Technique

WUR LightLab to be accredited for light measurements

The Wageningen University & Research LightLab has unique measuring equipment to measure characteristics such as translucency, diffusion and spectrum of greenhouse cover materials and screens. Now, WUR LightLab is the first ISO17025 accredited lab to be permitted to carry out measurements under the…

Why use a greenhouse humidifier

Smart Fog makes commercial humidifiers for the food industry. These humidifiers produce micron droplets that sanitize a space without leaving behind moisture on surfaces. From the greenhouse humidifier to the grocery store case humidifier, Smart Fog can keep produce clean and safe. Keeps produce clean and safeSmart Fog…

BumperCrop offers

Free Covid-19 staff checklist app for greenhouses

The team at BumperCrop have worked in conjunction with growers over the past two weeks on a new App to help address the New Zealand rules for operating during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Although not all rules are the same internationally, it could be very useful for growers in different countries as…

Danish students develop drone that monitors crops in vertical farming

A new drone, developed in Denmark, with the help of two cameras and QR codes can monitor any individual plant’s condition in vertical cultivation. The drone was developed during a school project by a group of students at the Aarhus University School of Engineering. The presentation video for the project:…

Watch out: a list of recognisable digital security dangers in horticulture

Virtually everyone says "yes" when asked if digital security is important. When push comes to shove, though, labour or water gets more priority from the grower, and for suppliers, there's always a higher item on the to-do-list, too. Strange actually, because in all company processes digital security is…

Colder outside air ingeniously mixed with greenhouse air

"As you can see, it looks quite 'space age' and industrial and that has its reasons", says Hans Weisbeek of Hinova in an item on Dutch regional television about the development of the Hinovator. The regional TV channel sees there are quite a few horticulture suppliers in the region, and that those…

New findings unravel how plants control energy generation

Researchers at Western Sydney University and The Australian National University have discovered new chemical communication pathways that determine how a plant changes when it emerges from darkness in the soil to light. When plants are grown in the dark, they are white or pale-yellow because they lack the…

Purdue study finds signal cascade that keeps plant stem cells active

Pools of stem cells in the apical meristems of plants are key to continued growth and development. Understanding how these stem cells are maintained and balanced against differentiated cells could lead to methods for increasing crop yield and biomass. Purdue University scientists have uncovered a key…

European Innovation Partnership project

Developing the sensor technology of the future

Heliospectra is leading an innovation project supported by EU funds; European Innovation Partnership (EIP). The overall purpose for the EIP-support is to create better…

See how drones will fly through your greenhouse

Last week PATS released their official demo video at the ‘Fruitnet World of Fresh Ideas’ prior to the start of the Fruit Logistica 2020 exhibition. The video shows more about their solution and how this helps growers to tackle difficult pests. For more information:PATS+31 (0)6 330 876 50info@pats-drones.compats-drones.com 

5 digital horticulture practices to bring into 2020

In the past decade we’ve seen the world go through a major digital transformation. And it’s still going strong, with innovations piling up in all industries including the horticulture sector. At 30MHz, they believe there’s still a lot of untapped potential when it comes to digital horticulture. What…

New low-temperature condensing boiler helps saving on energy costs

Kaleo is an Icelandic rock band and a small town in Ghana - both might not interest you too much. Yet Kaléo is also the name of the new condensing boiler launched by Richel. This highly efficient boiler makes it possible to save on energy costs. Condensing boilersCondensing boilers have gotten more and more…

Illumitex terminates LED lighting operations, shifts focus to AI

Illumitex terminates its LED lighting operations, aiming to become a pure AgTech computer-vision AI company that deploys edge vision systems, edge AI, and cloud services to provide visualization and augmented intelligence for controlled environment agriculture. “With installations ramping, we are seeing…


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