Production

Nufarm Renames Fungicide

Nufarm announces Spirato GHN as the product brand name and label to represent its versatility-focused ornamental and greenhouse vegetable fungicide going forward. While the name has changed, the formulation of Spirato GHN remains the same... more »

Philips Lighting Adds Key Account Manager to North America Team

Philips Lighting has added John Burns as a key account manager for western U.S. for the horticulture LED lighting segment. In his new role, Burns will focus on the... more »

Biological Control of Aphids Using Parasitoids

Answer: Biological control of aphids entails correctly identifying the aphid or aphids attacking your horticultural crops so you can select the appropriate parasitoid. However, if you have multiple aphid species then you can purchase “mixtures”... more »

Sole-Source Lighting of Plants

Sole-source lighting is a term used to describe the delivery of light to plants that do not also receive light from the sun. In other words, electric lighting is delivered indoors and provides the sole... more »

American Coolair Hires New Production Manager

American Coolair has named Charles Eberhardt as production manager. In this position, Eberhardt coordinates between sales, manufacturing and shipping departments to complete orders and ensure they are delivered to customers in a safe and efficient... more »

ASABE Publishes LED Lighting Standard

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has published the first in a three-part series of standards relating to LED radiation measurements for plant growth and development. ANSI/ASABE S640, Quantities and Units of... more »

Lighting Plans: Their Generation and Importance

Whether for a commercial greenhouse or an indoor growing facility, light intensity and uniformity are critical to successful production of plants. Light sources should be positioned based on several parameters including their output characteristics and... more »

Forcing Perennials for Fall

Fall offers a novel opportunity to bring flowering perennials to market. During this shoulder season, plant selection doesn’t have to be limited to pansies and mums. There is potential to capitalize on the rising interest... more »

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