Energy efficiency is not just low-hanging fruit; it is fruit on the ground. Stephen Chu, US Secretary of Energy
  • At the end of February 2014, twenty growers and horticultural industry professionals from the UK visited Ontario and British Columbia on a greenhouse horticulture study tour, organised by the GrowSave team. The group visited 14 organisations which comprised of nurseries, R&D facilities and industry suppliers.
  • There is increasing evidence that using diffuse light within a greenhouse can give production advantages, such as an increase in yields and reduced time to market, as well as quality improvement.
  • As part of HDC-funded project 'PO10: LED Lighting for Horticultural Applications – Establishing the Economics of Current Hardware Offerings', Farm Energy Centre has produced three calculators to assist you in making the decision about using LED lighting.
  • 'LEDs go on' Find out how the Danish nursery Knud Jepsen A/S – Queen® Kalanchoe has expanded its production area without building any new glasshouses thanks to LED modules installed in transport lanes.
  • 'Interlighting for tomatoes - according to Philips' Over the past few years, the use of LEDs as intermediate lighting for tomatoes has given positive results.
  • The arrival of commercially-viable light emitting diode (LED) lighting for horticultural applications has been promised for a number of years now, and recent developments by a number of manufacturers suggests that the promise is now close to reality.
  • This article on LED lighting notes a visit by members of the Sustainability Initiative to the Improvement Centre — a Dutch greenhouse facility that leases 10,000 sq. ft. of production blocks to researchers, manufacturers and breeders to test new products.
  • Notes from a presentation by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Hoticulture, which explores the use of LEDs in hoticulture.