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Innovative covers for actinidia and cherry orchards

The newest trends that will impact the agriculture net and tarp sector will be related to covers that reduce the use of pesticides. This is why Aniplast's efforts are focused on the research and development of new technological solutions aimed at organic products supplied by the fruit and vegetable chain…

IQF avocado brings new business opportunities

The fresh avocado market comes with limits. Whether it’s a limited supply compared to a growing demand or the short shelf life leading to significant food waste, the sector…

Stoffels Tomatoes:

“A tomato must be really extraordinary to survive on store shelves”

There are many parameters a product must meet to survive on store shelves. And even if it scores high on all levels, success is not ensured. In short: there is a lot involved when it comes to introducing new products. Mainly time.  Petra en Paul Stoffels, the owners of Stoffels Tomatoes An unusual, aromatic…

Dutch company introduces Bull sales table

Fresh produce market vendors can rely on this table's practicality and stability

Packing a market table full of strawberries is not a problem. But, if you want to sell potatoes, your table must have a stable base. Karin Koopman of the Dutch company, Koopman Jager Parasols en Zeilmakerij, was not satisfied with the market tables that were on offer. They, therefore, designed a steadier…

Erica Biel Martín, director of quality and R&D

Sanifruit's alternative to Geotrichum candidum

The EC published the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1865 of November 28, 2018 on the non-renewal of the approval of the substance propiconazole, in accordance…

New date sorting technologies

The new frontier of automated sorting concerns dates. Consumption is increasing all over the world and producers are getting equipped to sort the fruit not only based on weight and grade, but also on external quality. Futura is one of the few companies in Europe that can supply date sorters.  "We started manufacturing date sorters a…

Tomato grower to drop TOV 'bombs'

This week in Anaheim, Sunset will unveil its newest on-the-vine tomato bomb at Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Tradeshow & Expo. The sweet golden snacking tomato follows the Flavor Bombs and Sugar Bombs, both of which are ripened and packed on the vine. “Sunset dominates the on-the-vine snacking…

Introduction of new pepper flavors: Black Jalapeno and Wild Wonders

First came Aloha. Then Shazam!. Now Sunset offers two new flavor innovations in the pepper category: Kaboom! black jalapeno and premium Wild Wonders peppers. “Sunset is the fastest-growing pepper brand in the United States,” says Paul Mastronardi, President and CEO, and the fourth-generation family member…

Bordex Packaging presents new meal time concept

The PressurePack can cook and warm food up

When cooking and warming up a fancy vegetable mix or a complete meal, the focus is on retaining quality, flavor, and nutritional value. That is why the Dutch company, Bordex Packaging, recently developed the PressurePack microwave packaging. It has a valve built into the side of the packaging. This valve…

Reemoon launches new sorting technology

This year's Asia Fruit Logistica took place a few weeks ago. Although this year’s edition is different from previous years, as one of the most important fruit and vegetable exhibitions in Asia, the number of exhibiting companies was still satisfactory. Jiangxi Reemoon Technology Holdings Co., Ltd. took…

Products recalled after spinach found to be potentially contaminated with E. coli

Urban Remedy, a California-based producer and retailer of ultra-fresh, organic meals, is voluntarily recalling 76 salads and wraps that contain spinach that may be contaminated with E. coli. Seventy-six salads and wraps are still unaccounted for. No juices or any other products are being recalled. “In an…

LIDA Plant Research launches Ecothrin®

Organic insecticide to tackle "Tuta absoluta"

Motivated by our desire to continue launching new solutions and products for the improvement of yields and crop protection, we are presenting one of our latest innovations in the defense against pests: Ecothrin®. It is an organic insecticide with a unique microencapsulated formulation registered for…

Pest control with Agrintech nets

Professional agriculture is increasingly focusing on pest control (e.g. Halymorpha Halys), as pests have damaged and continue to severely damage crops. Protecting crops is now a must in agriculture and defense tools to prevent attacks and reduce the use of pesticides and treatments must be implemented.  In horticulture, attention mainly…

CambridgeHOK & growers with APS Group collaborating

Steam sterilisation unit developed to fight ToBRFV

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) was first identified in Israel in 2014, but has since spread to Europe, east Asia and the USA. The virulent disease can quickly render whole tomato crops unmarketable as infected fruit develop chlorotic marbling and brown rugose patches. Once the symptoms are…

Increasingly bizarre weather making covers a necessity

The violent storms that affected most of the Adriatic coast in early July are still etched in our minds. Considering the increasing frequency of these phenomena due to climate change, facing them with whatever technology makes available is essential.  Francesco Giotta, owner of Azienda Agricola Masseria Cantone in…

Ideal Tutor, tutoring for greenhouse crops

"In agriculture, the productive process can make a huge difference in terms of time and labor costs," explains Alessandro Avarino, administrator of SIA Group, a company dealing with technical innovation in the greenhouse sector.  Alessandro Avarino "Our Ideal Tutor system is an extremely useful tool to rationalize…


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