February 2016 in retrospect:

Chemchina, Fruit Logistica, aquaponics at Mucci and the IPM Essen

Here is February 2016 in retrpspect; a month full of trade shows. There was the 34th edition of the IPM Essen that again broke new visitor records and we had a packed edition of the Fruit Logistica in Berlin, which was showcasing more greenhouse technology than ever. As if that didn't bring us enough to write about, Syngenta announced it's takeover deal by ChemChina in the same week. Another much discussed article of February 2016 was Mucci Farms' move into automated aquaponic lettuce production.

HortiDaily - IPM Essen 2016 Technology & Supplies
A photo report with all manufacturers of greenhouse technology and supplies for both vegetable and floriculture production. From greenhouse structures to water technology, substrates and light; you can find it in this report

FloralDaily - IPM Essen - Flowers and Plants
Our colleagues of our floricultural newsletter FloralDaily went to visit all the growers, exporters, importers, transporters and other suppliers that are closely involved in the ornamental plant and flower industry.

Click here for the Photo Report with the horticultural technology at Fruit Logistica 2016

Mucci Farms invests in large scale, fully automated, hydroponic lettuce production

For many years, the technicians at Viscon have been working on automated and semi-automated floating deep water production systems. After developing, trialing and gaining commercial experience with several aquaponic systems, Viscon recently completely renewed the design of the floats and production system. Canadian greenhouse grower Mucci Farms is now the first in North America to use this new hydroponic system for the production of organic lettuce.

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