Plant Nurseries Articles

  • Fish Farm Upgrade in India - Case Study

    AquaLifeNet has helped the Sultan Fish Farm in India to upgrade and expand their fish farming operation to produce a more valuable crop using our unique aquaculture system. The Sultan Farm is located in the town of Butana in the Haryana district north of Delhi. They had been growing an annual crop of 15-20 tonnes of carp fish in earth ponds, but they decided to expand and ...


    By AquaLifeNet

  • France: DryExactpro dry feeding system for 1,600 weaners - Case Study

    Big Dutchman pig equipment and feeding systems are used on pig farms in more than 100 countries on all five continents. Naturally, this includes the "End of the Earth", and for good reason: French department no. 29, Finistère, derives its name from the Latin "Finis Terrae" and is the westernmost corner of Brittany, i.e. right where France drops into the Atlantic Ocean. It has much ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Perfect poinsettias for Christmas? Controlling compost moisture can remove the need for chemical growth retardants

    Poinsettias, the classic Christmas pot plant, are grown in their thousands in UK nurseries from late July onwards, but growers have to rely on the use of plant growth regulators (PRGs) to ensure that the optimum height and number of bracts is achieved by early December. With protective environmental legislation threatening to reduce the availability and use of such PGR treatments, a project led ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Sunset Colony Study

    “We have had the Silver Bullet AG300 unit now for ten months with great measurable results. This system is currently on our water line, treating the swine gestation, farrowing and nursery. The unit can treat 75,000 gallons of water per day and will be injected into our large water tank to treat our swine gestation, farrowing, nursery, finishers and dairy. What I like about the Silver Bullet ...

  • Top 10 Tips To Improve Plant Quality

    1) Venting – it’s crucial to keep air movement and temperatures at the optimum levels. 2) Watering at the right times – and just importantly in the correct fashion! Make sure plants are grown nearby those with similar needs so plants with a need for a lot of water will be apart from those with dryer needs. 3) Keep roots strong – as fertilizers are applied and plants grow, ...

  • Premier Plant Producers

    Premier Plant Producers has been using Passfield since 2004 and traceability has been one of the key benefits. The batch numbers (which are allocated at the point an order is placed) can be traced throughout the processes on the nursery as well as the transport and invoicing systems in the office. Premier Plant Producers’ customers can quote these batch numbers from delivery notes, order ...


    By Passfield Data Systems Ltd

  • Majestic Trees

    Majestic Trees is a multi award winning wholesaler of semi-mature containerized trees and has been using Passfield since 2004. Passfield handles their entire transaction process, from purchasing to selling, including automated back-to-back ordering and customised pricing. “This means we’re able to work as a team and communicate with each other clearly throughout the process” ...


    By Passfield Data Systems Ltd

  • Introducing Dr. Beatrice Amyotte, Small Fruit Germplasm Development Program

    The berry breeding program at the Agriculture and AgriFood Canada (AAFC) Kentville Research and Development Centre in Kentville, Nova Scotia, is now the Small Fruit Germplasm Development Program. The new approach to plant breeding will allow the fruit industry to be more involved in the release of new Canadian varieties of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and grapes that are developed ...

  • Härkälän puutarha - Case Study

    Härkälä nursery is locally a strong brand. In addition to company image of “locally grown”, the very high quality of Härkälä products keeps the customers happy. “We have long term focus in developing our production. We have been the first to introduce new technologies in climate control and other areas of cultivation. We operate the logistics ...


    By Netled Oy

  • Landscape trees benefit from potassium-based superabsorbent polymer-amended backfill soil

    Weiner (1975) put it aptly when he stated that “However rewarding the act of tree planting may be, watching a young tree slowly die can be spiritually defeating.” Landscape plants, noted Richard Harris (1983) in his well-known “Arboriculture” book, “probably suffer more from moisture-related problems than from any other cause.” The success of tree planting ...

  • Fruitful results from a true IPM approach

    Paul Roberts, co-founder and partner of Ashdown Nursery, established nearly 30 years ago, grows approximately 160,000 strawberry plants for co-operative, Berry Gardens, in greenhouses covering 1.6 hectares. “This year, we’ve had to deal with a significant increase in the number of spidermite, thrips and whitefly,” explains Mr Roberts. “Over the years, I have used a ...


    By Certis UK

  • The most threatened ecosystem you’ve never heard of

    What covers up to 600,000 square kilometers (230,000 square miles) of Earth’s surface, provides benefits worth an estimated US$570 billion each year, and is rapidly being lost due to human activity? If you have not a clue, you’re far from alone. Scientists who study the underwater feature known as a seagrass meadow call it a “ ...


    By Ensia

  • Bell Brothers – showcasing nutrient use efficiency - Case Study

    Glasshouse growing conditions are ideal for using natural biostimulants to increase the efficiency of fertiliser programmes. Neil Chambers, Technical Manager at Bell Brother Nurseries Ltd, has been talking to us about his use of seaweed extract Stimplex to help minimise growing times, produce healthier, more resilient plants and reduce chemical inputs. Increasing ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • Case study - Coast Nurseries, Inc., Somis, California, USA

    “Our facility has been working with Sidel Systems over the past five years. With each improvement we’ve made, Sid’s expertise has been invaluable. The equipment he has installed has helped to greatly reduce our natural gas bills. The greatest savings were when we removed nine smaller boilers and Sid replaced them with a new 350 HP fire-tube boiler and his flue gas condensing ...


    By Sidel Systems USA Inc.

  • Success Story Lauber Seed Farms, USA - Case Study

    Lauber Seed Farms is a provider of premium irrigated hybrid seed corn. Located in Geneva, Nebraska, its fertile farm ground sits above the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the world’s largest natural bedrocks which ensures consistent production, regardless of rainfall. In the organization’s quest for continual change and improvement, Lauber Seed Farms has taken a bold step towards innovation ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Case Study - Composting food waste generated by 8,000 room resort in Cancun

    Food waste composted with the in vessel composter by XACT is solving the organic waste problem of an 8,000 room hotel in Cancun, Mexico.  The Cancun Palace Resort generates 2500 tons of organic waste per year, and wanted/needed to reduce their high waste haulage costs and landfill tipping fees.  In addition, the hotel management wanted to take meaningful action to reduce their GHG ...


    By XACT Systems Inc.

  • GWT- Agro-Z nutrient soil medium enhancer - Case Study

    Genesis Water Technologies case study for GWT Agro-Z specialized natural soil enhancement medium. This case study document shows the differences between vegetables grown with GWT Agro-Z zeolite soil medium and vegetables grown without this medium. Trials of seedling plants grown with the GWT Agro-Z medium have shown improvements in primary root development. Studies have resulted in better ...

  • One Zambian man’s inspiring journey from charcoal burner to forest champion

    We often hear about big global environmental issues such as deforestation, poaching or overfishing and forget that there are individuals at the heart of these activities. Have you ever stopped to wonder, what motivates someone to cut down trees in the first place? How often do they contemplate the impact they’re having on the environment? And what experience or insights lead to ...


    By Ensia

  • GWT- Agro-Z media enhanced plant growth and reduces fertilizer usage in Nursery - Case Study

    This case outlines the benefits and advantages of using GWT series Agro-Z medium in an agriculture plant nursery application. This particular large nursery was challenged with brackish water and salty soil. The plant growing operations were suffering due to lack of plant growth.  Genesis Water Technologies, experienced in agriculture water treatment solutions provided both a water treatment ...

  • Agriculture Plant Nursery - Case Study

    Challenge A plant nursery company had water quality issues from the well water source that there were using for irrigation purposes in their plant growing operations. These water quality issues including total dissolved salts (TDS) around 2500 mg/l, as well as turbidity, mineral hardness and microbiological contaminants. The plants were slow growing. ...

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