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Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Hydroclimaponics: feeding the third world by remote control

What if you could provide beginning growers in developing countries with a growing system that could be fully computer controlled remotely by experts from abroad? South African company Eden Green claims to have the solution for this with their Hydroclimaponics concept; a fully computer controlled high yielding.....

BP Grower enjoys being part of burgeoning aquaponics industry

As aquaponic and hydroponic growing methods are increasing in presenceacrossNorth America, Beaver Plasticshas now teamed up with Amazon Business in order to serve the growing demand for their hydroponic and aquaponic components even better. Beaver Plastics manufactures soil-less cultivation systems to.....

AgroCare's ambition is larger than 173 hectares

Due to the merger with Kesgro and an expansion of another twenty hectares, Agro Care will be growing to 173 hectares next year. And as far as grower Philip van Antwerpen is concerned they are not done. "For us, managing such a large acreage is not a problem. We heavy plenty ambition left for more."Big news.....

Alejandro Moreno, Exportadora e Importadora JJLE SAS:

"We want to turn Colombia into a cherry tomato producer"

If we talk about the production of cherry tomatoes, we tend to think of a number of countries, but Colombia is not on the list of potential exporters of this vegetable. A group of growers from this South American country aims to change this mindset and turn Colombia into a source for the product. "So far,.....

"Polish workers exploited in the Netherlands"

A new report presents the results of interviews carried out by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and FairWork with Polish migrant workers and case studies that were collected between 2012 and 2015. These identify a number of problems experienced by migrant workers, ranging from.....

Jews and Arabs work together in Israeli rooftop greenhouse

On the rooftop of the Mishor Adumim industrial park in the desert between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, an acre of herbs and lettuces provide employment for about 20 people representing the entire Israeli mosaic: Jews and Arabs, religious and secular, Israeli-born and immigrants.“We all work together and value.....

Ethylene dosing:

This machine allows you to safely ripen the last tomatoes of the season

Dosing ethylene is becoming increasingly popular in Dutch greenhouse horticulture. Last year, the first systems were approved to speed up the ripening of fruit and vegetables by using gas at the end of the season. As expected, the use of ethylene gas cylinders will follow.RipeningThe ripening of tomatoes.....


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Climate chamber MyGrowthRoom attracts attention at GreenTech 2016

Nijssen’s MyGrowthRoom had a successfull market introduction at GreenTech, the international trade fair for horticulture technology in Amsterdam. MyGrowthRoom facilitates growers and researchers to efficiently optimise growth recipes and test new LED solutions. Among others, universities, seed breeders,.....


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UK: Levity CropScience lauch Albina for soft fruit firmness

Levity CropScience is launching Albina for Soft Fruit, a pioneering new product that improves fruit firmness and shelf-life, at this year's Fruit Focus event.Albina works by helping soft fruit absorb calcium, a nutrient that can improve firmness and quality but is poorly absorbed by maturing soft fruit......


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ISAAA launched:

Pakistan: ‘Bureaucratic hurdles hampering biotech growth’

While developing countries are making fast progress in biotechnology to benefit their growing population and strengthen economy through food exports, Pakistan lags far behind in this field mainly due to bureaucratic hurdles that have effectively scuttled efforts of local experts, many of them have developed.....


Machinesmore »


Pick&Pack demonstration days attract 140 visitors

On the 26th, 27th and 31st of May the demonstration days of the Pick&Pack project were held. In total 140 visitors from industry and research have participated in workshops, demonstrations and presentations.In the past 4 years, researchers have worked on the development of modules for a flexible food.....


Product Infomore »


United Fresh 2016: Novelties

PHOTO REPORT The theme “Produce innovation starts here” of last week’s United Fresh show was a great fit. Many companies had new products on display and a record-breaking 49 contestants submitted their new product or packaging to compete for the Produce Innovation Awards.FreshPlaza took photos of a number of new.....


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Film sealed packs coming to North America

Freshseal, the latest pack format for tomato, berry and fresh produce packing is now available in the USA, Canada and Mexico. Developed jointly by an Anglo Canadian partnership this technology offers the fresh produce market a quick and easy means of transitioning into film sealed punnets and trays from clam.....


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Are you using social media to promote your brand, your industry?

In a recnt interview with Hort Americas, Kevin Folta, chairman of the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, said more researchers, farmers and students need to be using social media to promote themselves, their research and their industries.by David Kuack for Hort AmericasKevin.....


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Mexico: Former Sunny Fields CEO starts new carreer in substrate business

After managing greenhouse company Sunny Fields at the Agropark in Queretaro for many years, Mexican horticultural entrepreneur Jacques Jajati started a new chapter in his career with his new supply and distribution company Insumos y Proyectos Hidroponicos (IPH). In April this year, Jajati kicked off his new.....


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US (ME): Why some Maine farmers say organic certification is worth the effort

When Tim Devin and Anna Weinberg decided to buy Chase Stream Farm in Monroe, they knew they wanted to produce and sell certified organic crops.“We bought the land in February, and we’ve been farming for about three weeks,” Devine said last week. “We really wanted to carry on with the organic vegetable.....


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Biobest Antalya supports Turkish food safety initiative

Nutrition, food safety and minimising environmental impact have become crucial issues not just in Turkey but worldwide. Unhealthy food production and consumption are being linked to a number of important diseases and health issues in developed and developing countries.With health costs spiralling in.....


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New study into health benefits of walnuts for older Americans

According to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition, by consuming between one and two servings of walnuts per week, approximately ¼ cup per serving, older Americans may be able to reduce the risk of developing physical impairments later on in life, giving them a higher quality of life and more.....


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July 6-8, Petersburg

US: Virginia State Fish School focuses on aquaponics

Virginia State University's Aquaculture Program will hold its annual three-day Fish School Wednesday, July 6 through Friday, July 8, at the Randolph Farm Pavilion located on 4415 River Road, Petersburg. The program begins at 8 a.m. and ends around 4 p.m. each day.Local sustainable aquaculture production of.....


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WinCo Foods to build large DC in North Texas

Research: Aldi and Lidl are set to benefit most from Brexit

Cora and Carrefour to renew purchasing agreement -Supermarket chains Cora and Carrefour have begun proceedings to extend their joint purchasing agreement into the future. Whether such a renewal is feasible or not will be decided by L'Autorité de la Concurrence. Commenting on the issue, the body stated.....


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Chicago is becoming urban ag capital of the world

When you walk into Farmed Here’s 90,000-square-foot warehouse in Bedford Park, a sleepy industrial outpost about 15 miles southwest of Chicago, you might not immediately register that you're standing in the second coming of the locavore movement. But then you get inside and smell basil—along with baby.....


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