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Tuesday, August 22, 2017


CAN(QC): Havecon to build 250,000 sq. ft. greenhouse for Hydropothecary

Quebec medicinal marijuana grower Hydropothecary is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Havecon Projects for the delivery and installation of a 250,000 sq. ft. Dutch designed, state-of-the-art Venlo style greenhouse. The new greenhouse will be build at the company's 65 acre.....

Merhi family sells farm:

Australia: 5000m2 hydroponic business for sale in NSW

The Australian Merhi family is selling their greenhouse operations in Galston, a rural suburb located in the Hills District of Sydney. Those who are looking to start a new hydroponic greenhouse adventure in Australia, might consider this 5 acre business opportunity in New South Wales.George Merhi explained.....

New project to integrate Dutch water technology in Mexican horticulture

Worldwide, one of the main challenges in the horticultural industry is water scarcity and low quality water. Although very successful in the Netherlands, the Dutch supply industry face problems to integrate these water technical solutions in the international setting where water problems are even much more.....

CAN(ON):Chibante's Kingsville operation also joins Mastronardi

Mastronardi Produce is continuing to expand their local program, this time with an exclusive partnership with Golden Acre Farms. The greenhouse facility, located in Kingsville Ontario, will bring Sunset brand cucumbers to more Canadians year-round.“This local partnership right here in Kingsville will enable.....

De Ruiter's yellow pepper DRPB1161 is called Sardinero

When new varieties from De Ruiter are tested at growers, it often happens under a specific number. When a variety heads for a major and long-term international success, that variety deserves a beautiful, appropriate name. And that certainly applies for one of the new yellow peppers from De Ruiter,.....

August 25, Tucson

US (AZ): Biosphere 2, CEAC and innovative food production

The next CEAC Covering Environments Seminar will be held Friday, August 25th, from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM in the CEAC Lecture Room (1951 E. Roger Road).At 4:15 PM, Joaquin Ruiz, PhD (Executive Dean Colleges of Letters, Arts & Science; VP for Innovation, UofA) will give his presentation entitled.....

China: E Agri signs JV agreement for development of 8-hectare site

E Agri announced the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement with its growing partner in Yixing, Jiangsu Province, China. The 51% E Agri owned joint venture will be trading as Jiangsu E Agriculture Science and Technology Company Limited. Following the first official Board meeting on 20 July 2017, a signing.....


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Turkish investor starts organic fertiliser production in Zambia

A Turkish investor has started producing organic fertiliser to make farming more productive and profitable for farmers in the country.Organic Agriculture Development Zambia Limited is using natural materials readily available in Zambia for the production of organic fertiliser for smallholder and commercial.....


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Syngenta celebrates 150 years in vegetable seeds

On July 1, 2017, Syngenta celebrated 150 years in vegetable seeds.Sluis and Groot, a legacy company of Syngenta, was founded in 1867 in the Netherlands as exporters of cabbage seeds. Today, Syngenta has 30 crop species and 2,500 varieties.“We are very proud of our long heritage in vegetable seeds,” said.....


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Grafted plants the new standard for Chinese solar greenhouses

China is home to a big growth market for Spanish horticultural machinery developer Conic System. In order to supply the Chinese market as optimally as possible, the company has teamed up with Liaoning Yinong Agri-Tech Co., for the sales, distribution and services of the Conic Systems line-up of.....


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The story behind Nature Fresh' Tomz

Tomz have taken the produce industry by storm. Launched in June of 2016, this line of snacking tomatoes is defined by a focus on flavor, consistency and quality.“Who’s Tom? He grows some awesome tomatoes!” is a quote Herman Fehr of NatureFresh hears fairly frequently when sampling Tomz tomatoes, as they.....


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Earthcycle earns OK Compost certification for Europe

In line with CKF’s vision to increase export markets for Earthcycle, the company is pleased to announce that its line of moulded fibre packaging for produce is guaranteed to be biodegrade in industrial compost settings, according to European standard EN 13432. AB Vincotte is one of the certifying bodies for.....


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Ghana: Agro input dealers schooled on salesmanship

Thirty-four agro inputs dealers from six districts in the Northern Region have completed a three-day workshop on Agro inputs Salesmanship in Tamale.The workshop was organised by the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC) with facilitation by Tradeline.....


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Choosing a substrate for hydroponic production

When selecting a substrate for growing hydroponic leafy greens, lettuces and microgreens, the type of production system should be one of the first factors considered.by David Kuack for Hort AmericasThe type of hydroponic production system a grower is going to use can impact his choice of substrate.“Any.....


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NOSB picks up hydroponic discussions again

Last week the National Organic Standards Board held a teleconference webcast in which they once again discussed hydroponics. And once again there was no consensus whether they can or can not be certified USDA Organics.The meeting was open to members of the public to listen to NOSB board members discussing.....


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STK signs distribution agreement with Syngenta Australia

STK (Stockton), a company in the development and marketing of botanical based solutions for food protection, has signed a Commercialization and Distribution agreement with Syngenta Australia (Syngenta). The agreement grants Syngenta the exclusive right to distribute STK’s Timorex Gold biofungicide for.....


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August 25, Tucson

US (AZ): Biosphere 2, CEAC and innovative food production

The next CEAC Covering Environments Seminar will be held Friday, August 25th, from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM in the CEAC Lecture Room (1951 E. Roger Road).At 4:15 PM, Joaquin Ruiz, PhD (Executive Dean Colleges of Letters, Arts & Science; VP for Innovation, UofA) will give his presentation entitled.....


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Amazon experiments with meals that stay fresh for months

Losses keep increasing for HelloFresh

Number of promotions in UK stores falls by 25%: IRIThe pressure on UK retailers to be more transparent in their pricing has seen the number of promotions fall to their lowest levels in 10 years, according to a new study from IRI. The study shows that there has been a 25% reduction in the number of items on.....


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US: Indoor Farms of America receives investment from Co-Alliance

Indoor Farms of America has completed the final phase of its initial relationship with Co-Alliance, one of the nation's oldest, largest and most diverse traditional agriculture companies. This final phase comes in the form of an equity investment in Indoor Farms of America. Terms of the transaction are.....


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CAN(QC): Havecon to build 250,000 sq. ft. greenhouse for Hydropothecary

Quebec medicinal marijuana grower Hydropothecary is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Havecon Projects for the delivery and installation of a 250,000 sq. ft. Dutch designed, state-of-the-art Venlo style greenhouse. The new greenhouse will be build at the company's 65 acre.....


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