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CEA Food Safety Coalition:

“As we demystify the growing process, we can show consumers why indoor farming makes sense”

“The Food and Drug Administration has released new thinking on traceability requirements in food and I think it’s a scenario where indoor farms can be an example. With indoor farms, we can track everything that has ever touched a plant,” says Marni Karlin, executive director of the CEA Food Safety…

Largest poly greenhouse in the Netherlands equipped with new drive technology

The largest poly greenhouse in the Netherlands was recently put into use for the cultivation of strawberries. Beekers Berries in Made opted for the construction of a modern multi-span poly greenhouse measuring 7.8 hectares. The AgrowSer Poly greenhouse is equipped with double-sided continuous ridge…

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From plantings to pickles: new greenhouse project flourishes at Massachusetts College

What was once an old, unused greenhouse connected to a dining hall is now teeming with life and lots of cucumbers. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Venable Hall greenhouse project is mutually beneficial to the Environmental Studies department, the campus sustainability committee, and the Aramark…

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New greenhouse in Wilkinsburg will train urban farmers

Gardening education non-profit Grow Pittsburgh opened a new community greenhouse in Wilkinsburg this week. All of the farm’s electricity will come from solar panels atop the 2,800-square-foot Garden Dreams Urban Farm & Nursery, which sits along Holland Avenue. Greenhouse manager Hanna Mosca said the…

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CAN: Gardening company opens doors to new greenhouse to fight community hunger

To help combat the hunger facing thousands of their fellow neighbors, The Hawthorne Gardening Company, a subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, today announced that it has opened the doors to a 4,000 square-foot greenhouse on the grounds of the company’s world headquarters in Vancouver,…

Agri-Impact unveils tomato greenhouse in Ghana

Agri-Impact together with West African Greenhouses have unveiled a 5,000-metre-square commercial tomato greenhouse. It will be used to pilot commercial greenhouse farming in Ghana. Speaking during the tour of the greenhouse, Executive Director of Agri-Impact and West African Greenhouses, Daniel Acquaye…

"Absolute efficacy against the tomato pin worm in its first phase"

In its first marketing phase, Biocaptur S50 has demonstrated a remarkable capacity to control the tomato pinworm and effectiveness levels that significantly exceed the most commonly used methods, devices, and products. Biocaptur S50 at work at the beginning of the growing cycle, after it was installed before…

Moscow region to start own greenhouse strawberry production

Mr. Vladimir Golubev, the stockholder of the Adamant holding, an owner of the commercial real estate has become the winner of the auction, where 100% of LLC Spetsstroykompania shares was offered. Mr. Golubev noted that the acquisition is his private investment, not related to Adamant holding. According…

New grants announced to innovate horticultural food and drink industry

Growing Kent & Medway has announced £3million in R&D grants for projects that support inclusive economic growth and environmentally sustainable practices and innovations. Funding grants of up to £250,000 will be made available to assist projects that aim to develop green technologies, processes or…

Canadian grower featured in children’s TV show about greenhouse growing

Nature Fresh Farms joins YTV’s Kid Food Nation: The Show to educate children on greenhouse growing and fresh vegetable production. Nature Fresh Farms will be featured in an episode during the second season of Kid Food Nation: The Show, giving the cast and the viewers a peek inside greenhouse and…

Remarkable campagin for "strongest greenhouse in the world"

Do you know the strongest man in the world? Well, us neither, but we do know the greenhouse that claims to be one of the strongest greenhouses in the world. And how do you prove that? Well, by sitting on it, of course. Not alone, but with a dozen of colleagues. This Planta greenhouse has been designed to…

Introducing modern growing methods to Iraqi growers

Jordan development firm ECO Consult implemented a training course for a number of agricultural investors and some owners of private sector companies in Iraq (Baghdad, Basra, Najaf, Karbala, Anbar, Mosul, Dohuk, Sulaymaniyah, Erbil) in collaboration with the Dutch Delphy agricultural consultancy company. Introducing…

"Selling our tomatoes in a 100km radius is in line with our environmental goals"

In the French village of Ouarville, in the mid-north of France, a new tomato greenhouse is being erected. Next year, Florent and Alexandre Besnard's cherry tomatoes will be grown there. The growers have the ambition to market them within a 100-kilometer radius of the greenhouse. A perimeter voluntarily…

China: Three-dimensional potted watermelon in a greenhouse

On July 10, 2021, in the Luyang Urban Modern Agriculture Demonstration Park in the Gangxi Village, workers were pruning and netting the three-dimensional potted watermelon in the greenhouse. The watermelon in the modern agricultural demonstration garden is not affected by wind and rain because it grows…

Last cold greenhouse replaced by a warm one at Noordam Plants

"It's never boring with us, everything is unusual," laughs Raymond Zwirs from Zwirs Horti Projects. They mainly build smaller, special greenhouses and business premises. This week, they started with the foundations of a 3 hectare greenhouse at Noordam Plants. In week 29 they will start with the steel;…

Leningrad region increases strawberry production

Growers in the Leningrad region have grown over 10 tons of berries since the beginning of the season, of which 4 tons have been cropped in the high-tech greenhouse complex Utkonos. The innovative greenhouse specialising in growing berries has been visited by the governor of Leningrad region, Mr.…

Eef Zwinkels helps growers with DryGair installation

"It gives growers a steering wheel, guarantees an even and active climate and achieves energy savings"

Research by Delphy* has shown that effective dehumidification in combination with good air movement can largely prevent botrytis in the cannabis crop. This is of course music…

Better light transmission and no more condensation drops with AntiCondens in plastic tomato greenhouse

AntiCondens is intended for the inside of the greenhouse roof. During the year the roof is covered with condensation about half the time. AntiCondens creates a water film and reduces the formation of coarse condensation droplets. This improves the incidence of light. In the video below, crop…

greenhouse modelling programme SIOM:

"The system tells us straight away whether additional installations are needed"

For years, it was mainly either 'standard' glass Venlo greenhouses or 'standard' foil greenhouses that were erected for growers at the most diverse locations internationally. In the meantime, the greenhouse has become a tailor-made suit and you increasingly come across specifically designed greenhouses,…

Two Indian companies partner to deliver micro-greenhouses to farmers

Specialized agri value chain enabler Samunnati on Thursday announced its partnership with Hyderabad-based agritech start-up Kheyti to deliver micro greenhouse 'Kheyti Rakshak'…

Kazakhstan: Big greenhouse complex launched in the Almaty region

A contemporary greenhouse complex with an overall acreage of 5.1 ha has been launched in Eltaysky area of Karasaysky region.  Mr. Aybolat Abenov, the chairman of SC Agrarnaya Kreditnaya Kompaniya underlined that the state has allocated reserves for the construction on preferential terms. “We are very glad…

Dutch-Canadian investor Ralph Birkhoff

Agri innovator invests in Barbados

Dutch-Canadian investor Ralph Birkhoff is the founder and chief operating officer of Connecticut-based Alquimi Renewables and co-founder of its farming operations group Island…

Woman in Turkey sets up a greenhouse to grow "cranberry" tomatoes

Cemre Ates, who lives in the Kepez district of Antalya, has been involved in agriculture with her family since her childhood. Ates studied at 3 universities, one of which is in Ireland, and then became a flight attendant in an airline company. Ates started to produce sports nutrition and canned food as a…

Spraychalk and Cool-FX provide extra protection during hot spells

There are a few weeks every year when crops can use some extra protection. On top of an existing coating or as a temporary chalk layer. SprayChalk offers an easy and effective solution in such situations. "Interest in SprayChalk has noticeably increased in recent years. The reason for this is that…

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Virtual strawberry picking event connects Japanese farm with big city folk in Osaka

A virtual strawberry picking event connecting a strawberry greenhouse at an altitude of about 1,000 meters with Namba SkyO, a commercial complex in Osaka's Minami entertainment district, was held in late June. The online event aimed to allow people in urban areas to enjoy time in nature while physical…

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Dutch greenhouse project buyer gets final ultimatum

Friss Holding's plans for a greenhouse project have, once again, been granted an extension. This is for the Waddenglas project in Sexbierum, the Netherlands. That is according…

Jalisco hothouse constructed by Mexican grower

GR Fresh, a grower-packer-importer of fresh Mexican vegetables, will begin a new deal, shipping colored bell peppers from a new region in Jalisco. Tony Incaviglia, the firm’s vice president of sales and marketing, said this is an entrée to shipping colored bell peppers 12 months a year. GR Fresh will…

Gazette Herald

UK: Appeal to restore 18th century glasshouse

Helmsley Walled Garden has launched an appeal to raise £25,000 towards the renovation of one of its historic glasshouses. The Orchid House is one of the original glasshouses which would have been part of the working garden at its inception in 1759 and would have housed a range of exotic plants and…

Haygrove’s climate-controlled automated polytunnel venting solutions

Haygrove is South Africa’s leading manufacturer of field-scale polytunnel and shade net structures and has been operating in South Africa since 2001. Haygrove was originally established in the UK in 1987 and is actively protecting crops in 57 countries worldwide. Due to the specific needs of local…

US: Turnkey greenhouse acquisition opportunity

Colliers International has been engaged as the real estate broker and BMO Capital Markets as a business consultant and financial advisor to assist in arranging the sale of two glass greenhouses, ancillary warehouse/office and processing facilities, and a freestanding motel located in O’Neill, Nebraska.…

Growing berries under solar modules instead of polytunnels

Insolight and its partners Romande Energie and Agroscope will be building a solar installation on Agroscope’s Conthey site in the canton of Valais with the aim of testing a new agrivoltaic solution (insolagrin). This pilot project was supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (OFEN). The insolation…

Chinese view on greenhouse construction changes

In China, it is not unusual to take a learning curve into account when it comes to new projects. With a new greenhouse, people consider a learning period that could last for a couple of years. At a certain time, a turning point needs to occur by which the greenhouse can become profitable.   "If they still see…

High quality starts with Progene Seed

Colored tomatoes, a treat for the eyes and for the palate

The interest of the markets in special tomatoes is increasing. This is a positive trend, and it should not be limited to the color or the shape of the tomato, no matter how appealing they may be. Plant breeding must also meet the needs of aroma and taste in their entirety, without neglecting all the…

Documentary on Spanish horticultural waste nominated for UN Film Award

"Once the useful cycle of Almeria greenhouses has been completed, the plastic needed to operate the greenhouses has become a major problem. The lack of an effective inorganic waste management system has caused the countryside and wadis surrounding the greenhouses to become open-air dumps, where tons of…

"Make good use of cement waste heat"

The Huawo Smart Agricultural Industrial Park is located in Liuyuan Town, eastern China. It is a new agricultural industry project invested and constructed by Huawo Cement. The project not only provides a good environment for local planting and agriculture but also provides good conditions for the…

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Malaysia: Cultivating community farmers to be self-sufficient in the food supply

When the Malaysian Movement Control Order 1.0 was implemented as a preventive measure in response to the COVID-19 last year,  the food in the supermarket was sold out. Some people couldn't even buy canned food. Later, vegetable vendors launched the delivery service one after another, so that everyone can solve…

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US (OH): Growers worry Swanton Township lawsuit could impact other operations too

Swanton Township’s lawsuit against Soul Patch owner Devon Shaw could test a state exemption and have repercussions for all growers in the area, officials and fellow greenhouse operators worry. “I am no expert on the law, but I know that Devon Shaw is not doing anything to grow and sell plants that is…

Design firms eye efficiency, speed to market and turnkey design solutions

Recently, consolidation within the cannabis industry has been seen through several mergers and acquisitions. Many of these transactions have included product and technology…

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HELP Foundation planning groundbreaking ceremony for new greenhouse

The HELP Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is planning to break ground on the site of their new greenhouse facility in Euclid. The foundation officially began in the 1960s and has grown to have multiple facilities in…

How are fans controlled in greenhouses in the US?

Depending on the area and the crop, the desired fan performance in greenhouses may vary throughout the cultivation process. These kind of adjustments ask for a certain level of control over fans. Vostermans Ventilations John Juhler talks about the use of fan control equipment in greenhouses in the USA.…

Cleveland Magazine

Green partnership uplifts urban farming in Cleveland

Randell McShepard strides toward the corner of East 82nd Street and Otter Avenue, Cleveland, in dusty blue jeans, mud-spattered boots, and a worn, plaid flannel.  When McShepard and the Rid-All team first visited the area in 2010, the yards of occupied homes and abandoned houses were littered with burned-out…

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Austria: 19th century glasshouse in Graz finds new life

The renovation of the old greenhouse in the Botanical Garden of the University of Graz has been completed on 5 July 2021. The building is more than 130 years old and is the only surviving example of university glasshouse architecture from the late 19th century. The Botanical Garden was erected in 1889 by…

"The innovative technology will help provide throughout winter months."

Canada: Topline Farms starts production and new 25 acres expansion

Westmoreland/Topline Farms is excited to announce their latest 25-acre expansion at their Flavor Fresh Farms greenhouse, located in Leamington, Ontario. Flavor Fresh began production in June 2021, helping Westmoreland/Topline meet the growing demand for greenhouse-grown produce.  The combination of their state-of-the-art…

"This purchase recognizes our commitment to the greenhouse industry"

BFG Supply acquires DeCloet Greenhouse Manufacturing

BFG Supply, a technology-enabled distributor to the green industry, has acquired DeCloet Greenhouse Manufacturing, a manufacturer of greenhouse structures and related components.  Headquartered in Burton, OH, BFG was founded in 1972 and has been serving the green industry for five decades. BFG distributes…

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CAN: SHS aims to establish geodesic greenhouse

A Strathmore High School (SHS) teacher is optimistic about being able to fund a greenhouse to be constructed on school grounds that will be open to both student and community use. Cole Hintz presented the idea to the Strathmore town council on June 16 seeking their endorsement of the project. “Over the…

ABC South West: Zachary Bruce

More people turn to fish poo to grow fresh produce

Aquaponics on the rise in Australia

When John Bowskill threw caution to the wind, moved to Western Australia's southwest, and started growing fresh produce with fish poo, his friends were skeptical. "Some of them thought I was a little bit crazy choosing an alternate kind of lifestyle," says the former veterinarian and computer programmer.…

Energy study of a greenhouse and shape and covering optimisation

This paper presents a new approach to properly estimate energy consumption inside a greenhouse. In this study, the team has adopted improved classical modelling to evaluate…

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China: Hi-tech greenhouse churning out tons of vegetables

An agriculture innovation park featuring the application of the latest advanced greenhouse technologies has recently gone into operation in Chongming District. Covering 1,979 mu (133 hectares) of land with the first phase of 543 mu, it has the capacity to supply 30 to 40 tons of vegetables daily to city…

Two-story Plant Research building offers high-tech space

New greenhouse facility prepares for opening

UC Riverside’s new Plant Research 1 is already starting to stand out on campus, with its gleaming glass frame and the scenic Box Springs Mountains in the background. The…

GreenCap Solutions

Capture of CO2 in greenhouse confirmed to boost crop yields

The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), one of Norway’s largest research institutes, published a report today that showed that GreenCap Solutions AS’ patented Environmental Control System (ECS) increases tomato yields more than three-fold while eliminating the use of fossil fuel for…

US: Light-converting material enhances plant growth

Plants soak up sunlight to grow, but they don’t use the spectrum equally. Photosynthesis is maximally triggered by red light wavelengths. “One red photon generates a lot more biomass than one green photon,” says Xiaobo Yin of the University of Colorado Boulder. Horticulturalists have attempted to leverage…

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US (NC): Hydroponic crop still hasn't bloomed $1.4 million and five years later

Five years ago this summer when members of the Winston-Salem City Council voted to spend nearly $1 million in a risky hydroponics farm — they later threw another $500,000 on top of that — Councilman Robert Clark was the lone voice to speak in opposition.Photo credit: Walt Unks, Journal Year after year,…

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Growers in Kenya struggle with cold weather

Inside Antony Kariuki's two 8-meter by 15-meter greenhouses in Isinya, Kajiado County, south of Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, cucumbers, and tomatoes thrive. The farmer is currently harvesting the crops that he grew in April and he has a ready market for the produce in the sprawling urban areas in the…

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Mineral loads for diffused light films

Diffused light films are a popular way to obtain optimal temperature control in climatic areas characterized by high solar radiation. "Diffusion has various positive effects on cultivation, especially that of reducing the active energy of incoming radiation. Reducing active energy is in fact what enables…

The effect of clear and diffuse glass covering on cucumber fruit yield

Using proper greenhouse covering materials can provide a more suitable environment for plant growth in Saudi Arabia. The effects of three different greenhouse covering…

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France: Construction is going well in Poulainville

Ÿnsect recently announced on Twitter that its new Ÿnfarm under construction. The company is planning to build 'the world's biggest, most technological, and sustainable vertical farm'.  As they said on their Twitter page, the first breeding unit is already halfway built, which is where their Molitor mealworms…

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China: Science and technology help farmers prosper in southern Xinjiang

Vegetables and fruits are grown in the greenhouse of Dong Lu Shui Kong GmbH Agriculture in Shule District near Kashgar. Shoal County is located near the desert and is often…

Green capsicum currently available, more time needed for red and yellow peppers

Polish open field capsicum season started

The capsicum season in Poland has started, which means the green peppers are now available for export. According to one exporter, they’ll have to wait a little while longer for the red and yellow colored peppers to arrive on the market. Prices are slightly higher than last year, but still competitive…

CAN (ON): Funding provides lighting and climate control equipment for Bradfort research greenhouse

The governments of Canada and Ontario are supporting agri-food innovation in the vegetable farming sector with an investment of $150,000 to drive new research at the Ontario…

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Green Stream Holdings on-schedule to launch its first solar greenhouse

Solar roof greenhouse to cool urban areas

Green Stream Holdings, a company in the solar utility and finance space, which had previously announced that it would be entering the urban gardening sector with solar greenhouses dedicated primarily to rooftop farming, today announced that within the next week it expects to launch its premiere…

VB ready to double capacity for Little Leaf Farms

"The smallest chance of disease, an optimal growing climate, and no need for human hands"

Devens, Massachusetts-based Little Leaf Farms' mission is to provide fresh, locally grown lettuce grown sustainably all year round to their New England consumers. To be able to achieve this goal, it is extremely important to grow and supply products in a sustainable way all year round. This is why Little…

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"Almeria growers are the best paid growers in Andalusia"

According to the official data provided by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and Sustainable Development of the Junta de Andalusia corresponding to the 2020…

SA: Pinetown local turns bag of seeds into international business

Ntando lives in Pinetown, KZN, and she used to have a stable job in mechanical engineering sales. Unfortunately, her company decided to move their premises, from Pinetown to Johannesburg. This would mean that Ntando would have to uproot her family and move too if she wanted to keep the job. Where she had…

Tipton schools to build greenhouse for ag program

 A 3,000-square foot, $450,000 greenhouse is in the works for Tipton High School. The greenhouse stands to bolster an already strong ag program that has more than 200 middle and high school students. The facility will give students the ability to grow flowers, plants and vegetables using both soils and hydroponics.…

‘Plugging in’ to produce environmentally friendly bioplastics

Bioplastics, biodegradable plastics made from biological substances rather than petroleum, can be created in a more economical and environmentally friendly way from the byproducts of corn stubble, grasses, and mesquite agricultural production, according to a new study by a Texas A&M AgriLife Research…

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BrightFarms ends lease in Lower Makefield Township, site of former Pennsylvania greenhouse operation

The Lower Makefield Board of Supervisors voted unanimously at its June meeting to terminate its lease agreement with the New York-based company BrightFarms, which had grown vegetables and fruits in a 50,000-plus square-foot facility in Bucks County for nearly a decade. The township entered into a 10-year…

Greenhouse building of the future on Discovery Channel’s "How Do They Do It"

The greenhouses building of the future is within range and has actually already started. In this season of ‘’How Do They Do It’’ on Discovery Channel, host Tim Senders visited innovative companies that all operate sustainably in their own way. In the fourth episode of the season, greenhouse horticulture…

Lettuce grower Hofmann receives full package in new greenhouse

Horticultural projects are spring up all over Germany. Good news for Trintech, as the installation company, has plenty of work to do. Managing Director Albert van Dam talks about various new projects from lettuce and cucumbers to a trip to an endive farm. Various parties are involved in a project like…

Russia: Greenhouse vegetables production has increased by 9%

Greenhouse production is one of the most dynamically developing segments of agriculture in Russia. In June, 669 thousand tons of vegetables and greenery have been grown in…

Uzbekistan greenhouse cucumber export increased by 76%

In January-April of 2021, Uzbekistan exported 4.2 thousand tons of cucumbers in the amount of $5.1 million, which is $2.2 more compared to the same period of last year. In…

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Hail destroys German greenhouses

Hailstones, some as big as tennis balls, hit Germany last week. These caused significant damage. Like at a grower in the Reutlingen in Baden-Württemberg. Most of one of his greenhouses is destroyed. There was also extensive damage elsewhere in Germany. The storm hit on Wednesday, June 23 June. On that day, there were about 100…

Ikea mini greenhouse for your kitchen

More and more people are choosing to build urban gardens in their own houses and apartments and to grow their own vegetables. That's why Ikea has a product to bring nature…

Sarajevo Times

Grandma’s Garden: unique entrepreneurial venture of greenhouse production

Grandma’s Garden is located in a place of a new life and a new beginning, surrounded by the slopes of Klekovača, Oštrelj, and the Srnetica mountains. This unique entrepreneurial venture of greenhouse production, skilfully managed by Snježana Pećanac, is of one the beneficiaries of the Job Ticket Project…

Energy budget for tomato plants grown in a solar greenhouse in northern China

Research is ongoing to increase our understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the variation in energy fluxes in greenhouses. In a recently published study, a four-year experiment (2016, 2017, 2019, and 2020) was carried out to investigate the energy budget for drip-irrigated tomato plants in a…

Dreamstime

Greenhouse horticulture also affected by chip shortage

Not only are raw materials scarce, but computer chips are also hard to come by. This scarcity is causing delays in the delivery of machines but is also negatively affecting…

132,210 square meters

Zhejiang University opens 11 research greenhouses

A research greenhouse has been completed in Zhejiang University’s Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Experimental Center, China. This research greenhouse designed and built by Kingpeng has a total area of ​​132,210 square meters, including an artificial climate room, teaching display…

UK: New irrigation system leads to high strawberry yields

2020 was a record year for strawberry yields at the Water Efficient Technology Centre (WET Centre), based at NIAB EMR in Kent, UK. The WET Centre is an extensive research and demonstration facility that features a portfolio of innovative growing techniques and smart irrigation systems for the soft fruit…

Greenhouse construction gave Ted van der Parre the "best years in his life"

Ted van der Parre worked for years in greenhouse construction; first as an employee, and later together with Peter van Trigt in his own company. Looking back, those were "the…

US (Il): $4.5 million bipartisan plan could bring a new research greenhouse to Peoria's ag lab

Peoria's ag lab soon could have a new, climate-controlled greenhouse for research into four key crops – and there's a bipartisan effort to fund its construction. Both U.S. Reps. Cheri Bustos and Darin LaHood are requesting that $4.5 million be set aside to build it at the National Center for Agricultural…

"The first greenhouse complex in the Kurgan region, Russia"

On June 17, in the village of Martynovka, Safakulevsky district, a presentation of the first and only greenhouse complex in the Kurgan region for growing greenhouse vegetables “Martynovsky” was held. The enterprise was launched in 2020, but last year, due to the pandemic, the grand opening had to be…

Fogging system to effectively humidify and cool greenhouse air

"Greenhouse climate control is an important part of efficient production and stable yields. Together with light, temperature, nutrients, and CO2, – humidity plays a crucial role and creates the base for all the above-mentioned factors creating perfect and stress-free climate conditions for the plants in…

New innovation in the plastic covering system

“Safe-D Vento 2 has ten times more ventilation than our previous product”

Innovation in plastic covering has come a long way, with covers protecting from weather and UV light as well as impacting the growth acceleration and brix levels of a product. One Greek company has released a new plastic cover that sets itself apart by having an improved ventilation system, allowing hot…

Local Bounti pipeline includes 8 facilities by the end of 2025

US (MT): Lettuce growers expand, expand and expand

US greenhouse company Local Bounti is more than doubling the size of its flagship facility in Hamilton, Montana, and plans to break ground on two additional facilities in the Western U.S. before the end of this year. The company’s pipeline includes eight facilities and a plan for 30 SKUs by the end of…

NL: Extension of EHG subsidy for greenhouse horticulture

As of 18 June 2021, greenhouse horticulturists can apply for subsidies for three additional energy-saving techniques. These are LED lighting, high-pressure misting, and energy…

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US: Brick Gardens turns empty buildings into urban farms

Growing enough produce to employ a handful of locals and feed, even more, Dominique Peebles said it’s been a productive start for one of his newest gardens. All it takes is a small greenhouse, a few dozen outdoor plots across the street, and little creativity. When he founded Brick Gardens back in 2017,…

AU:Roc Partners offers $200m veggie glasshouse as sale-and-leaseback

Sydney private equity firm Roc Partners is hoping for as much as $200 million for a West Gippsland glasshouse that it is offering with a 20-year leaseback to tomato, capsicum and cucumber grower Flavorite. The 33-hectare glasshouse stands on a 78-hectare property at 264 Copelands Road, Warragul, about…

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Study on environmental impact assessment of local decoupled multi-loop aquaponics in urban context

Fresh vegetables available on Northern European markets usually originate from a high number of sources. Environmental impacts for these goods typically arise from the resources used in production and the long-distance transport in air-conditioned trucks. As such, environmental impacts are mainly…

Hollands Sentinel

US (PA): Holland Middle School opening greenhouse for weekly harvests

Free, locally grown produce is available for the community throughout summer courtesy of the Holland Middle School greenhouse. The greenhouse will be open to the public 6-7 p.m. each Monday throughout the summer, allowing community members to harvest various fruits, vegetables and herbs.  The greenhouse at…

Artist builds cell-size greenhouse to protest against prisons

Cells at the Administrative Maximum Facility in Colorado are 12-by-7 feet. Most of the supermax prison is underground, cut off from sunlight. Many prisoners spend 23 hours a day alone in their cells, which have thick concrete walls and metal sliding doors.  A greenhouse at the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden on…

Upgrading fans in an existing greenhouse

Multifan Greenhouse Fans have a long service life. Nevertheless, it may be worthwhile to replace the fans with a new, more energy-efficient, and more quiet model. Replacing greenhouse fans is usually not a complicated process. There are, however, several points to consider before ordering a new series of…

Western Herald

Student-built automated hydroponic system to be adopted by WMU greenhouse

Western Michigan University mechanical engineering students Joshua Desmon and Colin Ceisel created an automated hydroponic system for their senior design thesis in the Spring 2021 semester. Upon completion the system has been left to the WMU Finch Greenhouse, where it will remain for future research and…

Greenhouse lighting strategies: finish red lettuce year-round with supplemental lighting

Understanding the relationship between supplemental lighting and plant growth is key for high-quality greenhouse crop production. Red lettuce is a good example of how supplemental lighting can have a major influence on plant quality and ensure beautiful color year-round. In one of Heliospectra's webinars…

Vegtech Netafim builds new Emseni greenhouse

"Agriculture has proven to be one of the more resilient sectors in the SA economy"

In 2020, despite the challenging global situation, the South African pepper growers of Emseni made the decision to invest in an expansion of 3ha, bringing their total greenhouse operation to 12ha. Their ambition: to be the largest pepper producer in the region. Emseni entrusted Vegtech Netafim with the…

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US (CA): County supervisors require more review of greenhouse project

A rural Solvang resident’s proposal to install greenhouses adding up to 15,648 square feet encountered another stumbling block after the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors ruled that more environmental analysis should occur.  On Feb. 9, the board voted 4-1 to require additional review because the proposed…

Tasmania: Bringing back life to an old glasshouse

Organic farmer Rob Mather has managed to greatly improve the soil on a major part of the big glasshouse at Huonville. The former hydroponic tomato-growing glasshouse has not been used for over three decades and the soil needed some TLC. Rob Mather says the soil which has gone to clay is now hosting bags…

Medya Gazete

Retired entrepreneur in Turkey grows fruit saplings in his greenhouse

A retired academician in Isparta, Dr. Abdullah Kankaya produces soilless fruit saplings in pots by using coconut peat and pumice in his greenhouse. Kankaya stated that while seedlings are produced once every 2 years with production in soil, they can produce seedlings 2 times a year in modern greenhouses.…

Growing strawberries in Iceland's climate

Near the small town of Reykholt in South Iceland, we find one of the very few local growers of strawberries: Kvistar. Mr. Steinar Jensen has been producing strawberries for the Icelandic market for over 10 years. Mr. Jensen: “Iceland imports strawberries, but we also see that consumers in this country…

Sensei Ag

Inside Larry Ellison's futuristic indoor farming company on Hawai

Sensei Ag is an agriculture-tech firm bent on changing the way food is grown worldwide. The company's mission is to feed the world by making produce more nutrient-rich and accessible and lowering the barrier to entry for vertical or greenhouse farming. Sensei Ag is the brainchild of Ellison and Dr. David…

Turkish entrepreneurs set up hydroponic strawberry greenhouse instead of investing in a café

Salih and Batuhan Korkmaz, 2 brothers in Kayseri, Turkey are planning to produce 70 tons of strawberries per year by investing in hydroponic production and building a 3,000 square meter greenhouse instead of opening up a cafe in the city. The brothers started strawberry production with soilless…

From this greenhouse in the city of Lier, the Belgium UEFA EURO-tomatoes originate

Tomato growers Anne Mortelmans and Stefan Van Craen from the Belgium city of Lier are used to variation rotation. As a contract grower for Stoffels Tomatoes, the choice in crop variety rotates regularly. This year is no exception. For instance, with the start of the UEFA Euro 2021, tomatoes in the colors…

Qatar provides 72 greenhouses to 24 local farms

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) of Qatar has distributed 72 greenhouses to 24 productive farms. The initiative aims at supporting local farms to continue vegetable production during summer. The fresh support with greenhouses will encourage beneficiary agricultural farms to increase…

Nature Fresh Farms scores a big win in greenhouse vegetable awards

Greenhouse Competitions in Leamington, ON made a return this year with the annual Greenhouse Vegetable Awards this past weekend. Showcasing the best greenhouse-grown produce from leading North American growers, family-owned Nature Fresh Farms came back to the competition winning accolades, including…

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US (SD): Zeeb’s Greenhouse opens new, larger facility

This spring, vehicles filled with flowers have been driving along 1st Avenue, in Spearfish. The patrons have likely visited Zeeb’s Retail Greenhouse, which opened a new, permanent greenhouse facility in early May at 3157 Venture Ct.  “We offer a superior product at a superior price. Our customers often buy…

Indian actor creates greenhouse as lockdown passion

Namma Veettu Pillai actor Sivakarthikeyan took to Instagram on Sunday, June 13, 2021, to reveal his lockdown passion. The actor posted a video in which he showed fans his greenhouse, which he built just before the pandemic, and expressed his desire to expand it further. Along with the picture, the actor…

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Mexico: combining a 4 ha greenhouse operation with aquaponics and algae production

To reduce water consumption per kg food product and stimulate the circular economy, Wageningen University and Research conducted a study on possibilities for integration of tomato production in greenhouses and land-based aquaculture in the Queretaro region in Mexico. Coupling tomato production in…

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US (OH): Akron Urban League to debut high tunnel greenhouse at open house

The Akron Urban League will hold an open house for its new high tunnel greenhouse on June 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 440 Vernon Odom Blvd. The event will feature speakers, a DJ, tours, and a pop-up market with specialty foods available for purchase, along with giveaways for the first 50 attendees. The…

It’s all about flavor: growing great-tasting tomatoes with LED lighting

Taste matters when growing tomatoes. Research shows that tomatoes grown under LED grow lights have great taste. Due to the higher light intensities possible with LEDs, the conditions are set to further increase the taste. Over the years, we have noticed that consumers, and therefore retailers and growers…

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Fifth-generation farmer opens greenhouse right after high school

 It was a humid day in Damascus as a spring thunderstorm had cleared, spotlighting the distant mountains outside Jake Caldwell’s home.“ The mountains are beautiful today,” said the 21-year-old farmer. Caldwell is the newest generation to love the feel — and even the smell — of soil in his rugged hands. Just…

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Women in Agriculture: "How I use greenhouse farming to grow exotic vegetables"

Nike Mbulu is the Chief Executive Officer of Accent Integrated Farms in Lagos. She owns five hectares of land where she grows vegetables and rears animals. Before establishing the farm in 2015, she worked in a financing company in the United States.  "I worked in corporate Nigeria and the U.S. for a while…

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Dutch province could thwart building of new data centers

In the Netherlands, the North Holland Province has threatened legal action in what's being called 'Datacentergate'. The Province wants to prevent the construction of new data centers. These are to be built on the west side of the A7 motorway, near the Agriport A7 greenhouse cultivation area. The planned Microsoft…

Study on light-altering cover materials and vegetable greenhouse production

Recent advances in cover materials and photovoltaic technologies have been widely examined in greenhouses to improve light transmission and solar energy capture with promoting…

A major greenhouse to be built in Kazakhstan with Dutch technologies

The investment potential of the Western Kazakhstan region has been discussed within the meeting of the governor, Mr. Gali Iskaliev and the Extraordinary and Authorised Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. André  Karsten and the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan,…

Dr Mike Bledsoe, Village Farms

“The IPM program has made an enormous impact on the industry”

Pesticides are used in agriculture to keep plants healthy from pesky pests. But, beneficial insects are also used in farming to reduce the need for chemical pesticides and help facilitate the healthy growth of produce. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a method used to reduce the need for chemicals in…

Cross-field learning agriculture, this girl lets fruits and vegetables "drink purified water” to grow

In recent years, the environment for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Qingpu District, Shanghai has continued to improve. A group of outstanding agricultural innovation and entrepreneurship companies have injected strong impetus to Qingpu’s rural revitalization and industrial development. In 2014,…

Greenhouses only account for 7% of the plastic waste generated in Spain

Solar greenhouses and circular economy

Recycling is already part of our life and our way of thinking. Intensive agriculture in greenhouses has also joined this sustainable commitment to the circular economy. In…

Delhi Goverment nursery gets a greenhouse

The Delhi Government is all set to start the first greenhouse at its ITO nursery with the aim of cultivating plants using modern techniques. Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai said that with the development of a greenhouse, the Delhi Government’s nursery can produce the maximum quantity of medicinal…

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Plans under way for new greenhouse at West Hancock High School, funds needed

"We would like to incorporate learning from all levels of education"

West Hancock High School Agriculture and FFA instructor Carolyn Badje hope to raise between $68,000 and $88,000 to make a new greenhouse construction project a reality. She said the committee is seeking a new greenhouse to be built at the high school, which will provide WHHS students access to learning…

AgriTech New Zealand appoints two new Executive Council members

AgriTech New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Kylie Horomia and Maria Jose Alvarez to the Executive Council, further supporting the organization's goals. “As a member-funded organization, we are conscious of having an Executive that brings a wide range of skills, experience, and…

Escalated greenhouse prices slow down construction in Europe's vegetable garden

Almeria is the area in Europe with the highest concentration of greenhouses for intensive agriculture. However, the construction of new facilities has practically come to a standstill in the province. According to the installation companies, this slowdown is due to the escalation in prices there's been…

US (IN): Inari breaks ground on new greenhouse with Gov. Holcomb

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb stopped in West Lafayette Wednesday to congratulate a seed gene-editing company that continues to grow in this Central Indiana soil. Inari Agriculture used Holcomb's visit to highlight its greenhouse expansion. “We are so incredibly grateful that you have chosen to grow and grow…

UK tomato greenhouse installment of CO2 delivery system

CO2 GRO announces commercial feasibility with UK tomato greenhouse grower, La Serra. This project was sourced by GROW’s UK-based Marketing Partner Rika BioTech Limited. The…

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Boys and Girls greenhouse helps kids grow, learn and heal

The greenhouse for the Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina is finally seeing the fruits – and vegetables – of love coming to life. A greenhouse on campus sat empty for several years. What started out as project soon fizzled out due to a lack of staff and resources, but when Buddy Kennedy came aboard…

Study on semi-transparent organic photovoltaics applied as greenhouse shade in arid climate

Recognizing the growing interest in the application of organic photovoltaics (OPVs) with greenhouse crop production systems, in this study the team used flexible, roll-to-roll…

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Turkish woman entrepreneur reaches 70 tons of strawberries per year in hydroponic greenhouse

Alime Cekirdek, a mother of four, was awarded the female micro-entrepreneur of the year in Sinop. Ms. Cekirdek increased the strawberry production they started with her husband to an area of 3,000 square meters in 5 years and managed to reach 70 tons in production annually. Living in the village of…

Beijing's first 5G strawberry greenhouse can be used for yoga too

On April 14, the "5G Cloud Strawberry Farm" of Zhongguancun Science Farm in Beijing, was unveiled. This strawberry garden uses big data cloud computing for environmental control and intelligent robots for spraying fertilizers and pesticides for strawberries. It is full of science, and strawberry yields…

Liangping Chongqing: Smart agriculture injects new impetus into rural revitalization

At·Shugu Farm in Shuanggui Village, central China, the atmosphere is full of the sense of modern technologies. Shugu Farm covers an area of ​​over 26 hectares, and relies on the strong technical strength of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Chongqing Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and…

US (CT): greenhouse building plans still cause controversy

Controversy over the proposed development for six Agbotic greenhouses continued Monday night during a Mansfield Planning and Zoning Commission's public hearing. This public…

NL: Solar panels placed on total cover water reservoir

Centrica Business Solutions and Albers Alligator launch a new, innovative way for greenhouse growers to generate energy with floating solar panels: Multi-F Solar. Solar panels are placed on the total cover (an algae cloth) on the grower's water reservoir. Making it the first solution that uses floating…


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