Technique

Florent Antonetti with Hydrotek Hydroponics:

"We want to help growers grow their plants more efficiently"

The high value of the cannabis crop is pushing growers to bring their A-game to their operation: the market is becoming increasingly competitive, while prices are going down. So, growers have to produce the highest quality if they want to stand out in this young industry. Yet, there are still many…

Optimizing genotyping processes at lower costs

NRGene, AI based genomic analysis for research and agricultural breeding company, announced the launch of SNPer – a new product that optimizes genotyping processes and gathers…

Keygene

Apoximis: easy propagation of high yielding hybrids

Plant reproductive biologists of KeyGene identified a DNA region from dandelion that is essential for apomixis, the process that enables plants to clonally form seeds without…

Acniti cooperates with Vsquare:

Japan based company brings nano bubble solutions to the Netherlands

Osaka Japan based Acniti LLC announces its partnership with Vsquare Holding B.V. in Vollenhove, the Netherlands. The company specialises in developing and producing nano bubble technology systems.  The partnership will be on exclusive basis for sales and development in the Benelux and eventually bound to expand…

Automated irrigation techniques

Jeff Neff, Senior Applications Technician at Argus Controls, discusses  irrigation techniques and automation, including considerations that can be important when deciding which system to choose advantages of automating this process, as well as key considerations for implementing automated irrigation by using irrigation solutions…

Monitor temperature and humidity for perishables with LogTag data recorders

QA Supplies recommends the UHADO-16 and HASO- 8 humidity and temperature loggers for monitoring current humidity and temperature readings simultaneously. These unique products are ideal for recording and monitoring the environment within a barn, warehouse, cooler, refrigerated transportation, and more. LogTag’s…

also saves 40 to 70 percent of energy

Hygroscopic solution takes aim at humidity issues

The high relative humidity in the greenhouse was one of the main reasons for Hungarian fresh herb grower Akkos to invest in a dehumidifier. About four years ago, they installed the dehumidification systems of Agam Greenhouses and since then, plants are healthier and more stable than before. Special about…

GlobalGAP

New user-friendly GlobalGAP app

GlobalGAP announced the launch of their new app 'GLOBALG.A.P. Solutions'. It has been available to download from app stores since 24 July. The app, available for both Android and IOS devices,…

Plant nanobiohybrids as living sensors for on-site environmental pollutants detection

Photoluminescent metal organic frameworks (MOFs) were grown into a living plant (Syngonium podophyllum) via immersing their roots in aqueous solution of disodium terephthalate…

Why cooling is an important part of climate control

Why is cooling important? Well, first to control temperature and humidity, secondly to avoid plant stress, then also to prevent over-irrigation and to ensure flower set.  ​The selection…

TAPKIT

the hydroponic mobile app of TAPKIT

i-Droponix has new features

After a successful pilot period of its basic version of i-Droponics, some more features are coming to TAPKIT. Tapkit is a small, 500m2 hydroponic greenhouse with an NFT system, packing facilities and a nursery. The system has already been installed in Israel, South Korea, the Philippines and Mauritius, twenty five in total. The…

Christina Krönauer and Damiano Lironi

Researchers discover how plants distinguish beneficial from harmful microbes

Legume plants know their friends from their enemies, and now, researchers found how they do it at the molecular level. Plants recognize beneficial microbes and keep harmful ones out, which is important for healthy plants production and global food security. Scientists have now discovered how legumes use…

Yuhua Glass

printed patterns on the glass:

No more shadow in the greenhouse

“In 2011 we started with glass for greenhouses,” says Marcel Kahi, Sales Manager with Yuhua Glass. The company has over thirty years of experience in the glass business. At the moment, they sell more than 250 hectares of diffusing glass every year. They are also involved in solar glass, which is mostly used as cover for solar…

Wageningen University & Research

Breakthrough in research into mechanical forces in plant cells

Researchers have long been searching for ways to observe and measure the mechanical forces that act on plant cells. Professor of Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter Joris Sprakel and Professor of Biochemistry Dolf Weijers at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands, recently made a breakthrough…

Adding tech hardware and software to your greenhouse

Greenhouse computers and equipment have transformed the way we grow. The IoT is pushing the future of farming to the next level, and smart agriculture is becoming more…

Plant responses to UV blocking greenhouse covers

Pure polyethylene (PE) is enriched with several additives to make it a smart application material in protected cultivation, as a cover material for either greenhouses or…

Recovering up to 95% of water with HPRO

Water scarcity, the sustainability debate and legislation relating to ground water use: these are all topics of great current interest that helped inspire Moor Filtertechniek (part of Van der Ende Groep) to develop the High Performance Reverse Osmosis (HPRO) system. The HPRO has an innovative hydraulic…

Water-filled glass; saving energy and reducing carbon emissions

Most everyone knows that heating and cooling buildings is not only expensive, but a massive issue due to the resulting carbon emissions. According to the UK Green Building Council, the built environment contributes around 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint – with heating alone contributing to 10% of…

University of East Anglia

Controlling plants with the power of light

University of East Anglia scientists have helped find a way to control different plant processes – such as when they grow – using nothing but coloured light. The development reveals how coloured light can be used to control biological processes in plants by switching different genes on and off. The…

Hortinergy

Calculating optimal equipment and settings, before the greenhouse is built

“Our software calculates the best configuration of a closed greenhouse for any crop all over the world,” says Vincent Stauffer, director of Hortinergy, a French technology company. It’s mostly used before the construction of a closed greenhouse to select and size the equipment.  It helps to make sure that…

Water use efficiency in greenhouse systems and the application in horticulture

Traditional culture system (TCS) in open field is high demanding in water and other natural resources and thus has driven the development of protected cultivation systems with innovative horticultural growing techniques. Greenhouse systems and soilless culture system (SCS) can allow obtaining high yields…

Scientists begin developing math and plant biology video game

Plant science meets gaming

Renee Dale, PhD, postdoctoral associate in Ivan Baxter and Christopher Topp’s lab, used to experience math anxiety. She questioned her ability to do complicated mathematics, even though she was interested in the subject matter. “Math anxiety is a perception that can definitely impact how you perform. It can also prevent…

Cost-effective embedded platform for greenhouse environment control

A new paper presents the development of a cost-effective automatic system for greenhouse environment control. The architectural and functional features were analyzed in the context of the realization of a controlled-environment agricultural system through all its stages: installation, deployment of the…


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