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Spain: Super-sweet baby plum vine tomato

Unica Fresh has begun production of the Baby Plum Vine Tomato variety called Sugarino RZ, after signing an exclusivity agreement with seed producer Rijk Zwaan. For the next three years, Unica will be the only producer and distributor of this tomato that guarantees a minimum 7.5-8ºBx sweetness level."Perhaps.....

Nunhems' new Provine

"Filling the gap between large TOV and medium TOV"

With their new TOV Nunhems wants to fill the gap in fruit weight between the conventional large TOV and the medium TOV. Sebastiaan Breugem, Product Development Specialist: “The market had a demand for a somewhat finer large TOV. Provine (NUN 09196 TOF)* when cut has an average weight of 130 to 140.....

Award-Winning grape tomato now offered in organic

Following the success of its conventional offering, SUNSET® announced its award-winning grape tomato is now also being offered as Organic. The tomato has won numerous awards including the Superior Taste Award from the International Taste and Quality Institute.“We are thrilled to introduce a new product to.....

"By using foil, gutters last longer"

“When cleaning during crop rotation the gutters are under a lot of pressure. This can damage the coating and is not something you would want to happen”, Piet van Oord of Oerlemans Plastic explains. Under the name of OPS gutter protection film, Oerlemans Plastic presented a foil to cover gutters in.....

Novel lettuces for Paraguayan consumers

The Fresh Food SRL company wants to offer the local market a wider variety of fruits, vegetables and fresh products, which is why they've ventured into the hydroponic culture with the Dutch salanova lettuce variety.Naoki Nagaoka, the owner of the company said that the idea was to offer consumers a novel.....

Village Farms launches new topseal program

Village Farms has launched a new topseal program for their exclusive specialty snacking tomatoes. Available in 10oz sized containers now available are Heavenly Villagio Marzano®, Cabernet Estate Reserve®, Cherry no 9®, Lip Smackn’ Grape®, Maverick Mix™, and Village Farms’ newest tomato variety Lorabella.....
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New horticulture grow lamp ensures higher output

Philips Lighting announced the introduction of the new 1000W GreenPower Xtra lamp for greenhouse horticulture. The lamp provides 4% more guaranteed growth light. This leads to a higher fruit yield and at the same time a reduced heat output. The new and extensively tested grow lamp has been available since.....

Gebr. Geers:

"New prefab cable connection more resistant to greenhouse influences"

For more than 20 years Bart and Daan Geers have been installing lighting installations. They may therefore call themselves experienced experts. Since 2012 they also supply prefab cabling to various installers and growers. The installation experience gave them a new idea with regard to prefab cabling. The.....

Peru: 75% of pepper varieties in danger

At least three quarters (75%) of the pepper varieties that exist in Peru are destined for consumption by the grower and would be at risk of disappearing if they aren't exploited commercially, said the researcher of the Vegetable Program of the National University Agraria La Molina (UNALM), Roberto Ugaz.He.....

Canadian ready-to-eat salad producer expands line

The newest offering from The Star Group is Inspired Leaves; Canadian Grown, pesticide-free lettuce that the company says is cut, washed, and ready-to-eat.This new product is an extension of Inspired Greens living lettuce, which is greenhouse grown year-round in Coaldale, AB. “We are taking ultra clean, fresh.....

Sweet pepper soon to be available to North American shoppers

Bell Peppers seem to be the star of the pepper section of the produce aisle, but Zing! Healthy Foods is wanting to change that. As a boutique grower of sweet and hot peppers, Zing! Healthy Foods has a line up of specialty peppers in both categories, but the highlight of the specialties is the Super Sweet.....

AutoStix wins GreenTech Innovation Award

The GreenTech started today, and this morning the winners of the GreenTech Innovations Awards were announced. Of the 22 nominated products, AutoStix by Visser HortiSystems won the GreenTech Innovation Award 2018. IRIS! Scout robot by Metazet-FormFlex took home the GreenTech Innovation Concept Award, Priva.....

Why is a ‘pepper’ different from ‘pepper’?

Christopher Columbus had a problem.Less motivated by discovery than by opportunity, he had promised the riches of Asia to his patrons, Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain. Against all odds, he had sailed across the Atlantic and docked in the Caribbean, where the Taíno ate plants and foods Europeans.....

Broccoli lattes could be a thing

Nutrient-rich coffees may be on the horizon after researchers have developed a powder that is made from imperfect-looking broccoli that would have been cast aside during processing.Being delivered through Hort Innovation for Australian vegetable growers and led by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO,.....