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Scaling controlled environment agriculture in Asia

Ahead of the virtual Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit, the organizers caught up with Marinus Luiten, Business Developer Indoor Growing at Priva about scaling up indoor…

USDA cites National Produce Sales Inc. in Illinois for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on National Produce Sales Inc., Lake Zurich, Ill., for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. These…

EU Agriculture

European fruit and vegetable sector managed to absorb the shock of the first COVID wave

The European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and rural development organised a hearing on the lessons learned during the first wave of the COVID crisis. For Luc Vanoirbeek, chairman of the Working Party Fruit and Vegetables at Copa-Cogeca, if the fruit and vegetable sector resisted and adapted to…

Mexico: EFI joins AMHPAC for social compliance webinars

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, has joined…

Ireland: Minister Hackett announces €9m investment in horticulture sector

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with special responsibility for Horticulture, Senator Pippa Hackett, has announced the opening of…

New coloring agent NUCOLOR improves fruit appearance and quality

Shandong Yingyangyuan Food Technology Co., Ltd. is a company active in the fruit fresh-keeping industry. In continuous communication with customers, the company learned that in addition to sugar content and hardness, the color of the peel is also one of the important factors that determine the popularity…

Aldin Biodome

Impact of low-grade heat and insulation on plant growth

Large quantities of low-grade hot water are abundant in numerous locations, particularly as a byproduct of power generation. Disposal of such water is generally harmful to the environment (thermal pollution), and allowable discharge rates can become limited during periods of low river flow. Low-grade…

Mprise Agriware

Webinars about IT, data and horticulture

Mprise Agriware already hosted two webinars for seed companies in September. If you missed your chance, they have good news for you: they will organize two new webinars on the 27th and the 28th of October. This time they would like to invite all kinds of horticulture companies to participate. Do you use…

Planas: "It is an imperfect proposal, but a very good one"

EU countries reach an agreement on the reform of the CAP

After 42 hours of negotiations, the countries of the European Union (EU) have managed to close an agreement on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which will regulate European agriculture between 2023 and 2027. The European Ministers of Agriculture greenlighted the three regulations that…

New "Tomato Monitor" website launched to help enforce Tomato Suspension Agreement

The Florida Tomato Exchange recently launched TomatoMonitor.com, which allows individuals and companies in the tomato trade to report suspected violations of the Tomato…

Five tips on monitoring hydroponic systems

Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension hosts Jon Greene of Bluelab Corporation in a new YouTube video. They discuss technical tips for pH and electrical conductivity (EC) monitoring in hydroponic plant production, as well as water management and the importance of maintaining…

Grodan

Five tips to success when using greenhouse data

Data science and AI technologies present us with so many opportunities to collect and mine data in the greenhouse to increase efficiency, quality and yield.   by Gursel Karacor I discussed all the ways to collect data (sensors, imaging technology, climate computer) in my blogs 5 Reasons Why AI Will Transform the Greenhouse Industry and Where the Magic Happens: Combining Data and Plant…

Rural Press Club of Victoria

Australian government looking to solve horticulture labour shortage in Victoria

The Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA) welcomes the commitment from Agriculture Victoria at the Rural Press Club of Victoria seasonal labour webinar that it will work with industry to restart the Seasonal Worker Program in Victoria on 1 December 2020. “The commitment on today’s webinar that…

AREFLH welcomes EP’s adoption of report on European Recovery Instrument for Rural Development

AREFLH strongly welcomes the European Parliament Agriculture Committee’s approval on Tuesday of its report on the European Recovery Instrument for Rural Development. Adopted…

Kalera announces two new VPs of sales focused on foodservice and retail accounts

Kalera has hired two new executives to fill the positions of Vice President of Foodservice Sales and Vice President of Sales for Retail Accounts. The newly appointed VP of Foodservice Sales, Marc Jennings, brings with him over 20 years of experience in the foodservice industry. Mark Gagnon, VP of Sales…

"Easily add LED fixtures to your HPS grow light system"

In the coming years, many growers will be adding LED grow light to their existing HPS grow light systems, creating hybrid grow light systems. There are a wide range of reasons for beginning to use a hybrid grow light system. They are often related to new cultivation and production goals, or to the…

Vietnam: Connecting scientists with cooperatives and small businesses

The formation and promotion of cooperatives and enterprises and research institutes to actively participate in the Innovation Club will help cooperatives and enterprises sharing, receiving, applying and actively innovating & creating products, useful solutions, then continuously developing forward… by…

FDA and Mexican counterparts enhance food safety partnership

During a virtual ceremony, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and its regulatory counterparts in Mexico – the Federal Commission for the Protection from Sanitary Risks…

Ireland: Alan Phelan appointed as Teagasc Chief Operations Officer

Alan Phelan has been appointed as Chief Operations Officer in Teagasc, and will take responsibility to lead the corporate services, procurement, finance, human resources, ICT…

Australia: Funding for horticulture exports and seasonal workforce measures announced

The Australian Federal Government will invest $328 million to grow the nation's food and fibre exports, as part of the 2020 Budget, announced on Tuesday night. Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, says it is part of the Economic Recovery Plan, aimed at driving jobs and economic growth, cementing…

CNW Group/Toundra Greenhouses

Toundra Greenhouses won Mercuriades award

The grand finale of the prestigious 2020 Mercuriades awards was held on Monday evening. Toundra Greenhouses was crowned this year's grand champion, taking top honours in the categories of RBC Royal Bank Start-up and Contribution to Regional Economic Development, as well as taking home the prestigious…

Leamington Business Excellence Awards

Paul Mastronardi receives the Alf Bennie Award

Giving back to the community has always been at the core of Paul Mastronardi’s values, and this has held especially true during a time when the strength of community and…

Re Fresh

New produce procurement company expands its team

Re Fresh, launched in August by produce industry veterans Doug Fisher and Joe Cimino to reimagine the produce procurement experience, has expanded their team by hiring seven accomplished produce industry professionals. "Re Fresh was founded with a philosophy to focus on customer service, relationship…

Special Managment this month

This month, there will be a new special on HortiDaily in which Management will be the central topic. Related articles will be published in the newsletter on a daily basis in our international publications (HortiDaily and FloralDaily) and Dutch newsletters (Groentennieuws and BPnieuws). SpecialIf your company is active in this field,…


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