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Friday, July 25, 2014

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The Hortidaily team wishes you a very nice vacation!
After a busy year in which we visited a lot of great exhibitions and met a lot of amazing people, it's time for the Hortidaily team to take a small break. The coming two weeks, we won't publish any newsletters. On Monday the 11th of August we will be back with a new dose of energy to report to you the latest.....

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Japanese horticulture is heading towards a healthy future:
Photo report GPEC Tokyo, Japan
Last week, from July 23-25, the GPEC took place at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre in Japan. Besides a fair amount of international exhibitors, a large submission of Japanese companies showcased their innovations and supplies during this biannual exhibition and conference for Greenhouse.....

BrightFarms asks for help to build hydroponic greenhouse in Washington
BrightFarms is thrilled to announce the launch of their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. As they prepare to break ground in Washington, DC on the world's most productive urban farm, they're turning to the BrightFarms community to request your help. A successful Indiegogo campaign will provide confidence.....

US (NJ): Arthur and Friends to open new greenhouse using American Hydroponics' NFT System
The Arthur and Friends mission is simple: Provide jobs to those that would otherwise not have the opportunity. This includes disabled, developmentally delayed and handicapped individuals. Arthur and Friends will be opening their newest greenhouse which will provide produce for the premiere event space at.....

UK: BTGA announces theme for 2014 Conference: 'An invitation to innovation'
The 2014 British Tomato Growers’ Association (BTGA) Conference, is bigger and better than ever, all this and a fantastic new venue. Our 2014 theme? ‘An invitation to innovation’.Over the last few years, the British Tomato Conference has grown in reputation, proving itself to be the place to meet, to network.....

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Van der Knaap Group:
Dutch winner of Ambassador Prize 2014 puts a spotlight on Sri Lankan business partner
Ron van der Knaap, owner of Van der Knaap Group from Kwintsheul The Netherlands, has put a spotlight on its Sri Lankan sister company Growrite Substrates during a big business dinner in the Sri Lankan Kingsbury Hotel.Top official Simon Smits of Foreign Affairs, Minister A.P. Jagath Pushpakumara, Ambassador.....

Record number of attendees celebrate the industry in Columbus, Ohio
Photo report Cultivate '14
So here it is; the photo report that we made during Cultivate’14, the largest all-industry horticulture exposition and convention in North America. The show concluded last Tuesday with more than 10,000 attendees. According to the organization, this is the event’s best attendance in more than a decade......

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GPEC 2014, Tokyo, Japan.

GPEC 2014, Tokyo, Japan.

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Gautier Seeds Tomato Trials 2014

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Using the Agrifast TOM System

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Energymore »

Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye
Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel.Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in.....

Fertilizersmore »

Tailored precision nutrition delivers multiple benefits
“Employing our award-winning AngelaWeb software programme and Agrolution all-in-one fertigation range, Everris is delivering tailored precision nutrition programmes to UK fruit growers bringing benefits in yield, quality and convenience,” says Scott Garnett, Everris specialty agriculture manager speaking at.....

Solufeed publishes new Plant Health Cure brochure
Hot off the press the new Plant Health Cure (PHC) product Guide from Solufeed.PHC Solufeed Broc Front CoverEighteen information-packed pages explore PHC's range of natural products for improving plant growth, including fertilizers, soil improvers and water management tools.To get your printed copy call 01243.....

Machinesmore »

Higher capacity ISO Group’s automatic grafting machine ISO Graft 1100
Recent field tests with the brand new ISO Graft 1100 have proven a higher capacity of the ISO Graft 1100. The increased capacity is reached thanks to an improved design for the machine’s final version. In June this year ISO Group successfully launched the brand new ISO Graft 1100 at the GreenTech.....

Harvest Automation robots help improve profit margins
Anyone who is close to the Nursery and Greenhouse industry knows from experience that prices and profit margins are moving in the wrong direction. Data below from the Florida Department of Agriculture support this notion.National data also exhibit this trend in prices. The Consumer Price Index shows a clear.....
Award-winning Ethylene Analyzer featured at American Society of Horticultural Science Conference
CID Bio-Science is pleased to announce the award-winning CI-900 Portable Ethylene Analyzer will be featured at the American Society of Horticultural Science (ASHS) Annual Meeting in July. The CI-900 will be featured at the ASHS workshop “New Innovations in Commercial Horticultural Applications” in a session.....

Product Infomore »

A+G van den Bosch on Paskal weighing system
Assessing effectiveness of cultivation measures on graphs
From the start of the current season, the tomato grower A+G van den Bosch is working with the Paskal weighing system, by monitoring the weight of plants it is possible to assess the effectiveness of the cultivation measures. "You think something has a beneficial effect, but is that true? We can now read it.....

Breedingmore »

AU: Kale suppliers say rapid rise of popularity leading to worldwide shortage
One of the world's major kale seed suppliers says it has run out of every variety of the trendy vegetable. "You could describe it as embarrassing to us, but it's just one of those things that's happened on a global basis," Tony Hubbard from Bejo Seeds, which is based in the Netherlands, said. "It's caught us.....

Packagingmore »

Oppy goes back to school with Sesame Street
A wide assortment of Oppy products are getting in character right now, suiting up for a comprehensive ’eat brighter!’ roll out. The marketer’s first offering―a mesh bag filled with seedless, easy-peel citrus featuring Cookie Monster for back-to-school promotions―will hit the shelves by.....

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Tic Tac promotes new flavour
Two tons of apples burst greenhouse
To promote the new flavour of the Tic Tac-candy, every week the company throws two tons of apples on an object. First at a drum, then they hit a caravan and last week the apples were thrown at a greenhouse. And this is what happened:How did they do it?The complete month of July consumers can vote on which.....

Substratesmore »

Delivering moisture control and efficiency savings at Fruit Focus
At a time when soft fruit growers are keen to make efficiency savings, Cocogreen is using economies of scale and a direct route to market to offer highly competitively priced coir products offering Moisture Control Technology, says Thomas Ogden, speaking at Fruit Focus this week. “As more and more growers.....

Organicmore »

Canada: Organic food worth the hefty price tag for students?
With a greater focus on health in Vancouver, large chain supermarkets have been offering more organic foods. But how often do students actually buy organic food, especially when a cheaper conventional version is displayed right next to it?Students are faced with the decision to either spend their money on.....

Coolingmore »

Netherlands: Nijssen realizes climate chambers for new greenhouse complex Radboud University Nijmegen
For the Radboud University Nijmegen Nijssen realised five climate chambers and a conditioned research room. Two cold rooms were built, one of which is used for storing plant seeds. For the research the Test and Genebank Department performs, the university is building a new greenhouse complex including.....

Food Safetymore »

Nepal records high pesticide residue in vegetables
As much as 14 percent of vegetable items being supplied in Nepal's capital Kathmadu have been detected with pesticide residue which is harmful for consumption, a state body said here Friday.A month-long laboratory test conducted by Plant Protection Directorate (PPD) under the Ministry of Agricultural.....

Healthmore »

AU: Supermarkets to make healthy snacking easier
While Australians are still not eating the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables, research shows the fastest growing consumer trend is healthy snacks.Australia is following Europe's lead, where sales of snacking vegetables grew by 337 per cent over three years, between 2009-2011, in the.....

Eventsmore »

UK: Keep up to date with latest issues affecting British Ornamental Plant Producers
Retailers, growers and suppliers to the garden industry are invited to attend the British Ornamental Plant Producers (BOPP) AGM & Technical Seminar which takes place on Thursday 25 September 2014 at the Oak Tree Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. The event will bring guests together to learn about and discuss.....

Retailmore »

Partnership with national design college to challenge paradigms:
AmericanHort launches initiative to explore the future of garden retail
The future of garden retail is being explored with a new initiative announced this week by AmericanHort at Cultivate’14. Over the next 12 months, the association will engage its membership and consumers in a project to explore and then identify strategies to expand garden retail. Along with the Horticultural.....


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