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Greenhouse potatoes making up for late harvest

The potatoes in the Netherlands will be harvested later than usual this season. “Because of the cold and wet weather of late the planting has been postponed. The open-field offer is still small for now,” says Jan Goedegebuure at the start of May. The Goedegebuure - Gunter company from Sint-Annaland.....

Ukraine: Agrofusion plans to process 630,000 tons of tomatoes

The Agrofusion Group, a large tomato paste and industrial tomato producer in Ukraine, plans to plant and process 630,000 tons of tomatoes in 2018, including 9,900 tons of organic tomatoes. According to a posting on the group’s website, in 2017, it has started producing organic tomato paste. “Last week all.....

Rain welcome for Georgia eggplant growers

Eggplant growers in Georgia are welcoming the rainfall that is expected over the region. The lack of rain in recent weeks and warmer temperatures mean that the ground needs more moisture for it to flourish."We haven't had much rain in our area, the last rainfall being three weeks ago," said Sam Watson of.....

BIGH “Ferme Abattoir” in Anderlecht

Europe’s largest city farm built on rooftop in Brussels

The "Ferme Abattoir", the first city farm built by Building Integrated GreenHouses (BIGH), has opened on the roof of Foodmet, the new food hall of the Abattoir site in Anderlecht, Brussels. With around 2000 m2 of greenhouses for horticulture and aquaponics, and 2000 m2 open-field vegetable cultivation, they.....

Canada’s West Coast: demand starting to pick up for broccoli

Supplies of broccoli to Canada’s West Coast are plentiful right now. “There’s a lot of product out there,” says Gopal K. Gupta of Surrey, BC’s City Wide Produce. “There are some quality issues with some broccoli, but overall I’d say it’s good.” Gupta notes that while City Wide is sourcing its product largely.....