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Banana fruit chosen for coating with composite films

Edible film based on chitosan incorporated with Sonneratia caseolaris extract

A new study examines the enhanced antimicrobial activities and physiochemical properties of edible film based on chitosan incorporated with Sonneratia caseolaris (L.) Engl.…

The kitchens are still open: Eateries reinvented

Recently, the hospitality sector has been deeply shaken by the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Since the first cases of coronavirus were confirmed, restaurants across the UK…

New technologies for salad washing

Food safety is the most important thing that everyone cares about. But during vegetable processing, cleaning is often accompanied by damage. How to achieve thorough cleaning while reducing damage is always a hot topic in the industry, according to sales manager Valencia Yu from Lueon Technologies. Last…

Robotic farming paving the way?

Is fully automated farming the future? It is, in fact, part of the future says Mike Zelkind, chief executive officer of 80 Acres Farms, a vertical farming company based in Hamilton, Ohio. “I think indoor farming should play a role in a holistic solution to farming—so should greenhouses and other traditional farms,” says…

"The digital divide is very much a real thing"

The Australian technology company helping to bridge the communication gap through off-grid networks

With 43 per cent of Australian farms having little or no mobile coverage, an Australian startup company is out to solve that problem through scalable wireless networks. While founder and CEO of Zetifi, Dan Winson says most of the large-scale trials and sales have been in broadacre cropping and cattle,…

"It's a bit like a radar used in identifying different aircraft...but it identifies where the bees are"

Radar-like technology used to improve pollination and increase yields in horticultural crops

With poor pollination costing growers millions of dollars each year globally, an Australian startup company has come up with a new innovation to help address the issue. Bee Innovative has developed a radar-like sensor called BeeDar, which is placed under a drone and is able to track bees in a crop of any…

A dream come true for all of us working from home

Microsoft can now filter out the sound of you eating potato chips on a conference call

Now that so many of us are working from home because of the coronavirus, Microsoft's built new technology that can identify your voice and filter out any other sounds.…

Avoripe tackles a true first world food problem

'When is my avocado ready for consumption?!'

For those who cherish the smooth, buttery taste of an avocado but do not know when their avo is ripe, well: modern problems require modern solutions. In order to solve this problem, Eden Bar-Tov and Elan Goldberg have built the AvoRipe, a device to notify you when your next avocado has reached that…

University of Illinois

US: New technology for screening crop traits

Like many industries, big data is driving innovations in agriculture. Scientists seek to analyse  thousands of plants to pinpoint genetic tweaks that can boost crop production—historically, a Herculean task. To drive progress toward higher-yielding crops, a team from the University of Illinois is revolutionizing…

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New ethylene sensor could help prevent food waste

It has been well-known for a long time that as flowers bloom and fruits ripen, they emit a colorless, sweet-smelling gas called ethylene. MIT chemists have now created a tiny…

Targeting Australia and New Zealand with automated solutions

"We have the answer ready to go – today"

The market in Australia and New Zealand faces glaring and common issues across customers in the region: Processors can’t find labor to staff their lines, they can’t retain the personnel they do find, they can’t afford to pass increasing labor costs to their customers, and there is a renewed focus on…

Professor Kerry Walsh, CQUniversity Australia

Australia: Non-invasive testing of dry matter in mango with F-750 meter

Through a research project, supported by Hort Innovation and funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program, professor Kerry Walsh from CQUniversity Australia has developed a non-invasive tool that can determine the…

Degrading the ethylene released by fruits and vegetables

Wood-based catalyst should keep fruit fresh for longer

If freshly bought bananas are stored in a full fruit basket, they won't stay yellow very long. The reason for the rapid ripening is the chemical compound known as ethylene. The gaseous plant hormone not only functions as a messenger substance within an individual fruit, but also influences other…

The game-changing technology helping with pest detections

An Australian company is taking the guess-work out of pest management, through real-time information of insect detection in orchards and farms. RapidAIM is the digital pest surveillance and management system for agriculture, using novel patented, low-power sensors that detect the presence of insects in a…

Four Australian potato producers to invest $1 million into utilisation of waste potatoes

Four of the largest potato producers in Australia will invest nearly $1 million into ways of utilising waste potatoes. Over the next three years, The Mitolo Group, Zerella…

Citrus Australia to lead a major traceability pilot program

Citrus Australia will head a new traceability pilot program, encouraging better traceability in fruit supply chains. Agriculture Victoria’s Program Manager for Traceability, Caroline Barrett made the announcement of $200,000 of funding from her organisation, to partner Citrus Australia, at the industry's…

Back Picker app aims to connect Australian growers & pickers

It was David Fevaleaki’s upbringing in Robinvale (Victoria), where his parents have worked in table grape and almond farms for over 30 years, that helped him understand the problems surrounding  fruit farms labour hires. David has created the Back Picker app, which will be available on the app store for both…

Aveiro university research

Portuguese scientists discover banana skins clean water

A team of investigators at Aveiro university have discovered that banana skins are excellent filters when it comes to cleaning waters contaminated by heavy metals. They apparently are particularly efficient when it comes to capturing mercury. They claim that to treat 100 litres of contaminated water,…

Central Queensland University & PF Australia

Machine vision used to optimise mango harvest

Central Queensland University researcher Dr Zhenglin Wang has used machine vision to optimise mango harvesting. He was able to do this after receiving a $180,000 Industry…

Idromeccanica Lucchini

Sector innovation and projects all over the world

Idromeccanica Lucchini focuses on innovation, yet not innovation that is confined in labs and workshops, rather innovation that can be witnessed at the Greenhouse Technology Park, a facility that was inaugurated a little over a month ago. "We are pleased with how things went. Around 5000 specialized visitors…

"We want to try and get out of the crowd, and differentiate our offering"

How innovation has helped a Victorian stone fruit farm become one of Australia's leading producers

Introducing and embracing innovation in a constantly changing technology ecosystem has helped Cutri Fruit become not only the largest stone fruit producers in Australia – but one of the leaders in the global fresh produce industry. Since returning to the farm in 2004, Managing Director, Gaethan Cutri has…

Magic

New absorbing pad for fruit with cellulose layer

Magic introduces an evolution of the absorbing pad, which features a cellulose rather than a plastic layer in line with the sector demands when it comes to sustainability.  "Our PaperPad raised quite the interest at Fruit Logistica. The outer layer is made of cellulose paste instead of plastic and is suitable…

France encourages the cultivation of yellow peas, the new trendy protein

Yellow peas have become a highly appreciated product by the agro-food and foodtech industries for the manufacture of alternatives to meat, given the growing trend of veganism.…

X-ray for nondestructive internal inspection of pear quality

To preserve the quality of fresh pear fruit after harvest and deliver quality fruit year-round a controlled supply chain and long-term storage are applied. During storage,…

"Market Intelligence and Early Warning System - MIEWS"

Indian govt launches portal on price levels of staple vegetables

Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday launched a portal that will forecast wholesale prices of three key vegetables - tomato, onion and potato - for three…

"The idea is for kids to be able to use it"

The new microscope device putting pest and disease detections back in the hands of farmers

Diagnosing pests and plant diseases leaves in horticultural production could soon be as easy as taking a picture with a mobile phone, following the release of a new AI Scope. An Adelaide-based startup company, officially launched the GoMicro mini microscopes at the evokeAG. 2020 conference in Melbourne.…

Making super-fast electric chargers out of the world’s stinkiest fruit

The wasted parts of the world’s smelliest fruit could be recycled into energy storage devices to rapidly charge electric vehicles and gadgets. Vincent Gomes at the University of Sydney and his colleagues used leftovers from the notoriously smelly durians and jackfruits, the world’s biggest tree fruit, to make superlight,…

University of Western Australia

Science is supersizing our vegetables

For those, thinking that fruit and vegetables in the supermarket are getting bigger: That's not just your imagination. And it's not by accident either. Scientists like Dr.…

Detecting Salmonella in less than eight hours

Germany: Researchers developing rapid Salmonella detection tester

A team from the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Branch Bioanalytics and Bioprocesses are working with the German microbiology and food analysis…

Dragon fruit dye to replace synthetic products

Researchers from the Yucatan Scientific Research Center (CICY) are studying the advantages offered by the Pitaya (Stenocereus queretaroensis), also known in English as “Dragon…

Ultra Vision Hyperspectral camera system launched

The Aweta booth attracted a lot of attention during Fruit Logistica Berlin. The bright red fair booth was hard to miss. Aweta’s most recent innovation was thoroughly discussed in the large central square lounge: The Ultra Vision Hyperspectral camera system. The Ultra Vision HS is the latest and most…

Danish supermarket expands vertical farming concept

Over the next two months, customers in 35 Irma stores will have the opportunity to experience vertical farming. The Danish supermarket has entered into an agreement with the German specialist in vertical farming, Infarm. Since the end of November, Irma has been the first in Denmark to test the concept in…

evokeAG. showcases some of Australia's brightest agritech startup companies

Investment into Australia’s agrifood technology has jumped by 83 per cent, according to AgFunder’s Founding Partner Michael Dean Mr Dean was one of the last speakers at the evokeAG. 2020 conference, which wrapped up on Wednesday in Melbourne, and was attended by more than 1,300 delegates. He delivered…

Fresh microgreens, off the wall and onto your plate

Picture the scene. You're in a restaurant, a delicious plate of food is sitting before you on the table. Then the chef shows up. "Just one minute, please", he says, walking over to the wall and harvesting some fresh microgreens from it. He sprinkles the finishing touch onto the dish. "Voilà!" If it…

Sell-out attendance as Asia Pacific’s premier agrifood tech event gets underway

More than 1,300 delegates from 22 countries have converged on Melbourne for the annual two-day evokeAG. conference, which began on Tuesday. The event is Asia Pacific's largest agrifood tech event, designed by industry to encourage domestic and international delegates to connect and collaborate across…

Miele offers solution for domestic vertical agriculture

The German company Miele is offering vertical agriculture solutions for the home with the marketing of domestic greenhouses, which offer the perfect growing conditions with minimal care and can be placed both in the kitchen and in the lounge. Domestic greenhouses allow fresh, aromatic and nutrient-rich…

Mexico

A wireless sensor protects the post-harvest quality of Hass avocado

A new wireless sensor, which was invented in Mexico and that records in real-time the blows suffered by Hass avocados during the selection and packaging processes, could help protect the final quality of the fruit. The avocado-shaped device is equipped with an accelerometer that records and measures the…

Greenhouse from start-up company Greenloop should cost less than €1000

Hamburgers invent salad carousel for the kitchen

Basil, mint, amaranth, romana - in restaurant Bullerei in the Schanzenviertel, herbs and salads have recently been growing right behind the entrance doors, on the wall. And every two minutes the carousel, in which the edible green plants are illuminated by artificial light, rotates a few centimetres. "It's…

An Australian-based project to increase the use of precision agriculture on vegetable farms

A national project, involving some of Australia's leading farming stakeholders, is focused on improving the adoption of precision agriculture (PA) technologies in vegetable production systems. Queensland's Department for Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has been leading a Hort Innovation funded project…

Worldwide Fruit to use pioneering Softripe technology

Worldwide Fruit is the first in the UK to use pioneering fruit ripening technology. The new system will be used for ripening avocados. Ripening the fruit in optimal conditions…

Australian produce supplier to use AI for predicting berry yield

Australian fruit and vegetable supplier Costa Group will use artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to optimise its berry farming operations in multiple states. Coast Group is deploying The Yield’s Sensing+ solution for eight of its berry farms in New South Wales, Queensland and…

YOOM™ tomato wins Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2020

The new purple YOOM™ tomato has won the prestigious award at the industry-leading Fruit Logistica Innovation Awards 2020 in Berlin, Germany. YOOM™ stands out with its purple color and its powerful sweet-sour balance for an umami taste. This new tomato variety brings another healthy food option to the…

Helps enable uninterrupted access to cold chain data

Emerson incorporates 4G/Cat-M Technology into next generation GO Real-Time Tracker

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) announced at the Fruit Logistica convention the release of its next-generation GO Real-Time Tracker based on 4G/Cat-M technology.This latest innovation…

Fruit Logistica 2020

DeltaTrak will present two new FlashLink PDF In-Transit Bluetooth Low Energy loggers

DeltaTrak® will present two new FlashLink In-Transit BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) loggers at Fruit Logistica 2020, Hall 23, Stand A-12, from February 5 - 7, 2020, at the Berlin ExpoCenter City, Berlin, Germany. DeltaTrak is proud to announce the release of the FlashLink In-Transit BLE Logger and the FlashLink In-Transit BLE…

Autogrow launches wireless smart sensor network into US$40 billion global greenhouse market

Leading AgTech expert Autogrow has released a wireless smart sensor giving greenhouse operators high density microclimate data to improve yield, quality and decision making. Each Folium sensor gathers environmental data including temperature, humidity, CO2, PAR, RAD and barometric pressure, which growers…

Hapag-Lloyd LIVE

Hapag-Lloyd launches remote reefer supply chain monitoring tool

Container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd is adding near real-time monitoring of its reefer containers to their product portfolio. “Hapag-Lloyd LIVE” increases the transparency of the cold chain by offering customers a number of data sets about the condition and location of their reefer containers. The…

Purdue University

University creates portable device for on-site E. coli testing

Foodborne illness hits about one in six people in the United States every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million people in the US get sick due to one or more of 31 recognized pathogens, including E. coli O157:H7, a particularly harsh strain of E. coli. Researchers…

Ortomad

Human capital as a main resource for innovative processes

In 2019, Ortomad activated a development plan supported by R&D investments and projects in both the industrial and agricultural fields.  The extension of the production area, which now covers 10 thousand square meters, has made it possible to build an integrated facility in line with the corporate mission…

Cactus leather and pineapple-leaf wool:

Eco fabrics we could soon be wearing

At a current London expo, eco fabrics of the future that use plants and natural waste instead of artificial fibres are being showcased. Cactus leather, wool made of pineapple leaves sourced from leftovers at juice bars and innovative sportswear embedded with live bacteria to neutralise body odour all…

IUV's objective is to replace plastic packaging with coating to reduce food waste

IUV Srl is an innovative start-up that was set up in May 2019 focusing on the research, development, production and commercialization of modern, sustainable and natural packaging. The idea behind it, however, dates back to 2011. "I was in high school in 2011 and, during a Business English lesson, the teacher…

New tomato varieties launched at Fruit Logistica

Ready for a snack at the Fruit Logistica or looking for new tomato varieties to grow? TomaTech will introduce Savorino & Flavortom, their new mid size cocktail tomatoes, at the show. They are part of the Harmony collection of six branded tomatoes selected for their quality, "Each offers a unique gourmet…

Start-up introducing a revolutionary automatic QC and data analytics platform

Imagine being able to do the countless quality checks needed within the fruit and vegetable supply chain automatically? This is precisely what an Israeli start-up has achieved. “Our platform is disrupting the $2 trillion Fresh Produce supply chain by creating the world’s first automatic QC and data…

QS at Fruit Logistica 2020:

More internationality and even better traceability

On the occasion of Fruit Logistica 2020 in Berlin, QS Qualität und Sicherheit LLC announced to further expand the international supplier network for QS goods. This creates quality assurance and reliability at a comparably high level. To this end, the controls for the traceability of QS-certified goods will…

Hans Keijzer, zti smart machines's co-owner:

"Our new pineapple peeler prevents juice loss"

A pineapple peeler is not, in itself, a new machine. There are already many kinds. "You can, however, improve the existing pineapple peelers in a large number of ways. Included here is considering several important core elements. Think of increasing the pineapple's shelf life, a better yield, and an ROI.…

Ethylene management products provide solutions for ripening and degreening

Fresh Produce Instruments now supplies a versatile product line for ethylene management. Solutions for fresh fruit and vegetable ethylene application is now available through the company with ethylene generators, citrus generators for ethylene application, ripening concentrate, and gas analysers. Ethylene…

YieldTec

Christchurch start-up is altering the fruit picking game

YieldTec is a young start-up, operating out of the Ministry of Awesome's Te Ōhaka, a start-up incubator at Ara Institute of Canterbury. The Christchurch company start-up is exploring ways to include robots in fruit picking to end seasonal labour shortages. It is hoping to revolutionise the fruit picking…

Portuguese tech institute researches advanced biofuels from tree-pruning-waste

At the BLC3 Campus of Technology and Innovation in Oliveira do Hospital, a project to use the waste from pruning vines and fruit trees to produce advanced biofuel is being developed. The BLC3 association “is developing a circular economy project in the agricultural sector, where it aims to use the waste…

Lidl Denmark sells leftover fruit and vegetables with the help of food waste app

Lidl started in the spring of 2019 with a test of the food waste app, 'Too Good To Go' in 21 branches. The rest of the 124 Lidl branches in Denmark followed in November. The result: 50,000 sales of the so-called Magic Boxes with leftover fruit and vegetables that customers can pick up in the store at the…

Pepper, tomato, strawberry, persimmons, etc.

"Advancing the coloring of fruits and vegetables helps producers"

"Producers can improve the commercial category of their products by using one of our nutritional products that improve the ripening of fruits and vegetables to advance the…

Orticultura in Campo, where the watchword is innovation, ends today

Photo report: second day of Orticultura, Campo

The second day of Orticultura in Campo, in Guidizzolo (Mantova), sold out as well. After Wednesday's inaugural day, the flow of visitors on Friday was also constant, well above expectations. Look at the photos from the fair! On the second day, the watchword was innovation: mechanical, of product, of process,…

VOEN Vöhringer sees great potential for "Zip it" system in international commercial fruit growing

"Growing interest in our zipper"

For many years, the VOEN company has been an internationally recognized supplier of protective solutions for commercial fruit growing. Since 2014, the 'protective cover' solutions of the traditional company -located in the heart of the Lake Constance area- are also equipped with modern zippers. The efficient and user-friendly procedure…

C.H. Robinson formally introduces C.H. Robinson® Labs™

New innovation incubator drives supply chain technology solutions

C.H. Robinson formally introduced C.H. Robinson® Labs™, an innovation incubator where the next big ideas in logistics and supply chain are created, tested, and scaled to drive smarter solutions for C.H. Robinson’s customers and carriers. Tim Gagnon, Vice President of Analytics and Data Science at C.H.…

Academics from MIT and Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

System for cooling without electricity

The key to the functioning of this simple, inexpensive system is a special kind of insulation, made of a polyethylene foam called an aerogel. This lightweight material, which looks and feels a bit like marshmallow, blocks and reflects the visible rays of sunlight so that they don’t penetrate through it.…

Punjab, India

Checking vegetable prices on your mobile phone

Checking the prices of vegetables of people’s local market (mandi) is now easier than ever before with the launch of the e-PMB app by the Punjab Mandi Board (PMB). Launched by PMB chairman Laal Singh on January 8, the app, which has already been downloaded over 5,000 times, provides a daily list of…

Transition from fossil-fuel-based plastics to recyclable or biodegradable

They have had biodegradable and recyclable packaging options for the last five years. However, until recently, there was not so much demand for these. “Partly because of the costs,” says Athanasios Mandis, Zoepac’s Commercial Director. “This kind of packaging has not been so widely adopted because of…

Roll-out starts in Brisbane

Costa Group to develop 'Click and Collect service'

According to an article on insidefmcg.com.au, Australian fruit and vegetable supplier Costa Group is introducing a Click and Collect service for its retail and wholesale…

FarmERP will showcase new software at Fruit Logistica

ERP platform gives stakeholders complete control over process management

Sanjay Borkar and Santosh Shinde started out 18+ years ago as two young computer engineers with an aim to revolutionize agriculture using Information Technology Solutions. In 2001 they received a breakthrough and since then, they have been restructuring the norms of agriculture and farming. At the Berlin…

Quality improvement instrumentation for fresh produce

Quick Brix measurements through use of refractometers

As a European source of quality improvement instrumentation for fresh produce, Fresh Produce Instruments will showcase quality control instruments at Fruit Logistica. A variety of instrumentation for measuring Brix, fruit firmness, fruit size, produce quality, and temperature will be available for show…

Nissan tests use of electric vehicle for shipping strawberries

Nissan Motor Co. stated that it started a test for using an electric vehicle to ship strawberries in December last year, in cooperation with a strawberry farmer in the town of…

AgroFresh estimates their solutions bring food waste reduction of 10,000 metric tons

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. will showcase its extensive lineup of innovations for fresh produce at Fruit Logistica from February 5 to 7, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. Narciso Vivot, André Vink and Ivan Van Dessel from AgroFresh, at Fruit Logistica 2019. AgroFresh will exhibit its portfolio of solutions and…

Federico Bazán Rezza, manager of ABM:

"Spanish agricultural producers could reduce their water and fertilizer costs"

“Producers seek to reduce costs and innovative tools have been created for this. These products often allow you to save water, which is vital to achieve a sustainability that benefits all links in the chain,” says Agro BioMediterranean (ABM) manager Federico Bazán Rezza. “We have developed a…

Polish producer of fruit salads Fructofresh receives patent for German and international market

"We offer a solution for the production of fruit salads and mono-products with extended shelf life"

Just in time for Fruit Logistica in Berlin, the Polish producer of fresh fruit salads Fructofresh has managed to patent a solution for extending products' shelf lives. With this process, the shelf life of Fructofresh fruit salads and mono-products can be extended. The company, based in Gubin in western Poland,…

Unica, CASI and Biosabor present the new Adora tasty tomato

Única Group, the Cooperativa Agrícola San Isidro (CASI) and Biosabor, three of the Spanish companies with the greatest presence in the fresh tomato segment, have presented a…

Drones becoming more and more useful tools for fruit farmers

Researchers at the University of Idaho are looking into ways drones could be employed for fruit orchards and tree nurseries. Olga Walsh, University of Idaho, is researching the use of drones for fruit trees. Most of the agricultural applications for drones have been on grain crops like wheat, corn and…

“Smelling” when crops are ripe or food is burning

Stratuscent presents Digital Nose

At this year’s tech expo CES this week, digital noses are becoming a bit of a thing. At the Stratuscent booth, a Montreal, Quebec-based startup which is digitizing scents to…

Purple cocktail tomato nominated for Fruit Logistica Innovation Award

The Yoom tomato has been nominated as one of the 10 most innovative products presented at the forthcoming edition of the international Fruit Logistica 2020 trade fair. From 5-7 February, visitors will be able to discover and enjoy first hand #TheFlavourExperience offered by Yoom in exhibition halls…

App has already saved 28.6 million meals in Europe

Danish company ‘Too Good To Go’ to fight against food waste in the US

The Copenhagen-based company Too Good To Go, which connects users of its app with restaurants and shops that sell unsold food for a third of the price, is understood to be ready to expand into the US. The Danish company has been on a four-year mission to stamp out food waste in Europe, but now it wants…

Drone technology detects 2 tomato diseases with 99% accuracy

New technology being developed by University of Florida scientists identifies two dangerous tomato diseases with 99 percent accuracy. This finding is critical because diseases can cost growers millions of dollars annually in the state’s third most valuable crop. Thus, the earlier farmers detect those…

"Having a Piñabar in stores doubles pineapple sales"

The Piñabar is a machine that will cut up a fresh pineapple; it is set up in supermarkets to be used by the consumer, and was developed by Dutch Food Technology. Michel van Keeken, Piñabar’s CCO, says: “In 2013 we launched some prototypes in the Netherlands and in Spain, so right from the start there has…

Sydney start-up is digitally revolutionising fresh produce industry

Fresh produce industry’s $12b digital revolution

Sydney-based NetFresh launched in April 2019 and is set to revolutionise the $12 billion fresh produce industry. With a list of high-profile clients already on the books, including Sydney Markets, which is worth $3 billion alone, NetFresh allows producers and buyers, from growers through to retailers, to…

The Fruit Logistica 2020 Innovation Award nominees

Here are the nominations for this year's Fruit Logistica Innovations Award: Coconut automatic opening machine K30, from Shanghai FruitPro Information Technology Co. Ltd, ChinaThe K30 is a microcomputer controlled machine which opens coconuts safely and hygienically using patented blades so that the…

Shaun Biggs, Ellepot South Africa

Fruit nurseries in South Africa adapt to degradable paper containers

“What’s exciting about the fruit industry is that there’s a lot of expansion taking place in the deciduous and subtropical industries and we believe we’re offering a great solution at the right time,” says Shaun Biggs, experienced nurseryman and Ellepot representative in South Africa. “Many fruit…

Argentina has new spore detection devices in fruit trees

Pear productions from the town of General Alvear, in the south of the Argentine province of Mendoza, already have the first spore hunting systems for the prevention of fungal…

Aiding local farmers

Cameroon start-ups develop mobile app

Farmer Bienvenue Nzonje Ngoul has been growing tomatoes in southwestern Cameroon for four years. Unfortunately, his yields have dwindled recently due to unknown diseases. "My crops are regularly attacked by illnesses and these can cripple you in one day," Ngoul said. To avoid a repeat of this, the farmer…

Vacuum cooling is widely used for fresh produce

Vacuum cooling is widely used in the fresh produce industry of the United States, Europe and China. As a result of the energy consumption from water evaporation at low pressure, the temperature of fresh produce can be reduced efficiently from the field temperature of 28 ° C to 2 ° C. Arvin Lau from…

LG presents a smart greenhouse to grow vegetables in the kitchen

Due to the upcoming edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the main fairs and congresses on consumer technologies that will take place in Las Vegas (Nevada, United States), LG has presented its first intelligent greenhouse, a new type of appliance that can be installed in the kitchen to…

Grow food anywhere! The Mexican startup that innovates in agriculture

A Mexican startup is offering the possibility of growing vegetables within the city in a healthy enclosed space and harvesting up to 100 times more than normal. Juan Succar and Jorge Lizardi, graduates of the Tec de Monterrey Leon campus, created the Verde Compacto company, which follows the new global…


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