New Products
Signify (formerly Philips Lighting) recently launched new Philips GreenPower LED toplighting module in Canada, with light efficacy of up to 3.0 µmol/J and an output of 800 µmol/s.
A new weight-based watering system could help growers and retailers ensure uniformity of soil moisture across their hanging baskets.
Smithers-Oasis has recently launched a new retail pack of its Oasis® Horticubes growing media.
Denver, Colorado – The Pallet Watering Mat from WaterPulse could be a solution to one of the biggest challenges facing growers and retailers – efficiently watering plants on standard pallets.
Eindhoven, NL – The third generation of Philips GreenPower LED Interlighting (Gen 3) has arrived in North America.
Jan. 19, 2018, Antioch, CA – We’ve all been there. Wrestling with the garden hose that likes to twist and kink, or even worse, rupture at the most inopportune time.

Taking this up to task, Stanley recently launched the DuraflexPro Expanding Garden Hose.

It boasts 2-ply construction, rubber reinforcement and an elastic nylon sleeve to lessen the risk of rupture, withstanding up to 300 PSI. Plus, its outer layer is designed to be UV-resistant and crumple-free.

The hose’s compact, lightweight design makes it easy to store and use. Available in 25, 50, 75 and 100 ft. lengths, it quickly expands to twice its size when in use.

Check out its patented aluminum couplings. They can be reattached after the damaged end is removed.

For more, visit stanleygardenproducts.com
A proven and innovative tree propagation system is helping growers increase their profitability by producing healthier, more beautiful trees. Launched at the Landscape Ontario Congress, RootSmart is an evidence-based propagation system that promotes an ideal root structure by preventing root girdling at the propagation stage.

Root girdling is a well-known and costly problem in the horticulture industry. Research has shown that it starts during propagation and can’t be reversed as a tree matures. Over time, roots circle each other and the trunk, choking and killing the tree.
RootSmart prevents girdling in the first stages of root growth – when it counts. Developed in partnership between Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and A.M.A., RootSmart provides growers with a proven solution to improve propagation practices.

“Root girdling is a real problem, and growers are starting to see an increased focus on examining root structures in the buying process. We were determined to find a solution that would help growers become better stewards of their products,” says Rick Bradt, Co-owner and
Managing Director of A.M.A. “RootSmart is the game-changer our industry has been waiting for, and we are proud to bring it to market in partnership with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.”

As a wall-less, bottomless tray, RootSmart is uniquely designed to encourage lateral root growth without obstruction from growing media. As the roots come into contact with the air outside of the tray, they naturally prune themselves, allowing continued growth in a healthy, lateral direction. By ensuring better quality roots, RootSmart delivers significant benefits for fruit, nut, and ornamental tree growers that result in better products for end consumers:

• Reduced mortality rate
• Increased transplant success
• Improved crop uniformity
• Shorter crop cycles
• Reduced culls
• Reduced labour costs
• Healthier, more beautiful trees

“RootSmart was co-designed with growers, for growers,” says Dr. Darby McGrath, Research Scientist at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. “After five years consulting with industry leaders and studying the effects of existing propagation trays, we designed a product that solves the problem of root girdling using proven science. We are thrilled to see it come to life with support and leadership from the A.M.A. team.”

A.M.A. holds the exclusive production and marketing licence to RootSmartTM, and is now available to growers across North America. Learn more at rootsmart.com.
Aug. 14, 2017, Sarasota, FL – The new dual electric or solar-powered Multiple Use Tow Tractor by ScoringAg can handle a variety of duties in the greenhouse and nursery industries.
Aug, 14, 2017, Charlotte, NC – Svensson has introduced a new collection of decorative climate screens which combine function and aesthetics, making for an ideal combination for garden centers and others alike.
June 6, 2017 – Exsilio, a Finnish enterprise, has developed a high-tech solution for cultivating salad and herbs, among other crops, in urban environments.
May 16, 2017, Columbus, OH – Sensaphone® will introduce its Sentinel™ remote monitoring system to greenhouse operators, commercial growers and retailers at Cultivate’17, booth 3117, July 15-18.
May 16, 2017, Redmond, WA – Dynamic Systems, Inc., a leader in real-time traceability systems announces an end-to-end traceability system for aquaponic, aeroponic and hydroponic growers using the SIMBA line of Barcode Tracking and Labeling Solutions.
May 4, 2017 – During the early phase in the cultivation of fruit and vegetable crops sticky traps make ideal scouting tools for whiteflies and/or thrips.
April 25, 2017, Vineland, Ont. – Canada’s first sweet potato variety is expected for release next year. And now work is underway to ensure Canadian farmers can also access sweet potato cuttings – called slips – right here at home.
March 20, 2017, Vancouver – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency of Agriculture Canada has formally certified the use of Maxstim biostimulants for edible food crops in Canada.
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