Getting ready for Cultivate'22: what not to miss?

Cultivate'22 is around the corner. From July 16-19, the Greater Columbus Convention Center will again open its doors for this four-day event. After the educational sessions and workshops, starting on Saturday, the tradeshow will take off on Sunday, after the keynote presentation.

It will be the second in-person show after COVID-19, and this year the FloralDaily team will be attending the show again to make our traditional photo report. 

We'll do our best to visit everybody but please do send us an e-mail if there's anything not to be missed at the show!

Click here for the complete exhibitor list. 

Click here for the floor plan.

Click here for the trade show schedule.

Hosted by AmericanHort, more than 650 exhibitors will be presenting their products and services during Cultivate, and the event is known to attract more than 10,000 industry professionals and visitors from all 50 states and over 30 countries.

But what will be on display? We'll update you while the show takes place, but here's a preview of what to expect from the technique side.

DryGair presents  ‘A New Way to Grow’
A New Way to Grow’ is a holistic growing concept that lets growers optimize greenhouse cultivation and maximize energy savings. Both of which are made possible by improving control over the greenhouse environment.

Using a set of simple principles, growers can increase their yields, improve product quality, prevent diseases organically, and save as much as 50% on total energy consumption, all with an ROI of 1-3 years. With rising energy prices, saving energy is quickly becoming more and more necessary for growers in all sectors.

New retail Air Tray available
Air Tray Technologies announces the availability of a new retail Air Tray: the 6 Ct Air Tray. 

Product Measurements:  Cylinder Volume (ml / cm): 2352 Trays per Pallet: 1400, Ellepot Diameter (mm): 120 Ellepot Length (mm): 160

Air Trays are designed to promote healthy root development by ensuring consistent air circulation and water drainage in the root zone throughout the production cycle. "Air Trays streamline handling and facilitate automation with the use of low-cost forks and racks designed specifically for each growers’ needs. Cost savings can be realized from planting to retail", David Dobos with Blackmore explains. "The new deep propagation Air Trays are a great addition to the Air Tray Technologies line and are available for immediate ordering."

The Blackmore team will share more insights on their solutions in their booth. Also, two presentations are scheduled in Room B240, on July 17 & 18 at 10 AM & 2 PM.

David Dobos
Mobile: 603.440.8728
Email: DD@blackmoreco.com 
www.air-trays.com 

Metazet FormFlex's Hanging Basket System
Metazet FormFlex introduced the Hanging Basket System more than fifteen years ago for companies that cultivate hanging flowers and plants. Thanks to a new control system, automatic watering unit, and options for multi-layer cultivation, the system promotes efficiency in various areas

 
The Hanging Basket System promotes efficiency at greenhouse horticulture companies because cultivating on two layers is possible, the layout can be divided into sections, and plants are supplied with water automatically. The quantity of water can optionally be maintained via the OASIS water-by-weight system. In addition, the integrated pocket means work can be carried out on plants from a fixed, comfortable position. The system can be installed in both new and existing greenhouses. Click here for more information 

Dramm to educate more about HANS systems
Dramm recently announced their partnership with HANS™ Premium Water and at Cultivate, they are ready to educate more about HANS systems and how to integrate them with our other components to improve your water. Click here for more information about the partnership.

Priva presents closed loop irrigation systems 
Live at Cultivate 2022, Kees van der Kruk, water systems manager at Priva will present on commercial-scale recirculating systems and water-use efficiency in greenhouse cultivation. This session is the perfect opportunity to advance your knowledge of irrigation recirculation infrastructure, best practices for water management, and how data driven solutions can increase production efficiency while minimizing your water footprint.

“When recirculating irrigation water, you’re reusing expensive fertilizers and perhaps elements that you do not want to release into the environment” explains Kees, “and in areas where good quality fresh water is a limited resource, reusing the water is good for the environment and good for the bottom line”. Pressure from society, and from governments in the form of regulation to stimulate growers to start recirculating their water is partly based on reducing emissions but also considers the availability of fresh water. And getting all of the potential out of the water is a sustainable and smart way of growing.

"New ppm target feature for fertigation provides unparalleled nutrient control"
 
“If growers focus only on a target conductivity, they may think that they are getting a certain nutrient level but are not. This is why we are now introducing ppm targets into our Fertigation Manager™,” says Ian Morrell, Head of Sales at Climate Control Systems. Climate Control Systems will be attending Cultivate’22 in Columbus, Ohio, and is looking forward to showcasing the Fertigation Manager™ and the benefits of ppm-based nutrient delivery.  

Read the complete announcement here.

BioSafe hosts Cultivate party
Besides presenting their OxyFusion system, Biosafe will also be hosting their Cultivate party in partnership with Dosatron and JR Peters Inc. The party will be held Monday night, so growers are encouraged to visit the party hosts’ booths to receive their entry wristbands.


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