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AUS: Retractable Greenhouse Roof Protects Plants

AUS: Retractable Greenhouse Roof Protects Plants

Koala Produce in Gatton, Queensland, is now producing all of its young plants inside a greenhouse with a retractable roof. Anthony Staatz of Koala says the retractable roof greenhouse design will allow the company to grow plants outside to make them strong and hardy, while also protecting the plants from extreme rain, hail, wind and heat. Staff have found that water management is easier than they expected since they installed irrigation booms. If plants were too dry, they could easily water them and if plants were too wet, it was easy to dry out the plants simply by retracting the roof. Koala staff constructed the greenhouse themselves with the assistance of a local construction builder who had never built a greenhouse before.

(Source: freshplaza.com)