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Innovative NSure test determines 1-MCP application.

NSure extends her range of tests by introducing the FreshNSure Pear test. This test provides a practical and reliable tool to determine whether a batch of pears has been treated with 1-MCP.

  India’s Mahindra says it is closer to becoming a major world player in grapes on agreeing to buy a 60% stake in Dutch global fruit distributor OFD Holding.

India’s Mahindra says it is closer to becoming a major world player in grapes on agreeing to buy a 60% stake in Dutch global fruit distributor OFD Holding.

Although many think that fresh produce is not the consumer’s category of choice for online purchases, market researcher IRI Netherlands proves them wrong

Total supermarket sales rose to €35 billion in 2015, an increase of 4.6% compared to 2014. This growth can partly be attributed to the 53rd week in 2015.

Whereas in 2005, there were 230 ha used for covered strawberry production in the Netherlands, this steadily grew over the years to 280 ha in 2015, an increase of 48%

Although the total acreage used for covered horticultural production in the Netherlands fell 13% in the past decade, from 10,540 ha in 2005 to 9,200 ha in 2015, for some products there was a specta

North Italy is one of Europe’s most productive area for apples and pears, and Greefa is a major player there, thanks to the expertise acquired in developing its state-of-the-art machinery and high-value sorting techniques.

Holland-based market leader in the fruit and vegetable sorting business, Greefa, has taken a big step into the Italian market, by setting up a new company in North Italy – the epicentre of Europe’s

General manager for Biobest Netherlands Bart Sosef said a recent bus tour with growers was a great opportunity to share the company’s unique perspective on biological control and pollination.

On February 16th and 17th Hortidaily held  its second high-tech greenhouse bus tour.

Dutch ‘Brabantse Wal asperges’ asparagus - famed for having a soft, mild, slightly salty flavour with little or no bitterness - is now covered by a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) of the same name.

Slightly salty and very rarely bitter, the clear white Dutch ‘Brabantse Wal asperges’ asparagus is now covered by a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) of the same name.

Pears represent two thirds of Dutch fruit exports and have increased significantly, to 181,525 tons – up 80% on 2013 and 13% on 2012. After a poor crop in 2013, production of this fruit has fully recovered.

 

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