Producing food that is good for you and the planet
Pretty to look at, bursting with flavour and helping to increase vegetable consumption, a new product from the Rijk Zwaan tomato snacking range will have tongues wagging at Hort Connections this year.
Rijk Zwaan talks sustainability at Hort Connections
Food security is high on everyone’s agenda as more than 690 million people don’t have enough to eat (World Vision); more education about healthy food is needed to curb obesity and malnutrition; and innovative vegetable breeding is focusing on protecting our resources – how vegetable seed companies are addressing these concerns is one topic of conversation at this year’s Hort Connections.
Denomination of Pe: 18 and 19, two new races of downy mildew in spinach
Two new races of the downy mildew pathogen (Peronospora effusa) on spinach have been denominated by the International Working Group on Peronospora in spinach (IWGP). Isolate SP1924 found in Europe, is denominated as race Pe: 18. Isolate UA202001E, found in the USA, is denominated as race Pe: 19. Rijk Zwaan’s spinach program has already a selection of varieties resistant to Pe: 18 and Pe: 19.
Blueleaf® cucumber Insula RZ offers greater insurance for growers
A new Rijk Zwaan cucumber variety, Insula RZ, answers the market’s call for reliability and quality, especially during cooler growing periods, with the added benefits of Blueleaf® and CGMMV resistance.
How to make vegetables more appealing
As vegetable breeding company we look for ways to make vegetables more appealing. We do so by combining our breeding expertise with sensory research and consumer research, and we also work together with chain partners. Annette Meeder, a taste researcher at Rijk Zwaan, shares four examples.
Sustainable Vegetable Farm Days
Sustainable Vegetable Farm Days were held in Daylesford, Victoria on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th March 2021.
A Healthy Partnership
Rijk Zwaan is a proud supporter of Health Futures Australia (HFA), a local not-for-profit organisation and health promotion charity headed by Dr. Shelley Bowen. Rijk Zwaan shares HFA’s belief that fresh, nutritious food is critical in building a happy and healthy human and local economy.
Rijk Zwaan’s new spinach and Swiss chard varieties
Rob Philip, Account Manager for Rijk Zwaan Australia presents a range of market leading spinach and chard varieties and new introductions featured at the East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation day (EGVID) trials during May 2020 at Lindenow, Victoria, Australia.
Rijk Zwaan’s Salanova® one-cut-ready crispy, coral, oak and butter lettuce varieties
Rijk Zwaan lettuce varieties provided an abundance of vibrant colour and an enthusiastic response from growers when featured at the East Gippsland Vegetable Innovation day (EGVID) trials during May 2020 at Lindenow, Victoria, Australia.
At the forefront of innovation with Sun City Produce
Bao Duy from Sun City Produce walks through the fields, through the wind and rain, multitasking as he observes the crops during their mid-season harvest, while generously offering his time. ”It's good. I love it.”