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Hortidaily Special Year Overview

September: New greenhouse for Vineland, bankruptcy for Dutch tomatoes and strong recovery for Rosa Flora

September was a month in which a $10 million Vineland greenhouse was built and a Dutch tomato grower went bankrupt. This month Rosa Flora showed strong recovery from the fire.

September 2014: If you wanted to refresh yourself and do something about ALS in the summer of 2014, the the Ice Bucket Challenge was the perfect solution. We received a few Ice Bucket Challenge videos from Stuppy Greenhouse , AgriNomix and Wadsworth Controls. We share them again in this years overview of September.

5 September 2014: In 2014, the European greenhouse manufacturer Richel celebrated its 50 years anniversary. Celebrating such a long history in the greenhouse business was a good moment to look back at the most recent and significant projects the company has been involved with over the past year.

5 September 2014: The construction of a new $10 million pre-commercial greenhouse at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is underway. This new centre is expected to bolster the economic growth of the Niagara Region and increase the competitiveness of the greenhouse industry. The completion date for the project is spring 2015. In September 2014, HortiDaily published an article that presented the state of the project at that time.

9 September 2014: In September, Fairfood International’s report exposes the poor wages paid to workers in the Moroccan tomato sector. These tomatoes are picked and packed by tens of thousands of workers who do not receive a decent wage for their arduous work. The fruit is then sold by European supermarkets who receive the lion’s share of the profits.

11 September 2014: As one of the world’s largest greenhouse sectors, and with Europe’s highest per capita consumption of vegetables, Turkey is in a good position to capture further growth in future. According to a new report from Rabobank, there is huge potential for the growth of Turkish greenhouse

12 September 2014: Crushed foam glass meets all the requirements to be dream substrate. It may sound a little crazy, yet controlled research trials done by Wageningen University and The University of Arizona/Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEAC) showed that plants thrive very well on foamed glass aggregates manufactured for horticulture applications.

16 September 2014: Bad situation in horticulture forces another Dutch tomato grower to stop. The Dutch tomato grower De Grevelingen in Sirjansland closed it's business after this year's cultivation. The bad situation in the Dutch horticulture market has forced growers Arnold and Marc Groenewegen to make this decision.

18 September 2014: On 17 September 2014, Schoneveld Breeding was awarded AIPH 2014 International Grower of the Year. The coveted prize was announced at the 66th AIPH Annual Congress gala dinner in Qingdao, China. The golden rose trophy was presented by AIPH President, Vic Krahn and China Flower Association Secretary General, Liu Hong.

19 September 2014: Philips Horticulture LED Solutions announced that GreenClocks New Generation City farm, a new city farm of Osaka Prefectural University Japan using Philips GreenPower LED production modules, opened on September 19, 2014.

23 September: On March 6th 2014, a substantial part of North America's largest cut flower growers, Rosa Flora, was destroyed by a fire. Now, more than half a year later, the Rosa Flora run by Ralph Deboer, Arielle Deboer and Jushua Bulk is back in business, going stronger than before.

29 September 2014: Under the motto "An invitation to innovation", the British Tomato Grower's Association Conference took place at the Chesford Grange Conference Centre in Warwick. Please take a look at the Photo Report that we made.