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Friday, December 2, 2022

What is the status of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Europe?

According to reports shared by the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), Finland is one of the latest countries in Europe to join the already long…

Arboretum installs quarantine house and filtered rainwater system to further sustainability efforts

To further their sustainability and biosecurity efforts, Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, owned and managed by Forestry England, has recently installed a quarantine house and filtered rainwater system within the arboretum's propagation area. "We grow trees from all around the world on 600 acres," says…

Dr.Ibrahim Mancak, R&D director at Manier Tohumculuk:

“Our ToBRFV-resistant variety has been preferred by our producers in wide areas since 2020"

ToBRFV was first seen in Israel in 2014. In 2015, starting from the tomato-growing areas of Melilot, Beit Ezra, and Achivut, it rapidly spread throughout the country and was reported in Jordan in 2016. Subsequently, it has also been reported in the USA, Germany, Italy, France, Palestine, China, and the…

Ab van Marrewijk hands over Tomatoworld greenhouse to Nico Ammerlaan

Ab van Marrewijk recently passed on the baton as grower of Tomatoworld. Nico Ammerlaan is his successor. Ab became well known recently with many videos from the Honsel tomato greenhouse. Nico will also start making videos and was therefore also introduced in a video by his predecessor.

Simone Pierini, from Agronom Berries Spain S.L.: "Some farmers from Huelva have already expressed interest in Polish plant material"

"Greek producers, who also purchase their plants from Spanish nurseries, have reported the same quality issue in strawberry plants as Spanish producers"

Producers in the province of Huelva, such as Simone Pierini in Lucena del Puerto, have started to harvest the first strawberries of the season. "Specifically, producers have started harvesting the earliest potted varieties. We have planted Agrom Berries plants from Poland produced especially for the…

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New horticultural lighting technical requirements launched

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has announced the final version of its Horticultural Lighting Technical Requirements Version 3.0, increasing the efficacy and establishing additional minimum performance baselines for LED luminaires, lamps, and controls used by the burgeoning controlled environment…

NL: Greenhouse horticulture and government sign covenant: CO2 greenhouse emissions to go down

CO2 emissions in greenhouse horticulture will be significantly reduced in the coming years. To this end, the Ministries of Agriculture, Economic Affairs, and Climate and Finance signed the Energy Transition Covenant Greenhouse Horticulture 2022-2030 with the greenhouse horticulture sector on Wednesday.…

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Israeli company developing USD $15M hydroponic project in Guyana

The Government of Guyana, through the Ministry of Agriculture, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Israeli company, KARLICO INC., making way for the development of a massive hydroponic production system project in Guyana. Last October, Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha disclosed that…

Growers bugged by pests find help from WVU Extension

"We want to give growers more alternatives for crop protection"

Pests are a pain, so West Virginia University Extension is reaching out to growers and gardeners around the state about the dangers of pesticides and how to incorporate safe alternatives — such as barriers, insect traps, and introducing predatory insects that feed on pests. Carlos Quesada serves as the…

PHOTO: RUDRANATH FRASER

Teachers appointed ‘grow smart, eat smart’ ambassadors in Jamaica

Scores of Agricultural Science and Food and Nutrition teachers have been appointed National Ambassadors of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries’ ‘Grow Smart, Eat Smart’ campaign for the schools they represent. The educators were participants in the ‘A Conversation with the Minister’ forum, which was…

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How KETOS SHIELD can help save costs

Increased plant health and vitality with 44% lab cost reduction

A US vertical farm recently installed KETOS SHIELD in order to monitor 30+ water quality parameters in real-time at various global operations. The farm grows various lettuces, microgreens, herbs, and edible flowers. Ultimately, the company wanted to decrease water usage and increase yield by improving…

The Dutch software company ALFA PRO joins Total Specific Solutions

ALFA PRO, a supplier of software solutions and services for operators in the fresh produce market, primarily in the flower, plants, and fruit & vegetable sector, joins Total Specific Solutions. TSS is expanding its portfolio of software in the agricultural sector. Operators in the ornamental flower and…

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CEO of Betagro PLC is a Guest of Honour at Thailand - LNV Reception 2022

CEO of Betagro PLC is a Guest of Honour at Thailand - LNV Reception 2022 Mr. Vasit Taepaisitphongse, Chief Executive Officer and President of Betagro Public Company Limited. One of the international Thailand-based leading integrated agro-food industry companies will be a Guest of Honour and Keynote…

Sanne Kruikemeier and Ingrid de Zwarte receive Early Career Award

Sanne Kruikemeier, professor of digital media and society, Department of Strategic Communication, and Ingrid de Zwarte, associate professor of agricultural and environmental history, both working at Wageningen University & Research, have received the Early Career Award. Attached to this award from the…

BBL acquires Share Logistics Group

On Friday, November 25, 2022, Groupe BBL completed a new major international transaction with the acquisition of Share Logistics Group. Led by Jan Crezee and a team of highly…

Dutch software company ALFA PRO joins Total Specific Solutions

ALFA PRO, a supplier of software solutions and services for operators in the fresh produce market, primarily in the flower, plants, and fruit & vegetable sector, joins Total Specific Solutions. TSS is expanding its portfolio of software in the agricultural sector. Operators in the ornamental flower and…


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