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Friday, August 26, 2016


Water hyacinth supposedly an 'Invasive Alien Species'

Dutch growers frustrated by 'absurd' European ban

Several plants had to be disposed of in the past two weeks at Dutch growers: Moerings Waterplanten, but also at the nursery Aqua Look, nursery Van Senten and two or three other growers. This is due to a ‘black list’ published by the EU, with the names of 38 allegedly harmful exotic animals and plants......

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Mexico: Agropark to open second stage in September

The second stage of the Agropark, the high-tech greenhouse cluster in the Mexican state of Queretaro, will provide another 528 hectares of land to develop greenhouses, warehouses, green areas and a residential zone for its workers.Agropark announced that the launch of its Second Stage will take place on.....

UK: Earley Ornamentals grows sales team

Independent UK producer and supplier of young plants, Earley Ornamentals, has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Rob Swift as Area Sales Executive.Rob will be responsible for managing customers throughout the North West of England, the Midlands and Scotland. The role will involve supporting.....

The role of calcium in plant culture

Premier Tech Horticulture specialist Troy Buechel talks about the role of calcium (function, deficiency, and toxicity) in plant culture. You could also read his article here.Calcium (Ca) is one of the three secondary nutrients, along with magnesium (Mg) and sulfur (S), that is required by plants for healthy.....

Canada: Up to $1.1 million federal support for ornamental horticulture

Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna - Lake Country, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, today announced a contribution of up to $1.1 million to grow the domestic and international market for Canadian ornamental horticulture. This funding will help the Canadian.....

Green walls remove NO2 from the air

A recently released study by scientists at the University of Staffordshire in England showed that AgroSci's air-purifying Aerogation green walls are highly effective at breaking down a major fossil fuel pollutant, nitrogen dioxide. NO2 is a dangerous gas that causes and exacerbates respiratory.....

US (SC): Boxwood blight discovered in plant nursery

Boxwood blight, a disease that can devastate the familiar shrub, has been detected for the first time in a South Carolina plant nursery, say inspectors with the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry.The finding follows the discovery in March of the disease in a landscape near Florence. That case.....

US Representative visits D.S. Cole Growers

In Loudon, New Hampshire, Doug Cole and his team at D.S. Cole Growers recently hosted a congressional guest.Rep. Annie Kuster (D-N.H.) toured the business and talked to Cole about regulatory and policy issues affecting his business including immigration reform, health care reform, the minimum wage and energy.....


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First contract for European ‘Malus Royal Raindrops’ signed

The American breeder of the new ‘Malus Royal Raindrops’ (‘JFSKW5’), J.F. Schmidt, recently signed the first European contract with Plantipp B.V. and Baumschule Ley in Germany.Art Anderson of J.F. Schmidt and Christoph Dirksen of Baumschule Ley signed the contract (photo: Peter van Rijssen).The ‘Malus Royal.....


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Pöppelmann MDF coverpots

Judging a pot by its cover

Don't judge a book by its cover. That's generally sound advice, but when it comes to plants, consumers tend to think a little differently. The TEKU Effect study, which was commissioned recently by Pöppelmann, showed that garden center customers pay more attention to printed cover pots, and are willing to pay.....


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Fluwel research

What is the environmental impact of the Dutch flowerbulb sector?

For the past few years, customers have been asking a question that is not only important to them, but also to exporters and producers, and that is: what is the environmental impact of the flowerbulb sector? Are the flowerbulbs I am buying in a web shop ‘organic’? Are flowerbulb companies damaging our.....


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Ben Hogewoning, My-Peony:

The French peony season in full swing

The peonies in France are ready to be harvested. "Last week, we received the first French peonies. Now, the numbers are increasing and only today, 100,000 peonies arrived at our processing station in the Netherlands," says Ben Hogewoning of My-Peony, a platform that distributes the peonies of a selection of.....


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Deliflor introduces PIP Salmon chrysanthemum

On August 22nd, R&A van der Voort starts with the supply of disbudded chrysanthemum PIP Salmon. This is a variation of PIP, which has been on the market since 2013.PIP Salmon is also provided with the characteristic striped petals. The salmon-pink colour of PIP Salmon is an addition to the existing.....


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CA (ON): “Happiness in Bloom” brought smiles to Yonge-Dundas Square

On Thursday, July 21, hundreds of Torontonians gathered at Yonge-Dundas Square to admire the beautiful floral haven pickOntario created. “It was an unbelievable feeling to see people of all ages and various backgrounds come together to simply have fun, share some flowers and enjoy the perfect sunny weather,”.....


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The fully automated orchard

Farmbot does the orchard

The American Farmbot Genesis developed a plant robot able to do virtually all the kinds of garden works such as sowing, watering and weeding. It does everything and can be monitored from behind a computer. Only the harvesting needs to be done manually.For the professional growers, most likely it is still a.....


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Water hyacinth supposedly an 'Invasive Alien Species'

Dutch growers frustrated by 'absurd' European ban

Several plants had to be disposed of in the past two weeks at Dutch growers: Moerings Waterplanten, but also at the nursery Aqua Look, nursery Van Senten and two or three other growers. This is due to a ‘black list’ published by the EU, with the names of 38 allegedly harmful exotic animals and plants......


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UK: Loxley Garden Centre is Most Improved Garden Centre

The Garden Centre Association has presented Loxley Garden Centre with a GCA Award for “The Midlands Area Most Improved Garden Centre”. The recognition is due to 'all the hard work and skill of the entire team of staff members'.The Garden Centre Association judges members on several key success factors. These.....


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ProFlowers designer recognized by American Institute of Floral Designers

ProFlowers announces that Merchandising Manager Mallory Green has been granted the Certified Floral Designer (CFD) designation by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). AIFD annually conducts a rigorous peer evaluation process and grants the recognition to floral designers who demonstrate.....


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US (CO): Field to Vase Dinner returns to Boulder

The Field to Vase Tour’s return to The Fresh Herb Company, just outside of Boulder, did not disappoint.Starting with the reception, guests were greeted with the wonderful sounds from a local bluegrass band and offered a special F2V “Fuzzy Flower.” The Fuzzy Flower was very tasty gin cocktail created by.....


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UK: Earley Ornamentals grows sales team

Independent UK producer and supplier of young plants, Earley Ornamentals, has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Rob Swift as Area Sales Executive.Rob will be responsible for managing customers throughout the North West of England, the Midlands and Scotland. The role will involve supporting.....


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"Uganda should revive the national carrier"

An opinion piece on travel industry website eTurboNews discusses the proposed revival of Uganda Airlines. The author cites the employment provided by the flower export industry as one of the reasons to reinstate a national carrier."Those against revival argue that airlines are not profit-making entities, the.....


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