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Special  –  Water


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:.....

Watering fruit and vegetables:

How much do they really need?

“How much water should I apply to my plants?” is an often-asked question. The simple answer is – just enough (the Goldilocks Principle). Too much and too little both lead to problems. The difficulty comes in defining “just enough”. Growers often want a single figure they can use all season and it just does.....

US (CT): Growing with aquaponics at UConn

UConn’s Spring Valley Student Farm is now home to a newly up-and-running aquaponics facility, a welcome addition to the farm, which already grows and provides fresh produce to campus.The year-round means of growing vegetables is a source of pride for graduating senior Kelly Pfeiffer ’18 (CLAS), a.....

"Increase outputs and keep irrigation lines clear"

Flushing irrigation lines with a low pH PK fertiliser can increase outputs by up to 6%, while significantly cutting irrigation time and therefore associated costs, according to recent trials, says ICL.This news comes at a time when growers are under pressure to maximise production while farming sustainably.....

Innovative techniques for sustainable water use in crops

Providing farmers with the necessary knowledge and information on the management of water resources, which enable efficient and sustainable water consumption. That is the aim of a Fertinnowa project, supported by the World Water Day. This is particularly important in the era of diminishing reserves of.....

It's all about irrigation at the International Sustainable Irrigation Expo

On April 25th the first edition of the 2018 International Sustainable Irrigation Expo started. The expo had the presence of 85 exhibitors coming from 17 invited countries, more than a hundred brands together.Querétaro’s Congress Center was the headquarters for products and technologies for technified.....
Modernization of irrigation systems

Spain: "More needs to be done with less water"

Spanish Minister of Agriculture Isabel García Tejerina is convinced that, just like any other economic activity, irrigation "cannot escape from, or be alien to" the trend for seeking greater sustainability.She made this comment during the signing of the agreement to fund and carry out the modernization works.....

Aquaponics enhances St. Kitts and Nevis agricultural sector

Recognizing that small developing countries like St. Kitts and Nevis face enormous challenges following the passage of category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI).....

Special Water this month

This month, we will pay more attention to water techniques, treatment, irrigation, processes and products. Also in FloralDaily and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and bloemen- en planten newsletter this subject will be highlighted.SpecialIf your company has a new product or if you have news to.....