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Monday, October 22, 2018

Photo report: Floral exhibitors at PMA Fresh Summit 2018

It's a wrap. On Saturday, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando (FL) closed its doors for the PMA Fresh Summit Conference & Expo. It is a major exhibition for the fresh produce industry, but the nummer of floral exhibitors is growing each year. Again this year, the floral section increased.…

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Carlos Oramas named PMA’s 2018 Floral Marketer of the Year

"On average, a US consumer buys 2.5 bouquets a year. We can do much better than that. And we will. Let's change that!", said Carlos Oramas, CEO of Gems Group, when receiving the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2018 Floral Marketer of the Year during the Floral Flamingle Reception on Oct. 19 at…

Iran exports flowers, ornamental plants to 30 countries

According to official figures Iran exported flowers and ornamental plants valued at $25 million to 30 countries in the year to March 21, 2018, said the head of Ornamental Plants Research Center of the Iranian Agricultural Jihad Ministry, IRNA reports. Speaking to Iran Daily, Mohammadreza Shafi’ei added this comes…

US: Bailey Nurseries to acquire Carlton Plants

Bailey Nurseries is acquiring Carlton Plants as of October 31, 2018. “Carlton Plants is very fortunate to have so many great employees, customers, and colleagues with whom strong relationships have been developed over the past 128 years. Carlton remains very strong and healthy because of them,” said Carlton General Manager…

TR: Van der Knaap reopens Antalya Substrat

Earlier this Month, the Turkish production site Antalya Substrat celebrated its grand reopening in the presence of customers, suppliers, staff, local government officials and partners from the foreign branches. Van der Knaap has a production site in Turkey since 2012. In recent years, the company had been working hard at this…

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US: Doug Holden receives AAS Breeder's Cup award

All-America Selections recently honored a horticulture luminary at their annual Awards Banquet, held this year at the LSU Ag Center’s Burden Botanic Garden. The banquet was a closing night celebration where industry representatives, judges, breeders, growers, retailers and resellers gathered to visit All-America Selections Trial…

US: Florists in all 50 states plan to Petal It Forward on Oct. 24

Nevada has joined the ranks of states participating in the Society of American Florists' 2018 Petal It Forward, officially making the effort nationwide, with events planned in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Colombia. Florists in 378 cities are hosting 415 local Petal It Forward events on…

FreshPlaza launches French edition

For our French-speaking readers, Uitgeverij Boekhout launches  www.freshplaza.fr . In this brand-new edition, the editors will keep readers up to date about the fruit and vegetable…

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EcoExpert six per shelf transport tray has Fc225 code

Modiform’s EcoExpert tray in auctions tray rebate scheme

Modiform’s EcoExpert trays are released into the auctions tray rebate scheme of Royal FloraHolland. The EcoExpert tray design, moulded from waste carton fibre, has passed the tray tests and has directly been given settlement code Fc225. From today growers can obtain their rebate. Currently it is the six per shelf…

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Piet Buysman in favor of more nuanced story about PlanetProf

"Growing organic not always feasible"

Herb grower Piet Buysman, Andijk: “Retailers more often want Skal and PlanetProof certified products.” In his experience, organic growing is not always possible. “Moreover, it remains to be seen which brand offers the most environmental gain.” He pleads for a complete and nuanced story about On the Way…

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Deliflor introduces Fireball (Santini)

The new orange Santini of Deliflor has been given a name that suits its appearance: Fireball. A bright orange ball that will not stay unnoticed, with dark leaves and its contrasting flowers. From week 43 Fireball will be supplied by Lianda Flowers with 25,000 stems a week. Grower: Lianda Flowers Amounts: 25,000 stems a week VBN-code: 118568 For more information Deliflor…

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UK: Vlogging, boosting, and targeting your consumer at the HTA Marketing Forum

The HTA Marketing Forum took place at Horticulture House, Chilton, on 17 October and aimed to give delegates an insight into the advances in marketing to help them ‘Stand Out from the Crowd’. Covering all disciplines of marketing, the key takeaways from the day were: Reports of retail death are greatly exaggerated, as despite 69% saying they shop online…

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Marc Molitor, Mecaflor

Creating hand-tied bouquets at full speed

In North America the demand of hand-tied bouquets is growing, with retailers asking for uniform and complex products. Making these bouquets is pretty hard work though. To keep up with a certain speed and quality, workers have to be well-trained. In South America, finding these skilled workers is a…

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Iran exports flowers, ornamental plants to 30 countries

According to official figures Iran exported flowers and ornamental plants valued at $25 million to 30 countries in the year to March 21, 2018, said the head of Ornamental Plants Research Center of the Iranian Agricultural Jihad Ministry, IRNA reports. Speaking to Iran Daily, Mohammadreza Shafi’ei added this comes…

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These are the best garden centres in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Garden Centre Association members in Scotland and Northern Ireland are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening on Wednesday, August 29 at Simpsons Garden Centre. In Scotland The Mains of Drum Garden Centre was awarded Garden Centre of the Year in the Garden Centre (GC) category…

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Cal Poly students begin harvesting flowers to decorate school’s 2019 Rose Parade float

Construction on the Cal Poly Rose Parade float is well underway. But this past week, work got started on another — perhaps more subtle — aspect of the float: harvesting the flowers that will decorate this year’s entry. Students grow and harvest a portion of the plants from the on-campus Rose Float flower fields. These…

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US: Florists in all 50 states plan to Petal It Forward on Oct. 24

Nevada has joined the ranks of states participating in the Society of American Florists' 2018 Petal It Forward, officially making the effort nationwide, with events planned in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Colombia. Florists in 378 cities are hosting 415 local Petal It Forward events on…

Photo report: Floral exhibitors at PMA Fresh Summit 2018

It's a wrap. On Saturday, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando (FL) closed its doors for the PMA Fresh Summit Conference & Expo. It is a major exhibition for the fresh produce industry, but the nummer of floral exhibitors is growing each year. Again this year, the floral section increased.…

Carlos Oramas named PMA’s 2018 Floral Marketer of the Year

"On average, a US consumer buys 2.5 bouquets a year. We can do much better than that. And we will. Let's change that!", said Carlos Oramas, CEO of Gems Group, when receiving the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2018 Floral Marketer of the Year during the Floral Flamingle Reception on Oct. 19 at…

November 7-8, Ghent

Nutrient management study tour in Belgium

Join AHDB for an overseas study tour to visit PCS (Ornamental Plant Research Station) and local growers around Ghent in Belgium. This is a chance for hardy nursery stock (HNS) and ornamentals growers to discuss nutrient management in container-grown crops, examine the potential of real time plant nutrient monitoring and…

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TR: Van der Knaap reopens Antalya Substrat

Earlier this Month, the Turkish production site Antalya Substrat celebrated its grand reopening in the presence of customers, suppliers, staff, local government officials and partners from the foreign branches. Van der Knaap has a production site in Turkey since 2012. In recent years, the company had been working hard at this…

FreshPlaza launches French edition

For our French-speaking readers, Uitgeverij Boekhout launches  www.freshplaza.fr . In this brand-new edition, the editors will keep readers up to date about the fruit and vegetable…

Mike Allan takes the helm for North American business at Certis USA as Tim Damico retires

Effective November 1, Mike Allan, Certis USA Vice President, North America, will assume the responsibilities for Certis USA’s North American business as Tim Damico, Certis USA Executive Vice President retires after 20 years with Certis USA and its predecessor company, Thermo Trilogy. Mike Allan, Tim Damico Jow-Lih Su,…

US: Bailey Nurseries to acquire Carlton Plants

Bailey Nurseries is acquiring Carlton Plants as of October 31, 2018. “Carlton Plants is very fortunate to have so many great employees, customers, and colleagues with whom strong relationships have been developed over the past 128 years. Carlton remains very strong and healthy because of them,” said Carlton General Manager…

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New data loggers introduced at PMA

DeltaTrak will introduce the next generation FlashLink Mini PDF In-Transit Logger at PMA Fresh Summit, Booth 1562, October 19 - 20, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida. According to Frederick Wu, President and CEO of DeltaTrak, “The FlashLink Mini PDF has been upgraded to…

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