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7 crop management tips to maximize greenhouse-tomato production

7 crop management tips to maximize greenhouse-tomato productionBy Celina Gómez
Growing high-wire tomatoes in the greenhouse is a labor-intensive practice recommended only to those who enjoy working in a dynamic growing environment. Without careful attention to detail, everything that can go wrong will go wrong! However, understanding key production concepts can help you produce high-quality, vine-ripened fruit that will make your business thrive.

1. Purchase transplants from the experts. Typically, grafted transplants are purchased from specialized growers who provide flower-induced plant material that will enter production shortly after transplanting in the greenhouse. Buying transplants will allow you as a grower to concentrate fully on the intricate practices of exploiting this heat-loving crop. 2. Manipulate the environment. One of the most important aspects of producing indeterminate tomatoes in the greenhouse is to understand that manipulating the environment can be to your advan…

Bless our China # Deadly earthquake strikes China's Sichuan province

Image copyrightAFPImage captionThe tremors were felt in Xian, several hundred kilometres from the epicentre An earthquake has killed at least five people and injured more than 60 in China's south-western province of Sichuan, officials say. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck in the sparsely-populated north of Sichuan, the US Geological Survey said. Some reports suggest the death toll could be much higher. The epicentre was close to an area popular with tourists. Sichuan province is prone to earthquakes. More than 70,000 people were killed in a quake in 2008. The quake struck at around 21:20 (13:20 GMT) some 300km (180 miles) north of the provincial capital Chengdu, and was 10km deep. Photos showed damage to buildings, including a hotel, in Jiuzhaigou, home to one of China's most famous nature reserves and a Unesco World Heritage site. A restaurant owner in the town said this quake felt stronger than the 2008 tremor, though there is no suggestion yet that the death toll could reach …

IPM Essen announces new site plan for 2018 event

All the signs are showing green: From January 23 to 26, 2018, Messe Essen will become a top-class meeting place for international horticulture. IPM ESSEN will go to the starting line for the 36th time. The modernisation of the fair site in Essen is resulting in a few new features in the area allocation plan for the world's leading fair. For the first time, parts of the New Messe Essen including the Glass Foyer East covering 2,000 square meters will be put into operation. "After the meeting of the Advisory Board in April and after intensive discussions with all the partners and exhibitors, Messe Essen is looking towards IPM ESSEN 2018 positively. The world's leading fair for horticulture will take place on the highest level. The site situation is changing constantly due to the conversion and, as expected, is exerting positive effects on the quality of international trade fairs such as IPM ESSEN. We are looking forward to 2018," Oliver P. Kuhrt, CEO of Messe Essen, sh…