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Friday, September 19, 2014

outfitted with 13,000 LED GreenPower LED production modules from Philips
Japan: Osaka Prefectural University’s opens immense new city farm
Philips Horticulture LED Solutions has announced that GreenClocks New Generation City farm – a new city farm of Osaka Prefectural University Japan using Philips GreenPower LED production modules – has been opened on September 19, 2014. GCN City farm has been set up in an effort to promote city farms and to.....

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Educational sessions, Dutch Excellence and Project investment meetings
Additional business development sessions at Horti Asia
The preparations for Southeast Asia's premier event on horticulture and floriculture production and processing technology are in full swing. This year the event will be even more complete as the organization has announced three additional educational conference programs to the event;International.....

A Minute with Manotas:
Svensson’s new Americas president on climates, crop times and a century of solitude
As horticulture continues a time of unprecedented velocity of change, companies like Ludvig Svensson not only innovate but anticipate. Screens are no longer limited to shading to keep sun out and energy in – they’re a key to controlling the entire greenhouse climate. To get a total picture of how Svensson.....

US: Take the Seedstock Hydroponic Growers Survey Now!
Are you an American indoor grower utilizing a hydroponic, aquaponic or aeroponic growing system? If so, you should really take our survey. It will take you about 5 MINUTES and for your efforts we will provide you with a with a complimentary summary of the aggregated results. The information that you submit.....

Growers from Central America impressed during visit at Ter Laak Orchids
Yesterday, a group with leading growers from Central America visited the Phalaenopsis greenhouse of Richard and Eduard ter Laak of Ter Laak Orchids in the Netherlands. The visit took place as part of a three week during management training that was organized by horticulture cluster NethWork and the HAS.....

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Dutch strawberry grower Marc Munters wins Haifa’s iPhone 5S
Strawberry grower Marc Munters of Hamont-Achel (BE) has won the Scan&Win promotion of Haifa. He has become the winner of an iPhone 5S. The Scan&Win promotion is visible as a QR code on different Haifa fertilizer bags. After scanning the code on a bag Multi-K GG, Munters came on the action page on the.....

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UK Tomato Working Party visits Holland 2014

UK Tomato Working Party visits Holland 2014

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GPEC 2014, Tokyo, Japan.

GPEC 2014, Tokyo, Japan.

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Cultivate '14, Columbus OH, USA

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Photoreport Emsflower

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Gautier Seeds Tomato Trials 2014

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24th September 2014, Kenilworth, Warwickshire:
UK: Only a week to go until Farm Energy's Smart Energy Trading Event
During Farm Energy's Smart Energy Trading Event, you can learn the latest about the structure of the UK energy markets and how this affects your energy costs and income generation. As well as this a presentation will be held on the range of smart trading options available and how to select the one that’s.....

Fertilizersmore »

US (CA): Stanford research links malnutrition and pollination
Researchers with the Natural Capital Project discover micronutrient deficiencies are three times as likely to occur in areas dependent upon pollinating insects.A new study published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B suggests the contribution of bees and other insects to human nutrition is.....

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DJ Products, exclusive distributor of the Agrifast Tom System in Holland
Three years ago, Dirk-Jan Haas had in this hands for the first time a new clipping tool designed by the company Agrifast. The idea was simple: it is possible to clip the plants with a metal ring instead of using a plastic clip, but working much faster.Anyway there were many doubts about the real commercial.....

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UK: Looks like a blueberry, tastes like a tomato
Scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, United Kingdom have created an odd prototype for what the future of labelling might look like. Their product: a purple tomato that is as rich in nutrients as blueberries. The researchers borrowed a few genes from a snapdragon and mixed them with the genes of a.....

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Nickerson-Zwaan changes its name and launches its New Brand: Hazera
Nickerson Zwaan B.V. changes its company name into Hazera Seeds B.V. and launches its new brand, Hazera, conjoint with its partner company Hazera Genetics. The organizational structure, including management, sales team, customer service, R&D set-up and all supporting departments, will remain.....

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U.S. Market Trends:
Packaged produce means less time, less waste, more variety
More than 70% of U.S. households consume bagged/packaged salads. Considering the hectic pace of the average American's daily routine, reliance on the convenience and variety offered by bagged salads and other types of ready-to-eat vegetables and fruit will be a key factor spurring the U.S. market for these.....

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New York Fashion Week:
Subway fashion show inspired by vegetables
As the whole of New York was getting psyched for Marc Jacobs and the Diesel crowd was trying to figure out where the F the Moynihan Station’s Skylight’s Mail Sorting Room was, a show was taking place that was definitely not on the official lineup: the Spring 2015 collection of the Project Subway competition......

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Three ingredients for soilless potting mixes worth considering
US: Mixing it up
Growers are always looking for a new growing advantage. These three ingredients for soilless potting mixes are worth your consideration. Growers are continually looking for the holy grail of soilless potting mixes. Such a mix would be economical, easy to handle, porous but able to retain the right amount of.....

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Philippines: Bright future for organic veggies
Organic vegetables will be the top products of the “Salad Bowl” province at the onset of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) free trade agreement next year, a school official said.Dr. Ben Ladilad, president of the Benguet State University (BSU), said naturally grown produce that have passed.....

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New cooling masterbatch for greenhouse films cuts down interior temperature in hot regions
In field tests in South Israel, greenhouse films produced with Tosaf's new cooling masterbatch IR8783PE reduced the peak temperature inside a greenhouse tunnel by up to 5°C in comparison with a conventional film containing a light diffuser, the company stated.Designed to support optimal plant growth in hot.....

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US (FL): UF/IFAS researchers could improve how companies ship fresh produce
A University of Florida-led research team’s development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing consumers the freshest products available.Jeffrey Brecht, director of the UF Institute of Food.....

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US: Demand for healthy foods, growing or not?
In the past few years, healthy organic food has certainly become a popular alternative to traditional eating habits. People seem to be spending more money on fruits and vegetables. So why hasn't the food industry seen a substantial increase in consumption?While consumer demand for healthy foods seems to be.....

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Customers vote for the contenders of the Glass Tulip!
Flora Holland: What’s this year's best market introduction?
The competition for the annual Glass Tulip award has begun. The election starts as usual with two digital voting rounds.GlazentulpstandaardDuring the second voting round, between 18 September and 3 October, FloraHolland customers can vote for their favourite product in three categories: houseplants, garden.....

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Partnership with national design college to challenge paradigms:
AmericanHort launches initiative to explore the future of garden retail
The future of garden retail is being explored with a new initiative announced this week by AmericanHort at Cultivate’14. Over the next 12 months, the association will engage its membership and consumers in a project to explore and then identify strategies to expand garden retail. Along with the Horticultural.....

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Valoya LEDs installed in Project Urban Grow:
UK: A new vertical farming concept from HydroGarden
Manufacturer and distributor of hydroponic equipment, HydroGarden, has developed a new vertical farming concept, currently known as Project Urban Grow (Urban Grow). A versatile and fully-controlled environmental system, Urban Grow, is set to establish a new industry standard in vertical farming. Adaptable to.....


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