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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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Russia: A nation of flower lovers

In recent years, the Russian government has made self-sufficiency a top priority. This has already resulted in a large number of new greenhouse projects for vegetable cultivation. But also in flowers and plants, Russia aims to become less dependent on imports. That's not all bad news for foreign…

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Mexico: Ornamental exhibitors enjoying new floriculture pavilion at Expo Agroalimentaria

The Mexican ornamental sector is growing and this trend was already visible at last year's Expo AgroAlimentaria Guanajuato, one of the largest farming events in North and Central America. This exhibition that used to be a real fresh produce show is receiving more and more interest from the ornamental…

Rosen Tantau's Freedom story

The importance of a good variety name

Have you ever heard about the Freedom story? If not, this perfectly indicates the importance of a good name. Freedom is a rose variety of German rose breeder Rosen Tantau and is currently one of their best red rose varieties. Rosen Tantau’s Sebastian Donoso tells us the story. Sebastian Donoso at the Expo Flor Ecuador.…

The skinny on dipping

It’s one thing to use biocontrol to manage pests in a greenhouse but it’s even better not to welcome them into the facility in the first place. Growers are catching onto that idea thanks to Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland). In a 2018 survey conducted by Vineland, two-thirds of growers who participated said they are using…

Van Herk Investments buys Ceradis from investment company Value8

Investor moves into Dutch greenhouse horticulture

The listed investment company Value8 announced on Tuesday 6 November that Van Herk Investments in Rotterdam has taken over the majority interest in Ceradis from Value8. The…

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US (IL): 2019 National Floriculture Forum - “Adding Value: Back to our Roots”

The National Floriculture Forum (NFF) will meet from February 16-17, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. The NFF continues an annual tradition dating back to the early 1990s, with an…

Isolcell in Bolzano to present its sanitizing and ethylene-reducing solutions

After attending Fruit Attraction with the aim of strengthening its position in the Mediterranean and finding new partners,  Isolcell  will attend Interpoma (Bolzano, 15th-17th November 2018 - Section CD, Stand D24/04). It is the perfect occasion to celebrate the company's 60th anniversary after the celebrations at…

IPM partner country Belgium gives Messe Essen a tilia platyphyllos 'Zelzate' as a gift

Belgium will be the partner country of the IPM Essen in 2019. The partnership was put under the motto 'Rooted in Craftsmanship Together'. The words have now been followed by deeds within the framework of a tree planting event. Since November 12, a summer linden has decorated the Messe Essen site. The…

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The impact of sustainable packaging on the floral industry

Sustainable packaging is no longer a term for the future. It's the current state of corporate responsibility and package designs. You can view the concept as an excellent investment not only for the environmental benefits but also as a powerful tool to improve your clients' sentiment towards your brand. What…

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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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Cut anthurium Saffron: Orange is back

The colour orange is back. With the introduction of Anthurium Saffron, Xanthu Anthogether is already making a move to give the colour orange a new impulse. Saffron is an orange/red spice. Saffron is known as the most expensive spice in the world and has a characteristic scent that is midway between honey and hay. The Anthurium Saffron…

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Lisianthus in the December Flower Agenda

The lisianthus, decorating interiors in the December months, has its roots in the Wild West and has come to Europe all the way via Japan. Consumers can read all about this natural beauty in the Flower Agenda at  Funnyhowflowersdothat.co.uk . Lisianthus’ origin  The lisianthus originates from North America where it grows in…

US: Petal It Forward generates 90 million consumer impressions

The hits keep coming for the Society of American Florists’ 2018 Petal It Forward. This year’s initiative didn’t just create goodwill and good feelings around the country — it’s also generated 90 million consumer impressions and counting, including high-profile placement in national publications and on…

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Hans van der Poel

Video: SquareFill 500+ in action at lisianthus grower Kwekerij Waalzicht

Hans van der Poel Mechanisatie en Machinebouw is a specialist in the field of unstacking and filling flower buckets for cut flowers. One of their popular products is SoloFill, a system that quickly fills buckets with the right amount of water. There is also the more advanced Quickfill system that…

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Germany: Autumn season gets underway with problematic conditions

In public parks, in the wild and in private gardens, we are now seeing plants that have withered or been damaged by the recent prolonged drought. Gabriele Friedrich talked about the import of this for tree nurseries, their range and prices with the Chairman of the Association of German Mid-sized Tree…

CAN (ON): Developing recommendations for more targeted greenhouse retention pond management

Retention ponds play an important role in helping Ontario greenhouse growers manage storm water. It’s not clear, however, how they influence water quality as the water flows from roof to pond and ultimately to surrounding watersheds and Lake Erie. Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG) have launched a project,…

Australia: Nursery & garden industry commit to a new business model

A new strategic direction, to move from the current federated model to a new model where businesses and associations are directly involved in their national body, has been…

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Russia: A nation of flower lovers

In recent years, the Russian government has made self-sufficiency a top priority. This has already resulted in a large number of new greenhouse projects for vegetable cultivation. But also in flowers and plants, Russia aims to become less dependent on imports. That's not all bad news for foreign…

Nigel Jenney - FPC

"We are extremely concerned about the lack of certainty, the lack of assurances that the UK government has provided"

The Brexit deadline is looming ever closer and the uncertainty is building. Do we have a deal? Don’t we have a deal? Considering that the UK imports 2/3rd of its fresh produce, what can importers do to prepare themselves and be sure of keeping fruit and vegetables on the shelves come March next year? “There is material…

China: Chrysanthemum industry helps villagers get rich

Local farmers in Sikou Town of Wuyuan County, east China's Jiangxi Province, are organized in recent years in a campaign to create a combination of trade company plus production coop plus farmer organisation in order to streamline the marketing of chrysanthemum, a traditional Chinese medicine herb. The…

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UK: Sudbury garden centre acquired by Essex family business

A Sudbury garden centre has new owners after being taken over by a family business from Essex. The business, in Newton Road, has been snapped up by the directors of family-owned Perrywood Garden Centre and Nurseries, from Tiptree, Essex. A spokesman said: “This is an exciting development for Perrywood, one of the UK’s leading…

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Binder/cutter combination to be launched at IFTF

During the IFTF in Vijfhuizen UFO Supplies will unveil the QuickBunch, a manual binder and cutter combination. Every flower bouquet, wherever produced in the world, is cut and bound several times between grower and consumer. A specific device is used for both operations and they take place one after the other. Almost…

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February 16-17, Chicago

US (IL): 2019 National Floriculture Forum - “Adding Value: Back to our Roots”

The National Floriculture Forum (NFF) will meet from February 16-17, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. The NFF continues an annual tradition dating back to the early 1990s, with an…

IPM partner country Belgium gives Messe Essen a tilia platyphyllos 'Zelzate' as a gift

Belgium will be the partner country of the IPM Essen in 2019. The partnership was put under the motto 'Rooted in Craftsmanship Together'. The words have now been followed by deeds within the framework of a tree planting event. Since November 12, a summer linden has decorated the Messe Essen site. The…

Mexico: Ornamental exhibitors enjoying new floriculture pavilion at Expo Agroalimentaria

The Mexican ornamental sector is growing and this trend was already visible at last year's Expo AgroAlimentaria Guanajuato, one of the largest farming events in North and Central America. This exhibition that used to be a real fresh produce show is receiving more and more interest from the ornamental…

January 29, Oxfordshire

UK: Healthy Plants, Healthy Business

The HTA, in association with APHA, are hosting a one-day conference, 'Healthy Plants, Healthy Business’, for anyone involved in the production, trading and retailing of…

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Isolcell in Bolzano to present its sanitizing and ethylene-reducing solutions

After attending Fruit Attraction with the aim of strengthening its position in the Mediterranean and finding new partners,  Isolcell  will attend Interpoma (Bolzano, 15th-17th November 2018 - Section CD, Stand D24/04). It is the perfect occasion to celebrate the company's 60th anniversary after the celebrations at…

Van Herk Investments buys Ceradis from investment company Value8

Investor moves into Dutch greenhouse horticulture

The listed investment company Value8 announced on Tuesday 6 November that Van Herk Investments in Rotterdam has taken over the majority interest in Ceradis from Value8. The…

Hayley Campbell-Gibbons

UK: First impressions count for the new AHDB Horticulture Chair

They say first impressions count. In my first week as an AHDB Sector Board Member I joined the November meeting of the Horticulture Board, of which I am the new Chair. I came away from that meeting inspired by the calibre of growers around the table, enthused by the knowledge and expertise of the AHDB…

Netherlands: VB plans move to new office

From 2019 VB will invest in a new sustainable office building with associated atrium and industrial building at the Galgeweg in Naaldwijk (Westland). The current building, at Jogchem van der Houtweg in De Lier, reaches the limits of its capacity and with a view to further growth it has been decided to…

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"Saving money and avoiding headache by using sea-freight"

In the last couple of years the Colombian floral industry has been facing some issues with the local airlines and its capacity to move all the flowers that departs from the country. “Especially with the flowers that go out of the city of Medellin, where in repeated occasions the logistics has collapsed…

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