Technical Absorbents Chinese Agent, Zacky Lam, was one of a number of selected presenters at the 2014 China International Wound Care and Products Conference in July. His presentation topic was'Super Absorbent Fibre (SAF) and its use within the advanced wound care market.
Portuguese potato trader Oliveira improves quality and productivity with the TOMRA Sentinel II
Last June, Oliveira Pinho & Filhos, a family business located in the municipality of Mira (Portugal) dedicated to the trade of bagged potatoes and onions, purchased a Sentinel II optical food sorter from TOMRA. This machine is equipped with the latest pulsed LED technology for sorting food at a higher speed than earlier models. "Some farmers in France spoke very highly of the TOMRA machinery. Then, at the Fruit Attraction fruit and vegetable trade show in Madrid, I was able to meet some people from TOMRA...
Aviko Snowvalley Teams Up With Tomra Sorting Food For Its State-Of-The-Art French Fry Plant In China
SnowValley Agricultural Group and Aviko Group, invested by the joint venture between the two leading potato product brands, have decided to once again team up with their long-term processing partner TOMRA Sorting Food, for the development of a new state-of-the-art French fry processing facility. Both SnowValley and Aviko listed sustainability, quality and processing efficiency as an integral part of their business strategies, and echoing this vision, the 1.2bn RMB (€151m) joint venture aims to deliver the...
Canada 150: Hunger for tomatoes turns Canada into greenhouse superpower
It`s a burgeoning empire under glass. Canadian farmers now earn more from greenhouse vegetables than from eggs or potatoes. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has spent $10 million to build a one-acre test greenhouse, which opened last year. “Growing local food in the soil is a limited opportunity for food sovereignty in Canada,” said Jim Brandle, Vineland’s chief executive. “Greenhouse food is safe. Plus, during the winter, you are not bringing things 2,000 miles to Canada’s...
New App available for the control of Phytophthora in potato
Wageningen University & Research and Agrifirm have cooperated in the development of a new Phytophthora advisory App which has recently been made available to growers on the Akkerweb platform. WUR supplied the new computation module and Agrifirm the interface for the new App. The development of the App was in part funded by PPS PL2.0 (Precision Farming 2.0). Following tests of the new App at more than 80 growers in 2016, the warning system was officially launched this year. Growers can use the new App to...
Don`t let weather affect your potato planting
Potato planting is well underway, however the weather continues to dominate the season, with some regions experiencing protracted planting as a result. Most recently, soil temperatures have dropped and periodic frost has meant that tubers are going into cooler soils, which can delay crop emergence. It’s important to remember actions now can have a knock-on effect with crop development as the season progresses. Good tuber quality Remember, only high quality tubers should be planted, and in particular...