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UK exhibitor group ‘largest yet’ at Fruit Logistica 2023

The Commercial Horticultural Association is proud to present the largest UK exhibitor group yet in its new location in Hall 21. Showcasing the best of UK commercial…

HortiFlora Expo comes back after four years of absence

HortiFlora Expo, the international floriculture trade fair of Ethiopia is on again after four years of absence. Corona being the reason why the last edition took place in 2019, the Ethiopian Horticulture Producers Exporters Association EHPEA is warmly welcoming international visitors to HortiFlora Expo…

NL: Trade mission agriculture and water Mexico

Agriculture and horticulture are responsible for 70% of the total water use in Mexico. At this moment, many agri-food producers rely on obsolete irrigation systems and lack proper wastewater treatment, water reuse, and water catchment technologies, have limited access to technical assistance, and a high…

Coveris makes waves in its vision of 'No Waste' at Packaging Innovations 2023

Coveris is set to showcase its sustainable solutions at Packaging Innovations 2023. An award-winning producer of paper-based and plastic packaging, Coveris' product…

Introducing beneficial nematodes for Agriculture and Horticulture at Fruit Logistica

Koppert will be present at Fruit Logistica in Berlin from February 8 to 10, where it will share its latest innovations, products, and services. Beneficial nematodes for Agriculture and HorticultureAmong the latest solutions that will be introduced are our beneficial nematodes for horticulture and…

Picture time! Recap of IPM 2023

To start the week off right, we have about 200 photos of (technical) suppliers at the IPM Essen. The fair took place again last week for the first time since 2020. Click here for our photo report of (technical) suppliers Let's start with some figures. A total of 40,000 people from over 100 countries visited IPM Essen. There…

Randy Riley to present at 62nd American Seed Trade Association: Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference

Co-owner of GoldenSun Insights, Randy Riley, will be the keynote speaker for the “General Session” discussion at the 62nd American Seed Trade Association: Vegetable and Flower…

IFPA opens nominations for 2023 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards program

International Fresh Produce Association has opened the nomination period for the 2023 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program. Developed to honor the food service…

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UK exhibitor group ‘largest yet’ at Fruit Logistica

The Commercial Horticultural Association is proud to present the largest UK exhibitor group yet in its new location in Hall 21. Showcasing the best of UK commercial horticulture at Fruit Logistica this year with a British group, the CHA pavilion and commercial horticulture information stand are located…

CEA Alliance hosts first Washington, DC fly-in

Members of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Alliance met with more than 25 Congressional, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and State Departments of Agriculture leaders January 24-25 to advance the importance of CEA production in the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill and other legislation. Alliance members met…

IPM comes to an end

This week, the IPM trade show in Essen was back in all its glory. Or we should say is, as the exhibition is in its final hours. But since those hours are often not the most highly appreciated ones, we already start looking back on what has been quite a successful show for many exhibitors and visitors.   There were fewer booths, but that…

Dutch ambitions to make the international fresh food chain more sustainable

In terms of sustainability, the Dutch fruit and vegetable sector is an international leader. In which aspects is the sector different from other countries in this regard? What…

Dari Ecomeccanica is attending Fruit Logistica for the first time

Italian vegetable harvesters are partnering with the Netherlands

Dari Ecomeccanica is a young and dynamic Italian company that stays abreast of innovation and makes important changes in the field of agricultural mechanics. The company specializes in the production of advanced and environmentally friendly harvesters for vegetables and baby leaf. It will attend Fruit…

Resistant varieties and extra crispy lettuces at Fruit Logistica

Behind every vegetable seed is a story of perseverance, innovation, and dedication to helping growers succeed against the many threats found each season. Syngenta is proud to work hand-in-hand with growers, processors, retailers, and consumers to understand what the future of the vegetable industry…

Sneak peek: what's happening at IPM Essen?

For those unable to visit the IPM Essen, leave their booths at the show, or visit the complete show, we're here to help you out. This week we're making a full photo report on the IPM Essen, and we're on the lookout for novelties, innovations, reports, and gossip, of course. Here's a sneak peek of what…

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US (CA): CDFA offers mental health resources web page for farmers and farmworkers

The hearts of CDFA employees go out to the community in the Half Moon Bay-area following yesterday’s shootings at two farming properties, and our thoughts are also with the Monterey Park community following the tragic shootings there over the weekend. CDFA understands that stressors felt by farmworkers…

Win a bike at the Horconex booth at Fruit Logistica

Horconex Horticultural Projects will once again be present at Fruit Logistica in Berlin. This year the greenhouse builders can be found in Hall 3.1 | B.37 in a new booth. Representatives Markus, Albert, Nicolas, and Vincent are happy to meet visitors to exchange knowledge and inform visitors about the…

Positive vibes on the first day of IPM '23

It's your typical German weather day in Essen, so it's the perfect time to attend the IPM to brighten up the day. Last year, IPM had a summer edition. While it was still a very valuable show, the experience of a classic IPM was missing. So, it didn't come as a surprise that people were looking forward to…

February 13-17

Spain: Addressing new market demands at the Winter Open Field Days 2023 in Cartagena

During the upcoming edition of the Winter Open Field Days, Rijk Zwaan is addressing new market demands by providing innovative solutions with one main objective: to improve the entire value chain. Longer shelf life, more reliable yields, increased resistance, and no compromise on taste – all these…

Photo report: Sival 2023

LED lights, new greenhouse projects, research presentations, new varieties, belated New Years Wishes. The Sival 2023 had it all. The International Plant Production Techniques Exhibition, organized annually in Angers, closed its doors on Thursday evening. Click here for a photo impression. Traditionally, the Sival takes place in…

26th of January, 2023

International business meetings with buyers of large-scale retailers – Bergamo, Italy

Business meetings between fresh fruit and vegetable buyers of large-scale international retailers and production companies will take place on the 26th of January 2023 in Bergamo (North of Italy). The aim is to help establish direct relationships between retailers and producers and create a new opportunity…

NL: Postharvest Unlimited Conference & Postharvest Ornamentals Symposium to take place simultaneously

We are delighted to invite you to attend the VII International Conference Postharvest Unlimited & XII International Symposium on Postharvest Quality of Ornamental Plants, at 14-17th of May 2023, respectively. Both are jointly organized under the aegis of the International Society for Horticultural…

Silvia de Juanes, representative of Fruit Logistica for Spain:

"We expect stable Spanish participation at the next edition of Fruit Logistica"

The newest edition of Fruit Logistica will be held in less than a month in Berlin, with the prospect of a recovery to pre-pandemic participation levels. Both the Spanish participation and Latin America's presence remain stable, while there's growth in the exhibition space reserved for organic companies,…

Sival comes to an end

The Sival show in Angers concluded yesterday, Thursday, January 19. The French trade show focused on innovation and the agriculture of tomorrow, which is why many horticultural suppliers chose to be there. The hygiene specialists with ROAM Technology, including Baptiste Bessette, Mathieu Edmonds & Eline Geerinckx Axia Vegetable Seeds,…

Westland Horticultural Youth celebrates 50 year anniversary

"Hey, long time no see. Apart from those grey hairs, you still look almost the same." Last Friday evening, Tuinbouw Jongeren Westland (TJW) celebrated its 50th anniversary. At event venue De Viersprong in 's-Gravenzande, a hundred and twenty, mostly (former) board members, gathered for a brief plenary…

Rijk Zwaan’s Winter Leafy Hydroponics Demo is coming up

From 1-10 February, Rijk Zwaan will be hosting its Winter Leafy Hydroponics High Tech Demo again in the Netherlands. This year’s demo features Rijk Zwaan’s hydroponics assortment, Salatrio, and high-density loose-leaf solutions, all under artificial light to cope with the challenging winter conditions.…

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Registrations open for North American Strawberry Symposium

Registration is open for the 10th North American Strawberry Symposium (NASS), a meeting of strawberry growers, researchers, and other industry members from around the globe, to be held in conjunction with the annual NASGA conference, March 7-10, 2023, in San Luis Obispo, California, USA. California,…

Fruit Logistica 2023

New HEWA 3800 washing machine

This year, KRONEN GmbH will present a variety of new products and well-established solutions for processing salad leaves, fruit, and vegetables at the Fruit Logistica 2023 trade show. The machine…

Northern European growers deal with energy crisis

"Year-round strawberry cultivation: challenging, but not impossible"

The quality of winter strawberries can be outstanding, but it comes at a cost - and with the rise of the energy prices, that cost increased significantly. What does that mean for the year-round strawberry cultivation in Northern Europe? That was discussed during last weeks Strawberry Day.  A packed hall, with…

An online event on 24 January

All things about multispectral imaging

On January 24, 2023, Ecobloom will be holding its first virtual event all about multispectral imaging. During this event, attendees will learn more about this tool that identifies problems before the human eye can and quickly resolves issues that may have eventually led to crop waste and lost revenue.…

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6th edition of AquaFarm announced

From underwater drones to IoT, from farming plants designed by means of simulation tools to applied artificial intelligence, an overview of innovative solutions and technologies at the Sixth Edition of AquaFarm in Pordenone on 15 and 16 February 2023. The show is held together with Novelfarm and…

Cytech Corbin’s greenhouse control specialist Denis Lavoie:

‘What can I do to make the growing regime a little bit better?’

Arguably, when Cytech Corbin’s greenhouse control specialist Denis Lavoie attended Plant Empowerment’s two-day workshop in Leamington – Canada’s “tomato capital” – the timing could not have been better. The workshop was just a month after the official opening of Cytech Corbin’s new Brillo demonstration…

USDA accepting applications for Netherlands agribusiness trade mission

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service is accepting applications from U.S. exporters for its first-ever regional agricultural trade mission to Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 17 – 20, 2023. “Agribusiness producers, exporters, and growers in the United States may find the…

Retailer registration opens for Organic Produce Summit 2023

Retailer registration for Organic Produce Summit 2023 is now open, with qualified individuals from retail and direct-to-consumer buying organizations eligible for complimentary registration and hotel accommodations. The seventh annual OPS will be held July 12-13 at the Monterey Conference Center in…

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Qatar “is ready” to host the world at EXPO 2023 Doha following AIPH inspection visit

Preparations are on track to invite the world once again to Qatar, this time to experience Expo 2023 Doha - the first AIPH-approved A1 World Horticultural Expo in the Middle East. An international delegation of AIPH officials visited multiple locations to assess the progress made by the Ministry of…

New report on findings from propagation tray trial to launch at Landscape Ontario Congress

For the past five years, A.M.A. Horticulture (A.M.A.) has partnered with Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) to conduct a field trial comparing four commonly used propagation trays, including the innovative, open-wall RootSmart™ tray. The trial aimed to determine whether root defects…

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Upcoming Webinar: “Squeaky Clean Start to 2023”

Getting off on the right foot in the new year is important on a personal level AND in your greenhouse, especially when it comes to pest management. Join two Canadian greenhouse experts for some great talks on where, when, and how to sanitize your greenhouse to avoid pest outbreaks and new research…

US: 2023 Farm Bill program & crop insurance decisions – What fits your farm?

For the upcoming 2023 production year, producers once again have the opportunity to select which Farm Bill program will work best for their farms. Will it be Price Loss Coverage (PLC) or Agricultural Loss Coverage (ARC) for your farm? Answering that question is a bit more complex when considering the…

IDH supports companies to close the living wage gap with Living Wage Action Guide

The concept of a living wage has gained significant attention in recent years as a way to ensure that workers are able to earn enough to meet their basic needs and have a decent standard of living. A living wage is different from the minimum wage, which is the minimum amount that employers are legally…

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Seminar

Introduction to hydroponic crop production

AmHydro of Arcata, CA, will be hosting another  “Introduction to Hydroponic Crop Production” Seminar taking place on Thursday and Friday, February 23rd and 24th. Taking place at the Ingomar Club and Humboldt Hydrofarms in Eureka, CA,  participants will learn in both a classroom setting as well as in a commercial Controlled…

It's trade show time!

It's been two years, but we can start 2023 with a nicely filled-up agenda! We'll kick off with the Soft Fruit Conference next week, the Tropical Plant International Expo in Tampa, followed by the IPM in Essen and Sival in Angers, then the Fruit Logistica in Berlin will take place, followed by the Dutch HortiContact in…

10 photo reports from 2022

And thus, we got to the end of our special, and with that, we close the book on 2022. This is the perfect occasion to look back at all the smiling faces that crossed trade shows all around the world. Let's have a look at these 10 photo reports from 2022.  Photo report: Cultivate 2022 Although some exhibitors had the feeling the 2022…

January 9, 2023

High tunnel winters greens webinar: NNYADP research update

With increasing consumer interest in local foods, growers in northern climates want to learn how to extend their sales opportunities through high tunnel production of greens…

March 30 - April 1, 2023

Viva Fresh announces keynote speaker

The holiday season seems the perfect time for the Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) to talk about the dabbing Santa sweater guy with the announcement of its 2023…

NL: Grid operators not shocked by growth in electricity demand for greenhouse horticulture

"We haven't been paying as much attention to electricity during this energy crisis," said Nico van Ruiten during the annual Meet&Greet Energy. It's all about gas these days, but we 'have to get rid of it,' while electricity becomes even more important. Reason enough for Greenport West-Holland to have…

China: The 9th International Horticulture Research Conference held at HZAU

From November 20 to 23, the 9th International Horticulture Research Conference was held at Huazhong Agricultural University, both online and offline, with the participation of more than 300 scholars from countries and regions, including the USA, Britain, and Japan. Co-hosted by HZAU and Horticulture…

Looking back at the first year of ∑-Grow Inside webinars

World Horti Center looks back on a successful first year of the ∑-Grow Inside webinar series. During spring this year, the knowledge and innovation center launched this series as a part of their ∑-Grow pavilion. This pavilion positions the Netherlands and its tech suppliers as frontrunners in the field…

Erfgoed

Ranking greenhouse floors, what is the best for your plants?

ErfGoed hosted a webinar about greenhouse flooring. This article gives you some of the highlights of this webinar. The webinar starts with defining the definitions of different surfaces, such as concrete floors, crushed stones, benches, Dutch container systems, and fabric. For example, the fabric floor…

April 16-18

CROP Innovation & Business partners with VIB to organize its events in Europe

VIB, an organization for strategic research in life sciences and biotechnology in Flanders, Belgium, partners with the CROP Innovation & Business events in Europe. VIB and the other organizing partners, the Dutch companies KeyGene and Iventus, decided to join forces based on the success of CropIB 2022 in…

February 27-28

Expo floor doubles for 10th anniversary edition of Indoor Ag-Con Las Vegas

Indoor Ag-Con heads back to Caesars Forum Conference Center in Las Vegas for its 10th annual edition. Co-locating with The National Grocers Association (NGA Show) from February 27-28, 2023, Indoor Ag-Con will give attendees more to explore than ever before, including an expo floor that has more than…

Prime Minister of Vietnam visits World Horti Center

On Monday morning, December 12, the Prime Minister of Vietnam, His Excellency Mr. Pham Minh Chinh, visited World Horti Center in Naaldwijk. In addition to the prime minister, among others, the Vietnamese ministers of Agriculture & Rural Development and Natural Resources & Environment were present. The…

Wednesday Dec. 14, 2022 - 4:00 pm (CET)

Early harvest films and nonwovens for increased crop yields

This webinar is best for: Horticultural consultants, horticulturists, and sales representatives in the horticultural sector. Webinar Description: Early harvest films and nonwoven crop cover are an essential factor for the protection and climate of the plant and, therefore, a very important instruments to secure and…

Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo & Great Lakes Expo concluded

Last week the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo and the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo took place in Michigan. The Farm Market Expo program included sessions on fruit crops, vegetable crops, other specialty crops, greenhouse crop production and marketing, farm marketing ideas and…

Exhibition spaces for CPMA 2023 sold out

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is thrilled to announce that exhibit space for its 2023 CPMA Convention and Trade Show is sold out. The upcoming Annual…

Organized by Maraldi Sementi

Over one hundred varieties on display at Field Day Baby Leaf (Dec. 12-17)

"Field Day Baby Leaf" is back for its 2022 edition, organized by Maraldi Sementi at Valcalcer (via Spineta 94, 84091 Battipaglia, Salerno). "In addition to the traditional and more recent varieties, technicians and producers will learn more about the latest introductions fruit of ongoing genetic…

Chairman of Dutch energy association on Future Trends & Innovations

"Supermarkets didn't get charged more during corona either, did they?"

The seventh edition of Future Trends & Innovations attracted a record number of participants. The event held at the World Horti Center in The Netherlands received about 180 applications. The central theme of the event, organized by AVAG, TNO, the Hortivation association, and GreenTech, was the question…

Photo Report: New York Produce Show

On Thursday, December 1, the New York Produce Show was held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. It’s a popular time of year to go to the Big Apple, and traditionally, many spouses join their significant others in this event that has a dedicated spouse program. This year, the show took…

Haifa HortiTech: an international knowledge sharing event

On November 15-16, Haifa Group held a Knowledge Sharing event dedicated to nutrition in advanced greenhouses. About 120 horticulture experts from 30 countries participated in the event, which was held at the World Horti Center in the Netherlands, an innovation center for international greenhouse…

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December 7

US: FDA to hold webinar on the food traceability final rule

The Food and Drug Administration will be holding a webinar on the final food traceability rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act. The final rule goes into effect on January 20, 2023, but enforcement does not start until January 20, 2026. This webinar will give growers a chance to help determine…

Labor requirements in indoor agriculture

This presentation shows preliminary results from the OptimIA international survey on labor requirements for indoor leafy green production. It provides an overview of the data collected so far and invites indoor farm managers to participate in phase 2 of the survey. The final results will provide…


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