August 15, 2014
Total Grow Broad Spectrum Solid-State Grow Lights [sponsor content]
Total Grow broad spectrum solid-state grow lights from Venntis Technologies use as little energy as possible to generate uniform light in the wavelengths plants need most for quick and healthy growth.
August 12, 2014
LEDs Comparable To High Pressure Sodium Lamps For Cutting Propagation, Researcher Says, At Cultivate’14
In his Cultivate'14 presentation on lighting the future of young plants with LEDs, Christopher Currey, Iowa State University, shared recent research on how LED lights stack up against high pressure sodium lamps for liner and plug production.
August 6, 2014
Water Pulse Retail Mat Ensures Uniform Irrigation For Garden Centers [sponsor content]
Mike Croy introduces Water Pulse’s new retail irrigation product. The Water Pulse Retail Mat brings labor and water savings to the garden center.
August 5, 2014
SolaWrap Films For Greenhouses Protect Against Tough Weather [sponsor content]
SolaWrap greenhouse film stays strong, even in snow, wind and rain.
July 29, 2014
Bench-Top Root Zone Heating: Can You Reduce Air Temperatures And Finish Bedding Plants On Time?
This is the second article in a two-part series featuring research from Purdue University that focuses on energy-efficient production strategies for annual bedding plants.
June 27, 2014
4 New Products For Cooling, Shading And Ventilation
The Vertex by Poly-Tex The Vertex is the newest member of the Greenhouse Megastore’s shade structure family. Make a statement and show your colors with this simple, stylish shade house.The easy-snap button frame and bungee-shade attachments will provide shade in no time. With more than 7 feet of sidewall clearance and 13 feet to the peak, the Vertex will give shade while keeping that open-air feeling.
June 6, 2014
High Tunnels: Reduce Heating Costs While Improving Bedding Plant Quality [Slideshow]
This is the first article in a two-part series featuring research from Purdue University that focuses on energy-efficient production of cold-tolerant bedding plants.
May 27, 2014
Philips Hosts High Wire Event For The First Time
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.
May 22, 2014
Structures Issue: Growers Evolve With New Growth And Markets
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.
May 22, 2014
Six Ways To Increase Energy Efficiency In The Greenhouse
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.