Plant Potting News

  • WIWAM line design and final installation @ VIB

    WIWAM line comprises a pot positioning table, consisting of several individual lines, an underlying portal robot, and one or more stations for imaging or weighing/watering activities. The complete system was implemented in an existing growth room, and was designed to optimally fit the available space. Plants are grown in individual pots, which are picked up by the robotic arm at ...


    By SMO bvba - WIWAM

  • How Technology is shaping our future

    By the year 2030, the humanoid robots tasked with performing our domestic chores will have intelligence surpassing our own. Companies have already designed robots to vacuum our floors and mow our lawns with products such as the Roomba and Robomow. Soon these companies will be competing with fully automated, all-inclusive robots capable of the physical, as well as cognitive tasks necessary to ...

  • Simon Jones looks back on 26 years with Certis

    With a background in horticulture and a career in crop protection spanning 35 years, including 26 years at Certis, Simon Jones - UK Technical Manager - has seen the business evolve significantly in this time. “Two generations of ornamental growers in the family really sparked my interest in the industry,” he says. After qualifying with an OND in Glasshouse Crops Production, Simon went ...


    By Certis UK

  • MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair

    Location of MSHS Retail Booth and Educational Display The Minnesota State Fair moved our retail/membership booth and our educational display. You'll find us in The Dirt wing, next to the north hall, in the Ag/Hort Building. The Dirt wing is also the location of the educational stage. Don't leave the building without stopping in to say hi! The Fair is always a great time ...

  • Exciting News for Vineland with FedDev Investment Announcement

    Member of Parliament Vance Badawey, Niagara Centre and Member of Parliament Chris Bittle, St. Catharines announced $5.76 million in FedDev Ontario funding for Vineland’s new Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre at a special event June 3. Hon Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Alan Caslin, Niagara Regional Chair were also present to discuss the ...

  • Confronting Labor Exploitation in the Developed World

    Seasonal Pressure and Migrant Labor The toys and gifts traditionally exchanged during the holiday season are produced year-round, often in countries where labor standards come under regular scrutiny. In developed countries, however, while not usually considered a high exploitation risk, production of seasonal items and, in particular, items with short shelf lives puts great pressure on ...


    By SGS

  • Bills to regulate medical marijuana head to Gov. Jerry Brown

    With California voters likely to consider legalizing recreational marijuana use next year, state lawmakers approved a package of legislation that would create the first statewide licensing and operating rules for pot growers and retail weed outlets since the state became the first to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Lawmakers in both houses of the Legislature pushed through three Democratic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Don`t miss a chance to book your stand at AgroLogistics Uzbekistan 2015

    International Trade Exhibition company ITE Uzbekistan and its partner I.T.E. Exhibitions & Conferences Ltd. (United Kingdom) are glad to invite Your company to participate in AgroLogistics Uzbekistan 2015 The exhibition covers every segment of the fresh produce business, features players from all the world's markets, and offers a complete overview of the market for all products and ...


    By ITE Uzbekistan

  • Super hanging basket liners

    As budding gardeners welcome the arrival of spring and start preparing their hanging baskets and planters, a new innovative water-retaining liner fabric will help make nurturing and caring for plants a lot less time consuming and reduce overall water usage. The Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) technology of UK based manufacturer Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL), is a unique fibrous technology and which ...


    By Technical Absorbents

  • NIWA scientists survey blue cod fishery

    The survey, which took place from late September until early November, was carried out on behalf of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to assess the status of blue cod stocks in the region. It included the Queen Charlotte Sound, Pelorus Sound, D'Urville Island and Point Underwood to the northern tip of Arapawa Island, including the Brothers Islands. For the first time NIWA fishery ...

  • Influential leaders from renowned organisations will speak at Eco Asia Conference 2013

    Eco Asia Conference, the highly-regarded event taking place alongside Eco Expo Asia from 28 – 30 October, has gathered some of the world’s leading experts in green-tech development for the 2013 edition. The concurrent exhibition, operating from 28 – 31 October, will showcase a comprehensive collection of green business solutions during its four-day run at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Influential Leaders From Renowned Organisations Will Speak at Eco Asia Conference 2013

    Eco Asia Conference, the highly-regarded event taking place alongside Eco Expo Asia from 28 – 30 October, has gathered some of the world’s leading experts in green-tech development for the 2013 edition. The concurrent exhibition, operating from 28 – 31 October, will showcase a comprehensive collection of green business solutions during its four-day run at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Further arrests in Durham illegal fishing operation

    Two more people have been arrested in Durham city centre as part of a continuing crack-down on illegal fishing. Environment Agency officers and Durham Police last night (Tuesday 17 September) swooped on Framwellgate, on the River Wear, where they seized eight migratory fish, two fishing rods and a large amount of illegal equipment. The surveillance activities are being carried out as part of ...

  • Departments of Environmental Protection and Health Remind Pennsylvanians to Take Precautions to Prevent West Nile Virus

    Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection today reported the season's first two detections of West Nile virus-carrying mosquitos since surveillance began in early May. The infected mosquitos were collected May 22 in Harborcreek Township, Erie County and May 23 in Straban Township, Adams County. Typically, the state's ...

  • Tree Donations Reforest Devastated Areas from Hurricanes and Drought

    Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), founded in Baton Rouge, a national ecological restoration company, with operations in Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, donated 2,500 live oak and cypress trees throughout 57 parishes in Louisiana including Orleans and surrounding parishes, announced CEO Elliott Bouillion. With the unanimous passing of HCR86 on May 8, 2013, RES ...

  • Knox Nursery Earns Veriflora® Certification for its Sustainable Growing Practices

    Knox Nursery, a top 100 young plant producer and finished annual grower, recently received Veriflora Certification for its sustainable growing practices. The 150 million young plants and 6 million 4-inch annuals the company produces each ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Can Gardeners Catch Deadly Legionnaire’s Disease from Potting Soil?

    Most gardeners consider their hobby to be a healthy one, but they maybe unknowingly exposed to Legionnaire’s disease, a serious pneumonia that often has long term effects after the pneumonia has cleared.   Legionnaire’s disease can be caused by different species of Legionella bacteria Typically, the infection is caused by the inhalation of contaminated aerosolized water ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Fruit Logistica, Berlin, Germany

    The Leading Trade Fair for the International Fresh Produce Trade Attended by one of our UK reseller partners. FRUIT LOGISTICA is the most important business and communication arena of the international fresh produce trade. The industry’s key decision makers are there as exhibitors and trade visitors and have the opportunity of approaching potential business partners with their ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • ASTM F1202 - 11 Standard Specification for Washing Machines, Heat Sanitizing, Commercial, Pot, Pan, and Utensil Vertically Oscillating Arm Type

    This specification covers the requirements for manually fed, motor-driven vertically oscillating arm type, automatically controlled, commercial pot, pan, and utensil washing machine (also referred to as "the washer"). The washer is of one rack capacity (Type I) and is available in either Style A (one door/front loading) or Style B (three ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM F1114 - 11 Standard Specification for Heat Sanitizing Commercial Pot, Pan, and Utensil Stationary Rack Type Water-Driven Rotary Spray

    This specification covers the material, design, and performance requirements pertinent to the construction of water-driven rotary spray type, stationary rack commercial pot, pan, and utensil washing machines that are manually fed yet automatically controlled to uniformly wash, rinse, and ...


    By ASTM International

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