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Photo Report California Spring Trials 2018PHOTO REPORT California was the center of the US floriculture sector last week, during the California Spring Trials. Growers, distributors, retailers and more found their way to 17 locations. There were tons of varieties on display and the participating companies did their utmost best to show the potential of their.....
Photo report Flower Expo UkrainePHOTO REPORT Last week the Flower Expo Ukraine took place in the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev. For the 12th (almost) consecutive year the organization of the fair got the main actors within the Ukrainian floral industry together. Next to Ukrainian companies, no less than 34 Dutch trade and breeding companies.....
NL: Holland Bulb Market celebrates 150th anniversaryWith a Royal Visit, nice music and summer-like temperatures, Holland Bulb Market celebrated its 150th anniversary last Friday, April 20.Dutch Princes Margriet received flowers from the daughter of Joris van der Velden, the director of Holland Bulb Market. Director Joris van der Velden gives a summary of the.....
Spain: Over 7 million roses expected to be sold this Sant JordiLast Friday, Mercabarna-flor presented the prospects for the marketing of roses this Sant Jordi in an event chaired by the Councillor for Business, Tourism, Trade and Markets of the City of Barcelona and the President of Mercabarna, Agustí Colom. They were accompanied by the President of the Association of.....
Ecuador: Commercial and future rose varieties on display at PlantecNew varieties, future varieties and renovations, it was all on display at Plantec Ecuador's open house that took place last month. 180 of their partners - "partners because the rose grower is our partner", says Aviram Krell - came from every part of Ecuador to walk through our greenhouses full of new.....
Syngenta Flowers to acquire dahlia assortment from Verwer DahliaSyngenta Flowers has reached an agreement with Verwer Dahlia to acquire its dahlia assortment and breeding program. Both companies expect to finalize the acquisition in the coming weeks. Terms have not been disclosed.Brandon Willis of Syngenta at the California Spring Trials 2018.Verwer Dahlia was.....
NL: Rise in number of solar panels per installation"We noticed that there is a growing demand for solar panels, especially for larger installations of 200 to 1000+ panels. Growers are becoming increasingly aware that they can’t afford to stay behind and need to be more forward thinking," according to the Voshol Warmte en Elektrotechniek team. "It is becoming.....
KFC Chairman elected President of Union FleursThe Kenya Flower Council has been elected to hold the Presidency of the Union Fleurs for 2 years.Kenya Flower Council Board of Directors Chairman, Mr. Richard Fox is now the president of Union Fleurs, where the Council is a member, following an election held during the Union Fleurs General Assembly in San.....
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South Africa exported 3.4 million proteas last yearSouth Africa’s iconic protea is in high demand with 3,43 million exported throughout the world in 2017. The largest markets are the European Union and Russia, which represent almost half of the exports.This is according to Cape Flora SA, a non-profit company that monitors and promotes sustainable exporting.....
English florists learn a thing or two from Dutch colleaguesThe Flower Circus recently set up camp in Gateshead, Newcastle. Flower magician Michael van Namen went out together with John Koopman to provide the wholesaler's open day with 'floral infotainment'.To give as many florists as possible the opportunity to come to the show, Floral Circus got up before dawn. The.....
Label supplier switches to 100% recycled plasticElburg-Smit has announced their stick-in labels will be made of 100% recycled polystyrene (PS) from now on. This means that the stick-in labels apart from being made to be recyclable after use, are made of 100% recycled material to start with. The material is recognizable by the Elburg-Smit recycle logo.....
EU: New lay-out for plant passportFrom 14 December 2019 a new plant Health Directive comes into force. It prescribes a uniform lay-out for the plant passport. The guidelines of the lay-out are specified in the implementing regulation 2017/2313/EU.At the moment you may determine the lay-out of the plant passport yourself. That will change.....
Transforming St Lucia’s floriculture industryThe Global Environment Fund (GEF) Small Grants Project has, through the award of a pilot project, been assisting the Saint Lucia Floral Co-operative Society to transform the local floral industry by integrating less toxic inputs into the production process.Over thirty farmers have been trained and registered.....
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Shine Wax Farm: Arava desert, Israel
The challenge and beauty of growing wax flowers in the desertGrowing 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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