Dutch Greenhouse Delta (DGD)

Industrial clusters of the entire value chain can better drive the development of China's protected agriculture

DGD, short for Dutch Greenhouse Delta, is a whole industry chain association and an international cooperation platform spontaneously formed by top enterprises in the Dutch horticultural field. It aims to explore together with Chinese partners how the knowledge and industrial experience of Dutch…

High-density vertical farm will supply enough leafy greens for all of British Columbia come fall

Two brothers, a dentist with a background in Biology and an IT/tech business expert, have been working on starting a commercial, high-density vertical farm with the goal of supplying the entire British Columbia (BC) population with leafy greens and more. The idea for this venture originated seven years…

Ireland: Cill Ulta glasshouse redevelopment launce in Falcarragh

The Cill Ulta Glasshouse Redevelopment launch took place on 13 May in Falcarragh. The newly redeveloped glasshouse by Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR was officially opened by the Minister for Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD. A Ghaeltacht Ghlas - the sustainable development of…

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US (NJ): Middletown high school north gets $10K grant for its greenhouse

Middletown High School North just received a $10,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey for Schools. Middletown North will spend the grant on its Outdoor Learning Lab, said North principal Patricia Vari-Cartier. This is an indoor/outdoor greenhouse where students grow plants and learn about ecology. "The…

Iran: New greenhouse estates to be set up in Gilan province

Mokhtar Mehdizadeh, the director of the province’s Greenhouse Estates, said that the new greenhouse estates will be set up in Siahkal, Masal, Shaft, Rezvanshahr, and Anzali counties. He noted that different types of vegetables, ornamental flowers, apartment flowers and cut branches of flowers, medicinal…

Green Life Farms set to construct fourth farm in Florida

Green Life Farms has completed the purchase of a 67-acre property in Wildwood, Florida. Here it will construct its 4th of 13 planned farms in the Southeast U.S., Located in Sumter County, FL. The Wildwood farm will further expand Green Life Farms’ market reach into central Florida, serving Orlando,…

Smartkas signs MOU to build greenhouses in Brazil

Smartkas, a Dutch agtech that designs, builds, owns, and operates smart farms, has announced it will develop and operate smart greenhouses on approximately 77-hectares of land in Brazil, yielding up to 10,000 tons of fruit and vegetables annually. Building on its mission to provide food security as a…

A smart greenhouse to promote R&D&I

Huete International continues to develop different projects. One of them consists of a semi-enclosed greenhouse located in the experimental farm of CEBAS-CSIC, an estate-owned center for agri-food development and the production of safe and quality food for sustainable use. The purpose of this greenhouse…

Small tomatoes leverage a big industry in the Baiyin Haisheng Smart Greenhouse Industrial Park

According to Jinxing Li, the director of the Rural and Agriculture Bureau of Jingtai County, the Baiyin Haisheng Smart Greenhouse Industrial Park is a key project that attracts investment in Jingtai County, covering a total area of 500 mu (202.4 hectares), with a total investment of 703 million yuan. It…

Citronex shows 80 hectare tomato acreage in new video

What's happening in Poland? A lot! Last year only, Citronex, the largest Polish tomato grower, expanded their high-tech cultivation acreage, ensuring the company now has 80 hectare of high-tech greenhouses. The company grows year-round with lights on a large part of that acreage.   In a recent video, they show…

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Iran: Area under greenhouse cultivation tripled in Hormozgan in 6 years

The area under greenhouse cultivation has tripled in Hormozgan province, in the south of Iran, over the past six years and reached 760 hectares from 250 hectares. One of the development capacities of Hormozgan, which can generate a lot of income for the country depending on the activation of economic…

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Philippines: Legarda’s greenhouse project in San Remigio seen to boost Antique’s counter-insurgency efforts

Senatorial candidate and house deputy speaker Loren Legarda’s greenhouse project in San Remigio, Antique, is seen to boost the provincial government’s anti-insurgency efforts, according to locals and agriculture officials in San Jose. Legarda, who is seeking a Senate comeback in the upcoming 2022…

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British garden centers sell vegetable themed condoms

Condoms aimed at gardening-loving mature Brits are being put on sale in some garden centers with the idea of encouraging the older generations to continue practicing safe sex. The odd range of gardening-themed condoms – naughtily nicknamed "hornicultural" prophylactics – were developed to counter the…

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Family farm gets high tunnels to protect against excess of rain

Connie Locklear owns the New Grounds farm in Pembroke with her husband, Millard. It's been in Millard's family for generations, and they've noticed more severe weather with the passage of time. That severe weather comes in many forms, including deluges of rain in the summertime. With support from the…

Indiana-grown: take a look inside Dead Headers Greenhouse

Each and every Saturday, WISH-TV highlights a local company together with partners at Indiana Grown. This week’s guests are Marcus Baker and his daughter, Trinity, from Dead Headers Greenhouse in Spiceland, Indiana. “We grow and specialize in annuals, perennials, tropicals, and a little bit of the unique…

Mom-approved snack boards for Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, so what are some ways you can make the day a special one for Mom? How about creating a snack board customized to her taste for a delicious way to celebrate the day? Village Farms would like to share some of its favorite snack board ideas featuring all the greenhouse-grown…

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Germany: Wittenberg Gemüse expands residual heath greenhouse project

Wittenberg Gemüse is located in Lutherstadt Wittenberg and specializes in the cultivation of fresh fruits and vegetables, including peppers, tomatoes, and strawberries. The greenhouse complex currently consists of 32 hectares. VB climate, part of Atrium Agri, has been asked for the third time to deliver…

"It took some time to find the ideal plant growing conditions on the Bahamas"

Like just about everything else, farms come in all sizes and shapes.  And like other items that come in various forms, what works for one may not work for all. “That’s what we are learning as we go along,” says Philip Smith, Executive Chairman of the Agricultural Development Organization, the recently launched…

Organized greenhouse zone application is accepted in Nevsehir, Turkey

An application for a greenhouse project nearby Nevsehir, Turkey, is approved and accepted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.  Geothermal energy resources in the Kozakli district will be utilized in the modern technological greenhouses where seeds, seedlings, vegetables, and fruits will be grown.…

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UK: Forres polytunnel plan receives £7724 cash grant

Environmental community group Forres Friends of Woods and Fields (FFWF) has been awarded £7724 for a polytunnel to help them grow vegetables in fields they have converted at Chapleton. The money awarded by the Berry Burn wind farm Community Fund will pay for having the polytunnel built and kitted out…

Taking a look inside a Dutch thermal berry greenhouse

Berry propagation company Van der Avoird in Molenschot, the Netherlands, has recently opened a new facility. They are showcasing some new techniques in their facility, such as a Caeli-ventilation unit and a vertical propagation system. Join us as we take a look inside the company.  Jurgen with a Caeli ventilation unit…

NatureSweet Tomatoes announces new chief scientific officer

NatureSweet® Tomatoes appointed seasoned consumer R&D and product strategy executive Martin C. Ruebelt, Ph.D., to its newly created position of chief scientific officer. The…

Ultra Clima (semi-enclosed, high-wire)

32 acres of high-wire greenhouse available for lease in Tehachapi, CA

Lease proposals are being solicited for 32 high-wire acres in a high-tech greenhouse in Tehachapi, CA. The facility is owned by CEFF II Tehachapi Property, LLC.1 Tehachapi is located approximately 100 miles north of Los Angeles and within a day’s drive of 50 million people in population centers,…

China: First phase of new horticultural tomato greenhouse Henan completed in July

On April 12th, at the construction site of the first phase of the new horti science park in Henan Province, China, workers were assembling the brackets of the steel structure and installing ceiling glass of the greenhouses.  The park. called the Luoyang International Modern Intelligent Agricultural Science…

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High-tech greenhouse company looks to increase presence in Oceania through robotics

An international greenhouse solutions company hopes to expand its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the latest automation projects for fruit and vegetable production in greenhouses. Certhon Group Business Development Director Edwin Vanlaerhoven says that one of the company's main focuses is to…

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US: Community greenhouse learning lab opens at Astoria Houses

A group of young residents of the Astoria Houses NYCHA development held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Monday to celebrate the opening of an indoor greenhouse inside the housing complex’s community center. The state-of-the-art greenhouse will double as a food source and science lab for children and their…

US (MI): Greenhouse provides teaching, relaxation at CMU

In a side room at Central Michigan University is a massive agave plant. It’s nearly as old as the building that first opened its doors in the mid-1990s. The plant, which provides nectar that is used both as a sweetener and to make tequila, is as tall as a person and has fronds that drape over and lay on…

"We need to get back to training and education outside of the classroom."

The educational program trying to develop the next generation of horticulture workers

An Australian non-profit organization has established learning programs aimed at increasing the consumption of fruit and vegetables among children and providing a pathway for students to take up jobs in horticulture. Food Ladder notes that around just six percent of Australian kids are eating the…

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US (WV): Montcalm High needs online votes to win $25,000 grant for new greenhouse

Area residents can help bring a greenhouse to Montcalm High School by going online and voting, starting today. Montcalm has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist top 200 finalist and could receive a $25,000 grant. The program is designed to support community projects. MHS teachers Amanda…

Ultra Clima (semi-enclosed, high-wire)

32 acres of high-wire greenhouse available for lease in Tehachapi, CA

Lease proposals are being solicited for 32 high-wire acres in a high-tech greenhouse in Tehachapi, CA. The facility is owned by CEFF II Tehachapi Property, LLC.1 Tehachapi is located approximately 100 miles north of Los Angeles and within a day’s drive of 50 million people in population centers,…

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Inuvik Community Greenhouse adds solar power to its hydroponics unit

Inuvik’s greenhouse continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in the Arctic. Now, the society has secured solar panels to power the unit during the brighter parts of the year. “We had planned to do that this summer, but with changing locations it was delayed,” said Inuvik Greenhouse Society…

Canada: Dutch holding company acquires Ontario Plants Propagation

COFRA has acquired Ontario Plants Propagation, a supplier of starter plants for hydroponic and organic greenhouse growers in North America. Founded in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada in 2002, Ontario Plants is a supplier of starter tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers in Canada and the United States. The company…

Ohio State University to modernize student greenhouse

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)'s current greenhouse capabilities—designed using technology that is now 50 years out of date—lack basic features common among modern greenhouses. In areas where CFAES faculty and students have taken the lead,…

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Jordan: Saving water while improving food security

Improving food security for Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan while at the same time promoting climate justice in the Middle Eastern nation. Those are the twin goals of an innovative hydroponic farming system that The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) in Jordan has installed in Al-Ramtha city,…

"Honduras greenhouse park to become the largest producer-exporter in the Central American region"

With 35 hectares of greenhouses constructed during the pandemic, another 52 hectares under construction and plans to install up to 160 hectares by 2024, the Agroparque AgroAlpha-Orquídea Honduras is set to become the largest tomato, bell, and chili pepper producer-exporter in the Central American region.…

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Students at Rock Hill middle school use repurposed COVID desk shields to build greenhouse

As Earth Day is being celebrated around the world, students at a Rock Hill middle school got outdoors to honor Mother Earth. “We are growing flowers and tomatoes, and I think we’re going to start on cucumbers soon,” said eighth-grader Madison Varnadore, who helps lead the greenhouse program. But it’s way…

US (CA): Combining modern robotics, hydroponics and traditional farming in new Lockhart greenhouse

On Thursday, a California-based farming operation announced the opening of its new greenhouse in Lockhart. Iron Ox aims to combine robotics, hydroponic and traditional farming techniques to grow produce through a more sustainable, eco-friendly method. "A key part of our design, our hydroponics, our…

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"Only unique, high-flavor varieties are selected for Black Label series"

In response to an increased demand for produce with a premium look and feel, Nature Fresh Farms launched its Black Label line back in 2020. “We felt there was a need for select varieties that achieve higher flavor, uniqueness, and an elevated sensory experience,” says Matt Quiring, Senior Vice President…

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Eastern Oregon city uses waste water to grow crops

The wastewater treatment plant in John Day is 72 years old, in the floodplain, and failing. So city leaders plan to build a new one. That new facility will create millions of gallons of grey water — water that is clean enough to drink once treated, but less than desirable because it comes from showers…

Greenhouse grower ready to shine in home state for Viva Fresh

"Everyday is a new day when it comes to growing in extreme climates"

Village Farms Fresh looks forward to participating in the VIVA Fresh Expo in its home state of Texas this week.  Farming flavor forward Texas-grown tomatoes is a key value proposition for Village Farms Fresh to offer customers and that they can align with the company on. Village Farms Fresh is a proud member…

Futuristic agricultural projects are closer to being a reality

Flying gardens and floating greenhouses

Some projects that might seem to belong to the realm of science fiction, such as flying orchards or floating greenhouses, are closer to reality than we know. The Aeroponic…

"The HortiCycle program it is about getting the appropriate structure, getting long-life materials and maintaining those materials"

Reducing the problem of plastics that are not being recycled in horticulture production

Horticulture is the biggest contributor of non-packaging plastics usage on farms across the agriculture sector, but there are initiatives underway in Australia to help recycle and re-use the material in environmentally-friendly ways. Product Stewardship Consultant, Ed George explains that the total…

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500 hectare greenhouse project announced prior to Kazakhstan show

This week in Almati, Kazakhstan, the show 'Greenhouses. Vegetable cultivation. Irrigation. Flowers Almaty' will take place. The show, organized by Greenhouses Association of Kazakhstan ATK, welcomes many international suppliers interested in helping the development of the horticultural industry in…

A Georgian grower and his sun-powered tomato greenhouse in Akhalkalaki

In Akhalaki, in the village of Murjakheti, Enok Babajanian set up a tomato greenhouse. This is the only greenhouse in cold Akhalkalaki where vegetables are grown. The greenhouse is innovative – it works on solar energy and biogas. Enok Babajanian grows about 4.5-5 tons of tomatoes a year and sells them…

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US: Silt lettuce farm to reduce lighting hours, but increased intensity is trade-off

The operator of an indoor lettuce-growing facility south of Silt says he is altering the period of time when the greenhouses will be lit to try to lessen the impact on neighbors. But the intensity of the lighting during that time will be greater as a result, Spring Born owner Charlie Barr said during an…

Growing cucumbers efficiently under LED

In the third episode of a trilogy, BASF Vegetable Seeds share the latest insights about their trials of cucumber growing under LED lighting. What findings were made? And what can be learned from this information? Remco from Wijnen Square Crops, Thea from Mertens, and Marcel from BASF will tell you all…

Local Bounti ‘pauses’ $40M Pasco greenhouse

Local Bounti  has “paused” construction of its $40 million greenhouse complex in east Pasco. The Pasco facility was supposed to be the second in a network of high-tech complexes where Local Bounti planned to cultivate lettuce, herbs, and other greens in its pursuit of a share of the $30 billion U.S. market.…

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Water use remains issue with BrightFarms lettuce greenhouse project

Water use remains an issue with an industrial lettuce greenhouse being proposed in Yorkville at the corner of Eldamain Road and Corneils Road. Lettuce producer BrightFarms wants to drill its own 500 foot well. At max capacity, the facility is anticipated to use about 75 million gallons of water each…

Dutch company expands its snack bell pepper area in Portugal

The Dutch company Frestia is expanding its snack bell pepper share in Portugal. As of the next growing season, that area will be doubled. That will ensure year-round supply certainty, which is especially important for the year's first quarter. Until now, there were insufficient snack peppers available to…

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Indian greenhouse project takes shape

Dutch Greenhouse Delta (DGD) and Sahyadri Farms have signed a letter of intent to start working on the “cleaner, healthier, safer and higher quality” production of fresh produce in India. The pair have begun work on a greenhouse project, which is set to result in the construction of a high-tech facility…

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Development of greenhouses high on Iran's agenda

The Iranian Agriculture Ministry is focusing on a greenhouse Development Program, aiming to increase productivity, efficiency, and water consumption management in the agriculture sector. The development of the country’s agricultural parks and greenhouses not only is going to create new job opportunities…

NL: Dutch grower starts producing herbs in a new poly greenhouse.

Last weeks, a 17,000 m² Poly Greenhouse built by AgrowSer Poly Greenhouses by Tuinderij Bevelander in Achthuizen, on Goeree-Overflakkee in the Netherlands, has been starting into production for herb cultivation. PerformanceIt concerns an AgrowSer Multispan 9.60 m, fully delivered and built according to the NEN-EN…

Revolution Farms expands across Midwest

While Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, growing seasons here are short. But there's a Caledonia farm that solved the problem of weather, bugs, water, land and more in 2018. Revolution Farms has quadrupled their output in just the last 8 months. President Trent Hartwig says they are the…

8 ha project in 4 months time

New world-record for semi-closed greenhouse building?

We know building in China can take place at a rapid pace, but now we have some extraordinary numbers. In just 4 months, the builders of Kingpeng Corporation have realized an 8-hectare semi-closed greenhouse. On March 5th, the second phase of Haoyo Group's semi-close greenhouse was fully completed.  Full completionThe project…

Ireland experiences shortage of glasshouse crops

Tomato, lettuce and pepper supply challenges

Ireland is experiencing a shortage of glasshouse crops such as tomatoes due to what is called ‘a perfect storm’ of issues, including rising fuel costs and torrential rains in…

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Identification and management of hairy bittercress in greenhouses

Hairy bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta L.) is an important weed species of container nurseries and greenhouse operations. It is an annual or biennial, dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the family Brassicaceae. It is native to the areas of Europe and Asia but has established itself worldwide. It has been…

US (IL): New Riggston greenhouse to offer hard-to-find herbs with modern twist

A greenhouse that grows herbs and vegetables may be nothing new. But a greenhouse being built by a Scott County resident has a modern twist — one that will let customers use a self-checkout to buy herbs, vegetables and microgreens that are hard to find at most stores. "I want people to feel like they're…

Dutch mission wants to share horticultural knowledge and technology with counterparts in North Carolina and Georgia

Dutch Greenhouse Delta (DGD) and the Netherlands Consulate General in Atlanta are organizing a fact-finding mission to Georgia (Atlanta) and North Carolina from April 11 to 14. The aim of this mission is to share new innovations in greenhouse technology and food production, as well as identify new…

Quebec: Multi million investments announced in greenhouses & lighting demonstration projects

Savoura Group announces its largest investment project ever with an injection of $55 million in Sainte-Sophie, the municipality where the company was founded in 1995. The greenhouse complex will cover an area of 9 hectares, which also represents the largest construction project ever undertaken by the…

US (TX): Eastridge Mission Center rebuilds greenhouse

Final repairs are being completed on the greenhouse at the Eastridge Mission Center. It was not usable for a year due to high winds blowing down the structure. That led to some in the neighborhood without transportation to have limited access to food. Non-profit organization, Square Mile Community…

Taste the LPG Tomato difference with Lancaster Tomatoes

LPG’s Lancaster Farms is Australia’s first 5-hectare retractable roof greenhouse growing tomatoes hydroponically. 200 kilometers north of Melbourne in Victoria’s Goulburn Valley region, an unassuming patch of green marks Lancaster on the map. Here you can find LPG’s Lancaster Farms, where the sun is…

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Floriade symposium: circular greenhouse

You are invited to Wageningen University's international symposium about future Circular Greenhouses from 17 till 19 May 2022. Wageningen University & Research and the Club van 100 organize this symposium together with the Floriade. The greenhouse horticulture sector is in the midst of a transition from…

US (NE): 1M+ sq. ft. greenhouse acquired for $9.35 million

Power REIT announced that it has acquired a 1,121,513 square foot greenhouse cultivation facility, and associated employee housing property in O’Neill, Nebraska through a wholly-owned subsidiary for $9.35 million. Simultaneous with the acquisition, Power REIT entered into a long-term, triple-net lease…

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South Korea supports Iloilo greenhouse program

South Korea has assisted in the construction of smart greenhouses in Iloilo, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. The DA and the Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (EPIS) constructed 10 tunnel greenhouses, which will be used to…

From seed to sale: Apollo students preparing for annual greenhouse fundraiser

The greenhouses at Apollo and Daviess County high schools are filled with plants, flowers and vegetables that were grown and nurtured by students since January. But when the students return from spring break, all of their hard work will be on display when they open up the greenhouses to the public for…

Ontario hydroponic strawberry producer ships first harvest

Ever Tru Farms, an Ontario-based greenhouse grower of strawberries 365 days a year, announced its first shipment of strawberries to select stores in the United States and Canada. Ever Tru is unique in its approach due to the company’s vertical integration and hydroponic growing process.  “Shipments to the…

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Philippines: smart greenhouse to boost production of high-value crops

The Department of Agriculture in Western Visayas is a recipient of a PHP200 million smart greenhouse and capability-building project to encourage farmers, entrepreneurs, and investors to produce high-value vegetables. The project established at the Western Visayas Agricultural Research Center in Barangay…

"A climate controlled greenhouse is the ideal setting to implement CEA"

For many growers, a climate controlled greenhouse is the best setting to implement controlled environment agriculture. Greenhouses combine the benefits of a natural growing environment with the precision control of indoor production, using the best qualities of both growing methods to create superior…

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UAE: memorandum of cooperation signed to promote local greenhouses

A recently signed Memorandum of Cooperation in the UAE included supporting and promoting the marketing of local agricultural crops, resulting from the greenhouses project in the Al Bardi area of Al Dhaid. This includes conducting operations to facilitate the marketing of these crops and improving market…

Relocated greenhouse of radish grower back up again

Radish grower Ortolanda decided to move a greenhouse last year. A 2.7-hectare greenhouse was demolished in Horst, the Netherlands, and taken to the California horticultural area. The entire steel structure has now been erected there and the ground pipes have also been laid, Kerklaan Greenhouses reports.  Construction…

US: Amherst family stays busy with home-grown produce business

In a greenhouse near U.S. 60 West in the Mount Pleasant area of Amherst County, Steve and Susan Bailey are growing a business that delivers fresh produce to customers’ doorsteps. Their daughter, Betsy Campbell, and her husband, Rob, on a recent afternoon joined in on treating and preparing the vegetables…

Mucci Farms launches Linerless Label packaging series

After a 2-year hiatus, CPMA’s annual trade show will be held in Montreal next week from April 5 - 7. Canadian greenhouse grower Mucci Farms is excited to return. “Our industry is largely relationship based, and we really get to know people at trade show events. With so many of us recently coming out of…

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"Also in China, energy and energy resources are key challenges"

The Chinese adventure for Certhon started in 2011 with cooperation with Rijk Zwaan and a Venly greenhouse project. After that, the turnkey greenhouse solution provider won the bidding procedures for a project on ChongMing Island in Shanghai. Since then the company actively started to explore the market…

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Aerial photos document the greenhouses covering Almería

A follow-up to his series focused on the glow of LED-lit greenhouses, Tom Hegen’s new collection peers down on the landscape of Spain’s Almería peninsula. The German photographer is broadly interested in our impact on the earth and gears his practice toward the aerial, offering perspectives that…

"UK government encourages more producers to grow under glass"

Greenhouse control system experts, Tomtech are helping new and existing growers get the very best from their crops as the UK government encourages more horticulture in commercial greenhouses. George Eustice, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs recently spoke at the National Farmers…

New 12,000 square meter greenhouse opened in UAE

Hoogendoorn Growth Management's partner Rufepa TECNOAGRO realized a greenhouse of more than 12,000 square meters in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates. The facility was built on behalf of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The Minister of…

Bjelovar (Croatia) to turn from cheese city into tomato city

In the Croatian town Veliki Korenovo a new geothermal well will be built, from which, among other things, the future business zone there will be heated. Since the…

Surge in utilization and demand of retractable roof greenhouses and cooling houses

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Cravo’s retractable roof systems. “Back in 1982, we invented the very first retractable roof for the tree seedling industry in Canada,” says the company’s President and CEO Richard Vollebregt. The roof was designed to provide shade for young trees in winter to keep…

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‘Yorkville the lettuce capital of the world’? City officials, grower close on development pact

A deal is near to bring a job-producing greenhouse lettuce farm to Yorkville. City officials and grower Bright Farms both say they are getting closer to a development agreement to bring the lettuce production facility to a 100-acre site at the northeast corner of Eldamain and Corneils roads on the far…

Video: a peak in the Hortipolaris facility

Hortipolaris is located in Beijing's Miyun District. Xu Dan, the owner of Hortipolaris, invested in this modern greenhouse in 2017 and brought high-quality, Dutch technologies with him. His goal: to combine Dutch technology with local production to create even more value for local growers. Xu Dan…

Woman entrepreneur grows dragonfruit in her greenhouse in Sakarya, Turkey

Zeynep Yigit, 42, living in Sakarya's Adapazari district, produces the tropical fruit dragonfruit in a 320 square meter greenhouse she created with her own means and the support of her family. While living in the city center, Yigit decided she wanted to live a village life by moving to Kayrancik District…

Pinduoduo flags priorities on agricultural productivity with record R&D spending

Pinduoduo reiterated its priority to step up research and development and invest in boosting agricultural productivity in its latest results announcement.  The online marketplace operator reported 61 billion orders in total for 2021, up from 38.3 billion from the year before, driven by rising agriculture transactions.…

Saugerties School gets growing in their Ceres greenhouse

Before 2019, teachers at Saugerties High School – located in Saugerties, New York – held outdoor classes in the school’s garden. There was heightened interest in more opportunities for hands-on learning, so a few visionary individuals engaged Ceres to design a 30’x50’ HighYield educational greenhouse.  Constructed in…

Spain: New greenhouse project to grow tomatoes with a smaller water footprint

The Spanish Grupo Hortofrutícola Paloma expands its greenhouses with Novagric to achieve 20% more production using less water and energy. Last year Novagric carried out a new project consisting of the design, manufacture, and construction of technologically equipped greenhouses for tomato growing in southeastern…

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US (MI): Environmental regulations halt $2M Kimball Twp. greenhouse project

Local business owners plan to continue their farmers market in Kimball Township after environmental regulations effectively killed their greenhouse project. "It's such a depressing reality," said Luke Marion, co-owner of the property for the project. "That's my livelihood. That's what puts food on my…

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US (OH): Coshocton in Bloom greenhouse nears completion, support is needed

Although there's still lots to complete, Coshocton in Bloom hopes its new greenhouse will be functional by the first part of April. The structure is erected, water is hooked up and concrete for the floors was poured last week. Upcoming work includes leveling and seeding the outside, creating a small…

Hi-tech, low-cost methods fetch Indian farmer laurel

Variety is the spice of this farmer’s life. Joshy Joseph, the winner of this year’s farmer award in the category of hi-tech farms, says agriculture is a profitable business if done creatively by minimizing labor expense. In his five-acre plot at Karinchola in Kattippara panchayat, he is cultivating…

UK: Completing the supply and construction of a small used glasshouse

Ebtech Glasshouse Systems have successfully completed the supply & construction of a small used glasshouse measuring 1,017.00m² in Cambridgeshire, albeit it wasn’t just a straightforward stand-alone structure. The glasshouse had to fit in an area surrounded by two glasshouses and a Polytunnel. The…

Experimenting in the field to grow on the market

Il Vigneto d'oro by Ciriacono Loris is located a few kilometers from Mazzarrone, Sicily. It was here that in the early 1980s the first greenhouse table grape crops were set up. The success of this experiment contributed to the growth of the company, which now covers 25 hectares. Vineyard in a greenhouse…

“This shows directly what is possible when growers support a local company”

New Australian HQ under construction for Apex Greenhouses

“This shows directly what is possible when growers support a local company” says Director of Apex Greenhouses, Folco Faber in Australia. “When the profits from greenhouse projects stay in Australia, we can reinvest them locally for the direct benefit of growers and the industry as a whole.” After more…

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India: Retractable roof polyhouse technology for horticulture crops developed

Prof. (Dr). Harish Hirani, Director, CSIR-CMERI briefed that CMERI Extension Centre, Ludhiana has indigenously developed a “Retractable Roof Polyhouse Technology”. This all-weather structure will have an automatic retractable roof which will be operated based on weather conditions and crop requirements…

Les Serres Royales

Growing from 10,000 to 900 000 square feet

What's the home of La Diva? It's the greenhouse of Les Serres Royales, a Canadian greenhouse company that has been developing this exquisite brand for many years and nowadays offers various tomatoes under it. Yet, there's more going on behind the doors of Les Serres Royales.  In 1996, the company, located…

More than 850 greenhouses were put into use in Tianjin, China

The fruit and vegetable greenhouses from the Dehu Crop Planting Cooperative in Shuangjie Town, Beichen District in Tianjin have been busy for days, with more than 100 workers rushing to plant watermelon seedlings. The cooperative invested to build fruit and vegetable greenhouses to plant high-end fruits…

AI agtech company raises $24 million Series B

IUNU has raised an oversubscribed $24 million Series B round of financing led by Lewis & Clark AgriFood. Existing investors S2G Ventures, Ceres Partners and Astanor Ventures also participated. This funding will be used to accelerate the company’s growth plans, specifically around global sales expansion…

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Koyuncu Group has completed constructing a geothermal greenhouse in Turkey

Koyuncu Group has started the construction in a 100-decare geothermal heated technological greenhouse in Afyon, Turkey. Celebrating its 55th anniversary, Koyuncu Group started the production with its 120 employees in its new investment, a 25 acres geothermal heated modern technological greenhouse located…

Construction phase 2 of Looije Spain expansion started

Phase 2 of the construction of a new high-tech greenhouse complex for tomato grower Looije has started. This time there will be 7 hectares of greenhouses for the project of 19.2 hectares in total. In 2019, 5.2 hectares were already built. The greenhouse will be built in Águilas, in Murcia. Ground for the…

Top tips to prepare your greenhouse for the busy season

Spring will be here before you know it, which means people will soon be ready to plant their gardens and update their landscapes. For greenhouses, getting ready for this busy season is crucial, but it can also be time-consuming and labor-intensive work—especially if you don’t have a game plan.  Here are a…

"ETFE film protects greenhouse glass against outside attacks"

There are estimates that by 2030, 50% of green lettuce in the US will come from greenhouses. More and more huge greenhouse facilities are being built for this purpose. Under these controlled environmental conditions, many crops can be grown much more efficiently than in the open. A high-performance film…

"The Fruit Tech Campus will be to fruit what the World Horti Center and TomatoWorld are to fruit vegetables"

Construction of Fruit Tech Campus in Geldermalsen in full swing

The construction of the Fruit Tech Campus in Geldermalsen is in full swing. "This is where the classrooms will be, this is where the sorting line with robot will be and this is where, from the Control Tower, you will be able to look out over the orchard with all the different varieties that will be…

Europe: Most greenhouses repaired after storm

Growers worked hard last week to repair as much storm damage as possible. Except for some cases where the greenhouse was damaged or a gate was blown out, all holes have been closed, reports insurance broker and manager Stijn Bogaerts of VeQu Insurances. Although he knows that some greenhouses that had…

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US (KY): Yorkville seeking $1M grant to help pay for sewer extension to serve greenhouse grower

The plan to bring a greenhouse lettuce farm to Yorkville may well depend on the city’s success in obtaining a $1 million federal grant to help pay for the extension of sanitary sewer service to the property. Grower Bright Farms wants to build the lettuce production facility on a 100-acre site at the…

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‘It’s important for us to continue our agricultural legacy’

Robin and Nathaniel Shannon of Gary are both descendants of farmers. Robin Shannon said her great-grandparents farmed several acres in a small farm area in Gary where they had a shanty home and raised cows, chickens and pigs. They smoked their own meats. They grew their own produce. They had to in order…

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Growing food on a public building roof

An ambitious venture combining architecture, technology, engineering, and urban horticulture, 'Agrotopia' in the city of Roeselare, Belgium, is said to be Europe’s largest public building devoted to food production, designed and implemented by Rotterdam-based van Bergen Kolpa Architects in association…

‘‘DGD is a good partner in the Chinese market’

Chinese greenhouse horticulture is evolving at a rapid pace. And in the years to come, it shows the possibilities of speeding up, even more, expects Gloria Zhang of climate screen supplier Svensson. But there are also challenges to overcome: among others, the high energy prices and the moderate…

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New greenhouses in rural North Korea grow tons of vegetables, but not for locals

A North Korean greenhouse project promised to provide citizens of a rural province with more vegetables than they could ever eat. But two years later, the food is bypassing their mouths and being shipped to the capital Pyongyang to be served to the country’s elites, sources told RFA. Authorities started…

Canadian grower adds one million sq. ft. of greenhouse strawberry production

The Star Group, a grower, importer and distributor of a wide variety of fresh produce, is adding substantial greenhouse capacity dedicated to growing fresh strawberries. This added capacity comes via additional planting of the company’s state-of-the-art greenhouse in Delta, B.C. with the first berry…

NL: SiloDomes protects water basin against wind

The area around Schiphol Airport is a location that is vulnerable to wind. For this reason, Schenkeveld chose the SiloDome basin cover from Albers Alligator. Martin Spekle: "After the introduction of the SiloDome and the experience we had gained in other projects, we decided to place SiloDomes at this…

Screen installer helps to keep monkeys out of greenhouse

How do you keep monkeys out of your greenhouse? It is not really a concern of any growers in Europe. They would rather fear whiteflies or moths. However, in Durban, South Africa, it is a concern for several growers. On social media, Alweco reported about a renovation project at a grower's location. Wires…

Germany: New greenhouse facility for organic vegetables

Recently, at Ackerlei Bioland Betrieb in Bruchköbel in Germany, VDH Foliekassen from the Netherlands build an F-Clean covered foil greenhouse of 8,000 m² for growing organic vegetables. PerformanceIt concerns a 12.80 m wide span, supplied by VDH and built entirely in accordance with local building…


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