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Pipes and gutters lifted for a while during greenhouse renovation

Anyone currently walking into the greenhouses of sweet pepper grower Sweetpoint in Middenmeer, Netherlands, will see the entire heating system and the cultivation gutters hanging in mid-air. Now, this is not unheard of, but the fact that the cultivation gutters have also been lifted up temporarily is…

Gaby Miodownik, CEO of Netafim:

"M&A activities in horticultural industry illustrate that it's a strong market"

In March 2021, Israeli irrigation manufacturer Netafim acquired Dutch turnkey greenhouse projects provider Gakon. The official new name and logo have been announced, and it was time to sit down with Gaby Miodownik, CEO of Netafim, to discuss the plans of Gakon Netafim and the developments they see in the…

Watch this farm growing lettuce in Florida

Green Life Farms utilizes innovative ag-tech practices combined with energy efficiency that enables a cost-saving production process while growing an exceptional, high-quality product. Within the rapidly growing CEA space, Green Life Farms is pioneering its use in the Southeast United States. Florida’s…

UAE agritech company upgrades 80 local farms with greenhouses

Silal, Abu Dhabi’s new fresh food and agritech company, is investing AED 200 million to upgrade 80 local farms in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The investment is part of Silal’s efforts to increase production volume and quality, improve technology adoption across local farms, promote sustainable agricultural…

Queensland government and company commit $9 million to development of new greenhouse farm

Australia's fast-growing agricultural sector will benefit from a $9 million investment, with which the Gatton Smart Farm will be built in Queensland's Lockyer Valley. This greenhouse farm will contribute $450 million to the horticultural sector each year. "The Gatton Smart Farm aims to help growers…

UK: New project to unlock next generation of low-carbon growing

The development of a novel low-carbon production system for controlled environment agriculture is now underway, following the launch of the new RIPEHouse project, the team with CHAP solutions announces.  This multi-faceted project will harness the benefits of ‘natural light growing’ alongside bespoke biostimulant formulations to help optimize the nutrition, flavor,…

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India: Ladakhi greenhouse lets farmers grow tomatoes in frost

In Ladakh, the availability of locally grown fresh vegetables is usually restricted to summer months, given how the region is characterized by extreme variations in temperature, particularly during the long and harsh winter season when temperatures hit as low as -30°C. These long winters reduce the…

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Naturipe launches greenhouse strawberries from Mexico

Naturipe announced the debut of its new greenhouse strawberries from Mexico. Naturipe Berry Growers, an owner of Naturipe Farms, has partnered in a strawberry greenhouse project based in central Mexico. The project is in its first full acreage production and is a partnership between Naturberry and Berry…

India: Ladakh farmers to get 75% subsidy on greenhouse for winter production

Ladakh is a region with a cold and dry climate, with low average rainfall. This has restricted the growth of vegetables to just the summer months, which are generally just 4 or 5 months per year. As a result, most farmers use single cropping. Due to the scarce availability of local vegetables, they must…

Polyhouse farming takes root in Kerala

Working in the construction industry for over eight years, Srijith Kumar, a resident of Sasthamangalam in India, is now set to try his hand at polyhouse farming, a hi-tech…

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Who knows the ideal spot for a tomato greenhouse in Croatia?

Dutchman Jan de Jong and Croatian Jerko Trogrlic are setting up a cultivation project in Croatia. They want to build a greenhouse for growing tomatoes in a country that is currently highly dependent on imports and where there is little high-tech horticulture. A project name (CROP Hrvatska) already…

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Indo-Israel cooperation to build greenhouses in Odisha

Odisha is becoming a new example of how foreign policy can help achieve public policy outcomes at the ground level. To boost agricultural production and farmers’ income in Odisha, the state government plans to establish a Center for Excellence (CoE) for Mango and vegetables under the Indo-Israel…

Third phase for RockBerry: high-tech strawberry greenhouse in Armenia

Continuing their cooperation, Rock Berry LLC and Richel Group are presently launching the third phase of a strawberry greenhouse complex in Armenia. Since 2018, Rock Berry LLC and Richel Group have completed two phases of a high-tech plastic strawberry greenhouse complex totaling 5 hectares. Equipped with…

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Technology firm adopts Philippine community urban farm

A company in customer experience solutions and technology has partnered with the Quezon City local government unit (LGU) to launch a community urban farm showcasing modern agriculture technologies and methods between Barangays Pasong Tamo and Tandang Sora. "Concentrix’s adoption of Sunnyville, an urban…

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Quebec's growers and suppliers launch promotional campaign

"We want to double the production of greenhouse fruits and vegetables over a five-year period"

As a result of Covid-19, the Government of Quebec has re-examined its priorities in order to promote economic recovery. Among these priorities is food self-sufficiency. Being able to eat locally, year-round, is a viable solution to come closer to food self-sufficiency, and this is the objective that…

Philippines: Muntinlupa launches first intensive hydroponics city farm

The local government of Muntinlupa, Philippines, in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture-Extension Services Office (DA-ESO), has launched the city demonstration or demo farm, the first local government unit (LGU)-operated intensive hydroponics system in Metro Manila. Mayor Jaime Fresnedi led…

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US (KY): school gets second hydroponic greenhouse

Students taking courses in Whitley County Large School’s vocational-agricultural department will soon have accessibility to the next hydroponic greenhouse method, thanks to steps taken by the school board Thursday evening. In March, the board authorized a new hydroponic system, which Superintendent John…

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Harwood Elementary builds new greenhouse

Harwood Elementary received a $35,000 grant from the CHC Foundation to build a greenhouse at the school. With that, Harwood Elementary Principal Don Fryberger stated, the CHC Foundation has fully funded their project. The funds are for the greenhouse, excavation, and electricity to get a basic greenhouse…

Dan Branson and Bert Mucci of Mucci Farms on the company’s mission to expand

“Domestically grown produce has become a necessity”

Year after year, demand for local produce is consistently on the rise as consumers have always preferred to support local farmers and businesses wherever they can. “Although this sentiment continued during the pandemic, domestic production has steadily but quickly transitioned from preference to…

"The Chinese berry industry is gradually changing"

Although China started rather late on greenhouse agriculture, the government introduced several policies that support the development of this industry in more recent years. Moreover, the living standards of people are rising, and so is their attention for food safety and demand for high-quality…

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China: The growing industry of Shuyang

There are many greenhouses in Shuyang County, located in the East of China. Here, pitaya's, citrus fruits, and grapes, among others, are grown. In total, there are 15 hectares of solar and glass greenhouses, 2 hectares of cold storage, and 1.000 m2 of sorting centers, with more than 200 employees.…

Producing low-carbon greenhouse crops

5% of the UK’s consumption of tomatoes comes from one large-scale environmentally friendly greenhouse project completed last year. Located in East Anglia, near Norwich, the greenhouse area consists of 16 hectares of growing space (two greenhouses of 7 and 9 hectares each). Whereas a typical greenhouse…

Successful completion logistical system and robotics at new greenhouse

The rebuilding and expanding of the existing facility of indoor flowers, fresh-cut herbs, and potted edibles grower Rocket Farms in California was completed in May 2021, and is up and running and proved successful. Bosman Van Zaal, together with sister company Crea-Tech International, realized the…

Hangzhou citizens can use their mobile phones, and robots to plant vegetables

With the help of 5G technology, the Tanjiawan Yunshang Agricultural Experimental Site in Wuzhen has digitally upgraded agriculture, and ordinary citizens can also grow vegetables in the "cloud". The robot team has taken over most of the labor such as fertilization, spraying medicine, and farming, which…

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A 2 hectare aquaponics greenhouse is being built in Bahrain

A new 2-hectare aquaponics greenhouse is being built in Bahrain. The greenhouse is a second-phase expansion; in 2016, a 1-hectare aquaponics greenhouse was already built. The farm already standing has played an important role in the food supply of the region. Once the expansion is ready, the greenhouses…

Montgomery High School invests in greenhouse

Sustainable growing practices are becoming increasingly important in the world of agriculture and horticulture. Within school systems, efforts are being made to teach students about growing techniques and sustainability in crop production, especially in more rural areas. Many districts have either…

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UK: Hydroponic- and vertical fruit farm planned for North Yorkshire fields

A proposal, combining the modern farming technique of hydroponics with a bespoke holiday chalet development, could see farmers from around the world attending courses to learn about growing crops without soil. Red Roofs aims to grow wheatgrass, fodder, and microgreens using hydroponics. While most…

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Tibet: Hypoglycemic peppers grow high above sea level

Luoxu Town, which is 3,600 meters above sea level, has lush green trees and a relatively mild climate compared to the wasteland surrounding the county seat at 4200 meters above sea level. It is a popular place for modern agriculture to settle down. Intelligent vegetable greenhouses have been built, and…

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China: New 35.000m2 vertical farm has opened

There is a new 'plant factory' in the North of China. This vertical farm grows without daylight, using artificial lighting instead, and uses nutrient solutions instead of soil to raise the plants. The climate conditions in the 'factory' are adjusted automatically based on what the plants need. The farm…

Pat Peroni greenhouse honors dream of late Davidson professor

The Pat Peroni Greenhouse in Davidson, North Carolina, is in its final stages of construction. It will offer climate control, automated shades, and grow lights. More so, it will offer a new space for students in the classrooms below to conduct research that has not been possible here before.“Students are…

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Philippines: Aklan university seeks to grow soilless plants

To further increase the Philippine Aklan province’s food sufficiency efforts, the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas recently turned over a P1-million greenhouse facility with hydroponics to the Aklan State University (ASU). Fresh lettuce was the first greenhouse crop harvested from the…

A look inside a hydroponics farm in India

In Maharashtra, India, a 1.5-acre hydroponics farm is growing turmeric. They are grown in grow bags, as well as in vertical racks to optimize all the space they have. Take a look for yourself in the video below.

Expansion for Georgian greenhouse zone

The Imereti Agro Zone in Georgia is about to be expanded. LLC Imereti Agro Zone announces the second stage of the 220 hectare Greenhouse Cluster Development project (GHCD) to be developed in Imereti region, Georgia.  "On November 1st, 2021, we have launched the formal Request for Proposal (RfP) process," says…

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How tomatoes are grown in Iceland in a highly sustainable greenhouse

It may sound strange to see a fruit or vegetable usually associated with temperate climate growing just a few miles south of the Arctic Circle, yet this is what happens in Iceland with tomatoes. Tomatoes are not a traditional product of Iceland; it is impossible to grow them outdoor on the island, as it…

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How to avoid condensation: strategies in greenhouses

Crops require a favorable environment in which they can reach the maximum possible production, as long as it is not at the expense of their organoleptic properties. The purpose of climate control, combined with the rest of the equipment, is to manipulate the environment in the greenhouse to provide…

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Voronezhsky greenhouse in Central Russia to grow 12 tomato hybrids

GC Voronezhsky is a high-tech greenhouse located not far from Bobrov city, in the center of Russia. Like all other greenhouses by Eco-kultura, Voronezhsky is equipped with IoT instruments, supporting an ideal microclimate for proper plant growth and development. The enterprise makes use of bio protection…

"The most interesting project in my career as a horticulture specialist'

Converting a cannabis greenhouse to a strawberry facility

As quick as cannabis was being catapulted in the last years ago, just as fast it got back to more normal growth in the horticulture world. Big cannabis players didn’t want to lose any time and invested millions of dollars in the older greenhouse to produce cannabis to be in production as fast as…

Design and build of £7m strawberry growing glasshouse

The CambridgeHOK team was approached by Berry Farming in Arundel, West Sussex as they had developed a new growing system for strawberries and were in need of a bespoke glasshouse designing and building. "A key aspect of the challenge presented to us was to ensure the light coming into the glasshouse was…

15th anniversary for Havecon

Recognize this greenhouse builder?

On November 9th 2006, Havecon Kassenbouw was founded by Aad Voorwinden and Henk Verbakel. 15 years later, Havecon has grown into an international top player in the realization of Turn-key horticultural projects. This article, written by Havecon, takes you through a piece of history about the origin and…

Tomato breeders put new greenhouse into operation

This autumn, phase 1B of the GreenEx breeding site of BASF Vegetable Seeds in Nunhem went into operation. This is one hectare for tomato breeding. A video on LinkedIn shows the first crops growing. The greenhouse, successor of a traditional greenhouse in Roggel, is equipped with technology for autonomous…

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CAN: Upper Canada Growers get approval for new Essex greenhouse

A rare build in the Town of Essex: the council has approved a greenhouse to be built on Ridge Rd. in Colchester. Director of Development Services Lori Chadwick says, while greenhouses are common in other municipalities, it is not every day Essex gets one. "Not often do we hear about greenhouses being…

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AU: Cowra glasshouse to pioneer pasture and crop research

On November 2, Minister of Agriculture Adam Marshall and Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke opened a $2.1 million glasshouse precinct at the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Cowra Agricultural Research and Advisory Station. Mr. Marshall said the new facility would advance the State’s research…

Renovating a Victorian conservatory glasshouse

CambridgeHOK recently renovated a Victorian conservator glasshouse.  Originally constructed in the late 19th century and rebuilt again in 1930, the Victorian conservatory had fallen into a state of disrepair after previously being used to house reptiles. Now, it now provides a useable space that visitors can…

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Growing in a floating salt-resistant greenhouse

Japanese start-up N-ARK combines salt-tolerant technology with sea-adapted architecture to tackle the issues of sea-level rise and salt damage, which are worsening progressively due to climate change. In partnership with agritech R&D company Cultivera, the new firm aims to build a prototype of a floating…

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The advantages of polycarbonate greenhouse kits

Polycarbonate -  a naturally transparent thermoplastic that can transmit light on a similar level to glass, but with the added benefit of being far stronger and resilient than other types of plastic - offers greenhouse growers a cost-effective cladding that can help them produce at the highest level.  Polycarbonate greenhouse…

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Greenhouse in Shanghai successfully plants bananas on water

At Kaitaiyu Base in Shanghai, a special greenhouse has been built inside another greenhouse for tropical fruits. Although it can be cold in the winter, the temperature in the greenhouse can be kept at 10°C and even above in this way. Moreover, the greenhouse can be richly supplied with oxygen. "The base…

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AU: New greenhouse facility growing plants, jobs, and markets on North Coast

A specialist horticulture farm in the Northern Rivers will be able to build a greenhouse and meet the growing demand for seedlings and grafted plants, thanks to support from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Job Creation Fund. Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the $900,000…

Highest point reached at third new greenhouse for WUR

Just like early last year, greenhouse builder Bosman Van Zaal recently celebrated reaching the highest point of a new greenhouse for Wageningen University & Research in Wageningen. The WUR is busy renovating its complex; after 'Serre Red', the NPEC greenhouse followed, and now it is an insect…

Blackout curtains for Big Marble Farms

Big Marble Farms Inc. announced it has installed ceiling blackout curtains on all existing greenhouses. The project will significantly decrease the amount of light emitted during the winter months and reduce the impact of their business on the broader community. "Having just completed a 20-acre curtain install,…

Lighting supply agreement adds 123 acres of lit production in North America

Nature Fresh Farms Sales adds 123 acres of lit production with their growing partners Nature Fresh Farms, Ketler Farms, and VineFresh. The Netherlands-based Agrolux Lighting, a worldwide supplier of lighting for horticulture, signed an agreement with the greenhouse companies, bringing a significant…

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China: "A greenhouse used to need 6 people for fertilization, but now we need only 1"

In the golden autumn of October, the strawberry seedlings grow happily in the 20-hectares Four Season Orchard in Donghai County, Jiangsu Province. There are two thin black pipes beside each row of strawberry seedlings: "These are our drip irrigation pipes, which use  integrated water and fertilizer technology…

A new agrivoltaic plant is about to open in Sicily

During a media tour organized to raise awareness of the relationship between agricultural activity and electricity production, a combination of the two emerged. Example of a plant  The area of Scicli (RG), situated along the Sicilian coastline where intensive horticultural greenhouse cultivation is carried out, will…

New cucumber greenhouse constructed in Australia

Watch how the most recent Flavorite glasshouse is built and how it becomes home to a delicious cucumber crop. For more information:Flavorite+61 409 528 489reception@flavorite.com.au www.flavoritetomatoes.com.au 

Joint venture receives financial assistance to develop Quebec vertical farms

Ocean Vert, a Quebec joint venture between Courchesne Larose and INNO-3B, has received $6.8 million in financial assistance from the provincial government to accelerate the development of its vertical farm project. The financial support includes a $4.7 million loan from the Ministry of Economy and…

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Taking down a greenhouse

The Rappahannock Area Community Services Board has donated the greenhouse at the Roxbury Farm and Garden Center site to Downtown Greens, who will put it together again after they have enough money to purchase 56 acres for their big expansion project. The greenhouse has been at Roxbury since 1987. It was originally built and…

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Serving the Hawaiian Islands with greenhouses

Island Grower Supplies LLC (IGS) Waimanalo, Hawaii, is a locally-grown company that sells agricultural, nursery, and landscape supplies and equipment, and is a licensed contractor that specializes in greenhouse construction, design, repair, and maintenance.  In 1993, the company’s Founder, Fred Humphrey, built…

Glimpse of multi span greenhouse

This is a multi-span greenhouse made by AXgreenhouse. It is part of a fully functional flower industrial park that encompasses scientific research, nursery, production, display functions, and much more. These three multi-span greenhouses are used for seedling cultivation and production, and are equipped with shading systems,…

India: Polysheet shadenet house for gardening and hydroponics

India Green Organics specializes in Polysheet shade net house for gardening and Hydroponics. The nets protect the plants both from the sun's heat and ultraviolet radiation.  For more information: www.indiagreenorganics.business.site  

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US (VA): New $17 million hydroponics greenhouse officially opened

After planning and developing for several years, Greenswell Growers' $17 million, 77,000 square feet greenhouse, based in Goochland, Virginia, opened on October 29th. The greenhouse will be producing baby leaf greens hydroponically to supply retailers in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region and support…

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China: Jiuquan Gobi Desert joins the world of greenhouse cultivation

When looking at a desert, you would probably not immediately think of growing vegetables there. All that sand is, after all, not very fertile. Yet, in the Chinese Gobi Desert, vegetables are produced, not in the sand, but in greenhouses. At less than 1 meter above the ground, the tomato seedlings are…

A look at an Israeli hydroponic farm

Have a look at this hydroponic farm in Israel! The farm is still under renovation, but already produces about 40 thousand heads of various types of lettuce each month, and grows other vegetables like celery too. 

Precision farming in South Africa

Commercial markets globally are currently undergoing rapid evolution with modern retailers and consumers placing emphasis on stringent food safety and quality standards. This is no different in South Africa. Adv. Palesa Ncholo knows this well, and in order to meet the increasingly stringent requirements…

Ontario: Update on Windsor's Jackson Park greenhouse

The future Windsor municipal greenhouse is rising above Jackson Park, Ontario. Project Administrator Joe Dattilo fills us in on the progress and where you can find out more.

French company builds second greenhouse with Active Ventilation System

French fruit vegetable producer Les Serres de Goulaine is building a new 3-hectare Venlo greenhouse. Just like the 4-hectare greenhouse next door, which was built in 2013, the new one is being equipped with the AVS ventilation system from Van Dijk Heating. “We are very happy with AVS,” grower Vincent…

A strong rain and wind storm destroyed several greenhouses in Nijar and Almeria

A spectacular rain and wind storm surprised the citizens of the Almeria region of Níjar and the capital on Friday afternoon. The force with which the water fell and the…

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Canadian high school greenhouse to begin construction in 2022

The Strathmore High School (SHS) is moving forward with their community greenhouse project, having now put down a deposit for the facility’s construction. The project has been discussed for over a year, and since June, the last 20% of the $50,000 required to build has been raised. The deposit expended…

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South Korean pilot smart farm constructed in Kazakhstan

South Korea's greenhouse-like smart farm optimized for tough climate environments was constructed in Kazakhstan, where dry grasslands and deserts occupy most of the country. The smart farm was designed to promote South Korea's equipment, manpower, and technologies, and also as a demonstration site for…

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Greenhouse complex in Belgium gets new function as 'agro-incubator'

A greenhouse complex that used to belong to BASF has changed owners. The complex is now owned by VIB, with ILVO as a strategic partner, and with financial support from the Flemish government. It will serve as an 'Agro-Incubator'. The high-tech facility will make its resources and knowledge available to…

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Solar greenhouses lengthen growing season in Pakistan's mountains

The people of the Baroghil area in Pakistan have started growing different varieties of vegetables and cereals with the help of passive solar greenhouses. Amin Jan Tajik said that the living standards and income of the people had improved since they started the new farming technique. He said almost 100%…

Wolfgang Steiner with Steiner Gemüsebau:

“We’re sharing our geothermal energy source with the local spa”

“We’re sharing our geothermal energy source with the local spa,” says Wolfgang Steiner with Steiner Gemüsebau. In their new greenhouse complex, built in collaboration with Perlinger Gemüse, they will grow completely fossil fuel-free, using geothermal heat to warm the greenhouses. This shows how close…

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US (TX): Ector County unveils two new greenhouses

As a part of Ector County ISD’S Red Ribbon Week, the school district unveiled two new greenhouses. The two 5,000 square feet high-tech greenhouses located on ECISD’S agriculture farm come after two years of planning. “When we actually had the money to do it, the bid came in over $150,000 of what we had…

New Czech tomato greenhouse count on residual heat

Greenhouse builder Horconex expressed its desire to move further into Europe at the beginning of this year. The greenhouse builder with its headquarters in Poeldijk, the Netherlands, has been strong in France and Switzerland, and still is, but in the meantime, numerous Horconex projects in other European…

Jack Ma visits Dutch greenhouses

Jack Ma, known as the founder of Ali Baba, and business partner David Yu visited the Netherlands this Monday for research purposes within the horticulture sector. The organizers of the reception, Pierre Bell and Jiayan Cai of the Flexibell Systems Group, speak of a successful visit and thank the receiving companies: World Horti…

Caeli climate control: from idea to product

"Sensor data and airflows can automatically improve climate without human intervention"

Recently, Caeli presented their Caeli climate control column. In this article, the product developers discuss the origins of the idea and what the product developers are working on at present.  How did you come up with the idea? “The idea first came to us when we were studying ‘het nieuwe telen’ (a new method…

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A greenhouse on your yacht

3deluxe recently unveiled a new superyacht concept at the Monaco Yacht Show that looks to be a gardener’s dream. The design, known as VY.01, is practically a floating garden fit for the high seas. The vessel comes complete with a greenhouse and vegetable garden that allows budding green thumbs to cultivate their own produce on…

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Berry project aims to spark a boom in greenhouse sector

Local only applies to strawberries part of the year, but a new collaboration by Sunterra Group and Lethbridge College aims to change that. “Current demand for fresh, locally grown produce far outstrips the available supply in a market reliant on Mexican and U.S. imports for most of the year,” the college…

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US (PHL): A greenhouse on La Salle University's roof

La Salle University sits on a 133-acre campus in Northwest Philadelphia, and it is home to a unique array of wildlife and plant life, from redwoods and bamboo, to salamanders and red fox. Perhaps most surprising of all is the lab that is located on the roof of Holroyd Hall. “It’s a best-kept secret in…

Supporting fresh and local products at Ogburn Berries and Produce

Ogburn Berries and Produce in Willow Springs has been providing fresh products to the community since the 1900s. Originally the farm focused mainly on tobacco as well as other cash crops, like sweet potatoes, soybeans, and corn, but when current owner and operator Sim Ogburn graduated from N.C. State…

First contours of Floriade greenhouse complex visible

The first contours of The Green House greenhouse complex at Floriade in Almere are becoming visible. The groundwork has already been completed, and The Green House will be completed in March 2022. Bom Group from Hoek van Holland is building the greenhouse that will be the center of the Floriade Expo 2022…

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US (CO): An update on the Hampton-Preston Greenhouse

Last summer, the Historic Columbia’s Hampton-Preston Greenhouse and Gatehouse project was approved by the city of Columbia’s Design/Development Review Commission, and it is now being built. It was designed by Lambert Architecture and Construction Services as reconstructions of the original buildings.  By now,…

Dutch horticulture Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Dutch answer to Saudi-Arabia’s demand for self-sufficiency in food security

From October 17 to 22 a Dutch trade mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is taking place. The mission is initiated by Dutch Greenhouse Delta, and organized in close cooperation with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Saudi Arabia and InnovationQuarter. The aim of the mission is to explore…

New £7m strawberry growing facility realized

CambridgeHOK has helped a UK fruit supplier to establish a new glasshouse facility with a new strawberry growing system. The 5.2 hectare facility has been developed for grower Berry Farming in Arundel, West Sussex.  Director Ross Hibbs says the new system has resulted in Berry Farming being able to produce…

Chimney demolition

Over the years, Olsthoorn Greenhouse Projects has demolished quite a few horticultural chimneys or pipes. In fact, there used to be hundreds of these in the Westland region in the Netherlands; defunct greenhouse farmers used them as part of the heating systems. This greenhouse demolition company shared a video on LinkedIn with…

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Why a custom greenhouse?

The design process of a greenhouse can be overwhelming for growers. From structural materials to properly integrating equipment, producing a grow space that maximizes budget and efficiency is something most operations cannot accomplish alone. However, by purchasing a custom greenhouse, growers can reduce some of these…

Irish growers turn over a new leaf with salads after mushrooms and snails

After Brexit put an end to their 24 years in the mushroom business, James and Barbara Quinn tried their hand at snail farming before settling on organic horticulture. “The pandemic has created a newfound appreciation for natural, organic produce, and I think we hit the market at the right time,” says…

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US(RI): greenhouse owner donates pumkins to local school

For several years, the owner of a greenhouse in Tiverton has been doing all he can to give back to the community that supports him. Leo Teixeira has owned "Leo's Greenhouse" for about 32 years. "I've been probably through 60,000 pounds of pumpkins so far this year already," he said. "We do a lot of mums,…

Building a passive solar greenhouse in Inner Mongolia

This could be the first Passive Solar Greenhouse built in Mongolia that has also incorporated a full Geothermal system. Simply Wild Living is the company behind this project, and in this episode, they will start with the dig of the Passive Solar Greenhouse on their homestead in the countryside in…

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US (KY): Murray High School applies for funding for greenhouse

Murray High School in Kentucky has taken its first steps in funding a greenhouse. Assistant Superintendent Whitney York said during the Board of Education meeting Thursday that MHS has applied for the TVA-sponsored STEM School Grant. If awarded, MHS will receive $5,000. “We are just starting to work on…

CAN: Vegetate Market Garden grows lettuce in passive solar greenhouse

Owners of Vegetate Market Garden Justin Friedel and Caitlin Peuramaki-Brown’s journey to entrepreneurship started more than a decade ago, when they lived in the city and had a backyard garden, growing salad greens. “We were playing around with passive solar greenhouses,” Friedel says. A passive solar…

Brussels approves €120 million in aid to transform and modernize greenhouses in Spain

The European Commission has approved €120 million, which will be taken from the recovery funds of the European Union, for Spain so they can support the transformation and…

New senior affordable housing complex in the Bronx features greenhouse and vegetable garden

 A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday celebrated the completion of a new affordable housing complex for older New Yorkers in the Bronx. The Arthur Avenue Apartments on East 179th Street in Belmont has over 170 units available for low-income and formerly homeless people ages 62 and older. It also offers on-site…

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GC Rost to acquire 25 ha Churilovo

LLC TTR Holding (part of GC Rost) has addressed the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service of the Russian Federation, soliciting a preliminary agreement on acquiring 99% of shares of the LLC Agricultural Complex Churilovo. According to  Kommersant, experts estimate the value of Chelyabinsk agricultural complex at €106.5…

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China's Antarctica Great Wall station

"Green vegetables are growing vigorously in the icy and snowy polar regions"

At the Great Wall Station in Antarctica, Tongji University has built a greenhouse that has won the National Science and Technology Progress Award. Green vegetables are growing vigorously in the icy and snowy polar regions.  The environment in Antarctica is harsh and rather 'plantless', but people cannot do…

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'Tomato Town': a huge greenhouse in China

The greenhouse of Xue Yongming, a villager in Xiquhe Village, Fancun Town, Taigu County, is full of science and technology. The greenhouse adopts water-fertilizer integrated soilless cultivation technology and realizes automatic watering and fertilization through remote control. With the rise of smart…

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US (WI): Olbrich Botanical Gardens greenhouses are being replaced

Community members gathered Saturday morning to celebrate the grand opening of the Frautschi Family Learning Center and greenhouses at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison,…

Tomato transplanting started in inner Mongolia

Kingpeng is building a 30 hectare glass greenhouse in Inner Mongolia. On October 11, the team started transplanting tomato seedlings under the supervision of the Chief Engineer Mr. Li Xiugang, Vice-GM Mr. Gao Xin, and Construction Manager Mr. Zhi Jianying. The transplanting work will last around 5 days…

Rhode Island: Plant Environmental Center's rooftop oasis "conserves precious green space"

At the Plant Environmental Center, located on the rooftop of the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, plants ranging from a bonsai tree over 25 years old to a collection of cycads - a prehistoric plant - find a space to grow and bloom. The Center consists of six computer-controlled greenhouses…

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Rhode Island: Exeter zoning inspector orders work stopped on greenhouse

Four months after Tim Schartner began building a 1 million-square-foot greenhouse on his family’s landmark farm the town’s zoning inspector, Hal Morgan issued a cease-and-desist order last week after Schartner missed a deadline to present documentation showing why his Route 2 project was exempt from…

Alabama research institute builds new research greenhouse

Research institute HudsonAlpha's is building a new 6,000 square foot greenhouse in Alabama for plant breeding research. They aim to carry out research on crop DNA to improve crop yields in the state. 

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Urban farmers to use $200K to study Newburgh's food needs

Fighting hunger in Newburgh. That is what Newburgh Urban Farm and Food Initiative is designed to do, and a new $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be used to develop a master plan on how to attack this problem. The group will hire local people to conduct research over the next two…

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Students in Brock (TX) excited to work in their greenhouse

Spring will be extra green in Brock (TX) next year, as students begin digging into their future inside a greenhouse planted on their high school campus. Senior Mya Alford, one of the students enrolled in the school’s horticulture pathway, understands the pride that comes with nurturing plants: “Being…

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Greenhouses in Kunming preserve 2,500 rare plants

More than 2,500 rare plants are on display at greenhouses in southwest China's city of Kunming, Yunnan Province. Known as the kingdom of plants, the greenhouses are a vivid showcase of how biodiversity has developed in China. The Fuligong Greenhouses in China's Kunming Institute of Botany under the…

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"NZ grower has gains offset by rising costs"

It is fair to assume growers supplying greenhouse vegetables into the wholesale markets have achieved higher returns than may have been expected. Prices are usually already on a decline as volumes increase due to the natural light and temperature inclines. In the supermarket, prices of some produce have…

Ultrasonic battle against algae and micro-organisms into focus

As every grower knows, algae, bacteria and fungi thrive in silos and basins. Algae and biofilm like to attach themselves to the basin and silo lining. Algae are responsible for the often green color of the water. This algae deposit has a negative impact on water quality and leads to additional…

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Distinghuishing various shapes of greenhouses

Greenhouses come in various shapes and sizes, are made from different materials, and may also have different glazing. When it comes to large commercial greenhouses, you are bound to encounter various types, such as raised domes, flat arch, tunnel, skillion, and sawtooth. Below are a few different types…

High-tech indoor facility to produce for Kuwait market

Australis Capital announced that its subsidiary ALPS has entered into an agreement with Pure Harvest Smart Farms, a controlled-environment agriculture company in the Middle…

GreenTech 2021 experts discuss:

Will growers be replaced by technology?

When comparing the greenhouses of today with those of 10 years ago, the technological advancements that have been made immediately stand out. In fact, with greenhouses being automated more and more, the future promises to be an exciting time for growers and technology companies alike. At 2021’s GreenTech…

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Greenhouse tomato production continues in 4,000 hectares in Aksu, Antalya

One of Turkey's main vegetable production centers is in the Aksu district of Antalya. The producers have started working on their lands again after having left it alone for months.  Now, producers started planting seedlings for the new season. Agricultural Engineer Saide Karatas, who produces in Kundu District,…

Philippine goverment pushes urban farm school to modernize agriculture

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has intensified its campaign to promote urban agriculture through the help of the private sector despite challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. During his visit to an urban farm in Novaliches, Quezon City, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said incorporating…

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NY: A new welcome center and renovation for Weir Greenhouse

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is reviewing updated proposals to construct an Education and Welcome Center at Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery in Greenwood Heights. The project includes restoration of the Weir Greenhouse, a landmarked Victorian building, and the construction of a new…

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Harvesting has begun at Cummings Valley greenhouse

Tehachapi, California may be the Land of Four Seasons, but under glass in Cummings Valley, there is just one, and it is computer-controlled to be perfect for growing leafy greens. Around the clock, 365 days a year, 14 different lettuce varieties are grown without pesticides, herbicides, or other harsh…

University launches solar greenhouse on campus

The University of Alberta and Exceed Solar officially launched the first high-tech, solar-powered greenhouse at the university in Edmonton. The Solar Greenhouse was funded through the University of Alberta’s Energy Management and Sustainable Operations department and will be used for research in…

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“We’ve combined the best of both worlds, a greenhouse with vertical farming”

Eddy Badrina knew he wanted to run a redemptive organization after selling his digital marketing software company BuzzShift in 2016. So, when investors at Eden Green Technology called about joining the company as CEO in 2019, Badrina said yes. Eden Green’s technology reduces the space needed to grow mass…

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2.8M square feet glass farm in Lancaster, CA approved

Bluehouse Greenhouse is going to build a 62-acre greenhouse production facility in Lancaster. "The BHGH facility will use a closed-loop sustainable ecosystem design to create the optimal environment for plant life, increasing quality, production, and consistency," Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris said. “Our…

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Turkey: 1200 tons of tomatoes produced with geothermal resources

In a greenhouse where produce is grown using geothermal water resources in the Cifteler district of Eskisehir, an average of 60,000 seedlings and 1,200 tons of tomatoes are…

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Hydroponics and aquaponics farm breaks ground at Grand Canyon Junction

Hydroponic and aquaponic gardening is breaking ground in Grand Canyon Junction. Resident and health enthusiast Stoney Ward is excited to share his dream. He says his mission is to help people by educating them on the system of hydroponic gardening so they can grow vegetables at home. “I love plants and I…

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Photos: Israeli bumblebees work in Irkutsk cucumber greenhouse

Tomatoes, bell peppers, and eggplants in Angarsk in the Irkutsk region, Russia, are pollinated in winter by bumblebees from Israel. Bumblebees allow an increase in productivity by 15% on average, providing a higher quality pollination. Thanks to these furry assistants, the enterprise manages to collect…

Bridge Greenhouses begins work at NIAB East Malling

Bridge Greenhouses, appointed by main contractors SDC Builders, have recently begun construction on a very exciting new turnkey project at NIAB. The project consists of a new 2,304 m² glasshouse research facility, along with 1,965 m²  of polytunnels. NIAB, located in Kent, England, has a history dating back…

Visit to Beijing HortiPolaris agricultural science and technology park

The Beijing HortiPolairs Agricultural Science and Technology Park has adopted world-class facilities and technologies to create a "cross-border" trial of efficient, green, and smart agriculture. The park covers a total area of ​​about 18 hectares, including a tomato planting area of ​​2.2 hectares, a…

Honours student develops university garden to work on food insecurity

Vancie Peacock grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, but always dreamed of being on a farm. When she was 4 years old, she said, she became a vegetarian because she did not want to eat animals. The Schreyer Scholar and biological engineering major has further embraced agriculture since becoming a Penn State…

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State Fair of Texas is trying to remedy past injustices to South Dallas via its urban farm

When 4-year-old Jonah saw the baby cucumber poking up through the dirt, he shrieked, delighted. “They could not believe it! They didn’t think it was real,” recalls Sherri Mixon, executive director at TR Hoover Community Development Center, home of the Hoover Learning Garden.  She and her afterschool charges…

Anneliese Vollweiler, Anevo Trading Ltd about soft fruit Serbia:

"Prices for soft fruit are higher than ever before"

While the gaze of many blueberry traders and producers is directed at Chile, Spain, and especially Peru, an increasingly attractive market is developing in Serbia. Thus, it is not only the European neighbors but also overseas traders who are showing interest in Serbian production, Anneliese Vollweiler of…

Argentina's largest hydroponic greenhouse

Argentina's largest hydroponic greenhouse is located in Lima, in the province of Buenos Aires. The ADBlick Agro company has 1.44 hectares with 270,000 strawberry plants of the…

Maharashtra horticulture minister visits vegetable centers

Sandipan Bhumre, Minister for Employment Guarantee and Horticulture of the Maharashtra province, visited the Centre of Excellence (COE) for Vegetables (Kartarpur) and Centre…

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Denver Public Schools will grow students’ salads in a massive new greenhouse

Picture a cafeteria lunch of the past: grey burgers on wet buns, over-cooked green beans from the can, and limp fries barely unfrozen — neither healthy nor delicious. Denver Public Schools started working with urban gardening nonprofits to turn that image around… at least, at a few schools. But the…

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Novi schools get $400K for gardens, greenhouses and more outdoor learning

In Novi, the school district is getting some generous help with outdoor education. On the first day of October, children and adults alike enjoyed the ribbon-cutting for a new “Hammock Garden” at Novi Woods Elementary. The $2,000 gift from DTE and installed by the utility allows students to enjoy reading…

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New hydroponic farm Geo Greens set to open in Hamilton

Late on a Friday afternoon in September, Desmond Hayes was putting the finishing touches on a paint job of the interior walls of his new hydroponic vertical farm facility while simultaneously juggling business calls. From painting to developing partnerships with local business owners to handling all…

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Alberta greenhouse and college invest in strawberry and tomato research

Buying “local” has become increasingly important to Canadians. However, in a country where temperatures can stay well below zero for half of the year, and amidst increasing concerns over the impact that recent climate events will have on the agricultural sector, producers are looking for ways to grow and…


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