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Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Photo impression Hortitec 2017:

Brazil: Despite crisis, opportunities for growth

PHOTO REPORT The Brazilian horticulture industry is affected by the country's crisis, but the opportunities for growth seem to be huge. These chances are recognized by many in the industry and this was visible in the interest for one of Brazil's largest horticultural trade shows; Hortitec. "Even though the crisis, the.....

How the bumblebee coincidentally saved the greenhouse industry

Bumblebees, beneficial insects and mites are probably the most loyal residents of a grower's greenhouse. But having them around is not all as natural as you think. Did you know that it was by a coincidence that a Belgian veterinarian discovered the power of bumblebees for greenhouse pollination? It was a.....

Royal FloraHolland:

NL: Cut flower prices under pressure by warm weather and French holiday

Period 6 from 22 May up to 18 June 2017 at Royal FloraHolland ended with a decline in sales of 6%. The turnover was € 20 million less than a year ago.The decline in sales is due to the disappointing sales to France, because Ascension Day fell just before Mother’s Day and many French people were away for the.....

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Increase popularity of your flower in Japan with IFEX Flower Awards 2017

Want to increase the popularity of your variety in the Japanese market? IFEX Flower Awards can help you with their award contest with the subtitle "The future best sells chosen by flower shops and designers". All participating varieties will be promoted in the Japanese flower industry before the IFEX takes.....

week 26

Chrysanthemum blooming test of Royal van Zanten Colombia

The annual chrysanthemum blooming test of Royal van Zanten Colombia this year takes place in week 26. More than 60 varieties can be admired in the demo greenhouse, including the pink plush chrysanthemum 'Golosina', the lime green, filled floral spray chrysanthemum 'Fairway' and the newest yellow, filled.....

Report well attended Relations Day

NL: Floricultura: "knowledge sharing = multiplication of opportunities"

On Wednesday June 14th, orchid specialist Floricultura organized the annual event ‘Een wereld te winnen!’ (‘Win a World!’) during the FlowerTrials for domestic and foreign relations. More than 150 visitors saw, among others, how Rene Hendriks of Opti-Flor, also on behalf of Marco Hendriks, received the Klaas.....

August 24, St. Charles, Missouri:

Hummert organizes 35th Annual Grand Expo & Buying Event

On August 24, the largest horticultural buying event in the Midwest will again take place at the Saint Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri. Featuring over 32,000 products; there’s something for everyone in the industry, from garden centers, landscape companies, nursery owners to institutions.....

NL: IAA-Fresh to sponsor Flower Bulb Junior Tournament

This year, IAA-Fresh again decided to sponsor the HTC (Hillegomse Tennis Club, Hillegom is a village in Holland) Flower Bulb Junior Tournament (ITF Juniors). This tournament, to take place right in the heart of the Dutch main bulb production area, attracts young talent from all over the world, including.....


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Packagingmore »


Dillewijn Zwapak joins Florint as a partner

International Florist Organisation Florint welcomes a new partner organisation: Dillewijn Zwapak, known for its packaging solutions for flower and plant products.Competition from other flower retail outlets, particularly the supermarkets, keeps increasing in most countries. More than ever, therefore, it is.....


Organicmore »


Ellepot introduces paper for organic plant propagation

True organic, high-yield cultivation is now a reality, thanks to a new all-natural paper for young plant propagation from Ellepot A/S. Ellepot Organic is the world’s first certified, sustainably harvested and 100% bio-degradable product.Natural and certifiedEllepot Organic is the first input material to be.....


Open fieldmore »


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.....


Noveltiesmore »


US (IL): Sunshine delphinium named in honor of John Simko

Floral professionals gathered during the 8th Annual Flower Naming Ceremony to recognize one individual’s lifelong contribution to the global floriculture industry.Kevin Barry of Big Y Foods presented the honor to John Simko, President and CEO of Sunshine Bouquet Company and 40 year industry veteran.Barry.....


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Harris Seeds launches blog for vegetable & flower growers

Harris Seeds has launched a new blog, “From the Ground Up” to provide helpful growing advice, cultural tips and techniques as well as inspiration for vegetable and flower growers, operators of farms, roadside stands, greenhouses and farmers’ markets. Its primary objective is to share valuable and relevant.....


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Tom de Beer, Verhagen Leiden:

NL: "No more pushing, dragging or sweeping thanks to automation"

It is clear that the internet has changed our lives and this development will go even further. The Internet of Things is about to take off and companies are preparing to adapt their organization in light of this. At Verhagen Leiden, this is one of the tasks they're facing. Tom de Beer, Operations Manager at.....


Market informationmore »


Bulgaria: Tough year but good harvest for oil rose growers

If there is a sector in the Bulgarian economy, where Bulgaria has been among the global leaders for years, this is certainly the growing of oil-bearing roses, Rosa damascena and Alba, and the extraction of high-quality oil from their blossoms, which is used by the most famous and luxurious brands of perfumes.....

Azerbaijan: Zagatala revives floriculture industry

Floriculture in Zagatala is being viewed as a high growth industry. Commercial floriculture is becoming important from the export angle, as floriculture has higher potential per unit area than most of the field crops and is therefore a lucrative business.A flower processing plant will soon be opened in the.....


Garden centermore »


NL: Intratuin opens 8,000 m2 garden center

In spring 2019 Deventer will have a new shop to its name: the new Intratuin, which will be opening in this old Hanseatic city on the river IJssel. But there is still a lot to be done before then. Which is why owner Hendrik Vreeman commissioned Thermoflor in May 2017 to handle the construction and to.....


Floristerymore »


Who will be the next winner of the Wim Hazelaar Trophy?

The first edition was held in November 2016. Karin Pasman received the Mobach Wim Hazelaar Trophy out of the hands of Ruud Hazelaar. She was the first winner of the competition, organised during the International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair. The question is who will be her successor, as the.....


Eventsmore »


US (OR): Controversy and innovation for nursery growers

Nursery industry authority, Dr. Heinrich Löesing, will conduct two key seminars, sponsored by J. Frank Schmidt and Sons Co., at Farwest 2017 with special relevance for producers of hardy nursery stock. The Farwest Show takes place August 23-25, in Portland, OR.Traveling from Germany, Dr. Löesing will shed.....


Company newsmore »

Richel Group obtains ISO 9001 certification

The Richel Group has obtained the ISO 9001:2015 certification for its activities regarding the design, manufacture and sale of production greenhouses and storage sheds."As a reflection of Richel Group's commitment to the quality of its products and the excellence of its services, this certification,.....


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US: Off-shore grown cutting certification pilot launches in October

AmericanHort and the Society of American Florists are collaborating with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to initiate an offshore certification program for unrooted plant cuttings. A six-month pilot program is expected to be launched on October 1, and will.....


Logisticsmore »


Weekly flights from Nairobi to Yorkshire

Doncaster Sheffield Airport is celebrating winning a new cargo contract, bringing flowers and vegetables to the UK for some of the country’s largest retailers.The airport has secured a deal with Network Airline Management who begin a weekly MD11 service from Nairobi to Yorkshire this week. It will be the.....


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