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Mr. Jack Ma: "Chinese agriculture currently goes through a similar development as the internet did in 2002"

Mr. Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, visits largest AI greenhouse in Asia

Mr. Jack Ma, the founder and former CEO of Alibaba Group, visited the largest AI greenhouse in Asia on the 10th of October. He personally carried out the inspection of Kaisheng Haofeng (Dezhou) AI Agriculture Co., Ltd. in Dezhou, Shandong. Mr. Jack Ma visits the production service area at Kaisheng Haofeng…

US (MA): Whately OKs outreach meeting for proposed cultivation site

Whately RE Holdings LLC is proposing an indoor cultivator site at 23A LaSalle Drive, on the property owned by John Lasalle of Lasalle Florists. The property is currently under…

US: Inuvik greenhouse scores funding for year-round facility

A new growing system on its way to Inuvik will mean fresh greens and herbs all year long, even through the town’s dark and frigid winters. Inuvik's community greenhouse. Ollie Williams/Cabin RadioThe Inuvik Community Greenhouse says it has received funding for a “new, year-round greenhouse” that will not…

Premier Tech

Tips for efficient energy conservation in a greenhouse

As the fall approaches, the days get shorter and shorter. This is the time of the year where our free energy source, sunlight, becomes limited. Sunlight is essential to maintain the global temperature in the ranges appropriate for plant growth. In winter, plant production is challenging because…

Premier Tech

Heating systems for a temperate greenhouse

Global warming is a growing concern. For growers, a reduction in the use of fossil fuels can be a way to minimize their impact on the environment. It can be very difficult in winter months to maintain the greenhouse at ideal temperatures for plants, even during the day. During winter months, the…

Plant Empowerment

Optimal cultivation with the bonus of saving energy

Everyone knows Next Generation Growing (NGG), the optimal cultivation with the bonus of energy saving. NGG is based on the Plant Empowerment cultivation concept: the philosophy that a vigorous plant is a resilient plant, which is resistant to diseases and pests and yields a higher production and better…

Metazet FormFlex and Meteor Systems investigate the use of disinfectants on cultivation gutters

The time of crop rotation has come. A busy period in which the old crop has to make room for the new crop. To protect the new crop in the best possible way, everything is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Especially the greenhouse structure and interior appear not to be able to withstand the…

Santini grower Hans Hendriks on the new 3ha expansion

NL: "The old greenhouse is removed and the ground is prepared for construction"

In a new episode of Havecon's column "Client speaks ...", they had an interview with Hans Hendriks. Together with his brother Ruud they are santini-growers in Baarlo in Dutch (North) Limburg. Havecon will be responsible for the new expansion of more than 3 hectares, for which construction will start…

China: First roses planted in new 16 ha greenhouse in Shandong

Five months after kick-off, the first roses have just been planted in a new greenhouse that is currently being built by Israeli greenhouse supplier Azrom in the province of Shandong in China. The first 2.5 ha of the 16 ha greenhouse are planted and the rest of the greenhouse is planned to be finished by…

UK: Eden Project submits case for Government funding for northern vision

The Eden Project has submitted a business case for £70m of UK Government funding to help make Eden Project North in Morecambe a reality. Eden Project North will be a major new exemplar attraction in Morecambe, Lancashire that seeks to reimagine the British seaside resort for the 21st century. The plan is…

China: 34-hectare rose project goes into production

Cut roses are among the flowers with the largest planting area and market share among cut flowers in China. With the gradual expansion of middle-class groups with spending power, the market's demand for high-quality roses has gradually increased. More Chinese rose farmers introduced the Dutch planting model.…

China: Flowers from Beijing bring fragrance to Yongqing

"Our chrysanthemum is the only one in the market." In the trading hall of Hengmei International Huadu Market in Yongqing County, Langfang City, former Beijing flower merchant Gao Yan proudly introduced her unique chrysanthemum. More than ten kinds of chrysanthemums in various colors are neatly placed on…

Turkey: 150 million stems of carnations grown in Isparta with majority being exported to Europe

When the season ends in Antalya, Isparta high-plains come into play in flower production Thus, there is the opportunity to market and sell carnations from Turkey for 12 months of the year. Carnations produced in the greenhouses in Deregumu village of Isparta are exported to European countries such as the…

Leamington, Ontario greenhouse opportunity

A brand new 1.3 million sq. ft. state-of-the-art greenhouse is available in Leamington, Ontario. Leamington, well-known as North America’s greenhouse capital, is well connected to major regional population centres in Southern Ontario, Quebec and northeastern United States. The surrounding area is one of…

Spinning in a greenhouse: studio holds outdoor classes in greenhouse

"With impending colder weather, we have invested in a 34′ x 96′ greenhouse." Usually this is said by a grower, but today we have a fitness studio investing in indoor facilities. They built a greenhouse to expand outdoor class offerings in a fun, warm and safe manner. "The greenhouse will allow excellent air…

Ontario’s greenhouse growers support Ontario’s budget approach

The Ontario Greenhouse Alliance (TOGA) applauds the Ontario government's responsible and sustainable approach outlined in the last week's budget. TOGA acknowledges the…

Russian greenhouse expands with 5 ha for seedling production

New greenhouses of 750 square meters each, have been constructed in the second department of a greenhouse complex in Russia to replace the old ones, built in the 1970s. The enterprise has long been feeling a need for growing seedlings. The assortment has been expanded every year, as Teplichny is trying…

8ha parcel acquired for future development of HQ Havecon North America

Today is the 14th birthday of the Dutch based company Havecon Horticultural Projects. Current times make it hard to host a party, but still the company has something festive to share. Their subsidiary Havecon North America Inc, founded in 2011, has purchased a property to build their new North American…

These Lanzhou roses expected to (on average) outperform Kunming roses

China's largest high-tech rose project to be completed by Spring 2021

In China, the largest high-tech rose project is currently under construction. The 34ha rose project is located in Lanzhou, Northwest of China's Gansu province, very close to a 7,000ha plot that was prepared to host greenhouses. This latter project will become the largest greenhouse project under one…

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Energy transition in greenhouses

The Dutch horticultural sector is already circular: more and more energy is renewable, there are many savings, rainwater is collected to be used for production purposes. Less water, less pesticides is good for the environment, but also good for the business. Also in Poland, this trend is visible. But considering the fact that…

Patrick Casteleyn, MechaTronix:

"Our 1000Watt LED grow light is a true 'sustainable' investment"

Switching to LED lighting is a big, expensive decision. It's, however, worth the investment, according to MechaTronix's Patrick Casteleyn. "Investing in LED lighting is a sustainable choice," he explains. "It contributes enormously to reducing growers' environmental footprint, certainly in the long run."…

"point of contact for large growers and investors"

Investment group takes stake in greenhouse suppliers Prins Group and Stolze

Another major investment group gains ground in the horticultural industry. HAL Investments, the Dutch investment subsidiary of HAL Holding, has signed agreements to acquire 60% of the shares in Stolze and to acquire 24% of the shares in Prins Group. "HAL Investments is working on a new portfolio of…

Turkey: After having started it as a hobby, she expands cut flower production to fulfill the increasing orders

Mother of 3 children who started to grow flowers as a hobby in Tokat is trying to keep up with the demands by establishing a greenhouse with the support of her family. In Tokat, a classroom teacher and her husband rented a garden after his retirement. The couple, who produced flowers as a hobby for the…

USBG

US: Greenhouse manual for schools honored with design award

Greenhouse Manual: An Introductory Guide for Educators, a project of the U.S. Botanic Garden, NCAT, and City Blooms, has been honored with a 2nd place national award by the American Alliance of Museums in the Education category of their publications awards. The manual is an easy-to-use guide designed to…

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CAN (ON): Leamington waits to follow Kingsville’s lead on ‘light pollution’ bylaw

One day after Kingsville’s town council unanimously approved a bylaw to stop light pollution from greenhouses and odours from cannabis production, Leamington’s council voted unanimously to seek more information from growers and the public before considering a light pollution bylaw. Kingsville’s bylaw…

GrowSpan

Preparing for the cold: How to winterize a greenhouse

With the winter months fast approaching, every grower knows that now is the time to prepare their greenhouses for the onslaught of winter weather and cold temperatures. It is important for growers to winterize their greenhouse, so their grow can thrive even during the coldest winter months. Winterization…

Brockhoff gets new BLV Horturion luminaires

Dutch rose grower upgrades its greenhouse lighting

From 600 to 1,000 watts is a significant improvement. Newer lights like these Horturion luminaries from the German company, BLV, are more efficient too. Dutch rose grower, Brockhoff, had been planning to replace their lamps for some time.  The recent increase in renewable energy tax cemented that decision.…

Eco-friendly photovoltaic solutions that also work as greenhouse covers

Building integrated photovoltaics is a new way to conceive of photovoltaics that becomes useful in agriculture and consists in the design of innovative solutions to integrate devices that convert solar energy into electricity directly into the building.   Transparent pane The Italian team includes researchers from…

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CAN (ON): Kingsville approves bylaw against greenhouse light pollution

The Town of Kingsville Council has passed a bylaw to crack down on greenhouse growers using lamps that produce a nighttime glow that can often be seen from dozens of kilometres away. According to a report from the town, several local greenhouse operations have site plan agreements that require "dark sky…

GGS

Is your greenhouse winter ready?

For areas that experience significantly colder weather and snow during the fall and winter seasons, it’s important to prepare your greenhouses so your crops are protected. Here are a few things to consider when preparing your commercial greenhouse operation for the fall and winter: Tidy upThings may have gotten a little messy…

Fighting poverty in China with greenhouses

Poverty is a challenge facing all countries and the international community as a whole. Promoting development, eliminating poverty and achieving common prosperity is an ideal that humanity constantly pursues. China has a large poverty-stricken population in the rural areas, making it particularly…

GrowSpan

How to optimize a greenhouse for social distancing

It is an indisputable fact that the world as we know it has changed. Working from home is the new normal; social gatherings and activities are drastically limited, and social distancing is required in all public spaces. by Janine Coppola This is a challenging time for businesses, especially for those where…

Greenhouse climate control through fogging and misting systems

Water droplets smaller than a human hair

Humidity control is a crucial element of protected agriculture, and one around which the discussion is consistently developing. Whereas relative humidity was previously the main parameter considered by growers, vapor pressure deficit is becoming an industry standard when discussing humidity in…

ReduSystems

Transforming extra light incidence into better production

In the autumn, winter and early spring there is too little sunlight for optimal production. Every percentage point extra light will lead to increased photosynthesis and furthermore helps heat the greenhouse, says Cecilia Stanghellini of Wageningen University & Research. As a physicist, Cecilia…

London Design Festival

Tiny greenhouse shows effects of climate change

If you remember the movie Interstellar, you will recall that all the food on their dining table was made from corn – cornbread, corn side dish, whole corn kernels, etc. Why? Because climate change had made the conditions so catastrophic that the planet had only one viable crop left – corn. It also showed…

Svensson

Svensson launches new product family, Xsect

"What you get out of your greenhouse depends what you let into it"

Svensson debuts its 6th product family for insect control. The new Xsect range consists of screen solutions designed to keep the good insects inside the greenhouse and the bad ones out. Excluding pests is the most effective insect control method and first line of defense in an integrated pest management…

John Innes Centre

UK: £5m funding award for John Innes Centre to modernise horticultural facilities

A multi-million-pound project to modernise the horticultural facilities at John Innes Centre has been approved. The £5.1m upgrade is funded by UKRI-BBSRC. Work will begin in Autumn 2020, and the project set to be completed by March 2021.  The company's Horticultural Services support the world-renowned science…

Bas van der Elst, Hendic:

"More focus on stored water quality"

The floating tarpaulins used in Dutch water silos are sufficient for now. However, there's a growing demand for steel roofs for these silos. Bas van der Elst of Hendic, says, "Steel is solid. It can take a beating. Then storms aren't a problem. And if there's a lot of snow, also, no problem." Wind and…

Turkey: Entrepreneur in Antalya produces succulents in 5 greenhouses covering 3 hectares

An entrepreneur in Antalya, Turkey has built 5 greenhouses a couple of years ago in an area of 3 hectares to grow succulents. The construction cost of the greenhouses was around 15,000 USD and annually 4,000 succulents are grown in these greenhouses. Currently, the annual turnover the entrepreneur…

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Russia: New rose nursery launched in Mordovia

A new phase of the greenhouse complex Mir Tsvetov has been launched in Kadoshkino regional center. New greenhouses with the acreage of over 3 ha would allow enhance productivity up to 8 million pieces per year. As of today, Mordovia occupies 15% of the Russian market of cut flowers: the fragrant produce…

Karaburun municipality in Turkey distributes 120,000 daffodil bulbs to growers

The municipality of Karaburun in Izmir has distributed 120,000 daffodil bulbs to growers. Most of the growers were women and the bulbs are distributed to them through the grower cooperatives. The municipality has taken this initiative to increase daffodil production in the town and to create more added…

3,000 m2 Venlo construction realised in 8 weeks for Danish garden center

3,000 m2 of Venlo construction has been realized in eight weeks at the newly acquired garden centre of Billig Blomst in Næstved, Denmark. The construction went very smoothly. The construction started in mid-June with stricter rules around COVID-19. Early August the construction was completed. During these…

Shading and cooling agents increasingly important in Chinese greenhouse sector

According to Rui Xue Global, the partner of ReduSystems coatings in China, February and March are normally the peak sales period of shading and cooling agents. However, this year, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected logistics and production. The company has actively taken measures to move their…

Russia: Sakhalin to grow roses for Japan

A private investor in Sakhalin, Russia, is planning to grow roses within the area of advanced social and economic development Yuzhnaya. The Moscow based company would create…

Inuvik Greenhouse

from jalapeños to flowers:

Arctic greenhouse network provides locals with everything fresh

Beneath the clear, polycarbonate dome encasing a former hockey arena, Ray Solotki, executive director of the Inuvik Community Greenhouse, tends to flourishing beds of vegetables and flowers. Temperatures in Inuvik, a 3,200-person Canadian town located 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle, can plummet…

16 greenhouses of 9200 m2

Gakon joins sewage treatment project in Egypt

To aid in the solution for clean water in Egypt, Gakon joined a sewage treatment project which is under construction in Egypt, in the east of the Suez Canal. The project contains the treatment of wastewater and agricultural wastewater from the sewer system Bahr El-Baqar. To ease the water shortage in the…

Greenhouses from then to now

What is a greenhouse? A greenhouse is a building with walls and roof made primarily of transparent material, in which plants are grown. The interior of a greenhouse exposed to sunlight is…

Eden Project

Work starts on Eden’s pioneering geothermal heat and power project

Work is due to begin on preparing the ground for Eden’s pioneering geothermal heat and power project at its Bodelva site. This is on land just inside the main Eden Project visitor gate and is a significant step in what Eden sees as a clean-energy revolution for Cornwall and the UK. After a 10-year…

Kaizen in floricultural farms

Kaizen is always considered an initiative in the context of manufacturing in factories by business managers. Kaizen transformed the model of not only in Japan but also in all parts of the globe.…

Quinton Edwards

UK: Glasshouse nursery for sale in Yorkshire

Quinton Edwards is offering to the market a compact organic glasshouse nursery on a site of circa 8.38 acres with circa 5.147 acres of glass and benefiting from recently upgraded heating and irrigation.  The nursery currently grows tomatoes and cucumbers and the business is also available if required. There…

Ceres Greenhouse Solutions

Growing plants with carbon dioxide

CO2 supplementation is a common and highly beneficial practice in modern horticulture. This document will explain why, when, and how supplementation is important and what the potential outcomes can be. Different types of plants, different biological processesPlants are characterized by how they acquire…

Metamorphosis for De Gier Drive Systems

"We have laid the foundation for making a huge leap forward in the field of innovation and valuable partnerships", Rob Sandberg of De Gier Drive Systems tells us. The company's production hall had already been expanded considerably. The purchase of new machines and the optimized internal logistic route…

Government of DC

Rec center's rooftop garden provides 600 pounds of veggies, fruits per week

When the Edgewood Recreation Center opened last year in Northeast D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser said she wanted it to be a place to "play, learn ,and even grow fresh produce."…

HVAC systems explained

Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling (HVAC) systems are designed to maintain optimal greenhouse growing conditions, which vary according to the crop grown, time of year, and local climate restrictions.…

Highest point of glass palace at ‘Flora’ in Cologne

On 27 August, the first large steel arch of the new tropical glasshouse for Flora und Botanischer Garten Köln was erected and secured under the watchful eye of the press and other guests. Smiemans Projecten thus reaches the highest point of this special glass construction for this well-known botanical…


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