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Recycling tunnel cover plastic

Plastic recycling in agricultural settings is a big challenge. TunnelBerries researcher, Lois Levitan from Cornell University, has been working to build an agricultural plastic recycling network. Tunnel cover plastics are well-suited for recycling, but much depends on how materials are handled on the farm......

The value of good environmental control

A greenhouse environment is an incredibly complex and dynamic environment. The pressures of labor availability and costs, energy costs, and market demands increasingly make efficiency and automation key components for success and profitability. Environment control technology affects all of these critical.....

CAN (ON): Wikwemikong greenhouse becomes reality with national contest

By being awarded $50,000 in a national contest, local officials will be able to build a greenhouse on the Wikwemikong Territory.The projected 1,400-square foot greenhouse, which will be built at the Wikwemikong High School, will also allow students at the school to enroll in a handful of new courses that are.....

Belarus to share greenhouse production technologies with Egypt

There are plans to launch the production of greenhouses and agricultural equipment with the use of Belarusian technologies in Egypt. The matter was discussed during a visit of the Belarusian delegation to Cairo, BelTA learned from the Belarusian embassy in Egypt.The Belarusian delegation comprised.....

"Prevent rust formation on heating pipes"

Ren van der Horst of spraying company R. van der Horst has been maintaining heating pipes for over 40 years. He does this among growers domestically and abroad. Ren: "The paint layer on heating pipes has to deal with a lot due to the influences of moisture, residue and mechanical taxation. It's important to.....

India: "Protected cultivation could double farmers’ incomes"

Agriculture in India is in crisis. Even in irrigated northwestern states, the dominant paddy-wheat cropping pattern is under strain due to plateauing yields and rising production costs. Some farmers have diversified into vegetable cultivation and floriculture. But their efforts have been stymied by.....

US (FL): Screen houses may help prevent grapefruit greening

Grapefruit grows better under screen houses than in unprotected groves because the indoor facilities keep out the insect that causes citrus greening, new University of Florida research shows.Protecting citrus from greening is essential, UF/IFAS researchers say. The disease, first detected in Florida in 2004,.....

Wouter Kuiper, KUBO:

"Growing needs to become easier"

If only growing would be easy, there'd be no more hunger in the world. It may sound like a pipe dream, but this week KUBO CEO Wouter Kuiper explained clearly how simplifying horticulture can not only benefit the world's growing population, but at the same time help the horticultural industry flourish now and.....

US (ME): Aquaponic grower secures $1.6M to expand greenhouse

Springworks, an aquaponic farm growing fresh, organically-certified lettuce, has secured $1.6M in capital to finance the creation and operation of a second, larger, and more efficiently designed greenhouse. The three-year old company’s current 6,000 sq ft greenhouse will be complemented by the new 8,000 sq.....

US (TX): Tarrant County College board approves campus greenhouse

The construction of a new greenhouse on NW Campus was approved by the board of trustees during the Nov. 14 meeting.The contract approved with Chambers Engineering to construct the greenhouse cost just under $300,000, according to a board memo. The new building is replacing a greenhouse that was destroyed by.....

Vietnam: TAP completes new phase in 24-hectare greenhouse

Teshuva Agricultural Projects (TAP) completed another phase of installation and operation of high-tech soilless-culture farm, in Tam Dao, Vietnam. "This is a major step forward in completion of a project started in November of 2015 in which over 24 hectares of advanced vegetable and leafy vegetable.....

Moleaer & Hort Americas Nanobubble Generator

"Yields increased thanks to higher level dissolved oxygen"

Moleaer, manufacturer of industrial scale nanobubble generators, expands its product line with the new nanoBoost Nanobubble Generator, ideally suited for applications such as hydroponics, pond management, and irrigation.Like the existing Moleaer industrial XTB Nanobubble Generator, the compact nanoBoost is a.....

US (WI): Pleasant Prairie village board approves

The Village Board on Monday night approved the master conceptual plans for a hydroponic greenhouse project east of Highway H and a proposed development that would include a 50,000-square-foot medical facility at Green Bay Road and 104th Street.Prairie Produce Farm LLC is expected to break ground in the.....

UGA students head to NASA for high-tech agriculture internships

From the greenhouse to space

When the public thinks of NASA, the first images that come to mind are often rockets or satellites. In the future, images of greenhouses might also make the list.This spring, University of Georgia undergraduate students Ruqayah Bhuiyan and Niki Padgett will head to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for.....

Internet of Things in a sea of plastic

Euronews headed to Almería, in southern Spain, otherwise known as the sea of plastic: tens of thousands of greenhouses that supply much of Europe with tomatoes, bell peppers and other vegetables. It is also a study site.“We’re trying to simplify the acquisition of data for growers into one single cloud.....

US (ND): Sidney research center looking at no-till beets

Plant growth hormones might do more than just prime roots for growth. Some of them might also raise up natural defensive shields against pests and pathogens, helping the plant fight them off on its own. That in turn could be useful against an annual root muncher in the beet fields, namely.....

Large dutch strawberry growers adss greenhouse for blackberry crop

In addition to the 14 hectares of greenhouse strawberry cultivation in three locations, Jong Fruit from The Netherlands adds 2 more hectares of greenhouse blackberry cultivation to their assortment. "I see many similarities with the present blackberry cultivation and the strawberry cultivation of 25 years.....

Magenta greenhouse glass generates electricity, doesn't bug plants

Greenhouses already tend to be situated in such a way that they receive a lot of sunlight, so why not incorporate solar panels into them? That's just what University of California, Santa Cruz spinoff company Soliculture has done. But there's one thing to note about its greenhouses – their roof glass is.....

Greenbelt Microgreens installs supplemental LED lights

Heliospectra announces an order from new customer Greenbelt Microgreens. Canada’s largest microgreens producer with greenhouses in Ontario and British Columbia will deploy Heliospectra LX50 series with adjustable spectra and software controls for consistent year-round yields and superior crop quality. The.....

Nature-inspired water collection system wins $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize

By 2050, 9 billion people will live on our planet, and 70% of them will live in cities, creating a demand for sustainable local food production solutions. An international team based in New York City has developed a prototype product that mimics the way living systems capture, store, and distribute water,.....

CAN (ON): Havecon breaks ground for turn-key Tweed Farms expansion

Havecon will build a turn-key expansion for Tweed Farms, the wholly owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation. Canopy Growth is currently the operator of the largest known licensed cannabis producer in the world. Construction started in October 2017 in a parcel of land adjacent to its current facility in.....

Greenhouse vegetable planting in Tibet

Have you ever wondered how they grow veggies in Tibet? Well, wonder no more. The Ministry of Agriculture of China has posted a few pictures, showing how Tibetans are planting greenhouse vegetables.Villagers clean a vegetable greenhouse in Xiemai Village of Dengqen County in Qamdo, southwest China's Tibet.....

US (PA): Elementary school expands aquaponics program

Larry Sutton’s classroom at Frazier Elementary School is full of plants, aquatic life and reptiles — perhaps a little too full.The third-grade science teacher annually leads lessons on water-based plant-growing techniques — hydroponics and aquaponics — that require a lot of space and a lot of attention. The.....

UK: Thanet Earth completes construction on sixth greenhouse

The Thanet Earth 100 hectare site near Birchington in Kent has made further strides towards completion this year. Construction is complete on the sixth greenhouse, a dedicated facility approaching 7 hectares in size for growing speciality tomatoes all year round.The new greenhouse is now fully operational,.....

$7 million research greenhouse to support Australian industry

To develop the next crop of horticulture growers and meet rising food demand, Hort Innovation and Western Sydney University have combined forces to launch the nation’s first state-of-the-art vegetable glasshouse-production research centre.Officially opened by Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Anne.....

Niels Klapwijk and Paul Schockman, NatureFresh Farms:

“US relationship to retail much more sustainable than in Europe"

Last year, Niels Klapwijk and Paul Schockman joined NatureFresh Farms. With their Dutch spirit of commerce, the guys have added value for the Canadian greenhouse vegetable giant. “NatureFresh is a true growers’ business, and has always maintained the ‘when it’s gone, it’s gone’ principle. We were unfamiliar.....

March 12-16, Tucson

US (AZ): CEAC Annual Short Course returns March ’18

Get your questions answered and increase your hydroponic growing know-how at the Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course – A four day conference, put on by the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, including three full days of lecture, one day of hands-on.....

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US (CA): Massive marijuana greenhouse under construction in Yolo County

Construction is taking place on a new, massive, legally-permitted greenhouse at a cannabis cultivation site in Northern California.Smart Cannabis made the announcement, saying once the project is complete, it will be one of the largest legally-permitted sites in the state.Under the current ordinance, country.....

US (CA): Construction begins on 51,840 sq. ft. MMJ greenhouse

Smart Cannabis has broken ground and is actively installing infrastructure at what will be one of California’s largest legally-permitted greenhouse cannabis cultivation sites. The site will consist of 18 greenhouses and provide 51,840 sq. ft. of cultivation area. The construction is expected to be completed.....

CAN (ON): Rob Geertsema still hopes to expand in Dawn-Euphemia

The owner of Greenhill Produce still hopes to build a 100-acre greenhouse development in Dawn-Euphemia Township, but the property has been put up for sale as a precaution.“We did put the farm for sale… but that’s just in case nothing happens,” Rob Geertsema said Thursday.Greenhill, which already operates a.....

The impact of colored plastic films on strawberry cultivation

Researchers studied the influence of colored plastic films (red, yellow, green, blue, and white) on fruit quality, antioxidant capacity, and gene transcripts in greenhouse-grown strawberries. Fruits grown under white plastic film were used as the controls.Results indicated that there was no difference in.....

US (UT): Soil heating, secondary plant covers influence high tunnel spinach

High tunnel (HT) winter production may be limited by extreme low air temperatures, suboptimal soil temperatures, large diurnal temperature changes, and short daylengths and associated low light conditions. To determine the productivity of spinach in extreme climates, HT production trials were conducted in.....

The double screen trend continues

Double screening ... It’s so prevalent nowadays. But actually that has not been the case for long. The developments of Next Generation Growing method have in any case contributed to this. After all, energy-efficient cultivation is a primary objective here. Peter Rense, Holland Scherming: "But also in areas.....

Spanish team keen to expand greenhouse project in Qatar

A team of Spanish agriculture experts will visit Doha in the next two weeks to explore the possibility of expanding a successful pilot greenhouse project launched in Qatar in 2011 so as to make it profitable, Spanish Ambassador Ignacio Escobar has said.The same team had been involved in developing the pilot.....

Dominican Republic: Growers trained in high tunnel bell pepper cultivation

The Dominican Republic is located in the Hispaniola Island in the Caribbean region. Its climate differs substantially over short distances and is the most diverse of the Caribbean. Annual average temperature is 25 °C, ranging from 18 °C (at higher elevations) to 28 °C (at sea level). Average annual rainfall.....

US (MA): Little Leaf Farms expands with Oreon grow lights

Mid-2016 sustainable entrepreneur Paul Sellew started a vegetable greenhouse for leafy greens in the Boston area (Massachusetts) to meet the demand for year-round local produce. In the last 18 months the production of Little Leaf Farm has grown and Sellew chooses to expand. The construction of the 1 hectare.....

CAN (ON): Supreme receives approval for increased capacity at 7ACRES

Supreme Pharmaceuticals announced that 7ACRES has obtained the Health Canada approvals necessary to commence cultivation at the recently completed 30,000 sq. ft. flowering rooms at the company's hybrid facility. The additional flowering area consists of three modular 10,000 sq. ft. flowering rooms.....

US (MA): Stockbridge students explore the future of farming

In the past two years, the University of Massachusetts Amherst took great strides to invest in sustainability on campus.Its most recent investment? A student organized hydroponic farm.Dana Lucas, a senior sustainable food and farming major, and Evan Chakrin, a junior non-traditional horticulture student,.....

US (CO): Recycled greenhouse project reaches completion

It’s no secret that the growing season is short and recycling options are limited in the Gunnison Valley. It was at the confluence of these two seemingly unrelated challenges that Ayodeji Oluwalana saw opportunity. As part of his studies in the Sustainable and Resilient Communities track of the Master of.....

3.75 acre greenhouse for sale or lease in Taylorville

US: Looking for a greenhouse opportunity in Illinois?

A 3.75 acre greenhouse in Taylorville is being offered for sale or lease. It is centrally located in Illinois, has been used for growing flowers, herbs and vegetables, and has access to Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Springfield markets. It was built in 2007 and fully upgraded in 2012 and 2017. There.....

US (VT): Coventry landfill seeks expansion to add greenhouses

The largest landfill in Vermont is seeking to expand and New England Waste Services of Vermont wants to build a row of greenhouses powered by the landfill’s waste.NEWS-VT officials say they also envision building up to five greenhouses powered by geothermal energy. Engineer John Gay says there are no tenants.....

Desertfoods project brings aquaponics to Namibia

A 12,000 m² climate-controlled greenhouse will be built in the Namib Desert East of Swakopmund next year. It will be expanded by another 32,000 m² after 3 years. This will be a step towards increasing the food security of Namibia as well as the practical implementation of decoupled multi-loop aquaponic.....

Greenhouse heralds new era for Romanian agriculture

According to the local industry itself, the new greenhouse opened officially yesterday in Biled, is the largest new greenhouse to have been built in Romania over the last decade. The 1.7 ha nursery will supply the local market with fresh tomatoes. Romania used to be a big player in the greenhouse industry,.....

Pakistan: Punjab government begins to provide high tunnel subsidies

The Punjab government has started a programme to provide fifty percent subsidy for the installation of tunnels on three thousand acres of land under the Khadim-e-Kisan package.A spokesman of the Agriculture department said the yield of vegetables including cucumber, capsicum, bitter gourd and others can be.....

Desktop greenhouse raises over $300,000 on Kickstarter

Want to spruce up your desk but not exactly the world's greatest gardener? The EcoQube Air is the world's first desktop greenhouse and provides the perfect environment to grow in any season in your home. Beyond looking great, the Air actually circulates 450 cubic feet of purified air every hour, while the.....

US (WY): Possibility of greenhouse in Lovell explored

Lovell Inc. and the Western Sugar Cooperative announced this week that the two entities have entered into an agreement to participate in a feasibility study to determine whether waste heat generated from the sugar plant in Lovell during the beet processing campaign can be economically used to heat a.....

Germany: Tomatoes from the hotel roof

On the sun terrace of the Estrel in Berlin, the largest hotel in Europe, SUNfarming has built its agro-solar greenhouse.The greenhouse, covered with a 4 m wide light dome, has a size of 42.5m² (5m x 8.5m). The roof tops, east and west of the light dome, are equipped with SUNfarming modules, the generated.....

From CEA to IPA:

Rough introduces the HopsHouse: a single-solution hydroponic hops greenhouses

Rough Brothers has announced the launch of HopsHouse, a single-solution greenhouse designed to optimize yields through integrated systems and precision farming. It is the first single-solution hydroponic greenhouse for year-round hops growth and harvests, anywhere from 2-5 times a year. HopsHouse will.....

Planned greenhouses to help Dominica's recovery after Hurricane Maria

Dominica is on its way to recovering its agricultural sector after Hurricane Maria devastated the island on Sept. 19 with Category 5 forces.Several international organisations — the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the.....

Dutch greenhouse grower to prison for human trafficking

A 51-year-old manager of a horticulture company from Erica has been sentenced to 2 months in prison for human trafficking. The manager hired a man from Morocco who worked illegally at the horticulture company. The case did receive a lot of media attention in recent months.No exploitationThe court acquits the.....

One million square foot cannabis production facility to be built in Australia

MYM Nutraceuticals has entered into a strategic partnership with PUF Ventures for the construction of a one million square foot greenhouse facility in northern New South Wales Australia called the Northern Rivers Project.The Northern Rivers Project is a partnership with the Richmond Valley Council—the local.....

US (MO): Growers share success by using high tunnels

As the growing season is ending for many Ozark crops, folks with high tunnels will be going strong all winter long.The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service offers financial assistance for people to put up high tunnels like this one. It's a program that's been around about eight years called the.....

UK: Retractable greenhouses planned at historic fruit business

A historic Kent farming business is seeking permission to erect almost 30 acres of retractable roof greenhouses for soft fruit production alongside a new storage building and reservoir.G Charlton and Sons is based at Rumwood Green Farm, Langley, and specialises in apple and strawberry production.Acting on.....

Charente-Maritime:

French entrepreneur plans 8ha cogen tomato greenhouse

A large 8 hectare greenhouse tomato project is in the pipeline to be realized in Bogneau, a township in theCharente-Maritime department in southwestern France. The project is initiatied by French agricultural entrepreneur Thomas Caron, who wants to replace Spanish tomato imports with locally grown.....

US (NJ): Hospital greenhouse grows healthy food for community

Tiny peppers, with leaves waving proudly, may not hold a whole lot of meaning for the average New Jersey backyard gardener. But in the South Ward of Newark, inside less than 2,000 square feet of space, this greenhouse is changing the way of life for a community.“You can’t teach people how to eat if you don’t.....

US (OH): BrightFarms set to break ground on 4th greenhouse

With consumer demand for local produce and value-added products at an all-time high, New York-based BrightFarms, Inc. is set to break ground on its fourth greenhouse this month. "We have emerged as the nation’s leading producer of locally grown salad greens as it continues to disrupt the incumbent salad.....