Greenhouse

US (KY): University students build greenhouse for high school

Learning more about the benefits of high tunnel greenhouses is the focus of a grant between the University of Kentucky, the University of Minnesota, and Kansas State University. As a result, students from all three schools traveled to Eastern Kentucky to help build a high tunnel greenhouse this summer at…

High-altitude farm (180 ha) for sale at the foot of Mt. Meru

Looking for a Tanzanian adventure?

Because of their focus on the core business, Moerman Lilium BV is selling its branch in Tanzania. This concerns a farm at the foot of Mt. Meru called ‘West Meru Alps’. The entire company is currently in use for growing summer flowers. The company is located at an altitude of 2,000 meters and is therefore…

Hurricane resistant greenhouse system rated up to 175 MPH wind loads

Alquimi and its technology group Island AgTech, together with its strategic engineering partner Sprung Structures Ltd, based in Calgary, Alberta, have finalized development of the first fully certified hurricane resistant greenhouse system that can withstand wind loads up to 175 mph to meet IBC – 2015…

Australian grower to build state-of-the-art greenhouse with government funding

More than 40 jobs will be created thanks to a State Government grant that will help a Lockyer Valley nursery to expand with a state-of-the-art greenhouse. The project will mean Pohlman’s Nursery at Gatton (Australia) will move to a world class standard while creating agricultural jobs through grant…

Horticultural playground to teach kids about the industry

The Dutch municipality of Haarlemmermeer is offering 5 ha for the Greennest Experience & Hotel in Park 21. At this location, a hotel, a nursery, a restaurant with meeting rooms, and the educational playground Greennest Play will be built. Stiching Innovatie Glastuinbouw (SIGN) is developing a plan…

The greenhouse effect:

Local gardening projects benefit from special structures

The weather finally might be getting warm enough to put plants in the ground without the fear of an overnight frost bringing their young green lives to a premature and withered end. So, since things are greening up in the region, many projects are underway to take advantage of the beginning of the…

Paul van Paassen:

"Light gain in greenhouse after applying AntiCondens leads to more production"

For crops that are switched in the summer, this is the ideal time to apply AntiCondens to the inside of the greenhouse cover. It is a good preparation for the coming humid season, when condensation droplets block valuable light. Tomato grower Paul van Paassen has been using AntiCondens for three years,…

Vietnam: 'Impressive progress' in hi-tech agriculture development

After two years of carrying out the hi-tech applied agriculture project, the agricultural sector of Kon Tum province has made impressive progress and achieved very encouraging results. Kon Tum province defines that hi-tech agriculture development is an important solution to promote agricultural growth…

US (IL): SIUE Greenhouse helps research and course content grow and flourish

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Greenhouse is an educational resource that continuously supports the University’s value of excellence and its emphasis on high-quality learning within and beyond the classroom. Positioned behind the Science West building, the SIUE Greenhouse is filled with…

Aquaponics: Working with solar and photovoltaic energy

The earth's population is increasing and the demand for organic foodstuffs is growing in the city centers as well. Therefore, the area for agricultural use decreases. In order to be able to produce enough food regardless, new cultivation methods such as aquaponics come into focus. Self-contained…

"In the greenhouse? Put on your AR glasses"

Can Augmented Reality (AR) help with training harvesting staff in a greenhouse? Or can AR-glasses show whether the crop is healthy? Wageningen University & Research is researching this with a consortium of breeders and suppliers. That research focuses on the question: how can we use Augmented Reality…

"This tool helps growers and greenhouse builders to make the right choices"

Building a new greenhouse requires a lot of thinking and making the right choices. Which technology do you put in the greenhouse and which not? One or two screens, LED or not? Technology is expensive and it would be a shame if the technology you purchased has not the optimum return on investment you were…

Dennis van Veldhoven, Machinaal Loonbedrijf van Veldhoven

"We just keep on chalking”

Chalking is very precise work. People who chalk don’t want any wind, rain or fog. They work best in steady weather conditions. This provides the best results, as it did the other day for Dennis van Veldhoven. "It was a bit windy, but things worked out perfectly. 55,000 m2 of greenhouse roof owned by Piet Vijverberg in the Dutch…

How does the Turkish flower auction work?

One of the biggest auction halls in Turkey is located in Ayazaga district of Istanbul. Florists from Istanbul visit this auction hall regularly to re-stock their supply. The auction hall is one of the 18 auction places owned by SS Flora Flower Growers Cooperative. There are a total of 3 auction halls in…

Netherlands: Unique technical feat ready for cultivation

The all-climate greenhouse in the research center of the World Horti Center is ready for use. This indoor greenhouse is built in an existing research department of the World Horti Center. With this unique technical feat, climate and cultivation related research projects can be set up and carried out.…

NL: New aluminium greenhouse roof system Optinova

Greenhouse horticulture partner Alcomij develops and manufactures smart greenhouse horticulture solutions. Alcomij’s latest innovation is the aluminium greenhouse roof system Optinova. "Thanks to high-quality materials, a smart design and the use of new technology, the Optinova forms the basis of a…

Van Daalen GWW puts the finishing touches to the Van der Lugt Lisianthus basin

Retaining wall as a clever idea in the basin

Just a little longer and Van der Lugt Lisianthus can, next to the six-hectare new building at their new location in Monster, start collecting rainwater in a freshly made basin. Van Daalen Grond-, Weg- en Waterbouw recently completed a 10,000 cubic meter basin, so that the basin is simultaneously finished…

US (WY): Proposal for greenhouse business voted down by county commissioners

Although most neighbors supported the idea, a woman’s plans to start a landscape and greenhouse business east of Cody have been blocked by her subdivision’s covenants, Park…

US (IN): Innovations are born in this 50,000 sq.ft. facility

Nathan Deppe describes a greenhouse —only a little jokingly — as “a thin metal structure with a thin pane of glass that wants to come crashing to the ground and return to the earth.” His job is to ensure these unique facilities in Purdue University's College of Agriculture are well maintained and…

Some orchid nurseries have a history of changing crops

A few weeks ago, I visited one of the largest Phalaenopsis growers in central Florida, DeLeon’s Bromeliads. The nursery has been there for decades and workers were frantically packing orders. It was peak season and the colorful blooms seemed to go on for miles. A large sign on the property read, “Closing…

Turkey: 500 varieties of succulents in a 0.3 hectare greenhouse

Turkish grower Huseyin Dilsiz started to grow 500 varieties of succulents in his small 0.3 hectare greenhouse after his retirement and now he wants to increase that number to 1,000. The grower added that his goal is to have every variety of succulent in his greenhouse. The grower returned to his hometown…

US (ID): Treehouse Nursery opens new greenhouse in Rexburg

There’s a new greenhouse on North Second East Street selling flowers and it’s owned by Treehouse Nursery. The Flower Petalers, a retail location for Treehouse Nursery, is a greenhouse that currently sells annual flowers and potted plants for porches and patios as well as hanging plants. Shane Clements,…

UK: Polytunnel group keen for residents to take advantage of fresh veg and flowers

A small group of individuals are involved in the project at Rhyl Botanical Gardens. The dedicated group spend hours tending to their vegetables and flowers but are keen to for the public to take advantage of their fresh goods and generate more awareness. The project started about five years ago.…

Arcadia Chrysanten

NL: New greenhouse, heating and NGG installations are nearing completion

If everything goes according to plan, Arcadia Chrysanten can plant the first chrysanthemum cuttings at the new company in De Lier, The Netherlands, at the beginning of July. Technokas and its subcontractors are working hard to finalize the new greenhouse of approximately 48,000 m². Technokas is also…

Construction begins on new hi-tech greenhouse at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus

Work is underway on an innovative new greenhouse research facility at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus. Planning was granted in February for the new 1230m2 facility, which uses a range of advanced construction and design technologies. The project is a partnership between Crop Health and…

Turkey: Viola seeds from Bursa exported to all over the world

Women from villages in Bursa are growing viola seeds and export them to a company in the Netherlands which markets and sells them to 15 countries. The price of seeds varies between 500 USD and 15,000 USD per kg depending on the quality and other technical specifications. Growers grow around 25 varieties…

"Workers returning year after year: more than a partnership"

"When you have workers returning year after year, the partnerships reach beyond just the day to day operations of the farm. It should come as no surprise that friendships form and farmers and workers alike see the relationship as an investment in one another, their stories, and their lives." This is said…

Condensation, the forgotten problem

A few weeks ago, at approximately 3pm, I was driving past a glasshouse and noticed the internal glass was covered in condensation, not just on the side walls but inside the roof. I’ve previously written, on this site, in regards to the impact on reduction of light penetration that condensation has. I am…

Grand opening of a unique microreproduction lab

Poland: Visionary microreproduction

On May 10, about 70 people from Poland and abroad (Belarus, the Netherlands, Germany, Serbia, Ukraine) took part in the grand opening of a new in vitro laboratory - a plant microreproduction lab of Plantin, a company from Cracow, Poland. This family-owned firm belonging to the Kusibab family is a unique…

Turkey: 13 women decorate all the green areas in Hakkari with flowers they have grown in their greenhouses

13 women entrepreneurs in Hakkari who are members of Flowers Essence Women’s Cooperative, built their own greenhouse as a part of the state’s “Women Growers in Ornamental Plant Production” project. Receiving around 50,000 USD state funds from the Ministry of Agriculture and East Anatolian Project…

State-of-the-art orchid greenhouse built in Poland

A state-of-the-art greenhouse for growing orchids has been created in Stężyca, near Lublin, Poland. It is also the largest investment in the history of Polish greenhouse horticulture. This large and modern greenhouse for flower production will use a range of ecological solutions. It is a very important…

Marcel Schulte, Holland Gaas:

"Guiding systems for every type of window and greenhouse"

The horticultural world is changing rapidly and technological developments are evolving. To be able to continue to offer the grower the best available products, Holland Gaas is therefore constantly optimizing and developing its systems. Their newest introduction is the stainless steel crescent pin guide.…

Greece: Flame retardant groundcover installation at Thrace Greenhouses

Thrace Greenhouses was established in 2013 in Neo Erasmio, Xanthi, by two Greek groups with dynamic presence in the global market, Thrace Group and Elastron, which made the strategic decision to invest in innovation and Sustainable Agriculture. It has a wide-ranging vegetable production, such as the…

Turkey: Government wipes out 90% of the massive custom's fines incurred by cut flower exporters

Many cut flower export companies are facing serious penalties due to coding mistakes in export documents. The customs department have investigated all the export documents submitted by these companies in the last 3 years and looked through 12 million files. Due to coding mistakes in almost every single…

Mexico: Horticultural students introduce hydroponic system for graduation

At CEICKOR, the agriculture university of Queretaro, the graduation of the 3rd generation of students of Agro engineers was celebrated on May 23rd. Mexican industry is growing CEICKOR is an educational center of high tech tomato produce, horticulture plant nursery and grafting, educating engineers and…

Turkey: Final sales numbers from Mother’s Day indicate tenfold increase

Turkey Florists Association Chairman Ismail Basaran: “The sales increased tenfold during the week of Mother’s Day. Some florists had trouble keeping up with all the orders they have received. Mixed bouquets were the main preference of the many customers followed by mono bouquets of roses and pot plants…

US: Campus greenhouse able to grow almost any crop in Oregon

The East Greenhouse at Oregon State University built in 1928, tucked between Withycombe Hall and Cordley Hall, is made up of 19 separate greenhouse rooms and holds space for teaching, as well a variety of ongoing research projects. The Greenhouse is used by College of Agricultural Sciences and the…

Turkey’s first trademarked carnation about to be offered to the global market

West Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute (BATEM) has developed a new carnation variety and trademarked it for commercial use. The goal of the institute is to increase carnation varieties in Turkey, to lower production costs and to improve the country’s position in export markets. The…

Turkey: Flower and plant growers suffer from cutbacks on municipality orders

Ornamental Plant Growers Association (SUSBIR) is the most prominent growers association in Turkey in floriculture and the president of SUSBIR Ahmet Dundar has informed the press about the current problems that the growers have been facing. Ahmet Dundar: “Economic stagnation has indirectly hurt growers as…

US (VT): Greenhouse classroom teaches kids about plants, science and themselves

The Vermont Farmers Food Center is a nonprofit in Rutland that’s been working to harness the economic potential of local agriculture. The group created Rutland’s indoor farmer’s market and has put teens to work on area farms. Now they’re focused on using farming as a teaching tool. They hope a new…

4 benefits of automated control systems in a commercial greenhouse

From semi-automatic control systems, to fully automatic control systems, more and more growers are seeing the benefits that automation brings to their growing environments. Here are a few of the reasons to consider automating the environmental controls in your commercial greenhouse: Creates and maintains…

Adriano Desideri, SOLHO:

"We want to open a new market for greenhouse manufacturers"

Building a greenhouse and connecting it to gas and electricity in some regions is more challenging than in others. While in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe an extensive infrastructure is available, in the Middle East and North Africa that is often not the case. But there they do have a lot of…

Netherlands: Commercial CO2 capture installation for horticulture applications

Netherlands-based Frames announces the first carbon neutral system for heating and supplying CO2 for industrial-scale, greenhouse growers. Successfully demonstrated by DES B.V., a cooperative association of growers including VOF Prominent Grevelingen, DT van Noord tomatoes and Van Duijn aubergines, the…

Greenhouse built around house

Greenhouse builder Saarlucon has recently started with a rather unusual project. In Germany, a greenhouse is built around a house for a customer. The house is still under construction, but Saarlucon is building a wide span greenhouse which will provide the customer with an indoor garden. The roof of the greenhouse will be…

Mark Verdouw, Olsthoorn Greenhouse Projects

"Positive investment climate in Germany"

Olsthoorn Greenhouse Projects builds about 15 projects in Germany every year. Mark Verdouw, co-owner of Olsthoorn Greenhouse Projects, is responsible for sales in Germany and the man who makes sure that everything goes according to the customer’s wishes. Mark joined Olsthoorn in 2002. He already had much…

Piet Bom believes it might be

Will your next greenhouse be made of Fiberglass?

What if we told you we have an 82-year-old claiming Fiberglass greenhouses to be the next big thing in horticulture? You might doubt us – but it could be wise to think again. The 82-year old is Mr Piet Bom, who was at the start of the switch from using steel to aluminum gutters in the greenhouse…

Video: Greenhouse glazing is a precision job

What would a glasshouse be without glass? As soon as the frame is in place it is up to the glaziers to supply the greenhouse with glass. “Glazing is a precision job which definitely requires some experience”, says Henry van der Lans, who has been glazing for over 40 years. His employees work on projects…

Korean grower keeps an eye on his flowers remotely

Lim Ju-wan, who has been raising flowers for more than 30 years, normally starts the day by taking out his smartphone to check his greenhouse instead of going outside to his land like traditional farmers. “I do not need to physically go to the greenhouses by myself as I can see what’s going on there…

UK: CCL horticulture sector saves over £3 million

A number of Horticultural businesses registered on the Climate Change Levy (CCL) scheme have now completed their third Target Period reporting at the start of 2019. Data submissions have been presented to the Environment Agency and the results have been issued to all operators. by Steve Leil Initial…

Turkey: Medicinal and aromatic plant production facility starts operations in Corum

The construction of a medicinal and aromatic plant production facility in Corum, a city located in northern Turkey, is completed. The facility is financed by the Central Black Sea Region Development Agency and local municipality. The facility is set up in the Dodurga town of Corum, and the goal is to…

Turkey: Flower growers seeking state support to recover from snow damage to greenhouses

Cut flower growers in the Fatsa district of Ordu, a city located in the northern region of Turkey, are devastated by the damage sustained to their greenhouses due to weather conditions. Many growers have cut down hazelnut trees to build greenhouses to be cut flower growers, but now they are suffering…

US (NC): Profile Products opens new fiber plant in North America

Profile Products recently completed its wood fiber processing plant in Conover, North Carolina, United States as part of a five-phase expansion project that will include more infrastructure for creating new fiber technologies. The investment provides significant capacity to support growth for the…

Summer Refresh: Sign up for MSU Extension Online Greenhouse Courses

Are you looking to refresh your knowledge on greenhouse topics such as greenhouse lighting, biological control, or fertility? Do you have a new employee that could benefit? Register for the summer sessions of three self-paced courses in Michigan State University Extension ’s Online College of Knowledge…

Iran: Ministry of Agriculture plans for developing 5800 hectares of greenhouse

Deputy director of horticulture of Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture announced the development plan of 5800 hectares of cultivation in controlled greenhouses by the end of March 2020, according to a report from the information center of the ministry of Jihad-Agriculture, Mohammad Ali Tahmasebi, in a meeting…

Turkey: Aydin becoming a center for greenhouse production

The process for the establishment of an organized greenhouse agricultural production zone in Aydin, a city located in southwestern Turkey, is coming to a successful end. The project will take place in the Efeler district of Aydin and geothermal energy resources will be used in the zone. The zone will be…

Turkish entrepreneur exports cut flowers to the Netherlands

30 year old grower Hayrettin Ozcaki migrated from Sanliurfa to Antalya 13 years ago to work in greenhouses. Settling in the Aksu district, Ozcaki has worked in various greenhouses before establishing his own greenhouse. Ozcaki started growing cut flowers in his 1.7 hectare greenhouse which he built for a…

US (PA): Overbrook School for the Blind opens horticultural center

When we think about flowers, most of us contemplate colors or scents. But for Overbrook School for the Blind students Shamirah Brown, 18, and Ashlee Preston, 19, it’s also about texture. Brown and Preston both say they can see some colors. But when they touch and smell things, they say, they can…

Ball Zhuomei

"Probably one of the most modern flower companies in China"

In Shanghai, a brand-new, ten-hectare complex has been completed, called Ball Zhuomei. The breeder opted for a greenhouse full of technology, supplied by Visser Horti Systems, Logitec Plus and Non Sheng. Not just because finding personnel in the region is difficult due to rising labor costs, but also to…

Turkey’s first phalaenopsis production facility preparing for Mother’s Day

Sons and daughters will show their affection and appreciation to their mothers on Mother’s Day with gifts of locally grown phalaenopsis in Yalova. Yalova is an important production area for floricultural products in the northwestern part of Turkey. As Mother’s Day rapidly approaches, it is extremely busy…

Gaza families benefit from greenhouses

It is springtime in Gaza now and the flowers are in bloom. And inside Anera-built greenhouses, tomatoes are ripening. Amena, 40, is the owner of one of these greenhouses. She lives in a modest tent by the seashore with her mother. “I enjoy the fresh breeze,” Amena says. In the evenings, she likes to take…

Eden Project supporting paralympic triathlon medalist Melissa Reid

UK : Elite athlete preparing for summer games in world’s biggest undercover rainforest

Paralympic triathlon medalist Melissa Reid is saving herself gruelling 600-mile rounds trips by heat training in the Eden Project’s Rainforest Biome. Having won a bronze at the Rio Paralympics in 2016, the 28-year-old Cornwall-based elite athlete has her heart set on competing at the next summer games in…

Fresh start for Thermoflor with Deforche

“Expanding knowledge of specialist greenhouses to the Netherlands”

‘Topped up’ greenhouses they are called, the research greenhouses on the roofs of four buildings located in the technology park Zwijnaarde in the Belgian city of Ghent. The greenhouses were created by Deforche Construct. At Thermoflor, they normally don’t concern themselves with projects like these, but…

Vietnam: Light stabilizer for greenhouse films helps growers increase crop yields

BASF and Tân Hùng Cơ Masterbatch Manufacture Co. are working to help farmers increase their yields and save resources with more durable greenhouse films. Tân Hùng Cơ, a manufacturer of additive masterbatches for plastic films in Vietnam, is now using BASF’s plastic additive Tinuvin NOR 371 to increase…

How wind and hail deductibles work in storm coverage

It’s the time of year when severe weather ravages parts of the United States. High winds and heavy rains with hail can cause plenty of damage to any business. It can be especially devastating to horticultural industry businesses like yours, since buildings and plant stock tend to be more at risk. For…

Emission-free cultivation requires knowledge of damage limits

Crops in greenhouses receive water to grow. But growers often add other substances to that water, such as fertilizers, crop protection agents or cleaning agents (to keep the water system clean). Certainly the latter agents can damage the crop if the water concentrations are too high. But the question is:…

Spray chalk provides extra protection during periods of heat

The climate is changing, and the summers are becoming hotter. This may require extra protection for a month to a month and a half. The popularity of spray chalk and summer mix is clearly increasing. The summer of 2018 was the hottest ever recorded in Northwest Europe. The year before that, South Europe…

US (WV): FFA greenhouse blooming with plants and veggies

The Taylor County Future Farmers of America (FFA) Greenhouse is open for the season. The greenhouse, which is located off Riverside Drive, behind the Grafton High School, offers a wide variety of flowers, vegetables and herbs for sale. “There were 85 students that started working to grow plants in the…

Increased demand for carnations

Turkey: Floriculture industry benefits from municipality elections

A lot of candidates running for local municipality elections have distributed flowers to constituents which spiked the demand for cut flowers, especially for carnations. Candidates also took advantage of Women’s Day at the beginning of March to give away flowers and Izmir Chamber of Florists Chairman…

Russian greenhouse switches from vegetables to roses

Collective farm Teplchniy in the south of Sakhalin are cutting the first roses in the renovated greenhouse. They have been growing cucumbers in it for 12 years, but recently the greenhouse became too small for vegetables. Since new greenhouses have been constructed for cucumbers, tomatoes and other…

Could the Notre Dame be rebuilt with a rooftop greenhouse?

At a press conference in the Council of Ministers on April 17 and concerning the future international competition for the rehabilitation of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe expressed the wish that the future project should be "adapted to issues of our time." For the…

US (WA): Greenhouse grows local appreciation for plants

Tucked away inside the Marshall Mayberry Arboretum next to Dean Hall is a place that’s dry even when it’s pouring rain outside. It feels like summer in there when it’s really spring. The humidity envelops you with sweat while your lips crack and dry up just a step outdoors. This place, with a much…

US (NJ): Community college kicks off Earth Week with greenhouse opening

Sussex County Community College will kick off an Earth Week celebration at 9 a.m. Monday, April 22, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new greenhouse on the campus' Connor Green. The greenhouse is an experimental classroom where students can learn both traditional and innovative growing techniques…

Netherlands: Behind the scenes at Dümmen Orange's greenhouse

Dümmen Orange is an international breeder and propagator with a large selection of flowers and plants. Curious what their greenhouse in De Kwakel looks like? Watch the video from Anton Spaargaren: For more information: Anton Spaargaren T +31 (0)297 - 515400 F +31 (0)297 - 515401 info@antonspaargaren.nl…

Greenhouse operations: Innovation discovery survey

The University of Arizona strives to promote innovative thinking and offers a startup innovations course. This course allows students to come up with their own products and learn how to develop the concept as if they were to create their start up business. Amanda Bogden, a Graduate Student at the…

US: Survey on water use in greenhouse operations

The Greenhouse Water Use Survey is a collaborative effort between Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut funded by the US Department of Agriculture. The 10 minute survey focuses on water use in…

"Our goal is to supply growers only with technique that is of use to them"

It has been sixty years this year since Azrom started its operations in greenhouse building, making it one of the oldest operators from Israel. "Our goal is creating a farm that helps the grower in the long term. The opposite of one size fits all", Fany Baluka with Azrom laughs. "It's a matter of…

Ultra-Clima growers gather in France

It was an international group that payed a visit to Groupe Olivier and SCEA Cheminant in Nantes last week. Amongst them Houwelings Tomatoes and Windset Farms of the United States, Agrimind from Japan, Lipetsk from Russia, Foodventures from Kazakhstan, Ocean Orchids from Slovania and Les Hortensias also…

US (MI): Warmer temperatures a signal for lively times in the greenhouse

March came and went feeling much like it did last year with an average temperature of 32.1 degrees Fahrenheit and 166 growing degree days (GDD) above freezing, according to the Michigan State University Kalamazoo Enviroweather station . Having said that, year-to-date numbers had us a full 100 GDD behind…

US (DE): Willey Farms begins rebirth after fire with garden center, greenhouse opening

Willey Farms, a beloved Townsend marketplace, reopened its greenhouse and garden center Friday as the family store continues its rise from a devastating fire in November. Built up into a market complex over 43 years and burned to the ground in a single night, the loss of Willey Farms was a blow to locals…

US (AR): High school students show off skills at new greenhouse

Students at Mountain Home High School Career Academies are showing off their green thumbs in the newly built greenhouse on the high school campus. The greenhouse was constructed this year after teachers in the agricultural education department applied for a state start-up grant from the Arkansas…

US (MI): Spring is in full swing

Spring is in full swing at the greenhouses in Michigan. Easter lily growers wrapped up moving lilies to coolers or shipping them late last week. Spring bedding plants are coming into full color. After a slow start early in January due to delayed vegetative cuttings or plugs/liners, growers are catching up to their production…

US (TX): Dallas Arboretum opens new greenhouse to grow its own plants

The seemingly infinite flowers of the Dallas Arboretum are blooming in a new nursery. A technologically advanced, 17,000-square-foot greenhouse will nurture new plants before they grace the Arboretum's walkways and gardens. The new facility, set in an industrial district on the Mesquite-Dallas border,…

Vietnam: Da Lat’s farms turn modern in Industry 4.0

Da Lat city in Lam Dong province has become well-known for its modern agricultural techniques. Many of Vietnam’s wealthy farmers are situated in the Central Highlands city, thanks to their investment and application of scientific and technological advances in production. According to Dr. Pham S, Vice…

CAN (NS): Windstorms a big threat to greenhouse crop starters

It was the emotional toll that hit Emily teBogt hardest during an April 4 windstorm at her Grand Pré farm. The young farmer recalls watching as her plastic and metal greenhouse was ripped apart, the doors thrown off hinges as wind beat her baby shoots of spinach, beet greens, radish, carrots growing…

US (NH): Fire tears through greenhouses in Concord

After an early-morning fire destroyed the main building at Murray Farm and threatened his greenhouses, David Murray knew there was no time to panic, reports Concord Monitor. He couldn’t afford to – the building housing the business’s water pumps, boilers and generators was nothing more than a twisted…

US (MA): Pioneer Gardens sells greenhouse, land for $3M

Pioneer Gardens, owned by Arjen Vriend and Jaap Molenaar, sold to GOGRIZ, LLC a 114,000-square-foot greenhouse, two houses at the front of the property and additional parcels of agricultural land expected to be leased back to Pioneer Gardens for agricultural use. The plan is for GOGRIZ to lease the…

US (IN): Kingsbury-based greenhouse grower prepares for spring rush

On April 13, Blooms Greenhouse Grower Outlet is prepared to welcome spring time and reopen for a new season of business. This will be the fifth spring that the Kingsbury-based greenhouse has offered retail options to the community. Bloom’s roots started in 1907, when the Angelo Bernacchi family came to…

"Clean sludge from drainage tanks as well"

A layer of organic material is formed in drain water silos during use. This leads to the silo having less of a buffer and also is a potential nutrition source for a variety of…

CAN (NS): Seniors benefit from nutritious meals through university greenhouse

A joint program between Cape Breton University’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment (Verschuren Centre) and New Dawn Enterprises (New Dawn) will see local seniors benefitting from nutritious meals through a new Greenhouse Program. The greenhouse was donated to the…

US (NC): Reward increases to find vandals who damaged Maysville greenhouses

Authorities in the East are asking for help in searching for people responsible for vandalizing two commercial greenhouses at 2894 Belgrade Swansboro Road in Maysville. The owner is now offering a reward in addition to the Crimestoppers reward, bringing the grand total to $10 thousand dollars. Read more…

"More than just hot air"

Correctly circulating air in a glasshouse can be tricky as you can’t see currents and airflow. Here are some tips and tricks you can use to optimise air movement in your glasshouse. by Jon Swain Optimising the climate for crop health should be a key objective of any grower, but achieving the optimum conditions is easier said…

Turkey: Izmir Bayindir looking to set up production zone for flower and plant growers

Izmir municipality is looking to establish an organized production zone for flower and plant growers in the Bayindir district (Turkey). The construction of the zone will be started this year, and the zone will contain modern greenhouses, laboratories, seed and seedling facilities, research and…


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