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This was the final month of the year

In our last publication of the year we'll look back on the last month of the year. Kicking off with the GrowTech photo report and looking forward to next years projects - here we go. 




Central Asia is ramping up the greenhouse acreage
Photo report: GrowTech Eurasia 2018
With Russia willing to buy most of the produce and import taxes being very favorable thanks to government support, Central Asia is ramping up its greenhouse acreage. Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan were the hot topics during last week's GrowTech Eurasia. The exhibition was held in Antalya, Turkey. 


leafy greens from a growing machine

Advancements in automated commercial scale vertical farming

Growing produce automated or nearly automated and in any possible location are some of the advantages often supplied by the vertical farming industry. The Canadian company CubicFarms shows how also traditional greenhouse companies can benefit from indoor farming techniques.  DelFresco Pure recently chose CubicFarm Systems to grow…


Globe Plant Vierpolders sees acreage grow to 12 hectares
"Demand for grafted pepper plants for season 2018 - 2019 has grown strongly again"
Globe Plant has been a big player for quite some time when it comes to grafting vegetable plants. Besides tomato, cucumber and zucchini, also pepper has been added in recent years. Grafting is done to pursue production growth, but also to reduce disease pressure. Grafting of peppers is picking up in an ever increasing speed.…

Guyra, New South Wales
Australia: Costa tomato farm starts AU$67 million expansion
Wednesday, the first sod of soil was turned on Costa Group’s $67 million expansion of its tomato glasshouse operation at Guyra. The current facility already is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. The new expansion will grow snacking and cocktail tomato varieties. Costa Group’s senior management were joined by state…

Russia stops reimbursing greenhouse construction expenses
The Russian government has announced it will finish their financial support of new greenhouse projects. After cutting down the 20% support by half already, the Ministry of Agriculture now confirmed reimbursements of the projects are to be cancelled next year. Horti growth Over the last couple of years the Russian government strongly…

Travel report: Delphy greenhouse vegetable consultants visit Almería
"Almería a formidable competitor in fruit vegetable cultivation"
After a few years of stagnation, both the acreage and the export in Almeria started growing again in recent years. Land prices and prices of greenhouses are also on the rise. The region is known to consist one of the largest greenhouse concentrations in the world and supplies a major part of Europe's fruits…

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