Top 5 -yesterday
- "A generational change is going on in Italy's horti sector"
- Schartner's mall-size greenhouse in Exeter still on hold after judge's ruling
- Strawberry picking robots aim to save California growers
- Monitoring thrips with image technology unique, benificial insects soon to be counted digitally
- Brazil: $1 mln investment in wasabi greenhouse production
Top 5 -last week
- Top tips for growing lettuce in a greenhouse
- UK: Grower reduces greenhouse temperature by more than 6°C during heatwave with no cooling, fog systems
- Taking the wisdom from indoor farming and bringing it into greenhouses
- "Kawaguchi tomato variety good option for consumer, but also good for the grower"
- "We can now capture the whole value chain, from young plants to the consumer"
Top 5 -last month
Backyard Farms first US hydroponic greenhouse to earn produce safety standard certification
Located in Madison, Maine, Backyard Farms was founded in 2005. It operates 42 acres of greenhouse growing space that provides the northeast with fresh, locally grown Backyard Farms tomatoes year round.
“We have always been committed to food safety since Day One and GLOBALG.A.P. certification is another great example,” said Mark Queenan, Director of Quality Assurance and Food Safety at Backyard Farms. “Our associates at Backyard Farms have made this certification possible by embracing food quality and safety as a cornerstone of our corporate culture. Their dedication and vision have enabled us to attain the high quality levels that we have today and provide confidence and peace of mind to our customers when they purchase Backyard Farms tomatoes.”
Based in Gainesville, Florida, Quality Certification Services (QCS) offers the following certification options including Certified Organic, Certified Transitional, Certified Hormone/Antibiotic Free, Organic Aquaculture, GLOBALG.A.P. (several scopes), specific trade practices and Food Justice Certification, which will allow for consumers to choose to support a more just agricultural system.
QCS meets the needs of operations regardless of type, location, or size on the ever-expanding worldwide market. They are committed to meeting the unique needs of any business in a timely manner. QCS is the certification program of Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers Inc. (FOG), a nonprofit organization that began certifying organic growers in 1989 and received its USDA accreditation in 2001.
GLOBALG.A.P. is the world’s leading farm assurance program, translating consumer requirements into Good Agriculture Practice in a rapidly growing list of countries – currently more than 100 worldwide.
For more information about QCS and GLOBALG.A.P., please visit the QCS website at www.qcsinfo.org or call +1 352.377.1033.
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