Horizontal Air Flow (HAF) fans and their sisters (HVF) High Velocity Fans are essential parts of a greenhouse heating and cooling system. HAF Fans and HVF Fans are also known as circulating fans.
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.
Structure maintenance and planning involves more than just new construction projects and a focus on expansion. Often the best dollar value for a grower is in retrofitting and modernizing existing greenhouse structures.
Here is a list of potential solutions to common problems that greenhouse growers can resolve by improving existing structures:
Earlier this summer, Wendy’s made an exciting announcement that’s sure to boost business for a lot of growers in North America. The popular restaurant chain will be sourcing vine-ripened, greenhouse grown tomatoes from across North America to use in their products moving forward, mostly in their Canadian and U.S. restaurants to start.
With quality and freshness top of mind in Wendy’s decision, the decision is sure to benefit the restaurant’s customers and North America tomato farmers alike.
When it comes to adding energy curtains (sometimes referred to as thermal blankets) to a greenhouse everyone focuses on energy savings. And certainly energy savings should be a major factor in any greenhouse grower’s decision to purchase energy curtains. In northern climates, winter growing adds expensive heating costs to the most diligent greenhouse operation. A well designed and properly installed energy curtain can reduce winter heating bills by up to 50% and in some cases more.