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Decorum starts with Royal Brinkman Service Engine

Last March Royal Brinkman launched a new product: the Service Engine tool. Due to the close collaboration between Decorum and Royal Brinkman, an exclusive pilot was started among a number of Decorum members, including Sion Orchids and Duijn-Hove. This pilot was successful and the tool is now being.....

MNP Flowers to introduce new varieties

MNP flowers (the Netherlands) introduces new plants and varieties from the Japanese breeder Suntory, among others, onto the European ornamental horticultural market. MNP flowers have several selection specialists, who all have in-depth knowledge of the European horticultural market. Together they.....

US: Deadline is February 1st for AFE Scholarship applications

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is accepting applications for the Altman Family Scholarship and the Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship. Graduate students who have the skills and passion to become floricultural scientists and educators can receive up to $10,000.The Altman Family Scholarship was established by Ken.....

US: Jim Eason joins Bower & Branch Board of Directors

Bower & Branch, a group of independent family owned growers and garden retailers announced that Jim Eason, founder of Eason Horticulture Resources (EHR) joins its board of directors along with a financial investment. “Bower & Branch is positioned to take advantage of the growing consumer demand for.....

PanAmerican Seed culture page available in multi-language translations

PanAmerican Seed provides new plant culture online in multi-language translations across its wide range of greenhouse products. Beyond accurate and real-time culture details available in English, all PanAmerican Seed GrowerFacts now include translations in Spanish, Dutch, German, French, and Italian. In some.....

March 21-23, Guangzhou

Vendela flower from Kunming to gain global reach at Flower Expo China

Flower Expo China 2018 is less than 100 days away. The floor plan and exhibitor list are now available on the official website and visitor registration is also currently open. Let’s check out featured Yunnan exhibitor, Kunming Vendela flower Co., Ltd.Kunming Vendela flower Co., Ltd. - Booth M215, Hall.....

Oboya Horticulture changes MTF listing to Nasdaq First North

Oboya Horticulture Industries has applied for, and received, conditional approval for trading on Nasdaq First North. The first trading day for the Company’s shares on Nasdaq First North will be December 18th, 2017. Trading with the Company’s share on AktieTorget will be terminated and the last trading on.....

Aldi to only sell sustainable flowers and plants

As the first German retailers, the ALDI Nord and ALDI SÜD corporate groups have announced a purchasing policy for flowers and plants, reports GlobalGAP. The discounters are expanding their commitment to sustainability and are committed to ensuring that all cut flowers and potted plants come from sustainable.....

CFIUS completes review of proposed merger of Bayer and Monsanto

Bayer and Monsanto announced that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has completed its review of the proposed merger, and has concluded that there are no unresolved national security concerns with respect to the transaction.The acquisition is subject to customary closing.....

UK: Smithers-Oasis expands Floralife production capabilities

Smithers-Oasis Company has expanded its capabilities in its United Kingdom manufacturing facilities to include the production of Floralife liquid flower food sachets. Located in Washington, a district of Tyne and Wear, the Smithers-Oasis production campus includes three facilities totaling more than 11,000.....

US: New account manager East Coast at Koen Pack

Keith is celebrating 40 years in the floral industry. He started his floral career working for a greenhouse after school. Since then he has worked in many facets of the floral and plant business, including retail, wholesale, franchising and ownership. He knows the hard work, long hours and dedication it.....

US: The story behind the roses that last a year

Everything's coming up roses for Venus ET Fleur, the company behind the rose arrangements that last a year. The New York City-based company started with a budding romance. Sunny Chadha sent roses to his then long-distance girlfriend, now fiancée, Seema Bansal for Valentine's Day, but the flowers arrived in.....
Environmental Science North America

Bayer appoints Burgess Perry to head of marketing

Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, announced that Burgess Perry has been named Head of Marketing for Environmental Science North America. In this role, Perry is responsible for leading the marketing initiatives of the business unit for the United States and Canada,.....

Hapag-Lloyd, Kuehne + Nagel go for 17% CO2 reduction by 2020

Hapag-Lloyd and Kuehne + Nagel have committed themselves to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions in their common container-transport activities. The Carbon and Sustainability Pact that both companies concluded in the last few days calls for a 17 percent reduction in CO2 emissions per container moved.....

Tambuzi Australia announces re-launch and new varieties

Tambuzi Australia is proud to announce the re-launch of 36 Garden, Scented and David Austin varieties including several new releases into the Australian marketAfter an extensive trial process and testing, Tambuzi Australia have identified and selected a catalogue of varieties perfect for their Australian.....

Grandiflora Nurseries and Interplant Roses celebrate 25th anniversary

Today, during the Interplant Open House, Harry Schreuders from Grandiflora took the opportunity of emphasizing the fact that Grandiflora and Interplant celebrate their 25th anniversary in business. He did this by handing over a special gift to Interplant's Robert Ilsink. Both gentlemen shook hands while.....

Mayer GmbH & Co. KG: 50 years in 50 countries

The anniversary of the potting machine

Commercial horticultural enterprises have been benefiting from the know-how of Mayer since 1967. With its innovative solutions that promote production efficiency, Mayer GmbH & Co. KG is continually setting new standards in the sector. The company's many customers throughout the world are more than.....
Christian de Jong succeeds Wim van Rijn

New director at Sjaak van Schie

As of November 1, Wim van Rijn is no longer the General Director of Sjaak van Schie BV. Wim, who has reached the respectable age of 72 winters, has been an important part of the company on a personal and organisational level for years. We are therefore delighted that Wim will remain involved in the company.....

Accu-Power line from Birchmeier wins Taspo Award 2017

On October 27, the winners of this year's Taspo Awards were honored. Birchmeier Sprühtechnik AG received the coveted trophy in the "Innovative Product" category for its Accu-Power line. "We are very proud of this important award," says Jürg Zwahlen, owner of the company. "It shows once again that Birchmeier.....

NL: Physical plant clocks Royal FloraHolland will remain

As long as the physical plant clocks of Royal FloraHolland in Aalsmeer and Naaldwijk fulfill their function, they will remain a part of the marketplace. This has been agreed upon by the board of the auction organization with the ‘Keep the plant clock' action group.The action group is satisfied with this.....

iFlora launches new online trade platform

Becoming an all inclusive system for every stakeholder in the floriculture industry. That is the aim of recently launched platform iFlora. "Basically it tries to reduce the link between the grower and buyer, who we believe are the two biggest stakeholders in the Floriculture industry, and offers direct.....

Acquisition BonarAgro finalized, name change to IFG Cresco

Last July, Low & Bonar announced its intention to sell its BonarAgro business and associated production unit in Lokeren to the International Fibres Group (IFG). The sale between Low & Bonar and IFG has now been fully completed.The decision has also been made to change the company name to IFG Cresco.....

NL: JV Plant sends first plants to Oman

Last week, Dutch trader JV Plant BV, who mainly exports to Scandinavia, Italy, Russia and the Baltic States, sent a first order for houseplants to Oman. And that's both a coincidence, says director Jan Vledder, as well as a nice addition to the business."With the green plants and the garden plants, you do.....

New in-store waste solutions by WaterWick

AimFresh introduces a new line of in-store waste solutions for potted plants, by WaterWick. This year WaterWick introduces the WaterWick Transport Tray & WaterWick Buffer Tray. WaterWick is the blue & white rope which draws water from a reservoir, to help the plant stay in its happy plant zone. At.....

J. Berry Nursery hires supply chain manager, production resource planner

Scott Sterling and Jim Steger have joined the J. Berry Nursery team to provide a smooth door-­to-­door experience for nurseries, greenhouses, and brokers.Scott will focus on brand development and plant production partnerships, deepening relationships with current partners and creating opportunities with new.....

US: Dümmen Orange grows domestic leadership

Dümmen Orange will be transitioning management of North America to its domestically grown leadership team. The local team has grown from 10 to 90 individuals in the last 5 years. Perry Wismans sees this as a pivotal moment to hand over leadership to the local North American-based team, “the next generation.....

Launching Floriday at the FloraHolland Trade Fair 2017

During the Trade Fair 2017 the first version of Floriday will go live. You can register here to be among the first to log in on Floriday.This first version gives a good impression of the current developments. It does not yet have all the planned functionalities. We shall give users access to the new platform.....

Philips adds Climatrol to North American partner network

Philips Lighting has signed a partnership agreement with Climatrol Solutions, located in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The partnership with Philips Lighting enables Climatrol to offer LED lighting products to greenhouse growers of high-wire fruits and vegetables and ornamental young plants and.....

NL: 't Nieuw Bos rebrands as Artisan

Phalaenopsis nursery 't Nieuw Bos from Nieuwaal will be rebranded as Artisan from January 1, 2018. With a new name and a new look, the company will be officially transferred to Wilco Verhoeven. On Friday, October 27th, all employees were informed about the new strategy and corporate appearance by means of a.....

Beekenkamp Poinsettia Trials

Twinkle, twinkle, superstars

In the afternoons of 8th and 9th, 15th and 16th of November, Beekenkamp opens their doors to show the full range of Poinsettias. During the Poinsettia Trials they show their existing, pre-commercial and competitor varieties. Beekenkamp has been a breeder and propagator of Poinsettias for years. During these.....

US: Dümmen Orange acquires McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture

Dümmen Orange has acquired McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture, US-based wholesale plant brokerage firms. Dümmen Orange breeder activities and McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture brokerage activities will continue to be managed and operate as autonomous business units.“The McHutchison and Vaughan’s.....

Netherlands: Porta Nova builds expansion at Waddinxveen location

Rose breeder Porta Nova will build an expansion right across the road from the Waddinxveen location at the Abraham Kroesweg. Over 8.5 hectares of greenhouse will be constructed within a couple months. The first signs are already there. Small wooden stakes have been put at every spot where later a wooden.....

US: How Farmgirl changed the floral industry

She grew up on a farm in Indiana, but it was not until years later that Christina Stembel really started thinking about flowers. While working at Stanford University, she noticed the floral centerpieces her department ordered ran as much as $200 a pop. Stembel started digging, and soon realized she’d hit on.....

UK: Plant nursery and garden centre The Arium opened

The plants being grown in the brand new The Arium greenhouse, are sold in the company's brand new garden centre. The British company celebrated the opening of the new facilities last week.The Arium is located in Leeds, in the North of England. The old nursery in the city is being torn down due to.....

UK: Farplants promotes Andy Merrick to Head of Sales

Following strong growth this year for the nursery co-operative Farplants, Andy Merrick has been promoted to Head of Sales.Andy Merrick, previously the Garden Centre Sales Manager for the West Sussex based plant wholesaler, has been appointed to Head of Sales to continue the company’s growth plans. Since.....

New catalogue Dillewijn Zwapak presented

Have you ever had that sense of wondering whether your eyes are deceiving you? For instance, you are admiring a painting in a museum, and as you are about to move on you blink for a second and then suddenly see something in a completely different way. The artist has used his creativity to provoke your.....

Vision BloomyPro: in the pocket of every consumer

“7 billion people making floral arrangements with our tool. That’s our dream! Eric Egberts, founder and owner of software company BloomyPro, shares the latest developments of the young company, which started 5 years ago and has been active in the business to business for 2 years now."We are already in the.....

Tass nursery shows off new Crocata colour

As the first in the world, Tass nursery claims to have grown new colours of Calathea Crocatas. Besides the well known bright orange Calathea Crocata Tassmania, the grower previously managed to grow the green/orange Ventura.Now the grower reports that a new plant has been added to the assortment: the.....

US: Arden Bull, National Ornamental Manager at Nufarm, retires

Nufarm announced the retirement of long-serving National Ornamental Manager Arden Bull. Arden’s career spanned 47 years in agriculture and specialty crop protection, including 28 years of turf, ornamental, greenhouse, and nursery technical sales. Arden has led ornamental sales at Nufarm Americas, Inc. for.....

Uganda: Flower companies receive free zone licences

Uganda’s leading flower exporting companies, Rosebud Limited and Premier Roses, have been given Free Zone licenses by the Uganda Free Zones Authority.A Free Zone is a designated area in which companies are taxed either lightly or not at all, so as to encourage economic activity.The Free Zones law was set up.....

PlantPaper comes to Colombia and Ecuador

HSI is expanding the cooperation with PlantPaper. The partnership started with the continent of Africa. From now on, HSI is the exclusive sales partner for Colombia and Ecuador.The paper developed by PlantPaper has a very open structure which results in a better air circulation in the rooting area of the.....

NL: Special Orchids takes over Celine Colours

For most cut Cymbidium growers in the Netherlands, the season runs from September to May. Special Orchids has been used to harvesting their flowers during these months, but from 1 December this is going to change. "With the acquisition of Celine Colours, we will be able to supply our customers year round,.....

US: DVFlora promotes breast cancer awareness

During the DV Cares Event, DVFlora employees gathered to show their support for those in celebration and those in memory by wearing pink.With the money raised last year added to the money raised by selling t-shirts, pretzels, bracelets and donations this year they have raised over $3,100. Drivers wore pink.....

durable rattan basketwork from our factory in Indonesia

Van der Sar Import introduces sustainable rattan Terima Kasih

Dutch company Van der Sar Import from De Lier will supply baskets and floristry products made from durable harvested rattan from Indonesia in 2018. The baskets are made in the factory of Van der Sar Import on Java.Van der Sar Import introduces the durable rattan products under the brand Terima Kasih, which.....

US (CA): Easter lilies hit hard by rains, cold temps and wildfires

This year’s Easter Lily crop in the West Coast of the USA experienced several severe setbacks, so much so that a very dismal (size-wise) crop has been harvested. Specialists of the Ednie Flower Bulb/Fred C. Gloeckner & Company team explain how the crop was first hit by heavy rains, cold temperatures and.....

Willem van der Voort joins Levoplant management

As of January 1 2018, Willem van der Voort will join the management of Levoplant. He will lead the company together with current directors Henry Duijvestijn and Ron Fransen.Willem van der Voort (48) has been the general director of potted plant nursery Sjaloom in Waddinxveen and earned his stripes with.....

NL: Floriculture poses special challenges for screen supplier

A lot is being written about large new construction projects. And they're executed unbelievably fast. Within very little time a greenhouse appears in the landscape. All over the world, new hectares of greenhouse glass are popping up.But also the smaller and technically more challenging projects, such as.....

NL: SO Natural cultivation even more sustainable

As the company name already indicates, sustainability is an integral part of SO Natural. With pride, the grower announced that the MPS-ProductProof certificate obtained this week is another big step forward in their ongoing endeavor to cultivate as sustainable and as biological as possible.MPS-ProductProof.....

Marianne de Winter leaves De Winter Logistics

In mid November 2017, Marianne de Winter of the family company De Winter Logistics will leave her role as director. The step is both logical and strategic for both the company and Marianne.The company was founded by Ton de Winter in 1992. A small five years later brother Eric de Winter enters the company......

Responses to departure FloraHolland CEO Lucas Vos

There's always speculation when the big boss leaves. In this case - Lucas Vos will be leaving his position of CEO of Royal FloraHolland as of January 1 and will be succeeded by the current CFO Steven van Schilfgaarde - the speculations are very varied. Google it: from praise for vision and leadership, to the.....

UK: Glasshouse Heating System Maintenance – are you struggling?

At Ebtech, their client base is telling them that there is a massive hole in the UK market for companies that supply maintenance and smaller scale alteration works to commercial glasshouse heating systems – does your company suffer from this?There are a number of companies that will come into the country.....

Svensson selected as one of Europe's top inspiring companies

The London Stock Exchange Group lists Svensson in this year’s “1000 Companies to Inspire Europe” report, an important landmark publication highlighting the most influential small and medium sized businesses across Europe. "We are honored to be selected as one of the most dynamic, innovative and fastest.....

Mark Wilson joins Fluence Bioengineering as VP of Sales

Mark Wilson has joined the Fluence leadership team as Vice President of Sales. Wilson brings more than 35 years of experience in the commercial horticulture industry, most recently with Syngenta and Ball Horticultural, to lead worldwide sales in food, medicinal and ornamental crop production.“The commercial.....

5th International Meeting at Schneider young plants

This September (21st-23rd) Schneider young plants held its 5th International Meeting. This year was particularly successful as the great majority of the partners were present. This means 50 professionals from no less than 20 different countries, including newly acquired partners from the.....

New Big Bale press and Klasmann-Deilmann silos

A new Big Bale press and three vertical silos for the storage and dosage of raw materials were recently taken into use at the production location of Klasmann-Deilmann Benelux in Schiedam. This will allow the processing of raw materials to be conducted even more hygienically, increase the production capacity.....

Golden medals for HBA at IGA Berlin 2017

On the final day of the IGA Berlin on October 15, the Hydrangea Breeders Association (HBA) received the State Award in Gold for the best plant breeding efforts. With as many as five gold medals for individually awarded novelties, HBA was by far the lead-winner of all contenders at the novelty contests of the.....

CAN (AB): Thiel's Greenhouses ventures into hydroponics

Greenhouse owner Nadine Stielow started testing hydroponic growing technology last spring and saw the fruits of her labour come to life literally in the form of lettuce and other vegetables this summer.With the successful testing, the next step launching campaign to raise $25,000 this fall, which helps the.....

UK: Allensmore Nurseries breaks ground on expansion

Work has started on the development of a further 9 acres of outdoor production at Herefordshire-based Allensmore Nurseries’ Madley site.This latest development is in response to current and anticipated increased demand for the company’s expanding range of high quality perennials.Commenting on their latest.....

US: Oregon Lean Consortium now open to new members

After a successful year of improvements, the Oregon Nursery Lean Consortium is now open to new members. Greenhouse and nursery growers — and their suppliers — are invited to join the 2018 program year.The consortium brings together improvement leaders from multiple companies to learn and apply Lean.....

Protected Cropping Australia appoints new board

The PCA has elected the following new board members for the period of 2017-2019:PCA Chair, Nicky Mann - Roses & Berries to Go P/L - F&V Berry Grower SectorEmily Rigby, Cedar Hill Flowers - Floriculture Grower SectorNam Ly, Stoller Australia - Allied Trade SectorPCA Treasurer - Folco Faber, Apex.....

Veiling Rhein-Maas publishes initial results of 2017 suppliers’ survey

At Veiling Rhein-Maas they are constantly seeking to improve their performance, which is why they conducted another suppliers’ survey in June and July of this year. The objective of this brief survey is to find out how satisfied suppliers are with the various sales channels and what their future expectations.....

Lucas Vos steps down as FloraHolland CEO

Lucas Vos, CEO of Royal FloraHolland, has decided to step down. In his place, the Supervisory Board will appoint Steven van Schilfgaarde, currently CFO of the cooperative, as new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2018.Lucas Vos: "I enjoyed the past four years, and I'm very proud of what we've.....

Cargolux passes ‘Enhanced IOSA’ audit

Cargolux Airlines International S.A. today announced that the airline has passed its sixth IOSA audit with an exceptionally good result. The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the operational management and control.....

Trapping more bugs and thrips

With better insect traps an infestation can be detected earlier. Insects can be captured better and rendered harmless. As a result, less crop protection products are needed to fight the infestation. Earlier this year, the public-private collaboration ‘Visuele attractie van plagen’ (‘Visual Attraction of.....

US (FL): Dosatron International receives Exceptional Employer Award

Dosatron International are one of ten businesses in the State of Florida to be recognized for being exceptional employers of people with special abilities.The 12th annual celebration was held at Tallahassee City Hall and was part of the October Disability Employment Awareness Month. Margaret Cote, from The.....

UK: Repotting the New Covent Garden Market

Filmed over three weeks, Repotting the Flower Market tells the story of the move of an icon to its new home. Follow the journey of the incredible traders, florists and customers as they share their feelings, memories and hopes for the future of this very special market.Source: New Covent Garden Market

1-800-Flower.com now available via the Google Assistant

1-800-Flowers.com announced that customers can soon enjoy the ease and convenience of ordering floral gifts, and select gourmet food offerings, directly via the Google Assistant. A quick menu of gifting categories allows on-the-go customers to select gifts and place orders, for delivery nationwide, using the.....

NL: Plantion donates ten thousand euro to charity foundation

On the 11th of October, Plantion donated a check for ten thousand euro to the Gelderland region 'Stichting Ambulance Wens' (Ambulance wish foundation). This amount was collected by Plantion during activities to mark their hundredth anniversary. Stichting Ambulance Wens with its volunteers fulfills last.....

Royal FloraHolland

Yme Pasma succeeds Marcel Claessen as COO

After over 11 years as chief operations officer (COO) in charge of our Operations and Logistics, Marcel Claessen has decided to leave Royal FloraHolland on 1 December 2017.Marcel Claessen, COO:"I look back at 11 great years. Together with my team and all of the people in the departments associated with.....

Boy de Nijs joins Ridder group

The Ridder Group is expanding its team with the appointment of Boy de Nijs as Content Marketeer. On 1 December, Boy de Nijs will join the Ridder Group to strengthen their marketing team. In his new role, Boy will operate at the interface between technology and marketing to create valuable content for the.....

Dash Dream Plant to pay $110,000 to settle lawsuit

Don't get pregnant or you're fired, orchid grower told employees

A Merced County orchid grower will pay $110,000 and provide other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.According to the EEOC's lawsuit, Dash Dream Plant held staff meetings in which female employees.....