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"Growing number of fruit and vegetable retailers keep products fresh with Logfresh preservative card"

"The living standards of Chinese consumers continue to improve. As a result, Chinese consumers show a growing interest in high-quality, fresh fruit, as a result many suppliers are using preservatives to prevent fruit from spoiling during transport or on the shelves and to preserve the nutrients and…

"It is the first of its kind in a high-tech environment."

Australian glasshouse producer planning to diversify into the cucumber space

A major Australian glasshouse producer and marketing company, Flavorite is preparing to diversify its business, with the introduction of high wire glasshouse grown continental cucumbers. Flavorite is building another four hectares of glasshouse, ready for planting in June 2021, at its facility in…

How one Australian company is turning mushrooms into a meat alternative

An Australian company that began turning mushrooms into meat alternative products less than three months ago says demand is already incredibly strong. Fable Food Company CEO Michael Fox explains that mushrooms are used as the base for the plant-based protein products, which he says try to be as close to…

"We heard whispers that Gisborne navel oranges were one of the best-kept secrets"

The taste of New Zealand citrus becomes an iconic biscuit flavour

The flavour of New Zealand oranges has been immortalised, with the taste and flavour being used in the iconic Tim Tam biscuit. Gisborne fruit and produce supplier First Fresh supplied the fruit, which has been used directly in the biscuit - and the selection even caught the company's managing director…

New Australian products helping to reduce synthetic chemical use on farms

An Australian product that allows farmers to optimise yield and reduce environmental impact through the use of naturally occurring microbes and fungi, is growing in popularity. Thinkbio started five years ago, with a focus on biological products using naturally-occurring strains of bacteria and fungi to…

Wayki is a Chilean system granted exclusively to Valente Pali

Innovative open and close cover system that reduces orchard protection costs

Wayki®, the innovative open and close roofing technology that reduces the cost of orchard protection, designed and developed in Chile, has recently granted Valente srl of Campodarsego (Padua) global sales rights (except for South America), with exclusive rights for Italy. "Wayki® is the only automatic…

The Spanish company offers the Fruit Fly Attractant® and Drosoan® solutions

Koppert recommends starting the biological control of Drosophila suzukii in berries

The technical department of Koppert Spain recommends berry producers to immediately start installing traps for the biological control of the Drosophila suzukii fruit fly.…

Schwing Technologies offers an ecological cleaning solution to the packaging sector

Vacuclean, the vacuum pyrolysis system for metal filters contaminated with rPET

Recycled PET (rPET) is increasingly used more and more for the production of fruit and vegetable trays; as circular packaging is key. The metal filters used in the production process in large manufacturing lines have to be changed daily, sometimes every shift and cleaned of debris. "To clean these…

A tailor-made solution to preserve freshness on the shelves

The French company Areco is developing systems that help improve the preservation of fresh produce on the shelves, in order to reduce food waste. “We have a range of solutions meeting the needs of almost all fruits and vegetables.” explains Aurianne Natoli, marketing and communication representative.…

The company will be the exclusive distributor of OROCIDE in Spain

Idai Nature launches a fully natural fungicide, acaricide and insecticide solution

The growing demand by agricultural producers for natural products to treat their crops has led the biotech company Idai Nature to reach an exclusive distribution agreement with the South African company Oro Agri to commercially develop its registered natural product OROCIDE in Spain. This is a…

New device presented at NovelFarm

An experimental fruit meter to measure quality

At NovelFarm, the University of Bolzano and IIT (Italian Institute for Technology), presented a "fruitmeter that uses electric current to measure parameters, which can then be used to assess the ripening level, texture and water content of fruit," explain Pietro Ibba and Maria Rivola.  Pietro Ibba and Maria…

Frigga promotes exceptionally inexpensive single-use USB thermometers

Frigga announced their 4G real-time thermometer last month in Berlin during Fruit Logistica 2020. This month the Frigga team comes with another product for the cold supply…

South Africa:

Fruit industry leaders demand uninterrupted power during critical picking season

The Western Cape fruit industry contributes to rural development and transformation by creating in excess of 27 000 direct, on-farm jobs and a further 109 000 dependants who…

Sweet Palermo Taste of the Year 2020 in Spain

Rijk Zwaan’s sweet pointed pepper Sweet Palermo has been chosen as Taste of the year 2020 by an independent group of consumers specialised in sensory analyses. The seal “Taste of the year” represents more than 20 years of experience in Europe and 10 year experience in Spain. The selection was based on…

Bizerba wins Top Supplier Retail Award with self-checkout solution

Bizerba has won the EHI Retail Institute's Top Supplier Retail 2020 award. This is part of the 2020 Reta Awards. The Reta Award went to METRONOM – METRO AG's technical branch - for the installation of the innovative Supersmart powered by Bizerba. This solution is a Scan & Go Loss Prevention system. "Supersmart powered…

Sweeper, the first sweet pepper harvesting robot

In modern greenhouses, there is a high demand for automated labor. The availability of a skilled workforce that accepts repetitive tasks in harsh greenhouse climate conditions is decreasing rapidly. The resulting increase in labour costs and reduced capacity puts major pressure on the competitiveness of…

Drapes that feature innovative aesthetic and technical characteristics

A system by Retiplast for defending and improving crops through roofing structures

"With the increasing occurrence of climate change and the disruption of seasonal trends, having a suitable coverage adapted to the needs of each farmer can be a solution to ensure not only profitability, but also increases the chance of reaching higher prices, especially if we take into account the early…

Fiona Davidson, Dalival:

“The Fred® pear has characteristics rarely found together in one variety”

Globally, there is a growing interest in differentiating the pear supply. The sector wants to segment the shelves especially, according to the fruits’ appearance, with green, bronze, bicolor or red pears. “The goal is to increase the offer, and therefore the volumes sold, while making the shelves more…

Root Plus Green

Vellsam offers solution to improve the rooting and growth in strawberry cultivation

The Almeria-based company of agricultural biotechnological solutions Vellsam Materias Bioactivas has managed to improve the rooting and growth of strawberry plants with its Root Plus Green rooting solution, which enhances the root system and improves the plant's vegetative development. In tests carried…

Vicente Requena, MAF RODA Agrobotic:

“Berryscan and Cherryscan: true innovations for the analysis and quality control of blueberries and cherries”

Each year at Fruit Logistica, Hall 4.1 of Messe Berlin is entirely dedicated to machinery. This year, MAF RODA Agrobotic presented several innovating calibrators, including the brand-new Berryway to calibrate blueberries and Cherryway 4 for cherries. Both calibrators were presented equipped with the…

Ellepot GrowBag and AIR Tray

Plastic bags no longer needed in propagation

Following on their success within the fruit and nut segments, the company has developed the Ellepot GrowBag, which along with their AIR Tray technology, eliminates the requirement for plastic bags in propagation. "With the new GrowBag and AIR tray system, growers can eliminate the need for plastic bags…

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…


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