Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Modern growing: data driven, digital horticulture

As the global supplies are struggling to catch up with growing demand for food, conventional farming is expanding at an alarming pace deleterious for the environment. "Modern horticulture is the golden solution for this rising problem addressing a number of issues that are left unattended in other…

The loose, round tomato has become an exception to the norm

Due to all of the attention that is being given to snack tomatoes and vine tomatoes in recent years, you would almost forget that there even is such a thing as loose, round tomatoes. So how are the loose, round tomatoes doing these days? What developments is the segment seeing, and where are all of the…

The future of CEA and urban farming

Gearing up to the second Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit on June 19-20 in New York, the event organizers found out what the summit’s Research Partner Cornell University has been working on, with insights from Neil Mattson, CEA Director & Associate Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science,…

5G-enabled farming robot launched in east China

In a greenhouse, a white robot moves in between two rows of leafy greens while data about the plants are gathered and fed back to a control room. The robot was put to use in east China's Fujian Province, and unlike many other agricultural robots, this one is 5G-enabled. That means the real-time picture…

"In the greenhouse? Put on your AR glasses"

Can Augmented Reality (AR) help with training harvesting staff in a greenhouse? Or can AR-glasses show whether the crop is healthy? Wageningen University & Research is researching this with a consortium of breeders and suppliers. That research focuses on the question: how can we use Augmented Reality…

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Global CEA Census launched to help drive agriculture industry forward

Global automation specialist Autogrow and New York based Agritecture Consulting are appealing to growers to take part in the inaugural Global CEA Census. The Census seeks to understand the scale and nature of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) to better determine the roadblocks to accelerating the…

An innovative global approach for biocontrol in soft fruits

Bioline Agrosciences has been working with growers and industry stakeholders throughout the world for many years to develop bespoke crop programs for use around the world, and innovative and unique products to use in these programs. Here are their latest easy to use biocontrol solutions for growers:…

Location was changed and modernized whilst operational

Successful opening of the first Landgard Fresh Market Fruit & Vegetables in Dresden

Landgard pulls some very positive conclusions after the opening of the first fresh market fruit & vegetables in Dresden on June 13. "During the past few weeks, we have been using our current operations to visually and structurally change, to modernize and bring the market forward. It's great that our…

December 3-5, Kiev

Organisers of Fresh Business Expo 2019 see growing interest in Ukrainian market

In some 5 months' time, the 7th edition of Fresh Business Expo will open its doors at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kyiv. The exhibition will take place from 3-5 December 2019. Being the only trade event in Ukraine that focuses exclusively on the Fresh Produce Industry the organisers of…

Considering mixing your own fertilizer solutions?

Mixing your own fertilizer solutions might seem like a daunting task at first. But once you understand some fertilizer basics you’ll realize it’s not that hard to do. One of the biggest benefits of mixing your own fertilizer solutions is the amount of money you’ll save. Another benefit of mixing your own…

Energy more »

CAN (ON): New transmission line expected to meet growing electricity needs in Windsor-Essex

The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has requested Hydro One to develop and construct a transmission line to meet the increasing electricity needs in the Windsor-Essex region. “The IESO is committed to ensuring Ontario businesses and communities have the electricity they need to grow and…

Fertilizers more »

Considering mixing your own fertilizer solutions?

Mixing your own fertilizer solutions might seem like a daunting task at first. But once you understand some fertilizer basics you’ll realize it’s not that hard to do. One of the biggest benefits of mixing your own fertilizer solutions is the amount of money you’ll save. Another benefit of mixing your own…

Pursell Agri-Tech and Plant Products team up

Innovative new controlled release fertilizer for the Canadian market

Pursell Agri-Tech and Plant Products have entered into a supply and distribution agreement for the Eastern Canadian market. The addition of PurKote to Plant Products’…

Breeding more »

New Zealand: Māori perspectives on gene editing technologies

Plant & Food Research scientists Professor Andrew Allan and Dr. David Chagné were part of a team led by Maui Hudson (University of Waikato) to study Māori perspectives on…

Machines more »

Disinfection unit to fight the spread of the ToBRF virus

The worldwide outbreak of the ToBRF virus requires growers to pay even more attention to hygiene. Suppliers also pay extra attention to it. Unifortes as a producer of industrial cleaning solutions, has always done so. Nevertheless, the latest virus was a reason for Unifortes to develop a new stand-alone…

Product Info more »

Trick to cut cherry tomatoes in half in just a few seconds

If you have ever given up on eating cherry tomatoes because of how difficult they are to handle due to their small size, this trick, which will allow you to cut them in just a…

Packaging more »

Canada: Grower celebrates expansion with themed packaging

This summer, Inspired Greens is celebrating its Canadian roots and Canada’s birthday with red and white Canada themed sleeves. ‘Canada is celebrating its 152nd birthday and Inspired Greens is celebrating a greenhouse expansion and two years of being grown clean without ever spraying pesticides,’ said…

Marketing more »

Bayer donates $50,000 to Association of Foreign Correspondents in the United States

Bayer announces its new partnership with the newly formed Association of Foreign Correspondents in the United States (AFC) that will provide present and future generations of journalists the resources needed to help them pursue other areas of interest within their industry. Bayer and AFC will establish…

Substrates more »

Klasmann-Deilmann conducted experiment in continued growing of Elsanta

"Good results with new substrate of alternative wood fiber raw material"

Klasmann-Deilmann recently completed a trial with substrates for continued growing of Elsanta at Proefcentrum Hoogstraten. The results show that GreenFibre, an alternative raw material made of wood fiber developed by Klasmann-Deilmann and produced in-house, is an excellent alternative to coconut coir and…

Organic more »

Swiss pioneer Barbara Schmid cultivates organic microgreens

"I first had to explain to those responsible what it's all about"

Vegetable gardener Barbara Schmid is a Swiss pioneer in cultivating organic-grade microgreens. In contrast to sprouts, these are cultivated after germination under light and on substrate. With the purchase of a former ornamental garden center in the hamlet of Süri near Neuenegg BE, the newcomer started…

Cooling more »

Air distribution mat against temperature fluctuations

It is a common problem: The temperature differences in refrigerated containers during transport. The temperature, which mainly around the equator causes large differences in this container, causes financial damage to cooling products such as fresh fruit. For a long time a solution to this problem could…

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SUNSET® Produce

We were so excited to drop off some tasty tomatoes to @HPSVP for #NationalEatYourVeggiesDay 🍅! pic.twitter.com/qSgVNAni7x — SUNSET® Produce (@sunsetgrown) June 17, 2019

Food Safety more »

US: Produce growers’ decision-making under evolving food safety standards

U.S. produce growers have faced increased demand for implementing food safety practices, prompted by a series of high-profile foodborne illness outbreaks. Most recently, the “Produce Rule” (PR) —mandated by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2011—presents a new set of federally mandated…

Health more »

Red Leaf Lettuce - Health benefits & nutritional value

Salad eaters are prone to mixing up the different kinds of lettuces, beefing up veggies with iceberg, green leaf, romaine and red lettuces, among others. Of those, romaine lettuce was in the spotlight early last year when one batch was the source of an E. coli contamination that affected 172 people in…

Events more »

The future of CEA and urban farming

Gearing up to the second Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit on June 19-20 in New York, the event organizers found out what the summit’s Research Partner Cornell University has been working on, with insights from Neil Mattson, CEA Director & Associate Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science,…

December 3-5, Kiev

Organisers of Fresh Business Expo 2019 see growing interest in Ukrainian market

In some 5 months' time, the 7th edition of Fresh Business Expo will open its doors at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kyiv. The exhibition will take place from 3-5 December 2019. Being the only trade event in Ukraine that focuses exclusively on the Fresh Produce Industry the organisers of…

AmericanHort announces the 2019 HortScholars

For the past thirteen years, AmericanHort has identified and supported six college students with a passion and drive for the horticulture industry through the HortScholars…

Retail more »

UK: Supermarket in York wants to change food industry

The rebellious supermarket Hisbe in York, the UK, wants to change the food industry. By offering local products and paying producers a fair price, the supermarket wants to make a difference.

Vertical farming more »

France: €20 million bio-based protein plant to feature vertical insect farm

Ÿnsect announced the official launch of the first fully automated industrial facility to produce premium insect protein. The project, called Farmyng, is based in the city of Amiens, in northern France, and is co-funded by the European Commission and the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) who…

Germany: Exhibition showcases plants in space

How can astronauts feed themselves in space? Where does their food come from, where does the oxygen that they need to breathe come from? Today, the foundations for these future technologies are already being developed. The exhibition “Plants in Space” provides insight into current space research in the…

Medicinal production more »

HortiDaily starts MMJDaily.com

Normally we’re happy to publish all the news from the horticultural industry. Today we’ve got news for you. Our newest publication MMJDaily.com will be launched today! This publication is all about…

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