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Friday, March 27, 2015


Fons Aldenzee, grower consultant Windset Farms:

"DR0141TX perfect rootstock for cultivation in our Ultra Clima greenhouse"

In Santa Maria, California, Windset Farms is growing high quality greenhouse tomatoes in 52 hectares of state of the art Ultra Clima greenhouses. The production is extremely advanced and sustainable, but also demands a high input of knowledge and expertise. That is why corporate grower consultant Fons.....

Three Dutch flower business searched by the police

Big fraud investigation in Dutch flower industry

Last Thursday, three flower businesses in Aalsmeer and six homes in Aalsmeer, Amsterdam, Kudelstaart and Rijsenhout, the Netherlands were searched by the police and the Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD). The search was part of an investigation of a large scale scam including stealing,.....

Canada: Estimated cost of damage from snow well over $3,000,000

As Atlantic Canada digs out from another storm, Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture continues to collect information from farmers who have experienced losses caused by this year’s winter weather.As of March 22, the estimated cost of damage to agricultural structures from snow is well over $3,000,000......

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UK: Production update from LED trial at STC

The LED trials at Stockbridge Technology Center in Yorkshire are in full swing. In the monthly newsletter of the British Tomato Grower Association, STC's Dr. Phillip Davis shared an update on the current outcome of the research. He informs that "due to the differences in natural light availability, the.....

Using old pesticides may be perilous to your plants

Pesticides that are past their shelf life may be ineffective and could cause plant phytotoxicity.Now that the commercial production season is well underway, greenhouse growers may be dusting off old pesticide containers to use these chemistries to control pests. Before you do so, make sure you aren’t posing.....

Bart Duijvesteijn, Van Den Bos Flowerbulbs:

"High potential for potted plants in Asia"

“There is a high potential for pot plants in Asia. As Asia is a growing market more people are able to buy expensive and exclusive products, like potted plants", says Bart Duijvesteijn, sales manager at Van Den Bos Flower Bulbs who was present at the the Horti Asia in Bangkok, Thailand for the third time......

Agro Care:

Video : Take a peak inside the greenhouse of one of the largest growers in Holland

A 5 minute video has been made at one of the largest tomato growers in the Netherlands, Agro Care. Currently, Agro Care is expanding the greenhouse by 9.5 hectares, which brings the total acreage of the company at 89.5 hectares. In the video Joost van Veen, Marketing manager at Agro Care explains the .....


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Maintenance checklist from BioTherm:

Keep your boilers running efficiently

A properly maintained and efficient heating system requires a thorough tune-up at minimum, once per year. According to BioTherm, post spring production is a good time to do it. Check and inspect your boilers today. Here are a few items that should be on any boiler maintenance checklist:1. Clean air filters,.....


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Using old pesticides may be perilous to your plants

Pesticides that are past their shelf life may be ineffective and could cause plant phytotoxicity.Now that the commercial production season is well underway, greenhouse growers may be dusting off old pesticide containers to use these chemistries to control pests. Before you do so, make sure you aren’t posing.....


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Vigo Gerolamo, Albenga:

Italian herb grower processes 6,000 pots per hour

Potted herbs are increasing in popularity. That is also why the 23 hectare large Italian potted herb grower Vigo Gerolamo in Albenga is producing millions of potted herbs per year. In order to optimize the efficiency and quality of the production, the grower recently installed a fully automated, flexible.....


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Eat a whole watermelon (radish)

Eating a whole watermelon, skin and all? It doesn't sound very appetizing, but it is possible. That is, if you choose the watermelon radish. This root vegetable, related to the Chinese Daikon radish, is smaller than a watermelon, but can still grow to the size of a softball. The light green exterior may not.....


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Fons Aldenzee, grower consultant Windset Farms:

"DR0141TX perfect rootstock for cultivation in our Ultra Clima greenhouse"

In Santa Maria, California, Windset Farms is growing high quality greenhouse tomatoes in 52 hectares of state of the art Ultra Clima greenhouses. The production is extremely advanced and sustainable, but also demands a high input of knowledge and expertise. That is why corporate grower consultant Fons.....


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Tomato grower Sergey Klokonos, Azerbaijan:

"I think this will be our best season ever."

Azerbaijani grower Sergey Klokonos is the proud owner of a modern glasshouse of three hectares near Baku. The greenhouse company cultivates tomatoes on the vine and is in the middle of production. "Despite of the cold weather and less sun radiation, we are experiencing a good season so far", Klokonos said......


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Europe: A guide on support opportunities for organic producers

This publication is an informative document intended for organic farmers, processors and retailers. It aims at presenting support measures under the common agricultural policy (CAP) and within the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) in favour of organic producers and gives an overview and useful.....


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Netherlands: Cooling hall 3,000 m3 in Maasland for rent

At the Herenlaan in Maasland, Kraaijeveld has a cooling hall of around 3,000 m2 for rent. Excellently maintained, it has good outdoor grounds, and is favourably located in terms of logistics. There is no office space available, but there are 2 office cabins available, and there is the option to create.....


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Researchers connect climate change to food safety

Climate change can affect our food safety in a number of ways. In a European study, researchers at Wageningen University and Ghent University (Belgium) state that there is often a relationship between long-term changes in temperature and rainfall and vegetable and fruit contamination. For example, flooding.....


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European Food Safety Agency

No evidence of Ebola from fruit, veg

Is it possible transmission of Ebola through fruits and vegetables imported from Africa to the EU? Answer to this question give scientists from the European Food Safety Agency - EFSA.At the moment there is no evidence that the Ebola virus can be transmitted through food in the European Union, according to.....


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Thailand: 8,126 visitors for Horti Asia 2015

Horti ASIA 2015 and AGRI-Asia 2015 closed with record attendance, attracting over 8,000 industry experts from 61 countries.Horti ASIA 2015, the 4th international tradeshow for horticultural & floricultural production and processing technology together with AGRI-Asia 2015, the agricultural technology.....


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Vertical farming group Redux Holdings announces new line of business

Redux Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce its new whole sales business line. Recently the company has acquired the full ownership rights to the A3 Vertical system. This acquisition was one phase of the overall strategy to corner the agriculture market in an attempt to become the first authority in the.....


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Japan to review rules on Kenya flowers

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed has urged Japanese authorities to review the fumigation requirements imposed on flower exports from Kenya. Under the present arrangement, flowers exported to Japan are required to be inspected and fumigated at the port of entry.“This requirement has imposed.....


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