How are you using greenhouse data?

As the cost of sensors for controlled environment agriculture become more sophisticated and more affordable, growers have an opportunity to collect a great deal of data about the crops they are producing and the environment in which those crops are grown. With all of this data the question then becomes, how much of this data [...]

C-PACE Financing for Clean Energy in Greenhouses Source

Elyssa Rothe, Director of Policy & Program Development at Greenworks Lending talks about C-PACE (Commercial – Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing, an affordable solution to the steep upfront costs of installing lighting, heating, and cooling systems in greenhouses.

Revisiting the Measurement of Light

DOWNLOAD THIS ARTICLE AS A PDF by Dr. A.J. Both The energy source for plant photosynthesis is light. Plants are able to use the energy contained in the photons (light ‘particles’) they receive to drive chemical processes that produce the necessary ‘building blocks’ for plant growth and development. Light is not the only environmental parameter [...]

Off-season strawberry production under controlled environments

Strawberries production in greenhouses and indoor farms represents an uprising market that offers the potential for CEA growers to diversify and remain competitive. In this webinar, Dr. Chieri Kubota from Ohio State University will discuss the opportunities of off-season strawberry production under controlled environments. Date: December 12th, 2019

Strawberry and tomato responses to light and CO2 control

Carbon dioxide enrichment has long been known as a tool to boost greenhouse crop yield but the benefits depend on the crop and production environment especially light. In this webinar, Cornell University researchers will discuss: The basics of greenhouse CO2 enrichment. Current research underway to determine response of tomatoes and strawberries on light and CO2. […]

Humidity control in greenhouses and other indoor plant environments

When choosing dehumidification equipment, there are a number of variables that have to be considered to ensure that it operates effectively with the crop and production facility. In this webinar Dr. Nadia Sabeh discusses: How to transition from indoor production facilities to greenhouses. How to select a dehumidification system. The impact of plants on dehumidification. […]

Supplemental greenhouse lighting during propagation

Light is the driving energy source for photosynthesis and carbohydrate accumulation in plants. During propagation, cuttings and seedlings require a minimum quantity of light to provide the energy for root initiation and development. Light intensities below this minimum result in little or no root development, leading to a delayed crop or rooting failure. Conversely, too […]

Power supplies and power distribution options for CEA

Bahram Barzideh, principal Engineer of LED lighting components from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Frank Cirolia from Artesyn Embedded Technologies discussed the “Available power supplies and power distribution options for CEA facilities” with GLASE industry members.

A Proposed Horticultural Lighting Label

Recent advances in light-emitting diode (LED) technology now provide the horticultural industry with multiple lighting options. However, growers are often unable to compare technologies and LED options due to insufficient data on lamp performance metrics. As a result, researchers are now proposing a standardized product label that facilitates the comparison of lamps across manufacturers. Dr. A.J. […]