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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).....

from chalk to screen at Bejo Zaden Vietnam:

Asia: Better growth in Vietnam with smart screen installation

The team of Luiten Greenhouses B.V. will soon supply screen systems that will be installed in the plastic greenhouses of Bejo Zaden. These two are Dutch companies, but the activities are taking place in Vietnam.Luiten has long been active on the Vietnamese market and Bejo Zaden has been active here for a.....

A brief introduction

Humidity and greenhouse climate control

When growing in a greenhouse, humidity can become a serious factor in the success of your crop. Because of dense vegetation packed into limited, enclosed space, plants transpire moisture. This is why humidity tends to run high for many farmers.written by Amanda Williams for GrowSpanFirst it must be specified.....

Panama capitalizes on protected agriculture

Panama has made a significant amount of capital available to convert its traditional agricultural production to controlled environment agriculture and protected agriculture, including greenhouse operations and even indoor farming. Supported with the highest economic growth rate of all, Panama plays a.....

Interko at Hort Asia:

"South East Asia a more sophisticated market for fresh produce”

Recognising the strong demand across South East Asia for ripe and ready fruit, Interko, a designer, manufacturer and installer of advanced ripening technology, will exhibit for the first time at Horti ASIA on 15-17 March in Bangkok, Thailand.“South East Asia has become a more sophisticated market for fresh.....

March 14, Essex

US (NY): Learn about northern climate vegetable production

The results of Advancing Vegetable Production in Northern New York production trials and taste testing funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program will be presented at the March 14, 2017 Northern Vegetable School at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall in Essex. The school is.....

Climate control based on plant temperature is getting closer

Plant temperature can differ from the greenhouse air temperature by several degrees. This is why controlling the climate based on plant temperature is a good idea.In most greenhouses, the data of the sensor box (temperature and humidity) are the leading factors for climate control. Climate control is.....

From chalk to high-tech shading, what to pick?

The product range of Sudlac varies from simple to advanced. Sombrero powder, Sombrero liquid or Eclipse LD are good solutions for anyone wishing to reduce light levels in the greenhouse.Sombrero powder is a product in powder form. It is just like ‘old-fashioned’ chalk, but more refined and with a uniform.....