Top 5 -yesterday
- CAN (AB): Aurora to shut down Edmonton facility, says 8% of its workforce to be impacted
- "We should focus on contributing to developing relevant EU standards for medical cannabis"
- CAN: Number of micro-licenses keep growing
- How dehumidifiers improve greenhouse flower growing
- US (OK): Agricultural groups call for pause of cannabis licensing
Top 5 -last week
- "We are bringing together something truly special"
- CAN (BC): ‘It’s a serious blow:’ cannabis producer Tilray announces shut down of Nanaimo operation
- PT: License producers launch the Association of Licensed Cannabis Companies
- US (CA): A video tour of a 196,000 cannabis indoor facility
- US (CA): Glass House completes acquisition of SoCal-based 5.5 million sq. ft. greenhouse
Top 5 -last month
- "We are bringing together something truly special"
- Microclimate and drainage solutions in vertical cultivation systems
- AU: Victoria-based grower receives cultivation permit, first harvest by January
- Integrated pest management for indoor cultivation pt. 2
- Powdery mildew resistance gene identified in cannabis
Horticultural lighting design and Déjà Vu
Before the 1980s, architectural lighting design was more art than science. Electrical engineers needed nothing more than pencil and paper to perform lighting calculations by hand. This all changed, of course, with the introduction of personal computers. Today’s architectural lighting design software…
UbiQD: UbiGro luminescent film improving cannabis yield through spectral modification
“UbiGro is well proven in cannabis production, so now it’s time to sell the product and get it into more greenhouses,” says Eric Moody, Director of Sales at UbiQD. UbiQD is a nanotechnology company using quantum dots to produce luminescent films, with its UbiGro film developed specifically for greenhouse…
University of Guelph, OMAFRA to present preliminary results from light abatement study at CGC
Canada: Drone measures light emissions to better understand impact of light abatement bylaws
“There is a lot of data on lighting inside the greenhouse and what plants need, but there isn’t much data available on the light pollution side of it. We don’t actually know the light levels coming out of greenhouses,” explains Dr. William David Lubitz, associate professor at the Canadian University of…
Should I use HPS or LED for growing cannabis?
“What lighting source should I use for my licensed cannabis grow?”; “I am comparing LED to HPS for my cannabis operation. Which source do you recommend?” These are questions growers ask almost daily. Like many aspects of growing, deciding if you should grow under HPS (high-pressure sodium) or LED does…
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…
Plantalux opens indoor research and development center
Just few weeks ago Plantalux finished all works and improvements of its own indoor research and development center. New light spectra, climate conditions, substrates and many more growing strategies will be tested. “For first round we have decided to test various coco coir (100% coco and its mixes)…
"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…
How a grower switched from HPS to LED to accommodate a denser canopy
When LED technology came out, growers were reluctant to change their tried-and-true HPS lamps. Yet, as the tech advanced and growers became increasingly aware of environmental sustainability, some cannabis operations decided to entirely switch from HPS to LEDs. The team with Phat Panda explains how it…
1,400 LED lamps to be switched on in Swiss indoor cannabis facility
After successfully completed projects in indoors and greenhouses growing cannabis in North Macedonia, Uruguay, and Israel, Plantalux expands its services in Switzerland. Increasing worldwide demand for high quality cannabis flowers has been attracting more and more companies to invest in the cultivation…
Gibby’s Garden stays energy compliant in MA thanks to their advanced LED lighting
One of the issues that has been plaguing the overall cannabis market is product quality fluctuations: not every grower has been able to achieve the same high quality over and over, and thus it isn’t rare that a given product would look or smoke differently if purchased at different times. Among the many…
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”…
US (TX): Multiyear global research results in broad-spectrum lighting strategies
Fluence by OSRAM has 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. The studies found that while spectrum sensitivity is cultivar-dependent, broad-spectrum lighting strategies—which…
"There is more to a retrofit than simply changing some lights"
Fluence announced the first of two comprehensive retrofit guides specifically designed to assist cultivators and growers in determining what they need for a complete, seamless retrofitting process. The first guide, Greenhouse LED Retrofit Guide, outlines tips and tricks for greenhouse operators and…
Cliff Miller, Norman K
"Advanced LED lighting solutions allowed us to achieve high quality at low production costs"
Norman K is one of the largest cannabis wholesalers in Maine. “We have also expanded into Michigan,” says Cliff Miller of Norman K. “There, we are developing one of the most technologically advanced cultivation centers, equipped with the most cutting-edge solutions by Priva, Logiqs, and advanced LED…
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…
Paal Elfstrum, CEO Wheatfield Gardens
“Real-time lighting control is a critical element in our strategy"
In 2015, a group of investors purchased an abandoned 12.5-acre greenhouse facility in North Tonawanda, N.Y., that they named Wheatfield Gardens. Located about 10 miles north of Buffalo, the Venlo glass greenhouse was constructed in the early 1990s by a local power company called Oxbow Power. The…
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…
US (TX): Fluence to partner up with BFG to distribute LED lighting to US growers
Fluence has partnered up with BFG Supply to distribut LED lighting to US growers. Founded in 1972, BFG has a long history of serving professional growers, lawn and garden centers, landscapers and indoor growing stores. As an established industry leader, BFG provides the highest level of customer service,…
Candidus CEO Erico Mattos:
“Whether under HPS or LED, our goal is to provide energy savings”
“Candidus lighting controllers can be used to control HPS and LED systems alike, with an ROI of less than a year,” says Dr. Erico Mattos, co-founder and chief executive officer of lighting control company Candidus. Spending 2–3 years developing its dynamic controllers for horticultural lighting, Candidus…