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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A visit to De Ruiter, Rosaprima and Flodecol:

Ecuador: Breeders and growers open their doors

It is flowers expo week in Quito, and many visitors take this opportunity to visit farms. FloralDaily didn't miss a beat either. Yesterday, a day before the flower shows Agriflor and Expo Flor Ecuador opened their doors, we visited the show and test greenhouse of Dutch breeder De Ruiter, the farm of rose…

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Green City Tour celebrates 100 years of horticulture research in Straelen

Sunday 16th September it was all about horticulture in Straelen. The Research Institute for Horticulture celebrates this year its 100th birthday. Founded as a school for vegetable growing, now the trial work is the main focus. An exhibition informs about the development in the past 100 years. To…

US (CA): SAF announces winners of Outstanding Varieties Competition

The SAF convention was held last week in Palm Springs CA. The winners of the Outstanding Varieties Competition have now been announced. Click here to see the full list. The judging took place on Wednesday - 9/12, and the winners were announced on Thursday, 9/13 at the convention’s Kick-Off Breakfast. Sun Valley won 12…

Cannova lauded in Europe

Cannova has made quite an impression in Europe over the past summer. The Austrian capital Vienna is again bursting with 80,000 colourful Cannas, and Cannova won the ‘Award of Garden Merit’ no fewer than four times in the UK. This is a prestigious award presented by the Royal Horticultural Society. The Cannas from plant breeder…

White hybrid tea rose named after Obama

Hybrid Tea Roses are one of the most popular rose types in the world. The typical shape of a Hybrid Tea Rose is a straight and upright long stem with a large flower. The bloom of a Hybrid Tea Rose can be as large as 8 - 12 centimeters in diameter. The rose plant itself can grow as high as 1.7 meters…

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Molybdenum and Magnesium deficiency in poinsettia

Molybdenum (Mo) deficient poinsettias exhibit halo-like marginal leaf chlorosis (yellowing) on recently matured leaves, leaf distortion or rolling and leaf edge burn. Poinsettias exhibiting interveinal chlorosis (yellowing) in older leaves, however, is an indicator of magnesium (Mg) deficiency.  These are the findings of…

New range of powerful medium speed V-Engines

Rolls-Royce has launched a V-line version of the new B33:45 liquid fuel and B36:45 gas engine series. This completes the new engine family, following the launch of the first variants three years ago. “This is an important milestone for us. The new V-Engine series is truly an outstanding product and we believe that the new platform…

Photo report FlowersExpo Moscow 2018

Here it is, the photo report of the FlowersExpo 2018. From September 11-13, growers, breeders and suppliers showcased their new and existing assortments at the Crocus Expo in Moscow, Russia. FloralDaily.com was present to make a full photo report of the show. Click here for the entire photo report This year, the three-day event gathered 420…

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Waterless Internet Flower Packaging wins packaging award

Waterless Internet Flower Packaging, a breakthrough in packaging of Flowers by Uflex, has been announced as Diamond Finalist Winner at the 2018 30th Awards for Packaging Innovation by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow). This award recognizes the packaging industry’s top achievement in innovative packaging…

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UK: Organic grower on an environmental mission

Rosebie, founder and flower farmer at the Real Flower Company, has always had a mission to grow flowers as nature intended. She planted her first rose bushes for cutting in 1992 and is adamant that it is our duty to leave the land we farm and the world around us in a better condition than we found it.…

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Growing peonies in the French sun

At Valentinfleurs the three Valentin brothers grow peonies. My Peony went there to check it out which resulted in some great insight into this originally Dutch horticultural company now turned fully French. Since 2006 they have been growing peonies in as many all natural ways as possible. In the open…

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UK: Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’ wins new product award at Glee

Staff at Wyevale Nurseries are celebrating after their new plant Agapanthus ‘Fireworks’ won a New Product award at Glee. Wyevale Nurseries entered the plant in to the Plant, Seed & Bulb category at the trade show at the NEC in Birmingham and were delighted it was named as the winner. Colin Stanley,…

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Dutch top rose favourite for Italian weddings

Getting married in Sicily almost always involves Avalanche+ roses. Insiders explain why this Dutch top rose is so in demand in this part of the country. Avalanche+ is a favourite for Italian weddings in general and in Sicily it is so sought-after it's downright remarkable. "The rose is the most important flower for…

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Custom-made water carts for quick cut flower transport

Cut flower companies with multiple production locations often choose to have the sorting and processing take place at one central location. To ensure that logistics flows between locations run as quickly and efficiently as possible, Codema has developed special water carts. These carts can be completely…

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State receives $22.6 million in federal grant funds

US: California agriculture leads nation in funding for specialty crops

California has received $22.6 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), most in the country. More than $72 million was…

China: Flower markets that can lift the spirit

The International Floricultural Times Plaza in Shanghai was transformed from the original Hongqiao Antique Center, a shikumen-style compound of around 100,000 square meters. Selling antiques alone brought few customers. The addition of flower stores increased the plaza's popularity. “When I was a kid, a tour to…

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These are the best garden centres in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Garden Centre Association members in Scotland and Northern Ireland are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening on Wednesday, August 29 at Simpsons Garden Centre. In Scotland The Mains of Drum Garden Centre was awarded Garden Centre of the Year in the Garden Centre (GC) category…

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Meet the artist turning flowers into hyped sneakers

Mr. Flower Fantastic caught the Internet’s eye when he turned Serena Williams’ Air Max 97 designed by Virgil Abloh into floral masterpiece during the U.S. Open. The artwork is on display this weekend in New York City at Champs Sports in Times Square, where fans can view the Nike Air Max 97/Plus flower…

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November 7 & 8, Boxborough

US (MA): Pesticide recertification credits available at Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo

Keeping up to date with pesticide recertification is a fact of life for greenhouse growers. A total of 12 hours of presentations (credits will vary by state) will be offered…

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New range of powerful medium speed V-Engines

Rolls-Royce has launched a V-line version of the new B33:45 liquid fuel and B36:45 gas engine series. This completes the new engine family, following the launch of the first variants three years ago. “This is an important milestone for us. The new V-Engine series is truly an outstanding product and we believe that the new platform…

US: Pleasant View Gardens adds Kevin McDonald as Territory Sales Manager

Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) announces the addition of Kevin McDonald to its growing sales team. With more than two decades of sales and management experience, McDonald brings with him a vast understanding of how to make customers more successful. And he’ll be able to apply that insight as PVG’s Northeast…

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Unlocking the cold chain potential

Cold chain is an integrated system of storage, transportation and distribution of perishable and temperature-sensitive commodities. Pakistan produces seven types of agricultural products within its agricultural economy and which account for almost 60 to 65% of our agricultural output. They include dairy,…


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