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While light deprivation is a general technique, widely used in horticulture, there’s more than one way to actually apply it in the greenhouse.
After deciding that light deprivation is necessary for a specific type of greenhouse production, it’s necessary to choose between temporary and full-time light blocking.
Some popular greenhouse crops have a long history of proven light deprivation treatment, while others are completely unknown.
If you’re spending a lot of money on premium greenhouse glazing in order to maximize light transmission or minimize heat gain, you’re likely wondering why you’d spend more just to cover it up.
All plants respond to light, but some of them respond a little differently than others.
It is very likely that you will need a permit, and sometimes several, to install a pond.
Traditionally, many people attempted to use packed clay as a means of keeping water from leaking into or out of a pond.
Construction ponds are ideal for water storage, such as in agriculture or construction sites where regulations aim to control air particulates.
Constructions ponds have usage beyond construction projects. The use of these ponds helps construction companies and many other industries achieve their objectives.
Construction ponds hold large quantities of liquid, generally water, in locations where water is not available or the cost to haul water is high.
Calculating the cost of a pond goes beyond looking at only the design and installation costs.
Maintenance is an important aspect of pond ownership. When done properly, it increases your enjoyment and the longevity of your pond.
A pond is an investment that should last a lifetime, and with the proper planning, design, and installation, it can be made to do so.
Once installed, how long will your pond last? That’s an important question.
With careful construction techniques and the right choice in liners, you will create a worry-free pond that won’t develop leaks for decades.
It’s easy to look at a preformed pond and believe it to be sturdy enough to do the job.
Preformed pond liners are often touted as the “answer” to many pond installation dilemmas and as an easy and affordable way to build a pond; however, their marketing claims often fall short.
While it’s true that all produced water ponds on wineries need some kind of impermeable liner, the same can’t be said for covers.
Now that you’ve explored the challenges of storing produced water from wineries and some of the common sources of it, it’s time to consider specific design parameters.
Wine may be safe to drink, but that doesn’t make it safe to release into water or soil.
The winery that ships in bulk juice may not need irrigation water, but it still needs a steady supply of fresh water for sanitizing and cleaning every part of the fermentation system.
Processed water holding pits are far from the only ponds, and similar structures, on the hydraulic fracturing site.
If you have old, existing, produced water pits, you may wonder how much work and investment it would take to get them running again.
While all produced water requires some amount of storage, there’s a big difference in how the pits are designed if you plan to simply discharge the water rather than reusing it.
All pit liners break down eventually, but some geomembranes are more durable than others.