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Year overview September 1-15

The rain in Spain

As the summer drew to a close, the effects of climate change became once again apparent, with growers in Spain hit by heavy rains, demolishing 200 hectares of greenhouses. Meanwhile, growers in Florida braced for the impact of Hurricane Dorian. There was also more optimistic news to report, fortunately, for instance the expansion at Bushel Boy and the merger between Best of Four and Van Nature.

Russian market wide open for indoor strawberry cultivation
The Russian greenhouse industry has seen massive growth recently, with plenty of new projects being realized. With full self-reliance coming ever closer in this market, are…

new varieties offer new opportunities
"American market: Tomato acreage and specialty segment growing"
This week the team with Axia Vegetable Seeds is showing their varieties in Leamington at a special Growers Dinner at Wednesday 4th 6:00 PM in the Mastronardi Estate Winery in… 

Bushel Boy breaks ground on 50-acre Iowa facility
Minnesota-based Bushel Boy Farms expands its commitment to meeting Midwest demand for local, high-quality fresh produce as it breaks ground on a new 20 hectare / 50-acre…

Big merger in Dutch growers associations
Two Dutch marketing cooperatives, Best of Four and Van Nature, are to merge. These associations' members gave this decision the green light at a recent Annual General Meeting.…

In effect from 1 November
Europe institutes emergency regulations on ToBRFV
The Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) will get a quarantine status (Q status), starting November 1. From that day on, a European emergency regulation will come into…

photo reports
Strawberry novelties presented on Interaspa & Demodag
Both in the Netherlands and in Germany, two major events were organised for the strawberry industry last week. In Germany, growers could visit the Interaspa; in the…

Good start of the campaign for Almeria's tomatoes
CASI: 75 years and new facilities in Alhama
Coinciding with the start of the campaign, the new CASI facilities have just been launched with the participation of more than a hundred producers in the area. The place…

Rob Grootscholten, Bom Group
42 years of greenhouse construction in a nutshell
"In 42 years of greenhouse building, a lot has changed, but at least one thing remained the same: the Venlo greenhouse. This construction is still standing - although with…

Florida growers prepare for Hurricane Dorian
Hurricane Dorian strengthened into a Category 5 system and blasted the Bahamas Monday as it approached Florida. Winds in excess of 165 mph cut power, overturned cars, and… 

Rain demolishes over 200 hectare of Spanish greenhouses
Rain has damaged over 200 hectares of greenhouses in Spain. Mainly in the region of Níjar the damage is said to be of historical size. Among the damaged crops are tomatoes,…