February started cold - but with some very interesting news as well. Mastronardi Produce, Stoffels Tomatoes, La-Palma and Perfection Fresh unitedly announced to participate in the Toma'Muse concept


Mastronardi Produce, Stoffels Tomatoes, La-Palma and Perfection Fresh
Grower quartet throws weight behind Toma'Muse concept
Next week on the Fruit Logistica a remarkable collaboration between breeding company TomaTech, and 4 world leading produce companies is presented. Mastronardi Produce (Canada), Stoffels (Belgium) La-Palma (Spain) and Perfection Fresh (Australia) launch the Toma'muse concept together. 


New Delhi virus spreads to Morocco 
The New Delhi virus has been causing serious problems for growers in Spain and Italy over the last years. Now it is confirmed the virus has also been found in Moroccan crops. 

This is how Pure Harvest Smart Farms will grow vegetables year-round in the UAE desert
By the use of conditioned air and over-pressure it is possible for Pure Harvest Smart Farms to grow vegetables in the UAE desert, near Abu Dhabi. The solution being used for this is the SuprimAir Technology, created by Certhon. 

Spain: Hailstorms damage greenhouses in Almeria 
The weather has been wreaking havoc in Almeria since the start of 2018, especially in the area of the Poniente.

140 km of LED modules 
Italian tomatoes now available in winter too 
Italian tomatoes grown in winter is something that, until only very recently, would have been unthinkable in most latitudes. What's made it possible now is the advanced technology developed by C-LED, now being supplied (for the very first time) to Fri El Greenhouse.

CA (ON): Double Diamond Farms adds 62-acre hothouse facility 
Double Diamond Farms has broken ground on its expansion project to add a new 62-acre hothouse facility in Leamington, ON. The new location will significantly increase Double Diamond’s production capacity.

Photo report: Horticulture omnipresent at Fruit Logistica 2018
The Fruit Logistica in Berlin has three usual ingredients: a temperature below zero, chaos around the busses after the end of the day and a quiet Friday. 

Ofer Ben Zvi, TomaTech: 
"Innovation is not only genetics" 
Until now this pioneering tomato seed company has been relatively unknown in the horticultural industry, but now with the launch of their Toma’Muse concept, featuring a unique collaboration of four well-known produce companies worldwide, Israeli breeding company TomaTech is attracting worldwide attention.