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Wanted: Epic greenhouse construction anecdotes from the past

Dutch writer Clemens Soszna is planning on writing a book about the history of the greenhouse construction.Photos fromFacebook Nostalgia WestlandHistoryClemens Soszna is looking for interesting stories regarding greenhouse construction. For several years, he has been publishing stories from Westland's history.....

US (NH): CO2-powered greenhouse ready for construction

Construction on the site for the Northern Country Growers’ greenhouse project will start soon, maybe as early as next week, said Dr. Richard Rosen.Rosen, chief executive officer of AmericanAgEnergy, outlined the Berlin project at the North Country Council’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy meeting.....

CAN (NU): Greenhouse crowdfunding yields more than expected

A teacher in Nunavut who turned to crowdfunding for a modest greenhouse to grow vegetables with his students is revising his plans after Canadians responded with a bumper crop of donations.Adam Malcolm originally asked for $4,500 on GoFundMe for a greenhouse about the size of a garden shed to grow fresh.....

Drone footage: Construction at CombiVliet

The new greenhouse of Dutch tomato grower CombiVliet is almost closed. To show of their hard work, the greenhouse builders of Havecon made a very nice video on the project."The men of steel were working hard in March, erecting the steel columns and trellises, and installing the gutters. The glazers could.....

US (AR): Table grapes in high tunnels

"At the University of Arkansas, Dr. Elena Garcia is conducting research on growing table grapes in high tunnels. I have seen her present results at two conferences, the last being at the Arkansas/Oklahoma Horticulture Industries Show in January. I find the preliminary results interesting, since table grapes.....

Russia: Dutch greenhouse to be built in North Caucasus

Dutch greenhouse manufacturer BOM plans to begin construction of a greenhouse complex this year, in the Zelenchuksky district of Karachay-Cherkessia situated in the North Caucasus of Russia, reports Construction.RU via TASS news agency.According to the Minister of Economic Development of the Republic, Aliya.....

Nigeria: Getting started with greenhouse cultivation, step by step

Do you want to start your own business? Greenhouse farming in Nigeria can be your option. NAIJ has put together a complete step-by-step guide.The first thing you need to think of is how much space you need for growing plants. Do not forget that greenhouse farming is a long term investment. It means that you.....

US (ND): Carbon supply plan could lead to greenhouse on the prairie

A North Dakota regional power cooperative is developing methods for capturing and using carbon dioxide emissions that may impact the coal industry's larger struggle to reduce emissions and meet pending federal regulations.Great River Energy is seeking funding from North Dakota's Lignite Research Council for.....

Pegasus Food Futures finalizes plans for Abu Dhabi facility

Pegasus Food Futures, which launched just last month, are now announcing the finalisation of their Abu Dhabi facility.The organisation is aimed at providing solutions to global food supply challenges through operations and innovations in livestock, feed stock and food production.Plans for their new facility.....

Tomato nursery Gie de Brocs (France):

"Safely cleaning and applying coatings with the Top Cleaner"

In 2016 construction of the first Gie des Brocs 4 hectares greenhouse in Lapouyade had been completed. The second greenhouse of 4 hectares is expected to reach completion this year. Being a grower you’re always keen to aim for the best results and getting the most out of your greenhouse, certainly given the.....

Greenhouses bring fresh produce to Bhutan

Its location in the highlands makes it a daunting challenge for the people of Merak to engage in any sort of agricultural practises.Being located 3,500 metres above sea level means even small kitchen gardens wither in the biting cold that is accompanied by stormy winds from the snow-capped mountains.However,.....

US: UF organizing advanced nutrient management online training

Join the 488 growers who have successfully graduated from Greenhouse Training Online courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). This advanced course is designed for experienced growers or technical managers in the US and other countries. The course is offered in English and Spanish......

China: Hail damages over 2000 greenhouses in Changfeng

On 14 May, Hefei encountered strong weather conditions, which even caused hail in a lot of areas. The sudden hailstorm caught the owners of many greenhouses in the Gangji and Qingfengling villages in Changfeng off guard. The Hefei Organic Fuxi Fruit and Vegetable Plantation Cooperative in Qingfengling was.....

US (WA): Commissioners explore marijuana greenhouse option

Outdoor cannabis farming in Chelan County could hinge on whether state law will permit commercial production in filtered greenhouses. The Wenatchee World reports these types of operations would produce a single crop per year. They are less expensive to build and operate because they are unheated and not.....

Greenhouses cover 11,400 hectares in Iran

The area under greenhouse cultivation in Iran has increased by 37.2% since President Hassan Rouhani took office in August 2013 to reach 11,425 hectares, Deputy Agriculture Minister Mohammad Ali Tahmasebi said.“Some 3,000 hectares of greenhouses have been set up over the period. The construction of every one.....

Nepal: Young tomato growers turn to plastic tunnels

Tomato cultivation using plastic tunnels has been gaining popularity in Pokharathok of Arghakhachhi, due to its higher productivity and income compared to traditional cereal crops production.The out-of-season cultivation of tomato has been bringing good income to many farmers.Nearly 100 farmers have been.....

by Phil Bishop, Stuppy

Choosing greenhouse ventilation

In a greenhouse, ventilation is tied with light and irrigation as the most important aspects of growing plants. Strictly talking about plant requirements, ventilation drives gas exchanges in the greenhouse, plant respiration and temperatures. In its basic form, ventilation is the process of moving air from.....

Philippines: Palawan governor in the market for Chinese greenhouse

The province of Palawan and a Chinese agricultural company are discussing a possible $50-million agriculture development project that involves growing plants in a greenhouse.This was disclosed by Hainan Runda Modern Agricultural Co., Ltd. general manager Li Baoyou to Philippine-based journalists who were.....

Guardia Civil raids marijuana greenhouses in Almeria

Police raided two marijuana greenhouses and set the stashes alight in the latest incarnation of Operation Choclo.Properties in Tabernas and La Canada were targeted as armed Guardia Civil officers made two arrests and seized €6,000 in cash, 494 marijuana plants and complex growing equipment. It was the latest.....

New investment announced to empower young Canadians in agriculture

Canada's Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay has announced a two-year investment of up to $5.2 million for the Agricultural Youth Green Jobs Initiative to attract young Canadians to green jobs within the agriculture and agri-food sector.The initiative follows through on a Government of.....

Afghanistan: Greenhouse produce increased by 20% in Farah

The Afghan ministry of agriculture, irrigation and livestock (MAIL) said on Thursday that produce grown in greenhouses has increased by 20 percent in Farah province in the past year, which in turn will increase the revenue generated in the sector by local farmers to an expected $30 million USD for this.....

Nearly half of the world's greenhouse vegetable area located in Asia

The latest 2017 statistics for global greenhouse vegetable growing areas by continent has been compiled by Cuesta Roble Consulting. The breakdown is: Europe- 173,561 ha. South America- 12,502 ha. North America- 7,288 ha. Asia- 224,974 ha.Africa- 36,993 ha.Oceania- 2,036 ha. Antarctica - 0.02 ha. (research.....

Registration open for summer greenhouse and horticultural lighting course

Registration for the summer session of the award-winning Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting Course in Michigan State University Extension’s College of Knowledge is now open. Growers or other interested participants can sign up until May 31, 2017, and students will have from June 1 through Aug. 31, 2017,.....

Canada: Greenhouse fruit and vegetable sales up 3.6%

Greenhouse products accounted for 78.5% of all greenhouse, nursery and sod sales, Statistics Canada reports. Greenhouse fruit and vegetable sales were up 3.6%, while flower and plants sales (including resales) increased 0.9%. Ornamental product sales (including greenhouse flowers and plants, nursery.....

US: Virginia growers get ahead of spring thanks to greenhouse tech

Farmers will have fresh, local summer produce available sooner than ever this spring, thanks to technology that can add several weeks to growing seasons.“I try to get my tomatoes and the occasional cucumber plants started in my hot houses in the beginning of January,” explained Matt Eustace, owner of.....

US (MN): Students prepare for aquaponic harvest

Something fishy is going on at the New Ulm High School greenhouse.Senior Desirae Hertling squealed with delight as she entered the greenhouse and ran over to a cluster of small sprouts.Lettuce, spinach, tomatoes and wildflowers tended to by the school’s agriculture students are just beginning to grow in the.....

Heavy snowfall hits Turkish strawberry greenhouses

As a result of heavy snowfall, a large area with strawberry greenhouses have collapsed in Turkey. Especially growers near İnegöl, a city in the Bursa Province have been afected by the snowfall of April 23.Strawberry crops are an important part of the economy in and around İnegöl. The heavy snowfall.....

South Africa: Minister Zokwana visits SUNfarming project

South African Minister of Agriculture Senzeni Zokwana visited the SUNfarming project at the North West University in Potchefstroom. The solar powered vegetable project was born from a partnership between SUNfarming and the University of Potchefstroom in 2013, establishing the first Solar Training centre in.....

Russia: New year-round greenhouse complex to arise in Rostov

A new large greenhouse complex will be constructed in Rostov districts of the Yaroslavl region. Acting Governor of the Yaroslavl region Dmitriy Mironov and business representatives signed several agreements for the plans during a meeting held on Thursday 20 April. One of the agreements was related to the.....

Hokkaido greenhouse to enable production in the "coldest city on earth"

VIDEO With temperatures that can drop to -50 Celsius, Yakutst in Siberia is often described as one of the coldest city in the world. While there is only 5 hours of daylight, a new greenhouse project is expected to enable local greenhouse production. The greenhouses are designed with special installation and help.....

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US (AR): High tunnels found to increase berry production

A University of Arkansas study has found that using high tunnels in berry production can increase yields, extend the harvest season, and improve fruit quality compared to field production. However, care must be taken to manage pests.In the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education.....

CAN (NS): Crowdfunding for greenhouse in remote Inuit village

A Nova Scotian teacher in Canada’s far north was appalled by the sky-high grocery prices has launched an innovative way to reduce the exorbitant cost of living.Adam Malcolm is asking his home province to pitch in to help pay for a greenhouse so people can grow fresh produce in his remote Inuit community, a.....

US (VA): Loudoun farmer plans hydroponics greenhouse

When it comes to farming in Loudoun County, the Virts family has about as much experience in the trade as the U.S. has being a country.Since the 1790s, the Virts family has lived and farmed in the Hillsboro area of the county -- producing some 12 generations of farmers and seeing the transformation of.....

UK: New CO2 best practice guide for protected crops now available

A review paper by G. Hayman which has summarised relevant R&D funded work on CO2 usage in glasshouses. This paper formed the basis of the information in this online guide: AHDB Horticulture Factsheet 10/09 'Energy management in protected cropping'.It pulls together currently available information and it.....

The effects of smart glass on plants

Swinburne University researchers have completed the first stage of a study of how smart glass and photovoltaic cells can improve the growing environment and decrease energy use in greenhouses.Smart glass can adjust in colour throughout the day, potentially creating a more optimal climate for plants.Baohua.....

US (CA): Mad River Hospital reveals new hydroponic greenhouse

Mad River Community Hospital is one of the first hospitals to serve fresh produce from an on-site garden and greenhouse to patients as well as in the hospital's Garden Cafe. The new hydroponic greenhouse will help the hospital provide even more healthy food to patients all year round.Graham Gagne, Mad.....

Mayur Patel, Sabar Agro Seeds:

"Horticulture production in India has exploded"

Sixty per cent of the Indian economy is based on agriculture. And now horticulture is booming: more and more farmers are switching to horticultural products. The typical horticultural regions are Maharastra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Sabar Agro Seeds, in Gujarat, is the second largest supplier of seeds for.....

What are the start-up costs of a greenhouse business?

As farmlands disappear at an increasing rate, many suburban and urban farmers are turning to high density CEA techniques to bring greenhouse businesses into the suburbs and, increasingly, into the urban core.In Controlled Environment Agriculture, the aim is to “provide protection and maintain optimal growing.....

How essential are thermal screens for an energy efficient greenhouse?

It is now well proven that retractable thermal screens can save energy without having a detrimental effect on plant growth or quality; and you might even argue that a screen is now also an essential tool for both energy saving and greenhouse environment optimisation.Several projects have shown the huge.....

US (PA): Student greenhouse open for business

Teens and Greens, a greenhouse off Molly Pitcher Highway, is run by students at Franklin County Career and Technology Center. The greenhouse opened for the season on Tuesday.“We offer annuals, perennials, tomatoes and most vegetables,” said Nathanial Witmer, a junior at FCCTC and James Buchanan who works in.....

Niels Klapwijk, NatureFresh:

Canada: More acreage makes for challenging greenhouse cucumber market

Additional acreage is just one of the challenges currently faced by some Canadian greenhouse cucumber growers. “We’re all struggling a little bit with supply right now,” says Niels Klapwijk of Leamington, Ontario-based Nature Fresh Farms. “There’s quite a big increase in acreage —not only in Ontario but also.....

US (FL): Homestead fertilizer plant due back online

The City of Homestead’s composting facility, which turns the city’s bio-solid waste into super-strength fertilizer, is expected to come back online within the next four months after a year-long pause in operations to sort out operational issues.In April 2016, after the discovery of odor issues and improper.....

US (IL): MVTHS approves greenhouse bid

Mt. Vernon Township High School is moving forward with building a new greenhouse despite concerns raised about the high cost of the project.The MVTHS Board of Education Tuesday approved a bid of $454,052 from Shores Builders to construct the new greenhouse and install an air-conditioning system in the.....

Paul Brentlinger, CropKing:

"There is no such thing as a typical greenhouse build"

Paul Brentlinger grew up around CropKing, a greenhouse service company founded by his parents Dan and Marilyn in the early 1980s. He grew his first hydroponic greenhouse crop before he was ten. Known for their personal service, CropKing now services nearly 700 commercial hydroponic growers throughout the.....

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US (AZ): Tomato & Lettuce Intensive Workshops return at CEAC

Where else can you receive a semester of university coursework in one week? CEAC Intensive Workshops strategically present content throughout the week, combining classroom lectures with hands-on application, and are for growers of all levels.Due to demand, the frequency of these workshops has been increased.....

by Amanda Williams

Starting plants indoors for field production

So, you want to start seeds for the garden or greenhouse this season. This is a great idea for so many reasons. Besides being cost-effective, starting seeds and transplanting supports crop uniformity, earlier harvests, controlled germination conditions and a more efficient use of valuable growing space.by.....

Pink tomatoes taking over Polish greenhouses

Despite being more expensive than traditional tomatoes, more and more Polish consumers are reaching for 'Malinowe' raspberry tomatoes. Now available year round in most grocery stores and supermarkets around Poland, the tomatoes are imported from Spain during the winter season when supply becomes less.....

Lebanese demo greenhouse to study improvement of water efficiency

In Lebanon, like in the rest of the Middle East, water is scarce. Although rainfall is comparable with that of the Netherlands during eight months of the year, the summer months are hot and dry. Together with local companies, Wageningen University & Research will build a demonstration greenhouse.....

Havecon crew glazing at full speed

It's full speed glazing at Dutch tomato grower Combivliet. Last week the first container with glass arrived at the construction site and as many as seven teams got started right away. "It looks like all our glaziers are getting to work on the same project," Havecon notes.The first glass is already.....

Improved Eclipse LD:

All-purpose removable shading also effective in thin layers

Eclipse LD is a standard liquid screening solution for many crops. It blocks all wavelengths to an equal degree and protects crops throughout the whole season against excessive light and heat. The improved formulation, available since this season, is more wear resistant in thinner layers than alternative.....

Canada: Quebec government invests in Nunavik greenhouses

The Quebec government is putting $5 million over three years into developing greenhouse gardening in the far north, where the normal growing season lasts for less than 100 days.Two community greenhouses already exist in Kuujjuaq, 1,400 kilometres north of Montreal — the main town in the Quebec Inuit.....

Canada moving towards legalization of cannabis

The Government of Canada has introduced legislation to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis.The proposed Cannabis Act would create a strict legal framework for controlling the production, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis in Canada. Following Royal Assent, the proposed.....

US (CA): Behind the scenes at the Monsanto greenhouse

On a sprawling campus in Woodland, California, Monsanto chips away at making a juicier melon, a more shelf-stable onion, a tomato that doesn't go limp in shipment, and other foods made using traditional breeding techniques augmented by high-tech tools.Business Insider recently toured Monsanto's global.....

US (NV): MedMen greenhouse gets off ground

MedMen Mustang, the 45,000-square-foot cultivation and manufacturing project just outside Reno, Nevada, received its building permit recently clearing the way for structures to start going up on the site, including a state-of-the-art greenhouse imported from Holland.Construction is expected to be completed.....

US (PA): Fort Cherry High School dedicates greenhouse

Fort Cherry High School dedicated its greenhouse Thursday at a ceremony that drew school administrators, faculty, staff and students.The greenhouse, which cost about $35,000, replaces a 40-year-old greenhouse that Dr. Trisha Craig, director of curriculum, said had become “a safety hazard.” The greenhouse is.....

US (TN): Vanderbilt greenhouses promote faculty research, student involvement

Vanderbilt’s greenhouses are used for research by faculty from the Department of Biological Sciences for several courses and by students who come to visit.If you visit the greenhouses, you will be greeted by greenhouse manager Jonathan Ertelt.Ertelt has worked in botany for years, from work at Cheekwood.....

By Tantalus Labs:

Canada: Whitepaper explores MMJ greenhouse market in British Columbia

Tantalus Labs was founded to advance frontiers. The recent completion of SunLab, a new generation of purpose-built cannabis greenhouse, was a milestone many called impossible."We believed that if we shared our vision transparently and passionately, that we would be joined by other British Columbian.....

US (MI): Respirator guidelines to meet new Worker Protection Standards

Growers will need a medical evaluation and respirator fit test to handle and apply some pesticides this season.Requirements for a medical evaluation, fit testing and specific training for use of respirators and the associated record keeping became effective Jan. 2, 2017. At this time, most growers are aware.....

Driscoll's are growing Victoria berries using glasshouses and LEDs

Berry company Driscoll’s kicked off the Dutch season by taking the successful variety, Driscoll’s Victoria, to the glasshouse and, by using an innovative growing technique, the berry company states that it is producing good results.Driscoll’s growers Jan and Alfons Diepstraten of growers association Best of.....

Greenhouses help Missionary Sisters bring food to Kenyan communities

In the dry season, Juja is hot, windy and dusty. Vegetation is completely brown, and the sun beats down overhead during the annual drought from December to March. But step inside the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart's greenhouses and life is very different. The fresh smell of vegetables.....

German mounting solution for greenhouse solar PV systems debuts in China

The Schletter Group has installed its newly developed mounting solution for greenhouse solar PV systems for the first time in China. A 20 MWp large-scale photovoltaic system was installed for the "Jiangs-North Greenhouse Project" in a vegetable cultivation plant in the province of Sihong for the project.....

Desinfecting cultivation floors chemical-free

Wet spots in the greenhouse? Silted up root cloths? Time for a solid dose of disinfectants, or time to replace the cloths? It is not all that bad, Toon Hopmans sees. He disinfects cultivation- and tray floors completely chemical-free, with boiling water. "This way you can start clean over again.""Sometimes.....

US (NY): Group aims to give New Rochelle greenhouse new life

Atop the hill at Hudson Park overlooking Long Island Sound is a row of abandoned, weather-beaten buildings. The curved roofs of the structures resemble shells of a greenhouse one might find at the New York Botanical Garden, but these only bare shattered glass and overgrown shrubbery.The decrepit buildings,.....

US: Blackberries and vertebrate damage at Tunnel Berries

A disappointing sight when the people at the Tunnel Berries project removed the row cover from their blackberries on a rotating cross-arm trellis. The plants and trellis are laid down and covered during the winter for protection from cold.​It appears that the protected environment also appealed to a.....

"High-tech agriculture should suit Vietnam conditions"

Professor Tran Dinh Long, Chairman of Viet Nam Plant Varieties Association tells the Khoa hooc & Doi song (Science & Life) newspaper that hi-tech agriculture should match Vietnamese conditions to ensure sustainable growth."Hi-tech agriculture is a modern farming method that reduces the cost of inputs.....

US (NY): Rochester students collaborate for food justice

This spring, seedlings are beginning to sprout in the new greenhouse at the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, where they will eventually be transplanted into the ground to supply fresh vegetables to local residents of the 19th Ward.The greenhouse was built last fall by University of Rochester students.....

Russia: Year-round strawberry greenhouses set up in Khabarovsk

A number of projects for year-round production of strawberries intended for export to the Far East regions were launched in the Khabarovsk region of Russia in 2017.“Two projects are being implemented for the construction of greenhouses producing strawberries on an industrial scale,” the head of the.....

Ukraine: Galicia Greenery opens new expansion

Within two years after sowing the first lettuce, Ukrainian greenhouse company Galicia Greenery has expanded its operations with a new 4,600 square meter greenhouse. Dutchman Mikel Honders, project manager of Foodventures, says the expansion is a logical next step for the Ukrainian greenhouse company. "We.....

Photo report: Record number of visitors at greenhouse open days

A few drops of rain on Saturday, but mostly sunny and warm. The 40th edition of Kom in de Kas ('Come in the greenhouse') could hardly have wished for better. Throughout the country, more than 200 greenhouse horticultural companies opened their doors to audiences, livened up with bands, bouncy houses, candy.....

US (IL): Phase two of WIU greenhouse officially opened

A ceremonial purple ribbon was cut Friday afternoon, officially opening the Western Illinois University School of Agriculture's third greenhouse, and widening teaching and research opportunities available to the University's faculty and students.University and School of Ag administrators gathered with city.....

India: InfraCo Asia signs agreement for large scale hydroponics project

InfraCo Asia Development has signed a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) to develop a Hydroponics Project at Junga, Shimla District in Himachal Pradesh, India. InfraCo Asia—through its South Asia developer team, Equicap Asia and local partner Junga FreshnGreen Pvt. Ltd. (JFPL)—will establish a 9.3 hectare.....

Are You a Hydroponic Grower of Food Crops?

Michigan State and Iowa State University Researchers Need your Input!

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) production researchers Roberto Lopez and Kellie Walters at Michigan State University and Christopher Currey at Iowa State University have developed a survey to gain a better understanding of current hydroponic food production practices and needs to focus their future.....

US (CA): Rubicon Organics receives permit for 80,000 sq. ft. greenhouse

Rubicon Organics announces that its application to the City of Greenfield for a municipal cultivation and manufacturing permit has been approved. The company plans to develop a high-tech greenhouse facility of approximately 80,000 square feet.Advanced climate-controlled Dutch greenhouses use 90% less energy.....

Australian industry investigates novel glass technologies and photovoltaics

While protected cropping is the fastest-growing food-producing sector in Australia, its high energy requirements and subsequent costs remain a key barrier for many vegetable growers. But a new research project into exciting new technologies will investigate innovative ways to address this.Funded by Hort.....