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Singapore: More than 20 hectares reserved for orchid nurseriesMore than 20 hectares of land have been set aside for orchid nurseries in the first such move here, highlighting the importance of the national flower to Singapore.The reserved land parcels will be located in Lim Chu Kang and Sungei Tengah, with the first tranche available for tender from June this year, the.....
Topdressing container nursery plants for liverwort controlMoss, algae, liverwort and weeds tend to be a major problem in containers with herbaceous perennials or woody plants due to the very long crop time and the damp conditions throughout the dormancy of the plants. Some nursery growers use rice hulls as a topdress (Photo 1) in order to reduce the germination of.....
UK: Alstroemerias and sunflowers as cut flower cropAHDB has published two new factsheets; the first provides growers with the results of alstroemerias (Alstroemeria hybrids) evaluation trials which took place at The National Cut Flower Centre, as well as information on: scheduling and production systems, growing conditions, nutrition and pest and disease.....
Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme project proposal deadline extendedDue to increased interest, the closing date has been extended for round two project proposals for access to water through the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme (NAIS).Australian and international agribusinesses now have until 14 March to lodge proposals through the SA Tenders and Contracts website –.....
Graphical tracking of greenhouse cropsVIDEO Height management can be a challenge for poinsettia growers. Graphical Tracking was developed as a simple crop monitoring and management tool to plot actual plant height or development of a crop and compare this value to target plant height or development over time.In this video Roberto Lopez and Garrett.....
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NL: Royal van Zanten on sustainability and energy efficiencyIn a series of articles Dutch power company Nuon helps businesses to get a better grasp on their energy consumption. Tips are also provided on environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient solutions. Royal Van Zanten, has been a Nuon partner for years. In this article and video below (in Dutch), the company.....
The four Ps of successful Sunfinity productionIssue 1, 2018 of the Griffin Gazette delves deep into sowing tips, branding advice, and recommendations from an experienced Sunfinity grower on how to make sure your Sunfinity plants are a hit at retail.Click here to read advice from Jeanne Svob, Griffin Seed Business Manager; Dr. Alicain Carlson, Syngenta.....
Rooting hormones improve uniformity among vegetative cuttingsRooting hormones are a great addition to any propagator’s toolkit. Rooting compounds, being liquid or powders, when applied properly aid in rooting of moderate to difficult-to-root species, accelerate root initiation, improve rooting uniformity, increase the number of roots produced and ultimately reduce.....
Video: Properly applying an iron chelate drenchIron deficiency in greenhouse crops is very common especially on iron-inefficient vegetatively propagated crops. The deficiencies appear as an interveinal chlorosis of the youngest leaves. Once you have confirmed that your crop is deficient in iron, you may choose to apply a substrate drench of iron chelate.....
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US: Michigan watering solution crosses state borders"We are now ready to spread our wings", says Controls Engineer Len Logsdon. Together with Michigan growers and brothers Jared and Jordan Dekker of Dekker Bros. Farms in Hudsonville, Michigan, he designed a watering solution for hanging baskets and they put it on the market two years ago. They installed the.....
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"Vietnam will professionalize horticulture in the near future"From 14 to 16 March Hortus Supplies International will host stand D.03 at the HortEx Vietnam 2018. We spoke with Mario Taal, who will represent the Dutch horticultural supplier at the exhibition.What made HSI decide to be present at the HortEx Vietnam?"At HSI we are always searching for new opportunities and.....
Using rice hulls in 2018 sponsors ornamental horticultureMost greenhouse growers use a peat-based substrate for growing their spring crops, however there is a trend towards using alternative substrates such as coconut coir, wood fiber, or parboiled rice hulls. Growers are continually looking to replace perlite in their growing mixes as perlite is a non-renewable,.....
Zabo Plant acquires Hoogland operations in ChileZabo Plant BV has acquired all varieties owned by Hoogland van Veen that are currently being contract farmed in Chile. After founder Joop van Veen passed away in 2016, the company was forced to downsize its Chile operations. This led to the sale of the Bacardi, Yellow Strike and Dalian flowers to Zabo Plant......
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