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Special  –  Climate


WUR report on extensive energy screen study now available

The objectives of a new Wageningen research project were the quantification of the greenhouse screen properties (emissivity and transmissivity for thermal infrared radiation, air permeability and humidity transport) and the determination of the total energy saving under defined conditions in order to be able.....

"Decrease CO2 by controlling humidity"

Dry4Real is a greenhouse humidity control system by Orgad – energy saving and control. Dry4Real is made to be implemented and connected with any climate control application as a humidity drying system to be used mainly in greenhouses but also in swimming pools, hencoops and several other agricultural.....

Lumigrow to demo Grow Light Sensor in upcoming webinar

LumiGrow will be hosting a webinar on May 4th to unveil their newest grow light sensor technology in an exclusive demo, and share the latest spectral science research findings. Growers that sign up for the webinar will be able to take this research and apply it as lighting strategies for increased crop.....

French tomato growers see good results with semi-closed greenhouses

During the last growing season, valuable results were achieved in growing different kinds of tomato crops in semi-closed greenhouses in the south of France. For Horconex and KE GrowAir, suppliers of the greenhouse and the homogenous climate within, it’s time to share these experiences.“Making the right.....

Viale Sistemi:

Auxiliary suppliers benefit from booming greenhouse industry

The increase of investments in greenhouse horticulture all over the world does not only result in a lot of work for suppliers of greenhouses, film, automation or starting material, but also the auxiliary technological supply chain benefits from the burgeoning international greenhouse development. One of the.....

The ins and outs of installing and maintaining cooling systems

You’ve finally gotten your license and funding, picked out a facility, picked out equipment and pulled the trigger. Now what? Sometimes, the hardest part of setting up a facility comes when you’re ready to begin construction and have to get everything in order. You want to be sure that your new equipment is.....

April 26, 2017

USDA webinar to demystify high tunnels

Participants will learn about techniques used in high tunnel cropping systems to address issues with salinity, nutrient management, and pest management.This webinar will present techniques that can be used in high tunnels to address salinity, pest management, and nutrient management issues in high value.....

MistTime can now be used as pulse irrigation system

Dramm announces an upgrade to their MistTime misting controller. The new software update offers different duration timing and new languages for programming.They have updated the duration programming to accommodate durations of up to 60 minutes. While this is not necessarily useful for propagation or other.....

Desert Aire:

"HVAC's goal should be integrated control"

Desert Aire, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of commercial and industrial humidity and climate control systems, has published a new technical resource that details the environmental control needs of grow rooms and indoor farms, and the reasons for the success of Desert Aire’s purpose-built,.....

Kazakhstan: 9.5 hectare Ultra-Clima opened in Almati

Construction has been completed and the first Ultra-Clima greenhouse in Kazakhstan is a fact. Last year, the greenhouse was sold as a turnkey project, and it was named ‘Greenhouse KZ’. The project is around 9.5 hectares in size; it includes a packing hall and greenhouse, and has been built in the city of.....

Get the most out of your greenhouse poly

With the early order poly booking season underway, now is a good time for growers operating in poly greenhouses to take stock of their complete poly maintenance and management systems.Greenhouse grade poly is designed to be weather and UV resistant, and therefore it will last a long time under the right.....

Airflow below substrate reduces disease risk, optimizes drainage

The drawback of growing a higher yielding crop is an increase of plant load. The combination of more, larger and heavier fruits can have a big impact on the crop, especially in a substrate crop when the root system has to carry the weight of the entire crop. Placing special spacers between the substrate.....

Nico van Ruiten, Energiek Event

NL: "Climate-neutral greenhouse will become reality"

In 2050 greenhouse horticulture will not use natural gas any more. If it is up to chairman Nico van Ruiten of LTO Glaskracht Netherlands, by that time all required heat will be extracted from (sustainably produced) geothermal energy, electricity and residual heat. He said this at the opening of the Energiek.....

March 31, Tucson

US(AZ): CEAC Seminar: Efficient CEA systems and electronic eyes

There will be two speakers at the next CEAC Covering Environments Seminar, held Friday, March 31st, from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM in the CEAC Lecture Room.Electronic eyesAt 4:15 PM, Dr. Pedro Andrade-Sanchez (Professor ABE & Associate Specialist Maricopa Agricultural Center @ CALS, The University of Arizona).....