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DeltaTrak adds data security feature to FlashLink BLE logger

DeltaTrak announces the addition of a new data security feature to the FlashLink BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) Wireless Monitoring Solution at PMA Fresh Summit, Booth #3417, October 20-21, 2017, in New Orleans, LA.According to Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak, “With the new security feature,.....

Porta Nova prepares for expansion

Rose grower, Porta Nova located in Waddinxveen, the Netherlands, produces only top-notch roses. As a company that values quality and believes in always taking new steps, they have decided to undergo new construction in 2018, adding an additional 8 hectares. The new construction will incorporate several.....

How cultivation technique influences plants

Before we can talk about plant activity, it is a good idea to explain what this means exactly. It sometimes seems to be a bit of a buzzword: the plants and the climate must be ‘active’. An active climate is, in fact, a greenhouse climate that is capable of removing moisture. In line with this, we can also.....

Adding heat to a greenhouse

A greenhouse is a major investment, but adding one to a growing operation can really take production to the next level by providing a protected space for early seed starting and season extension. Heating the greenhouse for those months when frost is a major risk for many climates can help maximize the.....

US (FL): $7M grant to improve how plants get nitrogen, reduce pollution

A team of researchers at the universities of Florida and Wisconsin-Madison will use a $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to pinpoint genes that could improve plants’ ability to access nitrogen, an essential nutrient for plant growth.Enhancing plants’ nitrogen uptake could increase food.....

NL: Alstroemeria grower goes for LED grow lights after successful trial

Plessey announces a partnership with Dutch alstroemeria grower Together2Grow, following a successful trial of its LED grow lights combined with existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting in a hybrid installation.The four-month trial, managed by Maarten Klein, Plessey’s Head Agronomist, has been running.....

Gerhard van der Bijl wins Digital Transformers Award 2017

Gerhard van der Bijl, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Information Officer at Royal FloraHolland, is the winner of the Digital Transformers Award 2017.This annual award is presented to a talented person who has played a special, meaningful role in the digital transformation of companies. Along with Gerhard,.....

"Werner’s Big Data is a boon for Bloomia"

Werner Jansen was born in the Netherlands 27 years ago. Four years back, he joined us for an internship during his international business and management studies. In that short time, he has advanced to managing all of Bloomia’s global information and communication technologies.Werner loves his work. As.....

Svensson is making the invisible visible at the CGC'17

Meet Svensson’s most transparent energy screen ever, LUXOUS 1147 FR at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference.Svensson’s new Luxous 1147 FR energy screen, provides two percent more light without losing out on energy saving and humidity transport capabilities. Achieve a better growth climate during the nearing.....

Sigrow introduces affordable wireless sensor systems:

More sensors make more sense

As structures and operations get larger, greenhouse production has also become more susceptible to local environmental fluctuations in the greenhouse. With a better quality and production in mind, every grower wants to have a precise image of what is happening inside his greenhouse. For this reason, Sigrow.....

“Aruna Holland HPS lamps tested with roses: Better quality and long lifetime”

It is not the first time that a new brand enters the market of High Pressure Sodium lamps. “Obviously, with all the prior experience we have, we were quite critical when we started, however, we become more and more enthusiastic”, says rose grower Frans van Os, owner of BN Roses from De Lier. His company is.....

US (TX): New web app expedites NRCS response to Harvey

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas has developed a new USDA web application – Hurricane Harvey Damage Reporter – to help staff assess post-storm, agricultural damages faster and easier than the previous handwritten process.NRCS staff routinely visits affected areas following damaging.....

Introducing Priva Compass computer

New entry-level solution for precise crop control

Priva has developed a new sustainable process computer for precise crop control. With Priva Compass, the crop is on the steering wheel for controlling irrigation, climate, light and CO2. By the clearly laid-out interface with intuitive dashboards and graphs, growers will have a clear insight into all.....

"More light in the greenhouse, more growth, and a good feeling"

Mini gerbera grower Ruud Batist from Maasdijk, Holland invested in Svensson’s new generation of Harmony screens last year. Batist hasn’t regretted the decision to install the new Harmony 2315 O FR, which allows more light into the greenhouse while simultaneously better distributing the sunlight. The result?.....