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Monday, April 27, 2015


Photo Report 17th Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai

Last week the 17th Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai took place in China. Over 600 exhibitors from 24 countries welcomed the more than 20,000 visitors that found their way to the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre. With two sold out exhibition halls, the show was large, and with so many visitors in just.....

India: Bayer CropScience opens new multi-crop breeding station in Haryana

Bayer CropScience, a sub-group of Bayer AG, today said it has inaugurated a multi-crop breeding station at Karnal in Haryana.The modern facility will focus on breeding activities, screening of diseases, evaluation and selection of breeding materials, in-bred development and crossing in vegetable crops like.....

Two new designs for WUR research facilities in Middle East

Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is involved in the creation of two research centers in the Middle East (United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia). In both countries, food safety plays an increasingly important role, and the intended centers are meant to facilitate research in this field. The design for.....

Peat-chunk coir growing media: Benefits for extraordinary drought

In the United States, when you think of places that experience drought conditions, often California and Texas come to mind. However, in the last 8 months many central and western states have experienced abnormally dry seasons causing drought conditions. You would not think that parts of Minnesota and.....

Koppert Morocco now focuses on outdoor cultivation protection

Agricultural products play an important role for the Moroccan export market and this country is making huge investments in this field. Morocco is focusing on small farmers and investing in technology and research for more efficient cereal production techniques through the “Plan Maroc Vert” which was.....

Australia: Young Sang begun construction on new retractable roof greenhouse

Melbourne-based tomato, capsicum, zucchini and eggplant grower-packer Young Sang & Co. has announced an investment in a retractable roof greenhouse at one of its United Wholesalers & Growers (UWG) farm’s in Bundaberg, Queensland.

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Breeding tastier tomatoes: Are there better options?

Not long ago, I read about a scientist named Harry Klee, who is trying to make the world a better place for tomato eaters. He knows he’ll never make a supermarket tomato as delicious as one grown with love in a garden, but he is sure he can improve the flavor of mass market hardballs through better.....

US (NY): Hydroponic greenhouse springs up at Berry Farm

As Columbia County proceeds through the third decade of its agricultural renaissance, the farms that have prospered in recent years are bringing forth a rich crop of younger farmers.At the Berry Farm in Chatham, John Bel-Fiore, the son of farmer Joe Gilbert, has started his own hydroponic greenhouse,.....

UK: Open up your farm, glasshouse or field for Open Farm Sunday

There is still time for farmers and growers to sign up to the tenth Open Farm Sunday (OFS) and throw open their gates, glasshouses and fields to the public on Sunday 7 June.Organisers, LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), are urging farmers to help ensure this year’s campaign is the most successful one.....

Flying Doctors boost kiwi fertility

Alberto Di Meo is one of a few Italian kiwi growers who pioneered commercial use of Biobest’s Flying Doctors technology for kiwi pollination in 2014. Following the collapse of the male kiwi trees in his orchard due to a PSA attack, he was more than worried about achieving good pollination and fruit set......

Getting the best performance from your greenhouse

Getting the best performance from your greenhouse is key to investment decisions, says Sally Drury. Used for propagation, plant and food production, displaying plant collections and for research, the greenhouse lies at the heart of horticulture.

US: SC’s first rooftop farm debuts in Greenville

On a perfect spring day this week, South Carolina’s first rooftop farm was dedicated. With a slight breeze in the air, a cloudless sky and the sun shining down, the farm was given official status as a living, working asset to the city.“It’s been said that one of the greatest visions for a city is not so much.....


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Energymore »


Satellite maps show hidden geothermal energy sites around the world

Part of the reason that geothermal hasn't caught up to other renewable sources is that locating and measuring energy sites, which are underground and often in remote areas, can be painstaking and expensive work. Luckily a new tool has arrived to help scientists and engineers find geothermal energy sources.....


Fertilizersmore »

Broad-spectrum fungicides for vegetables

Chlorothalonil is a FRAC M5 fungicide that is well known for its ease of use as a stand-alone product or tank mix partner for protecting against a range of pathogens of vegetable crops. Some examples of uses of chlorothalonil fungicide for disease control includes Alternaria leaf blight and fruit rot on.....


Machinesmore »


New PTO driven Bio Hopper XL for Bakker Seed Productions

Bakker Seed Productions is the first to work with the PTO driven version of Weterings Bio Hopper XL.Bakker is specialized in the production of hybrid tomato-, cucumber- and pepperseeds which are grown in compartments of ca. 3000 m2. The crop rotation takes place various times a year and is done by hand up.....


Product Infomore »


World’s hottest pepper at risk of losing its title

It has been nearly three years since the Guinness Book of World Records officially recognized the “Carolina Reaper” as the world’s hottest chili pepper. Ed Currie, founder of Ft. Mill, SC-based PuckerButt Pepper Co. and creator of the Carolina Reaper, is reported to be at it again.


Breedingmore »


India: Bayer CropScience opens new multi-crop breeding station in Haryana

Bayer CropScience, a sub-group of Bayer AG, today said it has inaugurated a multi-crop breeding station at Karnal in Haryana.The modern facility will focus on breeding activities, screening of diseases, evaluation and selection of breeding materials, in-bred development and crossing in vegetable crops like.....


Packagingmore »


New packaging design for BerryFresh

BerryFresh is available year-round, in an extensive and increasing range. Sales are growing steadily as a result of consistent product quality, new tasty varieties, and societal impulses towards healthy eating –both during meals and when snacking. Soft fruit has evolved from an exclusive specialty to a daily.....


Marketingmore »

The Australian Made Campaign welcomes consultation on new food labels

The Australian Made Campaign has welcomed the Government’s decision to consult with stakeholders and undertake consumer research into its proposal to introduce a mandatory ‘Australian content’ symbol for all locally produced food products.“This is a very important initiative of the Government and it is.....


Substratesmore »


Peat-chunk coir growing media: Benefits for extraordinary drought

In the United States, when you think of places that experience drought conditions, often California and Texas come to mind. However, in the last 8 months many central and western states have experienced abnormally dry seasons causing drought conditions. You would not think that parts of Minnesota and.....


Organicmore »

Campaigners urge Africa to invest in organic farming

African governments should channel greater investments to organic farming that promise food security and sustainable revenue for smallholders, campaigners said on Wednesday.Michael Onyeka, the Executive Director of Greenpeace Africa told reporters in Nairobi that farming systems that are ecologically.....


Coolingmore »


PERIcool: same quality and performance just more cost effective

Termotecnica Pericoli S.r.l. never satisfied with the status quo continues to invest substantial resources into constant upgrading and product improvement through R&D into design, new materials and improved supply chain.The PERIcool evaporation pad has undergone a total review from every aspect resulting.....


Food Safetymore »


Netherlands: Fewer interceptions quarantine organisms in import 2014

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) found significantly fewer quarantine organisms during import inspections of plants and plant products from countries outside the European Union in 2014, the report 'Fytosanitaire signaleringen 2014' says.Quarantine organisms are organisms that.....


Healthmore »


Chili pepper chemical plays tricks on nerves

The chemical that gives chili peppers their burn, capsaicin, is also a popular pain-reliever found in over-the-counter and prescription medications. New research clarifies how capsaicin works to calm painful nerves, muscles, and joints.In Science Signaling, Tibor Rohacs and a team of researchers from Rutgers.....


Eventsmore »


Photo Report 17th Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai

Last week the 17th Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai took place in China. Over 600 exhibitors from 24 countries welcomed the more than 20,000 visitors that found their way to the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre. With two sold out exhibition halls, the show was large, and with so many visitors in just.....


Retailmore »


Co-op to give up fairtrade | Websites selling fruit see exponential growth

Walmart suppliers facing 30% rule

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon’s renewed focus on the “every day low price” model and away from promotional pricing may result in pressure on large and small suppliers near the boundaries of Walmart’s 30% rule. The 30% rule is the limit of sales the retailer wants any one supplier to have within its.....


Vertical farmingmore »


US: SC’s first rooftop farm debuts in Greenville

On a perfect spring day this week, South Carolina’s first rooftop farm was dedicated. With a slight breeze in the air, a cloudless sky and the sun shining down, the farm was given official status as a living, working asset to the city.“It’s been said that one of the greatest visions for a city is not so much.....


Flowers and Ornamental Trademore »


World Bank provides $90 million to Afriflora for rose growing in Ethiopia

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will lend up to €90 million to support Afriflora Group, a leading large-scale rose grower and distributor based in Ethiopia that employs more than 9,000 workers, more than 80 percent of them women.The funding will support Afriflora’s plan to expand production by 60.....


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