The seminar “TECHNOLOGY ATTRACTION: the future of technology in plants", will be held in the framework of the technical seminars at FRUIT ATTRACTION 2016, whose eighth edition will take place from 5 to 7 October at Feria de Madrid.
On 18th April, the Pink Lady® Europe Association launched “The Pink
Lady® Design Contest”, an international competition open to design,
fashion and graphic arts students who were tasked with designing and
creating a stylish new Pink Lady® shopping bag. After a competition
lasting a month, 45 designs submitted and 10,104 votes cast by web
users, the result has been declared!
India is an important market for greenhouse horticulture, but for
farmers, growers and suppliers it's often not easy to develop their
businesses due to lack of a rigid supply network. For this reason the
Agrihub was founded: an online platform where basically all suppliers
and companies in the Indian horticulture sector can be found.
The majority of successful tenders for new Zespri SunGold licences have come from the Bay of Plenty but there is also a good spread across other regions, says Zespri's chief operating officer. As a result of the process, new plantings won't be concentrated in one area, says Simon Limmer.
From 20 June to 31 July, Pink Lady® will launch 'Summer Time', a competition in which participants can enter online to win a holiday and many other Pink Lady® prizes. The competition aims to be both educational and fun, encouraging people to learn about Pink Lady® orchards and recipes.
Hoogendoorn wants to give plants a voice with the new monitoring and control system PlantVoice. Realization of the greenhouse climate is based on the needs of the plant.
Sainsbury’s has unveiled the UK’s first Vegetable Butcher in its
Wandsworth superstore, South West London, j-sainsbury.co.uk reports. Working
with vegetable expert and artist Amber Locke, the new service aims to
show customers there’s no limit to the ways vegetables can be
incorporated into everyday meals, and encourage them to make the most of
their favourites from ‘root to tip’.
Hazera has been making further inroads into the Spanish vegetable seed market through its local subsidiary located in the region of Almería. It is currently in the midst of launching a whole range of varieties that were specially cultivated for the Spanish market.
Promoting sustainable agriculture requires a renewed focus on innovation and investment in research, technology and capacity development, FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva said at a meeting of agriculture ministers of the G20 in China.