LED lights module enables CEA experimentation

Vertical farms in the industry commonly use blue and red lights for indoor growing – the common wisdom is that green reflects the rest of the light spectra.

“What I’ve been looking at is how we can build upon the narrowband red and blue LED’s that are commonly seen in the industry and seeing if there’s value in adding other wavebands such as green lights and far-red lights.”

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Spearing Success: Greiner packs 4 million pounds of asparagus

Todd Greiner runs Michigan’s largest asparagus packing operation – a facility that supports more than a dozen other growers in the region.

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LED lights module enables CEA experimentation

An indoor window from a common area at Michigan State University (MSU) gives students and campus visitors a glimpse into the advancing technology of v... more »

Misionero debuts new salad kits, wraps and bowls at PMA Fresh

Misionero, a major grower of organic leafy greens, will unveil new packaged salad products at PMA Fresh Summit. The brand will showcase all of its ... more »

Ocean Mist Farms tries fall flavor promotion for artichokes

Ocean Mist Farms’ fall consumer promotion is encouraging incorporate artichokes and Season and Steam products into their meals this fall. The strat... more »

Great Lakes Growers doubles production capacity in Ohio

Great Lakes Growers, an 80,000-square-foot, state of the art hydroponic greenhouse facility that grows delicious and nutritious leafy greens and herbs... more »

Global Plant Genetics gets licensing deal for UC Davis strawberries

The University of California has entered into a master agreement with Global Plant Genetics, Ltd., (GPG) based in Norfolk, England, for the sublicensi... more »

California pumpkin supply strong for Halloween buildup

In the final weeks before Halloween, ample supplies of California pumpkins remain to continue the promotion of carving-type orange Jack O’ Lanterns.... more »

Flavorful Brands, Lipman Family Farms partner to sell tomatoes

In expectation of rapid growth in the coming year, Flavorful Brands and The Produce Exchange / Lipman Family Farms are partnering to expand Tasti-Lee ... more »

UC Davis to research lettuce genetic resistance to downy mildew

The Foundation of Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has awarded Richard Michelmore, professor and director of the UC Davis Genome Center, its firs... more »

California lettuce growers change safety practices

On Sept, 28, the California Leafy Green Marketing Association (LGMA) Advisory Board voted to update the Food Safety Practices/Metrics that all L... more »

Duncan Family Farms promotes Pete Guerrero to COO

Duncan Family Farms, a leading grower of organic baby lettuces and greens, kales, and herbs with operations in Arizona, California, Oregon and New Yor... more »

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