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UK: Kew Royal Botanic Gardens retrofits greenhouse with LED

Heliospectra announces a new order from their value-added reseller Climate Controls Ltd, UK. The order is for Heliospectra's fully adjustable LX60-series full spectrum LED grow lights to be installed at the iconic Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and at Wakehurst, Kew's wild botanic garden in Sussex (which is.....

US (MN): Dulut greenhouse gearing up for warmer days ahead

The first day of spring has gardeners and plant lovers excited. But it’s still a little too chilly to start moving our plants outside. One greenhouse in Duluth is gearing up for warmer days ahead.“Here, it just seems like everybody’s happy,” says Jennifer Couillard, owner of Spring at Last Greenhouse.“Most.....

France to get world's largest single-domed tropical greenhouse

French firm Coldefy & Associates has unveiled images of their design proposal for the world’s largest tropical greenhouse under one roof. Situated in Pas-de-Calais, France, “Tropicalia” will cover an area of 215,000 square feet (20,000 square meters) featuring a tropical forest, turtle beach, a pool for.....

Preventing chilling injury in basil

Demand for year-round and locally produced fresh-cut and potted culinary herbs such as basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) has been increasing rapidly in recent years. Greenhouse growers and indoor vertical farms are benefiting from this demand (Figure 1) by expanding production and products (Figure 2). However, a.....

healthy, equitable and resident-driven

Creating the climate needed to provide produce

The GrowHaus, located in Denver, Colorado is a non-profit greenhouse operation that has successfully established a program designed to create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food supply system that serves as a hub for food distribution and provides educational and economic opportunities. Svensson's.....

CAN (BC): BioPod paves way for greenhouse innovation

There’s been a lot of buzz over the Surrey BioPod Project recently and with good reason—the joint initiative between the University of Fraser Valley (UFV), the John Volken Academy (JVA) and the City of Surrey is an unique enterprise that is advancing agricultural research and food production.....

How to size a greenhouse heating system

Properly sizing a greenhouse heating system is crucial for maintaining the perfect temperatures year-round. An efficient heater delivers consistently uniform heat to the plant canopy, promoting strong, rapid plant growth. Sizing a heating system for a greenhouse only requires taking some measurements and.....

Combining ReduSystems products

All ReduSystems coatings are fully compatible and can therefore be applied on top of each other to achieve the desired result. This also applies to the new solution AntiReflect.Applying ReducleanAntiReflect increases the incidence of light in the greenhouse. The product lasts for more than a year, which.....

"Wheat grows twice as fast under LEDs"

A team of scientists has cut the growing time of wheat by 50 per cent by using LED lighting. It’s the latest breakthrough in the LED revolution sweeping the horticultural industry. Researchers from Australia and the UK grew wheat from seed to maturity in just eight weeks instead of the standard 16 week.....

Jan Botman, Botman Hydroponic:

NL: "Cultivation on water is now really starting"

Up until five years ago there were often skeptical reactions to ideas of cultivation on water, gradually you cannot ignore it anymore. Experiments are no longer trials, but thorough research and ideas are no longer figments of the imagination, but complete concepts. Botman Hydroponics worked for more than.....

Russia: Cold greenhouse provides Saint Petersburg with flowers

Saint Petersburg will be able to meet up to 60% of the city's demand in flowers for flowerbeds after a new greenhouse complex opened in the south of the metropolis. The young plants grown in an unheated greenhouse in Saint Petersburg are said to be 30% cheaper than the Dutch analogues. The low temperature in.....

New climate screen offers more light and lower energy costs

Ridder Climate Screens introduces a new energy-conserving screen fabric that offers 2% more light transmission – without detriment to its energy conservation properties.More lightRidder Climate Screens’ new RES 10+ FR climate screen fabric has been developed in response to the demand for more light in dark,.....

Edwin Valkenburg, AgroEnergy:

NL: "Less gas, more heat, this is the moment"

The gas consumption must be reduced and we must organize this together. This has been the big news in the world of energy in the Netherlands lately. That is why, according to Edwin Valkenburg of AgroEnergy, now is the right time to get things done by the government, so that horticulture can take a big step.....

Russia: Year-round vegetables under Polar conditions

Outside, the temperatures drop to below -20 degrees Celsius, but inside the Severodvinsk greenhouse, vegetables are growing year-round.Elena Borovina, the greenhouse owner, says that in addition to lettuce, dill and parsley, they grow less common crops like basil, rucola, Swiss chard, spinach, sorrel,.....