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'Everything about steaming' by MSD at IPM Essen

Gaps in effectiveness and increasing resistances of weeds and diseases, but also bans and restrictions of herbicides are increasing the public interest in steaming.Steaming processes can be implemented in all sectors of horticulture, from greenhouses to the open land. As a result, modern and time-saving as.....

NL: Grower Dirk-Jan Oudijk gets a warning for Botrytis

This year the number of growers that use email notifications by LetsGrow.com has grown rapidly. With an email notification, the grower can be warned for unwanted changes in the greenhouse climate. The notifications can also be used as a daily/weekly update with only the information the grower is interested.....

US: ASABE award for Pure Flowering Lamp

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named the TotalGrow Pure Flowering 200 Lamp winner of a 2018 AE50 award.AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. The Pure Flowering Lamp will be.....

"Invasive plants pose greater global risk than previously thought"

Virginia Tech scientists have discovered that invasive plant species are essentially able to change in order to thrive on new continents and in different types of climates, challenging the assumption that species occupy the same environment in native and invasive ranges.Velvetleaf represents one of the many.....

Ball Seed adds features to WebTrack To Go app

WebTrack, the business management system from Ball Seed, received new features with its latest update for the WebTrack To Go mobile app. Responding directly to grower requests, the app can now scan seed packets through your smart phone camera to view the most recent germination percentage, its Ball Vigor.....

India, Israel to open centre for floriculture in Tamil Nadu

India and Israel are coming together to set up a centre for excellence in floriculture at Thally in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu.The centre, the first agro-technology development centre to be set up with Israel’s assistance in the State, would be officially inaugurated on Thursday. Gil Haskel, head of.....

Happy birthday, Jan Ingenhousz!

Did you check Google today? If you're in one of the chosen regions, you'll see a doodle of Jan Ingenhousz. The Dutch scientist was born 287 years ago today. Big deal, right? Well, without him, we wouldn't have indoor cultivation as we know it. Not because he invented vertical farming of course, but he did.....

"Enhanced full spectrum ideal for flowering plants"

Illumitex announced the new X6 full‐spectrum light. The X6 spectrum has been engineered with increased output in the 500 to 650nm region while maintaining a high level of blue (400‐450 nm) and deep‐red (650‐700 nm).“We are excited to deliver the Full‐Spectrum X6 light to our.....

The first technical nursery days in Colombia

The Association of Colombian Nursery Growers, Colviveros, along with the Secretary of Economic Development of Fusagasugá, Asovis and Flormacoop, held on November 30 and December 1, 2017 the First National Technical Nursery Days, which took place in the municipalities of Fusagasugá and Chinauta.According to.....

How endemic cactus helps restore ecological balance in the Galapagos

To the northeast of Santa Cruz Island within the Galapagos archipelago lies Plaza Sur, a small island made up of 13 hectares of land. It is the home to extraordinary fauna and flora, including the Opuntia echios var. echios species, most commonly known as the cactus (DPNG, 2014) (Jaramillo. et al 2017).The.....

US (LA): LSU AgCenter focuses international programs on private sector

The LSU AgCenter is retooling how it does international outreach, putting a greater focus on endeavors that aim to improve the Louisiana agriculture industry.A new unit called the LSU AgCenter Global Network was formed recently, replacing the Office of International Programs. AgCenter Vice Chancellor John.....

"New lighting product halves costs with double coverage"

TotalGrow’s newest lighting product is the next generation in photoperiodic lighting. Each 16W light bulb of the TotalGrow Pure Flowering 200 Lamp can control the timing of flowering/vegetative growth over a 200 sq ft area at only 0.14 amps. The flowering lamp has metal, waterproof housings protecting the.....

e-Gro propagation webinars posted on YouTube

The videos for the recent e-Gro webinars on propagation are now available on YouTube.Thinking Inside the Box: What the Shipping Environment Does to Your Cuttings Nathan Jahnke - PhD Graduate Student, North Carolina State UniversityUnrooted vegetative cuttings are a popular choice for propagating floriculture.....

China: "High pressure sodium lamps can satisfy demands for diversification"

"The growth of agricultural products is closely connected to the presence of light. When there is not enough light on a field, for example because of geographical limitations, artificial light can be a solution. Our high pressure sodium lamps can satisfy the customers' demands for diversification,".....