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Canada: Growth planned for Yukon Gardens greenhouse

More locally grown vegetables could be making their way to the territory’s dinner tables as Yukon Gardens moves forward with plans for a major greenhouse expansion.Plans would see a 2,000 square metre greenhouse building that would also include an office, loading and processing areas.Yukon Gardens owner.....

April 18, London

US: Greenhouse Tomato Production Field Day organized in Kentucky

The University of Kentucky will organize a greenhouse tomato production field day April 18th, 10 a.m. to noon, at Brent and Rhonda Cornett's, 6831 McWhorter Road, London, KY 40741.Speakers will be Dr. Shubin Saha and Extension Associate Steve Berberich of the UK Department of Horticulture, as well as Brent.....

Australian greenhouse growers a step closer to bumblebee trials

In Australia there is currently a Senate Inquiry into the “Risks and opportunities associated with the use of the bumblebee population in Tasmania for commercial pollination purposes”. The PCA has been working on this for commercial greenhouse growers for many years.The Senate requested submissions (either.....

US (ME): Greenhouse converted to housing for homeless veterans

A new Caribou-based nonprofit is on its way to creating a homeless shelter and work-training center for Aroostook County veterans.United Veterans of Maine, founded in 2015, partnered with WAGM-TV to raise more than $45,000 in one day toward conversion of a 12.5-acre garden center into a place where homeless.....

Don Smith, Zerez:

"We can build six to ten greenhouses a day"

Zerez Holdings V.P., Don Smith, in a recent telephone interview on MoneyTV, offered insight into the company’s direction and current operations.Don starts, “[We] design, build and manage commercial greenhouse systems; have a complete automation software package that not only improves crop yields and.....

May 3 & 4, Las Vegas:

Driscoll's & MedMen to speak at 5th Indoor Ag-Con

If you are a grower, investor, researcher, supplier, or just simply interested in or attracted to vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture, you can not miss out on the upcoming Indoor Ag-Con. The event will be held for the 5th time in Las Vegas on May 3 & 4. Organizer Newbean Capital.....

US (KS): Paola school district moves ahead with greenhouse construction

The Paola school district is moving forward with plans to construct a biology greenhouse onto the west side of Paola High School.During their March 13 meeting, the school board members approved the low bid of KES Construction to build the 536-square-foot addition for $279,500.Exterior preparation work for.....

US (AL): Tomatoes do well despite cold snap

The signature item at Miss Emily's Tomatoes remains ripe and juicy despite last week's cold weather."The mild winter we've been having has been great," according to co-owner Vincent Wallace.One week ago, temperatures dipped into the low 30's, Wallace said they kept their tomato crop warm inside two large.....

Much interest in hydroponics at 5th Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition

“In the last three days of the fifth Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition "Agriteq 2017", we have received more than 200 applications from various individuals and commercial entities asking for hydroponic technology and greenhouses at their homes and farms as it is more healthy than traditional.....

Russia: Lipetsk company to break ground on 400M USD project in July

Ovoshchi Chernozemiya is working on construction of a year-round greenhouse for tomato cultivation with a capacity of 60k tonnes a year in the Lipetsk region. The company will put in commission the 1st construction stage this summer, according to General Director Aleksandr Odintsov.The modern greenhouse.....

April 12, Bleiswijk:

NL: Chinese-style solar greenhouse about to open at WUR

On April 12th 2017, the Chinese-style solar greenhouse at Wageningen University & Research, BU Greenhouse Horticulture, next to the Delphy Improvement Centre in Bleiswijk (NL) will be officially opened. This solar greenhouse, equipped with high standard technology, simulates the (climate) conditions of a.....

US: "Nature Fresh in discussions to build greenhouse facilities in Maine"

Acres of peppers could be growing in greenhouses adjacent to the Stored Solar biomass power plant in West Enfield next year if an agreement between the plant’s owners and one of the largest greenhouse pepper growers in North America comes to fruition.The greenhouses would use electricity, as well as heat and.....

Bayer opens new TOV centers in the Netherlands and Belgium

This year, Bayer is introducing two Tomato On the Vine (TOV) Centers in the Netherlands and Belgium. At these locations, Bayer presents all Nunhems tomato on the vine varieties.During the last three years, Bayer hosted hundreds of visitors at the Bayer Tomato Demo Greenhouse. Tomato growers and other.....

Russia: Major greenhouse complex to arise above Arctic Circle

In 2018, a greenhouse complex for the production of one thousand tons of various vegetables per year is planned to be built in Norilsk, an industrial city in the Krasnoyarsk region, Russia, located above the Arctic Circle.The corresponding statement was made by Norilsk's Mayor, Oleg Kurilov, in an interview.....

Saudi Arabia: New 55,000 sqm young plant nursery for Al Bustan

In Saudi Arabia, Prins Group and their partner Stolze are building a project for Al Bustan Nurseries. The client is one of the leading companies in the production of all vegetable plants and bedding plants in Saudi Arabia. These products are completely grown with the use of Dutch techniques and comply.....

CGMMV confirmed in Australian greenhouse

Biosecurity Queensland has confirmed a case of cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) in a commercially-grown greenhouse cucumber crop in Bundaberg.Queensland Chief Plant Health Manager Mike Ashton said Biosecurity Queensland had completed diagnostic testing of samples collected by its officers to.....

US (OH): Movable greenhouse for Miami University Food Institute

Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a national student-run service organization, focused on engineering solutions for those in need. A little over two years ago, Miami’s chapter completed a water supply project in Chaguarpamba, Ecuador. They are currently working on projects for communities in Uganda and.....

'Tesla of cannabis' opens up in Canada

A marijuana cultivator that's been called the "Tesla of cannabis" is bringing the industry out of the darkness and into the light — literally.Tantalus Labs, which could start selling product as early as 2018, has wrapped construction on a state-of-the-art cultivation site designed to give marijuana plants.....

NL: Bayer to build new greenhouses in Nunhem this year

Bayer's Vegetable Seeds business unit is going to expand its branch with 2.5 hectares of greenhouses and 17,000 square metres of support facilities in Nunhem, the Netherlands. This marks the start of phase one of an expansion plan of 20 hectares in total. The company has submitted the request for the.....

VI Dutch-Ukrainian Greenhouse Industry Forum:

Challenging times for Ukrainian greenhouse industry

On 21 February the VI Dutch-Ukrainian Greenhouse Industry Forum was held. Leading Dutch and Ukrainian experts discussed outcomes of the previous year and forecasts for 2017 for the Ukrainian greenhouse sector, prospects for the Ukrainian producers as well as the Dutch innovations and market trends at the.....

Ghana: Greenhouse revolution to attract youth

It’s a large tract of land dotted with swathes of green rice fields and heavy with weeds. A long dusty, snaky road split the fields but it is vehicle-friendly.But in the belly of the wild and rice fields, greenhouses are springing up—the Dahwenya Irrigation Greenhouse Enclave where 100-hectares have been.....

US (MN): Deep Winter Greenhouse unveiled in Finland

The temperatures soared to nearly 60 degrees Saturday in Finland and people who had come out to the Organic Consumers Association sank into mud that is typical of Northern Minnesota in the late spring, not mid-February.The weather wasn't just unseasonable, it also provided an ironic unveiling of the OCA's.....

US: New plants are in at Backyard Farms

At Backyard Farms, they've learned a lot in the 10 years since they've been in business. One of the most important things they've learned is how much people enjoy seeing how they manage to grow fresh tomatoes in the middle of Maine in the middle of winter.Since their strict food safety standards restrict.....

US (CA): Greenhouse PhD brings science to MMJ cultivation

Plant scientist Allison Justice is the VP of Horticulture at Outlier Collective in California. The cannabis company prides themselves on their indoor and greenhouse harvests, which are grown with sustainable methods, using beneficial insects, fungi and organic oils to ensure top quality. Rooted in science,.....

NL: Five hectare of new greenhouses in Vierpolders

Those who regularly pass by the Prinsenweg in Vierpolders in the Netherlands will not believe what they are seeing when visiting the agricultural community of Brielle, Voorne-Putten. On this spot where as little as five months ago nothing but fallow ground could be found now an ultramodern greenhouse complex.....

March 23, Buxton

US (ME): Greenhouse Best Practices Workshop

Come see and learn how the Snell family has grown their flower and vegetable farm into a thriving diversified business. Snell Family Farm has eight greenhouses and additional hoop houses. They grow perennials, water garden plants, bedding plants, fruits, vegetables, and herbs, and retail via their year-round.....

US (AZ): Monsanto drops tax proposal, greenhouse still a go

After several months of outcry, and a number of lengthy and sometimes tense public meetings, Monsanto has decided to drop a proposal with Pima County that would have substantially reduced the company’s property taxes.The county Board of Supervisors was set to vote on the deal Tuesday, Feb. 21, but George.....

US (TN): Dutch grower turns to greenhouse strawberries

Two years ago, Bas van Buuren began researching how he could grow strawberries in a greenhouse.“I knew it would work because I knew people in Europe who were doing it,” said van Buuren, with Dutch Garden Berries, which is based at his Dutch Garden Center in Madison County. “The climate here is so different.....

US (MN): Steele County Board gives permission for 2.5 acre greenhouse

A new commercial greenhouse could arrive as early as this spring in Clinton Falls Township.The Steele County Board of Commissioners unanimously granted a conditional use permit to Glass Door LLP in mid-February for a 2.5-acre greenhouse and an additional 30,000-square-foot area for a packaging and processing.....

US (WA): New Age Farm expands with 24,000 sq.ft. greenhouse

New Age Farm has acquired a further 24,000 square foot greenhouse structure to augment the previously announced addition of a 21,000 square foot greenhouse. By adding these two structures, totaling 45,000 square feet, to the existing 5,600 square foot state of the art facility completed in 2016 Q4, New Age.....

US (KY): AppHarvest plans 2 million sq.ft. high-tech greenhouse

Agricultural startup AppHarvest plans to build a $50 million high-tech greenhouse in cooperation with Dalsem, creating 140 full-time jobs in Pikeville at a surface coal mine site repurposed for new industry, Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky announced. Expected is to break ground in Summer 2017.At the.....

Think Pink for a brighter British strawberry future

Retractable rafter house innovation, combined with advances in LED technology, is enabling a June-bearing strawberry re-think; resulting in three crops a year.Combining technological advances in horticultural production with rethinking an established working practice, is facilitating the growing of.....

Lighting the way in your greenhouse

While light plays an important role in growing all crops, it is particularly important to greenhouse growers, says Dustin Morton, commercial horticulture specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry.“If you are a greenhouse grower, light can affect your crops in terms of flowering, fruiting, branching,.....

Winterlight greenhouse opened in the Netherlands

More light in the period October through March. That is the objective of the Winterlight greenhouse in the Netherlands, which was officially opened by Secretary of State Martijn van Dam.Photo credits: Gerard-Jan Vlekke, photo studio VlekkeIn winter, product prices are generally high, so that during this.....

Marco de Bruin starts new hydroponic venture in Minnesota

A high-tech greenhouses for lettuce cultivation on water, equipped with LED lighting. The construction of the new greenhouse for Dutch grower Marco de Bruin will start this spring in Minnesota. On Wednesday at the HortiContact the last papers for the supply of the LED-lighting system were signed.A toast to.....

Can a commercial aquaponics greenhouse be profitable?

This is a common question that circulates in forums, and for good reason. Aquaponics is a more sustainable method of growing than conventional agriculture, but if it’s not financially sustainable as well, it is not a viable venture for most growers. Before we evaluate data on this question, two caveats......

Greenhouse vegetables harvested on South China Sea islets

Chinese growers staying on a group of islets in the South China Sea have lately harvested tomatoes and leafy vegetables they grew from a new greenhouse.The authorities of Sansha City, Hainan Province, announced over the weekend the first harvest of Yongle islets greenhouse farm. Yongle, composed of 13.....

Iran plans to transfer all vegetable farms to greenhouses

The Iranian Ministry of Agriculture plans to transfer all vegetable farms to greenhouses within 10 years, a deputy minister said.“As such, some 10 billion cubic meters of water will be preserved per year,” Ali Akbar Mehrfard was also quoted by Mehr News Agency as saying.According to Agriculture Minister.....

Vifra introduces professional 'plug and play' humidity control solution

Dehumidification systems are gaining ground in the greenhouse industry. Vifra's answer to this trend is the new series of V-Dry dehumidification units. The small, lightweight units claim to be more flexible and adaptable to any kind of situation.For many years now, Italian engineering company Vifra is known.....

Hydroponic greenhouse inaugurated in Pakistan

Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana on Thursday said use of modern technology in agriculture would strengthen economy and improve lives of farmers in the country.Speaking at a ceremony to launch “Testing of Indigenous Hydroponic Greenhouse for Vegetable Growing at various locations in Punjab” at.....

CAN (ON): Grow lights stolen from U of G greenhouse

The Edmund C. BOVEY building is located at the north-west corner of Gordon Street and South Ring Road on the University of Guelph Campus; the complex houses both faculty as well as research facilities and includes an expansive network of greenhouses and growth room facilities.Over the resent weekends (4/5.....

Botanica Russia fully operational: 15ha of cucumbers

Botanica is a horticultural company growing cucumbers in the Volgograd region in Russia. To be able to guarantee year round high quality production, Botanica has installed a complete grow light solution by Hortilux. The project is executed in two phases. The first phase of 5ha is now running to full.....

Australian scientists develop energy-harvesting greenhouse

Western Australian scientists have developed what is believed to be a world-first clear, energy harvesting glass which, if used in greenhouses, could produce crops in any climate or season.The glass is embedded with nanoparticles that work to draw out 90 per cent of the ultraviolet (UV) and infrared rays.....

Produce safety from greenhouse to table

Even in the dead of winter, consumers can enjoy fresh tomatoes, peppers and other produce, often thanks to the bounty from greenhouses scattered across the continent.Sanja Ilic is trying to make sure those vegetables are the safest possible.Ilic, the state food safety specialist for Ohio State University.....

Kenya: So you bought a greenhouse... now what?

"It was a venture meant to change fortunes of hundreds of farmers. The ‘magic house’ that was what farmers were told. But from my field visits to various regions in what was the former Western Province the story is discouraging," writes an expert on sustainable agriculture and agricultural solutions at.....

US (FL): Tampa and Havana aquariums to develop coral greenhouse

Three Cuban scientists were in Tampa last week to take another step forward in their joint effort with the Florida Aquarium to save coral reefs dying throughout the Caribbean region that includes this state.Employees of Havana's National Aquarium of Cuba spent Feb. 5 through Feb. 11 working with their Tampa.....

New greenhouse projects implemented in South Bulgaria

In the last two months a multitude of greenhouse construction projects have been approved by the competent inspectorates at the Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria. The majority of projects involve the cultivation of tomato and cucumber plants. Other projects include: a snail breeding greenhouse.....

A winter harvest from Martha Stewart's greenhouse

"Delicious, organic greens are ready to pick in my vegetable greenhouse," writes Martha Stewart on her blog."My expansive outdoor vegetable garden is bare, but I'm fortunate to have lots of wonderful vegetables growing in the ground in a special greenhouse located behind my Equipment Barn. As many of you.....

Spring cleaning tips for the greenhouse

During every busy shipping season you invariably run into issues that would have been eliminated had a little spring cleaning taken place. The spring cleaning referred to here encompasses more than just a “cleaning” perspective, it also involves planning ahead and taking care of business concerns so they.....

Late winter management for blackberries in cold climates

Blackberry management at Michigan State University: temperatures over the next few days are expected to reach the 40s and 50s with lows in the 30s. The growers are protecting some tender blackberries (Columbia Star, Obsidian) by covering them with row cover during the winter. The plants will need to have the.....

Nor’Easter greenhouse weathers the storm

As a New Hampshire based company, Rimol knows snow - from the light, frosty flakes of early December to the thick, heavy slush of early March. They’re no strangers to some of the worst of what Old Man Winter can dish out - and as any farmer knows, it can be tough to keep growing strong through the winter.....

NL: New demonstration greenhouse for De Ruiter Seeds

Havecon will build a new 8.000 m² greenhouse for Dutch grower Brabander-Zantman. This greenhouse will function as a demonstration for "Experience 2.0" for De Ruiter Seeds. Construction will start in the summer of 2017, and in October 2017 the first lighted greenhouse will be taken into service, and the first.....

Us: Intergrow expansion in Webster off the table

A plan to bring 75 acres of greenhouses to a rural area of Webster, NY is off the table. Tomato grower Intergrow Greenhouses had been locked in a contentious development review process for months, with residents living near the Webster site disputing whether the development was right for the area.Now, the.....

Strong winds damages Jamaican greenhouse sector

Heavy, sustained winds badly damaged all but two of 20 greenhouses in Blue Mountain, Manchester, recently leaving farmers distraught.“We had major damage to the crops; to the tomatoes and the sweet peppers,” greenhouse farmer and site manager Oswal Boothe told the Jamaica Observer during a visit to the.....

US (IL): High school to award bids for $300K greenhouse

Mt. Vernon Township High School officials hope to award bids in early March for building a $300,000 greenhouse at the new high school.The project includes constructing a 72-by-30-foot greenhouse and a 30-by-50-foot attached headhouse, which is the work center of the facility.The exact location of the.....

University of Idaho hires new greenhouse manager for nuclear potato seed program

University of Idaho has hired a new director for its nuclear seed potato program and plans to build additional facilities to help her expand production.The planned investments — which include construction of a new greenhouse and laboratory — would move the university toward its long-term goal of becoming a.....

April 3-7, Tucson

US (AZ): Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course

The Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course will be held April 3rd - 7th in Tucson Arizona at the University Park Marriott in Tucson, Arizona.Come immerse yourself in the synergy of the Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course – A four day event, put on by the.....

9,8 hectare in Yashkin:

Russia: $18,8 million greenhouse complex to open in Siberia

Russian company Yashkin’s Greenhouses intends to open a new greenhouse complex for the production of vegetables and greens. The operation will be located in the Yashkin district of the Kemerovo region of Russia, in southwestern Siberia. Production is scheduled to be launched in the third quarter of.....

Vertical fixtures shine new light on LED

Vertical fixtures with two exposure modes: red blue and far red. This is how the staff of Lohuis Lighting sees new opportunities for LED lighting in horticulture. The first tests are conducted at Noordhuys Tomatoes and cucumber grower Jan Reijm.It actually looks quite bizarre. Between the cucumber plants of.....

Pakistan: Punjab announces subsidies on tunnel farms

In Pakistan, tunnel farming technologies for vegetable production has gained popularity among small growers and farmers in the Punjab area. Over 1,500 small farmers already have adopted tunnel farming and more farmers are considering to do so. For this reason, the Punjab government has decided to provide 50.....

Greengro signs $25M smart greenhouse franchise agreement

Greengro Technologies has signed a definitive agreement on a ten-acre, $25 million Greengro hydroponic indoor farm project with Global Renewable Resources, Shaker Heights, Ohio, a new startup specializing in sustainable technologies and renewable energy.The agreement calls for GRR to purchase a Glass.....

The great tomato bake-off

A bouquet of roses on Valentine's Day, or a box of chocolates. It's socliché! Food Blogger Lady MacPie chooses a Valentine’s cake with tomatoes.The inspiration for this came when she went to the De Kabel nursery, where she was shown around by Richard Hartensveld. "I live near the largest greenhouse area of.....

How does AntiReflect work?

AntiReflect reduces the difference in refractive index between air and glass; that is why the greenhouse receives more sunlight.Light rays change direction when they enter one medium (glass) from another medium (air). The extent to which they change direction is determined by the refractive index of the.....

"Diurnal temperature variations significantly affect cucumber fruit growth"

Decreasing the temperature in heated greenhouses significantly reduces heat costs and CO2 emissions. However, the thermophile cucumber is known to be very sensitive to low temperatures. In particular, fruit growth decreases considerably as temperature declines. Nevertheless, reports show that cucumber can be.....

Cooling the greenhouse: chalk or liquid?

Nowadays, liquid greenhouse coatings are replacing chalk applications more than ever. These coatings are easy to apply, easy to remove and provide uniform shading. Coating with ReduSol is a good choice for people who have little or no experience with liquid coatings.The best way to keep heat out of the.....

February 18, Finland

US (MN): Deep winter greenhouse open to public

Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Northeast Organic Consumers Association are hosting a Deep Winter Greenhouse Public Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at 6771 South Silver Hill Dr, Finland, Minn.Celebrate the completion of the first of the five prototype Deep Winter Greenhouses.....

Operation greenhouse on hotel rooftop completed

Now that the construction of the Amstelkwartier hotel in Amsterdam is far advanced it was time for the men from Havecon to get their materials to higher ground. Literally. Everything had to be lifted to the roof of the hotel by a special crane, after which it all had to be organized. They managed to get.....

Caribbean & Latin American greenhouse industry gets boost

Alquimi Renewables announced that it has successfully formalized an exclusive long term licensing agreement with engineering firm Megalo Solutions, to supply and construct off-grid hydroponic solar greenhouses throughout the Caribbean and Latin America trade regions. Alquimi has also secured project.....

Nigeria: Lower import tariffs on greenhouse equipment

The Federal Executive Council has approved some measures to reduce food prices.The Council took the decision based on the interim report submitted by the food task force it set up last week on how best to address the rising cost of food items across the country.Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbeh briefed State.....

EU: Growers replacing asbestos panels with help of incentives

In recent weeks huge cranes were at work at Zadelaers Boogaert Nurseries in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. Asbestos panels were removed from the roofs of several production halls of the tomato nursery and were replaced by insulating sandwich panels."The company will continue to implement sustainable measures.....

August 28-September 8

Wageningen University organizes Summer School again

Wageningen University & Research is the “knowledge heart” of the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture. Scientists of Wageningen University & Research will share their unique knowledge with international students and researchers during this “Summer School”.After a general introduction on Greenhouse.....

Things to consider for new growers

Starting a farm can seem like a very romantic endeavor. In fact, if agriculture is your passion, there is something romantic about working the land and reaping your harvest. Those who have fallen in love with the earth know that love comes at a cost, takes a lot of hard work and maybe some exhausting.....

Chinese greenhouses boost Georgian veg production

The Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili, accompanied by the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Georgia, Ji Yanchi and the governor of the Kvemo Kartli region, Paata Khizanashvili, visited a demonstration greenhouse complex in the Marneuli Municipality.The modern greenhouse.....

University of Illinois Energy Farm gets biomass boiler

The greenhouse at the University of Illinois Energy Farm will soon receive environmentally friendly heat during the winter months.A new biomass boiler from Germany will replace the greenhouse's propane gas, release fewer carbon-dioxide emissions and use perennial grasses grown on the university's energy farm.....