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Monday, April 23, 2018

Photo Report California Spring Trials 2018

PHOTO 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 Ukraine

PHOTO 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 anniversary

With 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 Jordi

Last 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 Plantec

New 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 Dahlia

Syngenta 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 Fleurs

The 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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Myplant & Garden 2018, Milan, Italy

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IPM Essen 2018- Technology & Supplies

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EU: New lay-out for plant passport

From 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.....

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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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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Pretty in pink:

SK Roses presents Honey Avalanche+

New in the luxury rose segment: Honey Avalanche+®, a large pink high quality rose with an elegant appeal and gorgeous petals that offer a surprise. "Honey Avalanche+® has fresh green accents in the outer side of its big bud. It opens with amazing petals that show a deeper pink on the underside and a paler.....

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American Grown puts spotlight on Southeast Asia and China in 2018

Over the past year, Certified American Grown (CAG) has secured federal grant funds through the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to develop export markets for American Grown Flowers.In 2017, Certified American Grown conducted a comprehensive assessment in China, determining the Chinese market potential.....

Machinesmore »

CAN (ON): Agricultural water pump rebate program launched

Hydro One and Niagara Peninsula Energy announced the AgriPump Rebate Program, the first program of its kind in Ontario to offer instant rebates to customers who purchase a high-efficiency pump kit. The program is ideal for all farming applications, including livestock, greenhouse and vineyards. Upgrading to.....

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Kenya's fresh produce export earnings up 11%

Kenya earned 115.25 billion shillings ($1.15 billion) from exports of cut flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables last year, 11 percent more than in the previous year.Okesegere Ojepat, the chief executive of the Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya (FPC Kenya), said cut flowers accounted for 70 percent of the.....

US: Most popular flowers in every state

Sales at U.S. nursery and garden stores were estimated at $40 billion in 2017. Meanwhile, Americans spent almost $27 billion on floral products (80% of the flowers sold by florists were imported).It’s clear that Americans like to grow and give and get flowers. But which flowers do they like the best? Now.....

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Largest Dutch Intratuin gets mega restaurant and children’s play paradise

The refurbishment of the largest Intratuin branch in the Netherlands was completed just before Easter. The greater part of the new area of the branch in the town of Duiven, which now measures 24 thousand square metres, contains a restaurant and a large climbing hall for children. Thermoflor completed the.....

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Bloomon expands to France

Bloomon, online bouquet delivery service and lifestyle brand, has just expanded its business in Europe. After launching in Belgium, Germany, United Kingdom and Denmark, bloomon now delivers fresh bouquets and related products to customers all over France. Bloomon will continue the European expansion.....

Eventsmore »

Ultra-Clima Convention in Rotterdam

Last week the annual Ultra-Clima Convention was held once again. KUBO organizes the event for its own agents and resellers, cultivation supervisors, Ultra-Clima owners and/or their growers.For two days, in Hotel New York in Rotterdam, all kind of subjects on various aspects of the latest greenhouse.....

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Former Potveer Sales team joins Bercomex

Former Potveer representatives Piet Stroet and Mathijs van Langen have joined the Bercomex Sales team. Following the recent bankruptcy of Potveer, Bercomex announced the take-over of the Potveer brand, services and part of the product range. Former Potveer owner Piet Stroet is pleased with this development:.....

Karuturi to start afresh in Ethiopia

Passing through turbulent years in Ethiopia, Karuturi Agro Products PLC – a subsidiary of the Indian based Karuturi Global Ltd (KGL) – said it is about to recommence the troubled commercial farms they were forced to abandon in Ethiopia, last year.Sai Ramakrishna Karuturi aka Ram Karuturi, Chief Executive.....

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Delta Cargo wins Gold Award at Air Cargo Excellence Awards

Delta Cargo won the Air Cargo Excellence Gold Award in the up to 999,900 tonnes category. This is the first time that Delta Cargo has received this award, as a result of recognition by customers for exceptional customer service, performance and value. Delta's joint venture partner Air France-KLM won the Gold.....


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