A deep dive into the techniques used to optimise the production of soft fruits in climate controlled greenhouses

Soft fruits are fruits that are generally small stoneless fruits. Most are grown in either glass or plastic covered climate controlled greenhouses. The news articles we provide, show innovations that enable fruit growers to optimise e.g. the indoor climate, soil, fertilizer, air humidity, irrigation systems and energy usage, to grow berries and other soft fruits in large quantities.

How can you make your greenhouse data work? | LetsGrow.com

How can you make your greenhouse data work? | LetsGrow.com

  • By GreenTech
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  • 28 May 2020

Peter Hendriks from Letsgrow.com, give us an insight into how data analysis can help indoor crop cultivators with optimisatio...

How does Van der Ende Group's business continue during a pandemic?

How does Van der Ende Group's business continue during a pandemic?

  • By GreenTech
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  • 26 May 2020

Mariska Dreschler (GreenTech) and Lex van der Ende (Van der Ende group), discuss how the company continues to support their c...

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.

VIDEO: AVAG talks about the impact of COVID-19 in greenhouses

VIDEO: AVAG talks about the impact of COVID-19 in greenhouses

  • By GreenTech
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  • 04 May 2020

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

Labour shortage | attracting young people into the soft fruit sector

Labour shortage | attracting 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
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  • 20 April 2020

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

How Agrikol deals with the Coronavirus impact | Q and A

How Agrikol deals with the Coronavirus impact | Q and A

  • By GreenTech
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  • 11 April 2020

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

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...

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 ...

Family-run soft fruit businesses well positioned to meet demands

Family-run soft fruit businesses well positioned to meet demands

  • 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...

Podcast | Vertical and Urban Farming

Podcast | Vertical and Urban Farming

  • By GreenTech
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 18 December 2019

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

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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 24 September 2019

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

GreenTech visited by Greenport Hub students

GreenTech visited by Greenport Hub students

  • By Centre for Sustainability
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  • 11 July 2019

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

GreenTech launches GreenTech Americas

GreenTech launches GreenTech Americas

  • By GreenTech
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 20 May 2019

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

New insights into data with Artificial Intelligence

New insights into data with Artificial Intelligence

  • By Jacco Strating for GreenTech
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  • 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
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  • 05 April 2019

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

News roundup: Robotics and autonomous greenhouses

News roundup: Robotics and autonomous greenhouses

  • By GreenTech
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  • 26 February 2019

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

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.

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Radical change in diet is needed for humanity and environment

Radical change in diet is needed for humanity and environment

  • By Nos.nl
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.

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...

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
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  • 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...

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

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

  • By Thrace group
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  • 06 June 2018

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

Smart farming: are drones becoming mainstream?

Smart farming: are drones becoming mainstream?

  • By Carmen Ferrari
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  • 30 May 2018

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

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
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  • 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
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  • 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...

GreenTech talks 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...

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 ...

Control your crop - grow your business!

Control your crop - grow your business!

  • By Senmatic LED grow lights
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  • 09 April 2018

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

The largest edition of GreenTech Amsterdam almost sold out

The largest edition of GreenTech Amsterdam almost sold out

  • By GreenTech
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  • 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 Amsterdam is the espresso among horticulture trade shows

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

GreenTech to be held annually

GreenTech to be held annually

  • By GreenTech
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  • 26 January 2018

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

Climate screens in greenhouses increase your yields and cut your costs

Climate screens in greenhouses increase your yields and cut your costs

  • By GreenTech
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  • 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...

Drones, Drones, Drones

Drones, Drones, Drones

  • By GreenTech
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  • 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
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  • 20 November 2017

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

Polish find top place within the horticulture technology market

Polish find top place within the 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...

Three metrics that’ll make you a better grower

Three metrics that’ll make you a better grower

  • By GreenTech
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  • 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
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  • 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...

Delicious but deadly. Too many pesticides used in strawberries

Delicious but deadly. Too many pesticides used in strawberries

  • By GreenTech
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  • 06 November 2017

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

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...

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...

Indian government uses space technology to boost horticulture

Indian government uses space technology to boost horticulture

  • By Sayantan Bera
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  • 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 ...

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
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  • 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...

Headgrower of the year Aron Hoff never stops learning

Headgrower of the year Aron Hoff never stops learning

  • By GreenTech
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  • 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...

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...

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...

Holland Horticulture Forefront Oerlemans

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

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...

Automated protection against the increasing risk of extreme weather

Automated protection against the increasing risk of extreme weather

  • By GreenTech & APS Holland
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  • 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...