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Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Ivan Freeman, owner of Uhuru Flowers Ltd.
Kenya: “Producing high rose volumes all at once entails more risks”
“Every grower prepares differently for Valentine’s Day”, says Ivan Freeman owner of Uhuru Flowers, a Kenyan based rose farm. During Valentine’s Day, the demand for red roses increases by around 400%. As roses are normally harvested all year round, it is difficult to supply a large amount of additional.....

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10-11 February, The Netherlands
50 international growers joining HortiDaily's High Tech Greenhouse Tour
With two more weeks to go, the HortiDaily High Tech Greenhouse Tour is getting closer. The bus is completely booked full ; we will have 50 international greenhouse growers joining our tour with a total acreage of nearly 1,000 hectare!Growers from well developed greenhouse countries like France, Canada, the.....

HortiDaily 9.1A25
Germany: IPM 2015 gets off to a start
Germany's number one horticultural trade fair started this morning. The IPM Essen will be the international meeting place of the green sector through to this Friday. More than 1.600 exhibitors are present at the trade fair this year.A sneak preview from Twitter this morning. KUBO, PDI Screens, Olsthoorn,.....

Uniform irrigation with ebb and flow system
Growth is determined by adequate light, temperature, water, etc. The floor or substrate also has great influence on the growth environment. This part of the cultivation merits more attention. A good crop floor provides a highly developed root system. And this in turn ensures a vital, resilient plant. An ebb.....

Valoya presents new C-series fixtures for vertical farms at IPM
Valoya launches a new product series, the C-series at IPM. The new C-series is ideal for vertical farms, growth rooms and other demanding growth environments, where high efficiency light is critical. The new fixtures are designed and manufactured to meet Valoya’s high quality standards to deliver a long.....

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UK: HDC GrowSave Biomass Study Tour
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a very hot topic in the glasshouse sector at the moment with growers looking to switch from gas or oil to biomass for their heating. The financial incentive provided by the RHI looks attractive; yet there are so many hurdles to overcome in the whole process of opting for.....

Panama: Register now for the International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture 2015
The International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture (ICCEA 2015) will take place on May 20-22, 2015 in Panama City. The congress is targeted to all people involved in urban agriculture, indoor food production, vertical farming, greenhouse production or hydroponic farming.Why Attend?The congress.....

Organizations combine strengths to provide high volume, scalable, indoor, vertically tiered growing facilities
Codema Systems Group and Verdant Global announce joint venture to bring Verdant AgriFactories to market.
Codema Systems Group and Verdant Global today announced a joint venture to bring to market the Verdant AgriFactoryTM The world’s most advanced, integrated agricultural factory for fully scalable, vertically tiered, indoor growing.The joint venture combines their global resources with multi-layered, automated.....

Brief version by Menachem Dinar, Phd - Paskal Technologies
Improving greenhouse tomatoes yield by trellising strategy
Continuous measuring of tomatoes plant growth rate was performed in 4 tomatoes greenhouses in Holland and Canada using the “Paskal Plant Growth analysis” system. Differences in growth rate between the east and the west sides of the row were observed in all 4 locations. Pattern, timing and period of these.....
Magnit plants first cucumber crop in Krasnodar greenhouse
By planting the first plants in the brand new greenhouse, the foremost part of the Magnit turnkey project has been completed by Certhon. Young cucumber plants are planted in this block of the greenhouse complex, which is fully equipped with grow light. The realisation of the second block of 10 hectares,.....

Pediatricians Urge DEA to Reclassify Medical Marijuana to Boost Research
For the first time, the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency reclassify marijuana so that more research can be conducted in the hopes of finding benefits for children. The influential medical society also proposes that marijuana should be made available on a.....

Canada: $77M hydro upgrade needed for Leamington greenhouses to grow
Greenhouse operators in Leamington, Ont., simply can’t expand without access to more electricity, says a spokeswoman for the growers.The Ontario Energy Board is expected to decide within four months on whether to build a $32-million transformer station and a new $45-million, 13-kilometre transmission.It is.....


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Canada: $77M hydro upgrade needed for Leamington greenhouses to grow
Greenhouse operators in Leamington, Ont., simply can’t expand without access to more electricity, says a spokeswoman for the growers.The Ontario Energy Board is expected to decide within four months on whether to build a $32-million transformer station and a new $45-million, 13-kilometre transmission.It is.....


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The latest Aquamix 1.25 V from Birchmeier:
Fertilize and water at the same time
Birchmeier, the Swiss spraying equipment specialist, presents the new Aquamix at IPM 2015. Four dosing settings now available in this optimised version. This enables fertilising and watering to be carried out with greater precision and in one operation.In the world of professional horticulture, the first.....


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AgriNomix rolls out adjustable EZ Cut Trimmer to speed up work process
This adjustable over-the-ground walk-along trimmer is one of AgriNomix's most popular labor- savers. Powerful and precise, the EZ Cut Trimmer trims (or mows) beds requiring just two workers, with incredibly uniform results. A durable, lightweight telescoping frame adjusts from 5' to 10' to fit multiple bed.....


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US: MSU Horticulture Demonstration Gardens lists the top performing annuals of 2014
Michigan State University’s Horticulture Demonstration Garden’s list of the Top Performing Annuals can give greenhouse growers, landscapers and gardeners some great performing plants to choose from in 2015.Each year since 1977, the Michigan State University Horticulture Demonstration Gardens evaluates.....


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Enza Zaden focusses on Long shelf life and great taste
This year one of the focus points on the Enza Zaden booth at the Fruit Logistica is melon. Melon is a worldwide product, but not all markets have the right climate to be able to meet the demand for this product. So importing is the only answer – and preferably from growing areas as close to home as.....


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Optimal packing solutions for vine tomatoes
Aja have delivered many ‘profit saving’ weigh packing systems to UK tomato packers for the major UK Supermarkets. Aja weighing solutions is now the preferred choice for many of the major pre pack produce & veg Packhouses in the UK.Packing half vine tomatoes to Average or Fixed weight with maximum.....


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10 tonnes of baby vegetables exported to Botswana weekly
The National Agricultural marketing Board (NAMboard) started in April to export about 10 tonnes of baby vegetables per week to Botswana.NAMBoard Marketing Manager Thami Dlamini said they exported mixed baby vegetables which they sourced from their farmers adding that the produce included mainly tomatoes,.....


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Millenniumsoils Coir hires cut flower expert Andy Peirce
Millenniumsoils Coir makes another addition by welcoming Andy Peirce to its team. Andy who has immense experience in cut flower will work alongside Millenniumsoils' sales team and their in-house consultant. His many years of growing knowledge will be an great addition to the Millenniumsoils Coir team.Andy.....


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Jan. 29-31, 2015
US (TX): Organic farmer, gardener association conference to be held in San Antonio
The Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, or TOFGA, will hold a conference from Jan. 29-31 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport.The hotel is located at 611 N.W. Loop 410 in San Antonio.According to conference materials, “a wide range of Texans and neighbors of many ages, backgrounds and experiences.....


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Humidification: Is your system ready for the season?
Before activating make sure the filters are clean, change if necessary: Check / change the pump oil: Flush the system (see manual): Check nozzles for performance. Each (standard) nozzle puts out 12 lb/hr. or 5.5 kg/hr. when performing correctly. Blockages reduce this output considerably.For more.....


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NZ: Review of cost of food safety and biosecurity services
The Ministry for Primary Industries is looking for feedback on proposed updates to fee rates needed to maintain the safety of New Zealand’s food and protect New Zealand from biosecurity risks.The proposals update the amount the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) charges industry to provide food safety and.....


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US (WA): "Cherry pickers become sick from pesticides"
Twenty farmworkers picking cherries in Washington became sick from a pesticide mixture in a pear orchard drifting over to their field. The mixture is new on the market, and this is the first reported case of illness due to its use. A report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention underlines the.....


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10-11 February, The Netherlands
50 international growers joining HortiDaily's High Tech Greenhouse Tour
With two more weeks to go, the HortiDaily High Tech Greenhouse Tour is getting closer. The bus is completely booked full ; we will have 50 international greenhouse growers joining our tour with a total acreage of nearly 1,000 hectare!Growers from well developed greenhouse countries like France, Canada, the.....


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Produce View empowers tomato growers with information on British Tomato Conference
UK: The ins and outs of British tomato retail
Understanding the market and the retail sector is crucial in horticulture and the tomato industry is no exception. At the 2014 British Tomato Conference Mr Tim Mudge, commercial manager of Produce View, a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Growers Association, who gave a presentation about the position.....


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US (WY): Vertical harvest breaks ground in Jackson Hole
Vertical Harvest will be the first three-story, 13,500 square-foot hydroponic green house built in the United States operating year round to sell fresh, locally grown produce to the Jackson Hole community through multiple venues at a competitive and consistent price.


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Spain: Flower and live plant exports 25% up in November
Spanish flower and live plant exports in November 2014 increased by 25% compared to the same month of the previous year, totalling 16.7 million Euro, according to data supplied by the GeneralDirectorateof Customs of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Bulbs, house plants and carnation products have.....


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