final day of Horti China:

"Chinese consumer demand for high-quality, delicious tomatoes also grows"

Today is the final day of the Horti China show, which takes place in Qingdao. Exhibitors at the show explain how the rising living standards ensure a high interest in the horticultural industry. High-qualityThe China manager of Dutch breeding company Axia Vegetable Seeds, Li Chunxia, introduced a crowd of…

German industry unites at DOGK 2021

At the 11th German Fruit and Vegetable Congress, which took place in Düsseldorf from September 13 to 14, many different representatives of the entire industry again met. At the start, the concept of go2markets was presented in Cologne on Monday. No meeting had not been possible in 2020 due to corona; now…

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"Profitable, clean, and efficient farming starts with renewable energy sources"

Energy is essential to agriculture, from fuel needed to operate machinery to the electricity necessary to heat or cool livestock and greenhouses. Most of this energy is…

Horti China takes place in Qingdao, China

China: Rapidly developing greenhouse industry looks for more technical solutions

The Horti Asia is currently taking place in the Qingdao World Expo. The expo is smaller than in previous years because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year, there are about 50 companies with display stands. In addition to the Chinese suppliers of greenhouse installations and related technologies,…

To be presented at Greentech:

Market introduction for tomato leaf-cutting robot Kompano

Remember Kompano, the autonomous, fully automated leaf-cutting robot for tomato crops introduced by Priva a couple of years ago? Well, it's ready for it's market introduction. Priva will introduce Kompano on September the 28th during the Greentech. "The Kompano is the first robot on the market that can…

Photo report: Macfrut 2021

The 2021 Macfrut exhibition, from 7 to 9 September, was experienced by most exhibitors as a pleasant and surprisingly productive event. With an optimistic spirit, all companies were able to bring out the best from their sector and create the perfect setting between exhibitors and visitors. "We can always do better but we are…

Dutch government drops self-quarantine rules just in time for GreenTech

As of 22 September, vaccinated travelers from so-called high-risk countries such as the US and the UK will no longer have to self-quarantine when visiting the Netherlands and as of 25 September, it will no longer be mandatory to keep a 1.5-meter distance. The Dutch government announced these rules…

NZ: Watch videos of the covered crop growers conference sessions

At the 2021 Horticulture Conference held in early August, a range of speakers presented topics of interest to greenhouse growers.  These sessions were recorded and are now available to view.    To access the recording click on the link highlighted below which will take you to YouTube to view the recording.  Greenhouse hygiene practices…

October 19-20, 9am-2pm (MST)

Growing crops with aquaponics: a workshop

Are you interested in growing crops with aquaponics? Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the Online Aquaponic Intensive Workshop - October 19th & 20th via Zoom. This two-day event, taught by Dr. Matthew Recsetar, is perfect for those using or wanting to use small…

21-25 November

Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Security Week launches this fall

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Agriculture and…

Netherlands Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai

Dutch pavilion's vertical farm unveils first produce at Expo 2020 Dubai

Oyster mushrooms have begun sprouting inside a giant vertical farm at the Netherlands pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Its centerpiece of the structure is a green cone upon which more than 9,000 plants and herbs thrive. The plan is to host a green zone that is more than a building, and display real,…

Welcome to Greenhouse Complexes Russia & CIS 2021

On 1-3 December,  2021, Vostock Capital is running the 6th Annual International Forum Greenhouse Complexes Russia & CIS 2021. It will take place in Moscow, at Baltschug Kempinski. This event is an established professional international platform for attracting investment in the Greenhouse Industry of Russia,…

Spreading seeds for the CEA industry: digital seed event

The Digital SEED Project took place on 2021 September 8th in Ghent & 9th in Brussels. The Smart Entrepreneurial Education and training in Digital farming – SEED project develops skills in agriculture by introducing a digital transformation in the profession The overall impact envisaged is not only to…

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Dozens of growers compete in Spain’s ‘ugliest tomato’ contest

Spain's 'ugliest tomato' award, celebrated every year in northern Tudela, has had tomato growers scrambling to find the right product. Dozens of ugly tomatoes competed for the award of this 14th edition, decided by a popular jury. The type of tomato, known as "Ugly tomato of Tudela", is an old tomato of…

Highlights GreenTech: Food safety, sustainability, hydroponics

GreenTech Live & Online is in full preparation and ready to receive the horticulture industry at the RAI Amsterdam, from 28-30 September. More knowledge sessions are announced…

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Hydroponics Africa wins award for initiative to create employment opportunities

The Ministry of ICT, Innovation, and Youth Affairs and the World Bank have today awarded KSh 120 million to Afya Research Africa, Hydroponics Africa Limited, Life In Abundance-Kenya and TakaTaka Solutions Limited, the four organizations that emerged winners of the Future Bora Grant competition. The…

Save the date for Hazera’s online international open days 2021 September 28-30

"Growing a new era"

From 28th until 30th of September Hazera is offering an inspiring, dynamic three-day online event where they will present the latest trends and insights, offer online crop sessions and various…

Agrotechnica Asia & Horti Asia Regional Summit on 16 and 17 November, Thailand

Smart production for sustainable food systems

The Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia Regional Summit, to be held as a hybrid online and in-person event on 16 and 17 November, offers farmers and farming specialists from Thailand and South East Asia not only innovative farming systems and a wide range of solutions for improving crop production but also…

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21 September, 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Singapore Time)

Denmark and Singapore to discuss the future of farming with sustainable agriculture

Presented by SGInnovate and the Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore, in support of Deep Tech for Good, experts will discuss and share their views on sustainable and innovative future farming in Denmark and Singapore, on the way forward for food security during an upcoming panel discussion on 21 September,…

Hybrid event on 23-26 September

NYC AgTech Week 2021

The NYC Agriculture Collective - a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to educating about and increasing exposure of innovation and opportunity in AgTech and urban farming, is pleased to announce the 6th annual hybrid [virtual + in-person] NYC AgTech Week; the only AgTech conference on the East Coast run by leaders of the industry…

20 September - 1 October

"A new highlight at this autumn demo is cos lettuce for hydroponic production"

A warm welcome to Rijkzwaan's Hydro Demo, which is taking place from 20 September to 1 October 2021, close to their open-field demo in Fijnaart. "We are expecting it to attract just as much interest as our very first Hydro Demo that was held in June of this year. A new highlight at this autumn demo is…

Dutch Strawberry Demo Day 2021 photo report

Last Friday, a new edition of the Dutch Strawberry Demo Day took place in Horst on the grounds of the Limgroup breeding company. Last year, the day was cancelled due to Covid, but now it was possible again to organise a day especially for strawberry growers in the Netherlands. The event was visited by…

Call for collaborators from Industry

CAV, Centro Attività Vivaistiche, is an Italian cooperative of commercial nurseries established in 1982 to assure production of healthy plant material of high quality. It has…

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From microbials to nanosatellites: Meet the start-ups driving the agri-tech industry

The inventors behind 17 agri-tech solutions will present their ground-breaking technologies at this year’s virtual World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. The featured start-ups have worked to tackle some of the biggest challenges in farming, with technologies ranging from biopesticides to carbon credit…

Nova Siri Genetics to attend Macfrut digital edition for the second time

An international trade platform for a fast-growing business

The breeding company Nova Siri Genetics, based in Policoro (Matera, Italy), will be on display on the virtual platform of Macfrut digital in the pavilion dedicated to plant nurseries. "The Rimini-based trade fair is the most important one in Italy for the sector, which we look at with great interest…

30 September - 1 October

Sneak peek program GreenTech live & online

It is time to reconnect. The world of horticulture will gather at the RAI Amsterdam, 28-30 September. The common thread of the program will be ‘Happy Food Healthy Flowers’ with more than 50 knowledge sessions at two stages, the Xpert Theatre and the Vision Stage including the AIPH Congress (30 September)…

Leaders of Mexico’s horticultural industry come together in person

The AMHPAC Annual Convention in its XIII edition was held with great success, from September 1 to 3 in Los Cabos, BCS, Mexico. 300 people participated in this event, representatives of 142 companies, which greatly exceeded the goal set by the national organization. Without a doubt, there was great…

Thursday 16 September

Mini Symposium on pepper quality

The pepper world is rapidly developing. With the introduction of sweet pointed peppers and the ever-increasing demands of consumers, pepper quality has become even more important. "With the choices we make in the quality we have an impact on the lives of millions of consumers. Every step in the bell pepper supply chain has…

Tomato gin and chocolates at Belgian tomato festival

A new edition of the Belgian Tomato Festival will be held from 3 to 5 September at the Arboretum in Kalmthout. It promises to be an extra tasty edition, with many rare tomato varieties on display. Stoffels Tomaten, among others, will be showcasing its range. Unique this year are two tomato pralines made…

Short Course by UF/IFAS

US: Learn sustainable urban food production tips in South Florida

Urban food production takes many shapes and forms, from backyard container gardens to vertical farms, to community gardens at schools and raised garden beds in vacant lots. To meet the increased demand for information, Extension agents, faculty and scientists with the University of Florida Institute of…

Two new team members join AmericanHort

Management changes announced for Cultivate’22

In an effort to continually improve the event and experience for our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees, AmericanHort is pleased to announce Cindy Lee and Bill Behrens have…

Webinar: solutions for small-scale hydroponics agribusiness opportunities

On September 9th, a free webinar is being organised on the trends / solutions for small-scale hydroponics agribusiness opportunities.  Topics include: Hydroponics world-wide Vertical vs…

2021 Canadian Greenhouse Conference “Seeds of Change”

The 2021 Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) will take place online October 6 & 7. The popularity of the 2020 online conference gave CGC organizers the confidence to go even…

organisation reveals plans, suppliers respond,

Go for GreenTech and Innovation Awards 2021

Is it really going to happen again? Can an exhibition be organized in the Netherlands? Can people be received in the RAI in Amsterdam again? Yes, says the organization of GreenTech. With the announcement of the nominations for the GreenTech Innovation Award, they are showing that they are ready for…

German Fruit & Vegetable Congress 2021: Strong presence of the food retail sector

The countdown is on. In just 14 days it will be time; the 11th German Fruit & Vegetable Congress will take place. As usual, it will take place at the CCD Düsseldorf. As a…

The British Leafy Salad Association announces return of Demonstration Day for 2021

"The 2020 event had to be held virtually due to the pandemic, but we are pleased to announce that this year’s event will take place in person. The 2021 demonstration event is…

Photo report: GreenTech Americas

If it's the tomato acreage, the cucumber acreage or the blueberry acreage, in Mexico they're all growing. The horticultural industry has been on the rise and since the availability of resources like water and labour is limited, there's a high demand for horticultural solutions. That's why the organizers of GreenTech decided to…

‘Dr. Saba’ named outstanding graduate educator by national horticultural society

As a University of Florida professor, Bala Rathinasabapathi spends many hours in the lab and the classroom – not to mention at his office. He puts just as much emphasis on student success as he does on his scientific pursuits. Often student success and research are inextricably linked. His colleagues and…

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention returning for a live event in February 2022

The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention returns to the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario on February 23-24, 2022. "Our goal is to assist the industry…

Fruit Tech Campus deploys young professionals to assess technological innovations

On October 14, the Fruit Tech Campus will present the Fruit & Tech Innovation Award. Companies can register to have their technological innovation assessed and win a cash prize of €2,500. As the theme of this first Fruit & Tech Innovation Award is Technovation for Next Level Fruit, the Fruit Tech Campus…

Fruit Attraction 2021

Sun&Vegs to unveil fresh-cut line

Sun&Vegs, a brand that specialises in the production and preparation of fresh and healthy foods, will once again feature in the Fruit Attraction trade fair in 2021, which will…

Separate fact from fiction with DesignLights Consortium’s horticultural LED webinar

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) will host a webinar on Wednesday, September 8, aimed at helping growers and other stakeholders learn the facts about LED horticultural lighting, while debunking common misconceptions about the technology and its effectiveness. “Mythbusting! Horticultural LED Lighting”…

Dutch Biotope showases healthy food production during Expo 2020 Dubai

The moment is almost there, on October 1st the Expo 2020 Dubai will be opened and the Dutch Biotope in the most spectacular way revealed. In six months, the Dubai Expo 2020 will be all about Connecting Minds, Creating the future. In specific, the heart of the Netherlands Pavilion symbolizes uniting…

Free delegate registration

Registration open for the British Tomato Conference 2021

The registration has opened for the British Tomato Conference 2021. The organisation is delighted to announce that the online event is a free event for all delegates. "Thanks…

Final day of GreenTech Americas gets going

Today the final day of the GreenTech Americas takes place in Querétaro. Due to Covid, the first edition of the event has been anticipated for eighteen months and within the blink of an eye, it's almost over - but various exhibitors are already in for another edition next year. Here's what's going on in…

CAN: Innovator Stream of the Agri-Tech Innovation Program opens

The Ontario government is investing in new partnerships in agri-food innovation, including pilot projects in robotics and artificial intelligence, to help the industry address…

The JPFA holds '10 years of progress, achieving the SDGs and beyond' fest

Celebrating long journey in R&D and promoting vertical farming in Japan

On 15-17 September, the Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) celebrates its 10th Anniversary Fest, celebrating 10 years of progress, achieving the SDGs and beyond. The member-only online event marks JPFA’s anniversary and at the same time, is a token of gratitude to all supporting members. “We want to…

First annual Plant Lighting Short Course starts in October

Working in partnership, GLASE, OptimIA, and LAMP are announcing the first annual Plant Lighting Short Course. "This 6-week modular short course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about all aspects related to the selection, implementation, and benefits of plant lighting…

First edition of GreenTech Americas kicks off

This week the GreenTech Americas takes place in Mexico for the first time. "It fulfills a wish of horticultural entrepreneurs in North America. Many of them are ready to invest in themes such as sustainability, labour, and technology, but need the final push to take that step," Mariska Dreschler with…

September 28-30. 2021

NL: Seed meets Technology 2021 to take place as planned

After a period of uncertainty the decision was finally taken: Seed meets Technology 2021 will not be cancelled or postponed. Following close consultation between the organisation and the municipality, Seed meets Technology has been deemed COVID-proof and guests will be permitted to attend this event at…

Lettuce data set from Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge kick-off now online

This summer the third edition of the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge kicked off with an Online Challenge. The autonomous cultivation of lettuce was the central theme this time. A dataset with images of lettuce used by the participating teams in this online preview is now available for download. One of…

China: Highlights of the CICA Smart Ag Application and Development seminar

CICA Smart Agriculture Application and Development Seminar (Phase II) was held in the Huazhong Agricultural University of China from 18 to 19 August.  A total of 510 teaching and…

Starting September 13

University greenhouse training online courses on disease management

Improve your prevention and management of diseases in nurseries and greenhouses by registering for Disease Management, the fourth course of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This intermediate course is designed for growers with some…

Oct. 21-24

2021 aquaponics conference goes virtual-only

Amidst membership concerns about COVID-19, the Aquaponics Association has canceled the in-person programming of the 2021 Aquaponics Conference. The conference, which was…

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur

Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture will get together on September 1-3

In two weeks, the 13th edition of AMHPAC’s (Mexican Association of Protected Horticulture) annual convention will take place in Los Cabos, Mexico. The event was born from the need of growers to meet and conduct business together. It is aimed at national and international leaders of the fruit and…

17 and 18 October

AU: Premier AgTech conference gets October green light

South Australia’s premier AgTech conference AdvanceAg has been rescheduled to 17 and 18 October 2021 at the Adelaide Convention Centre after previously being postponed due to…

Grower hosts 11th annual backpack giveaway

Lipman Family Farms, an open-field tomato grower headquartered in Immokalee, FL, opened doors for thousands of Immokalee-area children through its Annual Backpack Giveaway Saturday, August 7. Lipman Family Farms' Annual Backpack Giveaway distributed 2,000 backpacks full of school supplies and more.  The event,…

15 years of horticultural development in the Horti Science Park

Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Delphy Improvement Centre and the Lansingerland council are celebrating fifteen years of knowledge development for greenhouse horticulture. Save the date: from 20 September to 8 October, various activities will be organised during the 'Horti Science Park Event…

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Wageningen University an Pinduoduo collaborate on Smart Agriculture Competition

Wageningen University and Research (WUR) of the Netherlands will work with Pinduoduo, China’s largest agriculture platform, on the 2021 Smart Agriculture Competition, helping to promote innovation in automation and precision technologies to increase efficiency in agriculture. The Smart Agriculture…

Bringing food production back into the cities and to the consumers

“Feasibility of urban farm should be measured in terms of social impact”

Much is being said about large-scale, high-tech greenhouses that produce massive yields of fresh produce. However, despite their strong business model, these facilities might not solve all food apartheid in lower-income, segregated neighborhoods of big cities where access to fresh food is limited. For…

UK: FPC Future to showcase Dutch agritech companies

UK show FPC Future, taking place on 4 November at the Lincolnshire Showground, is proud to announce one of its special features, the Dutch Pavilion, is filling up fast. The…

Egypt’s 1st educational service center for processed tomatoes to be constructed

A team from the partnership program between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Egyptian government has conducted field visits to six…

British pavilion to be organized at GreenTech Amsterdam

The Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) is already planning for the rescheduled GreenTech in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 14-16 June 2022, where it will be organizing…

Aug. 18-19

US: Online symposium on viral and bacterial food safety

For everyone involved in getting food from farms to tables, experts from around the country will speak about new and established ways to ensure food safety at a free online symposium Aug. 18 and Aug. 19. Bacterial contamination on a disposable glove. (Scanning electron microscope image courtesy of Mustafa…

Compete for the Fruit & Tech Innovation Award and win a cash prize of €2,500

Do you want to win an award for your technological innovation? This year, the Fruit Tech Campus is presenting the Fruit & Tech Innovation Award to the innovation that contributes to the future of fruit (growing). The award will be presented at Mariënwaerdt on October 14, 2021. The winning company will…

28 September – 1 October

Syngenta Fields of Innovation open again in the Netherlands

Syngenta Vegetable Seeds announced today the dates for its Fields of Innovation event, taking place on 28 September – 1 October in the Netherlands. This year’s event will offer attendees the option to attend in person or virtually, utilizing technologies to experience the very best that Syngenta…

Bahamas: hydroponic and beekeeping graduates ready to make an impact

The One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) recently hosted two Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) graduations at its Rock Sound campus. Nineteen students in total celebrated the accomplishment of successfully completing one of two 12-week courses in Intro to hydroponics and apiology and apiculture…

US (WI): Wisconsin Innovation Awards announces Nelson and Pade as a finalist

Nelson and Pade is among twenty-nine companies and nonprofit organizations that have been selected as finalists for the 2021 Wisconsin Innovation Awards.  In total, over 331 businesses, products and services from around the state were nominated. The finalists were determined by a panel of 27 statewide industry…

OPS 2021 education session

The growth of CEA—what’s real and what’s hype?

The flourishing development of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and how retailers and consumers view this emerging segment of fresh produce production, will be the topic of an educational session at Organic Produce Summit 2021. 'The Growth of CEA—What’s Real and What’s Hype from a Retail and…

24-26 August

GreenTech Americas highlights

GreenTech Americas will provide high technology solutions and training to take the protected agriculture sector to the next level in Mexico. There will be the educational Conference Programme, Crop…

Fostering agricultural modernization and sustainability

Chinese universities launch Smart Agriculture Competition

Pinduoduo, China Agricultural University and Zhejiang University have jointly announced the launch of the 2021 Smart Agriculture Competition, an agricultural technology competition with the aim of fostering innovation and promoting agricultural modernization. Contestants will take a multidisciplinary…

20 September - 8 October

NL: Celebrating 15 years of horticultural development at the Horti Science Park

Wageningen University & Research (WUR), the Delphy Improvement Centre, and the Municipality of Lansingerland are celebrating fifteen years of scientific development in the field of greenhouse horticulture. Save the date: various activities will be organized during the ’Horti Science Park Event Weeks’,…

Basil with improved organoleptic qualities showcased in Santa Susana, Barcelona

Voltz Maraîchage España, a brand owned by the company Graines Voltz, specialized in the sale of conventional and bio seeds to professional vegetable growers, organized a…

30th July - 1st August

Building a better bridge between farmers and consumers

It is that time of the year when farmers harvest their bounty from the farms after months and years of hard work. Unfortunately, amidst the nationwide shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, farmers have been experiencing unprecedented difficulties in selling their produce on time and at fair prices.…

GPEC Japan, Nagoya

"Japanese growers continue to invest in greenhouses and modernization"

Last week the GPEC or Greenhouse Horticulture & Plant Factory Exhibition/Conference took place in Aichi prefecture, Japan. The event, organized by the Japan Greenhouse Horticulture Association, is the largest trade show specializing in the modern greenhouse and indoor farming technologies. Under strict…

Green industry shows innovative solutions for climate protection:

IPM Essen from 25 to 28 January 2022

After a break due to the pandemic, IPM ESSEN is back with current topics and innovative products. From January 25 to 28, 2022, the green industry will have a top-class platform at Messe Essen to discuss one topic in particular: Sustainability. With its products, the horticultural industry will make a…

Bayer and Halo continue partnership for Grants4Ag program

Bayer recently opened its 2021 application window for Grants4Ag, its annual initiative that offers funding, expertise, and other resources to researchers developing novel…

UN’s Year of International Fruits and Vegetable to Be Celebrated in August in India

In India, during this pandemic situation, the per capita consumption of different fruits has increased astoundingly. As S. Jafar Naqvi, Chief Coordinator of the Fresh India Show, sees, the availability of F&V products will increase more in the coming years. He wants to celebrate the UN’s Year of…

Freshfel Europe

"Build on the momentum of significant policy review to promote a plant-based diet"

On the occasion of the two-day conference of the European Commission on the Agri-food promotion policy review (12-13 July 2021), Freshfel Europe is calling on European…

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July 23

AgCenter Hammond Research Station plans field day

After having to cancel its annual horticulture field day last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the LSU AgCenter will once again welcome nursery and landscape industry professionals to the Hammond Research Station on July 23 to hear about plant trial results and research projects. The station also will…

IPM Essen, January 25-28, 2022 in Essen, Germany

Green industry shows innovative solutions for climate protection

Starting signal for a well-known trade fair for horticulture: after a break due to the pandemic, IPM Essen is back with current topics and innovative products. From 25 to 28 January 2022, the green sector will have a top-class platform at Messe Essen to discuss one topic in particular: sustainability.…

The collaborative farm

October 1–3

The Collaborative Farm: where agriculture meets the entertainment world

The Collaborative Farm is an emerging destination in Milwaukee that survives as the rebrand of an organization formally known as Growing Power. The Farm is redefining urban agriculture and how the entertainment industry can impact its operations remarkably to sustain several communities. The new and…

US (NC): Tomato festival vital to expand school greenhouse projects

After having to cancel its Homegrown Tomato Festival last year, 100 Gardens returns with a virtual festival and watch parties across the greater-Charlotte area featuring…

Grateful Harvest Dinner' to benefit greenhouse project

Tickets for The Greenhouse Project’s benefit event ‘Grateful Harvest Dinner, 12 Years Strong,’ taking place Sept. 27 at Cucina Lupo are selling fast. In addition to being a…

Sunset® celebrates double award win

Sunset® is celebrating a double win for two of its newest products at the Superior Taste Awards presented by the International Taste Institute in Brussels, Belgium. Sunset…

PMA Foodservice exhibitor to showcase fresh-cut line

As foodservice operations get back up and running, consumers are eager to dine out. More than 3.7 million consumers visited a restaurant via Yelp in May 2021, a record high…

Growing lettuce in a gaming environment

Data visualization tool brings victory to US team in autonomous greenhouse challenge

“It is a gaming environment, you have to experience challenges and surprises. With only a few assumptions, you have to create a complete picture,” says Silke Hemming with Wageningen University. Yesterday, the first round of the third edition of the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge was finished. For the…

Three Wageningen scientists awarded Vidi-grant

Three scientists from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) are to receive a Vidi-grant. The 800,000-euro fund allows them to develop their own research trajectory over the next five years. Establishing a research group is part of thereof. Vidi-grants are awarded to experienced researchers who have…

Partnering key to success for profitable horticulture in Gulf region

“Above all, growers in the Gulf region need to partner with other companies. There is no way of doing it all by yourself. The market is not large enough to have one big greenhouse growing just one variety. To enhance local production here, many partners have to come together," says Sky Kurz with Pure…

Photo report: Cultivate'21

There was a hall filled with exhibitors, machinery, flowers, plants, visitors, novelties, cups of coffee and show gadgets. There were collaborations announced, deals being made and many industry friends catching up. With Cultivate'21, the American horticultural industry has had its first big event since the pandemic. Despite…

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27th July: 10.30am-12.30pm

Pukekohe farm environment plan workshop for greenhouse growers 27th July

TomatoesNZ, together with Vegetables NZ and Horticulture NZ, is hosting a workshop on developing farm environment plans for greenhouse growers in the morning on Tuesday 27th July.Details are: 10.30am-12.30pm – workshop at Pukekohe Indian Community Centre, 59 Ward Street This workshop will present the…

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Getting ready for the final day of Cultivate

A very positive vibe in Ohio as the final day of the Cultivate show is about to kick off. Exhibitors pick up a good vibe from the trade show and notice how people have not only missed visiting shows but also are eager to learn about products and techniques as Covid has spiked the interest in the local…

Positive feelings on first day of Cultivate

Cultivate'21 is on. After educational sessions on Saturday, the trade show at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, opened its doors yesterday and from the first pictures and reactions, we received it is a busy show. "It looks like Covid never happened," exhibitors say, yet due to the…

Start with a breakfast, find a new PulsFOG or LEDs and finish with your automation solutions

Get ready for Cultivate: here's what not to miss

Getting ready for Cultivate? Besides being extremely jealous and hoping that you'll send us photos since we're unable to come ourselves, we did select some stands that can't…

Wells Fargo Innovation incubator selects five early-stage sustainable indoor agriculture companies

The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator, a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National…

Get ready for Cultivate - and don't forget to send your selfie!

Are you exhibiting or attending Cultivate'21? The HortiDaily team is looking forward to receiving your pictures. Usually, they would have been walking down the aisles to catch…

2021 Global CEA Census will measure the impact of sustainability

"Consumers are making decisions based on sustainability factor"

The 2021 Global CEA Census has launched with a focus on growers’ perspectives on sustainability and how they are measuring specific ESG (environmental, social, and governance) outcomes. This year Agritecture Consulting will partner with AgTech company WayBeyond who has taken over the responsibility of…

UV-C radiation project wins BASIS’ Paul Singleton award

Vitacress trainee growing manager, Lukasz Sipior, has been awarded the BASIS Paul Singleton Award for his project which focused on the effect of UV-C light as a solution to…

Registration deadline 15 August

Innovative start-ups welcome to participate in Topsector T&U innovation competition

Are you an innovative start-up? A future maker who can contribute to sustainable horticulture with promising cross-border innovations? If this sounds like you, you are an…

UK: Hort Science Online to return in October: “Even bigger and better”

Showcasing the latest technical innovations and horticultural practices, ICL’s popular Hort Science Online (HSO) event in the UK is to return this October – even bigger and better than before. “Now in its fifth year, Hort Science events have become popular with professional growers, advisors, and…

Benoît Motais, Consentio

Competition for the most beautiful fruit and vegetables aisles in France

For the Year of the Fruit and Vegetables, Consentio has organized a contest to highlight the most beautiful aisles of fruit and vegetables in France. “With the media ‘Je Bosse en Grande Distribution’ (I work in a supermarket), we’ve organized this event in order to promote the work involved in presenting…

August 2

Greenhouse training online courses costing and profitability

Accurately estimate production cost and profit for your greenhouse or nursery business by taking Costing & Profitability, which is the third course in 2021 of the…

18 August

Conference: what’s new in vegetable grafting?

August 2021’s American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Annual Conference will include eighteen presentations and posters on grafted vegetable crops. View and download…

Teagasc invests €4m to create scholarship opportunities in agri-food research

Teagasc has 40 Walsh Scholarship opportunities for recent and experienced graduates who wish to pursue postgraduate study on topical agri-food issues. The scholarships are awarded in association with national and international universities, technological universities and Institutes of Technology and will…

Virtual tour SMART agriculture draws a lot of Japanese attention

On 22 June 2021, the East Netherlands Development Agency (Oost NL) together with with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR), organized an online event “Robotics & AI for data-driven horticulture and…

September 28-30

GreenTech reveals theme and outline program

The theme of GreenTech Live & Online, from 28 – 30 September at the RAI Amsterdam, will be ‘Happy Food Healthy Flowers’. This theme is central in the programming during the exhibition, where more than 50 knowledge sessions can be followed in 2 theatres. In The Xpert Theatre the focus is on more in-depth…

JPFA

Online event on Tuesday July 9th at 9:00-11:00 AM (JST)

Workshops on latest CEA developments in the US

The Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA), which has held more than 140 workshops since the first one in October 2009, has announced to make new workshops free of charge in principle for its members. The JPFA will run each workshop online, with a seminar followed by a Q&A session, making it similar to…

International Year of Plant Health 2020 comes to conclusion

The International Year of Plant Health 2020 of the United National, declared on the initiative of the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, ended on Thursday 1 July…

Registration opens for this month’s PMA Foodservice conference

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) opened registration for the 2021 Foodservice Conference and Expo taking place in Monterey, CA from July 21-22 2021. With a compact…

Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit

An Indoor AgTech panel

Mapping a pathway to competitive production

"We believe CEA will be fuelled by the diversity of crops. We need to focus on products for consumers and food producers, looking forward to other stable crops we can produce. We have to break the perception of what can be grown and what cannot be grown in CEA as we believe it's the future of growing…

Mexico takes steps to better protect plant breeders' rights

On May 20 and 21, the Mexican SNICS (the National Service for Inspection and Certification of Seeds), in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Mexico, organized a virtual forum entitled "Enforcement of Plant Breeder's Rights of Ornamental Plant Varieties in Mexico." During the forum, SNICS presented an…

Horti-bleuc.eu

August 25, 13:45-16:45

"Can strawberries and tomatoes grow on renewable feedstock materials?"

Can strawberries and tomatoes be cultivated without non-renewable feedstock materials such as peat and mineral wool? How can residual materials such as shrimp shells, CO2 from flue gasses, spent growing media, green waste, and plant fibers be upcycled and contribute to sustainable soilless horticulture?…

Virtual company tour of SMART agriculture attracts Japanese interest

On 22 June 2021, the East Netherlands Development Agency organized with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Japan, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) an online event “Robotics & AI for data-driven horticulture and agriculture” as part of the…


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