CA: Roelands Plant Farms is Ontario’s newest vegetable plant propagation greenhouse

Ontario’s newest vegetable plant propagation greenhouse, Roelands Plant Farms Inc., will be sowing seeds for its first customers this year. The state-of-the-art facility located near the shores of Lake Huron, is owned and operated by Adrian and Jodi Roelands. It is slated for completion in mid-October 2013, and will be servicing cucumber, pepper and tomato growers from across North America for their upcoming crops.

When completed, the greenhouse will consist of 16,000 m2 (4 acres) greenhouse propagation space and 4,000 m2 (1 acre) of warehouse facility. Experienced companies with a solid reputation from the Netherlands and Ontario have been contracted to ensure that the construction is completed on time.

Jodi Roelands, Arie Alblas and Adrian Roelands

Roelands Plant Farms is incorporating design features that will offer the best propagation service possible, providing growers with vigorous plants for their future crops. Striving for ideal growing conditions, the greenhouse is a glass Venlo design with 7 meters under the gutters, ebb and flood concrete floors, grow lights in the entire growing space, and energy/shade curtains, amongst other things. Plants will be given optimum growing space in an environment with maximum natural light. With extra features such as sterilization of irrigation water in a secure irrigation room, infloor heating, height adjustable grow pipes and compartment dividers, Roelands Plant Farms will provide optimum growing conditions and a high standard of hygiene.

With a superior management team that is dedicated to top performance, improved technology, and innovation, Roelands Plant Farms can accomplish their vision: “Premium Plant Propagation”

Roelands Plant Farms Inc. Recruits Arie Alblas

Owners Adrian and Jodi Roelands and Roelands Plant Farms Inc, are also pleased to announce the addition of propagation specialist, Arie Alblas, to their management team.

Arie will be joining the team as Production Manager of Roelands Plant Farms Inc., a state-of-the-art facility, which is currently under construction in the community of Forest, Ontario, near the shores of Lake Huron. Roelands Plant Farms is Ontario’s newest vegetable plant propagation greenhouse, specializing in the propagation of premium young plants for the vegetable greenhouse industry (cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes).

Owners, Adrian and Jodi Roelands, say they are looking forward to working with Arie and learning from his many years of experience in propagation.

“I have almost a decade of experience growing vegetable plants, but propagation is slightly different,” says Adrian Roelands, “so working with Arie will be extremely informative.”

Arie Alblas, a native of the Netherlands, has 24 years of experience in propagation, and has a trusted reputation in the business. With a Bachelor degree in Horticulture, 12 years of experience with a prominent Dutch propagator, 8 years of propagation experience in Ontario and 4 years of sales experience in vegetable greenhouse supply, Arie has notable experience and is well known in our vegetable industry across Ontario and North America.

“I was involved in the start up of one of Ontario’s propagators and looking forward to do this again,” says Arie Alblas. Also noting that he appreciates the opportunity to serve vegetable growers again in this capacity, with the vision of “Premium Plant Propagation”, and welcomes all calls and inquiries.

For more information please contact:

Roelands Plant Farms Inc.
Adrian Roelands
5894 Douglas Line
Lambton Shores, ON, N0N 1J5


Arie Alblas
5894 Douglas Line
Lambton Shores, ON, N0N 1J5

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