Murcia agricultural cooperatives reaffirm their commitment to a more sustainable and healthy agriculture

The Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives of the Region of Murcia (Fecoam) has reaffirmed its commitment to organic farming as a more sustainable and healthy farming method, during the meeting of its sector of organic farming, held on January 15th. In that meeting he was re-elected as the representative of José Joaquín Huertas Martínez, of the Hortamira cooperative.

Sakata Seed introduces Gea, its new reference in broccoli

Sakata Seed Iberian has presented to the sector his last novelty in the catalog of cultivation of broccoli, Gea, in the course of a day of field celebrated the 17th of January in the Murcian town of Alhama.

Unique Group has ten healthy proposals for the PITA cafeteria menu

Unica Group has developed ten healthy dishes proposals for the cafeteria menu of the Technological Park of Almería (PITA), continuing in its line of promoting healthy habits, just as it did with the Healthy Hotel project. These are recipes based on the "Healthy Eating Plate" concept from Harvard University, consisting of a balance of macronutrients, real food that is not processed, fresh and, whenever possible, organic.

China opens its borders to the Argentine blueberry

After five years of negotiations, the Argentine government has gained access to the Chinese market of the national production of blueberries. However, given that the blueberry season in the Andean country has already ended, its exports of this red fruit to China will begin next season, in August 2018.

Nurfam travels to Florida to learn about the impact of citrus greening on local plantations

Nufarm Spain, in collaboration with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science (UF / IFAS) of the University of Florida, has made a technical trip to Florida with the purpose of knowing in first person the impact of the huanglongbing disease (HLB) or greening of citrus fruits in the local citriculture.

The Chilean exports of blueberries of this campaign account for around 46,000 tons

The 2017/18 campaign of blueberries from Chile, is already 45% complete and has been characterized by favorable weather conditions. To date, Chilean exports of this red fruit are close to 46,000 tons, registering the highest weekly dispatch in the history of this industry when, during week 51, 11,575 tons were shipped.

HORTIESPAÑA prepares a program to promote greenhouse fruit and vegetable production in Europe

The Interprofessional Organization of Fruit and Vegetables of Spain HORTIESPAÑA, wants to continue with its work of defense of the greenhouse and make the jump to the European market to continue promoting and putting in value this system of culture, changing the negative image and the erroneous beliefs that have been settled in the minds of European consumers about winter products.

"5 a day" faces the final straight for its next General Assembly of Members and Professional Conference

A little less than two months before its celebration, on March 6th, the Association "5 a day" prepares for its General Assembly of Members and Professional Conference. The Annual General Membership Assembly, which this year celebrates its 20th edition and is held in the auditorium of the Mercamadrid Administrative Center, is the most important event of "5 a day", which has already been consolidated as a meeting point between the partners of this Association.

Effect of drip irrigation on a sloping plot on yield and quality of Iceberg lettuce

Article written for ECA on the study carried out by researchers from the IFAPA centers of La Mojonera (Almería) and Alameda del Obispo (Córdoba), regarding the effects of drip irrigation on a sloping plot on the yield and quality of the lettuce crop iceberg.