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  • USD 10-million facility for studying climate change effects on plant growth opens at IRRI

    On a hot, breezy afternoon on 21 January 2016, an international gathering of agricultural scientists and development officials dedicated the Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility (PGF) on the campus of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). The opening of the USD 10 million state-of-the-art facility manifests IRRI’s commitment to better understand the effects of climate change on ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Copper-zinc interactions increase toxicity in soils, say researchers

    Agricultural soils accumulate trace metals, particularly copper and zinc, as a result of their presence in wastes (sewage biosolids and manures) and fungicides that are applied over long periods of time. Regulations and guidelines for tolerable concentrations of these potentially plant-toxic elements in soils are based on the assumption that the toxic effects of the metals are substantially ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Vermicompost leachate improves tomato seedling growth

    Worldwide, drought conditions, extreme temperatures, and high soil saline content all have negative effects on tomato crops. These natural processes reduce soil nutrient content and lifespan, result in reduced plant growth and yield, and ultimately translate to lower profits for tomato producers. As an alternative to unsustainable practices such as the use of synthetic fertilizers, producers are ...

  • RUBBLE MASTER RM60 recycles broken brick profitably

    The RUBBLE MASTER RM60 Compact Recycler is a machine designed for success in niche applications – something Austrian and international users alike have appreciated for years. These compact crushers - together with ideally-tuned RUBBLE MASTER pre and post crushing screens – are complete recycling centres which can be set up anywhere, anytime to process a wide range of materials quietly and ...


    By RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH

  • Call for Abstracts: I International Symposium on Quality Management of Organic Horticultural Produce

    The organizing committee of the First International Symposium on Quality Management of Organic Horticultural Produce (QMOH2015) to be held in Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand, during 7-9 December 2015, would like to invite you to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation at the symposium. This event is organized by Ubon Ratchatanai Rajabhat University (UBRU) and is suppprted by the ...

  • Departments of Environmental Protection and Health Remind Pennsylvanians to Take Precautions to Prevent West Nile Virus

    Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection today reported the season's first two detections of West Nile virus-carrying mosquitos since surveillance began in early May. The infected mosquitos were collected May 22 in Harborcreek Township, Erie County and May 23 in Straban Township, Adams County. Typically, the state's ...

  • Innovative Risk Management Program a First for Ontario`s Greenhouse Flower Growers

    The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping the province's greenhouse industry meet consumer demand for high quality floral products by supporting an innovative, private sector risk management fund.  The industry-designed GreenCHIP fund will provide compensation for lost product and business interruption in the event of a quarantine ordered by the Canada Food Inspection Agency. Flowers ...

  • Tree Donations Reforest Devastated Areas from Hurricanes and Drought

    Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), founded in Baton Rouge, a national ecological restoration company, with operations in Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, donated 2,500 live oak and cypress trees throughout 57 parishes in Louisiana including Orleans and surrounding parishes, announced CEO Elliott Bouillion. With the unanimous passing of HCR86 on May 8, 2013, RES ...

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