Greenhouse building

Cravo retractable peaked roof greenhouses turn 30 years old

It was all the way back in 1990 when Donald Layser from Layser’s Plants and Flowers in Myerstown Pennsylvania wanted to protect his outdoor spring crops from the frost and rain. The retractable flat roof houses had already been in operation for 8 years but they were not capable of keeping rain off the…

UbiQD partners with Solvay to distribute luminescent greenhouse covers

UbiQD, Inc., an advanced materials company powering product innovations in agriculture, clean energy, and security, and the Solvay Group, announced that they have agreed to partner on the development of next-generation luminescent greenhouse technology under UbiQD's UbiGro family of specialty…

Considerations on planning the facility design

Setting up a cannabis cultivation facility is something that requires a lot of knowledge and experience, as these are among the most important elements to ensure the success of any given company. The level of complexity for such facilities is really high, because all the components need to be fine-tuned…

What a cannabis grower should know about polypropylene pipe

Professional cannabis growers are well aware that environmental conditions play a critical role in plant quality and overall yield. Most can recite the ideal temperature and humidity for their crops without missing a beat. But ask most growers which type of pipe is best and they’ll likely to refer you to…

"Canadians take note, now is the time to invest in greenhouse production"

Now is the time for more Canadian farms to learn about and invest in advanced greenhouse food production. The impacts from the pandemic opens the possibility for visionary changes to Canadian food systems. Not only can greenhouse production increase food security among vulnerable populations, the…

Wouter Kuiper, Kubo CEO

"Many more services to make running the greenhouse easier and increase the return on investment"

Doing more, with fewer resources and less effort. That’s what KUBO wants to continue to offer its customers, by making large-scale growing simpler, more profitable and more sustainable. Wouter Kuiper, CEO of KUBO, looks forward. Wouter Kuiper: ‘Ten years ago, KUBO made the transition from supplying…

CAN (BC): Williams Lake First Nation breaks ground on farm-to-gate cannabis cultivation facility

It was a momentous day for the Williams Lake First Nation, formerly known as the Williams Lake Indian Band, that broke ground on B.C.’s first farm-to-gate cannabis cultivation facility. A ceremony was held under cloudy skies Monday morning on reserve lands within the city of Williams Lake for Sugar Cane…

Using photo-oxidation to fight odor-related issues

There are many characteristics that may be attributed to the cannabis industry: lots of potential, interesting market, passionate growers, and so on. However, there is one specific thing that sets apart the cannabis industry from other types of horticulture businesses. “When we got into cannabis, 5 years…

CAN (ON): Leamington-based 1.1M sq.ft. greenhouse receives cultivation license

Auxly Cannabis Group's joint venture partner, Sunens Farms has secured a standard cultivation licence from Health Canada for the first phase of its fully automated, purpose-built, 1.1 million sq. ft. greenhouse facility in Leamington, Ontario.  "The Sunens facility is operational and the team will immediately…

Culta

Culta, in collaboration with Cravo

US (MD): "Construction investments will yield more cannabis production for Maryland medical patients"

Culta continues to grow its outdoor footprint by expanding to three acres in 2020. Believed to be the largest outdoor cultivation east of the Mississippi, Culta has planted its second annual outdoor crop. "With the success of 2019's harvest, Culta has invested more in innovative technology and expansion…

AgraFlora Organics

CAN (BC): Delta-based greenhouse commences cultivation

AgraFlora Organics International's Propagation Services Canada, the Company’s flagship cultivation asset located in Delta, British Columbia has commenced commercial cannabis cultivation. "PSC has commenced cultivation using a curated portfolio of live-plant genetics  with a focus on producing high potency…

"It is essential that water is managed effectively, but how?"

The climate is changing; the very dry weather that we are experiencing now can be suddenly followed by heavy rainfall. The dry ground resists the rainfall resulting in large scale runoff, erosion and the loss of a much needed resource. As a grower it is essential that the key resource of water is managed…

Tomsk Polytechnic University

Use of glass ceramics in greenhouse lamps facilitate plants' growth

Bright pink lights are used for providing sufficient lighting to house plants. Similar lamps are also used by farmers in greenhouses. Still, specialists in photo physiology argue that such lamps do not provide all the light that plants need. Scientists from ITMO in collaboration with their colleagues…

Jan Vrins, Bilancia, starts writing basic horticulture courses again:

"The amount of experienced growers abroad does not keep pace with new projects"

The foreign demand for knowledge and skills in horticulture is enormous. Increasingly, this knowledge and expertise has turned out to be a key factor in running a project well. And rightly so: there are greenhouses that are empty because the cultivation or organization was so bad that it turned out not to be profitable, says Jan Vrins of Bilancia Horticulture Projects…

US (AZ): A sneak peek into a Snowflake-based cannabis greenhouse

Tucked amid the snow-capped peaks hovering ominously over the heather green and red parched landscape, just shy of four hours northeast of the Phoenix metro area, resides the largest cannabis greenhouse in the U.S. Weighing in at a behemoth 40-acres under glass, the team at Copperstate Farms (Snowflake,…

Preventative maintenance, NASA, and the normalization of deviance

In the face of recent worldwide economic strain, now is the time for organizations to take a look at how they’re operating and where they can improve. When it comes to saving money, preventative maintenance (or PM) should be on your list as a way to eliminate unnecessary operating expenditures. What does…

Considerations for managing hemp startup greenhouses

Setting up a hemp greenhouse startup comes with many hurdles, especially considering how much of a competitive market and industry this is. In order to get through them and reach the finish line successfully, there are a few things that are important to keep in mind. The first and foremost thing to do is…

Turnkey solutions for cannabis

"With proper upfront planning the process will be a huge success“

Developing a seamless cost-effective project is the goal of every owner/investor. While development of a cannabis facility may seem like an easy venture on the surface, the opposite is true. “If we look at the process like taking the family on a cross country camping trip, we can begin to illustrate the…

US: Guidance for indoor hemp growing facilities

Myriad challenges can arise when growing hemp indoors, from lighting, to climate control to space layout. Seeing a need in this emerging industry, Bill M. Fuchs, of Logical Green Solutions, built a network of strategic partners to offer guidance for those issues and more. Fuchs has been in the…

CAN (ON): Belleville council approves cannabis facility zoning

The cannabis industry is no stranger to redeveloping empty buildings in Belleville, Ont., as The Friendly City has seen the former Nortel building and the old Sears…

Mobile greenhouse sprinklers: fully automated type more widely adopted

Modern agriculture requires mechanisation, larger scales, automation and intelligence. Facility agriculture has a leading role in the development and application of technology and equipment. Water saving irrigation is a key technology, and one of the most important technologies for the Chinese country.…

US (CA): Grower carries out harvest and continues retrofitting the greenhouse

Sunset Island Group has recently harvested Bay 1 which will be used for extraction purposes. Bay 2 was harvested beginning March 9. As part of the harvesting, the Company pre-trimmed the sellable flower from the flower that would be used for extraction purposes. The Company hung 53 kilograms…

With spray lance on wheels, you can also chalk or coat during strong winds

You could call it the red line in the innovations of Willem Poppe: the bicycle. He already developed the chalk bike to chalk the greenhouse while riding a bike, and has now developed a spray lance on wheels, the size of a children's bike, with which his company Helderglas wants to give growers the means…


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