Greenhouse

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.…

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…

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 2 Well, KG Greenhouses has not quite left Spalding since…

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…

Konya leads Turkey in tulip production

According to the data taken from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), Konya is responsible for 98.4 % of the tulip production in the country. Konya is followed by Istanbul and Yalova respectively. 40.7 million stems of tulips have been grown in a production area of 41 hectares in 2018, so 100 stems…

Turkey becomes an exporter in seeds

Turkey Seed Growers Association (TURKTOB) Chairman Savas Akcan: “Seed is the most strategic production item in agricultural production. We categorize every seed, seedling and other variation under the general name of the seed. When we look at the seed production in Turkey, we grow 4 billion USD worth of…

NL: Create true ownership with a decentralized organization

Individual growers, like the horticultural sector as a whole, are facing major challenges in the next few years. GreenTech asked various young entrepreneurs about the opportunities and threats they identify with regards to their businesses. In this article, Thomas Bunnik of Bunnik Plants, located in the…

Russia: Flower cultivation gets boost in Penza

The governor of the Penza area, Mr. Ivan Belozerov, has visited a greenhouses in Mokshany region. According to the press center of the regional government, they grow roses and gerberas on an acreage of 12 ha there. In 2017 the production was modernized, the equipment was replaced as well as the seedling…

Realizing the specific conditions for uncommon cactus varieties

Did you know there are many uncommon cactus varieties? Especially young people enjoy cactuses, due to the fact they require only little water, allowing them to travel the world. But how to realize the specific conditions for the uncommon cactus varieties? Deltacactus takes us on their journey. How to…

Helping grow University of New Hampshire’s greenhouse research

UNH alum Luke Hydock recently was named the manager of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station's Macfarlane Research Greenhouses at the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Learn more about his experience and what is planned to grow UNH's greenhouse research in this interview. What drew you to…

The benefits of greenhouse roll-up sides

Plant care is a constant cycle of monitoring and reacting. Overly dry soil? Adjust watering levels. Signs of scorching? Reduce the amount of direct sunlight. Excessive heat and humidity? Find a way to ventilate the greenhouse. For many growers and garden centers, accomplishing the latter is a process…

After years, Henry van der Lans again glazed at Olivier in France

“We slept in the same hotel as in 1980”

Henry van der Lans was 20 when he traveled to France to glaze greenhouses for the first time. Last month he was back. At Kubo's invitation, he glazed the new 25,000m2 Olivier greenhouse. A trip that reminded him of the good old days. Olivier's greenhouses, with the newly built one on the left. “I…

“Open Greenhouse Day” initiated and organized by EHPEA

Ethiopia: Farms collaborate for community awareness

Horticulture farms in Koka cluster teamed up to host an “Open Greenhouse Day” initiated and organized by Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) held on July 2nd, 2019. The event aimed to enhance the awareness of the surrounding community towards their perception of greenhouse…

Turkey: Edremit municipality will grow ornamental plants and flowers in 75-hectare area

Ornamental plants and flowers will be grown in an organized agricultural production zone established in Edremit town of Balikesir in a growing area of 75 hectares. 1,500 people will be working in the project and the estimated annual contribution from the project to the local economy will be around 20…

Generate energy above the crop with a solar concentrator in your greenhouse

Using sunlight to generate energy without filling the greenhouse with solar panels. With this idea, Lucas de Groot recently won first prize in the Cleantech Challenge. “In the energy agreement, the Dutch government also requires glasshouse horticulture to reduce energy demand. This can be achieved by…

New player in greenhouse horticulture foil focuses on international market

In Grou, Friesland, they are working hard at the moment to build a bigger shed to start producing larger foils this fall. Annemieke Aal and Martijn Riewald of Gauris, a company that was founded last year, are building a shed of twenty by forty meters. Martijn: "We both have a background in water storage…

New flower growing greenhouse to appear next to Moscow

Next to Stupino (Moscow region), there will appear a flower growing greenhouse complex by the end of 2020, reported the press service of the Ministry of lodging policy of the…

Egyptian film manufacturer Al Quds introduces 5 layers technology

New technology manipulates light naturally for different crops

A particular plastic for a particular crop. That's the idea behind the 5 layers technology of Egyptian film manufacturer Al Quds. For several years, they are cooperating with the Lancaster University to manipulate the light naturally through the plastic for different crops. "Each and every crop is…

New Zealand: Cannabis growers line up to buy chrysanthemum nursery

Medicinal cannabis plantation producers are high on the list of potential buyers for one of New Zealand’s most productive chrysanthemum hothouse nurseries which has been placed on the market for sale. GAIT Flowers Nursery in the Hauraki Plains produces 15 varieties of chrysanthemum – encompassing yellow,…

Tips for heat illness prevention for employees

Summer is here and that means we can expect hot and humid weather. For workers who spend their time outdoors or in greenhouses, it can make for long—even dangerous—days. Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable, if you know what to do. That’s where a prevention program comes in, which Hortica is happy…

A look back at the GreenSys international symposium

Greenhouse production: a unique bridge between professionals and scientists

The GreenSys 2019 - International Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Management for Innovative Greenhouses was held from June 16th to 20th 2019 at the Convention center in Angers, France. GreenSys' first congress was organized in 2004 in Belgium and was held every other year from 2007 (Italy, Canada,…

US (IN): New Mishawaka greenhouse to benefit students, community

Mishawaka will soon have a new greenhouse that students & the community will have access to. Students say the new greenhouse is a drastic improvement compared to the space they’ve used at Mishawaka High School over the past two years. The parks department leads the program that teaches students about…

US (UT): Worker killed in Orem greenhouse accident

An employee at a greenhouse was killed in an industrial incident Thursday morning, according to the Orem Police Department. The 39-year-old was using an air tank to spray down the greenhouse when the tank exploded and struck him. Officers and investigators with Occupational Safety and Health…

Turkey: Growers from Sakarya want to increase their ornamental and outdoor plant export

Sakarya, a city located in northwestern Turkey, is second in terms of the growing area of ornamental and outdoor plants. The plants from this city are not only decorating parks and green areas in Turkey but also other countries. The industry first emerged years ago in Sapanca and Arifiye districts with…

Turkey: An entrepreneur in Yalova builds an ornamental plant greenhouse with government funding

The ornamental plant greenhouse built in Cinarcik district of Yalova in northwestern Turkey has been opened with a ceremony. 50% of the high-tunnel plastic greenhouse construction costs were covered by the Ministry of Agriculture as a part of the 12th phase of the Rural Development Investments Support…

Turkey: Grower starts peony production with seeds imported from the Netherlands

Two brothers from the city of Yozgat imported peony seeds from the Netherlands and they are delighted about the results. Consequently, they have increased their production up to 100,000 stems annually. The two brothers Bulent and Murat Hoke had worked for years in various greenhouses in the Netherlands…

US (KY): University students build greenhouse for high school

Learning more about the benefits of high tunnel greenhouses is the focus of a grant between the University of Kentucky, the University of Minnesota, and Kansas State University. As a result, students from all three schools traveled to Eastern Kentucky to help build a high tunnel greenhouse this summer at…

High-altitude farm (180 ha) for sale at the foot of Mt. Meru

Looking for a Tanzanian adventure?

Because of their focus on the core business, Moerman Lilium BV is selling its branch in Tanzania. This concerns a farm at the foot of Mt. Meru called ‘West Meru Alps’. The entire company is currently in use for growing summer flowers. The company is located at an altitude of 2,000 meters and is therefore…

Hurricane resistant greenhouse system rated up to 175 MPH wind loads

Alquimi and its technology group Island AgTech, together with its strategic engineering partner Sprung Structures Ltd, based in Calgary, Alberta, have finalized development of the first fully certified hurricane resistant greenhouse system that can withstand wind loads up to 175 mph to meet IBC – 2015…

Australian grower to build state-of-the-art greenhouse with government funding

More than 40 jobs will be created thanks to a State Government grant that will help a Lockyer Valley nursery to expand with a state-of-the-art greenhouse. The project will mean Pohlman’s Nursery at Gatton (Australia) will move to a world class standard while creating agricultural jobs through grant…

Horticultural playground to teach kids about the industry

The Dutch municipality of Haarlemmermeer is offering 5 ha for the Greennest Experience & Hotel in Park 21. At this location, a hotel, a nursery, a restaurant with meeting rooms, and the educational playground Greennest Play will be built. Stiching Innovatie Glastuinbouw (SIGN) is developing a plan…

The greenhouse effect:

Local gardening projects benefit from special structures

The weather finally might be getting warm enough to put plants in the ground without the fear of an overnight frost bringing their young green lives to a premature and withered end. So, since things are greening up in the region, many projects are underway to take advantage of the beginning of the…

Paul van Paassen:

"Light gain in greenhouse after applying AntiCondens leads to more production"

For crops that are switched in the summer, this is the ideal time to apply AntiCondens to the inside of the greenhouse cover. It is a good preparation for the coming humid season, when condensation droplets block valuable light. Tomato grower Paul van Paassen has been using AntiCondens for three years,…

Vietnam: 'Impressive progress' in hi-tech agriculture development

After two years of carrying out the hi-tech applied agriculture project, the agricultural sector of Kon Tum province has made impressive progress and achieved very encouraging results. Kon Tum province defines that hi-tech agriculture development is an important solution to promote agricultural growth…

US (IL): SIUE Greenhouse helps research and course content grow and flourish

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Greenhouse is an educational resource that continuously supports the University’s value of excellence and its emphasis on high-quality learning within and beyond the classroom. Positioned behind the Science West building, the SIUE Greenhouse is filled with…

Aquaponics: Working with solar and photovoltaic energy

The earth's population is increasing and the demand for organic foodstuffs is growing in the city centers as well. Therefore, the area for agricultural use decreases. In order to be able to produce enough food regardless, new cultivation methods such as aquaponics come into focus. Self-contained…

"In the greenhouse? Put on your AR glasses"

Can Augmented Reality (AR) help with training harvesting staff in a greenhouse? Or can AR-glasses show whether the crop is healthy? Wageningen University & Research is researching this with a consortium of breeders and suppliers. That research focuses on the question: how can we use Augmented Reality…

"This tool helps growers and greenhouse builders to make the right choices"

Building a new greenhouse requires a lot of thinking and making the right choices. Which technology do you put in the greenhouse and which not? One or two screens, LED or not? Technology is expensive and it would be a shame if the technology you purchased has not the optimum return on investment you were…

Dennis van Veldhoven, Machinaal Loonbedrijf van Veldhoven

"We just keep on chalking”

Chalking is very precise work. People who chalk don’t want any wind, rain or fog. They work best in steady weather conditions. This provides the best results, as it did the other day for Dennis van Veldhoven. "It was a bit windy, but things worked out perfectly. 55,000 m2 of greenhouse roof owned by Piet Vijverberg in the Dutch…

How does the Turkish flower auction work?

One of the biggest auction halls in Turkey is located in Ayazaga district of Istanbul. Florists from Istanbul visit this auction hall regularly to re-stock their supply. The auction hall is one of the 18 auction places owned by SS Flora Flower Growers Cooperative. There are a total of 3 auction halls in…

Netherlands: Unique technical feat ready for cultivation

The all-climate greenhouse in the research center of the World Horti Center is ready for use. This indoor greenhouse is built in an existing research department of the World Horti Center. With this unique technical feat, climate and cultivation related research projects can be set up and carried out.…

NL: New aluminium greenhouse roof system Optinova

Greenhouse horticulture partner Alcomij develops and manufactures smart greenhouse horticulture solutions. Alcomij’s latest innovation is the aluminium greenhouse roof system Optinova. "Thanks to high-quality materials, a smart design and the use of new technology, the Optinova forms the basis of a…

Van Daalen GWW puts the finishing touches to the Van der Lugt Lisianthus basin

Retaining wall as a clever idea in the basin

Just a little longer and Van der Lugt Lisianthus can, next to the six-hectare new building at their new location in Monster, start collecting rainwater in a freshly made basin. Van Daalen Grond-, Weg- en Waterbouw recently completed a 10,000 cubic meter basin, so that the basin is simultaneously finished…

US (WY): Proposal for greenhouse business voted down by county commissioners

Although most neighbors supported the idea, a woman’s plans to start a landscape and greenhouse business east of Cody have been blocked by her subdivision’s covenants, Park…

US (IN): Innovations are born in this 50,000 sq.ft. facility

Nathan Deppe describes a greenhouse —only a little jokingly — as “a thin metal structure with a thin pane of glass that wants to come crashing to the ground and return to the earth.” His job is to ensure these unique facilities in Purdue University's College of Agriculture are well maintained and…

Some orchid nurseries have a history of changing crops

A few weeks ago, I visited one of the largest Phalaenopsis growers in central Florida, DeLeon’s Bromeliads. The nursery has been there for decades and workers were frantically packing orders. It was peak season and the colorful blooms seemed to go on for miles. A large sign on the property read, “Closing…

Turkey: 500 varieties of succulents in a 0.3 hectare greenhouse

Turkish grower Huseyin Dilsiz started to grow 500 varieties of succulents in his small 0.3 hectare greenhouse after his retirement and now he wants to increase that number to 1,000. The grower added that his goal is to have every variety of succulent in his greenhouse. The grower returned to his hometown…

US (ID): Treehouse Nursery opens new greenhouse in Rexburg

There’s a new greenhouse on North Second East Street selling flowers and it’s owned by Treehouse Nursery. The Flower Petalers, a retail location for Treehouse Nursery, is a greenhouse that currently sells annual flowers and potted plants for porches and patios as well as hanging plants. Shane Clements,…

UK: Polytunnel group keen for residents to take advantage of fresh veg and flowers

A small group of individuals are involved in the project at Rhyl Botanical Gardens. The dedicated group spend hours tending to their vegetables and flowers but are keen to for the public to take advantage of their fresh goods and generate more awareness. The project started about five years ago.…

Arcadia Chrysanten

NL: New greenhouse, heating and NGG installations are nearing completion

If everything goes according to plan, Arcadia Chrysanten can plant the first chrysanthemum cuttings at the new company in De Lier, The Netherlands, at the beginning of July. Technokas and its subcontractors are working hard to finalize the new greenhouse of approximately 48,000 m². Technokas is also…

Construction begins on new hi-tech greenhouse at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus

Work is underway on an innovative new greenhouse research facility at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus. Planning was granted in February for the new 1230m2 facility, which uses a range of advanced construction and design technologies. The project is a partnership between Crop Health and…


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