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Friday, July 20, 2018

HortiDaily Holiday!

Is it that time of the year already? As our long-time readers know, we take a short break in summer and today is the perfect day to start with it. In the upcoming two weeks, we won't be publishing any newsletters and the only veggies we'll be talking about are the ones on the barbecue or in the gin and tonics. 

On Monday the 6th of August we will be back with a new dose of energy to report to you the latest news, rumors and innovations that our industry has to offer. Meanwhile, enjoy an extra long edition of our newsletter!

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

Cultivate'18: It's picture time!

PHOTO REPORT Here is the photo report of Cultivate ’18, 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.....

a blog by Maren Schoormans, Priva

Urban F***ers?

How would you spell this title? What is your verdict: Farmers or Failers? The startup Urban Farmers went bankrupt and the recent news generates quite a bit of discussion in the horticultural sector. This tells me it’s a relevant topic, although Urban Farmers (UF) did not intend to identify themselves with.....

Solar simulator leads to horticulture light revolution

Programmable light spectra without loss of power

G2V Optics has a history of designing high precision optoelectronic equipment for research applications. Initially, the company wasn't active in horticulture at all, but that all changed when they realized the programmable light spectra developed to simulate sunlight, was ideal for use in grow lights. Ryan.....

Alice Ou, Eponic:

Chinese supplier provides full system from seed to crop

“We offer a whole system for plant factories”, Alice Ou, director of Eponic tells us. “From seeding to nursery, from grow control to an automatic harvest system”. At the Greentech in Amsterdam the Chinese company showed their system, and they showed up at the Cultivate in Ohio as well.Eponic at Greentech.....

John Breedveld, GrowGroup IFS:

"Middle East is an ideal market for vertical farming"

"We may soon bring along a pot of orange paint", jokes John Breedveld of project developer GrowGroup IFS about the vertical farm that will soon be erected in the desert near Abu Dhabi, the capital of the Emirates. It is expected that from May 2019, vegetables and herbs for the local market will grow in.....

Matthias Haakman new account manager at Kees Greeve B.V.

Since the 26th of June, Matthias Haakman is employed as sales account manager at Kees Greeve B.V.. Thanks to the growing market demand for new greenhouses, this function has arisen within Kees Greeve B.V.. Kees Greeve B.V., also known as KG Greenhouses, has been known for dismantling greenhouses and selling.....

CAN (ON): Taking peppers to the next level

Founded in 2000, Orangeline Farms is a 32-acre family farm located in Leamington, Ontario. Orangeline Farms is known for their unique, award-winning pepper varieties, which are sold under the brand Zing! Healthy Foods. Two of Orangeline’s growers, Steve Stasko and Saman Soltaninejad, were awarded a place.....

Generator for sale

By private, negotiated sale TCL Asset Group Inc. will be offering for sale a new, never installed Cummins 1750 kW Natural Gas Generator Set, model C1750 N6C. This technology will result in dependable optimum performance and efficient use of fuel for continuous duty, CHP and peaking applications. It can.....

Indian growers get acquainted with hydroponics

Australian based company Genesis Horticultural Solutions has been engaged in delivering a 5 day training course to Indian growers in basic hydroponic growing and controlled environment management. Thirty participants from across India attended the event at Dharwad, and came from a variety of climatically.....


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BlueTerra Energy Experts:

"Use of CHP for biomass and green gas mainly at high lighting levels and CO2 requirement"

The important role that CHP plays in the filling in of Dutch energy demand comes under pressure now that a sustainable energy supply is required and alternatives are presenting themselves. Nevertheless, this does not necessarily mean the end of CHP. A CHP on sustainable fuel can play a smaller but crucial.....


Fertilizersmore »


US (CA): Brandt opens production facility in San Joaquin Valley

Brandt has opened a 42,000 square foot production facility for specialty formulations products in Visalia, CA. The new location will expand production capabilities, serve as another hub for formulation development and testing, and house Brandt Hydrology water quality analysis.The Visalia plant is Brandt’s.....


Breedingmore »


Syngenta lettuce varieties, resistant to the new Bremia races BI: 34-35

The International Bremia Evaluation Board (IBEB) has identified and nominated two more Bremia races: Bl: 34-35. Most Syngenta lettuce varieties have resistances against these new physios.The rapid evolution of new varieties is a challenge for growers - a holistic approach becomes all the more important. To.....


Machinesmore »


Automation in rice transplanting

VIDEO Technical developments in food don't always come from horticulture and cool machines don't just operate in the greenhouse. In Japan for example a rice planter has been developed in Ogata-Mura, Akita. The auto steer combined with the possibility to work within relatively deep water level (whereas conventional.....


Product Infomore »


Berg Hortimotive renews pipe rail trolleys:

New foot switch pipe-rail trolleys is more ergonomic

At the end of 2017, Berg Hortimotive decided to renew the foot pedal, which is used to drive and stop pipe-rail trolleys. The old foot pedals that were used before, among others on the Benomic series pipe-rail trolleys, can now also be replaced by a new, more ergonomic version. When the new foot switch is.....


Packagingmore »


Packaging thieves become bolder: full boxes emptied

There is a criminal gang that has longbeen focusing on stealing empty EPS packaging from growing and trading companies. These empty containers are now kept under lock and key. The thieves are, therefore, becoming more inventive. In the clip below, you can see how these thieves had set to work on full.....


Marketingmore »


"Changes in food culture could open new opportunities for farmers"

Last Wednesday, Professor Michael Winter presented the inaugural Nuffield Farming Lecture, promoting the opportunities for UK farmers to improve the health of the nation by adapting to changes in food culture.The Exeter University academic argued that in order to meet the needs of the modern consumer,.....


Substratesmore »

Focus on nutritional elements:

Small amount of zinc essential for formation of growth substance of the plant

It is important to add all nutrients in the right proportion to each other to a substrate, so that it has the desired positive and no negative effects on the cultivation. Zinc is a trace element that a plant needs in order to grow well. It ensures the production of growth substance.What is the function of.....


Organicmore »


Spain: CASI doubles acreage devoted to organic production

Leading tomato-growing cooperative CASI is doubling its acreage devoted to organic production, with a total of approximately 115 hectares. The BIO range features products like courgettes, on the vine tomatoes, Rebelión tomatoes, Dutch cucumbers, plum, cherry on the vine and loose tomatoes, bell peppers and.....


Coolingmore »


Inviro Choice LTD introduces 100 percent off grid solar powered machines

Vacuum cooling for every small hold farmer on the planet

A 100 percent off grid solar powered vacuum cooler. It is the aim of British vacuum cooler manufacturer Inviro Choice LTD (ICL), who is determined to build a new range of these machines this year and send them to test pilot sites based around the world. Vacuum coolingVacuum cooling is a cooling method.....


Food Safetymore »


US: Food source scares result in increased demand for greenhouse lettuce

While local outdoor production of lettuce is putting pressure on greenhouse growers, shifts in demand and recent food source scares seem to be making up the difference. “Lettuce is seeing a pretty even keel between supply and demand,” says John Bonner with Great Lakes Growers in Burton, Ohio. Great Lakes.....


Healthmore »


Allergy potential of strawberries and tomatoes depends on the variety

Strawberries and tomatoes are among the most widely consumed fruits and vegetables worldwide. However, many people are allergic to them, especially if they have been diagnosed with birch pollen allergy. A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has investigated which strawberry or tomato varieties.....


Eventsmore »


Cultivate'18: It's picture time!

PHOTO REPORT Here is the photo report of Cultivate ’18, 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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Alice Ou, Eponic:

Chinese supplier provides full system from seed to crop

“We offer a whole system for plant factories”, Alice Ou, director of Eponic tells us. “From seeding to nursery, from grow control to an automatic harvest system”. At the Greentech in Amsterdam the Chinese company showed their system, and they showed up at the Cultivate in Ohio as well.Eponic at Greentech.....


Medicinal productionmore »

Lebanon preparing to legalize medical marijuana

Lebanon's parliament is preparing to legalize cannabis cultivation and its production for medicinal use, House Speaker Nabih Berri told US Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard on Tuesday according to Lebanon's official news agency.Berri offered no timeframe for the move, which would face a difficult path.....


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