Greenhouse Types News

  • Canada 150: Hunger for tomatoes turns Canada into greenhouse superpower

    It's a burgeoning empire under glass. Canadian farmers now earn more from greenhouse vegetables than from eggs or potatoes. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has spent $10 million to build a one-acre test greenhouse, which opened last year. “Growing local food in the soil is a limited opportunity for food sovereignty in Canada,” said Jim Brandle, Vineland’s chief ...

  • An important biological discovery

    It was by chance that Taro Saito, a research technician at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, found the mite that Vineland is currently studying as a potential breakthrough in biological control. Vineland’s research indicates that the mite could be a major asset for greenhouse growers in Canada and the U.S. The mite has a broader prey range than anything else currently in use.  ...

  • Green Dot Bioplastics Introduces New Biodegradable Plastic for Horticultural Applications

    What's more symbolic of sustainability than nurturing a healthy garden? Greenhouses and gardeners can now lessen the environmental impact of plastic pots with a new high-performing biodegradable plastic from Green Dot Bioplastics. Made from 80 percent reclaimed and 80 percent biobased material, Terratek® BD2114 from Green Dot Bioplastics is a renewable and biodegradable ...


    By Green Dot Bioplastics LLC

  • 104th Regular Session of the IOC Council of Members (with new links)

    The Council of Members of the International Olive Council (IOC) held its 104th Regular Session at the headquarters of the Organisation (Calle Principe de Vergara 154) in Madrid, from 21 to 25 November 2016. For this session, representatives of the 16 member countries of the IOC (Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Egypt, the European Union, ...

  • EPA Announces National Call-to-Action to Change Out 300 Million Light Bulbs

    November 1, 2016 -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marks Energy Star Day 2016 by calling on Americans to change out their inefficient light bulbs with Energy Star certified LED bulbs. In collaboration with Energy Star retail, manufacturer and utility ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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.

  • UK commitment to international science on greenhouse gasses

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the largest contributor of scientific expertise and systems within the UK committee of the Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC) - a long-term research infrastructure supporting science on greenhouse gases (GHG). Professor Richard Sanders from the NOC, commented “It is really exciting that the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Expansion of greenhouse horticulture in Spain seen to compromise conservation and the revitalisation of rural areas

    Land-use changes in the arid south-eastern Iberian Peninsula impact on the supply of various ecosystem services that support human well-being. Research into perceptions of the rapid expansion of greenhouse horticulture and the abandonment of rural and mountainous areas has highlighted trade-offs between conservation efforts and economic development. This study aimed to examine the perceptions ...

  • 10% more light in a new greenhouse concept: the Winterlight Greenhouse

    The Winterlight Greenhouse is a new greenhouse concept which gains 10% more light in winter and is currently under construction at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk. The Winterlight Greenhouse has a new type of screen system: Ludvig Svensson high transmittance screen and specially developed diffusing glass. Together with optimization of the construction, more than 10% light gain ...

  • New Sweet-pepper harvesting robot Sweeper ready for testing in commercial greenhouse

    The international project team that works on the development of the sweet pepper harvesting robot Sweeper has entered its second year of research. Recently, the by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture coordinated team discussed the latest progress: Sweeper is ready for testing in a commercial greenhouse! First model Sweeper in use After testing and selection of individual modules, ...

  • 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

  • Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture helps to improve greenhouse horticulture in Chile

    Chile is a unique country: 4 000 km long, 17.6 million people of which more than five live in the capital Santiago. In the neighbouring province of Valparaiso (33 ° S) is located the main greenhouse horticulture region of Chile. The local government contracted the foundation Wageningen UR Chile to make a plan for an Innovation, Demonstration and Training Center. For this, Wageningen UR ...

  • Cities move to support new restrictions on greenhouse gases

    The nation's largest cities are stepping up in defense of President Barack Obama's plan to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions - in many cases taking the opposite legal position from their state governments. The U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National League of Cities on Tuesday filed motions in support of the Clean Power Plan with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • Climate scientists say Europe faces a big chill

    Two separate and very different studies have confirmed a climate paradox − that global warming and a slowdown in the Atlantic Ocean currents could trigger climate change and bring a prolonged chill in Europe. One researcher argues that not only could it happen, it must have happened every 1,500 years or so during the last Ice Age, and that the transitions were ...


    By Climate News Network

  • FEMP Releases Three Updated Covered Product Categories

    Federal agencies are required by five legal authorities, the Energy Security and Independence Act of 2007, the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Federal Acquisition Regulations, Executive Order (E.O.) 13693, and E.O. 13221, to use energy-efficient products. By procuring and properly installing efficient products, agencies can meet their requirements, lower energy and water consumption, reduce ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • British Tomato Growers Association Conference 2015

    The Tomato Growers' Association event will take place 23rd -24th September at the Chesford Grange Hotel in Warwickshire. There will be an Energy seminar during the afternoon of 23rd September and an eclectic mix of speakers and topics on the main programme on the 24 September. Their aim is to emphasise and reassure consumers that their growing ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Growing cucumber and sweet pepper in water efficient zero emission greenhouse

    Regulations to reduce the emission of nutrients and pesticides force the horticultural industry to adopt a new approach to water management. Is a zero-emission greenhouse feasible? Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is currently testing the zero emission greenhouse. In this zero emission greenhouse all drain water is re-used. In the reference greenhouse occasional ...

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