March 16, 2016

Emerald Coast Growers Expanding Its Greenhouse Production Capacity

The new gutter-connected double-poly range is 36,864 square feet, bringing Emerald Coast Growers’ total growing area under cover to more than 500,000 square feet.

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Priva Svensson Climate Seminar

March 15, 2016

Canadian Greenhouse Growers Discuss Climate Management Tips At Seminar

Co-hosted by Priva North America and Svensson, the Sustainable Climate Management seminar attracted more than 60 growers to Leamington, where they learned about climate management innovations and strategies.

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Caroline Nordahl Wells, Heliospectra

March 1, 2016

New Sales VP At Heliospectra Looks Forward To Helping Growers Improve Light Management In The Greenhouse

Caroline Nordahl Wells was the co-founder of LumiGrow, and in her new role with Heliospectra, she will talk candidly with growers about what they want to achieve with lighting.

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February 23, 2016

How Light Diffusion Works In The Greenhouse

Ken Aguilar of SolaWrap Films shares how light diffusion technology offers many benefits for greenhouse crops.

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February 22, 2016

Why Automate Your Greenhouse?

Automating your greenhouse operation can mean a number of different investments, but the end goal is always to improve efficiency and make everyone’s job easier.

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February 22, 2016

New Greenhouse Transplanters Offering More Versatility

New transplanters on the market offer flexibility in speed, plug tray compatibility, and functionality.

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February 20, 2016

Hydrogel Technology Means Growers And Their Customers Can Water Plants Less

Water and nutrient management are critical elements for quality plant production in the greenhouse. Maintaining the right amounts of available moisture and fertilizer at all times can be pretty labor intensive, but there are tools available to help you keep these inputs at optimum levels as efficiently as possible. Recently, we visited Evonik Industries’ North Carolina production plant for to see how one of these products — Stockosorb — is made, how it works, and learn the benefits of incorporating these tools in your own operation. Learn more about Evonik Industries’ Stockosorb hydrogel product on the Stockosorb website.  

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Using cables in place of a solid belt, the Echo-Veyor design doesn’t cast shadows, so plants can be grown underneath

February 19, 2016

Echo-Veyor Has Made Plant Handling Easier For Greenhouse Growers

Growers are creating improvements in a range of functions with customized plant handling systems. Several growers have realized efficiencies through customized conveyor solutions, by working with Cherry Creek Systems, based in Colorado Springs, CO, to install its Echo-Veyor cable-driven transport system. Designed to support multiple different tray types and pot sizes, each system is custom-designed for the individual needs of the operation. It can tie into existing posts or be built into a free-standing system.     The Echo-Veyor system has helped growers like Dallas Johnson Greenhouses and Rockwell Farms increase efficiency of product handling in a variety of functions, ultimately reducing time, labor, and labor costs, and improving job functions for employees working on spacing plants, pulling and processing orders, and shipping. Dallas Johnson Greenhouses in Council Bluffs, IA, reduced labor, saved time, improved its team’s performance, and saw improved plant quality at retail after installing its Echo-Veyor shipping […]

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Metrolina Greenhouses keeps a 4-acre barn filled with wood chips, sourced locally from forestry waste and old pallets. The barn can hold a three- to four-week supply of wood chips

February 18, 2016

Metrolina Greenhouses Has Improved Heating Efficiency With Green Solutions

Sustainability started to become a keyword in the horticulture industry in the late 2000s, when growers began converting their heating systems to greener options to save on energy costs and reduce their impact on the environment. However, there haven’t been many operations that have invested in sustainable solutions on as large of a scale as Metrolina Greenhouses at its Huntersville, NC, headquarters. Six years later, the operation is still fully committed to its biomass heating system and everything it entails.     Metrolina first fired up its Vynke biomass system from Belgium in 2010. The four wood boilers cover 95% of the operation’s heating needs at its 201-acre main location in Huntersville, NC, and Metrolina still maintains its traditional heating systems for back up and to provide flexibility of resources. Wood chips are sourced locally, with the majority from local forestry activities like wood harvesting companies and developers. The other […]

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NGMA Spring meeting 2016

February 17, 2016

Mark Your Calendars For The NGMA Spring Meeting

Now is the time to start making plans to attend the National Greenhouse Manufacturers’ Association’s Spring Meeting, which will take place April 10-12 in Tucson, AZ.

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Snow Damage

February 17, 2016

Tips To Help Reduce Wind And Snow Damage At Your Greenhouse

Storm damage not only has the potential to reduce your greenhouse to ruins, but will result in a devastating loss of crops. Beyond the structural integrity of your greenhouse itself, there are measures that can be taken to storm-proof your greenhouse or high tunnel.

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January 19, 2016

Tips For Cherry-Picking The Right LED Lighting Solution For Your Greenhouse

If you want to find the right LED lighting solution for your greenhouse, start with these tips from top lighting manufacturers.

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