TOP Builds Setup for Simulation Preservation Processes

TOP bv has built a setup for simulating almost all possible pasteurization and sterilization processes under various process conditions. This setup makes it possible to test the impact of the latest preservation methods on packaged food products and compare methods, even when these methods are not yet available in practice. TOP bv is among other things active in the development … Read more

Seeds for a big feast

I can’t believe it is November already! It feels like only yesterday that I was shaking hands with then-new editor Michael Freeze. Well… that was a year ago and he’s not new anymore. Time flies! As with show season, this is the time of year our minds go crazy. There are budgets for 2016, holiday … Read more

Issues Faced by Citrus Producers in Florida

Ask the question, “What is the biggest current concern for citrus producers in Florida?” and it is almost a guarantee that citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB) caused by a phloem-limited bacteria will be the answer. This bacterial disease transmitted by psyllids causes green, misshapen and bitter-tasting fruit, and eventually kills the citrus tree. The U.S. … Read more

Managing for Rootworm Problems Before Resistance

In 2014, King’s AgriSeeds had a customer in Belleville, Pennsylvania report rootworm problems with a Bt corn hybrid, possibly suggesting rootworm resistance to the trait. This began an investigation into a trend toward resistance that more customers are struggling with. We notified Dr. John Tooker, Associate Professor of Entomology at Penn State University. Dr. … Read more