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'an important step within our industry towards “Living Wages”'

Selecta one, Wagagai Flower farm initiate new role model of trading fair poinsettias

Since 2016, Selecta one supplies Fairtrade certified young plants to their poinsettia growers besides conventional ones. All poinsettias are sourced from Wagagai Ltd. in Uganda. Besides improving health and safety measures, enabling freedom of association and collective bargaining the employees benefit from.....

Oasis introduces 100% biodegradable PlantPaper

Oasis Grower Solutions recently introduced its new PlantPaper, a 100 percent biodegradable paper wrap for plant propagation media for young plant production.PlantPaper is an all-natural, bio-based, wrap media that contains no glue and does not leave any chemical residues. PlantPaper can be used with most.....

C. Raker & Sons acquired by Roberta’s Unique Gardens

Last Friday, September 1, Roberta’s Unique Gardens (“Roberta’s”) of Waldron, Indiana and C. Raker & Sons, Inc. (“Raker”) of Litchfield, Michigan announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Roberta’s to acquire 100% of Raker’s business. The transaction is expected to close in the.....

Simon Earley anticipates more business after Brexit

Since Brexit and the general election result, UK growers have been faced with increasing uncertainty and consolidation in the UK market."Despite this uncertainty, it’s never been more important to retain a strong supply chain", says Simon Earley of Earley Ornamentals. "We believe the benefits of working with.....

"A sign of the customer's familiarization with the plant"

EU: Garden orchids demanded earlier in the season

"The end consumer is finally starting to get familiar with the garden orchid", says Pascal Lambe of Phytesia, a Belgian breeder, propagator and grower of garden orchids. Lambe was very satisfied with the finished garden orchid spring sales of this year and, as a result, he has high expectations for the.....

D.S. Cole showcases new varieties in 2017-2018 catalog

D.S. Cole Growers have released a new edition of their young plant catalog. The 2017-2018 catalog features many new varieties, including Senecio ‘Angel Wings’, a larger Echeveria assortment, the latest in both Patio and Garvinea Gerbera and Hellebores. The company's young plants are available throughout.....