Vegetable Farming News

  • pH penetration measurements in food - without cable and also a hand free

    Cables are annoying, especially when doing lots of measurements. Time is short and the meter has to be close to the workplace or even worse: It has to be held in the hand. Imagine incoming goods inspection of cheese loafs or a measurement in a slaughterhouse for testing the pH of meat: everyone desires full movability, fast working and no cable spaghetti: a perfect task for the new SenTix® ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • Not just for bugs

    The use of biological control has been steadily increasing in both ornamental and vegetable greenhouse crops. Since many disease-management programs rely on the use of preventative measures, the use of microbial biocontrol agents should be a natural fit. Why aren’t more growers using them? At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, we’ve been putting biological products to the ...

  • Eggplants and Truffles in BC

    Different types of eggplant have been making their way into grocery carts in increasing numbers as the ethnic makeup of Canadian residents has shifted through immigration. Immigrants are expecting familiar foods in their Canadian grocery stores says Dr. Viliam Zvalo, research scientist in vegetable production with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre. In 2007 he began studying crops that ...

  • Australian vegetable farms could be fully automated by 2025

    Australia could see fully automated vegetable farms by 2025, according to top robotics researchers, with the ability to automate the entire production process for some crop commodities emerging through targeted research and development in the industry. The latest edition of the InfoVeg Radio R&D podcast, developed specifically for Australian vegetable producers, features the developer of the ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Growers get pest smart with Veg Pest ID

    Picking a mould from a mildew is now easier for vegetable growers, thanks to the latest range of pest and disease identification updates on the vegetable levy-funded smart device application, Veg Pest ID. The app, released last year by Applied Horticultural Research, has been updated to include 13 vegetable varieties and more than 1,500 high resolution images of a wide range of pests, ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Launch of Growing Solutions Kenya

    Last Friday September 18th the project Growing Solutions Kenya was launched during the Naivasha Horticultural Fair. The launch was carried out by Mr. Bert Rikken, agricultural counselor, Peter Muthee, director of Latia Resource Centre, local partner of Growing Solution Kenya and Mr. Harm Maters, chairman of Growing Solutions by disclosing the Growing Solutions billboard. Growing Solutions Kenya ...


    By Genap B.V.

  • Grants Available to Fund Rural Business Development

    The renewal of rural America through increased business and agriculture cooperative development remains at the forefront of Farmers Union’s mission. One program for these purposes is the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG), something NFU has been an advocate for since the mid-1990s. NFU voiced its support for the program during the 2014 Farm Bill debate, and Congress ...

  • Hydrolyzed fish fertilizer tested in organic vegetable production

    In the production of organic vegetables, nitrogen is important, yet can be quite costly to manage. Nitrogen management is even more challenging when production practices call for the use of polyethylene mulch combined with fertigation. The authors of a new study published in HortScience have found that hydrolyzed fish fertilizer holds promise as an "economically feasible" nitrogen source for ...

  • Free trade agreements provide export hope for struggling Australian vegetable growers

    Recently concluded free trade agreements with Japan, South Korea and China could pave the way for greater exports of premium Australian vegetable products according to a discussion paper released today by AUSVEG titled ‘Exporting Australia’s vegetables to the Middle East & Asia: Market analysis & overview.’ “Lower returns domestically can be attributed to ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Obama Administration Selects Itta Bena and Clarksdale, Mississippi to Develop Local Food Projects, Encourage Economic Expansion

    On behalf of the White House Rural Council, six federal agencies joined to announce 26 communities including Itta Bena and Clarksdale, Mississippi have been selected to participate in Local Foods, Local Places, a federal initiative providing technical support to integrate local food systems into community economic action plans. Under this effort, a team of agricultural, transportation, ...

  • “Willy Wonka” of Vegetables to Inspire Aussie Vegetable Growers

    The ingenious mastermind behind several strange and wonderful varieties of watercress that resemble the taste of oysters, liquorice and citrus is set to join an exciting panel of speakers at an industry-first seminar next month. Dutch cultivator Rob Baan will provide highly-anticipated insight into his sustainable and innovative horticultural enterprise, Koppert Cress, at the 2014 Produce ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Global focus is key to vegetable industry growth

    The global marketplace must be the Australian vegetable industry’s “number one focus”, to ensure its ongoing prosperity, says AUSVEG CEO, Richard Mulcahy. Speaking during the Regional Leaders Forum on the future of agribusiness in Queensland today, Mr Mulcahy said despite the superb quality and cleanliness of Australian produce, only seven per cent was exported.  ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Japanese Free Trial Agreement (FTA) means falling vegetable tariffs in the land of the Rising Sun

    AUSVEG, the National Peak Industry body representing Australia’s vegetable and potato growers has welcomed the announcement made last night of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which has been struck between Australia and Japan. The agreement will have positive implications for the Australian horticulture industry, with a range of fruit and vegetable commodities flagged for tariff elimination. ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Victoria to host veggie roadshow

    Victorian vegetable growers will have their say on a range of issues affecting the vegetable industry, at a series of free levy payer meetings to be held next week as part of a nationwide Regional Roadshow by AUSVEG and Horticulture Australia Limited. Two meetings will be held in the state’s principal vegetable growing regions, with the first taking place in Werribee on Monday 17 March at ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Vegetable Australian industry welcomes $50 million increase in export development scheme

    AUSVEG has welcomed a $50 million boost to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme, after Minister for Trade and Investment, the Hon. Andrew Robb MP, today introduced legislation into Parliament to facilitate the increase and make the program more accessible to businesses. The threshold of expenses required for a firm to become eligible for a grant will be reduced from $20,000 to ...


    By AUSVEG

  • `Vegetable IAC’s independence is absolute`

    AUSVEG has today hit back at a recent ABC story claiming that horticulture’s Industry Advisory Committees (IACs) are “stacked with lobby groups”, stating that the independence of the Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) is absolute. “Recent claims by ABC Rural that the Vegetable IAC is ‘stacked’ with Members of the Peak Industry Body are ridiculous. ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Supermarket jungle

    Borneo’s intact rainforests are among the world’s most biologically diverse environments, providing an abundance of foods that have fed people for thousands of years. Villagers in the Kelabit Highlands, near the Malaysian-Indonesian border, traditionally ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Ahlstrom announces price increases for its masking tape papers and specialty crepe and parchment products

    Ahlstrom, a global leader in nonwovens and specialty papers, announces price increases worldwide on its masking tape papers and specialty crepe and vegetable parchment products. The price increases will be effective as of January 1, 2011 and will be in average 5 percent, depending on the products. Specific details will be discussed with each customer individually.. Even though pulp prices have ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Beware the enemy within

    Led by CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences’ Dr Dean Paini, an international group of scientists at the CRC for National Plant Biosecurity used a type of artificial intelligence (or machine learning) to determine the top 100 insect pests most likely to establish in all 48 contiguous states of the US, and how many had not yet established in each of those states. They then asked: ‘Of these absent ...

  • Ahlstrom`s acquisition of specialty paper company Friend Group confirmed

    Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, today announced the completion of the acquisition of Friend Group Inc., which consists of West Carrollton Parchment Company and West Carrollton Converting Company. The Group is a producer of vegetable parchment and has parchmentizing and converting operations located in West Carrollton, Ohio, the USA.  The parties have ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

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