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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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04/23/2012

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Identify Risk Factors to Reduce Fire Loss

Identify Risk Factors to Reduce Fire Loss | Agra Tech

Today’s greenhouse production facilities are more costly to build, maintain and replace, so it pays to plan ahead.

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04/23/2012

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Screen Test

Screen Test | Agra Tech

Insect screens could be the solution to propagations pest problems

Most Nurseries use some form of integrated pest management (IPM). Basically, IPM involves pest prevention and monitoring as part of the management program. IPM aspects are control, sanitation/exclusion, environmental/cultural management and pesticide use. Pest management includes control via mechanical, cultural, biological and chemical means.

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04/23/2012

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Controlled Environment Greenhouse  Greenhouses  Insect Exclusion 

Insulated Glazing

Insulated Glazing | Agra Tech

Insulated Glazing or an Insulated Greenhouse? Which is best for you?

With energy costs skyrocketing, growers everywhere are looking for ways to increase energy efficiency.  One of the most obvious places growers look for savings is greenhouse glazing. The knee-jerk response for most growers is to purchase “energy efficient” insulated glazing like twin-wall polycarbonate. Depending on the crop, twin-wall may be a good choice for some growers. 

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04/23/2012

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Innovations

Innovations | Agra Tech

Innovations Keep Pace with Market Boom

Based on the assumption that continuing expansion of plant production will eventually require increased capacity, affirmation of a bullish 2001 has come fro a logical source: the National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA), the greenhouse industry has been strong, is still strong, and is going to continue to gain strength through ongoing growth.

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04/23/2012

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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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04/23/2012

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Custom Trend

Custom Trend | Agra Tech

Custom Trend growing in Structure Market

It’s no small thing. Greenhouse structures, obviously, are not a minor investment. So when it comes to shopping for a new structure, the question in the forefront of a grower’s mind is usually, “How am I going to get the best return for my investment. The answer to that question for many growers today is customization, according to manufacturers.

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04/23/2012

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Greenhouse Structure  Greenhouses 

Evaporative Cooling

Evaporative Cooling | Agra Tech

Grower 101: Using Evaporative Cooling, Part I

Find out what to use to keep your greenhouse ventilated and cool in the hot, humid summer.

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Published on:
04/23/2012

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Thermal Glazings

Thermal Glazings | Agra Tech

The best kept secret. The simple truth about infrared Thermal Greenhouse Coverings

Infrared Films were invented in 1972 to diffuse light for faster, fuller, even crop growth. The light diffusion feature of IR films averages leaf temperature and decreases stress. The diffusers raise the thermal value and slow the loss of heat in the evening. Infrared Films were not developed to save fuel, but they do. As a Bonus, the energy savings pays for the film.

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04/23/2012

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Corrosion

Corrosion | Agra Tech

Chemical potentially causing damage to greenhouse tubular/metal components

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04/23/2012

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Shade Houses provide seasonal low-cost protected space

Shade Houses provide seasonal low-cost protected space | Agra Tech

Shade structures provide protection against wind and solar radiation.  They are a useful tool for modifying the environment and extending the growing season, both in cold and warm weather.

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04/23/2012

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How to choose The Right Structure, The Right Location, The Right Planning

How to choose The Right Structure, The Right Location, The Right Planning | Agra Tech

Think about future growth when planning a greenhouse operation. Plan for the long term. Not thinking about the future can be a costly mistake if your operation expands and you have to tear down existing greenhouses to add these features later.

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04/23/2012

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Positive Pressure Systems, From Concept to Reality

Positive Pressure Systems, From Concept to Reality | Agra Tech

There is an indescribable feeling when it all connects: design, engineering, structure, and growing. It’s that elation every manufacturer feels when a new idea meets the challenge of everyday reality. When it all comes together you know your company will make an impact on the industry.

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Published on:
04/20/2012

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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 

Building Permits

Building Permits | Agra Tech

CRACKING THE CODE

Tips for obtaining a greenhouse building permit

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Published on:
04/20/2012

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