Greenhouse

AppHarvest breaks ground on second high-tech greenhouse

AppHarvest has started construction on a second high-tech controlled environment agriculture facility in Central Appalachia. Located in Madison County, KY, the farm, when complete, will exceed 60 acres. The indoor facility will grow non-GMO, chemical pesticide-free fruits and vegetables to be distributed…

ACI Medellín

Colombia: Antioquia to increase agricultural production with state-of-the-art greenhouses

The appearance of the Coronavirus brought along a large challenge regarding the food sourcing of the department of Antioquia, showing the importance of the agricultural sector and the pride of a territory with agro-producers who are harvesting the best quality produce of the country. Antioquia is the…

Corona gives boost to Dutch greenhouse builder in China

The construction of a 17.5 hectare greenhouse near the Chinese city of Shanghai is in full swing. The delivery of the first phase is expected in spring. The greenhouse is a cooperation between Dutch company FoodVentures and Chinese real estate developer Evergrande. FoodVentures CEO Dirk Aleven: "Corona…

Ebtech

Ebtech Glasshouse Systems realizes 7,964.8m² project in three weeks

'Dog legs' couldn't stop this greenhouse project

Ebtech Glasshouse Systems' latest glasshouse project has been completed at the site of W S Bentley Growers Ltd in Yorkshire. The 7,964.8m² completely used glasshouse comprising of 6.4m bays & 4m sections was constructed in just over three weeks, following the foundations being pre done earlier in the…

Almeria, Spain

Project to analyze the use of Turbofog fogging system in intensive greenhouse crops

On October 15, the University of Almería has presented its new R + D + i project, carried out in partnership with the company NaanDanJain Ibérica. The objective is to develop…

GrowSpan

How to optimize a greenhouse for social distancing

It is an indisputable fact that the world as we know it has changed. Working from home is the new normal; social gatherings and activities are drastically limited, and social distancing is required in all public spaces. by Janine Coppola This is a challenging time for businesses, especially for those where…

Biosphere 2

Scientists work in Arizona to reshape desert food production

In the cool shade of solar panels, a lush plot of herbs and vegetables hints at one possible future for farming in the desert. At the moment, that future includes more basil than researchers know what to do with. “We’ve been pulling out pounds of it every week,” said University of Arizona biogeographer…

Lethbridge College

CAN (AB): Brooks Greenhouse gives scientists space to test crops and new tech

An agreement with the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will help Lethbridge College build upon its strengths as an applied research institution. The $2 million agreement adds established infrastructure and experienced staff members to the college’s applied research team and…

Prairie Culture Farms

US (LA): Community helps rebuild greenhouse after damage from storms

An Evangeline Parish greenhouse is getting rebuilt from the ground up with help from the community. The owner of that greenhouse is Turkey Creek's mayor. He's now getting help from the same community he serves. Prairie Culture Farms has provided local produce to Evangeline Parish for 2 years. However,…

Building high-tech in Ghana

After a delay of more than 6 months due to covid-19 measures, the construction of the high-tech greenhouse in Dahwenya has started. This week the inventory of materials and the positioning of the greenhouse on the site will be started. The project is now in progress and a high-tech greenhouse will be built. It differs to the…

Melons ripe in unheated greenhouse in the Arctic region

Scientific Secretary Yulia Ukhatova from the Vavilov Russian Institute of Plant Genetic Resources reports that the Institute’s researches have managed to grow melons and…

Dr. Mette Nielsen on how different aspects of greenhouse climates affect BCAs and the efficacy of IPM

'BCAs are your little employees, treat them like that'

“Biological control agents can be seen as the grower’s little employees and just like people, there are things they need to enable them to work effectively.” This was the opening line from a recent IPM webinar hosted by Autogrow and featuring guest expert Dr. Mette Nielsen, Ph. D. MSc Plant Protection…

First semi-closed greenhouse completed in Shanghai in late October

With a permanent population of 24 million, the average daily consumption demand for vegetables in the international metropolis of Shanghai amounts to about 18,000 tons. However, due to the limited planted area in the urban region, the city’s current vegetable production is far below the market demand. To…

Sayuri hothouse complex

Republic of Yakutia expects a record harvest of cucumbers, tomatoes and greens

Yakutia -also known as Sakha- and officially known as the Republic of Yakutia is a federal Russian republic. It had a population of 958,528 at the 2010 census. This republic…

Airofresh Intl says Gas Phase Feeding is the way of the future

"The fruit doesn't necessarily get much bigger but there is more fruit"

Australian atmosphere management technology company, Airofresh Intl has launched a new and unique system that includes a commercial scale Gas Phase Feeding (GPF) capacity, so growers can capitalise on the benefits of atmosphere-feeding of critical nutrients to greenhouse fruit and vegetables. AiroFresh…

US (KY): Kentucky Fresh Harvest cuts ribbon on new high-tech greenhouse

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, Kentucky Fresh Harvest (KFH), celebrates the realization of a promise made to the community of Stanford with a ribbon cutting ceremony presenting the commonwealth’s first high-tech greenhouse to the public for the first time. The ceremony takes place in the shadow of the…

Russia: Greenhouse arises in permafrost region

A leading Russian metal construction producer, Agrisovgas company, takes part in constructing a unique greenhouse complex in the permafrost region, in Anadyr. Greenhouses by Agrisovgas are suitable for any climatic conditions and can be exploited at a temperature range from -50 to +50 C. “Our company has…

London Design Festival

Tiny greenhouse shows effects of climate change

If you remember the movie Interstellar, you will recall that all the food on their dining table was made from corn – cornbread, corn side dish, whole corn kernels, etc. Why? Because climate change had made the conditions so catastrophic that the planet had only one viable crop left – corn. It also showed…

ReduSystems

Transforming extra light incidence into better production

In the autumn, winter and early spring there is too little sunlight for optimal production. Every percentage point extra light will lead to increased photosynthesis and furthermore helps heat the greenhouse, says Cecilia Stanghellini of Wageningen University & Research. As a physicist, Cecilia…

Vignasol sheets by Agriplast

Diffusion of sunlight in the vineyard protected by hollow glass microspheres

The harvest period encompasses the synthesis of all the care that goes into managing the vineyard and represents the apex of the campaign, which rewards all the work with its fruits. What's behind a successful wine-growing campaign in modern times? Undoubtedly the sacrifices of the grower, but also a lot…

Canada announces funding under Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative

Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Member of Parliament for Bay of Quinte, Neil Ellis, announced funding worth a total of up to…

Driscoll’s and Plenty agree to grow strawberries indoors

Driscoll’s and indoor vertical-farming company Plenty Unlimited Inc. announced a joint development agreement to grow Driscoll’s proprietary flavorful strawberries year-round…

Greenhouse climate control through fogging and misting systems

Water droplets smaller than a human hair

Humidity control is a crucial element of protected agriculture, and one around which the discussion is consistently developing. Whereas relative humidity was previously the main parameter considered by growers, vapor pressure deficit is becoming an industry standard when discussing humidity in…

Pakistan: Greenhouse farming getting popular in Chitral

Greenhouse farming is bringing about a change in the lives of farmers in the high altitude areas of the Chitral district (Pakistan), where normal growing season is limited to…

Tom de Smedt, export manager RKW Hyplast about Grafeno:

"We accidentally discovered the film lets through more PAR light”

Optimal light management, excellent mechanical properties, and very high sulphur resistance are the standards the new RKW Hyplast greenhouse film needs to meet. “It was quite the challenge, but we succeeded. Our new film‘Grafeno’ has become a high quality and pollination-friendly film”, says Tom de…

Turning the principle of a microclimate upside down in Russia

The climate changes due to global warming are already visible in Russia. Temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius in the middle of the country are becoming common in summer. This is one of the determining factors in the selection of greenhouse constructions by the FITO and Greenhouse Technology. For the…

Agroberichten Buitenland

Kazakhstan: Greenhouses worth 21 billion tenge to appear in Shymkent

In Shymkent (Kazakhstan), they began to build greenhouses in the agro-industrial zone. According to the information, the construction of the facilities is planned in two stages. At the first stage in 2020-2021, an industrial greenhouse complex will be built on an area of 30 hectares. "The project worth…

The coupling of nanotechnology and luminescent films to optimize greenhouse light quality

“UbiGro is essentially a layer of light in a greenhouse,” according to UbiQD’s chief of product, Matt Bergren, who enthusiastically described how the company’s UbiGro luminescent greenhouse film and its embedded nanotechnology facilitate light management in greenhouse settings. Based in New Mexico and…

Lufa Farms

CAN (QC): Rooftop greenhouses take urban farming to new heights

Cherry tomato plants tower over Lauren Rathmell’s head in the latest greenhouse built by the company she co-founded, called Lufa. "We train everything vertically, so that we can keep these plants a lot longer than a typical garden tomato plant," she explains. "We're in the probably 15 to 20-foot-long…

Richie Keirouz of Mastronardi Produce on new BC distribution center:

“We’re now strategically located to serve all of North America and beyond”

Mastronardi Produce recently announced the establishment of a new distribution center which will be located in Surrey, British Columbia, in Canada. “The building is completed…

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Russian greenhouse projects struggling to find investors

Agricultural holding Eco-kultura have announced the launch of the second construction phase of a major year-round greenhouse complex, Krugly God in the Boksitogorsk area of the Leningrad region. The first phase, with an overall amount of investments of 31.6 million euros, was launched in April 2014. The…

Chilean entrepreneur grows cherry tomatoes in the driest desert in the world

Pietro Alberti, an entrepreneur from Arica, received the support of the Luksic Foundation's Impulso Chileno program to launch an ambitious project: growing tomatoes in a…

Edible Garden advances sustainable produce category with patented greenhouse technology

"We control the entire growing process from 'seed to store'"

Edible Garden, an agriculture-technology company that operates advanced environmentally controlled greenhouses and indoor hydroponic farms under stringent food safety protocols, announces its commitment to a sustainable future of next generation farming with Zero-Waste Inspired innovation. The company's…

BrightFarms

US (PA): Government funding for greenhouse expansion

Governor Tom Wolf announced two new low-interest loan approvals through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will assist in the construction of a produce growing, processing, and warehouse facility in Snyder County and the demolition, renovation, and construction of an existing…

John Innes Centre

UK: £5m funding award for John Innes Centre to modernise horticultural facilities

A multi-million-pound project to modernise the horticultural facilities at John Innes Centre has been approved. The £5.1m upgrade is funded by UKRI-BBSRC. Work will begin in Autumn 2020, and the project set to be completed by March 2021.  The company's Horticultural Services support the world-renowned science…

GE Current donates horticulture lighting fixtures to The Ohio State University

GE Current, a Daintree company has gifted 272 horticultural lighting fixtures to The Ohio State University to benefit the university’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The Arize Element L1000 LED fixtures will illuminate a state-of-the-art greenhouse being built within the new…

Grapevines in a greenhouse

Guillaume Grapevine Nursery is set up for ongoing success. Nursery Manager Simon Delbos reported that his ATI greenhouse is ready to perform at a high-level starting next year, he said. “The plan is to grow 150,000 wine grapevines in each turn, with potentially three turns every year depending on our orders.” Growing grapevines…

“We are pleased to see the Finnish Lettuce Model be applied more and more around the world”

About one year ago, we wrote an article with the title; Growing Lettuce Locally: how close can you get? The article focused on how Finnish greenhouse growers have achieved price and cost parity with field grown produce. The climate in Finland makes it challenging to grow in the fields due to a very short…

Chinese scientists decrypt the genetic code of the native bumblebee

Recently, under the leadership of the Institute of Bee Research of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and in cooperation with many domestic and foreign scientific research institutions, the high-quality reference genome sequences of 16 species of domestic bumblebees in China have been drawn for…

Afghanistan: Women in Samangan trained in greenhouse management skills

Acted Institute, with the financial support of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), trained 200 women under the alternative livelihood project in the production of greenhouse vegetables in Aibak and Hazrat Sultan districts of Samangan province, and launched irrigation and livestock in…

Bas van der Elst, Hendic:

"More focus on stored water quality"

The floating tarpaulins used in Dutch water silos are sufficient for now. However, there's a growing demand for steel roofs for these silos. Bas van der Elst of Hendic, says, "Steel is solid. It can take a beating. Then storms aren't a problem. And if there's a lot of snow, also, no problem." Wind and…

Greendomo project

Tecnova promotes the development of greenhouses for intensive crops in urban environments

The Tecnova Technological Center is working with the Novagric, Polímero Gestión Industrial, Alarcontrol, and Induser companies in the Greendomo project to develop an intensive…

Saaraketha

A first for Sri Lanka:

Zero carbon smart greenhouse project

When people think of greenhouses, we tend to think of the cold hills of Nuwara Eliya, old fashioned English homes and Victorian botanical gardens full of exotic plants. We don’t tend to think high tech, modern or organic, and we certainly don’t think of Anuradhapura, the capital of Sri Lanka. This is…

Video on interpreting irrigation water quality

A new YouTube video by Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension describes how to sample, interpret, and solve chemical issues for water used to irrigate greenhouses and nurseries. Dr. Fisher introduces the free online WaterQual tool on the www.cleanwater3.org website to interpret…

Kingpeng

Greenhouse project in Chinese wetland park

"With this project, we can almost harvest and supply grapes year-round"

Nowadays, there are 898 national wetland parks all over China. The wetland parks or wetland nature reserves were built to protect rare species like birds, trees, fish, plant varieties etc. The building of wetland parks is a very important part of China's National Wetland Conservation Action Plan. Without…

"Raspberries in the summer in the desert? No way!"

How do you get raspberries to grow in the desert? Well, one way is by upgrading your farm with some greenhouse technology, as one grower from Israel can tell you. Metania Freuind is a second generation grower of blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. As the farm got bigger, he and the team started understanding…

Turkey: 3,000 hectares of greenhouse tomatoes are grown in Kumluca, Antalya

The growers in the Kumluca region of Antalya (Turkey) are preparing for the tomato production in 2020 – 2021 season. The growers have started planting 3,000 hectares of tomato production area in their greenhouses. The greenhouses cover around 5,500 in the region with around 65% of it used for tomato…

Another 20 hectares of high-tech greenhouses for tomatoes

"We currently own 10 hectares of greenhouses, which will become 20 in 2021 and 30 in 2022. We are also focusing on widening our tomato range," explains Alessio Orlandi, sales manager of Fri-El. Click here for the photo gallery Greenhouses being built on 10 hectares, which will be ready for production in…

Save energy in the fall

Changing seasons means it's time to reassess your lighting and watering goals for the Fall. As you know, greenhouse energy costs account for a significant share of a grow operation costs. Using…

Chicago area gardeners face uneven landscape when it comes to rules on using hoop houses

Yvonne Agnello-Adams loves her Chicago backyard garden where she grows zucchini, beans, lettuce, herbs, cucumbers and tomatoes. But every October she’s forced to harvest a pile of green tomatoes that haven’t had a chance to ripen on the vine when the cold weather hits. And she’s tired of going through…

Greenhouse construction in Iceland: “A boiler is not needed here”

Greenhouse construction in Iceland requires a slightly different type of expertise, than greenhouse construction in the Netherlands. In Iceland, there is geothermal heat, which you can use in greenhouse construction. The water boils upwards and is around 90 to 100 degrees Celsius. Geothermal heat like…

Greenhouse production areas increasing rapidly in Erzincan, Turkey

The Turkish city of Erzincan is known for its vegetable production, and the greenhouse production areas in the city are expected to surpass 50 hectares with recent investments. Most of the greenhouses are built through the state-incentive program which funds 75% of the greenhouses' construction costs.…

UK: £50m huge ‘low carbon fresh produce’ greenhouses plan rejected

Plans have been rejected for a pair of 7.6 hectare greenhouses located directly between Dwr Cymru’s Five Fords Waste-Water Treatment Works and SecAnim Abattoir, which appears…

Creating jobs for South Korean youth with developmental disabilities

The boom of smart farming is bringing various developments and changes to the Korean society as well as its agricultural industry. Related to this development, the Agricultural Counsellor at the Dutch embassy in Seoul, has visited the Purme foundation and learned about a very special projects underway.…

"More glass than The Shard"

Huge tomato greenhouses nearing completion in Norwich

A huge tomato greenhouse is nearing completion outside Norwich – part of a £120m project using more glass than The Shard skyscraper in London. The 'world-first' low-carbon farming project on the Crown Point Estate at Kirby Bedon is due to enter its 'testing and commissioning' phase this autumn, said…

Turkish municipality turns greenhouse waste into organic fertilizer

Kepez municipality in Antalya, Turkey, has a processing facility where all the collected plant waste from greenhouses is collected and processed to produce organic fertilizers. 5 tonnes of greenhouse waste are processed daily in the facility to create 1.5 tonnes of organic fertilizer. The organic…

Turkish grower invents device to speed up planting

An entrepreneur in Kahramanmaras, Turkey has developed a so-called tree path apparatus to help growers in their production. The entrepreneur has already filed for a patent for this invention, which could be used in tomato and cucumber production. The apparatus helps the seedlings to stay upright without…

ONfloriculture

OMAFRA webinar on nutrients and the microbiome

If you missed the OMAFRA-led webinar on microbiomes in your greenhouse water, and how that affects plant health, you can find the recording below. See this blog post for some background on why this is the newest field in water and nutrient management. Meeting Recording – view here. Access Passcode: V#i94goW…

Lufa Farms on Instagram

0-km fruit and vegetables in Montreal

When you think of greenhouses, you may immediately think of Holland and its endless expanses of glass-covered land. But the biggest urban commercial rooftop greenhouses are instead located in Montreal. They belong to Lufa Farms, the company founded by Lauren Rathmell and Mohamed Hage in 2009 and they’re…

'Bobcat' allows growers to kickstart their greenhouse career

Want to know the secret to keeping your crops healthy and your harvests full, even through the winter? Covered growing—especially under the protection of a greenhouse. But here’s the problem: for a lot of beginners and backyard growers, the cost of equipment for season extension and backyard growing has…

500,000 sq.ft. greenhouse project launched in Sri Lanka

Saaraketha, an organic fresh fruit and vegetable retailer, has launched a greenhouse project that is expected to change the face of Sri Lankan organic agriculture. The new…

Finland: Hattula berry farm made raspberry cultivation a top business

Thanks to new cultivation techniques applied in Finland, domestic raspberries will start to be picked at the end of September. At the end of September, the strawberry…

Intergrow breaks ground on newest 10 acre expansion

US (NY): "An ideal climate for the greenhouses and in close proximity to major markets"

Earlier this month construction began on Intergrow’s newest expansion in New York. The site will be a 10acre lit greenhouse, located within 24 hours of nearly 60% of the U.S. population. The facility will bring new jobs to Upstate NY and bring more fresh, local produce through the winter months. “We’ve…

Red Sun Farms

Bringing year-round local supply to Canada by lighting up greenhouses

Red Sun Farms, a North American greenhouse grower with locations in Canada, USA, and Mexico, are embracing technology by lighting up a high-tech greenhouse to bring a year-round supply from Canada. There are three distinct projects underway in support of year-round Ontario grown produce: First, a new state of…

Third stage of Sayuri greenhouse complex opened in Yakutsk, Russia

On September 25 this year in Yakutsk, a solemn ceremony was held for the commissioning of the third stage of the year-round greenhouse complex 'Sayuri'. As part of the first stage of the third phase, Sayuri installed four new greenhouse blocks with a total area of ​​0.8 hectares, in which cucumbers and…

Mastronardi Produce to release new lettuce line: Queen of Greens

It is a little-known fact that Mastronardi Produce, the company behind the world’s first branded tomato, actually has its roots in lettuce. In the 1940’s, when Armando…

New Zealand project to increase tomato yield in winter

A new tomato venture in Northland could go some way in easing the spike in tomato prices seen during the winter period. Rohe Produce Limited plans to build a $70 million, 8.9-hectare, high-tech glasshouse at Marsden Point to grow organic speciality tomatoes. The glasshouse will be the first of its kind…

Shading and cooling agents increasingly important in Chinese greenhouse sector

According to Rui Xue Global, the partner of ReduSystems coatings in China, February and March are normally the peak sales period of shading and cooling agents. However, this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected logistics and production. The company has actively taken measures to move their…

Leona Neill with Red Sun Farms

"Snacking line will be the show focus"

Supplies of greenhouse peppers and tomatoes from Mexico look to be even right now. Kingsville, ON’s Red Sun Farms, which is bringing in these supplies, will highlight its Sweetpops, Sweetpeaks and Sweetpeps products at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit taking place virtually October 13-15. “These have the…

New 5 ha greenhouse complex launched in Volgograd

LLC Ovoschevod (producing under the brand name Botanika), have launched a new greenhouse complex with the acreage of 5 ha for transplant seedlings growing. The general…

CASI leads a project to improve tomato cultivation in Almería

The Almeria-based companies CASI, Criado y López S.L. (CyL) and KIMITEC are working in partnership with the University of Almería and Fundación Cajamar on the S3 project. With…

Rise in interest for sustainably grown food

Few industries have not experienced an impact from COVID-19 in one way or another. For the horticulture industry, there’s been a resurgence of the home gardener and an interest in sustainability. With many still fairly isolated to their homes, families are heading out to enjoy the natural world right…

Italian chili peppers increasingly popular abroad

Italian quality and origin make the difference in the chili pepper segment, especially considering that there are a lot of products being imported from abroad. "Chili peppers are without doubt one of the most popular spices in Italy - and in some regions in particular - thanks to their intense color, flavor…

Another highly educated agronomist joined Teplichny

An agronomist is one of the major occupations today as these specialists are in high demand in newly opening greenhouse complexes, nurseries and conservatories. That is why young people willingly chose this occupation. So did Alexander Tarasenko, who has completed a course in agronomy in the Far East…

Quebec aims for food autonomy with major greenhouse farming project

Concerned that Quebec might one day be unable to import essential foods like fruits and vegetables during a crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic, Premier François Legault…

North Gibson school opens discussion whether to add greenhouse for students

The North Gibson School Board will open up discussion on the addition of greenhouse for student use, following a proposal on how it would be utilized. Board member Amy Bingham…

"Our customers love fresh herbs and new flavours, so we keep growing our range based on consumer demand"

More New Zealanders set to have access to premium herbs thanks to new online and delivery service

New Zealand's coronavirus restrictions have led to one of the country's leading herb producers to make their range available to more consumers, through the creation of an online store. Superb Herb Sales and Marketing Manager Brigitte Hannett says they can courier all herbs nationwide overnight, and so…

Greenhouse grower broadly expands across the US East Coast

Little Leaf Farms, which grows crunchy baby green lettuce in the United States, is doubling its sun-drenched, greenhouse-growing capacity to 10 acres of lettuce fields under glass, producing more than two million packages of lettuce each month, and broadening distribution of the fan-favorite greens to…

An innovative cold-drying system ensures the best possible preservation

Tasty dried herbs from Sicily

"The production of aromatic herbs that keep their organoleptic properties at their best, just like freshly harvested, is now possible, and we have fully succeeded in doing this, thanks to technology". This was expressed by Luciano Internicola (photo), speaking of the Aromathica brand, which is owned by a non-profit organization…

New high-tech glasshouse at Marsden Point

Increasing tomato yields in winter - New project in New Zealand

Rohe Produce Limited is planning to build a $70 million, 8.9-hectare, high-tech glasshouse at Marsden Point, focused on growing organic speciality tomatoes. The glasshouse…

16 greenhouses of 9200 m2

Gakon joins sewage treatment project in Egypt

To aid in the solution for clean water in Egypt, Gakon joined a sewage treatment project which is under construction in Egypt, in the east of the Suez Canal. The project contains the treatment of wastewater and agricultural wastewater from the sewer system Bahr El-Baqar. To ease the water shortage in the…

Georgiana Stanciu about Holland Farming's bell peppers

“We are the only ones in Romania growing bell pepper in a hydroponic system"

Holland Farming BV is a Dutch distributor of agricultural and horticultural inputs. The company has its headquarters in the Netherlands, and a regional office in Boekarest, Romania with an advanced laboratory for analysis of soil and fertilizers. Next to that they have their own bell pepper greenhouse,…

Idromeccanica Lucchini

Choosing the best greenhouse film

Choosing the right cover is very important when talking about greenhouses. The most suitable films and technologies must be selected according to specific crop needs or climate conditions.  Thanks to its constant work with agricultural entrepreneurs, Idromeccanica Luchcini can supply the knowledge needed to…

Qatar University

Qatar University to develop solar greenhouse

Qatar University’s Solar Greenhouse project is funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), National Priority Research Program (NPRP), in collaboration with Department of Agricultural Research of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME). During the past 15 years, Qatar witnessed rapid…

Inuvik Greenhouse

from jalapeños to flowers:

Arctic greenhouse network provides locals with everything fresh

Beneath the clear, polycarbonate dome encasing a former hockey arena, Ray Solotki, executive director of the Inuvik Community Greenhouse, tends to flourishing beds of vegetables and flowers. Temperatures in Inuvik, a 3,200-person Canadian town located 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle, can plummet…

Arizona tomato grower responds to ToBRFV in their tomato plants

Organic certified produce grower and distributor Wholesum Harvest is in the process of burning all the plants inside one of its greenhouses after they were infected with…

Urban Greenhouse Challenge'2 participants share experiences

Meet the urban greenhouse developers of the future

Create a liveable and healthy environment for urban dwellers, ensuring that a city can feed itself sustainably. That's the premise of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge, the second edition of which ended in August with the announcement of the winners. We spoke with the three winners, Team Bagua, Team KAS and…

Bom Group on LinkedIn

State-of-the-art greenhouse project in England

Bom Group is building a new greenhouse. In the video you can see how the project is developing. The project is a total of 290,000 m2, with a state-of-the-art sustainable greenhouse.  Source: Bom Group on LinkedIn.

Pakistani agriculture experts advise farmers to start summer vegetable cultivation in tunnels

Pakistani agriculture experts have advised farmers to start cultivation of summer vegetables in tunnels with the advent of October and complete it by mid of November. A…

Caucasus Business Week

Republic of Georgia

Glenberries plans construction of 300-hectares hothouse

Chilled fruit and vegetable processing and storage company Glenberries is set to arrange a hothouse on 300 hectares in two years, investing GEL 200 million (€52 mln) in the project implementation. Company founder Rafael Maghalashvili stated that the market demands natural and high-quality products, but…

Greenhouses from then to now

What is a greenhouse? A greenhouse is a building with walls and roof made primarily of transparent material, in which plants are grown. The interior of a greenhouse exposed to sunlight is…

Iqaluit greenhouse poised to expand growing season

During any other year, the Iqaluit Greenhouse Society in Nunavut, the most Northern territory of Canada, would have roughly four weeks left in its growing season, but now and…

Aquafarm on Facebook

'Secret' sustainable fresh produce farm in the heart of Leicester

There is a sustainable fresh food farm in the heart of Leicester which uses fish waste to fertilise crops. Rameez Chenia, 27 and Azhar Hussain, 28, established Aquafarm, which uses a system called aquaponics, three years ago as a passion project. Fresh mint, cucumbers and tomatoes. Photo: Aquafarm on…

CO2 GRO Inc. announces commercial feasibility at Iowa strawberry greenhouse

Toronto based CO2 GRO Inc. is pleased to announce that it will install a Commercial Feasibility CO2 Delivery Solutions VCO2 system in a portion of Iowa based DeJong…

Sunset

"Greenhouse campus a game changer for S.C. farming"

"Over the next two years, several hundred acres of land near Early Branch, South Carolina will be transformed into greenhouses for farming. Using recycled rainwater and high-tech climate controls, farming companies will grow tomatoes, leafy greens, berries and other crops safely and sustainably. Another…

iFarm

Determining plant weight with photos

iFarm together with EORA have completed the development of a new neural network model, allowing growers to determine the weight of a plant by its photo. The autonomous surveillance system for plant monitoring is based on artificial intelligence technologies, computer vision in particular. Cameras fixed…

South Essex Fabricating set to build largest greenhouse in North America

"The sheer size of this pepper greenhouse makes it a remarkable project"

South Essex Fabricating is currently working on an innovative twenty-nine-hectare high-efficiency pepper greenhouse located in Leamington, Ontario.  "As the largest greenhouse construction project to date in North America, the design, planning, and delivery of this high-tech facility is a formidable challenge," says…

Pure Hothouse Foods

10 hectares of tomatoes and cucumbers

Pure Hothouse Foods fills up new Leamington facility

Construction at Phase II of Pure Hothouse Foods is being wrapped up. Last week, over 140,000 tomato plants were planted, and in a few weeks 130,000 cucumber plants are due to arrive at the 10 hectare - 25 acre - project. Owners Jamie Moracci, Jeff Moracci and Matt Mastronardi are proud to see the new…

Quinton Edwards

UK: Glasshouse nursery for sale in Yorkshire

Quinton Edwards is offering to the market a compact organic glasshouse nursery 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…

Adil Celebiyev

Armenian exports of greenhouse products increasing

Exports of several products from Armenia have increased, despite the COVID crisis that essentially delivered a blow to virtually all sectors of that nation’s economy.…

Smart greenhouse provides Chinese town with fresh veggies

Departing from Zhaojue County in China, heading west along National Highway 356, about 30 minutes' drive, you will arrive at the Fuzhao Modern Agricultural Industrial Park in Sikai Township, Zhaojue County. This is one of the key projects to help Zhaojue County in Fucheng District, Mianyang City. The…

Russia: 15 ha greenhouse complex to be constructed in Tver region

The government of the Tver region (Russia) have discussed financial support of an investment project in Kuvshinovo town. The construction of the greenhouse complex is carried…

Experts weigh in

Agroparks in the U.S. - a horn of plenty for investors?

America is known as the land of opportunity. When it comes to greenhouse horticulture though, there's still a world to win. With a large amount of greenhouse vegetables being imported from Canada and Mexico, and food production not always concentrated in the highly populated East and West Coast, there is…

Greenhouses produce steady income for Chinese villagers

With seven greenhouses producing fruit and vegetables, Gao Houfeng no longer worries about food. Gao and his family moved to Liuhu town, Yumen city, Gansu province, from their…

Russia: Farmer's School to educate future growers

The specialists of Russian cultivation company AIC Eco-kultura will become the ambassadors of the unique project Farmer’s School by Rosselkhozbank and will take upon themselves the task of educating the participants in the basics, the nuances and the practical matters of the greenhouse business. The…

Red Sun Farms

High-tech greenhouse investments in Canada, the USA, and Mexico

Red Sun Farms, a vertically integrated high-tech greenhouse grower with locations in Canada, USA, and Mexico, responds to customer demands for locally grown produce with investment in all three countries. Red Sun Farms continues to grow year over year, but the investments made in 2020 are outpacing the…

Kuwait retailer enters multi-year offtake partnership with Pure Harvest

The Sultan Center, a large supermarket and general merchandise retailer in Kuwait, has secured a strategic multi-year, commercial offtake agreement with Pure Harvest Smart Farms. Through this first-of-its-kind partnership, Pure Harvest will build a dedicated high tech farm producing many varieties of…

US (IL): BrightFarms celebrates opening of Chicagoland greenhouse expansion

BrightFarms has opened a new expansion to its Rochelle, IL greenhouse. The increase in production will support BrightFarms continued growth in the market, including a 34% jump in year over year sales with Mariano’s. The 160,000 square-foot greenhouse opened in 2016 to provide retailers with a fresher and…

Greenhouse expansion on track in Iran

A total of 1,476 hectares of greenhouses were built and expanded across Iran in the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 20 - Aug. 21), according to the deputy…

Somalian farmers adopt greenhouse farming to beat hunger

The collapse of the central government in Somalia in the early 1990s affected farming adversely as extension services and export of produce came to a halt. Nevertheless, local…

Fertilizer Daily

Russian greenhouse growers turn to LED

Oreon has entered the Russian market and will supply LED fixtures to the Agrokultura Group and Yelets Vegetables. These two companies are major players in the market and have been introduced to Oreon through their partnership with Lumex M. Agrokultura GroupThe Agrokultura Group is established…

Russia: 93 thousand tons of produce harvested by Lipetsk growers

The growers of the Russian Lipetsk region have collected over 93 thousand tons of greenhouse vegetables since the beginning of the year. It exceeds the data of the same period of the last year, when 68.4 thousand tons were collected, by 36%. The crop distribution is as follows: 53.6 thousand tons of…

Growing partner & marketing partner required for a truly unique growing system

Redfox Executive Selection and Beanstalk Global have been exclusively commissioned by a client that develops businesses which have a positive impact on the world to source them two new commercial partners. "Our client’s team is passionate about starting and growing businesses and continues to work with…

Besseling Techniek introduces #roofwashertuesday

With the peak of summer behind us, the days are getting shorter and growers in the Northern Hemisphere are preparing for fall. Screen products (chalk) and coatings are removed from the glass and the desire for a clean greenhouse roof is once again topical. The amount of requests for a roof washing…

Government of DC

Rec center's rooftop garden provides 600 pounds of veggies, fruits per week

When the Edgewood Recreation Center opened last year in Northeast D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser said she wanted it to be a place to "play, learn, and even grow fresh produce."…

Russia: Tomato volume in Stavropol increased by 13%

Growers in Stavropol (Russia) have picked 45.4 thousand tons of greenhouse tomatoes since the beginning of 2020, which is 13% more than in the same period of 2019. Stavropol is one of the three regions leading in greenhouse tomato crop collection, reported the first Deputy Minister of Agriculture of…

Turkey: High school students grow produce in a hydroponic greenhouse equipped with robotic systems

High school students in Bartin, Turkey are learning about greenhouse production and high-tech greenhouse production know-how. As a part of the project, the students are learning about hydroponic production in a remote-controlled greenhouse. The students were involved in all parts of the production…

US (SC): Agriculture Technology Campus establishing 1,000-acre operation

Agriculture Technology Campus, a joint venture project between Mastronardi, Clear Water Farms, LiDestri Food and Drink (LiDestri) and GEM Opportunity Zone Fund, announced plans to establish a state-of-the-art, 1,000-acre agriculture technology campus in Hampton County, South Carolina. The combined $314…

Vivianna Greene and Brittney Bubb

North Shore Greenhouses names new Marketing Manager and Creative Director

With overall growth at the forefront of their plans for 2021, North Shore Greenhouses, Inc. named Vivianna Greene as Marketing Manager and promotes Brittney Bubb to Creative…

HVAC systems explained

Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling (HVAC) systems are designed to maintain optimal greenhouse growing conditions, which vary according to the crop grown, time of year, and local climate restrictions.…

Turkish greenhouse construction companies focus on 4 major markets

Turkish greenhouse construction companies are rapidly expanding their operations and they are also building greenhouses in Iran, Iraq, and Turkic countries. Turkish Greenhouse Construction Companies Association (SERKONDER) Chairman Halil Kozan: “The industry has exported 270 million USD so far in the…

High-tech greenhouses could be the future of agriculture

In a small town in Eastern Kentucky, the future of agriculture is growing. A 2.76 million-square-foot facility is being created on 60 acres of land which will utilize…

ReduSystems

"Use the right cleaning agent to remove coating"

"Our coatings are developed to prevent them from quickly wearing off. When they are no longer useful at the end of the season, ReduClean is the only way to remove them effectively. Because we have coatings with different properties, we have also developed different types of ReduClean," says the team with…

Towards self-sufficiency - Russia reaches three thousand hectares of greenhouses

Ever since Russia introduced the ban on European fresh produce, it has been focusing on its own domestic production. But the Russian climate does not always favor long production cycles, so the country is mainly focusing on greenhouse production. It mainly grows tomatoes and cucumbers, followed by bell…

Turkey: Hydroponic greenhouse strawberries waiting to be harvested

An entrepreneur from the Turhal district of Tokat (Turkey) is planning to grow 110 tons of strawberries in the hydroponic greenhouse he has built. The greenhouse is about 5,000 square meters in size and the production is completely soilless. There are about 115,000 strawberry seedlings in the greenhouse…

Lufa Farms

World's biggest rooftop greenhouse opens in Montreal

Building on a new hanging garden trend, a greenhouse atop a Montreal warehouse growing eggplants and tomatoes to meet demand for locally sourced foods has set a record as the largest in the world. It's not an obvious choice of location to cultivate organic vegetables -- in the heart of Canada's…

Due to resistance from the Greens and Pro Natura

Aargau greenhouse zone smaller than planned

Birmenstorf farmers (Canton Aargau) would now like more greenhouses: In the community, the existing special agricultural zone for vegetable farms should therefore have been…

Turkey: Tomato greenhouses employ young women and stop their migration from the city

A 1.3-hectare greenhouse built in the Silopi district of Sirnak, a city located in the southeastern region of Turkey, has become an important source of income for local women. The greenhouse employs 15 women; the women who had to travel to other cities to find employment, are now comfortably working in…


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