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Friday, June 23, 2017


Plantlab says it has a patent on indoor farming

PlantLab can obtain its patent on indoor farming, described by the company as a 'closed plant nursery system'. Since 2008, the company has been defending this patent at the European Patent Office (EPO), with Philips Lighting and Certhon as their major opponents. Last Wednesdaythe EPO decided that the.....

Photo report: A visit to Beekenkamp's latest greenhouse

The Beekenkamp Group is one of the largest plant nurseries in the world. Last year, they opened a new modern greenhouse and are currently already working on an expansion. Furthermore, for years there has been a woman at the top of the company together with her brother-in-law. More than enough reasons for the.....

Dutch growers take advantage of new dehumidification techniques

VIDEO Several Dutch greenhouse growers have shared their experience with humidity control in a new video from Royal Brinkman and DryGair. In the video you will hear growers of potted plants, cut flowers, young plants and vine crops express their thoughts on humidity control with the DryGair unit. It is a very.....

Richel Group obtains ISO 9001 certification

The Richel Group has obtained the ISO 9001:2015 certification for its activities regarding the design, manufacture and sale of production greenhouses and storage sheds."As a reflection of Richel Group's commitment to the quality of its products and the excellence of its services, this certification,.....

green” benefits consumers expect could be meager at best:

"Urban ag only provides small environmental benefits in northeastern US"

“Buy local” sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities, is the practice really better for the planet than conventional farming? A new analysis of urban agriculture in.....

Hubei Xing Fu:

Chinese grower invests in organic cucumber production

To raise the people's quality of life, and because of promotion of knowledge on healthy food, the Chinese consumer more and more thinks about eating organic vegetables," says Mr. Qiu Xianxiong from Hubei Xing Fu Agricultural Development Co., Ltd.Organic cucumber greenhousesA part of the greenhouse"This.....

Axia's Xandor TOV:

Adding taste and quality to Holland's largest tomato category

Catching attention in the large TOV segment you cannot do exclusively in the greenhouse, is the opinion of the breeders of Axia Vegetable Seeds. "To match the production of current varieties is a minimum requirement for a new variety, but the difference is made further in the chain with quality."With about.....

Dutch capsicum brand settles down in China

In the first half of June, the first sample shipments of Dutch bell peppers through the exporters Global Green Team, Levarht, The Greenery and Staay Food Group, reached Chinese retailers. Earlier today, an official brand and product launch took place in Shanghai. The first Dutch Valley mission was officially.....


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US: Houweling's scoops Utah clean energy award

In recognition of leading energy saving efforts, Houweling’s Group was amongst four companies honored recently as part of Utah’s Energy Efficiency Challenge. The Challenge is managed by Utah Clean Energy in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Energy Development and the University of Utah’s.....


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CAN (ON): Fuel prices up, fertilizer down

Ontario producers were paying more for fuel, but less for fertilizer and pesticides this spring, compared to a year earlier.In the first survey for 2017, the Ontario Farm Input Monitoring Project found that fuel prices in the province as a group were up 9% from the same date last year, while fertilizer.....


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Axia's Xandor TOV:

Adding taste and quality to Holland's largest tomato category

Catching attention in the large TOV segment you cannot do exclusively in the greenhouse, is the opinion of the breeders of Axia Vegetable Seeds. "To match the production of current varieties is a minimum requirement for a new variety, but the difference is made further in the chain with quality."With about.....


Machinesmore »


US (CA): Lettuce-weeding robots, coming soon to a farm near you

Blue River Technology isn't a typical Silicon Valley startup. The Sunnyvale, California-based company makes farming machines. "I bet we're the only startup with a tractor behind our offices," CEO Jorge Heraud says. Nevertheless, it is still very much a tech startup.Blue River's machines are robots that help.....


Product Infomore »


New technology helps reduce strawberry waste

A new technology is on a mission to turn the great British strawberry green as the summer season kicks off.More than 38,000 tonnes of soft fruit/berries, with a value of £180 million, are thrown away by British households every year mainly because they’re not eaten in time.The UK is one of the biggest.....


Packagingmore »


Bio-lutions turns agricultural waste into biodegradable packaging

Bio-lutions GmbH, a company that believes in sustainable innovations, came up with a patented ‘mechanical process’ through which agricultural residual fibres are converted into self-binding micro and nano fibrillated natural fibres using only water.This Germany-based company, founded by architect and.....


Marketingmore »


“We’ve noticed customers returning to brand products”

Gilad launches own brand: Chili Festival

By launching their own brand Chili Festival and renewing their house style, Gilad Produce wants to make the pepper market more distinctive. “We see customers returning to brand products.”The pepper market is doing well. There are more and more different varieties to be found, there’s more demand, and more.....


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July 19, Kent

UK: Botanicoir releases 'game changer' at Fruit Focus

Botanicoir is launching a ground-breaking new product, that’s said to be a game-changer in the soft-fruit industry, at Fruit Focus. Taking the use of coir substrates to the next level, it's capable of rapid hydration, has optimum air-filled porosity, a superior structure, and offers excellent drainage.....


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US: Georgia Food Oasis galvanizes community farm

Since breaking ground in January 2017, Sharayah Davis’ operation — named Elijah’s farm, after her son — has made astounding progress, becoming a beacon of hope in Columbus while inspiring the community to take action.On just 10,000 square feet — about 1/3rd of an acre — Elijah’s Farm is located on the.....


Coolingmore »


New monitoring solution for food retailers

Polish-French venture, blulog, has developed a new temperature monitoring solution, dedicated especially for food retailers. The solution is composed of RF+NFC loggers that sends up to 44 measurements once it is connected to the hub."We wanted to create a solution that would provide players in the food and.....


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US (CA): Customers find mouse peeking head through tomatoes

Usually, when you go to the grocery store, you’re not expecting to see any rodents.But in Stockton, customers were surprised by one while picking up tomatoes.In a video, you can see at least one mouse peeking its head through a bunch of tomatoes.A customer says he made the discovery Sunday night at a Food 4.....


Healthmore »

Report finds half of Canadians not eating enough fruit & veg

The present inclination of Canadians towards health and wellness, as well as rising awareness towards the functionality of vegetables and fruits ingredients has compelled the growth of the market in various regions across the nation says a new report titled, "Vegetables and Fruit - Canada - May 2017".Only.....


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June 22

Webinar Climate Smart Agriculture: California & Netherlands

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, United States Department of Agriculture, University of California, Davis and Wageningen University will be co-hosting a joint webinar on climate smart agriculture.The webinar will focus its.....


Retailmore »


Agrokor to close stores | Metro invests in Moscow

Grupo IFA turnover up | Indian e-grocer gets green light

Cooperative Fensmark Brugsforening leaves Coop DanmarkFensmark Brugsforening, one of Coop Danmark’s largest cooperative associations, is leaving the Danish retail group, according to Dansk Handelsblad. Instead, the company intends to join Coop’s competitor Dagrofa Group, starting next year. Two of its stores.....


Vertical farmingmore »


Plantlab says it has a patent on indoor farming

PlantLab can obtain its patent on indoor farming, described by the company as a 'closed plant nursery system'. Since 2008, the company has been defending this patent at the European Patent Office (EPO), with Philips Lighting and Certhon as their major opponents. Last Wednesdaythe EPO decided that the.....


Medicinal productionmore »

Polish lawmakers legalise medicinal marijuana

Poland's lower house of parliament, which is controlled by the conservatives, on Thursday voted to make medicinal marijuana legal under certain circumstances.The EU member follows in the steps of the Czech Republic, Finland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, as well as 23 US states and Uruguay, which in 2013.....


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