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- Farming on asteroids: Science future, not science fiction
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- Providing the knowledge and recipes for growing any crop successfully
- UK building specialist launches modular vertical farm
Heliospectra partners with Carleton College
"LED lighting controls are a game changer for the next generation of growers"
Heliospectra has partnered with Carleton College, a private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, United States, to upgrade the campus greenhouse facilities. Carleton College installed Heliospectra’s Elixia adjustable spectrum horticulture lighting and the helioCore light control system to…
TSRgrow introduces Lighting as a Platform
TSRgrow has announced Lighting as a Platform (LaaP), a technology that delivers results to indoor growers, while reducing up-front and long-term operating costs. "Lighting as a Platform (LaaP) brings together TSRgrow's solutions for commercial horticulture growing into one digital platform: Centralized…
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What vertical grow light exist for indoor farming?
If the indoor place you want to grow your plants doesn’t have access to natural light, using vertical grow light is the solution. Suppose you require additional lighting for the growth of your plants. This usually happens during the winter seasons, where vertical grow lights can be used as another light…
Shining some light on the in's and out's of indurstrial indoor farming light set-ups
When supplementing light in a greenhouse, there are several aspects that need to be considered when developing a plan and implementing grow lighting setups in the facility. Supplemental lighting for greenhouses becomes more and more important in the seasons where there isn't a lot of five light like in…
"Growers eager to start using LED"
LED is hot and definitely no longer a thing of the future. This has become evident from, among other things, a survey by Hortilux among growers. Interest levels in LED appears to be very, very high. At the same time, some questions and challenges remain, too. Hortilux has noticed a strong surge in the…
About PAR, PPF, and PPFD
If you have been researching LED horticulture lighting systems for your plant growth facility, you have likely been bombarded with a variety of metrics that lighting manufacturers use to market their products. Some terms and acronyms you are likely to see include: watts, lumens, LUX, foot candles, PAR, PPF, PPFD, and photon…
Plug-and-play lighting system allows growers to identify targeted light conditions
Horticultural lighting is no longer simply a matter of lights being on or off, but about everything in between as growers seek to maximize yield and product quality through improved lighting conditions. According to Ryan Hunt, cofounder of Grow Ray and technical advisor at Candidus, the horticultural…
Light bar to grow healthy plants
Vitabeam produced their first LED light bar, which emits a combination of light wavelengths called VQe (Vitabeam Quantum energy). The wavelengths are all safe for human exposure and have properties…Dreamstime.com
Study on the effect of red & blue rich LEDs vs fluorescent light on Lollo Rosso Lettuce
The challenges of feeding an increasing population, an increasingly urban population and within an increasingly challenging global environment have focused ideas on new ways…
What are PAR, PPF and PPFD, and why should we care?
As a grower, you have a lot of things to care about. Plant lifecycles, grow light positioning, heat, light spectrum, space and market are all incredibly important factors to consider when building a greenhouse or grow area. As you explore this world and unpack the different metrics and grow lights and…
Boost operational efficiencies with lighting control system
"Signify’s expanded GrowWise Control System helps growers boost operational efficiencies. This allows for full dimming for Philips toplighting compact in greenhouses. Besides, it enables growers to plan and automate light recipes one year ahead and to control the grow lighting through their climate…
Tips on reducing vertical farm costs, part 2
Want to reduce vertical farm costs?
"In our second part looking at how to reduce costs for vertical farming, AgriTech start-up Light Science Technologies offers some more key pointers," says Simon Deacon, CEO of Light Science Technologies. These pointers highlight what factors growers must consider ensuring they’re fully primed for their…
Depending on the cheapest lightbulb, vertical farming could feed world's poor
Abu Dhabi’s giant Yas Mall isn’t the most obvious location for embracing nature. The sprawling complex, which houses a 20-screen cinema, leads to a Ferrari-themed amusement park. At its heart is the Carrefour SA hypermarket. There’s no natural light or soil, yet floor-to-ceiling shelves offer shoppers…