TTA PackPlanter S-2

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.

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GVZ Glasshouses

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.

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Phillips, Ball Seed Partnership

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.

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1B Filling trays for Transplanting Feature

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.

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AgriNomix

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.

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LX60 Series (Heliospectra) feature

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.

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John Burns, Philips

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.

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Shenandoah Growers - feature

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.

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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, […]

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Quantum Sensor

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.

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Soil Dosage Bunkers at Meyers Greenhouses feature

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.

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SBI Rack Scanning feature

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.

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