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Agrium and PotashCorp to become Nutrien after merger

PotashCorp and Agrium announced that once the anticipated merger transaction closes, the new company will be named Nutrien.The regulatory review and approval process for the merger transaction continues and the parties expect closure of the transaction to take place in the third quarter of 2017.For more.....

Russia: 10,000 fixtures, 0 failures for Tyumen Agro

Hortilux Schréder is expanding its market position on the Russian market. So far the company has sold 111ha of grow light installations in 2017. More and more greenhouses are opting for Hortilux products. Just like LLC “Tyumen Agro”, where Hortilux installed 10,000 fixtures in 2016. After a full year of.....

Osram to acquire California-based supplier LED Engin

Osram has agreed to acquire U.S.-based LED Engin Inc. in San Jose, California. The company has approximately 30 employees and annual sales of around USD 10 million. LED Engin specializes in ultra-bright, ultra-compact solid state lighting solutions for a variety of specialty markets including entertainment.....

Large order for Heliospectra

Heliospectra announces the fifth order from a Fortune 500 Global AgTech leader. The current order includes Heliospectra’s LX60 series of intelligent lighting solutions which are compatible with the company’s recently announced Cortex control software. This purchase signifies the rapid adoption of IoT-enabled.....

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.....