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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Race to emission-free greenhouse cultivation pushes growers to keep innovating

The race to emission-free greenhouse cultivation is underway, with many growers trying to go the extra mile to preserve our planet. The company Division Q, a new sister company of Koppert Cress, was founded with the clear mission of achieving emission-free cultivation. “Division Q’s mission is actually twofold,”…

Revol Greens partners with Blue Radix to add autonomous growing to US greenhouses

Revol Greens, the largest sustainable greenhouse lettuce grower in North America, has chosen Blue Radix, an independent Dutch autonomous growing specialist, to provide technology services to all of Revol's US-based greenhouses. Blue Radix will offer artificial intelligence technology and services for…

Tomatoes with a ‘wow’ factor thanks to a finely tuned irrigation strategy

Saint-Gobain Cultilene has been involved in a project to implement the Plant Empowerment principles at Tomatoworld since 2020. After an exploratory first season, the second…

BASF’s vegetable seeds and IUNU partner to advance digital phenotyping for hydroponic lettuce

BASF's vegetable seeds business, operating in the market under the Nunhems brand, announced today that it has chosen IUNU as its provider of computer vision and AI software for its lettuce breeding program. This partnership marks the continued movement toward data-driven and autonomous growing for BASF.…

Infarm

The industry responds to Infarm news

About two days ago, the news broke that Infarm was laying off about 500 employees. Having said that, the company fired 50 employees in September this year. The facts are there. But how does the industry respond to the news? As many shared their opinion on LinkedIn, we put some of these 'thoughts'…

Guilhem Flammen, Greenery France:

Tomatoes: large supply in the face of low demand

The tomato market in France is quite heterogeneous at the moment. The campaign of the North-European origins is now coming to an end, and the southern origins are arriving on the market. At the moment, we can find French, Belgian, and Dutch tomatoes, as well as the first tomatoes of the new French…

Aileen Rogge / Hochschule Osnabrück

Vanilla and pepper, made in Osnabrück:

Research center "Agricultural Systems of the Future" opened at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences

Until now, vanilla has mostly come to us from regions around the Indian Ocean, and pepper has also been imported to Europe to this day. This is now set to change, as new, future-oriented, and sustainable cultivation options for these and many other herb and vegetable plants are now being researched at…

Review of member meeting Geothermal Netherlands

"In 2030, geothermal contribution to heat production will have quadrupled"

Over 90 members and guests attended the Members' Meeting 'Geothermal, worth the investment' on 24 November. In two panel discussions, experiences with, among other things, the financability and affordability of geothermal energy were shared with the audience. In between, participants in the room were…

Kwekerij 't Woudt

Dutch tomato grower expands into strawberry cultivation

From now on, Kwekerij 't Woudt will be cultivating strawberries at one of its locations in the Netherlands. That is in addition to mini cherry vine tomatoes. The idea to grow strawberries started two years ago. That gained momentum when Rick and Wessel van Koppen joined the company. Thus, come October…

Planet Farms to build 15.000m2 farm plus appoints new CEO and President for Italy

Planet Farms, a vertical farm based in Italy, announces two the appointment of Mara Lucilla Valsecchi and Marco Bordoli as the new CEO and President of Planet Farms Italy, respectively.  Though, it doesn't stop there. The newly appointed additions will guide Planet Farms' expansion toward the establishment…

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Gegu Agriculture: Beautiful and easy to use is the first choice for home gardening enthusiasts

In the post-pandemic era, the home gardening market is on the rise. According to the Balcony Vegetable Planting Report 2022, the sales of various seeds on Taobao and Tmall platforms have increased rapidly year-on-year, and the number of buyers has increased by more than 100% for three consecutive years,…

New auction products at ZON fruit & vegetables

In the Netherlands, ZON and the Telersvereniging Kompany have jointly been auctioning cucumbers since January. This partnership has been further expanded to include the supply of fall tomatoes, which will be available at ZON's auction starting this week. "This collaboration means, together, these growers'…

High demand for Egyptian strawberry plants

The high demand for strawberries and their adoption by growers has stimulated seed producers, one of which in the Arab region is the Egyptian strawberry Fayruz Nurseries. Mr. Emad Mahdy, owner and operator of Fayruz Nurseries, said, "We are the first nursery in Egypt to be licensed and accredited to export…

Oscar van Turenhout, OV Fruit:

"Spanish products are under pressure"

"Things are going pretty well," OV Fruit's Oscar van Turenhout, a Dutch fruit and vegetable trader, summarizes the Spanish vegetable market in early November. He notes that…

Serena Ruppi, Ceo of Kuku International Packaging

"It is young companies and open minds that make the difference"

"In Italy, there are only a few trailblazers opting for totally plastic-free packaging. By contrast, from abroad, requests are many and for a wide variety of products. It is a pity that many Italian operators are still standing by, watching. And it is not merely an economic issue because price increases…

Biotalys establishes scientific advisory committee

Biotalys announced the establishment of a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) that will support the company’s continued growth, accelerate product pipeline efforts and deepen…

Edible Garden to display expanding product lines at 2022 New York Produce Show

Edible Garden announces that it will exhibit its expanding line of world-class, certified organic potted herbs, organic cut herbs, hydroponic basil, and local hydroponic…

Labor requirements in indoor agriculture

This presentation shows preliminary results from the OptimIA international survey on labor requirements for indoor leafy green production. It provides an overview of the data collected so far and invites indoor farm managers to participate in phase 2 of the survey. The final results will provide…


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