NEW PESTS AND DISEASES

The Asian stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), native to Japan and China, is doing untold damage to the production of fruit and other horticultural and agricultural crops. It is said that

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NEW PUBLICATION PROJECT

Edward Bent, as author, is ready to establish a joint project with the aim of publishing his new book aimed at exploring the meaning and purpose of nature, through the

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR IRRIGATION

The Italian company Rain SpA, specialized in irrigation, in partnership with the Spanish startup Inolve, has been awarded an important European funding (Horizon 2020) for the substantial amount of 1.4

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LAG TIME FOR NEW VARIETIES

Clematis (tangutica group) ‘Little Lemons’ won first prize for new plant varieties at the recent edition of the Plantarium exhibition held in Boskoop, The Netherlands. The variety, bred by Zoest

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SMART DIAGNOSTICS IN AGRICULTURE

Italian Company Agrorobotica won the innovation award at SMAU 2018 exhibition for their SpyFly instrument that traps and accurately monitors the presence and type of insect pests. See Agrorobotica pdf

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GREENHOUSE INTERNAL TRANSPORTATION

In modern greenhouse horticulture, the internal transport of plants is becoming increasingly important. The simple availability of mobile benches seems to light years away from the latest techniques: that was

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EPIDENDRUM ORCHIDS

Some orchid varieties are beginning to lose their appeal due to industrial scale production and all-year-round availability in almost all sales channels. This is especially true for Phalaenopsis. Once upon

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ELECTROMAGNETIC SOLUTIONS IN AGRICULTURE

What commercial companies are working together with research institutes to bring electromagnetic solutions to production and storage problems in agriculture and horticulture? ER radiation offers great potential but its application

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MICHELIA CHAMPACA, WHY NOT?

Without getting into taxonomic arguments, Michelia champaca or Magnolia x alba (M. champaca x M. montana) is an evergreen tree that produces fragrant flowers, named Bai Lan in China. The

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PROTECTED CHERRY CULTIVATION

With current climate change, unpredictable and severe weather systems, growing cherries under protection has become increasingly important, also to increase fruit size and quality. Good rain and insect protection is

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FARMING WITH HYDROPHILIC FILM

Mebiol Inc. is a Japanese Company established in 1995 to commercialize the IMEC hydrogel membrane technology invented by Yuichi Mori, professor at Waseda University. The most recent internationally recognized award

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NEW FERN VARIETY

Launched at the 4-Oaks Trade Show, UK,  2018 was a new variety of fern discovered by Bob Hollister at Country Garden Plants, http://cgps.co.uk/ England. This variety of Dyopteris wallichiana has

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NOT NEW BUT STILL INNOVATIVE

Crops planted directly in the field, especially in sandy soils under hot dry climates, can benefit substantially from dew collectors manufacturerd by Tal-Ya Water Technologies, Israel. They are also indicated

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ANTI STRESS MOLECULE

At this time of year, retailers of bedding plants despair to see plants wither at the point of sale due to lack of attention and water. Nurseries and plant growers

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VARIEGATED ASPIDISTRA

Cut-leaves of Aspidistra elatior represent an important component in floral bouquets. In Italy the leaves are grown in large quantities predominantly in the regions of Liguria and Campania. Sourching young

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