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Friday, January 19, 2018
January 26-30 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
What to expect of 2nd edition Floradecora?New location, new exhibitors, but same layout. The second edition of FloraDecora is around the corner and it will be a little different. Eva Olbrich, Christmasworld Director, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH explains what to expect of this concept show held from January 26-30 in the Messe Frankfurt in.....
TPIE exhibitor Frank de Greef of Fleurizon International:
US (FL): "We welcomed more interested contacts than ever before"PHOTO REPORT The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) is coming to an end today (January 19). It took off on Wednesday January 17 and is showcasing the latest trends in foliage, floral and tropicals in the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. in South Florida. Nearly 5 acres (17,000+ square.....
US (CA): Industry members assess damage of deadly mudslidesFloral industry members in Southern California are reeling from a devastating two-month period that’s included wildfires, storms and deadly mudslides.Joost Bongaerts, owner of Florabundance in Carpinteria, California, said last week’s storm and mudslides were “like a tsunami coming down.”“If you look at the.....
US: New mat eases watering of plants on palletsWaterPulse’s new Pallet Watering Mat provides the solution to one of the biggest grower/retailer challenges – efficiently watering plants grown, shipped and displayed on standard pallets.“Pallet Watering Mats reimagine our capillary action technology, giving growers and retailers the power to automatically,.....
UK: Floralife research facility moves to new facility in PeterboroughSmithers-Oasis has moved its United Kingdom research facilities to a new state-of-the industry location in Orton Southgate, Peterborough, which is centrally located to many key U.K. bouquet operations.Nearly double the size of the original facility, the new, two-story, 100-square-meter Smithers-Oasis.....
Over 32 trillion data points give growers environmental intelligenceAutogrow has announced their strategy to use trillions of available growing data points to help their growers’ crop production.“Due to the unique nature of our architecture, over 32 trillion data points flow through our systems each year which would be one of the most substantial collections for indoor.....
Purdue University study:
Hormone keys plant growth or stress tolerance, but not bothPlants that grow well tend to be sensitive to heat and drought, and plants that can handle those stresses often have stunted growth. A Purdue University plant scientist has found the switch that creates that antagonism, opening opportunities to develop plants that exhibit both characteristics.“Normally these.....
ISO Group unveils combination machine for cutting planting and transplanting at IPM EssenAt the coming World Trade Fair for Horticulture at IPM in Essen, scheduled for 23 up to and including 26 January 2018, the ISO Group will unveil a new machine, which is a combination of the ISO Cutting Planter 2500 (automatic cutting planter machine) and the ISO Vision Planter (transplanter).Globally, more.....
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Schneider youngplants highlighting ecological solutions at IPMSchneider youngplants will be, once again, representing its top quality products at the IPM trade fair this year. The stand will be located at the same place as in the past years. What’s new this year? “This year we try to focus even more on sustainability, using more biological pest control in our.....
NL: Wouters Nursery launches Aqua Easy hanging pot with water level indicatorIn the upcoming IPM Essen - 23 to 26 January - Kwekerij Wouters (Wouters Nursery Garden) will be introducing a new product: a hanging pot full of flowering garden plants with a large water reservoir and a smart water level indicator.As one of the largest bedding plants growers Kwekerij Wouters has a leading.....
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Roses Forever at the IPM Essen
Roses Forever at the IPM Essen
New red Infinity rose in the spotlight at Roses Forever boothFor 25 consecutive years, Roses Forever has been an exhibitor at the IPM Essen. This year they're back again, but at a different location. They, like the other Danish growers, used to exhibit in hall 5, but this year they're exhibiting in the temporary Hall 14 and the foyer of the Grugahalle. At Roses.....
Ewald Bouwmeister, WEBER Verpackungen
EU: The fast adoption of clever sleeve 'bloom guard'By entering the packaging industry of ornamental products just three years ago, WEBER Verpackungen has already established quite a name for itself. With their paper-film sleeve bloom guard plus, which they displayed at the IPM 2016 for the first time, they are offering an alternative to the fully plastic or.....
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.....
Deliflor introduces Etrusko WhiteEtrusko will get a new family member in the midst of week 3: Etrusko White. The appearance of the variety Etrusko has not stayed unnoticed since it has been introduced. Now this flower with its frayed petals will also appear in white.The large flower of Etrusko White keeps on growing when put in a vase. The.....
Sustainable products: FSI2020 deadline is approachingFSI, the initiative for making the international horticultural chain sustainable, has a concrete goal: in 2020, 90% of the flowers and plants grown or traded by the members is sustainable.Consumers' demands for fair, reliable and sustainably produced flowers and plants keep increasing. Retailers, including.....
New tray filler at IPM Essen: automatizes production while saving laborThis Fall Ellepot introduced their new patent pending Ellepot Tray Filler (TF-1), helping customers automatize their production while saving labor. The automation enables growers to improve productivity by establishing an efficient, uniform and faster production method by filling up to 9,000 pots per.....
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UK: Garden industry welcomes Defra 25-Year Environment PlanThere are a lot of actions which will benefit horticulture and suggestions of working together to improve the industry in the Government’s ‘A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment’.The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) welcomes many of the actions in the plan, including the creation.....
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UK: Wyevale to cut 40% of head office staffThe UK's largest garden centre group, Wyevale Garden Centres with 148 stores and 5,000 employees, told Head Office staff on Monday that many would lose their jobs, as it plans to cut 66 roles including two board level Directors. The company currently employs 159 people at their Middlesex Head Office and this.....
India: MBA graduate and accountant join forces selling flowersTwo young women with professional college degrees have become successful flower farmers and flower traders with ambitions to invade overseas markets. In the process, they have inspired several traditional farmers in Haryana to switch to growing flowers.Jaipur girl Shivani Maheshwari and Delhi girl Vamika.....
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India to get first Floral Artist ChampionshipIndian Flowers & Ornamental Plants Welfare Association (iflora), the national promotion body working for the betterment of Indian flower farmers, greenhouse growers, nurserymen, florists and allied interests, has been a pioneer in boosting awareness among masses.The Indian floriculture industry including.....
India: Spring festival to give floriculture a boostThe Annual Vasantotsav (Spring Festival) will be held at the Raj Bhawan on February 24 and 25. At a meeting chaired by Governor Krishan Kant Paul to review preparations for the event, it was stated that a special postal cover will be released on Jambu (Allium Auriulatum), a medicinal plant found in high.....
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