Tuesday, 03 September 2019
Round hay bales in a field
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by Jenny Beynon

Make hay while the sun shines

Any time is a good time to take stock of your energy costs, but as we look ahead to colder weather and less daylight, now is an especially good time to assess things and ensure efficient energy use this winter.
Tuesday, 27 August 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

Glasshouse climate optimisation

The use of sensors within horticulture is hardly a recent development, with thermometers, measuring boxes and CO2 sensors having been used for decades. However, the advent of wireless sensing technology, as well as the reduction in prices of such equipment, means data collection is now cheaper and
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Sunlight through the roof of a glasshouse blog
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by Jenny Beynon

Improve light transmission in your glasshouse

You may be familiar with the research – a 1% increase in light can lead to a 1% increase in production – but do you know how to realise the maximum benefit? Even the best glasshouses only transmit somewhere in the region of 60% of sunlight to the crop inside, with many achieving far less. So, what
Tuesday, 23 July 2019
Strawberries growing in a greenhouse with a vertical fan
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by Jenny Beynon

How to achieve good air movement in a glasshouse

Optimising production methods is one of the aims of many greenhouse growers. Determining what makes an optimal climate for crop quality and production, however, can be challenging, and it’s certainly worth bearing in mind that what feels comfortable to a person may be less than ideal for a crop.
Thursday, 11 July 2019
A group of people standing in a farmers field
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by Oli Coe

NFU aims for net zero carbon emissions by 2040

Farmers and growers will be looking to quantify their current carbon emissions and identify areas of improvement in response to the NFU's goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and the Committee on Climate Change announcement of  net zero carbon emissions by 2050. 
Tuesday, 02 July 2019
Strawberries growing in a greenhouse
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by Jenny Beynon

Soft Fruit growers benefit from GrowSave

You may recall that GrowSave celebrated its 10th anniversary back in 2017. While we didn’t have any big celebrations, we are proud to have been helping horticulture save energy for over a decade now, and we feel we have made a positive impact during that time.
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
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by Oli Coe

Plant powered energy savings?

I recently came across a talk about the air ‘purifying’ effect of a number of household plants, and within the talk, the speaker mentioned that alongside improved productivity within offices, the addition of a number of these plants per person resulted in energy savings of around 15%.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
A greenhouse with its roof vents open
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by Steve Leil

CCL horticulture sector saves over £3 million

A number of Horticultural businesses registered on the NFU Climate Change Levy (CCL) scheme have now completed their third Target Period reporting at the start of 2019. Data submissions have been presented to the Environment Agency and the results have been issued to all operators.
Tuesday, 07 May 2019
A herd of cows stood in a field in the English countryside.
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by Oli Coe

Net Zero… the UK’s contribution to stopping global warming

On the 02 May 2019, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) released a report titled ‘Net Zero, The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming’, which outlines targets and recommendations for all sectors across the UK, Scottish and Welsh economies, aimed at achieving a reduction in net Greenhouse
Thursday, 25 April 2019
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by Jenny Beynon

All about mushrooms

Today we are representing GrowSave* at the Mushroom Conference and on hand to answer any energy-related questions. The conference aims to bring together the industry during a time of major change, uncertainty and opportunity.

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