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US (NJ): Lucas Greenhouses awarded horticultural professional of the year

The Horticultural Professional of the Year award is given to an individual or a company who is recognized for outstanding contributions to the commercial horticulture industry…

High-tech expansion for Dutch Gerbera grower

In November 2020, Bosman Van Zaal started at Gerbera grower Schouten Opti-Fleurs, in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, where they are responsible for the engineering and construction of the greenhouse, hall, concrete work and heating including heat connection with the current company. Schouten Opti-Fleurs is…

70 years of water storage systems in horticulture

As early as in 1951, Genap BV recognised the importance of storing water in earth dams. "At our first facility in Westzaan, we started manufacturing prefabricated geomembranes used for lining earth dams to hold rainwater. The collected rainwater would then be used as irrigation water for greenhouses,"…

No injuries after greenhouse catches fire in Dakota county

No injuries were reported after a growing greenhouse at the Inver Grove Heights Gertens Garden Center caught fire late Sunday night. City fire crews responded just after 6:30…

China: Tens of millions of flowers for Spring Festival are unsold in Foshan due to the epidemic

The reporter visited the Orchid Street of Guabu Village, Nanhai District, and found that this year's phalaenopsis blooms very beautifully. Not only are the colors colorful and the buds are full of branches, but the price is more favorable than in previous years. The cost and performance ratio is super…

High interest shown by Turkish consumers spiked Ruscus Aculeatus sales during weeks leading to 2021

Ruscus aculeatus has been in more demand than ever this year. Those who buy the flower, which is supposed to bring luck, believe that if the red color of the flower does not…

Four strategies for overcoming greenhouse labor challenges

The greenhouse labor shortage is affecting businesses across the industry. Companies are under more pressure than ever to discover how to make their labor dollars stretch the furthest, and how to attract and retain the right workers. Let’s discuss 4 strategies you can implement in your commercial greenhouse…

China: The Anthurium Project of Guangzhou Flower Research Center won the first prize of the Provincial Agricultural Technology Extension Award

According to the news from the Guangzhou Agriculture and Rural Bureau, the scientific research achievement "Integration and Demonstrative Promotion of New Varieties of Anthurium Industrialization Technology" completed by the Guangzhou Flower Research Center has recently won the first prize of the 2019…

Ecuador: Forever Flowers more than topped their fundraising goal for new alstroemeria farm

The idea was to establish a new alstroemeria farm in Cayambe, Ecuador. It is an initiative from Santiago Partnership, a non-profit organization that aims to support and empower Ecuadorians. They’ve set up a medical clinic, opened a children's home and did much more to support the community. Now, it is…

Family build eco-friendly dome in Norway

Life goals: Living in a greenhouse

Ingrid Marie Hjertefølger, 38, and her partner Benjamin, 34, used to live a perfectly normal life in a perfectly normal home. But a few years ago, the vegan family decided to make a change – and they put in plenty of hard work to make that happen. Ingrid, who works as a nurse, was on the hunt for an…

Moldova: Tulips grow in water in Bardar greenhouses

Tulips started blooming in the middle of winter in Bardar village of Yalovensky region. The growers have been using a new technology, which enabled faster flower development.…

New solution on greenhouse climate control showcased

Nivola presents a new solution for climate control under 100% closed screens in existing and new greenhouses. The need for light shielding by growers is continuously increasing. Last Monday, Hortidaily posted: ‘’Passed on December 8th, 2020 by the municipality of Leamington, the “Greenhouse Light…

Jiangsu Binhai: Science and technology boost the development of modern agriculture and increase farmers' income

In recent years, the Binhai Modern Agricultural Industrial Park of Jiangsu Province has adopted measures such as establishing agricultural science and technology demonstration zones, improving the science and technology service system, and national high-tech enterprises and provincial science and…

Canada: Kingsville opens up about enforcing the light pollution and odour law

The town of Kingsville has laid out its plans for enforcing By-Law 96-2020, which is a bylaw to prohibit and regulate public nuisances related to odours and lighting from the cultivation of plants and cannabis. "Greenhouse Owners that utilize grow lights and who have not responded or presented light…

Flower seedlings have been planted in the 70,000 m2 smart greenhouse at the Flower Expo 2021

The Chongming District Information Office said that flower seedlings have been planted in the 70,000 m2 smart greenhouse in the Flower Expo Park, and they will bloom during the 10th China Flower Expo 2021. The greenhouse is equipped with precise temperature control and is highly intelligent. It can…

Dutch entrepreneurs start new tulip nursery in Poland

In the Polish city Kargowa, Dutch entrepreneurs Bert de Graaf and Marcel Muster started a new tulip nursery: Flora Tulips. This month, the first flowers will be harvested, the perfect moment to put the project in the spotlight. We talk with Flora Munster, Marcel's daughter and responsible for the quality…

AP Holland scaling up after first year in new building

On 1 November 2019, AP Holland moved to its new premises at in De Lier, The Netherlands. There they started the 2020 season in good spirits and many trucks were loaded, mostly for the larger projects in Russia. This year the Dutch greenhouse builder wants to continue this with a rejuvenated team, a…

China: Flower industry in Jiangchuan District of Yunnan helps rural revitalization

In recent years, Jiangchuan District in Yunnan has stepped up efforts to adjust the structure of the local agricultural industry, to vigorously develop the flower industry, promote farmers' income, and help rural revitalization.  In the orchid cultivation park of Lanqin Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd. in…

Millions of carnations and peonies from Turkey are exported to Russia, Italy and the Netherlands

Cut flower production continues uninterrupted in the Aksu district of Antalya, the center for cut flower production in Turkey. An entrepreneur grower, Hayrettin Ozcaki produces carnations and cut flowers in an area of ​​4 hectares and has also started the export of peonies. The grower started peony…

China: This agricultural industrial park can "plant" flowers “in the cloud" by mobile phone!

In recent years, Jifeng Agricultural Industrial Park in Daojiao Town has continuously introduced technologies such as greenhouses and planting flowers controlled by mobile phones to continuously improve the technological level of flower planting. At present, the garden has an annual output of more than…

Ton van Mil, Royal Brinkman

"Opportunities for global greenhouse horticulture are further increasing"

2020: what a year! We have been struggling worldwide with Covid-19 for almost a year now. On behalf of Royal Brinkman, CEO Ton van Mil thanks everyone for their trust. "The opportunities for global greenhouse horticulture are further increasing due to the increasing need for healthy food and beautiful…

Turkish cut flower exporters concerned about Christmas order cancellations in export markets

Turkey's cut flowers from Antalya, are exported to Europe and the Balkans every year. Even in the Netherlands which is considered the world center of the flower industry,…

Greenhouses are being built in 200 hectares in Tokat, Turkey for flower production

Under the coordination of the Tokat Governorship in Turkey, a project is undertaken to improve greenhouse production in the district of Erbaa in an area of 200 hectares.  Flower…

Turkish plant and flower growers request for the continuation of the VAT discount in 2021

With the pandemic that started in March, the ornamental plant producers had suffered through difficult times and their profits and sales went down dramatically. With the…

Turkish flower industry is anxiously waiting for the New Year’s Eve with the expectation of a boost in sales

Facing high demand every year before Christmas, Turkish flower growers and florists complain about the recession due to the pandemic this year. Florists, who increase their preparations and stocks with the expectation that the demand will increase in the last days of the year, are still waiting for…

Off to 2021 with a smile and a Jerusalema dance

As a merry close of 2020, the Green Innovators Group did a Jerusalema Challange. At for instance Bosman Van Zaal in Aalsmeer (NL) and Kenia en Montera Techniek, they danced away and had some fun. Off to 2021. 

In the coming five years the 16 ha greenhouse complex should switch from vegetable to flower production.

From vegetables to flowers: Novosibirsk greenhouse will grow 7 million roses per year

Seven million roses a year are planned to be grown by the LLC Teplichny Complex Novosibirsky by 2022. The most comfortable Siberian conditions have been created for the Dutch roses. For their allocation, 2 ha of greenhouses have been reconstructed. It is planned to grow chrysanthemums, gerberas and…

Nanticoke Gardens

US (NY): Nanticoke Gardens plans rebuild after greenhouses collapse

The owners of Nanticoke Gardens in West Corners are planning to rebuild after several buildings at the complex collapsed under the weight of last week's snow. They say seven greenhouses were severely damaged due to the snow and will now need to be repaired. The owners say they have volunteers on hand…

ReduSystems

ReduSystems:

"The hydrophilic character of anticondens improves light incidence"

Condensation on the greenhouse cover can significantly reduce light incidence. The hydrophilic properties of AntiCondens ensure that more light enters the greenhouse. Condensation on the inside of the greenhouse cover generally occurs at a low outside temperature and a high relative humidity inside the…

"Adopt high pressure fogging to minimise crop loss"

With increasingly more unpredictable weather in the UK, growers often face difficulty trying to optimise their glasshouse temperature, and minimise crop mortality. In-efficient combinations of heat and irrigation paired with fluctuating weather will undoubtedly bring condensation into the environment,…

Netherlands: Ko Kolk Hortensia starts using new greenhouse

The first plants are in the greenhouse, and at this moment the last things are being done at the building of Ko Kolk Hortensia's new nursery. The sustainable nursery in Amstelveen, the Netherlands is two blocks away from the current one and equipped with the most modern techniques for the growing and…

Agriplast

Reducing losses with an antivirus cover for greenhouses and tunnels

As antivirus plastic films, Solaris and Virolux from Agriplast make the difference when it comes to income, guaranteeing high yields.  Producers fear plant diseases, and the New Delhi virus is definitely one of the most common. It is a disease that compromised the cultivation of open-field zucchini in many…

10 million flowers will be grown a year

Flower growing greenhouse constructed next to Moscow

A flower greenhouse has been constructed in the Moscow region (Russia), reports the regional government. Mr. Sergey Voskresensky, acting as the Head of the Ministry of Agriculture of Moscow Region: “The greenhouse complex growing tulips, flower seedlings and vegetables as well as planting material has…

UK: Eden Project North receives £1.2m boost from LEP

The Eden Project has received £1.2m from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to fund the development work needed to prepare a planning application for Eden Project North in Morecambe. The money from the LEP will fund the next stage of the design work, further developing the content of the project…

Roll’N Grow makes heating floors and benches easy

Bottom heat that rolls out like a carpet

Growers now have a quick, easy way to provide the game-changing root zone heating that plants prefer. Roll’N Grow covers benches and floors with growth-enhancing heat in a fraction of the time it used to take. “The benefits of root zone heating are well documented – some growers say they won’t produce…

UV blanket Aquamar is doing its job for Dutch gerbera grower

"Last week, I saw that football club PSV had installed Philips UV lamps to disinfect the air in the locker rooms and counter corona infections. I liked to see that, a kind of confirmation that horticulture was one step ahead of those guys. We installed exactly the same lamps 3 years ago and since, we…

Investment for producer of greenhouse coverings UbiGro

UbiQD today announced the close of a $7M Series A funding round. UbiQD will deploy the capital raised in this round to continue scaling the rollout of its first commercial product, UbiGro®, a layer of light that helps plants utilize sunlight more effectively. The round was co-led by Scout Ventures and…

US: Radford University Greenhouse gets major upgrades for next semester

Students at Radford University with a green thumb will be in for a treat next semester. After nearly two years of renovations, the greenhouse at the Artis College of Science and Technology has gotten a complete upgrade. The diverse collection includes plants with medicinal properties, herbs, spices, and…

Turkish cut flower exporters fear 30 million USD loss due to the corona restrictions in the United Kingdom

Every year, millions of flowers are exported to different parts of the world from Antalya, the capital of cut flower industry in Turkey. The flower exports had stopped for a while due to the Covid19 outbreak but had restarted again in June. Growers had trouble keeping up with the demand due to the supply…

Research

Evaluating the level of ergonomic maturity of a Colombian company in the floriculture sector

At a global level, the contribution of ergonomics to improve and optimize work systems in terms of health, safety, and productivity has been demonstrated. However, in…

Ian Potter, Vineland Research

"Being successful at innovation requires good and candid advice"

COVID-19 continues to dominate much of Canada's thinking and planning. Vineland has weathered the pandemic well, Mr. Ian Potter, President & CEO, writes in the new innovation report. "We are continuing to adapt to this ever-changing normal — a testament to our employees and their dedication to Vineland…

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Chrysanthemum season: rare varieties grown in Sochi

Chrysanthemum season has begun in Sochi. The growers have shared that the flower is rather a demanding one and even southern climate is not enough for it. Yet the plant breeders managed to come up with new varieties. “We have implemented the new varieties this year, we are monitoring them. They have good…

Turkey has exported 90 million USD worth of flowers and plants due to the decreased competition from Italy and Spain because of coronavirus

Turkish floriculture industry has benefitted from the interruption in the production in Spain and Italy which pushed the demand to Turkish growers. The Turkish floriculture sector, which did not interrupt flower production, has earned an export revenue of 90 million USD. The sector, which closed 2019…

Turkish cut flower growers expect government support with regards to increasing transport costs and transit times during Covid19 outbreak

The floriculture industry leaders in Turkey got together via an online meeting and discussed current issues the industry is facing due to the coronavirus and asked for more government support to keep the growers afloat during these difficult times. Stating that the sector needs state support, Antalya…

Mr. Jack Ma: "Chinese agriculture currently goes through a similar development as the internet did in 2002"

Mr. Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group, visits largest AI greenhouse in Asia

Mr. Jack Ma, the founder and former CEO of Alibaba Group, visited the largest AI greenhouse in Asia on the 10th of October. He personally carried out the inspection of Kaisheng Haofeng (Dezhou) AI Agriculture Co., Ltd. in Dezhou, Shandong. Mr. Jack Ma visits the production service area at Kaisheng Haofeng…

US (MA): Whately OKs outreach meeting for proposed cultivation site

Whately RE Holdings LLC is proposing an indoor cultivator site at 23A LaSalle Drive, on the property owned by John Lasalle of Lasalle Florists. The property is currently under…

US: Inuvik greenhouse scores funding for year-round facility

A new growing system on its way to Inuvik will mean fresh greens and herbs all year long, even through the town’s dark and frigid winters. Inuvik's community greenhouse. Ollie Williams/Cabin RadioThe Inuvik Community Greenhouse says it has received funding for a “new, year-round greenhouse” that will not…

Premier Tech

Tips for efficient energy conservation in a greenhouse

As the fall approaches, the days get shorter and shorter. This is the time of the year where our free energy source, sunlight, becomes limited. Sunlight is essential to maintain the global temperature in the ranges appropriate for plant growth. In winter, plant production is challenging because…

Premier Tech

Heating systems for a temperate greenhouse

Global warming is a growing concern. For growers, a reduction in the use of fossil fuels can be a way to minimize their impact on the environment. It can be very difficult in winter months to maintain the greenhouse at ideal temperatures for plants, even during the day. During winter months, the…

Plant Empowerment

Optimal cultivation with the bonus of saving energy

Everyone knows Next Generation Growing (NGG), the optimal cultivation with the bonus of energy saving. NGG is based on the Plant Empowerment cultivation concept: the philosophy that a vigorous plant is a resilient plant, which is resistant to diseases and pests and yields a higher production and better…

Metazet FormFlex and Meteor Systems investigate the use of disinfectants on cultivation gutters

The time of crop rotation has come. A busy period in which the old crop has to make room for the new crop. To protect the new crop in the best possible way, everything is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Especially the greenhouse structure and interior appear not to be able to withstand the…

Santini grower Hans Hendriks on the new 3ha expansion

NL: "The old greenhouse is removed and the ground is prepared for construction"

In a new episode of Havecon's column "Client speaks ...", they had an interview with Hans Hendriks. Together with his brother Ruud they are santini-growers in Baarlo in Dutch (North) Limburg. Havecon will be responsible for the new expansion of more than 3 hectares, for which construction will start…

China: First roses planted in new 16 ha greenhouse in Shandong

Five months after kick-off, the first roses have just been planted in a new greenhouse that is currently being built by Israeli greenhouse supplier Azrom in the province of Shandong in China. The first 2.5 ha of the 16 ha greenhouse are planted and the rest of the greenhouse is planned to be finished by…

UK: Eden Project submits case for Government funding for northern vision

The Eden Project has submitted a business case for £70m of UK Government funding to help make Eden Project North in Morecambe a reality. Eden Project North will be a major new exemplar attraction in Morecambe, Lancashire that seeks to reimagine the British seaside resort for the 21st century. The plan is…

China: 34-hectare rose project goes into production

Cut roses are among the flowers with the largest planting area and market share among cut flowers in China. With the gradual expansion of middle-class groups with spending power, the market's demand for high-quality roses has gradually increased. More Chinese rose farmers introduced the Dutch planting model.…

China: Flowers from Beijing bring fragrance to Yongqing

"Our chrysanthemum is the only one in the market." In the trading hall of Hengmei International Huadu Market in Yongqing County, Langfang City, former Beijing flower merchant Gao Yan proudly introduced her unique chrysanthemum. More than ten kinds of chrysanthemums in various colors are neatly placed on…

Turkey: 150 million stems of carnations grown in Isparta with majority being exported to Europe

When the season ends in Antalya, Isparta high-plains come into play in flower production Thus, there is the opportunity to market and sell carnations from Turkey for 12 months of the year. Carnations produced in the greenhouses in Deregumu village of Isparta are exported to European countries such as the…

Leamington, Ontario greenhouse opportunity

A brand new 1.3 million sq. ft. state-of-the-art greenhouse is available in Leamington, Ontario. Leamington, well-known as North America’s greenhouse capital, is well connected to major regional population centres in Southern Ontario, Quebec and northeastern United States. The surrounding area is one of…

Spinning in a greenhouse: studio holds outdoor classes in greenhouse

"With impending colder weather, we have invested in a 34′ x 96′ greenhouse." Usually this is said by a grower, but today we have a fitness studio investing in indoor facilities. They built a greenhouse to expand outdoor class offerings in a fun, warm and safe manner. "The greenhouse will allow excellent air…

Ontario’s greenhouse growers support Ontario’s budget approach

The Ontario Greenhouse Alliance (TOGA) applauds the Ontario government's responsible and sustainable approach outlined in the last week's budget. TOGA acknowledges the…

Russian greenhouse expands with 5 ha for seedling production

New greenhouses of 750 square meters each, have been constructed in the second department of a greenhouse complex in Russia to replace the old ones, built in the 1970s. The enterprise has long been feeling a need for growing seedlings. The assortment has been expanded every year, as Teplichny is trying…

8ha parcel acquired for future development of HQ Havecon North America

Today is the 14th birthday of the Dutch based company Havecon Horticultural Projects. Current times make it hard to host a party, but still the company has something festive to share. Their subsidiary Havecon North America Inc, founded in 2011, has purchased a property to build their new North American…

These Lanzhou roses expected to (on average) outperform Kunming roses

China's largest high-tech rose project to be completed by Spring 2021

In China, the largest high-tech rose project is currently under construction. The 34ha rose project is located in Lanzhou, Northwest of China's Gansu province, very close to a 7,000ha plot that was prepared to host greenhouses. This latter project will become the largest greenhouse project under one…

Murawska/Agroberichten Buitenland

Energy transition in greenhouses

The Dutch horticultural sector is already circular: more and more energy is renewable, there are many savings, rainwater is collected to be used for production purposes. Less water, less pesticides is good for the environment, but also good for the business. Also in Poland, this trend is visible. But considering the fact that…

Patrick Casteleyn, MechaTronix:

"Our 1000Watt LED grow light is a true 'sustainable' investment"

Switching to LED lighting is a big, expensive decision. It's, however, worth the investment, according to MechaTronix's Patrick Casteleyn. "Investing in LED lighting is a sustainable choice," he explains. "It contributes enormously to reducing growers' environmental footprint, certainly in the long run."…

"point of contact for large growers and investors"

Investment group takes stake in greenhouse suppliers Prins Group and Stolze

Another major investment group gains ground in the horticultural industry. HAL Investments, the Dutch investment subsidiary of HAL Holding, has signed agreements to acquire 60% of the shares in Stolze and to acquire 24% of the shares in Prins Group. "HAL Investments is working on a new portfolio of…

Turkey: After having started it as a hobby, she expands cut flower production to fulfill the increasing orders

Mother of 3 children who started to grow flowers as a hobby in Tokat is trying to keep up with the demands by establishing a greenhouse with the support of her family. In Tokat, a classroom teacher and her husband rented a garden after his retirement. The couple, who produced flowers as a hobby for the…

USBG

US: Greenhouse manual for schools honored with design award

Greenhouse Manual: An Introductory Guide for Educators, a project of the U.S. Botanic Garden, NCAT, and City Blooms, has been honored with a 2nd place national award by the American Alliance of Museums in the Education category of their publications awards. The manual is an easy-to-use guide designed to…


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