LEDs Horticultural Lighting + Tech - Aug 1st, 2022
News and resources on controlled environment agriculture and LED lighting technology for developers, specifiers, and suppliers
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August 1, 2022

Welcome to the Horticultural Lighting + Tech newsletter for Aug. 1, 2022. The dog days of summer have been pushing my buttons for several weeks now. I look at my yard and realize how much work it takes to manage plants outdoors through the high point of summer. That's one reason controlled environment agriculture is such a compelling topic. From every angle - light, moisture, nutrients, HVAC, energy management, ROI, and business practice - CEA strategy is going to be turned inside out for examination and application at the November Resilient Harvests Conference, as I've written in a new blog.

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CEC Commissioner Andrew McAllister and Ohio Controlled Environment Agriculture Center director Chieri Kubota will set the tone for energy policy and CEA research thought leadership.
Our editors geek out over cool controlled environment agriculture experiments that are orbiting above Earth, including a new system called XROOTS.
Astronaut Kate Rubins harvests the radish leaves in an example of horticultural lighting research 220 miles high.
No work slowdown apparent on the International Space Station, where tunable lighting is growing mustard greens and romaine lettuce.
A free educational guide from the Resilient Harvests Conference organizers puts the forthcoming ‘conference menu’ into perspective.
Until more members support efforts for pro-marijuana legislation, the industry — including lighting vendors — will continue treading national and state imbalance, lobbyist notes.
All competing teams managed to use artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to autonomously grow lettuce with almost no interventions.
Three approaches to outreach that give manufacturers an excellent return on their time
The 17.92 kW DC installation is expected to provide 23,750 kWh of energy in the first year