Special Service Supply 2018

"Harmonization and simplification vital for future seed treatments"

A symposium was held recently dealing with important current issues in the seed industry. Titled "The future of seed treatment - is there a threat for treatment?" It was part of the Seed meets Technology event in Zwaagdijk, organized by Plantum and Seed meets Technology. The main theme of the symposium was the future of seed…

Danziger & ToolGen sign MOU for joint research and commercialization

On September 30, 2018, Danziger Innovations and ToolGen, a Korean genome editing technology company, signed an MOU to promote a technological alliance for development of genome edited plant crops on September 30, 2018. ToolGen is a biotech company with fundamental CRISPR/Cas9 technology IP. Toolgen and Monsanto recently reached a global…

Lithium batteries in agriculture: Bagioni equip its machines

Recently, Bagioni Technology has filed a patent for the use of lithium batteries in asparagus farming. The patented system reduces the ampere consumption. In this way, even the agricultural equipment can utilize lithium batteries. This brings many benefits, such as zero maintenance, a weight three times lower, a greater efficiency, a…

Organic Grower Summit announces second education session

The second of six educational sessions finalized for the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will focus on managing the challenges of plant health in organic production systems. “Managing Organic Production Systems to Promote Plant Health” will feature organic industry experts in plant health offering a…

Construction at new Amsterdam Perishable Center started

IPHandlers, located a stone’s throw away from Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, have started the construction of the new Amsterdam Perishable Center. A 6,000 m2 conditioned company hall is being realised on the Noordpolderweg in Aalsmeer, directly opposite their current location. "“The expansion was necessary because…

Globally innovative Dutch agricultural equipment company shines at iFresh Fair

People consider Japan the strongest country in Asia in agricultural terms, but worldwide it is not Japan or even the USA, but the Netherlands that leads in agriculture. It is only a small country in Europe, but it is the second-largest agricultural exporter behind the USA. The annual net export value…

Dutch supplier Benfried to expand

Founded in 1946, Benfried has a long history and extensive experience when it comes to serving the horticultural sector. Both domestically and internationally, the company supplies quality products to greenhouse growers of all sorts. Besides vegetable and flower producers, also potted and bedding plant…

10 years Seed Valley

From sector initiative to a strong brand name for the seed industry

In ten years' time the cooperation Seed Valley developed from a sector initiative to a strong brand name for the seed industry in the Dutch province of North Holland. The…

User’s Day Nitea:

"Tips, tricks and the unlimited possibilities of Work-IT software"

More than 100 customers visited the Work-IT User's Day of Nitea at the World Horti Center in Naaldwijk on Thursday 27 September. A very successful day at a top location, was the remark of a satisfied participant. "The combination of topics made it an informative event." Sales manager Raymond van den Berg and Operations…

"Quality is of vital importance for medical growth"

For the production of crops intended for medicines, the quality of the basic product, growing environment and processing are literally of vital importance. As a partner of medicinal marijuana and cannabis oil producers and vaccine manufacturers in Canada and North America, among other countries, at Bosman Van Zaal…

Jan Nauta appointed as ITB Climate CEO

In the spring of 2018, a change at the helm took place at ITB Climate, as CEO Sjaak van der Linden was replaced by Jan Nauta. Nauta had until then acted as COO for the company since 2015. As Toon van der Laar had stepped down in 2016 already, this makes Nauta the sole general director of the company. The…

"Different grafting clips are required for each situation"

Grafting of horticultural crops has been a practice in Japan and Korea for around hundred years to reduce the risk of soil-borne diseases. In the last two decades, grafting has greatly increased in popularity worldwide due to the discovery of new rootstock varieties. Next to disease prevention, other…

The influence of weather conditions on the growth climate

Weather conditions have a big influence on the climate conditions in the greenhouse. For example, evaporation and plant growth are mainly driven by solar radiation and changes in temperature affect the energy consumption of a greenhouse. One of the effects of climate change is that changes in weather can be more…

Special Service Supply 2018

This month, there will be a new special on HortiDaily in which Service Supply will be the central topic. Related articles will be published in the newsletter on a daily basis in our international publications (FloralDaily and HortiDaily) and Dutch newsletters (BPnieuws and Groentennieuws). Service supply is a broad topic, which includes companies that offer services…


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