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Friday, July 22, 2016

Next newsletter on Monday 8h of August

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 10th of August we will be back with a new dose of energy to.....

Doug Cole and Drew Gruenburg, SAF:

US growers worried about scarce labor, rising wages

The shrinking employment pool and the upward wage pressure. These are some important developments US growers, and the Californian growers in particular, are currently dealing with. Increasingly more often, this subject is being raised during the meetings of the Society of American Florists (SAF). State's own.....

Lavandula allardi 'Meerlo' PBR:

Hishtil's new lavender distinguishes itself by beauty of its foliage

Usually, the beauty of the lavender is examined by the flower, but the new variety of Hishtil is chosen by the beauty of its foliage; the Lavandula allardii 'Meerlo' PBR . "It is a unique Lavender which its beauty hides in its special foliage. It has creamy yellow foliage margins and rounded shape growth.....

Steve Beall, Landmark Plastic:

Clever collapsible tray saves labor

Together with Timbuk Farms, Landmark Plastic designed a new tray. According to Timbuk Farms' co-owner Jim Gibson, this new tray is a big labor saver. Currently, they are using the so-called Accordion tray for the young plant production of several crops. Steve Beall holding the Accordion Horticultural Tray.....

Frank de Greef, Fleurizon International:

Albuca Spiralis: A good addition to succulent range

Fleurizon International introduced the Albuca Spiralis to the US market just over a year ago, and it seems to have been a good move. "At the Cultivate, it was a real show stopper and many of our clients say they are going to triple the volume of their orders next year", says Fleurizon's Frank de Greef. Frank.....

Jaswinder Kaur, farmNXT:

More growers to use management software

Getting more yield out of your existing land or greenhouse. That is the aim of many growers all over the world at the moment. "So, instead of investing in new land, more and more growers are looking for other solutions that offer complete visibility of their farming operations. And this offers.....

Kenya: Just two months till Naivasha Horticultural Fair

In just two months, the Naivasha Horticultural Fair will be held at the Naivasha Sports Club on the 23rd and 24th September. N H Fair continues to be an important part of the Horticultural year and they are slowly moving/developing towards the agricultural sector, to try and enhance the small and.....

It's summer, let's cool down!

It's time for our annual summer break, and, at least at the time of writing, the weather is lovely and sunny. A good moment to stop and think about ways to cool down… in the greenhouse, that is. In recent years, the greenhouse acreage with fogging systems has risen rapidly. That's not strange,.....


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First contract for European ‘Malus Royal Raindrops’ signed

The American breeder of the new ‘Malus Royal Raindrops’ (‘JFSKW5’), J.F. Schmidt, recently signed the first European contract with Plantipp B.V. and Baumschule Ley in Germany.Art Anderson of J.F. Schmidt and Christoph Dirksen of Baumschule Ley signed the contract (photo: Peter van Rijssen).The ‘Malus Royal.....


Packagingmore »


No more frustration, this company knows how to handle handles

"There is nothing more annoying than walking in a garden center with your pack of plant and the handle breaks down on your way to the cashier or at home. For this reason we have put extra emphasis on designing a stronger handle", says Mike Howden of Macore. During the Cultivate '16, Howden was.....


Organicmore »


Fluwel research

What is the environmental impact of the Dutch flowerbulb sector?

For the past few years, customers have been asking a question that is not only important to them, but also to exporters and producers, and that is: what is the environmental impact of the flowerbulb sector? Are the flowerbulbs I am buying in a web shop ‘organic’? Are flowerbulb companies damaging our.....


Open fieldmore »


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 »


Lavandula allardi 'Meerlo' PBR:

Hishtil's new lavender distinguishes itself by beauty of its foliage

Usually, the beauty of the lavender is examined by the flower, but the new variety of Hishtil is chosen by the beauty of its foliage; the Lavandula allardii 'Meerlo' PBR . "It is a unique Lavender which its beauty hides in its special foliage. It has creamy yellow foliage margins and rounded shape growth.....


Marketingmore »


National Plants at Work Week

London cab driver gets green office

Last week, the National Plants at Work Week (NPWW) was celebrated in the UK, highlighting the benefits of plants in the working environment. To emphasise this, a black cab was decorated into a green, mobile office.With advances in technology, business isn't restricted to the office. With home-working and.....


Machinesmore »


NL: Logiqs realizes automated orchid greenhouse

When Gerrit, Kees en Gerard van Wijk from Nieuwaal came to Logiqs a year ago with the challenge of fully automating their new 35,000 m2 greenhouse, the latter company was happy to take on the challenge and committed to delivering the most flexible and cost effective internal transport logistics systems in.....


Market informationmore »


Polish market for flowers and plants offers opportunities

While looking at the flower industry worldwide, there appears to be a strong demand for flowers and ornamental plants from major industrialized countries within Europe, Asia, and the United States. According to EUROSTAT, in recent years, strong imports of cut flowers to the EU have been driving growth in the.....

Royal FloraHolland

High prices for cut flowers in the first half of July

In the first two weeks of July 2016, the prices of cut flowers were extremely high at Royal FloraHolland. The average price for the flowers lay at least 28% above the level of last year.In the first half of July 2015, there was lovely summer weather, which drove the prices rather low. This year, in contrast,.....


Garden centermore »


UK: SunPatiens named Wyevale's plant of the month

Announced as one of July’s Plants-of-the-Month at Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) is Earley Ornamentals’ three-season, award-winning SunPatiens Compact Electric Orange.Having been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM), SunPatiens were also voted as a favourite in the RHS People’s Choice Award by visitors.....


Floristerymore »


Iran refuses Dutch lilies

Branch organization Anthos has communicated to its affiliated bulb exporters that Iran has been refusing import licenses with respect to Dutch lily bulbs for a couple of weeks.The Iranian authorities made this decision because they found the nematode Pratylenchus penetrans in two shipments. Based on these.....


Eventsmore »


Photo Report Cultivate '16

PHOTO REPORT Here is the photo report that we made during Cultivate’16, the largest all-industry horticulture exposition and convention in North America. This three-day event concluded last Tuesday and brought together a nicely balanced mix of greenhouse technology, supplies, starting material and finished.....

October 26-27, Stratford Upon Avon

UK: GrowQuip brings together top of horticulture industry

The Commercial Horticulture Association will be bringing together the best brains in horticulture, many of whom have their own strategic success stories, to provide all growers with help in overcoming at least some of the problems they face in the day to day running of their businesses. Conference attendees.....
August 3, Comstock Park

US (MI): Great Lakes Label hosts Labeling Innovation Summit

Great Lakes Label, a leader in label production and application, is hosting a one of a kind event. At their facility in Comstock Park, MI, on August 3rd from 12-4pm, they are holding the second annual Labeling Innovation Summit for all markets to gain valuable insight on the newest trends and printing.....


Company newsmore »


Mark Fikkers on Bindelastiek;

New bind elastic supplier off to a flying start

"It really didn't start all that serious. Besides our sorting machines for cut flowers, customers were wondering whether we could supply them with bind elastic as well. Why not, we thought, and now we’re sending out more boxes each week. Over the last two years, hundreds of millions of tulips, gerberas and.....

René Schilder, 2FX Treasury, about Brexit

"Entrepreneur doesn’t have to wait passively"

Brexit. On Monday, July 11th FloraHolland did not have any particulars to report. "Business as usual," said Lucas Fox (CEO Royal FloraHolland). At the same time there is a lot of uncertainty. Companies are asking: What does Brexit mean for our exports in the longer term? How are currency rates developing?.....

Luke Broersen, Roselily;

Pollen-free Roselily making headway

There is a lot being said about chain-wide collaboration, connecting the links, from seed to consumer, etc. but often this doesn’t progress past brainstorming. A good example of a case where this is succeeding is Roselily, a lily collective in which a distinctive product derived and developed by a breeder.....

Nursery Sjaak van Schie

Video: from grapes in hotbeds to carnations in Portugal

In the project 'Geworteld in Westland’ (Rooted in Westland) Westland family businesses are put in the spotlight that have been active in the region for at least 50 years, so have been in business for generations. One of them is hydrangea nursery Sjaak van Schie.At the beginning of the previous century Koos.....

Kenya: Warthog kills flower farm worker in Naivasha

A flower farm worker was gored to death by a warthog in a bizarre incident in Naivasha after both fell in a pit latrine.The worker in his late 40s and from Beutyline farm was chasing the wild animal from the farm when they both accidentally fell in the abandoned pit latrine. The cornered animal turned.....

Kenya: Liquidation of Karuturi Flower Farm to continue

The liquidation of Naivasha based Karuturi Flower farm will continue as planned after the case challenging the appointment of the joint liquidators Thoithi Muniu and Kuria Muchiru, was dismissed by the High Court.“Despite the repeal of the Companies Act or Part VI of IX of the Act, those Parts and any other.....

NL: Baas Plantenservice ordered to pay 2.5 million euros

The court in The Hague in the Netherlands has ordered former directors of Baas Plantenservice to pay 2.5 million euros to the official receiver.Baas Plantenservice was declared bankrupt in early 2014. The company was active in the trade of flower bulbs, garden plants, bedding plants, house plants and.....

Fleurop beats Topbloemen in Adwords lawsuit

You look for floral company Fleurop on Google and out comes rival Topbloemen. For many years this was perfectly possible: Topbloemen set up their Google ads in such a way that they would come out on top of the search results in Google.Now the court in The Hague has decided that it is not permissible to use.....


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Kenya: Panalpina Airflo accelerates perishables

In an air freight industry characterized by overcapacity and struggles to cope with macro headwinds and technological trends such as miniaturization, 3D printing, and the commoditization of technologies, which has reduced surges in demand for ‘must-have’ products, finding verticals that offer stable and.....


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