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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Bremkens Orchids blooms after big changesPHOTO REPORT For German phalaenopsis breeder and young plant grower Bremkens Orchids, a lot has happened over the last 1.5 years. They not only started selling their own varieties, but also decided to increase the production volume and homogeneity of their products. Their young plants are being bred and grown in a 3 ha.....
Ad van Marrewijk, BM Roses:
NL: "We see a move towards large headed pot roses""Over the last years, we see a move towards large headed pot roses", says grower Ad van Marrewijk of BM Roses who is growing pot roses in pot size 10.5 and 12 cm in a 5ha greenhouse in Maasland, the Netherlands. After noticing a demand for large head sizes in a smaller pot size, they decided to start.....
Reducing humidity while saving energyGrowing flowers in greenhouses is a very common growing method, and popular flowers such as Gerberas, Lilies, Tulips, Roses, Orchids, and Bromeliads are grown in greenhouses. There are many challenges the grower faces when growing in a closed space; a major one is high humidity. Many types of flowers are.....
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CAN (ON): No more incentives for fossil fuel-based CHPsOntario's Climate Change Action Plan emphasized the need to increase the use of low-carbon technology, such as solar panels and heat pumps, in homes and businesses. Several programs to increase energy choices for Ontarians are being introduced, funded by the proceeds from auctions in the carbon market.The.....
Valoya launches new line of LED grow lightsSince its entrance to the LED grow lights market in 2009 Valoya has been dedicated to producing horticultural LED lights for its customers which include 8 out of 10 world’s largest agricultural companies. Crop science companies, research institutes, universities, vertical farms etc are equipped with Valoya’s.....
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NL: Plantarium 2018 and GROEN-Direkt under the same roofPlantarium and GROEN-Direkt join physically in 2018. Plantarium will take place in the hall adjacent to GROEN-Direkt's Autumn trade fair in August 2018. So there will be two trade fairs under the same roof. This will create the largest international garden plant event of the year with a complete package of.....
Delphinium season starts in New ZealandNZ Flowers Week visited Jos at his property in Karaka only recently as his Delphinium season is just beginning. Delphiniums are very much a 'seasonal flower' in New Zealand, available through retailers from late Spring through to Late Summer.Oakmeadows produce Delphiniums as a 'secondary crop' as Gerberas.....
US: Smithers-Oasis matches donations to AFE EndowmentThis year, Floralife, a division of Smithers-Oasis, is partnering with the American Floral Endowment to support AFE’s work.Smithers-Oasis Matching Gift AFE ChallengeNow through December 31, 2017, Smithers-Oasis will match your donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000. In other words, when you give your.....
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UK: New Covent Garden Market partners with ZipcarNew Covent Garden Market, London’s fresh food market, has announced a partnership with van and car sharing club Zipcar. Both companies have launched an initiative to make trips to the market easier for those who need a bigger boot or an extra vehicle for a big job. The move is part of the market’s ambitions.....
Kenya Airways cuts half-year loss to Sh3.8bnKenya Airways has announced a Sh3.8 billion (36 million USD) net loss for the six months to September, representing a 20.5 per cent improvement from last year's performance on reduced costs.The national carrier, known as KQ by its international code, says its operating costs improved to Sh53.075 billion (510.....
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US (FL): Port authority sees increased tonnage thanks to Ecuador tradeA few years ago, Port Manatee was struggling to maintain its economic viability. It was too dependent on too few customers, and some suggested that Manatee County should sell the port.On Tuesday, executive director Carlos Buqueras reported operating revenues of $13 million, up 9 percent in the fiscal year.....
NL: Sunrich sunflower wrapping wins awardThe ‘Sunrich – Van Gogh’s favorite’ wrapping paper won a prestigious award in the printing industry.Printing company Adriaan Dekker took home the EFTA-Benelux Flexo Award 2017. KoenPack was responsible for coordinating the printing process.The wrapping was designed by FleuraMetz in cooperation with Takii and.....
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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New wax farm established in Israeli Arava DesertShine Wax Farm is a new wax farm established by two young farmers in the Arava region in Israel. This area is considered unfit for growing wax because of extreme hot weather during the summer months and poor water quality, but these entrepreneurs succeeded to grow a product with large buds, big flowers and.....
UK: Over 60 new varieties in T&M seed range for 2019The New Product Development team at Thompson & Morgan has been busy. The first item on the newly-formed team’s agenda has been to put together T&M’s biggest ever introduction of new seed varieties. Over 60 varieties will be introduced in the company’s 2019 seed range; a significant number are from.....