Events, shows & webinars

US (CT) UConn launches online cannabis horticulture class

An updated version of a course on growing cannabis that debuted this past spring semester will be offered online during UConn’s second summer session, starting July 15. The three-credit course, entitled Horticulture of Cannabis: From Seed to Harvest (SPSS 3995), provides an overview of the complete…

Photo report from the GreenTech's Medicinal Cannabis Pavilion

For the first time this year, the GreenTech hosted an entire pavilion solely dedicated to the medical cannabis industry. Currently, the cannabis industry is booming, and many growers jumped onto this 'green bandwagon' foreseeing many profitable opportunities. However, a number of growers do not have a…

2020 edition coming up

Dozens of LED suppliers turn off their lights: GreenTech 2019 comes to an end

When the clock struck 5 PM yesterday, the RAI in Amsterdam quickly changed into a construction side, signaling the end of this year's GreenTech Amsterdam. We're currently processing almost 500 photos and putting all names in the right places, and will provide you with a full photo report on Monday - but…

webinar, July 18

Understanding the critical role of soil analysis

Often overlooked but critically important for the optimization of hemp and cannabis grows alike, soil analysis is a critical tool in the modern cultivator’s toolbox. As markets mature understanding the fundamental role that soil plays as a growth medium is of great value. Adopting robust soil sampling…

March 24-26, Querétaro, Mexico

GreenTech launches GreenTech Americas

On the first day of GreenTech Amsterdam, GreenTech Americas has been launched. The spin-off will take place from 24-26 March 2020 in Querétaro, Mexico. According to the organizers, this is a logical next step, as Mexico is a major agricultural producer, the number of hectares under protected agriculture…

Cannabis not welcome at Tokyo Olympics

Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world, but Toshiro Muto, the chief executive of the Tokyo Olympics, reminded potential visitors to the games that the…

GreenTech continues with busy second day

With the second day of GreenTech being in full swing, it's not hard to be in a good mood in Amsterdam. It's raining cats and dogs outside, but inside climate and water are discussed on a completely different level. The exhibition had a good start yesterday and exhibitors value the quality talks they've…

GreenTech launches Medicinal Cannabis Pavilion

For the first time, a Medicinal Cannabis Pavilion is present at the GreenTech. There, many companies showcase the most advanced solutions for growing medical cannabis. The team with DryGair showcasing their dehumidification solutions for medical cannabis growing facilities Straight from the UK, Andy…

Innovation Awards for Grodan, Koppert Biological Systems and Ridder

GreenTech 2019 gets underway

And it's off! This morning in Amsterdam, GreenTech started. Technical novelties, new projects and meeting up with acquaintances - for the high-tech horticultural world Amsterdam is the place to be this week. It's the first time that the GreenTech exhibition is taking place within 12 months after the final edition, as the show…

"There is an extreme need of knowledge in the MMJ industry"

There is an extreme need of knowledge and expertise in the medical cannabis industry, says Juriën Koster, vice president of international relations with Ofinext. This is the main reason that talks during the GreenTech show in Amsterdam next week are going to address a complete overview of topics from the…

Focus on mechanization and automation during the second day of the medical cannabis mastercourse

The second day of the Pro Manager Mastercourse Medicinal Cannabis focused on mechanization and automation of cannabis production. The day kicked off with a visit to Tomato World. The company Codema gave a talk about the different parameters to take into consideration in a cannabis growing facility, and…

Biological solutions in medicinal cannabis

Globally, cannabis production is increasing quickly as many countries are now legalizing the use of medicinal products derived from cannabis. Because cannabis is subject to very strict regulations on pesticides use, pest management can be challenging, and crop damage and losses are a risk. Biological…

Pro Manager Mastercourse Medicinal Cannabis kicks off

The much anticipated mastercourse organised by JungleTalks has finally kicked off. Participants coming from all over the world will spend two weeks in the Netherlands learning the secrets and best practices of growing medical cannabis. “Horticulture is an old industry, we have been growing in greenhouses…

Growers, academics & industry leaders on 7th annual Indoor Ag-Con

Held May 22-24, 2019 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, the 7th annual Indoor Ag-Con line-up of keynotes, sessions, panel discussions and exhibits attracted growers, academics and other industry members from throughout the US, Canada and several other foreign countries. "As the first edition under our…

US (CA): Third edition of the Grow-Off competition

The Grow-Off will be returning to Northern California for its third year expecting participants from Humboldt County, Nevada County, The Bay Area, Monterey, Sonoma, Mendicino County and more. "The Grow-Off is the world’s first science-based cultivation competition created to determine who truly grows the…

International fair of intensive production and the auxiliary industry

Spain: Excitement at opening of third edition of Infoagro Exhibition

The third edition of the international fair of intensive production and the auxiliary industry, held in Almeria, was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, along with Gabriel Amat, mayor of Roquetas de Mar (municipality that hosts the event), Javier…

Sharing knowledge on grow lights in 'Medicinal Cannabis Mastercourse'

Medicinal cannabis cultivation is now permitted in an increasing number of European countries, meaning that cultivation of this crop is also likely to grow considerably. As a result, more and more growers and investors are seeking new and efficient ways of cultivating larger quantities of high-quality…

TTA holds Factory Tours during Greentech FlowerTrials

During the Greentech and FlowerTrials TTA is organizing the TTA Factory Tours for interested parties from abroad. The TTA Factory Tours are hosted at their headquarters in Bleskensgraaf from Wednesday, June 12 until Friday, June 15. Tours will be given in the morning and afternoon. During the TTA Factory…

Pro manager mastercourse medicinal cannabis

Connecting the best of two worlds

Medicinal cannabis is being legalised in many countries around the globe. Investments are sky-rocketing and multinationals are pouring in. Is it a matter of upscaling what has…

US (OH): Cannabis and Hemp conference to take place in July

This July, GPN’s second Cannabis and Hemp Conference will take place in Columbus, Ohio. This one-day conference is designed to provide attendees with the latest insight, tips…

These are the GreenTech Innovation Awards nominees

The GreenTech has announced the nominees of their innovation award. Since the exhibition focuses on greenhouse technique, these provide a nice overview of horticultures finest. The GreenTech exhibitors submitted 50 innovations for the GreenTech Innovation Awards 2019. The winners will be announced during…

MMJ Novelty nominated for GreenTech Innovation Concept Award

"Rolling container with integrated ventilation system creates perfect conditions"

A rolling container for medical crops, making sure that crops grow in the most optimal climatic circumstances and can be integrated into a fully automated logistical cultivation system that moves the plants through zones with different growing circumstances. That innovation by Bosman Van Zaal was…

June 19, New Haven

US (CT): Greenhouse Biological Control Conference

UConn Extension is sponsoring a Greenhouse Biological Control Conference. This one-day educational program will be held on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Jones Auditorium, The Connecticut Agriculture Experiment Station, New Haven, CT. The speakers featured at this educational program include: Ron…

Photo report: European Cannabis Symposium in Copenhagen, Denmark

Picture time! Yesterday the European Cannabis Symposium took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Over 400 people gathered for the first-of-its-kind symposium, discussing the challenges and opportunities in the European cannabis and hemp market. Check out the photo report here The event kicked off Sunday…

400 people gather in Copenhagen for first European Cannabis Symposium

"Europe will be biggest chunk of the medical cannabis market"

Whereas all big things in the medical cannabis industry seem to be happening in the US and Canada, according to several speakers at today's European Cannabis Symposium in Copenhagen, Europe is to develop into the biggest MMJ market. However - as you might have guessed - there are challenges as well.…

Dutch horticulture experts welcome U.S. Ambassador

On May 1, U.S. Ambassador Pete Hoekstra visited World Horti Center in the run up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). Dutch Greenhouse Delta represents the horticulture sector and is the central liaison body for this international event whose main themes will be food, water, energy, health and…

GreenTech 2019:

What the Dutch have to offer to the global cannabis industry

“Developments in the global MMJ industry raise tons of questions for growers and investors. How to deal with growing demand, higher need for efficiency, what are the challenges in upscaling and what technological possibilities can help your business, for example? Those are exactly the questions we can…

June 12, Amsterdam

Valoya to host LEDs & Innovators Conference at GreenTech again

At last year’s GreenTech, Valoya hosted its first educational event titled LEDs & Innovators Conference 2018. The event gathered some of the most prominent names in crop science, vertical farming and medical plants industries as speakers. These include Richard Ballard of the infamous Growing…

US: Cannabis grow tour now open to public

West Coast Cannabis Tours is excited to announce the addition of the 'Ultimate Cannabis Grow Tour' in San Diego, California. The tour appropriately kicks off on 4/20 (April 20, 2019), and lasts from 11:00am to 4:00pm. "West Coast Cannabis Tours' Ultimate Cannabis Grow Tour, which embarks from sunny San…

An event to explore and explain licensing process for cannabis industry entrants

As Canada gears up for the next round of cannabis legalization in October, 2019, cannabis enthusiasts are seeking to understand the legal framework and looking to navigate the…

International interest in Wageningen Summer School

Most schools and universities in the Netherlands empty out during the summer holiday, but the Wageningen Campus is anything but empty. Every year, professionals and young people from all over the world participate in various Summer School programs. "The teachers are the best and you can take a look…

GreenTech Summit deep dives into the status of 'Autonomous Technology'

The GreenTech Summit takes place during GreenTech on 12 June and offers decision making investors, growers, breeders and suppliers an insider view on autonomous technology in horticulture, but also the shipping industry. Developments in autonomous technology create opportunities to reduce dependencies in…

"Using microscope cameras to detect pests and mold"

Dino-Lite, a company manufacturing USB digital microscope cameras and microscope eyepiece cameras, will participate in O’Cannabiz 2019 to be held in Toronto, April 26-27. “Dino-Lite Digital Microscopes are high quality imaging solutions with extreme versatility. They can be used handheld or on a stand to…

Exhibition time: Scam alert

Calls to book your hotel for an exhibition, forms to sign-up for the International Fairs Directory, e-mails to buy contact lists for major trade shows. Again we warn you not to answer any of these scamming companies that are targeting the horticultural trade fairs. Hotel scam "Good morning! I'm calling you regarding your hotel…

New insights into data with Artificial Intelligence

The horticultural sector faces great challenges in the coming years. In this new column GreenTech asks a few young entrepreneurs in the sector about the opportunities and threats they think their company has to deal with. In this article, the first in this section, GreenTech talks to Stijn Baan of…

May 23-24

US (NM): NMSU to host state's first hemp conference

New Mexico State University will offer the state’s first-ever workshop for industrial hemp producers in May. The two-day workshop, hosted by the College of Agricultural,…

April 15, 2019, Toronto

Intrexon to participate in Paradigm Capital Business Conference

Intrexon Corporation announced that Thomas D. Reed, PhD, Founder and Chief Science Officer, will present at the Paradigm Capital Biosynthesis Conference on April 15, 2019 in…

US (MO): UMSL training camp to help women and minorities to get into MMJ business

Of the tens of thousands of groups nationwide licensed to grow or sell marijuana, no more than two percent are minority-owned businesses, according to a nonprofit advocacy group. "That's not representative of the country we live in," said Roz McCarthy, founder of Minorities for Medical Marijuana. The…

Deadline GreenTech Innovation Award nearby!

Don't forget: Tomorrow is the final day to submit your latest innovations for this year's GreenTech Innovation Awards. On 11 June, the first day of GreenTech 2019, the winners…

US (PA): Millvale library to host cannabis education event

The Millvale Community Library is devoting April 20 — an annual holiday in cannabis culture — to educating the public about marijuana. The event, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will consist of several local businesses that provide medical marijuana and cannabidiol — commonly known as CBD — products presenting…

May 22-24, Las Vegas

US (NV): Indoor Ag-Con announces full conference agenda

Indoor Ag-Con has announced the full conference schedule for the 7th annual edition, May 22-24, 2019, at Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV. Featuring 50+ sessions, panel…

Israel: Photo report from CannaTech, Tel Aviv

From 1st to 2nd of April, Tel Aviv hosted the CannaTech and according to the organisers one thousand participants from 45 countries gathered in Tel Aviv to join the event. Over the past years, Israel has been among the leading countries in cannabis research. Israel legalized medical cannabis a few years…

Israeli medical cannabis growers present themselves at CannaTech

Yesterday the final day of the CannaTech took place and during the event several growers of medical cannabis presented themselves and their products. Currently there are eight growers authorised to grow cannabis for the medical market. With more companies expected to be certified within the next period,…

June 11 – 13, Amsterdam

Vertical/Indoor Farming Pavilion GreenTech tradeshow & café round table talks

Agritecture (AGR), FarmTech Society (FTS), vertical farm institute (vfi) and Greentech RAI are partnering to organize café round table talks with panel discussions and showcase international vertical/indoor farming startups along with established companies at the world’s most important horticulture…

Israel: CannaTech show and industry flourishing and struggling

This morning the final day of the CannaTech in Israel kicked off. The event presents an industry that's growing rapidly, eager to learn but at the same time faces challenges. CannaTech has its final day today As Israel has a history in professional growing that can be considered long for an industry as…


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