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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…

An 11-hectare single unit protection system that doesn't hinder the use of tractors and equipment

A single unit system that protects the orchard from Asian bugs, Carpocapsa and Eulia. "In this video by Valente Solutions, we discuss the protection of an apple orchard carried out at Società Agricola Vanzani in Belfiore, in the Italian province of Verona, by our customer Giuseppe Vanzani." "It all started…

Fewer distant exports of Dutch greenhouse vegetables

Dutch tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers are staying closer to home. Wilco van den Berg of GroentenFruit Huis shows this using figures. In 2021, 99 percent of the total tomato…

LaManna Premier Group CEO Anthony Di Pietro

"When you see your glasshouse washing down the main street of Mildura, then you know you’ve got a problem"

LaManna Premier Group CEO Anthony Di Pietro has been featured in the AgJournal of the Australian publication Weekly Times, which visited the company's Lancaster Farms greenhouse tomato growing operations. During Covid, LaManna battled to get the massive amounts of fruit and vegetables it grows on its own…

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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…

Saffron R&D project turns out successfully

Vertical farming is not quite like ordinary farming, just like saffron is not quite like ordinary crops. The Association of Vertical Farming saw this too and decided to combine the two. They have just finished their R&D project which focused on saffron. Reason enough for us to delve a little deeper into…

Roadblocks challenge to food industry

Canada: Prins Greenhouses back in business after BC floodings

"There is and will be much work to be done to get the BC Farming industry back on its feet," the team with Prins Greenhouses shares. Last week, during the floods in British Colombia, their company was damaged severely, and they are working hard to get back on their feet. Canadian company Prins Greenhouses…

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…

Organic and Fair Trade Certified

Favorable weather results in earlier start of Mexican greenhouse production

The organic greenhouse vegetable market has been tight recently, but the situation should ease in the next few weeks. “Favorable weather will allow us to start production earlier this season,” says Michael DuPuis with Divine Flavor. “As a result, availability of consistent volumes will be ahead of…

Eastfruit.com

Ukraine imports greenhouse cucumbers from Russia for the first time

According to EastFruit, a very resonant event took place on the Ukrainian market this week: for the first time, Ukraine started importing fresh cucumbers from a country that used to be the main sales market for Ukrainian greenhouse cucumbers – Russia. According to trade sources, Russian cucumbers prove…

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…

Increased competition from importers forces Russian growers to lower tomato prices

The Russian market has seen prices in the greenhouse tomato segment rapidly decline for the second week in a row. Producers explain this by a significant increase in…

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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…

Dan Branson and Bert Mucci of Mucci Farms on the company’s mission to expand

“Domestically grown produce has become a necessity”

Year after year, demand for local produce is consistently on the rise as consumers have always preferred to support local farmers and businesses wherever they can. “Although this sentiment continued during the pandemic, domestic production has steadily but quickly transitioned from preference 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…

Huelva's berry sector bets on hydroponics to improve its sustainability

Huelva's berry sector, especially the strawberry sector, plans to improve its sustainability by converting its traditional production into hydroponics, which would save water,…

Industry veteran joins Mastronardi Produce

A well-known veteran of the produce industry has joined Mastronardi Produce to help support its recently expanded Western business operations. The company has announced that…

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…

CuteSolar

CuteSolar:

Quality and safety are top priorities in southern European solar greenhouses

Food safety is one of the central focal points in the food industry in Germany. Before products reach consumers, they are regularly subjected to a large number of quality and safety checks. Not surprisingly, then, a full 83% of consumers fully or somewhat trust food safety. This information comes from…

Stonewool plugs 'save' water-based pak choi and lettuce cultivation

At Marck Hydroponics, in a greenhouse measuring approximately 1 hectare, around 2 million lettuce and pak choi plants are grown in a hydroponic floating raft system every year. Since mid-2019, Arthur Marck and his brother Theo have been cultivating these crops in this growing system. After a search with…

VOEN has two trade fair novelties at expoSE 2021

"Significant increase in profitability & efficiency of canopy systems"

VOEN Vöhringer Ltd & Co. presents a revolutionary winter solution for its canopy systems for stone and soft fruit at expoSE 2021. VOEN Winterization 2.0 reduces the time needed to open VOEN films before the season and winterize them again after the season by more than 50%. "This means a significant…

China: A greenhouse in Shanghai successfully planted bananas on the water

In the tropical fruit greenhouse of Kaitaiyu Base in Jinshan District, Shanghai, the farm has built a special greenhouse, which adopts the new breeding mode of "double greenhouses plus double films + a combination of planting and breeding". In this way, although it's cold in the winter, the temperature…

Lighting supply agreement adds 123 acres of lit production in North America

Nature Fresh Farms Sales adds 123 acres of lit production with their growing partners Nature Fresh Farms, Ketler Farms and VineFresh. The Netherlands-based Agrolux Lighting, a worldwide supplier of lighting for horticulture, signed an agreement with the greenhouse companies bringing a significant number…

Leafy greens

Oppy enters first vertical farming partnership

UP Vertical Farms is a new indoor farm and will soon be launching Canada’s first touchless, high-density indoor vertical farm for growing customizable baby leafy greens. Founded by Fresh Green Farms, the company plans to unveil the first phase of operations in the spring of 2022 with the goal of becoming…

Greenswell Growers

US (VA): New $17 million hydroponics greenhouse officially opened

After planning and developing for several years, Greenswell Growers' $17 million, 77,000 square feet greenhouse, based in Goochland, Virginia, opened on October 29th. The greenhouse will be producing baby leaf greens hydroponically to supply retailers in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region and support…

Joint venture receives financial assistance to develop Quebec vertical farms

Ocean Vert, a Quebec joint venture between Courchesne Larose and INNO-3B, has received $6.8 million in financial assistance from the provincial government to accelerate the development of its vertical farm project. The financial support includes a $4.7 million loan from the Ministry of Economy and…

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Australia: Flavorite sells and leases greenhouse to enable further growth

One of the Australian Flavorite greenhouses is changing owners. In two phases, their Victoria greenhouse is acquired by private equity firm Roc Partners, while Flavorite Hydroponic Tomatoes leases the Warragul property. With the sale proceeds, they want to continue their growth strategy. Things are…

Canadian greenhouse grower expands organics program

Pure Flavor introduces two new fresh products to its line of sustainable greenhouse-grown organics as the grower continues expanding its category offerings. This fall, Pure Flavor is adding Organic Luna Sweets Cocktail Tomatoes and Organic Roma Tomatoes to its line-up as a response to trends that have…

Organic vegetable grower expands Nogales, AZ distribution center

Wholesum, Fair Trade certified growers and shippers of organic fresh produce, has completed a major expansion at its distribution center in Nogales, AZ. “As demand for responsibly grown organic produce continues to grow, it is important to increase storage capacity and bring new efficiencies to the…

Umbrella-shaped structures for growing kiwis are being installed in Italy

Farmers who have been thinking about setting up a kiwifruit orchard in recent months have undoubtedly heard of the new Combimetal umbrella-shaped structure. This is an innovation in the field of greenhouses, which has quickly gained the trust of many producers, thanks to its many benefits. "In Basilicata…

US grocery store expands offering of indoor grown lettuce

Springworks Farm announced that it is now the exclusive provider of whole-head romaine lettuce to Hannaford Supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Springworks Farm’s certified organic lettuce travels just 34 miles from its aquaponic greenhouse facilities in Lisbon to Hannaford’s…

ISOE

Adaptation to climate change:

Large-scale implementation of vegetable production with water reuse

From pilot project to large-scale implementation: The process of food production with recycled water, successfully developed in the HypoWave research project, is entering large-scale application for the first time, says the Institute for Social-Ecological Research. In the course of follow-up project…

Greenhouse plastic waste in Spain

Last week, France 24 broadcasted a documentary report called 'Spain: the challenge of plastic recycling in Andalusia, the garden of Europe'  in which it delved into the issue of…

AeroFarms:

Vertical farming’s role in non-fresh produce sector

“What we grow is often dictated by the problems in the existing supply chain. We’ve built our platform, the mechanical environment pulled together by the data science, to grow different plants,” says David Rosenberg, CEO and co-founder of AeroFarms. In September 2021, AeroFarms announced its partnership…

Brussels approves €120 million in aid to transform and modernize greenhouses in Spain

The European Commission has approved €120 million, which will be taken from the recovery funds of the European Union, for Spain so they can support the transformation and…

"Unexpected increase in demand for Refresh nets after the summer"

"It could be because of the results we have obtained over the past few months or due to the sunny and dry summer; anyway, we have registered a booming demand for our Refresh white nets. They are recommended for fresh-cut vegetables, i.e. delicate crops with a short cycle, and they create a favorable…

Colorado indoor organic farm Spring Born announces two new hires

Spring Born, a 2.5-acre organic greenhouse in Colorado, welcomes Danielle Davis, the new director of marketing and sales, and Josh Budka, the new head grower, to the team. Davis is a food systems, marketing, and sales expert with more than a decade of experience within fresh produce, meat, and seafood.…

Unfold:

"We can focus more on quality and how the product satisfies consumer needs”

“In vertical farming, it is interesting how quickly the industry has grown without specific varieties or seeds developed for that purpose,” says John Purcell, CEO and president of Unfold. The California-based company has made its mission the development of seeds and varieties and digital solutions for…

Tomato cultivation declines across Europe due to high costs and ToBRV

The situation for tomatoes is so complicated that their production seems to be declining steadily. Rising energy and raw material costs, combined with the spread of ToBRV in several production areas, are leading to a sharp decline in tomato yields in Europe. "Despite the current difficulties, the…

Greenhouse lettuce grower acquires East Coast operation

North AmericaPR greenhouse lettuce grower Revol Greens has acquired BJ’s Produce Inc., operating under the widely recognized Living Fresh brand, in Athens, GA. This establishes its first East Coast greenhouse operation. The deal, completed on October 12, 2021, entails the purchase of the existing…

Vertical strawberry farm makes Los Angeles home for West Coast expansion

Oishii is opening its newest farm in Los Angeles, making Oishii’s strawberries available outside of the greater New York area for the first time. Oishii - which means ‘delicious’ in Japanese - is known for its Omakase Berry, a strawberry varietal from the foothills of Japan regarded for its sweetness,…

Joint venture supports rapid growth of greenhouse grower

NatureSweet is expanding its operations through a joint venture with Ganfer, a high technology greenhouse grower in Mexico. The joint venture will add more than 200 acres to the more than 1,200 acres already owned by NatureSweet, allowing the company to accelerate its growing capacity. “This expansion is…

Miguel Gonzalez, MG Fruit:

"Spanish tomato growers smell opportunity in the winter months as gas prices explode in the Netherlands"

The Spanish greenhouse vegetable season has restarted in Almeria. The high gas price that the Dutch growers are facing is an opportunity for the Spanish growers, according to Miguel Gonzalez of MG Fruit. "There is definitely talk about that. Especially the Dutch tomato crop under light was on the rise…

Surinamese hybrid cultivation concept sparks interest from international investors

Six years ago, B4Agro&Food-Systems developed a new cultivation concept specifically aimed at a tropical climate, in order to allow Surinamese growers to achieve year-round stability in the production. The low-tech concept combines four forms of hydroponics which were not really used in Suriname until…

Jamaica - Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

Minister Shaw promises millions of dollars in agri investments

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has announced millions of dollars in investments to be infused into the agricultural sector. Among these will be a US $95m…

Russian Federation sees tomato prices double over past year

The limited supply of greenhouse tomatoes on the Russian market has made it possible for local growers to raise their prices. In fact, the prices for greenhouse tomatoes in…

Shaoul Abramzcyk, Groupe Mandar:

"Our clients want us to grow in the cleanest way, no matter how difficult it is"

“You have to be consistent: whether it’s the vision of the company, or the quality and the taste of your products, you have to be a partner that your customers can rely on,” says Shaoul Abramzcyk. This focus has resulted in a constant growth of the Groupe Mandar, the family company of which he is…

AeroFarms:

US vertical farm expands distribution of leafy greens

AeroFarms announced that, this Fall, it is expanding its distribution of leafy greens to more than 350 Stop & Shop Stores across the Northeast and New England regions including New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. “Customers have fallen in love with our greens,” said David…

$783,205 project

Alberta greenhouse and college invest in strawberry and tomato research

Buying “local” has become increasingly important to Canadians. However, in a country where temperatures can stay well below zero for half of the year, and amidst increasing concerns over the impact that recent climate events will have on the agricultural sector, producers are looking for ways to grow and…

US pizza chain switches to greenhouse grown lettuce

"We’ve experienced inconsistent product quality primarily from California growers"

The ongoing boom for the North-American CEA industry is boosted by more and more food service suppliers opting for indoor-grown food. Today Midwest hydroponic grower Pure Green Farms announced that they will be supplying their greens to one of them. The reason is the inconsistent product quality from…

Nature Fresh Farms' new branding touts benefits of greenhouse-grown produce

Nature Fresh Farms, an independent greenhouse produce grower in North America, is sharing its new brand identity that embraces the recent growth and innovation of the company.…

Italy: Strong interest in hydroponic and vertical cultivation

FruitHydroSinni, a company based in the Basilicata region of Italy that sells fruit and vegetables produced using both hydroponic NFT (Nutrient Film Technique) and aeroponic systems, has included in its commercial portfolio the sale of services, such as training, consultancy, and assistance to farmers…

EuroProgress and Med Group joined forces

Open day on the state-of-the-art of high-tech greenhouses

"It was a wonderful day that turned into an almost informal gathering where we could share our thoughts and, above all, talk about the Med Group and EuroProgress, two companies active in the international greenhouse sector," said Jean Pierre Lejeune at the open day in Vittoria, Italy. Those who attended the…

Huelvasol by Agriplast

A coverage of merely 90 microns throughout two strawberry tree campaigns

Reducing costs and environmental impact in agriculture has become, in recent years, one of the key elements for a sustainable development. In the specific case of greenhouse farming, one of the key components that requires attention is the covering film. Technological advances have not only improved the characteristics…

Fall medley tomato packs launched

NatureSweet® launches its new Fall Medley packs and continues to expand its portfolio. NatureSweet introduces CONSTELLATION™ Fall Medley 10oz and 24oz packs to the lineup for tomato lovers looking to add sweetness and vibrancy to their fall snacking and mealtimes. The Fall Medley packs are a bright mix…

Photo report: Europe's largest rooftop greenhouse opened in Belgium

The plans for a research center for horticulture in Roeselare were as impressive as it gets when located on top of the REO Veiling crate shed. And the rooftop greenhouse that was eventually built is certainly equally impressive. Agrotopia was officially opened last Friday. The 9,000m2 roof greenhouse,…

36,000 hectares of greenhouse acreage generate 110,000 jobs

Solar greenhouses in southern Europe are major generators of stable employment

Spain's solar greenhouse sector, based mainly in the provinces of Almería and Granada, generates a total of 110,000 jobs; that is, 24.8% of Andalusia's agricultural employment. Out of this, 78,000 workers are employed in farms (cultivation, irrigation, harvesting, etc.), 24,000 in marketing companies…

Dutch Berries expands to 10 hectares of LED-lit strawberries

"Retailers would love to offer Dutch strawberries year-round"

The greenhouse strawberry season is in full swing at Dutch Berries in the Netherlands. "We're well into it; all our greenhouses are in production," says Boudewijn van der Wal. "The strawberries look good. We had a quiet planting season. But the warm nights have moved things along. The markets seem to be…

“Best Agri Implement Award”

Retractable roof company receives award for progress made in India

Cravo Equipment Ltd has received "The Best Agri Implement Award 2021" from Agribusiness Summit and Agri Awards (ABSA 2021). ABSA is an annual feature organized by Ray Consulting Hyderabad. It honors the achievements and success stories of organizations and individuals actively involved in boosting…

iGUESS-MED project

Four Mediterranean countries support the transition towards innovative, sustainable and competitive greenhouses

iGUESS-MED (Innovative Greenhouse Support System in the Mediterranean Region: efficient fertigation and pest management through IoT based climate control) is a project selected and financed by PRIMA (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area Implementation Structure), which…

“We developed LED lights with 3% PPFD adjustment precision ”

The booth of Anderson Electronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. demonstrating smart LED grow lights with an adjustable spectrum was one of the most frequently visited sites at the Horti China Fair held in September 2021. Charlie Zhao (CEO) and William Lam (chief engineer) introduced the latest FY50-T series of…

gas, labour, transport, utilities

“Costs for British tomato growers could fivefold”

The British tomato industry is going through the most challenging times Phil Pearson has ever experienced. Being chairman of the technical committee of the Tomato Growers Association and being a tomato grower himself, he not only knows but also is part of the industry, and during yesterdays British…

UK: New hydroponic salad greenhouse planned for South Holland

A new agricultural hydroponics plant is being planned for South Holland, Illinois. Jepco, the local company behind the project, aims to expand its production at Gedney Marsh using techniques designed to reduce environmental impacts. A planning application outlines a three-phase development including ten…

It’s important the consumer knows how to identify CEA-grown produce

How do retailers market indoor-grown produce? Does the consumer know the difference between produce that’s grown indoors versus outdoors? If so, does the consumer care? This article summarizes a panel discussion on the Growth of Controlled Environment Agriculture from a retailer/consumer perspective that…

Smart Technology will drive China’s $90 bln digital agricultural economy

Top agricultural expert Zhao Chunjiang from the Chinese Academy of Engineering stated at the opening of the Smart Agriculture Competition co-organized by Pinduoduo that…

Re-cap of panel discussion at Organic Produce Summit

Controlled Environment Agriculture expected to rapidly grow in the next 10 years

Last week, one of the educational sessions at the Organic Produce Summit included a panel discussion on the Growth of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA): What's Real and What's Hype? One thing all participants agreed on is that CEA is here to stay. Moderated by Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods…

Photo report Horti China: Market for high-end greenhouse crops has great potential

Last week the 2021 Horti China exhibition took place. The show was combined with many events such as the large-scale Venlo Greenhouse Operation Seminar, the Kingpeng Interactive Greenhouse Salon, the Dutch Protected Greenhouse Technology Forum, and the 2021 Plant Factory Trial Production Technology…

Construction work starts on new Rijk Zwaan Trial Center

Rijk Zwaan is building a new High Tech Trial Center for fruit crops close to its headquarters in De Lier, the Netherlands. It is scheduled to open for growers and other visitors in the second half of 2022. The new High Tech Trial Center will be completely up to date and will support the very latest growing…

From the farm to the table:

Southern European solar greenhouses commit to transparency

Around half of German consumers are increasingly demanding transparency with regard to the origin and production conditions of their food. This is the result of the current…

An intensive and sustainable citrus fruit cultivation starts in the nursery

Azienda agricola Vivaistica Terre Bianche is located at the foothills of Mount Etna, on the Catania plain. The company boasts an experience spanning four generations and specializes in the production of citrus fruit and olive trees for Sicilian, national and foreign intensive groves. Giuseppe Crisafulli (in…

“Potential tomato greenhouse projects halted due to Russian uncertainty”

The Azerbaijan tomato industry has been hit hard by the sanctions and restrictions from Russia, says Ilyas Ahmadov, General Director with Azerbaijan greenhouse company Zira Agro. “Growers try to adapt to the changing market conditions.” Zira AgroAbout 60 kilometers from the Azerbaijan capital Baku the greenhouse…

Mucci Farms expands West and starts exclusive marketing agreement

Mucci Farms is excited to announce it has entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Casey Houweling to market all produce grown in the Camarillo, CA facility under the Mucci Farms brand and trademarks.  As part of the agreement with Casey Houweling, Mucci Farms will also open two new distribution…

Horti China takes place in Qingdao, China

China: Rapidly developing greenhouse industry looks for more technical solutions

The Horti Asia is currently taking place in the Qingdao World Expo. The expo is smaller than in previous years because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year, there are about 50 companies with display stands. In addition to the Chinese suppliers of greenhouse installations and related technologies,…

Carpenteria Fossano

Electric 'umbrella' that can be operated remotely

The innovation presented at Macfrut by Carpenteria Fossano is an actual automatic 'umbrella' that can be opened and closed via an electric motor. Detail of the steel truss with the chain system to rewind the cover Opening and closing operations only take a few seconds and can be controlled remotely to be…

Russia: Tomato greenhouse of 100 hectares under construction

A greenhouse complex of 100 hectares is currently under construction in the Russian region of Kabardino-Balkaria. The agro-industrial holding ECO-culture plans to grow in it…

Ben Meadows - Edison

Good results in the glasshouse and strong take up from customers led to triple Tomberry production

Australian greenhouse grower Edison have just started to harvest their new summer crop of Tomberries. The Tomberry is billed as the world’s smallest ‘big’ tomato. Based in Victoria, Edison also grows the Piccolo cherry tomato and the Tinkerbell mini capsicum. “This is our summer crop which will run until…

Retail demand of greens picking up in the fall

Red greenhouse grown Batavia lettuce increasingly popular

Supplies of greenhouse greens from Canada are strong. Rindi Bristol, senior director of Lethbridge County, AB-based Whole Leaf notes that the company recently reevaluated its leafy greens assortment and adjusted volumes in certain varieties. “Our volume is actually on pace or even a smidgen better than…

20 September - 1 October

"A new highlight at this autumn demo is cos lettuce for hydroponic production"

A warm welcome to Rijkzwaan's Hydro Demo, which is taking place from 20 September to 1 October 2021, close to their open-field demo in Fijnaart. "We are expecting it to attract just as much interest as our very first Hydro Demo that was held in June of this year. A new highlight at this autumn demo is…

Nature Fresh Farms doubles Ohio operations with more organic acreage

Nature Fresh Farms has confirmed the expansion of its Ohio operations increasing its organic acreage as well as a plans to build a new distribution center. The property expansion will include doubling the greenhouse acreage from the current 45 acres to 90, with the future extension to be dedicated to…

Mastronardi Produce announces partnership with Colorado solar powered greenhouse company

Mastronardi Produce and VetaNova, operator of solar powered greenhouses, have announced a long-term exclusive distribution agreement of all fruits and vegetables from the…

Controlled Environment Agriculture

New inspiration to increase high tech food production in Wales

A new way to increase high tech food production in Wales has been launched by the Welsh government. It should also have a positive impact on climate change. The new Controlled…

Greenhouse grower partners with California Bluehouse Greenhouse, Inc.

Longvine Growing Co. (formerly known as Houweling's) signed a strategic partnership with Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc., the Southern California Agri-tech firm, who agreed to market greenhouse vegetables produced in the 38-acre high-wire house at the 58-acre, Los Angeles, CA greenhouse and energy campus. “We…

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S. Abraham & Sons launches to-go salads

“Fresh and convenient are two words that we believe should go together"

S. Abraham & Sons, a convenience distributor to approximately 3,500 retailers in eight states throughout the Midwest, is switching its Fruit Ridge Farms brand salads to locally-grown lettuce from Revolution Farms, Michigan’s largest year-round lettuce farm. The Caledonia, Mich.-based hydroponic…

Longvine Growing Co invests in LA based Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc.

Rebranded Houweling's Group partners with new California greenhouse company

Today a new partnership was announced in the US horticultural industry. Bluehouse Greenhouse Inc, which recently revealed their plans for a 2.8 million square feet greenhouse and energy agro-park, signed a strategic partnership with Longvine Growing Co, the rebranded Houweling’s Group, to market its…

Aad van Dijk, The Greenery Growers:

"Retailers' move to year-round Dutch soft fruit is great news for our growers"

Aad van Dijk has years of experience in the greenhouse vegetable sector. Last year he took on the role of Fruit sales manager at The Greenery in the Netherlands. And his first year was certainly one to remember. "There were heat waves, cold weather, and extreme rainfall. As well as times with overall shortages and…

Leaders of Mexico’s horticultural industry come together in person

The AMHPAC Annual Convention in its XIII edition was held with great success, from September 1 to 3 in Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico. 300 people participated in this event, representatives of 142 companies, which greatly exceeded the goal set by the national organization. Without a doubt, there was great…

El Ejido: 13,100 hectares of greenhouses

Spanish growers looking to upgrade their greenhouses

Agriculture continues to be the cornerstone of the economy of Almeria's municipality of El Ejido, which leads the province in terms of the number of agricultural holdings. The…

First planting begins in new California greenhouse

Revol Greens’ national growth strategy continues to germinate with the inaugural planting at its recently completed Tehachapi, CA greenhouse. In mid-September, the first harvest of a wide variety of organic baby leaf and head lettuce will follow inside the first phase of Revol Greens’ 64-acre greenhouse.…

Caribbean’s largest fresh berry farm will come to Tobago

As a 12-acre climate-smart hydroponic greenhouse farm, located on Cove Estate in Tobago, is said to be specializing in fresh organic berries and greens for local consumption,…

UAE: Plans unveiled for region’s 'largest' high-tech' fresh produce farming hub

ADQ on Tuesday unveiled its plans to launch the UAE’s first fresh produce AgTech Park to accelerate sustainable innovation-centric food production and distribution. The new AgTech Park project in Al Ain Industrial City (AAIC) under Abu Dhabi Ports’ Industrial Cities & Free Zone Cluster will also help…

Full lineup of organic greenhouse grown vegetables on display at OPS

Pure Flavor® is bringing its full lineup of organic greenhouse grown produce to the 2021 Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, CA this September. Left: Chris Veillon; right: Pure Flavor's organic tomatoes. Photo credit: Pure Flavor. The grower’s organic offerings include a variety of fresh products from…

Dutch grower places solar panels over strawberries

Fruit cultivation is undergoing a transition. The weather is changing, and there is an increasing focus on sustainability. These factors are leading growers to 'future-proof' their operations. That is the case at Theo Swinkels and Carina Manders' strawberry farm too. They run the De Zijp horticultural…


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