Top 5 -yesterday
- UK: Grower reduces greenhouse temperature by more than 6°C during heatwave with no cooling, fog systems
- Understanding the profitability of your greenhouse
- Agave: The new drought-tolerant California crop?
- Patromex and DIDIHU partnership invests in modern plant for value-added coconut substrates
- US: Larry Ellison is feeding Hawaii from his high-tech hydroponic farm on Lanai
Top 5 -last month
- Vertical farming technologies tool in researching and fighting diseases
- German retailer Kaufland and horti-family Reichenspurner open new greenhouse
- "Water is the new gold"
- Growing strawberries from seeds becoming increasingly popular
- Higher productivity and earliness are the story behind these pink greenhouses
Canadian greenhouse grower hopes for 100 acre approval in Deer Lake
Simmons said he was surprised that the ill-fated Sprung greenhouse project is still in the minds of politicians in St. John’s when it comes to starting up similar projects.
“That’s still a major issue for them — it’s one of the biggest drawbacks I’m up against,” said Simmons. “That’s why I’ve done my homework and picked the part of the province with the most sunlight.”
The Sprung greenhouses came to Mount Pearl in 1987 when then-Premier Brian Peckford struck a deal with the Calgary company to build hydroponic greenhouses in the area to grow cucumbers. The initiative went into receivership two years later.
“Putting a greenhouse in Mount Pearl, that’s probably one of the worst environments in North America for growing anything,” said Simmons.
He said hydroponic methods will take up a small portion of the project, but far from the extent of the East coast project. There will be more diversification of product as well, growing not just cucumbers, but lettuce, peppers and tomatoes.
When the project is up and running, Simmons said it should employ between 40-50 workers. He expects to hear about land permission in the next few weeks and he hopes to have the project started by next year.
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