Service is perhaps the most important part of a maintenance contract. It can make available to you the help you need whenever you need it. It can also minimise the disruption you experience from routine maintenance, but which is essential to plant health and yield.

At first glance, it may not look as though there are that many things that can go wrong. Such structures consist mostly of aluminium and glass with some steel pipes running around the inside, a bit of irrigation, and a drainage system. More advanced ones have computers that automatically make adjustments to heat, light, and water as needed. With the Internet-of-everything on our doorstep, it seems that glasshouses should just about run themselves.

But they don't.

 

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