horticultural consumable News

  • Bioconservacion at the VIII International Postharvest Symposium

    Organised by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), the VIII International Postharvest Symposium took place in Cartagena, Murcia, between 21 and 24 June. With the slogan “Enhancing supply chain and consumer benefits:ethical and technological issues”, it brought together scientists and experts of recognised standing from all over the world, who analysed, ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Preserving the best qualities of `Honeycrisp` apples

    'Honeycrisp' apples are among the most popular varieties in today's fresh fruit market. The apple's explosive crispness, juiciness, and flavor have made them a new favorite among consumers. However, the apples' distinctive characteristics are at peak only when they are properly grown, picked at optimum maturity, and stored under ideal conditions. A new research study in the August 2015 issue of ...

  • The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company offers grants for community gardens and green spaces

    The goal: to plant 1,000 gardens and green spaces across the U.S., Canada and Europe by 2018. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company wants to make that happen and today launched a new program called GRO1000, offering $1,500 grants to deserving communities and organizations in the hopes it will get people involved in creating more community gardens and green spaces where they call home. "Something happens ...

  • 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

  • The big red hand picks Australian vegetables for freezing

    AUSVEG, the National Peak Industry body representing Australian vegetable and potato growers, has welcomed an initiative rolled out on Australia Day by retailer Coles to replace all of its Smart Buy frozen vegetables with 100 per cent Australian grown vegetables and potatoes. The agreement comes in the form of a five-year contract that the retailer has inked with Simplot, who operate vegetable ...


    By AUSVEG

  • AUS$40m to fund critical reforms for lucrative agricultural exports

    After exhaustive discussions with Australia’s agricultural export industries, the Rudd Government has agreed to provide $40 million to fund vital reforms to cut red tape. The red meat, grain, horticulture, live exports, fish and dairy sectors have been pushing for major improvements to make the export process more efficient and cut red tape. It represents the biggest reforms in this area in a ...


    By Australian Government

  • Jojoba Jaipur 2013

    The Global Jojoba World 2013, an International Workshop on Jojoba Agronomy Horticultural and oil Production, under the patronage of the BBA, will take place in Jaipur, India on July 30 & 31, 2013. Science and Horticulture for People, the theme of the workshop, emphasizes scientific components of successful Jojoba farming and how it relates to scientists, producers, consumers and society at ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • UF/IFAS researchers could improve how companies ship fresh produce

    A University of Florida-led research team’s development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing consumers the freshest products available. Jeffrey Brecht, director of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Center for Food Distribution and Retailing, ...

  • CJP brighten Jojoba’s prospects of developing into a profitable, energy-related, renewable resource

    Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel, CJP’s 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop “Global JOJOBAWORLD 2012” from May 25-26, 2012, Jaipur, India focuses on the entire Jojoba production from Ground zero to scale. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, Marketing and Financial aspects of Jojoba commercialization. ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Premier Tech Aqua wins a Phénix de l`environnement

    Premier Tech is pleased to announce its Business Unit Premier Tech Aqua (PTA), from the Environmental Technologies Group, has received, last May 24, a Phénix de l'environnement, the highest environmental distinction awarded in Québec. PTA came out as the winner in the Process, Product or Ecoresponsible Packaging category thanks to the marketing of its ready-to-use ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Moringa Energy, Farming Operations, Industry Trends & Quality Standards

    The 2nd Global Moringa Meet 2013, an International Workshop on Moringa Agronomy Horticultural and oil Production, under the patronage of the BBA, will take place in Jaipur, India on November 21 & 22, 2013. Science and Horticulture for People, the theme of the workshop, emphasizes scientific components of successful Moringa farming and how it relates to scientists, producers, consumers and ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Mastering Greenhouse Efficiency with Robotics at Vineland

    Imagine technology that could preemptively find disease in plants, allowing growers to address it proactively. Or sensors that could help irrigate more resourcefully. Or robots that could selectively harvest ripe crops. At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Niagara, it seems as though the future is now. Vineland’s Robotics & Automation team — comprised of 5 PhDs and 6 ...

  • BBA showcases Jojoba’s prospects of developing into a profitable, energy-related, renewable resource

    Biodiesel Business Academy of India’s (BBA) 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop “Global JOJOBAWORLD 2014” from July 25-26, 2014, Jaipur, India focuses on the entire Jojoba production from Ground zero to scale. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, Marketing and Financial aspects of Jojoba commercialization. BBA is ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • New UF/IFAS-developed avocado app helps guide irrigation

    University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty have developed a new app for avocado growers that provides an irrigation schedule so users save an estimated 20 to 50 percent on the water they apply to their orchards. “Weather changes daily, and the app takes into account these changes in the irrigation schedule it provides,” said Kati Migliaccio, an associate ...

  • Treatments of hot water with calcium found effective for kiwifruit

    Following the introduction of kiwifruit to the world market from New Zealand in the 1950s, increased export of kiwi led to rapid expansion in consumer demand and production. One of the challenges for growers is kiwifruit's short storage life; the popular fruit is susceptible to severe disorders during storage. A new study from Iran recommends treatments that can extend storage life and improve ...

  • New Greenhouses Boost Research, Competitive Edge

    The new Williams Hall greenhouse complex on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Wooster campus is much more than a replacement for the greenhouse lost to a tornado almost five years ago: It’s a state-of-the-art facility that will help advance plant research and strengthen Ohio agriculture. The original Williams Hall greenhouse complex was leveled by a September ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Dates for 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop slated

    The Biodiesel Business academy- knowledge arm of Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel is pleased to announce the 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop viz. Global Jojoba World – 2013 to be held on 30-31, July, 2013 at Jaipur, India. India ranks 3rd after USA and Argentina in growing Jojoba in desert of Rajasthan and thereby enjoying dominant position in the World Jojoba ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Farmers in Africa should switch to biopesticides

    Biopesticides are better and safer than chemical pesticides — policymakers must do more to promote them, says insect ecologist Manuele Tamò. Agriculture is, and will remain for years to come, the main driver of economic development in Africa. Vegetables such as cowpea in West Africa and the common bean in East Africa are an important source of cash and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • USDA Invests Nearly $118 Million to Support America`s Speciality Crop Producers

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced nearly $118 million in grants to strengthen markets for specialty crops, such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops. The grants were authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill as part of an effort to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops and provide resources to strengthen American agriculture. The Secretary made the ...

  • USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Create New Economic Opportunities and Grow Markets in Local Communities

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA will invest $52 million in grants to support America's specialty crop producers through the 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) Program awards. The funding includes 54 block grants to U.S. states and territories that will support 694 initiatives nationwide. These grants will assist producers of fresh fruits and vegetables and help ...

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