Special Climate

Utility companies offer incentives for energy-efficient lighting

Supplemental lighting is most beneficial during November through February in Michigan, when natural light levels are at their lowest. An increasing number of Michigan growers have invested in either high-intensity or low-intensity lighting from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) in order to increase…

Russia: Spring has come to Tula greenhouses

Thousands of bright tulips have been grown for the International Women’s Day in Tula greenhouses. Almost all the flowers sold in the markets are produced locally. The growers started preparing the bulbs as early as September of the past year. The growers use Dutch varieties and Tula technologies. The beauties…

East Texas plant nursery loses 7 greenhouses to snow

Texas Wholesale Nursery, a plant nursery in East Texas experienced thousands of dollars of damage due to the recent winter storm. The nursery lost seven greenhouses that collapsed due to the weight of the snow. Each greenhouse costs $5,000 to $10,000. “What happened is the oval ring, so much weight in…

Notable: loss of ventilation due to incorrectly set windows in greenhouses

Holland Gaas supplies custom mesh systems. Before being able to produce the materials to size, the windows are first measured. Gerdo Wennekers, operational manager at Holland Gaas, regularly heads out to do so. During the survey, he often discovers that ventilation windows in existing greenhouses are not…

UK: 100% Renewable utility contracts

NFU Energy are committed to providing resources and expert guidance on renewable energy for NFU members and businesses alike and are helping to reach the NFU’s target of…

Credit: Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Training artificial intelligence to track greenhouses in Antarctica and Mars

Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering (CDISE) and the Skoltech Digital Agriculture Laboratory and their collaborators from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that enables processing images from…

USDA offers assistance for farmers and ranchers affected by winter storms

USDA is reminding rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families, and small businesses affected by the recent winter storms that it has programs that provide assistance.…

Young aster shoots grow easily under ReduFuse IR

Asters emerge again after the harvest. The new shoots are fragile and must therefore be protected. Kwekerij Zijdezicht has chosen ReduFuse IR as the best coating.  Kwekerij Zijdezicht with three locations in De Lier and 's-Gravenzande combines the cultivation of asters with chrysanthemums. “This fits well…

UK: Environmental compliance for small combined heat and power

NFU Energy has a range of services to assist you and your projects' environmental compliance needs; from permitting to dispersion modelling, they can help your project go from paper to reality. The application and compliance service is designed to ensure high quality and reliable support for your project…

Greenhouse Lighting: HPS versus LED

The greenhouse industry is no stranger to evaluating new technology. Lighting advancements are no exception. Without the proper lighting for your plant, the product's quality can decline and leave a greenhouse with less net produce than the years prior. No matter the greenhouse location, it is essential…

Drying plugs with geothermal heat

Van der Knaap recently opened a drying area for Obturo® plugs. Obturo plugs are excellent for drying and then rewetting. This has several advantages: dried plugs have a longer shelf life and it saves weight. To save energy costs, the company has devised a solution that is as sustainable as it gets: dry…

Video shows the exact purpose of a greenhouse

It's too cold or too hot outside;  two reasons to build a greenhouse. Below a video shared by Canadian grower Cristobal Alvarado on LinkedIn. This video, exactly shows the purpose of a greenhouse.

Climate control apps for efficient crop control

Vapor pressure deficit (VPD) is the primary driver of evapotranspiration inside the indoor plant environment. VPD is a measure of the amount of water in the air versus the maximum about of water the air can hold at a given temperature (the saturated condition). VPD is measured in units of pressure,…

Heat sharing installation brings award to Dutch grower

Dutch Handelskwekerij Ammerlaan The Green Innovator is the winner of the EZK Energy Award 2020. By using geothermal energy as a sustainable energy generation technique, Ammerlaan saves over 25,000 tons of CO2 per year. The tropical plant grower stood out for its unique integration of geothermal energy,…

New online academic research library launched

Understanding the importance of how sharing knowledge has a positive impact in the research community, one of the objectives for Conviron while working on a new an improved website was to provide the plant science community with a reference library of academic publications related to the use of plant…

When winter is coming: prepare the deck cleaner

With more than 30 years of experience and almost 1000 installations worldwide, they know how and what to do at Besseling Techniek. The machines are used year-round, to clean for more light output or to coat for additional protection. Machines always need their maintenance, but with a cold winter on the…

Tip: Melt the snow immediately

Dutch, German and Belgian greenhouse growers preparing for snowfall

This weekend, snowfall is expected in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. This, in combination with permafrost temperatures, could easily result in massive snow pressure damage in greenhouses. The horticultural insurance companies in the different countries therefore urgently advise their members to…

Lubing GreenTec on their Top-Climate-System

“It creates stress-free climate conditions for the plants in the greenhouse”

Lubing Maschinenfabrik, founded 1949 in Barnstorf, Germany, specializes in developing and production of high pressure fogging systems for greenhouses and large halls. LubingGreenTec Top-Climate-System was designed for an effective humidification and cooling of the air in greenhouses. Greenhouse climate…

Transferring excess heat and humidity without gapping

The recently enacted Greenhouse Light Abatement Bylaw in Ontario, but also other light pollution concerns across North America have created issues for growers to choose between light pollution vs excess heat inside their greenhouse. Closing traditional light abatement screens during the night means…

Foaming and fogging with new watering tools

Normally, Dramm would be in Essen, Germany this week for the IPM. "We miss seeing all of our European customers and look forward to getting together when possible," they say. Dramm would have displayed their complete line of watering tools there, including the  newest items FOAM8L, the K-50 PulsFOG, the TracFOG.…

Special Climate in FloralDaily this month

This month, we will pay more attention to the climate in greenhouses. Also in HortiDaily and in our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and BPnieuws this subject will be highlighted. The articles related to climate are published in a Special box, named Special Climate. ClimateThe subject climate is broad. Climate…


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