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ErfGoed presents total cultivation floor concept at IPM

ErfGoed is familiar to the market because of the cultivation floors that the company installs both in the Netherlands and abroad. At the IPM fair later this month, however, the company will be presenting a 'total concept’. In the words of managing director Hugo Paans, that shift is inextricably.....

India: Water management helps growers in Krishnagiri

Constructing water storage structures near poly greenhouses has helped horticulture farmers meet the water requirements at this time of water crisis, thanks to a Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) scheme.Krishnagiri district is blessed with conducive agro climatic conditions to.....

sustainable cultivation according Stolk Flora

Macro-mites, essential oils and vital water for the orchid

At Waterdrinker’s Cash & Carry, in the coming weeks the spotlight will be on growers that contribute to a sustainable and healthy world in one way or the other. This has resulted in a story series, including this one: an interview with Jan Stolk and Marco Hartensveld of nursery Stolk Flora about their.....

free 1-hour webinar 'Optimization of growth climate via technical innovations'

Curious how you can take advantage of The Next Generation Growing?

On Monday, 30 January 2017 Hoogendoorn and Svensson will bring expertise together to inform you on the latest developments learned on Next Generation Growing (NGG) via a free webinar. This includes the latest tools based on NGG available for the horticultural sector. The webinar is organized especially for.....

Senmatic to introduce new adaptive climate controls

The key focus on the development of adaptive equipment is bearing fruit for Senmatic. Last year the Danish manufacturer of greenhouse climate, irrigation and fertilizer controls introduced two new products and has experienced a very productive year since then.Also this year, Senmatic will introduce several.....

Teun Valstar

Dutch tropical pot plant grower discusses sustainable cultivation of calathea

In the coming weeks at Waterdrinker’s Cash & Carry, the spotlight will be on growers that contribute to a sustainable and healthy world in one way or the other. This has resulted in a story series, including this one: an interview with tropical pot plant grower Teun Valstar:What do you specialize in?We.....

ORNL researchers work to develop drought-resistant crops

Some semi-arid plants use a specific type of photosynthesis known as crassulacean acid metabolism, or CAM, to conserve water and flourish in semi-arid climates.Now scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered the metabolic and genetic underpinnings that allow plants,.....

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2016 MSU floriculture research summaries

Each year, the Western Michigan Greenhouse Association and Metro Detroit Flower Growers Association partially fund floriculture projects performed by Michigan State University faculty and staff. In 2016, the associations awarded grants for seven projects in the MSU Departments of Horticulture, Entomology and.....

UK: Lighting the way for LEDs

Research at the Stockbridge Technology Centre (STC), funded by AHDB Horticulture, has shown that by adjusting the quantity and quality of LED lighting, improvements in both the yields and the quality of ornamentals and other crops can be achieved, demonstrating that the benefits of growing with LEDs goes.....

Laser imaging solves decades-old photosynthesis debate

Using ultrafast imaging of moving energy in photosynthesis, scientists have determined the speed of crucial processes for the first time.This should help scientists understand how nature has perfected the process of photosynthesis, and how this might be copied to produce fuels by artificial.....

Unifan now exclusively available at Anima Trading

Dutch greenhouse technology supply company Anima Trading has included the Unifan fan in its catalog. It is the company’s first exclusive dealership. "It fits in with our concept of supplying material to our international partners”, says Albert Vollebregt.Since 2009 Anima is located in The Westland and active.....

EP-Exotic Plant using Philips new tissue culture LED module

China: "Energy costs down 40 percent, capacity up 30 percent"

VIDEO EP-Exotic Plant produces and propagates young plants of Bromeliads, Calathea, Musa, Orchids, Anthuriums, Helleborus and many others in a 6,000 square meter production area in Shanghai, China. In 2015, they started to use the TLED of Philips and because they were satisfied with the results of this module,.....

Royal Brinkman launches ‘spare parts finder’

Royal Brinkman launches a new online tool: the spare parts finder. With this tool, growers can find the right spare parts for their machines and installations in three steps. This makes it easier and faster to find the required parts. Growers can use the spare parts finder via the Royal Brinkman webshop.....

Michiel Kuipers, Floraconcepts;

The ideal plant and pot combination

Which plant to combine with what pot and how should I display it in my shop? There is so much on offer and making the right choice is more difficult. Both provider and buyer sometimes seem to drown in the options. Tools that make smart selecting and preferably also visualization possible can help. And.....