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Erik Næsje appointed new GM at Horti AS Norway

Horti AS has expanded its current staff to include a new General Manager Erik Næsje. The role for Erik will be to expand the company and improve its current business model. This will be done with Erik having an increased contact with the clients and making sure the service is up to the market standard. Erik.....

Indian farmers thrive with new sweet pepper varieties

The sweet pepper season in India has started. Despite the heavy rainfall the country is still facing, growers have started planting for the new season in net houses. As the market has grown steadily over the years, Rijk Zwaan directs its efforts to helping local growers meet the increasing market demand.“The.....

More hort suppliers and greenhouse builders at PMA this year

Every year in October, the North American produce industry gathers at the PMA Fresh Summit to network, scout new innovations in packaging and varieties and get updated on the latest topics related to retail, post harvest and other trade related information.Over the last couple of years however, more and more.....

US (CA): Sweet Leaf Hydroponics installs automation upgrades

Smart Cannabis reseller Sweet Leaf Hydroponics has sold approximately $100,000 in phase II accessory and automation upgrades to an existing client. The cannabis cultivation client originally purchased the basic quick deploy versions of Smart Cannabis Greenhouses in early spring to capitalize on the early.....

Light approaches to speed up the generation turnover

The development of new plant varieties with advanced performance or an improved environmental adaptation is important to secure our food. To obtain new genetic recombinants or to introduce one or multiple target genes, plants need to be pollinated in a controlled way and seeds must be collected – best as.....

Norway: Miljøgartneriet chooses Pro block for plant propagation

Miljøgartneriet in Naerbø in Norway is a modern horticultural enterprise that grows various varieties of tomato, sweet pepper and chilli pepper. Miljøgartneriet also propagates plants. The company takes a pioneering role when it comes to environmentally-friending growing methods. Grodan Pro blocks contribute.....

Organic pepper production above the soil in new system NatureFresh Farms

Thursday 21 September, Van der Knaap Group and Canada-based vegetable grower NatureFresh Farms have officially come to an agreement that NatureFresh Farms will grow peppers organically with Van der Knaap’s newly developed organic growing system. Both companies consider the growth concept as a sustainable and.....

New CN Seeds varieties finding favour with Spanish growers

CN Seeds, the UK-based vegetable seed specialist, will cap a highly successful 12 months in the Spanish market with an appearance at the country’s premier fresh produce trade exhibition Fruit Attraction, which takes place in Madrid from 18-20 October. The appearance follows a year in which the company has.....

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.....

Grower installs UK’s first 100% LED system for high-wire cucumbers

Glinwell PLC, a UK producer of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and eggplants, is installing the UK’s first 100% LED grow light system for cultivating high-wire cucumbers. In recent years, high-wire growers have been rapidly adopting LEDs as supplemental lighting systems for their crops and have experienced.....

US: The Grove Nevada adds new LED lights

Heliospectra announces a third order from The Grove Nevada. After standardizing on Heliospectra LED lighting solutions and technology in 2015, The Grove Nevada continues to achieve consistent medicinal cannabis crop results while expanding the cutting edge commercial cultivation facility. The order is valued.....
November 13, 2017

Israel: STK to host GlobalGAP tour in Jerusalem

STK will host GlobalGAP, this coming November 13, 2017 at the Orient Hotel Jerusalem. The GlobalGAP tour takes place every year and is part of a campaign to engage leading stakeholders around the globe. This tour stop will be in the holy city of Jerusalem and consists of a half day event, which gathers all.....

Everything up and running at Meteor Systems after move

Frank Bastiaansen of Meteor Systems looks back on a good and eventful year. Good, because demand for Meteor Systems products is increasing. And eventful because a move is quite an undertaking, of course. The new office has been in use for a year now. Last year in October, the production was moved from.....

US: Earth Alive signs distribution agreement with cannabis company

Earth Alive Clean Technologies has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with American Cannabis Company, a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, for the commercialization of Dr. Marijane, the company’s cannabis.....