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Seminis presents new type of broccoli

Skytree is the newest introduction in broccoli from Seminis. Skytree is part of the "Easy Floret" series. The broccoli from this series is easier to harvest mechanically due to the reduced number of leaves around the stem. Skytree is also easy to process into florets. This results in a product which is…

New micro snacking line debuts just in time for 'Back to School'

Sunset® is helping kids gear up for the year with its new line of lunchbox-worthy snacking vegetables: Sprinkles™ Tiny Mighty Tomatoes™ and Qukes™ Tiny Mighty Cucumbers™. With…

Ensuring transparency and predictability along the value chain

Metro is testing alternatives to expiration date

The FreshIndex, which is supported by the SME-NetC measure, is intended to help solve one of the key challenges of our time: premature disposing of edible food. According to…

VGE International, together with Trintech, supplies a UV water disinfection unit to VG Berry

"Being able to disinfect various types of (drain) water gives grower flexibility"

Strawberry growers regularly grow both in the greenhouse, on racks and in the open field. This results in different types of drain water. To be able to properly disinfect all that water, a flexible UV water disinfection unit is more than welcome, also in light of all, ever stricter rules. "The VGE…

New substrates offer results without the need for specialized equipment

The HydraFiber family of advanced substrate products is expanding with two new products, HydraFiber Hybrid and HydraFiber EZ Blend, providing a broader range of solutions for growers and soil blenders of any size, anywhere in the world, without the need for specialized processing equipment. HydraFiber…

Research and knowledge at the service of taste and aesthetics

Spain: Edible flowers are a booming market

Edible flowers, until now a niche specialized market, are booming in Spain. "We have a few companies in Spain. Each of them has its own specificity and, although we are natural competitors, we are not rivals: there is a real need for corporatism to represent our interests in such an innovative sector. We…

New mini cucumber line launched

Canadian-based greenhouse grower NatureFresh™ Farms has launched a new line of mini cucumbers. The company says the 'Unveiled Mini Cucumber' offers extra crunch. They have a pale complexion and are considered mid-sized beauties, making them good for snacks or appetizers. NatureFresh™ Farms said that by trialing unique varieties…

Keeping Crunchy Caesar Salads extra fresh

Nowadays, every fast-food chain and company canteen has a choice of salads on the menu, often with tempting names such as Veggie Delight, Thai Chicken Salad or Crunchy Caesar Salad. One indispensable ingredient is cos lettuce or iceberg lettuce. A unique innovation that ensures fresh-cut lettuce stays…

Baby cauliflower hits the market

At first look, Rick Harris thought the vegetable looked a little…goofy. “A friend of mine works at a seed company and he told me about a different type of cauliflower,” says Harris at Mann Packing Co. in Salinas, Ca. “It was this goofy-looking thing with green stems and a blonde head. It wasn’t your conventional white-stemmed…

NatureSweet:

"New golden snacking tomato has highest Brix in our line-up"

NatureSweet® has officially launched its newest addition, Comets™. "A sweet golden snacking tomato that’s out of this world sweet", they describe it. "Comets™ are tested for…

New salad line relaunched in time for Organic Produce Summit

Misionero, a grower of organic leafy greens, has announced the relaunch of Salade du Soleil, a salad brand Misionero created over 20 years ago. The line will include three brand new salad blends: Originale, Verte and Rouge. Misionero noted that in years past, most spring salad mixes were thought to be…

Innovation and technology take centre stage on day two of PCA Conference

The Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) Conference 2019 held its final day of plenary sessions on the Gold Coast, with a focus on technology, biosecurity, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Labour and plant nutrition. Among the sessions, delegates learnt about the lessons learnt by the strawberry industry…

Mexican researchers develop the spiciest chili

A group of researchers from the Yucatan Scientific Research Center (CICY) has developed the spiciest habanero pepper yet. The recently patented variety, which was called Kisin…

Republic of Georgia:

Herbia to introduce 10 new products in 2019

Herbia, a grower, packer, and shipper of culinary herbs and vegetables with no chemical fertilisers or insecticides, is planning to increase its assortment and introduce new agricultural products such as asparagus. It will also start the production of vegetable sauces; as well as organizing agro and wine…

Frigga launches super-low-cost "temperature + light sensor" real-time monitor

The Frigga team released the Z9/Y9 real-time asset management monitoring solution last month, and now they are mounting a large-scale global promotion and marketing stage. The…

"IoT technology is becoming more important in the fruit and veg sector"

In the fruit and vegetable industry, control of temperature is an important factor. Elitech is an American company focused on the real-time temperature monitoring in the food, medicine and fresh products industry. They see that: "The Internet of Things" (IoT) technology has become a recognized future…

At Viti-Culture and Fruit Focus events

New bi-coloured harvest crates on show in UK this July

At both the Viti-Culture and Fruit Focus events, taking place next month, Goplasticpallets.com will be exhibiting its new reusable bi-coloured harvest crates along with a…

Superior Taste Award for Tribelli

Bell pepper wins taste award

Tribelli has been awarded with the Superior Taste Award, celebrated by the International Taste Institute in Brussels. The International Taste Institute, formerly ITQi, is an independent organization formed by top chefs and sommeliers with Michelin stars. The institute is dedicated to certifying the superior taste of food and…

Ralph Barkmeijer: “Combination of fresh fruit and vegetables, without addition of dairy, means these ice creams are unique”

Vegetable ice creams conquer Dutch retail

Because temperatures are expected to surpass 30 degrees Celsius this week, the ice cream sales will once again take flight in the coming days. Various retailers provide the option of buying a healthy ice cream, made from fruit and vegetables. So far, strawberries, beetroot, fennel, mango, orange, carrot,…

Guizhou province - China

Chinese baker creates buns that look like real fruit

A baker from southern China is going viral on Chinese social media for her incredibly realistic, fruit-like steamed buns that are blowing the minds of people online. Chen Yuping, works at Xinyi Handmade Bakery in Guizhou province, and she is making a buzz online. She creates steamed buns that look like…

"Growing blueberries in pots guarantees a significant increase in yield"

Nuova Pasquini e Bini S.p.a. is an Italian company that makes products for plant nurseries and home gardening, with more than 50 years of experience in the plastic molding sector. The company has invested heavily in research, in molds planning and design starting from the customer’s needs, to optimize…

Indonesia's Cabya - The Javanese long pepper

In any Indonesian kitchen, chili pepper is a staple ingredient. However, this plant really isn’t native to Indonesia at all. The Javanese long pepper ( Piper retrofractum Vahl ), locally known as cabya. The standard chili peppers we know and love today are members of the plant genus Capsicum. Common…

Smart Packaging Solutions:

“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…


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