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Best practices for growing tomatoes yearly in a high tunnel

Consumer demand for fresh, locally-grown tomatoes throughout the year makes the crop a natural fit in high tunnel production. High tunnel tomatoes also produce better yields than those grown in the field due to fewer diseases while looking better than those grown in the field.Because of their value to high.....

Full LED at Lans Zeeland:

"Radiant heat SON-T reaches deeper than convection heat LED"

Dutch grower Lans Zeeland has the first large greenhouse where tomatoes are cultivated under full LED. The ClimaLED3 system from QWestland provides white light and is equipped with a small fan that aids the lamp in reducing heat. In terms of design, the lights look more like SON-T luminaires than the red /.....

Ventilation and illuminated tomato cultivation

In 2017, Wageningen University & Research studied the use of ventilation for tomato cultivation. Researchers monitored the use of Ventilation Jets on two farms with illuminated tomato cultivation. Tomato growers Greenco and Gardener's Pride produce a small tomato and are equipped with a Ventilation Jet.....

Preventing chilling injury in basil

Demand for year-round and locally produced fresh-cut and potted culinary herbs such as basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) has been increasing rapidly in recent years. Greenhouse growers and indoor vertical farms are benefiting from this demand (Figure 1) by expanding production and products (Figure 2). However, a.....

healthy, equitable and resident-driven

Creating the climate needed to provide produce

The GrowHaus, located in Denver, Colorado is a non-profit greenhouse operation that has successfully established a program designed to create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food supply system that serves as a hub for food distribution and provides educational and economic opportunities. Svensson's.....

CAN (BC): BioPod paves way for greenhouse innovation

There’s been a lot of buzz over the Surrey BioPod Project recently and with good reason—the joint initiative between the University of Fraser Valley (UFV), the John Volken Academy (JVA) and the City of Surrey is an unique enterprise that is advancing agricultural research and food production technology,.....

How to size a greenhouse heating system

Properly sizing a greenhouse heating system is crucial for maintaining the perfect temperatures year-round. An efficient heater delivers consistently uniform heat to the plant canopy, promoting strong, rapid plant growth. Sizing a heating system for a greenhouse only requires taking some measurements and.....

Spain: Granada-based producers assess extent of flood damage

The Federation of Agro-Food Cooperatives (Faeca) will carry out an assessment of the damage to farms, infrastructure and crops affected by floods this weekend in several municipalities of the Vega de Granada, where the green asparagus harvest was in full swing.According to an initial evaluation, the area.....

'Peaks without peaks'

NL: Exceptional weather good test case pepper trial 2SaveEnergyKas

For the 'Peaks without peaks' project, in the 2SaveEnergy greenhouse in Bleiswijk there is a test ongoing to establish how pepper crops deal with temporary lower temperatures and changing conditions. The recent winter weeks turned out to be a good test case.Researchers Arie de Gelder and Frank Kempkes: "The.....

Turkish government distributes greenhouse nylon to growers

In order to increase greenhouse production and meet the local demand for fruits and vegetables in Batman, a city located on the southeast part of Turkey, 58 farmers were given greenhouse nylon by the municipality and Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Livestock to be used in an area of 730,000 square.....

Edwin Valkenburg, AgroEnergy:

"Less gas, more heat, this is the moment"

The gas consumption must be reduced and we must organize this together. This has been the big news in the world of energy in the Netherlands lately. That is why, according to Edwin Valkenburg of AgroEnergy, now is the right time to get things done by the government, so that horticulture can take a big step.....

New climate screen offers more light and lower energy costs

Ridder Climate Screens introduces a new energy-conserving screen fabric that offers 2% more light transmission – without detriment to its energy conservation properties.More lightRidder Climate Screens’ new RES 10+ FR climate screen fabric has been developed in response to the demand for more light in dark,.....

Russia: Year-round vegetables under Polar conditions

Outside, the temperatures drop to below -20 degrees Celsius, but inside the Severodvinsk greenhouse, vegetables are growing year-round.Elena Borovina, the greenhouse owner, says that in addition to lettuce, dill and parsley, they grow less common crops like basil, rucola, Swiss chard, spinach, sorrel,.....

Botman Hydroponics

"The technology of cultivating on water is fascinating"

"A solid belief in yourself and an even greater belief in technology, that’s the formula for Botman Hydroponics, the ultimate floating cultivation system." The company spent more than ten years on development and research. "It was a necessary period for refining and optimising every aspect. Now the real.....