A nation that can't control its energy sources can't control its future. Barack Obama
  • 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.
  • This is the second part of a two-part update on CO2. We look at the supply of CO2 from biomass and anaerobic digestions and discuss how it has developed since the update of renewable-based heating systems. 
  • 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.
  • The advantages of diffuse light in horticultural production have been long debated, and there’s now increasing evidence that using light diffusing technologies in a greenhouse can give production advantages that include yield increases in edible crops and reduced time to market and quality improvements in ornamentals.
  • 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.