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US (MI): Cannabis cultivation increases yield through HVAC retrofit

Like most North American cannabis industry grow-ops, Real Leaf Solutions (RLS), Kalkaska, Mich., is still refining its growing methods, but the two-year-old company may have finally found a state-of-the-art HVAC design that will help it reach optimum yields in the near future.  Tom Beller, RLS’ co-owner and…

New climate control algorithm improves greenhouse climate control

Tomatoes, bell peppers, onions. The Netherlands is one of the biggest exporters of vegetables worldwide, and export is still growing. However, cultivation of these vegetables consumes energy. In order to sustain not only an increasing population but also the planet, we have to produce more food while…

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Transatlantic connection: setting up an indoor farm in North Macedonia

North Macedonia is well poised to capitalize on its favorable cannabis regulation and geographical position in the EU to supply what is forecasted to be one of the most profitable cannabis markets in Europe. As a result, it is not surprising that companies have eyed this country to set up their cannabis…

HVACD MEP coordination for cannabis cultivation

Controlled environment agriculture climates are complex in that they pose unique challenges for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) designers not only in application, but also in the intricacies of HVACD coordination. Grow room climate systems impact nearly every other aspect of the facility.…

"US legal cannabis water use to almost double by 2025"

New Frontier Data, a data, analytics and technology firm specializing in the global cannabis industry, in partnership with Resource Innovation Institute (“RII”) and the Berkeley Cannabis Research Center, releases Cannabis H2O: Water Use and Sustainability in Cultivation. The report provides an in-depth…

Comparing technical solutions for a greenhouse project

As the horticultural industry faces both an ever-increasing global food demand and climate change, greenhouse growers are looking for solutions which can adapt to the changing conditions. Enter Hortinergy, a company which offers an advanced online software that simulates the indoor climate and energy…

Notable: loss of ventilation due to incorrectly set windows in greenhouses

Holland Gaas supplies custom mesh systems. Before being able to produce the materials to size, the windows are first measured. Gerdo Wennekers, operational manager at Holland Gaas, regularly heads out to do so. During the survey, he often discovers that ventilation windows in existing greenhouses are not…

40 percent of Dutch acreage lighted cultivation

"Growers show more interest in LED light"

Many growers are interested in LED lighting in their greenhouses. The purchase costs and the lack of knowledge about the influence on crops result in a dilemma. Horticultural association Glastuinbouw Nederland advises growers to start on a small scale and to inform themselves properly. An independent LED…

US: Fire burns MMJ operation

Investigators believe the cause of a house fire where first responders discovered two small cannabis growing operations to be electrical. Neighbors near the house on Northeast Ivory Lane and Mulberry…

Dutch greenhouse industry covered in snow

Canadian growers might not raise an eyebrow for the amount of snow that has fallen in the Netherlands over the weekend, but for Dutchies the weather conditions are exceptional.  Also today in Netherlands everything is still white. And it's freezing. Here's an update from your horti-weather channel.  Xander van…

US (VA): House and senate lawmakers approve cannabis legalization measures

Members of the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate, for the first time ever, separately approved a pair of adult-use cannabis legalization measures today. Senate Bill 1406 and House Bill 2312 legalize the responsible use and personal cultivation of cannabis by adults ages 21 and older, provide for the…

Brandy Keen, Surna

What causes construction delays for cannabis facilities?

In cultivation facility construction, the primary goal of the ownership group can usually be summed up in five words: on time and on budget. Unfortunately, the reality rarely squares up with the goal. Design and construction teams with significant experience in cultivation facility projects usually…

US (ME): Eliot-based 32,800 sq. ft. greenhouse completed construction

Sweet Dirt, a Maine-based, vertically integrated cannabis company, today announced the completion of its 32,800 sq ft cannabis greenhouse. Located in Eliot, Maine, adjacent to the company's manufacturing site and medical cannabis store, the new greenhouse - the largest cannabis greenhouse in Maine - was…

CBS figures

Few youngsters interested in parents' greenhouses businesses

In 2020, more than half (59%) of agricultural companies in the Netherlands run by over 55s had no successor. This is especially true for (very) small farms. The larger the business, the greater the chance it had a successor. The Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reported. Their report is based on…

Family build eco-friendly dome in Norway

Life goals: Living in a greenhouse

Ingrid Marie Hjertefølger, 38, and her partner Benjamin, 34, used to live a perfectly normal life in a perfectly normal home. But a few years ago, the vegan family decided to make a change – and they put in plenty of hard work to make that happen. Ingrid, who works as a nurse, was on the hunt for an…

Joseph Sbrocchi, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers

"The limited venting ability is especially problematic in the spring and fall"

Passed on December 8th, 2020 by the municipality of Leamington, the “Greenhouse Light Abatement Bylaw” was enacted in an effort to curb light pollution by the region’s numerous greenhouse operations. Under the bylaw, greenhouse operators must close sidewall and endwall curtains an hour before sunset…

US (NJ): Boonton-based cultivation and manufacturing facility completes second phase

TerrAscend has completed the second phase of construction at its cultivation and manufacturing facility located in Boonton, New Jersey. This phase of construction added approximately 80,000 square feet of indoor cultivation, to the existing on-site greenhouse and post-harvest manufacturing facilities,…

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Reasons why your HVACD system isn't performing

Decisions around heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and dehumidification (HVACD) touch every component of a cultivation operation, at all phases of development. Budgets, design, construction, facility operation, operating costs and revenues are all directly affected by the design and implementation…

Canada: Kingsville opens up about enforcing the light pollution and odour law

The town of Kingsville has laid out its plans for enforcing By-Law 96-2020, which is a bylaw to prohibit and regulate public nuisances related to odours and lighting from the cultivation of plants and cannabis. "Greenhouse Owners that utilize grow lights and who have not responded or presented light…

Gerrit Staal, Elpress:

“Food safety increasingly important in greenhouse horticulture”

“Within two weeks I was back home.” Gerrit Staal, who since March 1st is Export Manager Horticulture Sector at Elpress, can laugh about it, but it took some getting used to. He had imagined his first steps in the world of hygiene in greenhouse horticulture differently. For business the coronavirus, the 'culprit' of working from home, is not bad. “Elpress is doing well, also in green…

Survey to provide insight on emerging indoor farming trends and challenges now live

Allison Kopf, CEO of Artemis said, "We’re looking forward to learning how growers are facing new challenges such as COVID-19. In the past, expansion was one of the prime goals for growers and we’ve asked some new questions around the topic. We will be sharing even more information related to technology…


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