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Planned greenhouses to help Dominica's recovery after Hurricane Maria

Dominica is on its way to recovering its agricultural sector after Hurricane Maria devastated the island on Sept. 19 with Category 5 forces.Several international organisations — the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the.....

Ohio, October 16th

BrightFarms set to break ground on 4th greenhouse

With consumer demand for local produce and value-added products at an all-time high, New York-based BrightFarms, Inc. is set to break ground on its fourth greenhouse this month. "We have emerged as the nation’s leading producer of locally grown salad greens as it continues to disrupt the incumbent salad.....

Ontario greenhouse cucumbers find fresh new markets in Asia

Ontario greenhouse cucumbers are making waves in Asia. Thanks to recent market development ventures in Hong Kong and mainland China, the results are bearing fruit, or cucumbers, to be more specific. The Asian market is eager to try greenhouse cucumbers and this new-found market is seeing Ontario’s production.....

Chris Veillon from Pure Flavor

“Marketing strategy isn’t just about the purchasing factor”

“We need to make people understand that the healthier choice is the better choice”, says Chris Veillon, Chief Marketing Officer at Pure Flavor. After he was asked what the strategy will be for Pure Flavor in the coming years.Pure Flavor wants to continue to expand their reach and further solidify their.....

Spain: Greenhouse fever in Murcia

Greenhouse agriculture continues to spread across the Spanish region of Murcia. There are already 5,584 hectares of greenhouses, 31% more than in 2012, when the acreage stood at just 4,250 hectares, according to data released last week by the Region. It is the equivalent of 7,820 football fields. For their.....

Growers to start using lights in greenhouses through the winter

British tomatoes will be available all year round

British tomatoes will be available all year round after a move to grow them under LED lights in vast greenhouses throughout the winter.The decision by farmers supplying Asda means British shoppers will be less reliant on imports from Spain, South Africa and Turkey.The technology effectively removes the weather.....

Ejidomar holds traditional lunch for partners

Spain: "Almeria is a leading horticultural producer thanks to its growers"

Ejidomar SCA has celebrated its traditional lunch for partners, held yearly around this time of the year. The Ejido-based cooperative, which was founded over 4 decades ago, brought 325 partners and relatives together to celebrate the end of the campaign and the start of the new one.Before the lunch,.....

Spanish company makes hydroponic lettuce cultivation possible in Greenland

Growing crops in Greenland is not easy. Conventional farming has no chance at temperatures ranging from 10 °C to -40 °C, winds reaching 250 kilometres per hour and ice masses covering more than 77% of the surface. The only alternative is greenhouses. But their high energy and water consumption costs compel.....

Italian-Greek cooperation in baby leaf greenhouse growing

"In the past few years, we have received more requests from abroad, especially from Greece, Malta, Croatia and Romania. There is definitely potential in these countries, as businesses are expanding. With over 20 years of experience in the sector, our team can advise our clients on the best solution for their.....

New F&V platform for Ukrainian greenhouse veg growers

It took just over 4 months to reconstruct an old Soviet-era motor transport enterprise into the first stage of a logistics center, capable of receiving and processing up to 80 tons of vegetables a day. The facility makes it possible for small and medium greenhouse producers to bring their vegetables to be.....

First basil harvest from new Kruidenaer greenhouse

The harvest of the first basil in the new Kruidenaer greenhouse has been realised. After working on the construction for almost a year, the time is finally here.The Kruidenaer works on 25 hectares with 1 hectare of tunnel greenhouse and now 5 hectares of glass. On December 19 2016 the construction of this.....

Zing! Family brings home 2017 BMO Ontario Farm Family Award

The 100th Annual International Plowing Match was held in Walton, Ontario this year and, as in previous years, as part of being a presenting partner, BMO Bank of Montreal has presented their Ontario Farm Family Award. This year eleven families from across Ontario were selected to recognize the outstanding.....