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  • Optimal substrate moisture content determined for high-quality bedding plants

    The bedding plants sold in retail outlets are typically grown in greenhouse production environments where professionals can monitor irrigation, light, and temperature. When the greenhouse-grown plants reach the retail market, however, they are often subjected to a range of less-than-ideal light levels, temperatures, and irrigation schedules that can be detrimental to plant quality and vigor. ...

  • Bio gas plants. More efficiency using the QZ.

    The production of bio gas from bio mass has become an important branch. Such bio mass consists of renewable raw materials or substrates from field fruit such as, for example, corn, potatoes, beets, carrots, onions, cereals, sun flowers or green offcuts. By using the Querstromzerspaner QZ, the objective of producing energy in the form of methane gas can be pursued in a more forceful way. The ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa - ANDRITZ Group

  • Stable operation of biogas plants through the use of sugar-beet slices

    ‘Novy Dvor’ and ‘Vrbina’ are the flagship plants of EnviTec Biogas AG in Slovakia. The special feature of the two biogas plants situated close to Bratislava is the fact that their input contains a large proportion of sugar-beet residue, which is a waste product created by the nearby sugar factories. The sugar-beet residue makes up two-thirds of the input material that is ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • 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 ...

  • 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 S.A.

  • WHY YOU SHOULD USE COCONUT PEAT AND CHIPS?

    dvanced scientific research into the suitability of coco peat and coco products has been well established. Coir peat was regarded as of no use in the past but it is only an idea belonging to the past.  Scientists and agronomists promote it as the best organic medium to use as substrate because, It possesses high porosity enhancing healthy root growth.  It has natural tendency to ...


    By GW Biosubstrates

  • A Canadian winter fairy tale

    If the Canadian winter doesn‘t throw a spanner into our plans our engineers are confident that the 335 kW plant will be ready for commissioning at the end of January. “Till now we consider grape pomace, grass silage, chicken dung and glycerine as input materials, but we already send an application for fermenting leftovers like oils and drippings.“ explains Jan- Hendrik Thesing, project and ...


    By Triangle Ltd

  • Fertilizer placement affects nutrient leaching patterns

    Controlled-release fertilizers (CRFs) are a widely used method of delivering nutrients to nursery container crops. The fertilizers contain encapsulated solid mineral nutrients that dissolve slowly in water, and are then released into substrates over an extended period of time. Although the use of CRFs is an accepted practice, growers and researchers are always looking for ways to decrease ...

  • Water content thresholds recommended for Gardenia jasminoides

    More efficient irrigation management has become a primary focus in sustainable container plant production as growers look for ways to improve resource use and mitigate negative environmental impacts of fertilizers and pesticides that are often found in nursery runoff. Among the new technologies for increasing irrigation efficiency is the use of soil moisture sensors for automated irrigation. The ...

  • New Soil Moisture and Temperature Sensor from Delta-T Devices – the SM150T

    The new SM150T Sensor is ideal for measuring moisture content and temperature in soils and substrates. It has a wide range of applications across science, horticulture and agriculture, and is a reliable and cost-effective sensor for system integrators, who appreciate its ease of installation and simple interface (0 – 1 V DC output). The SM150T’s advanced patented electronics and ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • 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.

  • ANDRITZ MeWa presents new cross-flow shredder generation for biogas facilities

    ANDRITZ MeWa’s Bio-QZ is used in hundreds of European biogas facilities for processing many different input materials, such as organic waste, corn silage, grass clippings, sugar beets, cattle and horse manure, as well as packaged food that has passed its sell-by date. Flexible tools inside the machine produce a homogeneous substrate that leads to faster gas formation, shorter fermentation ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • Scientists unlock some key secrets of photosynthesis

    New research led by chemists in the Baruch '60 Center for Biochemical Solar Energy Research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is seeking to detail the individual steps of highly efficient reactions that convert sunlight into chemical energy within plants and bacteria. In a paper published in the recent edition of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal, Energy & Environmental Science, the ...


    By FLS Energy

  • Chinese astronauts use the WET Sensor to help grow lettuce in space

    Delta-T Devices has revealed that their multi-parameter WET Sensor has been used by Chinese astronauts aboard the Tiangong-2 Space Lab. Tiangong-2, whose name means “Heavenly Palace”, was launched on 15th Sept 2016, and is designed to allow Chinese scientists to test the life support technologies needed to create a permanently staffed Space Station by 2022. Two Chinese astronauts ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • ANDRITZ MeWa launches successful collaboration with new trading partner in France

    ANDRITZ MeWa, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, is further extending its worldwide sales network. A partnership was launched this summer with Graen Tech, based in Kehl, Germany, for the sale of ANDRITZ MeWa’s shredding and crushing machines in France. The new partnership has already been very successful: An agricultural operation in the small French community of Vihiers, ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • 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-Munksjö

  • Decagon devices part of US$5m USDA grant

    Decagon Devices, in Pullman, Washington is part of a national team that recently received a 5-year USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture Specialty Crop Research Initiative Grant award of $5,161,495 to investigate precision irrigation and nutrient management for nursery, greenhouse and green roof systems using wireless sensor networks. Decagon Devices, an environmental instrumentation ...


    By METER Group, Inc.

  • Chinese space programm use the W.E.T. Sensor to help grow lettuce in space

    The multi-parameter W.E.T. Sensor is in use by Chinese astronauts aboard the Tiangong-2 Space Lab. Tiangong-2, which translates into “Heavenly Palace”, was launched on the 15th of September 2016. This space station is designed to allow Chinese scientists to test life support ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Sensor-based Irrigation Systems Show Potential to Increase Greenhouse Profitability

    Wireless sensor-based irrigation systems can offer significant benefits to greenhouse operators. Advances in sensor technology and increased understanding of plant physiology have made it possible for greenhouse growers to use water content sensors to accurately determine irrigation timing and application rates in soilless substrates. The wireless sensor systems provide more accurate measurements ...

  • Recycled erosion/growing/filtering product

    Hi We have been developing this product for the last 3 years. It is very simple in it's design but extremely effective. What started out as 3 pieces of galvanized steel is now one single piece of recycled plastic. The plastic itself is collected from farms as used bale wrap (winter feed covering for hay) it is then processed into granules which are then used to make our system. They are flexible ...


    By A & E Solutions.

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