seaweed
HorticultureNEWS

British ‘wonder seaweed extract’ could help feed the world

A seawood extract named SM6 can improve crop yields and quality and help plants to withstand stress conditions such as late frost and drought Source: Forbes It is a question that is testing the mettle of scientists, and has the rest of the world feeling concerned; how can we grow enough …

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sunergie
HorticultureINNOVATION

The water-saving greenhouse

Water-saving technology for horticulture under desert conditions Source: Bom Group Water is not only beneficial to plants, it can be vital for cooling. In a pad & fan greenhouse, evaporative cooling works (due to the relatively low humidity of cooling) but the water consumption is high. By means of a …

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Flora Engineering Services Ltd

Alternative or associated name: Website address: http://www.flora-me.com Email: info@flora-me.com Tel: +971 3 764 0220 Fax: +971 3 764 0221 Head office: Al Ain, UAE Flora Engineering Services is a provider of a large range of agriculture, horticulture & irrigation products and services. We are currently active in the following domains: …

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HorticultureINNOVATIONWater

Making the most of water

Innovative substrate-free recirculating hydroponics optimises water usage Source: New Growing System Systems for the intensification of efficiency in the use of water are critical to providing a window of hope to the consolidation of fresh food self sufficiency, and there are innovative technologies which tackle the two fronts of water …

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BioLumic
HorticultureINNOVATION

Greater growth at the seed of light

So you thought UV radiation was bad for us? Not necessarily for agriculture Source: BioLumic Innovative new UV lighting technology that now provides the ability to control plant size, growth, stress tolerance as well as a range of other consumer quality attributes in a way that has never been commercially …

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Hydrogel film
HorticultureINNOVATIONWater

You’ve read about water-saving; now see the film

Hydrogel film as an efficient alternative to drip feed and hydroponics Source: Agricel Film farming is a technology in which plants are cultivated on a hydromembrane composed of water-soluble polymer and hydrogel. It can reduce water consumption by up to 90%, fertiliser use by up to 80%, and help produce …

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HorticultureINNOVATION

Shedding light on SMART greenhouses

Exploiting UV photobiology in global horticulture Source: Arid Agritec Ltd SMART plastics enable control of the spectral quality and balance of light in the greenhouse, creating the next generation of protected cropping technology. Sunlight dictates how productive our crops and also how economically important insect pests and disease pathogens (and …

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exeed
HorticultureINNOVATIONWater

Making every drop count

Resin-based foam provides a water-retaining growing medium Source: Exeed What can be done to reduce the growing demand for water? Technological advancements have led to several new techniques that have helped reduce water consumption. Smart farming, drip irrigation, desalination and purification are but a few examples. Water retention is the …

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Wageningen -- Reusing water for greenhouse cultivation in Algeria
HorticultureINNOVATIONWater

Waste Water Reuse for Irrigation in Algeria (WAWARIA)

The best way to recover waste water: membrane-filtered water for greenhouse cultivation in Algeria Waste from domestic sources or industrial processes such as oil and gas production and refinery can be valuable for irrigation. But how much treatment will it need? Authors: P Ker Rault, , A Chouikh, G Sijl, …

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Wageningen -- Subtropical greenhouse systems for growing vegetables
HorticultureINNOVATION

KASPRO horticulture simulator

Finding the ideal  subtropical greenhouse system: using the KASPRO simulator What is the optimum greenhouse design for vegetable growing in Taiwan? To answer this question, we have used a systematic design procedure to study the differences between possible solutions, using our greenhouse simulation model KASPRO. Authors: Bas Speetjens, Wageningen UR; …

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