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Mexico: Greenhouses, a way of life for the farmers of Morelos

The markets of Mexico are loud and colorful thanks to the people that visit them and the fruit and vegetables that arrive directly from the fields. Producers of fruit and vegetables dedicate their lives to making these products and, in the process, achieve having a fairly acceptable standard of living for.....

Heavy rain damaged greenhouses and fields in Erzurum

Heavy rain and following flood have caused significant damage to greenhouses in Erzurum, a city located in the eastern part of Turkey. The greenhouses were mainly used for watermelon, melon, tomato, cucumber, eggplant, green pepper and onion production. The loss is estimated to be around 3 tons of.....

Russia: Construction of 34 ha greenhouse will begin in Astrakhan this year

Construction of a greenhouse complex in Astrakhan will begin at the end of the year. The technological equipment will be imported from the Netherlands, reported the Head of Astrakhan's government, Mr. Oleg Polumordvinov.Earlier they reported that the greenhouse complex would be located in Astrakhan on a 34.....

US (NV): Private school greenhouse grows for the community

A local private school just unveiled their new greenhouse, meant to not only teach students but help the surrounding community.The new Williams Research Greenhouse was unveiled Wednesday at Faith Lutheran near Charleston and Hualapai.The greenhouse contains two side-by-side grow rooms, with varying.....
Greenhouse complex planned

Russia: More than 180,000 tons of vegetables harvested in Krasnodar Territory

In the Krasnodar Territory, more than 180,000 tons of open field and greenhouse vegetables were harvested from the beginning of 2018. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation."According to current data, vegetables have already been harvested from almost.....

New Zealand: Covered crops are thriving under the economic radar

While larger industries grab most of the headlines (with good reason) they do not portray the full New Zealand story of a developed economy in action. The NZIER in a report to Tomatoes NZ and Vegetables NZ set out to illustrate their impact on the New Zealand economy of covered crops by providing estimates.....

US (CA): 23,000 sq.ft. MMJ greenhouse installation begins in Yolo County

Smart Cannabis has begun installation of greenhouse equipment at a property permitted to grow cannabis in Yolo County. The contract with CompassLeaf is being fulfilled by SCNA subsidiary, Next Generation Farming, and the deposit has been received.The project involves installation and retrofitting of eight,.....

Canadian greenhouse cucumber supply strained

Greenhouse cucumber production has been challenged in many regions as hot weather hits key growing areas around the world. Even in Canada, it has been very warm, affecting both volume as well as quality. However, suppliers hope that this disruption will be short-lived as the next crop of greenhouse cucumbers.....

CAN (ON): Toronto-based MMJ producer to take over Leamington grower

As Canada prepares to legalize recreational pot, “everybody is jockeying for position leading up to Oct. 17,” said the spokesman for a Leamington pot producer being eyed for takeover by a Toronto-based medical marijuana producer and distributor.Emblem Corp., headquartered in Toronto but with production.....

US (WI): 20 hectare greenhouse operation to begin next spring

Will there rise a new state of the art hydroponic greenhouse in Wisconsin? It seems like it. The regional Plan Commission approved the plans for Prairie Produce Farm LLC, willing to create a $31 million, 54-acre farm in Wisconsin. The first phase will be a 17.1 acre greenhouse.Prairie Produce Farm will be.....

Hyper-local cultivation: Restaurant integrates aquaponics greenhouse

Consumers, supermarkets and restaurants are increasingly going for local produce. They do this by going to the farmers' market, sourcing fruit and vegetables from small-scale growers in the area, or growing produce right next to the restaurant table. Asian-fusion restaurant Tao Yuan in Maine is taking this.....

Cucumber plants to enter autonomous greenhouse of Wageningen University & Research

Can artificial intelligence do as well as farmers in the future?

Tuesday 14 August marked the start of the Autonomous Greenhouses Challenge as five international teams try to grow cucumbers at a distance with the use of artificial intelligence at the facilities of Wageningen University & Research (WUR). “The goal is to convert knowledge about cultivation into.....

October 12-15, Tucson

US (AZ): Hydroponic intensive workshops at CEAC

The Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona is currently preparing for the Hydronic Intensive Workshop event on October 12-15, 2018.Practical infoDates: October 12-15, 2018Ticket cost: 1,195.00 USDCEAC’S unique facilities support a quality learning experience, where knowledge.....

Hoogstraten has the biggest greenhouse area in Belgium

Statistical office Stabel has published the definitive numbers of agriculture per township. Fans of these numbers can enjoy themselves to the fullest and discover, among other things, that the most greenhouses can be found in Hoogstraten (17,761 hectares), followed by Lochristi (13,234) and Merksplas.....

Forever Plants Group (Kwekerij Zwethlande) keeps insects at bay

Growing healthier with insect netting

The worldwide trend of healthier growing does not only apply to food, but to plants as well. Sustainable and responsible cultivation is what matters at the Forever Plants Group. Forever Plants, an innovative family company from the Persoon family, grows plants that make the world more beautiful, greener and.....

US (OR): Griffin achieves coast-to-coast coverage with new DC

Griffin will open an all-new distribution center in Salem, Ore., in the coming months. The 24,000 square-foot facility will become the sixteenth branch location for Griffin, and the company’s first hard-goods warehouse on the West Coast.“The Oregon distribution center fulfills our longtime goal of achieving.....

A donation from the Government of the Netherlands

The most modern greenhouse in Colombia

It's like being in the Mercedes Benz of greenhouses. That is the first impression left by the Colombia-Netherlands Horticultural Center, a demonstration and research space for Colombian agriculture and floriculture equipped with the latest technology in automation and fertigation monitoring for crops,.....

Horticulture: a sea of Dutch opportunities in Hungary

A recent field visit by the Embassy’s agricultural team to the south-east of Hungary revealed that the abundance of geothermal energy and sunlight, the geographic location, and even the challenge of labour shortage presents great opportunities for Dutch horticulture businesses. by Peter Bori – Junior Policy.....

CAN (SK): Over 15% yield increase for tomatoes and cucumbers

Lower Shannon Farms is a 100-year old farm near Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. The farm is currently run by John and Robin Acton, who are fifth generation farmers. Traditionally, the farm has focused on growing grain and raising livestock. In 2012, anticipating a demand for fresh, locally grown produce, John.....

China: Complete greenhouse project BUCG6 in process

In 2017 Prins Group built a complete greenhouse project for HortiPolaris, the Agri-Branch company under BUCG6 in China. The project of 3.3 hectares, comprises 2.2 hectares with tomatoes, 2,000 sq. m. of hydroponic lettuce and 2,000 sq. m. of young plants propagation. In a previous article the company tells.....

Australia: Student examines environmental impact of greenhouse growing

In collaboration with tomato growers, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture PhD student Dianfan Zhou is investigating the environmental impacts of greenhouse growing, as part of the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products.“I’m researching the resources needed to build, maintain and run a.....

Cucumbers and blackberries clipped to the wire

Belgian horticultural company Joosen grows both cucumbers and blackberries, and though the end product is obviously totally different, both plants grow upwards. This is why Wim Joosen uses the Qlipr clips by PellikaanQ on both crops.Soft fruit in greenhouses has become very popular in the last couple of.....

Fully automated greenhouse constructed in Beypazari by municipality

The municipality of Beypazari, located in the capital of Turkey, Ankara, grows all the flowers and plants it uses in the parks and green areas in their own greenhouses. Now the municipality is increasing its investments in this area and plans to expand its assortment.As a part of this plan, the.....

Russia: First tomatoes to be picked in Oryol greenhouses

An investment project of 20 million euros is being carried out near Oryol.The press service of the regional governor announced that there are three major projects related to greenhouse vegetable cultivation being realized in the region.One of the enterprises, with an acreage of 7.5 ha, will soon start.....

Mastronardi Produce Expands with Sixth USA Greenhouse

North America’s leading grower and distributor of specialty and commodity greenhouse produce announced that it has expanded with its sixth greenhouse in the USA, a 20-acre state-of-the-art facility in Wapakoneta, Ohio. The farm will operate as The Ohio Greenhouse Company, and uses the latest innovative.....

UK: Westland Nurseries reveals their latest lettuce greenhouse

VIDEO Westland Nurseries, UK's largest grower of micro leaves and specialty edibles reveals their latest fully automated lettuce greenhouse. This 1.4 hectare greenhouse, based in the heart of the UK, is fully equipped for the cultivation of lettuce which are used by top Michelin starred chefs in the UK, premium.....

Australia: University greenhouse featured in ABC show

The $7 million, 1800sqm Glasshouse facility at Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury campus will feature in the final episode of the ABC’s Back In Time For Dinner program on Tuesday, 10 July at 8:30pm.The research facility, launched in 2017 as part of Australia’s first National Vegetable Protected Cropping.....

Dutch government wants more Caribbean greenhouses

The Dutch government wants to increase the social security of the Caribbean Netherlands. One of the ways in which it aims to achieve this, is by expanding the school greenhouse project from Bonaire to Saba and St. Eustatius. This is apparent from areactionfrom the government to the survey on social security.....

Test greenhouse in Bleiswijk compared to wall greenhouse in China

Systemic cultivation can boost results in Chinese wall greenhouses

Worldwide, the acreage of protected agriculture consists of small-scale greenhouses using low levels of technology. Chinese wall greenhouses are a good example of this form of horticulture, and Dutch knowledge and technology can make an important contribution to improving crop results and resource.....

‘On the shelf within the hour’

Belgium: Delhaize tries out growing produce on own roof

A supermarket in Belgium’s capital is selling produce grown on its own roof only hours after being harvested. Delhaize, a Belgian supermarket chain -part of Ahold Delhaize - said it launched the "Urban Farm" project to satisfy the growing number of consumers who are concerned about where their food is.....

Brightlands Venlo and LLTB want to become the healthiest horticultural region

"Give horticulture space, all of the region will profit"

"If horticulture is allowed to grow, all residents of Limburg will profit", according to Léon Faassen, chairman of the Limburgse Land- en Tuinbouwbond (LLTB) during the symposium 'Limburg: the healthiest horticulture region'. Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo and the LLTB held this symposium for.....

Russia: Strawberries will be grown in the permafrost region

The second phase of the year-round greenhouse complex Sayuri is going to be launched near Yakutsk until the end of 2018.The acreage of the new greenhouse will comprise 1.2 ha, 10 times more than the current experimental greenhouse, where they pick 150 kilos of cucumbers daily.“When the second phase is.....

CAN (AB): Aurora Sky completes first harvest

Located at Edmonton International Airport, Aurora Sky, the technologically advanced cannabis production facility, continues to progress on track towards full operation in late summer. The first harvest was completed on June 28, 2018, with a second harvest planned within the next two weeks. Upon completion of.....

US (MN): UMD greenhouse wins farm award

UMD's Land Lab was named one of the top five college farms in the country by Best Value Schools.This summer, the farm is using a large greenhouse that will help extend its growing season, potentially into November. Inside, they are growing tomatoes in soil and lettuce through hydroponics experiments.About 90.....

US (FL): White Sands MMJ facility revenue exceeds expectations

Future Farm announces an update with respect to the estimated revenue and EBITDA generated by White Sands Nurseries, the 10-acre operating greenhouse business acquired by the company in early 2018.At the time Future Farm purchased White Sands in January 2018, the estimated financial results for the business.....

Russia: Greenhouse construction in Kashira inspected

Inspectors from the Moscow regional State Building Supervision Agency have arrived at a construction site at the fourth phase of a greenhouse complex located near the town of Kashira.According to the head of the agency, Artur Gharibyan, construction activities are being carried out according to the.....

CAN (QC): Six zones of 250,000 sq. ft. MMJ greenhouse operational

The Hydropothecary Corporation announced that six of ten zones in its 250,000 sq. ft. greenhouse expansion are now licensed by Health Canada.HEXO has received licensing for six of ten zones in the expansion since June 13, 2018.Hydropothecary's Master Grower, Agnes Kwasniewska, at work“We are extremely.....

CAN (BC): Sunniva acquires 126-acre property for cannabis production

Sunniva has announced the close of its 126-acre site in British Columbia’s rural Okanagan Falls-Similkameen district located 45 kilometers (28 miles) north of the U.S.-Canada border.The 126-acre industrial-zoned property will be the site for a 740,000-square-foot state-of-the-art greenhouse capable of.....

Georgia to cultivate grapes on Mars

Georgian scientists announced that they intend to join in the exploration of space, hoping to cultivate grapes in alien conditions. “NASA astronauts on the space station have carried out several successful experiments on growing food, which is an important step towards the breeding of other crops. The.....

CAN (ON): 450,000 sq. ft. cannabis perpetual harvest facility opened

CannTrust has held the official Grand Opening of its Niagara Perpetual Harvest Facility, the first such facility in Canada. The 450,000 sq. ft. hydroponic facility sets new standards for the industry. The current annual output from the facility is estimated at 50,000 kilograms. In addition, the company has.....

CAN (BC): PUF and Houweling's Group set up cannabis plant nursery

PUF, an advanced Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR") license applicant, has formed Propagation Services Canada, which will provide "flower ready" starter plants to Cannabis Cultivators in Canada and internationally.PSC was jointly formed with PUF and Casey Houweling, a vegetable.....

US (WA): Immigrant farmers revive dormant greenhouse

A group of immigrant farmers is bringing life back to a campus of dormant greenhouses south of Seattle, growing a variety of vegetables seldom found in American supermarkets.Inside one of eight climate-regulated greenhouses, and flourishing alongside the radishes and onions, is row after row of spider plants.....

Growing the right microgreen mix in geothermal greenhouses

The production of greenhouse-grown microgreens in Oregon is progressing smoothly, as you might expect from greenhouse production. But the one at Fresh Green Organic Garden is a little different because the company uses geothermal energy to power its greenhouses, helping to reduce emissions and energy costs......

Tunisia increasing export of geothermally grown tomatoes

The North-African country of Tunisia likely does not come to mind if one thinks of geothermal energy and utilisation of geothermal resources. With its low enthalpy resources, the use of geothermal energy in Tunisia is limited to direct-applications located primarily in the southern part of the.....

Video: How geothermal energy revolutionised Iceland’s greenhouses

Renewable energy provides almost all electricity in Iceland. But what is it about Iceland's unique geology that allows it to produce such cheap renewable energy? Find out in this video from BBC Earth Lab:

Russia: 6 ha strawberry greenhouses to be built in Stavropol

More than 11 million euros have been invested in a greenhouse for year-round cultivation of strawberries in the Predgorny area of the Stavropol region (Russia), reports the press service of the regional Ministry of Economic Development.“When the project is launched, over 100 employees will be working there.....

US (ME): New greenhouse business opens in Greenville

Lately there’s been a lot of good news about young people moving to Maine to start a new business and a new life, all the while being engaged in their local community. Such is the case with Backwoods Harvest Company, a family organization who bought the former Autumn Brook Farm on East Road in.....

Mexico: Agropark prepares 13 new hectares of greenhouses

Agropark is preparing 13 new hectares of greenhouses that will be added to the first stage of the park, which will now have a total of 148 hectares.This will require an investment of nearly 32.5 million pesos and generate 120 to 156 new jobs, stated the general director of the Association of Greenhouses of.....

Jelte van Kammen, Harvest House director:

'The consumer will be in charge; this requires action'

Collaboration and offering added value are the keys to the future success of a horticultural company, according to Jelte van Kammen, director of the Harvest House growers' association. Harvest House is also moving in this direction and will continue to focus even more on processed products towards 2026. "If.....

Hailstorm and heavy rain damage greenhouses in Antalya

The hailstorm in Demre was followed by strong winds which tore up the greenhouse covers in the area. Some greenhouses collapsed and the produce in them were destroyed as a result. Glass greenhouses were also damaged and most of the glass panels were ridden with holes due to the hailstorm.The district.....

First Russian mushroom compost plant under construction

A plant producing compost for the mushroom greenhouse of agricultural company Vyborzhets, will appear in the Luzhsky area in the Leningrad region. The enterprise will be the first of its kind in Russia. Construction will begin in 2018 and the production unit will be launched in 2019.About 35 employees will.....

11 hectare LED

Italy: Fresh Guru aims at doubling its hectares

VIDEO The past seasons have been very positive season for the Italian grower Fresh Guru. "So much so that the covered area will go from the current 11 to 22 hectares of greenhouses", the company reveals. Fresh Guru is a brand of the Italian company Fri-El Green. In this greenhouse, they combine a traditional.....

CAN (ON): Biodegradable clips curb greenhouse plastic use

Ontario’s greenhouse sector has made significant advances in water, nutrient and energy technology to manage the year-round, high-efficiency production of crops like tomatoes, peppers, herbs, berries and a wide variety of green vegetables.by Lisa McLeanYet, despite its positive environmental track record,.....

CAN (BC): 125,000 sq.ft. retrofit in a Delta organic greenhouse

Rubicon CEO Jesse McConnell co-founded Whistler Medical Marijuana Company, one of Canada’s original ten Licensed Producers and the first to be certified organic. Rubicon’s CSO wrote the Certified Organic Cannabis Standard (ISO 17065, FVOPA) in Canada and led Whistler through the organic certification.....

EU-funded greenhouse park opens in St. Vincent & Grenadines

St. Vincent and the Grenadines' Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and European Union (EU) Ambassador, Daniela Tramacere, on 25 June opened the Montreal Greenhouse Park which was financed at a cost of EC$4.7 million under the EU's Banana Accompanying Measures Programme.The Park will be used as a platform to.....

CAN (BC): Pure Sunfarms expands MJ production to 225,000 sq.ft.

Village Farms International and Emerald Health Therapeutics announced that their 50/50 joint venture for large-scale, low-cost, high-quality cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, received from Health Canada an amendment to its cultivation license for its Delta 3 greenhouse in Delta, BC. This amendment permits.....

Pink LED lights should increase yield by 25 percent

Norwegians testing LED lighting in greenhouses

The greenhouse at Mære agricultural school in Norway is different than other greenhouses. Recently, an LED lighting installation was added for tomato cultivation, and the expectation is that the new lighting will increase the yield by 25 percent. The lamps are placed between the tomato plants and the.....

New greenhouse complex in Perm to grow organic

A new agricultural complex will be built by the efforts of investors from Berezniki and will be located on the territory of Perm. The enterprise project has been presented by the General Director of LLC Romanovo-agro, Mr. Dmitry Dmitriev, reported the administration of Dobryansk region.It is planned to.....

South Korean Prime Minister visits Dutch greenhouse

The Prime Minister of South Korea, Mr. Lee Nak-yon, recently visited the Barendse-DC nursery at Agriport A7. He had a four-hour stopover in the Netherlands. During that time he wanted to visit a modern nursery and have a discussion with the owners.At Barendse DC they were honored with the visit: "The Prime.....

NL: Provincial commissioner visits strawberry farm

Peter Drenth visited the greenhouse horticulture area between Arnhem and Nijmegen on June 7. As a brand new commissioner for the Dutch province of Gelderland, his portfolio includes nature and agriculture, economy and energy transition. On May 30, he left the role of alderman in Doetinchem for the provincial.....

Horticultural hydroponic culture and fish farming

Spain: Pioneering aquaponics system in the Canary Islands

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, through the Aquaculture Group, and the Government of the Canary Islands, through the Canary Islands Institute of Agrarian Research (ICIA), are collaborating with IDEAqua Fish and Aquaponic SL in the implementation of a pilot system of Aquaponic production. It is.....

Nunhems' new Provine

"Filling the gap between large TOV and medium TOV"

With their new TOV Nunhems wants to fill the gap in fruit weight between the conventional large TOV and the medium TOV. Sebastiaan Breugem, Product Development Specialist: “The market had a demand for a somewhat finer large TOV. Provine (NUN 09196 TOF)* when cut has an average weight of 130 to 140.....

Spain: Freedom Leaf purchases 430,000 sq.ft. greenhouse

Freedom Leaf, a group of international vertically integrated hemp businesses focused on health, wellness, education and media products, has acquired a 430,000-square-foot greenhouse complex near Valencia, Spain for €4,100,000 ($4.75 million).The facility is fully operational and is equipped for light.....

US (MO): Aquaponics facility to alleviate food desert

Nonprofit Nile Valley Aquaponics is raising fish in a Kansas City food desert—and they’re creating jobs, providing healthy food and promoting sustainable urban farming in the process. To help the nonprofit lead the community to greener and healthier living, American architecture and engineering firm HOK.....

Italy: Di Meo Remo acquires new production areas

"We have recently acquired a new company covering 11 hectares, 4 of which are open fields. This way, we will increase our production of aromatic herbs focused on a fully-sustainable closed cycle process," explains Remo Di Meo.Remo Di Meo.The company was established over 20 years ago and now needs to meet the.....

Mexico: Smart greenhouses to grow tomatoes

Experts from the UNAM are working on automated greenhouses to optimize the agriculture of vegetables by controlling physical and nutritional variables, such as temperature, radiation, pH, relative humidity, fertigation, and by using bio-fertilizers and bio-fungicides developed by the UNAM.According to a.....

US (MO): Springfield wants to build greenhouse near landfill

The City of Springfield wants to be the home to a commercial greenhouse powered by renewable energy. City leaders say there's an interest in locally grown, fresh organic produce. The city has space - the buffer area around its landfill, the resources and now the idea to build a greenhouse. It's now looking.....

Alban Jaquenoud, Jaquenoud:

Switzerland: "We are independent, to guarantee our freedom"

The Swiss tomato market is doing well. "The market is small, and the production and demand are great, so there is a lot of pressure on the market,” says Alban Jaquenoud of Jaquenoud Maraîchers. "In the summer, the demand is always lower due to the holidays."The Swiss producer has just built a new greenhouse.....

CAN (BC): Valens GroWorks finalizes greenhouse expansion plans

Valens, a multi-licensed, vertically integrated provider of cannabis products and services utilizing proprietary extraction processes, has provided an update on subsidiary Valens Farms' purpose-built 400,000 sq ft, expandable (to 800,000 sq ft) cannabis cultivation and production facility, currently under.....

Mid-winter greetings from the Antarctic greenhouse

While in the Antarctic summer up to 50 people live and work at the Neumayer Station III of the Alfred Wegener Institute, it is barely unoccupied in winter. Then there is only the cook, three engineers, a doctor and four scientists on site. They form the so-called wintering team. Watch this short video and.....

Switzerland: Pumps restarted for geothermal heating of greenhouses

Hansjörg Grob Vegetable Agriculture, a large vegetable production company with extensive greenhouses in Schlattingen in Switzerland, has restarted the pumps for its geothermal heating system. The project now again derives water with a temperature of 60°C, after a two year involuntary break.In February 2016,.....

Antarctica: Plenty of production in Future Exploration Greenhouse

The most important element of the EU H2020 EDEN-ISS project is the simulation of a one-year "space mission" on Antarctica, in preparation of future space missions. The business unit Greenhouse Horticulture of Wageningen University & Research has been involved in all preparations (from the design and.....

Pure Flavor growing with new products, awards, and expansion

Greenhouse vegetable production is in full swing in every region of North America which is meeting surging consumer demand heading in to the heart of summer. Pure Flavor’s family of growers are producing more than ever before fueling the company’s momentum in the marketplace. This in turn is setting up.....

CAN (QC): First plants in at 250,000 sq.ft. MMJ greenhouse

Hydropothecary's first two zones of its 250,000 sq. ft. greenhouse expansion is now licensed by Health Canada, under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (Canada), which allows the company to transfer plants in immediately.“Our cultivation team has been preparing for this expansion for.....