Greenhouse Climate Articles

  • Climate and Economic Benefits of Agroforestry Systems

    Introduction Agriculture is well known as a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions, but emerging practices in land management have the potential to curtail these emissions and reverse much of the ecological and climate harm caused by overly intensive systems. One such practice, cultivation and conservation of trees in agricultural practices, or agroforestry, is an important ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Correct management of ethylene levels could minimise or eliminate the need for refrigeration during the distribution chain of green bananas

    A recently published scientific article (Reduction of energy usage during storage and transport of bananas by management of exogenous ethylene levels, Wills et al; Postharvest Biology and Technology 89 (2014) 7-10) quantifies the relationship between the concentration of ethylene, temperature and green life of the Cavendish banana. The results demonstrate that an efficient ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2015

    Summary of data reported by companies on the production, import and export of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union Background and policy International policy The greenhouse gases addressed by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) include several groups of fluorinated gases, the so-called F-gases. ...

  • Introduction of Varnet All aluminium greenhouse

    Varnet Glasshouse Systems showcase its new innovation for an All Aluminium structure for modern greenhouses. This article entails the benefits of building with aluminium instead of steel citing global trends and sustainability. Traditional steel structures incur higher maintenance cost over the lifespan of steel components which can be saved if aluminium is used. The environmental benefits ...


    By Varnet Glasshouse Systems

  • Case study - Finally - a fan for the 21st century

    Travis Luther, owner of Forcefield, designs and builds Advanced Greenhouse Climate Solutions in southern Oregon, USA. He bought MagFans for his greenhouses and he is impressed with the powerful, efficient and quiet fan. - Being in a hot dry climate, we rely on evaporative cooling to keep the temperature from climbing to detrimental levels in the summer. This requires massive air flow to ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Case study - Pelton Reforestation Ltd., Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

    “In 1986 our company used Sidel Systems to design and install a complete hot water heating system in our 135,000 sq./ft. greenhouse. The system was comprised of 51mm heating loops, headers with computer controlled mixing valves, and a 500 HP gas fires Cleaver Brooks Boiler outfitted with a matching flue gas condenser unit. Over the next 3 years we added additional greenhouse space and the ...


    By Sidel Systems USA Inc.

  • Case study - Smith Gardens, Inc., Bellingham, Washington, USA

    “In 1993, Sid Abma installed a new 350 HP boiler along with his SRU stack recovery condenser, to heat a section of our greenhouses in Bellingham, Washington. While the boiler requires yearly service and maintenance, the condenser requires no maintenance. It just sits on the floor next to the boiler and gives us free heat. Sid was able to pipe the condenser in a way that takes maximum ...


    By Sidel Systems USA Inc.

  • Case study - Coast Nurseries, Inc., Somis, California, USA

    “Our facility has been working with Sidel Systems over the past five years. With each improvement we’ve made, Sid’s expertise has been invaluable. The equipment he has installed has helped to greatly reduce our natural gas bills. The greatest savings were when we removed nine smaller boilers and Sid replaced them with a new 350 HP fire-tube boiler and his flue gas condensing ...


    By Sidel Systems USA Inc.

  • Edible flowers greenhouses monitored, controlled with AgroAmitec

    Not far from Tel Aviv Mr. and Mrs. Simon Mizrahi grow edible flowers which they export worldwide. In order to assure high quality and high yields, free of diseases, which is ready for the market on schedule -Mr. Mizrcahi grows his crop in greenhouse that are being monitored and controlled using AGROAMITEC Climate Control which was developed in co-operation with ...


    By Amitec Ltd.

  • Cold light shines on Paris climate pledges

    The world’s leading economies are heading in the right direction on tackling climate change, but some still have a long way to go to make their undertakings politically credible, according to a UK research centre. With the Paris Agreement barely two months old, the world now moves from talk to action − or at least that’s the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Case study: AACAL, Amarillo ISD Amarillo, TX

    The Challenge: The Amarillo Area Center for Advanced Learning needed a solution for the hard water scaling issues they were experiencing in their greenhouse. The cool cell filter for the greenhouse’s cooling system had to be replaced every two weeks, the mist heads in the propagation tent required cleaning every few days and salt deposits were apparent on the plant cuttings. ...

  • Greenhouse Gases-California-Things to Know

    Here are some things to know about California Gov. Jerry Brown's new target for reducing carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. WHAT DO THE NUMBERS MEAN? Brown set a goal for the state to reduce emissions to 40 percent below what they were in 1990. Countries set that year as a benchmark for climate change when they signed on to the U.N. Kyoto Protocol, an ...


    By Associated Press

  • President Obama signs executive order reducing federal GHG emissions

    On March 19, 2015, the White House published an Executive Order signed by President Obama that would further a preference for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) BioPreferred products. Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Position on Decision ‐/CP.20 Lima call for climate action and its Annex on elements for a draft negotiating text

    About one quarter of all human induced emissions come from agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU). A disproportional large part of these AFOLU emissions come from organic soils (peatlands) drained for agriculture, grazing, forestry or mining. This briefing provides recommendations to ensure that a new climate agreement provides strong incentives to reduce emissions from drained ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Performance evaluation of condensation–irrigation solar system under arid climate conditions

    Scarcity of water, major critical concern in arid areas, has led to the use of low–quality irrigation water in agriculture in most of arid climate areas. The quality of water used for agriculture has to be reduced to a sustainable level that is also adapted to the environment. This paper presents the performance of a pilot condensation irrigation (CI) solar system in Tunisia under arid ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Digital Dilemma: Is the Internet Killing (or Saving) the Planet?

    With resource-saving notions like “the paperless office” and “telecommuting,” the digital age holds great environmental promise. But have digital technologies really helped to improve global sustainability? In the Worldwatch Institute’s State of the World 2014: Governing for Sustainability, Richard Worthington, professor of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Chicago Council lists three-decade changes in greenhouse gases and average temperature

    In 2011, we wrote a column, “Global warming is happening: How should farmers respond?” (http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/549.html). In that column we began by saying, “There was a time when one could legitimately argue that there was a lack of scientific agreement over the issue of the role of humans in global warming and even whether we were in a ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and related improvement options of the broiler chicken meat supply chain

    Energy consumption and the climate–change impact (i.e., carbon footprint) of a typical Finnish broiler chicken fillet product were studied using a supply–chain integrated life cycle assessment method. All essential production stages from parent stock and production of farming inputs to product distribution and sales in retail stores were included in the assessment. The results of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Warsaw Climate Meeting Makes Progress on Forests, REDD+

    For most observers, the outcomes of this year’s climate negotiations in Warsaw, Poland COP 19 were an inadequate response to climate change. But there was one bright spot— negotiators made big advances on a program called Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation ( ...

  • Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2012

    Data reported by companies on the production, import and export of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union Background Greenhouse gases covered by the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol include amongst others, three groups of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases): hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). These F-gases have ...

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