Discovery and characterization of novel fertile triploids and a new chromosome number in Caladium

Cultivated caladium (Caladium × hortulanum; 2n = 2x = 30) is an important ornamental aroid for the environmental horticulture industry. A better understanding of its genetic diversity is needed for the continued improvement of caladium. The caladium germplasm maintained in the University of Florida’s…

Dutch grower Nico van Os, Kwekerij van Os, explains

How does the current gas price affect poinsettia cultivation?

Many growers put poinsettias in the greenhouses around the summer months, as it is a fast-growing and relatively easy to grow plant. But of course, this requires heating, so the question remains whether this is still profitable with today's high energy prices. At Dutch grower, Kwekerij van Os in…

Brazil orchid grower uses biomass to heat the greenhouse

Sítio Kolibri is a company that grows Phalaenopsis orchids in Brazil, in Holambra city, in the state of São Paulo. The company is focused on growing the best Phalaenopsis but is always looking to do that combined with sustainability. For that reason, Sítio Kolibri has been using a biomass heating system for…

Energy efficiency: are you on track for reaching Net Zero?

With input prices soaring, getting a handle on your energy use and carbon emissions is critical. A robust energy audit gives you practical steps and solutions in the short, mid, and long term to save your business money and get on the right path to net zero. Thanks to NFU Energy's position within the…

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Significant New Clean Energy and Climate Act becomes law in Massachusetts

On August 11, 2022, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law An Act driving climate policy forward. After months of heavy legislative activity involving a wide range of stakeholders in the clean energy and technology industries, the Massachusetts legislature combined what was a bill that we…

"We can assist clients in estimating potential energy savings"

Cultivation Warehouse is now a Recurve FLEXmarket aggregator. Recurve, is a leading provider of energy monitoring software that allows clients to more accurately measure, monitor and verify energy usage.  The Recurve platform allows a building to become a "virtual power plant" with the ability to measure demand…

NFU:

UK: "Less than four weeks to ensure that your electricity generation is compliant"

If you operate electricity generation on your farm or estate, then you must ensure that it is compliant with new Distribution Code regulations that come into effect on 1…

Special Energy this month

This month, we will pay more attention to Energy. This subject will also be highlighted in HortiDaily and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and Bloemen- en plantennieuws. Articles related to the use of energy in the greenhouse industry will be published in a Special box, named Special Energy. EnergyEnergy is one of the most…

Energy crisis: anticipating with algorithms

“Never waste a good crisis,” Winston Churchill once said. And he would know because he experienced quite a few. Even now, many growers are experiencing a strong sense of crisis: we had only just breathed a sigh of relief after the Covid pandemic before the next crisis appeared. Many companies have been…

"Water-cooled LEDs are essential to any expansion"

Koppert Cress has planned two expansions this year, which are both focused on technological innovation, CO2 neutrality, and energy savings. The choice of LED is a logical one. Koppert Cress was the first grower in the world who believed in LED lighting to conserve energy and thus gain more control over…

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NZ: growers turn off the heat as coal and gas prices soar

Many indoor growing operations use gas or coal boilers to heat their glasshouses. There has been a nationwide shortage of commercial carbon dioxide supplies, and the cost of using coal is going up. Leanne Roberts sits on the board of Vegetables New Zealand and is a covered crop grower in Marlborough. She…

Dynamic Lighting for business adaptation and plant growth

In their white paper series, Sollum has covered the definition of truly dynamic lighting and explored how implementing dynamic LED lighting can reduce greenhouse energy consumption, increase crop yield, and improve crop quality. To refresh, a truly dynamic lighting solution must meet the following four…

Two new screens thanks to weaving technology

By leveraging its weaving technology, Phormium has designed 2 new products to meet emerging market demands. Weaving is a wonderful manufacturing process for greenhouse screens that offers great advantages. It allows combining demanding lists of materials into well-balanced screen solutions. Furthermore,…

Energy and materials inflation necessitate price increases

The industry is confronted with exceptional pricing pressures due to causes and circumstances that people can read about in the newspaper every day. Dümmen Orange is not immune to this. In areas such as energy, transport, and packaging materials, the company has seen costs doubling or tripling. Because…

"Energy inflation is forcing people to look closer at ways of reducing consumption while maintaining product quality”

The whole fresh produce supply chain is under pressure due to inflation in energy, production and labour costs and food waste has long been a topic of discussion. Can technology help retailers to deliver fresher produce for consumers while also reducing their costs? IMS Evolve has been in the business of…


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