International Symposium focuses on horticultural lighting research

International Symposium focuses on horticultural lighting research

Originally published in Issue 15, October 2016 Scientists, university researchers, graduate students and industry representatives from 25 countries attended the 8th International Symposium on Light […]

Horticultural Lighting Metrics

Horticultural Lighting Metrics

Ian Ashdown, P. Eng., FIES Senior Scientist, SunTracker Technologies.   It was all so easy until recently. Plants require light in order to grow, and […]

Hort Americas Offers OSRAM Horticultural LED Lights

Hort Americas Offers OSRAM Horticultural LED Lights

Hort Americas is now offering OSRAM’s ZELION HL300 series of horticultural LED fixtures including controls and accessories. One of main advantages of the fixtures is […]

Horticulture industry optimistic about potential of LEDs

Horticulture industry optimistic about potential of LEDs

Originally published in Issue 7 Scientists and growers are excited about the potential of LEDs for plant growth. Researchers advise growers that not all LEDs […]

Using light to enhance the nutritional value of microgreens

Using light to enhance the nutritional value of microgreens

Originally published in LightHort The cover photo (taken by Joshua Craver) of the January issue of the Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science features microgreens. […]

Lettuce See The Future: LED Lighting Helps Farming Go High-Tech In Japan

Lettuce See The Future: LED Lighting Helps Farming Go High-Tech In Japan

Humans have spent the last 10,000 years mastering agriculture. But a freak summer storm or bad drought can still mar many a well-planted harvest. Not […]

How LED lighting treatments affect greenhouse tomato quality

How LED lighting treatments affect greenhouse tomato quality

LEDs show potential as cost-saving alternative to overhead high-pressure sodium lamps AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – To satisfy increasing consumer demand […]

Manchester’s Home of Honest Coffee turns hydroponic with the help of Refarming and HydroGarden

Manchester’s Home of Honest Coffee turns hydroponic with the help of Refarming and HydroGarden

Creative working space and artisan coffee shop, Home of Honest Coffee, in the city of Salford, has taken one more step towards sustainability following the […]

Valoya drives Queen Mary University’s research into higher yields in agricultural crops in collaboration with Microsoft.

Valoya drives Queen Mary University’s research into higher yields in agricultural crops in collaboration with Microsoft.

Valoya (Helsinki, FInland) a leading provider of advanced plant lighting systems, worked with Microsoft Corp. to create next generation of state of the art lighting […]

The Bright Agrotech ZipFarm™

The Bright Agrotech ZipFarm™

The Story of ZipFarm Starting a farm is nearly impossible to the farmer with low capital, no crew, and no farmland. These requirements help no […]

Hort Americas Partners with SparkFund to Provide Financing for Energy Efficient Grow Lights

Hort Americas Partners with SparkFund to Provide Financing for Energy Efficient Grow Lights

From One of Our Sponsors Hort Americas, a leading North American wholesale horticulture supplier, has teamed up with SparkFund to offer controlled environment agriculture customers […]

Irvine: Planning Agriculture for the 21st Century – by Jim Pantaleo

Irvine: Planning Agriculture for the 21st Century – by Jim Pantaleo

In 1972 I moved to rural Irvine from nearby Huntington Beach, best known as Surf City, USA. At the time Irvine was the agricultural heart […]