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Niels Klapwijk and Paul Schockman join NatureFresh, Canada

After years in the Dutch fresh produce sector at Levarht in Aalsmeer, Niels Klapwijk and Paul Schockman recently moved to Canada to start for greenhouse vegetable giant NatureFresh Farms. “A great adventure with a fantastic company!”“I have known NatureFresh for a few years already,” Niels starts. “I was.....

Scientists increase nutrients in factory vegetables to increase consumer appeal

Vegetables grown in a factory with no pesticide chemicals might be safer to eat than field-grown vegetables, but consumers are still reluctant to bite. To correct this, Kyoto Prefectural University has a nutritious sales pitch it hopes will make them more appetizing.It says it has developed the technology at.....

Australian horticulture production to pass $10bn by 2022

Horticulture keeps on growing according to an Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences report. The report predicts the gross value of horticulture production to pass $10 billion in 2021-22, accord­ing to an Australian ­Bureau of Agricultural and ­Resource Economics and.....

Prospects point to a "very good" campaign

Spain: "The Netherlands is the biggest threat for Almeria"

While acknowledging that it is better to speak when it is over, Juan Colomina is convinced that this campaign could be described as "very good."For the CEO of Coexphal, what matters most "is the money that Almeria will have earned by the end;" hence why this agricultural season, despite all the tensions and.....

California micro kale gets macro attention

Interest continues to increase in the California-grown organic micro kale. “Supply is steady and consistent for us,” says Danielle Horton of Irvine, Ca.-based Urban Produce LLC. “We are almost at capacity and looking to expand to a second location to meet increased demand for our living products.”Urban’s.....

California micro kale sees macro attention

Interest continues to increase in California-grown organic micro kale. “Supply is steady and consistent for us,” says Danielle Horton of Irvine, Ca.-based Urban Produce LLC. “We are almost at capacity and looking to expand to a second location to meet increased demand for our living products.”Urban’s kale is.....

Local Roots showcases traveling indoor farm

Local Roots Farms will debut the world’s first traveling indoor farm at SXSW, March 11-15, 2017. Built inside a 40’ shipping container, the mobile farm uses a proprietary form of hydroponic technology to grow leafy greens equal to five acres of land, 365 days a year, with up to 99% less water than.....

Super greenhouse offers unprecedented scale of control in Australia

Farmers are predicting a Canadian super greenhouse will be a game changer for Australian horticulture, giving growers control over the weather on an unprecedented scale.The house has climate-controlled retractable roof panels and walls which shield vulnerable crops from volatile and destructive weather, or.....

Successful implementation of 'Fruit Network' in Rongcheng

A few days ago, Rongcheng city in Shandong province succeeded in making the first 'fruit network + cultivation greenhouses' model operational. In order to improve the management of the modern agricultural industry, the city of Rongcheng invested almost 1 million RMB to all high-efficiency, ecological.....

UK supermarket has year-round British salad leaves.

UK supermarket Waitrose, will grow British salad leaves all year round. The new and innovative growing system is a UK first and has been in development since 2014.The leaves are grown in a 1.5 hectare glasshouse which uses state-of-the-art energy production systems that run efficient LED lighting, heating.....

Super greenhouse offers unprecedented scale of control in Australia

Farmers are predicting a Canadian super greenhouse will be a game changer for Australian horticulture, giving growers control over the weather on an unprecedented scale.The house has climate-controlled retractable roof panels and walls which shield vulnerable crops from volatile and destructive weather, or.....

BayWa invest €30 million in greenhouse vegetables in UAE

The German-based BayWa AG, with agriculture as one of its core businesses, has tied up with the Abu Dhabi-based Al Dahra Holding LLC, a leading international agribusiness company, to set up a new project in the UAE.BayWa AG and Al Dahra Holding LLC today unveiled the €30 million project. The new entity, Al.....

Speaker program launches for Hort Connections 2017

With only three months to go before Hort Connections kicks off on Monday 15 May, all signs are pointing towards the event being a good opportunity to for businesses in 2017 including growers, packers, retailers, wholesalers, suppliers, processors and importers / exporters. The Hort Connections conference.....

Ukrainian hothouse growers look for success in EU

Although still facing some challenges, Ukrainian hothouse growers have been seeing a lot of success in the last few years. As many of the unprofitable hothouses using old technology are closing, they are being replaced with new and modern facilities using Dutch technology, which are much more productive and.....

2.2m tons of vegetables to be produced in Iran by year-end

2.2 million tons of vegetables will be produced in Iran along with some 1.7 billion of cut flowers by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2017), registering close to a 31% and 25.2% growth respectively compared with last year.This was announced by Mohammad Kiaei, an official with the Agriculture.....

New Zealand: Move over dairy, horticulture is advancing

Horticulture is expanding and growing through exports. Today, 60% of what is grown in New Zealand is exported. Data shows that horticulture exports increased by 40% from June 2014 to 2016; this rapid growth shows no signs of slowing down, and horticulture will continue to play a valuable role in the New.....

Young tomato growers bring eco-friendly farming to Slovakia

Back in 2006, four young friends decided to take a leap and start their own tomato producing company. Now, a little over 10 years later, the company has grown into the largest tomato producer in Slovakia and continues to grow and expand, both in terms of new markets, but also in new developments. From left.....

Bayer to build new greenhouses in Nunhem this year

Business unit Vegetable Seeds from Bayer is going to expand its branch with 2.5 hectares of greenhouses and 17,000 square metres of support facilities in Nunhem, the Netherlands. This marks the start of phase one of an expansion plan of 20 hectares in total. The company has submitted the request for the.....