$7 million research greenhouse to support Australian industry
To develop the next crop of horticulture growers and meet rising food demand, Hort Innovation and Western Sydney University have combined forces to launch the nation’s first state-of-the-art vegetable glasshouse-production research centre.
US (FL): Hydroponics business up for grabs in essay contest
A Florida business owner chooses a unique method of finding a new proprietor for his successful, 25-year-old hydroponic gardening store in Largo, Florida. On April 2, 2018, Simply Hydroponics and Organics will be given as the prize in an international essay contest.
Yes, vertical farming can pay the bills
Last week saw the opening of GrowX Amsterdam. With 200 square meters of vertical farming space, it is the first large commercial urban farm operating in the Netherlands. Founder John Apesos was eager to provide us with a tour around the pink venture
CAN (ON): Havecon breaks ground for turn-key Tweed Farms expansion
Havecon will build a turn-key expansion for Tweed Farms, the wholly owned subsidiary of Canopy Growth Corporation. Canopy Growth is currently the operator of the largest known licensed cannabis producer in the world. Construction started in October 2017 in a parcel of land adjacent to its current facility in.....
Germany: Growtainer delivered at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University
Dedicated research to analyze opportunities for applications and innovations in indoor environments often comes with high initial investment costs. But thanks to the mobility of an indoor cultivation environment like a Growtainer®, that investment cost can be significantly decreased.
Better quality grafts with vision technology:
Automated grafting no longer utopia
Grafting of vegetable seeds can be quite a difficult task that requires a lot of precision and patience. While a lot of propagators still rely on physical human labour for this work, an increasing amount of growers are considering automating the work.
China: LEDs for Laudriz’s modern greenhouse
Philips Lighting has supplied LED lighting systems for large-scale plant production at a modern greenhouse built by Laudriz Investment in Sanhe City, Hebei Province in China, and it has inked a MoU with Laudriz and Dutch-based Delphy to build a research and training centre at the greenhouse.
LED'S Research: plug-and-play research systems
"LED research scalable and practical"
Vertical and indoor farming, LED lighting and light recipes are hot topics. There are plenty of opportunities there - almost too many. That's why Wessel van Paassen, general director of Green Simplicity, and Ronald Monster, general director of Hortilux, joined forces under the name LED'S Research!by Hortilux.
A new longer-lasting pepper weevil lure
Russell IPM has developed a new longer-lasting pepper weevil lure, PEPPER-XE, with improved field performance. The new lure contains the pepper weevil aggregation pheromone, specially formulated to release the critical pheromone components at the correct ratio, for twice as long as other lures on the market.