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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 2, 2013
The Future Of Automation: Q&A With John Van de Vegte, Vineland Research And Innovation Centre
Robotics research at Vineland Research and Automation Centre are taking a look forward to the future of robots in the greenhouse.