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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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Direct Solutions Adds Two to Agronomy Team

    Direct Solutions today announced the addition of Brandon Green and Bob Raley to the green industry distributor’s Turf & Horticulture agronomy team. “Building a solution-oriented agronomy team is one of our most important jobs,” said David Gingrich, Managing Director of Direct Solutions. “The addition of Brandon and Bob to our team of talented agronomists gives us two valuable resources to ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Agrium Advanced Technologies Making Colorado State University Greener

    Agrium Advanced Technologies (AAT) and Colorado State University (CSU) today announced the use of environmentally responsible, slow- and controlled-release fertilizers at CSU’s main campus in Fort Collins as part of both organizations’ ongoing collaboration and commitment to sustainability initiatives. AAT donated a variety of its slow- and controlled-release ...


    By PRWeb

  • SIMA to Publish Snow Business® in 2017; Turf® to focus on snow and ice with PLOW, a supplement publication

    Starting in 2017, the publishing agreement with Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) and Grand View Media to publish Snow Business® magazine will expire. As such, SIMA will take over all publishing of Snow Business® magazine and will serve an audience of 30,000 snow and ice management professionals. Likewise, Turf® magazine announces PLOW, a supplement complementing the parent ...


    By Grand View Media

  • 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 ...

  • ET Water to Showcase Smart Irrigation Solutions at The 2011 Long Beach Landscape Expo on October 12 and 13

    (2011 Long Beach Landscape Expo) -- ET Water Systems, the leader in smart irrigation control and water management solutions, today announced that it will be showcasing its award-winning portfolio of smart irrigation solutions, including the revolutionary and SWAT-approved HermitCrab™ and new SmartWorks™ Quick Connect Replacement Panel for Rain Bird® 50-Pin, in booth #827 at The 2011 Long Beach ...


    By Marketwire

  • € 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

  • ET Water Sponsors Irrigation Association 2011 Water Conference

    ET Water Systems, the leader in smart irrigation control and water management solutions, today announced sponsorship participation at the Water Conference. "Water for the Future: The Role of Efficient Irrigation" is the theme for the third annual Water Conference presented by the Irrigation Association (IA) in conjunction with the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC). The 2011 ...


    By Marketwire

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