Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »

US: Strawberry growers learn about automatic retractable roof houses

Luis Gaxiola who is responsible for technical support for berry growers at Cravo gave a presentation at the North American Strawberry Growers Association conference in New Orleans this week.

Key learnings from growers currently benefiting from using the climate optimization, nature and protection as crop management strategies inside their retractable roof houses include:
  • How to optimize plant density to maximize kg/ hectare
  • Yields of 54,000- 92,000 lbs/ acre or 61,000 to 104,000 kg/ hectare
  • How to maximize yield and brix using a combination of natural and protected conditions
  • Strategies to produce in cold climates using retractable greenhouse roofs
  • Strategies to produce in hot climates using retractable cooling roofs
  • Strategies to advance or delay the harvest to hit premium price windows
  • How to naturally reduce the entry and reproduction of pests
  • How to naturally reduce foliar disease
  • How to incorporate spraying into the design of the house
  • Strategies to improve harvesting efficiency
For more information:
Luis Gaxiola

Publication date: 1/24/2018



Other news in this sector:

5/18/2018 China: South Holland province officials visit vegetable project CAU Futong
5/18/2018 Spain: Project to find uses for plant sub-waste
5/17/2018 Wireless system for precision irrigation in soil-less greenhouse basil cultivation
5/17/2018 Monitoring growth, pests and diseases
5/17/2018 "LED in greenhouse horticulture not yet fully developed"
5/16/2018 C-LED and Biolchim partner to increase output capacity
5/16/2018 Canadian, Israeli companies work together on MJ LED lighting
5/16/2018 US (NY): Comparing LED, HPS and MH luminaires
5/16/2018 Caribbean growers tour Japan in search of new technologies
5/15/2018 Australia: Using condensation and renewable energy to irrigate crops
5/15/2018 Approaches for the analysis of 3D CT images of plant roots
5/15/2018 Spanish scientists find genes to adapt crops to climate change
5/14/2018 Is growing fruit and veg with LEDs truly sustainable?
5/10/2018 From phones to farms with Samsung
5/8/2018 Planting automation system wins science & technology award
5/7/2018 NL: "Optimal climate control appears to be quite puzzling"
5/7/2018 China: Oboya signs broad cooperation agreement
5/7/2018 UK: Blockchain and global food production
5/7/2018 How to develop the ideal spray boom?
5/4/2018 Times Group takes over Penta Robotics