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US (TX): Lamar CISD fosters hands-on learning with Aquaponics Center

Three goldfish flutter around a fish tank in the corner of Lamar Consolidated High School Assistant Principal David Squires' office - but they're not pets.Disassembled on the floor next to the tank are the makings of a miniature aquaponics system - a soil-free plant bed and a pump. Aquaponics is a technology.....

US (IN): New greenhouse classes at Ivy Tech Community College

A new greenhouse scheduled to be completed this fall at Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne will allow the college to offer a variety of new classes in its Agriculture and Hospitality Administration programs.The college released information about the greenhouse project after receiving a donation.....

US (NY): Nature Fresh Greenhouse Education Center stops in JC

NatureFresh Farms, Wegman's largest suppliers in produce, stopped in Johnson City Thursday to educate customers on how they grow their food. The mobile Greenhouse Education Center, GEC, has been touring eastern North America informing consumers about the vegetables they supply to retail stores. Mitchell.....

Commercial greenhouse improvements for best value return

There are many reasons to make improvements in a commercial greenhouse, modernizing your greenhouse can reduce maintenance costs, or make productivity improvements, or improve the greenhouse environment for better growing, or maybe you want to add some extra growing space. Whatever the reason it is important.....

UK: Vertical farming a breeding ground for innovation

Vertical farming is on the rise, but is still limited in the UK. Experiments with stacked cultivation are being conducted in several cities. Vertical horticulture is therefore a breeding ground for new innovations. There also seems to be room for Dutch knowledge and technology in this phase.The renowned.....

Growers Supply reveals big savings in End of Summer Sale

Growers Supply announced an End of Summer Sale that deeply discounts a number of their most popular GrowSpan greenhouses and high tunnels. These versatile growing structures can be found on the company’s website, GrowersSupply.com.With the sale comes significant savings, and some greenhouses will be.....

August 25, Tucson

US (AZ): Biosphere 2, CEAC and innovative food production

The next CEAC Covering Environments Seminar will be held Friday, August 25th, from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM in the CEAC Lecture Room (1951 E. Roger Road).At 4:15 PM, Joaquin Ruiz, PhD (Executive Dean Colleges of Letters, Arts & Science; VP for Innovation, UofA) will give his presentation entitled.....

6 things to consider before planning a greenhouse expansion

If you could go back and re-design your existing greenhouse, how many changes would you make? How many of those changes would be minor ones and how many would involve major structural, heating or other mechanical changes? Avoiding this in your future expansion is easy; have a checklist of things you should.....

UAE farmers to get seeds, fertilisers to boost harvest

Nurturing arid farmland to produce bountiful crops, come harvest time, is no easy task for even the best of food growers in the UAE.But thanks to an annual farm assistance programme by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, UAE growers are being provided critical farming implements, seeds as well as.....

New greenhouse facilities are launched in Kazakhstan

The greenhouse industry of the Mangistau region is developing vigorously. Cultivation of local vegetables is especially relevant for the region with 80% of products imported from the neighbouring regions and countries. A total of 300+ greenhouses are operating across the region, including the one in Akshukur.....

UK: New planning guidance for polytunnels - advice for NFU members

The NFU has been lobbying for clear, positive guidance to recognise the importance of polytunnels for farmers and growers.Polytunnels are a flexible tool to protect crops from extreme weather and disease and to allow longer growing seasons. They can also have a role in animal welfare for livestock.....

CAN (ON): Aphria teams up with Nuuvera on MMJ greenhouse

Aphria has entered into a global strategic partnership with Nuuvera, a Canadian-based global cannabis business. Initially focused on the Canadian market, the partnership includes joint relationships with Nuuvera to expand production across the globe, including Europe, Israel and Latin America.As part of the.....

Nepal-funded greenhouse built in Kabul

A greenhouse to preserve fruit products has been constructed with the financial support of Nepal in Paghman, a district of Afghanistan's Kabul, the Ministry for Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock said.With a capacity of 60 tons of fresh fruits, the greenhouse was built at a cost of 36,000 U.S. dollars.....

Want to live inside this Swedish greenhouse?

A lakeside eco-home has gone on sale near Sweden’s Gothenburg for 7m SEK – and it’s built inside a giant greenhouse.The three-bedroom ‘nature house’ was constructed in 2015 and is really a ‘home within a home’. The modest Kungsbacka abode has been integrated into the structure of a towering A-frame.....

So you’ve decided you want a greenhouse…

You know what you want to grow, how you plan on growing it, and you even know full well the amazing advantages for making this transition. Your first questions may be: “Where do I even start? How do I go about this to make sure that my system becomes a success?”There are a lot of smart things to plan for.....

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What are the benefits of greenhouse curtain systems?

Greenhouse curtain systems are called shades, screens, and even blankets. No matter what they are called, they consist of moveable panels of fabric or plastic film used to cover and uncover the space enclosed in a greenhouse. Curtains may cover an area as small as a single bench or as large as an acre. Small.....

France: CMF builds research greenhouse for INRA Orléans

In May 2017, CMF, the French specialist in the construction of greenhouses and glazed bioclimatic buildings delivered to INRA (National Institute for Agronomic Research) Orleans, a high-tech research greenhouse exclusively dedicated to poplar.164 m² and 5 high-tech cells for research on poplarDesigned within.....

Chili peppers training next gen of Swedish producers

Back in 1996, after Jeppe Robertsson took over the livestock farm started by his parents, the first stage of greenhouses were built. Since then, Gummagårdens has grown to a production of 1700 tonnes of cucumbers each year, adding up to roughly five million cucumbers, across 23,400m2.Gummagårdens has pretty.....

US (MA): Middle school students are building their own greenhouse

Students at Locke Middle School in Billerica are building a greenhouse in the back of the school."It's going to take a while to get really rocking and rolling, but it'll look like a micro-farm back here," said Teresa Rogers, industrial arts teacher at the middle school."It's a really good thing for the.....

US (NH): North Country Growers to close Berlin greenhouse deal soon

At a special meeting, the Berlin Industrial Development and Park Authority unanimously approved a draft purchase and sale agreement. The authority sent the agreement to the council for its review and final approval.North Country Growers had signed an option on the property in February, and that option was.....

US (IA): Essex board hears greenhouse project proposal

Plans for a green addition to the Essex School District's complex were outlined at Wednesday night's school board meeting.Emily Prouty, an agriculture and business instructor, and Talented and Gifted coordinator, discussed plans for a greenhouse project. Essex School Superintendent Paul Croghan tells KMA.....

US (MN): Deep-winter greenhouse coming to West Duluth

Seeds of Success is building a deep-winter greenhouse not far from Denfeld High School, which will extend the growing season recently started by the nearby community garden."The plan is to grow for a winter farmers market," said Aimee Foster, program coordinator with Seeds of Success, a Community Action.....

Greenhouse veggies a bright spot in Canadian horticulture

The Canadian greenhouse vegetable area rose 22.5% from 2011 to 165.4 million square feet in 2016. Ontario continued to lead the provinces, accounting for more than two-thirds of all greenhouse vegetable area. From 2011 to 2016, Ontario saw almost no change in the number of operations in the province,.....

Armenia: $200 million investment in greenhouse/cheese factory

Armenia's Government approved investment programs on constructing a 110-hectare semi-closed greenhouse complex and roquefort cheese factory in the area adjacent to Yerevan's Noragavit district, reports Armenpress.More than 200 million USD investments are expected at the expense of which a semi-closed.....

Richel Group obtains ISO 9001 certification

The Richel Group has obtained the ISO 9001:2015 certification for its activities regarding the design, manufacture and sale of production greenhouses and storage sheds."As a reflection of Richel Group's commitment to the quality of its products and the excellence of its services, this certification,.....

US: Georgia Food Oasis galvanizes community farm

Since breaking ground in January 2017, Sharayah Davis’ operation — named Elijah’s farm, after her son — has made astounding progress, becoming a beacon of hope in Columbus while inspiring the community to take action.On just 10,000 square feet — about 1/3rd of an acre — Elijah’s Farm is located on the.....

US (FL): Fresh Ministries battles poverty using aquaponics

Once Fresh Ministries’ new aquaponics greenhouse on Jacksonville’s Eastside is fully operational, neighborhood residents will have a nearby place to buy fresh fish, fruit and vegetables. Students in the nonprofit’s educational and youth employment initiative will have a place to learn agribusiness skills.And.....

US (NE): Geothermal heat powers Nebraska citrus crop

Members of the Nebraska Master Gardener Program anxiously wait as Alliance’s Russ Finch cuts an orange. While the excitement for a simple orange seems strange, this orange is different. It is a 3-year-old orange that Finch grew in his own backyard.Finch was simply a mail carrier and farmer in Alliance, until.....

CAN (ON): St. Michel ready to prepare next generation of Leamington growers

The Leamington greenhouse industry may soon expect a little help from their latest generation of greenhouse growers. Since you can't start too early with learning the tricks of the trade, they can now be trained at the recently inaugurated educational greenhouse at the courtyard of the St. Michel.....

Here's why you should close your windows in case of storm

Insights are changing. Especially when we talk about the prevention of storm damage. Recently conducted research tells us that greenhouses are significantly stronger when the air vents are closed during a storm.Until now it was common practice in horticulture to open the vents on the leeward side for 1 or 2.....

Russia: $2-million greenhouses to be built in Irkutsk

The Corporation of the Irkutsk Region’s Development will invest 100 million rubles (more than $1.7 million) in construction of greenhouses and a vegetable storehouse in this region of Russia.As TASS news agency reports on Tuesday, the funds will be allocated to the modernization of the Iskra greenhouse.....

Greenhouses help restore livelihoods in Iraq

Thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrian refugees will profit from new agricultural livelihoods ventures thanks to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project supporting families affected by conflict in northern Iraq.The project, funded by Germany and operating in the Erbil and.....

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Russia's greenhouse industry sees unstoppable growth

It is known that Russia's acreage with commercial greenhouses experiences unprecedented growth. As a result of all the recent construction activities, the domestic Russian production has seen a 42% rise since the start of 2017. According to Alexander Tkachev, Russia's Minister of Agriculture, the growth of.....