Friday, October 15, 2021

La Serra & LettUs Grow partner in tomato trials

UK grower trials aeroponic propagation system

Commercial greenhouse growers La Serra and indoor farming technology provider LettUs Grow have partnered to conduct tomato propagation trials. The first aeroponic trials were conducted in LettUs Grow’s aeroponic research center in Bristol and the first round of transplants are now being monitored in La…

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Raspberry grower trades peppers for strawberries and continues as soft fruit company

At the end of this season, Kees and Geert-Jan van Tuijl's farm in Zaltbommel will exchange peppers for strawberries, meaning the company will be a specialized soft fruit company in a few weeks' time.  This is what the growers told Glastuinbouw Nederland in a story as part of the 'Pass on the color' campaign…

First results from pilot positive

"Transparent solar panels offer opportunities in energy transition"

In Someren and Lierop, Green Meteor, grower Thwan van Gennip, the researchers of the KU Leuven and Engie started a pilot with solar panels above the strawberries, raspberries and the cultivation of raspberries to measure the effect of solar panels on the quality and yield of the various crops. Erik van…

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Kingsville dark again now that growers have installed blinds

Years of having her home and bedroom bathed in bright yellows and vivid purples on otherwise dark fall nights appear to have come to an end for many Kingsville residents like Brenda Alves. “I’m just glad council finally acted,” said Alves. Living on the eastern edge of Kingsville, she said her town’s…

Longvine Growing Co hires new CFO, CEO position vacant

After nearly 7 years of leading the business, Kevin Doran is moving to the Longvine Growing Co Board of Directors, vacating the CEO position. Over the past several weeks the…

Gaon Connection

Brimato: a grafted plant that grows both tomato and eggplant

The agricultural scientists at the Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi successfully develop the Brimato – a grafted plant that yields both eggplants (brinjal) and tomatoes. Each plant yields up to 2.3 kilograms of tomato and 2.64 kilos of eggplants. Plans are afoot for its large-scale…

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International day of rural women: cultivating good food for all

Achieving gender equality and empowering women is not only the right thing to do, but it is also a critical ingredient in the fight against extreme poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. On average, women make up more than 40% of the agricultural labor force in developing countries, ranging from 20% in Latin…

3 November, 3.00-4.30 pm CET

Exploring the potential of urban farming

As metropoles all over the world are encouraging urban food production, agriculture is making its way back to the cities. Urban farming in its modern forms looks cool (check #rooftopgarden), helps to green and cool down urban heat islands, and produces food that has positive associations: local, fresh,…

8 November 2021, 11.00 am (EST)

Webinar: Translating biotechnology of horticultural crops in a post-genomics era

In a webinar organized by the American Society for Horticultural Science, Dr. Abhaya M. Dandekar, Professor in the Plant Sciences Department of University of California Davis,…

Surna Cultivation Technologies

Surna Cultivation Technologies becomes authorized reseller of BVV Neocision LED Grow Lights

Surna Cultivation Technologies has become a reseller of BVV Neocision LED grow lights. Surna will work closely with BVV to develop lighting layouts and to properly deploy and integrate the LED grow lights in controlled environment agriculture (CEA) facilities.  “With the ability to offer LED grow lights alongside…

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Bringing broccoli to kids for National School Lunch Week

Bayer, in collaboration with Nature’s Reward and the United Fresh Start Foundation, is promoting a kid-friendly broccoli, just in time to celebrate National School Lunch Week, October 11-15. This week, fresh from the field, broccoli, from Bayer’s High Rise™ Broccoli series, was made available to students…

Ocean Mist Farms announces new President and kicks off Cardone season

Ocean Mist Farms announces the promotion of Christopher Drew to president and chief executive officer. Drew is responsible for leading all commercial, operational, financial, and administrative aspects of Ocean Mist Farms. His role will require the analysis and evaluation of product line offerings,…

NIAB

NIAB's crop improvement and resilience program finds new leader

NIAB has appointed Dr. Sigrid Heuer to lead its pre-breeding department and develop a program on trait dissection and gene discovery for crop improvement and resilience,…

Spanish biotech company wins agtech award

Idai Nature, a Spanish biotechnology company member of Rovensa Group, has received the award as the best AgTech of the year in the Go Global Awards of the International Trade…

Light Science Technology Holdings trades on London Stock Exchange

Light Science Technologies Holdings has announced its flotation on the London Stock Exchange, as the group sets out its growth plans for the CEA market over the next few…

Foodiverse hires new CEO

Foodiverse, a Spanish company specialized in fresh products, has announced the appointment of Jesús Gómez as the company’s new CEO. Jesús Gómez comes into this role having served as Managing Director…

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"If you are not changing, you are not improving"

Modern technology adoption hold the keys to future-proofing fresh produce industry

If a horticultural company is not embracing change on their farms, then there is no way they can improve, and are thus becoming stagnant or risking going backwards, according to a leading agriculture entrepreneur. Jack Milbank, CEO of Lexi Tech Pte Ltd (AgPro) says that even if a business is doing well,…

Gert-Jan Slobbe, Fortuna Frutos, the Netherlands

"Sales of first Canary Island tomatoes going smoothly, but a good year is desperately needed too"

Last week, the first round and plum tomatoes of the Canary Islands season arrived at Fortuna Frutos in the Netherlands. "The crop is perfect, so we can say this is a good start. We still have plenty of imported tomatoes, and a lot of the Dutch tomatoes are already finished. Customers are looking for problem-free import…

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Prices for cherry tomatoes in Uzbekistan hit record highs again

EastFruit analysts note record high prices for cherry tomatoes in Uzbekistan this season. Over the past two months, their average wholesale prices have doubled, and the current price levels are 7 times higher than in the same period in 2020. In mid-August, EastFruit wrote about a decrease in prices for…

'Spanish snake cucumbers took off massively'

Spanish snake cucumbers took off massively, taking the lead in the market. Dutch and domestic offers followed, and Belgian shipments completed the market. In Munich, there were also Greek lots from midweek onwards. The end of the season for Central European products is imminent. Volume-induced, their…

Farmers call on Biden administration to re-evaluate food issues:

"We demand better from the Biden administration"

More than 65 United States-based growers and food and trade justice advocates have delivered a letter to the Biden administration urging the U.S. government to fundamentally…


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