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Richel Group obtains ISO 9001 certification

The Richel Group has obtained the ISO 9001:2015 certification for its activities regarding the design, manufacture and sale of production greenhouses and storage sheds."As a reflection of Richel Group's commitment to the quality of its products and the excellence of its services, this certification,.....

Grodan Kiem Plugs :

Propagation made easy

The Grodan Kiem Plug made of rockwool offers a unique and effective germination solution. Specifically designed for sowing seeds, Rockwool Propagation Plugs provide a sterile and porous substrate that aids in rapid and even root development. The plugs can be either manually transplanted or used in automated.....

More effective steaming via sandwich steaming with spiked steaming hoods

Sandwich steaming is the newest development in hood steaming technology, combining deep and surface steaming. The ground is exposed to steam simultaneously on the surface and through 17cm long spikes in the ground.The steaming depth is 25 cm, reached in a steaming time of just 7 min.The amount of steam can.....

Record keeping software helps growers manage all aspects of their business

Making traceability work

Farming is a complex business, and keeping track of everything can sometimes be troublesome, if not a bit overwhelming.With this in mind, Kingston-based software company Dragonfly IT developed Croptracker – a multi-faceted, cloud-based monitoring system designed to give fruit and vegetable growers real-time.....

Yara explores collaboration with University of California, Merced

Nearly one year ago, Yara North America announced its Almond Scholarship Initiative in California. Since then the participating school – University of California, Merced – and the 2016-2017 scholarship recipients have been identified. Gary Vogen, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, and Brian Kenyon, Vice.....

BASF, Syngenta are among bidders for Bayer-Monsanto assets

BASF and Syngenta are among companies that have submitted preliminary bids for assets that Bayer AG plans to sell in order to get regulatory approval for its $66 billion takeover of seeds giant Monsanto, according to people familiar with the matter.The two companies have expressed preliminary interest in.....

New state of the art research environment for University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow, College of MVLS, Plant Science Group have partnered with Weiss Technik UK and Valoya, the Finnish LED grow lights manufacturer to create a state of the art research environment. Three Weiss Technik Fitotron SGR 213 environmentally controlled plant growth rooms with research grade.....

China: Reverse Osmosis unit for 14 ha tomato greenhouse

A 14 ha tomato greenhouse in China has just been outfitted with a high-capacity RO unit from Dutch water treatment specialist Hatenboer-Water. The tomato plants will be irrigated with desalinated bore hole water, for which the RO system will produce 60 m3 clean water per hour. The desalination system is.....

"Variable-rate fertigation can be simple and improve sustainability"

With many different pivot systems in use throughout the world, it would be natural to assume that equipping a given machine to deliver variable rates of nitrogen would be extremely challenging. While this can be the case, some injection management systems offer universal variable-rate fertigation.....

Philips Lighting adds Horticoop Scandinavia to Partner Network

Philips Lighting has signed a partnership agreement with Horticoop Scandinavia A/S, a specialist supplier of technologies for greenhouse products and services to professional growers in Denmark. This partnership strengthens the offering of Philips Lighting Horticulture LED Solutions to meet the growing.....

Apollo Group opens new factory in Thailand

Claudia van den Pol, CEO of the Apollo Group, opened a new production facility in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. Alongside with guests from all over the world, the new Thai team and Karel Hartogh (Ambassador of the Netherlands Embassy in Bangkok), Claudia celebrated not the first, not the second, but the.....

Philips Lighting undertakes their largest ever LED project

25 hectares with LEDs for Russian greenhouse grower

Philips Lighting will provide LLC Agro-Invest, a Russian greenhouse produce company, with LED grow lights to support cultivation of tomatoes and cucumbers in greenhouses covering an area of more than 25 hectares (equivalent in size to about 40 soccer pitches). The project, which is said to be the largest LED.....

LumiGrow brings smart horticultural lighting to FreshTEC Expo

LumiGrow will be premiering their LED lighting and software suite at this year’s United FreshTEC Expo for the first time in Chicago this week from June 13th to 15th.“United FreshTEC is the only show focused on innovation in fresh foods technologies, so we feel it’s crucial to be present so growers have a.....

From Uganda to Mexico, celebrating one year of HortiMaX-Go!

Today it is exactly one year ago that the HortiMaX-Go! was announced the winner of the Innovation Award in the 'Automation’ category at the GreenTech. The HortiMaX-Go! is now being sold worldwide.The GreenTech jury was very enthusiastic about this climate and irrigation computer: "The modular system and.....

Supply shop serves 1,000 farmers in local community:

Mozambican entrepreneur finds success in local agribusiness

Josefina dos Santos Lourenço, a young Mozambican, had long aspired to have her own successful business. But when she set up a small food stand in her home district of Mecuburi, she wasn’t able to make a go of it. Her earnings were too low to support her family, and the financial constraints that she faced.....

Koppert introduces Natupol Fly

Formerly known as ‘Natufly’, this useful pollinator now comes in special packaging which makes it more stable and easier to transport. The new yellow label also brings it in line with the whole Natupol range of pollination products.Introduced to complement its robust bumblebee pollinators, the common green.....

Nard Elsman, Diamond FMS:

"More financial data doesn’t mean more insight"

The Ukrainian economy is improving and growers are eager to invest. Banks, however, are still hesitant to lend money when they lack clear insight in the financial situation of the business. Growers often drown in their own information and the demand for professional and affordable analyses seems to be high......

Malaysian protected agriculture delegation visits Beijing Kingpeng

Last week a large delegation of the Protected Agriculture Development Association from Malaysia visited Chinese greenhouse builder Kingpeng. The group was welcomed at the demonstration site of the greenhouse manufacturer in Beijing.Malaysia is home to a large agricultural industry, with many greenhouse.....

US: Bio Huma Netics and Mesa Verde Resources form strategic alliance

Bio Huma Netics—an Arizona company that produces products under the Huma Gro, Huma Gro Turf, and Probiotic Solutions brands—has recently formed an alliance with Reid Enterprises, which does business as Mesa Verde Resources in New Mexico. Mesa Verde Resources is a humic substance mining company that produces,.....

Illumitex partners with Lightning Electric:

US (WA): Take advantage of available rebates for your LED installation

Since the legalization of cannabis for recreational sales in Washington occurred in 2014, an increasing number of cannabis growers are looking to take advantage of rebates offered for light emitting diode (LED) fixtures. Rob Van Diest, president at Lightning Electric LLC, in Bellingham, Wash., said about 70.....