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Friday, September 22, 2017

Anthurium Million Flowers Red caught the eye at FlowersExpo Moscow

Russia: "Many is the new big"

Russians are known for their love of large-headed flowers. However, when looking at the products that received a lot of attention at the FlowersExpo Moscow, 'big' was not always the word that would cross your mind first. 'Many' would be a better suited word. An example is the new pot anthurium Million.....

Meet & Greet at PortalFlora / Hoven en de Mooij

Ethiopian rose grower Agri Lake meets Dutch buyers

Agri Lake is an Ethiopian rose grower, which has experienced a turbulent growth in recent years. From 5 hectares in 2015 to 16 hectares now. On one nursery, located at 1700 meters altitude, 9 new varieties have recently been put in production, bringing the number of varieties to 14. At a second production.....

“Aruna Holland HPS lamps tested with roses: Better quality and long lifetime”

It is not the first time that a new brand enters the market of High Pressure Sodium lamps. “Obviously, with all the prior experience we have, we were quite critical when we started, however, we become more and more enthusiastic”, says rose grower Frans van Os, owner of BN Roses from De Lier. His company is.....

UK: Flamingo Horticulture acquires Butters

The Flamingo Horticulture Group have finalised the acquisition of Butters Group Ltd with effect from 18th September 2017. The Flamingo Horticulture Group has businesses in the UK, continental Europe and Africa whilst in parallel working with a number of supply partners across the globe. Flamingo is a major.....

Royal FloraHolland boosts German market through collaboration with BGI

Royal FloraHolland will become a Fördermitglied - literally a supporting member - at the Verband des Deutschen Blumen Gross- und Importhandels (BGI). This membership will enable Royal FloraHolland and its partners to work towards developing and stimulating the German market. Royal FloraHolland announced.....

NL: Certhon builds own Innovation Centre

Next to their office in Poeldijk (the Netherlands), Certhon is building its own research facility: the Certhon Innovation Centre. Certhon is conducting pioneering research on optimizing the technology of growing without daylight for the last two years. The facility will accommodate eight growth cells where.....

‘Colour Your Story’ Spring/Summer 2018

Desch Plantpak inspires with a pre-taste of summer 2018

‘Colour Your Story’, the Spring/Summer edition 2018, has just arrived; the colourful booklet chock-full of trends, ideas and information that Desch Plantpak uses to inspire growers, breeders and retailers in their quest to market their products ever more successfully. ‘Colour Your Story’ is free upon.....

UK : Garden centres see seed and bulb sales soar in Augusts

Garden centres saw seed and bulb sales soar by 23.44% in August compared to the same month last year according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report.Houseplant sales were also up at 15.03% and clothing was up 14.74%.It’s great to see that customers have been out in force at.....

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Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2017

Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2017

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Riga Flower Market, Moscow, Russia

Riga Flower Market, Moscow, Russia

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FlowersExpo Moscow 2017

FlowersExpo Moscow 2017

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Flower Expo Poland 2017

Flower Expo Poland 2017

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Cultivate '17, Columbus, Ohio

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Harmen Spek, Plastic Soup Foundation:

"Single-use plant tray is huge environmental problem"

"The consumer ultimately pays more for single use trays than for multiple use and more durable plant trays. Royal FloraHolland (RFH), however, delays the transition to the multi-purpose tray. One reason is the open calculation model of the Normpack trays that this Dutch auction is using. Research shows that.....

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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.....

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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.....

Noveltiesmore »

US: ‘Mesa de Maya’ Best in Show at Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase

An expert panel of judges selected Mesa de Maya Southwest Oak (Quercus x undulate ‘Mesa de Maya’) as the Best in Show winner at the 2017 Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase. The New Varieties Showcase is one of the premier forecasts for new plant material that will impact the horticulture industry in coming.....

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Pure Green: October houseplants of the month

Pure Green is about plants with air-purifying qualities which greatly improve their surroundings. Research by NASA has proven that some plants absorb harmful substances and carry them away with their roots. They also release oxygen and help maintain the humidity level in the home. The Houseplants of the.....

Machinesmore »

Kenya: New spray tunnel extends vase life

This week Vaselife International is launching its new Vaselife Defend Spray Tunnel, which has been specifically designed to spray their Vaselife Defend product. The design and building of the Spray Tunnel has been a collaboration between Vaselife International and greenhouse manufacturer Bosman Van.....

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India: Flower trade blooms ahead of festival season

With the Bathukamma festive season kicking off on Wednesday and Navaratri beginning on Thursday, flower vendors in the city are jubilant. Thanks to the rising demand for flowers and fruits, markets are teeming with customers, especially women, who are eager to purchase flowers for preparing the Bathukamma......

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UK: Colemans Garden Centre invests £5 million in new facilities

Templepatrick based garden centre Colemans, has unveiled plans for a £5million investment to renovate and extend its facilities over the coming months, with an official opening of the new site expected this Autumn.Phase one renovations of the garden centre, which was established in 1965 and is currently.....

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Summer flower grower meeting in the theme of digitising

This year's annual meeting of Dutch summer flower growers National Summer Flower Show (NZBT) took place from September 7-10 in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands. On the busy evening of September 7, awards were handed out to those growers who presented the best flowers according to the judges, and attendees were.....

Eventsmore »

Grand Jardin in the city

Because the French population is increasingly urban, the 6th edition of the“Grand Jardin”, a demonstration space that brings together the best Clause varieties intended for home gardeners, took up residence in the heart of Paris on July 5-7 and 10-12, 2017.Premium varieties for balconies, patios, vegetable.....

Moscow, Russia

Photo Report FlowersExpo 2017

PHOTO REPORT The FlowersExpo 2017 is over and again this year the positive vibe at the show was filled with hope and trust. From 12 till 14 September, growers, breeders and suppliers showcased their new and existing assortments at the Crocus Expo in Moscow, Russia. was present to make a full photo.....

Company newsmore »

Upgrades for El Oasis:

Despite political tension, Mexico continues to grow

Mexican young plant nursery El Oasis has invested in new technology to upscale and maximize its efficiency.Located in Tunas Blacas near the greenhouse horticulture hub of Queretaro, El Oasis is one of the more advanced nurseries in the Mexican greenhouse industry. The company is specialized in vegetable.....

Svensson welcomes new Climate Consultant in Latin America

Ludvig Svensson announces the new addition of Alejandro Medina to their Americas team.Alejandro Medina recently joined Svensson's Latin American team on September 4th, 2017 as a Greenhouse Climate Consultant in Mexico.With a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology Engineering, Alejandro's education and.....

Karuturi demands compensation from Ethiopia for failed land deal

Karuturi Global Ltd., an Indian flower grower, demanded compensation from the Ethiopian government for a series of failed land deals as it prepares to exit the Horn of Africa nation.The company wrote a letter to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn accusing the state of nationalizing its farming investments.....

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India: Renovation of cold storage for flowers a boon

The initiative of the state government to renovate the only dedicated cold storage for flowers in South Bengal has immensely benefitted flower traders of the region. Flower growers mainly from three districts — Howrah, East and West Midnapore — store their yields in the cold storage at Panskura. The cold.....

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New Zealand: Flower industry grows anxious over fuel crisis

The airline fuel crisis couldn't have come at a more nail-biting time for North Canterbury peony flower grower Andrew Gallagher.He was about to begin harvest for his first overseas shipment via Auckland next week - NZ Refining said it expects to repair the damaged fuel pipeline by next Tuesday.If so, it will.....