horticulture lighting system News

  • Lighting strategies for LEDs in greenhouse horticulture

    The use of assimilation lighting in greenhouse horticulture has increased by 10% per year during the past decade, leading to a considerable increase in electricity consumption. LED lighting systems have a variety of advantages, ranging from their small size, high energy conversion efficiency to the option to emit specific wavelengths. In the EU project HI-LED, Wageningen UR Greenhouse ...

  • My First Webinar on Horticulture Lighting – Special Preview

    This Thursday I’m giving my first webinar to a group of outstanding, motivated, compassionate individuals from around the world. The audience will be teams of college students preparing plans for vertical farming systems in their regions –to provide safe, reliable food sources while meeting the challenges of energy and environmental ...


    By Illumitex Inc.

  • IDCs: innovation engine for horticulture

    “We want to show innovations in intensive horticulture and demonstrate how they can be applied in practice. This is the main goal of the Innovation and Demonstration Centres (IDCs) in the Netherlands,” says Sjaak Bakker of Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture. There are currently seven operational IDCs, namely in the field of water , flavour, energy, LED lighting, bulbs and plants, ...

  • LED lighting can significantly reduce greenhouse horticulture energy consumption

    With the exception of energy consumption, where there is still much to be done, the Dutch are global leaders in greenhouse horticulture. The quality is high, and nowhere else is the use of water and pesticides so low. Even so, demand for innovation, sustainable production and healthy fruit and vegetables and high-quality flowers remains high. One innovation that would really help in this is the ...

  • Strategic greenhouse horticulture research has joint benefits

    Six months after its launch, the ‘Club of 100’ continues to grow steadily; around 40 supply companies are now more closely involved in strategic research into greenhouse horticulture at Wageningen UR, and jointly carry responsibility for the research. The participating companies are right on top of the latest developments, have a say in the research and develop an interesting network. ...

  • Light-emitting Diode Sole-source Lighting Effective in Bedding Plant Seedling Production

    In northern latitudes, producers of bedding plants depend on supplemental lighting during the late winter and early spring growing seasons. Unfortunately, these peak times for young plant production are also the darkest. Researchers have determined that a minimum amount of photosynthetic light (daily light integral; DLI) is necessary to produce high-quality young plants in greenhouses. In ...

  • 10% more light in a new greenhouse concept: the Winterlight Greenhouse

    The Winterlight Greenhouse is a new greenhouse concept which gains 10% more light in winter and is currently under construction at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk. The Winterlight Greenhouse has a new type of screen system: Ludvig Svensson high transmittance screen and specially developed diffusing glass. Together with optimization of the construction, more than 10% light gain ...

  • Commercial Greenhouses See 35% Increase In Revenue With TruLite LED Grow Lights

    TruLite Industries, LLC is at it again, introducing their line of commercial LED grow lights through TruLiteLED.com. TruLite, known for bringing innovative products to the commercial greenhouse marketplace, is positioned to permanently alter how produce is grown on a large scale while showing grow operation owners how to increase revenue by 35% or more. TruLite LED ...


    By TruLite Industries

  • TruLite LED Sends Nearly $20M in Project Bids for LED Grow Lights in 90 Days

    TruLite LED, the Horticultural Lighting Division of Trulite Industries, LLC is on the move. Their sustainable food platform http://www.truliteled.com has submitted almost $20,000,000 in project bids for LED Grow Lights, in just the last 90 days. Growers from around the world are hearing about the advancements that this fast emerging ...


    By TruLite Industries

  • Illumitex Scores big at Indoor AgCon in Las Vegas

    It might come to some peoples’ surprise that in the “City that Never Sleeps,” lies one of the largest growing indoor agricultural trade shows in the United States. Just last week Illumitex was one of the many to participate in the 4th Annual Indoor AgCon, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. This two-day event brought together some of the biggest industry leaders ...


    By Illumitex Inc.

  • Tasty strawberries with LEDs

    Strawberries taste better when they are illuminated in the autumn. The vitamin C content and the production has increased as well. That is the result of research by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Hortriculture. Strawberries were planted on 20 August in a greenhouse of IDC Flavour at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk. Three lighting systems and five different varieties are being ...

  • Purple limes and blood oranges could be next for Florida citrus

    University of Florida horticulture scientist Manjul Dutt is hoping to turn your next margarita on its head by making it a lovely lavender instead of passé pale green.  Dutt and Jude Grosser from the UF Citrus Research and Education Center are developing genetically engineered limes containing some similar genetic factors that are expressed in grape skin and blood orange pulp. ...

  • Research and Commercialization Unite at the New Vineland Greenhouse Technology Centre

    The new, pre-scale commercial greenhouse facility at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland Station, ON, will help accelerate the commercialization of innovative technologies and products coming out of research.  Located in Canada’s Niagara region, the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is dedicated to horticultural science and innovation. The 100-year-old research ...

  • Energy efficiency a key concern for vegetable growers

    As Australian vegetable growers continue to struggle under the weight of rising production costs, an energy audit report on the industry has taken a closer look at power consumption and efficiency. “Energy costs have practically doubled over the last decade, prompting the industry to take a closer look at the way facilities use energy, and to then use the report to identify ...


    By AUSVEG

  • First 4th Generation T Series Reach Customers

    Coinciding with the launch of the new T-series in November 2014, the factory in Suolahti, Finland, began mass production of the newly developed and extensively tested tractor range. Across Europe, including in Germany, the first machines are already working on farmland and with contractors. We were present at one of the handovers, and talked to the new owners. A white T174e Direct with front ...

  • Abscisic acid treatments can prevent tomato blossom-end rot

    Plants are subjected to numerous environmental stresses -- drought, extreme temperatures, and excess light can all affect plant growth and quality. Looking for methods to improve the quality of tomato plants, researchers at the University of Tennessee turned to abscisic acid, a plant hormone known to help plants acclimate to these types of severe environmental stresses. The research results and ...

  • Optimal substrate moisture content determined for high-quality bedding plants

    The bedding plants sold in retail outlets are typically grown in greenhouse production environments where professionals can monitor irrigation, light, and temperature. When the greenhouse-grown plants reach the retail market, however, they are often subjected to a range of less-than-ideal light levels, temperatures, and irrigation schedules that can be detrimental to plant quality and vigor. ...

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