Greenhouse Vegetables News

  • Vietnamese Fish Farmer Expands IPA System to Aquaponics

    Vũ Thị Thắm is among the first intensive pond aquaculture (IPA) adopters in Northern Vietnam, learning the IPA concept from a seminar organized by USSEC and Cargill in Hưng Yên, Vietnam in August 2016. Ms. Tham constructed an IPA fixed floor raceway by following the instruction of Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, a technical manager at Cargill, who joined the Shanghai ...

  • Not just for bugs

    The use of biological control has been steadily increasing in both ornamental and vegetable greenhouse crops. Since many disease-management programs rely on the use of preventative measures, the use of microbial biocontrol agents should be a natural fit. Why aren’t more growers using them? At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, we’ve been putting biological products to the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sweeper (Sweet pepper harvesting robot) tested in greenhouse Belgium

    In the past week the Sweeper team has performed tests with their harvest robot in the greenhouse of partner Research Station for Vegetable Production at Sint Katelijne-Waver in Belgium. The data of the tests will be used for improving the vision algorithms for detecting ripe fruits and approach path of the robot. The goal of the Sweeper project is to develop a robotic harvesting system for sweet ...

  • Mastering Greenhouse Efficiency with Robotics at Vineland

    Imagine technology that could preemptively find disease in plants, allowing growers to address it proactively. Or sensors that could help irrigate more resourcefully. Or robots that could selectively harvest ripe crops. At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Niagara, it seems as though the future is now. Vineland’s Robotics & Automation team — comprised of 5 PhDs and 6 ...

  • Caterpillar Inc. and Sun Select Produce Inc. Announce Plans for Greenhouse Collaboration

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and SunSelect Produce, Inc., known for producing premium greenhouse-grown vegetables for more than 30 years, today announced a strategic collaboration that will take the waste products of Caterpillar’s combined heat and power cogeneration facility in Mossville, Illinois, and put them to productive use in SunSelect hydroponic greenhouses. The agreement is subject ...


    By Caterpillar

  • European Commission approved Terpenoid Blend QRD 460

    Bayer CropScience has reached an important milestone towards the market introduction of its biological insecticide Requiem in Europe. Its active ingredient Terpenoid Blend QRD 460 has been recently approved by the European Commission. For growers and the entire food value chain, Requiem provides control of sucking pests and extends quality of harvested produce. First registrations of Requiem are ...


    By Bayer Crop Science AG

  • End-of-production LED Lighting Increases Red Pigmentation in Lettuce

    Growing vegetables in greenhouses extends crop production seasons in northern latitudes, but the greenhouse environment is far from ideal for providing plants with optimal photosynthetic light. In fact, available photosynthetic daily light in greenhouses can be reduced by up to 50% or more by the structures' glazing material, superstructure, and shading. In northern latitudes, low light is ...

  • Canada Supporting Growth in the Horticulture Industry

    A Direct Farm Marketing Workshop was delivered by the federal and provincial governments in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Horticulture Producers Council, on March 11-12, 2015, in St. John's, NL. This event provided participants with new ideas and innovative ways to grow their industry. The workshop provided an opportunity to look at consumer trends, branding, value-added ...

  • Meet us at Growtech Eurasia 2011

    VB is exhibiting on Growtech Eurasia in Antalya. The exhibtion will be in held in Antalya Expo Center between December 1 and 4. Burak Ergin, director of our Turkish operation in Antalya, will be available to inform you about our recent projects in the Turkish market. Ergin has been active in the greenhouse vegetable sector for ten years, firstly in growing and later in installation ...


    By VB Greenhouses B.V.

  • Flood-affected Serbian farmers receive EU and FAO aid

    European Union assistance to flood-affected Serbian farm households got under way with a first delivery of animal feed here today. Financed by the EU and delivered in partnership with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the assistance forms part of the EU's overall flood recovery package to Serbia valued at €30m. Farmers in Trstenik are among the first to receive the EU ...

  • North American food giant to buy B.C. co-generation plant

    Village Farms International, Inc., one of the largest producers of premium-quality, greenhouse-grown vegetables in North America, announced today it has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire Maxim Power (B.C.), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Maxim Power Corp., for CAD $4.5 million, subject to closing adjustments. The closing of the acquisition is subject to certain conditions ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • “Willy Wonka” of Vegetables to Inspire Aussie Vegetable Growers

    The ingenious mastermind behind several strange and wonderful varieties of watercress that resemble the taste of oysters, liquorice and citrus is set to join an exciting panel of speakers at an industry-first seminar next month. Dutch cultivator Rob Baan will provide highly-anticipated insight into his sustainable and innovative horticultural enterprise, Koppert Cress, at the 2014 Produce ...


    By AUSVEG

  • From Creative Ideas to Specific Plans for Urban Agriculture

    Urban agriculture may be trendy but does it have any impact? Municipalities are increasingly discovering that the answer is ’yes’, with benefits for health, the neighbourhood and the local economy. In the fast-growing Urban Agriculture City Network (Stedennetwerk Stadslandbouw), councils are working together to make urban agriculture a permanent success. The Day of Urban Agriculture ...

  • Growing greener cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

    A new FAO report to be published today finds that urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is widespread in Latin America and the Caribbean, but realizing its full potential requires increased support from national, state and local governments. “Growing greener cities in Latin America and ...

  • The day BBC came to Kathangathini

    This coming weekend BBC will be airing a programme in their Horizons-series about how Grundfos Lifelink on one hand is doing business i Eastern Africa and on the other is helping thousands of locals to get access to drinkingwater. The series is focusing on ideas and businesses that may succeed in tackling the planet’s biggest challenges. - I am honoured that the BBC took ...


    By Grundfos

  • Urban farming to expand in Montreal

    Lufa Farms Inc., creator of the world's first commercial-scale rooftop greenhouse, has announced a partnership that will result in several new rooftop farms in and around Montreal, beginning next year. A cooperative agreement has been reached with green industrial-park specialist Le Groupe Montoni of Laval to develop LEED-certified industrial ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • How do consumers assess the eco-friendliness of food products?

    A recent Swiss study compared consumer perceptions of the environmental friendliness of vegetables with the results of scientific assessments of the vegetables' environmental impact. The two did not always tally and findings from this study can provide useful information for sustainable consumption campaigns. The results revealed that most consumers thought the production methods (organic ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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