Events

Stellar speaker line-up

The Apex–Brinkman Protected Cropping Australia  (PCA) conference and trade exhibition, to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia, from 9-12 July 2017, has a stellar line-up of speakers specialising in hydroponic, greenhouse, aquaponic and high-tech growing systems. This biennial national industry event, which includes a two-day technical program, a trade expo and farm tours, is a great opportunity to learn about the latest growing technology and management practices. The event is expected to attract growers, industry experts and allied trade suppliers throughout Australasia, Asia, Europe and North America. See More

2nd International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture

Dr Toyoki Kozai is known as the “Father of the Japanese Plant Factory.”

The 2nd International Congress on Controlled Environment Agriculture (ICCEA 2017) will take place in the Republic of Panama, at the Hotel El Panama, between 17 -19 May 2017. The Congress offers an opportunity to learn from the most innovative minds in the industry. Speakers will focus on the skills and knowledge needed to finance, design and operate a successful and innovative farm operation, albeit an indoor vertical farm, greenhouses or a combination of a protected and controlled environment. See More

2017 Hemp Health & Innovation (HHI) Expo & Symposium

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After making headline news across the country last year when thousands of Sydneysiders descended upon Rosehill Gardens seeking information and awareness around all the crucial benefits the Hemp plant offers now and into the future, Australia’s largest experiential cannabis event, the Hemp, Health & Innovation (HHI) Expo & Symposium is back for 2017! See More

Greenhouse Technical Management Course – Pune, India

Greenhouse Technical Management Course

The Tarawade Clarks Inn, Pune, India

A  Greenhouse Technical Management Course will be held at the Tarawade Clarkson Hotel, J.M Road, Pune, India, from 27 February to 3 March 2017. 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. See More

2nd Annual Indoor Ag-Con Asia

Indoor Ag-Con is returning to Asia in January 2017 with an expanded offering. The event promises to offer  the best and the brightest in growing, supplying and advising the hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics market. This year, the two-day event will be hosted at Marina Bay Sands on 24-25 January 2017, and will include an exhibition hall and conference. Industry leading speakers from academia and industry will address topics from automating indoor farms to developing controls systems to funding an indoor farm. Participants will receive an exclusive hard copy of the newest edition in the popular white paper series, which have been downloaded more than 4,000 times. They will also have the chance to network at a drinks party on the first evening of the event.

For this year’s Indoor Ag-Con Asia, the organiser has been thinking about the various forms of innovation that have come together to create the burgeoning indoor agriculture industry, from plant biology to design to new business models. In celebration of these diverse participants in the indoor agriculture market, they’ve created Indoor Ag-Fest, a series of events and activities around the theme of innovation leading up to Indoor Ag-Con Asia.

For more information go to: https://indoor.ag/asia/

Posted 13 January 2017

CGMMV workshop for cucurbit growers in WA

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) are organising two workshops on Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) for cucurbit growers in WA. Growers will be able to learn more about CGMMV and the on-farm biosecurity measures they can take to safeguard their property. See More

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

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