Events

Programme fourth EU Fresh Info Forum

Focus on impact of technology ‘tsunami’ on fresh produce sector

In the week of 28, 29 and 30 November, the EU Fresh Info Forum will take place at the World Horti Center and the HortiVERSum. This year, focus is on the ‘tsunami’ of…

Poland: TSW 2019 is open for registration

The ninth edition of TSW Fruit and Vegetables Industry Fair will take place in Ptak Warsaw Expo in Poland on 9th and 10th January 2019. TSW is the biggest Fruit and Vegetables Industry Fair in Central and Eastern Europe, providing the most innovative and current knowledge and know-how in horticulture…

NL: Students get to know horticulture on mopeds

A group of students has gotten to know horticulture on Solexes (a classic Dutch moped). They made tomato soup and bruschetta at Tomatoworld in Honselersdijk and did The Pepper Challenge at Westlandpeppers in De Lier. The Solex Vegetable Tour was organized by Greenport West for the Dutch Agri Food Week. Greenport West-Holland…

Photo report: Horticulture at PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando

This past Friday and Saturday, PMA’s annual Fresh Summit trade show was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The show attracted a record number of over 1,200 exhibitors, and according to PMA’s CEO Cathy Burns, the show increasingly attracts exhibitors from outside North America. In…

Organisers of HortEx Vietnam concluded 3 kick off meetings for coming 2019 edition

The series of kick-off meetings introducing HortEx Vietnam 2019, the 2nd International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam, took place from 16 to 18 October 2018 in Hanoi, Dalat and Ho Chi Minh City. The events were attended by delegates from many…

Martin van Gogh (Hoogendoorn) meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang:

"Dutch horticulture can help China with safe and clean food production"

"Dutch horticulture wants to share its knowledge with China to help ensure safe and clean food production." Martin van Gogh, director of Batenburg Techniek / Hoogendoorn and ambassador of the Dutch horticulture, did this offer to the Chinese premier Li Keqiang. Van Gogh met the premier during the CEO…

Hort suppliers find their way to PMA

Today the PMA kicks off in Orlando, Florida. The exhibition traditionally is the meeting place for the fresh produce trading industry and is known for the many packaging novelties being presented. Over the last couple of years more and more greenhouse growers have found their way to the exhibition, of…

National broadcasters eagerly promote horticultural potential Zimbabwe

HortiFlor Zimbabwe was held last week, from October 9-11 in the capital Harare. It attracted international as well as national attention. Several Zimbabwean broadcasters were present to eagerly promote the horticultural potential of the country. In a excerpt from ZBC News, for example, host Rodrick Mashingaidze interviews organizer Dick van Raamsdock…

A royal afternoon for HortiDaily and FloralDaily

Normally we publish extensively on royal visits to other companies, but now it is our time to shine. Yesterday two of our colleagues joined in for a short conversation with the Dutch King and Queen! During a regional visit King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima stopped in Tholen as well, the municipality we're located…

November 5, Ames

US (IA): Short course on production and management of high tunnel crops

The 2nd Iowa High Tunnel Short Course is designed to highlight production and management of several high tunnel crops along with information on economics and marketing aspects of high tunnel crop production. The course will also provide an update on the status of high tunnel research across the Midwest. This…

Data: what are the opportunities for greenhouse horticulture?

The Internet of Things, Big Data, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain: these are terms that we hear or read about almost every day. What they have in common is that they all deal with the collection and application of data. Various sectors are actively engaged in data applications, for…

October 24, Western Sydney

Australia: Western Sydney greenhouse growers' tour

PCA members are invited for a free Greenhouse Growers’ Tour of Western Sydney, including lunch on Wednesday 24/10/18. Network, walk, talk and learn while visiting four hydroponic greenhouse farms, including a university research facility. Learn about greenhouse food production from fellow growers, researchers and suppliers about: Pollination Smart…

December 12-13, Monterey

US (CA): Managing organic production systems to promote plant health

The second of six educational sessions finalized for the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will focus on managing the challenges of plant health in organic production systems. “Managing Organic Production Systems to Promote Plant Health” will feature organic industry experts in plant health offering a deep dive…

HortiFlor Zimbabwe in photos

"We are now 'pumped up' and revitalised, we now need to actualize our dreams into reality", says Mr. Tapiwa J. Mugabe of Total Farm Solutions . This Zimbabwean horticultural one stop shop was one of the exhibitors at the HortiFlor and very pleased with the show, and also the timing of the show. "In the spirit of reviving the…

ESA Annual Meeting sets new record of attendance

From 7-9 October ESA European Seed Association held its 2018 Annual Meeting in Madrid, Spain. This year’s event has set a new record of presence, with an attendance of 1050 participants from over 40 countries across the world. During the meetings of the specific crop sections, participants got the latest updates and detailed information on…

May 7-9, 2020, Bangkok

"AHC 2020 & Horti ASIA 2020 bridge science and commerce"

In 2020, the Asian Horticultural Congress (AHC), driven by horticultural science societies in Asia, will be back again after its last congress in the People’s Republic of China in 2016. Organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), and the Horticultural Science Society of…

Webinars about Mastercourse Vegetables

Application Pro Manager Mastercourse Vegetables in full swing

Jungle Talks is organizing two free webinars about the upcoming Pro Manager Mastercourse Vegetables on Thursday 18 October. During these sessions more information will be shared on among others the program, application criteria and selection process. Interested candidates can already apply for this…

November 5-December 7

US (FL): New online course on irrigation water and treatment

Interpret water quality tests for irrigation of greenhouse and nursery crops, select appropriate water treatment technologies, and design a water treatment and monitoring system. Irrigation Water & Treatment is the final course for 2018 in the Greenhouse Training Online series offered by the…

October 9-11, Harare

HortiFlor Zimbabwe opens its doors

The HoriFlor Zimbabwe is on. The Harare International Convention Centre (HICC) opened its doors this morning where over 50 Zimbabwean and international companies are showcasing their products and services. The new international trade fair for the fresh flowers, vegetables and fruit industry will last…

October 9, Doddington

UK: Growing media developments in vegetable propagation

An event staged at Delfland Nurseries, propagators of glasshouse crops (tomatoes, etc.), leeks, onions, celery, brassicas, salads and herbs will provide delegates with an insight into developments with growing media blends for use in propagation, along with the latest information on the control of a…

Knowledge is key at 7th International Propagation Seminar

Grodan organised the seventh successive edition of the 'International Propagation Seminar’ in mid-September. This year's venue was the coastal resort of Scheveningen. Propagators and their suppliers travelled from all corners of the globe to expand on their knowledge of propagation and add new contacts…

Organization Seed meets Technology looks back at fifth edition

"Diversity in visitors resulted in good quality attendance"

Growers, students, marketers, CEOs and sales managers: they were all there. The international seed manifestation Seed meets Technology has successfully concluded its fifth edition. From the 25 to 27 September, more than 1,700 visitors attended the event, a substantial part of them from abroad. "This year the event…

140 kg large pumpkin brightens up Shanghai Chenshan Gardens

The Shanghai Chenshan Gardens announced on September 26th that they will host a flower and fruit exposition from September 28th until October 21st with the theme "Chenshan Autumn Beauty". It is different from a specialized flower exposition as the corner pieces are made up of pumpkins, fruit, and…

Cauliflower that stays white and increased resistance at Syngenta during Open Field Demo Days:

“Once a good basis has been laid, it is about the fine-tuning, the details”

It was busy at around noon on Wednesday, 26 September, at the full soil vegetables open days. These were held at Syngenta in Wevershoof, the Netherlands. The fields were full, but it is also time for lunch. There was Gina sweet pepper soup and cauliflower to taste. There were also a few companies that…

Canadian Greenhouse Conference'18: here's the recap

In Canada today Thanksgiving is celebrated, and what could be better on an official holiday than looking at a bunch of photos? That's what we thought, so today we bring you the recap of the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. The annual event takes place in Niagara Falls and is one of the biggest events for the North…

Berg Innovation Challenge, Berg Hortimotive:

"Greenhouse as starting point for new products and updates"

Horticulture is developing rapidly, and at Berg Hortimotive the greenhouse is always the starting point for new and updated products. Every two years the company invites its business partners for a brainstorming session. The main question is always: What do you need? Where can we help? The attendees were divided into smaller groups,…

November 21, East Malling

UK: Latest research to be revealed at Soft Fruit Day

The latest results of the AHDB-funded research on soft fruit, particularly looking at pest and disease control, will be revealed at the Soft Fruit Day on 21 November. A significant part of the AHDB/ EMR Association Soft Fruit Day, in East Malling, Kent, will focus on the wide-ranging research being dedicated to spotted…

October 24, Western Sydney & November 13, Melbourne

Australia: PCA members to go on tour again

PCA members are invited to two free Greenhouse Growers’ Tours in Western Sydney 24/10/18 and Melbourne 13/11/18, including lunch. Find out more in these flyers: Western Sydney Greenhouse Tour Grower Innovation Day Seats are strictly limited so please RSVP early: PCA Western Sydney Greenhouse Tour – Saskia admin@protectedcroppingaustralia.com or ph 0414 333 996 PCA, HFF Chisholm TAFE Grower Innovation Day - marketing@chisholm.edu.au or phone (03) 5990 7009…

October 17, Ettrick

US (VA): VSU to host 31st Annual Aquaculture Field Day

Limited-scale aquaculture production for the local market is the theme of the 31st Annual Aquaculture Field Day being held on Wednesday, October 17. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Ettrick, Virginia.  This year’s keynote speakers are Mickey and Ann Rosenfeld, limited-scale tilapia producers from…

International Asparagus Days conference - programme finalised

With less than a month before the start of the International Asparagus Days, the three-day event dedicated entirely to asparagus to be held in the renovated pavilions of…

HortiFlor: October 9-11, 2019 in Harare:

"Zimbabwe will become one of Africa's largest exporters"

“Zimbabwe will, in a relatively short time, become one of Africa’s largest exporters of horticultural products”, Dick van Raamsdonk of HPP Exhibitions expects. In one week, they will organize the HortiFlor Zimbabwe, and this show will contribute to that aim. From October 9-11, the Harare International…

Lasting white cauliflowers and increasing resistances at Syngenta on Open Days Open Field

"Once the foundation is right, it's about the refinement, the details"

On Wednesday, September 26, around noon, it was quite busy at the open days for open field vegetables at Syngenta in Wevershoof. The fields are full, but there is also time for lunch. There is Gina pepper soup, there is cauliflower to taste, there are some companies that show their systems, but above all…

February 2019, Wageningen

Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms 2019 - Course announcement

In 2019 the Horticulture & Product Physiology group, together with Wageningen Plant Research, again will organize a course on Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms. In this course WageningenUR scientists share their unique knowledge with international students, researchers, and horticultural and light experts.…

"FERTINNOWA promotes exchange of more than twenty innovative fertigation technologies"

More than twenty innovative fertigation technologies have been exchanged between different European regions thanks to FERTINNOWA, the European fertigation knowledge transfer platform involving experts and researchers from ten countries. This exchange of new technologies is the result of three years of…

Taiwan Innotech Expo 2018:

"A sustainable future led by sustainable farming and green energy"

Formerly known as Taipei International Invention Show & Technomart, the Taiwan Innotech Expo entered its 14th year in 2018. This year, the exhibition displayed and featured a total of 1300 different technologies from 496 exhibitors. A total of 45,000 professionals and casual visitors from around the…

Canadian Greenhouse Conference'18 comes to an end

The business cards have been collected, the plants are sold and the carpet has been rolled up: Canadian Greenhouse Conference '18 has come to an end. Exhibitors were pleased with the high quality of the visitors and the relevance of the event to the industry. With talks related to the cannabis industry and on…

US (VA): Workshops will help farmers learn about GAP certification requirements

The Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) is holding workshops to introduce farmers to GAP certification requirements at four locations in Central and Southeastern Virginia. Three workshops will be held in October and one in November. The workshops are as follows: October 10 at the GW Carver Agricultural Center in Rapidan;…

November 5-7, Anchorage

US (AK): Agriculture conference registration opens

Registration is open for the 14th annual Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference, which will take place in Anchorage Nov. 5-7. More than 75 presentations will cover a wide range of agricultural topics, including livestock and rhodiola production, climate, vegetable variety trials, cut-flower production, honey bees,…

October 25, East Lansing

US (MI): Michigan State University to host public conversation on GMOs

Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are among the most talked about food issues — and one of the most confusing. Michigan State University is here to help sort through…

February 19-20, Netherlands

Program HortiContact Tour 2019 for international growers known

International growers will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest developments in Dutch greenhouse horticulture during the HortiContact Tour on 19 and 20 February 2019. Several growing companies and knowledge centers will be visited during the excursion. The complete program for the third edition of the HortiContact Tour…

Growing prosperity at CGC'18

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference kicked off yesterday, and the event has certainly lived up to its slogan, 'Growing prosperity'. The industry is evolving rapidly, offering opportunities to growers, and, of course, suppliers. As said before, automation is key in the region, and it's an important part of the exhibition floor.…

International scientists gather to tackle new dynamics, challenges in plant breeding

About 300 plant scientists representing 30 countries gathered in Thailand to discuss new dynamics and challenges in breeding and genomics of Solanaceae crops like tomato, pepper, eggplant, tobacco and potato. The 15th Solanaceae Conference focuses on new breeding technologies and the latest scientific achievements for crop…

December 5-6, Moscow

Russia: Third annual investment forum offers opportunities for greenhouse industry

The third annual international investment forum "Greenhouse Complexes Russia 2018" will be held in Moscow, 5th-6th of December 2018. Every year, more than 500 leaders from the largest greenhouse complexes and agricultural holdings of Russia and the CIS (APKh ECO-Culture, Agro-Invest, Agrokombinat,…

Horticultural week kicks off at Niagara Falls

Held for the 39th time, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference in the Scotiabank Convention Centre will once again be home to the foremost players in the North American greenhouse industry. Today the bus tour kicks off and tomorrow & Thursday the conference and exhibition itself will take place. Investments in the greenhouse industry The…

October 8-14, Boston

US (MA): Horticultural lighting on show at tech festival

OSRAM will bring its technology to Boston’s City Hall Plaza in early October as the Gold Sponsor of HUBweek, a weeklong festival and civic initiative that explores the intersections of art, science and technology. OSRAM will showcase smart horticulture lighting solutions, Human Centric Lighting (HCL)…

November 5, Ithaca

US (NY): Guidelines for new CEA energy-efficient technology adoption

Lighting control is the last frontier in controlled environment agriculture. Well-designed horticultural lighting systems can reduce energy use and increase profits for greenhouses and indoor farms. GLASE is bringing together New York Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) growers with local utility…

World Seed Partnership Meeting held in Myanmar

On 25th September, the agriculture department of The Netherlands was present at the World Seed Partnership Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, jointly organized by the Department of Agricultural Research (DAR), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar and Plant Variety Testing Department and…

More than 1,700 visitors for fifth Seed Meets Technology

Growers, students, marketeers, CEOs and sales managers: they all attended the international ‘Seed meets Technology’ event. The fifth edition of this event, held this year from 25 to 27 September, drew over 1,700 visitors, many of whom came from abroad. This year’s edition was strengthened in many ways. An enhanced focus on communication…

Berry Growers Day at Nature's Pride

On Wednesday 26 September, Nature's Pride organised a Berry Growers Day especially for its berry growers. As an importer of berries and exotic fruit and vegetables, they attach great importance to looking to the future together with its growers and to inspire each other. This day gave us ample…

Party like a pirate at Margaritaville at CGC

Going to the Canadian Greenhouse Conference? The annual Party of the Year is back again at Margaritaville on October 3 from 7 to 11pm. Wednesday night, it’s time to groove…

October 16th

Ohio: Grower meeting on using bio-pesticides and bio-controls

Plant Products is having a grower meeting in the Toledo, Ohio with industry professionals making presentations.  If you want to know more about the MPS accreditation (More Profitable Sustainability), controlling key pests using bio-pesticides and bio-controls from both a grower and manufacturer’s point of…

CGC - It’s that time of year again!

Next week on October 3rd, the annual EAT.DRINK.CHILL party will be taking place once again at the Casino R5 Lounge, following everyone’s extensive day at the CGC show. Another chance to…

Hubert Mackus on Dutch Agri Food Week, 5 to 16 October

"Everything here in Venlo is about healthy food"

What are we eating now? And what will we be eating in 2050? Who will produce that? And how? These questions are the main focus of the Dutch Agri Food Week 2018 from the 5th to the 16th of October 2018. Deputy of the Provincial Executive of Limburg Hubert Mackus has already cleared his schedule to attend…

DOGK: “This project is an opportunity for growth"

The eighth edition of the German Fruit and Vegetable Congress (DOGK) was attended for the first time by Portugal Fresh, the Association for the Promotion of Fruit, Vegetables and Flowers of Portugal, representing more than 3,000 producers. Portugal Fresh attended as the guest presenter at the eighth edition of the…

February 19-21, Gorinchem

New component at HortiContact 2019: HortiPackaging

The sixteenth edition of the greenhouse horticulture trade fair HortiContact expands with a completely new component: HortiPackaging. This initiative will have its own place on the exhibition floor, where visitors can find everything about packaging, labeling and coding. HortiPackaging focuses on…

December 12-13, Monterey

US (CA): CCA and PCA training credits offered at Organic Grower Summit

Certified Crop Advisors will receive CCA CEU training credit for attending four educational sessions during both days of the OGS, December 12-13 in Monterey CA. Pest Control…

LinkGreen at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Delivering a connected supply chain

An efficient supply chain benefits everyone from growers to the consumers and industries like the automotive sector have widely adopted systems that connect their supply chain and help build efficiencies into their operations. Meanwhile the greenhouse, horticultural, and now cannabis industries continue…

November 21-23, Shanghai

SFAEA calls on members to participate in 2018 Horti China

With the aim of building an international stage for Shanghai's agriculture industry, the Shanghai Facilities and Agricultural Equipment Association (SFAEA) will bring its members to participate in the 2nd Horti China held at the Shanghai National Exhibition & Convention Center on November 21-23. The…

March 13-15, 2019, Ho Chi Minh City

Organisers of HortEx Vietnam preparing for three kickoff meetings in October

The organisers of HortEx Vietnam, the second International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam, are preparing for three kick-off meetings to be held in October in Vietnam. The kick-off meetings will be held as follows: Hanoi, 16 October 2018 Dalat, 17 October 2018 Ho…

July 17, Kent

UK: New date announced for Fruit Focus 2019

Fruit Focus is returning to NIAB’s East Malling Research, in Kent on July 17th 2019, one week earlier than in previous years.  “The new date falls before the start of the school holidays and parliamentary recess. Not only does this make it easier for visitors and exhibitors to attend, it also means we’re more able to…

Improving drainage conditions of blueberries

Over the last few years, the demand for berries and especially for blueberries by consumers has been increasing, which has led into an increase in this crop's cultivated area. Thanks to developments like the Hydropot System, also the outcome of the cultivated area increases - both in quantity and in the…

Pre-registration for "2018 Horti China" now open

The iFresh Fair-2018 Horti China is an important international specialized trade fair for fresh fruit, vegetable, and plant traders, brokers, service providers, and retailers in mainland China. This combination of exposition and summit meeting is alternately organized by the larger cities in China.…

October 3-5,

Experts from around the world will present the most innovative fertigation techniques

FERTINNOWA Conference’s objective, which will be held from 3 to 5 October in the Congress and Exhibition Center of Aguadulce (Almería), is to transfer the most innovative fertigation technologies aiming to contribute into the environmental and economic sustainability of European irrigation. For this, the…

Sustainability in agriculture: the Mater-Bi mulching film at Agricultural Film 2018

From 17 to 19 September at Melia Castilla - Madrid – Agricultural Film 2018 is being held, the eleventh edition of the conference that brings together the leading experts in…

December 12-13, Monterey

US (CA): Grower roundtable keynote presentation announced for Organic Grower Summit

The first of three keynote presentations during the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will offer an international overview of the organic produce industry – exploring the opportunities, challenges and issues facing the growing organic fresh fruit and vegetable marketplace. The Grower Roundtable, featuring three…

Designing aquaponic systems for the developing world

Designing and operating an aquaponic system in Florida is not the same as in Togo, West Africa. Phil Reasons has spent years doing both. Internationally, Phil helps communities in Africa, Central America, Haiti, and elsewhere supplement their diets with aquaponics. At this weekend’s Putting Up Shoots conference in Hartford, CT, Phil…

November 27-28, Brisbane

Australia: Sustainable agriculture in the spotlight at GFIA In Focus

The Australian government is pushing for agriculture to become a $100 billion industry by 2030 – and with the Queensland Government aiming to double the state’s food production by 2040, the leading authority on sustainable food production and agriculture is hosting an event in Brisbane designed to…

FPAA to hold first ever women’s leadership invitational

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is excited to be celebrating the first ever Women’s Leadership Invitational (WLI) during the 50th fall Convention. The…

September 25-27, West Lafayette

US (IN): How agriculture technologies can be scaled up to save lives

Expanding technologies that can improve and save millions of lives will be the focus of Purdue University’s Scale Up Conference on Sept. 25-27, the first of its kind in North America. Purdue University President Mitch Daniels will make opening remarks and Akinwumi Adesina, World Food Prize laureate, president of the…

Grower roundtable keynote presentation announced for OGS 2018

Organizers have said the first of three keynote presentations during the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will offer an international overview of the organic produce industry –…

1-3 October 2018

It's all about sustainable urban planning at IPM Dubai 2018

The 13th edition of International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM Dubai), the region’s leading horticultural event, will be held from October 1 to 3, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and…

Tour EU Plants, 19 September

UK: Growing media developments in soft fruit propagation

Get an update of recent research in soft fruit propagation and production along with an insight into plant propagation at EU Plants, followed by a tour of the farm courtesy of…

Higher than expected turnout at Rijk Zwaan open day

The annual open day at Rijk Zwaan in the Netherlands was held again recently, and many more people than expected showed up to take a look at their tomatoes. Growers and representatives from the entire chain were updated with the latest developments at the Trial Center Tomato of Rijk Zwaan in Kwintsheul.…

Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture #SSGH18

The 4th edition of the fully booked Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture was organized from 27 August till 7 September 2018. The participants followed lectures, seminars, joined practical case work and visited several companies. The expertise of Wageningen University & Research as ‘the knowledge…

January 23, Peterborough

UK: Brassicas and Leafy Salads Conference

The forthcoming UK Brassica & Leafy Salad Conference will be held on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at the KingsGate Conference Centre, Peterborough. This conference and trade show is for all those involved in the production or allied to these significant industries from home and abroad. A Conference Dinner will be…

December 4-6, Kiev

”Fresh Business Expo proven to be effective platform for Ukraine's fresh produce industry”

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. The exhibition has been organized since 2011 and given the high number of returning participants it has proven to be an effective and targeted tool for companies…

January 27 - February 9, Netherlands

Wanted: Future proof vegetable producers

After the launch of the Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture, there is now also an edition aimed at vegetable producers. From 27 January until 9 February 2019, 15 international managers will travel to the Netherlands for an intensive two-week training program. The Pro Manager Mastercourse is an…

Flemish Minister completes internship at Antwerp tomato company

On Friday 31 August, Flemish Minister Philippe Muyters attended a traineeship at an Antwerp tomato company in Merksplas. Muyters did the traineeship at the invitation of the Boerenbond (farmers’ union).  With these traineeships, Boerenbond wants to bring farmers, growers and politicians closer together. During…

October 11-12, Rochester

US (NY): Sustainability symposium to focus on biological products

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) will hold its 2018 Fall Meeting and Sustainability Symposium in Rochester, New York on October 9-10 and be immediately followed by the Biocontrols USA East 2018 Conference & Expo on October 11-12 which is organized to educate growers about biological…

October 3-4, Niagara Falls

Artificial intelligence & automation highlighted at the 2018 CGC

AI and automation are revolutionizing industry world-wide and the 2018 Canadian Greenhouse Conference offers insight as to how it is affecting the greenhouse industry. Darryn Keiller, CEO of Autogrow, New Zealand, is the first of several speakers to address technological advances available to growers.…

March 5, Danville

US: 2018 Virginia Smart Farming Conference postponed

Because of unexpected scheduling and weather concerns, the Virginia Smart Farming Conference on Using Controlled Environment Agriculture has been postponed until March 5, 2019. The conference offers both academic and industry experts exploring the latest advances in vertical farming, protected culture,…

October 3, London

UK: David Domoney opens 2018 CIH Conference

CIH Ambassador David Domoney, TV Gardener, Presenter and Broadcaster will be opening the 2018 CIH Conference, speaking on the benefits of Horticulture on mental and physical…

November 2-3, Brooklyn

US (NY): Indoor Ag-Con pops up in Brooklyn

Indoor Ag-Con will be hosting an East coast pop-up event at Edible’s FoodLovesTech, a first-of-its-kind education by entertainment innovation expo, focusing on how technology shapes and changes the way we cultivate and consume food. The 90 minute pop-up session at FoodLovesTech is dedicated to…

USCC Expo Miami

The newest technology in lighting your commercial grow

At a recent Cannabis Expo, Eric Thosteson joined three other lighting experts to discuss the importance of sensor control networks, power re-distribution, and edge devices in next generation LED Lighting design and technology. New Lighting Technology The 2018 U.S. Cannabis Conference + Expo was held in…

Italy: Veggie support for 7th Alzheimer Marathon

We are now a few days away from the 7th edition of the Alzheimer Marathon, programmed for Sunday the 16th of September 2018: a 42 km race on the Fidal route (Italian Athletics Federation) starting from Mercato Saraceno and ending in Cesena. The goal of the marathon is to promote projects of prevention,…

US: Semi trucks carrying fruit overturn, in Oklahoma and California

Just before the weekend, there were some unfortunate accidents in the US: an overturned semi blocked one direction of traffic along Interstate 44 in Oklahoma City. The vehicle…

Speakers Horticultural Lighting Conference announced

"How does LED technology benefit a growing business?"

It’s hard to ignore the fact that summer is waning; it makes us consider the traditional harvest period from August through fall. But since you can achieve year-round crops in many operations when you apply science and technology to the agricultural world, that’s more of a nostalgia-driven note on days…

November 7 & 8, Boxborough

US (MA): Business and marketing sessions at NGCE

The biennial Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc. - a group of grower representatives from the Northeast, augmented by…

Enza Zaden:

Convenience trends at the Asiafruit Congress

On 4 September, Enza Zaden’s Chris Groot, Produce Chain Manager, and Annemarie Schoevaars, Post-harvest Researcher, spoke about convenience trends at the Asiafruit Congress. Asia’s fresh convenience market has big growth potential. Groot and Schoevaars illustrated, in a conference room that was filled to…

Webinar: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Measuring light in a greenhouse: why, what, when and how

What you see is not always what you get—especially when it comes to light in a greenhouse. In this free GrowerTalks webinar, you’ll learn of the importance of properly measuring your greenhouse lighting. The presenters, Jason Grimmett, Signify, and Dave Johnson, LI-COR Biosciences, will share information…

Zambia: New training program for women in horticultural sector

Delphy and AgriProFocus start a tailor made training program for the Zambian Women Organization Nsabo Yetu to strengthen the horticultural sector in the North-Western Province…

2nd Urban Agri Africa 2018 Summit in Johannesburg on 25-26 September

The 2nd Urban Agri Africa 2018 Summit will be held on September 25 – 26 at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. With the agriculture sector at the centre of ongoing discussions and debate around transformation and economic empowerment, this 2nd Urban Agri Africa 2018 Summit is not only…

Vertical Farming Summit in Asia

The transforming power of Vertical Farming

The vertical farming industry has been moving from strength to strength in recent years, as fully-realized facilities are opening up across the globe. "Having demonstrated its…

September 14, 2018

High-Tech Cannabis Cultivation Tour & Business Seminar

On September 14, 2018 at the Landing Restaurant in Newport, RI, Nexus Greenhouse Systems is hosting a seminar, which focuses on cannabis cultivation, licensing applications, and business planning. As a bonus, attendees will visit a Nexus cannabis greenhouse project located nearby.   Speakers at the event will include Dusty Shroyer and Ed Warpinski…

The world split into 7 equal areas of population

So every colored area contains the same amount of people, okay? Click here for a larger image.

Bell pepper promotion

Cannot be missed: giant bell peppers tour through Amsterdam for 3 days

To promote the bell pepper, today, Saturday and Sunday, a mini pageant will tour through Amsterdam. Three transport bikes, equipped with giant bell peppers, have to draw attention from the public. Flyers are handed out to inform the public of the many uses the bell pepper has to offer, particularly a…

Growers asked for views on Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Farmers, growers, processors and industry representatives are being asked for their views from today (31 August) on the role of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development…

Duson Police celebrate Labor Day with tomato delivery

The Duson Police Department was out and about this Labor Day delivering fresh grown tomatoes to area residents. The department shared photos of the deliveries to residents on their Facebook page. The tomatoes were grown in the police department’s community garden. Officers Brett Sturm, Calvin Francis,…

Friday 7 September 2018

NL: Greenhouse Strawberries on Strawberries Demo Day

Every year, ZLTO together with Delphy organizes the Strawberries Demo Day. For the edition in 2018 they are guests at the Lemmen family company in Egchel (Limburg). For a number of years Lemmen Aardbeien has also been the Berry Plaza location of Delphy. At this company both greenhouse and racking as well…

September 7, Leamington

Webinar: A proposed Horticultural lighting label

Recent advances in light-emitting diode (LED) technology now provide the horticultural industry with multiple lighting options. However, growers are often unable to compare technologies and LED options due to insufficient data on lamp performance metrics. As a result, researchers are now proposing a…

Thailand: 30 percent more visitors for Horti Asia and Agritechnica Asia

With increased numbers of both exhibitors and visitors, the second editions of Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia last week reached a successful conclusion in Thailand. There were nearly 300 exhibitors from 29 countries, an increase of about 25 percent from last year, and 10,677 professionals and…

Gigantic concrete tomatoes to celebrate Tomato Days

The city of Hooper has long been famous for its homegrown tomatoes. But a crop of 900-pounders suddenly sprouting all over town? It’s all part of a new project in the city, begun just in time for the upcoming Hooper Tomato Days . “Because of the acidic culture of our ground, Hooper does have some of the…

Improving greenhouse operations with weather data

Webinar ‘Using weather data in greenhouses’

On September 26 Hoogendoorn and MeteoGroup are organizing a joint webinar about weather forecast. Would you like to know how to use weather data to improve your greenhouse operations? Don’t miss out on this webinar! When? Wednesday September 26, 2018 Where? Online Duration? 60 minutes Language? English…

Finals of 'Design the Ultimate Greenhouse':

Profitability main challenge for urban farming projects

That urban farming projects are beautiful is usually not up for discussion, but are they also feasible? That remains a problem and therefore also an important one in the Design the Ultimate Urban Greenhouse Challenge. The competition revolves around the green re-use of the former Bijlmer prison and was…

September 25-27, Twisk

Netherlands: Lettuce inspiration at breeder's open days

Iceberg lettuce, cos lettuce, Lollo, Batavia, etc. There is an endless variety of lettuce. And new varieties are constantly being developed. The ways in which lettuce is being used is also increasing. What do you think of a lettuce smoothie, for example? Curious to know what this tastes like? Visit the…

11th AMHPAC’s Annual Convention: Promoting opportunities

On Aug 22-24, the AMHPAC’s most significant event was successfully performed for the second time around in Cancún, Quintana Roo; this event gathered 400 domestic and foreign leaders of the horticultural industry, along with growers, marketers, public officials, supply chain representatives, researchers,…

Spain: Only tomatoes that are unsuitable for consumption are used in the Tomatina

The latest edition of the Tomatina, the "world's greatest tomato battle", took place this Wednesday with the throwing of 145,000 kilos of this product. The Castellon-based…

November 8, Boxborough

US (MA): Learn more about growing greenhouse vegetables at NGCE

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo will feature educational sessions on growing greenhouse vegetables on November 8, 2018. Choosing Varieties for Greenhouse Leafy Greens and Vegetables, Andrew Mefferd, Growing for Market Magazine Maximize Vine Crop Production with Proper Environmental Control,…

December 12, Monterey

US (CA): Organic Grower Summit announces 2018 CannaBus Tour

A new addition to the schedule has been finalized for the Organic Grower Summit 2018 in Monterey, CA, with the 2018 CannaBus Tour, created in collaboration with the Monterey…

September 5-6, Troy

US (NY): Horticulture research to be presented at LRC conference

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced the experts panel on the future of lighting and industry stewardship, as part of the LRC Partner-Alliance Event. The conference, which will be held September 5-6 in Troy, New York, will also feature several technical…

Photo report Horti ASIA Bangkok

The development of the Southeast Asian horticultural industry is in full swing. While Thai growers have been in touch with greenhouse techniques for over a decade now, growers from other countries are also getting more and more interested in opportunities to improve their growing business. Therefor the interest in new…

September 25-29, Warmenhuizen

Explore Bejo during the annual Open Days

Growers and partners from the chain are invited to explore Bejo’s vegetable crops and new varieties during the Open Days from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th September 2018. Discover the latest varieties New varieties with improved external characteristics, disease resistance, storage quality and taste can…

November 15-16, Rugby

Transforming organic food and farming in the UK

The UK Organic Congress 2018 is an event organised jointly by organic organisations aimed at all involved in or interested in the business of organic food and farming. The Congress has been organised for: Farmers, growers and land managers Food businesses in organic supply chains, including input…

China: Postharvest technology & management course

Among all the challenges that are facing China’s Agriculture in terms of postharvest technology and management of fresh products, the biggest one is the absence of practical knowledge and theories. In this regard, a training programme on postharvest technology, developed by Wageningen University and…

November 7, Cambridge

"Agriculture is gearing up for the fourth industrial revolution"

Although the Bank of England’s chief economist has predicted that up to 50% of all jobs could be lost to robots and artificial intelligence (AI) in the next four decades, current technology needs considerable investment before it can address the labour shortage in agriculture. This and other priorities…

Dutch delegation at Horti Asia

How a tiny country wants to feed the world

The sixth edition of Horti ASIA, the region’s largest trade exhibition for Horticulture in Asia, is wrapping up. The event, held in Bangkok, Thailand, emphasizes agricultural solutions that are both relevant and important to the development of agriculture in the Asian markets. The expo therefore attracts…

US (CA): New workshops will cover listeria control specific to fresh produce

Companies from across the fresh produce supply chain can learn strategies to control and prevent Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) at newly-announced workshops to be held Sept.…

August 30, Wageningen

Netherlands: World Food Prize laureates to speak at SDG conference

The 2018 World Food Prize Laureates Lawrence Haddad and David Nabarro will be featured speakers at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Conference on August 30 in Wageningen. Louise O. Fresco, president of WUR and member of the World Food Prize Council of Advisors, is looking forward to their visit.…

March 6-7, Stratford-Upon-Avon

UK: New conference to drive technology advancements in horticulture

Leading developers and influencers in agri-tech are being invited to exhibit at SmartHort 2019, a new conference designed to connect innovators with the horticultural industry. Commercial businesses, research or service organisations using technological advances to drive real change in the industry are…

September 21-22

US (CT): Visit aquaponics farms across the state

The Putting Up Shoots Conference features tours of four sites across the state of Connecticut. Guests will get a first-hand look at all angles of aquaponics: commercial, food safety, community, research, and STEM education. Tours will inform afternoon sessions and team-building. The tour will identify…

US (IN): Purdue Extension to offer produce safety trainings

Purdue Extension is offering produce food safety training sessions at locations throughout Indiana to aid farms and growers in learning the basics of food safety and assist in establishing safety programs for their operations. The trainings last about seven hours and utilize the Produce Safety Alliance…

Horti Asia: Plenty of interest in cultivation innovations

With visitors from Thailand and also many countries in the region the second day of the Horti Asia took off this morning in Bangkok. The focused interest of the visitors shows the industry is in full development. On the second day of the exhibition a farming congress took place as well. It can be seen…

La Tomatina 2018

Spain's tomato festival is coming to London

Spain’s largest and most famous food fight is reportedly set to soon be held in London. La Tomatina , the annual event in the town of Buñol, Spain, is a huge tomato fight that’s often been pitched as ‘the world’s biggest food fight’. The event is held on the last Wednesday of August and draws tens of…

October 3, London

2018 CIH Conference: Island Horticulture - ‘Life after Brexit’

This year, on 3rd October 2018, the Chartered Institute of Horticulture (CIH) will be holding their annual Conference in London, at the Farmers’ and Fletchers’ Livery Hall, 3 Cloth Street, London, EC1A 7LD. Island Horticulture - ‘Life after Brexit’ is this year’s Conference theme. The CIH will welcome…

"Minister MacAulay goes on second "Growing Canadian Agriculture" tour"

Canada's agriculture and agri-food sector is an economic engine, creating good, middle-class jobs and prosperity across the country. The agriculture system generates over $110 billion of the country's gross domestic product and $64.6 billion of exports, while employing more Canadians than any other…

Horti Asia highlights opportunities in South-East Asian market

A well visited start for the Horti Asia in Bangkok, Thailand. Especially in the morning the exhibition was crowded, with many Thai visitors and also visitors from surrounding countries. Exhibitors also noted a remarkable amount of Indian people visiting the trade show. The Horti Asia will last until…

October 24-25, Detling

UK: Top up your BASIS points at the National Fruit Show

BASIS members attending the National Fruit Show, from 24 – 25 October, will have the opportunity to collect up to four BASIS CPD points. Stephen Jacob, BASIS CEO, explains that to collect their points for attendance, members should visit stand H8 and present their membership card to be scanned. Those…

September 7, Hong Kong

Building the roadmap for the future of vertical farming

On September 5-7, Hong Kong will play host to Asia Fruit Logistica, one of the world’s largest fruit and vegetable trade conferences. With thousands of key stakeholders in the…


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