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New greenhouse complex in Perm to grow organic

A new agricultural complex will be built by the efforts of investors from Berezniki and will be located on the territory of Perm. The enterprise project has been presented by the General Director of LLC Romanovo-agro, Mr. Dmitry Dmitriev, reported the administration of Dobryansk region.It is planned to.....

South Korean Prime Minister visits Dutch greenhouse

The Prime Minister of South Korea, Mr. Lee Nak-yon, recently visited the Barendse-DC nursery at Agriport A7. He had a four-hour stopover in the Netherlands. During that time he wanted to visit a modern nursery and have a discussion with the owners.At Barendse DC they were honored with the visit: "The Prime.....

NL: Provincial commissioner visits strawberry farm

Peter Drenth visited the greenhouse horticulture area between Arnhem and Nijmegen on June 7. As a brand new commissioner for the Dutch province of Gelderland, his portfolio includes nature and agriculture, economy and energy transition. On May 30, he left the role of alderman in Doetinchem for the provincial.....

Horticultural hydroponic culture and fish farming

Spain: Pioneering aquaponics system in the Canary Islands

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, through the Aquaculture Group, and the Government of the Canary Islands, through the Canary Islands Institute of Agrarian Research (ICIA), are collaborating with IDEAqua Fish and Aquaponic SL in the implementation of a pilot system of Aquaponic production. It is.....

Nunhems' new Provine

"Filling the gap between large TOV and medium TOV"

With their new TOV Nunhems wants to fill the gap in fruit weight between the conventional large TOV and the medium TOV. Sebastiaan Breugem, Product Development Specialist: “The market had a demand for a somewhat finer large TOV. Provine (NUN 09196 TOF)* when cut has an average weight of 130 to 140.....

Spain: Freedom Leaf purchases 430,000 sq.ft. greenhouse

Freedom Leaf, a group of international vertically integrated hemp businesses focused on health, wellness, education and media products, has acquired a 430,000-square-foot greenhouse complex near Valencia, Spain for €4,100,000 ($4.75 million).The facility is fully operational and is equipped for light.....

US (MO): Aquaponics facility to alleviate food desert

Nonprofit Nile Valley Aquaponics is raising fish in a Kansas City food desert—and they’re creating jobs, providing healthy food and promoting sustainable urban farming in the process. To help the nonprofit lead the community to greener and healthier living, American architecture and engineering firm HOK.....

Italy: Di Meo Remo acquires new production areas

"We have recently acquired a new company covering 11 hectares, 4 of which are open fields. This way, we will increase our production of aromatic herbs focused on a fully-sustainable closed cycle process," explains Remo Di Meo.Remo Di Meo.The company was established over 20 years ago and now needs to meet the.....

Mexico: Smart greenhouses to grow tomatoes

Experts from the UNAM are working on automated greenhouses to optimize the agriculture of vegetables by controlling physical and nutritional variables, such as temperature, radiation, pH, relative humidity, fertigation, and by using bio-fertilizers and bio-fungicides developed by the UNAM.According to a.....

US (MO): Springfield wants to build greenhouse near landfill

The City of Springfield wants to be the home to a commercial greenhouse powered by renewable energy. City leaders say there's an interest in locally grown, fresh organic produce. The city has space - the buffer area around its landfill, the resources and now the idea to build a greenhouse. It's now looking.....

Alban Jaquenoud, Jaquenoud:

Switzerland: "We are independent, to guarantee our freedom"

The Swiss tomato market is doing well. "The market is small, and the production and demand are great, so there is a lot of pressure on the market,” says Alban Jaquenoud of Jaquenoud Maraîchers. "In the summer, the demand is always lower due to the holidays."The Swiss producer has just built a new greenhouse.....

CAN (BC): Valens GroWorks finalizes greenhouse expansion plans

Valens, a multi-licensed, vertically integrated provider of cannabis products and services utilizing proprietary extraction processes, has provided an update on subsidiary Valens Farms' purpose-built 400,000 sq ft, expandable (to 800,000 sq ft) cannabis cultivation and production facility, currently under.....

Mid-winter greetings from the Antarctic greenhouse

While in the Antarctic summer up to 50 people live and work at the Neumayer Station III of the Alfred Wegener Institute, it is barely unoccupied in winter. Then there is only the cook, three engineers, a doctor and four scientists on site. They form the so-called wintering team. Watch this short video and.....

Switzerland: Pumps restarted for geothermal heating of greenhouses

Hansjörg Grob Vegetable Agriculture, a large vegetable production company with extensive greenhouses in Schlattingen in Switzerland, has restarted the pumps for its geothermal heating system. The project now again derives water with a temperature of 60°C, after a two year involuntary break.In February 2016,.....

US (IN): Dairy farmer switches to hydroponics

Micro Farms in Nappanee is a greenhouse growing farm fresh produce year-round using hydroponics.Loren Graber had the idea nearly 25 years ago for a hydroponic greenhouse with vertically grown crops. At the time, he was working on the family dairy farm. When his son Dion was born, milk prices dropped.....

Agro Confidence Index first quarter 2018:

Growers more negative about next 12 months

Market confidence among greenhouse horticulturists went down slightly in the first quarter of 2018, as the Agro Confidence index fell by 1 point. Both the current mood index and the expectations index for 2 to 3 years decreased slightly.Index historically still relatively highSince the end of 2014, the.....

Latvia: Grower boosts yields with LEDs

Signify's new partnership with Hortilife has boosted the yields at Getlini EKO, a Latvian grower of tomatoes, cucumbers and hanging plants. Results of the first commercial full-LED horticultural lighting project for IMEA cucumbers at Getlini EKO mirror those achieved in an earlier trial. From September 2017.....

Most northern Russian greenhouse being built in Komi

LLC Greenhouse complex Sosnogorskiy is the investment project in the Republic of Komi which began construction in December 2017.The overall acreage of the greenhouse complex Sosnogorsliy is 11 ha. Upon the completion of the project, the greenhouse will be able to provide the population of the republic and.....

St. Lucia: Growers learn about greenhouse tomato cultivation

Farmers of Region Seven in Saint Lucia who are currently enrolled in farmer field school were instructed on the various techniques being used in the production of cherry tomatoes.The farmers visited the Union Agricultural Station where four different varieties of cherry tomatoes are currently being grown.....

US (CA): Dutch technology powers 3 ha MMJ greenhouse

In Cathedral City, a neighborhood located next to Palm Springs in the Palm Desert, a 3 hectare project is being built for medicinal cultivation. Unique to this project is the use of the JSK cooling system, an in-house designed innovation by Certhon. In addition to the design and installation of the JSK.....

Preparing the soil for a good harvest

The availability of arable land, whether due to human habitation or due to water scarcity, is becoming increasingly critical with regard to agricultural production. Since 1961, we have gone from disposing of 0.4 hectares to 0.2 hectares per person, that is to say, we feed ourselves cultivating half of the.....

US (OH): Lettuce Heads puts a fresh spin on vegetables

Fifth generation farmers, and cousins, Kurk and Nicholas Ziegler knew they wanted to get back to their roots when they started Lettuce Heads in Lorain County.The pair grew up on a 600-acre traditional crop and swine farm, operated by their fathers, Kevin and Ken Ziegler, who are also part owners in the.....

A greenhouse of 22 ha to be built in Vyazma region

The Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation has approved an investment concession loan of 53.7 million Euro for the construction of a greenhouse complex in Vyazma, according to the regional administration press service report. The complex is projected to have 500 employment positions. The acreage.....

Increased coloration and decreased growing time are additional results

Acrylite roof improves microgreen yields by 20 percent

Microgreens are quickly being entrenched – and embraced – in Ontario’s retail market. A heavy consumer movement that embraces the variety of greens grown calls for expansion of facilities for growers.Greenbelt Microgreens has recently expanded its Woodhill, ON location, which was a two-year process. It is.....

New securing system for screen fabrics

Installing screen fabrics in greenhouses without hands. That is possible for Bom Group & Snelder now as well, with the launch of their Zip Inn Screen system.This is a new method for installing screen fabrics in greenhouses.The use of a zip system on a reinforced fabric edge, in combination with specially.....

Argentina: Soil properties evaluation in horticultural farms

The south of the green belt of Buenos Aires is one of the most important producers of fresh vegetables in the province. Only few of the horticultural farmers receive professional agronomic advice. For this reason, an excess of supplies are being used, irrigation water quality is unknown and soils are not.....

UK: Construction begins on new agri-informatics facility at Cranfield

A ‘ground-breaking’ ceremony has commemorated the start of construction on a new £3.2 million agri-informatics facility at Cranfield University. The new facility will provide the UK with a centre of excellence in data science related to precision agriculture. Cranfield and its partners will use the facility.....

NL: Teams for Autonomous Greenhouses Challenge chosen after Hackathon

A 24-hour hackathon on Friday 1 June at research location Bleiswijk of Wageningen University & Research, featuring 14 international teams has determined which five teams will continue in this year’s Autonomous Greenhouses Challenge, organised by Wageningen University & Research. The five winning.....

US (NJ): Pittstown greenhouse damaged in fire

A greenhouse at the Chia-Sin Farms on Quakertown Road in Franklin Township was damaged in a fire on Saturday.The fire, reported just after 8 p.m., was contained to the end of one of the greenhouses that are on the back part of the property. There was no report of injuries, according to those at the.....

Canadian ag minister, farmers visit Dutch greenhouses

Luke den Haan is the owner of Den Haan Greenhouses, eight acres of crop-producing glinting glass. He’s planning to expand in the next few years, doubling in size to 16 acres.“We produce product for 11 months of the year,” den Haan said. “Our product stays 100 per cent in Atlantic Canada.”Those vegetables —.....

US (WA): CROP acquires 30% interest in state-of-the-art greenhouse

CROP has entered into a Membership Purchase Agreement dated June 4th 2018 with Wheeler Park Properties LLC, a Washington State limited liability company. CROP has agreed to advance up to US$2,500,000 to The Park for equipment purchase and retro-fit upgrades of the licensed cannabis greenhouse complex in.....

Russia: LED horticultural lighting project expands to 68.5 hectares

Agro-Inwest, one of Russia’s most modern and rapidly growing companies cultivating fresh vegetables will expand its use of Philips LED lighting for growing tomatoes from its current 25 hectares to 68.5 hectares – an area of greenhouses equivalent to 100 soccer pitches. In 2017, Signify and Agro-Inwest.....

Australia: Tatura Fresh expands with 41,000 m2 greenhouse

Tatura Fresh in the Goulburn Valley has established a new hydroponic tomato propagation facility thanks to a Victorian Government grant.Through the Regional Jobs Fund, support has been provided to the company to attract an overall investment of $10 million and create 52 new full-time-equivalent jobs at.....

Russian greenhouse acreage exceeded 3 thousand ha

The overall acreage of greenhouses in 2017 exceeded 3 thousand ha, reported the press service of the Department of Plant-Growing, Chemicals and Plant Protection to the query of FruitNews agency.“In 2017 the greenhouse acreage comprised 3.28 thousand ha. With that, the winter greenhouses acreage increased to.....

Video: Old MacDonald goes high-tech

VIDEO In this video from France 24's 'Farming in Europe' series, discover how state-of-the-art greenhouses make the Dutch the world’s number two exporter of food, despite a lack of land and sunlight:

June 13, Vincennes

US (IN): Purdue organizes high tunnel tour

Purdue University is hosting a high tunnel tour on June 13, in which 16 seedless cucumber varieties will be evaluated. Learn cucumber grafting technique and its potential to extend early season cucumber production. Observe different trellises and pruning systems for growing cucumbers in high tunnels. Discuss.....

Crimean farmers protest against construction of Chinese greenhouses

Crimean farmers are raising a red flag due to the potential interest from Chinese investors in the North-East part of the peninsula. They are not worried so much by the uneven competition as by the unregulated use of chemicals by the Chinese growers and low quality of produce, they say.The unrest began after.....

US (WI): Students grow spinach in high tunnel greenhouse

For the past two years, the UW-Extension has been working with Washburn High School to see how high tunnel greenhouses can help with growing produce all year.There are 80 high tunnels found throughout the South Shore region and students started this project to see if they could be used in the winter,.....

Choosing the right contractor for your greenhouse project

One of the most important aspects of building a greenhouse is hiring the right contractor for the job. You want to make sure your project is going to be done correctly, on time and within your budget. Building a greenhouse can take weeks or months and it’s imperative you hire a contractor that you can.....

Vertical farming possibilities in the Netherlands

Rabobank recently published its annual 'horticultural update' which tracks market developments and makes predictions. This time vertical farming in the Netherlands was one of the main focal points.2018 has started well for horticulture and most sectors carried over the positive sentiment from 2017......

CAN (QC): Joel Lalancette joins MYM as Master Grower

MYM Nutraceuticals has hired Joel Lalancette as Master Grower at the company’s 1.5 million square foot medicinal cannabis greenhouse facility, currently under construction in Weedon, Quebec.Mr. Lalancette brings with him thirteen years of experience in the greenhouse industry. He is an integrated operator.....

Russian university develops new fruit and vegetable varieties

The scientists of the Ural State Agricultural University will plant new vegetable hybrids in the renovated greenhouse complex of the university this year. From the results of 2017, 44 tomato and 17 cucumber hybrids have been selected as perspective varieties."This year we begin tomato and cucumber hybrids.....

Jean-Pierre Schenkeveld, Calor Holland:

"Quality greenhouse heating essential for optimum production"

Calor Holland was officially founded on March 1 and of course would appear to be a young company. However, they have a wealth of experience in the design, installation and maintenance of greenhouse heating installations. Klaas Althof, Jean-Pierre Schenkeveld, Arno de Veld and Arco Vis have plenty of.....

A greenhouse of 11.8 ha will be built in Kuban

“Within the Economic forum in Saint Petersburg, Kuban has concluded several agreements in the total amount of 269.7 million Euro. The biggest agreement is related to the development of infrastructure in Gelendzhik, in regard to the agriculture, there will be a new greenhouse complex built in the Seversky.....

CAN (BC): Harvest One expands at Aldergrove site

Harvest One's wholly owned subsidiary, United Greeneries, has entered into a five-year lease agreement, with three five year renewal options, for a lower mainland site that will meet all previous announced capacity targets. The company has ended its option to lease the Chemanius site after it missed several.....

Autonomous Greenhouses Challenge livestreams 24-hour hackathon

The pre-challenge of the international Autonomous Greenhouses Challenge, a 24-hour hackathon, will be livestreamed on 31 May and 1 June. Fifteen international teams have signed up for the challenge, and five will be shortlisted based on the results of the pre-challenge. The Autonomous Greenhouses Challenge.....

CAN (MB): Vermillion Growers expands with 12 hectares

Vermillion Growers has announced a 30 acre state-of-the-art glass greenhouse coming to Dauphin, Manitoba. The build is planned in 3 phases, starting with 5 acres and expanding to 30 acres by the end of year 5.Phase 1 involves the construction and operation of a 5 acre glass greenhouse. Vermillion Growers.....

CAN (ON): WSPS and OFA working together to grow farm safety awareness

Building on their shared values and a relationship forged over many years, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize their commitment to work together to address key safety issues affecting.....

US (GA): Cover crops have benefits in high tunnels

Barley and hairy vetch growing vigorously in a high tunnel at Lola’s Organic Farm in southeast Georgia were going to seed. It was mid-April. Time to mow and prepare the soil for the summer’s cash crops: ginger and turmeric.Since last year, couple Jennifer Taylor and Ron Gilmore – USDA certified organic.....

How to guarantee your greenhouse success story?

Why a comprehensive project lifecycle methodology with a proven methodology and complete services package, delivered by the right partner is key to growing your greenhouse business profitably.When planning a greenhouse project, farmers and investors alike face a long list of worries and concerns. How.....

Seedling production facility opened up in Demre, Antalya

The opening of the seedling production facility in Demre, Antalya has been attended by the local mayor.Speaking at the opening ceremony, one of the owners of the company Ibrahim Cengiz: “Demre is the town where greenhouse production has first started in Turkey. It is also still one of the main vegetable.....

CAN (QC): MYM hires Casey Houweling for 1.5 million sq.ft. project

MYM Nutraceuticals has engaged greenhouse expert Casey Houweling to oversee the set-up of greenhouse operations and best practices in growing and harvesting at the 1.5 million square foot, Weedon, Quebec project.Mr. Houweling is founder and builder of one of the largest, most technically advanced and.....

CAN (BC): Emerald Health commences production at Delta 3 site

Emerald Health Therapeutics has filed its financial statements and management discussion and analysis for the fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2018. They are available for viewing on www.sedar.com or on the company’s website.“Emerald has been very productive year-to-date in executing on three key strategic.....

"Green asparagus becomes hot item"

China: "Volume of green asparagus unable to satisfy market demand"

"China is a large country in the global production of asparagus. Production areas are distributed over Xuzhou in Jiangsu, Heze in Shandong, and Chongmingdao in Shanghai. The asparagus that has not come up yet is white, and this vegetable is called white asparagus. After asparagus comes up it turns green, and.....

Agro Care, Combivliet, Hoogweg

How to manage a 100+ ha facility

While the greenhouse vegetable acreage in the Netherlands remains fairly stable, the number of companies has been dropping for years. The reason for this? Scaling-up is the trend in the field of greenhouse vegetables. The Netherlands now has three companies with each an acreage of over 100 hectares of.....

US (IN): Hydroponics comes to Seton Harvest

Before the first vegetable ripened in its fields on Evansville’s West Side, of the Daughters of Charity’s Seton Harvest Ministry had provided enough fresh vegetables – grown on-site – for 500 meals. Hydroponics has come to Seton Harvest – thanks to the Healthy Harvest Partnership with Ascension Health’s St......

CAN (QC): Health Canada grants licence to Vert Mirabel

Canopy Growth together with Les Serres Stéphane Bertrand announced that their joint business Les Serres Vert Cannabis ("Vert Mirabel"), received a cultivation licence from Health Canada on Friday, May 25, 2018. This establishes the tenth licenced production facility under the Canopy in Canada, moving the.....
The greenhouse complex Sunzha will be producing 10 thousand tons of vegetables per year

First crops expected in the greenhouse complex in Ingushetia by October

The first crops of the greenhouse complex Sunzha in Ingushetia with the acreage of 10 ha will be harvested in October. When the second phase of the agricomplex opens, the Republic will meet their own demand in vegetables by 100%, announced the Head of Ingushetia, Mr. Yunus-Bek Yevkurov in the interviews at.....
Interreg-project Aquavlan2

Demand for fish products creates opportunities for greenhouse horticulture

In Europe the demand for fish products is higher than the production. Thanks to the central location in the European market, the Flemish and Dutch aquacultural sector has a lot of growth potential. Through research and individual guidance Aquavlan2project partners support the development of the sector. A.....

Canada: Years of perseverance pay off for organic greenhouse pioneer

Innovations abound at Origin Organic Farms, where this season’s focus is on greater cucumber and colored bell pepper volumes, and a steadfast commitment to developing and growing in the soil that coaxes out the best flavor.“In 1997, I founded a hydroponic greenhouse operation that focused on growing.....

Understanding greenhouse lighting

There’s a lot more to greenhouse lighting than meets the eye. Growers in search of the appropriate lighting for their greenhouse should consider the following three factors: the type of crop being grown, what time of year it is and how much sunlight is available.Greenhouses generally require six hours of.....

Russia, Japan explore greenhouse cultivation on disputed islands

Japan will dispatch a private-sector research team to a disputed island chain held by Russia to explore joint ventures between the two countries such as greenhouse strawberry and sea urchin cultivation.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to approve the plan when.....

UAE: The Farmhouse offers locally grown hydroponic produce

A new UAE fresh food producer, The Farmhouse, has launched its inaugural line of locally grown, pesticide-free vegetables.The Farmhouse has since signed its first major sales contract, partnering with Barakat Group to supply multiple product varieties. The produce will also be sold in supermarkets across the.....

CAN (ON): Greenhouse Education Center on the road again

"The initial opening of the Greenhouse Education Center had to be my favorite part of the first trip. I had seen it before but it had only been without the actual plants up to this point", writes Stephanie Mastronardi at the NatureFresh blog."As the team and I opened the trailer at our first location, I.....

Saint Lucia: Taiwan expert shares greenhouse tomato knowledge

The Taiwan Technical Mission in Saint Lucia in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture held a Greenhouse Tomato Production Workshop at Union on May 23rd, 2018. More than 54 local farmers and extension officers attended the event.At the event, Mr. Tim Shiao taught local farmers know-how in greenhouse.....

Elevated leaf picking cart to reach increasingly high tomato leaves

It happens quite often that the tomato crop is just too high to be able to cut or pick the leaves. This is why Steenks Services and Berg Hortimotive have joined forces again. A cart has since been designed to easily pick and cut the leaves. Wouter Steenks: "From an ergonomic point of view, this is more.....

CAN (ON): Kingsville council commissions report on 'Greenhouse Glow'

On overcast days and all during the winter, the sky above Kingsville is lit up like it’s daytime from the glow of greenhouse lights.Frustrated residents say it negatively affects their sleeping patterns and that the unnatural light is hurting wildlife and influencing migratory bird patterns. They took their.....

June 20-21, New York

US (NY): Startups look to redefine indoor agriculture

Six international agtech start-ups have been selected to pitch their technologies to a panel of ‘Sharks’ and an audience of 200 leading international indoor and vertical farming operators, agri-food businesses and VC investors at the upcoming Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit on June 20-21 in Brooklyn, New.....

CAN (QC): Ron Berkhout to build 200,000 sq.ft. MMJ greenhouse

Matica has engaged Ron Berkhout to design greenhouses for their 181 acre property in Hemmingford, Quebec. The company intends to begin construction of a 200,000 square foot custom designed and built greenhouse in June of this year, with a long-term goal of building 1,000,000 square feet of combined.....

Russia produces its own bumblebees

Bumblebees are irreplaceable assistance for the greenhouse grower. A couple of years ago they had to be ordered from abroad, and now it has become almost not necessary at all. Moreover, the bumblebees grown in the Moscow region are adapted for work in a more severe environment; they are used to frosts and.....

Kazakhstan: Thermal greenhouses built in Almaty

Thermal greenhouses are being built in the Ouygour district of the Almaty region. Hot mineral water provides a constant microclimate in the complexes. Within the program of establishing a food belt around Almaty, it is planned to allocate 100 ha of land for greenhouses.Mr. Atyom Dydyko, technologist, is.....

US (MI): Flint area urban agriculture update

According to the Michigan State University Flint Enviro-weather station, temperatures for the past two weeks have ranged from a low of 37.1 degrees Fahrenheit to a high of 80.2 F—wide swing at this time of the year, keeping hoophouse growers on their toes in terms of protecting plants from cold and.....

US (CA): MedMen breaks ground on 26,000 sq.ft. MMJ greenhouse

MedMen has broken ground on a high-tech cannabis factory in Desert Hot Springs, California, the company’s second, large-scale marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility. Last month, the company inaugurated its factory in Mustang, Nevada.The two facilities have the same foot-print and design; a.....

Balearic Islands

Two greenhouses to study the pathogenicity of the Xylella fastidiosa

The Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries has established two biosecurity greenhouses in the experimental farm of Sa Granja in order to study the pathogenicity of Xylella fastidiosa in 17 varieties of almond, 19 vineyards, 29 olive trees, and in Aleppo pine, juniper, holm oak, and the broad-leaf.....

Ireland: Kilkenny farmers use glasshouses for Aldi potato deal

Kilkenny farmers used glasshouses to deliver new season potatoes to Aldi on time as part of a huge €70 million deal with the retailer. Aldi today announced it will sell €24 million worth of Irish grown potatoes this year, with New Season Irish Potatoes arriving in select Aldi stores on Thursday May.....

Russia: Sverdlovsk greenhouse project enters second phase

“We are planning to introduce step-by-step governmental support and to pay special attention to the development of agriculture in the Ural. The Ural federative district has all the capacity for providing itself with high-quality organic produce”, announced the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian.....

Ireland: Teagasc Horticulture, Forestry and Education Facilities open

The Teagasc Development of new Horticulture, Forestry and Education Facilities at its campus in Ashtown, Dublin was officially opened Thursday, 17 May by Andrew Doyle TD Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.Over €2.1 million has been invested in facilities including a.....