Thursday, 17 January 2019
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by Mike Bond

Energy efficiency… not glamorous but effective

The global effort to reduce manmade emissions of the greenhouse gas CO2 has always been a two-pronged assault. Energy usage is reduced by efficiency improvements and decarbonised through renewable sources.
Thursday, 03 January 2019
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by Oli Coe

Sending food to Space

Towards the end of last year, negotiators gathered in Poland for the UN Climate Change Conference to discuss possible measures to halt global warming, whilst news emerged of a projected carbon emissions increase of more than 2% (compared with a 1.6% rise last year).
Thursday, 13 December 2018
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by Ed Hardy

It’s the most... expensive time of the year

As the winter sets in and the days get colder and shorter, maintaining a productive growing environment can be a challenge. For those targeting year-round production, keeping crops warm and well-lit, this can be an expensive time of year with high heating and electricity bills.
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
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by Steve Leil

Climate Change Levy rate set to increase in April 2019

With the upcoming closure of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (known as the CRC), in April 2019, almost every business will see a significant increase in their energy costs. As the government loses revenue from one scheme, it was decided an increase in Climate Change Levy (
Thursday, 22 November 2018
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by Ed Hardy

GrowSave’s first soft fruit focused event

Over the last 11 years, GrowSave has established itself as a source of knowledge transfer for the horticulture sector, focusing specifically on Protected Edibles (PE) and Protected Ornamentals (PO). Recently, however, we have had the opportunity to include Soft Fruit (SF) in our programme.
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
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by Ed Hardy

The seasons are changing; so should your climate settings

What can you do to ensure your greenhouse is winter ready and you don’t waste vital heat, energy and money? As the days become shorter and the temperature drops, it’s important to make sure your climate settings are correct.
Tuesday, 13 November 2018
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by Jenny Beynon

Being more energy efficient could save £400bn a year

Read our top five energy related news stories from the last couple of weeks. Energy is always in the news in one way or another, from renewable energy technology advancements and the latest from the ‘big six’ energy suppliers to advancements in energy saving and sustainability. In this blog, we
Thursday, 11 October 2018
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by Ed Hardy

The best way to circulate air in a glasshouse

On Tuesday 09 October, a group of around 20 growers attended a GrowSave event on Air Movement, hosted by W. D. Smith and Son near Battlesbridge, Essex. The day was split into two sessions:
Tuesday, 09 October 2018
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by Ed Hardy

Sharing is caring

Over the past few months, GrowSave, a knowledge sharing project that we deliver on behalf of AHDB Horticulture, has been running a pilot study group implementing Next Generation Growing (NGG) techniques in the UK horticulture sector. The group is a mix of growers of protected edibles, soft fruit
Thursday, 13 September 2018
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by Ed Hardy

The benefits of double screens

The use of screens in horticulture is fairly common these days. Many different types exist, each designed with a specific function in mind. All screens will reduce light transmission to some extent; the most transparent screens will allow around 90% of the light through, while a blackout screen

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