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“Use of slip sheets results in logistic advantages”

The fresh produce sector is faced with major logistical challenges. After the harvest, the fruit and vegetable products are supposed to be packed right away. To steer the incoming and outgoing logistics of all these packages in the right direction, slip sheets are increasingly used. These are special,…

CompanyBox introduces Subscription Box using HP Digital Corrugated Print

Great Lakes Growers is an Ohio-based hydroponic produce provider that is using a packaging innovation by CompanyBox and HP to deliver fresh leafy greens and herbs directly to customers through e-commerce subscription services. Snap2Pack was developed especially for direct packaging of fresh produce by…

Beekenkamp develops new “California strawberry substrate trough” for gutter growing

Developments in soft fruit are in full swing in California, USA. The demand for a suitable reusable strawberry-growing trough for gutter systems in California is part of this development. Beekenkamp is meeting this demand with a new strawberry-growing trough, the “California strawberry substrate trough”.…

Snack peppers find acceptance with reduced seed count

John Stommel of the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS) has investigated the desirability for, and practicality of, producing snack…

Trick to cut cherry tomatoes in half in just a few seconds

If you have ever given up on eating cherry tomatoes because of how difficult they are to handle due to their small size, this trick, which will allow you to cut them in just a…

Bato Plastics

"New square 35 liter pot for soft fruit cultivation means repotting is a thing of the past"

A newly developed pot for soft fruit cultivation makes it possible to keep the plant in one substrate holder during the entire lifespan. That makes repotting no longer necessary, according Raymond van Mierlo, account manager at Bato. But there are even more advantages for the pot, which will be used…

LED solutions for horticulture

Vossloh-Schwabe launches the new LUGA COB LED Horticulture modules which provide a highly efficient COB technology with 2 different spectra optimized for vegetative and generative plant growth. Compared to other LED technologies LUGA COBs offer an extremely long service lifetime with chemical resistance, combined with a high…

Pöppelmann TEKU extends BP series

New young and nursery plant trays

The BP series from Pöppelmann TEKU is ideally suited for professional young plant cultivation as well as the requirements of nurseries. The trays promote fast growth and healthy plants and have excellent machinability. The commercial horticulture specialist will present three new versions of the popular…

New greenhouse light automatically dims or brightens to complement natural light

California Lightworks announces a new supplemental LED light for greenhouse grows: the GHPro 340. This high-efficiency, spectrum variable LED light gives greenhouse growers optimum control over their growth cycle and product. Equipped with photosensors to read the levels of natural light, the GHPro 340…

Six new WOW™ berries in less than a week

The wait is almost over. In less than a week, SUNSET® will reveal the six new berries that make up their new line-up of WOW™ berries. True to WOW’s new tagline, Berries Elevated™, this premium line promises to change expectations for how a berry should taste. The company asserts that each of the six WOW…

Driscoll's announces two new limited edition berry varieties

Driscoll’s has announced there is more than one way to enjoy rosé season this summer. Beginning today, the company has introduced two new berry offerings, describing them as "high flavor". The berries are now available for a limited time, features Rosé Berries™, described by Driscoll's as "beautiful…

Innovation award finalist presents plant-based dips

Good Foods announced it will be showcasing its recently launched line of Plant-Based Dips at the United Fresh Convention and Expo next week in Chicago. The company says the dips have received positive feedback due to what it sees as an increasing trend of plant-based diets. The dips are finalists for the…

India: Orange cucumber is Vitamin A powerhouse

A team of agricultural scientists has found that orange-fleshed cucumber varieties from north-eastern regions of India are four to five times richer in carotenoid content…

New Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact

"Easily switch from HPS to LED toplighting"

Signify enables growers to switch more easily to LED lighting by introducing the Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact to the European market. The compact, passively cooled LED toplighting provides a 1-to-1 replacement for HPS lighting that fits seamlessly in existing HPS set-ups and trellis…

Current introduces one-for-one LED replacement for 1000W HPS products

Today at GreenTech, Current, powered by GE announced the release of the Arize Element Top Light, a one-for-one LED replacement for 1000W High Pressure Sodium (HPS) products. “With Current’s lighting tech expertise combined with feedback from leading plant scientists, systems integrators and growers,…

Svensson launches PARperfect

New screen solution ensures even light distribution and constant PAR light level

Svensson is launching a new, innovative screen concept: PARperfect, at the GreenTech in Amsterdam. The screen solution that ensures a perfect, even light distribution and a constant PAR light level in the greenhouse, regardless of the outside conditions. With PARperfect, the shading level in the…

New aluminium greenhouse roof system Optinova

Greenhouse horticulture partner Alcomij develops and manufactures smart greenhouse horticulture solutions. Alcomij’s latest innovation is the aluminium greenhouse roof system Optinova. "Thanks to high-quality materials, a smart design and the use of new technology, the Optinova forms the basis of a…

Thrive Agritech launches Apex grow light

Thrive Agritech announces the release of the new Apex LED top light. Apex is a 300W grow light utilizing leading-edge LED chip technology producing an ideal combination of power and efficiency with a spectrum optimized for plant health and crop yield. Apex is intended for high intensity applications such…

Open Days Eminient Seeds June 11-13

A Tinkerbell rainbow, new peppers, and cherry tomatoes

On June 11, 12, 13, Eminent Seeds opens their demo greenhouse in the World Horti Center to present exclusive varieties of tomatoes, bell peppers, and peppers. Introduction 7 colors Tinkerbell The color range of the Tinkerbell has been successfully expanded with the purple Tinkerbell in the summer of…

Matt Hiltner with Babé Farms

"Chefs of high-end restaurants love frisée"

Supplies of frisée, a curly-leaved member of the chicory family, look to be strong right now. “We have a plentiful supply of baby frisée as well as our signature, gourmet “Blonde” frisée, which are entirely yellow heads of ultra-blanched frisée. We expect strong supplies of both to continue through the…

Tomato wars in Colombia - mass food fight in Sutamarchan

This Sunday, an enormous crowd of locals and tourists pelted each other with tomatoes in a traditional 'Tomatina' that left the Colombian town of Sutamarchan awash with red pulp. The crowd sprinted to a huge pile of tomatoes in the middle of a field and white t-shirts turned red as the food flew through…

Signify introduces Philips GreenPower 3.0

LED production module optimizes multilayer crop cultivation

Signify has introduced the new Philips GreenPower LED production module 3.0 to help growers optimize multilayer crop cultivation of lettuce and other leafy greens, herbs, soft fruits and young plants. The new module enables growers to easily adapt the color spectra and light levels of various dedicated…

New ethylene generator to be demonstrated at Hort Connections

Hort Connections will be taking place in Melbourne, Australia from June 24 - 26. One of the US-based companies exhibiting at the show is Catalytic Generators. The company manufactures ripening equipment and will be showcasing the latest version of its Easy-Ripe® ethylene generator which was just launched…

Moleaer secures additional $5 Million Funding

"Financing allows for production scale-up and commercial expansion"

Moleaer, manufacturer of industrial-scale nanobubble generators, announced recently that they have raised $5 million in funding. The investment was led by London based ADM…

Powerfoil D

New overhead fan designed for harsh industrial environments

Powerfoil D, the product of 10 years’ experience and purpose-built design. The exceptionally engineered Powerfoil D is the first and only direct-drive overhead fan designed for harsh industrial environments - including many horticultural enterprises. "By maintaining consistent temperatures from ceiling…

Two cantaloupe melons were auctioned for 40,800 euro in Japan

The Cantaloupe melon season started with the auctioning of the first two melons in the central market of Sapporo, the capital of the Japanese region of Hokkaido. The melons were sold for an incredible 5 million yen, i.e. 40,800 euro. The two melons of the Cantaloupe variety are of excellent quality and…

First harvest of Swedish pak choi

The first harvest of pak choi has started at HD Odling in Blekinge, the first conventional grower that works in large scale cultivation of pak choi in Sweden. Pak choi is a crispy and tasty cabbage, originally from Asia. The vegetable is commonly used in the Eastern cuisine. Pak choi only arrived in…

Lome Super Fruit products now available on Amazon

"We grasped the opportunity offered by Amazon Prime Now to make our products part of their range" explained Dario De Lisi, sales manager for Masseria Fruttirossi, a business specializing in the production, processing and commercialization of soft fruit. "As of last Friday, Lome Super Fruits are part of…

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Brooklyn, New York

Spinach ice cream: Made with leafy greens, olive oil and salt

Spinach, packed as it is with vitamins and fibers, is one of the most popular veggies that's recognized as a superfood. Added to pasta or simply sautéed with garlic, spinach is also an incredibly versatile green. Now, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, an artisanal frozen treats shop based in Brooklyn, New York, has…

New double-ended lamps for plant growth

Ushio America introduces new 600W DE HPS and DE MH lamps to its Hilux Gro professional-grade horticulture series. Specifically designed and rated for use in open fixtures, these 600W DE lamps are optimized to run on 600W electronic ballasts. Growers can maximize potential in smaller spaces or increase…

WUR professor wants to make jeans from tomatoes

The recently appointed professor with a personal chair Luisa Trindade breeds crops for the biobased economy. Following her motto ‘no waste’, she aims at using the entire bell pepper and tomato plants. Trindade outlines there are large amounts of proteins and fibres in these plants, so the tomato fibres…

Sustainably Grown certification

New label for hydroponic grown living herbs

North Shore’s living herbs and greens have been certified as Sustainably Grown by SCS Global Services, and were the first products of their kind to be certified under the ecolabel. “It was the perfect fit for us to partner with SCS and to get the certification,” said North Shore Greenhouses Production…

South Korean mini bell peppers are creating new opportunities

The Raon pepper, a new species developed by Gyeongsangnam-do Agricultural Research & Extension Services (GARES) in 2015, is definitively gaining popularity. These peppers…

New Zealand: LeaderBrand Produce salads are a hit

Ready-to-eat salads are proving a hit with the leading horticultural producer LeaderBrand Produce Ltd. The Gisborne company has about 3500ha under cultivation at Gisborne,…

The Périgord strawberry is coming!

A true institution for the department, which has been cultivating the excellence of this spring fruit for generations, the Strawberry of the Périgord has arrived on the…

Hottest commercially grown pepper begins imports into US

Imports have begun of the Carolina reaper hot peppers into the US. “The current supply of Carolina reapers is steady,” says Allen Demo, director of procurement and sourcing with Frieda’s Inc. in Los Alamitos, CA, who notes that the peppers are coming out of the Netherlands where they are greenhouse…

Italian-Israeli collaboration leads to downy mildew resistant basil

2019 began with interesting news in the herb sector, with the introduction of a new basil variety named Prospera. This is a Downy mildew resistant hybrid which is born from a long Italian-Israeli collaboration. An important part of the research has been conducted in Italy, where Fenix tested the new…

De Ruiter Seeds

Radiance, the new tomato in the medium TOV segment

Most tomato growers and traders are early birds. But it is still special that they came in large numbers to the Breakfast/Knowledge Session of De Ruiter... which started at 5 o'clock in the morning. For these growers and traders, a Knowledge Session about the latest tomato-on-the-vine DRTH1004 of De…

Four new chopped salad kits launched

Taylor Farms, a producer of ready-to-eat fresh foods, has announced the launch of four new chopped salad kits for the spring and summer seasons. New Roasted Garlic, Tangerine Crunch, Steakhouse Wedge and Salsa Ranch Chopped Kits increase the Taylor Farms chopped kit portfolio to 18 retail recipes. “We…

These are the GreenTech Innovation Awards nominees

The GreenTech has announced the nominees of their innovation award. Since the exhibition focuses on greenhouse technique, these provide a nice overview of horticultures finest. The GreenTech exhibitors submitted 50 innovations for the GreenTech Innovation Awards 2019. The winners will be announced during…

"Kenyan horticulture growers lose 50% produce due to poor post-harvest handling"

"Horticulture farmers lose up to 50 per cent of their produce due to lack of proper storage facilities and handling know-how. They also lack knowledge on maturity indices of…

Strawberries in Japan

Sweet, fragrant and crazy expensive

Strawberries, arguably the most successful Western import in Japan, certainly come with a price. No fruit is dearer, in both senses of the word, in contemporary Japan than the strawberry. Strawberries are arguably the most successful Western import in Japan, first becoming common in the early Showa Era…

"Perfect start to raspberry long cane production"

Together with EU Plants (UK), one of the biggest operators in raspberry long cane production, Beekenkamp Verpakkingen has developed a new 1.85 litre production pot. EU Plants has been using these new raspberry long cane pots to their full satisfaction for the past 2 years. Now other raspberry plant…

Guinness Word Record for the longest strawberry cake in the world

The longest strawberry cake in the world enjoyed during an event in Scanzano Jonico on April 28th 2019 took 300 hours, 3500 eggs, 103 kg of flour, 100 kg of sugar and 800 kg of strawberries to make. The huge cake was made by master bakers Salvatore Di Trani, Dolce Voglia di Dartizio/Rapanaro, Dolci…

"Enthusiastic reactions to new Sweet Palermo colours"

Chain partners have reacted enthusiastically to the new Sweet Palermo colours, according to Rijk Zwaan. Orange and chocolate-coloured variants are now available in addition to red and yellow ones within the breeder’s brand of sweet pointed peppers. “We plan to introduce the trio of red, orange and yellow…

Space-saving square-round pots in new sizes and design

Extended product range with a new look: Pöppelmann TEKU will present its square-round pots in three new sizes. They can also be manufactured using the in-mould labelling process for individually designed and particularly eye-catching cultivation pots. Better use of space with the MQF series Space-saving…

New trend in branding tomatoes?

The tomato farmers in Andhra Pradesh kick-started a new trend of branding their tomatoes. They certainly used a creative approach, wrapping up the tomatoes with plastic moulds including the name of Prime Minister Modi. The result is the letters being branded on the tomatoes. The tomato itself is shaped like a heart, the 'Modi…

New single serve ready-to-eat salads launched in Canada

Bonduelle Fresh Americas has launched its Fresh Picked ready-to-eat salads in Canada. Each of the new salads feature fresh leafy greens, seasoned meats such as chicken, turkey and ham, dressings and a variety of toppings such as cheese, veggies or crumbled bacon. The company says they are the first of…

German market

"Responding to feeling of guilt with fresh packs"

Dutch cooperative growers association, ZON, has been busy with a pilot project since mid-March. This test is being conducted in the German market. About 150 Edeka supermarkets in the Hannover-Minden region have been selling ZON fresh packs. The association's magazine spoke to Linda Naus, ZON's Marketing…

Swedish horticulture company introduces pesto made of plant residues

Horticulture company Svegro on the Swedish island of Färingsö is expanding its assortment with a new product category. The new Svegro herbal pesto is available in the flavors…

Thrips: The best solution against this pest is not to have the pest

The western flower thrips (frankliniella occidentalis) or thrips, are a very dangerous pest for greenhouse growers as they are vectors of viruses. These insects are very thin and sneaky, and once they have entered the greenhouse, the expense in products to control the pathogen and crop losses can be…

Groceries delivered when you're away thanks to mini-fridge

The French startup, Foodconect, has just designed the first connected outdoor fridge which allows for shopping to be delivered while you’re away. This mini-fridge exists in…

Warning of fraud with one of the market's most coveted tomatoes

Spain: Are the Raf tomatoes we buy actually of that variety?

Tomatoes are available all year round, but the summer is often said to be their natural season. This is actually a half truth, as it refers to their taste, and not to the…

Flavia responding well both in fields and in markets

The Flavia strawberry variety is a valid alternative according to operators and is producing excellent results this year too. It is a very early variety developed by Consorzio Italiano Vivaisti-CIV and destined to the Mediterranean area. Rocco Albini, producer from Basilicata and owner of L'oro del Sud…

Noodles and rice and risotto - or cauliflower, zucchini and carrot?

Baldor Specialty Foods, an ingredient source for NYC’s top chefs, announced the expansion of its retail line of Urban Roots Veggie Side Kits that the company premiered last year. The new kits, which are set to appear on produce shelves later this month, include a new line of veggie noodle sides as well…

Functional snacks featuring vegetables - chips become healthy

"Enjoy Chips is a combination of know-how and creativity that has been creating a revolutionary snack range since 1987. We have been accurately mapping food habits for the past thirty years, which has led us to creating niche snacks. Our mission is to make sure people can enjoy chips in a healthier way,…

Spicy compound from chili peppers slows lung cancer progression

Findings from a new study show that the compound responsible for chili peppers' heat could help slow the spread of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death for both men…

Pellikaan introduces planthooQ and Qord

Plants without plastic waste

Pellikaan introduces the planthooQ; a new hook attachment system. The system is available in different lengths and offers maximum flexibility for various crops. Another new product is the Qord, a cord made from special synthetic material - a sustainable alternative to jute cord. More than 30 million plants worldwide Qlipr…

Paul Talalay

Scientist who found an aid to preventing cancer in broccoli sprouts

In 1992 pharmacologist Paul Talalay claimed international attention after publishing research that proved a breakthrough in understanding how consuming cruciferous vegetables can reduce the risk of cancer. This discovery prompted a move towards finding ways to intervene before cancer takes hold –…

France: Biodegradable twine decreases contamination in trials

For the past year, ARaymond has been carrying out tests of a biodegradable range of products in collaboration with the Comité Départemental de Développement Maraîcher (CDDM). This collection of clips and twine has been developed by ARaymond’s in-house Research & Development team in addition to their…

Taiwan: Biodegradable agricultural film ready to hit the market

The Council of Agriculture (COA) entrusted Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) to hold the AGTECH Program R&D presentation and exchange activity on March 15 in Qiding community center, Miaoli County, showcasing the accomplishment of biodegradable agricultural film from Chiao Fu Material…

Good trend for Trocadero lettuce until mid-February

Positive start if the year for Trocadero lettuce: the market has performed well until 16th-17th February then, afterwards, the trend changed, especially for exports. The same happened with kohlrabi and radishes. The campaign is anyway ending for all three products. "The main cause is the weather: the…

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Fitó presents new Carbonero tomato

Bringing back the traditional flavor and quality of tomatoes has been one of the great demands of consumers for years; therefore, it has also been one of the greatest…

Asda presents ‘avocado on toast’ jelly sweets

According to some, Asda has created the perfect sweets for millennials: avocado on toast jellies. The sweets feature cola flavour toasts, lime flavoured avocado slices and jelly eggs, so you can recreate brunch any time. The 150-g bags cost 90p each and are available now. Although they aren’t quite as…

China: Mahogany leaves are the new avocado

In the US, avocado on toast has become a symbol of middle-class success. In China, young Chinese are discovering homegrown symbols of their own. At first, it was pricey imported cherries. Those who are financially successful enough to afford them were said to have achieved “cherry freedom.” But now it’s…

US: OHP adds Kalmor Fungicide/Bactericide to its biosolutions

OHP has added Kalmor Fungicide/Bactericide to its line of biosolutions for ornamental growers. Available through authorized OHP distributors, Kalmor is an OMRI-listed, copper hydroxide-based fungicide that is labelled for use on a range of vegetables and herbs grown in greenhouses, shadehouses, and…

US (NH): Students get a jump on summer, brew strawberry frappe IPA

University of New Hampshire brewing science students are getting a jump on the summer ice cream season by brewing a new strawberry frappe IPA using strawberries that are part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station’s organic strawberry breeding program and strawberry season extension research. The new…

"Datterino tomatoes increasingly demanded by the market"

The cultivation of the new Fenix datterino tomato is in full production and its varietal name Miele ("honey"), not by chance, recalls the sweetness and the excellent organoleptic characteristics that characterize this product. In the photo on the right: the shape of the bunch and the fruit makes this…


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