Announcements

Job offersmore »



Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Photo Report Expo Agroalimentaria Guanajuato 2017

Here it is; the photo report of last week's Expo AgroAlimentaria Guanajuato that was held in the town of Irapuato, Mexico. Thanks to the sunny weather it was a busy trade show and we needed all of our time to meet and greet with all of the suppliers and breeders at the show. But we made it again and we're proud to again share our infamous photo recap with you!




Some trends we spotted: 


Automation - Mexican labour might be cheap, but if you can’t get anyone to work for you things become challenging. Therefore automation like packing machinery, sorting equipment and logistical systems are winning terrain at rapid pace.


Supplemental lighting - Oh yes. U.S. and Canadian greenhouse growers are shifting their cropping schedules every year with a few days or weeks, and the Mexicans want to extend their seasons too. We spotted this multilayer Heliospectra LED germination system that is developed to speed up NatureSweet’s propagation program. Other large greenhouse growers also confirmed to be investigating the use of supplemental lighting.


Berries - No longer to be considered a trend, but soon perhaps to be called as the fourth biggest protected crop after tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. We saw interesting developments in regards to production system designs, varieties and marketing.


Future Farming -Precision ag is a reality. Sometimes a virtual one, but it will not take much time until drones and AGVs become a standard in Mexican row crops, undoubtedly paving the way for an introduction to the greenhouse industry.

Publication date: 11/20/2017
Author: Boy de Nijs
Copyright: www.hortidaily.com

 


 

Other news in this sector:

4/20/2018 5 ways to fund your farm's expansion
4/19/2018 US (CA): Exhibitor registration open for Organic Grower Summit
4/19/2018 Ultra-Clima Convention in Rotterdam
4/19/2018 Locations of the highest and lowest temperatures ever recorded in each state or territory of Australia
4/18/2018 US (CO): Griffin to host cannabis growers’ workshop
4/17/2018 Photo report Empack and Packing Innovations
4/17/2018 Increased Balkan presence at this year's Freskon
4/16/2018 Ireland: Teagasc organizes greenhouse berry seminar
4/16/2018 Australia: Trandos Hydroponic Growers hosts workshop
4/16/2018 Jordan delegation visits Dutch greenhouse horticulture
4/13/2018 Russia: Symposium focuses on greenhouse tomato production
4/13/2018 It's Friday: Time to tap... a tomato!
4/12/2018 "Brand development key element for pepper category"
4/12/2018 NL: Demo greenhouse Enza Seeds open for visitors again
4/11/2018 Australia: Productivity improvements and waste reduction on the table
4/11/2018 "All we know is that Brexit is going to happen"
4/11/2018 China: AEssenseGrows announces international indoor farming symposium
4/10/2018 Applications now open for The Radicle Automation Competition
4/10/2018 20th edition Agritech Israel 2018
4/10/2018 Kenyan agri-entrepreneurs to visit Netherlands