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New plastic support for hydroponic crops such as basil

Rosa Plast has introduced a new support to grow basil using hydroponic cultivation techniques that increases productivity by 25% developed in collaboration with Cammelli . "Thanks to our lengthy experience and our collaboration with Cammelli, we developed a panel for the cultivation of basil. The great…

Israeli figs and Buddha's Hand available at Gaia Herbs in the Netherlands

"Clients know we are good for more than just herbs"

The Israeli fig season has started again at Gaia Herbs. This exporting company is located in Poeldijk, the Netherlands. "We will go through with this product until August. The new season will then run from October to December/January", says the company's Patrick Stoffels. "Sales are good. We have,…

Craig Thomas, of CN Seeds:

"We already have basil varieties resistant to mildew"

Currently, the consumer demand for basil is at its peak. The new basil varieties resistant to mildew, developed by the team of Rutgers University in New Jersey with Van Drunen Farms (VDF), have shown great resistance to mildew attacks," says Craig Thomas, commercial director of CN Seeds Limited. Van…

South Hessian season for outdoor herbs in full swing

"Greenhouse cultivation will never replace open fields"

The season for German outdoor herbs is nearing its peak: At present, large volumes of native varieties as well as special herbs are arriving at wholesalers and in the retail trade. The campaign is also gaining momentum in southern Hesse, says Kai Reinheimer, owner of the vegetable farm that bears the…

Wilco Heemskerk; Fresh Organic Choice

Organic herbs from Ghana and Ethiopia

Wilco Heemserk, founder of Fresh Organic Choice, supplies fresh organic herbs to the market all year round. The company from Poeldijk now supplies its products not just in the Netherlands, but also in Scandinavia, Germany and Belgium. Year round "We can supply diverse organic herbs to the market twelve…

German herbs in environmentally friendly packaging

Netto launches sustainable mini potted herbs

From May 27th, Netto will be offering mini-herb gardens for local cuisine in all branches nationwide. The special feature: The pot, which is planted with four herbs, consists…

Study of mycotoxin contamination in Italian and Tunisian aromatic herbs and spices

Spices and aromatic herbs can be contaminated with mycotoxins due to their pre-harvest, post-harvest and storage conditions. Researchers from the University of Messina assessed the mycotoxin content of 112 samples from different species and aromatic herbs from Italy and Tunisia to highlight their…

Brexit, legislation and the weather cause problems on herb market

Because of the climatological circumstances, the situation on the herb market is a bit more difficult. Due to the cold weather, it’s taking longer for Belgian herb productions to come into production. Although the consumption of fresh herbs increases considerably every year, not a lot of shifts can be…

New basil seed varieties promise downy mildew resistance

Field-production of new downy mildew resistant basil varieties has yielded positive results, which researchers believe promises the herb-industry some much-needed relief from this debilitating disease. These commercially viable downy mildew resistant (DMR) varieties were developed by a team at Rutgers…

Warm weather results in surge of organic herb volume

Spring has sprung in both California and Mexico for Jacobs Farm del Cabo, who are reporting an upsurge in the availability of fresh herbs for the next foreseeable weeks. Fresh organic herbs including basil, spearmint, thyme, and oregano have made a rebound from the winter weather and the company said…

Market prices, year-on-year

Nigeria: Average tomato and onion prices dropped in March 2019

Selected food price watch data for March 2019 reflected that the average price of 1kg of tomatoes decreased year-on-year by 10.03% and month-on-month by 6.32%, ending up at N240.29 (€0.60) in March 2019 from N256.50 (€0.64) in February 2018. Similarly, the average price of 1 kg of yam tuber decreased…

Berlin start-up brings "small garden in the supermarket" to NRW

Infarm installed greenhouses at 2 Edeka stores in Münster

Grow herbs and salads locally in the market and get them, freshly harvested, in the shopping cart. With the "small garden in the supermarket", the word "freshness" takes on a new dimension. The department stores in Loddenheide and Gievenbeck welcome a new farmer in the city: start-up company Infarm from…

Thomas Herrmann offers the best herbs for the asparagus season

"We have now fully switched to German wild garlic"

Slowly, spring is arriving in Germany, and the people at Herrmann Kräuter in Neuss near Düsseldorf are certainly noticing it. People from the fourth generation of this herb grower now work 400 hectares of herb and cress varieties - and the peak season is near. In the asparagus season, wild garlic is very…

Böttcher Gartenbau supplies ingredients for popular Easter specialty

Seven herbs for green sauce - now with German herbs

Parsley, chives, chervil, sorrel, pimpinelle, borage and watercress: "Every connoisseur knows that these are the necessary ingredients for the green sauce." The well-tried specialty is a seasonal highlight, especially in Southwest Germany, and especially at Easter," says Hendzel, responsible for…

Caroline Kiening, Kiening Gemüsebau GbR:

"Special herb varieties are well received in spring"

For many producers and medium-sized trading companies, potted herbs are an interesting product category with which they can directly address a certain clientele. Bavarian vegetable-growing company Kiening has also been gradually expanding its existing range of herbs for several years. Now in the spring,…

Price of greens in Ukraine rose by 19% in March

According to the price monitoring conducted by analysts EastFruit weekly , Ukrainian prices for fresh greens in March jumped by 19% immediately, despite the increase in average daily air temperatures and the beginning of sales of greenery produced in Ukraine from greenhouses in the southern regions of…


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