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Tuesday, January 17, 2017


"Greenhouses cause light pollution"

Canada: Medicine Hat airport experiencing difficulties from expanded lit greenhouses

Alberta greenhouse operations near the airport of Medicine Hat are topic of a new discussion in regards to light pollution. According to the manager of the regional airport says the assimilation light of the greenhouses have made acquiring the runway very tricky.An article on MedicineHatNews.com, informs.....

Danish herb grower trials multi layer unit

Danish herb grower Rosborg Gartneriet has carried out special trials to research the potential of herb cultivation in the multilayer growing system from Viemose-Driboga. Over the last six months, Rosborg used the Multi Green Grow unit of Viemose to grow Basil, chives and parsley in an automated multilayer.....

Aphria expands Leamington facility to 1,000,000 sq. ft.

Aphria Inc. is pleased to announce that its Board approved a $137 million capital project, known internally as Part IV expansion. The project will increase Aphria's capacity under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations from 300,000 square feet to 1,000,000 square feet. In addition to the.....

US (IL): FarmedHere indoor farm shuts down

FarmedHere, a commercial-scale hydroponic farm in Bedford Park, had lofty goals of expanding to cities across the U.S. and beyond. The company was "on the precipice of international expansion," then-CEO Matt Matros said in July 2015.Early last year, Matros announced a $23 million, 60,000-square-foot indoor.....

February 27 - March 3, Pune

Greenhouse & Hydroponic Training comes to India

Graeme Smith Consulting with Delish Veggies announces the first delivery of a Greenhouse Technical Management training course in Pune, India for 5 days (Monday 27th February to Friday 3rd March 2017).This course is suitable for hobby & commercial growers, suppliers, advisors, researchers and investors to.....

ErfGoed presents total cultivation floor concept at IPM

ErfGoed is familiar to the market because of the cultivation floors that the company installs both in the Netherlands and abroad. At the IPM fair later this month, however, the company will be presenting a 'total concept’. In the words of managing director Hugo Paans, that shift is inextricably linked with.....


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Enviva launches Wood Supply Tracking System

Enviva Holdings, LP, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, publicly released the first data from its groundbreaking Track & Trace (T&T) program. T&T is a proprietary system that enables Enviva to track every truckload of wood the company procures from the forest back to its source,.....


Fertilizersmore »


Researchers discover greenhouse bypass for nitrogen

Removal of excess nitrogen (N) can best be achieved through denitrification processes that transform N in water and terrestrial ecosystems to di-nitrogen (N2) gas. The greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) is considered an intermediate or end-product in denitrification pathways. Both abiotic and biotic.....


Breedingmore »


Hazera shows off pink tomato in China

An open day was held on January 11th for Hazera’s new, TY-resistant pink tomato variety Fendi, in Zhuanghe, Liaoning province. More than 400 growers from the region attended the open day and visited the demonstration greenhouses."We were thrilled by the excellent performances of the variety: high yield, good.....


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Personalised sorting system; ViSort:

New external monitoring feature creates new possibilities

The needs of every company are unique, even those working with the same fresh products, and Polish company Sorter has recognised that, by offering a sorting system which can be customised to suit the individual needs of each customer. Application of their own technological ideas and solutions, along with.....


Product Infomore »


China: Production of Guangxi Luffa heading to next level

"At present, the Luffas (or loofahs) of Dahua county are manufactured into a juice that can be used for skincare products, shampoo, body wash and other similar products. It is sold to Beijing, Shanghai, Canton, Hainan and other places. It is even sold abroad to Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Spain and other.....


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NL: Rainbow Kleinpak starts new year with new sorting location

Rainbow Kleinpak starts the new year at a new sorting location in Middenmeer, the Netherlands. “We did not actually dare to dream this would happen,” says manager Chiel Mostert. “We gave the assignment late in July, and exactly three months ago, the foundation stone was laid. Twins Bouw constructed the new.....


Marketingmore »


Prominent Shopper Model

Fruit and vegetables as ambassadors of a store concept

Do you choose unprocessed, prepared, or ready-made products? The range of fruit and vegetables keeps expanding and creates more revenue. Therefore, it is the perfect category to add character to a store concept.The fruit and vegetable category is on the rise. Of the existing range, sales are increasing and.....


Substratesmore »


More Dutch and Belgium growers choose for coir substrate:

"Double layered bag has been a game changer"

While most of the greenhouse growers in Belgium and the Netherlands can be considered as avid users of stone wool substrates, the amount of growers that make a shift towards the use of coir substrate slightly increases by the year. This is confirmed by Wim Roosen of Dutch Plantin. "We see that there is more.....


Organicmore »

US: Organic Certification Cost Share Program

OCCSP provides cost share assistance to producers and handlers of agricultural products who are obtaining or renewing their certification under the National Organic Program (NOP). Certified operations may receive up to 75 percent of their certification costs paid during October 1, 2016, through September 30,.....


Coolingmore »

Cold storage capacity increasing globally

Total capacity of cold stores reached a size of 600 million m3 globally in 2016, an increase of 8.6 per cent compared to 2014. The storage capacity in most European countries, however, decreased during this period.In 2016, China built the most new cold stores; 31 million m3 extra space was added. India still.....


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More pesticides than iron in Indian spinach

Spinach, well known for its rich iron content, comes laced with insecticides in Hyderabad as found by a study published recently by researchers from the Department of Entomology at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University.To carry out the study, researchers G Geetha and C Sreenivas,.....


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Should you bribe kids to eat their veggies?

With figures showing that one in 10 British pupils are obese when they start primary school and only one in five children eat vegetables every day, the issue of how to get kids to eat healthy continues to be fiercely debated. The answer, according to obesity campaigner Tam Fry, is controversial: bribe them.....


Eventsmore »

Broader focus on fruit & vegetable production at IPM 2017

From January 24 to 27, 2017, the international green sector will be guests at Messe Essen. At IPM Essen, around 1,600 exhibitors from 50 countries will show their innovations in the Plants, Technology, Floristry and Garden Features areas. This year's edition of the fair will focus on fruit and vegetable.....


Retailmore »


Spar Spain launches ‘organic-focused’ store | Russian Lenta creating buying alliance

Amazon to add 100.000 employees | Sobeys CEO named

Spar Zimbabwe positions itself for future growthSpar Zimbabwe has announced plans to grow its business further in 2017, having established itself as a new, wholly locally owned company last year. At the start of 2016, Spar International granted Spar Zimbabwe shareholders the licence to operate the.....


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US (IL): FarmedHere indoor farm shuts down

FarmedHere, a commercial-scale hydroponic farm in Bedford Park, had lofty goals of expanding to cities across the U.S. and beyond. The company was "on the precipice of international expansion," then-CEO Matt Matros said in July 2015.Early last year, Matros announced a $23 million, 60,000-square-foot indoor.....


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US (PA): Company eyes Pocono for MMJ facility

A California company wants to build a cannabis growing and processing operation in Pocono Township.Consultants representing CannaMed of Thousand Oaks, California, have asked the Pocono Township Board of Supervisors to clarify its zoning definitions to allow it to grow medical marijuana. The township.....


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