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Alice Ou, Eponic:

Chinese supplier provides full system from seed to crop

“We offer a whole system for plant factories”, Alice Ou, director of Eponic tells us. “From seeding to nursery, from grow control to an automatic harvest system”. At the Greentech in Amsterdam the Chinese company showed their system, and they showed up at the Cultivate in Ohio as well.Eponic at Greentech.....

Russia: URALCHEM gets 4.3 million USD for environmental projects

In 2017, URALCHEM continued financing activities related to environmental protection, energy savings and resource conservation. Priority targets in these areas are the minimisation of the negative impact on the environment, as well as the rational use of natural and energy resources. In total, 270 million.....

Miquel Ribera, Conic System:

"Horticulture in Syria is growing"

The Mediterranean climate in Turkey, Israel and Egypt makes those countries perfect for horticulture. Syria isn’t usually included in that list, although its climate is also perfectly suitable for horticulture. In the Syrian coastal area, between the cities Latakia and Tartous, there are a lot of nurseries,.....

“Biodegradable materials will become the standard”

“The balance between strength, flexibility and softness is key in developing a biological twine.” This is stated by Henrique Ribas of Exporplás. The company exhibited their biological compostable twine at Greentech last month and Henrique has high expectations of this novelty in the future.Henrique Ribas and.....

Uganda: Growers reap big from healthy seedlings

Kamu Kalanzi is a vegetable farmer in Zirobwe, Luwero district (Uganda). He has been growing green pepper for over six years.From the time he started growing vegetables, Kalanzi has always raised his own seedlings, which he grows in a nursery bed before transplanting them to the garden.For the first two.....

Pakistan: Punjab government makes plans to sell seed kits

The Punjab agriculture department has made the necessary arrangements to sell seed kits at subsidised rates to promote kitchen gardening in the province.The step has been taken to create awareness about the importance and utility of homegrown fresh vegetables across the province and kitchen gardening.....

Busy days for greenhouse suppliers in Russia

Busy days for greenhouse suppliers in Russia. The market is growing. “A lot of new greenhouses are being built and existing ones are being modernized”, Vladimir Pchelin, general director of Reflux says. Mr. Vladimir Pchelin at Greentech 2018.“I think fifty percent of the new build greenhouses have.....

CAN (BC): PUF and Houweling's Group set up cannabis plant nursery

PUF, an advanced Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations ("ACMPR") license applicant, has formed Propagation Services Canada, which will provide "flower ready" starter plants to Cannabis Cultivators in Canada and internationally.PSC was jointly formed with PUF and Casey Houweling, a vegetable.....

Italy: Verisem Distribution acquires Franchi Sementi

Franchi Sementi, an Italian specialty seed distributor and one of the oldest continuously operated independent seed companies in Italy, has opened its capital to acquisition by Verisem Distribution. Combining Franchi Sementi with Verisem’s distribution businesses will create a platform in the specialty seed.....

Philippines: Seed supplier targets growing urban farming market

Vegetable and flower seed producer and supplier East-West Seed is planning to expand its portfolio by offering vertical farming solutions such as hydroponic units and smaller greenhouses to urban dwellers.East-West Seed Agricultural Engineer Pedro F. Dayag III, who designed the hydroponic unit prototypes,.....

UK: Vegetable seed quality, storage and handling

Seeds represent a significant and essential proportion of the input costs in vegetable production.This factsheet has been produced following requests from growers for guidance on how to get the best from seed and therefore maximise the value returned from the initial investment.Download the seed handling.....

September 25-29, Warmenhuizen

Bejo shares research and innovation results

The Bejo Open Days annual voyage of discovery for growers and partners from the chain takes place from 25th to 29th September 2018. Bejo looks forward to sharing its research and innovation results during these days. The various activities and attractions, including guided tours, symposiums and crop.....

US: FFA and ASTA sign memorandum of understanding

The National FFA Organization and the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) recently signed a memorandum of understanding.The memorandum will align ASTA’s strategic goals and resources with the three-component model of agricultural education, providing teacher curriculum and resources; supervised.....

ASTA announces 2018 seed industry award winners

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) has announced the winners of its 2018 seed industry awards. The winners were recognized during the Gala Banquet at ASTA’s Policy & Leadership Development Conference in Washington, D.C.The ASTA Distinguished Service award was presented to Osama El-Lissy, Deputy.....