Horticulture News

  • The Water Footprint of the California Almond

    Almonds are an agricultural success story for California, but can their cultivation be sustained as the state enters a new drought? As California heads into another drought and a future that by all estimates will see even less precipitation and more human demand for water, every drop is important. From taking showers measured in ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • EU issues implementing regulation on novel foods

    On 19 March 2018, the European Union issued a Regulation implementing article 4 of Regulation 2283/2015 on novel foods. The new regulation concerns the consultation process for the determination of novel food status. The regulation becomes effective on 8 April 2018. Verisk 3E Analysis Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/456 of 19 March 2018 on the ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • The Role of LEDS in Speed Breeding

    Some of the most important crops for feeding the ever-increasing global population include wheat and barley. In order to meet the future demand, scientists have a task of finding ways to improve efficiencies in breeding these and other, similar plant species. Typically, more than 10 years  are needed to develop novel cultivars with an advanced agronomic performance.  On one hand it is ...


    By Valoya Oy

  • Bakkafrost Q1 down, but outlook good

    THE Bakkafrost Group, the largest salmon farming company in the Faroe Islands, today unveiled a first quarter operating profit (EBIT) of 268.2 million Danish kroners (£31.7 million) for the first three months of this year. The figure is down on the Q1 performance for same period in 2017 when the EBIT was DKK 335.5 million, but that was at a time when salmon prices were at a record high ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Livestock research shows dramatic greenhouse gas reduction

    Scientists in South East Asia have measured greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from goats and cattle in a series of research projects investigating the effects of different feeding regimes. By changing the animals’ diets, GHG emission reductions of up to 60% have been achieved. 21 different research projects have been reviewed ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Avoiding the Slippery Slope of Environmental Concerns With Non-toxic Biolubricants

    The lubricants industry is acutely aware of the need for environmentally-conscious options and sustainable development choices. In response to this demand, biolubricants began to make their mark a few years back. The term biolubricants applies to all lubricants that biodegrade expediently and which are non-toxic for both human beings and aquatic habitats. They may be plant-oil based (such as ...

  • Four companies ‘interested in Pinneys’

    SCOTLAND’s business and enterprise minister, Paul Wheelhouse, is scheduled to meet the Young’s management team at the Pinneys salmon plant in Annan later this week. He is expected to discuss the future of the site, which is threatened with closure at the end of the year, putting 450 jobs in jeopardy. The move comes as a formal 45-day consultation period formally got underway this ...


    By FISHupdate

  • DNA Genetics Signs LOI with Segra for Landmark Plant Micropropagation Program in California

    VANCOUVER, April 18th, 2018 – Segra International Corp. (“Segra” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that DNA Genetics has signed a Letter of Intent with Segra to develop a program in California regarding plant micropropagation (also known as ‘tissue culture’). According to this letter of intent, DNA Genetics and Segra will transition a set of ...


    By Segra International Corp.

  • Nature Fix

    What if there was something you could do that would improve your life, make you feel better, make you more productive, and even help you live longer? What if it were available in many forms and in many places, frequently costing you little or nothing to access? And what if that something was simply nature? An extremely likable Florence Williams travels the globe talking to people who are ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Global Market Insights Report that Micro Irrigation System Market to hit $12bn by 2024

    The Micro Irrigation System Market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $5 billion to over $12 billion by 2024; as reported in the latest study by  ...

  • Segra Appoints World-Renowned Cannabis Breeding Expert David Watson to Advisory Board

    VANCOUVER, April 5th, 2018 – Segra International Corp. (“Segra”) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Watson to its advisory board. Mr. Watson is one of the world’s top cannabis breeding experts and is credited by many with assembling the world’s most comprehensive cannabis seed library. He is also responsible for securing protection (breeders’ ...


    By Segra International Corp.

  • Pecan Street Releases Powerful Residential Electricity Dataset with Potential to Revolutionize Electricity Management

    Pecan Street Inc. has released a groundbreaking dataset containing one year of one-second interval consumer electricity data collected through its volunteer residential research network. The dataset includes measurements from 40 homes for whole home electricity use, solar generation, electric vehicle charging, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Native plants have their own defenses

    A healthy, native tree will contain lots of insects. It’s a natural battle between long time adversaries that has been going on for eons. Native plants have their own defenses, and they have allies. >” >Don’t see your team? View all 500+ NCAA teams >>Detroit Red Wings Jerseys from FOX Sports Detroit Red Wings jerseys from FOX Sports Shop include replica Red Wings ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

  • The Smart Appliances Market is Finally Poised for Growth

    A new report from Navigant Research looks at the shift in the smart appliances market as a subset of the smart home Internet of Things (IoT) trend, examining factors behind the market growth cycle and providing recommendations to key stakeholders. While a variety of smart home products like smart thermostats, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Global Moringa Meet 2018 demonstrates Advancements in Production & Application of Moringa

    More than any other plant, the Moringa ( Oleifera. ) has played a vital part in the life of human kind and has been central to the ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Hishtil Ltd. Installs inside their greenhouses the new irrigation technology by Conic System

    Hishtil, one of the biggest companies in the world producing seedlings, installed the most advanced irrigation technology in the new project in Mexico. ...


    By Conic System

  • Canada proposes FOP labeling to identify nutrients of public health concern

    Health Canada issued on 10 February 2018 a proposed rule to require front-of-package (FOP) labeling of prepackaged products under the Food and Drugs Regulations (FDR). Specifically, the Ministry recommends products to bear a nutrition symbol on the principal display panel (PDP) that indicates that the food product is high in one or more nutrient of public health concern, e.g., sodium, saturated ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • Unitec Cherry Vision 3.0: Cherry business enters a new era

    “Cherry Vision 3.0 technology makes us feel safe. We are sure that we own a very efficient tool to select cherry quality.” This is how Pablo Godoy, General Director of the Chilean fruit and vegetable packing plant Servicios San Cristobal Ltda., has recently commented on the new UNITEC technology. After the excellent results of Cherry Vision and Cherry Vision 2 ...


    By Unitec S.p.A.

  • Great success at OSMED event in Antalya

    5th Procurement, Gastronomy and Technical Sector Meeting was organized by OSMED in December 2017 in Antalya. Mrs Ipek Ozturk, Marketing Manager Innovations, presented Kurita’s solutions for RO treatment including innovative Kuriverter® RC and ...


    By Kurita

  • AZUD supporting the ITER Foundation

    The ITER Foundation transmits to us the magic of its projects. The ITER Foundation is an NGO founded in 1989 that finances Development Aid Projects directed, mainly to CHILDREN. Yesterday, Pilar and Eduardo, cooperators and current leading ITER projects, told us about the social and economic achievements made over the years by the projects developed around the world. The ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

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