Special Service Supply

Extra attention for hygiene in crop rotation

Removing the old tomato crops is at hand for many unlighted growths. The current situation around ToBRFV requires extra attention for hygiene in this period. Even though you can think to be free from viruses, you could have missed it in an old crop. Make good agreements with the contractor. Particularly…

Steenks Service expands with their new webshop

In recent months, the people at Steenks Service have been busy working behind the scenes on the development of their new webshop where they will sell parts. The webshop is online now, says Wouter Steenks. “In our webshop, you can find a variety of parts for a wide range of machines. We have everything…

Brexit - the new deal and what to do now?

As the uncertainty surrounding Brexit continues, we attempt to clarify what the Prime Minister’s new deal is and what businesses should do now. What is in the new deal? by Sarah Baker, AHDB Strategic Insight Manager Many aspects of the original deal are unchanged, including the treatment of citizens’…

Uzbekistan: Tashkent to host workshop on Dutch greenhouse technology

Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Benelux countries Dilyor Khakimov met with a representative of Certhon, Marina Yermakova. An agreement was reached for holding a workshop on the possibilities of the Dutch greenhouse technologies in Tashkent on November 5. It is expected that the event will provide an…

ATLAS project to define next generation standards for data driven agriculture

Modern agriculture is becoming more and more data driven. Although a multitude of technical solutions already exist, the lack of interoperability demands a careful choice of machines, sensors and data processing platforms and hinders the adaption of these systems to the individual farmer’s specific…

Arno Eussen (ProfitableServices) invites entrepreneurs to create new business model:

'Sharing knowledge and service are a different ball game than just producing"

Arno Eussen, Freshprojects: "Knowledge is conjecture neutral." He recently launched the platform ProfitableServices, with which he wants to help entrepreneurs to look differently at knowledge sharing and service. How? Well, as a new business model. "In a recession, the orders for products are declining,…

Dutch horticulture consortium to show Indian farmers that agriculture can be profitable too

A consortium of Dutch companies specialising in all aspects of horticultural cultivation, including finance and technology, would launch two projects -- one each in Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh, according to a top executive of the consortium. "We are here to show Indian farmers that enough money…

A&L Canada Laboratories announce facilities and staffing expansions

A&L Canada Laboratories Inc., a provider of analytical services and technologies, announces the addition of new 4000 sq. ft facility to increase services and capabilities to clients in the area of precision agriculture and core analytical testing services. This investment complements the recent…

US (NH): UNH research finds growers can substantially boost strawberry season

New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers at the University of New Hampshire have more than doubled the annual yield of strawberries and quadrupled the length of the N.H. harvest season by growing specific varieties of fruit in specific conditions. The new research provides a road map for…

Turkey set to launch "land bank"

Turkey's New Economy Program aims to update the infrastructure on land planning by launching a land bank to determine inactive agricultural lands and putting them to productive use. The initiative was announced by the Turkish Minister of Finance and Treasury Berat Albayrak, within the measures to lower food inflation. With the…

Be ready for Brexit – What every fresh produce business needs to know

FPC is hosting two Brexit briefings tailored for the UK fresh produce industry to help businesses prepare for the UK leaving the EU on 31 October 2019. These one-day events are free to attend for any business involved supplying UK fresh produce, including fresh fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and also…

CargoX and RoadLaunch merge the worlds of public and private blockchains

Recently, CargoX, a public blockchain logistics document transaction platform which was built on a public blockchain, was integrated into RoadLaunch, a private blockchain-based digital freight management platform. According to the companies, this is the first publicly available integrated product in…

US (CA): Mavericks Renewables selects Procurant for greenhouse IoT solution

Procurant, a Silicon Valley technology company transforming the global food supply chain, today announced that Mavericks Renewable Energy, an energy-as-a-service provider for…

UK: £1000 grants aim to promote women leaders in UK agriculture

Globally, women are still an enormously under-utilised resource, especially when it comes to management roles. This is perhaps even more the case in agriculture than in other sectors. But now an international organisation, Women & Leadership International (WLI), is looking to redress the balance. WLI has…

Scholarships address need for horticulture apprentices

Primary ITO is responding to the urgent need for skilled workers in agriculture and horticulture by launching a scholarship programme for apprentice fees. Applications for the…

Barn2Door raises $3.4 mln to help farmers connect with customers

Janelle Maiocco is the CEO of Barn2Door, a Seattle start-up that makes e-commerce software for farmers. The start-up just raised a $3.4 million investment round and is now…

Pallet and container pooling service provider innovates to increase sustainability

For many businesses, the task of maintaining steady and strong growth in an environmentally sustainable way, while also keeping costs under control, is a great challenge. However, it is a necessary one as consumers are increasingly showing interest in how companies operate their businesses to minimize…

Mastercard and Rabobank enter partnership on new project

Plans to bring financial inclusion tools to 1 million farmers

Mastercard and Rabobank announced a partnership to give one million farmers in emerging markets access to a digital platform that makes it easier for them to sell their produce for a fair price. The platform builds on the current Mastercard Farmer Network and will be enriched by Rabobank’s experience…

A report of the Cropex Group Day

"To acquire knowledge, you have to share it"

On September 27, Cropex Group organized the Cropex Group Day. Thirteen cultivation advisers visited growers to learn. Cropex Group reports the day. For several years, the greenhouses are used for the cultivation of vegetables and flowers. In recent years, we see a new 'green' landscape unfolding.…

P&O Ferrymasters enters into partnership with SGS Maco

'We will offer customs declaration services in event of "no-deal" Brexit'

P&O Ferrymasters announced it has entered into a partnership with SGS Maco to offer customs declaration services to P&O Ferrymasters’ customers. This will maintain easy and…

Urban Crop Solutions joins EIT RisingFoodStars community

Urban Crop Solutions has been accepted in the EIT RisingFoodStars community. EIT Food is a Knowledge and Innovation Community established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 and working in Europe to make the food system more sustainable,…

Greenhouse strawberry grower Dutch Berries:

"Easier to register production and hours'

In September 2018, strawberry grower Dutch Berries implemented the Nitea Work-IT software in the new greenhouse in Zuilichem in the Bommelerwaard. Dutch Berries consists of two blocks of 10 hectare. In the greenhouse, strawberries of the Elsanta variety are grown, one of the most grown varieties.…

Special Service Supply 2019

This month, there will be a new special on HortiDaily in which Service Supply will be the central topic. Related articles will be published in the newsletter on a daily basis in our international publications (FloralDaily and HortiDaily) and Dutch newsletters (BPnieuws and Groentennieuws). Service supply is a broad topic, which includes…


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