Exhibitor news

  • 6/3/2023 10:00 PM

    The Challenge: While building its new tissue culture lab, RCK was looking for lighting with the sufficient spectrum and wavelength, but that would not take up too much space or emit too much heat. The Hortiv Solution: HORTIV’s controllable product solutions covered the entire range of parameters that RCK required for its research, and did so despite space constraints. The Result: The lab is new and so far a solution has been found to control the lighting environment for its research experiments, which no company other than Hortiv was able or willing to develop for them.

  • 6/3/2023 10:00 PM

    The Challenge: Plantae’s researchers were looking for a system that would allow flexibility when implementing varied lighting regimes in the growth rooms in order to study the reaction of plants to different growing conditions. The Hortiv Solution: The answer was to install two systems in parallel: The first steup provides flexibility for Plantae to test and find the optimal conditions required for growing the various tissue cultures in their collection. The second one, in which the composition of the light is predetermined and supports previously calibrated plant tissue culture growing protocols. The Result: Based on these observations, Plantae formulated precise work protocols needed to reliably produce a wide range of plants in cultures.

  • 6/3/2023 10:00 PM

    The Challenge: To find lightning fixtures that are suitable for different types of vertical growing systems and expand the range of crops that can be efficiently cultivated this way. The Hortiv Solution: Hortiv’s systems and support gave Vertical Field the flexibility it required, with more adaptable and adjustable equipment and solutions, by performing trials for the particular needs of vertical farming together. The Result: Vertical Field is now able to extend its research and development efforts with lighting that is appropriate for different types of crops and stages of development.

  • 6/3/2023 10:00 PM

    The Challenge: To find the right lighting to be installed inside the growing device, that will be suitable for home use - safe and efficient. The Hortiv Solution The HORTIV solution was chosen for 2 reasons, 1. The strong local presence of the distributor and its ability to give quick and comprehensive customer support 2. A good cost - effective ratio The Result: AGWA’s customers are enjoying a great product. Precise lighting at a reasonable price plays a great role in the final result - all features which competitors were not able to offer.

  • 6/3/2023 10:00 PM

    The Challenge?: Finding a better lighting solution for cannabis growth capable of providing even lighting to all parts of the plant. The Hortiv Solution: After a number of steps combining development and on-site trials together with the GREENKOM team, Hortiv delivered lamps with the special features needed for more efficient production of medical cannabis. The new lamps require less power, produce less heat, and provide more precise lighting. The Result: Thanks to even lighting, the plants’ production rate is higher, their flowers are more uniform, and all this takes place with lower power consumption for both lighting and cooling.

  • 5/31/2023 10:00 PM

    Beaulieu Technical Textiles will set a new standard in woven horticultural groundcovers for indoor and outdoor nurseries with its launch of RECOVER, a long-lasting, strong and more sustainable solution for weed control. To be unveiled on Beaulieu’s debut at GreenTech Amsterdam this 13th-15th June, the innovative interwoven polypropylene (PP) groundcover has been specifically designed to address nurseries’ unmet needs for increased durability and longevity, and to deliver reduced CO2 footprint thanks to its 30% recycled content.

  • 5/25/2023 10:00 PM

    Even in these times of turbulent markets and economic challenges, and perhaps we should say especially in these turbulent times, we are convinced that our future must be absolutely sustainable. Although sustainability is often talked about in terms of challenge, for B.I.G., sustainability represents one of the biggest business opportunities of our time. The concept of sustainability presents us with inspiration to develop new business models and new innovative products, and to improve our talent recruitment. The benefits just keep on adding up. That is why we chose ‘Shaping sustainable living, together' as our raison d'être.

  • 5/24/2023 10:00 PM

    Maasdijk, The Netherlands, May 25th 2023. As part of the commitment to sustainability, BOAL Group has been working diligently towards reducing its carbon footprint, by implementing various energy-saving measures and adopting renewable energy sources. The efforts have resulted in a 9% reduction in scope 1, 2 and 3 co2 emissions per tonne aluminum, in 2022, compared to the previous year.

  • 5/24/2023 10:00 PM

    Maasdijk, The Netherlands, May 25th 2023. As part of the commitment to sustainability, boal group has been working diligently towards reducing its carbon footprint, by implementing various energy-saving measures and adopting renewable energy sources. The efforts have resulted in a 9% % reduction in scope 1, 2 and 3 co2 emissions per tonne aluminum, in 2022, compared to the previous year.

  • 5/23/2023 10:00 PM

    For many years, the company DeruNed in Bleiswijk has developed, produced, and supplied natural solutions for the professional horticultural sector. One of the newest products they developed themselves is called Root Energize. The enzymes it contains ensure an accelerated decomposition of root remnants in inert substrates, such as rockwool and perlite. They are not or only barely present in these substrates. Along with extending the lifespan of the substrate, Root Energize creates the conditions for optimal plant growth and lowers pressure from plant diseases.

  • 5/22/2023 10:00 PM

    Understanding how crops respond to environmental stress is crucial to developing high performance varieties and growing crops profitably. No one knows this better than at Enza Zaden, who constantly strive to produce resilient varieties at scale for growers all over the world. Gardin is thrilled to announce that, after the completion of a successful trial in September 2022, Enza Zaden has the intention to expand our collaboration across their facilities in the Netherlands and Spain in 2023.

  • 5/14/2023 10:00 PM

    Unenveloped tobamoviruses such as ToBRFV (rugose fruit virus), CGMMV (cucumber green mottle mosaic virus) etc. are highly infectious. Their economic impact on horticultural production is dramatic and leads to high financial losses. Alcohol-based hospital hand disinfectants are good for inactivating Coron virus on human skin, but are ineffective against these plant pathogenic viruses. That's why we need to focus on personal transmission.

  • 5/9/2023 10:00 PM

    Urban Crop Solutions has been named the fourth Most Innovative company in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa by Fast Company. The only indoor farming company to be named in this category, it stood out for the launch of PharmSpee – a platform enabling the use of plants, instead of animal cells or synthetic materials, for the production of ingredients for the biopharmaceutical, life science, cosmetics, or feed industry. Aside from lowered production costs, the use of the PharmSpee platform drastically reduces production cycles, and time-to-market.

  • 5/9/2023 10:00 PM

    In a further extension of their service offering, Urban Crop Solutions has launched an e-shop to better support their existing, and new customers in the day-to-day as well as long-term operation of their indoor farming businesses. Everything that an operator needs – from seeds and substrates to sensors and container parts – can be ordered via the e-shop. The e-shop is a separate and additional offering, and customers do not have to be an operator or owner of a UCS installation to use this service.

  • 5/9/2023 10:00 PM

    Urban Crop Solutions (UCS) and Dr Rudi Pauwels will set up a research centre on indoor farming applications in southern Spain. Research at the centre will focus on the impact of climate change on crops in Southern Europe, while working on optimising the nutrient content. For UCS, this new research centre complements its existing research centre in Belgium. Dr Rudi Pauwels will also advise UCS on its plant molecular farming activities.

  • 5/2/2023 10:00 PM

    The Ultra-Clima is a semi-closed greenhouse concept with 5 key starting points. In the coming months we will provide an explanation of each individual starting point or one of the components. This article is about saving energy using this technology.

  • 4/23/2023 10:00 PM

    The Saudi Arabian company Dava Agricultural is further expanding its greenhouse acreage. The company Dava, owned by the Al-Batal family, has signed a contract for a new semi-closed greenhouse of 23 hectares to be built with their long-term partner Debets Schalke. Dava’s greenhouse complexes located in the Al-Kharj region will soon cover more than 110 hectares.

  • 4/14/2023 10:00 PM

    When Leon October walked into the large ICA Supermarket in Solna, just outside of Stockholm, SWEDEN, he met up with an indoor farmer - the young, energetic Merkaba who oozed with answers to Leon's questions.

  • 3/31/2023 10:00 PM

    The costs in horticulture have skyrocketed last years. Energy is now the largest cost factor, but also the costs of labor, seeds, material, machines and greenhouse space increase year after year. Having the costs in control is more critical than ever for Plant nursery P van Geest with over 200.000m2 of production area.

  • 3/21/2023 11:00 PM

    Greenhouse strawberry production is on the rise around the world. Consumers are increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of food production and are looking for alternatives to imported strawberries that may be harvested before peak maturity.

  • 2/28/2023 11:00 PM

    Over the last few years Delta-T Devices has supplied soil sensors to some of the world’s leading researchers and commercial growers. Find out how seven of these organisations have used our instruments to achieve their aims.

  • 2/25/2023 11:00 PM

    Robbie McClam has an odd idea of retirement. After a successful career in architecture and development, McClam found his attention drawn back to the agricultural interests that led to him to consider changing his field of study at Clemson University. Inspired by the story of Will Allen, a South Carolina native whose work in urban farming and sustainable food production in Milwaukee led to a MacArthur Foundation “Genius Grant,” McClam decided to try something similar in his home state. That led to the 2009 founding of City Roots Organic Farm in Columbia, S.C. The operation he runs with his son Eric has steadily become a state and regional go-to for microgreens for restaurant and retail customers and is poised for breakout growth with the construction of a new 73,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art greenhouse.