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Friday, September 21, 2018

Ecuador: smaller growers explore direct market at Agriflor

While visiting the Agriflor this year, two things will immediately strike one's attention: the ‘new faces’, and the broad assortment of flowers. Ecuador is known for its rose production, but there are many more flowers grown, and a large variety is displayed at the Agriflor by these ‘new faces’. Actually these faces aren't that new. They've been in…

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Kenya: Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2018 kicks off

Today the 16th edition of the Naivasha Horticultural Fair started. Stakeholders from the flower industry sector display their products at this outdoor event. The fair attracts an audience from across the continent and Europe. It is a two day event and will last till the 22nd of September 2018 at the…

Hortilux

‘Generic light recipe per crop is bullshit’

Many growers believe that the light output of a fixture is indicative of the efficiency of a grow lighting installation. Hortilux sees this differently: a grow light solution should contribute to the goal the grower wants to achieve―increased production or a better tasting product, for example. This goal…

Combining floriculture and vertical farming

In the last 10 years, many companies have sprung up to grow herbs and greens in climate-controlled vertical farm or city farm facilities which are daylight-free. As a plant specialist for floriculture I’ve watched these developments with great interest. But I have wondered if a vertical farm can also…

Share Logistics expanding in Europe and The Americas

Share Logistics has strengthened itself with multiple international offices in Spain, Italy, Germany and North & South America. Guided by the cargo flows of clients the…

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Belgium: Biobest receives Export Lion 2018 award

Biobest Group was voted as winner of the Export Lion 2018. Flemish Minister-President Geert Bourgeois awarded the prestigious prize to Jean-Marc Vandoorne, Biobest Group CEO, at the closing event in Antwerp. Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), the Flemish Agency for International Business, has been…

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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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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…

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CCFC receives $176,730 from California Department of Food and Agriculture

The California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) now has yet one more way to promote California Grown Flowers, thanks to a Specialty Crop Block Grant valued at $176,730 from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). This funding will supercharge the Commission’s efforts to promote hardworking California flower…

Rose: in the October Flower Agenda

The Queen of Flowers presents herself in all her glory during October. The incomparable beauty of the rose makes her a special guest for all occasions and interiors. The public will be seduced by this flower on  Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk with inspirational images and information. Surprise your customers…

US (CA): Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers earns Marketer of the Year Award

Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers, a Certified American Grown Farm, has earned the 2018 Marketer of the Year Award from the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) Floral Management magazine for its successful efforts to bring protea to the national stage. Certified farm Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers received this year’s…

US: Nufarm Edge Rewards Program expands 2019 buying options

Nufarm announces the launch of its 2019 Nufarm Edge Rewards Program, offering turf and ornamental professionals the ability to earn valuable incentives across Nufarm's largest…

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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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Ambassadors say reforms in Ethiopia will attract investors

The reforms underway in Ethiopia would help to create favorable conditions that attract more investors in various areas, resident representatives of various countries said. In an exclusive interview with ENA, Indian, Turkish, Korean, and Swedish Ambassadors to Ethiopia said they are impressed by the recent reforms taken…

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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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This photo took 3 months of planning and 5 hours of arranging flowers

“I Bloom For You” is a new photo in my series I Found The Silence. The idea was created in June 2018, and it was followed by 3 months of planning. The main inspiration was to escape beyond the limits of everyday existence, somewhere where a man can be himself. Escape to a place where we meet ourselves in the purest…

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Kenya: Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2018 kicks off

Today the 16th edition of the Naivasha Horticultural Fair started. Stakeholders from the flower industry sector display their products at this outdoor event. The fair attracts an audience from across the continent and Europe. It is a two day event and will last till the 22nd of September 2018 at the…

Ecuador: smaller growers explore direct market at Agriflor

While visiting the Agriflor this year, two things will immediately strike one's attention: the ‘new faces’, and the broad assortment of flowers. Ecuador is known for its rose production, but there are many more flowers grown, and a large variety is displayed at the Agriflor by these ‘new faces’. Actually these faces aren't that new. They've been in…

Nearly 300 exhibitors see 17,000 guests at Flower Expo Poland

The 3rd edition of the joint event of Flower Expo Poland and Green is Life took place in Warsaw from 6th to 8th of September. The combined fairs are the only complementary event in Poland for the entire flower and garden industry.   Nearly 300 exhibitors from 10 countries took part in the joint fair. Foreign exhibitors represented 97 companies – which…

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Share Logistics expanding in Europe and The Americas

Share Logistics has strengthened itself with multiple international offices in Spain, Italy, Germany and North & South America. Guided by the cargo flows of clients the…

Belgium: Biobest receives Export Lion 2018 award

Biobest Group was voted as winner of the Export Lion 2018. Flemish Minister-President Geert Bourgeois awarded the prestigious prize to Jean-Marc Vandoorne, Biobest Group CEO, at the closing event in Antwerp. Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT), the Flemish Agency for International Business, has been…

Vietnam: Dalat Hasfarm opens fourth Hanoi City flower shop

Every year since 1994, Dalat Hasfarm keeps on investing in farms, packing and distribution facilities. With a straight and fast supply chain from farms to shops, they are able to bring every day high quality flowers to the Vietnamese consumers. Now they've added a 14th outlet to their blooming flower…

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Finding air capacity in the Transatlantic lane

If you have struggled lately to find available air capacity in the Transatlantic lane, you’re not alone. Capacity is hard to find in this lane, and the busiest time of the…

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