March 14, 2018
Dramm Offering New Video Chat Option for Service Issues, New Whitepaper on Indoor Air Flow
The Dramm Corporation recently introduced two new resources for its greenhouse grower customers to deal with indoor growing conditions.
March 5, 2018
Technology Will Change the Face of Horticulture Within 20 Years
Every once in a while, I’ll see a grower post a video on social media, showing off some new transplanter, harvesting robot, or another kind of automation equipment and explaining what it is and how it’s making a difference in the growing operation. Inevitably, these videos get tons of clicks, likes, and comments. Most are from people outside the industry who say something like, “Wow, that’s really cool!” or “I had no idea greenhouses were so high-tech!” But then there are the folks who make comments about the automation taking away greenhouse jobs. The grower who posted the video typically responds, explaining that the automation actually doesn’t displace any workers — they’re just reassigned to higher value functions — and that reliable employees are extremely difficult to find in our industry, thus the need for automation. The reality is, due to our current labor struggles, it’s likely our industry will […]
February 26, 2018
The Benefits of a Greenhouse Maintenance Plan and Checklist
A greenhouse maintenance plan and checklist can reduce equipment failures, improve equipment efficiency, and boost long-term profits.
February 26, 2018
20 Technology Trends Driving the Greenhouse Industry in 2018
From automation to artificial intelligence, check out this video for a closer look at how greenhouse growers are investing in technology in 2018.
February 17, 2018
Gotham Greens Building Second Greenhouse in Suburban Chicago
The new $12.5 million, 105,000-square-foot greenhouse will be near the company’s first Chicago greenhouse, and will be a free-standing structure.
February 5, 2018
Tips for Using a Greenhouse Monitoring System to Protect Your Cannabis Plants
Properly selecting and installing a remote monitoring system can help cannabis growers identify trends in environmental conditions to make sure they aren’t fluctuating, which could indicate a possible equipment problem.
February 3, 2018
Precision Irrigation Controller Helps Improve Watering Efficiency
Growlink’s precision irrigation controller offers wide-ranging control of irrigation systems and applications in the greenhouse to help growers save time and water.
February 3, 2018
How to Measure Greenhouse Light With Quantum Meters
In part three of this five-part series about the tools you need to keep track of your greenhouse environment, learn how to effectively use quantum sensors to monitor how much light your plants need for optimal growth.
February 1, 2018
New Greenhouse Transplanters Aim for Improved Accuracy, Flexibility
Manufacturers of transplanters and sticking machines for cuttings have developed new systems that can meet the needs of growers of all sizes. Here’s a look at some of the latest products on the market.
January 29, 2018
Philips Lighting Debuts New Custom Lighting Program at IPM Essen
Philips Lighting’s new GrowWise Control System gives growers and researchers more flexibility and control for LED cultivation.
January 26, 2018
HortAmericas Offering New Shading Products to Help With Greenhouse Light Management
HortAmericas recently announced a new partnership with Sudlac, a European-based shading products supplier that offers solutions to help growers manage light and protect the greenhouse structure.
January 24, 2018
Automation Never Stops, Even for the Biggest Growers
Metrolina Greenhouses has designed a unique forklift system to help move plants more efficiently at its newest perennial facility.