ITALY – Arrigoni Group will showcase the benefits of Biorete® Air Plus at Fruit Logistica 2024, stand B32, hall 3.1, emphasizing the screens’ superior mechanical strength, ventilation, and insect control capabilities.

The agricultural innovator was prompted to enhance its Biorete® range due to the increasing threat posed by insects, coupled with the impact of global warming and climate change.

The Biorete® Air Plus screens, designed to strike a perfect balance between protection, air permeability, and mechanical strength, have proven to be an effective solution for farmers facing the dual challenges of aggressive insects and changing climatic conditions.

Arrigoni’s agronomist, Milena Poledica, emphasizes the need for comprehensive protection: “Our constant dialogue with growers revealed that maintaining control over insects is a top priority. Biorete® Air Plus not only provides excellent insect control but also ensures optimal air circulation and mechanical toughness, meeting the diverse needs of farmers.”

To address common issues like screen failure and openings after 1 or 2 years of use, Arrigoni introduced a groundbreaking yarn called Arlene HT®.

After extensive research, including various formulae, extrusion methods, and laboratory tests, the 0.17 mm diameter Arlene HT® yarn emerged as the solution.

The resulting Biorete® Air Plus range, with diverse hole dimensions, offers personalized solutions tailored to specific insect control needs.

Christopher Metrakos, Senior Managing Director of Natural Resources at Ontario Teachers’, commented on the significance of this advancement: “Montague is at the forefront of the fresh produce industry in Australia, and we are excited to partner with Scott and the Montague team to continue providing innovative, sustainable, and quality produce for consumers globally.”

As a company deeply invested in the farming sector, Ontario Teachers’ recognizes the potential impact of such technological advancements in enhancing sustainable growth within the agricultural industry.

The transaction’s completion, expected in the first half of 2024, is subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

Table Grape Symposium takes center stage at Macfrut 2024

Meanwhile in another upcoming event update, the 41st edition of Macfrut, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector, is set to shine a spotlight on table grapes with the upcoming Table Grape Symposium.

Scheduled from May 8 to 10, 2024, at the Rimini Expo Centre, the symposium will bring together global industry players, experts, and leading researchers to delve into the latest trends, innovations, and market dynamics within the table grape supply chain.

Coordinated by Bruno Mezzetti of the Marche Polytechnic University, the symposium will cover crucial themes such as innovation, plant variety protection, production techniques, precision farming, quality management, and market trends.

This event provides an opportunity for international researchers and experts to exchange insights and discuss advancements in the table grape industry.

The three-day trade fair will kick off with the Symposium on May 8, offering professionals a deep dive into genetic programs, new cultivars, precision farming techniques, and post-harvest quality management.

On May 9, the Table Grape Global Players event will feature industry leaders discussing market trends and production performance.

The final day, May 10, will focus on Table Grapes in the Field, offering guided technical tours of a test field set up at the trade fair.

Macfrut 2024 promises to be a crucial platform for fostering collaboration, knowledge sharing, and innovation in the global table grape supply chain, attracting industry experts and professionals from around the world.

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