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US: Floralife introduces “You Can Cut Time…Instead of Flowers” campaign

Floralife introduces a new video, “You Can Cut Time…Instead of Flowers” as part of a campaign that highlights the effectiveness of its Express technology for storage and transportation. The technology, which allows fresh-cut flowers to be fed and fully hydrated without ever having to recut the stems, reduces.....

Airlines carrying Kenyan flower exports forced to divert

Players in the Kenya to Amsterdam flower market have faced stiff challenges following government decisions to rescind fifth freedom rights to some carriers.Several airlines were warned that their ability to fly directly from Nairobi to the Dutch capital would be restricted after what one source suggested may.....

US: APHIS starts offshore greenhouse certification pilot program

On October 1st, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) kicked off an offshore greenhouse certification pilot program at the Miami and Atlanta plant inspection stations. This pilot will run for six months and will help APHIS and the U.S. nursery industry determine whether greenhouse.....

Mauricio Gleiser, Vacuum Cooling:

"US can become a much larger market for Colombia"

The USA is by far the most important market for Colombian growers - around 80 percent of the flowers grown in Colombia are exported to the USA, and also about two thirds of all flowers sold in the US are of Colombian origin. No doubt, Colombian supply of fresh cut flowers is intimately related to USA.....

New gypsophila post-harvest solution from Chrysal:

"Better shelf life, bigger and whiter flowers"

Starting off with a very small cultivation acreage, Gypsophila as a crop, has gained prominence in Kenya over the last 5 years. Currently, the crop is being cultivated on an acreage of 180 to 200 ha in Kenya and is still growing. Due to this increased production, Chrysal developed a strategy to support the.....

India: Renovation of cold storage for flowers a boon

The initiative of the state government to renovate the only dedicated cold storage for flowers in South Bengal has immensely benefitted flower traders of the region. Flower growers mainly from three districts — Howrah, East and West Midnapore — store their yields in the cold storage at Panskura. The cold.....

New Zealand: Flower industry grows anxious over fuel crisis

The airline fuel crisis couldn't have come at a more nail-biting time for North Canterbury peony flower grower Andrew Gallagher.He was about to begin harvest for his first overseas shipment via Auckland next week - NZ Refining said it expects to repair the damaged fuel pipeline by next Tuesday.If so, it will.....

Australia: Changing of import conditions of fresh cut flowers

As part of a systematic review of Australia’s import conditions, the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources has reviewed the import conditions for fresh cut flower and foliage imports from all countries. Analysis of interception data indicates a high detection rate of insect pests with consignments.....

Floralife reminds us that “Flowers Love Food Too!”

Floralife announces a global promotion for its newly expanded Express product line. The “Flowers Love Food Too!” campaign stresses the importance of proper hydration and nutrition for cut flowers, as well as promotes the efficacy of Floralife’s Express product line. Express Technology from Floralife is a.....

The making of an Oudolf meadow

The Delaware Botanic Garden at Pepper Creek (DBG) isn’t even open to the public yet, but it has already put itself on the map. Renowned landscape designer and plantsman Piet Oudolf has designed a meadow for the nascent garden on Delaware’s Eastern Shore. The meadow will be a centerpiece of the gardens, and.....

Kenya: New spray tunnel extends vase life

This week Vaselife International is launching its new Vaselife Defend Spray Tunnel, which has been specifically designed to spray their Vaselife Defend product. The design and building of the Spray Tunnel has been a collaboration between Vaselife International and greenhouse manufacturer Bosman Van.....

The auctioneer speaks:

The importance of good information

The Royal FloraHolland auctioneers vlog regularly about the trends in the market, and what they find of interest. Wilfred van den Beukel and Luus Hooyman, plant auctioneers in Naaldwijk and Aalsmeer, take over from Paul Freriks in this third vlog.They talk about the importance of good supply information......