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Thursday, February 23, 2017


HortiDaily & FloralDaily Greenhouse Guide available online

The second edition of the HortiDaily & FloralDaily Greenhouse Guide is now available online. The buyer's guide contains contact details of greenhouse constructors, screen installers, energy experts, seed suppliers, breeders, consultants and all other companies for your horticultural needs. Whatever you.....

Claudia Külling, Servaplant:

"Plant-aphid combination is the solution"

There are biological solutions for all kinds of diseases. That is the firm belief of Claudia Külling of Servaplant, a Dutch company dedicated to these solutions. She also sees that the Netherlands is certainly not a forerunner when it comes to organic and sustainable solutions. "Chemicals are still widely.....

Lane DeVries, Sun Valley:

US: "We shouldn't keep focusing only on two holidays"

Women's Day (March 8th) is dedicated to celebrating women and honoring their achievements by expressing our respect, appreciation, and love. Originally founded in New York City in 1909, Women's Day is celebrated around the world; in the U.S., the popularity of this holiday has been rising over the last three.....

Vifra introduces professional 'plug and play' humidity control solution

Dehumidification systems are gaining ground in the greenhouse industry. Vifra's answer to this trend is the new series of V-Dry dehumidification units. The small, lightweight units claim to be more flexible and adaptable to any kind of situation.For many years now, Italian engineering company Vifra is known.....

Export of 'useless' flowers halts in Gaza

The Gaza Strip once exported around 50 million flowers, but due to the area’s political situation, this figure has dropped to zero, according to Arab 24.Blockades and restrictions in the area have made it impossible to export flowers to Europe, which the Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip cites as the.....

EU confirms: no patents on conventional plant breeding

Plant breeders must have free access to biological material in order to be able to breed new crop species. Patent law thus does not apply to conventional plant breeding. This was unanimously confirmed by the European Member States at the Competitiveness Council in Brussels. The Member States.....

Felipe Gomez, Selecta One

Chrysanthemums in Malaysia and Vietnam

Selecta chrysanthemum program is reaching more and more markets. During October of last year, a team from the breeding company had the opportunity to visit Malaysia and Vietnam.At their first visited country, Malaysia, they arrived to Kuala Lumpur airport and drove one hour and a half through a landscape of.....

Configure application tips

We’re coming up on the season for Configure (BA, Fine Americas, Inc.) applications on the crops that need additional branching. So, it’s a good time to remind you of some key points in making those spray applications.by Joyce LatimerKey points for applying ConfigureMake sure that liners/plants are actively.....


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Packagingmore »


Thoruplund comes with flowers in a box

Gartneriet Thoruplund has come up with an innovative concept: flowers in a box.With the Flowers for you box (P.P.), the top section of which can easily be removed by the customer. The waterproof base can be used as a pot, which can be placed directly with the plant anywhere in the home.The box can be used in.....


Organicmore »


UK: Organic Blooms becomes certified organic

Organic Blooms has cause to celebrate on this cold February day because after a 2 year process their land has finally converted to Organic status, under the Soil Association."Many people ask why it is so important to us that our flowers are certified organic. From our perspective, it’s simple – we feel that.....


Open fieldmore »


"soil is removed easier from the plants"

NL: New digging machine for Rijnbeek & Son

A new and exclusive digging machine has been specially designed for Boskoop, The Netherlands based Rijnbeek & Son. Delivery was taken earlier this month for immediate work on bareroot lifting.Arno Rijnbeek takes up the story. “We have been talking to Van Gerven, the supplier of the machine, for the past.....


Noveltiesmore »


Mystique, a mysterious newcomer

A mysterious newcomer in the pot Anthurium assortment. This double-coloured pot Anthurium has an appropriate name. The variety has something mysterious about it, and this is mainly thanks to its flowers.If you observe the plant closely, you will notice that each flower has a different appearance. The colour.....

US: Van Belle expands hardy hydrangea offer

“This winter continues to be especially tough on landscaping for much of America,” says Kevin Cramer, Marketing Manager for Bloomin’ Easy, a line of plants aimed at busy homeowners. “Heavy snow, ice and large temperature swings can damage our plants to the point where replacement is the only option. The.....


Marketingmore »


"Professional product photos are increasingly important"

Up-to-date and professional product photos play an important part in helping to sell your products at the auction as they help promote sales of your products. In particular, thanks to the increasing use of digital sales channels, such as Clock pre sales, the best possible presentation of your products has.....

The psychology behind color selections

"Spring is just around the corner, and I can’t wait for bursts of color to start warming up the season," writes Amy Carter at GGS. "We recently talked about new and continuing trends for 2017. Color choices will continue to be a big factor in this. But what is the psychology behind color selections and how.....


Machinesmore »


Transplant shock can be minimized with better fit plant holes

Ellepot introduces a new driller machine to further enhance the use of the Ellepot system. The machine is designed to drill a perfect-fit transplanting hole in conventional pots, loose filled trays or other larger ellepots. By doing so, root damage is minimized and the plant experiences a reduced.....


Market informationmore »


German minister calls for ag investments in Africa

Germany's Development Minister Gerd Müller has called for more German investment in Africa and argued that the investments could help reduce poverty.One such project he used as an example was Kevian. The filling plants were supplied by a German company and financed by a loan from development agencies in.....

"'No deal' Brexit would mean £6bn in extra costs for UK exporters"

Crashing out of the European Union without a trade deal would saddle British exporters with more than £6bn a year of extra costs, according to analysis that reveals the limited options facing UK negotiators just weeks before Brexit talks start.Theresa May has insisted “no deal is better than a bad.....


Garden centermore »


UK: Study tour gains insight and inspiration from Holland

It was an action packed few days for garden centres and suppliers attending the HTA Garden Retail Study Tour in Holland last week.The tour began on Wednesday 8th February with a visit to the Elho factory where the group heard the latest trend information and ideas from this family company that was.....


Floristerymore »


Florists wanted for British Flowers Week photoshoot

New Covent Garden Market, the team behind British Flowers Week, are launching a competition to find five fantastic florists with front page grabbing designs to be the stars of this year’s British Flowers Week photoshoot.The five featured florists, to be chosen by an expert panel of judges, will each create.....


Eventsmore »


Presentations from FCO's Research Conference 2017

FCO organized its Research Conference on Feb 1st 2017. For those interested the presentation slides are available for download.1. Will Healy - shrink or loosing your shorts.pdf2. Chevonne Carlow - bmp - self assessment bmp guide.pdf3. Jeanine West - bmp's to address greenhouse generated waste water.pdf4. Ann.....


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Dutch retail chain Jumbo MPS certified

The flowers and plants of Dutch supermarket giant Jumbo have attained the MPS Florimarkt GTP certification mark. That means that they are grown with respect for people and nature and meet all requirements in terms of sustainability, fair trade, quality and that Jumbo will provide information about the origin.....

André Vreugdenhil

NL: Koppe appoints Commercial Manager

As of 3 April 2017, André Vreugdenhil will be joining the team at M. Koppe BV as Commercial Manager. He will be responsible for the production and sale of Begonia cuttings and, over time, will assume certain tasks currently handled by the general manager. With the appointment of André Vreugdenhil, Koppe has.....


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Automation tools to optimize cold-chain monitoring

Oceasoft, a provider of wireless connected solutions for monitoring and tracking critical physical parameters developed two innovative tools to streamline the high-volume management of its Bluetooth-enabled dataloggers products.The company’s new automation tools, a Loading Bench for fast datalogger.....


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