Cultivation

UK: Fifteen thousand flowers bed in for the winter

At a time when most of us are wrapping up warm in preparation for the winter weather, 15,000 new bulbs are braving the cold at locations across the city, ready to bloom in springtime. The new bulbs have been planted throughout November as part of the Council’s £2.2bn highway maintenance contract, which includes a…

"How you grow and process fresh cut basil will impact flavor and shelf life"

Basil is one of the most popular culinary herbs. Whether grown as a potted crop or for fresh cut sales, basil is an herb that’s in demand year-round. Growers looking to add edibles to their product mix should consider basil to be a must-have herb in their product offerings. Clemson University horticulture professor Jim…

Hemp: A new crop for you?

Horticulture has seen many trends over the decades, some small and some large. As states come on board with programs allowing cannabis production, the impact to horticulture is incredible, affecting growers and suppliers in many ways. Many traditional horticultural growers see these changes and welcome the opportunity to be a…

Industrial Association distinguishes Pöppelmann-Pflanztopf:

Recognition of innovative product idea for design and functionality

Plastics company Pöppelmann was among the winners of the "Pro-K-award 2019". This prize is awarded annually by the Pro-K- Industrieverbandes Halbzeuge und Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff. . The jury of this competition made the TEKU® "recycling blue" plant pot series the pro-K-award Winner 2019 in the…

Kees Veldhuijzen, Iribov:

Tissue culture awaits massive future

The importance of clean and qualitatively strong production material is increasing because more and more diseases and pests are arising. The demands that other countries place on plant material from the Netherlands are also becoming stricter. One of the ways to respond to this is production from tissue…

India: Growers trained in commercial floriculture

Department of Floriculture, Reasi in collaboration with the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu organised a training programme on commercial floriculture on Tuesday at village Kolsar in Reasi District which was attended by large…

India: Tips on profitable rose cultivation

In India, the major rose cultivating states are West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka. To help local growers on their way towards profitable cultivation of roses, Dr. Sangeeta Soi provides some tips. Read the article at Krishi Jagran.

"Look after your cyclamen"

With the onset of autumn and the first cyclamen plants arriving on the market, it’s time to adjust growing conditions. "After such a warm and sunny summer, this can be a challenge", says Ben Geijtenbeek, Senior Crop Technical Specialist at Syngenta Flowers, based at Enkhuizen in the Netherlands. As growing conditions lessen every day – lower light intensity, shorter days,…

NL: Controlling biofilm formation in pipes

The involved parties in the project ‘Managing biofilm formation in pipes’ met recently. This two-year study should in the coming years provide more insight into how biofilm formation in pipes can be prevented and how to keep microbial water in good condition in an emission-free cultivation. Approach of the project…

Fancy staying at an aquaponic hotel?

The annual Radical Innovation Award competition always features elaborate and imaginative hotel designs, including water-powered resorts on mountaintops and rooms in flying glass pods. This year, one of the finalists created a hotel design centered on aquaponics. Varinot & Varinot Architectes, a firm based in…

Gerbera cultivation in India

In India, Gerbera flowers are extensively distributed at heights of 1300 to 3200 meters. They grow very well in states like Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and other Himalayan regions. A good thing about the Gerbera flower is that it can be grown all over India through greenhouse farming. For a Gerbera plantation, tropical as well…

China: How to effectively stop loss in flower production after a rainstorm?

Recently, the hot weather in Shandong province lasted for nearly a month, followed by heavy rain. And the flowers in Qingzhou experienced the same weather in a short time. As the largest flower production base in the north, how can the Qingzhou flower base effectively stop loss after the flood disaster? The…

HSI invests in Kenya

From Aalsmeer, the Netherlands, HSI has big plans for the international greenhouse horticulture sector. Recently the company decided, if possible, to enter the Kenyan market even more actively. They are no strangers there, but are now going for the next step. Nico van der Spek and Richard Heemskerk love action. They turned…

Schneider assortment extended once more

Schneider youngplants is a company experiencing high growth rates in the past years through the constant creation of new partnerships within, as well as outside, Europe. One of the results issued from the processing of information retrieved by the sales representatives is that Schneider has noticed a…

India: "Agro-climatic conditions in the Nilgiris suitable for commercial orchid cultivation"

Agro-climatic conditions in the Nilgiris are suitable for cultivation of commercial orchids to earn more revenue. Dr V. Ramsundar, horticulture expert and deputy director of horticulture (retired) said that apart from wild orchids which are rare, there are many species of commercial orchids playing a vital role in…

Christmas tree production in containers

Christmas trees in containers are a relatively new crop at the Hans Reinke tree nursery. Significant expansion in available space has made possible an extensive fertilisation trial, conducted by the horticultural centre in Ellerhoop. Many years ago the Hans Reinke Tree Nursery in Rellingen, in the heart of the…

STEM Podcast: Demystifying Perennial Production

The Darwin Perennials team of Chris Fifo and Leland Toering were special guests to the popular podcast STEM: Insider Tips for Greenhouse Pros. Hosted by Bill Calkins of Ball Seed, STEM dives into industry topics, and shares timely and relevant horticulture ideas, innovations and technologies. The episode featuring Leland…


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