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Not that long ago, polythene tunnels were seen as a second-class option, opted for only by growers who did not want to incur the expense of a glasshouse, but special qualities in modern polythene covers such as spectral filters, additives and polymer technology have made polytunnels a more viable option.

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Posted in Commercial Polytunnels By Northern Polytunnels Commercial Horticulture

With the Met Office anticipating that this summer's fine weather will last throughout June, July and August, it’s becoming ever more important for soft fruit growers in the UK to look at ways in which they can adapt to increased temperatures. Whilst there are a number of methods to choose from, today we're looking at ventilation.

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Posted in Commercial Polytunnels By Northern Polytunnels Commercial Horticulture

One of the most important factors to consider when growing produce in polytunnels is ventilation, and there are certainly plenty of benefits to ensuring that there is adequate air movement inside your polytunnel.

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Posted in Commercial Polytunnels By Northern Polytunnels Commercial Horticulture

As some of you may know, we have started a little NP kitchen garden to help fill our lunch boxes and so our mum's know we are getting our greens. I'll be keeping you posted as the season goes on... as a novice myself, I will be relying on our experienced irrigation and polytunnel team for advice and giving you some helpful tips along the way too. Follow me on my journey to become ‪#‎LunchBoxSelfSufficient‬

 

First things first, irrigation.

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Posted in Hobby Polytunnels Commercial Polytunnels By Northern Polytunnels

Clear or diffused, clear or diffused…confused?

We have introduced a new polytunnel cover to our range of polythene - Super Lux 50:50. It has been developed specifically for the UK climate by world leading crop biologists from UK universities.

The benefits of diffused light can vary from crop to crop, month to month and region to region. Very highly diffusing polytunnel covers perform well under clear skies in the summer months but in cloudy conditions and during the ‘shoulders’ of the growing season when sunlight is already diffused can lead to too much light being scattered out of the greenhouse.

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Posted in Hobby Polytunnels Commercial Polytunnels By Northern Polytunnels

Without a doubt the ultimate summer sport is cricket and with the cricket season fast approaching, there’s no time like the present to get some practice…

We’ve have used our expert knowledge of steel film-clad structures and designed what we think is the best portable cricket net cage that creates the perfect batting practice area.

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Posted in Hobby Polytunnels Commercial Polytunnels By Northern Polytunnels

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Your business is important to us, we want to provide you with the highest quality products to enable you to run your business smoothly and hassle free.

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Our GROWCELL project in conjunction with Lancaster University.

The aim of this project is to develop a controlled environment growing chamber with LED Lighting, Which would produce crops with lower energy consumptions and less water in any external environment.

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Posted in Commercial Polytunnels By Northern Polytunnels

Our aim is to design a structure that will solve the issues that polythene clad structures have and bring the structure up to modern EN glasshouse standards.

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Posted in Commercial Polytunnels By Northern Polytunnels

Largely used by commercial growers and other businesses within the agriculture and horticulture industries, commercial polytunnels are a cost effective solution to growing crops and housing livestock.

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