Greenhouse

"The moment growers understand inconsistencies in the environment, they can act on them"

Most ornamental flowers are grown as annuals. The whole crop is harvested at once – e.g. poinsettias and petunias. Some other flower crops such as roses or gerberas may be harvested multiple times during the crop cycle. Ornamental flowers is that they are typically grown as a single layer in greenhouses,…

Delaying crop growth in anticipation of better times

The market for ornamental products has declined drastically due to the coronavirus. Many growers have questions about slowing down their crop growth in order to lower or postpone production. This is contrary to a grower’s nature. Normally growers aim for increased production and quality, as well as an efficient…

#FlowerBoostChallenge crosses borders

The #FlowerBoostChallenge crosses borders! The initiative to support floricultural growers started in The Netherlands and found its way to Belgium, UK and Canada. Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak, the prices for cut flowers and potted plants have decreased dramatically. This week many flowers and plants…

US (MA): More insects spotted in the greenhouse

Based on greenhouse monitoring in the past week, UMass Extension's Greenhouse Crops and Floriculture Team with Jim Mussoni, Private IPM Scout, report the following: Twospotted…

Coronavirus stops the import of cut flowers in Turkey

Coronavirus outbreak has impacted many industries across the world and the floriculture industry is one of the industries which has been hit the hardest by the virus. As a result, the global trade of flowers and plants has slowed down almost to a standstill and Turkey’s cut flowers and ornamental plant…

With Royal FloraHolland auctions coming to a halt, 100 million stems of Turkish flowers will go to waste

Turkish Cut Flowers Exporters Association Chairman Ismail Yilmaz spoke to the press about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the floriculture industry. Ismail Yilmaz: “Due to the virus outbreak, our growers had to stop their exports to many countries, including the Netherlands and the United…

China: The flower market in Changzhou Wujin "wakes up"

Wujin District is the "Home district of Flowers and Trees in China". In this epidemic, the traditional flower and tree industries are inevitably impacted. Since the resumption of the Xiaxi Flower and Tree Market on March 12, the arbor area, seedlings area, boutique area, fruit seedlings area, grass and…

Saving energy thanks to a more critical approach

Energy accounts for a significant portion of the costs in horticulture. Besides that, your choices about how to use the available energy sources also affect whether you can achieve the desired yields and crop quality. However, it can be difficult to fully optimize the use of all your systems and find the…

Eelco Wolthuizen, Metazet FormFlex:

"We are increasingly seeing large horticultural projects in China"

Metazet FormFlex has now been active in the Chinese market for more than ten years, with a local Chinese team and its own office and production facility in Beijing and Xi’an. The Coronavirus currently still has the world in its hold and this also affects the activities in China, but the expectation is…

How greenhouse automation can assist social distancing

Unless you've been living off the grid for the past month, you're probably aware that the effects of the Covid-19 virus have changed our world as we know it. More and more…

Fibrex Nurseries delivering pelargoniums via mail order

UK: "Challenging times ahead, but so far so good"

"It is all mail order that we are sending out at the moment and, surprisingly and fortunately, we are about the same regarding turn-over compared to last year - which was our best ever year", says Heather Goddard-Key of Fibrex Nursery. Since last week, they and all other "non-essential" businesses in the…

Research into the quality of drainage water in soil-bound crops

In 2030 all Dutch growers will have to reuse the drainage water in their greenhouse. But with soil-bound crops, much is still unknown about the quality of that water. That is why the Greenhouse Horticulture and Flower Bulbs Business Unit of Wageningen University & Research is investigating the quality of…

Shading screens characterization by means of wind tunnel experiments and CFD modeling

The use of shading screens in the protected cultivation sector is widespread, due to the fact they allow both to reduce the heat load and thus to control temperature, and to have lower and uniform levels of light intensity inside greenhouses. An extended selection of shading screens is available on the…

shout out to the workers!

Greenhouse building & assembling continues all over the world

Many companies have already felt the effects of the spread, the coronavirus, on their business. The rapid spread of the coronavirus around the world has led to increased travel restrictions from authorities. So what to do when, by the nature of your company, your employees are spread all over the world?…

What type of lighting is right for my indoor grow?

When it comes to fueling plant growth, lighting is one of the main ingredients of a maximum yield recipe. Figuring out if you want full natural sunlight only, a mixture of…

Holding greenhouse crops

A spike in grocery shopping and stocking up amid the COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by novel coronavirus, pandemic has posed large challenges to retailers who struggle to stock their shelves with essential items. The supply chain issues for grocery retailers and box stores has also created shipping challenges for some…

4 benefits of an automated controller in a vented greenhouse

Ceres’ patented solar design and innovative climate control technologies enable them to build year round greenhouses in any climate. Depending on geographic location, crop application, and specific client needs their greenhouses might operate with different types of ventilation, HVAC and other greenhouse…

Stefaan Vandaele looks back and ahead after 1 year of Agaris:

“Despite the current crisis, we are looking ahead to the future”

Also during these turbulent corona times it is good to commemorate anniversaries. On March 21 it was exactly one year ago that substrate producer Agaris exchanged the name Greenyard Horticulture for the new one which literally means ‘may you grow’. There were not many changes, but with the experience from the past that has been gained and with the strong long-term share…

1.2 million pots of potted flowers will be produced per year

China: 40,000 m2 of smart greenhouse in Lanzhou New District put into operation

Lanzhou New Area Agricultural Investment Group gives full play to the leading role of science and technology and demonstration of modern agricultural leading enterprises and quickly promotes the construction of smart greenhouses for the flower industry base project in the new area of ​​the demonstration…

"Growing flowers in Russia is not profitable"

Flowers are a must-have for any celebration. However, there is almost no local produce in the Russian market, most of the flowers are imported ones, newsnn.ru reports. Flower business requires constant investments and is related to certain risks. The weather can spoil the whole crop, ready to be cut.…

China: 32 floral companies resumed production in Yunnan Province

Recently, the reporter of k.sina.com.cn learned from the Yunnan Flower Demonstration Park (hereinafter referred to as the "Provincial Flower Park") that the provincial flower…

How China slowly recovers from COVID-19

Spring is blooming and the economy in China is starting again after Covid-19. Due to the impact of the virus, all walks of life have ushered in unprecedented challenges. "During the two-month stagnation in China, many companies in the industry and our own business have suffered a lot, but everyone has a…

China: Qingdao Kutao flower market is well-prepared for customers, flowers sales gradually goes up

On March 15th, a reporter from news.bandao.cn observed in the Qingdao Kutao Flower Trading Center that has just resumed work that the "spring color" on the spring day is displayed to people clearly. It is reported that the center opened and resumed work for about ten days. The tenants have completed the…

Kunming Dounan Flower Market recovers, fresh-cut flower transaction amount resumes 60% to 70%

On March 13, the Dounan Flower Electronic Trading Center in Kunming announced that the total amount of auction transactions in the entire market on March 12 was about 3 million sticks, with a transaction rate of 88.92% (source: chinanews.com ). Since the resumption of counterparty trading on February 24,…

Greenhouses are for plants? Not always!

When you say greenhouse, most people's minds go to vegetables, flowers, maybe some other crops, but reptiles is usually not the first thing on your mind. That's different for Ryan and Kyle from Primitive Predators in South Florida. They already have a greenhouse and are now building even more as…

Aad van den Berg, Delphy, on COVID-19 outbreak:

"Data-driven cultivation management was already high on the agenda"

As a crop advisor, in spite of Covid-19, you can be important these days. Aad van den Berg, Delphy: "Before our advisers make their visits, we first determine whether they really are welcome. Usually that is not a problem. The advice is given one-on-one, usually to only to 1 or 2 individuals. Most are…

Precautionary measures for protective greenhouse coatings

Growing under glass in summer is for most crops impossible without a coating on the greenhouse roof. The world seems to be changing, but that's one thing that doesn't change, even with borders closing and work being done with minimal staff. How is the distribution of those coatings being done now?…

US (MA): Season kick-off considerations, pavement ants

Mild temperatures and lack of snow cover during the second half of the winter have accelerated the pace of preparation and activities around greenhouse crop production. If the pattern stays as it is, it looks to be an early season. With that said, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle and…

Ton Habraken (Svensson) about Plant Empowerment

"Screen more and more a tool for better plant growth too"

"While a screen was usually seen as a way to bring down your energy bill, it is now more and more used as a tool for better plant growth", says Ton Habraken of Ludvig Svensson. It's a development that fits Plant Empowerment, the new way of growing that's largely promoted with both a book and a platform.  Concept…

8 keys to getting funding

Figuring out financing is one of the big challenges every new indoor farmer faces. Like death and taxes, its nearly inevitable. According to research from software provider Artemis, indoor farmers’ greatest challenge is finding funding. Contain’s mission is to change that, and in their work using tech to better connect growers…

Canada: Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative enters Phase II

The purpose of the Greenhouse Competitiveness and Innovation Initiative (GCII) Phase II is to help maintain the competitiveness of the Ontario greenhouse sector in global markets and its leadership position in developing and adopting innovative technology, to encourage future investment and growth in the…

The Taiwanese tech behind Dutch greenhouses

Taiwan-based company Hugreen has cooperated with Netherlands-based developers of greenhouses to make greenhouses smart through establishing sensing networks and monitoring systems, according to company founder and CEO Clement Lee. Netherlands-based greenhouse developers have advanced agricultural…

Sustainable cultivation in the greenhouse: higher production, lower footprint

It sounds too good to be true: a higher production, and at the same time a lower footprint. But it is possible, as shown during the 'Greenhouse2030: Sustainable cultivation with a future' project of the Greenhouse Horticulture Business Unit of Wageningen University & Research. The project investigates…

Greenhouse irrigation and fertigation offer boosts to efficiency and profitability

For many growers, boosting efficiency in the greenhouse has become a critical focus. While improving the effectiveness of all greenhouse functions should be the end goal, a great place to start is with one of the most essential tasks for any grower. With the increasing danger of longer-lasting droughts,…

Epoxy flooring – Protecting your commercial greenhouse twenty-floor seven

In order to meet the standards needed to grow crops to top quality and maximum yields, a commercial operation needs to select flooring that provides a seamless surface to help in elimination of crevices, lines, and other areas where soil and pathogens can dwell. The floor should be non-porous and provide…

Semi-transparent dye-sensitized solar panels for energy-autonomous greenhouses

Over 60% highly transparent quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) with dimension of 50x50 cm 2 were fabricated via inkjet printing process using nanocomposite inks as raw materials and tested under outdoor illumination conditions. The cells were electrically characterized, and their…

China: 300 million output value, the flower lights up the "beautiful economy" of the small town in northern Jiangsu

From the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal down the river, the first city that entered Jiangsu is Xuzhou. On the southern bank of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, Balu Town, under the jurisdiction of Xuzhou, is located here. One and a half years ago, Cao Guofeng from Shanxi came here and started the modern…

Helping customers and employees avoid slips, trips, and falls

Soon, customers ready for the spring planting season will head to your business. But there are some things you should do first to help make it a safe experience and, at the…

Turkey: Golbası municipality in Ankara grows its own flowers in its greenhouses

The Parks and Gardens Department of the Golbasi municipality in the capital city of Ankara continues to grow its own flowers and plants in its own greenhouses. The greenhouse workers keep planting 70,000 marigold flowers which will later be used in the parks and gardens of the municipality. The…

Designing resilient organic greenhouse production systems for Europe

During the last decade, there has been a strong discussion about the principles of organic farming, driven primarily by the differences in organic production systems in Europe. Some systems are highly intensified and focus on high economic sustainability whereas others focus on increasing biodiversity…

High tech in the basement at university greenhouse

A ‘green’ university obviously also wants ‘green’ greenhouses. For this reason, construction started on a one hundred percent electrical ‘high containment’ research greenhouse on the campus of Wageningen University & Research at the start of 2019. Right before Christmas, the greenhouse was fully glazed, so…

US (NC): Flowers, vegetables grown in place of tobacco in greenhouses

Three greenhouses used to produce tobacco transplants were left empty when the Blake family stopped growing this crop on their farm off Hunting Creek Road in southeastern Wilkes County about seven years ago. Wanting to utilize the 35-foot-by-100-foot greenhouses instead of tearing them down, the family…

$300,000 each for Den Haan and Forest Glen

Canadian government invests in Nova Scotia greenhouse businesses

Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and Keith Colwell, Nova Scotia Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, announced $600,000 in investments for two greenhouse businesses in Nova Scotia to position them for accelerated business growth. Through Nova Scotia's Agriculture Business…

Russia: First tulips cut in Vysokovsky

The first bud opened this week and now the greenhouse complex is ready to collect the beautiful spring flowers. This year the red bud ones with yellow stripes were the first…

Semi-closed greenhouses equipped with night cooling system

Semi-closed greenhouses are no longer only for areas with a temperate climate. For more extreme climates there are also solutions - creative solutions. Three years ago in Japan, greenhouse builder KUBO built their first Ultra-Clima greenhouse with a night cooling system for a rose cultivation company.…

Russia: Flower carpet blossoming in Pskov

A flower carpet of half a million tulips started blooming in Pskov region. They grow here the well-known yellow and red flowers as well as the newcomers. For instance,…

Turkey: Edible flowers from Antalya in high demand on Valentine’s Day

Edible flowers grown in Antalya became a popular gift item on Valentine’s Day as they were both aesthetically pleasing and tasty.14 different varieties of edible flowers grown in a 0.6-hectare greenhouse in Serik district of Antalya were used extensively by the chefs of 5-star hotels in the area. The…

Special Climate in FloralDaily this month

This month, we will pay more attention to the climate in greenhouses. Also in HortiDaily and in our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and BPnieuws this subject will be highlighted. The articles related to climate are published in a Special box, named Special Climate. ClimateThe subject climate is broad.…

Germany: Heuger expands greenhouses with 2ha

"With this new 2ha range, we are able to produce (almost) everything in our own facilities again" says Josef Heuger this year, owner of Heuger-Gartenbaubetriebe. This German hellebore and hydrangea grower has been short with greenhouse space for a long time and a significant part of their production took…

First spring flowers popping up over the Arctic Circle

Even though it is long until the spring greenery starts showing up, spring flowers can be seen already today. The growers, working over the Arctic Circle have grown thousands of spring symbols ahead of time. Tulips are not the most demanding flowers and yet appreciate good care. “We treat them carefully…

Valentine’s Day Inflation: Flower prices in Turkey double at the market due to high demand

Ornamental Plants and Cut Flowers Exporters Association Vice-Chairman Harun Yeter spoke about the activity in domestic and international markets due to Valentine’s Day. Harun Yeter: “Antalya is responsible for 95% of Turkey’s cut flower production. The production area for cut flowers is around 600…

Turkish Cut Flowers Exporters Association Chairman

"Carnations becoming more popular in domestic market"

Turkish Cut Flowers Exporters Association Chairman Ismail Yilmaz claims that red carnations are becoming for lovers in the domestic market. Ismail Yilmaz: “The interest in red roses has started to decrease in these days and that is very good news since we were forced to import most of these roses in…

New Starbucks in Tokyo to open in a greenhouse

Even on gloomy days, flower fanciers don’t have to forego their favourite activity as an interactive Starbucks outlet in western Tokyo provides blossom viewing opportunities all year round.  Opening on March 14, just in time for the highly anticipated cherry blossom season, this new café is set inside the…

South Africa: Greenhouse facility up for sale in Carletonville

Living Gold (LG), now in liquidation, is the owner of a greenhouse facility in Carletonville in North West (South Africa). The property was used originally as a rose farm, but it can now accommodate various other crops, as well as up to 1,750 cattle. As a going concern, this business is financially…

China: Flowerless V-Day: "Flower demand was 30%-40% of previous years"

On February 14th, the annual Valentine's Day was supposed to be a day when the prices of flowers rise with a big sale. However, the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) has shown the opposite. It is learned that due to the impact of COVID-19, many offline flower shops were closed. Industry insiders predict…

Turkish growers exported 6.5 million USD worth of flowers in 20 days

Turkish growers which have been increasing their market share in the global floriculture trade, managed to export 60 million stems of flowers before Valentine’s Day. The exports took place in the 20 days before the 14th of February and the growers earned roughly 6.5 million USD for their efforts.…

"BIS certification will ensure quality of greenhouse films"

Essen Multipack Limited became the first recipient of BIS certification for greenhouse covering films in the world. This certification is awarded to those greenhouse film manufacturing companies who follow stringent quality standards, safety and durability protocols in manufacturing of films confirming…

Replacing Haze by Hortiscatter provides more information about light diffusion

The level of light diffusion caused by diffuse coatings and glass is commonly known as Haze in the market. However, the term Hortiscatter provides more information about how…

US (NH): Greenhouse open house cancelled due to ongoing construction

The 2020 UNH Greenhouse Open House at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouse formerly scheduled for Saturday, March 28, has been cancelled. The greenhouse is undergoing expansion and renovation that will advance the university’s teaching, research, and outreach capabilities in the areas of agriculture,…

US (HI): Greenhouse construction bill passes third reading in House

If you own ag land in Hawaii and want to build a greenhouse or expand an existing one, you may soon have your chance. A bill expanding the permitting exemption for greenhouse construction on agricultural land passed its third reading in the House of Representatives Tuesday. HB 2192 HD1, introduced by…

Water sanitation: Identifying potential problems before they start

Ever wonder how water related disease issues just seem to pop up out of nowhere? You’ve never had a problem before, but suddenly things just aren’t looking right. The truth is that problems often go unnoticed while pathogen levels are low. Knowing potential innoculum sources and practicing good…

Niagara College Greenhouse Nursery cat officially named

Niagara College is introducing Scout, the new Niagara College Greenhouse Nursery cat. Over 1,800 name submissions were received. The name was chosen because Scout will be hunting for mice, as well as scouting out new students. Scout has his own Instagram account at…

Turkey’s rose export and import volume has reached 22.2 million USD in the last 5 years

Rose, which is the symbol of Valentine’s Day remains an important international trade commodity for Turkey. The international trade volume combining all rose exports and imports for the country in the last 5 years is reported to be around 22.2 million USD in total. According to the data received from the…

A passion for native plants

Native plants are on a roll. Nurseries and university extension services are noticing a growing interest in sustainable gardening. In fact, native plants are at the top of a 2020 trend list identified by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. At Matthaei-Nichols, the natural areas are living…

Former greenhouse worker in Turkey sets up own greenhouse and becomes carnation grower

Tekin Ozyigit had migrated to the city of Antalya from his hometown Suruc, Sanliurfa due to economic reasons 15 years ago. He worked in various greenhouses in the city as a seasonal worker to earn a living and in time he learned more and more about the details of the greenhouse production process. Mr.…

Valentine’s Day brought little profit to Russian flower growers

The holiday did not bring gigantic profit to Russian flower growers. This year the prices on flowers increased 15% before the special day. Red roses were in especially high…

Rob van den Ende, Gakon:

“Screen renovating is a craft”

From mechanic to screen specialist, this is the story of the enthusiastic Rob van den Ende. He is the man who has been taking care of everything screen related at Gakon for the past couple of years. Rob is involved from the early stages in the proposal process including a screen, and then continues to be involved for the…

US (PA): Greenhouse is standing strong long after the cut-flower industry's heyday

Third-generation growers in Avondale, Rosazza Son’s Florist & Greenhouses now has a variety of seasonal options, including Easter bulbs, geraniums, vegetable plants, mums and poinsettias. Right now, Ralph is tucking snapdragon blooms into four stacked layers of woven wire racks that keep them growing…

8 advantages of implementing a biomass heating system into your business

With an abundance of environmental legislation and net-zero carbon emissions targets, biomass heating systems are becoming increasingly popular in the horticultural industry. With many nurseries seeing a great additional income from RHI payments and a substantially lower fuel supply cost, it is no wonder…

"Preparing your greenhouse before a storm can help you recover quickly"

Severe weather is one of the major causes of greenhouse damage. Making preparations to mitigate that damage ahead of time can help you reduce your losses and speed up your recovery time. Greenhouse property loss mitigation is an important part of what Hortica does. They can help by: Providing information…

Russia: Don growers getting ready for spring holidays

Primroses, violas and daisies are blooming on Don. The growers of the region are getting ready for spring holidays and assure that they will surprise everyone with the abundance of local tulips. The weather forecast predicts snow and harsh wind. However, severe weather conditions do not bother greenhouse…

Tulips grow in winter, thanks to the summer sun

Tulip flower growers use their greenhouses mainly in winter and spring. In these periods the greenhouses have to be heated. In the summer the greenhouse is empty, while at that very moment energy is free, thanks to the sun. Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture and Flowerbulbs of Wageningen University &…

Takao Nursery

US (CA): A family business for six decades and growing strong

Takao Nursery is a third-generation family-owned and operated business that initially began as a small landscape company in Torrance, CA in 1960 when Founders Howard and Fumiko Takao turned the company into a wholesale groundcover nursery after purchasing land in Fresno, CA 19 years later.  by Ed Attanasaio…

Next generation of greenhouses may be fully solar powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy – primarily from the wavelengths of light that plants don’t use for photosynthesis. Those are the findings of a new modeling study conducted by engineering, plant biology and physics researchers at North…

Time to create clarity about the shading percentage of coatings

Various ways of indicating the shading provided by coatings have evolved in actual practice. This can lead to confusion. From now on Mardenkro will create clarity about this.…

US (OR): Pleasant Hill opening new greenhouse lab

Students are celebrating the opening of a new greenhouse lab in Pleasant Hill this weekend. The Future Farmers of America chapter worked with the high school’s agriculture program to create a state-of-the-art lab. It will provide occupational experience in greenhouse operations and topics related to…

Turkey: Alasehir municipality in Turkey saves 170,000 USD annually by growing flowers in its greenhouses

The municipality of Alasehir, located in the Aegean region of Turkey, continues to save money in its budget through growing seeds, flowers and plants in its own greenhouses. The municipality officials note that the annual savings of the municipality thanks to this operation are approximately 170,000 USD.…

China: Inventory the six advantages of smart greenhouses

In recent years, China has vigorously implemented the strategy of rural revitalization, and many projects such as rural complexes and modern agricultural parks have emerged.…

Turkish growers export 60 million stems of flowers to Europe for the Valentine’s Day

Turkish Cut Flowers Exporters Association Vice President Harun Yeter informed the press about the spike in activity for cut flower growers in Antalya and noted that the growers had exported 60 million stems of cut flowers for the Valentine’s Day. Most of the exported flowers were carnations and gerberas…

Valentine’s gift that grows under the Spanish sun thanks to Dutch technology

With Valentine’s Day approaching, the Aleia Roses company at Avenida de las Rosa 1 near the town of Garray in Spain has in recent weeks been working overtime again. Because doesn’t a loved one long to give the most beautiful gift of its kind – The Red Naomi – on the 14th of February? The finest red roses…

Greenhouse horticulture in the circular economy

Greenhouse horticulture is a major player in the efficient and safe production of food and flowers. The system is highly water efficient, but the energy costs are high and the systems are not fully circular. The project analyses nutrient flows and identifies the critical building blocks of circularity.…

How utilising the latest fogging technology will keep your crops happy and healthy

With growers looking to optimise their crop growth and the consistent control of their environment, the options and different formulas to success are vast. The importance of a synergistic relationship between heat and humidity is an important challenge to overcome. To ensure you’re growing a happy and…

turn-key project Bosman Van Zaal

Netherlands: Festive opening for Klaas Schouten Ltd.

Recently, the families of Schouten and Bosman Van Zaal, together with a large group of relations and parties celebrated the opening of the new high-tech tulip greenhouse. At the same time, the nursery has its 25th anniversary, providing enough reason for a party. The new Venlo Greenhouse by now has been in…

Turkey: Sakarya Trade Board visits Royal FloraHolland and greenhouse growers in the Netherlands

The Trade Board from the Turkish city of Sakarya is planning to set up a market place for seedlings in the city and as a part of the preparation process, a delegation from the Trade Board has visited the Royal FloraHolland auction in the Netherlands. The delegation has also visited the various ornamental…

US (ND): Proposed nursery held up by neighbor concerns

A new greenhouse and nursery in southern West Fargo will have to go through a second roughly month-and-a-half-long application process with the city after some neighbors complained rezoning the property to light commercial would be detrimental to their homes.Jodi Kallias, Greenworks Properties, is…

The optimum light level for every plant all year round

At the start of this year Ludvig Svensson launched a new innovative screening solution with enhanced benefits for crops. The team of the World Horti Center wanted to find out more about that. A good opportunity to have a chat with Svensson, suppliers of innovative climate and screening solutions. They…

Oreon launches 1000W LED fixture for greenhouse horticulture

Oreon presents its new fixture at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Germany. Oreon’s Dutch Powerhouse, called Monarch, produces a light output of up to 3100 μMol/s, with an efficiency of 3.1 μMol/J. 'Efficient in many ways'All Oreon’s Dutch Powerhouses operate with a water-cooling technique. This enables the…

The Netherlands, a significant partner in Canada’s greenhouse industry

Canada and the Netherlands have a successful collaboration in the greenhouse industry which has made it a mutually profitable and thriving sector for both countries. The total greenhouse area in Canada has steadily increased by approximately 1,000,000 square metres a year. Many partners from the greenhouse…

US (FL): $2M rooftop greenhouse to be completed this summer

The long-awaited greenhouse will move from the shore of Lake Virginia to the roof of Bush Science Center, and it will open this summer as a part of the campus’ Lakeside renovation plan. The cost of the greenhouse’s construction is estimated at $2 million. Initially, the greenhouse was scheduled for…

US (NE): Geothermal greenhouse brings together unusual collection of crops

What do oranges, figs, coffee, stevia and lemongrass have in common? They're all growing in a greenhouse in Nebraska. In 2018, the North Platte Natural Resources District (NPNRD) in Scottsbluff built a geothermal greenhouse as part of its outdoor educational facility. The 138’x17’ greenhouse features 70…


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