Top 5 -yesterday
- UK: Grower reduces greenhouse temperature by more than 6°C during heatwave with no cooling, fog systems
- Understanding the profitability of your greenhouse
- Agave: The new drought-tolerant California crop?
- Patromex and DIDIHU partnership invests in modern plant for value-added coconut substrates
- US: Larry Ellison is feeding Hawaii from his high-tech hydroponic farm on Lanai
Top 5 -last month
- Vertical farming technologies tool in researching and fighting diseases
- German retailer Kaufland and horti-family Reichenspurner open new greenhouse
- "Water is the new gold"
- Growing strawberries from seeds becoming increasingly popular
- Higher productivity and earliness are the story behind these pink greenhouses
double poly greenhouse collapses due to powercut, strong winds
Canada: Rose Valley farm loses greenhouse in winter storm
Another one of their greenhouses sustained damage but was still standing Wednesday afternoon.
The greenhouses require power to keep them inflated and that was proving to be a chore as well. Power was on and off through much of the day for Islanders. Maritime Electric had 24 crews scattered through the province trying to keep power on.
There are two layers of plastic on the Woods’ greenhouses filled with air. It acts as a layer of insulation and also helps to strengthen them in high winds.
The Woods lost two greenhouses last winter due to high winds.
“Anytime they announce winds over 80 km/h we start to get nervous as we aren’t sure what damage may occur from power outages and the high winds,’’ she said.
The MacKenzies lost power during the interview with The Guardian.
“My husband just went out to start the generator.’’
Carey said farming comes with challenges through the year and even more in winter. Extreme cold temperatures and storms can make things very stressful.
“Through the day it can be a little better because at least we can look out and see what’s happening. If we lose a piece of plastic we can go in and cut it before we lose a full structure.’’
The challenges haven’t slowed the couple down. They’ve increased by at least one double poly greenhouse a year for the past three seasons. The caterpillar tunnels were new last fall and were a new learning curve altogether, especially during the storms.
“After each storm we assess the damage and continue on, waiting for spring. We love being able to grow fresh greens all winter so it makes it worth it, so far.’’
Source : The Guardian
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