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Etihad Cargo launches direct flight between Nairobi and Amsterdam

Etihad Airways is the second-largest airline and flag carrier of the UAE, after Emirates. Its head office is in Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, near Abu Dhabi's International Airport. The company commenced operations in November 2003. Etihad Cargo has launched its direct flight between Nairobi and Amsterdam…

RF Agriculture

After harvest care and handling of crops

At the end of the season, there is relief in sight and the promise of a reward for the hard work and care given to a crop. If crops are not handled properly all the hard work put into growing the crop will be in vain. Improper storage and handling of horticultural crops can lead to major loss in product…

Simple tuning rules for Feedforward compensators

In a recent study, simple tuning rules for feedforward compensators were applied to design a control strategy to regulate the inside air temperature of a greenhouse during daytime by means of a natural ventilation system. The developed control strategy is based on a PI (Proportional-Integral) controller…

Frigotherm Ferrari

Different refrigeration solutions

Frigotherm Ferrari has been one of the main points of reference for refrigeration and air conditioning for over 50 years. "70% of our market is in Italy. We have extensive experience in the apple sector, but also provide innovative solutions to other operators as well as to the logistics sector,"…

HVAC systems explained

Heating, Ventilating, and Cooling (HVAC) systems are designed to maintain optimal greenhouse growing conditions, which vary according to the crop grown, time of year, and local climate restrictions.…

Barry Hugo – Dunlash South Africa

Reducing claims through improved cold air flow within a reefer container

In refrigerated containers the chilled air often short circuits, not keeping the fresh produce at the desired temperature. “Cold air is lazy, it takes the path of least resistance,” explains Barry Hugo, managing director at Dunlash South Africa and Refrigerated Air Flow Technologies (RAFT).  This challenge…

Natural or mechanical ventilation?

Ventilation is the process of air exchange, removing inside air from inside the plant production facility and replacing it with outside air.  Ventilation is also important for maintaining CO2 levels and removing excess moisture when there are no active systems installed to manage those factors. Ventilation…

Why cooling is an important part of climate control

Why is cooling important? Well, first to control temperature and humidity, secondly to avoid plant stress, then also to prevent over-irrigation and to ensure flower set.  ​The selection…

TomatoesNZ

The tomato red spider mite in New Zealand

At the end of May, Biosecurity New Zealand (the Ministry for Primary Industries) found two small populations of tomato red spider mite (Tetranychus evansi) on nightshade weeds at two Auckland locations during routine surveillance. Industries potentially affected by this pest include tomatoes, capsicum,…


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