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As the leading platform for the protected horticulture technology industry, GreenTech shares technical innovations, connects horticulture professionals and creates business opportunities for the four main sectors in the industry: indoor grown crops of soft fruits, vegetables, flowers and medicinal cannabis. Our Horticulture Technology News, Views and Analysis bridges the gap between business and scientific horticulture technology communities with a well-balanced mix of analysis, tech-dives, human interest and case studies.

VIDEO: What greenhouse equipment helps prevent challenges in a future crisis?

VIDEO: What greenhouse equipment helps prevent challenges in a future crisis?

  • By GreenTech
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  • 22 May 2020

Mariska Dreschler (GreenTech) and Mads Ulrik Pedersen (Aurora Nordic A/S), discuss how the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting ...

Will corona change perspective on autonomous cultivation?

Will corona change perspective on autonomous cultivation?

  • By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
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  • 20 May 2020

The degree of personal contact around the world has fallen sharply due to the corona crisis. Much nowadays happens remotely o...

5 signs of hope from the Corona virus pandemic

5 signs of hope from the Corona virus pandemic

  • By Iris Raemaekers for GreenTech
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  • 20 May 2020

Here are five reasons that show that even during an unprecedented global pandemic, there are signs of hope.

Covid-19 crisis and horticulture opportunities in the UAE

Covid-19 crisis and horticulture opportunities in the UAE

  • By Samar Kadri
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  • 19 May 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the necessity to attempt food self-sufficiency, the UAE Cabinet has established the Emirate Co...

VIDEO: Jelte van Kammen (Harvest House) talks Coronavirus impact in vegetable industry

VIDEO: Jelte van Kammen (Harvest House) talks Coronavirus impact in vegetable industry

  • By GreenTech
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  • 19 May 2020

Mariska Dreschler (GreenTech) and Jelte van Kammen (CEO Harvest House, growers’ association for salads), discuss how th...

VIDEO: How does COVID-19 accelerate change in food systems | Webinar

VIDEO: How does COVID-19 accelerate change in food systems | Webinar

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 15 May 2020

Our first webinar took place on Thursday 7 May 2020 16.00-17.00 hrs (GMT+2). During this webinar our host Tom Freyberg interv...

An update about the GreenTech events by Job Knook

An update about the GreenTech events by Job Knook

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 15 May 2020

What a whirlwind it's been. What started out as another exciting year with GreenTech, turned our world upside down. The first...

How Rofianda deals with the Coronavirus impact | Q and A

How Rofianda deals with the Coronavirus impact | Q and A

  • By GreenTech
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  • 15 May 2020

We've asked our GreenTech exhibiting companies to answer questions on how the current Coronavirus pandemic had impacted their...

How Green Automation deals with the Coronavirus impact | Q and A

How Green Automation deals with the Coronavirus impact | Q and A

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 15 May 2020

We've asked our GreenTech exhibiting companies to answer questions on how the current Coronavirus pandemic had impacted their...

VIDEO: How is the Italian flower industry coping with Coronavirus

VIDEO: How is the Italian flower industry coping with Coronavirus

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 14 May 2020

Mariska Dreschler (GreenTech) and Leonardo Capitanio (President of the Association of Ornamental Nursery), discuss how the Co...

A personal note from Mariska Dreschler

A personal note from Mariska Dreschler

  • By GreenTech
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  • 11 May 2020

The last few months have been an intense experience, to say the least. And I’m sure most of you feel the same way. Firs...

VIDEO: Annie van de Riet (AVAG) talks about the impact of COVID-19 in the greenhouse sector

VIDEO: Annie van de Riet (AVAG) talks about the impact of COVID-19 in the greenhouse sector

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 04 May 2020

Mariska Dreschler (GreenTech) and Annie van de Riet (AVAG, Association of the Dutch greenhouse construction and technology in...

How One of A Kind Technologies deals with the Coronavirus impact | Q and A

How One of A Kind Technologies deals with the Coronavirus impact | Q and A

  • By GreenTech
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  • 01 May 2020

We've asked our GreenTech exhibiting companies to answer questions on how the current Coronavirus pandemic had impacted their...

Four speakers shed light on the future of horticulture during GreenTech Webinar

Four speakers shed light on the future of horticulture during GreenTech Webinar

  • By GreenTech
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  • 01 May 2020

Four experts within the horticulture industries will share their visions on the near and distant future of the horticulture t...

Join GreenTech Webinar Talks on 7 May

Join GreenTech Webinar Talks on 7 May

  • By GreenTech
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  • 24 April 2020

For the time time in its history, GreenTech will host a live webinar on Thursday 7 May,from 16.00 - 17.00 hrs (GMT+2). The we...

Video | How is the flower business coping and what can we do?

Video | How is the flower business coping and what can we do?

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 22 April 2020

Mariska Dreschler (GreenTech) and Tim Briercliffe (International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH)) talk about ho...

‘Good things always emerge from every crisis’

‘Good things always emerge from every crisis’

  • By Jacco Strating
  • |
  • 21 April 2020

The coronavirus is reigning the world. While hospitals are overcrowded and many people are forced to stay at home, most of th...

Seasonal labour shortage offers opportunity to attract young people into the soft fruit sector

Seasonal labour shortage offers opportunity to attract young people into the soft fruit sector

  • By Rachel Anderson
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  • 21 April 2020

As the world battles the devastating coronavirus, travel bans are disrupting the supply of invaluable, migrant, seasonal work...

How DOGAL AS deals with the Coronavirus impact | Q and A

How DOGAL AS deals with the Coronavirus impact | Q and A

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 20 April 2020

We've asked our GreenTech exhibiting companies to answer questions on how the current Coronavirus pandemic had impacted their...

How are Italian growers facing the Coronavirus pandemic?

How are Italian growers facing the Coronavirus pandemic?

  • By Vitangelo Di Pierro
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  • 20 April 2020

COVID-19 and the preventive measures implemented by the Italian Government, have deeply changed the lifestyle of all citizens...

How Agrikol deals with the Coronavirus impact | Q and A

How Agrikol deals with the Coronavirus impact | Q and A

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 11 April 2020

We've asked our GreenTech exhibiting companies to answer questions on how the current Coronavirus pandemic had impacted their...

Green House Feeding | Q & A

Green House Feeding | Q & A

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 10 April 2020

We've asked our GreenTech exhibiting companies to answer questions on how the current Coronavirus pandemic had impacted their...

Have you already listened to these amazing songs about horticulture?

Have you already listened to these amazing songs about horticulture?

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 07 April 2020

During these tough times, we should help each other out. Although we can’t physically be together, music can still unite us. ...

How is COVID-19 affecting our horticulture sectors?

How is COVID-19 affecting our horticulture sectors?

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 24 March 2020

COVID-19 is causing havoc around the world. But how are the horticulture industries coping?

GreenTech Amsterdam & GreenTech Americas shows rescheduled

GreenTech Amsterdam & GreenTech Americas shows rescheduled

  • By GreenTech
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  • 24 March 2020

GreenTech Americas is moving from 24-26 March to 25–27 August, and GreenTech Amsterdam from 8-10 June to 20-22 October this y...

Great opportunity for “London’s Salad Bowl” to expand its production

Great opportunity for “London’s Salad Bowl” to expand its production

  • By Rachel Anderson for GreenTech
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  • 24 March 2020

Known as “London’s Salad Bowl”, the Lea Valley Growers Association (LVGA) is a group of family businesses located north of th...

Medicinal cannabis growers can learn from fresh produce and flower growers

Medicinal cannabis growers can learn from fresh produce and flower growers

  • By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
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  • 24 March 2020

The professional cultivation of medicinal cannabis is growing worldwide but has plenty of technical challenges. Many growers ...

GreenTech Amsterdam rescheduled to 20-22 October 2020

GreenTech Amsterdam rescheduled to 20-22 October 2020

  • By By GreenTech
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  • 20 March 2020

Amsterdam, 19 March 2020 - GreenTech Amsterdam is moving from 8-10 June to 20-22 October this year. The expected duration of ...

GreenTech Podcasts & audio news | Listen to experts talking about horticulture trends

GreenTech Podcasts & audio news | Listen to experts talking about horticulture trends

  • By GreenTech
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  • 01 March 2020

GreenTech will regularly post podcast, audio from interviews and audio articles on their podcast platforms. Listen to them wh...

Young Professionals in floriculture

Young Professionals in floriculture

  • By Leandra de Boef for GreenTech
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  • 26 February 2020

In this time of a tight labor market, we are all fighting for the same scarce employees. Take the group of young professional...

Construction materials and fashion from residual streams

Construction materials and fashion from residual streams

  • By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
  • |
  • 27 January 2020

Circularity is on the rise worldwide, also in horticulture. Our ‘disposable society’ is transforming into a model...

Plenty challenges in floriculture

Plenty challenges in floriculture

  • By Leandra de Boef for GreenTech
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  • 27 January 2020

We have many examples of innovative entrepreneurs in the floriculture sector. It’s those who are already tackling chall...

Resilient, family-run, soft fruit businesses well positioned to meet demands of a new decade

Resilient, family-run, soft fruit businesses well positioned to meet demands of a new decade

  • By Rachel Anderson for GreenTech
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  • 27 January 2020

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. To help tackle this crisis...

Finding talent will be a problem in vegetables

Finding talent will be a problem in vegetables

  • By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
  • |
  • 27 January 2020

Working in horticulture is not self-evident for many young people. Nevertheless, horticulture offers plenty of opportunities ...

Knowledge is transforming Mexican horticulture

Knowledge is transforming Mexican horticulture

  • By Erik Plaisier
  • |
  • 15 January 2020

Greenhouse horticulture in Mexico has grown enormously in recent years. Intensive knowledge sharing between Dutch and Mexican...

Podcast | Vertical and Urban Farming

Podcast | Vertical and Urban Farming

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 18 December 2019

During this podcast three experts in Controlled Environment Agriculture, talk about the current and future challenges in Vert...

Micro drones hunting  through the greenhouse

Micro drones hunting through the greenhouse

  • By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
  • |
  • 18 December 2019

Growers from all over the world face lots of challenges while producing vegetables, flowers and plants. One of the main prob...

Greater transparency can improve food safety and consumer trust

Greater transparency can improve food safety and consumer trust

  • By Rachel Anderson for GreenTech
  • |
  • 18 December 2019

How can consumers gain full confidence in horticultural production?
Over the last few years, several devastating food poisonin...

KPN raises its profile at GreenTech

KPN raises its profile at GreenTech

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 16 December 2019

KPN took part in the horticultural platform GreenTech, using various opportunities to make the most of its investment.

Caring and sharing, circularity in horticulture

Caring and sharing, circularity in horticulture

  • By Leandra de Boef for GreenTech
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  • 31 October 2019

Over nine percent of the world is circular; more than nine percent of the raw materials used worldwide find their way back t...

Podcast | Plastic packaging in horticulture

Podcast | Plastic packaging in horticulture

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 31 October 2019

During our third podcast Joan Hanegraaf from Oerlemans Packaging B.V. and Shaun Herdsman from Modiform B.V. talk to Jeannette...

Create true ownership with a decentralized organization

Create true ownership with a decentralized organization

  • By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
  • |
  • 24 September 2019

Individual growers, like the horticultural sector as a whole, are facing major challenges in the next few years. GreenTech as...

Podcast | Autonomous technology in horticulture

Podcast | Autonomous technology in horticulture

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 24 September 2019

During GreenTech Amsterdam, we invited several prominent industry leaders to join us for a conversation on important topics i...

Working towards a fossil-fuel free future

Working towards a fossil-fuel free future

  • By By Rachel Anderson for GreenTech
  • |
  • 24 September 2019

Growers should start preparing their greenhouses now for a fossil-fuel future, researchers from Wageningen University & R...

The new world is out there but we still live in the old one

The new world is out there but we still live in the old one

  • By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
  • |
  • 01 September 2019

Individual growers, like the horticultural sector as a whole, are facing major challenges in the next few years. GreenTech as...

GreenTech visited by Greenport Hub students

GreenTech visited by Greenport Hub students

  • By Centre for Sustainability
  • |
  • 11 July 2019

During GreenTech Amsterdam, over 100 students from the Universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam, visited the trade show. C...

Podcast | Medicinal Cannabis

Podcast | Medicinal Cannabis

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 03 July 2019

During GreenTech Amsterdam, we invited several prominent industry leaders to join us for a conversation on important topics i...

Sparring partner for cannabis growers

Sparring partner for cannabis growers

  • By Royal Brinkman
  • |
  • 01 July 2019

For more than 134 years already, total supplier Royal Brinkman has been providing professional horticultural companies with k...

GreenTech launches GreenTech Americas

GreenTech launches GreenTech Americas

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 12 June 2019

At the first day of GreenTech Amsterdam, GreenTech Americas has been launched. The spin-off will take place from 24-26 March ...

GreenTech 2019: Innovation awards winners announced!

GreenTech 2019: Innovation awards winners announced!

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 11 June 2019

Today the winners of the innovation awards have been announced during the opening of GreenTech.

‘Product diversification and finding the right partners’

‘Product diversification and finding the right partners’

  • By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
  • |
  • 20 May 2019

Both the horticultural sector and individual growers face great challenges in the coming years. GreenTech asked a few young e...

How should greenhouse growers get the best use out of their biopesticide toolkit?

How should greenhouse growers get the best use out of their biopesticide toolkit?

  • By Rachel Anderson for GreenTech
  • |
  • 20 May 2019

As Dr Andy Brown, secretary of the IBMA (International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association), and managing director of biolog...

Jitske Kramer’s anthropological views on transformation in horticulture

Jitske Kramer’s anthropological views on transformation in horticulture

  • By Lianne van der Kurk
  • |
  • 20 May 2019

Our industry is in the midst of an important transformation. The green thumb is still very important and a distinguishing fac...

2nd edition of Autonomous Greenhouse challenge

2nd edition of Autonomous Greenhouse challenge

  • By By HortiBiz
  • |
  • 19 May 2019

Wageningen University & Research is inviting computer scientists and horticultural experts to form multidisciplinary team...

Help new investors find their way in horticulture

Help new investors find their way in horticulture

  • By By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
  • |
  • 17 May 2019

The horticultural sector is currently on the move. New methods and techniques make professional growing possible all over the...

$69 Billion European cannabis opportunity

$69 Billion European cannabis opportunity

  • By New Frontier Data
  • |
  • 14 May 2019

  Listen to the audio version of this article »

After decades of prohibition, the adoption of legal cannabis ...

New insights into data with Artificial Intelligence

New insights into data with Artificial Intelligence

  • By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
  • |
  • 05 April 2019

The horticultural sector faces great challenges in the coming years. In this new column GreenTech asks a few young entreprene...

Who holds the key to the horticultural robotics revolution?

Who holds the key to the horticultural robotics revolution?

  • By Rachel Anderson for GreenTech
  • |
  • 05 April 2019

This year’s SmartHort 2019 conference (Stratford Upon Avon, UK, March 6–7) emphasised how people – not robots – will propel t...

GreenTech Summit 2019: Autonomous Technology

The GreenTech Summit will be all about autonomous technology. We will discuss opportunities that it presents for our industry...

News roundup: Robotics and autonomous greenhouses

News roundup: Robotics and autonomous greenhouses

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 26 February 2019

Read the latest on the movement towards smarter, more precise and increasingly autonomous greenhouses. What does 2019 have in...

Cannabis cultivation:  ‘The Dutch market is not too late yet’

Cannabis cultivation: ‘The Dutch market is not too late yet’

  • By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
  • |
  • 19 February 2019

Around the world, the legal production of cannabis is increasing. In the United States and Canada production has considerably...

What was horticulture like in the 50s?

In September 1949, new horticultural techniques were shown to interested parties. Take a look into the past of horticulture.

...

Scientists say radical change in diet is needed for humanity and the environment

Scientists say radical change in diet is needed for humanity and the environment

  • By Nos.nl
  • |
  • 31 January 2019

Lots of vegetables, fruit and legumes, a limited amount of chicken and fish and little to no red meat. That is the required d...

Robo-bees to help grow more strawberries

Robo-bees to help grow more strawberries

  • By Hortibiz
  • |
  • 25 January 2019

A large amount of our food, including almonds and tomatoes, must be pollinated by bees in order to grow. As bees in the wild ...

Changing views on nutrition  create opportunities in horticulture

Changing views on nutrition create opportunities in horticulture

  • By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
  • |
  • 25 January 2019

Consumers are increasingly aware of social and sustainability topics and an increasing number of scientists are calling for a...

GreenTech is yearly from now on: 11 – 12 – 13 June 2019

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 06 November 2018

From now on GreenTech is going to be an annual show. The next edition will be held from 11 - 13 June 2019.

Robots in the greenhouse: no human labour needed for the vegetables of the future

Robots in the greenhouse: no human labour needed for the vegetables of the future

  • By David van der Heeden - AD
  • |
  • 01 November 2018

He stares blankly into the distance while lifting a fragile lettuce plant with extreme precision. Next to him another colleag...

Sustainability is at the heart of GreenTech

GreenTech is all about sustainability for production of crops. Mariska Dreschler, Director of Horticulture at RAI Amsterdam a...

Selection Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture completed

Selection Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture completed

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 07 September 2018

16 Top managers will visit the Netherlands for the Promanager Mastercourse Floriculture in October 2018.

Highlights from day 3 of GreenTech Amsterdam 2018

GreenTech Amsterdam is the place to be if you're a professional in the horticulture industry. This is where we provide you wi...

Highlights from day 2 of GreenTech Amsterdam 2018

GreenTech Amsterdam is the place to be if you're a professional in the horticulture industry. This is where we provide you wi...

AVAG en RAI versterken samenwerking voor GreenTech

AVAG en RAI versterken samenwerking voor GreenTech

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 13 June 2018

Highlights from day 1 of GreenTech Amsterdam 2018

GreenTech Amsterdam is the place to be if you're a professional in the horticulture industry. This is where we provide you wi...

Grodan Challenge interview

Grodan Challenge interview

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 08 June 2018

Together with Grodan we have set-up a Startup Challenge in which we challenge more than 120 startups to come with an innovati...

Beneficial microorganisms for crop production

Beneficial microorganisms for crop production

  • By Bactiva
  • |
  • 06 June 2018

Our company:

We offer beneficial microorganisms for crop production.
The German Bactiva GmbH is part of the internati...

First launch of thrace group's innovative flame-retardant groundcover

First launch of thrace group's innovative flame-retardant groundcover

  • By Thrace group
  • |
  • 06 June 2018

The new weed control, flame-retardant groundcover fabric is breaking new ground in fire safety, helping you create a safer gr...

Two truths about legal large-scale cannabis cultivation

Two truths about legal large-scale cannabis cultivation

  • By Hortidaily
  • |
  • 04 June 2018

There is a lot of discussion going on about cannabis cultivation and many different opinions exist on the topic. Two facts st...

Accelerating the advancement of vertical farming together

Accelerating the advancement of vertical farming together

  • By Priva
  • |
  • 04 June 2018

Vertical farming is attracting ever-more interest. Between them, Signify and Priva offer the complete range of products and s...

GreenTech Summit outlines horticulture’s future in 2028

GreenTech Summit outlines horticulture’s future in 2028

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 31 May 2018

GreenTech Amsterdam will open its doors again for the third time from 12 - 14 June. The GreenTech Summit will take place on 1...

Smart farming: are drones becoming mainstream?

Smart farming: are drones becoming mainstream?

  • By Carmen Ferrari
  • |
  • 30 May 2018

UAS, although still in the early stage of adoption and usage, are rapidly growing in popularity in the horticulture scene.

Multifan V-FloFan for greenhouses

Multifan V-FloFan for greenhouses

  • By Vostermans Ventilation
  • |
  • 28 May 2018

The vertical airflow of the V-FloFan results in an optimal uniform microclimate on plant level

Increase your horticultural knowledge with the Priva Academy

Priva Academy | A service that connects the right people

Have you always wanted to have access to courses about different top...

CO2 Optimizer

CO2 Optimizer

  • By HortiMax
  • |
  • 28 May 2018

The ideal level of CO2 in your greenhouse all the time

Sustainable and resilient cultivation on organic substrates

Sustainable and resilient cultivation on organic substrates

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 22 May 2018

How important is sustainable cultivation for your company? What is the impact on cultivation control? And how do you grow res...

TOFF talks organic farming with Urs Niggli from FiBL

FiBL is an independent, non-profit, research institute with the aim of advancing cutting-edge science in the field of organic...

How it's done the Oerlemans story

Oerlemans Plastics is one the 450+ exhibitors at GreenTech Amsterdam 2018. You're invited to visit GreenTech the world's lead...

GreenTech talks horticulture with Peter Maes from Koppert Biological Systems

Koppert Biological Systems contributes to better health of people and the planet. In partnership with nature, they make agric...

New Product: Active Ventilation System (AVS)

New Product: Active Ventilation System (AVS)

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 14 May 2018

Van Dijk heating

Van Dijk heating develops, produces and markets products for an energy efficient greenhouse climate. The prod...

PRESS RELEASE - Nominees for GreenTech Innovation Awards 2018 announced

PRESS RELEASE - Nominees for GreenTech Innovation Awards 2018 announced

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 04 May 2018

Amsterdam, 4 May 2018 – With 450 exhibitors, global market leaders and innovators, GreenTech Amsterdam presents a compr...

GreenTech Amsterdam 2018: The Organic Farmers Fair in the spotlight

GreenTech Amsterdam 2018: The Organic Farmers Fair in the spotlight

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 01 May 2018

An optimal growth climate, regardless of location and climatic conditions. With GrowAir and Orange Climate Agri.

An optimal growth climate, regardless of location and climatic conditions. With GrowAir and Orange Climate Agri.

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 23 April 2018

Anyone can make music, but you need to have your finger on various buttons to produce genuine hits. A good grower is like a g...

TOFF talks organic farming with Erwin Weening from DCM

TOFF is the brand new meeting place for the organic and conventional grower In June 2018 The Organic Farmers Fair, opens its ...

GreenTech Summit 11 June 2018: The Future of horticulture - Insights for the next decade

Only a few hundred carefully selected growers and investors from around the world will be able to attend the GreenTech Summit...

Control your crop - grow your business!

Control your crop - grow your business!

  • By Senmatic LED grow lights
  • |
  • 09 April 2018

4 reasons why LED grow light systems are vital for your business

TOFF talks organic farming with Pius Floris from PHC

TOFF talks organic farming with Pius Floris from PHC. This company specializes in mycorrhizae, soil bacteria and soil biology...

GreenTech talks horticulture with Peter Spaans from van der Hoeven

GreenTech talks horticuture with Peter Spaans from van der Hoeven, exhibitor at GreenTech Amsterdam 2018. As a high quality p...

The third edition of GreenTech Amsterdam: larger than ever and almost sold out

The third edition of GreenTech Amsterdam: larger than ever and almost sold out

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 26 March 2018

GreenTech Amsterdam will open its doors for the third time from 12 to 14 June this year. At the time of publication in late M...

GreenTech talks horticulture with Charlotte Langerak from Viscon

GreenTech talks horticuture with Charlotte Langerak, member of the Advisory board of GreenTech and Marketing Manager at the V...

GreenTech talks horticuture with Jeroen Ravensbergen from Modiform

We invite you to visit our world leading horticulture trade show. Grow your business with the latest industry technology and ...

TOFF talks organic farming with Roelof Drost from Jiffy

TOFF is the brand new meeting place for the organic and conventional grower In June 2018 The Organic Farmers Fair, opens its ...

Flower Trials Sion

Sion is an expert and industry leader in creating trends in orchids. Sion has become the international leader in the breeding...

GreenTech talks horticulture with Olaf van Kooten from WUR

We invite you to visit our world leading horticulture trade show. Grow your business with the latest industry technology and ...

GreenTech talks water management in horticulture with BOM Group

The Bom Group is  known in the world of glass horticulture as a high tech greenhouse manufacturer and worldwide greenhou...

GreenTech talks watermanagement with Codema & TOM

Access to sufficient and clean freshwater is no longer self-evident. More and more, all over the world, we are faced with a c...

GreenTech Amsterdam is the espresso among horticulture trade shows world wide

We invite you to come and visit our world leading hortoculture trade show. Grow your business with the latest technologies an...

GreenTech and Dalsem join forces for the 2019 edition

GreenTech and Dalsem join forces for the 2019 edition

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 30 January 2018

GreenTech will be an annual event. The first signature for the edition in 2019 has been set. We are very pleased that Robert-...

GreenTech to be held annually

GreenTech to be held annually

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 26 January 2018

The preparations for the GreenTech Amsterdam Trade Show 2018 are going very well. We are already looking forward to welcome y...

World Vegetable Map 2018: more than just a local affair

World Vegetable Map 2018: more than just a local affair

  • By Rabobank
  • |
  • 24 January 2018

Recently Rabobank released the 2018 World Vegetable Map. This report shows essential vegetable trade flows and highlights som...

GreenTech is looking for you

Hi, My name is Thijs van der Meulen, Exhibition Manager GreenTech Amsterdam, and I’m looking for someone special. An in...

GreenTech talks water management in horticulture

As of 1 January 2018, all greenhouse horticulture companies must comply with a new purification directive for residual water....

How it’s done, the Flier Systems story

Machine builder Flier Systems, with their knowledge of mechanisation, automation solutions and efficiency, has been supportin...

How it's done, the van Looveren story

Van Looveren specializes in the production and just in time delivery of horticultural glass and synthetic panels delivered. A...

Aquaponics makes its mark on the cannabis cultivation industry

Green Relief is company based in Hamilton, Ontario and Canada, founded in 2013 by three motivated individuals; Warren Bravo, ...

Climate screens in greenhouses increase your yields and cut your costs

Climate screens in greenhouses increase your yields and cut your costs

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 30 November 2017

Svensson has done it again with their innovative solutions for greenhouses. They are not only leading the industry in the dev...

Wax on, Wax off. Roof on, Roof off!

It’s taken this long but the trial stages are finally here. In 2017, automatic retractable greenhouses roofs are being...

GreenTech Amsterdam 2018 expands with co-hosted event TOFF

GreenTech Amsterdam 2018 expands with co-hosted event TOFF

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 28 November 2017

Southshore Greenhouses increases productivity by over 30% using HortiMaX Productive

Nishan Antaal (general manager) and Luis Sanchez (assistant grower) at Southshore Greenhouses, Kingsville Ontario, present th...

Winter loses its freeze on Urban Organic Vertical Farming

Winter loses its freeze on Urban Organic Vertical Farming

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 27 November 2017

Urban Organics is an 87,000 square feet (8082 square meters) aquaponics farm in St. Paul, Minnesota, Unite States. Winter in ...

We could… but right now we can’t… consumers controlling the world’s shift to organics

We could… but right now we can’t… consumers controlling the world’s shift to organics

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 23 November 2017

“Organic farming has been promoted as good for health and the environment, but research suggests it could also meet glo...

Drones, Drones, Drones

Drones, Drones, Drones

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 22 November 2017

When technology is first introduced, it is usually implemented in stages to ensure the effectiveness of the new processes tha...

Dubai brings in big bucks to create high-tech greenhouse in 2018

Dubai brings in big bucks to create high-tech greenhouse in 2018

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 20 November 2017

Pure-Harvest is a Dubai based greenhouse farming company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Their promise, as stated on their...

The Netherlands able to double lettuce production with 996 HORTILED Top

The Netherlands able to double lettuce production with 996 HORTILED Top

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 15 November 2017

Seasonality is always something that growers struggle with as greenhouses in specific regions of the world receive less natur...

The polish find a top place within the global horticulture technology market

The polish find a top place within the global horticulture technology market

  • By GreenTech
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  • 14 November 2017

The Netherlands if often refered to as the world’s leading country in horticulture technology innovation and developmen...

Crop grafting no longer a pain

Crop grafting no longer a pain

  • By GreenTech
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  • 13 November 2017

When grafting vegetable seeds, companies prefer to use women as they have smaller and more precise hands. As demand for graft...

An essential question: Do you stand still? Or do you work together?

An essential question: Do you stand still? Or do you work together?

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 10 November 2017

TristateCity is an elaborate plan of Dutch investors to attract foreign investors to the Netherlands and the VNO-NCW supports...

Three metrics that’ll make you a better grower

Three metrics that’ll make you a better grower

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 09 November 2017

We all know how plants grow. Light is absorbed by the leaves and converted into energy, plants grow, when the sun goes down, ...

Greenhouses get a new look and the plants love it!

Greenhouses get a new look and the plants love it!

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 08 November 2017

In the world of horticulture, sustainability plays a big role in how we choose what methods we prefer to use when cultivating...

Ridder HortiMaX - Introduction to Dutch Drive Systems

“Being the worldwide leader in electromechanical drive systems for the horticultural, intensive livestock and crop indu...

Delicious but deadly. Too many pesticides used in strawberries and consumers can’t hide

Delicious but deadly. Too many pesticides used in strawberries and consumers can’t hide

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 06 November 2017

Strawberries in supermarkets contain six times as many harmful substances as other fruits. Last year, various fruits and vege...

Artificial Intelligence about to partner with your greenhouse

Artificial Intelligence about to partner with your greenhouse

  • By Greentech
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  • 02 November 2017

iUNU, a Seattle based company, believes that Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be the key to combat increasing input prices,...

Labour shortages? No problem thanks to robotics!

Labour shortages? No problem thanks to robotics!

  • By Greentech
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  • 01 November 2017

Did you know that the number one nightmare for greenhouse growers is labour shortages?

(HortiDaily 2017)

Have no fear! Because ...

Supplemental greenhouse radiation effects explained

Supplemental greenhouse radiation effects explained

  • By Greentech
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  • 31 October 2017

During the production of seedlings in greenhouses, supplemental radiation (SR) has been the technique a used by most growers ...

Priva tells all about Horticulture Technology present and future

Priva is a high-tech company that develops hardware and software for climate control, energy saving and optimal reuse of wate...

Flower Trials 2018

The main goal for this Flower Trials is to show our international relations, both producers and trade, the new product develo...

Save the date for GreenTech 2018 Amsterdam

My name is Mariska and I am the director of Horticulture for GreenTech Amsterdam and I want to extend an invitation to you. A...

Water cooled LED grow lights, hot or not?

Water cooled LED grow lights, hot or not?

  • By Genesis Scientific
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  • 27 October 2017

In the lighting industry, there are some who believe the myth that LED lighting does not emit any heat when in use. This myth...

Saudi Arabia plans to create 500 billion dollar city of the future

Saudi Arabia plans to create 500 billion dollar city of the future

  • By HortiDaily
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  • 26 October 2017

In this post-oil economy, they are looking for “tons” of innovative, new horticultural technology, and more, to help sustain ...

Glyphosate debate coming to a close as the EU approves its use

Glyphosate debate coming to a close as the EU approves its use

  • By Greentech
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  • 25 October 2017

It is the most widely used pesticide in the world, and the most controversial. Glyphosate, better known as the main ingredien...

Koppert Cress uses new hot water storage that lowers CO2 emissions

Koppert Cress uses new hot water storage that lowers CO2 emissions

  • By Greentech
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  • 24 October 2017

South Holland (Zuid-Holland) will start a partnership with Koppert Cress to investigate the effects of storing hot water in s...

Australia to produce a one million square foot cannabis production facility

Australia to produce a one million square foot cannabis production facility

  • By Greentech
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  • 23 October 2017

An eastern state in Australia will be host to a one million square foot greenhouse facility as a result of a strategic partne...

Will the next vertical farm come from an IKEA box?

Will the next vertical farm come from an IKEA box?

  • By Greentech
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  • 20 October 2017

The world’s population is growing exponentially and without new innovation solutions, food scarcity will become an all ...

Indian government uses space technology to boost horticulture

Indian government uses space technology to boost horticulture

  • By Sayantan Bera
  • |
  • 19 October 2017

The agriculture ministry of India has taken on a big, new, out of this world challenge in order to regions identify suitable ...

WUR uses infrared cameras to dissect the world of plants

WUR uses infrared cameras to dissect the world of plants

  • By Wageningen University & Research
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  • 18 October 2017

Wageningen University and Research centre has been using an infrared camera to take an inside look into the inner structure o...

Robot automatically spaces young pot orchids right distance apart

Robot automatically spaces young pot orchids right distance apart

  • By Theo Snijders
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  • 18 October 2017

An orchid nursery in Delfauw, The Netherlands, has followed the global trend of robotisation. Hazeu Orchids have recently imp...

Illumitex releases a new line of lighting solutions: Powerharvest 14

Illumitex releases a new line of lighting solutions: Powerharvest 14

  • By Greentech
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  • 16 October 2017

Illumitex has recently announced the release of their new PowerHarvest 14 series. Fit for larger-scale greenhouse functions, ...

Researchers test the use of smart leaf sensors to dictate sustainable irrigation and maintain plant health

Researchers test the use of smart leaf sensors to dictate sustainable irrigation and maintain plant health

  • By Greentech
  • |
  • 12 October 2017

In 2017, the technology we use for our horticulture and greenhouse farming efforts is becoming almost futuristic. While some ...

New cabinet within the Dutch government pushes for test with expanded legal growth of Marijuana

New cabinet within the Dutch government pushes for test with expanded legal growth of Marijuana

  • By Greentech
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  • 09 October 2017

The Netherlands is internationally known for its flexible laws on marijuana consumption and liberal coffee shop atmosphere, h...

H2hydroponics to implement hydroponic growth with Green Greenland

H2hydroponics to implement hydroponic growth with Green Greenland

  • By Greentech
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  • 05 October 2017

Greenland, a country located in the far north of our globe, is not known for its conventional methods of farming. With temper...

Russia’s dependence on greenhouse vegetables from the EU has an expiration date

Russia’s dependence on greenhouse vegetables from the EU has an expiration date

  • By Greentech
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  • 05 October 2017

After three years of EU trade sanctions, Russia has boosted their own greenhouse horticulture programs. Dutch growers are fea...

Vegetable flats, the future of vertical farming?

Vegetable flats, the future of vertical farming?

  • By Greentech
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  • 03 October 2017

Population increases have been a topic of discussion within the horticulture technology industry for a while and it’s n...

Today’s blast: Five trends you need to know about this week!

Today’s blast: Five trends you need to know about this week!

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 29 September 2017

Yield monitoring in fruits and nuts:
As we are sure you are aware, many Midwestern grain crop farmers have been monitoring th...

Illuminating your Cannabis Vertical farm

Illuminating your Cannabis Vertical farm

  • By Oliver Sinclair
  • |
  • 27 September 2017

The cannabis industry has been booming over the last decade and the increasing presence of cannabis based products shows a gr...

Headgrower of the year Aron Hoff never stops learning

Headgrower of the year Aron Hoff never stops learning

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 15 September 2017

Aron Hoff, the Head Grower at Meyers Fruit Farms and Greenhouses in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, didn’t come t...

Plantalyser works as automatic counting system for tomatoes in greenhouses

Plantalyser works as automatic counting system for tomatoes in greenhouses

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 15 September 2017

HortiKey is contracting Wageningen University and Research Centre and Berg Hortimotive for the realisation of the Plantalyzer...

US(PA): 60,000 sq.ft. vertical greenhouse to bolster Lancaster's less fortunate

US(PA): 60,000 sq.ft. vertical greenhouse to bolster Lancaster's less fortunate

  • By GreenTech
  • |
  • 15 September 2017

Inspired by Vertical Harvest in Jackson Hole, a group of Pennsylvania entrepreneurs has announced an ambitious plan to realiz...

Celebrations all around for Koppert!

Celebrations all around for Koppert!

  • By GreenTech
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  • 15 September 2017

For the last 50 years, Koppert has made many significant contributions to the fields of agriculture, horticulture and suitabi...

In the spotlight: The Jiffy Story

Jiffy plant in Zwijndrecht, is an ultra modern factory for substrates and potting soils. The most advanced technical processe...

In the spotlight: The F&H Crone Story

F&H Crone is a manufacturer of boilers, condensers, hot water storage tanks, CO2 collectors and chimneys. All these produ...

Help WUR setup a digital trade system for vegetables

Samenmarkt is a project that tries to simulate the trade of horticultural vegetables in Europe in order to be able to see to ...

In the spotlight: The Logiqs Story

With more than 40 years of experience and knowhow, Logiqs BV is an expert in the field of internal transport and logistics sy...

Growing together with Combivliet

‘Growing together with...' presents notable horticulture entrepreneurs who share their vision on optimal cooperation in...

Vialux HD-UV now also approved by BZG

Vialux HD-UV now also approved by BZG

  • By Priva
  • |
  • 02 August 2017

Good news! As of July 28, 2017, the Vialux HD-UV 8-12 has been included with the E-Line module in the BZG list of approved pu...

GreenTech Interview at Seeds and Chips 2017

A video interview with Henry Gordon-Smith at Seeds & Chips Global Summit in Milan. This interview was conducted by Jeanne...

OPAC86E Anti-condensation film is more than just energy-saving

OPAC86E Anti-condensation film is more than just energy-saving

  • By Oerlemans Plastics BV
  • |
  • 27 July 2017

The OPAC86E anti-condensate film is used to keep the energy costs as low as possible (after all, after 1 or 2 weeks of cold w...

Vertical farming at the University of Wageningen

"My name is Seppe Salari, we are currently in Wageningen and I’m studying plant sciences here. This is my home and here...

How it's done - The Dalsem story

Dalsem develops and creates complete high-tech greenhouse projects that yield the highest quality and quantity of products in...

GreenTech on the road in China

Recently Mariska Dreschler went to the Hortiflor Expo in Shanghai to get inspired of what's going on according to Horticultur...

GreenTech is the first trade fair to be approved by AIPH

GreenTech is the first trade fair to be approved by AIPH

  • By GreenTech & AIPH
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  • 13 June 2017

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has granted approval to GreenTech as the first ‘Class D...

The Floating Food Farm - For healthy and sustainable food

Fresh food is no longer a dependable resource worldwide as demand for healthy and sustainable food is rising. The basis of th...

Benefits of Nature seeks help creating a realtime footprint

Benefits of Nature introduces “green living for everyone". They do this by making the horticultural sector more sustain...

Holland Horticulture Forefront Oerlemans

GreenTech is the platform for the international horticulture industry. GreenTech provides concrete answers to essential quest...

How is ISO Group doing?

As a family company, in 2002 ISO Group started to develop and deliver machinery for covered horticulture. ISO Group spec...

How it's done - Mardenkro ReduSystems

Mardenkro ReduSystems, one of the GreenTech 2018 exhibitors, is the name of a group of removable coatings that gives the grow...

GreenTech Horticultures Business Update

Welcome at the GreenTech. The platform for the international horticulture industry. GreenTech provides concrete answers to es...

GreenTech on the Road in Milan

The next edition of the GreenTech Amsterdam Trade Show is scheduled for 12 - 13 - 14 July 2018 with the Summit taking place t...

Product quality is no longer a nice to have

Product quality is no longer a nice to have

  • By Ertan Conca
  • |
  • 19 December 2016

Flier Systems provides innovative automation solutions for the horticulture industry. Like many other companies their product...

Automated protection against the increasing risk of extreme weather

Automated protection against the increasing risk of extreme weather

  • By GreenTech & APS Holland
  • |
  • 19 December 2016

The effects of hail or storms on crops and plants can be devastating. With extreme weather conditions on the increase around ...

Connect, inspire, share and be helpful

Connect, inspire, share and be helpful

  • By Mariska Dreschler
  • |
  • 19 December 2016

Hi, I’m Mariska Dreschler. As connector of horticulture professionals like growers and technology suppliers we as GreenTech a...

Water storage is not something to wait with

Water storage is not something to wait with

  • By Pieter Buwalda
  • |
  • 19 December 2016

Buwatec has recently taken steps to make a usual solution more flexible, affordable and safer to install – steel tanks. Right...

Controlling by drain percentage is essential for Gerbera cultivation

Controlling by drain percentage is essential for Gerbera cultivation

  • By GreenTech & Priva
  • |
  • 21 April 2016

The characteristic feature of Gerbera horticulture is the enormous variety of colours in the greenhouse. Each colour, however...