May 7, 2014

Free Robot Work Offer From Harvest Automation Makes Spacing Plants Easier For Growers

Harvest Automation's free robot work offer allows growers to use plant moving robots to alleviate one of the most demanding and repetitive tasks. For Flowerwood Nursery, this has led to higher profit margins with fewer workforce headaches.

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April 30, 2014

Conviron Partners With Valoya To Extend LEDS Into New Markets

Canada-based Conviron and Valoya of Finland recently announced an agreement for the distribution and integration of Valoya LEDs into Conviron growth chambers and rooms. Conviron is now the exclusive distributor of Valoya's products to seed and biotech companies, government institutions and universities in North America, India, Australia and Brazil.

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Netherlands’ Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture Study shows using diffuse light results in 25 percent growth rate increase

February 12, 2014

Diffuse Light Results In 25 Percent Growth Rate Increase, Wageningen UR Study Shows

Anthurium plants produced in light-diffused greenhouses equipped with Svensson’s Harmony screens were ready for sale at 16 weeks compared to the normal 22 weeks.

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February 12, 2014

Illumitex’s NeoSol DS Grow Lights Are LEDs For Plant Propagation

Illumitex, Inc. has launched NeoSol DS, the newest member of its portfolio of NeoSol grow lights. The product was launched in response to the rapid emergence of new horticulture markets, including medicinal crops, vertical farms and research.

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January 31, 2014

Maersk Container Industry And Primaira To Enter Fresh Cut Flower And Produce Transport Business

Eyeing new efficiencies in global fresh produce and fresh-cut flower transport, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) is now partnering with Boston-based technology company Primaira LLC to develop an air cleaning system in Star Cool Integrated refrigerated containers.

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January 22, 2014

The Top 6 Reasons To Implement A Water Treatment Program For Irrigation Water

As the horticulture industry becomes more focused and attuned towards Best Management Practices, it has become all the more important for growers to take a good hard look at irrigation water quality. Water treatment strategies are more frequently involved today than ever before in Best Management Practices. Implementing a strategic water program can assist in growing healthier plants and lowering the overall cost of operation while abiding by Best Management Practices. Though there are multiple reasons and benefits why irrigation water treatment is important to a successful and responsible growing operation, there are key benefits to justify such a program. Depending on the requirements of a greenhouse/nursery, those reasons can vary in importance. Here are the top six reasons for implementation of a water treatment program, not in any relevant order. 1. Biofilm In Irrigation Lines Can Cause Nutritional Deficiency Biofilm is made up of various microbes both pathogenic and […]

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January 22, 2014

Mid-West Wire Offers Low-Cost American-Made Knock Down Rack

Many growers are in need of durable carts and racks that can be used to both safely transport plants to retailers and provide a way to display them. The newest racks from U.S.-based Mid-West Wire Products, Inc. meet those needs for growers and because they’re offered at a competitive price, growers can feasibly recycle the racks after one or two uses.

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January 16, 2014

GGS Structures Inc. Outfitted With Google Glass

GGS plans to first test this device extensively and look for ways that growers can use Google Glass in their day-to-day processes.

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January 6, 2014

Harvest Automation And SBI Software Announce Partnership

The partnership between Harvest Automation and SBI Software will integrate Harvest Automation's HV-100 plant-moving robots with Harvest Knowledge, a new cloud-based data collection system, and SBI Software's inventory and production systems.

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December 30, 2013

MSU Researches Growing Seedlings Under LEDs

In part one of a two-part series, Michigan State University researchers share their findings in germinating seedlings with LED lights.

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December 16, 2013

Bartlett Instrument Company Introduces The Vent Boss Power Supply

Bartlett Instrument Company has introduced its new Vent Boss, a 24VDC power supply designed to control two 5A motors for roll up and down walls.

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