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  • Grading machine in Sweden

    Allround VP is pleased to let you know that the Radial Grading machine R260-6 has arrived to Sweden safe and sound. Upon arrival in Sweden, one of the largest cranes available was waiting to lift the machine off the truck. Installation was done successfully, and initial tests showed that the capacity of the machine is to be consiedered very impressive. We wish ORKLA FOODS good luck with the ...

  • Providing more lower-grade fruit may not increase consumption

    New research suggests that increasing the availability of lower grade fresh fruit and vegetables may not be the answer to increasing its consumption. The research by Cranfield University set out to understand what affects fruit and vegetable demand.  Of those surveyed, the research identified that the fresh produce industry perceived that the ‘5-a-day’ message has had little ...


    By Cranfield University

  • IGNIA leads US$6.5 million investment in chiapas farms, a leading Mexican exporter of fruits and vegetables

    IGNIA Fund I, LP, the first impact investing fund in Latin America, announced today an investment of US$5 million in Chiapas Organic Holdings, Inc. ("Chiapas Farms"), a leading Mexican producer and trader of export-grade fruits and vegetables. This investment is part of a US$6.5 million equity financing round that includes a US$1.5 million investment from existing shareholders. "Chiapas Farms ...

  • Caterpillar Inc. and Sun Select Produce Inc. Announce Plans for Greenhouse Collaboration

    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and SunSelect Produce, Inc., known for producing premium greenhouse-grown vegetables for more than 30 years, today announced a strategic collaboration that will take the waste products of Caterpillar’s combined heat and power cogeneration facility in Mossville, Illinois, and put them to productive use in SunSelect hydroponic greenhouses. The agreement is subject ...


    By Caterpillar

  • Bee pollination improves crop quality as well as quantity

    Bee pollination improves the shape, weight and shelf-life of strawberries, contributing a staggering €1.05 billion to the European strawberry market per year, new research suggests. By blocking bees from a set of plants, the researchers demonstrated the substantial effects of bee pollination on the quality of the fruit. It is well established that insect pollination increases the quantity of ...

  • Sentera Launches Revolutionary Fixed-Wing Phoenix 2 Imaging UAV

    Sentera Phoenix 2: The Most Precise Grid Pattern the Market Has Seen Sentera, LLC, a global provider of UAV hardware, sensors, and data management platforms, brings a whole new level of control to users with the Phoenix 2 Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), launched today. The Sentera Phoenix 2 is lightweight and highly ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Sentera Launches Revolutionary Fixed - Wing Phoenix 2 Imaging UAV

    Sentera, LLC, a global provider of UAV hardware, sensors and data management platforms, brings a whole new level of control to users with the Phoenix 2 Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), launched today. The Phoenix 2 is light-weight and highly durable, and may be the most precise drone available today. “The Phoenix 2 brings a level of precision and accuracy to UAVs that hasn’t ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Smart farming recoups IoT investment

    In the United States, California avocado farmer Kurt Bantle experimented with Internet of Things (IoT) connected technology to see if costly water consumption could be reduced in growing his 900 avocado trees. He spent US$8,200 for LoRa stations with soil moisture sensors, valve controllers, LoRa gateway and cellular backhaul. Cellular backhaul refers to a gateway that connects the farm to the ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • North Idaho’s Yellowdog creek nursed back to health by local, state and federal partnership

    Northern Idaho’s Yellowdog Creek, impaired for decades by eroding forest road sediment, is coming back to life thanks to the work of local partnership between the U.S. Forest Service, the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (Idaho DEQ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to Mary Farnsworth, Idaho Panhandle National Forests Supervisor, several USFS-led ...

  • Fighting for farmworkers’ rights: an interview with baldemar velasquez

    Incensed by the injustices suffered by his family and other farmworkers, Baldemar Velasquez founded the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in 1967. FLOC works to give migrant farmworkers across the United States a voice by including them in decision-making processes on conditions that affect their lives. What is your background, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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