What the police could be doing in your irrigation system

Traditionally, when Dutch soccer clubs Ajax and Feyenoord play, police units are present. "As a rule, they don't do anything. They are passively present, sometimes out of sight. If it goes wrong, they intervene. This is just how 'police filters' work in irrigation systems," says Stefan Bakker of Netafim…

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"Profitable, clean, and efficient farming starts with renewable energy sources"

Energy is essential to agriculture, from fuel needed to operate machinery to the electricity necessary to heat or cool livestock and greenhouses. Most of this energy is…

Hemp-based composite could facilitate soil-free farming

Given the diversity of its applications, hemp has become an increasingly popular crop in the United States and elsewhere over the past half-decade. That increasing production has led to surges of an appealing byproduct: hemp fiber. Mixing hemp fibers with other materials can form multifunctional…

Smartphone screens effective sensors for soil or water contamination

The touchscreen technology used in billions of smartphones and tablets could also be used as a powerful sensor, without the need for any modifications.  Researchers from the University of Cambridge have demonstrated how a typical touchscreen could be used to identify common ionic contaminants in soil or drinking…

Ventilation unit at plant height in each greenhouse column for more homogenous climate

The greenhouse climate is controlled via the climate computer by means of a limited number of measuring boxes. Dutch company Caeli is therefore now launching a new greenhouse climate solution on the market which, according to the developers, does have insight into much more climate differences in the…

Bacto-Zyme

Enzymatic degreaser loosens biofilm within seconds

“While biofilm degradation occurs naturally over time, Bacto-Zyme expedites the process to happen within minutes,” says Royal Marty, chief executive officer and owner of Substrata.   Substrata is a Nevada-based biochemical manufacturing company that specializes in the production of enzymatic solutions for industrial…

Protective shield enabling stable trichome development

New trichome structure launched for cannabis cultivation

BioHarvest Sciences today unveiled a new "Amalgamated Trichomes Coral Structure" (ATCS) that they say will revolutionize the production of cannabis.  "We have successfully grown multiple trichomes in coral-shaped clusters where they are attached together in a natural structure. This structure protects the…

Can cannabis roots be used as source of active ingredients?

The most precious end-product of a cannabis plant is of course its flowers. All the cultivation efforts are put to obtain consistently high-grade flowers, as these contain the desired compounds to manufacture medicines. Yet, the cannabis plant has always proven itself to be particularly flexible in its…

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Effect of the flow rate on flow visualization of nutrient solution in hydroponics

In hydroponics, the flow pattern of nutrient solution in a cultivation container affects the growth of plants. Even if the flow rate of nutrient solution is the same between…

IT: New research to study stable production of cannabinoids

A new project by Canapa Sativa Italia aims to evaluate the productive stability of cannabinoids, both in germinated plants and clones. The project will be carried out by the Experimental Prophylactic Institute of Southern Italy, which wants to "evaluate how the environment affects the production of…

Biofarming shortens cycles from 14-23 weeks to 3-4 weeks

Few things are more complicated than producing medicines from biomass. The main reason is the fact that medicines have to provide the same effects to the user consistently. Thus, it doesn’t come as a surprise that producing medicine from a plant adds a whole new level of complexity, as said consistency…

CAN (BC): Scientists unlock cannabis genetic code

Advanced DNA analysis has allowed Victorian scientists to unlock the genetic code of medicinal cannabis, creating the world’s most complete genomic reference. Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas has congratulated scientists at Agriculture Victoria who have paved the way for faster precision…

CAN (BC): Biotech company cannabis cell reservoir produces ongoing flowering stage cannabinoid cells for 2 years

BioHarvest Sciences has reached a significant milestone in its production of Cannabinoids, with its first cell reservoir producing Cannabis Trichomes for the past two years. "This achievement demonstrates the efficiency and reliability of the Company’s BioFarming technology to produce the “flowering”…

Magic Flower

Bud Finisher protects plants from pests, make them ripen faster

"My business wasn't just saved, I also gained an extra full crop per year!"

The old story goes that Jack found some magic beans, and overnight they grew up beyond the clouds. Every grower wishes to come across such magic beans – just imagine how many cycles you could do in one year. Yet, magic is just science waiting to be discovered. “Magic Flower is a company centered around…

Horticulture wants to test 5G quickly

The four speakers in a Tomatoworld webinar this morning did not have an unequivocal answer to the question of whether 5G is the missing link on the road to autonomous greenhouses in horticulture. However, horticulture is keen to test what is possible with 5G. And not with what telecom providers are…

Israeli grower showcases the effects of controlling the roots zone temperature

In this new article series, we will spotlight the ag-tech startups that will be at the Israel Cannabis Innovation pavilion during the Cannafest, Prague, on November 5th-7th, where industry professionals will meet the most innovative Israeli cannabis technologies in the spotlight. In today’s edition, we…


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