Horticulture Articles

  • Keep It Fresh Program

    Bioconservacion launches a new tool for its customers in the postharvest sector, the Keep It Fresh program, consisting of a system for leasing Ethylclean (ETH) machines for cleansing the air and eliminating ethylene from fresh product storage chambers. The Keep It Fresh program ensures ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Why consider pre-emergent herbicide?

    Resistant weeds, dicamba training, new EPA rules and regulations, and ag companies being bought or merging together have been a few of the topics found in many ag media and publications this winter. In summary, things are continually changing in agriculture and will continue to change. One of those changes that many, if not all growers, have experienced is how to deal with weed resistance. ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Sheep farming in Qatar - Case Study

    Doha, Qatar Baladna, the leading supplier of Syro-Arabian Awassi sheep, needed a supplier who could match their high standards of business. Client Overview Baladna is a national livestock and animal production company along with being the leading supplier of sheep meat, milk and animal feed products. Company values are very important to Baladna so ...

  • The Benefits of California Medical Marijuana

    What California Medical Marijuana Is – and What it Is Not Whenever there’s more transformation of the bud, it typically means that lots isn’t very likely to squander. Luckily, utilizing a mail-order bud agency is much more easy than receiving supermarket and also a number of these disease-fighting strains can be discovered in a internet cannabis dispensary. If you are a ...

  • Composting Roundup - Febuary 2018

    Albany, New York: Composting, Food Recovery And Ad Grant Awards The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) awarded $3.5 million to support food donation and municipal organics recycling projects across the state through the Environmental Protection Fund’s Municipal Recycling and Climate Smart Communities grant programs. Composting grant awardees include: ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Choosing the Right Light for Young Plants

    Horticulture lighting research has been conducted on young plants (germination, seedlings, plugs and cuttings) for many years. Michigan State University published a series of articles in Greenhouse Grower (see references below) on bedding plant seedlings. In their research, Drs. Wollaeger and Runkle experimented with different LED wavelengths and compared them to fluorescent light on seedling ...


    By Illumitex

  • Hit the Spring Planting Target with Hydraulic Down Force

    Will Hutchinson enjoys a good challenge, especially when it comes to improving production on his row crop, wheat and alfalfa farm near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. So when he saw the opportunity to leverage Ag Leader’s Hydraulic Down Force system to prevent a common problem and improve his planting operations on acres where he plants cover crops, he jumped at the chance. Two years later, ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Novel p–n junction UiO-66/BiOI photocatalysts with efficient visible-light-induced photocatalytic activity

    Novel visible-light-induced UiO-66/BiOI photocatalysts with a p–n junction structure have been prepared for the first time through a facile hydrothermal method. The prepared photocatalysts were characterized using the powder X-ray diffraction, high resolution transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, UV–visible diffuse reflectance spectra, and N2 adsorption–desorption ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Steering for Yield, Comfort in the Field

    The return on investment of GPS automated steering systems is almost never argued anymore. GPS technology has been proven to reduce overlap, resulting in fuel savings and productivity gains that farms of all sizes can appreciate. However, in my experience, the leading reason that farms today invest in a steering system is operator comfort. Many ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Ask Enhesa 10: USA & Canada

    Contributions from James Olaleye, Christian Petrangelo, Edith Nagy, Caitlin O’Sullivan, Gillian Wener, Danyelle Barron, and Seong Won Hong ...

  • Introducing Dr. Beatrice Amyotte, Small Fruit Germplasm Development Program

    The berry breeding program at the Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC) Kentville Research and Development Centre in Kentville, Nova Scotia, is now the Small Fruit Germplasm Development Program. The new approach to plant breeding will allow the fruit industry to be more involved in the release of new Canadian varieties of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and grapes that are developed ...

  • Removal of Fast Green FCF dye from aqueous solutions using Flower Gel as a low-cost adsorbent

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the removal of Fast Green FCF dye from aqueous solutions using Flower Gel in a batch adsorption process. The effect of different parameters such as pH, contact time, adsorbent dosage, stirrer speed and temperature were studied, and various isotherms including Langmuir, Freundlich and Tempkin were applied. The adsorbent characteristics were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Studying the Effect of Global Warming on Tropical Crops

    Researchers have long been using impact studies to study the effects of climate change on cocoa growth. These studies mimic conditions predicted at the end of the century1 such as higher levels of drought and higher levels of atmospheric CO2. Studies have shown that increased levels of CO2 may help offset the negative effects of reduced water availability on the ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Plant growth and nutrient uptake in treatment wetlands for water with low pollutant concentration

    The objective of this study was to determine how macrophytes commonly used in treatment wetlands (TWs) respond to water with low pollutant concentration. We measured pollutant removal efficiency and compared growth and nutrient uptake of five macrophytes in demonstration scale units (volume >40 m3) irrigated by water with pollutant concentrations representative of average urban stormwater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Plan your fruit frost protection

    Planning your fruit frost protection for the winter and spring is simple enough to do. With a few methods and tips for understanding what is the best kind of protection your crops need, you can survive the winter with little stress or worry. With our article, you will discover these very tricks for how to best use water irrigation for your crops to keep them from freezing. It is essential to keep ...


    By KIM

  • Fluorinated greenhouse gases in 2017

    Data reported by companies on the production, import, export and destruction of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union, 2007-2016. Executive summary The 2017 edition of the European Environment Agency (EEA) report on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) confirms the good progress achieved in 2016 by the European Union (EU) in phasing down ...

  • LED or HPS for Growing Cannabis?

    “What lighting source should I use for my licensed cannabis grow?”; “I am comparing LED to HPS for my cannabis operation. Which source do you recommend?” These are questions people ask me almost on a daily basis. We have covered this question in past posts on our blog, like this one by our very own head of marketing: LEDs vs ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • Adsorption and desorption of uranium(VI) onto humic acids derived from uranium-enriched lignites

    Humic acids (HAs) were extracted and characterized from three kinds of uranium-enriched lignites from Yunnan province, China. Batch experiments were used to study the adsorption and desorption behavior of uranium (VI) onto these HAs and a commercial HA. The results showed that the optimum pH level at which all the HAs adsorbed uranium(VI) ranged from 5 to 8. The high uranium content of the HAs ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • December Composting Roundup

    Houston, Texas: Composting Sites Weather Hurricane Harvey The LETCO Group LLC, which does business as Living Earth™, is a Dallas-based composting and mulch production company with 18 processing facilities that include retail yards located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region and Houston, and 3 stand-alone retail yards. BioCycle contacted Mark Rose, president and CEO of The LETCO Group, to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Hydrophobic Soils

    Water is the driving force of all nature. “Hydrophobicity” (  ...


    By Soil Doctors

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