Special GreenTech

Why GreenTech Americas?

GreenTech Americas, spin-off of GreenTech Amsterdam, will take place from 24-26 March 2020 in Querétaro, Mexico. According to the organizers, this is a logical next step, as Mexico is a major agricultural producer, the number of hectares under protected agriculture is growing exponentially and it is the gateway to the US,…

"This tool helps growers and greenhouse builders to make the right choices"

Building a new greenhouse requires a lot of thinking and making the right choices. Which technology do you put in the greenhouse and which not? One or two screens, LED or not? Technology is expensive and it would be a shame if the technology you purchased has not the optimum return on investment you were…

"You can compare plastic to dog poop"

What do dogs and plastic have in common? "People like dogs, but not stepping in their poop. But is it the dog's fault? No, it all comes down to the owner's behavior, and the same goes for plastic; it is not the material itself that pollutes, but the people who don't handle it properly", Jan Willem…

March 24-26, Querétaro, Mexico

GreenTech launches GreenTech Americas

On the first day of GreenTech Amsterdam, GreenTech Americas has been launched. The spin-off will take place from 24-26 March 2020 in Querétaro, Mexico. According to the organizers, this is a logical next step, as Mexico is a major agricultural producer, the number of hectares under protected agriculture…

Sustainable pots taking off

EcoExpert and the products of post-consumer/industrial recycled material (including PET and cool grey) are much in demand. The orders from growers and retailers for these 100% recycled and recyclable products take off. The plastic products are detectable at the waste processors and can thereby be recycled again. In this way…

"From ancient to now" the history of the Chinese solar wall greenhouses

The solar greenhouse is a common greenhouse type in North China and is unique to this region. The facility is composed of three parts: a heath retaining wall, a rear roof and front roof. Solar greenhouses play an important role in winter production of vegetables - but how did it come this far? And what…

The Challenge of Change

On 11, 12 and 13 June, the GreenTech will take place in RAI Amsterdam: the international horticultural exhibition with all horticulture market leaders and experts under one roof. This year Priva will…

This is what working in the high-tech crop production looks like

Finding staff in greenhouse horticulture is quite a challenge. More and more companies are therefore choosing not only to focus on their own company, but to promote the industry as a whole. After all, if the sector is in a good place, then everyone benefits. Also at Bosman Van Zaal they show the cool…

Report Eggplant Tour Rijk Zwaan, May 22, 2019

"Controlling Tracey with pre-night temperature works well"

This season, the Tracey RZ eggplant variety can be found on more than 55 hectares in the Netherlands. The Tracey growers meet every 4-5 weeks to share their experiences about…

Nijssen presents new model MyGrowthRoom at GreenTech Amsterdam

During the GreenTech horticulture trade show in Amsterdam, Nijssen presents a new model of MyGrowthRoom, the successful multifunctional mobile walk-in climate chamber for cultivation tests and indoor farming production. In the rapidly developing indoor farming market there is undiminished demand for a…

Agriware Fieldbook App

"If only that plant could talk"

"If only that plant could talk..." How often do growers make this silent wish when something happened in their crop that they could not have foreseen? Growers follow their crop as thoroughly as possible in order to give plants everything they need. Mprise Agriware has an app for seed producers and growers, the Agriware…

Breeding and growing in 100% safe circumstances

ViVi’s specialized growing method has made its entrance in companies throughout the entire world, including The Netherlands! HZPC applies ViVi’s growing consumables and consultancy for the breeding of potatoes, which aids the company with their vision ‘We drive the development of responsible food for the…

New high voltage 600-Watt fixture introduced to the Elixia family

Heliospectra AB announces a new introduction to the company’s expanding product portfolio. The new Elixia model features a high input voltage ranging from 277- 480VAC power supply for the company’s popular, fully adjustable spectrum and software-controlled LED light solution. The high input voltage…

New crops highlighted Vanilla Curcuma Black Pepper and Medicinal Cannabis

GreenTech contributes to the overall health trend with showcasing the optimisation of new crops such as vanilla, curcuma, black pepper and medicinal cannabis. The largest and most progressive growers of fruit, flowers, vegetables and medicinal cannabis from all over the world come together at the trade…

New AutoStix developments with Multi Media strip

Visser Horti Systems and Selecta One introduced the Multi Media strip for AutoStix® at IPM 2019 in Essen for the European market. The plugs of this strip can be filled with any type of media, which means the rooting process can take place inside the plug. The developments of AutoStix with the new Multi…

"Ideal growing conditions wanted 365 days a year"

Growers around the world are striving toward the best conditions for achieving ideal growth and production 365 days a year. This includes vertical solutions, as the world needs more production growth per square metre. Vertical farming is really taking off, and there are plenty of innovations, especially…

Sylvania announces Gro-Lux LED Helios

"Game changer for LED horticulture lighting"

Sylvania celebrates sixty years of innovation in horticultural lighting with the Gro-Lux lamps and luminaire family, introduced in 1959. The latest Gro-Lux product, LED Helios will be previewed at the Sylvania booth during the GreenTech trade show in Amsterdam, from 11 – 13 June 2019. Delivered in the…

Greece: Flame retardant groundcover installation at Thrace Greenhouses

Thrace Greenhouses was established in 2013 in Neo Erasmio, Xanthi, by two Greek groups with dynamic presence in the global market, Thrace Group and Elastron, which made the strategic decision to invest in innovation and Sustainable Agriculture. It has a wide-ranging vegetable production, such as the…

Insect netting 'at lonely heights' results in beautiful pictures

Last week we published some photos showing the beauty of high-tech horticulture - and we have received more cool shots almost presenting horticulture like a painting. It is impressive, every time again. Images of large areas of glass or in this case, insect netting. Ventiguard sent photographer Marcel de…

to further develop ReduSystems brand

Mardenkro expands team with 3 new colleagues

ReduSystems, the horticultural brand of Mardenkro that focuses on coatings and cleaners for greenhouses, delivers liquid coatings in more than 60 countries from factories in the Netherlands, Canada and China. To meet the increasing demand for product advice, the team now has two new account managers and…

"Help new investors find their way in horticulture"

The horticultural sector is currently on the move. New methods and techniques make professional growing possible all over the world. But also new players appear, expressing…

Five things you might not know about the (bumble)bee

While everyone knows and enjoys the work of the honeybee, there is still a lot to discover about its larger family. Mainly the bumblebee deserves more recognition, for all the wonderful things it does. Davy Luyten, Business Development Director at Biobest reveals 5 important and amazing facts you…

TTA holds Factory Tours during Greentech FlowerTrials

During the Greentech and FlowerTrials TTA is organizing the TTA Factory Tours for interested parties from abroad. The TTA Factory Tours are hosted at their headquarters in Bleskensgraaf from Wednesday, June 12 until Friday, June 15. Tours will be given in the morning and afternoon. During the TTA Factory…

GreenPush moving towards the semi-closed greenhouse

CMF last year launched its innovative range of plastic multispan greenhouses, GreenPush (for which it received a silver medal at the Sival Trade Fair). The ovalized tube, designed by the CMF engineering department, is conceived to obtain optimised production (greater volume, light, load and resistance).…

Meet Mexico’s biggest producer of hydroponically grown food

When you meet Leo Lobato, co-founder of Karma Verde Fresh, the first thing that you will notice is his charisma and warm-hearted charm. Leo’s energy for life and his well-earned passion for indoor growing has not only allowed him to start what may prove to become Mexico’s biggest producer of…

Gerhard Gilbers, W.D. Products Trade:

"The shape of the tomato hook determines its strength"

Exactly one year ago, Gerhard Gilbers placed his signature on a contract. He took over part of the company belonging to Wim and Willemien Delisse. The name of the company is now W.D. Products Trade. It's all about tomato hooks and string. Gerhard: "I fully support this. Our hooks have a special shape.…

Automation Inspiration Tour during GreenTech 2019

On the last day of the Greentech, Thursday 13 June, WPS is organising the WPS Automation Inspiration Tour for interested parties from abroad. Because the advantages of the WPS…

Rijk Zwaan to exhibit at GreenTech in Amsterdam for the first time

International vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan will be exhibiting at GreenTech for the first time ever this year. The theme of this year’s trade show, which is being held in Amsterdam from 11-13 June, is ‘Solutions for horticultural projects – top-quality seeds and high-level services’. High-level…

Intelligent burners make growing easier

Intelligent burners that activate themselves, automatically change their burning depending on the weather conditions and respond to a variety of situations. Given the current…

Modular LED lighting solution lets growers customize their facility

Heliospectra announces the launch of the new Mitra series, a modular LED lighting solution. The Mitra design boasts high-intensity light output and electrical efficacy of up to 2.7 µmol/J. Designed for high light crops, including cannabis and vine crops, the initial linear and square fixture modules can…

Alcomij introduces smart stacking crate

For many years, Alcomij has been producing steel crates for the storage and distribution of plastic packaging especially for the food industry. These multifunctional crates can be conveniently taken apart when not in use and when there is less storage and/or transport volume available. However, taking…

Receptacle makes sulfur evaporator safer

In consultation with Interpolis, Nivola developed the receptacle as an additional safety device for the sulfur evaporator. Matthijs Caspers from Nivola: "The receptacle was tested in Heinenoord and reduces the risk of fire damage from sulfur evaporators." The Nivola sulfur evaporators have been in use…

Ridder introduces the Ridder CO2 Optimizer

"Get your CO2 spend in line with your plant activity and profits"

After last year’s nomination for the GreenTech Concept Award, the Ridder CO2 Optimizer is now officially launched as a commercial product and participating for a GreenTech Innovation Award. The Ridder CO2 Optimizer is the first autonomous advisory tool to help growers apply the best possible CO2 dosing…

Russian grower introduces Dutch tomato varieties

A. Rudakov, the President of APH ECO-Culture, has signed an exclusive supply agreement with representatives of the Dutch companies Enza Zaden and Rijk Zwaan for seeds. The agreements with another two companies from the Netherlands and Israel are scheduled to be concluded by the end of June. Thus,…

Dutch horticulture experts welcome U.S. Ambassador

On May 1, U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra visited World Horti Center in the run up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Dutch Greenhouse Delta represents the horticulture sector and is the central liaison body for this international event whose main themes will be food, water, energy, health and…

It's time for the Special GreenTech

You might have seen it popping up over the last couple of weeks, but we want to introduce it to you properly as well. With the GreenTech coming up next month, we will give extra attention to novelties, trends and products being introduced during this international horticultural trade fair. During this…

June 12, Amsterdam

Valoya to host LEDs & Innovators Conference at GreenTech again

At last year’s GreenTech, Valoya hosted its first educational event titled LEDs & Innovators Conference 2018. The event gathered some of the most prominent names in crop science, vertical farming and medical plants industries as speakers. These include Richard Ballard of the infamous Growing…

"Product diversification and finding the right partners"

Both the horticultural sector and individual growers face great challenges in the coming years. GreenTech asked a few young entrepreneurs about the opportunities and threats they think their company has to deal with. In this article Wouter van den Bosch of Kwekerij Van den Bosch explains his choice for…

"Chemical-free biofilm elimination is here"

"A shocking 99% of the world’s bacteria are found in biofilm communities. This so-called “bacterial adhesion” is like a living tissue on the pipe’s surface, and is a paradise for bacteria of all kinds. This can collect in pipes and lead to clogging – a constant source of frustration to growers, who…

Jitske Kramer's anthropological views on transformation in horticulture

Our industry is in the midst of an important transformation. The green thumb is still very important and a distinguishing factor for growers’ success currently, but technology is taking over. Some of our most advanced professionals are eager to prove that. Keen scientists and talented growers are…

Networking opportunity at GreenTech

Are you travelling to GreenTech Amsterdam and would like to meet with other growers to discuss what is being showcased at the exhibition? With the annual horticultural…

GreenTech Summit deep dives into the status of 'Autonomous Technology'

The GreenTech Summit takes place during GreenTech on 12 June and offers decision making investors, growers, breeders and suppliers an insider view on autonomous technology in horticulture, but also the shipping industry. Developments in autonomous technology create opportunities to reduce dependencies in…

New insights into data with Artificial Intelligence

The horticultural sector faces great challenges in the coming years. In this new column GreenTech asks a few young entrepreneurs in the sector about the opportunities and threats they think their company has to deal with. In this article, the first in this section, GreenTech talks to Stijn Baan of…

Demo of Sweeper to be presented in June

At the European Robotics Forum 2019, Jos Balendonck and his team from Wageningen University & Research, together with a European consortium of partners and the spin-off Saia Agrobotics, became a finalist of the Tech Transfer Award with the Sweeper sweet pepper harvesting robot. A demo of the Sweeper…


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