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June 12-13, Cologne

"The reintroduction of industrial hemp is in full swing worldwide"

In the 17th century, at the heyday of sailing, hemp flourished in Europe and was an important agriculture crop. Almost all ship sails and almost all rigging, ropes, nets, flags up to the uniforms of the sailors were made of hemp due to the tear and wet strength of the fibre. Trade and warfare depended on.....

US (TX): Vegetable Spring Field Day in Uvalde draws producers

More than 80 agricultural producers and those in agriculture-related businesses attended the recent Vegetable Spring Field Day at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde.Participants came to the center to get science-based information and insights into the production of various.....

Trade mission and webinar Mexico and Guatemala

"Mexican horticulture thrives like never before"

More than a year ago, during the horticultural exhibition Expo Agrialimentaria in Irapuato, Mexico, people became nervous when Donald Trump unexpectedly won the US election. The future of Mexico was unclear due to possible import restrictions, the construction of the border wall and the 'America First'.....

December 4-6, Kiev

Ukraine: Fresh Business Expo preparing for 7th edition

From 4-6 December 2018 Fresh Business Expo Ukraine will kick off its 7th edition, the exhibition will once again take place at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kiev.Fresh Business Expo Ukraine, which took place from 5 – 7 December 2017, welcomed 3,744 trade visitors and 115 companies from 10.....

CAN (ON): Can one child feed the world?

Can one child feed the world? Perhaps not, but a few special individuals can inspire one to want to.Allison Chartrand Hayes, known to her family and friends as Allie Sunshine, was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour on her pancreas in 2002 and acute myeloid leukaemia in 2014. Always grateful for every.....
May 21-June 3

British Tomato Week extended to fortnight

British Tomato Week is back, but this year it’s not just one week but two.British Tomato fortnight runs from 21st May – 3rd June. Once again Glinwell will be supporting the British Tomato Growers Association in spreading the ‘British is Best’ message.Look for the Union Jack symbol on tomatoes in shops to.....

September 21-23, Hartford

US (CT): Aquaponics Association Conference speakers

The 2018 Annual Aquaponics Association Conference is getting filled with speakers. Take a look at the list of speakers lined up at the Putting Up Shoots conference for this year.Nick SavidovMurray HallamRyan ChattersonAngela TenBroeckKen ArmstrongCarlos LeonArvind VenkatAs the organizers continue to confirm.....

June 13, Wageningen

Wageningen University celebrates centennial with Plant Breeding Day

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary, Wageningen University & Research and KeyGene organize a Plant Breeding Day: successes of the past, food for the future. Subsequently, there will be a Career Event where plant breeding companies and Wageningen students can meet.When & whereWed 13 June 2018.....

June 13, Fort Wayne

US (IN): Open house at verticulinary greenhouse

"Though our greenhouse is only 3,000 ft2, visitors can expect to see more industry-relevant hydroponic equipment in one location than we believe is anywhere else in the country", says Robert Eddy of CEA Consultancy about the upcoming open house at the verticulinary greenhouse.Verticulinary Greenhouse Open.....
June 20, Utrecht

Networking event: 'Feeding the World Together'

Are you an (agri) entrepreneur with international activities or ambitions? Would you like to speed date with agri & food specialists of Dutch embassies and foreign trade officers in the Netherlands of more than 60 countries? Then join this unique event that will take place on 20 June in Utrecht. You will.....

Azerbaijan: Caspian Agro 2018 opens its doors

From 16 May, the 24th Azerbaijan International Food Industry Exhibition, WorldFood Azerbaijan 2018 and the 12th Azerbaijan International Agriculture Exhibition, Caspian Agro 2018 will open their doors.For the first time this year, the Caspian Agro exhibition has received support from the Food and Agriculture.....

Larive International joins trade mission to India

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and Minister for Healthcare and Sport Bruno Bruins will travel to India.....

The 2nd Open Russia Greenhouses Debate

Russian market after 2020

More than 1500 ha of greenhouses are to be built in Russia by 2020. As practice shows, CEOs of Russian greenhouse companies prefer equipment manufacturers from the Netherlands, Spain, France, Germany and other European countries, relying on their extensive experience and field expertise. However, nowadays.....

August 9-10, Richmond

CAN (BC): KPU looking to build a better food system

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is bringing together community leaders and internationally-recognized food systems experts this summer for a two-day conference with the goal of making sustainable local and regional food systems.“We need a better food system,” said Dr. Kent Mullinix, director of KPU’s.....

June 12-15, Shanghai

China: AEssenseGrows announces international indoor farming symposium

AEssenseGrows, an ag-tech company specializing in automated aeroponic platforms for high-yield plant production, announced a symposium featuring leaders in commercial indoor agriculture. Co-sponsored by AEssenseGrows and the Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS), the 2018 International Indoor.....

Erwin van Aken, Brexit session moderator

"All we know is that Brexit is going to happen"

Last week, Nieuwsblad Transport held a Brexit session. There were several speakers, mainly from the logistics sector, present at the event. They were there to give the public more insight into Brexit. This session aimed to raise awareness of Brexit and to give companies the tools and insight to prepare.....

June 18-20, Brisbane

Australia: Productivity improvements and waste reduction on the table

Decreasing waste and boosting efficiency will be at the forefront of discussions at the Hort Connections 2018 horticulture industry conference, kicking off in Queensland in just over two months.Taking place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 18-20 June, members in the horticulture industry.....

Kenyan agri-entrepreneurs to visit Netherlands

Changemaker International and Capacity Africa have organized a trade mission for Kenyan agribusiness stakeholders to Netherlands to study innovative food production systems and agricultural export models. The three-day mission, slated between June 11-15th, with a strong emphasis on horticulture but.....

May 8-10, Tel Aviv, Israel

20th edition Agritech Israel 2018

Agritech Israel 2018 – one of the world’s most important exhibitions in the field of agricultural technologies will once again follow suit of past successful editions. Participants from around the world will gather to hear both local and international experts in the world of agriculture, food processing,.....
Startups agriculture automation can now apply for a $250,000 minimum investment

Applications now open for The Radicle Automation Competition

Western Growers and Radicle Growth have partnered to create The Radicle Automation Challenge, a competition where AgTech automation entrepreneurs are eligible to compete for a minimum of $250,000 in investment capital and exclusive access to farm acreage to pilot their technologies. Four finalists will be.....

Ab van Marrewijk, Greenco during the College Tour:

"A well-considered decision is a good decision"

Traveling back to when you were a student and living your life all over again may be difficult, but transferring your knowledge and experience to the next generation is definitely possible. At a special edition of the College Tour, Ab van Marrewijk and Jos van Mil from Greenco shared their expertise with a.....

August 22-24, Bangkok

Dutch companies scale smart horticulture to 70 countries via Horti ASIA

Quality over quantity, hosted growers, investors, breeders and horti buyers are welcomed at Horti ASIA. Over 200 exhibitors from 40 countries where the Dutch lead the most international group by innovation. The Dutch pavilion driven by expertise throughout the chain, this edition more than 15 leading.....

"Faster change really needed for sustainable cultivation"

'Agriculture without chemistry - how?' This was the challenging topic of the very first Foodlog conference. More than 150 participants attended the event, which took place on March 28 at the head office of Koppert Biological Systems. Koppert organized the congress after Foodlog - an independent nutrition and.....

41st edition of 'Get in the Greenhouse' event

Over 200,000 visitors for Dutch greenhouses

PHOTO REPORT The shining sun and pleasant spring temperatures were the ingredients for a successful 41st edition of Kom in de Kas (Get in the Greenhouse). On April 7 and 8 over 150 vegetable, flower and plant growers in the Netherlands opened their doors to the general public. Over 205,500 people came to take a.....

University of Florida announces Greenhouse Training Online courses for 2018

Can your grower staff benefit from additional training, in order to make better crop management decisions? University of Florida IFAS Extension can help with four-week online training courses in English and Spanish. The first courses of the year, Greenhouse 101 and Costing & Profitability start on June.....

June 27-29, Atlanta

US (GA): Help create a new plan for consumer horticulture

Want to make a difference in the horticulture industry and help cultivate a gardening culture in the U.S.? Then plan on attending the Third National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH) Conference in Atlanta June 27-29.Everyone in every aspect of consumer horticulture – from university researchers and.....

April 26, Vineland

US (NJ): South Jersey Vegetable Twilight announced

The South Jersey Vegetable Agents would like to invite you to their annual Spring integrated crop management meeting.Program6:00 pm Robots, Roselle & Resistant Basil, Finally! – Rick VanVranken, RCE Atlantic6:15 pm Respiratory Protection Requirements for WPS-labeled Pesticides – Patricia Hastings,.....

August 13-17

US (CA): National Garden Bureau members host vegetable trials

What is now a yearly tradition, vegetable breeding companies dealing in the Fresh Market and Home Garden segments are hosting the Summer Vegetable Trials via Open Houses and Field Days. This event is hosted by six participating breeders in eight locations from August 13-17, 2018. Those breeders are listed.....

Greenhouse grower to exhibit specialty range at Viva Fresh

Village Farms is ready for Viva Fresh Expo to be held in San Antonio, Texas April 5 -7. The company will have their full line of Texas Grown products on display at their booth number 129. Village Farms will be featuring all of its specialty tomatoes, including Heavenly Villagio Marzano, Cabernet Estate.....

September 11-13, Rotterdam

International Peatland Society celebrates 50th anniversary with symposium

The International Peatland Society will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Jubilee Symposium and associated events. The venue will be the ss Rotterdam, a former passenger liner and cruise ship that is moored in Rotterdam harbour in the Netherlands.The main jubilee events including symposium, excursions.....

June 28, Venlo

NL: From robotics to IoT at the Smart Farming Conference

On June 28, at the Smart Farming Conference, Jan-Hinrich Spaeth, Robert Bosch Start-up, will talk about “From Robotics to IoT Bosch’s activities in the Smart Agricultural field”:Bosch wants to make agriculture more sustainable and more efficient. One key to higher yields and more efficiency in the field is.....

April 19-21, Tehran

Iran prepares for 'biggest horticulture trade fair ever'

In less than a month, the 3rd edition of the International Horticulture Trade Fair IGTF will take place in the Tehran Exhibition Center. With over 125 exhibiting companies, this will be the biggest edition since its start in 2016, but also the biggest one ever held in Iran. Horticulture has been positioned.....

April 30, Perth

Australia: PCA organizes grower workshop and tour

PCA organizes its next workshop at Trandos Hydroponic Growers (THG), in Neerabup, Perth, Western Australia, Monday 30th April 2018, 12 – 4 pm.THG is a hi-tech commercial propagation nursery shipping seedlings all over Australia to other hydroponic greenhouse businesses. THG also have a new certified.....
December 12-13, 2018

US (CA): Second annual Organic Grower Summit coming to Monterey

The Organic Produce Network (OPN) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) are again teaming up to host the second annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) on December 12 -13, 2018 at the renovated Monterey Convention Center in downtown Monterey, CA.OGS will bring together the entire organic growing and.....

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Caution needed for open door days Dutch greenhouse industry

During the upcoming edition of Kom in de Kas (Get in the Greenhouse) on 7 and 8 April 2018, consumers will once again have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the grower.In theWestland, visitors will not be able to enter the tomato greenhouses, LTO Glaskracht has advised to keep the.....

US (NJ): NAPAR annual golf tournament scheduled for May 12th

NAPAR’s annual golf tournament honoring the memory of produce industry leader Pete Class, the former CEO of the Class Produce Group, is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2018. More than 100 golfers from the industry will tee off at Royce Brook Country Club in Hillsborough, NJ, in a shotgun start at 8:30 in the.....

US (WI): Amish greenhouses open doors to visiting growers

Winnebago County Master Gardeners invite the public along on a one-day motor coach trip on Tuesday, May 1, to visit several Amish greenhouses in the Dalton area, along with a couple other interesting stops.Up first is Nelson and Pade Aquaponics Greenhouses in Montello. Participants will each receive a sample.....

Vietnam's National Assembly Chairwoman visits World Horti Centre

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan held a working session with the Dutch Cooperative Organisation - Agriterra in the Dutch city of Arnhem on March 28 while visiting the World Horti Centre.Speaking at the session, Agriterra Managing Director Kees Blokland introduced the centre’s activities and.....

April 21, Lubbock

US (TX): AgriLife Extension hosts strawberry field day

Those new to strawberry production and old pros alike can catch up on the latest developments in growing the fruit during the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Strawberry Field Day.The field day will be from 9 a.m.-noon April 21 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1102 E......

US: Regulatory barriers to developing innovative agricultural biotechnology

During a two-day event in Washington, D.C., on March 22-23, the Council for Agriculture Science and Technology released a CAST Issue Paper titled Regulatory Barriers to the Development of Innovative Agricultural Biotechnology by Small Businesses and Universities. The celebration of National Ag Week (March.....

April 10, Five Points

US (CA): PlantTape to host tomato open house

After a year of successful trials, revolutionary automated transplanting system, PlantTape, is hosting an open house that will highlight the system’s success in transplanting tomatoes. The event will be held in Five Points, CA, on April 10th from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.Experts from PlantTape are looking forward.....

US (NY): GLASE hosts horticultural lighting meeting

Greenhouse Lighting and Systems Engineering (GLASE) consortium brought together many of the major horticultural lighting companies in the United States on March 20, 2018. The purpose of the web meeting was to discuss how GLASE can accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient lighting technologies to expand.....

De Ruiter opens Experience Center:

"With high-tech on the way to the future"

After months of hard work the day finally arrived: the De Ruiter Experience Center opened its doors. In the morning was the kickoff. From half past nine the guests gathered in the central reception area. And from the very beginning the atmosphere was excellent. During the various speeches, there was a lot of.....

June 12-14, Amsterdam

NL: Third edition of GreenTech almost sold out

GreenTech Amsterdam will open its doors for the third time from 12 to 14 June this year. At the time of publication in late March, some 97% of all available stand space had been booked by exhibitors, even though the event is 20% larger than its predecessor in 2016.Visitors to this year’s GreenTech Amsterdam.....

April 21, 2018

Tomato grower organizes 4th Annual 5k Run for Backpacks

Lipman Family Farms will host its 4th Annual 5k Run For Backpacks on Saturday, April 21, 2018. This year, the 5K Run and Junior Fun Run format is being expanded to include a 1-Mile Walk.Through sponsorships and event registration fees, the annual event raises funds to purchase more than 1,500 backpacks.....

Dutch horticultural youngster nominated for sustainability award

Bisto de meast duoarsume Jonge Boer? That's Frisian for "Are you the most sustainable young farmer?" This question will be answered in the contest for Friesland’s most sustainable, young agrarian entrepreneur. Tomato grower Marco van Overbeek from Gardener's Pride is one of the nominees.Gardener's Pride is.....

US (NY): Vegetable expert touts tunnels to increase yields

Given the north country’s relatively cold and unforgiving climate, commercial vegetable growers could use some “tunnel” vision to increase yields.That was the message given by Amy D. Ivy, a regional vegetable specialist with the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture.....

Dutch fruiting vegetables season kicks off

Wednesday March 14 2018, The Greenery opened the fruiting vegetable season in a festive manner. During kickoff the growers of fruiting vegetables presented their products to customers and relations.The Greenery yearly organizes the kickoff of the fruiting vegetable season. This year the opening took place at.....

May 14-15, Utrecht

Learn how LED lights cut growing time by 50%

A revolution is happening in horticulture. It’s a seismic shift that will change fundamentally how we grow plants – and it’s all down to lighting. Thanks to the unique properties of LED lighting and major advances in our understanding of plants, we now have exciting possibilities to tune the light to boost.....
November 7 & 8, Boxborough

US (MA): Dates announced for Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo, which will be held November 7 & 8, 2018, Boxborough Regency Hotel, Boxborough, MA, offers an opportunity to learn, share and connect with other industry professionals.Educational sessions focusing on advanced biocontrol, disease management, business and.....

June 4-8, Pune

India: 3rd Greenhouse & Hydroponic Technical Management Course

Delish Veggies, Graeme Smith Consulting and Future Farms have announced the 3rd Greenhouse and Hydroponic Training Program in Pune, India, after their two training courses in 2017.The course will again be conducted by two highly experienced Australian industry presenters – Graeme Smith and Rick Donnan......