Posts tagged plants
Osram acquires Fluence, one of the world’s leading suppliers of smart grow lighting

OSRAM, a global high-tech lighting company based in Munich, is acquiring U.S. horticulture lighting company Fluence Bioengineering, based in Austin, TX. In our exclusive interview with OSRAM Innovation Manager Timo Bongartz, Timo explains this recent move and how it will help both companies better serve their customers.

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Seeds Only a Plant Breeder Could Love, Until Now

Row 7 Seed Company, a new business co-founded by Dan Barber, the executive chef at Blue Hill in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, N.Y., is working to develop, promote and sell seeds for new vegetable and grain varieties that might otherwise never find an audience.

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Magnus Edmondson and India Hobson’s greenhouse quest began in Oxford, England, at the Botanic Garden, on a Sunday morning. “We were the only people there, and it was so incredibly quiet,” they write. The only sounds were “gasps of wonderment” and the “occasional sigh.” From there, Edmondson and Hobson, photographers based in Sheffield, were hooked. They began what they call “a self-initiated Greenhouse Tour of the World”—they find, explore, and photograph greenhouses, potting sheds, polytunnels, conservatories, and other indoor spaces made by humans, for plants.

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