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Twenty peppers in one minute

That is one hot girl... Woman wins Chinese chilli-eating contest

While last Sunday temperatures in Yichun city, Jiangxi province almost dropped to freezing point, locals and tourists took part in a chilli-eating contest. The participants have to devour as many of the fiery peppers as possible within a time limit. Courageous Yichun native Yi Huan took home a bar of gold and was crowned 'Chilli…

Germany, Mexico, Iran, Azerbaijan, Qatar and Brazil

International interest for HortiContact Tour 2019

The preliminary registrations for the HortiContact Tour (19 and 20 February 2019) show that international growers around the world travel to the Netherlands to become acquainted with the latest developments in Dutch greenhouse horticulture. Over the past period, the organization received registrations of…

Market explorations during ICOP 2018

During the last ICOP 2018 the market was explored by the producer organizations. "We operate in a supply and not in a demand market," said moderator Andrade Goncalo, president of Portugal Fresh. The market and trends were discussed by Cindy van Rijswick of Rabobank and Wilco van den Berg of the…

ICOP 2018

“Don’t work together for subsidies but for a better future”

Working together because it results in European subsidies isn’t fertile ground; this became apparent at the 13th ICOP congress. However, working together because it’ll be better for growers in the end, is one way to professionalise and face future challenges. The Netherlands was the host country for the…

EU organizes agri-food mission to United Arab Emirates

Registrations to be part of the business delegation that will accompany agriculture and rural development Commissioner Phil Hogan in his high-level mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are now opened . The visit, happening in February 2019, aims to facilitate European agricultural food and drink…

The future of soil disinfestation in the European regulatory climate

At the 9th International Symposium on soil and substrate disinfestation held in Crete, Greece in September scientific experts of the International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS), discussed the important challenges faced by European growers due to the lack of plant protection solutions for the…

Netherlands: Preparations Mastercourse Vegetables in full swing

The end of October marked the start of the first Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture in the Netherlands. This two-week training consisted of visits to leading ornamental…

January 24-25, Essen

Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs Days at IPM Essen focus on young, urban target groups

Above all, the young, urban (and mostly also affluent) purchasers want healthy, sustainable and regional products. This new customer generation is increasingly bringing different requirements to the green sector. But how should the producers and the trade best serve this target group which is becoming…

Central Asia is ramping up the greenhouse acreage

Photo report: GrowTech Eurasia 2018

With Russia willing to buy most of the produce and import taxes being very favorable thanks to government support, Central Asia is ramping up its greenhouse acreage. Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Uzbekistan were the hot topics during last week's GrowTech Eurasia. The exhibition was held in Antalya, Turkey.…

Last chance to register for MSU Extension Online Greenhouse Courses

Are you looking to brush up on your knowledge on greenhouse topics such as greenhouse lighting, biological control, or fertility? Do you have an employee that could benefit? It is your last chance to register for the winter sessions of three self-paced courses in  Michigan State University Extension ’s  Online College…

Final day to save 20% on Indoor Ag-Con Asia passes & exhibition tables

You have just one more day to take advantage of the cyber week savings of 20% off regular passes and exhibition tables for Indoor Ag-Con Asia using the code CYBERMONDAY at their website. The code expires at midnight PST on Friday, November 30, 2018, so now’s your last chance to snag some savings. For more information: indoor.ag/register-for-passes

Sneak peek: Third day of GrowTech Eurasia

In Antalya, Turkey, the end of the third day of the GrowTech Eurasia is near. Though slightly less busy than yesterday, it's still crowded in the aisles.  The exhibition offers an entrance to both the domestic market as well as the international market and even though various companies operate in both, the difference is…

Rainlevelr Event on water management attracts many growers

"First more reservoir valves and then look further at water and drought"

Many Dutch growers are in favor of having a special valve installed in their reservoir to make room for new rainwater in the event of extreme rainfall, as it turned out during the Rainlevelr Event organized by the Delfland Water Board on 19th of November. At the same time, not all growers are aware of…

November 12-14, Austin

US (TX): “Get Plugged In” at AgGateway’s Annual Conference

Registration is now open for AgGateway’s Annual Conference, “Get Plugged In”, coming November 12-14 to the Sheraton Austin Hotel at The Capitol, Austin, Texas. AgGateway's…

Greenhouse Technology Village at Macfrut: a fair within the fair

The innovation of greenhouse technology is ongoing so, for the 2019 edition, Macfrut has organised a fair within the fair. "The Greenhouse Technology Village is an area at the East entrance to the pavilions destined for producers of technology, materials and technical means as well as seed companies and specialized nurseries,"…

January 7-8, Lexington

US (KY): Growers to gather at Fruit and Vegetable Conference

Fruit and vegetable producers will find much information to help their enterprises at the 2019 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 7-8 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel. Preconference sessions on Sunday, Jan. 6 will begin with a vegetable roundtable discussion from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and a tree and small…

Investments might be slow, but atmosphere's high in Turkish horticulture

The second day of the GrowTech Eurasia is in full swing and the exhibition is very crowded today. Even though the Turkish market has been a bit slow this year due to the Lira exchange rates and insecurities in the market, growers still make fair prices - only investments have slowed down. For suppliers the markets…

January 10, ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Netherlands: International Soft Fruit Conference 2019

On Thursday 10 January 2019, Delphy and BVB Substrates will be organizing the ninth ‘International Soft Fruit Conference’. The venue for this event will again be the ‘1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen’ in ‘s-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands. The ISFC 2019 will include a wide range of presentations that cover many…

December 4-6, Kyiv

"More than 100 exhibitors to participate at Fresh Business Expo Ukraine"

From 4-6 December 2018 the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kyiv will host the 7th edition of Fresh Business Expo; the only trade event in Ukraine that exclusively targets the complete chain of fresh produce. The exhibition has been organized since 2011. Every year the exhibition gathers a great number of…

Growtech starts in Antalya

It might be a rainy day in Antalya, but that's of no concern to the horticultural industry. The Growtech Eurasia kicked off this morning, and up until Saturday it will be all about growing there. It hasn't been an easy year for the Turkish industry. The downfall of the lira provided some serious concern, and investments have slowed down. However,…

Teaching growers IPM Mastery

Yesterday was the first day of the eco-friendly greenhouse grower IPM Mastery course which will last throughout the week until Friday 30th November. The course covers key elements of effective leadership and common pests, including their look, behavior and treatment using live bugs and other explanatory mediums. As well, there was in depth training on financial consequences…

Australia’s largest ever agricultural innovation trade fair gets underway

Australia’s biggest agricultural innovation trade fair, GFIA In Focus Australia, is off to a flying start, with almost 2,000 registered visitors to attend the event. Aimed at helping Australian farmers and agribusinesses improve the sustainability and sophistication of food production, a number of high-profile delegates from…

Photo report: Horticultural suppliers at ExpoSE, Karlsruhe

With the rise of horticulture in soft fruit, the amount of horticultural suppliers at the ExpoSE exhibition in Karlsruhe has also grown. The last couple of years the German exhibition is a meeting place for the horticultural industry, active in either the German or the European soft fruit cultivation.  The exhibition focuses…

Iran-EU conference on agro-food cooperation in Tehran

In Tehran, a joint conference on the development of agricultural cooperation, standards and agro-food trade between Iran and the EU commenced on Monday. It was attended by…

2018 Asian Fruit and Vegetable Exposition welcomes crowd of journalists on the first day

The 2018 Asian Fruit and Vegetable Exposition officially opened in Shanghai on November 21st, 2018. The exposition halls were extremely crowded on the first day. The exposition was divided in two specialized areas. One area was devoted to companies involved in pre-harvest processes such as greenhouse and…

NL Queen Máxima visits the greenhouses of the Horticultural Centre

As part of the state visit of Singapore, Queen Máxima visited the greenhouses of the Horticultural Centre in Bleiswijk together with President Halimah Yacob of Singapore yesterday. Photo: Twitter Royalty Tweets The visit was focused on sustainable (city) agriculture. Ben Geerlings, international communication adviser of WUR, present at the visit: "Singapore…

Photo recap: Horti China 2018

It's picture time again! This time we've recapped Horti China for you. The exhibition, organized last week in Shanghai, was well visited. Alongside the event a lot of interesting seminars, courses and workshops were given during this exhibition. The complete show was divided in two parts, Horti Tech and Horti Fresh (for fruit trade), and…

November 29, Bogotá

Colombia: Dutch delegation to talk about how to feed cities

The "Feeding the Cities" conferences is an event organised by the Agriculture Department of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Colombia, in close collaboration…

February 14, Hull

UK: Next Generation Growing Workshop

Join the AHDB for a final workshop to share the results of the GrowSave pilot study group project, Next Generation Growing (NGG).  This workshop is an opportunity for protected edibles, protected ornamentals and soft fruit growers to learn from other growers that took part in the NGG project. It will allow delegates to learn from growers…

November 30, Kintnersville

US (PA): Farm-to-table dinner to benefit Rolling Harvest Food Rescue

Back for the fourth time, Eclectik Domestic brings upscale farm-to-table fare to the greenhouse at Peace Tree Farm to benefit Rolling Harvest Food Rescue on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 7pm. At one long, elegant table surrounded by growing plants, community members and new friends will gather to enjoy a…

HortiContact 2019 launches new theme area: Soft Fruit Experience

Exhibition organizer Easyfairs launches a new theme area at HortiContact 2019: Soft Fruit Experience. The theme area will have its own place on the exhibition floor. Here are companies that are specialized in soft fruit in greenhouses: from strawberry to blackberry and from raspberry to berry. In…

Speakers announced for UK Brassica and Leafy Salad Conference

As well as separate technical sessions for brassicas and leafy salads, next January’s UK Brassica and Leafy Salad Conference will feature speakers addressing crucial issues…

First day of Horti China 2018 turns out to be very busy

Horti China 2018 kicked off with a very busy first day. The exhibition is divided in two different parts. One part is Horti Tech, which consists of greenhouses, agricultural high-tech and agricultural equipment companies. The other part is Horti Fresh, which consists of different fruit and vegetables…

Cees Veerman sounds alarm on difficult restructuring of Westland horticulture

"Will the Westland still have horticulture in twenty years' time?"

Whilst the Netherlands might be the forerunner when it comes to greenhouse techniques, the market situation is anything but next-level. Over the last couple of years growers went through hard times and especially the future of the Westland area is facing challenges. Recently former minister, but also…

Photo report: Expo Agroalimentaria 2018

Here it is, the photo report of last week's Expo Agroalimentaria that was held in the town of Irapuato, Mexico. Even though there was a rainy start to the show and colder-than-usual weather it was a busy trade show, with Thursday being the busiest of all four days. Click here for the 2018 Expo Agroalimentaria photo recap.…

Australian growers visit innovative colleagues

Australian peak bodies, the Hydroponic Farmers Federation (HFF) and Protected Copping Australia (PCA), recently partnered with Chisholm Institute of TAFE, De Ruiter Seeds and Signify to present a Grower Innovation day. The event was held at Chisholm Institute of TAFE’s Cranbourne Campus, which is also home to the…

Photo report MJBizCon 2018

Horticulture reaches out to solve challenges in the cannabis market.

Out of the 1000+ participants of the MJBizCon, a serious percentage has a background in horticulture or indoor farming. The industries tried to connect last week on the 7th edition of the show.  We're not going to inform you again on the massive crowd finding its way to last week's MJBizCon exhibition in Las Vegas. It's…

March 13-15, Ho Chi Minh City

"HortEx Vietnam 2019 floor plan already more than 80% filled"

The first edition of HortEx Vietnam was launched from 14-16 March 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City. Based on this launch and growing interest in the Vietnamese and South East Asian market the organisers aimed to double the exhibition in terms of size for 2019. At present the organisers are very pleased to see that more than…

June 24-26, Melbourne

Australia: Adam Liaw headlines Hort Connections 2019 as early-bird registrations open

Delegate registrations are now open for Hort Connections 2019, the biggest business and networking destination for the Australian horticulture industry, which will be held at…

First day report

Smooth start for 2018 China International Fruit and Vegetable Exposition

The China International Fruit and Vegetable Exposition opened today in Beijing. The first day attracted large crowds of company representatives and visitors from all over the world. Exposition entrance There were three types of company that participated in the exposition: overseas companies, Chinese companies and the Beijing Xinfadi…

"Indoor growers lacked important seed knowledge, limiting their businesses"

As indoor agriculture matures, many advanced farms are looking to develop seed programs to improve their farm economics and give them an edge over competitors, especially in leafy greens. Given this, former American Seed Trade Association executive and Asia & Pacific Seed Association board member…

Mexico: Expo Agroalimentaria comes to an end

After a very busy Thursday, the 22nd edition of the Expo Agroalimentaria will close its doors today. Again this year, it seems to have been a good show for both exhibitors and visitors, offering the opportunity to explore the agricultural opportunities in this market that's been on the rise for several…

Horticultural suppliers out in the open at MJBizCon

The second day of the MJBizCon came to an end yesterday, and to anybody visiting the exhibition it became clear horticulture has outed themselves in the marijuana business. While suppliers tended to prefer anonymity over the last couple of years - using other names or exhibiting under suppliers - this…

CPVO highlights EU plant variety protections at IP Key SEA conference

Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) President Martin Ekvad briefed officials from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam on the EU plant variety protection (PVP) system at the IP Key SEA ‘Conference on the Benefits of the International Union for Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)’ on 8…

Everything is crowded at the MJBizCon

Over 1,000 exhibitors, aisles packed with visitors and long queues for the on-site registration. The first day of the MJBizCon 2018 showed the developments in a tumultuous, rapidly expanding market.  The new PL Light Systems stand could not be overlooked!  Bigger than ever It's the seventh time the marijuana industry unites during the MJBizCon - and…

February 18-20, Wageningen

Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms 2019: extra course announced

In 2019 the Horticulture & Product Physiology group, together with Wageningen Plant Research, will organize two editions of the course on Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms. As the first edition of the course (13-15 Feb 2019) is fully booked, registration is now open for a second edition which will be…

Expo Agroalimentaria

Labor shortage makes Mexican growers shift to automation

After a slow start on Tuesday, it was a busy day at the Expo Agroalimentaria yesterday with growers looking for solutions for all kinds of things. Also this year, one of the most heard issues that growers are encountering is the shortage of labour. At the show, we're therefore seeing an increasing amount…

January 15, Angers

"Root in and boost your international plant projects"

Are you looking for new agricultural suppliers in France? Are you considering setting up your business in France? Are you willing to go international and build scientific, technological or business partnerships? The VIBE is made for you. The VIBE is the International Business Convention of the SIVAL, taking place next January, Tuesday…

January 2-9, Tucson

US (AZ): Hydroponic intensive workshops at CEAC

The Controlled Environment Agriculture Center at the University of Arizona is currently preparing for the Hydroponic Intensive Workshops event on January 2-9, 2019. Practical info Dates: January 2-9, 2019 Ticket cost: 1,195.00 USD CEAC’S unique facilities support a quality learning experience, where knowledge from classroom lectures is immediately applied in the greenhouse. Each course contains 40+ hours of lecture and hands-on…

Pick up your free Greenhouse Guide in Irapuato!

Mexico: Rainy start to Expo Agroalimentaria

The Expo Agroalimentaria Guanajuato is on. Yesterday, the first day of this four day event, saw a slightly slow start, kicking off with some showers in the morning. Despite slow traffic and the rainy start, the atmosphere among the exhibitors is positive; many of them are happy with the current growth of the Mexican…

UK: Bionema and Swansea University to host inaugural Biopesticide Summit

Swansea University and Swansea University-based company Bionema Ltd are to host the inaugural Biopesticide Summit next year to address the pressing need to develop alternatives to chemical pesticides. The recent banning of chemical pesticides by the European Union (EU) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests…

June 11-13, Amsterdam

"Sustainability is at the heart of GreenTech"

GreenTech is all about sustainability for production of crops. Mariska Dreschler, Director of Horticulture at RAI Amsterdam and others share how solutions, products and knowledge regarding sustainability are the heart of GreenTech. For more information: GreenTech www.greentech.nl

November 19, Meriden

UK: GrowSave Glasshouse heating and lighting for soft fruit

Want to know how heating and lighting can benefit soft fruit crops? GrowSave are hosting a day event for the Soft Fruit sector, focusing on how improving heating and lighting can benefit…

2018 ExpoAgroAlimentaria to kick off next week

Yet again the time has come for growers and suppliers from around the world to join together in agricultural exploration at the Expo Agroalimentaria show in Irapuato, Mexico, November 13th to 16th. During this 22nd edition of the Expo, with 1,300 exhibitor spaces and a total surface of more than 63…

November 27-28, Brisbane

Protected cropping heralded as ideal system to help supercharge Australian agriculture

‘Sustainable growth’ is the key phrase underpinning the Australian Government’s plans to make the nation’s agricultural industry a $100 billion industry by 2030. Yet with widespread and continued drought conditions challenging these ambitious plans, growers are looking to new solutions to ensure more…

June 17-21, Wageningen

International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis

These are exciting times for the discipline of soil and plant analysis. Global demand for food is rising year by year, increasing the need for agricultural entrepreneurs to…

Australia: Vegetable scholarships for Masterclass in Horticulture Business

Are you a professional working in the horticulture industry who wants to take their career to the next level? No matter what your level of expertise, no matter what your ambition, the Masterclass in Horticultural Business is a flexible program tailored to your needs, designed by some of horticulture’s best from around…

November 21-23, Shanghai

The transforming power of vertical farming - Scaling businesses

The AVF will return to Asia for its 4th Vertical Farming conference. Horti China is Asia’s most important agriculture and horticulture trade exhibition, with over 40,000…

November 5-6, Hanoi

Making agro-food markets work for ASEAN

The OECD-ASEAN region outreach event, Making agro-food markets work for ASEAN, will take place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 5th-6th November 2018. The 1.5-day event will bring…

US (CA): Congressman Carbajal headlines Santa Maria outreach conference for Latino growers

Congressman Carbajal (D – Santa Barbara) will open California's fourth annual Growing Together Latino Farmer Conference, to be held Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, in Santa Maria, Calif. This annual conference is unique in that it brings together Latino farmers to learn about conservation, best business…

Challenges and opportunities for organic certification in vegetable production systems

On Friday October 19, 2018, partners of the Global Challenges Programme project “Horticultural food systems in Chile and Uruguay (HortEco)” organized a workshop entitled “Challenges and opportunities for organic certification in vegetable production systems” in Chile. Image: Escuela de Agronomía - PUCV The objective…

US (NM): Food safety trainings for produce growers

No one growing produce wants to inadvertently make people ill because of poor food safety practices. Three training sessions will be held in New Mexico to help fruit and vegetable growers meet the regulatory requirements included in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule.…

November 13, Las Vegas

Industry partners and experts unite for second annual educational summit at MJBizCon

Industry suppliers with deep rooted horticultural histories will once again host a unique educational summit, supported by MJBizCon prior to their 7th annual show for cannabis professionals in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, November 13th, the Advancing Cannabis Cultivation Technology Summit (ACT) will bring…

Fresh Summit exhibitors donate 250,531 pounds of fresh produce

Food banks around Orlando and the Florida Panhandle will receive large donations of fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables in the following days to distribute to their…

Wanted: ICT solutions for fresh produce chain

The EU Fresh Info Forum is challenging start-up companies to present their disruptive solutions. The Tsunami of Technology will be the central theme of the Business Forum, to…

November 13, Cranbourne Melbourne

Australia: Greenhouse Tour and Workshop at Chisholm TAFE

PCA and HFF members are invited to a free Greenhouse Tour and Workshop at Chisholm TAFE, Cranbourne Melbourne on 13/11/18, including lunch sponsored by De Ruiter. Learn about LED lighting, vertical farming and automation for ultimate control. Network with fellow growers and allied trade. Visit Chisholm TAFE Precision Growing Centre (Glasshouse) tour High Tech Research and…

December 12-13, Monterey

"Technology is not just for Big Ag"

The expanding use of technology by organic growers, regardless of the size of their operation, will be the topic of an educational session at the upcoming Organic Grower…

Obituary:

Founder of G's Group passes away

Guy Shropshire, the inspirational farmer, agricultural innovator and founder of the G’s Group, one of Europe’s leading salad and vegetable suppliers, has died just short of his 93rd birthday. His…

Codema celebrates 10 years in China

Codema will celebrate its 60 years of existence at the end of this year and at the same time, its 10th year in China. The past decade resulted in several projects in the field of efficient cultivation and water management systems within modern glasshouses. As an exhibitor (Booth No. 2HE015) of 2018 Horti China this…

November 2-11, Toronto

CAN (ON): University highlights innovation at Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

From learning about aquaponics to seeing how lights can be used to grow plants on Mars, visitors to the 2018 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) will view cutting-edge…

First International Berry Seminar in Mexico

Biobest Mexico was proud to celebrate the First International Berry seminar in the state of Jalisco, right in the heart of this rapidly growing sector of Mexican horticulture. It is a region with more than 6000 hectares of berries, that houses the largest international companies - including Driscoll and…

November 21-23, Rotterdam

International Conference of Producer Organisations for fruit and vegetables comes to the Netherlands

This year’s International Conference of Producer Organisations (POs) for fruit and vegetables (ICOP 2018) will take place in the Dutch harbour town Rotterdam from November 21st to 23rd. Founder and organiser of the ICOP-platform is the Austrian consultancy gfa-consulting gmbh. This year’s co-organiser is…

February 21-22, Arlington

US (VA): USDA announces 2019 Agricultural Outlook Forum

Early bird registration is now open for the 95th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum (AOF), the largest annual meeting of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This two-day…

January 23, Peterborough

UK: Brassicas and Leafy Salads Conference

The forthcoming UK Brassica & Leafy Salad Conference will be held on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at the KingsGate Conference Centre, Peterborough. This conference and trade show is for all those involved in the production or allied to these significant industries from home and abroad. A Conference Dinner will be…

Photo Report: Fruit Attraction 2018

From the 23rd to the 25th of October Madrid was filled with visitors for Fruit Attraction 2018. Exhibitors showed their goods in 10 halls across the fair. Every year the number of visitors, exhibitors and halls grows. Although the event hasn't reached Berlin numbers and size yet, exhibitors can feel this…

July 14-18, Charlotte

US (NC): International Symposium on Vegetable Grafting

The ISHS will organize the Second International Symposium on Vegetable Grafting in Charlotte, North Carolina (United States of America). Abstract submissions are open now. The Symposium Organizing and Scientific committees invite you to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. Suggested topic areas are…

January 27-31, Tenerife

International Symposium on Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climates

The XI International Symposium on Protected Cultivation in Mild Winter Climates hosting also the first International Symposium on Nettings and Screens in Horticulture will be held from 27 to 31 January 2019 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural…

Tomato breakfast at the PMA

With an American breakfast, you can almost be sure that you are going to stuff yourself with calories. Fried chicken, waffles, whipped cream, pancakes, you name it. That was really not the case during the PMA (Produce Marketing Association) trade fair. At the breakfast that Axia Vegetable Seeds, together with sister company US…

November 6, Wageningen

Netherlands: Global Future Farming Summit

The agricultural sector is facing a huge challenge: to produce more food using fewer resources while reducing any negative effects on society and the environment. The urgency for agricultural production systems to change is at an all-time high, but for the first time in decades, current technological…

Busy first day at Fruit Attraction

Yesterday, on Fruit Attraction's first day, it was already pretty busy. Over the last ten years, this trade show has evolved from a Spanish producer's fair into an international trade event. Many exhibitors find the friendly atmosphere and the show's timing, just before the winter, to be a breath of…

Programme fourth EU Fresh Info Forum

Focus on impact of technology ‘tsunami’ on fresh produce sector

In the week of 28, 29 and 30 November, the EU Fresh Info Forum will take place at the World Horti Center and the HortiVERSum. This year, focus is on the ‘tsunami’ of…

Poland: TSW 2019 is open for registration

The ninth edition of TSW Fruit and Vegetables Industry Fair will take place in Ptak Warsaw Expo in Poland on 9th and 10th January 2019. TSW is the biggest Fruit and Vegetables Industry Fair in Central and Eastern Europe, providing the most innovative and current knowledge and know-how in horticulture…

NL: Students get to know horticulture on mopeds

A group of students has gotten to know horticulture on Solexes (a classic Dutch moped). They made tomato soup and bruschetta at Tomatoworld in Honselersdijk and did The Pepper Challenge at Westlandpeppers in De Lier. The Solex Vegetable Tour was organized by Greenport West for the Dutch Agri Food Week. Greenport West-Holland…

Photo report: Horticulture at PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando

This past Friday and Saturday, PMA’s annual Fresh Summit trade show was held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The show attracted a record number of over 1,200 exhibitors, and according to PMA’s CEO Cathy Burns, the show increasingly attracts exhibitors from outside North America. In…

Organisers of HortEx Vietnam concluded 3 kick off meetings for coming 2019 edition

The series of kick-off meetings introducing HortEx Vietnam 2019, the 2nd International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam, took place from 16 to 18 October 2018 in Hanoi, Dalat and Ho Chi Minh City. The events were attended by delegates from many…

Martin van Gogh (Hoogendoorn) meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang:

"Dutch horticulture can help China with safe and clean food production"

"Dutch horticulture wants to share its knowledge with China to help ensure safe and clean food production." Martin van Gogh, director of Batenburg Techniek / Hoogendoorn and ambassador of the Dutch horticulture, did this offer to the Chinese premier Li Keqiang. Van Gogh met the premier during the CEO…

Hort suppliers find their way to PMA

Today the PMA kicks off in Orlando, Florida. The exhibition traditionally is the meeting place for the fresh produce trading industry and is known for the many packaging novelties being presented. Over the last couple of years more and more greenhouse growers have found their way to the exhibition, of…

National broadcasters eagerly promote horticultural potential Zimbabwe

HortiFlor Zimbabwe was held last week, from October 9-11 in the capital Harare. It attracted international as well as national attention. Several Zimbabwean broadcasters were present to eagerly promote the horticultural potential of the country. In a excerpt from ZBC News, for example, host Rodrick Mashingaidze interviews organizer Dick van Raamsdock…

A royal afternoon for HortiDaily and FloralDaily

Normally we publish extensively on royal visits to other companies, but now it is our time to shine. Yesterday two of our colleagues joined in for a short conversation with the Dutch King and Queen! During a regional visit King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima stopped in Tholen as well, the municipality we're located…

November 5, Ames

US (IA): Short course on production and management of high tunnel crops

The 2nd Iowa High Tunnel Short Course is designed to highlight production and management of several high tunnel crops along with information on economics and marketing aspects of high tunnel crop production. The course will also provide an update on the status of high tunnel research across the Midwest. This…

Data: what are the opportunities for greenhouse horticulture?

The Internet of Things, Big Data, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain: these are terms that we hear or read about almost every day. What they have in common is that they all deal with the collection and application of data. Various sectors are actively engaged in data applications, for…

October 24, Western Sydney

Australia: Western Sydney greenhouse growers' tour

PCA members are invited for a free Greenhouse Growers’ Tour of Western Sydney, including lunch on Wednesday 24/10/18. Network, walk, talk and learn while visiting four hydroponic greenhouse farms, including a university research facility. Learn about greenhouse food production from fellow growers, researchers and suppliers about: Pollination Smart…

December 12-13, Monterey

US (CA): Managing organic production systems to promote plant health

The second of six educational sessions finalized for the 2018 Organic Grower Summit will focus on managing the challenges of plant health in organic production systems. “Managing Organic Production Systems to Promote Plant Health” will feature organic industry experts in plant health offering a deep dive…

HortiFlor Zimbabwe in photos

"We are now 'pumped up' and revitalised, we now need to actualize our dreams into reality", says Mr. Tapiwa J. Mugabe of Total Farm Solutions . This Zimbabwean horticultural one stop shop was one of the exhibitors at the HortiFlor and very pleased with the show, and also the timing of the show. "In the spirit of reviving the…

ESA Annual Meeting sets new record of attendance

From 7-9 October ESA European Seed Association held its 2018 Annual Meeting in Madrid, Spain. This year’s event has set a new record of presence, with an attendance of 1050 participants from over 40 countries across the world. During the meetings of the specific crop sections, participants got the latest updates and detailed information on…

May 7-9, 2020, Bangkok

"AHC 2020 & Horti ASIA 2020 bridge science and commerce"

In 2020, the Asian Horticultural Congress (AHC), driven by horticultural science societies in Asia, will be back again after its last congress in the People’s Republic of China in 2016. Organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), and the Horticultural Science Society of…

Webinars about Mastercourse Vegetables

Application Pro Manager Mastercourse Vegetables in full swing

Jungle Talks is organizing two free webinars about the upcoming Pro Manager Mastercourse Vegetables on Thursday 18 October. During these sessions more information will be shared on among others the program, application criteria and selection process. Interested candidates can already apply for this…

November 5-December 7

US (FL): New online course on irrigation water and treatment

Interpret water quality tests for irrigation of greenhouse and nursery crops, select appropriate water treatment technologies, and design a water treatment and monitoring system. Irrigation Water & Treatment is the final course for 2018 in the Greenhouse Training Online series offered by the…

October 9-11, Harare

HortiFlor Zimbabwe opens its doors

The HoriFlor Zimbabwe is on. The Harare International Convention Centre (HICC) opened its doors this morning where over 50 Zimbabwean and international companies are showcasing their products and services. The new international trade fair for the fresh flowers, vegetables and fruit industry will last…

October 9, Doddington

UK: Growing media developments in vegetable propagation

An event staged at Delfland Nurseries, propagators of glasshouse crops (tomatoes, etc.), leeks, onions, celery, brassicas, salads and herbs will provide delegates with an insight into developments with growing media blends for use in propagation, along with the latest information on the control of a…

Knowledge is key at 7th International Propagation Seminar

Grodan organised the seventh successive edition of the 'International Propagation Seminar’ in mid-September. This year's venue was the coastal resort of Scheveningen. Propagators and their suppliers travelled from all corners of the globe to expand on their knowledge of propagation and add new contacts…

Organization Seed meets Technology looks back at fifth edition

"Diversity in visitors resulted in good quality attendance"

Growers, students, marketers, CEOs and sales managers: they were all there. The international seed manifestation Seed meets Technology has successfully concluded its fifth edition. From the 25 to 27 September, more than 1,700 visitors attended the event, a substantial part of them from abroad. "This year the event…

140 kg large pumpkin brightens up Shanghai Chenshan Gardens

The Shanghai Chenshan Gardens announced on September 26th that they will host a flower and fruit exposition from September 28th until October 21st with the theme "Chenshan Autumn Beauty". It is different from a specialized flower exposition as the corner pieces are made up of pumpkins, fruit, and…

Cauliflower that stays white and increased resistance at Syngenta during Open Field Demo Days:

“Once a good basis has been laid, it is about the fine-tuning, the details”

It was busy at around noon on Wednesday, 26 September, at the full soil vegetables open days. These were held at Syngenta in Wevershoof, the Netherlands. The fields were full, but it is also time for lunch. There was Gina sweet pepper soup and cauliflower to taste. There were also a few companies that…

Canadian Greenhouse Conference'18: here's the recap

In Canada today Thanksgiving is celebrated, and what could be better on an official holiday than looking at a bunch of photos? That's what we thought, so today we bring you the recap of the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. The annual event takes place in Niagara Falls and is one of the biggest events for the North…

Berg Innovation Challenge, Berg Hortimotive:

"Greenhouse as starting point for new products and updates"

Horticulture is developing rapidly, and at Berg Hortimotive the greenhouse is always the starting point for new and updated products. Every two years the company invites its business partners for a brainstorming session. The main question is always: What do you need? Where can we help? The attendees were divided into smaller groups,…

November 21, East Malling

UK: Latest research to be revealed at Soft Fruit Day

The latest results of the AHDB-funded research on soft fruit, particularly looking at pest and disease control, will be revealed at the Soft Fruit Day on 21 November. A significant part of the AHDB/ EMR Association Soft Fruit Day, in East Malling, Kent, will focus on the wide-ranging research being dedicated to spotted…

October 24, Western Sydney & November 13, Melbourne

Australia: PCA members to go on tour again

PCA members are invited to two free Greenhouse Growers’ Tours in Western Sydney 24/10/18 and Melbourne 13/11/18, including lunch. Find out more in these flyers: Western Sydney Greenhouse Tour Grower Innovation Day Seats are strictly limited so please RSVP early: PCA Western Sydney Greenhouse Tour – Saskia admin@protectedcroppingaustralia.com or ph 0414 333 996 PCA, HFF Chisholm TAFE Grower Innovation Day - marketing@chisholm.edu.au or phone (03) 5990 7009…

October 17, Ettrick

US (VA): VSU to host 31st Annual Aquaculture Field Day

Limited-scale aquaculture production for the local market is the theme of the 31st Annual Aquaculture Field Day being held on Wednesday, October 17. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Ettrick, Virginia.  This year’s keynote speakers are Mickey and Ann Rosenfeld, limited-scale tilapia producers from…

International Asparagus Days conference - programme finalised

With less than a month before the start of the International Asparagus Days, the three-day event dedicated entirely to asparagus to be held in the renovated pavilions of…

HortiFlor: October 9-11, 2019 in Harare:

"Zimbabwe will become one of Africa's largest exporters"

“Zimbabwe will, in a relatively short time, become one of Africa’s largest exporters of horticultural products”, Dick van Raamsdonk of HPP Exhibitions expects. In one week, they will organize the HortiFlor Zimbabwe, and this show will contribute to that aim. From October 9-11, the Harare International…

Lasting white cauliflowers and increasing resistances at Syngenta on Open Days Open Field

"Once the foundation is right, it's about the refinement, the details"

On Wednesday, September 26, around noon, it was quite busy at the open days for open field vegetables at Syngenta in Wevershoof. The fields are full, but there is also time for lunch. There is Gina pepper soup, there is cauliflower to taste, there are some companies that show their systems, but above all…

February 2019, Wageningen

Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms 2019 - Course announcement

In 2019 the Horticulture & Product Physiology group, together with Wageningen Plant Research, again will organize a course on Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms. In this course WageningenUR scientists share their unique knowledge with international students, researchers, and horticultural and light experts.…

"FERTINNOWA promotes exchange of more than twenty innovative fertigation technologies"

More than twenty innovative fertigation technologies have been exchanged between different European regions thanks to FERTINNOWA, the European fertigation knowledge transfer platform involving experts and researchers from ten countries. This exchange of new technologies is the result of three years of…

Taiwan Innotech Expo 2018:

"A sustainable future led by sustainable farming and green energy"

Formerly known as Taipei International Invention Show & Technomart, the Taiwan Innotech Expo entered its 14th year in 2018. This year, the exhibition displayed and featured a total of 1300 different technologies from 496 exhibitors. A total of 45,000 professionals and casual visitors from around the…

Canadian Greenhouse Conference'18 comes to an end

The business cards have been collected, the plants are sold and the carpet has been rolled up: Canadian Greenhouse Conference '18 has come to an end. Exhibitors were pleased with the high quality of the visitors and the relevance of the event to the industry. With talks related to the cannabis industry and on…

US (VA): Workshops will help farmers learn about GAP certification requirements

The Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) is holding workshops to introduce farmers to GAP certification requirements at four locations in Central and Southeastern Virginia. Three workshops will be held in October and one in November. The workshops are as follows: October 10 at the GW Carver Agricultural Center in Rapidan;…

November 5-7, Anchorage

US (AK): Agriculture conference registration opens

Registration is open for the 14th annual Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference, which will take place in Anchorage Nov. 5-7. More than 75 presentations will cover a wide range of agricultural topics, including livestock and rhodiola production, climate, vegetable variety trials, cut-flower production, honey bees,…

October 25, East Lansing

US (MI): Michigan State University to host public conversation on GMOs

Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, are among the most talked about food issues — and one of the most confusing. Michigan State University is here to help sort through…

February 19-20, Netherlands

Program HortiContact Tour 2019 for international growers known

International growers will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the latest developments in Dutch greenhouse horticulture during the HortiContact Tour on 19 and 20 February 2019. Several growing companies and knowledge centers will be visited during the excursion. The complete program for the third edition of the HortiContact Tour…

Growing prosperity at CGC'18

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference kicked off yesterday, and the event has certainly lived up to its slogan, 'Growing prosperity'. The industry is evolving rapidly, offering opportunities to growers, and, of course, suppliers. As said before, automation is key in the region, and it's an important part of the exhibition floor.…

International scientists gather to tackle new dynamics, challenges in plant breeding

About 300 plant scientists representing 30 countries gathered in Thailand to discuss new dynamics and challenges in breeding and genomics of Solanaceae crops like tomato, pepper, eggplant, tobacco and potato. The 15th Solanaceae Conference focuses on new breeding technologies and the latest scientific achievements for crop…

December 5-6, Moscow

Russia: Third annual investment forum offers opportunities for greenhouse industry

The third annual international investment forum "Greenhouse Complexes Russia 2018" will be held in Moscow, 5th-6th of December 2018. Every year, more than 500 leaders from the largest greenhouse complexes and agricultural holdings of Russia and the CIS (APKh ECO-Culture, Agro-Invest, Agrokombinat,…

Horticultural week kicks off at Niagara Falls

Held for the 39th time, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference in the Scotiabank Convention Centre will once again be home to the foremost players in the North American greenhouse industry. Today the bus tour kicks off and tomorrow & Thursday the conference and exhibition itself will take place. Investments in the greenhouse industry The…

October 8-14, Boston

US (MA): Horticultural lighting on show at tech festival

OSRAM will bring its technology to Boston’s City Hall Plaza in early October as the Gold Sponsor of HUBweek, a weeklong festival and civic initiative that explores the intersections of art, science and technology. OSRAM will showcase smart horticulture lighting solutions, Human Centric Lighting (HCL)…

November 5, Ithaca

US (NY): Guidelines for new CEA energy-efficient technology adoption

Lighting control is the last frontier in controlled environment agriculture. Well-designed horticultural lighting systems can reduce energy use and increase profits for greenhouses and indoor farms. GLASE is bringing together New York Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) growers with local utility…

World Seed Partnership Meeting held in Myanmar

On 25th September, the agriculture department of The Netherlands was present at the World Seed Partnership Meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, jointly organized by the Department of Agricultural Research (DAR), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Myanmar and Plant Variety Testing Department and…

More than 1,700 visitors for fifth Seed Meets Technology

Growers, students, marketeers, CEOs and sales managers: they all attended the international ‘Seed meets Technology’ event. The fifth edition of this event, held this year from 25 to 27 September, drew over 1,700 visitors, many of whom came from abroad. This year’s edition was strengthened in many ways. An enhanced focus on communication…


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