The new UbiGro greenhouse films work better for specific light-level conditions and crop types for enhanced crop growth.
UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based deep tech company specializing in nanomaterials innovation, announced today that it launched two new greenhouse film products for its greenhouse industry-focused brand, UbiGro. UbiGro incorporates UbiQD's quantum dot technology to create a new layer of light in a greenhouse that enables growers to create a more optimal light spectrum for increased crop growth.
"At UbiGro, we recognize that not all growers have the same needs when it comes to the quality of light for their crop. Our new films have peak emissions more toward the red end of the spectrum, so depending on where you are growing, what you are growing, and how much natural light your grow currently has, we will have a product to fit your needs." said Eric Moody, Director of Sales and Marketing for UbiQD.
How UbiGro Works
UbiGro greenhouse films convert a portion of the UV and blue photons from the sun's light into increased red photons to improve crop photosynthesis. The film has been deployed worldwide in over 100 trials in 30+ greenhouses, where growers produce various crop types, from vegetative to fruit and flowers. The new UbiGro greenhouse films, Inner-625 and Inner-650, work better for specific light-level conditions and target better individual crop types. The number in each film product name corresponds to the color of each film, based on the visible light spectrum.
UbiGro Inner-600 (Existing film product)
Highest R:FR (red to far-red ratio) and B:R (blue to red ratio)
Best for higher light-level conditions and crops that require a large amount of natural
Best for vegetative crop types and crops where overall plant growth is important
UbiGro Greenhouse Film
UbiGro Inner-625 (New film product)
● Mid R:FR (red to far-red ratio) and B:R (blue to red ratio)
● Suitable for all light-level conditions including areas with high and low levels of sunlight
● Suitable for nearly all crop types
● Centered on the peak of the McCree curve, most efficient for boosting faster growth, larger leaves and more fruit sets
UbiGro Inner-650 (New film product)
Lowest R:FR (red to far-red ratio) and B:R (blue to red ratio)
Best for crops that require a moderate amount of natural sunlight
Emission wavelengths similar to that of red LEDs
Best for increasing fruit sets and fruit size in crops like cannabis, strawberries, floriculture, and tomatoes
"We at UbiGro are excited to expand our offerings with two new colors to help growers improve the quality of their natural light. We are actively looking for trial partners for the Inner-625 and 650 to further prove our technologies" said Damon Hebert, PhD, Director of Agriculture Research at UbiQD.
For more information about the UbiGro greenhouse films, visit www.UbiGro.com.
About UbiQD, Inc.
UbiQD is a nanotechnology company based in Los Alamos, New Mexico that manufactures high-performance, cadmium-free quantum dots and composite materials. The company uniquely focuses on applications that utilize its nanomaterials to manipulate sunlight, enabling solar windows and spectrum-controlled greenhouses. Spun out of technology developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Washington, and Western Washington University, UbiQD envisions a future where quantum dots are ubiquitous in a wide spectrum of applications. For more information, please visit UbiQD.com.