LOROPETALUM A USEFUL FLOWERING SHRUB

Loropetalum chinensis ‘Black Pearl’. The merits of this variety consist of a more rounded leaf with a deep dark bronze colour that does not fade greenish during the year and

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INTRODUCING INNOVATION TAKES TIME

The introduction and marketing of really innovative products and systems, takes time, because established production protocols or consumer behaviour need to change, often creating difficulties in terms of adapation and

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CULTURE OF BIODIVERSITY

‘WOW, la Cultura della Biodiversità’ è il titolo di un libro che considera le piante spontanee e i loro ecosistemi in modo olistico con riferimenti anche a lavoro artistico e

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SEAWATER GREENHOUSE

Sundrop Farms was the first commercial greenhouse production to incorporate CSP (concentrated solar power) technology with the Seawater Greenhouse system.

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SILICON SUPPLIERS

In the description by the bimonthly scientific journal ‘SILICON’ published by Springer, Netherlands, silicon is described as the most important element of the 21st Century under research! ISSN: 1876-990X (print

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BIOPOLYMERS VERSUS RECYCLED PLASTIC

Pots manufactured from biopolymers have suffered a setback in recent times for various reasons including price and grower performance. However, companies continue to research the use of biopolymers and Desch

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INNOVATION – INTERNET

When browsing, much online information is past its ‘sale by date’. Is it possible to have information presented in chronological order, at least for the first two or three pages?

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WILD FLOWERS

This sub-theme considers the culture of seeding gardens and landscapes with wildflower species not only for the beauty and harmony these flowers provide but also for their contribution to the

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ER RADIATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

The use of electromagnetic radiation (ER) is providing a whole new world of sustainable methods to eradicate pests, disinfect soils, water and food, elimate weeds and stimulate growth and development.

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MICROWAVE RADIATION REDUCES FOOD WASTE

The MISYA microwaves system for agrofood is able to clean all stages of insect pests and mites from food products prior to storage, thereby reducing food waste. Theis clean system

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XYLELLA FASTIDIOSA AND SILICON

Researchers and growers might undertake trials to ascertain the effects of applying bioactive silicon as a foliar spray in olive plantations and on other important crops, to reduce plant stress

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COMMON PROBLEMS INTRODUCING INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

New products can provide potential advantages but they can also be more difficult for grower to operate requiring changes in established production protocols and the need for technical advice. How

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RDI IRRIGATION FOR POINSETTIA

Postive effects of Regulated Deficit Irrigation were found in the cultivation of Poinsettia.

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ANOTHER ITALIAN JOB

Watly technology is capable of producing clean drinking and irrigation water through its thermodynamic solar distillation computer sytem also providing electricity and telecommunications. In common with Warka Water, the innovators

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ADDED COSTS FOR GROWERS AND RETAILERS

Successful innovation (discontinuous) is usually achieved through first creating a new market and subsequently being able to satisfy the new demand. While plant breeding companies, propagators together with promoters can

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