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Tuesday, May 22, 2018


Kenya: Mount Elgon Orchards expands with 2ha

"The greenhouse is finished and the plants are being planted right now", says Bob Andersen of Mount Elgon Orchards (The Elgon Collection), who grows roses in Kitale at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level. They added 2ha to their 41 ha greenhouse complex, which brings the total acreage under plastic.....

Vermeer & Bakkenes pleased with planting machine Machinnova

"Only 2 people needed for potting"

Vermeer & Bakkenes from Maasdijk (Netherlands) is a nationally operating company that carries out potting work on location. According to owner Martin Vermeer, the automatic planting machine from Machinnova offers great advantages.Quality improvementA valued customer of Vermeer & Bakkenes is now.....

Anat Moshes, Danziger"

"Kenya a major segment at the global floriculture market"

“Kenya is becoming indispensable for the global cut-flowers market” says Anat Moshes, VP Cut flowers sales at Danziger. “From year to year we witness the impressive development in capabilities of Kenya growers: Professional growing and handling, stronger connections with Europe largest wholesale companies,.....

Garden Trials and Trade: June 12-14, Boskoop-Hazerswoude

NL: New event displays innovations and novelties from 34 companies

Garden Trials and Trade 2018 will take place for the first time on 12, 13 and 14 June in the Plantarium building at the International Trade Centre in Boskoop-Hazerswoude. Thirty-four companies, including a number of foreign participants, will present their novelties and innovations in the field of woody.....

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FlowersExpo: Your gateway to the Russian market

The Trade Fair "FlowersExpo'2018"- Russia, Moscow, Crocus Expo IEC - registration is open. Visiting will help you find new suppliers and partners, take part in business and educational events, will familiarize with inquiries of buyers, and the prospects for the development of the domestic and world market......

"Camellia enjoys resurgence in popularity"

The versatility of Camellia as a genus has resulted in a strong resurgence in its popularity around the world. Its diversity in appearance, coupled with the number of available selections, flower colours and types, as well as the options for multiple use, have all combined to create this trend.Camellia.....

Six plants compete for FleuroStar

Which of these plants will succeed Selecta one's Calibrachoa PinkTastic? Fleuroselect presents the six entries in this year's FleuroStar Contest. Each of these introductions vies to be the next 'Winner with the Wow Factor', the variety with the highest visual impact at point of sale. Begonia boliviensis.....

CAN (ON): Inside the Toronto’s spring rush of plant production

For the past couple of weeks, Griffin Mangroves’s office has been in bloom. On most days, the supervisor of the City of Toronto’s greenhouse operations leaves his downtown apartment and heads to High Park, located in the city’s west end. Nestled in the centre of the park is 40,000 square feet of greenhouse.....


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Packagingmore »


SmartCups packaging range expanded

SmartCups can be used instead of ceramic pots. They are water-proof, easy to use, recyclable, and (if required) bio-degradable. Following the SmartCup for pot size 12, Elburg-Smit are now launching the SmartCup for pot size 9. They produce it themselves, ensuring that they can deliver quickly and in a design.....


Organicmore »


Transforming St Lucia’s floriculture industry

The 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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NL: Over one million peonies about to burst into flower

In this video below, the peony field of Green Works in Limburg. "The spring is here and our plants start to grow. In just a couple of weeks everything will be in bloom." Green Works grows the peonies, that are for cut and pot use, themselves on eight different peony fields. Late May/early June over one.....


Noveltiesmore »


June 12-14, Boskoop-Hazerswoude, NL:

Garden Trials: Plantipp and Concept Plants signs up nine introductions for Novelty Trials

Plantipp and Concept Plants participate in the very first edition of the Garden Trials and Trade. The Garden Trials and Trade is the only stop where about 30 companies are showcasing their new varieties in the area of woody plants and perennials. This offers an opportunity to see these innovations in full.....


Marketingmore »


UK: Farplants launches web and mobile friendly trade portal

Plant orders can now be placed direct from the bench side with the brand new trade portal from Farplants. The West Sussex based nursery wholesaler have released their web and mobile friendly portal, enabling garden retailers to view stock availability in real time and secure plants instantly.Through the web.....


Machinesmore »


Vermeer & Bakkenes pleased with planting machine Machinnova

"Only 2 people needed for potting"

Vermeer & Bakkenes from Maasdijk (Netherlands) is a nationally operating company that carries out potting work on location. According to owner Martin Vermeer, the automatic planting machine from Machinnova offers great advantages.Quality improvementA valued customer of Vermeer & Bakkenes is now.....


Market informationmore »


Kenya: Turkana power line halt signals high bills

A Nyandarua farmer has obtained court orders stopping construction of the electricity transmission line linking Lake Turkana wind farm to the national grid in a move that could cost consumers billions of shillings in additional penalties payable to the power producer.The flower farm, Afriscan (Kenya.....


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New busy lizzies bred to beat disease:

Garden centre chain B&Q brings back UK's favourite bedding plant

Garden centre chain B&Q says it will sell six million this summer of a variety resistant to fatal airborne disease downy mildew.It used to sell 20 million busy lizzies - scientific name Impatiens walleriana - each year and says it has been inundated with enquiries after an epidemic of downy mildew.....


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Florensis takes over Osteospernum Dalina

Florensis has taken over the commercial Osteospermum Dalina varieties and gene pool from PanAmerican Seed per May 1. Florensis is happy with this great addition to its assortment, which will strengthen the market position of their Osteospernum even further. PanAmerican Seed recently had taken over the Dahlia.....


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June 13, West Grove

US (PA): Star Roses and Plants hosts Open House

Star Roses and Plants is hosting its Open House on June 13 from 9AM to 3PM EST. Join them in West Grove, the nursery capital of Pennsylvania, to tour the trial gardens, container trials, and commercial comparisons. Meet the in-house breeding team and experience the demonstration garden. Lunch will be served.....

UK: Chelsea Flower Show in pictures

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, is the place to see cutting-edge garden design, new plants and find ideas to take home.The Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars......

UK: HTA and APL members take Chelsea by storm

HTA and APL members have a huge presence at the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show, taking place this week (22-26 May 2018). With APL Members being involved in over 50% of the gardens at Chelsea this year, it has been a true representation of the high standard of work the APL membership produces. The.....


Company newsmore »

AIPH new owner of FloraCulture International

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has taken over the ownership of FloraCulture International (FCI) from Royal FloraHolland (RFH). This in an agreement made between the two organisations last week, reports FCI in a newsletter. Royal FloraHolland CCO, Mr. Servaas van der Ven said.....


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Logisticsmore »


Boeing 747s find new life in air-cargo surge

A funny thing happened to an older generation of Boeing Co. 747 jumbo jets on their way to dusty oblivion in desert parking lots.Instead of being scrapped, the humpbacked planes are back in demand as workhorses of global shipping. Booming trade is stoking the need for big, long-range jets to haul.....


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