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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Next newsletter on Monday!

Dear readers of HortiDaily,
This weekend we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of our publisher, Uitgeverij Boekhout. Our entire company is spending a few days in Paris, where we will celebrate this milestone with sightseeing and a special visit to the produce wholesale market of Rungis. For this reason there will be no newsletter tomorrow, we are back on Monday 30th of May.
Best regards from the entire team of HortiDaily on behalf of our publisher Pieter Boekhout.

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Bright Agotech launches Able

New online tool for planning diversified crop operations

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Removing old screen cloth in spring?

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CA (BC): $7.5-million quadgeneration project at Village Farms

When B.C.’s clean energy pioneer Quadrogen Power Systems was founded, producing four useful products from sewage or landfill gas was world-beating technology, thus the inclusion of “quad” in its name.Quadrogen has created a system to clean gas from the City of Vancouver’s landfill for a $7.5-million.....

September 1, 2016

Hummert plans annual customer appreciation event

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MSU offers course on greenhouse and horticultural lighting

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CA (BC): $7.5-million quadgeneration project at Village Farms

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Handbook for composting and compost use in organic horticulture

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US: Cornell plant breeder Bill Pardee dies at 86

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Sweet-pepper harvesting robot tested by Dutch grower

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Storage, processing, packaging, delivery

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Interko launches custom-fit coolers for glasshouses, packhouses

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UK professor develops modular aquaponics system

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