The new smart packing line from WPS consists of five individual modules, all members of the SmartStaff robot family.

Smart packing line for potted plants

The new smart packing line from WPS consists of five individual modules, all members of the SmartStaff robot family. Modules can be combined based
Tomatoes fresh

Special packaging material keeps tomatoes fresh for 30 days

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Hyderabad have succeeded in keeping tomatoes fresh for 30 days using special food packaging material.
Cucumber and bell pepper with laser brand

Laser branding of fruit and vegetables on the rise

Organic wholesaler Eosta in Waddinxveen is labelling more and more fruits and vegetables using a laser. Others are also discovering this sustainable labelling method.
The ’t Hoog Bos and ’t Nieuw Bos nurseries have jointly developed an innovative watering system together with supplier Van Krimpen: the H2Obloom.

Growers jointly develop new watering system with supplier

The ’t Hoog Bos and ’t Nieuw Bos nurseries have jointly developed an innovative watering system together with supplier Van Krimpen: the H2Obloom. This
Westland ficus grower Erik Person from Zwethlande Nursery in Honselersdijk wants to trial the sustainable pot in his company.

Ficus grower experiments with sustainable pot made from fungus

In Utrecht, scientists led by Professor Han Wösten are working on a biodegradable alternative to plastic, which requires no fossil fuels. Westland ficus grower
Machiel Reinders is currently focusing on trends in the agrifood market, in which capacity he is also involved in the Fresh ONLINE Pack project.

‘Online environment offers numerous opportunities.’

Machiel Reinders is a senior researcher of Marketing & Consumer Behaviour at LEI Wageningen University Research Centre. He is currently focusing on trends in