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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Kenya: River to power Mount Elgon Orchards

Mount Elgon Orchards' farm will be running on hydro electrical power soon. They just started with the construction of the plant and hope to have it ready by August 2017. In the end, the plant will enable them to become 95 percent self-sufficient. The remaining energy needed will be complemented with solar.....

Hishtil takes over Ringel's Dianthus activities

Hishtil Nurseries announced that a deal has been agreed for the acquisition of of the Dianthus activities of Ringel Nurseries. Founded in 1958, Ringel Nursery had specialized in the production of unrooted & rooted Dianthus cuttings for the European market, introducing the successful ‘Roselly’ range of.....

Dümmen Orange acquires Quick Plug

Quick Plug, known as a producer of stabilised sowing and cutting composts for the professional horticulture sector, became part of Dümmen Orange on 1 January 2017. The directors of Quick Plug have decided to transfer the shares to Dümmen Orange.This is the fifth takeover since DNA Green Group changed its.....

US: New Bushel and Berry Collection launches

Look for a new collection of edible berry plants from the folks who introduced The Knock Out Family of Roses and Drift Roses. Star Roses and Plants is launching their new Bushel and Berry Collection, formerly BrazelBerries, this spring at garden center retailers nationwide.The Bushel and Berry Collection.....

US: FAQ regarding new Worker Protection Standards changes

Under the new Worker Protection Standards, pesticide applicators and handlers will be required to have and document their medical evaluations and fit testing in order to use pesticides that require respirators. The following are frequently asked questions regarding these new changes.What are the.....

New study provides strategies to win over Millennials

The Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF) has released results from a new study that provides a detailed analysis about the floral consumption behaviors of Generation Y (or Millennial) consumers.The FMRF study, called "Marketing Tactics to Increase Millennial Floral Purchases," was conducted by Dr. Chengyan.....

Prepping for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is officially less than a month away, so you know what that means, every level of the floral industry has (hopefully) started preparing for one of the biggest holidays for fresh cut flowers. It's the season of love for some, and stress for others. For seasoned Valentine's Day warriors, the.....

‘Colour Your Story’ Autumn/Winter 2017-2018

‘Colour Your Story’, the 2017-2018 Autumn/Winter edition, has just been published. A colourful booklet crammed with trends and information, with which Desch Plantpak looks to inspire growers, breeders and retailers to help them market their products even more successfully. ‘Colour Your Story’ is available.....

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‘Green Leaf’

Broekhof introduces sustainable packaging

Broekhof presents an ornamental pot made from elephant grass. Products made from elephant grass have a low carbon print and a high technical performance. The ‘Green Leaf’ packages are 100 percent compostable which means they can be deposited in the biodegradable refuse bin. Green Leaf products meet the.....

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US (MD): Bell Nursery sustainability efforts recognized

Bell Nursery has been recognized by the Green Business Certification Program and has earned a listing in the Montgomery County Green Business Directory. The Green Business Certification Program is a voluntary recognition program managed by the County's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in.....

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"soil is removed easier from the plants"

NL: New digging machine for Rijnbeek & Son

A new and exclusive digging machine has been specially designed for Boskoop, The Netherlands based Rijnbeek & Son. Delivery was taken earlier this month for immediate work on bareroot lifting.Arno Rijnbeek takes up the story. “We have been talking to Van Gerven, the supplier of the machine, for the past.....

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Wednesday 18th January, 9am-1pm ‘Meet & Greet’

Bloomingdale Roses introduces Knox

Friday the 20th January 2017 Bloomingdale Roses starts with the sale of the bi-coloured yellow rose ‘Knox’. The Knox will be available at the rose clock of auction Royal FloraHolland in Aalsmeer.Buyers & press are invited for the presentation of the complete rose assortment of Bloomingdale Roses and a.....

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Petal It Forward video reaches nearly 223K views

The Society of American Florists’ 2-minute YouTube video showing the emotional responses to the Petal It Forward effort in October has racked up nearly 223,000 views, nearly 200 likes, and dozens of positive comments from consumers to date — and those numbers continue to rise.“Now is a great time for.....

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New machine confirms collaboration

NL: Jarini working with Javo machines for almost thirty years

Jarini has been working with Javo machines for almost 30 years now and this collaboration has continued since Daan Kuik became the new director of the contracting company. After its establishment in 1981, Jarini started potting by machine in 1987 and Javo is the brand that they have worked with ever since......

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US will be primary destination for Ecuador roses

It is expected that the US will be the main export market for flowers for Valentine’s Day 2017, as it has historically happened. Cuttings will start on Sunday, January 22, according to Expoflores, especially of flowers, which will be sent to different destinations in the world and marketed until February 14......

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UK: Garden centre opened in time for Christmas shopping

At the end of last November, Garsons in Titchfield opened the doors of its refurbished, expanded garden centre. Thermoflor were responsible for upgrading and expanding the covered retail area.That was quite a specialist project as it involved accommodating several differences in height and building at right.....

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"Setting new standards" with Floralife Express Technology

Smithers-Oasis introduces a new technology, which revolutionizes the floristry industry. All along, flowers had to be re-cut to ensure optimal hydration for a long flower life - that belongs to the past.Express products help farms to sell the length they cut, bouquet and wholesalers to sell the length they.....

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New updates, vendors and stops planned

Spring Trials 2017 taking root

Yet another California Spring Trials is just three months away with the firming up of people, places and things along the way. As in the past, most locations and vendors remain as in prior years with a few changes.In the North, Rancho Espinoza is a new addition to the event in Chualar and the folks at.....

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first cart auctioned for € 3.355,00

Hyacinth growers take action for young cancer patients

4500 bunches of hyacinths have been prepared in Rijnsburg, The Netherlands, and will be sold in eleven academic hospitals. A cart of hyacinths was auctioned as well. The proceeds from this cart were € 3,355.00 and the biggest buyer was C. Leeuwenburg BV. The entire proceeds will go to AYA, the platform for.....

New name in the transport world: VDH The Freight Managers

As of January 1st, 2017 the companies A. van Dongen & Heerschap, Heestermans Logistiek, Fruit Forwarders and VDC Logistics have merged under one name: VDH The Freight Managers.The four companies had already been working together for some time. Together they cover the entire supply chain from shipping to.....

US (VA): DVFG opens Richmond distribution center

Delaware Valley Floral Group (DVFG) has announced the opening of a new Sales & Distribution Center in the Richmond, Virginia area. The new facility is located just east of Richmond in Sandston, Virginia, in the Woodland Business Center at 510 Eastpark Court.Operating out of a 10,000 sq ft facility, the.....

Fresco Flowers introduces The Flowerbag

At the Floradecora, Fresco Flowers will introduce the new Flowerbag, flowered by Fresco. The Fresco flowerbag is a cool and easy way of carrying flowers: "it’s the perfect gift".The Flower bag will be available in 4 different themes: Merry Christmas, Happy Valentine, Happy Mother’s day and Happy Birthday......

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol sees record flower volumes

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol ended 2016 with a record total flown cargo throughput of 1.66 million tonnes, up 2.5% on 2015.Europe’s third largest air cargo hub had a strong end to the year, with December figures up 10.4% on the same month in 2015 at 149,000 tonnes. Cargo throughput until November was up 1.8%.....


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