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Friday, September 23, 2016

Subati Flowers continues as Subati Group

Kenya: Subati to add herb, fruit cultivation

The large Kenyan rose grower Subati Flowers will expand their assortment with herbs and fruits. A new 20 ha greenhouse is now under construction and they expect to start the herb cultivation by next year. Their fruit trees are just planted and these will be harvested in five years. Due to the addition of.....

Nutrimite boosts tobacco whitefly control in Poinsettias

An independent trial in Poinsettias has shown that growers can significantly boost operational margins by employing the nutritious food supplement Nutrimite in Bemisia tabaci control strategies. Ecophyto, in the context of the French government’s programs aimed at lowering the use of plant protection.....

September 23-24, 2016:

Kenya: Naivasha Horticultural Fair kicks off

Today, the Naivasha Horticultural Fair took off. Stakeholders from the flower industry sector display their products at this outdoor event, which is considered to be the largest horticultural fair in Africa. It is in its 14th year and attracts an audience from across the continent and Europe. It is.....

What are the odds for greenhouse construction:

Horticulture in Iran: Sleeping beauty or a mirage?

After nearly 37 years of sanctions, Iran is open for trade relations again. So far two horticultural exhibitions and a few trade delegations have taken place, but what are the real odds for the development of greenhouses?Tehran: Iran's capital that is home to 9 million people. Sleeping BeautyLet's.....

Woodburn Nurseries chooses the Vitoy

Visser/Toyota Vitoy forklift a hit in North America

The Visser/Toyota Vitoy has become very popular in the North American horticulture market, Bellpark Horticulture reports. Many growers like Woodburn Nurseries have all chosen the Visser Vitoy because of its quality, ease of service and many features and labor cost savings.With its large pneumatic dual tires,.....

Dutch growers produce the most chrysanthemums in Europe

The Netherlands is the market leader in the export of chrysanthemums. In 2015 a total of €250 millions worth of chrysanthemums was exported. Colombia is the next largest export country with €162 million in export value in 2015. In this article, market specialist Sheila Mahmood of Royal FloraHolland gives a.....

US: Hawaiian flower industry suffers from mainland competition

According to a recent report from the United States Department of Agriculture, the preliminary value of Hawaii’s floriculture and nursery products is estimated at $67.4 million. That’s down from the almost $68 million generated in 2014.The 2015 mark represents a 19-year low for the state. The previously low.....

Why CEO Bob Pringle swapped his bank job for flower power

The late summer sun is glinting off the Fraser River and the industrial buildings of south Burnaby. It’s a warm morning, with just the faintest hint of autumn as buyers bid on the fragrant lots coming forward at the largest Dutch-style flower auction on the continent.Wholesalers and retailers place bids on.....

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Flowers Expo Moscow 2016

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IFTEX 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

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First contract for European ‘Malus Royal Raindrops’ signed

The American breeder of the new ‘Malus Royal Raindrops’ (‘JFSKW5’), J.F. Schmidt, recently signed the first European contract with Plantipp B.V. and Baumschule Ley in Germany.Art Anderson of J.F. Schmidt and Christoph Dirksen of Baumschule Ley signed the contract (photo: Peter van Rijssen).The ‘Malus Royal.....

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Sande Holland and PlentyPlants introduce "GreenCubez"

Under the brand name "GreenCubez", PlentyPlants and Sande Holland are introducing the first square ornamental pot from high-grade, water-resistant cardboard. Easy, light-weight, environmentally friendly, affordable and stylish. The high-quality prints make GreenCubez suitable for plants in the higher market.....

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Fluwel research

What is the environmental impact of the Dutch flowerbulb sector?

For the past few years, customers have been asking a question that is not only important to them, but also to exporters and producers, and that is: what is the environmental impact of the flowerbulb sector? Are the flowerbulbs I am buying in a web shop ‘organic’? Are flowerbulb companies damaging our.....

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Ben Hogewoning, My-Peony:

The French peony season in full swing

The peonies in France are ready to be harvested. "Last week, we received the first French peonies. Now, the numbers are increasing and only today, 100,000 peonies arrived at our processing station in the Netherlands," says Ben Hogewoning of My-Peony, a platform that distributes the peonies of a selection of.....

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NL: Arend Roses introduces Red Eagle during customer event

Arend Roses places its latest rose, Red Eagle, centre stage during the customer event taking place in Maasland on 8 September. It’s the sixth new product that they are launching this year. Managing director Remco van der Arend describes the flower as “the star striker in the Premier League of red roses”......

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Ahold USA launches exclusive Queen Latifah floral collection

Ahold USA announced an exclusive partnership with award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer Queen Latifah on a new floral line. The Queen Collection is a first-of-its-kind line of floral bouquets and plants designed by Queen Latifah, reflecting her style. Beginning October 7, the new line will.....

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Woodburn Nurseries chooses the Vitoy

Visser/Toyota Vitoy forklift a hit in North America

The Visser/Toyota Vitoy has become very popular in the North American horticulture market, Bellpark Horticulture reports. Many growers like Woodburn Nurseries have all chosen the Visser Vitoy because of its quality, ease of service and many features and labor cost savings.With its large pneumatic dual tires,.....

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Kenya urges other African countries to ratify EU trade deal

The Kenyan Parliament has ratified the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union to give the country an extension of quota-free, duty-free market access to the EU after September 30.The ratification paves the way for a three-month window period to January 8 when East African Community heads of.....

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UK: 7-acre garden center for sale in Bedfordshire

A nursery and garden centre situated on a site of circa 7 acres bordering the River Ivel in Bedfordshire is for sale.Langford Nursery and Garden Centre is a successful business benefitting from a good range of buildings and a modern restaurant. There could also be scope to live and work on site and to.....

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Partnership finalized with Interflora Denmark

Flowers of Dutch Verdel at 430 florists in Denmark

The Dutch flower exporter Verdel and Interflora Denmark are launching a partnership. Florists of Interflora Denmark are passing through a test period in September to ensure a successful and smooth running of the implementation of the partnership in October. Interflora's goal for the coming years is to give.....

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October 5 & 6, 2016, Niagara Falls, Canada

Learn about greenhouse environment at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference has prepared a speaker program that addresses the challenges faced by today’s flower, vegetable and nursery growers. Two full days of sessions is aimed at equipping growers with information necessary to thrive in today’s marketplace. Complete details are on the website.....

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US (CA): Woman says she lost orchid farm job due to pregnancy

A former Merced County woman claims a Dos Palos orchid farm refused to allow her to return to work after her pregnancy and told other employees to avoid becoming pregnant because “there are too many babies coming,” according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court.The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity.....

US: New managing director for Green Leaf Plants

Blair Hoey has joined Aris Horticulture, Inc. as managing director for its Green Leaf Plants division.Hoey has a broad, well-rounded background in horticulture and perennial production with over 20-years of experience in all aspects of supply chain management.This includes greenhouse production and.....

Photo Report FlowersExpo 2016

PHOTO REPORT Exchange rate, hope, trust and positivity were the key words during the FlowersExpo that took place last week. From 13 till 15 September, growers, breeders and suppliers showcased their new and existing assortments at the Crocus Expo in Moscow, Russia. was present to make a full photo.....

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Container Centralen liaises with customers on CC Solid introduction

"A shared pool of reusable transport items is a shared responsibility"

On June 16th, CC communicated its intention to introduce two new shelves for the CC Container, these being the CC Solid and the CC Air. Over the last few months they have been talking intensively with many of their customers about the new shelves and the proposed introduction program.The introduction of a.....


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