Greenhouse

US (MI): College expands greenhouse to grow convocation flowers in-house

After years of struggling to provide plants and flowers for the college’s various events, Hillsdale has finally renovated and expanded the greenhouse at Hayden Park to solve this problem. The college hired Greenhouse General Services in connection with Greyhawk Greenhouse Supply to complete the job in October. The college…

Turkey: Diyarbakir municipality will plant 2 million winter flowers

Diyarbakir municipality will continue to provide flowers to all the green areas as they did in the summer and will plant 2 million winter flowers in 4 different districts, namely Kayapinar, Sur, Yenisehir and Baglar, in the city. Around 1.5 million of these plants are purchased from growers in…

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Why Westlanders are proud of the Westland region

The Westland area is the world’s main greenhouse horticulture cluster. Over the last 120 years, Westland has become the international hotspot when it comes to growing indoor crops.  In a new video, Westland Marketing shows and promotes the region.  "As early as 1918, Westland growers started planting indoors to extend the growing season of…

Mexico: One dead and 10 injured in greenhouse explosion

An explosion in a Mexican greenhouse last night took the life of 1 person, and several people were injured. The accident was caused by an explosion of a hydropneumatic tank,…

Turkish flower exporters looking to increase exports from 60 million USD to 100 million USD

Antalya, located in southern Turkey, is responsible for the majority of Turkey’s cut flower exports and growers from Antalya have been exporting flowers to various European countries such as United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany and Russia. However the growers are looking to increase the export volumes…

Turkey: Ahmet Dundar from Yalova wins Ornamental Plants Growers Association Board election for the second consecutive time

Turkey Ornamental Plants Growers Association’s (SUSBIR) 11th election took place last month in Ankara and Ahmet Dundar, a grower from Yalova, won the election for the second consecutive time. There are around 600 growers registered in SUSBİR currently and it is one of the most influential sectoral organizations in ornamental…

CAN (ON): Greenhouse lights - pretty or polluting?

Purple, orange and yellow. Those are some of the colours that light up the night sky in Kingsville and Leamington at times, all because of the cluster of greenhouses that fill the region. The hues have gotten the attention of residents and has municipalities working to address some concerns about light pollution.  "I'm…

"Educator greenhouses foster the perfect learning environment"

GrowSpan Commercial Educator Greenhouses provide a growing environment to encourage hands-on learning. The American-made structures offer an economical growing solution for instructors looking to enhance their program and teach horticulture throughout the year. The Commercial Educator Greenhouses are 14’ wide and built to…

Turkey: Ornamental plants training course in Otlukbeli, Erzincan

The project undertaken by Otlukbeli Agricultural Office to offer training in ornamental plant production has been completed successfully. Otlukbeli, a town located in Erzincan, is looking to increase agricultural production in the area and ornamental plants are one of the areas where the officials are…

Turkey: Winter production of flowers has started in Igdir municipality’s greenhouses

The project to grow flowers for Igdir municipality has moved to its winter production phase after completion of the spring production. The project, named “Blossoming Flowers of Igdir” has been carried out by Igdir Agricultural Office since 2017. Igdir is located in southeastern Turkey and the…

Turkey: Cut flower and ornamental plant export figures according to export destination

According to the figures announced by Ornamental Plants Exporters Association, Turkish ornamental plant and cut flower exports have increased by 25 % compared to previous year within the first 10 months of 2018. The Netherlands was the top export destination, followed by Uzbekistan, United Kingdom,…

Investments will amount to 60 million euros

Polish investor is planning to grow flowers in Smolensk

Polish company JMP Flowers is planning to build a greenhouse complex in the Smolensk region in Russia, reports the press service of the regional governor. The land plot for the construction has not yet been allocated. “Greenhouse construction for flower growth is a complicated process comprising several steps. We…

AGT unveils Next Generation Greenhouse

"Cleanroom technology, energy efficiency and fast build times to empower growers"

Ancon Development Corporation, a designer and developer of advanced facilities, announced the launch of its AGT Hybrid Greenhouse, a new approach to advanced greenhouse technology. The hybrid structures have transformed traditional plastic covered greenhouses into modern, insulated, sealed, natural…

Kenya Minister of Energy invites Turkish geothermal companies to Kenya

Kenya possesses significant potential in geothermal energy and is currently planning to invest in facilities to generate 5,000 MW energy. That’s why Kenya Minister of Energy Joseph Njoroge met with Turkey Geothermal Electricity Plant Investors Association Chairman Ali Kindap to explore cooperation…

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NL: "Low diffusion rate offers many advantages"

When choosing horticultural glass, there is sometimes an indecision between float and diffuse glass. The diffuse glass scatters the light so that it penetrates deeper into the crop. As a result, a larger leaf area is lighted and able to absorb more CO2 and process this into assimilates for growth,…

US (TX): Poinsettia sale delayed by greenhouse malfunction

The annual Ector County Independent School District poinsettia sale will be held a little later this year because the original flowers died. Horticulture teacher Christina Kile said the cooling system in the greenhouse gave out this summer. “It got so hot we had to keep them in our potting room. We kept them in there too long…

NL: Winter is coming (with storm and hail)

The weather is getting colder in the Netherlands. While the autumn sun has been shining through the trees in all its colorful splendor, winter really is on its way. And unfortunately in recent years it's come hand in hand with a growing number of unpleasant surprises, such as more hail and storm damage…

Greenbelt Microgreens nursery on the MJ market

New chapter opens up for Canadian microgreen growers

They put organic microgreens on the map, now it’s time for another type of green plant. Ian Adamson and Michael Curry built their company Greenbelt Microgreens from 40,000 sq.ft. up to the current 3.5 acres and, by their extensive knowledge of the plants and the cultivation, extended the shelf life and…

CAN (ON): Greenhouse worker dies after electrocution

A 29-year-old man has died after being electrocuted at a greenhouse in Leamington, CTV Windsor News reports . OPP, EMS and Leamington firefighters responded to the industrial accident at a greenhouse operation in the 800 block of Mersea Road 4 on Monday around 9:30 a.m. The Ministry of Labour has begun an investigation. Ministry Spokesperson, Janet…

Michelle Moore, Adapt8:

"With our products, we accelerate both crop growth and profits for growers"

Being in the industry for almost half a century, the team at Adapt8 is not to be slowed down at all. This year they are building their own commercial greenhouse, updated the name of the company and the products and worked on establishing one of the largest retail displays of greenhouses in North America.…

Turkey: Municipality grows flowers in geothermal greenhouses

Sandikli municipality in Afyon, a city located in western Turkey, started to grow its own flowers throughout the year in the geothermal greenhouses it has set up. Greenhouses are heated through use of hot water coming from Sandikli Geothermal Energy (SANJET) and around 600,000 flowers are grown in these greenhouses to…

US (MI): Decreasing greenhouse expenses

The top three concerns on greenhouse growers’ minds are labor availability, profitability and competition. Labor is the greatest cost for greenhouse businesses, usually followed by energy costs. According to the most recent floriculture and nursery survey by the United States Department of Agriculture…

Belgium inaugurates first greenhouse home

Belgium’s first greenhouse home was inaugurated on Wednesday in Rekkem, Western Flanders, by the Flemish environmental association Bond Beter Leefmilieu. A greenhouse home is a wooden house built inside a glass greenhouse. The one inaugurated in Rekkem was built by architect Koen Vandewalle of the Kaseco Bureau and…

"Filtering out blue light improves stem length"

The colour of light has an impact on the growth and development of the plants. Plants can ‘see’ colours with light-sensitive pigments such as phytochrome, cryptochrome and phototropins. Each of these pigments is sensitive to a certain range of colours. The colour of light causes such a pigment to be…

US (PA): Drew Mathieson Center expands workforce training through hydroponics

Just north of Heinz Field, in the shadow of Route 19, more than 2,200 poinsettias are getting ready to bloom. Walking through the interlocking greenhouses of The Drew Mathieson Center, Director of Operations Mark Wallace explains that cultivating a rotating selection of specialty crops is a key source of funding for…

US (IN): Jordan Greenhouse roots for research and education

The Jordan Hall greenhouse has served as an education center and a research laboratory for decades. The greenhouse is trying to focus more on community outreach and interactive involvement. The research side is focusing on immune systems in plants and reducing plant interactions with pesticides. Greenhouse assistant Tom…

CAN (ON): Residents up in arms over Kingsville greenhouse expansion

A group of homeowners in Kingsville staged a meeting Monday night where they told members of town council that greenhouse construction needs to stop before destroying the landscape of the quaint rural community. “The biggest concern is deterioration of the town,” said Nathan Dyck, a resident of Road 3 West. “They keep…

Bosman Van Zaal #ClimaPora

Growing year-round, everywhere

Year-round cultivation meets the increasing demand for food and crops. But not every environment and climate allows this. That is why efficient climate systems are developed that make this possible, regardless of the production location and the type of cultivation. It also increases the efficiency of CO2 consumption. With the ClimaPora, Bosman Van Zaal have…

A look at South Korea’s largest greenhouse

In Seoul, South Korea, Seoul Botanic Park has temporarily opened its doors for a six-month trial on 11 October. Estimated to be as large as 70 soccer fields, the 504,000 sq m park compromises of several gardens, a small forest, a lake and a greenhouse. Located near Magongnaru Station, it is the first…

Russia: Flower growers protest against VAT growth

The increase of VAT to 20% from January 1, 2019 and prevailing imported flowers may have a negative impact on the industry. “World flower export annual growth amounts to 2-3%. In Russia,…

US: Venlo-style greenhouses available throughout the US

GrowSpan Greenhouse Structures announced the addition of the Venlo Series Greenhouses to their line of commercial, professional and hobby greenhouses. "The new structures will allow growers to produce on the largest scales possible, while still maintaining the efficiency and precision that other GrowSpan…

US (MI): New horticulture center to provide learning and research opportunities

The Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) has announced that it will add a new horticulture education center at its Downriver Campus in Taylor. The $15 million center will include three greenhouses, a conservatory, three classrooms and a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) lab.…

French film supplier expanding to Ecuador

For getting a uniform bud and a straight flower, it is important to control the transmission of light perfectly. Therefore growers have to make an informed choice for the plastic they use. Now, growers will have new options to choose from as Agripolyane, a French supplier of plastic films, is expanding…

Top new greenhouse investment projects in Russia

The last few years were among the most successful years for Russia’s greenhouse industry. Over 250 ha of new commercial greenhouses were commissioned, the number of 5-gen greenhouses increased. Further expansion of greenhouse area is expected – new projects are set to be launched in the Moscow region, Astrakhan, Ingushetia, and…

Turkey: As imported rose prices raises, local production starts to fulfil the demand

The decreasing value of the Turkish currency resulted in a dramatic increase in imported product prices in the country. Rose, one of the main imported items in floriculture, has been impacted significantly by this increase and now rose prices are quite more expensive compared to previous years. As a result, local rose…

Russia: Rose nursery in the Far East expands

Collective farm Teplichniy is the biggest greenhouse grower in the Far East. The main products are cucumbers and tomatoes, but roses are also grown here. In January of this year, they completed a big project and have opened a fourth phase of the greenhouse complex. The complex has replaced 6 ha of old greenhouses built 40…

Germany: New exhibition glasshouse for Landesgartenschau 2020

For the Landesgartenschau 2020 in Überlingen EdenParks, part of Smiemans Projecten, will build the  new exhibition glasshouse  for the special collection of cacti. The highlight curved glasshouse construction will be realized on a turnkey basis.  The project designed by EdenParks will fulfil two objectives: first as a meeting place and pavilion during…

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'Whimsical scientist' leaves airtight greenhouse after 15 hours

A YouTuber who refers to himself as a "whimsical scientist," Baute is no stranger to unusual experiments. This one began at midnight Wednesday in the Comox Valley. He sealed himself in a 10x10 airtight greenhouse to raise awareness of climate change.  The idea came about when Baute was studying plants sealed inside a jar…

US (MD): Students get real life job experience in new greenhouse

There’s something new on the campus of Calvert Hall College in Towson. It’s a 600-square foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse that will provide the school’s nearly 1,200 students with hands-on opportunities in biology, chemistry, and environmental science. “It allows our young men, in science courses particularly, to apply the things they’ve…

Denmark: Experimental greenhouse pops up at busy intersection

A surprising and experimental pocket of nature has popped up in the middle of a heavily trafficked intersection in Copenhagen, Denmark. Danish architect Simon Hjermind Jensen of SHJWorks recently unveiled “Biotope,” a sculptural pavilion that houses a microcosm of plants and insects. Sixty different…

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 .…


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