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Friday, December 15, 2017


Frans Diedens, Yalkoneh Flowers

Ethiopian hypericum farm adapts to changing climate

"The changing climate is a challenge for us. It is becoming colder and colder", says Frans Diedens of Yalkoneh Flowers. He grows hypericums in Sebeta, Ethiopia, 2,100 meters above sea level and is currently equipping the last hectares of his 17ha farm with a sprinkling system to protect his crops against the.....

NL: Export flowers and plants towards new record of €6 billion

The export of flowers and plants from the Netherlands is climbing this year to a new record of € 6 billion. Floridata and the VGB (Association of Wholesale Traders of Ornamental Plant Products) base this on the results up to and including November. "The outlook for 2018 is good, although there are also.....
Leatherleaf supply at 30-year low

Florida greens growers predict Valentine’s Day shortage

Floral greens farmers in Florida are putting out a message to the floral industry: Two major hurricanes in the span of 11 months has been too much for farms to bear. As the growers hustle to mitigate damage, and protect current and future product, retail florists should expect a very tight supply of.....

Eurotec releases Lowpad

New ultra-low AGV for internal transport

The launch of the Lowpad, with its height of only 12 centimetres, is Eurotec’s latest move on the AGV (Automatic Guided Vehicle) market. Since the Lowpad is up to 30 centimetres lower than regular AGVs, Eurotec clearly heralds a new era in the transport of goods in warehouses. The Lowpad can be operated.....

US: ASABE award for Pure Flowering Lamp

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has named the TotalGrow Pure Flowering 200 Lamp winner of a 2018 AE50 award.AE50 awards honor the year’s most innovative designs in engineering products or systems for the food and agriculture industries. The Pure Flowering Lamp will be.....

MNP Flowers to introduce new varieties

MNP flowers (the Netherlands) introduces new plants and varieties from the Japanese breeder Suntory, among others, onto the European ornamental horticultural market. MNP flowers have several selection specialists, who all have in-depth knowledge of the European horticultural market. Together they.....

PanAmerican Seed culture page available in multi-language translations

PanAmerican Seed provides new plant culture online in multi-language translations across its wide range of greenhouse products. Beyond accurate and real-time culture details available in English, all PanAmerican Seed GrowerFacts now include translations in Spanish, Dutch, German, French, and Italian. In some.....

Ultra Violet

Pantone Color of the Year good news for flower business

The Sun Valley Floral Farms welcomes the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year “Ultra Violet.” According to the Pantone Institute, “Ultra Violet is a dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us to the future.”Ultra.....


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IFTF 2017, Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands

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UK: New thermoformed packaging 'snaps on'

The thermoforming plastics industry has conventionally had closure systems which lock by being assembled at 180 degrees to each other, but how about 90 degrees?This is what Macpac’s design engineers considered because it demonstrated huge potential for furthering and advancing thermoforming technology. Over.....


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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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Shine Wax Farm

New wax farm established in Israeli Arava Desert

Shine 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.....


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Russian scientists identify and describe new forms of orchids

At the 22nd World Orchid Conference held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Lobachevsky University was represented by Director of the Botanical Garden Alexander Shirokov and head of the laboratory at the UNN Institute of Biology and Biomedicine Lavr Kryukov who shared the results of their studies of the polymorphism of.....


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US: National Garden Bureau's Year of Program goes live

The “Year of the” promotion is ready to help growers, garden retailers (both on-line and brick-and-mortar) and garden communicators encourage consumers to discover and embrace four exciting crops per year. Promotional materials for the four 2018 “Year of the” crops are available now. Resources are available.....


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Interest for added value for flower processing at IFTF 2017

During the IFTF 2017, visitors paid a lot of interest in the added value possibilities that Bercomex can offer for cut flower processing businesses. Bercomex was both represented with a stand at the IFTF 2017 in Vijfhuizen as well as with a demonstration point in De Kwakel, where two rose processing.....


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Leatherleaf supply at 30-year low

Florida greens growers predict Valentine’s Day shortage

Floral greens farmers in Florida are putting out a message to the floral industry: Two major hurricanes in the span of 11 months has been too much for farms to bear. As the growers hustle to mitigate damage, and protect current and future product, retail florists should expect a very tight supply of.....


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UK: Metamorphosis Squire's Garden Centre in Woking has begun

The frame of the new Venlo construction at Squire's Garden Centre in Woking has been built. With a curved and a venlo greenhouse, almost 1,700m² of additional covered sales space will be created. After this Smiemans will build a spacious new entrance and replace most doors. Through all this the garden centre.....


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Dutch flowers for 'biggest Indian wedding of the year'

The wedding might be over, but the buzz about it continues on the world of the internet. One of the major questions surrounding the massive hype of actress Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli's wedding is managing the secrecy of the entire operation. Wedding designer Devika Narain, of Devika Narain and Company,.....


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January 16-18, Syracuse

US (NY): New location for Empire State Producers Expo

The 2018 Empire State Producers Expo will take place on January 16-18 at a new location: Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena & Events Center in Syracuse, NY. This annual show combines the major fruit, flower and vegetable associations of New York State in order to provide a comprehensive trade show.....


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Decorum starts with Royal Brinkman Service Engine

Last March Royal Brinkman launched a new product: the Service Engine tool. Due to the close collaboration between Decorum and Royal Brinkman, an exclusive pilot was started among a number of Decorum members, including Sion Orchids and Duijn-Hove. This pilot was successful and the tool is now being.....

US: Deadline is February 1st for AFE Scholarship applications

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is accepting applications for the Altman Family Scholarship and the Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship. Graduate students who have the skills and passion to become floricultural scientists and educators can receive up to $10,000.The Altman Family Scholarship was established by Ken.....

US: Jim Eason joins Bower & Branch Board of Directors

Bower & Branch, a group of independent family owned growers and garden retailers announced that Jim Eason, founder of Eason Horticulture Resources (EHR) joins its board of directors along with a financial investment. “Bower & Branch is positioned to take advantage of the growing consumer demand for.....


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at Schiphol

Drugs found in South American flower shipment

On Friday November 24, the Dutch border security at Schiphol found drugs in a cargo shipment of flowers. They found 54 packets of cocaine. The cargo originated from South America. picture: Royal Netherlands MarechausseeDetectives of Cargo-Harc team, together with the customs, intercepted the cargo after.....


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Eurotec releases Lowpad

New ultra-low AGV for internal transport

The launch of the Lowpad, with its height of only 12 centimetres, is Eurotec’s latest move on the AGV (Automatic Guided Vehicle) market. Since the Lowpad is up to 30 centimetres lower than regular AGVs, Eurotec clearly heralds a new era in the transport of goods in warehouses. The Lowpad can be operated.....


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Which came first: the chicken or the eggplant?