Events

Record number of attendees

Hort Connections 2019 gets under way

Monday evening saw the opening of the 2019 Hort Connections conference and trade show. AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ) have united to deliver the event which will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 24–26 June 2019. The topic of this year's event is Growing…

Photo report: Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit 2019

Only last year, the amount of venture capital pumped into the indoor agriculture industry was 1.5 billion dollars already - enough to double the total greenhouse capacity of the US. With this statement Nick Houshower with Equilibrium Capital summarized the state of indoor agriculture: there's money,…

Anouk Sijmonsma, Produce Marketing Association:

What is PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa all about?

PMA Fresh Connections is heading towards Southern Africa, but what makes it important to the industry? Regional vice president Anouk Sijmonsma shares her thoughts on the…

Second educational session at OPS 2019 announced

The second of two educational sessions related to the growth of organic production and retail sales from an international perspective has been announced for the upcoming Organic Produce Summit, this July in Monterey, CA. The two sessions will explore how international organic growers and distributors are…

Sustainable Horticulture Chain Management

Healthy and nutritious food is a major contributor to the general health and wellbeing of people. A majority of the future generations will, however, be living in urban environments, which poses challenges on the accessibility of quality products. Exchanging on how to find sustainable solutions and…

September 16-18, Washington, D.C.

AmericanHort officially announces 2019 Impact Washington Summit

AmericanHort announced the 2019 Impact Washington Summit, September 16-18 in Washington, D.C. to unite leaders across the green industry to hear from dynamic speakers about…

Expanded tomato line on display at upcoming organic show

For one organic grower, this year’s Organic Produce Summit is a chance to show visitors the full extent of what its company has to offer. A&A Organic Farms out of Watsonville, Ca. plans to feature its expanded line of products which include Persian cucumbers, ginger, broccoli, organic turmeric out of…

Six suspects arrested in Brandenburg

Huge amount of drugs hidden under lettuce

Investigators found a lot of green stuff in Brandenburg: Hidden between lettuce heads, a truck had loaded 250 kilograms of grass. Last Friday, special units again struck out against an international drug ring: The marijuana truck came from Spain and was on the way to a warehouse in Großwoltersdorf…

A look back at the GreenSys international symposium

Greenhouse production: a unique bridge between professionals and scientists

The GreenSys 2019 - International Symposium on Advanced Technologies and Management for Innovative Greenhouses was held from June 16th to 20th 2019 at the Convention center in Angers, France. GreenSys' first congress was organized in 2004 in Belgium and was held every other year from 2007 (Italy, Canada,…

July 10-11, Monterey

US (CA): Organic Trade Association to host buyers mission at Organic Produce Summit

Next month, the Organic Trade Association will host its first-ever buyers mission at the annual Organic Produce Summit on July 10-11 in Monterey, California. This event for the organic produce sector is the only show in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to bringing together organic fresh produce growers,…

PMA's Anouk Sijmonsma on Fresh Connections: South Africa

“Fresh Connections brings people together and enables them to connect"

The Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA’s) Fresh Connections: Southern Africa Conference and Trade Show is the only annual event in Southern Africa connecting the entire…

June 24, Cawood

UK: STC Sustainability Conference 2019: ‘Growing in the Green’

Interested in recent R&D on how we can grow crops into living green understories? If so, you may want to attend the STC Sustainability Conference, funded as part of STC’s ongoing work into clover ‘living mulches’. There is no charge for this event, but places are limited. To book yours please contact…

July 16, Columbus

Leafy Greens 101: How to Start and Optimize Your Hydroponic Production

Hydroponic leafy green production can present commercial growers with exciting opportunities. New crop varieties, greater control, improvements in quality, consistency and yield, and year-round production are just some of the many benefits. But it can be intimidating to get started in hydroponics. What…

US: ASTA announces new leadership team, national award winners

The American Seed Trade Association’s (ASTA) newly-elected officer team was announced during ASTA’s Policy & Leadership Development Conference (PLDC) in Denver, CO. Members of the FY2019-20 ASTA officer team—officially taking office on July 1 are: Chair: Wayne Gale, Stokes Seed First Vice Chair: John…

Future of indoor grown food discussed at Indoor AgTech

What role will indoor-grown food be playing in the future and how will the vertical farming industry develop? There’s a lot going on: Investors find their way into the industry, growing facilities are scaling up and collaborations are being formed these days. On the other hand, companies go out of…

Produce industry leadership program announces class of 2019-2020

The United Fresh Produce Association has announced the members of the 2019-2020 United Fresh Produce Industry Leadership Program Leadership Class 25. Sponsored by a grant from…

Dutch follow-up visit to Kyrgyzstan

The Netherlands Embassy in Kazakhstan, which is also accredited to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, announced its plans to organize two follow-up visits to Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in the fall of 2019 and spring of 2020, respectively. A follow-up visit of Dutch agricultural companies to Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)…

"CRISPR-Cas would never have become this big without John van der Oost"

Wageningen University & Research hosts the CRISPRcon conference on 20 and 21 June, where experts from all over the world talk about the future of gene editing: adapting genetic material. Professor John van der Oost receives international praise for his long-standing commitment to CRISPR-Cas. Read the…

AgSafeBC holds Progressive Ag Safety Day

Child safety on the farm

Children and youth living in agricultural environments are at risk of serious injury or death, especially when school breaks for the summer and more children are on or around agricultural worksites. AgSafe , British Columbia’s agricultural workplace health and safety association promotes the importance of child safety education…

Myanmar: Field day event organized in Hpa An Township

A second knowledge transfer field event was organized by East-West Seed as a part of the Vegetable Capacity Building (VegCAP) on June 12th and 13th 2019 at Kawt Lai Village in Hpa An Township, Kayin State. During these two days, practical demonstrations and workshops on improved vegetable production took…

Expo 2020 Dubai and Emirates Flight Catering create fresh and eco-friendly F&B vision

Fresh produce grown at the world’s largest vertical farm will be served to millions at Expo 2020 Dubai as part of a collaboration with Emirates Flight Catering (EKFC) to provide delicious and diverse culinary choices while showcasing the future of sustainable gastronomy. The tie-up will also introduce…

"Biological control, beyond the point of no return"

Future trends in biological control − as well as potential opportunities and obstacles, including constraints surrounding the development of novel bio-pesticides − proved a popular session at the recent IUPAC2019 Conference. The joint lunch meeting was hosted by Biobest together with the project leaders…

December 3-5, Kiev

Organisers of Fresh Business Expo 2019 see growing interest in Ukrainian market

In some 5 months' time, the 7th edition of Fresh Business Expo will open its doors at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kyiv. The exhibition will take place from 3-5 December 2019. Being the only trade event in Ukraine that focuses exclusively on the Fresh Produce Industry the organisers of…

The future of CEA and urban farming

Gearing up to the second Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit on June 19-20 in New York, the event organizers found out what the summit’s Research Partner Cornell University has been working on, with insights from Neil Mattson, CEA Director & Associate Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science,…

AmericanHort announces the 2019 HortScholars

For the past thirteen years, AmericanHort has identified and supported six college students with a passion and drive for the horticulture industry through the HortScholars…

Germany: Exhibition showcases plants in space

How can astronauts feed themselves in space? Where does their food come from, where does the oxygen that they need to breathe come from? Today, the foundations for these future technologies are already being developed. The exhibition “Plants in Space” provides insight into current space research in the…

Snacking tomatoes for the consumers of the future

Fifteen children had a tomato party this week. Syngenta Seeds was the organiser. It was all about snacking tomatoes. And there was plenty of snacking. It's great to be able to eat as many tomatoes as you want. The children had a lot of fun. View the photo report here Before they were set free in the…

US (GA): Summer open houses highlight sustainable agriculture research at UGA

The University of Georgia is a hub for research that will shape farms tomorrow, and northeast Georgians will get a sneak peek at the future of farming at two farm tour open houses this month. At the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Durham Horticulture Farm and J. Phil Campbell Sr.…

Seven Tinkerbell colors & hottest Dutch chilli draw attention at Eminent Seeds Open Day

Eminent Seeds recently organized an open day. It was held from 11 to 13 June in the World Horti Centre in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. Here visitors were told about the company's exclusive products. These are tomato, bell pepper and chilli varieties that distinguish themselves in size, shape, color, and…

2020 edition coming up

Dozens of LED suppliers turn off their lights: GreenTech 2019 comes to an end

When the clock struck 5 PM yesterday, the RAI in Amsterdam quickly changed into a construction side, signaling the end of this year's GreenTech Amsterdam. We're currently processing almost 500 photos and putting all names in the right places, and will provide you with a full photo report on Monday - but…

Mexico-US relations high on agenda at September's AMHPAC convention

AMHPAC is a Mexico-based organization for the horticultural and produce industries. Each year, the organization hosts a convention to analyze and discuss important issues for the industry, including the risks and opportunities for the sector. This years' AMHPAC Annual Convention is going to take place on…

A successful ending to the Asia Fresh Expo

Today was the last day of Asia Fresh Expo, and attendance was smaller than for the two days before. In the afternoon most of the companies had cleared their booths. All the fruits had been sold and companies left to go back to their own cities in China. During this exhibition, there was a very clear…

Costa Protected Cropping Australia Conference

PCA Conference: Program and speakers announced

The Costa Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) conference and trade exhibition, to be held at the Star Casino on the Gold Coast, from July 7 - 10, 2019, offers a huge line-up of…

Australia: Almost halfway for 2019 Hort Masterclass participants

The 2019 Hort Masterclass is fast approaching the halfway mark. Described as a mini-MBA, the course is an intensive 10-month professional development program for those looking to accelerate their careers within horticulture. The course is delivered by the University of Tasmania, with input from…

Photo report of trade show

Increased engagement at renewed United Fresh Show

On June 11 and 12, the United Fresh Show was held at McCormick Place in Chicago. The theme of this year’s show was ‘Change is Here’ and the organizing committee had made many changes compared to previous years, resulting in a higher level of engagement and intimacy. A Partner X-Change that paired up…

Digitization in the greenhouse ensures well-founded cultivation decisions

Grodan’s biennial plant growers’ day took place last week. Every time they manage to organize a special activity at this event. This time it was all about horsepower. Lots of horsepower. Racing took place with Land Rovers, quads and bugxter buggies. But before that happened, the group was taken to the…

GreenTech heading down the home stretch

Day three of the GreenTech is in full swing. Until 5 pm, everyone can still attend a lecture (click here for the programme), visit a pavilion, drop by the stands for a chat, or take a look at an interesting product. Wouter Kuiper with KUBO, Mads Pedersen with Aurora Nordic and Jan Vellekoop with Peter…

Innovation Awards winners announced at United Fresh 2019

Seven Produce Innovation Awards winners were recognized at United Fresh 2019. This year’s honorees were voted on by show attendees from a total of 48 contestants across seven categories: Best New Food Safety Solution; Best New Fruit Product; Best New Packaging; Best New Packing/Processing Equipment; Best…

Global blueberry industry to gather in BC this month

The global blueberry industry is set to meet from June 24-26, 2019 in Richmond, B.C., bringing together leading experts to discuss opportunities and challenges for the industry worldwide. The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit agenda will host a number of speakers. A full-day tour that…

Dutch Greenhouse Delta takes next step to realize Chinese High-Tech Agriculture Park

The shareholders agreement was signed this week between Jiashan Sino-Dutch Industrial Park Investment Company and Dutch Greenhouse Delta. This marks the start of the joint venture for the development of a high-tech Agriculture Park in China. The park will be the Chinese landing site for Dutch top…

Ghana: Vegetable growers given pest management training

As part of efforts to improve the cultivation of vegetables for both domestic and international markets, some selected vegetable farmers in the Central, Greater Accra and Volta Regions in Ghana have received training in integrated pest management (IPM) to enable them to cultivate quality and healthy…

GreenTech continues with busy second day

With the second day of GreenTech being in full swing, it's not hard to be in a good mood in Amsterdam. It's raining cats and dogs outside, but inside climate and water are discussed on a completely different level. The exhibition had a good start yesterday and exhibitors value the quality talks they've…

September 19-21, Qingdao

New time and location for Horti China 2019

Horti China will take place in the Qingdao World Expo City Hall N4 and Hall N5 on September 19th to 21st, 2019. The conference is expected to cover an area of 20,000 square meters. The exposition areas include seeds, plantation, greenhouse technology and resources, and other specialist industries. The…

June 20, New York

Market trends and breeding innovation charting the path for indoor farming

The second annual Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit to be held in New York City, June 19-20 2019, provides an opportunity for over 300 thought leaders to come together and advance the sustainability, profitability and health-focus of the indoor trend that’s changing the dynamics of fresh food production.…

International Postharvest Symposium:

Postharvest 2020 is scheduled to be held in Rotorua

Postharvest 2020, the 9th ISHS International Postharvest Symposium, is scheduled to be held in Rotorua, New Zealand, in November 2020. Promising to be an exciting and…

Innovation Awards for Grodan, Koppert Biological Systems and Ridder

GreenTech 2019 gets underway

And it's off! This morning in Amsterdam, GreenTech started. Technical novelties, new projects and meeting up with acquaintances - for the high-tech horticultural world Amsterdam is the place to be this week. It's the first time that the GreenTech exhibition is taking place within 12 months after the final edition, as the show…

Aussie fruit and vegetable growers to showcase produce to international buyers

Importers, wholesalers and retailers from six export markets within Asia will touch down on Australian soil next week for the annual AUSVEG Reverse Trade Mission, commissioned by Hort Innovation and supported by the Victorian Government. The 2019 Reverse Trade Mission is part of a strategic levy…

UK: Shortlist announced for The Biopesticide Awards 2019

Bionema Limited in conjunction with Swansea University are hosting the inaugural Biopesticide Summit on 2-3 July 2019 to address the pressing need to develop alternatives to…

June 13, Wageningen

Conference promotes cooperation between Japanese and European agri-food

In order to advance research in the world's leading agricultural and food industries, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO) has a collaborative agreement with Wageningen University & Research (WUR). A conference will be held in the Netherlands to promote collaboration between…

HM·CLAUSE IBÉRICA technical conference

Identification, awareness and prevention of ToBRFV

Due to the appearance and rapid spread of the Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV), HM·CLAUSE IBÉRICA organized a technical conference in Almería last Thursday, May 30, attended by more than 250 technicians from the main greenhouse tomato producing areas in Spain (Almería, Granada and Murcia).…

Good start for Asia Fresh Expo in Shanghai

Recently, the Asia Fresh Expo started with a well attended opening ceremony given by Wang Rongjiang, President of China Vegetable Marketing Association, David Zhong, President of VNU Exhibitions Asia and Zhang Qingfeng Executive Vice President of the China Fruit Marketing Association. They all mentioned…

Nijssen presents new model MyGrowthRoom at GreenTech Amsterdam

During the GreenTech horticulture trade show in Amsterdam, Nijssen presents a new model of MyGrowthRoom, the successful multifunctional mobile walk-in climate chamber for cultivation tests and indoor farming production. In the rapidly developing indoor farming market there is undiminished demand for a…

Over 3.300 visitors to French greenhouses

“Promoting know-how of French producers”

From May 22nd to 25th, the 4th edition of the Open Greenhouse Operation was held at the national level, coordinated by AOPn (Association of French Tomato and Cucumber Producers). For the occasion, 23 greenhouses opened their doors to schools and to the general public. “The first year, we had 800…

US (MI): 2019 Systems approach to managing spotted wing Drosophila in berries

MSU Extension and Michigan Food and Farming Systems invite growers, field managers, pest consultants and everyone involved in insect pest management in blueberries, raspberries and strawberries to attend their first 2019 Spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) IPM Workshop. The workshop will be offered on…

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses: Nutrient Management 1

Train yourself, or your staff, to make better crop management decisions by learning the basics of plant nutrition management. Nutrient Management 1 is the second course of the 2019 Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is intermediate level…

Open Days Eminient Seeds June 11-13

A Tinkerbell rainbow, new peppers, and cherry tomatoes

On June 11, 12, 13, Eminent Seeds opens their demo greenhouse in the World Horti Center to present exclusive varieties of tomatoes, bell peppers, and peppers. Introduction 7 colors Tinkerbell The color range of the Tinkerbell has been successfully expanded with the purple Tinkerbell in the summer of…

FPAA names Jimmy Munguia Member of the Year at annual meeting

Members of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) held their annual meeting on May 29, 2019 in Nogales, Arizona. This year the FPAA is celebrating 75 years as an association and the annual meeting was an opportunity for members to discuss key events that will be held throughout the year to…

Will field-grown tomatoes survive?

The latest advances in research on diseases of the world’s most popular fruit vegetable were shared at the VI International Symposium on Tomato Diseases, a major conference that attracted more than 200 experts, scholars, researchers and students from 25 countries to Taichung, Taiwan to discuss ways to…

Ontario launches program recognizing Local Food Champions

Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, kicked off Ontario's Local Food Week by celebrating the new Local Food Champions program. The Minister was joined by Mississauga - Lakeshore MPP Rudy Cuzzetto and Lloyd Herridge from Herridge's Farm Fresh Market in Mississauga to recognize…

Bradt's Brains

Rick Bradt's Brain Tumour Walk 2019

Rick Bradt of A.M.A. Horticulture is a Brain Tumour Survivor . "I'm one of the lucky ones who now lives a normal life (I had brain surgeries for a Pituitary Macro Adenoma in 2000, 2002, 2004). So many brain tumour patients are permanently disabled from their tumours (there are over 100 different types of…

Growers, academics & industry leaders on 7th annual Indoor Ag-Con

Held May 22-24, 2019 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, the 7th annual Indoor Ag-Con line-up of keynotes, sessions, panel discussions and exhibits attracted growers, academics and other industry members from throughout the US, Canada and several other foreign countries. "As the first edition under our…

“Zero fruit wastage” implemented

India: Fruit show at Coonoor

During this year’s Fruit show at Sims Park in Coonoor, the Horticulture Department declared that no fruit on display will be wasted. Saturday was the first day of the 61st Fruit Show; visitors were elated at the horticulture department’s decision to implement a “zero fruit wastage” policy for the first time since the show’s…

Third edition of Infoagro Exhibition closed with praise to the sector's dedication since the 50's

The last day of the third edition of Infoagro Exhibition was an intense day in which the sector's good work, both in the past and in the present, was praised. For the third consecutive day, thousands of professional visitors filled the Palacio de Congresos of Aguadulce in order to continue learning about…

Bonnysa at PLMA with fresh gazpacho in Spainnovation

Bonnysa has presented its catalog of innovative products within the framework of the PLMA in Amsterdam. The company selected its range of gazpachos,"La Gazpachera", because of its recipe, freshness, and absence of additives or preservatives, as one of the products for the Spainnovation part of the event.…

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Greenhouse IPM In-depth Hands-on Workshop

Cornell University will host a workshop with the latest in pest management methods for commercial greenhouse producers on Wednesday 31 July. Topics will include best practices for beneficial insects, greenhouse sanitation to prevent pests, diseases and weeds and hydroponic green and herb production. 2019…

June 19-20, New York

US (NY): Meet the disruptors at the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit

Seven dynamic international agtech start-ups will be taking the spotlight at the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in New York, (June 19-20), seeking investment opportunities and corporate connections to scale up innovative solutions including machine learning algorithms, A.I., hydroponics technology and…

First open day in Sicily for ISI Sementi

The first open day of ISI Sementi in Sicily took place over the past few days. Numerous producers, traders and nursery gardeners attended. A moment during the open day As many already know, ISI Sementi is the creator of varieties that, over the years, have become true brands, such as the famous "Pixel"…

Hort Connections Breeding for sustainability

Sustainability is vital to everyone in the food chain, which is why Rijk Zwaan is responding with varieties that are higher yielding, resistant to pests and diseases, reduce waste and excite consumers with new and interesting ways to consume vegetables. Food trends have a major impact on the breeding…

Germany: Strabena growers learn about best practices

A group of 11 tomato growers from Germany, Austria & Switzerland gathered at the high-tech greenhouse from Gemüsebau Steiner GmbH in Kirchweidach Germany to join the Strabena Event. Jack Endhoven, Key Account Manager at De Ruiter, started with an introduction of how Strabena was commercialized in…

United Fresh 2019 FutureTEC Zone to feature 24 ag tech start-ups

United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo will feature 24 ag tech start-up companies in the innovative show floor destination area, the FutureTEC Zone, June 11-12 in Chicago. The FutureTEC Zone is dedicated to start-up technology companies in the early commercialization phase. Highlighting a range of new…

International fair of intensive production and the auxiliary industry

Spain: Excitement at third edition of Infoagro Exhibition

The third edition of the international fair of intensive production and the auxiliary industry, held in Almeria, was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, along with Gabriel Amat, mayor of Roquetas de Mar (municipality that hosts the event), Javier…

Adriano Desideri, SOLHO:

"Off-grid energy system opens up new possibilities for greenhouses"

Building a greenhouse and connecting it to gas and electricity in some regions is more challenging than in others. While in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe an extensive infrastructure is available, in the Middle East and North Africa that is often not the case. But there they do have a lot of…

Best New Food Safety Solution

Innovation Award finalists - Part 4

United Fresh announced 48 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in seven categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2019, June 10-12 in Chicago, where attendees will be able to vote for those…

May 28, Mumbai

"Dutch greenhouse technology and knowledge, the HortiTechIndia way forward"

The Dutch partners of HortiTechIndia and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, cordially invite you to meet some of the Dutch experts and discuss on business opportunities and “Dutch greenhouse technology and knowledge, the HortiTechIndia way forward” during one-on-one meetings and a networking…

March 3-5, Dubai

UAE: AgraME launches AgraTech to showcase tech innovations in Agribusiness

AgraME has recently introduced ‘AgraTech’ – A platform for the display of technological advancements to the regional market and to promote knowledge sharing between global and local industry leaders. With a variety of innovative products and services now available, including cloud solutions, farm…

Greece: Hydroponic workshops launched in Corfu

Hydro Fresh Produce announces the launch of Hydroponic Workshops in sunny Corfu, Greece. The workshops will take place at their hydroponic farm in central Corfu, Greece. The farm is located just 5 km from Corfu International Airport and 7km from the historic UNESCO city centre. Accommodation is available…

October 15-17, Troy

US (NY): Explore the Future of Lighting at the 2019 LRC Research Summit

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold its 2019 Research Summit from October 15-17 in Troy, New York. At the event, LRC Partners, Alliance Members, and LRC Members will come together to network, discuss, contribute, and learn from each other on timely topics…

United Fresh: Food Safety workshop to discuss outbreaks

Disease outbreaks and subsequent food recalls are not new to the produce industry. However over the last few years, it has witnessed more damaging outbreaks in terms of…

New strawberry selection suitable for northern Italy

On 17th May 2019, Crea, Crpv and Newplant organised an event at Martorano 5 in Cesena (FC). Many technicians and operators took part. Gianluca Baruzzi "250.6 was among the strawberry varieties presented. Now the POs will have to decide whether to turn it into a commercial variety or not. It was obtained…

IKEA shows new home growing solutions at Chelsea Flower Show

IKEA is collaborating with world-renowned designer Tom Dixon to explore how democratic design principles can be applied to urban farming. The first step of this project has been working with the Design Research Studio, the design and innovations studio at the heart of Tom Dixon for the exhibition at…

California Giant Berry Farms announces Chef Invitational finalists

California Giant Berry Farms is hosting their 2nd annual Chef Invitational culinary competition this summer, June 25th at Tehama Golf Club in Monterey, CA and have selected…

November 5-8

Netherlands: Short course “Growing Edible Mushrooms”

Delphy Mushrooms (“Dutch Mushroom School”) presents its new Short Course “Growing Edible Mushrooms”. During this course all aspects of growing with sterilized and pasteurized substrates will be dealt with. It's an opportunity to get informed about the latest developments, to expand your knowledge and to…

August 14, Sydney

Environmental change: Implications for fresh produce food safety

The sixth annual conference of the Fresh Produce Safety Centre Australia and New Zealand will be held at The Refectory, Level 4, Holme Building, Science Road, The University of Sydney on Wednesday 14 August 2019 from 8.30am – 6.00pm. Registrations open on Monday 17 June. Pre-conference question: What do…

Presence of China, Greece and Israel

Infoagro Exhibition becomes an international event

The Infoagro Exhibition is a fair devoted to intensive production and the auxiliary industry. It will be held for the third time from May 22 to 24, and for the first time since its creation, it has been declared an international fair by the Secretary of State for Trade and Tourism, as it will count with…

Preparations for HortEx Vietnam 2020 already in full swing

Just two months after having successfully concluded the second edition of HortEx Vietnam the organisers are already focusing on the 3rd edition which will take place from 26-28 February 2020 and which will once again take place at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City.…

Azerbaijan: Caspian Agro bigger than ever

Occupying three halls and an open area, the 25th Anniversary Azerbaijan International Food Industry Exhibition, WorldFood Azerbaijan, the 113th Azerbaijan International Agriculture Exhibition, Caspian Agro, the Caspian International Packaging, Tare, Label and Printing Exhibition, Ipack Caspian and the…

Tour de Fresh participants share why they support the cause

Tour de Fresh, presented by The California Giant Foundation, celebrates the sixth year of fresh produce companies uniting to ride more than 300 miles over four days to benefit the Salad Bars to Schools initiative. Since the start of Tour de Fresh in 2014, the organization said it has provided more than…

August 12-16, 2019

US (CA): National Garden Bureau members host Vegetable Summer Trials

What is a now a yearly tradition, vegetable breeding companies dealing in the Fresh Market and Home Garden segments are hosting the Summer Vegetable Trials via Open Houses and Field Days. This event is hosted by six participating breeders from August 12-16, 2019. Those breeders are listed below and on…

Agroponiente and Rijk Zwaan organize an event about tomatoes in Europe

The seed trading company Rijk Zwaan and Grupo Agroponiente have organized an event under the title 'How to face the current trends of tomatoes in Europe', which has brought together a number of tomato growing specialists. The main goal is to analyze the product's situation in the continent's main…

July 2-3, Swansea

UK: Biopesticide Summit to focus on innovative and alternative biocontrol solutions

Bionema Limited and Swansea University are to host the inaugural Biopesticide Summit and exhibition in Swansea University, United Kingdom in July 2019 to address the pressing need to develop alternatives to chemical crop protection. The Biopesticide Summit 2019 will focus on developing and introducing…

Retailers and industry leaders to speak at Fresh Connections: Mexico

Former astronaut José Hernández is the featured speaker at Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Connections: Mexico scheduled May 29-30 at the Hotel Hard Rock in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He will be joined by retailers from Walmart Mexico, H-E-B Mexico and Super del Norte who will share…

webinar, May 21

Shaping urban food environments for improved nutrition and food security

The next CITYFOOD webinar will take place on Tuesday May 21 from 14:00 to 15:30. The webinar will give network members the first look at a new resource prepared by the Global…

Working towards modern horticultural practices in India

In 2018 HollandDoor started a 3-year project in India in collaboration with the Center of Excellence (see Launch protected cultivation vegetable project ) . The main objective is to increase awareness, understanding and finally acceptance (as well as investment willingness) of greenhouse farmers and…

May 21, Ghent

"Biological control, beyond the point of no return"

Biological control (both in terms of biopesticides & beneficial insects) continues to show significant growth in European and global crop production. Increasing demands…

"A good mix of retailers"

Photo report of West Coast Produce Expo

This past Saturday, the West Coast Produce Expo was held at the JW Marriott Resort in Palm Desert, California. It was a two-day event that started off with a golf tournament, farm tour and opening reception on Friday, May 10. On the second day, educational sessions were held in the morning and the event…

May 15-17, Baku

Azerbaijan: Caspian Agro gets ready for largest ever edition

This year the Caspian Agro exhibition is the largest in its history. The exhibition brings together representatives of 240 companies from 26 countries from around the world. Within the framework of the exhibition, Georgia and the Netherlands will participate with their national stands. Along with the…

Best New Field Technology and Best New Indoor Growing Technology

Innovation Award finalists - Part 2

United Fresh announced 48 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in seven categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2019, June 10-12 in Chicago, where attendees will be able to vote for those…

New Zealand growers learn about biosecurity

Fresh tomato and indoor vegetable growers and industry people were invited to two workshops during March, in Clevedon and Lincoln, New Zealand, to discuss recent biocontrol research and new pest control ideas, with a particular focus on covered crops. At the well-attended workshops, growers were asked to…

CAN (ON): ToBRFV information session rescheduled

At a free information session for growers and agribusiness hosted by OMAFRA Specialists Cara McCreary and Amanda Tracey, growers can get the facts and ask questions about…

These are the GreenTech Innovation Awards nominees

The GreenTech has announced the nominees of their innovation award. Since the exhibition focuses on greenhouse technique, these provide a nice overview of horticultures finest. The GreenTech exhibitors submitted 50 innovations for the GreenTech Innovation Awards 2019. The winners will be announced during…

Competition entry deadline looming to win ‘Best Fresh Produce Marketing Promotion to Children’ award

Produce Business UK (PBUK) and The London Produce Show and Conference have announced that applications will remain open for a short while longer for any international fresh…

June 8-9, Denver

US (CO): Growing more food using less resources

Ceres Greenhouse Solutions, in conjunction with The Aquaponic Source, will be organizing an aquaponics course where participants can learn about a well-designed aquaponic system with the most energy-efficient greenhouse environment possible. The course is intended for families, the prepared, retirees,…

Qingdao, China - September 19th - 21st, 2019

Horti China exhibition, further strengthens cooperation with Dutch delegation

Horti China will take place in Qingdao World Expo City Hall N4 and Hall N5 on September 19th to 21st, 2019. The conference is expected to cover an area of 20,000 square…

Best New Fruit and Best New Vegetable products

Innovation Award finalists - Part 1

United Fresh this week announced 48 new products as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2019 Innovation Awards. This year’s finalists will compete in seven categories for the title of Best New Product at United Fresh 2019, June 10-12 in Chicago, where attendees will be able to vote for…

Exhibitor registration now open for Organic Grower Summit 2019

Exhibitor booth registration is now open for the Organic Grower Summit (OGS), slated for December 4-5, 2019, in Monterey, California. Organic supply chain partners and service…

Recap of first ever New England organic produce conference

More than 200 produce industry members from the greater New England area gathered last week for the first ever New England Organic Produce Conference at Gillette Stadium. The daylong event featured a series of educational sessions focused exclusively on organic fresh produce and culminated in a featured…

The first annual aquaponics hands-on learning workshop

US (NH): Integrating recirculating aquaculture with hydroponic systems

Cornell CEA is joining forces with UNH, hosting a short course on hydroponics and aquaponics in New Hampshire June 5-7. Participants may enroll for individual days or both. The hands-on work day is available only for the participants enrolled in both days (aquaculture and hydroponics). Lunches and…

May 8, Ridgetown

CAN (ON): University of Guelph hosts ToBRFV info session

Do you grow tomatoes or peppers? Have you heard talk of a potential virus risk from California, Mexico or other countries? Get the facts and ask questions about Tomato Brown…

PCA members on tour in Tasmania

"Tassie tour gets thumbs up"

More than 50 members of PCA, including members from New Zealand and all states of Australia, descended on northern Tasmania for a two-day tour of some of the state’s leading growers in February. Dinner at the award-winning winery, Josef Chromy Wines at Relbia near Launceston, was a big drawcard. by Jennifer Stackhouse Berries…

"Doubling production and lowering labor costs thanks to up & down system"

To double the agricultural production while maintaining the same surface: compared to traditional cultivation systems, the “Up & Down” tool allows to cultivate the double number of plants per square meter, giving an advantage to agricultural producers. Europrogress will present the system during this…

June 19, New Haven

US (CT): Greenhouse Biological Control Conference

UConn Extension is sponsoring a Greenhouse Biological Control Conference. This one-day educational program will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Jones Auditorium, The Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station, New Haven, CT. The speakers featured at this educational program include: Ron…

"Protein is king and demand is on the rise"

Ynsect will be sponsoring the event Unlock the Potential of Indoor Farming in Cities of the Future at this year’s Urban Future Global Conference. Ÿnsect (pronounced “Insect”) farms insects to make high-quality, premium natural ingredients for aquaculture and pet nutrition. As of now, Ÿnsect is composed…

November 12-14, Dubai

New dates announced for IPM Dubai and WOP Dubai

IPM Dubai and WOP Dubai will take place in a prominent location in the Dubai World Trade Centre from November 12 to 14, 2019. Both trade fairs will be positioned in attractive halls on the main axis of the site. The first local players in the sector have already promised to participate in the fairs…

Aeroponic technology steals the show at Beijing 2019 Horti Expo

The Beijing 2019 Horti Expo recently opened in Yanqing, Beijing, with a brilliant opening ceremony. The Vegetable Garden became one of the main attractions during the expo.…

Educational sessions

International organic produce supply and trends discussed at Organic Produce Summit

A pair of educational sessions related to the burgeoning growth of organic production and sales from a global perspective await attendees at the fourth annual Organic Produce Summit, this coming July in Monterey, CA. Sponsored by Robinson Fresh, the two sessions will explore how international organic…

Crop Innovation & Business presentations and abstracts available

From April 14-16, the Crop Innovation & Business event took place in Amsterdam. The organizers have posted the following presentations or abstracts, agreed for publication, available for download: Keynote lectures Plenary - Arjen van Tunen, Keygene.pdf Plenary - Beat Späth, EuropaBio.pdf Sessions…

Dutch horticulture experts welcome U.S. Ambassador

On May 1, U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra visited World Horti Center in the run up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Dutch Greenhouse Delta represents the horticulture sector and is the central liaison body for this international event whose main themes will be food, water, energy, health and…

LGV vegetables now available in Austrian wholesale and retail

Viennese vegetable season ceremoniously opened

Together with LGV-Frischgemüse and the Vienna Chamber of Agriculture, Mayor Ludwig and Environment Councilor Sima inaugurated the local vegetable season for the first time this year with a market stall in the Vienna City Hall: "The Viennese vegetable gardeners are of great importance to our city. We can…

May 10, Cranbourne

Australia: Learn from one of Priva’s top trainers

Growers are invited to attend a Priva Masterclass with visiting Priva trainer – Paul Jense. For the past fourteen years, Paul has worked at Priva as firstly a desk support engineer, before moving to the role of Technical Trainer and Horticultural Consultant. As part of his very busy trip to Australia,…

Chinese delegation visits Lentse & Slingerland Potgrond

"Opportunities in China are on the increase"

A group of 35 horticultural professionals from China visited the production location of Lentse & Slingerland Potgrond in Katwijk (province of North Brabant) on Wednesday the 24th of April. Dutch horticulture is held in high regard in China and, as part of the 2019 study tour of the Netherlands…

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses: Greenhouse 101

Train yourself, or your staff, to make better crop management decisions by learning the underlying horticultural science of plant growth. Greenhouses 101 is the introduction to the Greenhouse Training Online courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). It is designed for people with…

May 22-24, Las Vegas

Gotham Greens' CEO joins conference line-up for Indoor Ag-Con

Indoor Ag-Con expands its educational line-up with a new keynote session from Viraj Puri, CEO and Co-Founder of Gotham Greens. Puri joins other keynote presenters, Irving Fain, CEO / Co-Founder, Bowery, and Brad McNamara, CEO / Co-Founder, Freight Farms to headline the educational conference program for…

United Fresh announces foodservice award winners

Eight chefs and foodservice professionals representing an array of culinary styles and backgrounds will be honored this June in Chicago at the United Fresh 2019 Convention…

CAN (ON): Pepper weevil refresher workshop

OMAFRA Specialists Amanda Tracey and Cara McCreary are offering a free Pepper Weevil Refresher Workshop this spring, sponsored by the Fresh Vegetable Growers of Ontario and the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers. Workshops will be held in Ridgetown and Leamington on May 9, and in Vienna on May 13.…

focus on trade between Mexico and the US

Photo report: Greenhouse growers present on packed Viva Fresh show

From April 25-27, the Viva Fresh Expo took place at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, TX. The three-day event included a golf tournament at the hotel’s TPC golf club as well as educational sessions and a welcoming reception in the lush hotel garden on a beautiful spring…

"increase the marketable yield"

Russian and Belarusian tomato growers learn about rootstocks and new varieties

On the 17th and 18th of April, De Ruiter and one of the distributors in Russia OOO Agrofirma “Semagro” organized an event to bring Russian growers and traders together to share experiences of De Ruiter's assortment. More than 60% of Russian and Belarusian tomato growers participated in the event, proving…

Aaron Archibald, COO, CO2 GRO:

"Emirates government places great importance on food security and sustainability"

Toronto based CO2 GRO attendance at the GFIA Global Ag Tech Conference April 1-2 in Abu Dhabi was successful and productive. GFIA stated there were over 7000 delegates from…

photo report HortiFlora Expo Shanghai

Everyone wants a slice of the Chinese pie

With the high population and a growing economy, the Chinese market is like a heavy chocolate almond pie: just a little piece of it will satisfy you. At the HortiFlora Expo Shanghai that was held last weekend, 900 companies cut their first slice, or went for a second serving. With the HortiFlora Expo…


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