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Year Overview September 16-30

Automation o'clock in September

HortOS was launched in September of this year. The Ridder system was created to keep control over large-scale horticultural businesses. And there's more novelties to remember - as well as many growers sharing how they kept growing in this unusual year.



Ridder launches HortOS
Keep control over large-scale horticulture businesses
Ridder’s new ecosystem, HortOS, will help horticulture businesses scale up, harness data to generate knowledge and be part of the digital transformation. "We want to give…


B.C. partners with industry on energy efficiency at Delta greenhouse

Changes to a Delta greenhouse will help grow vegetables using about half the amount of natural gas to heat the facility, lowering its carbon footprint, increasing its energy…


Jake Houweling with Houweling Dutch Plantin:

“For a young guy like me, I need to prove that I am someone they can trust”

“We started this company in January of 2019, as a subsidiary of Houweling Group and Dutch Plantin, specializing in water treatment and coconut coir,” tells Jake Houweling,…

"We will supply 2 million kg of fresh produce to the UAE market in 2021"

VeggiTech is an agrotech organization based in the UAE with the sole aim of disrupting the agriculture industry. It has over 40 acres of farms within the UAE that support…

Vertical farming won’t replace all greenhouse production, but it’s more a combination of all of them

“We have been studying the vertical farming market for a couple of years now. Today, we haven’t seen any new, exciting things I must say, but vertical farms continue to…

Georgiana Stanciu about Holland Farming's bell peppers

“We are the only ones in Romania growing bell pepper in a hydroponic system"

Holland Farming BV is a Dutch distributor of agricultural and horticultural inputs. The company has its headquarters in the Netherlands, and a regional office in Boekarest,…


"Vertical farming is not the answer for all of humanity's woes"

On the second day of the Vertical Farming World Congress, the speakers really got to the meat of the matter (or should that be to the leafy greens of the matter?). The day was…

Hissenhoven consultancy

“Collaboration really adds value, for the customer as well”

He's had his own consultancy company for three years now, before that he was a grower in the Netherlands for two and a half years and a few years in Belgium, and ‘born in the…


cucumber grower Jan Hendrickx happy with biostimulants:

"Weak plants that were planted during heatwave have recovered very well"

In recent years, the availability of crop protection products has decreased considerably due to strict regulations. Also, increasingly fewer new products are allowed. This…

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