Research with Marjoland delivers beter greenhouse climate
Marjoland, one of the most prominent rose growers in the Netherlands,
participated in a research project to inprove the greenhouse climate. The research of last year proved succesful. The research was done in conjunction with the newly installed Outside Air Intake Installation that was installed in 2010. The research was done by Wageningen University and Research division Glass Greenhousing, in colaboration with LetsGrow.com. The result is a sifnificantly improved greenhouse climate and a lowered energy usage.
You can read the complete article on the website of Energiek2020.nu.
Always logged in
LetsGrow.com has added the possibility to stay permanently logged in. In the upper right corner login section is added the option "Stay logged in".
This option is used per PC. When your computer is used with one Windows user profile on one PC and each user has it's own LetsGrow.com account, then the permanently logged in function cannot be used.
Please use the function with caution. Be advised that everybody using your pc can also use your LetsGrow.com account, without loggin in first.
You can disable the permanently logged in function easily by clicking "log out" and unchecking the checkbox.
The New Growing
The New Growing (TNG) (Dutch: Het Nieuwe Telen (HNT)) has become standard practise. TNG embodies the philosophy of growing energy conscious while maintaining or improving production. The new working method centers around the crop and avoid unnecessary use of fossil fuels.
Visit the site Energiek2020.nu for a video for concrete examples. LetsGrow.com is closely involved with presenting the data in a clear and understandable format to it's users. Calculationmodels are present to give more insight in physics related processes that play a role in TNG.
The calculationmodels are freely available on Internet as part of the handbook TNG via:
Fruitvegtable crops longing for light
"The plants are full of fruit and longing
for light!", that is the the sound in practice. "The crop color is sometimes a bit light and the nights are kept cool to keep strength in the plants". The result is that the fruits do not ripen to fast and that the crop harvest for coming weeks is adjusted. But what about the light?
LetsGrow.com invests in new servers
www.LetsGrow.com not available on Saturday, September 17
For some time we are preparing a transition to new, powerful servers for LetsGrow.com. The main aim of the new servers is that we can meet the increasing number of subscribers. We also want to increase performance in order to speed up the data access and applications for our customers. In addition, the new hardware opens the opportunity to develop additional applications and services.
Meanwhile, the new servers are purchased and installed. The following week, various tests on the servers will be performed. On September 17 the software will be moved from the old to the new servers.
We have evaluated different scenarios for the conversion. The LetsGrow.com databases are of substantial size, hence the transfer from the old to the new servers will take some time. To minimize risk of data loss and to avoid complex procedures, Friday evening, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 www.LetsGrow.com is unavailable for customers.
As far as we can see no data will be lost during the time that LetsGrow.com is not available due to the fact that most devices can buffer data locally.
We will try to perform the transition as quickly as possible and expect that somewhere during September 17 LetsGrow.com all functionality will be available again.
If you have anny questions about the above then please contact us via email@example.com.
Jack van Dongen wins Horticulture Digital iPad!
The iPad that was raffled off to visitors to the Horticulture Digital Square was won by Jack van Dongen (Terheijden). LetsGrow.com was one of the participants of this square during the Horticulture Relations days in Gorinchem.
Jack was the owner of a cut-plant and cut-flowers nursery for many years. He called it a healthcare nursery, because he also offered work to a group of people with limited intellect. When the healthcare nursery grew too large, he decided to work for a garden centre. His own nursery became a side-business, but still with a size of 1.5 hectares.
Jack continues to monitor developments in ornamental horticulture. This is why he also visited the Horticulture Relations days in Gorinchem. Innocuously putting the winning ticket in the post box, he was lucky at the Horticulture Digital Square. Jack’s reaction was: “I have never won anything in my life!”
The iPad was donated on behalf of the participating companies at the Horticulture Digital Square: Q-ray, LetsGrow, Groeinet, E-man, Uniware, FloraHolland, Koper Automatisering, Van Aken Automatisering, Ctac, Florilog, Frugicom and Florecom.
LetsGrow.com’s new website
TuinbouwCommunicatie and Mocca are now the editors of LetsGrow.com. This will mean that the website will feature more news and interviews.
Collaboration with E-man: CHP return
LetsGrow.com has developed an application for you with E-man Software to clearly see the return of your CHP. The CHP return application using LetsGrow.com gives E-man the data of gas use of your CHP and the gross electricity production in real-time.
If required, E-man receives the validated measuring data from the measuring company a day later. With this, the electric return on the CHP and the number of hours of operation can be calculated.
I4All, the perfect plant sensor
LetsGrow has introduced a new plant sensor: the i4All. This plant sensor measures the following variables: greenhouse temperature, RV, CO2, PAR and the plant temperature. In addition, the i4All is easy to equip with extra sensors, such as the Wet-sensor.