Structures & Equipment

greenhouse design

Creating Efficient Greenhouse Designs

Never are operational shortcomings more apparent than in the colder months. While most operations can get through the traditional growing season with relative ease, maintaining a profitable operation during the winter can challenge even the... more »

Is Your Grower Involved in Your New Greenhouse Build?

All too often, when you’re halfway through building a new greenhouse, change orders begin to come through. The owner wants to add booms, but it requires larger bottom chords on trusses or larger bar joists,... more »

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Avoid Heat Loss, Avoid an Expensive Winter

Winter is coming and there’s no avoiding it. Luckily, modern technology has made it easier than ever to establish a year-round grow cycle in a greenhouse, so while you’re trekking through the snow to get... more »

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Case Study: Surviving Hurricane Michael

{Sponsored} Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle as a category 5 on October 10, 2018; it was the strongest hurricane on record in over 120 years to make landfall in that region, and the storm... more »

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Why and how to protect your greenhouse from severe winds

{Sponsored} When it comes to your crops and greenhouses, it never hurts to be over-prepared for the potential of severe weather. Each year across the United States, an average of 867,000 people are affected by damage,... more »

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Natural disasters and their effects on horticulture

{Sponsored} Every year, natural disasters such as floods, fires, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes provide challenges for professionals in the horticultural production industry. These natural disasters are inevitable and, unfortunately, largely unpredictable. Across the country, greenhouses and... more »

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Tornadoes: why you need an emergency preparedness plan

{Sponsored} Throughout the spring and summer months, most regions of the United States can expect severe thunderstorms, bringing with them hail, wind, lightning and a chance of tornadoes. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration... more »

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Hidden Hazards: Inspection List to Prevent Electrical Fires

{Sponsored} The combination of wet and dry environments in a greenhouse can create a perfect storm for electrical disasters. All equipment, especially electrical, is subject to wear and degradation in an area of likely exposure to... more »