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Friday, May 26, 2017


more people turned retail florists

US: Consumers spent more on floral Mother’s Day gifts this year

Feeling good about Mother’s Day? You’re probably not alone. About 35 percent of Americans reported buying fresh flowers and plants as Mother’s Day gifts this year. That figure is in line with 2015 results and comes from a new Society of American Florists-commissioned survey from Ipsos Public Affairs, which.....

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Last day virtual trade fair Cyberflora 2017

Today is the last day of the Cyberflora Show 2017. During this three-day virtual trade fair, international buyers are able to scout out current providers and new players throughout the Colombian ornamentals chain. This video below, made on the first day of the show (May 24), gives you an impression of the.....

Royal FloraHolland:

Mother's Day and two extra auction days increased revenue by 2.5%

Period 4 (24 April - 21 May 2017) closed with a turnover of €483 million. This is €12 million more than in period 5 of 2016 and reflects an increase of 2.5%.The increase is the result of a 3.2% higher average price. In contrast, the supply was 0.6% lower than last year. As Pentecost and Ascension Day fall this.....

and adds to Crapemyrtle market share with Emerald Empire

J. Berry Nursery Expands to international licensing with Black Diamond

Berry’s Black Diamond Crapemyrtle Collection is now available world-wide. Plants are trademarked under the Black Diamond® name in China, Japan, and South Africa, as Black Solitaire™ in Europe, and Diamonds in the Dark® in Australia.Growers and retailers are enthusiastically embracing the crapemyrtles, known.....

June 6-9 in Anna Paulowna, The Netherlands:

Callas form sea of color at Captain Calla Days 2017

Kapiteyn is hosting its annual Captain Calla Days from 6th to 9th of June 2017. With this event, Kapiteyn aims to inspire growers, agents, florists and retailers with countless opportunities for Calla’s for potplant and cutflower purposes.Together with Kapiteyn's representatives and grower support team, you.....

90,000 Royal Lilies in honor of Memorial Day

US: ProFlowers and Sun Valley Floral Farms partner to donate flowers to veterans

To honor the brave men and women who have served our country, leading online floral gifting brand ProFlowers® (NASDAQ:FTD) and Sun Valley Floral Farms will donate and deliver 90,000 Royal Lilies to charities, veteran's hospitals and centers around the nation. Random Acts of Flowers, ProFlowers charity.....

New miracle chrysanthemum Kennedy

NL: Flower magic at Dekker Chrysanten

The new white single-flower spray chrysanthemum 'Kennedy' is now being supplied at the Dutch auction. This 'First Lady of Chrysanthemums', as breeder Dekker Chrysanten calls the flower, has excellent breed qualities that are clearly obvious, but the flower is able to perform a special trick as well. The.....

'BotaniGard provides biological support’

Crop protection for mandevilla

Keeping the white fly population under controlhas been a challenge for many years for Theo van Neerven of Neervenplant in Helenaveen, The Netherlands. Having tested various strategies, a combination of biological predators and a space treatment with BotaniGard proved to be the solution."To do something that.....


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Iran Green Trade Fair 2017

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California Spring Trials 2017

California Spring Trials 2017

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Flower Expo China 2017

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Flower Expo Ukraine 2017

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Floradecora 2017, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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New: environmentally friendly herb concept

Storytelling, being environmentally friendly and growing your own product. These are all hot topics and German plant wholesaler Gebrüder Cox highlights them in a single concept called "Schnauze voll!". This plastic-free herb concept was introduced at the Hortivation in June 2016 and won several innovation.....


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Ellepot introduces paper for organic plant propagation

True organic, high-yield cultivation is now a reality, thanks to a new all-natural paper for young plant propagation from Ellepot A/S. Ellepot Organic is the world’s first certified, sustainably harvested and 100% bio-degradable product.Natural and certifiedEllepot Organic is the first input material to be.....


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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.....


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Vilmorin Jardin presents new 2017 varieties

With the arrival of spring, Vilmorin Jardin is presenting its new 2017 varieties.Four new gourmet varieties including some snacking specials:Mini Love, a watermelon the size of a melon, with red, sweet flesh and very few seeds.Balconi, a mini bell pepper with a smooth, sweet flavor that can be grown in the.....

Royal Van Zanten introduces Javalin Celosia

Celosia seems like an exotic flower (because it can be found in the tropical regions of Africa and Asia), but it is not so difficult to keep in the garden or as an indoor plant. In the garden the flowering will last until late autumn, indoor (as a houseplant) the plant will last up to two months easily. This.....


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How flowers inspire fashion

Flowers follow, compliment and inspire fashion and vice versa. We see runways filled with fresh flowers for fashion shows, who can forget Christian Dior’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Couture show with the walls of entire rooms lined with fresh flowers. Or the beautiful runway decorated with wild flowers by Adelaide.....

UK: Peony is on the Flower Agenda in June

It’s June, and that means it’s time for the peony. This beauty will be shining in many vases this month, but can also be seen extensively in bridal bouquets and striking centrepieces. Consumers can read all about the peony at Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk. The peony’s originWe have been enjoying the.....

US (TX): Texas A&M AgriLife advises purchasing of 'water-efficient' plants

A state tax-free holiday on “water-efficient products” from May 27-29 includes all plants, trees and grasses for non-commercial shoppers, according to the Texas Comptroller’s Office. Texas A&M AgriLife Research horticulturists urge residents to be vigilant in selecting plant life that conserves water.....

Setting up your floral E-commerce for success

Maximizing sales through the e-commerce platform will come from two basic aspects: configuring all the correct settings for your users and the marketing efforts you dedicate for getting people to use the tool.First things first: Get people to your e-commerce siteJust like with any other e-commerce, your.....


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NL: Technical developments in cultivation table systems

For about ten years, the technique of forcing tulips has been developed quite well. At KG Systems, they know everything about it. Bernardo Greeve: "We were the first to introduce the possibility of forcing tulips in a multi-layer system, and now it's even possible for up to 10 layers."In such a system, the.....


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Growers scent a revival in UK’s cut-flower industry

By the 1970s, the British cut flower industry was in steep decline. It simply could not compete with imported flowers, which were generally cheaper and more sought after. In the 1970s, for example, there were 120 chrysanthemum growers registered in the UK; by 2013 they had dwindled to just three. Yet demand.....

US: After 'slow food', chefs are now going for 'slow flowers'

In 2013, Eat Me Speak Me chef Jarrett Stieber launched his pop-up restaurant with a defining mission: to showcase the bounty of local farms. From day one that included not just the food on diners’ plates but also the flowers on Stieber’s tables. “It’s important for cooks to learn about flowers just like we.....


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UK: Nursery and garden centre for sale in Bedfordshire

Quinton Edwards is marketing a well located Nursery and Garden centre situated on a site of circa 7 acres bordering the River Ivel in Bedfordshire.Langford Nursery and Garden Centre is a successful business benefiting from a good range of buildings and a modern restaurant. There could also be scope to live.....


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more people turned retail florists

US: Consumers spent more on floral Mother’s Day gifts this year

Feeling good about Mother’s Day? You’re probably not alone. About 35 percent of Americans reported buying fresh flowers and plants as Mother’s Day gifts this year. That figure is in line with 2015 results and comes from a new Society of American Florists-commissioned survey from Ipsos Public Affairs, which.....


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Dutch Flower Group launches new sustainable construction

Recently, the ceremonial first pile was driven for the new 10,000 m2 building that will be used as processing space next to the existing Bloom and Greenex building at the Betula in De Kwakel, The Netherlands.At the construction, the highest sustainability requirements are being used. Examples include:.....

June 7, Niagara Falls

CAN (ON): Greenhouse IPM researchers gather at grower session

Have pressing pest management questions you can’t get answered? Looking to see what new strategies are coming down the IPM pipeline? Then come to the Grower Session of the IOBC Canada 2017 meeting and network with world leaders in the field of Greenhouse IPM. It’s only the second time this event has been.....


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adding A.G.R.’s grow racks to production line

IS(MI): DeWys Manufacturing acquires American Grower Resource

DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West – Michigan based metal solutions company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of an agricultural resource company called American Grower Resource, also known as A.G.R. The addition of A.G.R. will allow DeWys to further explore the agriculture industry while also becoming.....

Netherlands: New truck for Jarini

This week a new asset was delivered to Jarini Dienstverlening. The company has become the proud owner of a new MAN TGX 26.360 truck with an XLX cabin and a euro 6C engine. An XLX cabin was chosen so that two extra seats could be installed instead of the bed, thus allowing four occupants.For Jarini, the.....


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October 10-13, Wageningen University

Promising new technologies in the postharvest domain

At this year's 4-day Postharvest Technology course, Wageningen University highlights new technologies within the postharvest domain that are likely to enter commercial practice within 5 years.Experts of WUR pitch on the use of the following new technologies:LED light treatments before and after harvest to.....


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Rwanda: Export hike expected as airlines cut freight charges

Rwanda has recently intensified efforts geared at increasing exports, particularly for the non-traditional trade products like flowers, vegetables and fruits. These efforts have, however, been met with various challenges including high fees of transporting cargo charged by airlines and other logistical.....


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