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CO2 GRO Inc. announces commercial feasibility at Iowa strawberry greenhouse

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

Sunset

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

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

iFarm

Determining plant weight with photos

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

South Essex Fabricating set to build largest greenhouse in North America

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

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

Pure Hothouse Foods

10 hectares of tomatoes and cucumbers

Pure Hothouse Foods fills up new Leamington facility

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

Quinton Edwards

UK: Glasshouse nursery for sale in Yorkshire

Quinton Edwards is offering to the market a compact organic glasshouse nursery on a site of circa 8.38 acres with circa 5.147 acres of glass and benefiting from recently upgraded heating and irrigation.  The nursery currently grows tomatoes and cucumbers and the business is also available if required. There…

Adil Celebiyev

Armenian exports of greenhouse products increasing

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

Smart greenhouse provides Chinese town with fresh veggies

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

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

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

Experts weigh in

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

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

Greenhouses produce steady income for Chinese villagers

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

Russia: Farmer's School to educate future growers

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

Red Sun Farms

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

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

Kuwait retailer enters multi-year offtake partnership with Pure Harvest

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

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

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

Greenhouse expansion on track in Iran

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

Somalian farmers adopt greenhouse farming to beat hunger

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

Fertilizer Daily

Russian greenhouse growers turn to LED

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

Russia: 93 thousand tons of produce harvested by Lipetsk growers

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

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

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

Besseling Techniek introduces #roofwashertuesday

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

Government of DC

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

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

Russia: Tomato volume in Stavropol increased by 13%

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

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

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

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

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

Vivianna Greene and Brittney Bubb

North Shore Greenhouses names new Marketing Manager and Creative Director

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

HVAC systems explained

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

Turkish greenhouse construction companies focus on 4 major markets

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

High-tech greenhouses could be the future of agriculture

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

ReduSystems

"Use the right cleaning agent to remove coating"

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

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

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

Turkey: Hydroponic greenhouse strawberries waiting to be harvested

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

Lufa Farms

World's biggest rooftop greenhouse opens in Montreal

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

Due to resistance from the Greens and Pro Natura

Aargau greenhouse zone smaller than planned

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

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

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

also saves 40 to 70 percent of energy

Hygroscopic solution takes aim at humidity issues

The high relative humidity in the greenhouse was one of the main reasons for Hungarian fresh herb grower Akkos to invest in a dehumidifier. About four years ago, they installed the dehumidification systems of Agam Greenhouses and since then, plants are healthier and more stable than before. Special about…

Technician Theo builds high-tech greenhouse as a hobby

How great would it be to have a small greenhouse in your own garden where you can grow vegetables, fruit and herbs in an environmentally-friendly, clean and energy neutral way? That is what the recently retired Theo van Lieshout of Wognum (Netherlands), thought. He did not want to sit at home, staring…

Turkey’s unused agricultural land transformed into banana greenhouses

Farmers and landowners in Antalya rent their unused land to large companies for 10 years for them to build banana greenhouses. The number of banana greenhouses is rapidly increasing in the city thanks to the incentive programs to boost domestic banana production. Banana greenhouses require sizable…

High-altitude greenhouse in Tibet provides fresh fruits and vegetables

In Nagqu, Tibet, where the average altitude is over 4,500 meters, the climate is dry, cold, windy, and low in rainfall. It is difficult for trees, vegetables, and fruits to grow and survive in such an environment. Although the development of the logistics industry has enabled people here to eat fruits…

China and Israel draw a new chapter in smart agriculture

Agriculture is the most sensitive field of ​​China’s opening to the outside world. As the only pilot free trade zone with modern agricultural development as its main feature in China, the Yangling district has taken effective measures to continuously accelerate the pace of China’s agricultural opening…

Spain

El Ejido already has over 13,000 hectares of greenhouses

The greenhouse fruit and vegetable production continues to gain ground in the Spanish municipality of El Ejido, where the number of applications for licenses for the construction and modernization of greenhouses has grown by 20% in the first half of the year, compared to the same period of the previous…

Architecture to create 'The Hothouse' in the heart of London's Stratford

The structure of The Hothouse is reminiscent of a Victorian glasshouse and will provide a controlled habitat for cultivating plants that would not ordinarily grow within the UK’s climate.  IQL is a new neighborhood in the heart of Stratford and on the doorstep of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The area…

Lose as little heat in the greenhouse as possible

The selection and design of heating equipment depends on how much heat will be lost from the greenhouse, as well as the availability and cost of fuel. Heat loss is a function…

Gakon

Special transport of steel and aluminium for project FRI-EL

Gakon started in week 35 with the first shipments for the FRI-EL project. For 20 hectares of greenhouses, the required steel and aluminium will be transported to Ostellato (Italy). This is the first time that a majority of the trailers are not transported by road, but by rail. Transporting by rail offers…

Teplichny

45 years in a Russian greenhouse: a veteran’s story

This year, Russian collective farm Teplichny has an anniversary. 50 years of production are not only about the numbers achieved and the assortment, it is first of all about people, both young specialists and those whose employment history equals the age of the enterprise. An incredibly positive and…

WUR Student Challenges

Team Bagua wins Urban Greenhouse Challenge'2

After many months of hard work, a lot of which had to be done online due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the teams participating in the second Urban Greenhouse Challenge heard which design was considered the best by the judges. During the grand finale event in Wageningen, which was…

Baloian Farms completes facility expansion in Fresno

As the summer season settles in for Baloian Farms and commodity harvests are approaching the peak of the season, the completion of a massive facility expansion in Fresno, CA is a welcomed sight. The expansion includes the creation of additional dock space, doubling the number of loading bay doors, and…

Solutions provided by Idromeccanica Lucchini

Strawberry cultivation in Vestenanova

Vestenanova's experience enabled Idromeccanica Lucchini to gain knowledge it can apply to similar situations in the future. One of the best characteristics of strawberries is their texture, which denotes high quality. In order to obtain it, crops may be shifted to land at a high altitude that guarantees…

mcxrd.ru

Eco-kultura to construct 200 ha in Dagestan

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Dagestan, Mr. Abzagir Guseynov, has recently conducted a meeting with the management of the agricultural holding Eco-kultura, where they discussed the perspectives of contemporary greenhouse construction with an acreage of 200 ha on the territory of…

Russia: New strawberry greenhouse to appear in Voskresensk

In 2021 in Voskresensk (Moscow Oblast, Russia) there will appear a strawberry growing greenhouse complex by Yagodnaya Polyana. The projected productivity should reach 420 tons. The Minister of Agriculture and Food, Mr. Andrey Razin, has reported the fact. “Yagodnaya Polyana have started projecting a new…

Novagric

The development of GreenDomo

GreenDomo innovation project aims to be an integral response to an increasingly important issue: sustainable supplying. Because of the increase in the world's population and the environmental situation and considering the key role that agriculture has in this question, being able to supply cities with local food is an…

Intelligent agricultural park under construction in the west of China

Chongqing Shugu Farm is the rural cultural revitalization base of the Liangping District. It covers an area of over 26.6 hectares and is designed and constructed by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Beijing Zhonghuan Yida Facilities Horticulture Technology Company. The facility applies big…

Instruction video how to apply AntiCondens: "It is important to apply the coating correctly"

Preventing condensation in the greenhouse

Both glass and plastic greenhouses are often covered with condensation. This can severely block the incidence of light. In glass greenhouses, this can be up to 9%, and in plastic up to 15%. It largely depends on how the water vapor condenses. Big drops of condensation block the light, whilst a water film…

Coprohníjar

Project to set up 30 greenhouses for intensive production authorized in Almeria

On August 18, the Government of Andalusia published the resolution of the Unified Environmental Authorization for the execution of an Intensive Agricultural Exploitation Project in the municipality of Almería, which has been promoted by the cooperative COPROHNIJAR, SCA. This project entails setting up a…

New GrowSpan light deprivation greenhouses

GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures released their innovative Series 750 Commercial Greenhouse. The greenhouse features an internal light deprivation system that is fully…

Van der Hoeven

The first fully-automatic glass lettuce greenhouse on the African continent

The construction of a unique project has started: not only will this be the first semi-closed glass lettuce greenhouse in Egypt, but anywhere on the African continent. Just outside Cairo, Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects will deliver a turn-key project in which both climate and plant density are…

Russia: Lipetsk region harvested 35% vegetables more than last year

As of the first part of August four greenhouse complexes, located in Dankovsky, Eletsky, Khlevensky and Usmansky districts (Lipetsk, Russia) have collected 87 thousand tons of greenhouse vegetables. This is 35% higher than the data of 2019, when during the same period of that year 64 thousand tons were…

Reshaping the Westland

The Westland has reached the limits of expansion. The famous Dutch greenhouse region, visible from space, is not likely to grow further, judging by a report published by the Westland municipality on the future of the area. The municipal government is looking to move away from bulk production, focus on reconstruction and enable…

Jamie Oliver is going to build a greenhouse at his £6M Essex mansion

Jamie Oliver has been given the go-ahead to build a greenhouse to grow vegetables in at his £6 million Essex mansion. The celebrity chef, 45, has got the green light from the council to start work on the traditional timber-framed vegetable patch at his Grade-I listed 70-acre mansion estate - Spains Hall…

US (VA): $17 million hydroponic greenhouse operation being planned

A hydroponic farming operation is being planned for the West Creek business park in Goochland County. Greenswell Growers Inc. is planning to invest more than $17 million to open a new, commercial hydroponic greenhouse in the park, Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced Tuesday. Greenswell Growers was…

Chinese companies unite to build ecological greenhouse project

On July 31, 2020, Zhangye City, Haisheng Group, and Gansu Construction Investment (Holding) Group Corporation held a tripartite strategic cooperation signing ceremony for a demo greenhouse project in Lanzhou. The Haisheng Modern Intelligent Greenhouse Industrialized Cultivation Ecological Demonstration…

NPEC

Bespoke conveyor system and gantries

SMO, the Belgian machine builder, is in charge of installing the bespoke conveyor system and two gantries to make optimal use of the NPEC greenhouse facilities. These will be based on the SMO-manufactured WIWAM range of high-throughput phenotyping machines. The gantries will be fitted into two of the…

The Presidency - Republic of Ghana

Large-scale greenhouse project commissioned in Ghana

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana on Thursday, August 13, 2020, commissioned some 75 greenhouses and an entrepreneurship centre at Dawhenya in the Greater Accra region. According to the President, the project is supposed to boost local vegetable farming in Ghana. Speaking at the commissioning ceremony,…

EZ Photography

Glasshouse laboratory for herb research completed in South Korea

Amid a quiet residential area and farmland in Yangpyeong-gun, South Korea, studio STAY architects has designed a glasshouse laboratory. The new building provides a space for research on the development of herbs, extraction of important components, and methods of using the extract. From the design stage,…

Gingerland greenhouse farmer pleased with recognition given to local farmers

Mr. McLevon “Mackie” Tross, Owner and Manager of A-1 Farms in Gingerland, Nevis, is expressing satisfaction with the level of recognition being given to local farmers. His comment came after Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister of Agriculture in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and also in the Federal…

Educating consumers through a channel growing faster than YouTube

Mucci Farms launches podcast

To connect the dots between greenhouse operations and their customers, Canadian Mucci Farms is launching a podcast called Spill the Greens. “We think it’s important for people to know who we are, and see this platform as an opportunity to introduce retailers and consumers to our amazing team through education and information…

Russia: 20 ha greenhouse in Electrostal started eggplant production

Greenhouse complex Ivanisovo in Electrostal (Russia) started industrial production of a new eggplant variety, reports the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Moscow region. “A major greenhouse complex with a year-round vegetable production cycle has expanded its assortment. They have…

Otumfuo commissions greenhouse vegetable production for young graduates in Kumasi

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu ll on Saturday, August 1, 2020, commissioned Greenhouse Farms under the Government of Ghana’s ‘Youth In Greenhouse Enterprise Project…

OTR

Russian greenhouse takes up lean production

The Pensa greenhouse complex in Russia is the first agricultural enterprise in the region joining in the national project Productivity and Employment Support. Currently, the greenhouse associates are learning to make the production lean. Experts of the regional center for competence get the associates…

Information on pollination at high temperatures

We all know that proper pollination of a flower is the most critical process related to fruit set, yield, and quality, but are you clear on how hot climate conditions impact both the pollinator and the plant, and the interactions between them? Koppert’s whitepaper on plant-pollinator interactions in high…

Turkey: Greenhouse growers in Kirsehir aim for 700,000 tons of tomatoes

The Turkish city of Kirsehir is rich with geothermal resources and the growers in the city are now looking to utilize these resources with the help of a geothermal greenhouse established in the city. The greenhouse was set up with the support of the local university, which will provide assistance to the…

BrightFarms

BrightFarms finishing up 40 percent expansion to Rochelle greenhouse

BrightFarms greenhouse in Rochelle is finishing up its 40 percent expansion this month. And it was planned before the company experienced a growth in sales due to COVID-19 and consumers buying more lettuce to eat while staying home. “Our business is up a bit because of the pandemic,” BrightFarms CEO…

Turkey: 3.4 ha geothermal greenhouse in Van shifts to tomato production

A geothermal greenhouse established in the Caldiran district of Van (Turkey) has created jobs for young people in the district. The greenhouse was set up with support funds from the Ministry of Agriculture and covers 3.4 hectares. The district is one of the coldest areas in the country and it is heated…

KINGPENG

China: 'National vegetable baskets project' against flood and rainfall

The continuous heavy rainfall in the Yangtze River in South China has caused severe local agricultural disasters in southern China. According to data from the Department of Market and Information Technology of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, due to the heavy rains in the south and…

"The worry of receiving a poor-quality used glasshouse is a thing of the past"

In the wake of the pandemic and with restrictions on the supply chain, many growers are feeling a newfound need to expand their operation catering to a greater demand for local produce. With the need for quick lead times and cheaper building costs, a new glasshouse structure is not always the answer.…

How to prepare for harvesting

From the excitement of the start of the season to the growing operations and now the harvest, a grower needs to be prepared. Proper planning and preparation just like with the start of a season is essential to a successful and hassle free harvest. In order to make an effective plan, an operator should understand the overall…

WUR

Market potential and investment opportunities of high-tech greenhouse vegetable production in the USA

An exploratory study was conducted into the market potential of high-tech greenhouses in the Midwest and East Coast regions and the state of California in the United States (USA) and the investment opportunities for Dutch horticultural supply companies. Insight is given into the production, import and…

ReduSystems

More light into the greenhouse in three steps

An old growers' saying has it that 1% more light yields 1% higher production. Scientists have since shown that this is in fact a bit more nuanced: depending on the crop this…

SchermNed

"during the installation we integrate a wide range of products within one greenhouse"

SchermNed completed first phase of a 'unique screening project' for Duijvestijn Tomaten

It's one of those projects that makes your heart beat faster, according to SchermNed, and they're in the middle of it. Duijvestijn Tomaten is building a 20 hectare greenhouse and chose SchermNed to install the double screen installations. It is a project full of unique techniques and innovations, like…

thezebra.com

Agrihoods are a rising trend in American agriculture

As interest in organic produce and sustainable lifestyle continues to rise, many have found an alternative community that meets both these needs and more just outside of the city.  Agrihoods are neighborhoods built around a working community farm or garden. Residents are encouraged to volunteer their time,…

Dutch Berries tests misting installation in newest section of huge strawberry greenhouse

The largest strawberry greenhouse in the Netherlands was officially opened on 21 September 2018. At the time, the Dutch Berries greenhouse was 20 hectares in size and had space for two million plants. Less than two years later, the company has added 4.5 hectares of greenhouse on an adjacent plot of land,…

Kamchatka growers to use geothermal water for vegetable growing

The regional government of Kamchatka (Russia) are working on a mechanism to use geothermal water for growing vegetables in the Bystrinsky region, where geothermal sources are already used for heating homes, reports the site of the regional government. Tough climate conditions hinder the development of…

AHDB

How retailers collaborating on decarbonisation could impact horticulture

Twenty retail businesses have recently joined forces through the British Retail Consortium (BRC), pledging to develop a blueprint for decarbonisation of the industry [1]. Among the signatories are several supermarkets that have committed to reduce emissions not only in their shops, but also through their…

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Russia: Greenhouse acreage growth to slow down

Greenhouse vegetable growing is one of the agricultural spheres in Russia to suffer most from the pandemic. Spring quarantine measures hindered greenhouse launch plans, while banks have become more cautious with giving out loans. The general director of the company “Tehnologii Rosta”, Ms. Tamara…

Flood floor project at Foliera

This past year when Foliera Inc. was presented with the opportunity to grow their business with the acquisition of a second farm – this allowed not only for immediate growth, but also with the prospect to extend the greenhouse footprint in the future. Located just minutes from the home farm located in Lincoln, Ontario; the decision…

New high-tech polyhouses constructed in India

New high-tech polyhouses have been constructed by the Jammu and Kashmir government in Srinagar to boost vegetable cultivation. "These high-tech polyhouses with a cost of Rs 10…

New agent cleans glass but does not affect anti-reflective coating

In a greenhouse, every percent of light counts. The arrival of diffuse glass with an anti-reflection coating provides a high light transmission and therefore a higher yield. However, also for this glass, the advantage does not hold up if the glass is dirty. A new cleaning agent that cleans the glass…

Russian grower ships first thousand cucumbers

It has been three months since the agricultural complex Martynovsky was launched in the Safakulevsky region in Russia. Within this period the enterprise has dispatched the first thousand tons of cucumbers of the Valigora variety. The launch was originally planned for 2018, however it has been twice…

Joint project of Chinese company and Dutch university underway

Greenhouse production management supported by greenhouse crop models

People’s living standards rapidly improve because of the development of economy in China , consumers demand for high-quality and safe agricultural products. Shanghai Lankuaikei Technology Development Co., Ltd. and Wageningen University in the Netherlands started a 4-year cooperation project “Big Data…

'Domino Day' in a greenhouse in Kazakhstan

With a bit of imagination, the movie clip below could be about Domino Day. Yet it is about the sowing of 100,000 seeds to fill the Ultra-Clima greenhouse of FoodVentures in Kazakhstan. A remarkable image, which invokes reactions such as: "Couldn't that be done automatically?" That is possible, of course,…

Corona proof party: dancing in your private greenhouse

In Belgium they have come up with a unique party concept. At the industrial area in Erembodegem, you can find 21 greenhouses in the rehearsal studios of Spendit, a rental company for light and sound equipment. The idea is that people with their own 'bubble' can have a party in their own 'bubble'. You book…

Zoef Yilmaz, Yilmaz Radijs:

"Unique geothermal heat pump installation for sale"

With the acquisition of leafy greens nursery BiJo from 's-Gravenzande in 2015, Yilmaz Radijs also acquired what they call the best radish soil of the Netherlands. In addition to the land, the closed greenhouse concept of the nursery was also unique. During a festive reception, former Economic Affairs minister…

Delphy

China embraces autonomous greenhouse management

Since the corona crisis has developed as a worldwide pandemic, travelling has become very difficult - whether it's national, international or intercontinental. Before February, travelling was as normal as going to the supermarket. However, at some point going to the supermarket wasn’t even normal…

A Venlo roof and a cabrio roof in one greenhouse

Construction workers from Saarlucon, daughter company of the Luiten Group are working on a project near Berlin, called Voigt. It's going to be a garden center, on which they started immediately after finishing project Sporkmann.  In less than a week, the construction crew put up the steel construction and had the…

Agritecture

Feeding the world with controlled environments

This case study, written by Gene Giacomelli and Eric Roth for Agritecture, takes a look at how CEA has emerged as a viable, contemporary agricultural practice over the past 50 years. Here’s how it happened! The fallout from increasing global temperatures, a worldwide pandemic, and political unrest is…

Minnesota greenhouse grower releases three new products

Revol Greens announced the launch of three new products. These include Baby Romaine Twins, Arctic Crunch and Power Up blend, bringing back an original favorite and introducing two new salad blends. This announcement follows the news of Revol’s recent greenhouse expansion from two to 10 acres. “We are…

Chinese grower returns home to start high-tech greenhouse business

With the rapid development of China's rural economy, more and more people choose to start their own businesses in rural areas, and there are many high-education talents such as masters and PhDs. "Post-80s" Ph.D. of Regional Economics Mr. Zhou returned to his hometown after 9 years of schooling in Russia.…

Gotham Greens

From airport runway to locally grown greens

What was once the Stapleton Airport runway is now sprouting sustainably grown greens. Brooklyn, New York-based Gotham Greens has opened its high-tech urban greenhouse next to Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace, and is out to woo Front Rangers with local basil, greens, salad dressings, and pesto. Gotham Greens’…

CambridgeHOK

the Eden Project

One BMS system instead of 49 separate ones

In 2010 Eden Project recognised the need to control its indoor climates more efficiently. CambridgeHOK's team was chosen to implement a new Building Management System (BMS), converting it from no less than 49 separate control systems. Key part of the initial work was ensuring temperatures were always maintained…

Low Carbon Farming

Clock ticks for £50m North Wales greenhouses

Brighton-based Low Carbon Farming, which provides green solutions to the food industry, has lodged an application for a pair of greenhouses occupying a combined 37 acres west of Sesswick Way in Marchwiel, Wrexham. The council is under pressure to approve the plans by September so that the project remains…

Adding tech hardware and software to your greenhouse

Greenhouse computers and equipment have transformed the way we grow. The IoT is pushing the future of farming to the next level, and smart agriculture is becoming more…

Agrikol

Tomato greenhouse complex in Saudi Arabia

One of the most remarkable greenhouse projects of Agrikol is a greenhouse complex that is being realized in Saudi Arabia. The Dava Corporation enterprise will be the one of the largest greenhouse projects of Saudi Arabia. They are currently realizing the first phase of 15-hectare of Venlo greenhouse. The greenhouse will…

Isijet is also used at Ortomad

A new technology that raises the quality of baby leaf seeds

The ISI Sementi research aims to raise the qualitative and quantitative standards of its own varieties, in this case of baby leaf, with Isijet technology, as attested by the Ortomad company. Ortomad, a company of the La Linea Verde group, was founded in 1998 and represents one of the first sites in the…

“Three months after construction began, the greenhouse was already filled with plants”

In December 2019, GreenFood and Richel Group completed the second phase of a greenhouse complex for the cultivation of strawberries in Armenia. The first 3 hectares were finished and planted in 2017, and just two years later another 6 hectares were ready. With a total of 9 hectares of production area,…

More than half of the glass in place at JEM Farms

At JEM Farms glazing started only two weeks after the start of construction. Now, more than half of it is already in place. The company is located in Ruthven, Ontario and it's going to grow tomatoes.  Next up, the ventilation window frames will be glazed. It's a 7.3 hectare project. The gutter length will be 285.62 meter.…

Fullbloom

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Custom engineered, automated greenhouses: now also for food cultivation

“We get calls everyday now, from people looking for greenhouses to grow their own food or to form cooperations with neighbours,” says Erick Recors with Fullbloom Greenhouse. Horticulture is a blooming market in the US at the moment. The country tries to source food as locally as possible, especially…

Sale of a greenhouse complex in the Omsk region in Russia

In the village of Ust-Zaostrovka, Omsk region, 20 kilometers from Omsk, a greenhouse is being sold. The enterprise was built in 2012 according to foreign technology Venlo, possesses highly technological and modern equipment. The total area is 29,004 m2. The land plot is fenced, owned and located along…

Piggott Schools

Piggott high school's new greenhouse for students

After three years, the Piggott High School’s greenhouse now stands tall and ready for students. The school already has an animal science and agricultural mechanics program but wanted to add a plant science pathway. After compiling lots of data from students and within the department, the school was…

Six hectares of strawberry production in Russia

Richel Group is working on a 6 hectare project in Kislovodsk, Stavropol, Russia. Strawberries will be grown there.  The width is 9.60 meter, and the height under the gutter is 5 meter. There's double ventilation installed. All this together makes it an optimal climate for strawberry production.  Find out more about…

Disinfecting with ToBRFV: "Do not hold back, keep things thoroughly drenched"

No grower wants contamination, but in spite of the best precautions it is still possible that the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV) strikes. By now, there is experience with good disinfection and 'cleaning' the greenhouse again. The motto is: clearing everything out, cleaning the entire greenhouse…

Exploring opportunities in Indian horticulture

"It's not about high tech, it's about the right tech"

India is a huge market for fresh produce. With its population of almost 1.5 billion, a third of whom are vegetarian, it makes a lot of sense to build vegetable greenhouses there. In recent years, Indian growers have been getting more tech-savvy as well, offering opportunities for companies that can offer…

over 20 hectares of peppers

Second phase of Leamington project almost completed

Under Sun Acres was founded by Leamington-based bell pepper grower Chris Del Greco in 2017. That same year the start was made for the construction of a 10 hectares high tech Venlo style greenhouse.  Together with their Canadian partner Universal Fabricating Inc, Bom Group realized the completion of this project in…

The Darling

Greenhouse dining comes to Chicago

It started with a restaurant in Amsterdam, and the phenomenon has by now gone across the globe: dining in your own private greenhouse. If you want to go to a restaurant but social distancing is problematic because of the way it's situated, these small greenhouses are a nice solution. Sophie Huterstein,…

Lot One

"Our rooftop greenhouse is our restaurants' story"

When residents Jaime Miles and Josh Timon opened their first restaurant, the plan was to source their produce as locally as possible, right from the rooftop. On restaurant Lot One's opening day, July 9, 2019, the restaurant's so-called “Roof to Table” operation, growing produce for the restaurant in a…

Czech tech company and university develop smart plant monitoring and protection system

A new project called Berabot emerged from a cooperation of tech group NWT and Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. A third important team member is the biggest greenhouse farm of the Czech Republic – Farma Bezdinek. NWT has many years of experience in building production greenhouses as well as running…

Rainwater generates electricity for shade houses in China

Light intensity, temperature, humidity, and salinity - through smart sensing technology, you can record growth indicators related to crop growth one by one to provide a reference for large-scale and high-quality cultivation of crops. However, the real-time monitoring of these indicators requires electric…

The most Instagrammable greenhouses around the world

Greenhouses can be very photogenic, we all know that. Some are particularly popular with photographers, due to their unusual architecture, the setting, the history or a combination of those factors. Uswitch went through Instagram to figure out just what greenhouses are crowd favorites, resulting in the…

Greater Vancouver modern greenhouse investment opportunity

BMO Capital Markets has been engaged as the exclusive financial advisor to arrange the sale of two modern greenhouses with improvements totaling 3.4 million square feet on 160 acres of agricultural land located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Both properties have recently undergone significant upgrades,…

Aytekin provides solution for year round production in high temperatures:

Turkish greenhouse builder successfully launches 7 hectare Polyclima greenhouse concept in Qatar

Nowadays, greenhouses with cooling systems are in high demand due to their ability to produce 12 months a year. Especially the countries with low energy cost, high temperatures at summer and expensive tomato prices are in more need. Turkey-based greenhouse development group Aytekin therefore delved into…

Initial roll-out to begin in Mexico vegetable greenhouses

Bayer partners with Prospera to develop integrated digital solutions for vegetable greenhouse growers

Bayer has entered a strategic partnership with Prospera, an AI data analytics company specializing in machine learning. With a focus on agriculture, Prospera provides a transformative, digital farming system to vegetable greenhouse growers worldwide that generates insights and optimizes the growing…

BrightFarms

BrightFarms expands as pandemic fuels demand for local lettuce, spinach and other greens

BrightFarms is boosting capacity at its Chicago-area greenhouse as the pandemic-driven rise in cooking at home fuels demand for locally grown greens. BrightFarms’ Rochelle greenhouse, which annually supplies 1 million pounds of lettuce, spinach, arugula, basil and other greens to Mariano’s and other…

Russia: Agrokultura group begins fifth construction stage in Kashira

Agrokultura have begun the fifth construction stage of the greenhouse complex in Kashira, the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow region reported. “Since 2015 the company have completed four stages of the greenhouse construction with the overall acreage of 79.8 ha. Now the…

Klachow start-up Freshtasia offers Asian vegetables from German greenhouses

"To grow vegetables like this, you need lots of heat and plenty of light"

In a former nursery in Kladow, Rongrong Szydlewski has found what she has been looking for for years. Better said, she has designed the 1400 square metre greenhouse according to her ideas, so that she can enjoy her favourite vegetables even far from home. Huge sponge cucumbers hang down from bushes,…

De Ruiter Seeds

Prioritizing customer safety, De Ruiter now offers virtual tours

Meeting and “events” look a little different these days, but while in-person glasshouse tours are on hold, that doesn’t mean the pause button gets hit on collaboration and innovations in the glasshouse industry, too. Now, more than ever it’s important to connect with all areas of the glasshouse industry.…

NPEC research greenhouse Wageningen University

The NPEC research greenhouse for Wageningen University & Research at Unifarm will supply specialised equipment for the research of installations with a high throughput capacity. Bosman Van Zaal will realise the NPEC greenhouse and technical installations, based on a design by WUR and advice from…

Cravo retractable peaked roof greenhouses turn 30 years old

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

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

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

Turkish municipality uses waste management facility to grow tomatoes

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


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