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Thursday, May 24, 2018


"No two boilers are the same"

The boiler business is a complex one. Especially where it concerns boilers for export. The importing countries often demand additional certificates for the boilers. The stricter requirements are mentioned in those certificates. This is very complicated for the boiler manufacturer. And not every boiler.....

US (CA): World's first caviar from aquaponics

On a farm just outside of Sacramento, hundreds of prehistoric-looking fish swim around in 50-foot diameter tanks. These are white sturgeon, the largest freshwater fish in North America. They’ve been around since dinosaurs, can grow more than 7 feet long and lay hundreds of thousands of eggs at a time. The.....

US Tri-state area

No pesticides and 95% less water - the indoor farming revolution

Indoor farming is not really that new, the most prevalent example being that of greenhouses. A New York based company is taking the concept to another level. Bowery, which launched just last year, has started up their concept of vertical indoor farming by acquiring warehouses in urban areas and turning them.....

Grafting as a way to obtain stronger plants

With horticultural products such as watermelons and squash, grafting makes it possible to cultivate species that are sensitive to certain pathogens on infected soils by resorting to tolerant or resistant patterns. It is a low-polluting technique, accepted for integrated production or organic cultivation,.....

CAN (QC): Ron Berkhout to build 200,000 sq.ft. MMJ greenhouse

Matica has engaged Ron Berkhout to design greenhouses for their 181 acre property in Hemmingford, Quebec. The company intends to begin construction of a 200,000 square foot custom designed and built greenhouse in June of this year, with a long-term goal of building 1,000,000 square feet of combined.....

Japan Airlines to build strawberry greenhouse

The Japanese agricultural cooperative Wago is going to set up a joint venture with Japan’s flag carrier airline Japan Airlines. Under the name of JAL Agriport, the joint venture entails an agricultural project in Chiba prefecture. The project amounts to both the maintenance of a publicly accessible.....

Italy: Aduno celebrates 20th anniversary

Aduno, established in 1998, celebrated its 20th anniversary at Macfrut, Rimini, Italy.Domestic and export markets are growing continuously and Aduno will enlarge its presence at international fairs in order to consolidate its growth.Apart from a wide range of thermal screens, Aduno is manufacturing knitted.....

MSU offers self-paced online greenhouse courses

Growers can now register for the summer session of Michigan State University Extension’s College of Knowledge. There are now five courses in the nationally-award winning series:Root Zone Management CourseBiological Control for Greenhouse Growers(Spanish) Control Biologico para Cultivadores en.....

‘Knowing & recognizing’ now available in 4 languages

The comprehensive, new edition of ‘Knowing & recognizing’ – Koppert Biological Systems’ revised and updated reference book on pests, disease and their biological solutions – has been translated into Dutch, French and Spanish. The English version was launched in October last year.‘The success of the.....

US (FL): Researchers may use fungi to control fusarium wilt

A group of fungi might fight a disease that’s dangerous to tomatoes and specialty crops. University of Florida scientists hope to develop this biological strategy as they add to growers’ tools to help control Fusarium wilt.Tomatoes are the number one vegetable crop in Florida. In 2017, approximately 28,000.....


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6th Indoor Ag-Con 2018

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Global Berry Congress 2018

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Syngenta We Love Tomato 2018

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Why do some fruits and vegetables conduct electricity?

Many of us know the science experiment involving the ever-popular pickle or potato battery. Now of course there are many types of electrical conductors. These include traditional electrical conductors, such as the copper and silver wires that are used to run electrical currents in homes and buildings, and.....


Fertilizersmore »


UK: Grants for peatlands restoration

A new injection of £10m of government money will help restore more than 10,000 football pitches-worth of England’s iconic peatlands.Peat bogs and fens are important habitats that provide food and shelter for wildlife, help with flood management, improve water quality and play a part in climate regulation......


Breedingmore »

Spain: Protein opens door to frost resistant crops

A team of researchers have identified a key protein in the adaptation of plants to frost, which opens the door to generating biotechnological tools to obtain crops that have a greater tolerance.The study was conducted with the participation of Spanish researchers from the Higher Council of Scientific.....


Machinesmore »


Ishida Europe and Itech AG

Packing line delivers high accuracy for fixed-weight vegetable packs

Leading Swiss vegetable producer Gastro Star AG is able to pack fresh convenience vegetables in fixed weight packs, sometimes with very low quantities, while minimising product giveaway, thanks to a new packing line solution devised by Ishida Europe and its distributor in Switzerland, Itech AG.The line is.....


Product Infomore »


Why people are flocking to this avocado-only restaurant

Avocaderia, branded as the "world's first avocado bar," opened in New York City in April of 2017 to great fanfare following on the heels of the millennial avocado trend. The bar serves items like avocado burgers, avocado smoothies and avocado chocolate mousse and plans to add 20 locations over the next four.....


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Hidden in lorry-load of lettuce

Spain: South Dublin gang gets €3.4 million in cannabis confiscated

A south Dublin drugs gang, has been the main mover behind a €3.4m drugs shipment that was found hidden in a lorry load of lettuce. New details of the massive Spanish seizure emerged yesterday.Four Irish men and a Romanian national are in custody in Spain after 170 kg of cannabis was seized in a Garda.....


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Poland promotes agri-food in China

On 14-18 May, the Secretary of State, Jacek Bogucki, visited the People’s Republic of China. The objective of the visit was to talk with the representatives of the Chinese administration on access of Polish agri-food products to the Chinese market and intensification of cooperation with regard to the.....


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"Reducing labour costs and improving crop growth in soft fruit"

Reducing labour costs and improving crop growth is an important topic for soft fruit growers around the world. Thanks to newly developed Latex Weed Mats, they have a new tool in doing so. Less is moreMade from natural latex and organic coconut fibre, Galuku’s Latex Weed Mats provide a protective layer around.....


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Vietnam: Organic product market expects higher growth

Food safety is one of the biggest concerns in Vietnam. The seventh business mission, under the EU Business Avenues in South East Asia programme, will bring more than 40 organic food and beverage producers to Singapore and Vietnam to introduce their quality products to the market. The mission will be.....


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Bayer launches online training in good agricultural practices

Following last year’s launch of the Spanish BayGAP online training aimed at supporting farmers in Latin America, Bayer is now also offering an English version, for which participants can register with immediate effect. The virtual self-learning course is free and available worldwide. It will last from May 28.....


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More than 100 types of herbs, throughout the year

Parsley, basil, mint and rosemary are herbs everyone knows, but do you also know santolina, anise hyssop or common salsify? Besides conventional herbs, there’s more and more interest in culinary herbs with varied flavours.Common salsify, also called oyster plant, has this name due to the salty flavour of its.....


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Dutch government delegation on trade mission to India

Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and Minister for Healthcare and Sport Bruno Bruins are in India from 23 to 25.....


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Germany: Discounter expands healthy fruit & vegetable brand program

Exclusive private labels for great prices - at NORMA, this certainly goes for its fruit & vegetable range. Now the Nuremberg discounter has extended its Fresh selection further; it has put its fruit & vegetable brand program on six attractive pillars: For a healthy vitamin kick there are the NORMA.....


Vertical farmingmore »


US Tri-state area

No pesticides and 95% less water - the indoor farming revolution

Indoor farming is not really that new, the most prevalent example being that of greenhouses. A New York based company is taking the concept to another level. Bowery, which launched just last year, has started up their concept of vertical indoor farming by acquiring warehouses in urban areas and turning them.....


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US (CA): MedMen breaks ground on 26,000 sq.ft. MMJ greenhouse

MedMen has broken ground on a high-tech cannabis factory in Desert Hot Springs, California, the company’s second, large-scale marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility. Last month, the company inaugurated its factory in Mustang, Nevada.The two facilities have the same foot-print and design; a.....


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