Irrigation De-Mistified

By Godfrey Dol It is said that managing irrigation is a bit like being married. No matter how hard you try, you never do it right. But it is because we try that we succeed in having a happy marriage. Plants need water and fertilizer to grow. In the hi-tech glasshouse industry, we apply both […]

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‘Managing Water Quality and Biofilm for Indoor Production’ by Dr. Paul Fisher

Indoor Ag Sci Café presents ‘Managing Water Quality and Biofilm for Indoor Production’ by Dr. Paul Fisher (University of Florida). This comprehensive summary is an essential information for indoor farming! February Indoor Ag Sci Café focused on water quality and biofilm for indoor production. Dr. Fisher discussed characteristics of different source water and their potential […]

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University of Connecticut offers Hydroponic nutrient management and root health webinar

The Greenhouse Extension team at the University of Connecticut is hosting a 4-part webinar series on nutrient management and root health in hydroponically-grown leafy greens. The webinars are on 2-6 December from 12-1 pm EST. Each webinar will be 30 minutes + 10 minutes for Q&A. Topics in the webinar will include basic and advanced nutrient management, diagnosis and control of root pathogens, and system design for a closed irrigation system in […]

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University of Florida offers Weed Management and Irrigation Water Quality and Treatment online courses

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses  Our last Greenhouse Training Online courses for 2019! Weed Management Earn CEUs An intermediate level course that teaches all aspects of weed management in nurseries and greenhouses, including weed identification, developing herbicide programs, and the latest non-chemical methods of weed control that work. Irrigation Water Quality & Treatment […]

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Meeting US Nursery and Greenhouse Growers’ Needs with Water Conservation Extension Programs

Nursery and greenhouse growers comprise an important sector of United States agriculture that is uniquely situated to conserve water while growing plants that provide many social and environmental benefits. In order for Extension professionals to effectively help growers use water conservation technologies, it is important to understand the knowledge level and adoption rates growers have […]

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Reducing irrigation quantity and improving water quality to grow better plants

A presentation by Jane Stanley, woody grower of Saunders Brothers, Inc located in Nelson County, Virginia. This is a case study on how old and new technologies are being implemented to cut water use and reduce plant loss. Learn how to manage water quantity and quality as a tool to grow better plants for the […]

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Fritz Meier: Returns of new mobile gutter system exceeds our expectations

Fritz Meier from Gebrüder Meier Gemüsekulturen AG in Dällikon, Switzerland, runs a a horticultural company together with his brother and sister. It’s about 100 hectares of open fields and 10 hectares of greenhouses. They grow cucumber, tomato and eggplant in the warm greenhouse, and in the cold greenhouse there is corn lettuce, radish and for […]

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University of Florida offers new online course in irrigation and water treatment

Our last Greenhouse Training Online course for 2018! Interpret water quality tests for irrigation of greenhouse and nursery crops, select appropriate water treatment technologies, and design a water treatment and monitoring system. Irrigation Water & Treatment is the final course for 2018 in the Greenhouse Training Online series offered by the University of Florida IFAS […]

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Moleaer Helps Big Tex Urban Farms Donate More to Local Community with Oxygen Nanobubbles

Moleaer, the leading manufacturer of industrial-scale nanobubble generators, announces that the Big Tex Urban Farms has installed its Boost nanobubble generator to increase crop production. Throughout the growing season, Big Tex Urban Farms donates all its produce to local Dallas area organizations. Big Tex Urban Farms wanted to incorporate an innovative solution that would help […]

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New Water Quality Interpreter Tool

The University of Connecticut and University of Florida just launched the WaterQual tool as part of the CleanWateR3 research program. This tool interprets the quality of a water source to irrigate plants in greenhouses and nurseries, and is available in English and Spanish. Link to the WaterQual Tool Clean WateR3 is a federally funded Specialty […]

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Nanobubbler generator delivers dissolved oxygen for improved plant growth

Hort Americas is excited to announce that it has been appointed the exclusive distributor of the Moleaer Inc. nanoBoost Nanobubble Generator. The generator delivers a supplementary source of dissolved oxygen that can significantly increase plant growth, improve size uniformity, reduce stress and prevent root diseases under extreme production conditions. It is ideally suited for horticultural […]

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Moleaer™ Launches nanoBoost™, the Most Efficient Oxygen Delivery Mechanism for Commercial Greenhouses

Company announces commercial partnership with Hort Americas LOS ANGELES – Moleaer Inc., the leading manufacturer of industrial scale nanobubble generators, expands its innovative product line with the new nanoBoost Nanobubble Generator, ideally suited for applications such as hydroponics, pond management, and irrigation. Like the existing Moleaer industrial XTB Nanobubble Generator™, the compact nanoBoost is a […]

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How do I decide on a water treatment system?

Originally published in Issue 13 Know your goals before investing in a water treatment system. A water treatment system is not going to add value to your product. It’s all about reducing the risk of crop losses. One of the advantages that ornamental plant growers have over growers of hydroponic edible crops is that ornamental […]

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Using water-driven injectors and fertigation systems for greenhouse production

Originally published in Issue 11 Growers who incorporate water-driven injectors into their production systems are usually looking for simplicity and flexibility. Whether fertilizing greenhouse ornamental or vegetable crops, many growers use an injector to take up fertilizer concentrate and mix it with water and apply it to the plants. “From an application standpoint the same […]

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