Year overview June 1-15

GreenTech takes the limelight

Sometime during the first half of June, horticulture companies, especially in the Netherlands, get all jittery. The reason? GreenTech, of course! And we were there again, taking pictures, looking at new innovations, and witnessing plenty of announcements, partnerships and contracts being signed. In other Dutch news, East-West Seed founder Simon Groot was awarded with the World Food Prize, which is like the Nobel Prize for the food industry.

Developments in the Sri Lankan coco industry
The global horticulture industry uses a lot of coco substrate, much of which is sourced from Sri Lanka. Such large-scale production sounds like it would be a strain on the…

Stolze celebrates 50 year anniversary
"Only when you look back, you see how far you have climbed"
In 1969, the year man first set foot on the moon, Teun Stolze started a company that provided household maintenance in the field of electrical engineering. After three years,…

"we want to grow to a 19 hectare facility"
Another expansion for Finland's biggest grower
Another expansion for Finnish grower Sven Sigg AB. The company, already Finland's largest tomato producer, is expanding with another 3.1 hectares in Närpes. The greenhouse…

Rabo AgriFinance funds MightyVine expansion
US (IL): Tomato greenhouse to double in size to 30 acres
MightyVine announced a deal with Rabo AgriFinance to expand its production capabilities. Financing from Rabo AgriFinance will allow MightyVine to expand its 15-acre greenhouse…

Innovation Awards for Grodan, Koppert Biological Systems and Ridder
GreenTech 2019 gets underway
And it's off! This morning in Amsterdam, GreenTech started. Technical novelties, new projects and meeting up with acquaintances - for the high-tech horticultural world…

KUBO launches data platform Pylot
KUBO is launching a striking innovation during GreenTech: Pylot. That is the name under which the greenhouse builder from Monster is launching its own horticulture data…

Hoogendoorn Growth Management, Svensson, Hortilux, Saint-Gobain Cultilene, Koppert Biological Systems,
Plant Empowerment: Sustainable Growing Foundation spreads GPE knowledge
Growers who apply Growing by Plant Empowerment (GPE) in their cultivation strategy are getting great results, hence this sustainable concept deserves to be disseminated…

Dutch Greenhouse Delta takes next step to realize Chinese High-Tech Agriculture Park
The shareholders agreement was signed this week between Jiashan Sino-Dutch Industrial Park Investment Company and Dutch Greenhouse Delta. This marks the start of the joint…

Koppert partners with Ecoation
"We want to create sensors together to better detect pests and diseases"
Koppert Biological Systems in the Netherlands and the Canadian based Ecoation have signed a cooperation agreement on June 13th 2019. The contract was signed at the GreenTech…

World Food Prize awarded to East-West Seed founder Simon N. Groot
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President of the World Food Prize Foundation Kenneth M. Quinn announced Simon N. Groot as the 2019 World Food Prize Laureate. Mr. Groot…

Infarm gets $100 million financial boost
Urban farming platform Infarm has announced a $100M Series B investment led by Atomico, with participation from existing investors Balderton and Cherry Ventures. The new…

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