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Thursday, July 24, 2014


UK: Matthews Flower Group building 2 hectare cut flower greenhouse
A collaboration between Andigestion Ltd and Matthews Flower Growers Ltd will see renewable heat and electricity generated at Holsworthy Biogas Plant, create up to 54 new jobs in Holsworthy. Andigestion already employees 17 staff at Holsworthy Biogas Plant, generating 80MW of renewable electricity per day.....

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Mardenkro ReduSystems:
'Screens hardly needed due to coating'
Since Dutch flower nursery, van de Westeringh, started using ReduHeat and ReduFuse IR, the shade screens have hardly been used at all. The flower colour remains good and working conditions are better.The 3.2 ha nursery in Varik grows the special chrysanthemum Madiba, a small-flowering Santini. “It’s a crop.....

Urban Produce to open first patented high density vertical growing unit
Ed Horton, President and CEO of Urban Produce LLC, has announced that Urban Produce will be opening its first, patented, High Density Vertical Growing System, where they will begin growing USDA organic leafy greens. Urban Produce will be growing all types of LIVE and CUT produce, from 28 varieties of.....

Looije Tomatoes minimizes crop control, energy consumption, optimizes quality, production with ActivAir
At its location Venneperweg in Burgerveen, Looije Tomatoes has realized a unique project for the production of honey tomatoes. VB Climate has implemented this project in close cooperation with Priva, Havecon and FormFlex. Thanks to this cooperation the practical experience of these companies has been.....

High-tech greenhouse research facility for Australian horticulture
Supported by Wageningen UR Greenhouse horticulture, a new high-tech greenhouse research facility will be built on the campus of University of Western Sydney, 50 km West of Sydney, Australia. Greenhouse horticultural industry is fast developing in Australia. Several new large vegetable production sites have.....

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Russia: Chelyabinsk gives fund compensation to greenhouse complex
Regional funds compensation for Agapovsky Greenhouse Complex: 10 million roubles.Village Agapovka in Chelyabinsk region. The funding of the biggest greenhouses of the region was promised by the Head of Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Sergey Sushkov, this week. Among the biggest are Agricultural complex in.....


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Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye
Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel.Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in.....


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US set to become urea self-sufficient on fertiliser capacity boom
US nitrogen fertiliser capacity has boomed in recent years as natural gas costs have decreased. According to a new report from Rabobank – A Shale Tale: The aftermath of the US Nitrogen Fertiliser Boom - the US nitrogen fertiliser market is now reaching a point of saturation, as announced capacities are.....


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DATA Technologies to introduce new generation of counting machines
For sectors like the seed industry, where it's imperative to be able to quickly and accurately count small items, reliable counting equipment is a must. To fill the needs of industries like those, DATA Technologies has been working on the next generation of machines, which they promise are faster and more.....


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A+G van den Bosch on Paskal weighing system
Assessing effectiveness of cultivation measures on graphs
From the start of the current season, the tomato grower A+G van den Bosch is working with the Paskal weighing system, by monitoring the weight of plants it is possible to assess the effectiveness of the cultivation measures. "You think something has a beneficial effect, but is that true? We can now read it.....


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AU: Kale suppliers say rapid rise of popularity leading to worldwide shortage
One of the world's major kale seed suppliers says it has run out of every variety of the trendy vegetable. "You could describe it as embarrassing to us, but it's just one of those things that's happened on a global basis," Tony Hubbard from Bejo Seeds, which is based in the Netherlands, said. "It's caught us.....


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Oppy goes back to school with Sesame Street
A wide assortment of Oppy products are getting in character right now, suiting up for a comprehensive ’eat brighter!’ roll out. The marketer’s first offering―a mesh bag filled with seedless, easy-peel citrus featuring Cookie Monster for back-to-school promotions―will hit the shelves by.....


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Tic Tac promotes new flavour
Two tons of apples burst greenhouse
To promote the new flavour of the Tic Tac-candy, every week the company throws two tons of apples on an object. First at a drum, then they hit a caravan and last week the apples were thrown at a greenhouse. And this is what happened:How did they do it?The complete month of July consumers can vote on which.....


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Cocogreen:
Delivering moisture control and efficiency savings at Fruit Focus
At a time when soft fruit growers are keen to make efficiency savings, Cocogreen is using economies of scale and a direct route to market to offer highly competitively priced coir products offering Moisture Control Technology, says Thomas Ogden, speaking at Fruit Focus this week. “As more and more growers.....


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Organic Certification for products not covered in South Korea-USA agreement
Earlier this month, South Korea and United States announced an organic equivalence agreement so that organic food manufacturers in the two countries can trade without requiring double organic certification. But the agreement only covers processed foods (specifically, products containing at least 95% organic.....


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Netherlands: Nijssen realizes climate chambers for new greenhouse complex Radboud University Nijmegen
For the Radboud University Nijmegen Nijssen realised five climate chambers and a conditioned research room. Two cold rooms were built, one of which is used for storing plant seeds. For the research the Test and Genebank Department performs, the university is building a new greenhouse complex including.....


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Global food safety agreement signed by China and UC Davis
Officials from China’s Northwest Agricultural and Forestry University in Shaanxi province, and the University of California, Davis, today signed a memorandum of agreement that lays the groundwork for establishing the Sino-U.S. Joint Research Center for Food Safety in China.The signing ceremony was held in.....


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AU: Supermarkets to make healthy snacking easier
While Australians are still not eating the recommended amount of fruit and vegetables, research shows the fastest growing consumer trend is healthy snacks.Australia is following Europe's lead, where sales of snacking vegetables grew by 337 per cent over three years, between 2009-2011, in the.....


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Wednesday August 6, 2014:
US (NY): Empire Farm Days to celebrate agriculture writers
Empire Farm Days is celebrating authors who write about agriculture. Five New York State-based authors will be talking with visitors and signing and selling books in the Cornell Marketplace Building at the 2014 Empire Farm Days on Wednesday August 6 from 10am to 4pm. The 300-acre event takes place at Rodman.....


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Partnership with national design college to challenge paradigms:
AmericanHort launches initiative to explore the future of garden retail
The future of garden retail is being explored with a new initiative announced this week by AmericanHort at Cultivate’14. Over the next 12 months, the association will engage its membership and consumers in a project to explore and then identify strategies to expand garden retail. Along with the Horticultural.....


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