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Floral holidays with edible roses

A luxury Christmas dinner with a floral touch or festive toasting on the new year with a colorful glass of champagne. Rose growers Rodewijk focus fully on the holidays with their edible roses 'Rosalicious'. Restaurants, bakeries and catering industry "The biggest difference is not in the cultivation, but in the sales", says…

The Christmas tree you can eat

A Christmas tree that's good enough to eat is the must-have decoration at Waitrose & Partners this Christmas. Herb-loving shoppers are in for a treat as the retailer will be stocking rosemary…

Strange trend - watching people eating crunchy vegetables

ASMR is a phenomenon where people enjoy listening to specific sounds. These sounds include light tapping, whispering or the turning of pages. Nowadays, listening to the sounds of people eating is also popular. The sound of a crunchy carrot or bell pepper is extremely popular. Clips of people eating these…

Prof Dave Hodgson, University of Exeter:

"The humble carrot is the only British native in the Christmas dinner"

At an event called "The Science Of Christmas" in Falmouth on December 6., professor Dave Hodgson of the University of Exeter will explain the origins of Britain’s favorite…

Mexico: First roma tomatoes shipped from new greenhouse

The Star Group’s new Culiacán growing and packing operation is off and running. Star is producing Big Taste roma tomatoes that will hit the market this week. The packing operations, propagation facilities, greenhouses, and test fields have been in preparation throughout the fall. “We are thrilled to be…

New plug and play devices deliver dissolved oxygen to plant roots

Dissolved oxygen (DO) does many things for your plant. It is a critical but often overlooked piece that helps plants uptake nutrients through the roots. Dissolved oxygen is the mechanism that allows the nutrients to be absorbed through the root membrane. "Without sufficient levels of DO, there will be no…

Industrial Association distinguishes Pöppelmann-Pflanztopf:

Recognition of innovative product idea for design and functionality

Plastics company Pöppelmann was among the winners of the "Pro-K-award 2019". This prize is awarded annually by the Pro-K- Industrieverbandes Halbzeuge und Konsumprodukte aus Kunststoff. . The jury of this competition made the TEKU "recycling blue" plant pot series the pro-K-award Winner 2019 in the…

"Amblyseius-System becomes more eco-friendly"

At Biobest they are constantly looking at ways to make their packaging more sustainable. Reducing reliance on plastic is a key focus. With this in mind, their team has redesigned the packaging for the Biobest bulk Amblyseius-System replacing plastic buckets with specially designed eco-friendly paper…

Rack Item Optimizer (RIO) awarded patent

FlowVision has received its first patent for its Rack Item Optimizer (RIO) software. After many years of working on RIO rack optimization software, they received the patent October 2, 2018. This is the fifth patent FlowVision has received for its software products. FlowVision's RIO software is designed to work…

"New tray with long legs offers strawberry growers the ideal plant height"

There’s a constantly growing demand for higher propagation trays for strawberry plants. High strawberry trays imply many advantages. Tray fields don’t always have a uniform surface, and high plant trays mean that the strawberry plants’ roots don’t touch the ground. Some distance between the roots and the…

Relaunched online platform showcases water conservation tech

Ecologel Solutions announced the relaunch of Hydretain.com , a new and improved site for the company’s flagship water conservation technology, Hydretain. Ecologel is a developer and manufacturer of innovative products for plant science and water conservation. Ecologel Solutions produces environmentally…

"Offered in eight colors, new LEDs enable faster plant growth, greater crop yield"

Lumileds introduced the Luxeon SunPlus 2835 Line of LEDs , which provide the color options and high photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) needed to maximize plant growth rate and crop yield of a variety of plants and vegetables. Growers can select specific color points or design a customized spectrum. The…

"New modular LED system offers flexibility and high performance"

In October Sylvania Lighting released the newest product of its horticultural lighting solutions, the Sylvania Gro-Lux LED Linear. Gro-Lux LED is designed as a modular passively cooled LED complete fixture, which is an all-in-one solution for every stage of plant growth and suitable for every crop. For the development, Sylvania paired up…

The company showcased its product at Eima

An innovative drip irrigation system by Irritec

A revolutionary drip system that allows overcoming the problems of waters with high percentages of suspended solids. This proposal came from Irritec, a company that exports globally 70% of its production. On the 7th of November, it showcased its new products during the Eima fair. Giulia Giuffrè, Giuseppe Giardina, Paolo…

Panasonic designs blinders for people in the office

Tired of always getting distracted in those noisy open office environments? Panasonic has come up with the perfect solution. Wear Space is designed with both blinders against visual distractions and noise-cancelling headphones to block out those pesky chatting co-workers. Although seeing row after row of workers wearing…

Grape tomatoes, the new pasta ingredient?

A grape tomato is a class of tomatoes believed to be of southeast Asian origin, shaped similarly to the oval plum tomatoes but having the small size and sweetness of cherry…

Koppert Cress introduces Sweet Peeper

Koppert Cress introduces Sweet Peeper: "Sweet Peeper goes perfectly with both hot and cold dishes such as soups and salads. It takes dishes to the next level thanks to its high creative value and good bite in combination with the long-lasting, simple, dry, and bittersweet taste. The yellow leaves and…

Tangmere Airfield Nurseries

"No strings attached"

Following two years of extensive trials, Tangmere Airfield Nurseries has made the decision to switch from using traditional polypropylene (plastic) twine to Elite biodegradable twine (PLA) to support their entire pepper crop on 30 hectare UK site. "We didn't take any chances when it comes to relying on this product", explains…

A magical spice that makes vegetables taste like bacon

Many kids try to be vegetarians, but don’t really love vegetables. They just miss the smoky, savoury taste associated with meat. But now there is pimentón de la Vera : Spanish…

‘Trio of lettuces’ concept revamped with varieties that grow at the same rate

The lettuce team at Nunhems has managed to achieve what seemed to be impossible. The specialist in horticultural seeds at the BASF Group has managed to revamp the ‘trio of lettuces’ concept thanks to the development of new varieties that grow at the same rate, regardless of their colour or type. This…

New peppers on the block

Rijk Zwaan presents two new peppers that they say show great results in various trials. Good production combined with an excellent fruit quality makes both varieties very interesting for growers in the high tech segment, according to the breeder.   Orange blocky pepper 35-1177 RZ (TM:0-3) is a tall open crop, with a strong head. The fruits have an…

Dragon's Breath, the hottest chili in the world

The hottest chili in the world, Dragon's Breath, was created by Mike Smith, the owner of Tom Smith's Plants in the United Kingdom. Unfortunately this chili was not created for consumption. It was the result of an accident, when its creator used a vegetable fertilizer by Nottingham Trent University to increase the plant's…

New intermediate bulk container offers logistics solution

Schoeller Allibert’s new standard foldable intermediate bulk container (IBC) is designed for international logistics. The Combo Excelsior® was created to meet the latest expectations of the food processing, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Safe, hygienic and efficient, it offers a great logistics…

Swiss gastronomy supplier takes up lettuce cultivation

'Great development potential for Chicarita novelty lettuce''

In recent years, the lettuce sector has seen a lot of changes. The Salanova varieties and mini-Romanas lettuce for instance have quickly found their way in to European trade. At the moment there is another novelty coming up, which is establishing itself at a rapid pace. It is the so-called Chicarita.…

Greenhouse grown strawberries with chocolate flavored dip at Fresh Summit

Later this week, four products from Mucci Farms will be on display in the New Product Showcase at PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando. One of them is the company’s latest release: CuteCumber™️ Poppers, which are one-bite miniature cucumber half the size of the company’s original cocktail size CuteCumbers™️.…

Greenhouse tomato grower to introduce new vegetable products

NatureSweet® Tomatoes will debut its new product line of branded cucumbers, peppers and large tomatoes along with new additions to the Brighthouse Organics® line at the upcoming Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention and Expo held in Orlando from October 18-20, 2018. This November, NatureSweet® will…

Spain: Alcampo introduces floating live lettuce

Auchan Retail Spain has introduced an assortment of floating live lettuces at its hypermarket in Alcampo de Leganés, Madrid, which customers can "harvest" at the time of purchase. These lettuces (green and red Trocadero, green and red Lollo and green Batavia), supplied by Gota Viva, keep their roots in direct contact…

Gert van der Bent, Wijnand de Mooij:

“First Italian, wild spinach arrives after difficult summer”

Yesterday morning Wijnand de Mooij unloaded the first wild spinach of the Unica Vera brand. “We’re very happy to have once again received beautiful, wild spinach of good quality. This summer was very difficult, because Germany barely had any product due to the warm and dry weather, and spots quickly…

New foldable intermediate bulk container presented

Schoeller Allibert’s new standard foldable intermediate bulk container (IBC) is designed for international logistics. The Combo Excelsior® was created to meet the latest expectations of the food processing, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. Safe, hygienic and efficient, it offers the best…

AU: "Kumato proving to be a major hit with consumers"

One of Australia’s new tomato varieties is quickly gaining traction with consumers, according to one of the growers. Kumato® grower Andrew Potter, who produces 450,000 kg each year, says interest in the fruit is growing steadily. “Australians enjoy the unique taste and colour changes of the Kumato®,” he said. “They are less…

"One-bite is a healthy, convenient alternative when hunger pangs strike"

Now available in a range of sizes and colours, the snack tomato has established itself as a healthy alternative for traditional snacks such as potato crisps and nuts. And it has now been joined by a fresh, crunchy mini cucumber that can be eaten whole. One-bite looks similar to a regular snack cucumber,…

Emerson releases GO Real-Time Secure Tracker

Emerson has announced the release of the GO Real-Time Secure Tracker. This product introduction combines GPS tracking technology with a CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership…

Adelita, the 'made in South' raspberries available from November to June

In Basilicata and Campania, the production of raspberries in the winter months is now an established reality. Thanks to the climatic conditions of these regions and to the introduction of the Adelita cultivar, it is possible to grow and produce raspberries from November to June. The project was born in 2010 when…

Zero Energy Cooling Chamber

How Kenyan tomato farmers can avoid heavy losses

Last week, there was the news that tomato farmers in Kenya’s Laikipia county were feeding tomatoes to the cows. The sad bit is that this is not new. It has happened before. The reason is overproduction because farmers are all harvesting their crop at the same time. To cope with this surplus production, farmers need…

Lef Farms introduces Fusion

US (NH): A fresh new take on standard spring mixes

How do you satisfy those who love baby greens but possess an unpretentious yet discriminating palette? Those who have been searching for a straightforward mix with a bit more punch than a Spring Mix? Well, those are exactly the lettuce lovers lef Farms (pronounced “leaf”) is looking to attract with its…

US (TX): Festival Strawberry latest Texas Superstar release

A new strawberry variety – Festival Strawberry – combines prolific production and quality taste as the latest Texas Superstar available for purchase in retail garden centers and nurseries, according to the Texas Superstar Executive Board. Festival Strawberry is the latest Texas Superstar promotion. (Texas A&M AgriLife…

Cold chain monitoring solution for fruit & vegetable transport

CAS DataLoggers provided its SwiTrace Temperature Data Loggers to a shipper exporting fruits and vegetables. Most of these products were very temperature-sensitive and could…

Rijk Zwaan Long English Cucumber summer review

"Bluesbrother RZ shines in production and quality"

This summer and early fall season has given Southern Ontario hot days with minimal relief in the night temperatures. While these weather conditions are not typically hoped for, the extra warm climate has provided Rijk Zwaan's new greenhouse varieties an excellent testing environment and the opportunity…

Two paperpot tray series available

Modiform expands paperpot tray assortment

With the introduction of the two latest paperpot light trays, Modiform expands its light range trays. The trays are suitable for cultivation of young plants in paperplugs. Matthijs Plas (Sales Manager Propagation Modiform); “The light series provides customers a strong yet light tray”. The new products (product number 1307 and 1310)…


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