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Grown in self-contained, sustainable hydroponic greenhouses

Demand for local butter lettuce good in Louisiana

Tapping into the local food supply trend, one Louisiana-based grower is seeing a demand for its product, butter lettuce, grow in a new type of greenhouse. “We’re greenhouse grown so our supply of butter lettuce right now is great,” says Kohlie Frantzen of Helical Outpost Farms, LLC. “A recent cold snap wiped.....

Iran: Fifth place in global vegetable output

Iran has 900,000 hectares under vegetable cultivation and produces about 28 million tons of different kinds of vegetables per year. This makes it the seventh and fifth in the world in terms of land under cultivation and volume of production respectively, according to the chairman of the Horticultural Science.....

Trying to tackle tomato surplus

Jordan and Turkey discuss cooperation

Last Tuesday, the Jordanian Minister of Agriculture, Khaled Hneifat, urged Turkey to accelerate its implementation of joint agricultural agreements.During talks with Turkish ambassador Murat Karagoz, Hneifat said the government penned several accords with Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) to.....

Regionally grown greenhouse products dominate at wholesale and weekly markets

'German lamb's lettuce is unrivaled'

During the winter months, the demand in the salad area is much lower than in the summer. Nonetheless, lamb's lettuce from domestic soil is very popular among German consumers. Although there are lettuces from southern Europe on the market, German consumers prefer the regional product from local cultivation......

Representative of Dutch greenhouse horticulture visits Almeria

Her name is Marga Vintges and she is a strategy consultant for Westland, the Dutch region that includes the triangle formed by the cities of The Hague, Rotterdam and Hoeck van Holland. These days, she has been visiting the Spanish province of Almeria to learn about the local fruit and vegetable production.....

Croatia - the next big player in vegetable production?

With recent EU investments in agriculture and a vast unspoiled land, with huge reserves of water and human resources, Ivan Obrovac from Brana d.o.o., said that there is an enormous potential in Croatia.“There is a lot of investment in primary production in Croatia and I hope that it will be recognized in the.....

1.4 million square foot acreage

CAN (ON): Aphria partners with Double Diamond to grow cannabis

Aphria has entered a strategic relationship with Double Diamond Farms to provide an additional 120,000 kgs of annual cannabis production. The deal accelerates Aphria’s capacity increase by over a year versus building out its existing 100-acre site. Combined with Aphria’s existing expected cannabis production.....

Project EDEN ISS: Arrival on the eternal iceshelf

Greenhouse reaches the Antarctic

"Now that we have unloaded at the ice shelf edge, we are under construction," says EDEN-ISS project manager Daniel Schubert. "We could hardly wait, landing on the Antarctic continent as a four-person construction team, right before Christmas." Over the next few weeks, the team from the German Aerospace Center.....

Argentina: A smart greenhouse for urban crops

Two young entrepreneurs who graduated from the UBA have developed smart hydroponic greenhouses (i.e. greenhouses that use mineral solutions instead of soil substrate to cultivate their crops). This invention allows people to produce healthier vegetables in 50 square meters, on the terraces of the buildings, in.....

Swiss supermarkets prefer the better protected pre-packed tomatoes

“Waste of unpackaged tomatoes too high”

During the last weeks, the import of Spanish vegetables has continued to increase. After the cold December weather, in important agricultural regions such as Almería and Murcia, the quantity of popular vegetables, such as sweet peppers, cucumbers, and of course tomatoes, has increased to a satisfactory level......

Diego Camacho

"Despite the hail storm we managed to grow 310 pieces per m2"

Village Farms in Monahans (Texas) produced 310 cucumbers per m2 with the variety Verdon RZ from Dutch-based breeding company Rijk Zwaan in 2017. Village Farms has been growing Verdon as standard variety for more than 3 years now. The crops in the 12 ha greenhouses are successfully managed by Diego Camacho and.....

Small footprint produce

Farm-in-a-box technology benefits farmers

While many companies are taking on the business venture of setting up containerized hydroponic growing, others have been at it for a few years now. An increase too in producing micro greens and lettuces – even flowers - makes the prospect of owning a self-contained agriculture unit appealing for many types of.....

El Eljido

Spain: Tornado destroys 200 hectares of greenhouses

VIDEOA tornado demolished a large area of greenhouses inEl Eljido, Spain, on Saturday. First estimates suggest an acreage of 200 hectare being damaged and demolished. Photos and videos of the tornado show complete covers being torn apart.Photo: Murgi Verde, aSpanish cooperationPepper cultivationEl Ejido is located.....

"Buy local" trend boosting Swedish cucumber production

2 January marked the start of the Swedish greenhouse cucumber season, with the first harvest from Thomas Andersson in Nyhamnsläge."The volume is initially 40-50 tonnes per week and then rises during the second half of February. The volume is enough to cover domestic demand and around 90,000 cucumbers will be.....