Belgian account manager takes on new challenge

In Belgium, Steven Adriaense has left Van Looveren to join De Ruiter Seeds. Last Friday was his last day at the Greenhouse producer. Steven will be De Ruiter's tomato account manager.  "It was a difficult decision, and I have mixed feelings about it. Since I married into the family, Van Looveren wasn't a standard…

UK: Seasonal workers to receive free Covid-19 tests on farms

The government yesterday called on employers of seasonal agricultural workers to help keep the nation safe and restrict the spread of Covid-19 by registering for free…

Mentoring and recruiting agricultural students for the produce industry

Mentoring young professionals is a fantastic way to help ensure the success and sustainability of the produce industry. It’s also a passion for Wendy McManus, leadership coach with Connect 2 Potential. So, when the stars aligned, McManus signed on to support the Southeast Produce Council’s (SEPC’s)…

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McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture add two to sales team

McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture have announced two hires for their organization in a press release. Allison Pennell is a sales representative for McHutchison in Oregon and possesses a strong horticulture background. She earned her BS degree with an emphasis on environmental studies from Oregon…

Verano365 promotes Herb Rabalais to president

Verano365, a Texas-based horticulture inputs start-up, has elevated Herb Rabalais to President. Rabalais joined the Verano365 team in January 2020 as an account director, and he takes the reigns as President from John Appel, who will focus on his duties as the President of BPS Agriculture, the parent…

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Scotland's daffodil farmers set for second harvest disaster with Covid restrictions lifting too late

Last year, a group of 12 growers in the northeast had to watch at least 75 per cent of their crop worth up to about £1 million rot in fields as the pandemic hit right over the industry’s prime harvest time.Bunches of daffodils were chucked in their millions in what farmers have called “a harvest…

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UK: Fewer daffodil flowers to be harvested ‘due to lack of pickers’

Brexit has contributed to a shortage of flower pickers in the UK, a bulb grower has said. Ordinarily, Taylors Bulbs in Holbeach, Lincolnshire harvests around 2.5 million cut daffodil flowers per year. Kevin Haynes, horticulture manager, said he expects the firm to harvest around a third of that this year…

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Danziger expands product management division

Danziger is pleased to announce the appointment of two industry veterans to its newly created roles of Product Manager – Bedding and Product Manager – Cut Flowers.  The position of Bedding Product Manager has been filled by Yael Assouline, an experienced breeder with a proven track record of innovative breakthroughs…

Jeff Woolsey to present webinar on March 25th

The value of fully integrated control systems in the greenhouse

Next Thursday, March 25, Jeff Woolsey will present the Argus Controls sponsored webinar “The Value of Fully Integrated Control Systems in the Greenhouse”. In this webinar,…

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Autonomous horticulture with the help of AI, will people soon be redundant?

This year will see the start of the 3rd edition of the ‘Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge’. The challenge is to grow lettuce in a greenhouse ‘completely autonomously and without…

March 23, 2 PM (CET)

Webinar: digital labor tracking in greenhouses

Dutch software company Mprise Agriware will host a free webinar on 23 March to discuss the benefits of digital labour tracking solutions in greenhouses. Registration is now open on their website. Labour costs coupled with the availability of skilled labour continue to be one of the primary concerns among…

UK: Drones will be mainstream delivery option by 2040

As unmanned technology and network scale dramatically bring down costs, drones could account for one-third of same-day package deliveries by 2040. While security and privacy…

March 25-31

Celebrate National Farmworker Awareness week

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, is…

Concerns growing as 4,000 seasonal fruit pickers will arrive in Ireland over coming weeks

Experts are expressing their concerns about the possibility that the Irish government’s new quarantine system will come under serious pressure as fruit and vegetable pickers…

Celebrate National Farmworker Awareness Week

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, is…

"Retail prices are expected to remain high for this financial year and into the next"

Forecasts show that there is no short term end for Australia's horticulture labour shortages

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) says while the horticulture industry will suffer significantly from labour shortages, there are some opportunities from high domestic demand. A senior industry economist at ABARES, Charley Xia, told this week's Outlook 2021…

"Now that we have the data we can utilize our strength"

The sensors that currently provide growers with a lot of data will be for sale 'on every street corner' in five years, according to John van Helden from Yookr. That is why he is happy that he has a smart open-source software platform on the market right now. "This way, we can constantly link data from…

"There’s a real risk of farms moving from vegetable production because of labor shortage"

As a recent article in Real Agriculture pointed out, due to COVID-19 restrictions, some fruit and vegetable farmers in Canada are experiencing a labor shortage. “There’s a…

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Managing staff during the labour shortage period

The lack of backpackers and seasonal workers has made competition for staff intense in many parts of the world. As a result, growers have less time to focus on critical…

Plant movements and labour post EU exit focus of AHDB webinars

AHDB is hosting two special webinars to explore the impact of the EU Exit on the ornamentals sector. Experts from across the industry will talk about different aspects of the UK’s agreement with…


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