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Tomato grower Redgrow from Belgium expands with Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

Signify will supply Belgian tomato grower Redgrow with LED grow lights again. After a number of successful years of cultivation with a combination of HPS and Philips GreenPower LED interlighting, Redgrow took the next step to a lighting installation with 295 µmol/m2. The Philips GreenPower LED…

Grow light system now connected to horti process computer

The Climalux CLX-V1000 grow light system was recently connected to the Priva Connext horticultural process computer at Carnation Nursery Nieuwland in Hoek van Holland. This makes it possible to communicate with the Horticulture Control Unit of Climalux. As a result, it is now possible to optimally…

New multifunctional and solid hygiene lock in the fight against disease pressure in horticulture

Growers want to prevent plant diseases and, therefore, infections of their crops as much as possible. This is because they increasingly cause unwanted failure and yield loss. Taking adequate hygiene measures has therefore become more important than ever. Royal Brinkman is introducing a new variant of…

Texas A&M AgriLife debuts automated precision phenotyping greenhouse

Featuring remote sensing and data-capturing capabilities, Texas A&M AgriLife Research has launched “the future of agricultural research” with its multi-million dollar Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse on the Texas A&M University campus in Bryan-College Station. The greenhouse is part of the…

Grower receives advance warning when soil becomes too dry

Thanks to sensors, growers can see whether the soil of their crops grow is moist enough in real-time. But that actually means they are always just a little too late. If the soil is too dry, there can already be potential damage. The Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture and Flower Bulbs of Wageningen…

Working together towards a digitally secure greenhouse horticulture cluster

The Cyber Resilience Centre Greenport has been launched. This initiative, made up of ten organizations - including Royal FloraHolland - is committed to a digitally secure horticulture cluster. Companies from the sector, such as production companies, breeders, trade, and supply chains, can join this Cyber…

How to choose fluorescent grow lights for your farm

Fluorescent grow lights can be an inexpensive lighting option for a small farm operation, but not every fluorescent light is the same. If you’re not using the right kind, you won’t have enough light to grow. When should you use fluorescent grow lights?Most large-scale and commercial operations use LED…

Rogier Barents:

Laevo expands range with new exoskeleton suitable for horticulture

In 2013, Rogier Barents founded Laevo with his business partner Boudewijn Wisse. Laevo was a spin-out of the company InteSpring, which once started with systems to balance kitchen cabinets, but much more could be done with this technology. So the idea was born to use the technology to balance people in…

Great Lakes Greenhouses begins new chapter with new dynamic LED grow lights

The team at Great Lakes Greenhouses takes pride in their list of firsts: first to use CO2 enrichment in the greenhouse, first to grow cucumbers year-round, and first to propagate cucumbers from seed on site to prevent disease. Welcoming innovation with open arms, the company is now embracing Sollum…

Tomtech helps University greenhouse go green with newly installed control system

Horticulture technology experts Tomtech have upgraded Nottingham University’s control equipment in their Sutton Bonington campus greenhouse to help them save energy and money. With the rising cost of fuel and the greenhouse relying on outdated technology, Tomtech has installed their latest control…

Pilot started at greenhouses to advance coating technology

Getting as much light as possible into the greenhouse is something growers, and suppliers have been working on for years. Depending on the crop and temperature, a grower knows how to deploy the perfect climate strategy. The influence of the sun makes it clear that there is still much to be gained. PHYSEE…

Water Ways enters the market in Angola with a first smart irrigation project

Water Ways Technologies has been successful in penetrating the Angolan irrigation market with the delivery of its first smart irrigation project. The project, which irrigates various vegetables, includes the delivery of a drip irrigation system and smart irrigation control unit. The order, for an amount…

Food Autonomy co-developed a toplight to reduce lighting and heating costs

Food Autonomy and Lans co-developed the LEDFan Greenhouse Toplight that utilizes (almost) all the electrical energy. Not only does it profit from the high efficiency of the LEDs, but it also uses the energy losses (heat) by blowing cool air from above the luminaire via the drivers and LED modules back…

Fully customizable, component-agnostic LEDs to drive cost down

The horti LED space was initially much like the wild west, with companies trying to get a piece of the emerging indoor growing industry by making big claims on a technology that wasn’t ready to deliver on what they promised. “There were a lot of question marks on LED tech, and many companies were…

CarbonBook:

Real-time insights for sustainability and higher profits

“In CEA, numerous companies are positioning themselves around sustainability through reduced food miles and fewer chemicals, but there has been less conversation around carbon dioxide equivalence emissions. Retailers, grocers, and consumers are now asking for that reporting,” says Daphne Preuss, CEO, and…

CEA lighting upgrades – what’s the best solution for your facility?

Given historically high energy costs, hard-to-find legacy parts, and lamps, plus the availability of energy rebates, growers right now are looking for effective ways to retrofit or replace lighting systems. A lighting upgrade could mean switching from HPS to LED luminaires, retrofitting older magnetic…

SWEEPER, the sweet pepper harvesting robot

SWEEPER’s main objective is to bring first-generation greenhouse harvesting robots to market. SWEEPER optimizes the cultivation system by simplifying the harvest through the use of a robot. In order to improve the level of the robot’s cognitive skills, crop models will be used to determine the…

Polish company launches camera that monitors greenhouse plants

The Polish company Intertech Service has launched a new device to help growers use light more efficiently. It is a camera that offers live monitoring of plants in a greenhouse. It is based on direct measurements of chlorophyll fluorescence signals from plants which reflect the photosynthetic efficiency…

HPGen wins Iberflora Innovation Award

HPGen has won the Iberflora Innovation Award for technological improvement in ornamental production.  The award, named after Professor Ballester-Olmos of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, once again confirms the practical use of our groundbreaking technology to generate hydrogen peroxide on-site. Growers…

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Dutch propagator dials down the new lights because they’re "too effective"

Proving that it is possible to have too much of a good thing, a Dutch tomato propagator had to dial down the hybrid LED/HPS (high-pressure sodium) lighting in a new greenhouse because growth was outpacing the tomatoes in an existing greenhouse and thus upsetting the overall crop cycle. The good news is…

Special Lighting and Greenhouse Technology this month

With the energy crisis still going on, additional attention is paid to everything energy-consuming in a greenhouse. So, we too will pay more attention to that with this month's Special about lighting and greenhouse technology.  We'll focus on lighting, heating, just to name a few, and how to increase the sustainability…


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