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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…

New packaging solution that degrades in 4 weeks

"Our stand in Berlin was a success and our Progetto 2020 insulating range with zero impact aimed at environmental sustainability (called Biopop) dominated the scene," reports Alessandro Scurria, administrator of Scf Packaging. Alessandro Scurria "We are pleased to announce we are the first company to…

BASF launches new lettuce concepts

Nunhems, the vegetable seeds subsidiary of BASF, is holding a new edition of its Lettuce and Spinach Demofield in Cartagena (Murcia) on 10-14 February, where it will be showcasing its new types of lettuce and spinach. “We want to go one step further and not just rest on our laurels as a producer but also…

Californian growers use covers to protect their crops from harsh weather

Drought and freezing temperatures, in particular, are two of the challenges associated with climate change which have long been an everyday reality in California. While they may appear to be antithetical to each other at first sight, the experience of the State over the last ten years has demonstrated…

Latest crop protection solutions by Arrigoni

"We worked with the Federico II University in Naples to find solutions to improve air circulation and protection against insects. We also  worked with the "Edmund Mach" foundation to contain phytosanitary treatments and protect crops from the rain," explains Davide Daresta, communications manager for Arrigoni,…

Leonard Kampschöer: "Hard and sweet apple the European market is looking for"

New apple variety Tessa presented

At Fruit Logistica in Berlin the new apple variety Tessa was presented. First of all, a European kick-off took place with all European partners and then FruitMasters, as producer for the Dutch market, presented the apple in a special event to its Dutch customers. In the photo: Mayor Servaas Stoop of West-Betuwe,…

Frigga's 4G real-time monitor launched at Fruit Logistica

Since the launch of their single-use dry-ice real-time temperature monitor last month, Frigga's cold chain real-time monitoring solution has received positive feedback from…

Retilplast introduces new diffused-light film boasting excellent transparency and low calorific value

Retilplast, a company manufacturing and commercializing nets, films and tarpaulins, continues to develop solutions to improve the quality and quantity of productions. "The recently-developed Poly-Film Ultra enables the modification of incoming light and improves photosynthesis by maximizing both the…

Beekenkamp Verpakkingen

Introduction of four new varieties of transport tray, low and half height

There is an increasing interest among companies that work with automated logistics systems for transport containers with a smooth surface at the bottom. These transport containers with a smooth bottom are able to move much more smoothly over an automated conveyor belt, roller conveyors or chain conveyor.…

Calibrex electronic sorting machines at Perfect - Van Wamel

Recently Perfect - Van Wamel has taken over the distribution of the French Calibrex sorting machines for a number of countries, including the Netherlands. Calibrex is based in Cavaillon where they focus on the construction of electronic sorters for a very large variety of round fruits by weight. The delivery…

Transverse belt slicing machine makes precision slicing of oblong vegetables possible

The new Volantis transverse belt slicing machine is designed for the precision slicing of oblong vegetables. The Belgian company, FAM, manufactures this slicer. Not only products such as cucumbers, carrots, and courgettes can be processed using this machine. It can also be used to slice green beans,…

UK's first purple broccoli shakes up supermarket shelves

Dutch seed producer Bejo has developed Redi, a purple broccoli that meets many consumers' demand for a healthy vegetable that is easy to prepare. The broccoli is packaged in recyclable cardboard. This broccoli with its tender stalk and small florets can be prepared in a wide variety of ways, from raw to…

Manvert mokry

Biovert launches a new product to prevent manganese and zinc deficiencies in citrus

Biovert is launching manvert mokry this month, a liquid mixture of complex micronutrients that prevents manganese and zinc deficiencies in crops, thus improving the quality of…

“High-pressure fogging will become the standard in the market”

When Meteor Systems joined the North American market, growing on gutters wasn’t the standard there, but nowadays it is. Since optimizing production efficiency is a key point, more and more techniques are becoming common practice for growers,. To further help growers,  Meteor Systems have teamed up with MJ-Tech…

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…

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…


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