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Surna Cultivation Technologies becomes authorized reseller of BVV Neocision LED Grow Lights

Surna Cultivation Technologies has become a reseller of BVV Neocision LED grow lights. Surna will work closely with BVV to develop lighting layouts and to properly deploy and integrate the LED grow lights in controlled environment agriculture (CEA) facilities.  “With the ability to offer LED grow lights alongside…

Fazle Quazi: "It's opening possibilities for many crops"

Sequentially moving periodic light beam with anti-microbial function too

Imagine having a light that does not only provide a more uniform light on the canopy, but also functions as anti-microbial. “We have been working on this light for quite a long time,” says Fazle Quazi, CEO of Boulderlamp. The company has indeed announced a new dual-function horticultural and…

How does change in red-far red ratio do with plant pests?

Insects in the greenhouse also react to changes in lighting. A group of Dutch researchers, therefore, looked at the effect of playing with red and far-red light on herbivorous insects.  In the study, which appears in the scientific journal Scientia Horticulturae, the researchers share results that indicate…

"Should I switch to LED, and where do I start?"

The thought in the title often goes hand in hand with doubt and questions. This is only logical when you see how quickly things are developing in the LED field and the energy market, according to Arno Wartewig of Orance. Besides, the search for answers has not become any easier with the many players…

“Energy costs make control measures all the more important”

In the Netherlands, the lit cultivation season is around the corner. The current electricity prices mean optimal lighting is vital, which, according to Paul Blom of Multi-meet, you can achieve by measuring the light in the greenhouse, or by having emissions from several lamps and reflectors measured.  Emissions…

10 ways to ensure high yields and crop productivity with your HPS luminaires

Lighting is perhaps one of the most important aspects of growing a crop, and just as you would spend money and time to upkeep a car to ensure it runs properly, a lighting system needs maintenance also. Grow lights need to be cleaned, re-lamped, and tested to ensure they are still working well: if not,…

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Out-of-season green bean production with LED lights and a soilless growing system

Green bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is one of the most important sources of vegetable proteins in the world and it is cultivated all year round, but the light availability during the dark season limited its growth. Nevertheless, recent studies conducted on greenhouse horticulture demonstrated that, with…

Boulderlamp introduces new dual function lamp

New dual function light increases crop yield and prevents mold and pests

Boulderlamp, Inc. (BLI) is introducing a new unique horticultural and antimicrobial LED combo light for indoor and greenhouse cultivations. PerfectPar™ DuoLight 4000 is a patent-pending dual-function light designed to increase crop production with less energy and to provide preventative control of mold…

"Lighting is one of the most important factors for optimizing plant growth in CEA"

A panel of experts busted a pantheon of myths surrounding LED lighting in a recent webinar that stressed how “lighting is one of the most important factors for optimizing plant growth in controlled environment agriculture (CEA).” The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) and private consulting experts covered…

Research update: on the technical performance characteristics of horticultural lamps

GLASE has published a review of horticulture lighting system performance, including recommendations for both the lighting standards community and growers for navigating the…

October: Special Lighting and Technique

October is lighting and greenhouse technique month on our horticultural sites this month. More and more growers are installing lamps, and new techniques are also being developed to make the inside of greenhouses even better.This special is the opportunity to share novelties, news, and new developments…


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