but horticultural developments took place anyhow

Special year overview: No-shows in June

We've ended up in June with our special year overview and it might not come as a surprise but most events that month were cancelled due to the COVID outbreak. The effects of the diseas turned out to be big - not only in the greenhouses itself or in the fresh produce industry but also among suppliers. Fortunately we could also bring good news: new LED lights being released, for example.



Sri Lankan coir industry is resilient in the wakes of the Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the growing popularity of coco substrates in the horticultural industry and the quality of the Sri Lankan coco products, the industry has seen rapid growth. That means…


Fluence expands top light series

"There’s no such thing as one perfect spectrum for a crop”

“There's no such thing as one perfect spectrum for a crop. It’s just too complicated: the ideal spectrum is a combination of different factors and is also cultivar dependent,…

TomaTech and Plantfactory present new tomato varieties

"In order to be commercially interesting, varieties need to suit growers' wishes as well"

Eight years ago, TomaTech's specialties were already popular among trade and retail companies, and their Sugar Drop tomato has been on British supermarket shelves for almost…

The road ahead for vertical farming

In a recent webinar presented by the Association for Vertical Farming and Heliospectra, the opportunities and challenges facing the vertical farming industry in 2020 and…

biggest rooftop greenhouse

CAN (QC): First plants in new Lufa Farms rooftop greenhouse

68,700 tomato plants and 4,800 eggplant seedlings have been raised in the new Lufa Farms greenhouse. Literally raised: the greenhouse is located on top of an existing and…

Team AuTomatoes wins Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

AI growing team outperforms human growers in autonomous growing challenge

During the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge, international teams conducted an experiment to remotely grow a cherry tomato crop during a period of six months, in a WUR…

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