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Ilera Holistic Healthcare

US (LA): Inside a University's MMJ licensed facility

Workers inside a temporary medical cannabis growing operation in Baker are preparing hundreds of plants each month that are being used to manufacture cannabis products for patients across the state while a major expansion is under construction. For about two years, Ilera Holistic Healthcare has been the…

‘Farm Factories’ in Israel produce high yields of produce—including cannabis

Grain crops will always need large fields. But tomatoes, leafy greens, peppers, and strawberries are some of the many fruits and veggies that thrive indoors under precisely controlled conditions. Though it costs more to raise produce in greenhouses or urban “farm factories,” the payoff is higher yield,…

UK: Inside Britain’s biggest legal cannabis farm

The luscious green plants stretch as far as the eye can see. Row after row, lovingly tended in a glasshouse that’s roughly the same size as 34 football pitches. Thought to be one of the UK’s largest glasshouses, the 45-acre glasshouse in Wissington, Norfolk, sits in an area known for the growing of…

Simulate the effects of future climate changes on your greenhouse

You can now simulate the inner climate and energy consumption of your greenhouse project in 2030, 2040 and 2050 all over the world. "Due to climate change, climate management of a greenhouse is more difficult in the summer, heating consumption are lower and cooling consumption are higher," says Vincent…

New greenhouse system harnesses the power of the sun

You hear a lot about artificial lighting in greenhouses these days. But one new greenhouse system, developed by Ceres Greenhouse Solutions, moves away from that movement, focusing on sunlight instead. Initially designed for cannabis cultivation, the innovations in the SunChamber™ will also 'trickle down'…

GroAdvisor launches greenhouse & indoor cultivation podcast

GroAdvisor today announced the launch of their “Greenhouse & Indoor Cultivation Podcast”. Commercial growers and cultivation business owners of all crop types are tuning in to…

Leamington, Ontario greenhouse opportunity

A brand new 1.3 million sq. ft. state-of-the-art greenhouse is available in Leamington, Ontario. Leamington, well-known as North America’s greenhouse capital, is well connected to major regional population centres in Southern Ontario, Quebec and northeastern United States. The surrounding area is one of…

Patience and the art of building cultivation facilities

Anyone who has ever built a cultivation facility can confirm that it’s a long and stressful process. And for those who haven’t? Hear us now: It’s a long and stressful process. The fundraising and pre-planning stages alone take months and sometimes years depending on licensing requirements. Selection of…

Spinning in a greenhouse: studio holds outdoor classes in greenhouse

"With impending colder weather, we have invested in a 34′ x 96′ greenhouse." Usually this is said by a grower, but today we have a fitness studio investing in indoor facilities. They built a greenhouse to expand outdoor class offerings in a fun, warm and safe manner. "The greenhouse will allow excellent air…

Hamashbir Agriculture

Leveraging horticulture knowledge to design a top-notch cannabis greenhouse

Israel is the first country when it comes to cannabis research. Even though the whole academic and scientific work was struggling to better understand the intricacies of this plant because of the illicit status of cannabis, Israel could rely on the most advanced cannabis research lab. But the knowledge…

Clifton Tomasini, Quest

"Dehumidifiers and air movers are used from seed storage to harvest"

“We started by selling our smaller standalone dehumidifiers. Now, we have our walk-in IQ series, with two units fitting on the back of a transport truck,” according to Quest president, Clifton Tomasini. Quest is a North American-based manufacturer specializing in humidity control across various…

"point of contact for large growers and investors"

Investment group takes stake in greenhouse suppliers Prins Group and Stolze

Another major investment group gains ground in the horticultural industry. HAL Investments, the Dutch investment subsidiary of HAL Holding, has signed agreements to acquire 60% of the shares in Stolze and to acquire 24% of the shares in Prins Group. "HAL Investments is working on a new portfolio of…

GrowSpan

Preparing for the cold: How to winterize a greenhouse

With the winter months fast approaching, every grower knows that now is the time to prepare their greenhouses for the onslaught of winter weather and cold temperatures. It is important for growers to winterize their greenhouse, so their grow can thrive even during the coldest winter months. Winterization…

the story behind Atrium Agri

"A collaboration like this is unique in our sector"

In December 2019, the greenhouse horticulture sector was introduced to the name Atrium Agri when the Bom Group joined Atrium Agri. It marked the first time that the partnership between the entrepreneurs behind Havecon, VB, and PB tec was made public. Recently, Atrium Agri was in the news again, with the…

Top tips for cannabis greenhouses pt. 2

In this second part of this series on cannabis greenhouses by Fullbloom, we are going to explore the world of light deprivation greenhouses, and the different types of structures that are available to cannabis growers. After a brief digression on fertigation and watering, we are going to discuss the…

Stanislav Pankratov | Dreamstime.com

CAN (ON): Kingsville approves bylaw against greenhouse light pollution

The Town of Kingsville Council has passed a bylaw to crack down on greenhouse growers using lamps that produce a nighttime glow that can often be seen from dozens of kilometres away. According to a report from the town, several local greenhouse operations have site plan agreements that require "dark sky…

The link between technology and profitability in greenhouse growing

Though cannabis is a hardy plant that can grow almost anywhere, the vast majority of marijuana grown in the United States is raised inside the shelter of greenhouses. Greenhouses give cannabis growers much more control over the nutrients their crops receive — the relative humidity, the light, the water,…

Felbridge

From the biggest South African strawberry producer to medical cannabis

When the cannabis industry emerged after years during which the growing of the crop had been mainly deemed as illicit, many growers saw in this new business the opportunity of a lifetime. Even though this industry is part of horticulture in general, the level of expertise and knowledge cannot be compared…

GrowSpan

How to optimize a greenhouse for social distancing

It is an indisputable fact that the world as we know it has changed. Working from home is the new normal; social gatherings and activities are drastically limited, and social distancing is required in all public spaces. by Janine Coppola This is a challenging time for businesses, especially for those where…

Overcoming the building challenge pt. 2

In the first part of this series on cannabis cultivation buildings, the founder of MJ12 Design Studio, Sam Andras, described the main challenges that building selection poses to cannabis growers, also pointing out the different aspects to take into consideration when it comes to choosing a structure for…

Growlink

Tips on creating a sustainable indoor grow

Indoor cannabis grow operations have become the industry standard by providing privacy and an environmentally controlled growing space. These indoor grow facilities have a few downsides that you need to consider when creating a sustainable grow operation. Artificial lighting requires substantial energy use,…

Cannabis climate modelling: The science behind success

With cannabis, there is a bit of a misconception that you need a really large facility – and massive grow – to be commercially viable. But that’s not the case. Investors wrongly assume that bigger is better, due to greater economies of scale. The reality is you need to build a good facility which can be…

Automation of irrigation with LetsGrow.com

About 3 years ago, a collaboration was established between Vineland Research & Innovation Center and LetsGrow.com. The reason for this collaboration is the growing demand for…

Top tips for cannabis greenhouses pt. 1

In this new series by Fullbloom, we are going to explore specifically the most important elements for a cannabis greenhouse, with a special focus on automation. Being cost-efficient is particularly important for growers, as the market matures and gets more competitive, resulting in prices going down.…

Quinton Edwards

UK: Glasshouse nursery for sale in Yorkshire

Quinton Edwards is offering to the market a compact organic glasshouse nursery on a site of circa 8.38 acres with circa 5.147 acres of glass and benefiting from recently upgraded heating and irrigation.  The nursery currently grows tomatoes and cucumbers and the business is also available if required. There…

Greenhouses from then to now

What is a greenhouse? A greenhouse is a building with walls and roof made primarily of transparent material, in which plants are grown. The interior of a greenhouse exposed to sunlight is…

SAT.1

German television visits Aphria site in Neumünster

In Neumünster, a production facility is currently being built in which medical cannabis can be grown legally. It is one of three locations in Germany. The seedlings will be flown in from Canada in November. The cannabis site is still a big construction site, but it is also the last chance for the SAT.1…

5 reasons to apply a "design-build" model in HVAC systems

Clients often ask us to send them specifications for our technologies, or to provide an engineering only proposal, and we do. We’re very happy to assist with all or part of any construction project. However, apart from our deep expertise and value in engineering design, where we can provide equal value…


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