The Agra Tech Sawtooth Greehouse is a low profile single slope truss. Heated air travels up the roof slope away from the plants.
The two biggest advantages of the Sawtooth design are that it is easy to install exhaust fans mid-house in the vertical wall above the gutter and that it is designed with columns that can continue through the roof to attach an energy truss outfitted with an exterior curtain.
With a vent or opening wall on the windward sidewall and vent on leeward roof, excellent natural ventilation is achieved for happier plants and reduced cooling costs.
Sunridge Nurseries is excited to announce that it has embarked on an expansion project that will increase their overall production area by an additional 7 acres of greenhouses and shade houses. These state of the art, Agra-Tech solar light ranges will come equipped with the latest technologies in greenhouse climate and irrigation controls. By incorporating higher gutter heights, ridge roof vents and internal shade curtains, coupled with energy efficient double wall polycarbonate coverings, we expect to shorten our crop time on potted grafted vines and do it with fewer energy inputs. Other features include the addition of HAF fans and light diffusion in the polycarbonate coverings which will allows us to grow at higher crop densities without sacrificing plant quality.
The expansion project will increase our overall capacity by 2 million potted vines under a protected insect free environment. This, along with all concrete flooring and roadways throughout the entire project and our continued use of all metal benching, will help to provide for a more disease free growing area. The ability to wash down benches, floors and walkways with disinfectants both before and after vines move thru the facility is a critical step in keeping the vines free of unwanted diseases.
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