April: Greenhouse suppliers fear effects COVID outbreak are yet to come

In April still COVID of course was a major topic, yet also other news managed to slip in at the top of our newsletters, although a lot of attention still went to growers and suppliers dealing with the new reality. Yet also investors made it into the headlines, with Certhon being bought by Denso, for example, and UAE growing company Pure Harvest Smart Farms closing down a 100 million investment round.


Ray Wowryk with Nature Fresh Farms

“It is too early to determine how shopping patterns will unfold”

When the situation around the coronavirus escalated about 2.5 weeks ago, consumers started panic buying and retail demand exploded as a result. “All areas within the fresh…



Japanese autotech giant Denso invests in Certhon

Denso, the second largest advanced automotive technology supplier in the world, has announced its investment in Certhon, to expand horticulture business in the global market.…


Greenhouse suppliers fear effects COVID outbreak are yet to come

In the beginning, horticultural suppliers replied in a quite down-to-earth manner to the corona problems, but now horticultural problems start to slow down, and continuing to…


$100 million for UAE greenhouse company Pure Harvest Smart Farms

The team with greenhouse company Pure Harvest Smart Farms has secured a multi-stage investment commitment of over $100 million. Currently Pure Harvest operates a greenhouse in…

or why thinking your season through will result in a higher ROI

What not to do when starting a new crop

Your new, shiny and high-tech greenhouse is all built up and installed, and even though it might have been quite a project, it unfortunately still doesn't mean your crop will…


"Growers prepare for a season with fewer or inexperienced workers"

A possible solution to prepare for a season with fewer or inexperienced workers is to work with cultivation aids such as truss arches, crop hooks and plant clips. There is now…

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