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Van Looveren's TerraSol AR glass available again

After significant investments and improvements in quality and production techniques at glass producer Marvol Trading GmbH, Van Looveren again offers TerraSol glass with 1 or 2-sided AR treatment. Until further notice, this glass is exclusively available from Van Looveren NV.Click herefor the technical sheet.....

New technology helps reduce strawberry waste

A new technology is on a mission to turn the great British strawberry green as the summer season kicks off.More than 38,000 tonnes of soft fruit/berries, with a value of £180 million, are thrown away by British households every year mainly because they’re not eaten in time.The UK is one of the biggest.....

Sunset tomatoes and peppers win international flavor awards

Sunset has won two flavor awards from The International Taste and Quality Institute in Belgium for their peppers and tomatoes. This is the 8th consecutive year the greenhouse company has been recognized for its flavor. Taking top honors this year was Sunset’s newest product, Aloha peppers, a unique striped.....

Tomatoes are vegetables: It’s the law

We all know that tomatoes are technically a fruit. Typically that fact comes as a surprise to schoolchildren in basic science classes around the world. But after all that, it turns out that though tomatoes are technically a fruit, legally they are actually considered a vegetable.The debate goes back at least.....

Village Farms releases fruit & veg ice-pop recipes for summer

Village Farms has released some summer themed ice pop recipes to help their customers keep cool during the summer months. Recipes include Cherry No. 9 Fall in Love Again, Cabernet Estate Reserve, and Lorabella Blossom tomatoes as well as Scrumptious Mini cucumbers.“While everyone else has turned their focus.....

Botanists say there’s no such thing as vegetables

There’s an exhausting amount of talk over which foods are fruits and which are vegetables. Avocado? Fruit. Zucchini? Fruit. Kale? Vegetable ... or is it?According to botanists, there is no such thing as a vegetable. Wolfgang Stuppy, a research leader in comparative plant and fungal biology at the U.K.’s.....

Horticulture anno 2017: LED, fog and back to nature

It is very busy in horticulture. That’s nothing new. Also at Stolze Installatietechniek in Maasdijk, everyone is very active. Bram van den Ende: "All the activity of course is caused by the improving market. And that's a good thing. We also see a number of developments that positively affect our company as a.....

Nijssen introduces own control module for Dynamic Philips Leds

Nijssen introduces its own control of the Philips Dynamic GreenPower LED production modules. The control protocol and the PLCs are integrated into the Nijssen Control Systems. The lighting is controlled from the visualization of the operating system.The Philips Dynamic GreenPower LED growth modules are made.....

Heliospectra announces CORTEX light control software

Heliospectra introduces CORTEX light control software. The new Heliospectra solution enables growers to significantly increase consistency and control of crop quality, harvest cycles and yields.Integrating with Heliospectra’s LED lights and an array of plant sensors, the new platform ensures that greenhouse.....

Bert Mucci discusses new innovations and expansion:

"Greenhouse-grown strawberry the most difficult product to grow"

Two years ago, Mucci Farms launched its greenhouse-grown strawberries, Smuccies, as part of a small trial. “We haven’t even had a full year-end yet, but I believe this is the future,” says Bert Mucci with Mucci Farms. We are partnering with two Dutch strawberry growers; Ton Bastiaansen and Joost van Oers......

How 3-D printed minisensors can influence the way we grow

Interest peaked for the Horticulture Digital Community Meeting last month in Europe. Harrij Schmeitz of Tuinbouw Digitaal indicated that the theme of the meeting, besides Sensoring, should have been ‘A peak at the Neighbors’: getting acquainted with the work in the field of sensoring across the national.....

Village Farms selected as finalist for United Fresh Product Innovation Award

Village Farms Heavenly Villagio Marzano 5 oz. ready-to-eat snack bag has been chosen as a finalist in the packaging category for the Product Innovation Awards at United Fresh 2017. The mini San Marzano tomato, exclusive to Village Farms, is washed and ready to eat, and is currently featured in several parks.....

Tom de Beer, Verhagen Leiden:

"No more pushing, dragging or sweeping thanks to automation"

It is clear that the internet has changed our lives and this development will go even further. The Internet of Things is about to take off and companies are preparing to adapt their organization in light of this. At Verhagen Leiden, this is one of the tasks they're facing. Tom de Beer, Operations Manager at.....

Dramm introduces new OneTouch HighFlow Valve

Dramm introduces their new OneTouch HighFlow Valve. The New OneTouch HF builds on the original OneTouch Valve. While both valves are durable and easy-to-use one handed, the new OneTouch HF offers twice the flow, or up to 16 gpm @ 40 psi.A concern during the design phase of this new valve was the potential.....