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Transferring excess heat and humidity without gapping

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Feb-02 Tue 12:08
2021-Feb-02 Tue 12:08
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The recently enacted Greenhouse Light Abatement Bylaw in Ontario, but also other light pollution concerns across North America have created issues for growers to choose between light pollution vs excess heat inside their greenhouse. Closing traditional light abatement screens during the night means…

How to calculate the light a crop is receiving in the greenhouse

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Feb-02 Tue 12:08
2021-Feb-02 Tue 12:08
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Light Conversions in the Greenhouse When working inside a growing system such as a greenhouse or a plant factory system we must have enough knowledge about light management. When we understand light we can make smart decisions to promote the best environmental conditions to promote growth, development and yield in our crops. This article has […]

Are your energy curtains getting the attention they deserve?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-28 Thu 10:00
2021-Jan-28 Thu 10:00
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Are your energy curtains getting the attention they deserve? Find out if it's time to replace your curtains in a great article by @greenhousecan #greenhousetech #energysavings buff.ly/2N7BoYk pic.twitter.com/N35RlwtYMo

Community co-operation saves crop in Canadian winter

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-28 Thu 10:00
2021-Jan-28 Thu 10:00
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Golden Eden Produce near Burr almost lost their tomatoes this season due to the cold snap – but with some community co-operation, the plants were saved. The greenhouse, which covers just under two-thirds of an acre, supplied 33 stores in Saskatchewan with produce in the 2020 year, and is a current…

📄 Papaya varieites well-adapted to greenhouse cultivation

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-25 Mon 12:16
2021-Jan-25 Mon 12:16
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Papaya (Carica papaya L.) is a tropical fruit crop of rapid growth and early yielding. In recent years, papaya cultivation has extended to subtropical regions due to its commercial interest. In South East Spain, protected cultivation is, however, mandatory to ensure the optimal development of the crop.…

This is what it looks like to plant more than 250,000+ Tomato plants in a greenhouse

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-22 Fri 10:00
2021-Jan-22 Fri 10:00
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This is what it looks like to plant more than 250,000+ #Tomato plants in a greenhouse. Check out the Google Photo Gallery: pure-flavor.social/Fresh-Tomato-C… pic.twitter.com/YlXzwAWEPK

📄 Design and simulation of a control for the opening and closing of the side ventilation

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-22 Fri 08:45
2021-Jan-22 Fri 08:45
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An optimal control for the opening and closing of the side ventilation windows of a greenhouse can be obtained from a mathematical model of the crop and the greenhouse. In the greenhouse model, control input is the ventilation, and to carry out the instrumentation in the immediate future, this term we…

📄 New study about the effects of the insect screens in agriculture

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-18 Mon 09:11
2021-Jan-18 Mon 09:11
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Environmental pressure poses a major challenge to the agricultural sector, which requires the development of cultivation techniques that can effectively reduce the impact of abiotic stress affecting crop yield and quality (e.g., thermal stress, wind, and hail) and of biotic factors, such as insect pests.…

"Installing light abatement wall systems can be especially challenging in poly greenhouses"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-18 Mon 09:11
2021-Jan-18 Mon 09:11
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January 2021 has brought change to the municipality of Leamington, Ontario as the Greenhouse Light Abatement Bylaw comes into effect. The bylaw comes shortly after Kingsville enacted its own light abatement regulation, and in response to concerns over light pollution. Under the new bylaw, greenhouse…

New solution on greenhouse climate control showcased

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-13 Wed 13:19
2021-Jan-13 Wed 13:19
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Nivola presents a new solution for climate control under 100% closed screens in existing and new greenhouses. The need for light shielding by growers is continuously increasing. Last Monday, Hortidaily posted: ‘’Passed on December 8th, 2020 by the municipality of Leamington, the “Greenhouse Light…

By the time you spot holes in energy curtains, it's already compromised your greenhouse

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-12 Tue 18:15
2021-Jan-12 Tue 18:15
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By the time you spot holes in #energy #curtains, it's already compromised your #greenhouse #climate. Accumulating dust, dirt and algae, #screens are often left unchanged for too long.

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📄 New research on use of irrigation and nitrogen in tomato greenhouses

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-11 Mon 09:07
2021-Jan-11 Mon 09:07
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Greenhouse industry has been rapidly expanded worldwide. An accurate partitioning evapotranspiration (ET) into transpiration (T r) and evaporation (E s) is critical for developing precise irrigation scheduling and enhancing water productivity in greenhouses. In a new research, a team proposed a modified…

Harvesting strawberries every day of the year in LED greenhouse

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-04 Mon 13:30
2021-Jan-04 Mon 13:30
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This year, Dutch Berries invested in the build of four hectares of greenhouse with full LED lighting. With that, the large strawberry grower from Zuilichem, Netherlands is able to produce large volumes of a fresh, new species for the market. By growing an increasing amount of varieties as well, year…

Greenhouses, robots, and more

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-16 Wed 16:00
2020-Dec-16 Wed 16:00
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The first half of September saw plenty of interesting developments in the industry. North American growers were particularly busy with new greenhouses and expansions. Automation was also a hot topic, with several robotics providers announcing investments. Lufa Farms World's biggest rooftop greenhouse opens in MontrealBuilding…

"Light is most undervalued greenhouse cost"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-15 Tue 12:16
2020-Dec-15 Tue 12:16
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If you ask a good greenhouse operator, “What is your cost of natural gas? Electricity? Building cost per square foot? Operational cost per square foot?”, he’ll give you detailed answers. Ask him, “What is the value of the light you receive?” and you’ll get a different response. “…Uh, what?” he might…

“Food safety increasingly important in greenhouse horticulture”

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-15 Tue 12:16
2020-Dec-15 Tue 12:16
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“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…

📄 Spectrum selective nanofluid on greenhouse rooftop reduces cooling load by 26%

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-08 Tue 03:43

In hot climatic conditions, the temperature inside a greenhouse is much higher than the ambient temperature and requires significant cooling to maintain the temperature in the optimal range. A newly published study done by researches of the Hamad bin Khalifa University proposes a novel concept for a self-…

Diversifying your Greenhouse Crops with Hothouse Strawberries

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-04 Fri 13:54
2020-Dec-04 Fri 13:54
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Fresh, delicious, hothouse strawberries in the dead of winter…can’t you just taste them?  We would ALL love to see more local strawberries in our grocery stores, wouldn’t we?

Perhaps you’ve thought about growing strawberries in your greenhouse.  Or you’ve dabbled in production already.  Maybe you are a well-seasoned strawberry grower but eager to stay connected and continue learning.

If any of these sounds like you, you’ll want to check out an upcoming course on hydroponic strawberry production by Hort Americas.

 

 

Tips for efficient energy conservation in a greenhouse

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-27 Fri 09:48
2020-Nov-27 Fri 09:48
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As the fall approaches, the days get shorter and shorter. This is the time of the year where our free energy source, sunlight, becomes limited. Sunlight is essential to maintain the global temperature in the ranges appropriate for plant growth. In winter, plant production is challenging because…

Cole’s Notes: Getting Started

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-18 Wed 11:52
2020-Nov-18 Wed 11:52
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A Walk with Cole

Hello everyone, my name is Cole B. and I am a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a focus on Environmental Policy in Water Conservation. I come from a small farming community in Northwest Ohio and I am the newest addition to the Nature Fresh Farms facility in Delta, OH. As the Marketing Coordinator in Ohio, I plan to learn and grow everyday just like the Grow-to People here at Nature Fresh Farms. I want to share my past experiences: first, why I have a passion for agriculture, and second, my journey with the Greenhouse Education Center at Nature Fresh Farms.

Addressing common climate issues in greenhouses

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-11 Wed 08:44
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The ventilation and circulation of air in horticultural greenhouses are of great importance for the growth and well-being of plants. Depending on the situation in and around the greenhouse, various issues can arise in the indoor climate, which can be resolved by, among others, the correct use of fans. In…

Dreams come true: here's a greenhouse for cats

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-10 Tue 12:27
2020-Nov-10 Tue 12:27
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We've seen many different uses of greenhouses over the last years. If it is for stalling a caravan, for keeping cattle or for creating a COVID-proof restaurant experience - been there, done that. Yet this one is a new one on the list. A Thai couple has transformed their backyard into a luxurious…

Subtropical sweet potatoes locally produced in Canadian greenhouses

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-04 Wed 10:10
2020-Nov-04 Wed 10:10
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Over the past few years, sweet potatoes have risen in popularity among Canadian consumers. Ontario production meets just over 50 per cent of the province’s demand for the tubers. A recent report by the Greenbelt Foundation explains how local production could expand to meet 79 per cent of provincial…

Highly specialized production of cherry and plum tomatoes

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-03 Tue 07:40
2020-Nov-03 Tue 07:40
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"Isolagrande" is one of the largest and most modern greenhouse companies on a national level that was planned in Milan but which was set up in the Vittoria area in Ragusa, Sicily. It truly feels like a Dutch company. Federico Baraldi FreshPlaza talked about it with CEO Federico Baraldi who, together with…

Advantages of using 7 layer film for a greenhouse covering

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-02 Mon 13:22
2020-Nov-02 Mon 13:22
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Greenhouses are used to grow plants and crops as they require controlled climatic conditions. Greenhouse covering comes in various materials. 7 layer film for Greenhouse Covering is preferred by producers because of the advantages it gives. It is not much costly and the quality of the crop is maintained.…

Eco-friendly photovoltaic solutions that also work as greenhouse covers

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-28 Wed 07:37
2020-Oct-28 Wed 07:37
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Building integrated photovoltaics is a new way to conceive of photovoltaics that becomes useful in agriculture and consists in the design of innovative solutions to integrate devices that convert solar energy into electricity directly into the building.   Transparent pane The Italian team includes researchers from…

Kingsville approves bylaw against greenhouse light pollution

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-27 Tue 08:59
2020-Oct-27 Tue 08:59
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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…

"Why you need to farm using a greenhouse"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-26 Mon 09:35
2020-Oct-26 Mon 09:35
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Farming has continuously evolved from the simple methods to modern day use of machinery and other technologies such as greenhouses. There are certain questions that pop up when considering a greenhouse: What are the benefits of having a greenhouse? Is it expensive? Could I make good use of it? Do I have…

Is your greenhouse winter ready?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-23 Fri 00:46
2020-Oct-23 Fri 00:46
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For areas that experience significantly colder weather and snow during the fall and winter seasons, it’s important to prepare your greenhouses so your crops are protected. Here are a few things to consider when preparing your commercial greenhouse operation for the fall and winter: Tidy upThings may have gotten a little messy…

How to optimize a greenhouse for social distancing

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-20 Tue 09:35
2020-Oct-20 Tue 09:35
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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…