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Thursday, August 25, 2016


Pepper Weevil outbreak worries Leamington growers

A pest outbreak of the Pepper Weevil in the Leamington area is worrying local Ontario bell pepper growers. While the harmful pest has been around in the area for the last couple of years, growers are very concerned now that the weevil is touching down in their greenhouse earlier in the season. The Pepper.....

September 28-29, Warwick

Great British Tomato Conference discusses Brexit & more

The Great British Tomato Conference 2016 is now open for bookings. You can book online by visiting www.britishtomatoes.co.uk where you will find further details regarding timings of all events and conference dinner dress code etc.Once again the event will be held over 2 consecutive days with a conference.....
Optivest Investment Banking hired

Urban Produce prepares for international expansion

Urban Produce, Orange County’s CEA indoor vertical farm, has hired Optivest Investment Banking to oversee the financial expansion of their patented Vertical Growing System.Since Urban Produce launched in January 2015, the company has seen significant growth and now looks to move into phase two of expansion.....

Aluminium control panel increases operational reliability of light installation

Since the beginning of 2016 all Hortilux projects are fitted with aluminium control panels. With their positive properties aluminium control panels increase the continuity and operational reliability of an organisation.Optimal heat managementHeat management for control panels has been an important issue for.....

South Australia leads the world´s transition towards low emisions

VIDEO South Australia is moving to renewables faster than any place in the world. But according to some critics this also has a downside. Sundrop Farms was featured in an item broadcasted by ABC, on this renewable energy boom debate. Build by Dutch greenhouse builder Van der Hoeven, Sundrop Farms unique Port.....

Fruit and veg make men smell good!

Rather than slathering on aftershave, men would do better to eat their veggies. An Australian study shows that men who eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, smell a lot better. Their body odor is described as floral and sweet.Proteins like meat, eggs and tofu also improve body odor. Men who eat a lot of.....

Russia: 108 hectares of greenhouse to be built in Belgorod

Governor of the Belgorod region, Evgeny Savchenko, has approved a project that will see construction of the region's largest greenhouse facility.The first stage of the project is scheduled to be completed by autumn of 2017. The greenhouses will cover a total area of 24 hectares, where at least 19,000 tons of.....


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Green gas: A new revenue stream for UK AD farm producers

Farmers and rural businesses with an Anaerobic Digestion plant could secure a 10-20% premium on the gas they produce by tapping into growing demand for green energy across Europe.Although currently most AD plants burn the gas they produce to generate electricity and heat, there is an emerging market for.....


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CA (ON): Can growers get one step ahead of fertilizer regulations?

Growers know that new rules governing the use of fertilizers are coming, as Ontario joins U.S. states in trying to reduce the amount of phosphorus flowing into the Great Lakes, especially Lake Erie. It’s a battle that echoes the debate surrounding pesticide use.Unlike the last big fight over regulations,.....


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Japan wants to protect IP rights of fruit and veg abroad

The Japanese government is preparing to increase protection for intellectual property rights abroad regarding fruits and vegetables developed in Japan, after it was found that seeds and seedlings have been exported illegally and produced without authorization.The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry.....


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Panasonic to introduce commercial tomato-harvesting robot

Panasonic Corp. will start to sell a tomato-harvesting robot in 2019. The robot is prompted by a shortage of farmers and an aging agricultural population in Japan, a company official said Tuesday.The robot will determine if a tomato is ripe enough to pick by analyzing its color via an advanced camera and.....


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Is the eggplant the perfect imitation bacon?

Sweet pointed peppers on the barbecue, a chickpea burger instead of a hamburger and snack tomatoes instead of chorizo and sliced liverwurst with drinks. In recent years more and more alternatives to meat are being found in the fruit and vegetable section. However, some things seem irreplaceable. Which.....


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Edible food packaging made from milk proteins

At the grocery store, most foods — meats, breads, cheeses, snacks — come wrapped in plastic packaging. Not only does this create a lot of non-recyclable, non-biodegradable waste, but thin plastic films are not great at preventing spoilage. And some plastics are suspected of leaching potentially harmful.....


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US: "Opinion leaders" can bridge gap between growers, consumers

As consumers increasingly desire local food, opinion leaders can encourage others to eat healthier food and, in doing so, improve the local economy, according to new University of Florida Food and Agricultural Sciences research.As consumers increasingly desire local food, opinion leaders can encourage.....


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PUREgrown hemp-felt:

Grow-Tech introduces new OMRI listed microgreen growing medium

Grow-Tech, a 30-year veteran of the stabilized growing media industry, announces the release of PUREgrown hemp-felt. The PUREgrown hemp-felt is OMRI listed and is manufactured in the USA from 100% natural fibers grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides. PUREgrown hemp-felt combines superior growing.....


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webinar, October 5

Biodiversity conservation activities in organic agricultural systems

Join eOrganic for a webinar on biodiversity conservation on organic farms, which takes place on October 5, 2016 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.Register now at:.....


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New GlobalGAP interpretation guidelines for NL and BE

A National Interpretation Guideline (NIG) is a document that provides guidance on how to implement GlobalGAP Control Points and Compliance Criteria at a national level. Developed by a National Technical Working Group, this guideline goes through a transparent approval procedure and, once approved, becomes a.....


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Fruit and veg make men smell good!

Rather than slathering on aftershave, men would do better to eat their veggies. An Australian study shows that men who eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, smell a lot better. Their body odor is described as floral and sweet.Proteins like meat, eggs and tofu also improve body odor. Men who eat a lot of.....


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September 28-29, Warwick

Great British Tomato Conference discusses Brexit & more

The Great British Tomato Conference 2016 is now open for bookings. You can book online by visiting www.britishtomatoes.co.uk where you will find further details regarding timings of all events and conference dinner dress code etc.Once again the event will be held over 2 consecutive days with a conference.....


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Fruit-selling Dollar General into North Dakota | E-mart to work with Metro China

Woolworths expected to post heavy loss | UK grocery prices rebound

FMI, Nielsen partner for digitally engaged consumers program -Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Nielsen have formed an analytic alliance to uncover comprehensive insights on the “Digitally Engaged Food Shopper.” Results from this multi-year initiative will focus on current and future digital shopping.....


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Panama to play pivotol role for development of Controlled Environment Agriculture

Linking Central and South America, the diverse and dynamic nation of Panama is poised to bring controlled environment agriculture into the 21st century with the establishment of a world-class research and development center known as CIPAC (El Centro de Investigación para la Producción de Agricultura en.....


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