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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.....

US (NH): CO2-powered greenhouse ready for construction

Construction on the site for the Northern Country Growers’ greenhouse project will start soon, maybe as early as next week, said Dr. Richard Rosen.Rosen, chief executive officer of AmericanAgEnergy, outlined the Berlin project at the North Country Council’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy meeting.....

CAN (NU): Greenhouse crowdfunding yields more than expected

A teacher in Nunavut who turned to crowdfunding for a modest greenhouse to grow vegetables with his students is revising his plans after Canadians responded with a bumper crop of donations.Adam Malcolm originally asked for $4,500 on GoFundMe for a greenhouse about the size of a garden shed to grow fresh.....

Drone footage: Construction at CombiVliet

The new greenhouse of Dutch tomato grower CombiVliet is almost closed. To show of their hard work, the greenhouse builders of Havecon made a very nice video on the project."The men of steel were working hard in March, erecting the steel columns and trellises, and installing the gutters. The glazers could.....

US (AR): Table grapes in high tunnels

"At the University of Arkansas, Dr. Elena Garcia is conducting research on growing table grapes in high tunnels. I have seen her present results at two conferences, the last being at the Arkansas/Oklahoma Horticulture Industries Show in January. I find the preliminary results interesting, since table grapes.....

Russia: Dutch greenhouse to be built in North Caucasus

Dutch greenhouse manufacturer BOM plans to begin construction of a greenhouse complex this year, in the Zelenchuksky district of Karachay-Cherkessia situated in the North Caucasus of Russia, reports Construction.RU via TASS news agency.According to the Minister of Economic Development of the Republic, Aliya.....

Nigeria: Getting started with greenhouse cultivation, step by step

Do you want to start your own business? Greenhouse farming in Nigeria can be your option. NAIJ has put together a complete step-by-step guide.The first thing you need to think of is how much space you need for growing plants. Do not forget that greenhouse farming is a long term investment. It means that you.....

US (ND): Carbon supply plan could lead to greenhouse on the prairie

A North Dakota regional power cooperative is developing methods for capturing and using carbon dioxide emissions that may impact the coal industry's larger struggle to reduce emissions and meet pending federal regulations.Great River Energy is seeking funding from North Dakota's Lignite Research Council for.....

Pegasus Food Futures finalizes plans for Abu Dhabi facility

Pegasus Food Futures, which launched just last month, are now announcing the finalisation of their Abu Dhabi facility.The organisation is aimed at providing solutions to global food supply challenges through operations and innovations in livestock, feed stock and food production.Plans for their new facility.....

Tomato nursery Gie de Brocs (France):

"Safely cleaning and applying coatings with the Top Cleaner"

In 2016 construction of the first Gie des Brocs 4 hectares greenhouse in Lapouyade had been completed. The second greenhouse of 4 hectares is expected to reach completion this year. Being a grower you’re always keen to aim for the best results and getting the most out of your greenhouse, certainly given the.....

Greenhouses bring fresh produce to Bhutan

Its location in the highlands makes it a daunting challenge for the people of Merak to engage in any sort of agricultural practises.Being located 3,500 metres above sea level means even small kitchen gardens wither in the biting cold that is accompanied by stormy winds from the snow-capped mountains.However,.....

US: UF organizing advanced nutrient management online training

Join the 488 growers who have successfully graduated from Greenhouse Training Online courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). This advanced course is designed for experienced growers or technical managers in the US and other countries. The course is offered in English and Spanish......

China: Hail damages over 2000 greenhouses in Changfeng

On 14 May, Hefei encountered strong weather conditions, which even caused hail in a lot of areas. The sudden hailstorm caught the owners of many greenhouses in the Gangji and Qingfengling villages in Changfeng off guard. The Hefei Organic Fuxi Fruit and Vegetable Plantation Cooperative in Qingfengling was.....

US (WA): Commissioners explore marijuana greenhouse option

Outdoor cannabis farming in Chelan County could hinge on whether state law will permit commercial production in filtered greenhouses. The Wenatchee World reports these types of operations would produce a single crop per year. They are less expensive to build and operate because they are unheated and not.....

US (CA): Educational greenhouse enthuses kids about aquaponics

At Palmquist Elementary School, kids are learning how to germinate plants, manage irrigation and use state-of-the-art farming systems. And they’re producing food for their own cafeteria and local restaurants in the process.In the school greenhouse, Swiss chard, cilantro, strawberries and watercress grow in.....

CAN (YT): Research station tests Yukon's first hydroponic growing system

This fall, right about the time Calgary gardeners are putting away their shovels and gloves for the winter, researchers at the Kluane Lake Research Station (KLRS) in the Yukon will start planting their first solar-powered hydroponic crop of spinach.KLRS, 220 kilometres northwest of Whitehorse, is combining.....

Can New York State feed the Big Apple?

Locally grown does not always mean a lower footprint?

Food production is taking root in cities, from commercial rooftop greenhouses to indoor “vertical farms” in warehouses that maximize space efficiency by growing plants in layers from floor to ceiling. For Neil Mattson, associate professor in the School of Integrative Plant Science at Cornell University, the.....

Interruption to Serres Toundra’s cucumber production

The Serres Toundra, which currently has about 160 employees, have stopped producing Lebanese cucumbers for an extended period due to a lack of manual labour.Eric Dubé, President of Serres Toundra, says that they always have to stop production for a while to clean the greenhouses. The same will soon occur for.....

Simple ways to upgrade your hoophouse

If you’re growing in a greenhouse, you might be upgrading or expanding your operation this summer. Many farmers start with a simple greenhouse and add features over time. This can be a great option for farmers who want to start on a low budget and scale up, or who are testing out the method before investing.....

Canada: Aphria triples production capacity

Aphria has received a license amendment from Health Canada that provides the company with additional production space of 57,000 square feet, as part of its Part II expansion at its facility in Leamington, Ontario. This will more than triple Aphria’s production capacity of medical cannabis from 2,600 kgs.....

US (NV): Workshop on season extension with hoop house structures

From the type of structure to season extension practices, growing in hoop houses is more complicated than field production. This workshop explores many of the variables to consider, including new technologies on the market. Learn about options for hoop house structures and season extension so that you can.....

Paolo Arrigoni:

"Technological progress of the past decade pushes evolution"

An increasing number of high-tech solutions find application in the professional agricultural sector. In the agro-textile field in particular, the need to improve existing solutions focuses on some specific trends: increasing the resistance of protection nets while reducing fabric weight and improving air.....

Alaska counters lack of fresh veggies with greenhouse guide

Cold-climate greenhouses have long been an option for increasing the limited growing season in Alaska, where fresh produce is a rarity in a harsh environment. But for many remote communities that rely on costly imported diesel fuel for their power source, they're too expensive to operate.Now, the state has.....

Able adds task-management system for small farmers

The next innovation in Able farm management software has arrived. The program now offers a full task-management system aimed at allowing growers to spend even more time working in the greenhouse instead of sitting in the office.The latest updates build on Able’s existing planning capabilities, which allow.....

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CAN: Boem Berry Farms opts for Smart Skate System again

In 2016, Holland Scherming introduced their new screen installation system: The Smart Skate System (‘Triple S’). After a number of successful tests in The Netherlands, the system was used for installation at the new greenhouses of strawberry growers Boem Berry Farms in Canada. In the high strawberry.....

US: Ohio State dedicates new ATI greenhouse

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) officially dedicated its newest greenhouse addition this past week, noting the top-of-the-line features and opportunities it looks to offer students and researchers.New and returning administrators, faculty, and all-around supporters of the.....

by Phil Bishop, Stuppy

What size of greenhouse do you need?

You need to know what you will be growing. Your market will help if not decide what you will or can grow. It can be done but it’s tough to persuade a market into buying a product they haven’t been looking for. I mention this a lot throughout several blog posts and it’s because it is the foundation of the.....

Russian PM endorses $52m greenhouse in Smolensk region

Over the course of his visit to the city of Smolensk, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, assigned Minister of Agriculture, Alexander Tkachev, to support construction of greenhouses in the region.As Construction.RU was told by the regional press office, a project for construction of a.....

Light in the greenhouse: quality or quantity?

In recent years, there has been a lot of attention on diffused glass. Diffused glass gives better light distribution through the greenhouse, with deeper penetration into the crop. Also, Cultilene has noticed a growing interest in extra clear glass with a double AR coating that gives a considerable increase.....

Casey Houweling:

“Every innovation leads to the next”

How do you grow 365 days a year where the market is? Over a period of ten years, Casey Houweling built 20 hectares of greenhouses in British Columbia, Canada. Because he was unable (then) to grow all the year round, he expanded his business with a further 50 hectares in California. It was there that he and.....

$13.8m greenhouse complex to be built in Southern Russia

A large greenhouse complex producing vegetables will be built in the Krasnoarmeisky district of the Krasnodar region located in Southern Russia.The project is estimated at 800 million rubles ($13.8 million).As Construction.RU was told by the press office of the Krasnodar regional administration, an agreement.....

New greenhouse for Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute

The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) through its programme to establish greenhouses throughout the Southeastern Bahamas has erected a greenhouse in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera at the site of the packing house.The greenhouse on Eleuthera commences the setup of the greenhouse network in.....

Why greenhouses have gone from blooming to booming in Ontario

On Wednesday, Statistics Canada released 2016 census data that shows greenhouse agriculture is growing across the country, and particularly in Ontario. The province accounts for more than two-thirds of the 165.4 million square feet devoted to greenhouse vegetable production in Canada, and registered a nearly.....

by Amanda Williams

Improving grow operations with a commercial greenhouse

Every commercial or professional grower wants to maximize their business’ capabilities, but often lack the tools to run an effective growing operation. From old high tunnels that don’t offer enough growing space to primitive growing techniques, GrowSpan Greenhouse Specialists have seen it all. Utilizing the.....

Hazera’s tomato demohouse now open in Holland

Better taste, fruit quality and yield are important characteristics for new tomato varieties. Hazera is now presenting a promising and extensive range of new varieties with those benefits at the Hazera demonstration center in Bleiswijk.Hazera has a long history in breeding tomato varieties, with active.....

US (PA): Residents enjoy outdoors at medical center greenhouse

A new greenhouse at the Fulton County Medical Center is getting long term care residents back into the outdoors for a good cause.At the Lakey Greenhouse, resident Helen Long said she enjoys just being outside of the hospital"I enjoy it, and I enjoy the outdoors," said Helen Long, resident. “I love playing in.....

US (NE): SCHS greenhouse open for business

Schuyler Central High School’s greenhouse is officially open for business with a variety of vegetables, herbs, succulents, houseplants and flowers for sale.Greenhouse manager Erin Trotter and SCHS agriculture teacher Brant Peters, both Schuyler newcomers, said they’ve been figuring out how to best use the.....

CAN (QC): First glass installed at Demers

This year Havecon are building some prestigious projects in Canada. Just east of Montreal an expansion is taking place at Demers in Drummondville. In the early '60s Yolande and André Demers started their adventure with growing strawberries. They added tomatoes to their repertoire in the mid-1980s. With the.....

Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting, Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers, and Floriculture Root Zone Management

MSU to launch three new greenhouse courses

Registration is now open for the summer sessions of three self-paced courses in Michigan State University Extension’s Online College of Knowledge greenhouse series: Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting, Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers and Floriculture Root Zone Management. This award-winning.....

Grodan releases updated e-Gro® app

Grodan, supplier of growing media solutions, launched a new version of the e-Gro app. e-Gro 1.1 is available for smartphone and tablet users, and is now also available for desktop users. What’s new in e-Gro 1.1?In the new version of the app Grodan offers growers: • Renewed design of the app• Strongly.....

Russia: Agrokultura expands with 30ha under Hortilux lights

Agrokultura Group is one of the biggest Russian brands in growing fresh vegetables in greenhouses. In August 2016, the company already bought 12 ha of the 1000 Watt HSE NXT II and have decided to purchase the 1000 Watt HSE NXT II again for another 30ha of tomatoes.Agrokultura Group is a fairly young company.....

US (FL): $30K available for USF St. Petersburg greenhouse

USF St. Petersburg’s future is looking a whole lot greener because a greenhouse could soon be coming to campus.While the project does not have a completion date, $25,000 was approved from an administrative fund in addition to a $5000 contribution from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Institute.According to.....

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Priva brings project-based collaboration to your screen

In late 2015, Priva launched its video section entitled “The Grower Files”. In four short videos, notable growers from the Netherlands and abroad outline their vision regarding topical issues and issues of importance in greenhouse horticulture. Building on the success of those video reports, Priva is now.....

US (IL): Barack Obama School opens greenhouse and horticulture center

School District 163 reports that the Barack Obama School of Leadership and STEM, 401 Concorde Drive, Chicago Heights, will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new atrium, greenhouse and Horticulture Education Center at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23.The greenhouse and Horticulture Center will serve as a place.....

Keep your bumblebees cool

In the upper Midwest, spring has finally sprung. The days are noticeably longer with more sunshine.Tomato growers will want to be mindful of protecting bumblebee hives from too much sunlight. Although hives are enclosed within a cardboard box, boxes that are directly exposed to sunshine can become too warm,.....

US: Northern NY research highlights system efficiency for cherry tomatoes

The farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has announced the results of vegetable research providing market growers with an unexpected insight into the production challenges associated with the increasingly popular cherry-type tomatoes. The project report, which includes data on.....

Holland: Many interest for greenhouse grown blackberries

On Easter Monday, about 1,500 consumers from all corners of the country visited Pippel Bramen in Haaften, Holland, during the AH Buitendag (AH Outdoors Day). “It was very nice that so many people are interested in our cultivation,” says Bert-Jan Pippel. The increasing interest for growing greenhouse.....

Nigeria: Kartlos Farms opens EnviroDome project

Kartlos Farms announces the first phase of their EnviroDome Greenhouse Ventilation System (EGVS), with over 25-acre expansion later in 2017. The system uses the EGVS which is marketed by the company Aida Agro from Nigeria. According to the company, it is the first of its kind in Nigeria, a country with.....

US (TX): Students donate greenhouse for food program

Four engineering students from Abilene Christian University gifted a new greenhouse to the West Texas Rehab Center in Abilene, which is now able to grow even more food to benefit their food school program.The program helps 75 patients a week and aims to help children and teens who struggle to eat understand.....

Different greenhouse systems can result in the same production

Two Sweet Pepper crops grown in different greenhouses resulted in comparable results for production. In both greenhouse systems there was a significant saving of energy.In 2016 Sweet Peppers were grown in the VenLow Energy greenhouse. At the same time, the same variety Maranello was grown in a compartment at.....

by Phil Bishop, Stuppy

Intro to greenhouse environmental control staging

Let’s assume the example greenhouse is a gutter connected, 2 bay greenhouse, 30’x96’ each, 60’x96’ total, with taller sidewalls, 10’-12’, just to give a frame of reference. Pun wasn’t intended but it works. The location is in the Midwest, let’s say…Indianapolis. It gets hot in the winter, cold in the summer......

Greenhouses promote healthy eating for Qatar's youth

A vast array of fruit and vegetables has been grown by school students as young as seven as part of learning about health, nutrition and healthy living.Students took part in Project Greenhouse, an initiative from Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar's Sahtak Awalan — Your Health First campaign, that is designed to.....

Ghana: Greenhouse projects attracts youth to agriculture

The New Chief Executive Officer of Youth Enterprise Support (YES), Mr. John Kumah has paid a working visit to the greenhouse project embarked on by the YES program.Mr. Kumah is expected to take full charge of the YES program by 9th May 2017 after he was appointed by the president Nana Akufo-Addo to succeed.....

US (CA): Suppliers donate greenhouse to sustainable urban farm

An innovative urban sustainable farm project in Contra Costa County that will provide produce for a local food bank and schools has taken a major step forward. The CoCo San Sustainable Farm, a project of non-profit AgLantis (501c-3), recently secured a $50,000 contribution from the County to help build a.....

Preventing climate shocks in the greenhouse

It is very important for plant growth that the moisture balance does not get interrupted unnecessarily. Circuits of exposure or the closing of screens can cause moisture shock and temperature drop when they exchange unnecessarily. To prevent this from happening, a ‘point of no return’ can be set by letting.....

May 24, Wageningen

Greenhouse crop production with low energy use

The Horticulture and Product Physiology group (HPP) and WUR Greenhouse Horticulture are organizing a seminar on Greenhouse crop production with low energy use.Date & TimeWednesday 24 May 2017; 13:30-15:00LocationRoom M6 of Radix (building 107), Droevendaalsesteeg 1, WageningenProgramme13:30 Prof dr Uwe.....

CAN (ON): An adventure in the greenhouse

"Although it may be hard to believe, I had never been inside of a greenhouse before I started working at NatureFresh Farms," Brittany Macaulay writes at the NatureFresh blog. "I was recently hired for the Greenhouse Education Center Team this summer, and so I had the opportunity to be taken on an in-depth.....

Greenhouse opportunities in Xiong’An (China)

In succession of the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone in 1980 and the Shanghai Pudong New Area in 1992, the latest New Special Area is Xiong’an in Hebei. One of the main reasons for establishing this New Area is to broaden institutional reform, to promote, and focus on more environmentally friendly green.....

China: Plastic additives increase durability of greenhouse film

BASF’s plastic additive Tinuvin XT 100 has been adopted by Yuxi Xuri Plastics Production Co., Ltd, a greenhouse film manufacturer in China, to make low density polyethylene (LDPE) film. The film is used to cover a greenhouse for growing grapes in Yunnan province in China.The requirements for greenhouse films.....

Job opportunities in greenhouse horticulture for Syrian refugees in Jordan

A new project has started in Jordan, that should lead to improved food security and creation of employment opportunities for the Syrian refugees and Jordanians. It also opens the door for Dutch companies to expand their presence in Jordan.The programme HEAD (Food Security and Creating Employment.....

by Amanda Williams

Ventilation methods: Low-tech to automated high-tech

Within a few muggy or sweltering hours, greenhouse crops can be shocked and damaged during vital stages of growth and development. Greenhouse humidity and temperature can quickly become the enemy of production if growers do not implement proper ventilation within their system. Humidity and heat can be.....

Russian car dealers go into agriculture

The crisis in the Russian car market, already in its fourth year, has forced car dealers to look for new business ideas, and agriculture has popped up as a surprise investment opportunity.Over the past three years the Russian car market has shrunk by more than 50 percent — from nearly three million cars sold.....

US: Washington State ag department dedicates state-of-the-art greenhouse

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) will dedicate the agency’s new state-of-the-art greenhouse built to support the state’s fruit tree industry at a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 11 in Prosser.“We now have a modern greenhouse that will make it easier to protect the fruit tree industry from.....

Australia: Melbourne City Council to approve urban greenhouse

An “urban greenhouse” that will be used to educate the public about food production is set to be approved for Queen Victoria Market.Melbourne City Council has released images of the proposed structure, which will also provide a home for displaced traders under the market’s $250 million redevelopment.The.....

Australian industry seeks comments on new Greenhouse Construction Code

Horticulture Innovation Australia, Osborn Consulting Engineers, FERM Engineering, RMCG and Doyle’s Construction Lawyers are nearing the completion of the project 'Developing technical guidelines and best practice extension toolbox for greenhouse construction and safe operation' (VG16004).In Part 1 of this.....