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China's third-largest island fosters a floral economy

Despite the low temperature, Chongming Island, China's third-largest island at the estuary of the Yangtze River, is busy in the New Year. Located in Hexing Village, Gangyan Town, in the middle of the island, the Shanghai Chongming Intelligent Ecological Flower Garden - a large intelligent flower seedling…

Waste management facility in Turkey uses waste heat to grow flowers in greenhouses

The waste management and recycling facility run by the municipality of Eskisehir is also using the waste heat in growing colorful flowers in its greenhouses. The facility and greenhouses are often visited by students who are receiving their education in the area of sustainable management. The city’s…

House inside of a greenhouse is finished

Last year the greenhouse builder Saarlucon started building a house inside of a greenhouse. This not everyday project has since been completed. The house is protected from the weather inside a wide-span greenhouse and has a courtyard garden surrounded by (insulated) safety glass. See the photos below,…

An optimal climate in every season

Every climate is different, and each crop has its own preferences. The wide range of ReduSystems coatings makes it possible to manage sunlight throughout the year. To ensure…

China: The modern flower industry is on the rise

Phalaenopsis has entered the peak sales season. In the greenhouse of Kaiyuan High-efficiency Modern Agricultural Park Yumei Flower Co., Ltd., red, yellow and white orchids are blooming, and pots of delicate phalaenopsis are neatly arranged, waiting for package and transportation to customers. Since the…

Prioritizing upgrades in your commercial greenhouse

In every commercial greenhouse, upgrades are an inevitable reality in order to remain competitive. Updating your greenhouse is a great way to become more efficient and save on costs, but for growers with older greenhouses or dated equipment, it can be difficult to know where to start. When you are making…

Iran, FAO launch joint program to help Afghan refugees

Iran’s Bureau of Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and World Food Programme established a greenhouse in Semnan province, located around 220 km east of capital Tehran, to help Afghan refugees. Financially and technically supported by…

Solar panels could take greenhouses off the grid

A solar panel on a greenhouse roof may seem illogical at first, but a trial at Freeman Herbs is proving that with some clever manipulation greenhouses can produce electricity from sunlight without affecting the plants growing underneath. The Lincoln greenhouse known for its potted herbs that consumers…

CAN (ON): Unprecedented greenhouse growth shows no signs of slowing down

After an unusual slowdown, hundreds of acres of vegetable greenhouses with a construction value of up to $420 million are expected to be added this year and next in the Leamington area. By the numbers, Leamington and Kingsville had permits with a construction value of more than $183 million issued in…

Ghana to boost vegetable and cut flower business with greenhouses

The government of Ghana has started constructing greenhouses to start the development of vegetable seeds to help boost the country’s vegetable and cut flower production sector. Three of the greenhouses are at various levels of completion, with the first one located at Akumadan in the Offinso North…

US: Hurricane recovery for forest and conservation nurseries

Hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones have caused devastating damage to nearly all of the American-Affiliated islands during the past few years. In 2017, Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Just a year later, Typhoons Yutu and Mangkhut hit Guam and the Northern Mariana…

China: Town glows with new vitality thanks to the floral industry

"We plant gerbera, and pick it once every two days. We sold 72,000 branches yesterday," the grower Yu Guoxiang said while inspecting the quality of the flowers in the greenhouse. "Tomorrow we will continue to pick, there are more than 70,000 branches ready to sell. All the purchases by the Huamu Industry…

Flower growers from Volgograd are getting ready for the International Women’s Day

Guests from the Netherlands have found a cozy home in Volgograd and bring joy to the city dwellers with the bright colors. The Porolovs preferred to grow European tulips of all shapes and colors: red, purple, yellow and those combining various shades in one. The tulips in their greenhouses get enough…

How to properly store your greenhouse portable modular conveyor

When the production season starts to slow down, you might be wondering what you need to do to properly store your greenhouse’s portable modular conveyor over the coming months. Though portable modular conveyors are easy to maintain, there are a few steps you’ll want to take before you pack them away for…

peek inside at Kwekerij Michelle Van Dijk

Milky Way, brought to you by Martin Vermeer and Pleun van Dijk

In a 3,500m² greenhouse of Michelle van Dijk, co-founder of the company, Mr. Pleun van Dijk, age 77, still regularly has his hands in the soil. When we dropped by, he and Martin Vermeer were busy potting a new batch of Ornithogalum. Martin Vermeer and Pleun van Dijk Kwekerij Michelle Van Dijk is a…

"LED lighting in greenhouses helps but standards are needed"

While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and colors of light, according to Rutgers research that could help improve the energy efficiency of horticultural lighting products. Many lighting companies market their LED (light-emitting…

Dutch greenhouses in Almaty

Kazakhstan has a challenging climate for greenhouse construction. With hot summers and extremely cold winters, the country needs highly divergent technical capabilities. For this, the Kazakhs are increasingly looking to Dutch innovations in this area. Artist impression of the Kazakh project. Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects…

"Know the rules when paying family for farm work"

Farming in Canada has always been a family intensive business, even on larger incorporated farm enterprises. Spouses in many cases are full partners in the process and chief bookkeepers for the business. Part of normal childhood education on the farm is an ongoing list of farm chores, which can include…

Turkish growers export flowers to European countries for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Turkish flowers are used extensively by European consumers during the Christmas period which started on December 24th. This year Turkish growers have exported 70 million stems of cut flowers for Christmas period to various European countries. Most of the exports were made from the city of Antalya, the…

Strengthening techniques for greenhouses

Greenhouses are specially designed to provide suitable conditions which favor growth and production of plants annually. This is achieved through their unique structural characteristics which enable them to carry out their specified functions. For a greenhouse to be termed as well-designed, it must…

Turkey earns record-high 110 million USD from cut flower exports in 2019 thanks to women

Turkish Ornamental Plants and Cut Flowers Exporters Association Chairman İsmail Yilmaz informed the press: "The temperatures during fall were higher than usual and that’s why we had to harvest products earlier than expected. As a result, we did not have a lot of products left for the Christmas period in…

Over 260 thousand roses grown by Zelenkhoz in 2019

It is especially pleasant to come to the flower shops of Zelenkhoz on a gray winter day. Roses are especially popular among the customers. 260 thousand of these royal flowers have been cut in the greenhouses and sold through the specialized store of the enterprise since the beginning of the last year.…

China: Shaoguan Wengyuan County Orchid Industrial Park: Guangdong Orchids Going Global

Last year, the 28th China Orchid Expo was held at the Wengyuan China Orchid Expo Center. The total value of orchids participated in reached 1 billion RMB, and the number of varieties was over one thousand. This is the first time that the China Orchid Expo has been held in a county-level city in 30 years.…

Alberta Greenhouse Rebate Program

CAN (AB): Grant available for Alberta greenhouse growers

The Alberta Greenhouse Rebate Program provides eligible greenhouse operators with a grant equal to 80% of the carbon levy paid on their purchases of eligible natural gas and…

China: Siyang, Jiangsu uses "cloning technology" to cultivate high-end flower

The winter season was supposed to be the season with only withered flowers and trees, but in Siyang, Jiangsu, it is still a colorful world. "We use plant genetic breeding and cloning technology with independent intellectual property rights so that one leaf that meets the requirements can breed 1 million…

The output value of Zhangzhou's flower seedlings in the first three quarters reached 13.1 billion RMB

Since the beginning of 2019, Zhangzhou's flower and seedling industries have been "watering" and "rooted", and have continued to develop new vitality. In the first…

Golf and greenhouses: here's what to learn from horticultural old-timers

It was this summer when a greenhouse builder shared his memories of a family member that breathed horticulture. Coming from a big family he started working aged 12 and grew into the industry by experience. Just like the greenhouse builders from back in the days he travelled the world without speaking the…

Russia: Putin to visit greenhouse complex and hold a meeting on the development of the agricultural sector in Adygea

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived on a working trip to Adygea, where he will visit a greenhouse complex where roses are grown year-round and a new high school. Earlier on Monday, the head of state attended the opening of railway traffic on the Crimean bridge, reports TASS. The Green House…

Sustainable and safe greenhouse crop production

Ohio’s production of crops grown under controlled environments (CE), i.e. greenhouses and plant factories, is growing. From 2012 to 2017, floriculture and bedding crop production increased by 12%, based on square footage. During the same period, the area allocated for greenhouse production of vegetables,…

Mertz: Tragedy for domestic horticulture

ZVG appalled by new entry-level CO2 price

The Central Horticultural Association (Zentralverband Gartenbau e. V. - ZVG) is appalled at the reports of a higher CO2 certificate trading entry price of 25 euros per ton instead…

US (CA): New greenhouse facility allows for expanded research space

A project underway on the east side of the UC Riverside campus will offer high-tech greenhouse space where researchers from different disciplines can work together in a climate-controlled environment. The Plant Growth Environments Facility is the first new greenhouse research building built on campus in…

Growers in Izmir, Turkey develop a project to increase ornamental plant and seedling trade in the district

Odemis Chamber of Commerce Chairman Rifat Eris: “The project to increase the export potential and capacity of the ornamental plant production in the district of Odemis is underway. The project is carried out by our association and the first step of the project was a series of training seminars which were…

A delegation from Turkey visits Royal FloraHolland, growers and greenhouse companies

A delegation from Zonguldak, a city located in northern Turkey has visited Royal FloraHolland, growers and greenhouse companies in the Netherlands to establish an organized greenhouse zone in Zonguldak. The delegation led by the city governor Erdogan Bektas, also included chairmen of the chambers of…

"Light pollution can suppress melatonin production in humans and animals"

We've all seen headlines like "Purple glow lights up the sky over..." or "What's that mysterious yellow light?" Reactions to light from greenhouses range from bemusement to complaints, but the question is whether those lights are merely annoying to some neighbors, or if there's a bit more to it than…

The future of the ornamental plant industry in Turkey discussed in the trade fair in Bayindir, Izmir

Bayindir is a district of Izmir, known for its ornamental plant and flower production and all the institutions and growers are working together to ensure the growth of the industry in the district. In order to achieve this goal, Ege University has organized a discussion panel for the stakeholders in the…

PB Tec, VB and Havecon

Bom Group enters into strategic alliance with new partnership Atrium Agri

This week, on 18 December, Bram van der Kooy and Piet van Vliet transferred their shares in the Bom Group. The company is now in the hands of the current management (Mike Vermeij, Rob Grootscholten, John Meijer, Rick van den Ende and Martin van Zeijl) and Atrium Agri, a new partnership of three close…

Generating electricity from “waste” light can lower greenhouse production costs

Electricity is a major expense for Canadian greenhouse growers. At the same time, their large facilities offer potential to produce renewable solar energy – but the challenge to date has been how to do that without impacting the growth and productivity of the crop inside. A potential solution from…

17.5 hectares in total

British grower continues greenhouse expansion

KG Greenhouses has presented another update video on their project in Spalding UK. Phase 2 is well on schedule, making the glasshouse a total area of 17.5 hectares. Bridge Farm Nurseries and Neame Lea Nurseries have become one of the biggest in the UK. Phase 1 is already up and running for a year and…

China: Feixiang District to create a chrysanthemum-tourism town

On October 18th, the third Chrysanthemum Festival in Feixiang District, which lasted for 22 days, was opened in the Chrysanthemum Industrial Park in Nanzhao Village. Nanzhao Village is located in the easternmost part of Feixiang District and was a famously poor village. It used to grow wheat and corn and…

Panel members at Growtech Turkey underline the added value of processing of greenhouse plant waste

The Growtech Trade Expo which took place between November 27th and 30th in Antalya, Turkey was visited by 90.000 visitors from 130 countries. More than 850 companies from 32 countries have participated in the Expo, which is one of the most important trade events for greenhouse companies and other…

Russia: An easy loan for rose nursery expansion in Mordovia

LLC Mir Tsvetov (Mordovia, makes a part of GC Mir Tsvetov) will receive 3.5 million euro as an interest-free loan from the Foundation for the Development of Monotowns of the Russian Federation. The money will be allocated for the reconstruction of the rose nursery in Kadoshkin town. The overall amount of…

Dutch tulip vs Krasnodar rose: what will save Russian growers from bankruptcy

Russian flower industry is facing a crisis, note the representatives of the sphere. According to them, import replacement measures could help the situation. However, are the flower business representatives ready to refuse the imported flowers in favor of the locally produced ones? The Russian Federation…

US (VT): Norwich farm moves to new owners

When Jake Guest arrived at the old Norwich farmhouse where Valerie Woodhouse and Eli Hersh were planning their spring crops last Thursday morning, he did something that still feels a bit strange to him: He knocked on the door. For nearly 40 years, Guest and his wife, Liz, lived in this house and ran…

China: Kunming Flower Data Display Platform will be completed at the end of December

A few days ago, the Kunming Agriculture and Rural Bureau announced that the construction work of the "Kunming Flower Data Display Platform", which consists of the Yunhua Digital Showroom Construction Project and Dounan Flower Big Data Construction Project, has now come to an end and will soon be…

Russian flower growers earn several times more per flower than their Dutch colleagues

In the Moscow region, the flower growing greenhouse gets 0.10 euro per flower, while the Dutch growers get only 0.01 euro, announced recently the Minister of Agriculture and…

Polish greenhouse supplier expands into steel

The Jaksa company, which provides services in the field of design, assembly and comprehensive equipment for greenhouse facilities, has expanded its activities in the steel constructions industry. The offer includes all stages necessary to create complete projects, from purchasing and processing…

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…


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