- Commercial Manager Spain
- Crop Farm Manager Sharjah
- Commercial Manager Soft Fruits
- Assistant Nursery Manager - Tasmania, Australia
- Tissue Culture Lab / Operations Manager - Victoria, Australia
- Irrigation Manager - Tasmania or Victoria
- Chief Executive Officer Hortifrut IG Berries
- Head of Operations - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Greenhouse grower / production manager - Brazil
- Experienced International Trade Specialist
Top 5 -yesterday
- "Australian native flowers provide a true seasonality and florists love this variety, variability in supply”
- "Stunning genetics under the tropical sun in Singapore"
- Greenhouse plastic boom blights Vietnam’s vegetable and flower basket
- Designed glasshouse unfolds like a flower in just four minutes
- Plantipp and Concept Plants scoop prizes
Top 5 -last week
- Update: Lasso cut fuel prices, protesters lift some blockades, but economy still largely halted
- 30% more yield in gerbera thanks to adding Nano fertilizer
- From supplying 3 months a year to Europe only to supplying worldwide year-round
- Almere residents fear they will pay for Floriade disappointment
- "Our goal is to fully automate horticulture, thereby unburdening growers"
Top 5 -last month
UK: GrowSave celebrates ten years of helping horticulture save energy
In the early and mid-2000s, AHDB Horticulture (called HDC at the time) invested heavily in energy saving research and development (R&D). Technologies like temperature integration and thermal screens were new concepts and the primary aim of the R&D was to show growers that top quality commercial crops could be produced with the new techniques.
The R&D was extremely successful, energy was saved, the economics were good and top-quality crops were grown. But there was a major problem! Growers struggled to apply the technologies on their own nurseries, because the new techniques often took them outside their comfort zone.
This is where the idea of GrowSave was born. At the time, some funding was available from the Carbon Trust to set up industry specific energy saving knowledge sharing groups, so FEC Energy and AHDB Horticulture joined forces to make a case for UK greenhouse horticulture. The rest is now history; the application was successful and the first programme of nursery visits, training and energy saving guides were born.
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