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Year overview April

All around the world

On April 1, we started with our sister publication, MMJ Daily, which is all about the cultivation of medical cannabis. Later that month we learned about expansions in Asia, as well as a consortium that includes big players like Fluence, Priva, BASF and Aerofarms, to develop crops for indoor agriculture. Of course our team was also present at various events to create some nice photo reports.

HortiDaily starts
Normally we’re happy to publish all the news from the horticultural industry. Today we’ve got news for you. Our newest publication will be launched today! This publication is all about the technical side of growing cannabis for… 

Uzbekistan: Hundreds of greenhouse hectares planned in Free Economic Zone
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan visited an innovative greenhouse being built in Bukhara district by the foreign enterprise “Bukhoro Varnet”, the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan reports. In accordance with the 10 July 2018 resolution of the head of state, the free…

Kikkoman opens Kimitsu Tomato Garden
European heat pumps provide heating and cooling for 4.7 hectare Japanese greenhouse
When we say Kikkoman, you'll probably say soy sauce and not tomato greenhouse - but you are wrong. Yesterday the 4.7 hectare Kimitsu Tomato Garden was opened officially in Japan. The Kikkoman group participates in the farm, as do the local growers of Kazusa. The tomatoes will be sold under the brand of Fresh…

including Fluence, Priva, BASF, Aerofarms
New high-tech consortium develops crops for indoor agriculture
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is launching the Precision Indoor Plants (PIP) Consortium , a public-private partnership that transcends the bounds of traditional agriculture to develop flavorful, nutritious crops specially intended for indoor agriculture. Sustainably feeding a…

photo report Get in the Greenhouse
Over 200,000 visitors for Dutch greenhouses
"How tall are those bell pepper plants anyway?", "Look, Daddy, do you see that? They look like roses!" and "Are you from around here?" These are some of the questions and cries that were heard often last weekend, during the 42nd edition of the Dutch open days of the horticultural industry. During the two…

Photo report of largest CPMA trade show in Montreal’s history
Last week, the annual trade show from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) took place in Montreal, Quebec. The event attracted over 300 exhibitors and about 4,000 attendees to Canada’s second oldest city. Canada’s largest produce show rotates between Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver and this…

"Hopefully suppliers will see the possibilities of Iran and not act in haste"
When thinking of Iran, business burdens might come easier to your mind than business opportunities. However according to Dick van Raamsdonk there are many opportunities. Last…

photo report HortiFlora Expo Shanghai
Everyone wants a slice of the Chinese pie
With the high population and a growing economy, the Chinese market is like a heavy chocolate almond pie: just a little piece of it will satisfy you. At the HortiFlora Expo…

focus on trade between Mexico and the US
Photo report: Greenhouse growers present on packed Viva Fresh show
From April 25-27, the Viva Fresh Expo took place at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, TX. The three-day event included a golf tournament at the…

Hungary: New nursery brings total acreage Árpád-Agrár to 60 hectares
A new propagation greenhouse for Hungarian company Árpád-Agrár brings the total acreage of the farm to over 60 hectares, of which 7 hectares is dedicated to propagation. The…

Somalia: Building greenhouses, creating jobs, fighting drought
Last week the construction of a greenhouse was started in Mogadishu, Somalia. The farm will be 2460 m2 in size. It might not be very big, but when speaking to the initiators…