June 9, 2022
- Signify (grow lighting), Plagron Professional (fertilizers, substrates, and additives) and Light4Food (climate technology, indoor cultivation systems) combine knowledge and expertise
- Joint research takes professional legal cannabis cultivation to the next level
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has entered into a strategic partnership with specialist supply company Plagron Professional and Light4Food, which develops indoor growing concepts. The partners jointly invest in research into integrated and variety-specific cultivation optimization and new cultivation concepts for legalized cannabis cultivation. The research program covers the entire production process, from propagation and cultivation to post-harvest technology.
The R&D-focused knowledge alliance has a test facility in the Netherlands specially equipped for cannabis, for which a permit has recently been granted. Although heavy investments are being made in legal cannabis cultivation worldwide, professional cultivation is still under development. The new consortium wants to collect data on a scientifically sound basis and develop new knowledge leading to better, more predictable cultivation results. The sharing of existing knowledge and expertise, focused on current research questions, will accelerate progress.