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Year overview October 1-15

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Canadians flocked to Leamington in October to attend the CGC, and we were there as well, joining the traditional Bus Tour and snapping pictures on the trade show floor. Shortly before the event, it became clear that Ontario growers could look forward to having their growing energy demand addressed. Meanwhile in the Netherlands, three propagators joined forces in a mega merger to unite as Plantise, and several greenhouses were opened.

CGC Bus Tour: Automation is key in the Leamington greenhouse area
Automation is key in the Leamington greenhouse area and that was also the topic of the bus tour that took place yesterday, kicking off the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. With…

Photo report: Canadian Greenhouse Conference 2019
40 years ago, in 1979, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference was organised for the very first time. Who could have thought back than that the event was to grow out to the biggest…

CAN (ON): Growing energy demand from greenhouses being addressed
The provincial agency that operates Ontario’s power grid is working on initiatives to help address electricity usage and pricing for the local greenhouse industry. The…

Three Dutch propagators join forces in mega merger
"To make the merger a success, we had to move from three family businesses to one family"
At the push of a button, three Dutch propagators officially merged into one new company last Tuesday. Under the Plantise flag with a combined greenhouse acreage of 56…

Photo report
"New greenhouse equipped with all the conveniences needed to grow herbs"
Van Vugt Kruiden's newly constructed building has been a long time coming. The journey began as far back as 2007 for this herb grower from Ridderkerk in the Netherlands. Back…

UK: 29 hectares of new tomato greenhouses to use waste heat
A £120m project to construct two of the UK’s largest greenhouses at two farmland sites near Norwich and Bury St Edmunds has been announced. The advanced greenhouses will be…

Scottish start-up looking to build dozens of vertical farms across UK
A Scots start-up plans to build dozens of indoor vertical farms across the UK. Edinburgh-based Shockingly Fresh is currently developing five sites countrywide to introduce low…

US (NJ): Element Farms unveils 70,000 sq.ft. greenhouse
Element Farms will begin operations at its new 70,000 square foot Lafayette, New Jersey, greenhouse facility this month. The company will outfit its new site, once home to a…

New tomato greenhouse for Syngenta in the Netherlands
"Growers will be able to adopt everything they see here just as it is in their own greenhouse"
Since mid 2018, Arjan Bassie, Remco Roeland, Arthur van Marrewijk, Rik Lootens and Marie Legendre have been approaching every detail from various perspectives, intending to…

Bayer to invest more than 25 billion euros in Crop Science R&D Bayer welcomed farmers, academics, leading global industry experts, journalists and other stakeholders for its 2019 Future of Farming Dialogue, to engage in a…

Kazakhstan: Million-dollar fine for greenhouse investor cancelled
When Dirk Aleven with FoodVentures invested in Kazakhstan, he probably didn't expect to be faced with a 1 million USD fine. The investor, engaged in tomato growing, was…

Ecoation 2.0
New headquarters, robots all over the world and an enhanced executive team
In September 2019, Ecoation opened its brand new headquarters in North Vancouver, BC. The new location can house 70 employees and has a fully functional assembly line and…

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