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November 6-10, focus on vegetables:

Delphy organizes new Advanced Greenhouse Management Course

From 6 November 2017 until 10 November 2017 a training on Advanced Greenhouse Management for Vegetables is offered by Delphy.Wim van der Ende, Delphy: "This course in greenhouse vegetables will take production to the next level. Having produced vegetables in greenhouses, either plastic or glass, for several.....

November 12, Colorado State University

US (CO): Making tastier tomatoes

You know the experience: You slice into a red, juicy, store-bought tomato, take a bite and…nothing.This familiar, flavorless experience might someday be less common thanks to the work of Harry Klee, professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida and featured speaker at this year’s.....

November 6-10

UK: Agri-Tech Week 2017 focuses on a profitable and sustainable future

Farmers, technologists and researchers will converge for ‘Agri-Tech Week’ to hear the latest in practical and sustainable agri-tech. Held from 6-10 November, and including the flagship REAP conference, there will be a rich variety of events across eastern counties including Cambridgeshire, Essex,.....

Village Farms Demos and DIYs showcase exclusive varieties at PMA

Village Farms will be sharing more than stories at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit in New Orleans. The company will be launching a new variety, sharing a number of demo & do it yourself events, and providing some unique giveaway opportunities during this year’s show.Lorabella Blossom, the newest variety for.....

Dutch greenhouse grower to prison for human trafficking

A 51-year-old manager of a horticulture company from Erica has been sentenced to 2 months in prison for human trafficking. The manager hired a man from Morocco who worked illegally at the horticulture company. The case did receive a lot of media attention in recent months.No exploitationThe court acquits the.....

YourTV Niagara reports Canadian Greenhouse Conference

VIDEO YourTV Niagara has made a nice broadcast item on the recent Canadian Greenhouse Conference. It features interesting interviews with the organization, speakers and exhibitors.If you missed the conference, click here for our full recap and infamous post-show photo report!

US (MI): Well attended Plant Products grower meeting in Kalamazoo

Over 50 growers from Michigan and Ohio attended grower meeting held in Kalamazoo Michigan. Attendees were mostly ornamental growers and were treated to talks by their peers which was educational and earned them up to 3 MI RUP’ as well.Tom Piepkow of Kilbourn Produce gave an excellent overview of growing.....
Horti-Consult International

Crop consultant Ruud van Amersfoort passes away

"Full of disbelief we learned of the sudden death of our outstanding colleague Ruud van Amersfoort.Ruud was an inspired advisor, always had a clear opinion and extensive cultivation knowledge. In particular in the field of leaf crops, organic cultivation and cucumber he could hold his own.With his death, we.....

Focusing on water treatment, chemical application and irrigation

Dramm to exhibit at Expo Agro Alimentaria

Dramm will offer its chemical application and water treatment products at Expo AgroAlimentaria in Irapuato, Mexico this coming November.Focusing on helping Mexican growers with their plant health needs, Dramm will offer fogging and spraying equipment along with their years of experience in greenhouse pest.....
November 20-24, Shanghai

Access to Chinese horticulture industry by China Green Week

European Union exports to China in 2015 totaled 22,768 tons, with a value of 36.3 million euros. Apples and pears were the main products exported, totaling 5,399 tons, with a value of 6,211 million euros, followed by citrus fruits, with 4,278 tons and a value of 4,220 million euros. Within the EU, Italy,.....

What you missed at the LumiGrow Expert Panel

As a grower, you know how incredibly important it is to have proper lighting for healthy, strong plants. Recently, we hosted a live presentation and Q&A session with LumiGrow to address the specific lighting needs for different kinds of plants. This post provides a summary of what was covered during the.....

Copa and Cogeca underline importance of innovation and new technologies

Copa and Cogeca underlined the importance of innovation and new technologies to secure a viable agriculture sector and to meet growing demand at the EU Agri-Innovation Summit hosted by the EU Commission in Lisbon.The high-level event, attended by EU Farm Commissioner Phil Hogan and EU Commissioner for.....

Korea Seed and Variety Service to hold international symposium

The Korea Seed and Variety Service (director Oh Byeong-seok) announced that the organization will hold an international symposium in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the protection of varieties, for the purpose of assessing the 20-year performance of the new plant variety protection system, as well as.....

US: BPIA 2017 Fall Meeting and Sustainability Symposium

Members of the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) and many others attended the BPIA 2017 Fall Meeting and Sustainability Symposium in Orlando, Florida last week. Read more here. During the semiannual meeting, several BPIA committees met including the Regulatory, Government Affairs, Communications,.....

Research results by WUR and Svensson introduced at Greensys2017

The Greensys2017 was held on August 20-24th in Beijing, China. The event was a big success as 500 researchers from 30 different countries including China, the Netherlands, the United States, Japan, and Israel amongst others joined together in discussion. The main symposium topics focused on greenhouse.....

October 5:

Free webinar to get you started with LED lighting

With the 2018 growing season fast approaching, now is a good time to set up a small trial of LED lighting. If you’re not sure how or why to go about a trial, join us for this webinar to hear how other growers have initiated their first trial with LEDs and what they learned in the process. In this webinar,.....

October 11-13, Tokyo

Japan gears up for Agri World trade show

Agri World - 7th International Agricultural Material & Technology Expo Tokyo and Tool Japan -7th International Hardware & Tools Expo Tokyo will take place in Makuhari Messe, Japan from October 11th (Wed) - 13th (Fri), 2017. Show Management is expecting to have 1,050 exhibitors from 51 countries for.....

Dutch Horticulture Roadshow visits China’s East Jiangsu Province

The Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai, supported by the Netherlands Business Support Office in Nanjing, organized a roadshow on 6-7 September. The aim was to promote Dutch technology in the field of protected horticulture in Jiangsu province.Altogether 14 Dutch companies,.....

UK: GrowSave sets up study groups to trial NGG principles

Next Generation Growing (NGG) is reaping rewards for Dutch growers by yielding significant savings in energy, without the need for major capital investment. GrowSave is setting out to help the UK to adopt this very different way of growing.The application of Next Generation Growing (NGG) principles in the.....

China's first Cucumber Carnival

Guantao County's Cucumber Carnival will open for guests for the first time on 23 September. This is the first Chinese cucumber-themed carnival to be held in the beautiful village. The carnival is focused on cucumber-related agricultural activities, combining advanced agricultural technology, culture and.....

Ten years of HortiNova crop consultancy

With special attention for the development of strong, resilient plants, Toon Melis, Bart Vromans, Stephan Timmermans, Johan van de Logt and Sjoerd Smits decided in 2007 to set up their own consultancy. Last month, the now nine advisors of HortiNova celebrated the tenth anniversary with over 400.....

NL: Summer school Greenhouse Horticulture #SSGH17

The Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture, organized for the 3rd time, took place from 28 August till 8 September. Thirty-five participants enrolled for the course this year. The group was again very diverse with participants from 16 different nationalities indicating that Wageningen University &.....

"Growers should become vegetable pharmacists"

Dutch pediatrician Dr Koen Joosten becomes enthusiastic about the idea that growers will become the vegetable pharmacists of teh future. As a staff member of the Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam, he observes that the human body is chronically affected by unhealthy nutrition.“Even though our food has.....

Grand Jardin in the city

Because the French population is increasingly urban, the 6th edition of the“Grand Jardin”, a demonstration space that brings together the best Clause varieties intended for home gardeners, took up residence in the heart of Paris on July 5-7 and 10-12, 2017.Premium varieties for balconies, patios, vegetable.....

November 27-30, Miami

US (FL): New Ag International hosts 3rd Biostimulants World Congress

The 3rd World Congress on Biostimulants in Agriculture is an international scientific and technical congress to review the latest knowledge on these products, which are increasingly used in crop production around the world. A panel of prestigious international speakers will discuss the impact of.....

April 12-14, Chisamba

Show dates released for Agritech Expo Zambia

Agritech Expo Zambia 2018 will descend on the GART research farm in the heart of Zambia’s agri-hub from 12 - 14 April 2018 with a big bang for its 5th edition. The three-day expo will feature an even greater local, regional and international presence from industry experts and solution providers showcasing.....

September 29, Tucson

US (AZ): Extracellular DNA traps in plant and animal cells

In introductory biology courses, the question often arises: are plants the same or different from animals? A plethora of characteristics is then offered to demonstrate that indeed plants and animals are totally different. After all, they are classified in different kingdoms, aren't they? Now comes.....

July 2018:

Update your knowledge on Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping

Are you looking for a complete overview of image analysis techniques for automatic plant phenotyping? The Centre for Plant Integrative Biology (CPIB) at the university of Nottingham and Wageningen University & Research together organized this special Summer School. The course will provide a mixture of.....

Niagara Falls, October 4&5:

High expectations for '17 Canadian Greenhouse Conference

With a little more than two weeks to go, the Canadian greenhouse industry is gearing up for their annual not-to-miss event in Niagara Falls October 4 & 5. Held for the 38th time, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference will once again draw some of the foremost players in the North American greenhouse industry.....

What does the future of peppers look like?

Are peppers a superfood? Which pepper goes best with drinks? Is there such a thing as 'beer peppers'? The consumption of peppers is on the rise. How do we best play into this as a sector to guarantee a healthy future. Are we all offering a super healthy and super fresh product? How do we ensure that the.....

Canada: AgScape and 4-H Ontario co-host ag leadership and career event

AgScape and 4-H Ontario will co-host Your Future in Agriculture to launch a new leadership certificate course and career competition for Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) students in Ontario.The October 26, 2017 event at the Mount Forest Sports Complex marks a new partnership between the two organizations.....

NL: Summer School Green Genetics #SSGG17

The fully booked Summer School Green Genetics took place from 29 August till 2 September. An international group of 36 students participated in this special programme. This summer school is a cooperation between multiple Seed companies and Wageningen University & Research, organized by Wageningen.....

October 10-12, Phoenix

How will ag technology revolutionize global food production?

Meister Media Worldwide announces a robust final agenda for its second annual PrecisionAg Vision Conference, complete with an expanded track and timely, pre-conference field tours this coming October 10-12 in Phoenix, AZ, U.S.“This is the second year for this highly informative, senior-level conference,”.....

Sept. 16 in Raywood:

US (TX): Agriculture-oriented disaster assistance workshop

The Texas AgrAbility program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present an agriculture-oriented disaster assistance workshop from 8:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 16 at the Raywood Livestock Market, 14810 E. Highway 90 in Raywood. The workshop is free, but attendees are asked to preregister at.....

English translation available on Dutch Collective Agreement Horticulture

In the Dutch greenhouse horticulture sector, there are many employees with different nationalities and they do not always speak Dutch. Or they only understand the language in part. As a result, they are not or insufficiently informed about the terms and conditions of the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO)......

October 13-16th, Tucson:

US (AZ): Few seats left for CEAC's lettuce workshops

The Hydroponic Lettuce Intensive Workshop, returning October 13-16th, still has some open seats! The workshop will be held in Tucson, AZ at the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center.Utilizing the unique facilities of CEAC, the workshops combine classroom time with application in the greenhouse to.....

October 12-13, 2017, Mountain Grove, Missouri

US (MI): Greenhouse and High Tunnel Workshop at Mountain Grove

The State Fruit Experiment Station Mountain Grove - Missouri State University will host this event presented by Missouri State, University of Missouri Extension, Lincoln University, and Industry Sponsors. Topics will include cucurbit and tomato production in high tunnels, tomato and ginger rotation in high.....

September 22, Washington, D.C.

US: AVF Washington summit to focus on policy challenges for vertical farming

The Association of Vertical Farming (AVF) organizes the annual AVF Summit event to engage policymakers, thought leaders, industry experts, entrepreneurs and scientists via an interactive, dynamic discussion platform. The Vertical Farming sector in agriculture is in a nascent state of development. Engagement.....
September 24-26, Mendenhall

US (PA): Penn State hosts 59th Mushroom Short Course

Penn State University will be hosting and celebrating the 59th Mushroom Short Course September 24-26, 2017 in Mendenhall, PA. The Short Course has been a premier annual event since 1956, contributing to the growth and profitability of mushroom growers all over North America.The conference will feature.....

October 9:

US (TX): American Hort Technology Tour visits Hort Americas R&D greenhouse

Growers of hydroponic vegetables or those considering starting growing vegetables hydroponically should plan on attending the AmericanHort Production Technology Conference. Scheduled for Oct. 9-11 in Dallas, the conference begins with a Technology in Action Tour on Oct. 9 which will visit three local.....

October 10 & 11:

Register now for Biobest Day in the Rockies

On October 10 & 11, Biobest North America will organize a Biobest Day in the Rockies. Held at the Hyatt Place near Denver Airport, the event will bring you up to date with the latest in biological crop protection and is a great chance to catch up with fellow growers and expand your industry network.The.....

Cannabis Science participates in U.S.-Africa Policy Forum

Cannabis Science announces that its senior executives will participate in the Constituency for Africa's (CFA) 2017 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. The Series will be held September 18th-22nd in Washington, DC.For over 26 years, CFA has established itself as one of the leading, non-partisan.....

CAN (ON): U of G hosting national food policy discussion

Helping develop a national policy that ensures safe and affordable food while protecting the environment is the goal of a Sept. 12 gathering at the University of Guelph.U of G will host an Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada regional session for A Food Policy for Canada. The first-of-its-kind initiative,.....

Expoalimentaria predicted to generate business worth $800M

Expoalimentaria, the largest food fair in Latin America, will bring together in a single venue the most varied food offer, not only from Peru among which ‘Super Foods’ will be highlighted, but other countries, said the president of the Association of Exporters (ADEX), Juan Varilias Velásquez, who estimates.....

September 26, Lancaster

US (PA): Griffin to host cannabis growers’ workshop in September

Griffin will host an educational workshop for medicinal marijuana growers on September 26 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Penn. The half-day program will include three seminars, presented by members of Griffin’s GGSPro technical services team.“The workshop includes something for.....

Webinar: How to grow vine crops with LEDs

On Friday, October 18th at 10:00 am, PDT connect with LumiGrow and their in-house Plant Research Group to learn how to apply recommendations from their newest “LED Growers’ Guide for Vine Crops”.Take their findings and apply them to your own grow for robust growth, better quality, and increased control over.....

September 29, Tucson

US (AZ): Extracellular DNA traps in plant and animal cells

In introductory biology courses, the question often arises: are plants the same or different from animals? A plethora of characteristics is then offered to demonstrate that indeed plants and animals are totally different. After all, they are classified in different kingdoms, aren't they? Now comes Professor.....
January 27-30, San Diego

US (CA): Registration open for Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference

ASTA brings the 57th Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference to San Diego, California in 2018. Make plans now to join them January 27 – 30 for ASTA’s fastest growing and most international event. Representing nearly 1,000 registrants from over 30 countries, it's a global networking event.Registration for the.....

September 14 & 15, Jalisco

New biorational solutions event created for Mexican agriculture

Meister Media Worldwide, a multimedia publishing company based in Willoughby, Ohio, United States, has added Biocontroles Mexico to its biocontrol event series. Organized by the Mexican Horticulture Group of the company, Biocontroles Mexico is an event exclusively dedicated to the use and application of.....

September 26, Bordentown and Bridgewater

US (NJ): Ultra-Niche Crops: Farming Basil

Rutgers Cooperative Extension is continuing its Ultra-Niche Crop Series with the upcoming workshop “Farming Basil”, held on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 5:30 to 8 p.m., simultaneously in Cape May Court House, Bordentown and Bridgewater, New Jersey.The workshop will feature a 20-minute “Virtual Field.....

September 20-21, Uppsala

Sweden hosts Agricultural Research for Development Conference

The Agricultural Research for Development Conference 2017 (Agri4D 2017 Conference) is a two­ day event for researchers and professionals working with and/or interested in agriculture for develop­ment. The Conference is organized by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Swedish International.....

September 19-21, Jackson

US (WY): High tunnel build workshop

High tunnels are a great way to extend the growing season in Wyoming and maybe grow some food items not common to the area. The program is hands-on learn-by-doing building program. One 16’ X 32’ high tunnel will be built in about 16 hours. If you are interested in the use of these structures you are welcome.....

Spain: INTIA’s 1st local Fertinnowa showcase event

INTIA organized the first Local Showcase of the Fertinnowa project on September 6, 2017 in the INTIA Experimental Station in Cadreita, in the summer horticulture conferences framework, that INTIA organizes annually.The meeting was attended by a large group of agricultural professionals, who took the.....

Catch up with this footage of La Tomatina (pun intended)

At the last Wednesday of August, the Spanish village of Buñol was again the scene for La Tomatina - a festival in which tons of tomatoes fly through the air. The event always attracts a lot of tourists. Together with the San Fermín festivals and running bulls in Pamplona, this is one of Spain's most famous.....

Aussie growers kick off six-month trade tour

More than 200 Australian fruit, vegetable and nut producers and industry representatives are in Hong Kong this week to showcase their produce at Asia’s largest horticulture trade show, marking the beginning of a six-month tour across Asia and into the Middle East.The group – which comprises the industry’s.....

November 1-2, Ithaca

US (NY): Cornell CALS holds conference for CEA entrepreneurs

CEA enables year-round production of fresh vegetables through greenhouse environmental control (heating, lighting) combined with hydroponic/soilless production systems. While CEA is an increasingly popular method of meeting consumer demand for locally grown food, many factors must be considered when.....

Hurricane Harvey highlights changes in the energy market

Last week, we saw something that we have not seen since 2005; a large, powerful hurricane from the Gulf of Mexico making landfall on the Gulf Coast. In many ways, Hurricane Harvey mirrored Hurricane Katrina, with both having massive impacts on human life and property. Both storms also affected the energy.....

October 17, Guelph

CAN (ON): Find out more about CHP at the on-site power conference

On October 17, EPS AB, supported by APPrO, DEC and Quest, and with the Cogeneration Channel as a media partner, will be organizing a one day On-Site Power Conference in Guelph, Ontario, followed by a site visit of one of the most impressive on-site cogeneration plants currently in operation in Canada.By.....

August 22-24, Bangkok

Thailand: 2018 Horti Asia scheduled for August

Imagine yourself being amongst the top prospects at a world-class exhibition booth. Standing there looking at all those potential customers and clients walking by while thinking: What company is this? Who have they worked with before? Unique Selling Propositions? Is this an innovation? Am I likely going to.....

“Rooted in Success” October 4&5, Niagara Falls:

Canadian Greenhouse Conference announces broad speaker program

In collaboration with government, growers, educators and industry, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference has prepared a speaker program that addresses the challenges faced by today’s flower, vegetable, nursery and cannabis growers. In addition to production, pest management, HR, light, energy, technology and.....

US (PA): PlantLab's Marcel Kers to speak at Indoor Ag-Con Philly

PlantLab's co-founder Marcel Kers will be speaking at the Indoor Ag-Con Philly in Philadelphia on October 16.Dutch tech firm PlantLab was a pioneer in the indoor agriculture industry, having launched its prototype 'Plant Production Unit' way back in 2006. Known for its partnerships with universities and.....

September 28, The Hague

Greenhouses in Russia: join the debate

In Russia, there are currently more than 150 projects of greenhouse construction and modernisation with a 2017-2020 implementation period. CEOs of Russian greenhouse companies prefer equipment manufacturers from the Netherlands and other European countries, relying on their extensive experience and field.....

Uganda to host conference on food safety

Uganda is set to host a four-day international conference on food safety, focusing on standards for some of the country’s most important horticultural exports.The Codex International Meeting will attract over 200 delegates to Kampala to discuss standards for fresh fruits and vegetables including garlic, egg.....

US (NY): Morrisville State connects youths with agriculture industry

Morrisville State College president Dr. David E. Rogers joined Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball and State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon at the Great New York State Fair to launch its first-ever Agriculture Career Day on Friday morning.The aim is to interest young people.....

UK: Are you post-Brexit ready to start exporting?

AHDB will once again host the British pavilion at Fruit Logistica - which takes place next year from 7-9 February 2018 in Berlin - to showcase Great Britain’s horticulture and potato industries.Fruit Logistica is one of the largest and most important fresh produce shows in Europe providing the number one.....

September 21, Bowling Green

US (OH): Aquaponics farm hosts breakfast forum

A well-established Ohio aquaponics farm will share information on utilizing fish and hydroponic systems to grow produce sustainably year-round, at the Northwest Ohio Ag-Business Breakfast Forum. The event is hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT) at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation.....

September 14, Stoke D'Abernon

British Herbs Summer event 2017

The second British Herb field day will be held on the 14th of September 2017. It is being hosted by Tozer Seeds, Pyports, Downside Bridge Road, Cobham, Surry, KT11 3EH.The morning session will be held at a nearby venue and will include presentations on: optimisation of biocontrol products, sustainable.....

October 16, Philadelphia

US (PA): Philadelphia's Mayor Kenney to address Indoor Ag-Con Philly

The organizers of the Indoor Ag-Con Philly have seen the impact that supportive local policies can have on indoor agriculture communities across the country - and even wrote about it in one of their white papers - excited that Philadelphia's Mayor Kenney will be speaking at the event on October 16. The.....

Biobest generates buzz at Cultivate

Biobest North America participated in Cultivate 2017 in Columbus, Ohio USA. On Saturday July 15, The American Horticultural Society hosted an all-day, hands on bio-control workshop. This workshop was intended for more advanced users of bio-controls and had full attendance of 75 people who came out to listen.....

October 11, Orlando

US (FL): BPIA to hold sustainability symposium

The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA), a rapidly growing U.S.-based trade association representing the biopesticides and biostimulants industries, will be holding a Sustainability Symposium in Orlando, Florida on October 11, 2017, for biological products manufacturers and marketers, distributors,.....