FDBusiness.com

Produce World Seeks Broccoli Perfection With New Role

 Breaking News
  • HKScan Strengthens its Meals Offering With Investment in Estonia HKScan, the leading Nordic food company, plans to invest in its Rakvere unit in Estonia. The €8 million investment will go towards modernising the unit’s frying department, including the expansion of the building and the installation of new cooking and packaging lines enabling implementation of new technologies and packaging solutions. Construction is to commence in [...]...
  • Food and Drink is at the Heart of the UK’s Largest Packaging Show Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 28 February-1 March 2018, and is set to be the most innovative show to date. With over 290 exhibitors already signed up, the UK’s largest annual event for the entire packaging supply chain will feature the latest industry innovations and technologies, alongside a major free-to-attend [...]...
  • AGRO Merchants Group Acquires Grocontinental AGRO Merchants Group, a global leader in cold storage and logistics solutions, announced today the acquisition of UK-based Grocontinental Limited. This transaction reinforces AGRO’s position as the leading cold storage and logistics provider in the United Kingdom and Ireland, deepens its commodity expertise, and substantially enhances its value-added service offerings for customers. David Grocott and Linda Grocott, third generation owners of [...]...
  • Trade Fair and More – The Event and Congress Programme For Anuga FoodTec 2018 Resource efficiency will be the primary focus of Anuga FoodTec 2018, the leading international supplier fair for the food and beverage industry, which will be held in Cologne, Germany from 20 to 23 March 2018. Around 1,700 suppliers from more than 50 countries will be presenting their new products for the production and packing of [...]...
  • TINE to Invest €77 Million in New Jarlsberg Plant in Ireland TINE, Norway’s largest farmer-owned dairy co-operative, is to invest €77 million in a dairy with the capacity to produce 20,000 tonnes of Jarlsberg cheese a year. The goal is to secure and strengthen Jarlsberg sales outside of Norway as export supports are phased out in 2020. This will make export of Jarlsberg from Norway unprofitable. “Jarlsberg [...]...

Produce World Seeks Broccoli Perfection With New Role

Produce World Seeks Broccoli Perfection With New Role
January 08
09:31 2015

Produce World Group, the UK’s largest grower and supplier of fresh vegetables, is on the look-out for a person that can help to nurture the perfect crop of broccoli through an innovative research project looking to grow more vegetables more efficiently. The role is part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project in collaboration with Cranfield University that aims to develop a forecasting model for broccoli to better match supply of the crop with customer demand, improve the consistency of supply of the product for the supermarkets and improve harvesting efficiencies of broccoli in the growing fields.

More accurate forecasting holds huge opportunity for broccoli cropping, with timing of the harvest and weather conditions being vital in producing a crop that matches the demands of the market, while also minimising waste on the fields. The model aims to help produce the optimum broccoli crop through informed planning and adaption to these variations.

Broccoli has experienced a surge in popularity in the past year, with an overall volume growth of 13.9% in 2014. Therefore it is important for the supply chain to have the growing cycles closely matched with consumer demand.

Andrew Burgess, Produce World Group’s agricultural director says: “Broccoli continues to grow in popularity and has become Britain’s favourite green vegetable due to its convenience and relevance as part of modern meals. However, it can be a difficult crop to grow due to its reliance on specific timings for harvest and the right weather conditions. This is why we’re involved in this innovative project to ensure that broccoli is grown as efficiently as possible and that the high consumer demand can be matched by the quality and quantity of the crop.”

The job will be based near Boston, Lincolnshire, with the chosen candidate working as part of the three year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) collaborative project between Cranfield University and Produce World Group.

Requirements for the role lend itself perfectly to a unique candidate that has a background in science, environment, food or farming, as well as having knowledge of spatial data and agri-informatics.

More information is available at https://jobs.cranfield.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=4009&p_web_page_id=206579.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • January 8, 2018RAI Exhibition
  • January 16, 2018Sival Plant Production Trade Show
  • January 17, 2018Dutch Organic Trade Fair
  • January 17, 2018Anfas Food Product
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements