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US (IL): Chef starts hydroponics program for high schoolers

Hydroponics farms are hot in Chicago, with new farms sprouting up all over the city. But finding experienced hydroponics workers can be tough, so a local chef decided it was time for Chicago to grow its own. His program in a Northwest Side high school offers students the chance to get their hands dirty – and.....

Russia: Teplichiy greenhouse to expand with 4 hectares

Sovkhoz Teplichiy has plans to expand with a block of greenhouses with a total area of 3.89 ha (Sovkhoz is a state-owned farm in Russia). This is the second stage of construction. The first stage of greenhouses was commissioned successfully. For now, the Sovhkoz’s goal is to expand with 4.07 ha.At first, it.....

US (MN): New Ulm High School gets hydroponic & aquaponic facility

The new aquaponic and hydroponic systems at the New Ulm High School are almost fully functional.The greenhouse at the high school contains the two types of systems that use water and fish to grow crops. The school has partnered with community groups like the Farm City Hub Club to raise money for the.....

US (IA): Baptist community garden to install greenhouse

A "hoop house" greenhouse under construction in Davenport will make a difference in the neighborhoods around the Hilltop Campus Village.A group of churches is collaborating on the effort, and the structure is being raised on the east side of First Baptist Church, 1401 Perry St. Fresh produce from it will be.....

World Water Day: Less is more!

Hydroponic greenhouse cultivation is on the rise all around the world, in rich as well as poor countries. It provides part of the solution to providing future generations with healthy and safe food. It does this by making the most efficient use of scarce natural resources such as water and fertilisers. Did.....

US (TX): Work begins on Mission Waco greenhouse

Construction of Mission Waco’s Urban REAP Greenhouse project is underway with the help of the Baylor engineering students and members of the Baylor football team.Mission Waco founder Jimmy Dorrell said the goal of the greenhouse is to grow fresh produce to supply the Jubilee Market, the non-profit grocery.....

April 8 until June 10, Asheville

US (NC): Passive solar greenhouse opens doors for tours

M R Gardens in the Oakley community of Asheville is offering tours of the nursery’s one-of-a-kind passive solar greenhouse, designed for the production of plants using nearly all renewable resources. The 40-minute tours are at 11 a.m. Saturdays from April 8 to June 10. The information given on solar design.....

Hydroponics, organic farming top UAE food security strategy

UAE's Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has put a priority on increasing the use of hydroponic technology, which relies on nutrient-rich water to grow plants with the use of little or no soil, and organic farming as part of the 2017-2021 food security strategy, a top official told the Federal.....

US: Minnesota invests in five Deep Winter Greenhouses

The Deep Winter Greenhouse in Finland, Minn. is the first of five such greenhouses scheduled to be built this year, supported by the University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships.This statewide initiative uses a prototype developed by the university's Center for Sustainable.....

UK: Thanet Earth expands with 6th greenhouse

Just weeks after the latest greenhouse at Thanet Earth began production of its tomato crop for 2017, the team confirmed construction of another greenhouse at this landmark Kent site.This greenhouse plot is expected to be operational in less than 26 weeks, with the first concrete posts installed this week......

US (OH): Eastlake approves medical marijuana greenhouse

City council has cleared the way for a Chagrin Falls investment company to seek a state license to raise medical marijuana at the site of the old Eastlake JFK Senior Center.Council agreed Tuesday to sell the 33505 Curtis Blvd. site to Big Game Capital for the appraised value, $300,000, contingent on the.....

US (VA): Biology graduate finds her calling in the greenhouse

Thrips and mites: It’s all in a day’s work for Nolan, whose official title is Greenhouse Coordinator in George Mason University’s Office of Sustainability, but she’s commonly known as the “Mason farmer,” and that’s OK with her.When Nolan came to George Mason from Boston for her freshman year in the former.....

Saffron growers look to get a foothold in the US

As spring crocus blooms approach, some growers have visions of a fall-flowering crocus that produces saffron, the world's most valuable spice.University of Vermont researchers have been raising the exotic spice now grown primarily in Iran and are encouraging growers to tap into what they hope will be a cash.....

Russian state subsidizes Kursk greenhouse industry

In the Russian federal budget, 4.8 bln. RUB (31 million USD) will be allocated in 2017 to support the agricultural sector of the Kursk region. Furthermore, approx. 700 mio. RUB (12 million USD) is allocated for expenditure co-financing from the regional budget.The Authority of the Kursk region concluded an.....

Greenhouse vegetables harvested on South China Sea islets

Chinese growers staying on a group of islets in the South China Sea have lately harvested tomatoes and leafy vegetables they grew from a new greenhouse.The authorities of Sansha City, Hainan Province, announced over the weekend the first harvest of Yongle islets greenhouse farm. Yongle, composed of 13.....

Iran plans to transfer all vegetable farms to greenhouses

The Iranian Ministry of Agriculture plans to transfer all vegetable farms to greenhouses within 10 years, a deputy minister said.“As such, some 10 billion cubic meters of water will be preserved per year,” Ali Akbar Mehrfard was also quoted by Mehr News Agency as saying.According to Agriculture Minister.....

Vifra introduces professional 'plug and play' humidity control solution

Dehumidification systems are gaining ground in the greenhouse industry. Vifra's answer to this trend is the new series of V-Dry dehumidification units. The small, lightweight units claim to be more flexible and adaptable to any kind of situation.For many years now, Italian engineering company Vifra is known.....

Hydroponic greenhouse inaugurated in Pakistan

Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana on Thursday said use of modern technology in agriculture would strengthen economy and improve lives of farmers in the country.Speaking at a ceremony to launch “Testing of Indigenous Hydroponic Greenhouse for Vegetable Growing at various locations in Punjab” at.....

CAN (ON): Grow lights stolen from U of G greenhouse

The Edmund C. BOVEY building is located at the north-west corner of Gordon Street and South Ring Road on the University of Guelph Campus; the complex houses both faculty as well as research facilities and includes an expansive network of greenhouses and growth room facilities.Over the resent weekends (4/5.....

Botanica Russia fully operational: 15ha of cucumbers

Botanica is a horticultural company growing cucumbers in the Volgograd region in Russia. To be able to guarantee year round high quality production, Botanica has installed a complete grow light solution by Hortilux. The project is executed in two phases. The first phase of 5ha is now running to full.....

Australian scientists develop energy-harvesting greenhouse

Western Australian scientists have developed what is believed to be a world-first clear, energy harvesting glass which, if used in greenhouses, could produce crops in any climate or season.The glass is embedded with nanoparticles that work to draw out 90 per cent of the ultraviolet (UV) and infrared rays.....

Produce safety from greenhouse to table

Even in the dead of winter, consumers can enjoy fresh tomatoes, peppers and other produce, often thanks to the bounty from greenhouses scattered across the continent.Sanja Ilic is trying to make sure those vegetables are the safest possible.Ilic, the state food safety specialist for Ohio State University.....

Kenya: So you bought a greenhouse... now what?

"It was a venture meant to change fortunes of hundreds of farmers. The ‘magic house’ that was what farmers were told. But from my field visits to various regions in what was the former Western Province the story is discouraging," writes an expert on sustainable agriculture and agricultural solutions at.....

US (FL): Tampa and Havana aquariums to develop coral greenhouse

Three Cuban scientists were in Tampa last week to take another step forward in their joint effort with the Florida Aquarium to save coral reefs dying throughout the Caribbean region that includes this state.Employees of Havana's National Aquarium of Cuba spent Feb. 5 through Feb. 11 working with their Tampa.....

New greenhouse projects implemented in South Bulgaria

In the last two months a multitude of greenhouse construction projects have been approved by the competent inspectorates at the Ministry of Environment and Water of Bulgaria. The majority of projects involve the cultivation of tomato and cucumber plants. Other projects include: a snail breeding greenhouse.....

A winter harvest from Martha Stewart's greenhouse

"Delicious, organic greens are ready to pick in my vegetable greenhouse," writes Martha Stewart on her blog."My expansive outdoor vegetable garden is bare, but I'm fortunate to have lots of wonderful vegetables growing in the ground in a special greenhouse located behind my Equipment Barn. As many of you.....

Spring cleaning tips for the greenhouse

During every busy shipping season you invariably run into issues that would have been eliminated had a little spring cleaning taken place. The spring cleaning referred to here encompasses more than just a “cleaning” perspective, it also involves planning ahead and taking care of business concerns so they.....

Late winter management for blackberries in cold climates

Blackberry management at Michigan State University: temperatures over the next few days are expected to reach the 40s and 50s with lows in the 30s. The growers are protecting some tender blackberries (Columbia Star, Obsidian) by covering them with row cover during the winter. The plants will need to have the.....

Nor’Easter greenhouse weathers the storm

As a New Hampshire based company, Rimol knows snow - from the light, frosty flakes of early December to the thick, heavy slush of early March. They’re no strangers to some of the worst of what Old Man Winter can dish out - and as any farmer knows, it can be tough to keep growing strong through the winter.....

NL: New demonstration greenhouse for De Ruiter Seeds

Havecon will build a new 8.000 m² greenhouse for Dutch grower Brabander-Zantman. This greenhouse will function as a demonstration for "Experience 2.0" for De Ruiter Seeds. Construction will start in the summer of 2017, and in October 2017 the first lighted greenhouse will be taken into service, and the first.....

Us: Intergrow expansion in Webster off the table

A plan to bring 75 acres of greenhouses to a rural area of Webster, NY is off the table. Tomato grower Intergrow Greenhouses had been locked in a contentious development review process for months, with residents living near the Webster site disputing whether the development was right for the area.Now, the.....

Strong winds damages Jamaican greenhouse sector

Heavy, sustained winds badly damaged all but two of 20 greenhouses in Blue Mountain, Manchester, recently leaving farmers distraught.“We had major damage to the crops; to the tomatoes and the sweet peppers,” greenhouse farmer and site manager Oswal Boothe told the Jamaica Observer during a visit to the.....

US (IL): High school to award bids for $300K greenhouse

Mt. Vernon Township High School officials hope to award bids in early March for building a $300,000 greenhouse at the new high school.The project includes constructing a 72-by-30-foot greenhouse and a 30-by-50-foot attached headhouse, which is the work center of the facility.The exact location of the.....

University of Idaho hires new greenhouse manager for nuclear potato seed program

University of Idaho has hired a new director for its nuclear seed potato program and plans to build additional facilities to help her expand production.The planned investments — which include construction of a new greenhouse and laboratory — would move the university toward its long-term goal of becoming a.....

April 3-7, Tucson

US (AZ): Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course

The Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course will be held April 3rd - 7th in Tucson Arizona at the University Park Marriott in Tucson, Arizona.Come immerse yourself in the synergy of the Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course – A four day event, put on by the.....

9,8 hectare in Yashkin:

Russia: $18,8 million greenhouse complex to open in Siberia

Russian company Yashkin’s Greenhouses intends to open a new greenhouse complex for the production of vegetables and greens. The operation will be located in the Yashkin district of the Kemerovo region of Russia, in southwestern Siberia. Production is scheduled to be launched in the third quarter of.....

Vertical fixtures shine new light on LED

Vertical fixtures with two exposure modes: red blue and far red. This is how the staff of Lohuis Lighting sees new opportunities for LED lighting in horticulture. The first tests are conducted at Noordhuys Tomatoes and cucumber grower Jan Reijm.It actually looks quite bizarre. Between the cucumber plants of.....

Pakistan: Punjab announces subsidies on tunnel farms

In Pakistan, tunnel farming technologies for vegetable production has gained popularity among small growers and farmers in the Punjab area. Over 1,500 small farmers already have adopted tunnel farming and more farmers are considering to do so. For this reason, the Punjab government has decided to provide 50.....

Greengro signs $25M smart greenhouse franchise agreement

Greengro Technologies has signed a definitive agreement on a ten-acre, $25 million Greengro hydroponic indoor farm project with Global Renewable Resources, Shaker Heights, Ohio, a new startup specializing in sustainable technologies and renewable energy.The agreement calls for GRR to purchase a Glass.....

The great tomato bake-off

A bouquet of roses on Valentine's Day, or a box of chocolates. It's socliché! Food Blogger Lady MacPie chooses a Valentine’s cake with tomatoes.The inspiration for this came when she went to the De Kabel nursery, where she was shown around by Richard Hartensveld. "I live near the largest greenhouse area of.....

How does AntiReflect work?

AntiReflect reduces the difference in refractive index between air and glass; that is why the greenhouse receives more sunlight.Light rays change direction when they enter one medium (glass) from another medium (air). The extent to which they change direction is determined by the refractive index of the.....

"Diurnal temperature variations significantly affect cucumber fruit growth"

Decreasing the temperature in heated greenhouses significantly reduces heat costs and CO2 emissions. However, the thermophile cucumber is known to be very sensitive to low temperatures. In particular, fruit growth decreases considerably as temperature declines. Nevertheless, reports show that cucumber can be.....

Cooling the greenhouse: chalk or liquid?

Nowadays, liquid greenhouse coatings are replacing chalk applications more than ever. These coatings are easy to apply, easy to remove and provide uniform shading. Coating with ReduSol is a good choice for people who have little or no experience with liquid coatings.The best way to keep heat out of the.....

February 18, Finland

US (MN): Deep winter greenhouse open to public

Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships and Northeast Organic Consumers Association are hosting a Deep Winter Greenhouse Public Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at 6771 South Silver Hill Dr, Finland, Minn.Celebrate the completion of the first of the five prototype Deep Winter Greenhouses.....

Operation greenhouse on hotel rooftop completed

Now that the construction of the Amstelkwartier hotel in Amsterdam is far advanced it was time for the men from Havecon to get their materials to higher ground. Literally. Everything had to be lifted to the roof of the hotel by a special crane, after which it all had to be organized. They managed to get.....

Caribbean & Latin American greenhouse industry gets boost

Alquimi Renewables announced that it has successfully formalized an exclusive long term licensing agreement with engineering firm Megalo Solutions, to supply and construct off-grid hydroponic solar greenhouses throughout the Caribbean and Latin America trade regions. Alquimi has also secured project.....

Nigeria: Lower import tariffs on greenhouse equipment

The Federal Executive Council has approved some measures to reduce food prices.The Council took the decision based on the interim report submitted by the food task force it set up last week on how best to address the rising cost of food items across the country.Agriculture Minister Audu Ogbeh briefed State.....

EU: Growers replacing asbestos panels with help of incentives

In recent weeks huge cranes were at work at Zadelaers Boogaert Nurseries in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. Asbestos panels were removed from the roofs of several production halls of the tomato nursery and were replaced by insulating sandwich panels."The company will continue to implement sustainable measures.....

August 28-September 8

Wageningen University organizes Summer School again

Wageningen University & Research is the “knowledge heart” of the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture. Scientists of Wageningen University & Research will share their unique knowledge with international students and researchers during this “Summer School”.After a general introduction on Greenhouse.....

Things to consider for new growers

Starting a farm can seem like a very romantic endeavor. In fact, if agriculture is your passion, there is something romantic about working the land and reaping your harvest. Those who have fallen in love with the earth know that love comes at a cost, takes a lot of hard work and maybe some exhausting.....

Chinese greenhouses boost Georgian veg production

The Minister of Agriculture of Georgia, Levan Davitashvili, accompanied by the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to Georgia, Ji Yanchi and the governor of the Kvemo Kartli region, Paata Khizanashvili, visited a demonstration greenhouse complex in the Marneuli Municipality.The modern greenhouse.....

University of Illinois Energy Farm gets biomass boiler

The greenhouse at the University of Illinois Energy Farm will soon receive environmentally friendly heat during the winter months.A new biomass boiler from Germany will replace the greenhouse's propane gas, release fewer carbon-dioxide emissions and use perennial grasses grown on the university's energy farm.....

Zerez signs $1 million deal with Sweet Leaf Hydroponics

Zerez announced that its subsidiary Next Generation Farming Inc., has signed its Co-Marketing partner Sweet Leaf Hydroponics to a wholesale purchase contract for a minimum of One Million Dollars of NextGen’s “SMART by Design” line of advanced and automated greenhouse systems by the end of 2017.In addition to.....

Korean researchers increase production with artificial photosynthesis

A Korean greenhouse, located in Hwaseong city in Gyeonggi-do Province turns on all the lights installed on the ceiling during cloudy days.The lights not only enhance photosynthesis but also improve crop quality, keep production on schedule and reduce the length of their growing cycle."The amount of clouds.....

US (NH): Proposed greenhouse would bring 80 jobs to Berlin

A proposed greenhouse operation would bring 80 new jobs to Berlin.The manager of environment and safety for the company, Sam Gaeth, said a major factor in choosing the site in Berlin was access to a natural gas pipeline, according to the Berlin Daily Sun.The proposal calls for building a natural gas.....

US (VT): Farmers use greenhouses for local produce in winter

Demand driven by the farm-to-table movement knows no seasons, so farmers in colder areas of the country increasingly use greenhouses and similar structures to meet wintertime demand for local produce.While crusty snow and ice covers the ground in January in Vermont, spinach leaves sprout in rows of unfrozen.....

UK: Hadlow College launches commercial horticulture bursary initiative

At the current time, the global population exceeds 7.3 billion. The latest United Nations projections indicate that world population will reach 10 billion people in the year 2056 – six years’ earlier than originally estimated. A lot of people to feed!The availability of food is largely dependent on the.....

US (PA): Farmer successfully expands into greenhouse growing

In 2012, Bill Banta built a soil-less growing operation at Rowland’s Pennsylvania Produce. Controlled environment agriculture, also known as hydroponics, means the farmer can grow produce in water year-round.“I took a leap of faith in this because it’s very expensive to build this type of greenhouse,” Banta.....

"Greenhouse project makes for a perfect wedding gift"

The young couple that touched the hearts of many Kenyans by holding a wedding worth just Sh100 (less than 1 USD) has received an investment project worth a million shillings (9600 USD) from a well wisher.The investment from Diamond Properties includes an eighth acre plot valued at half a million shillings.....

Greengro unveils 22,000 sq. ft. automated solar glasshouse

Greengro Technologies announced that as the demand for industrial cutting-edge growing solutions continues to strengthen, Greengro steps forward with a PV solar glass greenhouse precisely designed to facilitate the industrial cannabis grower’s cultivation and harvesting requirements.Designed to furnish high.....

US (NJ): High tunnel constructed on urban site in East Orange

Rutgers University, a TunnelBerries partner institution, collaborated this past fall with the New Jersey Farm Bureau to complete construction on a YMCA-operated high tunnel situated on an abandoned housing lot in East Orange, NJ.The construction crew included several military veterans that are enrolled in a.....

Kurdistan’s farmers turn to greenhouse growing

The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Agriculture recently reported a surge in greenhouse produce cultivation in winter season due to increasing demand for fresh greens and the economic crisis which has plagued the region for more than two years now. Greenhouse farming is a recent trend in.....

US: ATTRA resources to help EQIP high tunnel applicants

Many states have early-spring deadlines approaching for NRCS's Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) funding consideration in fiscal year 2017. This deadline includes applications for the High Tunnel System Initiative, which can assist individuals, legal entities, Indian Tribes, or joint operations.....

Nearly 10% of Dutch greenhouse growers has expansion plans

Dutch greenhouse growers seem more positive than in previous years because for the second year in a row the percentage of expansion plans has increased. In addition, the percentage of greenhouse growers with plans to close their business has decreased.This follows from the greenhouse survey ‘Nederlandse.....

NVAC Greenhouse (Natural Ventilation Augmented Cooling)

McGill researchers develop new passive cooling and ventilation solution

There is a growing market for adapted greenhouse structures in tropical and hot climate regions. An alternative evaporative cooling solution for greenhouses that is cost effective and accessible has been developed by researchers at McGill University. While greenhouses generally increase productivity, high.....

US (PA): Allegheny College gets sustainable greenhouse grant

Allegheny College has been awarded a $37,500 grant to power and heat a small-scale greenhouse using energy that would otherwise be wasted.The E 2 Energy to Educate grant from Constellation, an Exelon company, is part of $380,000 the company awarded to 17 projects reaching more than 35,000 students, grade six.....

Woodlands and greenhouses: Westland from above

VIDEO Woodlands and greenhouses - that's ‘s-Gravenzande in a nutshell. Marc de Munnik filmed this footage of the landscape and greenhouses with his drone and uploaded it online. "'s-Gravenzande at its best", he says. Sit back and enjoy.

Indega Award winner 2Save Energy:

Combination of glass and F-clean can create significant savings

2Save Energy is a universal cavity covering deck suitable for every type of Venlo greenhouse. At IPM Essen the outline was awarded with the INDEGA Innovation Award.Film and glass2SaveEnergy is a greenhouse roof consisting of an outer layer of bright glass covered with a double anti-reflection coating and.....

Spain: Europapaya to develop greenhouse papaya cultivation model

The Europapaya consortium has received a grant to develop a model for the intensive cultivation of papayas in greenhouses in the south east of Spain. The Experimental Station Cajamar will be in charge of the technical coordination of the project, which has a budget of more than 1 million Euro and will be.....
472,000 sq. ft.

Canadian MMJ grower nearly triples production capacity

Canopy Growth has closed the acquisition of the property at 1 Hershey Drive that currently houses Canopy Growth's headquarters and the Tweed production facilities."Increasing the scale of our cannabis production capacity is vitally important to our operations," said Bruce Linton, Chairman and CEO of Canopy.....

US (WI): Monsanto donates greenhouses for crop research

A $10 million commercial biotech plant laboratory in Middleton that helped develop genetically modified plants and crops was donated by Monsanto Co. to UW-Madison, which has made it the hub of a new crop research center.The Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center (WCIC) that opened Jan. 3 is combining the strengths.....

France: LED toplighting in SuprimAir greenhouse

Le Jardin de Rabelais started in 1989 and today it covers a surface of 15 hectares. With the latest expansion there is invested in a SuprimAir greenhouse, fully equipped with LED toplighting. The combination of SuprimAir with LED toplighting results in a hypermodern greenhouse with relative low energy.....

Russia: Kushkulsky opens first phase of renovated project

On the 20th of January, the first phase of the modernized Kushkulsky greenhouse complex was put into operation in the Orenburg region in Russia. The Kushkulsky greenhouses were founded as early as the year 1976. In 2016, a new owner embarked on the modernization of this enterprise.The project envisages.....