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  • R&L Holt have recently been doing a lot of construction on their Sandylands Nursery near Evesham; and it’s involved building of a brand new 8300m2 greenhouse that they are set to call Freda. The new greenhouse has been designed and built to incorporate all of the latest thinking in greenhouse energy efficiency. Read More...
  • I came across the October 2013 edition of 'In Greenhouses' magazine today, and it contains some interesting articles. These pieces particularly caught my eye: 'Know your physics for better greenhouse control' — dehumidifying research, looking at reducing energy use in greenhouse climate control 'Many colours influence the shape and development of the plant' — looking at the use of different coloured LED lights in horticulture. Read More...
  • Sharp — a company well known for making solar panels amongst other electronic equipment — has announced it is to grow strawberries in the Middle East. Following tests completed in Sharp’s laboratories, the aim is to commercialise a sealed plant-growing facility based on Sharp technology to grow a Japanese variety of strawberries. Read More...
  • As part of HDC-funded project 'PO10: LED Lighting for Horticultural Applications – Establishing the Economics of Current Hardware Offerings', Farm Energy Centre has produced three calculators to assist you in making the decision about using LED lighting. Read More...
  • Grower Talks LED

    12-04-2013

    This article on LED lighting notes a visit by members of the Sustainability Initiative to the Improvement Centre — a Dutch greenhouse facility that leases 10,000 sq. ft. of production blocks to researchers, manufacturers and breeders to test new products. Read More...