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,…

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“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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US (IN): Healthcare Foundation funds new greenhouse at Kesling

Thanks to a grant from US (IN): Healthcare Foundation funds new greenhouse at Kesling the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, Kesling-La Porte Middle School now has a greenhouse for use by middle and high school agriculture students. Foundation members, students, and faculty gathered Friday, June 4, to…

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Surge Alert uses climate monitoring and IoT to reduce food waste

Food waste occurs at every step of the supply chain from the farm to the consumer’s kitchen, and globally, approximately 30 percent of food produced for human consumption is lost somewhere within this chain. A company called Surge Alert aims to reduce food waste through its climate monitoring devices and…

Mexico: Tomato exports broke last year’s record with a growth of 20%

Mexico broke its own growth record for tomato exports in 2020; the positive trend continued into the first quarter. Last year saw a 20.6% increase on the previous year,…

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“The trap needs to be the most attractive thing in a greenhouse”

Pest insects cause a lot of damage in greenhouses. Growers looking to prevent this can lure the insects away by presenting them with something irresistible, which is exactly what LedsProtect does with their new UV-light trap.   Since the introduction of LedsProtect back in 2015, they have kept on developing and…

"Greenhouses don't work in Kenya"

In March, Peter Wangai, the CEO of Goldenscape Greenhouses, was charged with defrauding Kenyan farmers in a greenhouse scam. Through his company, Wangai promised unsuspecting…

Quebec AI processing centers to heat gigantic greenhouse complex

A Quebec City entrepreneur, well known in the field of technology, is piloting a pharaonic project. Workers are working quietly on a large plot of land in Saint-Nicolas. The value of the total investment is in the billions of dollars. And it would be only the first of a series of "campuses" at the…

Greenhouse grape harvest has started in Mersin, Turkey

The harvest of grapes produced in greenhouses in the Mezitli district of Mersin has started. According to the statement made by the municipality, Mayor Neset Tarhan also participated in the harvest, which was carried out in the greenhouse of a grower living in the Eski Mezitli part of the district. Mayor…

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Experimental 80s greenhouse explored how to grow plants in the cold

‘The growth accelerator’ is an experimental greenhouse that was designed and built by Michael Jantzen in 1986 for the Missouri botanical garden in St. Louis, Missouri. The small mobile structure functioned as a public exhibit that explored how to grow plants more energy-efficient in cold climates. The…

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"The connections between ballet and farming are stronger than they might seem"

Youngstone is learning the farm-management ropes via a full-time paid apprenticeship at Fiery Ginger Farm, a two-acre urban farm in Sacramento, and classes in soil science, plant science, irrigation, and pest management at West Hills Community College. He's even opted out of returning to Sacramento…

Simple integration standard solar panel in 3.20-meter bar reduces investment costs

More and more solar panels are being placed within the greenhouse horticultural sector. However, simply replacing the glass with solar panels on a 3.20-meter bar in many cases proved too big of a challenge. Standard panels don’t fit in the profile, which leads to an increase in costs, especially if the…

Bringing captured CO2 into the greenhouse with zeolites

"We store CO2 from the outside air to make plants grow faster"

“In short, we capture CO2 from the air outside and then release it inside the greenhouse. As our system includes the greenhouse to be a closed system, all the CO2 inside will increase plant growth. This new technology does not give any emissions to its surroundings while in use and the solution is 100%…

Vertical farming doesn’t have to be expensive if you combine the right skill sets

In order to get the best end product, two things are needed: the right growing environment, in combination with the right growing conditions. That’s why Dutch companies Botman Hydroponics and Green Simplicity have decided to join forces offering a complete, hybrid, solution: combining vertical…

Melon production started in the thermal greenhouse in Kirsehir, Turkey

With the help of the Kirsehir Ahi Evran University, which previously provided support to investors by producing products such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and eggplants in the thermal research and development greenhouses, Kirsehir became one of the important cities of Turkey, especially in tomato…

6 tons of greenhouse-waste organic fertilizers to be produced monthly in Eskisehir, Turkey

The Eskisehir Bilecik Development Agency announced the evaluation results of the applications made to the 2020 Financial Support Programs. Saricakaya Municipality, which will produce compost by collecting vegetable wastes, was entitled to receive a grant with the project developed for this purpose.…

Village Farms brings on new EVP of sales and marketing

Village Farms Greenhouse Grown is pleased to announce Eric Janke has joined the company as executive vice-president of sales & marketing, effective June 1, 2021. Janke will be…

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High school raises produce with aquaponics

FFA members at Moore High School, located about 10 miles south of Oklahoma City, grow produce in an unconventional way. In 2018, Moore FFA launched an impressive aquaponics system: They raise tilapia and bluegill to help nourish carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, bok choy, peppers, squash, zucchini, and more.…

Grow light controller for indoor and greenhouse cultivation

Pozeen has announced model GL-CON001, a grower-friendly grow light controller, for indoor and greenhouse cultivation. Guided by the philosophy of simplicity, the controller is cell-phone-sized and easy to operate with just one hand. With a slidable bracket backside, the controller can hang onto the wall,…

Conclusions of Cajamar's 'Greenhouse vegetables - Provisional balance of the 2020-2021 campaign'

Almeria's greenhouse production was stable with average prices until April

The Tierra Platform Markets team (Cajamar) prepared the 'Greenhouse vegetables - Provisional balance of the 2020-2021 campaign', a report in which it analyzed the behavior of…

Controlling fans in a greenhouse

Usually, fans in greenhouses are not regulated. The main reason is that lowering the speed has a negative effect on the fan's throw and circulation rate. This can result in reduced circulation efficiency and increases the risk of climate issues. Vostermans Ventilation knows all about this. "In practice, we sometimes see that…

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Temporary foreign workers at Quebec greenhouse denounce unsanitary living conditions

When Juan came to Quebec from Guatemala to produce tomatoes for a big greenhouse company, he hoped to make enough money to send home so his wife and children could put food on the table and afford a better education. But the living conditions provided by the renowned Quebec company, one of the largest…

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Community greenhouse project brings affordable food to Cape Breton's Potlotek First Nation

Kale and lettuce were the first greenhouse crops to be ready for harvest and sale late last week after months of hard work by the community of Potlotek. The project broke ground in September to make space for the 30-foot by 60-foot geothermal greenhouse just across the street from the two schools in the…

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Growers voice their opinions

Strategies for reducing plastic use on production facilities

Growing for Market has asked growers how they were reducing plastic on their farms. Growers shot back with ideas and alternatives to petroleum-based products large and small. This article focuses on progress and moves forward creatively and collectively. Soil blocks are popularLet’s begin where the…

Germany: New 'supermarket of the future' has a greenhouse on top

What will the shopping centre of the future look like? How do you build sustainably? According to REWE, it is one with a greenhouse on top. Last Friday, the German retail giant opened their first Green Farming pilot store in Wiesbaden-Erbenheim. It is the first supermarket with a rooftop greenhouse in…

China: Digital system empowers high-quality agricultural development in Cixi

It looks like a budding lotus flower, rich in nutrients and high economic value, and has the reputation of being "the king of vegetables" in Europe. Recently, the artichokes in the Agricultural Innovative Park of Kandun University in Cixi ushered in the harvest season.  Mr. Dor Raz is an Israeli and graduated…

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St. Albans students unveil greenhouse and hydroponics system on campus

St. Albans High School AP biology teacher Caitlyn Dixon and her students unveiled their sustainable greenhouse and hydroponics system on campus Friday. The group has been working during the past two years to design and construct the dome. "Once we won the grant, we developed a STEM program here at the…

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US (IL): Naperville grower suffers "worst drought ever"

Jeremy Mayne turned off the spigot midmorning Monday that controls the hoses inside a plastic-walled structure that house plants teeming with bright red strawberries. Up until this week, the water that dripped from the irrigation lines that stretch across much of the 15-acre Mayneland Farm had been the…

Turkish hydropnic strawberry grower looking to expand its greenhouses and start exporting

"My goal is to be the largest producer of soilless strawberries in Turkey"

Seyma Serinkaya built Turkey's largest soilless strawberry production greenhouse in Mugla, in the South-West of Turkey. There, Serinkaya will start exporting by producing on an acreage of 4.5 hectares in the next 3 years. Seyma Serinkaya, who worked in the finance sector after her university education,…

Sundrop Farms uses solar to grow tomatoes in the Australian desert

For some 300 days a year, Sundrop Farms 127m tall central solar power tower shines on the tomato farm near Port Augusta (at the northern end of South Australia’s Spencer…

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How to predict failures in the greenhouse

What is an Anomaly and how do we benefit from it? The principles of Anomaly Detection have already been adopted in many industries from Aviation and Manufacturing to the Oil and Gas industry and logistics. In this article, Jorben van der Lugt, sales manager with Pylot, describes how anomalies can be…

Meteor Systems completes Mini-Air project at Beeren Brüder

"Mini-Air soft fruit tunnel gave us maximum control over growing climate"

A good product sells itself. Arnold Bol, export manager with Meteor Systems, is also well aware of that. The company recently completed a Mini-Air project at organic soft fruit nursery Beeren Brüder in Germany. The project kicked off after a visit from the nursery’s co-owner Frank Thiedemann to the…

US (PA): Brockway senior gets grant for greenhouse

Even though she will not get to enjoy the fruits of her labor, Emily Roush was able to give back to the Brockway Chapter of the FFA by getting a grant to redo the tables in the greenhouse. Roush has worked in the greenhouse the whole time she was in the FFA in Brockway. The tables in the greenhouse are…

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US (MN): Wabasha County vegetable farm propped up by community after fire

An organic vegetable farm in southeast Minnesota faces a major setback after a fire broke out in its shed this week. Easy Yoke Farm, a small-scale wholesale and farmers market operation specializing in organic vegetable production, is owned by Daniel and Hannah Miller. The couple is in their 10th growing…

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China: tourists have nature experience in greenhouse tourist attraction

Mint, red celery, red beet: in Tiangong in the Wandi Village, in the western Zhejiang Province, many tourists are attracted by the modern features of the agricultural demonstration site.  Modern techniques such as hydroponics, substrate cultivation, and other soilless growing techniques, have become a major…

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Healthy Communities expands with greenhouse in Dayton

In 2010 the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties began strategically working toward improving our local food system to provide food to residents in need in our communities. Now, after more than a decade of work in food security, Healthy Communities is poised to once again…

US (MN): Innovative greenhouse coming to Mankato East High School

Mankato Area Public Schools will be constructing a greenhouse this summer at Mankato East High School. The greenhouse will include technology that meets and exceeds industry standards to provide a real-world application for students. District leaders said the goal of the greenhouse is to develop…

Nigeria: Agriculture pathway to sustainable development for Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom State is endowed with numerous natural resources, the most prominent among which is oil. The state is Nigeria’s largest oil producer, accounting for over 30 per cent of the country’s oil – a fact that is known to all. What may perhaps not be known by many is the fact that Akwa Ibom is basically…

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Hydroponic greenhouse grower in South Turkey starts strawberry exports

In this soilless agriculture greenhouse, in Kahramanmaras, in the south of Turky, an acreage of 1.1 hectares has started producing strawberries. The strawberries grown in this greenhouse are exported to 10 countries in addition to the domestic market and continuous production can be made throughout the…

Strawberry breeder closer to putting systems into practice with new greenhouse

Strawberry and apple breeder, Fresh Forward, has moved locations. In a new, fully renovated greenhouse of four hectares, the first tests are in full swing. In the new greenhouse, the breeder can conduct tests on various cultivation systems. “With this, we can take the first steps in putting a system into…

Panasonic Technology develops lower greenhouse to withstand extreme weather

Building a monsoon-proof greenhouse in Japan

The subtropical island of Ishigaki, situated southwest of the main island of Okinawa, is a popular tourist destination that is also hot and humid and prone to monsoons--all conditions which are unfavorable to growing vegetables and which prevent a stable supply of an essential food source. The Asian…

Qingpita garden grows Pitayas in central China

China: Growing fruits of the south in the north

Ms. Wang Yan, the head of the Pitaya Base of Qingpita Garden in the Shaanxi Province, Central China, has vigorously planted the tropical fruit Pitaya. This way, Qingpita Garden has become the best example of how growing fruits from the south can also be done in the north. In 2006, a friend who grew…

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Baker couple growing in their Next Generation Farming aquaponics farm

Next Generation Farming aquaponics farm in Baker, FloridaMax and Rachael Lyons provide fresh, organic produce to local restaurants and retailers through their Next Generation Farming aquaponics farm in Baker. The couple moved to their property in Baker a few years ago. Starting off with growing lettuce,…

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Farmers find success after starting from scratch

Neither John nor Aimee Good grew up on farms, but their unique life experiences have helped shape the farmers they have become. The couple own and operate The Good Farm, a 10-acre certified organic farm that grows 40 varieties of vegetables and fruits for hundreds of Community Supported Agriculture…

Relationship between light, temperature and plant density

One of the most difficult jobs for a grower is to determine the right 24-hour temperature for his crop. How much light do the plants receive today, and what temperature should I maintain? In this article, Godfrey Dol with Glasshouse Consulting, wants to provide more clarity into how we can play with…

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Nelson Seventh Street greenhouse project is ‘shovel ready’

The Seeds Nelson Seventh Street Greenhouse project is ‘shovel ready’ and is finally ready to break ground at the end of June. The project crew consists of city planners, an engineer, a project manager, and Seeds Nelson volunteers including the board. They are ready to create a promising gem in the heart…

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The problem with handheld moisture meters for plants

While the popularity of handheld moisture meters for plants shows no signs of abating, there are some significant disadvantages for growers using this tool. Handheld soil moisture and substrate moisture meters are a staple of every greenhouse grower’s toolkit. Most growers own one or have owned one at…

Indian capsicum exporters focuses on domestic market due to pandemic

“We’ll have to wait for the right time to start exporting again”

Indian fruit trader Triangle Farms has a focus on colored capsicum, and is working on exporting their produce again once the pandemic is under control, says Mohan Urs, COO of the company: “Triangle Farms’ aim is to supply colored capsicum 365 days per year to our customers. Our infrastructure is designed…

A peek inside the factory of Van der Valk Horti Systems

"It all started with an aluminum locking pin"

It all started in 1963 with the idea for an original aluminum locking pin and is now a specialized company that is completely dedicated to the development and production of vent opening and screen systems for greenhouses all over the world. The company in question is Van der Valk Horti Systems and…

North America greenhouse grower supports hunger relief endeavor

Village Farms is pleased to take part again in the annual effort with Produce for Kids, and its valued retail partner Publix, in support of Feeding America.  Feeding America is a hunger-relief organization that helps one in seven Americans and provides 4.3 billion meals annually to those facing hunger or are…

Climate change forces lettuce growers to coat and screen earlier

The usual coating and screening practices for lettuce crops are changing. Isabel Vandevelde, researcher and instructor, speaks about these developments. In Belgium and the Netherlands, crops such as head lettuce and other types of lettuce grown under glass are known as relatively cold crops requiring…

The first hydroponic greenhouse is built in Hatay, Turkey

Hatay Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Assoc. Dr. Lutfu Savas made examinations in the greenhouse established with the hydroponic system implemented within the framework of the grant program between the European Commission and the municipality. Plant production will be carried out with the integration of…

“With Valent Pepper twine, all the pepper rows are in perfect line”

When the life of your crop literally hangs by a thread, the quality should not be an issue. In 2020, pepper grower Rob Moors tested Royal Brinkman's new Valent Pepper twine and is now using it on his entire 19 ha. He likes it in all respects. "It is strong and does not stretch, so the rows are tight from…

Using an efficient greenhouse hydroponic system

South Africa: How an innovative smaller supplier helped to keep tomatoes on Shoprite shelves

Heavy rains in Limpopo during January and February have caused havoc in the tomato industry in recent weeks - but by diversifying its supply chain, and partnering with innovative suppliers like Red Baron, the Shoprite Group was able to keep tomatoes on its supermarkets’ shelves. Red Baron is an…

"Those Dutch don't shy away from anything"

Special roof washer platform for Canadian grower

How do you bridge a space of more than 9 meters between your newest greenhouse and an older one with a roof washer? Pepper grower Twin Creeks recently faced that question. Tom Zwanenburg of Van der Waay offered a solution with a platform specially built for the situation. "The platform measures more than…

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Guido’s partner farms are building a healthy root system in the Berkshires

Guido’s Fresh Marketplace knows. Guido's is a partner of sustainable farms all across the region, which keeps your produce local, organic, and moving swiftly from the field to your kitchen. Tyringham’s Woven Roots Farm, Left Field Farm in Middlefield, and Indian Line Farm in South Egremont are three of…

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Frisky Girl Farm: Snoqualmie valley grown healthy food for healthy bodies

Seattleites Ashley Wilson and Ellen Scheffer had been running an urban farm called City Grown Seattle for 3 years, but they were interested in leaving the city and growing more food on a larger piece of land. They had seen the demand for local food during their urban farm days and knew that they wanted…

S. Korea starts construction of 1 ha smart farm in Kazakhstan

South Korea's agricultural ministry said Monday it has launched a pilot project to build a smart farm in Kazakhstan, as the country seeks to boost exports of smart-farming…

Strawberries, lettuce, peppers to take root at vast greenhouse being built by tribe in North Dakota

he Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is launching a sprawling $26 million greenhouse produce-growing initiative that will occupy an area equal to seven football fields. Native Green Grow will use energy from natural gas now being flared at the wellhead…

Sharing knowledge safely within the Chinese greenhouse horticultural sector

When conducting business with China, you need to pay attention to what you are doing, especially when it involves sharing knowledge with Chinese companies. Patents don’t have the same value there as they do here. Over at Kubo, they are also aware of the risks. “There are certain parties we will not work…

"Human rights and growing veggies make a wonderful match"

Maine-based Pine Root Farm is a woman-owned and woman-operated farm that recently built its second greenhouse. “Seven years ago, Ruby Nelson and her husband Gideon Knapp built everything from scratch”, says Emily Cai, who is currently working as an apprentice at the farm that has around 14 acres of…

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Grow Malabar project brings urban agriculture to Mansfield City Schools

"Kids will go to the farmers market and sell what they grew themselves"

Students at Malabar Intermediate School in Mansfield, Ohio, are about to get their hands dirty. Malabar will begin an on-campus urban farming initiative next school year. By the time classes resume in autumn, there will be a high tunnel behind the school where students can grow their own crops. Malabar…

US (CA): Learning horticultural and life skills in a greenhouse

A 1,300 square foot greenhouse at Mattawa’s F.J. McElligott Secondary School is providing students with various horticultural and life skills, as well as funding student activities. The facility was donated to the school in 2014 by local resident Laura Ross. Ross, who, along with her family used the…

Energy Greenhouse Park (MX): We’ll be planting the first 7.2 ha block in August 2021

"Despite the higher costs, glass simply performs better"

“It is incredible when you stand under the greenhouse and see the scope of the first 22 hectares, then especially so you realize that it will eventually be four times that big,” says Mauricio Revah, CEO of Finka, about the Energy Greenhouse Park under construction in Querétaro, Mexico. Finka is a…

Study on effect of pre-harvest supplemental UV-A/blue and red/blue LED sighting on settuce

Blue light and ultraviolet (UV) light have been shown to influence plant growth, morphology, and quality. This study investigates the effects of pre-harvest supplemental…

New Macfrut edition to return with four dynamic areas

Fairs with distracted hostesses distributing flyers outside of stands and company owners waiting for clients to appear are a thing of the past not only because of Covid, but also because this is 2020, not the 1990s. And, while fair organizations still believe in this formula, companies should have…

"It can look like you have enough pickers on paper but until they actually turn up you just don’t know"

The English strawberry season got off to a slow start and is still running behind schedule due to continued colder than average weather. “The strawberry crop is around 10 days behind,” said Chris Rose, Commercial Controller at Asplins Producer Organisation. “The Scottish season is more on track which may…

Growing the ag work force, one classroom at a time

Agriculture is the second largest industry in Florida with an estimated market value of over $7.46 billion according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but the uncertainty of the industry’s future labor force remains, as the average age of the farmer increases each year. UF/IFAS works to address this…

Standardization of modular CHP plants facilitates expansion of greenhouse sector

In a world where health concerns and security of food supply are starting to play a more and more important role, the greenhouse sector is responding by going through an explosive growth. Increasing local food production is considered more and more important in many regions around the world. "To…

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Philippines: urban farm grows European eggplants in greenhouse

Eggplants take different forms and varieties. One well-known eggplant variety is the European eggplant, or aubergine, also known as Italian eggplants in the USA.  Grab&Grow, an urban farm in Lucban, Quezon, has managed to grow this particular variety in the Philippines using modern farming techniques. The…

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Vietnam: new project to apply technology in agriculture

Quang Trung Software City, which was founded in 2001, is the first and largest software park in Vietnam. Located in a total area of 43 hectares, it has been assigned to develop the Vietnam software industry and start-up community. The ‘Smart Village’ model is the new model of Quang Trung Software City,…

Watch this video tour in hydroponic greenhouses in Qatar

This video shows a visit to the Al Waha Agriculture Farm to learn more about hydroponics and why the farm is using this technology to grow vegetables to supply to the Qatari marketplace. Read the complete article at www.iloveqatar.net.

Irrigating greenhouse plants with datacenter waste water

Microsoft, which has data centres in Middenmeer, is fed up with all the negative publicity surrounding it. Amongst other things, the use of drinking water to cool the data centres is under attack. Reason enough for the data giant to respond in detail to EenVandaag, a Dutch tv program, yesterday,…

Eco-kultura and Rost biggest Russians companies in horticulture

Two major producers of greenhouse vegetables, Eco-kultura holding and GC Rost have made it to the top three leaders in the agricultural sphere of the Russian Federation, having invested together over 1,86 billion euro in the industry. Eco-kultura is carrying over the projects with the overall investments…

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Healthier school lunch thanks to greenhouse

Three Lakes - Lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, radishes, pumpkins, cucumbers, basil. The Three Lakes School Greenhouse has just about anything you can imagine growing in it. The first seed was planted in March, and Jill Norship's work is already bearing fruit. Before March, Norship spent her time at…

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Arapahoe Schools fill greenhouse with fresh produce for students to enjoy

The Arapahoe Odyssey Cooking and Gardening Program was created six years ago at Fremont County School District in Arapahoe when a few inspired teachers opened the door to a mostly unused greenhouse and dreamed of what it could be. It was mostly filled with weeds, but through a grant and a lot of dirt…

NL: Westland Horti Tours restarts guided tours through the greenhouses

Westland Horti Tours has started giving tours of the Westland greenhouses again. This was not possible for a while due to the corona measures, but recently the first tours of this year took place again. Two students from ArtEZ University of the Arts with an interest in water management were given a tour…

New patent pending method of CO₂ dosing

To create a highly efficient photosynthesis process of plants, Dalsem introduces a new method of distributing CO₂. The basis is their newly developed X-air greenhouse with the recently introduced X-Air Ventilation Systems. By dosing CO₂ directly into the moving airflow, the distribution will be uniform.…

Iran: Need for greenhouse farming recognized

As announced by a provincial official, cultivation in greenhouses is being developed in Bushehr province, in the southwest of Iran. Khosro Omrani, the deputy head of the province’s agriculture department, said, “In order to develop greenhouse farming in Bushehr province, good efforts have been made and…

Pioneer

The YME greenhouse: "best kept secret" at Yellow Medicine East

You would never guess it's a greenhouse from the outside. In fact, some people think it's just an add-on to the Yellow Medicine East (YME) storage garage in Minnesota. "It's probably the best-kept secret at Yellow Medicine East," said Ben Lecy, the industrial arts teacher at YME. The YME greenhouse in…

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“We are doing our small part in making our desert bloom"

With three hectares under plastic and net Farm Shalom in the Swakop River Valley yields 40 tonnes of fresh produce every month in Namibia's unforgiving desert environment. From cold, wet and misty conditions to dusty, hot east winds that can drive the mercury up to almost 50 degrees Celsius, extremes are…

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US: Riner nursery is planting for a better tomorrow

Herbs have been used as medicine for much of human history, and today one local nursery is using them to fight another widespread problem: hunger. Riverbend Nursery is setting aside a portion of sales from its “Blue Ridge Grown” line of herb, fruit and vegetable plants to donate to hunger relief…

Drenthe Growers works towards construction of new greenhouse

In February, a 3.5 hectares of greenhouse of the Dutch company Drenthe Growers collapsed as a result of heavy snowfall. They are currently working hard to dismantle that greenhouse so that a new greenhouse can be built. Growers Koos and Inge de Vries expect to be able to grow again in this greenhouse in…

"A greenhouse alone is not enough"

"A greenhouse alone is not enough to set up a large-scale, successful horticultural project. A greenhouse is a link in the chain." so says Frederik Vossenaar of the Ministry of LNV. The Dutch government is keen to help foreign developers and governments find a way around this. "Everyone involved in food…

The advantages of CEA in strawberry production

Strawberries are an important crop grown in the U.S, producing 1.12 million tons of strawberries in 2019. Most production of strawberries in the U.S. is done in open fields.…

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US (OR): North Bend School District to get its first greenhouse

By the end of the school year, a greenhouse will sit between the North Bend School District’s tennis courts and the Bridges Alternative Pathways building. “(Bridges) has been looking for an opportunity for hands-on activities and connecting science in different parts of the program,” said Kevin Bogatin,…

Georgia governor signs 2022 budget that funds horticulture projects

Gov. Brian Kemp signed the fiscal year 2022 budget for the state of Georgia on Monday, May 10, securing $21.7 million for the construction of phase one of a new Poultry…

Vertically Urban

Design considerations for greenhouses vs. indoor farms

“There are many lighting manufacturers in the vertical farming industry, but fewer players that offer customized turnkey solutions,” says Andrew Littler, chief executive officer of Vertically Urban. "Customizability is deep in the DNA of Vertically Urban." “We work with growers to provide a specific…

Better grip on watering strawberry crops with sensors

In the Netherlands, 60-70% of total strawberry production comes from table-top cultivation. This protected type of cultivation ensures a clean and labor-friendly environment. On table-tops, the cultivation primarily takes place in substrate troughs. The plants are watered using drip irrigation systems,…

Turkey: tomato greenhouses in Harran provide employement for women in the area

Women working in the greenhouses in the Harran Plain in Sanliurfa both increase the city's share of production in the sector and contribute to the family economy. Sanliurfa, one of the important centers of agricultural production in southeastern Turkey, has made a name for itself with the products grown…

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Shanghai develops blueberry planting technology to revitalize local agriculture

Right now, it's exactly the season when blueberries are ripe in the greenhouse. In the greenhouse of the Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences, blueberries used for scientific research also entered the period for picking. From the perspective of the development process and current situation of…

Beijing: Strawberry nursery takes "high quality" as the leading standard

"To produce a good strawberry, 30% is based on management, and 70% is based on the quality of seedlings," says Ms. Zong Jing, strawberry expert of the Bejing Innovation Team.  Starting from mid-March, the main body of strawberry seedling production and operation in Beijing ushered in a new round of strawberry…

Greenhouse underway at Raritan Valley community college

Raritan Valley Community College broke ground on a greenhouse that will be used by students to conduct rare plant research and grow organic food and native plants. The greenhouse is being built under the leadership of RVCC Professor Jay Kelly. The $70,000 project, which is expected to be completed in…

US (PA): Drexel university greenhouse open to growing requests

Drexel University has updated the greenhouse located on the third floor of Stratton Hall for botanical use by the Drexel community, and any students, faculty or professional staff members can request to use this space and onsite resources to grow plants.  Drexel Real Estate and Facilities opened the space…

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US (MN): 'Endless possibilities' seen in new greenhouse learning center

The boxes were sealed on the floor in a shed behind Grand Meadow school, Minnesota. Three teenage students started opening them. Inside: a collection of seemingly random pieces and parts that soon enough will begin to take the shape of a greenhouse, a new learning center for Grand Meadow students of all…

Jamaican woman is raising crops, and the next generation of farmers

"Were I to live my life again, I would have started farming earlier"

Behind Louise Lawrence’s friendly smile and pleasant manner is a steely resolve. That resolve is necessary as she navigates a typically male-dominated field as a farmer in St Ann, on Jamaica’s verdant north coast. Beyond just succeeding as a female farmer, Louise has even chosen to take on a leadership…

10 ha German project split in two because of height differences

For half a year now, not much has been heard about the plans to build an XXL greenhouse for tomatoes and peppers with an area of around 100,000 m2 on a former coal mine site…

Strawberries from hydroponic greenhouses in Turkey exported to all over the world

Soilless grown strawberries are produced in Antalya, an important agricultural production region in Turkey. The city, well-known for its fresh vegetable and fruit exports, makes great use of agricultural technologies. Soilless agriculture is becoming more and more popular throughout the city. One of the…

RU: first berry production greenhouse built in Kolyma

In Kolyma, Eastern Russia, the Talaya greenhouse complex has been launched. They are planning to grow tomatoes and cucumbers and in addition to that, 0.5 ha have been allocated for strawberries. The ventilated and air-conditioned greenhouses are equipped with fogger systems. The complex is heating with…

Carleton

Carleton greenhouse installs Swedish lights and control system

Carleton has been pushing to the forefront of science and sustainability over the past years, whether through building a new integrated science center or transitioning to 100% carbon-neutral geothermal heating. But the work hasn’t stopped there. Now, the greenhouse facility, which houses plants for…

Chinanews

Modern technologies help eastern China to develop agricultural tourism

Yancheng City, eastern China, is committed to the construction of modern agricultural parks and therefore vigorously develops agricultural technology and agricultural tourism. The city has built several bases for producing fruits, vegetables, and agricultural science and technology parks, as well as…

RicharDavidArchitekti photo: Jiří Hroník

Covering your house with a greenhouse top

Ever thought of covering not your plants with a greenhouse, but your house? A roof that consists of a greenhouse might sound something futuristic, but in fact, Architecture studio RicharDavidArchitekti has already built a house like this in Chlum, Czech Republic. This house has a roof-shaped greenhouse…

Plans to become country’s first medical cannabis production farm

East Yorkshire specialist builds glasshouse in hills of Scottish borders

Standing in the stunning surroundings of the Scottish borders hills, this new multi-million pound glasshouse has been built by a successful East Yorkshire business to house Scotland’s first legal medical cannabis farm. Newport-based hi-tech horticultural specialist CambridgeHOK began preparatory work on…

By-law coming up for Chatham Kent

Greenhouse development in Chatham-Kent has increased steadily over the past several years. According to the Canada Census, 168 acres of greenhouses existed in Chatham-Kent in…


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