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"The coating provides the foundation; screens are the emergency brake"

The answer to hot summers: a coating as the foundation, if necessary an extra layer in mid-summer and eliminate light peaks with moveable screens. After two hot dry summers, growers have started to think differently about how to protect their crops, observes Account Manager Jelle Hoogland who advises greenhouse…

Freshtasia wants to bring more variety into the vegetable ranges

Berlin start-up is dedicated to cultivating Asian vegetable specialties

On some 1,600 m2, Ralf and Rongrong Szydlewski have recreated a little piece of Asia. In their greenhouse in Kladow, Indian spinach, snake beans, Vietnamese cilantro or Shiso, which is popular in Japan, have been growing for a few months now. All of them are vegetables and herbs, which are actually grown…

Germany: A look at the tomatoes in Eberdingen

Heiko and Karin Hagdorn grow tomatoes on 4 hectares in Eberdingen-Hochdorf in Germany. Although Heiko has seen nothing but tomatoes for ten years, he never gets bored of them. In this video (in German) Sonja Faber-Schrecklein takes a look inside the greenhouse. Riding on a pipe rail trolley through the…

UK invests in greenhouses to protect supply after Brexit

As reported by the BBC, the British horticultural sector is preparing to protect the market supply from the possible difficulties that the UK's separation from the European Union could have by promoting the construction of greenhouses. 29 hectares of greenhouses capable of producing 10 million kilos of…

N. Korean leader visits greenhouse farm under construction amid food shortages

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un visited a greenhouse farm under construction, calling for an improvement in agricultural techniques to increase vegetable output, state media reported Friday. During the trip to the Jungphyong Vegetable Greenhouse Farm and Tree Nursery in North Hamgyong Province, Kim…

Japan highland win-win training ground for Filipino interns

A Filipino technical intern picks strawberries from elevated beds as he backs down an aisle on a swivel chair in a greenhouse -- a common scene in the mountainous area of central Japan known for highland agriculture. Farmers from Benguet, an upland province on the Philippines' Luzon Island that is also a…

Joost van Luijk of Hot Pepper King will add 0.7 hectares next year

“It was a good year for the growing pepper market”

“All-in-all, it has been a good year for peppers”, says Joost van Luijk of Hot Pepper King, the morning after the pepper cultivation company from the Dutch Nootdorp, was on the Dutch Tv-show ‘BinnensteBuiten’. “In terms of ups-and-downs in production, the market for these hot peppers is comparable to the…

Greenhouse grower to reveal new member for its family of products

“At PMA Fresh Summit in 2018, we shook the tomato category with the launch of Sweetpops,” says Leona Neill with Red Sun Farms. Since then, the company continued to add new products to its ‘Sweets Family’. “In March of this year, we Picked a Pack of Perfect Sweetpeps and at Fresh Summit today the newest…

Signify and Fundación Cajamar have signed a research collaboration agreement

The study will be carried out in the greenhouses located in the Cajamar Experimental Station “Las Palmerillas", in El Egido (Almería). It is a project of relevant interest for…

Russia: New 11 ha greenhouse complex launched in Ryazan

LLC Ryazanskie Ovoschi launched the first phase of their new greenhouse complex in Rybnoscky region. The acreage of the first phase of the greenhouse complex amounts to 11.25 ha. Tomato growing has already begun. The first crops will be collected in November. Soon the associates will begin planting…

SUNfarming training center survives hurricane

"We are relieved that our employees and partners in the Bahamas are all well", SUNfarming shares. "Now our team was able to send us first pictures of the situation on site: our SUNfarming Hybrid Training Center survived the hurricane 'Dorian' without damage!"SF Hybrid Training Center before the hurricane…

Aftermath Typhoon Hagibis

Japan: Strawberry farms devastated by floods

The city of Sano, in Japan's Tochigi Prefecture, is struggling to recover from the damage left in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis. The owners of flooded farms growing the prefecture's mainstay "Tochiotome"-brand strawberry now fear that their plants may not bear fruit in time for picking season. Tochigi Prefecture…

and making an appointment to spend a trial day in the anthuriums

Dutch immigrants on an excursion in the greenhouse

A group of 10 ‘new Dutch people’ from Eritrea, Syria, Turkey, and Kurdistan visited the horticultural greenhouses in the Dutch Bergerden with a lot of enthusiasm. Obviously, not just to look at all the pretty plants that are being cultivated there, but also to see if there are job opportunities there. It…

Controlling the roof cleaner remotely without damaging the foil

Keeping the roofs of greenhouses clean is important for multiple reasons, but not in the least to allow light to penetrate with ease and help the produce grow. Making the process of cleaning the roofs of greenhouses easier and more accessible is one of the goals of Van der Waay. Their Top Cleaners can…

China: Strawberry ripe and farmers happy

In recent years, many counties in China have guided farmers to actively grow produce in greenhouses such as strawberries, peppers, and tomatoes, and have revitalized the tourism economy of the suburbs and increased the income of farmers. Another case of this is in Jiande City, Zhejiang province, it…

US (TX): Denton greenhouse uses aquaponics to cultivate plants

Grow With The Flow in Denton uses aquaponics to cultivate their crop. "Aquaponics is a cultivation of fish and plants together in a symbiotic system where we use fish waste as fertilizer for our plants and our plants act as a filter to clean the water for our fish," Owner Jeff Jirovec said. They use…

US (GA): Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visits Pure Flavor greenhouse

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Pure Flavor greenhouse on Tuesday. Sonny visited the Greenhouse to see the operations and met with employees.  He toured the facility and also saw the step-by-step demonstration on the process harvesting tomatoes. Sonny says he also learned more about technology…

"Garden centers want black chalk, and the greenhouses get cleaned again."

Contractors live along with the weather forecast

When applying chalk, Dennis van Veldhoven prefers to do it on a sunny day, but the rain is more than welcome to help wash it off. Machine Contractor Van Veldhoven is currently working on removing the chalk they applied on the greenhouses at the beginning of the season. After spraying the chalk with a…

Cucumber grower Marcel Huibers, Hortus in Futuro, after an eventful season:

"If you cannot control mosaic, you have to choose the most virus-resistant variety"

“We have three selection criteria when we have to choose a variety. The first is virus resistance, second is virus resistance and third is, I am sure you can guess,” says Marcel Huibers, cultivation manager / general manager at Dutch cucumber nursery Hortus in Futuro in Maasbree, laughing. In recent…

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Northern Australia: Undercover crops to be investigated

The northern parts of Australia could be on their way to becoming Asia’s salad bowl through more use of protected cropping systems. A new project backed by the Cooperative Research Centre for Northern Australia (CRCNA) will investigate the best way to support growers wanting to set up protected cropping…

India: Demonstration polyhouse in Tumkur

On Friday 18 October, the Dutch Horticulture & Food delegation will visit the FoodTechIndia demonstration polyhouse in Tumkur, Karnataka, India. The aim of the demonstration polyhouse, built by the partners of FoodTechIndia being Future Consumer Limited (largest retailer in India), Broekman Logistics,…

Russia: 22 ha of new greenhouse acreage in Lipetsk

LLC GC Eletskie Ovoschy have launched the third phase of the greenhouse complex in Eletsk region of Lipetsk area with the acreage of 22 ha. They are getting ready for the next launch, reported the Department on Investments and International Relations of Lipetsk area. The launch of the third phase will…

New tomato greenhouse for Syngenta in the Netherlands

"Growers will be able to adopt everything they see here just as it is in their own greenhouse"

Since mid 2018, Arjan Bassie, Remco Roeland, Arthur van Marrewijk, Rik Lootens and Marie Legendre have been approaching every detail from various perspectives, intending to ensure that Syngenta will have a state-of-the-art greenhouse for the Tomato product group by 2020. 'We were actually quite satisfied…

US (NJ): Element Farms unveils 70,000 sq.ft. greenhouse

Element Farms will begin operations at its new 70,000 square foot Lafayette, New Jersey, greenhouse facility this month. The company will outfit its new site, once home to a horticulture company, with proprietary technology and supplemental lighting to produce a wide variety of leafy greens. At full…

China: Tomato is getting famous in Gengdian Village

In 2018, Gengdian Village cooperated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Jiangsu Green Port Modern Agriculture Co., Ltd. to introduce the Dutch technology investment of 70 million RMB to build a high-tech intelligent glass greenhouse of 50,000 m2. At present, some greenhouses have been…

US (AL): Snead State unveils greenhouse addition to agriculture, horticulture program

Agriculture and horticulture students at Snead State Community College have a new place on campus to develop their skills thanks to the work of several different people. Behind the Snead State softball field, located on King Street, is a greenhouse that was built by Atlas Greenhouse. It features a…

Eco-kultura vice-president: energy cost growth kills the segment of cheap greenhouse vegetables

Mr. Sergey Fomenkov, Vice-president on strategy and marketing for Eco-kultura shares the ideas of business diversification and on horticultural projects in new countries. Vegetable producers are considered one of the main beneficiaries from the import limitation policy, introduced in Russia in the recent…

Agro Care adds the last 2.5 hectare expansion

Newest semi-closed greenhouse in Tunis ready for new season

In the past years, Agro Care has expanded the area in Tunis in six steps with in total ten hectare. The last phase, an expansion of 2.5 hectare, was recently finished. At the end of May, the greenhouse was finished, and on July 12 the plants were planted in the greenhouse, ready for a new cultivation…

Swiss Federal Council for the time being says 'no'

Facilitate cultivation in greenhouses?

The Swiss National Council wants to facilitate the cultivation of food in greenhouses. The Federal Council says no. A motion from the BDP, which calls for greenhouses on crop…

Vietnam: "Greenhouse expansion damages Da Lat’s environment"

According to various officials, the rapid development of greenhouses for vegetable and flower cultivation in the last two decades has had a negative effect on the environment in the central resort city of Da Lat.  Greenhouses have been used in the city to minimise the impact caused by inclement weather, including…

Inauguration of ALTMARKTgarten Oberhausen

Experiments regarding urban agriculture

With the inauguration of the ALTMARKTgarten on the roof of the new Oberhausen job center on September 26, 2019, the starting signal for the flagship project of the inFARMING® concept has been given. Scientists from the Fraunhofer UMSICHT are researching on-site urban food production. Production systems and…

US (AR): SVO brings Yoderbilt greenhouse to homeless veterans

Fort Smith Student Veterans Organization put action behind their mission to support local veterans this weekend, spending their Saturday morning installing a 12-by-16-foot greenhouse at the Buddy Smith Home in Fort Smith. Yoderbilt Greenhouses in Mansfield donated the structure after the SVO reached out…

New Zealand: Lettuce business a way of life for Manakau family

A former Wellington couple who escaped the city with their three young children to grow lettuce in Manakau want to keep it a secret. Tony and Lisa Dale-Low were both working and living in Wellington a few years ago when they made a decision to sell up, buy a bus and tour New Zealand with their young…

Russia: New greenhouse complex planned in Krasnodar Region

Magnit is planning to launch a new greenhouse complex in the Krasnodar Region in November. "In November, we are planning to launch a greenhouse complex in Tikhoretsk. Its area will total 26 hectares," the company said, without disclosing the capacity of the complex or volume of investment. Earlier…

Nigeria: Dangote’s N3b greenhouse takes off in Kano

A N3-billion high-tech greenhouse nursery that is capable of producing between 300 and 350 million tons of hybrid tomatoes seedlings has been established as part of Dangote Tomatoes Processing Plant in Kano. The goal is to make Nigeria self-sufficient in tomato production. The Managing-Director of the…

Russia: Agricultural trainings in Saransk

Agricultural trainings Light and plant productivity were held in Saransk in September. Over 50 specialists from 20 greenhouse complexes in the Russian Federation and the CIS took part in them. Group of companies Reflux, a leading developer and producer of lighting equipment, organized the training. The…

"Feeding people and protecting our planet should go hand in hand"

Green agriculture has a vast potential to transform the agricultural sector in a way that enables access for everyone to nutritious food and at the same time ensures conservation of crucial natural resources, FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu said today. Qu delivered his remarks at the high-profile…

Book release

Achieving sustainable greenhouse cultivation

A new book has been published by award-winning Cambridge-based publisher, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited. Achieving sustainable greenhouse cultivation provides a comprehensive review of key advances in greenhouse and other forms of protected and controlled environment cultivation. Chapters…

Belaya Dacha to double tomato production in Stavropol

Belaya Datcha are launching the second phase of the greenhouse complex Dolina Solntsa in the Predgorny region in Stavropol in November this year. This will allow them to double the tomato productivity, up to 5 thousand tons a year, reported the general director of LLC Dolina Solntsa, Mr. Yanis Galanidi.…

Eric van der Klauw, AgrowSer:

"If the tunnel greenhouse is strong enough, strawberry cultivation on hanging gutters becomes possible"

"I foresee a gigantic change in strawberry cultivation in the coming years, certainly in Germany," says Eric van der Klauw of AgrowSer. “Strawberry growers are abandoning cultivation in the open field and are increasingly opting for cultivation on (covered) racks. All this mainly because of labor issues and crop maintenance. Working with gutters at a higher level is more…

Russia: New greenhouse in Solnechnodolsk has already grown 17,000 tons of tomatoes and cucumbers

The weekly newspaper “Argumenty i Fakty” published an article devoted to the development of the industrial park in Solnechnodolsk, where Solnechnyi Dar greenhouse complex is now successfully operating. The greenhouses belong to APH ECO-Culture and constitute innovative facilities with a system of…

US (LA): Scout member spurs community to restore damaged greenhouse

Sixteen-year-old Brayden Lee of Louisiana has been an active member of Boy Scouts of America since he was in second grade. He’s also treasurer of the LaSalle High School FFA in Olla, La. In September 2018, those two worlds collided for Lee, and it was a win for everyone in the community. “I was working…

New growing container for indoor organic vegetables

Greenhouse growers have a new solution for producing high-quality organic vegetables indoors. The A.M.A. 60 Growing Container, developed by A.M.A. Horticulture Inc., is a simple solution that satisfies organic growing standards in Canada. Developed with grower input in 2018 and successfully piloted by…

China: Chongqing Shugu Farm opens in Liangping on 23rd September

The Chongqing Shugu Farm opens on September 23, and the celebration of “Smart Farm” in Liangping District of Chongqing would also be held here. During the celebration, citizens can experience agricultural technology, learn agricultural knowledge, enjoy rare flowers, cultivate farming culture, play…

US (CT): With UConn’s help, Mashantuckets aim to cultivate healthy future

Two years into a four-year collaboration with the University of Connecticut’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, tribal members led by Menihan, a tribal councilor, have grown sweet corn and heirloom tomatoes on tribe-owned property here on Swantown Hill, near Foxwoods’ Lake of Isles…

US (NM): A dump site becomes a greenhouse in the South Valley

The South Valley near Albuquerque has a long history of agricultural practice. Friday, October 4, marked the grand opening of a state-of-the-art greenhouse that will help local farmers and serve as a site where young people can learn the tradition. The shared greenhouse is the first of its kind, and it…

Raspberry on pole position

Does the rest of soft fruit follow the growth of strawberry under glass?

Can the blueberry, blackberry or raspberry follow the strawberry from under glass? Who knows. There certainly is potential. In the shadow of the growth of strawberry cultivation under glass, the cultivation of other soft fruit under glass is steadily increasing. More and more growers are looking for…

Salad producer joins blockchain-based platform

BrightFarms announced it is incorporating blockchain technology as a member of the IBM Food Trust network. Food Trust, a blockchain-based information-sharing platform, connects supply chain data across the ecosystem. In addition to providing provenance insights, network members such as BrightFarms, say…

"Turkish vegetable imports can be reduced via hydroponic production"

Turkish agricultural tech company Growponics Greenhouse Technologies continues to grow vegetables through hydroponic production in Ovacik district of Izmir. The company’s general manager Harun Malkoclar: “Our company is 50 % owned by British Growponics company and we are planning to lower Turkey’s…

Dutch children's book to educate about glasshouse tomatoes

"I noticed that children do not know where tomatoes are coming from. They know that you can buy them in the store, but they do not know what happens before." That's why Marleen Bommelijn, working at the Dutch educational centre Voorlichtings- en Opleidingscentrum voor Glastuinbouw in Westdorpe presented…

Greenhouse cultivation is booming in Switzerland

How can high-tech cultivation and sustainability be combined?

Greenhouse cultivation is booming in Switzerland. The Hors-Sol cultivation alone almost doubled between 2007 and 2017. Also the first big organic greenhouses, producing under glass, were built. Not everywhere this went on without any resistance. There certainly were concerns from the cantons and communities.…

Khayr Qatarna greenhouses installed at three Qatar Foundation schools

Khayr Qatarna, a Your Health First – Sahtak Awalan initiative, has installed greenhouses at three Qatar Foundation (QF) schools to teach students important lessons about food security, environmental sustainability and healthy eating. QF’s Pre-University Education and Your Health First have collaborated…

Agrizar grows berries exclusively for Mastronardi BerryWorld America

Agrizar, one of Mexico’s largest growers, with a production network of over 8,700 acres, will grow berries exclusively for Mastronardi BerryWorld America (MBWA). “I was intrigued by the success of BerryWorld’s proprietary berries in global markets,” says Piero Zarattini, CEO of Agrizar. “But when I witnessed…

"Optimal humidity in trial station thanks to high pressure misting"

The Belgian Testing station for Vegetable cultivation (PSKW) in Sint-Katelijne-Waver Belgium is busy with an expansion of the current greenhouse. A 6000 m2 hypermodern greenhouse, divided over 12 departments where the testing of greenhouse vegetables will be expanded upon, is being built. In order to…

US (ID): Syngenta Crop Protection greenhouse delivered as planned

A new Syngenta Crop Protection LLC greenhouse will open in Nampa, Idaho. The facility’s construction went without a hitch and the facility was delivered last month. The new facility from above The Nampa Trait Conversion Accelerator is a corn breeding facility featuring state-of-the-art greenhouses and…

This will allow for the productivity of 60-70 thousand kilos per year

Greenhouse in Ingushetia will begin year round strawberry production in 2020.

Kantyshevsky greenhouse in Ingushetia will reach planned productivity in 2020, reported the general director of the enterprise, Mr. Abdula Khadziev. “Currently the greenhouse acreage comprises 5.5 thousand square meters, once the second phase has been launched and the production capacity achieved, we…

Turkey: Food & energy for Syrian refugees

Near the Syrian border in Turkey, another SunFarming food & energy training project is launched this month. The aim of this food & energy project in Osmaniye is to provide people with training with a future perspective. On 2 ha of solar park, additional solar nets and barriers will be installed under the…

Russia: Biggest grower in Primorsky area went bankrupt

The federal state unitary enterprise Dalnevostochnoe has been declared bankrupt by the arbitrary court of Primorsky area. The bankruptcy procedure was initiated by the Rosselkhozbank, to which Dalnevostochnoe enterprise owes about 1.4 million Euro. The bankruptcy procedure of the state enterprise began…

Nieki van der Burg about bell pepper variety Maureno

"I immediately noticed the good looking plants"

Van der Burg Paprika's in Est, the Netherlands grows 11.5ha of red blocky peppers, with the majority of them being Maranello. Since this year, there is also 2.3 ha Maureno. "We wanted to add a pepper with a lower fruit weight than Maranello, so we can supply a pack of three peppers with a total weight of…

US (AZ): "Rooftop agriculture could reduce energy use in buildings by 3% per building per year"

A community garden occupies a diminutive dirt lot in Phoenix. Rows of raised garden beds offer up basil, watermelons and corn, making this patch of land an agricultural oasis in a desert city of 1.5 million people. In fact, this little garden is contributing in various ways to the city’s environmental…

China: The tomato in the Hanting District idyllic complex is ripe

On September 5th, the photographs were taken in the tomato-planting showcase of Dong Ting idyllic complex in Hanting District, Weifang City, which is one of the pilot projects of the provincial-level rural complex in Shandong Province in 2018. At present, the tomatoes planted in the first phase of the…

UK: 29 hectares of new tomato greenhouses to use waste heat

A £120m project to construct two of the UK’s largest greenhouses at two farmland sites near Norwich and Bury St Edmunds has been announced. The advanced greenhouses will be warmed by residual heat from nearby water recycling centres owned by Anglian Water.  The construction phase of the project will begin…

US (MI): Greenhouses help special education students build skills

The Charles Drew Transition Center is one of the only schools in the United States dedicated to improving job security for their special education students with a wide array of skill-building programs. The Drew Horticulture Program educates students between the ages of 18 and 26 with physical, cognitive…

US (TX): New hydroponic garden is sprouting at the State Fair for South Dallas’ food desert

Big Tex Urban Farms is instilling urban agriculture practices to help fill in food deserts of South Dallas. A hydroponic garden is growing cucumbers, tomatoes and a variety of greens along with microgreens and melons. On display in the Errol McKoy Greenhouse on the Midway are a variety of hydroponic…

US (ME): Newly completed Zillman Family Greenhouse dedicated

As part of its Homecoming celebrations, the University of Maine at Presque Isle marked the completion of its state-of-the-art, four-season Zillman Family Greenhouse with an official opening and dedication ceremony on Friday, Sept. 27. Work and learning in the new $935,000, 2,400-square-foot…

Kazakhstan: Million-dollar fine for greenhouse investor cancelled

When Dirk Aleven with FoodVentures invested in Kazakhstan, he probably didn't expect to be faced with a 1 million USD fine. The investor, engaged in tomato growing, was importing the equipment to the country, when the customs service and the State Revenue Committee conduced an unannounced inspection.…

Palestinian engineer pioneers hydroponics farm in northern Gaza Strip

To overcome the agricultural problems faced by farmers in the Gaza Strip, newly-graduated Palestinian agricultural engineer Irada al-Za'anin has established the first-ever "water farm" in her house. The project aims to reduce the area used in agriculture, saving effort and time as well as maintaining the…

Japan's cold region to produce bananas

In Kashiwazaki-Niigata Prefecture - a materials manufacturer and retailer has begun growing bananas using the exhaust heat from its waste incineration facility. Shimoda…

Houweling’s Group and Apeel Sciences

Replacing single-use plastic cucumber wraps by plant-based products

Apeel Sciences announced an agreement with Houweling’s Group, greenhouse grower and marketer fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. The Houweling’s Group will have access to Apeel’s…

iFarm project: SaaS platform 1 module release

The production monitoring module of the iFarm SaaS platform was released on September 13. Product director, Mr. Oleg Kostenko shows how the module works. In this version of the module, one can monitor the data on microclimate as well as light switching on and off. The system warns about critical…

Florian Wolz (Franken-Gemüse eG) on the possible benefits for Spanish and German producers

"If there is a supply gap because of the floods, prices will rise"

"We are not really noticing the storms in Spain either in terms of pricing or availability. Of course, broccoli and cauliflower from German farms are currently experiencing problems also, but the situation is slowly recovering," says Florian Wolz, Managing Director of Franken-Gemüse Knoblauchsland eG. Just…

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Three families harvest fruits of their hard labour

It is tomato harvesting season in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. Hard work has paid off for three families who have grown produce in the greenhouses received through the EU funded project “Integrated socio-economic support to mine victims in BiH”. For the past month, they have been selling tomatoes and…

Turkey: Dragonfruit production started in greenhouse in Antalya

An entrepreneur Kadir Cinar was exploring alternative products to grow after the increase in greenhouse production costs in many of the products grown in the Antalya area. Visiting tropical fruit greenhouses in Mersin and Gazipasa district of Antalya, the grower came up with the idea that it is also…

Lots of attention for the opening of the new Syngenta Innovation center

Yesterday, there was a celebration going on at Syngenta in the Dutch Enkhuizen due to the opening of the company’s new innovation center. The opening of the 40 million euro costing center drew in a lot of interested parties. The power of the breeding sector and that of horticulture shine through in the…

Agricultural training centre opens doors for Iraqi IDPs

An agricultural training centre, constructed to support internally displaced Iraqis, officially opened its doors at the Harsham Refugee Camp in Erbil, the largest city in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The facility is part of a United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) project on…

School district awards greenhouse bid

At the September 17 business meeting, the Wayne Highlands School District (WHSD) Board of Directors awarded INTAG (Integrated Agriculture Systems) with the aquaponics bid to stock the recently built educational greenhouse with resources for its curriculum. The approval passed by a vote of 8-1 with…

US (LA): LDAF streamlines horticulture-license testing

With a new computer-based professional horticulture license exam system now in place, the Louisiana Horticulture Commission has improved the licensing process said ​Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. “We are excited about the new computer-based…

US ready to partner with Nigeria on greenhouse tech

The United States Government expressed its readiness to partner with Nigerian agriculturists who are interested in using greenhouse technology to increase food production in the country. United States Consular General to Nigeria, Claire Peirangelo stated this when she led a delegation to visit the Wells…

The production is planned to be enhanced by 2022

Russia: Eco-kultura to double greenhouse acreage in Stavropol

Agricultural holding Eco-kultura are planning to double the acreage of the greenhouse complex on Izobilnensky region of Stavropol area by 2022. The president of the holding, Mr. Aleksandr Rudakov reported the fact. The first phase of the complex in Solnechnodolsk village was launched in 2017, the second…

Scooter popular mode of transport in the greenhouse

Employees in more and more nurseries are scooting along the greenhouse. The sturdy scooter from Steenks is doing well in the horticulture sector, a year after launching. High demand for scooterChristian Heymeriks, Steenks Service: "We have mainly supplied to the Netherlands, but also in Australia, Belgium,…

China: Smart agriculture project opens in Wuhan

In the Tantou Village, Dongjing Street, Hannan, 100,000 square meters of smart glass greenhouses are rising up and will no longer be affected by climate, environment, weather, and other factors, enabling year-round production. The smart greenhouse is one of the modern agricultural projects invested in by…

China: Sino-Israel Agricultural Town, an intelligent “agricultural factory”

With the promotion of high-quality agricultural development, the “small-town economy” represented by many characteristic towns, which are integrated with, “extraordinary and strong” industries, “combined” functions, “small and beautiful” patterns, and “new and flexible” mechanisms. Also, with these…

NZ: Reviving horticulture education in Katikati

What began as a project to create a new, innovative and attractive horticulture course for Katikati College students has morphed into offering education and pathways to employment for the wider community. Teacher Hilary Johnson took on KKC’s horticulture department two years ago, when subject enrolments…

soft fruits are being harvested until Christmas in Osterweddingen

"Other seasons are ending, so our season starts"

In Osterweddingen, Germany, the first harvest of greenhouse strawberries is starting these days. "Elsewhere, the season is ending. With the help of technology we can offer the…

US (NJ): Magic Johnson says this hospital-run greenhouse is changing health in N.J.

Long rows of fresh herbs and vegetables neatly line the enclosed and sunlit space, filling it with an earthy scent and an abundance of green. Tiny plants of basil peek out from their squares, string beans grow on winding vines on the left side of the entrance, and toward the back, a lone bright lemon…

China’s Shunyi district pilots IoT in greenhouse strawberry production

Strawberries aren’t a top export for China but that doesn’t mean the country’s agriculturists aren’t focused on boosting production. To improve production and profitability of the crop, a greenhouse producer in China’s Shunyi district in Beijing trialed an IoT-based solution in partnership with China…

"We are excited about the potential of our new, strengthened edges of woven polyethylene®"

An international greenhouse and woven polyethylene (PE) cover company is looking to strengthen its market in Australia with the development of new and stronger products. PIC Plast Ltd from Israel has been operating in Australia periodically for several years with customers mainly from the vegetable…

EBRD and EU help Georgian hydroponic farm expand

Mornings resemble a well-rehearsed choreography performance at the Imereti Greenery, a greenhouse nestled in the small city of Samtredia, western Georgia. Two groups of workers at opposite ends of a large water basin plant and harvest lettuce with perfect synchrony. The Imereti Greenery does not look…

US (NY): New greenhouses could bring up to 240 jobs to Massena

A Massachusetts-based company says it could bring up to 240 jobs to Massena. The New York Power Authority’s Board of Trustees awarded 16 megawatts of low cost power Wednesday to Confluent Energies. Confluent plans to build a network of greenhouses in Massena to grow leafy, green vegetables like lettuce.…

India: Greenhouse made of plastic waste will help Ladakh farmers grow veggies all year

Ladakh, the cold desert of India with its picturesque and stark landscape, is one of the most visited tourist places in the country. Harsh winters make life tough for the populace, 89 per cent of which live in rural areas. Though the cropping season does not last for more than four months, a majority of…

CAN (ON): Students visit various greenhouses to get a look inside

In an attempt to raise awareness about the huge horticultural sector, about 350 students from multiple different schools in the Windsor area visited four different major greenhouse companies in the area. The below video by CTV News shows the students getting a glimpse behind the scenes in the high tech…

A new hydroponic farm starts a new age for UAE farmers

A new hydroponic farm is under construction in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and it will be one of the most important model projects of Kingpeng in Abu Dhabi. The total project is 1.2 hectares and will grow leafy vegetables and fruit vegetables with hydroponic technology. This project has a leafy vegetables NFT system…

Brazil's Agricultural Minister visits Abu Dhabi desert farm

Brazilian agricultural industry delegates currently in the UAE saw a farm this Saturday (September 21) where tomato, mango, banana, lemon, potato, corn, eggplant and a myriad of other plant and livestock products are grown in the desert lands of Abu Dhabi. Led by Brazil’s Agriculture, Livestock and…

US (NJ): Greenhouse promotional video shows new 10,000sqft greenhouse

A&J Messina released a new greenhouse promo video that shows their new 10,000sqft greenhouse. The greenhouse is used to grow various flowers, herbs, and vegetables. The video shows the greenhouse from both inside and outside. Especially the colorful insides of the greenhouse filled to the brim with…

Kenya: Shifting to aquaponics has saved this man's farm

In an area that can no longer rely on rain-fed agriculture, Joshua Olonde has found a way to thrive. He lives in Lambwe Valley, Homa Bay County, and previously relied on maize to earn a living. However, after a string of heavy losses after the rains failed to meet expectations, he decided to take up…

CAN (NB): New heated greenhouse 'a game changer' for Saint John neighbourhood

Gardening season is winding down for many Maritimers, but not for the green thumbs of Saint John’s Crescent Valley, where a new heated greenhouse will be in operation this winter. The greenhouse will allow residents to have access to fresh vegetables year-round.  “This is really a game-changer for Crescent…

Strawberries at Kwekerij Hoogsewetering flew out of greenhouse because of heatwave

"We want to be able to harvest early, but we don't want to be done this early"

The second half of September just started, but in Pijnacker, the Netherlands the majority of the strawberries have already been harvested. Due to heatwaves in July and August, the strawberries flew out of the greenhouse at Strawberry Nursery Hoogsewetering. Faster than planned because of the ‘weird…

Atrium new headquarters VB Group becomes 11 meter high glass greenhouse

Working on glasshouse horticultural projects from under glass

In the spring the new building started with a symbolic first pile: the planting of eight large oak trees. The new head office of VB will be energy neutral, in line with the company's philosophy. In addition, the company will have an atrium in the form of an 11-meter-high glass greenhouse construction…

US (OH): New greenhouse unveiled at The Foodbank in Dayton

The Foodbank in Dayton unveiled a new Corteva Agriscience greenhouse on The Foodbank’s garden property Monday morning. Used as a test, the greenhouse will be used to produce lettuces and herbs for distribution through The Foodbank’s hunger relief programs. “The Foodbank is thrilled to be a part of this…

Hothouse section of agricultural complex is expanded in the north of Turkmenistan

The hothouse farms segment, which belongs both to the government and to the private section of the economy, is expanded in Dashoguz Velayat. Eco-friendly production made by farms is required in the local market and has high export demand as well. Owing to the measures of integrated support of business…

US (CT): Grant helps UConn and tribe grow crops in high tunnels

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation successfully harvested crops from high tunnels on a commercial scale this year in partnership with the University of Connecticut Extension.   This year, the tribe grew tomatoes, sweet corn and other vegetables in high tunnels and greenhouses that prolong the growing season. Dr.…

US (MA): Indoor farming gives Milton students pride, responsibility

As they chowed down on chicken subs and Caesar salads for lunch Monday, students in Milton High School's special education class had an extra reason to enjoy their veggies: they grew them. "My doctor says I need to eat vegetables like this because they're healthy, and now I will," Aidan Cheverie, a…

Growing lettuce locally: How close can you get?

When talking about the future of food production, almost everybody agrees that food can be produced much closer to the consumer. Especially when looking at the US lettuce market, the distances travelled by leafy greens are encouraging indoor farmers to join the market. Then, there’s the second question:…

"Super greenhouse" to rewrite the way of growing vegetables

The Minjiang Modern Agriculture Demo- Park in Dongpo District, Meishan City, Sichuan Province, is constructing a “super greenhouse” with smart agriculture, precise light combination, and temperature, water, gas and fertilizers regulation, so that vegetable cultivation can achieve a significant reduction…

China: One very expensive strawberry

The “snow White” strawberry hails from Japan and is a kind of white strawberry. When it matures, the seeds on the surface will be round and turn red, which is regarded as the sign of its maturity. "Snow White" is not only with white peel, but the flesh is also white. In the most expensive season, one…

US: Rhode Island Foundation grant will help Coventry's senior center build greenhouse

As the Coventry Resource and Senior Center prepares to move into its new home on Wood Street, a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation will help the center construct a greenhouse expected to affect the community in a number of ways. “This is a positive transition time for our department, and to get this…

Making the invisible climate in the greenhouse visible

Climate models are widely used in research for calculating the climate in the greenhouse. Those models are usually governed by assumptions such as climate homogeneity. They do not take into account, for example, that air flows or objects in the greenhouse may result in different microclimate over the…

40 years of climate screens: from dark to diffuse

"When it turned out that screens also saved energy, demand grew enormously"

Exactly 40 years ago Ludvig Svensson delivered his first climate screen to a Swedish grower who - looking for a sun protection screen - approached the neighboring textile manufacturer. Although Svensson in Sweden still produces curtains and upholstery fabrics, that production has been overshadowed by the…

Kazakhstan: Bio strawberries from Aktyubinsk

  Locally produced strawberries have appeared in the stores of Aktyubinsk. The reason for the presence of biological berry at affordable prices is greenhouse complex construction completion on the outskirts of the city. The berries there are grown in accordance with the unique technology imported from Europe. The…

Entrepreneur in Antalya, Turkey develops led armature light technology to grow tomato and cucumber in greenhouses

A company in Antalya has managed to manufacture led armature lights to use in greenhouses to provide solar energy. The use of led armature lights in greenhouses is pretty common in Northern countries and the company has already started exporting these lights to Russia. The company’s greenhouse is using…

Bermuda: Humberto hits farmers hard

From autumn seedlings to Christmas carrots and poinsettias, Hurricane Humberto’s close pass this week left farmers and nurseries counting the cost. The battering on Wednesday night destroyed greenhouses around the island — and low rainfall meant extra salt damage to plants. Supplies of everything from…

Growers can forget about getting extra compensation for highway dirt on their greenhouses

The extended A4 highway is all good and well, but what if because of it your greenhouses get dirty more often leading to extra cleaning costs? A grower in the Dutch…

Start-up ECF supplies regional Rewe branches

Berliner Aquaponik-Anlage delivers 6,000 to 8,000 basil pots per week

Basil and perch are produced by the start-up ECF in the aquaponic system on their farm in the middle of Berlin. The founders also show that they can plan and build. Now there are two large greenhouses on the 1,800 square meter site, where basil grows. Between 6,000 and 8,000 pots leave the farm weekly after…

Namibian school adopts hydroponics gardening technique to enrich nutrition

Olivia Phillip, a grade six learner at Otjomuise Primary School in Namibia's capital, Windhoek, gently applied fertilizers to water at a shaded hydroponics garden at the school. Soon after, she tested the PH level of the water at the greenhouse. "I have to make sure the water fertilizers are infused in…

US (IN): Sweetwater Urban Farms to open new greenhouse

Sweetwater Urban Farms, which uses aeroponic technology augmented with internet connectivity to produce nutrient-rich greens and herbs, will open a greenhouse inside the food hall at the Electric Works development south of downtown.  The $248 million mixed-use development seeks to transform the former General…

Ampang aquaponic farm blooms

For Chin Kwe Fok, the motivation behind setting up an aquaponic farm was simple: A desire to eat healthily. After speaking with friends at church, he soon realised he wasn’t the only one on the lookout for organic, pesticide-free produce. The growing demand for clean eating eventually led to the birth of Urban Greenlife farm,…

CAN (ON): Anxiety hits greenhouse industry

The Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) is worried about an increasing number of greenhouses in Essex County moving to and expanding in the U.S. General Manager Joe Sbrocchi told Blackburn News several growers in Leamington and in Kingsville have set up satellite offices in many states such as…

Jordan Valley farmers welcome halt to citrus imports

According to a Jordan Valley Farmers Union statement on Tuesday, the Agriculture Ministry coordinates with farmers to protect local produce. There were reports of farmers protesting against the import of citrus fruits from abroad, President of the Jordan Valley Farmers Union Adnan Khaddam told The Jordan…

Turkey tops Europe with its greenhouses and generates 2 billion USD revenue from greenhouse products

Turkey tops the European countries in terms of greenhouses with 77.200 hectares and generates a revenue of 2 billion USD from these greenhouses annually. The average organization size doubled in the last decade from 0.2 hectares to 0.4 hectares and Turkey shares the 3rd place with Spain in the world in…

Hans van Gellecum, Heritage Farms

CAN (ON): Snack tomato grower builds 18-hectare facility

The horticultural industry in Leamington is growing easily at 50 hectares a year at the moment. Those numbers might not be a surprise when looking at projects like Heritage Farms, an 18-hectare snack tomato greenhouse currently being built. Hans van Gellecum, director of operations, tells more about the…

China: Agriculture booms in Jilin City to help rural revitalization

In recent years, Jilin City, as an important food production and agricultural specialization industry development base in the province, has placed the rural revitalization in a prominent position and made every effort to create a “Jiangcheng Model” for rural revitalization. From "Characteristic zone" to…

Vietnam: Da Lat city to launch new greenhouse requirements to protect environment

The provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said that the growth of the glasshouse sector in Da Lat city has damaged the public spaces and urban beauty and caused flooding because the rainfall is unable to infiltrate into soil showing a decline of groundwater levels. Da Lat City in the…

Jamaica: $11b Lakes Pen farming project to promote food security

Businessman Gassan Azan is to embark on a 400-acre agricultural project in Lakes Pen, St Catherine, that, he says, will ultimately decrease Jamaica’s food importation and increase its food security. Speaking with reporters at his downtown offices yesterday, Azan said that phase one of the “high-tech…

Saving CO2e emissions with rooftop greenhouses

The project GROOF aims to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions expressed in CO2e by implementing greenhouses on rooftops for local production of vegetables. The reduction of GHG emissions is expected to result from the synergy effects of building and rooftop greenhouse (RTG), such as recovering heat…

Agrona introduces AG Clean+

Organic soap for a clean greenhouse roof

In the summer there is sometimes too much, in the winter often just too little. Yes, the sun cannot be controlled. To catch every ray of light in the coming dark days, it is time for growers to remove chalk and coatings from the greenhouse roof. This is now possible with an organic cleaning product based…

Geothermal greenhouse in Aydin, Turkey stops production due to problems with utilizing geothermal resources

Erdem Yunus Arifoglu, an entrepreneur from Azerbaijan had built a 4.2-hectare geothermal tomato greenhouse for hydroponic production in 2015. However, the greenhouse was not able to access and utilize geothermal resources in the region. As a result, the entrepreneur first applied to the court and then…

Mexico: Santa Rita Production Center is happy with Arrigoni insect screens

The Mexican tomato grower Santa Rita Production Center is employing the Arrigoni Biorete Air Plus low thickness monofilament insect screen in their 40 hectares of greenhouse after being happy with the results of a test sample. In a recent video, the company talks about their experience with the insect…

Dalsem is building 25 hectares for AppHarvest

With a greenhouse area of 25 hectares, ambitious growth plans and a hybrid lighting installation, AppHarvest is one of the most striking horticultural projects at the moment to be realized in the USA. This is possible thanks to the contribution of several Dutch greenhouse horticulture suppliers who see…


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