Greenhouse

Bronx apartment complex comes with its own greenhouse

A Bronx affordable housing development with lots of green perks launched a lottery this week for 46 units. Dubbed the Bedford Green House, the 13-story building at 2865 Creston Avenue offers its residents unique amenities that center around healing through nature, a concept called biophilic design.…

grand opening of SARA project in Japan

Air cooling greenhouses with steam

Last Friday in Kasoaka, Japan, Taizo Sano opened the new greenhouse of SARA Inc. The new 18.5-hectare facility includes a 13-hectare greenhouse in which peppers, tomatoes and lettuce will be grown. It’s not only the largest single-site glass greenhouse project, it is also a dream of those loving…

Turkey improves seed production and exports

Turkey Seed Producers Association (TURKTOB), the only sectoral organization in this area, was founded in 2006 and currently has 50,000 members. Recent numbers announced by the organization indicate that this industry produces nearly 4 billion USD worth of value for the national economy. When other…

Horticultural playground to teach kids about the industry

The Dutch municipality of Haarlemmermeer is offering 5 ha for the Greennest Experience & Hotel in Park 21. At this location, a hotel, a nursery, a restaurant with meeting rooms, and the educational playground Greennest Play will be built. Stiching Innovatie Glastuinbouw (SIGN) is developing a plan…

Van Daalen GWW puts the finishing touches to the Van der Lugt Lisianthus basin

Retaining wall as a clever idea in the basin

Just a little longer and Van der Lugt Lisianthus can, next to the six-hectare new building at their new location in Monster, start collecting rainwater in a freshly made basin. Van Daalen Grond-, Weg- en Waterbouw recently completed a 10,000 cubic meter basin, so that the basin is simultaneously finished…

Ireland: Syrian refugee horticulture project expands

A horticulture project started by Syrian refugees in Co Laois is expanding to Co Offaly. Radwan Abouhajar and Mohammad Kadour set up the Syrian Gardening Project earlier this year at the National Learning Network centre in Portlaoise. The pair took over two unused polytunnels at the back of the centre…

A look back at the GreenSys international symposium

Greenhouse production: a unique bridge between professionals and scientists

The GreenSys 2019 - International Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Management for Innovative Greenhouses was held from June 16th to 20th 2019 at the Convention center in Angers, France. GreenSys' first congress was organized in 2004 in Belgium and was held every other year from 2007 (Italy, Canada,…

Valstar & Den Berk Délice present sustainable packaging design for the German market

More variation on the shelves with Kumato tomatoes in new packaging

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in our society. Consumers are increasingly choosing packaging made of environmentally friendly, plastic-free material. As part of this social trend, Valstar and Den Berk Délice are now offering their Kumato tomatoes in sustainable packaging. In…

Turkey: Prisoners in Bursa start production in a greenhouse

Inmates in Bursa prison have started production in a greenhouse which was built with the support of the Bursa Chamber of Commerce. Bursa Chamber of Commerce Chairman Ozer Matli: “This project is carried out by the Ministry of Justice and contributes significantly to the community and to the local…

New greenhouse for Dalmonte Vivai

17th June 2019 was a historic day for Dalmonte Guido and Vittorio Vivai, as they inaugurated the new 5,000 sqm greenhouse that will enable the company to produce other types of plants, explore new potential markets and have greater control over all production phases. Click here for the photos! The…

Ghana: Hydroponic greenhouse farm opens in Sunyani

What began as a backyard farm about a year ago with a few lettuce plants has now turned into a big hydroponic greenhouse, which can be used to grow and harvest vegetables all year-round and also serve as a research centre for agricultural purposes. Located at Alaska City, a suburb of the Bono regional…

Vietnam: 'Impressive progress' in hi-tech agriculture development

After two years of carrying out the hi-tech applied agriculture project, the agricultural sector of Kon Tum province has made impressive progress and achieved very encouraging results. Kon Tum province defines that hi-tech agriculture development is an important solution to promote agricultural growth…

Paul van Paassen:

"Light gain in greenhouse after applying AntiCondens leads to more production"

For crops that are switched in the summer, this is the ideal time to apply AntiCondens to the inside of the greenhouse cover. It is a good preparation for the coming humid season, when condensation droplets block valuable light. Tomato grower Paul van Paassen has been using AntiCondens for three years,…

"In the greenhouse? Put on your AR glasses"

Can Augmented Reality (AR) help with training harvesting staff in a greenhouse? Or can AR-glasses show whether the crop is healthy? Wageningen University & Research is researching this with a consortium of breeders and suppliers. That research focuses on the question: how can we use Augmented Reality…

Turkish companies are building greenhouses abroad

Turkish greenhouse companies are now competing on a global scale and building greenhouses in other countries. Company owners noted the improvements in the industry and declared that they are expecting a 70% market growth thanks to new government incentives. Speaking on behalf of the greenhouse companies,…

Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico

Planasa opens a new strawberry and raspberry plant nursery

Planasa has recently inaugurated the farm ‘El Esfuerzo’ in Dolores Hidalgo, Mexico. It is a new strawberry and raspberry plant nursery that will create 800 direct jobs in this area. With these new facilities and more than 1,500 hectares worldwide, Planasa consolidates its leading position as one of the…

Leamington Fair

Leamington greenhouse growers take home awards

Sunset® won awards in nine categories at the 12th Annual Leamington Greenhouse Competition, earning it the most accolades of the two-day competition. In addition to receiving Best Overall Strawberry for the dreamberry™, part of the new WOW™ berry line, Sunset® Qukes™ was named best cocktail cucumber and…

International interest in Fiberglass greenhouse roofs

During GreenTech in the RAI Amsterdam, the team of Piet Bom Innovations received a lot of interested parties at their stand showcasing the innovative greenhouse roof made from Fiberglass. Spokesperson René van Winden: “Besides Dutch growers and greenhouse builders we also received interested parties from…

Jamaica: "Aquaponics project will boost agricultural production"

The St. Ann-based Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners is developing an aquaponics project at Shelly Piece near Higgins Land in the parish, which will boost agricultural…

Russia: Tomsk region 22% self-sufficient in greenhouse vegetables

The development of greenhouse vegetable growing has been discussed in a meeting with participation of the governor of the Tomsk region, Mr. Sergey Zhvachkin. According to the governor, the main task of the agricultural sphere is to ensure the self-sufficiency of the region in all food products. This goal…

Polish horticulture giant will build new greenhouse in Mazovia

Citronex Group will invest 60 million euros in Ryczywół, Mazovia (Poland). The company wants to build a modern greenhouse in Europe on 20 hectares of land. Local municipality officials are praising the new investment. On May 28, town hall held a meeting between the mayor of Kozienice and the director of…

"This tool helps growers and greenhouse builders to make the right choices"

Building a new greenhouse requires a lot of thinking and making the right choices. Which technology do you put in the greenhouse and which not? One or two screens, LED or not? Technology is expensive and it would be a shame if the technology you purchased has not the optimum return on investment you were…

Russia: 7.5 ha greenhouse complex completed near Bryansk

A greenhouse complex for growing vegetables has been constructed in the Zhurinichi village of the Bryansk region in Russia. The first seeds will be planted in the beginning of July. The greenhouse covers an acreage of 7.2 ha, with the project attracting investments to the amount of 24.5 million euros.…

Adana to have one of the biggest greenhouse production zones in Turkey

Adana governor Mahmut Demirtas spoke to the press about current economic developments in the city and informed them about the efforts undertaken to establish a greenhouse production zone in the Turkish city. The zone will be a part of the Sera A.S. national company which will be formed to improve…

US (KY): University students build greenhouse for high school

Learning more about the benefits of high tunnel greenhouses is the focus of a grant between the University of Kentucky, the University of Minnesota, and Kansas State University. As a result, students from all three schools traveled to Eastern Kentucky to help build a high tunnel greenhouse this summer at…

US (IN): Innovations are born in this 50,000 sq.ft. facility

Nathan Deppe describes a greenhouse —only a little jokingly — as “a thin metal structure with a thin pane of glass that wants to come crashing to the ground and return to the earth.” His job is to ensure these unique facilities in Purdue University's College of Agriculture are well maintained and…

Greenhouse cucumber cultivation in Lesser Poland Voivodeship

Growers in the Nowy Sącz region in Poland have been specialising in the production of midi cucumbers. One of the farms grows Pacto F1 cucumbers. Take a look at what they looked like in March. The Pacto F1 variety plants are grown using the umbrella system. They are planted in stonewool substrates Grodan…

"Stunning water savings in Spanish greenhouses"

Clisol is a huge greenhouse complex in Almería, Spain, which was featured in a BBC documentary about agricultural innovation . As part of a drive towards greater efficiency, they decided to install the Aqua-4D system. The early signs showed the system having a positive impact, and on an October 2018…

Turkish Greenhouse Manufacturers Association Chairman:

“We were able to start production in greenhouses built by Turkish manufacturers”

“Until the 2000s, all the modern greenhouses in our country were built by foreign companies but now domestic companies can build plastic and glass greenhouses at the highest quality", according to Turkish Greenhouse Manufacturers Association Chairman Halil Kozan. "In 2018, around 2,000 hectares of…

The Agroecology Service will help improve waste management

Almeria's greenhouses as a model for sustainability

Almeria's greenhouse system has improved its energy processes and resource management, increasing the sustainability of its facilities. Its main source of energy is solar,…

Effects of cooling systems on greenhouse microclimate and cucumber growth under Mediterranean climatic conditions

Two experiments were conducted in different cropping seasons under Mediterranean climatic conditions to investigate the impact of two cooling systems (fan-pad evaporative as opposed to fan ventilation) on greenhouse microclimate and soilless cucumber growth. The second objective of the experiment was to…

Russia: Breeding center to be created in Moscow region

The government of the Moscow region is planning to create a breeding center for developing various varieties of fruit and berries. As the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow region, Mr. Andrey Razin has announced there will also be a test field for seeds approbation. It is planned to include…

Remote application of insecticide in greenhouses becoming more popular in Turkey

The Turkish Ministry of Agriculture Agricultural Research and Policies General Directorate (TAGEM) has developed a remote automatic insecticide dispenser machine to be used in greenhouses in order to minimize the overuse of chemicals and to reduce the exposure of agricultural workers to these chemicals.…

US (NY): School greenhouse advances agricultural learning, access to fresh food

School district officials unveiled Greenport’s first-ever outdoor greenhouse Friday to grow and harvest “hundreds of pounds” of fresh produce, officials said. The 20-by-50-foot structure west of the school building was created with help from a New York State Farm to School grant which offered $68,820 to…

Svensson launches PARperfect

New screen solution ensures even light distribution and constant PAR light level

Svensson is launching a new, innovative screen concept: PARperfect, at the GreenTech in Amsterdam. The screen solution that ensures a perfect, even light distribution and a constant PAR light level in the greenhouse, regardless of the outside conditions. With PARperfect, the shading level in the…

How do you grow tomatoes in the desert?

The latest edition of Wamda's Food Technology podcast series features Sky Kurtz, co-founder and chief executive officer at Pure Harvest Smart Farms, the UAE's first hydroponic farm where they grow 17 different varieties of tomatoes. He discusses the difficulties he faced in founding a deep-tech startup…

Rabo AgriFinance funds MightyVine expansion

US (IL): Tomato greenhouse to double in size to 30 acres

MightyVine announced a deal with Rabo AgriFinance to expand its production capabilities. Financing from Rabo AgriFinance will allow MightyVine to expand its 15-acre greenhouse in Rochelle, Ill. to a total of 30 acres by 2020. The expansion is driven by demand from MightyVine’s current retail partners for…

Afghanistan: Greenhouses could hold key to tackling food shortages

While Afghanistan continues to import a large proportion of its most basic food needs, ACTED is working in Samangan province to help rural women become effective small-scale producers through the construction of greenhouses. Such projects have a range of proven benefits, offering greater resilience to…

Two seawater greenhouses planned in Southern Iran

The Vice Presidential Office for Science and Technology plans to establish two seawater greenhouses alongside Iran's southern coastline in the current fiscal year that started on March 21. According to Jahangir Pourhemmat, an official with the Vice Presidential Office, the construction of seawater…

"From ancient to now" the history of the Chinese solar wall greenhouses

The solar greenhouse is a common greenhouse type in North China and is unique to this region. The facility is composed of three parts: a heath retaining wall, a rear roof and front roof. Solar greenhouses play an important role in winter production of vegetables - but how did it come this far? And what…

Poland: Horticultural school to invest 700,000 euros in state-of-the-art education

A modern greenhouse, training grounds and internships - the Horticultural School Complex in Opatówek received over 3 million złoty (around 700,000 euro) for expanding the workshops, which allow practical vocational learning and applying it later during paid apprenticeships. The investment was made…

University of Missouri constructs state-of-the-art plant research facility

The University of Missouri is enhancing its plant biology program with a major US$28.2 million expansion of a state-of-the-art research greenhouse and plant growth chamber facility. The new facility will have 22,880 square feet (2,126 square meters) of research greenhouse space, with some of the…

Aix en Provence: 1,100m² of organic greenhouses to supply a school canteen

After the inauguration of a grain library, Negrelian officials have opened greenhouses near Château de Châteauneuf-le-Rouge. Covering an area of 1100 m², these greenhouses…

New aluminium greenhouse roof system Optinova

Greenhouse horticulture partner Alcomij develops and manufactures smart greenhouse horticulture solutions. Alcomij’s latest innovation is the aluminium greenhouse roof system Optinova. "Thanks to high-quality materials, a smart design and the use of new technology, the Optinova forms the basis of a…

and chooses LED for hybrid installation

Poland: Tomato grower builds hydroponic lettuce greenhouse

At his farm in Zuromin, Polish tomato and lettuce grower Pawel Karpinski grows tomatoes in 3.5 ha of glasshouses. He found it difficult to expand due to rising production costs, stagnating prices and growing international competition. In 2017, Karpinski started hydroponic production of lettuce in a new…

Turkey: Current tomato prices doesn’t even cover labor costs for growers

Opposition party Antalya Senator Cetin Osman Budak spoke to the press and remarked that tomatoes are sold for 0.15 USD per kg whereas cucumber is sold for 0.04 USD per kg at Antalya wholesale halls. The senator: “These price levels are not high enough even to cover the labor costs and at this level, we…

Colombia: Organic tomato nursery transformed into medical production facility

LaSanta Botanicals wholly-owned subsidiary, LaSanta SAS, has obtained approval by the national agency for agriculture of Colombia (ICA) to begin commercial cultivation of 10 strains of cannabis, after successfully completing the first characterization crop of over 700 plants. The approved cultivars…

Growing in the soil requires a good leveling solution

A level ground is important for growing in the soil in a greenhouse. Lowered and raised parts of the soil surface disturb the cultivation. Regular use of a laser board or leveler is the solution, according to the men of Weterings Mechanisatie. Such a board is pulled by a tractor and must be able to make…

Turkey: Tough working conditions for greenhouse workers due to Ramadan

Greenhouse workers in Siirt continue working tirelessly despite tough working conditions during the month of Ramadan. Baykan Chamber of Agriculture Chairman Yusuf Tardu: “Our area is growing continuously in greenhouse production. Greenhouse workers are fasting and keep working in greenhouses. As the…

UV-blocking high-tunnel plastics reduce Japanese beetle in red raspberry

Maria Cramer, Kathleen Demchak and Richard Marini from Penn State University as well as Tracy Leskey of the USDA-ARS Appalachian Fruit Research Station recently published their work in HortScience. The team found that red raspberry plants growing in high tunnels have significantly fewer issues with…

Spanish police finds greenhouse with almost 3,000 marijuana plants

The Civil Guard of Marchena, in Seville, has arrested a person responsible for a marijuana plantation in a greenhouse located in the area of ​​Monte Armijo, Marchena. The arrested as alleged perpetrator of an offense against public health had great security and surveillance measures in place, which made…

Global CEA Census launched to help drive agriculture industry forward

Global automation specialist Autogrow and New York based Agritecture Consulting are appealing to growers to take part in the inaugural Global CEA Census. The Census seeks to…

UK: Polytunnel group keen for residents to take advantage of fresh veg and flowers

A small group of individuals are involved in the project at Rhyl Botanical Gardens. The dedicated group spend hours tending to their vegetables and flowers but are keen to for the public to take advantage of their fresh goods and generate more awareness. The project started about five years ago.…

Netherlands: Unique technical feat ready for cultivation

The all-climate greenhouse in the research center of the World Horti Center is ready for use. This indoor greenhouse is built in an existing research department of the World Horti Center. With this unique technical feat, climate and cultivation related research projects can be set up and carried out.…

Video: Visiting Almeria greenhouses

The team of TVAgro visited the city of Almeria, located in the autonomous region of Andalusia, Spain, where they took a small tour of the field headquarters of Tecnova (Technological Center). There they had the chance to learn about some of its most competitive and innovative projects, about how they are…

University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus

Construction begins on new hi-tech greenhouse at UK campus

Work is underway on an innovative new greenhouse research facility at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus. Planning was granted in February for the new 1230m2 facility, which uses a range of advanced construction and design technologies. The project is a partnership between Crop Health and…

Russia: First phase of 20 ha greenhouse launched in Ingushetia

The first phase of a major greenhouse complex called Sunzha has been launched in Ingushetia. The enterprise has been constructed in three phases and will be completed by the end of 2021, announced the head of the republic, Mr. Yunus-Bek Evkurov in the opening ceremony. “Today we are opening the first…

Supply greenhouse vegetables from Belgium auction increases

Belgium: New cultivation techniques and extension of lights result in higher greenhouse vegetable sales

Greenhouse vegetables are doing well in Belgium. The newest cultivation techniques, with extension of the lighted winter cultivation, good sales at the auction, and thanks to the central location in Europe, a large market for fresh vegetables, clearly are a success formula. In 2019, this is reflected in…

Arizona greenhouse grower expands organic tomato production

Wholesum has announced their greenhouse expansion, adding six acres of 100 percent organic tomato production to the existing 18-acre facility. Wholesum said the new greenhouse will hold the latest technology for innovative and sustainable production. The expansion will also bolster their commitment to…

Turkey takes initiative on hi-tech greenhouses

In order to prevent high prices in fruits and vegetables and to increase productivity throughout the year, Turkey will launch hi-tech greenhouses. In the first stage, hi-tech greenhouses will be constructed in an area of 2 thousand hectares. Nine cities will benefit from the project due to their…

"Workers returning year after year: more than a partnership"

"When you have workers returning year after year, the partnerships reach beyond just the day to day operations of the farm. It should come as no surprise that friendships form and farmers and workers alike see the relationship as an investment in one another, their stories, and their lives." This is said…

US (KS): Tornado shatters local greenhouse business

A tornado in Linwood, Kansas, nearly completely destroyed the greenhouses of Pendleton's Country Market on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The local greenhouse company grows a wide variety of vegetables, bedding plants, and cut flowers. "Unfortunately, Pendleton's Country Market was hit by the EF-4 Tornado on…

Chicago show coincides with new greenhouse opening

For one greenhouse company, having a major trade show located in the city you’re about to open your next greenhouse in is proving perfect timing. Brooklyn, NY-based Gotham Greens broke ground last spring on its second urban greenhouse in Chicago, Ill. (Its first 75,000 square foot Chicago greenhouse…

Increase of 22 percent recorded

Swiss greenhouse area is growing

Over the last 10 years the greenhouse area in Switzerland has increased by 22.34%, from 385 to 471 hectares. Only the area of ​​the greenhouses with solid foundations grew, while the others stagnated. This is evident from the annual statistical report of the Swiss Central Office for Horticulture and Special Crops. Source: lid.ch

Qatar: 350 greenhouses in 85 local farms to raise production

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment represented by the Agricultural Affairs Department has imported and installed 350 cool and regular greenhouses in 85 local farms to increase agricultural production. The Ministry also provided 500,000 packing boxes to 100 farms at the rate of 5,000 boxes per…

Norway: Vegetables grown at Stavanger Airport arrival hall

On Friday, April 26, the official opening of the new arrival hall of the Stavanger Airport took place. The hall is unique in comparison to other halls. The passengers might be most surprised to see a greenhouse, where organic vegetables are grown. It’s part of the plan of the airport to gradually…

$3,000 donation for new high school greenhouse

Cargill, Inc. recently donated $3,000 toward the construction of a second greenhouse at Barren County High School. Barren County Schools Superintendent Bo Matthews told the Glasgow Daily Times that the school district has been looking at making improvements to the BCHS agriculture department, and that…

"Ideal growing conditions wanted 365 days a year"

Growers around the world are striving toward the best conditions for achieving ideal growth and production 365 days a year. This includes vertical solutions, as the world needs more production growth per square metre. Vertical farming is really taking off, and there are plenty of innovations, especially…

Turkey: Tomato prices delight growers this season

Tomato prices delight growers in Antalya, the center for greenhouse tomato production in Turkey. Aksu Growers Association Chairman Turan Sahin: “We had a very good season so far and we were able to recover our past losses. We need to continue high quality of products in the future and the rise of value…

Russian-Japanese partnership leads to second phase of experimental greenhouse

Almost 400 tons of vegetables are planned to be grown in the greenhouse complex Sayuri in Yakutia, the acreage of which has increased by 13 times. “In the coming months every local dweller will be able to taste Sayuri produce. In addition to lettuce, already available in stores, tomatoes will be…

Mexico: Horticultural students introduce hydroponic system for graduation

At CEICKOR, the agriculture university of Queretaro, the graduation of the 3rd generation of students of Agro engineers was celebrated on May 23rd. Mexican industry is growing CEICKOR is an educational center of high tech tomato produce, horticulture plant nursery and grafting, educating engineers and…

Ramadan makes working in the greenhouse a challenge in Turkey

Tomato harvest has started in greenhouses in the Kirikhan district of Hatay, a city located near the southeastern border of Turkey. Grower Huseyin Sahverdi: “We are harvesting products in a greenhouse of 1.5 hectares. Tomato has very high production costs and we expect around 9 tons of products from…

Eco-kultura is building a mega greenhouse complex in Kazakhstan

A memorandum has been signed for the construction of a mega greenhouse complex in Kazakhstan, with an overall acreage of 500 ha - investments amount to 1.1 billion USD. The…

Turkey: 100 greenhouses to be established in Ulukoy, Erzincan

Erzincan governor Ali Arslantas informed the press that 100 greenhouses will be built in the Ulukoy district, which is the center of vegetable production in Erzincani, a city located in northeastern Turkey. Meeting with growers in the area, the governor added that each greenhouse will be 0.2 hectares,…

Forced postures in courgette greenhouse workers

Occupational health and safety allows the prevention of occupational diseases and accidents. Agriculture is one of the sectors in which it is important to prevent the musculoskeletal disorders that workers usually develop. The objective of a new study is the evaluation of postures adopted by courgette…

US (MN): Deep Winter Greenhouse allows Grampa G’s Farm to grow vegetables year round

Last year, Shayne and Louise Johnson, owners of Grampa G’s Farm in Pillager, received some good news that took their gardening business to a new level. Louise said after they expressed their interest in building a Deep Winter Greenhouse (DWG), they were approached by the University of Minnesota Extension…

Five-hectare high tech greenhouse launched in Turkmenistan

The first greenhouse in the country equipped with a cooling system and capable of maintaining a temperature of 20-25 degrees on the hottest days has been launched in the Akhalsky region of Turkmenistan. Representatives of the Parliament and regional municipality as well as public organizations, members…

250,000 sq. foot greenhouse breaks ground in Pennsylvania

BrightFarms, a supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 250,000 sq. foot greenhouse in Snyder County, Pa. on Monday, May 20. Dozens gathered at the construction site before attending a celebration at Susquehanna University, including Pennsylvania’s…

Insect netting 'at lonely heights' results in beautiful pictures

Last week we published some photos showing the beauty of high-tech horticulture - and we have received more cool shots almost presenting horticulture like a painting. It is impressive, every time again. Images of large areas of glass or in this case, insect netting. Ventiguard sent photographer Marcel de…

Turkey: Tomato grower makes lucrative switch to greenhouse corn

A grower in Antalya is experimenting with growing sweet corn as an alternative product in his tomato greenhouse and is ecstatic with the results so far. Each corn cob is sold for 0.25 USD per piece, which leaves significant profits for the grower. Increasing tomato production costs has pushed grower…

Engineer Paul Zabel pleased about cultivation project in the Antarctic

"Vegetable farming on the moon is possible, as the past months have shown"

At some point, people will grow their own vegetables on the moon. There are already concrete experiments for this: in a greenhouse in the Antarctic, Paul Zabel planted cucumbers and tomatoes for a year. Germany's Deutschlandfunk Nova inquired about the results of the cultivation. Exclusively minus…

The learnings of the Finnish on indoor farming

Indoor AgTech spoke to Patrik Borenius, CEO at Green Automation Americas about achieving the right production costs in the industry, learnings of indoor farming in Finland and…

Greenhouse built around house

Remember that Swedish family isolating their house by building a greenhouse around it ? Well, we have another one for you. In Germany, a wide span greenhouse is built around a house. Even though the team with Dutch greenhouse builder Saarlucon is used to the unusual, this doesn't happen that often. The house is still under…

Russia: Over 11 thousand tons of greenhouse produce grown in Saratov region

The greenhouse enterprises of the Saratov region in Russia have produced over 11.2 thousand tons of vegetable produce since the beginning of 2019. 9.3 thousand tons of those were cucumbers, 1.7 thousand tons of tomatoes, and 137 tons of other vegetables. The wholesale price for cucumber amounts to $0.67…

Electricity should enable self-sufficient aquaponic systems

Aquaponics: Working with solar and photovoltaic energy

The earth's population is increasing and the demand for organic foodstuffs is growing in the city centers as well. Therefore, the area for agricultural use decreases. In order to be able to produce enough food regardless, new cultivation methods such as aquaponics come into focus. Self-contained…

Turkey: Tornado damages 50 greenhouses in Batman

Growers in Batman (Turkey) are trying to recover from the damages sustained recently from a heavy storm and tornado. A storm with speeds of 80 km / h destroyed the majority of the greenhouses in the Balpinar district near the city, which is located near the southeastern border of Turkey. In total, 50…

4 benefits of automated control systems in a commercial greenhouse

From semi-automatic control systems, to fully automatic control systems, more and more growers are seeing the benefits that automation brings to their growing environments. Here are a few of the reasons to consider automating the environmental controls in your commercial greenhouse: Creates and maintains…

Texas A&M AgriLife unveils plans for state-of-the-art robotic greenhouse facility

Texas A&M AgriLife unveiled plans May 22 for a multi-million dollar Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse that will utilize advanced sensor technology to enhance agricultural crops in the areas of crop health, yield, nutrition, temperature, drought stress and other environmental conditions. A…

Netherlands: Commercial CO2 capture installation for horticulture applications

Netherlands-based Frames announces the first carbon neutral system for heating and supplying CO2 for industrial-scale, greenhouse growers. Successfully demonstrated by DES B.V., a cooperative association of growers including VOF Prominent Grevelingen, DT van Noord tomatoes and Van Duijn aubergines, the…

With crops "only a touch away"

South Korea and smart farming

Lim Ju-wan is the representative of a floriculture cooperative of nine farms based in Goyang, north of South Korea’s capital Seoul, that raises roses at smart greenhouses covering a combined 44,000 square meters of land. Lim normally starts the day by taking out his smartphone to check his greenhouse instead of going outside to…

University of Maine System BOT approves official naming of UMPI greenhouse

The greenhouse under construction at the University of Maine at Presque Isle received its official name on May 20 when the University of Maine System Board of Trustees gave its approval for the state-of-the-art, four-season facility to formally be called the Zillman Family Greenhouse. The decision was…

US: Campus greenhouse able to grow almost any crop in Oregon

The East Greenhouse at Oregon State University built in 1928, tucked between Withycombe Hall and Cordley Hall, is made up of 19 separate greenhouse rooms and holds space for teaching, as well a variety of ongoing research projects. The Greenhouse is used by College of Agricultural Sciences and the…

Can California cherries be protected against rain events?

In the past week, California cherry trees have been hammered with rain. It’s a disaster for cherry growers as it causes the cherries to split. Although it is unusual for California to receive so much rain this time of year, it is a global development as cherry growers in Italy, Greece and Chile have been…

US (GA): Aquaponics garden opens at youth detention center

Next to a chain-link fence topped with rings of barbed wire, some Georgia officials walked into a greenhouse Monday afternoon, hoping the Elbert Shaw Regional Youth Detention Center's new addition can inspire teenagers on a hazardous path. Funded by a federal grant, the Georgia Department of Juvenile…

New Texas A&M AgriLife Robotic greenhouse set for construction

A state-of-the-art robotic greenhouse used to develop superior agricultural crops and innovative consumer foods is set for groundbreaking May 22 at Texas A&M University. The ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center will unveil the new Automated Precision Phenotyping Greenhouse…

"Fewer natural resources will be used, but greater income will be achieved"

Greenhouse with Spanish technology opens in Peru

For the first time ever, a greenhouse that will allow the planting of high quality fruits for international markets has opened in Piura. This will improve the quality of life for the region's peasants and training students. The inauguration of the greenhouse, which covers eight hectares of crops, was…

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AppHarvest: $82 million investment to build Eastern Kentucky greenhouse

Mastronardi Produce and AppHarvest have announced construction of a high-tech greenhouse in Morehead, Kentucky, which will bring an infusion of jobs and award-winning produce to the Appalachian states. AppHarvest announced today it has closed an $82 million deal with Equilibrium Capital to build the…

US (TX): Volunteers help rebuild greenhouses destroyed during Hurricane Harvey

Dozens of volunteers had all hands on deck to help two Rosharon families still recovering after Hurricane Harvey. The greenhouses were the residents' livelihoods, and now they are in a much better place to continue to grow their crops with the help of several local nonprofits. "We want to get our hands…

Israel: Kosher veggies growing in the sand

Stuart Tucker, a retired high school biology teacher, grew up in Cleveland. Anita Tucker, although born in London, grew up in Brooklyn. Together they made aliyah (Hebrew for “immigrating to Israel”) to Beersheva in 1969. Looking for a new challenge, they moved in 1979 to the area now in Gaza, which…

US (OH): Micro farm model tested at OSU Mansfield Urban Agriculture Project

During a recent training session, a group of urban farmers in Mansfield, Ohio, huddled around a small raised bed of radishes, examining the crop’s growth after a cold spring week. They aren't on your typical farm. Dozens of small beds of greens are lined up under tunnels in this “micro farm” on the Ohio…

Russia: Over a ton of strawberries picked in Sevastopol

Over a ton of strawberries were picked within several weeks in the greenhouse complex of Sevastopol enterprise Artwin. The so-called Veronese tunnels appeared on the land of the collective farm last year. The first strawberries of the Clery variety were planted in the same period. Harvesting began in the…

Mark Verdouw, Olsthoorn Greenhouse Projects

"Positive investment climate in Germany"

Olsthoorn Greenhouse Projects builds about 15 projects in Germany every year. Mark Verdouw, co-owner of Olsthoorn Greenhouse Projects, is responsible for sales in Germany and the man who makes sure that everything goes according to the customer’s wishes. Mark joined Olsthoorn in 2002. He already had much…

EBRD honors greenhouse project in Turkmenistan with gold award

Turkmenistan's Hosh Zaman company received an award from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for its outstanding contribution to ensuring environmental…

The modern greenhouses of the Loire Valley

A 10 million euro investment in a new pepper greenhouse

Producer Adrien Quaak, from the modern Greenhouses of the Loire Valley (Bonnée), has invested €10 million in a new 5 hectare, 7 metre high greenhouse in which he grows…

Sweet fruits at a manageable height:

Rack cultivation on the rise in Germany

Within professional cultivation, strawberries no longer just grow in the soil in the field. More and more often, growers also have them one floor up, on so-called racks. Doesn't it look appetizing though, when these red, juicy fruits are hanging down on either side of the troughs, at one meter high? It…

Greenhouse investment a boost for Saban agriculture

The public entity Saba continues to invest in agriculture, not only to provide a source of healthy food and to offer employment, but also to keep this sector as a part of local culture. The farm at Zion’s Hill and the garden at The Level have been successful in growing produce. The hydroponics/greenhouse…

Australia: Southbrook vegetable facility sows first seedlings

Boomaroo Nurseries has started sowing its first vegetable seedlings at their new Southbrook nursery site in Queensland. Modelled off a Dutch tulip facility, the hi-tech facility is expected to produce 100 million seedlings in its first two years, to later reach a 300 million a year capacity. It has…

US (VT): Greenhouse classroom teaches kids about plants, science and themselves

The Vermont Farmers Food Center is a nonprofit in Rutland that’s been working to harness the economic potential of local agriculture. The group created Rutland’s indoor farmer’s market and has put teens to work on area farms. Now they’re focused on using farming as a teaching tool. They hope a new…

China-Romania Agricultural Science and Technology Park opens in Bucharest

The first China-Romania Agricultural Science and Technology Park was inaugurated Thursday in the University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, marking the beginning of bilateral substantive cooperation in modern agriculture. The SCI&TEC park includes an intelligent LED plant…

Korean grower automates tomato production

Agricultural Corporation Wooil Farm Co., based in Hwaseong, south of Seoul, is an example of how smart farming solutions can revolutionize the traditional agricultural industry. The smart farm, South Korea’s largest, producing around 3,000 tons of tomatoes annually, said its staff members do not even…

Second Autonomous Greenhouse challenge is all about cherry tomatoes

Wageningen University & Research is inviting computer scientists and horticultural experts to form multidisciplinary teams to both challenge themselves as well as the state of the art in human operated greenhouse production in order to make a large step towards the Autonomous Greenhouse. The goal of…

Afghanistan: 195 greenhouses yield produce in Nangarhar province

The Nangarhar Agriculture, Irrigation, and Livestock Directorate reports that 195 commercial greenhouses were recently utilized in the province. These greenhouses have been built by the Community Based Agriculture and Rural Development Project (CBARD) in a number of Nangarhar districts. Hundreds of these…

Kenya: 'Mr Agriculture' runs model farm to educate growers

Rodgers Kirwa, popularly referred to as ‘Mr Agriculture’ by friends and associates, is an award-winning agronomist. He believes if youth take up agriculture and do modern farming, Kenya would not be subject to famine every year. Kirwa, 27, grew up in Nandi, a county full of tea farmers. His interest in…

Piet Bom believes it might be

Will your next greenhouse be made of Fiberglass?

What if we told you we have an 82-year-old claiming Fiberglass greenhouses to be the next big thing in horticulture? You might doubt us – but it could be wise to think again. The 82-year old is Mr Piet Bom, who was at the start of the switch from using steel to aluminum gutters in the greenhouse…

Good swimming water for walleyes thanks to geothermal energy from greenhouses

Greenhouses do not have to be heated in the summer. In fact, there is often even a surplus of heat, especially if geothermal energy is being used. With that surplus it is possible to heat the water for indoor fish farming. The Greenhouse Horticulture Business Unit of Wageningen University & Research…

US (NC): Profile Products opens new fiber plant in North America

Profile Products recently completed its wood fiber processing plant in Conover, North Carolina, United States as part of a five-phase expansion project that will include more infrastructure for creating new fiber technologies. The investment provides significant capacity to support growth for the…

Saudi Arabia: Saltwater greenhouse company closes $1.9 million investment

Red Sea Farms, an agriculture technology spinout company from KAUST specializing in saltwater greenhouse technology, secured $1.9 million of co-investment from the KAUST Innovation Fund and Research Products Development Company (RPDC). For Red Sea Farms co-founder and KAUST Professor of Plant Science…

Swiss Producer Cooperative has dropped mega-project

No giant greenhouse in Seeland

With 80 hectares it was supposed to be the biggest greenhouse project of Switzerland, but it will remain nothing more but a plan. Cooperative Vegetable Producers Seeland (GES) has stopped realising…

Growing strawberries in the basement of a block of flats

Russia: City farming in Tomsk

The Orlov family started an unusual business two years ago. Despite Siberian frosts, they successfully grow strawberries year-round with the help of their own engineering inventions. In the basement of a regular 5-storeyed block of flats, the city farmers grow their berries, without a single ray of sunshine and natural warmth.…

Chinese researchers show drip irrigation

The city is making good progress in conserving the use of water, the Shanghai Water Authority announced at the opening ceremony of water-saving awareness week over the weekend. At the demonstration base of the National Engineering Research Center of Protected Agriculture, scientists are growing peppers,…

"Climate change pushes Kenyan farmers away from greenhouses"

A greenhouse stands in Vincent Mutua's compound in Kitengela, a suburb on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya's capital. Until the middle of last year, Mutua was using the structure to grow a variety of crops that include tomatoes, capsicum and cucumbers for sale. But he was in January forced to replace the…

Nepal: Lack of technicians in high-tech greenhouses hits output

Aiming to become self-sufficient in vegetables, the government of Nepal introduced high-tech greenhouse technology in the country under the Prime Minister Agriculture Modernisation Project (PMAMP). Although the technology has been successful in developed countries, the high-tech greenhouses in Nepal have…

UK: CCL horticulture sector saves over £3 million

A number of Horticultural businesses registered on the Climate Change Levy (CCL) scheme have now completed their third Target Period reporting at the start of 2019. Data submissions have been presented to the Environment Agency and the results have been issued to all operators. by Steve Leil Initial…

Iran: Ministry of Agriculture plans for developing 5800 hectares of greenhouse

Deputy director of horticulture of Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture announced the development plan of 5800 hectares of cultivation in controlled greenhouses by the end of March 2020, according to a report from the information center of the ministry of Jihad-Agriculture, Mohammad Ali Tahmasebi, in a meeting…

GlobalGAP certification for demonstration greenhouse in Myanmar

The demonstration greenhouse in Heho, Shan State, Myanmar is now awarded by the GlobalGAP certification for Crops for Processing (CfP). Demonstration greenhouse Since 2015 a Dutch consortium consisting of Larive International (together with its Myanmar-based affiliate Thura Swiss), Rijk Zwaan, Koppert,…

US (MA): NSCC, Food Project team up in new greenhouse

North Shore Community College and the Food Project have teamed up to build and utilize a 1,200 square foot greenhouse on the side of the college at 300 Broad St. “The intention is for the greenhouse to be shared between us and North Shore Community College,” said Jenn Coverdale, the Food Project’s Lynn…

Kenyan growers give advice on greenhouse investments

Martin Njoroge had just stepped out of college when he realised no reasonable job was forthcoming. Together with two other young men, he decided to venture into horticulture at his parents’ plot in Kiambu. At the time, greenhouse farming was the craze in Kenya, with reports of farmers making astronomical…

Aad Verkade, Pritec Techniek en Montage:

"More growers are taking preventive measures"

ToBRFV in tomatoes and peppers, ralstonia in roses: the disease pressure is increasing. Especially when no ways have been found yet to nip the virus in the bud, it is of great importance to minimize the risk of infection. Disinfect hands and feet That is why growers nowadays increasingly place a…


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