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US: WVU professor emeritus unveils new tomato

For more than half his life, Mannon Gallegly, West Virginia University professor emeritus of plant pathology, has been perfecting the tomato. In 1950, his research on vegetable diseases and tomato blight at WVU led him on a 13-year journey that culminated with the West Virginia ’63, also dubbed the “people’s.....

Italy: Strawberry genotype similar to Sabrosa and Florida Fortuna

Fragaria × ananassa Duch. is one of the strawberry crops, part of theRosaceae family, that is most important on a global level, producing over 7.8 million tons. The main producers are China, US, Mexico, Turkey and Europe. Spain is the main European producer, followed by Poland and Italy.In southern Italy and.....

No snack tomato soup due to last year's hail damage

Kromkommer is temporarily not delivering tomato soup made from snack tomatoes. This is due to the hail damage sustained by supplier and greenhouse grower Greenco last year. "While there’s no waste, there’s no soup," Kromkommer explains on their blog.The soup is usually made from leftover Greenco snack.....

Technolution presents Sense2Grow

"Sensors will change the job of the grower"

Greenhouse sensors have been experimented with for some time, but until now both high costs and technical problems prevented a wide implementation. Now it really seems possible. Technolution has developed sensors that in terms of accuracy and cost are interesting, while the biggest problem, the collection of.....

US (OH): Researchers create rubber from tomato peels

According to researchers at Ohio State University, food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century. In tests, rubber made with the new fillers exceeds industrial standards for performance, which may ultimately open up new.....

Maxstim biostimulants now certified for Canadian edible crops

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency of Agriculture Canada has formally certified the use of Maxstim biostimulants for edible food crops in Canada. Already in use with growers of non-food crops, this marks a significant step in bringing cutting edge plant growth products to Canada and enhancing crop.....

Aromi Sicily launches Aromatico

In recent times, Scicli has become famous all over Italy (and abroad) thanks to "Inspector Montalbano". It is here that Gli Aromi Sicily was established twenty years ago.With the support of his family, agronomist Enrico Russino specialised in medicinal and aromatic herbs. The company now cultivates around.....

Martyvel variety, consolidating in loose red tomato sector

"It is the second commercial year for this variety. Last year, there was already a significant volume, and this year it is considerably greater," affirms José Luis López, of Filosem. It is a young variety that is consolidating in the loose red tomato market and being showcased to those who are not yet.....

New Bottle Rocket watermelon variety available now

The Seminis Bottle Rocket Watermelon variety is now available for U.S. growers to purchase; previously trialed under precommercial designation SV7112WA. This new product is a 36-count watermelon featuring a dark mottled stripe rind pattern with vigorous plant and good vine coverage. Bottle Rocket has an.....

Enza Zaden's new eggplant is a rockstar: Bowie

Bowie. That's the name of the new eggplant variety E37H.01734 of Enza Zaden. The name was announced at HortiContact last week and Dutch eggplant grower Zwinkels, who is already growing this variety on 7,5 hectares, attended this moment and received a special 'Bowie' panel."Market conditions are changing.....

How to pour tomato sauce

Humans have enjoyed commercially produced tomato sauce since the mid-19th century, but many have been struggling to get it out of the bottle ever since.Now, science may have discovered a better way to get to the bottom of that bottle. Researcher Dr Anthony Stickland, who teaches chemical and biomolecular.....

Cucumber named 'flavor of the year'

Firmenich has announced cucumber as the 2017 ‘Flavor of the Year’ based on the growing appeal of this refreshing flavor.According to Chris Millington, President of Firmenich’s Flavor Division, the growing demand for refreshing, clean, and healthy food and beverages is driving cucumber’s surge in popularity......

Italy: Cora Seeds presents Regale F1

At Fruit Logistica 2017,Cora Seeds presented a new midi plum tomato variety. What makes it special is the possibility of cultivating it both in short and long cycles. Plants are very productive with uniform fishbone bunches bearing 6-8 fruits. No pruning needed. It is also rustic and resistant to.....

Better control of Crazy Roots with new bioreactor

Dutch horticulture consultant Peter Klapwijk recently attended a users meeting of the new Triton bioreactor from Aqua Terra Nova and Moor Filtertechniek.“This is an interesting development in a market segment which I expect will become very important in the future,” he writes in his blog. “Water quality,.....