Efficiency
After three months growing under horticultural LED interlighting, tomatoes are heavier and yields are higher, reported Mastronardi Produce.
Innovation in the field of robotic packaging lines for greenhouse vegetables continues, with lower costs, reduced resource consumption and improved hygiene being the three main factors driving the improvements.
Tomatoes grown around LED lights in the winter can significantly reduce greenhouse energy costs without sacrificing yield, according to a Purdue University study.
You’d think with natural gas prices at their lowest levels in many years, energy issues would be the least of a grower’s worries.
Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are preparing to test a new way for solar power to make electricity: using the sun's heat to increase the energy content of natural gas.  
When Truly Green Farms plants its first tomato crop in July, the company will turn the page on a new energy efficient model for greenhouse growing in North America.
Vostermans Ventilation's recent test of the Multifan V-FloFan in a commercial cucumber greenhouse demonstrated that the vertical ventilation fan has the potential to reduce energy costs as well as disease.
Growers looking to increase their crop yields and lower their energy consumption could realize 10 to 15 per cent energy savings by introducing vertical venting in their operations, according to Nivola's Henk de Groot.
Ontario growers using coal to heat their greenhouses now have an alternate fuel option that is clean, efficient, readily accessible and locally produced. Bio-pellets produced along the province's 401 corridor ensure same day and next day deliveries when growers need them.
The University of Warwick's new phytobiology building in the United Kingdom is an ultra-modern controlled-environment greenhouse facility designed for efficiency and flexibility.
Researchers at Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology are working on a unique method to measure how much and what type of light plants want. Their findings could help growers reduce energy waste and produce healthier plants.
A new Netherlands-based company has developed an innovative elastic, warp-knit textile for use in an intelligent system that balances sunlight, shade, temperature and humidity inside a greenhouse.
A new research project will explore how the carbon footprint of a greenhouse heated with biomass compares to that of a greenhouse heated with fuel oil.
Provalor has been granted a 200,000 euro subsidy to fund a new biomass plant in the Netherlands, allowing the company to convert its own biomass into energy for its glasshouse.
Nano Labs Corp. has been issued a provisional patent number for its intelligent illumination greenhouse system, which works with commercial LEDs to reduce energy consumption and improve plant growth.

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