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"A small tomato with the skin of a grape tomato"

New cherry tomato with stripes cultivated

Cherry tomatoes are a staple in home gardens, farm fields and local food markets, but growing them can be a challenging undertaking. Now, a new variety from Cornell AgriTech provides improved yield and shelf-life while enhancing both visual and culinary appeal. A cross between heirloom tomato varieties,…

Anecoop presents this exotic novelty, which has high nutritional power and is a source of vitamin C

Green papaya from Spain, a variety that is consumed as a vegetable

Anecoop, a leading Spanish cooperative in the marketing of fruits and vegetables, presents a new product on the market, the green papaya. This product, which is mainly grown in areas with a subtropical Mediterranean climate such as Almeria and Murcia, is consumed like a vegetable. Its cultivation in…

Mercadona launches a new disinfectant for fruits and vegetables

The Mercadona supermarket chain continues to work to incorporate new products to meet its customers' current needs and consumer demand. The Valencian company has launched a…

Pollination and biocontrol in lit strawberry crops

In the case of strawberry cultivation under artificial lights, most growers choose to introduce biological pest control, just as they do in an unlit crop. "Growers who extend the cultivation or harvest in winter can also rely on our package of beneficial mites like Phytoseiulus-System,…

New product provides PAR light readings under any light source

Spectrum Technologies, Inc., expands their broad product offeringwith the release of the LightScout® Quantum PAR/DLI Light Meter. By using the Quantum PAR/DLI Light Meter,…

Success of CRISPR tomato may determine if gene-edited foods take root in Japan

A gene-edited tomato recently approved in Japan contains a large amount of gamma-aminobutyric acid, a type of amino acid, commonly known as GABA, which is a component that…

Biotalys submits First Protein-Based Biocontrol Registration Package to the EPA

Today, Biotalys NV, a food and crop protection company, announces that it has submitted its first protein-based biocontrol, Evoca™, to the Environmental Protection Agency…

boosting nutrient (and microbe) power with new supplement

"It is like adding a turbocharger to boost engine power"

"Constantly, we’re impressed at the effort successful growers are willing to exert on upgrades, applications, variable rates, machinery, input, etc. to try and increase yield or reduce cost. However, there’s not a product out there coming close to the ROI that SNX30 can give you with a lot less effort…

Flexible full line solution to accelerate crop breeding at a research facility

To accelerate breeding improvements of crops such as barley, the agricultural crop breeding company Nordic Seed recently opened its brand-new indoor research facility, which has a full line instalment from Senmatic. Nordic Seeds expects to speed its early stages of the crop breeding process from 3-4…

Cherry Tomato Gazpacho and Vegetable Cream

Cooperativa La Palma launches its V Premium Range line: Cherrymole®

Cooperativa La Palma always works with the aim of producing the best quality products. La Palma is a reference in cherry tomatoes, mini-vegetables, and specialty tomatoes in Europe. The richness of the land and the privileged Mediterranean and subtropical climate characteristic of the province of Granada…

Haifa company introduces a new range of plant supplements

Taking care of the whole growth system and strengthening the plant mechanically and physiologically: the new range of biostimulants by Haifa complements the Group's plant…

Felice Petrillo takes stock of the winter vegetable campaign

Black cabbage, the new entry at the growers' organization Aop Luce

The Italian growers' association Aop Luce is introducing a new vegetable this winter, cavolo nero, or black cabbage. "This reference, considered a superfood, is conquering more and more space on the national market. Previously it was limited to the region of Tuscany, which is home to a long culinary…

Ellen van Kester, Horticola Guadalfeo, Spain

"Two of our tomato varieties got Flavor of the Year awards"

The Spanish company Horticola Guadalfeo's Marazul tomato is a three-time winner. It's been certified by 'Sabor del año (Flavor of the Year) for three years running. This institute tests products. An 80-person consumer panel considers products' flavor, smell, texture, and general satisfaction. "This year,…

"The bylaw could be a win-win for everyone"

As Leamington’s recently enacted Greenhouse Light Abatement Bylaw comes into effect, the municipality is facing widespread criticism from the horticultural industry for seemingly pandering to the community while ignoring growers’ needs. The main point of contention is the bylaw’s requirement that ceiling…

Improving the quality and yields of leafy greens and herbs with nanobubbles

Revol Greens hydroponic greenhouse located in Medford, Minnesota, is committed to growing premium quality leafy greens all year-round. Efficiency and optimization of the…

Spain

Bonnysa's fresh grated tomato received the Flavor of the Year award for the second consecutive year

Consumers awarded Bonnysa's fresh grated tomato with the 2021 Flavor of the Year award; an award it also achieved last year. Bonnysa's fresh grated tomato was selected as the best flavor at a blind tasting with 80 consumers that highlighted the product's fresh and natural flavor. This award is very well…

Dutch grower showcases new strawberry variety

"Growers can "score points" this summer with strawberry F1 "Estavana""

Growers can "score points" this summer with the strawberry F1 "Estavana" ABZ Seeds' assortment for the Fresh Market was already expanded in December with strawberry F1 "Soraya" and now the new strawberry F1 "Estavana" is added. “This strong, everbearing variety has been specially developed for summer…

Northern lights phenomenon inspires biological seed cleaning

First dry-cleaning technology for seeds to launch at Agri-TechE event 19th January 2021 The world’s first ‘activated air’ seed sterilisation system, Aurora Z10, is to be launched by Loughborough University spinout Zayndu Ltd at the Agri-TechE event “Keeping it clean with agri-tech innovation” January…

Tomato receives seal of approval "Taste of the year"

Spanish consumer award for Sweet Palermo... again

For the second year in a row, Spanish consumers have awarded Sweet Palermo, the dulce Italiano of Rijk Zwaan, with the "Taste of the Year" seal of approval. After putting forward only the red variety of Sweet Palermo as a contender for the award in 2020, for 2021 Rijk Zwaan submitted the entire range:…

New solution on greenhouse climate control showcased

Nivola presents a new solution for climate control under 100% closed screens in existing and new greenhouses. The need for light shielding by growers is continuously increasing. Last Monday, Hortidaily posted: ‘’Passed on December 8th, 2020 by the municipality of Leamington, the “Greenhouse Light…

Why mulching films are important

Cultivation techniques that use mulching films are widespread all over the world due to their significant advantages for yields and quality. To better understand which are the characteristics that make crops managed with this techniques more efficient, FreshPlaza talked to Marco Cascone, CEO and R&D director of Agriplast, a…

Winner of 9th annual "Snack Contest" will go on sale in limited quantities

Japan: Snack brand Calbee sells vegetable cube snack

Snack brand Calbee from Japan is known for its wide range of potato chips, potato stick snacks like Jagabee and Jagarico, as well as their Kappa Ebisen shrimp crackers. Since 2011 it has held an annual original "Snack Contest", looking for ideas from children on different themes every year. In 2019, for…

Danish company launches new package solution

Bottom of fresh herbs bag becomes growing pot

Danish based growing company Grow Up FARM is launching a new product, named Eat-Grow-Repeat: small pea plants that grow in hemp in a bag. Refrigerated and bagged, the pea sprouts keep fresh for a week. "Rip off the upper section of the bag, and the bottom of the bag is now the pot," they explain. "Place…

Combating aging population

Fruit harvesting robot to be employed in Japan

A conglomeration of parties, including Japan's National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), has developed a prototype of a robot that automatically harvests…

First deployment of self-driving greenhouse tow-tractors

Cyberworks Robotics announces the initial sale of 18 autonomous (self-driving) tow-tractors to Fernlea greenhouse. This represents the first deployment of autonomous tractors in an industrial greenhouse anywhere in the world. The order represents the first batch of up to 90 autonomous tractors expected…

Liqueur, gin and low-gin from strawberries and raspberries

"Fill in your date of birth to gain access to the website." This is not a request you will get while looking up tasty strawberries and raspberries on the internet. You will get that question however, if those strawberries and raspberries are used in an alcoholic beverage. That is what the Genson Group…

"Mini cucumbers under the brand Cuckies from February"

"As Gilad, we are always looking at how we can expand and broaden our range. Last September we were able to do that with our own grower of mini cucumbers", says Frank Mosterd. "This product fits very well in the range we carry and we actually thought it could be given some extra attention." From February…

New salad features plant-based meat

FiveStar Gourmet Foods is partnering with Beyond Meat® to bring salad protein choices to consumers by introducing the Simply Fresh Taco Salad made with Beyond Meat. The 7.5-oz…

Clover introduces free agronomy service for their greenhouse farmers

The farmers of India are channeling into a growing consciousness of adopting scientific and clean farming techniques to grow superior quality of fruit and vegetables. The…

Climalux introduces new LED light system for horticulture

Several years ago, the horticultural sector has started to use LEDs as artificial light systems. However, developments were still needed in terms of efficiency. With a smart combination of new LEDs, steering and cooling technology, Climalux is making headway with the CLX V1000: an artificial lighting…

BCPC

BCPC online UK pesticide guide launches new features

BCPC’s Julian Westaway said, “Having access to the latest pesticide information is vital for all those involved in their use and application. The UK Pesticide Guide, in both its online and print version, is the one-stop database for all pesticide products approved in the UK, including the latest active…

Bochum biologists want to know why green peppers do not fully ripen

What makes peppers blush?

Bright red, tasty and healthy, that’s how we know and love bell peppers. In a first, the team headed by Professor Sacha Baginsky from the Chair for Plant Biochemistry at Ruhr University (RUB) has deciphered in detail, at the protein level, what makes them turn red as they ripen. At the heart of the project are the so-called…

"floraPell stands for a good quality nitrogen supply"

Sheep's wool pellets and their practical use for organic gardening

Together with his partners, Richard Specht runs the Piluweri nursery in Müllheim-Hügelheim. A total of around 60 different types of vegetables are being grown there. The nursery is a pure organic entity; it produces vegetables according to Demeter guidelines. In cultivation, the growers rely on organic…

The Vege-Polisher™ improves appearance of fresh vegetables

More than 850 of Wyma’s Vege-Polisher™ have been sold since the mid 1990s, into 40+ countries. Rotary brush technology was invented by Wyma in the 1990s. "We use our years of…

"Cold Water Peeling" labels from Contact save on energy and cleaning agents

"Washable labels make reusable systems even more sustainable"

In the fruit and vegetable trade, but also in many other areas of the food trade, reusable systems are indispensable. Anyone who uses them knows what problem they bring: there are labels on the containers that did not -or not completely- come off after cleaning. If such containers are then relabeled,…

Moleaer

Moleaer launches IoT solutions for improving water

Moleaer, in collaboration with AMI Global, an industrial IoT technology provider, is launching new real-time water quality and equipment remote monitoring services. These new offerings will be available on all of Moleaer’s nanobubble systems, starting first with its second-generation Clear nanobubble…

CalOx FT

Advanced liquid nutritional and crop enhancement product launched

BioSafe Systems is launching a new product, CalOx FT, an advanced liquid nutritional and crop enhancement product for a wide range of agricultural and horticultural crops. The…

Tomato could get genetic reboot from wild ancestor

Thousands of years ago, people in the region now known as South America began domesticating Solanum pimpinellifolium, a weedy plant with small, intensely flavored fruit. Over time, the plant evolved into S. lycopersicum – the modern cultivated tomato. Although today’s tomatoes are larger and easier to…

BASF introduces ToBRFV intermediate resistant tomato variety in Mexico

For the new season in Mexico, BASF are introducing their first tomato variety with intermediate resistance against Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV). The new hybrid is a cherry plum tomato variety and combines intermediate resistance with strong agronomic and market performance. “The new variety has…

New packaged greenhouse grown hydroponic lettuce line to release in January

Pete’s is gearing up to release a new product line in January: Greenhouse Fresh packaged, hydroponically grown lettuce. “Pete’s has been growing in greenhouses for over 50 years and has been growing hydroponic lettuce specifically for over 25 years. However, it’s always been brought to shelves as…

PYLOT takes another step forward

Track consumption of gas, water and electricity in your greenhouses

With the functionality “Resources”, PYLOT has got another new feature. Growers using the platform can now easily record and analyse their consumption of gas, water and electricity. This information enables growers to further optimise their operational and cultivation strategy. Consumption data of various…

AU: Launch of gourmet herb brand paying off

In 2018, a Victorian growing operation launched its own herb brand that now consists of 20 different varieties. Based in Heatherton in Melbourne’s south-east, Butler Market Gardens is experiencing high demand for its gourmet herbs. General Manager – Sales and Marketing Andrew Smith reports on the factors…

GE Current expands horticulture distribution network to support indoor growers across Eurasia

GE Current, a Daintree company, has signed three new distribution partnership agreements with Agro Top Garden, Helle-Tech Oy and Vitro HTS to make its full Lucalox HPS and Arize LED portfolio available to more greenhouse growers across Europe and Asia. The deals inked will provide growers focusing on…

Zip Top

New way to keep vegetables fresh

Zip Top launches products in Australia

A game-changing range of storage containers that can be zipped up has launched its products in Australia. Zip Top was created after founder Rebecca Finnell discovered a lack of variety in the storage container market. The company’s 'Zip Top' containers have been designed with a flat base to stand up when…

Bulltec machine installed in Sicily

Innovation for bell pepper grading

Bell peppers can now be graded automatically and precisely thanks to Bulltec. Master Fruit from Licata (Agrigento) chose this technology for a number of reasons. "Master Fruit focuses on innovation and needed a customized line for the electronic grading of bell peppers. The system is made up of different…

Possible Listeria contamination

Hy-Vee stores recall vegetable mixes

Hy-Vee is recalling two of its vegetable mix products at all of its facilities. The following products are being recalled: Hy-Vee Short Cuts Pot Roast Mix – UPC Code 0272083305352 Hy-Vee Short Cuts Grill/Oven Ready Veggie Mix – UPC Code 0272104105992 The grocery store said there may be an organism called Listeria monocytogenes on the food.…

Birgit Reitz Hofmann

McDonald's will introduce plant-based burgers and fast food

McDonald's has announced it will introduce a line of plant-based meat alternatives called "McPlant" in 2021. The company has stated it would offer plant-based burgers, chicken…

Dole Fresh Vegetables announces limited recall of organic romaine hearts

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a limited number of cases of organic romaine hearts. The products being recalled are Dole™ Organic Romaine Hearts 3pk (UPC 0-71430-90061-1), combined English/French packaging, with Harvested-On dates of 10-23-20 and 10-26-20, and Wild Harvest Organic…

Phormium marks one year of PhormiTex Crystal screens

"Crystal clear"

It has been a year since Phormium launched its newest energy screen, called PhormiTex Crystal. Since last September, the production hasn’t stopped, and the new knitting machine fulfilled all its promises. In one year, a couple of hundreds of hectares of PhormiTex Crystal were sold and installed. The screen has been utilised in…

Little Leaf Farms’ fresh, crispy baby greens now delivered to homes through Amazon Fresh

Little Leaf Farms is now offering home delivery in the greater Boston and New York City area through Amazon Fresh. COVID-19 has increased demand for grocery deliveries, and customers can now enjoy locally harvested and sustainable lettuce without ever leaving the comfort of their homes. The partnership…

Ridder introduces RLD 15 FR O light-diffusing summer screen

The launch of the new RLD 15 FR O light-diffusing summer screen fabric means another addition to Ridder’s fast-growing portfolio of screen fabrics. RLD 15 FR O screen fabric is light-diffusing and has been specifically developed to protect crops against excessively bright light on sunny days. Ridder has…

Dreamstime: Dragan Andrii

Is cloud-based data storage right for your grow?

Regardless of what business you're in, storing data can be costly and confusing. Cloud-based data storage solutions are increasingly in demand worldwide, especially for businesses utilizing automation that requires data collection and analysis, like agriculture. Let's dig into your cloud storage basics…

Rutgers University

US (NJ): Rutgers University's hot pepper sauce makes its debut

The Exotic Pepper Project team of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station (NJAES) and School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) announced the release of a new hot sauce made from Rutgers-grown hot peppers. “Scarlet Hot Sauce” was made available to Rutgers Dining Services on…

Vegetable brands are missing out on Gen Z consumers

Across markets, Gen Z consumers are not eating their veggies. Despite higher interest in plant-based eating, these consumers are less likely than their older counterparts to…

Little Leaf Farms

Little Leaf Farms’ fresh baby greens now delivered through Amazon Fresh

Little Leaf Farms, the largest seller of greenhouse-grown lettuce in the U.S., is now offering home delivery in the greater Boston and New York City area through Amazon Fresh. COVID-19 has increased demand for grocery deliveries, and customers can now enjoy locally harvested and sustainable lettuce…

Two Dutch traders reunite at HMP Distribution

From fruit to hemp

Twenty years ago, Kees Valstar started FruitWorld in the Netherlands. He wanted to sell soft fruit, which was a new thing at the time. Back then, Kess hired Piet Meerkerk as a salesman. Twenty years later, these traders' paths have crossed again. Kees has been selling hemp products for several years now. And from 1 January…

NPEC

Two new gantries installed in NPEC greenhouse

On November 4-5, our partner SMO has delivered and installed two gantries in the NPEC greenhouse. These gantries have a length of 11 meters and span the total surface of two compartments in the greenhouse. The gantries will each be equipped with 2 Phenospecs PlantEye scanners allowing multispectral…

Ontario supporting agricultural and horticultural societies during COVID-19

The Ontario government is investing $5 million to help offset revenue losses for eligible agricultural and horticultural societies impacted by the necessary cancellation of…

Spain

Eroski develops a new range of organic fruits and vegetables under its own brand

Eroski has taken another step in its commitment to organic products by launching a new range of fresh organic products under its own brand. The new range is made up of 19…

Aponix upgrades 3D-NFT vertical barrels components to ‘Version 3'

The Aponix vertical barrel system is an alternative vertical NFT solution from Germany that can be used instead of rack systems to use vertical space more efficiently in hydroponic setups and at the same time use natural sunlight better. The system aims to maximize the number of possible grow spaces per…

Holiday herb mixes now available

With the start of the holiday season and Thanksgiving fast approaching, Jacobs Farm del Cabo’s holiday herb program is in full swing. In preparation, the company is now shipping its organic Poultry and Holiday Herb Mixes and their full line of fresh, organic, culinary herb packs. Jacobs Farm del Cabo’s organic herb mixes provide…

"Moroccan growers are increasingly able to meet the wishes of traders and consumers in Europe"

The new Dutch snack tomato import season began recently. The first batches were already on the market in September. These were brought in by, among others, DOOR/Prominent. The Dutch/import product overlap is going well. This season, this Dutch tomato growers’ cooperative is once again working with…

Retilplast

Three types of coverings for fruit and vegetables

The vast catalog of Retilplast, a company specialized in the production, transformation and marketing of nets, sheets and tarpaulins, includes fruit and vegetable covers that generate different types of light, such as diffused, jagged diffused and more diffuse diffused direct light. "The needs of the market…

New venture Fountain Fresh Espana - broccoli

"We have shipped 1000 more pallets of Spanish salads than last year"

The Spanish salad imports started considerably earlier this year, according to Jack Hanson from Fountain Fresh. this is because back in March people cancelled orders with Dutch suppliers because there was so much uncertainty, so when it came to September and October people who would normally have been…

Netafim

Netafim India launches FlexNet to make irrigation simplified

Irrigation solutions provider Netafim India announced the launch of launched FlexNet - mainline and sub-mainline piping - for above and below-ground drip irrigation systems. The multi-faceted piping solution can be used for any type of rabi, kharif, vegetables, cucurbits, or other crops verities that…

Agribio®

High-performance and practical biodegradable mulching films

There is increasing attention towards the issue of environmental sustainability linked to agriculture and the preservation of natural resources such as soil, water and air has become of the utmost importance. This is why Agriplast, a company that has always aimed at mitigating the impact of agriculture on…


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