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Eclipse, Galaxy, and Twilight

US: Agricultural Research Service releases three new blackberries

The best of eastern and western blackberry genetics have been melded to create Eclipse, Galaxy and Twilight, three new blackberry varieties released by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS). ARS' Horticultural Crops Research Laboratory in Corvallis, Oregon, working in cooperation with the Oregon State…

Tomato grower expands product line to bring blueberries to market in December

Magic Sun, grower of conventional and organic tomatoes, has taken its agricultural expertise to a new commodity and expanded their product line to include blueberries. Grown in the Mexican region of Jalisco, there are approximately 52 acres (21 hectares) of blueberries planted across three varieties:…

Three Star Superior Taste Award

Belgium chefs fond of purlpe tomato YOOM

It's not just the colour that makes YOOM a remarkable tomato. Following a score of a 91.3% in a rigorous blind tasting evaluation that was carried out by prestigious chefs and sommeliers from aroundthe world, the purple cocktail tomato has been awarded the 2020 Three Star Superior Taste Award, a…

GreenTech Award winners announced

Today the winners are announced at the virtual opening of GreenTech Live & Online. The winners in 3 categories – out of a total of 26 entries – of the GreenTech Innovation Awards 2020 are: ISO Grade 8000 by ISO Group, Nexus High Performance Reverse Osmosis by Van der Ende Groep and CELINE by CE-Line BV.…

Superior Fresh announces new salad variety: Citrus Splash

Superior Fresh is proud to unveil its newest salad blend: Citrus Splash. Filled with bright sunny citrus notes, this blend offers consumers a unique opportunity to expand their culinary experience. Citrus Splash brings more than exceptional flavor to the salad bowl. Paired with our non-GMO, organically…

Michael Ploeg, Dalsem:

“Our new X-AIR greenhouse is a sustainable, integrated, complete solution for optimising the climate”

There's a new greenhouse on the block! It's the Dalsem X-Air and according to Michael Ploeg, export area manager with Dalsem, the new greenhouse makes use of physical and plant-balance principles to create the optimal greenhouse climate with minimal energy use. "The current horticulture requires new…

Superior Fresh announces new salad variety: Citrus Splash

Superior Fresh is proud to unveil its newest salad blend: Citrus Splash. Filled with bright sunny citrus notes, this blend offers consumers a unique opportunity to expand their culinary experience. Citrus Splash brings more than exceptional flavor to the salad bowl. Paired with our non-GMO, organically…

New line of "carrot swaps" launched: Hot dogs, fettucine and rice

Taking a giant leap toward their long-term vision of Plants Powering People™, Bolthouse Farms announced a new line of plant-powered products: Bolthouse Farms Wunderoots™, new carrot-based “swaps” featuring Carrot Dogs, Carrot Fettuccine kits and Riced Carrot kits that provide consumers easy ways to eat…

Bakker Brothers rounds up their best round tomatoes

Bakker Brothers is increasingly getting more known for their tomatoes; they have a lot of tomato varieties for sale. In fact, they have so many in their product portfolio that they have them categorized. The breeder rounded up their best performing round tomatoes and their most exciting upcoming new…

Fluence launches Vypr 3x and Vypr Duo 3x2

"Growers now have a solution to leverage year-round crop production"

Fluence expanded its top light solutions and launched the Vypr 3x and Vypr Duo 3x2. The latest Vypr series additions feature Fluence’s diversified PhysioSpec spectra and efficacies up to 3.7 µmol/J. “This addition to the Fluence Vypr Series is just one example of how we are creating advanced solutions to…

More options available in snack tomatoes

Plant breeding companies are constantly developing new varieties that meet the demands of growers, market, retailers and consumers. In the past season, Sakata has introduced a few new varieties and Pieter Vermeulen, High-Tech crop specialist, talks about what Sakata has to offer. "Growers and merchants…

North American vegetable producer to showcase new products at Fresh Summit

Grimmway Farms, carrot producer and organic vegetable producer, is exhibiting new products and sustainable packaging initiatives this week at the first-ever virtual Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Conference & Expo. Exhibiting for the 23rd consecutive year, Grimmway has transformed its…

Greenhouse climate control through fogging and misting systems

Water droplets smaller than a human hair

Humidity control is a crucial element of protected agriculture, and one around which the discussion is consistently developing. Whereas relative humidity was previously the main parameter considered by growers, vapor pressure deficit is becoming an industry standard when discussing humidity in…

Mastronardi Produce

New sweet-like-candy yellow tomato to be revealed at PMA Fresh Summit

For weeks, Mastronardi Produce has been hinting at the news of a flavorful new product launch and promising to reveal the next one at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit. Now, the…

Five college students may transform sustainability in food production

A group of five college students from Ashesi University in Ghana, EARTH University in Costa Rica and the Trinity College in the United States have created a new way for rural farmers to access affordable and environmentally friendly fertilizer. They came together as a team for Wege Prize, an annual…

"Easily add LED fixtures to your HPS grow light system"

In the coming years, many growers will be adding LED grow light to their existing HPS grow light systems, creating hybrid grow light systems. There are a wide range of reasons for beginning to use a hybrid grow light system. They are often related to new cultivation and production goals, or to the…

Tungsram’s interlight modules ensure even more efficient farming

Light from top to bottom

The use of high-tech greenhouse facilities and vertical farms for fruit and vegetable crop cultivation is skyrocketing in certain parts of the globe as a response to increased demand for fresh produce, less reliable weather conditions and the rising scarcity of cultivable farmland. Precision farming ensures all-year production,…

The coupling of nanotechnology and luminescent films to optimize greenhouse light quality

“UbiGro is essentially a layer of light in a greenhouse,” according to UbiQD’s chief of product, Matt Bergren, who enthusiastically described how the company’s UbiGro luminescent greenhouse film and its embedded nanotechnology facilitate light management in greenhouse settings. Based in New Mexico and…

Tom de Smedt, export manager RKW Hyplast about Grafeno:

"We accidentally discovered the film lets through more PAR light”

Optimal light management, excellent mechanical properties, and very high sulphur resistance are the standards the new RKW Hyplast greenhouse film needs to meet. “It was quite the challenge, but we succeeded. Our new film‘Grafeno’ has become a high quality and pollination-friendly film”, says Tom de…

Svensson

Svensson launches new product family, Xsect

"What you get out of your greenhouse depends what you let into it"

Svensson debuts its 6th product family for insect control. The new Xsect range consists of screen solutions designed to keep the good insects inside the greenhouse and the bad ones out. Excluding pests is the most effective insect control method and first line of defense in an integrated pest management…

Yarnton, Oxfordshire

UK woman finds duck shaped tomato

A woman from Yarnton has found a duck-shaped tomato in her garden. She alleged that it tasted ‘no different’ to a normal one. Juli Cohen sent photos of her find to the Oxford…

Vincent Stauffer, director of Hortinergy:

“We’ve made everything international in the new version”

In October, Hortinergy will launch the newest version of their software for the American market. Vincent Stauffer, director of the company explains what has changed since the previous version. The Hortinergy software is used to simulate and design traditional, closed and semi-closed greenhouse projects,…

New cress combines mustard and cauliflower flavors

Kyona Mustard Cress has a mild mustard flavour with notes of cauliflower. The colour of the cress gives it a playful character. Kyona Mustard Cress goes well with hearty meats and fish, such as beef tenderloin or skate wing. It also combines well with different cabbages and potato. A mustard soup is only…

Global Plant Genetics

Titanium

New blueberry variety for high chill regions

With yields reported in excess of 20 tonnes per hectare, Global Plant Genetics is getting great interest from international contacts for licenses. Titanium grows extremely well in substrate production being a semi erect and relatively compact plant. Titanium fruits approximately only one week later than…

Vertuo (DRCE9613)* the new De Ruiter cucumber variety

"This spring is blooming with choices"

This spring, growers will have more choice in terms of Spring cycle cucumber varieties. Autumn 2020, De Ruiter launches Vertuo (breeder reference DRCE9613)*, the new De Ruiter cucumber for spring crop for France for Umbrella and "V" cropping systems. Vertuo is a newcomer for spring with a high yield…

New addition to Simply Fresh Salads launched at Costco

FiveStar Gourmet Foods has announced their latest extension to their Family Size line of Simply Fresh Salads® with their new Fig & Walnut Salad. As fall approaches, figs and fresh apples are in peak season. It is a wonderful pairing of fruit and nuts that provides freshness beyond what is expected. Other…

DR0607TC grown in France and beyond

DR0607TC is one of De Ruiter’s round red cherry tomatoes commercialized in 2014, in various European countries. It presents advantages at two levels, on the one hand, the variety shows technical advantages benefiting growers, on the other hand, it allows the harvest of a high quality product, attractive…

Yowzers!

New hot red chili pepper released

Mastronardi Produce has announced the release of a new pepper flavor set to hit store shelves in early 2021. Yowzers!, a red chili pepper that is tipping the Sunset scales on…

Nature Fresh Farms:

Sustainability campaign and a pledge to plant up to 25,000 trees

Nature Fresh Farms has launched its sustainability campaign following the release of their new home compostable Cucumber wrap. After two years of research and development, Nature Fresh Farms has officially launched their 100 percent home compostable Cucumber wrap, a first for the North American…

Polifilm-Ultra®

Sheet coverings popular everywhere thanks to farmers' feedback

"The Polifilm-Ultra® sheets are proving to be successful not only in Europe, but also on other continents, such as America, where orders are constantly being placed. These roofing systems are a success thanks to their innovative characteristics, but above all, thanks to the stories of the many farmers…

7-layer film:

Why seven layers are better than three or five

A 7-layer film is one where seven extruders are simultaneously extruding polymers to form 7 concentric rings of molten polymers that solidify to form one film. If the film cross section is seen under microscope, seven separate layers can be observed. Greenpro believes that, for farmers, 7-layer…

Beautiful Japanese fruit carvings

While Japan's import needs may lead to high fruit prices, it is a fact that vendors throughout the country offer only the best for sale. Fruit parlour Sun Fleur has uploaded a series of videos on YouTube on how to create beautiful carvings from everyday fruit. First up, they work their sculpting magic on…

New encyclopedia on agriculture and its impacts on the environment

Through a comprehensive collection of peer-reviewed articles, the three-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the Environment presents an overview of the role and impacts of agriculture on the natural and human environments. The newly published Oxford Encyclopedia of Agriculture and the…

Mastronardi Produce to release new lettuce line: Queen of Greens

It is a little-known fact that Mastronardi Produce, the company behind the world’s first branded tomato, actually has its roots in lettuce. In the 1940’s, when Armando…

Ocean Mist Farms

Five new products added to Season & Steam convenience vegetable line

Ocean Mist Farms, a grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in North America, announced the launch of five new products in their award-winning Season & Steam convenience vegetable line. All five new items are among the top ten value-added vegetables to post growth in the past year according to a July…

Agreement between Moalri and Global Plant Genetics Ltd

Two new blueberry varieties

Despite this very peculiar year, Molari Berries & Breeding has decided not to stop and to look at the future with renewed enthusiasm thanks to the excellent work carried out by Gilberto Molari over the past few years. The company, which is currently run by brothers Matteo and Luca together with collaborators Alessandro Gualandi…

A peek into a traditional Syrian soap factory

This video shows how soap is traditionally made in Syria. The soap consists of olive oil, laurel oil, water, and lye. These ingredients are boiled for no less than three days. The mixture is spread out, cut, and stacked. The drying process can take up to nine months. It must smell wonderful in there.

NH Peppers about Multigrow Premium stone wool slabs

"Our overall pepper production is 9% higher"

Dutch pepper grower NH Peppers has successfully moved to Multigrow stone wool slabs with a height of 10 cm. Previously NH Peppers of Mr. Marcel Numan used slabs of 7,5 cm high. “The lower part of 3 cm in the slab is useless” says Marcel Numan, “This lower part remains too wet and contains larger roots,…

Crops can now 'tell' growers when they are stressed

Vivent, the Swiss biosignals analysis specialist, has closed a multi-million Euro Series A funding round. This first external investment from Astanor Ventures, will be used to expand sales of a unique plant electrophysiology system that diagnoses crop stress in real time. All plants use internal…

Bios Lighting

The keys of uniformity for plant growth

Plants have evolved around the sun as their natural source of energy. This is important because the sun is at an infinite distance away, with a predictable cycle over the course of days and seasons. The more light a plant receives, the more it will grow and thrive. In the natural environment, when a…

Rootstock effects on eggplant 'Madonna'

A recent study aimed to investigate the effect of different rootstocks on the yield and quality of eggplant cv. ‘Madonna’ in soilless pot culture in an unheated polyethylene greenhouse. The eggplant was grafted onto several rootstocks, including tomato rootstocks Optifort (O) and Emperador (E), and four…

Tomato myths unravelled

When it comes to tomatoes, there are a lot of myths floating around that people believe are facts. So, it’s time to set the record straight and debunk some of the most common tomato myths. These are the most common ones: Tomatoes should be refrigerated Tomatoes are considered vegetables All tomatoes are red Only red tomatoes contain…

Study from Bayreuth

"Even cooked carrots can trigger allergic reactions"

The consumption of raw carrots triggers allergic reactions in many people. Contrary to popular belief, cooked carrots can also have this effect. This was recently discovered by a research team at the University of Bayreuth. The carrot's allergen, Dau c 1, assumes a structure that is harmless to allergy…

Quality and storability of greenhouse-grown sweet acorn squash hybrids

Acorn squash (Cucurbita pepo) is a familiar fruit vegetable in North America, appreciated for its attractive appearance, good flavor, nutritional content and long storage…

Idromeccanica Lucchini

Choosing the best greenhouse film

Choosing the right cover is very important when talking about greenhouses. The most suitable films and technologies must be selected according to specific crop needs or climate conditions.  Thanks to its constant work with agricultural entrepreneurs, Idromeccanica Luchcini can supply the knowledge needed to…

"Eletta F1 brought back the flavor of table tomatoes while meeting modern expectations"

Eletta F1 cherry tomatoes by TSI Italia, a branch of Top Seeds International, were presented to the Italian public in 2018 with the "Bentornato sapore" (Welcome back flavor) claim. FreshPlaza interviewed two of the protagonists - Rosario Privitera and Fabrizio Iurato, who contributed to promoting "cherry…

UK sees launch of first ‘medicinal’ mushroom beer

Mindful drinking consultant Zoey Henderson is due to launch a range of 0.5% AVB craft beers made with ‘medicinal’ mushrooms in the UK this month. The product is called Fungtn. It is a vegan and gluten free beer brand that includes an IPA brewed with Lion’s Mane mushrooms; a Citra Beer brewed with Reishi…

Peter Höfler offers fresh ginger from cultivation in Knoblauchsland until December:

"As a regionally cultivated exotic, our Franconian ginger is really trendy"

Exotic cultivars are becoming increasingly popular for cultivation in Germany and Europe. Consumers are becoming more and more interested in international cuisine and this is reflected in the needs of food retailers. At the same time, climate change favors the cultivation of varieties that seek the…

Create the perfect water balance with automated controls

During Wageningen University’s Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge team AuTomatoes applied the principles of Plant Empowerment in their winning AI strategy. Thus, the team’s strategy was focused on the plant and its balances, in order to create a balanced and empowered crop. So how did they do this?…

Valoya

Valoya launches two new greenhouse LED grow lights

Valoya has expanded its RX-Series line of greenhouse LEDs with two new models – RX500 and RX600. The new models are higher power, higher efficiency versions of the existing RX400 model and can be used as true 1-to-1 HPS replacements. RX500 and RX600 produce up to the staggering 1700 µmol/s of uniform…

New Ready Sides™ launches with four flavors

Church Brothers Farms is launching three-minute microwavable Ready Sides – adding to its existing line of retail fresh-cut vegetables. This is the company’s first retail value added product bearing the Church Brothers Farms brand. Each unique side includes a seasoned butter puck with 8 ounces of fresh…

Bejo Ibérica remains open to new partners for the distribution of Redi

"We believe that the consumption of Redi will grow considerably in the coming years"

The launch of Redi took place in Spain and Portugal in the fall last year. Redi is a broccoli with purple shoots and tender stems that end in a small inflorescence. This new variety already has two producers in the Iberian Peninsula and it is expected to continue expanding. "Our producers have considerable…

GreenTech

Nominees for GreenTech Innovation Awards 2020 announced

The exhibitors of GreenTech Live & Online submitted 26 innovations for the GreenTech Innovation Awards 2020. An expert jury selected 12 nominees from all entries in 3 categories namely ‘Innovation’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Concept’. The winners will be announced during the virtual opening of GreenTech Live…

Ridder launches HortOS

Keep control over large-scale horticulture businesses

Ridder’s new ecosystem, HortOS, will help horticulture businesses scale up, harness data to generate knowledge and be part of the digital transformation. "We want to give businesses even more control by enabling partnerships, unlocking data and sharing relevant, accurate information. The aim is to…

Wonky cauliflowers and broccoli help to power health snack revolution

The launch of a new cauliflower crisp is the latest in a line of healthier snacks, using what are known as ‘ugly’ vegetables. Clare Johnston discovered how demand for nutritious and eco-friendly food options is helping Scotland’s farmers build a sustainable future. Just seven years ago, as much as 40% of…

Beekenkamp Plants

Alfresco

Beekenkamp Plants announces new hobby vegetables concept

Beekenkamp Plants Ornamentals presents “Alfresco”, a new concept for hobby vegetables and herbs. Alfresco consists of a wide range of grafted and non-grafted hobby vegetables and herbs, for which they use the best selected seeds and which are grown according to strict hygiene rules. Thanks to its…

AIRtray technology by Blackmore

"Reduce labour, costs and waste, while improving yield"

Blackmore introduces the worldwide patented AIRtray technology system, in co-operation with Proptek from England and Ellepot A/S from Denmark. The system was developed to reduce labour and waste, while growing a better crop with higher yield.  Blackmore was going to exhibit at Cultivate this year, but since…

Optimizing genotyping processes at lower costs

NRGene, AI based genomic analysis for research and agricultural breeding company, announced the launch of SNPer – a new product that optimizes genotyping processes and gathers…

Response of green and red lettuce to NaCl concentration in two successive harvests

Nutritional eustress such as salinity or nutrient stress applied in soilless systems, is a convenient pre-harvest factor efficient in modulating the phytochemical components of horticultural crops, by triggering defensive mechanisms and accumulating plant secondary metabolites in plants tissues.…

Incident management now available on Pylot

Climate Insights is the newest feature of PYLOT which record incidents that disrupt the greenhouse climate. Initially, the program will address deviations in temperature and relative humidity. Other climate variables will be added to Climate Insights over time. Last year, PYLOT introduced the widely…

Herbs are the up and coming organic product

As well as supplying a whole range of conventional vegetables, Watts Farms have also been supplying the organic market since 2004.   "The decision to add organic produce to our offer was driven by demand," according to Watts Farms director Joe Cottingham. "It grew steadily year on year until the financial crash…

CRü, the new zucchini variety that can be consumed raw

The Almeria-based cooperative Cohorsan, member of the Unica Group, is producing CRü, a new zucchini variety that can be consumed raw. This cooperative is a leader in the…

Juices from unsellable tomatoes and Belgian endive residuals

A BioBoost report became available on the grinding and pressing tests on class II tomatoes and discarded Belgian endive heads and leaves. This report describes and explores different options to grind and press the tomatoes and the Belgian endive into a tasteful juice. Healthy plant compoundsFruits and…

Changes in capsiate content in four chili peppers at different ripening stages

Interest in the consumption of the fruits of pepper (Capsicum spp.) is not only due to its organoleptic characteristics, but also due to its bioactive compounds content, which are reported to provide essential benefits to human health. However, the amount and diversity of these compounds in each fruit…

Yujileds

“China is catching up with the world as we see innovative projects every day”

Yujileds started with LED phosphor in 2006. Later on they stepped into the LED business. “We have become the industrial leader of high CRI technology, based on our superiorly bright and stable red phosphor”, Daniel Han, International Business Development Director at Yujileds says.    Potential market The company sees its…

Cultilene

Dry Comfort: a new cube for pepper growing

Saint-Gobain Cultilene introduces a new cube for pepper growing: Dry Comfort. A cube that allows the grower to grow drier and at the same time more comfortable. This guarantees optimal controllability and good root development. With Dry Comfort, Cultilene is launching a new cube that is extremely…

Dutch company introduces Moai Caviar sea grapes

Moai Caviar is known as 'Umibudo'. That's the Japanese word for 'Sea Grapes' or 'Green Caviar'. These green sea grapes look remarkably like berries or grapes. Their 'poppy' structure makes eating these sea grapes a unique experience. The little balls dissolve on your tongue, releasing a pleasant briny…

"No more tulip fingers and other skin irritations, thanks to Marly Skin"

"Marly Skin forms an invisible layer on the skin within minutes of application. All the while, maintaining the skin's elasticity and sensitivity. This layer protects the skin against irritating and abrasive substances. It doesn't affect the skin's respiration and perspiration. You also still have a sense…

Monitor temperature and humidity for perishables with LogTag data recorders

QA Supplies recommends the UHADO-16 and HASO- 8 humidity and temperature loggers for monitoring current humidity and temperature readings simultaneously. These unique products are ideal for recording and monitoring the environment within a barn, warehouse, cooler, refrigerated transportation, and more. LogTag’s…

Bejo Zaden

Improved seed coating and a new colour for organic seeds

As of September 2020, Bejo introduces a new organic coating with a yellowish colour. The non-chemically treated seed remains white, so the seeds can be clearly distinguished from each other.  The new, yellowish organic coating and the white non-chemically coating will be transitioned to the company's new sustainable…

Church Brothers Farms launches Green Giant fresh items

Church Brothers Farms is expanding its value-added offerings to the retail segment with the introduction of five new items under the Green Giant Fresh® brand: Sweet baby broccoli, Sweet baby cauliflower, Spaghetti squash, Butternut squash and Sweet potato. The Sweet Baby vegetable line includes sweet…

India's most expensive agri product might be a mushroom

The most expensive vegetable in India -which is sold only in the month of Sawan- is available only in two states: Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh. The most important thing is that its name is different in both places. The name of this vegetable is Khukdi and its price is Rs 1200 per kg (€13.20). This…

New plant-based dressings and keto beverages introduced

Continuing its journey toward its vision of Plants Powering People™, Bolthouse Farms introduced two new plant-powered innovations that deliver function, taste and value to those looking for more options: plant-based Bolthouse Farms Protein Keto™ beverages and plant-based Refrigerated Dressings. Since…

US (CA): Get a utility rebate by using LED instead of HPS

With the latest advancements in horticultural technology, many growers would rather use LEDs instead of HPS lighting. High quality LED lights are famously more efficient and longer lasting. They emit less heat than HPS and MH bulbs. Used correctly, they even produce higher yields and a more potent…

Katy Ayers

Nebraska student creates eco-friendly mushroom boat

Katy Ayers is a student at Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska. She made a canoe out of mushrooms on a school grant, and her 8-foot boat is made from “mycelium, the dense, fibrous roots of the mushroom that typically live beneath the soil. Ayers named the vessel ‘Myconoe’. Ayers said she…

Plastic mulching improves pak choi growth and water use efficiency

Scarce water resources limit protected vegetable production in North China. Implementing efficient water-saving techniques is crucial for maintaining protected vegetable production and sustainability. A two-growing season field experiment was conducted in a glass greenhouse to explore the effects of…

tinted solar panels:

Generating clean energy while growing food

In a future world, leafy vegetables may not be grown in rows of crops under the sun. Instead, they may be grown indoors beneath tinted semi-transparent solar panels that will allow farmers to grow food and produce energy. That’s the future imagined in a recent study that shows how the use of this…

Nudie Snacks - Caulifower Crisps Nudie Snacks

UK: Snacks made from wonky vegetables

Innovative brand Nudie Snacks has chosen wonky vegetables to market a new product made from fresh produce that would usually have been discarded. The company’s Caulifower…

Effect of different LEDs on Chinese kale

Growth, Nutritional Quality and Health-Promoting Compounds in Chinese Kale Grown under Different Ratios of Red:Blue LED Lights Chinese kale is one of the healthiest vegetables, rich in health-promoting phytochemicals, including carotenoids, vitamin C, amino acid, glucosinolates, anthocyanin, flavonoids…

Ert.gr

Giant 8kg-mushroom found in Greece

A giant mushroom was found by a resident of Argos Orestikos in western Macedonia. The rare mushroom, weighing more than 8kg, was found by local Michalis Lalos, when he visited the region. He simply stumbled across the mushroom and collected it. In total, the mushroom weighs 8kg and 150 grams. Michael…

Overview of mineralisation in an aquaponic system

Aerobic mineralization is very similar to Aerated Compost Tea (ACT) or Actively Aerated Compost Tea (AACT) and is one of the easiest ways to grow more plants using less fish in aquaponic or aquaculture systems.  You may already have heard of ACT or ACCT being used in the soil systems thanks to the hard work…

Pairwise

"We've taken the Brassica heat down a notch with our new varieties"

Pairwise has developed new varieties of Brassica juncea, a leafy green that is part of the same family of vegetables as Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale. With the…

Global Plant Genetics

Lewis: early season primocane raspberry

Lewis is an impressive new primocane variety displaying a number of aspects that make it suitable for the commercial sector. Firstly, is the seasonality, it is an early primocane, autumn fruit begins cropping late summer. Secondly is the yield - it's a high yielding variety. In addition to that are the…

Spain

Mercadona launches a facial oil made with tomatoes from Extremadura

The Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona has launched an innovative facial oil made with lycopene, a powerful natural antioxidant extracted from the tomatoes known as “red…

The life cycle of a strawberry

Isn't a strawberry's life cycle amazing? Dutch farmers, ByBroersen, shared this beautiful photo on LinkedIn last week. It takes roughly two to three weeks from the first little blossom for the strawberry to become a lovely, red fruit.

Stability of strawberry fruit quality traits under varying environmental conditions

Strawberry fruit quality traits can be affected by genotype–environment interactions, determining the final consumer acceptance of fruits. Trait stability under varying environments is necessary to ensure the fruit quality of strawberries selected by breeding programs. Hence, inter- and intra-annual…

Speciality vegetable is particularly popular with older private buyers

"Hungarian tomato peppers are a seasonal product par excellence"

The Hungarian tomato pepper is available again in specialist shops as of this week. "On Monday, the first batches arrived at our premises. However, it is currently difficult to predict how long the seasonal vegetables will be available. Usually the season only lasts a few weeks," explains a buyer from…

Matt Hiltner with Babé Farms

"The coral-like, conical turrets set our Romanesco broccoli apart"

Supplies of Romanesco broccoli are strong out of California. “We’re currently seeing bountiful numbers of both baby and full-size Romanesco,” says Matt Hiltner of Babé Farms, Inc. in Santa Maria, CA. “Supply is currently better than it was last year at this point. The mild summer we’ve experienced thus…

Gregor Ziegler GmbH

new from Ziegler:

Sustainable Grow Bags for professional vegetable growers

For the growing of tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers in the greenhouse, there is a new, sustainable product from the Gregor Ziegler GmbH from Plößberg. What's special about the Grow Bags are the domestic ingredients, which are made of 100 percent of the quickly renewable raw material wood. A central…

"Basil production from Colombia is quite unique"

Since 2017 Verbos Business Development and Nvest have been involved in bridging the gap between Colombia and the Netherlands. They are involved in matchmaking, market research…

Biobest

Open bumblebee vents as temperatures soar

When the sun shines crops grow more quickly while bumblebees thrive in the high light levels. However, when temperatures climb above 26°C the bumblebee brood inside the hive starts heating up. In a bid to cool the brood down, bumblebees tend to increasingly stay inside the hive – impacting on pollination…

Special Energy

This month, we will pay more attention to Energy. This subject will also be highlighted in FloralDaily and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and Bloemen- en plantennieuws. Articles related to the use of energy in the greenhouse industry will be published in a Special box, named Special Energy. Energy Energy is one of the most…


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