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Video: Phytosanitary clean peat for bulb packaging

Dutch flower bulbs are exported all over the world. To protect them from damage and dehydration during transport, the bulbs are packaged in sanitized crates filled with peat. Peat with the RHP quality mark is also for this application safe: originating from controlled areas, phytosanitary clean and.....

India: Training on dried flowers technology and value addition

A two-day training program on dried flowers technology and value addition was conducted from 7th December to 8th December 2017 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hirehalli. Mr. Jagadish K.N, SMS (Agri. Extension) welcomed all the participated resource persons and trainees for the programme. Dr. N.Loganandhan, Head and.....

at Schiphol

Drugs found in South American flower shipment

On Friday November 24, the Dutch border security at Schiphol found drugs in a cargo shipment of flowers. They found 54 packets of cocaine. The cargo originated from South America. picture: Royal Netherlands MarechausseeDetectives of Cargo-Harc team, together with the customs, intercepted the cargo after.....

NL: New cooling rooms in use at VWS Flowerbulbs

In recent months, VWS Flowerbulbs has been working hard on expanding the cooling capacity within the company. The new cooling chambers are ready now and already start to fill well with the new lily harvest. Thanks to this expansion VWS can now store 65,000 boxes in-house. This means that they are now.....

Swedish retailer adjusts ornamental supply, assortment after insight sales:

"Up to four times higher sales"

The barcode registration of flowers and plants in Swedish retail stores are far behind that of the fruit and vegetables. In the majority of the chains, no barcodes are used on flowers and plants, so no sales data can be gathered. One of Sweden's largest food retailers Axfood decided to change it and started.....

"Flowers don’t require tough labor"

Smithers-Oasis Company is introducing its new Floralife video, “Flowers Don’t Require Tough Labor” to showcase the savings on labor costs and time that can be achieved using the Floralife Express Technology. This video is the third in a series of videos that highlight the benefits of this revolutionary.....