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Special – Climate 2018
Spain: Granada-based producers assess extent of flood damageThe Federation of Agro-Food Cooperatives (Faeca) will carry out an assessment of the damage to farms, infrastructure and crops affected by floods this weekend in several municipalities of the Vega de Granada, where the green asparagus harvest was in full swing.According to an initial evaluation, the area.....
'Peaks without peaks'
NL: Exceptional weather good test case pepper trial 2SaveEnergyKasFor the 'Peaks without peaks' project, in the 2SaveEnergy greenhouse in Bleiswijk there is a test ongoing to establish how pepper crops deal with temporary lower temperatures and changing conditions. The recent winter weeks turned out to be a good test case.Researchers Arie de Gelder and Frank Kempkes: "The.....
Turkish government distributes greenhouse nylon to growersIn order to increase greenhouse production and meet the local demand for fruits and vegetables in Batman, a city located on the southeast part of Turkey, 58 farmers were given greenhouse nylon by the municipality and Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Livestock to be used in an area of 730,000 square.....
Edwin Valkenburg, AgroEnergy:
"Less gas, more heat, this is the moment"The gas consumption must be reduced and we must organize this together. This has been the big news in the world of energy in the Netherlands lately. That is why, according to Edwin Valkenburg of AgroEnergy, now is the right time to get things done by the government, so that horticulture can take a big step.....
New climate screen offers more light and lower energy costsRidder Climate Screens introduces a new energy-conserving screen fabric that offers 2% more light transmission – without detriment to its energy conservation properties.More lightRidder Climate Screens’ new RES 10+ FR climate screen fabric has been developed in response to the demand for more light in dark,.....
Russia: Year-round vegetables under Polar conditionsOutside, the temperatures drop to below -20 degrees Celsius, but inside the Severodvinsk greenhouse, vegetables are growing year-round.Elena Borovina, the greenhouse owner, says that in addition to lettuce, dill and parsley, they grow less common crops like basil, rucola, Swiss chard, spinach, sorrel,.....
"The technology of cultivating on water is fascinating""A solid belief in yourself and an even greater belief in technology, that’s the formula for Botman Hydroponics, the ultimate floating cultivation system." The company spent more than ten years on development and research. "It was a necessary period for refining and optimising every aspect. Now the real.....
Finland: Growing tomatoes with just five hours of daylight per dayFinland's largest tomato producer has been using Natupol Excel by Koppert since autumn 2016. The company's experience with Koppert's latest hive has been positive. ‘We only have very good results to report,’ says Patrik Sigg.Together with his brother Tommy, Patrik Sigg owns Sven Sigg AB. Their business is.....
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