Connecting Queensland agriculture with the world in 2017

tropag2017TropAg2017, the world’s leading tropical agriculture and food science conference, will showcase Queensland agriculture innovations and technologies in Brisbane on 20-22 November 2017. Announced by the Hon. Bill Byrne MP, Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries on 23 November, the highly successful AgFutures conference will be incorporated into TropAg to showcase the state’s latest developments and applications in digital and data platforms, robotics, satellites and biotechnologies. See More

International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture 2017

The Foundation for the Development of Controlled Environment Agriculture (FDCEA) will hold its International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) at the Hotel El Panama Convention Center, Panama City, Panama, from 17-19 May 2017. Controlled environment agriculture is the present and future of global food production. By using CEA technology growers can protect and maintain optimal growing conditions throughout the entire development of the crop enabling crop production year-round. See More

Greenhouse and Hydroponic Technical Management Course for India

Commercial greenhouse and hydroponic ourse training.

Commercial greenhouse and hydroponic course training.

The course is specifically designed to develop technical and management skills of owners, staff and managers of greenhouse and hydroponic growing systems to meet the challenges of producing high quality and high value food for India. The course is suitable for all levels of expertise and experience and also for those considering setting up a hydroponic greenhouse operation. It covers all aspects of commercial greenhouse-based hydroponic growing and attendees will gain a unique insight into the latest developments and best practice currently being employed throughout the world. It is also highly useful for commercial horticultural companies wishing to gain an insight into the rapidly expanding Indian market of hydroponics. See More

‘foodpro’ returns to Sydney

foodpro 2017‘foodpro’, Australasia’s iconic food manufacturing event, returns for its 50th year in 2017 to the new world-class International Convention Centre at Sydney’s Darling Harbour from 16 – 19 July.

Food manufacturing makes up 23% of Australia’s annual exports; the food and agribusiness industry produced $53.9 billion of value added in 2014-15 alone. Since it first ran in 1967, foodpro has played an important role in the growth of the food processing, manufacturing and packaging industries and has contributed to the development and significance the industry has to Australia. See More

International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture 2016


Cairns Convention Centre; Cairns, Qld, Australia.

The International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture 2016 (ISTTH2016) will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre; Cairns, Queensland, Australia, from 20-25 November 2016. ISTTH2016 is a series of international symposia on behalf of the International Society for Horticultural Science hosted by GriffithAgribusiness and in cooperation with the Australian Institute of Horticulture and the Australian Society of Horticultural Science. See More

PCA greenhouse growers’ workshop

Braham Produce

Braham Produce, Sth Australia

Protected Cropping Australia (PCA), the peak industry organisation for the Australian greenhouse industry, is hosting a free growers’ workshop on Tuesday 18 October 2016, from midday to 3pm, at Braham Produce, 42 Alfred Road, Virginia, South Australia. The workshop includes a greenhouse multi-coloured capsicum farm tour, grown in climate-controlled, soil-based polyhouses with computerised fertigation. See More

Australian Organic to co-host Hort Connections in 2017

Australian OrganicAustralian Organic, owner of the country’s largest organic certification brand Australian Certified Organic, has joined AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand (PMA-ANZ) to host Hort Connections, which will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 15-17 May 2017. See More

20th Greenhouse Technical Management Course

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE

Supported by peak industry body Protected Cropping Australia (PCA), the 20th ‘Greenhouse Technical Management Course’ is scheduled for Devonport, Tasmania, from 10-14 October 2016. This course is specifically designed to develop high level technical and management skills of growers in protected cropping, suppliers of hydroponic equipment, agronomists, and horticultural researchers and educators. Attendees can expect a couple of nice surprises to help celebrate this 20th course milestone.

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AUSVEG and PMA-ANZ combine forces to host joint industry event in 2017

AUSVEG Convention 2016

AUSVEG  and PMA-ANZ joint industry conference 2017.

AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA-ANZ) will unite to deliver a joint industry conference and trade show in 2017, marking an historic partnership between two of horticulture’s leading organisations. The event will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre at a date to be confirmed in May or June. The Memorandum of Understanding between AUSVEG and PMA-ANZ will effectively combine two of the industry’s biggest conventions to provide growers and whole-of-supply-chain companies and organisations with the most significant horticulture event in the Australasian region. See More

Inaugural Australian Flowers Week


Australian Flowers Week

The inaugural Australian Flowers Week will be held this Southern Hemisphere spring between Saturday 17 September to Sunday 25 September to celebrate the beauty of Australian fresh flowers and foliage. Australian Flowers Week is an annual celebration of the beauty and diversity of Australia’s fantastic fresh flower and foliage industry. It recognises the value of flowers to Australian’s lives by hosting a number of events and activities that focus on flowers. See More