Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The age of counting sticky traps will soon be over, thanks to AI and vision systems

The greenhouse environment is becoming increasingly data-driven, and pest management is no different as technology races to find ways of detecting and eradicating greenhouse pests. And so, enter PATS and its advanced scouting and control technologies. PATS Indoor Drone Solutions is a Delft-based company…

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Dispute between horti suppliers ends with no patent infringement

The last procedure between Certhon and PlantLab at the Hague Court of Appeal has come to an end. The PlantLab patents on the application of LED lighting in climate chambers, together with controlled leaf- and root heating (NL 2 002 091 and EP 2 348 814), didn't exist.  A long way backThis issue between PlantLab…

Solar greenhouse idea wins Schneider Go Green student competition

Schneider Electric, a digital transformation of energy management and automation company, announced Team GreenOverMorrow from Morocco as the winner of Schneider Go Green, an annual competition that invites university students from around the globe to share their ideas for innovations that can help make…

Benjamin Devillard, General Manager Hoogendoorn Asia:

'Growing together by sharing the Chinese 'pie'

The horticultural sector in China is on the rise; the country is increasingly focusing on its own food supply. This brings with it the necessary challenges, among others, in the field of energy and water consumption, labor, and knowledge. Hoogendoorn Asia tries to support Chinese market gardeners in…

4-12 July

Global Melon and Watermelon Event 2022

Rijk Zwaan announces the upcoming edition of its annual Global Melon and Watermelon Event. The vegetable breeder’s beautiful melon and watermelon varieties will be on display at Rijk Zwaan’s Experimentation and Development Center (CED La Palma) in Cartagena, Murcia (Spain) from 4-12 July. This event is the…

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Hungary: Tax burden doubles on seasonal agricultural works

The governmental decree on “taxes on extra profits” will substantially increase the employment tax on temporary work. This was reported by Telex.hu, based on an in-depth overview by the tax and accounting portal Konyvelescentrum.hu. Temporary work is based on simplified employment rules in the Hungarian…

$130 Japanese melon is the "Ferrari of melons"

"You can look at it as a car. You can buy a car for $15,000 that will get you from here to there. But you could also buy a Ferrari which also gets you from here to there, but there's something special about it. It's prestigious, and not a lot of people are able to do that," says Robert Schueller of Los…

The price of a hectare for greenhouse crops in Almeria increased by 5% in 2021

The price of land for greenhouse crops in Almeria has increased, just like all other production costs. According to the provisional data referring to 2021 that was presented…

Royal Brinkman Canada celebrates its first anniversary

'Local presence has further strengthened customer relations'

To give further substance to the credo, "Local for Local," a local Canadian organization, was established by Royal Brinkman on June 25, 2021. Now, Royal Brinkman Canada is celebrating its one-year anniversary. A year in which the organization has experienced considerable growth and has expanded and…

The result of the Urban Greenhouse Challenge

This academic year saw student teams from all over the world once again compete to present the best urban agriculture idea. With the Urban Greenhouse Challenge, large student competitions have become an inextricable part of Wageningen. The final round of the third and last Urban Greenhouse Challenge,…

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Tsingsky Carbon Neutralization Demonstration Plant

Produce vegetables with carbon dioxide

The Shuimu Mengdian Carbon Neutralization Demonstration Plant Project is a major project approved by the Henan Provincial Development and Reform Commission in 2021. It is jointly invested and constructed by Henan Mengdian Group and Beijing Shuimu Jiutian Technology Co., Ltd., a modern agricultural…

Wang of Shandong AWT Bio-tech:

China: "We hope that fresh-flower preservation cards will replace ice bottles and make life easier for fresh-flower distributors"

Although the global pandemic is improving, there are still many limits on transporting flowers and plants. Transport costs are rising, and air freight is declining in volume. Keeping flowers and plants fresh during logistical difficulties is an important question for the industry. Manager Wang of…

Container farm allows growers to cultivate 14 different gourmet mushrooms

"We can grow 14 different strains of gourmet mushrooms in our container farms, with 3-4 strains per container and up to 2,000 lbs of mushrooms per 20-ft container per month, depending on the strain," says Jonathan Murray, co-founder, and CEO of Adapt Agtech. The company supplies container farming systems…

1st price for the pesticide-residue free tomatoes in the national level of European Business Awards for the Environment

Slovakian tomato greenhouse company Farma Kameničany has implemented the ZERYA standard at the end of 2019. ZERYA is the Spanish voluntary quality standard, which declares that the harvested production does not contain any pesticide residues (more specifically maximal limit is 0,01 mg/kg). It is a…


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