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US (MI): Ensure your greenhouses withstand the snow load

Heavy snow loads can cause greenhouse structures to collapse if proper snow removal techniques are not practiced or extra support is not provided.Photo 1. Heavy, wet snow accumulation on the double-poly greenhouse resulted in collapse of the greenhouse structure. All photos by W. Garrett Owen.Strong winds,.....

CAN (BC): Greenhouse closed as Kamloops contracts out bedding plants

The City of Kamloops will be growing fewer of its flowers locally after council decided to close one of two greenhouses at its public works yard.Sean Cook, parks operations supervisor, said the decision to close the unheated greenhouse at the foot of Kenna Cartwright Park and outsource bedding plants will.....

UK: Christmas glow at the glasshouse

Don't miss Wisley's magical Christmas Glow illuminations in "the Glasshouse" at RHS Garden Wisley. Returning to Wisley from 1 December 2017 – 3 January 2018, it will bring the winter evenings alive with fantastical giant flowers, dramatic installations and brilliant illuminated trees as you can see in the.....

US (IL): New MVTHS greenhouse opens

The John T. Kabat Greenhouse officially opened its doors Wednesday at Mt. Vernon Township High School.The roughly $500,000 greenhouse should have a great impact on agriculture students at MVTHS, said Ag Instructor and FFA Advisor Cherie Rogier. The former MVTHS greenhouse at the old campus could barely hold.....

Mario Scherpenzeel, Ridder Climate Screens

"We've entered a niche in the market"

Three years ago Ridder started a new company called Ridder Climate Screens. Mario Scherpenzeel took the helm of the business. At the moment of start-up, there were already suppliers of screen cloths around, so why did Ridder think there was room for another competitor? And was there even any room at all on.....

A roundup of the Let it Grow Bootcamp

This year's Let it Grow Bootcamp invited a group of international floriculture experts, ambassadors and entrepreneurs together for an exciting 6-day programme of training and activity. An opportunity for all to network with peers and players within the sector, to receive or offer coaching, and exchange.....

Construction progress Porta Nova: Mud everywhere

Early November construction started for the new Porta Nova greenhouse in Waddinxveen. We are one month underway, and most of the groundworks have been completed, like pushing in the wooden foundation poles. There has been a lot of rain in November, making the site very muddy. The drone has taken a look from.....

UK: Chinese-themed botanical glasshouse comes to Fleetwood Quays

For the first time the plans for ‘Fleetwood Quays’ were presented last Wednesday November 15th. The multi-million pound transformation of Wyre Dock were unveiled to a selected audience of press, local councillors, business people and organisations. One of the most defining elements in the fishing port’s.....

Spanish suppliers: From Almería to the rest of the world

The potential of the Mexican horticulture industry is noticed all across the world. Also in Almeria, where an increasing amount of Spanish suppliers receive an international demand for their horticultural technology. One of these companies is Criado & López, a Spanish horticultural supplies company that.....

NL: Last window pane placed on Daylight Greenhouse Ter Laak Orchids

Last week, Eduard ter Laak and Tim van den Boogaard placed the last roof pane in the new Daylight Greenhouse of Ter Laak Orchids. With this action, the owner of Ter Laak Orchids and the project leader of Technokas officially completed the construction of the main structure for the new Daylight Greenhouse. In.....

Reducing humidity while saving energy

Growing flowers in greenhouses is a very common growing method, and popular flowers such as Gerberas, Lilies, Tulips, Roses, Orchids, and Bromeliads are grown in greenhouses. There are many challenges the grower faces when growing in a closed space; a major one is high humidity. Many types of flowers are.....

US (MI): Walters Gardens nears completion of Acclimation Range

Walters Gardens are coming close to completing their Acclimation Range expansion. The Acclimation Greenhouse will add approximately 1½ acres of greenhouse production space and be used to propagate recently stuck URCs and tissue culture.The new range will have a number of new features, including a roof of.....

"Responsibly clean glass with HGC+"

HGC+ is a new cleaning agent for horticulture glass. "It's a high-grade disinfectant cleaning agent that deals with bacteria, fungi and viruses. It is suitable for various types of glass, including glass with AR coating. It's a newly developed formula, especially for the horticulture industry, which doesn't.....

New SK Roses greenhouse almost ready

The construction of the third cultivation location of SK Roses is in full swing. This location on the Noordlierweg in De Lier, is located centrally between the other companies in De Lier and Den Hoorn. The modern family company, which is led by Marc, Bas and Tom Koene, grows white Avalanche roses. They will.....