2021 Vertical Farming World Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards were announced on 21 September in an online awards ceremony during the 2021 Vertical Farming World Congress. The inaugural awards were organised by food and drink experts Zenith Global, with support from Headline Sponsor Cultivatd and Category Sponsor Light Science Technologies. Celebrating excellence and innovation across the […]

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2021 Vertical Farming World Awards Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2021 Vertical Farming World Awards have been published today. Winners will be announced on Tuesday 21 September in a virtual awards ceremony during the 2021 Vertical Farming World Congress. These inaugural awards are organised by the food and drink experts Zenith Global, with headline sponsorship from Cultivatd and category sponsorship from Light […]

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Separate Fact from Fiction with DesignLights Consortium’s Horticultural LED Webinar

Horticultural lighting experts and industry leaders to debunk common misconceptions and address growers’ concerns during September 8 virtual panel discussion MEDFORD, MA –The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 8, aimed at helping growers and other stakeholders learn the facts about LED horticultural lighting, while debunking common misconceptions about the technology […]

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2021 Virtual Plant Lighting Short Course

Working in partnership, GLASE, OptimIA, and LAMP are excited to announce the first annual Plant Lighting Short Course! This 6-week modular short course is designed to provide participants the opportunity to learn about all aspects related to the selection, implementation, and benefits of plant lighting systems. In each sequential module, attendees will use interactive tools to define their […]

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HortiCann Light + Tech Conference

September 28-29, 2021 100% virtual in 2021, the HortiCann Light + Tech Conference focuses on the latest advances in horticultural lighting. Formerly known as the Horticultural Lighting Conference, this annual event has led the way in transforming horticultural practices by connecting research and technology to growers around the world. As technology and agriculture are working […]

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Looking to up your controlled environment light intensity?

The majority of the Arize Factor LED grow lights being manufactured at Current’s North Carolina plant are expected to be used for vertical farming. Photos courtesy of GE Current, a Daintree company By David Kuack, originally published on HortAmericas.com Current now offers LED grow lights manufactured in the U.S. for whatever controlled environment agriculture application you’re using. If […]

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What makes Henderson County, N.C., so ideal for controlled environment agriculture?

Canadian-based Lakeside Produce has opened a 15-acre greenhouse vegetable operation in Henderson County, N.C., with plans to expand the facility to 45 acres. Photos courtesy of Mark Williams, Agribusiness Henderson County An increasing number of controlled environment growers are looking at Henderson County, N.C., as having the right natural resources and market location for them […]

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Robert Colangelo at Green Sense Farms

Investing in Indoor Vertical Farming

By Robert Colangelo, CEO Green Sense Farms Holdings, Inc. Indoor vertical farms are the new kid on the block, with commercial production farms being a little more than a decade old. The vertical farming market is projected to reach USD 7.3 billion by 2025 from USD 2.9 billion in 2020; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of […]

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Current Launches Next Gen Indoor Vertical LED Fixture: Arize Lynk²

Meet the Arize Lynk², the next generation indoor vertical farming fixture from GE Current, a Daintree company. Designed for multi-layer leafy green, microgreen and propagation applications, the Lynk² builds on the success of the first generation, providing more light, spectra, and flexibility than ever before. Here’s what is new with the dimmable Arize Lynk². 9 […]

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HortiCann Light & Tech Conference Goes Virtual

PRESS RELEASE – Endeavor Business Media and the HortiCann Light + Tech event team have closely monitored the developments around the COVID-19 pandemic with the highest intention of protecting the health and safety of its attendees, instructors, exhibitors, sponsors and employees. In these efforts to host a safe and productive event, the decision has been […]

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Kalera and University of Florida LED Lighting Study Sheds New Light on Cost-Effective Modes of Increasing Nutritive Value in Lettuce

The new study reveals exciting findings for both consumers and vertical farming industry practices. PRESS RELEASE — Today, technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced the publication of a new study, “Effect of End-of-Production High-Energy Radiation on Nutritional Quality of Indoor-Grown Red-Leaf Lettuce,” conducted in partnership with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. The Kalera-sponsored […]

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GE Current whitepaper on cannabis yields improved by LED grow lights

Unlocking Potential Using LED Grow Lights for Better Cannabis Yields by Hans Spalholz, PhD Traditionally, cannabis growers have relied on high pressure sodium (HPS) systems for their lighting needs. Advancements in LED technology, coupled with increased demand and the need to reduce expenses, accelerate turns and save energy, make LED fixtures a viable replacement. Despite […]

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SunTracker Technologies announces Daily Light Integral Calculator with worldwide coverage

VICTORIA, CANADA – SunTracker Technologies is pleased to announce that it has developed a web-based free to use online calculator to predict monthly DLI values for anywhere in the world, based on climate-based Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) weather records from over 2,100 weather stations worldwide. The Daily Light Integral (DLI) is a relatively new metric […]

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LRC Releases Free, Open Access Horticulture Luminaire Calculator

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has developed a free, easy-to-use online tool that will assist growers to evaluate the performance, efficiency, and economics of a wide variety of horticultural luminaires, typically used in greenhouses and other controlled agricultural environments. This online tool, called the horticulture luminaire calculator allows growers to accurately […]

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