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Friday, July 01, 2016


Larissa Ushriya, OFGA and Portland Flower Market:

US (OR): "Florists prefer locally grown flowers"

It is busy at the Portland Flower Market as 4th of July and the wedding season is around the corner. "The demand for flowers is high and especially for locally grown", says Larissa Ushriya, general manager of the Oregon Flower Growers Association (OFGA) and wholesale flower hub the Portland Flower.....

150 hectares demolished, total damage 70 million euros:

NL: Not enough construction crews available to repair damaged greenhouses

The horrific weather scenario that knocked down parts of the Dutch greenhouse industry in southern Holland last week, has resulted in a total damage of more than 70 million euros for greenhouse growers. Greenhouse repair crews are drowning in work and currently there are not enough workers available.....

Esmeralda Farms founder Peter Ullrich passed away

The founder of Esmeralda Farms, Peter Ullrich has passed away. "We are deeply saddened to inform you that our friend and industry icon Peter Ullrich passed away last night surrounded by loved ones after a difficult battle with illness. Mr. Ullrich was a pioneer in the flower business, touching thousands of.....

Dillewijn Zwapak completes integration of Basics & Trends

A year ago, the management of Van Dillewijn Group announced that the label Basics & Trends would be merged with its subsidiary Dillewijn Zwapak. From 1 July 2016, Basics & Trends will be fully integrated into the Dillewijn Zwapak organisation.The shop in Ede (Plantion) now has the Dillewijn Zwapak.....

US: J. Berry Nursery launches new hibiscus, crapemyrtle varieties

Hollywood Hibiscus plants and Lavender Lace Black Diamond Crapemyrtle will take center stage at the J. Berry Nursery 2016 Cultivate booth. These new varieties tick all of the boxes for the growing segment of garden center customers leaning toward garden decoration and outdoor living design as opposed to.....

Quality Buncher in action with peonies

VIDEO The Quality Buncher can be a solution for growers of summer flowers, such as peonies. The processing capacity is excellent, without having to rely on the skills of the bunchers. The Quality Buncher operates at high capacity. The flowers with a short stem are automatically extracted. The machine operates with.....

Happy Celebration

Jackpot introduces new pot cover at Cultivate'16

Jackpot will introduce a new pot cover for mini plants, called the Happy Celebration at the Cultivate'16. As it is in the name, these covers are specially designed for celebrations, like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Christmas. Jorn Hansen holding the Happy Celebration cover in a display box at the IPM.....

Brexit: Unsettling perspectives for floriculture businesses

In an ever increasingly competitive and global business environment, the news of the outcome of last week’s referendum on UK’s membership of the EU has hit particularly hard companies operating in the trade and distribution of cut flowers and plants on the European market. With a market share of around €1.....


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Dutch flower innovation receives prestigious American award

Netherlands based technology company Perfotec was awarded the innovation award for best new packing/processing equipment at this year’s United Fresh Convention held in Chicago.The technology promises to be a game changer in the floral industry, making it possible to store, sell and send fresh flowers without.....


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US (MI): Resources for greenhouse growers considering organic certification

In some markets that have more price plasticity, consumers are willing to pay a premium for organically-certified vegetables, fruits, herbs and plants. Therefore, some greenhouse growers that are supplying product to these markets are considering organic certification in order to meet the demand. Greenhouse.....


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Ben Hogewoning, My-Peony:

The French peony season in full swing

The peonies in France are ready to be harvested. "Last week, we received the first French peonies. Now, the numbers are increasing and only today, 100,000 peonies arrived at our processing station in the Netherlands," says Ben Hogewoning of My-Peony, a platform that distributes the peonies of a selection of.....


Noveltiesmore »


UK: Chic Collection petunia wins HTA award

Independent producer and supplier of young plants, Earley Ornamentals, has added a petunia to its Earley Ornamentals Petunia range. With a star-shaped pattern and striking colors, the Chic Collection petunia has just been announced as an award winner at the HTA National Plant Show.The Chic Collection, which.....


Marketingmore »


Gladiolus in the Flowers Agenda

The gladiolus is a flower that is becoming increasingly popular, and between 4 and 24 July 2016 (week 27 to 29) it is the highlight on the Flower Agenda.History and originThe gladiolus originated in the cooler regions of South Africa. In the 17th century, the gladiolus was brought to Europe by the Indiamen.....


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Quality Buncher in action with peonies

VIDEO The Quality Buncher can be a solution for growers of summer flowers, such as peonies. The processing capacity is excellent, without having to rely on the skills of the bunchers. The Quality Buncher operates at high capacity. The flowers with a short stem are automatically extracted. The machine operates with.....


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Kenya: Herdsmen don't want to make switch to floriculture

Today, the Lake Naivasha region is the country's biggest hub for floriculture, earning billions of Kenya shillings for farm owners, creating unprecedented job opportunities and drawing thousands of migrants from other parts of the country.According to the Kenyan Horticultural Crop Directorate (HCD), Kenyan.....


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UK: Garden centre Rosebourne to launch its new Fresh Approach

Shortly after the summer the British Rosebourne chain of garden centres will be opening its first newly built branch in Andover. Rosebourne wants to enhance the existing garden-centre branch with a new concept: its ‘Fresh Approach’: a shop focusing 50% on food and the other 50% on green products and.....


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"Consumer brand Damasque offers benefits for entire supply chain"

Damasque will be the first true consumer brand for cut flowers in the horticultural industry. Besides being the first in developing a consumer brand, Damasque is also different because of the direct contact Damasque has with its partnering florists. Although the logistical and financial settlements still.....


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Happy Celebration

Jackpot introduces new pot cover at Cultivate'16

Jackpot will introduce a new pot cover for mini plants, called the Happy Celebration at the Cultivate'16. As it is in the name, these covers are specially designed for celebrations, like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Christmas. Jorn Hansen holding the Happy Celebration cover in a display box at the IPM.....


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Get your free copy of our second Greenhouse Guide

You can now obtain a new copy of the second edition of the HortiDaily & FloralDaily greenhouse guide. This new buyer's guide is fully updated and expanded with even more contact details of greenhouse constructors, screen installers, energy experts, seed suppliers, breeders, consultants and all.....

Management changes at Cargolux

Dirk Reich, President and CEO, has decided to leave Cargolux for personal reasons and has asked the Board of Directors for the early termination of his contract.He will leave Cargolux at the end of July.Richard Forson, Executive Vice-President and CFO, has been nominated as the company’s new President and.....


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UK: A look at the New Conent Garden Market

VIDEO Take a look at London's wholesale flower market, where a large variety of flowers, foliage and plants from 30 wholesalers are being sold. Some of the UK's florists are sharing why they choose to buy at the New Covent Garden Market, hand-picking the flowers for their customers every day.For more.....


Post harvestmore »


Do eternal roses exist?

At Verdissimo, they have achieved maintaining and conserving roses in such a way that they don’t lose their elegance with the passage of time.What are preserved roses?Verdissimo’s exclusive preservation process is a 100% natural technique that maintains the original texture and appearance of flowers, making.....


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