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From a desk to the farm, how strawberries changed Matija’s life

“Let’s not look at each other as competition, the more we grow, the less imports there will be!” Matija Brinjak, 29, started out as a…

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Vervaet: a small family business transforms into a leading international player

Dutch company Vervaet is definitely the reference in Europe for slurry and manure processing or beet harvesting. The company alternately produces beet harvesters and manure…

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European green deal, it’s the economy stupid!

By Jannes Maes   While it seems appropriate these days to dispense with any sense of nuance in order to make a point, I would…

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Milking near Brussels

“Urbanisation is a big problem in Flanders!” Bart Vanderstraeten (38) runs a mixed farm with his wife Marijke (31) in Merchtem, a village just outside…

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Corona and agriculture: the impact on our industry

This is the first time, for all of us, that we are experiencing a pandemic like coronavirus. The impact was difficult to estimate but measures…

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Electrical weed control in fruit and wine plantations.

Until recently, if you wanted to control weeds in fruit plantations or vineyards, your choices were either pesticides or attacking the weeds mechanically. In 2018,…

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Automated planting with Agriplanter

The development of fully-automated transplanters for plants with a root ball is continually evolving. Belgian company Agriplant’s transplanter machines are just one example. The company…

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Farmers of Europe Magazine #01

I have travelled a lot across Europe these passed few years, and in doing so, I came into contact with many young farmers. Each of…

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Strawberries from Croatia

In his small village, Veliki Banovac, in the vicinity of Pakrac, Matija Brinjak is the only farmer that grows fruit. Without any experience he started…

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