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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.....

December 14 & 15, New Braunfels

US (TX): Aquaponics 101 program to be held in New Braunfels

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Comal County will hold an Aquaponics 101 program in New Braunfels in December.The program will be held in two parts at the AgriLife Extension office, located at 325 Resource Drive. The presenter will be Peter Woods, AgriLife Extension program fisheries.....

Showcasing the future of farming research

More than 80 post-graduates from across the UK have convened in Stratford-upon-Avon this week for the first AHDB-wide studentship event.The four-day event, which started 14 November, sees AHDB-funded PhD students showcase their work and gain insight into the wider industry and the career opportunities it.....
March 7 & 8, Raymond

US (MS): Greenhouse tomato growing taught at March workshop

Individuals interested in greenhouse tomato production can learn how to successfully grow and market the crop during the Greenhouse Tomato Short Course March 7 and 8 in Raymond.Experienced growers and experts with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry.....

February 8-9, Shropshire

Impact of Brexit on UK renewable energy policy debated

The effect of Brexit on the UK’s renewable and low carbon energy policy will be outlined by the Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben - chairman of the committee on climate change, at the Energy Now Expo next February 8 & 9 2017.A key note speaker at the event, Lord Deben was the former minister for.....

Visitor record for expoSE and expoDirekt

“Growth is not the most important thing for us”

Strawberry and asparagus fair expoSE and sales fair expoDirekt, both held in Karlsruhe, Germany last week, experienced a visitor and exhibitor record. Fair organiser Simon Schumacher did not expect this, yet it happened.Both the German strawberry and the German asparagus sector have developed significantly......

Over 140 companies to attend organic food event in Dubai

More than 140 companies from over 27 countries, including Saudi Arabia, UAE and Turkey, will participate at the upcoming 14th edition of the Middle East Natural and Organic Products Expo (Menope), to be held in Dubai.Being held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment the.....

Growtech and Turkish industry experiences aftermath of Russian crisis

Due to the aftermath of the tension between Russia and Turkey, it remains a bit calm at the Growtech exhibition in Antalya this year. At the event, that is located at one of the world's most concentrated areas for protected cropping, exhibitors are waiting for better times, hoping that the greenhouse.....

Biostimulants Europe conference starts in Almeria

The global biostimulants market is achieving a truly remarkable growth in the field of plant health products. The industry is growing by close to 15% per year and this trend is expected to continue, as the global demand for a more sustainable agriculture and environmentally-friendly products is on the rise......

Registrations open for INDEGA IPM Innovation Award

This year the International INDEGA IPM Innovation Award puts a special focus on new developments in vegetable production. Every year IPM Messe Essen and the Association of the German Horticultural Industry INDEGA (Interessenvertretung der deutschen Industrie für den Gartenbau) honour IPM exhibitors with this.....

Nine percent more visitors for IPM Dubai and WOP Dubai

A new year and a new record - IPM Dubai and WOP Dubai seem to follow this motto. The most important trade fairs for the green sector and fresh goods in the Middle East were once more able to achieve substantial growth and, for the first time, filled three halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre. That.....

US (WI): International students flock to Montello to learn aquaponics

The “no vacancy” sign glowed at the ’Tween the Lakes Motel.There were meals at the Granite Falls Supper Club, coffee at Oyster Crackers Cafe and photos snapped of the waterfalls at Daggett Memorial Park next to the Kwik Trip. This is where a quarry, decades ago, employed more than 200 people and supplied the.....
January 28-31, Orlando

US (FL): Breeding pros gather at Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference

Join the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) for the 56th Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference, January 28-31, 2017 in Orlando. The annual conference brings together nearly 900 seed industry professionals from more than 20 countries for four days of global networking and education. Held at Disney’s Yacht.....

US (NY): Upcoming workshops on berry cultivation under covers

As dramatic weather events increase, pest pressure intensifies, and local markets vitalize, New York berry growers are looking for ways to protect their crop and lengthen their season. Growers and educators are trialling techniques for growing berries under cover. Berry farmers across New York can attend one.....

International Hosted Buyer Program invites 200 growers to Bangkok

Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia (ATA/HA) inaugurated their hosted buyer program. All agricultural and horticultural buyers from across the world are invited to apply directly at www.agritechnica-asia.com/buyer or email to buyer@agritechnica-asia.com for Agritechnica Asia and for Horti Asia at.....

Consumer demand for flavor driving competition and investment in Australian tomato sector

Flavour and quality are the two characteristics driving ongoing innovation in the highly competitive tomato sector, attendees at the De Ruiter Living Proof Tomato Innovation Day heard last week in Australia. Martin Kneebone, Managing Director of Market Research firm Freshlogic, told 80 growers, suppliers,.....
December 2, Tucson

Understanding seed development: Biochemical & molecular control mechanisms

Ever wonder where flour comes from, how cereal grains provide nutrition for animals and humans, and what the main ingredient for beer production is? Turns out it is all in the nutritive component of the plant's seed called the endosperm. And, it is this endosperm which often is a main source of food, feed,.....

November 29, Kampala

Uganda’s ag minister confirmed for Agribusiness Congress East Africa

“Agriculture shining bright for Uganda” will be the theme of the keynote address by the Hon. Ssempijja Vincent Bamulangaki, Uganda’s Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, during the opening session of the upcoming Agribusiness Congress East Africa in Kampala on 29 November. The organisers.....

May 8-11, Milan

Italy: Seeds and Chips partners with Association for Vertical Farming

Seeds and Chips 2017 (#SaC17) is the International Summit dedicated to food innovation from farm to fork, where food and technology meet. Hundreds of startups, companies in food and tech, investors, thought leaders and policymakers come together to share content and visions, projects and experiences —.....

Exploring new ideas for the Aussie horticulture industry

A former Young Farmer of the Year, a celebrity chef, a green space and wellbeing expert and a diet magnate will provide unique insights to horticulture growers in Sydney this Friday, November 25.Hosted by Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation), the event will be attended by growers from around.....

January 12 2017, 's Hertogenbosch

International Soft Fruit Conference registration opened

BVB Substrates and Delphy will organize the seventh ‘International Soft Fruit Conference’ in ‘s Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands on Thursday 12 January 2017. The ISFC 2017 will include a wide range of presentations that cover many different aspects of the soft fruit industry. Simultaneously to the.....

Open field days at Rijk Zwaan Hellas

Rijk Zwaan Hellas welcomed a wide range of growers, distributors, retailers and food processors for their first open field days in Greece, which took place for three days (16-17-18/11/2016) in the Iria area in Argolis, Peloponese.The weather was great and the crops were in excellent condition. Visitors could.....

December 4-6, Grand Rapids

US (MI): A.M.A. and BVB provide substrates seminar at NASGA Conference

A.M.A. will be a part of the North American Strawberry Growers Association Conference seminar program in Grand Rapids, MI, December 4th – 6th.A.M.A. sponsors BVB Substrates’ Eric Boot, and his presentation on Strawberry Substrates for Greenhouse & Tunnel Grown Strawberries for containerized strawberry.....

US: Climate-smart ag seminar slated for Dutch ag minister's visit to UC Davis

Martijn van Dam, the Dutch minister for agriculture, will visit UC Davis Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 28-29, as part of a trip to Northern California focused on further developing strong, collaborative relations between the Netherlands and California in agricultural technology and innovation.His visit will bring.....

What will euro, pound and dollar do in 2017?

When it became clear the British would vote to leave the EU, the pound dropped by about seven per cent. The dollar was also affected by an election. The debates between Trump and Clinton, the victory of Trump, the investigation into Clinton’s e-mails: everything can be seen in the rates. How do these markets.....
November 30, Airdrie

CAN (AB): Closing the Gap workshop on increasing productivity, profitability

Are you interested in learning how to save both time and money? Would you like to increase your business’ productivity and profitability? Are you struggling to take your operation to the next level?If so, the Closing the Gap: Creating a More Profitable Business workshop may be what you need.“This workshop.....

Koppert Kenya:

Kenya: Stakeholder workshop important milestone for ARF project

In an ongoing research project, a team of scientists from Koppert Kenya, Kenyatta University and Koppert BV are collaborating to develop sustainable solutions to combat two threats facing tomato production: Tuta absoluta and the Fusarium wilt-nematode complex. The three-year project was launched in 2015 and.....

Spain: New concepts and opportunities at Enza House Fair

Enza Zaden organized its House Fair Spain on November 16, showing new concepts and opportunities for the European market. In this edition the TomAzur mini, the crisp cucumber EasyQs snack, and sweet pepper concept Tribelli were launched.David del Pino, Produce & Food Marketing Consultant, gave a lecture.....

November 27-30

Dutch Agriculture Minister to visit California

Martijn van Dam, the Dutch Minister for Agriculture, will visit Sacramento, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley in California November 27-30. The Minister’s visit will focus on the strong collaborative relationship between the Netherlands and “The Golden State” in the areas of agricultural technology, food,.....

January 9-10, Lexington

University of Kentucky organizes Fruit and Vegetable Conference

The 2017 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference will be held January 9-10 at Embassy Suites in Lexington. Pre-conference activities, including a Plasticulture Strawberry Short Course, will take place on January 8. To see the complete program, click here. A registration form is available here. Registration.....
December 8, Lacombe Provincial Building

CAN (AB): Getting into Retail workshop

Getting into Retail is a one-day workshop designed for those who are interested in transitioning into retail sales beyond the traditional farm direct market channels.“This workshop allows participants to discover the scope of the retail market, market drivers and the pros and cons of accessing this market.....

Annual Holland Day in Almeria:

"Spain and Holland should collaborate more to serve UK markets"

A large delegation with representatives of Dutch producer organisations and trading companies went for a three-day visit to Spain. The aim of the mission was to exchange knowledge between the two main fresh produce countries in the EU. A central part of the visit was the ‘Hollanddag’ or 'Dutch Day' in.....

NethWork sparks first horticultural Master study in Guatemala

NethWork, a Dutch cluster of complementary horticultural companies announces that its educational partner, University Rafael Landivar, is launching a unique Master program on protected horticulture starting from July 2017.ProjectsNethWork supports the sustainable development of the horticultural market in.....

May 15-17, Adelaide

Registrations now open for Hort Connections 2017

Delegate registrations are now open for Hort Connections 2017, which will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 15-17 May 2017. This event, combining the National Horticulture Convention and PMA Fresh Connections, brings together the largest number of growers, supply chain members, government.....

African agriculture produces more food with less water

Africa and agriculture are two topics stressed by the Moroccan government at the United Nation's 22nd climate summit that is taking place in Marrakesh, Morocco.Countries in the Northwestern Maghreb-region are very much aware that their agriculture sector is facing more extreme droughts. The existing, mostly.....

Dutch companies see opportunities in Indian agrifood market

Over the last 6 years, a group of Dutch agro-food companies have been working together in a consortium by the name FoodTechHolland (FTH) to explore and innovate Indian agro-food value chains. Dutch knowledge and innovation has been transferred into different sectors: bakery, fruit & vegetables, meat.....

UK: Research centre spearheads talks on horticulture industry post-Brexit

A new event organised by a horticultural technology centre in North Yorkshire will highlight the opportunities for the future of horticulture in post-Brexit Britain.The one-off conference entitled The Responsibilities of Independence - An Information Exchange on the Options Towards a Plant Health and Crop.....

UK: GREATsoils workshops end year with trial demonstrations

The GREATsoils programme is running six field trials this year which aim to compare different soil assessment methods in horticultural systems during the 2016 and 2017 growing seasons.Following consultations in 2015, six growers from across the UK are taking part in the trial demonstrations, where they are.....