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France to give a boost to horticultural sector and modernise its greenhouses

French vegetable producers want to give a boost to their sector, and to this end, they are betting on the development and modernization of their greenhouses, with investments totalling over 300 million Euro in the period from 2017 to 2020, as outlined in the White Paper 2017: "Maintaining and developing.....

Indian start-up wins Israeli award for modular greenhouse

An Indian startup has won a prestigious award and a cash prize of $42,000 in Israel for developing an affordable modular greenhouse that aims to give farmers a steady and dependable income. Kheyti, a Hyderabad-based startup, was chosen among the ten finalists in the prestigious MassChallenge Israel contest.....

Dutch technology for Qatari growers

The Netherlands Embassy in Doha is organising an event for Qatari companies interested in modern technology used in famous Dutch greenhouses, next Tuesday at the Hilton Hotel. The event will be attended by Dutch companies visiting Doha with expertise in the field of agriculture in the Middle East and have.....

NL: Summer school Greenhouse Horticulture #SSGH17

The Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture, organized for the 3rd time, took place from 28 August till 8 September. Thirty-five participants enrolled for the course this year. The group was again very diverse with participants from 16 different nationalities indicating that Wageningen University &.....

New generation of investors promote development of Chinese industry

"In the past few years in China, more and more people from outside of the agricultural industry have gradually joined the industry. Simultaneously, these parties, contrary to the traditional agricultural industry, have more capital, and are highly educated. They are now promoting the development of the.....

Reconstructing the Jordanian horticulture sector

In order to give a new impulse to Jordan's horticulture industry, an extensive training mission is currently in Holland to explore the opportunities of new technology and production methods.Over the last two weeks, a group of 13 professionals from Jordan have been in Holland to become acquainted with best.....

Luxous screen contributes to successful cucumber crop in Chinese solar trial

In April 2017, the solar greenhouse located in Bleiswijk, Holland first opened and has since completed its first successful cultivation of cucumbers. This state-of-the-art solar greenhouse which is equipped with high-quality technology, including Svensson climate screens, monitors the climate conditions of a.....

A heating system efficiency checklist

The unavoidable is upon us; heating season! As unpleasant as it may be for all growers, winter is a fact of life and it must be considered. Heating costs during the cold winter months are of prime concern - here is a quick checklist to maximize the efficiency of your greenhouse heating system:1. Pipe.....

Israel: New ‘Gush Katif’ vegetable production plant opens

Twelve years after the disengagement, the largest producer of “Gush Katif” vegetables – leafy vegetables that are grown hydroponically – has opened a new, state-of-the-art facility in the Negev. In a festive ceremony, Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel inaugurated the new Chasalat-Alei Katif facility in the.....

"Build before winter - you won't regret it"

Constructing a greenhouse in order to prepare for harsh winter months can help businesses protect their product and operate without interference from Mother Nature. But once frosty nights take over and temperatures plummet, snowfall is not far behind, and it is best to get a greenhouse built and prepared.....

Modern greenhouse horticulture in Japan

Different greenhouses in different climate zones of Japan - Wageningen University & Research carries out research with several collaboration partners in Japan. A joint research programme is carried out by National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), Japan, and Wageningen University & Research.....

How to decipher heat loss and greenhouse R-value

Hundreds of new small farmers are entering the industry every year, and greenhouses are one of the easiest ways to get started growing your small farm. The challenge many greenhouse growers face is that greenhouses can be tough to heat and cool efficiently.HVAC systems can get pricey, but the alternative is.....

High tunnel greenhouse extends crop production

One of the major innovations introduced for crop production in recent years at the University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center has been high tunnel greenhouses, hoop houses covered in canvas that extend the growing season for producers.Shon Bishop, horticulturalist from Lincoln University who works at.....

US (MA): Oakham farm inspires 100 percent renewable energy goal

A ‘slinky’ of plastic tubes sprawled across the dirt floor of the greenhouse under construction at Dismas Family Farm, part of the radiant floor heating system that will keep organic vegetables toasty as they grow during the winter. But while a radiant-floor-heated greenhouse may be unique enough, what’s.....

US: Pure Flavor breaks ground for 75 acres in Georgia

While many North American greenhouse produce giants have been focusing on adding acreage in the Midwest, Pure Flavor is the first greenhouse grower to break ground on a gigantic greenhouse project in the Deep South in the state of Georgia. The company will built a 75 acre facility in three phases of 25 acres.....

Ghana: Growers enthusiastic about greenhouse tech

Participants at the ongoing week-long Economic Inclusion and Poverty Eradication Workshop, organised by the Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, University of Ghana, have called for the promotion of greenhouse farming technology in Ghana.Most participants expressed their joy over the use of.....

Rwanda: Government to scale up greenhouse production

The Government is seeking to promote the use of greenhouses to harvest more from high value crops, in the forthcoming fourth Strategic Plan for Agriculture Transformation (PSTA4).Dr. Octave Semwaga, Director General for Strategic Planning and Programmes Coordination at the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal.....

US (TX): Lamar CISD fosters hands-on learning with Aquaponics Center

Three goldfish flutter around a fish tank in the corner of Lamar Consolidated High School Assistant Principal David Squires' office - but they're not pets.Disassembled on the floor next to the tank are the makings of a miniature aquaponics system - a soil-free plant bed and a pump. Aquaponics is a technology.....

US (IN): New greenhouse classes at Ivy Tech Community College

A new greenhouse scheduled to be completed this fall at Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne will allow the college to offer a variety of new classes in its Agriculture and Hospitality Administration programs.The college released information about the greenhouse project after receiving a donation.....

US (NY): Nature Fresh Greenhouse Education Center stops in JC

NatureFresh Farms, Wegman's largest suppliers in produce, stopped in Johnson City Thursday to educate customers on how they grow their food. The mobile Greenhouse Education Center, GEC, has been touring eastern North America informing consumers about the vegetables they supply to retail stores. Mitchell.....

Commercial greenhouse improvements for best value return

There are many reasons to make improvements in a commercial greenhouse, modernizing your greenhouse can reduce maintenance costs, or make productivity improvements, or improve the greenhouse environment for better growing, or maybe you want to add some extra growing space. Whatever the reason it is important.....

UK: Vertical farming a breeding ground for innovation

Vertical farming is on the rise, but is still limited in the UK. Experiments with stacked cultivation are being conducted in several cities. Vertical horticulture is therefore a breeding ground for new innovations. There also seems to be room for Dutch knowledge and technology in this phase.The renowned.....

Growers Supply reveals big savings in End of Summer Sale

Growers Supply announced an End of Summer Sale that deeply discounts a number of their most popular GrowSpan greenhouses and high tunnels. These versatile growing structures can be found on the company’s website, GrowersSupply.com.With the sale comes significant savings, and some greenhouses will be.....

August 25, Tucson

US (AZ): Biosphere 2, CEAC and innovative food production

The next CEAC Covering Environments Seminar will be held Friday, August 25th, from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM in the CEAC Lecture Room (1951 E. Roger Road).At 4:15 PM, Joaquin Ruiz, PhD (Executive Dean Colleges of Letters, Arts & Science; VP for Innovation, UofA) will give his presentation entitled.....

6 things to consider before planning a greenhouse expansion

If you could go back and re-design your existing greenhouse, how many changes would you make? How many of those changes would be minor ones and how many would involve major structural, heating or other mechanical changes? Avoiding this in your future expansion is easy; have a checklist of things you should.....

UAE farmers to get seeds, fertilisers to boost harvest

Nurturing arid farmland to produce bountiful crops, come harvest time, is no easy task for even the best of food growers in the UAE.But thanks to an annual farm assistance programme by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, UAE growers are being provided critical farming implements, seeds as well as.....

New greenhouse facilities are launched in Kazakhstan

The greenhouse industry of the Mangistau region is developing vigorously. Cultivation of local vegetables is especially relevant for the region with 80% of products imported from the neighbouring regions and countries. A total of 300+ greenhouses are operating across the region, including the one in Akshukur.....

UK: New planning guidance for polytunnels - advice for NFU members

The NFU has been lobbying for clear, positive guidance to recognise the importance of polytunnels for farmers and growers.Polytunnels are a flexible tool to protect crops from extreme weather and disease and to allow longer growing seasons. They can also have a role in animal welfare for livestock.....

CAN (ON): Aphria teams up with Nuuvera on MMJ greenhouse

Aphria has entered into a global strategic partnership with Nuuvera, a Canadian-based global cannabis business. Initially focused on the Canadian market, the partnership includes joint relationships with Nuuvera to expand production across the globe, including Europe, Israel and Latin America.As part of the.....

Nepal-funded greenhouse built in Kabul

A greenhouse to preserve fruit products has been constructed with the financial support of Nepal in Paghman, a district of Afghanistan's Kabul, the Ministry for Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock said.With a capacity of 60 tons of fresh fruits, the greenhouse was built at a cost of 36,000 U.S. dollars.....

Want to live inside this Swedish greenhouse?

A lakeside eco-home has gone on sale near Sweden’s Gothenburg for 7m SEK – and it’s built inside a giant greenhouse.The three-bedroom ‘nature house’ was constructed in 2015 and is really a ‘home within a home’. The modest Kungsbacka abode has been integrated into the structure of a towering A-frame.....

US (NH): North Country Growers gets $25 million federal loan

North Country Growers LLC has been awarded a $25 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agricultural Rural Development for its hydroponic greenhouse project.The state’s Congressional delegation announced that the loan had been approved for construction of two 10-acre high tech greenhouses that will produce.....

Russia: Japanese investment in Yakutia greenhouse

The Japanese bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) intends to finance the construction of the second and third stages of the “Sayuri” all-year greenhouse complex.As Head of Yakutsk, Aisen Nickolaev, told journalists, the government and the Parliament of Japan are presently considering the financing of.....

Ten must watch hort videos

VIDEO We've compiled a cool collection of videos for you. See below how Japanese vertical farmers organize their marketing, how liners are installed at the new water storage of Dutch grower Schenkeveld and what the Van Wingerden family are up to in the United States. Enjoy!Japanese plant factoryCultivation in a.....

Netherlands: Glazing started at Royal Peppers

The entire lower part of Royal Peppers has been constructed in no time at all. In less than five weeks all trellies, gutters and columns have been placed, and the gables have been finished. The ridge has been put into its final position everywhere. The underground rain water discharge has been installed and.....

Russia: 60 ha high-tech greenhouse to be built in Voronezh

The construction in the Bobrovsky area is scheduled to start this year.The high-tech vegetable greenhouse complex of 60 ha will appear in the Bobrovsky area in 2017.The construction activities will start this year. The project will be carried out in three stages. At present, preliminary documentation is.....

Alquimi engineers hurricane resistant greenhouse

Locally based Alquimi Renewables and its EPC division, Clarusys announced recently that it has filed for US and International patents on the first hurricane resistant commercial scale greenhouse structures. The system was engineered specifically to address the challenges in agricultural production in high.....

CAN (QC): Drone captures construction at Demers

Glazing started in May for the expansion of the greenhouse for the Demers family. Situated between Montreal and Quebec is the small town of Drummondville, and east of that town, next to the river that flows through Drummondville, construction works are nearing the end. At the moment the roof has been closed.....

US (NC): Svensson to supply university students with 'food for thought'

Svensson recently helped support the community garden at Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte, NC through the donation of Solaro O E WB reflective shade screens. The shade donation allows students the ability to extend their growing season and better protect their crops from sweltering hot summer.....

The importance of a spotlessly clean greenhouse roof

Topclear is the perfect cleaner for removing Sudlac Eclipse LD, Transpar, Optifuse and Optifuse IR coatings. With this product, the grower decides when to remove the coating. Simply spray on Topclear, leave it to wash off in the rain, and you’ll have a clean greenhouse roof that allows maximum light into the.....