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J. Huete International builds high-tech greenhouse for seed research in South America

J. Huete International has begun the construction of a high-tech greenhouse dedicated to seed research in South America for a major international agricultural producer. The Spanish company has added this project to the large-scale work it is carrying out during 2022 in various parts of the world, such as…

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Air raid shelter becomes underground farm in Clapham, south London

Agricultural tech company Zero Carbon Farms grows plants in Clapham, south London. However, the densely populated area has no room for conventional agriculture. That is why they chose to go 100 feet down, below the ground, where there are over half a mile of tunnels. Olivia O'Brien is the business…

Snacking trend leads to increased year-round production of mini cucumbers

Canada’s summer sunlight hours make the country very suitable for greenhouse vegetable production about nine months out of the year. “In winter, roughly from the end of November until the end of January, we just don’t get enough sunlight,” says Jeff Richardson with Great Lakes Greenhouses. Canadian…

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…

Louisiana scientists work to grow citrus indoors

The number of commercial citrus growers is still decreasing in south Louisiana, with saltwater intrusion making citrus cultivation all but impossible in some areas. For…

Lighting system from C-Led for Profarms

Microgreens from South Tyrol sold to the local market

'To bet on microgreens is to bet on the winning ticket', although that's what this company sees. Ulrich Kager and Patrick Sanin founded Profarms three years ago, which built a vertical farm to supply microgreens to the northern Italian province of Bolzano.  Ulrich Kager Kager is 23 years old and began thinking…

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…

Emirati fruit and vegetable producers are favored by the local market

In a country that is a hub for imported produce, Emirati fresh produce growers are banking on consumer behavior. We spoke with Mr. Ali Aljararwah, CEO of Ghalya Farms, a 30-hectare plantation located in the Al Ain area of Abu Dhabi. Mr. Ali describes his activities: "I have a very diversified production.…

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…

Harold Paivarinta with greenhouse grower Red Sun Farms

“Cost increases are an opportunity to identify efficiencies”

The most popular product for North American greenhouse grower Red Sun Farms is their Sweetpops. “They are quickly redefining our snacking tomato standards,” says Harold Paivarinta with the company. “This variety is all about delivering an explosion of flavor in a snack-size tomato,” he added. It is a…

"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…

Tomato demand slowing down in the short term

At the beginning of November, retailers were actively filling their stores with tomatoes. However, demand is slowing down going into American Thanksgiving. This is a trend Jaap Dane, Director of Procurement for Windset Farms, expects to continue for the next two or three weeks. The weather conditions in…

"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…

France: Ombrea signs partnership with Banque des Territoires for 350 MW of agrivoltaic projects

Banque des Territoires has signed an innovative and ambitious partnership agreement to develop and finance 350 MW of agrivoltaic projects by 2027, equivalent to the annual consumption of 100,000 households. The partnership agreement was signed on November 16th 2022 in Aix-en-Provence by Christian Davico,…

Antoine Fuyet, co-founder:

Bioponics: Champerché will soon open five urban farms

Champerché, the smart urban farms developer, continues to grow. After the first fundraiser raising 3.5 million euros [3.64 million USD] for its urban farm of 1,300 m² in Sartrouville (Yvelines), the start-up will now raise 85 million euros [88.34 million USD] to open its next five farms in the Paris…

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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…

To-go tomato snack debuts in Mexican 7-Eleven® stores

NatureSweet® is introducing its To Go product in Mexico. Cherubs® To Go are washed and ready-to-eat snacking tomatoes in a palm-sized container. Beginning this week, the snack pack will be available in all 7-Eleven stores throughout Mexico. The snack pack will be available in all 7-Eleven stores throughout…

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…

Purple greenhouse-grown tomato Yoom launches

Nature Fresh Farms has launched Yoom® , a two-bite, deep purple tomato that is full of flavor and ideal for tomato enthusiasts. The variety was launched at IFPA’s Global Produce & Floral Show in Orlando two weeks ago. “With an intensity and range of flavor from savory to fresh and a hint of plum-like…

Tecnocom will be exhibiting at Interpoma, booth AB 06/10

Strength is a core factor for prestressed poles

The success of a modern orchard depends on the right pre-stressed concrete poles, which are structures that support the protective sheeting. A new orchard, especially a high-density one, is a major investment, and the protection must ensure durability, stability and allow the entrepreneur to sleep…

Mucci Farms to use dynamic grow lights for strawberry trials

Mucci Farms is looking to hone their expertise in strawberry cultivation by conducting onsite experimental lighting strategies under Sollum's unique dynamic LED grow light fixtures at their 72-acre Boemberry location. A trusted source for quality strawberries grown in Kingsville, Ontario, the team at…

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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…

Construction begins on hi-tech £5m facility to store millions of tomatoes and cucumbers each year

East Yorkshire-based hi-tech horticultural specialist CambridgeHOK has started construction of a huge new packhouse in a £5m project which will see a hi-tech facility built able to package and store millions of tomatoes and cucumbers per year. As part of the project, the specialist business was tasked…

Dynamic grow lights chosen as solution for strawberry trials

Mucci Farms are looking to hone their expertise in strawberry cultivation by conducting onsite experimental lighting strategies under Sollum's unique dynamic LED grow light fixtures at their 72-acre Boemberry location. A trusted source for quality strawberries grown in Kingsville, Ontario, the team at…

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…

Denmark: Large tomato grower to install high voltage electrode boiler

PARAT Halvorsen AS will supply a 10MW 10kV, High Voltage Electrode Boiler for hot water with a control cabinet and control system to the Danish tomato producer Alfred Pedersen & Søn. The grower announced back in September that they were halting winter production because of the skyrocketing energy prices.…

UK growers stop planting and put nurseries up for sale amidst energy crisis and labour shortage

Another sign of UK growers struggling came up last week when the Lea Valley Growers Association shared that they were putting a nursery on sale. “We have five nurseries for sale at the moment,” says Lee Stiles, secretary of the association. “The energy crisis has hit growers hard, making them unable to…

Moroccan tomato producers have the potential to double their export volumes

Although they seem to have reached a glass ceiling, Moroccan tomato producers say they have the potential to double their export. How to reach this level of efficiency while…

Taking a peek into how CEA is developing

Local Bounti is expanding its space in the value-added category and helping forge a new path for the future of indoor farming, known as controlled-environment agriculture (CEA). "We're bringing the customer a healthier, longer-lasting, fresher, and more sustainably-grown product," says Brian Cook,…

Jussi Alitalo, CEO of Greenfood Ibérica:

"Consumers must understand the effort that sustainability entails"

"Greenfood Ibérica is part of a Scandinavian group called Greenfood, which has three business pillars: Picadeli, a salad bar with fresh food in over 2,200 stores in Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, France, and the United States -where the company recently arrived-; supplying fruits and vegetables for…

Canadian greenhouse season transitions into Mexico

One of the segments Oppy highlighted at last week's Global Produce & Floral Show was the greenhouse category. With the season transitioning to Mexico, Oppy's Aaron Quon was able to provide some insights into the dynamics in the industry. "Right now, we are finishing up our Canadian greenhouse season out…

Growing Australian horticulturalist counts on strength of greenhouse

Australian grower Flavorite is already Australia's largest greenhouse grower, but they aren't stopping at 64 hectares. This summer, it was announced that another 12 hectares are being added. A good reason for ABC News to visit the growers is to make a 15-minute video item in which the growers explain why…

José Blanco, of Cristalplant:

"The start of the campaign is proving to be especially difficult in Eastern Almeria for zucchini and tomato"

"The campaign has had a very difficult start because of the exorbitant amount of pests and viruses that producers are dealing with. Many tomato plantations are being uprooted…

What's new at Macfrut - Italy

For the first time at the fair, an exhibition on innovations in nursery gardening

The Exhibition of Nursery Gardening and Varietal Innovation will debut at Macfrut 2023 (Rimini Expo Center May 3-5, Italy). It will be an international and specialized meeting point for nursery growers, breeders, producers, technicians and researchers in a field that is strategic for the development of…

Ruud den Boer: "A good post-season significantly changed growers' sentiment from early in the year"

Dutch coop adding 110 hectares to its greenhouse vegetable acreage

The Dutch greenhouse vegetable season is quickly nearing its end at Oxin Growers. The open field season is, however, ongoing, and the new top fruit season is gaining momentum. "Open field and greenhouse vegetables all got off to a tough preseason start," begins Ruud den Boer, who has now been this…

'Brazil has large market opportunities for vertical farming'

“We're looking for investors to help us expand into 10 additional cities in Brazil. We have a big population to feed and with these 10 new farms, we plan to reduce our production costs even further to become even more competitive,” says Diego Gomes, founder and CEO of 100% Livre, a Brazil-based vertical…

Breeder to showcase melon and lettuce varieties at Asia Fruit Logistica

At Asia Fruit Logistica in Bangkok from 2-4 November, Rijk Zwaan is showcasing new varieties, such as the Salanova lettuce, and the Finura RZ and Sagami RZ melon varieties.  Champ Fungi is expanding its processing activities in the lettuce segment. “We use the colourful Salanova® in our leaf mixes,” explains…

GroGrace filling market gaps aiming to expand throughout Asia

Indoor farming in Singapore is a tough business requiring a robust business case

"Our main strategy for the next few years is to build GroGrace in other parts of the world. Expanding our current farm allows us to reach economies of scale to prove our value. With the proof of concept and proof of value, we will be able to attract impact investors. At this point, we're raising a few…

Canadian testing of high-yield ToBRFV-resistant tomatoes could be two years away

Nearly 10 years ago, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) initiated, in collaboration with the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), a greenhouse tomatoes-on-the-vine (TOVs) breeding program in Canada. As the majority of tomato varieties…

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New packaged salad kits unveiled

Misionero, a grower of organic and conventional leafy greens, will showcase two new packaged salad kits at the International Fresh Produce Association’s (IFPA) Global Produce & Floral Show on October 27–29. The new products include a Buttery Simple Salad kit and a Miso Caesar Simple Salad kit that will be available for purchase…

Website for grower's brand gets a fresh new look

The website for Mastronardi Produce’s Backyard Farms brand got a fresh look this week, putting the Maine-based greenhouse tomato brand on a colorful and immersive new platform. Users can look forward to a more intuitive experience featuring motion design and product imagery. “We wanted a website redesign…

Greenhouse grower moves beyond tomatoes

NatureSweet is doubling down on the company’s commitment to transforming the agricultural industry by partnering with more retailers and selling high-quality produce beyond…

Highlighting growing greenhouse presence at IFPA's Global Show

Returning to Oppy last summer after nearly 12 years, category director of greenhouse Kevin Batt came aboard to further enhance the company's greenhouse category through his network and expertise. Just months later, as IFPA approaches, the team looks toward showcasing its trusted greenhouse offerings…

Finnish greenhouses will turn off their lights this winter

The producer organization ÖSP has estimated that half of the greenhouses in Finland will be dark this winter and is already talking about the biggest crisis in this sector.…

Greenway Vegetable greenhouse acquisition opportunity

620 Essex County Road 37 (the “Property” or “Site”) is a fully automated, turnkey vegetable greenhouse facility that is now available for sale in Leamington, Ontario. The Property is comprised of a +/-14.86-acre site currently improved with over 431,664 square feet of improvements, including 404,928…

Alexander Kappes, founder and CEO of Greener Crop

"We are proving that desert greenhouse production is of better quality"

While the trend of greenhouse-grown produce demand is becoming  increasingly widespread, there are a few places where consumers have yet to go through such a culture change. “We have certainly done our part in bringing attention to hydroponic farming here,” says Alexander Kappes, founder, and CEO of Greener…

With cherry tomatoes to blossom

Are strawberries the cash crops for the Singapore market?

"As our crops are sold at a premium price, we're already at the top of the supply chain. With our margins, we can luckily still withstand cost increases. Although the business model is not to grow, we're more interested in supplying the entire ecosystem to other growers. That's why we offer a franchising…

Almeria concentrates 90% of the area devoted to greenhouses

Eastern Andalusia has almost 37,000 hectares of greenhouses

According to the new mapping of greenhouses in Almeria, Granada, and Malaga, prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development based on the most…

Combimetal Carrera has already installed almost 20 hectares of soil-less strawberry crops

"Despite the great uncertainty that has characterized 2022, we introduced a new soil-less strawberry system with three adjustable eaves that have achieved results we would never have expected. We installed approximately 20 hectares in various Italian regions, including Basilicata, Calabria, Marche,…

New greenhouse grown Alonna Canary melon launched

After the successful launch of Solara, North America’s first commercial greenhouse-grown melon, Pure Flavor, is set to unveil Alonna Canary Melons at the upcoming IFPA Global Produce & Floral Show in Orlando, October 27-29. “We are excited to introduce our second greenhouse-grown melon this year. Our…

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US (NY): Mexican workers accuse Putnam greenhouse of labor trafficking

Three weeks after their boss stopped paying them, two Mexican seasonal laborers claim, they escaped from a Putnam County nursery and greenhouse compound and sought legal help to recover lost wages. Victor Alvarez Garcia and Martin Magallon Del Rio accused their boss of luring them to America with a…

Gilad Produce introduces new greenhouse vegetable brand: House of Greens

"Our Dutch growers will add 9 hectares this coming season"

Despite the tough Dutch horticulture situation, Gilad Produce plans to expand its acreage anew in the upcoming greenhouse vegetable season. "Our growers are expanding their acreage by nine hectares, including six hectares of large cucumbers." begins Frank Mosterd. "We're once again extending our range…

Local hydroponics grower drops transport time to seconds with indoor farm at New Sendik’s

Ernessi Farms has partnered with Sendik’s Food Market to create a small indoor farm in their new Oconomowoc Pabst Farm location. This Stand Alone Growing Enclosure (SAGE) Farm will grow two different lettuce varieties, thus reducing harvest time to the consumer to less than 10 seconds. Ernessi Farms,…

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A visit to Herbivore Farms

Philippines: Manila has a great distribution network to deliver products

“We started this farm as proper, quality products were missing here. Most products available are full of pesticides, and all are imported from nearby countries. A vertical farm was the best option, as it’s one of the most robust ways to farm given the external challenges we battle here,” says Robin Kwee,…

Alfred Pedersen & Søn to do 25% winter production after announcing a stop back in September

"There's so much demand that we decided to do some winter production"

Alfred Pedersen & Søn, one of Denmark's largest tomato greenhouse growers, is starting up winter production again. "We have so much demand from our customers who want our produce in the stores that we decided to do some winter production," says Mads Pedersen, CEO of Alfred Pedersen & Søn. Back at the beginning…

New greenhouse grown products in the spotlight

Windset Farms began as a four-acre bell pepper greenhouse in Abbotsford, B.C., in 1996. In 25 years, the company has grown to more than 1,000 acres of Controlled Environmental Agriculture (CEA) with production facilities across North America. "We are one of the largest (CEA) producers and marketers of…

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Photo report of visit to Future Fresh

Philippines: New farm and products to be added as demand rises

“Fortunately, there is a continued interest in next-generation and modern farming globally. The problem is clear. The Philippines has a chronic dependence on food import. A goal of mine is to have every fridge in the Philippines stocked with  Future Fresh product. We want to build the largest farming network…

New restaurant-quality grab-and-go salads to be showcased

Local Bounti Corporation, an indoor agriculture company, will showcase its recently launched chef-inspired, grab-and-go salads at The International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) Global Produce & Floral Show in Orlando, Florida on October 27-29. "We are excited for IFPA attendees to sample our new…

14 hectares of retractable roof cooling house technology installed in Saudi Arabia

Green Riyadh project has selected Cravo to supply 14 hectares for a state-of-the-art nursery complex. It is one of the most ambitious urban forestation projects in the world, launched by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, on 19 March 2019. The project will be a milestone…

Great Lakes Greenhouses begins new chapter with new dynamic LED grow lights

The team at Great Lakes Greenhouses takes pride in their list of firsts: first to use CO2 enrichment in the greenhouse, first to grow cucumbers year-round, and first to propagate cucumbers from seed on site to prevent disease. Welcoming innovation with open arms, the company is now embracing Sollum…

New campaign highlights the nutritional heroes of produce

If there's one thing consumers have on their minds right now, it's their health. As a result, it's only timely that a produce marketer and grower is introducing a new campaign connecting produce and health for today's shoppers. Michael DuPuis of Divine Flavor. At the upcoming IFPA's Global Produce &…

Municipality of Lakeshore officially opposes commercial greenhouse development

At its last regular meeting this term, the Municipality of Lakeshore’s council voted 5 to 2 in favor of taking an official stance of opposition on the matter of commercial greenhouse development. It’s a hot debate in the community that’s only gotten hotter as the end of a moratorium on any greenhouse construction…

Postharvest quality solution for tomatoes-on-the-vine

Windset Farms and Verdant Technologies announce a partnership for the use of Verdant’s postharvest shelf-life extension solution, HarvestHold Fresh. The companies will partner on a retail pilot for tomatoes-on-the-vine supplied from Mexico into select retailers in the U.S. with the intent to expand into…

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Grant helps greenhouses meet seedling products demand

One of Queensland’s herb and vegetable seedlings suppliers will expand their business and meet consumer demand with a Rural Economic Development (RED) Grant of up to $200,000. Zoom Garden in Burpengary has seen a 30% increase in demand for the seedling products, inspiring the need for a new specialized…

Focusing on a complete retailer partnership and servicing full sections of the produce department

After a global pandemic and a few years of virtual shows, excitement is building up for IFPA’s Global Produce & Floral Show. “We are excited to return to the new and improved version of the biggest show of the year,” says Emily Murracas, Director of Marketing with Mucci Farms. At the event, the company’s…

Jörn Reimers, Managing Director of ARUS August Reimers & Sohn Ltd:

"Volumes out of the Netherlands will most certainly be down this winter"

Sufficient volumes of white and pointed cabbage - as well as other cabbage varieties - can be offered by ARUS August Reimers & Sohn Ltd, Managing Director Jörn Reimers tells us. Due to the drought, however, he expects more smaller sized produce. "We are sourcing this produce from northern Germany.…

Resilient Harvests Conference prepares practical insights for all facets of CEA business

This year, LEDs Magazine’s parent Endeavor Business Media announced the Resilient Harvests Conference in collaboration with nonprofit consultancy Resource Innovation Institute (RII), writes Carrie Meadows, Managing Editor, LEDs Magazine. A broadened focus on the policies, programs, and best practices…

Record-breaking domestic expansion for Mastronardi Produce

Mastronardi Produce has added more domestic acreage in one year than ever before in the company’s 70-year history. In 2022 alone, Mastronardi has grown its local network by…

Portuguese agribusinesses deplete soil and water in Alentejo Region

Alentejo Region is one of the seven NUTS 2 regions of Portugal. In the 1960s, a dam was built there under the Estado Novo dictatorship, with promises that irrigation would…

The greenhouse industry has become key to food security and survival

The greenhouse industry continues to undergo rapid changes in North America. Demand has increased significantly in recent years, consumers have become more demanding, gas prices are up, and climate changes are noticeable around the world. “It is an exciting time to be in the greenhouse world as we play a…

Status of Almeria's greenhouse crops at the end of September

The Agricultural and Fisheries Information Service of the Andalusian Ministry of Agriculture published its latest report on the state of crops in Almeria's greenhouses,…

Photo report Canadian Greenhouse Conference 2022

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference took place in Niagara Falls on October 5th and 6th. About two hundred exhibitors showcased their products, and many more companies had people walking around the fair, visiting growers in the region and exploring the market. During the conference, there was also an…

South Korea: How vertical farming can tap into foreign markets actually adding value

“We might be one of the largest vegetable producers in Korea currently, supplying the major retailers and food companies. Our B2B business model of supplying big food companies in Korea helps us to stay upfront,” says Yong Park, Global Business Operations at PlantTFarm and Chief Marketing Officer at…

The SDGP project supports Rwanda growers with seeds and knowledge

Mega aeroponic greenhouse multiplies potato seeds in Rwanda

The SDGP Potato Value Chain Project Rwanda was launched to support the entirety of the Rwandan potato supply chain, from seed to table. "Our job is to optimize and maximize the potato value chain," says Aimable Uwihanganye, project manager Rwanda from Delphy. "This project involves many different…

Dominik Gedon and Michael Bandel from CompoPac:

Fully compostable and 100 percent climate-neutral nets and vine climbing aids made of cellulose

What France started with its nationwide ban on plastic is now gradually gaining a foothold in other countries. In view of this, TVU Garnvertrieb Ltd from Leutershausen is now offering a solution with its CompoPac cellulose nets, which are intended to cover the increasing demand for sustainable, but…

A nursery located in one of the driest areas in Europe has successfully produced kiwi

Producers have accomplished growing kiwi outside its growing area for the first time

"We are the southernmost nursery in all of Europe that has grown kiwi in the driest conditions to date," stated Didier Diaz, the director of Diego Díaz Viveros. Facing the challenge of cultivating this species for the first time and in extreme latitudes required a positive attitude. The nursery, located in…


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