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SunSelect: Cutting yield prediction error rates by half with AI algorithm

Predicting the yield of your crop based on a self-learning algorithm, custom-made for your greenhouse enterprise and driven on artificial intelligence. It might sound like a futuristic scenario, but it's here. Over the last year, US tomato grower SunSelect (150 acres) worked with a beta of Motorleafs’.....

Inverca and Deforche Construct sign business collaboration agreement

Deforche Construct and Inverca announced that they have signed a multi-year business collaboration agreement."Deforche Construct is one of the world's leading glass greenhouse manufacturers and we are delighted to have reached an agreement with them," said Jordi Martin, Chairman & CEO of Inverca. "Our.....

Azerbaijani students develop smart greenhouse

Students of the Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry have developed a 'smart greenhouse'. Rusif Huseynov, a source close to the project, said that the project provides for the full automation of the process of growing vegetables in a greenhouse. "The students created an easy-to-use and reliable.....

Light-splitting greenhouse film could improve photosynthetic efficiency

University of Colorado Boulder engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water.....

Ghana to create 10,000 jobs through greenhouse projects

The Government through the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) will create 10,000 jobs over the next four years through the establishment of 1,000 greenhouse projects nationwide.Mr Franklin Owusu-Karikari, the Chief Executive Officer, NEIP, said the project was part of the government’s.....

Project EDEN ISS: Arrival on the eternal ice shelf

Greenhouse reaches the Antarctic

"Now that we have unloaded at the ice shelf edge, we are under construction," says EDEN-ISS project manager Daniel Schubert. "We could hardly wait, landing on the Antarctic continent as a four-person construction team, right before Christmas." Over the next few weeks, the team from the German Aerospace.....

US (NH): Berlin greenhouses to break ground in April

Although delayed, construction of two giant greenhouses that would employ 80 people and produce salad greens and tomatoes for customers throughout the Northeast, is moving forward with a groundbreaking set for April.Last year, North Country Growers LLC, a subsidiary of American Ag Energy of Boston, received.....

60,000 sq.ft. expansion planned

CAN (BC): Aphria acquires fellow MJ grower Broken Coast

Aphria has entered into a binding letter agreement to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Broken Coast, a cannabis producer located in British Columbia.The Transaction is expected to add incremental annual production of 10,500 kgs, a portion of which is market ready today, elevating.....

US (GA): Green-Tek announces new location in Baldwin

Green-Tek, a supplier of coverings and components for greenhouses, nurseries, and horticulture, announced the opening of a new location in Georgia to serve Southeast markets. Located in Baldwin, Georgia, the company’s newest location occupies 40,000 square feet at 420 Industrial Boulevard on approximately 4.....

Argentina: A smart greenhouse for urban crops

Two young entrepreneurs who graduated from the UBA have developed smart hydroponic greenhouses (i.e. greenhouses that use mineral solutions instead of soil substrate to cultivate their crops). This invention allows people to produce healthier vegetables in 50 square meters, on the terraces of the buildings,.....

US (IA): Urban farmer is changing the Des Moines foodscape

Dogpatch Urban Gardens is the only for-profit farm in Des Moines city limits — the realization of one of Jenny Quiner's dreams."It sounds kind of silly to say I took this online course (in urban farming) and it started my career, but this course was monumental," Quiner said. "It's all just very.....

Village Farms

Video: How to ready over 1M sq.ft. of greenhouse for cannabis

Last June, Village Farms made an official announcement of a new joint venture agreement with Emerald Health Therapeutics, which would convert an initial 25 acres of their Ladner, B.C. greenhouse facility into a state of the art glasshouse for the annual production of 75,000 kilograms medical, and if.....

US (OR): Growing cannabis year-round despite weather

Just outside of Bend, in the rural land of Deschutes County, resides Central Oregon’s first approved OLCC Farm-To-Table Cannabis Producer, Alfalfa Valley Farms. Alfalfa Valley is owned by 5th generation farmers who care deeply about the cannabis they produce and the customers they provide for. The farm also.....

"Prevention is the best way to manage greenhouse weeds"

Weeds can be especially troublesome in greenhouses. They starve plants of nutrients, water and light. They also protect insects, mites, rodents and other pests.“Not only are weeds a problem in and of themselves ... (but) many greenhouse weeds harbor other pests, including white fly, and may be an alternate.....

Recycling tunnel cover plastic

Plastic recycling in agricultural settings is a big challenge. TunnelBerries researcher, Lois Levitan from Cornell University, has been working to build an agricultural plastic recycling network. Tunnel cover plastics are well-suited for recycling, but much depends on how materials are handled on the farm......

The value of good environmental control

A greenhouse environment is an incredibly complex and dynamic environment. The pressures of labor availability and costs, energy costs, and market demands increasingly make efficiency and automation key components for success and profitability. Environment control technology affects all of these critical.....

CAN (ON): Wikwemikong greenhouse becomes reality with national contest

By being awarded $50,000 in a national contest, local officials will be able to build a greenhouse on the Wikwemikong Territory.The projected 1,400-square foot greenhouse, which will be built at the Wikwemikong High School, will also allow students at the school to enroll in a handful of new courses that are.....

Belarus to share greenhouse production technologies with Egypt

There are plans to launch the production of greenhouses and agricultural equipment with the use of Belarusian technologies in Egypt. The matter was discussed during a visit of the Belarusian delegation to Cairo, BelTA learned from the Belarusian embassy in Egypt.The Belarusian delegation comprised.....

"Prevent rust formation on heating pipes"

Ren van der Horst of spraying company R. van der Horst has been maintaining heating pipes for over 40 years. He does this among growers domestically and abroad. Ren: "The paint layer on heating pipes has to deal with a lot due to the influences of moisture, residue and mechanical taxation. It's important to.....

India: "Protected cultivation could double farmers’ incomes"

Agriculture in India is in crisis. Even in irrigated northwestern states, the dominant paddy-wheat cropping pattern is under strain due to plateauing yields and rising production costs. Some farmers have diversified into vegetable cultivation and floriculture. But their efforts have been stymied by.....

US (FL): Screen houses may help prevent grapefruit greening

Grapefruit grows better under screen houses than in unprotected groves because the indoor facilities keep out the insect that causes citrus greening, new University of Florida research shows.Protecting citrus from greening is essential, UF/IFAS researchers say. The disease, first detected in Florida in 2004,.....

Wouter Kuiper, KUBO:

"Growing needs to become easier"

If only growing would be easy, there'd be no more hunger in the world. It may sound like a pipe dream, but this week KUBO CEO Wouter Kuiper explained clearly how simplifying horticulture can not only benefit the world's growing population, but at the same time help the horticultural industry flourish now and.....

US (ME): Aquaponic grower secures $1.6M to expand greenhouse

Springworks, an aquaponic farm growing fresh, organically-certified lettuce, has secured $1.6M in capital to finance the creation and operation of a second, larger, and more efficiently designed greenhouse. The three-year old company’s current 6,000 sq ft greenhouse will be complemented by the new 8,000 sq.....

US (TX): Tarrant County College board approves campus greenhouse

The construction of a new greenhouse on NW Campus was approved by the board of trustees during the Nov. 14 meeting.The contract approved with Chambers Engineering to construct the greenhouse cost just under $300,000, according to a board memo. The new building is replacing a greenhouse that was destroyed by.....

Vietnam: TAP completes new phase in 24-hectare greenhouse

Teshuva Agricultural Projects (TAP) completed another phase of installation and operation of high-tech soilless-culture farm, in Tam Dao, Vietnam. "This is a major step forward in completion of a project started in November of 2015 in which over 24 hectares of advanced vegetable and leafy vegetable.....

Moleaer & Hort Americas Nanobubble Generator

"Yields increased thanks to higher level dissolved oxygen"

Moleaer, manufacturer of industrial scale nanobubble generators, expands its product line with the new nanoBoost Nanobubble Generator, ideally suited for applications such as hydroponics, pond management, and irrigation.Like the existing Moleaer industrial XTB Nanobubble Generator, the compact nanoBoost is a.....

US (WI): Pleasant Prairie village board approves

The Village Board on Monday night approved the master conceptual plans for a hydroponic greenhouse project east of Highway H and a proposed development that would include a 50,000-square-foot medical facility at Green Bay Road and 104th Street.Prairie Produce Farm LLC is expected to break ground in the.....

UGA students head to NASA for high-tech agriculture internships

From the greenhouse to space

When the public thinks of NASA, the first images that come to mind are often rockets or satellites. In the future, images of greenhouses might also make the list.This spring, University of Georgia undergraduate students Ruqayah Bhuiyan and Niki Padgett will head to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for.....

Video: Take a look inside the Western Sydney University greenhouse

The National Vegetable Protected Cropping Research Centre at Western Sydney University Hawkesbury Campus was an exciting build for AIS Greenworks.The new facility, which has been partly funded by Horticulture Innovation, will provide a platform for Students, Academics and Industry organisations to run.....

NL: Revised standards for determining light transmittance of horticultural glass

In a PPS project under the flag of "de topsector Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmateriaal", Wageningen University & Research, the supply industry, LTO Glaskracht Nederland and NEN have developed new NEN standards.These standards are for determining light transmission and scattering of greenhouse covering.....

"vegetable garden of the Soviet Union"

11 hectare greenhouse project opened in Azerbaijan

On the 4th of December, the President of Azerbaijan, IIham Aliyev, opened the new greenhouse of Baku Agropark. This complex for the cultivation of tomatoes covers 11 hectares. This project will create at least 140 jobs in the region. In December 2016, the Dutch greenhouse construction company, Debets.....

China: "High pressure sodium lamps can satisfy demands for diversification"

"The growth of agricultural products is closely connected to the presence of light. When there is not enough light on a field, for example because of geographical limitations, artificial light can be a solution. Our high pressure sodium lamps can satisfy the customers' demands for diversification," according.....

winter light greenhouse

"10% more light than the reference greenhouse"

The first cultivation year with cucumber from high wire production in the winter light greenhouse in the Netherlands has been completed. The last part of the cultivation has ended remarkably quickly with a very nice quality up to the last fruits. The result is certainly to the researchers' satisfaction with.....

China: New greenhouse model in Hainan

Started in October 2015, Hainan's modern agriculture demonstration park is the largest and most complete agricultural park in China, with a total construction area over 7 hectares, and an investment fund over 4.6 million USD. The project mainly includes the construction of greenhouses and supporting.....

US (LA): LSU AgCenter focuses international programs on private sector

The LSU AgCenter is retooling how it does international outreach, putting a greater focus on endeavors that aim to improve the Louisiana agriculture industry.A new unit called the LSU AgCenter Global Network was formed recently, replacing the Office of International Programs. AgCenter Vice Chancellor John.....

Bayer Nunhems: digging, pushing and shaping

The construction of the R&D facilities 'GreenEx' has been in full swing ever since the first pole was pushed into the ground. One and a half months later the outlines of all departments of the greenhouses are clearly visible from above. The foundation poles for the heat buffer are being driven.....

Jobs for Syrian refugees through innovation in horticulture in Lebanon

Water in Lebanon is scarce and accordingly it becomes increasingly difficult to get sufficient water of acceptable quality. This spring a project has been launched to increase water use efficiency in horticulture and to increase production levels. This project contributes to a more sustainable food supply.....

"Keep the rainwater supply pure, don't add drainage or ditch water"

On a flow chart of the water flows in a company it is clear to see that the largest flows are the input of rainwater and the recycling of drain or drainage water. Although the amount of rainwater that falls annually is considerable (590 to 1280 litre/m2/year), it's not quite enough. The water shortage has to.....

February 1, Bleiswijk

Netherlands: International Workshop on Natural light & Covering materials

Wageningen University & Research Greenhouse Horticulture organises the workshop "Natural light & Covering materials" for international participants. Target group are companies (supply industry and growers) active in the field or interested in the topic. The workshop will focus on the following.....

US (WI): $31 million hydroponic greenhouse planned in Pleasant Prairie

Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and strawberries could soon be grown in hydroponic greenhouses that operate year-round in Pleasant Prairie.The Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission voted 6-0 Monday night to approve plans from Prairie Produce Farm LLC to build two high-tech hydroponic greenhouses.They will be built.....

Iran to transfer vegetable farms to greenhouses

Iran's Ministry of Agriculture announced the transfer of all vegetable farms to greenhouses within the next 10 years.The area under greenhouse cultivation in Iran presently spans 12,157 hectares, 38 percent higher compared to mid-2013 when President Hassan Rouhani took office, said Valiollah Bani-Ameri,.....

Double Diamond Farms grows organic sector in Canada

Double Diamond Farms is expanding its acreage this season with the launch of an organic cucumber facility in Kingsville, ON. This development will significantly increase Double Diamond’s organic production and the growth and distribution of additional certified organic items will follow."The demand for.....

Retractable roof house increases raspberry production, eases rust problems

In a first, a trial has produced raspberries in a commercial berry operation in a house with an automatic retractable roof.The trial of the variety Adelita is being done in a conventional tunnel and a retractable roof house near Ciudad Guzman in Jalisco, Mexico. The plants in the tunnel were transplanted May.....

The education-growing connection

Building healthy communities across the country begins with connecting families to local food culture, and beginning this exposure during early childhood development can set the tone for healthy eating habits for life. Poor eating habits start young, and over time it has become clear that such habits can.....

Global warming potential, variable costs and water use of young plant production

In a new study, the components for two production systems for young foliage plants in 72-count propagation trays were analyzed using life cycle assessment (LCA) procedures. The systems differed by greenhouse type, bench size and arrangement, rainwater capture, .....

US (NY): Cornell group explores future of indoor farming

Indoor farming entrepreneurs and experts came to Cornell in early November with a goal: leverage the innovation at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to create viable businesses for local vegetables and produce grown indoors.Known as controlled environment agriculture (CEA), the systems combine.....

Aurora Cannabis acquires greenhouse design firm Larssen

Aurora Cannabis has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Larssen. The terms of the transaction are undisclosed, but include performance-based milestone payments, such as those related to profitability metrics, as well as certain Aurora.....

What gardeners can learn from Iceland's greenhouses

Farmers have always battled with nature. There could be too much sun, or never enough. Or there’s too much rain, or never enough. Modern farmers face problems with pesticides, soil quality, and issues related to climate change. Some farmers have decided to skip the traditional farm altogether—with.....

US: Growers are discovering the benefits of high tunnels

Across the U.S., farmers are discovering the benefits of high tunnels. NRCS can help producers integrate high tunnels into their operations and provide financial assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP).“We have really cold, wet springs with a lot of rain. High tunnels allow.....

Georgian delegation visits modern greenhouses in Israel

The Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili, has paid a working visit to Israel. Within the visit, Levan Davitashvili and the Georgian delegation visited modern greenhouse farms likeTeshuva Agricultural Projectsand met with the heads of the largest agricultural companies of Israel.Levan.....

US (CA): Sunridge Nurseries undergoes large greenhouse expansion

To change with the times and integrate some of the most innovative systems and processes in the greenhouse growing industry today into their operation, Sunridge Nurseries of Bakersfield, CA embarked on a large greenhouse expansion that started earlier this year. With greenhouses and accessories from Agra.....

US (RI): State board approves tax credits for Gotham Greens greenhouse

The Rhode Island Commerce Corp. has approved about $2.2 million in tax credits to encourage a New York City company to build a greenhouse in Providence.The board voted 6-1 to approve the tax credits for the $12.2 million project. The Providence Journal reports that Brooklyn-based Gotham Greens Holdings LLC.....

CAN (ON): WeedMD to retrofit 610,000 sq.ft. Perfect Pick greenhouse

WeedMD has entered into a definitive lease and purchase option agreement with Perfect Pick Farms, a large-scale modern greenhouse cultivator located in Strathroy, Ontario. Perfect Pick’s 98-acre property includes 610,000 sq. ft. or 14 acres of state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities that are ready for rapid.....
November 27, Clinton

US (NC): Butler Family Farm, Extension helping high tunnel novices

After having success growing tomatoes in a high tunnel, farmer Timmy Butler is looking forward to showing others how to get a good crop.Sampson County Cooperative Extension is hosting a High Tunnel Production workshop for interested farmers and growers from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at Butler Family.....

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Australia: MYM engages KUBO to build 1,200,000 sq.ft. greenhouse

MYM announces that Puf Ventures Australia has engaged Dutch greenhouse builder KUBO for engineering and tender process for the construction of the 1,200,000 sq.ft. fully automated greenhouse to be built in New South Wales Australia, the Northern Rivers Project.The Company has chosen Dutch greenhouse builder.....

Czech Republic: 40,000 tomato seedlings planted in greenhouse in Moravia

After the turn of the year, Czech consumers will be able to enjoy fresh tomatoes grown in Moravia, consequently reducing dependence on imports. This will be possible thanks to the planting of over 40,000 cherry tomato plants in a supermodern greenhouse (one of the largest in the country) located in the city.....

US (WA): MCOA completes financing for cultivation facility

Marijuana Company of America has completed its financing of $800,000 in cash and 15 million shares of the Company’s common stock in full satisfaction of the amended terms of the joint venture agreement with Bougainville Ventures.Per the terms of the agreement and the completion of funding, the Company has.....

US (ME): Growers hope to weather the winter using hoop houses

Early this month, a moment of reckoning came for vegetable growers around Maine.The maritime tropical air that had been over the state, sending daytime temperature into the 50s, was replaced by cold blasts from Canada and the Arctic. By Nov. 10, the temperature had plummeted into the teens and 20s.“It was.....

Growers Supply announces largest sales of the year

With the holiday season in full swing, Growers Supply announces their largest savings of the year with the Black Friday Sale and the Cyber Monday Sale. The sales can be used on any of Growers Supply’s 30,000+ products.The Black Friday Sale will run from Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th,.....

"Over 500 greenhouses built in Qatar since siege"

To boost local agricultural produce, more than 500 greenhouses with a total area of 280,000sqm have been added to the existing capacity of local farms in the past five months, said an official.The new facilities will not only help increase the local produce of vegetables that assumed great importance after.....

Greenhouse farming technology to be introduced in Mongolia

“Mongolia has a lot to study experiences from Greece; in particular the country is interested in naturalizing Greece solutions of greenhouse farming technology that are fit to Mongolia’s climatic conditions,” said B. Batzorig, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, during the November 3 meeting.....

US (RI): Gotham Greens plans 95,000 sq. ft. Providence greenhouse

Gotham Greens wants to build a $12.5-million, 95,000-square-foot greenhouse at 586 Atwells Ave., the vacant lot where a General Electric light bulb factory used to stand.Brooklyn-based Gotham Greens is seeking $1.3 million in Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credits, according to an agenda from the Rhode Island.....