The cannabis peak: growing at altitude in Lesotho

Many countries in Africa have set up or are in the process of setting up a regulatory framework for the cannabis industry. Among the different countries, Lesotho surely represents a good case study of what the African cannabis industry could look like. The company WeGrow has recently broken ground for…

How dehumidifiers improve greenhouse flower growing

Growing flowers isn’t an easy task, even in a controlled environment like a greenhouse. High-quality potted or cut flowers can be worth a lot. But to get the top value, they need to be perfect, in the right size and shape, with vivid colors, and without blemishes or deformities. That means climate…

Speed of execution key to hit market on time

The cannabis market is extremely competitive, with more growers coming online as countries are increasingly regulating the production. However, before a grower hits the market, they need to set up their cultivation facility. Needless to say, this is a fairly time-consuming endeavor. Constructing a cannabis…

GrowSpan

6 features every cannabis grower needs to incorporate into their greenhouse

Cannabis operations are difficult to get right, and the decision making involved in designing and installing a greenhouse can overwhelm even experienced growers. As the market gets more competitive, growers must find ways to gain an edge over competition and increase their bottom line. While there isn’t…

Why Dutch greenhouse horticulture should go to Kentucky:

"If this sector takes off, we're talking billions"

A Dutch-American consortium was formed in June 2020. Seventeen (greenhouse horticulture) parties from both countries joined a project, initiated by NLWorks. It aims to expand horticulture in the American state of Kentucky. The American cultivation company, AppHarvest, is doing its bit, already having…

Greenhouse construction software tracks international expansion

From small tropical islands to mountaintops: greenhouses can be found everywhere these days. Before the construction teams get on a plane or take the car to go to a location, however, a lot of work has already been done. Most of it is computer work and calculations. For this purpose, greenhouse builders…

"We handle complete greenhouse projects flexib(el)ly"

In recent years Flexibell Greenhouse Systems has supported the necessary complete greenhouse construction projects with technical support, deliveries and supervision, primarily in China. Flexibell has several of its own production locations there, ranging from greenhouse systems to various other…

US (CA): Flagship greenhouse planned on acquired 10 acre Monterey county parcel

California cannabis company Vibe Growth Corporation announces the closing of its previously announced purchase agreement for the acquisition of a 10-acre parcel of land in…

Atrium Agri acquires exclusivity on BaOpt climate system

"This is the ideal combination of technical knowledge and commercial strength"

Recently Atrium Agri signed an agreement with Advanced Climate Systems (ACS) for exclusive distribution of the BaOpt climate system in the horticultural sector. The ACS climate system, which uses diffuse ventilation, is used successfully in various industries. Because Atrium Agri and ACS join forces, the…

Egon Jansen (TNO) about SIOM update:

"The system tells us straight away whether additional installations are needed"

For years, it was mainly either 'standard' glass Venlo greenhouses or 'standard' foil greenhouses that were erected for growers at the most diverse locations internationally. In the meantime, the greenhouse has become a tailor-made suit and you increasingly come across specifically designed greenhouses,…

Fluence Bioengineering

Troy Rippe, VP Operations and Development at Surna Cultivation Technologies

"HVAC systems are always out of sight, but they shouldn't be out of mind"

In a move to professionalize the cannabis industry even more, Surna Cultivation Technologies is now offering Preventative Maintenance Programs. “I am a mechanical engineer with a background in the commercial HVAC space,” says Troy Rippe, VP Operations and Development at Surna. “In cannabis, it is…

Ceres Greenhouse Solutions

Ceres’ EcoLoop: a cost-effective alternative to geothermal energy for cannabis production

“When you look at the drilling cost and impact on the environment of conventional geothermal energy, EcoLoop™ is a lot lighter,” says Sunny Kaercher of the commercial sales and design department at Ceres. In January 2020, Ceres introduced its EcoLoop™ climate control greenhouse system, a ground-coupled…

Svensson introduces ClimaFlow

"Accelerate the growing climate while complying with light abatement legislations"

Growers face significant challenges while trying to create the perfect climate throughout their greenhouse. Reaching an even temperature and the ideal humidity levels without…

What to do when retrofitting a greenhouse for medical cannabis cultivation

In recent years, cannabis cultivation has increased considerably, mainly due to the legalization of its medicinal use in several countries. The cultivation trend continues to rise and many are joining this business opportunity by retrofitting existing greenhouse facilities. Inspection of the…

Kingpengintl.com

Standard of glass in the making for Chinese greenhouse glass

With an increasing demand for glass greenhouses in China, many questions are coming up, one of which is the standard of glass used for greenhouses.  On 17th June, a meeting regarding developing a standard for horticultural glass was held by China Building Material Council (the CBMC). Although China has a lot…


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