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Friday, July 21, 2017

Next newsletter on Monday August 7:

The FloralDaily team goes on vacation!

After a busy year in which we visited a lot of great exhibitions and met a lot of amazing people, it's time for the FloralDaily team to take a small break. In the coming two weeks, we won't publish any newsletters. On Monday the 7th of August we will be back with a new dose of energy to report to you the latest news and newest innovations and techniques in floriculture.

There's a lot on the program: The Flowers Expo in Moscow, Russia in September, the Proflora in Bogota, Colombia in October and the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) in Vijhuizen, to name a few. As usual we will make a nice Photo Report and share with you all the ins and outs from the exhibitions.

For now, we wish you a very nice vacation / fijne vakantie / felices fiestas / bonnes vacances / schöne Ferien / 美妙的假期 / etc.

In the meantime, feel free to send us your press releases, company info and other suggestions for articles!

Koen Bouten of Nursery Bouten about Cool Wave pansies

"A future-proof product"

'A future-proof product.' This is how Dutch grower Koen Bouten of Nursery Bouten describes the Cool Wave pansy of PanAmerican Seed. In 2015, he started growing the varieties in this series and even though it is still quite a new product, the demand and prices are increasing year after year. "We want to keep.....

Frank de Greef, Fleurizon:

'Aloe vera farms keep increasing production'

Aloe vera is a plant which has been widely spread all over the world, in cultivation and now also in nature. The plant is known for its qualities for treating sunburn and also at the moment Aloe vera is used in drinks. Fleurizon is selling cuttings all over the world for many years now and owner Frank de.....

A peek in Danziger's production site in Kenya

VIDEO Take a look at the Kenyan production site Danziger "Dan" Flower Farm. This farm, called Beauty Line ltd, was founded in 2001 and employs ca. 600 employees, producing cut flowers in open areas mainly for the European market, and propagation material for bedding plants and summer flower cuttings in modern.....

Greenhouse manufacturers can't keep up with demand:

Photo Report Cultivate '17

It wasn't easy, but hey, we made it! What? Well, our recap of a bigger than ever Cultivate '17 in Columbus, Ohio! The 30% increase of the trade show area made us run like crazy to get every exhibitor and supplier in the picture, resulting in one of our largest photo reports ever.The North American.....

Heleen Bastiaanssen, Breeding Manager Anthura:

"Breeding is in our genes"

Heleen Bastiaanssen (51 years old) has been working as Breeding Manager at Anthura since 2015. Together with her colleagues she challenges herself over and over again to develop new varieties, new colours and new shapes. Breeding and research unitedAs Breeding Manager, Heleen Bastiaanssen looks beyond the.....

Kenya: Naivasha Horticultural Fair in less than two months

In less than two months, the fifteenth edition of the Naivasha Horticultural Fair will take place. Companies from all over the world are exhibiting at the fair and the organization aims to attract many small scale growers, which is a big market in Kenya. The fair will be held outdoors from September 15-16,.....

Unique chance to start your African adventure

For Sale: 20 ha rose farm near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A 20 ha rose farm with 9ha under greenhouse is being offered for sale. It is in close proximity to Addis Ababa and has 20 ha extra land available of which the compensation is already paid. The farm, located on an altitude of approximately 2,100 meters, is in production and has established export markets in.....

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Cultivate '17, Columbus, Ohio

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IFTEX 2017, Nairobi, Kenya

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California Spring Trials 2017

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Packagingmore »

Flora MGB introduces 'Chimpy'

Clever label solution remains visible on plant

A label that is attached to the plant without a rubber band, stick or clip and that remains clearly visible through all weather conditions. These were some of the main requirements of Dutch packaging manufacturer Flora MGB when designing a new plant label. After some months of research they created a label.....

Organicmore »

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.....

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 »

Bloomin’ Easy unveils new varieties for 2018

Bloomin’ Easy announces the release of two new varieties for their exclusive collection, available for shipping spring 2018. Added to their Date Night Series of Weigelas are Electric Love and Stunner, each with improved characteristics over older varieties.“Electric Love offers deep red flowers that cover.....

Marketingmore »

Selling love and happiness

Silke Tijkotte is the founder of Let it Grow, the Royal FloraHolland programme that helps start-ups to get going and that aims to enthuse a new group of consumers about flowers and plants.The conscious consumerSilke states that Let it Grow appeals to city dwellers of all ages. In the future, more and more.....

German customers crazy about cacti

They are suitable outdoors as well as indoors, creating a modern, pared-down ambience in glass containers, or an exotically Mexican holiday mood in colourful planters. They look fantastic on the balcony, the terrace or the window sill. And they are completely on-trend as an alternative to traditional floral.....

"Being mad about plants will keep you sane"

Plants can be an amazing seller. They are so easy for customers to ‘pick-up-and-go’, and provide a substantial option for those customers whose pockets are not all that deep.They are a really good way of filling your display areas; you can be really creative with hanging containers or filling rustic wooden.....

Machinesmore »

Mini Sprayer updated for smaller sized greenhouses

IDM Agrometal has updated its offerings of spraying equipment with a new mini sprayer. The sprayer is very suitable for smaller farms or greenhouse operations with narrow plant rows.The sprayer comes available in the 200 version with a width of 55 cm and a 300 version in a width of 65 cm.The Mini Sprayer.....

Market informationmore »

NL: "Bulb growers are increasingly exporting themselves"

"Within our company we are currently very busy with the future. My sons might be interested in joining the company. And of course, we look at the developments around us. Scaling-up is a main topic. We would like to do this as well. In addition, I think that more and more bulb growers themselves are going to.....

"A cooperative is a tool and not a goal in itself"

Eviek is an independent thinker and not afraid to speak her mind. She used to be the horticulture advisor to the Rabobank Westland and knows the horticulture sector inside out. She was there to witness the downfall of The Greenery, the auction for fruit and vegetables.What does she think of the Royal.....

Survey SDF

Survey: Growers happy with Floriday, buyers more negative

By means of a survey, SDF has examined the opinion of growers and traders about the participation of Royal Flora Holland in FloraXchange. The results show that growers are mostly satisfied with the participation in FloraXchange. For buyers, this is exactly the opposite with a majority having a negative.....

ABN AMRO sector report

NL: "Deal proactively with possible consequences of Brexit"

There are approximately 1,500 companies active in the UK that have a Dutch owner.Together, they generate a turnover of about GBP 40 million annually. A multitude of this number of companies has an intensive trade relationship with the UK and is thus exposed to the whims of the foreign exchange markets......

NL: Drop in turnover due to low price for cut flowers

In the period from June 19 through July 15, the turnover was down 4% compared with last year. The biggest cause was a lower price for cut flowers.The average price for cut flowers of 21 cents is still above the long-term average. The price last year lay around 24 cents. This year the average price is at a.....

Garden centermore »

Italian grower retrofits structure with tailor-made solution

While still challenged by the aftermath of the financial crisis, some entrepreneurs in the Southern European horticulture industry again see their business flourish after quite a few challenging years. For Italian garden center Irisgard reason to retrofit their operations with a new state of the art sales.....

Floristerymore »

Chrysanthemum companies visit Polish market

At the start of July, Dekker Chrysanten, Van Helvoort Chrysanten and Mans Flowers visited markets in three cities in Poland together. Dekker brought the new variety Kennedy, VHC a large package of Santini varieties and Mans Flowers brought their Germini assortment. The growers aim for a close collaboration.....

Eventsmore »

August 23-25, Portland

US (OR): Farwest seminar speakers focus on garden retail

At Farwest 2017, August 23-25 in Portland, OR, retail leaders, Leslie Halleck and Gary Lewis, will deliver four seminars on various subjects with relevance for independent garden center owners and employees. Talks will cover topics of customer demography, digital marketing, marketing strategy, and new.....

Company newsmore »

Flowers strenghten ties between Netherlands and Rome

Have you heard of the Barcaccia fountain in Rome? Then you probably know that two years ago this fountain was damaged by Dutch hooligans. Although OZ Export has nothing to do with this havoc, we wanted to help with the restoration of the fountain.Fountain fundraiserThere was a fundraiser to sponsor the.....

GWA Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement for Star Roses and Plants

Star Roses and Plants received the 2017 Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement from GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators for its October 2016 e-magazine, Plant A Star.This national award recognizes individuals and companies who achieve the highest levels of talent and professionalism in garden.....

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poinsettias all potted & watered in. Christmas preparations @RHSWisley all wrapped up for now at least. #propwisley

Post harvestmore »

US: Off-shore grown cutting certification pilot launches in October

AmericanHort and the Society of American Florists are collaborating with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to initiate an offshore certification program for unrooted plant cuttings. A six-month pilot program is expected to be launched on October 1, and will.....

Logisticsmore »

KLM intern knows how

Flowers from Kenya to NL: how do they do it?

KLM flies a lot of flowers from Kenya to Amsterdam, and in order to show that (and other aspects of the company), the airline has put a marketing trainee to work. She will get a look behind the scenes, in the airbus and afterwards at the auction as well.