Horticulture Industry News

  • NUW worker survey findings: unfortunately nothing new

    The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) has long been calling for a meaningful solution to the labour woes in the Horticulture industry. “We have called for an Agricultural Visa, an amnesty or visa status resolution for undocumented workers who are at particular risk of exploitation, and a National Labour Hire Licencing Scheme. We have called for a rigorous approach to enforcement from the ...

  • The 2017/18 Hort Stats Handbook released

    THE MOST comprehensive and contemporary data available on all sectors of the Australian horticulture industry is now available through the release of the 2017/18 Horticulture Statistics Handbook. Released by Hort Innovation, the Handbook features information drawn from several supply chain and trade sources and it includes data on more than 70 horticultural products including fruit, nuts, ...

  • Svensson and Elektravon Haket receive HortiQ mark of quality

    "We're an international player in the world of horticulture. HortiQ provides a tangible demonstration of quality, and that's particularly beneficial when the physical distances are so great," says Remko Noordermeer, who accepted the HortiQ certificate on behalf of Svensson on Monday 10 December. Elektravon Haket also received a certificate. Roelof Haket "We've noticed that our customers want ...


    By AVAG

  • Hortinergy is online !

    After 5 years of Research & Development, Agrithermic a French engineering office is marketing the first online software to facilitate the construction of energy efficient greenhouses. Called Hortinergy, this decision-making tool enables producers and agricultural consultants to compare and size different equipment in order to reduce energy costs. “Energy is a major expense in ...


    By Agrithermic

  • Hydro Systems to Debut Dositec Electromagnetic System at the Clean Show

    Hydro Systems, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of proportioning and dispensing systems, will highlight its new Dositec Electromagnetic System at booth 1217 at the Clean™ Show in Las Vegas, June 5-8. The new multi-washer ...

  • TAHA to promote horticulture value chain in Tanzania at Agritech Expo in Arusha

    “The horticulture value chain in Tanzania has a number of opportunities that ranges from manufacturers, processors input dealers, packaging industry and exporters. It is a sector that needs to be promoted to solve the unemployment crisis in our country, youth and women should consider this industry if they want to make a contribution.” This is according to Jacqueline Mkindi, Chief ...

  • Empower yourself with information from our free to attend Farmers Workshops.

    Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family - Kofi Annan. Agritech Expo Tanzania is offering take-home knowledge and skills from the free-to-attend interactive training workshops, in order for farmers of all scales to make informed decisions on new products and agri supplies by comparing ...

  • New CapDI for Horticulture Brochures!

    Voltea, the world’s leader in membrane Capacitive Deionization (CapDI©), has created and published a new brochure that focuses on how CapDI benefits the horticulture industry. CapDI tunably removes and controls ...


    By Voltea B.V.

  • AgroFresh introduces LandSpring technology, an innovative pre-planting application that reduces transplant shock in tomatoes and peppers

    AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, has introduced its new LandSpring product, a 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) technology for use on transplanted vegetable seedlings.  LandSpring, currently registered for use on tomato and pepper crops, reduces transplant shock resulting in lower seedling mortality and faster crop establishment, which ...


    By AgroFresh

  • Droughts may shrink wine cork industry

    Climate change is threatening cork production in the forests of Spain and Portugal, making it more difficult to produce traditional wine bottle stoppers and putting an ancient and valuable industry at risk. A recent study by Portuguese researchers shows that cork − the thick bark of an oak tree species found mostly in the Iberian Peninsula − grows at a much slower rate during intense, ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Mastering Greenhouse Efficiency with Robotics at Vineland

    Imagine technology that could preemptively find disease in plants, allowing growers to address it proactively. Or sensors that could help irrigate more resourcefully. Or robots that could selectively harvest ripe crops. At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Niagara, it seems as though the future is now. Vineland’s Robotics & Automation team — comprised of 5 PhDs and 6 ...

  • Illumitex Expands to Vertical Farms Across the Globe

    Illumitex is expanding its LED lighting services to six international countries in the vertical farming industry. Among the international vertical farms Illumitex is currently working with are Remy located in Israel, Asahi Techno in Japan, Agricool in France and aquaponic startups in Norway and Italy. Illumitex’s involvement with the Association for Vertical Farming, educational ...


    By Illumitex

  • APAL returns to host 2016 National Horticulture Convention with AUSVEG and CMAA-FMA

    AUSVEG and the Central Markets Association of Australia in partnership with Fresh Markets Australia (CMAA-FMA) are pleased to announce that Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) will once again jointly host the National Horticulture Convention, to be held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort from 23-25 June 2016. APAL joined AUSVEG in hosting the 2015 Convention, with the partnership ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Calls For Water Research Partnerships

    The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has launched a new £1.5m initiative to address challenges identified across the UK agriculture and horticulture industries relating to the management of rotations, soil structure and water. The AHDB has combined funds from the potatoes, cereals and oilseeds, dairy and horticulture sectors, something that has provided the required ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Growing cucumber and sweet pepper in water efficient zero emission greenhouse

    Regulations to reduce the emission of nutrients and pesticides force the horticultural industry to adopt a new approach to water management. Is a zero-emission greenhouse feasible? Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is currently testing the zero emission greenhouse. In this zero emission greenhouse all drain water is re-used. In the reference greenhouse occasional ...

  • International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture, Cairns, 2016

    It is our great pleasure to invite delegates from all sections of the horticultural industry worldwide to Cairns, North Queensland for a series of ISHS symposia on tropical and temperature horticulture. Cairns is arguably the best tourist destination in Australia and is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the outback, Australian fauna and tropical rainforests containing unique Australian ...

  • National Horticulture Convention sowing the Seeds For Industry’s Future

    The diverse and dynamic range of careers in horticulture will be on display when a group of year 11 and 12 students descend on the National Horticulture Convention at the Gold Coast on Friday 26 June. During their attendance at the Convention, incorporating both AUSVEG and Apple and Pear Australia Ltd (APAL), students from Loganlea, ...


    By AUSVEG

  • Horticoop Technical Services becomes exclusive dealer for AGAM Energy Systems

    As of June 1,2015, Horticoop Technical Services is the exclusive dealer for AGAM Energy Systems' products in the Netherlands and neighboring German state Lander (Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia). AGAM Energy Systems, headquartered in Hod-HaSharon. Israel, develops and manufactures energy-saving, environmentally-friendly dehumidification systems for the horticulture industry. Like ...

  • Horticulture’s biggest event to inject millions into Gold Coast economy

    Australia’s largest horticultural event, the National Horticulture Convention, Trade Show, and Awards for Excellence, is forecast to boost the Gold Coast economy by over $2 million over the course of the three day event. Now incorporating both AUSVEG and Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL), the Convention will run from 25-27 June and is set to attract over 1,400 local and international ...


    By AUSVEG

  • £6m funding to improve UK livestock health

    Funding for eight projects that aim to improve the health of livestock within the UK has been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC). The club, whose members include Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and other industry organisations, has allocated over £6 million in the second round of funding. In total, £10.8 million of ARC grant funding has ...

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