Setting Rijk Zwaan on the path to success in Asia
In July 2020, Rijk Zwaan will say farewell to a team member that has been integral in pioneering its development across Australasia – Arie Baelde. We speak with Arie about growth, what Rijk Zwaan stands for and his plans for retirement.
Four unique melons to enter the market
Following the cancellation of the Australian Melon Conference & Field Day, which was to be held in Western Australia this year, field trials of Rijk Zwaan latest melon varieties continued with four unique sweeter melons showcased.
Three big events for Australian growers, starting in Europe
Following the success of last years’ Fruit Logistica, which attracted over 78,000 visitors from 135 countries, Rijk Zwaan’s Western Australian Sales Representative, Lachlan Grierson travelled to Berlin for the 2020 event, held on 5 – 7 February.
Coronavirus – Rijk Zwaan is taking appropriate measures and continuing to supply seeds
The world is facing a serious health crisis as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. Health organisations and governments across the globe are implementing various measures to limit the spread of the virus. Rijk Zwaan recognises the importance of this and is taking appropriate steps.
Creating success with snack cucumbers in Australia
"Balance is my story" This is the remarkable story of Patrick de Craen, who came from The Netherlands to help create one of the most successful glasshouse operations just 60 minutes north of Sydney, Australia growing snack cucumbers at Family Fresh Farms.
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.