Sustaining staff interest in conservation

Energy savings from growing cooler must be weighed against potential losses due to this virus
As plant producers, we think of ourselves as the original green industry. Ultimately, everything we do is, or was, driven by sunlight. Photosynthesis provides energy for our plants to grow now, and millions of years ago to grow plants to become the fuels we use for heat and to power vehicles. We could argue that we’re already a truly solar-powered industry!
Reviewing risk management, purchasing strategies, billing issues, conservation, and efficiency
Growers should develop a strong relationship with suppliers because they’ll be working together for
Latest expansion at Doef’s Greenhouses incorporating the latest technologies
Ontario vegetable growers optimizing measures to save on fuel costs
B.C. growers can plug into ‘Power Smart’ savings
Electricity production in the horticultural sector amounted to 11 billion kWh in 2008
March 6, 2012, Brooks, Alta. — The newly-opened, world-class Greenhouse Research and Production Complex near Brooks will help ensure that Alberta’s crop industry is among the most competitive and progressive in the world.

Retractable energy curtains/screens are good investments for vegetable growers
Interlighting, LEDs and new coverings are contributing to optimize conditions
Introduction: Artificial lighting in greenhouses is common practice in greenhouses in northern Europe and Canada. It’s necessary for growing crops like tomatoes and roses through winter. In the Netherlands alone, an estimated 2,000 hectares of greenhouses are lighted. The standard lamp used since the 1990s is the high-pressure sodium (HPS, SON-T-Agro). Obviously the investment and running costs of lighting are high.
The key purpose of a greenhouse is to provide the ideal growing environment by controlling temperature, humidity, light, ventilation and CO2.
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