Greenhouse

New tomato greenhouses planned in Solnechnodolsk

The symbolic first brick in the third and fourth series of the greenhouse complex Solnechniy Dar has been laid in Izobilnensky regional center last month. Over 200.5 million Euro will be invested in the construction. The greenhouse is part of the Eko-Kultura group  The festive event took place November 16, the head of the region…

Red and yellow are the colors of the exhibition

Macfrut 2019: First Greenhouse Technology Village shows greenhouse cultivation

The exhibition halls of Rimini Fiera will be renewed on the occasion of the 36th edition of Macfrut, which will take place from 8 to 10 May 2019. The design of the exhibition center will feature the colors of the two main fruits, the red of the "Mela Rossa Cuneo PGI" and the yellow of the pineapple. The…

First bananas harvested from Dutch greenhouse

Researchers from Wageningen University & Research are harvesting the first Dutch bananas this week. Boerenhart, a supplier of fresh and local products will offer the bananas as 'regional product' to restaurants and hospitals in the region of Wageningen. The cultivation took place on two types of…

Georgia: Cucumber grower installs new grow lights for high quality winter crop

The need for year-round cultivation of tomatoes and cucumbers is growing rapidly in Georgia. Grow light is an essential factor for optimal crop growth in the dark period of the year. In order to realize the most optimal light-emission, JSC Georgian Greenhouse Corporation chose to go with a Hortilux grow…

A greenhouse has been shot into space

A greenhouse satellite of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), with which the cultivation of tomatoes and other vegetables on the Moon or Mars is to be tested, has successfully…

Team Sonoma, Microsoft & students, win the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

It’s possible to grow more cucumbers via AI

The first International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge was won by team Sonoma. The team defeated four other international teams, consisting of experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and horticulture. The Challenge - organized by Wageningen University & Research and sponsored by Tencent…

A new greenhouse in Sakhalin collects crops

The greenhouse complex in Nevelsky region have collected the first crops last month. The local dwellers have tasted the produce of the enterprise, built in the shortest terms possible. The greenhouse complex has provided 1.5 tons of tomatoes and hundreds of kilos of cucumbers. Until the end of the year,…

A greenhouse in the eternal ice: vegetable gardening in the Antarctic

Paul Zabel from the German Aerospace Center is operating a greenhouse in the Antarctic, where tomatoes, lettuce and cucumbers flourish. For future space missions, plant cultivation is to be tested under difficult conditions. Photo: DLR In the past few months, Paul Zabel had to cope with bad weather conditions. For a whole polar winter,…

Turkey: Tomato grower goes bananas

A greenhouse tomato grower in Mugla (Turkey) decided to switch from tomato to an alternative product after years of low returns on his investment. After his research and visit to banana greenhouses in Alanya, he planted 600 banana trees around 3 months ago and will harvest the first batch of products…

Russia: New high-tech greenhouse opened in Kaliningrad

The biggest high-tech greenhouse in the region, at 3.3 hectares, was opened in the Gvardeysky region in Kaliningrad. The minister of agriculture for the Kaliningrad area, Ms. Natalia Shevtsova, reported that the complex by LLC Orbita-Agro aims to grow 900 tons of tomatoes and greenery per year. It is worth noting that…

It will cause the needles to drop faster

Don't keep a fruit bowl near your Christmas tree

A fruit bowl filled with Clementines, grapes, apricots, pears, plums, pomegranates, dates and bananas makes your room look much more festive. But, as some fruit ripens, it gives off a gas that can prematurely wilt your tree. Ethylene is omitted by stone fruit and bananas, causing other ethylene-sensitive fruits, like…

Australia: Towrang greenhouses project raises hackles

Three large greenhouses “the size of football fields” will be built at Towrang, upsetting rural residents concerned about visual and other impacts. But the applicant, Ace Chan and his…

Italy: the growing aromatic herbs sector

Massimo Gambuzza is the technical and marketing manager for the Azienda Giudice Martina Franca, “We can count on a covered surface of 16 hectares. Thanks to this, our company is one of the most important in the basil production sector in Sicily. We have grown by 4 hectares in only 2 years – as a…

New Zealand: Bio-degradable twine trial in South Auckland

Earlier this year I came across a company promoting compostable and bio-degradable twine. It is certainly something that I have always been interested in. Synthetic twine has always caused problems for growers, especially when disposing of old crops. However, there has not really been a satisfactory…

Horti-Consult on market exploration in Guatemala and Costa Rica

Tomato business as usual, even with the armed guards

Each year, the cultivation consultants from Horti-Consult International organize a study trip to a distant destination. How do they cultivate in a place where everything is different, and what are the challenges and solutions? For example, in recent years, study trips were made to South Korea (2013),…

Turkish, Kuwaiti businesspeople invest $100M in greenhouses

Turkish and Kuwaiti businesspeople have invested $100 million in greenhouses in Turkey's southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, which has made progress in many areas after the introduction of the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) - launched in 1977 as one of the world's largest and most comprehensive…

CAN (ON): Greenhouse developments around Kingsville raising resident concerns

It's a full house at Kingsville council with residents wanting to raise their concerns about greenhouses propping up around town. Removal of natural vegetation, light pollution and noisy…

Australia: Chinese horticulture company brings solar-powered facility to Whyalla

Whyalla is embarking on the most significant transformation in the history of the city. This was announced at Whyalla’s Big Reveal as Mayor Clare McLaughlin revealed three ground-breaking initiatives as part of the Whyalla City Transformation Blueprint. Working with key partners - GFG Alliance, Beijing Enterprises Clean…

The largest greenhouse in the Czech Republic is already in operation

The largest greenhouse in the Czech Republic, which is located in the Karvina region, has started operations. According to the ČTK Monika Zábojníková agency, of the…

Turkey: "Growing dragon fruit is solution to labor problem"

Huseyin Uzer, a grower in Antalya has decided to grow dragon fruit instead of tomato and pepper after noticing how low his profitability is. Despite the protests from his family members, he transformed his greenhouse and started to grow dragon fruit. The grower has only invested 5,000 USD to start with the production…

60,000 sq.ft. greenhouse

US (NV): Development starts at 1,000-acre cannabis farm

CROP is beginning Phase 1 development covering 1,729,000 square feet (40 acres) of outdoor cannabis and 60,000 square feet of greenhouse at its 1,000-acre cannabis farm in Nevada. It will be protected by an eight-foot-high block wall topped with razor wire and an interior chain link razor wire fence with a guard tower and…

Travel report: Delphy greenhouse vegetable consultants visit Almería

"Almería a formidable competitor in fruit vegetable cultivation"

After a few years of stagnation, both the acreage and the export in Almeria started growing again in recent years. Land prices and prices of greenhouses are also on the rise. The region is known to consist one of the largest greenhouse concentrations in the world and supplies a major part of Europe's…

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Why Westlanders are proud of the Westland region

The Westland area is the world’s main greenhouse horticulture cluster. Over the last 120 years, Westland has become the international hotspot when it comes to growing indoor crops.  In a new video, Westland Marketing shows and promotes the region.  "As early as 1918, Westland growers started planting indoors to extend the growing season of…

CAN (BC): Village Farms expands licensed cannabis production area to 687,000 sq.ft.

Village Farms' 50%-owned joint venture for cannabis production, Pure Sunfarms, received from Health Canada the fifth amendment to its cultivation license for its 1.1 million square foot greenhouse in Delta, BC. This amendment permits Pure Sunfarms to expand its cannabis production area by approximately…

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Armenian government supports giant greenhouse complex

The Armenian company Spayka, through its subsidiary Armsunproduct, has been allowed permission to import their greenhouse & greenhouse equipment exempt from custom duties. The company plans to invest 42 billion 680 million AMD, meaning over 77 million euros, in their greenhouse expansion project. The Armenian government…

Winter is coming (with storm and hail)

The weather is getting colder in the Netherlands. While the autumn sun has been shining through the trees in all its colorful splendor, winter really is on its way. And unfortunately in recent years it's come hand in hand with a growing number of unpleasant surprises, such as more hail and storm damage…

US (WI): Appleton greenhouse to grow industrial hemp

For nearly a century, Memorial Florists & Greenhouses has grown plants of all kinds, but a new look at an old variety has president Bob Aykens very interested. "They came in as cuttings, and they're in the process of being rooted and propagated," said Aykens, the business's president. Aykens says through a lease agreement with…

Mobile greenhouse is financed by Gemüsering Thüringen

German university conducts research on urban farming in growtainer

The Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences received a growtainer at the beginning of the year, intended for research and teaching purposes. The "Gemüsering Thüringen" company is financing the mobile greenhouse for a period of ten years. This is a fully insulated container that has been…

CAN (BC): Students complete “From Analysis to Recipe” course

A mix of students, faculty and staff of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) School of Horticulture recently successfully completed a blended learning looking at the practicalities of developing a hydroponic crop nutrient recipe based on solution analysis. This course called “From Analysis to Recipe” is especially…

Mexico: One dead and 10 injured in greenhouse explosion

An explosion in a Mexican greenhouse last night took the life of 1 person, and several people were injured. The accident was caused by an explosion of a hydropneumatic tank,…

US (CA): More greenhouses open in Cummings Valley

Millennium Pacific Greenhouses is launching its business growing tomatoes on the vine in Cummings Valley, after construction of its buildings was completed this November.  “After four years it became a reality,” said Mehrdad Elyasi, president of Millennium Pacific Greenhouses. Millennium is just the most recent company to open greenhouses…

Russia stops reimbursing greenhouse construction expenses

The Russian government has announced it will finish their financial support of new greenhouse projects. After cutting down the 20% support by half already, the Ministry of Agriculture now confirmed reimbursements of the projects are to be cancelled next year. Horti growth Over the last couple of years the Russian government…

You can do this with an ice skate as well

In order to get fit for the 2022 Winter Olympics, skater, Manuel Leito, has found a rather unique way to slice his fruit and vegetables. If social media is to be believed, he slices his tomatoes using his skate blade. The photo on Manuel's Instagram The 33-year-old skater specializes in the 500 and 1,000m events. In 2022, he is…

"now 130 hectare, doubling is possible"

Restructuring Dutch horticulture offers growth opportunities

Restructuring of the horticultural area between Pijnacker-Nootdorp and Lansingerland has to start soon. With a more efficient layout of the area - which will get the name Het Kleihoogt - the horticulture could go on growing. This is shown in a research by Stichting FES Bedrijfsleven Oostland, handed over…

Gärtnerei Kiemle relies on year-round availability of own herbs

''Christmas sales will still be covered by our own herbs''

In December, the demand for exceptional products like herbs usually grows. More and more local gardeners and direct suppliers jump on this bandwagon and set themselves the challenge to be able to offer their own aromatic herbs all year round. Nursery Kiemle, which is headquartered in…

Globe Plant Vierpolders sees acreage grow to 12 hectares

"Demand for grafted pepper plants for season 2018 - 2019 has grown strongly again"

Globe Plant has been a big player for quite some time when it comes to grafting vegetable plants. Besides tomato, cucumber and zucchini, also pepper has been added in recent years. Grafting is done to pursue production growth, but also to reduce disease pressure. Grafting of peppers is picking up in an ever increasing…

Backyard Farms expands with high-tech greenhouse in the Northeast

Mastronardi Produce is expanding the Backyard Farms brand with the introduction of a high-tech greenhouse in New York, which according to the company is the largest-ever single build in North America. “This expansion allows us to meet the incredible loyal consumer and retailer demand for this brand," says Paul Mastronardi,…

US (MT): Ribbon-cutting for the new SIFT greenhouse

This year, the SIFT farm received a grant to help purchase two new “kit“ greenhouses to replace our older, rundown hoop houses. The work constructing the first Rimol Nor’easter greenhouse is complete. Though it took several months to chip away at this, we’ve learned many lessons. Building a greenhouse is…

"Educator greenhouses foster the perfect learning environment"

GrowSpan Commercial Educator Greenhouses provide a growing environment to encourage hands-on learning. The American-made structures offer an economical growing solution for instructors looking to enhance their program and teach horticulture throughout the year. The Commercial Educator Greenhouses are 14’ wide and built to…

Kamchatka won’t get its vegetables: Renova greenhouse project is frozen

The Renova company, owned by a Russian billionaire, Victor Vekselberg, has stopped the construction of the greenhouse complex within the Kamchatka Priority Social and Economic…

High time to heighten the greenhouse

Cannabis cultivation benefits from a high greenhouse. Vincent van den Dool of Dool International knows what he's talking about. Increasing the height of greenhouses is his bread and butter. "By increasing the height of the greenhouse, the climate can be controlled better. Because the volume above the…

Mexico: Seasonal production ramping up of specialty greenhouse vegetables

Growers of specialty greenhouse vegetables such as slicer cucumbers and heirloom tomatoes are preparing for increased production from Mexico from January. Volume is already starting in many regions and in about a month, this will markedly increase. Supplies of these greenhouse vegetables have been lower…

"Successful small-scale algae cultivation is now practical"

Smart Microfarms has opened its first spirulina algae farm in Northern California since 2016 with year round greenhouse production. A scalable, modular, replicable growing system with web based remote monitoring that can be installed anywhere. Robert Henrikson, CEO of Smart Microfarms, tells us: "Here we grow spirulina, a blue-green…

Canada: Ontario government supports greenhouse innovation

Ontario's Government for the People is supporting the province's greenhouse sector by encouraging innovation that takes steps to increase the supply of Canadian food in North American markets. Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced that the government has worked with the Ontario Greenhouse…

Video: High tunnel veg research webinar

This is a recording of an hour long webinar held by Amy Ivy of the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program, Judson Reid of the Cornell Vegetable Program and Mike Davis of the Cornell University Willsboro Research Farm on Nov 29, 2018. Watch the video here. Source: Cornell University

CAN (ON): Greenhouse lights - pretty or polluting?

Purple, orange and yellow. Those are some of the colours that light up the night sky in Kingsville and Leamington at times, all because of the cluster of greenhouses that fill the region. The hues have gotten the attention of residents and has municipalities working to address some concerns about light pollution.  "I'm…

Mexico: Greenhouse climate control with geothermal energy

Specialists from the Polytechnic University of Baja California (UPBC) created a system to heat greenhouses by means of geothermal energy, which is obtained from the heat of…

First SuprimAir greenhouse in Eastern Europe

In the western part of Slovakia, near Zlaté Moravce, Certhon has started the construction of a SuprimAir greenhouse. The 6 hectares of closed greenhouse is used for the biggest part for the cultivation of cucumbers, along with an illuminated tomato cultivation. With this construction, the first SuprimAir…

Russia: Fresh greenery grown next to Cherepovets

The new greenhouse complex Tonshalovsky started production in the Cherepovets region in Russia. On November 20, the deputy governor, Mr. Mikhail Glazkov, the enterprise management and representatives of the Cherepovets authorities launched the first phase of the greenhouse complex with an acreage of 2.5…

AGT unveils Next Generation Greenhouse

"Cleanroom technology, energy efficiency and fast build times to empower growers"

Ancon Development Corporation, a designer and developer of advanced facilities, announced the launch of its AGT Hybrid Greenhouse, a new approach to advanced greenhouse technology. The hybrid structures have transformed traditional plastic covered greenhouses into modern, insulated, sealed, natural…

UAE: Pure Harvest picks first tomatoes

Food security is one of the biggest motivators for the high tech city to invest in the Gulf region. The UAE itself is suffering from a huge lack of food security as it imports 80% of its own food following bans in regional imports due to high levels of pesticide residue. In the middle of the desert in the United Arab…

New project for measuring wet screens:

Wet screens and their role in greenhouse energy saving

Intensive use of greenhouse screens helps growers to achieve large savings in the use of fossil energy. The Dutch Kas als Energiebron (Greenhouse as Energy Source) program recently funded a research project in which protocols were developed to measure the physical characteristics that influence the…

US (KS): Shelter from the storm

When the hail started falling in Grinnell, Kansas, there were plenty of disappointed people looking toward Dan and Carol Buck’s 4B Farms . That’s because their CropKing greenhouse wasn’t just standing — it was unpierced, none of the ice shards came close to cutting into his facility. “I had a lot of big farmers watching me, thinking that first hail storm…

Michelle Moore, Adapt8:

"With our products, we accelerate both crop growth and profits for growers"

Being in the industry for almost half a century, the team at Adapt8 is not to be slowed down at all. This year they are building their own commercial greenhouse, updated the name of the company and the products and worked on establishing one of the largest retail displays of greenhouses in North America.…

Solving the shortage of skilled labour in horticultural building projects

Greenhouses are appearing everywhere in the world these days and it is clear skilled labor isn’t available everywhere. This goes for growers and for suppliers: try to find a skilled team when you're one of the first ones building a greenhouse in Armenia, the Middle-East or Asia. The Serbian company…

Netherlands: New R&D greenhouse facility for Syngenta

VB completed the structure of a new R&D greenhouse facility by order of Syngenta Seeds, Enkhuizen, the Netherlands. The new R&D so called back-cross factory will help to speed up the process of bringing new value-adding traits to the market, with a quicker and more reliable automated Trait…

Jamaica Social Investment Fund builds out greenhouses

It was hard to tell who was more excited: The children of seven pioneering inner-city schools or Dr Milton Clarke, the environmental specialist at the highly regarded development agency, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF). JSIF has been building out a futuristic School's Environmental Programme, constructing greenhouses in…

Uzbekistan: President signs decree to boost greenhouse industry

The President of Uzbekistan, Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has signed a decree featuring measures to facilitate the creation of greenhouse complexes. The document reads that the absence of contemporary production facilities manufacturing greenhouse complexes forces local producers to import the equipment, which consequently leads…

Shareholders still stuck with worthless greenhouse and aquariums

Netherlands: The financial failure of The Hague's urban greenhouse

Urban farms may one day form an integral part of the future megalopolis, but it's clear the concept still needs some refinement. The experiment in The Hague , a 1200 m2…

Equity crowdfunding campaign opened for Canadian tomato greenhouse

"We aim to displace importers, not existing local growers"

Vermillion Growers, a women-led, family run company out of Manitoba, has opened up the crowdfunding and investment campaign to raise money for what they call Manitoba's first large-scale greenhouse. Vermillion Growers plans to grow tomatoes-on-vine (TOV). "Tomatoes are the largest imported greenhouse…

Belgium inaugurates greenhouse home

Belgium’s first greenhouse home was inaugurated on Wednesday in Rekkem, Western Flanders, by the Flemish environmental association Bond Beter Leefmilieu. A greenhouse home is a wooden house built inside a glass greenhouse. The one inaugurated in Rekkem was built by architect Koen Vandewalle of the Kaseco Bureau and…

US (AZ): Rooftop greenhouse teaches, nourishes and empowers students

Twice a week in the basement of the Student Union Memorial Center, about 500 students, faculty and staff pick up free groceries at the University of Arizona Campus Pantry. Twice a week on the roof of the student union, UA students and future commercial growers harvest cucumbers, tomatoes and bell peppers from the…

UK: Prince Edward opens hydroponics unit

HRH The Earl of Wessex visited Bridge Community Wellness Gardens and Farm on Monday, November 19, to officially open The Earl of Chester Hydroponics Unit. The commercial hydroponics unit, the first of its kind in Cheshire, is a method of growing plants without soil by using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. Plants…

Oman: Solar greenhouse in the desert shaping up

Steven Moss, CEO of GlassPoint Global, shares that GlassPoint and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) are making significant progress on Miraah, which is in daily operations and meeting all targets. Here’s the newest drone video that shows Miraah in action: As you can see, 4 greenhouse ‘blocks’, a standard module of GlassPoint’s enclosed trough technology, are online.…

CAN (ON): Police name worker who died by electrocution at greenhouse

Essex County OPP have released the name of the worker involved in a fatal electrical incident at a Leamington greenhouse on Monday morning. Joshua Remigio, 29, of Leamington, was electrocuted while working on the property of Great Lakes Greenhouses at 834 Mersea Road 4. According to the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Remigio was not…

UAE: First tomatoes in store as SuprimAir greenhouse opens

While the first tomatoes are in stores, the Certhon SuprimAir greenhouse from PureHarvest will be officially opened next Saturday in the presence of partners and authorities. The SuprimAir technology daily proves its value in the dry, warm climate of the United Arab Emirates. By using fully conditioned air and…

Study of vertical temperature profile in tomato greenhouse

The application of Next Generation Growing (NGG, in Dutch "Het Nieuwe Telen") in Dutch greenhouses has resulted in energy savings, accompanied by the extensive use of screens. The latter has affected the control of greenhouse climate which strongly depends on the air and humidity exchange between the top…

Among other regions, Hesse is still harvesting

Greenhouse strawberries and free-range fruits on the market at the same time

By the end of the year, in the Chiemgau, the brand new greenhouse complex of production company 'Reichenspurner Hof' will be completed. The first fruits are already being sold for about three weeks now. At the same time, however, the last open field strawberries of the year are still being marketed in…

US (FL): Builder selected for 100,000 sq.ft. hydroponics greenhouse

Green Life Farms has selected Hydronov, a Pranger Company, to design, construct and provide technology for its state-of-the-art hydroponic farm in Boynton Beach, FL. Green Life Farms will use Hydronov’s pioneering deep-water floating raft technology, which is cost effective and environmentally friendly. Green…

Austrian cultivation lowers import numbers

Harvest start for Frutura tomatoes from Bad Blumau

Autumn temperatures are usually too cold for tomatoes in Austria. In Bad Blumau, Spar Premium Blumauer Cherry Tomatoes are now maturing, in a geothermally heated greenhouse…

CAN (ON): Greenhouse worker dies after electrocution

A 29-year-old man has died after being electrocuted at a greenhouse in Leamington, CTV Windsor News reports . OPP, EMS and Leamington firefighters responded to the industrial accident at a greenhouse operation in the 800 block of Mersea Road 4 on Monday around 9:30 a.m. The Ministry of Labour has begun an investigation. Ministry Spokesperson, Janet…

Pakistan: Farmers advised to adopt tunnel farming

The agriculture department and district administration of Hangu (Pakistan) has asked farmers to adopt tunnel farming to increase their yield of vegetables and become self-reliant. Speaking at a seminar, Hangu ADC Attaul Manan, director agriculture Abdullah Khan and agriculture experts said that the climate of Hangu…

Dutch students travel to China

"We expected there to be more glass greenhouses already"

Very recently students from Inholland Delft's Horticulture & Agribusiness returned from a trip to China. The six male seniors got the opportunity to investigate the Chinese market, sponsored by companies from the greenhouse horticulture sector, the Green China Foundation and subsidies. Wessel van…

US (IN): Technology distilled to grow the hydroponics industry

When Horticulture Assistant Professor Krishna Nemali joined Purdue in July 2016, he immediately began to develop a program as new to the school as he was. Nemali studied agriculture in India before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia and spending nine years as a scientist in controlled…

Construction of high tunnels: Resources for organic farmers

High tunnels, also called high hoops or hoop houses, are temporary structures that extend the growing season. These covered structures are constructed in the field in order to protect crops from the weather (rain, wind, cool or warm temperatures) and, in some cases, pests. High tunnels offer an…

Photovoltaic greenhouse innovation wins student competition

Schneider Electric have announced the winning team of Go Green in the City 2018, its international student case study competition focusing on innovative energy solutions for smart cities. Zvirevo Chisadza and Tariro Cynthia Mutsindikwa of Team Latent Innovations from the Pan African University Institute of Water…

US (MI): Decreasing greenhouse expenses

The top three concerns on greenhouse growers’ minds are labor availability, profitability and competition. Labor is the greatest cost for greenhouse businesses, usually followed by energy costs. According to the most recent floriculture and nursery survey by the United States Department of Agriculture…

US (MN): School-grown produce teaches students to eat their veggies

When students at Holdingford Public Schools grab their lunch trays and dig in, they might be eating food they helped grow and harvest. And some of those foods are a new experience for their taste buds. "Our kids eat eggplant, they eat squash. They eat a lot of cabbage," said the district's food service director, Melissa Anderson. Holdingford started…

"Armenian company to expand with 50 ha semi-closed greenhouse"

Caretaker minister of agriculture in Armenia, Gegham Gevorgyan, has paid a working visit to the headquarters of SPAYKA to view the company’s operations. The company plans to commission an additional 50 hectares of state-of-the-art greenhouse in a month, which SPAYKA project management department chief Karen Baghdasaryan described as “the…

Roelof de Haan, greenhouse cultivation area Het Grootslag:

"This spring the sentiment was 'build-build-build', but that has calmed down"

There is still plenty of construction in greenhouse horticulture development area Het Grootslag in the Dutch province of North Holland. On social media, the progress at Jansen Paprika could be followed with grower Ivo Jansen regularly sharing building updates on Linkedin and Facebook (on November 2 the…

Greenbelt Microgreens nursery on the MJ market

New chapter opens up for Canadian microgreen growers

They put organic microgreens on the map, now it’s time for another type of green plant. Ian Adamson and Michael Curry built their company Greenbelt Microgreens from 40,000 sq.ft. up to the current 3.5 acres and, by their extensive knowledge of the plants and the cultivation, extended the shelf life and…

Azerbaijan to build new greenhouses in World Bank project

The Ministry of Agriculture of Azerbaijan has launched a project to establish greenhouses in the framework of the Second Rural Investment Project (AzRIP 2), implemented together with the World Bank, the ministry said in a statement. In the framework of the project, a greenhouse established in the Yeni Dashkend village in…

US (MN): St. Olaf College grows two tons of produce for students

As harvest season in Minnesota winds down and many Americans begin looking forward to Thanksgiving, St. Olaf College students are enjoying the last of a bountiful supply — more than two tons — of Hill-grown produce. This season, student farmers with St. Olaf Garden Research and Organic Works (STOGROW) harvested 4,388 pounds…

Laurie, AgriGarden

China: "The ROI of projects is more important than ever"

With the Chinese horticulture market on the rise, there are huge opportunities for both investors and suppliers. However, as both groups might recall, it’s not an easy market. There’s a gap between the Chinese demands and the suppliers' offerings in knowledge, language, culture and other topics. That’s…

Bosman Van Zaal to build Plant Research Complex for Wageningen University

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is one of the top-ranking agricultural universities in the world, where important crop science research and experiments are conducted in their greenhouse complex Unifarm. To keep the leading position of WUR, the Unifarm greenhouse complex needs to be renewed, by…

Greenhouse project in Puerto Rico built between hurricanes

The Caribe Greenhouse Project in Puerto Rico is one of the largest projects Agra Tech (ATI) of Pittsburg, CA has been involved in and certainly one of the largest off the continental US. By working closely with the Caribe Greenhouse Project team and sending ATI's Technical Support Coordinator, James…

Turkey: Heavy rain and hailstorm damage tomato and pepper greenhouses

A hailstorm and heavy rain have damaged over 10 hectares of tomato and pepper greenhouses in Mersin (Turkey), which cannot be used anymore. The growers are asking for government support to help with their losses. A lot of greenhouse roofs have collapsed and the growers lost a significant amount of their production as…

Vietnam: The Fruit Republic expands modern greenhouse production to 4.5 ha

TFR’s own modern greenhouse production area in Dalat has been increased to in total 4.5 hectares. One greenhouse is now completely dedicated to produce a complete assortment of hydroponic lettuce and herbs. The newest greenhouse is dedicated to a full assortment of cucumbers, bell peppers and tomatoes.…

“Because of the New Delhi virus, open field crops without insect protection are not possible”

Arrigoni is at EIMA 2018 (hall 34, stand B3) with a number of big innovations. First and foremost, it will be showcasing the use of Arrigoni screens to create net-houses, innovative growing structures that provide just the right halfway solution between open field and greenhouse growing. “Because of the New Delhi virus, open…

Wageningen University & Research:

“Westland greenhouse horticulture energy supply moving towards multiple sources in 2030”

Towards the year 2030, far-reaching changes are foreseen for greenhouse horticulture in the Westland region. Expectations range from pessimistic, to moderate and even optimistic, according to research by Wageningen Economic Research commissioned by Capturam. The biggest change will be in terms of energy…

US (GA): School greenhouse to get back on track after Hurricane Michael

Baker County K-12 School officials said Hurricane Michael caused some of their upgrades to be delayed, but they’re trying to get back on track. Leaders said the only delayed upgrade is the installation of the school’s new hydroponics greenhouse. School officials said they will get the ball rolling again on the project. They are…

Russia: Moscow greenhouse grower celebrates 50th anniversary

The produce of this complex is sold all around Moscow. The flowers grown here annually decorate the festival Flower Jam. The Mayor of Moscow, Mr. Sergey Sobyanin visited the enterprise and congratulated the employees. “It is a significant jubilee for the enterprise. We want to thank you for providing the Moscow dwellers…

Polish investments of 200 thousand euros in Kazakhstan agricultural projects

Kazakhstan and Poland are ready to enhance active cooperation. The agricultural sector is among the priorities. Polish businessmen are planning to invest about 200 thousand euros in Kazakhstan agricultural projects. With their investments, a greenhouse complex of 11 ha for organic tomato production will…

By end of 2018, 12 more agroparks to open in Azerbaijan

By the end of 2018, 12 agroparks will be created in Azerbaijan, the Deputy Economy Minister of Azerbaijan Shirzad Abdullayev said during the discussion of the state and consolidated budgets for 2018 at a joint meeting of parliamentary committees Nov. 5. The deputy minister said that six agroparks have already been created…

Bosman Van Zaal #ClimaPora

Growing year-round, everywhere

Year-round cultivation meets the increasing demand for food and crops. But not every environment and climate allows this. That is why efficient climate systems are developed that make this possible, regardless of the production location and the type of cultivation. It also increases the efficiency of CO2 consumption. With the ClimaPora, Bosman Van Zaal have…

CAN (ON): Residents up in arms over Kingsville greenhouse expansion

A group of homeowners in Kingsville staged a meeting Monday night where they told members of town council that greenhouse construction needs to stop before destroying the landscape of the quaint rural community. “The biggest concern is deterioration of the town,” said Nathan Dyck, a resident of Road 3 West. “They keep…

US (MI): New horticulture center to provide learning and research opportunities

The Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) has announced that it will add a new horticulture education center at its Downriver Campus in Taylor. The $15 million center will include three greenhouses, a conservatory, three classrooms and a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lab.…

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NL: "Low diffusion rate offers many advantages"

When choosing horticultural glass, it can be difficult between float and diffuse glass. The diffuse glass scatters the light so that it penetrates deeper into the crop. As a result, a larger leaf area is lighted and able to absorb more CO2 and process this into assimilates for growth, production and…

China: Greenhouse growers gear up to meet demand

Each year, around 8 million tonnes of vegetables are traded in Shouguang. The city, with more than 40,000 hectares of greenhouses, provides one-third of the vegetables for Beijing. Growing vegetables in the freezing northern winter has always been a challenge for local farmers. In the past, they burned coal to raise the temperature…

“Not just fighting, but also controlling biofilm build-up in your irrigation system”

“Water is the most essential nutrient for plants. Healthy and productive water supports a profitable greenhouse, resulting in improved yields, longer shelf-life and reduced risk of disease.” Speaking is Jim Shubat, co-founder and CTO of SanEcoTec® Ltd. The Company developed the AVIVE® water treatment…

Building a greenhouse with 20,000 kilos of dynamite

It’s not every day that dynamite is used in building a new greenhouse. But for Skavland Gartneri, the explosives were essential in flattening the construction site sufficiently. Neither is the actual location of the tomato company commonplace: it’s on the sparsely-populated island of Talgje, just above…

Turkey: Greenhouse training course open for Syrian immigrants in Osmaniye

A greenhouse training program has started in Osmaniye, a city located in southern Turkey and populated by Syrian immigrants. The program is funded by the United Nations Food Agriculture Organization and the training program will be held in 6 different groups. The course will last around 10 weeks and the…

Russia: Smart greenhouse in Tomsk test-drives high-tech agriculture

The capabilities of a smart greenhouse, developed by scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University, were presented to the residents of Tomsk. The scientists demonstrated to the public new technologies that can be successfully implemented in agriculture. The robotic complexes were presented to all…

Turkey: Grower manages to grow Peruvian groundcherry in a greenhouse

A grower in Afyon, located in western Turkey, has started to grow Peruvian groundcherry in a greenhouse he set up 2 years ago. Ibrahim Kunt sees the growth is faster in a greenhouse and is currently researching the growth potential. The grower is extremely satisfied with the result both in terms of quality and productivity. The grower noted…

Professor Liesbeth Zandstra examines the consumer's choice for healthy products

Can you entice consumers to choose healthy products like vegetables?

Scaring down a bag of chips is not a problem for most consumers. The case is different with vegetables however. How can the consumer be enticed to choose for a more healthy snack? During her inaugural speech at the Wageningen University & Research, professor Liesbeth Zandstra, associate professor…

US (MD): Students get real life job experience in new greenhouse

There’s something new on the campus of Calvert Hall College in Towson. It’s a 600-square foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse that will provide the school’s nearly 1,200 students with hands-on opportunities in biology, chemistry, and environmental science. “It allows our young men, in science courses particularly, to apply the things they’ve…

Kenyans up in arms as greenhouse investments refuse to give birth

John Mui invested over Sh1 million [9,850 USD] in a ‘promising money-oozing’ farming scheme. This, he says, was a risky but worthwhile investment — at least going by the positive reviews he received coupled with an elaborate contract agreement. However, his desire to grow his purse has remained a pipe-dream. Mui claims…

Australia: Cucumber farm turns out to be illegal cannabis greenhouse

Plans for the biggest and most audacious cannabis crop in WA history — uncovered during a police raid north of Perth last week — had received official approval as a growing operation for Lebanese cucumbers before 7500 seedlings were planted in rows of commercial greenhouses. Documents reveal that the unsuspecting Gingin Shire…

Turkey: A new strawberry greenhouse is set up in Kozakli, Nevsehir

A young woman entrepreneur in Nevsehir, a city located in central Turkey, has set up a strawberry greenhouse in Kozakli town which is known for its thermal resorts. Receiving government funds provided to young entrepreneurs, Ebru Yildirim started growing organic strawberries in her greenhouse and is…

CAN (ON): Watch an entire greenhouse tomato harvest in under two minutes

With nearly 1,000 acres of tomatoes growing under glass in Ontario, it's clear there's an appetite for tasty tomatoes. In partnership with the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is developing new Tomato on the Vine hybrids for market launch in 2021. In this video, which was shot at…

Top new greenhouse investment projects in Russia

The last few years were among the most successful years for Russia’s greenhouse industry. Over 250 ha of new commercial greenhouses were commissioned, the number of 5-gen greenhouses increased. Further expansion of greenhouse area is expected – new projects are set to be launched in the Moscow region, Astrakhan, Ingushetia, and…

UAE: Al Dahra BayWa greenhouse officially opened

Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, and Mariam Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food Security all have attended the official opening of the Al Dahra BayWa Greenhouse in Al Ain (UAE). The event also welcomed Khadim Al Derai, Vice President of Al Dahra Agricultural Company; Saeed Albahri…

Vegetable towers to rise in Parisian suburbs

The French sure like their cities green. The country has seen a boom in urban farming over the last couple of years. In various projects both the government and various private parties have been launching ideas and concepts, and building farms to grow vegetables in the cities. The latest project to be…

Turkey: Greenhouse training program in Adana moving to second harvest period

The second harvest period for the greenhouse training program is about to start in the Karaisali town of Adana (Turkey). The goal of the program was to teach growers about proper greenhouse production techniques and methods and the project is carried out in a 1.2 hectare practice field where 2 growers…

US: Venlo-style greenhouses available throughout the US

GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures announced the addition of the Venlo Series Greenhouses to their line of commercial, professional and hobby greenhouses. "The new structures will allow growers to produce on the largest scales possible, while still maintaining the efficiency and precision that other GrowSpan…

Turkey: Fire damage to multiple greenhouses in Kumluca, Antalya

Kumluca town in Antalya, the center of agricultural production in Turkey, is an area known for greenhouses, with greenhouse production being the main source of income for many of the town’s residents. Most commonly grown produce in these greenhouses are tomatoes, green pepper, zucchini and cucumber. However, a massive…

KeyGene Crop Innovation Center opened at Wageningen Campus

KeyGene's new Crop Innovation Center was recently opened on Wageningen Campus. The new facility houses a research greenhouse, climate cells for vertical farming research, a refrigerated cell for researching the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, and several work and storage areas. The climate cells are used to…

T.C. v.d. Dool elevates bell pepper greenhouse Leo van den Berg

From bell pepper cultivation to seed propagation

Elevating a greenhouse is a sight to behold. Lifting an entire construction being lifted with pneumatic jacks? Very impressive. In this particular case it's Maikel van den Berg's company, Wilgenlei, that's up in the air. In this greenhouse he will switch from bell pepper cultivation to seed propagation.  The…

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'Whimsical scientist' leaves airtight greenhouse after 15 hours

A YouTuber who refers to himself as a "whimsical scientist," Baute is no stranger to unusual experiments. This one began at midnight Wednesday in the Comox Valley. He sealed himself in a 10x10 airtight greenhouse to raise awareness of climate change.  The idea came about when Baute was studying plants sealed inside a jar…

Netherlands: Planting for next season at the Experience Center

Last week, De Ruiter’s team rolled up their sleeves. The entire team - from sales to market development and even management - went to work hard in the De Ruiter Experience Center to provide new plants for the coming growing season. De Ruiter plants in two phases, starting with the lit glasshouse. No less than 5,000 plants from…

Dutch specialists to launch the complex in Sosnogorsk

Within the meeting in Sosnogorsk (Komi republic), it has become known that the launch of the equipment in the greenhouse complex will be done by Dutch specialists. The general…

"Research location for greenhouse vegetables and example for urban agriculture"

Belgium: Construction Agrotopia roof greenhouse to start in December

Greenhouse horticulture and industry don't necessarily need to compete for the sparse available space in urban environments. Belgium organisations Inagro and REO Veiling are proving this with an innovative project, joining forces to construct a future-oriented research unit for greenhouse vegetables on…

US (CA): $4.4 million invested in high tunnels throughout 2014 Farm Bill

For Scrivner Hoppe-Glosser, a small farmer in Pleasant Grove, Calif., he can't help but beam at the newest thing to pop up in his farm field. It isn't one of his 40 different specialty crops that he grows for popular restaurants in the Sacramento area but a structure made of wood, metal and plastic…

Russia: 7 ha greenhouse complex to be launched in Bryansk

Russian greenhouse company Zhurinichi will open an enterprise with an acreage exceeding 7 ha in the Bryansk region by 2019. The construction project for the year-round vegetable greenhouse in the Zhirinichi village was approved in the investment council meeting by the Bryansk region governor in September 2017. An…

Turkey: Cukurova production region to be filled with greenhouses in near future

An organized greenhouse production zone will be set up in Adana (Turkey) to increase greenhouse production in the area. The Adana Chamber of Commerce is coordinating all the efforts to establish this zone which will increase productivity per square meter. Adana is one of the main agricultural production cities in…

Slovenian tomato producer deliberately puts taste before production

With a size of 9 hectares, Paradajz - the Slovenian word for tomato - is the biggest of the country.  The company started specialising in high-flavour tomatoes production in 2011. The tomatoes are sold in major supermarket chains in Slovenia under the very suitable label ‘Lust’. The third phase of 2.5 hectares that was recently…

Denmark: Experimental greenhouse pops up at busy intersection

A surprising and experimental pocket of nature has popped up in the middle of a heavily trafficked intersection in Copenhagen, Denmark. Danish architect Simon Hjermind Jensen of SHJWorks recently unveiled “Biotope,” a sculptural pavilion that houses a microcosm of plants and insects. Sixty different…

Russia: New greenhouse complex opens in Chechnya

A greenhouse complex of 0.4 ha has started operating in the village of Novy-Sharoy in the Achkhoy-Martanovsky region. The head of the region, Mr. Tamerlan Huchiev reported about the fact. The complex has been built using Korean technology and it has 42 greenhouse units enabling year-round vegetable cultivation, and allowing…


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