HortConnections 2017 a Knox™ Out!
HortConnections 2017 has set a new benchmark in Australian horticultural events, with excellent speakers and sessions providing vital industry insights and leading opinions from experts in a range of fields.
Australia farewells cucumber pioneer
On Sunday 7 of May William Elazzi of Glenorie, NSW passed away at home. William was one of the first growers of Lebanese cucumbers in Australia and can be called the father of the Lebanese cucumber industry.
Innovation is Key to Gippsland Trials
With innovation at the heart of the event, Rijk Zwaan was proud to receive the Boomaroo Nurseries award for innovation and productivity.
New denomination of official bremia strain, Bl:33
With effect from May 1 2017 the International Bremia Evaluation Board (IBEB) has officially named a new official strain of Bremia lactucae (Downy Mildew). A large proportion of Rijk Zwaan’s lettuce range is resistant to this strain.
Retail Center now open for visitors
Today Rijk Zwaan officially opened its Retail Center in Berlin, Germany. The Retail Center is Rijk Zwaan’s latest step in further improving its service to retailers and identifying the right priorities for the company’s breeding programmes.
Knox™ wins Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2017
On Friday 10 February 2017, the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award was presented for the eleventh time. Over 70,000 visitors to the trade fair were invited to vote for their favourite out of the ten nominees, and Rijk Zwaan is extremely honoured and proud to announce that Knox™ emerged as the winner.
Bejo and Rijk Zwaan announce licensing deal on traits in vegetables
Bejo and Rijk Zwaan have signed an agreement for the exchange of non-exclusive licenses for patented traits in vegetables. This exchange will enable the two vegetable breeding companies to strengthen their innovative capacities and introduce improved varieties more quickly.
Milestone for development of African horticulture
Vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan has introduced its first hybrid varieties for African eggplant. These varieties have numerous advantages over those traditionally grown in Africa and will enable farmers to generate a better income for themselves. Rijk Zwaan spent almost 10 years working on the development of these varieties and is now selling the first seeds on a commercial basis.
Rijk Zwaan extends its services with the new Retail Centre in Berlin
Vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan is establishing a permanent "experience centre'' in Berlin to inform and inspire its international retail partners. The new Retail Centre will be one of Rijk Zwaan's two chosen themes during the upcoming Fruit Logistica. The others will be Knox™, a trait that delays pinking in fresh cut lettuce and that has been officially nominated for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2017.
Rijk Zwaan Australia and AUSVEG sign strategic partnership
Seed company Rijk Zwaan Australia and industry body AUSVEG begin a collaboration to further improve the development of market oriented varieties for Australian vegetable growers. The partnership agreement was officially signed today by representatives of Rijk Zwaan and AUSVEG in the presence of Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands, with Mr Henk Kamp, Minister of Economic Affairs representing a trade mission from the Netherlands.