- European regional agent and new sales manager
- Head Grower - Owatonna (Minnesota) USA
- Teeltspecialist (Proeftuin & Veredeling) - Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands
- Farm Manager - Riana, Tasmania, Australia
- Industry Development Manager - Rocklea, Australia
- Sales Manager
- Commercial Manager | Huelva, Spain | Soft Fruits
- Farm manager / Senior grower seeking for his next role
- Fruit Export Junior Sales Manager (Europe Division)
- Crop Team Manager Hydroponics - USA
Top 5 -yesterday
- Fresh produce industry events cancelled due to coronavirus
- UN warns that measures against virus could cause global food shortages
- “Our ozone technology kills viruses including corona, and keeps fresh produce safe”
- “It’s not the growers filling their boots at the moment”
- Demand spikes across North America for oranges
Top 5 -last week
- OVERVIEW GLOBAL IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS
- 'Fresh Produce Industry Coronavirus update'
- Italy, Spain, France and the Netherlands combine their Interbranch Organizations
- Will border closures and flight reductions impact produce imports?
- Corona-Update: “We’re continuing to monitor the situation closely and adopting a precautious approach"
Top 5 -last month
More than 30,000 hectares of greenhouses operate at full capacity in Almeria
The current health crisis in Spain has tested the strength and importance of the agricultural sector in Almeria, which is operating at full capacity. Work in the more than 30,000 hectares of greenhouses and in the trading companies continues, attending to all the measures required to maintain the health…"It is the first of its kind in a high-tech environment."
Australian glasshouse producer planning to diversify into the cucumber space
A major Australian glasshouse producer and marketing company, Flavorite is preparing to diversify its business, with the introduction of high wire glasshouse grown continental cucumbers. Flavorite is building another four hectares of glasshouse, ready for planting in June 2021, at its facility in…Philip van Geest (VGI): Good demand from the United Kingdom for open field vegetables
"Greenhouse vegetable prices fell sharply after run on supermarkets in past two weeks"
During the last trading days, the prices of greenhouse vegetables such as bell peppers, tomatoes, aubergines and cucumbers have fallen sharply. "For cucumbers, 0.01 each was…Themar Al Emarat facility UAE in production
Cooling a soilless growing facility even in extreme climates
It's not a fata morgana that you see when staring at the al Kaheef desert in the United Arab Emirates - it's a real greenhouse that is realised there. The 5 hectare facility of Themar Al Emarat was erected last year. Thanks to the modern techniques and a new technology developed by New Growing System…Vertical farms are battling the new market situation due to COVID-19
"We are all in this together and we will make it"
The COVID-19 has a huge impact on many industries due to the measures taken in regards to labor and food safety. Also vertical farming has been hit by the virus as many farms deliver their fresh produce to the hospitality service. Now most restaurants are closed, they have to come up with solutions for…Florian Wolz, Franken-Gemüse Knoblauchsland cooperative
"The focus should be on providing enough for everyone, not undercutting prices"
The coronavirus has a firm grip on the world. While the food supply is still sufficiently secured, many catering suppliers are facing the end of their supplies and producers (cooperatives) are worried about the next harvest. Seasonal workers no longer want to travel in the face of the pandemic, and even if…Corrie Hutchens of Pete’s:
“Our new butter lettuce wrap kits will help consumers prepare easy and healthy meals”
Greenhouse-grown hydroponic greens are the specialty of California-based company Pete’s. Now the company is expanding their offering and are launching Butter Stuffers, which are ready-made butter lettuce wrap kits. The product line is launching today, March 19th, on the US West Coast. Corrie Hutchens…
New 6 ha LED-lighted strawberry facility to be realised in Lincolnshire, UK
Only recently it was announced that Beeswax Dyson Farming – Britain’s largest privately owned farming business – will realise a multi-million pound state-of-the-art indoor strawberry production facility in Lincolnshire, UK. Now the team with British company CambridgeHOK, chosen to design and build this…
Self-assembly greenhouse nominated for sustainability award
Being nominated for a prize is awesome and so there was already a minor celebration at TAPKIT Hydroponic systems - but unfortunately the recent Covid outbreak throws a spanner in the works. Yet the startup is still being placed in the spotlights as the program wants them to be awarded for their…Vegetable cultivation in Lower Saxony:
Onions and cucumbers are the main crops
In 2019, according to the results of the State Office for Statistics of Lower Saxony (LSN), 774 agricultural enterprises in Lower Saxony cultivated vegetables on an area of…
Canadian grown pepper program to commence shipping beginning of April
Village Farms International Inc., headquartered in Vancouver Canada announced that their Village Farms Greenhouse Grown brand of tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers are all ramping up for a strong season. In particular, the company’s Canadian grown national pepper program will commence shipping at the…
Russian retailer Magnit to increase purchases of domestically produced vegetables by 80%
Russia’s Magnit retail network plans to increase vegetable production in its greenhouse complexes by 30% in 2020. It is also set on increasing direct purchases from Russian producers by 80%. This will reduce the dependence on imported products. In 2020, Magnit plans to launch the first phase of the…Alessandra Di Maio from CO.SER
Coronavirus having a minimum impact on businesses
"Up until last week, the Coronavrius did not affect our business much and our clients only lamented lower revenues. Things are different this week and the smaller clients selling to local markets are clearly the ones in most difficulty," reports Alessandra Di Maio from CO.SER. "Our clients, however, are…First daikon radish of the year were harvested in Knoblauchsland, Germany
"We expect to be able to deliver the first volumes to retailers in two weeks"
The first daikon radishes of this year's season were harvested last Friday in Knoblauchsland, Germany. Similar to last year, the first fresh greenhouse products arrived at the regional wholesale market in Nuremberg at the beginning of March. "Now, at the beginning of the season there are only small quantities…
Cucumber prices on the rise in Ukraine
The demand for greenhouse vegetables traditionally increases before the holidays in Ukraine. At this time, according to EastFruit, trading activity in the domestic cucumber…Increases fruit size and yield
Automatic retractable roof advances cherry harvest 3 weeks
For eight years, Michigan State University and Cravo Equipment have been researching the opportunities for retractable greenhouses for the cherry industry. “We have been working on understanding the positive impact on window of supply, yield and sizing,” says Cravo’s President Richard Vollebregt. “Prior…Early salads stand out for being well-balanced, fresh and having short transport distances
Lettuce harvest on Reichenau island nears its peak
Just in time for the first spring-like days, Reichenau Gemüse starts the season with the first main product, lettuces. A lot of light and warmth have greatly favoured the growth of the greens, according to managing director of the vegetable cooperative Johannes Bliestle. Around 350,000 heads of different…Viennese Fruit Smile company offers a full range of Egyptian products
"Growing demand among retailers in major German cities"
In recent years, Egypt has become one of the most important growing regions in the world. One of the consequences of this is that more and more major suppliers are specialising in Egyptian imported goods, which is why the quantities and product range are being rapidly expanded. However, competition is fierce,…
Enza Zaden introduces new tomato varieties
One thousand operators - producers, traders and buyers - from over 850 companies attended the House Fair Sicily 2020 Tomato DemoGreenhouse promoted by Enza Zaden in Sicily. Enza Zaden Tomato Demo Greenhouse. (Click here for the photo gallery) The Enza Zaden product range includes cherry tomatoes, plum…Jörg Broschkat combines ecological and economical conditions of plant care
"Only if we can intervene promptly, can we find a remedy"
The requirements for fruit and vegetables in the retail trade are becoming more and more demanding, especially with regard to residues of plant and soil protection substances.…
Bayer opens 300,000 sq. ft. corn breeding greenhouse in Arizona
Bayer has opened a new smart, state-of-the-art, automated greenhouse facility in Marana, Ariz. The Marana Greenhouse facility is the first of its kind for the company and the most technically advanced. The approximately USD 100 million facility will serve as a global product design center for corn, the…
Colruyt grows basil in self-developed vertical farm
On Tuesday March the 3rd, Colruyt Group introduced home-grown basil from a vertical farm. The fresh basil from the private label Boni Selection can be purchased from of today in all 31 stores of Bio-Planet. Bio-Planet will also market fresh coriander within months. Fabrice Gabbato According to Fabrice Gobbato, director…
Hydroserre Mirabel acquires Serres Lefort
The president of Hydroserre Mirabel, Sylvain Terrault, has announced the acquisition of Les Serres Lefort. The latter had been placed under the protection of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-36) a few months ago. Many discussions were required with all parties involved to…
Development of urban greenhouses in Belgium
In Brussels, fish and vegetables go hand in hand. BIGH (Building Integrated Greenhouses), is the largest urban product farm in Europe since 2015. With a surface of 4,000 m²,…Zoef Yilmaz, Yilmaz Radish:
"Retail will increasingly opt for security of radish from Dutch greenhouses due to extreme weather"
At Yilmaz Radijs, the most important period for selling radishes has arrived once more. Every week Yilmaz Radijs produces high-quality radish for its customers in England, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Germany, Belgium and France. According to the grower, the weather extremes are favourable for Dutch…
Mexico: Protected agriculture can increase productivity by up to 1,500%
According to Homero Ontiveros, a consultant at GreenTech Americas, a global platform for horticultural experts, the Mexican states that make up the Centro-Bajio-Occidente Alliance (Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Jalisco, San Luis Potosi, and Queretaro) are leaders in different production sectors thanks to…Intended to modernize vegetable production
ADB approves $40 mln for Mongolia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $40 million in loans to support the modernization of government-owned irrigation networks and vegetable production in Mongolia. "The project will promote income and employment generation in rural areas," said ADB Senior Natural Resources Economist Jan…Sahara Forest Project in cooperation with Norwegian wholesaler BAMA
Jordanian high-end vegetables: Spreading to new markets
This week, the Sahara Forest Project (SFP) will launch cooperation with Norwegian wholesaler BAMA to bring cherry tomatoes and sweet potatoes from Aqaba to Norway. International cruise ships from Costa and AIDA calling the port of Aqaba are committing to buy larger volumes and extend their agreements to…
Organic expansion in greenhouse industry continues
When Nature Fresh Farms started adding organic items to its product offering, it started with just organic bell peppers. “We started out with nine organic acres in Leamington,” says Ray Wowryk with Nature Fresh Farms. At the end of 2017, the nine acres had expanded into 15 and since then, the company has…
US (MD): Gotham Greens opens 100,000 sq.ft. greenhouse in Baltimore
Gotham Greens opened its new, 100,000 square foot hydroponic greenhouse outside of Baltimore. Reimagining a portion of the former Bethlehem Steel Mill located in Sparrows Point, this is Gotham Greens’ seventh greenhouse nationwide and its first greenhouse that will provide a year-round supply of fresh…SalaJoe to go Farm: Salad vending machine to avoid surplus goods at the POS
"Even long-established companies can be 'start-ups' - We want to be innovative
Innovation sometimes comes unexpectedly and small ideas can develop into more than originally thought. Jochen Haubner from the vegetable growing company of the same name in Nuremberg recently discovered this. A "salad vending machine" was his 'crackpot idea ', only to be developed together with a friend…First German greenhouse product meets with high specialist retail demand
German wild garlic earlier than ever before
The German wild garlic season started last week. On Thursday, the first regional greenhouse products arrived at the South German specialist retailers, earlier than ever before. Nonetheless, the demand is already astonishing, according to the retail trade Gittler in Göppingen. "The daily amount is already…
CropKing and Urban Crop Solutions to cooperate in vertical container farm showcase
Cropking and Urban Crop Solutions will start a collaboration, combining the extensive hydroponic experience of Cropking with the controlled environment technology in vertical farming of Urban Crop Solutions. By combining these different experiences and expertise, both companies get the chance to develop…Gemüsebau Hahn GmbH focuses on speciality assortment
First tomatoes on the Baltic coast will be harvested no later than Easter
In Barth (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania) a large number of greenhouses are currently being demolished. The Ostsee Zeitung will tell you that these are old abandoned sites that have not been used for decades and were left to decay. Wolfgang Hahn, managing director of Gemüsebau Hahn LLC, which is located next…Erik Buijsman, Buysman Kruiden in the Netherlands:
Vertical farming - new? We've been growing chives like this for 30 years"
Is vertical farming something new? "Well, no. We have been growing chives in this way for 30 years already," laughs Erik Buijsman of Buysman Kruiden from Andijk, the Netherlands. This family business has also had LED lights hanging above its potted herbs for 15 years now. It is then no wonder that this…
"We make every effort to increase the number of greenhouses in China using Dutch technology"
Over recent years, more and more high-tech greenhouses have been built in China, and the use of high-end technologies has become increasingly common among enterprises. Whether for growing or management, more and more greenhouse growers are turning to automated solutions and are often looking for…Family-owned vegetable farm “Gietas”
Latvia: Spring has arrived in Aizpute greenhouses
Spring has already begun in the Aizpute -western Latvia- greenhouse where the first pansies have already been picked and the momentary sunshine is enough for the microgreens to sprout. Farm Co-owner Ivars Brants has been operating the family-owned vegetable farm “Gietas” with his life partner Rudīte…
Very strong suspicion of the first case of ToBRFV in France
A French tomato greenhouse has been contaminated with ToBRFV. After initial reportings earlier this week, a second testing confirmed the presence of the virus. The greenhouse is closed, the infected plants will be destroyed and disinfection will take place. In France, the first ToBRFV find has been confirmed.…Regional cucumber season started at Werder Frucht GmbH
Bountiful and successful campaign expected
In the greenhouse of Werder Frucht LLC in Bralitz (near Bad Freienwalde) in the state of Brandenburg, harvesting of lettuce and mini-cookies has begun. This year, affiliated gardeners are again expecting a bountiful and successful season. Last year, 3500 tonnes of cucumbers were harvested from around 4.6…Bart Zeevenhoven, Scherpenhuizen:
"The market for Dutch tomatoes has been good for a few weeks now"
Dutch tomatoes that are cultivated under lights are selling very well this year. This is according to Bart Zeevenhoven of the Dutch wholesale company, Scherpenhuizen. "Prices rose sharply after the festive season. Other production countries had to deal with the extremes in weather. Due to too little…Greenhouse from start-up company Greenloop should cost less than €1000
Hamburgers invent salad carousel for the kitchen
Basil, mint, amaranth, romana - in restaurant Bullerei in the Schanzenviertel, herbs and salads have recently been growing right behind the entrance doors, on the wall. And every two minutes the carousel, in which the edible green plants are illuminated by artificial light, rotates a few centimetres. "It's…
Californian growers use covers to protect their crops from harsh weather
Drought and freezing temperatures, in particular, are two of the challenges associated with climate change which have long been an everyday reality in California. While they may appear to be antithetical to each other at first sight, the experience of the State over the last ten years has demonstrated…Huang Ruiqing, Beijing Ruixue Global Co:
"Goal is to achieve Dutch yield numbers in Chinese greenhouses”
In recent years, more and more high-tech greenhouses have been realized in China, and the use of high-end techniques has become more common in the Chinese market. Whether it is for planting, for the greenhouse or for the management, more growers opt for automation and quite often turn to Dutch solutions.…
US scientists study energy neutrality in greenhouses
A new study by engineering, plant, and physical biology researchers at North Carolina State University has concluded that the use of transparent solar panels to collect energy, mainly from the wavelengths of light that plants do not use for photosynthesis, could contribute to energy neutrality in…
Tomato yield in the Netherlands is 6 times greater than in Spain
According to data from Faostat, the statistical agency of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 182,258.02 million kilos of tomatoes were produced in 2018, which was an all-time record. These were grown on 4,762,129 hectares, with an average yield of 3.83 kg / m². The…Rasmus, Biosund:
Denmark: Rosa Danica subsidiary launches organic pot plant line
Denmark is one of the strictest countries regarding the rules for organic production, but Rasmus Moth Madsen took the plunge and started to focus on the production of organic potted plants. His father is Torben Moth Madsen of Rosa Danica A/S, a potted rose grower, and in his greenhouse, Rasmus started…
Autogrow launches wireless smart sensor network into US$40 billion global greenhouse market
Leading AgTech expert Autogrow has released a wireless smart sensor giving greenhouse operators high density microclimate data to improve yield, quality and decision making. Each Folium sensor gathers environmental data including temperature, humidity, CO2, PAR, RAD and barometric pressure, which growers…
“Convenience for consumers and opportunities for growers with new lettuce varieties”
It’s not exactly babyleaf, but not a full head of lettuce either – it’s exactly in between: a lettuce variety that’s harvested between 80 and 120 grams. When the lettuce is cut just above the core, the heads immediately separate into a large amount of individual leaves and a minimum of waste is left.…
Presence of ToBRFV confirmed in six greenhouses of Almeria
On January 24, the presence of the tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) was officially confirmed in the Spanish Autonomous Region of Andalusia. It was detected in six…Alternative energy sources for greenhouse heating systems urgently sought
Only tomatoes produced without fossil fuels at Migros
Migros intends to purchase only vegetables from fossil-free heated greenhouses in Switzerland in the future. That is why the vegetable growers are eagerly looking for alternative energy sources for their greenhouse heating systems. 2018 was the warmest year in Switzerland since weather data has been…
Relief on arugula shortage coming soon
After a few weeks of tight supplies, relief in terms of arugula volume is on its way soon. “Supplies were very tight out west because we had cold weather,” says Nick Marella of CMC Produce Inc. in New Suffolk, NY. “But it appears as though that’s loosening up now. We’re getting longer days and the worst…
Television show MasterChef embraces vertical farming
Not just in Sweden but also in Italy the television producers of the popular program MasterChef embrace vertical farming. The Italian version of the television show will feature the Grow Unit of Cefla / C-LED. The Grow Unit is an indoor growth system for micro vegetables (mustard, rocket, watercress, red…
US Secretary of Agriculture opens all-electric Dutch Demo Greenhouse 2030
The Dutch horticultural sector aims to be climate-neutral in 2040. Thus, Wageningen researchers have built a low-emission demo-greenhouse for the cultivation of vegetables, fruit and flowers in an effort to find ways to reduce CO2 emissions as well as the use of crop protection agents and artificial…Two million pounds of local produce to be grown annually
US (PA): BrightFarms opens 280,000 sq.ft. greenhouse
BrightFarms opened its largest greenhouse this week. The new 280,000 sq. ft. farm in Selinsgrove, Pa. will deliver over 2 million pounds of fresh, local produce year-round in Pennsylvania and the tri-state area. Greeting the crowd of 100+ were Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding and Pennsylvania…
First UK cucumbers already on the shelves
With Brexit fast approaching, there’s a consumer demand that’s stronger than ever before for UK-grown products in the British domestic marketplace. So it was clearly a good decision for the growers at Thanet Earth in Kent when they invested to equip their newest cucumber greenhouse with growlights to…
Spanish region of Murcia promotes urban greening through vertical agriculture
Vertical agriculture is set to become the agriculture of the future. At present, this practice, which makes it possible to grow crops in city centers with a very limited use of water and a reduced carbon footprint, is proliferating in different parts of the world, and the Polytechnic University of…
Korean Air brings farm freshness into the clouds
Located on Jeju Island, about 55 miles off the southwest coast of South Korea, the Jedong Ranch has been operating since 1972, supplying produce, meats and spring water to…
Greenhouse vegetables to solve North Korea’s food situation?
North Korea is making an effort to overcome its food shortages by expanding its greenhouse-based vegetable and fruit production industry, Daily NK sources recently reported. Haeju strawberries, for example, once regarded as a specialty of that area, are now grown throughout the country, in greenhouses.…
Volume improving on greenhouse grown tomatoes
Supplies of greenhouse tomatoes continue to build which will likely bring down high tomato prices. “Supplies are slowly improving. Tomato supplies are very scarce before and after the holidays and now we’re starting to see more availability,” says David Pereira with Mor Gro Sales Inc. in Kingsville, Ont.…Massimo Lucchini's comment during Horticulture in the Field 2020
"Italian technology is the best in the world: we must have faith in ourselves"
"We did not expect such a flow of visitors, and this amply repays us for all the efforts made. But above all I am positively amazed at how this group of companies share the same goal, namely that of collaborating to try to reach the markets around the world without setting limits". Massimo and Emanuele…Miguel López, of Costa de Níjar: "We have lost 50% of the eggplant production"
1,000 hectares of greenhouses affected by hail in Almeria
"First a flood in September and now this hail storm. The truth is that this is becoming a very difficult campaign. The weather is not giving us any rest," says Miguel López, manager of the production and marketing company Costa de Níjar. The firm's producer-partners who escaped the floods have now been…
How television helped develop the Polish industry from potatoes to microgreens
Eight years ago, Polish restaurant menus mostly featured potato dishes. All that changed with the appearance of TV shows like Top Chef and MasterChef. Being a chef suddenly became a prestigious profession. "Polish restaurants delight in their innovative approach and sophisticated taste. Also, Michelin…VOEN Vöhringer sees great potential for "Zip it" system in international commercial fruit growing
"Growing interest in our zipper"
For many years, the VOEN company has been an internationally recognized supplier of protective solutions for commercial fruit growing. Since 2014, the 'protective cover' solutions of the traditional company -located in the heart of the Lake Constance area- are also equipped with modern zippers. The efficient and user-friendly procedure…
REO Veiling sells first cucumbers of the season
On Friday 17 January, the first cucumbers of the new growing season were sold by REO Veiling. With the sale of the first cucumbers, the new growing season has now completely kicked off. The product will remain available at the REO Veiling until the beginning of November. Grower Jasper Haghedooren…
Greenhouse growers in legal dispute over "Mighty" tomatoes
MightyVine, a Chicago greenhouse grower on 22.5 acres is suing Ontario greenhouse grower Mastronardi Produce over the use of the term ‘Mighty’ in its branding. MightyVine, which grows hydroponic tomatoes in a greenhouse in suburban Rochelle IL, has filed a federal lawsuit against Canadian grower…Henk van Doorne, Van Doorne Imex:
"In the Netherlands, things seem to get more difficult every year for lettuce"
"A wily crop," is how grower/trader, Henk van Doorne, describes Dutch greenhouse lettuce cultivation. "It seems as if things get a little more difficult every year. I do not…Agriculture Minister Owusu Afriyie Akoto:
“Ghana to boost vegetable and flower business through greenhouse construction”
The Ghanaian government has started constructing more greenhouses to start the development of vegetable seeds, in an effort to help boost Ghana’s vegetable cut flower production sector. Three of the greenhouses are at various levels of completion, with the first one located at Akumadan in the Offinso…"Vertical Farming meets the demand for more sustainability and regionality"
Migros Basel and Growcer launch joint vertical farming project
Together with the Migros Basel cooperative, Growcer is developing the first "Robotic Vertical Farm" in Switzerland, in order to grow regional foodstuffs there in the future, independent of weather conditions, pesticide-free and water-saving, and - thanks to the shortest transport routes - to deliver them…Olivier Barlaguet, Saveurs des Clos:
“The French lettuce production continues to decline”
Just as in he previous season, this year seems to be a good year for lettuce producers. “There is a very good flow for all species: lettuce, batavia, oak leaves but also chicory (curly/escarole),” explains Olivier Barlaguet of the cooperative group Saveurs des Clos. “Prices have been good since November.…Guy Deryckere, Van Lier
“Spanish tomatoes having a tough time on the market due to competition"
“Spanish greenhouse vegetable supplies had a hard time of it recently. This was during the festive season. It was due to a few transportation issues. It gets more difficult…Jim Westhoff, Valstar:
"Greenhouse vegetable market stable at too low a level for weeks"
The day trade in greenhouse vegetables has been going very smoothly over the last few weeks. "The hope is now mainly focused on the lower temperatures, causing production to decline and there would normally be higher prices in January and February, but for the time being it is calm and prices across the…Cucumbers, zucchinis and pumpkins in danger
Braunschweig researchers isolate cucumber virus for the first time in Germany
Plant virologist Dr. Wulf Menzel from the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen in Braunschweig, together with colleagues from Nuremberg and Freising, has isolated "cucumber virus" cucurbit aphid-borne yellows virus (CABYV) for the first time in Germany. The…
US: Massive greenhouse operation still expanding in Madison County
Canadian company Mastronardi Produce that sells its fruits & vegetables under the SUNSET brand, is a prominent greenhouse vegetable company on the continent, and the Oneida…Ministry of Municipality and Environment also supported farmers installing greenhouses
Qatar exceeds 2019 target of food self-sufficiency
Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), has exceeded its target in achieving self-sufficiency regarding various fresh food products in 2019. The achievement of the target of 2019 set under the National Strategy for Food Security 2019-23 is seen as a big step by the…dozens of greenhouses being realized nearby Shanghai
"With an ROI of 3-5 years, Venlo Greenhouses are only built with strong financial backing"
“In Shanghai, there’s huge consumer demand for cherry tomatoes, but due to the limited acreage in an around the city only about 20 per cent of the demand can be filled in by local growers." Speaking is Mr Wang Jinhua, head of the Guangming Group. The company is building dozens of greenhouses in Shanghai…‘Micro-green’ technology inside military bunkers
India: Troops to get fresh veggies with help of new tech
Tinned food will be a thing of the past for soldiers patrolling the Siachen Glacier, considered the world’s highest battleground: Soon they will be able to munch on a variety of fresh vegetables grown inside their bunkers within a span of 10-12 days. This year, more than 1000 posts along the Siachen Glacier…
Major movement in organic greenhouse vegetable market does not materialize
December is not the busiest month for organic greenhouse vegetable growers, so it is also quieter at the sales offices. That, however, does not mean people sat still in the run-up to Christmas. The 2019 balance sheet was drawn up, and last-minute plans for 2020 were made. Across the board, 2019 was…
Greenhouse leafy green growers maximize opportunities
An increasing interest from consumers in local produce as well as growing concerns over food safety are two trends leading to increased opportunities for greenhouses growing leafy greens. Little Leaf Farms in Shirley, MA, is seeing consistent growth thanks, in part, to these two consumer trends. Since…
LG presents a smart greenhouse to grow vegetables in the kitchen
Due to the upcoming edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the main fairs and congresses on consumer technologies that will take place in Las Vegas (Nevada, United States), LG has presented its first intelligent greenhouse, a new type of appliance that can be installed in the kitchen to…
UAE: Pure Harvest to add berries and lettuce
Ever since they started harvesting their first tomatoes in November 2018, the team with Pure Harvest has been battling the temperatures in Abu Dhabi (UAE), that reach up to 53 degrees Celcius. Now that they've managed to find their way around, it's time for a new challenge: growing leafy greens and…
Profitability and competitiveness: crucial concepts for Spanish greenhouse vegetables
The lack of profitability and competitiveness of the Spanish greenhouse vegetable production was one of the key points discussed at the meeting of the protected vegetable sector, held with the presence of the Director General of Agricultural Productions and Markets, Esperanza Orellana. She acknowledged…