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Greenhouse complex Novaya Gollandia

Russians set records in greenhouse rose productivity

An absolute record of greenhouse rose productivity has been set in the greenhouse complex Novaya Gollandia, located in Syasstroy town in Volkhovsky region – 450 flowers per square meter. The press service of the Leningrad regional government reported the fact. The members of the flower association of the…

Cactus van der Meer expands with another 1 hectare

"We started filling the greenhouse on Monday"

Smiling faces at Cactus van der Meer in Honsersdijk this week. The grower has expanded his acreage with 1 hectare, making a total of 2.5 hectare for growing cactus. Jeroen van der Meer: "It was an opportunity just popping up, and even within a range of 400 meter, that is unique. I can keep doing…

US (IN): Greenhouse gives students opportunity to grow

The university has it’s very own greenhouse, utilized by students enrolled in classes such as Botany and Ethnobotany, located on the third floor of the Science Center.  Students gain first-hand experience observing plants, researching how they react in certain environments and producing plants that may be…

US (NJ): Greenhouse promotional video shows new 10,000sqft greenhouse

A&J Messina released a new greenhouse promo video that shows their new 10,000sqft greenhouse. The greenhouse is used to grow various flowers, herbs, and vegetables. The video shows the greenhouse from both inside and outside. Especially the colorful insides of the greenhouse filled to the brim with…

UK: Video describes the process of building new Clay Lake greenhouse

Bridge Farm Group have recently finished their most ambitious greenhouse yet in cooperation with KG Greenhouses. The new greenhouse features some of the newest technologies, including automation and a state of the art biomass boiler. KG Greenhouses and Bridge Farm group worked with local suppliers to…

US (LA): LDAF streamlines horticulture-license testing

With a new computer-based professional horticulture license exam system now in place, the Louisiana Horticulture Commission has improved the licensing process said ​Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M. “We are excited about the new computer-based…

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NL: Newest technical installations at new greenhouse of Florensis

Florensis is building a 6-hectare greenhouse in Dinteloord, the Netherlands with which it can expand the cultivation of all kinds of floricultural products. Stolze is taking care of the electrical and water technical installation and the growth light. In their own words, the installer has never before…

Agrona introduces AG Clean+

Organic soap for a clean greenhouse roof

In the summer there is sometimes too much, in the winter often just too little. Yes, the sun cannot be controlled. To catch every ray of light in the coming dark days, it is time for growers to remove chalk and coatings from the greenhouse roof. This is now possible with an organic cleaning product based…

US (AZ): Tumamoc Desert Lab revives century-old greenhouse

The thousands of Tucsonans who trek up Tumamoc Hill day in and day out may not know that they pass by a century-old research station essential to our understanding of plants. Roughly a third of the way up Tumamoc Hill sit several low-slung stone buildings surrounded by native vegetation. This is the…

NL: Growers can forget about getting extra compensation for highway dirt on their greenhouses

The extended A4 highway is all good and well, but what if because of it your greenhouses get dirty more often leading to extra cleaning costs? A grower in the Dutch…

UK: New greenhouse ready for date palm tissue culture

When thinking of a greenhouse in the United Kingdom, the production of date palms probably doesn’t come to mind. However, this is what a new greenhouse in Glastonbury, built by Bridge Greenhouse, will be used for. Date Palm Developments produces high quality, virus-free date palms by tissue culture, which…

40 years of climate screens: from dark to diffuse

"When it turned out that screens also saved energy, demand grew enormously"

Exactly 40 years ago Ludvig Svensson delivered his first climate screen to a Swedish grower who - looking for a sun protection screen - approached the neighboring textile manufacturer. Although Svensson in Sweden still produces curtains and upholstery fabrics, that production has been overshadowed by the…

Rob Grootscholten, Bom Group

42 years of greenhouse construction in a nutshell

"In 42 years of greenhouse building, a lot has changed, but at least one thing remained the same: the Venlo greenhouse. This construction is still standing - although with quite a few upgrades - after all these years." With his retirement date looming on the calendar, Rob Grootscholten, COO BOM Group, is…

Metrolina Greenhouses keeps on growing

Metrolina Greenhouses keeps on growing. A new 40-acre greenhouse is well underway. “We have our own construction crew so we are able to build it ourselves from the ground up. The new space will increase production by at least 7%”, says Julie Colon, Communications Manager for Metrolina. The greenhouse will…

Russia: Flower production in Orenburg continues to grow

The Orenburg region in Russia boasts three flower-growing complexes, the biggest of them being Atena. Over a third of all produce from their greenhouses is sold in the local market through the wholesale and retail chain and the general partner of the enterprise, the Diantus company. The rest of the…

Debets Schalke broadens website

"Investors want to know their possible ROI"

“In recent years, our company has focused more on global turn-key greenhouse projects, or large-scale projects in which we not only supply the greenhouse, but also all the necessary installations and growing requirements." Speaking is Dylan Schalke, owner of Debets Schalke. The company has been around…

US (NH): Man arrested after crashing car into greenhouse

A Dover man was arrested Sunday evening after he allegedly crashed his vehicle into a greenhouse, according to police. Rochester police, fire and Frisbie EMS responded to the area of 4 Cross Road at 9:49 p.m. Sunday for the report of a single-vehicle crash, according to a statement released by Rochester…

Russian grower makes clever use of greenhouse space with tulips

A vegetable grower expanding into tulip cultivation - it may sound like an unusual combination, but for GH Botanica it makes perfect sense. The greenhouse complex “BOTANICA” plans to produce tulip cut flowers in the new propagation, which will be opened in 2020. 3D impression made by Bosman Van Zaal. The…

Increasing humidity in semi-closed glasshouses

How to prevent plants from becoming too vegetative?

Managing humidity provides the biggest challenge in learning how to work with a semi-closed glasshouse. So much so that Godfrey Dol, an expert on growing in semi-closed glasshouses, wants to spend some time discussing it.  But before he gets into the technicalities of what humidity means in a semi-closed glasshouse,…

fighting condensation

"The trick is to make the most of the available light"

Winter is coming! At least for the Northern Hemisphere days are getting shorter and the dark months of the year are coming soon. Growers know the importance of light all too well. They want to let as much light in the greenhouse as possible. "The trick is to make the most of the available light. There…

Turkey: Cankaya municipality starts production in its greenhouses for winter flowers

Cankaya municipality in Turkey started the production in its greenhouses for winter flowers. The greenhouses were used first to grow summer flowers which decorated all the parks of the city. The municipality carries out the greenhouse production of all its winter and summer flowers for decorating the…

US (PA): Zoo horticulturist plans retirement after opening new greenhouse

Every gardener wants a state-of-the-art greenhouse, but not everyone is going to need one that’s 18 feet tall. Frank Pizzi, curator of horticulture and grounds at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, explains what this new building replaces. “The last greenhouse was a fabricated thing from a kit and a…

Verkade Beton and AAB about construction at Gebr. Van der Lugt Lisianthus

Impressive flower tunnel ties complex project together

Gebr. Van der Lugt Lisianthus are building a new six-hectare greenhouse in the Dutch town of Monster. It is an exciting project in which multiple parties are involved, one of which is Verkade Beton. Among other things, they will install a 277-meter long concrete flower gutter, which is so advanced and…

Russian rose grower expands thanks to generous investments

A greenhouse complex specializing in rose growing was opened in the Russian village of Narovchat in 2006. Twelve years later the greenhouse with an acreage of 3 ha was fully modernized with the help of investments amounting to 2.7 million euros. In 2019, financing continued, and the modernization of the…

Hortilife opens new building

Dutch companies provide Eastern Europe with greenhouses

"We had three small offices, not nearly enough. We work from the Netherlands with around 25 people", explains Pieter Jan Overkamp with Hortilife. The company opened a new building in the Dutch city of Deventer last weekend, but builds greenhouses in Eastern Europe. "Everything is coming from the…

US (IL): Greenhouse demolition invokes bittersweet memories

The era of the well-known Greenhouse Flower Shoppe in Pekin has come to an end. The greenhouses that were built between 1915 and 1920 were demolished. Owner Marggie Seeyle said this is a bittersweet moment for the shop. The greenhouse was originally built to grow roses for the Rose Bowl in California. A…

Russia: Will September 1 disappear from the floral calendar?

September 1 this year has shown that Russians started buying less flowers for teachers on the first school day. Moreover, the number of flowers in a bouquet has decreased; also customers are purchasing fewer exotic flowers. Flower sales for September 1 have been annually decreasing approximately by…

Kingpeng's fully-open glass greenhouse enable tree seedlings cultivation

China: High-tech greenhouse creates comfort for trees and citizens

With China's economic growth and the improvement of living standards, people have higher requirements for the working and living environment. The greening and beautification of the environment have been paid more and more attention by people and governments at all levels. Each has also increased…

Rob Landreth, PanAmerican Seed:

"This way, insects can never get sucked into the greenhouse"

Research Facility Manager Rob Landreth at PanAmerican Seed Co.’s research facility in Guadalupe, CA oversees a total of 14 Agra Tech (ATI) Solar Light greenhouses that are currently doing their job as this company creates approximately 1,000 different species of the newest and finest ornamental seed…

Night cooling greenhouse projects gaining ground

KUBO has developed a new system of night cooling for use in Ultra-Clima greenhouses. The innovative principle can reduce greenhouse temperatures in climates with high night-time temperatures to the desired level. This enables both increases in productivity and quality and year-round growing. KUBO is…

Turkey: Spending on flowers by AK Party municipalities under heavy scrutiny

The mayor of Ankara has been elected from the governing AK Party in the last 2 decades and now with the change in the seat and a new mayor from an opposing party at the helm, the expenditures from past mayors are under heavy scrutiny. One of the most scrutinized and criticized expense items is the…

Gilbert Heijens just returned from a ‘weekend in China’:

“To ensure good cultivation you need more than just a high-tech greenhouse”

He mainly provides his cultivation advise from a remote distance and most of the growers he advises do their growing in the Netherlands or Belgium. Last weekend, however, Gilbert Heijens was in China. Not on holiday, but to visit a large project in China which he advises on behalf of Horti-Consult…

Turkey: Grower grows phalaenopsis with the energy recycled from waste

ITC, a company which operates in the area of waste management, is using recycled electricity from waste in phalaenopsis greenhouses. The company derives electricity from the methane gas in Mamak waste area in Ankara and the heat generated from gas motors is used in greenhouses. All the products grown by…

Applying the technology on sheds or technical rooms is currently easier

Application of transparent solar panels on the roof of greenhouses still limited

Research on the feasibility of placing transparent solar panels on the roof of greenhouses shows that the application is still limited. Inno-Agro reached this conclusion after…

Russia: Rose growing greenhouse in Izhevsk to be modernized

The enterprise Dekorativno Tsvetuschie Zvety from Izhevsk will conduct modernization, reports the press service of the government of the Republic of Udmurtia. It will increase productivity and lower own production cost by 30%.  Within the investment program, a new contemporary greenhouse will be constructed…

Turkey: Burdur municipality decorates its green areas and parks with 1 million flowers

Burdur municipality grows seasonal flowers and ornamental plants in its greenhouses and uses it to decorate green areas and parks all around the city. A total of 1 million seasonal flowers and 100,000 ornamental and outdoor plants are grown annually in the greenhouses which are later planted by…

CAN (ON): Niagara-on-the-Lake firefighters respond to second greenhouse fire in a week

A week after helping battle a massive greenhouse blaze in St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake firefighters fought another "extensive fire" at a greenhouse in their own community. The town's interim fire Chief Nick Ruller said about 40 firefighters aboard seven trucks responded to a fire at Niagara Flower…

September 23, The Hague

"Modernization and expansion Turkish greenhouses can offer new business chances"

Monday September 23rd, the Netherlands Ministry for Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality and Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) present a seminar on how the Turkish Greenhouse Credit Package facilitates the Turkish ambitions to lower food prices by expanding and modernizing the country’s greenhouse…

CAN (ON): No investigation into cause of greenhouse fire

After nearly three days at the scene of a major fire at 1900 Seventh Street Louth, St. Catharines Fire and Emergency Services completed its firefighting operations on Monday. The fire, which started at about 11 p.m. on Friday night, was completely extinguished at about 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon. A…

"Use the right cleaning agent to remove a coating"

ReduSystems coatings are developed to prevent them from quickly wearing off. When they are no longer useful at the end of the season, ReduClean is the only way to remove them effectively. Because there are coatings with different properties, the company have also developed different types of ReduClean. The…

US (IA): Osage FFA receives a $10,000 grant for greenhouse

Osage FFA has received a $10,000 grant for a greenhouse. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund. The Osage FFA will build a greenhouse for the students with the Working Here Fund grant. The new 30-foot by 48-foot greenhouse will offer students a…

CAN (ON): Air quality a concern after fire engulfs flower farm

A "significant" fire at a flower farm in St. Catharines, Ont., has been contained, but residents in a large area northwest of the massive greenhouse operation are being asked to stay inside, an official says. No one was injured in the blaze at Pioneer Flower Farms that began late on Friday night,…

US (CO): CSU Plant Growth Facilities complete over $1.4 million in renovations

Plant Growth Facilities have completed significant renovations, totaling more than $1.4 million, to better help students and researchers study and cultivate plants at Colorado State University. Made up of a series of greenhouses, growth chambers, and lab space on CSU’s main campus, the facility supports $39…

US (KS): Greenhouse business rebuilding after tornado wipeout

Rebuilding is underway at Free State Growers more than two months after a devastating tornado ripped through Leavenworth County. The EF-4 tornado wiped out most of the greenhouse business on May 28. Owner Mark Illausky estimates they lost almost 10 acres of greenhouse space. “We probably lost about 90%…

UK: Phase 2 of Clay Lake Project has started

Remember the Clay Lake project of KG Greenhouses? In a series of videos Project Manager Carel Pronk provided regular construction updates, from the groundworks till the moment the first plants were brought into the nine-hectare greenhouse. Phase 2Well, KG Greenhouses has not quite left Spalding since the…

Turkey: Organized greenhouse production zone for ornamental plants in Edremit will generate revenue of 25m USD annually

The efforts to set up an organized ornamental plant greenhouse production zone in Edremit district of Balikesir continue at full speed. Located in northwestern Turkey, Balikesir has close proximity to Istanbul, one of the most important domestic markets in the country. The project is carried out by…

US (NC): Student builds greenhouse to protect Venus flytrap

Biology major, Jessica Roach, is fascinated by the Venus flytrap and she has taken action to protect this vulnerable plant species indigenous to southeastern North Carolina. The flytrap is frequently poached in the Cape Fear area — a federal crime — and Roach decided that she had had enough. Last…

New corporate company video for KG Systems

KG Greenhouses launched a new company video recently. In this 2-minute video, they explain - among other things - that they have been helping to bring knowledge and technology together since 1970 and that they have grown to a provider of turnkey greenhouse solutions. "Control from A to Z with short lines…

Turkey: Growers in Mugla encouraged to grow ornamental plants by the municipality

Mugla, a city located in the southwestern region of Turkey, is known for its contributions to agricultural production especially in citrus fruits. Nowadays the local municipality is developing new projects to boost local agricultural production in ornamental plants. Various projects such as “Purchase…

45% of Turkish trees, other outdoor plants exported to EU countries

The Turkish ornamental plant industry has managed to export 71.2 million USD worth of products and reported a trade surplus of 10 million USD. In the first 4 months of 2019, the import volume in the ornamental plant industry also went down by 45%. Speaking to the press, Turkish Ornamental Plants…

How a simple wood and glass box revolutionised gardening

The year 1833 is an auspicious date for lovers of plants and gardening. This is when the first experiment testing a Wardian case occurred. Two wooden boxes carrying ferns and grasses travelled from London to Sydney on the deck of a ship. Amazingly, the plants survived the six-month journey, where…

How to achieve good air movement in a glasshouse

Optimising production methods is one of the aims of many greenhouse growers. Determining what makes an optimal climate for crop quality and production, however, can be…

Turkey: Cut flower and tomato exports started from Isparta

As the harvest started in Isparta for cut flowers and tomatoes, exports and domestic sales have taken off immediately. Greenhouse production in Isparta has improved greatly in the last 10 years and continues to do so. Besides tomato, other vegetables such as cucumber and green pepper are grown in the…

France: Greenhouses fitted with photovoltaic films

Using the sun to its foremost, that's what three French horticultural partners are trying to do. That's why they've installed ASCA photovoltaic films at a commercial greenhouse nearby France. Partners in the project are horticultural Eiffage Energie Systèmes, the French growers with Les Maraichers…

How does a semi-closed glasshouse operate?

There is much confusion on how best to grow crops in a semi-closed glasshouse. Godfrey Dol, an expert on growing in semi-closed glasshouses, shares his experiences. To explain the differences between a conventional and a semi-closed glasshouse, let’s have a look at how a conventional glasshouse exchanges…

The city of Ordu wants to become a production center for cut flower production in Turkey

Ordu municipality is looking to increase economic activity and create more revenue sources for its inhabitants and cut flower production is one of their main focus areas. The city is located in the northern region of the country and the municipality has recently sent a delegation to visit greenhouses in…


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