Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Understanding irrigation starts with manual watering

"Investing in a good irrigation system is one of the wisest decisions a grower can make. Labor is expensive, and the return on capital for irrigation is among the highest in the greenhouse industry," says Louis Damm, sales manager and key account manager at Dramm Corporation. Dramm Corporation has long…

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Fully compostable vine aids for greenhouse and tunnel cultivation

With its CompoPac cellulose net, TVU Garnvertrieb Ltd from Leutershausen has been offering solutions since 2019 to meet the growing demand for sustainable but also compostable products for fruit and vegetable cultivation. Shortly after the introduction of the nets, the potential of the compostable nets…

US (NC): Researchers to develop new propagation technology for the American strawberry industry

The life of a strawberry plant in the US usually starts as a tiny plant from tissue culture. The plants then go through a series of propagation steps in multiple open-field nurseries. This multi-location and the multi-year process is a standard practice in North America. Open field nurseries (Figure 1)…

Narrow strawberry tray saves grower 10% on substrate

Demand from strawberry growers who wanted to save on substrate has resulted in a new, narrower meter bin. The container can hold 14.5 liters of substrate. This saves growers 10% on substrate, calculates Sales manager Hans Luijkx of Bato Plastics. Production of the new trays has already started at the…

TomaTech-Nirit appoints Julia Parry as new VP Business Development & Downstream

There is a buzz of excitement around Tomatech-Nirit. The recent merger of the two tomato-focused breeding companies (TomaTech and Nirit) clearly pointed to the emergence of a new world order in tomato varietal development. And today, the company announced the appointment of Julia Parry as VP of Business…

Looye Honing tomatoes for green grocers

“Good tastes like more”

In the Netherlands, it is hard for consumers to avoid Looye Honing tomatoes. TV commercials and social media are making them increasingly well-known and popular. Three-kilogram Looye Honing TOVs is a greengrocer product. "We allow only the most flavorful, nicest-looking tomatoes to enter stores as Looye Honing Tomatoes," begins…

Sustainable and profitable hydroponics at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference, a meeting point for the North American agricultural sector, will be held in Niagara Falls (Ontario, Canada) on 5 and 6 October. The Spanish…

Certis Biologicals opens distribution channels

Certis Biologicals, the manufacturer of BotaniGard and Mycotrol mycoinsecticides, has fully completed the transition of the proven legacy products back into its portfolio of…

Eden Green Tech: 11,600m2 hybrid farm will deliver up to five million pounds of produce a year

Eden Green Tech, a vertical farm company, based in Texas, USA, has opened its new hybrid farm of 83,000 sq ft with the second phase on its way. Phase one of the North Texas farm expansion, which is now open, was completed about a year ago, despite supply chain delays and roadblocks. The latest vertical…

"Women leadership trio helps Summerfruit sector prosper"

People, diversity, and the opportunity to help those in the industry are among the aspects of their work that Kate Hellstrom, Andrea Crawford, and Tracey Mansfield of Summerfruit NZ most enjoy. The trio, all members of Women in Horticulture, acknowledge the past two years have been particularly hard for…

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Hinojosa

"Sustainable solutions that solve logistical and waste issues in the agri-food industry"

The agri-food industry is facing several challenges today: the need to optimize transport and reduce its costs, adapting to the demand of an increasingly unpredictable consumer, regulatory changes and new consumption trends focused on sustainability. "Hinojosa will present at Fruit Attraction 2022, the…

Cronogard - new technology for the packaging sector

Nice Filler has patented a technology called Cronogard to extend the shelf-life and preserve the quality and freshness of food. It is an innovative system that introduces functional molecules into packaging materials, anchored on inorganic surfaces, to protect food in a controlled way.  Cronogard is an additive…

Easing supply chain bottlenecks

Maersk offers environmentally friendly rail solution for Spanish reefer exports

A Maersk Company, a subsidiary of Maersk and specialized in Intra-European logistics, is launching a new rail product from Spain to the UK especially designed for…

George Thuo, Director of Cloud Technology for Global Shop Solutions:

"Five years later, I'm proud to say we have more than doubled our forecasts"

Global Shop Solutions is celebrating the 5th anniversary of their Cloud ERP product. Designed to make technical support easier and reduce the total cost of ownership for manufacturers, Cloud ERP simplifies the software through increased speed, improved accessibility, stronger security, automatic data and…

Bonduelle

Bonduelle annual results 2021-2022

Business growth and profitability maintained in a particularly adverse environment

On September 30, 2022, the Bonduelle Supervisory Board, under the chairmanship of Martin Ducroquet, reviewed the statutory and consolidated financial statements for FY 2021 - 2022 as approved by the General Management and certified by the company's statutory Auditors. RevenueAt € 2,891.7 million,…

Dutch vegetable and pulses company HAK to shut down entire production for six weeks

HAK is one of the largest vegetable brands in Northern Europe. Now the company seems set to shut down the entire production for six weeks due to high energy costs. Managing…

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Industry reaction to Sterling crash

Deals that were agreed upon months ago still have to be honored at the agreed price

The UK Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced a 'mini budget' on the 23rd of September, which has resulted in the Pound dropping to an all-time low against the US Dollar and hit 1.079 against the Euro on Monday. This will have a massive impact on the imports of fresh produce into the UK as contracts with…

"High gas prices not abnormal, gas price crisis may soon be over"

Stef Proost, business economist at KU Leuven, explains how he believes the gas crisis could soon be over. Among other things, he predicts that Russia "has forfeited a lot of…

USDA

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

Peruvian blueberry imports through Southern California ports of entry movement expected to remain the same

This hurricane season has been somewhat quiet until now. Hurricane Ian has changed all that and made landfall around Ft. Myers, Florida, and the surrounding communities. According to local farmers and growers in Southwest and Central Florida, now, it is too early to tell how much crop damage has…

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Israelis to push hydroponics in Guyana, help slash food bill

Hydroponics is becoming more prominent in Guyana, and now, investors from Israel are hoping to start a new project in Guyana. “We have an investor from Israel who will do some hydroponics on the East Coast (of Demerara),” Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha said at the sidelines of an event on Monday,…


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