The second Undercover Farming Expo and Conference will be held at the Saint George Hotel & Convention Centre near Pretoria, South Africa, from 5 – 7 March 2013. This expo and conference will focus on intensive farming techniques and farming industries for existing and potential producers and buyers of vegetables, flowers, fruit and seedlings being produced under protective cover, as well as for suppliers to the industry.
Tunnel and shade-net farming started in South Africa in 1973 and consists of three major sectors – vegetables produced under protection, flower producers and seedling growers. The tunnels or multi-spans are equipped with modern technology for optimum management and production. Most farmers use hydroponics and a growth medium.
“This form of production offers the ideal solution to producers investigating alternative methods of farming because of the increasing dryer climate,” said Hanlie Delport, Exhibition Manager of Undercover Farming Expo.
“Our expo covers all the elements involved in this production method, from tunnel construction, growth enhancements and climate conditions to seedlings, packaging and export opportunities,” he added.
Undercover Farming Expo is the initiative of the publication Undercover Farming, which has been focusing on the intensive farming industry for more than eight years. The expo is supported by Intensive Agriculture South Africa (IASA), South African Flower Growers (SAFGA) and the Seedling Growers Association of South Africa (SGASA).
Situated 20km from OR Tambo International Airport, the Saint George is easily accessible from Johannesburg, Pretoria and surrounding areas.
For more information about Undercover Farming Expo, including information for exhibitors, conference delegates and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.undercoverfarmingexpo.co.za