Retail

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,…

Gé Bentvelsen, ABZ Seeds:

"New strawberry F1 ‘Soraya’ now in retailers"

"The tasty strawberry F1 ’Soraya’ is an important extension of our range for the Fresh Market," says Gé Bentvelsen, breeder and director of ABZ Seeds-Gourmet Strawberries. “This ever-bearing variety grows well under sustainable LED lighting, producing beautiful, firm and long-lasting fruits that are…

Jeff Cady, Tops Friendly Markets

"We're selling 25 to 35% more greenhouse-grown produce than five years ago"

Food retailers from coast to coast are increasingly turning to indoor, vertical and greenhouse farming to meet the demand for locally grown produce, reduce food miles and offer the freshest product possible. Some, such as Tops Friendly Markets in Williamsville, N.Y., are partnering with greenhouse…

UK: LEAF engages with students over careers in agriculture

More than 9,000 students have learned about the career opportunities available to them in the food and farming sector, LEAF Education has revealed in its latest impact report…

CAN: Growers welcome grocery industry call for grocer code of conduct

Ontario’s fruit and vegetable growers welcome the support of Michael Medline, President of Sobeys Inc., and are encouraged by his call for a grocer code of conduct, and condemnation of the recent implementation of supplier fees by certain large grocery retail chains. Several large retailers have recently…

Wageningen students in finals 4TU Impact Challenge

Grab a rosemary or basil plant from a vending machine as if it were a can of coke

Grab a rosemary or basil plant from a vending machine as if it were a can of coke or a candy bar. Wageningen masters’ students Nikolaos Alfieris and Orestis Spirou made it to the 4TU Impact Challenge with their FarmVent. The 4TU Impact Challenge is an innovation contest of the four technical universities…


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