Thursday, December 7, 2023

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Curt Meltzer comments on the Kentucky greenhouse industry:

"We are transitioning from CEA 1.0 to CEA 2.0"

“We are currently in a transitioning phase in the CEA industry. You can say that from CEA 1.0, we are getting to CEA 2.0. In a way, we can see the current situation as CEA 1.5.” This is the assessment by Curt Meltzer, CEA consultant and former managing partner and CEO of Kentucky Fresh Harvest. Curt is…

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Talks about CEA market opportunities and hurdles in the Middle East:

From high-tech to lower-quality products that are acceptable to different demographics

"We often think of food security problems, e.g., 70% of the food needed in 2050, but interestingly, nobody double clicks on where. It's not an equally distributed problem. The population is growing in Africa, the Middle East, and South Africa, yet it's shrinking, flat, or soon to shrink everywhere else.…

Pascal Delahaye, Le Jardin de Rabelais:

"The production increase on an annual basis is about 10 percent"

"I can say that because you achieve a more even climate inside and have more CO2, the SuprimAir can increase production compared to a conventional greenhouse. Ultimately, the production increase on an annual basis is about 10 percent", says Pascal Delahaye, owner of French greenhouse company Le Jardin de…

Jiashan Sino-Dutch Horticulture Innovation Center opened during the horticultural trade mission to China

From November 26th to 30th, Mr. Marcel van Raaij, Acting Director European, International and Agro-economic Policy at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of The Netherlands, led a Horticulture Trade Mission to China. A total of 19 Dutch companies and institutes participated in the…

Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects:

Circular City Greenhouses launched during United Nations Climate Conference

Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects launches Circular City Greenhouses, a sustainable horticulture solution for feeding the future, at the United Nations Climate Conference COP28 in Dubai. In the transition towards circular food systems and a more sustainable world, Van der Hoeven Horticultural…

Vineland-Grodan recycled stonewool green roof project

Developing substrate blends using recycled stonewool material

Vineland is a member of the Greenhouse Technology Network (GTN), collaborating with small- and medium-sized organizations to advance the development, adoption, and implementation of technologies to support the greenhouse industry. Funding is provided by the Federal Economic Development Agency for…

"Delayed Moroccan season may result in shorter but more lucrative campaign"

The one-month delay in the start of the Moroccan agricultural season due to climate change has had a mixed impact on exporters. Asmae Baibane, Export Manager at BL Agri, shares her perspective on this unusual situation. According to Baibane, the delay in the start of the season could be a blessing in disguise…

Jari Boerboom, Bayer De Ruiter:

"Our Intermediate Resistance varieties live up to their promise"

In a study executed by the B2B project of the Belgian trial stations, Bayer's two new De Ruiter varieties with Intermediate Resistance to ToBRFV played the leading role: the beef tomato Ferreira (experimental designation DRTH2911) and the cocktail tomato DRTC9518. Both tomato varieties, along with a…

Photo Report New York Produce Show

The New York Produce Show held its annual event in New York City on Wednesday, December 6. For most of the day, it felt busy and lively on the show floor. It’s a regional show that traditionally sees a high number of attendees from the Northeastern part of the US. “There are many reasons to go to New…

Uncertainty of Spanish growing conditions leads to more retail interest for Israel’s capsicum

Due to the uncertainty of Spanish growing conditions more European retailers have shown interest for capsicum grown in Israel to secure supply. According to Avi Bar from Mor International in Israel, "There are some European retailers which are interested in increasing capsicum programs with us due to the…

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