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North American demand for cluster tomatoes increasing

Tomatoes on the vine are top of mind these days; supply of organic cluster tomatoes are in a normal production cycle currently. “At this point in time in the cycle of production is steady and will increase as the days get longer and the weather improves,” says Jimmy Coppola with Westmoreland-Topline.....

Bert Mucci with Mucci Farms discusses new innovations and company expansion

From greenhouse-grown strawberries to living lettuce and bite-size tomatoes

Greenhouse-grown strawberries difficult to growTwo years ago, Mucci Farms launched its greenhouse-grown strawberries, Smuccies™, as part of small trial. “We haven’t even had a full year-end yet, but I believe this is the future,” says Bert Mucci with Mucci Farms. We are partnering with two Dutch strawberry.....

Hail damages over 2000 greenhouses in Changfeng

On 14 May, Hefei encountered a strong weather convection, which even caused hail in a lot of areas. The sudden hailstorm caught the owners of many greenhouses in the Gangji and Qingfengling villages in Changfeng off guard. The Hefei Organic Fuxi Fruit and Vegetable Plantation Cooperative in Qingfengling was.....

Canada: Interruption to Serre Toundra’s cucumber production

The Serres Toundra, which currently has about 160 employees, have stopped producing Lebanese cucumbers for an extended period due to a lack of manual labour.Eric Dubé, President of Serres Toundra, says that they always have to stop production for a while to clean the greenhouses. The same will soon occur for.....

France: Zero pesticide residue tomatoes grown in eco-greenhouses

Brothers, Davy and Vincent Clément, are aware of the sometimes excessive use of phytosanitary products in conventional farming, especially in tomatoes which are highly sensitive. They grow cherry and cocktail tomatoes without using chemical products. Their tomatoes are grown above ground, in greenhouses......

Updated statistics on US greenhouse veg production per state

Gary Hickman of Cuesta Roble Consulting has once again updated his latest report that estimates the acreage and number of greenhouse growers in the U.S. by state. According to Hickman's report, the largest number of greenhouse vegetable growers/producers are located in the states of Pennsylvania – 593, New.....

Mazaya Agro brings hydroponic farming to Omani communities

Mazaya Oman has brought a hydroponic farm to Barka to provide fresh vegetables grown locally above the markets in Muscat, where conventional farming is not possible all year round. The endeavour is being conducted by a new subsidiary company called Mazaya Agro.The first crop started harvesting in April. Six.....

Flat Q1 revenues, GATES greenhouse forecasted to repeat 2016 production levels:

Village Farms considers alternative crop strategies

North American greenhouse grower Village Farms saw its 2017 first quarter results shrink a little bit, compared to the same period last year.Mike DeGiglio, CEO Village FarmsMichael DeGiglio, Chief Executive Officer of Village Farms, stated: "Overall revenues were flat in our first quarter compared to the first.....

Agricultural greenhouses for space missions

Future missions to Mars are getting closer. We even know that, when the time comes, there will be space tourism to the Moon. To make all this possible, however, there need to be developments in different areas, including food. That's why NASA is working to have agricultural greenhouses on Mars so that there.....

Mahitos RZ: ‘We’ve continuously improved the results over the years’

Aksenov Valentin grows tomatoes under plastic in Russia. A few years ago he put his trust in Mahitos RZ, which combines a good flavour with reliable production characteristics and with long-standing experience and an open mind, he claims to have gotten the best out of this variety.Big fruits“I have been.....

Papua New Guinea greenhouse grower back on track again

Israeli greenhouse and irrigation solutions provider has recently achieved good results with the introduction of their Crop Management Technology program at an existing greenhouse operation on the tropical Island of Papua New Guinea in the South-Western Pacific.Shmulik Hadar, a Netafim customer and greenhouse.....

Egypt awards contract for 205 hectares to Spain

Last year, the Egyptian government announced their plans to give their domestic economy a boost with the realization of more than 40,000 hectares of protected crops. Ever since, Egypt has been exploring the opportunities with various partner countries and key players within the international horticultural.....

15 acre Hydronov aquaponic greenhouse comes to Rochester, New York

VIDEOClearwater Organic Farms LLC will soon start construction of a 15 acre (6.07 hectare) commercial leafy greens production facility in Monroe County, New York. The plans were announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday. The project will make use of Hydronov's leafy greens deep water floating raft technology and.....

Greenhouses promote healthy eating for Qatar's youth

A vast array of fruit and vegetables has been grown by school students as young as seven as part of learning about health, nutrition and healthy living.Students took part in Project Greenhouse, an initiative from Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar's Sahtak Awalan — Your Health First campaign, that is designed to.....

Chinese company uses plastic additives to increase greenhouse film durability

BASF’s plastic additive Tinuvin XT 100 has been adopted by Yuxi Xuri Plastics Production Co., Ltd, a greenhouse film manufacturer in China, to make low density polyethylene (LDPE) film. The film is used to cover a greenhouse for growing grapes in Yunnan province in China.The requirements for greenhouse films.....

Number of US indoor warehouse farms on the rise

The number of urban, indoor and warehouse agricultural operations in the U.S. has grown significantly over the last two years. According to a new white paper that was presented on the first day of the 5th Indoor Ag-Con in Las Vegas this Wednesday, there are currently 56 warehouse farms, plant factories and.....

Swedish retailers shy away from unusual tomato varieties

According to Raimo Einosson from Warberg Tomat, they were one of the first producers in Sweden to start cultivating smaller specialty tomatoes for snacking.The grower currently offers 33 tomato varieties, including some less common varieties which are yellow, brown, pink or striped, along with the more.....

Spain: Ad campaign takes on false myths about greenhouse products

The greenhouse fruit and vegetable sector interprofessional, Hortiespaña, has held its first Ordinary General Assembly in Almeria; a meeting with the main actors in the horticultural sector of the province which has also been attended by public representatives of the regional and national administrations.The.....

Nearly half of the world's greenhouse vegetable area located in Asia

The latest 2017 statistics for global greenhouse vegetable growing areas by continent has been compiled by Cuesta Roble Consulting. The breakdown is: Europe- 173,561 ha. South America- 12,502 ha. North America- 7,288 ha. Asia- 224,974 ha.Africa- 36,993 ha.Oceania- 2,036 ha. Antarctica - 0.02 ha. (research.....

Heavy snowfall hits Turkish strawberry greenhouses

As a result of heavy snowfall, a large number of strawberry greenhouses have collapsed in Turkey. Growers near İnegöl, a city in the Bursa Province, have been especially affected by the snowfall of April 23.Strawberry crops are an important part of the economy in and around İnegöl. The heavy snowfall.....