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Special year overview 2021

A year of acquisitions and collaborations

Although 2021 was a wild ride, one thing is for certain: businesses were not idle, and many acquisitions and mergers were made. Below, we share a glimpse of companies that took over or collaborated with other companies in 2021. Enjoy!   Illinois herb grower announces acquisition of Ohio greenhouse Edible Garden® announced today that it has signed a Letter of Intent to…

Special year overview 2021

A year of ToBRFV

Although 2021 was the year of viruses for the entire world population, it was even more so for growers, who were confronted with the infamous Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV). It has been quite a ride - which is, unfortunately, not over just yet. In order to give you an overview of what has happened in regards to ToBRFV…

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10 innovations in horticulture to fight climate change

It is probably fair to say that 9 out of 10 growers - if not 10 out of 10 - are very concerned about the climate, and do their very best to ensure the environment is taken care of as best as they can. Below are 10 stories about climate and innovative solutions the horticultural sector has come up with to…

September 16-30

10 stories on GreenTech

September is the month of falling leaves and, of course, the month of GreenTech! In this special, we remind you of the exciting times leading up to the event and give you 10 stories to relive one of the most thrilling times of the year for the horticultural industry. From the suspense of whether Covid would even allow the event…

10 partnerships from September

Due to the growth in the horticultural industry, both growers and suppliers feel the urge to join in the rat race and upscale their business. September was no different than usual: various companies inked deals in order to serve the growing market. Here's a recap of 10 collaborations you might have missed in September.   Combining much-needed high-tech…

Growing out of the soil and checking your substrates: 10 stories from August

From August, we selected 10 stories for you about soil. Growers stepping away from open field production, growers opting for different substrates, growers using new sensors for their soil - enough to be talked about!   Canadian lettuce giant Vegpro builds first greenhouse Canadian company Vegpro International announced a…

July

10 stories on sustainability

Few things are as important in horticulture as sustainability, not only because being environmentally-friendly saves natural resources and thus often money, but also because it saves our planet. Many growers are focused on being as sustainable as possible, which is why we have collected 10 stories on sustainability from July…

June:

10 stories on crop protection

Most people are not exactly fans of creepy crawlers regardless of where they find them, but most growers will agree that the greenhouse is one of the worst places to do so. Luckily, there are many ways to fight these nasty pests. Below, you will find 10 stories from June on pests and the management of those pests.  Berry crop protection in…

special year overview May 17-31str

10 stories on automation in the greenhouse

With labour and knowledge being two of the most stringent pain ponts in the horticultural industry, it's no wonder suppliers are innovating 24/7. And with results: this year we've seen multiple robotic solutions, AI products and other smart products being introduced. Here's ten of them.   Slides through Dutch greenhouses 90%…

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Special year overview: 10 stories on soft fruit growing

Berries are the hottest horticultural product nowadays. The growth of the sector is immense and so is the attention for it. There's a lot of knowledge to be gained and we do our best to keep you on top of everything that's going on. From the first half of May, we present you 10 stories on soft fruit. There's…

April: 10 stories on lighting your greenhouse

LED HPS, PPFD, PPSD, DLI, PAR. Familiar with all these abbreviations? Then you are probably a greenhouse grower with an interest in lighting your crop. In April, we have published many articles on greenhouse lighting. Find 10 stories about lighting your crop in today's year overview! Agrokultura Group increases…

Special year overview March 1-16th

"We're equipped and prepared to become the most widespread grower in Europe"

We have seen many new greenhouses being planned and erected this year. Only in the first half of March, we can already share 8 stories with you about growers deciding to expand their cultivation area. Learn how and why!  Slovenian growers Panorganix expand to Austria, Romania, Germany, Serbia, Hungary "We're…

10 growers stories from March

"We're not looking for high-tech, we're looking for the right tech"

February was kicked off by the team of Triangle farms: "We're not looking for high-tech, we're looking for the right tech," they said. Their vision is partly shared by the Azura Group, which claimed it to be their biggest advantage that they do not heat or light their greenhouses. Here is a recap of 10…

Ten growers' stories from February

Usually, February is all about the Fruit Logistica, but this year was different, of course; as many countries remained in lockdown, the trade shows were canceled. Fortunately, there is a lot of other news worth sharing - here are ten growers' stories from February you do not want to miss. Droplet curtain…

special year overview January 16-30

ToBRFV resistant varieties brought hope in 2021

By the end of January, the effect of the bylaws installed in some Canadian municipalities became clear, although many growers still had to find out how to deal with the new rules. Also, month after month, we kept on publishing new findings regarding LED lights - which we (spoiler alert) will continue to…

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…

December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can't believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry. New…


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