All posts tagged "horticulture"

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    Chart of the day: How inefficient is beef?

    Beef is extremely inefficient to produce, as cattle consume a huge amount of calories and protein in...

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    Kiwi industry dreams of robots

    Robotics are being talked up as a solution to labour shortages in horticulture industries around the world. The new technology could replace crop harvesting jobs that farmers are increasingly struggling to fill. Staffing had rapidly become a global challenge for the horticulture industry, Robotics Plus founder Steve Saunders said at a conference...

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    Horticulture in India grows less than population

    Horticulture production is estimated at 307.2 million tonnes (mt) in the current year (July-June), up 2.2 per cent over last year , according to second advance estimates of released by the Union Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday. Last year’s production was 300.6 mt. The production of fruits is estimated to be about 94.4...

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    Chilean scientists is applying artificial intelligence to help fruit farmers

    A group of Chilean scientists is applying artificial intelligence to help a sector not usually associated with this kind of high technology–fruit farmers. The team has designed a special software called Agronomic Simulation and Agroclimatic Information, known by its Spanish acronym SAIA, which places real-time data about the soil, plants and weather...

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    World Bank announces USD 140 mn project to support irrigation in Tunisia

    The World Bank announced today a USD 140 million project to support the Tunisian government’s focus on irrigated agriculture as a means of managing scarce water resources while creating economic opportunities, especially in underdeveloped rural regions. The new project will finance the repair of irrigation systems to make them more efficient and...

  • Fresh Connections Mexico

    With the shifting economic climate and uncertain trade policies, this event will be where industry leaders come together to forge a strong future. At the only event in Mexico that brings the entire fresh produce supply chain together, you will meet buyers and exporters, learn from forward-thinking leaders, and engage with exhibitors...

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    Fresh Produce Packaging Study Shows Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 60%

    Pullach, Germany — April 17, 2018: A new study, Carbon Footprint of Food Packaging, comparing the carbon footprints of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) and single-use cardboard boxes, has shown that RPCs emit 60% less CO2 when used for packaging, shipping and storing fresh produce. Published in February 2018, the study was conducted...

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    Mucci Farms and the new wave of agriculture

    A $70 million privately funded, groundbreaking agriculture venture in Huron remain confident they can produce and achieve...

  • Fresh Connections Chile

    An actionable strategy for growth is just that—actionable. Something you can walk away with and implement to help your business grow. After this half-day event full of relationship-building with local growers and exporters, importers, retails and business solution providers—you will step back into your business with new tactics and new connections to...

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    Study: Apple and peach production, distribution and consumption in Mediterranean fruit sector

    Peach and apple are two important products in the Mediterranean fruit sector. The aim of this work is to analyse environmentally the entire life cycle stages of Mediterranean fruit production, from cradle to grave, considering agricultural, retail, consumption and disposal stages, using a multiyear approach with data from ten years of real...

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