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Fruvenh project turns spotlight on market debut of Angello Solarelli snack peppers

Made in Italy pepper: "prince of Italian biodiversity"

Angello Solarelli is the first snack and seedless sweet pepper on the Italian market. Particularly tasty and delicate, it is suitable for fast, fresh consumption at different times of the day. Ready for salads, aperitifs, and cocktails, it is a healthy and good-looking product. Mini pepper Angello…

NIAB

UK: two new strawberry varieties launched

Two new strawberry varieties bred by the team at NIAB EMR have been officially launched. MallingTM Ace and MallingTM Vitality, expected to reinforce the UK’s reputation for soft fruit production, are the result of the strawberry breeding team, led by NIAB EMR’s Adam Whitehouse, and support of the East Malling Strawberry Breeding Club. Having recently…

New vegan salad dressings in US grocery stores

Gotham Greens, the pioneer of sustainable greenhouse-grown salad greens, herbs, dressings, dips and cooking sauces, is expanding its fresh foods line to include two new plant-based, dairy-free salad dressings: Vegan Ranch and Vegan Caesar. Crafted with premium ingredients including its own…

UK: Delisher tomato makes its debut in Tesco

The British tomato harvest is well underway. For Alan Pearson and the APS team, 2021 marks the inaugural year of growing Delisher – a delicious premium cherry plum tomato, perfectly ripened on the vine!   Alan Pearson, Group Production Director at APS: “It’s always exciting to grow a new variety for the first time and…

Space breeding: Beijing is growing "Rainbow Tomatoes" this year

This year, Nanzhai Zhuanghu Village, in Pinggu District, Beijing has introduced more than 20 new varieties of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc. on the basis of the previous bush Cherry (Prunus humilis) planting, among which "rainbow tomatoes" are the newest in the market. "It is the first time to plant…

Zucchini with flowers a niche, yet popular product

Zucchini with flowers from Cuneo are a niche product whose season, this year, will last between June 24th and August 15th. Demand is not bad and quotations are better than in other years. "In the summer, we destine two hectares to the production of zucchini with flowers, which produce around 15-20 tons. Commercialization…

Hatch Chile season has arrived

The Hatch Chile pepper season has started earlier than predicted this year thanks to Mother Nature. Frieda’s works with certified, authentic growers located in Hatch, New Mexico and received the first few shipments last week, with supply anticipated to pick up after the middle of July. The season is expected to continue through…

La Linea Verde

Slow but constant recovery for the fresh-cut range

The fresh-cut segment is recovering for La Linea Verde, but we are still not back to pre-pandemic levels. Valérie Hoff, the company's marketing and communications manager, reported that "over the past few months, consumption has increased - May 2021 recorded a 15% increased compared to May 2020 - but we…

Régis Le Saint, Le Vili:

Ancient radish: a niche market gaining in popularity

Everyone knows the radish from Nantes but few consumers are familiar with the Blue Meat, Green Meat and Red Meat varieties. For eight years now, the Le Vili company has been producing these colorful varieties in the French region of Brittany. “These products have the particularity of being bicolored and…

Crossing black tomato varieties to create chocolate tomato

Tomachoc is the consumer brand of Top Seeds International, the global vegetable seed company that specialises in the development, production and distribution of innovative, high-quality hybrid varieties. The Tomachoc range consists of five categories of tomatoes, all of which feature an attractive…

As India’s monsoon begins, growers can track crop impact

India’s critical monsoon season, now getting underway, affects different crops and regions across the country in various ways. Gro provides an array of resources and tools that allow users to track the monsoon’s impact on individual crops down to the district level.  The India Meteorological Department (IMD)…

Swiss biotech company simplifies pollen characterization in plant breeding and seed production

"Viable pollen is crucial for obtaining high yields"

The viability of pollen plays a crucial role in plant breeding and seed production. In plant breeding, the determination of pollen viability, pollen amount, and pollen shed dynamics are important parameters for phenotyping. In seed production, manual pollination is a costly and time-consuming factor, and…

Introducing "Plantlogic’s hi-grow system"

"New tabletop growing system requires much lower capital investment"

Plantlogic is focused on developing and producing containers and growing systems for substrate agriculture. "The benefits of tabletop strawberry production are well known – boosting yields using substrate techniques and reducing labor costs. However, the capital investment needed for the most common…

"Up to 8% more light in condensation conditions"

Growers can often realize huge benefits by making a few minor adjustments. Minor things that can have a major impact; details that people can easily overlook. For instance, the minuscule condensation droplets on your climate screens cause an 8% reduction in light. Svensson’s renewed H2no technology…

Bringing captured CO2 into the greenhouse with zeolites

"We store CO2 from the outside air to make plants grow faster"

“In short, we capture CO2 from the air outside and then release it inside the greenhouse. As our system includes the greenhouse to be a closed system, all the CO2 inside will increase plant growth. This new technology does not give any emissions to its surroundings while in use and the solution is 100%…

Improved resistance and electrical connection with new cable branche

Stolze's growing light installations are made entirely in-house. The switch panels are assembled custom-made and the strand cabling is made to measure. To create the lighting strands, the company uses their own System (SLS), for which they recently improved the branching of the strands in terms of…

New technology for proven whitefly & thrips control

The control of pests using BioControl Agents is good news for the environment due to the consequential reduction in the number of conventional pesticide sprays required and is practiced throughout the world with extremely successful results. Changes in pest pressure require adaptations of beneficials too…

Nano trace elements advantages: stronger plants and sustainable use

Hortus recently entered into an exclusive partnership with B+H Solutions GmbH for the sale and distribution of Nano trace elements. "Nano trace elements strengthen plants, making them stronger and more resilient, and rendering a better structure and produce a greater yield per square meter. Nano trace…

Tungsram to release Flexi-Grow toplight

"Our new, flexible toplight offers peace of mind to the grower"

The latest model of toplight developed by Hungarian lighting company Tungsram comes with a wide range of new and improved features, designed to better adapt to customer needs. Developers have deployed technology to create a light source for greenhouses that performs better in nearly all aspects. The new…

Mexican export of fruits and vegetables has grown 13.3% in 2021

Horticultural exports from Mexico have registered a growth of 13.3% in volume and 13.5% in value in the first four months of 2021, compared to the same period of the previous…

"North American pallet shortage to last for a longer period"

The lack of pallets is adding stress to a supply chain that is already facing significant challenges which include a lack of available trucks and shipping containers, ongoing…

New peppers showcased are suited for Mexican market and climate

With two new products, Top Seeds International, the international company specializing in the research and marketing of innovative hybrid varieties of high-quality vegetables, has expanded its range of peppers for the Mexican market. The two new varieties are Top Isabel and Top Nadia, a yellow and a red…

UV-disinfection already possible from 1 cubic meter per hour

Never too much or too little, that's what UV water disinfection is all about. Including with the new Aqualux Slim Fit with a capacity of 1 cubic meter per hour. With this new UV disinfectant, producer Artechno also makes it possible for growers with a small greenhouse, laboratory or cultivation area to…

NextLight

New generation LED grow light designed to outperform traditional 1000W HPS

NextLight unveils their next generation of LED Grow Light Technology with the NextLight Mega Pro.  "The Original 1000W DE HPS Replacement is more efficient and enhanced with DLC Hort Listing, IP65 Wet Rating and industry-leading, “Down to the Diode” Warranty," NextLight team explains. "The NextLight Mega Pro…

"Phytorich Powerful Tomatoes" to bring additional value to grower, supermarket and consumer"

As of this week, the first 'Phytorich Powerful Tomatoes' are available at Dutch supermarket chain DEEN. After a period of successful experimentation, grower Duijvestijn is harvesting the special tomatoes this year for the large-scale introduction. "Phytorich Powerful Tomatoes stand out because of the…

"Orius-System tackles adult thrips in strawberry"

Over recent years, Biobest advisor Arno Hellemons has seen good results using a combination of cucumeris and Orius to control thrips in strawberry crops. "With this strategy, strawberry growers are getting this challenging pest under control,” he says. “Most growers already use Amblyseius-System and/or…


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