Hort Americas and Agrifast see the Tomsystem as a simple but elegant piece of agtech that addresses two major issues vine crop greenhouse growers are facing today: labor and sustainability. The Tomsystem replaces traditional crop-supporting methods. Besides the sustainability benefits, the process also lowers the labor cost per hectare, providing the grower a significant net economic gain.Continue reading How vine crop growers can reduce waste and labor cost and prevent virus transmission
Microgreens can be a great option when selecting a product to start a business with, 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 producer.Continue reading Free Download: The Guide to Growing Microgreens
North Carolina State University researchers Professor Ricardo Hernandez and Cristian Collado worked with Current’s Arize® Element L1000 LED top lighting in a greenhouse setting to explore the impact of light levels on the production of cuttings, plant growth, flower production, quality, and water use of a cannabis sativa variety commonly cultivated for its high levels of CBD. The impact of different levels of light throughout the vegetative and reproductive phases of growth was isolated by controlling all other environmental factors, such as temperature, fertigation, CO2, and water usage.Continue reading NC State’s Collado and Hernandez Research Cannabis Water Use Under Supplemental Light
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Tomatoes grown in commercial greenhouses are vulnerable to many viruses such as brown rugose. Managing the risks involves using a combination of preventive measures, sanitation practices and monitoring techniques.Continue reading Webinar: Managing Equipment to Prevent Virus Transmission in Greenhouses
New horticultural products now offered by Hort Americas
We wanted to make sure you didn’t miss the new products available through Hort Americas.Continue reading 5 New Horticultural Products Now Available From Hort Americas
The latest LED lighting from Current, including the new Arize Element® L2000, is among the many items for growers that Hort Americas will display at Cultivate’23 on July 15-18.Continue reading Hort Americas to Showcase New LED Lighting and More at Cultivate’23
Revolutionizing Urban Agriculture with Origeen Greener Cities, a startup based in Mexico, is being noted in the agriculture industry with its innovative and versatile system called “VPOT” that is made entirely from recycled plastics, making it a sustainable option for urban farming. It is modular, scalable, and adaptable to different spaces, allowing for easy installation on walls and structures making it possible to grow fresh produce almost anywhere – indoors, outdoors, and vertically. The modular design allows for easy maintenance and can be customized to work with different irrigation methods, making it suitable for both soil-based farming and as a hydroponic system.Continue reading VPOT: The Sustainable Solution for Growing Fresh Produce in Limited Spaces
DALLAS and ELCANO, Navarra, Spain—Feb. 22, 2023—In a move to address agriculture’s mounting labor problems, while also providing a more environmentally sustainable solution, commercial horticultural supplier Hort Americas announced today it’s now the exclusive distributor of Agrifast’s Tomsystem in the United States and Canada.Continue reading Hort Americas and Spanish Company Agrifast Partner to Tackle Waste and Labor Issues
AdvanCEA research to focus on helping greenhouse growers create optimal conditions, increase yields, and reduce waste.
By Tom Trush, Hort AmericasContinue reading Ohio State, Rutgers, Cornell, University of Arizona, Koidra and Hort Americas team up to lead USDA-awarded grant
An emergency proclamation has sparked new motivation for California growers to make facility upgrades.Continue reading $150 Million Available to California Growers for Energy-Saving Upgrades
Having served Canadian growers for 15 years, Texas-based Hort Americas opens an office in Montreal to assist growers with production challenges, product solutions and educational opportunities.Continue reading Hort Americas opens Canadian office
Enabling growers to see what Current has been able to accomplish at its North Carolina facility and Hort Americas delivering the grow lights when they’re needed has shown growers what can be accomplished when commitments and partnerships are made.Continue reading How are Hort Americas and Current committed to building a stronger controlled environment industry?
DALLAS and COLUMBUS, Ohio — Oct. 11, 2022 —When The Ohio State University opened its new Controlled Environment Agriculture Complex (CEARC) on Friday, Sept. 30, it represented a culmination of efforts between the school and industry. Companies such as Nationwide Insurance, Current (formerly GE Current), Priva and General Hydroponics (to name a few) made donations of both money and product.Continue reading Controlled Environment Agriculture Complex Opens at The Ohio State University with Industry Support and Enthusiasm
DALLAS and MONTREAL — September 28, 2022 — Commercial horticultural supplier Hort Americas announced today a new division within the company to bring quality, technically advanced and cost-effective products to commercial greenhouse growers in Canada.Continue reading Hort Americas Expands to Canada
Wondering which LED grow light you should use?
Grow lights give you the advantage of cultivating a variety of crops in any climate during any time of year. You can also benefit from faster growth and improved plant quality.Continue reading Grow Light Flowchart: Picking the Best LED for Your Plants
Current is prioritizing investing in technology to continue to develop its LED horticultural light fixtures in-house.
GE Current, a Daintree company, shortens name to Current and acquires Hubbell Lighting to increase range of products and distribution capacity.Continue reading GE Current changes name, strengthens scale of production, distribution with acquisition
Partnerships created the project AppLit resulting in the manufacturing of LED grow lights in the United States that will be used to grow greenhouse vegetables in the Appalachian region.Continue reading Hort Americas and its partners focus on community food production, people and jobs
Irrigation Design & Construction has signed an agreement with Hort Americas to become an authorized dealer of GE Current, a Daintree company, LED grow lights.Continue reading Hort Americas partners with Irrigation Design & Construction (IDC) to market GE Current LED grow lights
Geographic location is a major driver in who qualifies for a utility rebate and how many rebate dollars are available for specific projects. Photo courtesy of Hort Americas