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Friday, April 28, 2017


Germany: Innovative roof design for crystal clear ETFE installation

The customers of the German garden center Blumen Beier in Mannheim can now shop for their outdoor plants any time of the year. Thanks to the installation of the innovative 3,000 square meter retractable roof greenhouse, both plants, staff and customers are year round protected against dark, cold and wet.....

Beekenkamp, Westhoff, Gediflora, Flamingo Holland, Plug Connection

Strong colours on display at Floricultura Pacific

Also Floricultura Pacific was home to the California Spring Trials this year. At their location in Salinas they hosted five companies; Beekenkamp, Westhoff, Gediflora, Westhoff, Flamingo Holland and Plug Connection. In this article, we will present the highlights of each of these participating.....

Channel Island Plants

UK: New unrooted cuttings of annuals & perennials for 2017/18

Channel Island Plants (UK) are looking forward to an exciting new year with the introduction of a new look catalogue, featuring cultural information and more detailed information on all of the lines supplied. See below some of the many new varieties offered.Kerley & Co - Petunia Designer & Tumbelina.....

US: Customs intercepts pest in cut flowers

An agriculture specialist with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations at the Veterans International Bridge import cargo lot intercepted a “First in Port” pest in a shipment of eucalyptus branches. “Our CBP agriculture specialists play an important and challenging role in.....

Rosa Loves Me

"Roses with nostalgic shapes much sought after these days"

'Rosa Loves Me' is the new line of cut roses with a nostalgic garden shape. This type of cut roses is much sought after these days and was successfully presented to invited customers last week in Naaldwijk, Holland.These roses are grown by Molo River Roses, Kenya and the first two varieties from.....

More opportunities for cogeneration in Germany

The German government has published regulations for planned auctions for the country’s combined heat and power plants. The auctions are designated to attract CHP with up to 50 MW in capacity, with 100 MW on offer in the first auction set for December 2017. According to a first draft of the regulation based.....

The largest santini nursery in the world

The happy santinis are having a wonderful time in the 30 acre large nursery of Van Helvoort Chrysants. Marien Kuijntjes: “This is the largest santini nursery in the world, where a lot of effort is put in sustainable horticulture. Our MPS GAP certification means a lot to us.”He explains: “We keep an eye on.....


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New: environmentally friendly herb concept

Storytelling, being environmentally friendly and growing your own product. These are all hot topics and German plant wholesaler Gebrüder Cox highlights them in a single concept called "Schnauze voll!". This plastic-free herb concept was introduced at the Hortivation in June 2016 and won several innovation.....


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UK: Organic flowers blossom into spring

The polytunnels and cutting gardens at Organic Blooms are increasingly verdant daily – and this week’s sunshine has brought enough warmth to the tunnels for workers to shed their coats and fleeces.This early springing into life can be deceptive though – the young tunnel-raised plants are still tender.Last.....


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Shine Wax Farm

New wax farm established in Israeli Arava Desert

Shine Wax Farm is a new wax farm established by two young farmers in the Arava region in Israel. This area is considered unfit for growing wax because of extreme hot weather during the summer months and poor water quality, but these entrepreneurs succeeded to grow a product with large buds, big flowers and.....


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New Plantipp introductions at the Chelsea Flower Show

After the introduction of Clematis Amber last year, Plantipp is going to introduce three new varieties at the Chelsea Show that is being held on 23-27 May this year.Morus rotunbiloba Charlotte Russe (‘Matsunaga’), Clematis ‘Taiga’ and Leontopodium alpinum Blossom of Snow (‘Berghman’) are the latest.....


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US: Seattle Wholesale Growers Market celebrates sixth anniversary

Six years ago this week, a band of intrepid Pacific Northwest flower farmers opened the doors at a cold, nearly empty warehouse in Seattle’s Georgetown District, and the Seattle Wholesale Growers Market was launched.American flower and gardening enthusiast Debra Prinzing pays attention to this in her latest.....


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A reminder about fertilizer injector maintenance

Here’s a quick but very important refresher on fertilizer injector maintenance. Ensure they’re working properly on a regular basis to avoid extra headaches.How do I know if my injector is working properly?Hopefully damage to foliage wasn’t your first sign things were a little off. Some things to remember:The.....


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Perdue Joins White House “Farmers Roundtable”

Last Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue joined President Trump for a “Farmers Roundtable” at the White House to address issues facing the American agriculture community, as the president signed an Executive Order establishing an Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.The.....


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Germany: Innovative roof design for crystal clear ETFE installation

The customers of the German garden center Blumen Beier in Mannheim can now shop for their outdoor plants any time of the year. Thanks to the installation of the innovative 3,000 square meter retractable roof greenhouse, both plants, staff and customers are year round protected against dark, cold and wet.....


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US (IL): International Floriculture Expo introduces Iron Designer Competitors

The International Floriculture Expo announces the 10 floral artists and designers who will compete to become the 2017 Iron Designer Champion.Selected competitors will compete live at IFE in front of a cheering audience. Fresh cut floral and accessories will be revealed moments before the competition starts.....


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Registration for the 2017 AAS Summer Summit is Now Open!

The registration for the 2017 Summer Summit is now open. All-America Selections and National Garden Bureau are partnering with the Home Garden Seed Association to host a back-to-back event in upstate New York. Dates: September 5-8, 2017 Daily Overview:Tuesday, September 5: Registration is open from 4-6 p.m......

AIPH IGOTY awards open for entries

Known as the Oscars for plants, the 9th AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2018 is open for entries.Sponsored by Headline Partner, Royal Flora Holland, the event is conveniently taking place at the IPM fairground on Tuesday 23 January 2018 in Essen, Germany, alongside IPM Essen 2018.The.....


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India: Local floriculture official arrested in corruption case

Vigilance sleuths have arrested Anil John, Deputy Secretary, Floriculture department for his alleged complicity in a corruption case.According to a Vigilance spokesman, Anil John has been involved in making several illegal appointments as Project Officer, Command Area Rural Development Agency (CARDA) Jammu,.....


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CargoLogicAir: 100+ tons of flowers from Colombia to London

CargoLogicAir flew over 100 tonnes of roses, carnations and other favourites into London Stansted Airport from Bogota, Colombia, in time for UK Mother’s Day, celebrated on March 26 this year.Its Boeing 747-8 freighter and 747-400F aircraft generally handle less romantic cargoes such as a 10,400kg aero engine.....


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ABCs of warehouse management after holidays

Floral holidays can be chaotic for everyone. Working long hours and all the extra pressure of delivering that just-in-time promise to customers can cause a difficult aftermath (to say the least) and getting back on track with normal operations can take even more time when unexpected things happen, especially.....


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