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07/09/2021 02:17 pm
STA Laboratory becomes a member of the Veltia family
As a part of its development strategy, VELTIA Labs for Life® Group – member of the Groups Tentamus® and Redestos -  has advanced to further expand its current activity in Turkey, where a lab in Antalya region is already operating t ...
14/06/2021 03:01 pm
RNAi-based Solutions to Crop Protection
Abstract Efficiently controlling crop pests and pathogens is essential for securing agricultural production and quality of produce. Current crop protection practices rely heavily on the use of agrochemicals, but their constant u ...
12/05/2021 04:27 pm
World’s best olive oils fly to Japan for the JOOP and JOOP Design Award ceremony
The best olive oils of JOOP 2021 chosen among the almost 500 participants from 20 different countries have been revealed. The Organizing Committee of the Japan Olive Oil Prize has announced the winners of the IX edition of JOOP ...
05/05/2021 03:29 pm
Electric tractors with long battery life from Cellestial E-mobility
Mr. Siddhartha Durairajan is the CEO of the company Cellestial E-mobility. The startup company working on developing e-Tractors. The company have built the 1st Electric tractor in India and the 2nd in the world.  Mr. Siddhartha Dur ...
09/04/2021 04:21 pm
Interview of Commissioner Wojciechowski
1. The Super Trilogue conference for the Future CAP was held on 26/3/2021 in cooperation and responsibility of the three institutions – the Council, Commission and European Parliament.  Furthermore, the ongoing inter-institutional ...
31/03/2021 11:21 am
Commission presents actions to boost organic production
The Commission presented an Action Plan for the development of organic production. Its overall aim is to boost the production and consumption of organic products, to reach 25% of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030, as ...
16/03/2021 11:39 am
The large volume in Valencia is yet to come, first harvesting has higher prices compared to last yea...
Harvesting started timidly in Etoloakarnania (Western Greece) and Laconia (Peloponnese), but in Argolida (Peloponnese) people are not in a hurry. Mr. Petros Bletas from “Sparta Orange” Citrus Agricultural Cooperative of the city ...
09/03/2021 11:37 am
Fish breeding trout: There is demand for export but there are no investments
Trout is a fish that belongs to the solomonids family. In fish breeding, rainbow trout is preferred. The appropriate water temperature for breeding is considered from 12-17 Celsius degrees. A necessary condition for its breeding ...
01/03/2021 10:42 am
Mandarins: The grower’s price increased to 60 cents for good quality
Mandarin harvesting of Nova variety is going to be completed in a few days and this was a good year in terms of grower’s prices. This was due to good demand and export flow. The province of Etoloakarnania (Western Greece) fir ...
15/02/2021 10:05 am
An increase in olive oil seems to be established, the last great act of sale was at 3.10 euros
The Agricultural Olive-processing Cooperative of Metamorfosi in the district of Lakonia has moved to a new sale, in the highest recorded price in the market. Lakonia (Peloponnese). More specifically, the Agricultural Olive-proc ...
08/02/2021 11:40 am
Lemons get rotten on trees, prices are very low and below cost
Prices are very low for lemons, according to growers who spoke to AgroTypos.  Even though this commercial season had a good start regarding prices, afterwards it started go downwards, which resulted in lemons not having any comm ...
05/02/2021 02:54 pm
First assessment after the end of the 2020/2021 olive oil production campaign in Spain
Exclusive interview to AgroTypos with representatives of the Spanish Association of Olive Tree Municipalities (Asociación Española de Municipios del Olivo - AEMO). As the end of the 2020/2021 olive oil production campaign in Spa ...
02/02/2021 10:10 am
Commission extends package of support measures for the wine sector
The Commission adopted the extension of exceptional measures to support the wine sector by one year, making the measures applicable until 15 October 2021 and retroactive from 16 October 2020.  Hard hit by the consequences of the ...
01/02/2021 03:00 pm
Walnuts: Demand and grower’s prices are increasing in this month
The situation in internal walnut market seems to change gradually, as growers realize that demand increases, so as prices. Yannis Siatos cultivates 80 stremma with Carifornia walnut trees and local traditional varieties in the r ...
25/01/2021 10:02 am
Grains grew rapidly this year, hard wheat is in high demand and costs up to 27 cents
Increase in wheat fields this year due to uncertainty with energy and low cotton prices. The cultivation of wheat is very good all over Greece, with fast plant growth and good commercial circumstances, as a result of last year’s ...
22/12/2020 11:00 am
Covid-19: Agricultural sectors which need support by the Greek Ministry of Agricultural Development ...
An increasing number of growers are pressing the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food (MADF) because they did not get any financial support due to the pandemic, even though, as they claim, the financial loss incurred was b ...
16/12/2020 05:06 pm
EU farm policy 2021-2022: MEPs approve transitional rules and €8bn recovery aid
MEPs approved provisions to ensure a smooth transition from the current EU farm policy to the future one and €8 billion in aid for food producers and rural areas. A new EU law, approved on Wednesday by 653 votes in favour to 19 ...
07/12/2020 02:21 pm
Grower’s price for corn reached 23 cents, upward trends
Prices were quite good at the beginning (up to 21 cents). Afterwards, crop remained stable due to imports, but now, as it remains stored in silos, the interest for corn has increased due to international circumstances as well. M ...
02/12/2020 03:31 pm
INC: Demand for nuts is high due to the pandemic
The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC) hosted an online conference to unite the industry during this difficult global pandemic. The conference featured discussions on crop estimates, nutrition, scientific, and marke ...
25/11/2020 11:06 am
Olive oil: Big problems in cultivation, this year estimates for prices are from 2.5 to 3 euros
The olive fruit harvest is in progress throughout the country. Although there was a good start this year, the market did not seem to give high prices. However, many growers claim that there are significant problems in cultivatio ...
12/11/2020 04:55 pm
Pomegranate: Same prices as last year and increased demand for exports, what happens in Turkey
In our country pomegranate harvest is in progress. There were some maturation problems due to weather conditions. Grower’s prices are at the same level as last year. There is interest in new plantings in our country and demand for ...
30/10/2020 10:14 am
Mandarin Nova are small in quantities, high grower’s prices are expected
The Nova mandarins harvest starts in December. This cultivar grows mainly in the provinces of Laconia, Argolis, Arta, Thesprotia and Etoloakarnania. Given that Clementines also started very well, the prospects for mandarins Nova ...
29/10/2020 12:10 pm
INC: Energy boosting and digestive healthy foods among the fastest growing trends
INC Consumer Study Finds Energy Boosting and Digestive Healthy Foods Among the Fastest Growing Trends, with Immune Support Expected to Grow. Trends show that within the next five years, energy boosting and digestive health will ...
14/10/2020 01:35 pm
The European market faces a high demand in chestnut but the offer remains low
Last week, the European Chestnut Network organised its first ever webinar on the current harvest, market prospects in Europe, and the impact of the health crisis.  On October 7, Eurocastanea, the European chestnut network brough ...
13/10/2020 04:46 pm
Bayer helping transform the food system through innovation in agriculture
As part of the company’s Future of Farming Dialogue virtual event series, Liam Condon, President of the Crop Science division of Bayer, emphasized the importance of the company’s sustainability commitments it set in 2019. Condon ...
06/10/2020 10:32 am
Low grower’s prices for pistachio nuts
Things go bad this year in the pistachio nut market as prices go straight down. They have an average price of 6-7 euros per kilo for open pistachio nuts and 4 euros per kilo for closed ones. These prices are very low compared to ...
25/09/2020 02:48 pm
Italy shows great interest this year as well for the Greek chestnut - large sized varieties are the ...
Long lasted drought is expected to reduce agricultural output and Large-sized chestnuts. Growers and cooperative members from Melivoia (Thessaly district), where this well-known product is produced, were expecting a normal seaso ...
23/09/2020 11:42 am
EU Maize Seeds: Strong Demand, but Declining Available Supply
The French National Federation of Maize and Sorghum Seed Production (the F.N.P.S.M.S.) has recently updated its data regarding maize seed uses and resources on the European market, thus integrating the aggregated results of the 201 ...
14/09/2020 02:44 pm
Predictions on new olive oil production in Spain
Exclusive interview to AgroTypos with representatives of the Spanish Association of Olive Tree Municipalities (Asociación Española de Municipios del Olivo - AEMO). The director of AEMO, Mr Jose Mª Penco, talks to us about this s ...
14/09/2020 10:50 am
First discussions about pistachio nut with shell prices are for 7.50 euros for open and 5.50 for clo...
While worldwide demand about nuts is rising, in Greece some people using coronavirus as an excuse are trying to buy at low prices. Harvesting of the pistachio nut with shell has already been done to a good level in main producti ...
07/09/2020 11:10 am
10th ISHS International Peach Symposium: The first round of confirmed keynote speakers
The Organizing Committee of the 10th ISHS International Peach Symposium (link) is delighted to announce the first round of confirmed keynote speakers: Pere Arús, Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CRAG), IRTA, Spain ...
03/09/2020 10:42 am
Stocks are decreasing, the price in extra virgin olive oil slightly increases
In the next days we expect news regarding the demand from Italy while purchases were made for 2.7 euros per kilo. The olive oil market was not very active during August for the main productivity zones. The main clue was a lack o ...
08/07/2020 03:45 pm
International Nut and Dried Fruit Council: Increasing demand for healthy snacking options
Exclusive interview with the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council in the English version of AgroTypos. Τhe International Nut and Dried Fruit Council spoke exclusively to AgroTypos about the effects of the coronavirus pandem ...
11/06/2020 04:53 pm
From astronaut to economist, the Alltech ONE Virtual Experience launched in May
The Alltech ONE Virtual Experience launched in May with more than 21,500 registrants from 117 countries, uniting for a unique exploration of the future of agriculture, business and the world around us the Alltech ONE Virtual Experi ...
05/06/2020 01:35 pm
EU: support to the agri-food sector after the pandemic
Margrethe Vestager (born 13 April 1968) is a Danish social liberal politician serving in the Von der Leyen Commission as Executive Vice President of the European Commission for A Europe Fit for the Digital Age since 1 December 2019 ...
04/06/2020 01:41 pm
Hazera and Vilmorin-Mikado demo field day
The Lettuce Open Field day that held in Greece was the first sign of the "new normality", following the Coronavirus epidemic quarantine period. This was an excellent opportunity to introduce lettuce growers to the new varieties by ...
03/06/2020 11:24 am
Leading Greek crop protection company Alfa to fully join ADAMA
Full tie-up comes after more than 30 successful years of partnership and growth, serving Greek farmers TEL AVIV, ISRAEL and ATHENS, GREECE, May28, 2020 - ADAMA Ltd. (“ADAMA”) (SZSE 000553), today announced it will acquire the rema ...
25/05/2020 11:29 am
Tomato Vision opens its doors in the Netherlands
A new Syngenta tomato demonstration centre is set to change the way tomato varieties are bred and to fulfil new market demands in the future. New modern glasshouse to ensure a faster introduction of new high-quality varieties ...
11/05/2020 12:58 pm
What plant viruses can teach us about human viruses - COVID-19
Globalization of our world over the past several decades has driven a huge increase in the global movement of biological material, providing numerous opportunities for the spread of diseases in a relatively short time. Infectious ...
17/03/2020 02:31 pm
Commission offers to all Member States possibility to extend CAP payments application deadline
Following an initial request from the Italian authorities facing an unprecedented crisis in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak and the overall difficult situation faced by the European Union, the European Commission has decided to a ...
27/02/2020 12:03 pm
The EU private storage aid scheme for olive oil was concluded today
The private storage aid scheme for olive oil adopted in November 2019 was concluded today, with the last tendering procedure supported by Member States. Overall, the scheme covered a total volume of 213,500 tonnes of olive oil, rep ...
20/02/2020 11:56 am
Watermelon cultivation is picking up pace as everyone is going for an early crop
In western Greece (Trifylia and Elis), farmers are busy planting out watermelons as fast as they can. Producers are aiming for an early crop so that they can secure a good price. However, there is a risk that large quantities of wa ...
17/02/2020 05:22 pm
EU invests more than €100 million in new LIFE Programme projects
The European Commission today announced an investment of €101.2 million for the latest projects under the LIFE programme for the Environment and Climate Action. The funding will support 10 large-scale environment and climate projec ...
12/02/2020 01:45 pm
Biologicals by Bayer
Dr. Bob Reiter, Global Head of Research and Development for the Crop Science division of Bayer, talks about Bayer's biologicals, during the 2019 press conference in Monheim when Agrotypos had the opportunity to meet him. Bayer i ...
07/02/2020 06:40 pm
2020 FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award (FLIA)
This year's FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award (FLIA) goes to the tomato "Yoom™" from the company Syngenta Seeds. With around 30 per cent of the votes, it is the clear winner in the competition to determine the best innovation in the ...
31/01/2020 04:50 pm
Bayer Welcomes US Environmental Protection Agencys Reaffirmation that Glyphosate Is Safe
«Decision of EPA corresponds to the long-standing assessments of leading international health authorities», says Liam Condon. Bayer said today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's favorable conclusion about the safety ...
31/01/2020 02:36 pm
2018: Two thirds of EU milk used to make cheese and butter
Eurostat: In 2018, 156.8 million tonnes of whole milk was processed in the European Union (EU). EU dairies produced 10.3 million tonnes of cheese, as well as 2.4 million tonnes of butter and other fat products (“yellow products”). ...
31/01/2020 01:54 pm
EUROSTAT - Agriculture: EU organic area up 34% since 2012
The total organic area in the European Union (EU) was 13.4 million hectares in 2018, corresponding to 7.5% of the total utilised agricultural area. This represents an increase of 34% between 2012 and 2018. Among the EU Member State ...
28/01/2020 06:15 pm
The Spices and Herbs Global Expo makes its debut at Macfrut
For the first time in Europe, the trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector, to be held from 5 to 7 May in Rimini (Italy), will host an Exhibition on Spices and Officinal and Aromatic Herbs, a fast-growing global market worth o ...
23/01/2020 01:14 pm
Trends in world production of table olives - Egypt sees a large increase
World production of table olives for the period 2019/2020 is projected to reach 2,925,500 tonnes, according to figures announced by the International Olive Council (IOC). World production is expected to increase by 14% this year c ...
20/01/2020 12:13 pm
Arseniko Naxou, a Greek cheese, is now recognised as protected designation of origin (PDO)
The European Commission has approved the application for registration of Arseniko Naxou in the register of protected designations of origin (PDO). "Arseniko Naxou" is a ripened, hard cheese that is traditionally made from unpast ...
14/01/2020 01:29 pm
Small crop but good prices for Merlin oranges - trends in orange prices in the EU
The harvesting and export of Merlin variety oranges is currently in progress. According to data recently released by the European Commission (supplied by the Hellenic Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food), producer prices ...
13/01/2020 10:50 am
This year, small stocks and higher prices for apples in the EU
Apple prices in the EU during the current trading year are running at levels higher than the average in the previous 5 years. According to the forecasts of WAPA (the World Apple and Pear Association), apple production in the EU fo ...
20/05/2016 11:08 am
Interview: International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) Executive Director
We at Agrotypos had a chance to interview Jose Sette, the Executive Director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), on all the latest trends in the cotton industry. Referring to our country (Greece), he believes tha ...
13/05/2016 03:21 pm
Noshan project
NOSHAN is an ambitious research project funded by the EU that targets to create cheaper and eco – friendly fodder while improving the health of animals. Scientists in Belgium, Spain and other european countries have been conducting ...
25/04/2016 12:21 pm
Interview: World Processing Tomato Council (WPTC) General Secretary
Agrotypos had a chance to interview Sophie Colvine, the General Secretary of the World Processing Tomato Council (WPTC), on the latest trends of international processing tomato sector. For Greece the General Secretary recognizes th ...
16/09/2015 01:23 pm
Hay milk farmers in Austria
Recently (since 2004) hundreds of Austrian dairy producers turn to a traditional way of producing milk. They attempt to feed their animals (mainly cows) by the method of Hay Farming (milk production based on hay) which is free of s ...