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Special  –  Water


Stefan Bakker, Revaho

"Algae time again!"

With this statement Stefan Bakker, product manager Revaho, indicates that at this time of the year the greenhouse horticulture can be confronted with algae growth in water supplies due to increasing light levels and rising water temperatures. Before an algae explosion occurs, a contamination with algae must.....

Copa & Cogeca:

EU Commission proposal on water re-use "step in right direction"

Reacting to the EU Commission proposal released this week for new rules to make agricultural irrigation safer and easier, Copa and Cogeca said it is a positive step.Copa and Cogeca Secretary-General Pekka Pesonen said: “Water storage and water re-use are important strategies to reduce the abstraction of.....

Efficient utilization of water in plants

Recently, the research team of Xu Weifeng of the College of Life Sciences at FAFU has focused on the efficient use of water in plants and has achieved the following progress:The research team published an article titled “Comparative Analysis of Arabidopsis Ecotypes Reveals a Role for Brassinosteroids in Root.....

US (DE): Flooding, waterlogged soils, and effects on vegetable crops

We have had widespread flooding in vegetable crops in May due to heavy and extended rains. Soils in some field areas have remained waterlogged for several days. Over a 10-day period from May 12, 2018 at our Georgetown, Delaware Research station, 7.5 inches of rainfall fell. There were 4 days with rainfall.....

COASTAR aimed at large scale realisation

Large scale fresh water supply Low Netherlands step closer

On May 18, district water boards, water companies, knowledge institutes, Arcadis, Province South Holland and the greenhouse horticulture have committed themselves for three years to the further development of COASTAR, an innovation in fresh water management. Eleven parties signed a declaration of intent.....

Saudi Arabia: Ministry shows interest in biosaline agriculture

Osama Faqeeha, Deputy Minister for Environment at the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of Saudi Arabia, and Tareq Alabbasi, Director of General Department of Biodiversity and Combating Desertification, Saudi Arabia, paid a special visit to the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture.....

US (MI): Irrigation considerations for the small vegetable farm

Whether you are using a well or surface water to irrigate, the components of an irrigation kit are often similar, if not identical. The primary components of a system are:Water source – This could be a well, irrigation pond, irrigation ditch, river, etc.Pump – Depending on location and volume/pressure.....

EU Aquaponics Association launched

The EU Aquaponics Association (EUAA) was created last April, during the final conference of the EU Aquaponics Hub in London.The newly established association aims to promote aquaponics in the European Union as well as globally, while boosting and encouraging aquaponic food quality based on science and good.....

FERTINNOWA project

Spanish growers to master durable water and nutrient usage

Two showcases were organised by the Cajamar Foundation and the University of Almería during March 2018. The first event was for growers and advisors of UNICA group, one of the biggest cooperatives in Almería, which collaborated with the demonstration trial with tomato. The second event was open to other.....

from a bird’s-eye perspective

Video: Combining water reuse and aquifer storage and recovery

With a drone, an overview of the Dinteloord water reuse and ASR system was created (November 2017). A quick way to understand the water supply system:Water reuse and aquifer storage and recovery Dinteloord from Koen Zuurbier on Vimeo.

Tank supplier catches the eye of the wastewater industry

From 14-18 May 2018, the wastewater industry meets at the internationally important IFAT trade fair in Munich. New products in the fields of waste management, water treatment and biogas will be presented. Stallkamp shows its portfolio of reliable stainless steel tanks, separation technology and the.....
Our Farms, our future

Podcast about water challenges

Water rarely cooperates when it comes to growing crops – sometimes we have too much of it, while other times there just isn’t enough. For Amy Garrett in western Oregon, summer months often bring almost no rainfall. In Iowa, Ron Rosmann sees growing seasons with heavy downpours that increase water quality.....

Irrigation water quality and soil structural stability

The sustainability of irrigated agriculture depends on the quality of irrigation water used. The electrolyte concentration (EC) of irrigation water may lead to the accumulation of salts in the root zone layers and affect the physiological functions of the crop by osmotic and ion toxicity effects. Further,.....

Why data is an essential nutrient for AeroFarms crops

Data increase inversely proportional to water usage

Urban agriculture pioneer AeroFarms eschews pesticides and herbicides. It gets away with using considerably less water than traditional growers of the leafy greens in which it specializes — it squeezes out almost 95 percent of what’s traditionally used. But there’s one ingredient it can’t go without:.....