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Fresh-cut nectarines: edible coatings sometimes do not work

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
The increasing consumer interest in fresh cut fruits has favored the development of technologies aimed at prolonging shelf life. Among these technologies, modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and edible coatings, in combination with refrigeration temperatures, have been shown to have the potential to reduce.....
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Uganda: Garlic could spur household incomes, cottage industries

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
Agricultural scientists have noted that growing garlic could become an important source of household incomes as well as agro-cottage industrialisation, if it is given specialised technical attention.Representatives of the ministry of Agriculture, National Agricultural Research Organisation (Naro) and private.....
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Prince Edward Island potato farmers host PEI Potato Social on August 9th

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
As a way to thank fellow Islanders and potato-loving visitors for their support in the past year, the potato growers of Prince Edward Island are hosting the first ever Prince Edward Island Potato Social on Sunday, August 9th, 2015. The PEI Potato Social will be held from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at Monaghan Farms.....
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India: Govt raise floor price for onion exports

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
To put a check on spiralling domestic prices of onions, the Government is open to raising the minimum export price (MEP) of the bulb further if required.The Commerce Ministry is keeping a close eye on the movement of domestic prices of onions and will call an inter-ministerial meet if it sees the need for.....
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Sri Lanka: Nelna Group to invest Rs 500 m for mango export

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
Nelna Group plans to venture into export of mango on a large scale.The company will invest Rs 500 million to set up two factories in Monaragala district. At present the company is running two plantations, one at Embilipitiya, which is 150 acres and the other one at Moneragala which is 500 acres targeting top.....
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Russia: Stavropol Holding to build 80 hectares of greenhouses at the cost of €20 million in the Lipetsk region

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
“Chernozem vegetables” a Limited Liability Company, (part of the Stavropol agricultural holding company TK "Eco- Culture”) is planning to build 80 hectares of greenhouses for vegetable growing in the Lipetsk region. Construction of the first phase (11 ha) could begin this autumn, and.....
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Hapag-Lloyd improves service between West Africa and Northern Europe

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
Starting in August Hapag-Lloyd will offer its customers a clearly improved service between West Africa and Northern Europe.The new West Africa Express Service (WAX) distinguishes itself with the fast transit times, for instance Antwerp-Dakar within 13 days or Abidjan to Antwerp within 11 days.©.....
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ThermoTrace temperature indicator finalist for R&D100 Award

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
DeltaTrak® Inc., a leading innovator of cold chain, food safety and environmental monitoring solutions, is honored to announce that its ThermoTrace TTI Time-Temperature Indicator Label has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 R&D 100 Awards in the Process/Prototyping category for supply chain.....
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Armenian fruit and vegetable export growth continues

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
More than 47 thousand tons of fresh fruit and vegetables were exported from Armenia this year, compared to 27,623 tons for the same period of 2014.20,000 tons of apricots were exported as of July 27 against last year’s total apricot exports of just 1,792, the press service of Agriculture Ministry said.Cherry.....
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Josie’s Organics receives "Best" rating from Whole Foods Market

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
Braga Fresh Family Farms announced today that its Josie’s Organics line of fresh vegetables has earned a Best rating under Whole Foods Market’s Responsibly Grown rating system for fresh produce and flowers, thanks to the line’s top performance in pest management and environmental protection, water and energy.....
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D'Arrigo Bros. commits to conserving water

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
Water is a very essential and critical component to meet the food and fiber needs of the expanding population in the U.S. and around the world.As a grower, packer and shipper, D’Arrigo Bros. Co., of CA has taken serious measures to maximize the efficiency of water on their farmland in the Salinas Valley,.....
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Japan: The future is farm technology

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
Next time you are in the bustling Ota market in Tokyo, you might find Mandarin Oranges sweet beyond expectations and a delight to savour. The rich taste is not because of the use of biotech seeds but simple sensors in the orchards.The sensors inform farmers when to reduce water supply so that the trees work.....
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Kazakhstan: New space station crew to harvest space crops

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
Expedition 44 launched from Kazakhstan around 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday and arrived at the International Space Station at 10:45 p.m. ET. It takes more time to get from New York City to LA than it does to get to space. Unbelievable.Astronauts Kjell Lindgren of NASA, Oleg Kononenko of the Russian Federal Space.....
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Burgers with tomatoes instead of buns

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
The Japanese will not be fazed by your black or red burger buns anymore, even if you conspicuously shove a deep-fried frog in between, so what's a fast-food chain gotta do around Tokyo these days to get attention? It looks like MOS Burger's answer was to put in a bulk order for giant tomatoes and wait.The.....
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US study tour offers hope for AUS fruitfly battle

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
Growers from the Hills Orchard Improvement Group (HOIG) have returned from a US study tour confident that the Mediterranean fruit fly plague damaging local orchards can be brought under control.Tour leader, Brett DelSimone, said it was an honour for Perth growers to be invited by Central Washington.....
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US (CA): Growers search for better fruit with hybrids

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
Consumers are increasingly looking for fruit that not only looks good, but that also has exceptional flavor. Responding to that demand, growers are looking more to hybrid fruit that features the new flavors buyers are looking for.“Hybrids are becoming more popular,” said Dovey Plain of Family Tree Farms in.....
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Western Australian producers encouraged to look at export markets

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
The CEO of Cherry Growers Australia says there is potential to open the cherry export door in Western Australia if the industry explores new growing regions, invests in the right varieties and embraces technology.Simon Boughey attended an export workshop for WA growers in the south-west town of Manjimup.WA.....
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Research finds ways to save water, strawberries during cold temperatures

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
Florida’s strawberry producers must protect their multimillion-dollar annual crop from freeze damage. Traditional methods involve constant spraying of water during a cold snap. Growers are looking for ways to use less water, yet produce the same amount of crop.New University of Florida research shows growers.....
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Turkey: Lemons too expensive for consumers

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
In green grocers and at markets the price of the inflation champion, the lemon, is deterring consumers. Therefore, the lemon, which in Turkey has always been considered an indispensable part of the dinner table, has been dropped. On domestic markets lemons are sold for between €1.65-2.30 a.....
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Trends of organic farming development in Bulgaria

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 13:29
From data provided by Department of Agroecology of Ministry of Agriculture and Food in Bulgaria, Valentina Agapieva at Agricultural University of Plovdiv has traced trends of organic farming development in the country during the period from 2003 to 2013.The total areas under organic agriculture method.....
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