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Friday, February 24, 2017


director of the Floral Agency

Nico de Jager (54) passed away

Due to a tragic accident, the co-owner of the marketing company the Floral Agency passed away. Nico de Jager and Francine van Wijk, his wife and co-owner of the company, were on holiday in Belgium. Nico will be brought back to the Netherlands next week where the funeral will take place. More details about.....

Greenlife is 'BOOM'ing business for Boomaroo Nurseries

Entering the greenlife market as a vegetable seedling producer - it's not an easy task, but Australian company Boomaroo Nurseries took their chance and started to grow ornamentals about ten years ago, expanding their range and offer under the BOOM brand in 2014. This brand combined with their multi million.....

New disbud potted mum series of Dümmen Orange

Combining three colors year round with Cosmo

The disbud potted chrysanthemum used to be a seasonal product, but can now also be cultivated year round and can even be combined and grown in one container. Last year, this so called Cosmo potted mum series was introduced by Dümmen Orange and the first plants were put on the market by the Dutch growers.....

Sjaak Bakker appointed CEO of HortiMaX

On 1 March 2017, Sjaak Bakker (age 47) will be appointed CEO of HortiMaX and will step down as Commercial Director of Flier Systems in Barendrecht, the Netherlands.In his new position, Sjaak Bakker will lead HortiMaX's management team. He will take over the role from Joep van den Bosch, who will shift his.....

Esther “Grandma” Gerace, matriarch of Welby Gardens, passes away

The matriarch of Welby Gardens, Esther “Grandma” Gerace, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children on Monday, February 20th, 2017. She was 96 years old.Esther and Alex were the foundation of the Gerace family business, Welby Gardens. Esther’s love for flowers inspired Welby Gardens to grow.....

Direct flights from Kenya to US

Kenyan airlines have been granted security clearance by U.S. authorities for direct flights to the United States, Kenya's minister of transport said on Thursday, having improved infrastructure at Nairobi's main airport, Reuters reports."Kenya Airways will immediately apply for approval to codeshare with U.S......
2 and 3 March at Joytech:

United Selections holds annual open days in Ethiopia

On Thursday 2nd of March and Friday 3rd of March 2017, United Selections will have their annual open days at Joytech, Ethiopia. There is a new range of varieties to be showcased on the two days. The showhouse is ready and on flush. You're warmly welcomed to learn more about the new assortment for the.....

US (CA): Carpinteria Valley flower industry shifting toward marijuana

Forty-five years ago, Dutch immigrants began arriving in the Carpinteria Valley to escape strict government regulations in the flower-growing business. But now, since dabbling in the morphing marijuana industry, they are begging to be regulated.Growers say the once successful flower trade in Carpinteria has.....


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Thoruplund comes with flowers in a box

Gartneriet Thoruplund has come up with an innovative concept: flowers in a box.With the Flowers for you box (P.P.), the top section of which can easily be removed by the customer. The waterproof base can be used as a pot, which can be placed directly with the plant anywhere in the home.The box can be used in.....


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UK: Organic Blooms becomes certified organic

Organic Blooms has cause to celebrate on this cold February day because after a 2 year process their land has finally converted to Organic status, under the Soil Association."Many people ask why it is so important to us that our flowers are certified organic. From our perspective, it’s simple – we feel that.....


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"soil is removed easier from the plants"

NL: New digging machine for Rijnbeek & Son

A new and exclusive digging machine has been specially designed for Boskoop, The Netherlands based Rijnbeek & Son. Delivery was taken earlier this month for immediate work on bareroot lifting.Arno Rijnbeek takes up the story. “We have been talking to Van Gerven, the supplier of the machine, for the past.....


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US: Van Belle expands hardy hydrangea offer

“This winter continues to be especially tough on landscaping for much of America,” says Kevin Cramer, Marketing Manager for Bloomin’ Easy, a line of plants aimed at busy homeowners. “Heavy snow, ice and large temperature swings can damage our plants to the point where replacement is the only option. The.....


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Lane DeVries, Sun Valley:

US: "We shouldn't keep focusing only on two holidays"

Women's Day (March 8th) is dedicated to celebrating women and honoring their achievements by expressing our respect, appreciation, and love. Originally founded in New York City in 1909, Women's Day is celebrated around the world; in the U.S., the popularity of this holiday has been rising over the last three.....


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Transplant shock can be minimized with better fit plant holes

Ellepot introduces a new driller machine to further enhance the use of the Ellepot system. The machine is designed to drill a perfect-fit transplanting hole in conventional pots, loose filled trays or other larger ellepots. By doing so, root damage is minimized and the plant experiences a reduced.....


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Romania: Flower demand up for Valentine’s Day, Dragobete

Magnolia flower shop, a major retailer on the Romanian market, posted an 180 percent increase in demand for Valentine’s Day and Dragobete. The flower shop offers its customers the option to order flowers both in its shops as well as online, both in Romania and abroad. On Valentine’s Day, the most popular.....

US (CA): Growers wrestle with wet, cloudy conditions

Intense rain in central and northern California is complicating logistics for some flower growers, but it’s the cloudy conditions that are affecting production, say some area growers.In Encinitas, Mike Mooney, sales manager at Dramm & Echter, said that cloudy weather — not rain — has decreased gerbera.....


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UK: Study tour gains insight and inspiration from Holland

It was an action packed few days for garden centres and suppliers attending the HTA Garden Retail Study Tour in Holland last week.The tour began on Wednesday 8th February with a visit to the Elho factory where the group heard the latest trend information and ideas from this family company that was.....


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Florists wanted for British Flowers Week photoshoot

New Covent Garden Market, the team behind British Flowers Week, are launching a competition to find five fantastic florists with front page grabbing designs to be the stars of this year’s British Flowers Week photoshoot.The five featured florists, to be chosen by an expert panel of judges, will each create.....


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March 4-13, Tainan City

Taiwan: Create your own orchids in virtual reality

The Taiwan International Orchid Show 2017 (TIOS 2017), one of the three main international orchid shows, will introduce VR technology to turn visitors’ mobile phones into virtual dream orchid breeding machines.The show will be held from March 4 to 13 at Taiwan Orchid Plantation in Houbi District, Tainan.....

June 26-28, West Des Moines

US (IA): FarmHer introduces Cultivate event for women

Cultivate by FarmHer is a national event that will bring together women from all walks of life who share a love for agriculture and a desire to collaboratively bring light to how their lifestyles are impacting the world around them. The event will be hosted June 26-28, 2017 in West Des Moines, IA at the.....

May 23, Eindhoven

NL: Lighting for Horticulture Conference

The inaugural Horticultural Lighting Europe Conference is presented by PennWell Corporation and supported by the PennWell LED & Lighting Network, comprised of the industry’s leading publications and tradeshows including LEDs Magazine, Lux Review, Strategies in Light, The LED Show, LuxLive, Lightspace dot.....


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Sjaak Bakker appointed CEO of HortiMaX

On 1 March 2017, Sjaak Bakker (age 47) will be appointed CEO of HortiMaX and will step down as Commercial Director of Flier Systems in Barendrecht, the Netherlands.In his new position, Sjaak Bakker will lead HortiMaX's management team. He will take over the role from Joep van den Bosch, who will shift his.....


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Aiming at smooth ride for flowers & perishables

Flowers & perishables transported by air were discussed at the ‘Air Shippers’ Forum – Flowers & Perishables’ hosted by Saudia Cargo on the first day of the three day event Air Cargo Africa.The forum presented an excellent platform for shippers and other stakeholders involved in the supply chain to.....


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