Partnering for success with Health Futures Australia
In partnership with Health Futures Australia, a health promotion charity, Rijk Zwaan Australia is embarking on an experiment enabling young people to experience agriculture and develop a love for growing fresh food (and eating it!).
Salanova® varieties create a premium salad segment in Australia
Capitalising on the demand for extreme convenience, Rijk Zwaan's Salanova® mixed butter leaf varieties provide a premium solution to the needs of many consumers..
Investing in seed quality
Breeding for sustainability is at the heart of Rijk Zwaan’s approach to developing new and improved vegetable seeds.
VIDEO: Lockyer Valley Growers Expo 2021
Queensland Sales Representative, Maurice Schiavon, shares variety highlights from the 2021 Lockyer Valley Growers Expo.
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.
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.
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.