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Mexico and Vegas in the spotlight in November

n November we had the chance to dive into two fastgrowing markets. Whilst many Mexican greenhouse companies are expanding their enterprises and talked about it during the Expo AgroAlimentaria, the industry also united at Las Vegas for the MJBizCon. After the cannabis legislation in Canada, horticulture seems to have decided to come out in the open and show themselves as the new technical partner for horticulture. 

Benjamin Wagner:
"Unique tying system for three crops"
Following demand from organic crop growers, Tomsystem has launched a new clip suitable for tying organic crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers and sweet peppers. This new non-galvanized clip has been tested by Bio Gemuse Wagner in Germany with extremely positive results. Tomsystem, manufactured by Agrifast, is a relatively new tying…

Royal Brinkman acquires Berg Hortimotive
It was a bit too early for champagne when the contracts were signed yesterday morning, but the takeover of Berg Hortimotive by Royal Brinkman was suitably celebrated with cake. "What we're seeing is that logistics and labor are increasingly important themes. With this step, we're strengthening our base in this…


Tangmere Airfield Nurseries
"No strings attached"
Following two years of extensive trials, Tangmere Airfield Nurseries has made the decision to switch from using traditional polypropylene (plastic) twine to Elite biodegradable twine (PLA) to support their entire pepper crop on 30 hectare UK site. "We didn't take any chances when it comes to relying on this product",…

the final growing season of Ton Janssen
"I will keep telling the story of horticulture, a hundred times a day"
Crop change is here, also for Ton Janssen. It will be his last as tomato grower, because as of November 12 he is grower no more. Recently he sold his own cultivation company, 2.6 ha in size. In week 45 the last harvest will take place. "At the moment we have a super beautiful garden of tomatoes. The vines are so…


Labor tracking in commercial greenhouses

In today’s greenhouse environments, it is more important than ever to fully understand your labor force. This includes understanding how they work, why they work, and what elements can be introduced for them to be more productive”, the team with Picas states. For this reason, they have brought together three of its…

Netherlands: New cucumbers breeding center "Not just another greenhouse"
Thursday November 8th is a day to remember for the Nunhems crew - or at least for the accounting department of BASF, of which the company is a part since this year. Never before in the hundred-year history of the breeding company have they invested as much money as this time, realizing the new global breeding centre…


Canadian middleman swindles Gakon out of 550 million euros
Construction of a greenhouse project in Kazakhstan took a nasty turn for Gakon this summer. In a Dutch TV show on internet swindlers, journalist Kees van der Spek visited the Dutch greenhouse builder in connection with a 'mysterious mega fraud'. 

Laurie, AgriGarden
China: "The ROI of projects is more important than ever"
With the Chinese horticulture market being on the rise, there are huge opportunities for both investors and suppliers. However, as both groups might recall, it’s not an easy market. There’s a gap between the Chinese demands and the suppliers' offerings in knowledge, language, culture and other topics. 

Greenbelt Microgreens nursery on the MJ market
New chapter opens up for Canadian microgreen growers
They put organic microgreens on the map, now it’s time for another type of green plant. Ian Adamson and Michael Curry built their company Greenbelt Microgreens from 40,000 sq.ft. up to the current 3.5 acres and, by their extensive knowledge of the plants and the cultivation, extended the shelf life and quality so much…


Photo report: Expo Agroalimentaria 2018
Here it is, the photo report of last week's Expo Agroalimentaria that was held in the town of Irapuato, Mexico. Even though there was a rainy start to the show and colder-than-usual weather it was a busy trade show, with Thursday being the busiest of all four days. Click here for the 2018 Expo Agroalimentaria photo recap. Continuous  growth…

Photo report MJBizCon 2018
Horticulture reaches out to solve challenges in the cannabis market
Out of the 1000+ participants of the MJBizCon, a serious percentage has a background in horticulture or indoor farming. The industries tried to connect last week on the 7th edition of the show.  We're not going to inform you again on the massive crowd finding its way to last week's MJBizCon exhibition in Las Vegas. It's clear: the industry…

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