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US (IL): Barack Obama School opens greenhouse and horticulture center

School District 163 reports that the Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM, 401 Concorde Drive, Chicago Heights, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new atrium, greenhouse and Horticulture Education Center at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23.The greenhouse and Horticulture Center will serve as a.....

UK: New 2000 m2 for Bridge Nursery in Battlesbridge

GVZ Glasshouses recently designed and built a new 2000 m2 hardening-off facility for Bridge Nursery in Battlesbridge, Essex.The structure is something of a hybrid.The walls look like any other Venlo-style greenhouse; but the roof is half-hooped, and the entire structure is covered with thermal screening.....

UK: Ebtech complete turnkey glasshouse project

Ebtech Glasshouse Systems have completed the glasshouse turnkey project for the British Garden Centres Group at Woodthorpe Garden Centre in Lincolnshire.The works included the supply and construction of a used glasshouse of 1,228 sq.m. following the demolition of an old wooden structure.Measuring 25.6m wide.....

UK: Forestry Commission greenhouse construction progress

At this moment Havecon is working on a 1 hectare project in Northwich, England. The roof will be closed this week, and the crew has already made good progress with glazing the gables. The technical areas will be equipped with sandwich panels. The greenhouse is designed to be used for the propagation.....

by Phil Bishop, Stuppy

Intro to greenhouse environmental control staging

Let’s assume the example greenhouse is a gutter connected, 2 bay greenhouse, 30’x96’ each, 60’x96’ total, with taller sidewalls, 10’-12’, just to give a frame of reference. Pun wasn’t intended but it works. The location is in the Midwest, let’s say…Indianapolis. It gets hot in the winter, cold in the summer......

Registration open for summer greenhouse and horticultural lighting course

Registration for the summer session of the award-winning Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting Course in Michigan State University Extension’s College of Knowledge is now open. Growers or other interested participants can sign up until May 31, 2017, and students will have from June 1 through Aug. 31,.....

US (FL): 10-acre ornamental greenhouse to become MMJ facility

Future Farm Technologies announces that its Florida partner, a Florida LLC, has received a bank term sheet in the amount of $2,673,698 at prime plus 2% to acquire the previously announced 10-acre greenhouse property and business located near Orlando, Florida. This term sheet enables Future Farm and its.....

by Phil Bishop, Stuppy

Choosing greenhouse ventilation

In a greenhouse, ventilation is tied with light and irrigation as the most important aspects of growing plants. Strictly talking about plant requirements, ventilation drives gas exchanges in the greenhouse, plant respiration and temperatures. In its basic form, ventilation is the process of moving air from.....

US (LA): Horticulture industry open house and lecture set for May 12 in Hammond

The annual Margie Jenkins Azalea Garden Horticulture Lecture Series and Industry Open House will be held at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 12.This educational event is planned for nursery growers, landscape contractors, landscape maintenance firms, retail garden center.....

Spain: Greenhouse builder J.Huete expands into new premises

J.Huete has recently inaugurated their new storage and manufacturing premises in Murcia, Spain. The Spanish greenhouse builder invested in the new buildings as a result of the companies powerful expansion and growth plan.The new factory of J.Huete is a cutting-edge plant of 2.000 sqm, with special machinery.....

By Dr. Erik Runkle and Dr. Roberto Lopez:

MeisterMedia publishes new CEA light management guide

MeisterMedia is publishing a new handbook called “Light Management in Controlled Environments”. The guide brings together the latest findings from scientific studies geared toward advancing the science and application of lighting for specialty crop production. Editors Dr. Erik Runkle and Dr. Roberto Lopez of.....

Canada: Ornamental product sales $2.3 billion in 2016

Greenhouse products accounted for 78.5% of all greenhouse, nursery and sod sales, Statistics Canada reports. Greenhouse fruit and vegetable sales were up 3.6%, while flower and plants sales (including resales) increased 0.9%. Ornamental product sales (including greenhouse flowers and plants, nursery.....

The effects of smart glass on plants

Swinburne University researchers have completed the first stage of a study of how smart glass and photovoltaic cells can improve the growing environment and decrease energy use in greenhouses.Smart glass can adjust in colour throughout the day, potentially creating a more optimal climate for plants.Baohua.....

Large project to produce flowers and apples in Morocco

A UAE holding has announced the launch of a huge agricultural project in the Moroccan city of Azrou for the production of luxury apple varieties and flowers, with an initial investment totalling 156 million AED (about 39.02 million Euro).The group, which has participated in the International Forum for.....