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Friday, August 28, 2015


Canada: "Nobody wants to take the risk with unwashed bags"

Washed growbags, super washed? What does it mean and why do some growers prefer these bags? We asked Rafael Bolinches of Projar about it; his company supplies washed and unwashed growbags to growers all over the world. "Leamington is an important area for us in regards to washed growbags, there is no grower.....

US: Houwelings launches waste heat & CO2 recovery system

Houweling’s Group has announced the launch of its patent pending waste heat and CO2 recovery system implementation at its Mona, Utah, greenhouse farm. While designed to complement Houweling’s patented Ultra Clima greenhouse, the unique recovery system will have applications in any controlled agriculture.....

Google Street View car pureed at Spanish tomato-throwing festival

When Google sent a Street View car into the Tomatina festival the plan was to capture “the magic and colour” of the messy event from all angles, but instead it ended up with footage of tomato-drenched revellers trashing the car.The local authority said the plan was for the car to travel the route of the.....

New FilmProtect fastening system:

Improved bubble film application provides more protection and stability

Bubble films are a common way to realize substantial energy savings in greenhouse operations. However, bubble films are known to be susceptible to a few issues; weak spots at the points where the film is attached to the structure decrease the lifetime. This is why TGU recently developed the stabilization.....

Hoogendoorn introduces customized alarms in process computer

Hoogendoorn introduces a new flexible alarm module for process computers that customers can program according to their wishes. Growers now have the option to choose certain periods, e.g. during day time or only in case of certain set point deviations. In addition, the alarm module can capture additional.....

Horticulture Business Days: The largest trade show in Dutch horticulture

From the 16th to the 18th of February 2016, the Dutch city of Gorinchem will be the centre of the entire horticulture branch. The Horticulture Business Days (Tuinbouw Relatiedagen) has grown into the largest Dutch trade fair for the horticulture sector. Evenementenhal, the organiser, has come to realise that.....


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US: Houwelings launches waste heat & CO2 recovery system

Houweling’s Group has announced the launch of its patent pending waste heat and CO2 recovery system implementation at its Mona, Utah, greenhouse farm. While designed to complement Houweling’s patented Ultra Clima greenhouse, the unique recovery system will have applications in any controlled agriculture.....


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UK taken to court over allowing use of banned pesticides

The UK government's decision to permit the use of two of three banned pesticides linked to declining bee populations is being challenged in high court by the environmental group, Friends of the Earth (FOE).In 2013, in a press release, the European Union restricted the use of three neonicotinoids.....


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Canada: Automated mushroom harvester can change the industry

The Robotics and Automation team at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) in Ontario, has been working on developing a robot that has the potential to significantly change Canada's fresh mushroom industry. Commercial mushroom production is labour-intensive. Not only does a mushroom crop require.....


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Spain: Five tomato varieties recovered

These are good times for Granada's tomatoes, specifically for five of its varieties: Huevo de Toro, Corazón de Cabrito, Rosa, Caqui and Ortega. Members of Graeco, Salvemos la Vega and the Seminar of Gastronomic and Oenology Studies (SEGE), together with researchers from the Departments of Nutrition and Food.....


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Syngenta plans to divest flower seeds business

Syngenta announced today its intention to divest its premium Flowers seeds business from its Lawn and Garden operating unit. Divestment would enable the new entity to play a leading role in the consolidation of the home gardening market, which is taking place in response to changes in the distribution and.....


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US: Fresh Express launches updated salad kits

Fresh Express has announced new and updated salad kits to meet continued growing demand for delicious healthier eating options. The brand's newest products include two new Chopped Kits and two new Gourmet Café Kits:New Chopped KitsBacon and Bleu with Greek Yogurt DressingSweet KaleNew Gourmet Café KitsSanta.....


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Cool greenhouse dancing video!

LZ Orchidee is a orchid grower specialized in Cymbidiums. Over the last years, the company started to focus on the cultivation of hanging Cymbidiums as potted plants and in particular the species of which the stems are hanging straight down due to their botanic characteristics, creating a cascade of flowers......


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Canada: "Nobody wants to take the risk with unwashed bags"

Washed growbags, super washed? What does it mean and why do some growers prefer these bags? We asked Rafael Bolinches of Projar about it; his company supplies washed and unwashed growbags to growers all over the world. "Leamington is an important area for us in regards to washed growbags, there is no grower.....


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US (CA): Cost of production study for organic strawberries available

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources has released a cost of production and estimated revenue study for organic strawberries. The study for organic strawberries takes into consideration growing conditions on the Central Coast of California and complying with the National Organic Program......


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India: Crackdown on dyed vegetables

After a crackdown on artificially ripened fruits, authorities on Friday said they were planning raids on vegetables markets, as most of greens were laced with copper sulphate and chemical dye which could even kill if consumed on a regular basis.Two days after the Hyderabad High Court ordered a crackdown on.....


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Research shows Aussies failing to eat enough fresh fruit

Australian Dietary Guidelines state that a small 125mL glass of fruit juice with no added sugar consumed occasionally can count towards a serve of fruit.Citrus Australia CEO, Judith Damiani, said the report revealed adults and children needed to increase the amount of fresh fruit they consumed. “We recommend.....


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Google Street View car pureed at Spanish tomato-throwing festival

When Google sent a Street View car into the Tomatina festival the plan was to capture “the magic and colour” of the messy event from all angles, but instead it ended up with footage of tomato-drenched revellers trashing the car.The local authority said the plan was for the car to travel the route of the.....


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Online Produce: A key battleground for consumer dollars

Fresh fruits and vegetables are quickly joining the ranks of the most profitable and rapidly growing segments of online shopping. While still a relatively new entry in the United States, the report indicates that the segment is growing and could reach as much as $25 billion dollars by the year 2023. The new.....


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Vertical Farming Pavilion for GreenTech Amsterdam 2016

GreenTech Amsterdam 2016 features a Vertical Farming Pavilion and adjoining conference. Following the latest trends, the newly arising Vertical Farming Industry will be represented at GreenTech Amsterdam. RAI Amsterdam is proud to announce a close cooperation between GreenTech and the Association for.....


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Byron Salazar, Ecoroses:

Ecuador: "We need to undertake action in order to survive"

Many growers are suffering from the situation in Russia as well as in Europe, this is also the case for Byron Salazar of Ecoroses, a rose production company in Ecuador. "Due to the devaluation of the rouble, the prices for roses have decreased drastically. Fortunately, our volumes shipped to Russia have.....


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