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Greenhouse producers Anette and Peter van Schie:

"Combining Dutch/Swedish knowledge & experience to make it our own"

Anette and Peter van Schie from Swedish vegetable greenhouse producer, Gällenäs, both came from a long line of horticulturalists. Peter from tomato and vegetable growers in the Netherlands and Anette from potato producers in Sweden. “Potatoes and tomatoes are so closely related that you could inoculate a.....

Bolivia: Walipinis, underground greenhouses

The Walipinis are a sort of greenhouse that go unnoticed in the extreme climate of the highlands of Bolivia. In these underground greenhouses, producers grow products that are unfit for such an arid landscape, which has hot days, freezing nights, strong winds, and scarce water; a place where much of the.....

Sustainability, storytelling and differentiation

European tomato industry of the future discussed

PHOTO REPORTTomatoes are one of the most important horticultural products for both Germany and Europe. At the European Tomato Forum, organized last week in Germany, the industry discussed the growing competition in the market.In the current tomato industry the growth of the snacking segment is an important topic, as well.....

Leamington growers take home awards at annual greenhouse competition

This past weekend, Leamington Ontario hosted its 11th annual Greenhouse Vegetable competition at the Leamington Fair. The competition showcases some of the largest greenhouse growers in North America, and awards their produce through various categories including Hottest Tomato, Perfect Pepper and Coolest.....

Flying greenhouse from Bremen goes into space

Soon, a flying greenhouse could revolve around the Earth. This summer, a research satellite from Bremen should be launched into space with tomato seeds on board. In it, the plants should grow under different gravitational conditions; for half a year gravity like on the moon, then for half a year with the.....

Canadian growers shake their heads at talk of boycotting US goods

While headlines and social media postings continue to crop up encouraging Canadian consumers to boycott American products, Canadian growers say they feel very differently. Boycott reports and posts have been popping up with an increasing frequency after U.S. president Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister.....