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Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Danish pot rose grower Anders Eskelund, Rosa Aps:

"Early UK Mother's Day means good start of spring"

This year, UK Mother's Day quickly succeeds International Women's Day and this will probably work in the advantage of many pot rose growers. "Due to the high demand during these holidays, there will be a lack of pot roses afterwards, which will result in a good spring", says Danish pot rose grower Anders.....

The Amazing Flowers of Victoria:

New company boosts Thai flower exports

Thai growers know how to cultivate a good quality cut orchid, but exporting them still remains a challenge, explains Nicolas of The Amazing Flowers of Victoria. He exported agricultural and industrial equipment out of Asia for years and is now using his experience to export cut orchids, lotus, and water.....

NL: Good Valentine’s sales confirm smooth start of flower and plant export

The Dutch flower and plant export has started smoothly this year with an increase of 8% to € 439 million. Good sales prior to Valentine's Day confirm the positive trade mood. In the Floridata statistics it is noticeable that in January the plants did relatively better than the flowers. The VGB (Association.....

Blue rose brings elegance to Grammys red carpet

The 60th anniversary of the Grammy Awards was extra special with Suntory Blue Rose Applause being chosen as the flower for the event by Botanical Artist Tu Bloom for the red carpet. Recognizing this rose as unique, Mr. Bloom and his team created gorgeous arrangements, pairing Applause with deep purple.....

NL: Limex establishes Limex Cleaning Solutions

As of 1 February 2018, the full-service package of Limex has been incorporated into a new BV called "Limex Cleaning Solutions", also known as "LCS BV". Its management is in the hands of Jan van Hoef. Development, building and marketing of washing machines will remain as per usual with Limex Machine.....
battling white fly and tobacco white fly

ToCV outbreak in the Netherlands

The Dutch horticulture is alert for the risk of the Tomato chlorosis crinivirus (ToCV). The virus has so far been found at eleven Dutch tomato production companies. A survey of other production companies, including tomato but also pepper, and eggplant, is conducted and growers are advised to take extra.....

The pH checklist developed by RHP

Which factors determine the pH in culture and how can you influence them?

VIDEO At the time of delivery the pH of the potting soil has a certain prearranged value. However, during cultivation the pH can actually change. How does this happen and what can a grower influence these factors? So, before the start of the cultivation season, it is a good moment to reflect on pH.The acidity is.....

Terra Nova Nurseries launches interactive website

Terra Nova Nurseries has announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, www.terranovanurseries.com. Key features of the updated website include streamlined navigation, aesthetic design, and a more engaging user experience with enhanced search options. The modernized website was created to.....


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Packagingmore »

New Chrysal Bag-in-box packaging with 70% less plastic

Chrysal Professional's new Bag-in-box contains 70% less plastic than their blue containers. Not only is the new packaging ecologically friendly, it is also more user-friendly. The new Bag-in-box packaging is easy to separate and easy to dispose of; just press the plastic can together and put the carton in.....


Organicmore »


To dig, or not to dig?

Organic Blooms were delighted to achieve Soil Association certification back in February, but certification is not an end in itself.Director Jo is doing a masters in organic farming and from her studies are flowing lots of ideas, questions and discussions about how the company can become more organic. One of.....


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Shine Wax Farm: Arava desert, Israel

The challenge and beauty of growing wax flowers in the desert

Growing flowers in the desert. It sounds challenging and it is. Last year, Israeli farmers Ori Duek and Alon Gibori started to grow wax flowers and Asclepias tuberosa in the Arava desert in Israel. They had experience in the cultivation of peppers and tomatoes, but were new in the flower industry. It has.....


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Shay Lhermann of Aviv Harmonie:

"Rey finally makes its world appearance"

A new intergeneric cross between chamelaucium and verticordia has recently been put on the market. The variety in question is named "Rey" and is bred by Israeli breeder Nir Nursery, grown in Israel and distributed exclusively across the globe as an Aviv-Harmonie flower.Rey Rey is a new variety and completely.....


Marketingmore »

Terra Nova Nurseries launches interactive website

Terra Nova Nurseries has announced the launch of a new, redesigned version of its website, www.terranovanurseries.com. Key features of the updated website include streamlined navigation, aesthetic design, and a more engaging user experience with enhanced search options. The modernized website was created to.....


Machinesmore »


Nicola Smith of WMEC:

"Growing interest in water treatment plants in Uganda, Kenya"

Clean water is becoming a scarce resource and increasingly more emphasis is being paid to reusing water. In the floriculture industry as well. Over the last three years, water waste management company WMEC for example, has seen the demand for their water treatment systems increasing in the floriculture.....


Market informationmore »


China's floral revolution

Founded less than three years ago, Reflower has more than 7 million followers across 300 Chinese cities.However, when they started the business in July 2015, fresh flower purchases in China were mainly limited to festivals and special occasions, often by businesses. In the Netherlands, more than half of.....

"Despite challenges, Ethiopia’s economy still growing strongly"

“Despite all the challenges and issues Ethiopia’s economy is still growing strongly, still attracting a lot of foreign investment”, former Prime Minister of UK Tony Blair said. The former Prime Minister and Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change made the remark following the.....


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Smiemans Projecten

Three new garden centres to be completed at once

At the end of this month three projects of Smiemans Projecten, Dutch builder of all types of glass constructions, will reach completion. One of the two projects in England is the new restaurant for Groves Nurseries in Bridgeport. The other project is a new construction and renovation for Squire's Garden.....


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Eric Egberts, BloomyPro

"Less than 1% of the total flower assortment available in webshops for consumers"

Did you know that the flower world only sells 0.01% of its total supply of cut flowers to consumers via e-commerce? When you look at the bouquets of the top 3 players in e-commerce, you come to the conclusion that they only use around 40 families of flowers. There are a number of colour and varieties per.....


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March 14-15, Naaldwijk

NL: Seasonal Trade Fair offers green inspiration

The inspiration and business event for florists, traders and growers. This is the Seasonal Trade Fair. Visit this spring fair on 14 and 15 March 2018 and explore the season’s trends. Registration is free.The Seasonal Trade Fair will again be held on the premises of Royal FloraHolland in Naaldwijk on:.....

April 19 and 20 in Aalsmeer

NL: Brigitte Heinrichs to give floral demonstration

On April 19th & 20th Brigitte Heinrichs from Germany is coming to Boerma Instituut in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. Brigitte is a very knowledgeable master floral designer. On Thursday evening, April 19th she will give an inspiring floral demonstration. Doors open at 19:00. Demonstration from 19:30 until.....


Company newsmore »


NL: New flower and plant label Fair Flora launched

During the Garden Retail Experience in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, 'Fair Flora' was officially launched, a new flower and plant label that offers transparency regarding the footprint of products. Growers who have had their footprint calculated can, if they wish so, carry their products under this label......

Mycorrhizal Applications expands sales and customer service capacity

The team at Mycorrhizal Applications (MA) has recently grown with the addition of Amy Schroeder and Morgan Reed. Amy and Morgan will each be serving MA in newly formed roles in order to support the continued growth and development of this Southern Oregon based manufacturing company. These additional roles.....

US: Marrone Bio Innovations hires new territory sales managers

Marrone Bio Innovations announces that Cliff Lunsford, Noel Cornejo and Collin Briley have joined MBI as Territory Sales Managers.Noel Cornejo is Territory Sales Manager for Northern San Joaquin Valley and resides in Merced, CA. Noel earned his Bachelor of Science in Plant Science at California State.....

India is a land with opportunities

On Wednesday January 24 entrepreneurs from the agri & food chain met in the provincial home of North Holland to talk about opportunities and challenges in India. The initiative for this meeting came collectively from Province North Holland, GreenPort Noord-Holland Noord and Amsterdam.....


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Special box extends shelf-life of flowers

At the recent Fruit Logistica trade show held in Berlin, Janny MT, a French company, was showcasing, among other products, their Janny MT Module. This is a controlled atmosphere bin. Adrien Buisson, Sales Manager for Northern Europe at Janny MT, saw a significant opportunity for this equipment in the region......


Logisticsmore »

Panalpina increases collaboration across Perishables Network

Switzerland-based global freight forwarder Panalpina has made three of its longstanding agents full members of its Perishables Network: Cropa (Guatemala and Honduras), MIT Cargo (Sri Lanka) and TML (Pakistan).“In the perishables industry, shippers and local forwarders have traditionally followed their own.....


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