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Thanet Earth completes construction of their 6th greenhouse in Kent, England

The Thanet Earth 100 hectare site near Birchington in Kent has made further strides towards completion this year. Construction is complete on the sixth greenhouse, a dedicated facility approaching 7 hectares in size for growing speciality tomatoes all year round.The new greenhouse is now fully operational,.....

Australia opens first vegetable glasshouse production research centre

To develop the next crop of horticulture growers and meet rising food demand, Hort Innovation and Western Sydney University have combined forces to launch the nation’s first state-of-the-art vegetable glasshouse-production research centre in Australia.Officially opened today by Assistant Minister for.....

Arie Middelburg (GreenMatch) evaluates the greenhouse vegetable season:

"Good year for aubergines, disappointing one for cucumbers"

The Dutch greenhouse season is coming to an end, according Arie Middelburg of GreenMatch, the advice and mediation agency. "Spain is taking over the market on all fronts. This has caused the prices for Dutch greenhouse vegetable to drop across the board. We deal with these seasonal changes every year, but with.....

Shorter days put Swedish cucumber quality at risk

In October, the days rapidly become shorter in Sweden. This means issues with the quality of cucumbers can arise. Cucumber cultivator, Rickard Jönsson’s mood is, however, positive. He is confident in the future. Although the Swedish market is not always the easiest, he does not envy his Dutch.....

Dirk Biemans, Intergrow Greenhouses:

"Just 24 hours after being harvested, our tomatoes are already on the shelves in the north east of the US"

In 1998, 'local-for-local' was not yet such a well-known term. It was then that Dirk Biemans started Intergrow Greenhouses in Fillmore, New York,with three other greenhouse growers from Belgium and the Netherlands. Since then, the business has grown from its first 6 hectare greenhouse, to an area of 28.....

Spain: Almeria's sea of plastic, on the big screen with Blade Runner 2049

The sea of plastic of Almeria's Poniente is featured on the first few minutes of Blade Runner 2049, the film with which the Canadian Denis Villeneuve has given continuity to one of the key titles of science fiction cinema. It is a bird's-eye view that lasts no more than fifteen seconds, more than enough time.....

24 acres completed

Expansion of Mucci Farms Smuccies Sweet Strawberries

Mucci Farms announces the completion of Phase 2 of their 36-Acre strawberry farm expansion and subsequently announces that Phase 3 construction is underway with production to begin in the Fall of 2018. The full project will total 36-Acres, equivalent to over 1.5 million square feet of high tech glass.....

Fortuna Frutos sponsors 'La Liane' orphanage in Senegal

"Good transition to fruit and vegetable import season expected"

Fortuna Frutos presented its revamped corporate identity at Fruit Attraction. The trade fair in Madrid was the ideal opportunity for the company to meet its suppliers and clients, at what was also the start of the greenhouse season in Spain and the Canary Islands. Marco Slobbe and Stephane Rion are in a.....

German scientist will spend a year in the cold

EDEN-ISS greenhouse on the way to the Antarctic

The research adventure on plant propagation in Antarctica is underway: On October 8, 2017, the cargo ship transporting the container with the special greenhouse left the port of Hamburg, heading for the Antarctic Ekström Ice Shelf. The trip will take about eleven weeks. Shortly before Christmas the team of the.....

Alexandre Novi of Exploitation NOVI about water-grown lettuce

“We are looking into this exciting technique”

Exploitation NOVI exports 95% of their winter lettuce. This family-runbusiness specialises in varieties of lettuce. “We have, in addition to our open fields, almost 11 hectares of greenhouses on two farms”, says Alexandre Novi, sales manager at the company, which is based in Provence, France.“We export mainly.....

UK: Retractable greenhouses planned at historic fruit business

A historic Kent farming business is seeking permission to erect almost 30 acres of retractable roof greenhouses for soft fruit production alongside a new storage building and reservoir.G Charlton and Sons is based at Rumwood Green Farm, Langley, and specialises in apple and strawberry production.Acting on.....

Horticulture sector lacking legal workers in Australia

Labour continues to be a hot button issue for the horticulture sector with issues emerging on a range of fronts including a lack of legal workers who are willing to work on horticulture enterprises.Growcom is strongly supportive of increased enforcement to ensure workers in our industry are treated.....

Peter Horvath:

“An auction is a good way to sell large volumes in a short time”

The clock is standing at 13 SEK (about 1,30 euro) but it is falling fast. In five minutes, a few thousand boxes of cucumbers are sold, and the market price for the day is set. The season is almost over. Then the calmer time begins at Odlarlaget, one of the three largest production organisations in Sweden. This.....