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Friday, October 19, 2018

Marc Molitor, Mecaflor

Creating hand-tied bouquets at full speed

In North America the demand of hand-tied bouquets is growing, with retailers asking for uniform and complex products. Making these bouquets is pretty hard work though. To keep up with a certain speed and quality, workers have to be well-trained. In South America, finding these skilled workers is a…

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Fragrant garden roses: an interesting growing market

“If the garden roses are big-headed and both fragrant and healthy, it is easy to sell them”, says Rosa Eskelund of Roses Forever, who sees the market for fragrant garden roses growing. For several years, this Danish breeder has been working on developing fragrant garden roses with the above mentioned…

Kees Gram and John Damen, Royal van Zanten:

"Ecuadorian growers broaden scope"

Ecuador is known as a land of roses. Still, Ecuadorian companies are broadening their scope and alstroemerias and statice are good potential newcomers in the assortment, according to Kees Gram and John Damen, Royal Van Zanten Breeding. During the Expo Flor Ecuador conference in Quito, Ecuador, last…

Photos: Wholesale Florists & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA)

The Wholesale Florists & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA, pronounce 'wafsa') just finished. Held from November 16th till 18th in Miami Airport Convention Center, about 100 growers, breeders and transport companies presented their products and solutions to the international retail…

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US (FL): Flowers shine at PMA's new Floral Marketplace

With the convention already starting yesterday, Thursday October 18 in Orlando (FL), the PMA Fresh Summit Expo is opening its doors today. The PMA is a large and important exhibition for the fresh produce industry and the number of floral exhibitors is growing every year. This year, the floral lineup…

Click here to receive this news directly in your inbox Terri Bates, Capital Caladiums Company

The pros of pre-finished caladiums

With a third generation in the company, the Bates family knows everything about caladium. In 1946, Emmet Bates started by planting a 5 gallon bucket of mixed caladium varieties, and the company has grown over the years. Now they grow 100 acres of caladium bulbs. In addition to caladium bulb production…

Organisers of HortEx Vietnam concluded 3 kick off meetings for coming 2019 edition

The series of kick-off meetings introducing HortEx Vietnam 2019, the 2nd International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam, took place from 16 to 18 October 2018 in Hanoi, Dalat and Ho Chi Minh City. The events were attended by delegates from many…

NL: Alkemade extends product range with assortment from South African growers Zuluflora and Arnelia

Since this year the flowers from South African growers Zuluflora and Arnelia are unpacked and processed exclusively at Alkemade International. The products of these growers, like Waxflower and Nutans, are very popular and highly in demand. The season, which is now coming to an end, has been very…

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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): Jet Fresh Flower creates preserved rose pink ribbon

For October’s breast cancer awareness month, Jet Fresh Flower Distributors made a large pink ribbon covered in pink preserved roses. Donated by Rose Amor, they designed a simple DIY preserved rose pink ribbon to help raise awareness and proceeds for breast cancer. This custom pink ribbon measures about 4 feet tall and is…

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Marc Molitor, Mecaflor

Creating hand-tied bouquets at full speed

In North America the demand of hand-tied bouquets is growing, with retailers asking for uniform and complex products. Making these bouquets is pretty hard work though. To keep up with a certain speed and quality, workers have to be well-trained. In South America, finding these skilled workers is a…

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Illegal trade putting Greek wild orchids at risk, scientists warn

Overharvesting to meet skyrocketing demand in Turkey and elsewhere is placing the endemic wild orchid population in Pindos, northwestern Greece, at risk, according to a team of scientists studying the flowers. A key ingredient for the production of salep, a popular sweet drink, and Turkey's mastic ice…

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These are the best garden centres in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Garden Centre Association members in Scotland and Northern Ireland are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening on Wednesday, August 29 at Simpsons Garden Centre. In Scotland The Mains of Drum Garden Centre was awarded Garden Centre of the Year in the Garden Centre (GC) category…

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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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Photos: Wholesale Florists & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA)

The Wholesale Florists & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA, pronounce 'wafsa') just finished. Held from November 16th till 18th in Miami Airport Convention Center, about 100 growers, breeders and transport companies presented their products and solutions to the international retail…

Organisers of HortEx Vietnam concluded 3 kick off meetings for coming 2019 edition

The series of kick-off meetings introducing HortEx Vietnam 2019, the 2nd International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam, took place from 16 to 18 October 2018 in Hanoi, Dalat and Ho Chi Minh City. The events were attended by delegates from many…

A show-within-a-show

US (FL): Flowers shine at PMA's new Floral Marketplace

With the convention already starting yesterday, Thursday October 18 in Orlando (FL), the PMA Fresh Summit Expo is opening its doors today. The PMA is a large and important exhibition for the fresh produce industry and the number of floral exhibitors is growing every year. This year, the floral lineup…

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US: Sugarmade acquires hydroponics supplier Sky Unlimited

Sugarmade signed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire Sky Unlimited, a California-based supplier of cannabis cultivation materials to wholesalers and large commercial cannabis cultivators. Sugarmade's revenue within the cannabis cultivation supply sector is primarily derived from online sales, whereas Sky Unlimited's…

NL: Alkemade extends product range with assortment from South African growers Zuluflora and Arnelia

Since this year the flowers from South African growers Zuluflora and Arnelia are unpacked and processed exclusively at Alkemade International. The products of these growers, like Waxflower and Nutans, are very popular and highly in demand. The season, which is now coming to an end, has been very…

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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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