Greenhouse

Jos Veugen, Veugen High Care:

"Check whether no invisible dirt is left behind after disinfection"

Growers rarely whether the greenhouse is really clean, after the contractor has paid a visit to disinfect the greenhouse. Jos Veugen, Veugen High Care, advises his customers to do so anyway. Jos: "I appreciate the trust. And we are not ashamed either. But if I were a grower, I would have had prints taken…

US: Plantible Foods completes extractions technology raise

Plantible Foods, creators of an allergen-free protein derived from lemna, has completed a pre-seed funding round led by Unshackled Ventures, an early stage fund for…

Russia: Eco-culture comments on massive expansion

“We are going to launch another 120 ha of greenhouses, increasing the productivity by 70 thousand tons. Thus, in 2019 we are planning to produce about 200 thousand tons. It is in our strategy to construct 500-550 ha of greenhouses by 2023”, said Eco-culture president Aleksandr Rudakov. Currently Eco-culture owns about…

Lift cart collects data while crop work is done

It looks like a lift cart, it works like a lift cart but it’s not just a lift cart. The new Ecoation machine, the OKO lift cart, not only enables workers to lower, clip or twist the plants, but at the same time collects a large amount of data, offering insights on the crop and the expected yield. Multiple tasks "In…

Russia: 10 ha strawberry greenhouse planned in Elektrostal

About 13 million euros have been invested in the construction of a greenhouse for growing strawberries in Elektrostal, reported the deputy general director of the Victoria Estate group of companies, Mr. Vahtang Sagareyshvilli. The corresponding agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow region…

Moscow region reaches 100% self-sufficiency with tomatoes and cucumbers

This year Moscow region has reached 100% self-sufficiency with tomatoes and cucumbers. Only four years ago the demand was met by 5-6%, reported the Minister of Agriculture and…

Turkey: Increase in greenhouse banana production in Antalya

“Banana production has been increasing rapidly in the city over the last 5 years. Banana production areas have increased by 75 % in this period whereas the production volume has increased by 177 %", according to Antalya City Agricultural Official Mustafa Ozen. "In 2002, 63,000 tons of bananas were grown on an…

Turkish Minister of Agriculture:

"Professional production facilities like greenhouses are a must to be able to export"

Turkish Minister of Agriculture, Bekir Pakdemirli, recently voiced his support for the adoption of more greenhouse technology in the country. “Geothermal greenhouses are very cost efficient in terms of heating expenses," he said. "I have been visiting different grower groups and their greenhouses and we need to…

US (OH): Great Lakes Growers doubles production capacity to 160,000 sq.ft.

Great Lakes Growers, an 80,000 square foot, state of the art hydroponic greenhouse facility that grows leafy greens and herbs in Burton, Ohio, have broken ground on an additional 80,000 square foot expansion. Once completed, the expansion will effectively double their growing capacity to 160,000 square…

China to build Dutch-inspired high-tech agriculture park

In the coming years, China and the Netherlands are to further intensify cooperation in greenhouse horticulture. Ahead of the China-Netherlands Business Forum in The Hague, Dutch Greenhouse Delta has forged a strategic partnership with Jiashan Sino-Dutch Industrial Park. This memorandum of understanding…

Japan: Education center expands with 1 ha tomato production greenhouse

JFE Engineering Corporation has received an order for a climate-controlled tomato cultivation facility (using Priva technology) as a turnkey project from Tomatopark. This is the second turnkey order for plant construction for JFE Engineering’s Smart Agriculture Division. Tomatopark was established by Seiwa in August 2017 for…

Russia: 2 ha greenhouse opened in Dagestan

The head of Tarumovsy region of Dagestan, Mr. Aleksandr Zimin and his deputy have visited the greenhouse complex Kamil that started operating near Tarumovka village. 60 thousand pieces of cucumber seedlings are being planted in the greenhouses. The head of enterprise Kamil, Mr. Kamil Magomedov reported that the greenhouses would be…

US (CA): Leichtag Foundation gets six gutter-connected greenhouses

The Leichtag Common's Director of Engineering Dempsey Sawyer has been working with Agra Tech of Pittsburg, CA and AgCon of San Jose, CA in the design and construction of a very unique gutter-connected series of six Continental ATI greenhouses at their 67.5 acre agricultural property less than one mile…

"If next year is the same, I am very happy"

Winterproofing the greenhouse

The summer is over and demand for radish is dwindling. Fresh salads make way for soft fruit, and consumers opt for a hot meal. This does not mean radish growers are idle. They are making use of the intermezzo for a thorough clean-up of the greenhouses. The garden of Daily Fresh Radish in Naaldwijk is 'winterproof'. The glass is cleaned for…

US: California invests $1.5 million in seasonal high tunnels

California invested just over $100 million in a broad diversity of conservation contracts with farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners through the USDA's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in the 2018 federal fiscal year which ended Sept. 30. This places California second in the…

US: Incentives aid greenhouses and nurseries in implementing energy efficiency practices

To help foster the implementation of energy efficiency practices, government agencies and utilities offer incentives to make them more affordable for greenhouse and nursery operations. A brief explanation of each incentive program is as follows: USDA Rural Development Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) REAP provides…

Turkey: Decline in agricultural production areas in Kutahya

According to data announced by the Turkish Statistical Institute, the greenhouse production area in Kutahya has shown a significant drop of 3.9 % in 2017. Kutahya is located in the western part of Turkey and with the recent decline, the greenhouse production areas went down to 57 hectares. 81% of the…

How to keep greenhouse conditions optimal for plant growth

Plants are complex organisms, and as resilient as they are in nature, they’re also delicate enough that suboptimal growing conditions can seriously impact their health. The temperature and relative humidity in a greenhouse are two factors that have an enormous impact on plant growth, and a greenhouse…

not for veggies

Japanese pitch "biggest greenhouse in the world"

A Japanese company has designed "the biggest greenhouse in human history". Not for growing vegetables, but for creating a touristic destination out of a valley. By covering a valley in the Chinese Hebel province with glass roofs, they want to create a mountainous "Utopia".  "The site is located in the Hebel province of China.The forestation of…

Russia: Nobody interested in Altai greenhouse complex

The auction on selling the biggest greenhouse complex of Siberia, Industrialny in Barnaul, will not take place, reported the Foundation for the Altai area property. The auction was to have been held on October 5. Not a single application for the auction has been received and the auction has been cancelled. The complex…

Can greenhouse crop production become efficient enough to produce food for the masses?

Neil Mattson, School of Integrative Plant Science, Horticulture Section, spent his childhood on a farm with flower and vegetable gardens. “If you know how to grow your own food, you’ll never go hungry,” Mattson recalls his grandmother, who grew up during the Great Depression, saying. “That ethos has…

Self-assembly greenhouse to be launched in USA

“North America is looking for better solutions for local produce, so-called farm to table produce”, says TAP’s CEO, Avner Shohet. “People are looking for fresh products that leave less of a carbon footprint.” He says there is a lot of effort going into urban farming in that country. “The TAPKIT is…

The best way to circulate air in a glasshouse

On Tuesday 09 October, a group of around 20 growers attended a GrowSave event on Air Movement, hosted by W. D. Smith and Son near Battlesbridge, Essex. The day was split into two sessions: The morning focused on the theory and some of the science behind generating air movement in greenhouses. The afternoon consisted of practical demonstrations in the greenhouse.…

US (MA): Berry plant grower doubles greenhouse space

A new chapter is about to begin for the greenhouses at Five Acre Farm in Northfield, as its sale to Nourse Farms in Whately has been completed. Tim and Mary Nourse paid $1,050,000 for the 2.3 acres that double their greenhouse space. Those greenhouses will be used to grow strawberry, raspberry and blackberry plants. The…

Russia: 8 ha greenhouse complex to be built in Stavropol by 2020

The SovAgroTech group of companies are going to build a greenhouse complex worth 17.3 million euros in the Lermontov town of the Stavropol region (Russia). The greenhouses are planned to be constructed by the end of 2020, reported the head of the group of companies, Mr. Yuriy Kurchenko. “It is our first project in the Stavropol region;…

Iran turns to Turkey for assistance in greenhouse development

Iran and Turkey signed three memoranda of understanding in the fields of horticulture, beekeeping and veterinary affairs. The MoUs were signed in a meeting held in the Iranian capital between Iran’s Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati and his Turkish counterpart Bekir Pakdemirli on Wednesday. Pakdemirli said that Iran is expanding…

Autumn harvest of Chinese snow peas and sugar snaps approaching

“We had a very successful snow pea and sugar snap Spring harvest season this year. It started from late April till July 2018. Overall, the weather was good for growing peas, even though it rained a little bit sometimes. All through those ten weeks of harvesting, we shipped to Europe. There were only 2 or…

US (HI): High-tech hydroponic kitchen planned on Lanai

A hydroponic kitchen that would host cooking demonstrations, hands-on teaching and school groups is being planned as part of Larry Ellison’s high-tech indoor agricultural facility expected to open by the end of this year on Lanai. Lanai Resorts LLC, which does businesses as Pulama Lana’i, is applying for a special…

CAN (BC): Delta to impose greenhouse rules for Tsawwassen property

Civic staff has been given the go-ahead by Delta council to establish a special agricultural zone for a controversial piece of Tsawwassen farmland. Council set out the parameters for the…

"State support to the greenhouse sector will be decreasing"

Russia: Greenhouse crops hit record high

According to a forecast by the association Greenhouses of Russia, vegetable crops grown in greenhouses will exceed the highest numbers in the whole history of Russian agriculture and will reach 1.1 million tons. The Technologii Rosta company have made a similar projection. According to the Russian…

US (NC): Verdesian opens new greenhouse at Duke University

Verdesian Life Sciences has expanded its research pipeline by opening a greenhouse facility at Duke University to develop early technology validation screening for agricultural nutrient use efficiency (NUE) technologies. The new Verdesian greenhouse is part of Verdesian’s Early Technology Validation (ETV) screening to…

US: Options for including cover crops in high tunnel rotations

High tunnels are a popular tool used to extend the growing season, particularly for organic vegetable, flower, and fruit growers (Pool and Stone, 2014, 2015). Their popularity is no surprise given increased yield and quality for many kinds of produce, in addition to a price premium for fresh, local…

"AI must outperform growers’ green fingers"

Top executive David Wallerstein from the Chinese technology company, Tencent, has recently discovered horticulture. He believes combining Artificial Intelligence (AI) and food production will make it possible to unlock enormous potential.   The CEO of Tencent is Ma Huateng, better known as Pony Ma. But David Wallerstein,…

Kazakhstan: Number of greenhouses on the rise in Turkestan

The increasing number of farms with greenhouses marks an important development in Turkestan. The region currently has 5,114 agricultural units, 4,994 of which are peasant farms and the balance, production cooperatives. Tuimebayev visited Zhabaiy Ata farm in the Kaplanbek rural area, which uses advanced technology to…

Russia: Mushroom greenhouse opened in Tula

A festive opening ceremony of a greenhouse for champignon cultivation took place on September 25. The governor of the Tula region, Mr. Aleksey Dyumin, congratulated the management and the employees with the event. The new complex will employ over 500 dwellers of the Tula region; introduction of modern technologies will allow…

Russia: 24 ha greenhouse complex to be built in Rostov region

The SovAgroTech group of companies are going to build a year-round greenhouse complex with an acreage of 24 ha and value of 64.28 million euros. The complex, to be built at a former mining territory in the Krasnosulinsky area of the Rostov region, will be completed by 2022. The head of the group of…

US (FL): Silver Sands School opens brand-new greenhouse

Dozens of Silver Sands School students surrounded their new state-of-the-art greenhouse Friday morning, excited to start growing their own plants. “Hi, greenhouse! I’m glad to see you,” a student yelled from the crowd. “I’m your biggest fan.” The long-awaited Growth House — an ADA-compliant greenhouse for special needs students to…

Roots scores first commercial order for South Korea greenhouse

Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies has secured its first commercial order in South Korea for two Root Zone Temperature Optimization (RZTO) systems, which will be used in hydroponic greenhouses. These systems will be used with TapKit, a Nutrient Film Technology (NFT) developed by hydroponic greenhouse builder and…

Kazakhstan: High-tech greenhouse gives locals access to fresh produce

Locals at a remote province in frozen Kazakhstan are enjoying locally-grown vegetables for the first time, and improved employment, after Netafim installed a hi-tech glasshouse. It’s the first-time vegetables are being grown in Atyrau province, where long sub-zero winters have previously made agriculture almost impossible.…

US (GA): University president checks out Pure Flavor greenhouse

University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead traveled to South Georgia Sept. 25 to learn more about Georgia’s top industry—agriculture—during his annual Farm Tour. The tour’s stops highlighted the diversity of the agriculture industry, ranging from the Pure Flavor Greenhouse Complex in Fort Valley to…

Penn State video details the types of high tunnels available on the market

TunnelBerries personnel at Penn State University have created a new video released by Penn State Extension that provides information on the types of high tunnels (single and multi-bay) that are commercially available and important features of each to consider. This is especially useful for growers new to…

Italy: Automated rolling system for fresh-cut salads

La Linea Verde has opened an 8-hectare tunnel installation with an automated rolling system using the Basic5 Reflex BW thermal screen. The Chairman of La Linea Verde, Giuseppe Battagliola, is a keen innovator with in-depth knowledge of the fresh-cut salads sector. He has chosen a solution that transcends the traditional…

France: 90,000m2 of photovoltaic greenhouses for kiwi farming

Reden Solar (new name of Fonroche Solaire, ex-subsidiary of Lot-et-Garonne solar energy group, Fonroche) inaugurated a group of three greenhouses covering almost 9 hectares in…

From chickens to greenhouses; Van Eck celebrates its 30th anniversary

As a son of a poultry farmer, Paul van Eck started 30 years ago with the disinfection of chicken sheds. Soon afterwards, entrepreneurs from the horticulture industry also approached him for the disinfection of their greenhouse. In the years that followed, Van Eck Hygiëne grew into a well-known player in…

US (TX): Charter school receives gift to expand urban farm

One Sunnyside school is getting a gift that will help students cultivate food for their school and the community, using unique new farming techniques -- growing plants without dirt. The program teaches students about healthy food choices and gives them a unique lesson in entrepreneurship. Pro-Vision, a charter school and youth-focused…

Kenya: The ideal greenhouse and how to take care of it

Many farmers are turning to greenhouses in search of higher yields and some are constructing the structures themselves to save costs. But what consists of a good greenhouse and how does one take care of it? Leopold Obi spoke to Taita Ngetich, the director of Nairobi-based Illuminum Greenhouses Kenya. What features should a…

US (NY): Agbotic expands with five new robotic greenhouses

John P. Gaus plans to grow his automation-driven farm Agbotic Inc. fivefold with larger, more advanced greenhouses all in operation by early 2019. Workers began building Mr. Gaus’s five new 18,000-square-foot greenhouses in July and have already constructed three of them at its County Route 75 farm where the company…

Belgium: Greenhouse floats in the air

House TP is located in the working-class area in Mechelen, Belgium – a local woman with green fingers bought there a little house next to the church and asked dmvA to reconstruct it. Due to the specifics of the site and the client’s requirements, the architects have created a levitating greenhouse in the…

Spain: Almeria gets new Research Excellence Centre for protected vegetables

Certis Europe has signed a collaboration agreement with the Tecnova Experimental Centre to establish the new Certis Research Excellence Centre (CREC) for the development of Integrated Pest Management on protected vegetables in Almería, Spain. The Tecnova Experimental Centre The Tecnova Foundation was established in 2001…

Next season 181 extra rows of red cherry tomatoes

Dutch cherry tomato grower adds 5 ha

At the beginning of July, construction was started of a new 5 ha greenhouse for Sweet Lions. After the earlier extension of 5 to 8 ha and an extension of the shed two years ago, this is a new step for cherry tomato growers Jordan and Thomas van Leeuwen. The new construction enables Sweet Lions to also…

KG Greenhouses:

"Half of steel construction was standing within two weeks"

The 9 hectare project for Neame Lea, a British grower of a wide range of potted plants and bedding plants is getting on well. Half of the steel construction was standing within two weeks. KG Greenhouses published another video update of their project in Spalding, Great Britain.  KG Greenhouses is responsible for the full turn-key project .…

US (MO): MU celebrates milestone in construction of state-of-the-art plant research facility

The University of Missouri’s plant science research took another step forward Saturday, celebrating a key phase in the construction of a new facility that will expand resources for researchers across campus. The new MU Plant Growth Research Facility marked its “topping off” — or completion of the…

October 9, Wickford

UK: Air movement in horticulture

GrowSave is organizing an Air Movement Seminar and practical demonstration with Dutch air movement expert Peter van Weel. Date: 9 October Venue: W.D. Smith and Son, Grange Nurseries, SS11 7QU Timings: 9:30am – 3:30pm The day will start with presentations and interactive discussion covering the following questions: Why do you want air movement in a glasshouse? What techniques are available and how do they…

US (LA): Nicholls State University to renovate greenhouse

Nicholls State University has been working with Duplantis Design Group on plans to renovate a greenhouse on campus. Built in 1959 for $21,000 by boiler and greenhouse manufacturer, Lord & Burnham, the Nicholls State University Greenhouse blossomed under the supervision of former president, Dr. Donald Ayo. The…

US (NE): Monsanto awards Mitchell High $10,000 grant to build greenhouse

Monsanto grants Mitchell High School money to construct a new greenhouse near the football field. Through the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, Ms. Clark, the students and Ms. Splichal sent out an application for a grant and will receive a $10,000 donation. The project started land school year in which a class was…

117 million euro investment

Russia: Year-round greenhouse complex to be built in Moscow region

A year-round greenhouse complex for growing vegetables will be built in the Astapovo village in the Moscow region, reported the minister of Moscow construction, Mr. Ruslan Tagiyev. “The project is carried out with the assistance of the Center for Moscow construction facilitation. The project cost is estimated at 117…

Taiwan: A greenhouse as a home

BIAS is an architecture and curating firm devoted to testing and expanding the boundaries of the architectural discipline. The integration of curating was the first consequence of such objective. Indeed, this corresponded to the attempt of engaging programs as an integral part of the architecture. Engaging the climate directly…

Russia: Stavropol governor lobbies strawberry greenhouse construction

The strawberry greenhouse complex that is planned to be launched in spring of the coming year near Kislovodsk, Stavropol region, will be producing 900 tons of berries per year, meeting 1% of the country's demand, according to the initiator of the project, Ms. Oksana Fedoseeva. The overall amount of strawberries imported in…

US (NY): Wheatfield Gardens at sunrise

A look at the greenhouses from the air is always a beautiful sight. Especially when the sun is rising and the lighting of the greenhouse spreads a pink glow. Wheatfield Gardens, a lettuce grower in western New York, recently uploaded this video.

Canadian laboratory expands greenhouse disease diagnostic and management services

A & L Canada Laboratories announced an expanded portfolio of Greenhouse Disease Diagnostic and Management Services. To learn more, visit A & L at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference in Niagara Falls on October 3rd & 4th, 2018, booth #356. “Our expanded range of products and services of Greenhouse Disease Management…

Qatar announces 34 new greenhouse vegetable projects

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) of Qatar has offered 34 new strategic projects for private investors to produce vegetables using greenhouse technology with an area of about 100,000sqm per project. The Ministry pays special attention to the dissemination of soilless farming technology. Qatar participated…

Russia: New greenhouse complex comes to Voronezh in 2020

The governor of the Voronezh region, Mr. Aleksandr Gusev, has discussed the realization of an investment project on greenhouse construction for vegetable production in a meeting with LLC Eco Culture founder Mr. Andery Petrenko. The greenhouse complex may be named Voronezhskiy, reported the official…

US (GA): KSU farm to install growing system, expand crop production

Kennesaw State is currently installing a new hydroponic growing system on its Hickory Grove Farm to increase crop production sustainably. Hickory Grove farm, managed by the School of Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality, produces over 20,000 pounds of produce that are used at KSU’s two dining halls, Stinger’s and…

First harvest BayWa greenhouse UAE:

"The Emirates are an extremely attractive market"

Two months after planting the first 90,000 seedlings in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, BayWa AG, Munich, and Al Dahra Holding, LLC, Abu Dhabi, have begun harvesting the first 1.5 tonnes of snack tomatoes. Starting from October, consumers will be able to find this premium vegetable, going by the brand name Mahalli (…

Second greenhouse heated by cryptocurrency mining

Miami-based United American Corp announces the completion of its second BlockchainDome and the full commissioning of 1,500 additional miners for a total of 2,500 miners (3.8 megawatts) now in service in two BlockchainDomes. Pre-installation of 1.5 megawatts of electrical service for adjacent greenhouses…

US (LA): Acadiana Native Plant Project dedicates greenhouse to late founder

The Acadiana Native Plant Project is honoring one of its founders. The group dedicated the June Walker Memorial Greenhouse at the NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville this evening. Walker died last year. Her family donated her library and the greenhouse to the group to help keep her legacy alive. Read more and watch the video at…

Russia: 12.5 ha greenhouse complex to be built in Sayansk

The press service of the Sayansk administration (Russia) have reported plans to construct a greenhouse in the city with a projected capacity of 14-15 thousand tons of vegetables per year. The complex will provide 250 jobs. The Foundation for Monocities Development are eager to support the project. The meeting on this…

US (MD): South Mountain MicroFARM increases lettuce yield by 60% and microgreens yield by 10%

South Mountain MicroFARM is a 100% LED-lit, aquaponic leafy greens cultivator in Maryland. The 7,500 square foot greenhouse is situated on the Sellers family’s 22-acre Christmas tree farm. Two-thirds of the greenhouse contains media beds, hydroponic channels and vertical racks that grow a wide range of…

CAN (BC): Supreme Court gives go-ahead to Richmond MMJ greenhouse

The BC Supreme Court has struck down an attempt by the City of Richmond to stop the chair of a medical cannabis company from building a greenhouse on a farm in the Agricultural Land Reserve. The decision, centering on a 21-acre plot of land near No.9 Road and Westminster Highway, has implications for cannabis companies and…

Turkey: Greenhouse investments continue in Erzincan

Greenhouse production in Erzincan, a city located in the eastern part of Turkey, has been developing rapidly in recent years and investments in this industry continue at full speed. Another new greenhouse has been put into operation in Erzincan with the help of government funding programs.    The new greenhouse is constructed in the Uzumlu town of…

Russia: 10 ha climate-controlled greenhouse completed in Siberia

This week, VB completed a greenhouse and climate control system in Siberia. From now on, this 10 hectare greenhouse nearby Tomsk, will provide Siberians with high quality vegetables, like tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and eggplants. “With this world-class greenhouse environment, we enhance the quality of…

US (FL): First harvest approaching for hydroponic hops greenhouse

It’s been more than a year since CL first checked in with Twin Bays Hop Farms. At the time, founder Brenden Markopoulos was in the process of tapping into hydroponic farming with an 11,000-square-foot greenhouse for his fresh, sustainable Florida hops. Markopoulos, who serves as master grower, remains dedicated to bringing…

Official opening Rijk Zwaan greenhouse in Tanzania

On 19 September 2018 in Arusha, Tanzania, the official opening took place of a new greenhouse complex for Rijk Zwaan. The high-tech poly greenhouse, with a surface area of 43,137 m² and a separate sandwich structure, will be used for seed production. At the opening, Certhon and Van der Hoeven handed over…

Getting the most out of your greenhouse poly

With the early order poly booking season underway, now is a good time for growers operating in poly greenhouses to take stock of their complete poly maintenance and management systems. Greenhouse grade poly is designed to be weather and UV resistant, and therefore it will last a long time under the right conditions. The…

How to achieve ideal environmental control in your greenhouse

Carrots can take the cold, but tomatoes like it hot. The question is: how do you provide for both in the course of one year? With the right greenhouse and the right knowledge, you can make your grow space the perfect place to bring up just about any kind of crop - and even improve the output of the ones you’ve grown…

Russia: Agro-Invest started fifth phase of greenhouse construction in Kaluga

The biggest greenhouse complex in Russia, Agro-Invest, has launched the fourth phase of greenhouses in the Kaluga region and has started the construction of the fifth one. Kaluga governor's recently paid a visit to the enterprise, reports the regional government press service. In 2016, HortiDaily…

Greenhouses boost nutrition in Bolivia

Before 2008, Victoria Mamani Sirpa had only ever cooked with four vegetables – carrots, chard, celery and onions. That soon changed after she and her family built a huerta, or greenhouse on their property with the help of MCC’s partner, Fundación Communidad y Axión (FCA/Community and Action Foundation), which is…

Russia: 11 ha greenhouse under construction in Kuban

The first phase of a new greenhouse complex in Kuban will be completed by the end of the year, reported the regional government press service. The greenhouses are being constructed in Maryanskaya stanitsa. The agreement for the project fulfilment was signed during an international investment forum in…

Germany: Wittingen gets first joint Food & Energy facility

The local council in Wittingen unanimously voted on 30 August for the first joint Food & Energy investment project by SUNfarming and KoNaMo (Competence Network for Sustainable Mobility). This is another important step towards the realization of the first large SUNfarming oasis for Food & Energy plants in…

Korean company builds aquaponic greenhouse in Kazakhstan

The Korean company MANNA CEA is investing about 2.4 million US dollars in the construction of a salad greenhouse with an area of 0.6 hectares in the Kordai district of the Zhambyl region. Two volumes are installed for the arrangement of the greenhouse. One tank will be allocated for fish, and above it – there will…

US: Greenhouse atop SEH accommodates unorthodox student experiments

On the top floor of the Science and Engineering Hall, plants, bees and fruiting flowers sit in a nursery side-by-side in line with the D.C. skyline. The Wilbur Harlan Greenhouse opened on the eighth floor of SEH more than a year ago as a research greenhouse for scientific projects and rare species of plants. But even…

Russia: High-tech greenhouse complex opened in Rostov region

The Technologii Teplichnogo Rosta company has opened a high tech greenhouse complex, "Donskaya Usadba", in the Rostov region. Construction began in June 2016, and now, all major works in the first project phase have been completed. The greenhouses have a unique automated microclimate control system,…

Russia: Greenhouse vegetables crops in Moscow region up 77%

Due to the launch of new highly efficient production units in Moscow region, the amount of greenhouse vegetable crops has increased by 77% in comparison to the same period in 2017, reported the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow region, Mr. Andrey Razin. “Gross output of greenhouse vegetables…

Samoan growers get tunnel and shade houses from China

Eighty farmers from Upolu and Savai’i (Samoa) have received tunnel and shade houses. Out of 80, 58 are from Upolu and 22 come from Savai’i. They were selected as model farmers for cost-efficient vegetable production technologies. It was funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, under…

Texas A&M AgriLife high tunnel study expands

New opportunities such as seed production are leading to new research in the Texas A&M AgriLife Research high tunnel project near Bushland. Dr. Charlie Rush, AgriLife Research plant pathologist and leader of the project, said the High Plains and Southern Plains continues to experience reductions in…

US (IL): Sangamon Valley students anticipating new greenhouse

Teaching horticulture and agricultural science is challenging when your only greenery is a half-dozen potted plants in a classroom window. Sangamon Valley High School teacher Britney Cowan knew her students needed more hands-on experience than that. What they needed was a greenhouse. School budgets are…

77 kilograms fresh lettuce, 51 kilograms cucumbers, 29 kilograms tomatoes

Record harvest at Antarctic greenhouse

The Antarctic greenhouse EDEN ISS has weathered the polar night – as well as Antarctic storms and temperatures below minus 40 degrees Celsius – in its practical test under the direction of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR). It has been yielding herbs, lettuce…

CAN (ON): MJ grower completes first harvest in Strathroy greenhouse

WeedMD, a federally-licensed producer and distributor of cannabis, has now completed the first harvest from its modern greenhouse in Strathroy, Ontario.   The company marked the event with the WeedMD “First Harvest” event, a community open house that welcomed well over 120 guests that included WeedMD’s Board of Directors, local government, business leaders,…

Belgium: Roeselare breaks ground on 30 ha greenhouse business park

Last Friday, 7 September, celebrations were held at the start of the development of nearly 30 hectares of greenhouse horticulture in Roeselare. Present at the start of the project as involved parties were the city of Roeselare, the West Flemish Intercommunale (WVI), Environmental Care Roeselare and Menen…

Company-university partnership helps build Mexico’s greenhouse industry

Valentina Magana is a college student who is breaking ground literally and figuratively while learning in a unique agricultural program. The program is in the Koppert-Rappel Research and Training Center (CEICKOR) and it’s one Magana liked because of its practicality. “We work half a day and study half…

Turkey: Growing bananas in a greenhouse with a steam machine

An entrepreneur in the Sultanhisar town of Aydin, a city located in southwestern Turkey, has successfully started growing bananas in the greenhouse. Sultanhisar is known for its strawberry production and is responsible for almost half of Turkey’s strawberry exports. This trial of growing bananas…

West Africa's largest hydroponic tomato greenhouse opens in Nigeria

Wells Hosa Greenhouse Farms has harvested its first batch of tomato produce which was planted using hydroponic technology. Not only is this technology well positioned to revolutionize Nigeria’s tomato industry, it could also contribute to the overall growth of the agricultural sector. Owned by Captain…

auction held on October 5, 2018

Biggest greenhouse in Siberia for sale

The biggest greenhouse enterprise in Siberia, OJSC Industrialny, owned by the ministry of propriety relations of the Altay area, has been put up for sale. The starting price is 16,200 euros, reports the press service of the ministry. “100% of the charter capital is put up for auction. (…) The size of the…

Are hot springs the future of farming?

The tomatoes aren’t cooperating. Instead of growing up the trellis, the plants are weaving all over the garden bed and arching, menacingly, toward a young grapevine. On a hot August afternoon, Pauline Benetti and Diane Kelsey are trying to coach the fruit upward by tying its stems to the wood-and-metal…

US (TX): High school receives $10K Monsanto grant for greenhouse

Students at Grandview High School will soon learn how to grow their own plants and vegetables. The school was awarded $10,000 from the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program last month to build a greenhouse after local farmers nominated the district. The school received the check during a…

An Interview with Nevin Cohen:

Can urban greenhouses support social justice or is it only benefitting the rich?

Can urban greenhouses support social justice (or is it only benefitting the rich)? Wageningen University & Research asked Nevin Cohen of City University of New York. "I’m particularly interested in how the tools of planning can be used to increase access to healthy food, especially to the most…

New greenhouse film launched at 4 Oaks

This week the 4 Oaks show is taking place in the UK and amongst other things, a new greenhouse line foil will be launched by Atoplan. The Skycoat line is produced by the Japanese C.I. Takiron and includes a transparent T5 and a diffuse K5 foil.  The transparant type film is suitable for crops in need of more…

Government support in greenhouse production in order to stop the rise in inflation rates

Turkey Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci: “The reason behind the rise of inflation rate in February is the increase in food prices. The inflation is above expectations especially due to the jump in fresh fruits and vegetables. This group has been identified as the group which contributes most to the…

Jan van Vliet, grower of yellow zucchinis:

“Everything you don’t do in summer, you hope to compensate for at the end of the season”

Whoever took a peek into the greenhouses of yellow zucchini grower Jan van Vliet between the second half of June through the beginning of August did not see any zucchinis. The last zucchinis of the first cultivation were harvested halfway through June. After that, the greenhouse was left purposefully…

2500 m2 research base in Beijing demo greenhouse

The Kingpeng Greenhouse Research Base is located in Tongzhou District, Beijing, China and it has more than 2.2 hectares of land with various modern agriculture facilities, including an IOT greenhouse, plant factory, plastic film greenhouse, solar energy greenhouse, container plant factory, and more.…

Iceland: Growing barley in the middle of nowhere

In the middle of a moon-like volcanic landscape a modern greenhouse shines its yellow light. The greenhouse in Grindavík, Iceland is attention grabbing for sure. Those who take a look inside, won’t see tomatoes or cucumbers growing, products with which Iceland is trying to be self-sufficient. Instead the…

State of the art greenhouse unveiled in Cheshire

A new glasshouse has officially opened in Cheshire, bringing a boost to timber production and helping to grow the Public Forest Estate. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has…

Look into the greenhouses of one of the largest homes in America

Decades ago, the Vanderbilt family pioneered farming techniques for their grand Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. The farm and gardens still feed guests today. Walking through one of the three hydroponic greenhouses he oversees at the Biltmore estate, Eli Herman notices that the nasturtiums are growing…

Russia: New greenhouse complex opened in Nevel area

The formal opening of a greenhouse complex by the Nevelsky AgroSnab company took place on August 25 in the Nevel area (Russia). LLC Nevelsky AgroSnab was founded in 2017 and the decision to construct the greenhouse complex was taken by its owner in the same period. The greenhouse complex is aimed at…

Greenhouse ... couch?

Sure, it's green. But it might be safe to say that comfort came in last, here. A NICHOLAS BAKER project nicholas-baker.com/experiments

Russia: New greenhouse complex opened in Sakhalin

A new greenhouse complex was launched in the south of Sakhalin (Russia). It will provide the residents of the Nevel and Holmsk areas with tomatoes and greenery. The automated greenhouse complex of 3 ha with frost and wind resistant poly has been built using Italian technology. It is expected to produce…

Disney greenhouse grows huge vegetables

Did you know that Disney World has a greenhouse that grows massive produce? You can find the greenhouse with its enormous fruits and vegetables inside of the Living Off The Land ride inside of Epcot. Once you finish the ride, you have the option of taking the tour and checking out the supersized produce.…

Azerbaijan: Agriculture Ministry establishes smart greenhouses

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Agriculture is establishing seven modern ‘smart greenhouses’. This was announced by director of the Research Institute of Vegetable Growing under the Ministry of Agriculture Elmar Allahverdiyev. “Within the framework of cooperation, the installation of seven modern ‘smart…

Turkey: Entrepreneurs and university develop geothermal greenhouse

Kirsehir Ahi Evran University and an investment firm have signed a partnership agreement to set up geothermal greenhouses in the city, located in central Turkey. The project will take place in the Karakurt region of Kirsehir and the university hopes to bring in more investments to this particular region,…

Belgium: Greenhouse in Broechem now fully glazed

In Broechem (Belgium) they are working hard on the new Mols greenhouse. Gakon is building the greenhouse for the tomato nursery and Van Looveren is in charge of the glass placement. On the website, the supplier of the glass uploaded some nice pictures to show that the greenhouse has now been fully…

Russian greenhouse vegetable production up 20.7%

According to data provided by agricultural enterprises, greenhouse vegetable production in August 2018 has amounted to 665.4 thousand tons, which is 20.7% higher than the same period last year (550.9 thousand tons). Breaking down those figures, 431 thousand tons of cucumbers (12.9% of increase to the…

How does a greenhouse on Antarctica work?

EDEN ISS is an example of a controlled environment plant growth facility in an extreme weather location. Utilizing the latest controls and lighting technology, the objective of the €4.5 million project is to help achieve safe food production on board the ISS, future human space exploration vehicles and…

Russia: 60 ha greenhouse complex to be built in Tambov region

The construction of a major greenhouse complex has begun in the Michurin area of the Tambov region in Russia. Saint Petersburg company Tehnologii Teplichnogo Rosta, specializing in greenhouse vegetable production, is investing in the project. The project is valuated at 335.2 million euros. As the…

Varnet:

"10,000 sq.ft. of glasshouse can yield 100 tons of produce"

According to an assessment by the Varnet Glass Greenhouse company, the road to success in agricultural production goes through modern greenhouse technologies and glass greenhouses. Varnet has been offering its services in a 120,000 square feet area in the Antalya Organized Industrial Zone, having gained…

Turkish government to set up greenhouses in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s Buhara State Governor Oktam Barnoyev and a delegation from Uzbekistan visited Ankara, Turkey to receive more information about greenhouse production in Turkey as a part of the decisions agreed in the Greenhouse Workshop organized between Uzbekistan and Turkey. The delegation first met with…

Video: A look inside Syngenta's Innovation Center

MC Daily 50 takes place in Research Triangle Park at Syngenta's Innovation Center. They were able to tour the most advanced plant growing facility in the world. MC Daily is a web based video series that journeys behind the scenes in the day-to-day operations of Masters Choice, a seed corn company…

How retrofitting an older greenhouse can solve big problems

Structure maintenance and planning involves more than just new construction projects and a focus on expansion. Often the best dollar value for a grower is in retrofitting and modernizing existing greenhouse structures. Here is a list of potential solutions to common problems that greenhouse growers can…

Turkey: Significant flood damage Antalya greenhouses

Heavy rain and following flood caused significant damage to greenhouses in the town of Elmali, Antalya. The first estimates indicate around 4.5 million square feet of greenhouses being damaged and the products being destroyed within these greenhouses. The financial hit is figured to be around 2.5 million…

Optimizing high tunnel venting

TunnelBerries personnel from Rutgers University and Penn State University are collecting environmental data from high tunnels to create computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models. These models will help predict the temperature inside high tunnels throughout the year, relative to solar radiation, outside temperature, and wind…

Australia: Costa Group expands with 10 ha tomato greenhouse

Guyra's Costa Tomato Farm is growing, with the glasshouse to expand by another 10 hectares. The new expansion will grow snacking and cocktail tomato varieties and is expected to bring with it 150 jobs to the region. “We’re going to build a new nursery and expand our packing facility capabilities to deal…

Russia: Second phase of 21 ha greenhouse to be launched in Dagestan

The second phase of the Yougagrholding greenhouse complex will be launched in 2018, with overall investments in the project to comprise 26 million euros, reported the regional administration and republican government press services. The announcement read that construction is carried out on a 53 ha plot…

CAN (ON): Low-cost greenhouse helps communities grow local food

Andreas Zailo and Slim Babay are addressing the food security issues facing residents in Northern Ontario with science and engineering. Their innovative greenhouse systems aim to help communities grow their own food, reducing costs, improving nutrition, and creating a sense of independence for residents.…

US (TX): Amarillo College gets educational greenhouse

Beginning this fall, Amarillo College students can now pursue either a Horticulture certificate, which prepares them to enter the workforce, or an associate degree in Horticulture, which prepares them to transfer to a university. All while receiving hands-on training in A-C's new fully automated…

Russia: 9 hectare greenhouse opened in Kaliningrad

A new greenhouse complex has been launched in the Gusev area of the Kaliningrad region. The 9 hectare greenhouse is the biggest in the region, and will grow tomatoes and cucumbers. At the moment, only one greenhouse is fully operational. The production volume of the whole complex is expected to reach 2…

Turkish company to build mega greenhouses in Kazakhstan

The Kazakhstan Global Investment Roundtable (KGIR-2018) was held in Astana under the chairmanship of Kazakh Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev recently. During the event, a number of Memorandums of Understanding were signed by DAL Holding Investment in order to develop and promote investment…

CAN (NL): Greenhouse or poop house?

When excavators began digging away at the hills of Quidi Vidi Village, they began to dust off the remnants of a large concrete wall, supported by a tangle of rebar. Tourists and locals alike were puzzled — what is this hunk of concrete overlooking the historic harbour, and why was it buried in the earth?…

Russia: 25 ha greenhouse to be opened in the Urals this year

The head of the Ural region has signed an agreement on the creation of infrastructure for an agricultural park in Ust-Kataev. The project, valued at 21.5 million euros will be financed from the federal and regional budgets as well as by private investors, reported the governmental press service. The…

Canada: FCC contributes $1.5 million to 84 community projects

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is giving $1.5 million through its FCC AgriSpirit Fund to 84 community groups across Canada to support rural capital projects. “The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about helping community-minded individuals and groups undertake projects that enhance the quality of life in rural Canada,”…


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