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Monday, August 20, 2018


Pablo Restrepo Samper, Excellence Flowers:

China: "Supplying for Valentine's Day results in year-round demand"

Friday August 17th was Chinese Valentine’s Day. People in China and Taiwan celebrated love with lots of flowers. Some of them were coming from Colombian rose farm Excellence Flowers. “Naturally there is a high demand for red roses, but tinted roses are quite an attraction as well. For those we get especially.....

Ad van Heesbeen, Asra Plant

A peek at Belgium garden plant nursery Asra Plant

Ad van Heesbeen has worked more than 25 years as entrepreneur of Asra Plant. When he met grower Robert Huijbregts about 13 years ago there was a good business click, and they decided to merge their nurseries. Ad mainly takes care of sales and Robert is focused on cultivation. Along with Ad's wife Annemarie,.....

Oregon’s nursery industry grows to new heights

The Oregon nursery industry climbed to its second best sales year on record in 2017, according to newly released figures from the Oregon Department of Agriculture.The state’s wholesale and retail nurseries tallied an estimated $947.7 million in sales during the calendar year, which was more than enough to.....

March 13-15, Ho Chi Minh City

Second HortEx: a gateway to Vietnam's billion-dollar market

HortEx Vietnam 2019 – The 2nd International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam will return from 13th to 15th March, 2019 after its debut in 2018. The event had a kickoff meeting on 18th July, 2018 at the Queen Sirikit National.....

The British minister of Foreign Affairs visits Dutch Flower Group

Important visitors at the Dutch Flower Group. On August 16, the United Kingdom’s minister of Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt came to visit the exporters.The news was shared by director of marketing at DFG Marcel Zandvliet on LinkedIn. Besides the minister, Nick Heath, Deputy Head of Mission of the United Kingdom.....

US: Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation awarded 14 grants totaling $137,000

Keeping Frederick Carl Gloeckner’s direction and vision in focus, the Board of Directors and Officers of the Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation met on June 2nd to review proposals submitted from many highly qualified researchers from more than 20 colleges and universities in the United States. Covering a very wide.....

US (OR): University seeks to breed better lilacs

The Ornamental Plant Breeding Program at Oregon State University is attempting to create a better re-blooming lilac and make it more blight resistant.“We want a really good re-bloomer,” said Ryan Contreras, an associate professor of ornamental plant breeding at OSU.“(Lilacs) bloom in early spring, and they.....

October 10-12, 2018:

Japan: Curious who is exhibiting at the IFEX?

In less than two months, the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan will open its doors for the 15th edition of the IFEX. It is said to be one of the largest flower exhibitions in Japan and can therefore be considered as the gateway to enter the Japanese market or increase market share in this country. Curious who.....


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Berg Hortimotive renews pipe rail trolleys:

New foot switch pipe-rail trolleys is more ergonomic

At the end of 2017, Berg Hortimotive decided to renew the foot pedal, which is used to drive and stop pipe-rail trolleys. The old foot pedals that were used before, among others on the Benomic series pipe-rail trolleys, can now also be replaced by a new, more ergonomic version. When the new foot switch is.....


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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.....


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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.....


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Denmark: New series of bio roses named with champagne

On Thursday August 16th the naming of a new series of Kordana organic roses made by Rosa Danica took place at the opening of the Flower Festival in Odense. The different varieties of the Bio roses were presented in a mix of all colors available. The minister of energy and climate Lars Christian Lilleholt.....


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Brussels rolls out flower carpet

For a few days every two years, the Grand-Place in Brussels rolls out the red carpet -- of flowers, that is. Photo credit: Erik De MolThis year's masterpiece contains more than 2,000 square meters of begonias, dahlias, grass and bark. The impressive display was created in less than four hours by 120.....


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new name for Quality Buncher Pro

Bercomex adds Flora BunchMaster to stable

The Quality Buncher Pro is the first product from Potveer that has been added to the Bercomex product range. This automatic bunching machine will be marketed by Bercomex under a new product name: The Flora BunchMaster.New operating system based on existing Bercomex software platformThe product features of.....


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"EU-Africa free trade will create more imbalances"

The European Union can boost development to and stem migrant flows from Africa by completely opening its market to the region, German Development Minister Gerd Müller said on Wednesday.At the European level, Müller wants to see the introduction of an Africa Commissioner who will connect the numerous threads.....

Zimbabwe targets $200 million in flower exports

Zimbabwe is looking forward to develop about 1,000 hectares of cut flower plantations – mostly roses – in the next five years as it seeks to boost foreign currency inflows.In 2002, Zimbabwe exported cut flowers worth $60 million, according to ZimTrade, making it the second largest exporter after.....

UK: HTA issues update on water situation

Above average rainfall in spring this year meant the UK started the Summer with generally healthy water supplies. However, despite recent rainfall, demand for water remains high so water companies are continuing to ask everyone to please use water wisely.Some water companies are in discussion about their.....


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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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"New York’s flower district is dying"

West 28th Street once boasted more than 65 wholesalers. Now it’s a handful of second- and third-generation shops. As nearby hotels and condos shoot up, skyrocketing rents have forced out wholesalers and florists who can’t keep up, a pattern seen all over the city as bank branches and drugstore chains appear.....


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February 20-22, Milan

Italian landscape industry gathers at Myplant & Garden

Myplant & Garden, the B2B trade fair for landscape, garden and horticulture in Italy points the spotlight on the world of green design with workshops, seminars, meetings with designers, exhibitions and a creative contest for designers and professionals in the industry.From sports facilities to design.....

US (CO): Consumers pick favorite flowers at Annual Trial Garden

The first ever Consumer Day at Colorado State University’s Annual Trial Garden was held Aug. 11. The flowers of CSU’s Annual Trial Garden are judged each year by industry evaluators, but this year consumers got the opportunity to help choose Colorado’s top performing flowers. Participants at Consumer Day had.....

Visit the world's most beautiful flower parks in 3 minutes

VIDEO Flowering plants that form a sea of color. It attracts the attention of many and has proven to be a great attractor of tourists of all nationalities. In this 3-minute video, the most beautiful flower parks are highlighted and the majority seems to be based in Japan, the Netherlands and Dubai.

November 13, Nottingham

One Step At A Time – after dinner speech at Cultivating Retail

Telling his compelling, uplifting and honest story, James Golding is to be the record holding, inspirational after dinner speaker at Cultivating Retail.Jointly hosted by HTA and GIMA, Cultivating Retail takes place on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. This new one.....


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The British minister of Foreign Affairs visits Dutch Flower Group

Important visitors at the Dutch Flower Group. On August 16, the United Kingdom’s minister of Foreign Affairs Jeremy Hunt came to visit the exporters.The news was shared by director of marketing at DFG Marcel Zandvliet on LinkedIn. Besides the minister, Nick Heath, Deputy Head of Mission of the United Kingdom.....


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Delta Cargo appoints new operations director

Delta Air Lines Cargo has appointed Rafael Figueroa as Managing Director – Cargo Operations and Customer Experience, a role previously held by Julian Soell. Effective this fall, Rafael will transition from Aeromexico Cargo to Delta Cargo, to lead a team of over 1,600 employees, managing Delta’s worldwide.....


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