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 21, 2014

Exclusive: Danziger Is Building A State-Of-The-Art Stock Farm In Guatemala

The breeder is constructing almost nine acres of state-of-the-art greenhouses near Barbarena, Guatemala, to bring its stock farm closer to the U.S. market. The first phase of construction was complete in February 2014.

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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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December 11, 2013

Dramm Offers Stainless Steel, Corrosion-Free Nozzle For The Autofog

Dramm is now offering a stainless steel nozzle that can be used for all versions of the Autofog chemical applicator.

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Greenhouse Robotics Will Lead To Plant Quality And Yield Improvements

December 3, 2013

Greenhouse Robotics Will Lead To Plant Quality And Yield Improvements

Tools from other industries — processors, cameras and batteries — are driving robotics for moving plants in the greenhouse. But as the technology develops, more complex tasks like trimming or applying chemicals to individual plants as needed could be a reality, says Harvest Automation’s Charles Grinnell.

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Metrolina Greenhouses

December 2, 2013

Greenhouse Glazings FAQ: National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association Offers Advice

The National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association has taken on several common questions about greenhouse glazings in this FAQ.

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