Valoya appoints Mr. Tuukka Parviainen as new CEO

"We provide LED-solutions to help customers consume fewer resources"

Valoya, the research-driven manufacturer of horticultural LED lighting solutions announces the appointment of Mr. Tuukka Parviainen as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Parviainen will take on the CEO role starting from October 1st, 2021. “Tuukka is an experienced leader with a strong track record of…

At current light levels, intermediate lighting has limited usefulness for tomatoes

So far, there have been very few tests to determine if intermediate lighting offers unequivocal advantages. Is it better than the same intensity of additional top lighting?…

Orance grows and moves to Wateringen

"Many requests for support in the field of lighting"

The Dutch consultancy and engineering firm Orance moved from Monster to Wateringen in late August. With the move, the company has gained a demo area. The Orance growing team provides assistance to producers in the search for the most optimal supplemental lighting installation with the most suitable…

"You don't need white light for crop inspection"

There are several myths surrounding the specific light spectra used for growing crops and, more specifically, the use of white, green, or broad-spectrum light. This article is the third in a series of interviews with Signify’s Esther de Beer, manager of the team of plant specialists at Philips…

GrowFlux targets energy efficient intelligent lighting control through Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator

"By coupling lighting control technology with sensors, we can define the best lighting strategy”

In July 2021, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) announced the five start-ups selected to participate in the initiative’s ninth cohort, with agtech company GrowFlux among the participants. The program is targeting the development of sustainable technologies for controlled environment agriculture.…

Harnessing DLI: How an LED retrofit improves DLI strategy

The point of growing crops in a controlled environment is to establish predictability and stability. It can be difficult to achieve full control over every facet of a greenhouse, but growers can solve the critical issue of natural light fluctuations with LEDs. Daily Light Integral (DLI) measures the…

Russia: LED lighting improves the quality and appearance of lettuce at Teplichnyy

The Russian greenhouse growers op Teplichnyy equipped their greenhouses for growing lettuce with Philips GreenPower LED toplighting. As a result, the quality and appearance of the crop significantly improved: making leaves crisper, more compact, and with a better taste, while reducing electricity…

Dutch strawberry plant grower shares experience with UV pesticide

In the Netherlands, Plantenkwekerij Kapteijns propagates strawberry plants in a greenhouse. A spray boom regularly 'flies' over the crop. This is no longer an unusual occurrence for the grower. He has been using UV crop protection for years. In 2012, the nursery's Piet-Hein Kapteijns contacted…

Analysis: Yield of tomato cultivation under light and unlit in Flanders not much different

The area of tomato cultivation under light in Flanders has increased slightly in recent years. Growers nowadays grow all sorts of tomatoes, from 'standard' loose and vine tomatoes to all sorts of specialties. In addition to the different varieties, the choice of whether or not to grow tomatoes in a…

"LEDs with nanoparticle coating beneficial for growth of tomato seedlings"

Light qualities are considered to affect many plant physiological processes during growth and development. To investigate how light qualities make an influence on tomato seedlings under greenhouse conditions, the growth and morphological parameters of tomato seedlings (Fortizia F1RC hybrid) were studied…

Oreon

How a tiny cooling element led to an innovation that changed everything

Sales Director Jan Mol is one of the founders of Oreon. Jan Mol and his partners started the business incubator Tendris in 2002, with sustainability as its absolute starting point. “At the time, sustainable was practically a synonym for expensive. The idea was: we need to save simply by using less…

Award for Canadian LED supplier

Sollum Technologies is pleased to announce that its smart LED lighting system has been awarded the prestigious 2021 Sapphire Award in the horticultural lighting category by LEDs Magazine. The Sapphire Awards winners were revealed at the end of day one of the Strategies in Light conference, held on August 24-25, 2021. "Receiving…

Separate fact from fiction with DesignLights Consortium’s horticultural LED webinar

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 8, aimed at helping growers and other stakeholders learn the facts about LED horticultural lighting, while debunking common misconceptions about the technology and its effectiveness. “Mythbusting! Horticultural LED Lighting”…

Modeling natural light availability in skyscraper farms

Lighting is a major component of energy consumption in controlled environment agriculture (CEA) operations. Skyscraper farms (multilevel production in buildings with transparent glazing) have been proposed as alternatives to greenhouse or plant factories (opaque warehouses) to increase space-use…

Fluence

US (TX): Multiyear global research results in broad-spectrum lighting strategies

Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced today the results from a series of multiyear global studies analyzing the effects of broad-spectrum white light on cannabis, Merlice tomatoes and bell peppers.…

Light spectra and root stocks affect response of tomatoes

Plant biomass and yield are largely dictated by the total amount of light intercepted by the plant (daily light integral (DLI)—intensity × photoperiod). It is more economical…

Local horticultural knowledge is needed to develop the horticultural sector

‘High-tech suppliers have to prove themselves in China’

Chinese greenhouse horticulture is developing rapidly: investors and governments are eager to set up new companies. This offers a wealth of opportunities for Dutch suppliers. But according to Sylvia Xu from Signify, these opportunities are not just there for the taking. “China lacks people with…

Lighting for aquariums, mushrooms and red lettuce varieties

LED strip available in new blue sun spectrum

Active Grow, the sustainable horticultural lighting manufacturer, proudly announces the launch of its 22W T5 4FT LED Horticultural Strip Light in the new Blue Sun Spectrum. This versatile, heavy-blue spectrum with an average of 11,500K CCT and a high CRI 85, is designed specifically for growing corals,…

Cucumber production with LED grow lights

From two a week to two a day per square meter

The cucumber plants at the Danish nursery Klarskov Gartneri are doing well under the new grow lights from DGT by Senmatic. From harvesting two cucumbers a week per square meter during winter, the nursery now harvests two cucumbers a day per square meter after having installed LED grow lights. Cucumber…

Merlice tomatoes and bell peppers

"These results show how effective broad-spectrum white light can be”

The results from a series of multiyear global studies analyzing the effects of broad-spectrum white light on cannabis, Merlice tomatoes and bell peppers were announced this week by Fluence.  Recent studies found that while spectrum sensitivity is cultivar-dependent, broad-spectrum lighting strategies—which…

GrowFlux

“We’ve built a controller that works with any horticultural lighting"

In July 2021, the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) announced the five start-ups selected to participate in the initiative’s ninth cohort, with agtech company GrowFlux among the participants. The program is targeting the development of sustainable technologies for controlled environment agriculture.…

Growing pepper cultivars with shorter internode characteristics with adjustable spectrum

Sunlight does not work “on” and “off” like a light switch. That's why the team with Sollum Technologies introduces the SUN as a Service® platform. Canadian greenhouse company Allegro Acres has been among the first growers to make use of this system, which not only manages light intensity, but it…

GE Current announces European arrival of Arize Lynk

"LED luminaire offers region’s indoor growers greater flexibility and choice"

GE Current, a Daintree company, has announced the arrival in Europe of the Arize® Lynk2, its next-generation, low-power/high-performance LED luminaire for controlled environment agriculture (CEA) applications such as vertical farms. "Offering a 50% longer lifetime of 54,000 hours to L90, up to 15%…

Light Science Technologies launches new LED lighting range

90% recyclable design enables growers to simply upgrade and replace

Light Science Technologies (LST) has launched nurturGROW to the market, its new sustainable grow lighting product range, offering an innovative solution for indoor farming, covering greenhouses, vertical farming, polytunnels, and medicinal plants. Created with four core component parts, the…

"We’ve continued to invest in this LED platform"

Lumileds, is improving the performance of LUXEON 3030 2D Round. Across all CCTs and for 70 and 80CRI, flux performance increases up to 2.5%. Hot-color targeting at 85°C…

Oreon expands dealer network in Canada

The North American horticulture has been hit hard by Covid-19, border closures, quarantines and disruptions to supply chains are limiting the access to fresh food. One of the…

"LEDs contribute to a higher winter production of excellent quality cucumbers"

LED systems clearly add value to year-round growth concepts for cucumbers. Jan Biemans of Tielemans Groentekwekerij from Boekel, the Netherlands and Eric van den Eynde from Kontich, Belgium have determined this after their first cultivation under a hybrid grow light solution. In 2020, they both upgraded…

US (TX): Fluence partners up with GrowGenerations as LED provider

Fluence by OSRAM has partnered with GrowGeneration as GrowGen’s premier LED horticulture lighting provider. With 55 retail and distribution centers, GrowGen carries and sells thousands of products, such as organic nutrients and soils, advanced lighting technology and state-of-the-art hydroponics…

New LED serves indoor lighting applications that prioritize lumens per dollar

Lumileds introduced its new Luxeon 2835 commercial LEDs engineered and designed to support the growing demand for a high volume, high-efficacy mid-power LED to serve…

GrowFlux

Philly start-up tweaks lighting for indoor agriculture industry

GrowFlux, a Philadelphia agricultural technology start-up that is trying to make the industry more efficient, won a $250,000 grant last week from the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator for research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado. The aim is to reduce energy consumption in…

Partnership combines long history in green industry with LED solutions

Fluence by OSRAM, today announced its partnership with BFG Supply (BFG), a technology-enabled distributor to the green industry. Founded in 1972, BFG has a long history of serving professional growers, lawn and garden centers, landscapers, and indoor growing stores. BFG provides a high level of customer…

GE Current enhances broad Lucalox® Portfolio and introduces Arize® H-Series

"These lamps are ideally suited to stand-alone or hybrid installations using LEDs"

GE Current today announces the enhancement of its European portfolio of next-generation Lucalox High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps with a range of Arize H-Series HPS fixtures. These will allow greenhouse growers the flexibility to retrofit their existing installations with the latest, high-performance, and…

Svensson introduces ClimaFlow

"Accelerate the growing climate while complying with light abatement legislations"

Growers face significant challenges while trying to create the perfect climate throughout their greenhouse. Reaching an even temperature and the ideal humidity levels without gapping is a complex task. Despite the difficulties, it is a mandated task that more and more growers must comply with in…

"Central and Eastern Europe can be the powerhouse of global food security"

"Closed-system farming helps tackle the biggest challenges in global food supply security", says Tungsram president & CEO Joerg Bauer.   Climate change causing extreme weather conditions in certain areas, overpopulation, soil contamination, the depletion of areas suitable for agricultural production, urbanization, and growing…

Valoya and Buresinnova equip Agrenvec’s manufacturing facilities for protein research

Producing high added value proteins with LED lights

Valoya’s LED grow lights have been available in the Spanish market for over a decade, thanks to a Barcelona based, horticultural consultant and supplier, Buresinnova (part of the Bures family of businesses). Many growth rooms and greenhouses across Spain and Portugal enjoy the benefits of finely tuned…

Ushio Germany presents Horturion HPS 1000W de el Supra Plus

"The highest light output ever achieved by a 1,000 W lamp"

With the Horturion HPS 1000W de el Supra Plus lamp, Ushio Germany GmbH presents another innovation in the field of plant growth lamps. "The Horturion Supra Plus is a 1,000 W lamp with a light output of 2180 µmol/s and therefore the most efficient 1,000 W lamp ever introduced in the market", the Ushio…

DesignLights Consortium releases update to technical requirements for horticultural lighting

“These changes help indoor growers to jump to LED products"

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today released the final version of its updated Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting (Version 2.1). Scheduled to take effect…


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