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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 itís 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!? Itís 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.....

More African farms turning to hydroponics

As climate change begins to pose new challenges for conventional outdoor food production methods, hydroponic farming is fast gaining popularity in South Africa. Considering the current drought in the Western Cape and other parts of South Africa, you may say it is a forced shift, but it does bode well for the.....

"Hot water treatment for vegetable seeds just got a little cheaper"

Bacterial diseases of tomato, pepper and brassica vegetable crops are difficult to manage. One practice that growers are increasingly adopting to produce healthy transplants is the use of hot water seed treatments. Hot water seed treatment is an effective way to minimize bacterial inoculum on the surface of.....

August 13-17

US (CA): National Garden Bureau members host vegetable trials

What is now a yearly tradition, vegetable breeding companies dealing in the Fresh Market and Home Garden segments are hosting the Summer Vegetable Trials via Open Houses and Field Days. This event is hosted by six participating breeders in eight locations from August 13-17, 2018. Those breeders are listed.....

US: Public libraries increasingly offer seeds

On a shelf just behind the reference desk at the Harmon branch of the Phoenix Public Library, are small pouches of seeds. Like the books and DVDs, theyíre available to check out. The library allows visitors to take a few packets of the vegetable and flower seeds home for free just by showing their library.....

April 10, Five Points

US (CA): PlantTape to host tomato open house

After a year of successful trials, revolutionary automated transplanting system, PlantTape, is hosting an open house that will highlight the systemís success in transplanting tomatoes. The event will be held in Five Points, CA, on April 10th from 9:00 AM Ė 3:00 PM.Experts from PlantTape are looking forward.....

US: Harris Seeds expands organic vegetable & flower seed line

Harris Seeds carries over 90 new varieties of certified organic vegetable seed and cut flower seed varieties in addition to their existing product offering. Other new offerings include cover crops, organic seed garlic, and OMRI/organic approved supplies.Growers can find these organic products in the.....

Indian gherkin growers meet market standards

India produces 10% of the global supply of gherkins. The southern part of the country offers excellent climate conditions for almost year round production. However, increasing Western market standards pose challenges to Indian growers in an already complex market. Rijk Zwaan helps these growers face the.....

Mateusz Maryniaczyk:

"This year we're expecting to create over 30 million hooks"

With over 18 million hooks produced last year, the Polish hook supplier MyHooks is quite a player in the horticultural industry. For this year their plans are ambitious as well. "We are planning to double this amount this year and we're also introducing a double hook system. Starting from June, we will be.....

CAN (ON): LumiGrow adds Lighting Plus Wholesale to partner network

LumiGrow Inc., a smart horticultural lighting company, has signed a partnership agreement with Lighting Plus Wholesale, an energy auditing, lighting and HVAC solutions provider located in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. This new partnership reinforces LumiGrow's commitment to expanding their services and local.....

Burpee seed testing to be conducted at Delaware Valley University

The next time you buy tomato seeds to plant in your garden, that variety may have been tested by students at Delaware Valley University in Doylestown.The school entered into a new partnership with Warminster-based W. Altee Burpee Co. to conduct a series of field trials of new seed hybrids with the.....