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NL: New 3 ha greenhouse for Ovata

Dutch succulents Nursery Ovata is going to build a 3 hectare greenhouse. This greenhouse will be built on the site where a greenhouse burned down on October 1, 2012. "With the new greenhouse we also come to a closure of this terrible happening in the past," director Hans Ammerlaan says.The plot on which the.....

Vifra introduces professional 'plug and play' humidity control solution

Dehumidification systems are gaining ground in the greenhouse industry. Vifra's answer to this trend is the new series of V-Dry dehumidification units. The small, lightweight units claim to be more flexible and adaptable to any kind of situation.For many years now, Italian engineering company Vifra is known.....

Water treatment with a mobile installation

Dutch brothers Leo and Maarten van Erkel cultivate large-flowered cut cymbidium on perlite in containers on 15,000 m2. Except for 10 weeks, from mid-June to end of August, orchids are harvested throughout the year. Last year, the groundsheet of one of two rainwater basins with a capacity of 4,500 m3 was.....

UK Ornamental growers embrace smart thermic IR film

XL Horticulture's new Sunmaster Cool film has been nominated for a Grower of the Year Award in the Best New Product or Service category. The patented 7-layer diffused polyethylene tunnel cover is shortlisted for its IR-reflecting, high light transmittance and anti condensation characteristics. Les Lane of XL.....

US (OH): Greenhouse fire leaves behind eyesore and high-priced fix

A mangled mess of metal, debris and trash is still piled high two months after a fire destroyed three buildings at Hoffman’s Florist and Greenhouse in Prairie Township.“I look at it and I get sick,” neighbor Leslie McCarthy said. “Besides it looking terrible, it’s a safety concern.”Four generations of the.....

Spring cleaning tips for the greenhouse

During every busy shipping season you invariably run into issues that would have been eliminated had a little spring cleaning taken place. The spring cleaning referred to here encompasses more than just a “cleaning” perspective, it also involves planning ahead and taking care of business concerns so they.....

Nor’Easter greenhouse weathers the storm

As a New Hampshire based company, Rimol knows snow - from the light, frosty flakes of early December to the thick, heavy slush of early March. They’re no strangers to some of the worst of what Old Man Winter can dish out - and as any farmer knows, it can be tough to keep growing strong through the winter.....

Cooling the greenhouse: chalk or liquid?

Nowadays, liquid greenhouse coatings are replacing chalk applications more than ever. These coatings are easy to apply, easy to remove and provide uniform shading. Coating with ReduSol is a good choice for people who have little or no experience with liquid coatings.The best way to keep heat out of the.....

How to prevent wind damage and algae in water storage basins

Eight years ago, Bas van der Elst was asked to improve sales at the Horticulture section of DL Plastics. Bas was familiar with the horticulture greenhouse sector and at that time he was ready for a new challenge. He has seen the further development of foils in the last few years.From PVC to FPPEach silo or.....

US (PA): Fire destroys East End Greenhouse furnace building

One of the structures at East End Greenhouse was destroyed by fire Monday morning. Eight fire companies responded around 8:15 a.m.By 3 p.m., new lumber was already going up to replace the 32×75-foot building in the same spot as before.The property includes the home of Katie Stoltzfus and her business, East.....

Kenya: "Greenhouse project makes for a perfect wedding gift"

The young couple that touched the hearts of many Kenyans by holding a wedding worth just Sh100 (less than 1 USD) has received an investment project worth a million shillings (9600 USD) from a well wisher.The investment from Diamond Properties includes an eighth acre plot valued at half a million shillings.....

A look behind the scenes: refrigerated transport of Valentine's roses

VIDEO In a new series of three videos Carrier Transicold shows the importance of cooling in order to deliver fresh flowers on Valentine's Day, which is being celebrated on February 14. As part of the European ‘Cool Valentine’s Day Contest’ - where 14 participants will be surprised with a bouquet of roses on.....

Arthur Zwinkels, Fikona, about sustainability

"The ficus stands out when it comes to filtering air"

At Waterdrinker’s Cash & Carry, in the past couple of weeks the spotlight has been on several growers that contribute to a sustainable and healthy world in one way or the other. This resulted in a series of stories including this (last) one: an interview with Arthur Zwinkels of Fikona. Fikona is a.....

Japan: Kunieda Rose opens state-of-the-art greenhouse

Recently a new modern 1.9 ha glasshouse was built by a Dutch/Japanese consortium in Moriyama city, Shiga prefecture, Japan. The official opening ceremony was held by Mr. Kunieda, the owner of the Rose Farm glasshouse.More than 150 high officials and guests attended the opening. Among those present were Mr......