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Pest control pic.twitter.com/rqal4rnTaI — grown in wales (@coileyparjley) June 20, 2021

Turkey: Samsun municipality uses the heat from the waste management facility to grow flowers in its greenhouse

The electricity generated from the garbage in the Solid Waste area of Samsun Metropolitan Municipality is used to heat the greenhouse where flowers are grown. An…

Vincent Jalink on the CropObserver of PhenoVation

“The first system that can measure photosynthesis without damaging the plant”

By measuring the efficiency of photosynthesis of a plant, production can increase by 5-10%. However, assessing photosynthesis without damaging the plant is a challenge. Therefore, PhenoVation took on the challenge and created the CropObserver. “It can measure the plant’s photosynthesis from 2 meters…

Candidus CEO Erico Mattos:

“Whether under HPS or LED, our goal is to provide energy savings”

“Candidus lighting controllers can be used to control HPS and LED systems alike, with an ROI of less than a year,” says Dr. Erico Mattos, co-founder and chief executive officer of lighting control company Candidus. Spending 2–3 years developing its dynamic controllers for horticultural lighting, Candidus…

NL: Computer learns to recognize viruses in tulip

The Tulip Breaking Virus (TBV) causes a lot of damage to growers every year. Infected tulips must be quickly detected and then cleared to prevent them from affecting other flowers. Detecting by hand is labor-intensive. That is why the Greenhouse Horticulture and Flower Bulbs Business Unit of Wageningen…

Reducing running costs while maintaining temperature for tropic plants

An Australian tropic plants project has been equipped with a Processed Air System. Combining the heat pumps with fans, resulting in reduced running costs while maintaining the temperature between 18 and 25 degrees. Space temp controlSpace temp control is nothing new in the greenhouse industry. "A lot of growers…

Tom Piini, Micro Grow:

“We design based on grower’s feedback”

Not everyone was making sourdough bread during the lockdown. For the horticulture and agricultural industry it was a time of growth, in general and for Micro Grow Control Systems, in specific. The California-based Micro Grow was able to expand its operations, ramp up their R&D and expand its custom…

Rift Valley Roses on their recently installed floating solar power generator

Kenya: "It is already more efficient and generates more power"

“The farm is now running 60% on average on solar power generation. It is a big step into sustainable and environmentally correct flower growing and it makes us very proud”, says Peterson, farm manager at Rift Valley Roses. This Naivasha based rose farm recently added a floating solar power generator,…

The HC Companies explains

What makes a growing container automation compatible?

What many growers are missing these days are the working individuals they've always counted on. Labor is scarce for several reasons, like the reforms of immigration policy, the increasing minimum wages and the lack of interest by the younger generation to entertain a career in the horticulture industry.  Therefore,…

What horticulture can learn from electric cars

"I started driving electric pretty early. I certainly wasn’t the first, but I’ve chalked up quite a few electric miles. I had to get very used to the look of my i3s, but my first electric car drove wonderfully. And what turned out to be much more important: I could recharge it anywhere. That’s a major…

company to divide into two business units

DGT by Senmatic back in operation

This year, Senmatic A/S will separate its sensor business and its horticulture business to improve reactivity to new trends in the two very different markets, says CEO Mads…

Logistics processes at HPD Potplanten optimized by Bosman Van Zaal

NL: "Now, it works as it should"

In 2019 and 2020, Bosman Van Zaal expanded the existing cultivation system for pot roses at HPD Potplanten in De Kwakel, the Netherlands, by 1120 roll containers and at the same time modified the entire automation system, integrating the existing systems into the new automation system, which was specially designed for the pot…

NASA spinoff BIOS launches next-generation grow lights

NASA spinoff BIOS announced its next generation of DLC-certified LED Grow Lights. Like any of the BIOS fixtures, Icarus is created with the grower in mind. "With higher efficacy, great uniformity and long-term performance, BIOS Icarus fixtures provide everything a grower needs to ensure successful…

ALPS

Excess motion in CEA facility maintenance and how to eliminate it

How does it occur in a greenhouse or indoor facility maintenance and how can one eliminate it? What is excess motion in maintenance? Excess motion is unnecessary movement within a facility. In maintenance, excess motion can occur while inefficiently moving about the facility to perform regularly…

Glasshouse facility supports technology solution testing

Glasshouse growers can be assured that the latest technology advancements are relevant to them, thanks to a commercially-representative testbed facility in Yorkshire. The Advanced Glasshouse Facility, located at Stockbridge Technology Centre (STC), can host testing for a range of products including small…

LED lighting through an energetic lens

Energy is one of the main pillars of a horticultural company. The purchase of gas and the purchase and sale of electricity largely determine the operating efficiency. Energy management is the continuous balancing between the right moment of purchase or sale and capacity versus rate, requirement and…

Myths surrounding ‘white light’ – Do you need ‘white’ light to grow better crops?

Light is perhaps the most important consideration for optimizing plant growth in a greenhouse or vertical farm. There are several myths surrounding the specific light spectra used for growing crops and, more specifically, the use of white, green, or broad-spectrum light. This article is the second in a…

Rough Brothers, Nexus, Thermo Energy

Gibraltar growing and processing companies unify as Prospiant

With the acquisition of six brands in the horticultural and cannabis value chain, NASDAQ-listed Gibraltar Industries has gained a significant position in the Northern American Controlled environment growing and processing industry. Starting from today, they will operate in the market under one name:…

Martin Stolze installs discharge conveyor at Dutch mini gerbera grower

"More efficient quality control with new discharge conveyor"

At two locations in De Lier, the Netherlands, Van Veen Gerbera grows large volumes of mini gerberas. To ensure a high quality product, they recently invested in a discharge conveyor to improve the quality control process.   Paul and Pim Ammerlaan with the new discharge conveyor  Martin Stolze has installed a discharge…

More natural PAR light through insight into light capacity

Always the optimal amount of PAR light in the greenhouse and an even distribution of the light over the crop; that is the PARperfect screen solution from Svensson in a nutshell. However, to capitalize on these advantages as a grower, you must know precisely how much light your crop can receive. Because…

Ellepot and PlantPaper join forces in merger

Ellepot and PlantPaper are joining forces to form the Ellepot Group on a mission to reduce the use of plastics in the plant propagation process by providing game-changing…

@jz_flowers

JZ Flowers

One of our tulip growers, Belmont Nurseries, is offering people the chance to 'tiptoe through the tulips' with visits to its fields to raise money for The Norfolk Hospice. Click here to book your ticket 👇.https://t.co/MfRJXOzxIk #norfolk #growers #tulips #makinglifecolourful pic.twitter.com/uOFPivcQ6S — JZ Flowers (@jz_flowers) April…

Measuring is knowing, especially for LED-lighting

There is a lot of movement in the greenhouse light market at the moment. Over the coming two months, greenhouse vegetable growers in Northwest Europe will certainly have to make decisions. And also in floriculture growers are faced with choices. Do they want to use (more) artificial light? And if so,…

David Eygenraam joins Westland Greenhouse Solutions

Westland Greenhouse Solutions is thrilled to announce that David Eygenraam has joined their Sales team. "David brings many years of greenhouse experience to the Westland team and will be working with our customers in Eastern Canada and the U.S.A," they announce. For more information:David EygenraamWestland…

Jeff Yanes, Pure Beauty Farms:

"Automation enabled us to stay in the game"

Pure Beauty Farms, located in Miami, Fl is the fourth-largest supplier to Home Depot in the USA. "From plant cuttings, filling, transplanting, irrigation, and a fully automated RFID shipping system; a turnkey project keeps Pure Beauty moving at the speed of business," reveals Derek McLaughlin. He is with…

Nordetect

Tracking nutrient changes and spot deficiencies

"It’s like a blood test for crops"

“Agriculture has been put under a lot of performance pressure because we need to grow with less,” says Keenan Pinto, CEO and Co-founder of Nordetect. “We learned that mother nature provides a strong buffer for outdoor farmers. Indoors, however, control systems become more important and are key in…

Israel Chemicals Ltd adopts Plantarray diagnostic system

New platform might enable better crop yields

In order to achieve a high level of confidence in new agricultural products, R&D must be focused on examining new plants or the effect of new materials on the plant. This need…

This digital cultivation logbook does not forget or lose anything

Walking around the greenhouse and inspecting the plants is a routine job for growers. Equipped with a notepad and an EC meter, growers are doing their job. Feeling, smelling, seeing: "Hey, seems like a pest" and "oh, those plants look kind of dry". Let's write that down. But then... a quick phone call in…

@NeilAlcock

Neil Alcock

Physocarpus Magic Ball! #newplants pic.twitter.com/nMLm9rUg99 — Neil Alcock (@NeilAlcock) April 12, 2021

Looije Agro Technics about lighting choice

"Do not rely solely in the blue LEDs from suppliers"

There is a lot of movement in the greenhouse light market at the moment. Over the coming two months, greenhouse vegetable growers in Northwest Europe will certainly have to make decisions. And also in floriculture growers are faced with choices. Do they want to use (more) artificial light? And if so,…

CIS with Stefano: "Some patience needed, but everything will be okay"

Quiz question: what are the CIS countries? Perhaps not too difficult a question for those familiar with recent world history. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a number of former USSR republics united in the CIS. So we are talking about Russia and a number of surrounding countries, and that is…

The ABC of PAR, PPF and PPFD

There is a myriad of factors for growers to take onboard when building a greenhouse or grow area. Firstly, there’s plant lifecycles and grow light positioning. Then, there’s heat and light spectrum, not to mention space and market. Little wonder taking on such a challenge can feel rather overwhelming, to start off with at…

US (NY): Thrive Agritech releases new 600W Pinnacle LED grow light

Thrive Agritech has released the new Pinnacle LED grow light. "Energy-efficient LED technology allows the 600W Pinnacle light to effectively replace the best 1,000W double-ended high-pressure sodium lights commonly found in greenhouses and high-intensity indoor cannabis operations," Thrive Agritech team…

Phys.org

Rise of the 'robo-plants': scientists fuse nature with technology

Remote-controlled Venus flytrap "robo-plants" and crops that tell farmers when they are hit by disease could become reality after scientists developed a high-tech system for communicating with vegetation. Researchers in Singapore linked up plants to electrodes capable of monitoring the weak electrical…

Embedded multi-sensor & imaging horticulture lighting system launched

Agnetix has launched Zenith, a new grow lighting series with built-in sensor & imaging technologies. Building on Agnetix A3, Zenith directly integrates plant health sensors and canopy imaging cameras with the Agnetix water-cooled system. With several standard and optional configurations, Zenith provides…

@SyngentaFlowers

Syngenta Flowers

The Rio Dipladenias are ready for the sales season since beginning of March. And they look better and better! Already in garden centers close to you.Images directly from a grower in South of Spain. pic.twitter.com/9agEXjBFC0 — Syngenta Flowers (@SyngentaFlowers) April 6, 2021


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