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  • IDCs: innovation engine for horticulture

    “We want to show innovations in intensive horticulture and demonstrate how they can be applied in practice. This is the main goal of the Innovation and Demonstration Centres (IDCs) in the Netherlands,” says Sjaak Bakker of Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture. There are currently seven operational IDCs, namely in the field of water , flavour, energy, LED lighting, bulbs and plants, ...

  • Canada Supporting Growth in the Horticulture Industry

    A Direct Farm Marketing Workshop was delivered by the federal and provincial governments in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Horticulture Producers Council, on March 11-12, 2015, in St. John's, NL. This event provided participants with new ideas and innovative ways to grow their industry. The workshop provided an opportunity to look at consumer trends, branding, value-added ...

  • Joining hands for sustainability and innovation in horticulture

    From September 30th to October first, Bayer CropScience is hosting over 175 industry professionals from over 15 different countries at its Horticulture Symposium in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The symposium addresses issues of sustainability and innovation in modern horticulture and is designed to allow leaders in the field to network, share knowledge and expertise and exchange best practices. Over ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • 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

  • Teaching communication and information literacy skills

    Undergrads often take communication courses unrelated to their major or discipline. The Iowa State University Department of Horticulture teamed up with the Library and English Departments to develop a course section to teach students to research and understand literature searchers and incorporate them into papers and posters. Andrea L. Dinkelman, Jeanine E. Aune, and Gail R. Nonnecke, Iowa State ...

  • Premier Tech Signs a $6 Million Contract in Europe

    RIVIERE-DU-LOUP, QUEBEC - Premier Tech continues to demonstrate its leadership and strong international presence, particularly on the European continent. Premier Tech's Industrial Equipment Group (IEG) has just been awarded a contract worth CA$6 million (EUR4.5 million) with Kekkila Oy a horticultural Finnish company. This contract is one of the largest ever obtained by ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Government calls for peat to be phased out

    A consultation on proposals to phase out the horticultural use of peat by amateur gardeners in England by 2020 has been published today. Important progress has been made in reducing peat use in growing media products over recent years, but there is still a long way to go. The consultation also sets out a new long-term goal to eliminate peat use by all gardeners, growers and procurers by 2030 at ...

  • EXPOFLOR 2009: Promotion of the flower for growing media and soil improvers

    On 6-8 March 2009, the Spanish (Murcia) Competent Body manned a booth at the EXPOFLOR 2009 fair to show the advantages of the European Ecolabel and EMAS for growing media and soil improvers. EXPOFLOR takes place in Lorca every two years and provides the opportunity for national and international representatives in the horticulture and gardening sectors to showcase their newest technologies and ...

  • Extension Agents Selected for Unique Sustainable Agriculture Fellowship

    This summer, four innovative Extension educators joined the ranks of ag professionals chosen for the SARE/NACAA Sustainable Agriculture Fellows program. SARE Fellows receive hands-on experience in sustainable agriculture and alternative farming systems, unique networking opportunities and an ...

  • Premier Tech makes another acquisition in Europe

    Premier Tech is pleased to announce the acquisition of its partner Falienor, French leader in the formulation of growing media whose head office is located in Vivy, France. With this acquisition, Premier Tech integrates the renowned expertise of some 110 skilled team members to its European team which is now close to 450. This transaction allows Premier Tech to increase its global ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Selective broccoli harvester increases uniformity and quality of the product

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is developing a harvester for broccoli. This robot is different from other mechanical harvesters by adding a selectivity feature: an intelligent Computer Vision system registers and selects only the broccoli of a pre-determined exact size and leaves the remainder until another optimal harvesting moment is reached. A broccoli crop does not grow in an uniform ...

  • Project eagle rock

    On Nov. 2, 50 students from Eagle Rock High School in the Los Angeles School District will participate in a large scientific-agriculture conference in Long Beach to get a first-hand look at the science of agriculture, including careers, college admission, research opportunities, and minority outreach. The conference is the Annual Meeting of more than 3,000 scientists and professionals, hosted by ...

  • The Real Urban Jungle

    How well do you understand life in your own backyard? Cities and suburbs form their own unique ecosystems and ecology, where humans aren’t visitors; they are an integral component, like trees in a forest or coral in a reef. If more than half of the Earth’s people live in cities and the amount of paved surfaces in the United States is equivalent to the area of Ohio, shouldn’t our ...

  • Agritech Expo comes to Arusha, Tanzania!

    The success story of the outdoor agricultural show, Agritech Expo, is about to expand to Tanzania with the inaugural farming B2B platform taking place in the agri-hub of Arusha in January. Says Agritech Expo Tanzania event director Yolanda dos Santos: “continued agriculture economic growth in Tanzania has awoken the need to facilitate an enabling environment where ...

  • The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company offers grants for community gardens and green spaces

    The goal: to plant 1,000 gardens and green spaces across the U.S., Canada and Europe by 2018. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company wants to make that happen and today launched a new program called GRO1000, offering $1,500 grants to deserving communities and organizations in the hopes it will get people involved in creating more community gardens and green spaces where they call home. "Something happens ...

  • Penton’s IoT Emerge Offers a Window into the Future of the Internet of Things – Stimulating Market Momentum for the Industrial IoT and Smart Cities

    Penton‘s IoT Emerge, a new event produced by IoT Institute that targets the opportunities and challenges posed by IoT devices, platforms and services, provided attendees with a window into the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) on its opening day today. The event focuses on Industrial IoT, IoT Engineering, Smart Buildings & Energy, IoT Security and Women in IoT. It ...


    By Informa PLC

  • Second Generation Biodiesel Crops Topic of International Meeting

    India. – CJP – the advanced biofuel center will host a meeting in India  on opportunities and available technology for "second generation" Biodiesel crops crops such as Jatropha, Jojoba, Castor bean, Pongamia, Moringa , Simarouba and Algae. The 7th Global Jatropha World 3.0 ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Environmental conference in London a success

    London, GB / Alpen, D, 03 February 2010 – The first international trade fair and conference 'Energy from Biomass and Waste UK' (EBW UK), held on January 26 and 27 in London, proved to be a success. Some 600 delegates came to the Royal Horticultural Halls to see exhibits from 60 companies showcasing the latest in waste treatment and bioenergy production. Exhibitors praised the high quality of ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • € 35 million EU support for the promotion of agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries

    The European Commission has approved 22 programmes to promote agricultural products in the European Union and in third countries. The total budget of the programmes, the grand majority of which will run for a period of three years, is € 70 million, of which the EU contributes € 35 million. The selected programmes cover quality products registered and protected as PDOs (Protected ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • American society of agronomy presents 2011 class of fellows

    The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) will recognize the following individuals at the 2011 Awards Ceremony during their Annual Meeting on Oct. 16-19 in San Antonio, TX, www.acsmeetings.org. ASA has been selecting outstanding members as Fellows since 1924. Members of the Society nominate worthy colleagues based on their professional achievements ...

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