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Greenhouse horticulture also affected by chip shortage

Not only are raw materials scarce, but computer chips are also hard to come by. This scarcity is causing delays in the delivery of machines but is also negatively affecting…

High-performance insulation system to cut greenhouse energy use

Having a greenhouse made of glass has many benefits as it allows plants to grow in the sunlight while protecting them against cold and allowing for a beneficial indoor climate. However, one of the downsides of using glass is that it doesn’t offer much insulation. Imagine how much benefit could be had…

Delhi Goverment nursery gets a greenhouse

The Delhi Government is all set to start the first greenhouse at its ITO nursery with the aim of cultivating plants using modern techniques. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal…

What kind of real estate do you need for your cannabis business?

With a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% and a consumer base that’s growing with each new state that passes cannabis legalization legislation, the cannabis industry is one of the most explosive new markets in the United States. So, it’s no surprise that investor interest in buying or starting a…

lease and private equity enables them to grow 32,000 cannabis plants

Newly formed cannabis operator VinCann starts in Oklahoma

There's a new kid on the block in Oklahoma. Vinita Cannabis, also known as VinCann, will operate a 9.35 acre plot of land with approximately 40,000 square feet of greenhouses  as a cannabis cultivation facility in Oklahoma. "This cannabis cultivation facility is already operational and has significant potential…

New greenhouse floor coating to increase PAR reflectance

Laticrete, a manufacturer of construction solutions for the building industry, has launched the Spartacote® High-Yield System with Lux Additive, a resinous coating system developed specifically to increase photosynthetic active radiation (PAR) reflectance of floor and walls by up to 56%. This is aimed to…

Bringing captured CO2 into the greenhouse with zeolites

"We store CO2 from the outside air to make plants grow faster"

“In short, we capture CO2 from the air outside and then release it inside the greenhouse. As our system includes the greenhouse to be a closed system, all the CO2 inside will increase plant growth. This new technology does not give any emissions to its surroundings while in use and the solution is 100%…

Simple integration standard solar panel in 3.20-meter bar reduces investment costs

More and more solar panels are being placed within the greenhouse horticultural sector. However, simply replacing the glass with solar panels on a 3.20-meter bar in many cases proved too big of a challenge. Standard panels don’t fit in the profile, which leads to an increase in costs, especially if the…

Photo: Matthew Bertone

6 common greenhouse pests and how to manage them

Pest and disease outbreaks in a greenhouse are a serious pain and can get out of hand if they aren’t addressed properly. Pest and disease outbreaks in a greenhouse usually require three main factors: a susceptible host plant, the presence of a pest or disease, and the right environment for it to…

Energy-saving success during the rearing of natural enemies

The Energy and Water Sustainability Focus Group of Koppert is hard at work prioritizing and reducing Koppert’s consumption of natural gas, other fossil fuels and electricity. This includes using a green label greenhouse with sustainable technologies such as heat-saving screens and heat pumps. One…

Luxous Eco

Climate screen made from recycled materials

Covering your greenhouse with PET bottles? It might not sound like a solution for a better climate, but it is. At least, if you're talking about the Luxous 1147 Eco FR. This new climate screen introduced by Svensson is made of recycled material. "The film contains 30% recycled polyester made from PET…

Standardization of modular CHP plants facilitates expansion of greenhouse sector

In a world where health concerns and security of food supply are starting to play a more and more important role, the greenhouse sector is responding by going through an explosive growth. Increasing local food production is considered more and more important in many regions around the world. "To…

UK: East Yorkshire specialist builds medical cannabis glasshouse in hills of Scottish border

Standing in the stunning surroundings of the Scottish borders hills, this new multi-million pound glasshouse has been built by a successful East Yorkshire business to house Scotland’s first legal medical cannabis farm. Newport-based high-tech horticultural specialist CambridgeHOK began preparatory work…

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Excess motion in CEA facility maintenance and how to eliminate it

How does it occur in a greenhouse or indoor facility maintenance and how can one eliminate it? What is excess motion in maintenance? Excess motion is unnecessary movement within a facility. In maintenance, excess motion can occur while inefficiently moving about the facility to perform regularly…

With data-driven greenhouses, the horticultural industry is achieving the future of cultivation

The world’s first publicly accessible data-driven greenhouse recently opened up at Tomatoworld in the Dutch town of Honselersdijk. In line with the type of greenhouse in question, their kick-off was done online with the push of a button. In a pre-recorded video, the word was given to Tomatoworld director…

How do I determine the number of fans in a greenhouse?

To calculate the number of fans in a greenhouse, it is important to have three basic factors available. With these basic factors, Vostermans Ventilation can calculate the number of fans step by step. Basic factorsGreenhouse dimensions: Start by calculating the volume of the entire greenhouse and make a note…

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Leamington greenhouse growers still not complying with light pollution bylaw

Since putting a bylaw on the books forcing greenhouses to turn off their grow lights at night, Leamington has had mixed success getting them to follow the rules. This past January and February, inspectors found 23 greenhouse operators in violation of the bylaw. After sending out letters to the operators,…

"Greenhouses and microgrids should grow together"

As consumer preferences continue to shift toward purchasing locally sourced and organic produce, demand is growing for commercial greenhouses, or controlled environment…

Can you turn it down a bit?

Ventilation in the greenhouse is important. “As a grower, if you have a large greenhouse, you want the climate to be the same everywhere,” explains Peter van der Putten, area sales manager at Vostermans Ventilation. By using fans, a grower can ensure that temperature and humidity are the same everywhere. “In addition, ventilation…

Deforche Construct

Greenhouse carwash

Of course you can grow tomatoes or roses in a greenhouse, but why not wash cars in it? This is also an option, as photos from a carwash in a greenhouse in the United States shows. The greenhouse was built by Deforce Construct. On LinkedIn National Sales Manager Chuck Sierke shares a number of photos from the greenhouse builder…

Dutch greenhouse industry flourishes thanks to Chinese glass

A beautiful spring sun shining on the deck of an endless greenhouse - How Dutch do you want it? Well, Dutch... Dutch greenhouse farming has been flourishing for years thanks to Chinese glass. The suppliers have independently started exporting their product to Dutch growers over the past decade. By now,…

US (CA): Sun Valley’s 8-acre farm approved by planning commission

The Humboldt County Planning Commission last night gave its thumbs-up to Sun Valley Floral Farm’s giant proposed cannabis farm in the Arcata Bottoms. The board voted 5-2 in favor of the project, with at-large commissioner Brian Mitchell and Fifth District commissioner Peggy O’Neill dissenting. The…

ABC Rural: Fiona Breen

Tasmanian hemp grower destroys crop after it exceeds allowed THC levels

An entire crop of hemp has been destroyed in Tasmania's north because it had a higher than an allowed concentration of the psychoactive component also found in marijuana. The crop has been plowed into the ground because the levels are outside the legislated limit for hemp as food, with the farmer blaming…

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Au: World’s first solar glass greenhouse built in Perth

ASX-listed ClearVue Technologies has completed the construction of a “world-first” clear solar glass greenhouse in Western Australia that will demonstrate both the Perth company’s integrated solar glass product and its potential to advance agricultural research. The solar greenhouse was officially…

Europe's largest red roses greenhouse will start cultivating medicinal cannabis

Ondara Directorship has decided to reorient its activity and start producing cannabis for medicinal use in Europe's largest red roses greenhouse. According to a statement from…

ready in 2028

New transmission line will bring much needed electricity to Southwestern Ontario

As more greenhouses open in Southwestern Ontario in the years ahead, more electricity will be needed. Assessments are ongoing and municipalities, greenhouses, Indigenous…

selecting the right energy techniques and getting the best out of it requires specialist support

Reducing greenhouse costs drives innovation and also complication

The seemingly never-ending drive to control energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions is driving innovation but can also drive complication. "A site could have almost any combination of a gas boiler, Combined Heat & Power (CHP), LED lighting, biomass boiler, heat pump and then even some solar panels on the…

Joel Fuzat, Alps

Bigger is not necessarily better: "High plant density with shorter plants is more profitable and efficient"

Among the different mergers and acquisitions that happened recently in the cannabis industry, there was one that is going to influence future cultivation facility projects greatly. This was the acquisition by Australis Capital of ALPS, the greenhouse design company behind numerous vegetable and cannabis…

Adding a ground to air heat transfer to an existing greenhouse

"A Ceres GAHT (ground to air heat transfer) System is our patented geothermal climate control technology that has helped our growers maintain comfortable growing conditions, year-round, at a fraction of the cost of a traditional HVAC system," states Ceres Greenhouse Solutions. In this blog, they give…


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