161115 Robotic harvesting
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Showcasing the cutting edge of new agri-food technology

Source: farminguk.com Robotic harvesting of vegetables, automated weeding techniques and the use of sensitive disease detection software were among the innovative technologies showcased at the UK’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing as part of a new agri-tech initiative. Launched in line with the Government’s quest for the UK to become …

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121015 Desert Growing Horticulture
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Consortium aims to boost development in Middle Eastern horticulture

Source: hortidaily.com Leading Dutch and Saudi horticultural companies, with complementary strengths and knowledge, have formed a new consortium: Desert Growing. Desert Growing delivers turnkey greenhouse projects for the entire Middle East. From greenhouses and process automation, to screens and systems for irrigation, renewable energy, cooling and heating. The aim is …

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121015 Plant pathology
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University stresses need to focus on plant sciences

Source: thehindu.com The field of plant sciences is a booming concept in the international academic realm and the scholars should engage themselves in more research and innovation in this field, said C. Swaminathan, vice chancellor, Periyar University. The increasing pressures that is being witnessed all around globe such as population growth, …

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Time called on horticulture innovation body

Source: hortweek.com The Horticulture Innovation Partnership (HIP) is to end in its current form after an industry consultation decided that the body needs to be “radically reconfigured”. HIP, formed in 2013 to identify the technological and commercial barriers that may prevent business development and to facilitate addressing them, is undergoing …

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200815 Horticulture mango
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Indian Horticulture centers get go-ahead from government

Jammu and Kashmir Government has approved setting up of two centers of excellence, in the twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar, for introducing the latest technology in horticulture cultivation to farmers and fruit growers for better quality produce in the state. The elite centers would be set up at …

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230715 Fruit fly research
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HIA to build fruit fly centre

The world’s first research centre dedicated to combating Queensland fruit fly is a step closer, with the state government signing an agreement with Horticulture Innovation Australia to build and manage the $3.8 million National Sterile Insect Technology facility at Port Augusta. Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Leon Bignell said the facility …

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India sets up waste management system to boost composting

Source: Times of India More than 600 residents in Gurgaon, India, have set up a waste management system to process over 600kg of horticulture and household kitchen waste generated from the blocks. Gurgaon’s deputy commissioner T L Satyaprakash inaugurated the composting unit. The facility will process 300kg of horticulture waste and 300kg of …

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150715 Hoticulture
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NGO donates tools to Singida horticulture farmers

The local-based international non-governmental organization (NGO), Helvetas Tanzania, has donated horticulture working tools worth over 91m/- to empower lead farmers in Singida Region where EUKUWAKI project is being implemented in the three districts of Mkalama, Iramba and Singida Rural. Speaking during the handover, Singida District Commissioner (DC), Said Amanzi, reiterated …

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CropX drives agriculture efficiency through technology

One thing Israel is widely respected for is the advances it has made with regards horticulture in general, and irrigation in particular. There are numerous examples throughout the country where land that was either malarial swamp or desert has been transformed to be a productive resource. Much of this change …

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Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture

Alternative or associated name: Website address: http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Research-Institutes/Wageningen-UR-Greenhouse-Horticulture.htm Email: [via website] Tel: +31 31 748 0100 Fax: Head office: Wageningen, Netherlands To enable the best possible response to questions from and developments in greenhouse horticulture, Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture has brought together a smart team with all relevant expertise, in combination …

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