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US (CA): Plant tape could make planting more efficient
Growers in just about every part of the country have had issues finding enough workers to plant, maintain and harvest crops. While the labor issues that have caused shortages in the field are complex and will take time to solve, new transplanting technology can make more efficient use of the labor that is.....
Ukraine and Belarus want to develop cooperation in the agriculture sector
Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy invites Belarus to produce agricultural machinery in Ukraine
The Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food (Minagroprod) invites Belarusian producers of agricultural equipment to start manufacturing their products in Ukraine. As reported by the Minagroprod’s press service, the head of the Ministry of Alex Pavlenko made this proposition at a plenary meeting.....
France : Self-propelled harvester for green beans
Two French vegetable farmers, Gaël and Pierre Landais, have managed to boost their bean production by buying a self-propelled harvester, called the Big Jack, made in the USA. “Before, it would take us between 20 and 30 hours to harvest one hectare of beans,” explains Gaël. “With the new machine, we can do it.....
Minneapolis, MN- July 26-30, 2015
CID Bio-Science to attend Plant Biology 2015
CID Bio-Science will attend the American Society of Plant Biologists' annual Plant Biology conference in Minneapolis, MN over July 26-30. CID Bio-Science staff will be available at booth 307 to demonstrate the full CID product line of plant physiology instruments, including the CI-202 and CI-203 Leaf Area.....
Bright future for citrus thanks to citrus wash-line
During transport or extended storage of citrus, the danger of fungus is always looming. Polishing the oranges and mandarins by hand is time-consuming, while a quick wash yields a faster and better result. Since mid-April, P. Looije Verpakkingen has had a citrus wash-line. It’s located in the Netherlands.....
ECCS becomes Switrace following acquisition
Escort Cold Chain Solutions SA (ECCS), the global supplier of temperature and humidity data loggers for the cold chain industry, is to operate under a new name – Switrace SA – after acquiring Viemme SRL, the development and manufacturing division of FAPS Engineering.Following the acquisition, Switrace SA has.....
Verbruggen stacking quicker and quicker
Verbruggen is a specialist in palletizing, but according to sales engineer Freerk-Jan de Haan, they have also been busy with non-pallet stacking lately: "Companies in markets like South America find wood too expensive and the end customer does not want to pay for it. That's why more and more companies opt.....
US (NC): Researchers look at mechanical blueberry harvester
It’s late in the growing season at the North Carolina State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Castle Hayne Research Station as blueberry breeder Maggie Schaber walks the rows, plucking the occasional berry and popping it into her mouth.‘Hot’ doesn’t begin to describe this sweltering June morning......
GKS supplies vacuum packaging line to Finnish vegetable cutter
GKS Packaging is to supply a complete weighing and packaging line to a Finnish producer of cut vegetables and peeled potatoes. "Our customer supplies its large packages with cut cabbage, iceberg lettuce, peeled potatoes and carrots, to a large worldwide operating fast food chain," says Roland Witvoet (left.....
15% tomato plant material
Harvest House: 15% of cardboard tray made from tomato
The growers from Harvest House have introduced a cardboard tray that is made up of 15% tomato stems. Tomato stems form after the tomato harvest and can be used with waste paper to create an alternative raw material for paper production. The first trays were ready at the beginning of this month at Harvest.....
Jet Precoolers and MacroBins are great combo for fast cooling
Every year, more growers are changing to use of plastic “MacroBins”, and abandoning wooden field crates, for a number of reasons. Life-cycle costs, sanitation, and durability are among them.Another benefit of the change-over - perhaps the best of all - is the ability to precool much faster in the new.....
Southern California Fresh Produce & Floral Expo:
Opportunity to view Felix instruments full product line
Felix Instruments—Applied Food Science will be attending the Southern California Fresh Produce & Floral Expo in Anaheim, California on July 14, 2015. F-750 Produce Quality Meter.Felix Instruments General Manager, Michael Larman, will be available to demonstrate the full Felix Instruments product line.....
New Bio-fresh treatment unit for fruit and sorting company Pronk Zwaagdijk
Bio-Fresh is a product that is applied as a coating to the pears. This coating influences the gas exchange of the fruit which makes it ripen less quickly. This means that pears that were not quite ripe when picked can also ripen slowly. Burg Machinefabriek from Kruiningen has been involved in the development.....
Netherlands blueprint international growth
Earlier this year, LC Packaging introduced a third division in the company, in addition to Agri and FIBC: Cardboard. With two own cardboard factories and Hungary and Belgium, the family business chooses to give cardboard a more prominent position in the company. LC Packaging is also looking to new markets to.....