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Special  –  Water


Control Dekk OASIS

Innovative watering system: taking weight as starting point

VIDEO Do I give my baskets the right amount of water? It is a big guess for many growers and inspired Michigan growers Jared and Jordan Dekker of Dekker Brothers Greenhouse in Hudsonville. Together with Len Logsdon, they designed a watering solution for hanging baskets by using the weight as starting point. The.....

Pilot project: Optimizing RO processes

Evides Industrial Water (EIW) purchased new reverse osmosis (RO) pilot studies in early 2018 in order to further optimize their RO processes. The water company does a lot of research in this area. Internally they aim to continuously optimize the current water treatment processes and also to answer customer.....

Dealing with salty irrigation water

A number of growers have reported problems this spring related to irrigation water quality, particularly issues with high concentrations of sodium and chloride salts. For example, Figure 1 shows container-grown Astilbe at a perennial operation, where the margins of the older leaves appear “burned” (necrotic,.....

Tank supplier catches the eye of the wastewater industry

From 14-18 May 2018, the wastewater industry meets at the internationally important IFAT trade fair in Munich. New products in the fields of waste management, water treatment and biogas will be presented. Stallkamp shows its portfolio of reliable stainless steel tanks, separation technology and the.....

Paclobutrazol removal from irrigation water using granular activated carbon

Paclobutrazol is a commonly used plant growth regulator for controlling plant height, which has biological activity in the parts per billion range and a half-life in water of over 6 months. Pesticides such as paclobutrazol have potential to accumulate in recaptured irrigation water over time.A recently.....

Irrigation water quality and soil structural stability

The sustainability of irrigated agriculture depends on the quality of irrigation water used. The electrolyte concentration (EC) of irrigation water may lead to the accumulation of salts in the root zone layers and affect the physiological functions of the crop by osmotic and ion toxicity effects. Further,.....

The art and science of watering greenhouse crops

As the greenhouse fills up with plants, its important to take time to review watering principles with your seasoned and new employees. Consider using a numerical substrate moisture level scale to define how you want your team to irrigate crops.by Roberto G. Lopez - rglopez@msu.eduYou can teach employees how.....

Erwin van Vliet, Levoplant:

'Striving together for a better environment and less taxation on the environment'

Levoplant is specialized in growing phalaenopsis and Cordyline australis. The four locations in the Westland together have a surface area of 14.5 hectare. Erwin van Vliet, Levoplant manager growth and assortment: "For every location the water streams have been mapped in cooperation with Delphy, so we know in.....
Our Farms, our future

Podcast about water challenges

Water rarely cooperates when it comes to growing crops – sometimes we have too much of it, while other times there just isn’t enough. For Amy Garrett in western Oregon, summer months often bring almost no rainfall. In Iowa, Ron Rosmann sees growing seasons with heavy downpours that increase water quality.....

Floralife Campaign Launches in Europe

"You Can Cut Time…Instead of Flowers”

Floralife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, is launching a campaign in Europe to highlight the effectiveness of its Express technology for storage and transportation. The campaign centers around the video, “You Can Cut Time…Instead of Flowers.”The campaign highlights the effectiveness of innovative.....

from a bird’s-eye perspective

Video: Combining water reuse and aquifer storage and recovery

With a drone, an overview of the Dinteloord water reuse and ASR system was created (November 2017). A quick way to understand the water supply system:Water reuse and aquifer storage and recovery Dinteloord from Koen Zuurbier on Vimeo.

What in your irrigation water most affects media pH?

VIDEO If you grow plants then you probably already know how important the pH of your media is to your success as a grower. In this video of Nelson Gonzalez of ICL Group, you will find out what in your irrigation water truly affects the pH of your growing media.For more information:ICL GroupEpsilon House, West.....

Mobile water purification:

"Water purification without large investment on your own installation"

Tropical cherry tomato grower Robert van Koppen in Kwintsheul uses mobile water purification by Waterson to purify the water from the growing system at the annual change of the growth. Van Koppen: "We want to start a clean new growth and so we have to get rid of the old growing water with chloride containing.....

Innovative techniques for sustainable water use in crops

Providing farmers with the necessary knowledge and information on the management of water resources, which enable efficient and sustainable water consumption. That is the aim of a Fertinnowa project, supported by the World Water Day. This is particularly important in the era of diminishing reserves of.....