Horticulture WeekLaboratory Equipment

Horticulture WeekLaboratory Equipment
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Philips Lighting says it has succeeded in growing rocket leaves with seven times the usual content of vitamin C, simply by optimising the "growth recipe" at its vertical farming research facility. The trial, conducted at the electronic giant's GrowWise Research Center in Eindhoven in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research and...

The world's largest LED-lit glasshouse is to be build in central Russia to grow tomatoes and cucumbers for the domestic market. Philips Lighting said it would provide Moscow-based Agro-Invest with LED grow lights for the project, covering an area of more than 25 hectares in Lyudinovo, Kaluga region, to enable year-round growing. Philips says the...

The 'LED revolution' is seeing more updated lighting products come onto the market to help growers save energy and improve efficiency, says Sally Drury.LED systems have made great strides in horticulture over the past few years but who could have foretold of the rapid uptake around the world? "We are currently looking at an LED revolution," says...

By using Philips GreenPower LED, grower Dick Hoogenboom expects to shorten growth cycles, increase quantity and quality of yields while reducing energy consumption up to 42 percent. Ries Neuteboom, key account manager for Philips Horticulture LED Systems said "More and more alstroemeria growers are choosing hybrid lighting as growing alstroemerias...

Philips Lighting is embarking upon a partnership with Dümmen Orange, the international breeder and producer of young plants to increase their knowledge about the effects of LED lighting on new red rose varieties and other plants. At the rose breeding company in Kudelstaart one bay has now been fitted with a combination of HPS lamps (80 µmol/m2/s)...