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  • On Tuesday 8th April around 20 growers joined us for a visit to R&L Holt’s Springhill Nursery near Evesham. The event was organised to show how the site has integrated an Anaerobic Digester (AD) with the energy needs of tomato growing.   Read More...
  • A joint venture between R&L Holt and Evesham Vale Growers (EVG) attracted more than 20 growers to the latest HDC GrowSave event. The visit to Springhill Nursery near Evesham was organised to show how the site has integrated an Anaerobic Digester (AD) with the energy needs of tomato growing. Read More...
  • This Technical Update looks at major developments in greenhouse heating and environmental control that are currently affecting the availability of CO2 for greenhouse atmosphere enrichment. Read More...
  • This guide from the Horticultural Development Company (HDC) provides guidelines on all aspects of CO2 enrichment for tomato growers, including: Factors that influence the optimisation of CO2 enrichment Achieving the optimal gas burn rate The CO2 Optimiser program Practical guidelines for the control of CO2 levels in greenhouses. Read More...
  • CO2 enrichment is vital to the cost-effective production of many glasshouse crops. However, it can have a high energy cost. In this factsheet, Farm Energy Centre's Chris Plackett, and Steve Adams and Allen Langton from Warwick Horticultural Research International (HRI), discuss how to keep the energy expense of CO2 enrichment in check. Read More...