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  • Can Gardeners Catch Deadly Legionnaire’s Disease from Potting Soil?

    Most gardeners consider their hobby to be a healthy one, but they maybe unknowingly exposed to Legionnaire’s disease, a serious pneumonia that often has long term effects after the pneumonia has cleared.   Legionnaire’s disease can be caused by different species of Legionella bacteria Typically, the infection is caused by the inhalation of contaminated aerosolized water ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • What were they drinking? Researchers investigate radioactive crock pots

    Radioactive toothpaste, suppositories, makeup: Would-be inventors seeking to capitalize on the discovery of radioactivity in the late 19th century produced a plethora of questionable medical devices and treatments. Among the most famous of these was the Revigator, an earthenware vessel that, according to an advertisement, would infuse drinking water with “the lost element of original ...

  • Neti Pots Linked to Deaths Caused by Waterborne Amoeba Naegleria Fowleri

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is warning people against using tap water in neti pots due to a serious health risk, reports MSNBC. Nasal-irrigation devices, called neti pots, are implicated in two deaths in Louisiana caused by the amoeba Naegleria fowleri, which rapidly destroys brain tissue. Health officials believe that the two recent victims filled neti pots with tap water ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM F1114 - 11 Standard Specification for Heat Sanitizing Commercial Pot, Pan, and Utensil Stationary Rack Type Water-Driven Rotary Spray

    This specification covers the material, design, and performance requirements pertinent to the construction of water-driven rotary spray type, stationary rack commercial pot, pan, and utensil washing machines that are manually fed yet automatically controlled to uniformly wash, rinse, and ...


    By ASTM International

  • NIWA scientists survey blue cod fishery

    The survey, which took place from late September until early November, was carried out on behalf of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to assess the status of blue cod stocks in the region. It included the Queen Charlotte Sound, Pelorus Sound, D'Urville Island and Point Underwood to the northern tip of Arapawa Island, including the Brothers Islands. For the first time NIWA fishery ...

  • Knox Nursery Earns Veriflora® Certification for its Sustainable Growing Practices

    Knox Nursery, a top 100 young plant producer and finished annual grower, recently received Veriflora Certification for its sustainable growing practices. The 150 million young plants and 6 million 4-inch annuals the company produces each ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • New marijuana industry wrestles with pesticides and safety

    Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. And because the crop has been illegal for so long, neither growers nor scientists have any reliable research to help fight the infestations. As legal marijuana moves from basements and backwoods to warehouses and commercial fields, the mold and spider mites that once ruined only a few plants at a time can ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

  • Bills to regulate medical marijuana head to Gov. Jerry Brown

    With California voters likely to consider legalizing recreational marijuana use next year, state lawmakers approved a package of legislation that would create the first statewide licensing and operating rules for pot growers and retail weed outlets since the state became the first to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. Lawmakers in both houses of the Legislature pushed through three Democratic ...


    By Associated Press

  • MARVIN™ technology saves agriculture & horticulture time and money

    Four hundred thousand seedlings, nearly half of what a plant grower of, say, young tomato plants, produces in one season; this is the amount that sorting machines with the MARVIN technology can process in a single day. They rapidly make 3D models of the plants and accurately evaluate their size and features in milliseconds. “The information can be automatically recorded in a database and ...

  • Fruit Logistica, Berlin, Germany

    The Leading Trade Fair for the International Fresh Produce Trade Attended by one of our UK reseller partners. FRUIT LOGISTICA is the most important business and communication arena of the international fresh produce trade. The industry’s key decision makers are there as exhibitors and trade visitors and have the opportunity of approaching potential business partners with their ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • Exciting News for Vineland with FedDev Investment Announcement

    Member of Parliament Vance Badawey, Niagara Centre and Member of Parliament Chris Bittle, St. Catharines announced $5.76 million in FedDev Ontario funding for Vineland’s new Collaborative Greenhouse Technology Centre at a special event June 3. Hon Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Alan Caslin, Niagara Regional Chair were also present to discuss the ...

  • 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.

  • TEG Environmental acquires Banham Compost in GBP 3.1m deal

    Organic waste specialist TEG Environmental has acquired Banham Compost in a £3.1 million deal. Acquired from parent company Banham Poultry, the 28,000 tonne facility composts green and category three waste products from both the public and private sector. TEG believes the Norfolk site, which is currently running at 55 per cent capacity, has great potential and is confident it can push capacity up ...

  • Agrium and PotashCorp Provide Update on Approvals for Proposed Merger of Equals

    Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) (TSX: POT) (NYSE: POT) advised that the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued a final order approving their merger of equals transaction to be implemented by way of a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act. As previously announced, shareholders of both companies ...


    By PotashCorp

  • Super hanging basket liners

    As budding gardeners welcome the arrival of spring and start preparing their hanging baskets and planters, a new innovative water-retaining liner fabric will help make nurturing and caring for plants a lot less time consuming and reduce overall water usage. The Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) technology of UK based manufacturer Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL), is a unique fibrous technology and which ...


    By Technical Absorbents

  • Intelex celebrates the holiday in style

    Intelex celebrated the holiday season with a night of dinner and dancing on Saturday, December 4th at The Carlu, a unique and historical venue in downtown Toronto. Guests enjoyed a varied menu of hors d'oeuvres including mini beef burgers, pulled chicken & mulled pear quiches, grilled prawns, seasoned potato wedges, mini salmon pot pies, and ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Simon Jones looks back on 26 years with Certis

    With a background in horticulture and a career in crop protection spanning 35 years, including 26 years at Certis, Simon Jones - UK Technical Manager - has seen the business evolve significantly in this time. “Two generations of ornamental growers in the family really sparked my interest in the industry,” he says. After qualifying with an OND in Glasshouse Crops Production, Simon went ...


    By Certis UK

  • Mastering Greenhouse Efficiency with Robotics at Vineland

    Imagine technology that could preemptively find disease in plants, allowing growers to address it proactively. Or sensors that could help irrigate more resourcefully. Or robots that could selectively harvest ripe crops. At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Niagara, it seems as though the future is now. Vineland’s Robotics & Automation team — comprised of 5 PhDs and 6 ...

  • MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair

    Location of MSHS Retail Booth and Educational Display The Minnesota State Fair moved our retail/membership booth and our educational display. You'll find us in The Dirt wing, next to the north hall, in the Ag/Hort Building. The Dirt wing is also the location of the educational stage. Don't leave the building without stopping in to say hi! The Fair is always a great time ...

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