Cultivation

Things growers should never do in a semi-closed glasshouse

One of the main attractions for retailers and consumers alike to choose glasshouse produce, is the reliability with which the glasshouse produces quality and quantity of produce in a safe way. The semi-closed glasshouse has extended that reliability in the way it manages summer heat, pest and disease and…

These plants feed themselves

Who doesn’t love a flower that gobbles up bugs? That’s part of the allure of carnivorous plants. “Our stuff is a little bizarre, a little different,” said Eric Trygg, past president of the Sacramento Bromeliad and Carnivorous Plant Society. “People love the idea of bug-eating plants.” This weekend, the club will present its…

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New pot increases blueberry production yield

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Conditional protein function via N-Degron pathway–mediated proteostasis in stress physiology

The N-degron pathway, formerly the N-end rule pathway, regulates functions of regulatory proteins. It impacts protein half-life and therefore directs the actual presence of target proteins in the cell. The current concept holds that the N-degron pathway depends on the identity of the amino (N)-terminal…

US: The Challenges of North American Specialty Cut Flowers

Across the United States and Canada, demand for local specialty cut flowers is increasing, and production has correspondingly jumped. To accurately assess the needs of the industry, John Dole, Cristian Loyola, and Rebecca Dunning electronically surveyed 1098 cut flower producers and handlers regarding…

Digging up the Ranunculus

In the Green Works greenhouses in the Westland, Holland, they are currently busy with digging up the Ranunculus. Watch the video below to have a look at how they do it: For more information: www.monarchflowers.nl www.green-works.nl

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Plant Empowerment: Sustainable Growing Foundation spreads GPE knowledge

Growers who apply Growing by Plant Empowerment (GPE) in their cultivation strategy are getting great results, hence this sustainable concept deserves to be disseminated worldwide. Hoogendoorn Growth Management , Svensson , Hortilux , Saint-Gobain Cultilene , Koppert Biological Systems and initiator…

Russian tulip growers get acquainted with Dutch tech

On May 23 the Association “Greenhouses of Russia” held a seminar for agronomic services and flower-growing businesses on the topic “The technology of cultivation of tulips, the correct selection of varieties and planting material”. One of the leading Dutch companies in the production and supply of…

US (FL): Flower could provide natural food-color source

It provides a natural food coloring. It gives nurseries another ornamental to grow and sell, and it might provide health benefits to those who eat it with their food. It is the Butterfly Pea, and University of Florida researchers are studying the flower to see if it will grow in Florida. Much of what we…

or how do plants get their biological clock right

What makes a crop 'tick'?

It's widely understood that humans have a circadian clock. When we travel long distances, things get knocked out of kilter. Daily fluctuating rhythms were first discovered in plants in 1729 by…

A new lighting option for growers

Green Image announces the world wide introduction of their Horticultural Optimized LED Lighting Products. These LEDs and their optimized Spectra are designed for traditional…

Tiny bubbles help flower growers through hot summer

Since 2017 acniti is active in Japan with flower growers to increase flower production both in volume and quality. The first year they cooperated with the growers to setup trials and built up know-how for both parties. They quickly learned in the first season, that the technology worked well.…

Grand opening of a unique microreproduction lab

Poland: Visionary microreproduction

On May 10, about 70 people from Poland and abroad (Belarus, the Netherlands, Germany, Serbia, Ukraine) took part in the grand opening of a new in vitro laboratory - a plant microreproduction lab of Plantin, a company from Cracow, Poland. This family-owned firm belonging to the Kusibab family is a unique…

AU: Projects to support a grower-led plant health system

Growers in the Australian nursery industry are set to benefit from a number of projects aimed at enhancing on-farm crop monitoring, plant protection skills and pest identification and surveillance. This includes a newly contracted initiative by the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources…

Next Gen Basewell series presented at FlowerTrials 2019

Dümmen Oran ge presents its assortment and latest developments at FlowerTrials 2019 in the Netherlands and Germany including the launch of a brand new series of Basewell™…

Five WUR researchers receive Vidi grants

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) will award €800,000 each to Wageningen University & Research (WUR) researchers David Ludwig, Annemiek ter Heijne, Chiel van Heerwaarden, Vera Ros, and Emilie Wientjes. They will be able to use this money over the next five years to develop…

Australia: Peony Project succeeds in getting cool-climate flowers to bloom in subtropics

A Queensland scientist has proven her sceptics wrong by getting perfumed peonies to flower year on year in the subtropics. When Krista Bogiatzis first tried to source the stunning cold-climate plants for her experiments at the University of the Sunshine Coast, one nurseryman abruptly cut off her call.…

The science of growing LA Hybrids

Lily of Sun Valley's Floral Talk sat down with Sun Valley's owner Lane, early on Tuesday May 21st to discuss Longiflorum Asiatic Hybrid Lilies. Where are we growing our Royal LA Hybrid lilies? Over the course of the year, we grow them in both Arcata and Oxnard depending on where the growing conditions…

"The key to growing successful orchids is the right light"

Growing orchids takes patience and precision as they can take a year and a half from tissue culture to being on store shelves. With such a long growing period, ensuring consistent light levels is key to growing healthy plants. Green Circle Growers started by growing bedding plants, chrysanthemums, and…

New control program makes data easy to access

Crop decisions aren't always easy to make and in addition software isn't always easy to access. The team with Senmatic has given additional attention to this in their SuperLink 6 update. The program is intuitive and is easy to manage, providing data collecting possibilities and easy control of the…

Philippines: Spore Bank established for conservation and propagation of ferns

Endangered and economically important ferns are being conserved and propagated through a project titled, “Spore Bank Establishment, Propagation and Conservation of Economically Important Ferns.” The project aims to address the decline in fern populations by maintaining spore availability and viability…

Bell pepper mottle virus reported in Calibrachoa in Germany

Varieties of Calibrachoa, a genus of plants with petunia-like flowers in the Solanaceae family originating from South America, are becoming increasingly popular as bedding and balcony plants worldwide. In autumn 2018, chlorotic spots and vein chlorosis were observed on several plants in the greenhouse of…

Critters Down Under: fighting the most common Root-Knot Nematodes

Nematodes are microscopic round worms that are not visible to the human eye and are the most abundant members of the animal kingdom on Earth. There are over 25,000 known species that can be found around the world in the Arctic, deserts and deep in the ocean, but most dwell in outdoor soils. Many of these…

Nutrient monitoring of Cleome, Heliotrope, Oregano, Scaevola, Thyme, and Verbena

A new e-GRO Nutritional Monitoring Alert focuses on cleome, heliotrope, oregano, scaevola, thyme, and verbena production. Six new nutrient monitoring publications are…

Watering: Communication tips

Training new employees how to water is very difficult - greenhouse staff and owners concur. Many growers have told me that watering is their #1 training need. by Rosa Emilia Raudales - rosa@uconn.edu Why is it so difficult to learn or teach how to water properly? Many argue that there is art in this practice, and that art is…

Spanish retailers follow the trend

Lidl trials its first shop to have an urban garden

A few weeks ago people were talking about the plans of El Corte Ingles to install a vertical garden in their store in Valladolid, now their focus is on Lidl, which has put into operation its first store in the world with an urban garden. The discount company has opened this pioneer establishment in the…

PGRs for growth regulation of Buddleia spp.

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia spp.) are great perennial flowering plants to meet the current interest in pollinator gardens. These very vigorous plants are typically grown as herbaceous perennials although they become quite woody in the landscape. We’ve conducted several PGR trials with different cultivars…

Producing robust plugs – Part I

Growing high-quality, seed-propagated bedding plants starts with a robust and toned plug. Judiciously manage crop cultural practices and environmental factors such as substrate moisture, pH and EC, light and temperature to produce the best plugs possible. First up — moisture management. by Nick Flax - nzf123@psu.edu We are at…

"Switching to hydroponics also possible when land doesn't have the proper slope"

The benefits of growing hydroponically are well-known, but it still might be a step. Reinforcing the structure and levelling the terrain for starters. The team with Hydroponic Systems created the Elevated System to offer a solution "Our Elevated System was born to improve the collection of the drains in…

Tulips growing on aeroponics system

“The Japanese say, If the flower is to be beautiful, it must be cultivated”, writer Lester Cole once said. AEssenseGrows is doing this by growing tulips and roses in the AEtrium-4 system. The company posted a time-lapse video of tulips blooming at the AEssenseGrows’ lab in Shanghai. Watch the video here.…

Hortival Diffusion, France, on shading products Sudlac

"It helps our plants to thrive"

With 300 hectares and more than 250 employees, Hortival Diffusion (Minier nursery) is one of France’s biggest nurseries and one of the top 10 European nurseries. For 180 years, the family-owned company steadily expanded until it was bought out in 1997 by the French group Terrena. The company is known to the general public for…

Prevent emissions when cleaning the cultivation gutter

When cleaning the cultivation gutter during the crop change, fertilizers and crop protection agents are set free again and are removed via the cleaning water. Cleaning…

An inside look at specialist propagation methods

Jena Holland, the lead hydroponic grower in GrowSpan’s greenhouse center, recently gave an inside look at the propagation process. She discussed the mediums and methods used in the GrowSpan greenhouse to propagate hydroponically grown plants, along with a few tips and tricks for growers to implement.…


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