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“Inspired” Earth Day pledge: green, clean, and locally grown

With more North Americans expressing concerns about long-term water supplies, The Star Group said it is taking action – announcing plans to expand its “living lettuce” greenhouse project in Coaldale, AB.The company said the “Inspired Greens” lettuce project, built on new greenhouse technologies from around the.....

Mandarin tops the list

Turkish export figures of fruits and veg to Russia first quarter of 2018

Turkey has exported 74,119 tons of mandarin to Russia in the first quarter of 2018 and generated a revenue of 42.3 million USD in return. East Black Sea Region Exporters Association President Ahmet Hamdi Gurdogan: “In order to develop the trade relations between two countries, it is imperative to lift the.....

Turkey: Cherry harvest is approaching

In Kemalpasa town of Izmir, where 10% of sweet cherry production in Turkey takes place, the growers are preparing to harvest the first products of the season and to offer it to the market at 25 -30 USD per kg.Annually around 60,000 tons of cherries is grown in Kemalpasa and the products from the area are well.....

Government should protect olive production

The “Slow Olive” festival is held on 14th and 15th of April in Ayvalik, which is a center for olive and olive oil production in Turkey. In the second year of the annual event which is organized in order to discuss olive production and raise awareness about its benefits, the participants learned about the.....

Fresh produce exports earnings up 11% in 2017

Horticulture nets Kenya €2.48 billion

The value of horticulture production rose 41 percent last year compared with 2017 on account of good prices. Market data from the Horticulture Department indicates overall sales rose from Sh216 billion in 2016 to Sh305 billion last year (€1.75 to 2.48 bln).The total value of horticultural produce exported in.....

Opening of Expovalente Níjar

Spain: "Greenhouse cultivation is an environmental asset"

"The fair Expolevante Níjar is helping confirm that greenhouse cultivation is an environmental asset, and that is why it is time to do away with the clichés of the past and show the world an organic farming system that consumers can rely on, and which guarantees a good future for the sector." This was the.....

Jennings, Florida

US: Cultiva Farms celebrates expansion

Cultiva Farms USA celebrates the completion of its new cold storage facility, part of a $10 million project to build a leafy salad crop farm.The Hamilton County Development Authority awarded a two-part grant to support the company’s growth, to employ 34 people and to build the cold storage facility. The.....

Japan: Springtime is strawberry time

In Japan, strawberry picking is a popular spring activity. When the fruits become ready to pick in early January, many families flock to strawberry farms, some even making a trip to famed picking spots in mountainous regions, to enjoy the sweet, red fruit in season.Sugiyama Strawberry Farm is a scenic farm.....

Italy: Many reasons to use greenhouses

"2017 was a good year for our company as the Italian agricultural sector continues to do well. In the first few months of 2018, we have even seen an increase in requests for quotes, partly due to the deadline of Psr tenders. What is more, the younger generations are now starting to choose the agricultural.....

20 million heads per year

Expansion of “living lettuce” greenhouse project in Alberta

Responding to consumer demands for innovative, locally grown, clean greens, Whole Leaf as a part of The Star Group, is preparing to initiate Phase Two of its “Inspired Greens” greenhouse program.The initial $30 million project, which was completed in May 2017, introduced new greenhouse technology from around.....

Thuringia:

Three quarters of vegetables under glass are tomatoes

According to the Thuringian State Statistics Office, a total of 11,300 tonnes of vegetables were harvested in 2017 in the Thüringer greenhouses. This was 400 tons or 4 percent more than in 2016. The greenhouse acreage was 37 hectares, 2 hectares or 5 percent below last year’s levels. Nearly three quarters of.....

Starting signal for tomatoes and peppers from Germany

As soon as spring arrives, producer cooperative Landgard brings the first fresh German summer vegetables to the table: these days, the harvest of tomatoes and peppers from protected German cultivation is really picking up speed. "Just in time for the grill, the aromatic tomatoes and crunchy peppers from our.....

Partnership with foodservice business

Hydroponic container farm company starts growing its own hyper local produce

A new custom partnership between retail foodservice business B.GOOD and Freight Farms will result in hyper local produce available for use in their New England locations. The partnership is maximizing on Freight Farms’ food production capabilities with B.GOOD’s philosophy of providing commitment to fresh and.....

To Canadian organic microgreens grower

Whole Foods Market awards new Local Producer Loan

Whole Foods Market will award an $80,000 loan to Greenbelt Microgreens, a certified organic greenhouse grower of soil based microgreens located in British Columbia. The organic microgreens, which include arugula, pea shoots, sunflowers, broccoli and radishes, are early stage vegetables that, according to the.....

Russia’s self-sufficiency in greenhouse veg production exceeded 53% last year

Russia's self-sufficiency in greenhouse vegetable production exceeded 53% last year, but it will be necessary to build another 1.5 thousand hectares of greenhouses in order to completely cover Russia's domestic needs, reported the correspondent of the IA "Kazakh-Zerno" citing data from the Ministry of.....

Mastronardi Produce welcomes U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to their Coldwater, Michigan Greenhouse

Yesterday, Mastronardi Produce Ltd.® welcomed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue to their affiliate farm, Maroa Farms, a 52 acre greenhouse in Coldwater, Michigan. As part of his third “Back to Our Roots” RV tour, Secretary Perdue witnessed the company’s high tech operation firsthand with a tour of.....

Affinor Growers to receive 10% of Vertical Designs

Affinor Growers is pleased to announce the incorporation process by Vertical Designs Ltd in the country of Colombia. The company will be incorporated under the name Vertical Designs Colombia and will be used to mass produce fruits, vegetables and cannabis for export into federally legal countries competing on.....

StC International:

"Our growers prefer dealing directly with clients"

"We link growers and clients directly with each other," says Jan van der Kaden of StC International. This young Dutch companyfocuses on selling greenhouse vegetables. They have a clear goal in mind: a short, transparent chain. "We bring growers into the kitchen so they can become involved in the selling.....

Dutch greenhouse season

Venlo wholesaler notes strong demand in German trade

The Dutch greenhouse season is currently running at full speed, which also has the specialized wholesalers working overtime. The Dutch greenhouse strawberry in particular has quickly become more popular in foreign countries in recent years, especially among German traders. Fruit & veg supplier Jeroen.....

To manufacture all patented growing equipment

Affinor growers signs exclusive license agreement for the Caribbean

Affinor Growers Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive manufacturing license with Cobotix Manufacturing Inc. on March 26, 2018.Cobotix plans to incorporate in Aruba to build a state of the art manufacturing plant by the beginning of August 2018 to manufacture the patented stainless-steel.....