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Special  –  Energy


The Energy-Humidity Connection

Energy is a major factor in modern agriculture. As we moved away from the plow and hoe and into the world of tractors, irrigation systems and eventually lighting and HVACs, we've improved yield quantities, gained the ability to bypass climate limitations and arguably improved the quality of our crops. But.....

UK: Is the rising energy market ever coming back down?

Every day Jodie Hisgett, Utilities Management Consultant at FEC Energy, is speaking to customers about prices and they’re often asking whether to hold out to see if the prices come back down or whether signing long-term is the best plan. Looking at the electricity market since this time last year, overall,.....

August 21, Roscrea

Irish growers to take advantage of energy to boost profits

'Energy in Agriculture 2018' is set to take place on Tuesday, 21 August at Gurteen College and the timing is just right for farmers trying to reduce costs in what has been a difficult year as well as those considering diversification into renewable energy projects and boosting profitability on their.....

"Ten percent higher light incidence in greenhouse"

In Northwest Europe, Canada and parts of the US, the available natural light is a limiting factor for a part of the year. Simply not enough sunlight penetrates the greenhouse to achieve optimal production. Assimilation light can be a good solution, but first of all, improving the incidence of natural light.....

US (MN): High school builds 'energy classroom' greenhouse

Martin Luther High School is in the process of building a greenhouse, but not just your average greenhouse.Principal Paul Steinhaus refers to it as an “energy classroom.” It will be a 36-foot by 32-foot building that will be half greenhouse with a classroom/shop. It will be heated by a geothermal system,.....

UK: Ebtech Group celebrates 10 years

Hull based engineering company Ebtech Solutions Ltd celebrates its 10th anniversary with a number of new initiatives, giving the opportunity for the company to develop into the future, alongside its sister company Ebtech Glasshouse Systems Ltd.Born out of heating engineering in the horticultural industry,.....

UK: GrowSave expands into soft fruit sector

GrowSave is going to expand the existing programme that it currently provides for Protected Edibles and Protected Ornamentals to incorporate Soft Fruit. The Soft Fruit sector’s first real exposure to GrowSave was the Fruit Focus event on 25 July where they shared a stand with AHDB. This event is one of the.....

US (AZ): Western Growers opposes renewable energy initiative

Western Growers, representing farmers across Arizona, California and other Western states, has announced its opposition to the “Clean Energy for a Healthy Arizona” initiative. This constitutional amendment would require public utilities to acquire 50 percent of their electricity from renewable.....

UK: Life after the feed-in tariff

The UK Government recently announced the closure of the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme in its entirety in its latest consultation. The present lack of support for small-scale renewables beyond March 2019 will be a disappointment for much of the industry.by Oli CoeA further consultation has been.....

Five advantages of energy curtains

When it comes to adding energy curtains (sometimes referred to as thermal blankets) to a greenhouse everyone focuses on energy savings. And certainly energy savings should be a major factor in any greenhouse grower’s decision to purchase energy curtains. In northern climates, winter growing adds expensive.....

August: Special Energy at FloralDaily

This month, we will pay more attention to Energy. This subject will also be highlighted in HortiDaily and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and Bloemen- en plantennieuws. Articles related to the use of energy in the greenhouse industry will be published in a Special box, named Special Energy......