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Germany: VB Group builds 'Elite' greenhouse for Dümmen Orange

At the end of May, a symbolic first spade went into the ground, signaling the start of construction of a new 'Elite' greenhouse for Dümmen Orange at their Rheinberg location in Germany. Here, VB Group's greenhouse and climate companies work together on the complete construction of a modern, 10,000 m2.....

How retrofitting an older greenhouse can solve big problems

Structure maintenance and planning involves more than just new construction projects and a focus on expansion. Often the best dollar value for a grower is in retrofitting and modernizing existing greenhouse structures.Here is a list of potential solutions to common problems that greenhouse growers can.....

US (CA): Alleged greenhouse arsonist pleads not guilty

A transient man who's a registered sex offender pleaded not guilty for the second time Friday to arson charges for a fire that burned several greenhouses at a business near Half Moon Bay in late March, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.Gilberto Mendoza Flores, 38, is charged in connection with a.....

July 10-13, Iowa State University:

US (IA): Registration open for annual AERGC meeting

Registration for the 32nd Annual Meeting of The Association of Education and Research Greenhouse Curators (AERGC) at Iowa State University in Ames from July 10-13, 2017 is currently open. The Association of Education and Research Greenhouse Curators is a network of professionals involved with the management.....

Safely cleaning and applying coatings

In 2016 construction of the first Gie des Brocs 4 hectare greenhouse in Lapouyade was completed. The second greenhouse of 4 hectares is expected to reach completion this year. Being a grower you’re always keen on aiming for the best results and getting most out of your greenhouse, certainly given the big.....

CAN (MB): Growers are greening their greenhouse

A first impression upon stepping inside this Interlake greenhouse is its owners must have a lot of pairs of hands helping them keep their plants so green and healthy.But Karen and Allan Sabados don’t have a big payroll at all. Sabados Greenhouse is a family business and the couple employs only their.....

Canada: Greenhouse flower acreage continues to drop

The Canadian greenhouse area used to produce flowers decreased by 7.7%, most notably in Ontario, dropping 2.9 million square feet, and in Quebec, where area fell by 2.7 million square feet. A rise in the number of flowers imported into Canada from countries like Colombia and Ecuador have contributed to a.....

Australia: Roof boosts production 25 per cent

Investing in a 20,000 square metre retractable roof greenhouse has enabled one of Australia’s longest running wholesale nurseries to increase production by around 25 per cent in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne.Humphris Nursery built the Cravo Retractable Roof Production System on a.....

US: Ohio State dedicates new ATI greenhouse

The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute (ATI) officially dedicated its newest greenhouse addition this past week, noting the top-of-the-line features and opportunities it looks to offer students and researchers.New and returning administrators, faculty, and all-around supporters of the.....

For Sale: 20 ha rose farm near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Unique chance to start your African adventure

A 20 ha rose farm with 9ha under greenhouse is being offered for sale. It is in close proximity to Addis Ababa and has 20 ha extra land available of which the compensation is already paid. The farm, located on an altitude of approximately 2,100 meters, is in production and has established export markets in.....

New roof cleaner fits below outside screen installation

With increasing wages and decreasing availability of skilled people, automation has become an important factor at greenhouse projects. Also outside maintenance work is subject to automation these days, in developed industries, but also in countries where high tech greenhouse development is just taking off.A.....

US (NJ): Veterans get new start through greenhouse program

At the Veterans Greenhouse, employees nurture young plants creating new life as these vets transform their own lives.“The greenhouse was extremely therapeutic for me. It allowed me to think about my past and conditions that were going on mentally with me and I began to heal slowly but surely,” said.....

PCA Chairman Robert Hayes forecasts high tech developments:

Cost of labor driving Australia's move towards more protected cropping

As a result of the continuous growth of the minimum wages, Australian farmers and growers are highly interested in automation and mechanization. "The cost of labor is one of the key factors driving adoption of protected cropping in Australia", according to PCA chairman Robert Hayes.Hayes is the chairman of.....

e-GRO Alert by Lee Stivers

When plants back up in the retail greenhouse

Inclement spring weather can delay retail plant sales, as customers wait for warmer, sunnier days to begin gardening. As space in the greenhouse gets scarce, and plants keep growing bigger, think carefully about where and how you are displaying your products.by Lee StiversPlants get stacked vertically. When.....