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.
December 12, 2017
Research Sheds Light on How to Manage Plant Stress With High-Tech Imagery
An innovative system developed by Chinese researchers uses rapid imagery to indicate plant health, enabling growers to respond quickly and automatically to plant stress.
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, […]
April 1, 2017
How Suppliers Are Addressing Remote Monitoring Needs for Greenhouse Growers
Even the slightest shift in the greenhouse environment can wreak havoc on your plants. Find out what manufacturers are doing to help you address these problems.
February 2, 2017
The Latest Updates in Greenhouse Environmental Controls
Constant monitoring of your greenhouse climate is critical, especially when you can’t be there in person. Here’s a look at what manufacturers have developed to make this process more efficient and effective.
November 21, 2016
Five Things To Consider Before Purchasing A Greenhouse Alarm
A greenhouse alarm can be the difference between you and a major catastrophe that results in crop losses. Before you make a purchase, take these factors into account.
April 10, 2015
New Ways To Give Growers Control Of The Greenhouse Environment
From heating systems to circulation fans, manufacturing companies are finding new ways to help growers control the greenhouse environment, save on energy costs and streamline production.
May 25, 2012
VC2000 Vent Drive And Controls From Wadsworth Controls Systems
Wadsworth Control Systems is introducing the VC2000 Vent Drive, an enhanced line of drive units with an entirely new gear box. Superior protection is achieved with polyester epoxy paint, a more compact design and a new design for the internal limit switch that now allows 14 feet of travel. Total gear reduction and output torque specifications are consistent, so the new line can be added to an existing installation to work side by side. In addition, Wadsworth Control Systems is introducing the new Wireless Alarm Manager, which is ideal for the many growers who have ranges away from phone lines. It’s critical to have a phone system to connect you to your greenhouse in case of an alarm state that could wipe out the entire crop. EnviroSTEP, VersiSTEP and STEP Up controls all have design changes. EnviroSTEP and VersiSTEP integrated controls have a bright new screen making it even easier […]