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Great enthusiasm for water tests in Dutch horticulture
Ninety percent of the greenhouse horticulture companies in the northern Dutch provinces of Groningen and Drenthe have made use of a free water analysis initiative. It maps out water flows, emissions and bottlenecks. The analysis is part of Duursaam Glashelder, a collaborative project that aims to improve…Robert Rosa, Antecy:
"CO2 extraction from outside air already technically possible"
"The extraction of CO2 from outside air for dosing in greenhouses is already technically possible. But further development and research is needed to make it also economically feasible." This was stated by Robert Rosa from Antecy during a pitch at the Fossil Free Plaza of Kas als Energiebron (Greenhouse…
Keeping things clean: Weeds, rodents and sanitation
Some issues that come up in the greenhouse are not necessarily first on the priority list, but can have significant implications for crop production and Integrated Pest Management (IPM). by Jim Mussoni, Private IPM Scout, and Jason Lanier, UMass Extension As benches begin to fill up and conditions get…
Why you should install energy curtains in your greenhouse for spring and summer
Rising energy and production costs in commercial greenhouses means that more than ever, growers need to do all they can to operate more efficiently. One way growers are doing…
Light diffusion, dual temperature regulation, and pest exclusion
Dave Wilson Nursery is a fruiting tree stock grower for commercial orchards and retail nurseries located in California’s Central Valley, east of Modesto in the Sierra Nevada foothills, near the town of Hickman. The nursery production includes greenhouses that utilize Svensson Harmony 4647 FR and Econet…
Total Insect Exclusion allows vital Impatiens walleriana research to proceed
Researchers at Cornell University’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center (LIHREC) are using Svensson’s Econet 1515 insect control screen to exclude thrips and other insects from their greenhouse benchtop breeding trials of impatiens (Impatiens walleriana). The Research Center takes…
"The climate-neutral greenhouse is getting closer and closer"
The number of techniques for limiting CO2 emissions or the use of chemical crop protection is increasing. But these solutions are seldom combined in practice. In the 'Greenhouse2030: Sustainable cultivation with a future', the Wageningen University & Research Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture…workshop on Next Generation Growing
"The aim of NGG is to promote a healthy crop and minimise disease risk"
The company GrowSave organised a workshop on 14th February 2019, gathering quite a number of participants. In a recent statement, the company has shared some information on how the workshop went. "Following a successful pilot study group project focused on Next Generation Growing (NGG), GrowSave led a…
"Cold chain consistency equals floral success"
In recent years, we have witnessed the floral supply and distribution chain growing ever longer. Flowers come from greater distances than ever before to reach the retailer and…Leo Oprel, Sr. policy officer Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
"Water technology, a difficult subject with different facets"
Water technology is an up-to-date and multifaceted subject and moreover with the necessary interfaces with other greenhouse horticulture issues, such as greenhouse climate and…
Healthy plants in store thanks to solar light greenhouse
A second-generation family business is thriving by making all the right moves and working with top companies, including Agra Tech in Pittsburg CA. It's called Matsuda’s Nursery, a company that has refined its artful tradition of cultivating the finest plant material available since 1957. With 160 acres…
Australia: Finding the limit for the gardens of the future as summers intensify
The research trials underway at Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury campus were showcased on popular television program Gardening Australia as host Josh Byrne toured the greenhouse heatwave and drought trials for the Which Plant Where project. The trials are part of five-year project in partnership…
NL: Greenhouse horticulture and water board are proud: ‘cleaner water yet again’
The water quality in the greenhouse horticulture areas in the management area of Delfland in the Netherlands shows positive developments in 2018 once more: a decrease in fertilizers and crop protection residues has been noted in recent measurements. This is good news for everyone using the land, the…Cees van der Kaaij, Doek en Draad:
NL: "Now is a good time for screen maintenance"
In the greenhouses, most crops are growing strongly at the moment, and some are even being harvested already. This is also the perfect moment for a little maintenance, according to Doek en Draad. "Most of the cold weather seems to be over and the sun isn't very strong yet. That is why now a good time for…
Optimal microclimate on crop level
Due to several technical improvements in modern greenhouses and more intensive cultivation methods, the necessity of controlling humidity levels on crop level increases. Meaning ventilation plays a vital role as this results in a better and more uniform climate. With the V-FloFan, Multifan offers the…Simulation tool Kassim online
Practicing with climate in the greenhouse without risk of real crop damage
Training online with the optimal heating of a greenhouse or applying the basic principles of Next Generation Growing in a simulation? This is possible with Kassim, a…
Tulips grow in one of the coldest regions in the world
Dutch tulips will bloom in Yakutia on International Women’s Day. 5,000 pieces will beautify one of the iciest regions in the world. The Lukina family managed to adapt the tender flowers to the severe climate conditions. The growers believe that the flowers grown locally are more durable and last longer…
Italian research leads to special lights for ornamental plants
University and business, working together to develop knowledge-based innovation: the University of Bologna and Cefla Group company C-LED have come together to launch a research project designed to bring technological evolution and sustainable development to both the lighting sector and the vegetable,…Pitch Henry Janssen and Paul van Schie:
"Geothermal heat is important in fossil-free greenhouse horticulture"
The companies in the Dutch Vogelaer area in Honselersdijk (Netherlands) are already using more than 80% of the heat that is generated from the geothermal well that has been in…
UK: Wyevale Nurseries phases in recyclable plant pots
Wyevale Nurseries is now using recyclable plant pots for all future retail plants that it’s currently potting. Wyevale Nurseries has started to phase out its black plastic pots replacing them with taupe coloured pots, supplied by Aeroplas in the West Midlands, in a bid to fight the war on plastic. Steve…
Special Climate in FloralDaily this month
This month, we will pay more attention to the climate in greenhouses. Also in HortiDaily and in our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and BPnieuws this subject will be highlighted. The articles related to climate are published in a Special box, named Special Climate. Climate The subject climate is broad.…