Welcome to the American Floral Endowment's Grow Pro Webinar Series! Throughout this series, our nationally recognized researchers, hosts, and speakers will offer ‘how-to’ advice based on AFE-funded and other research projects to help the industry navigate through these ever-changing growing challenges. The webinar topics are current and offer long-term opportunities for growers to focus on increased profit, greater sustainability, and improved labor efficiency. Each session includes a presentation and interactive Q&A. To see the full series calendar visit endowment.org/GrowPro.
The January 31st session of our series focuses on energy control in greenhouses.
With concerns of energy conservation and costs continuing to rise, what can growers do to make sure that they are being as efficient and effective in their production systems as possible while still maximizing profits? Dr. Both will explain a variety of considerations and options growers can look at to effectively manage energy usage in their greenhouses, including energy curtains, heating, lighting, and maintenance.
Topics will include:
• A variety of energy conservation considerations
• The benefits of energy curtains
• Upgrading to high-efficiency heaters/boilers
• Upgrading to high-efficiency LED light fixtures
• Timely maintenance practices
Speaker: Dr. A.J. Both, Rutgers University
(see bio below)