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Grape tomatoes continue to push category growth

For Richmond, VA-based Magic Sun Farms, a hydroponic tomato grower with growing operations in Mexico, grape tomatoes and other snacking varieties seem to be taking the lead in growth in the category, and the grower is looking to expand production on grape tomatoes and cocktails. Magic Sun also grows…

Pinduoduo steps up R&D spending with eye on agriculture sustainability

Pinduoduo is stepping up its research and development (R&D) spending as it invests in science and technology to make farming more environmentally sustainable.   R&D spending rose 34% in the third quarter from a year earlier to 2.4 billion yuan ($376.0 million), the highest level since IPO, according to the company’s quarterly…

Idroterm Serre

A system to reduce greenhouse heating costs

The cold season has started and with it comes concerns about the increased cost of the fuel used to heat protected crops. According to Idroterm Serre, it is essential to invest in efficient and effective systems that enable the heating of greenhouses only where needed, e.g. near the plants. In the "Sali-scendi" adjustable-height…

"Better start than in recent years"

Belgium: new lit cucumber season well underway

In Belgium, there is a demand for locally-grown, high-quality products. So, BelOrta is counting on lit cucumber cultivation for the fourth consecutive winter. That is now well underway at the fruit and vegetable cooperative. At BelOrta, the lit cucumber season starts in early November. It runs until late…

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Quebec's growers and suppliers launch promotional campaign

"We want to double the production of greenhouse fruits and vegetables over a five-year period"

As a result of Covid-19, the Government of Quebec has re-examined its priorities in order to promote economic recovery. Among these priorities is food self-sufficiency. Being able to eat locally, year-round, is a viable solution to come closer to food self-sufficiency, and this is the objective that…

Mashav

Indo-Israel cooperation to build greenhouses in Odisha

Odisha is becoming a new example of how foreign policy can help achieve public policy outcomes at the ground level. To boost agricultural production and farmers’ income in Odisha, the state government plans to establish a Center for Excellence (CoE) for Mango and vegetables under the Indo-Israel…

High-pressure aeroponics to cultivate with air at 70 bar and water mist

FRM produces vertical aeroponic cultivation systems that can be installed in all kinds of buildings and structures. "The high-pressure aeroponic Vertical Farming system has a series of considerable advantages. Plant roots are sprayed with water, so the quantity of water necessary is really low. This is…

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Dutch greenhouses helped by tiny silver spheres from Germany

Last week, a call for help from the Netherlands reached "B+H Solutions Ltd" in Swabia's Remshalden: Numerous tomato and cucumber producers can no longer operate greenhouses in…

New hydroponically grown specialty berry pack launches next month

Rooting thousands of strawberry plants on elevated tables the first week of October, Oppy, under the Ocean Spray license, will launch its first-ever specialty berry pack in the Happy Berry™ label mid-December. The hydroponic tabletop strawberry concept was developed by New Wave Berry, LLC, a joint…

Growing wasabi hydroponically not as impossible as it seems

When one thinks of sushi, it is not long before one comes to wasabi. In the video below, famous sushi chef Hiroyuki Terada visits the wasabi farm, Half Moon Bay Wasabi, to…

FRI-EL Green House

Another twenty hectares of greenhouses for the largest Italian hub

Another 20 hectares of greenhouses part of Fri-El Green House have been inaugurated on November 10th, 2021 as part of the largest Italian iron and glass greenhouse hub for hydroponic cultivation in Ostellato (Ferrara). The aim is to reach 60 hectares by 2026. Click here for the photo gallery!Alessio…

"We provide the suitable greenhouses to Chinese berry farmers"

Although China started rather late on greenhouse agriculture, in more recent years the government has introduced several policies that support the development of this industry. Moreover, the living standards of people have been rising, and so has their attention to food safety and demand for high-quality…

Survey to help farmers' transition from traditional to vertical farming

What is the new role of farmers in the future?

“I noticed that there’s a lot of questions about vertical farming from traditional farmers,” says Christine Zimmerman-Loesll, Chairwoman at the Association for Vertical Farming. She was recently invited to speak at an annual meeting of the Bavarian agriculture society.  During the event, the delegates raised…

Improved loss function-based prediction method of extreme temperatures in greenhouses

The prediction of extreme greenhouse temperatures to which crops are susceptible is essential in the field of greenhouse planting. It can help avoid heat or freezing damage and economic losses. Therefore, it is important to develop models that can predict them accurately. Due to the lack of extreme…

First Dutch lit-cultivation cucumbers

In the Netherlands, on Saturday, November 6, Qcumber Optimize Nature delivered its first lit-cultivation cucumbers to The Greenery. The Greenery offers a complete assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables. To be able to supply this to customers year-round, The Greenery works closely with its growers. "We…

FreshPlaza November Special -Greenhouse

This month FreshPlaza will be will be highlighting greenhouses and greenhouse tech in our special. Is your company involved in this sector? Do you have new and exciting technology and systems for greenhouses?  We would love to hear from you for our November special section. You can send us some information…


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