Greenhouse

4 Tips for dealing with greenhouse heating issues

Year-round commercial greenhouse operations require reliable structures and heating systems that will ensure optimal growing conditions through the winter season. To accommodate the amount of energy that’s required to operate a greenhouse in the cold season, it’s important that your heating system is…

Turkey: Phalaenopsis, terrariums the most popular items for Teacher’s Day

Florists all around Turkey experienced the first busy day of the season with the Teacher’s Day. Celebrated every year on November 24th, students run to the gift shops and florists to purchase presents for their teachers on this special day. Most of the students preferred terrariums custom made by the…

screen installation gets a touch-up

For 23 years, no screen installer was needed for the installation at Erik Groenestein

When a greenhouse has been around for a while, the screens eventually need replacing, as is the case for grower Erik Groenestein this autumn. After 23 (!) years, it was time for a change. In all those years, no screen installer needed to come to his greenhouse because there were no problems, but now the…

US (GA): Horticulture students offering locally grown Christmas cheer

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at UGA’s Riverbend Greenhouse Complex. From icy white to traditional deep red, the latest crop of poinsettias grown by the Tau chapter of Pi Alpha Xi horticultural honor society (PAX) is ready to help spread holiday cheer.   The students grew more than 1,000 poinsettias this…

UK: Swansea city centre residents to live on 'urban farm'

Residents could be able to grow vegetables in vertical greenhouses, have fish tanks in the basement and potentially produce honey on the roof of a planned city centre development. The proposal is for the old Woolworths store on Swansea's Oxford Street. Developers Hacer believe Picton Yard, which will be…

30 vintage Jaguars found in old greenhouse

Barn finds are one thing—there are a lot of old, dilapidated barns that no one has cracked open for decades. But greenhouses are clear, so it's a little hard to believe that 30 or so Jaguars sat in broad daylight for years and no one bothered to check them out. Now, though, someone's finally noticed the…

Greenhouses hold up well at Utah heights

Perennial Favorites Nursery and Agra Tech are two family-owned and operated companies with long histories and impressive track records for excellence and quality. So, it’s surely no surprise that they have been working well together for more than two decades as ATI provides greenhouses and customer…

China: Pinggu District's villages form a chrysanthemum industry

Xibaidian Village, Daxingzhuang Town is located in the western plain area of ​​Pinggu District, 8 km away from the center of Pinggu. It has become the largest edible chrysanthemum production base in China. Since 2009, the village has begun to develop the edible chrysanthemum industry. Currently, there…

UK: Glasshouse nursery for sale in Yorkshire

A compact organic glasshouse nursery is offered on the market on a site of circa 8.38 acres with circa 5.147 acres of glass and benefiting from recently upgraded heating and irrigation. The nursery currently grows tomatoes and cucumbers and the business is also available if required. There could also be…

Marius Rodewijk, Rosalicious, grows edible roses

'The queen of flowers on a plate'

"It really is quite a challenge," Marius Rodewijk of Rodewijk Rozen summarizes the cultivation of the edible rose. Since last year this Dutch grower has been growing the Rosalicious edible roses on 1,000 square meters, which he then puts on the market himself. "After all, the target group for edible…

Russia: Meeuwes Brouwer visited Zelenyj Dom greenhouse

Agricultural Counsellor of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Russian Federation, Mr. Meeuwes Brouwer has visited the greenhouse complex Zelenyj Dom. The general director of the LLC Zelenyj Dom Ms. Evgenija Babicheva invited Mr. Meeuwes Brouwer to visit the second phase of the…

US (NH): Greenhouse devastated by fire back in full swing for holidays

This Thanksgiving weekend is extra special to Murray Farm Greenhouse in Penacook. After a devastating fire last spring, poinsettias now fill a newly repaired greenhouse, as the nursery launches seven-day-a-week operations for the holiday season. In April, fire tore through the former poultry farm that…

Belarusian growers flooding Russian market

"Lack of state support will cause Russian flower growers’ bankruptcy," claimed Aleksei Sitnikov, the State Duma Deputy and the president of the Greenhouse association of Russia. “Without state support in the matters of preferential tax and customs treatment as well as without accessible loans, local…

China: The floral industry developing in Yuewang Township

Yuewang Township is located in the southeast of Malong District, Qujing City, in the Yunnan Province, and has a land area of ​​228.2 km2. The village is a national demonstration for the integrated development of primary, secondary and tertiary industries. One of these industries is the floral industry.…

Cut flower season officially started in Turkey with Teacher’s Day

The new production season is at full speed in Antalya, the city where most of Turkey’s cut flower growers are located. The cut flower production in Antalya, located in southwestern Turkey, starts from November until the month of May and the production area for cut flowers in the city is approximately 450…

China: Dutch tulips bloom in the hometown of Chinese peony

At the beginning of winter, the temperature in the flower houses of Triflor Farm in the Netherlands is as warm as spring, and the tulip flowers are verdant and budding. Before dawn, workers get up early to harvest ripe tulips and rush to a flower auction at 7 am to get a good price. Recently, it is just…

Creating a more efficient growing space in your greenhouse

For greenhouse growers that are ready to expand their business, often one of the first thoughts is to build more or expand on existing greenhouses. While there certainly does come a time where it does makes sense for a grower to expand their operation, it may not be the best option for everyone. The…

"The urge for adventure is in our blood"

That Dutch greenhouse builders are real adventurers, Leo Alleblas can confirm. He has been around in the sector and has traveled a lot. "The current generation does not believe their ears when you tell the stories of the old days. Everything was done by hand." Leo was fourteen years old when he finished…

Iran: Agriculture minister opens rose greenhouse in Boyer Ahmad

Mahmoud Hojjati, the Minister of Jihad-Agriculture, after his trip to Fas province, entered Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad Province and inaugurated a greenhouse unit in the village of Mourderaz of city of Boyer Ahmad. According to the information center of the Ministry of Jihad-Agriculture, the project has a…

CAN (ON): WSPS studies promote evidence-based decision making in Ontario

Ontario greenhouse and other agriculture workers are at great risk — experiencing higher lost-time injury rates than any other Schedule 1 sector over the last six years, according to a WSIB report. Data tells us that most of these injuries occur as a result of contact with equipment or exertion, but the…

Screen installation technically and logistically complex

A remarkable project is almost completed: the screen installation at th new company of Florensis in Dinteloord. It is not the largest project Holland Scherming has ever realised, but it is a complex project, both technically and logistically. Florensis will grow young plants at the company location Nieuw…

CA: Dehumidification technology reduces greenhouse energy consumption

Guelph ON, 25 November 2019 – Heat loss is a significant problem for greenhouse growers during the winter months. Plants transpire during photosynthesis, causing humidity build-up in the greenhouse, so vents are opened to bring in cold, dry air, resulting in heat loss. This has led Flowers Canada…

Aluminium black-out cloth returns after long absence

After years of absence, the black-out cloth with aluminum top layer is back on the market. The new improved fire-resistant version of the black-out cloth will be available in the Ridder assortment at the beginning of 2020. Fire retardant aluminiumThe aluminium black-out cloth is back with the re-introduction…

grower opens new location and celebrates anniversary

Gerbera United celebrates its tenth anniversary in new greenhouse

Gerbera United has been in existence for ten years. The company also recently started using its third location. After months of preparing and optimizing the new, modern nursery, it is now time for an official opening. Opening greenhouseLast summer, Gerbera United started using its new location at the Nieuwkoopseweg…

Kees de Groot on his career in the greenhouse construction

'We must make something different than others'

When he made his round through the greenhouse with his wife during the open days in the Westland, Kees de Groot was always looking upwards. How are the connections? Is there a leak? "From leakages, you learn the most." His house was filled with notes about coupling pieces and sealing profiles - the…

Screen installation Florensis: "a technical and logistical complex project"

A striking project is nearing completion: the screen installation at the new Florensis company in Dinteloord, the Netherlands. It is not the largest project ever realised by Holland Scherming, but it is a complex project, technically and logistically. Florensis will cultivate young plants at the Nieuw Prinsenland…

China: Many methods integrated to build a "Yunhua" brand

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Department of Yunnan Province says that the flower industry is one of the eight key industries in Yunnan to build a world-class “green food brand”. After more than 30 years of development, Yunnan has become one of the most important flower producing areas in the world.…

Russia: Rose growers in Mokshany increasing the acreage

An investment project on greenhouse expansion is being carried out in Mokshanskie Rozy greenhouse complex. The overall amount of investments exceeds 14 million euro. “At the moment we have 18 ha of greenhouses with the account of those in Narovchaty and Spassky region”, shares the financial director of…

Construction for new facility Karma Plants has started

After a year and a half of drawing and designing, construction of the new greenhouse of Karma Plants finally started on October 30th. The company grows with this extra 28,000 square meters to approximately 8.6 hectares, and will produce more than 3 million plants per year. "Growing is not a goal in…

Turkish agricultural production issues discussed in a panel during Growtech

Growtech, a trade fair in Antalya for domestic and foreign growers organized a panel to discuss the current state and developments in Turkish agriculture. The panel garnered huge interest from the press and was attended by 35 agriculture journalists from 21 different countries. During the panel, the…

Autistic teens and adults grow flowers in greenhouses for rehabilitation in Turkey

Autistic teens and adults work greenhouses in Merkezefendi district of Denizli as a part of their rehabilitation process. The participants in this social responsibility project are aged between 3 and 27 years old and the project is carried out by the City Education Department. Speaking to the press, City…

Korean government develops smart greenhouse technology

A new vinyl greenhouse has been developed that maintains an indoor temperature 2 to 3 degrees Celsius cooler than the outdoor temperature during summer. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) on Thursday unveiled a new greenhouse model, “High Temperature Enduring Innovative Smart Cooling House,”…

Together with eight other buyers from different industries

Netherlands: Large greenhouse horticulture company needs to get rid of low calorific gas by 2020 at the latest

The nine largest Dutch buyers will have to stop using low calorific gas from October 2020 onwards. This was proposed in a bill to the House of Representatives a while ago.…

Protect your greenhouse from heavy winter snowfalls

While snow can pile up on any rooftop, greenhouse owners have to worry about roof damage long before the average home or business owner. A sudden, heavy snow could also lead to a greenhouse collapse. Hortica has some tips to help you protect your buildings all winter long. Reduce the riskEach snowfall is…

An introductory guide for greenhouse educators

Across the United States, a growing number of schools and educational programs are planting gardens, engaging in Farm to School activities, and integrating plant science into the curriculum. To support and expand these hands-on learning activities, schools are exploring ways to build new infrastructure…

CAN (ON): Kingsville to crack down on greenhouse light pollution

Deputy Mayor Gord Queen brought a motion before council Tuesday night to have greenhouses reviewed for, "dark sky compliance." He says residents near several greenhouses are…

Greenhouse sanitation: Preparing for a successful season

As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. The cost of greenhouse sanitation is minimal in comparison to the costs associated with fixing problems, such as weeding and chemical pest control. The key to greenhouse sanitation is to have all employees trained to “think clean”…

"Now is the time to test your water"

Irrigation in greenhouses can be a major challenge for some managers because water supply and water quality can considerably affect the success of the crop. However, regular water analysis is not always a common practice in many greenhouses. Considering that water may be coming from many sources…

LED Lighted greenhouses shown in new photography project

In a newly presented project, German aerial photographer Tom Hegen focuses on greenhouses in the Netherlands growing crops with LED lights. The project, called THE GREENHOUSE SERIES, shows the effect of illuminated greenhouses in the early morning. With his series, the photographer wants to show the…

"The day we installed the last pane in the greenhouse, the sun came out"

The collaboration between Havecon and Porta Nova is one in the 'solid' category. Their last project together was completed early last year. It concerned an extension of more than 8.5 hectares for, of course, the cultivation of roses. For their new Magazine, Porta Nova interviewed Havecon's European Sales…

Turkish Growers Association President: Our growers need to produce their plants for export markets

Turkish Growers Association (SUSBIR) President Ahmet Dundar: “Turkish growers need to embrace the digital age as soon as possible. That is the current reality of our industry and the world. Exhibitions and trade fairs were vital to our industry. In these organizations, our growers learn from each other…

Tips for conducting effective employee safety meetings

No matter the workplace, safety is key. But in order for employees to understand safety measures, they have to be taught. There’s some belief that a safety meeting is sitting employees in front of a television and watching a safety video, but it’s just part of the puzzle. While a video can support a…

Turkish export goal for cut flowers and ornamental plants is set as 125 million USD for 2019

Turkish floriculture industry had increased its exports by 17 % in 2018 and reached 100 million USD in export revenues and this year the industry has set its targets even higher at 125 million USD. According to the statement released from Cut Flowers and Ornamental Plants Exporters Association, Turkish…

New grower in Odemis, Turkey wants to compete with European growers through hydroponic production

Kazak Cicek ornamental plants and cut flowers company has been founded in Odemis, Izmir in 2018 and the company general manager Serkan Tunc spoke about the ambitions of the company. The main goal of the company is to export cut flowers and ornamental plants and the company has set up its greenhouses in…

Dutch greenhouse horticulture consortium signs agreement with Kazakhstan in the presence of prime ministers

A consortium of seven Dutch Greenhouse Delta partners concluded an agreement to develop the first phase of a large-scale agricultural park in the south of Kazakhstan. Recently the ceremony took place in the presence of Prime Ministers Mamin and Rutte during the Kazakh-Dutch business forum at WTC The…

A 100% organic glass cleaner for AR coating

AG-clean+ from Agrona is a cleaning product for cleaning glass with and without AR coating. The cleaning product is organic, composed of natural plant extracts. It is suitable…

Carnation production changed the fate of the Turkish village in Isparta

The city of Isparta is located in the southwestern region of Turkey and is well-known for its agricultural production. The city is famous for its rose, lavender, apple, tomato, and sweet cherry production. Recently growers have also started investing in carnation production and the results have been…

Turkey: 75 ha greenhouse nearby Kaz mountains about to be finalized

The bureaucratic processes to set an organized greenhouse production zone for cut flowers and ornamental plants in a 75-hectare area nearby Kaz mountains are about to be finalized. Local mayor of Edremit town Ali Sirmalli has provided the press with an update about the project. The project will create…

Increase your knowledge about the use of coatings in floriculture during IFTF 2019

Coatings block infrared radiation to control plant temperature

Plants consist for the most part of water, so they are quickly warmed up by infrared radiation. Water absorbs infrared very well. The quality of flowers and plants is adversely affected if it becomes too warm. Reflecting infrared radiation before it enters the greenhouse therefore has a large impact on…

Edwin Huybers about Pylot:

"Already 51 greenhouses working with new data platform"

The Pylot data platform was launched at the Greentech. Already 51 greenhouses in 7 countries are working with the system, which was launched by Kubo at GreenTech. Thanks to the platform, growers can actually use th…

CAN (AB): Holes sell greenhouse business after 68 years

A remarkable era is ending, with the Hole family getting out of their farming and greenhouse business after an inspiring 68 years run. The era started in 1952 when Ted and Lois Hole bought a 80 hectare farm with no gas, phone or running water at the end of a dirt road near St. Albert. It ends with Ted…

Azerbaijan: President Aliyev visits AzRose greenhouse

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has familiarized himself with the production process at the floricultural greenhouse of AzRose in Vandam settlement, Qabala district. The head of state was informed of the works carried out in the greenhouse. Special types of roses to be cultivated here will…

Nominate a complex for Greenhouse Leader of Russia and the CIS

The Award Ceremony of the Leaders of the Greenhouse Industry of Russia and the CIS 2019 will be held on the 4th of December in Moscow, the guests will be able to nominate and select the best greenhouse complexes in different categories. The event is an opportunity to establish new business relationships…

New acclimatization technology introduced by a Turkish company

A company from the Turkish city of Denizli has created a new brand ESIO for its acclimatization technology and has started to implement it in many greenhouses around Odemis region in Izmir and in the city of Yalova. Both areas are well-known for their ornamental and cut flower production. The company has…

New York Botanical Garden is being renovated

The Haupt Conservatory houses living collections, from soaring tropical palms to unique desert cacti—and it’s also a living machine, with systems and processes to keep these plants thriving. Check out this video to see how the New York Botanical Garden gets its iconic palm dome restored to ensure this…

China: Kunming Jinning flower planting scale is nearly 50,000 mu, with around 1.6 billion RMB output value

According to the Publicity Department of Jinning District Committee, after more than 20 years of development, the flower planting scale of Jinning District of Kunming City is nearly 50,000 mu, with the total output value of nearly 1.6 billion RMB, a comprehensive output value of more than 2.8 billion…

Russia: Flower growing greenhouse in Kaluga sold at the auction

Auction House of the Russian Federation conducted sales within the bankruptcy procedure of LLC Rozoviy Sad, owner of the flower retail chain OptTSVETTorg. The greenhouse complex growing roses, gerberas, and chrysanthemums in the northern part of Kaluga region has been offered up for auction. The complex…

Turkish city of Sakarya aims to be a global brand in ornamental plant production

Sakarya Chamber of Commerce Chairman Akgun Altug announced at the Sakarya Ornamental Plant Fair that their aim is to make Sakarya a well-known production area and global brand in ornamental plants.Speaking at the opening of the fair, which was attended by 190 firms this year, Chairman Altug remarked:…

China: 176 Beijing merchants settled in the flower trading center

Wu Yazhou, the person in charge of the Jingnan Yongqing Flower Trading Center, says that this is a flower exhibition and sales center consisting of 28,000 m2 of multi-span greenhouses, and a logistics storage area of ​​2,000 m2, which engages more than 1,700 varieties of flowers. Since its opening in…

China: A Xiaomi ecological chain enterprise received nearly 100 million RMB of round A financing

It was informed that the floral technology manufacturer Aibida has recently completed nearly a hundred million round A financing, led by Peakvalley Capital, Suzhou Youruike and other institutions and investors to invest. Aibida's previous investors, Xiaomi Technology and Shunwei Capital, remain the…

US (IN): Ribbon cutting held for Mishawaka greenhouse and community garden

Dozens of Mishawaka community members gathered at their new greenhouse Saturday to recognize the efforts of the high schoolers that spearheaded the project. The 1100 square foot space includes the greenhouse and a community garden. The area will be used to host meeting location for the Mishawaka…

US (CA): New greenhouse at Woodland High School unveiled

The agriculture program at Woodland High School received a boost this week — one that is years in the making. “This is a prideful night for me,” Eric Dyer said, clutching a charred two-by-four. The piece of wood is all that’s left of the old greenhouse that burned down years ago, but from those ashes…

"The coating provides the foundation; screens are the emergency brake"

The answer to hot summers: a coating as the foundation, if necessary an extra layer in mid-summer and eliminate light peaks with moveable screens. After two hot dry summers, growers have started to think differently about how to protect their crops, observes Account Manager Jelle Hoogland who advises greenhouse…

UK: Major expansion work at Bransford Webbs

Following months of detailed planning, work is now underway on a major expansion at The Bransford Webbs Plant Company. Building has begun on a new production area, which covers 18,000m2 and will consist of 49 low polytunnels. This new development will increase our production capacity by 20%, enabling us…

China: Developing intelligent agriculture and activating industrial spring water

Since intelligent agriculture has taken root in Gui’an, farmers have expressed their preference after tasting the benefits: with big data, it is clear at a glance where the soil is suitable for planting and how. There is a "Yunshang Agricultural School" in Doochang Village, Gaofeng Town, Gui'an New Area.…

Russia: Greenery and potted flowers will be grown by robots in Moscovsky greenhouse

Robots in the new universal greenhouse by Moskovsky Agricultural Holding with an acreage of 1.8 ha will allow for the year round production of lettuce, tulips and potted flowers. With that, they are planning to grow 3.5 million pieces of flowers by the start of International Women’s Day. “Robotics is…

US (TX): Denton greenhouse uses aquaponics to cultivate plants

Grow With The Flow in Denton uses aquaponics to cultivate their crop. "Aquaponics is a cultivation of fish and plants together in a symbiotic system where we use fish waste as fertilizer for our plants and our plants act as a filter to clean the water for our fish," Owner Jeff Jirovec said. They use…

Calor Holland project

Netherlands: Optimal cooling of geothermal heat at JoGrow

The nursery Kwekerij JoGrow at the Gasthuiswei in Kwintsheul, the Netherlands specializes in growing tropical greenhouse plants and is also a member of the Decorum producer organization. The nursery was recently connected to the geothermal heat doublet of Nature’s Heat on Hooghe Beer in Kwintsheul. The…

Turkey: Yalova grower voices concerns over increasing production costs

Garden A.S. located in Turkish northwestern city Yalova is one of the biggest grower groups in the city which is one of the main production regions for cut flowers, ornamental and outdoor plants in Turkey. Garden A.S growers group is made up of more than 30 growers and speaking to the press on behalf of…

Controlling the roof cleaner remotely without damaging the foil

Keeping the roofs of greenhouses clean is important for multiple reasons, but not in the least to allow light to penetrate with ease and help the produce grow. Making the process of cleaning the roofs of greenhouses easier and more accessible is one of the goals of Van der Waay. Their Top Cleaners can…

US (CA): Neighborhood feuds with developer over greenhouses

The crumbling old greenhouses on Woolsey Street in San Francisco’s Portola District were once the center of the neighborhood’s thriving flower-growing industry. The nurseries are now at the heart of a development battle over 63 homes. A community group wants to transform the site into an urban farm, but…

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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