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CAN (BC): Ag ministry rewards innovations

Four B.C. companies have each won $20,000 for developing B.C. technology to help solve a problem identified as part of the BC Ministry of Agriculture and the BC Innovation Council’s Innovation Challenge.The winning companies are using local technology to deter birds from B.C. berry farms, provide.....

EU facilitates Dutch-Serbian knowledge transfer

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is participating in ANTARES: a new EU project that aims to evolve the Serbian BioSense Centre into a European Centre of Excellence for advanced technologies in sustainable agriculture and food security. The participation of WUR will secure the transfer of.....

Technolution presents Sense2Grow

"Sensors will change the job of the grower"

Greenhouse sensors have been experimented with for some time, but until now both high costs and technical problems prevented a wide implementation. Now it really seems possible. Technolution has developed sensors that in terms of accuracy and cost are interesting, while the biggest problem, the collection of.....

US: Transplant starts under broad grow spectrum LEDs

As northern growers prepare for warmer weather in the coming months, an increasing number are creating germination and seedling growth systems utilizing LED grow lights to get head starts on transplants. As with any sole source growing environment lacking sunlight, the spectrum of artificial light can have.....

Start-up introduces scalable hydroponic growing system

Phytoponics recently had the opportunity to present their start-up at the Startupbootcamp Foodtech Demo day in Rome, sponsored by Cisco.They celebrated the end of the accelerator program with a successful pitch from CEO Adam Dixon, in front of more than 500 investors, corporates, guests and press attendees.....

Protecting early fruits with tunnels

Thanks to the open market and different climatic conditions and seasons around the world, todaywe can enjoy 365 days of fresh fruits and vegetables. At this moment, the first strawberries and raspberries from warm areas of Spain, Morocco and Italy are already on the market and soon we expect nectarines,.....

US: Public and private sectors specialize in different ag research areas

Both the public and private sectors fund agricultural research and development (R&D), but focus on different areas. The private sector specializes in areas where R&D results in improved commercial products and services, particularly food and feed manufacturing as well as farm machinery and.....

Would you let your plants control your light?

Given increasing consumer demand for fresh produce year-round, a grower’s initial investment in supplemental LED lighting is quickly offset by accelerated harvests, smarter energy consumption and a uniform, quality yield day in and day out.On the heels of their webinar on dynamic greenhouse lighting,.....

June 14-15, Lincolnshire

UK: Drone technology flying high at Cereals

Drone technology is becoming increasingly widespread in the farming sector, but it can be hard to keep up with new developments – or even get started in the first place. Whether you’re new to drones or looking to upgrade to the latest equipment, a day at the Cereals Event will provide everything you need to.....

New app helps growers share information on vegetable performance

A new app that will be released March 20 by University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension is designed to help growers save and share information about how vegetable varieties perform in different locations.Farmers and gardeners can use the app to rate varieties in terms of taste, yield, and how easy.....

Learn the latest about lighting

Helping growers learn about the latest advancements in supplemental, photoperiodic, and sole-source horticulture lighting and making the best decisions for their plants and business.Learn from Michigan State University (MSU) leading lighting experts and researchers Erik Runkle, PhD, and Roberto Lopez, PhD,.....

US (IL): Students design galactic greenhouse

Two University of Illinois engineering students have designed a miniature lunar greenhouse which they hope will enable humans to grow crops in lunar soil. They will present their design at the Lab2Moon Challenge in Bangalore, India in March. If they win the competition? Next stop – the moon.Alex Darragh, a.....

Dutch growers trial new Plessey LED grow lights

Plessey, a developer of award-winning LED technologies and manufacturer of solid-state lighting products, announces it is running horticultural lighting trials with four of the Netherlands’ leading growers: Villa Gerbera (growing a crop of gerbera), Gebr. Koot BV (tomatoes), Together2Grow (alstroemeria), and.....

Japanese-Israeli partnership on reclaimed water use

NARO Japan exchanged MOU for research cooperation with ARO Israel on March 7, 2017 in Beit Dagan, State of Israel.Prof. Eli Feinerman, Head of ARO Israel and Dr. Sohei Kobayashi, Principal Scientist who attended on behalf of NARO JapanThe agriculture of Israel is well advanced in the use of reclaimed water,.....