Flower production greenhouse in Jinan, China

In Jinan, Shandong, China, an opening ceremony was held on 21 July. A production base has been officially put into use. This production base is for leading and developing the local flower industry through a scaled and automated production process. With this base put into use, local farmers will be…

How to choose the most cost-effective glass when everything is getting more expensive?

Greenhouse building materials like steel and aluminum are getting more expensive on top of the glass, which is also experienced a significant price increase from autumn of 2020. However, it has slowly returned to the almost normal price it had in the summer of 2021. "Besides the price increase of all kinds…

Olson’s Greenhouse turns to Conley’s for new structures for plug faciluty

US (UT): "One of the features we were most happy with in the greenhouse, is the roll form technology"

When Olson's Greenhouse needed new structures for their plug facility located in Santaquin, Utah, they turned to Conley's Manufacturing, a supplier of greenhouse structures and related equipment manufactured in the USA. "The company had specific needs for these areas, and Conley's structures met those…

Farm in East Windsor gets federal funding for geothermal greenhouse

A local family-owned cut flower farm from East Windsor recently received a federal grant to convert a greenhouse to geothermal heat for cut flower production. East Windsor-based Moonshot Farm received $24,193 in grant funding from USDA's Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The grant will enable the…

Jim Rusk, looking for investors for plant farm

"The farm is a multi-million dollar gross earner and has the potential to double or triple those earnings"

Are you looking for an investment project? Maybe this 40+ years plant farm in Texas is something for you. "The current farm is a multi-million dollar gross earner and has the potential to double or triple those earnings. Additionally, expanding into cut flowers is easily attainable", says Jim Rusk, who…

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Forum to focus on greenhouse, gardening industry

People who work in the greenhouse industry or who are just interested in the gardening industry have been invited to take part in a Greenhouse and Garden Center Conference slated for Aug. 10 at Oklahoma State University.  University and industry specialists will be on hand to share knowledge, said Mike Schnelle,…

Land and buildings for sale in Bedfordshire

Quinton Edward's site offers considerable opportunity for several uses. The site extends to circa 6.442 acres and benefits from a horticultural warehouse extending to 16,534 sq.ft., with planning consent for part change of use to flexible commercial, to include B1 offices and retail, plus planning consents…

Lüers GmbH & Co.KG open house in full swing

This week, till August 12, tree nursery and plant trading company Lüers GmbH & Co.KG is holding their open house during the famous nursery tour of the German Northwest called Oldenburger Vielfalt. The dates are from Monday, August 8, until Friday, August 12, 2022. The nursery is located in the village of…

"Coatings and high-pressure misting keeps crops growing"

The summers of recent years have resulted in a turnaround. More than ever before, growers are looking for the optimal shading and cooling combination. The instruments they use for this purpose are coatings, movable shade screens, and humidifiers. “In Central Europe, growers are increasingly installing…

Official opening of photovoltaic greenhouse – “Les cagettes de Noël"

In May, Biobest attended the official opening of Les Cagettes de Noel's photovoltaic greenhouse, where their beneficial insects and hives are being deployed to produce quality organic fruit and vegetables.   Situated in the small village of Rians, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in south-eastern France, the…

A schoolgirl from Kazakhstan has developed a "smart" greenhouse

Gulnaz Nasyrova, a 9th grader from the Uritsky Lyceum School, designed a device called "Automated Greenhouse" and won third place at the republican competition "KazRoboProject-2021".  "If the greenhouse allows you to get a crop quickly, then the care of vegetables, the selection of comfortable conditions takes…

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China: Smart greenhouses boost yields

Modern facilities are helping to raise output and provide better lives for people in East China. Along with two workers he employs from his village, Sun Zhenxing, 35, a farmer in Shouguang, Shandong province, operates four greenhouses that cover 4 hectares in total. With each being 260 meters long and 40…

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Jamaica: greenhouse project adding value to Manchester community

Farmers are hailing the Content greenhouse project in Williamsfield, Manchester, for enabling them to increase production and earnings while adding economic value to the community. The project, which got underway in 2017, involves the revitalization of former bauxite lands for agriculture production.…

US (KS): Hetlinger’s Planting Hope greenhouse nearly finished

Hetlinger’s newest addition, the Planting Hope greenhouse, is just about complete. Director Trudy Hutchinson says the greenhouse has been seen as a way to expand the activity list for Hetlinger clients. Hetlinger Developmental Services photo Hutchinson says there have been some supply chain issues that…

Growing efficiency in greenhouses

NC State Energy Management has partnered with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) on an energy efficiency project in the greenhouses at Headhouse Unit 3 off Method Road, resulting in decreased energy use and emissions. The installation of 486 LED Hi-Top grow lights have replaced legacy…

70 years of greenhouse growing in Spain

The province of Almería in southeastern Spain has some of the driest conditions in Europe. Yet, with access to groundwater and an abundance of sun, it has become a major hub of greenhouse agriculture. On May 24, 2022, the Operational Land Imager-2 (OLI) on Landsat 9 captured these natural-color images of…

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Geothermally heated greenhouse established in Sakarya, Türkiye

The Greenhouse Excellence Center in Sakarya, Türkiye, will serve as a center for R&D on top of providing year-round agricultural production. The Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality has established the geothermal heated Greenhouse Excellence Center on an area of 25 decares, targeting 1250 tons of tomato…

Special Greenhouse Construction

In the coming weeks, greenhouse construction takes center stage in the special of FloralDaily, HortiDaily, and our Dutch newsletters GroetenNieuws and BPnieuws. For one month, we will pay more attention to everything that is being built in this sector.Besides new projects, we will also highlight technical innovations. What…

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Russia: About 1 billion rubles will be spent on creating a greenhouse for growing flowers

The Vladimir Region plans to apply to the Russian Ministry of Agriculture for a federal subsidy for the construction of a floriculture complex.  The plan is to spend about 1 billion rubles on the construction of greenhouses of 2-3 hectares since one-hectare costs from 200 to 300 million.  Since 2019, the Teplichny company…

S. Korean smart farm technology creates cooling greenhouses in Vietnam

In Hanoi, Vietnam, daytime temperatures can reach up to 37 to 38 degrees Celsius. On top of that, it often rains, and the climate is hot and humid. But to grow a certain type of crop, some smart farms in Vietnam have started off with the reverse idea of lowering the temperature rather than raising it.…

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Amazon seeks to convert Great Falls nursery into a greenhouse

The greenery proposed for Amazon’s second headquarters in Arlington is so extensive that the company needs a greenhouse to keep it going. According to plans submitted to the county, Amazon hopes to convert Meadow Farms Nurseries and Landscapes (10618 Leesburg Pike) in Great Falls into a greenhouse to…

Renu Energy Solutions partners with University to power village greenhouse

Renu Energy Solutions, a locally-owned and operated solar installer in North Carolina and South Carolina, announced the details of a new solar installation at the greenhouse of Johnson C. Smith University’s (JCSU) Sustainability Village, an innovative living-learning prototype for students in Charlotte,…

Benjamin Devillard, General Manager Hoogendoorn Asia:

'Growing together by sharing the Chinese 'pie'

The horticultural sector in China is on the rise; the country is increasingly focusing on its own food supply. This brings with it the necessary challenges, among others, in the field of energy and water consumption, labor, and knowledge. Hoogendoorn Asia tries to support Chinese market gardeners in…

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Selinsgrove greenhouse remembers Hurricane Agnes

The Isle of Que is part of Selinsgrove, located along the Susquehanna River and Penns Creek. "It's a nice recreational area. There are boat launches here, and it's a great haven for walking and riding bikes," said Ed Auman, owner of Rine's Florist and Prettyleaf Greenhouses. The business has been on the…

First plants get a spot in new greenhouse of Forever Plants Group

As we speak, the new greenhouse of Forever Plants Group is being filled with green plants, the grower reports on social media. With the expansion, which according to the grower, went entirely according to plan, the location at the Zwethlaan has grown to almost 5 hectares. This brings the total capacity,…

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France: Producers hit hard by hail storms

Very violent hail storms hit France in the night from Sunday to Monday. Nearly 21 departments had been placed under orange alert for thunderstorms by the French weather service, Météo France. Several producers have already reported damage to their productions.  After the heatwave, producers must now juggle…

Chenier’s greenhouse expands into Dickinson County

Chenier’s Greenhouse celebrated their addition of a second location, 801 US-2, in Norway by hosting a ribbon-cutting. Chenier’s Greenhouse is a local family business that started in 1976 in Gladstone. Two years ago, they made the decision to expand by purchasing a second retail location in Norway, MI.…

Coating as a base, screens as "emergency brake"

A coating on the greenhouse deck is a kind of insurance. You keep excess light and heat outside the greenhouse. And if the radiation is still too high, you can close the movable screen. This is a combination strategy that more and more growers are adopting. A number of consecutive hot summers have…

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Henda Flowers starts construction of new greenhouse

In Zuilichem, the construction of Henda Flowers' new greenhouse has started. The chrysanthemum grower has purchased a plot of land on which a new greenhouse of about 6 hectares will be built. In week 49, the first cuttings should be set up. Last week, the construction sign was placed, including an…

"In Asia, local partnerships are key to growth"

DanDutch is a Dutch-Danish company with strategic international partnerships that offers specialized horticulture solutions to improve yield. One of its largest applications is ebb and flow irrigation equipment from its Danish partner manufacturers, Staal&Plast, Danvan, and FGM. These are frequently used…

J. Huete International builds 3.5 hectares of greenhouses for Barberet & Blanc

J. Huete International is developing a high-tech greenhouse project for Barberet & Blanc, part of the Dümmen Orange group. The company is a specialist in selecting and producing ornamental plants, with more than fifty years of experience and exports to more than sixty countries. It is 3.5 hectares…

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Important information for greenhouse producers:

Upcoming neonicotinoid re-classification

At this stage, all licensed pesticide applicators in MA should be aware that the Massachusetts Pesticide Board Subcommittee passed a ruling in March of 2021 regarding the registration and use of neonicotinoids in the Commonwealth. The ruling will make neonicotinoid products labeled for turf, trees,…

Albotherm developed heat-responsive glass coating

Using durable paint to protect crops against heat and light

In the sweltering summer months, greenhouse crops are faced with excess heat and sunlight, leaving farmers with the potential of ruined harvests. This can be mitigated through the use of shade paints, but these require routine removal in autumn to be applied again the following spring, making it a costly…

Debalina Saha, MSU Horticulture.

Controlling yellow woodsorrel in greenhouse

Yellow woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta), also known as oxalis, is one of the most common broadleaves weed species in greenhouse container production. It is an annual weed species in cool climates, such as the northern United States, and a perennial weed in warmer regions. Oxalis is native to North America and…

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Greenhouse goes up in East Boston

Eastie Farm, which sprouted up in 2015, is made up of seven small plots of land sandwiched between buildings and behind billboards around East Boston. The neighborhood has a high percentage of immigrants in Boston and a median household income below the rest of the city. It's also the Boston neighborhood…

Australia: P’Petual Glasshouse set to spark circa $30million agribusiness deal

P'Petual Holdings is set to spark significant interest in the vicinity of $30million from large food and horticulture companies, institutions, and private equity investors when its assets and business hit the market in the coming weeks. P'Petual Holdings is a producer, packer, and marketer of…


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