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Unhappy plants, discontented workers and high production costs are all signs that it might be time for some changes to your greenhouses, says A.J. Both, associate extension specialist in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. “Any or all of these conditions can be a good reason to investigate and implement upgrades,” he says.
You’ve determined you’re ready for a greenhouse upgrade, you’ve got the financing in place, and now you’re finally ready to implement the changes. But actually carrying out the retrofit often is the most overwhelming part of the project, especially when your livelihood depends on getting your operation back up and running as soon as possible.
At Urban Growers LLC, in Burton, Ohio, installing a hydronic heating system from Delta T Solutions has saved owner John Urbanowicz between 40 and 50 percent annually on energy bills, compared to the costs of forced air heating. As a young entrepreneur who started the business on his family farm in 1999 while working full-time