Top 5 - yesterday
- VerifyMe appoints new CEO
- New geothermal well contributes to the energy transition for Dutch greenhouses
- How a mysterious protein plays a crucial role in plant growth
- New heat-reflecting screen to be presented at GreenTech 2023
- Craft cannabis on a large scale: “A level of attention and care you don’t usually see”
Top 5 - last week
- US (MI): Regulators propose to strip licenses from cannabis companies that don’t pay vendors
- US (CA): “Our goal is not to be the biggest cultivator, but to be the best empowerer of brands”
- "This is the first time we are involved in cannabis cultivation research"
- US: Cutting utility costs by 50% while co-generating electricity and hot water
- Colorado’s cannabis industry has fallen on hard times. What does the future hold?
Top 5 - last month
- Cultivating organic cannabis with living soil
- Moving away from 12:12: The effect of different photoperiods on medicinal cannabis
- Why white tips differ from photobleaching
- Denmark: “Many cannabis growers are not aware of the real benefit of having the right genetics”
- “Acquiring exclusive genetics is a huge plus for producers trying to differentiate themselves”
Switzerland: "We found ourselves in a trap when moving from a small scale production to a bigger one"
A new indoor farm is just about to release its first 600 m2 of growing area for plants. On the two-level racks, seedlings with high CBD potency will be cultivated in the south of Switzerland. Apart from full spectrum LED lighting, Plantalux will deliver them a new climate computer that has been developed…
Valoya & GreenLux:
"Since the merger, we’re focusing more on greenhouse segments"
In the horticultural industry, Valoya is well-known for its research-driven approach to horticulture, their focus on light behavior, and how crops respond to that. Since this year, the company has merged with another Finnish LED developer: GreenLux. Valoya is and remains the horticultural brand of the…
Meanwell’s new XLG-240/320-48-ABV Series: 240W & 320W agricultural lighting LED power supply
“More flexible and digital intelligent agricultural lighting”
Although LED lighting is now commonly used for lighting in agriculture, it is still essential to be aware of the economic benefits and botanic-friendly conditions of lighting applications. Special requirements, such as wavelength, (color) selection, or application without flicker, need to be considered…
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Moving away from 12:12: The effect of different photoperiods on medicinal cannabis
"The standard practice to initiate flowering in medicinal cannabis involves reducing the photoperiod from a long-day period to an equal duration cycle of 12 h light (12L)/12 h dark (12D). The fact that this blanket rule is assumed to be optimal for all varieties is quite remarkable considering the…
Could growing crops under solar panels provide food and energy at the same time?
Imagine growing greens in your backyard under a solar panel and then juicing them in a blender powered by the same energy. A new University of Alberta project is working to make that a reality. By growing spinach under different solar panels, two U of A researchers are measuring how the process affects…
Israel: "We've proven the viability of growing high-quality medical cannabis in an efficient vertical farming model"
To successfully launch an urban vertical growing facility in Qiryat Gat, Israel, Trichome needed to collaborate with the right solution partners to maximize space while optimizing quality and automation at every step of the process. To appropriately design for the compact, intricate indoor environment…
Automated production line and bio chamber in new premises Greenlux
Over 100 people were welcomed last week into the new premises of Greenlux Lighting Solutions in Helsinki, Finland. The visitors were shown the in-house automated production line and the bio chamber, where experiments will take place for the Valoya horticultural lighting solutions. In 2022, Valoya officially merged…
Shining a light on efficiency and productivity metrics for CEA lighting
High-intensity lighting plays a critical role in promoting plant growth and achieving optimal yields. However, selecting the right lighting system for your CEA facility can be challenging, as there are many different light quality, intensity, and efficiency metrics to consider. Photosynthetically active…
© Nehru Dreamstime.comProviding growers with more support for plant growth
"Our new 302K LED fixtures achieve better PPE"
With the ongoing development of knowledge and technology and the aggravation of the energy crisis, the trend from HPS to LED is becoming more and more obvious, and the needs of growers are becoming clearer. "As a leading supplier of horticulture LED solutions in the industry, our latest 302K…
RED Horticulture opens PARC:
"We can develop even more efficient lighting strategies from our new research center"
"The opening of PARC marks a new chapter in RED's history," said Louis Golaz, CEO and co-founder of RED Horticulture, earlier this month while opening their Photobiology and Agronomy Research Center (PARC) earlier this month in Nantes, France. The company's LED light solutions, designed in France, enable…
Determining the right light intensity for your cannabis
"Do you ever get so focused in your own world that you kind of forget not everybody knows what you know? This happens to me all the time with Fluence's cannabis research," says Dr. David Hawley, Lead Scientist at Fluence. "We addressed some of the most fundamental cannabis lighting questions like…
Free DLI calculator launched
"Upon entering geographical information, such as address or city, growers are eligible to receive a free DLI supplemental lighting report, which outlines the type and quantity of LED lighting needed to achieve record yields," says Tony Vilgiate, President with CABA Tech. The company, a subsidiary of Best Lighting Products,…
Martin Quintal, Futur Vert:
“The internal driver increases the reliability and life span of the lights”
“We have developed a special spectrum to optimize cannabis yield and THC, with a special blend of 2 white chips and RED 660nm infrared,” says Martin Quintal, President of Futur Vert. The Canadian company manufactures grow lights, specializing in cannabis and vertical farms. “With our Asian partner, we…
France: Investing in photobiology for medical cannabis
"To develop the production of cannabinoids that meet pharmaceutical quality, the question of light is absolutely essential," says Hugues Péribère, Founder and CEO of Overseed. The company was founded in 2021 and is the first in France to be allowed to cultivate medical cannabis for R&D purposes. They…
Marcel van der Voort, grower and owner at Van Schie:
"Amazing to see what we can learn from plants if we can read them in real-time"
Rising energy prices continue to concern growers in most countries, especially in Europe and North America. Many growers are interested in using supplemental or full LED lighting because of its energy efficiency compared to conventional lighting. However, the purchase costs and the lack of knowledge…