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Tailor-made plugs adapt to growers’ needs

They are pretty small and contain only three components, but still the choice of plugs is of major importance to your crop. At Quick-Plug they know all about it - producing and selling hundreds of millions of plugs annually. Last year the company was acquired by Dümmen Orange. Combined with the assortment of.....

Dutch technology to support national food security in Indonesia

Hybrid tropical vegetable seed producer East West Seed Indonesia (Ewindo) held a national EXPO in Purwakarta, West Java on 8 May, attended by Deputy Head of Mission, Netherlands embassy Jakarta, Mr. Ferdinand Lahnstein and approximately 4,150 participants including farmers from all over Indonesia.The.....

June 12-14, Naaldwijk

Netherlands: Eminent Seeds opens doors

Eminent Seeds opens its demo greenhouse doors on 12, 13 and 14 of June 2018, during which you can discover exclusive varieties of tomato, pepper and chilli. The open days are organised during the GreenTech exhibition.With 35 years of knowledge of growth advisors and supply chain specialists, the breeder can.....

US: Toolkit helps growers understand the economics of seed

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) announced a new online toolkit to help farmers scale up organic seed production, increase their profits, and build the supply of organic seed nationally. Seed producers will find tools and case studies related to contracting, enterprise budgeting, inventory management, and.....

"New jet tubes ideal for Next Generation Growing"

In Next Generation Growing it's of course all about the optimum use of resources. HS jet tubes can play an important role in this. "Together with electric fans, different roles are possible," Niclas Heescher of Novavert tells. "Not only can we ensure equal heating in all sectors, but we can also adjust.....

Scottish soft-fruit sector growth needs solid labour scheme

Scottish soft fruit growers from Angus yesterday ramped up the pressure in their campaign to get a seasonal workers scheme in place this summer. They sought the support of Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing who visited East Scryne farm, to meet farmer James Porter and other members of the Angus Growers.....

FAQ regarding the New Worker Protection Standard

As of Jan. 2, 2018, growers need to be compliant with the new three additional requirements for the updated Worker Protection Standard (WPS). The new requirements have generated a substantial number of questions from all types of agricultural businesses. Michigan State University Extension will answer some.....

CAN (NB): Zenabis receives cannabis plant sales license

Zenabis announces that Health Canada has issued an amendment to its Producer’s License. Zenabis is now eligible to sell clones to other licensed producers under current Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR). The amended license also opens the door for the company to meet national demand.....

Ghana: Breeder supplies growers with model farms

Often seen as a model for economic and political reform in Africa, Ghana’s growth has been reasonably robust since the 1980s, and significant progress has been made in poverty reduction.But there are still substantial rural‐urban disparities, and poverty afflicted areas continue to rely heavily on.....

US: Horticulture container supplier upgrades manufacturing process

The HC Companies will invest in new manufacturing technologies aimed at improving product consistency and delivery times for the horticulture industry. This investment will replace almost half of The HC Companies’ equipment fleet while maintaining an uninterrupted production schedule.One of the main.....

Certhon Innovation Centre

Tomato, pepper, raspberry and strawberry plants in indoor trials

The brand new Innovation Center of Certhon has been put into use. Six weeks ago the tomato and pepper plants were placed and two weeks ago the raspberry and strawberry plants followed. Next month research starts with lettuce and herbs. Jeroen van Lent, Agronomist at Certhon, explains: "Various varieties of.....

US (GA): Chef believes future of local food lies in locally produced seeds

In just under two decades, the local food movement has changed the way many people think about their food. Now it’s time for the next step: a local seed system.The wall between heirloom seed varieties and mass produced modern varieties needs to be dismantled, chef Daniel Barber told the more than 300 people.....

France: New varieties shown at Indoor Lettuce Discovery Day

Last Thursday, March 29, the lettuce professionals met for the Indoor Lettuce Discovery Day, organized at the Gautier headquarters in Eyragues. An event in two parts: a visit of the trial platforms followed by a technical conference on the bioaggressors.The afternoon began with a visit in the tunnels at the.....

A day in the plant pathology lab

Did you know that plants can get sick like humans and animals!? It’s true, and at AgBiome we make products to control insects, weeds, nematodes, and plant pathogens. While a majority of human pathogens are viruses and bacteria, most plant pathogens are fungi. For this reason, that plant pathologists at.....