LumiGrow Pro Series E -feature

May 29, 2017

New LED Options Designed to Boost Greenhouse Plant Quality

LumiGrow and Philips recently introduced high-efficiency lighting options that are designed to reduce energy costs and improve crop consistency.

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Boxcar Central Monitoring Farm Environmental Conditions

May 26, 2017

New Software System From Boxcar Central Takes Growing Data to the Cloud

Boxcar Central’s data-hub platform allows growers to log mass amounts of data and use it to compile information on crop quality.

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Bell Nursery Panorama Photo

May 24, 2017

Sustainability in the Greenhouse is More Than Just About Dollars and Cents

Bell Nursery has taken several steps over the years to make our operation more sustainable from a technological standpoint. Here’s how we are doing it.

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ISO Cutting Machine

May 16, 2017

The Top 100 Growers are Investing in More Technology to Offset Labor Shortages

Labor has traditionally been among growers’ most significant costs, but the continued rising costs and lack of available labor are currently two very heavy burdens that growers have to bear. As the labor supply dwindles, the Top 100 Growers discuss their next steps toward investing in technology to streamline efficiency at their respective operations.

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Venlo Greenhouse (Westbrook Greenhouse Systems Ltd.)

April 13, 2017

AmericanHort’s Production Technology Conference To Debut In October

The AmericanHort Production Technology Conference is designed to give nursery and greenhouse growers a chance to get hands-on with the latest advancements in production technology and explore the return on investment potential of equipment purchases and upgrades.

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Emerald Coast Growers Seed RoomTight feature

March 22, 2017

An Inside Look at Emerald Coast Growers’ New Seed House

Florida-based liner producer Emerald Coast Growers custom retrofitted and expanded an existing greenhouse, with the goal of increasing production efficiency.

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Measuring the light distribution from an LED lamp - feature

March 17, 2017

Consider Evaluating the Benefits of LED Lighting for Your Crops

Despite the potentially high installation cost of LED lighting, several advantages mean it’s worth considering. Collecting information and conducting small-scale trials can help you make LED lighting profitable at your operation.

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Nexus Atrium for Prides Corner

March 15, 2017

How Tech Suppliers Are Helping Growers Find Solutions

Greenhouse structures and components manufacturers highlight some of their most recent projects.

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Direct Fired Heater feature image

March 14, 2017

Researchers Examine Efficacy of Direct-Fired Greenhouse Heaters

A team of researchers at The Ohio State University is examining the efficiency of direct-fired heating systems in comparison to ventilation costs.

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NVAC Greenhouse prototype

February 15, 2017

New Greenhouse Cooling System in Development for Hot-Climate Regions

Researchers at McGill University in Quebec have developed an alternative evaporative cooling solution for greenhouses in warm climates, and are now seeking commercial partners.

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Visser PC 16 Transplanter feature

February 13, 2017

How to Find a Greenhouse Transplanter for Every Grower’s Budget

Equipment manufacturers have recognized a void in the market for machinery that appeals to growers of all sizes and budgets. Here are some affordable options to consider investing in to improve your operation’s efficiency.

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Emerald Coast Growers Seed Room

February 8, 2017

Emerald Coast Growers Adds New Seed House to Increase Production Efficiency

The new facility is designed to increase the company’s control over inventory, sowing rates, germination percentages, and growing conditions.

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