Pipp Horticulture (a division of Pipp Mobile Storage Systems, Inc.) (“Pipp”), the leading provider of space-saving, multi-level mobile cultivation systems, announced today that it has acquired the GGS Group of Companies (“GGS”). Based in Vineland Station, Ontario, GGS is one of the most recognized names in the Horticulture industry. They have been the leading manufacturer of top-quality greenhouses and turnkey greenhouse growing solutions including traditional rolling benches, heating and ventilation systems, and curtain systems.
From our prospective as greenhouse manufacturers, at GGS, this series of articles has covered most of the key inputs needed for setting up and preparing for leafy green production. We have a team of very experienced staff and partners that know how to plan and implement the manufacturing, construction and ready for starting up growing plans for a facility. There are a number of other factors that need to be considered with additional expertise is required to put it all together.
We want to be able to produce a top quality crop of leafy greens economically, quickly and repeatedly. In Part One of the Lettuce Blog Series we discussed the Greenhouse Structures to provide the best possible space for growing, now let’s consider setting up the inputs to create the best possible growing environment in that greenhouse.
There is no question that the production of greenhouse grown lettuce and greens is evolving as the opportunities and demand expand and mature.
Determining the right greenhouse for growing leafy greens is dependent on a few factors including climate, budget and whether this is an expansion or a new build. From small scale to large scale, greenhouses provide an ideal environment for growing lettuce and other produce. In this segment we will look at style of the structure and glazing options GGS can offer to get the most for your budget.
Leafy Greens and lettuce have been an established greenhouse grown product for some time but it has only been in the last short while that its potential as a major greenhouse crop has begun to be realized with expanding growth and opportunity.
We have seen the greenhouse lettuce production take off, mature, modernize almost overnight thanks to a number of influencing factors.
As we head into October, the cooler days signify that heating season is here. Heating your greenhouse is a necessary reality for commercial growers to maintain an ideal climate for their crops, but with energy prices on the rise, warming the greenhouse can be a costly endeavor. Growers must ensure they're getting the most out of their heating system and often maintaining efficiency involved simple maintenance. Here is quick checklist to maximize the efficiency of your greenhouse heating system:
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.