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India: Nilgis growers trained on advanced horticultural technologies

A special training programme was organized on “Modern Technologies in Horticulture Crops and Protected Cultivation” for the farmers of Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, from 9th to 11th April 2018 at ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (ICAR-IIHR). The objective of the programme was to impart training on.....

5 ways to fund your farm's expansion

Access to sufficient appropriate capital remains one of the greatest keys to success for indoor agriculture entrepreneurs. In a survey conducted of indoor agriculture industry participants, Newbean Capital found that 53% of respondents stated their biggest business challenge was finding enough funding to.....

Locations of the highest and lowest temperatures ever recorded in each state or territory of Australia

This map shows the locations of the highest and lowest temperatures ever recorded in each state/territory of Australia.

Ultra-Clima Convention in Rotterdam

Last week the annual Ultra-Clima Convention was held once again. KUBO organizes the event for its own agents and resellers, cultivation supervisors, Ultra-Clima owners and/or their growers.For two days, in Hotel New York in Rotterdam, all kind of subjects on various aspects of the latest greenhouse.....
December 12-13, Monterey

US (CA): Exhibitor registration open for Organic Grower Summit

Exhibitor booth registration is now open for the Organic Grower Summit (OGS), slated for December 12-13, 2018, in Monterey, California. Organic supply chain partners and service providers are encouraged to sign up for a booth at the second annual OGS, which features two days of information, education, and.....

May 24, Denver

US (CO): Griffin to host cannabis growers’ workshop

Griffin will host an educational workshop for commercial marijuana and hemp growers on May 24 at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport in Denver, Colo. The half-day program will focus on many aspects of crop fertility and nutrition delivery strategies.“The primary consumables in crop production are containers,.....

Kenya: BASIS crop protection class still open for enrolment

BASIS is a benchmark professional course suitable for practising agronomists and is an industry standard that exposes learners to the global perspective in horticulture production, best practice in crop protection that concern safety of operators, consumers and the environment. It also keeps pace with.....

27-29 April, 2018 - Thessaloniki, Greece:

Increased Balkan presence at this year's Freskon

One of the largest fruit and vegetable shows held in the Balkans and SE Mediterranean, Freskon 2018 is set to start in less than two weeks, from 26-28 April in Thessaloniki.According to Roula Katsamaka, from TIF HELEXPO, "Freskon is a purely professional exhibition that, in just three years, has managed to.....

Photo report Empack and Packing Innovations

The Empack and Packaging Innovations packaging shows caused a stir in the packaging industry. Exhibitors and visitors - an interesting fusion of packaging techniques and designs was created.The Dutch packaging industry came together in the Netherlands in Utrecht recently. About 9,000 people turned up. A.....

Jordan delegation visits Dutch greenhouse horticulture

On March 20th, a Jordanian trade mission of agricultural entrepreneurs and trade organisation visited the facilities of WUR, Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk.During their visit the delegation got a short introduction to the Dutch horticulture, the research approach of the business unit and.....

April 30, Neerabup

Australia: Trandos Hydroponic Growers hosts workshop

PCA is committed to connecting greenhouse growers to valuable and relevant information, including farm visits. Their next workshop takes place at Trandos Hydroponic Growers (THG), in Neerabup, Perth, Western Australia.Monday 30th April 201812 – 4 pmTHG is a hi-tech commercial propagation nursery shipping.....

April 18, Dublin

Ireland: Teagasc organizes greenhouse berry seminar

To celebrate the start of the 2018 berry season, Teagasc is holding a berry seminar combined with a tour of their new glasshouse facilities and strawberry research unit.Speakers include Dr's Eamonn Kehoe (Teagasc) and Michael Gaffney (Teagasc), Leo Finn (Teagasc), Johaan Aeltermann (Idris Consulting,.....

US (PA): Growers get up to speed with hydroponics

Three hundred miles may seem like a long way to go for lettuce, but Tuesday’s trip to Butter Valley Harvest Farm was well worth the extra gas for Henry Wilde.The Pittsburgh farmer is relatively new to hydroponics, and Butter Valley was offering some veteran tips during a teaching session organized by the.....

It's Friday: Time to tap... a tomato!

It might not be the first thing you think of when it's Friday and we inform you about a tap - but it's really a tomato tap we're showing you here! The dispenser was shown last weekend during the Get in the Greenhouse event. "We get a lot of good reactions," says Jens Luiten of Kordaat Product Design from.....

International breeders learn latest watermelon grafting techniques

More than 30 professionals from fourteen nurseries from Australia, India, Mexico and Brazil took part in the two-day workshop organized by Bayer to demonstrate cutting-edge watermelon grafting techniques. Bayer’s experimental station in El Ejido (Almeria), in southern Spain, was the best location for this.....

June 25-27, Mantra Bell City

Australia: Hydroponic Farmers Federation holds 11th conference

The Hydroponic Farmers Federation Executive Committee holds its forthcoming Hydroponic Farmers Federation Conference 2018 and technical exhibition at Mantra Bell City from the 25th to the 27th of June 2018.Not only is it the 11th Biennial Conference, the HFF have also initiated some changes to the format of.....

March 23-24, Durham

US (NH): UNH hosts greenhouse open house

The University of New Hampshire organizes a Greenhouse Open House at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24, 2018. The greenhouses will be open from 9 am until 4 pm both days. The event is free and open to the public.A facility of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station,.....
March 20, Selby

UK: Outdoor and Protected Leafy Salad Technical Day

Due to the weather conditions last week, the Outdoor Leafy Salads Technical Day was cancelled. AHDB have decided to merge this event with the pre-planned Protected Leafy Salads Technical Day, to allow growers unable to attend last week's event to catch up on the latest industry research. The Outdoor and.....

Good start for HortEx Vietnam

The Vietnamese horticultural industry is on the rise these days: the climate circumstances are favorable and investments in greenhouses & techniques are expected to grow further over the next couple of years. This caused over 100 exhibitors to participate in the new exhibition HortEx Vietnam, that.....

"Wheat grows twice as fast under LEDs"

A team of scientists has cut the growing time of wheat by 50 per cent by using LED lighting. It’s the latest breakthrough in the LED revolution sweeping the horticultural industry. Researchers from Australia and the UK grew wheat from seed to maturity in just eight weeks instead of the standard 16 week.....

April 26, Melle

CIOPORA & ILVO Plant invite to public conference on biotechnology

On occasion of the CIOPORA Annual General Meeting in Ghent, on April 26 CIOPORA and ILVO Plant will hold a Public Conference on Technical and Legal Aspects of Biotechnology in Ornamentals and Fruits at the ILVO Plant's Headquarters in Melle, Belgium.The event program features an impressive lineup of speakers.....

Finland is the partner country of the Green Week 2019

In 2019 Finland will be the partner country of the International Green Week Berlin (IGW), marking the first time that a Scandinavian country will hold this title. A corresponding agreement was signed by Dr. Juha Marttila, president of the Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), and.....

Queen Maxima opens the World Horti Center

Queen Maxima opened the World Horti Center in Naaldijk. Also present were the minister for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Carola Schouten, BNN presenter Jan Versteegh, the usual suspects from the horticultural sector, a number of invitees, participating companies, representatives of MBO Westland,.....

Iran Green Trade Fair 2018 tripled in size

The 3rd edition of the Iran Green Trade fair (IGTF) will be opening its doors next month on Thursday April 19. The 3-day international trade exhibition for the Iran horticulture and floriculture industry has become three times bigger in size compared to last year. The strong growth is a result of high demand.....

Mario Taal, HSI:

"Vietnam will professionalize horticulture in the near future"

From 14 to 16 March Hortus Supplies International will host stand D.03 at the HortEx Vietnam 2018. We spoke with Mario Taal, who will represent the Dutch horticultural supplier at the exhibition.What made HSI decide to be present at the HortEx Vietnam?"At HSI we are always searching for new opportunities and.....

Australia: PCA hosts inaugural two-day greenhouse tour

Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) is the peak industry body representing the greenhouse, substrate and hydroponic sector in Australia. It’s got a brand new Chairwoman – Nicky Mann who is a greenhouse rose and berry grower as well as a Nuffield Farming Scholar - plus there is a brand new Board of Directors.....

Photo report: Syngenta We Love Tomato Event

PHOTO REPORT Walking by the shelf of a supermarket these days it might be hard to believe, but there was a time a snack tomato wasn’t a product at all. These days the industry has matured. Competition is growing and new challenges are born to growers: How to keep or expand your market in a more crowded industry? What.....

March 20, Wolfeboro

US (NH): Greenhouse growing workshop offered

Jerry Knirk of Freedom will present a free program on "Greenhouse Growing for the Home Gardener" at the Wolfeboro Public Library on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the library's meeting room. He will discuss the basics of greenhouse design and demonstrate the relatively simple construction of his current.....

US (NC): Cucumbers a small but solid market in Wilson

Cucumber growers aren’t close to planting as many acres as other crops in Wilson County, but 65 farmers still turned out for a regional cucumber and pickle meeting hosted by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension office in Wilson County.According to Tommy Batts, agriculture extension agent for commercial.....

Almería, Spain

Growers and traders discuss snack tomato challenges

Simply focussing on the production of snack tomatoes will not be enough effort to keep a prominent position in the tomato industry. This became clear yesterday during the Syngenta Tomato Event, organized in Almeria.The day concluded with a gala dinner. These 5 growers are all members of different Dutch.....

"Quality is key for Australia’s horticultural exports"

Meeting the expectations of consumers who are increasingly discerning about the quality of the fresh produce they purchase is key to the ongoing competitiveness of Australia’s horticulture industry.That was the message for delegates at ABARES Outlook 2018 conference in Canberra.ABARES’ Senior Economist Dr.....

US (CA): Urban farming workshops start soon in Sacramento and San Diego

Are you an urban farmer in the Sacramento or San Diego region? Are you a gardener thinking of selling some of your produce to neighbors, restaurants or at a farmers' market? Are you part of a non-profit organization growing and distributing food in your community? If so, you are invited to join other urban.....

webinar, March 22

Australia: Biosecurity lessons in planning and response

Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) and Tomato Potato Psyllid (TPP) are two major biosecurity threats to the Australian vegetable industry.Hear from a leading researcher, industry development officer and grower about what you should do to protect your farm through good hygiene and biosecurity.....

March 16, Gainesville

US (FL): Seminar on farm safety at University of Florida

A leading researcher in farmworker safety will keynote a seminar hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of Florida. The seminar will be held on March 16.Linda McCauley, dean and professor at the Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing,.....

Uniting the global snack tomato industry in Almeria

Around 200 key players from the global snack tomato industry gathered this morning in Almeria, Spain, to join the We Love Tomato Event hosted by Syngenta. The two day program contains a congress today and a field trip tomorrow, including visits to produce companies in the heart of the Spanish greenhouse.....

May 2-4, Las Vegas

US (NV): Tour a 215,000 ft2 plant factory at Indoor Ag-Con

Indoor agriculture, the practice of growing crops using hydroponic, aquaponic and aeroponic techniques, is one of the fastest growing areas of agriculture. Investors and large companies are joining the industry in record numbers as they recognize consumer demand for fresh, local produce anytime, anywhere......

Thousands gather to celebrate tomatoes in Almería

On Saturday 3rd March, Almeria’s Tomato Day celebrated its fourth edition. Thousands of people gathered in the Plaza Vieja of Almería to enjoy an event which continues growing and becoming more relevant each year.This event, which was organised by La Voz de Almería and Cadena SER with the institutional.....

October 10-12, Breda

IPPS 6-Packer award puts European horticulture in the spotlight

The IPPS 6-Packer award gives six ‘new to the industry’ horticulturalists the chance to attend the IPPS European Region Annual Conference free of charge. This year’s conference, named ‘Built to Adapt’ will be held in Breda, Netherlands on 10-12th October 2018.The two-and-a-half-day programme includes.....

IoF2020 looks back on first decade

This week, the IoF2020 project celebrates its first anniversary in Almería, Spain. They are getting ready to reap the first fruits towards the large-scale implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the European farming and food sector.Much of previous efforts culminate in the event gathering more than.....

"HortiContact sees quality and international appeal grow"

The 15th edition of HortiContact on 20-22 February was attended by a total of 14,468 professionals. Both the organisers and the exhibitors were pleased with the quality of the visitors and the greater interest among foreign visitors (up 1.6% compared with 2017). This satisfaction is also reflected in the.....

US: NSAC conference reflects on future of sustainable agriculture

Over 30 years ago, the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (SAC) – predecessor to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) – championed the development of the first-ever, farmer-driven research program as one of their first campaigns. SAC’s efforts bore fruit, and as a result, the Sustainable.....

Hoogendoorn continues webinar tradition in 2018

After last year’s webinars, which Hoogendoorn reported to be successful, the company will also offer different webinars in 2018. The first webinar of 2018, 'Smarter Growing', will be organised on March 28 in cooperation with LetsGrow.com. You can pre-register for this free webinar by the following link:.....

HortiContact unites Dutch horticultural industry

PHOTO REPORT With over than 500 exhibitors and an estimated visitor number of 14.000 the HortiContact closed last Thursday. The Trade Fair is the most important get together for the Dutch industry and has been showing international activity over the last years as well.Motorleaf'sAlastair Monk and Scott Dickson.....

Two winners of Ontario fruit and vegetable Industry Award of Merit announced

Apple and lavender grower Harold Schooley and crop protection specialist Craig Hunter are the winners of the 2018 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA) Industry Award of Merit. It’s the first time in the organization’s history that two winners were selected in the same year. The awards.....