Thursday, August 11, 2022

"Kawaguchi tomato variety good option for consumer, but also good for the grower"

An international company. That’s definitely how you can describe FoodVentures, which operates greenhouse in Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan and China. “We take over the complete operation on P&L responsibilities, growing crops like tomatoes, lettuce and leafy greens,” explained Mikel Honders, the company’s…

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UF researchers find genes responsible for several flavor compounds in strawberries

In their quest to improve strawberry flavor, University of Florida scientists have found the genes behind several aromatic chemicals that enhance the fruit’s taste. These findings will help UF/IFAS researchers Vance Whitaker and Seonghee Lee as they study the sources of the unique aroma in strawberries.…

"Production volume of Chinese strawberry tomatoes grew by 20%-30% this year"

A new tomato variety in the Chinese tomato industry is gradually attracting a lot of attention. This variety is called the 'strawberry tomato' (or 'flavor tomato'). The strawberry tomato weighs around 80-120 grams on average. Li Jianting of Jianan Agricultural Science and Technology (Shouguang) Co.,…

More demand for pepper washers due to aphids

More and more pepper growers have had to deal with aphids this season. The current protection measures no longer seem adequate, causing the peppers to remain covered in aphids. The rejection of Verimark's request for exemption in the Netherlands puts Dutch growers in a difficult position. The Dutch…

Canadian grower adds space to indoor strawberry farm

Ever Tru Farms, a vertically integrated year-round supplier of premium strawberries and a division of Soave Hydroponics, is launching phase two of its expansion. The farm will expand an additional 15 acres (653,000 sq. ft.), bringing it to a total of 40 acres of production. The company begins planting…

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A review study:

The benefits of agtech in urban buildings

The literature on agtech for urban agriculture (UA) offers many narratives about its benefits in addressing the challenges of sustainability and food security for urban environments. In this paper by Michael G. Parkes, Duarte Leal Azevedo, Tiago Domingos, and Ricardo F. M. Teixeira, the researchers…

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US (CA): Davis greenhouse grows lettuce using minimal water

A three-acre greenhouse made of glass and steel is hard to miss along Interstate 80 in Davis. Tens of thousands of cars drive past it every day. A prominent sign on the…

Ton Bouw (The Greenery International/Hagé): "Fruit-vegetable importing is in our genes"

"European retailers want alternatives to possible decline of lit Dutch tomato acreage this winter"

Two years ago, The Greenery split its core activities and established The Greenery Growers, The Greenery Logistics, and The Greenery International business units. The Greenery International is a merger of Hagé International and Retail and specializes in importing fruit and vegetables to sell to European…

Omer Kamp, Europe Retail Packing B.V:

Unprecedented challenges ahead for the Fresh Herbs Industry

Over the past couple of months, the Fresh Herbs Industry has been exposed to a wide array of unfortunate developments that entailed soaring prices, minimized production and immense supply difficulties. Omer Kamp of Europe Retail Packing B.V comments in this opinion piece: “The entire fabric of the…

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U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement seasonal perishable products - weekly update

Movement of Mexican asparagus through Arizona, California and Texas expected to remain about the same

West coast importers breathed a sigh of relief early this week as the cargo began to flow through the Port of Oakland after a weeklong blockade by independent truckers came to an end. Officials expect the unloading backlog to take several weeks to clear while protests continue in a newly designated “free…

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National Retail Report - specialty crops

Total ad numbers this week saw 2% increase from last week

Many schools across the country are opening their doors this week. Lunchbox and snacking favorites like tangerines, grapes, baby carrots, apples, grape tomatoes, and apple juice were among the most popular items seen in flyers. Many retailers dedicated ad space to school supplies. Local produce continued…

UK:

"Vegetable supplies are severely disrupted this season as growers face a crisis under a mountain of challenges"

Despite a favorable start to the 2022 vegetable season, growers are facing increasing challenges in trying to produce the nation's supply of vegetables. An internal report…

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UK farmers count cost as heatwave kills fruit and vegetable crops

The UK heatwave has caused fruit and vegetables to die on the vine as growers fear the drought and further hot temperatures could ruin this year's harvests. Fruit and vegetable suppliers have been counting their losses after record temperatures in July caused crops to fail. There are fears that future…

Orange and Dragon Agriculture: Avocados should be considered a healthy food rather than a daily fruit

Avocados should be promoted as a healthy food with high nutritional value in China. Since its first introduction in the Danzhou area of ​​Hainan (then belonged to Guangdong Province) in the 1950s, the avocado industry has developed slowly in China and has not formed an effective large-scale commercial…

Nigeria: Lagosians see pepper prices go up by 100% in two weeks

Food prices continue to surge across major markets in Lagos State, as the price of pepper jumped by 100% in just two weeks. This is according to the latest food price market…


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