Climate Control for Soft Fruit workshop
*** This event is now full. However, we are collecting a waiting list so if you would like to come please email Jenny on email@example.com.***
Controlling the climate, especially humidity, can be one of the most challenging and confusing parts of maintaining the right greenhouse environment. Traditionally, the application of heat helped to regulate humidity, but this is costly and often affects other conditions adversely.
On the 27 February, we are holding a Climate Control workshop at New Forest Fruits for soft fruit growers. The day will focus on the following:
The basics of humidity control – exploring the issues around control, why it is needed and how it can be achieved, as well as introducing some of the new thinking about glasshouse conditions.
The sources, storage and usage of CO2 – the factors influencing CO2 systems and economics have changed: most significantly from the way glasshouses are heated and notably with the uptake of biomass boilers. Growers have also embraced biomass heating and some have taken advantage of generous renewables subsidies to fund installations of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants.
The seven tips of Next Generation Growing – Over the past year, GrowSave ran a pilot study group project focusing on implementing Next Generation Growing (NGG) techniques in the UK horticulture sector. We will introduce the basic principles of NGG and the benefits that can be realised.
Venue address: New Forest Fruit, Kings Lane Nurseries, Pitmore Lane, Sway, Lymington, SO41 6BX
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019
- 09.30: Arrival and registration
- 09:45: Welcome and introduction
- 15.45: Workshop will finish
Lunch and hot drinks will be provided.
These workshops are for AHDB Levy payers only.