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Year overview Feb 19th - March 1st

February: sing along to the tomato song

In the second part of February Dutch growers announced how they are coping with virus problems. On the other hand, only the day after, the harvest of the first 100% LED-lighted tomatoes were celebrated at nursery Lans. And let's not forget the tomato song the Norwegian growers with Lauvsnes Gartneri made. Also it was in February that Bayer announced to sell their Nunhems brand.

battling white fly and tobacco white fly 
ToCV outbreak in the Netherlands 
The Dutch horticulture is alert for the risk of the Tomato chlorosis crinivirus (ToCV). The virus has so far been found at eleven Dutch tomato production companies.

NL: Lans harvests tomatoes from 100% LED-lighted greenhouse
Since the introduction of the ClimaLED3 at the HortiContact in 2017, Qwestland has been developing continuously. At tomato nursery Lans the first tomatoes were harvested which, according to the company, originate from the largest 100% LED-lighted greenhouse in Europe.


Lauvsnes Gartneri sings Tomatsangen
This is the best tomato video you will see all day 
At HortiDaily we try not to participate in clickbait journalism too much. We don't want to inform you with articles like "This guy built a greenhouse and you'll never believe what happened next" or "He switched to a different screen and the results are amazing!" Today though, we are making an exception.


Hi Power main variety
NL: "Acreage lighted cucumbers to 80 hectares"
In the Netherlands, the acreage of cucumbers under lights has increased considerably and now amounts to about 80 ha. Hi Power is again the main variety in 2018. 


AU: Flavorite expands to keep up with demand
One of Australia's leading tomato producers is expecting to increase its production by up to 10 per cent, with an expansion across two of its sites in Victoria.Flavorite currently has 26 hectares under production (including a 2Ha propagation nursery) and this expansion will take it to 30Ha. 


"Steps have to be taken"
Why the Dutch aren't growing cannabis themselves
Ever since Kees Valstar sold his shares in the Best Fresh Group, he’s been working on, among other things, marketing fibre hemp for Healthy Plant Products. “The Netherlands has as much as 2,000 hectares of outdoor fibre hemp.


De Ruiter Seeds and Nunhems to remain competitors
Bayer to sell vegetable breeding brand Nunhems
Following unofficial reports on the sale of Bayer's vegetable seed business, the company has now officially confirmed plans to sell breeding departments Nunhems and Seminis in order to receive approval for their Monsanto take-over. This was confirmed by Management Board Chairman Werner Baumann on Wednesday.....

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