Oct. 30, 2014, West Lafayette, IN — Purdue University researchers’ success in using red and blue LEDs as the only source of light to grow ornamental plant seedlings indoors has led to a new phase of determining whether they can reduce production time with more colours.
It’s no exaggeration to say that LED lighting is poised to revolutionize greenhouse cultivation.
Aug. 7, 2014, Madison, WI —  Copious corn growing in tiny backyard plots? Roses blooming in December? Thanks to technology that the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Richard Vierstra has been developing for years, these things may soon be possible.
This was the motto of my home town. When it comes to greenhouse lighting, Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are “in.”
May 30, 2014, Chicago, Illinois — Royal Philips, a global leader in lighting, has partnered with Green Sense Farms (GSF), a Chicago-area commercial grower, to develop one of the largest indoor commercial farms using LED grow lights tailored to their specific crops
Bringing more light into the greenhouse has long been a goal of growers everywhere, and Dutch researchers have now set out on a multi-year study to determine the benefits of harnessing more diffuse light in particular.
Feb. 26, 2014, Wageningen, the Netherlands — In recent trials at the Netherlands’ Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture, researchers found that producing pot plants under a light-diffusing screen shortens the production time by 25 per cent and results in better quality plants.
This video is part of our “Innovation Through Automation” series filmed during the 2013 Ohio Short Course in Columbus. Gideon de Jager, commercial director of the Codema Systems Group, describes his company’s multi-layer system that was displayed at the Tava Systems booth.
May 2, 2013, West Lafayette, IN — Tomatoes grown around LED lights in the winter can significantly reduce greenhouse energy costs without sacrificing yield, according to a Purdue University study.
April 29, 2013, Gothenburg, Sweden — Heliospectra, specialists in smart LED lighting systems for plant science and horticulture applications, has been chosen by the Institute of Space Systems, the Bremen site of the German Centre for Aerospace, DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt), as the supplier of lighting systems for an extensive research study.
Jan. 21, 2013 — Philips – in collaboration with growers Beyond, River Flowers, along with suppliers Stolze and DLV Plant – has started two new trials with chrysanthemums under LEDs.
Jan. 8, 2013, Bergschenhoek , the Netherlands — The lamps at Jami VOF, a tomato grower and a member of the Van Nature growers association, have been on since the second half of November.
Lighting veteran answers some of the most commonly asked questions he deals with on a fairly regular basis.
May 24, 2012, Wageningen, the Netherlands — Scientists from Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, have concluded that it is possible to develop plants that produce even more food by reducing the level of pigments that make no contribution to photosynthesis.
May 17, 2012, Baden-Württemberg, Germany — Plants are dependent on the sun. Sunlight does not only supply them with energy, but also controls their development steps.
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