Technique

Ozone Event Agrozone focuses on water quality management

"A disinfectant is no longer ordered from a brochure"

How many rounds in the greenhouse does a grower make in a day? Enough to sometimes ‘not really’ see certain things. For example, a very slow, dirty cloth filter or a condensation gutter that empties directly into the clean drain. Recently, during a day on which water in Dutch horticulture - including the WaterEvent - was central, some seventy people gathered to reflect on water…

Ferry Visser, Dutch grower, about Airmix

"This system is priceless"

Keeping the screen cloth closed while still ventilating and dehumidifying is not a challenge anymore, they say at Van der Ende Groep. Ferry van der Ende: "That is what the Airmix was developed for. The Airmix draws cool air from above the screen when the screen is completely closed and blows it into the cultivation area below…

US (CO): As “green rush” rolls on, Boulder’s Surna helping make cannabis industry more sustainable

Boulder-based Surna, which designs, engineers and manufactures application-specific environmental control and air sanitation systems for commercial, state- and provincial-regulated indoor cannabis cultivation facilities in the U.S. and Canada, is helping cannabis growers become sustainable and efficient…

Controlling the roof cleaner remotely without damaging the foil

Keeping the roofs of greenhouses clean is important for multiple reasons, but not in the least to allow light to penetrate with ease and help the produce grow. Making the process of cleaning the roofs of greenhouses easier and more accessible is one of the goals of Van der Waay. Their Top Cleaners can…

US (CA): Mavericks Renewables selects Procurant for greenhouse IoT solution

Procurant, a Silicon Valley technology company transforming the global food supply chain, today announced that Mavericks Renewable Energy, an energy-as-a-service provider for…

How LED and HPS lighting affects air and leaf temperature

As growers are educating themselves more on different lighting technologies, we have been faced with questions many times over about what effects different light sources have on temperature and crop production; what is the difference between Convection Heat and Radiant Heat? Anyone remotely familiar with…

CAN (BC): Operational milestones achieved for cannabis plantlet production

Next Green Wave Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that it has completed the installation and activation of its research and innovation laboratory under license from biotech leader Intrexon Corp. In a statement, the Vancouver-based cannabis company said this will advance Intrexon's Botticelli next-generation…

Argus VP and General Manager Michael Heaven:

"Collecting data is not the issue, using data is what matters"

When talking about data in greenhouses, the collecting of data might not be the issue nowadays, with many tools being available to do so. Using the data is the real issue: Making the numbers accessible to the right persons at the right time, and being able to respond to it in the correct way is more of a…

New lighting technology delivers extra light to lower canopy of plants

UbiQD, a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced today an optical fiber-coupled luminescent concentrator technology that provides a new tool for optimizing light in controlled environments, enabling light-guiding to future UbiGro spectrum-control greenhouse products. “We continue to…

'Security camera' helps grower take action before it's too late

Nowadays the grower has no shortage of extra 'eyes'. Cameras, for example, help growers to monitor the growth of their crops. Yet there are very few cameras that can help growers to detect problems in cultivation early on in the way GreenspectIR, a hyperspectral camera that looks over the grower's…

CA (BC): Did the aliens arrive? No, but LED lights did

Here we go again. By investing in modern lights, lowering the energy needs of the horticultural industry, growers every now and then do not get applauded, but are being compared to E.T., Yoda, Groot, Avatar & Spock. Indeed: the aliens might have arrived again.  Last night, the lights came from local cannabis…

US (VT): Food testing labs breaks into testing cannabis, hemp

A food testing lab in Vermont is breaking into the cannabis and hemp industry. Bia Diagnostics started 12 years ago. The company specializes in analyzing allergens and finding what's in your food, and now it's adding cannabis and hemp testing. Co-CEO and Owner Thomas Grace says it's important consumers…


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