Rijk Zwaan and Naturalis join forces in research
Vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan and Naturalis Biodiversity Center are forming a unique partnership to conduct research into biological material. During a visit to the Naturalis collection earlier today, Rijk Zwaan’s Managing Director Kees Reinink signed a three-year contract with Koos Biesmeijer, Research Director at Naturalis.
Salading start to the 10th Biennial HFF Conference
In a radical departure from the traditional conference registration the 10th Annual HFF Conference kicked off with a breakfast salad experience; delegates shared the opportunity to see award winning chef and Love My Salad Ambassador Christopher Howe turn hydroponic produce into salad dishes tailor made for the event.
Dialogue about new tomato opportunities
The Trial Center Tomato (TCT) in Kwintsheul has been open for visitors again since 1 April. Here Johan Vis, Specialist Marketing Tomato & Cucumber, discusses the latest trends and developments in the vegetable category.
Connecting with Fresher Lettuce and Sensational Snacks
From 17th to 18th May Rijk Zwaan was present as an exhibitor at the PMA A-NZ conference Fresh Connections 2016: a key networking, educational and business event for the Australasian fresh produce industry run by the PMA.
Denomination of Pfs 16, a new race of downy mildew in spinach
The IWGP (International Working Group Peronospora) has decided that Pfs UA1519B (Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae) is official Pfs 16. This isolate is found several times in 2015 in the USA and for the moment not in other continents.
Love my Salad Workshop; the recipes!
Running concurrently with our recent demo trial open day Rijk Zwaan was proud to share recent consumer salad leaf research, and visitors were invited to join Australia’s first "Love my Salad" salading workshop, developed especially for food professionals. Here are the recipes from that workshop...
Rijk Zwaan develops app for growing tips
Rijk Zwaan has launched the ‘Growing Partner app’ which will enable crop advisors and growers to exchange knowledge with one another via their smartphones.
New experiences at the Bacchus Marsh Demotrial!
This year’s Bacchus Marsh summer trial open day had a number of Australian firsts
Rijk Zwaan presents Knox™ to a wide audience
From 3-5 February, Rijk Zwaan is once again exhibiting at Fruit Logistica in Berlin. The major highlight on the stand this year is Knox™, the new trait that reduces pinking in lettuce leaves after cutting.
Rijk Zwaan launches new subsidiary in Greece
As of 1 January 2016, Rijk Zwaan Hellas has taken over the sales activities previously handled by the distributor Agrosystem. Rijk Zwaan expects this new subsidiary to enable it to respond to the needs of the Greek vegetable sector even more effectively.