Greenhouse expansion projects

Results of retractable cooling roof trials with strawberries in Mexico

The strawberry industry keeps on innovating. In Mexico, growing trials took place last year where the advantages of the natural outdoors were combined with a protected environment. “We are always trying to develop new ways for growers to increase their profitability by optimizing their growing…

construction completes this fall

US: New England's first CHP greenhouse completes funding milestone

The North Country Growers (NCG) project has achieved its initial funding milestone that will enable NCG to continue its forward momentum. NCG is expected to complete construction by this fall and begin operations in Q4 2023 in a market yearning for fresh and affordable produce. This project has strong…

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$50,000 grant to expand West Ward community farm

US (PA): ‘A greenhouse is the heartbeat of a garden’

The Easton Area Neighborhood Center hauled in a whopping 11,000 pounds of vegetables and fruits from its tiny 2-acre farm last year. That food went toward feeding Easton’s West Ward and local families in need of assistance, but Program Director Jake Williams has set higher goals for the organization in…

adding 500 people to the team

Mexico: Rising Farms boosts capacity fivefold

Quintupling. That's what Rising Farms will be doing. The Mexico-based high-tech greenhouse company announced it will expand their growing acreage from 12 to 62 acres (25 hectares). The expansion not only increases by 5 times Rising Farms' installed capacity to grow hydroponic specialty crops for the…

Philippine: KOICA grants P100M for greenhouse project in Antique

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has provided a PHP100-million grant to finance the establishment of greenhouses for a farmers' group in the municipality of Patnongon, Antique. Kalipunan ng mga Magsasaka sa Patnongon Agriculture Cooperative president Henry Michael Gonzalo Doliguez, in…

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US (NC): Bringing people and plants together: A tour of the Duke Greenhouse

Built in 2004, the Duke Greenhouse spans over 15,000 square feet of indoor space, divided into live plant collection and research rooms.  Live plant collection started at the greenhouse as early as the late 1800s when faculty members returning from conducting research in other countries donated plants to the…

"A greenhouse is a very pleasant working environment"

Last August, a 500-square-meter hydroponic greenhouse was installed in Megadim, in the north of Israel, for the production of leafy greens. The greenhouse is owned by Johnathan and his father, Eli.  Johnathan is a soldier in the IDF, the Israeli army, and has PDD, a Pervasive Development Disorder, and after his…

Pure Flavor brings on industry veteran Joe Sbrocchi

With significant growth and expansion at the forefront of the company’s strategic plan, Pure Flavor® is pleased to announce the addition of produce industry veteran Joe Sbrocchi to the company’s leadership team as senior vice president of business development & strategy. Sbrocchi brings a history of…

Farmers are waiting for warmer weather, so the harvest may be late

Frost destroyed vegetable crops in the south of Kazakhstan

Greenhouses in the south of Kazakhstan could not stand the freezing cold caused by the recent snowfall and broke under the weight of the snow, leading to many young crops…

From private banker to strawberry grower

After working in a private bank for seven years in Konya, Murat Golkaya, who resigned and became a grower, produces strawberries with soilless agriculture in the greenhouse he…

Support for vegetable growers has been expanded in the Krasnoyarsk territory

Starting this year, vegetable growers in the Krasnoyarsk territory can count on additional support from the state. The support is mainly aimed at small agribusiness. Agrarian…

Turkey: 550 tons tomatoes produced in the geothermal greenhouse

Five hundred fifty tons of tomatoes were harvested in 4 months in the Greenhouse Excellence Center with soilless geothermal heating implemented by Sakarya Metropolitan…

Greenhouse tomato production area in Kahramanmaras, Türkiye reaches 100 hectares

High-quality tomatoes are produced in the Kadioglu district, which is about 30 kilometers from Kahramanmaras city center. The greenhouses established by a group of growers have now reached an area of ​​1100 hectares with the support of the Provincial Directorate of Agriculture, Food, and Livestock. While…

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CAN (ON): How Lakeshore residents can have their say on draft greenhouse rules

The Town of Lakeshore has released a draft set of bylaws aimed at mitigating resident concerns over commercial greenhouses. The topic has been highly debated throughout the municipality over the past year, with the clock ticking on a moratorium allowing any such operations. Residents have expressed…

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India: Greenhouse start-up receives award and is eager to expand

Sathya Raju Mokkapati was 17 when he saw a farmer eating mud out of hunger in his village in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. The image stayed with him. Thirteen years later, in 2015, he co-founded an agri-tech startup, Kheyti, along with Ayush Sharma, 37, Saumya Sahay, 33, and Kaushik…

Chilean berry grower expands production to Peru, Mexico, US and Morocco

The Chilean headquartered Agroberries with farms and offices in both hemispheres are excited to reap the benefits of their investments in new farms and varieties to keep growing with over 43 000 MT of berries already marketed in 2022. According to Juan Pablo Vogt, Commercial and Logistics Manager of…

New Zealand

Carbon dioxide plant troubles might lead to higher price of tomatoes and other produce

The price of fresh produce may be pushed up by an outage at the only remaining domestic industrial facility that produces liquid carbon dioxide for the food industry. Todd…

NFU calls for energy support review for UK businesses

The UK government announced that the new Energy Bills Discount Scheme is set to replace current energy support for businesses. Unfortunately, this leaves many farmers and…

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French fruit grower installs photovoltaic greenhouse

Greenhouse growers are renowned for harnessing the sun's power to get a bumper crop. At the same time, with the exceptional climatic hazards of recent years and the current energy crisis going on, some growers want to fully exploit the sun and protect their crops. That is why, in June 2022, Les Vergers…

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Indonesia: Smart Green House expected to boost production, draw millennials

Farmers in Mojokerto, East Java, have begun reaping benefits of the digital agriculture program with the Screen House or Smart Green House (SGH) technology initiated by the Agriculture Ministry's Agriculture and Facility Directorate General. SGH is a breakthrough program of the Agriculture Ministry to…

Greenhouse grower donates to Make-A-Wish foundation

Red Sun Farms feels honored to partner with great causes like the Make-A-Wish foundation. Red Sun Farms promotes healthy lifestyles in the workplace by providing produce boxes for a donation of five dollars a box. The large boxes are filled with fresh, high-quality vegetables straight from the Red Sun…

Irish tomato growers hope for less challenges in the year ahead

In October, Grantstown Nurseries, based in Ballygunner outside Waterford City, was faced with a problem as the Dutch plant raiser it had worked with for many years announced…

Pure Flavor acquires Ontario greenhouse bell pepper farm

Greenhouse fruit and vegetable company Pure Flavor® has acquired DeTemporada Farms, a 25-acre greenhouse bell pepper farm located in Merlin, Ontario. Pure Flavor's strategic investments are focused on solidifying its future. Photo: Pure Flavor 2023.   "We are excited to add DeTemporada Farms to our family," said…

Matt Quiring with Nature Fresh Farms

“We will be the only grower of organic greenhouse strawberries in North America”

In the Fall of 2014, Nature Fresh Farms opened their first greenhouse outside Canada in Ohio, USA. In the 45-acre greenhouse, different tomato varieties are grown. Now, eight years later, expansion is underway with another 45 acres that will solely be used to grow strawberries. “We began exploring and…

Greenhouse vegetable harvest in Russia reaches record 1.5 million tons in 2022

The greenhouse vegetable harvest in Russia in 2022 increased by 7% compared to 2021 and reached a record 1.5 million tons, as stated by the Ministry of Agriculture of the…

The Dispatch

India: Governor Sinha inaugurates Mega Fruit Plant Nursery

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday inaugurated Mega Fruit Plant Nursery at Chakroi RS Pura area of Jammu division. The Nursery will provide the best technologies as well as true-to-type quality planting material that will reshape the Horticulture Sector in the area. The LG said, “Our effort is to make…

A Palestinian engineer-turned-farmer excels in innovative agriculture in besieged gaza

A’ed Awni Abu Ramadan is a Palestinian engineer who studied Civil Engineering in the United States. However, Abu Ramadan now works as a farmer, as he inherited his love for the land and agriculture from his parents and grandparents.  “I translated my passion for agriculture into developing the family farm,…

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Sculptural greenhouse opens up into a crown

Architect Thomas Heatherwick returned to his architectural roots this summer with Glasshouse, a beautiful kinetic structure that slowly unfurls into the shape of a crown. Heatherwick may be best known for his recent large-scale projects, such as the Vessel in New York City’s Hudson Yards, but Glasshouse…

glass no longer default option

Higher light transmission and lower heat demand with double foil greenhouse

For many growers, glass has traditionally been the default choice. Yet, with today's gas prices, growers are looking for alternatives to reduce heat losses within the greenhouse. "Energy saving starts at this point," says Jelle Boeters from Filclair Nederland BV. Research done on behalf of the company…

An update on greenhouse expansion in the US

In 2017, Mucci Farms started constructing a 24-acre greenhouse block in Huron, Ohio. This was the company's first expansion outside Canada, and in the spring of 2018, the first tomatoes on the vine were harvested. "Initially, the facility was exclusively growing tomatoes on the vine," says Steve…

Harvest arrives in Bahrain after World Cup

In October 2022, tomato seedlings were transplanted in a multi-span film greenhouse in Bahrein. After two months, the tomatoes have yielded a good harvest.  In another greenhouse, leaf vegetables were grown in an ebb-and-flow system. The DFT hydroponics system is also put into use, and the nursery grows strong…

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CAN: Installation of greenhouse sparks debate

Members of the Equal Ground Community Gardens plan to turn up wearing green at Tuesday’s city council meeting in support of installing a greenhouse at its Earl Haig garden location. A request to city councilors from the volunteer group to waive half of the planning and building permit fees – about $3,500…

“Our core philosophy is to bring food production close to where it’s being consumed,” Dirk Aleven, CEO of FoodVentures.

10-hectare tomato greenhouse inaugurated in Kazakhstan

FoodVentures is preparing its third expansion after it recently inaugurated its greenhouse project out of Kazakhstan. The CEA infrastructure has been constructed in the Aktobe region and spans over 10 hectares, with a realized output of 8,000 tons of produce this year, 2022. "Our core philosophy is to…

New chairman of Turkish greenhouse association looks ahead with roadmap

The Turkish greenhouse industry suppliers, united in the Serkonder organization, have released their 2023-2024 vision and roadmap. By collaborating with parties in and outside of the horticultural industry, they want to optimize efficiency in the realization of new and existing projects. Also, a new…

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US (CO): Pagosa Senior Center joins with Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership to enhance nutrition services

The Pagosa Senior Center and the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership (GGP) are joining forces, along with a number of other local organizations, to support enhanced nutrition services for our senior community and their families by growing fresh food in the Community Garden Dome (CGD) in downtown Pagosa…

Slovak farmers forced to shut down tomato production due to high energy prices

Many Slovakian growers are restricting or completely stopping tomato production during the winter. High energy prices have forced them to shut down the heating required for…

Why retro-fitting new materials in a glasshouse can reduce energy use and costs

There are many methods available to help growers save energy, but the fabric of the grow environment itself is often overlooked. However, as the ongoing energy crisis continues to put a squeeze on profit margins, this simple approach is becoming increasingly vital. There are plenty of retro-fit options…

2 km of gutters installed in Japanese greenhouse-restaurant

A Japanese greenhouse has just installed 2,160 linear meters of gutters for hydroponic cultivation thanks to the Spanish company located in Murcia, Hydroponic Systems. With these systems, it will be able to grow strawberries and increase its production in a facility that is also used for catering. This…

US (PA): Goodwill Greenhouse program expanding

Goodwill Industries of North Central Pennsylvania (NCPA) has big plans for its small business training program, the Goodwill Greenhouse, in 2023. The program is led by Dave…

4,5 ha project completed

"The tomatoes are for export, strawberries for the local Uzbeki market"

A festive moment in the Parkent district in Uzbekistan, where last week, the first plants were planted in a new greenhouse. In the 4,5 ha enterprise, strawberries and tomatoes will be grown.  Uzbeki marketOver the last couple of years, multiple high-tech greenhouses have been realized in Uzbekistan. "There's a great demand…

Little Leaf Farms

Taking lettuce production outside of California

The majority of the lettuce consumed in the US is grown in California. Needless to say, it sounds tragically ironic that a state plagued by droughts and wildfires is the biggest exporter of water in the US: after all, what is lettuce if not water? Such a situation poses a great risk to the lettuce…

Indoor grower opens new facility in Kentucky

Square Roots, an indoor farming operation, and Gordon Food Service, a food distributor in North America, announced the opening of a new climate-controlled indoor farm in Shepherdsville, Kentucky. Since establishing their strategic partnership in 2019, the two companies have been building indoor farms…

Arboretum installs quarantine house and filtered rainwater system to further sustainability efforts

To further their sustainability and biosecurity efforts, Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, owned and managed by Forestry England, has recently installed a quarantine house and filtered rainwater system within the arboretum's propagation area. "We grow trees from all around the world on 600 acres," says…

2022 Year Overview: 10 stories on greenhouse expansion

In 2022, many greenhouses sprouted all over the world. Despite every grower having to deal with tough challenges such as high commodity prices, high energy prices, and lack of labor, many managed to complete their expansion plans and scale up their businesses. Here are 10 stories on who did what and…


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