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Purfresh

"Ozone as an alternative for CIPC in transport"

The ban on the sprout inhibitor CIPC is getting closer. For those in Belgium it will be a reality on June 30 this year and in the Netherlands, the substance can still be used until October 8. Many industry associations warn that the ban will have a major impact on potatoes and onions. There are…

Johnny Rasmussen, Senmatic about the introduction of the Bio Mixer

"Organic growers want to add microorganisms or bio-fertilizers without changing the EC"

Two growers have the same need for irrigation with a precise dosing of biomass - and it should be controlled automatically. As there was no fertilizer mixer on the market which was able to add microorganisms and bio-fertilizers to the irrigation water, they contacted Senmatic. The Danish manufacturer is,…

AgroFresh

Solutions to disinfect fruits, vegetables, and fruit and vegetable collection centers

The agricultural food industry is using more and more disinfectants. All tiers of the agricultural environment (producers, plants, distribution, transport) are responsible for having a successful food security program in which AgroFresh is a fundamental post-harvest company. AgroFresh continues to offer…

Sicural develops quick Covid-19 test for surfaces and processing lines

Sicural has developed a molecular biology test to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 (which causes Covid-19) for environmental samples. These tests are important to detect the presence of the virus on work surfaces in order to monitor and assess the effectiveness of sanitation processes. Companies can…

"Low-cost Chinese thermometers meet all the basic needs of fruit exporters"

The growth of the global fruit trade creates business opportunities for the producers of thermometers. However, as more and more companies enter this industry, the competition grows more intense. The key for success in this market is an easy-to-use thermometer with a great price-quality ratio. Apresys is…

Carolina Maset, from Suterra: "Let's make it less expensive to fight against the Mediterranean fruit fly in this campaign"

"Special COVID-19 bonus" to facilitate labor in the field

Thousands of seasonal workers have been unable to work in the fields due to mobility limitations caused by the COVID19 crisis and the state of emergency imposed by authorities. As a result, harvesting the crops in this campaign will cost more; a cost that will fall directly on producers. Suterra, which is…

TopControl

Weighing solutions save time and improve efficiency

TopControl weighing solutions enable a maximization of profits of over 50% with little personnel needed, which is important is a complex situations such as this one. "In times like these, productivity is much more than a simple question of economic efficiency. After all, the food industry must guarantee…

Peter Mouthaan, Dimo Systems

The modern mouse trap

In the Netherlands, rat poison has been banned for outdoor use as pest control since 2018. Soon, a European ban on the use of this poison will follow. The rat and mouse nuisance, however, threatens to only increase in the coming years. That is what the Dutch Animal Infestation Knowledge and Advice Centre reported in 2019. Time…

Frigga introduces a low-cost, single-use USB datalogger that lasts more than 90 days

Frigga announced their new 4G real-time datalogger at Fruit Logistica 2020 in Berlin in February. They are now bringing another new product for real-time monitoring solutions…

AlfaPro Next gains ground

AlfaPro Next, the successor to the proven AlfaPro (software for fresh sectors) is gaining ground. The basis of the system became available a few months ago. Flower wholesaler and cash & carry De Carpentier in Beverwijk switched successfully. Several comparable companies in Germany are now also using the system. The users are enthusiastic.…

Aweta: yellow pulp kiwi, more color more flavor!

IQA-InScan Pulse is the Aweta sensor for kiwi selection based on the organoleptic characteristics of each single product that determine its flavor and consistency: these are fundamental elements for operators to determine when, to whom and at which price to market their products. Until now, technology…

New solution turns cartons into ripening chambers

As the competition in the produce industry increasingly intensifies, it is important to ensure the freshness of fruit during transportation and the ripeness management after it reaches the destination. To address this issue, the Shandong Yingyangyuan Food Technology Co., Ltd. have introduced their…

Pieter Vermeulen, Sakata

“Traders must keep focusing on tasty snack tomatoes”

There are snack tomatoes everywhere these days. Consumers are currently obsessed with them. People have a huge choice, which bodes well for trading companies. Every year, they get many new snack tomatoes varieties from which to choose. This year, there are three, no four, new Sakata varieties, in red,…

Valente produces complete systems for innovative crops

Fruit orchards need to be safeguarded not only against hail, but also against insects. Posts and threads are essential for some stone fruits and all top fruits but, lately, solutions have also been introduced for climbing plants such as hops. Valente Pali is a leading company in this segment.  A hop system is…

A proposal from RK Growers

Saving on the harvest of small fruits is possible

An innovative and simple system to facilitate the picking of small fruits is being proposed by RK Growers. It can be used for cherries and raspberries as well. The system is simple but, like the Egg of Columbus, some had to think about it. As the video above shows, the operator wears a special belt with hooks…

app helps growers make most out of their TAPKIT

"Growing is not only about the right hardware, but also about knowledge and crop support"

With the TAPKIT, a  500 m2 greenhouse enabling growers to start-up their own hydroponic venture, TAP has brought hydroponic growing within reach of many growers all around the world. With the newly launched app, including crop advice on specific climate conditions, water quality and hundreds of FAQs, they…

Coen Boonen, TService

“A temperature logger has more applications than just in the cold store”

Pharmacists, pharmaceutical companies, meal deliverers, vegetable processors and even the National Archives. They all use the temperature loggers supplied by TService in Gennep. Although the company is a particularly big name in the pharmaceutical industry, it does not focus on one sector alone and that,…

Javier Biel, manager of Sanifruit

"We offer the only waste-free post-harvest solution for stone fruit"

The stone fruit season has already started and, like every year, the loss of turnover due to rot and/or complaints from customers is one of the biggest concerns for traders. Another aspect worth noting is the growing interest from consumers in healthy products and the reduction of food waste. "Stone…

We eagerly await the new tracking app as the Chinese refrigerated supply chain industry speeds up

Life across the globe has changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it is the pace of life or work, the changes are apparent. The most significant changes are isolation measures and personal sanitation measures that help to restrict the spread of COVID-19. The isolation also has a side-effect.…

One of the many solutions offered by Idromeccanica Lucchini

Wide range of customization options with the Multytunnel system

The Multytunnel technology system for greenhouses meets the needs of horticulturists who work on large surface areas. The experience gained by Idromeccanica Lucchini, also thanks to a continuous and successful interaction with horticulturists, has highlighted the need to combine the advantages of…

Frigga launches ultra-low-cost disposable USB temperature recorder

Launched at Fruit logistics 2020 in Berlin, Germany, at the beginning of February, the 4G real-time temperature recorder brings a new addition to Frigga's cold chain real-time monitoring product line. Frigga, a company that offers real-time monitoring products and solutions, has launched dozens of cold…

New tests show significant improvement in watermelon productivity under climatic stress conditions

Watermelon is a diclinomonoic species (both sexes on the same plant) but tends to be andromonoic, with a greater number of male flowers. In certain conditions of climatic stress (temperature, humidity, etc.), the production can be significantly affected, since the flowers obtained are of lower quality…

Over 100 hectares of nurseries in Poland and Spain producing 60 million strawberry plants

"The strawberry sector is not stopping despite the current health emergency and, while harvesting is continuing, we are already thinking about the next campaign. We have set up around 100 hectares of greenhouses, 70 of which in Poland and 30 in Spain. We planted the new Rossetta® (NSG 120), Marabella®…

50 per cent tax deduction by the Cura Italia decree

The use of ozone against Covid-19 in the sanitation field

The attempts made to curb the spread of Covid-19 highlight the importance of sanitation and, in particular, the role of the ozone in this field. At a time when information, suppositions and fake news are spreading, it is necessary to shed some light on real and concrete data in order to convey the right…

Séverine Vinçotte, Elinove:

“We bring a Latin touch to the European market”

After living in Mexico for 13 years, Séverine Vinçotte created Elinove, a company that imports products from Latin America. It imports niche products known for their health benefits, like the Nopal cactus, Aloe Vera and Australian finger lime pearls. Elinove, derived from “she innovates”, was founded in 2006.…

Valente

Innovative magnetic closing system for anti-insect nets

Defending crops from insects has become a necessity for producers, who would otherwise see their entire production practically destroyed. Nowadays, anti-hail nets serve this purpose as they have become multi-functional.   They are in fact the only effective solution against insects, provided that they come with a…

Tasmanian berry farm ensures fruit-based syrups continue production

Tasmanians will continue to have locally grown and produced blackcurrant and raspberry syrups, despite the withdrawal of Coca-Cola Amatil's Cascade Ultra C from sale. Westerway Raspberry Farm has launched new syrups under their own brand – “Westerway Farms”. The farm business is owned by the Clark Family…

David Marks - Levity Crop Science

Lono, the most protein at lowest carbon cost, now in South Africa

Not all forms of nitrogen are created equal, and British firm Levity Crop Science has identified the one that gives most protein at the lowest carbon cost: amine nitrogen, usually only temporarily available before the ubiquitous enzyme urease converts it to gaseous ammonia, quickly lost to the…

"The reality is that it is not free, and we need to start thinking about it differently"

The water management system providing real-time benefits and savings for farmers

An Australian startup company is helping farmers better manage their water usage through precision agriculture technology, to translate into better productivity and save costs. Farmbot is an agritech company that is focused around better water management for farmers and helping farmers better know their…

"We are a sector that suffers from imitation and a lack of understanding of what the real product is"

Tasmania is home to one of horticulture's hidden gems

It is one of Australia’s little-known secrets, but Tasmania is home to one of the world's rarest horticulturally-grown condiments - wasabi. TasFoods Limited produces the Japanese-based crop, which is grown at Shima Wasabi in the north-west of the state. Managing Director and CEO Jane Bennett says it is…

FIT Srl

Microwave technology to assist the fruit and vegetable supply chain

In time of Coronavirus, for FIT Srl it is worth mentioning the effectiveness of its process solution that uses microwaves for the microbial stabilization of fruit and vegetables, in order to extend the shelf life, as well as to improve hygiene and food safety. Example of packed peaches in a basket As the…

Brandt Europe launches Manni-Plex Calcium

Brandt Europe develops a nutritious solution that controls blossom end rot in California peppers

Brandt Europe, a subsidiary of the US agricultural company for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, has developed a nutritional solution to control the appearance of blossom…

"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…


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