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Bakker Brothers rounds up their best round tomatoes

Bakker Brothers is increasingly getting more known for their tomatoes; they have a lot of tomato varieties for sale. In fact, they have so many in their product portfolio that they have them categorized. The breeder rounded up their best performing round tomatoes and their most exciting upcoming new…

Burpee

Tomatoes are popular in consumer gardens

In the year of the new coronavirus, when new gardeners came out in droves to try growing their own vegetables, tomatoes were still king. And in a twist, the respect-seeking turnip actually turned some heads. Seed companies taking stock of what went well and what came out of the woodwork proclaimed the…

More options available in snack tomatoes

Plant breeding companies are constantly developing new varieties that meet the demands of growers, market, retailers and consumers. In the past season, Sakata has introduced a few new varieties and Pieter Vermeulen, High-Tech crop specialist, talks about what Sakata has to offer. "Growers and merchants…

Salad Demo Days BASF Vegetable Seeds:

“We shifted the medium to continue meeting our customers’ needs”

Week 39. A week that for BASF Vegetable Seeds is usually all about sharing latest innovations and discussing market and consumer trends with customers. This year though, things are different. It was difficult to receive customers live, so BASF Vegetable Seeds organized an alternative program for the…

Tom de Smedt, export manager RKW Hyplast about Grafeno:

"We accidentally discovered the film lets through more PAR light”

Optimal light management, excellent mechanical properties, and very high sulphur resistance are the standards the new RKW Hyplast greenhouse film needs to meet. “It was quite the challenge, but we succeeded. Our new film‘Grafeno’ has become a high quality and pollination-friendly film”, says Tom de…

Kam's Growers Supply

Kam’s Growers Supply:

“We are working hard to make growing easier”

In 2006, Kam’s Growers Supply was established as a ‘one man show’. Now, having grown ever since, they are working with eighteen people, at two locations in Ontario, Guelph and Kingsville. Their portfolio consists of fertilizers, crop protection, growth regulators, shade paint, sanitation and…

Global Plant Genetics

Titanium

New blueberry variety for high chill regions

With yields reported in excess of 20 tonnes per hectare, Global Plant Genetics is getting great interest from international contacts for licenses. Titanium grows extremely well in substrate production being a semi erect and relatively compact plant. Titanium fruits approximately only one week later than…

Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Government of Rwanda

Japan donates seed worth $950,000 to growers in Rwanda

The Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) of Rwanda has signed a support agreement with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to support the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan of the Rwandan government through the provision of quality vegetable seeds worth US $950,000 USD. This…

Putting the plants first in facility design

The Association for Vertical Farming has a new Canadian member: AgricUltra. Their AMPL Controlled Micro-Environment Agriculture design aims to provide operators with a higher degree of control over each row of the farm and with that comes more precision, diversity of crops, energy efficiency and many…

Vertuo (DRCE9613)* the new De Ruiter cucumber variety

"This spring is blooming with choices"

This spring, growers will have more choice in terms of Spring cycle cucumber varieties. Autumn 2020, De Ruiter launches Vertuo (breeder reference DRCE9613)*, the new De Ruiter cucumber for spring crop for France for Umbrella and "V" cropping systems. Vertuo is a newcomer for spring with a high yield…

René Zwinkels visited growers with Xaverius in Poland:

"Plants keep doing well, even after extreme heat"

Within twenty seconds, you can see how a grower's crop is doing just by looking at their face, as is the experience of René Zwinkels. He is an ex-tomato grower himself and currently works for Axia Vegetable Seeds in, among others, the Polish market. There he saw a 3.5 hectares greenhouse this summer…

Using LED grow lights and less irrigation makes stronger plants

Hort Americas is currently working on a germination and propagation project of leafy greens and culinary herbs. The project is in collaboration with their demonstration greenhouse partners, The State Fair of Texas and the Big Tex Urban Farms. Big Tex Urban farms provide the labor needed to grow and…

"application to basin great brainteaser"

Market launch Tank Level Indicator just a starting point for Aad Verduijn

Aad Verduijn introduced the Tank Level Indicator back in May. The very first product from Avecon, a company with which Aad has mainly marketed his services since 2006. It was therefore exciting to see how the market would react to a physical product, made and conceived in Maasdijk. "Positive,…

"Particularly in basic and mid-tech, a lot of gains can be made with simple automation"

Jan Wijgerse sets up own product line with GHBD Holland

For the international grower with greenhouse horticulture ambitions the range of high-tech technology on the market can be overwhelmingly. Once the greenhouse with all the trimmings is in place, arranging everything properly is not that easy. "Then you see that intervention is done manually, while all…

BioTherm's journey: 40 years and counting

It all started with two teenagers and one invention

From heating to air and water optimization solutions, used by growers in at least 20 countries. Today’s BioTherm encompasses it all - and to think that this journey all started with two teenagers and one invention in the 80s. We had a talk with one of the owners, Jim Rearden, about their journey, the…

Bejo Seeds

Bejo's Open House Tour now available on YouTube

Bejo Seeds Inc. held its first ever Virtual Open House on September 1, 2020. The virtual event gathered commercial growers, farm market growers, industry professionals and many more to the one day webinar that featured 13 different crop groups brought to you by Chelsey Lenczyk (Bejo Seeds Sales and…

Bayer trials new tomato varieties with ToBRFV resistance

Bayer announced the final large-scale pre-launch trials of Roma-type tomatoes to help growers address Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV). The trials, which begin later this month in Mexico, will include two varieties of Roma-type tomato that claim Intermediate Resistance (IR) to ToBRFV. The type of…

Lots of enthusiasm for Delphy Berry Plaza meeting

Strawberry growers are used to cultivating Elsanta, but in recent years, more new varieties are appearing. During the recent Berry Plaza meeting, various everbearer varieties, plant types and plant data were presented, all aimed at optimizing cultivation and maximizing yield. There was a lot of…

Fertilizer Daily

Russian greenhouse growers turn to LED

Oreon has entered the Russian market and will supply LED fixtures to the Agrokultura Group and Yelets Vegetables. These two companies are major players in the market and have been introduced to Oreon through their partnership with Lumex M. Agrokultura GroupThe Agrokultura Group is established…

Tracy Lee appointed to lead

Sakata Seed America announces formation of CEA department

Sakata Seed America announced the formation of a Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) department. This new department will focus on indoor agriculture, a growing segment of the produce industry that focuses both on traditional greenhouse production as well as specialized vertical farming. According…

Macpac announces new on-line shopping experience

Packaging manufacturers Macpac report that in the coming weeks they will be launching a new on-line ‘shopping’ website. It will provide a one-stop shop for box quantities of selected packaging on demand in key sectors. A spokesperson for the manufacturer said: "We’ve been successfully offering our…

BioTherm expands sales team

Rob Dimino has joined BioTherm as the regional sales representative for the Mountain Region. Based in Colorado, Rob will serve customers from Arizona to Texas and north to Idaho and the Dakotas. “As BioTherm scales up to meet growing demand for our innovative products, Rob’s ambition and service-oriented attitude matches well with…

De Ruiter Market Experience offers three opportunities for connection towards value chain

Looking to the overall appearance, the external and internal color but also measuring the firmness and taste, are the most important ingredients of a visit to the De Ruiter Market in the De Ruiter Experience Center in The Netherlands. In the past half year this was, most of the time not executable, and probably…

Valoya and Citizen Electronics enter a licensing agreement

Citizen Electronics Co. Ltd., developer of electronic devices and applied products and Valoya, the research driven LED grow light manufacturer, have entered a licensing agreement whereby Citizen Electronics will take Valoya’s LED spectrum portfolio into use. Citizen Electronics will apply Valoya's…

New light system for Vineland Research

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is recognized as Canada’s leader in horticulture research and innovation. Located in Ontario’s Niagara region, on a 218-acre campus, they are an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing horticulture science. The campus is comprised…

Norway: Local bumblebees for local growers

Bumblebees make excellent pollinators; a single bumblebee is as effective as five honeybees when it comes to pollinating raspberry crops. Growers also benefit from the fact bumblebees get to work earlier in the year, when temperatures are lower. Unlike honeybees, that only tend to fly in good weather,…

Coco fiber and coir production facility joins the Fibredust family

Fibredust announces new Mexican operation “Costa Sur”

US based Fibredust announced the expansion of their Mexican operation to include the production facility in beautiful Jalisco Mexico. This 10 hectare facility offers a new avenue for coir and fiber made and shipped from Mexico. “The addition of Costa Sur to the Fibredust family enables efficient shipment…

Nunhems

More diversity in fresh cucumbers and a new delivery program for Windset Farms

At Windset Farms, one of North America’s largest sustainable suppliers of naturally grown produce, Nunhems talked with David Coronado (Senior Cucumber Grower) and Shiho Uzawa (Marketing Manager) about the changing demand for greenhouse grown cucumbers and their new delivery program, Windset Direct. “The…

Growing young farmers amid rising unemployment and food security concerns in Thailand

The unemployment rate in Thailand continues to rise, driven by the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, and the short term outlook remains negative.  An additional 8 million people in Thailand’s labor force are at risk of losing their job, according to the Office of the National Economic and Social Development…

Agrikol

Cooperation projects between Agrikol and Horti XS

Horti XS is a client of Agrikol. The team with Agrikol says the following about the company: "At Horti XS, they have unrivaled experience and understanding of the global greenhouse technology industry. Their product development is driven by evolving market demand. Horti XS provides engineering and…

Signify

hybrid lighting in tomato cultivation:

“LED ensures controllability”

A stronger plant, higher fruit weight and more uniformity in growth; these are the results of illuminated tomato cultivation when combining Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact and SON-T lighting. Thus a hybrid light solution. Both projects were installed at the end of 2019. The growers, the world renowned tomato…

The combination of research and advancements in fixtures

Increasing yield, while improving plant quality and driving down energy costs

“We’re here to empower cultivators worldwide to explore the interaction between light and life, increasing their yields and plant quality while achieving new margins and profits,” says Steve Graves, VP of Business Development at Fluence by OSRAM. The company was founded in 2013 in Austin, Texas, by…

Positive tests followed up with high demand in truss supports and tomato clips

After extensive research for a high quality partner in the tomato clips and truss supports, Hortus (HSI) started three years ago with the final phase of the field tests. Randor Cena is the main contact regarding this product development and sales in the North, Mid and South American Market. Furthermore,…

"The market for strawberry varieties is in flux"

One and a half years after the launch of Limalexia, John Schoeber and Vincent Deenen of Limgroup look back at that time. Limalexia was specifically developed during the breeding process to improve shelf life, taste, color, and production. The latter has even been 10-15% higher than the standard variety.…

BG Installatie is preparing for anniversary year

"The challenge is to keep the overview in big horticultural projects"

Freelancers wanted, urgently, Laurens van der Sande of BG Installatie recently proclaimed. In these times of corona, that can be called remarkable, because although plenty of greenhouse horticulture projects are ongoing, it is also difficult and people were (temporarily) unemployed. "We look positively to…

ScoringAg

"You have to sanitize everything"

Maintaining the integrity of the sanitation

“You have to sanitize everything,” says William Kanitz with ScoringAg. “If you don’t protect your product, the consumer gets sick.” The company sells and produces sanitizing equipment for fresh produce and its packaging. Due to the Coronavirus, things have changed. It’s increasingly important to reduce…


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