GE Current new webinar – Introducing the Arize® Factor: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Generation Indoor Grow Light

Current is proud to introduce the Arize® Factor, a revolutionary grow light family engineered specifically for high-density indoor cultivators. In demanding indoor environments where density is high and crop quality is of paramount importance, growers need to know their lighting system can deliver the light their crops need.

Enter the Factor. Assembled in the U.S.A. at our Hendersonville, NC factory, this versatile LED grow light provides maximum flexibility in indoor vertical settings. It is available in two flavors: the ML900, a high-output model geared towards cannabis growers, and the ML300, for edible crops. With high quality of light and industry-leading efficiency, it’s the perfect solution for any indoor grow environment.

Join the Current team on April 20 at 2:00 p.m. ET to get an in-depth look at the Arize Factor and all it has to offer. Our experts will walk you through the design elements that contribute to the Factor’s superior performance, how we’ve made installation and maintenance easy, the spectral options available and much more.

Free Download: Lighting Applications in Horticulture

As LED grow lights continue to become more affordable, an increasing number of greenhouse growers and vertical farmers are considering whether the lights would benefit their production systems. Several studies and growers applications have demonstrated the development of new lighting technologies such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can increase the capability to provide ideal light conditions to crops, making possible the improvement of crop performance and product quality.

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Moleaer’s nanobubble technology is transforming Minnesota’s agriculture industry

Improving the Quality and Yields of Leafy Greens and Herbs with Nanobubbles

Revol Greens

Revol Greens, a state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse located in Medford, Minnesota, is committed to growing premium quality leafy greens all year-round. Efficiency and optimization of the greenhouse environment are critical to overcome the challenges of the extreme temperature shifts between summer and winter.

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Free Download: The Guide for Growing Tomatoes

Greenhouse production of hydroponic tomatoes is increasing worldwide every year. The reason? All the advantages provided by these growing systems! The principal advantages of hydroponic controlled environment agriculture (CEA) include high-density maximum crop yield, year-round production, more efficient use of water and fertilizers, consistent crop quality, minimal use of land area, and suitability for mechanization, disease and pest control.

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Free Download: The Guide for Growing Leafy Greens

Lettuce under LED grow lights

Commercial production of leafy greens is getting more and more competitive every year. Therefore, it is important to seek the best options in order to compete in this market.  Production of leafy greens inside greenhouses and plant factory systems are great options to produce high marketable products. Why? There is one specific reason why customers will choose your product… Quality!

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Improved Daily Light Integrals with Satellite Data

Victoria, Canada – From its introduction forty years ago, the Daily Light Integral (DLI) metric has become an important tool for determining monthly daylight availability for crops and estimating supplemental electric lighting requirements for greenhouses. DLI charts for the continental United States have been available for nearly two decades, but it has only been in the past year or so that DLI information for geographic locations worldwide has been made available through various online DLI calculators.

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Using LED grow lights and less irrigation makes stronger plants

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Author: Rebekka Boekhout

Hort Americas is currently working on a germination and propagation project of leafy greens and culinary herbs. The project is in collaboration with their demonstration greenhouse partners, The State Fair of Texas and the Big Tex Urban Farms. Big Tex Urban farms provide the labor needed to grow and manage plants on-site while Hort Americas provides advice and oversight.

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How does testing your water save you money?

Water test

Before you dive into hydroponics one of the first things you should do is have your water source analyzed by a reputable lab. The water can be municipal, from a well or other source depending on your location. A quick internet search can be done to find a testing facility near you. They will provide you instructions for sending in your samples and tell you their cost for an analysis which normally ranges between $35-$55. If you are buying property, a water test can also help you decide if the property will work for your intentions, just like a farmer might get a soil test before buying farmland. Knowing if a water treatment system is needed before you get started can end up saving your crop and a lot of trouble in the long run especially in a closed or recirculating system.

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Microgreens Production

Microgreens can be a great option when selecting a product to start a small business or to expand your current market. Why? Microgreens are relatively easy to grow in comparison to other crops and cycles are very short. Therefore, you can quickly learn and improve your production technique, correct mistakes and become a good microgreens producer.

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