SHARING KNOWLEDGE ON INDOOR HORTICULTURE SCIENCE AND APPLICATION

Hybrid Tech PAR Mapping Tests at Roots Garden Supply

Understanding the PAR output of your lighting system is PAR mapping. In short, this allows for proper sizing and placement of your fixtures. PAR is the total incoming solar radiation in the visible spectrum (400-700 nm) that corresponds with the range of light visible...
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NPK – Is There A Happy Medium To A Necessary Evil?

Nutrient pollution is due to many sources. NPK nutrient runnoff from farming are due to overuse of fertilizer leading to algae growth. When algae grows it takes the oxygen from the water to suffocate and prohibit other life making it a dead zone.

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BioBasics 101: What Does The USDA Certified BioPreferred Label Mean To You?

BioBased products are derived from plants and other renewable resources. There is a standard in place overseen by the USDA for the measurement of ingredients in products that are being made responsibly by forward thinking companies. The benefits are huge for...
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SGS GOLDENi LED Horticultural Lighting Flower POWER

Smart Grow Systems announces the availability of the newest member of its commercial vertical farming system, the GOLDENi™ LED grow light series for propagation and flower. GOLDENi represents a breakthrough in LED grow light technology, surpassing all other horticultural grow lights including currently available commercial LEDs, high pressure sodium (HPS) and high intensity discharge (HID).

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Tomato Trichomes Have Their Purpose

On tomato plants, have you seen those hair-like structures called “trichomes”? Many plants have them and they serve a variety of functions, depending on how they grow and serve the survival of the plant. On a tomato leaf, a certain type of trichomes helps reduce the...
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SGS GOLDENi LED Horticultural Lighting Flower POWER

Smart Grow Systems announces the availability of the newest member of its commercial vertical farming system, the GOLDENi™ LED grow light series for propagation and flower. GOLDENi represents a breakthrough in LED grow light technology, surpassing all other horticultural grow lights including currently available commercial LEDs, high pressure sodium (HPS) and high intensity discharge (HID).

Photosynthesis, Know Your Light, CO2 and Temperature

Green Light Drives Leaf Photosynthesis More Efficiently than Red Light in Strong White Light: Revisiting the Enigmatic Question of Why Leaves are Green Ichiro Terashima 1 , * , Takashi Fujita 1 , Takeshi Inoue 1 , Wah Soon Chow 2 and Riichi Oguchi 1 , 2 , 3 1...

Micromoles and Plant Photosynthesis

Micromole: a way to measure the amount of a substance, or in this case the number of photons passing through a target area, one micromole of light equals just over 62 quadrillion photons. Remember that green light can penetrate further into the leaf than red or blue...

Microgreens Take On a More Youthful Look

Published August 30, 2016 2:52 PM ET Eliza Barclay, NPR As for microgreens, we've come to accept the baby-fication of our vegetables – baby spinach, baby lettuce, and baby squash prized for their tenderness and cute size have staked out territory in the produce...

Growing Effects On The Power Grid

By Jennifer Oldham / Bloomberg News Published Dec 24, 2015 at 12:04AM DENVER — The $3.5 billion U.S. marijuana markets are emerging as one of the nation’s most power-hungry industries, with the 24-hour demands of thousands of indoor growing sites taxing electricity...

Know The UV-B Radiation Effects on Cannabinoids & THC Studies

In our quest to unlock the science of why dosing plants with UV-B light at particular times during the grow cycle results in increased THC and advanced terpenoids metrics, we have found some very interesting data and results. One thing we do know is UV-B light is very...

LED Lighting With Michigan State and Partners

Developing LED Lighting Technologies and Practices for Sustainable Specialty-Crop Production Outstanding presentations in this project by a team of colleges... Way to follow the science... Go Michigan State and partnering colleges! The LED lighting project team...

Pot Growers Power Up As They Gobble Electricity

By Ted Sickinger| The Oregonian/OregonLive Powering Pot Indoor cannabis grows are notorious energy hogs. Some growers are experimenting with more energy efficient lighting and air conditioning to drive down costs and boost sustainability.  The industrial building in...