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LD EPDM Rubber Tube In-Ground Heating Improves Plant Health
cost-effective DELTA-TUBE LD EPDM Rubber Tube in-ground heating system is ideal for growers who want
to install an affordable hot water heating system.
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with Delta-T at these industry events:
England Vegetable & Fruit Conference
Dec. 17-19, 2013, Manchester, NH
(Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show)
Jan. 8-10, 2014, Baltimore, MD
(Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show) Marketplace
Jan. 13-15, 2014, Columbus, OH
Produce Growers & Marketers Association
Jan. 20-22, 2014, Sandusky, OH
Fruit and Vegetable Show
Jan. 28-30, 2014, Hershey, PA
Ag Expo/Tulare Farm Show
Feb. 11-13, 2014, Tulare, CA
Feb. 11-14, 2014, Littleton, CO
March 4-5, 2014, Raymond, MS
Steps for Growing
sustainably makes good business sense, and it doesn’t require a big investment to improve
efficiency and reduce your environmental footprint.
has shown that consumers are interested in (and willing to pay more for) sustainably grown plants. When
consumers were surveyed a few years back at the National Poinsettia Cultivar Trial Consumer Open House at Purdue
University, some of the reasons they said they’d be willing to pay more for sustainably grown poinsettias
were grown with reduced chemical usage
- They were grown in energy-efficient greenhouses
- They were grown in environmentally friendly pots
were high quality
good news for greenhouse growers is that keeping sustainability top of mind often betters your bottom
Valley Greenhouse Saves Labor with Flood Floors
Wolf, President of Green Valley Greenhouse, is managing more crops with less labor, thanks to a new
flood irrigation system.
are known for being perpetually busy, and Brad Wolf is no exception. As President of Minnesota-based Green
Valley Greenhouse, he manages 13 acres of covered space, growing annuals, Easter lilies, mums and poinsettias.
When he decided to expand the operation with a new greenhouse, he knew he wanted to incorporate flood
irrigation into the design. “We can water a lot of plants with very little labor,” Wolf says, adding that
the system allows a single grower to manage a lot more plants. “And we can change our spacing pattern on the
floor without being limited by traditional irrigation tubes.”
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