Open field vegetables

North Dublin vegetable grower fears enormous tax bill after farm land was rezoned for housing

A north Dublin vegetable grower is facing a potential €120,000 tax bill because of a government levy targeted at developers hoarding prime building land, that is also hitting…

Manpreet Malanch joins Biogrow India as head of sales

"Modern farming techniques are now increasingly being used by Indian growers"

Manpreet Malanch has joined Biogrow India as the new Head of Sales, recently. "Thanks to my mother, who was a farmer in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, I became interested in agriculture early on in my life, and for me, it was a logical next step to pursue a career in this sector. I did my postgraduate studies…

Circular Carbon produces fully certified biochar from cocoa shells for horticulture and agriculture

Circular Carbon GmbH operates the first industrial plant for the production of biochar in Hamburg. The company carbonizes nutrient-rich cocoa shells, a residual material from cocoa production, by pyrolysis, a decomposition reaction in which organic materials break down in the absence of oxygen. Biochar…

Sipo (Italy)

Spring seasonal vegetables include agretti, strigoli, and radicchio

Italy's Sipo has begun selling three products cultivated by the company in the provinces of Rimini and Forlì-Cesena and sold under the Verdure di Romagna brand. These are agretti, strigoli, and radicchio. "Agretti is a typical vegetable in the Romagna region and an important product in Sipo's portfolio…

David Madiot, Gautier Semences:

“Liniac zucchini: quality choice among open field crops”

This spring, Gautier Semences is launching Liniac, a new variety of long green zucchinis for open field crops. “This variety is characterized by a high yield in conditions of viral pressure thanks to its resistance to 4 viruses and very good tolerance to powdery mildew, an asset to maintain a clean crop…

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