Monday, April 19, 2021

Pablo Ricaud, Rising Farms:

"We want to become the biggest of Mexico"

The ambitions of the Rising Farms team are impressive. The young company wants to become the biggest grower in Mexico – not just by growing tomatoes, but also by introducing new products to the Mexican horticultural industry. In order to reach this goal and to scale their greenhouse business rapidly,…

Dutch growers of Diosa Fruit:

"Despite growth of their own production, the UK will keep importing peppers for a while"

Njoy has been Diosa Fruit's own brand since 2013. After years of using the trusted black box, it was time for a new look. These days trading company Diosa Fruit is responsible for the sale of, among other things, peppers under its own brand. As of last week in two new boxes. Director Teun Hendriks talks…

Looking back at the 2021 Dutch Facility Horticultural Technology Matchmaking Conference

China: "Hubei has great potential for high-tech agricultural production"

On April 19, the "2021 Dutch Facility Horticultural Technology Matchmaking Conference" co-sponsored by Hubei Provincial Foreign Science and Technology Exchange Center and the Wuhan Representative Office of the Netherlands Trade Promotion Committee was successfully held. Wu Jun, Deputy Director of Hubei…

WayBeyond - New Zealand

Solutions for growers to not only become economically sustainable but reduce food waste

A New Zealand-based agritech solutions company says even changing an element of the way a fruit and vegetable business is run can greatly lead to the reduction in food waste and improve sustainability. Speaking at the recent MobileTECH Ag conference in Rotorua, WayBeyond Chief Technology Officer Jonathan…

Neutral solution to keep the workplace virus-free

Pace Solutions has received a virucide designation from Health Canada for one of the company’s most popular disinfectants, Chemprocide. It is a non-corrosive hospital-grade disinfectant, fungicide, deodorizer, and now virucide used in a wide range of industries from schools to food production and…

Sander Fleerakkers, Research Station for Vegetable Production

“Warm summers, new cultivation methods and varieties offer chances for Belgian melon farming”

In recent years, several trials have been conducted with melons in Belgium. The Research Station for Vegetable Production is doing these. "The last few summers have been warm. There are new insights and cultivation techniques and a revitalized variety range. All this means there's renewed potential for…

Philip and Jorien Van Overbeke, Aardeien Van Overbeke

"More and more strawberry growers are switching to hydroponic cultivation"

Last Wednesday, the first strawberries were picked at Strawberries Van Overbeke from Waregem. “We have been very satisfied with the quality so far,” says Philip Van Overbeke. “The shape of the strawberries is very nice, because we used the plants from last year that were planted in August. Last April we…

Labor shortage effects soft fruit cultivation

The raspberry market has gone through some difficult weeks. Prices had reached high levels, but after Easter they dropped due to increasing volumes. In the meantime, the first Dutch and Belgian raspberries have hit the market. The situation has also been difficult for blackberries due to substantial…

What springs to mind with yellow vegetable?

When you see the word, “vegetable,” you will come in mind with green-color. Don’t you? Nowadays, there are various colors of vegetables such as red, purple, orange, black, and white. One vegetable breeding company in South Korea, Asia Seed, concentrates on the unique color of vegetables. Their strongest…

Study on growing medicinal plants on perlite

Medicinal plants represent a valuable commodity due to the beneficial effects of their natural products on human health, prompting a need for finding a way to optimize/increase their production. In this study, a novel growing media with various perlite particle sizes and its mixture with peat moss was…

The Italian company Dari Ecomeccanica presents the digital evolution of their harvesting machines

Horticultural harvesters with technology 4.0 and tax benefits

The right combination of sustainable management and digital evolution of electronic and mechanical equipment in horticulture are to be found in the 4.0 harvesters from the Italian company Dari Ecomeccanica. "Our harvesters are innovative, as they provide a service to the grower and are also cost…

"Beetles that pee themselves to death could be tomorrow’s pest control"

Various beetle species have gobbled through grain stores and weakened food production worldwide since ancient times. Now, researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a better way of targeting and eliminating these teeny pests. Instead of using toxic pesticides that damage biodiversity,…


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