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Italy: Open Day for Monsanto Sicily

"Filling the gaps in the season with Eshkol and Maraskino"

"Since we first launched the Eshkol (vine) andMaraskino (cocktail plum) tomato varieties in May, feedback from producers have been positive," reportsLucio Colombo, Portfolio Marketing Manager for Monsanto Italia. We met him during the Open Day in Acate (RG) in Sicily.Above: visitors during the Open day in.....

"Dark-green Faiza RZ bean surprises German consumers"

Greentense is one of Rijk Zwaan’s newest concepts. It is based on Faiza RZ, an innovative variety of pole-slicing bean with an attractive dark-green colour and intense flavour. Various customers are already growing Faiza RZ and experiencing the benefits of Greentense for themselves. One such customer is Hans.....

Rijk Zwaan opens subsidiary in Vietnam

On 1 January 2018, Rijk Zwaan Vietnam LLC will take over the sales activities from current exclusive Vietnam Rijk Zwaan distributor The Fruit Republic. With the establishment of this new sales subsidiary, Dutch-based breeding company Rijk Zwaan expects to reach a stronger market position in the region.Rijk.....

Spanish suppliers: From Almerķa to the rest of the world

The potential of the Mexican horticulture industry is noticed all across the world. Also in Almeria, where an increasing amount of Spanish suppliers receive an international demand for their horticultural technology. One of these companies is Criado & López, a Spanish horticultural supplies company that.....

Dutch Seed Group International operational with ABS Seed

Dutch Seed Group International (DSGI) is a flourishing and growing seed company based in Hem the Netherlands. They work with approximately 20 employees to serve their customers, mostly located in the Middle-East and North Africa. DSGI produces, purchases and sells vegetable seeds together with 48.....

Dutch lettuce grower Van de Pol

NL: Lettuce production doubles with HORTILED Top

Lettuce grows much slower in the winter months than in the summer months. To speed up the process, Van de Pol, from Ridderkerk has opted for a total solution from Hortilux. Hortilux has installed a complete new grow light installation of 9,500m2 including 996 HORTILED Tops. The company expects to double the.....

Roses Forever presents Gourmet Roses for herb growers

Gourmet Roses is a series of tiny mini roses that can be used for cooking. The roses are perfect for edible decorations or as an ingredient in exclusive dishes and drinks."The adventures of the edible roses started several years ago when I won an award for the newly developed small edible roses at a large.....

Philips adds Climatrol to North American partner network

Philips Lighting has signed a partnership agreement with Climatrol Solutions, located in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The partnership with Philips Lighting enables Climatrol to offer LED lighting products to greenhouse growers of high-wire fruits and vegetables and ornamental young plants and.....

Mundo EWS app upgraded, renamed CropWiki EWS

East-West Seed have moved and improved their app. After listening to feedback and to improve user experience, they have made several updates to the Mundo EWS app.The new app, called CropWiki EWS, is built on state of the art technology which gives you more catalogue content, better performance, fewer bugs.....

GSPP certification for Takii Europe

Takii Europe officially received its Good Seed and Plant Practices (GSPP) accreditation. This allows Takii Europe to offer GSPP certified tomato varieties and rootstock.“By offering GSPP certified products we create added value for our customers. We are proud to have accomplished such a great team result,”.....

NL: Beekenkamp sows record number of tomatoes and bell pepper seeds

Only two weeks ago the fruit vegetable season had an official kick off at Beekenkamp. They are already in full swing. Last week, a record number of 10,000 trays of bell pepper and tomato plants were sown. Most of the work is performed mechanically, but some of the components require specialized workers......

Focusing on water treatment, chemical application and irrigation

Dramm to exhibit at Expo Agro Alimentaria

Dramm will offer its chemical application and water treatment products at Expo AgroAlimentaria in Irapuato, Mexico this coming November.Focusing on helping Mexican growers with their plant health needs, Dramm will offer fogging and spraying equipment along with their years of experience in greenhouse pest.....

Erik Nęsje appointed new GM at Horti AS Norway

Horti AS has expanded its current staff to include a new General Manager Erik Nęsje. The role for Erik will be to expand the company and improve its current business model. This will be done with Erik having an increased contact with the clients and making sure the service is up to the market standard. Erik.....

Indian farmers thrive with new sweet pepper varieties

The sweet pepper season in India has started. Despite the heavy rainfall the country is still facing, growers have started planting for the new season in net houses. As the market has grown steadily over the years, Rijk Zwaan directs its efforts to helping local growers meet the increasing market demand.“The.....