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Impact of screen gaps above the central path

The application of New Cultivation Techniques (in Dutch “Het Nieuwe Telen”) in Dutch greenhouses during the last years has resulted in energy savings. Instead of screen gaps, growers close their screen(s) completely and use a Ventilation Jet system to lower the greenhouse air relative humidity (and.....

China: Tomato Planet Park is officially opened

On November 9, 2017, with the support of theGansu Pingliang government and under the banner of China's leading fruits and vegetable brand, Haisheng, a new Tomato Planet Park was officially opened.Well-known fruit producing enterprises such as the China Fruit Marketing Association, Golden Orchard, Yuanxing.....

US (MA): Wellspring Harvest plans to grow vegetables, wealth

Wellspring Harvest Corp. hosted tours Wednesday of its soon-to-be completed 15,000-square-foot, $1.3-million greenhouse on part of the old Chapman Valve site on Pinevale Street in the city's Indian Orchard neighborhood.The greenhouse will grow lettuce, mustard greens, spinach, baby kale, cilantro, mint and.....

Australia: Casey Houwelings, Peter Cummings contribute to MMJ project

PUF Ventures Australia has retained Casey Houweling and Peter Cummings as greenhouse consultants for the medical cannabis Northern River Project, a 1,200,000-square foot greenhouse being constructed in north eastern New South Wales. Houweling and Cummings will contribute to the design and construction of the.....

US (FL): Disney World greenhouses produce 20 tons of food for restaurants

If you've ever ventured through the "Living with the Land" boat tour at Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park, there's a hidden adventure inside the greenhouses.News 6 anchor Kirstin O'Connor took a "Behind the Seeds" tour alongside Les Frey, a horticulturist for Walt Disney World. From backstage, visitors.....

CAN (ON): Truly Green benefits from industrial waste heat

Greenfield has invested $10 million in a heat and carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery system at its Bloomfield Road plant so it can be piped across the road to Truly Green Farm's 45-acre greenhouse, which will reduce its energy costs by half.Truly Green has been receiving excess CO2 from Greenfield since 2013,.....

Mexico: Cravo opens new blueberry trial site in Irapuato

Cravo has recently completed construction of a retractable roof house for blueberries. The house is located on the trade show grounds of the Expo Agro Alimentaria trade show where blueberry trials are currently under way using a variety of conventional tunnel designs.The goal of the house is to.....

US: iUNU adds rail network and camera system for greenhouses

Following the launch of iUNU’s flagship LUNA greenhouse management platform, the company unveiled its latest innovation, the Luna rail network and autonomous camera system today. This tool leverages how machines and computers emulate the human brain and eyes to create images and understanding about the.....

Tornadoes hit Sicily

On the morning of November 10th and during the night between 10th and 11th November 2017, heavy rains fell in the Ragusa province destroying local greenhouse crops. Some areas were hit by actual tornadoes, such as for example Vittoria.Above: greenhouses destroyed by a tornado in Scoglitti (RG).It will take.....

US (CA): Coachella City approves cannabis greenhouse facility

Coachella City Council has approved, by unanimous vote, a revised proposal for the construction of greenhouses within the Coachella cultivation zone. In light of this positive news from City Council, High Hampton anticipates a significant reduction in the Company's future CAPEX financial obligations for the.....

US (MT): Insulating greenhouses for the winter

With temperatures beginning to plummet, SIFT operations have been squeezed into their greenhouses. These greenhouses were built in the 1970s for winter production. The angle of the Solexx on the greenhouse is meant to maximize the amount of sunlight during winter months. In fact, during the summer, the angle.....

Alexandre Novi of Exploitation NOVI about hydroponic lettuce

“We are looking into this exciting technique”

French company Exploitation NOVI exports 95% of their winter lettuce. This family-run business specialises in varieties of lettuce. “We have, in addition to our open fields, almost 11 hectares of greenhouses on two farms”, says Alexandre Novi, sales manager at the company, which is based in Provence,.....

Disco in the greenhouse

Digital Vegetables, a digital greenhouse in Tokyo – complete with psychedelic lights and a ‘vegetable orchestra’, is the brainchild of studio PARTY, and is designed to spark conversations about agriculture by encouraging visitors to touch, smell and hear plants being grown. It took over a plot of land in.....

Netherlands: "Greenhouse industry a reminder of slavery"

Last week, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf published an extensive and highly critical article about the working and living conditions of temporary workers in the Dutch greenhouses. "While trusses of bright red cherry tomatoes are tenderly placed into luxury designer boxes, the people who pick them get a.....

AU: Flavorite to break ground on 4 ha expansion in December

In December this year, Australian tomato and pepper grower Flavorite will break ground for their 4 hectare expansion. The project, estimated at 8 million AUS Dollar, will bring the total production acreage of their business at a total of 29 hectare. In a recent article published by the weekly times, farm.....

Ries Neuteboom, Philips Lighting Horticulture LED Solutions

"The borders of tomato production are substantially moved by LED lighting"

Ries Neuteboom of Philips Lighting Horticulture LED Solutions regularly sees the tomato production in Belgium rise strongly due to the use of LED. Test centre Hoogstraten even reached 108 kg in tests with Merlice last year. The Belgian growers closely follow the news of the testing stations. They are.....

Nigeria goes hydroponic

How do you ensure food supply for densely populated Nigeria? A young woman in Abuja builds greenhouses and provides farmers with new equipment and has even invented a sustainable watering system. Watch the video at DW.

Kazakhstan invests up to $12 million in high-tech greenhouse

CCL Kazakhstan “Silk Road” Agriculture Growth Fund, managed by CCL Capital (the Emerging Europe arm of ADM Capital) and led by two cornerstone investors, National Management Company “KazAgro” JSC and Hungarian Export-Import Bank, announced the completion of the transaction with FoodVentures B.V., Dutch.....

Winter is an ideal time to build, if you plan accurately

Autumn is the time of year when growers might prepare to expand existing structures or erect new greenhouses. It is important to begin these projects sooner rather than later because freezing temperatures can make establishing the base of a greenhouse increasingly expensive and time consuming.In the winter.....

Dutch grower Geert van Adrichem:

"Greenhouse algae cultivation a daring investment"

There has been experimentation with the cultivation of algae in the Netherlands for years. But there are hardly any algae farmers, or they've quit already. Yet there is a strong belief that this will change now that the cultivation of protein rich algae is becoming increasingly interesting commercially.TOV.....

US (MI): St. Michael expands greenhouse program

Students at the St. Michael Academy in Petoskey first began growing produce in a small greenhouse near the school in spring 2016.Now, students and staff are planning to expand the greenhouse and grow fresh food year round for Brother Dan’s Food Pantry.“I think the students are enjoying it,” said Jennifer.....

United Arab Emirates launch Mars Science City

Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, have launched the Mars Science City project.The AED 500 million-City will.....

Prepping the farm for winter: Field and greenhouse production

The leaves are changing, the nights are getting crispy and it is never too early to start preparing for next season. With a few slow weeks approaching, late fall is a great time to begin all of the work that goes into the production season. Taking inventory, ordering supplies, winterizing irrigation and.....

Australia: Nectar Farms to light 40 hectares

Nectar Farms, an Australian agri-business, has selected LumiGrow as their lighting partner for its first 40 hectares of greenhouse developments, representing the largest greenhouse installation in the southern hemisphere. LumiGrow will be the exclusive provider of LED lighting systems comprised of both LED.....

CAN (ON): Supreme to quadruple capacity at 7ACRES hybrid facility

Supreme Pharmaceuticals announces that 7ACRES has completed construction of three additional 10,000 sq. ft. flowering rooms at its Hybrid Facility, and applied to Health Canada for licensing. Subject to Health Canada approval, the additional flowering rooms will quadruple 7ACRES' flowering footprint from.....

US (WI): Bay View schools cultivate agriculture and nutrition know-how

Over the last decade, elementary and high schools throughout Milwaukee and the nation have begun installing gardens and greenhouses that are employed as a multifaceted teaching tool. In addition to getting fresh air and gaining access to nutritious food, students gain fundamental garden skills and learn.....

PMA Fresh Summit

Pure Flavor to promote snacking category & Georgia greenhouse project

In just weeks, thousands of produce industry executives across multiple segments and categories will be heading to New Orleans to participate in the Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fresh Summit Convention & Trade Show.With an interactive display planned for both the trade show and outside of the.....

Tecnova implements a greenhouse refrigeration system in Egypt

The Tecnova Technology Center has implemented a new refrigeration system for greenhouses in Cairo, Egypt, which will solve climate management problems in this country, and has completed the construction of a 1.7 hectare prototype that will endorse the conclusions of trials developed at Tecnova.This action.....

US: Israeli hydroponics farm expands in Connecticut

In Guilford, an Israeli clean tech company is planning to triple the size of its one-acre hydroponic lettuce farm.In Stamford, two Israeli cybersecurity businesses are building their U.S. presence. In West Hartford, an Israeli digital tech company plans to set up shop on Main Street, where it will market its.....

US (RI): Two-level hydroponic greenhouse coming to Newport

The project to construct a two-level hydroponic greenhouse on city-owned land in the north end that is expected to produce 3 million heads of lettuce and more than 750,000 pounds of fresh leafy greens annually is on track to be operational by November 2018, according to the city’s partner in the.....

Turkish agency to boost agriculture in Bosnia-Herzegovina

The state-run Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) is reaching out to Bosnian farmers with a new project aimed to diversify and improve their incomes.Unveiled yesterday in Bratunats, the project seeks to help the economic recovery of eastern Bosnia, heavily affected by the Bosnian War from.....

US (TX): Rapoport Academy seniors build aquaponics greenhouse

A group of students are trading in their pens and paper for some farm labor.At Rapoport Academy, every senior is required to do a thesis research project or a STEM Capstone project.Students Layton Coker, Zach Bartek, Connor Wright and Rachel McLean chose to build a greenhouse. Coker said this opportunity.....

Italian-Greek cooperation in baby leaf greenhouse growing

"In the past few years, we have received more requests from abroad, especially from Greece, Malta, Croatia and Romania. There is definitely potential in these countries, as businesses are expanding. With over 20 years of experience in the sector, our team can advise our clients on the best solution for their.....

Adding heat to a greenhouse

A greenhouse is a major investment, but adding one to a growing operation can really take production to the next level by providing a protected space for early seed starting and season extension. Heating the greenhouse for those months when frost is a major risk for many climates can help maximize the.....

GrowSpan suggests businesses begin winter projects

GrowSpan announced that their fall installation schedule was quickly filling up. Every fall, growers across the horticultural industry rush to GrowSpan to get a greenhouse structure before the cold months set in, but the only way to guarantee a building prior to winter is to begin these projects very.....

Africa’s largest net house expected to boost Nigerian agriculture

Governor Kashim Shettima, has assured that his administration will boost Borno’s economic potentials through agriculture.He said this is part of the government’s response to destruction of livelihoods by Boko Haram insurgents across the state.He spoke at the weekend during a visit to a computerized net.....

"Existing greenhouse growers taking big interest in the cannabis market"

An increasing number of growers in traditional horticultural markets are looking into the burgeoning cannabis industry and deciding whether or not they want to take part.20.7% of North American greenhouse growers stated they are either already planning on growing cannabis or plan to investigate growing it in.....

November 1-2, Ithaca

US (NY): Cornell hosts CEA Entrepreneur Conference

Have you been researching new ways to grow vegetables? Is your farm looking to diversify? Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) may be the answer--and this conference can help!CEA enables year-round production of fresh vegetables through greenhouse environmental control (heating, lighting) combined with.....

Designing an optimal greenhouse climate

Late last week representatives from Horconex and KE GrowAir visited several greenhouse growers who are opting for a semi closed greenhouse in the south of France. Due to the close collaboration on the grower’s location and the expertise every participant brings in, a well-thought-out and embraced design.....

US (NM): Special needs students rehab campus greenhouse

Kaden Blair almost didn’t survive his freshman year of high school.Now 17, Blair said he suffered low and failing grades in his classes at Carlsbad High School during the early months of his first year.Today he tasks himself with building the tables and infrastructure needed to support the plants that will.....

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.....