Greenhouse Equipment Articles

  • Fruitful results from a true IPM approach

    Paul Roberts, co-founder and partner of Ashdown Nursery, established nearly 30 years ago, grows approximately 160,000 strawberry plants for co-operative, Berry Gardens, in greenhouses covering 1.6 hectares. “This year, we’ve had to deal with a significant increase in the number of spidermite, thrips and whitefly,” explains Mr Roberts. “Over the years, I have used a ...


    By Certis UK

  • Case study - Fitmar, Mexico

    Coming from a long line of professional fisherman, the Fitmar family business made a switch from fishery to aquaculture. Seeing aquaculture as a more future proof way of supplying seafood to the local market, this was a very deliberate choice. In order to establish a professional and economically viable model, Fitmar decided to invest a lot of time and effort in optimized hatchery and nursery ...


    By Inve Aquaculture

  • The impact of the oceans heating up

    Following the hottest July and August on record, the earth’s rising temperature is having a number of knock on effects on rising ocean water temperatures around the world. A new study by The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has described rising ocean temperatures as “the greatest hidden challenge of our generation,” and outlined findings that indicate that ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • Sodium uptake of Iris wilsonii and its photosynthetic responses to high-salinity stress in microcosm submerged beds

    In order to investigate the performance of Iris wilsonii in high-salinity wastewater, seven microcosm submerged beds were built with rectangular plastic tanks and packed with marble chips and sand. Each submerged bed was transplanted with six stems of I. wilsonii. The submerged beds were operated in a 7-d batch mode in a greenhouse with artificial wastewater for three 42-d ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • Q&A with Greenhouse Expert Theo Van de Sande

    Here at Illumitex we pride ourselves in not only our products, but our expert staff as well. Theo Van de Sande, our Senior Greenhouse Consultant, sat down with me to answer a few questions over greenhouse farming. But before we give you tips from a pro, a little background on Theo – Theo is a third generation greenhouse grower from the Netherlands with over 30 years of experience and ...


    By Illumitex Inc.

  • A Short Payback Period for Illumitex LEDs vs. 1000 W HPS | White Paper

    Overview Growers interested in purchasing supplemental or sole-source lighting need to be able to accurately predict the economics and cost of ownership for the many different types of fixture layouts and options available on the market.  A useful financial estimate is the simple payback (or return on investment, ROI) of choosing one system over another.  The ROI takes into ...


    By Illumitex Inc.

  • Commercial greenhouse water demand sensitivity analysis: single crop case study

    Today water distribution utilities are trying to improve operational efficiency through increased demand intelligence from their largest customers. Moving to prognostic operations allows utilities to optimally schedule and scale resources to meet demand more reliably and economically. Commercial greenhouses are large water consumers. In order to produce effective forecasting models for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 Foundation

  • Jatropha Oil Comment Date Correction

    On October 19, 2015 the Federal Registerpublished a correction to the due date for comments for the Notice of Opportunity To Comment on an Analysis of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Attributable to Production and Transport of Jatropha Curcas Oil ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Is organic farming climate friendly?

    Think organic farming is climate friendly? You might want to think again. A study published recently in the journal Agriculture and Human Values suggests that as organic agriculture emulates conventional industrial agriculture, the environmental benefits may not be the slam-dunk that ...


    By Ensia

  • We’re all in this together — let’s start acting like it

    Vaccines have sparked a conversation about the need to collectively protect each other — a conversation we need to apply to environmental challenges. Ever since a small percentage of U.S. parents decided to delay or forgo vaccinating their children against diseases like measles and whooping cough — some of which have been ...


    By Ensia

  • 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.

  • Les Chênes Verts, Eiffage, greenhouse cogeneration plant - Case Study

    Chênes Verts Energie has awarded Eiffage Energie as the main contractor of the renovation of an older generation greenhouse cogenerationplant in Chenes Verts’s  ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Climate helps to halve world wildlife in 40 years

    Human pressure has halved the numbers of many of the Earth’s wild creatures in just four decades, the Worldwide Fund for Nature says. While the main recorded threat to biodiversity comes from habitat loss and degradation, driven by unsustainable human consumption, it found, ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2013

    Aggregated data reported by companies on the production, import and export of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union. Background and policy The greenhouse gases (GHGs) covered by the UNFCCC Kyoto Protocol include three groups of fluorinated GHGs (the so-called 'F-gases'): hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • VeggieFresh LED grow lights help commercial growers increase revenue by 35%

    After 2 years of research, development, and testing, VeggieFresh LED announces arrival of their new line of commercial LED grow lights through VeggieFreshLED.com. Known for bringing innovative products to the commercial greenhouse marketplace, VeggieFresh is positioned to permanently alter how produce is grown on a large scale by showing grow operation ...


    By Veggie Fresh LED

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