Profile of the month
Sigfrido had proposed flying up to the heavens in a gyroplane, a machine that he became infatuated with in full pandemic and which, now, in addition to being a hobby, has become his means of transport because it allows him to save a great deal of time when moving from place to place.
The nomination comes in the category as best Marketing Campaign for promoting ecological products.
Time is running out, but the European Commission is still not streamlining the procedures for certifying biocontrol products, which are essential to promote the ‘green’ route.
The company has a growth strategy that will continue over the next 3 years .
The company from Almeria is 100% ecological and it has the regenerative farming stamp Epigen Healthy Bite, guaranteeing the highest natural form of its produce.
The Ecological Agricultural Committee of the Valencian Community (CAECV) has been nominated for the Eco & Organic Retail Awards in the category of Best Marketing Campaign for the promotion of ecological produce.
The “Isola” project, which consists of maintaining separate, clearly signed islands of ecological produce in Italian distribution centres, continues harvesting successes.
The company has added two new developments in orange plum cherry tomatoes to its 10 varieties with intermediate resistance to ToBRFV and next autumn it will add another two varieties that are very similar to Caniles.
Enza Zaden has a complete portfolio of varieties resistant to ToBRFV in all the main tomato types.
They are already making crosses in Almeria to see hybrids in the surroundings and reach the market earlier.
This plum tomato maintains its firmness in spite of its size and stands out for its early harvesting.
The seed company Ramiro Arnedo emphasises this vine tomato variety, as well as the aubergine Serafina F1 .
After Fullpro F1 and Fusapro F1, the company is extending its new generation rootstock portfolio with GoPro F1
The seed company has added two cherry tomato varieties with resistance to ToBRFV, two plum tomatoes, and it continues to grow with its RAF-hearted Marmande
The brand from Bayer is developing materials with genetics that will bring larger root systems and greater protection against nematodes in highly infected soils.
With this slogan, the seed company is presenting two new varieties of vine tomato resistant to this troublesome virus.
Bayer is completing its cauliflower range under the umbrella brand of Curdivex, with a variety for 100-105 day cycles.
Organisations such as Ortofrutta Italia and Pro Food are joining forces to try to reverse the elimination of packaging set forth in the future EU legislation.
It is a complete hardware and software solution, aimed at companies with hand filling processes, normal in the fruit and vegetable growing and canning sector.
The technological solutions company has answers for the entire fruit and vegetable growing process, from the fields to the distribution, passing through processing and preparation centres.
Faced with the rise in temperatures, Koppert recommends relying on the support of predator mites and carrying out mass trapping using blue plates.
Innovative reusable packaging solution from Tosca preserves broccoli quality while reducing reverse logistics of Spanish export specialist.
TOMRA’s cherry solutions have a great effectiveness in performing every important task on the line: infeed, sorting, grading, filling, packing, and product traceability.
The creation of the Ecowoox® brand is an important step forward on this point and it is ahead of the new legislation that will come into effect in 2025
The seed company is also incorporating Revolution (BGS 374), which they define as “out of the ordinary” in yield, flavour, skin quality and hardiness.
melon and watermelon
The chairman of the melon sector at Proexport, José Cánovas, explains to Fruit Today magazine how the water shortage and the ever-changing weather conditions, both at source and at the destinations, are marking the melon campaign. His wish is clear: normalisation.
Sakata is landing in Almeria with a greenhouse melon that is no different from melons grown in the open air
The seed company is holding a new edition of the Global Melon & Watermelon Event at the end of the month.
The event has returned to its original location, where for the first time visitors will be able to see melon and watermelon materials in the same space.
Syngenta’s piel de sapo melon is becoming consolidated in Almeria due to its yield, uniformity and high percentage of top-quality fruit.
The family-run company, both a plant variety breeder and producer, is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a market leader in the stone fruit variety selection segment (peaches, nectarines and apricots).
The first cherries, the extra-early ones do not have the best characteristics for the markets and the sector has gone to work on variety improvement.
The construction of a water purification plant in the Jerte Valley intends to reduce water consumption by 60%.
More than ever, the forecasts made by Europêch for this campaign are pending a future review that will take place in mid-June
This figure has been calculated taking into account the effects caused by the water shortage, and the production of the hectares irrigated by the Urgell canal has been eliminated.
The two sides of the Aragonese cherry campaign: from the frosts in the previous campaign, to the drought in the current season. Both of these weather phenomena will condition the market
Chile is the largest exporter of cherries in the world, with a record-breaking figure of 415,315 tonnes dispatched in the 2022-2023 season and a 16.5% growth compared to the previous campaign
In the September, 2022 USDA report it estimates that cherries are one of the productions with the largest growth worldwide due to the contributions by Turkey and Chile.
Induser has a new version of its packaging machine that is even more delicate than its predecessor, thanks to the Nondrop system.
The latest innovation from the MAF RODA Group is the Fast Pack Peach robot, for automatic boxing of peaches and nectarines