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Combating algae growth in basins with copper-based products

It may be winter at the moment, but before growers know it, there could be algae in their basins again. Ocion, introduced in the summer of 2020, helps to combat algae. The product is based on copper. "The product comes from the United States," says crop protection specialist Peter van der Wel. In early…

Silo liner material Foodgrade certified

Growing food safely also means paying attention to and caring for water storage. Bas van der Elst from Hendic understands the importance of this and will therefore soon receive his Foodgrade certificate for the DelafleX FPP silo liner material. At this moment, the final tests needed to achieve this are…

HPGen's device approved for use in agriculture and industrial applications

HPNow’s HPGen produces ultra-high purity, safe-concentration hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) onsite. The system produces hydrogen peroxide using only air, water, and electricity. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the system as a pesticidal device under the Federal…

Four-in-one dosing solution 'enhanced' to 1000 litres per hour

Besides assembling standard valves and taps, Power Plastics develops its own, customer-specific solutions. One recent development is the Power Puls Venturi. In addition to the 600 liters per hour, the technical wholesaler has also recently developed the 1000 litres per hour four-in-one dosing solution.…

Four-in-one dosing solution 'boosted' to 1000 liters per hour

Besides assembling standard valves and actuators, Power Plastics develops its own (and customer-specific) solutions in-house. Recent developments, carried out entirely in-house, are the Power Pulse Venturi (Venturi with integrated solenoid valve, check valve, and calibration). In addition to the 600…

VitalFuid

2 million investment in developing technology to reduce chemical use

"Our plasma water has strong disinfecting properties"

The Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij and VDL Participaties, part of VDL Groep, are investing in VitalFluid together. This company, located on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, uses a new plasma technology to reduce the use of chemical crop protection and to offer a sustainable alternative to…

"We use just 1 pint per container of leafy greens compared to 12 gallons on field product"

"Looking for simple ways to contribute to sustainability in your own home? Simply switch to greenhouse lettuce and greens", the team with Revol Greens advises in a consumer-oriented article. They explain how water use is significantly lower in greenhouse-grown crops. Water use is top-of-mind at Revol…

Cropping system exerts strong influence on antibiotic resistance genes

Antibiotic Resistance Genes (ARGs), a kind of contaminants of emerging concern, often occur in the reclaimed water (RW) discharged from urban sewage treatment plants. Hence, whether reclaimed water for irrigation affects the spread of ARGs in soil has become a public concern. However, the existing…

"Water management is a crucial aspect of sustainability"

Minimizing negative effects on the local community and environment in general is a priority for Hoogstraten. The cooperative based near Antwerp, in Belgium continuously works according to sustainable methods and stimulates sustainable entrepreneurship amongst their growers. Examples of methods adopted by…

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Drop-irrigation on the rise in Iran, hydroponic growing following slowly

Iran’s total greenhouse area stood at 9,856 hectares, 76% of which used drop irrigation, 19% had no irrigation system, 4% were rain-fed and 1% used a combination of drop irrigation and natural precipitation, according to the latest data released by the Statistical Center of Iran for the fiscal year…

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Recovery and utilization of phosphorus from fruit and vegetable wastewater

Excessive discharge of phosphorus into the water bodies is the key factor to cause eutrophication. The fruit and vegetable wastewater contains large amounts of phosphorus, and it may be directly discharged into water bodies, which has a great burden on the municipal sewage pipe network. Therefore,…

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Prolonged waterlogging reduces growth and yield in broccoli plants

The crop of broccoli in tropical regions is of great importance among flowering vegetables; however, the yield of this crop is severely impacted by climatic variations that can cause floods. In Tunja, Colombia, a study was carried out under greenhouse conditions in which the tolerance of broccoli plants…

Upholding the water supply chain and the nation's avocado farms

World’s first blockchain-based water market to start in Australia later this year

The world’s first blockchain-based water market will start in Australia later this year. The goal of this project is to protect access to water amid rising water security…

Clever desalinization of liters and liters of seawater

The theme of the Dutch pavilion at the World Expo in Dubai is water, energy, and food. Precisely the areas for which Wageningen University & Research develops numerous innovations, also for the Middle East. In January and February WUR will be present in Dubai to demonstrate what knowledge and technology…

Better use of water basins for storing rainwater researched

How to ensure sufficient future water supply for agriculture and horticulture? That’s an important question that Life Aclima wants to answer over the next five years with a promising European Union water project: Life Aclima. Over the course of this Life-project, several partners will develop and…

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"Calgary's food plan more in favor of large companies than urban farms"

Ten years ago, Calgary city council embraced an ambitious plan to ensure healthy food was accessible to all residents. It was the culmination of years of advocacy and guerilla or illegal gardening by people facing food insecurity themselves. But that approach — "potatoes for the people" — is still mostly…

Comparison of a new knapsack mist sprayer and three traditional sprayers

The environmental conditions of facility vegetables are characterized by high temperature and humidity, promoting a high incidence of pests and diseases. To change the backward status of plant protection machinery in greenhouses, a new kind of knapsack mist sprayer (KMS) was designed. The sprayer can…

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Research on watermelons:

Mobile drip irrigation results in high yields and water savings

Higher biomass, less water and more fruit are the results of the first year in a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study comparing mobile drip irrigation, MDI, to low-elevation sprinkler application, LESA, irrigation systems. The project comparing types of irrigation and irrigation scheduling is led by Charlie…

Dramm Corporation

The Dramm Corporation:

Jared Babik promoted to National Project Sales Manager

Jared Babik has been promoted from Northeastern US Technical Representative to National Project Sales Manager for The Dramm Corporation. In this new role, Jared will focus on project sales for our complete water integration services. Working directly with growers and alongside our distribution partners,…

January: Special Water

Feeling thirsty yet? Or are your plants? With the latter, we can help you for sure - but not by offering you a drink. This month, we will pay more attention to water on the HortiDaily newsletter. Think of water basins, silos, drippers, drain water purification or, let's hope not, water nuisance. And perhaps snow or ice,…


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