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By IBT Staff on October 30 2018 9:02 PM

When people think of “technological disruption”, very few would think the greenhouse industry would be ripe for the picking. Yet, surprisingly, a key cog in the agricultural and research industry has really not changed much since its invention centuries ago. Materials may have improved, but the fundamental features of greenhouses have not. That has changed with the new AGT Hybrid Greenhouse, created by Terry van Gelder. According to a 2016 report by Research and Markets, the global commercial greenhouse market is projected to reach USD 29.64 billion by 2020. The strong growth rate of the greenhouse market is driven by the agriculture sector, the burgeoning cannabis industry and research and development initiatives by various companies.

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Some of the AGT Hybrid Greenhouse innovations include:

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