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Philips Horticulture LED Solutions, vertical farming partnership

Philips Horticulture LED Solutions and Hoogendoorn Growth Management have partnered to integrate horticulture lighting technology with greenhouse automation solutions. This partnership aims to enhance dynamic lighting for vertical farming, providing more efficient and effective growing... more »

ZAG offers new cybersecurity service offering

Cybersecurity services are now more accessible to growers and shippers following ZAG Technical Services’ (ZAG) release of a new service promoting cybersecurity strength. Based in San Jose, California, ZAG is an IT consulting firm, specializing... more »

Cybersecurity webinar series launches

A series of webinars is designed to help growers take proactive steps to fortify their cybersecurity and improve efficiencies. Agriculture IT consulting firm ZAG Technical Services (ZAG has launched a webinar series designed to empower... more »

Lessons learned: A look at how everything farmers buy and sell is determined by others

I have been farming Michigan blueberries my entire life and my family has been farming them since 1956. I am the president of the Michigan Blueberry Advisory Committee and the manager for Kamphuis Farms in... more »

AgroFresh acquires Pace, expands offerings

AgroFresh Solutions Inc. has acquired Pace International LLC. Pace was a subsidiary of Valent BioSciences and is a provider of sustainable postharvest solutions, equipment and technical services. The acquisition includes all domestic and overseas operations.... more »

Business: Why do most succession plans fail?

In our previous articles we’ve explored the importance of planning, and why every operation needs two separate succession plans. But even operations that have plans in place sometimes fail to transfer to the next generation.... more »

Why every operation needs two succession plans

It was a gorgeous spring morning in Maine, and our client Jim was moving his water tanker from one parcel of his sprawling farm to another, over a winding and hilly country road. It was... more »

IFG owner Bloom Fresh appoints interim CEO

Bloom Fresh International, which owns International Fruit Genetics (IFG), has appointed an interim chief executive officer to lead what’s touted as the world’s largest fruit breeding company. Josep Jove Estiarte, chief innovation officer, is CEO. ... more »

EU board nixes Pink Lady licensed varieties’ validity

An EU legal battle could place the legitimacy of the plant breeding rights (PBR) of the Pink Lady licensed Cripps Pink and Cripps Red/ Sundowner varieties into question. On Jan. 12, a European plant variety... more »

New Kroger supplier rule requires IPM practices

In a move touted as advancing sustainability in its fresh produce supply chain, a major U.S. retailer is introducing a produce supplier biodiversity program that places new requirements on its produce suppliers. The move by... more »

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