Cultivating and gardening
Global food prices rose by 2.3% in July
Expectations were high from winter barley crops but it would seem that average yields will be lower than expected and there have been some very poor yields.
A feeling of emptiness might best describe some growers’ experiences of winter barley in 2017 as many highly promising crops failed to deliver on their expected yield. Emptiness in the trailers was, in many cases, accompanied by a level of emptiness in the grains and this has been added to by the recent weakness in prices.
They have the potential to improve soil health, bring yield benefits and possibly reduce costs over time.
The payment should be seen as a way to get long-term benefit with the help of funding. Doing it just for the money can be a false economy.
Cannabis production in commercial greenhouses was a hot discussion topic during the National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association’s (NGMA) Spring Meeting in Savannah, GA, in April. One of the speakers at the event was Damian Solomon, Director of Cultivation at MedMen, which is nearing completion on a new cannabis production facility in Nevada. Solomon designs high-tech growing solutions for the production of cannabis, and he provided NGMA members with an update on the transition from low-tech cultivation to more advanced indoor production.
July 27, 2017