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A saguaro cactus is seen during a 27-day-long heat wave with temperatures over 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43 degrees Celsius) at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., July 26, 2023. On July 26 at 09:50 (GMT-7), a Flir One ProThermal camera r
April 11, 2024

Earth is currently in the midst of a remarkable 10-month stretch of temperature records

The world just experienced its warmest March on record, capping a 10-month streak in which every month set a new temperature record, the European Union's climate change monitoring service said on Tuesday.
TOMRA Food Valencia
April 10, 2024

TOMRA Food inaugurates new center in Valencia, main HUB for Southern Europe and North Africa

TOMRA Food is a world leader in optical sorting, grading and peeling solutions. Its main markets are the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy, South Africa, Australia and China.
1,4GROUP Shifts CIPC Manufacturing to the United States
April 10, 2024

1,4GROUP Shifts Manufacturing of sprout inhibitor CIPC to the United States ensuring availability in North America

In a significant move, 1,4GROUP has shifted the manufacturing of its sprout inhibitor chlorpropham (CIPC) to the United States, marking a transition away from its previous manufacturing base overseas.
Vultus: IFFCO Kisan sets new record of requests on the analysis platform
April 10, 2024

Vultus: IFFCO Kisan sets new record of requests on the analysis platform

Vultus AB (publ) has announced a new platform record with 21,000 fields analysed in one day.
PoLoPo Unveils SuperAA Platform: Protein Biofactory in Potato
April 10, 2024

Potatoes as Factory for proteins: PoLoPo Unveils SuperAA Platform

PoLoPo, a molecular farming pioneer, has announced its SuperAA platform, the first step to producing proteins in common plant crops. Currently potatoes are grown at greenhouse scale to produce the potato protein patatin as well as the egg protein (!) ovalbumin.
Givaudan, MISTA, and Bühler celebrate opening of new extrusion hub at MISTA in San Francisco
April 10, 2024

Givaudan, MISTA, and Bühler celebrate opening of new extrusion hub at MISTA in San Francisco

Givaudan, the global leader in Taste & Wellbeing, MISTA, the world’s leading food innovation platform, and Bühler, a global technology partner for the food, feed, and mobility industries, announce the opening of a state-of-the-art extrusion hub at the MISTA Innovation Center in San Francisco. 
Innovative Palletizing Efficiency: Scott's Hybrid Solution Unveiled
April 09, 2024

Innovative Palletizing Efficiency: Scott's Hybrid Solution Unveiled

Palletizing, the process of stacking products on a pallet for transport and storage, is a critical aspect of manufacturing and distribution. The efficiency, reliability, and flexibility of the palletizing system can significantly impact operational productivity.
España: Princesa Amandine candidata para los premios nacionales de marketing
April 09, 2024

España: Princesa Amandine candidata para los premios nacionales de marketing

La variedad, que ha revolucionado lo que se puede hacer en marketing en el sector fresco, obtiene un primer reconocimiento al trabajo de todos los involucrados.
Colombia: alerta fitosanitaria por polilla guatemalteca
April 09, 2024

Colombia: alerta fitosanitaria por polilla guatemalteca

El Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) dio la alerta por la plaga que puede comprometer seriamente los cultivos de la regiones más céntricas del país.
España: cosecha temprana en Cartagena
April 09, 2024

España: cosecha temprana en Cartagena

La patata temprana cartaginense comienza a verse en el mercado local español. Buena calidad aunque en general pequeña de tamaño.
JBT Corporation Announces the Execution of a Definitive Transaction Agreement with Marel hf., Representing a Significant Milestone Towards the Anticipated Launch of a Voluntary Takeover Offer for All Marel Shares
April 09, 2024

Merger of Food Processing Equipment manufacturers: JBT Corporation to acquire Marel Shares

JBT and Marel hf. have executed a definitive transaction agreement related to JBT’s previously announced intention to make a voluntary takeover offer for all the issued and outstanding shares of Marel.
Brasil: gran devaluación en algunos mercados por aumento en la oferta
April 08, 2024

Brasil: gran devaluación en algunos mercados por aumento en la oferta

Las lluvias dieron tregua al campo y el ritmo de cosecha se mantiene alto, con lo cual la oferta ha aumentado y los precios caído hasta en un 40%.
El Cultivo de la papa va a la baja (Cortesía: El Sol de Zamora)
April 08, 2024

México: crisis productiva en el valle de Zamora

En el valle de Zamora, México, la crisis productiva es total. Poca disponibilidad de mano de obra, problemas fitosanitarios y problemas climáticos han provocado que la producción local se haya reducido en un 30%. 
Jeroen Bakker and Engel Louwes: Accelerating India's Agricultural Flywheel with Innovative Potato Farming Strategies
April 08, 2024

Jeroen Bakker and Engel Louwes: looking for Innovative strategies for Potato Farming in India

One of them is in the middle of his career. The other is already retired. Both are embarking on a new adventure. In a country that is a feast for the eyes, but where they are even more impressed by the openness of the people.
After seven months of decline, FAO Food Price Index ticks up in March, mostly driven by higher world vegetable oil prices
April 05, 2024

After seven months of decline, FAO Food Price Index ticks up in March, mostly driven by higher world vegetable oil prices

The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) stood at 118.3 points in March 2024, up 1.3 points (1.1 percent) from its revised February level, as increases in the price indices for vegetable oils, dairy products and meat slightly more than offset decreases in those for sugar and cereals.
Japan sets safe residue level for 1,4SIGHT® in potatoes, paving the way for optimized storage practices worldwide.
April 05, 2024

Import Tolerance for 1,4SIGHT® Secured in Japan, Boosting Global Potato Trade

In a significant stride towards facilitating global potato trade, 1,4GROUP and DormFresh has announced the attainment of Import Tolerance for the sprout inhibitor 1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (1,4-DMN) in Japan.
Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2024 Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2024 Outlook
April 04, 2024

Lamb Weston Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2024 Results; Updates Fiscal Year 2024 Outlook

Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LW) announced its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2024 and updated its full year earnings targets for fiscal 2024.
Soil Health Institute Launches Slakes: A Free Smartphone App to Measure Soil Aggregate Stability
April 04, 2024

Learn about your soil with the Free Smartphone App 'Slakes' to Measure Soil Aggregate Stability

On World Soil Day, December 5, the Soil Health Institute (SHI) released a free phone application, Slakes, to empower and engage citizens around the world to measure aggregate stability.

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