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Cravo retractable peaked roof greenhouses turn 30 years old

It was all the way back in 1990 when Donald Layser from Layser’s Plants and Flowers in Myerstown Pennsylvania wanted to protect his outdoor spring crops from the frost and rain. The retractable flat roof houses had already been in operation for 8 years but they were not capable of keeping rain off the…

US (CT): AmHydro launches new facility to serve marginalized communities in Torrington

After years of planning, ground was broken on a new hydroponic farm project called "CT Food4Thought" that is going to bring fresh, nutritious, pesticide-free food to local food banks, shelters, soup kitchens, and schools to communities throughout Connecticut. In addition to that, the farm will also…

Turkish municipality uses waste management facility to grow tomatoes

The Kayseri municipality in Turkey has set up a waste management facility in 2013, and now the methane gas emitted from processed waste is used to generate 38 million kilowatts of electricity annually. The hot water which emerges during the electricity generation is used in the heating of the…

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Manhattan rooftop greenhouse restaurant

Indoor dining in New York City is delayed indefinitely, but when Ampia Restaurant & Rooftop in the Financial District opens next week, guests can still dine privately—in a…

Guide sheds light on growing vine crops and their lighting requirements

Pepper, tomato and cucumber crops require consistent levels of light for year round production. There are many things to consider before investing in a lighting solution and understanding your growing environment – and the goals you want to achieve – will help in choosing a system that best suits your…

From building supplies to tomato greenhouses

One of the largest players in the Chinese market, a company which is specialized in building supplies, is expanding its activities into the greenhouse industry, with multiple tomato greenhouse tomato projects.  This is a relatively new business for them, but they are very ambitious and want to build greenhouses all…

India: New naturally ventilated poly greenhouse at Krishi Bhawan

Principal Secretary Agriculture Production Department, Navin Kumar Choudhary, inaugurated a newly upgraded naturally ventilated poly greenhouse at Krishi Bhawan Talab Tillo.…

Creative grower walks on stilts to reach top leaves

In the recent rainy season, there are often sudden heavy rains, which have a great impact on agriculture. Farmer Ke Jingfa has mechanical expertise. He cooperates with agricultural companies to develop automatic control instruments. Storage, filtration, purification, and sprinkling of water can be…

A hydroponic greenhouse at 2km altitude

The ancient county of Huize, located in the northeast of Yunnan, China, has an altitude of 2120 m, an average annual temperature of 12.7 °C, strong sunshine, and a large temperature difference between day and night, which is very suitable for the production of leafy vegetables. Here, there is a…

5 hectare tomato greenhouse launched in Turkmenistan

Halan Dogan enterprise have launched a new greenhouse in Maryjsky vayalat in Turkmenistan. The complex was constructed by Dört paslyň berekedi enterprise. The company are planning to grow a tomato variety from Turkey and collect 1200 tons of crops from an acreage of 5 ha. The head of the Halal Dogan…

Inagro

New rooftop research greenhouse in Belgium

The building of Dakserre Agrotopia (Rooftop Greenhouse Agrotopia), recently started. This project originated from Inagro's need to renew the current research greenhouse. Since space is limited in Belgium, the company made the choice to build this new greenhouse atop the REO auction building in Roeselare.…

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South Korean tomato farmer built semi-closed greenhouse

On 24 June 2020, the first semi-closed greenhouse built by a Korean farmer in collaboration with Dutch technology opened in Buyeo county, South Chungcheong province in South Korea. The greenhouse Woodeumgee Farm which grows tomatoes was selected for a subsidy program by the Korean government in 2017. Opening…

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UK farmer offers disused land to growers following COVID-19

Since the dawning of COVID-19 many UK fruit and vegetable growers are investigating new growing methods such as vertical farming to increase outputs and ensure supermarkets a healthy supply of produce. However, it’s not just the existing growers that are looking to contribute to the security and…

Cost-effective embedded platform for greenhouse environment control

A new paper presents the development of a cost-effective automatic system for greenhouse environment control. The architectural and functional features were analyzed in the context of the realization of a controlled-environment agricultural system through all its stages: installation, deployment of the…

Revol Greens announces growth in Minnesota and California

US: Company expands greenhouse locations and welcomes senior staff

Revol Greens announced the expansion of its Minnesota greenhouse from two to 10 acres. This is now the largest greenhouse in the U.S. dedicated to baby leaf lettuce. In addition, Revol Greens has appointed a new CEO, Mark Schulze, along with seven new senior team members who bring robust produce-industry…

"Canadians take note, now is the time to invest in greenhouse production"

Now is the time for more Canadian farms to learn about and invest in advanced greenhouse food production. The impacts from the pandemic opens the possibility for visionary changes to Canadian food systems. Not only can greenhouse production increase food security among vulnerable populations, the…

Virtual greenhouse 'field' trip

School may be out for the summer, but that doesn't mean learning has to stop, thinks CropKing. They partnered with EarthEcho International and created content that can help teachers or parents. The content discusses hydroponics, greenhouse growing, local food, climate change and sustainable agricultural practices. One of the…

Churilovo

Russian grower replaces old lights with LED

Agricultural complex Churilovo have renovated the lighting format: regular lamps were replaced with contemporary LED ones, which are more economical, long-lasting and durable. Currently, LED lighting is applied in Churilovo to cucumber growing on an acreage of 4 ha. According to the grower, the…

The pole position of greenhouses

“We often have far too romantic views of food production, especially in Western Europe and the United States," says Sander van Golberdinge, Public Affairs Manager of Grodan, in this Gro-pinion. When it comes to sustainability and health, we all think too quickly about organic agriculture and horticulture. Until you know the…

Rost

Russian grower plans 17 ha greenhouse complex in Nizhny Novgorod

In 2020, Rost, one of the biggest vegetable producers in Russia, are planning to open a greenhouse complex in the city of Bor (Nizhny Novgorod) at the cost of 65.5 million euros. The acreage of the first phase of the greenhouse complex should comprise 17.3 ha. It is planned to grow cucumbers and tomatoes…

Revolution Farms

US (MI): Indoor farm expanding greenhouse

Revolution Farms will be adding 2 acres to its indoor greenhouse. The indoor farm, located at 2901 76th St. SE, Caledonia, will be adding 87,000 square feet of greenhouse space. Construction started in February, is expected to be completed in July by Pioneer Construction and fully operational by the end…

Red Cherry on-the-Vine

Excitement around virtual tomato taste testing

Not being able to see each other in person has resulted in exhibitors of United Fresh’ virtual trade show taking the opportunity to present themselves online. Many opted to show videos, telling their companies’ stories and attendees have shown great interest for them. Some companies took it one step…

Teplichny: 39 years in the greenhouse

Ms. Valentina Nikolaevna Elina knows all about the agricultural technologies related to cucumbers and tomatoes as she has worked in the industry for more than 39 years. She remembers how she first came to the production unit as well as the working conditions back then and why the trolleys loaded with…

Daniel Mosquera of MamaMia Produce:

“Demand for our mini cucumbers is higher now than it was pre-pandemic”

Snacking products have become increasingly popular in recent years, but MamaMia Produce has been supplying the market with their mini cucumbers for the past 15 years. Daniel Mosquera says: “We were actually one of the first companies to get the item into retail stores, when it was still relatively…

What will the urban greenhouse of the future look like?

The market for fresh produce in China is looking very interesting. With a growing middle class, and safely produced, healthy food being high on the agenda in light of the current pandemic, all the ingredients are there for growth. So it's no surprise that China was chosen as the location for the second…

How climate screens can guide tomatoes through summer

Although they are innovative but often deliberately not in the frontline, Vereijken Nurseries is the first Dutch company in exposed tomato cultivation where the Harmony 1315 O FR has been installed. "In 2018 we built a new greenhouse," says co-owner Eric Vereijken. "We first looked at the type of glass.…

Adapting climate and watering to coatings

Coatings soften the greenhouse climate; this provides an opportunity to change how the climate and watering are controlled. Two crop advisors discuss the principles that apply to tomatoes, gerbera and alstroemeria. “The cooling force in a greenhouse is the crop itself. In the summer it is important to lower…

Social distancing greenhouse dining rooms

The Cartford Inn in Little Eccleston, Lancashire, has installed greenhouse-like dining pods that allow social distancing while having dinner. Sitting in the greenhouses with up to four people, you'll always be two metres apart from the people next to you.  British people are eager to get back to the pub, as…

Chinese shoppers tune in to watch the tomatoes grow

"They are really beautiful, like a string of gems, green and red. Hello, friends in this live room. This is the Suning Carrefour Beijing Tianzhu store live room, I am in Beijing Hongfu Agricultural Daxing Modern Intelligent Park." On May 30, following the success of the first live broadcast event, Hongfu…

Dutch tomato grower on its way to 44 hectares

On the 11th of June, the documents were signed for the purchase of land for the construction of greenhouse West and greenhouse South at nursery Schenkeveld Schiphol. It is the continuation of the construction of two 11-hectare projects from 2017 and 2018. "With this purchase, we have all the land we need…

"Twenty years ago, quite a lot of tomatoes were imported, but that is no longer the case"

Havecon built the first phase of a new construction project for Intergrow, a grower of various types of tomatoes in New York, which was completed in the fall of 2018. The total acreage of the grower, established in 1998, currently amounts to 39 hectares. In November 2018, the first cultivation started in…

Life Water Garden

Hydroponic project starting to 'bear vegetables'

A project in the Norway House Cree Nation is starting to bear fruit. Or vegetables in this case. One year ago, the northern Manitoba First Nation began a hydroponic garden project, Life Water Gardens, that would see residents of the community grow vegetables.  Last week, the project celebrated a milestone,…

Which AI algorithm will have the greenest thumbs?

On June 15 the kick-off of the Smart Agriculture Competition took place in Yunnan, China. Contestants of this high-tech showdown will have 3.5 months to remotely grow strawberries in a sophisticated greenhouse using artificial intelligence and machine learning-driven algorithms. The winner of the Smart…

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Russian greenhouse tests new cucumber variety

The greenhouse complex TyumenAgro have tested a new variety of a short cucumber, Valigora, in the new premises of the third greenhouse phase. Valigora is an early-ripening seedless salad cucumber, planted by the greenhouse growers specifically for the dwellers of the Tyumen region. Therefore, the…

Botanika

Russian high-tech seedling department

Botanika (Ovoschevod) is one of the largest producers of vegetables in Russia. The company grows cucumbers on an area of 36 hectares. Currently, the company is building a 54-hectare modern tomato project with artificial lighting technology. The opening of the first phase of 27 hectares was already in…

"We never took the easy way"

Belgian grower continues to combine peppers and eggplants in new expansion

The plans for the new building at pepper and eggplant grower Stannuco in the Belgian town of Wommelgem have already been around for about five years, but since March this year, construction of the six-hectare greenhouse has really begun. The grounds next door have been acquired as well as the…

"The future may be closer than you think"

Why AI will transform the greenhouse industry

There are so many advances and innovative developments in AI and other state-of-the-art technologies in the horticultural sector that it sometimes seems hard to keep up. This article will zoom in on the five reasons why AI will transform the greenhouse industry. “Everyone is talking about big data, but…

UK: Thirty trailers of materials for a 29 ha greenhouse

29 hectares of extra glass, divided across three greenhouse projects in Norwich and the surrounding area, this should all be ready before December 2020. A combination of investors, residual heat and a group of international growers are setting up a large-scale greenhouse vegetable operation in the area,…

Light systems for self-sufficient Russia

APH Eco Culture is one of the largest greenhouses for vegetable and fruit growers and suppliers in the world. They supply eco-friendly, safe and healthful vegetables, fruits and greens to Russian consumers. Eco Culture has a total of 233.26 hectares of modern greenhouses in the Stavropol, Lipets, Tula…

Local, sustainable lettuce reaches more stores in New York

Little Leaf Farms, seller of controlled environment agriculture baby leaf lettuce in the U.S., is now available at Price Chopper stores throughout New York State. This…

Health of farm workers critical to domestic food security

Ontario’s fruit and vegetable farmers continue to work closely with the Ontario government and health authorities to protect all essential agricultural workers on Ontario…

Three screens for Belgian bell pepper grower

Double screens are very common in the bell pepper world, but De Groentetuin takes it a step further. Besides a double energy screen, they also use a blind. De Groentetuin grows bell peppers on 13 ha in Merksplas (Belgium) and has made significant efforts in energy saving in recent years, for example by…

Introducing Zukies Mini Zucchinis

Virtual tradeshow format is an exciting change from traditional shows

Today marks the kick off of the first virtual tradeshow for fresh produce. One of the companies exhibiting at United Fresh LIVE! is Mucci Farms. “We have been big supporters of United Fresh for many years, so this year was no different even with a new format,” says Emily Murracas, Director of Marketing…

Russia: Lipetsk greenhouses looking to expand with government support

Major greenhouse complexes of Lipetsk region have received property tax relief for five years. The head of the region, Mr. Igor Artamonov, has signed a respective Decree within the Law on Support of Investments in the Economics of Lipetsk region. LLC Greenhouse complex “Eletskie ovoschi” and LLC “Ovoschi…

Small dining greenhouses find their way to Denmark

The corona-proof dining greenhouses that made the news in the Netherlands recently have now also been discovered in Denmark. The ‘idea from Amsterdam’, according to Danish media, has been picked up in Copenhagen where two pop-up, corona-proof ‘greenhouse restaurants’ have opened. Through the efforts of,…

Heavy storm causes 60,000 USD worth of damage to greenhouses in Demre, Turkey

A heavy storm has damaged 6.3 hectares of greenhouses owned by 49 growers in the Demre district of Antalya. The estimated loss from the storm is reported to be around 650,000…

Preventing overheating in growing environment

Most growers are aware that different types of plants have varying preferred climates in which they grow. Some plants grow happily in one environment throughout their entire life cycle; others grow best in one environment during the vegetative stage and another during the flowering stage.  As with all living…

Canadian greenhouse grower adds two more US-based facilities

Mucci Farms announced that they are adding two new US based facilities in Romulus, Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. Furthering their rapid expansion efforts over the last several years, the company is adding new locations to increase efficiencies and service more regions.  “We’re very excited about these two…

Farming in the Gobi desert thanks to greenhouse technology

Wang Yonghong, the district mayor of Suzhou District, Jiuquan City, Gansu (China) recently gave an interview comparing traditional open-field agriculture with the way things are done in Gobi. "Ecological agriculture presents advantages such as land-saving, water-saving, and labor-saving." Suzhou District…

Wildflower mix around the greenhouse to increase biodiversity

IPL has supported Asda, a British chain of supermarkets, to introduce two new varieties of British tomatoes. These have been grown sustainably.  Flavour Fresh at Aldergrove Southport, partnered with ‘The Three Owl Bird Sanctuary and Reserve’ to help build an environment around their greenhouses where these…

Every hectare of greenhouse absorbs the CO2 produced by 8 cars a day

"Greenhouse production is one of the world's most sustainable systems"

Greenhouse agriculture in the southwest of Spain is not only an important source of food and employment, as it also plays an environmental role: each hectare of greenhouse cultivation absorbs the same amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that 8 cars produce circulating for one day. In addition, it also…

Corona crisis bad luck and opportunity for cultivation in All Climate Greenhouse

Since January, a school research project has started again within the World Horti Center research center in the All Climate Greenhouse. A large number of participants work together with students in an innovative greenhouse in which both indoor and outdoor climate can be controlled. The active involvement…

Eco-kultura suggest limiting trade margin on vegetables

Despite the pandemic, most of the major Russian greenhouse enterprises are not planning on reducing the production or dismiss associates. On the contrary, some companies are planning to increase staffing because of the increase in production volume and acreage. Eco-kultura is one such enterprise. Despite…

Tomsk Polytechnic University

Use of glass ceramics in greenhouse lamps facilitate plants' growth

Bright pink lights are used for providing sufficient lighting to house plants. Similar lamps are also used by farmers in greenhouses. Still, specialists in photo physiology argue that such lamps do not provide all the light that plants need. Scientists from ITMO in collaboration with their colleagues…

Spain

5 greenhouses with 18,000 cannabis plants discovered in Malaga

In the municipality of Cajiz, a hamlet in the Axarquía region, National Police officers have found the largest marijuana plantation ever discovered in the province of Malaga, hidden in a 6,000 m² farm where 10 greenhouses had been set up for tomato production. The investigation, which has counted with the participation of…

webinar June 17th

"Crop level measurements provide growers with additional insights"

Together with 2Grow the team with 30MHZ organises a webinar on the 17th of June. 2Grow specialises in crop level measurements such as sap flow and a diameter variation. Olivier Begerem, an expert in the field of agro- and biotechnology, shares his experience on how plants respond to all kinds of…

GGS

Greenhouses and glazing for better lettuce growing

There is no question that the production of greenhouse grown lettuce and greens is evolving as the opportunities and demand expand and mature. Determining the right greenhouse for growing leafy greens is dependent on a few factors including climate, budget and whether this is an expansion or a new build.…

China hosts its own AI cultivation challenge

Hot on the heels of the second Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge organized by Wageningen University & Research, comes another AI cultivation challenge, this time in China. In 120 days, artificial intelligence versus top planting masters are challenged to grow strawberries in the Yunnan Plateau. On May 25,…

Nature Fresh Farms hopes to deliver similar experience at United Fresh digital show

Meeting face-to-face can be critical in building trust

Next week, Nature Fresh Farms will be exhibiting at United Fresh’ virtual trade show. “We are very excited to support United Fresh and share this unique experience of the first virtual produce tradeshow with the rest of the industry,” says Sarah Krzysik with the company. “Since the onset of COVID-19, we…

"Keep better track of humidity and energy balance with Connected Screening 2.0"

Controlling your climate by connecting knowledge

Connected Screening connects the advanced Hoogdendoorn iSii software with a wide range of Svensson screens to allow full control of humidity transfer, light transmission and energy savings in your greenhouse. It shows how much humidity can be transferred through the screen, and how you can increase plant…

Tomatoes from Tulsky will squeeze Chinese tomatoes out of the Russian market

The first phase of the greenhouse complex Tulsky with an acreage of 26 ha was launched in the village Rudny of Schekinsky district, Tula region (Russia) in January 2020. The new complex is part of Eco-kultura, the biggest greenhouse vegetable producer in Russia. The budget of the first project phase…

US (NC): New sustainable greenhouse for BrightFarms

BrightFarms broke ground on a new 280,000 sq. foot hydroponic greenhouse in Hendersonville County, North Carolina. Once complete, the facility will be the largest greenhouse for leafy greens in the state. The new greenhouse will add to BrightFarms’ growing network of local, sustainable greenhouse farms…

US (MN): Growing greens year-round

It’s almost summer, and in many places, people are looking forward to buying fruits and vegetables from local farms. But Hallie Anderson of Tenth Street Farm and Market in Afton, Minnesota, says buying fresh, local produce can be a year-round affair, even in her chilly state. “We are able to harvest a…

Simply Fresh, Swiggy and Dunzo:

Spreading fresh produce by partnering with delivery platforms

Simply Fresh, an Indian fresh green producer and supplier has decided to spread its freshness & increase the reach of its green produce by partnering with delivery platforms…

Hydroponic growing in the Philippines with greenhouse kit

The challenging time of COVID-19 pushed TAPKIT to provide its services remotely. The TAPKIT is a 500 m2 hydroponic unit, which can produce 6-12 tons of leafy vegetables and fresh herbs per year. Four of these hydroponic system units are now in construction in the Philippines, while the instruction and…

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Russia: Glazing finished in Turovsky greenhouse complex

Roof glazing has been completed in the greenhouses of the first phase of the Turovsky greenhouse complex, reported the press service of the Moscow Ministry of Agriculture. “The acreage of the main vegetable growing greenhouse comprises 5 hectares, and one hectare is allocated for the nursery”, shared the…

Dust storm from ex-cyclone Mangga wiped out crops Brett Critchley

Western Australia: Cucumber prices to rise

Australian shoppers can expect to pay more for cucumbers in the coming weeks after a dust storm wiped out crops in a significant supply region. General manager Kingsley Songer…

Iran anticipates 5,000 tonnes of greenhouse vegetables

Iran is anticipated to produce 5,000 tons of fruits and vegetables in the greenhouses throughout the country in the current Iranian calendar year (ends on March 20, 2021), the managing director of Ferdows Pars Agricultural and Livestock Holding announced. Azim Rajaei also said that 80 percent of Iran’s…

Hortivation Point

Greenhouse builders get global positioning standard

The Hortivation Foundation is introducing the Hortivation Point as the global positioning standard for greenhouses. This responds to the demand by greenhouse builders, installers and other suppliers for a standardised methodology for determining the exact position of every object in a greenhouse. This…

The Netherlands, partner for the greenhouse industry

Greenhouses play an important role in food security. With the help of Dutch partners the Canadian greenhouse industry has evolved into an efficient sector that provides sustainable food throughout the year. This innovative way of producing is getting more acknowledged and fits well in the Sustainable…

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Turkish greenhouse constructors attract foreign investments

Greenhouse production is gaining more strategic importance in the world after the coronavirus underlined the importance of agricultural production for countries in order to be self-sufficient during crisis times. Turkey has been regarding greenhouse production as a strategic issue for a while. The…

Horticulture in a circular economy

What goes in and comes out of the greenhouse?

The Greenhouse Horticulture and Flower Bulbs Business Unit of Wageningen University & Research are mapping out material flows of greenhouses. This way, they want to support the transition towards a circular economy and increase their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals formulated by the…

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Russia’s GC Rost plans construction of greenhouse complex in the Far East

The Khabarovsk territory in Russia may soon have another resident. One of the largest producers of greenhouse vegetables in Russia, the Group of companies Rost, announced…

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Remsen (OH) school high tunnel greenhouse:

From instruction to aiding hungry

A Remsen school district project for a new high tunnel greenhouse that had been meant for instructional usage saw plans change due to COVID-19, and is instead being used to assist the school meal program. A team of teachers had written and received a grant to cover all costs associated with building the high…

Smart LED lighting supplier secures CDN $3.9M of funding

Sollum Technologies, a company inspired by nature to offer greenhouse producers smart LED lighting solution that dynamically recreates the full spectrum of the sun’s light, closed a second round of funding of 2.7 million Canadian dollars from Investissement Québec and its initial investors. The first…

"Smarter energy usage is key to a greener future"

LED lightbulbs, programmable thermostats, high-density insulation and electric vehicles — despite these innovations, about two-thirds of the energy produced in the U.S. is lost to inefficiencies, according to national studies. For scientists and economists who work on the barriers between people and a…

Fighting hunger with high tunnels

Did you know that, on an average day, food insecurity is a problem faced by roughly 1 in 9 Americans? Food insecurity, as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, refers to the lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. For many people across the country, this means…

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US (NE): Greenhouse fined for role in conspiracy to harbor undocumented workers

A tomato greenhouse and packing plant in O’Neill, Nebraska, was fined Wednesday for its role in a conspiracy to harbor undocumented workers. The company was sentenced to pay $400,000, due immediately. The company agreed to the fine in February as part of a plea deal. The fine exceeded the recommended…

CambridgeHOK:

New additions to team despite lockdown

CambridgeHOK has revealed plans to continue building its business having added four new members to its team and secured a new ‘major glasshouse order’ since the country went into lockdown in March. The company has some new additions to the team, with Jason Tether starting as a project manager in the…

AGROS programme launched by Wageningen University

Optimising agroecology with technology

Society has become more critical of the greenhouse horticulture, arable farming and dairy industries and demands change, but the current farming systems can only meet this demand to a limited extent. The way forward will involve a transition to a healthier and more resilient agricultural and…

Wouter Verkerke talks about new greenhouse crops

What do papayas, vanilla and black pepper have in common?

Do you recognize the second plant from the left in the below picture? Most of the participants in the webinar on the Greenhouse Pharmacy project, held as part of the WUR Urban Greenhouse Challenge, had no problems seeing this was a vanilla orchid. It got a bit trickier when Professor Wouter Verkerke…

James Dyson intent on growing berries for UK market year-round

James Dyson's farming company has announced it will construct a six hectare glasshouse to grow strawberries year round for the UK market. Agricultural business Beeswax Dyson…

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Vladimir Putin wants to increase grower support

The President of the Russian Federation has conducted a video conference on the situation in the agricultural industry as well as in food production. Agriculture in Russia today is a high tech industry with good potential for development, considers Mr. Putin; however, the competitive side of the…

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Russia: First crops in at Novy greenhouse complex

Cucumbers and lettuce grown in the greenhouse complex Novy appeared in the stores of Cherepovets (Russia) in May. The chairperson of the regional legislative assembly, the secretary of the regional branch of the political party United Russia, Mr. Andrey Lutsenko, has visited the enterprise. The complex…

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Russia: Biggest greenhouse complex of Karachay-Cherkessia changes hands

Agricultural holding Step (a part of agroindustrial complex Systems by Vladimir Evtushenkov) have sold the agricultural complex Yuzhniy in Karachay-Cherkessia, with an acreage of over 130 ha, to local businessman Mr. Aslan Karakotov. The general director of Step, Mr. Andrey Naduzhko, has confirmed…

Greenhouse producer looks at $18 million expansion in Daleville

Muncie-based agriculture technology firm Balance Holdings (BHI) is looking to expand operations in Daleville, investing nearly $18 million for the assembly of greenhouse…

Serre Red: new quarantine greenhouse in the Netherlands

Fluence by OSRAM has been selected by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) as the lighting provider for Serre Red, the university’s new, high-tech quarantine greenhouse. Serre Red will be used for critical research on plant diseases—caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasitic nematodes—including…

Dutch pepper grower looking at 7 hectare expansion

Around the corner from their greenhouses that are currently full of yellow peppers, construction of another seven hectares of greenhouse is ongoing for Dutch grower De Tuindershoek to grow red peppers. The project started with 3.5 hectares, but when the second plot of land was also acquired just before…

Tomato greenhouses in Turkey at 2,050 meters altitude

Despite being the coldest region of Turkey, with temperatures that can drop to -46 °C during the winter, the eastern region of Ayranjilar produces more than 1,000 tons of…

Construction teams make progress at phase 1 renewal of Unifarm Wageningen

Wageningen University & Research is getting a 'green' research greenhouse on campus. The Unifarm greenhouse complex is being renovated in various phases, and phase 1 has reached its final stage. At the bottom left, the heat-cold storage tanks have already been completed, while, at the top, work is being…

Acta Horticulturae

Climate-based annual daylight modelling for greenhouses with supplemental electric lighting

Recent advances in LED-based luminaire design have enabled greenhouse operators to temporally control both the photon flux density (PFD) and spectral irradiance incident upon the plant canopy. However, it is difficult to predict the performance and benefits of these luminaires without knowledge of the…

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In-ground ‘Walipini’ greenhouse is the first of its kind in Maine

An Amish farm in rural Aroostook County is not usually the type of place people look to for something new and innovative. But the Mountain View Farm in Dyer Brook has done just that, thanks to a partnership with a local food delivery company and Unity College to produce a commercial greenhouse that is…

Henan Daily

Strawberries are "up in the air" at this Chinese facility

At the “In Air” Strawberry Venue, in Taiping Town, Xiayi County (China), strawberries are not planted on the ground, but are "hanging" in the air. "Our strawberries use a Venlo intelligent greenhouse and hanging liftable drip irrigation cultivation technology. From greenhouse seedlings to transplanting…

Joseph Talbourdet of Westmoreland Topline Farms:

“We see plenty of room for growth in the snacking mini cucumber segment”

Even though the pandemic has interrupted normal routines, snacking items continue to see good demand with retailers. Westmoreland Topline Farms launched their Huge Cruncher cucumbers in 2019, and have seen good demand for this snacking cucumber, as well as for their sanZano tomato. Mini snacking cucumbersJoseph…

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China: 80 hectares of tomatoes on plateau saline land

Snow dances in the cold weather, and the 200 solar greenhouses located in Huangfu Village, Liugu Town, Fuping County, Shaanxi Province, are as warm as spring. Previously, these 80 hectares of plateau land had difficulty in planting crops due to the high fluorine content in water and soil compaction. The…

Greenhouse complex realised near Moscow

A contemporary greenhouse complex has been built and launched in the village Verhnee Valuevo in the Troitsk and Novomoskovsky regions. The head of the New Moscow City Territories Development department, Vladimir Zhidkin, reported that the acreage of the complex comprises 30,000 square meters. Cucumbers…

Comparative evaluation of commercial greenhouse performance in Kenya

Appropriate production structures are essential in promoting growth and yield of crops under protected cultivation. The need to access food all year round by the ever increasing world population demands that technologies such as greenhouse production be engaged widely in food production efforts by all…

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Layer of light helps plants get more from the sun

UbiQD and Nanosys have agreed to partner on the development and manufacturing of UbiGro luminescent greenhouse films. Installed above plants in a greenhouse, UbiGro is a layer of light that helps plants get more from the sun. UbiGro uses fluorescence to create a more optimal light spectrum for crops,…

New greenhouse complex in Kazakhstan produces 4 tons per day

The greenhouse complex in Akaut village launched only three months ago but it is already providing 4 tons of produce per day. The project, costing over 2 million euro allowed…

Mobile greenhouse sprinklers: fully automated type more widely adopted

Modern agriculture requires mechanisation, larger scales, automation and intelligence. Facility agriculture has a leading role in the development and application of technology and equipment. Water saving irrigation is a key technology, and one of the most important technologies for the Chinese country.…

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Chinese liquor producer invests in sorghum greenhouse

Right now, it is the golden period of Maotai liquor production in China. The red sorghum is undergoing the brewing process of Maotai liquor to be perfect for the final products. At the same time, in the mountains of Renhuai City, the seeds of red sorghum are taking root. The source of Maotai liquor lies…

IGB

IGB Aquaponics

Profitability analysis of large-scale combined fish and vegetable production

When it comes to future food production, the combined farming of fish and vegetables through aquaponics is currently a hotly debated topic. But how realistic is the idea? Publicly available data and analysis on the economic feasibility of professional aquaponics are at present very limited. Researchers…

Hamilton Hospitality

Greenhouse supplies south St. Louis restaurants with produce while working to keep people safe from COVID-19

COVID-19 has raised safety concerns about not only the air we breathe, but the food we eat. A St. Louis City greenhouse is stepping up its safety measures in the food it supplies to local restaurants. On the edge of Lafayette Square is Hamilton Farms Greenhouse. Ben Wolf is the cultivation manager there…

Rost planning to export vegetables

The consumer demand drop in Russia due to the crisis and COVID-19 pandemic, causes vegetable producers to want to enter foreign markets. Rost may begin tomato supplies to the United Arab Emirates already in summer and is conducting negotiations with EU distributors. Due to higher prices on vegetables…

Intergrow Greenhouses partners with Natural Upcycling to reduce food waste

Consumers have high expectations when it comes to their food. Even in produce, they expect beautifully uniformed, well presenting fruit. But at the end of the day this is farming and it is not realistic that every piece of fruit produced meets those requirements. Even with the strictest growing and…

NPEC

Innovative technologies in the NPEC greenhouse

NPEC is a joint initiative of Wageningen University & Research and Utrecht University. This integrated, national research facility is housed by Wageningen University & Research and Utrecht University and is co-funded by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).  The NPEC greenhouse will provide…

Two new thermo-reflective screen nets against extreme heat

In recent years, growers had to deal with extremely hot summers, resulting in high temperatures and sunburn in tunnel greenhouses and under screen halls. A solution for this heat problem are thermo-reflective screen nets, which reflect the sunlight through the white colour. Furthermore, the addition of a…

iUNU

iUNU joins 5G Open Innovation Lab to help drive early adoption and innovation of 5G technology

iUNU has joined the 5G Open Innovation Lab, an ecosystem for developers, enterprises, carriers, and technology leaders, focused on helping start-ups utilize 5G to develop new capabilities, use cases, and market categories. iUNU will work closely with the Lab’s founding partners including Intel, T-Mobile,…

Choosing between LED and HPS

The two most commonly used artificial lights in commercial greenhouse operations are HPS (high-pressure sodium) and LED (light-emitting diode).  BackgroundHPS bulbs create light by sending electricity back and forth through an “arc tube”. An external ballast (a device that regulates the current to the lamp) is needed to provide voltage…

Priva computer system can now control Cravo retractable roof greenhouses and cooling houses

Cravo’s retractable roof technology allows fruit and vegetable growers in hot climates to produce high quality product, especially during times of the year when it is difficult to grow. The company has teamed up with Priva, a high-tech company that offers climate control, energy savings and optimal reuse…

that's 42.000 hectare

100,000 feddans of greenhouses: Egypt's step to self-sufficiency and beyond

With the launch of the National Company for Protective Cultivations (NCPC) back in 2017, Egypt announced to invest in serious acreages of protected horticulture. They kept their word and realised thousands of hectares of greenhouses ever since. Only recently another 1200 hectare was finished. The project…

Greenhouses in Tai'an

Farmers in Tai'an, in the Chinese region of Liaoning, are growing fruits and vegetables in greenhouses now. They are doing this to increase their income. Tai'an has been encouraging farmers to grow fruits and vegetables in greenhouses. See pictures at Xinhuanet.

Russian companies on growing strategies

Representatives of Rost company, Lukhivitskie ovoschi and Honey Cherry Tomato were recently shown in TV news, where they shared the varieties of tomatoes and other vegetables grown and expressed confidence that good crops are expected this year and that local produce will soon be able to replace imported…

Metazet FormFlex installs growing system in Laixi, China

"Our local team can now complete all projects independently"

This week a local team of Metazet Formflex has started the installation of the Laixi project. This is a 12 ha high tech greenhouse in the province Shandong, China. Due to travelling restrictions it is impossible to bring in the engineers from Holland. Luckily they have a local team which can arrange the…

New varieties of sweet peppers on the table

Recently, 340 sweet pepper varieties were planted in the three solar greenhouses of the Shouguang Vegetable R&D Center, at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. This was done by the Solanaceae vegetable innovation team of the Vegetable and Flower Research institute. The sweet peppers were sown in…

Russia: Greenhouse production in Kuzbas enhances every year

Greenhouse production in Kuzbas has been growing steadily year after year: in 2019 12,9 thousand tons of cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce and herbs were produced, which is 117% of the planned productivity (11 thousand tons). To compare, in 2018, 8 thousand tons of greenhouse vegetables were produced, so…

Automated harvest and transport in new Japanese greenhouse

This year AgriD Inc started shipping cherry tomatoes cultivated at its newly built greenhouse in Inabe City, Japan. The 4.2 hectare greenhouse is one of the biggest in Japan. The high level of automation is being shown in a new video: automated harvest and automated harvest transport.  Japanese agriculture faces…

Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corporation

US (ND): Greenhouse engineering approved

The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors approved contracting for preliminary engineering work for a commercial greenhouse project at the Spiritwood Energy Park Association industrial park. Corry Shevlin, business development manager for the JSDC, told the board Monday that the…

What to consider when hiring inexperienced farm workers

Training employees takes time – particularly if they have no prior experience with farm tasks. However, human resource and safety experts say a deliberate, steady approach to training can help bring new hires up-to-speed efficiently and effectively while protecting a farm business.  Don’t skimp on trainingMarcel…

City of Delta

CAN (BC): A new place for 500,000 seedlings

Century Industries has applied to the city of Delta to build a pair of 3,000 square foot propagation hoop houses on part of the Southlands the company lease from the city, a lease which specifies that no part of the lands will be used for large, industrial-scale greenhouses. A civic report notes the…

Ministry of Agriculture: Irina Kvyatkovskaya

Mixed food price dynamics in Russia

The Russian Ministry of Agriculture, which conducts regular monitoring of prices, issued a report in April stating that the price dynamics were mixed. The Ministry expects to…

Six innovations shaping the future of greenhouse farming

They definitely don’t capture the headlines in the same way as vertical farms, but greenhouses still play a vital role in global food production. Having helped to cultivate indoor crops for thousands of years, it’s safe to say this age-old growing technique will be around for a few years yet. Thanks to…

Norway wants to expand local fruit and vegetable cultivation

Norway wants to increase the Norwegian cultivation of grain, fruit and vegetables in order to make the country more self-sufficient. This became clear when agricultural…

Multi-million pound strawberry production facility on schedule despite lockdown

A multi-million pound food production development which will enable mass indoor growing of high-quality British strawberries has remained on track for its target opening as vital building works have continued throughout the Covid-19 lockdown. Louis Bradley, construction director at high-tech…

Joost van Rooij joins the team

Elektravon Horticulture focuses on export: helping international growers

As of the 1st of March 2020, Elektravon Horticulture has appointed a new Manager, Joost van Rooij. Joost has over 20 years of experience in national and international greenhouse horticulture and wants to expand Elektravon Horticulture utilizing export while keeping in mind ‘the established base of…

SWNS

It's a bird, it's a car... it's... a greenhouse!

A dad decided to make use of his car while it was sitting on the driveway during lockdown -- by turning it into a greenhouse. Ian Hall, 62, is growing three types of tomato…


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