- Managing Director, UK
- Teelt Specialist Potplanten
- Sales Manager Bio / Netherlands
- Production Manager
- Assistant Professor - Controlled Environments Entomologist
- Technical Development Specialist | Horticulture | France
- Director of Business Development | Middle East | Agtech
- Farm/Production Manager; Berlin (m/w/d)
- Trader Asian Market
- Avocado Growing Manager - Kenya
Top 5 -yesterday
Top 5 -last week
- “Significantly better results with new Iron fertilizers”
- What is the status of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Europe?
- Race to emission-free greenhouse cultivation pushes growers to keep innovating
- BASF’s vegetable seeds and IUNU partner to advance digital phenotyping for hydroponic lettuce
- Infarm to make strategy shift, cuts 500 jobs
Top 5 -last month
- UK growers stop planting and put nurseries on sale amidst energy crisis and labor shortage
- "You can't grow on water without lights"
- "Our foliage plants grow bigger, faster, and more efficiently"
- "High-tech farmer AppHarvest is running out of money"
- Mobile aeroponic system requires less maintenance and guarantees even irrigation
Colombian flowers successfully shipped by sea to Holland
"Maritime transportation is more sustainable (75 percent less CO2 emissions) and more affordable (by fifty percent) than by air,"says Van der Meer. "FloraHolland is participating in this method of shipment given its function as an international trade platform. We have conducted extensive research, in collaboration with two universities, banana producer Chiquita and our own Product Quality Knowledge Centre. For instance we examined the atmospheric composition in sea containers, as this has a major influence on the product quality. We can now guarantee a minimum vase life of seven days after arrival. The constant temperature in sea containers (0.5°C) is an important advantage. In transportation by air the temperature can fluctuate between 2°C and 14°C. The constant temperature helps keep the plants in good condition, even though the journey is two weeks longer.
Even the closest inspection shows no sign ofBotrytis or other damage
International growers and customers are open to maritime transportation, as long as the vase life remains unaffected. Transport by sea from Colombia will grow to an average of three containers per week. We are also organising a test maritime shipment of roses from Kenya, with the eventual goal of shipping by sea from there as well."
Source: FloraHolland Magazine november 2013
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