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.
December 21, 2015
More Than 40% Of Growers Will Add Or Retrofit Structures In 2016
An early look at 2016 State of the Industry results shows why some growers are looking to add or retrofit structures in the coming year.
December 21, 2015
Three Strategies For Overcoming Greenhouse Heating Concerns
Lost heat, maintaining an ideal greenhouse temperature, and inefficiency in heating systems are three of the most common problems growers face when it comes to heating. Here’s a look at some ways to overcome these challenges.
December 7, 2015
Europe’s Largest Rooftop Farm Underway, Scheduled To Open In January
The Netherlands-based facility, a collaboration between Urban Farmers and Van der Valk•Kleijn, will comprise 14,000 square feet of vegetable production in an aquaponics system.
June 21, 2015
Greenhouse Project Moves Pavlodar (Kazakhstan) Closer To Self-Sufficient Vegetable Production
Despite regional challenges, greenhouse specialists Dalsem and automation supplier Hoogendoorn have collaborated on a greenhouse complex with the PTK company to bring Pavlodar (Kazakhstan) closer to self-sufficient, local food production.
May 26, 2015
Don’t Let Your Greenhouse Electrical System Come Up Short – Part 1
Ensuring your greenhouse has enough electricity to operate all the equipment that is installed takes planning and consideration of an operation's needs. Part one of two articles on greenhouse electrical systems covers choosing an electrician, meeting immediate and future needs and planning for back-up power.
May 22, 2015
Nexus Greenhouses Is Optimistic For Expansion Into New Markets
Cheryl Longtin and Mike Porter, who own Nexus Corporation, say they were excited to attend the grand opening of Gotham Greens’ new structure atop the new Whole Foods grocery store in the Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., when it opened in December 2013. The project is just one example of some of the new and expanding markets that Nexus Corporation has expanded into over the past few years. Jeff Warschauer, vice president of sales for Nexus, says the company has enjoyed getting to know and working with the founders of Gotham Greens, Viraj Puri and Eric Haley, and Jennifer Nelkin Frymark, the chief agriculture officer, on their innovative approach to business. “They are very excited and work hard internally – just great people,” he says. “From our perspective, it’s great to see that excitement and vision. The employees there are happy and there’s no turnover; they’re only adding new people […]
March 26, 2015
10 Greenhouse Products For First-Rate Growing Environments
From coverings to fork-lifts, greenhouse suppliers offer a variety of products to make growing easier. Check out the slideshow to learn more about these, plus several other products that can offer you value, versatility and durability.
March 16, 2015
Cozy Acres Greenhouses: Operating With Zero Emissions
With the help of federal funding, Cozy Acres Greenhouses was able to take a greener approach to its latest expansion, building a zero emissions greenhouse that operates year round.
March 16, 2015
Stricter Energy Codes May Impact Your Ability To Expand
Energy efficiency building codes that greenhouses are required to meet could soon be much more stringent, unless the National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association is successful in its bid to gain exceptions on greenhouse owners’ behalf.
March 13, 2015
GGS Helps North Creek Nurseries Take Efficiency To A New Level
North Creek Nurseries recently built a new GGS gutter connected poly greenhouse range with the intent of saving energy and implementing Lean Flow Practices. The aim was to help North Creek improve the quality of products and meet increased customer demand, while at the same time saving money on labor.