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Lumileds launches Horticulture Lighting Calculator

Lumileds has introduced an online calculator that fixture manufacturers can use to more quickly optimize the design of their grow lights. The calculator allows the user to input various LED combinations and operating conditions to generate the spectral power distribution, photosynthetic photon flux (PPF),.....

Labor savings with new strawberry container

Meteor Systems has launched a new strawberry container. The redesigned shape directs the fruits to the outside of the container, resulting in significant labor savings when harvesting.The new strawberry container has a capacity of 3.5 liters and has extensively been trialed on 5 hectares. The container is.....

Albaugh launches biological seed treatment platform

Albaugh, a provider of crop protection products and seed treatment technology, announced they are launching a new biological seed treatment platform that includes a broad portfolio of biological seed treatments.The new BIOST biological seed treatment platform will deliver a broad portfolio of biological seed.....

New crops planted at De Ruiter's Tomato Experience Centre

After careful propagation, more than 300 varieties in 20 segments were planted at the De Ruiter Tomato Experience Centre in 's-Gravenzande last week. A large part of the team was present to execute this operation in a short period of time.This year the greenhouse again provides room for existing and future.....

Prehistoric compost could aid hydroponic plant growth

One Southwest Michigan biotech company wants to leverage a little-known chemical compound to capitalize on the hydroponic and cannabis industries. When AgTonik LLC incorporated in 2014, the company initially produced fulvic acid for use in the nutraceutical industry. Recently, the Kalamazoo-based biotech has.....

Heliospectra appoints new CEO

Heliospectra announces that the board of directors have elected Ali Ahmadian as the new CEO of Heliospectra. Mr. Ahmadian joined Heliospectra as Chief Commercial Officer in November of last year and will assume the position of CEO on February 1, 2017.Andreas Gunnarsson, Chairman of the Board of Heliospectra,.....

Seed breeder Bakker Brothers:

"Specialties? We prefer going for volume"

A new color pepper, a distinctive eggplant variety, a snack tomato with a slightly higher brix or a cucumber with a bit more shine. That’s not what Dutch breeder Bakker Brothers are about. "We prefer going for volume,resistancesand things like durability. Polytunnels and non heated greenhouses require.....

Three keys for successful employee engagement towards saving energy

New Years is a time of resolutions, new starts and a great time to empower employees to become better every day.Like other resolutions, energy management initiatives often start off well but fizzle due to lack of direction, competing priorities, and other factors. Here are three tips to help launch your.....

The Climate Corporation unveils R&D pipeline

The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto, unveiled for the first time more than 35 projects in its research and development pipeline. The company also announced plans to expand its Climate FieldView digital agriculture platform into new international geographies over the next few years. Climate’s.....

The BioAg Alliance advances new microbial solutions

The BioAg Alliance, Monsanto’s and Novozymes’ collaboration to improve crop harvests through products containing naturally-occurring microbes, announced results from its 2016 field trial program and shared an updated research pipeline. Yield increases among top microbial strains averaged over 3 bushels per.....

Bejo reaps investments in organic seed

"We’re seeing that organic seed is a huge growth market, both in and outside the Netherlands," says Robert Schilder from Bejo. "Led, in fact, by supermarkets and government, which both encourage it. They want plant protection product residues to be as low as possible." Organic cultivation nowadays more and.....

Is there a better way to reduce algae growth?

A case study on Goldsmith Seeds in California investigates whether the Aqua-Hort Copper treatment system is the answer to reducing algae growth in certain circumstances.The technologyAqua-Hort systems implement a controlled supply of supercharged copper ions and an electromagnetic water treatment to the.....

Javo USA adds packages for cannabis growers

The latest tool Javo has added to its online arsenal is a full section of packages to help cannabis growers get started with true horticulture automation. The pages, located at http://javousa.net/cannabis-tech-main, are designed to help growers review their options in potting automation.“Many of the legal.....

Royal Brinkman launches ‘spare parts finder’

Royal Brinkman launches a new online tool: the spare parts finder. With this tool, growers can find the right spare parts for their machines and installations in three steps. This makes it easier and faster to find the required parts. Growers can use the spare parts finder via the Royal Brinkman webshop.....