Greenhouse

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…

Turkey developed its first rose breed, looking to trademark it to sell it to the Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Soner Kazaz from the Faculty of Agriculture Plants Department in Ankara University developed Turkey’s first local rose breed with his team of 17 people. The cut roses are developed through the hybrid method of various local roses in Turkey from nature and roses from abroad have been cultivated…

Lose as little heat in the greenhouse as possible

The selection and design of heating equipment depends on how much heat will be lost from the greenhouse, as well as the availability and cost of fuel. Heat loss is a function…

VAT in Turkey on flowers, plants reduced from 18% to 8% until the end of 2020

With the decision announced on July 31st, 2020, the industries that are most impacted by the Covid-19 outbreak have been granted tax exemptions. Turkish floriculture industry is among the industries included in the tax exemption program. Industry members have been long lobbying for exemptions and…

Wageningen University Alumni Chapter China organized online symposium on horticultural installations

Chinese and Dutch horticultural industries continue to cooperate during this pandemic

China has seen a growth in high-tech greenhouses in the last few years. The demand for innovative technology is becoming widespread. Chinese companies are looking for automated solutions, whether in terms of plantation or management, and they often turn their attention to the Netherlands. The Wageningen…

New GrowSpan light deprivation greenhouses

GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures released their innovative Series 750 Commercial Greenhouse. The greenhouse features an internal light deprivation system that is fully…

Instruction video how to apply AntiCondens: "It is important to apply the coating correctly"

Preventing condensation in the greenhouse

Both glass and plastic greenhouses are often covered with condensation. This can severely block the incidence of light. In glass greenhouses, this can be up to 9%, and in plastic up to 15%. It largely depends on how the water vapor condenses. Big drops of condensation block the light, whilst a water film…

Reshaping the Westland

The Westland has reached the limits of expansion. The famous Dutch greenhouse region, visible from space, is not likely to grow further, judging by a report published by the Westland municipality on the future of the area. The municipal government is looking to move away from bulk production, focus on reconstruction and enable…

Gutters of Metazet FormFlex mark final stage

China: New 18 ha rose greenhouse almost ready for planting

Currently, a 32 ha Agricultural Park in Lanzhou, in the Gansu province in China, is being built and one of the greenhouses, an 18 ha greenhouse for the cultivation of roses, will soon be finished. With the gutter system currently being installed, they are at the final phase of this project. The gutters…

ReduSystems

More light into the greenhouse in three steps

An old growers' saying has it that 1% more light yields 1% higher production. Scientists have since shown that this is in fact a bit more nuanced: depending on the crop this varies from 0.5% to 1.25%. However, the principle remains the same; during a large part of the year all of the sunlight can…

Fortunately, the greenhouses at santini grower Hendriks are still standing

"We'll plant the last cuttings rolling in the mud"

"It was just like a movie", says Dutch santini grower Hans Hendriks. "It was raining heavily and as the fierce winds were in the opposite direction of the waterflow in the gutters on the greenhouse roof, it all got in. It's a miracle that nothing collapsed." Na 10 dagen halloweenpiek planten in oude…

China: Yongzhou establishes the agricultural high-tech area

The Renshanhumei Rural Complex Project is located in Renshan Village, Yongzhou City. It was invested and constructed by Hunan Humei Agricultural Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd. to develop high-efficiency agriculture, creative agriculture, leisure agriculture, and experience agriculture.…

Turkey Growers Association President: “Coronavirus spiked the interest in ornamental plants”

Turkey Growers Association President Ahmet Dundar spoke about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the industry and on consumer spending habits. Ahmet Dundar: “At the beginning of the outbreak, consumers focused on purchasing food and hygiene products. They have cut down their recreational spending…

"The worry of receiving a poor-quality used glasshouse is a thing of the past"

In the wake of the pandemic and with restrictions on the supply chain, many growers are feeling a newfound need to expand their operation catering to a greater demand for local produce. With the need for quick lead times and cheaper building costs, a new glasshouse structure is not always the answer.…

Turkey: Ornamental plant production becomes a new source of income in Ordu

Ordu municipality announced to the press that their effort to increase and diversify agricultural production in the city has started to bear fruits. Especially ornamental plant production has become a significant source of income for residents in the city. The municipality has also announced that in…

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Russia: Mir Tsvetov completes rose nursery reconstruction

Greenhouse complex Mir Tsvetov GK (Mordovia, a part of GK Mir Tsvetov) in Kadoshkin village are planning to open after the reconstruction in September. The construction works have been completed. The greenhouse acreage has doubled and reached 6 ha, the production volume would increase proportionally,…

CAN (ON): Flood floor lays groundwork for expansion at Foliera

This past year when Foliera Inc. was presented with the opportunity to grow their business with the acquisition of a second farm – this allowed not only for immediate growth, but also with the prospect to extend the greenhouse footprint in the future. Located just minutes from the home farm located in Lincoln,…

RF Agriculture

How to prepare for harvesting

From the excitement of the start of the season to the growing operations and now the harvest, a grower needs to be prepared. Proper planning and preparation just like with the start of a season is essential to a successful and hassle free harvest. In order to make an effective plan, an operator should understand the overall…

CambridgeHOK

the Eden Project

One BMS system instead of 49 separate ones

In 2010 Eden Project recognised the need to control its indoor climates more efficiently. CambridgeHOK's team was chosen to implement a new Building Management System (BMS), converting it from no less than 49 separate control systems. Key part of the initial work was ensuring temperatures were always maintained…

Joint project of Chinese company and Dutch university underway

Greenhouse production management supported by greenhouse crop models

People’s living standards rapidly improve because of the development of economy in China , consumers demand for high-quality and safe agricultural products. Shanghai Lankuaikei Technology Development Co., Ltd. and Wageningen University in the Netherlands started a 4-year cooperation project “Big Data…

Corona proof party: dancing in your private greenhouse

In Belgium they have come up with a unique party concept. At the industrial area in Erembodegem, you can find 21 greenhouses in the rehearsal studios of Spendit, a rental company for light and sound equipment. The idea is that people with their own 'bubble' can have a party in their own 'bubble'. You book…

New agent cleans glass but does not affect anti-reflective coating

In a greenhouse, every percent of light counts. The arrival of diffuse glass with an anti-reflection coating provides a high light transmission and therefore a higher yield. However, also for this glass, the advantage does not hold up if the glass is dirty. A new cleaning agent that cleans the glass…

Zoef Yilmaz, Yilmaz Radijs:

"Unique geothermal heat pump installation for sale"

With the acquisition of leafy greens nursery BiJo from 's-Gravenzande in 2015, Yilmaz Radijs also acquired what they call the best radish soil of the Netherlands. In addition to the land, the closed greenhouse concept of the nursery was also unique. During a festive reception, former Economic Affairs minister…

A Venlo roof and a cabrio roof in one greenhouse

Construction workers from Saarlucon, daughter company of the Luiten Group are working on a project near Berlin, called Voigt. It's going to be a garden center, on which they started immediately after finishing project Sporkmann.  In less than a week, the construction crew put up the steel construction and had the…

Yuhua Glass

printed patterns on the glass:

No more shadow in the greenhouse

“In 2011 we started with glass for greenhouses,” says Marcel Kahi, Sales Manager with Yuhua Glass. The company has over thirty years of experience in the glass business. At the moment, they sell more than 250 hectares of diffusing glass every year. They are also involved in solar glass, which is mostly used as cover for solar…

Plant responses to UV blocking greenhouse covers

Pure polyethylene (PE) is enriched with several additives to make it a smart application material in protected cultivation, as a cover material for either greenhouses or…

How to regulate temperatures in greenhouse or indoor farm RF Agriculture

Keeping cool in summer

One of the best aspects of the summer months is the increased temperatures and plenty of sunshine. After the cold winter months and damp spring, summer is a welcoming sight for many. However, in a…

"Great potential for burner installations in Chinese market"

Due to the corona crisis, projects were postponed and little was happening in greenhouse construction. In the meantime, the market is recovering worldwide. Vitotherm, a company for burner installations, is also seeing this activity in the Chinese market. The company sees a lot of potential in the Chinese…

More than half of the glass in place at JEM Farms

At JEM Farms glazing started only two weeks after the start of construction. Now, more than half of it is already in place. The company is located in Ruthven, Ontario and it's going to grow tomatoes.  Next up, the ventilation window frames will be glazed. It's a 7.3 hectare project. The gutter length will be 285.62 meter.…

Sale of a greenhouse complex in the Omsk region in Russia

In the village of Ust-Zaostrovka, Omsk region, 20 kilometers from Omsk, a greenhouse is being sold. The enterprise was built in 2012 according to foreign technology Venlo, possesses highly technological and modern equipment. The total area is 29,004 m2. The land plot is fenced, owned and located along…

The most Instagrammable greenhouses around the world

Greenhouses can be very photogenic, we all know that. Some are particularly popular with photographers, due to their unusual architecture, the setting, the history or a combination of those factors. Uswitch went through Instagram to figure out just what greenhouses are crowd favorites, resulting in the…

Covid-19 sparks discussions in local produce supply

Hi-tech greenhouses to play bigger role in produce supply in China

During the Covid-19 pandemic that has been ongoing for months, various issues in the produce supply chain have been brought under the spotlight. How to ensure production and supply capacity and provide consumers with sufficient agricultural products against inconvenient logistics and shortage of workers…

Solar Light Greenhouse provides students with great learning experience

The Calaveras Unified School District (CUSD) recently added a Solar Light greenhouse manufactured by Agra Tech (ATI) in Pittsburg, CA and it is already an integral part of its ag program at Calaveras High School in San Andreas, CA. With multiple uses and more to be developed over time, the CUSD should be…

Greater Vancouver modern greenhouse investment opportunity

BMO Capital Markets has been engaged as the exclusive financial advisor to arrange the sale of two modern greenhouses with improvements totaling 3.4 million square feet on 160 acres of agricultural land located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Both properties have recently undergone significant upgrades,…

the story behind Arvesta joining Van der Hoeven:

"Van der Hoeven being Dutch opens doors for us"

On June 15, it was announced that Arvesta, the Belgian group of companies, had acquired a minority interest (of 35 percent) in the greenhouse builder, Van der Hoeven. How this came about is explained by Peter Spaans and Niek Depoorter. "Martin Steentjes and I are both well over 50, so time to think about…

The Darling

Greenhouse dining comes to Chicago

It started with a restaurant in Amsterdam, and the phenomenon has by now gone across the globe: dining in your own private greenhouse. If you want to go to a restaurant but social distancing is problematic because of the way it's situated, these small greenhouses are a nice solution. Sophie Huterstein,…

Lot One

"Our rooftop greenhouse is our restaurants' story"

When residents Jaime Miles and Josh Timon opened their first restaurant, the plan was to source their produce as locally as possible, right from the rooftop. On restaurant Lot One's opening day, July 9, 2019, the restaurant's so-called “Roof to Table” operation, growing produce for the restaurant in a…

Bayleys

Chrysanthemum greenhouse up for sale in New Zealand

A flourishing chrysanthemum hothouse nursery business whose market has opened up substantially as a result of industry changes brought about by the Covid-19 lockdown is on the market for sale. GAIT Flowers Nursery in the Hauraki Plains township of Kerepehi produces 15 varieties of chrysanthemum –…

Russia: Agrokultura group begins fifth construction stage in Kashira

Agrokultura have begun the fifth construction stage of the greenhouse complex in Kashira, the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow region reported. “Since 2015 the company have completed four stages of the greenhouse construction with the overall acreage of 79.8 ha. Now the…

Victorian Conservatory completed as part of £3m regeneration of Hull's Pearson Park

These pictures show the stunning finished build of the new Victorian conservatory which is a focal point of a £3m regeneration of Hull's Pearson Park. The conservatory has been constructed by our glasshouse specialists at CambridgeHOK and has now been handed over to site contractors William Birch & Sons,…

UbiQD partners with Solvay to distribute luminescent greenhouse covers

UbiQD, Inc., an advanced materials company powering product innovations in agriculture, clean energy, and security, and the Solvay Group, announced that they have agreed to…

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Turkish Growers Association delighted with increase in import tax on outdoor plants

Turkish Growers Association (SUSBIR) President Ahmet Dundar expressed the grower’s satisfaction with the increase of the import tax on outdoor plants and noted that he is expecting this development to an increase in outdoor plant production in Turkey. Ahmet Dundar: “We have been trying for years to stop…

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China: A new Orchid greenhouse being built in Gansu Province

On June 29th, 2020, a new butterfly orchid growing greenhouse project has enter into the structure installation phase in Demonstration Park for integrated Industrial Development of Gansu Province, China. The total area of flower demonstration greenhouse is 3 hectares and will use cutting-edge intelligent…

Inagro

New rooftop research greenhouse in Belgium

The building of Dakserre Agrotopia (Rooftop Greenhouse Agrotopia), recently started. This project originated from Inagro's need to renew the current research greenhouse. Since space is limited in Belgium, the company made the choice to build this new greenhouse atop the REO auction building in Roeselare.…

Turkey: Women growers in Mugla grow 18 million flowers in 27 greenhouses

Mugla municipality started a flower production project in the Koycegiz district of the city in 2015 with 3 growers. The growers were contracted to grow flowers with the purchase guarantee from the municipality. The project has expanded in time and now it consists of 60 growers producing flowers in 27…

Coronavirus hurts cut phalaenopsis sales in Turkey significantly

Cut phalaenopsis growers in Antalya report that their sales have completely stopped due to the coronavirus. Grower Kadir Erdem: “We will definitely close the season with a loss. The only sales activity we had in recent months was during Mother’s Day. We have a 6-hectare cut phalaenopsis greenhouse and…

Turkish cut flower growers are exporting at a loss just to help their cash flow

Turkey Cut Flowers Exporters Association Chairman Ismail Yilmaz noted that the economic measures and support programs announced by the government in order to battle the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak do not cover the cut flowers and ornamental plants industry. Ismail Yilmaz: “Flower growers and…

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India: Micro irrigation of flower crops under protected conditions

Flowers have always been an integral part of Indian culture and society. With globalization and free market economy, floriculture has attained an industrial status and has gained tremendous momentum in the last few years. However, this sector is still in a nascent stage of development and accounts for a…

Kennedy & Violich Architecture

US (MA): Botanical greenhouse can generate all of its own energy

Boston-based architecture firm Kennedy & Violich Architecture has flipped the script for energy-intensive greenhouses with the net-zero energy Global Flora, a sustainable botanical facility for Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Engineered to exceed the Net Zero Water & Energy requirements of the Living…

3 hectares available for large-scale plant nursery

UK farmer offers disused land to growers following COVID-19

Since the dawning of COVID-19 many UK fruit and vegetable growers are investigating new growing methods such as vertical farming to increase outputs and ensure supermarkets a healthy supply of produce. However, it’s not just the existing growers that are looking to contribute to the security and…

New fire resistant cloth for Dutch nursery

A first for Kwekerij Zijdezicht, a plant nursery in De Lier, the Netherlands. The one and a half hectare extension of the chrysanthemum and aster nursery is fully equipped with a fire-resistant cloth. A cloth fabric that has only just been released on the market. Brand new facade clothNicolon vertical screen…

Eden Project

UK: Eden Biomes getting ready to reopen

The Eden Project is preparing to welcome visitors again to the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes from Saturday (July 4), following the reopening of the outdoor gardens on June 6. During lockdown a small and dedicated team of horticulturists worked hard to ensure that the living collections were looked…

China: Siyang, Jiangsu expands flower industry chain

In recent years, Siyang County, Jiangsu Province has vigorously developed the flower economy, and the plantation area of ​​the county has reached 4,666 hectares. Relying on flower fields, the local area is actively expanding the flower industry chain, developing derivative products, developing rural…

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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