horticulture project News

  • 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, ...

  • Lighting strategies for LEDs in greenhouse horticulture

    The use of assimilation lighting in greenhouse horticulture has increased by 10% per year during the past decade, leading to a considerable increase in electricity consumption. LED lighting systems have a variety of advantages, ranging from their small size, high energy conversion efficiency to the option to emit specific wavelengths. In the EU project HI-LED, Wageningen UR Greenhouse ...

  • 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

  • Horticultural Societies Contribute to Highway of Heroes Tree-Planting Project

    The Highway of Heroes Living Tribute project started in 2007 when a 170-kilometre portion of the highway stretching from CFB Trenton to the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto was designated the Highway of Heroes. The planting concept is to produce a living memorial for each of the country’s 117,000 fallen soldiers since Confederation. Keeping trees alive is the key challenge as planting in the ...

  • Help to develop apps for agriculture and horticulture

    Scientists from Wageningen UR are taking part in a project designed to stimulate the development of apps for use in agriculture and horticulture. App developers and users are invited to send in their applications. The SmartAgriFoodII project is part of the European Future Internet Public-Private Partnership programme (FI-PPP), set up as an incentive for the ...

  • High-tech greenhouse research facility for Australian horticulture

    Supported by Wageningen UR Greenhouse horticulture, a new high-tech greenhouse research facility will be built on the campus of University of Western Sydney, 50 km West of Sydney, Australia. Greenhouse horticultural industry is fast developing in Australia. Several new large vegetable production sites have started their operation during the last years, some of them with Dutch technology. ...

  • Super absorbent technology for horticulture on display in Essen

    In January, UK-based Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) manufacturer Technical Absorbents (TAL) will join over 1500 exhibitors at international trade fair for plants (IPM Essen) as it displays an array of innovative fibre and fabric technologies from its Agrotas product range that aid efficient water management. IPM Essen ...


    By Technical Absorbents

  • Working on more productive and sustainable horticulture in Morocco

    Horticulture in Morocco has to become more sustainable and productive. Researchers of Wageningen University & Research have designed a demonstration greenhouse and are developing a research and education programme together with regional partners. In this project plant and economic researchers of Wageningen work together. "The tomato production in Agadir can easily be doubled. It is about ...

  • Innovative products and new approaches to promote sustainability in horticulture

    At the 29th International Horticultural Congress which takes place from August 17 to 22 in Brisbane, Australia, Bayer CropScience is showcasing its latest innovations and novel approaches for sustainable horticulture production. Under the theme ‘Innovating Together for Sustainable Horticulture’ experts from the company present recent product novelties and new solutions that underline ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Software to improve sustainability in horticultural, grape and wine-growing, and sugar beet production

    The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development Neiker-Tecnalia, the public body that reports to the Sub-Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Policy of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community (region), in coordination with the consulting firms HAZI Fundazioa (rural, shoreline and food development) and IK Ingeniería (ecodesign and environmental innovation in ...

  • Urban horticulture supplies fresh food, creates jobs, recycles waste

    By 2025, more than half the developing world's population - an estimated 3.5 billion people - will be urban. For policy makers and urban planners in poor countries, greener cities could be the key to ensuring safe, nutritious food, sustainable livelihoods and healthier communities. The concept of "green cities" is usually associated with urban planning in the more developed world. But it has a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Dutch-German research team develops new integrated crop protection system for greenhouse horticulture

    The Dutch-German ‘Healthy Greenhouse’ project offers a completely new ‘total concept’ for crop protection in modern greenhouse horticulture. This new ‘Healthy Greenhouse System’ enables growers to produce high-quality crops without pests and diseases. After four years of research the results of the Interreg project ‘Healthy Greenhouse’ will be ...

  • Geo-thermal Heating Projects

    Verbakel-Bomkas is aware that the availability of fossile fuels is finite. The use of available natural resources contributes to the development of green businesses. Geo-thermal heat offers many possibilities for horticulture. Geo-thermal heat originates from depths of 500 meter or deeper and comes from earth's core. The heat is useful for heating in both residential as in several industrial ...


    By VB Greenhouses B.V.

  • 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 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

  • New Projects in Japan, Mexico and Guatemala

    Verbakel-Bomkas is contributing to the international growth of high-tech horticultural greenhouse projects. In the past months several new projects have been designed and engineered for our export markets.  In Japan two innovative greenhouse projects have been prepared in collaboration with our local partner Tomita Technologies. One special 1 hectare project for the cultivation of ...


    By VB Greenhouses B.V.

  • HAL Project to Eradicate Fruit Fly in Western Australia

    Western Australia could one day be fruit fly free with a new pilot program aiming to eradicate Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly) in the state's southwest horticulture precinct. Regarded as one of the major fruit and vegetable pests in the world, Medfly is worth more than $200 million per annum in damages caused to susceptible crops in Western Australia and market access ...

  • Project to support access to market for marginalized farmers

    Poor women and youth in marginalized areas of Kenya and South Sudan will gain improved access to markets for their agricultural produce, under a new project agreement. The $1.9 million project falls under a broader FAO-Italy programme of food security through commercialization of agriculture, in Eastern Africa, West Africa, Central America and the Caribbean. The project represents one of the ...

  • Delta Consultants’ Greencastle Project Launches Website

    Take a virtual tour of Greencastle Tropical Study Center’s ecologically rich and breathtakingly beautiful property in Jamaica, dedicated to sustainable agriculture, ecotourism and education. St. Paul, Minnesota  – Greencastle Tropical Study Center is a not-for-profit institution formed to provide economic, social and educational benefits to rural Jamaican communities, students ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • New $13.8 million project aims to boost banana production in Uganda and Tanzania

    Millions of smallholder banana farmers in Tanzania and Uganda are set to benefit from a new $13.8 million project to develop and distribute higher-yielding, disease-resistant hybrid banana varieties. The effort is being funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Rony Swennen, a ...

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