Horticulture Film News

  • Green Dot Bioplastics Introduces New Biodegradable Plastic for Horticultural Applications

    What's more symbolic of sustainability than nurturing a healthy garden? Greenhouses and gardeners can now lessen the environmental impact of plastic pots with a new high-performing biodegradable plastic from Green Dot Bioplastics. Made from 80 percent reclaimed and 80 percent biobased material, Terratek® BD2114 from Green Dot Bioplastics is a renewable and biodegradable ...


    By Green Dot Bioplastics LLC

  • Expansion of greenhouse horticulture in Spain seen to compromise conservation and the revitalisation of rural areas

    Land-use changes in the arid south-eastern Iberian Peninsula impact on the supply of various ecosystem services that support human well-being. Research into perceptions of the rapid expansion of greenhouse horticulture and the abandonment of rural and mountainous areas has highlighted trade-offs between conservation efforts and economic development. This study aimed to examine the perceptions ...

  • How to Keep Specialty Crops Safe from Herbicide Drift

    Ohio’s corn and soybean growers could soon be spraying a lot more of two powerful herbicides on their fields. That’s why agricultural experts from The Ohio State University are offering tips on how to keep those herbicides from getting onto other crops, especially valuable specialty crops such as grapes. Doug ...


    By Ohio State University

  • New Worker Protection Rules Impact Farm, Greenhouse Workers

    Owners of farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses that use pesticides in agricultural plant production will have to implement additional safeguards for their pesticide handlers and agricultural workers under a revision to the Worker Protection Standard. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the new rules in the Federal Register Nov. 2. Compliance with most of the new rules will be ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Growers get pest smart with Veg Pest ID

    Picking a mould from a mildew is now easier for vegetable growers, thanks to the latest range of pest and disease identification updates on the vegetable levy-funded smart device application, Veg Pest ID. The app, released last year by Applied Horticultural Research, has been updated to include 13 vegetable varieties and more than 1,500 high resolution images of a wide range of pests, ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Energy efficiency a key concern for vegetable growers

    As Australian vegetable growers continue to struggle under the weight of rising production costs, an energy audit report on the industry has taken a closer look at power consumption and efficiency. “Energy costs have practically doubled over the last decade, prompting the industry to take a closer look at the way facilities use energy, and to then use the report to identify ...


    By AUSVEG

  • RKW Group at EuroTier trade fair in Hanover November 11–14, 2014

    This year, at the EuroTier trade fair in Hanover, the RKW Group will present its entire range of agricultural films and nets. Film innovations for the agricultural industry, such as Polydress O2 Barrier 2IN1 (previously awarded by a German Agricultural Association Expert Commission at EuroTier 2012), are at the heart of the presentation at Booth C04, Hall 23. RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG is a ...


    By RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG

  • RKW and Hyplast are joining forces

    After approval by the German Anti-Trust Commission, the RKW Group has taken-over 100 % of the Belgian company, Hyplast NV. In the future, the company will operate under the name RKW Hyplast NV. The acquisition will have a very positive strategic impact on RKW’s Agricultural Films and Nets business and will create a lot of synergies between both companies. The Belgian film producer will be a ...


    By RKW Agri GmbH & Co. KG

  • ‘The best ways to increase yields are not necessarily high-tech’

    According to Ernst van den Ende and Sjaak Bakker “Whatever the local conditions may be, Wageningen UR can contribute to the sustainable intensification of agriculture anywhere in the world,” says Ernst van den Ende, general director of Wageningen UR Plant Sciences Group. “Our starting point is improving existing systems rather than simply introducing the latest ...

  • Agricultural Film Market is Expected to Reach USD 9.66 Billion in 2019

    Transparency Market Research is Published new Market Report “Agricultural Films (LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, EVA/EBA, Reclaims and Others) Market for Greenhouse, Mulching and Silage Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," .The global agricultural film market was valued at USD 5.87 billion in 2012 and is expected to ...


  • White house blog post on the president`s `better buildings initiative`

    In case you missed it, below is a summary on the White House blog of President Obama's major announcement yesterday on building efficiency. The "Better Buildings" initiative aims to achieve a 20 percent improvement in commercial energy efficiency by 2020, reduce companies' and business owners' energy bills by about $40 billion per year, and save energy by reforming outdated incentives and ...


    By US Department of Energy

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