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OMRI seal usage update

OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute), reviewer of input products for organic use, announced today that the familiar OMRI Listed seal will now represent all OMRI Listed products, eliminating…

"By placing the critical components of the electronic ballast at the top of the housing, the cooling is significantly improved”

Improved HPS-fixture introduced by DLI

Following the introduction of the LED TopLight fixture, now Dutch Lighting Innovations introduces the improved DLI HORTI fixture. A major focal point was the cooling of the critical components on the electronic ballast. With the in-house development of this fixture, DLI says it sets 'a new standard' in…

Dogal

Shading your greenhouse from harmful sun-rays

Turkey is the world’s 7th largest agricultural producer, which led Dogal A.S. to establish strong roots in this sector as a plant protection product formulator/manufacturer in Turkey. The area of cultivated land is about 24 million hectares in Turkey. The country is ranked 5th for greenhouse agriculture,…

Nancy Pickersgill of Sunset Produce:

“Flavor has become an even more important factor for consumers during the pandemic”

While the United Fresh Live trade show floor will remain open throughout the summer, the main events wrapped up last week. Even though the show was converted into a virtual format, the exhibitor line-up featured many returning companies who are present every year. One of these companies is SUNSET®, and…

Dutch grower paving the way with a mix of three colored pointed peppers

After years of searching for three uniform sweet pointed pepper varieties to put in their three-color mix, grower Thimo van Marrewijk of nursery Het Westland has finally found the right combination this year. So now, it’s time to really start rolling out the mix that could already be found on the shelves…

Conviron Genesis:

New line of plant growth chambers

Conviron announced the launch of its new line of plant growth chambers – Conviron Genesis. Consisting of three models, the GEN1000, GEN2000 and the GEN1000-GE, this new line of plant growth chambers enables users to grow a wide variety of plants in an economical and space efficient platform. By opting for…

New Beekenkamp mother plant trough

"Growers asked us about the possibility of adjusting the standard dimension of the mother plant trough (320-360 mm). In close consultation we identified the requirements and the possible solution options," says the team with Beekenkamp Verpakkingen. As a result, the height of the trough was adjusted (150…

Dutch grower's premium snack tomatoes now also available online

RedStar's Red Desire mini plum vine tomatoes are now also available online at Albert Heijn. It is a new step for the tomato cultivation and sales company in the 'difficult Dutch market', after the RedStar vine tomatoes appeared last year on the shelves under the retailer's AH brand. Photo: Red Desire, 'new'…

Pure Flavor® Craft House Collection

"Awaken the chef within during grilling season"

In the last three months, consumers everywhere have been forced to rethink their lives. Since they’re cooking at home more, people are looking for greater menu and recipe choices. “This is forcing people to get more creative in the kitchen. Consumers also want fresh fruit and vegetables to be included in…

Innovation is key for baby leaves

Maraldi Sementi is at the service of baby leaf producers with a range of green, blonde and red lettuces for different cultivation cycles. These new products are highly resistant to Bremia lactucae 16-36EU and summer varieties are tolerant to Fusarium. Simone Belletti, sales manager for Maraldi Sementi:…

Mandarin oranges fetch record price in Japan

Mandarin oranges in western Japan have fetched a record price of 100,000 yen (€830) in the fruit’s first auction of the season. An original variety of oranges grown in western…

Chennai, Tamil Nadu Times of India

Indian food designer rediscovers forgotten vegetables

Fresh out of a food designing course in Italy and an internship in the Netherlands, Akash Muralidaran went back home earlier this year to explore the underlying eating…

Fabio Formaggio

Bananas: Walmart's bestselling product

Vice.com did a report on Walmart, stating: “You may associate the world’s largest retailer with toys and tires and the occasional leather thong, but Walmart is also the…

Sweet Palermo Instagram

Yellow Sweet Palermo awarded highest possible rating by International Taste Institute

Earlier this month, Rijk Zwaan’s yellow Sweet Palermo pointed pepper received the highest possible rating of three stars in the International Taste Institute’s Superior Taste Award 2020, and the red Sweet Palermo was awarded a two-star rating. Sweet Palermo is the first sweet pointed pepper to receive…

Superhero tomatoes to save agriculture

Standing out on the market is difficult, but there are those who focus on a precise strategy to make themselves noticed. Bocca di Rosa  This is precisely how L'Orto Srl chose to operate. The Sicilian company focuses on the colors of its products and especially of its tomatoes - just think about Bocca di Rosa…

Jason Stitt

How spinach can boost hair growth

Spinach is one of the most popular green leafy vegetables. The vegetable contains essential vitamins and antioxidants like Vitamin A, B1, K, C, E. it also contains Omega-3…

Intensity update on Overhead lights

Netled introduces intensity updates for two models of the Overhead series: a completely new model Overhead 550W and an updated version of the Overhead 240W. The new model Overhead…

From buckets to IBCs

It was common practice for contractors to order a pallet full of buckets with screening products from Sudlac, but now Ruben Lensing notices increasingly more contractors are making a switch to IBCs. “That works well, both for the contractor and the factory. For example, an IBC with the Eclipse LD coating contains 1000 litres…

Pentalayer films for greenhouses

TEHMCO S.A. is a 40-year-old Chilean company specialized in the manufacture of plastic solutions, through its wide range of products, for the mining, health, agricultural and construction industries, among others. Having established a well-earned reputation of world-class service and developing state of the art products, Tehmco…

which go the extra mile to protect the environment

'Extra Special Tomatoes'launched during British Tomato Fortnight

In recognition of British Tomato Fortnight, Asda is introducing two new varieties of tomatoes to its customers, grown sustainably right here in Britain. When Asda customers buy a pack of Extra Special Mixed Tomatoes, they will be able to sample the delights of the two new varieties of cherry tomatoes,…

CHAP-solutions

Lockdown learning with Dr Emma Campbell and the IHCEA

CHAP’s Lockdown Learning adventures have seen another installment with the addition of not one but three videos from Dr Emma Campbell, Research Assistant at CHAP’s Innovation Hub for Controlled Environment Agriculture (IHCEA). Emma introduces the IHCEA vertical farm housed inside three connected shipping…

National salad month is celebrated with release of four new organic releases

Braga Fresh is celebrating National Salad Month in May with the release of four new Josie’s Organics value-added salads: Tropical Crunch Premium Salad Kit, a Caesar salad kit, a Classic Cole Slaw kit and a traditional Garden Salad blend. The organic Tropical Crunch Premium Salad Kit in a 6.25-ounce…

Eternalrefuge86

An alternate way of cutting watermelons

Some life hacks are pretty handy. How about this one, for cutting watermelons? Use dental floss! Shared on Reddit, a woman showed her technique, using the floss to effortlessly scoop out the watermelon flesh. Source: metro.co.uk

New variety of salad greens out now: Tuscan™ Tender Leaves

Church Brothers Farms is celebrating National Salad Month with the release of a new variety of salad greens called Tuscan™ Tender Leaves. Tuscan™ Tender Leaves are a blend of European style lettuces, including oaks and tangos and lolarossa; providing a salad mix that is pleasing to the eye as well as the…

Rootstock and arbuscular mycorrhiza effects on eggplant

The herbaceous grafting of fruiting vegetables is considered a toolbox for safeguarding yield stability under various distresses and for improving fruit quality. Inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) fungi seems also to be an efficient tool for increasing the assimilation, uptake and translocation…

US: Ready-to-eat salad bowls launched nationally

Dole Food Company is taking its line of ready-to-eat salad bowls national with the launch of Dole®  FreshTakes™ Salad Bowls in supermarkets throughout the West following a successful debut in the Eastern U.S. in 2019. To appeal to a spectrum of salad lovers, Dole is offering four flavor varieties with meat…

Spain

There is still time to enjoy Almeria's Raf tomatoes

Among the tomatoes grown in the Vega de Almería, there is a variety that has earned a great reputation thanks to its outstanding flavor: the Raf tomato. The Raf tomatoes are…

Grated and packed tomato awarded with Flavor of the Year 2020

Bonnysa's 100% fresh and natural grated tomato is one of the company's flagship products. It is made with tomatoes grown by Bonnysa in Spain and sales are increasing every month, as it makes consumption easier without any sacrifice on the taste and quality of home-made freshly grated tomatoes. All the work…

Joseph Talbourdet of Westmoreland Topline Farms:

“We see plenty of room for growth in the snacking mini cucumber segment”

Even though the pandemic has interrupted normal routines, snacking items continue to see good demand with retailers. Westmoreland Topline Farms launched their Huge Cruncher cucumbers in 2019, and have seen good demand for this snacking cucumber, as well as for their sanZano tomato. Mini snacking cucumbersJoseph…

New salad kits to feature flavors from around the world

Eat Smart, the plant-centered, chef-inspired, 100% clean, fresh salad kit company, and a Curation Foods brand, continues to show consumers that the foods they should eat can also be the foods they want to eat. Eat Smart’s two new salad kit lines make their debut in May in celebration of National Salad…

Pantone

570 pieces of Heinz 57 for the ketchup lovers

Quarantine starting to get to you?

This new 570-piece puzzle from Heinz is perfect for your tomato ketchup crazy friends or family members, especially if you want them to be quiet for a bit! All the pieces are the exact same colour, Heinz 57 Red.  This is what the puzzle looks like completed Heinz 57 Red is the colour of cooked, ripe Heinz-developed…

Remote Global Gap certification now available

GLOBALG.A.P. published a solution for remote inspections, audits, and assessments: GLOBALG.A.P. Remote. During an expedited consultation phase lasting until 5 May 2020,…

Stuck in a lockdown? Put emojis on your fruits and vegetables!

Brijesh Dhobi is beating boredom during lockdown by editing emojis on food items and creating ridiculous scenes. Head over the Instagram page of Ahmedabad-based photographer Brijesh Dhobi (@brijesh.dhobi) and you will see fruit and veg in a whole new way. Image: Brijesh Dhobi Unable to travel due to the…

Spain

Lobello de Caparrós tomato: cardiovascular health with the best Taste of the Year 2020

The Spanish Heart Foundation has accredited the cardiovascular health benefits of the Cherry Plum Lobello Caparrós Premium tomato, whose content of vitamins A, B1, B2, C and…

CPMA’s Virtual New Product Showcase

Mucci Farms launches Paper Top Seal, expands Organic Cucumbers and more

Product innovations always play a key role at CPMA’s annual convention. Although the organization can’t hold its annual event that was scheduled for this week, it does have a Virtual New Product Showcase. Companies who had initially planned on exhibiting were given the opportunity to submit their new…

Wilbur-Ellis begins semi-exclusive distribution of Vestaron's Spear-Lep

Wilbur-Ellis, in cooperation with Vestaron, announced a distribution agreement to semi-exclusively distribute Spear-Lep, a bioinsecticide manufactured by Vestaron. Spear-Lep is a peptide-based bioinsecticide that has the safety profile of a biological product, but with the efficacy and specificity of a…

Swedish startup receives funding for AI-run 'NeighbourFood' project

A newly established innovation cluster will develop the groundbreaking service-model for urban farming, AgTech startup SweGreen’s ‘Farming as a Service’, to contribute to a sustainable food supply chain. The 2MSEK-project called ‘NeighbourFood’ is granted by Vinnova as an initiative to support…

HortScience

Consumer acceptability of aquaponically grown basil

A new study systematically investigated the effects of warehouse and greenhouse aquaponic growing conditions on consumer acceptability of different basil cultivars. A total of 105 consumers rated their liking of three basil cultivars (Nufar, Genovese, and Eleonora), each grown in three conditions…

Avecon

Measuring the water silo level with the Tank Level Indicator

Sometimes the solution to a problem is cheaper and simpler than you think. Measuring the water level in a water silo seems simple, after all there are several solutions via electronic level measuring via cloud solutions or via the process computer.   However, if you want to see how far the silo is filled without high…


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