A year ago, he announced to the industry he would switch his growing and consulting focus from flowers to food. In this new column, Peter Konjoian shares his research on new possibilities and demand for growing produce in greenhouses.
Konjoian’s Greenhouse has come full circle, from growing vegetables in its early years, to growing flowers and back again. Here’s why its owners think food is the future for this operation.
Horticultural operations are facing increasing pressure to solve sanitation issues related to water treatment. Some of the pressure is external originating from government regulations and consumer preferences. Most of the pressure, however, is internal and includes better disease management, integrating capture of irrigation runoff with recycling opportunities, elimination of biofilm and algae control. The list