The Milken Institute California Summit was held November 8th in Los Angeles, California. The Milken Institute works to support the three pillars of their mission: widening access to capital, creating jobs and improving health. Ian McEachern, CEO at Open Ag Supply, a GrowBlade Alpha test site, was invited to present at the Milken Institute California Summit.
Light Polymers’ VP of Grow Products, Sandor Schoichet, has been featured in Maximum Yield magazine as a guest contributor, talking about Light Polymers’ GrowBlade product line and lyotropic materials technology. Light Polymers’ GrowBlade is a horticultural lighting product that provides the optimum light spectrum for plant growth.
Operated by Peter D’Amato and Damon Collingsworth, California Carnivores is a nursery for carnivorous plants based in Sebastopol, California, north of San Francisco. California Carnivores is the largest carnivorous plant nursery in the world that is open to the public. Founded in 1989, California Carnivores has been promoting conservation through cultivation for almost 30 years.
Light Polymers, nanochemistry startup and lighting innovator, has released the first type of LED-based horticultural grow-light using the Crystallin Grow Technology – the Crystallin Grow Downlight. Crystallin Grow is a LED downlight specifically tuned to optimal plant-growing light spectra, providing plants the light they need with lower power consumption and a lower thermal signature.
A personal food computer is a tabletop-sized, controlled environment agriculture technology platform that uses automated systems to control and monitor climate, energy, and plant growth inside of a specialized growing chamber. This allows the variables of plant growth, from humidity to temperature to CO2 levels to be precisely controlled and monitored.
Light Polymers is a nanochemistry company with deep domain knowledge of lyotropic liquid crystals, which has uses in many applications including LCD and OLED flat panel displays, LED lighting, advanced building materials and biomedical applications. This experience developing groundbreaking lyotropic materials has led to the development of photonic films that drive down both the operational costs and the installation costs of LED lighting.
Light Polymers’ VP of Grow Products, Sandor Schoichet, was interviewed by Agritecture in the run-up to NYC Ag Tech Week 2017, which begins September 16. In the interview, Sandor details the history of the new GrowBlade Edge & GrowBlade Direct product lines and discusses the ways that GrowBlade will continue to break ground as a leading horticultural lighting brand.
How do you grow a rare carnivorous plant that requires high amounts of direct sunlight AND cool temperatures? Due to a unique native environment, isolated on extremely high plateaus known as Tepuis, the various species Sun Pitchers (Heliamphora) tend to crave strong light but are very sensitive to excessive heat. This unique set of needs has made it difficult to cultivate them effectively outside of their natural habitat.