A collaborative approach to greenhouse maintenance

A collaborative approach to greenhouse maintenance

In Greenhouse Grower's August 2022 issue and on GreenhouseGrower.com, I wrote about strategies for successful greenhouse maintenance planning. While that article was mostly from a grower perspective, there are other models to follow.

Academic greenhouses are a unique facility type with diverse customers. The three University of Vermont (UVM) greenhouse facilities collectively provide more than 12,000 square feet of controlled environment space for plant-related research and education activities. Since the 8,000 square-foot main campus greenhouse was built in 1991, a variety of equipment has needed consistent care. Some components have required upgrades or replacement.

Derek Allen, the UVM Greenhouse Director and manager of main campus greenhouses, is supported by partners at the Physical Plant who perform preventative maintenance activities and offer expert recommendations for mechanical systems like timing for fan belt tightening and sizing for replacement pumps.

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Source: Greenhouse Grower


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