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Growing Forward: A Glimpse into the 2022 Cannabis Lighting Market Report and the Bright Green Future

This article serves not only to highlight the key points of the 2022 report, but also to provide a perspective into long-term trends with a sense of hope–based on the facts. Fluence is keen to the struggles and successes of its Growing Family.

What is the Importance of Grow Light Colour and Lighting Consistency?

Many assume that artificial light in an indoor environment should emulate natural sunlight for the best growing conditions. However, this is not accurate. Light emitted from the sun contains many different wavelengths, some visible and some not.

HPS vs. LED: The Costs of Horticultural Lighting

Choosing horticultural lighting is one of the most important decisions a grower makes before setting up a greenhouse. It is often a large part of both CapEx, Capital Expenses, and OpEx, Operational Expenses.

Challenges and Opportunities Faced in Vertical Farming

amBX spoke with Stephan den Boer from Bever Innovations on their podcast about the role of technology in vertical farms, the challenges and opportunities faced.

Light Science Technologies finds supplementary lighting gives 12% crop yield increase in tomato trial

AgTech specialist Light Science Technologies (LST) has successfully completed its tomato trial with Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) to investigate lower energy technology solutions for vine crops.

17% Yield Boost in Romaine Lettuce Trial

This study monitored the growth of ‘Coastal Star’ romaine lettuce crops grown under an orange-red UbiGro luminescent quantum dot (QD) greenhouse film, and identical crops grown under a colorless control film at the Santa Fe Community College Research Greenhouse.

Hybrid Lighting: Using both LED and HPS

When considering horticultural lighting for a greenhouse or indoor grow facility, the decision almost always comes down to HPS vs LED. Choosing between a traditional HPS lighting system or a new LED technology can be very complicated.

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Traditional & vertical farm to partner on their road to Net Zero

Two long-standing farming families have joined forces to realise their ambition to reach Net Zero by using traditional methods supported with cutting-edge technology, including an onsite vertical farm powered by solar panels.

Syngenta's Interra® Scan soil health mapping service unveiled at Fields of Innovation 2022

One of the world’s highest-resolution soil mapping services to be piloted in continental and Eastern Europe. Precision innovation to help growers optimize input use.

Applications of Geothermal Energy for Agriculture

Farmers use geothermal energy to heat them and can use geothermal water in the pipes to adjust humidity levels if needed. This power source helps crops grow faster and be more reliable.

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Tomato grower Redgrow from Belgium expands with Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

-Successful cultivation with a combination of HPS and Philips GreenPower LED interlighting, together with rising energy prices, lead to investment in Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact -Redgrow can grow tomatoes year-round with this solution

Leading LED Grow Light Manufacturer Fohse Ends 2022 On a High Note with Three Year Revenue Growth of 14,708%

-Named Inc. Magazine's #1 fastest growing privately held companies the Rocky Mountain Region, the #1 in Nevada and #1 in Las Vegas and in the Top 20 Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies in America -Company Expansion is Compounded by Partnerships with Actor & Entrepreneur Jim Belushi and Pro Football Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson Jr.

Cree LED Photophyll™ Select LEDs Are Fully Optimized for Horticulture Applications

Photophyll Select LEDs are the industry's first LEDs entirely characterized in horticulture metrics, allowing luminaire manufacturers to easily control the blue/green/red spectral ratios of their products for the unique needs of each plant type.

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New stepper motor AM3248: exceptionally high speed and dynamics
New stepper motor AM3248: exceptionally high speed and dynamics

New stepper motor AM3248: exceptionally high speed and dynamics

The FAULHABER stepper motor AM3248 raises the bar in terms of performance and dimensions. Offering up to 10,000 rpm, it achieves five times the speed of comparable stepper motors. Combined with a gearhead reduction of 100:1, it supplies a torque of 5 Nm. With a diameter of just 32 mm, it is suited for a wide range of applications in areas such as aerospace, laboratory automation, the semiconductor industry, robotics and 3D printing. Learn more!

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