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Few youngsters interested in parents' greenhouses businesses

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-19 Tue 10:53
2021-Jan-19 Tue 10:53
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In 2020, more than half (59%) of agricultural companies in the Netherlands run by over 55s had no successor. This is especially true for (very) small farms. The larger the business, the greater the chance it had a successor. The Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reported. Their report is based on…

Inventor of pipe rail system Jaap Zegwaard passed away

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-18 Mon 09:11
2021-Jan-18 Mon 09:11
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On Sunday 10 January, horticulturist Jaap Zegwaard, who gained worldwide fame as the inventor of the pipe rail system, passed away. In the 60's of the 20th century, Zegwaard was the first horticulturist in the world to lay heating pipes in greenhouses on the ground, so that they could immediately serve…

"Robot labour will soon be available for passive greenhouse growers too"

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-14 Thu 06:16
2021-Jan-14 Thu 06:16
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For years, growers have been struggling with labour shortage. Even before COVID prevented seasonal labourers to work abroad, growers did not always have enough employees to get the job done. Employing a multi-functional robot instead would solve many of these problems. After all, robots can not only…

Standardization to build a vertical farming industry or building customized farms that keep cost high?

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-11 Mon 09:07
2021-Jan-11 Mon 09:07
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There are a lot of new ideas being trialed within the indoor farming space. “One of the hurdles I see is that it’s expected that there are standardized products available that will fit the new vertical farming systems being developed. Many farmers request that manufacturers develop custom components and…

Changes make innovation and internationalization necessary for greenhouses

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-04 Mon 13:30
2021-Jan-04 Mon 13:30
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Research, innovation and internationalization are the key words that characterize Idromeccanica Lucchini. The global socio-economic scenario is constantly changing and so are its people' needs. Growers must therefore keep up with new trends and be able to put quality first and support macro-economic…

📺 Standardized turn-key lettuce greenhouses make entering greenhouse industry easier

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-04 Mon 13:30
2021-Jan-04 Mon 13:30
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Havecon has been known as a turnkey greenhouse supplier for many years now, but as of now they'll take turnkey to a new level under the name of “Havelettuce Projects”. Havelettuce will not only take on the build of a greenhouse but the complete project realization, offering a plug and play concept for…

CAN (ON): Greenhouse growers ask for more time to combat light pollution

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2021-Jan-04 Mon 13:30
2021-Jan-04 Mon 13:30
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Give us more time, Essex County’s greenhouse growers are pleading with local municipalities vowing to crack down on light pollution that is brightening up the night skies over acres of indoor crops. “Our growers understand and share community concerns on the effects of light pollution to the…

Horticultural glass price doubles from growth in solar market

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Dec-23 Wed 10:49
2020-Dec-23 Wed 10:49
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Since September, the price of horticultural glass has changed dramatically. “The glass price has been almost stable for ten years, it only drops a little bit year after year. Yet a couple of months ago, the price almost doubled,” says Michael Lee with Planti. “It’s bad news for everybody, not in the…

State-of-the-art robotic welding line

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-16 Mon 08:39
2020-Nov-16 Mon 08:39
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"This is a peculiar year - the pandemic has made everything new and uncertain. One of few sectors unaffected by the crisis is the agricultural and food sector, especially when it comes to large retail chains and producers. Most of our clients belong to this category and, luckily, they are going through…

Screens: Leave the truss alone!

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-05 Thu 10:10
2020-Nov-05 Thu 10:10
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In relatively hot climates like most of Australia, using an automated Shade or Energy Screen is an indispensable tool, but it is also a compromise – it’s really good at cooling the greenhouse, or really good at keeping it warm, but it can’t do both very well. So, Growers are increasingly opting for Double Screens – one screen…

Important Tips for Designing a Hydroponic Production Facility

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Nov-04 Wed 16:43
2020-Nov-04 Wed 16:43
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Why do you keep saying buffer capacity? For anyone that has called me to discuss the design of their new vertical farm or greenhouse, they have ...

Leamington waits to follow Kingsville’s lead on ‘light pollution’ bylaw

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-30 Fri 13:13
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One day after Kingsville’s town council unanimously approved a bylaw to stop light pollution from greenhouses and odours from cannabis production, Leamington’s council voted unanimously to seek more information from growers and the public before considering a light pollution bylaw. Kingsville’s bylaw…

'Horticulture work is really hard at first, but there's decent money in it'

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Oct-29 Thu 13:03
2020-Oct-29 Thu 13:03
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Robert Doig spent three months pruning vines in Canterbury to take a break from his usual job as an auto industry sparkie. The 31-year-old Cantabrian said he earned decent money in the spell from June to August, got fit, grew some muscles and loved working outdoors. Now, he’s recommending horticulture…

An in-depth look at the Alberta greenhouse industry

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Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-29 Tue 09:41
2020-Sep-29 Tue 09:41
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The latest Profile of the Greenhouse Industry in Alberta provides current benchmark data on greenhouse crop operations. "This report is of significance to greenhouse growers, researchers and agricultural financial institutions that rely on this information for business decisions," explains Emmanuel Anum…