Events

March 8-12

Tomato Week covers e-commerce trends, COVID-19 and more

The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas has opened registration for Tomato Week 2021 which takes place March 8-12. The event is open to all who have an interest in…

Webinar on shifting approaches to farming in Canada

Canada’s agriculture sector is in the midst of a number of changes, from automation to sustainability to shifting demographics. The Globe and Mail hosted the second event in its Future of Farming series on February 25 to provide a forum for discussion on what these changes mean. Missed the live event or…

Carbon neutral fertiliser production and use to be discussed at Agri-TechE event 24th March

On-farm fertilizer production comes out of the box

“Current ammonia production facilities are huge factories, producing millions of tonnes of ammonia, and double that amount of carbon dioxide, says Guðbjörg Rist, CEO of…

Q&A session by JPFA from Thursday, February 18 until March 11 JPFA

Learn more about indoor farming: ask the experts

If you're interested in or already operating a plant factory with artificial lighting (PFAL) and feel like asking experts, The Japan Plant Factory Association (JPFA) is…

Applications between 1 March and 28 April

New £12m funding competition for farm-focused innovations

The new £12m Farming Innovation Pathways funding competition is for collaborative feasibility studies and industrial research projects around improving food productivity and increasing resilience and sustainability in line with net zero ambitions.What’s the new Farming Innovation Pathways competition…

Application open till March 3

University of Florida to help teach science, engineering through aquaculture

Through a $64,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to Schools program, the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)  will help some Florida K-12 educators who teach science, technology, engineering, math and agriculture start or strengthen…

March 3, 10 and 17, 10AM - 3PM (MST)

Online crop production and engineering design course by University of Arizona 2021

Only a few weeks away from the 2021 Online Greenhouse Crop Production and Engineering Design Short Course put on by the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center. Join the University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for their 20th Annual CEAC Greenhouse Crop…

February 18-March 11

Japan Plant Factory Association is receiving applications for online course

Have you ever visited a plant factory with artificial lighting (PFAL)? The Japan Plant Factory Association is now receiving applications for its 2021 Online Training Course on PFALs scheduled for Feb. 18-March 11. The course gives you the privilege of taking an exclusive look inside a large-scale,…

Opportunities in specialty crops for UK growers

CHAP Innovation Sector Lead Dr Réka Haraszi attended a workshop series on specialty crops, which ran over four weeks from 15th January 2021. Here she provides a summary of the content, which may be of interest to growers looking increase their range of crops. The workshops, run by OMAFRA (Canada),…

UK: BBC launches 8-part series on future of food & agriculture

In a new eight-part multi-platform series called Follow the Food, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, BBC World News, and BBC.com explore the stories behind feeding the world’s ever-growing population. Presented by renowned Botanist James Wong, the series will examine how farming, science, AI technology,…

Feb 17, 02:00 PM (ET)

Webinar on hiring for indoor vertical farming: human resources in 2021

During this session, the panel will touch on the hot areas of hiring in the indoor vertical farming market today, including: Disciplines Hiring Manager are Seeking Expansion and Hiring Regions How Academia Can Help With Farmers of the Future | NextGen Farmers  ModeratorTim Hammerich, senior director for strategic communications,…

Vertical farming at crossroads as pandemic shifts focus to fresh produce

Although growing crops all year around with Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) has been proposed as method to localize food production and increase resilience against extreme climate events, the efficiency and limitations of this strategy need to be evaluated for each location. Research by Luuk…

Indoor ag-con changes dates and locations for 2021

With safety in mind, the Indoor Ag-Con management team has made the decision to push the dates for its previously announced May 16-18, 2021 agriculture trade show and…

February 16-17

Virtual global ag tech summit to be held this month

How much agricultural technology can you digest in a 24-hour span? The Global Agriculture Technology Summit 2021 can put this to the test Feb. 16 and 17. This event will be a…

Queen Elizabeth prize trumpets LEDs for harmonizing humans and nature

A prestigious British awards group that recognizes engineering innovations of global benefit to humankind has bestowed this year’s honors on five individuals for playing an indispensable role in establishing the LED as an everyday light source, and one “which will play a major role in ensuring that…

Virtual event on plant physiology to LED performance

Keynote speaker Bruce Bugbee, the director of the Crop Physiology Laboratory at Utah State University, kicked off the two days of HortiCann presentations. He began with the basics illustrating what he calls the nine cardinal parameters of plant growth (Fig. 1). Above ground, you have light, temperature,…

January 29 11-12:30 CET and 14-17 CET

Free public webinars on vertical farming

The association of vertical farmers invites everyone to register for their webinar series on the 29th of January, the same day AVF members gather for their annual general…

Online webinar on January 29, 2021 at 11AM CET

AVF annual general meeting day

  AVF members will convene at the annual general meeting on the 29th of January 2021 at 11 AM CET to review 2020 and plan for the new year.    The first AVF roundtable will be about the following topic:  'Vertical Farming Startups’ Challenges, Solutions…

Hybrid event on 20-22 September 2021

Announcing the Vertical Farming World Congress 2021

Following the success of the inaugural 2020 event, attended by 180 delegates from 40 countries, Zenith Global is delighted to return with an expanded 2nd Vertical Farming…

27/01, 24/02, 24/03

Webinar series on agriculture for a sustainable future

Writtle University College, together with Liberty Produce, announces a series of webinars, taking place on January 27, February 24, and March 24.  The online sessions are based…

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…

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…

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 vertical farming systems. This is your time to master the use of artificial lighting! The course is lead by M.S. Karla Garcia.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Indoor AgConversations

Webinar, Thursday January 21, 2021 at 2PM (ET)

What's economically viable & feasible for indoor farms today

The Indoor Agcon has opened registration for its Indoor Ag Conversations on AI & Robotics. During the webinar, it will be highlighted what's economically viable & feasible for indoor farms today.   The webinar moderator is Dr. Murat Kacira, Director of the Controlled Environment Agriculture Center and Professor of…

English training course on artificial lighting in February

JPFA offering online training course on plant factories

The Japan Plant Factory Association is starting a new online English-language training course on Plant Factories with Artificial Lighting (PFAL) in February and is receiving…

Online conference, Monday January 18

Joint UAE-Israel food and water security conference

A UAE-Israel food security summit will take place by the end of January, bringing together Israeli food and water security companies and investors from the UAE. GoforUAE-Israel Food Security Investment Conference will have experts from both countries explore strategic partnerships and capital market…

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…


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