Greenhouse and equipment manufacturers recognize that every growing operation has its own set of needs and challenges. There is no one solution that works for everyone. The good news is, these suppliers are equally as distinctive as the growers they serve, in the unique ways that they can offer innovative solutions.
Greenhouse Grower TECHNOLOGY caught up with a few greenhouse and equipment manufacturers to find out how they work with growers to customize new structures and equipment for their needs. Each provided an example of a recent project and a problem a grower had that was solved with collaboration and cooperation with the respective supplier’s team. While these growers’ challenges are likely quite different from yours, perhaps you’ll gain an idea or see a solution that could be customized for your operation’s objectives.
Ludvig Svensson, Inc.
Svensson’s experts work side by side with growers to determine the best options for their unique growing climate. Svensson’s Climate Advice service includes a comprehensive review of the grower’s greenhouse, equipment, production, crops, location, and goals. Recommendations offer guidance on climate screen selection and other impacting factors such as mechanical systems integration. A smartphone app for iPhone and Android keeps details and product specifications at growers’ fingertips.
One of the largest greenhouse pepper growers in North America, Leamington, ON-based NatureFresh Farms, needed a way to protect its peppers from sunburn, without labor-intensive annual whitewashing. Because Leamington experiences both extreme cold in winter and intense heat in summer, it needed to provide shade without sacrificing light. NatureFresh chose a double-curtain system NatureFresh that combines Svensson’s Harmony open light diffusing shade and Luxous translucent energy-saving screen. Ultra-violet results show you can provide the same cooling effect using a shade screen as with whitewash, plus gain several hours of extra light each day.
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