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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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Meets the demands of consumers and gourmet segment

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…

Canadian greenhouse grower expands organics acreage & launches Craft House collection

On the heels of the launch of their new Georgia greenhouse project, Pure Flavor is expanding their family of Canadian organic greenhouse growers to meet the increasing demand for a greater selection of Foodland Ontario vegetables. With the 94th Annual Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA)…

Greenhouse butter beans: a typical Belgium product

The first Belgian butter beans from BelOrta are available now. The grower of the year's first greenhouse butter bean is Paul Hermans. They were purchased by Vroegop A.G.F. Greenhouse butter beans The first greenhouse butter beans are available again at BelOrta. The acreage of ​​butter beans in Belgium is…

Mexico: Zacatecas seeks designation of origin for its Guajillo chili

The state government announced that it will seek the denomination of origin of the Guajillo chili to give added value to the chili from Zacatecas. Alejandro Tello Cristerna,…

More antioxidants from chopped & uncooked spinach

As we know, spinach is one of the best sources for the antioxidant lutein, which may promote eye health and reduce the risk of macular degeneration. A new study in the March…

Blended Burger Project is back

Chefs, sharpen your knives, the James Beard Foundation have announced restaurants can now begin registering for the 5th Annual Blended Burger Project™ competition, which challenges chefs to make burgers better by blending at least 25 percent finely chopped fresh mushrooms with meat. In addition, the initiative will expand to…

Lighting supplier launches advanced LED for horticulture applications

MaxLite, a manufacturer and marketer of energy-efficient lighting solutions since 1993, announces the PhotonMax Spot Light as the first in a range of high-performance LED grow lights designed to optimize crop production in greenhouses and other controlled horticulture applications. Through innovative…

French growers get acquainted with new cucumber Davida

Davida is the new De Ruiter cucumber variety. With its wide range of resistances, including intermediate resistance to CGMMV and CMV and high resistance to powdery mildew, its high yield potential and good fruit quality, Davida is a reliable and enduring variety, ideal for a second crop in "umbrella" or…

reducing delivery times for customers in the US and Canada

Horti LED production line added to Signify factory in Camargo

Signify will significantly reduce delivery times for Philips GreenPower LED customers in North America as it adds a horti LED production line at its existing luminaire factory in Camargo, Mexico for the LEDs that so far were only manufactured in Sucha Beskidzka, Poland. The move helps the company to…

Koppert Cress introduces Melissa Cress

Koppert Cress has launched Melissa Cress. Melissa Cress is an aromatic mix of mint flavors. When bruised, it has a subtle citrus scent, reminiscent of citrus zest. It can be used in combination with sweet products. These are products such as crustaceans, molluscs, and white fish. You can also use it with…

Study from the Polytechnic University of Valencia

Organic peppers have more vitamin C and phenolic compounds than the conventional

Peppers grown organically contain more vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and higher levels of phenolic compounds, a natural antioxidant, than those cultivated conventionally. This has…

"Plastic with a positive impact on the environment"

The use of textile protective screens in agriculture entails advantages at least in terms of: increase in the yield of cultivated land by multiplying cycles per season and protecting from atmospheric agents reduction of pesticide use, with equal protection against the most aggressive insects for each…

Spain: Research on superfood development with discarded fruit and veg

A consortium led by Grupo Agroponiente, working in partnership with the universities of Granada and Seville, is researching how to develop improved fortified foods (from a nutritional point of view) that are also healthier, using fruit and vegetables that are usually discarded because of size standards.…

Lumileds boosts efficiency and cost effectiveness of Luxeon 2835E

Lumileds introduced a new version of the Luxeon 2835E 9V LED specifically optimized for the typical drive current of retrofit lamps and downlights, 100 mA. Lamp designers will…

These are the most popular tomatoes in Spain

The tomato is one of the most consumed and appreciated vegetables in the whole world. According to the Plant Introduction Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA),…

Tufts University - US

"Tomatoes may help reduce risk of liver cancer "

A recent study, published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, states that eating tomatoes could be associated with a decreased risk of liver cancer caused by high-fat…

Swedish retailer ICA turns fruit and vegetable waste into plant feed

As a trial, a branch of ICA Maxi in Stockholm is selling environmentally friendly plant feed made from fruit and vegetable waste. Earlier, the organic waste was destined for the production of biogas. Now, the unsold fruit and vegetables are fermented in cooperation with ETC Näring, and sold as plant…

new Nanobubble generator used at Revol Greens

"Managing Pythium in water while promoting plant growth"

Moleaer expands its innovative product line with the new Bloom nanobubble generator. The patent-pending Bloom, designed specifically for horticulture, unlocks the full potential of oxygen to improve crop production. The Bloom produces trillions of charged nanobubbles, ~80nm in size, dissolving oxygen…

Expanded acreage for sweet mini pepper variety

Due to the positive consumer reception of its DulceFina peppers, Bailey Farms, a shipper of specialty peppers in the United States, announced expanded acreage for its sweet pepper line. The company describes the new DulceFina - which was rolled out in 2018 - as brightly colored, sweet-tasting, crispy and…

ARaymond’s Easy Clip 23mm

"An optimised solution for greenhouse crop production"

A fastening solution for tomato and pepper crop production, ARaymond’s 23 mm greenhouse clip is a member of the innovative Easy Family. Featuring ARaymond’s signature optimised design and sturdy clipping mechanism, this versatile clip has proven to be very successful with growers and producers since its…

Svegro brings Greek basil to Sweden

Swedish grower Svegro is expanding its product range this year with Greek basil. The basil will be available in March in a number of stores. The flavor is a little milder than…

US: Hot peppers provide ‘taste of home’ to New Jersey’s immigrants

In 1976, Albert Ayeni moved to the United States to pursue his PhD in agronomy at Cornell. Yet something was missing from his new country’s cuisine. In his native Nigeria, spice was so ubiquitous that “If you had not eaten food with pepper in it, you really hadn’t eaten.” In a country where spice isn’t…

A productive and attractive-looking vegetable

Leonardo zucchini adapting to greenhouse cultivation

Nearly 350 agricultural producers, technicians and cooperative members of the Campo de Cartagena attended the Zucchini Conferences of Semillas Fitó, where the quality and the huge potential of the new Leonardo zucchini have been demonstrated. The conferences were held in mid-January in a greenhouse in…

Hot Pepper King pepper nursery

DIY Sambal pack introduced

Fruit Logistica was recently held in Berlin, Germany. Here, Hot Pepper King presented a new DIY Sambal pack. They are one of the Dutch association, Van Nature's, growers. Hot Pepper King or HPK is a pepper nursery, based in Pijnacker-Nootdorp, the Netherlands. HPK specializes in cultivating a wide range of hot peppers. These…

King's College London

‘Blueberries can help lower blood pressure’

A new study published in the Journal of Gerontology Series A has found that eating 200 gr of blueberries every day for a month can lead to an improvement in blood vessel…

Isabel Lauwers, Vegobel

“We are responding to the convenience trend with our trio of herbs”

“The herb market is still experiencing an upswing. Cooking with fresh herbs has reached new heights of popularity. Using fresh herbs in beverages such as tea and fruit water is also becoming incredibly popular," says Isabel Lauwers of Vegobel. This herb company is based in the Belgian town of Duffel.…

UK: Sodium free and enhanced solubility formulation

Solufeed TEC (Trace Element Compound) was developed many years ago to provide growers with an effective, convenient and one-stop source of all six micronutrients. The product…

Israel: Futuristic snack reminiscent of space age

Strauss Group Inc. is an Israeli food and beverage manufacturer. It is currently testing a futuristic new snack that is made with the same technology used by NASA to develop food for astronauts. The new snack is a nutritional cube made from freeze-dried and pressed vegetables, fruits, and grains. It…

Tomato stalks as a building material

Acoustic panels in meeting unit thanks to greenhouse horticulture waste streams

SIGN, a Dutch Foundation for Innovation in Greenhouse Horticulture, has started a project with Gispen to use waste streams from greenhouse horticulture as circular building material. Gispen is active in the field of office design and has, among other things, a framework contract with the national…

Blended mushroom product on show at Southern Exposure

Monterey Mushrooms will showcase its product line called Let's Blend, which is finely diced mushrooms ready to blend with ground meat, at the Southeast Produce Council’s 2019 Southern Exposure, March 7-9 in Orlando. Let’s Blend is available in an 8-ounce package for retail customers in three pre-seasoned…

"Root Barrier reduces plant root sticking to the tray"

Modiform introduces an innovative protection for plant roots. By applying a protective layer to the tray, root sticking is reduced. As a result, automated transplanting of…

Doctors recommend cucumber consumption

People who pay attention to their health are familiar with this product found in salads and sushis as well as in cosmetic preparations. Cucumbers have a pleasant taste and…

Spain: New lettuces to bring more flavour, easier harvesting

At the BASF experimental station in the Murcian town of La Palma, Nunhems, BASF's horticultural seed brand, is presenting new lettuce varieties during the field demonstration days. As a novelty for growing table, Magistral is presented for harvesting from the end of February to the beginning of April.…

Grodan launches software platform e-Gro

"Data driven decision making in the greenhouse becomes reality"

Today Grodan, part of the Rockwool Group, launches the open software platform e-Gro. This digital innovation gives greenhouse growers smarter insights into the greenhouse, allowing an even more efficient cultivation. E-Gro is officially launched during the HortiContact 2019 trade show. Better overview,…

Advancements in LED lighting increase photon output and efficiency for growers

Illumitex announced the new Illumitex HarvestEdge Extra Output (XO) LED Horticultural Fixture. This LED fixture streamlines the design of new construction and/or the…

This durian is so rare that it sells for RM4,000 in Indonesia

Malaysians really love their durians. However, even for locals, durians like the Musang King can be quite expensive, priced as it is at around RM50 per kilogram (€10.67). But if you think durians are expensive in Malaysia, then hold on to your seat: This durian in Indonesia costs more than RM4,000…

US: Florida hydroponics grower brings produce to Lucky’s Markets

Orlando-based Eco Convergence Group (ECG) is bringing three of its HyTaste lettuce varieties to consumers of all 18 Lucky’s Markets in Florida over the next six weeks. The produce is currently available in two Orlando stores. It will be available at an additional five stores in Orlando, Sarasota and…

Including Alzheimer's Disease

Black carrots could reduce risk of Neurological Diseases

New research suggests that eating black carrots on a regular basis could have positive benefits in reducing the risk of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Some components of black carrots -including its anti-inflammatory properties and anthocyanin- can play an important role in treating these…

North American producer sees higher demand for ready-to-eat beets

Beets are in season in North America, with a good supply of product available at the moment. Producers say that the winter months also tend to see a spike in demand for the red colored root vegetable, as consumers look for healthier meal options. "In 2019, the demand in the market for more healthy and…

DRCE1275, De Ruiter Seeds

New name for summer cucumber: Gotja

After having tested the variety DRCE 1275 extensively at various locations, De Ruiter is now selling the variety in the Netherlands and Belgium for summer cultivation under the name Gotja. This moment was celebrated with Robert van Rijckevorsel in Breda, who tested the highly productive variety with…

UK: Strawberry ‘Malling Centenary’ reaches annual sales of 60,000,000 plants

‘Malling Centenary’, a strawberry variety from the East Malling Breeding Club, based at NIAB EMR in the UK, has exceeded annual sales of 60 million plants. First introduced to the market in 2013, ‘Malling Centenary’ is in demand from growers and the major international retailers owing to its very high…

Robert Jan de Goey, Megaphoton

"Built-in reflector in grow light provides up to 15% more light"

Reflectors are used to direct the grow light into the crop. Each type of reflector has the right hardness (which benefits the lifespan) and reflects at the maximum (which benefits the production). The material of all reflectors is high quality, but nevertheless there is always loss of efficiency.…

Harris Moran-8849 chosen to be 2019 ‘rodeo tomato’

The high-yielding Harris Moran-8849 tomato has been selected as the official “rodeo tomato” for the 2019 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, which runs from February 7 to 24. “Each year, a new tomato variety is selected by Texas A&M AgriLife to be the official tomato of the event,” said David…

Western Canada: Fresh Attitude Prewashed Baby Lettuces and Salad Kits now available

Canadian, family-owned company Vegpro International is introducing their most popular products to Western Canada. Fresh Attitude prewashed baby lettuces and salad kits have officially made their debut in the produce sections of Western Canada's grocery stores, and can be found in major retailers such as…

The 13 healthiest root vegetables

Root vegetables are not just delicious; they are part of a healthy diet. Defined as an edible plant that grows underground, potatoes, carrots and onions are a few common examples that most are familiar with. However, there are many other types—each with a distinct set of nutrients and health benefits.…

US (TX): High-yielding Harris Moran-8849 chosen 2019 ‘rodeo tomato’

The high-yielding Harris Moran-8849 tomato has been selected as the official “rodeo tomato” for the 2019 San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, which runs from Feb. 7-24. The Harris Moran-8849 is a high-yielding plant with extra-large deep red fruit. The Harris Moran-8849 and Texas Superstar plants will…

Syngenta Flowers launches Vegetalis

Breeder develops consumer line of veg and herbs seeds

Syngenta Flowers announces the launch of its new ‘Vegetalis’ range of vegetable and organic herbs seeds. The Vegetalis range includes only high-performing, tested varieties. Each variety has been bred over many years with the consumer in mind. So whether a passionate, experienced grower or a beginner,…

Innovation in new 4.7 liter soft fruit pot

For the attentive reader it was already on display at the Strawberry Day , but among the various ornamental pots that Van Krimpen took along to the IPM Essen, it showed up again: the new 4.7 liter pot for soft fruit. Joost Thijssen of the producer of plastic products: "The first production will start at…

Aubergine: Sicilian produce price goes slightly down

As it is widely known, Sicilian fruit and vegetable production has been highly affected by the frost waves which slowed down the aubergines' ripening, in the most meaningful Sicilian areas. Astuto company's round aubergines Indeed, prices are relatively high because of the shortage. Giovanni Astuto is a…

Texas Superstar Festival Strawberry available for Valentine’s Day

Strawberry plants are an edible gardening gift that keeps on giving well beyond Valentine’s Day, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulture specialist, San Antonio, said the new Texas Superstar selection – Festival Strawberry –…

The Giovanni Pasquariello's observations

Italy: Winter produce enough only for loyal customers

Giovanni Pasquariello is the owner of the Azienda Agricola Pasquariello Giovanni. He said to FreshPlaza, "For the current campaign, we expanded by 20% the acreage devoted to winter crops spread over a slightly longer period, from the end of September to mid-March. The harvesting times are going well.…


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