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Netherlands: Plantion celebrates centenary

Plantion has been around for 100 years. In the very early morning, at 06.00 am last Wednesday, the fact that precisely 100 years ago a couple of growers in Utrecht laid the foundation for the current cooperative and company Plantion, was commemorated at the Plantion clock. CEO Peter Bakker gave a speech and.....

Jürgen von den Driesch, Brandkamp:

"Mixed containers beloved among young generation"

Mixing different plants in one pot. It is a beloved trend among the younger generation in Central and Northern Europe and an upcoming trend in Eastern Europe. This is explained by Jürgen von den Driesch, Sales Manager at German breeder and young plant grower Brandkamp. In 2015, they have put their first so.....

SPID introduces new propagation trays and crates

S.P.I.D. will introduce a number of new propagation trays at the upcoming European horticultural trade shows. The French manufacturer has again used the technical advice from a number of plant raisers to develop the full range of cultivation containers.Sandrine Quenea and Mickael Lescoet of SPID TraysOver.....

Benary announces joint venture in China

Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH are partnering with Jintian Seedling Company and ICAN Seed to create a new company focused on providing young plants to the rapidly growing Chinese bedding plant market. This new joint venture, called Jinpin Flower Seedling Company (Jinpin means “golden quality” in Chinese), is.....

The challenges of propagating organic herbs

How do you produce organic herbs with less chemicals and clean production? Over the last years, the demand for residue free products has increased. But even though the techniques and tools to produce organic products improved over the years, it remains a challenging task and especially for the producers of.....

Decorum Winter Fair

NL: Green plants are doing well again

PHOTO REPORT Decorum Company organized the Winter Fair for the sixth - or is it the seventh? – time again. And as before JoGrow, representing the largest range, is hosting it in the prime space it has available for it.After years of decline and even years in which many fellow growers were forced to quit or switch to.....

World's largest fern firm in the spotlight

Yesterday, one of worlds largest fern propagators Vitro Plus opened its doors for the Dutch Minister of Economic affairs Henk Kamp. According to Kamp, this Dutch company is a pioneer in the field of development and innovation. Besides producing many millions of ferns yearly, Vitro Plus recently drew.....

Beijing Nabobay Horticutral, Graff Kristensen

AIPH IGOTY Awards: China, Denmark are finalists in young plants category

Young plants growers from China and Denmark have reached the finals of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2017.Beijing Nabobay Horticutral Co., LtdChina Nabobay is developing with a strong momentum in the rose industry. Its finished.....

Manfred Heekeren, Jacob und Heekeren Staudenkulturen:

'In-the-shelf flowering sedums highly demanded'

Today's consumer likes to buy their plants already flowering. But this can't always be achieved with sedum plants: many varieties do not flower in the shelves, since their flower stems often break during transport. For this reason, breeders are continuously investing in enhancing sedum varieties in this.....