Horticultural greenhouses provide protection for crops and vegetables of all kinds in all seasons of the year and in all weather conditions. Today different types are produced and, thanks to increasingly advanced research, we are moving in the direction of systems and structures that guarantee environmental sustainability and energy saving.
In this guide we discover which are the types of greenhouses for horticulture and we see some examples of works made by Artigianfer.
Plastic greenhouses for horticulture are the most common because they have several advantages.
Plastic materials such as polyethylene and PVC lend themselves to the construction of structures of any size and plastic greenhouses can be equipped with any type of system.
Plastic is the most economical material and is therefore the preferred material for those who want to keep costs down.
Plastic greenhouses require lighter and easier to assemble supporting structures, thus reducing the incidence of construction work.
The first greenhouses, which date back to the 18th century, were made of glass: they were buildings with large glass surfaces and colonnades that supported them; initially the use was aimed at the growth of plants and, later, vegetables.
Today glass greenhouses are considered the best for horticulture. In fact, glassy materials ensure excellent resistance and last for a long time without the need for great maintenance. In addition, they are versatile: they can be equipped with any type of system and lend themselves to accommodate all types of vegetables and protected crops.
Thanks to the research carried out in this sector, Artigianfer produces highly technological glass greenhouses for horticulture.
Horticultural greenhouses are structures that must guarantee perfect climatic conditions for the growth of protected vegetables and crops. We are not only talking about temperature, but also about humidity, light, air exchange and many other characteristics that can be kept under control and managed thanks to modern systems.
Horticultural greenhouses must become a real ecosystem, which is as efficient and productive as possible and which allows to obtain the best result with minimum use of water and energy resources.
Thanks to increasingly advanced computerized systems, today's horticultural greenhouses allow to manage every process with precision and in an automated way.
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A fundamental role is played by the systems for climate control in greenhouses. Guaranteeing the crops the right microclimate, both in terms of temperature, humidity and light, is fundamental to obtain the best results in terms of quality and quantity of the products grown. Thanks to increasingly modern and technological computers, it is possible to have an automated control of the climate and recreate the ideal conditions for each type of cultivation.
Modern water management systems make it possible to consume as few resources as possible and to ensure the right irrigation for each type of vegetable and plant. Research in this field has developed a lot in recent years and today there are water systems for greenhouses that are completely automated and eco-sustainable, with the aim of saving water and maximum practicality of management.
Energy self-sufficiency is the goal that must be pursued today, even in the case of horticultural greenhouses. Photovoltaic panels, which allow both to use solar energy and to produce it, are the first choice but there are other forms of alternative energy that are already used to power greenhouses of all kinds. Hydroponic greenhouses and biomass cogeneration systems are just a few examples.
Combining efficiency, technology and eco-sustainability, the greenhouses for horticulture realized by Artigianfer are made with different types of material and equipped with advanced systems. We have created turnkey greenhouses projects that are customized in detail, according to the needs of the customers and the type of cultivation that they would have to host.
Here are some of our latest projects.
Built near Grosseto, in Tuscany, Sfera is the largest hydroponic greenhouse in Italy and is an example of how high technology can ensure efficiency, sustainability and cost-savings. Thanks to its hi-tech systems, Sfera guarantees a productivity increase of 15 times and a water saving of 80-90% compared to open field cultivation.
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To meet the needs of Ortofrutticola Vendrame we have created a Combilux greenhouse, technology of which we have the international patent, fully openable. This represents an incredible advantage in the field of greenhouses for horticulture because it allows to ventilate the greenhouse and at the same time to close it quickly in case of adverse weather conditions.
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The one realized for the Fratelli Lapietra farm is the first semi-closed Venlo greenhouse in glass in Italy. This feature makes it much more energy efficient and allows to prevent the entry of insects and pathogens that could damage the vegetables.
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Artigianfer has made research in the field of horticultural greenhouses one of his strengths. We are able to realize any type of greenhouse outlining its characteristics, from the material to the type of system, according to the specific needs of each activity and type of cultivation.
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