Sustainability is a topic that every day is gaining more and more importance and interest in different industries and sectors, and the horticulture industry is definitely not the exception. An example of this is Plantanova, a producer of grafted seedlings for tomatoes, peppers, watermelons, and melons. Pharis Rico, General Manager of Plantanova, talks about sustainability in the horticulture industry in Mexico.
Anthura would like to create spring in its greenhouses all year round: the ideal conditions with the ideal light level. With Svensson's PARperfect screen solution, the anthurium and orchid specialist can achieve the desired light quantity and diffusivity at crop level, regardless of the season. The result: a higher quality plant while saving energy.
At Svensson, we believe in supporting our communities and building a more sustainable future for all; which drove us to connect with The Bulb, a Charlotte-based organization that works to reduce food insecurity and provide fresh, high-quality food to those in need.
Several provinces in Canada have recently introduced rebate programs that offer financial support to greenhouse growers who invest in energy efficient equipment, consultations, services, and more. In our 2022-2023 guide, we have compiled several key rebate programs that greenhouse growers qualify for in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.
Reduced energy needs, improved plant quality and more comfortable working conditions in hot weather. These have all resulted from a recent investment in screen installations at Double H Nurseries, one of the UK’s leading suppliers to supermarkets of houseplants. As the previous decade neared its end, replacing the existing screens in about 13,000 square metres of glass was becoming a priority.
The son of a horticulturist with a passion for technology. In 1997, Arjan van Antwerpen joined the advisory branch and since 2007, he has been managing director and specialist at DLVge. Arjan is an inspired technical advisor with knowledge and extensive experience. His specialties in greenhouse horticulture? Energy, heating, and spatial development. He just happened to find himself an expert in the field of energy. "I didn't wake up one-morning thinking: I need to be in the energy corner. Something like that grows over time."
Allegro Acres, a family-owned and operated pepper greenhouse located in Ruthven, Ontario, has been trailblazing a path in sustainability and efficiency for over 20 years. Today, Gene Ingratta, President of Allegro Acres talks about what it means to be sustainable in horticulture, the challenges faced by growers in Canada, and the path to further reducing the environmental impact of growing.
From 2022-06-01 Svensson owns Hinova including its assets. Hinova will be part of the Svensson group and act as an independent production and development company, whereas all sales are performed as ClimaFlow by Svensson.
"We cannot expect a grower to suddenly become an energy producer."
Since 2019, Jeannette has been a freelance project manager at Plant Empowerment. Plant Empowerment is a data-driven cultivation philosophy that leads to more sustainable and profitable cultivation by balancing the three key growth factors. Jeannette motivates and supports growers and investors worldwide to grow according to these principles. The goal is obvious: to make horticulture more sustainable.