Events

US: Onboarding for seasonal employees training

Although this training opportunity is New York-based, it will have information that covers topics related to all employers who hire seasonal employees. Attend a 1.5-hour,…

Greenhouse company fined $25,000 for environmental protection act violations

Convicted - Golden Acre Farms Inc. Court Location - Windsor Description of Offence - The conviction relates to failing to comply with a ministry approval condition by failing to ensure that the 4-month rolling average effluent limits were not exceeded. Date of Offence - On or about November 27, 2018 Date…

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International Green Week Berlin successfully closes online exhibition

For the first time in its 95 year history, the International Green Week took place as an entirely virtual event. In doing so the world’s leading trade fair for agriculture, the food industry and horticulture set new standards and took to the internet to discuss the latest industry topics. On 20 and 21…

UK: Time to decide future of AHDB horticulture

Growers opposed to the continuation of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in the horticultural sector have urged others to make their voices heard, adding that proposed reforms to the levy body do not go far enough and are “too little, too late.” Ballot papers were sent by AHDB to…

United Fresh conference to feature bestselling author as keynote speaker

United Fresh’s sixth annual BrandStorm™ event will take place online March 9-11, 2021. Hosted virtually this year, the event will open with a keynote from Lindsay Pedersen,…

Global plant breeding virtual meeting January 28-29

The UF Plant Science Council and UF/IFAS plant-breeding faculty and student organise a virtual meeting on January 28-29. Students and faculty from UF/IFAS and around the world…

Field day in the Republic of Uzbekistan

In December, Sakata Central Asia organised a Beit Alpha cucumber field day in the Navoi Region of Uzbekistan to present our high-performance Rebel F1 hot to cold season variety.   Dealers, growers and nurseries are convinced that the variety shows wide adaptability to difficult conditions such as lack of light, short…

Public oral argument in hydroponically-grown organic food lawsuit US

On Thursday, January 21st, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California will hear arguments in Center for Food Safety's (CFS) ongoing lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) "soil-less" loophole that permits the labeling of hydroponically-grown foods as…

Kuno Jacobs, Nova Exhibitions on his experiences as exhibition organizer:

"I expect even more enthusiasm for physical trade shows than before the pandemic"

The events sector is one of the sectors that has been hit hardest by the corona crisis. "Where many sectors see their turnover decrease it is not easy for the events sector and therefore also trade fairs. As you don't make any turnover if you don't organize a trade fair, you go back to zero." This is…

Pre-registration dates for cultivate’21 announced

AmericanHort announces pre-registration for Cultivate’21 opens on February 8, 2021. Details can be found online at cultivateevent.org. The all-industry trade show and…

9 February 16:00 UTC

Free webinar on hydroponics, farm to table and micro-farming

Can hydroponic micro-farming be a profitable business? This webinar offers information on: Hydroponic growing principles Micro-farming economics and marketing What can be grown…

Webinar on phenotyping and soil health facility

CHAP is partnering with Cranfield University and Agri-EPI to co-host a lunchtime webinar showcasing the services provided by our Phenotyping and Soil Health Facility. Understanding the interaction of crops and the environment in crop-based agriculture is a crucial first step to improving crop…

January 20-23

Everything's ready for the Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal 2021

The Portuguese agri-food sector will hold the Digital Agrifood Summit Portugal from January 20 to 23, an online event that will put Portuguese producers and exporters in…

NASA

NASA notice of Deep Space Food Challenge Phase 1

Phase 1 of the Deep Space Food Challenge is open, and teams that wish to compete may now register. Centennial Challenges, part of the NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate's Prizes, Challenges, and Crowdsourcing Program, consist of prize competitions to stimulate innovation in technologies of…

United Fresh announces class two of produce safety immersion program

United Fresh Produce Association announced the class two fellows of the Produce Safety Immersion Program, sponsored by Renaissance Food Group at the gold level, and Ecolab as…

Jan 28, 2021 12:00–1:00 P.M.

Canada: Webinar on use of artificial intelligence in CEA

Koidra and Blue Radix are two companies working with Ontario greenhouse vegetable producers to integrate AI in their production systems. This webinar will highlight each…

Hort Americas online short course January 23, 2021

New online course on vertical farming

Hort Americas presents their latest online short course. From hydroponic growing system selection, use of artificial lighting and environmental control of all key variables in…

A CEA waste study to suggest best practices for sustainability

Controlled environment agriculture (CEA) production has the opportunity to provide a sustainable alternative to conventional farming. A lot of focus has already been placed on CEA's ability to be very water-efficient and space-efficient, and various studies have looked at its energy use. One area which…

Listen to your plants, improve production JAN 27-29

Ohio State University organizes workshop for greenhouse growers

Drones. Automation. Artificial intelligence. They’re some of the new, cutting-edge ways to monitor greenhouse plants. They’re also some of the subjects to be covered by an upcoming workshop for greenhouse growers. With a theme of “Improving Production Via Listening to Plants,” The Ohio State University’s…

Madlen Miserius about Fruit Logistica Special Edition 2021

"This new concept of Fruit Logistica Special Edition is our plan B”

Normally in January the whole of the fresh produce sector would be preparing to head to Berlin for Fruit Logistica. This year everything is different and the Fruit Logistica Special Edition will take place on 18, 19,20 May. We asked Madlen Miserius Senior Produce Manager for Fruit Logistica about her…

Azerbaijan to export tomatoes to Persian Gulf and EU

The Azerbaijani Economy Ministry Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) has organized an online meeting with entrepreneurs operating in the field of tomato…

Tour on January 25, 2021, at 1:30-2:30 PM EST

GLOBAL G.A.P. announces second World Consultation Tour

The GLOBALG.A.P. World Consultation Tour goes into its second round! People who are interested can join the upcoming virtual meeting in cooperation with the FarmTech Society.  In…

Molari Berries & Breeding take stock of a good 2020

"You now can grow small fruits all over the world"

This year many events took place in a digital setting, including the Global Berry Congress. The Italian Molari Berries & Breeding also attended the special event. "It is interesting to see how, despite the pandemic, the sector was able to keep up with a remarkable trend. Consumers' lifestyles have…

Symposium on Agriculture in Japan

"Growing clean tomatoes started after Japanese earthquake and tsunami"

The Tohoku University Graduate School of Agriculture recently hosted a symposium, to provide evaluations and updates on its reconstruction projects in rural areas affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The lectures highlighted the work of the Tohoku Agricultural Science Center for Reconstruction…

Japan’s strawberry brands vie for top spots

As Japan has many different kinds of fruit varieties, many, many fruit farms will vie for the annual "Best in…" awards. High prices often reflect the high standard that the…

Biostimulants induced regulatory defence mechanismes in plants under stress conditions

PennState University announces seminar on plant stress

To date, managing salinity stress in agriculture relies heavily on development of salt tolerant plant varieties, a time-consuming process particularly challenging for many…

US: PennState University announces virtual greenhouse growers day

The Greenhouse Growers Day webinar aims to help growers stay up to date on the latest practices and techniques to produce high quality herbaceous plants. This webinar will replace the annual face-to-face conference held each January by Pennsylvania State University. January 21: Topics• Identification and…

Dreamstime: Jinfeng Zhang

Webinar series from 2 February - 30 March 2021

Plant production lunch and learn webinar series for horticulture

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Landscape and Greenhouse Team is hosting a Plant Production lunch and learn webinar series. The webinar registration has unlimited attendance and it's possible to select multiple sessions.  "You can attend as many or as few as you like. Register and select…

University of Arizona announces greenhouse engineering course

The University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is preparing for their 20th Annual CEAC Greenhouse Crop Production & Engineering Design Short Course on March 3rd, 10th, and 17th via Zoom. This virtual conference will increase your knowledge in Controlled Environment Agriculture and…

New webinar on plant production lunch and learn

The UNH Cooperative Extension Landscape and Greenhouse Team is hosting a "Plant Production Lunch and Learn" webinar series (nine webinars for further detail visit link below).There is no limit to the number of attendees.  Topics will include the impact of biochar application on soil water retention, the way…

Webinar on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 6PM (EST)

Optimizing plant growth with indoor lighting

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is organizing a webinar on 'Optimizing plant growth with indoor lighting'. The event will take place on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 6PM (EST).  In the webinar, the presenters will elaborate on light and how plants use it, and how artificial light can be…

HortiContact 2021 moves to 2022

The upcoming edition of the greenhouse horticulture exhibition HortiContact, which was planned on 23, 24 and 25 February 2021 in Evenementenhal Gorinchem, will be moved to 22, 23 and 24 February 2022. Event organizer Easyfairs has decided this in consultation with its exhibitors. “We have noticed in the past period that more…

United Fresh launches 117th Congress Meet and Greet Series

United Fresh welcomes the 117th Congress, sworn in on Sunday, January 3, 2021 to Washington, D.C. This new congress, which includes 67 freshman members of the House and…

virtual field day, January 20

Cultivar evaluation of compact vegetables for patio and indoor gardening

This virtual field day hosted by University of Florida will provide greenhouse growers with information on new compact tomato, pepper, and cucumber cultivars for patio and indoor gardening. Gain tips to produce great plants for the booming food gardening market in 2021. Presentations will be given by UF…

Interactive webinar to better manage multisite greenhouse operations

Ridder organizes the Ridder HortOS Interactive Webinar on the 20th of January 2021. This webinar will show you how actionable data can help you to better manage large scale and multisite greenhouse operations. During this webinar Ridder will discuss the following subjects: How to maximize cooperation throughout your…

United Fresh kick-starts 2021 with new programming

The United Fresh Produce Association will kick-start the new year with unique programming beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The United re-Fresh Experience is a series of 10…

Off to 2021 with a smile and a Jerusalema dance

As a merry close of 2020, the Green Innovators Group did a Jerusalema Challange. At for instance Bosman Van Zaal in Aalsmeer (NL) and Kenia en Montera Techniek, they danced away and had some fun. Off to 2021. 

FAO launches the UN’s International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today launched the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021 (IYFV) with an appeal to improve healthy and sustainable food production through innovation and technology and to reduce food loss and…

Indoor Ag-Con advisory board brings together industry leaders

Bringing together industry leaders from across the agriculture supply chain – from indoor farming to grocers to alternative crops to commercial real estate – the 2021 Indoor Ag-Con Board will advise and help shape the educational conference and exhibition floor offerings of the 2021 edition of Indoor…

Koppert Biological Systems and CABI present a new webinar series on plant health

International webinar to mark Year of Plant Health

To mark the Year of Plant Health, Koppert Biological Systems, in cooperation with CABI, has organized a webinar series that highlights the importance of plant health and how it connects to human health. Inspiring keynote speakers will shine their light on various aspects of plant health and human health…

Education program brings together industry leaders for a three-day online conference

"Green & Growin’ 21 Virtual Education fills a need for online learning"

Online education has been available for decades, but many have turned to it for the first time in 2020. The global pandemic forced everyone to find new ways to do business,…

HortEx Vietnam 2021 rescheduled to 30 March – 1 April 2022

The organisers of HortEx Vietnam, Minh Vi Exhibition & Advertisement Services Co., Ltd (VEAS) from Vietnam, Nova Exhibitions B.V. (NOVA) from The Netherlands and Great Wall…

United Fresh BrandStorm™ marketing conference goes virtual

United Fresh’s sixth annual BrandStorm™ event will take place online March 9-11, 2021. The signature marketing conference will gather produce marketers for strategic and…

Virtual New York Produce Show kicks off with retailer perspective on 2020

The virtual edition of the New York Produce Show kicked off yesterday, December 9th, and will run through Friday December 11th. The show consists of general sessions in the mornings and exhibitor hours in the afternoons. For the first general session of this year’s show, Jim Prevor talked with five…

California Giant raises $40,000 with digital fundraiser

California Giant Berry Farm’s 13-week digital fundraiser, Spreading Smiles, has culminated to $40,000 distributed to 13 non-profit organizations throughout the greater Pajaro…

Virtual workshop 10-11 December

Managing basil under increasingly challenging conditions

The workshop 'Managing basil under increasingly challenging conditions'  will be held Thursday, Dec. 10, and Friday, Dec. 11. Hosted by University of Massachusetts in collaboration with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and the University of Florida as part of our USDA/SCRI/NIFA supported Sweet Basil…

Why nobody visits virtual exhibition stands

It’s the talk of 2020. Virtual events have filled your calendar. "And as a business owner, you’re probably thinking you should get involved," the team with Quadrant2Design says. "If trade shows have long been part of your marketing strategy, exhibiting at a virtual trade show might seem like the obvious…

Rolf van Koppen Fotografie

Who in horticulture robotics really knows how far the competition is along?

The fourth edition of Future Trends & Innovations was recently held. Unlike earlier editions, it was completely online this time, and with more applications than ever before, noticed organisers AVAG, TNO, Stichting Hortivation and GreenTech contently. There was also plenty of discussion from behind the…

Year Overview February

Trade shows, viruses and vertical farming

Traditionally, February is a month full of events, and 2020 was no different. IPM Essen, Fruit Logistica, HortiContact and HortEx were all held more or less as usual. Meanwhile, COVID-19 started popping up in the headlines, but its effects were still mostly confined to Asia. Another virus that made…

WUR-students show our food’s future in seven short films

Wageningen students take strides towards the future of our food through premiering seven short creative movies about tomorrow’s food system. In the Stinger dome, on the World Food Centre grounds in the heart of the Foodvalley region, students will travel into the future to the year 2030 and review ten…

Webinar “Breeding for sustainability?”

Do plant breeding objectives in public and private research correspond to the EU’s Green Deal and Farm-to-Fork Strategy?Innovative plant breeding technologies and products may help to speed up the introduction of traits that support and increase sustainability of the agri-food chain. Clearly, this also…

GreenTech Live & Online 2020 postshow highlights

From 20-22 October GreenTech offered a 100% virtual event for all horticulture experts. It was the place to be to grow your knowledge & business. Want to see what happened at GreenTech Live & Online? Missed GreenTech Live & Online or want to rewatch all the sessions? The recordings of all the knowledge sessions…

EU: Import Promotion Desk supports companies with virtual fairs and B2B meetings

The corona pandemic poses challenges for companies worldwide: contact restrictions make international trade relations and the search for new products and reliable suppliers more difficult. Many of the international trade fairs that serve as important contact exchanges have been postponed. Import…

Industry connections, reimagined

CPMA announces first ever Fresh Week 2021: April 12-16

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is moving forward in 2021 to connect members and build business opportunities, even within these unique times. Recognizing that the…

NGS

Success of the cherry tomato trial with recirculating system in Portugal

"The results of the cherry tomato trial carried out in Portugal allow us to qualify as a success the application of our recirculating system in the Portuguese country", the team with NGS says. "To show the results, open days were organized which aroused great interest among professionals in the sector,…

Bobalu Berry Farms celebrates end of 2020 fresh strawberry season in Santa Maria

Bobalu Berry Farms hosted an employee celebration last Friday to mark the official end of the 2020 fresh strawberry season in Santa Maria. Bobby and RC Jones took the opportunity to host their annual end of season party following through with a raffle of two new cars for their loyal employees.     Labor is always a challenge…

United Fresh Start Foundation launches the Season of Giving Back

The United Fresh Start Foundation has launched the Season of Giving Back, a month-long celebration recognizing the charitable efforts of the produce industry and their…

SIVAL postponed until 2022

Faced with the current unprecedented health situation, and the constraints that it is generating, Christophe Béchu, Maire of Angers, and Bruno Dupont, President of the SIVAL have decided that the…

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

Online conference, Thursday 3 December

Controlled-environment specialty crop production

Professional advice on growing thriving specialty crops in controlled environments is available for free at the second annual Urban Agriculture Controlled Environment Conference online December 3. The event is led by research faculty and specialists of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas…

BASF Vegetable Seeds Webinar

How to leverage consumer trends in the US and Mexico to meet demand

This week, BASF Vegetable Seeds hosted a webinar to examine consumer trends and impacts in the United States and Mexico, and how the industry can use these trends to continue to meet and exceed the market demands in both countries. Speakers at the webinar included GoldenSun Insights Co-owners Randy Riley…

YouTube: Agritecture

The role of next gen education in advancing urban agriculture & food security

In this exclusive Agritecture Xchange preview, Agritecture Founder & CEO Henry Gordon-Smith sat down with Lauren Baker and Joe Nasr, instructors at The Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University and acknowledged thought leaders in urban agriculture and food security, for a concise and…

New Zealand: Step up to management with new Level 6 Diploma in Horticulture Production

An exciting new programme is available for people working in horticulture to advance their careers and take on management roles. The New Zealand Diploma in Horticulture…

Asia Fruit Logistica ON ready to go

Asia Fruit Logistica ON, the exciting new digital format of Asia’s premier fresh produce trade show, opens its virtual doors on 17-20 November 2020.  Asia Fruit Logistica ON is…

Lipman Family Farms launches inaugural "Day of Good from the Ground Up"

Lipman Family Farms celebrated its first annual "Day of Good from the Ground Up" to support local communities across its network in the United States, Mexico and Canada. From supporting food banks with produce donations to distributing supplies to foster children and women’s shelters, Lipman employees…

Agroberichten Buitenland

Report and presentations NL-Japan webinar on Smart Horticulture

On 12 November 2020, the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo organized a Netherlands-Japan Horticulture Webinar about “Sustainable and profitable greenhouse business: Usage of AI, robotics, climate controls and renewable energy in Japanese greenhouse horticulture”. More than 250 participants from Japan and the…

Webinar, November 18, 2020

Cooperation Da Nang and the Netherlands in the field of high-tech agriculture

Webinar Cooperation Da Nang and the Netherlands in the field of high-tech agriculture Draft programDate: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Time: 09:30–11:15 (Amsterdam time, GMT+2, winter)15:30-17:15 (Vietnam time, GMT+7) Venue: Online (Webex)/ Meeting room 2, 2nd floor, Administration Center) Organizers:…

Expo Agroalimentaria celebrates 25th anniversary in hybrid form

As one of the few horticultural shows, the Mexican event Expo Agroalimentaria has taken place. The last couple of days the exhibition location in Irapuato was the hotspot for the horticultural industry. The event was smaller and more local than usual, yet still attracted interested growers. The 25th edition…

PMA

New virtual meetings planned to update industry on current state of produce safety

Produce Marketing Association has announced a pair of virtual meetings to discuss the current state of produce safety in the industry which includes discussion of outbreaks in…

Klasmann-Deilmann China present in Shanghai

Substrates at the China International Import Expo

The "China International Import Expo" (CIIE) trade fair in the metropolis of Shanghai has been in existence since 2018, and this year it already stood out because it actually took place and was open to the public. The team from Klasmann-Deilmann China was also there - as the only company from the…

NGA show and Indoor Ag-Con to co-locate events in May 2021

Las Vegas events will provide retailers with access to indoor farming resources

The NGA Show, the leading trade show and conference for independent grocers, and Indoor Ag-Con, the premier agriculture conference and trade show for the indoor and vertical farming industry, announced today that they will co-locate in 2021 for the first time. The combined event will be held May 16-18,…

The potential for strengthening skills and training capacity to boost the Tanzanian horticulture sector

The horticulture sector is the fastest growing industry within Tanzania’s agricultural sector, with an annual average growth rate of 11%. Exports have increased steeply in the past decade, and the Tanzania Horticulture Association (TAHA) expects this to grow further to reach a value of US$ 1.85 billion…

United Fresh webinar

Trade, immigration and Child Nutrition Reauthorization under the new presidential administration

This week, the United Fresh Produce Association held a webinar to look at what impact the results of the election might have on the produce industry, now that the results of the election have become much clearer. The webinar featured a panel composed of John Hollay, the Senior Director of Government…

Rijk Zwaan at Asia Fruit Logistica

Responding to a changing market

The coronavirus outbreak appears to be reinforcing four key consumer trends in particular. At Asia Fruit Logistica ON 2020, Rijk Zwaan will be sharing details of solutions that respond to those trends. Consumers both in Asia and worldwide are making new and different choices. They are buying their groceries through alternative sales…

NC State University

webinar, November 19

The importance of light quality in CEA systems

Spectrum has an important impact on plant growth, morphology, and development. Plants have evolved a sophisticated photoreceptor system capable of perceiving small changes on the light spectrum. Plants use spectral changes as information to adapt and increase survival and reproduction. Therefore, by…

Waste360

Local college students turn food waste into fertilizer

With help from local college students, Swissvale Borough will soon use discarded table scraps to make fertilizer and grow crops. The community, located east of Pittsburgh, teamed up with Ecotone Renewables to set up a food waste disposal system and greenhouse behind the borough building on S. Braddock…

United Fresh announces SmartPass Education Package for 2021

United Fresh Produce Association has announced the member-exclusive SmartPass Education Package for 2021. The package offers members access to multiple events through the year…

All-in-one hydroponic and aquaponic event

Join 1000+ of World’s Brightest Minds in Hydroponics & Aquaponics to Learn, Share Secrets & Network Online.  For two days, Agritech Fest will stream speeches, social lounge, networking…

Field day in Uzbekistan, Betis F1 in the spotlight

Betis F1 was the guest of honour at this field day organized by Sakata Central Asia. Twenty visitors (dealers, growers and nurseries) travelled from the Andijan, Fergana and Namangan regions to admire the brand new Betis F1, a good competitive proposal for both hot and cold seasons. It was an opportunity to…

webinar, November 9

Biological control of hairy root disease on hydroponically grown tomatoes using Pseudomonas

Hairy root disease (HRD) caused by Agrobacterium rhizogenes is a problematic disease leading to substantial losses in marketable yield in hydroponically grown tomatoes…

agROBOfood

agROBOfood Industrial Challenges - Info Session for DIHs and RCs

agROBOfood Open Call on Industrial Challenges is now launched! The overall concept of the Industrial Challenges is that real industry problems seek real tech solutions. SMEs will gain access to funding though the call, utilize and test DIHs services, as well as have the opportunity to mobilize private…

webinar, November 6

Exploring key roles of Fusarium oxysporum non-pathogens associated with tomato cultivation

The Fusarium oxysporum Species Complex (FOSC) comprises a wide diversity of plant pathogenic fungi, causing severe disease in a wide range of economically important crops…

FPC Future and FPC Careers

UK: Fresh Produce Consortium launches two new events

The Lincolnshire Showground will see the first ever event for agritech in the fresh produce, flower and plant industry take place on 10 June 2021. Launched by the Fresh…

Fresh Business Expo starts partnership with Ukrainian Berries Association

Fresh Business Expo announced the start of a partnership with the Ukrainian Berries Association. Ukrainian Berries Association combines in itself all levels of the fruits and…

Hort Innovation

Celebrating Australian pollinator week

Pollinators are vital to ensure we get the fruit, vegetables and nuts we love. Honey bees are very important to the Australian horticultural industry and are one of the many pollinators doing the hard work.   Australian Pollinator Week acknowledges the important and unique insect pollinators found in Australia. It…


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