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December 8

Two food safety webinars

On December 8, there will be two webinars related to on-farm food safety. The first is part of the Lunchtime On-the-Go On-Farm Food Safety Webinar Series. Using sanitizers in a postharvest setting: selecting a sanitizer and understanding its labelThe webinar is presented by Donna Clements, Produce Safety Alliance Coordinator…

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Organifarms wins CyberOne Hightech Award

With the "ambitious goals, a great founding team, a viable business model with broad application scenarios, and their approach to a social problem," Organifarms convinced the jury, as Fabian Sacharowitz explained on behalf of the experts. Organifarms received CyberOne Hightech Award on stage in Tübingen.…

Vertical Farming Conference in Veldhoven

Consumer perception of vertical farming (products) in the Netherlands

"It appears that 14% of the consumers know the vegetable labels that would have terms on them such as organic, fairtrade, Demeter, local, ready to eat, and on the way to planet proof. However, 90% don't know food labels for vegetables," Gemma Tacken, Senior market researcher at Wageningen University,…

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India: Rise Hydroponics organizes a 2-day workshop on hydroponics and soilless farming in Ahmedabad

Rise Hydroponics organizes a 2-day workshop on hydroponics and soilless farming in Ahmedabad.  The two-day workshop was attended by business people, entrepreneurs, scientists, IT professionals, and students. More than 50 participants visited from around 17 different cities in India in order to learn more about…

GrowTech keeps up the momentum during second exhibition day

With the first day now in the books, exhibiting companies and visitors are today appreciating the second day of the GrowTech in Antalya, Turkey. Today, more people are flocking to the venue of the show.  Walking around the different aisles and booths, conversations can be picked up on how many Russian companies…

NL: Third ∑-Grow Inside Seminar on the way

On Tuesday, December 6, World Horti Center is organizing the third ∑-Grow Inside Seminar. With a new panel of professionals, a new moderator, and an interesting topic, the team is ready to go into a discussion on ‘Which tech level is preferred?’ this December. The event is organized in close cooperation…

Vertical Farming Conference to address all-round CEA topics

On 24 November, the Vertical Farming Conference will take place at the Mikrocentrum in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, where various panelists will share their knowledge on vertical farming. The conference is part of the Agrifood Innovation Event that will also tackle 3D Food Printing, Protein Transition…

GrowTech off to a good start

Amidst the energy crisis, inflation, and other unprecedented challenges, the horti world has gathered for the new edition of the GrowTech in Antalya, Turkey. Interestingly enough, however, the energy crisis is not much felt in Turkey, with many growers using geothermal energy. Despite everything, a positive energy can be felt…

December 6

Urban agriculture: controlled environment conference set in Dallas

The 2022 Texas A&M Urban Agriculture: Controlled Environment Conference will be held on December 6 in Dallas. The event will be from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, Water Education Building, 17360 Coit Road. A dinner will follow for in-person attendees.…

Looking ahead to the Organic Grower Summit 2022

Two days of educational sessions, a sold-out trade show floor, and networking opportunities await attendees of next week's fifth annual Organic Grower Summit (OGS) in Monterey, California. The event is presented by Western Growers and Organic Produce Network and held November 30–December 1 at the Hyatt…

Industry 4.0 food factory of the future event at CAFRE

The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), in partnership with the Northern Ireland Technology Centre (NITC) at Queen’s University Belfast, held an event to highlight how the principles of Advanced Manufacturing can benefit food processing businesses. Advanced Manufacturing can…

February 15-16

Italy: NovelFarm 2023 at Pordenone Exhibition Center

Three months to the fourth edition of NovelFarm, an event in Southern Europe entirely dedicated to soilless and vertical farming. The event will take place on the 15th and 16th of February and will be co-located with AlgaeFarm, the event dedicated to the cultivation and use of algae, microalgae, and…

The exhibition on 15 and 16 February 2023

New date change for the NovelFarm trade show

There has been a change of date for the fourth edition of NovelFarm, Southern Europe's sole event dedicated to off-site and vertical farming. The fair will take place on 15 and 16 February (no longer on 23 and 24 March 2023, as previously announced) at the Pordenone Fairgrounds. The event, therefore,…

US (TX): Irrigation design workshops set December 13-15 in College Station

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s School of Irrigation within the Texas A&M Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering will offer two different in-person courses in December. Both will focus on irrigation design using computer-aided design and CAD software. The first course, the…

UK: Innovations in vertical and urban farming

Watch again this webinar showcasing the researchers that have been working on SFN-backed ideas around exploring technologies for improving and innovating in vertical and urban farming.

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Deadline open call submissions 27 January 2023 11:59 pm (SGT)

New industry challenge launched to support scale-up of food tech start-ups

In a collective effort to accelerate the production and commercialization of sustainable foods in Asia, Nurasa, A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), and Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre (AFIC) have launched an Open Call for submissions to the inaugural Food Tech…

Verdant Technologies wins IFPA Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award

Verdant Technologies was awarded the International Fresh Produce & Floral Association (IFPA) Science & Technology Circle of Excellence Award at this year’s Global Produce & Floral Show in Orlando, Florida. Each year, the IFPA selects one individual or organization that solves business challenges within…

Photo report Resilient Harvests Conference

The right mix of CEA players allows for some interesting discussions

The Resilient Harvests Conference was held in Long Beach, California, this week, and it's time to look back at what happened, who was there, and so on. As for the panels, it might have been because of the combination of greenhouse growers and specialists, medical cannabis growers, and vertical farmers,…

Logiqs wins BID Innovation Award 2022

Logiqs has won the BID Innovation Award 2022. The BID Innovation Awards were presented to the seven most innovative companies in the Netherlands in 2022. The Dutch Innovation Award and the election for the title 'Most Innovative Company in the Netherlands' are not only about innovative capacity but also…

Second and last day of Resilient Harvests Conference

Key features of ‘the indoor farm of the future’

“When speaking of the footprint of a vertical farm, two things come to mind,” says Morgan Welch, Senior Design Engineer at Bowery Farming. According to Morgan, it’s mainly related to CapEx and irrigation systems. Maximizing efficiency can mainly be done in water use since all indoor controlled…

Resilient Harvests Conference kicks off in Longbeach, LA

US: Incentives, regulations, hurdles and opportunities in CEA

After a broad focus on the Southeast market the past week(s), it's now time to zoom in on the US market and beyond. On November 1st, the Resilient Harvests Conference launched its first edition in Long Beach, LA (USA). At the event, suppliers, agricultural departments, greenhouse- and vertical farm…

Asia Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit comes to an end

CEA players, horticultural- and vertical farm suppliers, alternative proteins-, aquaculture solution companies, and more came together at the Asia Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit in Singapore this week. Since the last two editions were virtual, it was great to see large numbers of attendees from…

December 12-14

Vertical farming business leaders plan congress in Abu Dhabi

Building on its rising prospects worldwide, the vertical farming industry will hold its first Middle East Congress from 12 to 14 December in Abu Dhabi. “More Governments throughout the region are identifying vertical farming as integral to their strategies for healthy nutrition, local fresh produce, and…

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CEA Summit East is a wrap

The inaugural edition of CEA Summit East attracted 200+ attendees from more than 20 US states, including growers, educational institutions, researchers, government representatives, manufacturers/suppliers, real estate/developers, start-ups, technology providers, and others. The one and one-half day event featured keynote…

Conference draws 200+ from 28 states

Debut of CEA Summit East has kicked off

Yesterday, the debut edition of the CEA Summit East kicked off. The Controlled Environment Agriculture Innovation Center and Indoor Ag-Con are co-hosting the event at IALR for the second day today, October 26, 2022. But before everyone enjoys the last day of the event today, let's take a look at a photo…

E-dialogue October 28

Rethinking energy (in)efficiency in commercial urban farming

Energy costs and GHG emissions may affect the vision and sustainability of modern commercial urban farms by reducing the market size and confining products into niches. The FAO and EBRD invite you to meet again with the key players in all relevant urban farming fields and to continue the global…

Colombia: An immersion in the agricultural sector

"Agricultural production is an ancient industry that, in order to respond to an increasing demand for food, has been depleting natural resources. This forces today's society to think about new ways of food production. But how to produce food without damaging the planet?" "In view of the obvious…

Innovation and demonstration for a competitive Dutch vertical farming sector

The Fieldlab Vertical Farm project has the ambition of developing a competitive Vertical Farming sector in The Netherlands through the collaboration between knowledge…

Final greenhouse course: irrigation water quality & treatment

Interpret water quality tests for irrigation of greenhouse and nursery crops, select appropriate water treatment technologies, and design a water treatment and monitoring system. Irrigation Water Quality & Treatment is the final course for 2022 of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training offered by…

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October 19

Webinar: what’s needed to solve agriculture challenges in the MENA region?

Scarce arable land and limited water have proven increasingly detrimental to food production in the MENA region. As a result of the inadequate supply of productive land and usable water, many MENA countries have become heavily dependent on imported agricultural products. Given the limited agricultural…

Experts discuss urban farming at conference in Seoul

Seoul is holding a two-day international conference on urban agriculture to encourage sustainable development. The 11th Seoul International Conference on Urban Agriculture kicked off on Thursday, the 13th of October, with the theme “Urban Agriculture in the Age of Transition” at Dongdaemun Design Plaza…

Resilient Harvests Conference prepares practical insights for all facets of CEA business

This year, LEDs Magazine's parent, Endeavor Business Media announced the Resilient Harvests Conference in collaboration with nonprofit consultancy Resource Innovation Institute (RII), writes Carrie Meadows, Managing Editor, LEDs Magazine. A broadened focus on the policies, programs, and best practices…

Vertical Farming Conference, 24 November

Making vertical farming fruitful and colorful

Innovative farming technologies mean that plants can now be grown in indoor environments without sunlight. This cultivation process is ideal for propagating young plants,…

Singapore's first agri-tech exhibition showcases food security solutions in debut edition

Singapore's first focused exhibition platform for emerging and established industry players in the region's agri-food industries to launch, showcase, and testbed their…

Photo report Canadian Greenhouse Conference 2022

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference took place in Niagara Falls on October 5th and 6th. About two hundred exhibitors showcased their products, and many more companies had people walking around the fair, visiting growers in the region and exploring the market. During the conference, there was also an…

Photo report Fruit Attraction 2022

Last week, Fruit Attraction took place again in Madrid with the 2022 edition of the show.  All across the show floor, one could hear many conversations about the challenges everyone faces. Discussions about shortages of water, labor, and production, but also high energy prices and other cost increases, were hot…

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Understanding the optimal relationship between HVAC and plant health

Dr. Nadia Sabeh, Founder and CEO of Dr. Greenhouse, will be speaking at industry conferences and symposiums focused on HVAC design and controls for growing plants indoors. "As Controlled Environment Agriculture expands to provide locally grown food and medicinal crops, facility owners and designers are…

Looking back at the 6th AVF Summit and Vertifarm

The 6th Association for Vertical Farming (AVF) Summit on the theme ‘Unifying New Food Systems’, held together with VertiFarm, the first ever International Trade Fair for Next Level Farming and New Food Systems was held on September 27 to 29, 2022 at the Dortmund Exhibition Center in Dortmund, Germany.…

Novermber 1-2 Long Beach, CA (USA)

Resilient Harvests Conference program announced

The Resilient Harvests Conference brings together multidisciplinary leaders interested in a resource-efficient future for CEA) to build consensus on government regulations, utility and efficiency program support, and technology integration. As the conference will be in-person, it's to be held in Long…

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Agriculture conference headed for Danville

A new conference for the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry will debut on October 25 at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) in Danville. One…

Eighth edition of Seed meets Technology is over

Seed meets Technology is over. We already did a tour on Tuesday, on day 1 of the three-day international seed technology fair. We have already published the report of that day. The photos are now also online. Johan Kos of host Vertify and Dimmie Vervorst-Haakman of Syngenta. Johan expressed his pleasure…

Seed meets Technology: Anticipation through innovation

"It is nice to see how the fair is also a bit of a reunion of 'old warriors' in the trade," Vertify director Johan Kos said towards the end of Day 1 of Seed meets Technology. The eighth edition of the specialist fair kicked off on Tuesday, the 27th of September.  For three days, connoisseurs from the profession…

Photo report of Vertifarm 2022

After a successful launch, as many claimed and the organization affirmed as well, Vertifarm has come to an end. With the motto, "Unifying Food Systems, to grow out of a niche," the fair gathered a mix of suppliers and parties interested in the exhibition floor.  Various exhibitors showcased their solutions for the indoor vertical…

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The end of a successful, first edition of Vertifarm

After kicking off the first edition of its kind, the Vertifarm fair has come to an end and closes its doors this afternoon. The overall responses to the fair were very positive. As mentioned earlier this week, there were a variety of nationalities that came down to visit the fair. It was very good to see…

18-21 October

Wageningen University organizes course on Postharvest Technology

Are you looking for an update on the latest technologies for storage, packaging, and handling of fruit, vegetables, flowers, and potted plants? Would you like to broaden and deepen your knowledge of postharvest physiology, ripening, and deterioration? Then this course is something for you. One-third of…

Vertifarm:

Opportunities and hurdles becoming visible in the market

It's the second day of the Vertifarm exhibition, and colleague Eelkje Pulley has been snapping some pictures of various exhibitors. She mentioned that the atmosphere is very positive and that the exhibition seems to be very attractive for Europeans, whereas sometimes you'd bump into a non-EU citizen.  Eelkje…

International Strawberry Congress 2022 photo report

"In these tough times, the strawberry sector must find solutions"

The International Strawberry Congress 2022's focus was the strawberry market's challenges and its many opportunities. It was held from September 21 to 24 in Antwerp, Belgium. Organizer Coöperatie Hoogstraten had invited the entire strawberry world for four days of discussions about the tough times facing…

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Dortmund: The first edition of Vertifarm launched

Today, the first edition of the Vertifarm has been launched at the Messe in Dortmund, where suppliers, growers, investors, and other interested parties will meet from 27-29 September.  Tuesday's theme of discussion is 'Planting Seeds,' where keynote speakers such as industry experts, scientists, government…

Canadian Greenhouse Conference

October 5 and 6

2022 Canadian Greenhouse Conference takes place next week

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference returns to its roots with a full in-person event this October. Join growers, speakers, and exhibitors from around the world in beautiful Niagara Falls to network, discover, and learn. Over 230 exhibiting companies will fill the trade show floor showcasing the newest…

Online training course: Tips and tricks for 'surviving the energy crisis'

The current record-breaking energy prices are having a major impact on high-tech horticulture. Many growers will need to make considerable energy savings in order for their businesses to survive the coming winter. This cost pressure is causing companies to look for creative solutions. Some growers have…

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US (OK): Advocates claim aquaponic farming is on the rise

Oklahoma’s emerging aquaponics industry was stalled when COVID-19 closed down its primary clients, restaurants, but it is growing once again. A commercial operation can get up and running for a minimum of $100,000, according to expert Julie Flegal-Smallwood. “That’s minus the warehouse or greenhouse. In…

September 28

New VertiFarm show invites retailers to Retail Day

Visitors to VertiFarm, the new international trade show covering innovative, sustainable cultivation and breeding methods of the future, can expect a comprehensive…

Find out who won which award

Last day of the Vertical Farming World Congress

As the Vertical Farming World Congress continued, the second day of the summit was all about panels, with various speakers lined up from all around the globe. And, of course, the gala dinner that many attendees were looking forward to finding out who actually won which award. We have them summed up for…

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October 25

Aerofarms CTO Roger Buelow to kick-off CEA Summit East

AeroFarms Chief Technology Officer Roger Buelow will lead the opening morning keynote address for the inaugural edition of the CEA Summit East, October 25-26, 2022. Indoor Ag-Con and the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Innovation Center, a joint project of the School of Plant and Environmental…

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Brussels: Vertical Farm World Congress kicked off yesterday

On the 19th of September, the Vertical Farming World Congress was held in person again in Brussels, Belgium. Attendees from all over the world traveled all the way down to start the event with a tour of various CEA facilities in the capital. As CEA comprises various farming methods in agriculture, the…

September 21

Fifth Season and Scale Microgrid Solutions announce event with Clean Energy for America

Fifth Season and Scale Microgrid Solutions are hosting a breakfast event on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, during the Global Clean Action Forum Week. Fifth Season is a…

Look back: how to start a profitable hydroponic business

A free webinar about hydroponics for SMB's held on September 13th. With participants from all continents, the webinar dealt with the pros and cons of vertical farming, DWC, NFT, aquaculture, and Aeroponics. The important subject was the financial aspects and payback period of these systems.

Drones fly among tomato plants at first international drone event

"Oh wow, that's amazing! It's still flying," commented Guido de Croon enthusiastically about a drone's flying skills in Tomatoworld's greenhouse in the Netherlands. Earlier this week, an international drone event - part of a large multi-day International Micro Air Vehicle Conference - was held there.…

∑-Grow Inside Seminar on 29th of September

Beyond Leafies: what else can we grow in a closed environment?

Is there a lot more we can grow in indoor farms than just grow the well-known leafy vegetables and herbs? On Thursday, the 29th of September, World Horti Center will organize…

Controlled Environment Agriculture in a dynamic world

As energy costs increase, will Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) be able to compete with open field cultivation? This is a question often asked, but potentially the wrong question as it assumes that vertical farming is in direct competition with broadacre cultivation. This is one of the issues…

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Webinar on September 15, 16:00-17:00 (GMT+2)

Innovations in strawberry farming

Together with Vivent SA, Urban Harvest will be organizing an interactive webinar next week with the theme of groundbreaking innovations in strawberry farming. Olivier Paulus, the company's co-founder, will discuss data-driven vertical strawberry cultivation. He will be joined by Wageningen University &…

Vertical farming key part to Brussels' Capital region strategy economic transition

Many vertical farming businesses will gather in Brussels next week to hear how vertical farming will form a key part of the Brussels Capital Region’s strategy for economic transition. They will be addressed during the 2022 Vertical Farming World Congress by Barbara Trachte, Secretary of State for the…

October 12

UK: The future of plant breeding

Ensuring plant breeding contributes to a more sustainable future for UK agriculture and exploring how the industry can collaborate to address this challenge is to be explored at a knowledge exchange event next month. Plant Breeding Fit for the Future is being hosted by the Soil Association and agri-tech innovation center, Crop…

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October 13-31, 2022

Strawberry course for plant factories with artificial lighting

JPFA is organizing a strawberry course for plant factories with articficial lighting. The course will be online and will take place from Oct. 13-31, 2022. Applications are now welcome.  Apply here. Find more details here. Lecturers and professionals with a wide range of knowledge about strawberries from the…

The 29th China Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Fair to take place in Shaanxi

The 29th China Yangling Agricultural High-tech Fair (CAF), with the theme 'Innovation, Cooperation and Food Security', will be held from September 15 to 19 in the Yangling Agricultural Hi-tech Industries Demonstration Zone, the so-called Agri City of China. The SCO Center for Modern Agricultural Exchange…

13 September, 16:00 UTC

Webinar: how to start a profitable hydroponic business

A free international webinar dealing with hydroponics and the vertical farming trend will be held on 13/9/22 at 16:00 UTC. The webinar will discuss the popular techniques,…

Food changers list includes horticultural innovations

For the sixth time, Food100 presents a list of the current 100 most important Dutch food changers. The compilers say these "up-and-coming talents and established leaders" are building a better, fairer food system for everyone. With this list, Food100 provides a stage for impact makers within Dutch…

November 4

Register now for the Australian indoor farming workshop

Indoor farming has been rapidly expanding in Australia and represents an amazing opportunity to grow healthy and nutritious food independently of the current and future climate. Over the past few years, food availability in Australia and Worldwide has been challenged by unpredictable weather, global food…

Rijk Zwaan to display diverse and resistant varieties during Hydroponic Demo and Open Field Demo

Rijk Zwaan is once again organizing its Hydroponic and Open Field Demos in the Netherlands this autumn. From 19 September onwards, the vegetable breeding company will be presenting numerous innovative varieties and concepts for both indoor and outdoor production. At the Open Field Demo, there will be…

Online webinar

A new food system that will contribute to feed the world

Join a free interactive event featuring experts in vertical farming and CEA. This thought-provoking webinar will explore how vertical farming can be of prime importance as a new food system to help feed the people and the planet in the coming decades.  The webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 7th,…

September 19

Aquaponics: a Bedfordshire solution

The Bedfordshire Climate Change Forum is delighted to welcome speaker Luke Clifford, a Bedford chef who has planned an aquaponics project in Sharnbrook, which you can read about here.  As always, there will be plenty of time for your questions and comments. Just register in advance here to get the zoom meeting…


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