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US (RI): 100,000 square foot greenhouse opened in Providence

Rhode Island Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and community leaders joined Gotham Greens to celebrate the grand opening and first harvest at the company's newest greenhouse. Gotham Greens converted the site of a former General Electric lighting factory into a 100,000 square foot,…

Twin Creeks Greenhouse continues to expand

From 10 to 20 to 40 acres

Mike Cornelissen, owner and operator of Twin Creeks Greenhouse has been very busy. Mike and his wife Danielle just welcomed their first baby boy and have started construction on their third expansion at Twin Creeks Greenhouse. Growing up in Watford Ontario, Canada with deep family roots in the agricultural sector, George…

photo report Greenhouse Complexes Russia and CIS 2019

Challenges and opportunities in Russian market

Over the last couple of years and thanks to governmental support, the Russian horticultural industry has seen tremendous growth. Nowadays there is a completely different situation for the Russian market. In surrounding CIS-countries the industry is emerging. During the annual event "Greenhouse Complexes…

Turkey: High-tech massive greenhouse to be established in Izmir

The swamp in the Dikili district of Izmir will be utilized as an organized greenhouse production zone. The massive greenhouse will create jobs for 3.500 people and will produce around 80.000 tons of vegetables annually. Dikili has been one of the important agricultural production areas in the Aegean…

Marius Rodewijk, Rosalicious, grows edible roses

'The queen of flowers on a plate'

"It really is quite a challenge," Marius Rodewijk of Rodewijk Rozen summarizes the cultivation of the edible rose. Since last year this Dutch grower has been growing the Rosalicious edible roses on 1,000 square meters, which he then puts on the market himself. "After all, the target group for edible…

4 Tips for dealing with greenhouse heating issues

Year-round commercial greenhouse operations require reliable structures and heating systems that will ensure optimal growing conditions through the winter season. To accommodate the amount of energy that’s required to operate a greenhouse in the cold season, it’s important that your heating system is…

Russia: Vice-president of Hokkaido prefecture visits Teplichnyj greenhouses

A delegation headed by the Vice-president of Hokkaido prefecture, Mr. Kodama Tosihiro visited Teplichnyj greenhouse complex. In the course of visit, the guests saw the electrical substation. Power engineer, Mr. Anton Gusarov told about the equipment produced by Russian companies and answered other…

Russia to exceed 1000 hectare high-tech greenhouse acreage

With 850 hectare being realised in the last and currently 150 hectare being built, Russia will next year reach the acreage of 1,000 hectares. That news was shared by Tamara Reshetnikova, general director of Growth Technology, during the second day of the event International Greenhouse Complexes Russia…

Becoming China’s largest high-tech vegetable greenhouse

The Chinese horticulture venture Kaisheng Haofeng has ambitious plans to become one of China’s largest high tech greenhouse growers. The joint venture between the Chinese CNBM group and Triumph Haofen Smart Agriculture Co., Ltd invests heavily in setting up new high tech greenhouse operations. The group…

US (GA): Webster Planning Board approves hydroponic greenhouse project

The Town of Webster Planning Board approved an Atlanta-based farming operation's request to build several hydroponic greenhouses in the area, but some who live in the town are not in favor of the plan. Dave Whipple has lived on State Road in Webster for more than 40 years, an area he loves for the rural…

US (MD): Chinese Government delegation visits aquaponics installation

Last month, Anacostia Aquaponics hosted a delegation of 20 researchers from the Chinese Government for two days of lectures on aquaponics. We also arranged a tour of Bella Vita Farm in Brookeville, MD. The delegation is travelling the U.S. for three weeks to study modern agriculture technology. They are…

Turkish greenhouse construction company goes international

Serasan Greenhouse Construction company President Hasan Yildirim had started his career in 1994 as a worker in an iron and steel manufacturer and now he is the owner of one of the fastest-growing greenhouse construction companies in Turkey. After attending numerous courses and training programs about…

Russian and CIS market developments discussed at greenhouse forum

While Russia has been one of the most remarkable growth markets from a horticultural point of view, the attention has shifted a bit to surrounding countries. This development is also seen at the 4th annual event International Greenhouse Complexes Russia and CIS countries. Over 70 managers of commercial…

Little Leaf Farms goes on expansion spree

As Little Leaf Farms rapidly expands from its Massachusetts base, doubling in size in 2020, and then into New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, Bank of America has stepped in with over $18 million of financing, to be followed by another $20 million to help finance the company’s growth. Little…

Organic and fully self-sustaining greenhouse growing tomatoes in Iceland

Fridheimar Farm (situated in Reykholt, Iceland) produces one gallon of organic tomatoes per day through completely organic and self-sustaining horticulture. The farm is owned and run by Knutur Rafn Armann, his wife Helena Hermundardottir and their five children, it uses only renewable energy resources.…

30 vintage Jaguars found in old greenhouse

Barn finds are one thing—there are a lot of old, dilapidated barns that no one has cracked open for decades. But greenhouses are clear, so it's a little hard to believe that 30 or so Jaguars sat in broad daylight for years and no one bothered to check them out. Now, though, someone's finally noticed the…

Durability of anti-reflective glass coverings

Nowadays anti-reflective (AR) permanent coating is becoming more and more prevalent on glass products for the use in greenhouses to maximize the daylight transmittance. Saint-Gobain recently published a white paper in which the company highlights the huge gap of durability between different technical…

South Africa: Rooftop aquaponics farm district launched

In partnership with Ichthys, Eastgate Aquaponics Farm District aims to create a premium go-to experience for the future of sustainable, organic and educational food sourcing. The concept of aquaponics marries aquaculture and organic farming with aquaponics, whereby plants and fish are grown together in…

India: Suburban farmers earn extra on off-season vegetables

It was a chilled November morning, as farmer Ubaidullah Solangi was guiding labourers at his farmhouse in suburban Hyderabad to sort out bitter gourd, ridge gourd, and…

Interview with photographer behind LED greenhouse photograph series

In a recent project German aerial photographer Tom Hegen took to the skies to photograph Dutch LED lighted greenhouses in the nighttime. These remarkable pictures show the possibilities of new technology but also the potential problems that could arise. In an interview with My Modern Met, Tom talked…

UK: Glasshouse nursery for sale in Yorkshire

A compact organic glasshouse nursery is offered on the market on a site of circa 8.38 acres with circa 5.147 acres of glass and benefiting from recently upgraded heating and irrigation. The nursery currently grows tomatoes and cucumbers and the business is also available if required. There could also be…

screen installation gets a touch-up

One screen installer per 23 years

When a greenhouse has been around for a while, the screens eventually need replacing, as is the case for grower Erik Groenestein this autumn. After 23 (!) years, it was time for a change. In all those years, no screen installer needed to come to his greenhouse because there were no problems, but now the…

US (OH): New greenhouse will help Grow: Johnson County expand mission

Last spring, the staff at nonprofit farm Grow: Johnson County had to order onion seedlings from Texas and spend hours driving back and forth from the farm to greenhouses at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, where they were growing 50,000 to 70,000 seedlings to be transplanted onto the farm’s…

"The urge for adventure is in our blood"

That Dutch greenhouse builders are real adventurers, Leo Alleblas can confirm. He has been around in the sector and has traveled a lot. "The current generation does not believe their ears when you tell the stories of the old days. Everything was done by hand." Leo was fourteen years old when he finished…

Russia: Vysokovsky are planting winter cucumbers

Associates of Vysokovsky are ready for planting cucumber seedlings in the third block of the greenhouse complex. The vegetables will be growing on an acreage of 1.7 ha. For better productivity, Vysokovsky have chosen the Reformer variety. “Reformer cucumbers not only allow for high productivity in winter…

CAN (ON): WSPS studies promote evidence-based decision making in Ontario

Ontario greenhouse and other agriculture workers are at great risk — experiencing higher lost-time injury rates than any other Schedule 1 sector over the last six years, according to a WSIB report. Data tells us that most of these injuries occur as a result of contact with equipment or exertion, but the…

Böttcher Gartenbau also offers regionality in winter

German winter chives: produced fresh daily

Most German pre-cut herb cultures will inevitably disappear from the market by November at the latest. Not so with Böttcher Gartenbau: The herb expert with its seat in Bürstadt in south Hessen offers German chives from its own greenhouse all year round. "When the open-air season ends in late autumn, the…

Next project: new packaging warehouse

Den Berk Délice continues to build: 10-hectare greenhouse officially opened

"We haven’t built enough yet," Paul van de Mierop told us last December during the opening of a 7 hectares greenhouse. He was clearly telling it as it is, because last weekend the opening of another 10 hectares was celebrated with around 500 attendants. The new location will be named Salmmeir. It is a…

Turkey: Greenhouses being built in Ordu for vegetable production

Ordu Municipality Mayor Dr. Mehmet Hilmi Guler informed the press that the works to build greenhouses as a part of the “Improving Greenhouse Production in Ordu” project has just started. Mayor Guler: “Our growers will mostly grow tomato, cucumber, green pepper, eggplant, lettuce, green onion, and…

US (NE): Ringleader of O'Neill illegal labor scheme sentenced to prison, ordered to pay fines

The leader of an illegal scheme that employed undocumented workers for businesses in the O’Neill, Nebraska, area and his wife are headed to prison. The leader was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison — the maximum punishment for the charge of conspiring to harbor aliens to which he pleaded guilty in…

US (MI): MDARD seeking input for Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today announced a public input opportunity regarding the Michigan Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Public input is being sought to help ensure effective program priorities. Comments should be emailed to mda-grants@michigan.gov by 5:00 p.m.…

US (WI): Superior Fresh expanding their aquaponics operation

Superior Fresh utilizes aquaponics to raise seafood and leafy greens for retailers across the Midwest. They are now expanding their greenhouse footprint from six acres to 13 acres and their aquaculture center from 40,000 square feet to 100,000 square feet. “Most people wouldn’t think that you could grow…

Singapore: Over 100 local farms benefit from fund to help them modernise, innovate and increase yield

A total of 107 local Singapore farms have benefited from a $63 million fund to help them boost yields and increase production capabilities, said Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, on Wednesday (Nov 27). The Agriculture Productivity Fund by the Singapore Food…

Houweling’s European patent reinstated

On November 13, 2019, the Boards of Appeal for the European Patent Office (EPO) reinstated Houweling’s European patent directed to its Ultra-Clima Semi-Closed Greenhouse. The Ultra-Clima European Patent was opposed by eleven greenhouse manufacturers, who combined efforts to challenge the patent. The…

US (MI): Far-reaching greenhouse lights color the sky in Detroit

Light pollution is prompting concerns on both sides of Lake St. Clair. Bight colored lights — believed to be from greenhouses — can be seen at night as far away as Leamington, Ontario, north of Windsor, according to some sky watchers, including Dr. Paul Burgoyne. Burgoyne, who lives in Grosse Pointe…

New requirements for fruit and vegetable greenhouses in January

Changes to safe food regulations Canada

New requirements to the Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) will begin January 2020, and greenhouses should ensure that they comply with these regulations ahead of…

India: Tunnel farming gains popularity among farmers

Tunnel farming technology for vegetable production has gained popularity among the small growers and farmers in Punjab. Sources in the Agriculture department said that tunnel farming was being carried out over 16,101 acres of land across the Province. Over 2,000 small farmers including female farmers…

Turkey: Grower grows tomatoes in coco peat for export in Canakkale

Grower Cengiz Genc uses new generation agricultural production methods to grow high-quality products at lower costs. Before becoming a grower, Cengiz Genc went to the Netherlands in 2011 and attended one of the best agricultural universities in Europe to receive education in modern greenhouse production.…

UK: Another rooftop greenhouse incorporated in urban living

Greenhouses are incorporated more and more into rural development processes and this weekend a new example was presented for a rooftop greenhouse in Swansea, Wales.  "The Biophilic Living project at Picton Yard Swansea represents a radical new approach to living and working in the urban environment", development…

Philippines: Landbank launches program for greenhouse farm financing

The government-run Land Bank of the Philippines has recently launched a new credit program, which seeks to support modern and sustainable farming in the country. Dubbed as the…

Creating a more efficient growing space in your greenhouse

For greenhouse growers that are ready to expand their business, often one of the first thoughts is to build more or expand on existing greenhouses. While there certainly does come a time where it does makes sense for a grower to expand their operation, it may not be the best option for everyone. The…

Chinese greenhouse builder celebrates 60 year anniversary

The 60 Year Anniversary celebration of Beijing Agriculture Machinery Bureau and the Beijing Kingpen Greenhouse and 2019 Modern Agriculture Forum was held in BAIC Research Center on November 9th.  In 1959, Beijing Agriculture Machinery Bureau was established, which is the origin of Beijing Kingpeng Greenhouse.…

"The focus is now on the lowest possible light absorption in the PAR area and less reflection"

Coating makes higher insulating greenhouse roof possible without much loss of light

In common low-e coatings, applied in double-glazing for buildings, often an extremely thin layer of silver is used. This virtually completely eliminates the thermal infrared…

Kenya: Organic oasis on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro

At Kilimanjaro Organic Farm a borehole, a generator and solar power all work to take water through the drip irrigation system that feeds crops in greenhouses and those in open cultivation, ensuring water is used sparingly and accurately for the various crops, such as garlic, tomatoes, cabbages, sukuma…

new Scherzer & Boss greenhouse

Growing with screens and windows closed thanks to heat exchangers

There's a lot of expansion going on in the Germany region Knoblauchsland. One of the expanding companies is Scherzer & Boss Fruchtgemüse. They're already deep in the second and final construction phase of their latest expansion project. This will increase the existing greenhouse area of 9 hectares in…

Turkey: Tropical fruit production becomes a viable alternative for growers in Antalya

Antalya Governor Munir Karaloglu has visited tropical fruit greenhouses in Aksu district after tropical fruit production took off in the area. Munir Karaloglu: “Tropical fruits have become an alternative source of revenue for growers in Antalya in recent years. The tropical fruit greenhouses were mostly…

Organic oasis on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro

The 140km road between Emali, on the Nairobi-Mombasa highway, and Loitokitok, on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, cuts through parched land punctuated by small sparse patches of green. Even livestock, largely associated with this region, are hard to come by. As one ascends…

Emirates: Minister inaugurates Carrefour’s in-store hydroponic farms

Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, inaugurated the region’s first hydroponic in-store farms at Carrefour. These farms, operated by Majid Al Futtaim, are located at Carrefour’s stores in Abu Dhabi’s My City Centre Masdar and Yas Mall. They are part of the company’s…

China's first intelligent LED plant factory in Beijing

This farm at the third ring road in Beijing is the first intelligent LED plant factory in China. The factory is highly modernized and managed by the protected agricultural IoT control system. In more detail, there are dozens of sensors in the factory to jointly manage various parameters of the plant…

Indian agriculture sector to go Dutch in future?

The Indian agriculture sector may adapt Dutch technology for farming in the future because of its promising output. A consortium of Dutch companies is planning to launch two projects, one in Uttar Pradesh and the other one in Himachal Pradesh. The consortium aims to make Indian farmers aware of the…

Rotating crops automatically

Project Moscowsky (6) in Russia is in production. Lettuce, tulips and pot plants will be grown in the brand-new greenhouse of 16.538 m2. The greenhouse is equipped with a fully automated (container) transport system made by Bosman Van Zaal to allow the crops to rotate internally within the company. Curious about the…

Russia: 20 ha complex launched in Chuvashia

The growers of Chuvashia have recently celebrated a professional holiday, the Day of Agricultural and Processing Industry Laborer. Festive celebrations started with the opening of the first phase of a new greenhouse complex in Cheboksary region. The cost of the investment project amounted to 93.5 million…

No suitable plastic covers available in Metaponto

Temperatures are not yet very low, but we need to restore the greenhouses damaged by the weather. Now that the emergency is over, the time has come to replace plastic films, but they seem difficult to find. FreshPlaza talked about it with a young producer from Metapontino, Claudio Oliva.   "The time for films is over…

Lufa Farms announces expansion

"Montreal will be the home of the world's largest rooftop greenhouse"

Lufa Farms has announced the construction of their fourth commercial rooftop greenhouse, soon to be completed in the borough of Saint-Laurent, Montreal. The greenhouse will measure 163,800 square feet (about 3 football fields), making it the largest rooftop farm in the world. Construction began in…

Russia: Leningrad grower discusses demand, expectations and consumer preferences

Krugliy God greenhouse complex is located in Leningrad region and makes part of the Eco-kultura agricultural complex that acquired the enterprise in 2017, having properly estimated its production capacity. Ms. Maria Butkina, the general manager of the greenhouse complex Krugliy God shared the information…

US (FL): Tomato grower gets honored for charity work

Lipman Family Farms’ commitment to community, especially to school children, resonates throughout the company. That desire to give back and help those in need is being recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Collier/Lee, naming Lipman the “Outstanding Philanthropic Organization for…

US: Indoor farming is one of the decade's hottest trends, but regulations make success elusive

Food and agriculture innovation have sucked up remarkable amounts of investor capital in recent years and could become a $700 billion market by 2030, according to a Union Bank of Switzerland report. Millions are being invested globally in indoor urban farms because of their promise to produce more food…

Kuqo Paulin on his partnership with CO.SER

Italian technology in Albanian greenhouses

In Kucove, in the district of Berat (Albania), growing tomatoes, courgettes, cucumbers and peppers in greenhouses, is also made possible by the use of Italian technology. Greenhouse farmer and entrepreneur Kuqo Paulin disposes of 2.5 hectares of greenhouses for the production of these vegetables,1…

Russia: First mountain greenhouse complex opened in the Urals

Gorny greenhouse complex has been launched in Usk-Katav. It has become the first greenhouse functioning in the mining area of the Ural Mountains. The enterprise is ready to employ about 100 associates, first of all vegetable growers. Ms. Tatiana Novikova has become one of the first specialists of the…

Take a 360 degree look inside of this French greenhouse

The FNSEA (Fédération nationale des syndicats d'exploitants agricoles) has created a new video that allows us to take a 360° look inside of a French greenhouse. In the video the grower showcases their cucumber and aubergine crops and talks (in French) about the techniques and technologies they employ to…

Asia's largest single agricultural smart greenhouse is about to be harvested

As the largest modern greenhouse in Asia, Shandong Dezhou Smart Agriculture Industrial Park has been put into use. The 510,000 plants in the park will be harvested, and the output value will be estimated up to 500,000 yuan, in the one-year production period, which is 20 times that of traditional…

US (CO): GJHS Aquaponics Club hopes to raise money for greenhouse

Students in an aquaponics club at Grand Junction High are trying to raise money to expand their garden and build a greenhouse on campus. Right now students are working out of a classroom aquaponic system where they are growing organic produce like lettuce, spinach and basil. They have been selling the…

US (WI): Non-profit organization to start with aquaponics

Riverview Gardens, a non-profit which provide unlimited job-training opportunities for their ServiceWorks participants, and more, have added aquaponics to their opportunities. Aquaponics joins Riverview Gardens’ other social enterprises which provide the “mission muscle” of their non-profit. Farming…

Greenhouse movie awarded

"Thinking of the Westland, I see hundreds of glass palaces.” This is the opening line in the video by Energie Transitie Partners. An ode to the Dutch Westland, and an award-winning ode at that. With…

How to protect crops from direct sunlight and heat?

A greenhouse is a structure used to protect crops and extend the production window. Once growers decide to invest in a greenhouse structure they must think in ways to obtain the maximum benefit from it. There are plenty of options of greenhouse covers. But what should a grower be looking for?…

Turkey: 5 greenhouses being built in Aydin for tropical fruit production

Efeler district in Aydin is trying to improve agricultural production in its borders and the local mayor has recently announced that in order to achieve this goal, they have agreed to build 5 greenhouses in the district for tropical fruit production. In cooperation with local entrepreneurs, the…

US (NE): Jury finds tomato greenhouse secretary guilty in O'Neill immigration case

Tears of joy mixed with tears of sadness in a federal courtroom Monday after a split verdict in a trial stemming from an immigration raid in the O’Neill, Nebraska, area a year ago. One defendant, a secretary at a tomato greenhouse in O’Neill, wiped tears after a jury found her guilty of harboring illegal…

US (PA): Hydroponic greenhouse in Penn Township hiring 20 workers

Six months after breaking ground on a 263,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse where two million pounds of salad greens will be grown in Penn Township, BrightFarms is hiring 20 employees. The Irvington, N.Y.,-based company is holding a job fair at the VFW Post 6631 in Selinsgrove off Route 522 from 10…

Food & Energy PPP training center ceremoniously opened in Turkey

On the 13th of November the ribbon was cut in Cevdetiye in Osmaniye for the opening of the first SUNfarming Food & Energy Training Center in Turkey. On 25,000 square meters, the latest SUNfarming Food & Energy Training Center offers highly interesting development prospects for the region. Near the Syrian…

Visiting herb producer Johannes Dick: "Everyone has to fight for their survival"

"Producer cooperatives are acting less and less in the interest of producers"

Producers in Germany and across Europe face increasingly stringent consumer policies and criticism. At the same time, trade is exerting pressure on prices, and so in many places, vegetable growers have had to give up their businesses. For others, the existential crisis is still pressing. It is important…

"Insect screens will become essential"

"Mesh screens will be an essential part in the Integrated Pest Management and for pollination. On the one hand, the mesh will keep in the biological controllers and on the other hand, pests are kept out. But the care for bees and bumblebees also requires extra attention. "Insect screens to protect bees…

Russia: A vertical greenhouse complex appeared in Moscow

A unique vertical farm opened in the place of the former tobacco factory in Moscow, Russia. The mayor of Moscow, Mr. Sergey Sobyanin, who was present at the official opening, mentioned that “this is the biggest project in the world in capacity with the use of such technology”. He expressed surprise that…

US: DC grows less than 0.5% of the produce it consumes

With the DC Urban Agriculture Land Lease Program, Washington DC shows its renewed interest in urban agriculture. Anacostica Aquaponics, in a statement to the DC government, argues in an effort to refocus the attention of the project on what truly matters. "We need to measure what we’re currently growing…

Rino Kaljouw has a 'sniffing pole' in his greenhouse

Rino Kaljouw, cucumber grower from Sint-Annaland: "NOx and ethylene are like assassins which can do a lot of damage to my cucumber cultivation even at low concentrations". For this reason, he has installed a 'sniffing pole' between his crops, so he can monitor the greenhouse air 24/7 to be extra sure. The…

Korean government develops smart greenhouse technology

A new vinyl greenhouse has been developed that maintains an indoor temperature 2 to 3 degrees Celsius cooler than the outdoor temperature during summer. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) on Thursday unveiled a new greenhouse model, “High Temperature Enduring Innovative Smart Cooling House,”…

US (OK): Grower services Vian community through aquaponics, food pantry

Cherokee Nation citizen Richard Tyler is one of seven recipients of the Cherokee Phoenix’s inaugural Seven Feathers Awards. He received the service award for work within his community, by starting a greenhouse to cultivate food. In 2013, after seeing people struggle to have enough to eat, Tyler felt it…

US (WV): Greenhouse at Stepping Stones is more than a place to grow vegetables

Stepping Stones, a residential boys home in Wayne County has a new addition, a 1,200-square foot greenhouse. They point out that it is much more than a place to grow vegetables. The young people of Stepping Stones will now be growing their own vegetables and learning how to cook healthy in the process.…

Big greenhouse opening in the north of Turkmenistan

A new greenhouse, which was built on land given on a long-term lease by the government of Turkmenistan, is planned to be opened by a member of the Union of Industrialists, Altyn Gala Gurlushyk. The facility, which is the second structure built, occupies five hectares. It is built from insulating…

US (MO): University of Missouri plant growth facility celebrates opening

Leaders from the University of Missouri, the University of Missouri System and the city of Columbia celebrated the opening of the new East Campus Plant Growth Facility with a ribbon-cutting. The state-of-the-art facility houses research greenhouses and cutting-edge, controlled-environment plant growth…

The Ukrainian heating pipe painting championship

Time is money, even in the case of creating greenhouse horticulture projects worldwide. So, if you are able to paint heating pipes even faster, then it's worth considering, right? Sebastiaan Hijstek of Horti XS filmed how they do things in a Ukrainian project, with both the purpose educate and entertain.

Iran: Greenhouse development is on the agenda

A total of 2,654 hectares of greenhouses were constructed and 539 hectares were renovated in Iran in the last Iranian year (March 2018-19). These projects have created more than 32,000 direct and 64,000 indirect jobs, Fars News Agency reported. The report also says that the construction and renovation of…

Green light for green fingers research investment

Permission has been granted to deliver the Advanced Technology Horticultural Zone – the first phase of an Innovation Campus at NIAB EMR in East Malling. Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council has given the planning go-ahead for the new science buildings which includes the multi-million pound development of…

China: Large-scale centralized solar heating project put into operation in Lingdong District

A central heating project using solar energy of the agricultural park has been completed and put into operation in the tropical fruit greenhouse base in Lingdong District. The total investment for the project amounts to 7.567 million RMB with 28,000 m2 heating area.   The project adopts the latest high-temperature and…

Haygrove LLC at the upcoming expoSE in Karlsruhe

"Tunnel cultivation is of strategic importance for our planet"

Berry fruit is booming - and has been for several years. Accordingly, local cultivation is becoming increasingly important in order to combine the ubiquitous idea of ​​regionalism with the superfood 'berry'. There are several ways to make growing easier and more productive for producers. With these solutions,…

UAE and Saudi Arabia

Russia: Eco-culture goes East

In 2020, Russian greenhouse company Eco-culture are intending to enter the markets of Asian countries, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia. In November 2019, the holding begins direct shipments to Uzbekistan and in spring, they will start supplying tomatoes in Dubai. This was announced by the company's president, Aleksandr…

Christophe Rousse and Pascal Lorand:

"More light and higher production thanks to diffused glass"

A few years ago, French tomato growers Christophe Rousse and Pascal Lorand, members of the Solarenn growers’ cooperative, invested in Cultilene’s Albarino diffused glass. This glass achieves positive results and a clear added value in practice, as is evident after three growing seasons. Pascal Lorand and…

Russia: New 11 ha greenhouse in Ryazan

Ryazanskie Greenhouse company have completed the first phase of the new 11.25 ha greenhouse complex. Tomatoes are grown in two units now; first crops are planned for November. Soon the growers will begin planting cucumbers. The greenhouse complex will be producing up to 42 thousand tons of cucumbers, 7.9…

China: Greenhouses enable farming in the Gobi desert

Fan Lide, 42, used to be a taxi driver. He is now the owner of 36 greenhouses producing organic vegetables in the barren Gobi desert in northwest China's Gansu Province, and his business has been expanding over the past 10 years. Fan is one of the beneficiaries of the Gobi Farming Program of the Gansu…

US (NE): Defendant dismissed from trial over O'Neill immigration raid

One defendant was dismissed from a complex trial Wednesday over an alleged conspiracy that led to one of the state’s largest immigration raids. An Atkinson businessman, had been accused of money laundering and two charges related to harboring illegal immigrants in connection with a staffing agency…

Estimating the environmental impact of greenhouse vegetable production

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of vegetable production in a greenhouse can be now estimated with Hortinergy. Hortinergy models the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions in g CO2/m² or g CO2/kg product. This will allow growers to estimate greenhouse gas emissions by taking account different parameters: Embodied energy…

100,000 sq.ft. greenhouse

Gotham Greens opens urban ag center in Chicago

Gotham Greens today opened its largest greenhouse in Chicago. The expansion enables Gotham Greens to deliver consumers a year-round supply of fresh produce to keep up with increasing demand from retail, restaurant and foodservice customers across the Midwest. Re imagining a portion of the former Ryerson…

CAN (ON): Kingsville to crack down on greenhouse light pollution

Deputy Mayor Gord Queen brought a motion before council Tuesday night to have greenhouses reviewed for, "dark sky compliance." He says residents near several greenhouses are…

Netherlands: Roof greenhouse part of corruption investigation

A Dutch alderman from The Hague is a suspect in a corruption case.  It's possible that the roof greenhouse on top of De Schilde, which was declared bankrupt last year, was also…

An introductory guide for greenhouse educators

Across the United States, a growing number of schools and educational programs are planting gardens, engaging in Farm to School activities, and integrating plant science into the curriculum. To support and expand these hands-on learning activities, schools are exploring ways to build new infrastructure…

Russian-Dutch coproduction brings 11 ha greenhouse to Novosibirsk

On November 2, 2019, the grand opening of the third stage of the Greenhouse Complex “Sadi Giganta” took place. It is a modern multifunctional agricultural complex using the latest scientific achievements and using innovative, energy-saving technologies. A greenhouse plant for the production of vegetable…

Palestinian greenhouse farmers grow bountiful harvests in Gaza

Thirty farmers in southern Gaza recently participated in a three-day agriculture training on best practices for greenhouse agriculture. Anera organized the training for the Khan Younis farmers to ensure that they can make the most of their new Anera-built greenhouses and grow a variety of crops. One of…

Designed to cover very large areas

The Multyhortus greenhouse, a bridge between reality and innovation

Designed for horticulturists who need to cover very large areas, the Multyhortus greenhouse is suited for this kind of need, designed and built as it is to ensure cost-effectiveness, quality and robustness. Among Lucchini Idromeccanica firm's historical models and bestsellers, today this represents one…

Russia: Greenhouse complex in Chuvashia to produce 20,000 tons of vegetables

The first stage of the Novocheboksarsky greenhouse complex officially opened in Chuvashia with a total production capacity of 20,000 tons of vegetables per year. November 1, 2019, the head of Chuvashia, Mikhail Ignatiev, took part in the grand opening of the Novocheboksarsky Greenhouse Complex. The ceremony…

Qatar, Norway celebrate opening of water-saving greenhouse project

Today, Qatar's first water saving greenhouse pilot project was officially launched as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of industrial cooperation between Norway and Qatar. Attending the ceremony were Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Torbjorn Roe Isaksen, Norway's Minister of Trade and Industry, the…

US (OH): Crestwood High School breaks ground on aquaponics facility

“This is a big day,” shared American Experience Academy teacher Angus McDougell at the recent groundbreaking ceremony on the site of the soon-to-be-built aquaponics greenhouse at the Crestwood High School campus. “It’s been five years in the making.” As administrators and school board members looked on,…

Showcasing Australian greenhouse production to academics from India

Last week, the Centurion University of Technology and Management from Odisha in India sent seven academic staff to the Western Sydney University (WSU) to do a crash course in high, medium and low-tech hydroponic greenhouses. Greenworks were asked to facilitate parts of the training course. It was a…

"Now is the time to test your water"

Irrigation in greenhouses can be a major challenge for some managers because water supply and water quality can considerably affect the success of the crop. However, regular water analysis is not always a common practice in many greenhouses. Considering that water may be coming from many sources…

US (PA): ACRES Project awarded $100,000 Centre Inspires grant to make aquaponics greenhouse a reality

A new addition will be coming to the ACRES Project ⁠— one that aims to create sustainable produce and entrepreneurial opportunities for adults with autism. Founded in 2014 by retired State College Area School District special education instructor Bellamarie Bregar, ACRES — Adults Creating Residential &…

Analysis of the efficiency of greenhouse ventilation using computational fluid dynamics

A systematic analysis of the ventilation process in greenhouses was performed with the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). First, the validity of the model assumptions…

Kenya: She treats eyes by day, farms by night

Carol is an ophthalmic clinical officer at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital, Annex branch, but has an eye for agribusiness. “I have been farming since 2014 out of passion. I love watching plants grow, fruit being harvested and served at the table. My favourite crop is tomato.” Her love for tomatoes grew…

Vietnam: Newly opened greenhouse in Son La is 'part of something bigger'

It might not seem like a big greenhouse that was opened this week in Son La, Vietnam, but it is the start of something bigger. The greenhouse is the first of 13 being opened in the region as part of a social project and, if it’s up to Rene van Rensen with Fresh Studio, the first of many more in the…

UK: Natural Light Growing Centre open for business

Agri-tech innovation centre Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) and its greenhouse innovation partner RIPE Building Services, have officially opened their new high-tech greenhouse facility at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus. The structure, named the Natural Light Growing (NLG) Centre, has…

Greenhouse sanitation: Preparing for a successful season

As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. The cost of greenhouse sanitation is minimal in comparison to the costs associated with fixing problems, such as weeding and chemical pest control. The key to greenhouse sanitation is to have all employees trained to “think clean”…

China: Jiufeng Agricultural Expo Park, selling products and also landscapes

Entering the intelligent sightseeing greenhouse of Xiangshui Jiufeng Agricultural Expo Park, is like entering a fantastic “flower and fruit castle”. The flowers in the garden are blooming, the fruits are fragrant, and more than 360 kinds of unique solanaceous foods have different shapes and colors. It’s…

Dominican Republic: Highland farmers oppose ambitious greenhouse project

The Tireo Development Association on Tuesday warned Environment Minister, Angel Estévez, that they firmly oppose the greenhouse project in ​​Cruz de Cuaba, where the rivers…

Edwin Huybers about Pylot:

"Already 51 greenhouses working with new data platform"

The Pylot data platform was launched at the Greentech. Already 51 greenhouses in 7 countries are working with the system, which was launched by Kubo at GreenTech. Thanks to the platform, growers can actually use the endless flow of information, that can be collected in the greenhouse, in their cultivation. "The information is clearly presented and is usable for the growe…

Kaskieswijzer helps growers with the choice of greenhouse cover

For many crops, the following applies: the more light, the better. That is why it is important for growers with a greenhouse to choose the right greenhouse cover. However, the choice is large. There is a wide range of types of glass and coatings. That is why the Greenhouse Horticulture Business Unit at…

Growing tomatoes in hot countries: keeping ample light inside

Tomato plants need high thermal conditions and lots of light. As a result, greenhouse cultivation is considered as an optimal solution for the production of this type of plant. The Faccio Stefano farm, in the province of Verona, has taken advantage of this cultivation methodology and has recently built a…

Exner Grüne Technik GmbH exhibits for the first time at ExpoSE

Inexpensive foil tunnels, large foil blocks & irrigation and control systems

With the product takeover of the Rovero and S-TEC tunnel series in the spring of 2019, (until then, distribution went via SABTEC LLC, Bad Krozingen), Exner increasingly specialized…

Russia harvests almost 1 million tons of greenhouse vegetables in first nine months of 2019

In the first nine months of 2019, Russian producers harvested 966.7 thousand tons of vegetables grown in protected agricultural production, out of which 897.0 thousand tons…

US (AR): Growing grapes in high tunnels may reduce pests and increase crop yields

High tunnels may help reduce pests and improve yields for grape growers in Arkansas, said Elena Garcia, horticulture professor and researcher for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “High tunnels are plastic-covered structures, similar to greenhouses, but are passively heated and…

Speed up crop rotation by cleaning water system during cultivation

Cleaning the water system during the cultivation is receiving more attention in recent years. And rightfully so, says Harm Vogels from Intracare in Veghel, the Netherlands. “If you keep the water system clean during cultivation with the right products, you will be ready much quicker during the crop…

German office block gets urban rooftop greenhouse

A steel-framed vertical garden cuts through the centre of a brick warehouse-style block in Oberhausen, Germany, topped by a translucent urban greenhouse for agricultural research with a zigzagging roofline. Designed by Berlin-based practice Kuehn Malvezzi, the building combines a five-storey job centre…

Architect Jago van Bergen:

“The future of horticulture lies in the city”

On the roof of the crate warehouse of the REO Auction in the Belgium town of Roeselare, a greenhouse rises with the staggering name; Agrotopia. The project that serves as a research space for Inagro and provides the auction with fresh vegetables is said to finish construction in June 2020. Architect…

China: The aeroponic cultivation in Lishui City

From October 10th to 11th, Lishui held the International Conference on Ecological Value Realization Mechanism and the Closed Summit of Ecology. During the meeting, members of the American Academy of Sciences and professors at Stanford University visited their farm about aeroponic cultivation and vertical…

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Plans for 50 hectare greenhouse project in Iceland

The company Paradise Farms and the municipality of Ölfus have decided to finalize their intention to lease up to 50 hectares intended for green food production and especially…

Cleaning glass with AR coating 100% organically

AG-clean+ from Agrona is a cleaning product for cleaning glass with and without AR coating. The cleaning product is organic, composed of natural plant extracts. It is suitable…

New agrotextiles will be exhibited at Expo Agroalimentaria 2019

Arrigoni S.p.A., the group specialising in the production of protective screens for agriculture, will again be one of the exhibitors at Expo Agroalimentaria, Latin America’s biggest farming industry event, to be held at Irapuato, in Mexico, from 12 to 15 November this year. Arrigoni technical experts…

Malaysian technologies are attracted to the agricultural sector of Uzbekistan

Representatives of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Malaysia met with the Executive Director of CIMES International Sdn. Bhd. Mohd Arshad, in the framework of which issues of further development of bilateral trade, economic and investment cooperation in the field of agriculture were discussed, Dunyo reports.…

Hydroponic greenhouse in Ostellato wins innovation award

On October 30th 2019, Floria and Ernst Gostner, respectively CEO and president of Fri-El Greenhouse, received an award for sustainable innovation thanks to their hydroponic cultivation system in a large unit (12 hectares) in Ostellato, Ferrara. The facility is one of the most technologically-advanced in Europe…

Russia: New 20 ha greenhouse launched in Chechnya

A branch of the YugAgroHolding greenhouse complex has been festively launched in the Grozno region. The Head of the Republic, Mr. Ramzan Kadyrov attended the opening ceremony and congratulated the participants with the launch. He also noted that as of today the Republic can boast 100 ha of greenhouses.   “In the…

Protect your greenhouse from heavy winter snowfalls

While snow can pile up on any rooftop, greenhouse owners have to worry about roof damage long before the average home or business owner. A sudden, heavy snow could also lead to a greenhouse collapse. Hortica has some tips to help you protect your buildings all winter long. Reduce the riskEach snowfall is…

"40% operational margin or your money back"

Controlled Environmental Farming Inc (CEF), through its Licensing Business Model, will guarantee economic results for facilities placed in Urban Farming locations. The economic guarantee comes in the form of a minimum operational margin of at least 40%. In many locations, the operating margin will exceed…


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