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Friday, December 02, 2016


North American sales models impress Dutch entrepreneurs

How do large ornamental growers in North America market their products? This was one of the main questions of seven Dutch horticultural entrepreneurs who traveled through the continent last month. Looking for innovative ideas in the field of marketing, a handful of growers, exporters and retailers introduced.....

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Colombia: Over 150 hydrangea ideas at FlorAndina's Open House

Three days filled with colors and trends. Earlier this week, Colombian hydrangea grower FlorAndina held its open house. At their farm in La Ceja, Antioquia, the variety of colors, combined with the innovative tinting techniques formed more than 150 Hydrangea ideas and arrangements."The afternoons were.....

December 7, Zwijndrecht

NL: Jiffy opens new substrate mixing facility

On Wednesday December 7th, Jiffy’s new 1Plant will be officially opened by Dagfinn Andersen, CEO of Jiffy International AS, parent company of Jiffy Products International BV. Many of Jiffy’s customers and business relations have been invited to participate in the festivities around the official.....

Fair to become trendier and a source of inspiration

New direction for Plantarium

The board of the Nursery Trade Fair Foundation has chosen a new direction for Plantarium. “Under the name Plantarium 3.0, we are making the fair trendier and the event will also become a source of inspiration for green applications”, says chairman Jan Willem Griep.The new direction is being translated into a.....

Joyce Latimer, Virginia Tech

What’s the PGR guideline for my XYZ crop?

Many growers ask why the PGR companies, like Fine Americas, Inc., can’t just put the correct PGR rate for individual crops on the product label. Insecticide and fungicide labels are that specific. Why not the PGR labels?by Joyce Latimer, Virginia TechUnfortunately for growers, plants are not as consistent in.....

October 11-13 at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo

Japan: IFEX 2017 open for registration

Just a couple of months ago, the IFEX 2016 was held and for those who are interested in entering the Japanese flower industry or considering exhibiting at IFEX 2017, the registration is open. This 14th edition will take place from October 11-13 at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan.The IFEX is being held.....
Frans Nugteren (15 September 1928 – 29 November, 2016)

Frans Nugteren, founder of Ridder Group, died aged 88

The farmer's son who only remained on the farm, because he didn't want to let his father down, used his farming experience to set up the business. One of his first projects was to develop a ditching machine, simply because he hated having to dig ditches manually. The ditching machine soon became a.....

January 11, Lisse

NL: Registration open for Horticultural Entrepreneur's Prize ceremony

Who will win the Horticultural Entrepreneur's Prize 2017? On Wednesday, 11 January 2017, we shall finally know which entrepreneur demonstrated the best innovative and sustainable business acumen because that is when the winners will be announced. The Keukenhof is hosting the 31st Horticultural Entrepreneur's.....


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Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2016

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Audrey Vincent, Polypap:

New waterproof sleeve: "Over 80% consists of carton, kraft"

Being more environmentally friendly and offering flowers that last longer. This is the idea behind the new packaging concept of the French Polypap; the O Kraft. At the FloraHolland Tradefair, that took place earlier this month, Polypap's Audrey Vincent showcased this brand new concept that is added to their.....


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Tanzania: Flower growers turn to organic farming

Tanzanian coffee and flower growers seem to be ready to embrace organic farming and give up conventional agricultural practices that use synthetic pesticides and watersoluble synthetically purified fertilizers.A flower farmer from Hai District, Ms Alicia Godwin notes that with the climate change effects, the.....


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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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2017 landscape plant of the year: Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia

Yuki Cherry Blossom Deutzia has been selected as the 2017 Plant of the Year by Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs. Introduced in 2014, its popularity has skyrocketed among landscapers, gardeners and homeowners.Over ten years in the making, Yuki Cherry Blossom is the first-ever ‘Nikko’-type deutzia.....


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India: West Bengal government plans to set up orchid park

The West Bengal government is planning to set up an orchid park in north Bengal. The park, to be created in collaboration with a private company, is going to come up in either Alipurduar or Jalpaiguri district, where the government has enough suitable land at its disposal.An expert from Thailand has been.....


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Three containers needed for transport Furora

On Tuesday November 29, three containers were loaded on trucks. A big logistical operation to transport this flower processing system for tulips carefully to the customer.The three containers contain: a Furora and de-bulber that are destined for a customer in the USA. This tulip growing company has been.....


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Aquila Flower Farm:

Kenya: "We have nothing to hide"

Poor remuneration, sexual harassment and incorrect handling of harmful chemicals. According to the Kenyan news website The Star, working on Aquila Flower Farm is no walk in the park. According to the farms management, these stories are fictive and not based on facts. On Kenyan news website The Star, an.....


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UK: Ansell Garden Centre opens five days after it was destroyed by fire

Less than a week after it was destroyed by raging flames, the British Ansell Garden Centre is open for business.It opened doors on (November 25) to clear stock and will start selling Christmas trees today (November 28).The news has been welcomed by loyal customers, who are eager to return to their favourite.....


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Floral Agency, Wunderkammer decorate ‘Blumenhalle’ at Berliner Green Week

The Floral Agency and The Wunderkammer will be responsible for the realisation of the floral presentation in the ‘Blumenhalle’ during the International Green Week (IGW). This international green event, with some 400.000 visitors each year, takes place from 20 till 29 January 2017 in the Messe, Berlin. The.....


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December 2-17, Cancun, Mexico

Kew supports Mexico in race against time to protect biodiversity

One of the world's leading botanical science research institutions, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is celebrating 15 years of partnerships aimed at protecting Mexico's biodiversity during this year's Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties, CBD-COP13, in Cancun from Dec 2-17th.RBG Kew.....

January 24-27, Essen

IPM Essen 2017 presents current trends and info programme

From January 24 to 27, 2017, the international green sector will be guests at Messe Essen. At IPM Essen, horticulture will find not only innovative technology, soils and substrates for efficient production but also the unique possibilities of establishing important contacts with market-leading plant breeders.....

December 7, Chilton

UK: Hardy nursery stock substrate and nutrition workshop

AHDB Horticulture is one of several organisations currently funding two research projects examining future potential substrate blends and ways of monitoring nutrient levels in container-grown plant production. As part of CP 138 ‘Transition to responsibly sourced growing media use within UK horticulture’, a.....


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December 7, Zwijndrecht

NL: Jiffy opens new substrate mixing facility

On Wednesday December 7th, Jiffy’s new 1Plant will be officially opened by Dagfinn Andersen, CEO of Jiffy International AS, parent company of Jiffy Products International BV. Many of Jiffy’s customers and business relations have been invited to participate in the festivities around the official.....


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NL: Van Duijn takes over Tanke Transport

From January 1, 2017, Van Duijn expands its business through the acquisition of Tanke Transport. According to Van Duij, this fits in the strategy of Van Duijn to further expand and strengthen its network of conditioned (inter) national transport and its refrigerated storage and transfer.With the acquisition.....


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