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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bremkens Orchids blooms after big changes

PHOTO REPORT For German phalaenopsis breeder and young plant grower Bremkens Orchids, a lot has happened over the last 1.5 years. They not only started selling their own varieties, but also decided to increase the production volume and homogeneity of their products. Their young plants are being bred and grown in a 3 ha.....

Ad van Marrewijk, BM Roses:

NL: "We see a move towards large headed pot roses"

"Over the last years, we see a move towards large headed pot roses", says grower Ad van Marrewijk of BM Roses who is growing pot roses in pot size 10.5 and 12 cm in a 5ha greenhouse in Maasland, the Netherlands. After noticing a demand for large head sizes in a smaller pot size, they decided to start.....

Reducing humidity while saving energy

Growing flowers in greenhouses is a very common growing method, and popular flowers such as Gerberas, Lilies, Tulips, Roses, Orchids, and Bromeliads are grown in greenhouses. There are many challenges the grower faces when growing in a closed space; a major one is high humidity. Many types of flowers are.....

starting July 1, 2018

CAN (ON): No more incentives for fossil fuel-based CHPs

Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan emphasized the need to increase the use of low-carbon technology, such as solar panels and heat pumps, in homes and businesses. Several programs to increase energy choices for Ontarians are being introduced, funded by the proceeds from auctions in the carbon market.The.....

Valoya launches new line of LED grow lights

Since its entrance to the LED grow lights market in 2009 Valoya has been dedicated to producing horticultural LED lights for its customers which include 8 out of 10 world’s largest agricultural companies. Crop science companies, research institutes, universities, vertical farms etc are equipped with Valoya’s.....

August 22-24, Boskoop

NL: Plantarium 2018 and GROEN-Direkt under the same roof

Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt join physically in 2018. Plantarium will take place in the hall adjacent to GROEN-Direkt's Autumn trade fair in August 2018. So there will be two trade fairs under the same roof. This will create the largest international garden plant event of the year with a complete package of.....

Delphinium season starts in New Zealand

NZ Flowers Week visited Jos at his property in Karaka only recently as his Delphinium season is just beginning. Delphiniums are very much a 'seasonal flower' in New Zealand, available through retailers from late Spring through to Late Summer.Oakmeadows produce Delphiniums as a 'secondary crop' as Gerberas.....

US: Smithers-Oasis matches donations to AFE Endowment

This year, Floralife, a division of Smithers-Oasis, is partnering with the American Floral Endowment to support AFE’s work.Smithers-Oasis Matching Gift AFE ChallengeNow through December 31, 2017, Smithers-Oasis will match your donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000. In other words, when you give your.....

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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.....

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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.....

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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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UK: Over 60 new varieties in T&M seed range for 2019

The New Product Development team at Thompson & Morgan has been busy. The first item on the newly-formed team’s agenda has been to put together T&M’s biggest ever introduction of new seed varieties. Over 60 varieties will be introduced in the company’s 2019 seed range; a significant number are from.....

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"Green is the new black"

Black Friday is now one of the biggest shopping events in the retail calendar with 2016 seeing 101.7 million people shopping on Black Friday, a notoriously stressful day, full of frenzied purchasing and overindulgence.From Tuesday 21 November, are introducing Green Friday – a message.....

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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.....

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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.....

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Is Flowerbook becoming the must-have tool for all floral professionals?

In October 2014 Flowerbook launched the world’s first app that offers an insight into the assortment of cut flowers that is available in the industry. In the almost 3 years since, the company has kept improving itself and established a solid and growing user base. However, as always in this industry, the.....

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Christmasworld brings fresh flowers and seasonal decorations together

The designers from Holland’s 2Dezign studio are renowned for presentations that impress, inspire and tempt customers. For the last eight years, Rudi Tuinman and Pascal Koeleman have been designing an imposing special show at Christmasworld. The aim is to encourage the trade to try something new – either in.....

Russian flower show grabs attention

On the 20th of October a flower show was held in Cheboksary, Chuvashia in collaboration with OZ export and its preferred suppliers, breeder Dekker Chrysanten and their client customer. The event was held to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the customer.This celebration was very special, because it was the.....

"Jungle Talks gain popularity"

This Thursday, Jungle Talks will organize a masterclass with Maaike Groot, manager Public Affairs and the daughter of founder Simon Groot from East-West Seed. A great way to finalize this year’s Jungle Talks – masterclass program. Join this masterclass on Thursday, the 23rd of November at 20:45 CET by.....

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Prins Group introduces new brand image

'Prins Group' has used for a long time 'The Total Growing Solution' as a slogan for the company. To make this slogan bigger and more recognizable, they have developed a brand image in collaboration with 'Panorama Studios'. Geert van Veen, Prins Group: ”This brand image shows what Prins Group stands for. We.....

Growers Supply announces largest sales of the year

With the holiday season in full swing, Growers Supply announces their largest savings of the year with the Black Friday Sale and the Cyber Monday Sale. The sales can be used on any of Growers Supply’s 30,000+ products.The Black Friday Sale will run from Wednesday, November 22nd through Friday, November 24th,.....

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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.....

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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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