Summer temperatures and hot novelties in July

Over summer we published about various LED novelties on our newsletter. The acreage of LED-lit cultivation is growing rapidly and the knowledge on the lights as well. And technique helps us in more ways: growing autonomously, for example.  

 

"Under LED, 1 truss less settled but more yield due to bigger fruit weight"

In Autumn 2019 Gemüsebau Steiner installed Hyperion LED top lights in their tomato greenhouse in Kirchweidach, replacing the existing 1000W HPS fixtures with LED fixtures in…  

Artificial intelligence in the greenhouse

When will human growers become obsolete?

Greenhouse automation has come a long way in the past two decades. Give it another two decades, and it may completely overshadow the human element in the greenhouse. At least,…

Hortinergy

Calculating optimal equipment and settings, before the greenhouse is built

“Our software calculates the best configuration of a closed greenhouse for any crop all over the world,” says Vincent Stauffer, director of Hortinergy, a French technology…

Temperature is the biggest challenge for cultivation in the Maldives

A pearly white beach and a vast blue ocean. This is the picturesque location for which many tourists travel to the Maldives every year. However, these islands in the Indian…

 

Indoor soft fruit cultivation in Horst: balancing between growth stages

In the Netherlands, Niels Jacobs is testing the indoor cultivation of various crops in a converted mushroom cell. In the research facilities of Light4Food, he is doing this on…


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