May 1st-17th

Special year overview: 10 stories on soft fruit growing

Berries are the hottest horticultural product nowadays. The growth of the sector is immense and so is the attention for it. There's a lot of knowledge to be gained and we do our best to keep you on top of everything that's going on. From the first half of May, we present you 10 stories on soft fruit.

There's nothing soft about sustainability at this Dutch propagator

Anyone driving into the parking lot at Van der Avoird Trayplant in Bavel in Brabant will immediately see a lot of green. Looks nice and fresh, you might think - but for the…

All-in-one solution package for raspberry growing

Raspberry can be cultivated in many climates, but due to its Mediterranean origin, the highest productions are obtained in temperate climates where summers are not excessively…

The multiple advantages of having soilless strawberry crops on three rows

"Soilless strawberry crops are now more common in Italy than they used to, but it is still rare to find them on three rows. We set up soil-less systems with three adjustable…

Nijs van Zuilen, Berrybrothers, about the early start of the Dutch redcurrant, raspberry season

"Our new greenhouses mean we can meet the early demand for redcurrants, raspberries even better"

The redcurrant and raspberry season has begun at Berrybrothers in the Netherlands. "We've invested in a new, modern, 2.3-hectare greenhouse for redcurrant cultivation. We grow…

Yeni Mesaj

Greenhouse strawberry production becoming more popular in Fatsa, Ordu

Nursultan Bulut, who grows strawberries in a greenhouse n the Mesebuku District, recently got a visit from the District Director of Agriculture and Forestry Vedat Aydogan and…

Stuart Thomson - Dyson Farming

"By extending the UK season avoid unnecessary food miles that come from imported strawberries at this time of year.”

Dyson Farming has picked the first strawberries from its new 15-acre glasshouse in Carrington, Lincolnshire. The 424m long glasshouse is powered with renewable electricity and…


Video New strawberry plant cutting machine cuts 2000 plants per hour

Cutting young strawberry plants, easily, fast, clean, uniform, and without noise. With these requirements, Mecaflor, a French manufacturer of machines and accessories for the…

Better grip on watering strawberry crops with sensors

In the Netherlands, 60-70% of total strawberry production comes from table-top cultivation. This protected type of cultivation ensures a clean and labor-friendly environment.…


Study on work efficiency of strawberry-harvesting robot in automated greenhouse

Protected cultivation systems such as greenhouses are becoming increasingly popular globally and have been adopted because of unpredictable climatic conditions…

Derek Stanford - Primocane Capital

"Hightech horticulture doesn't attract enough outside capital"

His exposure to the family fruit farm in Wolseley, converted to high-tech blueberry farming, demonstrated to Derek Stanford of Primocane Capital, the opportunities offered by…

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