Oman’s biggest annual food and hospitality event

25 May 2017
Pioneer and biggest exhibitions and conferences organizer Omanexpo has announced that the 12th edition of Food & Hospitality Oman will be held at the new Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) from 16 to 18 October. OCEC is just the best platform for this event, providing a total space area of more than 22,000 sqm to accommodate leading companies and emerging business entities from Oman and around the region. »

Aphid biocontrol in sweet pepper: 3 steps to success

24 May 2017
Pepper growers are well aware that aphid control is key to achieve high yields and good quality. In organic crops, it is an even more crucial element of the biological control programme. Step one. Use parasitoid wasps such as Aphidius colemani, Aphidius ervi and Aphelinus abdominalis. They typically play a lead role in preventative aphid control strategies. »

The 34th edition of Macfrut records higher numbers

17 May 2017
This year’s edition of Macfrut recorded higher numbers: a larger exhibition area compared to last year (increased from 43,000 to 50,000 square metres); a growing number of exhibitors (risen from 1,000 to 1,100) and of visitors (from 38,000 to 39,000). And, above all, the number of foreign visitors increased to 25% of the total. In short, Macfrut has proven to be a trade fair offering a wide range of contents and with increasing international appeal. »

Fresh Produce Forum China: programme preview

16 May 2017
High-profile local and international speakers lined up for China’s leading international trade conference. China’s fresh fruit business is changing fast, and Fresh Produce Forum China will bring together local and international decision-makers to debate the biggest issues and hottest trends for the trade in Hangzhou on 23-25 May 2017. »

Tree nurseries and public green: introduce predatory mites against spider mite

15 May 2017
Tree nursery growers should now prepare to avoid infestation with spider mites. They can count on two species of predatory mites for an efficient biocontrol strategy. When temperatures start rising, pests become more active. That definitely applies to spider mite. “It’s difficult to predict when exactly the first spider mites will appear on the leaves of young trees” says John Van Eijk, advisor »

Macfrut 2018: here's all the news

13 May 2017
The 35th edition to be held in Rimini from 9th to 11th May 2018. Colombia the Partner Country, Veneto the Partner Region, Radicchio the symbol of the event, Tropical Fruit Congress, international stages. Once again, Macfrut will feature many innovations, analysing and showcasing trends in the diverse fruit and vegetable industry. »