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September 7, Hong Kong

Vertical farming on display at Asia Fruit Logistica

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 world’s agricultural supply chain meeting up in Hong Kong, what better place could there be for the AVF’s first-ever Vertical Farming.....

March 13-15, Ho Chi Minh City

Second HortEx: a gateway to Vietnam's billion-dollar market

HortEx Vietnam 2019 – The 2nd International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam will return from 13th to 15th March, 2019 after its debut in 2018. The event had a kickoff meeting on 18th July, 2018 at the Queen Sirikit National.....

January 15-16, Singapore

Indoor Ag-Con Asia returns to Singapore for 4th edition

The Indoor Ag-Con Asia will be returning to Singapore in January for its 4th edition. Indoor Ag-Con will introduce new features to the event, including unconferencing sessions where you can hive-mind with fellow indoor agriculture enthusiasts and mini workshops with Singaporean firm Upgrown Farming to add to.....

New Zealand: Tomato grower increases winter production with LED

Mid last year Gourmet Mokai decided to install LEDs on a large trial basis to increase their winter production of Campari. Gourmet Mokai is the first company in NZ, to install LED supplementary lighting for a commercially grown crop of tomatoes. The selected site was a 4000m2 glasshouse situated at Mokai,.....

October 1-2, Cologne

Harvest failures due to drought: innovations in food production in sight

Food security is becoming an important issue even in Europe, where this year's summer drought has led to significant crop failures. How can future food security be guaranteed in times of climate change? Are digitisation, robotization, biostimulants and new possibilities of food production in cities, seas and.....

China International Fruit & Vegetable Fair takes place in November

Xinfadi + 81 Major Fruit & Vegetables Suppliers at China FVF

This November, Xinfadi Wholesale Market is going to be a host again at the China International Fruit & Vegetable Fair in Beijing. Exhibition Hall No. 9 would be dedicated to the theme of “The World’s Xinfadi, China’s Fruit Basket” where Xinfadi will showcase the freshest fruits and vegetables from 81.....

Horti Asia 2018

Highly populated Asian region offers opportunities to horticulture

Southeast Asia is considered to be one of the growing food baskets of the world in the coming decade. Economic diversification and steady urban migration is driving transformational change within the country’s agricultural and horticultural sectors as they redefine their place within the economy and society as.....

Growing prosperity for the Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Canada’s premier horticultural event, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference, will bring together growers, researchers and industry partners to teach, learn, and network. Exhibitors from around the world will be on the trade show floor promoting their newest products and technology.The comprehensive speakers.....

Bayer showcases Root2Success for healthy soils and roots

At the 30th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2018), which takes place from August 12 to 16 in Istanbul, Turkey, Bayer introduces its latest innovations and novel approaches for sustainable horticulture production.The mission statement of IHC2018 is “Bridging the World through Horticulture.” The event.....
November 7, Boxborough

US (MA): NGCE sessions on starting hydroponic leafy greens production

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo will feature educational sessions on starting hydroponic leafy greens and herb production on November 7, 2018.Production Systems for Leafy Greens and Herbs, Neil S. Mattson, Cornell University Nutrient Solution and pH Management for Hydroponic Crops, Ryan Dickson,.....

January 18-27, Berlin

Messe Berlin sets the scene for Green Week 2019

Messe Berlin is setting the scene for the International Green Week Berlin (IGW) 2019. From 18 to 27 January 2019 the consumer show for agriculture, the food industry and horticulture will be inviting trade experts and the general public to the Berlin Exhibition Grounds for the eighty-fourth time. This is the.....

October 12-15, Tucson

US (AZ): Hydroponic intensive workshops at CEAC

The Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona is currently preparing for the Hydronic Intensive Workshop event on October 12-15, 2018.Practical infoDates: October 12-15, 2018Ticket cost: 1,195.00 USDCEAC’S unique facilities support a quality learning experience, where knowledge.....

September 5-7, Hong Kong

Snack vegetables: a key theme at Asia Fruit Logistica

Snack tomatoes in a variety of colours, the One-bite cucumber and Silky Pink tomatoes complete with packaging ideas – these are just some of the innovations Rijk Zwaan is presenting at Asia Fruit Logistica in Hong Kong from 5-7 September 2018.The Dutch vegetable breeding company is exhibiting at this event.....

Flemish Prime Minister interns at tomato greenhouse

A striking sight on Thursday 8 August in Zedelgem (Belgium): Geert Bourgeois, Flemish Prime Minister, among the tomatoes in the greenhouse. At the invitation of the Boerenbond (Farmers Union), Bourgeois spent a day in the company of tomato grower Henk Vandevelde. "This innovative horticultural company is a.....

webinar, July 11

Food & nutrition research for health in the developing world

BBSRC has announced a total of £6.9 million to support a number of interdisciplinary, collaborative research proposals to address the challenges spanning the agriculture-nutrition-health interfaces relating to food and nutrition research for health in the developing world.The purpose of this call is to.....

Gautier Tomato Discovery Days

France: Five tomato innovations to watch

The tomato sector met for the Tomato Discovery Days, organized Tuesday, 26th of June, at the Gautier headquarters in Eyragues.The afternoon began with a presentation and tasting session of the breeder's latest varietal innovations for the 2018/2019 campaign. Five varieties have particularly drawn.....

North America: Biopesticides Conference highlights importance of IPM

CropLife America President and CEO Jay Vroom spoke to the Biopesticides North America Conference addressing: “Crop Protection and Biotech: Driving Change to Improve Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” in Vancouver B.C. The two-day conference brings together key industry stakeholders from the agriculture and.....

October 1-2, Cologne

High-tech strategies for small farmers and organic farming

Mycorrhiza fungi increase yields in a targeted and environmentally friendly way, robots help farmers to control weeds ecologically. Smallholders optimise outputs with sensors in the soil and with modern biorefineries. Both smallholder and organic farming can benefit greatly from technological developments.....

75 years of growing tomatoes

Time to party at Zwinkels Tomaten in 's-Gravenzande, the Netherlands. The company celebrated its 75th anniversary last Saturday. Employees, family, friends and business relations were all present to celebrate this joyous event. "We all worked hard for this company and we still do," Tom Zwinkels says proudly......

July 30-August 24

US (FL): Greenhouse online training focuses on weed management

Manage all aspects of weed management in nurseries and greenhouses, including weed identification, developing herbicide programs, and the latest non-chemical methods of weed control that actually work. Weed Management is the fourth course of the Greenhouse Training Online program offered by the University of.....

July 26-28, Taipei

Vegetables in the spotlight at Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum

Taiwan's trade show featuring agriculture, aquaculture and livestock manufacturing technologies and total solutions, the Asia Agri-Tech Expo & Forum 2018 will take place at Taipei World Trade Center on July 26-28. The 2018 conference will feature Dr. Roland Schafleitner of the World Vegetable Center, Dr......

September 21-23, Hartford

US (CT): International aquaponics conference coming to Hartford

The annual three-day Putting Up Shoots aquaponics conference will feature top aquaponics experts from around the world; tours of commercial aquaponics operations; a vendor showroom with the latest aquaponics technology; live builds and hands-on demonstrations; and interactive discussions and social events.....

US (CA): Growers travel to Eureka to learn hydroponic business techniques

Recently, potential and current hydroponic growers converged on Eureka California to engage in the latest AmHydro “Introduction to Commercial Hydroponics” seminar. AmHydro holds several 2-day seminars each year in various locations across the US, featuring classroom lecture, and “hands-on” knowledge provided.....

Photo report: Horticulture at United Fresh 2018

On June 26 and 27, the United Fresh Show was held at McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition to the trade show, many educational sessions as well as networking events were organized. The trade show seemed to be a bit smaller than previous years. “It did allow for more personal conversations and quality time.....

September 25-27, Wervershoof

NL: Syngenta shows brassica, leafy and squash crop portfolios

Syngenta will hold its Fields of Innovation platform again this year from September 25th till September 27th in Wervershoof, Northern Holland.The company's experts will be welcoming visitors from all around the globe for 3 full days to present and comment on brassica, leafy and squash crop portfolios and.....

October 3-5, Almeria

Sharing fertigation best practices across Europe

The Final Conference of the European Thematic Network FERTINNOWA will be held in Almeria at the Aguadulce Congress Hall on 3-5 October 2018. Funded by the H2020 EU Programme, this network aims to create a collection of available knowledge on innovative technologies and practices in crop fertigation and to.....

Australia: Greenhouse technical management course

The "Greenhouse Technical Management Course - a Masterclass in Protected Cropping" is a 2018 technical training course in greenhouse and hydroponic production that is specifically designed to develop high level technical and management skills of:Growers in protected cropping (greenhouse, vertical farm,.....
July 30-August 3, Washington DC

US: An examination of the issues surrounding the future of water scarcity

When the American Society for Horticultural Science convenes its annual conference this summer, crucial issues take center stage. Within various sessions starting on July 31, managing the expectant problem of water shortage is focal.Among the featured categories up for presentation are how to more.....

June 22-23, Wageningen

Netherlands: Symposium Food for Future

This two day symposium is about food. Both days place research on food and food technology in future perspective. The first day focuses on food production, the second day on food consumption.During the symposium, trends and innovations throughout the food chain are presented. On Friday 22nd June,.....

July 15, 2018:

US (OH): Ready for the 5k Flower Run at Cultivate?

Attending the Cultivate'18 in Columbus (OH)? Then, you might consider signing up for the 5k Flower Run that will take place on Sunday morning, July 15 at the Scioto Audubon Park. The annual Flower Run, organized by Luxfora, GIE Media and AmericanHort, celebrates Luxflora’s mission to develop a visionary,.....

Photo report Hort Connections 2018

The second edition of Hort Connections took place in Brisbane's Convention Centre last week. The conference kicked off Monday evening with the opening and trade fair, with sessions running Tuesday and Wednesday alongside the trade fair. The event rounded off with the traditional Gala Dinner on Wednesday.....

September 25-29, Warmenhuizen

Bejo shares research and innovation results

The Bejo Open Days annual voyage of discovery for growers and partners from the chain takes place from 25th to 29th September 2018. Bejo looks forward to sharing its research and innovation results during these days. The various activities and attractions, including guided tours, symposiums and crop.....

Accelerating change in food production

Innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs in the European food sector met at Koppert Biological Systems’ headquarters in the Netherlands last week Thursday to inspire collaboration and innovation in this sector for improved food production, nutrition and health. Hosted by Koppert, the conference encouraged.....

Ariana Sudhario, HSI:

"Brazil is the right place for us"

On 20, 21 and the 22nd of June Hortus Supplies International host stand 33B at the Hortitec 2018 in Brazil. We spoke with Ariana Sudario who represents the Dutch horticultural supplier:So, Ariana. You are attending the Hortitec in Holambra. This is the first time Hortus Supplies International is present. Why.....

Hort Connections Gala Dinner celebrates Australian horticulture

Australia’s leading horticulture growers and industry members have been recognised at the Hort Connections 2018 Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner, with around 1,300 attendees from every sector of Australian horticulture celebrating the significant contributions of the industry and its members.Scott Samwell,.....

Photo impression of first day:

Brazil: 25th edition of Hortitec is on

Becoming acquainted with innovations in products, services, tools, machinery and equipment; learning more about new technologies and ways to grow flowers, fruits, vegetables and forestry; looking for solutions to save water or energy and improve the productivity and the quality of the production. These are.....

5th edition 'Dwars door de Kas' (Across the Greenhouse):

Racing through the greenhouse

After having skipped a year, this time again one could cycle through the greenhouses in the Westland. This year even on two days, so both on Saturday 9th and on Sunday 10th of June a bike parade, adorned with green flags, passed along all participating companies. Occasionally across narrow and difficult.....
webinar, June 28

Top 5 ag technologies improving productivity and driving growth

Frost & Sullivan, the growth partnership company, will host a live, complimentary Growth Innovation Leadership (GIL) briefing, "Top 5 Agriculture Technologies Improving Productivity and Driving Growth", on Thursday, 28th June at 11 am EDT. The webinar will offer Frost & Sullivan's expert insight from.....

June 25-27, Melbourne

Australia: Hydroponic Farmers Federation holds biennial conference

The Hydroponic Farmers Federation are holding their biennial conference next week in Melbourne, Australia. This promises to be a great event with over 250 delegates already registered for a packed speaker program and a trade show on site as well. The conference will also be including farm visits on the.....

Pure Flavor growing with new products, awards, and expansion

Greenhouse vegetable production is in full swing in every region of North America which is meeting surging consumer demand heading in to the heart of summer. Pure Flavor’s family of growers are producing more than ever before fueling the company’s momentum in the marketplace. This in turn is setting up.....