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December 2016 Newsletter

Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  December 2016 Greetings Alicia, Substrate trials in Hort Americas’ research greenhouse are looking at conventional and organic propagation substrates along with different irrigation strategies for producing healthy starter plugs for hydroponic production systems.   Substrate trials look to assist hydroponic growers avoid propagation-related issues Hort Americas has retrofitted a 12,000-square-foot greenhouse […]

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November 2016 Newsletter

Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  November 2016 Greetings, Early results from fertilizer trials in Hort Americas’ research greenhouse show knowing the levels of nutrients in fertilizer solutions can go a long way in avoiding problems with deficiencies and toxicities.   Fertilizer trials look at leafy greens, herb growth in hydroponic production systems Hort Americas has […]

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October 2016 Newsletter

Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  October 2016 Greetings , Hort Americas’ special projects manager Tyler Baras is using a 12,000-square-foot hydroponic greenhouse to teach company staff and customers what it takes to economically grow leafy greens and herbs.   Hort Americas retrofits greenhouse for trialing hydroponic growing systems, products Tyler Baras is a well-traveled grower. He […]

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September 2016 Newsletter

Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  September 2016 Greetings, Research at Michigan State University shows growers have a choice when it comes to lights for photoperiodic control.   LEDs offer option for photoperiodic control As light bulb manufacturers phase out the production of incandescent bulbs, growers are looking for replacements to control flowering of ornamental plants. […]

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August 2016 Newsletter

Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  August 2016 Greetings, Since lettuce and leafy greens have short production cycles, greenhouse growers need to stay focused if they want to be successful growing these crops year round.   Monitoring is crucial for growing lettuce and leafy greens year round The increasing demand for locally-grown vegetables is causing more […]

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July 2016 Newsletter

Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  July 2016 Greetings, McGill University bioresource engineer Mark Lefsrud said it’s time to take plant research and production to a higher level with LEDs.   Taking LEDs to the next level Much of the research that has been done with LEDs for the last 50 years has been conducted with […]

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June 2016 Newsletter

  Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  June 2016 Greetings, Kevin Folta, chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, said more researchers, farmers and students need to be using social media to promote themselves, their research and their industries. Are you using social media to promote your brand, your industry? Kevin Folta, […]

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May 2016 Newsletter

  Hort Americas Corporate Newsletter  |  May 2016   Greetings {$firstname},   A study of data collected in the 2007 and 2012 Census of Agriculture shows that direct-to-consumer sales could help growers remain in business longer. Direct-to-consumer food sales could help growers succeed In January 2015 a group of economists at the USDA-Economic Research Service released […]

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March 2016 Newsletter

Regardless of whether you think hydroponic production can be organic, the bottom line is all methods of food production should be considered when trying to feed a growing world population.

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January 2016 Newsletter

An agreement between Colorado State University and Philips Lighting to equip its new 27,000-square-foot horticulture center with LEDs will put the focus on using the lights for improving ornamental and vegetable plant production.

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December 2015 Newsletter

While providing the proper soluble salts and pH levels are important in hydroponic systems, don’t overlook the significance of maintaining the optimum temperature, oxygen concentration and microbe level in the nutrient solution.

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August 2015 Newsletter

As pressure on fresh water supplies increases, more growers will look at recycling their water. Recycling water can add a whole range of challenges that growers may not have had to deal with before. Speakers at this year’s Cultivate’15 discussed some of the issues growers may face when recirculating and treating irrigation water.

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June 2015 Newsletter

Here’s a preview of some of the great products you’ll see at Hort America’ booth during Cultivate’15. Stop by and see us at booth #946. To receive live updates from Cultivate’15, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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June 2015 Cultivate Newsletter

Cultivate’15 is right around the corner. Looking for products for commercial hydroponics, vertical farming, controlled agriculture environments or other innovative growing systems? Stop by and see the staff of Hort Americas during Cultivate’15 at Booth No. 946. To receive live updates from Cultivate’15 in Columbus, Ohio, July 11-14, 2015, please follow us on Facebook and […]

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