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DELTA-TUBE™ LD EPDM Rubber Tube In-Ground Heating Improves Plant Health

DELTA-TUBE LD EPDM

The 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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Events
Visit with Delta-T at these industry events:

»New England Vegetable & Fruit Conference
Dec. 17-19, 2013, Manchester, NH

»MANTS (Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show)
Jan. 8-10, 2014, Baltimore, MD

»CENTS (Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show) Marketplace
Jan. 13-15, 2014, Columbus, OH

»Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association
Jan. 20-22, 2014, Sandusky, OH

»Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Show
Jan. 28-30, 2014, Hershey, PA

»World Ag Expo/Tulare Farm Show
Feb. 11-13, 2014, Tulare, CA

»ProGreen Expo
Feb. 11-14, 2014, Littleton, CO

»Greenhouse Tomato Shortcourse
March 4-5, 2014, Raymond, MS


3 Steps for Growing
More Sustainably

Growing sustainably makes good business sense, and it doesn’t require a big investment to improve efficiency and reduce your environmental footprint.

greenhouse sustainability

Research 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:

  • They were grown with reduced chemical usage
  • They were grown in energy-efficient greenhouses
  • They were grown in environmentally friendly pots
  • They were high quality

The good news for greenhouse growers is that keeping sustainability top of mind often betters your bottom line ...

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Case Study Delta T

Green Valley Greenhouse Saves Labor with Flood Floors
Brad Wolf, President of Green Valley Greenhouse, is managing more crops with less labor, thanks to a new flood irrigation system.

Brad Wolf

Growers 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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