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How to boost productivity in commercial greenhouses - Part 2

The second part of this series discusses important aspects of glasshouse environmental control such as CO2 monitoring and temperature, ventilation and running a greenhouse environment as a single entity.

Horticulture

How to boost productivity in commercial greenhouses - Part 1

As a greenhouse operator, you are constantly looking for ways to maximise your profitability and combat competition. In this two-part series, we discuss how you can achieve maximum energy efficiency and yield with greenhouse automations.

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Battle of the bulbs: LED vs HPS

Food producers growing in indoor farming environments like greenhouses or polytunnels will no doubt be well aware of the importance of horticultural lights. But which technology is best – High Pressure Sodium (HPS), LED, or perhaps a mix of both?

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What makes a good light for growing vegetables and fruits?

Nearly all your vegetables and fruits need light to grow. Whether the source is the sun or artificial lighting in an indoor horticultural environment, plant growth is affected by light intensity, spectrum, and duration.

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How horticulture under glass can benefit from IoT technology

Are you operating a horticulture-under-glass business? Read our latest blog post to find out how emerging IoT technologies can help you maximise your productivity while minimising your CO2 emissions?

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Moo-ve over for IoT technology: dairy farming fit for the future

The practice of drinking cows’ milk has been present in Central Europe for more than 7,500 years. Over many generations of farmers, the process has been refined again and again with advances in recent years driving forward efficiencies as never before in order to meet a demand for milk that continues to rise as the global population increases exponentially.

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The quest for the perfect veg

Wonky veg is having a moment, and quite rightly. Traditional food producers, tired of the wastage caused by retailers’ obsession with poker straight carrots, perfectly spherical apples and non-nobbly potatoes, have fought back in recent years, arguing that despite their imperfect shape these ingredients deliver just as much in terms of taste and nutrition as their more aesthetically-pleasing counterparts.