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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Next newsletter on Monday!

Dear readers of FloralDaily,
This weekend we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of our publisher, Uitgeverij Boekhout. Our entire company is spending a few days in Paris, where we will celebrate this milestone with sightseeing and a special visit to the produce wholesale market of Rungis. For this reason there will be no newsletter tomorrow, we are back on Monday 30th of May.
Best regards from the entire team of FloralDaily on behalf of our publisher Pieter Boekhout.

Jenny Tsai, Kevin International:

Kenyan flowers finding their way to China

China is a large market with a lot of potential for imported flowers, and also Kenyan. However, language, culture, regulations and the unfamiliarity with direct supply are making it challenging and often withholds farmers from entering the market. For this reason, Jenny Tsai, who is Chinese herself and has.....

Harmony of the Seas

Dutch grower supplies plants to world's biggest cruise ship

Commissioned by Ambius Project Development from the United States, Fachjan supplied the plants for the Harmony of the Seas. The biggest cruise ship in the world was in Rotterdam on May 24th.For a few months, the plants for the Harmony have been with us in the nursery, where the trees were acclimatised. The.....

KP Holland, Lily Looks, P. v.d. Haak, Sakata, Schneider, Schoneveld, Selecta, Sion, Syngenta, Van den Bos

FlowerTrials 2016: Novelties in the picture

At the Flower Trials 2016, no less then 52 breeding companies will present their newest varieties in pot- and bedding plants, as well as the latest innovations and concepts. At 30 locations, spread across three regions (Aalsmeer and surroundings and the Westland region in the Netherlands, and.....

September 1-3, Warsaw

Flower Expo Poland almost fully booked

The new flowers and plants show in Warsaw is almost fully booked. Nurseries, exporters and suppliers of value added products from Kenya, Uganda, Ecuador, Colombia and the Netherlands registered as exhibitors. The Colombian Exporters Association, Asocolflores, will also participate with about ten companies......

Phalaenopsis Orchids 3.0 installed at Maarel Orchids

NL: "New camera software even records stripes, dots and specks"

Maarel Orchids in Maasdijk , the Netherlands, recently started to use a new camera sorting system 'Phalaenopsis 3.0' from Aris. Growers have never before been able to sort plants with this accuracy. Director Arno van der Maarel: "This advanced camera flawlessly charts all the characteristics of the plants:.....

Monsanto says Bayer's bid is not high enough

Monsanto announced that its Board of Directors unanimously views the Bayer takeover proposal as incomplete and financially inadequate, but is open to continued and constructive conversations to assess whether a transaction in the best interest of Monsanto shareowners can be achieved.“We believe in the.....


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Plant pots in different kinds of fabrics

Flower pots usually consist of coloured stoneware in a particular shape. Wikl stems from the wish to have flower pots fit in more with living room decorations. Sofas, chairs, cushions and blinds are all made with textiles (different kind of fabrics, leather, fake leather). Wikl produces and supplies flower.....


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US (MI): Resources for greenhouse growers considering organic certification

In some markets that have more price plasticity, consumers are willing to pay a premium for organically-certified vegetables, fruits, herbs and plants. Therefore, some greenhouse growers that are supplying product to these markets are considering organic certification in order to meet the demand. Greenhouse.....


Open fieldmore »


Ben Hogewoning, My-Peony:

The French peony season in full swing

The peonies in France are ready to be harvested. "Last week, we received the first French peonies. Now, the numbers are increasing and only today, 100,000 peonies arrived at our processing station in the Netherlands," says Ben Hogewoning of My-Peony, a platform that distributes the peonies of a selection of.....


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Qualily: New and limited edition of lilies

Qualily presents a new product line with new and limited edition Lilies called Qualily’s Finest. This new product line is exclusive and only available at four export companies and OZ Export is one of them. Every collection matches the colours of the season. This way a good seasonal collection can be offered......


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US: Presidential election colors design, floral trends for 2017

What does the presidential election have to do with centerpieces for weddings planned for June 2017 — or, for that matter, your VIP customer who is thinking about redesigning her living room sometime next year?Turns out, quite a bit, according to Michael Skaff, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, owner of Skaff Floral.....


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10 questions about conveyor belts

The wide conveyor belt is suitable for transporting large pots and trays. The SmartFlo series consists of several modules of conveyors that are connected online. This allows tailoring the system to cater to individual horticultural requirements.Before getting started with (wide) conveyors, WPS recommends.....


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Jenny Tsai, Kevin International:

Kenyan flowers finding their way to China

China is a large market with a lot of potential for imported flowers, and also Kenyan. However, language, culture, regulations and the unfamiliarity with direct supply are making it challenging and often withholds farmers from entering the market. For this reason, Jenny Tsai, who is Chinese herself and has.....


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Fireworks explode over blaze at British garden center

A major fire broke out at a British garden centre which sells fireworks, causing explosions and fireworks to be set off.Witnesses described loud bangs following the blaze which started at the property in Bitterne Road West, Southampton, Hampshire, at about 5am on Friday.Homes and properties within 100 metres.....


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UK: 5,000 roses for Queen's 90th birthday

A Huyton florist is set to create a design made up of 5,000 roses to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.Botanical artist Joseph Massie, 27, has been commissioned to create the floral installation at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show next week.The award-winning florist has created a design that will see 5,000 fresh-cut.....


Eventsmore »


September 1-3, Warsaw

Flower Expo Poland almost fully booked

The new flowers and plants show in Warsaw is almost fully booked. Nurseries, exporters and suppliers of value added products from Kenya, Uganda, Ecuador, Colombia and the Netherlands registered as exhibitors. The Colombian Exporters Association, Asocolflores, will also participate with about ten companies......


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Ball Seed adds ordering feature to app

The latest update for Ball Seed’s WebTrack To Go mobile app now includes full ordering capabilities for its assortment of seeds and plants. App users can also complete order fulfillment via seed count or package size, find product substitutions, get personalized “contact us” information, request plant tags,.....

US: Fox Point Farms relocates to Dramm & Echter

Fox Point Farms will be relocating to the Dramm & Echter farm in Encinitas this summer. With this transition, they aim to provide an even higher value of service and products.Their primary goal is to provide customers with more flexibility to the client’s demands with customer service, products, quality,.....


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Retailmore »

"Australian florists face end of bloom"

In Perth alone, no less than twelve florists have closed their businesses over the past few years. In an article on The West Australian, the reporter goes as far as to say that 'the days of seeing a florist in a stroll along the high street could be numbered'. Due to an increase of cheaper imports and.....


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