Friday, March 5, 2021

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According to Marcell Kovacs

EU: "Hydroponics should be labeled as organic"

Earlier this year, many vertical farms, especially hydroponic farms and their investors received a cold shower after an EU decision. Although hydroponic farming offers high-quality, pesticide-free, green, nutrition products it hasn’t been acknowledged by the European Parlament’s Committee on Agriculture…

TSRgrow introduces Lighting as a Platform

TSRgrow has announced Lighting as a Platform (LaaP), a technology that delivers results to indoor growers, while reducing up-front and long-term operating costs. "Lighting as a Platform (LaaP) brings together TSRgrow's solutions for commercial horticulture growing into one digital platform: Centralized…

Heliospectra partners with Carleton College

"LED lighting controls are a game changer for the next generation of growers"

Heliospectra has partnered with Carleton College, a private liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota, United States, to upgrade the campus greenhouse facilities. Carleton College installed Heliospectra’s Elixia adjustable spectrum horticulture lighting and the helioCore light control system to…

Could bigger zinc absorbtion help the world's malnourished?

Study on how to control zinc in plants

Over 2 billion people worldwide are malnourished due to zinc deficiency. Led by the University of Copenhagen, an international team of researchers has discovered how plants…

Water treatment system eliminates excess sodium in irrigation water

Implementation of the Water Framework Directive in 2018 imposed limits to Dutch growers for discharging drain water into sewers and surface water. But, as the amount of sodium will build up, constant recirculation of irrigation water is simply not an option. An issue that is also increasingly occurring…

Netled and Vertigo Farms complete first entirely remote deal

"We want to open up new possibilities for cosmetic and pharma products"

Netled has completed its first entirely remote deal and delivery of Vera vertical farming technology to its Poland-based partner, Vertigo Farms. The deal with Vertigo is of particular significance for two key reasons. Firstly, the project has taken place entirely remotely from signing the deal, assessing…

March 8-12

Tomato Week covers e-commerce trends, COVID-19 and more

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas has opened registration for Tomato Week 2021 which takes place March 8-12. The event is open to all who have an interest in…

Flushing hydroponic systems: nutrient imbalance, waste, and an alternative solution

The main reasons for flushing a hydroponic system is nutrient imbalance. Hydroponic fertilizers are specifically formulated for specific crops (you can buy nutrients for a type of crop, like greens or flowers), but each farmer grows a different combination of crops in different conditions, and the ratios…

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