‘Plenty of potential in Brazil for high-tech tomato growing’

‘Plenty of potential in Brazil for high-tech tomato growing’

In 2019 Dutchman Arjan Kouwenhoven opened a brand new tomato farm in Brazil, one of the few high-tech greenhouse operations in the South American
Gabriel Forero: ‘Overcoming challenges with technology, data and people’

Gabriel Forero: ‘Overcoming challenges with technology, data and people’

As head grower in charge of the year-round production of both tomatoes and strawberries, Gabriel Forero has his fair share of challenges. “These are
Passionate about quality, sustainability and changing people’s lives

Passionate about quality, sustainability and changing people’s lives

The ‘Qukes’ baby cucumbers grown at Family Fresh Farms in Australia are sold into supermarkets nationwide. The key to the company’s sustained growth lies
Cuttings production company in Uganda aiming for further growth

Cuttings production company in Uganda aiming for further growth

Xclusive Uganda – a company with Dutch roots − specialises in producing cuttings of chrysanthemum, kalanchoe and garden and pot plants. It supplies various
Neil Alcock: ‘Our focus makes it hard to decide which varieties to keep’

Neil Alcock: ‘Our focus makes it hard to decide which varieties to keep’

The small, close-knit team at Seiont Nurseries in Northwest Wales produces plugs and liners of shrubs, perennials and ferns for sale throughout the UK.
High hopes of improving quality and yield while reducing costs

High hopes of improving quality and yield while reducing costs

Father and daughter team Lucian and Laura Ene run the biggest and most high-tech gerbera cultivation facility in Romania. The last expansion, in 2019,
‘Everything is focused on delivering the right quality for our customers’

‘Everything is focused on delivering the right quality for our customers’

Everything Agrokultura Group does is focused on improving the quality of its fresh produce. It combines its agronomic expertise with advanced greenhouse technology and
‘High-tech greenhouses the direction for Chinese horticulture’

‘High-tech greenhouses the direction for Chinese horticulture’

As part of a joint venture with Haofeng Food Group, in 2018 the Chinese state-owned building materials company China National Building Material (CNBM) set
In Greenhouses May issue free for all to read online

In Greenhouses May issue free for all to read online

The Coronavirus is causing difficult and tense times for the greenhouse horticulture industry. At In Greenhouses we are making every effort to publish the
‘This greenhouse has everything a grower could dream of’

‘This greenhouse has everything a grower could dream of’

Little Leaf Farms is a semi-closed high-tech greenhouse facility in Devens, Massachusetts, USA. Horticultural entrepreneur Paul Sellew was keen to offer consumers in New
Austrian grower: ‘Flavour is our most important asset and we treasure that’

Austrian grower: ‘Flavour is our most important asset and we treasure that’

Quality, quality and more quality. That is key at Frutura Thermal-Gemüsewelt, an Austrian company that produces its vegetables exclusively for the Spar supermarkets. Although
The cousins Jos and Bram Moerman: ‘We keep the nursery in the family’

The cousins Jos and Bram Moerman: ‘We keep the nursery in the family’

Many greenhouse operations are family businesses, and it can often be difficult to persuade the next generation to take the company on. At Sunnyside
Silke Hemming: “The ultra-thin glass is so flexible that it looks like plastic film. The construction industry is also taking an interest.”

Ultra-thin glass: the way forward for the low-energy greenhouse?

Glass just 0.55 mm thick has been around for some time now. It’s on every mobile phone and tablet. It’s extremely light, strong and
“We fine-tune the amount of water to the plant’s energy supply”

“We fine-tune the amount of water to the plant’s energy supply”

In Next Generation Growing, everything revolves around the needs of the plant. In the past, much of the way growers controlled the climate was
New predatory bug limits establishment of Nesi in tomato

New predatory bug limits establishment of Nesi in tomato

Researchers have found three species of predatory bug in the Miridae family that can limit the establishment of the harmful predatory bug Nesidiocoris tenuis
Fixed irrigation cycles are out, the plant itself tell us

Fixed irrigation cycles are out, the plant itself tell us

Higher lighting capacity, new diffuse glass types and intensive screening are developments that are having a major impact on irrigation strategies. Plants themselves can
“Combination of breeding and production is key to success”

“Combination of breeding and production is key to success”

Despite having gained a growing reputation in the world of plant breeding over the years, cultivation of pot and bedding plants is still German
Rhizoctonia

Rhizoctonia

Rhizoctonia solani is a soil fungus with a wide host range and worldwide distribution. Host plants include almost all vegetables, flowers, shrubs and trees.
LED light catching on in fruiting vegetable propagation

LED light catching on in fruiting vegetable propagation

Grow light has been widely used for propagating vegetable plants for many years. The tried-and-trusted fluorescent lights in climate cells and SON-T lights in
Tulip forcers can reduce transpiration without affecting quality

Tulip forcers can reduce transpiration without affecting quality

Stem topple is a serious problem in the flower bulb sector. Bent stems are unsaleable and are therefore something to avoid if at all