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  • Cucumber virus quarantine to be lifted for NT growers in 2016

    AUSVEG has welcomed this afternoon’s announcement from the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industries that property quarantine for Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) will be lifted next year.   “It is welcome news for growers that property quarantine put in place in the Northern Territory following the outbreak of CGMMV will be ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Growing cucumber and sweet pepper in water efficient zero emission greenhouse

    Regulations to reduce the emission of nutrients and pesticides force the horticultural industry to adopt a new approach to water management. Is a zero-emission greenhouse feasible? Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is currently testing the zero emission greenhouse. In this zero emission greenhouse all drain water is re-used. In the reference greenhouse occasional ...

  • Simulated Seawater Flooding Decreases Growth of Vegetable Seedlings

    Crop production in coastal areas is threatened by seawater intrusion, which increases soil salinity. Excessive salinity in soil and irrigation water, in combination with waterlogging, can significantly affect the growth and quality for agricultural crops, especially those vegetables that are sensitive to salinity. A new study determined salt-tolerant vegetable seedlings for coastal area ...

  • Controlling resilient plant viruses with steam

    Combining steam with heat-producing chemicals could control pathogenic viruses in soil, finds new research. The study examined how effective different forms of heat sterilisation of soil were at inactivating three plant viruses. While steam alone was enough to eradicate two of the viruses, the highly resilient tobacco mosaic virus required the addition of exothermic chemicals to reduce it by 97%. ...

  • CHP Greenhouses Make Growing Even Greener

    Bearing little resemblance to a typical farm, modern large greenhouses are, in reality, complex, high-tech factories that produce food and other crops. A natural gas Cat® or MWM™ generator set produces electrical power for the greenhouse needs, and any excess electricity can be sold to the utility company and fed back to the grid. The extra heat from the engine is collected to ...


    By Caterpillar

  • New tests confirm efficiency of Hortipray® micronutri Fe as an alternative to chelates

    Following initial successful tests of Prayon’s Hortipray® micronutri Fe on cucumbers, new experiments carried out on tomatoes and strawberries at the Hoogstraten Research Centre (Belgium) have confirmed the product efficiency in enhancing iron uptake by the plant in substrate grown crops. This new fertiliser is a combination of iron and specialty phosphate developed and patented by ...


    By Prayon Group

  • Intelex has a green thumb or two

    At a companywide meeting in May the Intelex Green Team announced a set of initatives they would be putting into motion with one being the installation of an organic garden on the Intelex rooftop patio. With a dedicated team of green thumbs, the garden is now in full swing with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, swiss chard, herbs, beans and flowers. The garden concept was brought to life thanks to the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • High Tunnels Extend Alaska`s Growing Season

    Stephanie and Jim Gaiser take their cues for living from the Bible and say that when God created man, he put him in a garden. "That was his first line of work," Stephanie Gaiser said. "We believe man is really in his element when he's in the garden. And since it's Alaska, you need a little help." The Gaiser's Eden is a 72-foot seasonal high tunnel, a tall hoop house used to cover crops and extend ...


    By Associated Press

  • Horticulture in Egypt one step closer to IPM (Integrated Pest Management)

    Egypt is an important exporter of horticultural crops such as green beans, sweet pepper, tomatoes, strawberries and cucumbers. Markets are increasingly demanding concerning the residues of plant protection products (PPP’s). Import of horticultural products is regularly rejected because of high residue levels. To reduce this risk it is necessary that Egyptian growers apply less pesticides ...

  • Biological control of plant bugs in greenhouses

    How can we biologically control the European tarnished plant bug and other plant bugs in the greenhouse? Wageningen UR, Entocare biocontrol CV and breeders have been working on a solution for many years. While a trap with pheromone attractant appears to be a good way, initial results show that the trap requires further optimisation to not only attract bugs but capture them as well. The right ...

  • Umberto Student Award 2012 - These are the winners!

    David Hidalgo of Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá D.C.), Colombia secured 1st place. In keeping with tradition, this year's winners of the Umberto Student Award were presented at the User Workshop. Students from all over the world were called to submit their projects in which Umberto was applied. And submissions were international for sure: For instance, papers were handed ...


    By ifu Hamburg GmbH

  • 10% more light in a new greenhouse concept: the Winterlight Greenhouse

    The Winterlight Greenhouse is a new greenhouse concept which gains 10% more light in winter and is currently under construction at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk. The Winterlight Greenhouse has a new type of screen system: Ludvig Svensson high transmittance screen and specially developed diffusing glass. Together with optimization of the construction, more than 10% light gain ...

  • EPA Registers New Nematicide Alternative to Restricted-Use Soil Fumigants, Including Methyl Bromide

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is registering a new active ingredient, fluensulfone, a non-fumigant nematicide that provides lower-risk chemical control of nematodes than methyl bromide and other Restricted Use soil fumigants. Under the Montreal Protocol, EPA has phased out methyl bromide because its use depletes the ozone layer. Nematodes are difficult to control and can cause ...

  • Leading New Zealand greenhouse operator chooses Hanovia UV to disinfect cultivation water

    Hanovia UV technology has been selected by NZ Hothouse, a leading New Zealand provider of fresh produce, to disinfect the water used for soil-less plant cultivation in its glasshouses. Located near Auckland, NZ Hothouse has almost 20 hectares of glasshouses on two sites growing tomatoes, capsicums and cucumbers for distribution both nationally and internationally. The source of the water ...

  • Greenhouse complex super sizes its CHP system

    A greenhouse complex in the Netherlands is dramatically cutting both its greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs after installation of a powerful new 2MW combined heat and power (CHP) system by cogeneration specialist ENER-G (www.energ.co.uk)Venlo-based Growery Leurs is using the top-end CHP system, which operates at 96.4% total efficiency, to provide heat combined with carbon ...


    By ENER-G

  • The French growers discovered the JENBACHER’s production factory

    Last May 20 and 21, Sébastien MARTIN and Claude GELARD DCT West - Delegation development business tertiary industry market, organised a trip to Jenbach in Austria. The purpose of travel was to visit the production factory of the GE's Jenbacher engines with fifteen of co-generation growers or cogeneration ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Groundwater extraction for agriculture increases salt levels in Spanish coastal wetland

    Around 20% of all species found in a Spanish coastal wetland could be affected by increasingly salty water as seawater intrudes into the groundwater system as a result of groundwater being withdrawn to irrigate crops. This is the conclusion of a recent study which used a Life Cycle Impact Assessment approach to characterise the ecological damage in the wetland as a result of changes in ...

  • Indigenous values guide northern Australian waters research

    “Indigenous people in the north have a large stake in water resource planning and management based on their distinct cultures, ways of life and substantial land holdings. Yet their interests and values in water are poorly understood by decision makers,” CSIRO researcher Dr Sue Jackson says. “Our research will increase understanding of the importance of river systems to Indigenous people and help ...

  • Year of the English Garden – How is gas used in horticulture?

    The Queen may be celebrating her 90th birthday, but there’s also another notable anniversary in 2016 which celebrates England’s heritage. This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of England’s greatest gardener, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. ‘Capability’ Brown is best known for designing gardens and landscapes at some of the country’s ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Agriculture MEPs endorse deal with Council on promoting EU farm produce

    A deal with the EU Council of Ministers on measures to boost sales of EU farm produce within the EU and abroad and to restore consumer confidence in the event of market disruptions was approved by the Agriculture Committee on Monday. "This deal will further improve the promotion of EU farm products worldwide. New measures will help EU farmers and the food industry both to boost their ...


    By European Parliament

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