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Special May: New varieties & expansion plans

Covid still ruled many headlines in May, but also other news popped up. Soft fruit has been on the rise for many years by now and the cultivation techniques are improving day by day. Also new tomato varieties keep appearing - but how to select what's best for you? In May we helped you with these challenges!

but market challenged by coronavirus
Acreage of protected strawberry cultivation keeps on rising
The cultivation of strawberries in greenhouses (or tunnels) is growing all over the world. New numbers show that in the Netherlands, strawberries have become the nations 4th…

several hectares destroyed in Tinte & De Lier
Whirlwinds destroy Dutch greenhouses
"We didn't see it coming," says Dutch cucumber grower Arthur van Geest. About thirty meters from front to back his greenhouse in Tinte was hit by a whirlwind last Thursday.…

despite damage at UAE greenhouse, Baywa believes in horticulture

“Greenhouses interesting and promising part of our strategy”

“2019 has been a pleasing year,” says Benedikt Mangold, Head of Global Produce at BayWa. Benedikt has been working with BayWa since 2011 and runs the Group’s international…

Maren Schoormans joins Viscon Group:

"If we can bridge the gap between technology and reality, the sky is the limit for horticulture"

Last month Maren Schoormans joined Viscon Group as Chief Business Development Officer. He started in the middle of the corona crisis, but that doesn’t stop him looking ahead…

the development of the snack tomato market

"Balancing production and taste is key in the snack tomato market"

Snack tomatoes seem to be everywhere these days and since consumers can't seem to be getting enough of them that's a positive thing. The choice is huge for the consumer, and…

Ontario Plants Propagation grows due to customers demand

"I'm sure it will not be our last expansion"

With another 2.6 hectare currently being built, the greenhouse of Ontario Plants Propagation grows to 15 ha propagation space and an additional 2.5 hectare of warehouse and…

Strawberry growers in tomato growers' footsteps with increased acreage LED lighting

It's time to put the spotlight on the strawberry - and not just the spotlight but also the HPS and the LED lights. Following tomato growers, more and more strawberry growers…

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