Rose Farming Articles

  • Connections: Not So Tidy Change

    Change is only tidy in hindsight. In the process, it is one big confusing mess. The straight lines and the clear trends that you read about in history books don’t convey the feeling of chaos at the time. Take the changes now occurring with organics as an example. It seems clear that at some point in the not very distant future it will be recognized that every ton of organics we have must be ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Champion Cornish: Origin

    The next installment of our Champion Cornish blog series focuses on Origin Coffee. Origin are leaders in the field when it comes to producing artisan coffee. They certainly know their stuff with Dan Fellows being rated Number 1 in the 2016 UK Barista Championships, Number 2 in the 2015 UK Coffee in Good Spirits and Number 1 of the same accolade in ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Akzo Bets on a Color App That Will Paint Your Living Room

    Akzo Nobel NV, Europe’s largest paint maker, plans to boost revenue during the busiest season for home renovations with a smartphone app that helps decorators choose the perfect color for their houses. Shoppers can use the Dutch company’s Visualizer app to study what a shade would look like in their living rooms, kitchens or on outside facades. The app includes ...

  • Case study - Growers Transplanting, Inc., Salinas, California, USA

    “Sidel Systems approached us about six years ago with a proposal to help reduce our natural gas heating bills by installing one of their SRU condensers. I was very skeptical. I had heard claims from vendors for everything from retractable curtains to boiler tubulators and found them to be greatly exaggerated with respect to fuel savings. However, two years ago when we needed to replace a ...


    By Sidel Systems USA Inc.

  • Dr. Hemming Featured Speaker at the Carver Career Exhibit

    The Academy of Science of St. Louis invited Dr. Bruce Hemming and the MiL, Inc. to participate in the Carver Careers exhibit at the Missouri History Museum to talk about the recent salmonella outbreak in peanut butter based products as well as careers in the field of microbiology. The presentation was given to four different eighth grade classes from St. Louis City schools. The students asked ...

  • Effect of Ethylene on flowers

    Ethylene also has a harmful effect on cut flowers... Ethylene is an invisible, odour-free gas, produced naturally during the life cycle of flowers and plants, which can cause the premature death of flowers, the loss of their petals and/or abnormal opening, among other negative effects. This damage can be virtually eliminated, if we apply BIOCONSERVACION's solutions for ethylene removal. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Advantages of the combined use of Bi-On and 1-MCP

    The removal of ethylene by Bi-On during coldstorage in Controlled Atmosphere of Bramley apple treated with 1-MCP reduces the risk of scald, according to a recent study conducted in Ireland (Sean Mac an tSaoir, John Mansfield, Frances Ward and Suzanne Johnston, AFBI horticulture Loughgall). Due to the prohibition of the anti-scalding agent DPA, the aim of the trial was to find alternatives to the ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Smelling of Roses: Treatment of Wastewater From Aroma Production

    Whether in food and drink, cosmetic products, cleaning products or perfumes - consumers encounter International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) products everywhere. The company, with its headquarters in New York, is one of the world's leading producers of fragrances and fla-vounngs for industrial clients. IFF uses may different basic substances in the production of their products, for example ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Climate Pact May Depend on Side Deals by Poor Nations

    The interests of rich countries can seem to dominate climate change negotiations, but a study that models such talks as a ‘bargaining game’ shows that side deals among poorer nations could boost chances of an international agreement. Cooperation among ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • From factory to farm – industry opportunities for surplus food

    Food waste management is a common topic in the industry, as manufacturers and retailers strive to improve their environmental compliance and, ultimately, their profitability. But in line with the increasingly popular concept of the circular economy, specialist surplus food recycler SugaRich is working with producers and stores, large and small, to show that this ...


    By SugaRich

  • Postharvest loss estimation of cut rose ( Rosa hybrida ) flower farms: economic analysis in East Shoa Zone, Ethiopia

    Despite the sector’s role of sustaining economic growth, there is considerable loss in rose cut flower production due to improper postharvest handling. This study’s survey was conducted from first week of February to last week of April, 2011 in three districts of East Shoa Zone, Ethiopia for estimating farm level postharvest loss in rose cut flower production. The postharvest loss at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sensory test vs. electronic nose and/or image analysis of whole bread produced with old and modern wheat varieties adjuvanted by means of the mycorrhizal factor.

    In order to promote local organic farming and healthy local products, the germplasm of common wheat (Triticum aestivum spp.) retrieved from old-varieties (G — Gentil Rosso, I — Inallettabile, S — Sieve) has been compared with that of the modern Blasco Triticum, treated with (Bm — Blasco mycorrhizal) or without (B — Blasco) Micosat F® mycorrhizal consortium, and ...


    By PCA Technologies SRL

  • CoirGreen™ Growbags combine the benefits of coir and growbags

    The global gardening culture is changing. In the days gone by, people had to till the soil, get dirty and possibly sweat after a ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Fresh–cut orange treated with its own seed by–products presented higher antioxidant capacity and lower microbial growth

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial and antioxidant potential of orange peel and seed extracts as additives to preserve quality of fresh–cut orange. Ethanolic extraction from seeds was fractionated in polar (PE) and non–polar (NPE) solvents, and essential oils from peels (PEO) were obtained. Total phenolics, flavonoids content, antioxidant activity, antifungal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Realising added value of investing in cold chain management in cut flower supply chains: an overview

    Cold chain management in cut flower supply chains is now of major importance due to markets which are far apart. This paper provides an overview of possible ways to realise the added value of investing in cut flower cold supply chains. The paper suggests that in addition to the external quality parameters currently being used in the grading system at flower auctions, internal quality attributes ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Influence of network connection and synchronisation for Hindmarsh–Rose model

    In recent years, the chaotic synchronisation of neural networks has been an urgent problem. In this paper, a kind of small parameter r unmatched neuron network is considered. At first, the dynamical behaviours of the HR neuron model are analysed by the ISI diagram. A change of parameter r in small range will result in great change in the size of the chaos attractor and so, the significance of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Growbags (Coco slabs)

    Keeping up with the latest grow techniques and products are probably becoming increasingly important for an ardent farmer or gardener in today’s rapidly changing world. Cultivating fast growing plants is becoming a priority especially if it is a method that is 100% natural. Designed and created to suit all requirements Coir Grow bag, also known as Coco slabs, is an easy, useful and ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Effects of silver nanoparticles (SNP) on Gerbera jamesonii cut flowers

    Gerbera vase life is most often terminated by stem bending and breaking or petal wilting. Effects of vase solutions containing 1 mg L?1 silver nanoparticles with or without 6% sucrose on gerbera 'deep purple' vase life, relative fresh weight, relative solution uptake, stem bending or breaking, stem end discolouration and ethylene production by petals, stem ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Calendar reports from growers and distributors for A100 case study

    Reports 6th July Des Boxall - Queensland Reports that a baby squash grower noted increased growth rates 3 days after inoculation and, after 7 days, an increase in the number of flowers obtained. 29th July Wonder Gardens Pty - Fiji One week after dosing Lettuce section No.3 doing exceptionally well (1 week transplanted) ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Chemical dips and edible coatings to retard softening and browning of fresh-cut banana

    The effects of chemical dips and edible coatings on firmness and colour of fresh-cut banana (cv. Cavendish) from Madeira Island were investigated. Two calcium salts, calcium chloride and calcium lactate, were first investigated for the effects on firmness during four days of storage at 5°C. Firmness and colour were evaluated after a three-minute chemical dipping or chemical dipping followed by ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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