Glass Greenhouses News

  • Canada 150: Hunger for tomatoes turns Canada into greenhouse superpower

    It's a burgeoning empire under glass. Canadian farmers now earn more from greenhouse vegetables than from eggs or potatoes. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has spent $10 million to build a one-acre test greenhouse, which opened last year. “Growing local food in the soil is a limited opportunity for food sovereignty in Canada,” said Jim Brandle, Vineland’s chief ...

  • Light-emitting Diode Sole-source Lighting Effective in Bedding Plant Seedling Production

    In northern latitudes, producers of bedding plants depend on supplemental lighting during the late winter and early spring growing seasons. Unfortunately, these peak times for young plant production are also the darkest. Researchers have determined that a minimum amount of photosynthetic light (daily light integral; DLI) is necessary to produce high-quality young plants in greenhouses. In ...

  • Seeing is believing as scientists trace greenhouse effect

    Government scientists in the US say they have directly observed for the first time the greenhouse effect in action, while monitoring the way carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere absorbed increasing amounts of thermal radiation from the surface. Their measurements, taken over a period of 11 years in Alaska and ...


    By Climate News Network

  • VB Group builds Westland Hockey Greenhouse

    During the World Champions Cup Hockey 2014 in The Hague the Westland Hockey Greenhouse will draw international attention for more than two weeks. Several activities will be organized inside the greenhouse and the outside appearance will be shared with the rest of the whole world.] 'We like to show the best of Westland!' The Westland Hockey Greenhouse will be the business card ...


    By VB Greenhouses B.V.

  • Soil Association´s new independent Standards Board now complete

    The Soil Association has announced the appointment of Rob Haward, operations director at Riverford Organic Vegetables, as grower representative on its standards board, following an open recruitment process. This appointment completes the Soil Association’s new, independent standards board. Rob Haward, operations director of Riverford Organic Vegetables, said: “I am delighted to have been ...


    By Soil Association

  • EU rule changes threaten poultry and horticulture sectors

    Small traditional poultry producers and growers who use glasshouses could find their businesses under threat from EU rules lumping their businesses into the same pollution control bracket as power stations, the NFU warned today. The new proposed revisions to the IPPC include:• Reducing the current IPPC thresholds from 40,000 to 30,000 for laying hens, 24,000 for ducks and 11,500 for turkeys. This ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

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