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Energy efficiency is not just low-hanging fruit; it is fruit on the ground. Stephen Chu, US Secretary of Energy
  • The use of sensors within horticulture is hardly a recent development, with thermometers, measuring boxes and Carbon Dioxide sensors having been used for decades. However, the advent of wireless sensing technology, as well as the reduction in prices of such equipment, means data collection is now cheaper and easier than ever before.
  • Cold store setup and management contribute significantly to the cost of operation. Cold stores are used within horticulture in a variety of situations and for different purposes, so a ‘one type fits all’ approach is rarely the most efficient.
  • Jon Swain went on behalf of GrowSave to GreenTech, Amsterdam RAI to see what’s new and here are some photos and videos of what he found.
  • Circulation fans have been widely used in greenhouses for many years. This technical update will explain how to save energy and the pros and cons of air circulation fans. 
  • Circulation fans have been widely used in greenhouses for many years. A well designed fan installation will benefit the greenhouse climate by helping to maintain consistent temperature and humidity throughout the growing area. This technical update will explain how to save energy and the pros and cons of air circulation fans.
  • At the end of February 2014, twenty growers and horticultural industry professionals from the UK visited Ontario and British Columbia on a greenhouse horticulture study tour, organised by the GrowSave team. The group visited 14 organisations which comprised of nurseries, R&D facilities and industry suppliers.
  • In this Technical Update, we take a look at how air movement systems can improve the greenhouse environment and contribute to reduced energy costs, more even crops, and reduced disease risks. The update looks at fan systems and explains how apex screens can reduce unwanted natural air movement above thermal screens.
  • Two major developments in greenhouse heating and environmental control are now affecting the availability of CO2 for greenhouse atmosphere enrichment. This Technical Update looks at major developments in greenhouse heating and environmental control that are currently affecting the availability of CO2 for greenhouse atmosphere enrichment.