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"Water quality is key to hydroponic vegetables"

In modern society, there is an increasing demand for high-quality, environmentally friendly, and safe vegetables. With the changes on the market and the planting side of things, the new category of hydroponic vegetables has also become a mature, common, high value-added, and indispensable category in…

Snack tomato grower Westburg chooses data platform for now and the future

A few months ago, snack tomato grower Westburg chose the PYLOT data platform as their preferred choice for the future. We asked Bas van Leeuwen about the reasons for this choice and their first experiences. Brothers Bas and Ton van Leeuwen from the Dutch company Westburg, located in Limburg, grow five…

Cleaner irrigation for New Zealand cucumber grower

Jade Garden is an important supplier of cucumbers to the local market in the South Island of New Zealand. At their glasshouses in Christchurch, the company emphasizes a safe environment for their employees and healthy conditions for their telegraph cucumbers to grow. For these reasons, the HPGen has been…

$5.4 billion North Queensland dam could source the 'most expensive water' in Australia

Recently, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce announced the construction of the $5.4 billion Hells Gates Dam project in north Queensland. If the project comes to fruition, it…

Improving growers' understanding of their irrigation water

Water certainly is one of the most precious resources, not only because it’s crucially important but also because it can be rather scarce. That’s why it’s essential for growers to understand how to use it more efficiently. On the one hand, this would reduce water consumption and thus operational costs;…

Dutch silos and liners in China

Dutch producers of basin liners and water silos deliver their products to China through their dealers. Hendic and De Lange Plastics are among them. Bas van der Elst, Hendic, says that they were able to supply 14 large basins with Delaflex liners and about 100 silos last year. "It is something that we as Dutch horticulture can…

"On-site testing and actionable insights disrupt the status quo in water quality analytics"

“The KETOS platform utilizes robotics with several advancements in cross-functional engineering disciplines to provide continuous real- water quality data at your fingertips. Users can access the system anytime and anywhere,” says Meena Sankaran, founder and chief executive officer at KETOS. The…

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Environmental assessment of two irrigation systems in an organic tomato crop system

The circular economy is proposed as a promising strategy for both dealing with the current environmental issues and providing socio-economic benefits. The transformation of organic waste materials into a reusable product for crops is a way to contribute to the change from a linear economy to a circular…

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New distributor aims to change water management in Egypt

Tulima Farms and Agri-Processing in Egypt is the latest addition to Senmatic's network of distributors. Tulima aims to promote automation and high-tech horticultural solutions, thereby sustaining Egypt’s ambition to make use of its scarce water resources more efficient. “We are very proud to support…

Understanding your greenhouse watering system

Most growers know that in any commercial operation, an effective greenhouse watering system is one of the keys to a successful harvest. In addition to greater crop development, the right greenhouse irrigation system will help growers with a number of other factors, leading to increased profits. However,…

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Finding water in the subsoil with innovative drones

"In just under 20 minutes, we manage to scan the subsoil of a large plot, identifying the presence of water up to a depth of 250 meters thanks to electromagnetic probes. In just a few hours, therefore, we can tell growers whether there is groundwater suitable for irrigation in a specific area," explains…

Italy: Farm irrigation and fertilization with treated wastewater

The optimization of natural resources is a necessity that can no longer be postponed, it is necessary to follow alternative and feasible solutions. According to recent studies, in Italy the per capita withdrawals of fresh water for agricultural use represent about 50% of the total water needs; moreover,…


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