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Syngenta and Kumato team up to offer new pepper varieties

Tomato partners Syngenta and Kumato have announced that they will be launching three new varieties. One of which is the Kumato® Gran Sabor, an extra sweet, medium-sized tomato in a premium code/attributes pack.Sweet pepper variety GinaThe Baby Kumato® is the perfect size for a great tomato snack. And the.....

Mushrooms becoming fashionable

In the fresh produce world, mushrooms were already a successful and exotic product, but the crop might also be interesting as base material to replace high-quality fabrics such as leather. Myomy do goods became curious about this, and designed a luxurious fashion accessory for the material. Next Sunday they.....

Guaranteed pesticide-free with zero residue

Prince de Bretagne launches new range of tomatoes

Prince de Bretagne tomato producers have launched a new range of tomatoes marketed under a new label: "100% Nature & Saveurs".With this product, the growers hold to two commitments: First, the tomatoes are guaranteed to be grown without pesticides. The producers use only organic – non-synthetic – plant.....

Kilo-bucket of snack tomatoes: 50% more sales than expected

It was supposed to be a trial, just in summer. But the trial was expanded, and the Tommies buckets, filled with a kilo of snack tomatoes, have been on the shelves of a major Dutch supermarket chain for more than six months now. “The combination of high-quality tomatoes, the right packaging, and a.....

Get more energy by having this blue alga at breakfast

"Spirulina very popular in France"

Eric Constans cultivates spirulina. The blue algae variety is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, which benefits your whole body. This Frenchman began growing this alga in February 2017.The Spirulina is cultivated in large basinsGap in the marketEric says,"It is going well. My customers are very pleased.....

Dutch grower makes tomato plant for the consumer

Farmzy is a strong, compact tomato plant, very suitable for indoors and outside on the balcony or in the garden. Grower Gaby van der Harg developed this plant by collecting and breeding old varieties. Now he’s working full time to market his tomato concept Farmzy.Gaby van der Harg among his.....

US: "AGpHRx reduces water usage while increasing overall yield"

Considering today’s low commodity prices, farmers cannot afford to waste chemicals, fertilizer or even irrigation water. That’s why a growing number of producers are adding AGpHRx from Nano Ag Technologies, LLC, to the water that goes into tank mixes and irrigation pivots.AGpHRx is a novel biological-based.....

Shanty tomato advances Ethiopian agriculture

Hazera has successfully introduced the hybrid Shanty tomato to Ethiopia, impacting the lives of rural farmers. Thanks to a project spearheaded by Hazera's Commercial Director in Africa, Mr. Jawdat Badawieh, hybrid seeds for the Shanty tomato were distributed in several Ethiopian villages. With close guidance.....

"More and more growers see the need for insect gauze"

"The advantages and sometimes the necessity for insect gauze in a greenhouse are increasingly being recognized." That is noticed by the Holland Gaas team. Holland Gaas supplies insect gauze systems for more and more types of greenhouses.The folded accordion gauze (known as harmonica) was used in both glass.....

Lorry’s safety system prevents collision with child in Norway

Volvo lorries are equipped with radar that recognises pedestrians and automatically activates the braking system in case of emergencies. This dashcam shows how a child leaves the school bus and is nearly hit by a lorry in Norway. The lorry’s automatic brake system is activated and saves the child from.....

India: Arunachal oranges go global

The first consignment of oranges from Arunachal took off last Tuesday from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, heading for Dubai. So now horticultural fruits from Arunachal Pradesh have entered the international market, under the auspices of the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export.....

Ronald de Vreede, Houweling Horticulture:

"The cleaner the greenhouse, the better"

The cleaner the greenhouse, the better the start of a new cultivation. And that is why you want to use the best cleaning product that is available. We spoke with Ronald de Vreede from Houweling Horticulture B.V., supplier of Flusol Forte, Eco Forte and Topcleaner. Ronald: "Flusol Forte is the best.....

Village Farms tomato wins produce business innovation award

Village Farms' 'Lorabella Blossom' tomato received the first annual Produce Business Innovation Award at the New York Produce Show last week. The bright orange tomato caught the eye of the judges and consumers are also taking note as something the tomato category hasn’t seen yet, the company says.Village.....

Tomato face cream for healthy skin

What do tomatoes have to offer the maintenance of smooth well-hydrated skin?“Lycopene,” says Associate Professor Frank Lucien at UNSW Chemical Engineering, who has just helped his industry partner Abundant Produce create a completely natural, one-of-a-kind tomato infusion face cream. “Lycopene is the red.....