Education Sessions at Expo Culinaire

20 February 2019
Focus on Training and Education at Expo Culinaire 2019 - The region’s top education and training providers have partnered with Expo Culinaire to demonstrate the opportunities and benefits of improving quality and skills within the Culinary Industry. Daily sessions will provide a taster of what can be developed and achieved by junior and senior professionals alike. »

Table Grape Meeting, the future of table grapes lies in innovation

19 February 2019
With a yearly output of approximately 1 million tonnes with a 47,000-hectare production area, Italy is the leading producer of table grapes in Europe, followed by Greece and Spain. In this context, Cesena Fiera has come up with the idea of organising an event dedicated to this product, with the aim of assessing the current situation in a constantly evolving sector with great potential. »

Croatia is the partner country of the Green Week 2020

18 February 2019
Croatia is the partner country of the International Green Week Berlin (IGW) 2020. A corresponding agreement was signed by Tomislav Tolušić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia, and Dr. Christian Göke, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Berlin GmbH. The EU’s newest member has been a regular exhibitor at the world's largest consumer exhibition for agriculture, the food industry and horticulture since 1993. »

“Orchards of Russia: Investment, Technologies, Innovations” 22-23 May, Moscow

14 February 2019
Vostock Capital team has prepared a video recording of the discussion dedicated to commercial fruit and grape growing industry of Russia, which was successfully conducted on 15 November 2018 in Bolzano, Italy. The proposition was “Will Russia become a major player in the field of commercial fruit growing by 2020?”. »

World Apple and Pear Association (WAPA) presents annual Southern Hemisphere production forecast

12 February 2019
WAPA discussed and released the consolidated crop forecasts for the forthcoming southern hemisphere apple and pear seasons. Collected from industry associations in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, New Zealand and South Africa, the forecast showed that the 2019 apple and pear Southern Hemisphere crops are expected to reach 5.261.000 T and 1.327.000 T, respectively. »

With a strong focus on protected crops - the Biobest’s French team, and Symbiose, at the SIVAL trade show

8 February 2019
With a strong focus on protected crops, SIVAL attracted over 630 exhibitors and 24,000 visitors from the horticultural and specialty crop sectors. This year’s Biobest stand highlighted the powerful osmoregulator Bluestim®, our award-winning ASPERELLO™ T34 Biocontrol® biofungicide as well as our whitefly insecticide PreFeRal®. »

Top Seeds International at Fruit Logistica with two new brands

7 February 2019
The seed company, which specialises in research and marketing of innovative hybrid vegetable varieties, is making its debut at Fruit Logistica. The Amai and Ikigai brands are amongst the new product lines unveiled at the Berlin show. “Horticulture is a constantly evolving sector,” explained Gianni Bernardotto CEO of Top Seeds International, “so to keep step with the needs of the market we aim to offer vegetable varieties with desirable characteristics and genetic resistance to a wide range of diseases." »

Invasive insects and climate changes, Arrigoni answers with “green healthcare”

6 February 2019
Arrigoni, a leading company in the design and production of protective screens and nettings for crops, focused its presence at this trade show on the agriculture of the future. A 100% sustainable and completely zero environmental impact way of producing, both for humans and for the environment. "Modern agriculture – requires new approach taking into account the changes under way at global level - commented Paolo Arrigoni, CEO of the Group. »

Freshfel Europe urges the sector to continue to stimulate consumption despite high uncertainty in the business environment

5 February 2019
Despite high uncertainty in the fruit and vegetable business environment, Freshfel Europe urges the sector to continue to stimulate consumption for the benefit of European consumers. The current multiplicity of uncertainties, including Brexit, the on-going Russian embargo, the growing impact of increasing climatic events and other market access challenges, should serve to further stimulate the sector »