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  • Agriculture plant nursery application case studies

    Challenge A plant nursery company had water quality issues from the well water source that there were using for irrigation purposes in their plant growing operations. These water quality issues including total dissolved salts (TDS) around 2500 mg/l, as well as turbidity, mineral hardness and microbiological contaminants. The plants were slow growing. Solution ...

  • Fruitful results from a true IPM approach

    Paul Roberts, co-founder and partner of Ashdown Nursery, established nearly 30 years ago, grows approximately 160,000 strawberry plants for co-operative, Berry Gardens, in greenhouses covering 1.6 hectares. “This year, we’ve had to deal with a significant increase in the number of spidermite, thrips and whitefly,” explains Mr Roberts. “Over the years, I have used a ...


    By Certis UK

  • Case study - Coast Nurseries, Inc., Somis, California, USA

    “Our facility has been working with Sidel Systems over the past five years. With each improvement we’ve made, Sid’s expertise has been invaluable. The equipment he has installed has helped to greatly reduce our natural gas bills. The greatest savings were when we removed nine smaller boilers and Sid replaced them with a new 350 HP fire-tube boiler and his flue gas condensing ...


    By Sidel Systems USA Inc.

  • NJ Nursery Day Care Environmental Inspections - Why? is it really necessary

    New Jersey day care center directors are feeling the effects of government intervention in the form of additional environmental inspection requirements for initial or re certification of their day care centers. Is this testing necessary? Probably one of the most asked questions by day care center directors to environmental professionals. ...

  • GWT- Agro-Z media enhanced plant growth and reduces fertilizer usage in Nursery

    This case outlines the benefits and advantages of using GWT series Agro-Z medium in an agriculture plant nursery application. This particular large nursery was challenged with brackish water and salty soil. The plant growing operations were suffering due to lack of plant growth.  Genesis Water Technologies, experienced in agriculture water treatment solutions provided both a water treatment ...

  • Characterization of selected nutrients and bacteria from anaerobic swine manure lagoons on sow, nursery, and finisher farms in the Mid-South USA

    Received for publication October 31, 2008. Swine (Sus scrofa domestica) production in the Mid-South USA comprises sow, nursery, and finisher farms. A 2007 packing plant closure started a regional shift from finisher to sow and nursery farms. Changes in manure stored in lagoons and land-applied as fertilizer were expected but were unknown because nutrient and bacterial levels had not been ...

  • Toxicity to Daphnia magna, Hyalella azteca, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, and Rana catesbeiana of Atrazine, Metolachlor, Simazine, and Their Formulated Products

    Atrazine, metolachlord and simazine are herbicide active ingredients used for the aelective control of broadleaf weeds and grasses in field, nursery, and tree fruit crops. A manufaturer of atrazine is the Drexel Chemical Company (Memphis, TN, USA); and likewise metolachlor and simazine are produced by Syngenta Crop protection Canada, Inc. (Guelph, ON, ...


    By Springer

  • Antibiotic resistant bacterial profiles of anaerobic swine lagoon effluent

    Received for publication November 3, 2008. Although land application of swine (Sus scrofa) manure lagoon effluent is a common and effective method of disposal, the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, both pathogenic and commensal can complicate already understood issues associated with its safe disposal. The aim of this study was to assess antibiotic resistance in swine lagoon bacteria ...

  • STA0013: Research into increasing the use of recycled materials in the production of growing media

    Untitled Document This report records a trial on four pot bedding plant subjects at Golden Acres Nursery carried out in spring 2003. The ...

  • Evaluation of composted green waste in ornamental container-grown plants: effects on growth and plant water relations

    Ornamental nurseries extensively utilize peat in commercial soilless potting media, but its use as an organic amendment with a superior water holding capacity is challenged by economic and environmental pressures so potential alternatives to peat need to be investigated. In our experiment, commercially available peat-based soilless mixes were amended with increasing composted green waste (CGW) ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study - Fitmar, Mexico

    Coming from a long line of professional fisherman, the Fitmar family business made a switch from fishery to aquaculture. Seeing aquaculture as a more future proof way of supplying seafood to the local market, this was a very deliberate choice. In order to establish a professional and economically viable model, Fitmar decided to invest a lot of time and effort in optimized hatchery and nursery ...


    By Inve Aquaculture

  • Occurrence of tylosin in swine wastewater in Mexico

    This study determined a tylosin concentration in swine wastewater located in a Mexican pig farm, during different stages of the pigs' growth. The detection of antibiotics in swine wastewater is complex due to its high concentration of solids. Analytical method was developed for detection of tylosin in swine wastewater and swine slurry. Average recoveries of tylosin in the liquid and solid ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GWT Case Study - Agriculture Processing Sector

    Application Case Studies - Agriculture Plant Nursery Challenge A plant nursery company had water quality issues from the well water source that there were using for irrigation purposes in their plant growing operations. These water quality issues including total dissolved salts (TDS) around 2500 mg/l, as well as turbidity, mineral hardness ...

  • GWT- Agro-Z nutrient soil medium enhancer

    Genesis Water Technologies case study for GWT Agro-Z specialized natural soil enhancement medium. This case study document shows the differences between vegetables grown with GWT Agro-Z zeolite soil medium and vegetables grown without this medium. Trials of seedling plants grown with the GWT Agro-Z medium have shown improvements in primary root development. Studies have resulted in better ...

  • Crops flourish with Scalewatcher

    Water is an essential component of horticulture and agriculture whether it is used for irrigating field-scale vegetables, nursery stock, flowers or fruit.  Where water contains high degrees of calcium, magnesium and sodium, it can cause nutrient deficiency in plants and crops resulting in stunted growth and poor yields. Calcium also blocks irrigation systems and boilers in heated ...

  • Pipekit coming up roses

    PipeKit, a specialist plastic pipe distributor based in Shrewsbury, recently supplied an extensive range of plastic pipework and drainage products to David Austin Roses, as the specialist rose company took on an ambitious extension and water conservation plan at its Shropshire site. As one of the leading growers and breeders of English Roses, the past two years have seen David Austin Roses ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Organics in Action : Sustainable Practices Thrive In A National Park

    The Presidio is part of California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the national park system. As an urban park on the northern edge of San Francisco, there are many challenges to be met in the quest to be a model of sustainability. An innovative composting program is becoming one way to help meet the park’s goals. Nearing the close of its second year, this program is well on its ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study - Boonsawang, Thailand

    While shrimp and prawn production still represent the highest volumes in Thailand, an increasing number of farms started to diversify into other species. Private hatcheries and nurseries now supply the market with weaned fry for species such as barramundi and sea bass. Boonsawang Co. in Chonburi, owned by Suthi Mahalao, also exports fry to Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia and ...


    By Inve Aquaculture

  • Outcrossing in early-stage spring wheat breeder seed development

    Outcrossing (OC) during the initial stages of spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) breeder seed development ('head-rowing') may lead to off-types appearing in later generations of pedigreed seed. The objective of this research project was to measure OC in a simulated short (1.3 m) breeder row nursery of spring wheat. Rows of four cultivars known to differ in OC potential were grown at up to 12 ...

  • Replacement of a peat-lite medium with municipal solid waste compost for growing melon ( Cucumis melo L.) Transplant seedlings

    The production of high quality seedlings for transplant involves several cultural inputs, of which potting-substrate quality stands out as perhaps the most important. The suitability of compost derived from municipal solid waste (MSWC) as a horticultural potting-substrate was compared with the popular sphagnum peat. Five media prepared from black peat (BP), white peat (WP), perlite and MSWC were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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