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    Hydroponics

    `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...

    By Myron L Company based in Carlsbad, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Water treatment for horticulture

    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...

    By Applied Oxidation LLC based in Chattanooga, TENNESSEE (USA).

  • Measuring Ion Concentrations in Plant Tissue

    Measuring Ion Concentrations in Plant Tissue Required Apparatus: Aptisens Digital or Mobile Multiple Ion Kit Weighing scales Liquid measurement device e.g. graduated cylinder Bowl for stirring Spoon for stirring Funnel Filter paper / muslin Conical flask / vessel Required chemicals: Aptisens multiple ion conditioning solution Aptisens Plant Tissue multiple ion calibration solutions Deionised water Sample Preparation:This preparation can be applied to any plant tissue. Take a sample of lettuce and remove any...

    By Aptisens based in Little Island, IRELAND.

  • Frost Protection for the Horticulture Industry

    The main benefits of the Toptex winter protection fabric can therefore be listed as creating barrier against wind chill and UV radiation, thereby nullifying temperature extremes, allowing the exchange of gases, which leaves the plants to breath and thereby avoids plant disorder. Furthermore, the Toptex winter protection fabric provides necessary light absorption while also allowing water absorption: whether laid on the ground or in the tunnel method, precipitation is carried within the fabric.

    By TenCate Geosynthetics Netherlands bv based in AE in Nijverdal, NETHERLANDS.

  • Horticulture water UV disinfection

    UV disinfection is popular for treating water used in horticultural applications, as it introduces no chemicals or by-products which can stress plants and lower crop quality. Leading OEMs manufacture specific UV systems to continually disinfect the water being used in various soil based and soil-less plant cultivation techniques, such as hydroponic systems. UV disinfection does not affect the pH or chemistry of the water and neutralises many organisms problematic to commercial horticulturalists such as fungi,...

    By Alpha-Purify based in Woodford Halse, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Cuttings

    Paper pots and glued plugs are very suitable for rooting and raising plants from cuttings. Plugs with pre-dibbled or pre-drilled plant holes are clearly winning ground. And that’s not surprising: they save time and labour. Ever more cuttings are being produced and rooted in areas with a favourable climate and low wages, such as Africa. To minimise the costs of air transport, the plants are loaded into the planes as small as possible, and in as many as possible per tray. The very tender, lightly rooted...

    By Green Products B.V. based in Kampen, NETHERLANDS.

  • Greenhouses Shade Protection for the Horticulture Industry

    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.

    By TenCate Geosynthetics Netherlands bv based in AE in Nijverdal, NETHERLANDS.

  • Electric Heating System for Horticulture and Viticolture

    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...

    By Cofilea srl based in Sagliano Micca, ITALY.

  • Tissue Culture

    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...

    By Green Products B.V. based in Kampen, NETHERLANDS.

  • Greenhouse Irrigation Management

    Why efficient irrigation is important. Water and fertilizers are essential to the growth of your crop. However, these resources are becoming increasingly scarce worldwide. Modern horticulture has various possibilities for saving water and fertilizers. For example, recirculation of drain water reduces consumption by at least 30%. Exact alignment of the plant’s needs and the irrigation also provides an important contribution to savings. An associated advantage is that an optimal irrigation strategy will increase...

    By Hoogendoorn based in Vlaardingen, NETHERLANDS.

  • Solutions for the greenhouse management

    Greenhouse-grown plants represent an increasingly important segment of the horticulture industry. Greenhouse operations produce a variety of annuals and perennials in a controlled environment. These plants are then sold at independent garden centers and mass merchants before becoming fixtures in consumers’ homes and commercial landscapes. Studies have shown that plants can reduce stress, clean air, decrease utility bills and improve the overall value of a community. Greenhouse Management is the leading...

    By GIE Media, Inc. based in Valley View, OHIO (USA).

  • Solutions for the nursery management

    The wholesale nursery market plays a vital role in the green-industry supply chain. With hundreds of thousands of acres planted across North America, nursery operations of varying sizes provide containerized and field-grown trees, shrubs and perennials. Nursery growers make significant capital investments in their crops, many of which are in the ground or in containers for years before they’re ready for market. These nursery products grace home and commercial landscapes, city parks and urban forests....

    By GIE Media, Inc. based in Valley View, OHIO (USA).

  • Organic Agriculture Biofertilizers for Gardening

    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.

    By Ficosterra based in Madrid, SPAIN.

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    Data loggers and data acquisition monitoring solutions for the greenhouse sector

    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.

    By CAS DataLoggers based in Chesterland, OHIO (USA).

  • Fogging Technology for Greenhouse Humidification and Cooling Solutions

    MicroCool’s advanced fogging technology creates — and maintains — the conditions plants need to achieve their maximum potential. We work with growers everywhere to help create the perfect greenhouse environment for every kind of crop, in every kind of climate.

    By MicroCool based in Thousand Palms, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Surface Aerators for Aquaculture

    These industries that purchase Surface Aerators include municipal wastewater plants, wineries, breweries, aquaculture farms, dairy farms, horticulture nurseries, hog and cattle feedlot operations, mining operations, chemical companies, food processing plants, and miscellaneous industrial wastewater operations among others. In addition VaraCorp sells hazardous duty aerators to frac pit operators. VaraCorp’s air turbine surface aerator can transfer 4.7 pounds of dissolved oxygen per horsepower hour according...

    By VaraCorp LLC based in Wimberley, TEXAS (USA).

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