In This Issue
Philips recently organized the International High Wire Event for the first time. The event was held in the Netherlands for a select group of international tomato growers, and included practical visits and opportunities for exchanging know-how and experience.
If you’re ready to invest in greenhouse energy-efficient upgrades but aren’t sure how to finance them, there are a number of resources that can help.
Is our industry really improving or does it just look that way? With growth in the past two years among Greenhouse Grower’s Top 100 Growers and the housing market on the upswing, the economy certainly is showing signs of life.
As the spring season starts to wind down, it is never a bad time to look back at the last couple of months to evaluate what changes you might consider for next year. There is no better time than the off-season to make these changes for the next spring season. Few things you do will have a greater effect on your operation than how proficient you are with energy efficiency. In this installment of Basics and Beyond, we will look at a few items you should consider to save energy in the greenhouse, most of which will cost very little and will pay for themselves well within the first season if you implement them.
In line with a growing trend among forward-thinking greenhouse farm operators, Clean Fresh Food of Wisconsin installed energy-efficient greenhouse lighting to achieve healthy, year-round crop growth.
The urban greenhouse has been operating for almost a year and a half, and has spent that time refining its product mix and building its staff with workers hired from the surrounding neighborhood
Growers are taking advantage of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative to extend the production season for a variety of crops.
Canada-based Conviron and Valoya of Finland recently announced an agreement for the distribution and integration of Valoya LEDs into Conviron growth chambers and rooms. Conviron is now the exclusive distributor of Valoya’s products to seed and biotech companies, government institutions and universities in North America, India, Australia and Brazil.
The strategic alliance between the two companies will provide complete growing solutions to all horticulture markets including vegetable, flower and medicinal cannabis in both greenhouse and controlled environment agriculture applications.
Extend the growing season and enhance plant quality with these nine high tunnel and shade products.
For those who are making changes this year, many responded that new production space will be used to extend their growing seasons, for early-season sales as well as edibles during the winter months.
Read about the projects VB Greenhouses worked on at Van de Wetering Greenhouses and Kurtz Farms.
During every busy shipping season you invariably run into issues that would have been eliminated had a little spring cleaning taken place. Here are a few points you may want to consider before spring shipping rolls around:
The breeder is constructing almost nine acres of state-of-the-art greenhouses near Barbarena, Guatemala, to bring its stock farm closer to the U.S. market. The first phase of construction was complete in February 2014.