October 5, 2017
Greenhouse Lighting Suppliers Focused on Efficiency and Flexibility
Deciding the best lighting system for your greenhouse — whether you’re growing ornamentals, vegetables, herbs, or something else — can be challenging. Here’s a close look at some of the latest lighting options on the market, and how you can determine whether they are a good fit for your operation.
October 16, 2017
TTA Introduces New Transplanter Suited for Smaller Growers
The PackPlanter S has 16 grippers and a capacity of 10,000 to 20,000 plugs per hour in a small frame.
October 12, 2017
How to Deal With Common Greenhouse Maintenance Issues
The most common problems often come from a lack of cleanliness and faulty equipment. Here are a number of tips you can follow in each of these areas.
October 10, 2017
Philips Lighting, Ball Seed Partner on Distribution
Ball Seed will now offer Philips GreenPower LED lighting as a complement to its liners, plugs, unrooted cuttings, seed, and prefinished products.
October 9, 2017
Maximize Your Labor Efficiency When Sticking Plant Cuttings
Transplanting unrooted cuttings into trays is one of the most labor-intensive activities in greenhouse production.
October 8, 2017
Greenhouse Equipment Supplier AgriNomix is Expanding
In an effort to keep up with demand from growers venturing into automation, the company is adding almost 20,000 square feet of warehouses and offices.
October 2, 2017
Former Grower and Horticulturist Joins Philips Lighting Team
John Burns, who has worked for large growers including Tagawa Greenhouses and Van Wingerden Greenhouses, will be a Key Account Manager for the western U.S. at Philips.
September 30, 2017
How an LED Vertical Growing System Can Enhance Production
Shenandoah Growers, a Virginia-based organic herbs producer, is finding that its investment in LEDs has increased production and improved plant quality.
September 29, 2017
Vertical Farming Looks to Go Mainstream
The University of the District of Columbia is the nation’s only urban land-grant university, so it was a particularly appropriate setting for the Association of Vertical Farming (AVF) to host the AVF Summit 2017 on September 22. The summit was a mix of education, advocacy, and policy discussion about urban agriculture — vertical farming in particular — targeted at finding ways to broaden its adoption in cities around the country and around the world. You’ve probably heard quite a bit in recent months about vertical farming — systems for growing food in stacked layers in completely controlled environments, applying inputs such as light, water, and fertilizer in precise amounts. While there’s some use of these systems in greenhouse settings, in many cases, urban farmers are repurposing abandoned buildings or even shipping containers. Match the availability of these facilities in most large urban areas with big cities’ limited access to fresh, […]
September 28, 2017
Monitor Your Greenhouse Environment With Five Easy-to-Use Tools
A team of leading researchers offers tips on several devices that can help you effectively manage your greenhouse environment.
September 22, 2017
An Up-Close Look at Meyers Greenhouses’ Central Soil Delivery System
Head Grower Aron Hoff was looking for a way to customize soil mixes on multiple planting lines in real time. The system he’s now using makes the process much simpler.
September 20, 2017
8 Questions To Ask, And Answer, Before You Invest in New Software
Implementing new software in your greenhouse business may seem overwhelming at first, but doing your homework will pay off in the long run.
September 18, 2017
3 Steps to Improving the Efficiency of Your LED Systems
Achieving the largest possible optimal light intensity area with the lowest possible number of lights is essential to making an investment in LEDs pay off.
September 14, 2017
Production Technology Conference Focused on Education
From tour stops to educational sessions, here are some of the details you need to know about AmericanHort’s Production Technology Conference in Dallas in October.
September 10, 2017
Supplemental Greenhouse Lighting to Produce Seedlings: LED or HPS?
Researchers at Michigan State University see if the results from producing high-quality seedlings with LEDs justify the high capital outlay for installation.
August 29, 2017
Be Sure to Register for AmericanHort’s Production Technology Conference
Are you interested in keeping up with the latest trends in greenhouse technology, and how to adapt them to your business? Then you need to be in Dallas the second week of October.
August 24, 2017
Cannabis Greenhouse and Automation Supplier Has Strong Second Quarter
Zerez Holdings, which does business as Smart Cannabis, says its in-house design process and new mobile app have helped it speed up the production process.