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US (MN): Grower brings local lettuce to Twin Cities consumers

Revol Greens looks like a warehouse or factory from the outside. But step inside, and it’s an oasis of green plunked into the frozen outdoor landscape of southern Minnesota.The 2.5-acre greenhouse operation, the largest of its kind in the state, raises several varieties of greens in assembly-line style and.....

US (NY): Wayne County tomato-growing project ripens

On Wednesday, the Wayne County Industrial Development Agency is holding a public hearing at 9:30 a.m. in Ontario Town Hall at 1850 Ridge Road. The hearing is related to an estimated $38 million plan to develop greenhouse operations on 122 acres off of Route 104 for Intergrow.Intergrow produces local,.....

US (KY): AppHarvest collaborates with University of Pikeville

The University of Pikeville is working alongside AppHarvest in its goal of making Eastern Kentucky the high-tech greenhouse capital of the U.S. The agricultural startup, founded by emerging entrepreneur and Kentucky native Jonathan Webb, will break ground on its first $60 million high-tech greenhouse in.....

on track to over 5.6 million sq. ft. domestic growing space

Canopy Growth obtains license for first mega-scale BC facility

Canopy Growth has received a cultivation licence for the first of its two sites operating under the BC Tweed banner.The rapid licensing of the Aldergrove site, the largest federally licensed cannabis site anywhere in the world, covers over 400,000 sq. ft. of growing space, allowing vegetative growth so that.....

Thailand: Sugarcane grower looking to test greenhouse cultivation

An advanced Asian sugar industry company is considering using smart greenhouse technology. Sugarcane seedlings would be grown in greenhouses across the region, meaning a significant production step of Southeast Asia's major crop is conducted indoors and would have significant advantages with smart climate.....

US (IL): Schlarman grant reaps greenhouse

A greenhouse will soon yield a crop of new educational opportunities at Schlarman Academy’s North Campus.An 18-foot by 36-foot greenhouse from International Greenhouse Co. of Danville has come to fruition thanks to the Schlarman Foundation Board’s newly launched teacher grant program.The greenhouse is the.....

CAN (ON): Peter Quiring to help develop 1.4 million sq.ft. MMJ greenhouse

Wheaton Income has entered into a joint venture with Peter Quiring, via a newly formed subsidiary (GreenhouseCo), to develop, construct and operate a state-of-the-art purpose-built greenhouse for cannabis cultivation in Leamington, Ontario with Mr. Quiring acting as Chief Executive Officer of.....

US (NY): Hudson Park greenhouse project gets $10,000 grant

The Hudson Park Children’s Greenhouse has received a $10,000 grant from the county. Secretary Karen Hessel said the grant will fund the group’s Seed Project, an initiative that gives local students the opportunity to get their hands dirty and learn about seeds.This the second grant awarded to the Hudson Park.....

CAN (ON): 540,000 sq.ft. cucumber greenhouse retrofitted for MMJ

LiveWell Foods has received approval from Ottawa City Council to turn its existing 540,000 square feet greenhouse into a cannabis production facility. Peter Abboud’s farm on Ramsay Road, between the rural south Ottawa communities of Metcalfe and Greely, currently produces tomatoes, beans and cucumbers for.....

Australia: MMJ grower gets AUD$2,500,000 government grant

Australia based Solaris Nutraceuticals Pty Ltd, which is building the largest medical cannabis greenhouse in the southern hemisphere, has been awarded a $AUD2,500,000 Regional Jobs Investment Program (RJIP) grant, through the Federal Department of Innovation, Industry & Science.“We are co-investing with.....

US (GA): Pure Flavor greenhouse construction project coming to life

Cooperation with Mother Nature for good weather this winter has spurned a fury of activity at the site of Pure Flavor’s greenhouse project in Georgia. Ground leveling completed in late fall lead to a smooth start of construction of the company’s new 75-acre high tech greenhouse facility in Peach County.Over.....

NL: Vissers greenhouse almost ready for first strawberry plants

At the beginning of October 2017, Havecon started to build a new greenhouse for Vissers Plant Innovators. The project is over 5 hectares of new greenhouse area for strawberry plants. In December, the entire roof was fully glazed. The first plants will go into the greenhouse in April.The new 5 hectare.....

US (ME): South Portland greenhouse (14,200 sq.ft.) gets go-ahead

The Planning Board of South Portland approved an amended site plan for a half-million dollar commercial greenhouse in the industrial section of the city. The proposed 14,200-square-foot greenhouse will be built on a 2-acre lot at 25 Duck Pond Road. The applicant and developer, John Crowley, doing business as.....

Rwanda-Israel horticulture deal to cut down on imports

For some years now, the growing high-end Hotels in Rwanda have complained about ‘poor quality’ of local fruits and vegetables – pushing them to import the products.This will be history in the near future. Rwanda and Israel have jointly ventured into a horticulture project that experts in this field say has.....

Italy: Open day at Vvibes

The first Vvibes Open Day took place a few days ago. Over 400 people attended including producers, technicians and dealers from central and south-western Sicily. The brand new R&D facility was also unveiled.Event focused on new commercial varietiesVarieties presented included a new cherry tomato called.....

US (ME): College scraps deal with company to build greenhouse

St. Joseph’s College and a company backed by private equity firm Cate Street Capital have called off a partnership to develop a greenhouse on the college’s Standish campus, which was tied to a $750,000 donation to the college.The partnership was with Organic Nutrition Inc., which would have given $750,000 to.....

SUNfarming Food & Energy nominated for GreenTec Award

The project “SUNfarming Food & Energy” was selected by an independent jury of experts among the TOP 3 finalists in the category Sustainable Development.Since its founding in 2008, the GreenTec Awards have become the world’s most important environmental award. Together with more than 120 partners, they.....

US (GA): Perimeter in at Pure Flavor

At the beginning of January, Havecon started the construction of a new greenhouse for Pure Flavor in Georgia, USA. After the location was leveled and the greenhouse corners were placed, the perimeter area for the facility was set.After two weeks, the first part of the perimeter is already clearly visible. In.....

New Zealand: Greenhouse energy usage and waste survey

TomatoesNZ have recently sent out an energy usage and waste survey to all greenhouse growers that they have email addresses for. If you haven’t received it, it may be because they do not have a current email address for you. The survey can be accessed here, or you can contact Karen Orr for a copy at:.....

Frankish children help with the planting of cucumbers

André Busigel welcomes miniature gardeners in greenhouse

Cucumber producer André Busigel from Albertshofen has welcomed 23 miniature gardeners into one of his greenhouses. As part of the project ‘Europe’s Mini Gardeners’, the children assembled in one of its greenhouses, to see the planting of the vegetables with their own eyes. And so the small producers learned.....

SunSelect: Cutting yield prediction error rates by half with AI algorithm

Predicting the yield of your crop based on a self-learning algorithm, custom-made for your greenhouse enterprise and driven on artificial intelligence. It might sound like a futuristic scenario, but it's here. Over the last year, US tomato grower SunSelect (150 acres) worked with a beta of Motorleafs’.....

Inverca and Deforche Construct sign business collaboration agreement

Deforche Construct and Inverca announced that they have signed a multi-year business collaboration agreement."Deforche Construct is one of the world's leading glass greenhouse manufacturers and we are delighted to have reached an agreement with them," said Jordi Martin, Chairman & CEO of Inverca. "Our.....

Azerbaijani students develop smart greenhouse

Students of the Azerbaijan State University of Oil and Industry have developed a 'smart greenhouse'. Rusif Huseynov, a source close to the project, said that the project provides for the full automation of the process of growing vegetables in a greenhouse. "The students created an easy-to-use and reliable.....

Light-splitting greenhouse film could improve photosynthetic efficiency

University of Colorado Boulder engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that splits sunlight into photosynthetically efficient light and repurposes inefficient infrared light to aid in water.....

Ghana to create 10,000 jobs through greenhouse projects

The Government through the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) will create 10,000 jobs over the next four years through the establishment of 1,000 greenhouse projects nationwide.Mr Franklin Owusu-Karikari, the Chief Executive Officer, NEIP, said the project was part of the government’s.....

Project EDEN ISS: Arrival on the eternal ice shelf

Greenhouse reaches the Antarctic

"Now that we have unloaded at the ice shelf edge, we are under construction," says EDEN-ISS project manager Daniel Schubert. "We could hardly wait, landing on the Antarctic continent as a four-person construction team, right before Christmas." Over the next few weeks, the team from the German Aerospace.....

US (NH): Berlin greenhouses to break ground in April

Although delayed, construction of two giant greenhouses that would employ 80 people and produce salad greens and tomatoes for customers throughout the Northeast, is moving forward with a groundbreaking set for April.Last year, North Country Growers LLC, a subsidiary of American Ag Energy of Boston, received.....

60,000 sq.ft. expansion planned

CAN (BC): Aphria acquires fellow MJ grower Broken Coast

Aphria has entered into a binding letter agreement to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding share capital of Broken Coast, a cannabis producer located in British Columbia.The Transaction is expected to add incremental annual production of 10,500 kgs, a portion of which is market ready today, elevating.....

US (GA): Green-Tek announces new location in Baldwin

Green-Tek, a supplier of coverings and components for greenhouses, nurseries, and horticulture, announced the opening of a new location in Georgia to serve Southeast markets. Located in Baldwin, Georgia, the company’s newest location occupies 40,000 square feet at 420 Industrial Boulevard on approximately 4.....

Argentina: A smart greenhouse for urban crops

Two young entrepreneurs who graduated from the UBA have developed smart hydroponic greenhouses (i.e. greenhouses that use mineral solutions instead of soil substrate to cultivate their crops). This invention allows people to produce healthier vegetables in 50 square meters, on the terraces of the buildings,.....

US (IA): Urban farmer is changing the Des Moines foodscape

Dogpatch Urban Gardens is the only for-profit farm in Des Moines city limits — the realization of one of Jenny Quiner's dreams."It sounds kind of silly to say I took this online course (in urban farming) and it started my career, but this course was monumental," Quiner said. "It's all just very.....

Village Farms

Video: How to ready over 1M sq.ft. of greenhouse for cannabis

Last June, Village Farms made an official announcement of a new joint venture agreement with Emerald Health Therapeutics, which would convert an initial 25 acres of their Ladner, B.C. greenhouse facility into a state of the art glasshouse for the annual production of 75,000 kilograms medical, and if.....

US (OR): Growing cannabis year-round despite weather

Just outside of Bend, in the rural land of Deschutes County, resides Central Oregon’s first approved OLCC Farm-To-Table Cannabis Producer, Alfalfa Valley Farms. Alfalfa Valley is owned by 5th generation farmers who care deeply about the cannabis they produce and the customers they provide for. The farm also.....

"Prevention is the best way to manage greenhouse weeds"

Weeds can be especially troublesome in greenhouses. They starve plants of nutrients, water and light. They also protect insects, mites, rodents and other pests.“Not only are weeds a problem in and of themselves ... (but) many greenhouse weeds harbor other pests, including white fly, and may be an alternate.....

Greenhouse snow load and removal

Since the beginning of the New Year, gray skies, strong winds, and cold, snowy days have been among most of the United States. Over the past two weeks, we have experience extreme cold temperatures, low light levels, and inches upon inches of snow. As a greenhouse operator, are you prepared to remove heavy,.....

CAN (BC): Why some greenhouses are sourcing landfill gas

British Columbia is mandated to have 75 percent landfill gas collection efficiency, and to comply with this mandate, landfills are partnering with greenhouses.One of these landfills, Vancouver Landfill, has formed a relationship with Village Farms International, designers and operators of greenhouses in North.....
Nigeria:

Largest producer of tomatoes in Sub-Saharan Africa and 13th in the world

With an annual output of 2.4 million tonnes, Nigeria is the largest producer of tomatoes in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the 13th in the world. Notwithstanding, the industry faces challenges with distribution, storage and disease.

Five reasons to invest in a greenhouse

Health conscious eaters have spurred a revitalized interest in where and how food is grown. Customers want to know more about controlled environment agriculture (CEA) and how it works. There is no better time to invest in a greenhouse and here are some of the reasons why.Greenhouses are being linked to urban.....

US (NJ): Profeta Farms to unveil new organic farm market

With the spring 2018 launch of the new 25,000 square-foot ‘Profeta Farms Market,’ currently under construction, the retail outlet will be among the only farm markets in the nation to offer such a full complement of certified organic food all grown at the farm, exceeding all USDA requirements and delivering.....

US (OR): First harvest at John Day greenhouse slated for mid-October

Grant County residents could see locally grown produce in grocery stores and public institutions this year, if the John Day Innovation Gateway greenhouse project proceeds as planned.Matt Manitsas presented the latest plans for the commercial greenhouse project to the John Day City Council at their Dec. 12.....

320,000 sq.ft. production space

CAN (ON): MMJ grower receives approval to double production capacity

Newstrike's wholly-owned subsidiary and licensed producer, Up Cannabis, has received site plan approval from the Town of Lincoln, Ontario, for its automated greenhouse facility in the Niagara region. This key approval permits Up Cannabis to double the footprint of the Niagara Facility to approximately.....

EUR 45 million investment

Germany: Bayer inaugurates new greenhouse for insecticide research

Bayer has invested roughly EUR 45 million in the construction of an approximately 11,000 m2 greenhouse at its Monheim site with an adjoining laboratory and office building for insecticide research. Yesterday, it was opened officially. ModernizationThe construction of the new greenhouse is Bayer's largest.....

El Eljido

Spain: Tornado destroys 200 hectares of greenhouses

VIDEO A tornado demolished a large area of greenhouses inEl Eljido, Spain, on Saturday. First estimates suggest an acreage of 200 hectare being damaged and demolished. Photos and videos of the tornado show complete covers being torn apart.Photo: Murgi Verde, aSpanish cooperationPepper cultivationEl Ejido is.....

Inactive farms to start producing vegetables

Non-productive farms covering a total area of 600,000 sqm are expected to start producing vegetables from next agricultural season under an initiative “IKTAFA” launched recently by Hassad Food to increase the local production.“The company has received overwhelming response from the owners of inactive farms,.....

NL: Rijk Zwaan extends Trial Center Tomato with lit greenhouse

The Rijk Zwaan Trial Center Tomato in Kwintsheul (NL) has been extended with the addition of a 3,500 m2 greenhouse for lit tomato cultivation. By testing how 51 different tomato varieties perform under hybrid lighting, the vegetable breeding company is responding to the rising trend towards lit cultivation.....

China: Bright future for photovoltaic greenhouses

There is about 3,800,000 ha greenhouses in China that produce more than 35% vegetable, greenhouse labor reaches up to 30 million. Greenhouse development gives a great contribution to vegetable stable application in China and guarantee farmers income. According to UN statistics, 35% of the annual energy.....

Researchers see a use for Mexico's abandoned greenhouses

Researchers at the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) have come up with an innovative proposal for the huge number of abandoned greenhouses across the country: modify them for use as solar dryers for fruit, vegetables, flowers and medicinal plants.An estimated 75% of greenhouses in Mexico are.....

US (FL): Liberty buys 200,000 sq.ft. greenhouse and processing facilities

Liberty has entered into a binding term sheet to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of 242 Cannabis Canada, whose wholly-owned subsidiary 242 Cannabis has agreed to purchase a 387 acre parcel of land in Gainesville, Florida.The Property includes over 200,000 square feet of state-of-art.....

Denmark: Tomato grower Alfred Pedersen & Søn in cannabis joint-venture

Aurora has signed a binding term sheet for the formation of a joint venture with Alfred Pedersen & Søn, pursuant to which Aurora will ultimately own a 51% interest in Aurora Nordic Cannabis A/S, the joint venture company, which is based in Odense, Denmark. Aurora and APS anticipate completing the final.....

Agrotech Didam has started the fourth phase of 27 ha

Russia: Agrokultura Group to expand again

The Russian Agrokultura Group is expanding again. This year, a 27 hectare high-tech greenhouse will be built in the Moscow region. Agrotech Didam B.V. has signed the contract for the delivery. The building and construction partner of Agrotech Didam B.V. is PCF Greenhouse Technologies LTD from Moscow.For.....

China lifts horticulture to a higher level with Dutch help

In a large greenhouse in the middle of the country in the province of Anhui, hundreds of people are working. For the last five years they have been working in this modern demonstration greenhouse. "My parents' generation was very poor, but our lives have improved hugely," says Wang Changlan, as she waters.....

CAN (BC): True Leaf to construct MMJ facility on 40-acre site

True Leaf has exercised its option to purchase 40 acres of land that encompasses its facility in Lumby, B.C. through its wholly owned subsidiary True Leaf Medicine Inc.The option was exercised on December 22, 2017 at a total cost of $3.3 million CAD. An up-front fee of $100,000 CAD was paid to the vendor for.....

Ginger and Turmeric as greenhouse crops

M.S. candidate Sofia Flores Vivar at the University of Florida, under the supervision of Dr. Rosanna Freyre and Dr. Paul Fisher, is researching the potential of ginger and turmeric as new container-grown crops.Ginger and turmeric have multiple uses, including food, medicinal, beverage, and ornamental. They.....

Buy local trend boosting Swedish cucumber production

2 January marked the start of the Swedish greenhouse cucumber season, with the first harvest from Thomas Andersson in Nyhamnsläge."The volume is initially 40-50 tonnes per week and then rises during the second half of February. The volume is enough to cover domestic demand and around 90,000 cucumbers will be.....

US (WA): MCOA greenhouse on track for Q1 2018 completion

Marijuana Company of America announces its 2017 year-end review to shareholders and interested parties. Donald Steinberg, CEO of MCOA, said: “I am the founder of multiple startups, including Medical Marijuana, which has a market cap of over 300 million dollars. I am aware of the challenges and opportunities.....

Qatari farms increase production by 100% amid blockade

Qatari farms have increased their production of fresh vegetables by 100% this winter compared to the same period last year, despite the unjust blockade on the country.“We expect more locally-produced vegetables to be available in the local market,” prominent Qatari agriculturist Nasser Ahmed al-Khalaf told.....

US (CO): Geothermal domes nurture plants and learning

After about a year of gardening in a dome on the banks of the San Juan River in Pagosa Springs, the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership plans to start construction on two more domes this spring.Residents began planning the growing spaces in 2008 and 2009 during the Great Recession as a way to revitalize the.....

US (AR): University students dive into aquaponics

A group of students enrolled in the environmental health problems course at the University of Central Arkansas took their final semester projects out of the classroom and into the campus greenhouse.For their semester topic, the group chose to work with Emily Harris — currently working on her doctorate in.....

CAN (ON): 'World's biggest pot farm' prepares to expand

Tweed Farms is in the midst of an expansion that will result in more than 1 million square feet of pot plants. The expansion is in no small part a reaction to Ontario's decision to legalize the recreational use of marijuana."It's been a wild ride," company spokesman Jordan Sinclair said during a recent tour.....

CAN (ON): Greenhouse under scrutiny after waste water leak

Ontario Plants Propagation Limited, a 15-acre greenhouse operation located near Shedden, was visited by Ministry of Environment and Climate Change staff when nutrients, fertilizers and floor drainage managed to make it to the creek.“…A pump used to manage the facility’s waste water failed, causing an onsite.....

Easy gardening


Lighting in tomato greenhouses with high energy prices?

On Friday December 15 the last 2017 tour of the lighting group of Lycopersicon cvba took place. The companies Sibon bvba, Primato and Van Bulck Tuinbouwbedrijf bvba in Duffel and Putte were visited on this tour. There they saw various varieties of cherry tomatoes through to beef tomatoes.After obtaining the.....

US (FL): Future Farm to acquire 10-acre operating greenhouse

Future Farm has set a closing date of January 4, 2018 on its previously announced 10-acre operating greenhouse acquisition, which generated an estimated $2,600,000 USD in revenue and $400,000 USD in EBITDA for 2017.The company has also secured a $4,000,000 USD investment, its largest investment to date, from.....

US (NV): Marapharm to build third facility in Las Vegas

Marapharm has selected American Builders to manufacture the third building for its cannabis property located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Delivery is expected within 60 days.“American Buildings is located in Carson City Nevada and it’s great that we can support a “local” manufacturer. There is the potential of a.....

NL: Second phase of new Beekenkamp propagation facility completed

Three months earlier than planned, Beekenkamp has officially finished the new propagation facilities in ‘s-Gravenzande. The now 90,000 square meters with greenhouses will be filled with young vegetable plants from Beekenkamp.The second phase of the new building has been completed earlier than previously.....

US (MN): Greenhouses allow growers to continue supply in winter

Some farmers in Minnesota are using a combination of greenhouses and storage of late-season vegetables to continue the usual summer and fall farmers markets through the winter months.The Post Bulletin reports that farmers are supplying root vegetables, fresh tomatoes and a range of leafy greens to markets in.....

US (NE): North Platte NRD plans citrus greenhouse

Harvesting lemons and oranges, maybe even bananas.It’s been done already in Nebraska. The North Platte Natural Resources District is planning to do it in the future.The NRD is raising funds for a solar-powered, geothermal-heated greenhouse, sunk 4 feet into the ground over a network of ducts circulating.....

Life on Mars

'The Real Martian' talks about his DIY greenhouse

One day, people are going to Mars. At least, that's the idea, propagated by visionaries like Elon Musk. One of the biggest challenges of putting human beings on the red planet is, quite simply, feeding them. Growing veggies out in the open doesn't seem to be an option in the harsh environment on Mars, but.....

Netherlands and China:

Growing tomatoes in a Chinese Solar Greenhouse

Last spring, the experimental facilities of Wageningen University & Research, BU Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk were expanded with a genuine Chinese Solar Greenhouse. This passive greenhouse relies on solar radiation for its heating and it provides a minimally controlled growing environment. With.....