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Photo reports Viva Fresh welcome reception and exhibition

At Viva Fresh, it’s all about networking and developing opportunities through the Southwestern/Mexican corridor. The show is centered around produce that is grown in Texas or enters the US through Texas. In addition to a strong participation of Texan companies, a California grower displayed its.....

CIOPORA takes on Toronto during AGM 2017

Yesterday, CIOPORA opened its 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Toronto. This event will gather innovative breeders from the ornamental and fruit industries, as well as intellectual property (IP) experts, for a five-day agenda brimming with discussions and presentations on all aspects of current.....

April 3-5, 2018, St. Louis

US (MO): The next 30 years of sustainable agriculture

One year from now, the Our Farms, Our Future conference, hosted by SARE and NCAT/ATTRA, will bring together a diverse agricultural community: farmers and ranchers, agricultural professionals, agribusiness, students, researchers, scientists, agency representatives, and nonprofit leaders. Every decade, SARE.....

May 16-19

HortIMPACT trade mission to Kenya

Are you active in the horticultural sector and interested in the growing Kenyan market? Looking for clients, suppliers or partners to cooperate with? Do you want concrete (financial) support for an interesting lead? Then join the HortIMPACT trade mission to Kenya from 16 to 19 May 2017.HortIMPACT is a.....

Australia: New series of protected cropping masterclasses

Also in 2017, a special series of technical training courses for greenhouse and hydroponic production is available under the Certificate IV in Production Horticulture.This course is specifically designed to develop high level technical and management skills of:Growers in protected croppingSuppliers of.....

Webinar:

Join Lumigrow for a first look at their dynamic grow light sensor

On Thursday, May 4th at 10:00AM PDT, you are invited to join Lumigrow for a first look at their dynamic grow light sensor, and to learn from their in-house Plant Research Group. Space is limited.Even if you can’t make the date, don’t fret! The webinar will be e-mailed to all those who sign up. Just fill out.....

International conference highlights areas for change

Nuffield Scholars from 11 countries have recently visited Brazil on the Nuffield Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC) to learn from industry experts, farmers and government representatives.During the two-week conference, two issues were brought to the fore, the need to communicate with consumers and the.....

Panama City gears up for 2nd International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture

You have a little more than three weeks to arrange your travel arrangements and prepare yourself for the International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture held in Panama City from May 17 to 19.In several previous articles, we explained you why Panama makes a great location for the location of.....

PCA Conference, July 9-12, Adelaide:

Australia: Learn how the deleafing robot can reduce labor cost

How to act when your produce is subject to a recall? What are the odds for commercial medical marijuana cultivation in Australia? How can I make a proper transition from flower production to edible crops? And when and where can I buy that breakthrough deleafing robot that everyone is talking about? If you.....

April 25, Gainesville

US (FL): UF/IFAS networking event to focus on organic agriculture

As organic food goes mainstream, more small farms are looking to get into the industry, says Jim DeValerio, agriculture agent for Bradford County with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension program.“We’ve seen growing demand in small farm communities for more.....

webinar, April 25

US (CA): Learn, connect and compete in export markets

The California Department of Food and Agriculture, in coordination with the Western United States Agricultural Trade Association (WUSATA) will be holding a webinar on federal market development programs designed to assist California companies in expanding export sales.The webinar will be held on April 25th.....

May 10-11, Perryville

US (AR): Planning for success for vegetable producers

With support from the Southern Extension Risk Management Center and Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, NCAT and Heifer International are offering back-to-back workshops for vegetable producers.Workshop sessions on the first day will include a discussion of financial management,.....

June 29, Venlo

NL: Alternatives for producing food in urban environments

The Healthy Nutrition Conference will take place on June 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands. Early Bird discount is available until May 17 (register here).Are there sustainable alternatives for producing food in urban environments? Will the future be nutritious or.....

April 20 at A.M.A. Plastics:

CAN (ON): Greenhouse & Tunnel Grown Strawberry Meeting

Ontario's greenhouse & tunnel grown strawberry producers & those seriously thinking about it, are meeting at A.M.A. on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 am. Guest speaker, Eric Boot, from BVB Substrates will be here. Want to know more about the meeting? Contact Ontario Berry Growers Association or.....

Seed Planet

Spain: Fruit Attraction adds starting material platform

The ninth edition of Fruit Attraction, to be held from 18 to 20 October, will feature a new area, called Seed Planet, devoted to the presentation of innovations in seeds and plant varieties.This new area will highlight the importance of seeds as a starting point for the food chain and other consumer chains,.....

Chris Higgins explains why you should you attend the ICCEA in Panama

As I posted earlier this month, I have been fielding a lot of questions from industry peers asking why Hort Americas continues to support, sponsor and have a booth at the 2nd International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture (ICCEA). This event is scheduled for May 17-19, 2017, in Panama City,.....

Join the Food for All Talks on agriculture, food, and bio sciences

The Food for All Talks is a series initiated by the World Bank Group-Netherlands Partnership and delivers new insights on strategic issues and operational questions around agriculture and food value chains for the WBG. During the second Talk entitled “Agriculture – Food – Bio Sciences”, Louise Fresco and.....

May 16, Bishampton:

UK: Canges to Renewable Heat Incentive opens up possibilities

GrowSave have set up a new event that aims to help growers understand how recent legislative changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) open up the potential for larger biomass boiler projects and for the biomass combined heat and power set-ups, while retaining the benefits for heat pumps. During the.....

July 16-20

UK: East Malling to host global Horticulture Research Conference

The world’s leading plant scientists are set to gather for the Fourth International Horticulture Research Conference, taking place at NIAB EMR in East Malling, Kent, from 16th to 20th July 2017.The Conference will bring together international researchers conducting fundamental research on horticultural.....

March 14, Solon & April 4, Donnellson

US (IA): Farmers host fruit and vegetable producer meet-ups

Two fruit and vegetable farmers in eastern Iowa will host producer meet-ups to discuss the upcoming season, challenges and opportunities for fruit and vegetable growers, and to meet and network with other farmers over a cup of coffee. These meet-ups are free and open to all fruit and vegetable growers.The.....

Canada: CPMA supports The Great Big Crunch

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association will be on Parliament Hill this coming Thursday to support The Great Big Crunch, an event to highlight the importance of childhood nutrition. To promote The Great Big Crunch, politicians, supporters and local school children will be gathering on the steps of.....

USDA publishes NOSB meeting proposals and discussion documents

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) posted meeting materials and an updated agenda for the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) Spring meeting, to be held in Denver, CO, April 19-21, 2017. Documents are posted on the Spring 2017 NOSB meeting webpage.The.....

May 17-19, Vinnytsia

Netherlands to explore opportunities in Ukraine

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine invites you to participate in a Dutch trade mission to Vinnytsia from 17 to 19 May 2017.The objective of the mission is to explore the market opportunities and business possibilities of the region, namely:efficient approaches to business and.....

April 4, Amsterdam

Learn about robotics, big data & precision agro

The use of precision agriculture technologies and big agriculture data management will lead to an increase in a sustainable production. Growers are increasingly adopting these technologies in the recent years like drone technology, precision crop protection strategies and the use of robots.Lénaïc Grignard.....

Philips Lighting hosts LED Lighting Lunch-n-Learn in three Canadian provinces

Philips Lighting is hosting a series of lunch-n-learn sessions in three locations in Canada for greenhouse growers to learn more about growing under LEDs. Growers will learn how LED lighting is revolutionizing the horticulture industry and how they can take advantage of LED lighting to improve their.....

April 26, Horsham

US (PA): Propagation practices for the diversified vegetable farm

Join PASA and Pennypack Farm as they kick off the 2017 CRAFT schedule in southeast PA. During this afternoon, the farmers at Pennypack will be giving a tour of their farm’s propagation operation, including their greenhouses and crop planning process in preparation for their 2017 summer CSA.Discussion about.....

March 23-24, Bologna

AREFLH general assembly comes to Bologna

The general assembly of AREFLH (Assembly of European Regions producing Fruits, Vegetables and Ornamental Plants) will take place on 23rd and 24th March 2017, in Bologna, Italy.ProgrammeThursday 23rd March 201715.00 – 17.30 Conference and debate: “CAP mid-term review and post-2020 perspectives”Opening of the.....

NL: Construction R&D Technology Centre Syngenta commences

The first spade went into the ground to mark the start of the construction of the new R&D Technology Centre in Enkhuizen. Syngenta CEO Erik Fyrwald, who was on a three-day visit to several Dutch subsidiaries, did the honor."The investment in Enkhuizen is part of our strategy to grow in vegetable seeds to.....

March 22, Leduc

CAN (AB): A new workshop on Controlled Environment Agriculture

The Lit Up: Controlled Environment Agriculture in Alberta workshop takes place on March 22, 2017, at the Agriculture Business Centre, 6547 Sparrow Drive in Leduc.Controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) is a technology-based approach toward food production that aims to maintain optimal growing conditions.....

March 19-21, San Diego

US (CA): InTents Conference intent on increasing profits at farmers markets

The upcoming InTents Conference in San Diego, CA aims at helping farmers, vendors, and farmers market managers increase the success and profitability of their businesses.On March 20th and 21st on Mission Bay in San Diego, take advantage of two full days of speakers, panels, roundtables and networking.....

December 13-14, Monterey

US (CA): Organic Grower Summit coming to Monterey

The Organic Produce Network (OPN) and California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) are teaming up to host the first-ever Organic Grower Summit (OGS) in Monterey, California on December 13-14, 2017.The OGS will bring together the entire organic production chain as well as service and supply partners at one.....

US (OH): Learn how to effectively market your business

Ohio farmers and food producers can learn how to target and communicate with consumers to help increase the visibility and economic potential of their businesses at a workshop offered at three Ohio locations in March and April.The Educational Marketing Program workshop is being offered by specialists from.....

Sharing knowledge crucial for hort development in Southeast Asia

The second day of the Horti Asia trade show at the BITEC exhibition centre in Bangkok, Thailand, was marked by participation from incoming delegations and a special series of presentations at the knowledge sharing DLG platform. Right after the opening of the trade show floor, a number of large groups with.....

April 11, Portland

US (ME): Produce Safety Alliance grower training

The course will provide a foundation of farm food safety best practices and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan.Sponsored by: The University of Maine Cooperative Extension, University of New Hampshire Extension, University of.....

US (KY): Extension to host indoor aquaculture program

For those interested in learning more about indoor marine shrimp and tilapia production and aquaponics, the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will host an aquaculture program Saturday, March 25 at Kentucky State University’s Aquaculture Research Center in Frankfort.Photo: Steve Patton, UK Agricultural.....

March 28 & 29, San Jose

Silicon Valley hosts cannabis investor conference

As cannabis replaces tech as the fastest growing industry in the U.S., legal marijuana is getting a big boost from tech's past success.Cannabis companies like Meadow, Ease, Nestdrop and EazeMD have already received funding from Silicon Valley's heavy hitters, and increasingly tech's profits are finding their.....

April 18, Valencia

US (PA): The history and development of high tunnels

High tunnels are a versatile tool that can improve your farm’s profitability by extending the season and increasing your control over the growing environment. With the increase in the number and availability of high tunnels it can be hard to know where to start and which designs and features are worthwhile......

Vietnamese investments talk of town at Horti Asia

Building a market takes time. And after 5 years, the Horti Asia is reaping the benefits of what it has sown. Also the combination with the concurrent VIV livestock event has turned out to give a positive impulse to the 5th edition of the Bangkok conference. Immediately after the opening this morning, the.....

March 31, Tucson

US(AZ): CEAC Seminar: Efficient CEA systems and electronic eyes

There will be two speakers at the next CEAC Covering Environments Seminar, held Friday, March 31st, from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM in the CEAC Lecture Room.Electronic eyesAt 4:15 PM, Dr. Pedro Andrade-Sanchez (Professor ABE & Associate Specialist Maricopa Agricultural Center @ CALS, The University of Arizona).....

March 20, 2017

CAN (AB): Buglady's Suzanne Wainwright-Evans concludes HortSnacks Webinar series

The HortSnacks-to-Go 2016-2017 Webinar Series concludes on March 20, 2017, at 3 p.m. MT with Suzanne Wainwright-Evans of Buglady Consulting.“Suzanne has been working with biological control agents for nearly 20 years and is well known in the greenhouse industry,” says Dustin Morton, commercial horticulture.....

June 14-15, Lincolnshire

UK: Drone technology flying high at Cereals

Drone technology is becoming increasingly widespread in the farming sector, but it can be hard to keep up with new developments – or even get started in the first place. Whether you’re new to drones or looking to upgrade to the latest equipment, a day at the Cereals Event will provide everything you need to.....

webinar, April 11

High glucosinolate mustard as an organic biofumigant

Join eOrganic for a webinar on April 11, 2017 on using high glucosinolate mustard as an organic biofumigant in vegetable crops. This webinar will take place at 2 PM Eastern Time, 1 PM Central, 12 PM Mountain, 11 AM Pacific Time. It's free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.Brassica.....

March 13-14 & 17-18, Live Oak

University of Florida organizes hydroponic farming workshop

Do you want to know how to grow plants without soil? More and more, people want to start a hydroponic farming business. To meet that demand, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension will host workshops this month to get you going.This marks the ninth straight year that.....

Attending Horti Asia? Here's what you need to know

Here are a couple of important things to know if you are attending the Horti Asia in Bangkok this week. RegistrationYou can pre-register yourself on the website of the Horti Asia. Use promo code HM2123 for a THB 1,000 rebate to register yourself free of charge. Opening hoursThe.....

US: New produce safety grower training programs in Massachusetts

UMass Extension and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), along with co-sponsors, announce upcoming food safety training programs taking place at the end of this month.Cost for each program is $35, and includes the required PSA Grower Manual ($50 value), a Certificate of Course.....

March 14, Winona Lake & March 15, La Crosse

US (IN): Purdue Extension offers family business planning workshop

Purdue Extension is offering a workshop on leadership and legacy planning for families in agricultural businesses.Jolene Brown, family business consultant, will present “The Positives of Passing It On!” at two locations in Northern Indiana:March 14, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT at the Winona Lake Heritage Room,.....

US (IL): Learn small farming skills from your desk

Even in the dead of winter, you can learn to raise strawberries, microgreens, and cut flowers.“Your fields and gardens may be snowed over, but it is the perfect time to develop your skills in small farming and local food production,” says Andy Larson, a University of Illinois Extension local food systems and.....

March 22, Leduc

Canada: Workshop on Controlled environment agriculture in Alberta

The Lit Up: Controlled Environment Agriculture in Alberta workshop takes place on March 22, 2017, at the Agriculture Business Centre, 6547 Sparrow Drive in Leduc.“Vertical farming, replacement light growing, call it what you will, but CEA is hot in Alberta,” says Dustin Morton, commercial horticulture.....
March 19-22, 2018, Baltimore

US (MD): International IPM Symposium seeking session proposals

Are you working on your concurrent session proposal for the 9th International IPM Symposium? Sessions may address any aspect of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) including research, extension, regulatory, policy and IPM in practice. For this event, the committee especially encourages proposals that address.....

US (NY): Post-harvest wash/pack shed operation training

CCE Steuben County, CCE Ontario County, and the Cornell Vegetable Program present a farm food safety training for post-harvest wash/pack shed operation. This half-day training will teach growers how to incorporate food safety principles into everyday practices.The training will focus on topic pack shed.....

May 3-4, Las Vegas:

Take a closer look at farm economics and tech trends at Indoor Ag-Con

Indoor agriculture – growing crops using hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic techniques – has become popular as consumer demand for “local food” leads growers to add new farms in industrial and suburban areas across the country. Indoor Ag-Con – the industry’s premier conference – will be returning to Las.....

August 14-19

Greenhouse horticulture course comes to Beijing

In cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) the Horticulture and Product Physiology group (HPP) and Wageningen Plant Research are organizing a course on Greenhouse Horticulture in Beijing from 14-19 August 2017. The course will be given to Chinese participants in the week before.....

US (VT): Course on berry growing in cold climates

A Vermont Tech course will look at growing small fruits in cold regions and how to be successful, from the homestead level to a full-fledged commercial operation. The course emphasizes sustainable and systems wide approaches.Species will include blueberries, raspberries, currants, gooseberry, brambles,.....

HortEx Vietnam: March 14-16 2018, Ho Chi Minh City:

New horticultural trade show planned for Vietnam

Nova Exhibitions BV (The Netherlands) and Veas Co. Ltd. (Vietnam) announce the launch of HortEx Vietnam; the first dedicated exhibition for Horticulture and Floriculture in Vietnam.HortEx Vietnam will take place from 14-16 March 2018 in the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh.....

October 4-5, Niagara Falls:

Exhibitor registration open for Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Exhibitor Registration is now open for the 2017 Canadian Greenhouse Conference. Show dates: October 4th & 5th, 2017. Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The CGC is the ideal place to connect with Canadian flower, vegetable and nursery growers. Visit the website www.CanadianGreenhouseConference.com.....

March 23-24, Fauquier

US (VA): Agribusiness production & financial management course

Designed especially for limited-resource and veteran farmers, the six-part Agribusiness Production & Financial Management course will allow you to:Meet the mandatory USDA/FSA financial and production management borrower training requirements.Find resources to help boost farm profitability and income for.....

April 4, 2017

US (MS): Commercial strawberry production field day

Mississippi State University and the Alliance for Sustainable Agricultural Production present this free day-long event at MAFES Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station.Major activities will include presentations and demonstrations on strawberry culture and management; and tools to extend fruit and vegetable.....

November 1-2, Stratford-upon-Avon

UK: CHA preparing second edition of GrowQuip

Following the positive reaction to the content and networking opportunities provided at the launch event in 2016, the Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) has announced the dates of the second edition of GrowQuip, its international conference and industry showcase for the entire commercial.....

April 27-29, Chisamba

South African suppliers explore Zambian market

“Zambia is an exciting market to explore, not just for South African suppliers to the agriculture sector, but also for South African farmers,” says Liam Beckett, commercial director for the upcoming Agritech Expo Zambia. The award-winning event is owned by the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) and returns.....
April 3-4, Urbana

US (IL): Commercial agriculture in the tropical environments

The tropics contain some of the most important biomes for managing a variety of environmental challenges from biodiversity to climate change. But at the same time, agricultural expansion in South America shows that the tropics can be highly productive in terms of grain production. Additionally, agricultural.....

webinar, March 30

Using biofungicides, biostimulants & biofertilizers to boost productivity

Join eOrganic for a webinar on biofungicides, biostimulants, and biofertilizers. This webinar takes place on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, and 11AM Pacific Time. It's free and open to the public and advance registration is required.Presenters are Giuseppe Colla of.....

May 15-17, Adelaide

Australia: Speaker program launches for Hort Connections

With less than three months to go before Hort Connections kicks off on Monday 15 May, all signs are pointing towards the event being the biggest and best opportunity to grow your business in 2017, whether you’re a grower, packer, retailer, wholesaler, supplier, processor or importer/exporter. Hort.....
July 12-13, Cape Town

Bioproducts gaining traction in South Africa

AgriBusiness Global Media announces the launch of its first Biocontrols Africa Conference & ExpoSM on 12-13 July, 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa. Part of a global conference series devoted to the hands-on use of biocontrols and biostimulants, this conference will explore the successes and challenges of.....

Bangladesh explores market transformation

This Market Transformation Workshop took place mid-February 2017, in the context of the MoU between the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and World Bank Group on transformative change needed for agricultural growth as well as food and nutrition security.“Market transformation is triggered by technologies,.....

March 27 & 28, Concord / Greensboro

US (NC): Using high tunnels for season extension

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems and others are offering these workshops where participants will be equipped with the knowledge to increase their high tunnel production efficiency through proper management techniques.The March 27 workshop features high tunnel production, transplant production,.....

US: Industry giants combine forces for cannabis conferences

Ed Rosenthal, the Guru of Ganja, has teamed up with Growers Supply to make two appearances in the month of March. The first will be from March 5-8 at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego, California, while the second will be from March 20-22 at the Cannabis 2017 Cultivation Conference in.....

April 2-4, Amsterdam

Netherlands: CROP Innovation & Business conference

On April 2-4, 2017 the bi-annual Genomics in Business conference will take place in Amsterdam. This three day conference will focus on how R&D-insights lead to novel Agri products that help solve the grand societal challenges.The goal of the conference is to inspire, to provide possible solutions and to.....

April 22, Tehran

Greenhouse forum added to Iran Green Trade Fair

During talks earlier this week in Tehran between HPP and KhazarEurasia, the organizers of IGTF, and the Iranian Agricultural organization A&NRE, it was agreed to organize an international conference on the importance of the use of greenhouses for the horticulture industry in Iran.This one day conference.....

July 3-4, Cape Town

South Africa: Farming with Aquaponics Workshop

At the Farming with Aquaponics Workshop Cape Town 2017, attendees will get an opportunity to get their questions answered in Aquaponic system management and crisis response by an international Aquaponics expert.Topics in discussionAquaponic microbiologyAquaponic Techniques and DesignResponding to the system:.....

March 10, Columbus

US: Ohio Aquaculture Association to host workshop in Columbus

On March 10, the Ohio Aquaculture Association (OAA) will host an aquaponics workshop in Columbus. A variety of topics will be covered during the sessions, including aspects of fish and plant management, water quality, and marketing.“The goal of the workshop is to educate those interested in establishing and.....

March 13, University Park

US (PA): Student Farm Club hosts hydroponic lettuce tasting event

The Student Farm Club at Penn State is partnering with Housing and Food Services (HFS) as part of National Nutrition Month to host a hydroponic lettuce tasting event, “Expand Your Salad Palate,” in Redifer Dining Commons, South Halls, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 13. The Student Farm Club invites all.....

March 7-8, Pretoria

South Africa: Undercover Farming Expo 2017

Find out what’s new in the Undercover Farming Industry and what retailers and fresh markets have to say about the market expectations for 2017. Learn more about farming under protective cover (netting) and biological control in greenhouse farming and many more interesting topics.For more.....

US (NJ): Less than a week to register for Specialty Pepper Class

Are you a farmer looking to diversify? Are you thinking about growing for local restaurants or starting a pick your own operation? Gone are the days of farmers owning large swathes of land in New Jersey, so here's a new idea.Learn how to make more money with less land and how to grow, market and sell.....

May 15-17, Adelaide

Australia: NGIA joins Hort Connections 2017 as co-host

The very beginning of the Australian horticulture supply chain will be represented at Hort Connections 2017, as Nursery and Garden Industry Australia Limited (NGIA) becomes the latest co-host for the industry conference and Trade Show, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 15-17 May.NGIA joins.....