Year overview November 1-15

November rain of expansions

Rain in November is nothing special, but the weather report for the first half of November was something else: it positively rained expansions, with a 50-hectare greenhouse planned in Iceland, Looije expanding in Spain, Bowery opening a new facility, as well as new projects in Vietnam, Canada, Qatar... too many to mention. Also making headlines was the bankruptcy of A.C. Hartman (the 58 hectare facility was bought by Best Fresh), and the quarantine status of ToBRFV in Europe.

Netherlands: Bankrupt 58 ha facility acquired by Best Fresh
Best Fresh has reached an agreement with the administrator handling the bankruptcy of greenhouse horticulture company A.C. Hartman on acquiring its assets. The 58-hectare…

reporting obligation of possible infection
ToBRFV: Q-status in Europe starts today
As of today, the ToBRF virus has a quarantine status in the European Union. This means, among other things, that Member States are obliged to inform anyone who…

looking back on a decade of NGG
How Next Generation Growing shaped modern cultivation Ventilating above a closed screen, growing without a minimum pipe and only heating if you are to use the heat in your crop - not to lower humidity. Over the last decade the…

Harry Dullemans, founder of Agrolux, keeps developing fixtures
“Never say you’re not there, then they will pass you by”
He doesn’t speak Chinese and his English is shaky at best, but Harry Dullemans, the founder of Agrolux, is still a successful fixture developer. The fact that he is 77 years…

papaya and mango
Plans for 50 hectare greenhouse project in Iceland
The company Paradise Farms and the municipality of Ölfus have decided to finalize their intention to lease up to 50 hectares intended for green food production…

OPFH Looije opens new cherry tomato greenhouse in Spain
"We want to be specialists in this speciality"
A celebrative moment for the team of Spanish greenhouse grower Looije. This week they officially opened their brand new greenhouse in Águilas. And it's nowhere near the end:…

Bowery grows with new facility in Maryland
Bowery announced its new indoor farm in the Baltimore-DC area - the brand's first farm outside the tristate region - with distribution of leafy greens and herbs to local…

Vietnam: Newly opened greenhouse in Son La is 'part of something bigger'
It might not seem like a big greenhouse that was opened this week in Son La, Vietnam, but it is the start of something bigger. The greenhouse is the first of 13 being opened…

10 ha expansion for CHP-heated Leamington pepper project
It was only two years ago that Chris Del Greco started Under Sun Acres and started growing peppers in his first 10 hectare greenhouse in Leamington, Ontario. Now they're…

Qatar, Norway celebrate opening of water-saving greenhouse project
Today, Qatar's first water saving greenhouse pilot project was officially launched as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of industrial cooperation between Norway and…

100,000 sq.ft. greenhouse
Gotham Greens opens urban ag center in Chicago
Gotham Greens today opened its largest greenhouse in Chicago. The expansion enables Gotham Greens to deliver consumers a year-round supply of fresh produce to keep up with…

Red Sun Farms Ontario
New Ontario partnership to build 27 acre greenhouse in Kingsville
Red Sun Farms Ontario Inc. is an entirely new endeavor between Jim Dimenna of Red Sun Farms and Jeremy Capussi of JC Fresh. Today the company announces that they are to…

Nature Fresh Farms celebrates 20 years and announces new employee benefit
On November 8th Nature Fresh Farms celebrated its 20 years of growing with an anniversary event that marked a major milestone for the company along with the announcement of an…

UAE and Saudi Arabia
Russia: Eco-culture goes East
In 2020, Russian greenhouse company Eco-culture are intending to enter the markets of Asian countries, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia. In November 2019, the holding begins…

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