Structures & Equipment

How Soon Will There Be a Robot in Your Greenhouse?

Are you having a difficult time finding qualified workers for your controlled environment growing operation? The coronavirus pandemic has exasperated the shortage of workers as many people re-evaluate their career and job options. The Conference... more »

Greenhouse Technology: Environment Control for Small Growers

Today’s guest is Dave Bartlett, president and owner of Bartlett Instrument Company in Fort Madison, Iowa. Dave earned an engineering degree from Iowa State University in 1982 and started his career as a design engineer... more »

BFG Supply Acquires DeCloet Greenhouse Manufacturing

BFG Supply, a technology-enabled distributor to the green industry, has acquired DeCloet Greenhouse Manufacturing Ltd., a manufacturer of high-quality greenhouse structures and related components. The acquisition will strengthen BFG’s greenhouse supply business by combining its... more »

Retrofitting a Greenhouse for Hemp

When Connecticut-based Hydroclonix began transitioning an 80,000-square-foot greenhouse into a hemp cultivation facility, the company enlisted the experience of COO and lead cultivator Joe Conklin and the expertise of Griffin Greenhouse Supplies’ technical team to... more »

Fluence, Prospiant Team Up on Lighting Technology

Fluence by OSRAM, a global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for horticulture, commercial cannabis and food production, and Prospiant, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based provider of complete ecosystems for controlled environment agriculture (CEA), recently announced that... more »

Environmental controls

Choosing the Right Environmental Control System

Regardless of the crop you are growing, providing the proper environmental conditions are critical to ensuring plants reach their optimal potential. “The first thing growers need to consider when determining what type of environmental control... more »

cannabis greenhouse

What to Avoid When Starting a Cannabis Operation

As an increasing number of states legalize medical and recreational cannabis, more growers may be contemplating producing this crop. Here are some factors to consider as you determine what’s needed to successfully grow cannabis in... more »

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