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Friday, January 19, 2018

January 26-30 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

What to expect of 2nd edition Floradecora?

New location, new exhibitors, but same layout. The second edition of FloraDecora is around the corner and it will be a little different. Eva Olbrich, Christmasworld Director, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH explains what to expect of this concept show held from January 26-30 in the Messe Frankfurt in.....

TPIE exhibitor Frank de Greef of Fleurizon International:

US (FL): "We welcomed more interested contacts than ever before"

PHOTO REPORT The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) is coming to an end today (January 19). It took off on Wednesday January 17 and is showcasing the latest trends in foliage, floral and tropicals in the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. in South Florida. Nearly 5 acres (17,000+ square.....

US (CA): Industry members assess damage of deadly mudslides

Floral industry members in Southern California are reeling from a devastating two-month period that’s included wildfires, storms and deadly mudslides.Joost Bongaerts, owner of Florabundance in Carpinteria, California, said last week’s storm and mudslides were “like a tsunami coming down.”“If you look at the.....

US: New mat eases watering of plants on pallets

WaterPulse’s new Pallet Watering Mat provides the solution to one of the biggest grower/retailer challenges – efficiently watering plants grown, shipped and displayed on standard pallets.“Pallet Watering Mats reimagine our capillary action technology, giving growers and retailers the power to automatically,.....

UK: Floralife research facility moves to new facility in Peterborough

Smithers-Oasis has moved its United Kingdom research facilities to a new state-of-the industry location in Orton Southgate, Peterborough, which is centrally located to many key U.K. bouquet operations.Nearly double the size of the original facility, the new, two-story, 100-square-meter Smithers-Oasis.....

Over 32 trillion data points give growers environmental intelligence

Autogrow has announced their strategy to use trillions of available growing data points to help their growers’ crop production.“Due to the unique nature of our architecture, over 32 trillion data points flow through our systems each year which would be one of the most substantial collections for indoor.....

Purdue University study:

Hormone keys plant growth or stress tolerance, but not both

Plants that grow well tend to be sensitive to heat and drought, and plants that can handle those stresses often have stunted growth. A Purdue University plant scientist has found the switch that creates that antagonism, opening opportunities to develop plants that exhibit both characteristics.“Normally these.....

ISO Group unveils combination machine for cutting planting and transplanting at IPM Essen

At the coming World Trade Fair for Horticulture at IPM in Essen, scheduled for 23 up to and including 26 January 2018, the ISO Group will unveil a new machine, which is a combination of the ISO Cutting Planter 2500 (automatic cutting planter machine) and the ISO Vision Planter (transplanter).Globally, more.....

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Ewald Bouwmeister, WEBER Verpackungen

EU: The fast adoption of clever sleeve 'bloom guard'

By entering the packaging industry of ornamental products just three years ago, WEBER Verpackungen has already established quite a name for itself. With their paper-film sleeve bloom guard plus, which they displayed at the IPM 2016 for the first time, they are offering an alternative to the fully plastic or.....

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 »

Deliflor introduces Etrusko White

Etrusko will get a new family member in the midst of week 3: Etrusko White. The appearance of the variety Etrusko has not stayed unnoticed since it has been introduced. Now this flower with its frayed petals will also appear in white.The large flower of Etrusko White keeps on growing when put in a vase. The.....

Marketingmore »

Royal FloraHolland:

Sustainable products: FSI2020 deadline is approaching

FSI, the initiative for making the international horticultural chain sustainable, has a concrete goal: in 2020, 90% of the flowers and plants grown or traded by the members is sustainable.Consumers' demands for fair, reliable and sustainably produced flowers and plants keep increasing. Retailers, including.....

Machinesmore »

New tray filler at IPM Essen: automatizes production while saving labor

This Fall Ellepot introduced their new patent pending Ellepot Tray Filler (TF-1), helping customers automatize their production while saving labor. The automation enables growers to improve productivity by establishing an efficient, uniform and faster production method by filling up to 9,000 pots per.....

Market informationmore »

UK: Garden industry welcomes Defra 25-Year Environment Plan

There are a lot of actions which will benefit horticulture and suggestions of working together to improve the industry in the Government’s ‘A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment’.The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) welcomes many of the actions in the plan, including the creation.....

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UK: Wyevale to cut 40% of head office staff

The UK's largest garden centre group, Wyevale Garden Centres with 148 stores and 5,000 employees, told Head Office staff on Monday that many would lose their jobs, as it plans to cut 66 roles including two board level Directors. The company currently employs 159 people at their Middlesex Head Office and this.....

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India: MBA graduate and accountant join forces selling flowers

Two young women with professional college degrees have become successful flower farmers and flower traders with ambitions to invade overseas markets. In the process, they have inspired several traditional farmers in Haryana to switch to growing flowers.Jaipur girl Shivani Maheshwari and Delhi girl Vamika.....

Eventsmore »

February 23, Pune

India to get first Floral Artist Championship

Indian Flowers & Ornamental Plants Welfare Association (iflora), the national promotion body working for the betterment of Indian flower farmers, greenhouse growers, nurserymen, florists and allied interests, has been a pioneer in boosting awareness among masses.The Indian floriculture industry including.....

India: Spring festival to give floriculture a boost

The Annual Vasantotsav (Spring Festival) will be held at the Raj Bhawan on February 24 and 25. At a meeting chaired by Governor Krishan Kant Paul to review preparations for the event, it was stated that a special postal cover will be released on Jambu (Allium Auriulatum), a medicinal plant found in high.....

Week 3-12 in Twello, the Netherlands:

Primula and ranunculus in the spotlight at Open Days Schoneveld

Schoneveld Breeding is holding various Open Days this winter at its location in Twello, the Netherlands. Because the bloom periods for the different varieties are spread throughout the first months of the year, we will start in week 3 with Open Days for Primula Touch Me and Primula Pricanto, and conclude the.....

Company newsmore »

US: Hal Blackmore joins Marrone Bio Innovations as Territory Sales Manager

Hal Blackmore is joining the Marrone Bio Innovations sales team as Territory Sales Manager in northern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Alabama, effective January 11, 2018.Hal comes to MBI with over 38 years of experience selling both conventional pesticides and biopesticides across a wide range of.....

Oboya establishes innovation and technology center in China

Oboya Horticulture Industries has recently through its wholly owned subsidiary Oboya Metal Products received a state-owned innovation contribution of approximately 300 TCNY, equivalent to approximately 348 TSEK, to establish an innovation and technology center at the company's premises in Qingdao,.....

US (CA): WISErg raises $19.2 million to build California plant

WISErg closed a $19.2 million Series C funding round led by Laird Norton Company, bringing the total invested to date to $56.6 million. Existing investors, including Second Avenue Partners, rounded out the list of participants.WISErg has created a new generation of fertilizer products. The company’s products.....

Playing hide and seek with Van Krimpen on the IPM

Their contacts and friends can find them without opening their eyes. Since Van Krimpen started their participation on the IPM exhibition, they've been at the same location. With the renovation of the Messe, that came to an end. After some meetings with the IPM-team, the company will now be located in hall 9......

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New Zealand court fines plant smuggler

An air passenger has been fined $2250 for following his cousin's advice to smuggle plant cuttings and seeds into New Zealand.Deo Rajan Gounder appeared in the Manukau District Court on Wednesday after pleading guilty of trying to bring 4 plants and 11 seeds into Auckland Airport in July last year.MPI.....

Logisticsmore »

Maersk and IBM form blockchain joint venture

Maersk and IBM announced their intent to establish a joint venture to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology.The aim of the new company will be to offer a jointly developed global trade digitization platform built on open standards and designed for.....

UK: DSV opens new distribution centre

In order to meet growing business needs, DSV recently opened a newly built distribution centre in Stoke-on-Trent with easy access to the vital M6 motorway.The location consists of a total of 213,821 square feet (equivalent to 20,000 square metres) and holds up to 27,000 pallets. It has a three floor.....


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