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Year Overview May 16-31

Finally, some good news

During the second half of May, despite all the COVID-19 mayhem, expansion plans kept going, with plenty of new projects to check out. Here's a trip down memory lane:

Tomatoes and peppers to be grown by the end of this year
"Combination of scale and technique makes 29 ha UK project unique"
Even though BOM Group has quite a lot of experience in the UK market and is familiar with big greenhouses, the 29 hectare project that they are realizing currently in Norfolk…

that's 42.000 hectare
100,000 feddans of greenhouses: Egypt's step to self-sufficiency and beyond
With the launch of the National Company for Protective Cultivations (NCPC) back in 2017, Egypt announced to invest in serious acreages of protected horticulture. They kept…

CambridgeHOK and Havecon celebrate 10 years of partnership:
"Dozens of hectares, 300,000 m2 of glass, and over a million kg of steel"
CambridgeHOK, a company working in design and development of automated vertical farming centres and commercial glasshouses, and Havecon, a Dutch greenhouse builder, are…

Viraj Puri: "Patient approach has allowed us to scale rapidly and sustainably"
Gotham Greens doubles their acreage within six months:
In the last six months, US greenhouse company Gotham Greens has more than doubled their footprint by opening four new greenhouses. Newest in their 'collection' is the one in…

Indian high-tech project realised despite floods, rain season & Corona outbreak
"This is going to be a great eye-catcher anyway"
The whole of India has been under lockdown since March 24th and that is rigorously enforced, but the government has made an exception for the construction of a high-tech…

Dutch pepper grower looking at 7 hectare expansion
Around the corner from their greenhouses that are currently full of yellow peppers, construction of another seven hectares of greenhouse is ongoing for Dutch grower De…

Syngenta opens demo greenhouse
"Breeding for the entire world from the new centre Tomato Vision"
"At Syngenta we call this our active greenhouse. Of course this is not the only place where we breed tomatoes, but here breeding is done by using the most advanced techniques.…

Jan, Albert, Gerco and Nijs van Zuilen about BerryBrothers' 40 years:
“We are entirely independent in most soft fruit sales and cultivation"
The Van Zuilen family have had red currant juice flowing through their veins for 40 years now. In 1980, Jan and Karin van Zuilen started growing fruit. This was on a 3-hectare…

and the tomato man takes care of them in empty city New York
Video Guggenheim tomatoes are monitored from the Netherlands
Although the Guggenheim’s “Countryside” show was shuttered by the pandemic, its crop of cherry tomatoes is still growing, and feeding New Yorkers. In a video Infinite Acres…

UK: No more Fortnite, it's time for the Fortnight
Whereas Fortnite might still be a massive hit amongst youngsters and while the game has reached record turnover during the lockdown, in the UK its the Fortnight that's top of…