Top 5 -yesterday
- Photo report from the GreenTech's Medicinal Cannabis Pavilion
- US (NV): A look inside a North Las Vegas based cultivation facility
- NL: Dutch cities reject cannabis regulation plan
- "Beneficials help forge the way for medicinal-grade cannabis"
- US (CA): County Planning Commission denies appeal of Carpinteria-area cannabis cultivation
Top 5 -last week
- Research project to develop specific LED lighting recipes for medicinal cannabis
- "Many people would not think that soil can be high-tech"
- "Specialized knowledge and expertise determines the success of a medical cannabis project"
- GreenTech launches Medicinal Cannabis Pavilion
- GreenTech heading down the home stretch
Top 5 -last month
New greenhouse light automatically dims or brightens to complement natural light
California Lightworks announces a new supplemental LED light for greenhouse grows: the GHPro 340. This high-efficiency, spectrum variable LED light gives greenhouse growers optimum control over their growth cycle and product. Equipped with photosensors to read the levels of natural light, the GHPro 340…
LED solutions for horticulture
Vossloh-Schwabe launches the new LUGA COB LED Horticulture modules which provide a highly efficient COB technology with 2 different spectra optimized for vegetative and generative plant growth. Compared to other LED technologies LUGA COBs offer an extremely long service lifetime with chemical resistance, combined with a high…
A new lighting option for growers
Green Image announces the world wide introduction of their Horticultural Optimized LED Lighting Products. These LEDs and their optimized Spectra are designed for traditional…
Setting light levels for cannabis growth
When growing cannabis indoors, lighting is a major consideration. Growers have their opinions on what types of lights to use and which spectrum works best. But one part of the lighting equation is clear: a certain quantity of light is necessary to produce a healthy crop. Measuring Light Levels with PPFD…
Deciding factors when investing in grow lights
Medical cannabis cultivation is booming. Not only are more and more governments permitting the growth of this crop subject to certain regulations, but demand from the pharmaceutical industry is constantly increasing. Integral approach This in turn means that Hortilux is receiving more and more enquiries…
New double-ended lamps for plant growth
Ushio America introduces new 600W DE HPS and DE MH lamps to its Hilux Gro professional-grade horticulture series. Specifically designed and rated for use in open fixtures, these 600W DE lamps are optimized to run on 600W electronic ballasts. Growers can maximize potential in smaller spaces or increase…
The key difference: spectrum quality and light intensity
There are different aspects to take into consideration when growing medicinal-grade cannabis. One of the most important things that affects the plant growth is light, which can be differentiated in light quality, light intensity and photoperiod. According to research conducted by the CREA institute, “it…
MK: Macedonian grower to automate light environment
Heliospectra AB announces an order from Macedonian company SOG DOO. "The company is building a smart, state-of-the-art medicinal production facility in Gostivar, Macedonia,…
"By water-cooling our LEDs, we reduce heat and air conditioning load"
Cannabis growing facilities are known to generate a great amount of heat which, if not monitored and controlled properly, could result in issues that require a real big effort and a substantial amount of money to fix. One of the components of cannabis greenhouses that create a lot of heat is the lighting…Light spectrum patented
"As long-time growers, we know what plants want"
Spectrum King has announced that its proprietary spectrum has been patented. "We have been working hard to make the best, most efficient full spectrum LED grow lights. As long-time growers, we know what plants want, and we have been working hard for years to produce something special that makes both…
The future is looking bright - in LED or HPS?
The debate has been ongoing for years. It’s quite likely that, if you are making initial design plans for your grow facility, or even if you are currently in operation and…
Industry consortium to explore additive manufacturing for lighting
Building upon the progress made during a recent workshop, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has formally established the Additive Manufacturing for Lighting Consortium. The consortium will help bridge the knowledge gap between the lighting and 3D printing industries…Sam Thoman, Strawberry Fields
"Merging cannabis with the horticultural world is the big key"
The cannabis industry truly is a special sub set of horticulture. In order to be successful, it is necessary to be more than a grower. For instance, it is crucial to calculate precisely the power that a greenhouse is going to need. This is the vital lesson that Sam Thoman with Strawberry Fields learned…Zuri Humblet, Fospan Worldwide CEO
“Growing cannabis in large-scale operations demands knowledge"
Fospan Worldwide is a Dutch-Spanish solution provider for the horticulture and specialized in the medicinal cannabis industry with many years of cannabis experience. Zuri, Fospan CEO, points out that “One of the most crucial issues in starting a horticulture business, is to look for and rely on…
Lighting: the economics of growing
From growing peppers and tomatoes to growing medicinal hemp. This is the story of Sonny, co-founder of Thrive Farms Colorado, a medicinal organic hemp company active in Norwood, Colorado. Sonny is a guy with a very sunny disposition, really passionate about his job. However, impressive is his commitment…
China: KropTek opens new production factory in Shenzhen
KropTek, an LED grow light and container farming company, held its new factory opening ceremony in Shenzhen, China on 4th April 2019. Attended by over 50 key investors, suppliers and clients, the ceremony marks a major milestone for KropTek. Kroptek Leadership Team - from left to right: Wissam Farah,…
Using LED to grow cannabis
When Highland Grow first started growing, they installed traditional high-pressure sodium (HPS) lights. They quickly ran into challenges in their growing rooms. The HPS fixtures frequently caused the rooms to overheat and dry out. As a result, the plants were not producing consistently dense buds. Frank MacMaster, President of…