Friday, November 27, 2020

Growers learn to use 'x-factor' far-red in cucumber cultivation

Growers, researchers and lighting suppliers agree, far-red is the 'x-factor', but when this x-factor should be deployed, that is a different story. At the Proefstation voor de Groenteteelt (testing station for vegetable cultivation) in the Belgian town Sint-Katelijne-Waver, they are conducting research…

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Simply Fresh receives ‘Telangana Best Brand Award’ from CMO Asia

Indian greenhouse growers Simply Fresh, has been awarded the ‘Telangana Best Brand’ award by CMO Asia ‘2020. The award was presented at a virtual ceremony. The awards recognize, identify, and celebrate outstanding brand building & marketing initiatives by organizations, individuals, and teams for their…

Swedish, organic producer Orto Novo starts using LEDs in its greenhouses

One of Sweden’s biggest organic producers of potted vegetables, Orto Novo AB, has invested in LED lighting during the years 2019 and 2020. They opted for the products of LED supplier Netled. Orto Novo is Sweden’s first climate-certified producer of herbs and salads. The company produces fresh, organic…

China: Qingdao gets rooftop greenhouse for research purposes

Imagine building a greenhouse on a roof in your city. In Qindao, it is coming and will be put into use in few months. The research and isolation greenhouse project, designed and constructed by Kingpeng, will then be put into use. The project is located in Qingdao, China, and the main body of the project construction…

EU Commission Includes CPVR into IP Action Plan

The EU Commission has included the revision of the Community Plant Variety Right (CPVR) Regulation 2100/94 into the IP Action Plan, published on November 25. By doing so, the…

Japan: Producing electricity while producing wine thanks to a greenhouse

Earlier this week we published on the construction of a demonstration greenhouse featuring smart solar glass products. Now the ASX-listed ClearVue Technologies has landed its first order in relation to a greenhouse project. The order for about 30 square metres of ClearVue’s insulated window or glass…

The Spanish tomato price crisis has made the reform of Moroccan entry prices a priority

The start of low-priced Moroccan tomato exports to the EU in October is bringing down the price of Spanish tomatoes. As highlighted by the Association of Organizations of…

NatureSweet launches new pepper Dulce Italiano Sweet Peppers

New peppers: All the sweet and none of the heat

All the sweet and none of the heat! With 8,000 full-time, hardworking Associates, NatureSweet® has launched Dulce Italiano Sweet Peppers. "Like all peppers, NatureSweet’s offer that satisfying crunch and health perks, but instead of spice ‘n’ heat, the Dulce Italianos are just as sweet as can be. Perfect…

GreenTech Live & Online 2020 postshow highlights

From 20-22 October GreenTech offered a 100% virtual event for all horticulture experts. It was the place to be to grow your knowledge & business. Want to see what happened at GreenTech Live & Online? Missed GreenTech Live & Online or want to rewatch all the sessions? The recordings of all the knowledge sessions…

7th December 2020, 17:00 CET, 16:00 GMT

Virtual Design Discussion for the Revised GLOBALG.A.P. Standard Version

The GLOBALG.A.P. World Consultation Tour goes into its second round. "We aim to deliver an impactful standard in line with producers’ practices. The unique challenges presented by vertical farming or produce grown in controlled environments will be addressed to ensure an appropriate user experience," the…

Strange send-off in an empty office

Holland Fresh Group's Ger van Burik to retire on 1 December

Ger van Burik began his career in the fruit and vegetable sector in 1983. That was at the Dutch Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale and Brokers Industrial Board. In 2006, he entered the international fruit and vegetable trade shows' world for the first time. In recent years, Ger has enjoyed organizing the…

Dragon Microgreens

Welsh microgreens company expands into England

Crickhowell based company Dragon Microgreens is produces microgreens, a food group that is increasingly popular. Microgreens are the seedlings of leafy herbs and plants that…

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Iran: Over $140m of investment made for greenhouse establishment in Golestan Province

Over six trillion rials (about $142.85 million) of investment has been made for the establishment of greenhouses in Iran’s northeastern Golestan Province during the past two years, according to a provincial official. Navid-Reza Farahani, the deputy head of the province’s agriculture department, said the…

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A Filipino student invents solar windows made from rotten vegetables

Carvey Maigue of Mapua University has been shortlisted for the James Dyson Award 2020 for his system called AuREUS, a device that transforms rotten fruit and vegetables into clean, renewable electricity. His invention was among 1,800 entries from young inventors and design engineers from 27 countries…

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Philippines: Leyte government will launch a hydroponic farming project

The Leyte provincial government will launch a hydroponics farming project to help farmers maximize limited space in cultivating high-value crops. Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla said on Tuesday compared with traditional gardening, hydroponics is a concept that uses less soil, less space, less…

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Cutting edge agricultural robots offer a low-cost lifeline to UK farmers

Senior Robotics Technician Jake Shaw-Sutton, and his startup company Robotriks, have developed the Robotriks Traction Unit.The Robotriks RTU platform can be fitted with a range of traditional and high-tech attachments for use on farms.  A low-cost robotic platform which can be fitted with almost any agricultural…

Austchilli: 25 years in business

Austchilli is celebrating 25 years in business. Rather than resting on its laurels, it is looking to the future and for founder and managing director David de Paoli, that’s getting food into space. This ambitious target is the logical next step for David who thrives on challenge and innovation. De Paoli has built the company…

Bee Vectoring Technologies enters new phase to accelerate revenue growth in 2021

Bee Vectoring Technologies will intensify its near-term direction to accelerate revenue growth in 2021 and focus on sales and marketing in key regions for the upcoming growing…

"A new platform that connects producers, marketers, auxiliary industry and transport and logistics"

Launch of the Fruitobox digital marketplace

The numerous players and operators in the fruit and vegetable sector and the dynamism of this industry make having a reliable platform the concentrates the supply and provides quick and effective solutions an essential tool. According to Sebastián Cuesta, CEO of the project, this is the idea behind…

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Demand for liquid shading in North America continues to grow

Twenty years ago, flower grower Peter Heemskerk began importing pallets with coatings for his Canadian colleagues. Since that time, demand has risen exponentially. Today there is a distribution network that covers North, Central and South America. The interest in the ReduSystems coatings has spread from…

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Premier Tech

Tips for efficient energy conservation in a greenhouse

As the fall approaches, the days get shorter and shorter. This is the time of the year where our free energy source, sunlight, becomes limited. Sunlight is essential to maintain the global temperature in the ranges appropriate for plant growth. In winter, plant production is challenging because…

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Improving nutrient and water use efficiencies in multi-loop aquaponics systems

The sustainable development of agricultural systems where nutrients and water are recycled to a high degree is of enormous importance. Traditional aquaponics, where fish and plants are cultivated in one recirculating system, addresses these ecological challenges, but still struggles with its economical…

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Temperature meter added for extra secured access control

Nowadays, you often can't just walk into a greenhouse or food processing company. First, you have to pass a turnstile or go through a hygiene sluice to get disinfected, and then you can access the company. LETS has added a new product to their hygiene equipment line: a body temperature meter. This…

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Growing Media Europe welcomes two new members

Growing Media Europe (GME) keeps growing strongly with two new members having joined the association in November 2020. We are pleased to announce that the German company COMPO…

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Spain

Eroski develops a new range of organic fruits and vegetables under its own brand

Eroski has taken another step in its commitment to organic products by launching a new range of fresh organic products under its own brand. The new range is made up of 19…

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The company from South Tyrol

Isolcell equips existing cooling cells with ethylene absorption machine

For Isolcell, innovation is more than just the introduction of new products. It is also about improving and further developing already existing solutions. The company, which is based in the South Tyrol region, is specialized in modified and controlled atmosphere for the storage of fruit and vegetables.…

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Russia bans greenhouse tomatoes & peppers from Uzbekistan’s Fergana region

Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Rosselkhoznadzor, has issued a statement that is amounting to a ban on the import of greenhouse…

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EU: Import Promotion Desk supports companies with virtual fairs and B2B meetings

The corona pandemic poses challenges for companies worldwide: contact restrictions make international trade relations and the search for new products and reliable suppliers more difficult. Many of the international trade fairs that serve as important contact exchanges have been postponed. Import…

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John Breedveld on Dutch radio about GreenFactory Emirates:

"In Abu Dhabi, I was told with a big smile that an Arab shouldn’t go hungry”

From the moment John Breedveld of GrowGroup IFS announced at the end of September that they would be building the ‘biggest indoor farm’ globally at 160,000 square meters in Abu Dhabi, everyone wanted to hear his story. One of whom was Dutch news radio station BNR, that let John tell his story in their…

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