Dongyang, China: scientists give instruction in modern tomato greenhouse

On September 3, Cao Chunxin, a scientist from Jinhua City, instructed staff on how to conduct soilless cultivation of seedlings in the fully automatic glass greenhouse of the Modern Agricultural Ecological Park in Huayuan Village, in South East China.  In order to promote the development of agriculture, Dongyang Huayuan…

Nanyang, China: Renewing the old wasteland into greenhouses

Years ago, Dengzhou City was the area where soil was dug out for the South-North water transfer project in China, channeling freshwater from the Yangtze River in southern China to the more arid and industrialized north through three canal systems. This former wasteland has now been transformed into a modern…

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Cambodia: Successful yield of greenhouse crops in Tboung Khmum

Farmers in Tboung Khmum Province successfully cultivated and harvested greenhouse crops. This is a major achievement for farmers who were able to safely raise vegetables despite the heavy rainfall that has been experienced throughout the country. Farmers expressed their happiness as they were able to…

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US (OK): Osage Nation growing fresh produce for community with Harvest Land farm

Osage Nation is working to provide fresh and healthy foods to its community. The tribe opened their own meat processing facility and butcher shop earlier this year in Hominy. They're also growing fresh produce in Pawhuska. Both are part of an effort to eliminate the food desert in Osage County. “Pawhuska…

British government to delay introducing post-Brexit checks

Checks on goods imported from EU delayed again

The British government is to delay introducing post-Brexit checks on food and farming imports to England, Scotland and Wales. The reasons given are Covid disruptions and…

Mucci Farms expands West and starts exclusive marketing agreement

Mucci Farms is excited to announce it has entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Casey Houweling to market all produce grown in the Camarillo, CA facility under the Mucci Farms brand and trademarks.  As part of the agreement with Casey Houweling, Mucci Farms will also open two new distribution…

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Geothermal greenhouse for Canadian school

Staff and students of Rothesay Elementary School have big dreams for their new geothermal greenhouse – the first in the province at a school, according to community school coordinator Becky MacKay. “The geothermal aspect will be great for budding engineers because we’re going to have to be monitoring the…

Important growth of the strawberry variety Victory

September marks the end of the strawberry plant nursery season, a key phase for its subsequent transplantation in the production areas of southern Europe and Mediterranean arc countries. EL PINAR currently has a growing market share in this area, thanks to the rusticity and adaptation of its materials to…

Bosman Van Zaal builds cultivation system for high-tech indoor farm

Dutch greenhouse builder to install new cultivation system in South Carolina

Bosman Van Zaal from the Netherlands is installing a cultivation system and a plant handling system for Shenandoah Growers, a company specializing in commercially advanced indoor agriculture, in their 100,000-square-foot indoor ‘Biofarm’ in Anderson S.C.. The Anderson farm, which is expected to be…

Great Lakes Growers vs vertical farming

The team at Great Lakes Growers often gets asked about the differences between a hydroponic greenhouse and a vertical farm operation. Here's a video by John Bonner, CEO of Great Lakes Growers discussing the similarities as well as one big difference. For more information:Great Lakes Growers15145 Kinsman RoadPO…

50-hectare greenhouse project in Iran announced

In the Urmia district of Iran, a new 50-hectare greenhouse will be built by GenGroup Agricultural Investments, a Turkish company that provides turnkey greenhouse projects to investors globally. GenGroup is known for large greenhouse projects since it completed a major greenhouse project in Azerbaijan on a…

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US (IL): Local farm aspires to global impact

Glimpses of bright, reflective ribbon shine out from between dense masses of green at the Wild Mountain Seeds greenhouse. These silver and neon orange ribbons are strung around plants that look healthy, green, and bear robust fruit. Around the flagged plants, others wilt and brown, struggling to grow.…

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Streamlined pacific Australia labor mobility to address industry needs

The Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA) welcomes the Morrison Government’s announcement of the first stage of reforms to Australia’s labor mobility programs – the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) and the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP). The reforms announced support greater alignment between the PLS and…

Project growing tomatoes in the Big Apple nominated for award

For a whole year, cherry tomatoes have been grown in a Dutch high-tech production unit in the heart of New York. The impressive initiative, in which various Dutch horticultural firms have collaborated, is now in the race for an award. The EatThis concept is a finalist in the Dutch Creativity Awards.  The initiative was…

El Ejido: 13,100 hectares of greenhouses

Spanish growers looking to upgrade their greenhouses

Agriculture continues to be the cornerstone of the economy of Almeria's municipality of El Ejido, which leads the province in terms of the number of agricultural holdings. The…

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Mersin municipality in Turkey distributes greenhouses nylon covers to the growers in the area

Mayor Secer attended the 'Greenhouse Nylon, Greenhouse Rope and Microbial Fertilizer Distribution Ceremony' held by Mersin Metropolitan Municipality in Kazanli District of Akdeniz district. Secer stated that they provide support in accordance with the production structure of each region and that they do…

Techno-economic feasibility of vegetable residue return in Chinese solar greenhouses

The tremendous scale of protected vegetable cultivation in China incidentally produces considerable vegetable residue (the remaining parts of plants after the final harvest),…

Research on genes in CSHL greenhouse

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Jacob Goldfield Greenhouse provides an enclosed, ideal environment for plant biologists to conduct their research. CSHL Professor and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator Zachary Lippman and his colleagues grow tomatoes, groundcherries, and a…

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Good results in the glasshouse and strong take up from customers led to triple Tomberry production

Australian greenhouse grower Edison have just started to harvest their new summer crop of Tomberries. The Tomberry is billed as the world’s smallest ‘big’ tomato. Based in Victoria, Edison also grows the Piccolo cherry tomato and the Tinkerbell mini capsicum. “This is our summer crop which will run until…

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Reducing temperature and increasing RH necessary for greenhouse growing in Taiwan

Tomato continues to be one of the most important crops worldwide, and protected cultivation is practiced to overcome the biotic and abiotic stresses to which the plant are exposed during growth. In this study, the study team evaluated the effect of colored net houses on the growth, yield and nutritional…

7.8 kilometres of cables in the ground at new Beekenkamp Plants site

Plant grower Beekenkamp Plants is to add 2.2 hectares of greenhouse in Maasdijk. Royal Brinkman shares images of the construction. A great deal of work has already been done, including in the field of electrical engineering. In two days time, for example, no less than 7.8 kilometres of ground cables were…

For this purpose, the Science module equipped with a space greenhouse will be delivered to ISS, with Pak Choi as the first experimental crop

Russian spacemen to grow greenery at the ISS on an industrial scale

The Vitacycle-T experiment, in which plants will be grown in outer space on an industrial scale, will be conducted at the International Space Station, reported Mr. Jury Smirnov, the head of the laboratory for development and implementation of medical and biological programs at the Institute of…

Microgreens in space with Christina Johnson

In this podcast of The Unconventional Gardener, Emma the Space Gardener talks with Dr. Christina Johnson, who works with microgreens at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. She explains the benefits and challenges of growing microgreens in orbit, and what it’s going to take to get them onto astronaut menus.…

100 ha greenhouse complex to become the biggest one in Russia

The construction of the greenhouse complex Parnik with the acreage of 100 ha which is to become the biggest in Russia has begun on August 27. The agri-industrial holding Eco-kultura are planning to grow about 63 thousand tons tomatoes in it, said the president of the company, Mr. Aleksander Rudakov. “The…

Forest fires cause significant damage in greenhouses in southern Turkey

Forest fires in Mersin's Silifke and Aydincik districts caused great damage to the growers. Thousands of acres of forest, as well as greenhouses, and open agricultural areas, were damaged in the fire. The growers suffered greatly in the fire. Mersin Chamber of Agriculture President Musa Yilmaz: "The…

Nature Fresh Farms doubles Ohio operations with more organic acreage

Nature Fresh Farms has confirmed the expansion of its Ohio operations increasing its organic acreage as well as a plans to build a new distribution center. The property expansion will include doubling the greenhouse acreage from the current 45 acres to 90, with the future extension to be dedicated to…

Greenhouse builders learn to talk the same language

How high is the greenhouse? How many gutters will it have? And how many paths does the greenhouse have? The greenhouse builder already has an answer to all those kinds of questions, because that's usually where the design of a project begins. They record the entire process, from the rough outlines to the…

Colorado grower signs partnership with Mastronardi Produce

Mastronardi Produce and VetaNova, operator of solar powered greenhouses, have announced a long-term exclusive distribution agreement of all fruits and vegetables from the…

Based on wavelet neural networks and genetic algorithms

Research: Model to predict tomato yield in Chinese-style solar greenhouses developed

Yield prediction for tomatoes in greenhouses is an important basis for making production plans, and yield prediction accuracy directly affects economic benefits. To improve…

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US (NY): 'Robot farmers' pioneer climate-resilient farming in the North Country

About a mile outside of the village of Sackets Harbor, a cluster of long, white buildings rises from a field on the shore of Lake Ontario. The facility sits in contrast to the early 19th century architecture of the nearby town, and unlike the surrounding farms, there are no sprawling fields of corn or…

CAN: Edmonton high school students learning planting in 'Go Green' program

Students at a local high school will be getting a chance to work on their green thumbs this year. St. Oscar Romero High School just received its second greenhouse on Tuesday, which was plunked down beside the first one in their new garden space at the back of the school. The grounds will soon include a…

Franky Galle and Bert Depoortere on Roeselare roof greenhouse:

"The arrival of Agrotopia is already creating a new dynamic among growers"

At the end of this month, the Agrotopia rooftop greenhouse in Roelare will officially open its doors. In an update, Inagro looks forward to that moment and future research. The research and advice agency does this together with growers Franky Galle and Bert Depoortere. Combined, tomato grower Franky (50)…

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CEA experts weigh in on what makes operations successful

"Know your crop data back to front"

Chris Higgins, GM of Hort Americas and founder of Urban Ag News, has been involved with the CEA and commercial horticulture industry for 25 years. Automation and CEA in the industry have historically always been around through the use of artificial lighting and glasshouses. However, recently the level of…

Leadership change within Svensson USA

After 18 years with Svensson, Mauricio Manotas has decided to pursue a new opportunity. "During this time, Mauricio has built a strong team and business in the Americas.…

Ridder introduces CoRanger

Indoor positioning system pinpoints positions of plants, people and objects in the greenhouse

A newly introduced indoor positioning solution makes processes in the greenhouse transparent and allows them to take place more efficiently and accurately. CoRanger, introduced by Ridder, is a patented system that can pinpoint the positions of plants, people, and objects in the greenhouse to within 10cm.…

KUBO is opening a new office in Canada

Boots on the ground

KUBO is opening an office in Canada. This office will serve the Eastern-Canadian market. For many years, KUBO has successfully completed projects in Canada. The opening of this office puts further growth in Canada on the agenda. Examples of these successful projects are Savoura, TGOD, Greentone, Serres Royales, Serres Toundra,…

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“Our goals were to show different kinds of agriculture can work in this state"

The North Platte Natural Resource District’s Greener Garden Greenhouse is out to change the face of agriculture in the Panhandle.In the greenhouse, you will find bananas, papaya, dragon fruit, pomegranates, limes and lemons the size of cantaloupe, among other plants more suitable for Nebraska soil. The…

Thriving Lesotho farmers with international horticulture support

Lesotho’s economy relies on agriculture, with about 45% of employment in the country depending on it, and almost all rural households with access to land are involved in some form of vegetable or fruit production. To improve the landlocked country’s limited economic prospects, supporting rural small…

Dutch greenhouse builder constructs insect greenhouse for university

The (PKb-I and PKM-II) research greenhouse, where research will be carried out into insects on plants, consists of a Venlo greenhouse with a total surface area of 792 m2 and 22 cultivation sections (compartments). The insect greenhouse has been designed by Unifarm in collaboration with DLV. At the end of…

Longvine Growing Co invests in LA based Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc.

Rebranded Houweling's Group partners with new California greenhouse company

Today a new partnership was announced in the US horticultural industry. Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc, which recently revealed their plans for a 2.8 million square feet greenhouse and energy agro-park, signed a strategic partnership with Longvine Growing Co, the rebranded Houweling’s Group, to market its…

Comparing materials to improve solar greenhouses' thermal performance

A recent study was carried out to optimize a computational model of a new underground passive solar greenhouse to improve thermal performance, storage, and saving of heat solar energy. Optimized and conventional passive solar greenhouse were compared in regards to indoor air temperature, irradiation, and…

Why Dutch greenhouse horticulture should go to Kentucky:

"If this sector takes off, we're talking billions"

A Dutch-American consortium was formed in June 2020. Seventeen (greenhouse horticulture) parties from both countries joined a project, initiated by NLWorks. It aims to expand horticulture in the American state of Kentucky. The American cultivation company, AppHarvest, is doing its bit, already having…

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Miami foodbank adds new greenhouse to urban farm

The Dayton Foodbank revealed its new hydroponic greenhouse on Monday. With the new space, the Foodbank is planning to serve more fresh, locally grown vegetables to residents facing food insecurity in the Miami Valley. The Foodbank’s urban farm sits on what used to be an old asphalt parking lot. Instead…

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"Consumers are able to recognize the differences between hydroponically and conventionally grown tomatoes"

"Hydroponics is a more environmentally friendly and economical way of growing crops that allows crops to be grown year-round. Tomatoes grown in this way should have a more pronounced aroma and flavor, and the fact that they are harvested at the ripe stage should also be reflected in the fresh red color…

Leaders of Mexico’s horticultural industry come together in person

The AMHPAC Annual Convention in its XIII edition was held with great success, from September 1 to 3 in Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico. 300 people participated in this event, representatives of 142 companies, which greatly exceeded the goal set by the national organization. Without a doubt, there was great…

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Fiji: Hydroponic farm investment bodes well for family

A family from the Tuirara subdivision in Nasinu is now reaping the reward of investing in a hydroponic farm. The family took a risk and invested all their savings in a hydroponic farm under this unprecedented COVID-19 environment. Madhu Karan used to run an events and video production business which came…

First tomato plants in Belgian rooftop greenhouse

Agrotopia's rooftop greenhouse in Roeselare, Belgium, is nearing completion. It will be ready on September 24. By then, the greenhouse will be filled with all kinds of crops, including tomatoes. The first of these were planted recently.  The 'Festival of the Future' will follow the official opening. That will…

Intesa project

Aeroponic greenhouse to promote sustainability in the Mediterranean

The Italian 'Intesa' project, an acronym for 'Innovation in technologies supporting sustainable development of the agro-industry', has been officially presented. It is a work plan co-funded by the European Union as part of the ENI Italy-Tunisia cross-border cooperation programme. The project aims to…

Growing semi-closed without a hose under your crop

With the recently presented Atrium Climatune climate system, semi-closed greenhouses no longer need the well-known hose under the crop. The system, using pulsating atmospheric pressure to achieve a diffuse distribution of the air, can also be used in traditional greenhouses to achieve more control over…

'Greenhouse technology of specific interest'

Jamaica Promotions Corporation encourages investments in vegetable farming

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is encouraging entrepreneurs to invest in vegetable cultivation to supply the hospitality sector. Marlene Porter, the manager for…

US (DE): Sustainable greenhouse and plant production spaces coming to Mt. Cuba Center

The Mt. Cuba Center is breaking ground on a new, sustainable greenhouse and associated plant production spaces. Bancroft Construction, Wilmington, will oversee the project to build one of the first greenhouses of its kind, running primarily on renewable energy. “Designing a year-round production…

US: City board OKs federal funds for greenhouse

Youngstown's city’s board of control approved using federal money to help fund the reopening of a West Side greenhouse. The board on Thursday voted in favor of a $60,000 allocation from the city’s federal Community Development Block Grant funding to Youngstown CityScape for its urban greenhouse…

Ghana wants to become self-sufficient through greenhouse technology

Ghana's export earnings from the agricultural sector are projected to grow eightfold in the next 10 years, the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, has…

Caribbean’s largest fresh berry farm will come to Tobago

As a 12-acre climate-smart hydroponic greenhouse farm, located on Cove Estate in Tobago, is said to be specializing in fresh organic berries and greens for local consumption,…

First planting begins in new California greenhouse

Revol Greens’ national growth strategy continues to germinate with the inaugural planting at its recently completed Tehachapi, CA greenhouse. In mid-September, the first harvest of a wide variety of organic baby leaf and head lettuce will follow inside the first phase of Revol Greens’ 64-acre greenhouse.…

A Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Model for Greenhouse Climate

A recently published paper investigates the identification and modeling of a greenhouse's climate using real climate data from a greenhouse installed in the LAPER laboratory…

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US (FL): Foodbank shows off donated greenhouse

A donation in honor of a Vandalia woman is expected to help feed thousands of people in the Miami Valley. The Dayton Foodbank today dedicated its new Beverly K. Greenhouse, a 6,000-square-foot greenhouse that should produce an estimated 100,000 heads of lettuce a year as well as other produce and…

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US (IL): Urban farm cultivating the means to fight food insecurity

Inside an Englewood hoop house, dozens of tomato plants climb about seven feet into the air. Various greens, eggplants, peppers, and more sprout from the soil around them. A few participants in Growing Home’s workforce development program haul up vegetables from the ground as the intense summer sun beams…

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US: (CT): Interest in using old school for hydroponic operation

City officials are entertaining a proposal that the city grow its own lettuce or microgreens in a hydroponic operation inside the old Stiles School building to generate revenue. After receiving a state grant to fund the assessment of toxin removal from the former Thompson, Stiles and Blake schools, city…

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Trinidad & Tobago soon home to 'largest' berry farm in the Caribbean

Trinidad & Tobago will soon be home to the Caribbean’s largest source of locally-grown fresh organic berries. A 12-acre climate-smart hydroponic greenhouse farm located on Cove Estate in Tobago will specialize in fresh organic berries and greens for local consumption, providing a unique opportunity for…

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Jamaica: Encouraging people to invest in vegetable cultivation

Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is encouraging entrepreneurs to invest in vegetable cultivation for the hospitality sector. Manager for JAMPRO’s Sales and Promotions Division, with responsibility for agribusiness, Marlene Porter, says there are numerous market opportunities for fresh vegetables,…

Japanese eco-tourism resort taps solar glass for greenhouse

A Japanese strawberry greenhouse will be equipped with electricity glass. The Australian company ClearVue Technologies has landed an order for a strawberry greenhouse which forms part of the ‘Aqua Ignis Hot Springs’ project in the Fujitsuka area of Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai City. 187 of ClearVue’s glazing…

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US (MN): Pledging $12.3M to build urban farm in south Minneapolis

A seven-year push to build an "Urban Farm" in the middle of a heavily industrial area of Minneapolis is one step closer to becoming a reality. The East Phillips Neighborhood Institute, or EPNI, recently told a Minneapolis City Council committee that it could raise $12.3 million to secure a 7.6-acre site…

Hungary market report: Horticulture, covered production and geothermal energy

Covered production in Hungary still has a lot of untapped potential. And in the face of climate change, the country has an ace up its sleeve: Geothermal energy.  If you leave Budapest behind, you arrive at endless green and golden fields ripe with crops, framed by blue strips, rivers, streams and canals which…

New futuristic movie takes place in a glasshouse

Ever feel like your whole life takes place in a glasshouse? Well, we might not recommend actually living in one. You might not even dare to after watching the new South African movie Glasshouse.  Glasshouse is set after The Shred, an airborne dementia, has left humanity roaming like lost and dangerous animals,…

Cook Islands entrepreneur develops hydroponic greenhouse to boost local food production

Finding ways to be smarter producers of food was a priority in small island developing states (SIDS) before the outbreak of COVID-19. Now the ideas of farmers and entrepreneurs, such as Piri Maao in the Cook Islands, are being avidly sought by governments and development bodies, which are keen to drive…

New Dutch greenhouse ready for air vents, energy screen

Drenthe Growers cultivates cucumbers in the Netherlands. Their new greenhouse frame has been completed. The De Vries farming family expects to be able to use this new greenhouse from January 2022. It replaces a greenhouse that collapsed due to the heavy snowfall in February. There is an update about the construction…

New $100 million fund focuses on greenhouse and indoor projects

A newly launched investment fund that is currently looking for investors, says it seeks to invest primarily in proprietary conventional, organic, and niche market indoor…

Climate sensors to ensure optimum growing conditions

Cosy climate in the greenhouse

In greenhouses, plants and vegetables are cultivated all year round under controlled conditions. For this purpose, modern greenhouses are equipped with a wide variety of technical systems for irrigation, lighting, shading, CO2 fertilization, heating, ventilation, and cooling. In addition to supplying the plants with sufficient…

"Offering job opportunities to women with soilles agriculture project"

Aksaray Municipality received a grant of 1.8 million USD from Ahiler Development Agency for the project "Employment Increase with Soilless Agriculture" which fits within the framework of the 2021 Social Development Support Program carried out by the Ministry of Industry and Technology. The project will…

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Growing conditions were 'almost perfect' for tomatoes this season

"Hot days and minimal amounts of rain have made for bumper crops," said Abby Shepler, Rochester Farmers Market manager. No sooner does sweet corn peak than it is time to start enjoying fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes.  "This year, growing conditions were almost perfect," says Abby Shepler, Rochester Farmers Market…

Aquaponics greenhouse fueled by renewable energies

This is the Ekoponics system. The aquaponics greenhouse is built with an Ekodome Cosmos geodesic dome frame system, while the renewable energy station is made with an Ekodome Seed dome frame. Solar panels and vertical wind turbine-powered pumps provide energy to the system to recycle water and nutrients…

First images from tomato trial with nitrogen from greenhouse air

Using nitrogen and oxygen to purify water, and then using the new compounds as fertiliser. It sounds too good to be true, but the company VitalFluid has developed a method that makes it possible. The method is currently being tested in an organic tomato crop, according to American standards, at the WUR…

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Designing low-cost soil moisture sensors for greenhouse irrigation management

Precise and quick estimates of soil moisture content for the purpose of irrigation scheduling are fundamentally important. They can be accomplished through the continuous monitoring of moisture content in the root zone area, which can be accomplished through automatic soil moisture sensors. Commercial…

Nature Fresh Farms adds to sales team

The greenhouse growing company Nature Fresh Farms has expanded its sales team with two new hires and is excited to announce the addition of Brenda Necic and Pam Cherwak to the team. In recent years Nature Fresh Farms has grown exponentially with new facilities and expansions across North America. In…

Greenhouse construction software tracks international expansion

From small tropical islands to mountaintops: greenhouses can be found everywhere these days. Before the construction teams get on a plane or take the car to go to a location, however, a lot of work has already been done. Most of it is computer work and calculations. For this purpose, greenhouse builders…

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Why Brazil is investing in vertical farms and CEA research

"Despite the abundance of land with agricultural potential in Brazil, the production of vegetables depends less on territorial extension than on adequate climatic conditions for production," says Italo M. R. Guedes, Research Agronomist in Plant Mineral Nutrition and Soilless Horticulture at Emprapa, a…

New call for rooftop and non-rooftop projects about to open

A new call for GROOF projects for all kinds of greenhouses is about to open. In this project, candidates can receive professional coaching in the development of their project.…

Russia supports greenhouse industry with leasing program

The Government of the Russian Federation has approved a new state support program for the agro–industrial complex. Agricultural producers will be able to purchase high-tech…

"Almeria's greenhouses are agrosystems that optimize energy use"

Thanks to their ability to directly capture the sun's heat energy to maintain optimal production temperature in winter, the more than 30,000 hectares of greenhouses in the…

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"Laying PEX pipe in the ground is much cheaper than for example building a greenhouse"

On the southern periphery of Elliðaárdalur in Reykjavík, an area has been allocated as a so-called urban farm, with the goal of connecting people and nature together in a totally new manner. The project is called ALDIN Biodome, and one of its subprojects has been to research how Iceland’s natural…

Greenhouse grower receives category leadership award again

Grocery Insight announced that NatureSweet has received recognition in the tomatoes category in its 8th Annual Grocery Insight Category Leadership Awards 2021 grocery industry…

Mucci Farms adds to sales team

Mucci Farms announces the hiring of Ken Paglione as sales account manager. Joining Team Mucci with more than 15 years of experience in greenhouse produce, Ken brings a diverse set of skills, having…

Uno Bites are back-to-school ready

As society gets ready for back-to-school season, parents are sending their kids to class with a fresh snack they love to eat by the handful: Uno Bites™ Nano Cucumbers from Pure Flavor®. These super small, one-bite Nano Cucumbers aren’t the result of a science fair shrink-ray experiment gone awry – Uno…

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Russia: Chelyabinsk region increases greenhouse vegetable production by 30%.

Greenhouse vegetable growers of the Chelyabinsk region, close to the Kazakh border, have increased their greenhouse vegetable production by 34% thanks to modern technologies and reaching full capacity. The regional Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Aleksey Kobylin has reported on the fact. “This region has…

Nitrogen rules thwart construction of Belgian tomato greenhouse

Last week, in Belgium, the Permits Disputes Council suspended an environmental permit. A tomato greenhouse was to have been built in Hoogstraten. This would have been a…

What is the cost of humidity control in your glasshouse?

When energy is cheap you don’t often worry about the cost of using heat for humidity control. This is because the advantages of a good yielding and disease free crop far outweigh the cost of controlling humidity. However, when the cost of energy increases, you are left asking "Can I afford to control…

Increasing the knowledge of Turkmenistan farmers about greenhouse farming

In the framework of the project "Supporting climate-resilient livelihoods in agricultural communities in drought-prone areas of Turkmenistan. The project is jointly implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection of Turkmenistan and…

Study on comparing mist sprayer and traditional sprayers for pesticide in plastic tunnel greenhouse

A field study was conducted in plastic tunnels of tomato crops to compare the spraying performance of KMS with the commonly used electric knapsack sprayer (EKS), thermal fogger sprayer (TFS) and spray gun (SG). The environmental conditions of facility vegetables are characterized by high temperature and…

Looije Agro Technics is building for the future

Since last year, the management team of specialized consultancy bureau for the greenhouse horticulture sector Looije Agro Technics (LAT) no longer consists of one but of three members. In addition to the familiar face of Martin Looije, who has been at the helm since the company's establishment in 1999,…

Rooftop greenhouse Agrotopia named and almost ready to go

The letters 'Agrotopia' now adorn our brand-new rooftop greenhouse in Roeselare. The other work in the greenhouse is also in its final phase, as shared on LinkedIn. This means that the rooftop greenhouse is almost ready for a real start. Starting with a 'festival of the future'. On 24 September, the…

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Enzymatic degreaser loosens biofilm within seconds

“While biofilm degradation occurs naturally over time, Bacto-Zyme expedites the process to happen within minutes,” says Royal Marty, chief executive officer and owner of Substrata.   Substrata is a Nevada-based biochemical manufacturing company that specializes in the production of enzymatic solutions for industrial…

Challenges of growing herbs in a greenhouse

Greenhouses provide gardeners with an efficient way to provide a warm and humid environment for plants. However, it is not always an easy ride. This video features a farm in Nyahururu to discover the challenges of growing herbs in a greenhouse.

Using the Internet of Things and deep convolutional neural networks

Design of a novel remote monitoring system for smart greenhouses

To support farmers and improve the quality of crops production, designing smart greenhouses is becoming indispensable. In a recently published paper, a novel prototype for remote monitoring of a greenhouse is designed. "The prototype allows creating an adequate artificial environment inside the…

Small-scale farmer responses to an urban rooftop farming and online marketplace enterprise in Montréal, Canada

There is growing interest in the role of new urban agriculture models to increase local food production capacity in cities of the Global North. Urban rooftop greenhouses and hydroponics are examples of such models receiving increasing attention as a technological approach to year-round local food…

Canadian plantfood producer sells 5.5 acre greenhouse lands

Feel Foods announces the company has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Canpac Investments Corp. for the sale of its Langley 5.5 acre greenhouse lands. Canpac is an…

New Korean-Australian partnership kicks off with 4 ha strawberry project

"Australia is not alone in facing climate change challenges"

Horticulture in Australia faces numerous challenges relating to climate change, says Andrew Sutherland with Australian agri-tech start-up Farm 4.0. The technique of Korea based company Green Plus, offers a solution to these challenges, he sees, and that's why he's pleased to announce a 30 year licence…

Study on fast pyrolysis of greenhouse waste into bio-oil

Different parameters are effective on bio-oil yield and quality during the production of bio-oil from biomass through fast pyrolysis. Knowing the optimum values of these…

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.…

Hurricane and earthquake proof greenhouses to be built in the Caribbean

The teams at Alquimi Renewables and Island Growers Caribbean© are implementing a unique business model to radically improve and protect how fresh produce is grown in the…

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Russia: GC Rost acquires Belgorod greenhouse Teplitsy Belogorya

The Russian greenhouse company MC Agrokapital, which is part of the group GC Rost, has acquired greenhouse company Teplitsy Belogorya. According to a local website Kartoteka.ru, general manager of the Tachnologii Rosta company, Ms. Tamara Reshetnikova assumed that Teplitsy Belogorya was most likely sold…

The dome: a potential game-changer for vanilla supply

“I could get as much vanilla out of five geodesic greenhouses as I would out of one hectare,” says David Soo, CEO of Australian Vanilla Plantations. This innovative greenhouse company is currently producing vanilla in New South Wales, Australia, in its prototype geodesic greenhouse that is automated and…

"We handle complete greenhouse projects flexib(el)ly"

In recent years Flexibell Greenhouse Systems has supported the necessary complete greenhouse construction projects with technical support, deliveries and supervision, primarily in China. Flexibell has several of its own production locations there, ranging from greenhouse systems to various other…

Helping indoor farms benchmark sustainability metrics

“Don’t regulate farmers to death” are the words CEO & Founder of WayBeyond Darryn Keiller uses when discussing sustainability in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). CEA…

Book with explanation in figures gives growers something solid to work with

Many growers can tell immediately whether a tomato crop has a good generative habits or not. Just look at the head and that's it. Simple, right? Not for all growers, as Godfrey Dol of Glasshouse Consultancy discovered during his visits to growers all over the world. They increasingly grow in modern…

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Iranian company devises smart greenhouse to save water, space and energy

An Iranian knowledge-based company, Rah Rooyesh Raad, has developed new agricultural technology solutions to expand the horizons of conventional farming. Early this week, the firm introduced two innovative products, namely a plant factory and a smart miniature greenhouse. According to Elaheh Akbarnejad,…

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US (NE): Greenhouse growing exotic fruits donates produce to local organizations

The North Platte NRD’s Greener Garden Greenhouse in the Panhandle grows bananas, papaya, dragon fruit, pomegranates, limes and lemons the size of a cantaloupe, among other plants more suitable for Nebraska soil. The uniqueness of the greenhouse has garnered worldwide attention during its four years here,…

"Greenhouses probably won’t work on Mars"

Mars is a lifeless wasteland for more than one reason.  Not only are the temperatures and lack of water difficult for life to deal with, the lack of a magnetic field means radiation constantly pummels the surface.  If humans ever plan to spend prolonged periods of time on the red planet, they’ll need to support an…

Malta: Giant snail farm proposed in solar greenhouses in Naxxar

A massive snail farm is being proposed in greenhouses on a 10,400sq.m plot along Triq tal-Balal and Triq A. Murray in Naxxar, in the vicinity of a newly erected old people’s home. Cammast, a company owned by Master Wine Holdings, filed the application for the 4.4m-high greenhouses, which will occupy…

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Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture will get together on September 1-3

In two weeks, the 13th edition of AMHPAC’s (Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture) annual convention will take place in Los Cabos, Mexico. The event was born from the need of growers to meet and conduct business together. It is aimed at national and international leaders of the fruit and…

UK: Revised plans for Tangmere vegetable growing facilities approved

An application from Madestein UK Limited, which specializes in producing fresh lettuce and herbs, for new facilities in the southwest corner of the former Tangmere Airfield site was discussed by Chichester District Council’s planning committee back in June 2018. Members of the committee decided to permit…

Pogona Barbata to receive $58m for high tech glasshouses and sustainable water management

South Australia is set to gain ten new water projects, with an overall value of $90 million, to enhance water security, help stimulate regional economies and create hundreds…

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US (NY): Urban farm coming to the Javits Center this month

A sprawling new urban farm is coming to one unlikely New York venue this month after a $1.5 billion reinvestment into the state’s “Crown Jewel” convention hall. The Javits Center will have some verdant new features when its renovation is officially unveiled this month thanks to an innovative,…

1.5 hectares not too small according to Dutch Council of State

The owner of two plots of glasshouse horticultural land in 's-Gravenzande was found to be in the wrong by the Council of State yesterday in an appeal against the municipality…

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Russia: 20 ha greenhouse complex to be constructed in Tyumen

LLC “TK Tyumen-Agro” is going to build the fourth phase of the greenhouse complex in close proximity to the functioning complexes in Narimanova, Russia.  The project presupposes the construction of a contemporary greenhouse with an acreage of 20 ha, which will produce fresh cherry tomatoes and regular tomatoes…

UN IPCC report

"Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying"

Scientists are observing changes in the Earth’s climate in every region and across the whole climate system, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

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Valley High student wins nearly $10,000 to resurrect abandoned greenhouse

For nearly 10 years, Valley High School's greenhouse sat unused — its plants left to rot after its cooling system broke down and sat in need of repairs. Where a small plat of land full of weeds and dried dirt once sat just outside the abandoned building now an array of colors bloom — unseen until just…

Mucci Farms welcomes retail executive to leadership team

Mucci Farms has hired retail supermarket executive Dan Branson as senior director, business and product development. A third-generation produce professional, Branson joins Mucci Farms after a notable 15-year stop at Canada’s largest grocery chain, Loblaw Companies Ltd. Starting in procurement and…

First PAR+ coating applied on Dutch greenhouses

"One step closer to future-proof greenhouses"

Today Physee is celebrating a big milestone. "A month ago, after five weeks of waiting for the rain to end, we applied the first-ever 50m2 PAR+ coating onto a greenhouse with partner Koppert Cress. Not only are we celebrating the application of our coating, but also the first glimpse of progress. The…

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The power of high tunnel growing in Northern US

High tunnels offer northern New York market growers an easy way to extend their limited growing season by two or three months. Sometimes more. Farmers can grow early and/or late crops of cool weather and salad vegetables even while there’s snow on the ground. And depending upon the weather, warm-season…

In Afghanistan, greenhouses help families grow food year round

Until a few years ago, 45 year-old Wahida, a farmer and mother of six, could not afford to buy coal to heat her home. Today, she is the sole breadwinner of her family and earns enough to send all six of her children to school. Her life changed in 2015, when she was selected to receive a micro greenhouse…

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Russia; Vegetables of protected soil assigned to priority areas of agro-industrial complex

Following the results of the conciliation meeting with the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation re-introduced the draft resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation “On amendments to annex no. 8 to the state program for the…

Chinese greenhouse horticulture must also innovate without government

China is a vast, agricultural country. Much of its covered cultivation is done in so-called "solar" greenhouses. These are quite simple, technology-wise. "You build a soil or concrete rampart; kind of a wall," begins Robert Keijzer. He is Kubo's man in China. Kubo is a Dutch greenhouse project management…

"The plant empowerment path offers endless possibilities to learn more about plant physics"

With years of experience in rose cultivation, Peter van Ninhuys started working as a cultivation manager for Van Lipzig Tuinderijen in 2017. “At that time Van Lipzig Tuinderijen was looking for a Cultivation Manager with a fresh perspective in order to implement the Growing by plant Empowerment…

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.…

Abbeyview: greenhouses powered by sewage

"More subsidies are needed to support emission-saving design

The Financial Times posted a video on their Food Revolution. showing how carbon-saving marvels of agricultural engineering have sprouted from the fields of southeast Britain - two of the largest greenhouses in the country. "A pioneering design harnesses heat from nearby wastewater plants, cutting carbon…

Unique logistics system for greenhouse propagation material

Recently, an advanced propagation system was commissioned by Bosman Van Zaal from the Netherlands at Roelands Plant Farms in Canada, a supplier of starting material for peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Roelands Plant Farms is one of the few growers of vegetable propagation material that uses high-tech…

Houwelings rebrands as Longvine Growing Co.

Houweling US Holdings, Inc. is launching the Longvine Growing Co. as the company rebrands. The rebranding project was initiated in early 2020 as the Houweling Family exited…


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