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Italy: "Covering orchards is not the limit"
"Just a few years ago, thinking of a cherry orchard being in a polytunnel or greenhouse would have seemed crazy, but it is no longer so because of climate change," explains Guglielmo Costa, professor at the Department of Agricultural Science of the Bologna University and speaker at the Vignola Cherry.....
Bato Allround Trough suitable for all substrates
The Bato Allround Trough is suitable for all substrates. The gutter/trough can be installed directly on the ground, because the two ribbed legs provide stability. The invention has a unique drainage system for moisture control.The Allround Trough offers several drainage options:1. Two open, round drainage.....
New USB temperature recorder Praxas
Praxas, supplier of protection and control instruments, is launching the new Praxas USB recorder (by Logtag), a data recorder for monitoring temperatures during transport and storage of products.The Praxas USB recorder offers high quality at a fair price. The product is user-friendly thanks to the USB.....
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First version of onion genome ready
On Tuesday January 13th researcher Richard Finkers presented a first version of the onion genome to the largest scientific congress of genomics for plants and animals: the 'Plant and Animal Genomics (PAG) conference in San Diego. Breeding a new onion breed takes 12 to 16 years now. Companies believe that by.....
Redlove, the new red apple
A new type of apple that looks like a tomato and is full of antioxidants is about to arrive in France. The Redline apple is not transgenic, but a simple cross of natural apples. Researchers used a type of apple with red flesh from Asia (which is very acidic so not very good) and crossed it with another sweet.....
BelOrta's new hinged lid box
BelOrta introduces a brand new innovation regarding its Belgian endive packaging. At first sight, the box looks the same as before. However, a special system has been introduced in the lid, meaning only a part of it can be flipped open.That means endive can be taken out of the box without having to.....
New pepper-harvesting robot
The project for the development of a robot capable of harvesting peppers in greenhouses has concluded, according to sources of the Agricultural University of Wageningen, the Netherlands.It is a European research project called "Clever Robots for Crops", which was reported to have started on 21 May last.....
French website sells vegetable bouquets
The website Ocibok’elles (www.ocibokelles.fr) has come up with the idea of selling bouquets entirely made up of fruit and vegetables. The creators say that the advantage is “you can enjoy the beauty of the bouquet for about 8 days before cooking it”. The bouquets are made of seasonal products, often from.....
What happened to vegetable innovations of the past?
Innovation – always an integral part of horticulture! But how did recent vegetable innovations fare after their introduction? Taking the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award as a lead, we look at the successes of recent years. Which ones are still around?This year, the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award was.....
French ugly food brand launched
Battered vegetables, pale fruit… One third of products made for human consumption does not end up being eaten. France wastes or bins 17 million tons of food every year. But this could be changing. For many months now we have seen a series of “anti-waste” initiatives in supermarkets. People may also have.....
US: Strawberry growers get disease-fighting smartphone app
When it comes to dealing with strawberry diseases, there’s now an app for that. A Clemson fruit specialist and a computer software designer have teamed up to develop a smartphone tool to help strawberry growers. The app will be unveiled at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference that is.....
Tomato greenhouses to be heated by waste
The new year begins on a positive note in Lapouyade where as of October 60 or so full time jobs will be offered in tomato growing. Two farming greenhouses will be built over 8 hectares in direct proximity to Veolia’s landfill end waste site, which is where the heat needed to grow the fruits will come from......
Bonduelle launches 3 frozen veggie products
Bonduelle has launched three new frozen products for the festive season : Extra fine green beans with parsley, celeriac mash and sautéed forest mushrooms. With these three products Bonduelle is offering a choice of tasty vegetables to accompany festive holiday dishes. The green beans are pre-cooked, they.....
Innovation puts end to brown guacamole
Creamy guacamole. This healthy offering is no longer considered a specialty or ethnic food. Guacamole has gone mainstream.Oxidative browning has always been the main detractor to this popular dip. Once prepared, there is very little time to enjoy guacamole before color changes begin. NatureSeal’s scientists.....