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Greenhouse Plastics: It’s All in the Film 

Jim Ralles, the owner of ARI in Belmont, CA knows the greenhouse film (or plastic) market inside and out, because he’s been working with greenhouse plastics since he was a teenager, he said. He shared his knowledge and expertise with these products, which are used extensively by Agra Tech, Inc., a manufacturer of commercial greenhouses that are used by growers worldwide. Because the right type of film can maximize growing and thereby increase profits considerably, Ralles explained the different types of greenhouse film and the basic concepts behind each.

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Published on:
09/10/2018

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Anita Pound

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses  Transplant Houses  Vegetable Growing 

Agra Tech Blog: Argus Control Systems

Agra Tech Blog: Argus Control Systems | Agra Tech

Argus Control Systems is a Valuable Partner for Agra Tech

Agra Tech often works with a wide range of business partners on commercial greenhouse projects to accessorize their structures and some of them are amongst the world's finest. This blog is a company profile about Argus Controls and how this symbiotic relationship with ATI benefits its customers and ultimately, consumers. 

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Published on:
08/20/2018

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Anita Pound

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Equipment 

Sunridge Nurseries Undergoes Large Greenhouse Expansion

Sunridge Nurseries Undergoes Large Greenhouse Expansion | Agra Tech

To change with the times and integrate some of the most innovative systems and processes in the greenhouse growing industry today into their operation, Sunridge Nurseries of Bakersfield, CA embarked on a large greenhouse expansion that started earlier this year. With greenhouses and accessories from Agra Tech and construction provided by AgCon, Sunridge Nurseries is entering a new age of mechanization as they continue their role as one of the largest producers of grape stocks in the world. Sunridge currently sells to grape growers that are as far away as Brazil, Peru, and Namibia–pretty much anywhere that does not have a quarantine situation relative to importing plant material.

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Published on:
11/22/2017

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Insect Exclusion 

Oceanside Unified School District Gets Into Greenhouse Growing

Oceanside Unified School District Gets Into Greenhouse Growing | Agra Tech

Director of Community Engagement and Innovation Vicki Gravlin works for the Oceanside Unified School District that oversees 23 schools. She is in her 27th year as a teacher and administrator and a former principal of Palmquist Elementary.

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Published on:
09/11/2017

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories 

Agra Tech and Lundberg Family Farms Create a One-of-a-Kind Greenhouse

Agra Tech and Lundberg Family Farms Create a One-of-a-Kind Greenhouse | Agra Tech

If you’ve ever purchased any organic rice or rice products at your local grocery store, there’s a very good chance that they were grown at Lundberg Family Farms in Richvale, CA. Today, Lundberg Family Farms is the United States’ leading producer of organic rice and rice products as third and fourth generation Lundberg family members are still carrying on the family heritage by using eco-positive farming methods to produce nutritious and healthy rice products while improving and protecting the environment for more generations to come. “Leave the land better than you found it,” Albert Lundberg told his sons, something they still believe and practice to this day at Lundberg Family Farms.

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Published on:
08/16/2017

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Builders  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses  Insect Exclusion  Resesarch  Vegetable Growing 

Add Value with TAVA Benching

Add Value with TAVA Benching | Agra Tech

At Agra Tech we listen, we learn, and we deliver. In our 40+ years of experience we have had the opportunity to truly understand which accessories can add value to our greenhouses; knowledge that we pass on to our customers so their plants can perform the best they possibly can. With greenhouse automation on the rise, it’s clear that the industry is searching for ways to improve efficiency and cut expenses.

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Published on:
05/03/2017

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses 

Trevor Airola: The Student Becomes the Teacher

Trevor Airola: The Student Becomes the Teacher | Agra Tech

While most 24-year-olds are out there finding themselves and considering their career options, Trevor Airola has already landed the job of his life and if everything works out for the young man, it will be the only position he will ever hold.

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Published on:
03/06/2017

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure 

Agra Tech and Phoenix IRC Work Together to Create Community Farm

Agra Tech and Phoenix IRC Work Together to Create Community Farm | Agra Tech

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities helping people to survive, to reclaim control of their future and to strengthen their communities. Recently, Agra Tech, a leading manufacturer of commercial greenhouses, played an integral role in helping IRC in Phoenix, AZ to establish a small greenhouse in conjunction with their New Roots Program.

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Published on:
06/03/2016

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure  Vegetable Growing 

Micro Paradox Acquires Greenhouse System Designed and Installed by ATI

Micro Paradox Acquires Greenhouse System Designed and Installed by ATI | Agra Tech

Always on the cutting-edge of the commercial greenhouse industry, Agra Tech of Pittsburg, CA and Micro Paradox of Pleasant Grove, CA worked in close conjunction to create a commercial greenhouse system that is unique and unprecedented.

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Published on:
05/02/2016

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Builders  Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Transplant Houses 

Hayes Wholesale Nurseries in New Zealand Uses Agra Tech's Agra Benches

Hayes Wholesale Nurseries in New Zealand Uses Agra Tech's Agra Benches | Agra Tech

With customers worldwide, Agra Tech in Pittsburg, CA has greenhouses and ancillary products in countries all over the world and in this case, New Zealand is the setting for this story. Hayes Wholesale Nurseries is the New Zealand’s largest wholesale growers and suppliers of Pac geraniums, fuchsias and Pac Pelargoniums and sells to local garden centers as well as national chains throughout the country.

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Published on:
03/03/2016

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Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses 

Large Companies Tap into Agra Tech's Knowledge and Cutting-Edge Products

Large Companies Tap into Agra Tech's Knowledge and Cutting-Edge Products | Agra Tech

Agra Tech, manufacturer of commercial greenhouses and located in Pittsburg, CA, works with small growers all the way to the largest agricultural providers in the world because they value Agra Tech for its extensive experience, innovative spirit and extensive knowledge.

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Published on:
12/14/2015

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure  Insect Exclusion  Positive Pressure  Vegetable Growing 

Agra Tech and Ridder/HortiMaX North America Nurture Growing Relationship

Agra Tech and Ridder/HortiMaX North America Nurture Growing Relationship | Agra Tech

By aligning itself with top companies worldwide, Agra Tech, Inc. is able to be on the cutting edge of every aspect of the commercial greenhouse farming industry and offering its customers world-class solutions. One of these beneficial relationships is with Ridder/HortiMaX North America, a global company with local offices in Ontario, California, Wisconsin and North Carolina. By incorporating products and systems manufactured by Ridder/HortiMaX North America into greenhouses made by Agra Tech in Pittsburg, CA, it is an alliance that benefits both parties, as well as greenhouse growers and ultimately consumers.

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Published on:
09/09/2015

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses 

Seeds and Transplants Help Keithly-Williams to Grow

Seeds and Transplants Help Keithly-Williams to Grow | Agra Tech

Keithly-Williams has been one of the world’s leading growers of vegetable and fruit seeds for nearly three decades and is known for providing high-quality seeds to farmers worldwide. Through its highly-trained and knowledgeable sales force, Keithly-Williams has been making its customers happy since 1981, led by Kelly Keithly, age 70, who has been in the seed-growing industry for nearly half a century and has seen it evolve at a rapid rate. Keithly started back in 1970 as a seed salesman and today he runs a large operation that grows seeds and also grows transplants for farmers throughout the country.

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Published on:
07/13/2015

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Transplant Houses  Vegetable Growing 

Plug Connection Gets Healthy Plants Started

Plug Connection Gets Healthy Plants Started | Agra Tech

By giving young plants a great start on life since 1987, Plug Connection in Vista, CA is well-known as the west coast’s first ornamental young plant specialist. Today, it is one of the largest plug, liner and grafted vegetable liner producers in the country, providing the products, programs, services, knowledge and flexibility to serve its clients throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2000, Plug Connection purchased a greenhouse from Agra Tech, Inc. in Pittsburg, CA and today it’s become an integral part of the production processes used at the farm.

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Published on:
06/09/2015

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Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

The Finest Orchids in the World are Grown in Agra Tech Greenhouses

The Finest Orchids in the World are Grown in Agra Tech Greenhouses | Agra Tech
McLellan/Tiasuco America grows incredible orchids

By using commercial greenhouses made by Agra Tech, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of greenhouses, McLellan/Tiasuco America grows incredible orchids completely indoor. In 2000, Rod McLellan’s botanical division was purchased by the Taiwan Sugar Company (Taisuco) one of the largest orchid growers on the planet. The purchase gave Taisuco a more prominent position in North America when it bought this long-standing family farm with two large growing operations in California and Texas.

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Published on:
03/16/2015

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses  Insect Exclusion  Positive Pressure 

AB Ludvig Svennson's Climate Screens Give Greenhouse Growers More Control

AB Ludvig Svennson's Climate Screens Give Greenhouse Growers More Control | Agra Tech

By working with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of textile climate and environmental solutions, Agra Tech , Inc. of Pittsburg, CA is able to provide its clients with the ability to control their greenhouse growing applications, regardless of where they’re located or what they’re growing. A fourth generation family business run by siblings Anne and Anders Ludvigson, AB Ludvig Svennson (LS) provides a wide range of Climate Screens that are used to control the climates in greenhouses all over the world.

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Published on:
01/09/2015

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Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses  Insect Exclusion  Vegetable Growing 

LED Lighting Can Save Time and Money

LED Lighting Can Save Time and Money | Agra Tech

With LED lighting systems that can speed up the growing process more affordably than ever before, greenhouse growers are flocking to these newer, cooler and longer-lasting lighting systems that use less energy than incandescent lights. In this article, we’ll shed some light on this ever-changing technology and how LED lights can be successfully used in conjunction with commercial greenhouses manufactured by Agra Tech, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial greenhouses and accessories as well as a major distributor of associated equipment for commercial, horticultural, and agricultural growers, retail nurseries, research and education facilities.

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Published on:
11/05/2013

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Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

McPhail Farms a Greenhouse Success Story

McPhail Farms a Greenhouse Success Story | Agra Tech

A third-generation family of farmers, McPhail Farms in Lyndon, Washington has been operating a U-Pick operation and farm stand growing and selling blueberries for many years.  Seven years ago, the McPhail family began growing tomatoes in a greenhouse environment and today they produce 80,000 tomatoes annually. Selling them primarily at local grocery stores, McPhail Farms purchased two commercial greenhouses from Agra Tech, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of greenhouses, and learned how to grow amazing tomatoes consistently from classes taught through the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center’s (CEAC) annual Symposium.

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Published on:
06/27/2013

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses  Vegetable Growing 

Q&A with Michael Christian from American Hydroponics

Q&A with Michael Christian from American Hydroponics | Agra Tech

In a partnership with commercial greenhouse manufacturer, Agra Tech, Inc., American Hydroponics works closely together to enable and train its growers worldwide, so that they can grow vegetables in greenhouse environments. We sat down with Michael Christian, the president of American Hydroponics recently to discuss the growing business of growing vegetables in greenhouses and using his company’s hydroponic systems.

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Published on:
05/22/2013

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Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses 

Agra Tech's Energy Curtains Provide Control and Significant Energy Savings

Agra Tech's Energy Curtains Provide Control and Significant Energy Savings | Agra Tech

By controlling the growing environment in a commercial greenhouse and being able to manipulate the weather at any time, Energy Shield Curtain Systems manufactured by Agra Tech, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of commercial greenhouses, are used by growers throughout the country for a plethora of different uses.

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Published on:
11/13/2012

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses 

Subirrigation vs. Overhead Watering

Subirrigation vs. Overhead Watering | Agra Tech

Nutritional Effects on Poinsettia

Subirrigation is becoming an increasingly common way of watering and fertilizing greenhouse crops. A properly managed ebb-and-flow, trough or flooded floor system saves labor, water and fertilizer, and reduces nutrient pollution of groundwater and surface water.  However, new growing methods lead to new questions.

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Published on:
04/23/2012

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Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses 

Vent Screening

Vent Screening | Agra Tech

Insect Screen Installed on Roof Vents Keeps Insects Out

Due to the fact that many chemical applications are prohibited and that insects have gained resistance to insecticides, Agra Tech has engineered insect screen systems for its roof vents.

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Published on:
04/23/2012

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Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses  Insect Exclusion 

Ventilation Research. Research For Development

Ventilation Research. Research For Development | Agra Tech

Here’s an update on current university research on structures and ventilation.

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Published on:
04/23/2012

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Greenhouse Accessories  Greenhouses 

Natural Ventilation vs Retractable Roofs

Natural Ventilation vs Retractable Roofs | Agra Tech

RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS versus NATURAL VENTILATION

While retractable roof systems are the latest and trendiest in design, they may not be for everyone. When considering a retractable roof, ask yourself what it is you expect from the system. The main function of a retractable roof is hardening off crop, not ventilation.

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Published on:
04/20/2012

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouse Accessories