Greenhouse Management Articles

  • Repair tape for ETFE film high-tech greenhouses (horticulture)

    The currently available films and structures, such as the Venlo wide span greenhouse, make high-performance, long-lasting film greenhouses a possibility. Covering a high-quality horticulture greenhouse with film cladding can also bring benefits when it comes to energy. EFTE’s high levels of transparency across the whole PAR range allow you to create conditions that are particularly ...


    By CMC Klebetechnik GmbH

  • Neonicotinoids

    General Information Neonicotinoids are a family of active substances which include imidacloprid, acetamiprid, ...

  • Simulating the Effect of Climate Change on Agriculture

    Increased atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change are believed to contribute to extreme weather conditions, which is a major concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also predicted to affect agriculture.1,2 While climate change is expected to affect agriculture and reduce crop yields, the complete ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Increase greenhouse efficiency with boom lighting

    As a leader in greenhouse automation equipment, we are always looking to bring our growers new ideas on how to best utilize our equipment within their greenhouse. With the release of our highly coveted Universal Attachment, we are able to bring you new ideas on how to do more with less. The Universal Attachment is highly effective for attaching fans, insect mats, fans and lights. Boom lighting ...


    By Cherry Creek Systems

  • Case study - Cedar Greenhouse

    Wales System kWp: 1.08 Area: 24.96 Inverter: SMA Soladin 600 Modules Used: PS-C-901 Transparent The custom built cedar greenhouse had been designed to accept 12 of Polysolar's 90 W transparent modules. Polysolar supplied the panels and all electrical balance of system. Objective: Supply only 12 90w transparent modules and electrical system for a bespoke built ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Latest in Whitefly Control

    Next month’s Greenhouse Canada Grower Day is welcoming leading researchers and crop specialists to help you tackle one of the industry’s biggest challenges. Whitefly is proving to be one of the most difficult pests to control, mainly due to the lack of effective registered chemicals that can eradicate silverleaf whitefly. It is also due to the unwillingness of biological suppliers to ...

  • 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

  • Aquaponics Greenhouse Garden - San Bernadino County Museum, Redlands, CA - Case Study

    Project Name: Aquaponics Greenhouse Garden – San Bernadino County Museum Products: Gravelpave2 Applications:  Flooring for Greenhouse  City: Redlands State/Province: California ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Have Your Steak and Eat It, Too

    In our recent feature, “Has Meat Met Its Match?,” writer Rowan Jacobsen explores ways people can (now and possibly in the future) reduce the environmental and food security impacts of their diets, including entomophagy (bug-eating), synthetic meat and vegetarian substitutes. If none of those fits your needs, there are plenty of other ways ...


    By Ensia

  • Divestments oil palm on peat has solid scientific basis

    In the Malaysia Chronicle of 17 January 2014, Sarawak Oil Palm Plantation Owners Association (Soppoa) mentions that there is no credible ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Postharvest loss estimation of cut rose ( Rosa hybrida ) flower farms: economic analysis in East Shoa Zone, Ethiopia

    Despite the sector’s role of sustaining economic growth, there is considerable loss in rose cut flower production due to improper postharvest handling. This study’s survey was conducted from first week of February to last week of April, 2011 in three districts of East Shoa Zone, Ethiopia for estimating farm level postharvest loss in rose cut flower production. The postharvest loss at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sheep–for–meat farming systems in French semi–upland area. Adapting to new context: increased concentrates and energy prices, and new agricultural policy

    We used simulation to study how three French sheep production systems could adapt to a new context created by a surge in cereal prices associated with changes in common agricultural policy support. The evaluation criteria were economic performance, energy efficiency, emissions of greenhouse gases, and sensitivity to technical and economic fluctuations. We found the most intensive system was the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • From Landfill to the Tomato Plant -- Purified Biogas Powers Greenhouse Operation

    In 2009, the Board of Waste Management for the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada (RGMRM) found a biogas purification solution through an Eco-Tec Inc. system known as BgPur, which uses a patented, high efficiency gas-liquid contacting process, allowing H2S to be absorbed and the gas purified for reuse in power generation, cogeneration and heating applications. The aim was to purify the landfill ...


    By Eco-Tec Inc.

  • Greenhouse gas, animal performance, and bacterial population structure responses to dietary monensin fed to dairy cows

    Received for publication January 27, 2009. The present study investigated the effects of a feed additive and rumen microbial modifier, monensin sodium (monensin), on selected variables in lactating dairy cows. Monensin fed cows (MON, 600 mg d–1) were compared with untreated control cows (CON, 0 mg d–1) with respect to the effects of monensin on the production of three greenhouse gases (GHG), ...

  • Environmental technology and management in Dutch horticulture

    An important strategy for a firm to improve its environmental performance is adoption of environmentally friendly technology. However, technology switching is often hampered by high investments costs. If the environmental friendly technology would also lead to an increase in technical efficiency firms might more easily decide to switch technology. However, the empirical evidence for improved ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Impacts of altered light spectral quality on warm season turfgrass growth under greenhouse conditions

    Warm-season turfgrass quality declines under shade due to reduced photosynthesis, increased disease pressure, reduced carbohydrate production, tree root competition, and reduced lateral stem growth. Another factor limiting turfgrass growth and development under tree shade is variable qualities of light filtered by trees. However, effects of various filtered wavelengths on turfgrass performance ...

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