Monday, June 21, 2021

High-performance insulation system to cut greenhouse energy use

Having a greenhouse made of glass has many benefits in terms as it allows plants to grow in the sunlight while protecting them against cold and allowing for a beneficial indoor climate. However, one of the downsides of using glass is that it doesn’t offer much insulation. Imagine how much benefit could…

Springworks Farm opens new 40,000 sq. ft. aquaponic greenhouse

"The COVID outbreak exposed the risks inherent to our centralized industry"

Here are some remarkable numbers for you. Trevor Kenkel is 26 years old today. He started growing lettuce and fish in an aquaponic setting 10 years ago and founded his company Springworks Farm in 2014. Springworks Farm grew to 27,000 square feet and last Saturday, its first new 40,000-square-foot…

Biological solution against green shield bug in development

Koppert Biological Systems is developing a biological method to combat the southern green shield bug (Nezara viridula). Koppert is working hard to make this product commercially available in 2022. Over the course of the previous decade, the southern green shield bug has ravaged unheated pepper, aubergine, and cucumber greenhouses…

Fenix on their intraspecific hybrids

"More vigor and strength thanks to rootstocks"

Fenix, the Sicilian seed company based at the foot of Etna, has always worked on projects dedicated to the development of rootstocks for professional vegetable plants. Recently, it has begun to study the application of intraspecific hybrids to improve vigor management and maintain quality characteristics…

Upgrading fans in an existing greenhouse

Multifan Greenhouse Fans have a long service life. Nevertheless, it may be worthwhile to replace the fans with a new, more energy-efficient, and more quiet model. Replacing greenhouse fans is usually not a complicated process. There are, however, several points to consider before ordering a new series of…

Trent De Paoli - De Paoli Orchards

Focusing on value, not production volume, holds the key to fresh produce business growth into the future

A Queensland farmer and entrepreneur says the future of fruit and vegetable grower revolves around creating better value and quality rather than focusing on just increasing volumes and prices. Trent De Paoli from De Paoli Orchards had a vision of how to secure more farm profits by doing something…

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IN: Barton Breeze plans to set hydroponic farms in Hyderabad

Controlled environment agriculture specialist company Barton Breeze has plans to set up hydroponics farms in Hyderabad as part of the expansion of its operations in South India. It wants to set up about 4 acres initially in Hyderabad and later expand, said Shivendra Singh, Founder, Barton Breeze. The…

AU:Roc Partners offers $200m veggie glasshouse as sale-and-leaseback

Sydney private equity firm Roc Partners is hoping for as much as $200 million for a West Gippsland glasshouse that it is offering with a 20-year leaseback to tomato, capsicum and cucumber grower Flavorite. The 33-hectare glasshouse stands on a 78-hectare property at 264 Copelands Road, Warragul, about…

Increasingly more Coeur de Boeuf tomatoes remain in Belgium

Wim Vertommen of Den Overkant grows Coeur de Boeuf tomatoes for supermarket chain Aldi, among others. The supermarket has a lot of local products on its shelves. “We are delighted that we can supply to Belgium as well since there has been a period in which we exported 90% of our tomatoes to Italy”, Wim…

"The viewer gets a feel for our company in 1.5 minutes"

Last year Robbert and Maurijn Duijndam took over the helm at Duijndam Machines as the next generation. Where father Bert started with the sale of a sprout harvester, the machine market today also demands online action. A good reason for the second generation in the family business to launch an animated…

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USDA PACA updates

The USDA has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the…

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Take a peak in the Revolution Farms Greenhouse

Revolution Farms, a lettuce farm in Michigan, expanded its greenhouse two acres by two acres in June 2021. Tam Serage, head grower, said the upgrade would allow the farm to triple its lettuce production, reaching up to 1.5 million pounds a year. The most unique part? The greenhouse implemented new…

FruitHydroSinni has a great project for the United Arab Emirates

FruitHydroSinni, an Italian company specializing in the production and commercialization of fresh and processed products from hydroponic and aeroponic crops, has decided to expand beyond the European border, to the United Arab Emirates in particular. A first experimental phase may turn into a great…

Covid-19 as a wake-up call to UAE's food production sector

The Covid-19 pandemic has served as a wake-up call for the UAE, a nation that imports over 90 percent of its food. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change…

US: New director begins at Lettuce Dream

After a successful four years at the helm that has seen Lettuce Dream continue to expand in reach and impact, Charlie Clodfelter is moving on and the organization is welcoming a new director, Jennie Moore.Moore becomes the third director of the nonprofit that provides career education and grows community…

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Vietnam sees surge in farm produce exports to China

Agricultural exports to China posted impressive growth between January and May, with shipments of some produce even matching or surpassing the corresponding figures for the entire 2020, data of the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development showed. During the…

CAN: Farming paves the way for better days to come for the entire economy

It’s tempting to talk about Canada’s pandemic recovery, but is it premature? Cases of COVID-19 keep making headlines, and the “new normal” Canadians so desperately want still seems remote and uncertain.  One thing is absolutely clear, though. Agriculture and the agri-food sector have gotten back to near-normal…

Italy to promote expertise in greenhouse technology in Ghana

Greenhouse farming is a thriving sector in Italy thanks to companies with decades of experience in providing greenhouse technologies and systems for the cultivation of horticultural products, including fruits and vegetables and flower crops. As Ghana aims to boost agricultural productivity to increase…

Hawaiian company Kawamata Farms receives funding to scale Roma tomato production

Six Hawaiian agricultural businesses have each been awarded $250,000 through an initiative under the state Department of Agriculture to quickly increase local agricultural…

Oezbekistan: measures approved to create modern greenhouses in the regions

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a resolution “On measures to create modern greenhouses in the regions on the basis of public-private partnerships.” The document was adopted for the rational use of land and water resources, the development of greenhouses based on energy-saving…

Australian growers to reach out to Asia for laborers

As the pandemic and a new free-trade deal with the UK is amplifying labor shortages in Australia’s US$51 billion-a-year agriculture industry, the country is looking to recruit…

Namibian border closed for fresh produce imports except washed potatoes

This week, the Agronomic Board of Namibia has banned the import of ten fresh produce lines for this month, except washed potatoes and gem squash. The ABN claims that no…

The Rosa de Barbastro tomato campaign begins

Producers have already harvested the first Rosas de Barbastro tomatoes of this year's campaign, mostly grown in greenhouses in the Aragonese region of Somontano de Barbastro.…

China holds agricultural outlook conference in Beijing

The 2021 China Agricultural Outlook Conference convened in Beijing on April 20, 2021. Vice Minister Yu Kangzhen addressed the conference.    The conference released the China Agricultural Outlook Report…

Tesco suppliers bin nearly 50 tons of food weekly due to lorry driver crisis

Tesco suppliers are being forced to bin nearly 50 tons of fresh food every week. The main reason for this is that there are too few lorry drivers to transport produce to the…


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