- Technical Sales Representative, Leamington, Ontario
- Technical Sales Representative, Ancaster, Ontario
- HR Generalist
- Head Grower Strawberries (West Virginia USA)
- Global Sourcing Manager
- Buying Operations Manager (BOM Process)
- Sourcing Manager EU
- Manager Operations Ethiopia
- Manager Operations Ethiopia
- Senior Grower
Top 5 - yesterday
- “With our placement in Türkiye, we have easy access to the rest of the world”
- Dutch growers lose faith
- Australia: Ball Mother-stock House meets growing demands
- "When buying our products, not only the rose production will be supported, also the well-being of rescued wildlife"
- "New substrate fiber fits into the future of cultivation"
Top 5 - last week
Top 5 - last month
- Hasfarm’s network expands in Indonesia, partnering with Bromelia Flowers and Tropika
- "Breeders need to study the Chinese market carefully before introducing a variety"
- Royal Flowers merges with The Elite Group
- North America: “Unbridled optimism for Mother’s Day tempered by reality”
- “A new sales channel for flower companies without any labor or high fixed costs”
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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- 2023-06-01 New geothermal well contributes to the energy transition for Dutch greenhouses
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- 2023-04-07 What does solar energy mean for cultivation strategies?
- 2023-04-03 CAN (BC): New carbon tax exemption improves greenhouse grower cash flow
- 2023-03-21 "Liquified natural gas represents up to 30% fuel savings for greenhouses"
- 2023-03-20 Germany: Nursery in Neumagen-Dhron defies high energy prices
- 2023-03-16 “A Bloomin’ Shame”: Campaigners protest “greenwashing” Bloom and Wild for banking with Barclays
- 2023-03-16 GER: Extreme additional costs for nurseries
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