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"At least 80% organic matter and full disintegration in 25 years"

New substrate based on brown coal

Substrates come in many shapes and sizes - there's mineral wool, perlite, peat, coco coir... and soon perhaps brown coal, at least as far as Paweł Mietlicki is concerned. His company, CarboHort, developed a new type of substrate based on brown coal. The invention, developed in collaboration with Prof.…

Savéol new energies

French growers start saving energy with CHP and LED

Michel Le Hir and Cathy Niot are market gardeners in Plabennec (Finistère) and members of French tomato production leader Savéol Cooperative. They called in Eiffage Énergie Systèmes’ services via think-tank Savéol Énergies Nouvelles, in order to control and reduce energy consumption in their greenhouses…

Investment of $3 million to increase the crop yield

CA: Government invests in clean technology for greenhouse pest management

A strong economy and a clean environment go hand in hand. That’s why the Government of Canada is supporting the development of technologies that lead to less pollution,…

Strawberries ten months a year from Aardbeienkwekerij Depestel

How do you grow from 12 rows of strawberries to a company with more than 6 hectares?

Growing from around 2,500 plants to a million plants. That really is a success story. Luc and Steven grow strawberries all year round. Clients sometimes come from afar to taste them. The strawberry vending machine near the entrance of the company turns out to be a veritable magnet for hungry visitors.…

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Big Chinese project to propagate flowers and plants

It's not just greenhouse vegetable cultivation that's making serious headway in China, ornamental horticulture is also on the rise. The Chinese are getting more money in their pockets, which means consumers are increasingly willing to purchase a nice bunch of flowers or a pretty plant. In order to meet…

Burglar caught and sentenced after taking a bite from grower's tomato

What do you do when you get hungry during a burglary? You just take a bite of a tomato of course, there are plenty of them in the greenhouse. A 37-year-old burglar paid dearly…

Codema appoints a new European sales operations manager

Codema announced the appointment of Marie-Claire Reuver to the position of European Sales Operations Manager, based in Bergschenhoek. In this role she will give functional…

Researchers take stock of global aquaponics industry through survey

A group of researchers from the University of Washington on an international project – CITYFOOD – is running a global aquaponics survey and this survey will provide researchers with real-world information about existing aquaponic systems and farms which define current practices and using results from…

Lib Dem party visit Glinwell

"If we leave on No Deal in October it will be at the worst time for these growers"

On Tuesday 16th April, Glinwell welcomed Sir Vince Cable and Daisy Cooper from the Lib Dem party and members of the NFU to their Smallford head office. A good afternoon, with a tour of the glasshouses on site, a discussion on food standards, the agriculture bill and labour post-Brexit, and a visit to the…

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China: 900 Exhibitors from 31 Countries ready for Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2019 take-off

On Saturday, April 20, China's largest horticultural fair, Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai, will start in the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Until April 22, the trade…

Energy more »

Lithium batteries now used in agriculture

The horticultural sector is adapting to respect the environment and contain energy consumption with an eye to efficiency and saving. With this purpose in mind, Bagioni is equipping various machines with lithium batteries. This innovation will be presented at Macfrut (hall B7 stand 48), especially for…

Fertilizers more »

New Botanical Biopesticides available to US market

STK bio-ag technologies, Israeli supplier of botanical sustainable crop protection, has partnered with Summit Agro U.S.A., which will become the exclusive distributor of STK…

Breeding more »

To protect stem cells, plants have diverse genetic backup plans

Despite evolution driving a wide variety of differences, many plants function the same way. Now a new study has revealed the different genetic strategies various flowering plant species use to achieve the same status quo. In flowering plants, stem cells are critical for survival. Influenced by…

Machines more »

TTA equipment for handling & selection of plants in 3D model at IPM Shanghai

Big Chinese project to propagate flowers and plants

It's not just greenhouse vegetable cultivation that's making serious headway in China, ornamental horticulture is also on the rise. The Chinese are getting more money in their pockets, which means consumers are increasingly willing to purchase a nice bunch of flowers or a pretty plant. In order to meet…

Product Info more »

Two-thirds of US agricultural imports from Mexico consisted of vegetables, fruit or beer

2018 US agricultural imports from Mexico

Packaging more »

Move from cups and shakers to small bags for snack mini tomatoes

You get tomatoes in all shapes and sizes. From cherry tomatoes and snack tomatoes to TOV and loose tomatoes. For every tomato, a suitable packaging solution has been found. These are needed to bring this product, undamaged, to the consumer. There is also a growing trend toward smaller, snack-sized…

Marketing more »

Böttcher Gartenbau supplies ingredients for popular Easter specialty

Seven herbs for green sauce - now with German herbs

Parsley, chives, chervil, sorrel, pimpinelle, borage and watercress: "Every connoisseur knows that these are the necessary ingredients for the green sauce." The well-tried specialty is a seasonal highlight, especially in Southwest Germany, and especially at Easter," says Hendzel, responsible for…

Substrates more »

"At least 80% organic matter and full disintegration in 25 years"

New substrate based on brown coal

Substrates come in many shapes and sizes - there's mineral wool, perlite, peat, coco coir... and soon perhaps brown coal, at least as far as Paweł Mietlicki is concerned. His company, CarboHort, developed a new type of substrate based on brown coal. The invention, developed in collaboration with Prof.…

Organic more »

U.S. growers are harvesting an increasing amount of organic tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes have remained a staple in American kitchens even as consumer tastes and preferences evolve. For example, producers have responded to consumer demand for more organic produce by cultivating more organic tomatoes. From 2008 to 2011, consumer price sensitivity coupled with the higher price of…

Cooling more »

New cold store and cooking facility for Swedish vegetables

The new branch of cooperation Sydgrönt in an old Findus factory in Bjuv, Sweden, will enable growers to sell more vegetables. The factory has a surface area of 3,200 m2 and…

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Food Safety more »

Exporting substandard vegetables and chillies

Uganda bans chilli exports to European Union

The European Union has welcomed the Ugandan government's self-imposed ban on the export of chillies and substandard vegetables to Europe, saying it was beginning to spoil the…

Health more »

The benefits of eating tomatoes every day

The tomato is one of the most versatile fruits, widely consumed all around the world. Some people prefer it raw, many like to cook it with vegetables and spices. You can…

Events more »

China: 900 Exhibitors from 31 Countries ready for Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2019 take-off

On Saturday, April 20, China's largest horticultural fair, Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai, will start in the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Until April 22, the trade…

Retail more »

and growers pay the price

How retailers quadruple the price of imperfect produce

In a recent Dutch tv-episode attention was paid to imperfect produce, the deformed vegetables and fruit that lie on the fresh produce shelves of retailer Albert Heijn. According to the show producers, the text on the packaging ‘throwing away is a pity’, which is put on 'ugly produce' suggests that the…

Vertical farming more »

Eu:CROPIS

Tomatoes growing in lunar gravity 600 kilometres above Earth

The compact German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Eu:CROPIS satellite is now rotating in space at a rate of 17.5 revolutions per minute, generating a gravitational force in its interior similar to that found on the Moon. After its launch on 3 December 2018, DLR…

Researchers take stock of global aquaponics industry through survey

A group of researchers from the University of Washington on an international project – CITYFOOD – is running a global aquaponics survey and this survey will provide researchers with real-world information about existing aquaponic systems and farms which define current practices and using results from…

Medicinal production more »

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Normally we’re happy to publish all the news from the horticultural industry. Today we’ve got news for you. Our newest publication MMJDaily.com will be launched today! This publication is all about…

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