Have a happy and healthy festive season
Seeding change is at the heart of what we do as a vegetable breeding company. We do this by spending years drawing what we can from nature to create varieties that not only meet consumer demands in terms of taste, convenience and nutrition, and aesthetics, but are bred with sustainability in mind and offer benefits for the entire chain.
Using the sun’s power to light up Rijk Zwaan
Two hundred and thirty solar panels installed at Rijk Zwaan’s Australia’s head office have the potential to run the site for zero cost and virtually zero pollution.
Seeding intrigue at Little Food Festival
From a seed to a seedling and finally a tomato plant, three key players in the tomato chain bring a fun and interactive activity to the Little Food Festival with the aim of educating the next generation about where tomatoes come from.
Protecting our food future
Blueleaf cucumber varieties are securing our food future by providing growers with stronger and more reliable plants, and the market with darker and more attractive fruit.
Denomination of a new official race of downy mildew in lettuce, Bl:36
With effect from 01 July 2019 the International Bremia Evaluation Board Europe (IBEB-EU) has designated a new official race of downy mildew in lettuce, Bl:36EU.
New lettuce varieties step up to the plate
A spoon, a wrap, and that crunchy bite as you sink your teeth into a healthy taco – lettuce has always been the foundation for tasty salads, but with recent innovations the humble leaf now offers much more.
Working together to secure our food future
The future of farming and food production is a shared responsibility. While the world’s population is increasing at a rapid rate, and available arable land and water are becoming increasingly scarce, this presents opportunities for key players in the industry to explore new pathways for vegetable development.
Breeding innovations ensure sustainable food
The world of food, fibre and farming will come together this month to focus on global food security, and Rijk Zwaan will demonstrate our corporate social responsibility through innovations in vegetable breeding that are helping to sustain cucumber production and increase lettuce consumption.
Sharing secrets from Europe
From convenience foods and technology that tracks consumer behaviour, to eco-friendly and ‘flavour’ packaging, there is a lot to learn from our counterparts in Europe, according to Nicky Mann of Family Fresh Farms who recently returned from an AUSVEG European Industry Leadership and Development Mission.
Phytopathology testing facility with local expertise
A dedicated laboratory and phytopathology scientist based at Rijk Zwaan Australia’s head office addresses the need for speed and local expertise in plant pest and disease management.