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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Retail Boulevard shows how sale of fresh and seasonal decorations works

Germany: Window shopping at Floradecora

In January Christmasworld will again kick off in Frankfurt am Main. Just like the last time Floradecora has its place in the fair. “We are setting up Floradecora as a market place for fresh flowers at the heart of Christmasworld, in the Galleria”, says Eva Olbrich, director of Christmasworld. “A new…

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Exports and value added, the new challenges for nurseries in Colombia

September 2018 marked two years of work for the Association of Colombian Nurseries, Colviveros. This Trade Association works in a segment that had never been in the spotlight in this South American country despite being an important generator of employment and livelihood for more than 25,000 Colombian…

Keeping up oxygen content despite rising temperatures

Plants need oxygen. That oxygen is also found in the irrigation water that the plants receive. With high temperatures, like in Europe last summer, the oxygen content in the water decreases. By adding oxygen to the irrigation water, the grower is keeping the oxygen level up to standard. "At 0 degrees Celsius you have…

Photo report: Floral exhibitors at PMA Fresh Summit 2018

It's a wrap. On Saturday, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando (FL) closed its doors for the PMA Fresh Summit Conference & Expo. It is a major exhibition for the fresh produce industry, but the nummer of floral exhibitors is growing each year. Again this year, the floral section increased.…

One million euros raised for solar projects in emerging markets

Over 1 million Euro has been raised by crowdinvestors to finance solar projects in emerging markets on the ecoligo.investments platform. The milestone demonstrates the potential of individual investors to bridge a well-known finance gap for commercial and industrial (C&I) sector solar projects,…

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US: APHIS announces schedule for certifying offshore geranium cutting greenhouses

APHIS will conduct annual certification visits in November and December to offshore facilities that wish to ship geranium (Pelargonium spp.) cuttings to the United States during the 2018-2019 season. During these visits, APHIS will confirm that the offshore facilities meet or exceed the “Minimum…

”Growing roses is pure business”

Zelalem Messele (47) has been running a 16 hectare rose nursery in Bishoftu (Ethiopia) since 2007. After having worked as a banker in England for a while, in 2007 he came to Ethiopia, the country of his family, to start a flower nursery. He chose roses because most of the production takes place within this segment. Zelalem…

UK: Issuing plant passports to trade plants in the EU

In this document , the UK Government describes how growers and traders can get authorised to issue plant passports, when you need to be authorised and the plants that need passports. The government recently updated the link to the EU protected zones document. Click here for more information.

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EcoExpert six per shelf transport tray has Fc225 code

Modiform’s EcoExpert tray in auctions tray rebate scheme

Modiform’s EcoExpert trays are released into the auctions tray rebate scheme of Royal FloraHolland. The EcoExpert tray design, moulded from waste carton fibre, has passed the tray tests and has directly been given settlement code Fc225. From today growers can obtain their rebate. Currently it is the six per shelf…

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Piet Buysman in favor of more nuanced story about PlanetProf

"Growing organic not always feasible"

Herb grower Piet Buysman, Andijk: “Retailers more often want Skal and PlanetProof certified products.” In his experience, organic growing is not always possible. “Moreover, it remains to be seen which brand offers the most environmental gain.” He pleads for a complete and nuanced story about On the Way…

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Deliflor introduces Fireball (Santini)

The new orange Santini of Deliflor has been given a name that suits its appearance: Fireball. A bright orange ball that will not stay unnoticed, with dark leaves and its contrasting flowers. From week 43 Fireball will be supplied by Lianda Flowers with 25,000 stems a week. Grower: Lianda Flowers Amounts: 25,000 stems a week VBN-code: 118568 For more information Deliflor…

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US (FL): Blooms for Boobs sponsors Pink Flower Shop

On October 20, 2018 Blooms for Boobs sponsored the Pink Flower Shop for breast cancer awareness month at Dadeland Mall. Using flowers donated from Jet Fresh Flower Distributors in Miami, Fla. people donated $10 to make their own floral bouquet to benefit Susan G. Komen’s Miami/Fort Lauderdale chapter.   This one-day event…

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Keeping up oxygen content despite rising temperatures

Plants need oxygen. That oxygen is also found in the irrigation water that the plants receive. With high temperatures, like in Europe last summer, the oxygen content in the water decreases. By adding oxygen to the irrigation water, the grower is keeping the oxygen level up to standard. "At 0 degrees Celsius you have…

Precision irrigation carts for watering individual plant pots

In cooperation with the irrigation specialist, Rathmakers Gartenbautechnik, the horticultural entrepreneur, Peter Dercks has developed a precision irrigation cart for watering individual plant pots.  The North Rhine Westphalia Chamber of Agriculture is supporting the project. The precision irrigation carts developed by Peter…

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UK: Issuing plant passports to trade plants in the EU

In this document , the UK Government describes how growers and traders can get authorised to issue plant passports, when you need to be authorised and the plants that need passports. The government recently updated the link to the EU protected zones document. Click here for more information.

Exports and value added, the new challenges for nurseries in Colombia

September 2018 marked two years of work for the Association of Colombian Nurseries, Colviveros. This Trade Association works in a segment that had never been in the spotlight in this South American country despite being an important generator of employment and livelihood for more than 25,000 Colombian…

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UK: Garden center for sale in Ipswich

Quinton Edwards offers to the market an established Garden Centre where due to illness and lack of investment the turnover has not been as it should and where there is considerable potential to increase both turnover and profitability. There is an attractive and popular coffee shop where trade is good…

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Cal Poly students begin harvesting flowers to decorate school’s 2019 Rose Parade float

Construction on the Cal Poly Rose Parade float is well underway. But this past week, work got started on another — perhaps more subtle — aspect of the float: harvesting the flowers that will decorate this year’s entry. Students grow and harvest a portion of the plants from the on-campus Rose Float flower fields. These…

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Retail Boulevard shows how sale of fresh and seasonal decorations works

Germany: Window shopping at Floradecora

In January Christmasworld will again kick off in Frankfurt am Main. Just like the last time Floradecora has its place in the fair. “We are setting up Floradecora as a market place for fresh flowers at the heart of Christmasworld, in the Galleria”, says Eva Olbrich, director of Christmasworld. “A new…

Sakata Seed America raises money for American Heart Association

During the month of October, as part of its Sakata Gives Corporate Giving Program, Sakata Seed America participated in two walks, including a special Sakata coordinated campus walk, to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the American Heart Association.  On the morning of October 20th, Sakata Seed America staff, friends and family joined…

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Netherlands: Breeder hosts Floral Master Class

Florist Holland is hosting a Floral Master Class with Dutch Master Flower Designer Peter van der Sluis at a very special location. The place where it all starts in this beautiful industry: the breeder. In an interactive hour Peter will show you how to work with the future trends and create stunning…

Photo report: Floral exhibitors at PMA Fresh Summit 2018

It's a wrap. On Saturday, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando (FL) closed its doors for the PMA Fresh Summit Conference & Expo. It is a major exhibition for the fresh produce industry, but the nummer of floral exhibitors is growing each year. Again this year, the floral section increased.…

November 29 & December 2, Raleigh/King

US: North Carolina poinsettia open houses

Did you know that North Carolina is ranked #2 in poinsettia production?  Then it should come as no surprise that there are a number of poinsettia open houses being hosted in North Carolina. Below lists details of all three, which are free and do not require registration.   29 November and 2 December - North Carolina State University Horticulture Field Laboratory…

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TR: Van der Knaap reopens Antalya Substrat

Earlier this Month, the Turkish production site Antalya Substrat celebrated its grand reopening in the presence of customers, suppliers, staff, local government officials and partners from the foreign branches. Van der Knaap has a production site in Turkey since 2012. In recent years, the company had been working hard at this…

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New data loggers introduced at PMA

DeltaTrak will introduce the next generation FlashLink Mini PDF In-Transit Logger at PMA Fresh Summit, Booth 1562, October 19 - 20, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida. According to Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak, “The FlashLink Mini PDF has been upgraded to…

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