Horticulture News

  • Finalists Announced for the World Agri-Tech Demo Day

    Rethink Events, hosts of San Francisco’s upcoming World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, together with Royse AgTech Innovation Network, are delighted to announce the twelve companies selected to pitch their ag and food-tech solutions to local VCs at the newly launched “World Agri-Tech Demo Day”. The Demo Day, taking place on March 27, offers an opportunity to very early-stage, ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 11.0 Million Acres of Cotton in 2017

    U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.0 million cotton acres this spring, up 9.4 percent from 2016, according to the National Cotton Council’s 36th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see table attached) Upland cotton intentions are 10.8 million acres, up 8.8 percent from 2016, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 266,000 acres represent a 36.9 percent increase. The ...

  • Demand growth, China’s reserve auctions and global supply response hold keys for the coming year

    National Cotton Council economists point to a number of key questions that will shape the 2017 economic outlook for the U.S. cotton industry. In recent months, cotton prices have maintained a stronger appearance despite: 1) concerns about world demand, 2) Chinese imports below historical levels, 3) weakness in other commodity markets and 4) a stronger dollar. Although several bearish indicators ...

  • Faster and better breeding of sustainable and healthy quinoa

    An international team of scientists, including quinoa breeding experts from Wageningen University & Research, published the complete DNA sequence of quinoa – the food crop that is conquering the world from South America – in Nature magazine on 8 February 2017. Quinoa is rich in essential amino acids and nutritional fibres and does not contain gluten. The crop is important to ...

  • Walki develops new biodegradable mulching paper

    Walki has developed a new fibre-based soil mulching solution that is completely biodegradable. This organic mulch type, which is used for weed control and to optimise soil conditions and crop yield, is the first of its kind on the market. Walki, a leading global producer of technical laminates and protective packaging materials, has developed the first-ever organic mulching solution ...


    By Walki Group Oy

  • Flottweg and Manzano begin long-term partnership in the olive oil industry

    Since the beginning of the year the companies Flottweg SE and Caldereria Manzano, S.A. have been working together. The separation technology specialist Flottweg is thus relaunching the sales of its machines in the olive oil sector.  “We are very pleased to have gained Flottweg as a new partner. We chose Flottweg because they are a well-known supplier with an excellent ...


    By Flottweg SE

  • Huma Gro® 2017 Product Catalog Released

    Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN)—an Arizona company that produces products under the Huma Gro, Huma Gro Turf, and Probiotic Solutions brands—has released its 2017 Huma Gro Product Catalog. The newly redesigned catalog contains specific information on 45 Huma Gro liquid crop nutrition and protection products in the categories of Primary Macronutrients (9), Secondary Macronutrients and ...

  • See What’s NEW with Bio-Organic Catalyst

    We have recently updated our website with a new look! You can easily navigate through the website to find information on our innovative products,  ...


    By Bio-Organic Catalyst, Inc.

  • What is NDVI?

    What is NDVI? For more than 40 years agronomists and scientists have used Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) to assess the health of crops and plants. But what is NDVI? And how do you know you’re getting the real deal? How does NDVI relate to crop health? NDVI was created when scientists learned that a plant’s unique reflection of a ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • AgBiome Receives Inaugural 2016 Innovation Award

    AgBiome was recently named a most innovative startup by AgFunder as part of its Innovation Awards, a program created to recognize companies introducing transformative technology to drive agriculture forward. The awards are the first of their kind to recognize leadership in agri-tech innovation from around the globe. AgFunder, a leading online ag investment platform, introduced the inaugural ...


    By AgBiome, Inc.

  • Tanzania’s only professional farming expo opens doors!

    Join over 2000 visitors at the leading business-to-business and business-to-government outdoor expo where you will meet with leading industry suppliers from machinery, irrigation and utility vehicles to agrochemicals, fertilisers, finance and insurance companies.  ...

  • An important biological discovery

    It was by chance that Taro Saito, a research technician at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, found the mite that Vineland is currently studying as a potential breakthrough in biological control. Vineland’s research indicates that the mite could be a major asset for greenhouse growers in Canada and the U.S. The mite has a broader prey range than anything else currently in use.  ...

  • Mechanical Plate Seeder

    Visser now has the perfect solution for salad growers who want to produce their own young plants. The Mechanical Plate Seeder is very easy to use, can do easily different sizes of pelleted seeds and also has the ability to seed multi colour salad in 1 step. Even though with a job like this daily production is small, this Mechanical Plate Seeder helps to save time and make the ...


    By Visser Horti Systems B.V.

  • Transplanter Pic-O-Mat Vision

    Visser has developed a transplanter that is capable of fully transplanting your destination pack even when your source trays do not have 100% perfect plants. The transplanter is equipped with a new type of gripper which makes it possible to form a picture of the plant when it’s held in the gripper. With the vision system, it can be determined if the plant meets the ...


    By Visser Horti Systems B.V.

  • Harvests in the US to suffer from climate change

    Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. To better assess how climate change caused by human greenhouse gas emissions will likely impact wheat, maize and soybean, an international team of scientists now ran an unprecedentedly comprehensive set of computer simulations of US crop yields. The simulations were shown to reproduce the observed strong reduction ...

  • TAHA to promote horticulture value chain in Tanzania at Agritech Expo in Arusha

    “The horticulture value chain in Tanzania has a number of opportunities that ranges from manufacturers, processors input dealers, packaging industry and exporters. It is a sector that needs to be promoted to solve the unemployment crisis in our country, youth and women should consider this industry if they want to make a contribution.” This is according to Jacqueline Mkindi, Chief ...

  • Hops Conference to Feature New Harvester, Prototype Trellis System

    The hops industry is booming in Ohio, and organizers of The Ohio State University Hops Conference and Trade Show on Feb. 24-25 have brewed up a program that will keep the learning flowing for beginner and advanced growers alike. “There was an estimated 200 acres of hops planted in Ohio on 80 farms in 2016, up from 10 acres on four farms in 2014,” said Brad Bergefurd, horticulture ...


    By Ohio State University

  • New foliar nutrient to improve sugar beet yields

    How it works The early growth stage is crucial to sugar beet yield, as sugar accumulation begins from very early in the growth cycle. Optimising nutrition during this important early phase encourages more even, healthy leaf growth and more productive photosynthesis when the sun shines. With the higher nutrient demand of sugar beet for NPK, Magnesium and essential micronutrients such ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • 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

  • Gomselmash will produce the first batch of Maize Ear Harvesters “Palesse MS6”

    In 2017 Gomselmash will produce the first batch of maize ear harvesters “Palesse MS6”, - informed Chief Designer of the research and development center of combine harvesters Sergei Fedorovich. We'll start with five machines “Palesse MS6”. The novelty is intended for maize ear harvesting. The machine has six rows . By the way none of manufacturers produces this kind of ...


    By Gomselmash

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