Candidus receives $250,000 award from Grow-NY

The 2nd annual Grow-NY start-up business competition announced its winners today. And Candidus has been awarded $250,000 to help grow our company! The competition started with over 260 startup companies who applied to be part of the program. From that large group, 20 finalists were selected in early September. In the past months, we haveContinue reading “Candidus receives $250,000 award from Grow-NY”

Candidus’ Conservation Innovation Grant featured on HortiDaily

HortiDaily, the on-line platform with the latest horticultural news from around the world highlighted Candidus’ latest project: a Conservation Innovation Grant from USDA-NRCS. NRCS and Candidus will collaborate to bring our adaptive lighting technology to the greenhouse industry and to quantify the impact of our lighting control approach. You can read the full story atContinue reading “Candidus’ Conservation Innovation Grant featured on HortiDaily”

HPS or LED: How to choose?

Based on Greenhouse Magazine’s 2020 ‘State of Lighting Report‘, 1/3 of all greenhouse operations are planning to install, expand, or replace their lighting system in the coming year, with another third planning to do so in the next three years. Clearly, lighting is on everyone’s mind. 92% of greenhouses plan to use LED lights, whileContinue reading “HPS or LED: How to choose?”

Case Study: Wheatfield Gardens Competes Better with Candidus

How Wheatfield Gardens switched to the Candidus lighting control system and grew their crops more efficiently and consistently  Company: Wheatfield Gardens   Location: North Tonawanda, NY  Crops: Butterhead lettuce, leafy greens, herbs, and hemp  Background  When Wheatfield Gardens first installed dimmable LED lights in their greenhouse in Tonawanda, NY, they found that the light controller theyContinue reading “Case Study: Wheatfield Gardens Competes Better with Candidus”

USDA Funds Conservation Innovation Through On-Farm Trials of Conservation Systems

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2020 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is awarding $25 million in grants designed to help partners implement and evaluate innovative conservation practices that have demonstrated benefits on farmland. The funding is provided through On-Farm Conservation Innovation Trials (On-Farm Trials), a component of the Conservation Innovation Grants program first authorized inContinue reading “USDA Funds Conservation Innovation Through On-Farm Trials of Conservation Systems”

Governor Cuomo Announces 20 Finalists Selected for Round Two of the $3 Million Grow-NY Global Food and Agriculture Business Competition

More Than 260 Startups from 27 Countries Applied to Compete in Innovative Mentoring Program The Food and Agriculture Industry Competition is Funded through Upstate Revitalization Initiatives – CNY Rising, Finger Lakes Forward and Southern Tier Soaring – Regional Comprehensive Strategies Aimed at Revitalizing Communities and Growing the Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced theContinue reading “Governor Cuomo Announces 20 Finalists Selected for Round Two of the $3 Million Grow-NY Global Food and Agriculture Business Competition”

The executive director of GLASE and co-founder of Candidus discusses his work, relocation from Brazil and research continuation amid a pandemic.

Erico Mattos Departments – Three Questions The executive director of GLASE and co-founder of Candidus discusses his work, relocation from Brazil and research continuation amid a pandemic.SUBSCRIBEAugust 28, 2020 Chris Manning Greenhouse Management: How did you end up specializing in researching LEDs and supplemental lighting for greenhouse production? Erico Mattos: I came to the U.S. to do myContinue reading “The executive director of GLASE and co-founder of Candidus discusses his work, relocation from Brazil and research continuation amid a pandemic.”

Honoree Erico Mattos’s work brings together various stakeholders in the controlled environment agriculture space.

Author: Maury WrightCarrie Meadows Erico Mattos, PhD, directs the operation of the Greenhouse Lighting Systems & Engineering (GLASE) consortium that is a public-private organization led by Cornell University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The consortium is focused on improving controlled environment agriculture (CEA) energy-use efficiency andContinue reading “Honoree Erico Mattos’s work brings together various stakeholders in the controlled environment agriculture space.”