Shane Halpin, Welgro Produce:

"At the end of the day, everyone has to pay a higher price for the gas”

Even in the Northernmost part of the European Union, growers are feeling the effects of the global energy and fertilizers crisis. We have seen how some greenhouses in the neighboring UK did not even plant because of skyrocketing gas prices. For Irish cucumber grower, Welgro Produce too, the season…

Sabina Farms

Guyanese farm to reach out to multi-billion export market

Sabina Farms, a Guyanese company, is hoping to be able to enter the multi-billion dollar vegetable market in Guyana and abroad. Sabina Farms’ President David Aparisio said his…

FruitHydroSinni

Stackable planters designed for aeroponic and hydroponic crops

FruitHydroSinni, an Italian company specializing in the production and marketing of products from hydroponic and aeroponic systems, is launching its new large-volume recovery planters on the market, designed for vertical installations. "Many companies have reached out to us over the last few years,…

Henk van Doorne, Van Doorne Imex:

"Greenhouse lettuce demand and prices fluctuate"

This season's Dutch greenhouse lettuce market has its ups and downs. "There have been good and not-so-good moments. The lettuce market has been far tougher in the last ten days. But other vegetable prices have dropped too," says Henk van Doorne, who also markets some fellow growers' lettuce. With his…

High-density vertical farm will supply enough leafy greens for all of British Columbia come fall

Two brothers, a dentist with a background in Biology and an IT/tech business expert, have been working on starting a commercial, high-density vertical farm with the goal of supplying the entire British Columbia (BC) population with leafy greens and more. The idea for this venture originated seven years…

The Netherlands produces almost 7 times more cucumbers per square meter than Spain

The data shared by FAOSTAT on cucumber production in two major producing countries, Spain and the Netherlands, shows the difference in yield per area in the cultivation of…

Ontario premier visits Canadian cucumber greenhouse

Yesterday Doug Ford, premier of Ontario, Canada, visited greenhouse company Double Diamond Farms together with Trevor Jones, candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.  With the June 2nd elections coming up, the party members are showing up at companies around the province, and cucumber growers…

OnePointOne:

“Vertically farmed strawberries aren’t easy, but automation is set to solve the economics issue”

“As soon as vertically farmed strawberries are on the market for a lower price, it’s a no-brainer for the market to shift over to the consumption of vertical farming products. It’s just the question of how quickly this industry can scale and how quickly the requisite technologies can be commercialized,"…

Greenhouse tomatoes and bananas

Citronex shows facilities in two videos

Citronex is a producer of tomatoes and a distributor of bananas in Poland. The company has uploaded two videos explaining the way they work with both fruits, and what their capabilities are. The company employs over 2,500 people. Take a look at their facilities in the videos below.    

Barry Michiels, Gebroeders Michiels:

"Warm weather doing greenhouse vegetable demand good"

"The good weather forecast is contributing to the rising demand for greenhouse vegetables," says Barry Michiels of Gebroeders Michiels in Belgium. "Prices have been dismal for the past fortnight but are now gradually increasing." The exporter, who mostly has customers on the German wholesale markets, admits…

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British garden centers sell vegetable themed condoms

Condoms aimed at gardening-loving mature Brits are being put on sale in some garden centers with the idea of encouraging the older generations to continue practicing safe sex. The odd range of gardening-themed condoms – naughtily nicknamed "hornicultural" prophylactics – were developed to counter the…

Mom-approved snack boards for Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day this weekend, so what are some ways you can make the day a special one for Mom? How about creating a snack board customized to her taste for a delicious way to celebrate the day? Village Farms would like to share some of its favorite snack board ideas featuring all the greenhouse-grown…

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Combining crops and solar panels is allowing Kenya to ‘harvest the sun twice’

In a region where energy security poses real challenges, but sunlight is not in short supply, solar electricity seems an obvious solution for much of Africa. But the answer isn’t as simple as that. Installing vast arrays of photovoltaic (PV) panels often means clearing swathes of land to bare soil. This…

NatureSweet Tomatoes announces new chief scientific officer

NatureSweet® Tomatoes appointed seasoned consumer R&D and product strategy executive Martin C. Ruebelt, Ph.D., to its newly created position of chief scientific officer. The…

Monti & C will be at Macfrut in hall D2 stand 03

Storage cells controlled remotely are the latest trend

Cold rooms for the short-and long-term storage of fruit and vegetables; controlled atmosphere cold rooms; cold cells for bananas; processing rooms (fresh-cut); pre-cooling spaces; mechanized cold rooms; tunnel freezers; refrigeration of liquids for industrial fruit processing; low temperature cold rooms…

Italy's Ecofarm will be exhibiting at Macfrut at stand B5 151

Sanitizing greenhouses with ozone

The precautionary environmental disinfection of greenhouses, water and irrigation systems for plant nurseries and conventional horticultural cultivations are carried out by the Italian company Ecofarm Storti in both Italy and Europe. By applying the traditional management of environmental preventive…

‘Grand opportunities ahead for tower farms in French market’

“The market is here for it. At this point, they’re just a bit hesitant to try out hydroponics, but the interest is there. It’s quite a niche market, which gives us the opportunity to grow at a small scale first and then expand into a larger-sized company,” says Julien Lach, founder of ERRA, a French…

Ultra Clima (semi-enclosed, high-wire)

32 acres of high-wire greenhouse available for lease in Tehachapi, CA

Lease proposals are being solicited for 32 high-wire acres in a high-tech greenhouse in Tehachapi, CA. The facility is owned by CEFF II Tehachapi Property, LLC.1 Tehachapi is located approximately 100 miles north of Los Angeles and within a day’s drive of 50 million people in population centers,…

Certhon Group

High-tech greenhouse company looks to increase presence in Oceania through robotics

An international greenhouse solutions company hopes to expand its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the latest automation projects for fruit and vegetable production in greenhouses. Certhon Group Business Development Director Edwin Vanlaerhoven says that one of the company's main focuses is to…

"We need to get back to the training and education outside of the classroom."

The educational greenhouse programs developing the next generation of horticulture workers

An Australian not for profit organisation has established learning programs, not only aimed at increasing the consumption of fruit and vegetables among children but also providing a pathway for students to take up jobs in horticulture. Food Ladder notes that around just six per cent of Australian kids…

"Honduras greenhouse park to become the largest producer-exporter in the Central American region"

With 35 hectares of greenhouses constructed during the pandemic, another 52 hectares under construction and plans to install up to 160 hectares by 2024, the Agroparque AgroAlpha-Orquídea Honduras is set to become the largest tomato, bell, and chili pepper producer-exporter in the Central American region.…

Navus Ventures, ECG & Oost NL invest in Corvus

"Investment in autonomous drones contributes to the digitization of greenhouses"

Corvus Drones from Ede, the Netherlands, develops and produces drones that can fly fully autonomously in greenhouses. The drones collect valuable data for crop monitoring. With this information, growers can produce food more efficiently and sustainably. For the further development of the drone and…

Making specialty mushrooms more accessible

The specialty mushroom category is quite different from its sister category, the white button mushroom. “Specialty mushroom trends have grown over the past few years but there are very few suppliers throughout the country,” says Aurora Porter, Vice President of Sales for Smallhold based in Brooklyn, New…

Innovative solution from Rite-Hite is already being used in greenhouses and warehouses

"HVLS industrial fan proven to help significantly improve indoor environment"

In times of rising energy and production costs, more cost-effective solutions are desperately sought, especially in greenhouse cultivation. Several years ago, the specialized company Rite-Hite Ltd, based in Volkmarsen, Germany, developed a high-tech industrial fan. "The ingenious ventilation system will…

Greenhouse grower ready to shine in home state for Viva Fresh

Village Farms Fresh looks forward to participating in the VIVA Fresh Expo in its home state of Texas this week.  Farming flavor forward Texas-grown tomatoes is a key value proposition for Village Farms Fresh to offer customers and that they can align with the company on. Village Farms Fresh is a proud member…

Futuristic agricultural projects are closer to being a reality

Flying gardens and floating greenhouses

Some projects that might seem to belong to the realm of science fiction, such as flying orchards or floating greenhouses, are closer to reality than we know. The Aeroponic…

PlantLab:

"By 2030 we want to have a turnover of 1 billion and we are fully working towards that"

"We are continuously working on improving our market position, but also on important processes such as ripening processes, less labor use, more efficient lighting, and so on. We do this to ultimately achieve a higher output per m2. That's what the vertical farming game is all about, and at the same time,…

Only unique, high-flavor varieties are selected for Black Label series

In response to an increased demand for produce with a premium look and feel, Nature Fresh Farms launched its Black Label line back in 2020. “We felt there was a need for select varieties that achieve higher flavor, uniqueness, and an elevated sensory experience,” says Matt Quiring, Senior Vice President…

Google meets agriculture at Go Green Agriculture

“Our passion is driven by the desire to make a difference, not chase a market opportunity. It is and continues to be about developing passionate leaders and creating a positive impact. We go after the most difficult challenges in our industry using science, math and engineering” says Pierre Sleiman,…

Daniele Bertocchi, Greatit:

Container farm solution appreciated by Norway and Arab countries

"We raised the interest of several entrepreneurs. Our Demetra solution for vertical farming in disused and repurposed containers has received great interest at Fruit Logistica," said Daniele Bertocchi with Greatit. Andrea Mariani (Idroterm Serre) and Daniele Bertocchi (Greatit) "There has been a great deal…

Italy: Strawberries on gutters up to 3 rows high

"The demand for strawberry substrate cultivation solutions is growing in many Italian cultivation areas. However, the uncertain current situation is still holding back investments. We will soon start with the installation of about 7 hectares of substrate cultivation, most of it with two rows of gutters,…

Start of the season at Fruchthof Hensen

"Pleasing demand for greenhouse strawberries"

The first domestic strawberries from protected cultivation are already being harvested for about two weeks. The greenhouse at Fruchthof Hensen in Swisttal, Rhineland, has also been bustling since the first week of April. "Compared to last year, this year's harvest of our greenhouse goods has started a…

Nicolas Calo from the Azura Group

"We are the first to supply the major retail chains while being 100% CO2 neutral"

French-Moroccan family company Azura, whose production areas are in the Agadir region of Morocco and whose logistics platform and headquarters are in Perpignan in the south of France, was founded in 1988 and specializes, among other things, in the production and marketing of tomatoes, herbs, edible…

Ridder wins Energy Globe Award

Ridder is this year’s winner of the Energy Globe Award in the Netherlands. An international jury awarded Ridder for the development of Ridder NoNa+, a selective sodium removal solution that allows greenhouse growers to minimize their water footprint. The Energy Globe Award provides a podium for innovative solutions that tackle…

Open Day at Southern Seed

South-eastern Sicily is the cradle of greenhouse intensive cultivation

A joint open day with Southern Seed, a Sicilian seed company, and  Progene Seed, a company specializing in breeding. The event aimed at promoting a vast range of products suitable for the Mediterranean climate.  The varieties on display: Giovì light green zucchini, Buzz premium cherry tomatoes, Datterì midi plum…

Ireland experiences shortage of glasshouse crops

Tomato, lettuce and pepper supply challenges

Ireland is experiencing a shortage of glasshouse crops such as tomatoes due to what is called ‘a perfect storm’ of issues, including rising fuel costs and torrential rains in…

Chinese market welcomes greenhouse strawberries with open arms

On the morning of the 5th of April, the couple Zhang Yongfeng and Zhang Wei walked through their greenhouse strawberry farm in Hexizhifang Village in Shandong and carefully gathered the bright red strawberries in their baskets. This is already the third harvest of the season. Their daily production…

Powerlux by Agriplast is an extremely transparent interspace film of only 20 microns

Cavity wall insulation is an excellent solution for temperature control in greenhouses

The greenhouse allows cultivation within a space with a relatively controlled climate, protecting the crop from mechanical damage that can be caused by rain and wind. In addition, the greenhouse, acts as a filter for solar radiation and allows the mitigation of temperature changes. This is a simple and effective…

Volatile markets on Mexican colored bell peppers

While the markets have been strong for colored bell peppers out of Mexico, there are challenges in volumes. Agricola's pepper crops look strong and promotable volumes are expected by the end of this week. “Cooler nights and hot days tend to confuse the plants and prevent them from coloring up,” says…

Austrian agtech finds optimal growing recipes for crops and keeps adding

“The recent situation in Eastern Europe has shown us again that there are many reasons why it is important to be energy efficient. Wasting energy is against the whole idea of sustainable food,” says Stefan Fürnsinn, CEO of Herbeus Greens, an Austrian vertical farm which spans 1,000 square meters. Stefan…

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Cucumber crisis

Energy prices leave British glasshouses empty

In a small corner of south-east England, vast glasshouses stand empty, the soaring cost of energy preventing their owner from using heat to grow cucumbers for the British market. Elsewhere in the country growers have also failed to plant peppers, aubergines and tomatoes after a surge in natural gas…

Trump cards to tackle foreign competition

"We deal with international competition every day, and we do so focusing on the compliance with food security regulations and on the intrinsic quality of our products," explains Sebastiano Ventura, president of OP Antudo, which specializes in the production of greenhouse vegetables (mainly table…

Mucci Farms launches Linerless Label packaging series

After a 2-year hiatus, CPMA’s annual trade show will be held in Montreal next week from April 5 - 7. Canadian greenhouse grower Mucci Farms is excited to return. “Our industry is largely relationship based, and we really get to know people at trade show events. With so many of us recently coming out of…

The first production of the Tomato Forest will reach 700 tons

A visit to the largest single smart greenhouse in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei area

With soilless cultivation, automatic water and fertilizer management, precise environmental regulation, as well as real-time data monitoring, tomatoes have entered the stage of intelligent production in Beijing. At a smart agricultural innovation workshop in Beijing, the greenhouse tomatoes cultivated…

Van Gelder and PlantLab expand indoor cultivation to 3,500 kilos per week

Van Gelder fruit & vegetables is taking the next step in indoor cultivation. In cooperation with vertical cultivation specialist PlantLab, production has been considerably expanded. At the PlantLab production location in Amsterdam, substantial investments have been made in new Plant Production Units (PPUs),…

Ontario hydroponic strawberry producer ships first harvest

Ever Tru Farms, an Ontario-based greenhouse grower of strawberries 365 days a year, announced its first shipment of strawberries to select stores in the United States and Canada. Ever Tru is unique in its approach due to the company’s vertical integration and hydroponic growing process.  “Shipments to the…

Stefan Seischab offers parsley as well as rhubarb

"I think a future trend will be focusing more on greenhouse production"

The situation is currently very tense for many vegetable producers, says Stefan Seischab (r), managing director of Gemüsebau Seischab from Nuremberg. "Costs are skyrocketing, while sales prices remain the same," Seischab says. He spoke with us about his parsley, among other things, as well as the concerns he has about the current situation. High demand for rhubarb"Rhubarb i…

Strong year-round organic cucumber program

Mexican bell pepper production increasing

Supplies of cucumber and peppers continue to be steady out of Mexico. Peppers: “Pepper supplies are probably going to be a bit more than last year,” says Michael DuPuis, quality assurance and public relations manager of Divine Flavor. “Peppers are one of our strongest veg commodities and out of Sinaloa,…

Gotham Greens announces greenhouse expansion across US

Gotham Greens will double the size of its greenhouse capacity from 600,000 square feet to over 1.2 million square feet in 2022. Development is currently underway for new greenhouse facilities in Seagoville, Texas (outside Dallas), Monroe, Georgia (outside Atlanta), and Windsor, Colorado (outside Denver),…

Surge in utilization and demand of retractable roof greenhouses and cooling houses

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Cravo’s retractable roof systems. “Back in 1982, we invented the very first retractable roof for the tree seedling industry in Canada,” says the company’s President and CEO Richard Vollebregt. The roof was designed to provide shade for young trees in winter to keep…

"The industry is estimated to be growing at around 5-7 per cent in Australia. That's phenomenal growth."

Protected Cropping Australia Conference 2022 launches in Coffs Harbour

Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) says while the horticulture industry has been through a challenging period with the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather events and market disruptions in recent times, there are some exciting times ahead. The organisation's bi-annual conference was launched today at Coffs…

El Ejido and Westland are the two most important producing municipalities in Europe

The mayor of El Ejido, Francisco Góngora, and the councilor for tourism, Luisa Barranco, traveled to Holland, where they visited the best greenhouse horticultural research,…

The project for the cultivation of tomatoes on the Cortijo Mazorque farm is not feasible due to environmental reasons

La Junta slows construction of 108 hectares of greenhouse in Almeria because of the impact on water resources

La Junta de Andalucia has declared that a project to build more than 108 hectares of greenhouses for the cultivation of tomatoes in the municipality of Almería is unfeasible…

Acuity brands launches a new LED horticulture lighting solution

Acuity Brands announced the launch of Verjure, a professional-grade horticulture LED lighting solution that offers efficacious and consistent performance for indoor horticulture applications. Developed using academic, plant-based research, the Verjure Pro Series LED luminaires are designed to support all…

Current expands horticulture LED portfolio with new integral intra-canopy lighting

GE Current, a Daintree company has added a new category to its Arize range of horticultural LED solutions, with the launch of the Arize Integral intra-canopy lighting (ICL) fixture. Offering best-in-class lighting output of up to 346 µmol/s and efficiency of 3.5 µmol/J, the Integral is designed to help…

April Sun Farms:

Farm pushed through pandemic, now plans expansion

“We are currently putting together a prospectus to attract investors. This will allow us to build more farms, not only here in Australia, but also abroad. Our metrics show that we can build, grow, and operate more efficiently than any greenhouse,” says Tyrone Dickson, Co-founder of April Sun Farms. The…

Tomatoes and other greenhouse commodities continue to see growing demand

Supplies of greenhouse tomatoes are strong currently. Right now, there are tomatoes coming from various growing regions throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico. “We anticipate this strong supply to continue as we head into the overlap season of the winter and spring crops,” says Ray Wowryk,…

Pinduoduo flags priorities on agricultural productivity with record R&D spending

Pinduoduo reiterated its priority to step up research and development and invest in boosting agricultural productivity in its latest results announcement.  The online marketplace operator reported 61 billion orders in total for 2021, up from 38.3 billion from the year before, driven by rising agriculture transactions.…

Protest on March 20 in Madrid: "The situation is worrying enough to get back out on the street"

Plastic greenhouse covers in Almeria currently 47% more expensive than a year ago

All agricultural inputs are being affected by increased costs. Asaja calculates that, after having a 30 cent increase per kilo this quarter, the plastic covers for greenhouses…

Tencent leads investment in Future Crops, an Israeli-Dutch joint venture for vertical farming

On March 14, Future Crops, an agritech company headquartered in the Netherlands, raised an undisclosed amount in a funding round led by Tencent. It is reported that this was the first time Tencent has disclosed an investment in a vertical farming startup. Future Crops, an Israeli-Dutch joint venture…

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Saudi scientists grew spinach in the desert by harvesting water out of thin air

Saudi Arabian summers may be dry and scorching hot, but in June last year, some 50 miles north of Jeddah, 57 seeds sprouted into healthy, seven-inch-tall water spinach leaves by harvesting water out of thin air. Like all conventional crops, spinach needs water to grow. But, in this case, the spinach…

A visit to Jones Food Company

UK: "Building our own plant factories allows us to compete with imported produce"

The Scunthorpe farm was set up in 2018, and ever since, JFC has never turned off the lights of production. It took CEO James Lloyd Jones about 1.5 years to get everything right, from an ROI, product quality and consistency aspect. Starting at scale made if affordable to keep up production. The 5000m2…

AI agtech company raises $24 million Series B

IUNU has raised an oversubscribed $24 million Series B round of financing led by Lewis & Clark AgriFood. Existing investors S2G Ventures, Ceres Partners and Astanor Ventures also participated. This funding will be used to accelerate the company’s growth plans, specifically around global sales expansion…

More than 850 greenhouses were put into use in Tianjin, China

The fruit and vegetable greenhouses from the Dehu Crop Planting Cooperative in Shuangjie Town, Beichen District in Tianjin have been busy for days, with more than 100 workers rushing to plant watermelon seedlings. The cooperative invested to build fruit and vegetable greenhouses to plant high-end fruits…

Gerald Friederici, CMC Klebetechnik:

"ETFE adhesive tape often saves costly repairs to greenhouse films"

Global greenhouse cultivation of vegetables is clearly on the rise. It is estimated that by 2030, around 50% of lettuces in the USA will come from greenhouses. Under the controlled environmental conditions of protected cultivation, many crops can be grown much more efficiently than in the time-honored…

Murcia exports the latest developments in high-tech greenhouses to UAE

The Region of Murcia exports to the United Arab Emirates the latest developments in high-technology greenhouses, said Antonio Luengo, Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, and the Environment, at the inauguration of a more than 12,000 m² new greenhouse for soil and hydroponic crops in the…

Benny Cuypers, BelOrta:

"Belgian greenhouse vegetable prices are dismal"

In Belgium, the greenhouse vegetable season is gradually getting underway. "We began with several products a few weeks," says Benny Cuypers of BelOrta. "However, the prices are already under serious pressure. There's still some supply from southern Europe of eggplants, for example. So, there's enough of…

Driscoll's and Plenty build first commercial strawberry indoor vertical farm

One year after announcing their joint research and development work to grow strawberries indoors, Driscoll’s, a consumer brand in fresh premium berries, and Plenty Unlimited Inc., are expanding their relationship to build a new indoor vertical farm dedicated exclusively to strawberries. After exceeding…

Greenhouse grower launches seasonal organic tomato pack

Wholesum is announcing the launch of a Spring-themed sustainable pack of organic, Fair Trade Certified tomatoes on the vine. The pack will hit retail shelves just in time for April (Earth month) and will be available through the Spring season, bringing the social and environmental components of…

New plastic ducts for hydroponic cultivation

In 2021, 4ESSE was patented and is now the exclusive holder of a new plastic duct for the soilless cultivation of strawberries, tomatoes and other crops. Duct for the cultivation of strawberries at FeVi Frutta in Policoro (Photo provided by 4ESSE) The company is located in Cirò Marina (Crotone) and was…

Vertical Farms in containers - economic sustainability to be assessed before everything

Greatit founder Daniele Bertocchi explains that "vertical farms in reused containers are a novelty, as they cut costs by dozens of thousands of Euro compared to similar solutions. The economic sustainability of what is to be cultivated needs to be assessed." "It is not just about selling a product, we…

Roberto Tur, Fresh Fruit Alliance, on direct imports from Spain

"We are the extended branch of our Spanish producers"

In the greenhouse vegetable category, Spanish produce is partly supplemented by Dutch, Belgian and German products for seasonal reasons, but it has been an exceedingly successful season for the Spaniards, say direct importer Roberto Tur (r) of Fresh Fruit Alliance Ltd, based in Friedrichshafen. "The…

Hans Hofmann, Gemüsebau Hofmann from Nuremberg, on the cucumber season:

Competitive pressure from northern Germany and abroad increases

The already enormously increased gas, energy, and labor costs - also due to the consequences of the war in Ukraine and the sanctions against Russia - are having an increasing impact on vegetable growing in Germany. Hans Hofmann, vegetable producer and managing director of the Nuremberg-based company of…

Miguel Ángel Ruiz, of Agrointec:

"Our solution for vertical farming is sustainable, efficient and profitable"

Since its inception, vertical farming has pushed the limits of growth. The possibility of growing without soil or increasing the number of plants per unit area, and the ability to produce fresh and healthy food in any environment (urban, rural, indoor, outdoor and even in your own home) have made…

Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik

Greenhouse acreage dropped by 2 hectares compared with year before

According to the Thuringian State Office for Statistics, some 10,900 tons of vegetables were harvested in Thuringia's greenhouses in 2021. This corresponded to a decrease of 450 tons -or 4 percent- as compared to 2020. The area under cultivation in Thuringia's greenhouses dropped by 2 hectares or 5…

Greeny Grow

Sweden: Seeing a growing demand for locally grown products

“Vertical farming has a place here in Sweden, and we have also seen that in the public’s reaction: We had fantastic responses when we did tasting days. Visitors are always amazed by how simple the process is, and that we can produce every day, throughout the year,” says Graham Clark, Owner of Greeny Grow…

Young scientists share precision agriculture lessons from Pinduoduo greenhouse challenge in FAO China seminar

For Zheng Jianfeng, a 29-year-old researcher at China Agricultural University, participating in Pinduoduo’s inaugural Smart Agriculture Competition was a valuable experience as it provided him with a valuable opportunity to put theory to practice. Zheng was part of a team comprising researchers with different…

Greenhouse cucumber category grows to meet increasing demand

Supplies of greenhouse cucumbers are strong currently. “Mexico is still in production and Canadian production is starting up” says Jeff Madu, Vice-President of Sales for Windset Farms® based in Delta, B.C. “There are great supplies from all regions.” Greenhouse cucumber supplies are very similar compared…

Canadian grower adds one million sq. ft. of greenhouse strawberry production

The Star Group, a grower, importer and distributor of a wide variety of fresh produce, is adding substantial greenhouse capacity dedicated to growing fresh strawberries. This added capacity comes via additional planting of the company’s state-of-the-art greenhouse in Delta, B.C. with the first berry…

It's possible to extract water vapor from the air and grow water spinach in the desert while generating electricity

A group of researchers has developed a sustainable, low-cost, solar-powered prototype that combines electricity generation, atmospheric water extraction, and water spinach…

Why Cox Enterprise and BrightFarms invest heavily on expansion

"By 2030, half of the lettuce consumed in America will be grown indoors"

When Steve Platt, CEO with BrightFarms, 3 years ago talked with their retail partners, they were all excited about the indoor lettuce industry, seeing it as an interesting niche that could become big in 10 to 20 years. “Now they’re asking how fast we can go, they really believe in Indoor Ag”, he said…


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