Australia’s ‘window’ into the future
A nation of quick adopters, advanced technology and a move towards ‘veggie centric’ diets is helping to combat the worldwide challenge of stagnant vegetable consumption – but in Australia we still have work to do, according to Rijk Zwaan’s Steven Roberts at the International Seed Federation conference.
The sweet spot in the market
Freshwest, a family owned pepper business based in Glenbrook, New Zealand, has found its place in the market with the sweet pointed pepper, Sweet Palermo. Owners Gaven and Vanessa Naylor are self-proclaimed “foodies” and over the past 13 years, have trialled many different varieties of capsicums with the goal of providing their customers with quality, fresh, flavoursome capsicums.
Rijk Zwaan opens Seed Quality Centre
Dutch-based vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan officially opened a new location in De Lier, the Netherlands, on May 18. This new Seed Quality Center (SQC) creates more room for growth and the application of new testing and research techniques related to seed quality.
Denomination of a new official race of downy mildew in spinach
With effect from 16 April 2018, the International Working Group Peronospora in Spinach (IWGP) has named a new official strain of spinach downy mildew, Pfs:17
Hard work underpins success
For nearly 60 years, the name ‘Stoeff’ has been synonymous with the successful greenhouse industry in South Australia. Mary, of B & M Stoeff Glasshouse Supplies, shares her story with Rijk Zwaan.
AUSVEG and Rijk Zwaan keep supply chain informed
Rijk Zwaan Australia continues its Strategic Partnership with AUSVEG, signing a one-year agreement that will see the companies deliver more positive outcomes for the vegetable supply chain.
Strength in Spain stuns Australian growers
Rijk Zwaan solidified its standing as a market leader in spinach and Salanova to a cohort of Australian growers following a study tour to Spain in February.
Rijk Zwaan joins the third ModulAIR Forum with Van der Hoeven
Addressing the breeding needs of an evolving industry was the topic presented by Rijk Zwaan’s High Tech Sales Representative, Phill Ritchie, at a forum for ModulAIR technology in South Australia.
Paving the way for hydroponically grown melons in Australia
Fourth generation farmer, Anthony Rehbein, owns One Little Farm in Bundaberg, Queensland. In partnership with his wife Kate, their farm has traditionally produced watermelons and ginger in the open field on a commercial scale. Now they have swapped the open field for a greenhouse, paving the way for hydroponically grown melons in Australia.
Rijk Zwaan opens subsidiary in Vietnam
Dutch breeding company, Rijk Zwaan, will open the doors to a new subsidiary in Vietnam from 1 January 2018. Taking over the sales activities from the current local distributor, the establishment will enable Rijk Zwaan to achieve a stronger market position in the region.