Greenhouse Monitoring News

  • Sweeper (Sweet pepper harvesting robot) tested in greenhouse Belgium

    In the past week the Sweeper team has performed tests with their harvest robot in the greenhouse of partner Research Station for Vegetable Production at Sint Katelijne-Waver in Belgium. The data of the tests will be used for improving the vision algorithms for detecting ripe fruits and approach path of the robot. The goal of the Sweeper project is to develop a robotic harvesting system for sweet ...

  • Heat pump in 2SaveEnergy greenhouse runs smoothly

    Double aluminium screen plus a transparent screen A second screen installation to further reduce heat loss is installed. After extensive consultations and calculations we concluded that the optimal combination of screens would be a double aluminium screen on the existing system and a transparent screen on the new system will result in the lowest energy consumption. On a cold day during ...

  • Generating Business Value from GHG Management

    Companies around the world are responding to government, investor, and customer pressures by implementing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) management plans.  A key challenge in the implementation of these plans is identifying a strong business case in order to justify the costs entailed, and to ensure that the approach can be sustained financially in the long run. As I will discuss in detail during the ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Opening of Monsanto High Tech Greenhouse

    Today marked the official opening of Monsanto’s 36 new greenhouses at its Chesterfield Research Center in St. Louis, USA. CEO, Hugh Grant, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of this important new facility. The new high tech greenhouses represent part of a $400 million expansion announced in 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in June 2017. The expansion consists of 13 ...


    By Argus Control Systems Ltd.

  • Research and Commercialization Unite at the New Vineland Greenhouse Technology Centre

    The new, pre-scale commercial greenhouse facility at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland Station, ON, will help accelerate the commercialization of innovative technologies and products coming out of research.  Located in Canada’s Niagara region, the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is dedicated to horticultural science and innovation. The 100-year-old research ...

  • NREL Assesses Strategies Needed for Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Reduction

    The White House wants to cut U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent by 2050, but the goal raises questions about one of the greatest sources of those pollutants, light-duty vehicles (LDVs). The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has taken a close look at what specific combination of measures national experts have determined is needed to slash LDV emissions ...

  • Exciting News for Vineland with FedDev Investment Announcement

    Member of Parliament Vance Badawey, Niagara Centre and Member of Parliament Chris Bittle, St. Catharines announced $5.76 million in FedDev Ontario funding for Vineland’s new Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre at a special event June 3. Hon Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Alan Caslin, Niagara Regional Chair were also present to discuss the ...

  • Emissions could make Earth uninhabitable

    Greenhouse gases could tip the Earth – or at least a planet like Earth, orbiting a star very like the Sun – into a runaway greenhouse effect, according to new research. The new hothouse planet would become increasingly steamy, and then start to lose its oceans to interplanetary space. Over time, it would become completely dry, stay at a temperature at least 60°C hotter than it is ...


    By Climate News Network

  • First-of-its-kind North American Ultra-Clima greenhouse controlled by advanced Argus system

    UTAH, United States, November 19, 2015 – Casey Houweling, owner of Houweling’s Tomatoes, recently built a patented Ultra-Clima greenhouse that may produce the U.S’s most sustainable tomato. Connected to PacifiCorp’s Rock Mountain Power Plant, this revolutionary greenhouse will transform normally wasted flue gas from the plant into low-grade residual heat and unlimited CO2 ...


    By Conviron

  • Turlock Irrigation District Enters Power Purchase Agreement with SunPower

    Turlock Irrigation District (TID) and SunPower (Nasdaq: SPWR) announced today a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) under which TID will buy clean renewable solar power from SunPower. To serve the agreement, SunPower is starting construction this month on a 54-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic power plant at the company's Rosamond Solar site in Kern County, which is expected ...


    By SunPower

  • More U.S. states wade into legal fight on greenhouse gases

    A legal battle is brewing in Washington over President Barack Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, setting states economically dependent on fossil fuels against those already suffering from longer droughts, stronger storms and higher seas. A coalition of 18 states filed motions Wednesday seeking to defend the Clean Power Plan, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Biological control of plant bugs in greenhouses

    How can we biologically control the European tarnished plant bug and other plant bugs in the greenhouse? Wageningen UR, Entocare biocontrol CV and breeders have been working on a solution for many years. While a trap with pheromone attractant appears to be a good way, initial results show that the trap requires further optimisation to not only attract bugs but capture them as well. The right ...

  • New Greenhouses Boost Research, Competitive Edge

    The new Williams Hall greenhouse complex on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Wooster campus is much more than a replacement for the greenhouse lost to a tornado almost five years ago: It’s a state-of-the-art facility that will help advance plant research and strengthen Ohio agriculture. The original Williams Hall greenhouse complex was leveled by a September ...


    By Ohio State University

  • 1000th MW Installed by Clarke Energy in France

    On 16 September, Clarke Energy will install its 1000th MW in Bégard in the Côtes d'Armor (22), on a greenhouse site named "Les Reflets Presqu'île”. Eiffage Energie is the client and Clarke Energy will install the facility and ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Quantum leap taken in measuring greenhouse effect

    British scientists have devised a new way to observe the greenhouse world, enabling researchers to measure with exquisite accuracy how atmospheric carbon dioxide builds up, migrates, evolves and absorbs radiation. The technique will allow more accurate predictions about how much the Earth is likely to warm over the next few ...


    By Climate News Network

  • CHP Greenhouses Make Growing Even Greener

    Bearing little resemblance to a typical farm, modern large greenhouses are, in reality, complex, high-tech factories that produce food and other crops. A natural gas Cat® or MWM™ generator set produces electrical power for the greenhouse needs, and any excess electricity can be sold to the utility company and fed back to the grid. The extra heat from the engine is collected to ...


    By Caterpillar

  • Marrone Bio Innovations Announces Opening of New Greenhouse to Facilitate and Expand Research and Product Development Capacity

    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI), (Nasdaq:MBII), a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets, today announced the opening of its new greenhouse to facilitate and expand its research and product development ...

  • Metro Lighting of Brentwood, Mo., Receives Energy Star Awards for Energy Management, Climate Communication

    Metro Lighting of Brentwood, Mo., has been honored as an Energy Star® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence for its commitment to demonstrating environmental and financial stewardship through comprehensive energy management. The company also received a second Energy Star award, for Climate Communication, for raising awareness of the impacts of climate change. The U.S. Environmental ...

  • Des Moines Ranks Seventh on EPA’s Energy Star Mid-Size Cities List

    Des Moines, Iowa, ranks seventh on the just-released U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list of the top mid-size cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2014. The Des Moines and West Des Moines area had 47 certified Energy Star buildings encompassing more than 4.8 million square feet in floor area. The 47 buildings saved more than $1.8 million in energy costs and energy ...

  • Ohio State Greenhouse Management Workshop for Greenhouse Growers, Operators and Pesticide Applicators

    New, better ways to control pests will be the focus of Ohio State University’s 2015 Greenhouse Management Workshop in January. Registration is now open, with a discount rate until Jan. 9. The workshop, which is for greenhouse growers, operators and pesticide applicators, takes place Jan. 22-23 in the Ohio Agricultural Research and ...


    By Ohio State University

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