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US (PHL): A greenhouse on La Salle University's roof

La Salle University sits on a 133-acre campus in Northwest Philadelphia, and it is home to a unique array of wildlife and plant life, from redwoods and bamboo, to salamanders and red fox. Perhaps most surprising of all is the lab that is located on the roof of Holroyd Hall. “It’s a best-kept secret in…

Ayah Eid, DN

Northern Tropics Greenhouse sells plants along with crystals, soap and honey

Stepping onto the rock-speckled dirt path, the first thing that can be seen from the front lawn of Northern Tropics Greenhouse is the rows of red, orange, and gold chrysanthemum flowers out on display. Further down the path, the plants from the five greenhouses emerge.  In the small, tiki lounge-themed checkout…

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China, Kunming:

Asia's largest smart flower greenhouse to be completed within the year

The flower greenhouse constructed by Anning Northward Flower Industry Co., a subsidiary of Jinyuan Flower Company, is located in Anning Rose Park. The Park covers an area of ​​68.46 hectares and is a modern and industrialized base that focuses on roses and integrates research and development, production,…

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Why a custom greenhouse?

The design process of a greenhouse can be overwhelming for growers. From structural materials to properly integrating equipment, producing a grow space that maximizes budget and efficiency is something most operations cannot accomplish alone. However, by purchasing a custom greenhouse, growers can reduce some of these…

"Disinfecting greenhouses increasingly requires a custom approach"

A crop rotation is a perfect opportunity for thoroughly cleaning the greenhouse, which is necessary during the present times when virus-related problems are on the rise. A clean start is a primary requirement for a healthy crop. There no longer is such a thing as a standard approach, says Barry van…

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China: Local cultivation company and Flowers Fair bring out each other's best

In 2005, Lanjun Horticulture began to participate in the China Seedlings and Flowers Fair. For more than ten years, the company and the Fair have grown together, and now 2 million potted flowers are sold from Feixi County, Anhui Province every year. Optimal environmentIn the greenhouse of Lanjun…

Behind the breeding of Cyclamen

In 2019 Syngenta acquired Varinova. Varinova’s robust Cyclamen portfolio and the innovative breeding pipeline have allowed Syngenta Flowers to continue its strong presence in the Cyclamen market and support growers with a full range of top-tier varieties. Eric Giesen, the senior breeder of Cyclamen, explains more about what…

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US (PA): Frey's greenhouse locations ready for all seasons

Sometimes the “green gene” in a farming family manifests itself in new and different ways, as is the case with the descendants of the late Harold and Ruth Frey, who bought a 90-acre farm in Lebanon County’s North Cornwall Township around 1950. Today, 26 of those acres belong to their grandson, Jerel…

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US (WI): Olbrich Botanical Gardens greenhouses are being replaced

Community members gathered Saturday morning to celebrate the grand opening of the Frautschi Family Learning Center and greenhouses at Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison,…

Dutch grower's experience with an updated way to create auction letter

"In recent months, we've been working hard on improving the Auction function in Floriday, with a group of growers participating in the early testing and providing us with input. As of this week, the updated Auction function is live for all users in Floriday. Watch the video to see how Kwekerij Chrywijk…

Motti Sharon, Argos, and Shay Lhermann, Top Greenhouses

Israel: Taking away the hurdles for growers to start indoor vanilla orchid cultivation

“Growing vanilla is more complex than growing ornamental orchids, yet the demand for vanilla is increasing and it is a profitable crop for growers,” explain Motti Sharon from Argos and Shay Lhermann from Top Greenhouses. That is why the two have been working together closely to develop a greenhouse…

Jinan city project status updated

Kingpeng is building a greenhouse complex in Shanghe, Jinan city, with a total land area of around 13.67 hectare. It consists of 1 glass greenhouse of 44160 m2, 2 plastic film-covered greenhouses of  35480 m2, and 1 service room of 5640 m2. This agriculture park is designed for growing flower seedlings and…

Dümmen Orange's renovated show greenhouse

Dümmen Orange is a breeder of cut flowers, bulbs, tropical plants, pot plants, bedding plants, and perennials, and its core business is breeding and developing flower and plant varieties with improved characteristics and producing cuttings and young plants. For its show greenhouse in De Kwakel, Dümmen…

Hionis proves vibrant spot for EPC leadership class tour and seminar

"Florals have become an increasingly important aspect of the produce department"

Hionis Greenhouses in Whitehouse Station, NJ, provided a learning experience for the third Eastern Produce Council (EPC) Leadership Class. The group toured the operation’s greenhouse facilities on October 5th and benefited from a seminar on leadership by John Eric Jacobsen, a trainer with the Rutgers…

1.5Ha greenhouse for potted roses constructed in Yancheng, China

During the last few months, a 1.5ha glass greenhouse was built up in Yancheng, Jiangsu Province. This greenhouse will be used for potted roses. To maximize the planting space, the construction team designed an Ebb/Flow bench system for cultivation. The whole bench system covers an area of about 1 ha, and…

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Uniontown-area greenhouse property site of EPA cleanup

Shards of broken glass have fallen from what remained of the large greenhouse in the Uniontown area. Home for decades to a wholesale floral business, remnants of two buildings that flanked it have been crumbling for years. Decades-old graffiti decorates the interior walls in one of the buildings, which…

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"Treating the blues with greens"

For nine years, lecturer Leah Diehl of the Department of Environmental Horticulture has been one of UF/IFAS’s foremost champions of plants as medicine. As a tenant in the medical center, in a corner known as Wilmot Botanical Gardens, she has established a greenhouse as a center for healing. Diehl and department chair Dean…

NL: "Nursery Gebr. Grootscholten is showing the way"

On the outskirts of Kwintsheul, the Netherlands, are the two complexes of trade nursery Gebr. Grootscholten. According to Ludvig Svensson's article, for more than 75 years, the company has grown a wide range of up to fifty annual summer bloomers; cyclamen, chrysanthemums, lavender, and other seasonal…

Bridge Greenhouses begins work at NIAB East Malling

Bridge Greenhouses, appointed by main contractors SDC Builders, have recently begun construction on a very exciting new turnkey project at NIAB. The project consists of a new 2,304 m² glasshouse research facility, along with 1,965 m²  of polytunnels. NIAB, located in Kent, England, has a history dating back…

Prevent Botrytis: ready for the humid fall?

Botrytis, a fungus that attacks plants when humidity is too high, causing fuzzy gray/brown-looking spots on buds and flowers, is one of the very common issues that emerge as humidity levels in the greenhouse increase. Treating botrytis is a costly chemical affair. By preventing it, you eliminate…

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Biosphere 2: the once infamous live-in terrarium promising for climate research

Opening the door to a glass pyramid, a visitor steps from the arid heat of Arizona into a coastal fog desert that stretches toward a savanna. A Lilliputian ocean laps against a rocky shore. A passageway leads to a steamy rain forest where vine-necklaced trees tower 90 feet high. Here in Biosphere 2, the…

Catch a glimpse of multi span greenhouse

This is a multi-span greenhouse made by AXgreenhouse It is part of a fully functional flower industrial park, which has scientific research, nursery, production, display functions, etc. These three multi-span greenhouses are used for seedling cultivation and production They are equipped with shading…

Dutch nursery holds open days to celebrate expansion

The Ammerlaan Sosef nursery in the Netherlands has expanded by roughly a hectare, causing the annual production to grow by some 20%. Now, the nursery contains no less than 3.5 million pot Celosias and some 950,000 primrose plants, and even another 100,000 cyclamens in the winter months. To celebrate…

Measurement of longwave radiative properties of energy-saving greenhouse screens

Light intensity, temperature, and humidity are key factors affecting photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration. Among these factors, temperature is a crucial parameter to…

Kenya: Timaflor adds 20 ha of production and launches new label MLIMA

Once again, Timaflor is expanding its business and launching a new label: MLIMA. MLIMA means "mountain" in Swahili. In phases, 20 hectares of production will be added and the first stems are now on their way to Aalsmeer. Thomas (third from right) and staff at the farm The new nursery will be built next…

Gas crisis hits European greenhouse industry as lighting gets more expensive

Skyrocketing power prices are forcing the vast network of Dutch glasshouses to go dark or scale back, threatening to cut supplies at Europe’s fruit and vegetable stalls and…

new AR-coated diffuse product launched

"Hortiscatter as a defining factor in higher yields"

AgCulture is launching its first durable glass product, Fountain, which has been specially designed to improve crop yields for horticultural growers. "Fountain is basically a low-iron float glass, one side of which is treated by a chemical reaction to create the required level of light diffusion. This is…

UK: GCA welcomes 10 new members in 2021

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has seen a number of new members join in 2021 – with 10 signing up so far this year (2021). These include two centers from Squire's Garden Centre, an additional center for Webbs, Coolings, and Creative Gardens, as well as other independent garden centers from across…

“Until the technology matures, greenhouses are not within reach of Indian farmer"

Horticulture is on the rise in India. So is greenhouse farming. Cut flowers have been grown under polyhouses since the 1990s, but greenhouse vegetable production has been on the rise recently. "The demand for locally grown crops is increasing enormously. The Indian population is growing, the average…

More sustainable heat must blow new life into Dutch greenhouse farming regions

There are plenty of greenhouses in Limburg, the Netherlands, and elsewhere in the country. The town of Horst aan de Maas wants to breathe new life into its greenhouse region. So, it is focusing on connection opportunities. Here, sustainable heat and electricity are crucial. That became clear at the end…

3.1 hectare greenhouse

Dutch grower looks back on a successful project

In Baarlo, the Netherlands, Havecon started building a 3.1 hectare greenhouse for growing flowers in 2020. The owners Hans and Ruud have had a new high-tech greenhouse at their disposal for about 10 months after the old one was demolished a year ago. For them it was time to switch to new technologies and…

Greenhouse wins award for sustainable design

The Global Flora Conservatory at Wellesley College already holds several design awards, including the 2021 Architizer A+ Awards Jury Winner for Architecture + New Technology. After several years of planning and construction, it is nearly complete. Designed by Boston-based Kennedy & Violich Architecture,…

How dehumidifiers improve greenhouse flower growing

Growing flowers isn’t an easy task, even in a controlled environment like a greenhouse. High-quality potted or cut flowers can be worth a lot. But to get the top value, they need to be perfect, in the right size and shape, with vivid colors, and without blemishes or deformities. That means climate…

Tom van Wingerden, Van Wingerden Greenhouses:

US (WA): “The addition of tropical foliage is a major shift in our young plant division”

“The new varieties are gaining momentum, and this is a trend we anticipate will continue,” says Tom van Wingerden, Sales Director of Van Wingerden Greenhouses. “Adding the tropical foliage to our lineup also allows our smaller customers to capitalize on the current tropical craze.” While expanding their…

"Sunlight can be effectively managed in any season"

Consultants Jelle Hoogland and Paul van Gils provide tips for the rational and efficient use of coatings. “A key question is, under what conditions does the plant suffer most? This is when you need to intervene,” says Hoogland. Paul van Gils looks back on past seasons: “We have learned a great deal…

Greenhouse firm receives $11k in federal funding

Mount Williams Greenhouses, Inc., a florist in North Adams, has received $11,113 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Fund. The investment will be used to improve energy efficiency with the purchase and installation of six new high-efficiency unit heaters in existing greenhouses.…

On Floriculture

Water treatment: what system should I choose?

If you don’t currently treat your water it may be time to seriously consider a treatment system. Along with sourcing pathogen-free cuttings, making sure your water source and water-holding tanks are problem free, and practicing good sanitation in your greenhouse, water treatment to reduce pathogen loads…

Lanzhou greenhouse starts transporting roses to Singapore

Although the amount of fresh-cut roses exported to Singapore from China is not very large, it has taken the first step. "Not only to satisfy the domestic market but also to go abroad and have a place in the international flower market." Wang Tianle, deputy general manager of the Lanzhou New Area Agricultural…

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Kenya: James Finlay exits flower business with sale of Kericho farm

Multinational firm James Finlay Kenya has sold its Kericho-based flower farm to Black Tulip Group for an undisclosed amount to focus on its tea and coffee business. The sale will see workers at the Lemotit farm in Londiani, Kipkelion East, which produces roses and cut flowers for the United Kingdom and…

China: Fragrant roses bring flower farmers in Yunnan a better life

This family-style flower planting base is located in Majie Village Lufeng City, Chuxiong Prefecture, 77 kilometers away from Kunming, more than an hour's drive. Walking into the local flower planting base, there are lots of flowers and fragrances in the greenhouses... all kinds of roses are blooming,…

Why should growers do a DNA test on their water?

If you’re testing your water, it’s likely because you either a) have an undiagnosed disease problem in your greenhouse already, or b) you want to head off any issues that could be caused by your cistern, roof water, or water lines. Even with disease symptoms present, It can be difficult to nail down…

NL: 7.8 kilometres of cables in the ground at new Beekenkamp Plants site

Plant grower Beekenkamp Plants is to add 2.2 hectares of greenhouse in Maasdijk. Royal Brinkman shares images of the construction. A great deal of work has already been done, including in the field of electrical engineering. In two days time, for example, no less than 7.8 kilometres of ground cables were…

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Muskegon County greenhouse owners search for ‘right person’ to buy business

A Muskegon County garden center is for sale after being a family-run business for 44 years. Barry’s Greenhouse, 3000 Whitehall Road, is available for $1.95 million. David Barry, who built the business by hand in the late 1970s, says it’s time to retire and pass the torch. “I think that if the right…

Orchios and Ter Laak Orchids

Dutch growers combining forces and launching The Orchid Growers

From 1 January 2022, Orchios and Ter Laak Orchids are combining their offer on the market. These orchid growers are launching The Orchid Growers, an organization to take care of the sales, marketing, and product development for both companies. This will allow The Orchid Growers to put a wide-ranging and…

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US (UT): Volunteers called on to support/donate to Murray Greenhouse Foundation

While special needs children have opportunities in the school systems to foster and grow, a void in public services faces them as adults once they tap out of the system at age 22. Since 2008, the nonprofit Murray Greenhouse Foundation (6366 S. 900 East) provides intellectually disabled young adults a…

US (AL): Virtual tour of a trial plant greenhouse in Alabama

Join Jim Putnam on a virtual tour of the trial plant greenhouse of the Southern Living Plant Collection, in Alabama.More information:Southern Living Plant Collection www.southernlivingplants.com

Why Dutch greenhouse horticulture should go to Kentucky:

"If this sector takes off, we're talking billions"

A Dutch-American consortium was formed in June 2020. Seventeen (greenhouse horticulture) parties from both countries joined a project, initiated by NLWorks. It aims to expand horticulture in the American state of Kentucky. The American cultivation company, AppHarvest, is doing its bit, already having…

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South Essex Fabricating partners with Robovision

"Creating customized, automated products that result in high-quality yields"

South Essex Fabricating (SEF) has signed a partnership agreement with Robovision to pave the way for the research and development of deep-learning software and enhanced AI robotics for the agriculture industry. On Sept 1, 2021 Peter Quiring, owner and CEO of South Essex Fabricating, virtually sat down…

China: "Our self-developed varieties are having breakthroughs"

On August 23, in the flower greenhouse of Shandong Lvsheng Orchid Flower Technology Co., Ltd., Huanglou Street, Qingzhou, pots of Lvsheng Xiangfei Phalaenopsis is being tried out. "These flowers bloom for more than 3 months, releasing a faint and continuous floral fragrance, 100 RMB per pot, which is…

Jon Adams, Havecon North America:

"Where there’s a will, there’s a build"

“Despite market uncertainties and pressure on pricing and deliveries, greenhouse operators are still moving forward because the cost not to grow seem to be higher than sitting on the sidelines,” says Jon Adams, vice president of Havecon North America. Havecon is currently busy finishing its 2020-2021…

for homogenous climate

Ventilation unit in each greenhouse column

The greenhouse climate is controlled via the climate computer by means of a limited number of measuring boxes. Dutch company Caeli is therefore now launching a new greenhouse…

New futuristic movie takes place in a glasshouse

Ever feel like your whole life takes place in a glasshouse? Well, we might not recommend actually living in one. You might not even dare to after watching the new South African movie Glasshouse.  Glasshouse is set after The Shred, an airborne dementia, has left humanity roaming like lost and dangerous animals,…

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US (OH): "Reopening greenhouse to grow flowers that will beautify the city"

Youngstown CityScape’s plans to reopen a West Side greenhouse and use it for a variety of purposes will benefit the community greatly, its executive board president said.Sharon Letson, Youngstown CityScape’s executive director. Photo by: David Skolnick / www.vindy.com “We’re committed to preserving and…

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Canada: 60,000 square foot addition to meet growing demand for trees

A Flats-area greenhouse in Canada will expand this winter to meet growing market demand from tree-reforestation companies. The municipal planning commission approved…

Greenhouse construction software tracks international expansion

From small tropical islands to mountaintops: greenhouses can be found everywhere these days. Before the construction teams get on a plane or take the car to go to a location, however, a lot of work has already been done. Most of it is computer work and calculations. For this purpose, greenhouse builders…

Turkey: How a grower from Denizli started exporting carnations to the Netherlands and Russia

Kadir Huseyin Okyay (56), started carnation production in the greenhouse he founded in the Denizli Acipayam district, despite naysayers. The grower managed to start exporting in the first year to the Netherlands, the country with the highest flower production in Europe. Okyay, who turned to carnation…

Bacto-Zyme

Enzymatic degreaser loosens biofilm within seconds

“While biofilm degradation occurs naturally over time, Bacto-Zyme expedites the process to happen within minutes,” says Royal Marty, chief executive officer and owner of Substrata.   Substrata is a Nevada-based biochemical manufacturing company that specializes in the production of enzymatic solutions for industrial…

NL: Looije Agro Technics is building for the future

Since last year, the management team of specialized consultancy bureau for the greenhouse horticulture sector Looije Agro Technics (LAT) no longer consists of one but of three members. In addition to the familiar face of Martin Looije, who has been at the helm since the company's establishment in 1999,…

HPNow makes top 25 in Nordic Cleantech Open

"Our technology addresses global water treatment needs"

For 10 years the Nordic Cleantech Open competition has served as an observation tower for the up and coming cleantech innovation trends that will support the transition to a low carbon reality. The 10th Edition of the Nordic Cleantech Open received 139 applications from all corners of the Nordics and the…

Gerberas flourish under redufuse IR in Hungarian summer

The question is how best to keep gerberas productive in summer in the hot continental climate of Central Europe. As a consultant to growers, Alfred Forray has had a good experience with ReduFuse IR.Forray is a crop consultant for the renowned Hungarian greenhouse company Floratom in Szeged in Southern…

"We handle complete greenhouse projects flexib(el)ly"

In recent years Flexibell Greenhouse Systems has supported the necessary complete greenhouse construction projects with technical support, deliveries and supervision, primarily in China. Flexibell has several of its own production locations there, ranging from greenhouse systems to various other…

What is the cost of humidity control in your glasshouse?

When energy is cheap you don’t often worry about the cost of using heat for humidity control. This is because the advantages of a good yielding and disease free crop far outweigh the cost of controlling humidity. However, when the cost of energy increases, you are left asking "Can I afford to control…

US (OH): CityScape set to revitalize greenhouse

The downtown beautification organization CityScape purchased Youngstown's closed West Side flower shop and greenhouse at 23-26 S. Belle Vista Ave. on July 27 for $145,000.…

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Climate sensors to ensure optimum growing conditions

Cosy climate in the greenhouse

In greenhouses, plants and vegetables are cultivated all year round under controlled conditions. For this purpose, modern greenhouses are equipped with a wide variety of technical systems for irrigation, lighting, shading, CO2 fertilization, heating, ventilation, and cooling. In addition to supplying the plants with sufficient…

NL: Dümmen Orange starts installing ErfGoedFloor

Dümmen Orange has started installing an ErfGoed cultivation floor at its De Kwakel site (the Netherlands). The company will use the ErfGoedFloor – a cultivation layer approximately 20 cm deep – for growing cut chrysanthemums in its show greenhouse. The ErfGoedFloor enables Dümmen Orange to grow…

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Designing low-cost soil moisture sensors for greenhouse irrigation management

Precise and quick estimates of soil moisture content for the purpose of irrigation scheduling are fundamentally important. They can be accomplished through the continuous monitoring of moisture content in the root zone area, which can be accomplished through automatic soil moisture sensors. Commercial…

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Iran: An assessment of management indicators in ornamental plant greenhouses

Greenhouse culture plays a significant role in driving the agricultural development process by providing artificial conditions for production and/or neutralizing environmental variables. Obviously, planning for developing this production system requires understanding effective and limiting variables. The…

Chinese greenhouse horticulture must also innovate without government

China is a vast, agricultural country. Much of its covered cultivation is done in so-called "solar" greenhouses. These are quite simple, technology-wise. "You build a soil or concrete rampart; kind of a wall," begins Robert Keijzer. He is Kubo's man in China. Kubo is a Dutch greenhouse project management…

China: Fresh cutting flower greenhouse starts transplanting in Yun Nan

On 20th July, a new glass greenhouse for fresh cut-flowers started transplanting work in Kai Yuan, China. This greenhouse construction area consists of 11520 square meters. This glass greenhouse has been built with a typical Venlo greenhouse structure, with a 6m gutter height.  To make this high automation…


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