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Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Agrikol: building greenhouses worldwide

“A lot of people doesn’t necessarily mean a success”

“Will the project be completed fast enough and exactly like I want it, will the price be the best and will our company information be safe?” According to Nikola Petković of Agrikol, this is what companies care about most when it comes to hiring companies to build your greenhouse with. Since Agrikol.....

“ReduSystems: The bright side of growing”

Mardenkro publishes second book

Following the first book, Mardenkro publishes a second book called “ReduSystems: The bright side of growing”. This book highlights the new product AntiReflect and explains how this product ensures a light gain of approximately 3% on existing horticultural glass. Mardenkro, known for their ReduSystems.....

Kevin Pittoors, Primato:

"We cannot permit a power failure"

Primato grows tomatoes on a total surface of 125,000 m2. For the powering and heating of their greenhouses, they use a combined heat and power (CHP) installation, driven by GE Jenbacher 624 engine. The newly developed Q8 Mahler GR8 was successfully tested in this challenging application and resulted in.....

Wireless system for climate control and irrigation

After having been rewarded with the Innovation Award at the final Horti Fair exhibition, a few years ago, Sercom Regeltechniek BV, from Lisse, the Netherlands, have once again made a step in the further development of automatic climate control and storage.With the release of the Wireless Xtender, Sercom have.....

Substrate solutions on IPM Essen

At the 2018 International Plant Fair (IPM), Klasmann-Deilmann will be presenting proven and innovative substrate solutions developed with one purpose in mind: to ensure, promote and enhance the sustainable growth of crops in commercial horticulture.The world’s need for crops cannot remotely be met unless.....

Canada: Vegetable growers convert to cannabis to help boost margins

Ahead of Canada's legalization of recreational cannabis, a slew of partnerships are cropping up between greenhouse farms and medical cannabis companies."When we started, the margins were fantastic," says Michael DeGiglio, chief executive officer of Village Farms. He started the vegetable greenhouse company.....

East-West Seed appoints new chairman of the board

East-West Seed has appointed Ard Groot as Chairman of the Supervisory Board (SB) effective 1 January 2018. He succeeds his father and company founder Simon Groot, who will continue to serve the Board as Honorary Chairman and Founder."I'm greatly inspired to take up this role, with the support of our members.....


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Russia plans combined heat and power upgrades

The Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation has published ‘fundamental principles’ for its modernization program of combined heat and power stations, Decentralized Energy reports.The plan to upgrade the facilities is scheduled for 2022-2035 period, with modernization of up to 76 GW per year scheduled.....

California grower increases solar power capacity

D’Arrigo California, a grower, packer and shipper of fruits and vegetables based in Salinas, has installed an additional 1.1 MW of solar power. This third phase of the D’Arrigo California project is located in Gonzales, CA and brings the company’s current total solar capacity to 3.3 MW. A fourth phase adding.....


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PRO-MIX is launched in France

Premier Tech Horticulture is launching its PRO‑MIXMC line for off-soil vegetable productions in France. As the new year starts, the company steps into the vegetable production picture with a product line relying on both Premier Tech Horticulture's expertise and the effectiveness of the microorganisms.....


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Kraig Kuykendall, Tozer Seeds America:

"Mini Sweet Pepper Line sees tremendous growth"

Tozer Seeds America’s mini sweet pepper line called the Sweetie series has experienced tremendous growth and been praised by growers for their uniformity and heavy yield. In addition to their uniformity and heavy yield, the Sweetie series have vibrant colors, offer good open seed cavity, are great in open.....


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ISO Group at IPM Essen

New combination machine for cutting planting and transplanting

At the coming World Trade Fair for Horticulture at IPM in Essen, scheduled for 23 up to and including 26 January 2018, the ISO Group will unveil a new machine, which is a combination of the ISO Cutting Planter 2500 (automatic cutting planter machine) and the ISO Vision Planter (transplanter).Globally, more.....


Product Infomore »


Mushrooms becoming fashionable

In the fresh produce world, mushrooms were already a successful and exotic product, but the crop might also be interesting as base material to replace high-quality fabrics such as leather. Myomy do goods became curious about this, and designed a luxurious fashion accessory for the material. Next Sunday they.....


Packagingmore »


New produce printing method uses food colouring

A method for printing fruit and vegetables with food colouring has been developed by Kellermeister Manns GmbH.The trick is to print round objects of varying shape and diameter without bruising. The company uses a process with special food dyes that they claim do not affect the fruit's taste or shelf life......


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"More fresh vegetables: Make it easier for consumers"

It is a well-known fact that fruit and vegetables are a healthy choice. Nevertheless, various factors are keeping consumers from eating fresh vegetables more often. How can we inspire them to choose a healthy option? By making it easier for consumers; easy as pie, actually, according to Wim van den Berg of.....


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US (MI): Managing substrate pH of soilless substrates

Did you know different substrate components in soilless mixes have different pHs? Peat moss and aged pine bark only have a natural pH between 3.0 and 4.0. The optimal substrate pH for most greenhouse and nursery crops, however, is between 5.4 and 6.4 (Figure 1). Therefore, soilless substrate manufacturers.....


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New seed cultivation cooperation the Zaderij founded

A group of growers and care farms who multiply seeds from seedproof varieties have united in a cooperation named the Zaderij. The members of the cooperation believe that breeding, selection and seed cultivation is now too dependent on a small number of large seed companies and that the influence of.....


Coolingmore »

Nuagaon, Sundergarh:

Absence of cold storage: Indian tomato farmers resort to distress sales

While they have yet to recover from last year’s distress sale of tomatoes, farmers in Nuagaon -in the Indian Sundargarh district- are being forced to go for distress sale again this year. In the absence of proper cold storage, farmers have no choice but to sell their produce at throwaway prices to middlemen......


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China: Stricter supervision of Shanghai strawberry growers

Shanghai's Agricultural Commission is increasing supervision of its food safety traceability system on strawberries to cover more local suppliers. This system enables Shanghai residents to find out the strawberries' origin and quality indexes, simply by scanning a QR code on the package.The Shanghai.....


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Lettuce Fusarium on two UK Growers

Rigorous hygiene practice is critical to prevent the risk of infection from lettuce Fusarium wilt, the potentially devastating disease recently detected on UK lettuce crops.To help protect crops, growers at a recent workshop organised by AHDB Horticulture were told it was essential to carry out their own.....


Eventsmore »


US (AZ): University of Arizona offers two CEA events

The University of Arizona has two events coming up for CEA professionals in March 2018.Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course - March 12-16, 2018The university is ramping up for its 17th annual conference. Take a look at the new lectures they’ve integrated into this year’s.....

Countries show their produce at Green Week

Berlin is hosting the International Green Week, where countries and regions from all over Europe are showcasing their products. The event organization has compiled an overview.Partner country Bulgaria: Taste the Flavour of the SunAll day long people are crowded around the many little market stalls in Hall.....

Pick up HortiDaily/FloralDaily Greenhouse Guide in Foyer Grugahalle stand A22

Vivid start of IPM Essen

The IPM Essen started this morning. There is no doubt that this trade fair has become the most important event for European horticulture and is very internationally oriented. More than 1,500 exhibitors from around 45 nations are exhibiting at the show. The atmosphere at the exhibition floor is already.....


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US: Join the Aquaponics Farm Bill Coalition

About every five years the Federal Government passes a massive, far-reaching “Farm Bill” with the main aim of providing an adequate national supply of food and nutrition. The Bill affects all facets of the U.S. food system including nutrition assistance, crop subsidies, crop insurance, research, and.....

Video: UVI aquaponics system overview

This video put together by Jason Danaher and the Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC) shows an overview the aquaponics system that served as the model for most of today's aquaponic systems.Source: Canadian Aquaponics

EU: Survey of plant pathogens in aquaponic systems

If you run an aquaponics system, then members of the EU Aquaponics Hub would like your help with their survey of plant pathogens (bacteria, fungi, insects) in aquaponic systems. Please take a few moments to fill in the Aquaponic plant pathogens survey, and send it to Peter Dapprich at.....


Medicinal productionmore »


US: MMJ investment company buys Florida grower

iAnthus, which owns, operates, and partners with licensed cannabis operations throughout the United States, has acquired through merger and acquisition transactions substantially all of the assets of GrowHealthy and certain related subsidiaries. The acquisition completes iAnthus' full-scale entry into the.....

CAN (BC): 700,000 sq.ft. MMJ greenhouse planned in South Okanagan

Penticton resident and owner of Poplar Grove Winery, Tony Holler, is preparing to build what would be the province's largest medical cannabis facility in the South Okanagan.A 700,000 square-foot greenhouse is proposed to be built in the Osoyoos Indian Band's Senkulmen Business Park, and will produce about.....


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