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Monday, November 20, 2017

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Expo Agroalimentaria receives more interest from ornamental industry

PHOTO REPORT The Mexican ornamental sector is growing and this trend was visible at the Expo AgroAlimentaria Guanajuato that was held in the town of Irapuato, Mexico. This exhibition that used to be a real fresh produce show is receiving more and more interest from the ornamental industry. Next to orchid and anthurium.....

Rosen Sabrowski:

"Limonica highly effective against thrips and whitefly"

Every day, Rudi and Ulrike Attenberger welcome more than 150 customers to their company in Recklinghausen, a city in the north-east of the German Ruhr area. Most of those customers leave with one or more bouquets of organic roses or a healthy new shrub for their garden. Koppert's predatory mite Amblydromalus.....

US (MI): Walters Gardens nears completion of Acclimation Range

Walters Gardens are coming close to completing their Acclimation Range expansion. The Acclimation Greenhouse will add approximately 1½ acres of greenhouse production space and be used to propagate recently stuck URCs and tissue culture.The new range will have a number of new features, including a roof of.....

Europe and China sign cooperation agreement on plant variety rights

The Development Centre of Science and Technology (DCST), Ministry of Agriculture, People’s Republic of China, and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) have decided on 15 November 2017 to initiate technical cooperation in the area of plant variety rights. The DCST is the Agency under the Ministry of.....

CAN (ON): Fall economic statement brings mixed bag for agriculture

Small business tax cuts and a reaffirmation of the fast-tracked minimum wage hike were highlights of Ontario’s fall economic statement released on November 14, 2017. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) notes three elements of the economic statement that are most relevant and have the most potential.....

Peat moss comes in many grades

Because peat moss is a natural product, there are degrees of variation and not all peat moss grades are adequate for a particular blend you will find on the market.Field grades of peat moss are screened, blended and processed to achieve specific physical properties for market grades and intended use. Market.....

Phil Griffiths appointed Sales Manager UK & Ireland at Desch Plantpak

Phil joined Desch Plantpak in September 2016 and has been responsible for the North West area. He brings to the role extensive business experience within the industry with more than 10 years as Sales & Marketing Manager with R.A. Meredith (Nurseries) Ltd and a similar period as Managing Director of.....

US (OR): OMRI responds to ODA advisory on Azatrol ban

On June 28, 2017, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) issued a Pesticide Advisory (including a “stoppage of sale” order) for two OMRI Listed products: Azatrol Hydro Botanical Insecticide and Azatrol EC Insecticide. The ODA issued the advisory based on the detection of active ingredients within the.....

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Packagingmore »

NL: Sunrich sunflower wrapping wins award

The ‘Sunrich – Van Gogh’s favorite’ wrapping paper won a prestigious award in the printing industry.Printing company Adriaan Dekker took home the EFTA-Benelux Flexo Award 2017. KoenPack was responsible for coordinating the printing process.The wrapping was designed by FleuraMetz in cooperation with Takii and.....

Organicmore »

To dig, or not to dig?

Organic Blooms were delighted to achieve Soil Association certification back in February, but certification is not an end in itself.Director Jo is doing a masters in organic farming and from her studies are flowing lots of ideas, questions and discussions about how the company can become more organic. One of.....

Open fieldmore »

Shine Wax Farm

New wax farm established in Israeli Arava Desert

Shine Wax Farm is a new wax farm established by two young farmers in the Arava region in Israel. This area is considered unfit for growing wax because of extreme hot weather during the summer months and poor water quality, but these entrepreneurs succeeded to grow a product with large buds, big flowers and.....

Noveltiesmore »

UK: Earley Ornamentals introduces 2018 novelties

Earley's new additions for 2018 include seed and cutting raised choices for spring, summer and autumn flowering.With many options featured, highlights include new colour Bella Fuchsia Julia - the first double-flowered semi-trailing variety in the series. Suitable for hanging baskets, Julia blooms from April.....

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Upgrade Buxus, Laurus nobilis and Chamaecyparis

Festive plants: December Garden Plants of the Month

December is an atmospheric month where we spend a lot of time indoors, but we can also make the garden Christmassy with the Garden Plant of the Month for December. As well as the familiar Christmas tree, there are three attractive evergreen plants that we can transform into a festive plant: Buxus, Laurus.....

Danziger intrigues visitors at the FloraHolland Trade Fair

Visitors who walked around the different booth and displays last week in Aalsmeer were surprised to see Danziger's “Scoop” display.No designed bouquets on high platforms “shouting out” their marvelous appearance were there. Actually, at first glance, the display looked almost empty, with only one large.....

Machinesmore »

Interest for added value for flower processing at IFTF 2017

During the IFTF 2017, visitors paid a lot of interest in the added value possibilities that Bercomex can offer for cut flower processing businesses. Bercomex was both represented with a stand at the IFTF 2017 in Vijfhuizen as well as with a demonstration point in De Kwakel, where two rose processing.....

Market informationmore »

CAN (ON): Fall economic statement brings mixed bag for agriculture

Small business tax cuts and a reaffirmation of the fast-tracked minimum wage hike were highlights of Ontario’s fall economic statement released on November 14, 2017. The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) notes three elements of the economic statement that are most relevant and have the most potential.....

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Codema launches WEVAB webshop

Last week Codema WEVAB launched their new webshop,, at GRS Beurs in Boskoop. With the new online webshop, customers are not only informed about the complete range of WEVAB products, but they are also offered inspiration.The entire range of Codema WEVAB products are now easy to order.....

Floristerymore »

Thailand: Department store shows off local and imported flowers

Thai department store Central continues to mark its 70th anniversary with the launch of a floral festival that promises to delight fans of big blooms and highlights the sweet scented Ecuadorian roses.Shoppers can enjoy the surprising “Giant Flower Carpet” within the spectacular Glass House, along with.....

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December 5, Overton

US (TX): Texas A&M offers pesticide applicator training

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a pesticide applicators training from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 in Overton.The program will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. Cost is $35 per person if preregistered by Dec. 1 and $50.....

Company newsmore »

UK: Historical herbarium meets modern plant archives

Botanists from the University of Lincoln are part of a new three year project which will help to safeguard our understanding of plants and the environment for the future, while inspiring a new generation of botanists.Funded by a £499,000 grant awarded to The Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust by The Heritage.....

Netherlands: Sjaak Langeslag joins Agrinetwork Alliance

Sjaak Langeslag has joined Agrinetwork Alliance. Agrinetwork Alliance is a cooperative aimed at helping foreign companies and authorities find their way in Dutch horticulture and agribusiness. Langeslag is well known both nationally and internationally for his presidency of the Royal Dutch Flower Bulb.....

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Taking care of pathogens in the delivery process

New at Aad Prins Leliecultures: the CleanLight, a UV-disinfectant specially produced for flower bulb production. A UV-cover has been mounted at the back of the processing line. The UV-light in the cover effectively destroys any pathogens such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses.The CleanLight is an important.....

Logisticsmore »

Marianne de Winter leaves De Winter Logistics

In mid November 2017, Marianne de Winter of the family company De Winter Logistics will leave her role as director. The step is both logical and strategic for both the company and Marianne.The company was founded by Ton de Winter in 1992. A small five years later brother Eric de Winter enters the company......


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