Friday, April 16, 2021

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Canada: Cielo Vista expands strawberry production

Nature Fresh Farms is moving forward in expanding its commodities into the berry category with more acreage dedicated to a strawberry program. With help from its longstanding growing partner Cielo Vista, the greenhouse grower will expand its strawberry farm from one to 16 acres, planned to be completed…

Crowd investment campaign for hydroponic greenhouse kits

There's a new opportunity for investors with interest in the agricultural industry. The Israeli company TAPKIT hydroponic systems has launched a crowd investment campaign. With over 30 successful installations word-wide, the company wants to upscale their business. "We are already selling on a consistent…

April 15-17, 2021

Impression of Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai

After a busy start on Wednesday, the Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2021 is heading towards the end of the second day of this 3-day event at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. 700 exhibitors from 18 countries are promoting their products and services and this year, there are two country pavilions, a…

Fully coated water tank in disguise

We're not calling anybody ugly yet water tanks might not be the most beautiful devices ever installed in horticulture. Well, think again. A grower in Portugal ordered a water tank in pinewood green. "The green colour of the metal panels is caused by a powder coating, preventing against corrosion in…

Belgian and Australian biological solutions provider join forces

Biological Services, a biological pest control company in Australia and Biobest Group NV today announced that the parties have concluded an alliance. Biobest has acquired a…

NextLight

New full-spectrum LED backed by "Down to the Diode" warranty

NextLight has just released the NextLight Plus Pro. This high efficiency - supplemental greenhouse fixture is DLC Hort Listed, qualifying for energy rebates and backed by NextLight’s 5 Year Full Manufacturer's Warranty. "The thin profile design minimizes shadows in the greenhouse and ensures vigorous production…

Horticulture held together with wire

“Everything affects that 'crazy' clamp,” says Jan van Gaalen of Blok's Draadvorm with a cheerful smile on his face. Over the years, various pieces of innovative wire products have been introduced in horticulture. Consider, for example, the wire truss clamp that was conceived and produced in The Hague in…

First phase of 3rd International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge open for registration

Wageningen University & Research and Tencent are proud to announce that the first phase of the 3rd edition of the International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge is now open for registration. AI experts of companies and start-ups, students, and researchers from universities and research institutes are…

Hishtil and Limex announce intensive collaboration

"Result of this collaboration is optimal sanitation and propagating material"

Hishtil, a global producer of grafted vegetable seedlings and vegetative herb cuttings, uses the washing process to ensure cleaner trays leading to reduced plant loss and a drastically lower risk of contamination in nurseries. The collaboration included the design phase as well as laboratory tests which…

New next-gen automated light control system showcased

Heliospectra has announced the launch of helioCORE 2.0. The newly upgraded state-of-the-art plant science software is being released to leading commercial growers and research institutions around the globe. It is expected to have a full launch by Q3 of 2021. In 2018, Heliospectra launched its helioCORE…

Denomination of two new races of downy mildew in spinach

Two new races of the downy mildew pathogen (Peronospora effusa) on spinach have been denominated by the International Working Group on Peronospora in spinach (IWGP). Isolate SP1924 found in Europe, is denominated as race Pe: 18. Isolate UA202001E, found in the USA, is denominated as race Pe: 19. Rijk…

Business review

Telecommunication company steps in data-collection for growers

Vodafone Romania expands its portfolio of digital solutions for business with a suite of solutions dedicated to farmers. They integrate innovative sensor-based IoT technologies that ensure the collection and management of essential data for crops, automation of operations, monitoring of various…

Market Information more »

New Zealand investors focus on agtech

Finistere Ventures, an investor in agrifood technology companies, today announced the launch of the $40M NZD Finistere Aotearoa Fund in partnership with New Zealand Growth…

Germany: Demand for Italian products at record high at Landgard

As the days get longer and warmer, the season flowering plants and Mediterranean herbs from Italy are really picking up speed. "From January, the sales of fresh Italian herbs already started at retail level and since the end of March, consumers have been able to buy flowering plants from Italian…

BBC

UK exports to Europe partially rebound after January slump

After a steep drop in January - following Brexit - trade between the UK and EU partially recovered in February. According to official export figures, shipments to the EU jumped by 46.6%, from £3.7 billion to £11.6 billion. Still, the Office for National Statistics said exports remained below last year's…

More Qatari vegetables sold in March

According to the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), Premium Qatari Vegetables and Qatar Farms programs achieved significant sales in March. A total of 3,751 tons…

Pam Harnden / Livermore Falls Advertiser

US: Greenhouses find ways to keep growing during pandemic

The past year was not "business as usual" for local greenhouses and gardening centers. Each growing season can be a bit different for plant growers but the coronavirus pandemic and the weather created challenges that left greenhouses and their customers scrambling. “Every day was a Saturday for two…

Majority sold to Germany, France, the UK and Italy

Murcia exported 112,000 tons of peppers in 2020

In the Spanish region of Murcia, one industry experiencing the most growth in export sales is pepper cultivation; last year there was an overall production of 165,000 tons.…

Tom Zaunmayr/Broome Advertiser

Effects of Cyclone Seroja:

Broome supermarkets run out of fresh fruit and vegetables due to roads flooding

Broome in West-Australia has become a victim of cyclone Seroja, as supermarket shelves there are bare of fresh produce. Although Broome lies more than 1,300 km from the Seroja’s epicentre in Kalbarri, it has suffered from restricted freight movements due to flooded roads in the Pilbara and Kimberley.…

The Newport Buzz

Rhode Island supports local food production with 160,000 grant

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that more than $160,000 in funding under the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act (LASA) grant program is available for projects that support the growth, development, and marketing of local food and seafood in Rhode Island. The LASA program provides…

Suppliers battle with demand

Tomato prices up in South Africa

A South African tomato producer has confirmed there's a temporary shortage of the fruit, which has caused prices to shoot up. A statement from the ZZ2 group of companies says the heavy rains earlier…

Top flower seed sellers are Sunflowers, Zinnias and Wildflowers

"Consumers plant more fruit & vegetables"

While millions of new gardeners picked up their trowels due to the Covid-19 pandemic last year, the appreciation for tending green spaces doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Ferry-Morse, the largest home gardening seed packet company in the U.S., is reporting even higher online sales for the first quarter…


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