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webinar, July 8

Erin Fitzgerald and the success of ’30 Harvests’

World Horti Center and NethWork continue to provide online inspiration via the EAT THIS! webinar series. This upcoming Wednesday July 8 another inspiring expert, Erin Fitzgerald, CEO of US Farmers and Ranchers in Action (USFRA), takes centre stage and shares her vision on the future of food. 30…

webinar, July 16

Control, eradication and preparedness for exotic leafminers in Australia

Production nurseries are encouraged to attend a webinar on exotic leafminers that will be held on Thursday, 16 July 2020, to provide growers with an update on incursion risk,…

Webinar held on tomato rootstocks

Despite the fact that Covid-19 has disturbed visits and interaction possibilities with growers, plant breeders and their suppliers, De Ruiter wants to continue sharing…

OptimIA

July 29, 2020

OptimIA annual stakeholder meeting (virtual)

The OptimIA (Optimizing Indoor Agriculture) project team invites indoor farmers, allied trades, and professionals interested in participating in their first annual stakeholder meeting (virtual), to share recent research results and discuss future activities. OptimIA is a USDA-supported Specialty Crop…

United Fresh LIVE! Badge, Puzzle and Trivia winners announced

With more than 7,500 active users on United Fresh LIVE! during the 2020 virtual experience June 15-19, attendees competed to show who was most active on the platform, as well…

The registration period is open from July 27 to the 31

Aneberries will celebrate the X edition of its International Congress online

Mexico's Berry Exporters Association, (ANEBERRIES) is getting ready to conduct the tenth edition of its International Congress, which will be held online for the first time.…

CEO roundtable discussing trends in Indian agriculture and food

ThinkAg, a food and AgTech platform held its first CEO roundtable on 26th June discussing trends in the Indian Agriculture and Food sector expected in this decade. The…

UAE Cabinet approves national system for sustainable agriculture

Sheikh Mohammed visits vegetable market in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, was seen visiting a Dubai fruits and vegetables market. A video showing…

CropKing offers first digital workshop

CropKing will hold their first digital workshop on Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 10:00 AM EST, via Zoom. During this 7 hour course, participants will learn many of the same topics covered in their in-person workshops. Topics will include an introduction to greenhouse plants and hydroponic systems including…

July 8, 2:30 PM, ET

Sneak peek webinar of Cultivate'20 Virtual

AmericanHort, the host of Cultivate, the largest all-industry trade show, announces a Sneak Peek webinar for attendees of Cultivate’20 Virtual, the new 100% online event that…

PMA Fresh Summit goes virtual for 2020

Produce Marketing Association announced Tuesday, June 30 that the 2020 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo will be a virtual experience instead of an onsite event in Dallas.    In a message to members and industry partners, PMA CEO Cathy Burns explained the decision.  “Out of our utmost concern for the personal health, safety, and…

From July 13 to 15 Dramm has a virtual booth and extra information

Live videos and webinars throughout Virtual Cultivate

With in-person events cancelled for the foreseeable future, virtual trade shows have been planned. While face-to-face will be missed, these virtual events have the potential…

Florian Steiner takes positive stock of the first year of the BIOhof:

"Great taste and quality always come out on top"

One year ago, BIOhof in Kirchweidach was ceremonially opened under the direction of Florian Steiner. It was an exciting year for the young entrepreneur who grows organic tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers on 60,000m² of land. Although the Steiner family has been active in greenhouse cultivation for a long time,…

United Fresh names best virtual exhibit booths

From a new concept just a few months ago to a 200-company virtual expo reaching more than 7,500 attendees, United Fresh LIVE! brought out the best in exhibiting company marketing teams. Based on attendee votes through the United Fresh LIVE! platform, we can now announce the “best of the best” in…

EAT THIS! session with Hidde Boersma

Ecomodernism and the future of food

After a two-week break, World Horti Center, in close collaboration with NethWork, resumed the EAT THIS! webinar series on June 24. Corporate anthropologist Jitske Kramer…

Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit

Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit, July 23

Connecting technology & business to create healthy, resilient food systems

The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit is going virtual. This year’s summit will be live online on July 23, 2020, providing an opportunity for the industry to meet, network and exchange ideas at this critical time for our industry. Farm operators, food retailers and investors will present live, before…

July 14, 15:00 -16:00

Webinar: Boosting your agROBOfood digital innovation hub

The 1st open call of agROBOfood will grant proposals within a few months. Hopefully you are already active engaging with Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to prepare the nice…

July 8, 10 AM - 5 PM EST

Digital workshop on hydroponic systems and more

Cropking announces their first digital workshop, to be held on Wednesday July 8, 2020 at 10 a.m. EST, held via Zoom. During this 7 hour course, participants will learn many of…

Spring 2021

US (AZ): NCERA 101 meeting

The University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center invites you to attend the 2021 International meeting of the NCERA 101 Committee on Controlled Environment Technology & Use, as well as join the CEA Center in commemorating 20 successful and productive years as they celebrate the center's 20th anniversary.  The conference…

Horti ASIA

Horti ASIA and Association for Vertical Farming to launch 'Vertical Farming Pavilion'

Horti ASIA emphasises horticultural solutions that are both relevant and important to the development of Asian markets. The Association for Vertical Farming (AVF), as an official partner of Horti ASIA, will be running Asia's first vertical farming pavilion. The AVF Forum will be integrated into Horti…

October 20 -21

HortiCann Light & Tech Conference goes virtual

Endeavor Business Media and the HortiCann Light + Tech event team have closely monitored the developments around the COVID-19 pandemic with the highest intention of protecting the health and safety of its attendees, instructors, exhibitors, sponsors and employees. In these efforts to host a safe and…

Labinot Elshani, Landgard eG, to participate in the Fruit Attraction in Madrid

"We welcome the restarting of the trade fairs"

2020 promises to be an exceptional trade fair year. Since many events have already been cancelled or postponed, others are switching to virtual solutions. One trade fair that will continue to be held on its original date is the Fruit Attraction that will take place in Madrid at the end of October. Some…

July 6

University of Florida greenhouse training online courses

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

Final comments on United Fresh virtual trade show

The world’s first virtual trade show for fresh produce, United Fresh LIVE!, concluded this past Friday, June 19 after a packed event week. More than 12,500 people registered for the event and more than 7,500 people were online at one time. General sessions, workshops, coffee talk round tables, morning…

Heliospectra

webinar, July 2

Swedish vertical farmer Ljusgårda - from 0 to 7000 m2 in 3 years

Ljusgårda, an indoor farm situated in a former wood factory in Tibro Sweden, focuses on sustainable, eco-conscious year-round production with 7000 m2 of leafy greens. During this free webinar you can learn from CEO Andreas Wilhelmsson about Ljusgårda’s commitment to locally grown, fresh produce and their…

United Fresh 2020 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program

Honoring essential workers of the food supply chain’s front lines

Marking its sixteenth year recognizing exceptional retail produce managers, United Fresh Produce Association honored its 2020 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program winners…

New leadership team for ASTA and annual award winners

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) announced its new leadership team and the 2020 industry award winners during the association's 'PLDC Virtual' annual meeting. The members of the FY2020-21 ASTA officer team - officially taking office on July 1 - are: Chair: John Latham, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, Alexander,…

PMA launches eLearning certificate course on Essentials of Produce Safety

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced the launch of its eLearning certificate course Essentials of Produce Safety, an entirely online, affordable and in-depth program covering the key challenges and best practices in produce safety. The course is the first certificate program in PMA's new…

Webinar: GlobalGAP certification amidst COVID-19

GlobalGAP has published a free public webinar on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on certification options and procedures. It provides an overview of the existing…

July 1, 14:00 GMT+1

Webinar on sustainable cultivation in horticulture

The Netherlands is considered worldwide as the example of knowledge and innovation in horticultural production, raw materials and food. It is the ideal testing ground to…

Ready for Cultivate'20 Virtual?

After 90 physical editions, this year due to the COVID-19 situation, Cultivate will be held digitally; Cultivate'20 Virtual. It is an event for the entire green industry and this virtual edition, taking place from July 13-16, there will be 200 3D virtual booths from exhibitors representing all sectors of the industry, as well…

Exhibitors comment on United Fresh virtual trade show

The first-ever virtual trade show for fresh produce kicked off on Monday with a full schedule for the entire week. Morning fitness sessions, coffee talks, presentations as well as a virtual expo floor are on the agenda daily. More than 50 people attended the first fitness session on Tuesday, which was…

Grand opening general session

Produce industry is grateful to get together online

The United Fresh LIVE! virtual trade show kicked off yesterday, Monday June 15th, with the Grand Opening General Session. Tom Stenzel was joined by Michael Muzyk, President of Baldor Specialty Foods and Chairman of the Board, and keynote speaker Katie Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President and Chief…

Which AI algorithm will have the greenest thumbs?

On June 15 the kick-off of the Smart Agriculture Competition took place in Yunnan, China. Contestants of this high-tech showdown will have 3.5 months to remotely grow strawberries in a sophisticated greenhouse using artificial intelligence and machine learning-driven algorithms. The winner of the Smart…

World Horti Center organizes second Summer Of Innovation

All summer long, the newest innovations in greenhouse horticulture will be prominently on display at the World Horti Center. Following on the 2019 edition, the ‘horticulture clubhouse’ will continue to shine a spotlight on innovations in the summer of 2020 through various temporary exhibitions as well as…

June 22, 11:00am UAE time

Webinar 'Food security in the UAE in a Covid-19 world'

A second webinar on the topic of Food Security in the UAE will be held on June 22nd. In the Global Food Security Index the UAE is ranked on the 21st place, as the country jumped an impressive 10 places (from 31) compared to the previous year. It reflects the successful efforts of the UAE government to…

Nature Fresh Farms at United Fresh LIVE!

Virtual tasting of Red Cherry on-the-Vine Tomatoes to be held June 18th

On June 18th Nature Fresh Farms takes United Fresh Virtual tradeshow to new heights by conducting a virtual taste testing, making the most of this digital event. This year’s United Fresh event tradeshow will be taking place under very different circumstances. Given the current Covid-19 challenges, United…

First webinar on "vertical farming" in Spain

The first webinar in Spanish on protected vertical cultivation will take place on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. It will be held from real vertical farming facilities which are currently in production. Vertical protected farming systems are a new trend in agriculture, and the event will serve to outline their characteristics and…

webinar, June 18

What makes a successful indoor farmer operations manager?

The National Science Foundation-funded research project entitled “Strategic FEW (food, energy, water) and Workforce Investments to Enhance Viability of Controlled Environment Agriculture in Metropolitan Areas” (CEA Viability in Metro Areas) seeks to help the CEA industry develop a skilled workforce that…

March 16-18 2021

Greentech Americas rescheduled

GreenTech Americas is moving from 25 - 27 August 2020 to 16 - 18 March 2021. The current health situation in Mexico, due to COVID-19, does not provide the optimal conditions to organize GreenTech’s first show in Querétaro. RAI Amsterdam and Tarsus, as organizers, recognize the power of face to face interaction as the best…

Introducing Zukies Mini Zucchinis

Virtual tradeshow format is an exciting change from traditional shows

Today marks the kick off of the first virtual tradeshow for fresh produce. One of the companies exhibiting at United Fresh LIVE! is Mucci Farms. “We have been big supporters of United Fresh for many years, so this year was no different even with a new format,” says Emily Murracas, Director of Marketing…

June 17 and June 24 at 9 AM GMT +2

Webinars on plant nutrient deficiencies

Haifa Academy invites you to two free webinars discussing plant nutrient deficiencies.  The first live webinar about macronutrients deficiencies will be held on June 17. In order…

June 17 10 AM EDT

US (GA): Webinar digital marketing for agribusinesses

The University of Georgia is partnering with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to present a free digital marketing webinar for agribusiness owners looking for alternate ways to sell their products. The webinar will be hosted on June 17 at 10 AM EDT by the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC),…

Topics include "Food Preservation and the Green Supply Chain" and "AI Facilities: Digitization and Information-based Agriculture"

Wageningen University organizes webinar on fresh food issues

First day:Wageningen University and Research Center in the Netherlands and Jiangnan University in China will organize a series of online webinars related to future…

World Food Prize 2020 won by Dr. Rattan Lal

"The unbound joy and excitement of receiving the 2020 World Food Prize reminds me about the gratitude, privilege and honor of working for farmers from around the world." Distinguished pedologist Dr. Rattan Lal becomes this year’s recipient of the $250,000 award for promoting soils for sustainable…

July 23

Virtual indoor AgTech innovation summit

The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit is going virtual! "We’re delighted to announce that this year’s summit will be live online on July 23 from 10am-4pm EST, providing an opportunity for the industry to meet, network and exchange ideas at this critical time." Garm operators, food retailers and investors…

"If we don't do something about the food system, we're not going to be able to sustainably feed people"

Predictions that fresh produce GMO crops could be a long-term solution in Australia's food industry

One of Australia's leading 'Food Futurists' sees an increased future for genetically modified (GMO) and genetically edited organisms in global food production, as the industry grapples with the challenge of feeding the growing population. Tony Hunter believes that now is the best time in 30 years to be…

June 11th at 2pm EST

Optimizing your lighting system for maximum efficiency and yields

There are many strategies that growers can employ to ensure the optimal performance and ROI of their lighting system. This presentation, organised by P.L. Light Systems and Greenhouse Grower Magazine, will cover some of those strategies (including good maintenance practices and lighting retrofit…

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Webinar calendar opened on HortiDaily

Due to the COVID outbreak there's currently many webinars being organised. In addition to our special, which we've dedicated to these webinars for the time being, we've opened up our calendar to give an overview of the events. Please find the exhbition and webinar calendar here. Events relevant for the horticultural…

No Greentech today, but the Greentech Webinar Talks are here

Normally you might have found yourself in Amsterdam these days - talking about yield predictions, a new greenhouse or other relevant techniques. Yet we all know that due to COVID-19 many events had to be postponed, including the GreenTech. Fortunately there's still a lot going on digitally. This morning…

Hoogendoorn Growth Management

Team AuTomatoes wins Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge

AI growing team outperforms human growers in autonomous growing challenge

During the Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge, international teams conducted an experiment to remotely grow a cherry tomato crop during a period of six months, in a WUR greenhouse in the Netherlands. The goal was to maximize net profit by increasing yield and fruit quality and therefore income, and limiting…

Seed meets Technology canceled

Seed meets Technology 2020 has been canceled. In early March, there were already 40 applications, and a large part of the program had already been planned, and it didn’t seem like anything would be able to stop week 39 from being a success. Unfortunately, the emergence of the coronavirus in early March has changed things. Seed…

Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Canadian Greenhouse Conference cancels 2020 physical event

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference announces the cancellation of the 2020 physical event due to factors resulting from COVID-19. A select number of speaker sessions will be offered virtually on the original 2020 dates as the conference continues to fulfill its mandate of supporting growers and the…

World Horti Center open to visitors again

The World Horti Center in the Netherlands is open to visitors again, since Tuesday 2 June. Naturally with accordance to the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the…

PMA launches the Essentials of Produce Safety online training program

The Produce Marketing Association has announced the launch of its eLearning certificate course Essentials of Produce Safety, an entirely online, affordable and in-depth…

Fruit Focus postponed to 2021

Fruit Focus has been postponed until 2021, with a virtual event taking place for 2020. Due to COVID-19, the organization does not think they are able to hold an effective or safe event in July of…

June 8-10

First virtual ISF congress

Seed enhancement company Incotec is sponsoring the first virtual International Seed Federation (ISF) congress. The congress will take place on June 8-10 and is replacing the congress which was due to be hosted on location in South Africa.  Incotec is long-term sponsor of the annual congress which, under normal circumstances is held…

July 27-31

Plant Biology 2020 worldwide summit

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing actions taken globally to limit the spread of the virus, the ASPB Board of Directors has decided to convert Plant Biology 2020 to a fully online conference that includes both synchronous (real-time livestream) and asynchronous (on demand)…

How ProEx Food prepares for their digital presence at United Fresh:

"Virtual exhibitions will indirectly foster innovation"

Around the globe companies are trying to come up with ways to cope with the COVID-pandemic. The fruit and vegetable sector was not as affected by the measures and shutdowns as others but keeping distance and finding enough employees has been a challenge. Another big change has been the cancellation of…

WUR

webinar, June 8

Final event Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge 2020

The world population is increasing rapidly together with the demand for healthy fresh food. The greenhouse industry can play an important role, but encounters difficulties finding skilled staff to manage crop production. Artificial intelligence (AI) reaches breakthroughs in several areas, however, not…

Organic Produce Network to co-host general session during United Fresh LIVE!

United Fresh Produce Association and Organic Produce Network will co-host an Organic General Session on Wednesday, June 17 at 12:00 noon EDT during United Fresh LIVE! The session will be led by OPN Co-Founder and Executive Vice President Tonya Antle, and will feature top industry leaders addressing the…

starting July 13 10 AM ET

Cultivate'20 virtual schedule

AmericanHort, the host of Cultivate, the all-industry trade show, is pleased to announce the schedule for Cultivate’20 Virtual, the 100% online event that will connect customers, suppliers and…

Farmers to Families Food Box and CFAP programs discussed at this week's PMA virtual town hall

This week’s virtual town hall featured Bruce Summers of the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and Hunt Shipman of Cornerstone Government Affairs. The topics of discussion were the overall progress of the Farmers to Families Food box Program, as well as the recently announced CFAP program. This special…

Nelson and Pade

Nelson and Pade going digital

Aquaponics master class now offered online

After over 20 years of offering onsite aquaponics classes and training, aquaponics industry pioneers and experts, Rebecca Nelson, John Pade and the Nelson and Pade team, present their Aquaponics master class online.  The master class is intended for anyone seriously considering getting into aquaponic food…

De Ruiter Seeds

Tomato variety offers "Completo" solution

On the 29th of April, De Ruiter organized the Completo Online Webinar together with its partners Helle Oy & Delphy, for tomato growers in Scandinavia. In total 28 attendees joined this new interactive setup for knowledge exchange. Jack Endhoven, representing De Ruiter, kicked off the Completo Webinar with…

open until 11:55 PM June 26

Nominate agricultural innovators for British Farming Awards

It seems the agricultural industry is finally getting the recognition it really deserves. Farmers are keeping the nation fed in the COVID-19 pandemic. Now is the time to recognise the individuals and organisations that promote innovation in the sector. The British farming awards 2020 has several…

US (NV): Indoor Ag-Con kicks off:

Webinar series on business opportunities for indoor growers

Indoor Ag-Con is launching a free monthly webinar series to share content originally planned for its May 2020 in-person annual conference that has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Titled “Indoor Ag-Conversations,” the new virtual event series kicks off with the United Fresh Produce…

Workshops inspire companies, public entities to take up urban farming

Agritecture’s digital workshops are suited for both private companies and public entities looking to explore how urban agriculture might fit in with their current projects or long-term goals. Working closely with the host and their unique priorities, Agritecture plans, organizes, and carries out the entire workshop…

CPMA and NSF Canada to offer online food safety workshops beginning in June

CPMA has partnered with NSF Canada, a division of NSF International, to offer online Food Safety, Regulatory and Quality Assurance workshops to CPMA members and non-members,…

May 28 4:00 PM (CET)

Webinar on vertical farming

Heliospectra is having a free webinar this Thursday, May 28 at 4:00 PM (CET). This webinar is designed for vertical farmers, cultivation and operation teams, support technology companies, business executives as well as investors looking to connect with industry leaders to better understand the opportunities and challenges…

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USDA and others to provide an update from Washington at PMA’s May 27 Virtual Town Hall

Produce Marketing Association will host its weekly Virtual Town Hall on May 27 with a focus on upcoming and future government resources available to the industry.  The conversation…

Every Wednesday from 16:00 CET

Eat This! webinar series

By way of the webinar series EAT THIS! World Horti Center and NethWork offer an online stage to inspiring speakers to discuss the future of food and the current food production system. They share…

June 8-10, manned 8:00 to 18:00 CET

Virtual congress 'Going forward together'

The International Seed Federation (ISF) set itself a goal to bring together the global seed industry for an ISF Virtual Congress, hosted by ISF and powered by Seed World.  "When…

Held May 16

Global urban agriculture and horticulture technology webinar

On May 16th, CAU Futong, the commercial service platform of China Agriculture University, held a webinar about urban agriculture and horticulture technology.  There were several Chinese speakers, but Adri Bom-Lemstra, Vice Governor of the Dutch Province of South Holland and chairwomen of the Dutch Greenport…

Argus Control Systems

May 28 1:00 PM Eastern Time / 12:00 PM Central Time

Webinar: strategies for automating your fertigation system

You can’t grow a good crop without a solid fertigation strategy. Automation can help you finetune your irrigation and nutrient delivery in any production environment, from nursery and greenhouse to vertical farm and indoor grow. But with so many options and levels of technology available, how do you…

Nancy Pickersgill with SUNSET®/Mastronardi Produce on exhibiting at United Fresh LIVE!

“We see an opportunity to reach a broader audience”

Mastronardi Produce is one of the companies exhibiting at the United Fresh virtual trade show next month and discusses why they will attend this unique event. “At a time when we have no choice but to be apart, it is great to see how the industry is connecting virtually,” says Nancy Pickersgill, the…

Macfrut goes Digital in September 2020

Macfrut 2020 goes Digital. From 8 to 10 September 2020, Italy’s international showcase for the fresh produce industry will offer business opportunities through a digital…

Tuesday, June 23 at 2:00 PM (EST)

Plant growth research and technologies featured in upcoming NASA webinar

The Veggie Lab at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is a Plant Processing Area - a web of ground research laboratories equipped with plant growth chambers of all sizes and the ability to simulate the International Space Station environment. That along with a team of researchers capable of applying the…

May 20: World Bee Day

"75% of crops worldwide depend on pollinators"

On May 20, the world will celebrate bees, one of the insects that most actively contributes to the global population's food security and nutrition, as 75% of the world's crops depend on pollinators like them. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), “some…

webinar on May 28th, 16:00 CET (UTC+1)

"Better air results in better yield and quality"

Removing fungi, bacteria and viruses from the air entering your greenhouse and plants. That's what the GAHU (greenhouse air handling unit) that was recently launched, can do. On May 28th, Can Kulekcioglu from Timfog will be running a webinar on possible trends after COVID-19 affecting greenhouse…

Webinar on how COVID-19 accelerates change in food systems

The first webinar from Greentech took place on Thursday, May 7th, 16:00 - 17:00 UTC +2. In this webinar, Tom Freyberg interviewed four horticulture professionals about their views on how the Coronavirus has and will change food systems as we know them.  Koppert Cress, Priva and 80 Acres Farms took place in…

US: Horticultural Research Institute scholarships available

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) is accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year. These scholarships are made possible by seven HRI endowment…

September 1, 2020

Virtual open house Bejo Seeds

Bejo is a leading company in breeding, production and sales of vegetable seeds serving both the conventional and organic markets. Together with their customers and partners Bejo actively explores market opportunities and innovative research methods. They stay close to nature to develop the best vegetable seeds so growers around…

webinar, May 26

How to fund your indoor farm

The May Indoor Science Cafe takes a look at how to fund your indoor farm. It's presented by Nicola Kerslake of Contain, and takes place Tuesday, May 26th, at 11:00AM EDT. Indoor Ag Science Cafe is an…

June 3rd 9 AM and 3 PM

Webinar series: Implementing plant empowerment

The Implementation Partners of Plant Empowerment start a free webinar series of four webinars. Participants will learn how to implement the basic principles of Plant Empowerment. They also learn how to grow crops in a sustainable way by using the natural growing power and resilience of a plant. The first…

Wilfried Wollbold - Asia Fruit Logistica

"Our goal is to help reconnect the global fresh fruit and vegetable industry in Asia in 2020"

Last week the organisers of Asia Fruit Logistica announced that the trade show would be postponed until November, it had been due to take place in September in Singapore. The reaction to the decision from the trade was positive but naturally cautious as we are still unsure of how things will be at that…

CHA

British exhibitor group preparing for the rescheduled GreenTech

The GreenTech show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has been rescheduled to 20-22 October 2020 and the Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) is organising the British Pavilion at the event, supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT). GreenTech was due to take place on 8-10 June 2020 in…

Heidi Lindberg, MSU Extension

Michigan State University offers four summer greenhouse online courses

Now through June 13, 2020, you can sign up for the new Abiotic Disorders of Greenhouse Crops course and three other greenhouse courses: Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting, Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers, and Floriculture Root Zone Management. Greenhouse growers that are new to the industry…

LEAF Open Farm Sunday

Visiting UK greenhouses online

LEAF has announced that its planned Open Farm Sunday is to become Online Farm Sunday on 7th June. Hot on the heels of the recent success of The Greatest Online Agricultural Show and with lockdown continuing to affect the UK, the sector is showing its resilience as a second traditional annual rural event is going virtual. Event…

Victorian Government Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships program

Australia: Scholarships available for young Victorian growers

Young Victorian apple and pear growers can apply for scholarships of up to $10,000 to enable study and training, or to invest in on-farm initiatives. The scholarships are  provided…

Lisa Overman with Dole Food Company

“What a special time to be honored for a Retail Produce Manager Award”

A few weeks ago, United Fresh announced the 25 honorees of its 2020 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. Sponsored by Dole Food Company, the program recognizes produce managers from all over the US and Canada who are working hard on the front line every day. “Coming from the retail world, this is a…

May 20 17:00 UTC+3

Webinar growing organic in soilless media

Organic cultivation in soilless media can boost a business into fast growth and high revenues, but there are many technical and agronomical challenges to overcome and very little know-how is available. Tune in to this webinar if you're a grower of vegetables, berries or medical cannabis and thinking of…

held May 10th; view back

UAE Webinar on food safety

The Netherlands Business Council UAE (NBC) in partnership with the Benelux Council, the Embassy and the Consulate General of the Kingdom of The Netherlands held a special Webinar on Food Security in the UAE on Sunday, the 10th of May. Keynote speaker was H.E. Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Minister of State for Food…

Event postponed

Global Berry Congress moves to December 2020

Global Berry Congress 2020 is now to take place on 7-9 December 2020. This move is intended to give the global berry business as long as possible this year to deal with the…

Mary Coppola on organizing the world’s first virtual trade show for fresh produce

“It is a big undertaking, but a labor of love”

“It was the beginning of March when we started to realize how serious the situation around COVID-19 was and how it might impact our event,” says Mary Coppola with United Fresh. The organization had an in-person Board Meeting scheduled but changed it into a virtual meeting to not put its Board members at…

A welcome time to celebrate foodservice

Whether it’s a café offering eat-in options or a specialty take-out counter with gourmet items for meals at home, grocery stores are incorporating more and more foodservice concepts into their retail footprints. “Grocery stores are evolving into more of a food experience,” says Greg Corsaro, president…

May 13th 7:00 PM

Webinar series 'Ask the Ag Agent' - Labour

Labour will be the topic for the 7:00PM Wednesday night webinar – 'Ask the Ag Agent'. This week, the webinar will be concentrated on the topic of farm labor. Since updates are coming to the industry and we have learned of some programs for migrant workers please join us for discussion. Please feel free…

May 14th 14:00 UTC+1

Webinar: Using additional data sources

The 30MHz platform ingests any kind of data source: crop level sensors, climate computers and manual data input. This way, growers can interact with ambient climate data alongside crop-level intel, or data from crop walks. And, as with all other data in the platform, users can share, compare and…

May 13

Webinar: Impact of innovation in the food & AG value chain

F&A Next, in cooperation with Foodbytes! by Rabobank, presents the eight most promising startups that have been selected as this year’s ‘Next Heroes of Food- & AgTech’. On May 13, four FoodTech and four AgTech startups will pitch their innovations during a (free) live webinar of F&A Next to an…

Industry cautious but positive about new date for Asia Fruit Logistica

The Asia Fruit Logistca organisers made it known yesterday that the trade show would be postponed until November. It was due to take place in Singapore in late September but due to the COVID-19 crisis will now take place 18-20 November. FreshPlaza spoke to some of the companies who have exhibited and…

May 11th 11:30 - 12:30 UTC

Webinar: Flexible grippers and materials

Wageningen University & Research is hosting a webinar May 11th from 11:30 to 12:30 UTC, about flexible grippers and materials. Grippers are ideal robotic applications for pick-and-place applications in the food industry, but also in manufacturing and packaging. In an hour's time, Rob Scharff, PhD…

Pieternel van Velden, Krabbels Tekst en Beeld

Rem Koolhaas argues for linking the horticulture sector with the consumer

The first edition of the webinar series 'Eat This!' featuring world-famous architect and journalist Rem Koolhaas was launched with an audience of more than 1,000. World Horti Center is organising the webinar series in collaboration with Nethwork in order to talk to visionaries from inside and outside the…

May 13th, 08:00 am (GMT+2) & 11:00 am (EST)

Webinar from Haifa Academy

Haifa Academy invites people to another free webinar about 'Nutirgation - Benefits and Practice'. In this webinar, discover how a carefully planned nutritional program helps to save water, improve…

Preparations for IPM Essen 2021 are in Full Swing

From 26th to 29th January 2021, the meeting place of the worldwide green industry will open at Messe Essen: IPM Essen traditionally marks the beginning of a new business year for its exhibitors and visitors. "We are pleased about a very good booking status. Numerous exhibitors are already passionately…

Asia Fruit Logistica reschedules to November

Asia Fruit Logistica is rescheduling to 18-20 November 2020 in Singapore to ensure a successful trade show for every exhibitor and visitor coming from all over the world.…

June 1-26

University of Florida offers introductory Greenhouse 101 courses

Train yourself and your staff to make better crop management decisions by learning the underlying horticultural science of plant growth. Greenhouse 101 is the introduction to the award-winning Greenhouse Training Online courses offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension (UF). It is designed for…

Viva Fresh clean eating challengers to showcase results in virtual wrap-up event

Viva Fresh may have been canceled but that isn’t going to put a pause on the success or results of the Clean Eating Challenge. On May 20 at 2:00 pm CST, Dr. Ian Smith and the…

July 9 & 10

Plant Empowerment Workshop goes online

The Ohio State University, in partnership with Gotham Greens and HortAmericas, will be organizing Plant Empowerment Workshop Online on July 9th and 10th, 2020 (10AM – 2:30PM EDT). This workshop is the first one in the US, following the recent movement of ‘GPE – Growing by Plant Empowerment’. One of the…


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