Improving growers' understanding of their irrigation water

Water certainly is one of the most precious resources, not only because it’s crucially important but also because it can be rather scarce. That’s why it’s essential for growers to understand how to use it more efficiently. On the one hand, this would reduce water consumption and thus operational costs;…

Dr. Rex researching hemp and aquaponics at the University of Arizona

"Growing hemp in aquaponics results in higher yields, better cannabinoid and terpene profile"

The lack of skilled labor can be addressed at its very root with education. No wonder many universities in the US are launching, or already have, programs to train the near-future generation of cannabis professionals. While there’s still a long way to go about that, as the demand for such an education…

"Invest in air treatment, not only from an energy saving point of view"

With systems based on air treatment to make an optimal greenhouse climate, Van Dijk heating seemed to be ahead of the game for a long time. The gas price was low and so was the urgency to think about alternative systems for greenhouse heating. The energy crisis is changing all that. At their head office…

Fulco Wijdooge, general manager Ridder China

“The people here are enthusiastic and motivated, that's a very inspiring mentality"

China is an interesting market for the greenhouse industry. Fulco Wijdooge, general manager at Ridder, has been living in the Asian country for 18 years now. During that time, he’s got acquainted with all the differences between the Chinese and Dutch markets and entrepreneurial mentalities.Vlnr.: Greg…

Caeli fan unit: air movement and insight into greenhouse climate thanks to heat map

Could you do without large fans above the crop in the greenhouse? During a visit to a new-build project for a tomato grower, the men from Alcomij got the idea. What if you pull the air through the greenhouse column? A few years later, at the office in 's-Gravenzande, the editor of this article has a…

How to prevent bud rot for cannabis GMP certification

Bud rot is, in fact, the same fungal disease as botrytis or gray mold. But when it comes to cannabis, as the dense buds create the perfect conditions for it to develop, it’s known simply as bud rot. It’s also one of the most common issues in cannabis cultivation, leading to large amounts of yield loss…

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Using ozone to fight cannabis odor

Ozone is known and used in the horticultural industry for the treatment of water and clearing out water systems – but in other industries, it’s also a proven tool for odor control. Why not make that application suitable for cannabis greenhouses? This is what the Total Energy Group team asked themselves,…

Blue Nose Aerial Imaging

"Drones and autonomous systems take cannabis industry profits higher"

In states that allow cannabis cultivation, companies have turned to advanced technology to increase efficiencies in crop management, production and delivery. Exploring the cannabis landscape reveals how drones and robotics are taking cannabis business profits higher. Elevating the industryDrones and…

"Electrostatics save cannabis growers water and time"

OnTarget Spray Systems is an electrostatic spray company with over 27 years in the specialty crop market, helping growers use 80 percent less water, and spray in half the time. With successful testimonials from growers in strawberries, blueberries, wine grapes, and table grapes, OnTarget recently…


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