Structures & Equipment

SGAFT: Energy curtain performance

The Small Greenhouse and Farm Technology (SGAFT) project is collaborating with GPN for a series of research reports and articles on small scale technology application. SGAFT’s mission includes providing small greenhouse and farm operators with... more »

Striving for optimal greenhouse control

After labor costs, energy is typically the second largest expense in greenhouse crop production. Mechanization and automation can help reduce labor requirements as long as the technology is cost-effective. The economics of such technology investments... more »

DENSO acquires Certhon

DENSO acquires Certhon Group

DENSO Corporation has acquired the full stake in Certhon Group, a Dutch horticultural facility operator, with the aim of accelerating the global expansion of its agricultural production business. In recent years, climate change and a... more »

Next-generation anti-drip film for greenhouses

{Sponsored} Using nanotechnology, Sunmaster EVO AC®, a greenhouse polyethylene film, was designed to offer powerful anti-drip and anti-mist properties and help commercial growers cultivate more effectively. Compared to conventional polyethylene covers, which lose the anti-condensate... more »

Tomato Grower Credits New Grow Lights For Better Yields

Norway’s Nedre Hanasand nursery has increased their quality tomato yield by 30% year-round and improved the farm’s environmental profile thanks to Philips GreenPower LED toplighting. Though Hanasand has upped their light usage by 50%, it still... more »

Sweden’s Svensson Acquires Hinova

Sweden-based textiles company Svensson, which manufactures climate screens for greenhouse cultivation, recently announced it has acquired Hinova, a producer of innovative vertical ventilation systems. According to a news release, the seed of the deal was... more »

Technically Speaking: Evaporative Cooling, Part 2: Maintenance

As discussed in the April 2022 issue of GPN magazine, there are two major types of evaporative cooling used in greenhouses: fan-and-pad or fog systems. The process of evaporation absorbs energy from the air, which... more »

East Jordan Plastics to Open $44M Facility in Georgia

Michigan-based East Jordan Plastics, a large-scale manufacturer of horticultural containers, will invest more than $44 million in a new facility in Lyons, Georgia. The project is expected to create 80 new jobs in the state’s... more »

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.
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