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SITIF: the Hydroponic school by AgeonTech

AgeonTech is the oldest hydroponic advisory company in Italy. A team of five agronomists specialized in high tech greenhouse advising, working in Italy and with experiences in some other countries like Switzerland, France, Romania, Lebanon and few others. "AgeonTech has a data driven approach with a well…

A Chilean startup develops an intelligent lighting system for crops

"Agribusiness requires easy-to-use technology that provides quick, efficient, and sustainable responses." The agrotech startup Paraled has developed intelligent, tailor-made…

GrowTech keeps up the momentum during second exhibition day

With the first day now in the books, exhibiting companies and visitors are today appreciating the second day of the GrowTech in Antalya, Turkey. Today, more people are flocking to the venue of the show.  Walking around the different aisles and booths, conversations can be picked up on how many Russian companies…

GrowTech off to a good start

Amidst the energy crisis, inflation, and other unprecedented challenges, the horti world has gathered for the new edition of the GrowTech in Antalya, Turkey. Interestingly enough, however, the energy crisis is not much felt in Turkey, with many growers using geothermal energy. Despite everything, a positive energy can be felt…

"They've already lowered their production and expectations are it'll remain low in the coming months"

Dutch greenhouse blackout expected to boost prices of exported Spanish vegetables

The upcoming fall in production in Central European countries, such as the Netherlands, because of the increase in gas prices is expected to lead to an increase in purchases…

"The mobility of our robot saves growers from this burden"

Mobile aeroponic system requires less maintenance and guarantees even irrigation

Everyone is talking about sustainability and ways to reduce operational costs while doing – possibly – more. A cultivation method that addresses all of that is aeroponic. At the same time, setting up a large-scale aeroponic greenhouse is a huge task. That’s where the Swiss company CleanGreens Solutions…

Learning how to be a grower:

“You don’t only have to be knowledgeable about the crop, but you also have to know how to work with others"

HAS green academy has made the headlines quite a few times, with its many research partnerships with different horti suppliers. For instance, we reported some time ago about a joint research effort with Fluence to explore dynamic lighting. At the same time, the University of Applied Sciences also allows…

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CO.SER:

"Requests mainly for single greenhouses as most large producers are waiting for a drop in the price of raw materials"

The greenhouse sector has endured shocking increases over the past few years: the main one concerns the cost of steel, which has skyrocketed. However, the prices of raw materials seem to have decreased over the past few months, so there might be a reason to be optimistic for 2023. (Photo by: CO.SER) "The…

Vertical farming underway in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, soon expanding to the Mekong Delta

"Our top contribution to Vietnam's agricultural industry is providing clean, safe, stable jobs in communities where this is typically not the case. Secondly, we are setting a better standard of production with zero chemical residues and net zero greenhouse gas emissions that we hope will encourage other…

Fatih Kördemirci, Kurt Group of Companies

“Here in Türkiye, we heat greenhouses with geothermal water, which is much cheaper than gas”

In Europe, many greenhouse growers have stopped winter production because of high gas prices. "Nobody is going to put extra gas to heat up tomatoes or peppers, so to say, because the EU needs to provide heating to private citizens first," says Fatih Kördemirci from Kurt Group of Companies. That is one of…

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Survey results confirm:

"Growers are facing significant labor constraints and current policies need reform"

The 2022 Greenhouse and Nursery Labor Employment Survey was conducted in collaboration between AmericanHort, a trade association for the green industry, and researchers from the University of California Davis, and Michigan State University to help understand the depth of labor scarcity impacting the greenhouse and nursery…

Switzerland: High degree of self-sufficiency for popular lamb's lettuce

Over 40 percent grown in greenhouses

In Switzerland, lamb's lettuce is one of the most popular winter salads and, fortunately, the majority of the greens sold are grown domestically. Swiss vegetable producers grow lamb's lettuce all year round. The hardy lettuce can withstand temperatures as low as -15 degrees. For vegetable growers, lamb's…

Belgian Horticultural Cooperatives Association figures, week 44

Tomato prices plummet, (organic) cucumber prices peak

Belgian tomato prices have been in free fall since mid-October. But that stopped last week. That is according to figures from the Belgian Horticultural Cooperatives…

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Singapore: "Rooftop greenhouse made more sense due to lower energy requirements"

“At ComCrop, our mandate is to grow cost-effective vegetables and bring these into Singapore’s food chain to offset the volume of imports,” says Peter Barber, CEO, and co-owner of ComCrop. Peter Barber ComCrop is reportedly the first and only commercial rooftop farm in Singapore, with 5 CEA greenhouses…

FreshPlaza November Special on the greenhouse sector

In November FreshPlaza will be focussing on the greenhouse sector. Are you involved in the greenhouse sector? We would love to hear from you. You can send us some information or we can call you for an interview, just let us know. You can contact info@freshplaza.com     MarketingWould you like to get some extra promotion for your…


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