Starting the year with strawberries

Let's go back to January. In our first article looking back on the start of the year, we are taking you back to when the strawberries were harvested, bylaws were installed, and rooftop greenhouses were taking shape. And do you remember how some robots were launched, too?

Harvesting strawberries every day of the year in LED greenhouse
This year, Dutch Berries invested in the build of four hectares of greenhouse with full LED lighting. With that, the large strawberry grower from Zuilichem, Netherlands is…

TomaTech breeders
ToBRFV resistant varieties available for planting season
TomaTech announces the launch of its range of commercial Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) resistant varieties, available immediately for this coming season.   High Tech leads…

Deforche Construct
Rooftop greenhouse Agrotopia is taking shape
Little by little, the roof greenhouse on the crate shed of the REO Auction in Roeselare is taking shape. Compared to the very first visible work, there is already a real…

Canada: Kingsville opens up about enforcing the light pollution and odour law
The town of Kingsville has laid out its plans for enforcing By-Law 96-2020, which is a bylaw to prohibit and regulate public nuisances related to odours and lighting from the…

Joseph Sbrocchi, Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers
"The limited venting ability is especially problematic in the spring and fall"
Passed on December 8th, 2020 by the municipality of Leamington, the “Greenhouse Light Abatement Bylaw” was enacted in an effort to curb light pollution by the region’s…

Molari Berries & Breeding take stock of a good 2020
"You now can grow small fruits all over the world"
This year many events took place in a digital setting, including the Global Berry Congress. The Italian Molari Berries & Breeding also attended the special event. "It is…

"Robot labour will soon be available for passive greenhouse growers too"
For years, growers have been struggling with labour shortage. Even before COVID prevented seasonal labourers to work abroad, growers did not always have enough employees to…

40 years of Svensson Climate Screens
"Here because of you"
"Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years," is a statement with which Bill Gates encourages us to look at the big…

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