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Fresh produce exports earnings up 11% in 2017

Horticulture nets Kenya €2.48 billion

The value of horticulture production rose 41 percent last year compared with 2017 on account of good prices. Market data from the Horticulture Department indicates overall sales rose from Sh216 billion in 2016 to Sh305 billion last year (€1.75 to 2.48 bln).The total value of horticultural produce exported in.....

Opening of Expovalente Níjar

Spain: "Greenhouse cultivation is an environmental asset"

"The fair Expolevante Níjar is helping confirm that greenhouse cultivation is an environmental asset, and that is why it is time to do away with the clichés of the past and show the world an organic farming system that consumers can rely on, and which guarantees a good future for the sector." This was the.....

Jennings, Florida

US: Cultiva Farms celebrates expansion

Cultiva Farms USA celebrates the completion of its new cold storage facility, part of a $10 million project to build a leafy salad crop farm.The Hamilton County Development Authority awarded a two-part grant to support the company’s growth, to employ 34 people and to build the cold storage facility. The.....

Japan: Springtime is strawberry time

In Japan, strawberry picking is a popular spring activity. When the fruits become ready to pick in early January, many families flock to strawberry farms, some even making a trip to famed picking spots in mountainous regions, to enjoy the sweet, red fruit in season.Sugiyama Strawberry Farm is a scenic farm.....

Italy: Many reasons to use greenhouses

"2017 was a good year for our company as the Italian agricultural sector continues to do well. In the first few months of 2018, we have even seen an increase in requests for quotes, partly due to the deadline of Psr tenders. What is more, the younger generations are now starting to choose the agricultural.....

20 million heads per year

Expansion of “living lettuce” greenhouse project in Alberta

Responding to consumer demands for innovative, locally grown, clean greens, Whole Leaf as a part of The Star Group, is preparing to initiate Phase Two of its “Inspired Greens” greenhouse program.The initial $30 million project, which was completed in May 2017, introduced new greenhouse technology from around.....

Thuringia:

Three quarters of vegetables under glass are tomatoes

According to the Thuringian State Statistics Office, a total of 11,300 tonnes of vegetables were harvested in 2017 in the Thüringer greenhouses. This was 400 tons or 4 percent more than in 2016. The greenhouse acreage was 37 hectares, 2 hectares or 5 percent below last year’s levels. Nearly three quarters of.....

Starting signal for tomatoes and peppers from Germany

As soon as spring arrives, producer cooperative Landgard brings the first fresh German summer vegetables to the table: these days, the harvest of tomatoes and peppers from protected German cultivation is really picking up speed. "Just in time for the grill, the aromatic tomatoes and crunchy peppers from our.....

Partnership with foodservice business

Hydroponic container farm company starts growing its own hyper local produce

A new custom partnership between retail foodservice business B.GOOD and Freight Farms will result in hyper local produce available for use in their New England locations. The partnership is maximizing on Freight Farms’ food production capabilities with B.GOOD’s philosophy of providing commitment to fresh and.....

To Canadian organic microgreens grower

Whole Foods Market awards new Local Producer Loan

Whole Foods Market will award an $80,000 loan to Greenbelt Microgreens, a certified organic greenhouse grower of soil based microgreens located in British Columbia. The organic microgreens, which include arugula, pea shoots, sunflowers, broccoli and radishes, are early stage vegetables that, according to the.....

Russia’s self-sufficiency in greenhouse veg production exceeded 53% last year

Russia's self-sufficiency in greenhouse vegetable production exceeded 53% last year, but it will be necessary to build another 1.5 thousand hectares of greenhouses in order to completely cover Russia's domestic needs, reported the correspondent of the IA "Kazakh-Zerno" citing data from the Ministry of.....

Mastronardi Produce welcomes U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to their Coldwater, Michigan Greenhouse

Yesterday, Mastronardi Produce Ltd.® welcomed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue to their affiliate farm, Maroa Farms, a 52 acre greenhouse in Coldwater, Michigan. As part of his third “Back to Our Roots” RV tour, Secretary Perdue witnessed the company’s high tech operation firsthand with a tour of.....

Affinor Growers to receive 10% of Vertical Designs

Affinor Growers is pleased to announce the incorporation process by Vertical Designs Ltd in the country of Colombia. The company will be incorporated under the name Vertical Designs Colombia and will be used to mass produce fruits, vegetables and cannabis for export into federally legal countries competing on.....

StC International:

"Our growers prefer dealing directly with clients"

"We link growers and clients directly with each other," says Jan van der Kaden of StC International. This young Dutch companyfocuses on selling greenhouse vegetables. They have a clear goal in mind: a short, transparent chain. "We bring growers into the kitchen so they can become involved in the selling.....

Dutch greenhouse season

Venlo wholesaler notes strong demand in German trade

The Dutch greenhouse season is currently running at full speed, which also has the specialized wholesalers working overtime. The Dutch greenhouse strawberry in particular has quickly become more popular in foreign countries in recent years, especially among German traders. Fruit & veg supplier Jeroen.....

To manufacture all patented growing equipment

Affinor growers signs exclusive license agreement for the Caribbean

Affinor Growers Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive manufacturing license with Cobotix Manufacturing Inc. on March 26, 2018.Cobotix plans to incorporate in Aruba to build a state of the art manufacturing plant by the beginning of August 2018 to manufacture the patented stainless-steel.....

Wittenberg Gemüse GmbH launches new product line

Germany: 'First Luther peppers expected to start in mid-April'

After their success with tomatoes, German cultivation and distribution company Wittenberg Gemüse GmbH, now have peppers from their own greenhouses. At the beginning of this year, planting took place and from week 16 onward the company, which is affiliated to the Gog Kwekerijen in Holland, expects to be able to.....

Peru: Tecnova helps boost greenhouse agriculture

The actions contemplated in the AGRISECH project - the implementation of a new system of protected cultivation for the optimization of water and agricultural inputs in Sechura - started to be carried out in December 2017. The project will be led by Tecnova and will be developed in collaboration with the.....

Romanian growers hit hard by unexpected snow and low temps

A heavy blizzard lashed southern Romania last Friday, which is causing a lot of problems for growers, especially for those growing greenhouse vegetables. The National Weather Administration has warned that the weather is expected to stay cold through to the end of the week."The cold weather and snow has hit.....

Italy: Idromeccanica Lucchini's Multyhortus greenhouse

Multyhortus greenhouses can traditionally be considered one ofIdromeccanica Lucchini's historical models and can still be considered one of its flagship products due to their production levels and a constant demand from customers all over the world. The competitive price makes them even more.....

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Ontario greenhouse grower shines light on tomatoes in Leamington expansion

John Ketler, General Manager at NatureFresh™ Farms, is excited to announce the newest NatureFresh™ Farms greenhouse expansion taking place in Leamington, ON, later this year. Construction of a new 32-acre greenhouse facility will commence in the summer of 2018, with production scheduled to begin in 2019. This.....

Spain: Photovoltaic panels are the future for Almeria greenhouses

Almeria is the place with the highest concentration of greenhouses devoted to horticultural production in the world. For this reason, the province has recently hosted the first Andalusian Congress on Agriculture, Energy and Water, allowing experts from various parts of the world to meet and discuss the.....

180,000 square foot

BrightFarms to invest up to 17 million in Texas greenhouse

BrightFarms has selected Abilene as the site of its first hydroponic greenhouse farm in Texas. Construction is slated to begin this summer, and shoppers will find their greens and herbs in area grocery stores by early 2019.The company will receive approximately 21 acres in Access Business Park in Texas, valued.....