Energy balance changes significantly when switching to LED lighting // The switch from HPS (High Pressure Sodium) to LED lighting is more than just choosing to use a different fixture type. The energy balance in the greenhouse changes considerably and so additional cultivation measurements are required.
Team AuTomatoes won the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge and applied the Plant Empowerment principles. Teammembers René Beerkens and Evripidis Papadopoulos take us on their journey.
A two-year trial to compare the results of Growing by Plant Empowerment (GPE) principles against traditional commercial methods at United Farms in Mexico resulted in significantly less use of resources and a 15% net profit increase. This confirms that GPE is the roadmap to sustainable and profitable horticulture.
Plant health as basis for optimal sustainable cultivation, for both Koppert and the Plant Empowerment growing method.