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Agriculture

Our fully screened, positive pressure greenhouse structures provide optimal growing conditions while protecting from insects and reducing water usage, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional rigid greenhouse structures.

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Recreation

Recreation

Finding a place to play sports in colder climates can be challenging, and many structures are cost-prohibitive. We provide options for increasing the number of living turf fields that are able to be enjoyed year-round for sports, recreation, and equestrian activities.

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Aquaculture

Aquaculture

Our structures provide freshwater and saltwater aquaculture operations with ideal conditions, optimizing gas exchange and preventing freshwater intrusion into saltwater systems. Great for aquaponics, algae production, shellfish/pearl production, and aquaculture.

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Recent Projects

Brokaw Nursery Adopts Airstream Greenhouses for Citrus Production

Brokaw Nursery Airstream Greenhouse No. 2

July 2013 – VENTURA, CALIFORNIA
Rob Brokaw of avocado fame is at the helm of this multi-generational farming family. To ensure their presence in the citrus market in the face of new HLB quarantines, Brokaw ordered three Airstream tunnels, each 100 ‘ x 500’ featuring a triple-tower configuration and nearly 50,000 square feet of planting space each.

Like B&Z Nursery, Brokaw recognized he needed a reliable solution and chose Airstream Innovations to help protect their future citrus business. The first tunnel went up in July 2013 with the 2nd and 3rd tunnel over the ensuing six months. Due to the favorable climate of Ventura County, Airstream ‘s technology and Brokaw’ s operational experience the citrus tree production in these houses never cease.

“Airstream’s technology has met our requirements and exceeded expectations” .
Rob Brokaw

Brokaw currently produces over 250,000 plants per year and through the years has sold more than 10 million trees to California orchard growers. Brokaw also exports to over 45 countries worldwide.
Brokaw is proud of the work they do and visitors are always welcome

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Twenty Airstream Greenhouses in the Queue at Young’s Nursery

JULY 2015 – THERMAL, CALIFORNIA
Young ‘s Nursery has supplied California’ s commercial growers since 1954. Relying on an established  track record in the citrus industry, Young ‘s has fully embraced Airstream’ s technology, becoming one of Airstream ‘s larger scale citrus nurseries with over 10 acres in production.

The photo above shows the first two of 20 houses with a third in process. Below is house number #1 fully planted out within just a few days of inflation. An automated misting system was installed to mitigate the excess heat, however the geometry of the structure coupled with the natural evaporation of the plants produces a thriving growing environment even in extreme heat conditions that precluded its use.

One of Airstream Innovation’ s key strengths is airflow and the ability to automate it for any crop.

Young ‘s third greenhouse, featured below, shows the “bones” of the operation prior to attaching and inflating the cover. The bones being a skirt buried around the perimeter and two intake towers with downward-facing electric fans.

Airstream’ s patented wind-assisted structures include a pest protection system unparalleled in the industry.

Airstream Greenhouses provide immediate and open access to the facility. The access door is also the automated ventilation system.

When Young ‘s Nursery is fully built out, they will have nearly one-half million square feet of USDA certified protected greenhouses in year round production.

For tours, contact Airstream Innovations.

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B&Z Nursery Quadruples Production with Twelve Airstream Greenhouses

B&Z Nursery Airstream Greenhouse No. 7

AUGUST 2012 – PORTERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
B&Z Nursery orders their first of 12 Airstream 66 ‘ x 360’ wind-assisted, air-supported greenhouses.

With the 2012 USDA mandate that no citrus tree can be sold outside the quarantine areas (of which Porterville is in), citrus nurseries like B&Z have to build conventional greenhouses or try surviving in a very competitive geographically limited market, or worse, sell off to developers. Owner, Bob Zuckerman, had already invested heavily in a dutch-style 5000 square foot germination house, but he now needed over 50 times this protection.

Financing multiple acres of fixed asset buildings with design, permits, foundations, fabrication, installation, with added maintenance, security and property tax and the whole endeavor becomes untenable, especially for smaller operations. There is now a better way Zuckerman had heard about David Chelf, a physicist/inventor that solved a similar problem back in 2005 and had his own successful label.  As an experienced grower who wanted to save his business, he recognized that Airstream Innovations was the way forward.

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Structures

Agriculture

Our fully screened, positive pressure greenhouse structures provide optimal growing conditions while protecting from insects and reducing water usage, all at a fraction of the cost of traditional framed greenhouse structures.

Recreation

Finding a place to play sports in colder climates can be challenging, and many structures are cost-prohibitive. We provide options for increasing the number of living turf fields that are able to be enjoyed year-round for sports, recreation, and equestrian activities.

Aquaculture

Our structures provide freshwater and saltwater aquaculture operations with ideal conditions, optimizing gas exchange and preventing freshwater intrusion into saltwater systems. Great for aquaponics, algae production, shellfish/pearl production, and aquaculture!

In The Media next prev

  • From the outside, it looks like a crash-landed blimp. On the inside, it feels like a wind tunnel. For inventor David Chelf, this strange structure -- a high-tech greenhouse with no skeleton, whose lightweight skin is held aloft on breezes from giant fans -- looks like the future of agriculture.

    CNN

  • Airstream Innovations, Inc has announced that the USDA has certified their unique half-acre and full one-acre commercial tunnel greenhouses to protect citrus crops on commercial farms in Central and Southern California from Huanglongbing, one of the most devastating citrus diseases in the world, which is carried by the Asian citrus pysllid

    USDA