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webinar, October 25

50 years of experience in free Hoogendoorn & Koppert webinar

The year 2017 is a special year for Koppert Biological Systems and Hoogendoorn Growth Management, as it marks the 50th anniversary of both companies. Being partners, their joint expertise has led to various successful international projects. The companies are jointly organizing the next webinar ‘Assimilates.....

India: Floriculture estate likely to come up at Sirvoi

Setting the ball rolling to establish a floriculture estate in the state, officials of the agriculture department will soon inspect a tract of land at Sirvoi in Quepem taluka, which has been suggested by the government for the project.The agriculture department has proposed to set up a floriculture estate on.....

A visit to PlantLab:

Vertical farming's best kept secret?

Stacked layers with leafy greens in fully controlled units; some call it the future of farming. While opinions are divided if all that fancy lettuce will indeed solve world hunger, at PlantLab they are convinced that controlled environment agriculture can introduce groundshaking revolutions to our food.....

USDA helping growers build success with new technology

Everyone loves that burst of flavor you get when you eat a fresh fruit or vegetable. But we often don’t think about all the research, propagating, and growing by plant breeders that happens prior to giving us that great food experience. Plant breeders work hard to develop new varieties, which are crucial to.....

Considerations for fine-tuning your fertilizer program

How do you typically fertilize floriculture crops in your greenhouse? Based on how the plant performs? Maybe based on recommendations from your consultant or supplier? Do you do it the way it’s always been done? Do you know why it was always done that way?We know from a few studies that floriculture crops.....

US (OR): Lean group boosts value for Marion Ag Service

The Oregon Nursery Lean Consortium helped one of its new members reduce steps by 55 percent on an order fulfilment process. The improvement was made during Marion Ag’s first hosted improvement event with the Consortium, held at the company’s new fertilizer processing facility in Aurora, Ore. The team focused.....

Rose Society of South Australia

"Ballerina is an enthusiast’s rose"

Ballerina was introduced by Mr. J. A. Bentall in the UK in 1937. The rose parentage is unknown.Although Ballerina is officially classified as a Hybrid Musk, it is like an overgrown Polyantha producing big clusters of little single pale pink flowers with white centres around the stamens.Ballerina has no scent.....

TTA’s small-sized transplanter PackPlanter S now available

TTA released a small-sized transplanter that is now the youngest member of its PackPlanter family. With its 16 grippers, the PackPlanter S comprises a capacity of 10,000 to 20,000 plugs per hour in the smallest possible frame. Thanks to its small size and low price, the PackPlanter S is especially suited for.....

CERSAA presented FERTINNOWA at VII Summer School of Floriculture

On September 6th, FERTINNOWA was presented in the frame of the VII Summer School of Floriculture “Gli agrumi tra ornamento e produzione” organised by Cersaa together with other scientific institutions and research centers. The outcome of the questionnaires collected during the survey conducted by.....

Do PGRs affect overwintering survival of herbaceous perennials?

Growers are always looking for better ways to overwinter perennials, ways to get higher survival rates and better quality from overwintered plants. We all know that many factors affect those results – stage of growth or development, water status, fertility status, disease pressure and incidence and just.....

Hoogendoorn whitepapers on Next Generation Growing available via webinars

Next Generation Growing (NGG) is a new way of growing introduced in the Dutch greenhouse industry by the Dutch Cooperative Grower Association. The primary aim of NGG is to optimize plant growth by improving the greenhouse climate conditions.In the Netherlands, an intensive educational program was introduced.....

Potential causes of Poinsettia collapse and solutions

From now until mid-November is when you’ll most likely see plant losses in poinsettia due to severe wilting. These losses can be considerable: anywhere from 2-15% in Niagara operations in past years. Pythium may be considered the most “likely” culprit in Poinsettia in this area, but this isn’t always the.....

Finding of self-medicating behavior in bees not supported in further research

A new study of possible self-medicating behavior in bumble bees conducted by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports that a once-promising finding was not supported by further experiments and analysis.Doctoral candidate Evan Palmer-Young and his advisor, evolutionary ecologist Lynn.....

"Appreciation for Dutch knowledge in Kenya and Tanzania"

Ingrid Korving started at the embassy in Nairobi in the summer of 2017. She is the successor of Bert Rikken, who moved to Brazil and is active as an agricultural council for Dutch agrarian businesses.Before her departure to Africa, Korving worked at the ministry of Economics for years. In her last function.....