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.
Collaboration creates truss-worthy campaign
Rijk Zwaan’s social initiative Love My Salad joined forces with Nutritionist Catherine Saxelby and Dietitian Emma Stirling to support the new education campaign for truss tomatoes ‘Glasshouse Good’. Driven by leading Australian truss tomato producers: Costa, Flavorite and Perfection Fresh, ‘Glasshouse Good’ aims to engage, excite and educate consumers about truss tomatoes and answer the key question, “What makes truss tomatoes so good?”
Young Aussie growers get a taste of the Netherlands
A ‘vegout’ experience featuring Rijk Zwaan varieties and a visit to the company’s Fijnaart facilities were highlights of a European tour for 11 young Australian vegetable growers recently.
Morris the Melon springs into Toronto
Through the social initiative, Love My Salad, Rijk Zwaan Australia will support the Greater Toronto Spring Fair by bringing the loveable character Morris the Melon to town.
A subtropical breeding legacy
It was a perfect coincidence that when brassica breeding specialist, Wahiduz Zaman moved with his family to Australia in 2006 that Rijk Zwaan was considering a subtropical breeding program.
Passing away of former director and shareholder Maarten Zwaan
Maarten Zwaan passed away on Monday 18 September at the age of 82. Maarten was on the Board of Directors at Rijk Zwaan from 1988 to 2000 and was co-shareholder of the company.
Connecting with key women in Australian horticulture
Key women in the Australian horticulture industry will hear about innovations in vegetable convenience and breeding for the consumer at a Rijk Zwaan hosted event during the 2017 Asia Fruit Logistica.
Rijk Zwaan enters zucchini market with big ambitions
Rijk Zwaan has launched its first three commercial zucchini varieties. The breeding company offers a complete year round program of varieties from its program, all with outstanding fruit quality.
Apex-Brinkman PCA Conference 2017
Rijk Zwaan chose to look at how innovation can help growers of protected crops at the 2017 Apex-Brinkman PCA Conference