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special year overview June

Horticulture shows cooperative and innovative spirit in June

After a fire devestated the RedHat Co-op packing facilities, fellow growers and farmers stepped up to help the company do the packing work - that's the spirit. And of course June was month of the GreenTech. Horticulture united in Amsterdam and launched many novelties. We did a re-cap. 


The quest for knowledge in indoor farming and new crops
Soy, cotton, sugar beets, corn, hemp. They might not be the biggest greenhouse crops, but for horticultural supplier Valoya they have been important over the last couple of years.


Recovering from last Saturday's fire
Canada: Producers step up to assist RedHat Co-op 
Last Saturday, firefighters from Redcliff, Medicine Hat and Cypress County battled an enormous blaze that raged in the RedHat Co-op vegetable packing giant. But General manager Gillian Digman said they’re hoping to re-open within a matter of weeks.


Agroparque de Yecapixtla doubling growing area to 125 acres
Mexico-based Agroparque de Yecapixtla is in the process of a major expansion, more than doubling its growing area to 125 acres from its current 50 acres through an addition to its existing greenhouse and state of the art packaging facility built just two years ago. This expansion will further leverage its.....

Hein van der Sande opens Certhon Innovation Centre
"The Innovation Centre is going to teach us a lot"
On Thursday 31 May, the Certhon Innovation Centre was officially opened by Hans Hoogeveen, Ambassador at the UN organizations for Food and Agriculture (FAO, WFP and IFAD) in Rome. 


Increased coloration and decreased growing time are additional results 
Acrylite roof improves microgreen yields by 20 percent 
Microgreens are quickly being entrenched – and embraced – in Ontario’s retail market. A heavy consumer movement that embraces the variety of greens grown calls for expansion of facilities for growers.Greenbelt Microgreens has recently expanded its Woodhill, ON location, which was a two-year process.

UK: Europe's biggest indoor farm comes to North Lincolnshire 
Current, powered by GE, and Jones Food Company announced that construction is underway toward building one of the world’s largest indoor farms. 

only another 1000 ha/year 
Growth of Mexican greenhouse acreage flattens out 
The Mexican acreage of tomatoes in protected agriculture has grown rapidly over the last couple of years up to 15,198 hectares in MY 2016/17. The acreage is still growing, but growth has slowed down to less than 1,000 hectares per year. This statement is made in a recent USDA report on the Mexican tomato.....


AutoStix wins GreenTech Innovation Award 
The GreenTech started today, and this morning the winners of the GreenTech Innovations Awards were announced. Of the 22 nominated products, AutoStix by Visser HortiSystems won the GreenTech Innovation Award 2018. IRIS! Scout robot by Metazet-FormFlex took home the GreenTech Innovation Concept Award, Priva.....


“The greenhouse is a tool in realizing the best ROI” 
For over 20 years, Hervé Savouré has worked as Area Sales Director for Richel, in all continents. During this period, he saw the industry and growers' needs develop. Even though circumstances might differ for growers worldwide, there’s one topic uniting the industry. "Wherever a grower is located, it all.....


Here we go: GreenTech 2018 - the recap 
Are you ready for some Monday-tainment? We have over 400 photos waiting for you: a recap of last week's GreenTech, which was organised in Amsterdam. The exhibition was visited by 10,465 professionals coming from 112 different countries.Click here for the photo report.477 companiesAt the exhibition 477.....

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