FreshPlaza.com

Cornell study aims to identify genes in fruit that spur development

13 hours 36 min ago
Previous years of tomato research has focused on the ripening stages, but a study led by Cornell aims to identify the genes in the fruit that spur development, research that could improve cultivation in drought conditions.A comprehensive study of gene expression in tomato fruits will explore unanswered.....
Categories: Feed EN

UK: Tomatoes that thrive in endless summers

13 hours 36 min ago
It’s one of the UK’s biggest tomato sources, hidden in a secret corner of the Fens under the shadow of British Sugar’s flagship beet factory. During Red Tractor Week, STACIA BRIGGS visits Cornerways, Britain’s biggest glasshouse.The towering silos of the Wissington sugar factory dominate the skyline near.....
Categories: Feed EN

Non-GMO cross between kale and Brussels sprouts

13 hours 36 min ago
Lauded by foodies as the “new kale,” KalettesTM are the striking result of a non-GMO cross between kale and Brussels sprouts. Johnny’s Selected Seeds is pleased to introduce the new Kalettes seed this fall to direct-to-market commercial growers and avid home gardeners across the US and Canada, under an.....
Categories: Feed EN

AU: Volunteers pull together to help struggling broccoli farmer

13 hours 36 min ago
You might remember growing up with broccoli as a staple on your dinner plate.Well one Queensland broccoli farmer is struggling to make ends meet, making it tough to pick these green gems.To help the farmer, a green army has headed to his Birkdale property this morning.Steve spoke to Emma-Kate Rose from Food.....
Categories: Feed EN

Canada: Farmers hustling to harvest vegetables before frost hits

13 hours 36 min ago
Brace yourself for a chilly night ahead. It could be so cold, in fact we are under the first frost advisory of the season. Weather Records has tweeted out that this would be the earliest frost since 1959, though local farmers would dispute that. At any rate, you may need the woolies tonight; the Old Farmer’s.....
Categories: Feed EN

Farm Frites begins working with Chinese fry factory

13 hours 36 min ago
Today Inner Mongolia Linkage Potato Co., Ltd and Farm Frites signed an agreement to establish a joint venture in Wudan Town, Chifeng City in Inner Mongolia in China. The joint venture, which will be called 'Inner Mongolia Linkage Farm Frites Co., Ltd.', will build a new fry factory and will mainly cater to.....
Categories: Feed EN

20/20 Global signs $10 million potato & onion contract

13 hours 36 min ago
20/20 Global, Inc., a Nevada corporation which provides services for the wholesale fresh produce industry, announced that it has signed potato and onion contracts with one of the largest food service companies in North America. The potato contract is for 12 months totalling 780,000 cases or approximately.....
Categories: Feed EN

Canada: Onion harvest in full swing

13 hours 36 min ago
The annual onion harvest is underway, and although most of the focus on the Oregon side has been on the lack of irrigation water, temperature may have had more impact on the crop.“Onions like warm weather,” but hot weather can cause problems, said Grant Kitamura, president of Murakami Produce. “The quality.....
Categories: Feed EN

The potato, the world's favourite staple

13 hours 36 min ago
Labelled the world’s favourite staple, this tuberous crop comes in numerous varieties. Like some of the other members of the nightshade family to which potatoes belong, they originated in South America and have travelled the world.Much like rice, wheat and maize, potatoes are an important part of the world’s.....
Categories: Feed EN

EU: Call for lift on unfair potato export barriers

13 hours 36 min ago
A European farm body has called for ‘unfair’ restrictions on EU potato exports to be lifted.At a seminar in Brussels last week Copa-Cogeca pointed to the issues producers were facing with sliding prices.The price pressures are being compounded by the Russian trade embargo and UK farmers are being hit with.....
Categories: Feed EN

India: Government expands potato farming production area

13 hours 36 min ago
Even as the Horticulture Department has planned to cover 20,000 hectares of land under potato cultivation during 2014-15 rabi season, the task force constituted by the State Government has decided to expand the area by another 5,000 hectares.At a recent meeting, the task force headed by Agriculture Secretary.....
Categories: Feed EN

North Carolina company invests $12m in sweet potato facility

13 hours 36 min ago
Ham Produce Co. of Snow Hill will invest $12 million in a sweet potato dehydration facility in Farmville, creating 57 jobs that will earn average salaries of $38,123 plus benefits.Natural Blend Vegetable Dehydrations LLC in Farmville will begin production on Sept. 30, the second sweet potato facility to come.....
Categories: Feed EN

Mexico: Avocado production in twelve municipalities of Morelos will increase

13 hours 36 min ago
To increase the supply of foods such as avocado, producers of this fruit and the State Government will join efforts to produce 110,000 plants to sow them in twelve municipalities and perform phytosanitary certification of 300 orchards.Jesus Cano Arenas, representative of the avocado producers said these.....
Categories: Feed EN

India: Pomegranate ‘festival’ ends as prices soar

13 hours 36 min ago
Pomegranate prices have shot up to Rs 40 to Rs 50 per kg for small and medium sizes and Rs 100 per kg for fruits weighing over 400 grams at the APMC wholesale market in Vashi. The retail prices ranged from Rs 50 to Rs 80 for small and medium sizes, and Rs 130 to Rs 150 for the bigger ones on Wednesday.(Rs1=.....
Categories: Feed EN

AU: Fruit fly trial could slash mango export costs, open up new markets

13 hours 36 min ago
Researchers are hopeful an upcoming fruit fly trial will help Northern Territory mango growers reduce their export costs, and potentially open-up new markets overseas.Over the next few weeks, NT Department of Primary Industry staff will begin strapping caged fruit flies to mango trees in commercial orchards.....
Categories: Feed EN

Aussie growers prepare for bumper mango crop

13 hours 36 min ago
Yeppoon farmer Ian Groves says his trees are in full flower and reports from other areas of the country indicate a good season Australia wide. But Mr Groves says that is not necessarily a good thing for producers."The mango crop everywhere across Australia looks to be a bumper, so we might not be looking at.....
Categories: Feed EN

Yemen: Rains drive pomegranate production volumes up

13 hours 36 min ago
Yemen's summer pomegranate production in 2014 has been greater than in previous years, mostly as a result of the heavy rains registered at the start of the agricultural season. The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of Yemen, expects a production of more than 30,000 tonnes.The general director of.....
Categories: Feed EN

Western Australian commissioner to Japan highlights avocado trade opportunity

13 hours 36 min ago
A significant trade opportunity for the West Australian avocado industry has been identified by a prominent trade delegate.The Western Australian commissioner to Japan Craig Peacock said he will personally front a campaign to get fresh avocados from the state into Japan.In his first visit to Australia since.....
Categories: Feed EN

Coastline Family Farms promotes Alison Pilcher to sales professional

13 hours 36 min ago
Family Farms (CFF) is thrilled to announce Alison Pilcher as the company’s new Sales Professional. Alison has been with CFF for 14 years as a sales assistant. Alison, known for her amazing ability to recognize customers by voice, has grown tremendously over the past 14 years. She always exhibits amazing.....
Categories: Feed EN

Puerto Rico's main barrier for Caribbean trade and exports is logistics

13 hours 36 min ago
The main challenge for Puerto Rican businesses looking to export products to other Caribbean islands is transportation logistics, Puerto Rico Trade and Export Company Promoexport division director Dayanira Diaz Luque told Efe Thursday.During a recent trade mission to five islands in the Lesser Antilles - St......
Categories: Feed EN