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US: Bio Huma Netics and Mesa Verde Resources form strategic alliance

Bio Huma Netics—an Arizona company that produces products under the Huma Gro, Huma Gro Turf, and Probiotic Solutions brands—has recently formed an alliance with Reid Enterprises, which does business as Mesa Verde Resources in New Mexico. Mesa Verde Resources is a humic substance mining company that produces,.....

Illumitex partners with Lightning Electric:

US (WA): Take advantage of available rebates for your LED installation

Since the legalization of cannabis for recreational sales in Washington occurred in 2014, an increasing number of cannabis growers are looking to take advantage of rebates offered for light emitting diode (LED) fixtures. Rob Van Diest, president at Lightning Electric LLC, in Bellingham, Wash., said about 70.....

Mayur Patel, Sabar Agro Seeds:

"Horticulture production in India has exploded"

Sixty per cent of the Indian economy is based on agriculture. And now horticulture is booming: more and more farmers are switching to horticultural products. The typical horticultural regions are Maharastra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. Sabar Agro Seeds, in Gujarat, is the second largest supplier of seeds for.....

New clip tailored to cucumber crops

This year, ARaymond will launch its latest fastening solution, the Easy Clip 14mm for cucumbers, which will join the other products in the Easy Clip range. This handy 14mm clip was created by ARaymond following requests from cucumber growers for a smaller product to use in their greenhouses during the.....

US: FarmTrade reports brisk agchem sales activity

FarmTrade.com reports excellent product availability and heavy buyer demand this season, according to FarmTrade President Jeff Stow. There is no cost to register as a member and members have free access to price ranges for more than eighty of the most highly traded active ingredients (AI) and their.....

Dr. Jeff Lievense to chair Inocucor advisory board

Dr. Jeff Lievense, an expert on fermentation process engineering, will chair the Manufacturing Advisory Board for Inocucor.Inocucor uses a patented fermentation process to combine multi-strains of bacteria and yeasts into powerful soil and plant optimizers that are safe for people and the environment. These.....

Zimbabwean company to supply seeds to Kenya

Zimbabwean seed company, Klein Karoo says it is spreading to East Africa, with Kenya being the first target to be supplied with seed.In Zimbabwe, the company currently controls about 20 percent of the market, with giants such as Seedco, Pioneer and others controlling the other market share.The company which.....

Netafim UK appoints new Operations Manager

Netafim UK has appointed Gareth Morgan as Operations Manager, a new role within the UK team.Gareth is an experienced Operations and Logistics Manager with key skills and achievements in the E-commerce, Retail and Wholesale sectors. His background covers operational management and customer support roles.....

valoya launches Lighting as a Service concept:

Is it possible to go from HPS to LED for free?

When setting up a greenhouse, vertical farm or growth chamber, lighting turns out to be one of the greatest expenses. Traditionally, high pressure sodium (HPS), metal halide (MH) and fluorescent lamps have been the go-to choice until LED grow lights appeared on the market. LED brings significant energy.....

New 25-liter bucket for hydroponic blueberries

Especially for growing blueberries, Bato Plastics B.V. from Zevenbergen, the Netherlands, developed a new pot. "It is a square 25-litre pot with a stable base and a pleasing solidity to it. It will last for years," says Hans Luijkx, Sales Manager at Bato.Blueberries are full of healthy nutrients such as.....

Henk van Tuyl, KUBO:

Central Asian governments kick-start greenhouse industry

In winter, Russia pays a fair price for safely grown veggies, and according to local governments, an economy based on greenhouses is preferable over an economy built on non-renewable resources. These circumstances result in a Central Asian market that's quite interesting for greenhouse suppliers. Dutch.....

Australia: Heliospectra retrofits university growth chambers with smart LED

Heliospectra announced that University of Sydney’s Centre of Carbon, Water and Food has purchased Heliospectra LED lighting solutions valued at $90,800 USD (823,601 SEK).The University of Sydney has been a customer of Heliospectra since 2013. The Centre of Carbon, Water and Food is retrofitting their.....

Bayer: "Best years for agriculture are on the horizon"

Just about everywhere you turn in the agriculture industry today, people are talking about the downturn for the American farmer. With slumping prices for most major crops, farmers’ incomes are shrinking, expecting to decline another 9 percent this year, according to the USDA.By: David Hollinrake, Crop.....

Alois van Vliet (Axia Vegetable Seeds) turns 50

A very subtile decoration is put on the building of Axia Vegetable Seeds in Naaldwijk today. You might not have noticed, but Alois van Vliet has turned 50 last friday. His colleagues want to say Happy Birthday!Want to congratulate Alois yourself? Send him an e-mail!