Webinar

‘What’s growing’ in vertical farming

Pharmaceutical crop production, developing sustainable substrates, building global-scale facilities and revolutionizing London’s foodie scene are all on the cards for the future of vertical farming. That was the take-home message from a recent webinar dedicated to ‘what’s growing’ in the sector. The…

Circular city week New York: how to incorporate closed-loop practices?

For Circular City Week New York 2022, Re-Nuble hosted a panel with Brooklyn Grange and Hundred Acre Farms, two farms committed to incorporating #closedloop solutions into their #indoorgrowing operations. During this panel, they shared actionable steps towards #sustainableagriculture practices as a way to…

June 7

Wageningen agro food robotics parcours is back

On June 7, 2022, the facilities of WUR's Agro Food Robotics team will open its doors again. During the free event at Agro Food Robotics Parcours, visitors can participate in a campus tour with various labs, vision, and robotics setups. “The previous event dates back to 2019, so we are really looking forward…

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Data collection needs to be improved to apply quick learning to the industry

“There is no standard platform yet into which we can dive to collect information. Sharing information is the only way to go forward sharing thoughts on issues, as done in the medicine world for instance. By merging various information sources together, we can address the right solution to an issue very…

HortiContact brings industry together

Difficult times bring new challenges to Dutch growers

It's been more than two years since the Dutch horticultural industry got to meet up at their annual national event, the HortiContact show. This year though, the show has finally come back, yet there are new challenges that have crippled a warm reunion. High energy prices, high raw material prices, and…

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre 6-8 June 2022

Hort Connections 2022: Growing Together

The biggest event in Australian and New Zealand horticulture is almost here! AUSVEG and the International Fresh Produce Association A-NZ are looking forward to welcoming delegates to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for Hort Connections from 6-8 June 2022. Forging connectionsHort Connections…

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19 May

FTI Consulting Webinar: Scaling up innovation to build the resilient food system of the future

The COVID-19 crisis has shined a light on food security and sustainability challenges, and the current geopolitical situation has only exacerbated these issues, so how can we avoid these shocks in the future? Innovative food products and processes, such as cultured meats and vertical indoor farming,…

New highlights Greentech Amsterdam

The program of GreenTech Amsterdam, from 14 – 16 June at RAI Amsterdam, has been supplemented by new highlights such as ‘Tomato virus’, ‘Digital phenotyping’, and ‘Peat alternatives’. The new day-to-day highlights are presented below. Vision Theater: Wednesday 15 June 13.30 – 14.15 hrs: Vision towards predictive…

International events bring the Plant Empowerment principles to growers around the world

A number of live international events are helping growers worldwide to learn more about the Plant Empowerment philosophy. The series kicked off with a presentation in Kazakhstan in mid-April. The next stop for the Plant Empowerment roadshow will be Canada in mid-May, followed by two sessions in the…

A CEA 4.0 panel by Ljusgårda

What areas to address when scaling your vertical farm

"Many of us started or are starting in a small cellar or garage when figuring out vertical farming. Then, your operations are scaling up bit by bit," says Andreas Wilhelmsson, CEO of Ljusgårda, a Swedish vertical farm.  During a panel at the CEA 4.0, focusing on scaling up as a vertical farm, Andreas went…

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Zayndu extends ‘try before you buy’ offer to on-site evaluations of new Aurora Z25

Clean seed and rapid germination – Zayndu to present new data at CEA 4.0

Successful customer evaluations have brought forward the launch of Zayndu’s Aurora Z25, which uses 'activated air' to disinfect seeds without water or chemicals. The company is also extending its ‘try before you buy’ offer to enable customers to see the benefits of the complete system running in their…

2 to 3 June 2022 09:00 - 12:00

Agri-food smart specialisation event: Working together towards future proof food systems

West Flanders, your Gateway to Europe. This region is renowned for its production and processing of meat, fish, vegetables, potatoes, and grain. Over 8000 farmers and more than 900 small and medium-sized enterprises account for over 35000 jobs. This intricate network of companies, in cooperation with…

October 5 & 6

Canadian Greenhouse Conference returns as in-person event

Mark your calendars! The Canadian Greenhouse Conference returns to Niagara Falls on October 5 & 6, 2022. Planning is underway for a strong return to an in-person event. The…

Picture time: Technical suppliers find their way to GreenTech Americas

Last week, the GreenTech Americas took place in Santiago de Querétaro. The show showed remarkable growth and welcomed over 150 technical suppliers, plus of course visitors from Mexico and North America. Despite the challenges in the Mexican market, growers are looking to adopt new techniques to gain…

18th May

NZ: In-person and online workshop for all undercover crop growers

On May 18th, all NZ undercover crop growers are invited for a workshop, which can be attended both online and in person. Topics covered: • Virus Management • Mitigating Pests…

October 26-28

"Singapore is an important driver for innovation and investment in the region"

Unsurprisingly, it also pioneers in innovative agricultural/horticultural cultivation methods and new forms of food production. Singapore's geographical characteristics as a densely populated city-state, but also the demands of a still-growing world - especially urban - population, urgently require new…

Urban Greenhouse Challenge

‘I love to see how young creative minds approach urban farming’

The third Urban Greenhouse Challenge is all about social impact. Aiding the student teams in writing the best proposal for an urban farm that contributes to the quality of life are a host of industry experts from the Urban Greenhouse Challenge partner network. They are very enthusiastic about this year’s…

May 4, 2022 - 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET (US)

Webinar: "Biochar for better soilless agriculture"

Growing plants in a soilless environment allows the grower almost total control over the growing process (water, nutrients, pH, and uptake). Unfortunately, most raw materials for…

Indoor AgTech on 23-24 June in NYC, US

Indoor farmers share thoughts on industry challenges

Greenhouse and vertical farming experts from Gotham Greens, Local Bounti, Little Leaf Farms, Oishii, Vertical Harvest and Upward Farms will join the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in New York. Ahead of the summit, they share their thoughts on exciting new crops, huge expansion plans, and the biggest…

How climate and nature solutions can ease the global energy and food crises

This Concordia Live, hosted and moderated by Pollination, will explore how we can build resilience to future shocks and bolster our food and energy security by investing in the green solutions which are already available and scalable, including zero-carbon energy and regenerative agriculture. We will…

Webinar on Apr. 27 at 2PM ET

Learn more about vertical controlled environment aquaponics

Tune in next Wednesday to learn about a hurricane-proof, vertical aquaponic farm in Puerto Rico, named Fusion Farms. The farm runs on renewable energy and harvested rainwater. As an island, Puerto Rico is highly dependent on imported food - a staggering 90% of food consumed there is imported. With the…

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The don'ts when starting a vertical farm, product pricing challenges and business case hurdles

Learn from the icons of indoor farming

"It's all about the consumer price. Ask yourself, can consumers pay the price you need to charge for your business case to work?," says Gonneke Gros Gerkema with Grodan, as a response to what challenges vertical farmers face in the supply chain. On 21 April, the community Indoor Farming NL, GreenTech,…

Providing an alternative to growing food

Tom Colicchio of Crafted Hospitality and Founder and CEO of Bowery Farming Irving Fain sit down with Los Angeles Times Columnist Jenn Harris to discuss vertical farming - the technology behind the process and how it's reimagining farming in today's world. The video was recorded at the Upfront Summit on…

What is it like to compete as team in Urban Greenhouse Challenge?

The student teams participating in the Urban Greenhouse Challenge #3 are taking on a real and complex challenge: devising an urban farm for one of the most diverse lower-income neighbourhoods of Washington D.C., that contributes to improving the quality of life of the residents. How are they faring? In…

25 to 27 May 2022

Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia set to receive agri-community

As international travel restrictions to Thailand and the region ease further, next month from 25 to 27 May 2022, the agricultural and horticultural machinery community for Asia is awaited - in-person - at the Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia trade fair in Bangkok, Thailand. Guided by sustainability-led…

next newsletter Tuesday April 19th

Happy Easter!

On behalf of the HortiDaily team, we want to wish you a Happy Easter! We can hardly believe either it's that time of the year already, but we're hoping, if applicable, you're having a great Good Friday Holiday.

In Netherlands, we celebrate Easter Monday and therefore the next newsletter will be sent out this Tuesday, April 19th.
See you then! 

 

June 1

US (NJ): Registration open for celebration at Greens Do Good

You’re invited to join Greens Do Good for an afternoon of celebration at Greens Do Good. All of those who are interested in learning about their hydroponic farm and workforce development program for teens and adults with autism, are most welcome. Wednesday, June 1, 2022 / 1:00 – 2:00 pm65 Oak Street,…

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Dutch ambassador visits hydroponics projects in Jordan Valley

Dutch Ambassador to Jordan Harry Verweij visited projects by the Hydroponics Agriculture and Employment Development (HAED-Jo) in the Jordan Valley. The project was launched in 2017 in the wake of the Syrian crisis and implemented by consulting firm ECO Consult, according to a Dutch embassy statement.  The…

April 21

Learn from the icons of indoor farming at I-Grow Inside

What can we learn from the pioneers of indoor farming? Learn from the best Dutch producers and solution providers for the indoor farming market during the first edition of I-Grow Inside, the seminar about indoor farming in World Horti Center. Icons in the business will share their success stories and…

April 20

CAN (BC): Affinor Growers to showcase its vertical farm tech

Affinor Growers announces that it is showcasing its commercial scale vertical farming technology producing strawberries for local markets on April 20, 2022 from 12:00–2:00 PM.…

Webinar on 14 April, 1-2.30PM CEST

Sustainable CEA in extreme climates

The Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC) announces the second in a series of seminars running the length of 2022. These seminars will be run by scientists and industry experts. This seminar is titled "Sustainable Controlled Environment Agriculture in the Extreme Climates" and will be delivered by…

Dr. Greenhouse

A workshop by Dr. Greenhouse

Unpacking the complexity of HVAC

No matter where you grow, it may be an indoor farm, a greenhouse, or a vertical farm; there’s one thing they have in common: climate management. Being one of the biggest challenges of every grower, Dr. Greenhouse, Inc. is hosting a workshop on May 5-6, in Sacramento, CA. The workshop will touch upon a variety of topics, all…

Get ready: another 1000+ Fruit Logistica photos

Last week we shared an extensive read on the global horticultural developments and shared the pictures from horticultural suppliers, today we also have the other photo reports for you. That means 1000+ photos from the global fresh produce industry. Have a seat and enjoy! Back to BerlinAfter two years and…

April 28, 12pm BST

Sign up to hear ‘what’s growing?’ in vertical farming

Join CHAP to hear ‘what’s growing’ in vertical farming, during a free webinar that aims to explore some of the latest developments within controlled environment agriculture. The online event, which is taking place on April 28, will discuss the latest trends and potential opportunities, including novel…

challenges for growers and suppliers

Photo Report: Fruit Logistica - an update of the global horticultural market

Whether you spoke to growers or suppliers at the Fruit Logistica exhibition in Berlin, the general sentiment is that this isn't an easy time for anyone. Rising energy prices are an acute problem for growers, but in the longer term, there are more threats. The prices of fertilizers, for example, or of…

Final hours of Fruit Logistica get going

Suits are traded for jeans and jackets, brogues for sneakers, voices are a bit husky and eyes are small - at least, of the people still present in the Messe in Berlin. After three days of Fruit Logistica, the show will close down later today. Here's a preview of our photo report, which we will present…

Fruit Logistica Update #1

It was a bit of a wait-and-see to fully grasp how big and how crowded Fruit Logistica would be this year. Not all companies decided to build a booth this year, yet an estimated three-quarters of the horticultural halls at the fair were filled with stands. In the modified, sometimes somewhat smaller halls, it was nice and busy…

Learn from the icons of indoor farming at I-Grow Inside

What can we learn from the pioneers of indoor farming? Learn from the best Dutch producers and solution providers for the indoor farming market during the first edition of I-Grow Inside, the seminar about indoor farming in World Horti Center. Icons in the business will share their success stories and…

a bit of a slow start

Fruit Logistica kicks off

This morning, the large international fruit and vegetable fair Fruit Logistica started in Berlin. Besides fruit and vegetable companies from all over the world, about 150 horticultural technology companies are present with a booth, and even more visiting companies. The day started quite slow and suppliers hoped for a better…

technology consulting, horticulturist services, and facility services

Renewed Netled shows complete offering on Fruit Logistica

At the Fruit Logistica show starting tomorrow in Berlin, Germany, Netled will not only show their new brand visuals, but also inform their customers of the renewed business proposal. Netled is a comprehensive vertical farming expert offering both service and technology business solutions at industrial…

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Horticulture gets ready for Fruit Logistica

Next week, the Fruit Logistica will take place in Berlin. After a dry-spell of two years, the fresh produce industry gets to meet up again. Over the last couple of years, more and more horticultural suppliers found their way to the show. How about the 2022 edition? Usually, the Fruit Logistica takes…

DesignLights Consortium seeks input on next version of horticultural lighting technical requirements

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today released for comment the first draft of Version 3.0 of its Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting. Scheduled to take effect…

Photo Report: Protected Cropping Australia Conference 2022

As this year's Protected Cropping Australia Conference comes to an end, the date and city have already been set for next year's event. PCA has announced that it will be in Brisbane from July 17-20, returning to Queensland after the last conference was on the Gold Coast in 2019. The conference wrapped up…

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Japan: NL smart horticulture comes into spotlight at GreenTech webinar

On 23 March 2022, the Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) and RAI GreenTech Exhibition organized a webinar on “Globalization of horticultural technology & innovative indoor plant production systems”. Co-hosted by the Netherlands Embassy in Tokyo and in collaboration of leading scientists on this…

November 1-2

Resilient Harvests Conference brings together CEA and cannabis cultivators

Endeavor Business Media and Resource Innovation Institute announce the inaugural Resilient Harvests Conference to take place on November 1-2, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Long…

"The industry is estimated to be growing at around 5-7 per cent in Australia. That's phenomenal growth."

Protected Cropping Australia Conference 2022 launches in Coffs Harbour

Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) says while the horticulture industry has been through a challenging period with the COVID-19 pandemic, extreme weather events and market disruptions in recent times, there are some exciting times ahead. The organization's bi-annual conference was launched today at Coffs…

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April 28, 12pm BST

Webinar to explore ‘what’s growing?’ in vertical farming

'Vertical farming – what’s growing?’ is the topic of a free webinar hosted by agri-tech innovation center, Crop Health and Protection (CHAP). The online event, which is taking place on April 28, aims to explore developments within vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture, to discuss the…

two-year secondment program with training for beginning fresh produce workers

Launch of The Fresh Academy to better match candidates with fresh produce companies

Tholen - A little too often fresh produce recruiter Taco van der Louw of Up & Up still comes across it: a junior salesman is placed with a fresh produce company, but the is no time to give them proper guidance. And so they are assigned a list of bad customers. Which often results in a dissatisfied…

March 23, 2022, 16:00 – 17:30 JST / 08:00 – 09:30 CET

Globalization of horticultural technology & innovative indoor plant production systems

Horticulture has traditionally been defined by its local circumstances. The pace of change has increased immensely in the last decades as new technologies are being applied in…

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March 30

GrowON 2022 webinar series: lights, color, nutrients

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produce single wavelengths of light. These can be combined (i.e. red, blue and amber light) to provide various spectra of light required for plants to make their own nutrients. Not all wavelengths are equally important; however, and it was unknown if LED light produced the…

16-17, 19-20 May

Plant Empowerment to organize two workshops in Canada

The Plant Empowerment Foundation, in cooperation with the Dutch diplomatic network in Canada, is organizing two live two-day workshops in Canada this May. The first workshop…

First speakers confirmed for the Indoor AgTech 2022

It's happening again, the Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit 2022, which will take place in New York City on June 23 and 24. But now, we get to meet in person again. At the event growers, retailers, investors, seed companies and technology providers will meet to network and cultivate new commercial…

March 16 & 17

VF 2nd series : future farming techniques

The virtual conference on “DBMR Vertical Farming 2nd series: future farming techniques will take place on 16th & 17th March 2022 (11:00 AM EST). The 2022 conference addressed the most critical priorities for the future of agriculture and intends to make a progressive vision, where we have united C-Level…

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March 16th,10:00 AM CST

Intercanopy lighting research: impact of light distribution on tomatoes and cucumbers

In this Fluence webinar, global experts will share the findings from extensive cucumber and tomato vine crop research in collaboration with Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands as well as multiple grower trials. Register below and tune in on Mar. 17 to see the results and participate in…

CEA 4.0 comes back stronger with renewed program for 6 & 20 May 2022

Accelerating the development, advancement and efficiency of indoor farming

“This edition of Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) 4.0 will focus on the current evolution of the indoor farming industry to explore how policy is developing with its integration into the sector, how we are helping to drive the circular economy forward, integration into traditional food systems,”…

Record attendance growth at 2022 edition of Indoor Ag-Con Las Vegas

Just four months after its covid-delayed October 2021 edition in Orlando, the Indoor Ag-Con trade show & conference welcomed the indoor|vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry back for its February 28-March 1, 2022 run at Caesar Forum Las Vegas. And what a welcome it was.…

May 25-27

Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia event in Thailand awaits 300 international exhibitors

With three months to go before the in-person trade fair Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia, 25-27 May 2022 at the BITEC exhibition grounds in Bangkok, registered exhibitors from 26 countries have greeted the news this month that quarantine for vaccinated travelers to Thailand is no longer needed. Supported…

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March 9 - 10

CropLife Europe annual conference

The hybrid conference provides an opportunity for industry and other stakeholders to discuss the latest developments that are impacting and influencing the regulatory, R&D and business environment for crop protection in EU and the world. Within the context of European policies such as Farm to Fork or the…

Webinar: 3rd e-dialogue on March 17

"The role of technology in urban agriculture"

Technology is the main driver of competitiveness in urban agriculture. High-tech and data-driven operations of crops production in urban and peri-urban environment demand a whole new set of skills in IT, financial, marketing and human resources management, as well as significant investments in research…

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March 10, 15:30 (CET)

Webinar: How many steps are between you and the food that you eat?

Too often food travels long distances from the moment it is produced to the final consumer. This ends up in loss of freshness, food waste, and a big carbon footprint. In this Webinar we give the floor to two innovative Dutch entrepreneurs who want to do it better. Their out-of-the-box business ideas that…

Photo report: Indoor Ag-Con 2022

This week the Indoor Ag-Con took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. We already updated you shortly on the trends in the industry - now it's picture time! The event combines a two day conference with a trade show. Prior to this, a get-together was organized. Sponsored by Signify, participants were invited to join for an evening of Golf…

Rapidly growing CEA industry discusses strengths and challenges at Indoor Ag-Con

Over 800 visitors, approximately 100 exhibitors, hours and hours of conference and thousands of handshakes, boxes, elbows and contact details being exchanged. The last two days, the Indoor Ag-Con connected the Northern American CEA industry - and the industry itself proved to be open to learning from…

Vivid atmosphere on first day of Indoor Ag-Con

How do you optimize energy in your CEA facility, what sensors do you really need and what can you actually do with AI in your growing facility? Those are just some topics discussed on the first day of the Indoor Ag-Con, which takes place this week in Las Vegas, US. The event, also addressed challenges…


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