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The Most Efficient Way to Heat

SD and LD EPDM Heating Systems

Hydronic heating systems installed under the floor or bench provide optimum efficiency and superior crop quality. Here’s how Delta T Solutions’ SD and LD EPDM heating systems can save 20 to 30 percent on heating costs.
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»Cultivate’14
July 12-15, Columbus, OH

»AERGC Annual Meeting
July 21-25, Victoria, BC, Canada

»Farwest Show
August 21-23, Portland, OR

»Produce Marketing Association
Oct. 17-19, Anaheim, CA

»Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Greenhouse Conference
December 9-11, Grand Rapids, MI


Mobile Apps Help You Improve Efficiency
New technology can help you diagnose plant problems and determine how to treat them — from the palm of your hand.

greenhouse apps

Nearly 60% of American adults have a smartphone, according to Pew Research, and many of us can’t imagine life without them. But mobile devices are good for more than just texting and Facebook. Smartphones can be valuable tools for helping you run a more efficient and profitable business, thanks to a number of apps created just for greenhouse growers. Here’s a look at just a handful:

Greenhouse Pest Guide Web App

Created by Tina Smith of the University of Massachusetts and Leanne Pundt of the University of Connecticut, this app is a pest management reference guide for commercial greenhouse growers. The site can be accessed here and can be used with your browser on a smartphone or other mobile device. The app includes options for using biological controls and pesticides for a wide range of pests, including aphids, mealybugs, thrips and whiteflies, to name a few.

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Grower Profile greenhouse

Bottom Up Heat
for a Shorter Crop Cycle

In-floor heat means faster turns for Poplar Ridge Nursery.

Marion and Kristy Packett Profile Name & Location: Marion and Kristy Packett, owners, Poplar Ridge Nursery, Warsaw, Va.

Market: Poplar Ridge Nursery grows ornamental grass and native grass liners. They sell primarily to wholesale nurseries as well as some landscapers and botanical gardens.

Growing Area: Poplar Ridge Nursery has 1 acre of product under cover (greenhouse and cold frames) and 3-plus acres of field-grown stock. The facility is situated on a 45-acre farm.

About the Nursery: Poplar Ridge Nursery was founded in 2000 and produces about 80 varieties of ornamental grasses in 2-, 2.5- and 3.5-inch pots. They also offer a 72 liner tray for some varieties.

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