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Grodan once again awarded EU Ecolabel

Grodan's growing media has again been awarded the EU Ecolabel. The most recent revision of this Ecolabel for growing media products places much greater demand on manufactures than the previous version. According to Ineke Vlot, Program manager non-food, SMK (Dutch Competent Body EU Ecolabel): “It is quite an.....

Royal Brinkman launches online knowledge center

Royal Brinkman is launching a new part of the webshop, the "Knowledge Center". This is a significant improvement for Royal Brinkman's shop. Growers can not only order products, but also find all their needed information on the Royal Brinkman webshop. This additional knowledge brings an extra service where.....

Lighting Science steps into vertical farming with new VividGro LED product line

Lighting Science announced their entrée into the vertical farming space with the addition of an LED T8 grow lamp to their industry-leading VividGro product line. Engineered specifically for vertical farming facilities and grow chambers/facilities, the latest addition to the VividGro line packs high output,.....

Air ducts help to create homgeneous climate

KE GrowAir is a subsidiary of KE Fibertec, an organization with 35 experienced employees which develops, manufactures and markets "Good indoor climate" through tailored textile air ducts suitable for almost every application. Homogenous greenhouse climate GrowAir is an enterprise that specializes in air.....

Vertical fixtures shine new light on LED

Vertical fixtures with two exposure modes: red blue and far red. This is how the staff of Lohuis Lighting sees new opportunities for LED lighting in horticulture. The first tests are conducted at Noordhuys Tomatoes and cucumber grower Jan Reijm.It actually looks quite bizarre. Between the cucumber plants of.....

Challenges in European fruit and vegetable production

The fruit and vegetable sector in Europe is undergoing major change and facing many challenges. At Fruit Logistica, Bayer again hosted the Exhibitor Forum to discuss these challenges – but also the opportunities in European fruit and vegetable cultivation – from the different perspectives of the value chain......

Greengro signs $25M smart greenhouse franchise agreement

Greengro Technologies has signed a definitive agreement on a ten-acre, $25 million Greengro hydroponic indoor farm project with Global Renewable Resources, Shaker Heights, Ohio, a new startup specializing in sustainable technologies and renewable energy.The agreement calls for GRR to purchase a Glass.....

Increase fruit production by optimal water dosing

Substrate growing is gaining popularity among soft fruit growers. This production method not only ensures higher production, but also a better consistency in quality. The precise control of water and fertilizers is essential in the production of Soft Fruit to lift the quality throughout the chain at a higher.....

How does AntiReflect work?

AntiReflect reduces the difference in refractive index between air and glass; that is why the greenhouse receives more sunlight.Light rays change direction when they enter one medium (glass) from another medium (air). The extent to which they change direction is determined by the refractive index of the.....

Hort Americas shines a light on GE LEDs

GE Lighting has been offering horticultural LED lights to the North American market since 2011. “GE had been marketing horticultural LED lights in Japan prior to introducing them to the United States,” said Sharee Thornton, Product Manager at GE Lighting. “The reason for not introducing them sooner was the.....

"High-power LED grow light cuts energy by 40%"

Plessey, a developer of award-winning LED technologies and manufacturer of solid state lighting products, has launched the Hyperion family of high-power horticultural LED grow lights. Designed specifically to provide supplementary lighting in greenhouses, the Hyperion 1000 and Hyperion 1600 units deliver.....

Cooling the greenhouse: chalk or liquid?

Nowadays, liquid greenhouse coatings are replacing chalk applications more than ever. These coatings are easy to apply, easy to remove and provide uniform shading. Coating with ReduSol is a good choice for people who have little or no experience with liquid coatings.The best way to keep heat out of the.....

Michael LeGoff, Plessey:

"Tariff war with Europe would be an unmitigated disaster"

Semiconductor producer Plessey employs about 150 people at its Roborough plant where it has invested £100million since 2012.And chief executive Michael LeGoff has affirmed that the company intends to continue producing its sought-after products, mainly high-tech LEDs for lighting, in Plymouth.But he has.....

"Replacing traditional lighting with LEDs is not that simple"

LED grow lights are widely seen as the replacement of conventional greenhouse lighting like HPS, HID and fluorescent lamps. LEDs offer many interesting opportunities, but when looking at all of the brands available on the market, it is not always clear where to start. This was a reason for Finnish LED grow.....