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Garden Pack combines mini products in larger box

“When people buy vegetables, they often get a combination of cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes,” says Kurvin Soobrayen with AMCO Produce in Leamington, Canada. “This information is based on research we have done ourselves in combination with customer conversations.” In response to this consumer buying pattern,.....

Finalist in Produce Innovation Awards at United Fresh

Veggie Noodles highlight shift in healthy eating across all generations

Renaissance Food Group, a fresh food company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Calavo Growers, Inc., will feature their lineup of Garden Highway Veggie Noodles at United Fresh, as a finalist in the Produce Innovation Awards showcase. The product was created in response to increased retail and consumer.....

Inaccurate estimates cause $500 mln. problem in US strawberry industry

Disk enables accurate forecasting of produce yields and quality

“Many shippers struggle to know how much produce is in the field and what the quality is,” says Adam Wolf with Arable. “Having access to accurate data is key,” he added. If a shipper has too much produce, it can’t be sold for the right price. On the other hand, if supplies can’t be met, the buyer is upset. To.....

New vegetable noodles revealed at United Fresh

Green Giant™ Fresh is headed to Chicago for the 2017 United Fresh show next week. With several exciting new innovations on the radar, the Green Giant Fresh team will be showcasing their new Vegetable Noodles at the show. New on-trend, value-added products including Beet, Butternut, Carrot, Sweet Potato and.....

Romagna in Campo - innovations from the world of mechanisation

PHOTO REPORTRomagna in Campo has the purpose of displaying the latest mechanical and technical innovations. The fourth edition was organised at theIstituto tecnico Agrario di Cesena on Wednesday 31st May 2017 by Consorzio Agrario Adriatico, Romagna Impianti, La Commerciale Agricola di Billi Giovanni, Valente Pali and.....

Morocco's horticulture needs to be more productive and more sustainable

Horticulture in Morocco must become more productive and more sustainable. Researches at the University of Wageningen have, therefore, designed a greenhouse prototype. They also want to develop a research and developmental programme with regional partners. Plant and economicsl researchers at Wageningenare.....

Ozone in Radicchio di Treviso Tardivo forcing treatment

Agriculture is the largest user of the world's water resources, accounting for 70% of all consumption. Reducing water consumption and increasing water use efficiency in agriculture are two of the main challenges that need to be faced in the coming decades.Among the vegetables cultivated in north-eastern Italy,.....

Ethylene filter helps growers reduce food waste

More than 40% of all food grown today is being wasted, according to a recent report from ReFED, a data-driven guide for reducing food waste at scale. Thanks to organizations like ReFED, food waste is top of mind today for growers, distributors, retailers, and consumers.It’s Fresh! is helping to put a big dent.....

Belgians experiment with Spirulina in greenhouses

The PCG started the cultivation season of micro-alga Spirulina on 20 April. After performing some exploratory tests in the autumn of 2016 to find a suitable harvesting system, the pilot setup is now operational.The research is being conducted within the framework of Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland project 'The.....

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Landgard Foundation expands project "Our school garden"

With "Our School Garden", primary school children under the auspices of Johannes B. Kerner, learn about healthy fruit and vegetables by growing them themselves. Together with teachers, parents and supporters, two raised vegetable patches were filled and planted with various native fruit and vegetable varieties.....

Freshness, quality and prices the same as at EDEKA

Online supermarket: "Bringmeister covers all of Berlin"

Since January 2017, Bringmeister has been part of the EDEKA network. Together, the partners are now starting up in the capital: the range of the online retailer has been expanded to around 13,000 items and offers everything that customers can expect from a classic supermarket. The special feature: even with.....

Young Swiss entrepeneurs launch campaign for fruit farmers affected by frost

The warm and persistent spring weather in March and April caused vegetation to bloom prematurely. Then the winter returned and the frost destroyed the flowers. Fruit companies are faced with major crop loss for the 2017 financial year. An idea from ​​the newcomers at Swiss Food Concepts could.....

Overview of novelties from CPMA tradeshow

PHOTO REPORTFreshPlaza made a photo report from the novelties that were presented at the CPMA tradeshow in Toronto earlier this month. Kits of all sorts seem to be a growing trend. While salad kits are turning to organics to expand the category, other expansions can be seen in personal salad kit bowls and new varieties......

Italy: SmartFresh for fruit storage

The evolution of SmartFresh for fruit storage is now ready. It's calledSmartFresh ProTabsand was discussed by AgroFresh at the Opera02 facility in Modena."It's not an entirely new product, but rather an evolution of an older product," explained Jochen Kager. It is employed during the post-harvesting phase and.....