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NFU President Meurig Raymond:

"Food and farming can power Britain post-Brexit"

Now is the opportunity to change and reshape agriculture policy and future-proof British food production, according to NFU President Meurig Raymond.Leading the opening address at the NFU Conference in Birmingham, Mr Raymond tells 1,500 delegates and attendees, including Defra Secretary of State Michael Gove,.....

Jordanian fruit and vegetable exporters visit Fruit Logistica

Between 5 and 10 February a group of 8 farmers & exporters from Jordan participating in one of CBI's export coaching projects visited Berlin. While in Berlin they visited fresh produce trade show Fruit Logistica, where they got the opportunity to introduce themselves and Jordan to the EU market and meet.....

PMA A-NZ brings together New Zealand’s industry for two special events

Over two days, the Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand (PMA A-NZ) is hosting two events for the fresh produce and floral industry in Auckland, New Zealand.The first event is the PMA A-NZ Fresh Forum & Networking Drinks to take place at La Cigale, The French Market on 28 February. This.....

March 27 & 28, Atlanta

US (GA): Priva joins growing list of sponsors of “AgLanta”

Cities everywhere are turning to smart technology to solve their most pressing issues of transport, education and housing. What will the impact of these technologies be on social cohesion and the environment? One emerging technology for cities is Smart Agriculture, which includes vertical farming, smart.....

May 14-15, Utrecht

Registration open for Horticulture Lighting Conference

A revolution is happening in horticulture. It’s a seismic shift that will change fundamentally how we grow plants – and it’s all down to lighting. Thanks to the unique properties of LED lighting and major advances in our understanding of plants, we now have exciting possibilities to tune the light to boost.....

IPM Dubai and WOP Dubai attract thousands of visitors

Messe Essen and planetfair Dubai are rating IPM Dubai and WOP Dubai in the Dubai World Trade Centre from December 5 to 7, 2017 as successful. The trade fairs for horticultural products and fresh goods in the Middle East served over 300 exhibitors as a trading platform and as a way of presenting their.....

September 25-26, Johannesburg

Commercial indoor farming in Africa and its cities

Following the success of the first International Urban Agri Summit in Johannesburg last year, the second edition of the Summit will be returning to Johannesburg on 25-26 September. The organizers will soon be rolling-out the 2018 agenda following their research and consultation with the various Departments.....

British students watch how Spanish tomatoes grow

Horticulture and Agriculture students from Writtle University College have learnt more about the commercial production and exportation of tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables during a study tour to Almeria in Spain, home to over 30,000 hectares of protected cropping.During the five-day long trip, the BSc.....

February 23, The Hague

Agribusiness opportunities in Tunisia

The Netherlands African Business Council (NABC) and the Tunisian Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (FIPA) will be joining forces to organize a workshop on Agribusiness Opportunities in Tunisia on Friday February 23rd, taking place in The Hague.The organizers look forward to accommodate the Tunisian.....

US (NY): Year-round vegetables farm tours, workshop

Two farm tours and a workshop in March will showcase season extension vegetable production, including the results of research funded by the farmer-driven with funding support from the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence.....

Total recap: Fruit Logistica 2018

PHOTO REPORT Last week, Berlin was the centre of the international fresh produce sector for three days. Armed with a camera, pen and notepad, the editors of HortiDaily and our colleagues from our fresh trade publication FreshPlaza combed the halls. All halls were visited systematically, all exhibitors had their photo.....

March 19-22, Berkel en Rodenrijs

NL: Koppert hosts international entomology training course

From 19 to 22 March Koppert Biological Systems will be hosting an international training course Entomology in the Netherlands. To implement and understand IPM in different countries and different crops you need a lot of skills and knowledge. In this international training course they teach you about the most.....

South African delegation visits HortiContact

As part of an incoming trade mission on the 17th-24th of February, NABC will welcome and support an incoming mission from South Africa, organized by SANEC South Africa. This mission is an initiative of the Tshwane Municipality, Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA). On Wednesday the 21st of February.....

Photo report: Horticulture omnipresent at Fruit Logistica 2018

The Fruit Logistica in Berlin has three usual ingredients: a temperature below zero, chaos around the busses after the end of the day and a quiet Friday. This was also the case this year for the three-day trade fair, which transforms the German capital into the Fruit and Vegetable capital of the world......

US: California Giant sponsors 5th Annual Tour de Fresh

California Giant Berry Farms has announced it will again be a premier sponsor for the Tour De Fresh to be held in July this year and is helping to create some new elements to benefit both riders and sponsors.The team at California Giant is already preparing for new and exciting challenges for the riders and.....
webinar, January 22

How do I need to comply with FSMA?

Join the CCOF Foundation and Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) for a webinar that will clarify the basic Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements for organic produce growers. FSMA compliance dates for some farms start in January 2018, so it is important for organic produce growers to.....

webinar, January 25

Realize a more active plant climate by use of climate screens

After the previous three webinars of the Hoogendoorn and Partners Webinar Series on ‘Next Generation Growing’, the next free webinar ‘Energy balance’ will be organized with Svensson on Thursday, January 25, 2018.This 60-minute webinar is the 4th and last webinar of the Hoogendoorn and Partners Webinar Series.....
February 28, Novi

US (MI): Marketing Boot Camp for greenhouse operations

January: It’s the beginning of a new year and for most, the start of another spring growing season. During this time, most growers are preparing for the arrival of unrooted cuttings, plugs or liners, filling containers, cleaning and performing other tasks on that never ending to-do list. Those who are.....

February 12-15, Country Club Tasmania

Australia: BerryQuest International to showcase "berry industry’s best"

Growers will converge on Australia’s largest all-berry event BerryQuest International 2018 to hear from berry experts and producers who are putting new technology into practice at Country Club Tasmania from 12-15 February.The conference features a speaker program including Growcom’s Chief Advocate Rachel.....

February 7-14, Wageningen

NL: Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms

Do you want to improve the use of LED lighting in greenhouse production or vertical farming? Would you like to know how to reduce energy use and carbon foot print, how to improve production, or how to improve quality? Do you want to understand the different characteristics of light and how they affect.....

Tweaking quantum dots powers-up double-pane solar windows

Using two types of “designer” quantum dots, researchers are creating double-pane solar windows that generate electricity with greater efficiency and create shading and insulation for good measure. It’s all made possible by a new window architecture which utilizes two different layers of low-cost quantum dots.....

CropKing growers workshop travels to Texas

The popular CropKing Growers Workshop is headed to Austin, Texas! On February 1st & 2nd, 2018, the CropKing team will provide education and hands-on training for anyone looking to further their knowledge of hydroponic greenhouse production and management. This is the same workshop that is held in.....

February 22nd & 23rd in Eureka, CA

Introduction to Hydroponic Crop Production Seminar Series

In this interactive 2-day course, you’ll learn the basics of running a hydroponic farm and business from industry leaders. With this knowledge, you’ll be better equipped to grow and sell produce to your local community. Best of all, you’ll get hands-on experience in a greenhouse.COST: $995 for two people......

4th Conference on China-Africa Agricultural Cooperation opens in Haikou

The 4th Conference on China-Africa Agricultural Cooperation kicked off in Haikou, Hainan Province on 11 December, 2017. Member of CPC Leading Group of MOA Mr. Bi Meijia and Vice Governor of Hainan Provincial People’s Government Mr. He Xiqing attended and addressed the opening ceremony. Mr. Bi fully.....

In 2017 we visited 33 trade shows and shot 5,624 pictures!

PHOTO REPORT Despite the fact that we will not publish any newsletters till January 2, we won't give you an excuse to bore yourself to death. Here is an overview with all of the pictures that we took in 2017; together with our Dutch and international veggie colleagues of Groentennieuws.nl and FloralDaily and our Dutch.....