Trias Westland geothermal project drilling tower

Geothermal project Trias Westland ready for first drilling

The delivery and construction of the drilling tower for the Trias Westland geothermal project has been completed. The parts of the KCA Deutag drilling
GrowX vertical farm in Amsterdam

First high-tech vertical farm officially opened in Amsterdam

GrowX officially opened the first ‘high-tech vertical farm’ in Amsterdam on 1 November. The company grows various types of vegetables in a ‘food flat’
Concentrated CO2 gives algae growth spurt

Concentrated CO2 gives algae growth spurt

The University of Twente recently developed a new technology to cheaply and efficiently capture CO2 from ambient air. The CO2 thus captured is used
Certhon Innovation Centre

Certhon builds eight growth cells in new research facility

Certhon is building its own research facility next to its office in Poeldijk: the Certhon Innovation Centre. The Dutch greenhouse designer and builder has
The Avocado Show dish

Amsterdam restaurant The Avocado Show goes international

Amsterdam restaurant The Avocado Show, which only serves avocado dishes, wants to grow into an international chain. This goal is possible thanks to an
The management of Koppert Biological Systems and mayor Pieter van de Stadt on stage.

Royal Award for the management of Koppert Biological Systems

The management of Koppert Biological Systems received a Royal Award on 15 September. Paul Koppert and Henri Oosthoek received the award from mayor Pieter
The Crux Agribotics cucumber harvesting robot

Crux Agribotics develops cucumber robot with machine learning

Brabant start-up Crux Agribotics has developed the world's first fully automated cucumber harvesting robot. The robot is unique because it also harvests cucumbers deeply
The Plantalyzer automatically measures the tomatoes in the greenhouse

Plantalyzer works as automatic counting system for tomatoes in greenhouses

HortiKey is contracting Wageningen University and Research Centre and Berg Hortimotive for the realisation of the Plantalyzer. The Plantalyzer automatically measures the tomatoes in
Cucumber and bell pepper with laser brand

Laser branding of fruit and vegetables on the rise

Organic wholesaler Eosta in Waddinxveen is labelling more and more fruits and vegetables using a laser. Others are also discovering this sustainable labelling method.
Van der Waay web shop for parts

Van der Waay launches new website with web shop for parts

Van der Waay launched a new, multilingual website with a web shop. Customers can visit the web shop to easily and quickly buy parts
A farmer works his land

Dutch agricultural industry smallest ecological footprint in the world

Thanks to high production levels, a reduction in the use of crop protection agents, the reuse of waste materials and a low percentage of
tomatoes grown on substrate

EU: ‘Substrate cultivation no longer organic’

Substrate cultivation no longer qualifies as organic. This is the outcome of numerous trialogue meetings between the European Council, the European Commission and the
tomatoes

More greenhouse vegetables but fewer ornamental plants grown in the Netherlands

In the past five years, the Dutch greenhouse horticulture industry has shrunk by approximately 10% in terms of acreage. As opposed to just under
HortiNext subscriptions

HortiNext launches subscriptions for premium content

HortiNext, the platform for horticulture innovations and cultivation practices now offers subscriptions to its premium content, starting from 1 July 2017. A number of
Paul Jeannet, bedrijfsleider van UrbanFarmers in Den Haag

‘Qlipr is a really interesting system to work with’

Paul Jeannet, farm manager of the UrbanFarmers rooftop greenhouse in The Hague, has used the Qlipr system for three months in four different crops:
First day of the HortiContact Tour generates enthusiastic response

First day of the HortiContact Tour generates enthusiastic response

On 14 February 2017, the first day of the HortiContact Tour, a total of 35 guests from 14 different nationalities visited 5 farms, nurseries
IPM Innovation Award 2017 for 2SaveEnergy Consortium

IPM Innovation Award 2017 for 2SaveEnergy Consortium

On the occasion of the opening ceremony of the 35th IPM 2017 in Essen INDEGA presented the IPM Innovation Award to the 2SaveEnergy Consortium
Moon Biobased Products and Klasmann-Deilmann are going to cooperate on the international marketing of the Growcoon.

Klasmann-Deilmann international partner for Growcoon

Moon Biobased Products and Klasmann-Deilmann are going to cooperate on the international marketing of the Growcoon. The Growcoon is a 100% biodegradable plug root,
Chrysanthemum growers Arcadia and Van Uffelen are going to use The New Cultivation at their nurseries in De Lier and Maasland.

Two chrysanthemum growers are definitively starting with ‘The Next Generat...

Chrysanthemum growers Arcadia and Van Uffelen are definitively going to use 'The Next Generation Growing' at their nurseries in De Lier and Maasland. Technokas
Tuinbouw in Mexico

Jungle Talks webinars about horticulture in Mexico now online

Last week, the major Latin American horticultural fair was organized in Irapuato, Mexico. In the week that Donald Trump was elected as the 45th