Greenhouse in NE China produces various crops all year round

In this greenhouse in Yongji County of Jilin City, in northeast China, a greenhouse covering 32,000 square meters cultivates crops all year round. 

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New Caledonia: College tests greenhouse winter results

New research out of the College of New Caledonia shows vegetables like lettuce and green onions can be grown in greenhouses during the winter months. A project was done with the focus of testing the concept of minidomes within a greenhouse and supplemental light. CHC Biology Instructor Jennifer Catherall…

Sander Fleerakkers, Research Station for Vegetable Production

“Warm summers, new cultivation methods and varieties offer chances for Belgian melon farming”

In recent years, several trials have been conducted with melons in Belgium. The Research Station for Vegetable Production is doing these. "The last few summers have been warm. There are new insights and cultivation techniques and a revitalized variety range. All this means there's renewed potential for…

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Agricultural technology introduced in Japan

Located in Southwestern Japan, Ishigaki Island is famous for its emerald sea and amazing nature. Monsoon has been a hard challenge for agriculture here, but, the island now has delicious fresh vegetables and fruits to enjoy the cool climate. "This is plant factory system for Asian monsoon area, it…

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Take a look inside Inuvik's new hydroponic greenhouse

The hydroponic greenhouse in a trailer is run by the Inuvik Community Greenhouse. “We have been working on this project for a long time, trying to get funding,” executive director Ray Solotki told Cabin Radio. “We want to be putting food in the community. We want to be hiring people in the community. We…

First strawberry crops in biggest greenhouse in Orenburg region

The Ministry of Agriculture of Orenburg region reports that the new greenhouse berry complex SDO-Logistic in Tashla village of Tashlinsky region have started harvesting the first strawberry crops. The seedlings were planted 1.5 months ago but already now the berries are ripe. In the coming days, the…

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Elementary school makes place for college greenhouse

Demolition begins Wednesday morning at the former Longfellow Elementary School located near Morningside College. Crews will be clearing the two-and-a-half-acre plot to make way for the brand new Rosen Ag Center for Morningside. The Rosen Ag Center will house a 3,300 square-foot greenhouse, a headhouse,…

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Falmouth students build 'greenhouse classrooms'

The district is building greenhouses to be used as outdoor classrooms now, and then actual greenhouses, later down the road. Greenhouses on the grounds at Falmouth Public Schools are not just for growing vegetables, they are also serving as outdoor classrooms."In Maine, we can use these year-round. If…

Crowd investment campaign for hydroponic greenhouse kits

There's a new opportunity for investors with interest in the agricultural industry. The Israeli company TAPKIT hydroponic systems has launched a crowd investment campaign. With over 30 successful installations word-wide, the company wants to upscale their business. "We are already selling on a consistent…

CAN: Greenhouse light reduction bylaw is being challenged

A farm operation in Leamington is challenging the municipality’s greenhouse light abatement bylaw. Great Lakes Greenhouses Inc. is taking the matter to the Normal Farm…

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China: Organic Smart Factory implements science and technology for agriculture

The 10-layer vertically potted plants can grow up to 16 cycles of vegetables a year, with an average output value of 45 million RMB (Chinese Yuan) per hectare. This set of data alone is enough to surprise old growers.  Recently, a Dazhong Daily reporter visited the Organic Smart Factory in Yukesong Digital…

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Saba: construction of greenhouse for senior citizens completed

The construction of a new greenhouse adjacent to the hospital in The Bottom has been completed. The wheelchair-accessible greenhouse was built for clients of the LIFE Center, a program for senior citizens. Clients of the LIFE Center program joined Commissioner of Healthcare and Agriculture Rolando Wilson…

Greenhouse to be added near Poynette's community garden

A greenhouse will soon officially be added near the Community Garden in Veterans Memorial Park, as final approval was given to the Poynette Area Gardeners Association by the…

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Renovated greenhouse teaches Prince William County students about agriculture

Brentsville High School students are getting their hands dirty in a brand new greenhouse that provides students with real-world education about agriculture. The newly renovated greenhouse was years in the making. It’s equipped with state-of-the-art technology, such as automated shade screens, fans, and a…

Mexican tomato grower adds blueberries to program

Magic Sun, a hydroponic grower in Mexico, is seeing continued growth and demand in its original tomato product line. Over the last two seasons, the company has expanded its…

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Delaware entrepreneurs start growing crops in water

Bill Jordan of Millsboro is an accidental farmer who's growing crops without soil. “I was going to make alcohol from corn or peaches to supplement fuel when fuel prices got stupid,” Jordan recalled, but he quickly realized that was not profitable. As part of his research, though, he saw that some…

How can I save energy in a greenhouse?

Although fans are not major power consumers in and of themselves, it may be worthwhile to examine this, given the large number of fans in a greenhouse. With a simple calculation, we can offer insight into the current power consumption, and what a modern alternative could yield. In the example, the number…

CIS with Stefano: "Some patience needed, but everything will be okay"

Quiz question: what are the CIS countries? Perhaps not too difficult a question for those familiar with recent world history. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a number of former USSR republics united in the CIS. So we are talking about Russia and a number of surrounding countries, and that is…

New farm scale winter greenhouse design shines with more growing capacity

Lettuces, Asian greens, herbs and more. These are just a few types of produce that Shayne Johnson of Grampa G’s farm in Pillager has experimented with growing in the middle of winter in Central Minnesota. Shayne (left) and Louise Johnson of Grampa G’s farm in Pillager, outside their deep winter…

Smart windows regulate right light in the greenhouse

Greenhouses can allow the growth of high-quality crops in otherwise unproductive areas. Important, as the world population is growing and the land area appropriate for farming is limited. One thing that is still difficult to control, even in high-tech greenhouses, is the light that reaches the crops.…

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How controlled environment agriculture can help improve crop performance

When asking: “How can a system with a controlled environment help improve crop performance?”, the answer is easy: the more you analyze data and control CEA variables inside of your system, the better your crop will perform. In order to obtain all the benefits from CEA systems, it’s important to…

Israel Chemicals Ltd adopts Plantarray diagnostic system

New platform might enable better crop yields

In order to achieve a high level of confidence in new agricultural products, R&D must be focused on examining new plants or the effect of new materials on the plant. This need…

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Inuvik community greenhouse hydroponics unit arrives

Lovers of leafy greens will soon have another option for fiber as Inuvik Community Greenhouse has acquired a long-awaited heated hydroponics container. Years in development and sporting the artwork of greenhouse employee Adi Scott, the re-purposed trailer is visible on the way into town. Community Garden…

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Dalton high school revives greenhouse

Dalton High School's introduction of a new botany course this school year has led to the revitalization of the campus greenhouse, but that required covering a lot of ground. "There was stuff everywhere when we came in here," said Annette Buckner, one of the botany teachers. The list of "what we didn't…

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Randolph Farm is fertile ground for research and support

Pawpaw, ginger, turmeric and muscadine might sound like musicians in a whimsical 1960s folk quartet, but they're part of a wide-ranging ensemble with deep roots – literally – in the Richmond region. At Virginia State University, just off Interstate 95 in Chesterfield County's Ettrick area, Randolph Farm…

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New Diana high school students grow produce for school's cafeteria

Agriculture students at New Diana High School not only are learning about growing food, they’re also discovering the value of giving their harvest to the community. The students grow vegetables in a greenhouse production class then donate them to the school’s cafeteria. Ag teacher Callie Faul said the…

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CAN: Wheatley outdoor grow-op entering second season

Using natural sunlight and the breeze from Lake Erie, growers with an outdoor cannabis farm near Wheatley are about to enter their second season after learning a few lessons from last year. Mariwell, located on Talbot Trail, was likely the first company to legally grow the plant in an outdoor setting…

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Urban farming: How local artist is using food to bridge racial gaps

Decker Gabriel-Woods is a filmmaker and rapper in Omaha, also known as Dex Arbor. This year, he is a Big Muddy Urban Farm’s Aspiring Farmer Resident, a one-year program to learn how to operate a farm business. During the pandemic, Gabriel-Woods became interested in the idea of a local food supply chain.…

Turkish family grows winter plums in their greenhouses

In the Iznik district of Bursa, the Asi family, where all family members are agricultural engineers, produces plums in the winter season in their greenhouses. Ali Asi (49), who stated that they will start the plum harvest as of the beginning of March, said that they are planning to obtain 1 ton of plum…

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Kazakh investors find their way into horticulture

Four projects with the overall cost of over 11 million euro are planned to be carried out in Kazakhstan this year. Thus, next year three greenhouses with planned production capacity of 5.3 thousand tons of vegetables a year should be launched. Two more complexes with the capacity of 1.5 thousand tons a…

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Geodesic greenhouse extends growing season and learning opportunities for students

After a hail storm wiped out the Hastings Middle School garden last year, the staff and community looked for a way to protect their plants and extend the growing season. Donations and fundraising led to a geodesic greenhouse dome that was completed last year. Seventh-grade science teachers Jordan…

Social distancing brings longer life to strawberries

"With our social distancing production and packaging methods, the shelf life of our strawberries is much longer," says Erust Tarim. The Turkish grower started harvesting strawberries from his hydroponic gutters recently. Erust Tarim, which has many kinds of agricultural production on a total area of more…

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Proposed statehouse bill could benefit Silt greenhouse

A Colorado state legislator plans to introduce a bill that would expand the definition of a farm and agricultural products to the benefit of a new greenhouse facility in Silt. Sponsored by Rep. Dyan Roberts, the bill that is currently in draft form would include a “controlled environment agricultural…

Using Jiffy pots in an automated process: a strawberry story

Wouter David, the grower at Dataflor, explains that there is an increasing demand for organic products in the retail sector. Therefore, he wanted to add a new line to the many different strawberry and chrysanthemum products he offers. This new line should ideally be able to pass certification as an…

Shortage of snacking tomatoes and abundance of round tomatoes in North America

Coming out of the winter season, supplies of tomatoes are ample in North America. “We’ve seen an abundance of larger round tomatoes--beefsteak, tomatoes on the vine (TOV) and that’s been the case for about six weeks,” says Ryan Cherry of Delta, BC-based Windset Farms. It seems that regions producing…

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Expansion amidst the pandemic for aquaponic grower

Springworks announced plans to add 500,000 additional square feet of greenhouse space. The sizeable expansion will sustainably serve the Maine farm’s largest customers, Whole Foods and Hannaford Supermarkets, as well as a wide range of local restaurants, stores, and other outlets Springworks supplies…

French photovoltaic greenhouse 4 tons/hectare of asparagus in one year

In April 2017, French renewable energy developer Tenergie commissioned its first photovoltaic greenhouse based on its proprietary technology Tenairlux, in Mallemort, in the…

Adding a ground to air heat transfer to an existing greenhouse

"A Ceres GAHT (ground to air heat transfer) System is our patented geothermal climate control technology that has helped our growers maintain comfortable growing conditions, year-round, at a fraction of the cost of a traditional HVAC system," states Ceres Greenhouse Solutions. In this blog, they give…

Can you turn it down a bit?

Ventilation in the greenhouse is important. “As a grower, if you have a large greenhouse, you want the climate to be the same everywhere,” explains Peter van der Putten, area sales manager at Vostermans Ventilation. By using fans, a grower can ensure that temperature and humidity are the same everywhere. “In addition, ventilation…

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Greenhouse carwash

Of course you can grow tomatoes or roses in a greenhouse, but why not wash cars in it? This is also an option, as photos from a carwash in a greenhouse in the United States shows. The greenhouse was built by Deforce Construct. On LinkedIn National Sales Manager Chuck Sierke shares a number of photos from the greenhouse builder…

Some strawberry producers are harvesting 10 crates per span despite the cold

"Not one of my 100 employees remained home despite the cold weather of the past few days. Harvesting operations are continuing daily and volumes are interesting: over 10 crates for each 45-meter span, even when the temperature did not reach 10°C," reports Policoro producer Domenico Cuccarese. Domenico…

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Singaporean farmer is building a better greenhouse for tropical urban farming

For Ben Ang, founder of Natsuki’s Garden and also known as “Farmer Ben”, his experience as a horticulturist led to researching and designing his own greenhouse in a former schoolyard. Outdoor spaces in Singapore are being reused with small lots for individuals to experiment with growing their own…

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US: A greenhouse could help at-risk minors

Some minors who find themselves in a Clinton County Juvenile Courtroom may in the future grow food in a greenhouse as part of the judge’s disposition order for the youth. Clinton County Juvenile Court Judge Chad L. Carey and Clinton County Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Deanne Whalen met Wednesday with…

Tech university greenhouse back in bloom

Louisiana Tech’s Greenhouse on South Campus, a collateral damage victim of the April 2019 tornado, celebrated its Grand Re-Opening under a Tech Blue cloudless sky Thursday, April 1. At 1 p.m., surrounded by customers, faculty, and friends, Tech President Dr. Les Guice and Greenhouse supervisor Lauren…

Family farm and greenhouse out to nurture the most vulnerable in Pittsburgh

Building gardens to grow communities – it’s the vision Lisa Freeman and Wallace Sapp had when they started Freeman Family Farm and Greenhouse. They began in 2011 by working with students at Manchester Elementary School who faced food insecurity. "That garden was meant to be an outdoor learning space for…

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Mucci Farms launches mushroom collection and presents new sustainable packaging options

This week, the Southern Exposure tradeshow will be held in hybrid format. Exhibitors as well as attendees will be given the opportunity to choose between an online or an in-person experience. One of the companies exhibiting at the show is Mucci Farms. The team will be in Orlando to meet and greet…

Farming on Bonaire is an art form

Farming is a form of art. Anyone with a greenhouse can tell you that. You need green fingers and technology to meet an array of challenges. Arie Boers knows that all too well. He owns Bon Tera, a cultivation company on Bonaire. This farmer's son has to deal with slightly different growing conditions from…

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New 15 hectare greenhouse on a boat

No, there's not another boat stuck in a canal. On the contrary, this one is on a stroll. And it should be: as you can see it contains the containers of Havecon Horticultural Projects and these are much needed in the USA and Canada.    The containers are filled up with greenhouse building equipment of course. It was announced yesterday that…

Greenhouse tomato markets to strengthen?

The market on greenhouse tomatoes is anticipated to pick up.  “The tomato market has been low for the last two months. We have been focusing on serving our core customers. Not only…

Slovenian growers Panorganix expand to Austria, Romania, Germany, Serbia, Hungary

"We're equipped and prepared to become the most widespread grower in Europe"

What started in a basement in Ljutomer, Slovenia, and then crossed borders to Austria, is now growing out to be one of the biggest and most wide-spread European glasshouse companies. It's Panorganix we're talking about, currently one of the biggest producers of fruits and vegetables in Slovenia and also…

Salads: "heat-reflecting screen improves yields"

Salads need no longer fear high temperatures, which risk compromising their quality and creating uncomfortable working conditions for operators. Arrigoni, an international…

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Ubly greenhouse receives state verification

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and it’s Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program has recognized Ubly Community School’s Agriscience greenhouse for its implementation of pollution prevention practices. As such, the greenhouse has been recognized as a verified…

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NZ: New berry business with iwi support offers new jobs for workers in Kaikohe

A partnership between a family-run business and an iwi is about to bear fruit in the economically deprived Northland town of Kaikohe. The first 28 employees of Kaikohe Berryfruit began work this month, starting to build 10 hectares of tunnel houses that will shelter the hydroponic raspberries and…

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Keeping your current greenhouse current

Picture this scenario: You have a 10-year-old greenhouse that’s served your business well. There haven’t been any major problems and during its tenure, you’ve added some tiny upgrades here and there. In 2020, when much of the world froze in place, it was actually a good year—a great year, in fact.…

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Templeton Hills community farm prepares for first anniversary

Templeton Hills Community Farm will be celebrating its First Anniversary on Sunday, April 18. Members of the farm invite everyone to join them for a farm tour, refreshments, and fresh produce as they celebrate one year of impacting their community. Open to all members of the community, the farm is…

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GKE Corp to expand agri operations with newly obtained farm licence

GKE Corp has been granted a farm licence for its subsidiary GKE Agritech to grow and sell agricultural produce commercially in Singapore. The integrated warehousing and logistics solutions provider has stated it received approval from the Singapore Food Agency for its farm licence application on March…

Nutrient removal from hydroponic effluent by Nordic microalgae: from screening to a greenhouse photobioreactor operation

To guarantee year-round horticultural production, Nordic countries rely on greenhouses to cope with the harsh winter conditions. Despite substantial progress in greenhouse…

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Greenhouse as architectonic icon?

Researchers point out that "proto-greenhouses" arose to fulfill the desire of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (42 BC to 37 AD) to eat cucumbers every day of the year. Since it was impossible to grow the vegetable on the island of Capri in winter, his gardeners developed beds mounted on wheels that they would…

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San Francisco's historic Portola greenhouses could be saved but there's a catch

A developer who had planned to build townhomes on the site of the long-abandoned greenhouses in San Francisco’s Portola district has agreed to sell all or part of the property to a neighborhood nonprofit that wants to create an urban farm and agricultural education center on the abandoned 2.2 acres.…

Maine tomato grower forced to pay back wages after US department of labor investigation

The U.S. Department of Labor has recovered $245,351 in back wages for 117 employees of a greenhouse tomato grower in Madison, Maine, that failed to comply with federal laws…

Special air handling in Dutch tomato grower 's greenhouse

In the Netherlands, Schenkeveld is adding an 11-hectare greenhouse. This tomato grower has two other greenhouses on site. But, unlike those, this one won't have lights. It will be equipped with a 'Het Nieuwe Telen' (The New Cultivation) system. Technokas developed this system. It's the second time this…

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Gene Giacomelli on the importance of educational background in farming

Educating high-level growers for Controlled Environment farming

As the indoor farming industry continues to expand so too does the demand for educational programs supporting the development of an educated and skilled labor force. While such resources are more available for the more mature greenhouse industry, the young indoor farming within Vertical Farms is…

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Germany calls for dark nights in dark sky week

From 5 to 12 April 2021 is the International Dark Sky Week. The event always takes place during the week of the new moon in April, when the sky is dark and visibility of the…

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Teacher raises money for school greenhouse

Big things are happening in West Central Area agriculture education.The FFA program has raised more than $150,000 toward a commercial greenhouse and one of its agriculture teachers has been inducted into the FFA Hall of Fame. Plus, there have been overseas travel opportunities for students. Hall of…

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Sustainably minded young farmers grow in Massachusetts

Central Massachusetts has more than 1,700 farms, a fact Mackenzie May, executive director of the nonprofit Central Mass Grown, loves to share. “Everybody’s reaction is always the same: ‘Wow!’” May said. Another fact she’s fond of: Worcester County is ranked third in the nation among direct-to-consumer…

Study on boiler combustion optimization of vegetal crop residues from greenhouses

This study presents an alternative for adding value to greenhouse crop residues, used for (1) heating and (2) as a CO2 source. Both options are focused on greenhouse…

Imereti Agro Zone

"Republic of Georgia can become a local food supplier"

Right now it is still a vast area with only some greenhouses with a maximum size of about 1500 sq meter positioned here and there. In a few years it should change beyond recognition into a large horticultural hub. We are talking about the Imereti Agro Zone in Georgia. With support from the Georgian…

"Suez Canal blockage adds more stain to supply chain"

The large Ever Given container ship is ‘partially refloating,’ but still stuck sideways in the Suez Canal, a crucial waterway, creating a massive traffic jam. Also for the horticultural industry, it is has consequences as many products and materials are being imported out of Asia. It is causing delays…

Study concludes that it's possible to grow produce in greenhouses with semi-transparent solar panels

A new study published in the Cell Reports Physical Science journal has proved that it's possible to use semi-transparent solar panels, which are specifically designed to only…

Newest Dutch Schenkeveld greenhouse to be unilluminated

At the end of this year, Schenkeveld wants to plant tomato plants in the third greenhouse at Schenkeveld Schiphol. Schenkeveld is building a 44-hectare greenhouse complex in Rijsenhout. Greenhouse South is currently being built. Greenhouse West will follow in 2022, which will complete the entire project,…

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Greenhouses growing in education programs

While greenhouses have been a part of agriculture for years, more and more school districts are recognizing their importance in agriculture education programs, leading many districts to add greenhouses — or improve existing ones — for their students. Triopia school district’s agriculture program is…

Government of Canada announces funding to enhance cyber security in agriculture

Canadians are more connected now than ever. The reliance on technology and systems for essential services, including the agriculture sector, require the constant need for…

Cees van der Waal is self-employed grower after losing his greenhouse

"I never considered an office job"

Eight years ago, Cees van der Waal's greenhouse in Ridderkerk had to make way for buildings. "What to do now?', is what the then 47-year-old Cees asked himself. He decided not to give up and continue working as a grower, but now without a greenhouse. With his company, Harvesting Vegetables, he helps…

Study: boiler combustion optimization of vegetal crop residues from greenhouses

This work presents an alternative for adding value to greenhouse crop residues, used for (1) heating and (2) as a CO2 source. Both options are focused on greenhouse…

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US: Blackout screens resolves light complaints

An issue with excessive lighting at the Toigo Organic Farms site in Middlesex Township should be resolved, according to the township, after blackout curtains were installed at the greenhouse in question.Local residents posted photos to social media of a purple or pink glow emanating from the property…

Grow and learn: Gatewood school has a new greenhouse

Students in Gatewood’s Kids and Company, a before- and after-school child care program, planted seeds growing in the window of the greenhouse. The University of Minnesota’s Master Gardener Program has volunteers who work with schools, Ikhaml said. The program has a curriculum that specifically references…

Maine greenhouse project gives back to community

A University of Maine at Presque Isle professor and his students are working to fill the plates of others in need. Kathy McCarty has more in this week’s County Ag Report. It may be too soon to start an outdoor garden, but at UMPI’s greenhouse, vegetables destined to feed those in need, on campus and off,…

Diego Martínez, crop planning manager at Agromediterránea:

"We got the sweet corn season to start two months earlier by growing it in greenhouses."

Greenhouse cultivation is making it possible to extend the sweet corn campaign in Spain. This is a vegetable with certain light and temperature requirements that seasonally limited the start of its production to the summer, but thanks to the conditions provided by protected plots, it has become possible…

Transparent solar cells to power greenhouses

More and more fruit and vegetables are now grown in greenhouses. However, the challenge posed by this cultivation method remains the supply of energy to the structure in order…

LED solution simplifies and speeds development of human-centric lighting

Lumileds today announced the immediate availability of its new LED human-centric lighting solution – LUXEON SkyBlue. In partnership with BIOS Lighting, Lumileds has engineered a circadian lighting solution that delivers superior melanopic ratios at comfortable CCTs – 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K – with…

Defer school greenhouse project gets green light

A long-awaited greenhouse project at Defer Elementary School got the go-ahead during Monday’s school board meeting. The school board on Monday awarded a bid for the project,…

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Seeking new life for Orange: reviving the city with hydroponics

Bishop Charles Thomas is running for Mayor of Orange against incumbent Larry Spears. "Ministry is my heart," said the leader of the One Way Outreach Ministry. So is rebuilding the city he grew up in. Thomas' vision is to revive the old neighborhood by turning a food desert into a thriving community. Hubb…

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Back to a time when Worthing was world famous for its fruit and vegetables

Newcomers to Worthing would never know the town was once world famous for its tomatoes and other crops, as now nothing remains of what was a thriving glasshouse industry. The produce of the pioneers was in great demand in the home markets, on the Continent and in the United States, with tomatoes, grapes,…

Brandenburg: Slovenian construction plans meet with resistance

"We want to build one of the most modern greenhouses in Fürstenwalde"

A state-of-the-art greenhouse, computer-controlled and efficient - up to 18,000 heads of lettuce are to go from there to Brandenburg supermarkets every day. Slovenian company Panorganix wants to invest 10 million euros in Fürstenwalde. Concerns not only focused on the truck traffic, the MOZ knows.…

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Growing hydroponic without any experience: "the secret lies in the formula"

Karma Lam Dorji’s tech-driven poly-house Bhutan L-Farm, in Ngabiphu, Thimphu, grows more than nine varieties of lettuce and herbs. In a year, Karma can harvest crops four times. If grown in soil, the maximum cycle is twice a year. “No dirt, no digging, weed, or pest. I don’t have to worry about weather…

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"Huge step" in fertigation: Veggie farmers can use calculator to end guesswork

Most South Carolina vegetable growers agree that proper fertilization and irrigation are important for their crops. But just how much fertilizer is enough? Clemson University researchers have taken the guesswork out of this equation by creating a calculator that determines the amount of liquid fertilizer…

Connecticut governor to push support for state's agriculture and aquaculture industries

Connecticut's governor is aiming to drum up support for the state's agriculture and aquaculture industries. Governor Ned Lamont said the industries have an economic impact of…

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Turning a New Leaf Into Spring: Commercial Greenhouse Prep for the New Season

Algernun Swineburne was once quoted as saying, “blossom by blossom the spring begins.” With all the excitement of spring, a commercial operation should prepare for a new growing season. The true benefit of being able to ‘reset ‘a growing operation between seasons is the full ability of the operation to…

Pieter van Berchum, Gakon Horticultural Projects:

"Acquisition prepares us for the next seventy years"

“Netafim has the network, the strength, and the financial capabilities to put Gakon on the map worldwide,” says Pieter van Berchum, Managing Director of Gakon Horticultural Projects. From April 1, the company will officially be part of Netafim. 70 years of historyGakon Horticultural Projects was founded in…

Ten-year roadmap to guide UK plant science

A new strategy - UK plant science research strategy: a green roadmap for the next 10 years - sets out clear goals for research and innovation involving plants. Addressing global challengesThe strategy is crucial to address a range of global challenges, such as reaching net zero to mitigate the effects of…

Shanghai's intelligent greenhouse enters trial operation

A high-tech greenhouse entered trial operation recently in east China's Shanghai. Construction was completed on the Chongming Modern Agricultural Park, covering an area of 835 mu (about 56 hectares). The park is composed of five giant greenhouses, which are expected to welcome visitors in May.   LED lights have…

"These rafts maintain a stable climate throughout their lifetime"

Hygiene and resilience of rafts with a long lifespan are points of attention for, among others, vertical farmers of leafy greens and herbs. This market demand Meteor Systems definitely meets. The most striking thing about their products is that the rafts are not made of EPS, but of High Density Poly…

NL: Peach blossoms in historic lean-to greenhouse

In the Netherlands, large-scale greenhouse peach cultivation is a thing of the past. But, at the Historic Grape Nursery, there are still a few. The historic nursery has regular updates on its website. See them here.  The nursery still boasts a lean-to greenhouse, built in 1890. It was rebuilt in 2015 and stands…

Harvest returns

Evaluating real estate for indoor agriculture

Traditionally, buyers of agricultural real estate have focused on rural land where primary considerations for their farm include things such as soil quality, annual rainfall amounts, and adequate drainage. Increasingly, however, agriculture start-ups are moving indoors. Compared to field-based…

China: "Upgraded automatic boomer more suitable for multi-span greenhouse irrigation"

Recently, the Chinese agriculture supplier Kingpeng launched a new mobile automatic irrigator. The mobile automatic irrigator is to install the miniature spray head on the irrigator arm of the main irrigator which could run along the track. With the movement of the main irrigator, the walking sprinkler…

10 hectares of strawberries and more to come

The story of a young worker from Albania who became an entrepreneur in Italy

His name is Ermal Gjuzi, he is 29 years old, from Albania, and has been living and working in Scanzano Jonico (Matera) for 10 years now. "I came to Italy as a worker, because I knew there was a demand for labour in the strawberry orchards of Metapontino. Now I am the owner of a farm that employs 50…

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"Abroad recognizes importance of the Westland better than Dutchies do"

The concerns about the survival of sustainable greenhouse horticulture in the Westland are not new. Growers have been worried for years. Numerous letters, signed by 'The Concerned Sustainable Greenhouse Growers' and 'Preserving the Clock=Preserving the Cooperative', were sent to the government. It did…

Study on dynamics of dormancy regulation in ‘Sonata’ strawberry

Dormancy regulation in strawberry is a dynamic process that is causally interrelated with regulation of flowering. Interference between the two processes is therefore…

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Ellesmere Port community farm given £25,000 funding for hydroponics unit

Bridge Community Farms has been given a donation of £25,000 from The Earl or Chester's Fund. The money given from the fund, named for Prince Charles' title in Chester, will be used to develop the farm's Hydroponics Unit, which is the first of its kind in Cheshire. The hydroponics unit allows plants to be…

NL: Celeriac starts off in a greenhouse

Some Dutch greenhouses are currently full of celeriac. Yes, you read that right. Before the corms are planted outside, they are grown from seeds. That's what Beekenkamp Plants does. In this video, they show the process from seed to plant in the greenhouse. Then to the final product in farmers' fields.

12 month moratorium on Essex County greenhouse expansions

Members of the Union Water Supply System Joint Board of Management yesterday voted unanimously to place a moratorium on Essex County’s new large service water applications for up to 12 months. This includes greenhouse companies: new developments and proposed expansions. Greenhouse projects already…

Joseph Sbrocchi of Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers:

“We expect a near 7.5% increase in greenhouse acreage before the year’s end”

The popularity and volume of greenhouse grown products on the market are on the rise, says Joseph Sbrocchi, General Manager of Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers. This not-for-profit organization, which was formed in 1967, represents approximately 220 members who grow greenhouse tomatoes, cucumbers and…

Erik de Jong (Jongfresh): "Specials sales still lagging"

Dutch grower's greenhouse in production after strange corona year

Last year, Dutch radish grower, Jongfresh, decided to expand. They decided to build a new greenhouse (1,5 hectares of a seven-hectare total) and a 4.000m2 processing facility. Little did they know what kind of year lay ahead. "Things didn't turn out quite as we'd hoped," Erik de Jong says, understating…

"I still don't know if I can trust the spectrum"

Theo on journey of discovery in own high-tech greenhouse in back garden

There is a house in Holland and a greenhouse in Wognum. A high-tech greenhouse, in the middle of the houses. It is a special project by technician Theo van Lieshout. After his retirement he started building and now, together with his wife, he eats from his own greenhouse three times a week. The…

Idroterm Serre

Ongoing investments for protected crops

"We produce greenhouses complete with foundations and systems. Despite everything, 2020 was a positive year and we have worked a lot, especially on the most innovative fronts," reports Andrea Mariani, engineer at Idroterm Serre. "Indoor farming, vertical farming, soilless cultivation, agriculture 4.0 -…

Study finds plants would grow well in solar cell greenhouses

A recent study shows that lettuce can be grown in greenhouses that filter out wavelengths of light used to generate solar power, demonstrating the feasibility of using see-through solar panels in greenhouses to generate electricity. “We were a little surprised – there was no real reduction in plant…

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Webinar: digital labor tracking in greenhouses

Dutch software company Mprise Agriware will host a free webinar on 23 March to discuss the benefits of digital labour tracking solutions in greenhouses. Registration is now open on their website. Labour costs coupled with the availability of skilled labour continue to be one of the primary concerns among…

Mercer university's partnership furthers greenhouse education

Mercer University College of Education’s AgSTEM partnership with a group of schools in Gwinnett County recently added another collaborator in Grace Hope Church that will further serve the goal of making strides in education and have a profound difference in the lives of nearby community members. The…

Russia: construction of 32 ha greenhouse complex restarted in Voronezh

Tomat company recently restarted the construction of a major greenhouse complex in the Bogucharsky area of the Voronezh region in central Russia. The regional government…

Russian greenhouse increases eggplant production

"Traditional purple eggplants are gradually being replaced by new interesting varieties"

Agricultural facility Yuzhnuy in the Russian republic Karachaevo-Cherkessia, last year started the experimental production of eggplants. They harvested 569 tons of 3 ha with…

Scherzer Gemüse sets new standards for space efficiency and energy use

Germany's largest and most modern lettuce greenhouse is being built

The most modern and largest lettuce greenhouse in Germany is currently being built in Dinkelsbühl. The Scherzer Landwirtschafts from Nuremberg, with Stefan and Andreas Scherzer and their father Peter, is expanding the existing farm in the Waldeck district of Dinkelsbühl. In the future, not only tomatoes…

Geothermal greenhouse tomatoes from Afyon, Turkey exported to 30 different countries

The tomato production continues in summer and winter in 24 modern geothermal greenhouses in the Sandikli district of Afyon, although the temperature drops to 25 degrees below zero in winter times. Sandikli Mayor Mustafa Col: "35% of the all geothermal greenhouses in Turkey are located in the Sandikli…

The digital village pilot case in Nanhe: digital technology integrated into rural life

In recent years, the Nanhe District, in the Hebei Province has seized the new opportunities of the digital era, in order to promote the agricultural and rural digital economy. "Black Technology" helps smart agriculture show its “capabilities”. The Nanhe Agricultural Carnival Smart Glass Greenhouse has no…

Ridder introduces the new transparent RES 10 R FR wall screen

"Create an ideal and energy-efficient climate in your greenhouse"

Ridder introduces its new transparent energy-saving screen fabric, which has been developed especially for use in vertical roller screen systems. The RES 10 R FR screen is the clearest energy-saving screen in its class, has a very stable structure, and is flame-retardant. This means it saves energy while…

Russia: Chuvashia needs more greenhouse specialists

 As of today, about 150 professional growers are lacking and in the hot season, the number reaches half a thousand. The Russian Regional Ministry of Agriculture representatives have again raised the issue of absence of professionals in the agricultural enterprises. Ms. Elena Prokhorova works as a supervisor…

Endless summer in cucumber greenhouse with natural sunlight LED

Those who still expect a pink glow above the greenhouses with LED lighting will be disappointed with Gebroeders Vahl. Although the cucumbers in the greenhouse are illuminated with 100% LED, there is not a trace of pink. Kees Vahl says they chose the VYPR series from Fluence, because this light recipe…

Ethiopia: Growth of horticultural sector impeded by unavailability of land

The Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) has called on the government to make land available to help local and international horticulture firms…

Standard.net

New greenhouse at Windridge Elementary supports hands-on learning

Fifth graders at Windridge Elementary School huddled over planters Friday morning, searching for sprouts. Although it was a day they typically spend learning from home, the students flocked to the school to participate in the grand opening of their new greenhouse. “We’re so excited for the greenhouse…

Stuff.co.nz

NZ: No more nail polish for woman who started organic indoor farm

Shannon Wright used to go to work wearing nail polish on her fingers but now she comes home with soil under her fingernails. It has been almost five years since she swapped out her office job to start a business growing and supplying vegetables for farmers markets, organic food outlets and supermarkets…

New era live

Feeding Namibia: Uundenge unlocks urban-fringe farming potential

Uundenge Agri Farm is one of the few social development initiatives that aims to alleviate poverty and contribute to food security in the country.  Established by local businessman Laban Kandume and Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) secretary Ephraim Nekongo last year, the project was founded to solve boost…

Greenhouses Union of Kazakhstan

"Kazakhstan needs 3.000 ha high-tech greenhouses"

The Kazakhstan industry body "Greenhouses Union of Kazakhstan" was founded to establish full-fledged contacts between producers of greenhouse equipment and Kazakhstani farmers. Something that is necessary, mr Nurlan says. "Kazakhstan needs 3.000 ha high-tech greenhouses to saturate both the domestic…

25-acre tomato/strawberry greenhouse expansion for Ontario grower

With the increasing demand for locally grown greenhouse produce, DelFrescoPure® announces phase 1 its 25-acre greenhouse production expansion. The expansion will be in full production by September 2021 to fulfill demand for Ontario greenhouse-grown tomatoes and strawberries for 2021-2022 winter…

The Sun Gazette

Rebuilt greenhouse to sprout a new custom in Woodlake

After nearly a year of watching the grass grow in their yard at home, continuation high school students in Woodlake are hoping to see some food grow at school. Bravo Lake teacher Steve Scott said the continuation high school was recently awarded a $27,000 grant from the Toshiba America Foundation to…

Indigenous tradeswomen gain skills buy building greenhouse for Dettah students

A new preparatory trades program for Indigenous women will end with the construction of a new greenhouse to be presented to Kaw Tay Whee School in Dettah this month, but what those involved are celebrating most is the introduction of new Northerners into the field.   The program, funded by the Skills Partnership Fund…

Santa Maria Sun

Solvang-area residents continue clashing over greenhouse project

A battle between neighbors over whether one landowner should be allowed to build a greenhouse just north of Solvang rages on, despite the project being unanimously denied by the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission in October 2020. Steve Decker, who wants to build a nearly 16,000-square-foot…

Smart tech and imported bees has Quebec farmer prepping to harvest despite frozen ground

With spring on the horizon, Quebec's farmers are already planning their season but before his fields have even thawed, Philippe Beauregard is already growing crops. Usually March is low-season for farms, but not at Potager Mont-Rouge. “To let people know were still alive during the winter!” says…

"How to achieve yield increase with wireless technologies"

On 24 May 2017, Getlini EKO opened the their first cucumber greenhouse where LED lighting is used as a source of light assimilation. From day one, a widely used method, fruit rationing, was used in Getlini EKO to grow cucumbers, leaving only as much fruit as possible to grow in the planned amount of…

Valleyfield, Quebec greenhouse opportunity

A newly constructed state-of-the-art greenhouse facility, ancillary warehouse and processing facility and rooftop greenhouse is available in Valleyfield, Quebec (the “Property” or the “Offering”). The Property is comprised of a +/-72.5 acre site currently improved with over 1,033,506 square feet of…


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