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Precision ag pays off with bumper celery crop

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-16 Wed 08:54
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A Victorian vegetable farm is reaping the benefits from a trial of precision agriculture technologies to improve soil and crop health. In this edition, the Soil Wealth ICP team delve into some of the key findings from the project’s demonstration site at Koo Wee Rup. Soil Wealth ICP Phase 2 (VG16078) is a…

A good greenhouse tutor system helps save on resources

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-16 Wed 08:53
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Operators know how expensive it can be to install a suitable tutor system in greenhouses: there are strings and ties everywhere and it takes a long time.  Alessandro Avarino, administrator of SIA Sia Sicilia Group Srl, the company that patented the effective greenhouse tutor system  And what about the time needed…

Here's How You Must Take Care of Your Nursery

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-16 Wed 08:25
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Fertilizer forms a basic step to farming. Most of the people do home farming without proper knowledge of pesticides. Major nutrients include Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium. There are 2 types of fertilizers namely organic and synthetic. One can always go for the 5-5-5 fertilizer, that will give the necessary supplements to all the plants for sound development.

CEA Lite: tech and opportunities for Controlled Environment Agriculture

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-07 Mon 13:45
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Environmental challenges, technological advances and changing consumer demand have increased demand for controlled environment agriculture solutions. Agri-TechE is hosting CEA Lite to keep the conversation going around the technologies and opportunities in this vibrant space until everyone can meet again…

Turkey: High school students grow produce in a hydroponic greenhouse equipped with robotic systems

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-04 Fri 08:21
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High school students in Bartin, Turkey are learning about greenhouse production and high-tech greenhouse production know-how. As a part of the project, the students are learning about hydroponic production in a remote-controlled greenhouse. The students were involved in all parts of the production…

Webinars on 'Handling fresh produce safely' and 'Protected cropping'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-20 Thu 05:13
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'Handling Fresh Produce Safely' is an e-learning course for vegetable producers wanting to train pickers, packhouse staff and farmworkers in how to handle vegetables in a clean and safe manner to manage the risk of food contamination. The four modules address: Food Safety, Staying Clean, Harvesting and Packing.…

New session joins Indoor Ag-Conversations webinar series

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-18 Tue 10:03
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As the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry grows, companies are facing greater shortages in qualified talent. How can innovation in training and education accelerate the industry to the benefit of all? Hosted by the Farm Tech Society and Indoor Ag-Con, LLC,  "The Future of Farming: Educating…

Irrigation de-mystified: 'Follow the rules of thumb and the plant performs as required'

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-17 Mon 07:53
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In the first article in a mini-series on irrigation in semi-closed glasshouses Godfrey Dol discussed the right tools required to measure irrigation. In this second part he takes a look at the most important rules in irrigation. 1) A healthy, mature tomato plant uses approximately 1.7 ml/Joule/M2. Light…

CropKing hydroponic workshop goes virtual

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-14 Fri 13:53
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The CropKing workshop series has gone virtual. A team of industry experts and experienced growers will teach you the tools you need to get started with hydroponic growing. The live workshop will be held on Wednesday August 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST, via Zoom, and participants will receive unlimited access…

Learn in depth aspects of plant nutrition management in these Training Online courses

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-12 Wed 09:34
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Train yourself and your staff to make better crop management decisions by learning in depth aspects of plant nutrition management. Nutrient Management 2 (Advanced) is the third course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course…

Webinar on how O2 and photosynthesis influence cultivation

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-12 Wed 09:33
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In an upcoming 30MHz webinar, Aryan Aziezie will bring you up to speed on the Sendot sensor portfolio and the insights their optical sensor technology provides. Sendot has seen some significant results when it comes to capturing O2 and photosynthesis data. Resulting in more efficiency improved production…