Beijing Kinpeng active all over the world:
Chinese greenhouse builder looks at increasing cooperation with the Dutch
Long gone are the days that the Dutch were dominating the international markets for greenhouse technology. Today you should not be surprised when you see a high tech Chinese greenhouse in the jungle of Angola or in the desert of Oman. In most occasions they will have been built by Beijing Kingpeng.
Ukraine: Galicia Greenery opens new expansion
Within two years after sowing the first lettuce, Ukrainian greenhouse company Galicia Greenery has expanded its operations with a new 4,600 square meter greenhouse. Dutchman Mikel Honders, project manager of Foodventures, says the expansion is a logical next step for the Ukrainian greenhouse company.
"Retractable cooling house perfect fit for high temperature horticulture"
Greenhouses and other controlled environment agriculture practices are often advertised as the solution to grow year round in any climate and in any location. Richard Vollebregt of Cravo however, believes that his retractable cooling houses are a better solution for growers in hot climate countries.
Alois van Vliet on the rapid growth of Axia Vegetable Seeds
"Breeding will only go faster"
Things are moving fast at Axia Vegetable Seeds. The company was founded in 2011 and brought their first commercial variety on the market in 2013. Up until now ten varieties have been introduced and thanks to acquisitions, the breeder is also establishing itself in the Mediterranean region.
Henk van Tuyl, KUBO:
Central Asian governments kick-start greenhouse industry
In winter, Russia pays a fair price for safely grown veggies, and according to local governments, an economy based on greenhouses is preferable over an economy built on non-renewable resources. These circumstances result in a Central Asian market that's quite interesting for greenhouse suppliers.
Boem Berry Farms doubling its footprint:
Canada: Mucci Farms to expand strawberry operations
Mucci Farms announces Phase Two of their strawberry farm development with a 12-acre expansion of Boem Berry Farms, doubling the current footprint to 24-acres—over 1 million square feet, to be in operation in the Fall of 2017. "I could not be more excited and proud of our entire team," said VP Joe Spano.
Spanish growers take advantage of delays in Dutch production
The Spanish greenhouse growers in Almeria seem to pull their crops through a little longer than usual. They are trying to continue as long as possible in order to take advantage of the good market prices and lower supplies from growers in other parts of Europe.
60 Dutch growers invest in Water Purification Cooperative
More than sixty Dutch horticultural companies have definitely joined the Horticultural Water Purification Cooperative 'De Vlot'. They have signed the agreements and in September the construction of a purification plant will start. It should be operational by the end of 2017.
Young entrepreneur serves Iranian niche market with DIY hydroponics
A 30-year-old Canadian law school graduate is currently pioneering the niche market for fresh leafy greens and aromatic herbs in Tehran, Iran. Born and raised in Canada to Iranian parents, Sam Sadeghi decided to return to his family roots after he noticed the vast opportunities in the Iranian fresh produce industry.
Germany: Innovative roof design for crystal clear EFTE installation
German companies Rabensteiner, Franz Schumann and Novavert have recently teamed up for the installation of a remarkable retractable greenhouse at a grower in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Yurij Duda, Argus Controls, on the challenges of CEA:
"In indoor ag, every project demands a unique approach"
Just two more weeks and the Indoor Ag-Conwill once again take off in Las Vegas. Argus Controls will once again be exhibiting at the educational two-day event that will celebrate and highlight the opportunities of the rapidly rising indoor agriculture industry.
Growing vine crops without daylight is possible. Here, there and everywhere...
"In an indoor grow without daylight, you can eliminate all stress factors for a plant. If you know the ideal growth conditions, the production can be optimized and the growth and yield can be predicted beforehand. Then also the growth of fruit vegetables in a controlled environment without daylight, can be predicted forehand.