Lamp selection when speaking about plant production in the horticulture or floriculture field is a very important decision. Lamps can be a good investment when we ask ourselves the correct questions. When working with artificial lighting we first need to analyze the requirements of our growing system and our crop.Continue reading What do you need to know before purchasing a lamp for horticultural lighting?
Dominik Neisser has horticulture in his blood. His parents had a greenhouse in Germany while he was growing up and maintain it to this day, laying the foundation for a life spent studying and growing plants across the world. “This is how I was born and raised,” Neisser said. “I was always with plants and got to know the business around it, so I decided to join that branch and go into horticulture.”Continue reading Small Test, Big Results: LED Grow Lights Help Bloom Show-Stopping Plants
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
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
All crops have specific light requirements. By knowing minimum and optimum levels of light for our crop we can manage our environment to improve crop performance. When the ambient light exposure is below the minimum requirements we need to apply supplemental lighting in order to maintain our crop production at a healthy and consistent pace.Continue reading Mastering Light Management: Optimizing Crop Performance
The “Hardest to Grow” Plant in the World
Wasabi Japonica is widely accredited as the “hardest to grow” plant in the world. The plants are native to Japan and require a very specific set of environmental conditions to successfully produce healthy plants.Continue reading Wasabi Japonica Grown Under GE LED Grow Lights
By Karla García, Hort Americas Technical Services
All people in sports business know how important is to maintain turf grass of sports fields in perfect shape. To achieve this, different products are applied in order to provide all the nutrients and protection to turf grass. However, maybe we are missing a very important aspect.Continue reading How to get perfect turf grass for your sports field with the best lighting technologies
We all know light is one of the most important factors affecting plant growth and development. But, how can we know if the use of artificial lighting will improve our production and our income? And how can we select the best source of light?Continue reading When should I invest in artificial lighting? How do I select the best lighting options?
GE Current LEDs offer controlled environment growers improved efficiency and flexibility over high pressure sodium lamps.Continue reading How can you improve the efficiency of your greenhouse lights?
The development of new lighting technologies such as light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can increase the capability to provide ideal light conditions to crops. This makes it possible to improve crop performance and product quality.Continue reading How to improve controlled environment crop production with LED lighting
Based on the benefits controlled environment growers are experiencing with LED grow lights, a return on investment (ROI) analysis could help you decide how quickly the payback would be for your operation.Continue reading How to determine if LED grow lights are a good investment
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Adam Green was pursuing a career in filmmaking when he realized his real passion was raising the finest microgreens for the world’s top chefs. Now, the 25-year-old directs AGreen Farms, an indoor hydroponic farm in Philadelphia that specializes in selling garnishes to restaurants and hospitality establishments. Of course, it’s not easy to make a mint while growing mint in the city, and that’s why Green is investing in LED horticulture lighting from Current, powered by GE, to produce herbs and edible flowers that make culinary pros go wild.
Growers and researchers discuss the benefits of using grow lights when it comes to growing controlled environment crops.Continue reading Grow lights are major focus of Cultivate’19 educational sessions
Light is one of the most important environmental factors when trying to grow high value hemp products.Continue reading What is the impact of light on Cannabis production?
- Current’s A Race to the Top – Geographical Trends in Vertical Farming session brings industry leaders and experts together to address dynamic market developments
- The new greenhouse grow light is the most energy efficient on the market
- Universal installation options allow the light to be installed in dozens of different ways, drastically reducing installation time
Press Release – AMSTERDAM–Yesterday at GreenTech, Current, powered by GE announced the release of the Arize Element* Top Light, the industry’s first one-for-one LED replacement for 1000W High Pressure Sodium (HPS) products. The Arize Element is the most advanced grow light on the market, allowing growers to get the most out of their greenhouse, for less. Continue reading Current, powered by GE Showcases Horticulture Leadership at GreenTech with Industry’s First One-For-One 1000W HPS Retrofit for Greenhouse Growers
Light is one of the most important factors growing any crop. But, how can you be sure that your plants are receiving enough light? There is a way to measure the light intensity received by your plants.
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Stan Gordon discovered the ultimate houseplant in 1986 when a friend gifted him a single orchid commemorating the birth of his daughter. Fast-forward 33 years, and Gordon finds himself surrounded by over 70,000 orchid plants in a 10,000-square-foot greenhouse in Louisville, Colorado. Business is always “blooming” at Fantasy Orchids with an ever-changing assortment of colorful, fragrant flowers, thanks in part to new LED lighting from Current, powered by GE, that makes growing season a year-round proposition.