Special Water

Gregor Ziegler launches Timpor Hydrofibre

"New peat substitute is aggregate for substrates"

"We're stirring up the market of peat substitutes once again," Matthias Ziegler with Gregor Ziegler announces. With Timpor Hydrofibre, Ziegler expands, as of now, the wood fibre range with a particularly water-storing variation. “The product innovation promises to bring further momentum in the area of…

70 years of water storage systems in horticulture

As early as in 1951, Genap BV recognised the importance of storing water in earth dams. "At our first facility in Westzaan, we started manufacturing prefabricated geomembranes used for lining earth dams to hold rainwater. The collected rainwater would then be used as irrigation water for greenhouses,"…

Spanish water reservoirs at 50% of their capacity after the latest rains and ahead of the thaw

Spanish water reservoirs are at 50% of their total capacity after the rains recorded over the last week and ahead of the thaw and new rains that the State Meteorological…

FAA issues first fully automated flight authorization

Drones capable of watering cabbages without human intervention

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is still developing rules on the use of drones, but individual companies are gradually getting some kind of license.  Now, the FAA for the first time approved fully automatic drone flights for commercial purposes. The permit was issued to a small Massachusetts company,…

Postharvest quality of Zinnia cultivated under different irrigation levels and growing seasons

The quality of floral stems depends on a set of pre-harvest factors which can influence their postharvest longevity. Although the identification of visual signs of senescence through scales is decisive in assessing the loss of floral quality in the postharvest period, this scale does not exist for zinnia…

trapped under energy screens designed to limit light emission

Water cooled LED to cope with heat and humidity

Leamington follows the footsteps of Kingsville (Ontario, Canada) council for a bylaw on light pollution, ordering that light cannot cause a nuisance by shining on neighbouring properties or into the night sky. Because of this new Greenhouse Light Abatement Bylaw, growers must keep ceilings, sidewalls and…

US (AL): Studying poultry wastewater as way to irrigate crops

As fresh water supplies become increasingly limited and the world's population continues to grow, Auburn University College of Agriculture researchers are working on ways to find and utilize alternative water resources for irrigating crops. "One proven source that can meet this demand is wastewater,"…

New in-line fertilizer injection and irrigation unit showcased

GHBD Holland B.V., manufacturer and supplier of water treatment equipment for the horticultural and agricultural industry, introduces the new In-line fertilizer injection and irrigation unit. Jan Wijgerse of GHBD Holland has years of experience in exporting this equipment to many countries and knows the…

Webinar series from 2 February - 30 March 2021

Plant production lunch and learn webinar series for horticulture

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Landscape and Greenhouse Team is hosting a Plant Production lunch and learn webinar series. The webinar registration has…

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"In winter, hydroponic irrigation must be adjusted to avoid problems caused by excess water"

In winter, low temperatures, high humidity and a lack of light can lead to the appearance of pathogenic fungi or to problems caused by the degradation of the plants' root…

Growers on OASIS by Control Dekk

"We see just the right amount of water go exactly where it is needed"

In 2013, Control Dekk was founded on the simple idea that automated hanging basket irrigation could be simple and effective. Seven years later, greenhouses across the United States and now in Canada are recognizing the value of Control Dekk’s proven OASIS technology that saves growers time and conserves…

Evapotranspiration partitioning of greenhouse grown tomato

New study on water productivity in greenhouses

Greenhouse industry has been rapidly expanded worldwide. An accurate partitioning evapotranspiration (ET) into transpiration (T r) and evaporation (E s) is critical for…

New ideas to separate specific nutrients from wastewater

The possibility of extracting specific nutrients from waste water in a very targeted manner is becoming increasingly important. Louis de Smet's research group, part of Organic…

Dutch grower's closed water supply was already innovative 40 years ago

On 5 January 1981, a Dutch grower close off his water supply. He had found traces of a toxic disinfectant in his tap water. This was the subject of the Dutch Broadcasting Agency's (NOS) very first 'Jeugdjournaal', a news program focused on youngsters specifically. Now, 40 years later, people looked back on…

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January 26, 2021:

Surface water quality management webinar for growers

Dealing appropriately with water issues is arguably one of the most important concerns facing today’s horticultural sector. There are numerous regulations at municipal, provincial and federal levels that govern access to water as well as the implications associated with run-off water. Growers have…

Key patent protection for on-site peroxide generation technology

HPNow announced that the European Patent Office has issued European Patent No. 3430182 granting it protection for key technology breakthroughs in direct electrochemical peroxide generation. HPNow’s core technology is direct electrochemical synthesis of hydrogen peroxide from electricity, water and air.…

Special Water at FloralDaily

This month, we will pay more attention to water techniques, treatment, irrigation, processes and products. Also in HortiDaily and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and bloemen- en planten newsletter, this subject will be highlighted. The articles related to Water are published in a Special box, named Special Water. SpecialIf…


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