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Why is LED grow light purple?

HELSINKI, Finland: Sure, by now we are all aware that LED light does wonderful things for plant growth. Plants grow quicker and healthier than under other, traditional lighting methods such as HPS, and if the LEDs are good, then even better than under natural sunlight. But...
Posted On 18 May 2017
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Farmers set to benefit from technology license agreement between Bayer and Yara

 OSLO, Norway: Bayer and Yara International ASA (Yara) have entered into a software collaboration and technology license agreement to provide farmers worldwide with digital farming tools that help increase farm productivity, profitability and sustainability. The purpose is...
Posted On 23 Feb 2017
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Syngenta Selects NRGene Tech to Accelerate Crop Breeding

RALEIGH, USA/NESS ZIONA, Israel: Syngenta, a leading global agrochemical and seed company, has chosen NRGene’s GenoMAGICTM cloud-based software package for more comprehensive evaluations to accelerate trait discovery and breeding across diverse crops. NRGene is the...
Posted On 06 Jan 2017
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Authentic experiences provide a boost to business

FRANKFURT, Germany: Whilst, in this digital age, our everyday lives increasingly shift into the virtual realm, there is a growing yearning for primordial experiences and real sensations. You cannot get authentic experiences at the click of a mouse button. So people jog,...
Posted On 26 Nov 2016
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Dutch and Belgian rose growers expand use of Philips horticultural LED lighting

Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today announced the expansion of horticultural LED lighting installations at the two leading companies in cut rose cultivation, Porta Nova in the Netherlands and...
Posted On 14 Nov 2016
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Seven green start-ups begin in Let it Grow Lab

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands: On Monday, 24 October 2016, the opening of the Let it Grow Lab was held in B.2 Amsterdam. The first green start-ups of the incubation programme of Let it Grow presented themselves that afternoon. The total of seven teams have a common mission,...
Posted On 01 Nov 2016
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Dutch Gerbera grower LG Flowers to launch fully automated processing system

PIJNACKER, The Netherlands: Dutch Gerbera grower LG Flowers today announced it has teamed up with WPS, a leading provider of automation solutions for the ornamental horticulture industry, to fit its business with a fully automated processing system. The system will be...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
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Philips Lighting introduces the next generation of energy efficient LED flowering lamps

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands: Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today announced the launch of the Philips GreenPower LED flowering lamp 2.0, an even more energy efficient way to extend daylight or interrupt the night growing...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016
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Artificial intelligence monitors and predicts quality of roses

AALSMEER, The Netherlands: IQ-Flora is an innovative system that monitors the product quality of roses in the chain in ‘real time’. The first module of the prototype has just been completed, the other components will be tested in November 2016. In the...
Posted On 19 Oct 2016
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Container Pour-Through Results Demystified

WASHINGTON, USA: With the help of the Horticultural Research Institute’s competitive grants program, a collaboration of researchers developed a mobile web site to record, monitor, and share water quality and pour-through values on your phone or tablet. While not technically...
Posted On 10 Oct 2016
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