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June 26-28, West Des Moines

US (IA): FarmHer introduces Cultivate event for women

Cultivate by FarmHer is a national event that will bring together women from all walks of life who share a love for agriculture and a desire to collaboratively bring light to how their lifestyles are impacting the world around them. The event will be hosted June 26-28, 2017 in West Des Moines, IA at the.....

May 23, Eindhoven

NL: Lighting for Horticulture Conference

The inaugural Horticultural Lighting Europe Conference is presented by PennWell Corporation and supported by the PennWell LED & Lighting Network, comprised of the industry’s leading publications and tradeshows including LEDs Magazine, Lux Review, Strategies in Light, The LED Show, LuxLive, Lightspace dot.....

February 24

US (AZ): Aquaculture and vertical farming at University of Arizona

There will be two speakers at the next CEAC Covering Environments Seminar, held Friday, February 24th from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM in the CEAC Lecture Room. At 4:15 PM, Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons (Professor ABE, SWES and CEAC Faculty) will give his presentation entitled “Technological Advances, Trends and Challenges.....

March 19, Ceresco

US (MI): Workshop vegetable transplant production success

Join Michigan Farmer Field School for this full-day workshop at one of Michigan's oldest and largest diverse organic vegetable farms, Cinzori Farm, for a look at their strategies for large-scale transplant production as they grow transplants for more than 70 acres of vegetables. Denae Friedheim will also.....

March 9, Petersburg

US (VA): Berry health focus of VSU conference

Virginia State University’s College of Agriculture has scheduled its ninth annual Berry Production and Marketing Conference on March 9 from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Gateway Dining Hall on campus.Keynote speaker Dr. Britt Burton will discuss berry health. She is director of the Illinois Institute of.....

Aglanta: breath of fresh air for CEA industry

Aglanta is now finished, yet the urban agriculture sector is still buzzing about the conference. Follow up posts are getting shared like wildfire, and feedback has indicated the conference was a badly needed breath of fresh air for the CEA industry.Agritecture / Blue Planet Consulting approached the.....

March 21, Goshen

US (IN): Learn management strategies at growers meeting

Produce growers in northern Indiana and southern Michigan can learn to make their operations more profitable and productive at the second annual Michiana Vegetable and Fruit Growers Meeting onMarch 21.The daylong event is hosted by the Purdue Extension and Michigan State University Extension services. It.....

March 1-29

Veggie Farming webinar: From season-long care to harvest

This five-week course online (BF121) on Wednesday evenings in March covers vegetable production from transplanting to harvest, including information on in-season fertility, integrated pest management, weed control options, harvesting strategies, and tips for marketing your products.Designed for aspiring.....
March 9, Encinitas

US (CA): Israel ag tech innovation showcase coming to Encinitas

On March 9, a delegation from 12 companies specializing in crop protection, crop nutrition, plant genetics and breeding, irrigation and decision support tech will visit Encinitas for the Israel-AgTech Innovation Showcase. The purpose of the event is to foster collaboration between scientists, engineers,.....

March 29, West Lafayette

US (IN): Purdue to host first hydroponic lettuce production workshop

Purdue University’s horticulture department will host its first ever hydroponic lettuce production workshop on March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to provide lettuce producers with the tools they need to increase the productivity of their operations.The workshop is free and open to the public. It will be.....

Photoreport Horticontact

PHOTO REPORT Greenhouse builders can hardly meet the demand. Growers are increasing their investments and suppliers launch one novelty after another. This became evident after the Horticontact in Gorinchem.Click here to see the pictures.A new Svensson screen, a new clipping system at Agrifast, a new machine for Verhagen.....

March 27-29, Rotterdam

International berry industry to discuss challenges at the Global Berry Congress

This year’s Global Berry Congress returns to the World Trade Center in Rotterdam on 27-29 March. The challenge, in effect, is the same for the international berry business itself: following two decades of considerable success, with impressive sales growth and category expansion in markets old and new, the.....

April 3-7, Tucson

US (AZ): Savings for CEAC Short Course

Time is running out to register for the 16th Annual Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course of the University of Arizona Controlled Environmental Agriculture Center [UofA-CEAC]. The program was revitalized to make it most relevant to trends in the industry, advances in CEA.....

15-17 March at Horti Asia in Bangkok Thailand:

Dutch-Japanese investment forum to discuss smart Asian horticulture

Horticulture in Asia is undergoing rapid changes these days. Especially as a result of a rising middle class that increasingly demands better and more safely grown produce. Therefore sustainable protected horticulture and greenhouse farming practices are no longer a pioneering activity but have become an.....

AHDB Exports advertises British produce in Berlin

Once again, AHDB Exports will be taking a stand at Fruit Logistica to showcase Great Britain’s horticulture and potato industries.AHDB Exports will provide a high profile platform from which exhibitors from across the horticulture and potato industries can showcase their products to over 67,000 trade.....

February 7, Loveland

US: Southwest Ohio to host specialty crops conference

A conference for fruit and vegetable growers is set for Feb. 7 at the Oasis Conference Center, 902 Loveland-Miamiville Road in Loveland.The Southwestern Ohio Specialty Crop Conference is sponsored by OSU Extension and covers a wide range of grower concerns.The conference, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers five.....

The secret to entrepreneurial success: Passion, not Pounds

What is it that makes innovation work? Lots of money? Cutting edge research facilities? Actually, according to speakers at the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum, it’s a lot more basic than that: Determination, adaptability and passion are the key attributes of a successful innovator. Delegates were treated to.....

January 20-29, Berlin

Tradition and innovation at International Green Week

Now taking place for the 82nd time, the International Green Week Berlin 2017 (IGW) provides an overview of the worldwide food industry as well as the largest range of regional specialities to be found at any trade show. In addition it offers a unique display by agriculture and horticulture along with.....

February 17, Vineland Station

CAN (ON): OMAFRA 2017 greenhouse IPM workshop

The Greenhouse IPM 101: Basic IPM Tools and Techniques workshop will be held Friday, February 17th, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Rittenhouse Hall, Province of Ontario building, Vineland Research & Innovation Centre, Vineland Station, ON.Workshop Agenda:Major greenhouse pest identification (insects,.....

Susumu Tanaka, Salad Bowl:

"Bright future for horticulture in Asia"

The Asian horticulture market is transforming to meet with the fast growing demand and will see a significant growth in 2017 which is believed to be the trend onwards from 2018 to 2020. Farmers and owners are developing their products and adapting to solutions that will boost their businesses. Horticultural.....

April 3-7, Tucson

US (AZ): Learn all about CEA at UofA short course

Supercharge your indoor and greenhouse growing knowhow at the 16th Annual Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course of the University of Arizona Controlled Environmental Agriculture Center [UofA-CEAC]. Join the short course in Tucson, Arizona from April 3rd – 7th, 2017. They’re moving.....
webinar, January 26

US: Equipment and outreach essentials for SNAP programs

More than 6,000 farmers markets and farmers across the country now accept SNAP. When farmers markets accept SNAP, it helps increase revenue for small and beginning farmers, while making it possible for low-income families to access healthy, affordable food: the ultimate win-win.You can join a webinar,.....

US (LA): Growing local produce theme of Ag Expo seminar

The idea of growing food or at least getting food locally seems to be more than just a passing trend, according to LSU AgCenter horticulturist Kerry Heafner.That was a major topic of discussion during the seventh annual Ag Expo gardening seminar held at the West Monroe Convention Center Jan. 14.“Throughout.....
March 7-8, Raymond

US (MS): Online registration open for Greenhouse Tomato Short Course

If you are a grower of greenhouse tomatoes, or if you have interest in growing this crop, mark your calendar now for the 27th Annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course. The next Greenhouse Tomato Short Course will be held at the Eagle Ridge Conference Center, 1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond, Mississippi on March.....
May 22-28

Dates announced for British Tomato Week 2017

The dates for this year's British Tomato Week have been announced. The latest event will take place over 22 - 28 May 2017.During last year's event, people applied millions of special British Tomato Week labels, and using Union Jack boxes and stickers so you know which packs to look out for both now and for.....

January 31, Bridgewater and Bordentown

US (NJ): Rutgers workshop on high tunnel winter lettuce

Rutgers Cooperative Extension is continuing its Ultra-Niche Crop series in 2017 with the workshop “High Tunnel Winter Lettuce.” This workshop, the third class in the Ultra-Niche agricultural series for farmers seeking new crop opportunities, will take place on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 5:30 to 8 p.m......

January 25

US: Webinar on controlling Spotted Wing Drosophila

Members of the Sustainable SWD Project will present a webinar online on January 25th at 12-1pm eastern time, highlighting information about control of the invasive insect pest, spotted wing Drosophila. The webinar titled “Making the Most of Your Insecticide Toolbox to Manage SWD” will cover research.....

February 27 - March 3, Pune

Greenhouse & Hydroponic Training comes to India

Graeme Smith Consulting with Delish Veggies announces the first delivery of a Greenhouse Technical Management training course in Pune, India for 5 days (Monday 27th February to Friday 3rd March 2017).This course is suitable for hobby & commercial growers, suppliers, advisors, researchers and investors to.....

Students welcome to speak at "Women in Ag"

College students around California are receiving a special invitation to attend this year’s World Ag Expo Speaker Series organized for all men and women involved in farming and agricultural businesses by the Women in Ag for Mentoring and Empowerment (WAME). For the most current information on the event, or.....

Ensuring crop pollination in US specialty crops

This webinar series will provide an overview of pollination requirements and strategies to ensure pollination of different specialty crops. Farmers and gardeners rely on crop pollinators, including honey bees, alternative managed bees like the blue orchard bee, and wild bees.Pollination experts will discuss.....

Broader focus on fruit & vegetable production at IPM 2017

From January 24 to 27, 2017, the international green sector will be guests at Messe Essen. At IPM Essen, around 1,600 exhibitors from 50 countries will show their innovations in the Plants, Technology, Floristry and Garden Features areas. This year's edition of the fair will focus on fruit and vegetable.....

Friday, January 20th, 4:15pm:

US(AZ): 'Dr. Greenhouse' featured in upcoming CEAC webinars

The next speaker in CEAC's Covering Environments Seminar series is Nadia Sabeh of Dr. Greenhouse. Her presentation is entitled: “Engineering The Indoor Crop Production Facility To Increase Productivity & Profitability". Dr. Sabeh is a greenhouse engineer who specializes in Heating, Ventilation and Air.....
September/November 2017

Netherlands: ICRA courses for agri-business professionals

The independent non-profit organization ICRA believes that food security, pro-poor economic growth, and sustainable resource use can emerge when people and organizations address their collective challenges by working together, sharing knowledge and achieving their own solutions. ICRA strengthens innovative.....

Photo Report International Soft Fruit Conference 2017

PHOTO REPORT A lot of things currently happen in the global soft fruit industry. The overall production acreage increases and innovations are introduced at a rapid pace. This was also reflected at the International Soft Fruit Conference in Den Bosch, Holland last week. About 650 visitors from 41 countries attended the.....

Biocomes workshop:

How to develop biological control products?

BIOCOMES partners are organizing a 3-day workshop on how to successfully develop biological control products. The workshop will take place from 17 – 19 January at e-nema company in Germany.This workshop has been specially organised for young scientists working in the field of biological control. It focuses.....

Feb. 18 at Oregon State University:

Oregon State University to host Small Farms Conference

The 16th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference, which drew more than 1,000 people last year, takes place Feb. 18 at Oregon State University. The event, one of the flagship educational offerings of OSU Extension Service’s Small Farms Program, is geared toward farmers, agriculture professionals, food.....

free 1-hour webinar 'Optimization of growth climate via technical innovations'

Curious how you can take advantage of The Next Generation Growing?

On Monday, 30 January 2017 Hoogendoorn and Svensson will bring expertise together to inform you on the latest developments learned on Next Generation Growing (NGG) via a free webinar. This includes the latest tools based on NGG available for the horticultural sector. The webinar is organized especially for.....

University of California organizes seed production course

This 3 day course is designed to enhance participants’ knowledge of the underlying biology of seed production and the key roles of bees and other insect pollinators, how to manage seed crops from agronomic, quality control, and genetic integrity standpoints, and how to meet new challenges through seed.....

August 7-9, Rome

Italy: 3rd Global Summit on Plant Science

Plant Science invites participants from all over the world to attend “3rd Global Summit on Plant Science” during August 7-9, 2017 Rome, Italy which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations Young Research Forum and Exhibitions.Plant Science 2017 brings together an international.....

Mushroom production short courses at Delphy this year

Delphy Mushrooms (“Dutch Mushroom School”) organises Short Courses on the subjects composting and mushroom growing. A unique opportunity to get informed about the latest developments, refreshing your knowledge and getting new contacts in the mushroom business.The following courses are instructed by Niek de.....
15-17 May, Adelaide:

Australia: Fresh produce marketeers to co-host Hort Connections 2017

Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) and the Central Markets Association of Australia (CMAA), which together represent Australia’s fresh produce markets and their wholesalers, have been announced as official trade show sponsors and co-hosts of Hort Connections 2017.FMA and CMAA are the latest horticulture industry.....

February 13, Rockford

US (IL): Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference

University of Illinois Extension presents the 21st-Annual Stateline Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference at Midway Village Museum, Rockford, Illinois. This conference addresses common issues facing fruit and vegetable growers, with the hopes of providing the most up-to-date information to ensure a.....

Sival Angers, 17-19 January:

France's steady acreage continues to advance

Next week the French industry will have the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in horticulture at the Sival exhibition in Angers. The trade show offers a wide range of technology and seminars in regards to viniculture, arboculture, open field vegetable crops, seeds, mushroom production and.....

January 18, Missoula

US (MT): Energy workshop for ag businesses

The Montana USDA Rural Development office has scheduled a workshop about funding energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to help small business owners and agriculture producers cut costs and maximize profits. The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, at the.....

January 17-19, Syracuse

US (NY): Empire State Producers Expo about to start

The 2017 Empire State Producers Expo will take place on January 17-19 at the OnCenter Convention Center in Syracuse, NY. This annual show combines the major fruit, flower, vegetable, and direct marketing associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show and educational conference.....

February 13, Marianna

US (FL): Produce Safety Alliance offers grower training course

Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety, can register for this course. The PSA Grower Training Course is one way.....

March 1 - April 3

Season Extension with High Tunnels online course

The Northeast Beginning Farmers Project is offering Season Extension with High Tunnels as one of its online courses this season.The six-week course runs from March 1 to April 3 under the tutelage of co-instructors:Jud Reid, regional vegetable specialist with the CCE Cornell Vegetable Program.Crystal Stewart,.....

March 1-3, Osh

Fact-finding agricultural mission to Kyrgyzstan

Osh is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan (after Bishkek) located in the Fergana valley in the south of the country.The Fergana valley divided between Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan has long served as a major trading hub in Central Asia and was a major market along the Silk Road that linked Asia.....

February 2, Rosenberg

US (TX): Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference

The 32nd annual Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 State Highway 36 South in Rosenberg.“The conference is a celebration of vegetable production along the upper Gulf.....

February and March

New Greenhouse & High Tunnel IPM webinars at Cornell

Cornell will be holding a series of short webinars on Greenhouse/High Tunnel Vegetable IPM on Thursdays from 12-1 in February and March. The intent is for each topic to be briefly covered and then followed by discussion:Feb 2: Introduction to the projectFeb 9 and Feb 16: Basics of light, water fertility,.....

January 16-17, Jamestown

US (ND): Precision Ag Summit agenda announced

The 6th annual Precision Ag Summit will be held Jan. 16-17, at the North Dakota Farmers Union Conference Center in Jamestown, ND. Again this year the summit is being co-hosted by the Red River Valley Research Corridor and the ND Farmers Union.Those attending the summit will have hands on and technical.....

February 22-24, South Windsor

US: New CEA workshops at Growers Supply

Growers Supply is currently offering a Pre-Registration Discount on its upcoming February CEA Hands-On Workshop. Participants that sign up by January 31, 2017 will get $200 off the $995 registration fee, making the class only $795.The CEA Hands-On Workshop will be held February 22 – 24 at the company’s CEA.....

January 31, Bridgewater

US(NJ): Winter lettuce workshop at Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) of Somerset County, NJ is offering a "High Tunnel Winter Lettuce" workshop on Tuesday, January 31, 2016, 5:30 pm to 8 p.m., located at 310 Milltown Rd., Bridgewater.The class is being offered as part of its Ultra-Niche Crops Series of workshops. The cost for this workshop.....

February 3-4, Madison

US (WI): Organic Vegetable Production Conference

This producer initiated conference is built around farmer to farmer skill sharing and is expected to attract growers from Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Topics to be addressed by expert speakers include soil, specific crop production, and farm business management.Click here for more.....

Bejo reaps investments in organic seed

"We’re seeing that organic seed is a huge growth market, both in and outside the Netherlands," says Robert Schilder from Bejo. "Led, in fact, by supermarkets and government, which both encourage it. They want plant protection product residues to be as low as possible." Organic cultivation nowadays more and.....
IOBC Canada 2017 Meeting – Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate Climate

International biological control industry gathers in Canada this year

The International Organization of Biological Control Western Palearctic Region (IOBC-WPR) invites you to join their next meeting that will be held June 4-8, 2017 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.The event organized by the Greenhouse IPM Working Group, welcomes, every three years, over 100 biocontrol.....

February 8, New Bern

US (NC): Aquaculture Development Conference & Aquaponics Workshop

The 2017 NC Aquaculture Development Conference will be held on February 10th and 11th, with self-drive farm tours on Feb. 9th and an aquaponics workshop on Feb. 8th (see below). The conference will be held in New Bern, NC, and is geared to anyone with an interest in fish or shellfish farming, including.....

New city farming event:

Aglanta '17 to showcase urban ag potential in Atlanta

According to the organization of the new Aglanta conference, there is no better time to invest in urban agriculture in the capital of the peach state. "The alignment of City leadership, opportunities for entrepreneurs, and industry partners make establishing agtech opportunities in Atlanta sustainable on.....

January 27, Los Angeles County

US (CA): Discover the future of food

Urban agriculture ventures of all different stripes - from commercial hydroponic enterprises and rooftop aeroponic farms to community gardens planted atop formerly vacant lots - are not only disrupting the food system, but also generating community and economic capital.To give you an up close and personal.....
January 26, Rapidan

Virginia Cooperative Extension offers tips on pest management

Virginia Cooperative Extension will host a pest management workshop on updated techniques for controlling diseases and insects in greenhouse and nursery environments on Jan. 26, 2017.The workshop will take place at Battlefield Farms Inc. located at 23190 Clarks Mountain Road in Rapidan, Virginia from 8 a.m......

In 2016 we visited 26 trade shows and shot 5,054 pictures!

PHOTO REPORT Despite the fact that we will not publish any newsletters till January 2, we won't give you an excuse to bore yourself to death. Here is an overview with all of the 4,853 pictures that we took in 2016; together with our colleagues of FloralDaily.com, Groentennieuws.nl and BPnieuws.nl, we.....

January 6-9, Guwahati, Assam

India gears up for International Agri-Horti Show 2017

The 4th Assam International Agri-Horti Show is an international exposition in Assam for innovation and inspiration in horticulture, floriculture and related sectors. The show has a Horti and Agri exhibition, seminars, network gatherings, flower shows, farmer meets, and other high profile events. The show.....

January 24-25, Marina Bay Sands

Indoor Ag-Con Asia returns to Singapore

Indoor agriculture is one of the fastest-growing industries in Asia as consumer demand for “clean food” benefits this form of farming that uses few pesticides and shields crops from environmental pollution. Indoor Ag-Con – the premier industry conference – will be returning to Singapore for the second year.....