High tunnel project helps vegetable producer get early start
littlerivernews.net; Charles Brown, a vegetable producer from Wilton, recently constructed a high tunnel that has become home to peppers, cabbages and… readmore...
Iqaluit greenhouse group tries collective approach this year
nunatsiaqonline.ca; PETER VARGA: “This year is going to be sort of experimental,” said Etheridge, a third-year member of the society. “It’s… readmore...
Rainbow Greenhouses and Barnes Greenhouses LED Lighting for Floriculture Webinar
sfgate.com; During the live, 50-minute webinar, LumiGrow CEO Kevin Wells will relate best practices for specifying and implementing LED lighting for… readmore...
Stokdijk Greenhouse growers aim to spice up their business—and a national competition
atlanticfarmfocus.ca; by Kim Waalderbos: Tim and Kimberly Stokdijk of Stokdijk Greenhouses Ltd. are excited that their“Vine into gourmet line” has… readmore...
They’re turning tomato season upside down
By Lorraine Eaton; The Virginian-Pilot: Tidewater tomato-heads know this truth: set plants in the dirt May 1, and savor that first, fleshy fruit on the… readmore...
by Michael Garry, Supermarket News: WASHINGTON — BrightFarms, New York, announced that it is building a 100,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse in Ward 8 here that will grow enough crops to meet the fresh vegetable consumption needs of up to 5,000 residents … Continue reading
bizjournals.com: Oprah Winfrey plans to start selling the organic produce she’s growing on her farm in Upcountry Maui. People magazine reports Winfrey, who last year registered trademark applications for “Oprah’s Organics” and “Oprah’s Harvest,” gives readers of her O magazine a tour of her Oprah’s … Continue reading
newsleader.com; A local organic grower continues a legal battle against seed giant Monsanto Co. but over very different issues from those of farmers who lost a federal case Monday against the firm. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that growers who … Continue reading
Greg Toppo and Paul Overberg, USA TODAY: Only two big cities — Detroit and Cleveland — lost population between 2010 and 2012, according to the population estimates from July 1, 2012. The urban resurgence is led by mid-sized cities including Austin … Continue reading
thecoastnews.com; By Jared Whitlock: ENCINITAS — Pierre Sleiman began experimenting with hydroponic farming in his garage as a college student four years ago. These days, his company, the newest tenant on Ecke Ranch, is on the cutting edge of organic … Continue reading
By Jeff Edwards | University of Wyoming: Whether you grow fruit and vegetables in a traditional garden space or in a protected space such as a greenhouse, low tunnel, hoop house, and/or high tunnel, you will eventually have insect or … Continue reading
thepacker.com; In its latest financial report, greenhouse grower Village Farms LP is reporting lower net sales but higher earnings and net income. On May 14, the Eatontown, N.J.-based company reported net sales decreasing 10% from the same quarter in 2012, to $25.4 … Continue reading
Cost of fuel Fuel Cost/Unit Cost/Winter Natural Gas $0.35 / kWh $ 850 Fire Wood $100 / cord $1,000 Electricity $0.15 / kWh $1,500 Oil $1.10 / liter $2,100 Propane $0.80 / liter $2,300 Cost savings grow with scale when … Continue reading
ky3.com/news: Instead, for the last few years, the city collects the gas and turns it into enough power to supply 2,100 homes. That process in turn produces heat, and that is the basis for the greenhouse project. “The heat generated from … Continue reading
bizjournals.com; James Fink Buffalo Business First Reporter – An expansion of a Wheatfield greenhouse operation and a new hotel in Niagara Falls have been approved for incentive packages from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. Collectively, the projects represent $33 … Continue reading