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Village Farms International and Agroparque de Yecapixtla extend agreement

Village Farms International, Inc. announced it has entered into a new, exclusive, seven-year agreement to sell, market, and distribute Village Farms’ tomato varieties grown by Mexico-based Agroparque de Yecapixtla. The new agreement extends the existing agreement between the two companies, under which.....

Mucci Farms is now officially “Ohio Grown”

Mucci Farms announces that they are officially harvesting out of Phase 1 of their 60-acre greenhouse facility in Huron, Ohio. “After years of hard work and strategic planning, we’re excited to hit another milestone in the Mucci Farms story,” said Bert Mucci, CEO of Mucci Farms. “We’re very appreciative of the.....


MYM Nutraceuticals hires Casey Houweling for 1.5 million sq.ft. project

MYM Nutraceuticals has engaged greenhouse expert Casey Houweling to oversee the set-up of greenhouse operations and best practices in growing and harvesting at the 1.5 million square foot, Weedon, Quebec project.Mr. Houweling is founder and builder of one of the largest, most technically advanced and.....

Almost 26 hectares of aubergines in Swiss greenhouses

Last year, 9,597 tons of aubergines were consumed in Switzerland. That's 1.14 kilos per capita, per year. Some 3,532 tons of aubergines came from Switzerland, the rest was imported. Aubergines are cultivated in Switzerland almost exclusively in greenhouses. In 2017, they were grown on 25.94 hectares, while on.....

Complicated start to French tomato season

The Minister of Agriculture has reported that the start of the 2018 French tomato season has been difficult both in terms of production and demand. He explains that whilst at the start of April the range of tomatoes was slowly growing, consumption was not high enough and prices decreased. Warm weather then.....


Years of perseverance pay off for organic greenhouse pioneer

Innovations abound at Origin Organic Farms, where this season’s focus is on greater cucumber and colored bell pepper volumes, and a steadfast commitment to developing and growing in the soil that coaxes out the best flavor.“In 1997, I founded a hydroponic greenhouse operation that focused on growing.....

Eminent Seeds:

"We look for that stand-out product in every growing cycle"

It is almost the end of May. That means that, at Eminent Seeds in the Netherlands, the first crops are almost ready. At the beginning of June, all the experimental plants in the greenhouses will be cleared out. This is to make way for the cultivation of the next generation and crossbreeds. Of course, seeds.....

After soilless babyleaf, here's hand-less babyleaf

Little Leaf Farms, one of the largest growers of hydroponic baby greens in North America, has officially opened its expanded greenhouse in Devens, Massachusetts this week. The expansion doubles the size of the greenhouse from 2.5 acres to 5 acres, and more than doubles its annual production of baby greens......

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Goutini tomato: Large, but full of flavour

The tomato industry has been trying for years to find a tomato that's big in size but still packed with flavour. It's the holy grail everyone's looking for, and people think it has been found in the Goutini tomato.The Goutini is very exciting because it’s the size of a smallish beefsteak tomato but with an.....

US Tri-state area

No pesticides and 95% less water - the indoor farming revolution

Indoor farming is not really that new, the most prevalent example being that of greenhouses. A New York based company is taking the concept to another level. Bowery, which launched just last year, has started up their concept of vertical indoor farming by acquiring warehouses in urban areas and turning them.....

Balearic Islands

Two greenhouses to study the pathogenicity of the Xylella fastidiosa

The Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Fisheries has established two biosecurity greenhouses in the experimental farm of Sa Granja in order to study the pathogenicity of Xylella fastidiosa in 17 varieties of almond, 19 vineyards, 29 olive tree, and in Aleppo pine, juniper, holm oak, and the broad-leaf.....

Ruben Houweling with Houweling’s Tomatoes

“About 80 percent of our propagation material goes out to the industry”

Located in Delta, BC, Houweling’s grows tomatoes, cucumbers and bell peppers from seed to harvest. “We like to maintain as much control as we can from the selection of seeds all the way to harvest,” says Ruben Houweling as he gives a tour of the company’s 20-acre propagation area. “About 80 percent of the.....

Uzbekistan starts growing bananas

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev during his working visit to Andijan region got acquainted with the opening of a banana and tomato greenhouse, the President's press service said.A Limited Liability Company organized the greenhouse using the method of hydroponics, installed equipment from the Turkish.....

Efficiency of LED lighting in greenhouses put into doubt

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) recently conducted an evaluation of the energy and economic efficiency of LED luminaires for horticultural applications, compared to high pressure sodium (HPS) and metal halide (MH) luminaires. The results, recently published in a complete report, show conclusions that are.....