Hort Americas has retrofitted a 12,square-foot greenhouse in Dallas, Texas, for the purpose of studying edible crop production in a variety of hydroponic production systems. Baras said the fertilizer recipe he is using in the deep water culture and NFT systems is based on general recommendations from Cornell University and the University of Arizona for leafy greens crop production. The deep water culture system has been running for three months. The water reservoir for the system is 8, gallons. The reading has barely moved.
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Read the full study here. According to a press release , Wilbur-Ellis, an international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal nutrients and specialty chemicals and ingredients, announced the acquisition of Nachurs Alpine Solutions NAS , a specialty liquid chemical manufacturer serving the precision agriculture, transportation, energy and diversified industrial sectors in North America. NAS is the largest acquisition in Wilbur-Ellis' history.
Formed in , NAS pioneered liquid fertilizer formulated to meet the nutritional needs of crops and growing conditions in the U. Over the past 20 years, NAS has organized into six business units and diversified, providing de-icing and freeze prevention solutions for the transportation and mining industries, as well as fluids for the energy sector. As part of Wilbur-Ellis, NAS will operate as a new business division, alongside the company's other core businesses — Agribusiness, Nutrition and Connell.
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Per an announcement from AmericanHort , a new overtime law will go into effect in January , which could affect businesses across the U. To learn more about how this law could impact the horticulture industry, join AmericanHort on Dec. Register here. Each of the following new AAS Winners was trialed throughout North America by professional, independent, volunteer judges who grew them next to comparisons that are considered best-in-class.
Only those entries that performed better than the comparisons are granted the AAS award designation. To learn more about each AAS winner, and to download photos of each one, click here. James Greenhouses, an Athens, Georgia-based young plant grower that provides perennial liners to growers nationwide, is now part of the ThinkPlants network of breeders, growers and suppliers. ThinkPlants founders Danziger and Syngenta Flowers North America confirmed the addition of James Greenhouses to the group, in which a majority of the ThinkPlants product offering will now be available in liner or plug form from James Greenhouses.
Together, these participants will work to enhance another level in the supply chain for perennials to North American nursery growers. Kapiteyn b. Each ThinkPlants participant brings expertise in plant breeding, horticulture, technical support, supply chain, sales and marketing. Videos The 12 Days of Christmas.
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April 30, by Nancy Taylor Robson. Nativar, a term coined by University of Georgia horticulturist Dr. Allan Armitage, has something like cult status among gardening cognoscenti. Armitage says he coined it to signal to his daughter the connection between native parentage and cultivar offspring. What exactly is a nativar?
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This past Jan. The event, a collaboration between Colorado State University CSU and the horticulture LED lighting group from Philips Lighting, brought together growers, researchers, academics and other interested parties for two and a half days of focused discussions about LEDs in a horticultural setting. Before opening the floor to the researchers who would be presenting their findings on Tuesday and Wednesday, attendees had the opportunity to mingle and enjoy a reception and tour in the ideal place to be when snow is on the ground — a warm greenhouse. In , CSU completed the greenhouse for its new Horticulture Center, an approximately 20, square foot Nexus structure with Philips Lighting toplighting, Wadsworth Controls a Colorado-based company control systems, Modine heaters and American Coolair fans. To read more about the collaborative partnership with Philips Lighting that enabled CSU to build this state-of-the-art facility and an educational program, click here. At the greenhouse, attendees saw the hydroponic hops research conducted by Dr.
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Some hoppy news: Hops don't need to go dormant in order to flower November 12, The explosion of craft brewing across the globe has created an insatiable demand for hops - the fragrant green flowers that impart beers with those distinctive, crisp, bitter flavors. Colorado State University plant scientist Bill Bauerle, who enjoys a hoppy brew as much as the next person, has dedicated several years to optimizing hops grown in CSU's horticultural research center. In a study that wraps up three years and 13 growth cycles of several popular hop varieties, Bauerle is upending conventional wisdom hop growers have followed for decades to coax their plants to flower. His results, published in Scientific Reports , open up new possibilities for indoor, sustainable, local production of hops - so, beer lovers, rejoice. Bauerle, a plant stress physiology expert and professor in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, set out four years ago to grow hydroponic hops using the pink-hued, state-of-the-art LED lighting systems at the CSU Horticulture Center.
A horticulture professor at Colorado State University is speeding up harvesting for a main ingredient in your glass of beer. Bill Bauerle has turned the typical three-year process of growing hops into a three-month ordeal.
Hops production may be more viable in greenhouses and controlled environments than previously thought, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. Without the vernalization requirement, greenhouse and controlled-environment-agriculture producers could produce more yields of hops, according to the study. Read the full study here. Every so often, Jackson, Wyoming-based grower Vertical Harvest offers discounts on its products in its on-site market. The goal is to raise brand awareness and draw in new customers during a slower part of the year. Jackson and the Jackson Hole valley, perhaps best known for its ski slopes and the seven-week long Grand Teton Music Festival, has an off-season beginning in late October or early November. According to Rowan, the population notably decreases around that time of year and "things just start to slow down" all over town.
Arizona State University: The newly formed interdisciplinary PhD program Environmental Life Sciences ELS at seeks competitive applicants to work with a wide array of faculty on cutting edge research in environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental physiology, biogeochemistry, and sustainability, among other related fields. Financial support includes teaching and research assistantships that come with health benefits and a tuition waiver. Target date for applications for Fall is Dec. For more information see the link above.