Alternative Energy Options for Cut Flower Growers

September 23, 2011 - 12:06

Wind turbines, solar panels and wood stoves are becoming common fixtures at nurseries and large bedding plant greenhouses. But what about other growers? Find out at the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers' National Conference and Trade Show this November is Reston, Va.

Wind turbines, solar panels and wood stoves are becoming common fixtures at nurseries and large bedding plant greenhouses. But what about other growers, particularly smaller field or hoophouse producers? What are their options for reducing inputs and increasing efficiency?

Find out at the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers' National Conference and Trade Show this November is Reston, Va. The conference week runs from Nov. 7 through Nov. 10.

Monday, Nov. 7 features the first alternative energy workshop specifically designed for cut flower growers. Speakers will examine methods and equipment such as the Dutch rotary spading machine, using solar panels in irrigation systems and making farms more energy efficient overall.

Anyone interested in these exciting new processes should plan to attend. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Reston's location, just outside Washington, D.C., makes it easily accessible.

For more information, contact the ASCFG at ascfg@oberlin.net or go to www.ascfg.org.

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