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GrowSpan suggests businesses begin winter projects

GrowSpan announced that their fall installation schedule was quickly filling up. Every fall, growers across the horticultural industry rush to GrowSpan to get a greenhouse structure before the cold months set in, but the only way to guarantee a building prior to winter is to begin these projects very.....

US (MI): How Kalamazoo's greenhouses grew

You don’t need a green thumb to notice that Kalamazoo is full of greenhouses.“And they aren’t small ones. They’re very, very large,” says listener Barbara Bott.They grow bedding plants – flowers and vegetables for home gardens. Barbara wants to know: why so many? Why here?To find out, WMUK paid a visit to.....

Ebtech Glasshouse Systems hires Phil Crocker as UK Sales Manager

Ebtech Glasshouse Systems announces the recruitment of Phil Crocker as their UK Sales Manager.Phil has worked in Horticulture for nearly 40 years, firstly as an experienced grower manager with first-hand practical knowledge in all aspects of growing from seed and cutting propagation, large volume pack.....

November 2, Wexford

US (PA): Western Pennsylvania fall greenhouse meeting

Producers and marketers of floriculture crops will want to attend the Western Pennsylvania Fall Greenhouse Meeting to learn about the latest research-based information and best management practices for your business.Topics of presentationFloriculture production techniquesControlling pestsPesticide.....

More hort suppliers and greenhouse builders at PMA this year

Every year in October, the North American produce industry gathers at the PMA Fresh Summit to network, scout new innovations in packaging and varieties and get updated on the latest topics related to retail, post harvest and other trade related information.Over the last couple of years however, more and more.....

Adding heat to a greenhouse

A greenhouse is a major investment, but adding one to a growing operation can really take production to the next level by providing a protected space for early seed starting and season extension. Heating the greenhouse for those months when frost is a major risk for many climates can help maximize the.....

Dutch grower Maurtits v/d Arend on cooperation with Pöppelmann TEKU

"More colour - more sales"

Maurits van den Arend established the Patio Plants garden centre together with his good friend Martijn Los in 2003. The pair were sitting down enjoying a beer and contemplating their future. Suddenly they came up with the idea of setting up their own “small” company for bedding and balcony plants. They.....

"Build before winter – you won’t regret it"

Constructing a greenhouse in order to prepare for harsh winter months can help businesses protect their product and operate without interference from Mother Nature. But once frosty nights take over and temperatures plummet, snowfall is not far behind, and it is best to get a greenhouse built and prepared.....

B.C. company introduces new cleaning methods:

Disinfection: Well begun is half done

The next time you are cleaning your greenhouse in preparation for the new season, you might consider some new alternative disinfection methods developed by a company based in British Columbia.TechMist was founded by Dutch immigrant, Menno Koehoorn in the late 90's. After introducing several disinfection and.....

Best practices for commercial greenhouse construction projects

Whether you are building a single hoop house or building a ten hectare greenhouse range, new greenhouse construction is part of building your growing business. For many growers the construction process is exciting full of anticipation as you watch your dreams becoming a reality. For other growers, greenhouse.....

“Aruna Holland HPS lamps tested with roses: Better quality and long lifetime”

It is not the first time that a new brand enters the market of High Pressure Sodium lamps. “Obviously, with all the prior experience we have, we were quite critical when we started, however, we become more and more enthusiastic”, says rose grower Frans van Os, owner of BN Roses from De Lier. His company is.....

Ter Laak AmericaS officially opened

Last week, Ter Laak AmericaS officially opened. The party was attended by several partners, the Dutch ambassador to Guatemala, representatives from the ministry of agriculture, and other relations.Photos from owner Eduard ter Laak's Facebook pageThe greenhouse in Guatemala, around 1 ha in size, will provide.....

Common greenhouse maintenance problems

Most common greenhouse maintenance problems are caused by neglect. It’s not that growers or nurseries deliberately leave maintenance until it’s too late; rather, they tend to be so busy that arranging for it to be done, or doing it themselves, gets put off to a more convenient time. The trouble is, there’s.....

3.5 hectare greenhouse extension project at Wouters Nursery

Dutch pot and bedding plant grower expands greenhouse

Prins Group recently supplied a nice greenhouse project to Wouters Nursery. This 3.5 hectare greenhouse extension project took place in the Noordoostpolder, the Netherlands. This family company, founded in 1956, is still run by the Wouters family.Wouters Nursery was started in Brabant, where open ground.....