Horticulture News

  • Under the patronage of Abu Dhabi Municipality, LightingTech Abu Dhabi was launched yesterday

    Under the patronage of Abu Dhabi Municipality and hosted & strategically endorsed by Etihad ESCO, LightingTech Abu Dhabi summit was launched yesterday at Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa. This summit is organized by Advanced Conferences & Meetings. Eng. Sami Abdul Qader Alhashmi,Divisional Director, Infrastructure & Municipal Assets Sector atAbu ...

  • EU Delivering on Climate Commitments Through Enhanced Global Partnerships

    The European Union sees global partnerships and increased cooperation as essential to advancing the Union's strategic interests and to tackle global challenges. To this end the European Union is backing up its political commitment with concrete actions to cooperate more closely with major economies to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change and environmentally-friendly ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Promising solution to runoff issues ahead

    At Thanksgiving, many Americans look forward to eating roast turkey, pumpkin pie, and tangy red cranberries. To feed that appetite, cranberry farming is big business. In Massachusetts, cranberries are the most valuable food crop. The commonwealth’s growers provide one-fourth of the U.S. cranberry supply. Water plays a big role in cranberry farming. At harvest time, cranberry growers ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Impact of sustainable feeds on omega-3 levels in farmed fish

    As the global population and its demand for seafood increases, more of our fish will come from aquaculture. Farmed Atlantic salmon are a global commodity and, as an oily fish, contain a rich source of the health promoting long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids. Replacing the traditional finite marine ingredients, fishmeal and fish oil, in farmed ...


    By Algae Energy, Inc

  • The First World Championship Of Olive Picking

    Date: 19/10/2017 - 22/10/2017 Nation: Croatia City: POSTIRA In Brac island, in Croatia, took place the first ever World Championship of olive picking. The event was organized by the office of Tourism together with the Cooperative for Agriculture and Municipality of Postira and ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • Simulating the effect of climate change on agriculture

    Increased atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change are believed to contribute to extreme weather conditions, which is a major concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also predicted to affect agriculture.1,2 ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • App ‘trained’ to spot crop disease, alert farmers

    Researchers win grant to further test app for smallholders App diagnoses deadly cassava diseases in field, sends alerts Roll-out in Africa needs engagement with farmers, says expert A team of scientists has received US$100,000 grant to refine a mobile application (app) that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • DILO donation to the St. Therese nursery

    Traditionally, DILO doesn't give Christmas gifts to business partners, instead supporting social establishments in the region. This year, DILO selected the St. Therese children's home in the Herretshofen district of Kirchhaslach to receive the donation. A symbolic donation cheque for the sum of 5,000.00 Euros was therefore handed over to the manager of the children's home on 06/11/2017. As a ...

  • Easing the soil’s temperature

    Soil characteristics like organic matter content and moisture play a vital role in helping plants flourish. It turns out that soil temperature is just as important. Every plant needs a certain soil temperature to thrive. If the temperature changes too quickly, plants won’t do well. Their seeds won’t germinate or their roots will die. “Most plants are sensitive to extreme ...

  • Farms must begin reporting air releases of hazardous substances from animal wastes

    Beginning November 15, 2017, many livestock, poultry and equine farms must comply with reporting requirements under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) section 103. The law requires entities to report releases of hazardous substances above a certain threshold that occur within a 24-hour period. Farms have historically been exempt from most reporting ...

  • Intra-row weeding possible with vision systems

    Researchers of Wageningen University & Research, BU Greenhouse horticulture, developed weeding machines which are able to do intra-row weeding. Our experts in robotics were responsible for the detection of weed based on camera images. This development brings great advantage in weed control on the field, improving crop size and quality. When growing organic vegetables on the field, one of the ...

  • Product Launch: Heat-X

    Following the co-operation agreement with Winterwarm we can now present the extended offering on gas heaters with two new series (indirect and direct) and six new models providing the farmer with energy savings and lower cost of ownership. The Heat-X series are suitable for Layer, ...


    By Munters

  • Upcoming webinar will focus on legal issues with pesticides

    Pesticide use and subsequent damage to neighboring crops is an ongoing problem for producers across the country this year. For example, farmers in Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois have sued biotech companies specifically over dicamba damage. (The dicamba herbicide is used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently  ...

  • Global programme seeks to contain serious threat to the world’s bananas

    A fungus poses major risks to the world's banana production  and could cause vast commercial losses and even greater damage to the livelihoods of the 400 million people who rely on the world's most traded fruit as a staple food or source of income. FAO and its partners Bioversity International, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and the World Banana Forum have launched a ...

  • Kurita Europe acquired a new production plant for Wet Strength Agents in Ambès (France).

    Kurita Europe is pleased to announce the acquisition of a wet strength agent (WSA) production plant from Akzo Nobel in Ambès (France) on October 2017 (CST). The acquisition will reinforce the presence of Kurita in the WSA market in South Europe for tissue and specialty papers products. The plant is located in Ambès in France and has a capacity of 25.000T/y. This plant was part of ...


    By Kurita

  • Chinese space programm use the W.E.T. Sensor to help grow lettuce in space

    The multi-parameter W.E.T. Sensor is in use by Chinese astronauts aboard the Tiangong-2 Space Lab. Tiangong-2, which translates into “Heavenly Palace”, was launched on the 15th of September 2016. This space station is designed to allow Chinese scientists to test life support ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Geoplast CEO Mirco Pegoraro at Flormart 2017: The Video of the Lecture

    On September 22, 2017, Geoplast CEO Mirco Pegoraro spoke at the Conference EcotechGreen, which took place at Flormart Fair, International Exhibition of horticulture, landscape architecture and green infrastructures. On that occasion he also presented the Building Beyond Together Root Cycle video, about the ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Irritec at Indagra Exhibition 2017

    Irritec will participate to the Indagra exhibition 2017, that will take place from October 25th to 29th at Romexpo Center in Bucharest, in Romania. Indagra is an established international exhibition for agriculture, food industry, viticulture, animal husbandry and gardening equipement and products. Irritec will show drip irrigation systems and new irrigation technologies, but also ...


    By IRRITEC SpA

  • Mineral content of soils key to physical and chemical behavior

    Many aspects of the physical and chemical behavior of soils are directly related to the minerals present. “This includes shrink-swell behavior, soil structure, availability of nutrients, and the fate of contaminants that enter the soil,” according to Judith Turk, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The “Soil Mineralogy” symposium at the Managing Global Resources for ...

  • Aviko Snowvalley Teams Up With Tomra Sorting Food For Its State-Of-The-Art French Fry Plant In China

    SnowValley Agricultural Group and Aviko Group, invested by the joint venture between the two leading potato product brands, have decided to once again team up with their long-term processing partner TOMRA Sorting Food, for the development of a new state-of-the-art French fry processing facility. Both SnowValley and Aviko listed sustainability, quality and processing ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

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