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  • Pedro Torres and Horticultorres Introduces New FibreDust Products in Mexico

    In the summer of 2015, Pedro Torres Plaza founded Horticultorres S. de R.L. de C.V., a new company active in the field providing horticultural supplies and consulting to the Mexican greenhouse industry. Before the start of Horticultorres, Torres, an entrepreneur, realized early on that horticulture was his passion. After graduating from ITESM, campus Queretaro as an Agronomist, ...


    By FibreDust LLC

  • Growing greener cities in Latin America and the Caribbean

    A new FAO report to be published today finds that urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) is widespread in Latin America and the Caribbean, but realizing its full potential requires increased support from national, state and local governments. “Growing greener cities in Latin America and ...

  • Seaweed extract benefits petunia, tomato transplants

    Seaweed extracts are used widely in agriculture and horticulture production systems. Benefits of the extracts can include early seed germination and establishment, improved crop performance and yield, increased resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, and enhanced postharvest shelf life. A study in the August 2015 issue of HortTechnology determined the effects of rockweed extract, applied as a ...

  • Effects of chemical fertiliser and animal manure on soil health compared

    Fertilising crops with cattle manure can lead to better soil quality than when synthetic fertiliser is used, recent research indicates. The use of cattle manure in the study led to greater soil fertility by encouraging higher microbial activity, and the researchers suggest that it could potentially improve soil’s ability to cope with periods of difficult growing conditions. The ...

  • Growers Face Water License Regime – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks Can Ease Pressure

    Funded by the Environment Agency, the WATERR project has recently presented research findings indicating that growers throughout Kent are increasing their trickle irrigation water usage and that substrate grown crops, which use efficient trickle irrigation techniques, topped the average water use by crops in the three project years or 2011, 2012 and 2013. Substrate strawberries used 2,495 cubic ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • 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

  • Ahlstrom achieves Registered Latex Developer certification from HP

    Ahlstrom Corporation, a global high-performance materials company, has taken part in the HP Registered Latex Development Program and a wide number of Ahlstrom's poster papers and wallcover substrates have met the HP compatibility standard. After successful completion of the certification tests on different large-format HP Latex printers, Ahlstrom has been granted the certification of HP ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • New - SM300 moisture sensor - soil moisture content + soil temperature

    The new SM300 is a precision sensor that measures volumetric water content and soil temperature. It can be used in all soil types and is suited to applications in research, horticulture, agriculture and irrigation. Research grade accuracy ± 2.5% (%vol) Excellent performance in mineral, organic and saline soils Easy to use The SM300 has strong measurement rods that minimise soil ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Biofuel from human urine

    Micro-algae can grow on undiluted human urine. This offers opportunities for new water purification methods and perhaps even for converting urine into usable chemical substances and biofuels. Researcher Kanjana Tuantet published the results of tests on algae that had been grown on undiluted urine in the September edition of the scientific Journal of Applied Phycology. Her study showed that the ...

  • Ahlstrom introduces new embossable wallcoverings at 2012 China Wallcovering Expo

    Ahlstrom, a global high performance materials company, announced today that it will present its revised Ahlstrom EasyLife(TM) product range at China Wallcovering Expo 2012, in Beijing, China on March 2-5, 2012. China Wallcovering Expo is one of the major wallcovering tradeshows in China. The revised EasyLife product range will feature new embossable materials, offering additional 3D capabilities ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Ahlstrom establishes joint venture to start production of medical papers and masking tape in China

    Ahlstrom Corporation, a leading developer and producer of nonwovens and specialty papers, has today signed a joint venture agreement with Longkou Yulong Paper Co. Ltd, a paper producer based in Longkou, in the province of Shandong in northeastern China. The parties have agreed to establish a new manufacturing facility in the Zhuyouguan Industrial Park in Longkou for the production of medical ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Ahlstrom makes a major investment to wallcover materials manufacturing in China

    Ahlstrom, a global high-performance materials company, announced today that the company will invest a total of EUR 30 million to a new nonwowen wallcover substrates production line at its Binzhou plant in China, where the company is already manufacturing filtration materials. Deliveries from the new line are expected to start early 2013. According to Jan Lång, CEO and President of ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Vineland researchers develop new propagation trays

    Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is revolutionizing propagation  systems for the nursery sector through a tray design supporting superior tree root  growth. There is an increasing demand for container tree seedling production  – plug trays  – in North America and a greater focus on higher quality root architecture. Many  current propagation ...

  • GreenTech announces over 45 topics in the sessions programme

    Gain knowledge and grow your business perspective, obtain key advice and build knowledge from over 40 inspirational speakers tackling over 45 topics on the GreenTech Stages. Delve deep into the new trends and hottest topics, as well as practical hands-on advice from real-world cases and years of experience. The three stages are located on the three theme pavilions water, energy and biobased. An ...


    By Amsterdam RAI

  • Chronica Horticulturae Volume 55 Number 4

    Topics of this number include: Views from the Board ISHS is an international society, but how can we keep achieving more?, R. Tao Issues Metro nature for mental health and wellness: horticulture secondary benefits, K.L. Wolf Multifunctional rooftop horticulture: ...

  • Equisol Announces Promotions

    Equisol, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Environmental Infrastructure Holdings (OTCBB: EIHC), which is the parent company of various environmental manufacturing, engineering and services companies, announced the following promotions effective immediately: Michael Cooper is the President of Equisol Energy Services, LLC reporting to Kurt Given, Equisol's CEO. Previously, Mike was the Vice ...


    By Marketwire

  • The importance of measuring and monitoring soil moisture

    Crop irrigation uses more than 70% of the world’s water, and thus, improving irrigation efficiency is decisive to sustain the food demand from a fast-growing world population.* In future measuring and monitoring soil moisture will get more and more important to meet the needs of an increasing demand for food. Eijkelkamp offers solutions with a wide range of ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Ahlstrom makes a major investment to wallcover materials manufacturing in China

      Ahlstrom Corporation STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 14.6.2011 at 10.00 Ahlstrom, a global high-performance materials company, announced today that the company will invest a total of EUR 30 ...


    By Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Chilean mussel fishery gains MSC certification

    First Chilean fishery certified The Chilean mussel (Mytilus chilensis) fishery and suspended culture has been certified to the Marine Stewardship ...

  • Smartphone app offers cheap aflatoxin test for farmers

    A smartphone application could offer a cheap way for African farming communities to manage cancer-causing toxins produced by a fungus that grows on crops ...


    By SciDev.Net

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