Sept 30 - Oct 2

2022 Aquaponics Conference coming to Oklahoma city

The 2022 Aquaponics Conference will be from September 30 to October 2 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This will be the 11th Annual Aquaponics Conference presented by The Aquaponics Association. The Conference will feature three days of aquaponics presentations, tours, social events, breakout discussions, and…

Square Roots

December 9, 06:00pm - 07:00pm

New technologies for urban farming, online

As urban populations expand and access to arable land and potable water shrinks, agri-entrepreneurs are turning to innovative systems to grow food indoors without soil-aeroponics, aquaponics, and hydroponics. Four NYC-based experts, Yemi Amu, Founder Oko Farms, Kathleen DeBrota, Senior Manager of…

How vertical farms are shaping the future of agriculture: APAC F&B Innovation Summit 2021

How are innovators like Unfold and Farm8 tackling the challenges of traditional farming and reinventing modern-day agriculture? At the APAC F&B Innovation Summit 2021, speakers took a deep dive into the hype vs reality, consumer trends, future outlook, and challenges in this space - from seed genetics to…

Delhi: Manish Sisodia inaugurates 'smart urban farming expo'

Sisodia inaugurated the two-day 'Smart Urban Farming Expo' in Delhi's Thyagaraj Stadium in order to start a movement towards mass adoption of urban farming in the national capital. It was organized by the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC), in partnership with Urban Gro, the Indian…

CPMA disappointed about trade show overlap with Fruit Logistica Berlin

After a 2-year hiatus due to Covid, the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is very much looking forward to holding an in-person event in Montreal from April 5-7, 2022. These dates were secured a few years ago, and for many years, the organization’s annual event has been held this time of year.…

Fruit Logistica postponed to 5-7 April 2022

The fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic is worsening the situation in many European countries. At the same time, the industry's wish to meet in person remains unwaveringly…

Signify:

Sharing experiences from GrowWise Center at Vertical Farming Conference

In the 2021 edition of the Vertical Farming Conference, researchers and industry members presented their experiences in vertical farming and research findings aimed at pushing the industry further. Among the presenters was Jarno Mooren, a plant specialist in vertical farming at Signify. Signify conducts…

Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia Regional Summit concludes its hybrid premiere

With a new hybrid format, Agritechnica Asia & Horti Asia Regional Summit successfully concluded its two-day event titled ‘Smart production for sustainable food systems’, attracting more than 800 virtual attendees from 34 countries. With more than 240 in-person visitors joining the event held in Nakhon…

An Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit panel

Financing resilient food systems

"There’s a lot of interest out there from investors: they're just waiting for an improved business model of vertical farms. In return, they can employ larger amounts of funds, not only venture capital but also private equity and infrastructure capital," said Henner Schwarz (Kalera) during an Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation…

November 22

Dutch chef to use first LIF Herb Tower

It has been five months since the Local Indoor Farming (LIF) Herb Tower's crowdfunding campaign, which attracted 88 investors, has been successfully completed. On Monday, November 22, the Towers will be presented at ROC Mondriaan in The Hague, the Netherlands, a company that invested in the towers too.…

The Asia-Pacific agri-food innovation summit on November 16-18

Caling food production in Asia

With the UN stating ‘code red for humanity’ in its latest climate report, the pressure is on to scale sustainable food production. This theme will be at the forefront of the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food…

November 10, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM CET

'Thinking urban and peri-urban agriculture'

Farming in urban and peri-urban areas is as old as agriculture. Recently, technology and knowledge created the conditions for urban and peri-urban agriculture to become a viable option to strengthen food systems while reducing their environmental footprint. Green Roofs invites you to join the first…

TSRgrow

Grow Sessions: Fun and in-depth look into the cannabis industry from an insider's perspective

TSRgrow, a horticulture solutions company, has launched Grow Sessions, a podcast dedicated solely to cannabis cultivators, and was recently named one of the top 20 cannabis…

Dutch King and Queen visit UAE expo

On the 4th of November 2021, Certhon participated in the trade mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the visit to the SuprimAir greenhouse they have built for Pure Harvest. This trade mission, of which Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were part, was about sustainable urban…

Urban Greenhouse Challenge kicks off in Wageningen

"Outsider perspective can help rethinking the food production system"

“The biggest challenge is to value food production not only in terms of costs and profits, but more. After all, food is essential for our lives,”  says Dr. Sabine O’Hara with the University of District of Columbia. “I urge students to redefine the idea of upscaling in food production, to upscale not by making…

Photo report - FPC Future and Careers 2021

Thursday 4 November saw the very first edition of the FPC Future and Careers Fair held at Lincolnshire Showground. The event was well attended by industry people as well as students and young people interested in seeing what opportunities are available in the sector. 1350 visitors were registered to…

August 29 - September 2, 2022

Summer school insects as food & feed

The field of rearing insects for human food and animal feed is new and exciting, but there are many challenges in bringing insects on the market: How can we rear insects in a sustainable way with low environmental impact and contribute to a circular economy? What type of production design and facilities…

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by Christos Katsanos

A brief summary on the IPS

IPS is an idea born back in 2011 to keep the Young Plants Propagators worldwide in touch with all the new developments in the market. "From the beginning, DKG Group was an Ambassador of this idea, since we were initiative members in another similar idea, the GEP (Green Expert Platform) powered by Grodan Group," writes Christos…

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January 7-9, 2022

2022 Hydroponic Tomato Intensive Workshop

Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the Hydroponic Tomato Online Intensive Workshop (online and on-site). This three-day workshop is great for those just getting started in hydroponic growing or are novice growers that are wanting to expand their knowledge.…

Italy: Planet Farms officially opens its 10.000m2 farm with ceremony

On the 25th of October, Planet Farms officially inaugurated 'Europe's biggest vertical farm' of 10.000m2. After years of hard work, and substantial investments in research and development, the two founders and Co-CEOs, Luca Travaglini and Daniele Benatoff, have been able to realize an end-to-end…

November 16-18

Scaling sustainable food production in Asia

Now in its fourth year, the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit will bring together agribusinesses, growers, CPG and ingredient brands, entrepreneurs, investors,…

Hackathon of the 3rd international Autonomous Greenhouses Challenge

Heineken joins Autonomous growing movement

In 2021/22 Wageningen University is organizing the 3rd International Challenge to sustainably grow vegetables in greenhouses via fully automated control with the use of AI by…

Vertical farms to take shape across Scotland under plans to stage hundreds of harvest festivals

Hundreds of harvest festivals and “vertical farms” are to be created across Scotland as part of the UK’s biggest ever culture celebration next year. More than 250 food-growing “cubes of perpetual light,” from which specially-commissioned music will emanate, will be distributed to island communities,…

November 1-12, 10am-5:30pm

Vertical farming comes alive at COP26 in Glasgow

With the eyes of the world falling on Glasgow in November, there is much to discuss, and even more action to be taken. Feeding an exponentially growing global population in a sustainable way is a fundamental challenge that must be addressed through research, innovation and investment. Vertical farming is…

May 14 -16, 2022

Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing

The 24th Hortiflorexpo IPM China takes place at the China International Exhibition Center (New Venue) in Beijing on May 14 -16, 2022. Hortiflorexpo IPM is Asia’s trade show for the horticulture…

October 22-24

2021 Virtual aquaponics conference schedule publication

The Conference will bring together the top growers, researchers, and decision-makers from the world of aquaponics. The Aquaponics Association’s Annual Conference expands the…

Back to business in a big way: Indoor Ag-Con hosts in-person edition In Orlando

Indoor Ag-Con, the premier trade show and conference for indoor vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture, welcomed growers, suppliers, tech companies, startups, and others back for its in-person edition held October 4-5, 2021 at the Hilton in Orlando. Delighted by the chance to return to a…

UK: Pershore looks at future food production

A Festival of Horticultural Technology held at Pershore College has been greeted enthusiastically by both speakers and an audience which was made up of a range of representatives from sectors as diverse as Her Majesty’s Prison Service to the National Farmers’ Union.   The day was the second of a two-part series that…

Planet Farms:

Improving flavor of produce without starving its resources

A Dutchman in an Italian vertical farm - it sounds like the title of a song, but it actually describes Roel Janssen, Chief Business Officer (CBO) with Planet Farms. The company built their first vertical farm in Italy, but Roel will stay in the Netherlands for a while because, according to Roel, the…

Natufia wins KPMG’s inaugural Saudi Tech Innovator competition

Natufia, a Saudi Arabia-based agri-technology provider that enables you to grow fresh plants and herbs all year round, has emerged as the winner of the KPMG Private Enterprise Tech Innovator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia competition for 2021. Natufia now joins the winning tech innovators from 20…

Worth more than $6.6 million in total

USDA announces recipients of urban ag grants and cooperative agreements

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the selection of recipients for more than $6.6 million in grants and cooperative agreements through the Office of Urban…

IPS Business Tour leads plant breeders to propagation in climate cell

Last week, plant breeders joined the International Propagation Seminar in the South Holland province in the Netherlands. After day one, with a number of interesting lectures about which we published a (photo) report, day two was all about company visits to Certhon and De Ruiter (or to Artechno and Rijk…

Photo report: Indoor Ag-Con 2021

How to make the most of your vertical farm? How do you select your LEDs? What varieties to use? What are the challenges for the indoor growing industry? How do retailers deal with indoor-grown produce? How will the market develop in the coming years? And, not unimportant, how has everybody been doing? All these topics - and…

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"It's all about measuring instead", says Lisanne Meulendijks (Delphy)

'Vertical farming isn't a one size fits all concept'

One of the vertical farming’s advantages mentioned often is producing crops anywhere around the globe, despite the local climate. Once the ‘perfect indoor growing recipe’ is found for a specific crop, it can possibly be copied anywhere. However, it has shown that it’s a bit more complex in reality. One,…

Indoor Ag-Con kicks off in Orlando

It's show-time! Yesterday the Indoor Ag-Con kicked off in Orlando. The show was opened by David Rosenberg, CEO of Aerofarms. In his keynote he addressed the developments in the CEA industry and highlighted the many opportunities there are for growers and suppliers within the vertical farming industry.…

Podcast

Women in space

This week (Oct 4-10) is World Space Week, a global event celebrating science and technology, and their contribution to improving the human condition. This year the theme is “Women in Space”, and thousands of participants in over 90 countries will be celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of women to the space sector…

Photo report: Catching up at GreenTech 2021

Good things about trade shows post-COVID: they're smaller so you do not have to walk too far. There's more than enough space to not bump into each other all the time, yet you still do not miss out on anybody visiting the show. The bars in Holland shut down at midnight, so even on Thursday people looked…

This week is Canadian Greenhouse Conference week

The 2021 Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) will take place this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Serving growers for over 40 years, the CGC is Canada’s foremost event for…

Photo report

NL: Opening of Delphy and WUR vertical farm in Bleiswijk

The Delphy Improvement Centre and the horticulture- and flower bulb unit with Wageningen University & Research had a vertical farm built. On Friday 1 October the farm was officially opened, with the ceremony being kicked off by jointly raising flags at the Horti Science Park in Bleiswijk.  Click here to view…

Photo report: Connoisseurs in for a treat at Seed meets Technology

Connoisseurs are in for a treat. For companies that treat, count, weigh, prime, improve and work with seeds in many other ways, Seed meets Technology in the Kop van Noord-Holland is the place to be this week. It is not as busy as in previous years, which undoubtedly has to do with the limited and…


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