Protected Cropping Australia Conference a success despite heavy rains

It is rare that the circumstances surrounding a conference highlight the need for its subject matter. However, there is possibly no greater example of the need for increased knowledge of protected cropping systems than the almost 300 millimeters of rain that fell on Protected Cropping Australia’s…

August 11

US: Horticulture lighting and learning event

The horticulture lighting industry is advancing fast with new technology, allowing you to grow more yield while reducing your expenses. In fact, many of these advancements are…

News on Air

Indian delegation visits Volcani Institute of Israeli Ministry of Agriculture

An Indian delegation led by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar visited the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Institute of the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The domain experts gave a presentation to the Indian delegation on various areas of advanced agricultural…

CHA organizes British exhibitor group at GreenTech in Amsterdam

The Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA), in partnership with the Department for International Trade, is organizing the British exhibitor group/pavilion at GreenTech…

HortiContact brings industry together

Difficult times bring new challenges to Dutch growers

It's been more than two years since the Dutch horticultural industry got to meet up at their annual national event, the HortiContact show. This year though, the show has finally come back, yet there are new challenges that have crippled a warm reunion. High energy prices, high raw material prices, and…

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 6-8 June 2022

Hort Connections 2022: Growing Together

The biggest event in Australian and New Zealand horticulture is almost here! AUSVEG and the International Fresh Produce Association A-NZ are looking forward to welcoming delegates to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for Hort Connections from 6-8 June 2022. Forging connectionsHort Connections…

7 July 2022

Hort Science Live to return in July

ICL announces its popular annual Hort Science Live (HSL) event is returning to a live format - to be held on 7 July 2022, at The Bransford Webbs Plants Company, in Worcester.   “Now in its sixth year, HSL delivers interesting and thought-provoking content on the key practical topics impacting UK professional horticulture,”…

International events bring the Plant Empowerment principles to growers around the world

A number of live international events are helping growers around the world to learn more about the Plant Empowerment philosophy. The series kicked off with a presentation in Kazakhstan in mid-April. The next stop for the Plant Empowerment roadshow will be Canada in mid-May, followed by two sessions in…

Italy's producers' organization Opens at Macfrut 2022

The fruit and vegetable sector restarts with in-person meetings

"Macfrut 2022 took us back to pre-pandemic times and made us hope for a better near future, despite the difficulties of the moment," said Salvatore Consoli, president of the Italian producers' organization Opens, which participated in the Rimini fair. From left: Salvatore Consoli, Rosario Raniolo, Federica…

Macfrut 2022: opinions and reflections expressed by some of the participants

The three-day event of Macfrut met the expectations of almost all exhibitors. Beyond the numbers, what emerged was the qualified presence of Italian and, above all, foreign visitors. As one exhibitor said, "I am not interested in receiving 300 visits in three days, I only need 3, but they must fit the…

New highlights Greentech Amsterdam

The program of GreenTech Amsterdam, from 14 – 16 June at RAI Amsterdam, has been supplemented by new highlights such as ‘Tomato virus’, ‘Digital phenotyping’, and ‘Peat alternatives’. The new day-to-day highlights are presented below. Vision Theater: Wednesday 15 June 13.30 – 14.15 hrs: Vision towards predictive…

Special GreenTech: Submit your show novelties!

In only 36 days Amsterdam will finally be the centre of the horticultural world again as the GreenTech will kick of in RAI exhibition centre. With high expectations of the novelties being launched, the exhibitors and the visitors we will give extra attention to the show in the next coming weeks.  Specific areas…

International events bring the Plant Empowerment principles to growers around the world

A number of live international events are helping growers worldwide to learn more about the Plant Empowerment philosophy. The series kicked off with a presentation in Kazakhstan in mid-April. The next stop for the Plant Empowerment roadshow will be Canada in mid-May, followed by two sessions in the…

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Zayndu extends ‘try before you buy’ offer to on-site evaluations of new Aurora Z25

Clean seed and rapid germination – Zayndu to present new data at CEA 4.0

Successful customer evaluations have brought forward the launch of Zayndu’s Aurora Z25, which uses 'activated air' to disinfect seeds without water or chemicals. The company is also extending its ‘try before you buy’ offer to enable customers to see the benefits of the complete system running in their…

Caspian Agro and InterFood Azerbaijan open their doors on May 18

15th Anniversary Azerbaijan International Agriculture Exhibition “Caspian Agro” and the 27th Azerbaijan International Food Industry Exhibition “InterFood Azerbaijan” will be…

University of Florida 2022 Greenhouse Training Online courses

Finding trained growers is a major challenge for our industry. Your best investment is to upskill your own workers to make better crop management decisions by learning the…

On 31 May, 2.30

"The Future of Farming and Food Processing – AI in Food- and Farm Automation"

Image processing can be used to accelerate, control and optimize processes. When artificial intelligence comes into play, the range of applications becomes even broader. This is especially true for agriculture and the food industry, as highly varying objects and processes are difficult to control with…

Aug. 24-26

AMHPAC will hold its XIV annual convention

The Asociación Mexicana de Horticultura Protegida A.C. (AMHPAC) will hold its XIV annual convention from August 24 to 26, 2022 in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. The convention brings together national and international leaders of the fruit and vegetable industry, growers, public officials, supply chain…

Picture time: Technical suppliers find their way to GreenTech Americas

Last week, the GreenTech Americas took place in Santiago de Querétaro. The show showed remarkable growth and welcomed over 150 technical suppliers, plus of course visitors from Mexico and North America. Despite the challenges in the Mexican market, growers are looking to adopt new techniques to gain…

Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Convention elects new president and vice president

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC) has elected a new president and vice president. Kelly Ciceran will take the place of president, while Doug Darling will serve…

Highlight NL horticulture in Horti Asia 2022 at Bangkok

After two years of being held entirely virtually due to the global  COVID-19 pandemic, Horti Asia will return to Thailand on May 25th – 27th, 2022, at BITEC, Bangkok. The Netherlands Embassy in Bangkok, in collaboration with the Horticultural Science Society of Thailand and VNU Asia Pacific, and DLG Thai,…

October 5 & 6

Canadian Greenhouse Conference returns as in-person event

Mark your calendars! The Canadian Greenhouse Conference returns to Niagara Falls on October 5 & 6, 2022. Planning is underway for a strong return to an in-person event. The…

IFPA Fresh Field Catalyst names winners

International Fresh Produce Association (IFPA) has announced 12 Fresh Field Catalyst program winners. The winning companies will be invited to take part in an immersion week…

Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo

King meets tomato innovation on King's Day in Maastricht

Maastricht turned orange - and a little tomato red - on King's Day. The royal family visited the capital of Limburg, where they were also introduced to the innovations of the Brightlands campuses in Limburg. Brightlands made the following report. At Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, the tomato took…

Another day at GreenTech Mexico again provides great talks

The moment HortiDaily is being sent out, it's time for the participants and visitors of the GreenTech Americas to get ready for the final exhibition day. Yesterday proved to be much busier than the first day, which often happens at the shows, but both days resulted in happy faces for the exhibitors. Last…

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NZ greenhouse robot to be demoed in May

FTEK is nearing completion of the first stage of R&D towards a 3-stage labor-saving automation program backed by growers and industry groups within the NZ greenhouse industry. The company plans to showcase their working prototype of what they now refer to as a “robotic labor assist platform (RLAP)” at…

The updated Coviro catalogues can be picked up at Macfrut, stand D1 - 198

New varieties for asparagus and strawberries

Coviro Azienda Vivaistica, based in the Italian province of Ravenna, in Cervia, which specializes in the production of strawberry and asparagus plants, is about to introduce two new varieties in both segments for the upcoming Macfrut event. "We have several new products that we will be presenting at the…

18th May

NZ: In-person and online workshop for all undercover crop growers

On May 18th, all NZ undercover crop growers are invited for a workshop, which can be attended both online and in person. Topics covered: • Virus Management • Mitigating Pests…

GreenTech Mexico kicks off with a well-visited first day

Yesterday the exhibition GreenTech Mexico kicked off in Querétaro. The opening ceremony, visited by among others the governor of Querétaro Mauricio Kuri González, Mayor of Querétaro Luis Bernardo Nava, Erik Plaisier of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Mexico, José Navarro Meneses of Tarsus Group and…

Urban Greenhouse Challenge

‘I love to see how young creative minds approach urban farming’

The third Urban Greenhouse Challenge is all about social impact. Aiding the student teams in writing the best proposal for an urban farm that contributes to the quality of life are a host of industry experts from the Urban Greenhouse Challenge partner network. They are very enthusiastic about this year’s…

May 4, 2022 - 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET (US)

Webinar: "Biochar for better soilless agriculture"

Growing plants in a soilless environment allows the grower almost total control over the growing process (water, nutrients, pH, and uptake). Unfortunately, most raw materials for…

David Katz from Plastic Bank’s to Keynote OPS 2022

Every year, more than eight million tons of plastic waste escapes into the world’s oceans. What if there was a platform to stop ocean plastic and help alleviate poverty through a global recycling ecosystem? That is the ambitious goal of Plastic Bank and its founder David Katz, who will offer a keynote…

New era brings new challenges to Mexican growers

Over the last couple of years, the Mexican horticultural industry has seen rapid growth, yet rising costs provide a great challenge to growers and investors nowadays. Yet as in many countries all over the world, the higher production costs and shipping rates provide a great challenge to growers.  Tomorrow,…

Gearbox Innovations wins Robotics and Data-Driven Horticulture theme prize

Photo report: Dutch vegetable grower wins Horticultural Business Award

Wijnen Square Crops has won the 35th edition of the Horticultural Business Awards. For a year, the Limburg pepper growers can call themselves ambassadors of the horticultural sector. The three other nominees, all ornamental plant growers (Zentoo, Ovata, Niels Kreuk), were not able to win the trophy. The…

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19 May, 10-11 AM (AEST)

Upcoming webinar – production of high health crops

There are many factors that influence the health of crops leading up to dispatch and beyond. These include the health of mother stock and other propagative material, environmental conditions over the life of the crop, nursery inputs (e.g. fertilizer, irrigation, growing media conditions etc), presence of…

VerticalFarmDaily.com

The don'ts when starting a vertical farm, product pricing challenges and business case hurdles

Learn from the icons of indoor farming

"It's all about the consumer price. Ask yourself, can consumers pay the price you need to charge for your business case to work?," says Gonneke Gros Gerkema with Grodan, as a response to what challenges vertical farmers face in the supply chain. On 21 April, the community Indoor Farming NL, GreenTech,…

Webinar on Apr. 27 at 2PM ET

Learn more about vertical controlled environment aquaponics

Tune in next Wednesday to learn about a hurricane-proof, vertical aquaponic farm in Puerto Rico, named Fusion Farms. The farm runs on renewable energy and harvested rainwater. As an island, Puerto Rico is highly dependent on imported food - a staggering 90% of food consumed there is imported. With the…

Suppliers see opportunities at Almaty 2022 greenhouse show

This week in Almaty, Kazachstan, over 80 companies were present at the trade show Greenhouses. Vegetable cultivation. Irrigation. Flowers Almaty. As horticultural in Kazachstan grew rapidly over the past decade, diving into export opportunities to Russia, they see opportunities to further expand the…

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August 11, 2022

US (NC): Horticulture lighting and learning event

The horticulture lighting industry is advancing fast with new technology, allowing you to grow more yield while reducing your expenses. In fact, many of these advancements are being developed right here in the United States. So Hort Americas is hosting an event, as part of the AppLit initiative, to share…

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July 1 - September 22

Greenhouse has central role in Harry Potter theme park expansion in London

Brand-new for 2022, Mandrakes and Magical Creatures is arriving at the Studio Tour to shine a spotlight on how your favorite creature effects were brought to life on screen. Are you visiting us this summer? You will be welcomed into the Great Hall to the Frog Choir scene as seen in Harry Potter and the…

Beekers Berries holds tasty inspiration day

On April 14th, in the Netherlands, the Beekers Berries Inspiration day garnered much attention. Some came to learn about cultivation, others for inspiration or both. Everyone got their money's worth as the program included a tasting and an extensive tour. Click here to see the photo report The Lambada is…

25 to 27 May 2022

Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia set to receive agri-community

As international travel restrictions to Thailand and the region ease further, next month from 25 to 27 May 2022, the agricultural and horticultural machinery community for Asia is awaited - in-person - at the Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia trade fair in Bangkok, Thailand. Guided by sustainability-led…

Celebrating Dutch-Sino Relationships at Expo Floriade 2022

Fifty years of Dutch - Chinese diplomatic relations were celebrated at the launch of the Greenports Netherlands China Portal at the World Horticultural Exhibition Floriade Expo 2022 in The Netherlands.  A cooperation of GreenPorts Netherlands, The Province of Zuid-Holland and RVO, the Dutch Enterprise Agency,…

Società Agricola Semplice Tre C

"We would like to increase our export volumes even more by focusing on Northern European countries"

Semplice Tre C was founded in 2000 by the Castiglione and Celeste families. Today it is one of the largest cultivation companies of quality tomatoes in southeastern Sicily. In the Acate Valley, cherry, datterino and mini plum tomatoes are grown in greenhouses on 50 hectares. From left to right: Salvatore…

next newsletter Tuesday April 19th

Happy Easter!

On behalf of the HortiDaily team, we want to wish you a Happy Easter! We can hardly believe either it's that time of the year already, but we're hoping, if applicable, you're having a great Good Friday Holiday.

In Netherlands, we celebrate Easter Monday and therefore the next newsletter will be sent out this Tuesday, April 19th.
See you then! 

 

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Floriade: Dutch horticultural event opens near Amsterdam

A large horticultural show that happens only once every 10 years opened this week in the Netherlands. The event is called Floriade. It will run until October of this year. The exhibition seeks to show how developments in horticulture can make cities more sustainable and healthier. More than 25 nations…

Interview with Davide Recupero of Axia Vegetable Seeds Italy

"The right approach at trade fairs is to listen"

"I am satisfied about my first time at Fruit Logistica as country manager for Axia Vegetable Seeds Italy, as it has been an occasion to share and compare ideas, useful for the growth of the horticultural community", says Davide Recupero. Davide Recupero "The fair is always an opportunity to reconnect with…

Webinar on 14 April, 1-2.30PM CEST

Sustainable CEA in extreme climates

The Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC) announces the second in a series of seminars running the length of 2022. These seminars will be run by scientists and industry experts. This seminar is titled "Sustainable Controlled Environment Agriculture in the Extreme Climates" and will be delivered by…

HortiContact Innovation Awards 2022 nominations announced

Three are the nominees for this year's Dutch HortiContact Innovation Award. They are Signify, Broekhof Verpakkingen BV, and PATS-drones. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, May 10, during the first day of the HortiContact trade show. This year, HortiContact organizers received no fewer than 19…

Connecting Vietnam and The Netherlands in one business platform

On Friday 8th April,  the first live event for many months of DBAV/NVCC took place. Recently, the two organizations DBAV & NVCC, announced an intensive collaboration, where by all members of NVCC join the DBAV/NVCC network.   With this collaboration, DBAV/NVCC will offer one Dutch-Vietnamese business platform to businesses…

Dr. Greenhouse

A workshop by Dr. Greenhouse

Unpacking the complexity of HVAC

No matter where you grow, it may be an indoor farm, a greenhouse, or a vertical farm; there’s one thing they have in common: climate management. Being one of the biggest challenges of every grower, Dr. Greenhouse, Inc. is hosting a workshop on May 5-6, in Sacramento, CA. The workshop will touch upon a variety of topics, all…

Friday, 29 April 15:00-16:30 CET

Mini Symposium on strawberry quality

The strawberry world is continuously developing; from the introduction of new varieties to the development of innovative growing techniques. With these developments, the…

UMaine

April 19

UMaine’s Greenhouse Plastic Recycling program set to open

University of Maine Cooperative Extension expects to open its Greenhouse Plastic Recycling program Tuesday, April 19, with drop-off sites available statewide through Nov. 21. Plastic eligible for recycling is clear, low-density polyethylene No. 4 (LDPE No. 4) used to cover greenhouses, high tunnels, hoop…

Keynote speaker for Organic Produce Summit 2022 announced

As the grocery landscape continues evolving, developing a consistent shopping experience across all customer touch points and creating a seamless brand experience throughout…

Get ready: another 1000+ Fruit Logistica photos

Last week we shared an extensive read on the global horticultural developments and shared the pictures from horticultural suppliers, today we also have the other photo reports for you. That means 1000+ photos from the global fresh produce industry. Have a seat and enjoy! Back to BerlinAfter two years and…

Photo report of trade show included

CPMA’s Montreal event breaks attendance record

From April 5 – 7, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) organized its 96th convention and trade show. This year, the event took place in Montreal, Quebec. For the longest time it was unsure if the industry would be able to get together in person in Canada. “This past December, we weren’t sure…

challenges for growers and suppliers

Photo Report: Fruit Logistica - an update of the global horticultural market

Whether you spoke to growers or suppliers at the Fruit Logistica exhibition in Berlin, the general sentiment is that this isn't an easy time for anyone. Rising energy prices are an acute problem for growers, but in the longer term, there are more threats. The prices of fertilizers, for example, or of…

Learn from the icons of indoor farming at I-Grow Inside

What can we learn from the pioneers of indoor farming? Learn from the best Dutch producers and solution providers for the indoor farming market during the first edition of I-Grow Inside, the seminar about indoor farming in World Horti Center. Icons in the business will share their success stories and…

3 October

Plant Breeders' Rights training in autumn this year

For years, the Plant Breeders' Rights training course has taken place in June. However, Naktuinbouw organizes the training course in the autumn this year. And, just like last year, entirely online. The start is on 3 October 2022. 41 trainees followed the international plant breeders' rights trainingin…

Final hours of Fruit Logistica get going

Suits are traded for jeans and jackets, brogues for sneakers, voices are a bit husky and eyes are small - at least, of the people still present in the Messe in Berlin. After three days of Fruit Logistica, the show will close down later today. Here's a preview of our photo report, which we will present…

July 12-14

Australia: Hydroponic Farmer's conference open for registration

The Hydroponic Farmers Federation Executive Committee are excited to announce that registrations are now open for the 12th Biennial HFF Conference being held from Tuesday 12th…

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Girls go agritech in Olsztyn, Poland

To be able to do that we need skilled scientists who will take care for the development in the agri- food technology. Therefore the Embassy in Warsaw came…back to school. The whole idea of the event was to convince the female generation to look more carefully in the direction of studies related to…

Registrations open for Euroseeds 2022 Congress in Berlin

The Euroseeds 2022 Congress in Berlin, Germany, will be held from 24 to 26 October. "Our Congress in Prague last year has demonstrated that even during the COVID19 pandemic we…

Weston Family Foundation announces judging panel for Homegrown Innovation Challenge

The Weston Family Foundation has selected an international panel of expert judges for its $33-million Homegrown Innovation Challenge. The panel will be chaired by Dominic Barton, former chair of Canada's Advisory Council on Economic Growth. The Homegrown Innovation Challenge launched on February 8, 2022,…

Inauguration of the Nova Siri Genetics Research and experimentation center

The Nova Siri Genetics Research and Experimentation Center for berries and strawberries was officially inaugurated on March 31st, 2022 in Policoro. The company was established in 2005 and, over the past few years, it has managed to stand out thanks to its dynamism and entrepreneurial vision. Click here…

Fruit Logistica Update #1

It was a bit of a wait-and-see to fully grasp how big and how crowded Fruit Logistica would be this year. Not all companies decided to build a booth this year, yet an estimated three-quarters of the horticultural halls at the fair were filled with stands. In the modified, sometimes somewhat smaller halls, it was nice and busy…

a bit of a slow start

Fruit Logistica kicks off

This morning, the large international fruit and vegetable fair Fruit Logistica started in Berlin. Besides fruit and vegetable companies from all over the world, about 150 horticultural technology companies are present with a booth, and even more visiting companies. The day started quite slow and suppliers hoped for a better…

May 18 - 19, Netherlands:

What will robotics and AI bring to greenhouse horticulture: today and tomorrow?

Experience this during RoboCrops 2022, the international robotics event in the World Horti Center, where global leaders in greenhouse horticulture and the high-tech community meet to discuss real-life challenges and potential high-tech solutions. On May 18 and 19, FME, World Horti Center and…

April 19

Greenports NL-China portal launch

On April 19, 2022, Greenports Netherlands, Province of Zuid-Holland and RVO are proud to present the Online China portal for the entire Dutch horticultural chain. The portal is a digital place where knowledge and information are brought together that are necessary and useful when trading in China with…

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Horticulture gets ready for Fruit Logistica

Next week, the Fruit Logistica will take place in Berlin. After a dry-spell of two years, the fresh produce industry gets to meet up again. Over the last couple of years, more and more horticultural suppliers found their way to the show. How about the 2022 edition? Usually, the Fruit Logistica takes…

CPMA announces Lifetime Achievement Award winner

The 2022 Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Convention and Trade Show (CPMA 2022) taking place April 5-7, 2022 at the Palais des congrès in Montreal is only a week away.…

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Japan: NL smart horticulture comes into spotlight at GreenTech webinar

On 23 March 2022, the Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) and RAI GreenTech Exhibition organized a webinar on “Globalization of horticultural technology & innovative indoor plant production systems”. Co-hosted by the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo and in collaboration of leading scientists on this…

Photo Report: Protected Cropping Australia Conference 2022

As this year's Protected Cropping Australia Conference comes to an end, the date and city have already been set for next year's event. PCA has announced that it will be in Brisbane from July 17-20, returning to Queensland after the last conference was on the Gold Coast in 2019. The conference wrapped up…

CPMA show gives a chance to spotlight Envy and JAZZ apples

As the first in-person CPMA show in three years approaches, Oppy is eager to revisit Montreal, the eastern Canadian hub for its latest promotional efforts supporting premium Envy™ and JAZZ™ apple brands. Oppy is eager to revisit Montreal for its latest promotional efforts supporting premium Envy™ (above)…

November 1-2

Resilient Harvests Conference brings together CEA and cannabis cultivators

Endeavor Business Media and Resource Innovation Institute announce the inaugural Resilient Harvests Conference to take place on November 1-2, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Long…

Protected Cropping Australia Conference 2022

How to get the most out of a horticulture workforce in challenging labor times

With labor challenges impacting Australian horticulture, a leading glasshouse vegetable producer says a key to optimizing and getting the most out of the workforce is providing an environment that is just as much about fun as serious work. Nicky Mann, WHS & Labor Manager from Family Fresh Farms on the…

Australian PC Strategy 2021-2030

"It's important to develop profitable and diversified value chains across protected cropping."

Hort Innovation has highlighted three key areas as part of the Australian Protected Cropping Strategy to deliver results for the sector over the next decade. Speaking at the Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) Conference 2022 at Coffs Harbour, Hort Innovation's Head of Research & Development Byron de Kock…

June 7

WUR to demonstrate horti robots

Wageningen University & Research is a research institute in agri and food robotics for both fundamental and contract research. On 7 June 2022, they will once again open the doors to the labs to show you some of the recent developments in this exciting and rapidly developing field. The Agro Food Robotics Parcours includes live demonstrations…

"The industry is estimated to be growing at around 5-7 per cent in Australia. That's phenomenal growth."

Protected Cropping Australia Conference 2022 launches in Coffs Harbour

Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) says while the horticulture industry has been through a challenging period with the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather events and market disruptions in recent times, there are some exciting times ahead. The organization's bi-annual conference was launched today at Coffs…

Photo report London Produce Show 2022

This year’s London Produce Show looked quite different to the previous editions which were held in the Grosvenor Hotel, in Park Lane, it had always been a boutique event which focused on presenting companies to the UK retailers. The event took place in the London ExCel in conjunction with the…

September 20-21

New international event for plant breeders

On September 20 and 21, 2022, Flier Systems and Propagation Solutions will host a new international plant breeding event, Propagate. The event focuses on growers of vegetable plants from all over the world.  The event takes place at the Van der Valk Hotel in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands. On day 1 there will be…

15:00-16:30 CET

Mini symposium on residue analysis takes place 21st April

Residue analysis of fruits and vegetables are an important part of the food safety policies of the fresh produce supply chain. In addition to legal requirements, supermarkets have their own unique requirements. As measurement techniques develop, more pesticides can be detected at lower concentrations. As…

Final chance to register for Protected Cropping Australia 2022

We are now less than 1 week away from the 2022 PCA Conference so now is the last chance to complete your registration. Attending the conference provides you with an…

Organic Produce Summit 2022 announces third educational session

With greater emphasis and importance placed on sustainability efforts from organic growers and the grocery community, industry leaders will examine how the organic fresh produce industry is addressing the obstacles, opportunities and the future of sustainability in the third Organic Produce Summit 2022…

Semillas Fitó's TomatoXperience showcased tomatoes

On March 2022, Semillas Fitó held the third edition of its TomatoXperience, a demonstration visit in which the company showcased its entire range of tomatoes and the continuous improvement that it brings to the market in all typologies. Despite the bad weather, the edition was a success as continuous…

Bart Jongenelen, Delphy

"Research and practice are not separate worlds here"

Bart Jongenelen of Delphy reports from a research site for soft fruits in Horst (The Netherlands). Delphy's International Soft Fruit Centre acts as an incubator for knowledge and innovation in soft fruit and as the 'living room' of the international soft fruit sector. "Research and practice are not separate…

Spanish region Almeria celebrates its tomato

As every year the event highlighted the value of tomato as the jewel in the crown of this Southern Spanish province. Almeria currently exports more than one trillion kilograms of tomatoes’ different varieties to the world every year. It is the most demanded product of the province by far. As consequence,…

France: mixed report for SIVAL 2022

The International Plant Production Techniques Exhibition (SIVAL) closed its doors last Thursday after three days of conversations and meetings at this unique fair in France, where materials and services were showcased for specialized plant productions: arboriculture, vegetable crops, seeds, viticulture,…

June 9

"Research and practice are not separate worlds here"

Bart Jongenelen of Delphy is speaking from the soft fruit research site in Horst (ISFC). Delphy ISFC acts as an incubator for knowledge and innovation in soft fruit and also as the 'living room' of the international soft fruit sector. "Research and practice are not separate worlds here," emphasizes Bart.…

Hydroponic farming: Delhi government provides special training to women

The Delhi government has started training women for underprivileged communities and physically handicapped individuals in hydroponics, a soilless agriculture system, to grow exotic vegetables such as lettuce, bok choy, parsley, rocket leaves, and fruits, among others, which are in high demand in…

22 March from 10.00 – 12.00 (CET)

Stimulating the horticultural sector to take action towards a 'Conscious Planet'.

The Indian Yogi and visionary Sadhguru meets with the Dutch horticultural sector on Tuesday morning March 22. Focus of this meeting lies on the Conscious Planet – Save Soil movement which Sadhguru launches this month. Sadhguru meets with Meiny Prins of Priva and Rob Baan of Koppert Cress. The event takes…

Hoogendoorn receives Sival D'or Innovation award for their process computer IIVO

This week Hoogendoorn Growth Management attended the SIVAL trade show for agriculture and horticulture, in Angers, France. With 700 exhibitors and 26,000 professional visitors each year, SIVAL is the trade fair that brings together everyone from the world of horticulture, viticulture, arboriculture and…

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India: looking back on the Women's Day webinar

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) and Alliance for Agri Innovation held a webinar on 'Women Leadership Building Sustainable and Inclusive Food System'. Eminent speakers from the Asia Pacific included Dr. Usha Barwale Zehr, Director and Chief…

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March 30

GrowON 2022 webinar series: lights, color, nutrients

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produce single wavelengths of light. These can be combined (i.e. red, blue and amber light) to provide various spectra of light required for plants to make their own nutrients. Not all wavelengths are equally important; however, and it was unknown if LED light produced the…

March 19

Almeria to be world’s tomato capital for one day

The city of Almeria will become, on Saturday 19th of March, the World’s Tomato Capital with a massive event. Like every year the value of tomato is highlighted as the fruits and vegetables’ jewel in the crown of this Southern Spanish province. Almeria currently exports more than one trillion kilograms of…

16-17, 19-20 May

Plant Empowerment to organize two workshops in Canada

The Plant Empowerment Foundation, in cooperation with the Dutch diplomatic network in Canada, is organizing two live two-day workshops in Canada this May. The first workshop…

May 30

University of Florida greenhouse training online 2022 program starts

What’s trending? Plants! What’s in short supply? Employees with horticulture education. Train yourself or your current employees with University of Florida IFAS Extension’s award-winning online program. All Greenhouse Training Online courses are taught in English and Spanish. The first course of the…

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March 16, 2 PM (ET)

How are you attracting talent to your business?

Attracting people to work in any position has never been more difficult. In this webinar, Neal Glatt from GrowTheBench.com will help you get a recruiting edge by discussing modern approaches to hiring. Attendees will learn how to write compelling job postings, how to use the latest recruiting technology,…

First speakers confirmed for the Indoor AgTech 2022

It's happening again, the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit 2022, which will take place in New York City on June 23 and 24. But now, we get to meet in person again. At the event growers, retailers, investors, seed companies and technology providers will meet to network and cultivate new commercial…

June 18 in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands:

100 days before reunion Higher Horticultural College Utrecht already 99 participants

With a hundred days to go, 99 participants have already inscribed for the reunion of alumni of the Rijks Hogere Tuinbouw School Utrecht (Higher Horticultural College) on June 18 this year. The course existed from 1948 to 1991 and approximately a thousand horticultural engineers have been graduated in…

CEA 4.0 comes back stronger with renewed program for 6 & 20 May 2022

Accelerating the development, advancement and efficiency of indoor farming

“This edition of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) 4.0 will focus on the current evolution of the indoor farming industry to explore how policy is developing with its integration into the sector, how we are helping to drive the circular economy forward, integration into traditional food systems,”…

PomoDay in Sicily for a new round smooth tomato with excellent yields

With over 300 visitors, the day centered around smooth round tomatoes (SVTH5013 by Seminis, a brand of the Bayer Group) held at the "Living Proof" research station in Marina di Acate (AG), Sicily, was a great success. It was the first PomoDay for this variety, suitable for autumn-winter cycles in Sicily.…

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March 10, 15:30 (CET)

Webinar: How many steps are between you and the food that you eat?

Too often food travels long distances from the moment it is produced to the final consumer. This ends up in loss of freshness, food waste, and a big carbon footprint. In this Webinar we give the floor to two innovative Dutch entrepreneurs who want to do it better. Their out-of-the-box business ideas that…

Record attendance growth at 2022 edition of Indoor Ag-Con Las Vegas

Just four months after its covid-delayed October 2021 edition in Orlando, the Indoor Ag-Con trade show & conference welcomed the indoor|vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry back for its February 28-March 1, 2022 run at Caesar Forum Las Vegas. And what a welcome it was.…

May 25-27

Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia event in Thailand awaits 300 international exhibitors

With three months to go before the in-person trade fair Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia, 25-27 May 2022 at the BITEC exhibition grounds in Bangkok, registered exhibitors from 26 countries have greeted the news this month that quarantine for vaccinated travelers to Thailand is no longer needed. Supported…

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March 16th,10:00 AM CST

Intercanopy lighting research: impact of light distribution on tomatoes and cucumbers

In this Fluence webinar, global experts will share the findings from extensive cucumber and tomato vine crop research in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands as well as multiple grower trials. Register below and tune in on Mar. 17 to see the results and participate in…

Photo report of trade show

Southern Exposure breaks attendance record

Last week, the Southeastern Produce Council held its annual Southern Exposure event, themed the Marvel of Produce in Orlando, FL. To say the event was well attended would be an understatement. It was busier than ever before with a sold-out keynote luncheon as well as a trade show. The social events also…

28-31 March

Protected Cropping Australia Conference 2022

Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) is Australia’s peak industry body for greenhouse and hydroponic growers. PCA would like to invite you to join for the bi-annual conference PCA2022 being held at Pacific Bay Resort in Coffs Harbour from 28-31 March 2022. A virtual registration option is also available.…

Winter Leafy Days 2022:

"Making the difference, also in leafy crops"

"Last week, the Winter Leafy Days 2022 concluded successfully. During these two weeks, Enza Zaden held more than 50 customized meetings in their demo field located in El Albujón (Murcia), both physically and digitally, allowing customers from all around the world to take part in the event. Participants…

27-29 September 2022

8th edition Seed meets Technology

The organization of Seed meets Technology is getting ready for the eighth edition of the event, especially for the seed technology sector. From 27 to 29 September 2022 everyone is welcome again in West-Friesland, in the Seed Valley. For more information and to register, click here.  Seed meets Technology,…

April 27-29

Second edition of GreenTech Americas in full preparation

GreenTech Americas is getting ready for their second edition on Wednesday 27, Thursday 28 and Friday 29 April in Querétaro Congress Center (QCC), Mexico. Mexico and its region Americas has a huge market potential for the horticulture industry. The show is a platform where innovative horticultural…

Photo report: Indoor Ag-Con 2022

This week the Indoor Ag-Con took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. We already updated you briefly on the trends in the industry - now it's picture time! The event combines a two-day conference with a trade show. Prior to this, a get-together was organized. Sponsored by Signify, participants were invited to join for an evening of Golf…

An online event in Agrocommunity on February 24

Innovation in emerging crops such as medical cannabis or microalgae under artificial lighting

The latest advances in innovation in emerging crops under artificial lighting will be presented in an online event that will take place on the agricultural audiovisual content…

Rapidly growing CEA industry discusses strengths and challenges at Indoor Ag-Con

Over 800 visitors, approximately 100 exhibitors, hours and hours of conference and thousands of handshakes, boxes, elbows and contact details being exchanged. The last two days, the Indoor Ag-Con connected the Northern American CEA industry - and the industry itself proved to be open to learning from…

Digitalization and sustainability in focus as International Strawberry Congress returns to Antwerp

The 4th International Strawberry Congress returns to Antwerp this September, promising an outstanding program of presentations, discussion and practical demonstrations based around the key topic of digitalization and sustainability. Under the theme ‘A Strawberry’s Journey: Leadership in a Digital and…

Vivid atmosphere on first day of Indoor Ag-Con

How do you optimize energy in your CEA facility, what sensors do you really need and what can you actually do with AI in your growing facility? Those are just some topics discussed on the first day of the Indoor Ag-Con, which takes place this week in Las Vegas, US. The event, also addressed challenges…


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