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With the increase of extreme climate events and the lack of soil resources, traditional soil cultivation is facing increasing challenges, and modern soilless cultivation is rapidly emerging. "One of the most popular methods of cultivation is the vertical farm, which is being developed in different…

Photosynthetic brand launched by Rift Labs

LED technology company Rift Labs has launched a new brand Photosynthetic, offering lighting solutions that aim to improve yield and quality of the product, reduce production costs and help growers achieve profitability. Photosynthetic offers the following solutions: Self-contained R&D Lab for plant science…

Sollum expands dynamic LED grow lights range

Sollum Technologies has expanded its lighting family, which now features three new fixtures: the SF-ONE, the SF-PRO, and the SF-MAX. Designed to accommodate various lighting strategies, these new LED fixtures will meet the diverse needs of a rapidly growing clientele, from large-scale to niche producers.…

"The suffering cannabis market": tips on how to maximize profit

Wholesale cannabis flower prices are declining in North American markets. Last summer, the average wholesale price of cannabis flower in the United States was above $1600/lb. As of September 2nd, it was $1,003/lb – a whopping 37% decrease from last year. Canada saw similar declines. Here are some facts…

Why crops grow better with more light

For a good part of the year, the level of natural light is below optimal for most crops. Any additional light that then enters the greenhouse contributes to improved production and quality, says Anne Elings, Plant Physiologist at Wageningen University & Research.Photosynthesis is the name for a series of…

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"Growers should take advantage of utility rebates and transition to high efficiency LEDs"

California's power grid is experiencing record-high demand levels, straining the grid to the brink of blackouts. Extreme heat is driving demands, which last week were projected to peak at 51,243 megawatts. Some cities did, in fact, experience deliberately ordered blackouts, despite the state's energy…

US (MI): Partnership with grower to increase and optimize production with LED fixtures

Pro Football Hall of Famer, Calvin Johnson Jr., along with his co-founder of Primitiv, Rob Sims, and Fohse, announced their new exclusive partnership where Fohse will equip Primitiv's Michigan-based cannabis cultivation facility with LED fixtures to increase and optimize its cannabis production.  Calvin Johnson…

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What is the effect of prolonged photoperiod on hemp?

“To manipulate growth, hemp is usually cultivated under prolonged photoperiods or continuous light that could cause photo-oxidative damage and adjustments of photosynthetic reactions.” In a recent study on the effects of photoperiod, researchers explain both the positive and negative effects. Besides…

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"Transitioning to LEDs will help alleviate unprecedented heatwave sweeping planet"

This summer, the planet is experiencing record-breaking heatwaves that are endangering agriculture, economic activity, livelihoods, and even national security and the country’s energy portfolio. California Lightworks CEO George Mekhtarian, a former Silicon Valley engineer who started his company to…

Cannabis growers increase cannabinoids by 10% with grow light

Executives of combination medical cannabis dispensary and indoor cannabis growing operation, Zen Medicine, found that using Kind LED X2 grow lights in their indoor commercial cannabis farm increased cannabinoids in harvests by up to 10%.Zen Medicine grow room with the Kind LED grow lights Founded by…

"Temporarily extending daylength increases cannabis yield by up to 20%"

Signify and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have created a light recipe that extends the flowering phase of medicinal cannabis, leading to higher yields. By upping the photoperiod – that is, the length of daylight – from 12 to a maximum of 18 hours per day, the yield can increase by up to 20%.…

LED lighting collaboration flourishes at Israeli cannabis farms

Fluence Bioengineering, Inc. in collaboration with REMY is supporting the record introduction of lighting technology solutions to Israel’s medical cannabis facilities. Israel—considered a world leader in cannabis research, cultivation and advanced regulation—has positioned itself at the forefront of the…

Grower uses aquifer below greenhouse for water-cooled LEDs

The old story about the cannabis industry goes that many basement cannabis growers struggled with the complexities of commercial cannabis cultivation, as going from small scale to large scale without proper expertise has proven to be extremely difficult. Yet, some cannabis growers were very much aware of…

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August 11

Horticulture lighting and learning event: discover the latest science

The horticulture lighting industry is advancing fast with new technology, allowing you to grow more yield while reducing your expenses. In fact, many of these advancements are being developed right here in the United States. So Hort Americas is hosting an event, as part of their AppLit initiative, to…


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