Greenhouse Management News

  • 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

  • VB Group builds Westland Hockey Greenhouse

    During the World Champions Cup Hockey 2014 in The Hague the Westland Hockey Greenhouse will draw international attention for more than two weeks. Several activities will be organized inside the greenhouse and the outside appearance will be shared with the rest of the whole world.] 'We like to show the best of Westland!' The Westland Hockey Greenhouse will be the business card ...


    By VB Greenhouses B.V.

  • Australia gets early blast of more extreme heat

    It’s the time of year when many Australians start to think about eating outdoors or heading for the beach after work. Early spring, and the temperatures are rising – particularly this year. The Australian Government’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says maximum temperatures in September across much of the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EPA Announces New Actions to Curb Potent Greenhouse Gases

    Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined private and public sector leaders at the White House today to recognize progress and take new steps to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent greenhouse gases used in refrigeration and air conditioning. Administrator McCarthy announced additional EPA actions to reduce HFC emissions and ...

  • Research Greenhouses

    “What do you do for a living?”  This is quite a common phrase to strike up a conversation with someone I’ve just met.  All too often the rest of the conversation goes something like this. “I’m an architect and I work for Rough Brothers, a greenhouse design, manufacturing and construction company.” “That must be interesting work, I’m sure ...


    By Rough Brothers Inc.

  • EPA Proposes to Replace and Reduce Harmful Greenhouse Gases

    Today (July, 10), the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to prohibit the use of certain chemicals that significantly contribute to climate change where safer, more climate-friendly alternatives exist. This is the agency’s second action aimed at reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a class of potent greenhouse gases, under President Obama's ...

  • CBO Study on RFS Deeply Flawed

    National Farmers Union (NFU) Senior Vice President of Programs Chandler Goule issued the following statement in response to a study by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “CBO’s claim that repealing the RFS would reduce gasoline prices is simply false. The RFS has reduced consumer demand for oil, and the ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • GWorkS-model simulates crop operations in greenhouses

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture and Wageningen University, group Farm Technology developed a simulation model for labour in greenhouses. Global competition urges growers to continuously improve labour efficiency and to innovate  crop operations in order to control labour costs and to offer appealing jobs and healthy work conditions in greenhouses. Computer simulation was used to ...

  • European Commissioner Connie Hedegaard welcomes major step forward to reduce some of the most dangerous greenhouse gases

    Today, the Council's Committee of Permanent Representatives has endorsed an agreement reached between the institutions on the Commission's proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases (F-gases). In welcoming the agreement, Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: "I am very happy to see that our proposal to limit fluorinated gases was unanimously supported by the ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Can Livestock Help Reduce Greenhouse Gases?

    Wider use of best practices and technologies could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the livestock industry, according to a recent United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report. The 139-page report, “Tackling climate change through livestock: A global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities,” is ...

  • Selective broccoli harvester increases uniformity and quality of the product

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is developing a harvester for broccoli. This robot is different from other mechanical harvesters by adding a selectivity feature: an intelligent Computer Vision system registers and selects only the broccoli of a pre-determined exact size and leaves the remainder until another optimal harvesting moment is reached. A broccoli crop does not grow in an uniform ...

  • Helping countries reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

    With the consequences of climate change for the world's food production systems becoming increasingly clear, more needs to be done to capitalize on agriculture's potential to mitigate global warming, says a new FAO guidance document published today. Agriculture is directly responsible for over 10 percent of all human-caused ...

  • Nestle - Improving product performance along the value chain

    The food production chain uses a large share of the world's limited resources, which is why as the world's leading food and beverage company we recognise our position brings responsibilities as well as opportunities. At Nestlé our goal is to produce products that are not only tastier and healthier, but also better for the environment. It's a challenge we approach by looking at every stage ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • South Carolina Electric and Gas Company in Cayce, South Carolina Receives 2013 Energy Star Award

    South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) in Cayce, South Carolina was honored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with 2013 Excellence award under the Energy Star Program. SCE&G was recognized for continuing to promote and expand its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. “EPA congratulates this year's Energy Star ...

  • The lights are going out across Europe

    On September 1st, Europeans turned off their incandescent light bulbs for the last time, as the phased ban on their sale was completed. Originally adopted in 2009 with the passage of Directive 244/2009, the European Union (EU) began restricting the sale of incandescent bulbs in favour of higher-efficiency lighting technologies such as CFLs, halogens and LEDs. The restrictions are predicted to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Pacific island strategy targets fastest growing greenhouse gases

    They are the nations with the most to lose in the continuing battle to stem the onslaught of global warming. That is why they are seeking action now. With prospects for a comprehensive climate treaty now delayed until 2020, the Federated States of Micronesia is calling on the 197 Parties to theMontreal Protocolto strengthen climate protection under that treaty by phasing down the production and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Carbon Sciences to Provide Breakthrough Solution to the Growing Problem of Greenhouse Gases

    Carbon Sciences Inc. (CABN) (OTCBB: CABN), the developer of a breakthrough technology to make gasoline and other fuels from natural gas and carbon dioxide, today announced its solution to the growing problem of greenhouse gases. The company's proprietary gas-to-liquids (GTL) process consumes two of the most dangerous gases -- CO2 and methane -- while producing transportation fuels. Byron Elton, ...


    By Carbon Sciences, Inc.

  • Crop performance matters when evaluating GHGs

    Measuring the emission of greenhouse gases from croplands should take into account the crops themselves. That’s the conclusion of a study in the September-October issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality, which examined the impact of farm practices such as tillage on the greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide (N2O). Expressing emissions per unit of crop yield rather than on a more conventional ...

  • Big potential of cutting greenhouse gases from waste

    There is a big potential to cut greenhouse gases (GHGs) from municipal solid waste management, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report, 'Waste opportunities – Past and future climate benefits from better municipal waste management in Europe', covers the EU-27 (excluding Cyprus), Norway and Switzerland. It estimates that these countries could make GHG ...

  • Can a Greenhouse Grow Energy Savings, Too?

    A grocery store, greenhouse, hotel and community college will be among a diverse group of West Coast organizations testing the next generation of fuel cells that produce both electric power and heat while saving energy, thanks to a $2.8 million combined industry and government award announced today by the Department of Energy’s ...

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