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Global Focus — Greenhouse Vegetables
Grow Group Azerbaijan:
Azerbaijani horticulture thrives, with special thanks to Russian consumers and French technology
Oil and gas-rich Azerbaijan is emerging as a horticultural force to be reckoned with thanks to good investment opportunities for greenhouse growers, such as mild temperature in winters, high sun radiations, good export conditions to Russia and of course low energy costs. The Baku-based Grow Group Azerbaijan.....
Liang Ping, China:
250 acres of Pesticide-Free greenhouse tomatoes expected by May
In Chongqing City, Liangping County, in the town of Ansheng, the Haohua Vegetable Plantation has 250 acres of greenhouse tomatoes, yielding about 6,000 kilograms per acre, with an estimated output value of more than 3,000,000 yuan. The tomatoes are ready to market in May.The Haohua Vegetable Plantation plans.....
Rick Mengers, ZON fruit & vegetables:
"Reasonable asparagus price, considering the kilos harvested"
The asparagus season started early this year. "The production usually expected at the beginning of May are on the market at the moment. The outside cultivation is around two and a half weeks ahead of other years. We're peaking at the moment, and this will probably stay this way next week, after which the.....
Peter Damen, KCB:
Good basic quality for pepper, tomatoes good as usual
Peter Damen of the KCB says the basic quality of peppers at the moment is good. On the site he blogs: "On my rounds in week 17 I saw peppersthat were sorted into the class I-1. This supposed 'better part' of the class, this not what I found. The basic quality was fine, the sorting work was often not. Broken.....
18.07 Euro per hour
Minimum wage initiative in Swizerland: vegetables would become 25% more expensive
The union of Swiss Vegetable Producers (VSGP) and the 'Schweizer Bauernverband' (SBV) are guarding themselves against the minimum wage initiative, reports the Swiss website Schweizerbauer.ch. This initiative could make labour in Switzerland so much more expensive that extra vegetables would have to be.....
Thijs Jasperse, P8:
"With summer weather comes summer prices for peppers"
Although the Dutch pepper area is a little smaller than last season, the production is at a much higher level than usual due to the high temperatures and plentiful sunlight. Spain has also had a climatologically calm winter, so the Spanish product is also still on the market and areas such as Almeria is.....
Total production nearly 7%
Russian greenhouse vegetables increased in 2013
Russia’s greenhouse vegetable cultivation industry in 2013 is on the rise. The greenhouse vegetable production has increased by 6.7% in 2013 as compared with 2012. According to the Russian Federation National Bureau of Statistics, the total output growth rate is the highest in the region of Ural in 2013 with.....
Dutch season of lollo rossa, bionda and romaine lettuce starts at The Greenery
"Dutch area of little gem is growing"
Dutch lollo rossa, lollo bionda, romana lettuce and little gem will be fully available at The Greenery once again starting next week. There is already a limited harvest from the greenhouses. For instance at Jos Sweep in Prinsenbeek. Together with Greenery sellers Dick Bakker and Barry Vermulm the grower.....
Israel introduces the heart-shaped cucumber
If you think heart-shaped cucumbers are for sissies, don’t worry, these Israeli crop growers kept you in mind by growing star-shaped cucumber as well.Grown at the Israeli agricultural town of Ein-Yahav, the cucumbers’ growing technique is kept under wraps by the farmers (but we’re pretty sure it’s some sort.....
De Ruiter delivering for Aussie Grower
Growers in Australia’s competitive greenhouse tomato industry across the country are continually looking for ways to improve their bottom line.With 30 years of experience in the industry, Godfrey Dol is a person any grower would want talk to about developing this competitive edge. Mr Dol is Technical Manager.....
Vegetable greenhouses in China leading farmers to riches
In the small town of Yaha, in Kuche County of Xinjiang Province, villagers grow cucumbers in greenhouses, under the guidance Mayinuer, the town agricultural technology station technician.With help from the town government, the village started greenhouse vegetable cultivation back in early 2004. Each year the.....
1,160 Vegetable Greenhouses
China (Dulan): Vegetable production increases by 20% with government support
Through the help of government support and advances in technology, the residents of Dulan County can now produce their own organic and pesticide-free vegetables. With originally only being able to produce 20% of the country’s vegetable needs, their production has gone up to 40%.Dulan County Agriculture.....
season starts with good Red Egg production
"Less dependent on Russia for Red Egg"
The Dutch season is in full swing and produce is ready everywhere, which also means that Red Egg tomatoes are again on the market. An important point for this year: Year round availability and less dependency on Russia. "Thanks to the great weather our production is on target. Not just a tomato here and.....
L'Orto in Cucina
Italy: Innovations lead to 'living salad' on your windowsill
There are many characteristics that make each vegetable a high-quality product but, for leaf vegetables, freshness is the most important characteristic. If we also add good service to the equation, we can see how the "L'orto in Cucina" concept is born.The project has the objective of meeting the needs of the.....