Beneficial Controls Guide Greenhouse Design

There were several unique design elements that made this project interesting. The first was the need for the insect screening so the operation could use beneficial controls.

Every Nexus project is different. There is no such thing as cookie-cutter. We welcome the challenges that our customers bring to us. Recently we completed a project for Tallman Construction as the general contractor for Sun Rain Seed Potatoes.

There were several unique design elements that made this project interesting. The first was the need for insect screening so the operation could use beneficial controls. The whole south end of the greenhouse is designed with bug screening, so every bit of air is filtered to allow only a minimum amount of insect penetration.

Tallman also needed warehouse space so we designed the project so the greenhouse was extended and covered with insulated metal covering. It makes for a very attractive design for a multiple-use area. That warehouse is then connected into the company’s two-story office building. The traffic flow was thought through and designed into the plan. Lastly, each greenhouse is segregated to provide optimum growing space.

Scott Tallman, president of Tallman Construction and Design in Idaho Falls, Idaho, says: “Our project had several unique design elements that the owner required for their use and the Nexus team helped us figure out how to make all of them work. Nexus was there every step of the way and if there were any problems, the company was quick to help us solve them. Our project was better than anything we could have hoped for.”

Nexus has been working with growers for more than 45 years to design quality greenhouses that maximize crop production and help optimize profits.

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