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Top 10 Greenhouse Industry Stories of the Week

Posted by Phil Bishop on Aug 26, 2016 4:31:02 PM

This week the articles below cover a wide range of topics in the commercial greenhouse market including Teacher Honored for Greenhouse, Growing Tomatoes, Being an Effective Leader and more!

 

U of A Master Gardener Class talks greenhouse construction

 

A greenhouse is a powerful tool for an amateur gardener, but the hows and whys of building one aren't simple questions to answer.

Fortunately, the University of Arizona Master Gardener Program can answer those questions and more. Last week at the Greenlee County Extension Office, the program held its Greenhouse Construction and Management Workshop.

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Topics: greenhouse

What Commercial Greenhouse Structure is Best for Your Business?

Posted by Phil Bishop on Aug 22, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Just as defining your market and finding your greenhouse location have variables that impact your business success, so too does the greenhouse structure. This does not only matter to new businesses but also for those of you wanting to expand or renovate your existing greenhouses. Up front, I will say what might not be the traditional thought behind buying a greenhouse and that is, each business is different and the greenhouse needs to be tailored to each business for them to be successful. Your greenhouse is the end product of your planning, not the starting point. Often, the greenhouse is thought of before the market you will be selling to, the product you are growing and even the systems that will be growing the products.

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Topics: commercial greenhouse, new greenhouse, greenhouse building process, designing a greenhouse

Are You a Business Person, Engineer or Grower?

Posted by Phil Bishop on Aug 12, 2016 11:16:59 AM

 

 

When it comes to running a commercial greenhouse, I have found that there are three general categories people fall into. These are not character defining traits or leadership defining but simply a frame of reference for decision making. Even within these three types the lines blur, because in order to run a successful greenhouse all are critical and each owner, manager or supervisor will make decisions involving every topic. This post is less about defining yourself and more about being self-aware of your strengths. If you know what your strengths are you can supplement your weaknesses by adding other people to your team that are strong in the differing categories. By doing this your management team will be well rounded as a whole. As you read through think about where your strengths lie.

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Topics: greenhouse growing, greenhouse market, greenhouse, greenhouse project, greenhouse specs

TOP 10 GREENHOUSE INDUSTRY STORIES - 08/05/2016

Posted by Phil Bishop on Aug 5, 2016 11:39:23 AM

This week the articles below cover a wide range of topics in the commercial greenhouse market incuding aquaponics systems, benifits of LEAN, greenhouse heating and more!

USDA Grant to UTRGV Nurtures New Scientists to Address Food Challenges

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Topics: greenhouse, energy costs, delta t, Aquaponics, Insect Control, Plant Factory, FFA

Top 10 GREENHOUSE INDUSTRY Stories - 07/30/2016

Posted by Phil Bishop on Jul 29, 2016 10:31:10 AM

This week the articles below cover a wide range of topics in the commercial greenhouse market incuding Asian Citus Psyllid, 'Ugly Produce', LEDs on Microgreens, Bella Verdi expansion and more!

Greenhouse Opens, Aids ACP Fight

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Topics: greenhouse grants, greenhouse market, greenhouse, new greenhouse, Insect Control, Leafy Greens, LED, Plant Factory, Greenhouse Operations, Psyllid, FFA, Aphids, Whole Foods

GREENHOUSE INDUSTRY WEEK IN REVIEW - 07/22/2016

Posted by Phil Bishop on Jul 22, 2016 10:53:38 AM

This week the articles below cover a wide range of topics in the commercial greenhouse market incuding Top 100 growers talking production, growing crops in low-earth orbit, aquaponics, Drones and more!


 

Beer Brewers are Growing Fresh, Local Hops in LED Lit Greenhouses

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Topics: greenhouse business, greenhouse, new greenhouse, Aquaponics

GREENHOUSE INDUSTRY WEEK IN REVIEW FOR WEEK OF 07/15/2016

Posted by Phil Bishop on Jul 15, 2016 10:46:33 AM

This week the articles below cover a wide range of topics in the commercial greenhouse market incuding farming with fish poop, lighting research, high tunnels and more!


 

Martket the Experience of Gardening, Minus the Fuss

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Topics: greenhouse business, greenhouse, Aquaponics, Greenhouse lighting

A Deeper Look at Finding Your Market

Posted by Phil Bishop on Jul 11, 2016 12:46:21 PM

Knowing your market or outlet, for the produce you will be growing and selling to, is as important as your growing facility. Who and where are your customers? Understanding your market points you in the right direction of narrowing down your greenhouse location. This is covered in our initial and the 3rd post, in this series. Highlights being market size, who the buyers are and planning for the future.

Let’s dive a bit deeper into why you need to understand your market.

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Topics: greenhouse business, starting a greenhouse business, greenhouse market, commercial greenhouse, greenhouse, new greenhouse, vegetable greenhouse

GREENHOUSE INDUSTRY WEEK IN REVIEW FOR WEEK OF 07/01/2016

Posted by Phil Bishop on Jul 1, 2016 11:17:08 AM

 

This week the articles below cover a wide range of topics in the commercial greenhouse market incuding can plants gamble?, CSA programs, growing food for an island, high tunnel workshop and more!

Can We Grow Food On Mars?

Entire Article Here > http://earthsky.org/space/can-we-grow-food-on-mars

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Topics: greenhouse market, commercial greenhouse, greenhouse, vegetable greenhouse, Aquaponics, Educational Greenhouses

Does Your Greenhouse Location Matter and How do You Pick One?

Posted by Phil Bishop on Jun 29, 2016 3:42:48 PM

I had originally titled this post in our series, Commercial Vegetable Greenhouse: Starting from Square One, “Land,” boring I know but to the point. After thinking about who our customers are and where growers are wanting to build their greenhouses, I changed it to the title “Growing Location”.  Yes, another blockbuster title.

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Topics: civil engineering, greenhouse land, building time frames, building codes for greenhouse, greenhouse erection, building codes, city codes, greenhouse, new greenhouse, construction, site design

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