Summer is once again coming to a close, and as much as we try to savor the long days that accompany the warmest season of the year, the beginning of August signals that shorter, cooler days are not far behind. Growers need to prepare their greenhouses for colder weather which means they also need to prepare for the high energy costs associated with operating a commercial greenhouse through the winter.
One of the biggest challenges faced by growers is finding and developing an efficient integrated pest management (IPM) program that works for their operation. Once a disease spreads or pests infest a crop, it can be incredibly arduous to fix and can cost thousands of dollars in damaged products. It’s critical that a holistic approach to managing pests and diseases is implemented to avoid costly infestations.
From semi-automatic control systems, to fully automatic control systems, more and more growers are seeing the benefits that automation brings to their growing environments.
Here are a few of the reasons to consider automating the environmental controls in your commercial greenhouse:
Considering installing energy curtains in your greenhouse for the spring and summer? Here’s why you should
Rising energy and production costs in commercial greenhouses means that more than ever, growers need to do all they can to operate more efficiently. One way growers are doing this is by installing energy curtain systems in their greenhouses.
It’s always exciting when the warmer weather arrives but it’s also an incredibly hectic time for commercial greenhouse growers. Here are five ways to prepare for spring that will help to make your busy season run more smoothly.
When the legal industry began to emerge, indoor cannabis grow facilities were considered ideal for optimal growing because of the ability to control the environment entirely. However, the industry is seeing a steady decline in cannabis prices so it’s becoming increasingly expensive to operate an indoor grow facility. As such, more and more growers are turning to greenhouse structures for their cannabis grow operation.
Water is the life source of horticulture so it’s crucial that we in the industry do what we can to protect and appreciate what it accomplishes for our livelihood.
World Water Day also advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
In its 25th year, the theme for today’s World Water Day is “Nature for Water”, the idea being that we explore nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
Choosing the right bench for your crop is vital to plant quality and further reducing labor costs. GGS has been designing, improving, manufacturing, and building quality benches for growers for over 35 years. Here are a few options:
Spring is just around the corner, and I can’t wait for bursts of color to start warming up the season. We recently talked about new and continuing trends for 2017. Color choices will continue to be a big factor in this. But what is the psychology behind color selections and how can this boost sales?
2017 is fast approaching and while we may be more occupied with the festive activities this season it’s still important for those in horticulture to take a look at the new upcoming and continuing trends for the new year.