Dutch government adviced to rethink lower natural gass prices greenhouse horticulture

Some Dutch farmers can currently count on reduced natural gas tariffs. Whether this will continue remains to be seen. The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) is…

Walters Gardens uses Philips greenpower LED toplighting

“Fuller tops, more active and we can finish our hostas ahead of schedule"

Signify is supplying Walters Gardens with the Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact to expand their existing lighting installation. Walters Gardens is a company in the ornamental industry from Zeeland, Michigan, in the United States. They first trialed Philips GreenPower LED toplighting in 2014 -…

"No (grid) power? No problem!"

Considerations when deciding the size, configuration, and integration of a CHP plant

Globally, the greenhouse sector continues to go through exponential growth. The location of new greenhouse facilities is driven by several factors that include proximity to market, availability of suitable development land, proximity to distribution networks, availability of natural gas, availability of…

Kenyan rose and hypericum grower Patrick Mbugua, Wildfire Flowers

“Power costs down by 25% which is a lot considering the energy consuming crops we grow”

“Managing our cost of power in an environmentally friendly manner is a huge component of our corporation,” says Patrick Mbugua, General Manager of Wildfire Flowers, Kenyan rose and hypericum farm. “We save about 25% of our power costs currently, which is a lot when looking at the type of crops we grow.…

China: "The floral industry is spurring the economic development"

When walking into the modern planting greenhouse of Rencun Garden Farm in Xi'an City, workers are busy loading and shipping batches of tuberous begonias, coleus and more. In…

Rift Valley Roses on their recently installed floating solar power generator

Kenya: "It is already more efficient and generates more power"

“The farm is now running 60% on average on solar power generation. It is a big step into sustainable and environmentally correct flower growing and it makes us very proud”, says Peterson, farm manager at Rift Valley Roses. This Naivasha based rose farm recently added a floating solar power generator,…

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