vegetable production company Agrícola Zarattini grows peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, asparagus and strawberries, predominantly for export markets.

‘We are committed to high standards of quality, food safety and sustainability’

Founded in 1971, Mexican vegetable grower Agrícola Zarattini is a family business that produces peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, asparagus and strawberries. Having started out with
An uptake analysis gives growers an accurate picture of which elements the plant is actually taking up, enabling them to fine tune the nutrient solution

Nutrient deficiency in peppers despite perfect drainage values

When several of the sweet pepper plants at Zwingrow in Honselersdijk (Westland, the Netherlands) were found to be growing more slowly than the rest,
Erwinia is a bacterial disease that can cause damage in a range of crops.

Erwinia

Erwinia is a bacterial disease that can cause damage in a range of crops. It often produces watery looking, rotten patches on the leaves,
A tomato grower is the first to gain experience with an anti-condensation coating for glass.

First grower sheds more light on anti-condensation coating

In the past, greenhouse roof light transmittance has always been measured when the roof was dry. But a greenhouse roof spends half the year
Ter Laak Orchids International Grower of the Year 2018

Ter Laak Orchids elected International Grower of the Year 2018

Ter Laak Orchids has been elected International Grower of the Year 2018! The prestigious award was presented by the International Association of Horticultural Producers
ISO Group Cutting and TransPlanter

ISO Group unveils combination machine for cutting planting and transplanting

At the coming World Trade Fair for Horticulture at IPM in Essen, scheduled for 23 up to and including 26 January 2018, the ISO
Herbert Stolker Senior Consultant Africa

Rain and drought in Africa

A lot of things are unfairly distributed in the world, and rain and drought are no exception, especially in Africa. Last month I was
Marius Mans Gerberateler in Brakel

Time for resistance

It’s always an exciting time when the first flowers appear in the new crop. We proudly put them in a vase at home so
ebook the bright side of growing

Mardenkro publishes second book about coating technology

Due to the great success of the first book, Mardenkro publishes a second book called 'ReduSystems: The bright side of growing'. The book combines
IPM Essen and Fruit Logistica in Berlin are the world’s leading trade fairs in ornamentals and fruit and vegetables.

Spotlight on knowledge sharing and future trends

The German trade fairs IPM Essen and Fruit Logistica in Berlin are among the leading events in the world for the ornamentals and fruit
Researcher Angelo Vermeulen

What can the horticulture sector learn from the aerospace industry?

How is an astronaut similar to a tomato farmer? They both need to reuse their raw materials, proclaims researcher Angelo Vermeulen in Dutch newspaper
3D food printer

Dutch firm introduces very first 3D food printer with edible filling

The Rotterdam-based company Verstegen recently developed the first edible filling for a 3D food printer. Creative director at Verstegen Spices & Sauces Jeroen van
Royal Lemkes winner 2018 Horticulture Entrepreneurs Prize

Royal Lemkes wins 2018 Horticulture Entrepreneurs Prize

Royal Lemkes has won the 2018 Horticulture Entrepreneurs Prize. The trade firm will be entitled to call itself the ambassador of the horticulture industry