Events

Agri Week, Gardex, Tool Japan at Makuhari Messe, Tokyo:

Japan: Hybrid edition of agri- and horticultural shows welcomes 23,175 visitors

Last week, from October 14-16, three Japanese agri- and horticultural shows were held in a hybrid format; offline at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo and online on a digital platform. The shows were held concurrently and attracted 23,175 visitors. Even though the number of visitors is lower compared to last…

Organic Produce Network presents

Virtual event to feature retailer insights on organics

The Organic Produce Network has announced a virtual online event featuring Stew Leonard, Jr., President and CEO of Stew Leonard’s and Scott Schuette, vice president of produce and floral for Fresh Thyme Market, discussing how the organic fresh produce industry has fared at retail in 2020, sales and…

DENSO

webinar, November 12

Smart Horticulture in Japan

On 12 November, the Netherlands Embassy will organise a Netherlands-Japan horticulture webinar. With professional growers and industry-government-academia partners, the online webinar will discuss the development of technologically-advanced horticulture in Japan, including perspectives from the Netherlands. Experts are invited…

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention postponed until 2022

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC), held annually in Niagara Falls, has announced the cancellation of next year’s event. The convention will be postponed until…

Leafy Greens Party Election with philanthropic twist: Voting open today

WP Rawl, grower, processor and shipper of leafy greens, will host an online “election” for The Leafy Greens Party today Tuesday, October 20th. Maintaining their commitment to…

GreenTech Award winners announced

Today the winners are announced at the virtual opening of GreenTech Live & Online. The winners in 3 categories – out of a total of 26 entries – of the GreenTech Innovation Awards 2020 are: ISO Grade 8000 by ISO Group, Nexus High Performance Reverse Osmosis by Van der Ende Groep and CELINE by CE-Line BV.…

Ridder speaks during multiple webinars at GreenTech Live & Online

Running a horticulture company nowadays is a dynamic challenge often accompanied by high complexity. Every company strategy, cultivation, project or location is unique, just as the accompanying questions surrounding labor, knowledge, sustainability and the necessity for upscaling. As a grower, owner and…

Vellsam Materias Bioactivas will offer a training talk at Fruit Attraction LIVEConnect

Fruit Attraction will have a webinar on research in the plant's defense system and their rhizosphere

Vellsam Materias Bioactivas will participate in Fruit Attraction's first online edition with a webinar on research in the plant's defense system and their rhizosphere, which…

Hearts of Glass

US (GA): Award-winning documentary guides conversation about growing plants, community and inclusion

The University of Georgia Department of Horticulture, together with UGA's Institute on Human Development and Disability, Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program, Office of Sustainability, Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, and UGArden, is excited to stream the award-winning “Hearts of Glass”…

Feedback from the produce industry

How did participants experience PMA’s virtual Fresh Summit?

Last week, PMA organized a virtual Fresh Summit for the first time in seven decades. The event drew more than 360 exhibitors and attendees from 64 countries. The highest representation came from the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, Peru and Colombia. The event featured 31…

Mexico's Association of Protected Horticulture AC

AMHPAC held its XIII Ordinary General Assembly online

The thirteenth edition of AMHPAC'S Ordinary General Assembly was held online via the Zoom platform due to the prevailing situation caused by COVID-19 and to safeguard the attendees' health. The event was chaired by the National Board of Directors of the AMHPAC, which is made up of the following people: The…

Getting ready for GreenTech Live & Online

"Especially in these times it is important to keep connecting with each other"

In normal days you would probably either still be on the plane or have arrived in Amsterdam by now. The RAI would have been filled up with greenhouse models, climate control, fogging, screening or automation systems and possibly somebody would be flipping out for missing some sort of connector to get…

The earth in a greenhouse, labour scarcity and geothermal energy

GreenTech Live & Online on 20, 21 and 22 October inspires the global food and flower production industry with topics such as ‘What if we place the earth inside a greenhouse’,…

JPFA

Japan academia-industry body running online course on PFALs

The Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA), a nonprofit organization committed to advancing controlled-environment agriculture, is running its Introductory Training Course in English online. The online course, which started on Oct. 8 for a run through Nov. 2, is available for not only members but also…

PMA Fresh Summit educational session

How might the outcome of the US election affect trading policies?

One of the topics that was addressed at the PMA educational sessions is how politics affect the produce industry. The focus of the session was the upcoming presidential elections and how the outcome, and the resulting policies, might affect the produce industry. The panel was led by Richard Owen, the…

The event is postponed to September 2-3, 2021

New date announced for the AMHPAC Annual Convention

The Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture (AMHPAC) officially announced a new date for its annual convention. Due to the health contingency of Covid-19 the decision…

UK: Tyfu Cymru takes plant health online

If there is one thing Wales’ growers have in common, it’s the shared passion, pride and desire to consistently deliver high quality plants and produce. But you can’t have…

Agroberichten Buitenland

GreenTech webinar, October 20

Dutch business opportunities in Uzbekistan

If you are active in the horticultural sector and want to explore your market opportunities in Uzbekistan, you can take part in the webinar of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) on 20 October from 12:15 to 13:00 CET. Virtual platform for horticultureGreenTech Live & Online 2020 is the virtual platform…

Rural Press Club of Victoria

Australian government looking to solve horticulture labour shortage in Victoria

The Australian Fresh Produce Alliance (AFPA) welcomes the commitment from Agriculture Victoria at the Rural Press Club of Victoria seasonal labour webinar that it will work with industry to restart the Seasonal Worker Program in Victoria on 1 December 2020. “The commitment on today’s webinar that…

Makuhari Messe, Tokyo:

Japan: Hybrid edition of agri- and horticultural shows in full swing

All over the world, shows and events are being cancelled and lifted to a virtual platform. However, there are some exceptions, like Flower Expo China held in August, and FlowersExpo in Moscow, Russia, that was held last month in a hybrid format; physical and online. And there are more exhibitions being…

United Fresh Start Foundation celebrates National School Lunch Week

This week, United Fresh Start Foundation will celebrate National School Lunch Week, with support from Bayer, by calling attention to school districts that continue to offer a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetable choices for students, despite challenges posed by COVID-19. The federally funded…

"Macfrut looks to the future"

Macfrut looks to the future with optimism. In order to meet the expectations of its target audience, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector is set to take place in May 2021 as a major face-to-face event, hoping that the Covid-19 emergency will be over by then: the 37th edition of Macfrut is scheduled to…

Euroseeds

Euroseeds conclude first fully-fledged Virtual Congress

More than 400 participants attended the Euroseeds Congress on 11-13 October, the organization's first fully-fledged virtual experience. The congress featured an exhibition hall, a trade area, a networking lounge and most of all insightful presentations and panel discussions on many priorities topics for…

Hydroponic vegetable production: Greenhouse training online course

The most requested course by participants of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program from University of Florida IFAS Extension is here. Learn to manage different hydroponics systems, as well as the fundamentals of climate, water, nutrition, and plant health in these systems. This…

Cathy Burns' State of the Industry

“Don’t wait for the new normal, let’s create a new extraordinary”

On Tuesday October 13th, the very first virtual edition of the PMA Fresh Summit kicked off. While the setting and circumstances surrounding this year’s Fresh Summit are different from what any of us expected, the show started off as it usually does: with the State of the Industry, delivered by PMA CEO…

GreenTech programme focuses on 'biggest challenges of all time'

In one week GreenTech will open its doors to the virtual platform. The concept of the programme, on 20, 21 and 22 October, is ‘Follow the sun’ to reach out to the global horticulture industry. More than 100 front runners will share their solutions on the biggest challenges of all time: climate change and…

Fruit Logistica goes for special edition from Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 May 2021

The organization of Fruit Logistica has published its plans for Fruit Logistica 2021 today. With the current Corona-restrictions in place, the organization has chosen to move…

Catch up with CropKing in virtual Q&A sessions

CropKing is hosting a series of free virtual Q&A sessions on Fridays from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST throughout October and November. If you’re an experienced grower trying to…

Food & Business Knowledge Platform

November 4, The Hague

Dutch agriculture, European policies and global food system transitions

The symposium “Dutch Agriculture, European Policies and Global Food System Transitions” on November 4, 2020, is in honor of the retirement of Krijn Poppe and Ruerd Ruben from Wageningen Economic Research. The symposium, originally planned on 10 June 2020, will address the rapid changing world order, the…

webinar, October 22

CEA Database and Benchmark tool

Technologies used in CEA facilities have been rapidly evolving, providing growers with energy efficient solutions to reduce energy consumption and maximize production profitability. However, the lack…

PMA virtual town hall

Tariffs, market access, and trade recovery: challenges and bright spots

This week’s PMA virtual town hall focused on fresh produce in the global trade market and the challenges caused by the unfamiliar waters of 2020. The panelists discussed the challenges for the produce industry beyond the pandemic, as well as some bright spots to look forward to in 2021. Challenges: Tariffs…

November 13, Copenhagen

Vertical Farming in a Nordic Context

The Association for Vertical Farming is part of the “Vertical Farming in a Nordic Context” conference in Copenhagen. The conference will gather industry, policy and academic…

webinar, October 15

Explore “Agriculture Amplified, Anywhere”

On October 15, 11:30AM Eastern Time, tune into a free virtual event featuring Dave Dinesen, CEO of CubicFarm Systems Corp., where he will discuss automated indoor-farming…

Login to interact with Biobest at ABIM

With this year’s Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) moving to a digital platform, Biobest is very much looking forward to having the opportunity to meet distributors,…

Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences awarded for auction research

It keeps raining Nobel Prizes in the industries related to food and agriculture. After the discoverers of CRISPR and the World Food Programme were already awarded a Nobel…

Salad Demo Days BASF Vegetable Seeds:

“We shifted the medium to continue meeting our customers’ needs”

Week 39. A week that for BASF Vegetable Seeds is usually all about sharing latest innovations and discussing market and consumer trends with customers. This year though, things are different. It was difficult to receive customers live, so BASF Vegetable Seeds organized an alternative program for the…

Mucci Farms discusses product innovations, year-round program and expansion

With just a few days to go until Fresh Summit kicks off, most of the preparation work has been done for exhibitors. “We’ve had a lot of fun preparing for a completely different type of show,” says Emily Murracas, Director of Marketing with Mucci Farms. With a fully digital platform, the main focus has…

FoodE

Metabolic Institute organises FoodE’s first hackathons

Within the framework of FoodE, project partner Metabolic Institute will organise two online student hackathons to solve crucial challenges in urban farming initiatives. The hackathons invite young students, based in the Netherlands, to explore tangible solutions in urban agriculture. Local urban food…

Karin Gardner with Oppy

“Virtual event is the next best thing to a live show”

In less than a week, PMA’s virtual Fresh Summit show will be on and excitement is building up. Attendees are curious to find out what exhibitors have in store and many exhibitors are sweating over content creation. Oppy however seems to be up for the challenge. “We are approaching our exhibit with a…

First digital Field Day for Clause Maghreb

In the delicate sanitary context, Clause Maghreb confirms once again its willingness to accompany its clients and partners in their activities in all circumstances: the first digital edition of the #MaghrebFieldDay took place from September 21st to October 1st, 2020, on the Facebook page of HM. Clause…

WUR

Webinar Series: Food in Challenging Times

From 20 October, a series of free webinars will be given as part of the Webinar Series: Food in Challenging Times. This is an initiative of the Agrotechnology & Food Sciences Group in collaboration with Wageningen Academy. The aim is to dive into the strategies and solutions for our food systems and…

Virtual and in-person components

Viva Fresh Expo 2021 to proceed as a hybrid event

The Texas International Produce Association announced that after much research, discussion, and due diligence, the 2021 Viva Fresh Produce Expo will proceed ahead as a hybrid…

RII

webinar, October 29

Liquid-cooled LED lighting workshop

RII partners with LDL, DLC, ASABE & three manufacturer members to host a liquid-cooled LED lighting workshop. Register now for the upcoming workshop on 10/29 at 1pm ET on liquid-cooled LED lighting technology to learn how utilities and the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry are evolving…

University of Arizona

webinar, November 16 & 17

US (AZ): Hydroponic tomato online intensive workshop

Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the first ever Hydroponic Tomato Online Intensive Workshop. This two-day online workshop is great for those just getting started in hydroponic growing or are novice growers that are wanting to expand their knowledge. Limited…

Dave Kaye

Insights from the British Tomato Conference

The struggle to contain ToBRFV

If you could name one virus that has dominated headlines in the horticulture industry, apart from the obvious choice of course, chances are ToBRFV will come to mind. The tomato virus has been plaguing growers around the world, and slowly but surely the industry is coming to grips with it. Breeders like Bayer and Enza Zaden are…

PMA Fresh Summit: Still the place to be in October

Produce Marketing Association has opened the 2020 Fresh Summit virtual platform for the Buyer Preview of the Produce, Floral, Solutions and Complementary Items Marketplaces…

Rob Baan will speak at Vertical Farming Conference

'The sun is for free'

Microgreen grower Rob Baan promotes fresh produce as health benefit. From his sustainable all electric greenhouses, he supplies 70,000 restaurants in the major European metropole in a circle of 800…

Chinese "fruit and vegetable" sports competition opens with festive ceremony

The No. 1 Primary School of Wuning in Dongyang City organized a festive ceremony in the school yard in the morning of September 28, 2020. The festive ceremony officially…

500 companies from 24 countries taking part

Fruit Attraction 2020 has officially started through the LIVEConnect platform

Fruit Attraction 2020 has officially started on 1 October through the LIVEConnect platform, which will remain operational until October 31. The opening ceremony has been chaired by the Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas; the president of FEPEX, Jorge Brotons, and the general…

Flagship and leading international events secured for Q3/Q4 next year

VNU announces new schedule for 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions, and ongoing worldwide uncertainty, VNU Group modifies its show calendar to secure successful inter-regional exhibitions…

US (VA): Extension, Virginia and National 4-H, Google, launch Mars Base Camp initiative

Throughout the month of October, youth from across the country will use their knowledge, creativity, and innovation in learning about STEM topics during the 13th annual 4-H STEM Challenge. Formerly known as 4-H National Youth Science Day, this year’s STEM Challenge, Mars Base Camp, will explore the theme…

PCA

Webinar, October 6

Protected Cropping Australia organizes polyphosphates webinar

As the challenges of COVID-19 continue to change the way the world functions, PCA is continuing to navigate the options of keeping people informed of the latest news in the protected cropping arena. The next webinar in their series will be held on Tuesday 6th October at 4.00pm (Aus Daylight Savings…

ONfloriculture

OMAFRA webinar on nutrients and the microbiome

If you missed the OMAFRA-led webinar on microbiomes in your greenhouse water, and how that affects plant health, you can find the recording below. See this blog post for some background on why this is the newest field in water and nutrient management. Meeting Recording – view here. Access Passcode: V#i94goW…

"Online format allows growers from around the world to participate"

Canadian Greenhouse Conference “Beyond 2020” takes off in one week

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference is looking forward to  interacting with speakers and growers from around the world, next week, October 7 & 8.  The virtual platform allows a global reach with programming and no registration fees make it accessible for all. Log in to the sessions with your computer, tablet, or…

From October 26 to November 20, 2020

University of Florida Greenhouse organizes Weed Management courses

Understand all aspects of weed management in nurseries and greenhouses including weed identification, developing herbicide programs, and the latest non-chemical methods of…

Sneak peek of the Fresh Summit platform

In a recent sneak peek of the Fresh Summit virtual platform, Jamie Hillegas of PMA showed off what the platform will look like and how attendees and exhibitors can navigate through it to make the most out of their experience. “Nothing can completely replace an in-person event, but there are a lot of…

Webinar 'Preventative maintenance and environmental controls in the greenhouse'

Argus Controls invites you to watch the 'Preventative maintenance and environmental controls in the greenhouse' webinar that took place on September 18. The panel of experts explained how an environmental control system can help growers in getting ahead of potential issues with their equipment. In…

Dutch saying sums up Grodan’s propagation seminar:

“A good begin is half of the work already done”

“We hope you consume the knowledge from this seminar, but also consume the stroopwafels (Dutch cookies) we sent you!” That is how the moderator started Grodan’s propagation seminar, last Wednesday. In this webinar, Marta Streminska with Wageningen University & Research discussed the microbiology of…

photo report Zaadtechniek Demonstratiedagen 2020

Seed sector specialists will also show their skills this year at their own request

On Tuesday, the sound of seed processing machines sounded 'normal' again on location at Proeftuin Zwaagdijk, where day one of the three Zaadtechniek Demonstratiedagen (Seed Technology Demonstration days) kicked off. In an adapted form, it is a physical alternative to Seed meets Technology, the…

Crystal Chavez of Gold Coast Packing:

“I think Fresh Summit will be very different from other digital shows”

Having already attended and exhibited at two other virtual shows this year – United Fresh Live! and PMA Foodservice Delivered – Gold Coast Packing is becoming a veteran of virtual tradeshows. Crystal Chavez shares: “I think that Fresh Summit will be very different from the other two digital shows. Fresh…

Innowo

Webinar on sustainable use of energy in Polish greenhouses

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Poland organizes an online seminar on circular energy solutions dedicated to greenhouse production. The webinar is a part of Circular Week in Poland. Image: Innowo Plants need energy to create green mass, which then feeds the next member of the food chain.…

Grower2Grower

October 7th, 09:00 - 09:45 AM NZST

Workshop on thrips control

Grower2Grower will present a workshop via zoom on October 7th, 09:00 - 09:45 AM NZST. Dr. Gunjan Gera with Zonda Beneficials will talk about thrips control. Dr. Gera will cover: Beneficial insects available including suggested application rates Integrated pest management options Possible future control techniques  Find out more and register here.…

"Vertical farming is not the answer for all of humanity's woes"

On the second day of the Vertical Farming World Congress, the speakers really got to the meat of the matter (or should that be to the leafy greens of the matter?). The day was opened with three presentations on market opportunities in the industry, given by Ian Cox of Innovate UK, Christine…

Welcome to Flavorville: Sunset’s virtual take on PMA Fresh Summit

Houston, Orlando, New Orleans, Anaheim, and Atlanta. No matter what city the PMA Fresh Summit is held in, Mastronardi Produce is always known for bringing flavor in a big way.…

YesHealth

Vertical Farming World Congress kicks off with remote site visits

Under normal circumstances, participants in the Vertical Farming World Congress, organized by Zenith Global, would have been able to visit some vertical farming sites, see the lights, sample some produce, talk to the farm managers. With the global pandemic still raging, however, the organizers decided to…

United Fresh takes one-on-one buyer/vendor sessions virtual

United Fresh launched the fresh produce industry’s first virtual convention and expo this June on its platform United Fresh LIVE!, attracting more than 7,500 industry…

CEA Food Safety Coalition

webinar, September 24

Food safety in CEA systems

In the webinar 'Food Safety in CEA Systems', presented by GLASE on September 24, 2020, Dr. Gioia Massa, plant scientist at NASA, will highlight some of the unique aspects of space crop production and the microbial food safety considerations of space-grown produce. Data will be presented on space-grown leafy green vegetables, as…

Autogrow

webinar, September 29

Combating harmful crop pests without spraying more chemicals

Registrations for the Autogrow webinar Combating Harmful Crop Pests Without Spraying More Chemicals are now open. For this interview-style webinar, guest expert, Applied Entomologist, Dr. Mette Nielsen will be sharing her insights on how to plan for and manage pest infestations on your crops. The webinar…

October 1 and 2

Virtual conference on genome editing in Europe

On the occasion of the German Presidency of the European Union Council, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina kindly…

First look at virtual Fresh Summit schedule

Produce Marketing Association has shared their latest update on the virtual Fresh Summit schedule. The event, live from October 13-15, will also extend until November 13 and include advance access to a variety of audiences and ongoing meetings with buyers as well.  Registration is live for the event now and…

The wide-world of web-based platforms

The COVID-19 pandemic rapidly raised public concern for safe and reliable food shopping options. One of those options was the ability to buy food directly from local farms. These farmers who typically interact with customers at farmers markets and farm stands had to adapt their systems quickly to create…

GreenTech

Nominees for GreenTech Innovation Awards 2020 announced

The exhibitors of GreenTech Live & Online submitted 26 innovations for the GreenTech Innovation Awards 2020. An expert jury selected 12 nominees from all entries in 3 categories namely ‘Innovation’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Concept’. The winners will be announced during the virtual opening of GreenTech Live…

'Macfrut Digital has overcome the challenge'

A total of 32,212 participants in the three-day event, which was attended by 18,164 individual professionals, 49% of visitors were from abroad, 208,000 pages were viewed, and most of the 11 Technical Forums were overbooked (the limit was 300 participants). The numbers of Macfrut Digital, the first…

Webinar 28 September 2020

The state of vertical farming in Asia

This webinar is designed for vertical farmers, cultivation and operation teams, support technology companies, business executives as well as investors looking to connect with…

Vertical farming to shape food’s future

The first Vertical Farming World Congress will be held online from 22nd to 24th September, bringing together the sector’s top minds and businesses, who believe the coronavirus…

September 24

Registration and sponsorships still open for British Tomato Conference

The first ever On-Line British Tomato Conference will be a free event for all delegates. The event will feature a unique presentation style, an opportunity to link with other…

March 17, Lincolnshire

UK: FPC launches two new events in the fastest growing sector of the fresh produce industry

The Lincolnshire Showground will see the first ever event for agritech in the fresh produce, flower and plant industry take place on 17 March 2021. Launched by the Fresh Produce Consortium, in association with th…

Winners of the AgTech Breakthrough Awards

On September 10, the winners of the AgTech Breakthrough Awards were announced. Multiple companies in horticulture, agriculture and in livestock farming won an award.   Vestaron won…

part of national plant health week, September 21 - 27

Webinar introducing the Bacterial Plant Diseases programme

Bacterial phytopathogens are diverse and cause many types of diseases. Their transmission may be airborne, soil-borne or via invertebrate vectors. When introduced to new areas their spread is unpredictable, but often highly invasive. They are difficult to control with chemicals and, unlike many other…

Starting September 24, 04:00 - 06:00 PM IST

Webinar series on food safety and the journey from plant to plate

Are you a Horticulture enthusiast eager to learn more about topics related to food safety? HortiTechIndia will hold webinars in which Indian and Dutch experts will tell you…

organization's reaction on cancellation 19 companies

More than 900 companies confirm participation IPM Essen

As was announced last month, the organizers of the IPM Essen are determined to continue in January 2021. Meanwhile, 907 exhibitors have already registered and confirmed their…

Lots of enthusiasm for Delphy Berry Plaza meeting

Strawberry growers are used to cultivating Elsanta, but in recent years, more new varieties are appearing. During the recent Berry Plaza meeting, various everbearer varieties, plant types and plant data were presented, all aimed at optimizing cultivation and maximizing yield. There was a lot of…

Hazera and HM.Clause:

Showing and discussing product range at virtual Experience Days

Hazera have enjoyed welcoming customers to their annual open days for many years, but this year, owing to the current Covid-19 situation, Hazera will offer a unique three-day,…

High level business to business dialogue between China and the Netherlands, September 14

Turn-key business models of feeding & greening megacities

According to FAO (2016), the production of fruit and vegetables in the world would have to triple to provide a healthy diet for everyone. The combination of continued rapid urbanisation of China, growing urban middle class, and COVID-19 means that the demand for nutritious, trustworthy, safe, and premium…

GlobalGAP Awards 2022 applications open

The GAP Awards give farmers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their achievements and gain industry recognition for their efforts to implement good agricultural…

PMA virtual town hall

“Our drones can deliver orders within 3 minutes from shops directly to consumers”

This week’s PMA virtual town hall focused on the ‘last mile delivery’ – the last step in the supply chain, which is often considered to be most crucial and problematic. As the pandemic hit, distributing produce directly to consumers became more popular but the challenge of actually delivering the…

AWETA full of enthusiasm at Macfrut Digital

"Distance does not stop us from reaching you!"

"Let's take the opportunities: Macfrut Digital will be the first entirely digital fair in the world and we immediately joined with enthusiasm”. Says Marco Santoro, Sales…

September 17 and September 30

Webinar on implementing COVID-19 safety measures on farms

Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS) is offering a webinar session for growers feeling overwhelmed or simply frustrated trying to get clear, practical information about COVID-19 practices for their farm business. Speakers from WSPS, WSIB and the Ministry of Labour Training and Skills…

How to make a splash at Fresh Summit?

A little perplexed as to how your company is going to effectively exhibit at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit being held October 13-15, 2020? “The PMA has been building a program…

AmericanHort to host virtual DIG Conference

AmericanHort is pleased to announce the return of the DIG Conference: Disease, Insects, and Growth Regulators to be held online November 3-5, 2020. Attendees will experience…

PMA virtual town hall

"The Ethical Labor Charters gives us a common conduct as an industry"

Labor is a cornerstone of any industry, but in the fresh produce industry having enough labor at the right time is even more vital for the perishable fruits and vegetables to be harvested properly and brought onto retail shelves with enough time for consumers to purchase and enjoy them. Labor is,…

Connections, content, and community

What to expect from this year's Fresh Summit?

PMA Fresh Summit 2020 is just weeks away and this year’s event will be in a virtual setting. The goal of the event remains the same as it does every year: enabling connections between buyers and sellers across the industry and around the world. Jamie Romano Hillegas explains a little bit more about what…

ESSA & Freshfel Europe join forces at Food Crisis Management Event

On 2 September 2020, over 200 industry and public sector stakeholders from across Europe and beyond gathered at ESSA andFreshfel Europe’s Food Crisis Management Event to…

agROBOfood

29 September, 14:30 - 16:15 CEST

Webinar on Dutch soft robotics, gripping on natural objects

In the agri-food domain, fast and effective manipulation of very delicate products is a key issue that has not received much attention yet. In an upcoming webinar you will be informed about the design of flexible gripping of bio inspired soft materials. In the design it is necessary to consider natural…

Oktober 9, 1 PM AEDST

Extraordinary meeting of Horti Innovation members

An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Hort Innovation members has been called and will be held virtually on Friday 9 October 2020 at 1pm AEDST. This meeting is taking…

Virtual trade show lets exhibitor pack in content

“We’re at the show because we want to stay in front of our customers and support the produce industry. The pandemic has changed how we’re creating and growing those relationships,” says Anthony Otto of Magic Sun in Richmond, VA. So is the thinking behind Magic Sun’s participation in the PMA Fresh Summit…

September 24, 2:00 PM MDT

Webinar on passive solar greenhouse design

Jianyi Dong from Freshpals Farms in Olds, Alberta is back to talk about passive solar greenhouse design! Jianyi cultivates vegetables year round in a passive solar greenhouse – a greenhouse powered 100 per cent by the energy of the sun! Pretty impressive, right? While conventional greenhouses rely on…

Pixabay

10 September: 15:00 to 17:00 UTC

CEA Lite: tech and opportunities for Controlled Environment Agriculture

Environmental challenges, technological advances and changing consumer demand have increased demand for controlled environment agriculture solutions. Agri-TechE is hosting CEA Lite to keep the conversation going around the technologies and opportunities in this vibrant space until everyone can meet again…

9 - 10 September

Fruit Focus day two: more webinars

Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, Fruit Focus has shifted to an online format to be held at www.fruitfocus.co.uk on 9-10 September 2020. Fruit Focus LIVE will bring together expert speakers, researchers and companies related to the field for two days of live webinars, Q&As and new product…

September 24

Free registration for online British Tomato Conference

The first ever On-Line British Tomato Conference will be a free event for all delegates. Thanks to the support of industry colleagues, key sponsors and trade stands, the…

October 20-22

GreenTech Amsterdam 2020 goes virtual

After extensive consultation and various options considered, GreenTech decided to postpone the full physical format of the show to 15 - 17 June 2021. This year GreenTech Amsterdam will be a new virtual event: GreenTech Live & Online 2020 on 20, 21 and 22 October. The worldwide horticulture community will…

December 1-3, Kyiv

"Fresh Business Expo 2020 will be held regardless of possible travel restrictions"

The organisers of Fresh Business Expo Ukraine have decided that the 9th edition, scheduled for 1-3 December 2020, will take place in any event, even if there are still travel restrictions in place for International participants and/or visitors due to the Covid-19 situation. The great majority of…

FreshPlaza Special about PMA Fresh Summit

For 71 years PMA has been bringing together the global produce and floral industries at Fresh Summit. This year, the association is committed to continuing the Fresh Summit tradition of connecting buyers and sellers and convening the industry to achieve PMA’s vision of growing a healthier world. “Fresh…

September 10

Spanish webinar on yield prediction

LetsGrow.com is organising a Spanish-speaking webinar, which will be held on 10th September 2020. The team will explain to customers and other people from around the world how LetsGrow.com applies AI to optimise the growing process(es). Main reason; to increase the customers’ efficiency and to create an…

Rundown of Fruit for the Future

In August, the James Hutton Institute hosted the Fruit for the Future 2020 seminar series, which brought the latest news and promising research in sustainable soft fruit harvesting to farmers, researchers and food-and-drink retailers alike. The event was hosted virtually, and CHAP Research Assistant Ross McKellar attended on…

University of Florida IFAS Extension organises online courses

How to prevent and manage diseases in nurseries and greenhouses

Learn how to prevent and manage diseases in nurseries and greenhouses. Disease Management is the fourth course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered…

PMA Virtual Town Hall

Women in the produce industry speak on resilience, confidence and stress management

This week’s PMA virtual town hall featured three women who are leaders in the produce industry. They were led in discussion by PMA CEO Cathy Burns about how they made their mark on the industry and how the industry can join together to create a more inclusive place not just for women but for everyone.…

9 - 10 September

Fruit Focus day one: webinars

Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, Fruit Focus has shifted to an online format to be held at www.fruitfocus.co.uk on 9-10 September 2020. Fruit Focus LIVE will bring together expert speakers, researchers and companies related to the field for two days of live webinars, Q&As and new product innovations. Fruit Focus LIVE will…

Architecture to create 'The Hothouse' in the heart of London's Stratford

The structure of The Hothouse is reminiscent of a Victorian glasshouse and will provide a controlled habitat for cultivating plants that would not ordinarily grow within the UK’s climate.  IQL is a new neighborhood in the heart of Stratford and on the doorstep of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The area…

webinar, September 8

Exploring investment opportunities in agroparks in the U.S.

Dutch Greenhouse Delta is organizing the webinar 'Investing in an innovative approach of food production from the Netherlands: the example of an Agropark'. This webinar will take place on September 8th, 1:00 pm (EST) and 19:00 pm (CET). Speakers for this webinar are Mr. Ambassador Andrew Young, Casey…

WUR Student Challenges

Team Bagua wins Urban Greenhouse Challenge'2

After many months of hard work, a lot of which had to be done online due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak, the teams participating in the second Urban Greenhouse Challenge heard which design was considered the best by the judges. During the grand finale event in Wageningen, which was…

September 1st - 12:30 PM AEST

Webinar on improving the post-harvest management of berries

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has been game-changing for everyone - and we're all sailing in uncharted waters. PCA is committed to helping growers stay informed regarding the latest updates and advice, and ensuring that you are receiving information from reliable and authoritative sources. Continuing…

PMA webinar event

How consumer flavor preferences drive breeding technology

On Thursday, August 27th, PMA hosted a free webinar that focused on understanding consumer tastes and preferences and how these drive plant-breeding technologies. The webinar featured speakers from different levels of the supply chain to provide an overview of the process: Dr. Chow-Ming Lee, who is the…

October 13 - 16, 12:00 - 18:00 CEST

UV4Plants goes virtual

After a long period with hope and discussions Frauke Pescheck and Wolfgang Bilger want to inform you that the 3rd UV4Plants Meeting will take place in a virtual form. "It is a pity that we cannot…

Euroseeds

Euroseeds2020 on-site Congress in Malta is cancelled and turned into a full Virtual Congress

Due to the latest decisions on new restrictions in Malta in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, the on-site Euroseeds Congress has been cancelled. The organizers, anticipating such a negative development, have already been working over the last months on the possibility to offer a fully-fledged Virtual…

8 October, 10:00 - 14:30 CEST

Plant nutrients and food quality in vertical farming

Kristian Holst Laursen, University of Copenhagen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences will talk about plant nutrients and food quality in vertical farming at the…

Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Canadian Greenhouse Conference “Beyond 2020”

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference is looking forward to interacting with speakers and growers from around the world on October 7 & 8. The virtual platform allows a global reach with programming and no registration fees make it accessible for all. Log in to the sessions with your computer, tablet, or…

Netled

August 26, 14:00 EEST

Netled arranges a webinar for investors

Netled arranges a webinar for investors on the 26th of August at 14:00 EEST. Webinar topics will include current markets and megatrends concerning vertical farming and also the thoughts from Netled sales team on sales in target markets. The webinar language is Finnish, but questions can be asked and…

Michigan’s Cucumber Crunch, a summertime farm to institution celebration

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as crunching into a fresh, Michigan-grown cucumber on a hot summer day. Michigan grows a lot of cucumbers. According to the 2017 Census of…

New exhibition dates: 27th - 29th May 2021

Thailand: Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia postponed until May 2021

Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia, which were scheduled to take place at BITEC, Bangkok, in October 2020, have been postponed. The uncertain travel entry regulations for Thailand have led organisers, DLG International and VNU Asia Pacific, to the conclusion that it will not be possible to organise…

Webinars on 'Handling fresh produce safely' and 'Protected cropping'

'Handling Fresh Produce Safely' is an e-learning course for vegetable producers wanting to train pickers, packhouse staff and farmworkers in how to handle vegetables in a clean and safe manner to manage the risk of food contamination. The four modules address: Food Safety, Staying Clean, Harvesting and Packing.…

starting September 22

AgTech NEXT Summit to go virtual

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that the AgTech NEXT Summit will be held virtually, replacing the event previously scheduled to be held November 10 – 12. Recognizing the robust…

PMA pulls back the curtains on the Fresh Summit 2020 virtual experience

Produce Marketing Association welcomed guests, suppliers, and media to a public webinar on Thursday, August 13 to get a sneak peek at the Fresh Summit 2020 experience. The…

September 10th

Autonomous greenhouse forum

Autonomous greenhouse is an application of artificial intelligence (AI) in CEA, which will become critical for the future development of CEA technologies, including applications to low and high tech CEA.  Please sign up if would like to join the conversation. This will be the first step to build a community to identify R&D needs…

SEPC Southern Innovations 2020 cancelled

Southern Innovations 2020, which was to be held from September 17th through September 19th in Savannah, has been cancelled. The Southeast Produce Council issued the following…

24 - 28 August

Programme Fruit for the Future 2020

The programme for Fruit for the Future 2020, the James Hutton Institute’s long-running soft fruit themed industry event, has been announced. Usually a well-attended physical…

August 19, 2020, From 2-3 pm EST

New session joins Indoor Ag-Conversations webinar series

As the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry grows, companies are facing greater shortages in qualified talent. How can innovation in training and education accelerate the industry to the benefit of all? Hosted by the Farm Tech Society and Indoor Ag-Con, LLC,  "The Future of Farming: Educating…

KTN

Briefing Webinar on a new Innovate UK programme for AgriTech investors

As part of the ISCF Transforming Food Production: Series A Investor Partnership Programme, investors can apply to partner with Innovate UK to align their investment alongside grant funding coming from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, Transforming Food Production Programme. Watch the Programme…


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