News: green technology
Silicon Increases Plant Yield!
Silicon, the world’s second most abundant element, is being used in a variety of agricultural markets to strengthen plants and increase yields.
Orion Future Technology (FT) has developed formulations that deliver plant available silicon to boost the genetic potential of crops. Silicon accumulation strengthens cells, enhances cuticle thickness, and increases leaf hair density.<... Read more...
Hort Science Live 'Ireland'
ICL is delighted to announce its popular Hort Science Live (HSL) event is coming to Ireland for the first time and will be held at Yellow Furze Nurseries, Co. Meath, next month (October 5).
“HSL Ireland will deliver interesting and thought-provoking content on the key practical themes of growing, nurturing and protecting ornamental crops,” says ICL’s Sales Development...Read more...
Fluence Selected as LED Partner
Fluence are a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production. They are specialists in energy efficacy and spectra key technology for producing high-throughput plant phenotyping data from greenhouse to field.
They have been selected by Wageningen University & Re...Read more...
6th Annual Summit for AVF
The AVF’s 6th Annual Summit is to be held shortly at VertiFarm - a new Trade Fair for New Food Systems. The event will take place in Dortmund, Germany, from 27th - 29th September.
Future of AgTech
Last year’s 5th Annual Summit in Munich, titled the ‘International Vertical Farming and New Food Systems Conference and Exhibition’...Read more...
Deadline Extension for IGOTY 2023
Entrants for the 2023 edition of the prestigious IGOTY awards now have until October 10th to finalise their applications.
The AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards invites growers of ornamental plants, flowers, trees and bulbs worldwide to compete in the 2023 event.
The awards celebrate best practice and recognise the ‘Best of the Best’ in ornamentals product...Read more...
For Peat's Sake....
Defra has confirmed that sales of peat to amateur gardeners will be banned in England from 2024. The move follows a consultation and is part of a pledge to restore peat lands.
These wild, boggy places are sometimes referred to as the UK's rainforests, because of their ability to soak up vast quantities of carbon. When peat dries out it emits rather than stores greenhouse gases, contributing to...Read more...
The 'Green Revolution' is Now!
The biocontrol sector continues to grow across the world in both size and degree of importance. The global BioAg sector is leading the way in terms of the 'Green Revolution'.
Innovation Through Collaboration
The World BioProtection Forum (WBF) was formed by Dr. Minshad Ansari (below) to encourage collaboration between the bi...Read more...
Award-Winning Indoor Growing Solutions
AgTech Specialist Light Science Technologies (LST) will be unveiling its award-winning technology and the latest energy-saving solutions for indoor growers when it exhibits at this year’s Four Oaks Trade Show on Stand C34.
During the two-day show, the LST team will be on hand to share its expertise and offer the latest industry advice.
Environmental Awareness in Growing
The Baytree remains very popular!
At Laurica Plants in Jabbeke, they have grown these for around 50 Years and during this time, much has changed. This leading European grower of Laurels has invested in propagating Baytrees and plants, always with an awareness for the environment.
Marian Maenhoudt continues “ We r...Read more...
Achieving Biosecurity Targets
The Horticultural Trade Association (HTA) is urging the UK Government to recognise the need to boost the number of ornamental growers if they are to achieve their ambitious biosecurity goals.
HTA’s Ornamental Management Committee (OMC) said an increase in ornamental growers was vital to help ensure enough plants and trees are produced domestically to underwrite the Government’s p...Read more...