Technique

Examining the role of stem water storage in plant water balance

Stems of land plants provide mechanical support and long-distance transport of water and carbohydrates. Although it has long been recognized that plant stems can also store water, it remains uncertain what role stem water plays in mitigating drought stress and maintaining whole plant function (Holbrook…

Knowing how cells grow and divide can lead to more robust and productive plants

A large portion of a plant is hidden below the ground. This buried root system is essential for the plant: it provides stability, water, and food. In contrast to mammals, where the body plan is final at birth, the formation of new root branches ensures that the root system keeps growing throughout a…

Industry consortium to explore additive manufacturing for lighting

Building upon the progress made during a recent workshop, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has formally established the Additive Manufacturing for Lighting Consortium. The consortium will help bridge the knowledge gap between the lighting and 3D printing industries…

Netherlands: Getting growers started in Floriday

Every week new functionalities are added to Floriday that make it increasingly interesting for growers to conduct their business in Floriday. In the coming period, groups of growers using FloraXchange and FloraMondo will be actively informed about these functionalities and ask them to switch to Floriday.…

"Our goal is to supply growers only with technique that is of use to them"

It has been sixty years this year since Azrom started its operations in greenhouse building, making it one of the oldest operators from Israel. "Our goal is creating a farm that helps the grower in the long term. The opposite of one size fits all", Fany Baluka with Azrom laughs. "It's a matter of…

Royal Brinkman and Moleaer join forces

Nanobubble technology to 'significantly improve water quality'

Royal Brinkman and Moleaer join forces to significantly improve the water quality for the horticultural sector with a new 'Nanobubble' technology. Nanobubbles increase the oxygen content in irrigation water. Oxygen enrichment of the irrigation water significantly improves the quality and production of…

The first online seafreight service solution with guaranteed lead time in container shipping

Kuehne + Nagel launches KN Pledge

With the newly launched full container shipment solution KN Pledge, Kuehne + Nagel is the first logistics service provider to offer an online solution for Full Container Load…

Chinese-European partnership leads to 200,000 m2 breeding innovation site

Jinpin Flower Seedling Co., Ltd. is the largest business partner of Urbinati in China. To meet production needs It has introduced Urbinati's Lambda, Kappa series seeding line equipment and series double rail irrigation boom IRMO3. Jinpin Flower was jointly established by Chengdu Jintian Seedling Co.,…

Vietnam: Da Lat’s farms turn modern in Industry 4.0

Da Lat city in Lam Dong province has become well-known for its modern agricultural techniques. Many of Vietnam’s wealthy farmers are situated in the Central Highlands city, thanks to their investment and application of scientific and technological advances in production. According to Dr. Pham S, Vice…

Netherlands: New delivery system enables more efficient orchid orders

In Ter Laak's new Daylight Greenhouse, the new WPS delivery system has been put into use, which makes it possible to compile orders more efficiently. Combination of manual and automation In consultation with the customer, WPS opted for a combination of manual labor and automation in order to maintain…

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Research with 'plethora of gauges' sheds light on draining rainwater from greenhouses

For the Water Board of Delfland in the Netherlands, a student researched how the drainage of rainwater occurs in a horticultural company at different quantities of water. Holstein Flowers from De Lier cooperated in the project. Mathieu van Holstein: "Water which cannot be collected because of bottlenecks…

June 13, De Lier

OptiCept to be presented at FleuroStar Award Evening

OptiFreeze’s CEO Eda Demir Westman will present OptiCept, a technology in shelf-life improvement for cuttings, at the 2019 FleuroStar Award Evening on Thursday 13th June. The ceremony is held during the FlowerTrials at Syngenta Flowers in De Lier, the Netherlands. “I am very proud and excited to be…

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Bucon realizes rectangular water silo under cultivation tables at PostPlants

Water storage that does not take up any space

A familiar problem: more water storage is needed, but there is no room for a silo. To solve this problem, Bucon Industries realized a solution by placing a rectangular water silo under cultivation tables. Through installer Stolze, a rectangular corrugated water storage silo was delivered to Dutch…

"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…

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First flower in our #Exacumaffine 😍☀️😍☀️. #sunnyday #hofland #spring pic.twitter.com/svLP5BiQwI — Hofland Flowering Pl (@F_Hofland) April 8, 2019

Activated charcoal filtration for agrichemical removal in irrigation water

The objective of a new study was to evaluate removal efficacy of agrichemicals from water using a small-scale granular activated carbon (GAC) system. Chemicals reduced below their minimum detection limits after 64 seconds of GAC filtration included acephate, flurprimidol, paclobutrazol, uniconazole,…

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.…

Plant signals activate stem cells to regenerate tissue after being damaged

Regeneration of plants from dividing cells is a key process in agriculture. Horticulturists use it to grow new plants from small cuttings. Until just recently, the mechanism driving the regeneration process was largely a mystery. Researchers at Wageningen University & Research can now demonstrate how…

"Pure chlorine for disinfected water and a clean pipe system"

Ditches around horticultural companies filling up with residual water is a thing of the past. New regulations in the Netherlands require growers to remove 95% of crop protection products before discharging. But the Dutch grower would not be the Dutch grower if he was not a bit more ambitious. With zero…

New growth chamber offers cost-saving, user-friendly features

Conviron announced the launch of the new GEN1000 chamber. The new chamber comes equipped with new features such as cost saving LEDs, extended humidity range, advanced controller, and user-adaptable kits. With its ability to adapt to four different research applications, the GEN1000 offers an economical…

Dutch orchid grower relies on efficient HPS solution for year-round production

Ammerlaan Orchids replaced its HPS 750 W electromagnetic installation with BLV HPS 1000 W luminaires. The company, which owns and runs orchid greenhouses in the Dutch Westland region, found in BLV a reliable partner to upgrade its grow light installation to shorten the growth cycles and thus increase the…

Glastuinbouw Waterproof

Netherlands: Five new water studies started

In the first quarter of 2019, five new water-related investigations were started within the Greenhouse Horticulture Waterproof umbrella of the sector Horticulture &…

The OptiCept process in use in Kenya

In January 2019, OptiFreeze visited Syngenta’s farms in Kenya together with Josef Fisher (Syngenta’s Global Innovation Manager) and Marten Denekamp (Innovation R&D Manager). Syngenta has four farms in Kenya, and the visits were focused on two of them: Kenya Cuttings and Kenya Polen. Both farms are…

Talk to your tulip through Google Tulip

Google, being one of the world's most dominant tech-giants, brings you yet another revolutionary, life changing experience. It has been known for decades flowers communicate with one another by means of chemical reactions happening within the root systems. However, it is less known that they can actually…

Horticultural youth taught about lighting:

Testing as many light recipes as possible at the same time

Over sixty horticultural youth where taught about lighting in the World Horti Center in the Netherlands recently. Kurt Zwemstra of Hortilux and Wessel van Paassen of Green Simplicity dropped by to talk about some of the innovations in the field of lighting in greenhouse horticulture. Although it is a…

Is there really that much difference between LED lamps?

Many LED light manufacturers claim their lamps can be used for horticultural production. But do they provide the right wavelengths of light to meet plants’ needs? Growers often ask Michigan State University horticulture professor Roberto Lopez if they can use the LED lamps available from their local home…

Substituting HPS with light-emitting diodes for supplemental lighting

In Canada, as in other higher latitudes, there is not enough natural light for production of many greenhouse commodities during the darker months of the year. In these regions, it is necessary for growers of year-round commodities to augment their naturally occurring lighting deficit with artificial…

Why photosynthesis works better for some plants than others

RuBisCO plays a key role in photosynthesis and is one of the most abundant enzymes in the world. A Japanese research team has revealed how charge distribution on RuBisCO’s active sites is linked to the enzyme’s ability to recognize carbon dioxide. This discovery can potentially be used to improve the…

Poland: Red LEDs lead to thicker rose stems

Red Naomi is an exclusive variety of rose of very intense and deep red color and has up to 80 petals on a single bud. What makes it special are its strong smell, long stems with little spikes and lovely buds. To achieve such an effect, it is crucial to optimize climate conditions by providing growing…

Dümmen Orange introduces Basewell perennials

North America: Perennial growers now have access to a new rooting technology

Dümmen Orange introduces the next phase of Basewell at California Spring Trials, March 24-26 in San Luis Obispo. The Basewell assortment has been newly expanded to include top-selling perennial varieties, opening up the benefits of this innovative technology to perennial growers across North America.…

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Robert van Kooten, Yield by Nature, about OxyHydrogen:

"Charged water improves resistance of plants"

Treatment with water that is enriched with hydrogen gas improves the immune system of bulbs, plants and, for example, seeds, from within. Moreover, it ensures higher yields and lower expenses for crop protection and nutrition. This is said by Robert van Kooten of Yield by Nature, a company that supplies…

What does light do to your crop?

All radiation from the sun, whether it is PAR light, UV or infrared, has an effect on the growth and production of crops. You can selectively manage it with coatings that increase the positive effects and inhibit the negative ones. Less than 15% of the sun’s radiation is visible to us. Coincidentally, this largely corresponds…

Nienke Koeman of KWR Water about new purification technology:

"Unlike reverse osmosis, forward osmosis hardly requires energy"

Everything starts with good starting water. Forward osmosis is a new technique for achieving clean irrigation water. If you separate two liquids through a membrane, water passes through the membrane if the concentrations of dissolved substances (salts) are different. That's because the dissolved…

App enables users to control greenhouse controllers from their phones

Bartlett Instrument Company has introduced their latest mobile application, Headgrower. Headgrower is a mobile application for greenhouse customers and builds on the features and reliability of Bartlett controllers. This application makes it easy for users to control their greenhouse controllers from…

Moisture management for rooting of cuttings

Managing moisture during rooting of vegetative cuttings is critical for achieving uniform rooting. Before sticking cuttings it is important to thoroughly moisten the media (rooting soil). Apply water slowly to obtain uniform distribution (wetting). This may require 2-3 applications. A well-moistened…

Scientists measure how plants convert light to energy

Plants take sunlight and turn it into energy, but scientists are still figuring out exactly how they do this complex conversion. “Photosynthesis can be dangerous,” said Helmut Kirchhoff, an associate professor in WSU’s Institute of Biological Chemistry. “At the point where light is collected, the energy…

Lighting supplier launches advanced LED for horticulture applications

MaxLite, a manufacturer and marketer of energy-efficient lighting solutions since 1993, announces the PhotonMax Spot Light as the first in a range of high-performance LED grow lights designed to optimize crop production in greenhouses and other controlled horticulture applications. Through innovative…

new Nanobubble generator used at Revol Greens

"Managing Pythium in water while promoting plant growth"

Moleaer expands its innovative product line with the new Bloom nanobubble generator. The patent-pending Bloom, designed specifically for horticulture, unlocks the full potential of oxygen to improve crop production. The Bloom produces trillions of charged nanobubbles, ~80nm in size, dissolving oxygen…

Light pollution map

Greenhouses light up the night sky

Many scientific datasets from satellites are in principle available for free, but that doesn't mean that they are actually accessible to the wider public. A new web application aims to change that, at least for satellite imagery of Earth at night. The app called " Radiance Light Trends " allows anyone…

Aquaphotomics sheds light on how plants control their water structure to survive

Drying without dying: how resurrection plants survive without water

A small group of plants known as “resurrection plants” can survive months or even years without water. The research team of Kobe University’s Graduate School of Agricultural Science, led by Professor Dr Roumiana Tsenkova, in collaboration with a research group from Agrobioinstitute in Sofia, Bulgaria led…

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,…

Accurate irrigation measurement

"Ultrasonic water meter with improved accuracy"

In the winter irrigation is low and in summer more water is used. "With a drip system, irrigation in summer is a maximum of 10 liters per square meter per day and in winter…

A better greenhouse climate thanks to wireless sensors

Climate equality is important for growers in greenhouses: temperature and humidity differences can lead to production and quality losses in cultivations of vegetables or flowers. To monitor the climate it is therefore important to have sufficient measuring points. The Business Unit Greenhouse…

Geerten van der Lugt

Controlling oxygen use uncommon in greenhouse horticulture

The Netherlands is generally blessed with a lot of good quality water, although it was a bit different during last summer's drought. With rivers and rainfall, the Netherlands…

One tropical plant benefits from sunlight, the other does not

Many green pot plants are grown with little direct sunlight. Reason for this is the origin of the plants: they live on the bottom of a rainforest. But what happens with the production and quality when a grower does allow more light in the greenhouse? The Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture of…

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Osram unveils grow light system for horticulture research

Osram has developed a research luminaire to meet the growing demands of researchers at universities, private institutes and plant production in greenhouses and vertical farms. Researchers and modern agriculturists can use the LED-based plant luminaire system Phytofy RL in the lab or in climatic chambers…

Activating flower fragrance with LED

In the past few months, Dümmen Orange has participated in an indoor farming trial with a selection of its annual products. The trial took place at the test location of the Dutch indoor farming company Seven Steps To Heaven in Eindhoven The Netherlands. Various tests were done, under different…

Martin Stolze introduces a new injection unit

At the IPM Essen, Martin Stolze has introduced a new injection unit, to water potted plants or administer Greendrops Shelflife gel in a controlled manner. With the patented injection unit it is possible to inject a liquid into the pot. This added liquid extends the shelf life of the plant and prevents…

New HTA report

UK: How technology is shaping consumer behaviour and the future of garden retail

A new HTA Market Information report looks at how technology is shaping consumer behaviour, the supply chain and the future of garden retail. Three quarters of all British…

"Safest way to chlorinate is by disinfecting the water with gas chlorine"

"Prevention of pathogens on greenhouse herbs and vegetables is crucial. It is a proven fact that properly chlorinated irrigation water, washdown water, and equipment cleanup water provide a tremendous increase in product safety and shelf life, which translates into increased product salability and…

What are DLC listed LED Grow Lights? And why does it matter?

Design Lights Consortium to include horticultural lights

The Design Lights Consortium (DLC) has started a horticultural lighting program and the first LED lights for indoor growing have been approved. Thrive Agritech, supplier of LED lighting for greenhouses and indoor farms, encourages this. "Buying DLC listed products provides peace-of-mind that the lights…

NL : Maintening Screen Installation at Gerbera Grower Schouten Opti-Fleurs

Like your favorite pair of shoes need a new sole once in a while, the material in a greenhouse needs the occasional maintenance to keep work running smoothly. More operational security Dutch Gerbera grower Schouten Opti-Fleurs started the renovation of the screen installation last week. Luiten…

Reducing irrigation quantity and improving water quality to grow better plants

This video presentation by Jane Stanley, woody grower of Saunders Brothers, Inc located in Nelson County, Virginia, is a case study on how old and new technologies are being implemented to cut water use and reduce plant loss. Learn how to manage water quantity and quality as a tool to grow better plants…

New light spectrum improves quality of Red Naomi! and Avalanche+ roses

One year after the introduction of the Philips GreenPower LED toplighting with the new rose spectrum, it appears that the roses react well to the new light spectrum. The combination of LEDs and climate control according to the principles of Next Generation Growing brings top quality and sustainability…

Sensory data, water deficit control and the challenges facing poinsettia growers

Research from Volmary has confirmed that, without granular data, growers are overwatering their crops. Data has shown that, due to floor unevenness, there is significant variation in plant moisture in Poinsettia plants. Implementing water deficit control requires the flexibility of wireless sensors and…

Syngenta Flowers and OptiFreeze sign collaboration agreement

Syngenta Flowers and OptiFreeze AB from Sweden have signed a collaboration agreement to further test and develop OptiCept; a breakthrough technology in shelf life optimization. OptiCept is a method to improve the post-harvest quality of cuttings, cut flowers and potentially also seed. By using the…

A day in the life of a Floriday developer

Stefan is a front-end developer for Floriday. This means that he translates the design for a new functionality into a lively interface. To put it simply, he is responsible for the technical side of the application front. Are you curious as to what Stefan’s working day looks like? Read on for details.…

Australia: ‘Living Lab' helps researchers understand plant selection for urban spaces

A changing climate has ramifications across the whole of the horticulture sector, but in particular for the nursery industry, where the commercial objective is essentially to sell healthy plants that remain healthy into the future. This is what is being addressed by the research project, “Which Plant…

Machine learning unlocks plants' secrets

Plants are master chemists, and Michigan State University researchers have unlocked their secret of producing specialized metabolites. The research, published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , combined plant biology and machine learning to sort through tens of…

Higher quality long-day perennials with LED supplemental lighting

LumiGrow Research, the smart horticultural lighting research branch of LumiGrow, released their latest research report which compared plant quality of flowering perennials under LED fixtures, HPS fixtures, and traditional low-intensity flowering bulbs. The purpose of the study was to examine the effects…

Valentine's Day flowers in space

When you’re living and working aboard the International Space Station on Valentine's Day, flower delivery options are slim to none. An astronaut tackled this challenge in 2016 by growing zinnias to create the first-ever floral arrangement in space. Seeds from the flowers grown in the orbiting laboratory have germinated into…

Success in ultrafiltration pilot Arend Roses and WaterQ/Litree

“We now fully rely on the Goalkeeper”

Dutch rose nursery Arend Roses supplies 40 to 45 million roses per year in 8 different varieties. Besides the quality of the roses and the service for customers, Arend Roses also takes care of the environment. They therefore opt for green, innovative technology to make rose cultivation more sustainable.…

UK: How can Mathematical Sciences help the cut flower industry?

Driving translation of mathematical and statistical research advances into high value applications in industry is vital to unlocking key societal and economic challenges in…

SAP managed services weed out IT complexity at Ball Horticulture

Managing an SAP environment can be daunting, particularly for small and medium-sized companies. Now, as the SAP technology stack expands, the task is getting even harder. Ball…

Dehumidification units now available on frames above the crop

Moisture problems in the greenhouse have always existed, but certainly in winter it is a challenge for many growers to dehumidify their greenhouse air. Previously the motto was: the heating high, the screen ajar and the air windows open. But that is not very energy efficient, and a lot of valuable CO2 is…

GreenTech Summit, June 12, 2019

Focus on easier and more profitable cultivation with autonomous technology

This year, the GreenTech will again start with the GreenTech Summit. On June 12, 2019, this conference will be about easier and more profitable cultivation with autonomous…

New research characterizes evolution of genetic pathway for reproductive fitness in flowering plants

Small RNAs (sRNAs) are key regulators involved in plant growth and development. Two groups of sRNAs are abundant during development of pollen in the anthers – a critical process for reproductive success. One of these pathways for sRNA production, previously believed present in grasses and related…

Advancements in LED lighting increase photon output and efficiency for growers

Illumitex announced the new Illumitex HarvestEdge Extra Output (XO) LED Horticultural Fixture. This LED fixture streamlines the design of new construction and/or the retrofitting of new lighting projects in current structures. This one-to-one replacement for high-pressure sodium (HPS) lighting solutions…

"Green light deserves more attention"

All the sunlight's colours have an effect on a crop. The role of the light's green colour has long been underestimated; however, in recent years, the important effect of the colour green has become increasingly clear. Leaves absorb the light and use it for photosynthesis, but they also partly reflect it.…

"Making plastic from sewerage sludge"

In 2016, Joan Hanegraaf explained how Oerlemans Plastics produces plastic from sewerage sludge. This was during a TED talk. Since then, the topic has certainly not become any less current. This TED talk has, therefore, now been made available internationally.

US: AFE introduces new research application process

AFE’s Research Committee announces a new research funding process and a revised application for 2019. The new application process allows for a single application form to be used. For many years, AFE’s process required researchers to submit a pre-proposal application. Then, if preliminarily selected by…

Increasing the efficiency of each foliar application

ICL Specialty Fertilizers introduces new portfolio of innovative liquid foliar fertilizers: Agroleaf Liquid. The new products provide the benefits of next generation liquid foliar fertilizers with F3 SurfActive Technology. The technology enables better spreading, better adhesiveness and better retention…

Italy: Study to improve plant quality in winter using LED

Nozza Luciano is a farm in the province of Bergamo that has been producing and marketing flowers since 1984. Thanks to the farm’s high-tech greenhouses, over 4,000,000 seedlings of different varieties are transplanted and marketed each year. The management of the plants is diversified according to their…

Australia: A free electronic pest identification tool

Quick identification of plant pests, diseases, disorders, weeds and beneficials is vital to maintaining a profitable production nursery operating under an effective crop protection program. Over the years several variations of reference books and field guides have been used to identify plant pests and…

Helping plants breathe in winter

Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is one of the main elements required by plants for photosynthesis. But plants in greenhouses can quickly run out of CO2 if outside air is not allowed in. So when the winter sun shines and plants become active, they may not grow at all. Ben Geijtenbeek, Senior Crop Technical Specialist at Syngenta…

Saduk Usluer, ProCC:

"Work and crop registration system almost plug-and-play"

A labor and crop registration system that works not only for large companies, but also for small-scale growers of 1 hectare or less. With this product ProCC started out last year and now the company has dozens of customers at home and abroad. Sadik Usluer: "Every grower wants to see what's going on, and…

Robert Jan de Goey, Megaphoton

"Built-in reflector in grow light provides up to 15% more light"

Reflectors are used to direct the grow light into the crop. Each type of reflector has the right hardness (which benefits the lifespan) and reflects at the maximum (which benefits the production). The material of all reflectors is high quality, but nevertheless there is always loss of efficiency.…

Uneven seed germination in plug trays

With spring production underway, seedling plug production is in full swing. As with any greenhouse crop, uniformity is key to produce high-quality plants efficiently and economically. For seed-propagated crops, this starts in the plug tray. by Christopher J. Currey - ccurrey@iastate.edu The first step in…

"If you work in a targeted manner, you can already learn a lot with 10 to 20 sensors"

The project 'Monitoring and supervision of energy innovations' aims at analyzing the application of new techniques and cultivation methods in several companies, as part of the…

Control system makes it easier for growers to create customized light recipes

Signify expanded its GrowWise Control System to fit seamlessly with conventional climate control and greenhouse management systems and make it even easier to operate. The system, which was introduced last year, allows growers and researchers to easily create and run custom LED light recipes to meet the…

Nino Barile, Barile Flowers Service: "It is something completely new in the industry"

Innovative flower web shop forecasts price, quantity and availability

"A web shop that forecasts price is something completely new in the flower industry", says Nino Barile, CEO of Barile Flowers Service. At the IPM Essen, for the first time, they presented their new and innovative web shop, where the buyer can see the prices, quantity and availability up to 8 weeks ahead.…

Rianne de Baar, Aqua D&S:

"By adding a vibrating screen, the cloth filter lasts longer"

From 1 January 2018, growers in the Netherlands are no longer permitted to discharge water from the greenhouse to surface water; they have to come up with solutions to reuse the water. Aqua D & S developed one of these solutions with the filtration tower. By combining a vibrating screen and a cloth…

Maaike Hamer of Stelzner:

Europe: "Last year's heat resulted in great interest in EC measurement instruments"

Due to the long-lasting dryness and heat last year, it was often not possible for growers to water their plants as usual, some farms had to change their irrigation from rain to well or city water. Since the different water sources had different parameters, the fertilization had to be adjusted as well.…

Marco Stolze and Soerinder Somai

ClockOnline to ensure peace of mind in trade

With ClockOnline, Marco Stolze and Soerinder Somai hope to not only make things easier for the growers, but also to bring about a change in mentality within the floral trade industry. The online trading platform makes the auction process cheaper and the logistics more efficient, but is especially…

Lieven Develtere, ACD:

Hobby greenhouses: from growing to experiencing

The cultivation of vegetables, herbs or flowers is not only limited to the professional grower. The glass constructions also are very popular with hobbyists. They find more and more applications for it, from classical cultivation to comfortable garden house. ACD has been supplying greenhouses to…

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