Rijk Zwaan and Naturalis join forces in research
Vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan and Naturalis Biodiversity Center are forming a unique partnership to conduct research into biological material. During a visit to the Naturalis collection earlier today, Rijk Zwaan’s Managing Director Kees Reinink signed a three-year contract with Koos Biesmeijer, Research Director at Naturalis.
Dialogue about new tomato opportunities
The Trial Center Tomato (TCT) in Kwintsheul has been open for visitors again since 1 April. Here Johan Vis, Specialist Marketing Tomato & Cucumber, discusses the latest trends and developments in the vegetable category.
Denomination of Pfs 16, a new race of downy mildew in spinach
The IWGP (International Working Group Peronospora) has decided that Pfs UA1519B (Peronospora farinosa f. sp. spinaciae) is official Pfs 16. This isolate is found several times in 2015 in the USA and for the moment not in other continents.
Rijk Zwaan develops app for growing tips
Rijk Zwaan has launched the ‘Growing Partner app’ which will enable crop advisors and growers to exchange knowledge with one another via their smartphones.
Rijk Zwaan presents Knox™ to a wide audience
From 3-5 February, Rijk Zwaan is once again exhibiting at Fruit Logistica in Berlin. The major highlight on the stand this year is Knox™, the new trait that reduces pinking in lettuce leaves after cutting.
Rijk Zwaan launches new subsidiary in Greece
As of 1 January 2016, Rijk Zwaan Hellas has taken over the sales activities previously handled by the distributor Agrosystem. Rijk Zwaan expects this new subsidiary to enable it to respond to the needs of the Greek vegetable sector even more effectively.
Trial Center Tomato ready for new season
With 96 planted varieties, Rijk Zwaan’s demo facility in Kwintsheul is ready for yet another new season.
Turnover increases through international growth
Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel generated a net turnover of 340 million euros in the 2014/2015 financial year, representing a 9% increase compared to the previous year. Virtually all crops and almost all countries in which Rijk Zwaan is active contributed to the growth.
Knox™ captivates visitors during demo days
Rijk Zwaan’s location in Fijnaart hosted this year’s demo days from mid-September until the end of October. One of the particular highlights this year was Knox™, a trait in lettuce varieties which slows down the leaf discolouration process caused by oxidation.
Rijk Zwaan promoted to Hillenraad 500+
This year, for the very first time, Rijk Zwaan has made it onto the Hillenraad 500+, the annual list of companies with revenues of more than 500 million euros or with more than 1,000 employees in the Netherlands.