Technique

A guide to grow light spectrum

Choosing the right grow light spectrum for your commercial operation can be a challenge. Many LED grow light suppliers have conflicting information on the topic due to bad marketing or simply a lack of knowledge in plant and light research. In this article, the light spectrum experts of Lumigrow break down what light spectrum…

Smart water monitoring technology ensures water safety

Water intelligence innovator Ketos and Dramm Corporation announced a strategic partnership to empower growers across the United States and Canada. Understanding the correlation between water quality and product safety, Dramm will use Ketos water monitoring solutions to provide growers with…

Innovative Growers Equipment acquires Tank-Mart

Innovative Growers Equipment of Sycamore, Illinois, USA has acquired Tank-Mart, Texas, USA. Future orders for tanks and related equipment will be fulfilled under Tank-Mart, an…

Water silos are getting stronger...and higher

The larger the diameter of the tank, the lower the tank will be. This was the principle in the world of water silos. It had everything to do with the water pressure becoming too high. However, with current technology, the improved quality of steel, and improved technical calculations, it is possible to…

Bluelab wins another Innovation Award

"Accessible solutions to help growers with better insight into substrate or water"

“Excellence in Innovation”. That’s what Bluelab was awarded last week at the New Zealand International Business Awards 2019. It’s the second innovation award the team won this year: earlier they won the Excellence in Innovation award at the Bay of Plenty Export New Zealand Awards. “A rapid, serial…

Retrofitting an old vegetable glasshouse to an F-Clean cannabis facility

Starting new projects can be quite expensive and can take some time to set up. Especially in a fast growing market like cannabis production, quickly getting your facility ready for production can make or break your position in the market. Azrom found a quick solution for a cannabis grower in Portugal, by…

US (DC): New Frontier Data launches online cannabis data marketplace

Washington D.C.-based cannabis data, analytics, and business intelligence firm New Frontier Data today announced the launch of the first-ever global and digital cannabis data marketplace on its online platform Equio. The new feature on Equio will provide access for all subscription levels to individual…

Houweling's keeps UltraClima Semi-Closed Greenhouse patent

On October 11th 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the validity of the U.S. patent directed to the UltraClima Semi-Closed Greenhouse. The Ultra-Clima Patent was opposed by eleven greenhouse manufacturers, who combined efforts to challenge the patent.  However, the U.S.…

"All biological control in your pocket with new app"

All the biological control in your pocket, anywhere, anytime and instantly: Bioline Agrosciences has taken the challenge with theBioline App. The Bioline App is a mobile application developed by Bioline Agrosciences to help producers and distributors to implement their biocontrol programs in the best…

"The ultimate goal is to close the water cycle"

Discharging crop water is actually a waste of both expensive water and expensive fertilizers and at Priva they don't like that at all. That's why Kees van der Kruk is happy to inform us on the developments concerning the closure of the water cycle. What do we know and what is still unknown? Vital…

Covering water buffers prevents evaporation and algae growth

“We get a lot of requests for covering water surfaces from all over the world”, says Bas van der Elst of Hendic. “A lot of valuable water is lost due to evaporation otherwise, and without adequate coverage, algae growth causes trouble in the filtration- and drip systems. Storing water in silos and…

Arno Eussen (ProfitableServices) invites entrepreneurs to create new business model:

'Sharing knowledge and service are a different ball game than just producing"

Arno Eussen, Freshprojects: "Knowledge is conjecture neutral." He recently launched the platform ProfitableServices, with which he wants to help entrepreneurs to look differently at knowledge sharing and service. How? Well, as a new business model. "In a recession, the orders for products are declining,…

Solution for biofilm buildup and water pathogen launched in the U.S.

Bio-Cide International have reached an agreement with Key Solutions and LLK Greenhouse Solutions, a national horticultural service provider offering design, supply/distribution and construction solutions, to bring their Oxine®WT solution to the American market. Oxine®WT can be used to disinfect media,…

Will a smart approach to cannabis change traditional farming?

Controlled-atmosphere (CA) technology is applied in indoor cultivation spaces where plants grow in a "bubble-like" environment. Not an airtight environment, but a…

UY: Blockchain emerging as new traceability option for cannabis

æternity, the open-source blockchain for building decentralized applications, today announced that it is creating a supply chain management platform for the cannabis trade…

Ozone Event Agrozone focuses on water quality management

"A disinfectant is no longer ordered from a brochure"

How many rounds in the greenhouse does a grower make in a day? Enough to sometimes ‘not really’ see certain things. For example, a very slow, dirty cloth filter or a condensation gutter that empties directly into the clean drain. Recently, during a day on which water in Dutch horticulture - including the WaterEvent - was central, some seventy people gathered to reflect on water…

Ferry Visser, Dutch grower, about Airmix

"This system is priceless"

Keeping the screen cloth closed while still ventilating and dehumidifying is not a challenge anymore, they say at Van der Ende Groep. Ferry van der Ende: "That is what the Airmix was developed for. The Airmix draws cool air from above the screen when the screen is completely closed and blows it into the cultivation area below…

US (CO): As “green rush” rolls on, Boulder’s Surna helping make cannabis industry more sustainable

Boulder-based Surna, which designs, engineers and manufactures application-specific environmental control and air sanitation systems for commercial, state- and provincial-regulated indoor cannabis cultivation facilities in the U.S. and Canada, is helping cannabis growers become sustainable and efficient…

Controlling the roof cleaner remotely without damaging the foil

Keeping the roofs of greenhouses clean is important for multiple reasons, but not in the least to allow light to penetrate with ease and help the produce grow. Making the process of cleaning the roofs of greenhouses easier and more accessible is one of the goals of Van der Waay. Their Top Cleaners can…

US (CA): Mavericks Renewables selects Procurant for greenhouse IoT solution

Procurant, a Silicon Valley technology company transforming the global food supply chain, today announced that Mavericks Renewable Energy, an energy-as-a-service provider for…


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