Horticulture Articles

  • Case study - Rose Hill Compost Facility

    Facility Owner: Mark Bennion, Rose Hill Recycling 079 77409435 CCUK Contact: Steve Bullock, CCUK, 078 72119638 Location: Dymock, Gloucestershire Site Area: 2 acres Feed stock: Source separated household organics (landscape, food, paper, wood) Capacity: 25,000 tpa Commissioned: June 2008 Facility History The facility has been procecessing up to ...

  • Oliver Sacks: the patient-focused polymath

    A man sits on a stage and begins to speak. He is humble and soft spoken; he talks tenderly about a patient of his – an elderly lady in a home who had started to hallucinate. He recalls the story of how he diagnosed her, smiling as he retells the lady’s jokes and remembers how happy she was to ...


    By Elsevier B.V

  • Ethylen absorption and quality of Apples in ULO conditions

    A recent scientific article demonstrates that absorbing ethylene with Bi-On is an effective way to maintain the quality of apples in ULO conditions. The study, carried out at the La Morinière Experimental Station (Saint Epain, France), assessing the effect of Bi-On on the maintenance of ‘Golden Delicious’ apple quality when conserved in ULO (0.5ºC, 1.5% O2, 1% CO2, 85-90% ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Tissue-Specific Transcriptomics reveals an important role of the unfolded protein response in maintaining fertility upon heat stress in Arabidopsis

    Abstract Elevated temperatures have a great impact on plant reproductive development and subsequent fruit and seed set, but the underlying molecular mechanisms are not well understood. We used transcriptome profiling to investigate the effect of heat stress on reproductive development of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) seedlings and observed distinct response patterns in vegetative vs. ...


    By H Smith Plastics LTD

  • Glasshouse hygiene - the importance of staying clean

    The nature of ornamental crops will mean plants are often in production for a long time, which can result in pest and disease carry over; so, it’s crucial that growers employ a rigorous hygiene and disinfection routine between crops. Start clean Starting the season with remnants of inoculum in the glasshouse, means growers are already on the backfoot, as the growing ...


    By Certis UK

  • Prevent harmful conditions from damaging crops with sensor alerts

    Your algae monitoring and control system is all set up, humming along efficiently, and the algae is growing well. Your solenoids are controlling the CO2 input so that your pH is always on target. Coolers (or heaters) are controlling your temperature. Maybe you even have automatic harvesting based on the density of your algae. But what happens if one of the devices breaks down? Pumps, valves, ...


    By Algae Lab Systems

  • The emergence, evolution, and diversification of the miR390-TAS3-ARF Pathway in Land Plants

    Abstract In plants, miR390 directs the production of tasiRNAs from TRANS-ACTING SIRNA 3 (TAS3) transcripts to regulate AUXIN RESPONSIVE FACTOR (ARF) genes, critical for auxin signaling; these tasiRNAs are known as tasiARFs. To understand the evolution of this miR390-TAS3-ARF pathway, we characterized homologs of these three genes from thousands of plant species, from bryophytes to ...


    By H Smith Plastics LTD

  • Increase greenhouse efficiency with boom lighting

    As a leader in greenhouse automation equipment, we are always looking to bring our growers new ideas on how to best utilize our equipment within their greenhouse. With the release of our highly coveted Universal Attachment, we are able to bring you new ideas on how to do more with less. The Universal Attachment is highly effective for attaching fans, insect mats, fans and lights. Boom lighting ...


    By Cherry Creek Systems

  • Ethylene Regulates differential growth via BIG ARF-GEF-dependent post-Golgi secretory trafficking in Arabidopsis

    Abstract During early seedling development, the shoot apical meristem is protected from damage as the seedling emerges from soil by the formation of apical hook. Hook formation requires differential growth across the epidermis below the meristem in the hypocotyl. The plant hormones ethylene and auxin play key roles during apical hook development by controlling differential growth. We provide ...


    By H Smith Plastics LTD

  • Bio Huma Netics, Inc., and Mesa Verde Resources Form Strategic Alliance

    Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN)—an Arizona company that produces products under the Huma Gro®, Huma Gro® Turf, and Probiotic Solutions® brands—has recently formed an alliance with Reid Enterprises LLC, which does business as Mesa Verde Resources in New Mexico. Mesa Verde Resources is a humic ...

  • Saddle up, soybean seed pigments: argonaute5 in spatially regulated silencing of Chalcone Synthase genes

    Most soybean seeds you see, whether in bins at the store, or in train cars as a commodity crop, have a yellow seed coat that may have only a tiny fleck of dark pigment at the hilum, where the seed attaches to the pod. The predominant yellow color results from silencing of chalcone synthase (CHS) genes by RNA interference (RNAi) due to the presence of I or ii alleles. The ii allele has an inverted ...


    By H Smith Plastics LTD

  • Start Thinking About This Season’s Blueberry Crop: Keep Birds Away

    Start with bird scare tactics Try building netting barriers Use chemical treatments Nothing can ruin delicious blueberry muffins, pancakes or jams more than not having blueberries. Keeping your blueberry crops safe is of the utmost importance for the economy (and our tastebuds). Avian Enterprises sheds some light on which methods work or don’t work to save ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • What makes farmers try new practices?

    Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others. A group of researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to know which farmers are most likely to adopt multifunctional perennial cropping systems -- trees, shrubs, or grasses that simultaneously benefit the environment and generate high-value products ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • 7 Species of Bees Added to Endangered List

    Introduction For the first time in history, several American bee species have been classified as endangered. There are many factors that have contributed to the decline in bee populations in recent years, with climate change being at the root of many of these issues. In order to save the dwindling number of bees, we must implement the mitigation and management plans that are in place, ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Award-winning Agritech Expo Zambia returns to Chisamba in April as agri sector continues to move with the times

    “As Zambian agriculture continues moving with changing times and environment, so does our Agritech Expo. Farmers should brace themselves for yet another awe-inspiring agribusiness and agricultural technology and B2B platform” says an excited Mr Coillard Hamusimbi, the Head of Services and Agribusiness for the ...

  • Photodamaged Chloroplasts are Targets of Cellular Garbage Disposal

    Autophagy, or "self eating," is the process cells use to consume unwanted intracellular structures such as damaged organelles, excess membranes, and unneeded proteins (Mizushima and Komatsu, 2011). Typically, the unwanted structure becomes surrounded by an autophagosomal membrane, which then fuses with the membrane of either the vacuole (yeast and plants) or the lysosome (animals) to deliver its ...


    By H Smith Plastics LTD

  • Study: Biological treatments in early production of tomatoes

    At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Ontario, Plant Pathology Research Technician Travis Cranmer is working to analyze the efficacy of biopesticides against root diseases in hydroponic tomato production. The study’s findings were released at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference in Niagara Falls in October 2016. Cranmer shares some of his ...

  • Case study - Cedar Greenhouse

    Wales System kWp: 1.08 Area: 24.96 Inverter: SMA Soladin 600 Modules Used: PS-C-901 Transparent The custom built cedar greenhouse had been designed to accept 12 of Polysolar's 90 W transparent modules. Polysolar supplied the panels and all electrical balance of system. Objective: Supply only 12 90w transparent modules and electrical system for a bespoke built ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • Case study - BIPV Petrol Forecourt Canopy - Sainsbury

    Bishops Waltham System kWp: 16 Area: 242 m sq Inverter: Fronius Modules Used: PS-C Transparent Polysolar were approached for this unique project, the first of its kind, constructing a petrol filling station canopy which could generate energy for the kiosk, whilst providing a pleasant environment for the clients. Objective: Provide an attractive weather-proof canopy ...


    By Polysolar Limited

  • Case study - BIPV Petrol Forecourt Canopy

    Weymouth System kWp: 23.4 Area: 371 m sq Inverter: Fronius Modules Used: PS-C Transparent Series Polysolar completed a second petrol filling station in Wymouth following the success of the first in Bishops Waltham. Objective: Provide an attractive weather-proof canopy transmitting natural light generating renewable energy to power the site. Result: ...


    By Polysolar Limited

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