The majority of the Arize Factor LED grow lights being manufactured at Current’s North Carolina plant are expected to be used for vertical farming. Photos courtesy of GE Current, a Daintree companyContinue reading Looking to up your controlled environment light intensity?
GE Current, a Daintree company, has begun manufacturing its new line of horticultural LED grow lights in its state-of-the-art facility in Hendersonville, N.C.Continue reading Looking for LED grow lights made in the United States?
Improving the Quality and Yields of Leafy Greens and Herbs with Nanobubbles
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.Continue reading Moleaer’s nanobubble technology is transforming Minnesota’s agriculture industry
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.Continue reading Improved Daily Light Integrals with Satellite Data
- 272 Arize Element L1000 LED fixtures are being gifted to OSU’s horticulture program to help bring light to a future greenhouse on campus
- The greenhouse aims to be operational in 2021
Last month, Current’s Senior Plant Scientist Hans Spalholz, Ph.D., led the first installment of “A New Yield in Cannabis” webinar series.Continue reading “A New Yield in Cannabis” webinar series
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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.Continue reading Using LED grow lights and less irrigation makes stronger plants
By Karla Garcia
Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients in plant development. All vital processes in plants are associated with protein, of which nitrogen is an essential constituent. Therefore, Nitrogen management can have a huge impact on crop production.Continue reading Function and Management of Nitrogen in Hydroponics
Combining data and plant science is more relevant than ever. If we apply it in the correct way, we could potentially grow fruits and vegetables more efficiently and sustainably, but how do you combine plant and data science?Continue reading Combining data and plant science
“Let’s talk about Autonomous Greenhouse”Continue reading Autonomous Greenhouse Forum on September 10
Is there scientific proof that growing on mineral wool is more efficient in use of fertilizers than in soil or in organic substrates?
In this two-part episode of the CropTalk series, #KyleTalksAgTech, Kyle Barnett speaks with Robert Spivock, Director of Technology at GE Current about what makes an LED horticulture light truly reliable, using cars as a reference point for the listeners.
The Ohio State University, in partnership with Gotham Greens and Hort Americas, will be organizing the Plant Empowerment Workshop Online on July 9-10 , 2020 (10am – 2:30pm EDT).Continue reading The Ohio State University Empowerment Plant Workshop, July 2020 – NOW ONLINE
In our last GE Current article, we talked about reliability as the concept of building a quality product to last over time. The next step is to look at how to build reliable LED fixtures.Continue reading How to Build a Reliable Horticulture LED Fixture
By Deidre Hughes
When you think of hydroponically grown crops, hops may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But innovators Corey and Laura Rickman have a dream, and Hort Americas is helping them along the way. With the craft beer industry growing all over the country there is a demand for wet hops in beer production. However, traditionally hops have been grown outdoors in the North Pacific region. Wet hops or fresh hops have a very short shelf life, and they need to be shipped overnight to make it to breweries across the US. This can be quite expensive. The Rickman’s started thinking, what if they could be the supplier to the numerous breweries that are local to the Dallas/ Fort Worth area? What if they could have multiple harvests a year by controlling the environment? That idea started Dallas HopWorks.Continue reading Breaking boundaries with indoor locally-grown hops
Sudlac’s initial experiments appear to demonstrate the benefits of applying Transpar ahead of the strawberry season in order to optimise PAR light while reducing infra-red.Continue reading Sudlac first promising results for the application of Transpar ahead of the strawberry season
Photo: The Accelerated Product Life Test Labs at Current
Authored by Robert Spivock, Director of Technology, GE Current, a Daintree companyContinue reading Changing the Definition of LED Reliability in Horticulture