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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…

Previum, of Codiagro

How to alleviate the problem caused by short and mild winters in deciduous fruit trees

There are many theories that directly blame climate change for the mild and short winters we are having. Others only point to climatic cycles. Whatever the reason, the warmer temperatures are causing production problems in some growing areas, especially since the ban on the use of hydrogen cyanamide. The…

Frigga provides real-time monitoring solutions for global supply chains

Frigga announces real-time, single-use wireless thermometers for dry ice and liquid nitrogen

Last month Frigga announced online support in 12 languages for "Frigga Track", an app that allows for real-time cold chain monitoring solutions. The app has received positive…

When anti-wind and anti-frost nets can make a difference

"Installing nets against wind and frost also enables the reduction of direct light on plants or, if transparent, they improve lighting especially in spring when abnormal weather events are more likely," explains Francesco Ruggia, general manager at Retilplast, a company specializing in the production,…

Fully automated multi-line palletizing system in action at Pomuni

Scott Automation has published a video. It shows its fully automated multi-line palletizing system in action. This multinational engineering company build this system for Pomuni. Pomuni is a Belgian potato supplier. This system was installed in their factory in Ranst, Belgium. In the video, you can see…

New device capable of disinfecting fruit and veg and charging your cellphone

YouPin, a remarkable device capable of disinfecting fruits and vegetables while also allowing wireless charging, is now available for sale in China. The device, manufactured by the company Ningbo Youban Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., is currently being backed by crowdfunding and more than 3,900…

New real-time monitoring system:

"Post-harvest logistics needs affordable prices"

"In today's market, post-harvest logistics require cutting-edge technology at affordable prices," stated Pablo Mugica, director of Ozeano. "One of the clearest examples is the real-time cold chain monitoring, which currently is only used to monitor certain products because of how expensive it is."…

Rijk Zwaan launches new snack brand SN!BS

Rijk Zwaan has a clear long-term goal: a healthy future. To achieve maximum impact in the chain, the vegetable breeding company based in the Dutch town of De Lier is a strong advocate of working in close collaboration with partners. The company has therefore chosen ‘Stronger together’ as the theme for…

FruitSpec

An Israeli company develops an automated solution for estimating agricultural performance

FruitSpec, a new Israeli company, seeks to revolutionize the world of fruit production, which covers more than 45 million hectares worldwide, by automating the estimation of crop yields. To date, crop yields are estimated manually: the agricultural teams count the number of trees and, based on a sampling…

“Fertilpot: Natural, plantable and made of 100% wood fiber"

Fertil has been proposing its Fertipot in horticulture for nearly 70 years, but the company now targets arboriculture and market gardening with a range of products specifically adapted to the needs of these sectors.“Fertilpot has always been mostly made of wood fibers. But for 5-6 years, we have invested…

Retilplast protects against climate change and brings harvesting forward

Walter Ruggia from Retilplast describes the new cover system as "a simple, inexpensive, practical and efficient structure that is easy to open and close, resistant to adverse weather events and with a similar cost to table grape covers. We are used to structures with a length of 30-40 m, but these can…

New approach will hopefully make export more efficient

Change of strategy in mango cultivation in Ghana

One of the two mango seasons is about to take off in Ghana. After making some investments, one American has had a difficult year last season. After making some adjustments in strategy though, they are now ready to put the mango from Ghana on the map for good. Last season, MakolaHub entered the mango…

Aniplast latest technological solutions

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…


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