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Friday, May 18, 2018


Bob Andersen, Mount Elgon Orchards:

Rose grower sounds alarm on global warming

"I have yet to meet a farmer who denies global warming. In Kenya alone, we have seen weather records broken every year for the past 5 years”, says grower Bob Andersen of Mount Elgon Orchards (The Elgon Collection), who grows roses in a 43ha farm in Kitale, Kenya. He sees the climate change as a very real.....

Royal Parks

Grower 'over the moon' about supplying plants for royal wedding

VIDEO Royal Parks Nursery is a grower of bedding plants, which are shipped to various parks in and around London. Mike Jones, manager at Royal Parks, recalls how they were asked by the royals to present a list of plants they provide. The nursery sent it in, upon which it came back with a tick next to the plants.....

Kenya: United Selections starts planting in Naivasha showhouse

After a few months of hard work, United Selections announces the start of planting their varieties in a brand new location in Naivasha. "A special thanks goes to the flower business park and Panda flowers team. They were of great support during this period", says Christopher Makomere. "We transferred an.....

CAST 2018: What you've missed at Suncrest and Pacific Plug & Liner

For 6 days, California was the center of the US floriculture sector last month. FloralDaily visited all locations and made a Photo Report of the event. In the weeks that followed, we presented the highlights of the participating companies in a series of articles. Today, we will present the last.....

Florensis takes over Osteospernum Dalina

Florensis has taken over the commercial Osteospermum Dalina varieties and gene pool from PanAmerican Seed per May 1. Florensis is happy with this great addition to its assortment, which will strengthen the market position of their Osteospernum even further. PanAmerican Seed recently had taken over the Dahlia.....

Preview FlowerTrials #1

In just a few weeks, the FlowerTrials will take off. At the FlowerTrials 2018, no less than 60 breeding companies will present their newest varieties in pot- and bedding plants, as well as the latest innovations and concepts. At 32 locations, spread across three regions (Aalsmeer and the Westland region in.....

NL: Opti-flor celebrates its 90th anniversary

This year Phalaenopsis grower Opti-flor celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Hendriks family in horticulture. Jan Hendriks started the company in 1928. Meanwhile Marco and René Hendriks are the third generation entrepreneurs. They will soon celebrate this extensively during the ‘Friends of Opti-flor.....


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Iran Green Trade Fair 2018

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Denmark: Smart carrying sleeves for 11½ cm Fairytale Flowers

A couple of years ago Gartneriet PKM introduced smart flower sleeves with handle for its 10½ cm range. It has become so popular that they can now also deliver our 11½ cm Campanula assortment in sleeves with a handle.It should be easy for the customers to carry their Fairytale Flowers home. PKM did something.....


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Transforming St Lucia’s floriculture industry

The Global Environment Fund (GEF) Small Grants Project has, through the award of a pilot project, been assisting the Saint Lucia Floral Co-operative Society to transform the local floral industry by integrating less toxic inputs into the production process.Over thirty farmers have been trained and registered.....


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NL: Over one million peonies about to burst into flower

In this video below, the peony field of Green Works in Limburg. "The spring is here and our plants start to grow. In just a couple of weeks everything will be in bloom." Green Works grows the peonies, that are for cut and pot use, themselves on eight different peony fields. Late May/early June over one.....


Noveltiesmore »


Proven Winners delays launch of Coral Creations succulent collection

When Proven Winners debuted their new Coral Creations succulent collection at the California Spring Trials, they were surprised and pleased at the demand from visitors. After running the numbers from growers and retailers across North America who are interested in carrying the line, Proven Winners has.....


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India’s biggest flower market to get makeover

The shabby stalls and the grimy bylanes of the famous Ghazipur flower mandi in Delhi are set to make way for a sprawling trading-cum-tourist spot in a facelift for the country’s biggest flower market.After lying in abeyance for nearly eight years, work on the redevelopment of the Ghazipur flower market will.....


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CAN (ON): Agricultural water pump rebate program launched

Hydro One and Niagara Peninsula Energy announced the AgriPump Rebate Program, the first program of its kind in Ontario to offer instant rebates to customers who purchase a high-efficiency pump kit. The program is ideal for all farming applications, including livestock, greenhouse and vineyards. Upgrading to.....


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Kenya: Export Promotion Council recommends more investment in Ghana

The Export Promotion Council (EPC) of Kenya, the country’s premier institution in the development and promotion of export trade, has recommended the setting up of manufacturing companies in Ghana by Kenyan business owners.In a Market Survey & Product Research in Ghana report, validated recently, the EPC.....


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New busy lizzies bred to beat disease:

Garden centre chain B&Q brings back UK's favourite bedding plant

Garden centre chain B&Q says it will sell six million this summer of a variety resistant to fatal airborne disease downy mildew.It used to sell 20 million busy lizzies - scientific name Impatiens walleriana - each year and says it has been inundated with enquiries after an epidemic of downy mildew.....


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Theme Keukenhof 2019: Flower Power

Keukenhof had another successful season in 2018. Visitors gave the flower exposition a 9.0. The park was visited by 1.4 million people, just as many as last year, according to the organisation.More young people visited Keukenhof. The average age fell from 48 years to 46 years because of more families with.....


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May 29-31, Baku

Azerbaijan: Plunge into world of fragrant roses

In a three-day exhibition Central Botanical Garden of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) will turn to a heaven of fragrant roses. The exhibition of roses to be held on May 29-31 will feature both local and imported varieties of roses from a number of countries.The event will be held in.....

US: At First Lady’s Luncheon, American Grown flowers take center stage

American Grown flowers were the subject of delight — and even friendly competition — for about 1,850 Congressional spouses and associates this week in Washington, D.C.For the third year, Certified American Grown, a coalition of U.S. flower farms, organized the floral décor for the Congressional Club’s First.....


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online flower service Bloemist

Next-day delivery from Dutch retailer

Albert Heijn will be delivering flowers to the consumer under the name 'Bloemist'. "Just picked, fresh from the grower and guaranteed beautiful for seven days", as the retailer describes the new service.It was currently possible to add flowers to your Albert Heijn order, but since last week Albert Heijn has.....

NL: Edith Bentvelsen new managing director at Ter Laak Orchids

Edith Bentvelsen will start as Managing Director at Ter Laak Orchids from August 1st. Edith will be responsible for organization, HRM, strategy and marketing. In the past six months she has supervised the expansion and development of the organization regarding the new cultivation location in Wateringen,.....


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China: Lufthansa Cargo adds direct freighter services to Chengdu

Lufthansa Cargo has further increased its freighter network in China by adding direct services to and from Chengdu (CTU). Since 5 May 2018, a Boeing 777F with flight number LH8410 departs Frankfurt every Monday and Saturday and returns from Chengdu every Tuesday and Sunday.“We are very proud to now be.....

How belly capacity can impact cargo challenges

The team at Schiphol has already been through several changes in 2018, and the cargo department is looking forward to becoming more integrated within the aviation team and having more impact on business decisions. In this article, we get to know the new head of Aviation Marketing, Cargo and Customer.....


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