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Monday, July 16, 2018

US: Industry unites at Cultivate'18

Outside the Greater Convention Centre Columbus, the temperature is high and the humidity is as well. Inside, the air-condition is on full power, and business is as well. Cultivate'18 kicked offthis weekend. With over 660 exhibitors and countless visitors, it seems like the complete Northern-American.....

How will you nurse your cyclamen through the summer?

Most of this season's cyclamen have already been potted. Schoneveld Breeding put together some tips to help you grow a successful crop.Pest controlTo keep the numbers of insects in and around the greenhouse low, make sure you remove weeds in and around the greenhouse and that you mow the grass regularly......

The gloves are off for foxglove aphids

Having trouble controlling foxglove aphids in your greenhouse? You’re not alone.Foxglove aphids are problematic for greenhouse growers and many believe that commercially available natural enemies offer low efficacy, leaving them with no other choice but to use pesticides. In an effort to mitigate this.....

NL: Phalaenova celebrates 10th birthday

In 2008, former bell pepper grower Joost van Adrichem of Phalaenova in Brielle, delivered their first Phalaenopsis plants to Noviflora in Honselersdijk. Because of this, all employees of Noviflora got surprised by two large cakes this week that Van Adrichem came to give himself together with sales manager.....

UK: A look inside Eden Project in Cornwall

You have probably heard about the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. It is said to be the largest rainforest in captivity and has become a popular visitor attraction. One can recognize the project by the two biome buildings, each consist of several domes joined together, that are nestled in the large crater......

MPS-A qualification for Darwin Colombia SAS

MPS honored the achievements of Darwin Colombia SAS in the area of sustainability by officially presenting the recognition for obtaining the MPS-A qualification in July 2018.Darwin Colombia began perennial unrooted cutting production in 2002. In August 2014, Ball Horticultural Company acquired the company.....

Commercial growers get new wood fiber option

Lambert Peat Moss Company offers commercial growers a new wood fiber option with its EcoPeat product and complete line of EcoPeat Mixes (EPM).“We’ve been utilizing the many benefits of EcoPeat for years, and as pioneers in this field, we are pleased to evolve the use of this powerful ingredient,” explains.....

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DecoWraps introduces 70% Recycled HDPE Plastic Packaging

"Trying to make a difference, however small"

Every year the world produces approximately 311 Megatons (MT) of plastics, with an ever increasing demand, and it is estimated this quantity will quadruple by 2050.78MT of this plastic production can be attributed to single use plastic packaging. Of this plastic packaging, only 5% is currently being recycled.....

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UK: Organic grower on an environmental mission

Rosebie, founder and flower farmer at the Real Flower Company, has always had a mission to grow flowers as nature intended. She planted her first rose bushes for cutting in 1992 and is adamant that it is our duty to leave the land we farm and the world around us in a better condition than we found it. Each.....

Open fieldmore »

Growing peonies in the French sun

At Valentinfleurs the three Valentin brothers grow peonies. My Peony went there to check it out which resulted in some great insight into this originally Dutch horticultural company now turned fully French.Since 2006 they have been growing peonies in as many all natural ways as possible. In the open ground.....

Noveltiesmore »

'Schloss Moyland'

Pellens Hortensien christens own hydrangea variety

Schloss Moyland, a new hydrangea variety (Hydrangea macrophylla) will be named, which has been selected by Pellens Hortensien and will now be marketed all over Europe. "The special aspect of this variety is its fascinating play of colours while bursting into blossom," company owner Andreas Pellens describes.....

Marketingmore »

Summer Flowers: in the August Flower Agenda

Summer is associated with colour, warmth and happiness: beautiful sunny days welcome blooms Delphinium, Allium and Gladiolus. Consumers will find lots of inspiration and information on origin of these summer flowersDelphinium is a typical horticultural product of the English,.....

Machinesmore »

Little robot looks after plants

Tianqi Sun, CEO of robotics firm Vincross, has created a delightful mod of his robot Hexa which cares for a houseplant when the owner is too forgetful to water it.Hexa is a small crab-like looking robot, which is available to buy for $949 and is designed to give people the chance to experiment with.....

Market informationmore »

Total store view by adding floral data

July 9, 2018 IRI announced that it is integrating both fixed and random-weight floral department data into its perimeter market measurement service, which currently features fresh department views for produce, deli, bakery, meat and seafood. Combined with IRI’s existing, already broad fresh foods and.....

Kenya's horticulture sector eyes Chinese market to boost revenues

Kenya's horticulture sector is seeking to increase sales in the Chinese market in order to boost revenues, the industry said on Tuesday.Hosea Machuki, the CEO of the Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya, told a media briefing in Nairobi that currently less than two percent of horticultural exports.....

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Denmark: New garden centre for Hobbyland

In the town of Roskilde, about 35 kilometres west of Copenhagen, Smiemans Projecten will build a new garden centre for Hobbyland next to their existing building. The owner of Hobbyland wants to divide the construction of this project into two phases. The construction for the first phase will start in.....

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US: New trends spread at AIFD Symposium

From June 30 - July 4, the AIFD (American Institute of Floral Designers) Symposium was held in Washington DC. It is one of the most important events for floral designers in the USA, not only because each year they graduate new floral designers but because new trends and ideas are spread there.And this makes.....

Eventsmore »

UK: Awards and accolades at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has awarded 154 medals to the gardens, floristry and floral and plant exhibitors at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, sponsored by Viking Cruises.In addition to 64 Gold Medals, 38 Silver-Gilt Medals, 42 Silver Medals and nine Bronze Medals were also.....

July 25, Oxfordshire

UK: Plant area managers, buyers reminded to sign up for Plant Area Forum

Plant area managers and buyers are being reminded to book their places at the third annual Plant Area Forum at Ball Colegrave this month (July, 2018).Places are available for the event, facilitated by inspector Roger Crookes, on Wednesday, July 25 for £79 per person and can be booked via or by.....

US: Syndicate Sales wins Innovation Battlefield at IFE

Hundreds of new products were showcased at the 2018 International Floriculture Expo, but only 5 were selected to participate in the annual New Product Innovation Battlefield Competition.Competing products this year were the FreshPaq by Chrysal, Team Flag Roses by Farm Direct Corporation, Mini Sasha Hydrangea.....

German flower influencer Marion Schouten promotes Imara and Calliope

On June 21st, Syngenta Flowers showed their Imara and Calliope assortment to German growers and retailers, during the first PopUp Show, an event for Syngenta's German customers.Both products complement the wide range of Syngenta, for growers, retailers as well as consumers. To communicate this throughout the.....

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Russia: URALCHEM gets 4.3 million USD for environmental projects

In 2017, URALCHEM continued financing activities related to environmental protection, energy savings and resource conservation. Priority targets in these areas are the minimisation of the negative impact on the environment, as well as the rational use of natural and energy resources. In total, 270 million.....

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Lufthansa Cargo markets air cargo capacities on the spot market, the provider of an airline-independent digital platform for marketing and booking of air freight capacities, and Lufthansa Cargo seal their cooperation with a cooperation contract. Lufthansa Cargo is thus opening up a new digital sales channel for the spot segment. The globally available.....


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