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Monday, March 27, 2017

Photo Report: Flower Expo Ukraine

PHOTO REPORT Here it is, the Photo Report of the Flower Expo Ukraine. Last week, from 21-23 March, over 90 exhibitors showcased their products and services at the International Exhibition Center in Kiev, Ukraine. This 11th edition of the show attracted around 7,000, which is an 8 percent increase compared to last year......

Kébol acquires Darwin Plants

Kébol announces the purchase of the assets and activities of Witteman & Co., a 150-year-old Dutch company specialized in sourcing and distributing bare root perennial products and conducting business as Darwin Plants, which is currently owned by Ball Horticultural Company.The acquired assets include the.....

Israel: Year-round availability for edible flowers

The market for edible flowers is growing. A few years ago, edible flowers were mostly interesting to gastronomy, but by now, they can even be found in supermarkets. Consumers are buying them to decorate their dishes they make at home or for cocktails. “We supply our edible flowers to supermarkets in.....

Tuesday 23 May 2017:

LED industry gathers in Eindhoven for Horticultural Lighting Conference

Thanks to the unique properties of LED lighting and major advances in our understanding of plants, we now have exciting possibilities to tune the light to boost yield, customise the plant characteristics and maintain plant health.With LED lighting, we can now manipulate the wavelength, pulse duration and.....

June 13-16, Westland, Aalsmeer & Rheinland Westfalen

59 breeders ready for FlowerTrials 2017

From 13 to 16 June, no less than 59 breeding companies in the Westland (NL), Aalsmeer (NL) and Rheinland Westfalen (DE) area will open their doors to show their latest assortment in pot and bedding plants to growers, exporters and buyers from across the world.Meeting the person behind the plantsPromotion for.....

CAN (BC): Marijuana grow operation shut down at former nursery

Police were at a Rosedale farm property Tuesday afternoon dismantling a marijuana grow operation and seizing more than 3,200 plants and 32 kilograms of bud.Six people were arrested and released at the scene as part of the search warrant executed at the Gillanders Road property.The five-acre property in.....

LumiGrow introduces grow light sensor

Let the sun manage your lights

LumiGrow have begun a pilot program for the industry’s first dynamic horticultural grow light sensor. The grow light sensor works in tandem with LumiGrow LEDs to target the precise amount of light that a plant receives. By specifying precise light levels, greenhouse crops can experience perfect lighting.....

June 6-9

Lily cultivation continues rising trend with 7th Dutch Lily Days

The collective presentation of Dutch lily cultivation has secured a fixed position on the international calendar. Six years ago, prominent players in the lily market linked their annual open days under this label. For the 7th edition on Tuesday to Friday, June 6 - 9, an international group of visitors is.....

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Flower Expo Ukraine 2017

Flower Expo Ukraine 2017

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Floradecora 2017, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Floradecora 2017, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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IPM Essen 2017

IPM Essen 2017

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AIPH Awards 2017

AIPH Awards 2017

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IFTF 2016, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands

IFTF 2016, Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands

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New: environmentally friendly herb concept

Storytelling, being environmentally friendly and growing your own product. These are all hot topics and German plant wholesaler Gebrüder Cox highlights them in a single concept called "Schnauze voll!". This plastic-free herb concept was introduced at the Hortivation in June 2016 and won several innovation.....

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UK: Organic flowers blossom into spring

The polytunnels and cutting gardens at Organic Blooms are increasingly verdant daily – and this week’s sunshine has brought enough warmth to the tunnels for workers to shed their coats and fleeces.This early springing into life can be deceptive though – the young tunnel-raised plants are still tender.Last.....

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13-15 November, Spain

European conference on Xylella fastidiosa

A major scientific conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa is to be held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, from 13-15 November 2017. The conference is being organised jointly by EFSA, the University of the Balearic Islands, the Euphresco network for phytosanitary research coordination and funding,.....

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Singapore names orchid after UAE’s Mother of the Nation

Singapore has named a rare kind of orchid after the UAE’s Mother of the Nation, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.The gesture was intended as appreciation for the humanitarian contributions of Sheikha Fatima, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and.....

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Dümmen Orange takes part in campaign ‘Summertime, Gerberatime’

Coloured by Gerbera started the campaign ‘Summertime, Gerberatime’ and Dümmen Orange joins in. The colourful flower turns its radiating ‘face’ always towards the sun, so it can catch all the rays, and reflect them back to everyone that sees it. No wonder that the Gerbera conquered the hearts of many and.....

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Chinese TV visits Dutch flower industry

Chinese TV station CCTV made a series of three episodes about the flower industry in the Netherlands, together with Frank Timmerman of Tulipspecialist, showing the flower industry in the Netherlands.The Chinese TV station CCTV practically filmed the whole flower chain: auction, flower export, nursery and.....

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"If flowers are taxed at a higher rate, consumers will shift to other products"

When an influential House committee convened today to discuss small business issues, a longtime floral industry member was present to share his story — and make the case for the industry at large.Skip Paal, AAF, of Rutland Beard Floral Group, headquartered in Cantonsville, Maryland, was one of four.....

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UK: Dobbies appoints Nicholas Marshall as CEO

Dobbies Garden Centres has announced that Nicholas Marshall is joining as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.Nicholas has over 30 years' experience in the Garden Centre sector. He founded and built two garden centre chains, Country Gardens PLC, which was sold for over £120m and Country Homes and.....

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London boutique starts own delivery

Neill Strain introduces his new online ordering service designed for clients to purchase his new Collections of spring flowers including a selection of bouquets and arrangements for the upcoming International Women's Day, Mother's Day, Persian New Year and Arab Mother's Day, all in the month of March. With.....

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June 6-9

Lily cultivation continues rising trend with 7th Dutch Lily Days

The collective presentation of Dutch lily cultivation has secured a fixed position on the international calendar. Six years ago, prominent players in the lily market linked their annual open days under this label. For the 7th edition on Tuesday to Friday, June 6 - 9, an international group of visitors is.....

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Florensis awarded Hortis Legal ‘Audit Certificate Royalty Obligations’

Hortis Legal arranges royalty audits for breeders throughout the world.The royalty audits comprise the physical inspection of production and storage locations on the one hand, and the audit of the licensees’ financial records on the other hand.An audit was performed at Florensis ( on 23.....

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Lufthansa Cargo Cool Center expansions have begun

Lufthansa Cargo has kicked off the development of the Cool Center at the Frankfurt hub. "We’ve gained a great deal of experience in the worldwide transport of sensitive medications. CEIV certification from IATA has recently highlighted this. The excellent collaboration with numerous shippers from the.....


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