Growers Articles

  • Investment of pig manure organic fertilizer production line

    In the process of pig manure organic fertilizer production line, the first thing to understand is the fertilizer making process, what kind of tipping machine is needed in the fermentation process, how the temperature changes in the fermentation process, how much water content in the fermentation is more appropriate, ...

  • Spacers: How they have evolved and their role in efficient Drainage Systems for Hydroponic Agriculture (soil level and elevated gutter systems)

    In 2014, Hydroponic Systems launched its first patented Spacer onto the market. Its main advantages include excellent aeration and elimination of the moisture accumulated ...

  • Maximize Yields with Smart Lighting Strategies: Using Metrics for a More Efficient Grow

    There is a strong relationship between lighting and yield, as we know that with every 1% increase in light, there is a 1% increase in growth and yield.   Measuring yield in your greenhouse is an ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • Lighting Strategies for Ornamental Crop Production

    The ornamental horticultural industry is diverse and made up of flowering potted plants, cut flowers and bedding plants. Ornamentals have specific lighting requirements needed to grow high quality and consistent crops. Since many bedding plant varieties are started in winter, lighting becomes important for managing early growth stages and to ensure products are in a condition ready to be shipped ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • Developing horticultural expertise worldwide

    How does the Dutch specialist in horticultural solutions ensure that the same high-quality customization is provided worldwide? CODEMA's COO tries to standardize processes and components as much as possible while remaining room for customization. Though still maintaining people at the centre. In this article, he shares his operational strategy and approach to ensure the quality of  ...


    By Codema Systems Group B.V.

  • Lighting Strategies for Vine Crop Production

    Pepper, tomato and cucumber crops require consistent levels of light for year round production. T ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • Navel Orangeworm Management at Hull Split

    With navel orangeworm (NOW) monitoring well underway in the Central Valley, it’s time to review your spray strategy for the 2020 season. While percent damage in previous seasons can give you a sense of how successful your NOW management program was, it can be hard to find the answers when things don’t go according to plan. Looking at how your sprays were timed, relative to the ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Site Specific Codling Moth Population Predictions

    Insect phenology models are invaluable in the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) toolbox. They help consultants and growers predict key events in a pest’s life cycle, and enables them to target sprays for maximum impact. While it’s fantastic that state extension services have made these models widely available for ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Late Spring Almond Irrigation

    Late spring (late April to early June) is an important time in almond orchard development. During this time, the almond embryo is developing into a mature kernel. At this point in the season, proper irrigation management can be a major contributor to the difference between a marginal and major improvement in crop yield and quality.  Development is complete when the kernel fills the shell ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Spacers: how they have evolved and their role in efficient drainage systems for hydroponic agriculture (soil level and elevated gutter systems)

    Since their appearance, the Spacers have marked a turning point in the efficiency of hydroponic cultivation drainage systems. There are significant advantages to their use and, at the end of the cycle, they have a positive impact on crop quality and yield. The main advantages of Spacers include good root aeration, separation of roots from drainage water (drain spacer) and improved leachate ...

  • 10 Regenerative Agriculture Practices Every Grower Should Follow

    Worrying about bad crops due to poor soil should be a thing of the past. Modern farming that uses regenerative agriculture techniques have found greater success through 10 simple, but highly effective, practices.  Learn about these practices, along with benefits to soils, crops, the environment, and the positive economic benefits. ...


    By Heliae Development, LLC

  • 2020 Navel Orangeworm Trap Catch Update

    Recent reports show that 2020 degree day accumulations are shaping up to be similar to that of 2015. “Traps have been going up early this year because it has been so warm. Heat unit accumulations since January 1 this year are similar to what we recorded in 2015, which was the earliest navel orangeworm biofix in many decades at the Nickels Soil Lab.”  ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Grape growing, vineyard pests and bird control

    Grape growers everywhere are familiar with vineyard pests, especially pest birds.  The most common vineyard problem birds are robins, starlings, finches, orioles, mockingbirds, and grackles.  One study determined that a flock of 5,000 starlings can consume up to one ton of food over a 10-day period.i  This kind of crop loss can cost grape growers and ...


    By Bird-X Inc.

  • JRS Orchard Case Study

    Another innovation just adopted by JR’s is the introduction of software to streamline the management and allocation of jobs to staff out in the ...


    By Vinea

  • Our Goal is to achieve Dutch yield numbers in Chinese greenhouses

    In recent years, more and more high-tech greenhouses have been realized in China, and the use of high-end techniques has become more common in the Chinese market. Whether it is for planting, for the greenhouse or for the management, more growers opt for automation and quite often turn to Dutch solutions. Since 2002, Beijing Ruixue Global Co., LTD. has helped bring these technologies to China. ...


    By Horti XS Projects B.V.

  • Industrial apples harvesting

    The issue of the profitability of producing industrial apples has been widely talked over among fruit growers for several years. The matter of price, fruit quality, harvesting method and sales options are discussed. For several years we can see an increase in interest in an industrial apples production in specially growing orchards. Suitable types of fruits are produced there, and they are picked ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Red raspberries harvesting with KAREN harvester in the main role

    Poland is one of the biggest world producers of raspberries. The increase of raspberries planting, in recent years, especially variety grown without supports, has resulted increased concern the subject of crop mechanization. The WEREMCZUK company take care of fruit growers needs and try to meet their expectations. For many months, we were working really intensive  on the new face of ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Sentera FieldAgent Stand Count Analytics Expand to Include Cotton

    Stand count analytics available for cotton growers in the 2020 growing season Sentera announced that its stand count analytics product will be immediately available for cotton crops within FieldAgent.™ This extension to Sentera’s stand count tool will help cotton growers and ag professionals make informed replant decisions via a detailed, acre-by-acre view of plant population ...


    By Sentera, Inc.

  • Clock House Farm, Kent - WET Sensor - Case Study

    Using the WET Sensor to optimise growing conditions and irrigation efficiency in high volume strawberry and raspberry production Clock House farm nestles in the rolling hills of Kent, a few miles south of Maidstone in the UK. The expansive 250 acre farm grows a variety of fruit, including strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Notable innovators in horticulture, Clock House Farm were ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Making Better Herbicide Decisions with Weed Density Mapping

    Proper weed control early during the growing season is essential for reducing nutrient competition, gaining optimal crop health, and preventing yield loss. Weed management in corn and soybeans can be an extremely difficult problem to tackle and, if left unmanaged, can cause nearly a 52% corn yield loss and 49% yield loss in soybeans according to research conducted by the  ...


    By Sentera, Inc.

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