Technique

In rose, transcription factor PTM balances growth and drought survival via PIP2;1 aquaporin

Plants have evolved sophisticated systems in response to environmental changes, and growth arrest is a common strategy used to enhance stress tolerance. Despite the…

"Total water concept enables treatment up to zero discharge"

Mienis Water showed their Ultrafiltration unit at the Amsterdam GreenTech 2019. This system is part of their total water concept on water management within flower and vegetable farming. Technical director Jochum Genuït explains their technology. "Ultrafiltration is a membrane technology. This membrane…

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…

Hurricane resistant greenhouse system rated up to 175 MPH wind loads

Alquimi and its technology group Island AgTech, together with its strategic engineering partner Sprung Structures Ltd, based in Calgary, Alberta, have finalized development of the first fully certified hurricane resistant greenhouse system that can withstand wind loads up to 175 mph to meet IBC – 2015…

Frank Koenen, FleuraMetz:

“The joint venture is the basis for joint innovation”

The joint venture between Blueroots and Royal FloraHolland was set up in February 2019. What exactly does this collaboration entail and what does it offer the floriculture sector? Royal FloraHolland CCO, Gerhard van der Bijl: "With the collaboration between Blueroots and Royal FloraHolland we are solving…

Industry collaboration with Ridder Group and Native

Autogrow introduces farm management platform FarmRoad

Autogrow has announced a collaboration with competitor Ridder Group and New York agriculture software firm Native. The collaboration is made possible with the launch of Autogrow’s new farm management platform, FarmRoad, which was announced by CEO Darryn Keiller at the Indoor AgTech Summit in New York.…

Paul van Paassen:

"Light gain in greenhouse after applying AntiCondens leads to more production"

For crops that are switched in the summer, this is the ideal time to apply AntiCondens to the inside of the greenhouse cover. It is a good preparation for the coming humid season, when condensation droplets block valuable light. Tomato grower Paul van Paassen has been using AntiCondens for three years,…

Vietnam: 'Impressive progress' in hi-tech agriculture development

After two years of carrying out the hi-tech applied agriculture project, the agricultural sector of Kon Tum province has made impressive progress and achieved very encouraging results. Kon Tum province defines that hi-tech agriculture development is an important solution to promote agricultural growth…

"In the greenhouse? Put on your AR glasses"

Can Augmented Reality (AR) help with training harvesting staff in a greenhouse? Or can AR-glasses show whether the crop is healthy? Wageningen University & Research is researching this with a consortium of breeders and suppliers. That research focuses on the question: how can we use Augmented Reality…

The importance of a good dipcontainer

From now on, the new pipe rail dipcontainer / sanitizer from Berkvens is available at Steenks Service. Why you need a dipcontainer A dipcontainer is very important if you want to work as hygienic as possible in the horticulture industry. The dipcontainer is filled with a disinfectant so an employee can…

US (GA): 2019 SNA Research Conference proceedings available

The proceedings of the 63rd Annual SNA Research Conference Proceedings has been compiled and is now available online at www.sna.org . This 209-page proceedings, provided free…

LED solutions for horticulture

Vossloh-Schwabe launches the new LUGA COB LED Horticulture modules which provide a highly efficient COB technology with 2 different spectra optimized for vegetative and generative plant growth. Compared to other LED technologies LUGA COBs offer an extremely long service lifetime with chemical resistance, combined with a high…

"This tool helps growers and greenhouse builders to make the right choices"

Building a new greenhouse requires a lot of thinking and making the right choices. Which technology do you put in the greenhouse and which not? One or two screens, LED or not? Technology is expensive and it would be a shame if the technology you purchased has not the optimum return on investment you were…

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Lea Valley Growers welcome the Flower-Loving Queen #BritishFlowersWeek 60 Years ago this month pic.twitter.com/bqOpxuOyuO — Lea Valley Growers (@LeaValleyGrower) June 13, 2019

Hoogendoorn Growth Management, Svensson, Hortilux, Saint-Gobain Cultilene, Koppert Biological Systems, LetsGrow.com

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…

Netherlands: Unique technical feat ready for cultivation

The all-climate greenhouse in the research center of the World Horti Center is ready for use. This indoor greenhouse is built in an existing research department of the World Horti Center. With this unique technical feat, climate and cultivation related research projects can be set up and carried out.…

NL: New aluminium greenhouse roof system Optinova

Greenhouse horticulture partner Alcomij develops and manufactures smart greenhouse horticulture solutions. Alcomij’s latest innovation is the aluminium greenhouse roof system Optinova. "Thanks to high-quality materials, a smart design and the use of new technology, the Optinova forms the basis of a…

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…

New Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact

"Easily switch from HPS to LED toplighting"

Signify enables growers to switch more easily to LED lighting by introducing the Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact to the European market. The compact, passively cooled LED toplighting provides a 1-to-1 replacement for HPS lighting that fits seamlessly in existing HPS set-ups and trellis…

LetsGrow.com and Gearbox Innovations

Combining image and data for data-driven growing

Data Driven Growing is a concept we hear a lot about. How can greenhouse horticulture growers make use of this? LetsGrow.com and Gearbox Innovations work together to support growers in this. LetsGrow.com combines plant physiology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a basis for smart solutions. When this…

WPS delivers new internal transport system at Dutch Spathiphyllum grower Bestplant

WPS recently delivered a new internal transport system to Bestplant in Poeldijk. Bestplant already had a WPS system in one of their greenhouses and the supplier chose once again for us. WPS designed the layout of the system and installed it together with Bestplant. Patrick Zuidgeest, director of…

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.…

Signify introduces Philips GreenPower 3.0

LED production module optimizes multilayer crop cultivation

Signify has introduced the new Philips GreenPower LED production module 3.0 to help growers optimize multilayer crop cultivation of lettuce and other leafy greens, herbs, soft fruits and young plants. The new module enables growers to easily adapt the color spectra and light levels of various dedicated…

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…

Charging your electric car while driving

While the development and construction of electric cars with heavy duty batteries, a limited range and a fairly long charging time are being worked on globally, Israeli company ElectReon is developing a system with electromagnetic coils underneath roads, which charge the batteries while driving. So no…

Greenhouse lighting: Are LEDs right for you?

Have you been thinking about installing LED lights in your greenhouse or growing area, but are confused by all the lighting jargon and unsure where to begin? The Michigan…

Agriware Fieldbook App

"If only that plant could talk"

"If only that plant could talk..." How often do growers make this silent wish when something happened in their crop that they could not have foreseen? Growers follow their crop as thoroughly as possible in order to give plants everything they need. Mprise Agriware has an app for seed producers and growers, the Agriware…

Signify announces first project for Philips GreenPower LED

NL: LED toplighting for new greenhouse Arcadia Chrysantemums

Signify announced that its longstanding partner, Arcadia Chrysanten, a Dutch commercial grower of single bud chrysanthemums in the Netherlands, will equip its newest 4.7 ha greenhouse with a combination of Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact and HPS lighting. Arcadia chose the new toplighting…

Powerfoil D

New overhead fan designed for harsh industrial environments

Powerfoil D, the product of 10 years’ experience and purpose-built design. The exceptionally engineered Powerfoil D is the first and only direct-drive overhead fan designed for harsh industrial environments - including many horticultural enterprises. "By maintaining consistent temperatures from ceiling…

Hortilux launches Hortiled Top 120v19

"Cultivation under LED lighting is very different to cultivation using HPS fixtures"

With its new Hortiled Top 120v19, Hortilux is in the race for the GreenTech Sustainability Award 2019. "The limited energy consumption of the new Hortiled Top 120v19 not only means lower energy costs, but also a location requires less capacity to achieve a higher crop yield. In addition, growers require…

Researchers discover new transportation route for plant volatile compounds

Flowers use volatile compounds called terpenes to communicate with and protect themselves from the outside world. The aromas produced welcome pollinators while warding off pests and disease. Now, a Purdue University study shows that petunias use terpenes in a sort of internal communication and to improve…

LetsGrow.com and Gearbox make data-driven cultivation possible

Data-driven cultivation, also known as Data Driven Growing, is a common concept. How can greenhouse growers respond to this? LetsGrow.com and Gearbox Innovations work together…

Sylvania announces Gro-Lux LED Helios

"Game changer for LED horticulture lighting"

Sylvania celebrates sixty years of innovation in horticultural lighting with the Gro-Lux lamps and luminaire family, introduced in 1959. The latest Gro-Lux product, LED Helios will be previewed at the Sylvania booth during the GreenTech trade show in Amsterdam, from 11 – 13 June 2019. Delivered in the…

European Commission:

"Uptake of new technologies remains far below expectations"

The European Commission calls on Member states to take advantage of the potential of new technologies and digitisation in agriculture, with the aim to improve the…

Crop scouting with the new Agriware Fieldbook app

Growers track their crop as well as possible in order to provide the plants with everything they need. Mprise Agriware has developed an app, Agriware Fieldbook App, that assists seed producers and growers with this. Employees walking among the crops can easily record with their mobile phone or tablet…

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.…

4 benefits of automated control systems in a commercial greenhouse

From semi-automatic control systems, to fully automatic control systems, more and more growers are seeing the benefits that automation brings to their growing environments. Here are a few of the reasons to consider automating the environmental controls in your commercial greenhouse: Creates and maintains…

Adriano Desideri, SOLHO:

"We want to open a new market for greenhouse manufacturers"

Building a greenhouse and connecting it to gas and electricity in some regions is more challenging than in others. While in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe an extensive infrastructure is available, in the Middle East and North Africa that is often not the case. But there they do have a lot of…

Potting machines for the promising Chinese market

Inventions that now have great significance always start small. In 1967 Georg Mayer developed the first ‘potting machine’, the first automatic potting machine with a drilling system. This year, the Heidenheim-based company celebrates the 52nd anniversary of this technology. It didn’t end at the German…

From two cloths to just one

The trend in darkening is mainly found in the increase in the number of layers of cloth in the greenhouse. The screens are installed double and even triple. But ... with the launch of PhormiTex Eclipse Dry by Phormium, a new dimension is given to it. This cloth is designed to offer a solution for the rising humidity in the…

Breakthrough technique for studying gene expression takes root in plants

An open-source RNA analysis platform has been successfully used on plant cells for the first time – an advance that could herald a new era of fundamental research and bolster efforts to engineer more efficient food and biofuel crop plants. The technology, called Drop-seq, is a popular method for…

Fluence goes Europe

Fluence by Osram LED horticultural lighting has been launched in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), supported by an experienced team of technical advisers to help growers produce the best crops possible to meet market demands in the region. The move follows Osram’s acquisition last year of Fluence Bioengineering. “The…

"Protect your critical information from cyber data extortion"

Customer accounts. Payment information. Inventory. It’s all data you rely upon and often need at a moment’s notice. Thankfully, you can access it all from your computer. But what if someone got into your information system and cut off your access? That’s exactly what’s happening in the disturbing trend…

US (CO): Business is always blooming at Fantasy Orchids, thanks to LEDs

Stan Gordon discovered the ultimate houseplant in 1986 when a friend gifted him a single orchid commemorating the birth of his daughter. Fast-forward 33 years, and Gordon finds himself surrounded by over 70,000 orchid plants in a 10,000-square-foot greenhouse in Louisville, Colorado. Business is always…

Survey of suspended solids in irrigation water and effects of filtration

Filtration to remove suspended particles can be a significant investment for greenhouse and nursery businesses, especially when irrigating with recirculated or surface water sources. Filtration to remove particles from irrigation water is a key first step underlying other aspects of water treatment, to…

"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…

Siebe Duivenvoorden, Celtic Cooling

There is no one best coolant

Nowadays, when people talk about refrigeration technology, the conversation soon turns to the recent developments in this field. Working in the refrigeration technology sector is challenging and interesting. This is thanks not only to the phasing out of F gasses. Synthetic coolant prices have also increased. Refrigeration…

Korean grower keeps an eye on his flowers remotely

Lim Ju-wan, who has been raising flowers for more than 30 years, normally starts the day by taking out his smartphone to check his greenhouse instead of going outside to his land like traditional farmers. “I do not need to physically go to the greenhouses by myself as I can see what’s going on there…

Eloy Boon, General Manager Iribov

Ploidy determination in plant material regarding flow cytometry

A breeder does good business when he can deliver the varieties his clients ask for. In the past, this would mean walking through the trials with a wish list, now it generally means putting his material under the microscope. It is there, with the help of increasingly precise techniques and calculation…

OASIS watering system spreading wings

Two years ago, innovative watering system OASIS was introduced and now, it is installed in greenhouses coast to coast in the US and the first Canadian installation will be this summer. Currently, 400,000 hanging baskets across the US are weighed by OASIS and watered to the grower's specified weight.…

Seven methods to enhance the cybersecurity of your business

News outlets are reporting on cyberattacks more than ever before. As years go by, more businesses, corporations and governments make it on the front page of newspapers due to breaks into their networks. This is occurring mainly because of how dependent organizations have become on technology. Everything…

US: AFE floriculture and horticulture research reports

Floriculture and horticulture research reports are finished project summary reports that show the results of the project, its scientific accomplishments and the impact to the industry. All AFE reports are made available to the industry free. These reports are mandatory for all projects that have…

"VPD can adjust day to day watering based on the environment your plant is in"

Can something as simple as watering your plants be improved upon? Is there a way to save some money with a more efficient method of watering? “Yes, and by harnessing what the plant wants to tell you, namely the plants transpiration”, says Daphne Brogdon from Micro Grow Greenhouse Systems. “Relative…

Why your grow should be digitally integrated

If you’re not digitally integrated in some form or fashion, you’re going to get left behind in this industry, according to Illumitex. Everything is moving towards feedback loops, telling customers how they can make better decisions and manage their grows so that they can be more profitable in the end. In…

OptiCept system on its way to Syngenta Kenya

OptiFlower is pleased to announce that the OptiCept system has finally arrived in Nairobi, Kenya. The system is now under custom clearance. "We believe that the system will arrive to Syngenta’s farm in Kenya next week. Our aim is to visit Kenya in May for installation and education of the local staff.…

Believing in LED or choosing for HPS?

"What started as interlighting, was followed by the top light. How long it will take before every grower has full LED lighting in their greenhouse, we do not know, but we have come a long way with regard to technique. Still, not every grower is making the switch to LED, and that is because HPS has proven…

A new quality analytics tool for fresh produce

New testimonials reveal improvements with iTradeFresh

iTradeNetwork a provider of supply chain software for perishables, and Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) have published new testimonials about AWG’s remarkable improvement in…

UK: Earley Ornamentals to investment in new gapping machine

In response to growing product demand from customers, leading independent UK producer and supplier of young plants, Earley Ornamentals is upgrading its production facility with a £200,000+ investment in a new gapping machine that will contribute to productivity enhancements at the company’s 12-acre site…

Chemical convergence between plants and insects

Plants and insects aren’t closely related, but they have a plethora of similar chemical weapons used for their interactions (defense, attraction, etc). In this article Beran, et al, shows the different metabolites that are shared in both groups, in insects and plants. The monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes…

Vietnam: Light stabilizer for greenhouse films helps growers increase crop yields

BASF and Tân Hùng Cơ Masterbatch Manufacture Co. are working to help farmers increase their yields and save resources with more durable greenhouse films. Tân Hùng Cơ, a manufacturer of additive masterbatches for plastic films in Vietnam, is now using BASF’s plastic additive Tinuvin NOR 371 to increase…

What causes blocked drippers?

Uniform, precise watering is necessary to obtain maximum yield and optimum water use efficiency. This also reduces excess leach water, reducing the need to remove nutrient feed water out of the greenhouse. Irrigation lines and drippers/emitters may become blocked during the growing season. These blockages can be categorized as…

Counting gerbera buds with deep learning

By applying deep learning to camera images of gerberas, it is possible to make a harvest prognosis. This is the conclusion of the research in the PPS Smart Greenhouse Horticulture, where a 'gerbera scout' is being developed: a mobile platform with cameras that run alongside the crop. The study was…

Emission-free cultivation requires knowledge of damage limits

Crops in greenhouses receive water to grow. But growers often add other substances to that water, such as fertilizers, crop protection agents or cleaning agents (to keep the water system clean). Certainly the latter agents can damage the crop if the water concentrations are too high. But the question is:…

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App enables smallholders to be influencers and citizen scientists

When the weather does not want to cooperate, a nation’s farmers are always the first to take the brunt. Quickly obtaining information on the fallout is essential for development agencies, government and farmers organizations to respond efficiently. But poor connectivity and slow flows of information are…

Wax helps plants to survive in the desert

In 1956, the Würzburg botanist Otto Ludwig Lange observed an unusual phenomenon in the Mauritanian desert in West Africa: he found plants whose leaves could heat up to 56 degrees Celsius. It is astonishing that leaves can withstand such heat. At the time, the professor was unable to say which mechanisms…

Exchanges at the plant-oomycete interface that influence disease

In a review by Judelson and Ah-Fong on the diverse signals that occur between plants and their oomycete pathogens, the authors start by describing the life- and infectivity-cycles of disease-causing oomycetes, including the familiar plant pathogens, “aggressive” Pythiumand, “stealthy” Phytophthora. They…

New chemical tool to block endocytosis in plants identified

Plant cells absorb many important substances through a process called endocytosis. In plants, endocytosis is essential for nutrient uptake, passing on cellular signals and plant-microbe interactions. However, the vital nature of endocytosis makes it challenging to study using methods from classical…

Sensors equipped with ventilation for accurate measurement results

Many growers have them in their greenhouses in 2019: sensors. They are the virtual senses that provide the grower with insights in temperature, humidity, and CO2. The more accurate, the better. “Sunlight and heat can influence the measurement results, so a good casing for the sensors is important,” says…

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…

Increasing profit through better use of CO2

On the way to fossil-free greenhouse horticulture, the availability of fossil CO2 is decreasing and (external) CO2 becomes a cost item. The first step to dealing with this is to see how CO2 can be used more efficiently. During the workshop of Peter Geelen at the EnergiekEvent on 11 April, a number of…

Maison Barrault, France

"Protecting the most vulnerable plants is a necessity"

Barrault, a family-owned company based for nearly three generations in Possonnière near Angers, grows more than 10 million plants each year, on a twenty-hectare site which includes 10 hectares of greenhouses and tunnels. Its plants are sold throughout France, mainly in garden centres and mass retail…

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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Holstein Flowers ‏

Our Diamond Package gives maximum protection to our flowers and improves quality and vaselife because the gerberas are transported in water. And besides that, it makes a great presentation. Watch how we prepare the Diamond Package! #gerbera #package #quality #presentation pic.twitter.com/rZLHVnuOrV — Holstein Flowers…

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…


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