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Friday, July 22, 2016

Woohoo, we go on 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 again. In the coming two weeks, we won't publish any newsletters. On Monday the 8th of August we will be back with a new dose of energy to report to you the latest news and innovations in our industry.

We wish you a very nice vacation / fijne vakantie / felices fiestas / bonnes vacances / schöne Ferien / 美妙的假期 !

Chris Higgins, Hort Americas:

"It's not about owning a greenhouse or vertical farm, it's about creating positive change"

When Chris Higgins and his partners founded Hort Americas in 2009, they never expected that their business would become one of the most important suppliers to the burgeoning controlled environment agriculture industry in North America. Hort Americas started as a partnership between a small group of young.....

Maria´s Farm looking for final investors:

Australia: After major setback, Maria's Farm hopes for completion with help of new investors

After many years of obtaining building permits and financing, Dutchman Cor Disselkoen's ambitious plan to realize a 16,5 hectare greenhouse project in New South Wales seemed to be on track when the construction took off last year. But unfortunately he experienced another major setback in January this year,.....

Gremon launches new Trutina system:

"Keep you updated on every breath your plants take"

Seeing a real time activity of a crop and adjust the growing strategies based on this information from basically any location. This was the objective of Hungarian horticultural solutions provider Gremon Systems when developing their Trutina weight based activity evaluation and decision tool. After years of.....

Greenhouse Horticulture and Plant Factory Exhibition Conference:

See you at GPEC in Tokyo?

HortiDaily will be visiting the biannual Greenhouse Horticulture and Plant Factory Exhibition Conference that will be held in Tokyo from Wednesday July 27 to Friday July 2. A large number of companies active in Japanese controlled environment agriculture industry will be exhibiting at this show in the Tokyo.....

Buying own cleaning machine becomes more attractive:

Be prepared to clean the inner glass by the end of the season

While the end of the season may still seem a bit far away, you'd better be well prepared for it and have a look at your disinfection strategies. Are you going to clean the inside of your greenhouse while empty? And if yes, are you going to do it by hand, hire a contractor or do a bit of DIY and build your.....

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Nuclear-powered CHP: coming soon?

While many different fuels are used in combined heat and power generation, one that has yet to make its mark is nuclear fission. However, a UK consortium believes it will be able to break into the CHP market with its design, writes David Flin. In 2008, URENCO, a global uranium enrichment company based in the.....

Fertilizersmore »

Yara reports strong deliveries and production, but lower margins

Yara International delivered weaker underlying second-quarter results compared with a year earlier. EBITDA excluding special items was 22% lower, as weaker fertilizer prices were only partly offset by positive energy and currency translation gains. "Yara reports strong deliveries and production, but margins.....

Breedingmore »

Korean breeder Asia Seed introduces purple vegetables

There are tons of Japanese green leafy vegetables for salad in the world, but there are very limited varieties for different colors.Asia Seed in Korea has bred and released special purple colored ones for the Japanese green baby-leaf and fresh market. There are about 33 varieties in the breeding program......

Machinesmore »

Techmek introduces new Multibelt paperpot machine

Italian machine manufacturer Techmek has recently introduced the new Multibelt paper pot machine. According to Aldo Maggion of Techmek, the machine has been developed with the goal to achieve a high production of pots using just one paperpot pipe. "Speed and providing a really high working flexibility,.....

Product Infomore »

The benefits of using Trianum and Vidi Parva in propagation

Top shape is achieved by starting at the basis. A healthy and vital root system translates directly to the condition of the plant. Trianum and Vidi Parva are products that can contribute to this. Especially during propagation when the Trianum mold then has time to properly settle on the roots, creating a.....

Packagingmore »

Australia's new country of origin food labels come into effect

Australia’s new country of origin food labelling laws come into effect today, July 1, helping Aussie consumers find out more about their food.The Australian Made Campaign’s (AMCL) famous Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) kangaroo logo will feature on most new labels, along with a bar chart showing.....

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GemüseTV: new, fresh recipes with Swiss vegetables

There is no shortage of new ideas for fresh vegetables. The ‘Verband Schweizer Gemüseproduzenten’ (the bond of Swiss vegetable producers) recorded several classics, but also some recipes, for the website ‘GemüseTV.’ The films are presented by either blogger Zoe Torinesi or veggie chef Pascal Haag, who.....

Substratesmore »

Oasis introduces plugs with friendly bonding technology

Oasis Grower Solutions had their new Terra Plugs on display at the Cultivate conference in Columbus, Ohio last month. Vijay Rapaka, Grower Research Manager at Smither-Oasis, explained that the new plugs use an unique patented horticultural friendly bonding technology. With this technology, a wide variety of.....

Organicmore »

Iceland: Organic web shop delivers in 90 minutes within Reykjavik area

Like many other countries the demand for organic products in Iceland is growing quickly. Especially in recent years. Thordur Halldorsson is a passionate organic grower in Iceland, he also started a perforce sales organisation to market the products and set up an import organisation to complete the.....

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UK: 'Wash salad' advice after E. coli deaths

Two people have died in the UK from an E. coli outbreak which has also infected more than 150 people. In light of this, shoppers are being advised to thoroughly wash mixed salad leaves amid concern that this food could be the source of the outbreak. Public Health England (PHE) say that they are still working.....

Healthmore »

Australian veg industry calls for shift in thinking on healthy eating

The national body representing the Australian vegetable industry has called for a shift in the nation’s mindset about what constitutes healthy eating, following a new report highlighting an international trend towards vegetable-based daily diets.The latest report from the Project Harvest tracking study,.....

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Photo Report Cultivate '16

PHOTO REPORT Here is the photo report of Cultivate ’16, the largest all-industry horticulture exposition and convention in North America. This three-day event concluded last Tuesday and brought together a nicely balanced mix of greenhouse technology, supplies, seeds, ornamental starting material and finished.....

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Weis Markets to buy 38 Food Lion stores | Sainsbury's stops multi-buy promotions

UK farmers formally complain over supermarkets 'fake' farm brands

UK: Waitrose launches fruit sushi -Waitrose is the first UK supermarket to exclusively launch ‘frushi’ - a new type of sushi made with fruit instead of seafood, the company says in a press release. Waitrose is stocking a pack of four ‘frushi rolls’ which have fruit centres enrobed with sushi rice and then.....

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US (MO): Nile Valley to bring 100,000 pounds of food to food desert

In a neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri, blighted by crime and lack of economic opportunity, a transformation is taking place. A vacant lot less than an acre in size has been cleared and a greenhouse has been built that will house a self-sustaining aquaponics system. Already growing on the property are.....


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