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Mist by Contronics can now be used throughout the fruit and vegetable supply chain

Significant savings possible due to mist blanket

The fruit and vegetable sector can save on quality and storage by keeping the air humidity around fruit and vegetables high. This saves both money and the quality of the products. These are the two main conclusions in the recently published Fresh Demo Project. In it ten fruits or vegetables were followed after.....

GS1 Germany shows the future of shopping

Since yesterday, the GS1 Germany has been inviting us to experience the future of shopping. The entirely new concept - GS1 Germany Knowledge Center - re-opened its doors in Cologne after the relaunch. "What we thought was the ultimate benchmark just three years ago, we had to re-evaluate over the last few.....

Harvest & workforce management in real time web-based application

Necessity is the mother of invention – at least that’s what Proverbs said. The Steed brothers felt the same way. When they saw the need for a tracing system within their own San Diego family farm, they created PickTrace. “In the process of doing so, they found that there are other farms out there that have the.....

New systems modify irrigation depending on the weather

It's no longer thinkable to grow crops without irrigation, but interventions must be as efficient and precise as possible. Scarabelli irrigazione and Consorzio Agrario Adriatico have developed a solution that connects the irrigation system to local weather stations so as to plan interventions according to the.....

ZeroFly ® nets against brown marmorated stink bug

Long-lasting insecticide nets (LLIN), which have insecticide molecules incorporated within the fibres, are widely use to control malaria and other insect-vectored diseases. Only recently have researchers begun exploring them to control agricultural pests.Entomologists from the Virginia Polytechnic at the.....

Covers area from Canada to Chile

New weather app helps produce professionals get on top of pricing

It’s the kind of idea born from the industry: an app that provides weather information and seasonality trends to help buyers, sellers and growers potentially stay ahead on pricing swings. This is the idea behind Weathermelon, a new app launched just over a month ago. The idea came from Thomas Barton and David.....

Lower California strawberry volume, but harvest will continue

Trace back program increases communication between strawberry growers and consumers

While seasonal volume is essentially winding down, Red Blossom is still harvesting 100,000+ strawberries per week right now and will push through the first week of July, according to their latest field data. “Our spring programs aren’t completely finished but they’re winding down,” said Michelle Deleissegues.....

Frank Döscher of the Elbe-Obst distribution company comments on the apple season

"We really cannot complain about this year"

"The stock reduction is going well and will be finished right before the arrival of the new harvest. Everything seems to be going according to plan," says Frank Döscher, CEO of the Elbe-Obst Vertriebsgesellschaft. Annually, Elbe-Obst produces more than 180,000 tons of apples. The fruit occupies approximately.....