Optimizing cannabis cultivation through joint research

We are proud to announce that we’ve entered a strategic partnership with the world leader in lighting Signify and with Light4Food, who develops indoor growing concepts. Together we aim to optimise the complete production process for legalized cannabis cultivation. From our different specialisations, we hope to help each other collect data on a scientifically sound basis. Why? Because professional cannabis cultivation is still under development. Our common goal is to acquire knowledge leading to better, more predictable cultivation results. We have even opened our own test facility specially equipped for cannabis!

Why this alliance?

We all have our own unique expertise to bring to the table.

Promising future plans

Plagron marketing strategist Jan van Seventer is very pleased with the cooperation. "We see a clear added value in this alliance," he says. "Licensed cannabis producers need integrated solutions. What makes our test facility so interesting, is that everything is fully controlled. This means we can guarantee the research and data is reliable and relevant for all indoor facilities. Moreover, we are looking into cross influence between nutrients, ventilation and lighting. By working closely together, our grow experts and R&D specialists will elevate their knowledge to a much higher level.”

"The strength of this alliance lies in the integrated approach to cultivation optimization," says Udo van Slooten, business leader of Signify Horticulture LED solutions. "All three of us are used to serving the market on that basis. Within this alliance, our plant specialists work closely together with specialists from Light4Food and Plagron Professional. Applying research in our common test facility makes the whole more than the sum of its parts."

Light4Food shares these high expectations. "Medical cannabis is a new market segment for us, but we have been developing indoor cultivation concepts for fifteen years," says managing director René van Haeff. "The collaboration with Signify and Plagron Professional gives us the confidence that we can make concrete progress quickly. After a short trial cultivation to adjust the hardware and software for lighting, irrigation, and climate control, we are ready to carry out the research on a continuous basis."

Exciting times are coming! We will keep you posted about our progress and developments over time.