Friday, February 3, 2023

Model-based cultivation: virtual yield can optimise cultivation business

"Every project is only as strong as its weakest link"

"A Chilean grower was recently asked to calculate his potential profit if he were to dose CO2. The costs go up considerably, but the production and potential profit increase even more provided it is all managed properly. The nice thing about this is that it is a relatively low investment. But because you…

Heleen Lugt, LetsGrow.com:

“Everbearers profit from data-driven approach”

Understanding to what extent flushes and production waves in strawberry production can be smoothed out with a climate strategy will make crop planning a lot easier, says Heleen Lugt with LetsGrow.com. The company does extensive research to make this possible with crop data. She sees opportunities to use…

Results of retractable cooling roof trials with strawberries in Mexico

The strawberry industry keeps on innovating. In Mexico, growing trials took place last year where the advantages of the natural outdoors were combined with a protected environment. “We are always trying to develop new ways for growers to increase their profitability by optimizing their growing…

construction completes this fall

US: New England's first CHP greenhouse completes funding milestone

The North Country Growers (NCG) project has achieved its initial funding milestone that will enable NCG to continue its forward momentum. NCG is expected to complete construction by this fall and begin operations in Q4 2023 in a market yearning for fresh and affordable produce. This project has strong…

bankruptcy came as a surprise

Restart for bankrupt 30MHZ within Sobolt group

30MHz is making a relaunch within the Sobolt Group. An agreement to this effect was reached on February 1. A month ago, the Amsterdam-based sensor and data company went…

Managing the greenhouse from the cloud: opportunities with SaaS

Many new AI technology, software, and hardware solutions are providing a breakthrough in many aspects of the greenhouse sector. But how do you make a wise choice as a greenhouse horticulture entrepreneur, and what options do you have? What do you still want to manage in ownership yourself, and what does…

Priva partners with Integrated Bioengineering

"This partnership will simplify water management for the CEA industry"

Priva has recently entered into a strategic partnership with Integrated Bioengineering to deliver end-to-end water process management solutions for controlled environment agriculture. "Our newly formed partnership with Integrated Bioengineering is an exciting growth opportunity and enables us to extend…

CAN (QC): Rigaud-based ecological farm adopts dynamic LED solution

Located in Rigaud, Québec, Petit Brûlé aims to limit its impact on the environment by promoting sustainable farming and livestock techniques, as well as food and energy self-sufficiency. The ecological farm offers produce to local consumers and provide weekly baskets of fruits and vegetables to their…

"We often hear: 'Your bulbs give more light than you promise'"

Does lighting with LED mean the end of HPS? Manuel Oomen of Agrolux says not: "No, certainly not, at least not in a global context, but for the European Union, Brussels has set the HPS end date at 2027. What we are seeing is that some customers are gradually switching to LED and initially opting for a…

"There’s something special about Sinaloan farms"

As January came to a finish, produce supplies are expected to increase from West Mexico in the first days of February. With warmer weather on the horizon, Nogales-based grower-shipper, Divine Flavor will ramp up all its major vegetable commodities from its grower alliance in the Culiacan, Sinaloa region.…

SeedsTec Italia

A cherry tomato that tastes like summer even in winter

SeedsTec Italia organised another open day in 2023, which this time focused on Livanti FT, a cherry tomato. Although it is actually a spring and summer cherry tomato, Seeds Technologies presented Livanti F1, grafted on the Selvaggio F1 rootstock, which was transplanted on 6 October, outside its ideal…

Foto: Kräutergarten Johannes Adams

Johannes Adams from the herb garden of the same name in Düsseldorf:

Constant level of demand despite price increase of 10 to 20 percent for thyme

The thyme harvest at Kräutergarten Johannes Adams in Düsseldorf is slowly coming to an end. The company was able to offer the popular spice plant for ten months last year, aiming for year-round availability, as managing director Johannes Adams tells us. "Our major customers take between 500 kg to 1 ton…

Tom van der Meer turns 50

On February 2, Tom van der Meer turned 50 years old. Tom was Artechno's first employee, both at the old and new Artechno. His colleagues put him in the limelight as Tom ''is always there for everyone. As Realization Manager, he flies around the world to get our projects on order down to the last bolt and bit." For more information:Artechno…

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2023 marks the 110th anniversary of Sakata Seed Corporation

Sakata: 110 years by the side of the whole food chain

The year 2023 marks the 110th anniversary of Sakata Seed Corporation. At Fruit Logistica, hall 8.2 - stand B61, Sakata EMEA will highlight the close ties woven with its…

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Valent BioSciences acquires FBSciences

Valent BioSciences has acquired FBSciences Holdings. With this acquisition, Valent BioSciences and its parent company, Sumitomo Chemical Co., now offer integrated biorational solutions, including biostimulants, biopesticides and crop nutrition solutions. The acquisition of FBSciences, a leader in…

Proseal marks a 25-year milestone

1998: the Google search engine was launched, Cher’s Believe was the UK’s best-selling single of the year, Arsenal won the Premiership title – and tray sealing specialist Proseal produced its very first machine. Since then, the company has grown to become the world leader in tray sealing technology and an…

Agri-voltaic systems as a great income opportunity for young producers

Agri-voltaic systems form part of those systems that produce renewable energy and are the most suitable to quickly reach the European objectives of 50% renewable energy and energy independence by 2030. This need is made necessary by the war in Ukraine and the subsequent increase in gas prices. In…

US (CT): Horticulture representative transplants to Midsouth and new one takes over in California

Max Gilley has been a successful horticulture representative for BioSafe Systems in California for four years and is a valuable member of the team. He recently transplanted to…

“Trickier than ever to find the right supply/demand balance”

Smaller chicory yield expected in Belgium

This year’s Belgian chicory yield is 20% lower than usual. That could prove beneficial, even though cost prices have risen substantially. “It’s trickier than ever to find a good supply/demand balance,” begins Charles Cattoir of Primalof. Primalof cultivates, packs, and markets chicory. This Belgian…

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Vidre+ works to extend the shelf-life of tomatoes

Sources say that trials conducted with Vidre+ technology demonstrate that the shelf-life and color evolution of tomatoes can be significantly delayed or influenced. Research seems to indicate that Vidre+ extends the shelf-life of tomatoes harvested at color stage 3-5 to 12-18 days after harvest. This was…


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