Freshfel Europe celebrates 20th anniversary plus International Year of Fruit and Vegetables

Freshfel Europe recently held its online annual event, celebrating its 20th anniversary and the International Year of Fruit and Vegetables 2021. The annual event, which was…

Purdue educational opportunities for small growers

The Purdue Student Farm and Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture invite farmers and produce growers to attend the Small Farm Education Field Day and Webinar…

Ontario: Community success with greenhouse worker vaccination education

The Workplace Wellness for Agri-Food Workers Task force, a collaboration of 16 community partners, are highlighting the success of COVID-19 education and vaccination of…

Photo Report: Hort Connections 2021

Queensland farmers Andrew and David Moon, from Moonrocks, picked up the top award at the National Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner, being crowned Grower of the Year. Moonrocks is a fifth-generation family farm in St. George producing vegetables including Onions, Garlic and Broccoli. “The Grower of the…

New dates for GreenTech Americas: 24–26 August 2021

Due to more favorable event days, GreenTech Americas will be moved from Sunday 15–Tuesday 17 August to Tuesday 24–Thursday 26 August. The first spin-off of GreenTech will be…

Webinar on 15 June, 16:30 – 17:45 (UTC +2)

Best practice cases from Americas illustrate success holistic approach

After the success of the first webinar "A one-stop solution to feed the world" starring the Chinese region, the American region will be addressed on 15 June. The content line is ‘co-creation for future-proof production’. Various speakers are scheduled to explain the relevant developments on a global…

Mini symposium on blueberry quality

The blueberry world is rapidly developing. With the introduction of new varieties, the rise of new production areas and the ever-increasing demands of consumers, blueberry quality has become even more important. The choices made in quality have an impact on the lives of millions of consumers. Every step…

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Man balancing on Swiss ball slicess 59 grapes to reclaim world record

A couple of men from Idaho, whose Guinness World Record for using a samurai sword to slice through grapes was defeated by another team, retook their record with a total 59. David Rush, who has broken more than 150 Guinness records to promote STEM education, stood on a Swiss ball, wielding a samurai sword…

20 teams participated in the competition

Winners of the first "China Agricultural Robot Innovation Competition" announced

The final winners of the "First China Agricultural Robot Innovation Competition" were officially announced. In the preliminary stage of this competition, 195 projects including domestic universities, scientific research institutes, and technology companies participated in the registration. In the end, 20…

Nutrient Management level 1 starts July 5

University of Florida greenhouse training online courses

Train yourself and your staff to make better decisions about fertilizer and plant nutrient management. Nutrient Management Level 1 is the second course of the award-winning…

June 29, 10:00 – 11:15 CET

Online seminar on modern greenhouse technologies

In the last decades, Israel has become one of the frontrunners on greenhouse technologies. It is not surprising that such innovative solutions arise precisely here: for a long time, the Israelis had to be self-sufficient, stimulating them to be innovative when it comes to growing crops on their poor…

Hort Connections event hears how vegetable exporters collaborated more during pandemic

A Queensland vegetable grower has told the Growcom Horticulture Export Congress how producers came together at the start of the pandemic to help keep international supply running. Speaking at the event, which is being run in conjunction with Hort Connections, National Sales Manager at Mulgowie Farming,…

Event on September 2nd-3rd in Munich, Germany

Learning transfer from the cannabis industry to the vertical farming industry

The Association for Vertical Farming is organizing a webinar focusing on technical aspects and experience of the invited experts: Emil Breza is Co-Founder, President, and CEO of AgricUltra Advancements. Bringing together his interdisciplinary technical expertise and many years of product development and…

Indoor Ag-Con October 4, 11:30 am – 12:20 pm

"Improving human wellness one farm at a time"

Sensei Ag CEO Sonia Lo will lead the Indoor Ag-Con keynote presentation, “Improving human wellness one farm at a time,” on Monday, October 4, 2021, from 11:30 am – 12:20 pm. A headliner event at the October 4-5, 2021 edition of the premier trade show and conference for the indoor and vertical farming…

US-Israel agriculture fund chooses 20 joint projects for $6.7 million investment

During its meeting held June 1st, the BARD board of directors approved the funding of grants and fellowships of joint US-Israel agriculture research and development in the sum…

Registration opens for PMA’s Global Retail Week

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has opened registration and announced the schedule for Global Retail Week, a week of sessions focusing on the latest in consumer and retail…

Free covered crop energy webinars

The Bioenergy Association and Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority (EECA) are hosting three webinars for covered crop growers. The webinars will provide growers with…

Three insights from the table talk about data-driven growing

"Historical data can help for future decision-making"

Why is it important to have a connecting party when you are collecting data as a grower? And can you collect too much data? Just two of the many topics that were discussed during the table talk of TechnoHouse online tour hosted by Rijk Zwaan. Three experts joined a discussion about data-driven growing.…

Viscon TV: Industry talks to keep you updated

Viscon TV is a brand new initiative by Viscon Group, providing inspiring studio sessions, podcasts and industry talks, by bringing together industry leaders to explore new trends, opportunities and sharing inspirational stories across the Agro&Food sector. The first episode of the series will feature an…

7-9 June

Best and brightest in Australian horticulture to be celebrated at Hort Connections 2021

A record number of nominees have been nominated for the National Awards for Excellence, the Australian horticulture industry’s most prestigious recognition, with 95 growers,…

The 3rd edition of the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge starts now

The first phase of the 3rd edition of the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge starts this week, the Online Challenge, a new element in this year's edition. This Online Challenge aims at testing machine learning and computer vision skills of participants of the AI community. More than 50 teams and 250…

June 8, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM CEST

Harvesting data at Ontario's agri-food research centres

Join the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance June 8 for a discussion on harvesting data at Ontario’s agri-food research centers and harnessing this data to advance research in the agri-food sector. The panel will focus on the new research station data access portal in Elora and how data is being used…

Webinar: Focus on digital plant imaging with Phenotyping Laboratory

The free 60-minute online plant imaging webinar will look at a range of plant imaging techniques and some of the advantages it offers for trait quantification and remote sensing in crops. It will be of interest to growers, producers, plant breeders, innovative SMEs, academics, and large ag companies…

"Children are the masters of the future"

Dutch and Chinese school work together for China Flower Expo

Last week was the official opening ceremony of the 10th China Flower Expo Park in Chongming, Shanghai. The Netherlands and Chongming have always had close ties and good exchanges in flower gardening and food production. The Rotterdam-PZH garden is also one of the twelve international friendly cooperation…

European Conference on Research & Innovation in the fruit and vegetable sector

AREFLH is organizing the international workshop: the “European Conference on Research & Innovation in the fruit and vegetable sector” that will take place online on Thursday…

From Spain to Greece by bike for a better future

"Zero Pollution" is the motto of European Green Week 2021. The biggest annual event to discuss environmental policy. This plan will contribute to creating a toxic-free environment throughout the Union by remediating pollution in the air, water, and soil. It will also address other initiatives relevant to…

'Fruit and vegetable sector is feeling upbeat about Fruit Attraction 2021, which will be an in-person event'

Fruit Attraction, the international trade fair for the fruit and vegetable sector, has confirmed that it is receiving numerous applications to take part in the next edition. The event is organised by IFEMA Madrid and FEPEX and has been scheduled to take place from 5 to 7 October. Already, 150 days before…

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June 16, 10:00 AM (CDT)

Webinar: lighting's role in plant propagation

Greenhouse growers and indoor farmers have long explored the application of on-site young plant production. As LED technology has evolved, greenhouse growers have adopted vertical farming techniques for young plant production, ultimately saving space and producing higher-quality plants before…

August 22-27

Symposium on growing media to be held in Ghent

GrowingMedia2021, the 2nd International Symposium on Growing Media, Soilless Cultivation, and Compost Utilization in Horticulture will be held in the historic university city…

June 15, 11AM (EDT)

Webinar: how AI-based breeding could be key to next-gen plant-based innovations

With the continuing surge in plant-based food alternatives worldwide, the industry is facing numerous challenges, namely, how to meet demand with innovative non-GMO products, how to squeeze out more efficiently from both production and the supply chain to make products more competitive and how to satisfy…

Online event about digital transformation in horticulture

"You have to use data to go from process management to insights"

The fact that digital events can work was demonstrated on 20 May during 'Keys to successful digital transformation in horticulture'. Almost 300 interested people from various countries saw how horticultural organizations shape their digital transformation and how they benefit from it. During the event,…

AmericanHort announces new on-demand education pass for Cultivate’21​

AmericanHort announces a new On-Demand Education Pass for Cultivate’21 and is now available for purchase. As the industry prepares to convene in Columbus, OH, July 10-13,…

Chefs and foodservice pros honored at PMA Foodservice conference

United Fresh will celebrate nine of the country's most innovative chefs and foodservice professionals this July during the PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo in Monterey, CA as…

May 27, 9:00 AM -12:30 PM EST; May 28, 9:00 AM — 1:15 PM EST

Omafra's controlled environment webinar series: plant empowerment workshop

OMAFRA is organizing a webinar series on controlled environment agriculture. The program can be found below. Registration:…

"All roads lead to green digitization"

"On a daily basis, my main activities are related to “Green Digitalization”, which we define as measuring and judging the crop in a digital way. I focus on using data from your cultivation to support you as growers in your strategic, tactical, and operational management decisions. My role is to be the…

D-Town Farms

These Detroiters seek nomination for a new USDA advisory commission on urban ag

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominees for a new 12-member national advisory committee on urban agriculture, and a Detroit group has a slate of potential candidates, any of whom could represent Detroit on the national body. The effort is part of a broader effort to focus on the…

"We can be more sustainable and easier on the environment’”

The chief executive officer of South Bend-based Pure Green Farms,  Joe McGuire, knows his team is using some of the most advanced technology in their indoor farm. “You've got these legacy supply chains out there, that have been in existence for a long, long time. And businesses just depend on them,” said McGuire…

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July 10-13, 2021

US (OH): What to expect at AmericanHort's Cultivate'21

AmericanHort will host Cultivate’21, an event for the entire horticulture industry, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohio on July 10-13, 2021. Watch this video to see Dr. Charlie Hall, AmericanHort Chief Economist, invite you to the conference: americanhort.wistia.com.AmericanHort will provide…

23 August - 3 September

Learn from the experts: online summer school on greenhouse horticulture

Wageningen University & Research is the “knowledge heart” of the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture, which is the most advanced and productive in the world. Scientists of Wageningen University & Research will share their unique knowledge with international students and researchers during this “Summer School”.…

USDA invests over $2.3M for innovative horticultural business research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced today an investment of over $2.3 million as part of the USDA Small Business Innovation Research Program. NIFA recently awarded eight grants totaling $812,939 to small businesses to improve plant…

TSI Italia has created a greenhouse exhibition, digitized and accessible online, from pc and smartphone

Virtual open day to overcome Covid restrictions

To overcome the limitations linked to Covid, TSI Italia has created a remotely accessible showcase. There are over sixty varieties exhibited, each one with one or more videos, photos and texts that describe thoroughly and in detail their characteristics. "This project was born from the need to continue to…

Webinar on the future of food production

"Cities can produce their own food when space is used in a smart way"

Building a greenhouse is one, but running it successfully in a long term is somewhat more complicated. This is exactly what Dutch horticultural suppliers have experienced in the past years. That's why they want to make Dutch expertise work in other countries too. With that goal in mind, a webinar was…

Intake now open

Ontario agri-tech innovation program to modernize workplaces

Recognizing the importance of keeping Ontario’s agri-food sector strong through the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Agri-Tech Innovation cost-share program will support…

Webinar: who's your perfect agtech leader?

Farming has been around for thousands of years, but investments in agricultural technology have exploded over the past five years. With over $130 billion in assets under…

Launch of the open innovation challenge in Quebec: Greenhouses

Cycle Momentum (formerly Accélérateur Ecofuel), founded by Cycle Capital, and Hydro-Québec are proud to announce the launch of the Open Innovation Challenge: Greenhouses as…

Special International Edition Primeur now available online

Last month AGF-Primeur distributed an international edition of the Primeur magazine to 3000 fresh produce companies in the Netherlands and Belgium and to 3500 fresh produce companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This Primeur edition has more than 200 pages of sector information, including an…

Registration open for Organic Produce Summit 2021

Retailer and general registration for Organic Produce Summit 2021 is now open for the live and in-person event being held on September 15-16 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in…

De Ruiter Seeds holds webinar on necessity of horticultural innovation

What are the main drivers of innovation today?

During yesterday's Bayer ForwardFarming webinar, Jan de Ruiter was one of the speakers. Jan is Sector Banker Agricultural at ABN Amro. He kicked off the live panel discussion…

Indonesia - The Netherlands improves cooperation on plant pests risk analysis

The Netherlands’ Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority from the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (NVWA) collaborated with Indonesia’s Center for Plant…

De Ruiter, Bayer ForwardFarming and BraZander Nursery announce joint collaboration

Bayer announced the first glasshouse farm, BraZander Nursery, has joined its growing Bayer ForwardFarming initiative—a platform for knowledge sharing on modern and sustainable agriculture on independently-owned farms. Currently, the Bayer ForwardFarming network embraces 24 other independent,…

New AgSafe resources address slip, trip, and fall hazards in B.C. agricultural workplaces

"Make sure your workers don't slip in the greenhouse"

Slips, trips, and falls are a leading cause of injury in agricultural workplaces. A new series of safety awareness videos and a workplace knowledge quiz released by AgSafe address some common slipping, tripping, and falling hazards and how to reduce the risk of injury. The videos are an introductory…

NZ: Increase mental fitness at the Horticulture Conference 2021

Growers are in an industry where so much is out of their control.  For example, the weather, availability of labor, the price paid for produce, and if the tractor’s got a flat tire this morning. Jimi Hunt specializes in mental fitness and is speaking at the Horticulture Conference 2021: Resilience and Recovery.…

Event will not take place this year

Asia Fruit Logistica rescheduled to 2022

Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show cannot take place in September this year because international business travel remains severely limited.  The severe limitation of international…

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NZ: Heather Feetham wins Pukekohe Young Grower competition

Heather Feetham, a 25-year-old production manager at T&G Fresh, has won the 2021 Pukekohe Young Grower competition. The competition tested the four contestant's vegetable and fruit growing knowledge as well as skills needed to be a successful grower. Contestants completed modules in marketing,…

May 6, 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 pm and May 13, 11:00 a.m. - 3:45 pm (EST)

Webinars on greenhouse and vertical farming production

As technology becomes available, new crops and production methods are expanding opportunities in Northern Ontario. ​Learn from the experts about some of the key things to consider when starting a project, what resources are available to help you on your way, and how municipalities can play a role in…

Biopesticide summit 2021 dates announced

The Biopesticide Summit, taking place via a virtual platform on Tuesday 6th July this year, will focus on regulatory challenges and calls for reform to create a regulatory environment that nurtures and supports the bioprotection industry. The COVID pandemic affected all areas of scientific research.…

5-7 October 2021

Fruit Attraction is getting ready for its re-encounter with the horticulture sector

Fruit Attraction, one of the main international trade fairs of the horticulture sector, organized by Ifema Madrid and Fepex, is to hold its in-person edition on 5-7 October in Madrid. This means that the commercial re-encounter of the horticulture sector just so happens to be taking place in the year…

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See the world’s biggest tropical greenhouse at Venice architecture biennale 2021

At this year’s Venice architecture biennale, visitors will be able to take a first look at tropicalia — what is set to be the world’s largest tropical greenhouse under a single dome. Presented by Zuecca projects, the exhibition will display architectural models, drawings, sketches, and videos of the…

US: This summer Michigan State University offers several online greenhouse courses

This summer, Michigan State University offers several online greenhouse courses. Greenhouse growers who are new to the industry or those who are interested in brushing up on their knowledge can now sign up for the summer sessions of four self-paced courses in Michigan State University Extension’s Online…

18 May, 14:00hrs (UTC+2)

Chinese high-tech agriculture Park in Jiashan central in webinar

Three internationally acclaimed best practice cases will be highlighted in a new three-part webinar series “A one-stop solution to feed the world”. The main objective is to connect the Dutch horticultural ecosystem with the rest of the world in order to contribute to solving the global challenge in…

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UK: Greenhouse manufacturer buoyed by Queen's award

"Glasshouses are linked to a romantic notion of Englishness"

Do the words romantic and comforting spring to your mind when you think of a greenhouse? No? Well, then probably you're not working with the craftmanship greenhouses of Hartley Botanic. The company was founded in 2938 and specialized in consumer greenhouses. They have become more popular over the last…

18 May, 14:00hrs (UTC+2)

Webinar: A one stop solution to feed the world

Three internationally acclaimed best practice cases will be highlighted in a new three-part webinar series “A one-stop solution to feed the world”. The main objective is to connect the Dutch horticultural ecosystem with the rest of the world in order to contribute to solving the global challenge in…

May 31 - June 25

University of Florida 2021 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 underlying horticultural science of plant growth. Greenhouse 101 is a great introduction to the Greenhouse Training Online program…

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Sino-Dutch exchanges in Shanghai

Many companies continue to do business as usual again and large exhibitions are being organized again in China. Although, due to the travel restrictions, many clients cannot travel to China. Therefore, Dutchsino seeks to play an important role for clients with their operations in China. In the past few months, they have noticed…

Winners announced for the 2021 CEA Awards

The winners of the 2021 CEA Awards were announced today. These awards were established to recognize distinguished individuals and organizations in the Controlled Environment…

Singapore awards $23 mln to grant call in urban food production

The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) has awarded over $23 million in funding to 12 projects under the grant call for research and development (R&D) in ‘Sustainable Urban Food…

New online Plant Empowerment course: ‘The power of integrated solutions’

On May 20th 2021, Plant Empowerment is launching a new ten-part online course for growers from all over the world. Held once a month, each session will focus on the importance…

FPC Future conference on November 4

Webinar: Robotics and Automation in horticulture

The session on Robotics and Automation – Post-farm Gate at FPC Future on 4 November will look at the technology being introduced that can facilitate earlier labeling and…

N.C. Farm to School program brings strawberry season to students

This week NCDA&CS will deliver four tractor-trailers loads of North Carolina-grown strawberries to schools across the state. The deliveries happen thanks to the N.C. Farm to School program – a collaborative effort between the department’s Food Distribution and Marketing divisions. The program offers 26…

FPC Future announces speakers at conference sessions on robotics in horticulture.

The session on Robotics and Automation – Post-farm Gate at FPC Future on 4 November will look at the technology being introduced that can facilitate earlier labeling and tracking of food products throughout the manufacturing supply chain, bringing numerous benefits, such as improved information for…

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New Ontario enhanced agri-food workplace protection program

The Enhanced Agri-food Workplace Protection Program Intake opened on April 22, 2021 for the new, $10 million Enhanced Agri-food Workplace Protection Program to help more…

Tomato grower hosts 7th annual 5K charity run

Lipman Family Farms, a field tomato grower based in Immokalee, FL, held its annual 5K Run for Backpacks as a hybrid event this past weekend. Each year, the company hosts this community event to raise money for its Backpack Giveaway and Back-to-School event in August, where backpacks full of school…

Priva Academy and HortiTech join forces

With the Priva Academy, Priva offers knowledge and courses in the field of horticulture. By working together with other parties, they are adding even more horticulture-related knowledge as well as expanding the range of courses offered. Priva is therefore pleased to announce that the first agreement with…

Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs

SACPA discusses challenges facing Albertan agriculture amid pandemic

Last Thursday, Lynn Jacobson - the president of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture – had an in-depth discussion with the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs. Among…

Hort Connections 2021 program taking shape

The program for Hort Connections 2021 is shaping up as one of the most exciting to date with industry leading experts set to present on the latest products, services and…

December 1-2

Organic grower summit 2021 presented by Western Growers and OPN

The Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Western Growers (WG) have formed a strategic partnership reflecting the importance of organic production and announced that WG will be…

2021 HortiflorExpo IPM took place in Shanghai

"The orange-colored Netherlands Pavilion attracted many visitors"

The 23rd HortiflorExpo IPM was held successfully from 15 to 17 April in Shanghai. This is the second-largest trade fair worldwide, and the largest in Asia for Floriculture, Horticulture, and the garden industry. This year, there were 26 Dutch companies that joined the Netherlands Pavilion, and there were…

22nd China International Vegetable Science and Technology Expo showcases 300 new vegetable varieties

On April 20, 2021, the 22nd China (Shouguang) International Vegetable Science and Technology Expo/2021 China (Shouguang) International Vegetable Seed Industry Expo opened its doors in Weifang, Shandong. The exhibition showcases the latest scientific and technological achievements of vegetables, seeds and…

Solidarity celebrated at Almería Tomato Week

Almería is the tomato capital of the world. The data say so, but also the tradition that is breathed in the province. Due to this reason, the Almeria Tomato Week is being held, an event that serves to value this product and that premiered its programming this Monday with the visit of Juan Manuel Moreno…

Farm at your fingertips: virtual farm tour in Florida

Foodies and agricultural enthusiasts can “visit” six farms across the county for the annual UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Farm Tour, which moved to a virtual format for this year. Beginning April 19, participants can access farm tour videos and participate in a virtual scavenger hunt for a chance to…

Sowing the seed: teaching kids to grow

Through a mix of fun-related activities including growing seeds, West Sussex Library Service is helping children to learn more about the importance of food for growing minds and bodies. Children can watch food-related stories online, take part in competitions, try cooking and science experiments with…

5-7 October 2021

Fruit Attraction: the world's first face-to-face horticultural fair

IFEMA and FEPEX have, via a virtual meeting, exclusively presented to the media the new edition of Fruit Attraction 2021, which will be held in person from October 5 to 7 in…

April, 29, 10:00 - 11.00 AM CET

Digital training: new system solutions for horticulture lighting

Are you interested in learning about the latest trends in efficient horticulture lighting design? Then join the free online training on April 29 from 10.00 to 11.00 am CET that will be held by Nicolai Heber – Product manager of OSRAM Digital Systems and gain fascinating insights on the innovations and…

Looking back at the 2021 Dutch Facility Horticultural Technology Matchmaking Conference

China: "Hubei has great potential for high-tech agricultural production"

On April 19, the "2021 Dutch Facility Horticultural Technology Matchmaking Conference" co-sponsored by Hubei Provincial Foreign Science and Technology Exchange Center and the Wuhan Representative Office of the Netherlands Trade Promotion Committee was successfully held. Wu Jun, Deputy Director of Hubei…

IPD Virtual B2B Event "Fresh Produce"

Fresh herbs, high-quality fruit and vegetables from new marketsMake contacts with reliable producers in individual online meetings Due to the cancellation of the Fruit…

27 May, 16.00 - 17.30 CEST

Online event: How to use data in growing decisions

30 MHz is happy to announce that they will participate in an online event organized by Rijk Zwaan. On the 27th of May, 30MHz will join a table discussion about Data-Driven…

April 29, 12:00–1:00 PM EST

Webinar on modified atmosphere packaging of fresh produce

Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) is instrumental for extending the shelf-life of packaged horticultural products and fresh cuts through modifying the package headspace gas…

First phase of 3rd International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge open for registration

Wageningen University & Research and Tencent are proud to announce that the first phase of the 3rd edition of the International Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge is now open for registration. AI experts of companies and start-ups, students, and researchers from universities and research institutes are…

April 15-17, 2021

Impression of Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai

After a busy start on Wednesday, the Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2021 is heading towards the end of the second day of this 3-day event at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. 700 exhibitors from 18 countries are promoting their products and services and this year, there are two country pavilions, a…

16-17 February 2022

AquaFarm & NovelFarm announce postponement: next edition will take place in Pordenone Fiere

Following a careful assessment of the possibility to let a physical event take place, Pordenone Fiere has decided to postpone AquaFarm and NocelFarm, alongside the new project…

April 20th, 12pm (PT)

New resource for organic tomato seed growers: free webinar and download

Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) and partners of the Tomato Organic Management and Improvement Project (TOMI) announced today two new tools to help growers produce tomato seed…

PMA challenges industry to grow a healthier world

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) will hold an executive workshop April 19 to mobilize the industry in support of the UN International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV).…

Rijk Zwaan organizes brand-enhancing studio meetings with its Sweet Palermo partners

Rijk Zwaan stays in close contact with its partners to exchange knowledge and provide them with valuable new market insights into current and future needs. Initiatives such as studio-based meetings help Rijk Zwaan to further develop the Sweet Palermo brand. Rijk Zwaan recently held a series of studio…

FPC Future announces speakers at one of the free to attend conference sessions

Safeguarding the future of growers around the UK means embracing a new era of innovation in pre-farm gate technology. Covid-19 is seeing previously unforeseen changes in the industry and these have brought many challenges and opportunities. Opportunities which can be built upon. FPC Future, an exhibition…

Center for Growing Talent

New opportunities for professional development

Center for Growing Talent by PMA has announced the newest addition to a suite of development opportunities for produce and floral industry young professionals. The new…

'Change for the long-term' message for earth day 2021

WayBeyond has taken up the sustainability challenge for Earth Day 2021 with a long-term focus on reducing food waste and optimizing natural resources. “Earth Day is one of the oldest and largest global movements when it comes to positive environmental changes. The 22 April event is supported by 75,000…

April 29, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

AgTech impacts on "future of food" - webinar

Join AmplifiedAg, Inc. CEO and founder, Don Taylor at the ‘Future of Food Under Climate Change’ virtual event as he discusses the increasing need for indoor farming and agriculture technologies in order to sustain safe food access for the planet’s population. Hosted by the National Institute of Social…

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SE Texas farms continue produce boxes with salad ingredients

SE Texas residents can sign up to get their April box of fresh produce from two local farms. Produce boxes from The Giving Field on Liberty St. and Donna’s Farm will include salad ingredients. Orders will be accepted until next Tuesday. The box, which will come with a recipe, will include salad mix,…

CPMA Fresh Week

Montreal-based wholesaler launches re-brand and announces acquisition

This week, from April 12 – 16, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association holds its annual convention. The event will be fully online and is free to anyone who would like to attend. “It is an important event for us,” says Jessica Dubé with wholesale company Canadawide. “The event always brings new…

May 7, 11am – 12pm EDT

Indoor farm in North Carolina hosts opening event

BrightFarms is hosting an event on May 7, 2021 to celebrate the grand opening of their next farm in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The event is open to the public and will…

CPMA Fresh Week kicks off

Opting out of the NFL season to work in long-term care

Yesterday, CPMA’s virtual Fresh Week officially kicked off with a well-attended Keynote session. George Pitsikoulis, CPMA Executive Member and President/CEO of Canadawide interviewed Laurent Duvernay -Tardif, Super Bowl Champion and Graduate in Medicine. The Super Bowl champion elaborated on his decision…

April 20, 12-3 pm

Course on good agricultural practices for producing hydroponic fruit and vegetables

The Ohio State University, in partnership with CropKing is, offering a virtual hydroponic GAP training on April 20, 2021, from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM EST. GAPS (good agricultural…

Deadline May 10

CAN: Greenhouse carbon tax relief grant program is accepting applications

Through the Greenhouse Carbon Tax Relief Grant Program (GCTRG), the B.C. government provides carbon tax relief to B.C. commercial vegetable, floriculture, wholesale nursery,…

Start hortipreneurial center of excellence in Western Cape, South Africa

Climate change hits South African agricultural productivity and food security due to the increase of extreme droughts and rainfalls. The Western Cape has been one of the most affected regions, so much that in 2018 Cape Town became the first major world city to run out of water. Besides, unemployment is…

postponed event will combine online & offline

GreenTech to take place again in September 2021

It will be a bit later than the previously announced dates in June, but coming September the suits can go back to the dry cleaners and it will really be time to say goodbye to your corona-hair. Then all growers, suppliers, investors and other stakeholders are welcome again at GreenTech. Physically in…

How produce performed at retail stores throughout the pandemic to date

SEPC Southern Exposure’s annual Power of Produce presentation

After being postponed from its usual February date, SEPC Southern Exposure 2021 kicked off this week. Yesterday featured the annual Power of Produce educational session, where Anne-Marie Roerink, President of 210 Analytics, discussed a few of the key point of this annual report which is available through…

webinar Tuesday April 13

How to manage plant stress and improve crop performance

Registrations for the WayBeyond webinar 'How to manage plant stress and improve crop performance' are now open. For this interview-style webinar, guest expert Dr. Nadia Sabeh Ph.D (AKA Dr. Greenhouse) will be sharing her insights on the importance of VPD for growing healthy and productive plants. If you…

April 20, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Master class "This is not a greenhouse!"

On Tuesday April 20, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, the IFSB-Institut de Formation Sectoriel du Bâtiment offers a free webinar on the theme: "This is not a greenhouse." Do you…

SEPC

Southern Exposure wraps up successful in-person event

Last month, in-person trade shows returned to our industry with Viva Fresh in Texas. This week, it was SEPC’s turn with their Southern Exposure show. After postponing the event from its usual February date, the Southeast Produce Council was able to successfully hold the event with both in-person and…

Mexico: Agricultural companies to present a plan to rescue agricultural laborers

Given that agricultural day laborers have become a priority focus for Mexico's trade agreement with the United States and Canada (T-MEC), national agricultural entrepreneurs…

NZ: Fresh tomato summer promotion

TomatoesNZ invested in a new fresh tomato promotional campaign to remind kiwis to enjoy tomatoes during the peak of the summer season, from mid-November to the end of February, whilst supply was plentiful.   A series of rotating ads were used on Facebook and interactive stories on Instagram under a new “NZ Tomatoes”…

Videos about digital horticulture: 7 webinars by 30MHz

Digital horticulture is a vast and rapidly evolving field. 30MHz has organized a series of webinars about a wide range of topics. From how to get started with a data platform, to the capture of O2 and photosynthesis data. 30MHZ has listed their English spoken webinars and horticulture videos in this…

JD Corporate

China: plant factory sparks children's interest in agriculture

JD hosted nearly 100 primary school students and their teachers for a field trip at its hydroponic plant factory in the Tongzhou district of Beijing. The event was part of a larger program that started last year in which JD offers the plant factory as a high-tech educational facility for elementary and…

April 9 and 12

Free French webinars on raspberries and tomatoes

Cascade, a French technology company specialized in the development of formulations for different types of macro-tunnel or greenhouse covers with unique light control…

PMA town hall

Foodservice sees improvement as restaurants wrap up a strong first quarter

This week’s PMA virtual town hall featured speakers from the foodservice industry and examined how the foodservice industry has been bouncing back in recent months. Peter Rosenberg, Director of Operational Support at Texas Roadhouse, Brandon Stewart, President and CEO of Starboard Investments and…

UGA Horticulture Club helps grow scholarship funding

Students in the University of Georgia’s Horticulture Club are growing more than plants. They’re also growing support for current and future Bulldogs. In January, the UGA Horticulture Club donated a total of $27,200 to two scholarship funds, the Horticulture Scholarship Fund and the Paul Thomas…

Tom Stenzel and Cathy Burns answer questions about new association

The mantra for this merger is ‘better together’

On March 31st, the United Fresh Produce Association and the Produce Marketing Association announced that starting January 1st, 2022, the two associations will combine to form one global association. Yesterday April 1, Tom Stenzel and Cathy Burns hosted a call to answer any questions about what this…

A series of online events by Osram

Online trainings on digital systems

Find here an overview of all Osram's upcoming live online webinars. New system Solutions for Horticulture LightingLearn in this online training about new and efficient ways to support designs in horticulture lighting. Speaker: Nicolai Heber, DI DS Product Management. April, 29. 2021, 10:00 - 11.00 AM CET…

May, 20, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CEST)

Online event with Mprise Agriware

On May 20, Mprise Agriware will host an event that will feature three companies in horticulture worldwide. "We are proud to have them as our guests during this online event, titled: 'Keys to successful digital transformation in horticulture'," they say.  In this dynamic world, the pace of technological developments…

June 15-17

AgroWorld Uzbekistan to showcase services for fruit and vegetable growing

Manufacturers of structures, technological equipment, and materials for greenhouses, equipment for grading, processing, and packaging vegetable produce, seeds, fertilizers,…

WayBeyond finalist in New Zealand high-tech awards

WayBeyond has positioned itself for a podium finish at the NZ High-Tech Awards this year after being announced a finalist. The annual Awards cover ICT, electronics, software, biotechnology, creative, telecommunications, and digital media and have been running for almost 30 years.   WayBeyond is entered into the…

Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia event and trade fair program for 2021/2022

Trade fairs for Southeast Asia with attractive event formats – “Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia regional summit” in 2021– “Agritechnica Asia Live” in March 2022 –…


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