Crafting Greenhouse Microclimates
Commercial greenhouse growers understand that the best crops come from a carefully cultivated indoor environment. The right microclimate and delivery system ensures plants grow in an optimal setting, increasing marketable yield and maximizing profits. A Koolfog misting system influences the environment to help maximize yields during the growing season while also helping to grow healthier seeds for the next planting season. Creating the perfect microclimate within the greenhouse often involves many changing variables that are challenging to control. Determining how to best juggle each factor takes time and effort.
State-of-the-art Misting Systems
Koolfog is here to help. The ideal microclimate—one that balances a variety of competing factors—requires a well-designed fogging system. When properly designed and implemented, greenhouses can produce larger crop quantities than an outside environment, while also protecting the health of future crops.These state-of-the-art misting systems can be used for a wide variety of needs. From managing humidity levels and minimizing heat stress to delivering fertilizer, nutrition and crop protection products, see how greenhouse foggers help producers realize their commercial growing goals. Click through each section to learn more about what a Koolfog system can do for you.
Optimal humidity levels in the greenhouse contribute to plant health and development by ensuring the stomata (plant pores) remain open. When water cannot escape through the plant’s stomata during transpiration (similar to human perspiration), the photosynthesis process slows, inhibiting growth and negatively impacting yields. Misting systems induce the perfect amount of humidity into the greenhouse to create an ideal microclimate for each producer’s unique crop mix.Learn More
A plant’s ability to thrive and flourish within the greenhouse is directly impacted by the temperature within this artificial environment. Heat stress not only damages crop growth rates, but it also leads to subpar yields. Greenhouse plants require cooler temperatures to promote the enzyme activity necessary for photosynthesis. Misting systems use vaporized water droplets to turn down the heat, to minimize the pest pressure and reduce the factors that most contribute to poor plant health.Learn More
Greenhouse foggers effectively manage heat and humidity, but they also help producers deliver applications of important crop inputs, such as pesticides, insecticides and fertilizers.Tackling pest problems within the greenhouse requires a great deal of care. Greenhouse foggers can be used as part of an integrated pest management program. When temperature and humidity are at the appropriate levels, a balanced microclimate helps to keep pests at bay. Both spider mites and white powdery mildew, for example, thrive in hot conditions.Misting systems can also deliver applications of other products to positively impact plant health and crop yields. These misting systems can be used to manage a plant’s nutritional needs by distributing precise concentrations of products at appropriately timed intervals.Learn More
Quality, Durability and Performance
A greenhouse misting system (also known as a greenhouse mister, fogger or fogging system) uses a high-pressure pump, and stainless-steel misting lines installed with specialty nozzles to atomize water that is pushed throughout the line. This creates micron-size water droplets that fill the air and instantly interact with the surrounding environment. As a result, the droplets absorb heat and cool the air within moments of activating the system. In the greenhouse, foggers can be designed to efficiently reduce temperature on a very large scale.Koolfog has spent the better part of three decades designing and perfecting greenhouse foggers that help growers consistently achieve an ideal microclimate for their unique crop mix. We scrutinize every facet of a Koolfog system, from the largest to the smallest of components from pump to nozzle. Each misting system is engineered for quality, durability and performance.