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Sector | Grower in the Spotlight

Heated greenhouses in La Rioja, Spain

"A big investment is required for the greenhouses, but the added value of the tomatoes is also great"

Jean Philippe, Méchinaud

“More and more operators are interested in aromatic herbs”

Photo report:

US (IL): An abundance of market opportunities for mushrooms in Chicago

Leo Bravenboer buys first grapes from historic Dutch greenhouse

Organic baby romaine added to Ontario greenhouse lineup

US (VA): Crop diversity pulls greenhouse out of hailstorm damage

consolidation in Dutch pepper market:

“We want to be one of the survivors”

Cédric Leite, Mighirian Frères:

“We still have not properly started the tomato season”

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Malaysia: Cultivating urban farming among Pasir Gudang folk

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Somalia: Greenhouse farms in Baidoa provide a secure living to displaced families

Guyana: Food production and storage facility to come up soon

Greenhouse cherry season successfully concluded at Demedts - De Mey

"We hope to be picking the first Belgian greenhouse apricots next week"

Dutch growers Agro Care and CombiVliet continue together

Merger creates 500 hectare greenhouse tomato giant

Jacques Mollentze – Up To Date

“We need a level playing field with Namibian tomato growers”

NL: 'Large international heat network in Netherlands step closer'

Pilot works out well

How about some passion fruit from Dutch greenhouses?

Charlotte Buyck, Calsa:

"Due to weather extremes, we are diversifying our sourcing so as not to be dependent on any one region"

Jocelyn Joncour

France: From blueberries to lamb lettuce

Krist Hamerlinck, Eco Veg

"Although there are fewer players, demand in the organic sector remains stagnant"

India: Polyhouse yields success for Karnataka grower

US (SD): Family business aims to share its fresh-food passion

Ukrainian company cultivates exotic mushrooms and exports them to Europe

Commercial stock photos of farmworkers found lacking

"Autonomous Growing makes me sleep better as a head grower"

Kenyatta University's INCiTiS-FOOD project promotes urban food security

Greenhouse tours help inspire young minds

expansion in cucumber

Dutch grower expands to 90 hectare with neighbour acquisition

Sandy Booth - New Forest Fruit

“In May, we were 10 days behind. By June 10th we were right back on track"

Peter Fes, StC International

"Price of cucumbers keeps pace with sizing, pepper market stable despite increased supply"

Robert Blomsteel, EDN:

"Availability of organic greenhouse vegetables very limited, prices are at firm levels"

EZ Grow Farms opens high-tech strawberry propagation facility

Grower Susanne Görtz after disappointing morello cherries harvest

"It's abnormal, the risks we have to take as growers"

"Hydroponics is our main business"

Félix Haget, Eauzons!

Tropical fruit produced in France using aquaponics and residual heat

How to grow gourmet tomatoes

Italy: "Food is partly a necessity, partly pure pleasure"

Certified organic greenhouse uses AI to finetune precision robotics

Vanessa Bersuat, Biogaronne

France: Satisfactory strawberry campaign

FloralDaily editor Elita gives birth to son

Hello little Dex!

Micro's Unilight:

"Our next target market will be sandwich stores and exporters"

"As long as your hair looks great..."

Hagdorn Tomaten
Ba-Wü: Agriculture Minister Peter Hauk visits EDEKA Südwest partner company Hagdorn Tomaten

"Cooperation agreement enables reliable sales opportunities and appropriate payment"

US: Grainger County farmer still grappling with storm damage a month later

US: Local Bounti Announces NYSE acceptence of plan to regain listing compliance

USDA officials visit Akron urban farm

Belarus greenhouse complex faces liquidation amid bankruptcy proceedings

Producer Stefan Scherzer on greenhouse vegetables grown in Germany:

“Without domestic production, imported goods would inevitably be more expensive”

Jorge López, cofounder of Germinarte:

"To extend the shelf life and go further with our exports, we have launched a line of live sprouts"

Frutania/Aldi Süd
Frutania Ltd on the exclusive Aldina strawberry concept in cooperation with Aldi Süd

"We invest large sums every year to obtain new varieties and technologies"

Fighting imports with locally, greenhouse-grown tomatoes

Two-level swing gutter system was an obvious choice

"Decision to grow organic strawberries in Ohio was a business differentiator"

Family history continued with strawberry farming

Harvest House
Pointed bell pepper market is proliferating and wants more:

"We want to compete with bell peppers"

"Plants like to be fed at specific times, in a specific way, to optimally grow”

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US (UT): "We can farm in the snow": grower grows citrus in winter

Tanja Dworschak from Bioland KräuterGut Dworschak-Fleischmann:

"Double-deck production of organic potted herbs is unique and perhaps optimal"

Van Vugt Kruiden grows along with client demand

CAN (AB): Red Deer Food Bank to develop indoor food farm

SCEA Dittmeyer Agricola
Pauline Dittmeyer at the start of the French blueberry harvest

"By combining tunnel farming with frost candles, we achieve good results"

Value has dropped by 45% compared with last year

"Italian tomato producers are underpaid"

CAN (ON): Greenhouse on Nipissing First Nation will help address lettuce shortage

NL: Jansen Paprika acquires nursery from colleague Carlo Zwinkels

Winners announced from 17th annual greenhouse competition

Harold Paivarinta with Red Sun Farms

“Sustainability will become even more integral to conducting business”

ZA: Sustainable farming hub at UJ rolling with urban agriculture

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New Zealand: Tech future proofs hort operation

Greenhouse grower expands with 32 acres in California

Australian 2024 APAL Awards for Excellence recipients announced

Photo report:

"We're catering 100+ restaurants in the Brussels area"

A second ultrafiltration system for Personal Vision

“We have a good feeling that we can now disinfect all water streams”

Jeremy Clarkson's alternative to UK national service: farming

Van Adrichem Nurseries and Van Marrewijk Tomatoes

Dutch tomato companies merge

Melons grow year-round in this 5.3 ha greenhouse in Mexico

Switzerland:

"In the near future, we aim to completely replace our open-field strawberries with protected cultivation"

Growers brew bell pepper beer

You are not a horti grower if you haven't tried the bell pepper beer

US (MS): "Many restaurants in the area serve our produce within 24 hours of being harvested"

Fryske Strawberries continues without paternal advice

He often said, "Make sure it doesn't look too red!"

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One day, your jeans could be grown in a greenhouse

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Ukrainian greenhouse production of war time

Driving hydroponic growing in Frederick with lettuce

Cherry trees protected in greenhouses in northern Italy

Emeline Vanespen, Strawberries and Raspberries of France

“We will need supermarkets until the end of June”

Moroccan growers report weakening of ToBRFV

Fire devastates a fruit and vegetable greenhouse in El Ejido

Roland Bötz on marketing organic cresses:

"With our organic cresses, we continue to have a unique selling point"

Collecting living data by measuring plants with AI

Mushroom producer in Tatarstan, Russia, increases yield by 25%

US (ND): Hydroponic strawberries growing at Baldwin Greenhouse

Huberhof - Önsbach
Producer Jörg Huber at the start of the strawberry and raspberry harvest

"Good market position for German autumn raspberries from mid-August"

Simon Hansen, Miljøgartneriet

"Zero fungal issues thanks to better control over climate"

Update on upside-down tomato cultivation

"Production-wise, we are not far below traditional cultivation"

Putting the spotlight on California blueberry grower

"Harvesting fresh seaweed more frequently through greenhouse cultivation"

Seaweed dryer is readily available for other products as well

Sakata confirms the resistance of its spinach to the new downy mildew strain

Iris Herren from Ott Gemüsebau masters lettuce cultivation on water:

"Cultivation is now better and calmer"

Ecomeccanica's contribution to farmers in the Sele Valley

Vegetable producers have a new ally in the fresh-cut sector

How microbiomes boost plant health

Why maintaining a sterile growing environment is crucial. Or is it?

Rob van de Wiel grows Climundo:

“ToBRFV resistance was a must"

US (CA): Changes coming to Revol Greens greenhouse in Cummings Valley

CAN (ON): Weston Family funded projects sees flourishing results from Innovation project

Grønt Fra Nord opens new farm in Fauske

Norway: Maintaining import prices ‘to stay relevant’

US: Agriculture grants get fresh, local produce to families in need

"By growing on a large scale, it is easier to deal with challenges"

today in Perpignan

French growers protest Moroccan imports

Jan van Genderen, Royal Berry:

"Despite climate challenges, customers still expect perfect products"

620 tons per year at full production capacity

Thailand: Gov-backed complex of vertical farm and greenhouses officially inaugurated

Celebrating 17 years of partnership by co-branding tomato program

Vincent Elegoet, Saveurs du Bout du Monde

Tomato taste or price?

Ferme Gadbois turns to tech to grow strawberry year-round

30 years of Angus Soft Fruit

‘Run your business like you are going to run it for 100 years’

US (NH): Grants help farmers implement systems to fight climate change

Albanian greenhouse farmers continue to report large losses

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“We are looking for locations in Europe where sustainable energy is available”

Local Bounti wants to expand further

US (WA): New Pasco lettuce facility officially opened

Ricardo Ramírez, Hortícola Greenfield

"Size is a crucial factor for success in mini pepper production"

Odessa regional growers increased area under vegetables by 6.5% in 2024

US (MN): McGhee family usess sustainable farming practices

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British grower voices concern over Brexit, climate change

Tennessee

Severe weather impacts Grainger County tomato farm

Nigeria's agricultural sector faces challenges due to increased production costs

Almeria's Raf tomato producers prolong the harvest to take advantage of good prices

vollgepackt GmbH
Jörn Christiaens, Vollgepackt Ltd:

"We aim to present microgreens more as a delicacy than as a decorative item."

Italian grower exports 90% of its production

New trends in the greenhouse produce industry

Greenhouse locations migrate and product innovation continues

Kenya: Grower counts losses as floods destroyed her greenhouse

Italy: Greenhouse-grown, zero-residue eggplants to hit the shelves

Clarence Mwale – KUMINDA

Introducing Fruit Vision blueberries to Zimbabwe

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India: Teacher gave up govt job to become a grower

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German importer adds Moroccan vegetable grower to partner network