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Electromagnification for optimized water usage and nutrient uptake

Electromagnetic treatment of irrigation water is rapidly gaining ground in both greenhouse and open field production. After years of R&D and extensive trials in cooperation with commercial growers and research centers, Swiss company Aqua4D is installing its system in a growing number of countries.Better.....

More effective steaming via sandwich steaming with spiked steaming hoods

Sandwich steaming is the newest development in hood steaming technology, combining deep and surface steaming. The ground is exposed to steam simultaneously on the surface and through 17cm long spikes in the ground.The steaming depth is 25 cm, reached in a steaming time of just 7 min.The amount of steam can.....

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Australia: Valoya LED door prize at APEX-Brinkman PCA Conference

After several articles in which we highlighted the potential of the Australian greenhouse industry, you should be convinced by now to attend the upcoming APEX-Brinkman PCA Conference in Adelaide, July 9-12. If not, then the recently announced door prize will. Thanks to the support of Valoya, the organization.....

US (SC): Metrolina aims for closed loop water system

Argus is part of one of the newest and most significant additions to Metrolina Greenhouses: The purchase of Stacy’s Greenhouses in York, SC. The development of this property has helped Metrolina to become the sixth larger greenhouse grower operation in the United States (Drotleff, 2017).At this facility –.....

US: Ornamental horticulture survey helps set research priorities

The IR-4 Project's Ornamental Horticulture Program helps provide safe and effective pest management solutions for greenhouse, nursery, landscape, Christmas tree, and forestry producers.This program works with growers, researchers, registrants, and regulatory agencies to facilitate new product registrations,.....

Dramm introduces new OneTouch HighFlow Valve

Dramm introduces their new OneTouch HighFlow Valve. The New OneTouch HF builds on the original OneTouch Valve. While both valves are durable and easy-to-use one handed, the new OneTouch HF offers twice the flow, or up to 16 gpm @ 40 psi.A concern during the design phase of this new valve was the potential.....

From Uganda to Mexico, celebrating one year of HortiMaX-Go!

Today it is exactly one year ago that the HortiMaX-Go! was announced the winner of the Innovation Award in the 'Automation’ category at the GreenTech. The HortiMaX-Go! is now being sold worldwide.The GreenTech jury was very enthusiastic about this climate and irrigation computer: "The modular system and.....

"Thermal imaging camera is a valuable tool"

For a Dutch monitoring project, measurements were made in various greenhouse projects with thermal imaging cameras to determine the temperatures of plants or individual plant parts. With a thermal imaging camera, the differences between plant and air temperature can be made clear. This provides valuable.....

UK: Narcissus Crop Walkers' Guide available on AHDB app

The Narcissus guide is now available on the Crop Walkers' Guide app. Narcissus growers can encounter a range of problems that can impact on both the quality and yield of flowers and bulbs unless they are identified and dealt with. Often, such problems are linked to pests and diseases, but a range of.....

"High time for high-tech farming in Vietnam"

The Government will focus on technology-based agriculture to resolve problems like the lack of value-added products for export, the low competitiveness of Vietnamese farm produce in world markets and inconsistency in quality.Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dang Huy Dong speaks to Vietnam News.....

Chainless filter cloth now comes with Aqua-Hort system

In order to reduce the risk of bacteria and fungi in the drainwater tank, Aqua-Hort and VDH Water Systems are introducing a new chainless cloth filter installation that features an AquaHort copper electrolysis system.By placing the cloth filter installation before the drain tank, the water has to pass a 20.....

WaterPulse totals 10 million square feet installed

WaterPulse has reached the milestone of 10 million square feet of WaterPulse capillary watering mats installed in greenhouses, nurseries, garden centers and indoor growing operations in North America. 10 million square feet of mats equates to over 230 acres and would cover over 200 football fields. In linear.....

Australia: NGIA member receives funding boost for innovation

$7.4 million is being offered to 15 Australian businesses to help get their new products and services into the marketplace. NGIA Member, Majestic Selections is one of the beneficiaries receiving the funding for the Nic-In System, an automated plant tissue culture system.The funding, provided under the.....

Royal FloraHolland wants to speed up digitisation

"Digitisation is happening too slowly." The owner of Easygrow said this with a smile at the Royal FloraHolland GMM, but it is a serious concern. His partner agreed. "The lines need to be shorter, but we realise that's not an easy task. Royal FloraHolland must retain its number 1 position and press ahead with.....