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Growers in the spotlight in November

It's what we do all year but in November we paid even more attention to what growers have discovered and endured this year and labour is one of the main topics. THe availability of labour, solutions to grow with a lower labour requirement and the appreciation for the labour force - all has been discussed in November. 

"We need to keep both our workforce and the food supply secure"

The hardest harvest: looking back on the shutdown of Nature Fresh Farms

"COVID-19 has presented the entire agriculture industry with unprecedented challenges. As farms, we have an important duty: to continue operating as an essential service and…

Safe and efficient transport of bell peppers with shuttle harvesting system

Van der Burg bell pepper nursery in Est recently commissioned the 'Pepper Shuttle Harvesting System’ of Berg Hortimotive. This system allows the efficient harvesting of bell…




Savings in labor costs with the Horizontal Fumimatic machine

IDM develops a machine for horizontal spraying in greenhouses. The crop protection is specially suggested for strawberry, nurseries and ornamental flower crops. It is a…


Reproducing sunlight in controlled laboratory environments

Plants and more generally, photosynthetic organisms need light to live. Exposed to artificial light, plants implement adaptation processes. All these adaptation strategies are…

"difficult to find employees willing to do this kind of work"

Gutter system makes strawberry harvest more easy

A state-of-the-art soilless strawberry crop has just been set up in the Metaponto area, and more precisely in Policoro (MT). "One of the main challenges for each campaign is…

Richard Diplock, Eric Wall Ltd, looks back on 2020

"For the first time in 44 years of trading, we started operating night shifts"

It might be a bit early for a year overview, but hey – it's 2020 and everything has been different this year. On top of that, last week the last harvest of the year was…

First international growers discover the powerhouse that is VDB Green Eater

For the past eleven years, contractors and growers have gotten to know the brute strength of the VDB Green Eater. Without any trouble, this powerhouse can shred any crop…

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