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Pre-Empt FAQ

We have been receiving a lot of questions about Pre-Empt. He are some responses to the common questions: When is Pre-Empt appropriate? It is best suited for recirculating hydroponic production of leafy greens. It can be used as a direct substitute for conventional fertilizers in NFT, DWC/Floating Raft, and Flood & Drain. When used properly, […]

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Hort Americas now distributing Sudlac

Sudlac goes for growth Sudlac is coming to North America in 2017. The company’s goal is to become the leading manufacturer of shading materials for the global greenhouse horticulture market. This is apparent from the complete restyling of the company brand all the way to the development of its fast-growing team. Behind the scenes, every […]

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GE Lighting horticultural LED lights are specifically designed for controlled environment agriculture

GE Lighting has introduced LED grow lights for use in greenhouses, vertical farms, tissue culture labs and growth chambers. GE Lighting has been offering horticultural LED lights to the North American market since 2011. “GE had been marketing horticultural LED lights in Japan prior to introducing them to the United States,” said Sharee Thornton, Product […]

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Celina Gómez, environmental horticulture professor at University of Florida, said knowing the solar DLI will determine a grower’s need for supplemental lighting.
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Growers, researchers learning how, where and when to use supplemental lighting

Before growers invest in supplemental lighting they need to determine the impact of natural light levels on their crops. One of the things that University of Florida horticulture professor Celina Gómez tries to reinforce with growers when talking about supplemental lighting is the importance of the daily light integral. Daily light integral is the sum […]

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December 2016 Newsletter

Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  December 2016 Greetings Alicia, Substrate trials in Hort Americas’ research greenhouse are looking at conventional and organic propagation substrates along with different irrigation strategies for producing healthy starter plugs for hydroponic production systems.   Substrate trials look to assist hydroponic growers avoid propagation-related issues Hort Americas has retrofitted a 12,000-square-foot greenhouse […]

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NG2.0 from GRODAN: The New Standard for Optimal Irrigation

Press Release Precision Growing has never been so Precise Next Generation 2.0 (NG2.0) is the latest substrate technology from GRODAN. This technology enables propagators and growers to produce more while using less water, nutrients and space. It creates optimal growing conditions for a whole season, and allows roots to make better use of the entire […]

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November 2016 Newsletter

Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  November 2016 Greetings, Early results from fertilizer trials in Hort Americas’ research greenhouse show knowing the levels of nutrients in fertilizer solutions can go a long way in avoiding problems with deficiencies and toxicities.   Fertilizer trials look at leafy greens, herb growth in hydroponic production systems Hort Americas has […]

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Voices of Horticulture: Dr. Alex Krichevsky’s Glow in Dark Plant and the Plant Infirmary

Dr. Alex Krichevsky’s Glow in Dark Plant and the Plant Infirmary Dr. Alex Krichevsky is an eclectic plant scientist with a penchant for entrepreneurialism. Dr. Alex was born in the Soviet Union and began his formal education in Israel. He immigrated to the United States and after a few stints in academia in New York […]

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Voices of Horticulture: Ben Bylsma, Michigan’s Food Innovator

Ben Bylsma, Turning Chefs into Growers The Food Innovation Center Kalamazoo Valley Community College Ben Bylsma, production manager at the Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Food Innovation Center is helping chef’s become growers. The Kalamazoo Valley Healthy Neighborhoods Food Innovation Center is unique mix of culinary arts, health care and horticulture is evolving in Kalamazoo, Michigan. […]

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October 2016 Newsletter

Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  October 2016 Greetings , Hort Americas’ special projects manager Tyler Baras is using a 12,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse to teach company staff and customers what it takes to economically grow leafy greens and herbs.   Hort Americas retrofits greenhouse for trialing hydroponic growing systems, products Tyler Baras is a well-traveled grower. He […]

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Voices of Horticulture: Dr. Ep Heuvelink and Rose Bud Break

Dr. Ep Heuvelink and Rose Bud Break Dr. Ep is uber cool from the Netherlands. Ep is a well know researcher and has written books on Tomato Greenhouse Production and Greenhouse Crop Physiology. You can find his books on Amazon. Ep has a great sense of humor and is a botanical fashion trend setter. In […]

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Voices of Horticulture: American Veterans become Community Farmers

“American Veterans become Community Farmers” Our American Veterans have bravely served and protected our nation, our freedom and our people. Although we can never repay them for what they have done we can help them continue their journey after serving our country. Rutgers University’s V.E.T.S. program is a creative effort where a community has come […]

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September 2016 Newsletter

Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  September 2016 Greetings, Research at Michigan State University shows growers have a choice when it comes to lights for photoperiodic control.   LEDs offer option for photoperiodic control As light bulb manufacturers phase out the production of incandescent bulbs, growers are looking for replacements to control flowering of ornamental plants. […]

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Expanding Possibilities with e-GRO®

Smart app signals new era in Precision Growing for GRODAN customers ROERMOND, the Netherlands, − GRODAN, a global leader in stone wool substrate solutions introduces e-Gro: an easy to use, mobile app that gives real-time substrate information. e-Gro is a new service from GRODAN developed to support customers with a GroSens® MultiSensor system. Customers who […]

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Voices of Horticulture: Dr. A.J. Both, Rutgers University

“The Horticulture Light Label” Dr. A. J. Both outlines the need for a standard horticulture lighting label and proposes a “Quick Facts Horticulture Lighting Label.” http://hortamericas.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AJ-Both-hort-americas-voices-horticulture.mp3   Research Articles: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Aj_Both https://scholar.google.nl/citations?user=ZzoETD4AAAAJ&hl=en http://leds.hrt.msu.edu/research/ Hort Americas Blog – Discussing LED Lights A.J. on YouTube:

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August 2016 Newsletter

Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  August 2016 Greetings, Since lettuce and leafy greens have short production cycles, greenhouse growers need to stay focused if they want to be successful growing these crops year round.   Monitoring is crucial for growing lettuce and leafy greens year round The increasing demand for locally-grown vegetables is causing more […]

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Grodan’s Stone Wool Substrate

As a commercial hydroponic grower, it is important to be able to promote the production of high quality vegetables, grown in a clean and sustainable environment.  Produced from pure basalt rock, Grodan’s Stone Wool Substrate (also commonly known as Rockwool) is of the highest of grades, promoting uniform wetting and providing excellent drainage. Grodan’s proprietary […]

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Green Sense Radio invites Chris Higgins to look at the Latest in Green Agriculture

Growing Green with Chris Higgins of Urban Ag News, Singularity University, HP’s Deforestation Goals Aug. 7, 2016  Chris Higgins of Urban Ag News and Hort Americas joins us for our feature, a look at the latest in green agriculture, Growing Green. He’ll tell us about the new Agrihood trend. Singularity University is a benefit corporation […]

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Riococo Coco Coir Substrates

As an organic crop producer, you seek to optimally balance air, water and nutrients in order to attain maximum yields. Hort Americas supports your efforts by bringing you Riococo’s award-winning Coco Coir Substrates. With excellent water/nutrient retention and distribution, you can guarantee your root structure will receive the proper amount of aeration. Riococo controls the […]

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July 2016 Newsletter

Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  July 2016 Greetings, McGill University bioresource engineer Mark Lefsrud said it’s time to take plant research and production to a higher level with LEDs.   Taking LEDs to the next level Much of the research that has been done with LEDs for the last 50 years has been conducted with […]

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