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Energy efficiency is a measure of energy used for delivering a given service. Improving energy efficiency means getting more from the energy that we use. DECC - Energy Efficiency Strategy: 'The Energy Efficiency Opportunity in the UK'
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    GrowSave’s second workshop specifically for Soft Fruit was held on 27 February at New Forest Fruit. The focus of the day was Climate Control, which incorporated aspects of humidity and temperature control, as well as CO2 dosing. Energy and CO2 can be some of the biggest costs faced by businesses, so careful control is important to help minimise waste and keep bills down. More
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    Following a successful pilot study group project focused on Next Generation Growing (NGG), GrowSave led a workshop on 14 February 2019, hosted by Mill Nurseries, to share some of the lessons learned. The 25-strong audience comprised growers, crop consultants and industry representatives, all keen to hear the outcomes of the project. More
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    If you routinely use ‘minimum pipe’ as a method of humidity control, you could be wasting a significant amount of money. Delegates at the recent two-day GrowSave workshop on Humidity Control learned how other strategies can be much more effective, not to mention cheaper. More
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    On Monday 19 November, GrowSave held its first event specifically for the Soft Fruit sector.  More
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    On Tuesday 09 October, a group of around 20 growers attended a GrowSave event on Air Movement, hosted by W. D. Smith and Son near Battlesbridge, Essex. The day was split into a morning session focusing on the theory of air movement and why it is important, while the afternoon comprised of a series of practical demonstrations carried out in one of the glasshouses. More
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    On Wednesday 24 January, hosted by Bordon Hill Nurseries, GrowSave presented a workshop on glasshouse humidity control to a group of 18 growers. The focus was very much on the fundamentals, with the workshop targeting those who would like to develop their understanding of some of the science and techniques behind good humidity control practice. More
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    On 12 December, GrowSave hosted an event exploring the future of renewable heat in horticulture. This was similar to the event held in Evesham in May (videos of which are available on the website) but focused on recent changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme and what this means going forward. More
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    The latest GrowSave event focused on how operators of biomass boilers can ensure they are getting the most out of their equipment. Many growers and businesses have installed biomass boilers in recent years, taking advantage of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. More
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    On 7 November, we kicked off an exciting, new study group project, focusing on Next Generation Growing (NGG). The pilot programme aims to take NGG principles and techniques, which have been established in the Netherlands, and help a select group of UK growers implement them at their nurseries. More
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    Event write-up kindly provided by Richard Crowhurst. More