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Qatar-Korea LED project to start production soon

Ambassador of South Korea to Qatar, Heung-kyeong Park, has said that a Qatar-Korea LED project with an initial capacity of producing 0.5 million MENA-tailored LED lights per year will soon become operational.“Hopefully, the project will start its production soon. Korea-Qatar LED project is in progress with a.....

Agro Care expansion finalizes in Tunisia and Morocco

Agro Care is not just expanding in the Netherlands this year, they're also growing in North Africa. The construction of stage 4 in Tunisia is starting, and the Moroccan plot is also being filled up with buildings.Desert JoyIn 2012, Agro Care started the Desert Joy project in El Hamma, Tunisia. In 2014, the.....

Australian grower brings in Canadian greenhouse tech

A Western Australian company has planted its first horticultural crop using Canadian greenhouse technology in what is hoped to bring fresh vegetables to the wheatbelt's 20,000 residents.Wide Open Agriculture is a new business based in Arthur River, 200 kilometres south-east of Perth, an area frequented by.....

Eden greenhouse coming to Dutch royal estate

Palace Soestdijk Estate in the Netherlands will soon be transformed into an experimental garden and greenhouse. Mecanoo unveiled plans for Eden Soestdijk, which will take visitors on an interactive, educational tour of several spectacular landscapes, in partnership with the Eden Soestdijk foundation, Eden.....

How to decipher heat loss and greenhouse R-value

Hundreds of new small farmers are entering the industry every year, each serving a unique community and solving unique problems. Many of those problems are related to energy – the lack of it, the need for more sustainable sources, and the need for more energy-efficient growing systems. Some farmers have.....

Second research centre opens in Middle East

Late 2016 the second horticultural research center for the Middle East in Riyadh, which also has been designed by the business unit Greenhouse Horticulture of Wageningen University & Research has gone into operation. This centre is three times larger than the one in Abu Dhabi.Also on this location.....

Canada: Freeman Herbs sees positive effects of dynamic LEDs

Things are growing well with the dynamic LED lighting at Freeman Herbs in Beamsville, Ontario. The grower of certified organic herbs was recently featured in a Q&A on The St. Catherines Standard. Freeman's manager of R&D, Marco De Leonardis explained how they experimented with different color.....

US (AK): Anchorage rooftop plans delayed

A proposed ordinance that would increase the space available for farmers markets and allow rooftop greenhouses was postponed indefinitely by the Anchorage planning and zoning commission Monday night after facing scrutiny by commission members.The ordinance would allow farmers markets on city parks and.....

Sanborn High: prepares for 18-month project

New Hampshire high school to build greenhouse

Sanborn Regional High, located in Kingston and Newton, NH is seeking community help as it gears up to begin an 18-month process of building a school greenhouse, according to Principal Brian Stack.Each year, Stack surveys his faculty and staff asking for suggestions about what to propose to the Sanborn.....

Icicles from overhead power lines damages Belgian greenhouses

Belgian lettuce grower Paul Adriaenssens doesn’t know about iceberg lettuce, but he certainly doesn’t want to know about icicles. Last weekend his greenhouse was pierced by icicles that slid off high voltage transmission towers. Now the question is who will be paying for the damage."Due to food safety.....

US (CA): 14 affected by gas leak at Oasis greenhouse

As many as 14 people were affected by a gas leak at a greenhouse in the community of Oasis Monday, Jan. 9. A gas leak was reported according to a news release from Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters. It isn't clear what type of gas was leaking, but firefighters say they learned upon arrival that 11.....

But is it accurate?

New online search tool locates Russian greenhouses

Russia's Greenhouse Association has made a map available that shows where the greenhouses of its members are located. The map provides the (rough) location of greenhouse companies, including the region and the size of the production acreage. But before you start driving in the hope of selling any seeds or.....

Southwestern Ohio Specialty Crop Conference

US: Specialty crops focus of Feb. 7 conference in Ohio

A conference for fruit and vegetable growers is set for Feb. 7 at the Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road in Loveland. The Southwestern Ohio Specialty Crop Conference offers “a little something for everyone,” said Greg Meyer, Ohio State University Extension educator in Warren County.....

UK: Harper Adams students discuss the future of food and farming post-Brexit with NFU Vice President:

"Brexit is a greater issue for the younger generation"

Balancing food and environmental needs, maintaining the flow of migrant workers to provide labour for fresh produce farms, and greater pride in British produce were just three key topics raised in a round-table discussion about Britain’s future outside the European Union.The discussion, involving Harper.....

Finland: Year round production with just 5 hours of daylight

Currently, the sun doesn’t rise until around ten o'clock in the Finnish town of Närpes and at three o'clock in the afternoon it's dark again. So, year-round cultivation of tomatoes requires a lot of artificial light. Therefore the growers at Sven Sigg Ab have chosen for supplemental lighting with no less.....

CAN (BC): Vertical Designs breaks ground on vertical strawberry farm

Vertical Designs has broken ground in Abbotsford, BC to begin construction of the first facility to mass produce local organic strawberries for Canada. The project is projected to take about 4 - 5 months to complete and have products on the local shelf in Vancouver this 2017 sold under the Eco-Spirit.....

Russia: Two hectares of greenhouses to be constructed in Far East

One of the largest state owned farms in the Sakhalin region, “Teplichny”, is making preparations for launching two hectares of new greenhouses, the press office of the head of the region announced.The region’s governor, Oleg Kozhemyako, acquainted himself with the progress of the new greenhouse complex.....

China: Geert Leffers plants first crops inside Beijing HongFu greenhouse

Three years ago grower Geert Leffers, his financial partners and Dutch produce trader Levarht had a dream; growing the best and tastiest tomatoes in China. And, not to forget, by setting the highest standards in food safety. They founded Beijing HongFu International Algriculture Co and by establishing Dutch.....

Afghan growers invest in greenhouses

Construction work on 100 greenhouses has been launched for better agriculture growth and development in the southeastern Khost province in Afghanistan.Governor Hukam Khan Habibi told Pajhwok Afghan News the 100 greenhouses were being built at a cost of $700,000.He said with the completion of the greenhouses,.....

US (VT): Researchers grow saffron with help from Iran

Saffron, grown for centuries for its aromatic, culinary and healing properties, is literally more valuable than gold; made from the crocuses' stigmas, the spice can fetch as much as $5,000 per pound. Recent medical research suggests that saffron's therapeutic and medicinal applications may include lowering.....

Russia: World's first permafrost greenhouse starts operation

In December 2016, the Sauri greenhouse farm outside Yakutsk (5,150 miles east of Moscow) will gather its first harvest of tomatoes grown in permafrost, the farm’s managing director Maxim Sleptsov has told RBTH.The Sauri company, with Japan’s Hokkaido Corporation among its co-investors, has become the world’s.....

Azerbaijani investors fund greenhouses in Dagestan

In Dagestan, four projects are implemented with the participation of Azerbaijani investors, the head of the Dagestan agency for entrepreneurship and investment Bashir Magomedov says."We have four major projects with the participation of Azerbaijani investors and have already signed an agreement."Magomedov.....

CAN (BC): Affinor installs second tower at demo greenhouse

Affinor Growers has installed the second vertical growing tower with the University of the Fraser Valley Agriculture Training and Research Demonstration Greenhouse at the John Volken Academy in Surrey, British Columbia. The four level automated tower will allow Affinor Growers to continue to demonstrate and.....

Houweling’s settles patent infringement case with Little Leaf Farms

Houweling’s has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against Little Leaf Farms, LLC, of Devens, Massachusetts. In the lawsuit, Houweling’s alleged that Little Leaf infringed Houweling’s U.S. Patent No. 8,707,617, titled “Greenhouse and Forced Greenhouse Climate Control System and Method.” Little Leaf.....

New greenhouse and nursery educator serving west Michigan

Heidi Wollaeger Lindberg will begin serving the nurseries and greenhouses of western Michigan, including those in Kent, Ottawa and Allegan counties."I will begin serving the greenhouse and nursery industry for Michigan State University Extension Districts 5, 7, and 8 beginning Jan. 2, 2017," Wollaeger.....

Belgian hobby greenhouse builder looking for partners

ACD doesn’t just deliver products through their dealer network. It’s the corporate responsibility to train and educate both the resellers, not only in the field of greenhouses, also in growing and cultivating. To share their knowledge and to provide all accessories to enable them to cultivate their own.....

Canada: Saint-Félicien cucumbers now in stores

Saint-Félicien’s cucumber promoters, Caroline Fradet and Eric Dubé are pleased that the first deliveries have now been made to IGA stores (largest group of independent grocers in Canada). Caroline Fradet says that “We have been working on this project for three years. It has been a real adventure! And now,.....

US (ME): Nonprofit microgreens farm sprouts in Saco

Haley Cornwall isn’t likely to find microgreens perched atop the meals at his favorite restaurants, but his affection for the delicate greens he helps grow was evident as he hovered over them.He pointed to a tray of radish microgreens, their tiny green and purple leaves shining under the bright glow of a.....

Wet diffuse glass shows slightly higher transmission

Measuring the light transmittance of greenhouse covering materials has become a standard procedure for the horticultural industry. This is done standard on dry materials. However, transmittance changes (strongly) when water condenses on the inside of the material. Condensation on clear glass lowers the.....

US (IA): Determinate tomato in high tunnel, variety trial

Growing tomatoes in the high tunnel gives farmers an early jump on the tomato market, and can help protect the plants from some environmental stressors. Two farmers (Tim Landgraf at One Step at a Time Gardens and Mark Quee at Scattergood Friends School) conducted replicated variety trials in high tunnels of.....

How was your growth today?

Among growers, this question is heard more and more since it is possible to measure growth. The Paskal Growth Analyze System provides this growth information now for 3 seasons, to the first users of the system.During the first season the growers learned a lot about direct influences on growth. Climate and.....

CAN (AB): 800,000 square foot marijuana greenhouse opening in Leduc

An enormous medical marijuana greenhouse is being developed in Leduc.The building, called Aurora Sky, will be 800,000 square feet and will be able to produce 100,000 kilograms of marijuana annually.Barbara Engelbart-McKenzie, the executive director of the Leduc/Nisku Economic Development Association, told.....

Facts and figures: protected vegetable sector in Mexico

To have an idea about the size and development of the protected vegetable sector in Mexico, the following information is useful:Protected horticulture is widely spread in Mexico and present in all 32 states.98% of the protected production in Mexico is destined to horticulture. The main crops grown under.....

US (ME): Chef grows Asian food in the greenhouse

When some Maine farmers had a bunch of turnips that had accidentally gone to flower, they thought they had screwed up big time. At best, the harvest would go straight into the compost. Chef Cara Stadler decided to intervene; she wanted to use the discarded greens for a culinary experiment.“We turned it into.....

Russia records increase in greenhouse vegetable production

Russian greenhouse complexes continue to increase their vegetable production volumes, according to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation.Based on data from regional agro-business management bodies, the gross yield of greenhouse vegetable crops in the whole country amounted, as of 29 November,.....

Italian company develops special protocol for production of grafted plants

With technological facilities in four different countries in Europe and North America and 5 nursery gardens covering over 15 hectares - Centro Seia is one of the leading global producers of plants for protected crops.It sells around 80 million plants, 40 million of which are grafted, and employs around 150.....

Greengro unveils 5,000 sq. ft. fully equipped glass greenhouses

Greengro Technologies announced the availability of highly technologically fortified industrial-grade glass greenhouses designed to equip high-capacity growers with facilities designed to support commercial level production of both agricultural produce and cannabis.“We are very pleased to be bringing this.....

US (CO): New tenant approved to begin growing in GrowCo's first greenhouse

GrowCo, an indirect subsidiary of Two Rivers Water & Farming Company, announced that a new tenant, a sublease of their existing tenant, was approved on November 28, 2016 by the Pueblo County Liquor and Marijuana Licensing Board to immediately begin growing marijuana in GrowCo's first greenhouse located.....

US (WA): New Age Farm acquires 21,000 sq. ft. greenhouse

New Age Farm is acquiring an additional 21,000 square foot greenhouse structure to complement its newly completed 5600 square foot state of the art facility announced November 24, 2016.This new greenhouse structure combines Cravo, Nexus and Hired Hand Green components. Its 14 foot high trusses create an.....

Horti-Consult International visits Polish horticulture sector

Poland's accelerating economy provides room for new glass

Since Poland joined the EU, many second-hand greenhouses have been bought from the Netherlands. In recent years, more new construction is seen in the country. Modern greenhouses are being built by Dutch, but also Polish builders. That's one of the things the Horti-Consult International team noticed.....

AgroFreshPark Poland under development in Łódzkie region

Poland is seen as one of the largest growers in the European agrifood market and therefore constitutes a strong competitor, but also an excellent partner for the Dutch business community. For that reason, a Dutch-Polish consortium is in the process of developing an agrifood cluster called "AgroFreshPark.....

Russia: Tander JSC aims to become greenhouse leader

Over the course of 2017-2018, Tander JSC plans to put in operation 147.2 hectares of greenhouses.By the end of 2016, investments of Tander JSC in commissioning vegetable greenhouses are expected to total 29.4 billion rubles in the next two years, according to data provided by the National Horticultural.....

NASA testing space greenhouse for ISS

A high fidelity test version of NASA’s Advanced Plant Habitat (APH), the largest plant chamber built for the agency, arrived at Kennedy Space Center in Florida last week. The engineering development unit arrived by truck, was offloaded and transported to a laboratory at the Space Station Processing.....

High-tech greenhouse to be built in Mongolia

A greenhouse for the production of tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers is to be built in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. The greenhouse will cost around 86,000 euros.According to the technical specifications of the contract, the greenhouse will have an area of ​​5,000 square meters and the.....

KazAgro launches greenhouse complex in Almaty

The largest greenhouse complex of Kazakhstan has gone into operation on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the KazAgro company. The official opening of the facility, which will take place in honor of the 25th anniversary of the independence of Kazakhstan, is scheduled for early December this year.The acreage.....

Israeli president boosts ag collaboration with India

During a visit to India, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin emphasised “B to B” (business to business) and “G to G” (government to government) relationships between India and Israel.He said India could learn from the Israeli experience and knowledge in agriculture, water conservation and water cleaning.....

Italy: Marimaserre builds greenhouses for harsh climates

Marimaserre Srl, a new company based in Vittoria (RG), inherited its know-how from Denaro Srl. It is always worth mentioning a company's history, as "companies are made up of people, and their story always makes a difference," explains Rosario Denaro.The history of Marimaserre dates back to 1957, when.....

“Some people do not understand it at all”

Restaurant made from old containers and a second-hand greenhouse

A restaurant created from disused sea containers from the port of Amsterdam, a second-hand greenhouse from De Lier, windows and door frames from Overveen and marktplaats.nl and tables from a wine bar in Haarlem. This is the peak of circular entrepreneurship. It is a dream come true for Merel Jansen and her.....

CAN (ON): Union Gas cuts ribbon on expansion in greenhouse sector

Union Gas unveiled its new Leamington Expansion Project, which will help power an additional 55 greenhouse operations.“So the pipeline will be large enough to service about 570 acres of greenhouse,” said Union Gas spokeswoman Andrea Stass.There was a ribbon-cutting Thursday to officially inaugurate the.....

US (MI): Detroit urban farm embraces sustainable water use

Farm manager Patrick Crouch says "the motivation was multitude” for investing in a rainwater catchment system in Earthworks Urban Farm at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen on Detroit's East Side.Crouch says rainwater is better for plants than treated municipal water. Also, a catchment system can prevent runoff from.....

Australia: Super greenhouse boosts yield in climate extremes

Researchers are working to arm Australia’s protected cropping growers with the infrastructure to secure the highest possible commercial-yields with minimal energy, labour, nutrients and water outputs.This week, Horticulture Innovation Australia and Western Sydney University led an industry tour of the.....

Belgium: Fruit and leafy vegetables in REO Veiling rooftop greenhouse

The definitive design of the REO Veiling rooftop greenhouse has to be ready at the beginning of December in order to open in 2018. Inagro lifts the veil about the design.The rooftop greenhouse will be placed on top of the boxed warehouse of the REO Veiling, on the ring road to Roeselare, Belgium. The.....

CambridgeHOK construct phase 2 for MF Nurseries:

Irish tomato grower expands greenhouse business

CambridgeHOK are currently in the construction phase of their appointment by Martin Flynn of MF Nurseries to supply and build the second phase of their business development plan. The structures will comprise of a 5120m2 Venlo glasshouse and a 880m2 packing/storage area to facilitate modern tomato production......

US (CO): Community greenhouse grows food for vets

Based in Wheatridge, Colorado, The Redistribution Center serves veterans in need by providing them with vital items like clothing, furniture, school supplies.In 2016, they added a Ceres energy-efficient greenhouse to their fold, allowing them to grow fresh local food for veterans year-round. The commercial.....

Italy: Horto Sapiens grows cherry tomatoes on 22 hectares

Horto Sapiens is a company located in Vittoria producing and trading in fruit and vegetable products, employing state-of-the-art systems that also comply with local traditions.The company covers 22 hectares and focuses mainly on cherry tomatoes, but also grows aubergines, courgettes and peppers.In.....

The great marijuana greenhouse debate

"Just before the election I read an article about California pot growers paying millions of dollars for old greenhouses in the Salinas Valley," writes Leigh Coulter of GGS Structures. "After the results of the US marijuana elections greenhouse property values are likely increasing in eastern states like.....

How to choose lighting: ID your problems

With grow lights, there is no “one size fits all” solution. Before you choose lighting, make sure that you think through your situation very carefully, understanding the problem you’re trying to solve.Start off by looking carefully at your problems.Your problems aren’t necessarily obvious. You might think,.....

Switzerland: Organic peppers, radishes and lettuce on 25,357 m²

The new greenhouse for Christian Gerber was sold via Gysi Berglas AG. The company wants to grow organic vegetables, peppers, radishes and various types of lettuce. The greenhouse has a surface area of 25,357 m², with an 8 meter Venlo greenhouse with 5 meter sections and a post height ranging from 5.15 meters.....

Application of geenhouse roof coatings require tailor-made advice

For every type of crop it is important to create an optimal climate year-round to constantly achieve the maximum yield and quality. A coating on the greenhouse roof can be a good tool for this. However, there is a large range of coatings available and these can also be applied in different.....

US (AZ): Pima County delays Monsanto greenhouse

The Pima County Board of Supervisors is making agriculture-technology company Monsanto wait until next year before signing off on tax incentives to bring a new operation to the Tucson area. Monsanto plans to build a seven-acre greenhouse near Marana. But the company is waiting on a letter of approval from.....

Russia: 282 million-dollar greenhouse complex to be built near Voronezh

Eko Kultura LLC, an agricultural and industrial holding from the Stavropol region, intends to construct another high technological greenhouse complex in the Bobrovsky district located in the Russian region of Voronezh. The project is estimated at 18 billion rubles ($282 million).As Construction.RU was told.....

CAN (ON): Espanola greenhouse builder becomes grower to prove tech

Jeff Scharf didn’t set out to be a farmer.The roofer-turned-greenhouse-designer simply wanted to build efficient, four-season greenhouses and sell them to customers looking to grow their own food. But two years after he and his partners launched Greenhouses Canada, Scharf realized that to sell greenhouses,.....

First harvest at new Thanet Earth project expected 2017

With its 38.5 ha site, Thanet Earth is the largest and most high-tech horticulture complex in England. Thanet Earth is known for its continuous production of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. Van der Hoeven was very pleased to be able to design and implement another project for Thanet Earth.Albarino haze.....

Spain: Rainfall and hail damage greenhouses in El Ejido

Severe rainfall in Spain has caused damage to agricultural farms in El Ejido. At one operation the structure of a greenhouse has collapsed. Likewise, in the area of Tierras de Almeria and La Aldeílla there has been a hailstorm with no significant incidences beyond the accumulation of hail on the sides of the.....

"Uniform light intensity best for crop"

Plants show a delayed response to changes in light intensity. Actually they are always a few steps behind the reality and thatreducesproduction. Diffuse light results in fewer changes and therefore to higher production. If the light intensity in the greenhouse changes greatly, photosynthesis can be.....

Tunnel farming gains ground in Pakistan

Tunnel farming for vegetables is becoming popular across Pakistan as it boosts per-acre yield, cuts the cost of production and helps in off-season production.Back in 2005, the ‘fruit and vegetable development project’ of the Punjab government was launched as the first major initiative on tunnel farming.Now.....

Paraguay: Supermarket chain installs modern greenhouses

After the current government, through its ministers, invited the entrepreneur Tomás Davalos to visit farmers in extreme poverty, he decided to support them with management, training and technology. "I realized that the problem was not very complicated, because there are fertile lands, energy and roads; the.....

Quebec producer to triple tomato production greenhouse

Founded in the early 60s by Yolande and André Demers, the history of Horticultural Productions Demers begins with the cultivation of strawberries. It continues in the 1970s with greenhouse production and the introduction of new production techniques. Several greenhouses are being built and by the mid-1980s,.....

Australia: Queensland farm survives bushfire by less than a metre

A fire has come breathtakingly close to causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to a Queensland farm.The blaze at Calavos, south-east of Bundaberg, started on the weekend but flared up in hot, windy conditions on Monday.Multiple fire crews and helicopters were called in to fight the fire,.....

Rusagro scraps $300 million greenhouse project

On November, 18, 2016 the Board of Directors of Rusagro made the decision to cease their $300 million greenhouse project, announced in March. The project was highly dependent on government support, which the Board expects to be insufficient in the coming years to guarantee reasonable pay-back period.Rusagro,.....

Can hi-tech greenhouses feed the world?

In a remote corner of the Australian outback, where temperatures climb above 40 degrees Celsius in summer and fresh water is scarce, Philipp Saumweber is growing vine-ripened tomatoes.Inside a space-age greenhouse, the former Goldman Sachs banker turned chief executive of Sundrop Farms is producing 16,000.....