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Greenhouse cucumbers flood market in Kurdistan

Farmers in the Kurdistan Region have devoted large amounts of space in their greenhouses to the cultivation of cucumbers, leading to a decline in cucumber prices in the market. The Ministry of Agriculture is planning to make up for this drop in price by exporting the product to the United Arab Emirates. In.....

Greenhouse program supports year-round availability of eggplants

“About three years ago, we started transitioning from open-field eggplants to greenhouse grown,” says Craig Slate with SunFed. “Starting with our upcoming summer crop, all our eggplants will be greenhouse grown, completing our year-round program,” he added. The eggplants are grown in mid-tech greenhouses, also.....

New production methods

China and the Netherlands unite to build high standard greenhouses

"We started building our modern greenhouses for tomatoes and lettuce, a joint project with Prins Group, at the beginning of April. We are on schedule right now, so the whole project should be done around the end of September. We expect that the first batches of tomatoes and lettuce will enter the market around.....

Strong quality, but mixed volume reports on Ontario bell pepper production

While reports of Ontario bell pepper production vary slightly, pepper growers agree demand remains solid.“We’re having record yields this year,” says Jordan Kniaziew of Leamington, Ont.’s Zing! Health Forward. “We’re not through the full season yet but we’re seeing a substantial increase in supply across all.....

"We will decide at the beginning of 2018 if this experiment will be international or regional"

Dutch royal couple introduced to City Farming in the "Polder" at Fresh-Care Convenience

Fresh-Care Convenience have only been in their new premises at De Poort Industrial Area in Dronten for a month. This did not stop King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima from having a look at the high care vegetable processing plant on Thursday, 29 June, whilst on a business trip to Flevoland. ""We are very.....

NatureFresh Farms mobile greenhouse impacting purchasing decisions

The heat of the summer is settling in across the Midwest though this has not deterred NatureFresh Farms’ mobile greenhouse tour from missing a beat. They have already completed nearly 50 #GreenInTheCity events since mid-April where consumers could learn more about how greenhouse vegetables are grown. “The.....

Spain: Planasa invests in innovative glass greenhouse in Navarre

Planasa, the European leader in the fruit and vegetable sector, has acquired a 10 hectare greenhouse in Milagro in order to acclimatise the laboratory plants for the subsequent production of fruit. Besides, the company will also build a 600 square metre in-vitro production centre in the same area.In its quest.....

South African Urban Agri Summit to showcase vertical farming

International experts, regional authorities, investors and stakeholders from the agriculture sector will gather on September 7-8 in Johannesburg, South Africa for the inaugural Urban Agri Summit 2017. The two-day event will serve as a springboard to support the successful launch of Vertical Farming, Greenhouse.....

Spanish greenhouse cultivation growing quickly

The surface of irrigated agriculture in Spain has slowly increased since 2006 and at the end of 2016 the total surface was 3,655,417 ha.The irrigated greenhouse cultivation, and the cultivation of crops such as olive and almond trees, grew most last year.According to the questionnaire on surface and.....

Does vertical farming make sense?

With increased urbanization, vertical farms are often advertised as the food production method of the future. But can we feed the world with fancy lettuce? This, and many other topics provided food for thought at yesterday's Vertical Farming Conference in the Netherlands. A broad audience with architects,.....

Greenhouse pioneer featured in Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations

Celebrating Canada’s 150th also includes celebrating the industry leaders which Canada is known for. This includes the booming greenhouse business in which Canada is a major player. Recently, the National Post, a national news source in Canada, featured a pioneer in the industry, Mastronardi Produce and the.....

Green vegetables of soilless cultivation are sold to partners, like Starbucks and Disney

Hong Kong Aquagreen Valley cooperates with Rijk Zwaan

Can you still grow salads, tomatoes and other green vegetables without soil, pesticides and fertilizer? It can be done with a technology called soilless cultivation. Aquagreen Valley, with its headquarters in Hong Kong, now uses seeds from the Dutch company Rijk Zwaan to plant in Huidong. On 26 June, Mrs......

Spain: Over 2,000 hectares of greenhouses for organic production in Almeria

The Council of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development of Andalusia continues betting on the improvement and control of the horticultural production in order to guarantee the maintenance of an environmentally-friendly agricultural production system. To illustrate this, it has highlighted that Almeria has.....

Rethinking hydroponic berry production

After analyzing current problems in existing container and hydroponic systems, product designer Israel Holby started to rethink berry substrate production. He came up with a unique design that allows for better fertigation management and oxygen uptake at the plant's roots. With this idea he founded his company.....

JD.com starts greenhouse venture with Mitsubishi Chemical

Chinese e-commerce heavyweight Jingdong Group and Japan's Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings have joined forces to grow vegetables in high-tech hothouses for fresh deliveries to consumers in China.Jingdong, best known for JD.com, will start a vegetable factory in the Tongzhou district of Beijing under a partnership.....

Sunset to pick first Michigan-grown English cucumbers

SUNSET® is continuing to grow its successful local program, this time with an additional 12 acres in Michigan for the 2017 season, all in time for summer. “Since opening our Coldwater greenhouse facility in 2012, we’ve been filling a growing customer need for fresh, local produce all year long,” shared CEO.....