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Turkey: Cukurova production region to be filled with greenhouses in near future

An organized greenhouse production zone will be set up in Adana (Turkey) to increase greenhouse production in the area. The Adana Chamber of Commerce is coordinating all the efforts to establish this zone which will increase productivity per square meter. Adana is one of the main agricultural production cities in…

UK: Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of five of its largest garden centres to Dobbies Garden Centres

Wyevale Garden Centres (“WGC”), the UK’s biggest garden centre operator, today announces the sale of a portfolio of five garden centres to Dobbies Garden Centres. The centres are: Gloucester; Heighley Gate; Huntingdon; Woodbridge and Woodlands. Roger Mclaughlan, Chief Executive of WGC, said: “We are pleased to have agreed the sale of five…

Turkey: Cut flowers from Isparta exported to many European countries

The Deregume district of Isparta used to be a production area of roses and grapes but 13 years ago due to low productivity rose gardens and grapevines were replaced with the cut flower greenhouses. Growers started to grow mainly carnations in these 400 hectares of greenhouses and are very much satisfied…

China to build Dutch-inspired high-tech agriculture park

In the coming years, China and the Netherlands are to further intensify cooperation in greenhouse horticulture. Ahead of the China-Netherlands Business Forum in The Hague, Dutch Greenhouse Delta has forged a strategic partnership with Jiashan Sino-Dutch Industrial Park. This memorandum of understanding…

not for veggies

Japanese pitch "biggest greenhouse in the world"

A Japanese company has designed "the biggest greenhouse in human history". Not for growing vegetables, but for creating a touristic destination out of a valley. By covering a valley in the Chinese Hebel province with glass roofs, they want to create a mountainous "Utopia".  "The site is located in the Hebel province of China.The forestation of…

US: Options for including cover crops in high tunnel rotations

High tunnels are a popular tool used to extend the growing season, particularly for organic vegetable, flower, and fruit growers (Pool and Stone, 2014, 2015). Their popularity is no surprise given increased yield and quality for many kinds of produce, in addition to a price premium for fresh, local…

Greenhouse complex Novosibirsky will grow roses

Gorkunov group of companies are planning to reconstruct the greenhouse complex Novosibirsky in 2019. It is presupposed that the enterprise will open a new rose nursery with…

The best way to circulate air in a glasshouse

On Tuesday 09 October, a group of around 20 growers attended a GrowSave event on Air Movement, hosted by W. D. Smith and Son near Battlesbridge, Essex. The day was split into two sessions: The morning focused on the theory and some of the science behind generating air movement in greenhouses. The afternoon consisted of practical demonstrations in the greenhouse.…

CAN (ON): College Boreal opens hi-tech greenhouse in Sudbury

It was fall but it felt like spring, especially inside a set of greenhouses at College Boreal, where tree seedlings and decorative plants unfurled their fragrant needles and leaves. There were also trays holding hundreds of acorns, freshly harvested from parks in Sudbury, that will germinate in coming weeks and become…

Russia: Rose grower in Dmitrov to expand greenhouse with 6ha

The third phase of the greenhouse complex Podosinky for rose growing in Dmitrov situated next to Moscow is planned to be constructed within three years, reported the general director of the enterprise, Ms. Yulia Charyshkina. The respective agreement has been signed with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Moscow…

From chickens to greenhouses; Van Eck celebrates its 30th anniversary

As a son of a poultry farmer, Paul van Eck started 30 years ago with the disinfection of chicken sheds. Soon afterwards, entrepreneurs from the horticulture industry also approached him for the disinfection of their greenhouse. In the years that followed, Van Eck Hygiëne grew into a well-known player in…

Scootering through the greenhouse

Greenhouses are getting bigger and bigger and that is why growers are increasingly aware that their employees are spending a lot of time walking through the greenhouse. It just can happen that one or more employees have to walk for minutes from the canteen or from the entrance to the path where they have…

How to keep greenhouse conditions optimal for plant growth

Plants are complex organisms, and as resilient as they are in nature, they’re also delicate enough that suboptimal growing conditions can seriously impact their health. The temperature and relative humidity in a greenhouse are two factors that have an enormous impact on plant growth, and a greenhouse…

Kenya: The ideal greenhouse and how to take care of it

Many farmers are turning to greenhouses in search of higher yields and some are constructing the structures themselves to save costs. But what consists of a good greenhouse and how does one take care of it? Leopold Obi spoke to Taita Ngetich, the director of Nairobi-based Illuminum Greenhouses Kenya. What features should a…

KG Greenhouses:

"Half of steel construction was standing within two weeks"

The 9 hectare project for Neame Lea, a British grower of a wide range of potted plants and bedding plants is getting on well. Half of the steel construction was standing within two weeks. KG Greenhouses published another video update of their project in Spalding, Great Britain.  KG Greenhouses is responsible for the full turn-key project .…

US (LA): Acadiana Native Plant Project dedicates greenhouse to late founder

The Acadiana Native Plant Project is honoring one of its founders. The group dedicated the June Walker Memorial Greenhouse at the NUNU Arts and Culture Collective in Arnaudville this evening. Walker died last year. Her family donated her library and the greenhouse to the group to help keep her legacy alive. Read more and watch the video at…

Taiwan: A greenhouse as a home

BIAS is an architecture and curating firm devoted to testing and expanding the boundaries of the architectural discipline. The integration of curating was the first consequence of such objective. Indeed, this corresponded to the attempt of engaging programs as an integral part of the architecture. Engaging the climate directly…

“A greenhouse so clean, you can perform a surgery in it”

Every now and then greenhouses have to be disinfected. During crop rotation, greenhouses are emptied and companies come in to disinfect the greenhouse. “Hygiene is very important”, says John Pol of Heartnut Grove. “By disinfecting the greenhouse we get rid of bacteria and viruses, giving the grower a…

Russia: Rose grower in North Ossetia launches new greenhouse

A rose nursery in North Ossetia has acquired a new greenhouse. With its launch, the production capacity will increase by 30%. “We have built a new greenhouse next to the existing one of 0.5 ha in the village of Gizel, and have increased our acreage to 1.2 ha”, reported Mr. Aleksandr Tuayev, deputy…

How to achieve ideal environmental control in your greenhouse

Carrots can take the cold, but tomatoes like it hot. The question is: how do you provide for both in the course of one year? With the right greenhouse and the right knowledge, you can make your grow space the perfect place to bring up just about any kind of crop - and even improve the output of the ones you’ve grown…

The quest for greenhouse climate control

Climate control in a greenhouse can be very challenging. It is certainly a step up from traditional outdoor farming but the moment the decision is made to grow in a greenhouse, we are accepting the lack of true environmental control like we can have in indoor gardens. We accept that we will tolerate a…

US: Greenhouse atop SEH accommodates unorthodox student experiments

On the top floor of the Science and Engineering Hall, plants, bees and fruiting flowers sit in a nursery side-by-side in line with the D.C. skyline. The Wilbur Harlan Greenhouse opened on the eighth floor of SEH more than a year ago as a research greenhouse for scientific projects and rare species of plants. But even…

Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture #SSGH18

The 4th edition of the fully booked Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture was organized from 27 August till 7 September 2018. The participants followed lectures, seminars, joined practical case work and visited several companies. The expertise of Wageningen University & Research as ‘the knowledge…

US (IN): Greenhouse fundraising for $1.2 million expansion

Bright, green leaves decorate the sunlit windows of the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse. Over 4,000 people a year visit the plants and programs the building holds, said greenhouse curator Cheryl LeBlanc. “It’s crowded,” LeBlanc said. “[The greenhouse] is not really designed for that.” Because of that, fundraising started this year to raise…

US (WA): UW greenhouse will house 9,000 plant specimens

When the University of Washington’s 46,000 students return to class on September 26, biology majors will walk into a new 207,000-square-foot building devoted to the university’s most popular STEM major (600 undergraduate biology degrees are awarded each year). The interior of the five-story Life Sciences…

Texas A&M AgriLife high tunnel study expands

New opportunities such as seed production are leading to new research in the Texas A&M AgriLife Research high tunnel project near Bushland. Dr. Charlie Rush, AgriLife Research plant pathologist and leader of the project, said the High Plains and Southern Plains continues to experience reductions in…

When should I remove the coating?

Light levels fall a little further every day in these weeks. The decision as to when to remove a coating is partly rational and partly depends on the weather and your green fingers. When is the best time to remove a coating? The answer to this question depends on the type of coating, the crop, its…

with 4,144.9 m2 of glasshouses

UK: 1.7 acre nursery for sale in Surrey

In Surrey, a 1.7 acre nursery with 4,144.9 sq.m. (44,293 sq.ft.) of glasshouses is up for sale. It sits immediately to the front of Wyevale’s Woodcote Green Garden Centre, which with a turnover of circa £17M is perhaps the third largest garden centre by turnover in the country. The nursery is up for sale…

New greenhouse film launched at 4 Oaks

This week the 4 Oaks show is taking place in the UK and amongst other things, a new greenhouse line foil will be launched by Atoplan. The Skycoat line is produced by the Japanese C.I. Takiron and includes a transparent T5 and a diffuse K5 foil.  The transparant type film is suitable for crops in need of more…

"Debets Schalke: "A technical challenge"

New 5000 m2 Venlo greenhouse for German bedding plant grower

The project of the month of Debets Schalke is a greenhouse project in Germany. It is an expansion and replacement of the existing greenhouse complex. The new greenhouse will become a production greenhouse of the type Venlo with a post height of 5.5 meters. It will be used for the cultivation of bedding…

Disney greenhouse grows huge vegetables

Did you know that Disney World has a greenhouse that grows massive produce? You can find the greenhouse with its enormous fruits and vegetables inside of the Living Off The Land ride inside of Epcot. Once you finish the ride, you have the option of taking the tour and checking out the supersized produce.…

Russian school year begins

A million roses for Moscow

About a million roses will be delivered to Moscow by greenhouse complex Podosinky for the beginning of the school year. About 20 varieties of roses are delivered for sale daily, reported the Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow region, Mr. Andrey Razin. “All regional greenhouse complexes started preparing for the…

CAN (ON): Controversial greenhouse now for mums, not pot

A high-profile medical marijuana company thwarted by council in its Ancaster expansion bid will still build a large, controversial greenhouse — but for potted mums, not pot.…

Visit a demo greenhouse in Beijing

The Kingpeng Greenhouse Research Base is located in Tongzhou District, Beijing, China and it has more than 2.2 hectares of land with various modern agriculture facilities, including an IOT greenhouse, plant factory, plastic film greenhouse, solar energy greenhouse, container plant factory, and more.…

Blue sky thinking, literally

It was a cool-looking thing we saw in a British bedding plant nursery. A plastic tunnel in a bright blue color. But it is not only cool looking, it is also beneficial for the plants, says Owen Lane, director of XL Horticulture. Just like a tree "It is like a plant underneath the shade of a tree. The tree is changing the ratio…

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 (WI): Greenhouses contend with the climate to keep plants growing

Lynn Hummel pays attention to the weather. Especially when it’s time to spray for insects. “Imagine getting into a protective suit, you can’t breathe in there, and it’s 93 degrees out and humid. It just exacerbates everything,” says Hummel, manager of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Walnut Street…

US (NJ): Cannabis to grow in 135,000 sq.ft. orchid greenhouse

In rural South Jersey, in a huge greenhouse that was custom-built for delicate, brilliantly hued orchids a decade ago, more than 35,000 cannabis plants are expected to be nurtured from seed as early as next spring. Acreage Holdings, a New York-based cannabis company, purchased the vacant,…

tropical climate

"“Larger widths possible with new greenhouse design"

More volume, increased light, a higher load support and a better resistance for enhanced performance. In a nutshell, that's what the new Greenpush Plastic multispan greenhouses provide. "The new design of the tubes and posts makes the difference", Corenthin (Felix) Chassouant of CMF Groupe Asia-Pacific…

US (PA): New “parklet” greenhouse provides green oasis & fresh veggies

Downtown Pittsburgh just got a little greener. A pop-up parklet just made its debut in front of Bae Bae’s Kitchen in the 900 block of Liberty Avenue. The public area occupies a 24-by-11-foot space and features tables, chairs and a greenhouse-like structure filled with plants that the Korean-inspired…

Turkey: Beypazari municipality uses own grown flowers and plants to decorate green areas

Beypazari town municipality is one of the rare municipalities in Turkey which grows all of its flowers and plants to use in green area decorations. The town is located in Ankara, capital of Turkey.  The greenhouses owned and managed by the municipality already started the production for winter flowers and…

Kenya: Flower farming empire goes up for sale

Managing Director Erastus Mureithi’s flower farming empire was facing total collapse after auctioneers put up for sale his property worth billions of shillings. The looming sale of Mr Mureithi’s empire is expected to raise Sh1.7 billion [17 million USD] to settle loans owed to a local bank, according to…


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