`A technique of growing plants in nutrient solution”. Hydroponics literally means water-working or water-activation. It is a cultivation technique for growing plants in highly oxygenated, nutrient enriched water, rather than soil. The nutrient solution and its management are the cornerstone for a successful hydroponics system. The function of a hydroponics nutrient solution is to supply the plant roots with water, oxygen and essential mineral elements in soluble form. In soil, biological decomposition breaks down...
Your hydroponic growing media should do several things: wick and retain water, provide a stable pH, drain well and not fall apart so your system stays clean. Quick Plug North America offers the hydroponic grower several product lines with these characteristics. Our FlexiPlug® and FlexiTray® growing medium is optimized for all industry standard systems: Nutrient Film Technique, Ebb & Flow, Deep Water Raft, Aeroponic, and Drip. We have been working with hydroponic and aquaponic companies all over the...
By Quick Plug
based in South Portland, MAINE (USA).
Delta Hydronics Inc. is recognized as the leader in the Hydroponics Industry by designing, engineering and installing water heating and cooling systems for the hydroponic growing, harvesting and produce processing industries.
The plants that we grow in our gardens are very demanding in terms of their hydration and nutrition needs.If we add to this that in many cases the weather conditions do not favour a defined variety, it turns the garden into a crop that requires a lot of attention.
Why regulation of your greenhouse climate is important.
As a horticultural entrepreneur, you understand better than anyone that the greenhouse climate has an immense influence on the condition of your crops. Air temperature, humidity, CO2 content and the proper balance of growing lights are essential conditions for a healthy and vigorous crop. By regulating your greenhouse climate in a proper manner, you reduce the chance of disease and plagues and you ensure the quality of your production. Moreover, you save...
Why regulating your energy consumption is important
A growth climate with the proper ratio of light, warmth and CO2 dosage ensures high production and quality. The most important sustainable source of growing light and warmth for your crop process, the sun, is not always sufficiently available. That’s why supplemental energy must be used. However, fossil energy sources, such as natural gas and petroleum are becoming ever scarcer and more expensive and they burden the environment. Efficient management of energy...
Large selection of low-cost greenhouse monitoring data loggers and systems for temperature, RH%, light and CO2. USB, WiFi and Bluetooth models. For agricultural, R&D, greenhouses or grow-houses and more. CAS DataLoggers offers a large selection of greenhouse monitoring data loggers for use in agricultural processing and research, in greenhouses or grow houses, and even out in the field. Help promote growth and prevent plant disease/mold by logging seed and crop temperature, humidity, soil conditions, and more.
Companies specialising in tissue culture multiply large numbers of plants in a short space of time by propagating plant parts and plant cells in artificial culture media. This is done in vitro under sterile conditions. Unlike with cuttings, the primary rooting often takes place in vitro too. Tissue-culture or in-vitro plants are nowadays used by thousands of growers. For some species, such as Lisianthus, orchids, lilies and various perennials, this is the most common form of propagation. A steadily increasing...
Horticultural and greenhouse operations are facing increasing challenges in dealing with sanitation issues related to water treatment. Over the course of growing a crop, pathogenic microorganisms accumulate and algae flourish on moist surfaces posing a constant threat to plants and produce. The main challenges lie the areas of irrigation water, elimination of biofilm and algae control. Existing biocidal products, while effective in killing algae, are not effective in removing biofilm from the water lines. The...
Cofilea is founded in 2005 in Biella, in the north-west of Italy. In 2013, we patented ET-1000 a electric heating technical textile. Cofilea uses this to produce:
EH-POWERGROUND. It is a light, water-resistant radiant mat, that can be used for flower farming and horticulture as ground heating on racks, with the purpose of reducing and controlling the duration of the growing period, between the seeding or transplantation and the moment of marketability of the plant. This system is characterized by efficiency...
Foresters have used FlexiPlugs and FlexiTrays to successfully start deciduous and coniferous trees, including loblolly as well as white and red pine. Our products provide optimal water retention and aeration and also promote quick rooting of cuttings. The stabilized aspect of Flexi products gives forestry companies more freedom when it comes to transporting and transplanting young seedlings.
By Quick Plug
based in South Portland, MAINE (USA).
Accuracy and ease of use make SM300 Soil Moisture Sensors well suited to irrigation applications. Readings can be used to optimise irrigation scheduling, or the SM300 can be installed as part of an automatic irrigation system. The sensor`s compact size allows it to be installed in plant pots or grow bags.
The xProxy® alert system can be a perfect solution to wirelessly monitor greenhouses in several areas. Growers have successfully used xProxy® in their greenhouses to monitor humidity levels, temperature and on/off-states of irrigation systems and fans.
TenCate produces and supplies high-grade membranes for the most divers liquid applications. Reliable, tried and tested materials designed to meet today’s needs. Where ever water or other liquids need to be retained, Nicolon membranes offer the simple, most effective solution.
Nicolon Shade Cloth Fabrics shade horticultural plants grown in commercial nurseries and greenhouses. Manufactured in widths ranging from six to 17 feet (1.80 to 5.20m), Nicolon shade cloth fabrics add beneficial cover for agricultural crops and livestock and can also function as industrial debris nets.
Water management within horticulture and agriculture is an important issue in an increasingly water scarce world. SAF™ superabsorbent technology can be used in various applications to aid the management of this precious resource, even in areas of low availability.
Greenhouse operations have been early adopters of the CHP system given their operation’s need for heat. The return on investment is dependent on the regional rate for selling the power to the grid and also the utilities saved from CHP heat.