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US: Florists in all 50 states plan to Petal It Forward on Oct. 24

Nevada has joined the ranks of states participating in the Society of American Florists' 2018 Petal It Forward, officially making the effort nationwide, with events planned in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Colombia. Florists in 378 cities are hosting 415 local Petal It Forward events on…

Photo report: Floral exhibitors at PMA Fresh Summit 2018

It's a wrap. On Saturday, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando (FL) closed its doors for the PMA Fresh Summit Conference & Expo. It is a major exhibition for the fresh produce industry, but the nummer of floral exhibitors is growing each year. Again this year, the floral section increased.…

Carlos Oramas named PMA’s 2018 Floral Marketer of the Year

"On average, a US consumer buys 2.5 bouquets a year. We can do much better than that. And we will. Let's change that!", said Carlos Oramas, CEO of Gems Group, when receiving the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2018 Floral Marketer of the Year during the Floral Flamingle Reception on Oct. 19 at…

China: Flower business blooms on Elder's Day

As people across China got ready to celebrate the Chongyang Festival, designated "Elder's Day" five years ago, Yu Shunxia began preparing for her busiest time for business. Yu sells chrysanthemum in Kaifeng, central China's Henan Province. It is traditionally believed that drinking chrysanthemum wine during the Chongyang…

November 7-8, Ghent

Nutrient management study tour in Belgium

Join AHDB for an overseas study tour to visit PCS (Ornamental Plant Research Station) and local growers around Ghent in Belgium. This is a chance for hardy nursery stock (HNS) and ornamentals growers to discuss nutrient management in container-grown crops, examine the potential of real time plant nutrient monitoring and…

Photos: Wholesale Florists & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA)

The Wholesale Florists & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA, pronounce 'wafsa') just finished. Held from November 16th till 18th in Miami Airport Convention Center, about 100 growers, breeders and transport companies presented their products and solutions to the international retail…

Organisers of HortEx Vietnam concluded 3 kick off meetings for coming 2019 edition

The series of kick-off meetings introducing HortEx Vietnam 2019, the 2nd International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam, took place from 16 to 18 October 2018 in Hanoi, Dalat and Ho Chi Minh City. The events were attended by delegates from many…

A show-within-a-show

US (FL): Flowers shine at PMA's new Floral Marketplace

With the convention already starting yesterday, Thursday October 18 in Orlando (FL), the PMA Fresh Summit Expo is opening its doors today. The PMA is a large and important exhibition for the fresh produce industry and the number of floral exhibitors is growing every year. This year, the floral lineup…

Celebrating the marriage of Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank

UK: Roses for a Royal Wedding

David Austin Roses are delighted that roses from their prestigious cut rose collection were chosen to be part of the wedding floral arrangements created by eminent British floral designers Simon Lycett and Paul Thomas. Over 1,500 roses were used in the arrangements to decorate Windsor Castle, which was the location of the Reception held by Her Majesty The…

NL: Students get to know horticulture on mopeds

A group of students has gotten to know horticulture on Solexes (a classic Dutch moped). They made tomato soup and bruschetta at Tomatoworld in Honselersdijk and did The Pepper Challenge at Westlandpeppers in De Lier. The Solex Vegetable Tour was organized by Greenport West for the Dutch Agri Food Week. Greenport West-Holland…

November 15, Millstadt

US (IL): Heimos hosts 11th Annual Poinsettia Trial and Open House

Millstadt Young Plants and N.G. Heimos Greenhouses will host an open house on Thursday, November 15th, from 8 AM to 4 PM. The open house will be showcasing a comparison trial of hundreds of Poinsettia varieties from six different breeders: Beekenkamp, Ball/Selecta, Dummen Orange, Rinehart, Syngenta, and Suntory. Plants…

September 10-12, Nantes

France: Dates announced for Salon du Végétal 2019

Following surveys with exhibitors and visitors, and after discussions at VALHOR with all the sectors in the inter-branch organisation, the organizers of the Salon du Végétal announce that the 34th edition will be held from 10 to 12 September 2019 at the Beaujoire exhibition centre in Nantes.   This edition will have two main…

A royal afternoon for HortiDaily and FloralDaily

Normally we publish extensively on royal visits to other companies, but now it is our time to shine. Yesterday two of our colleagues joined in for a short conversation with the Dutch King and Queen! During a regional visit King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima stopped in Tholen as well, the municipality we're located…

Australia: Pest Management, Plant Health & Market Access BioSecure HACCP Information Forums

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) brings together the elements of pest prevention, pest assessment, pest mitigation and process revision. NGIA is conducting workshops in New…

October 31, Chichester

UK: Alternative growing media for the production of ornamental crops

AHDB will host demonstrations and discussions about the benefits and challenges of reducing peat content in ornamentals production. Reductions in peat use have been modest in ornamentals production,…

National broadcasters eagerly promote horticultural potential Zimbabwe

HortiFlor Zimbabwe was held last week, from October 9-11 in the capital Harare. It attracted international as well as national attention. Several Zimbabwean broadcasters were present to eagerly promote the horticultural potential of the country. In a excerpt from ZBC News, for example, host Rodrick Mashingaidze interviews organizer Dick van Raamsdock…

May 7-9, 2020, Bangkok

"AHC 2020 & Horti ASIA 2020 bridge science and commerce"

In 2020, the Asian Horticultural Congress (AHC), driven by horticultural science societies in Asia, will be back again after its last congress in the People’s Republic of China in 2016. Organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), and the Horticultural Science Society of…

Australia: Tree Stock to feature at ‘Three Days of Trees’ in Melbourne

The nationally recognised Tree Stock standard is up for review; an initiative that could impact the nursery industry in Australia. Although not a mandatory standard, it is widely used to reduce risk and help ensure the successful establishment of container-grown trees in landscape plantings. Having a national standard to assess the…

Plantpeddler variety day on December 6

See how poinsettia varieties perform in real world greenhouse conditions

On December 6, Plantpeddler will host a Poinsettia Variety Day. Then, they will compare 100 commercial and pre-release varieties, produced under true production protocols and environmental conditions, side by side. For several years, they are holding these Poinsettia trials and according to Mike Gooder,…

HortiFlor Zimbabwe in photos

"We are now 'pumped up' and revitalised, we now need to actualize our dreams into reality", says Mr. Tapiwa J. Mugabe of Total Farm Solutions . This Zimbabwean horticultural one stop shop was one of the exhibitors at the HortiFlor and very pleased with the show, and also the timing of the show. "In the spirit of reviving the…

November 7-9, Aalsmeer

Trade Fair Aalsmeer – ‘Connect to Global Growth’

Visit the Trade Fair Aalsmeer on 7, 8 and 9 November 2018. This year’s theme is ‘Connect to Global Growth’, so you can expect three days of inspiration, innovation and (international) growth opportunities. For three days, the Trade Fair Aalsmeer will be the epicentre of the floriculture industry, with an exhibition area…

Black-yellow-and-red fair programme planned

Belgium is the Partner Country of IPM Essen 2019

From January 22 to 25, 2019, the role as the partner country of IPM Essen will be bestowed on Belgium. The countries Germany and Belgium are united with each other not only by the similarity of both flags. The European neighbours also look back on a long horticultural tradition. The expertise which…

's-Gravendeel, Aalsmeer, Fréjus:

Morel Diffusion puts triple spotlight on cyclamen

If you are planning to attend the International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair (IFTF) and/or FloraHolland Trade Fair in the second week of November, you might also consider visiting some companies that open their doors or are organizing trials. One of the companies that is organizing trials is…

US (CA): Farm to Fork Dinner goes floral

The annual Tower Bridge Dinner is the grand finale for Sacramento, California’s annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration. This year the event took on a floral focus with the addition of an American Grown Flowers tablescape created by Debi Lilly. Debi Lilly served as this year’s Floral Chef for the Farm to Fork Dinner event on…

Photo impression

Japan: IFEX has come to an end

The IFEX 2018 has come to an end today today. This three-day event that is said to be Japan's largest trade show for the flower and plant industry, is being held concurrently with Gardex, Agri World and Tool Japan in the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo. In total 1,930 exhibitors showcased their products ans services. Below some pictures that were…

AFE and e-Gro partner on webinars

The American Floral Endowment and e-Gro have partnered to present webinars focusing on new findings from AFE-funded research projects. These new webinars are free and are aimed to better communicate the results to growers and to share how to best implement the findings. The webinars will also allow for a…

November 5-7, Anchorage

US (AK): Agriculture conference registration opens

Registration is open for the 14th annual Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference, which will take place in Anchorage Nov. 5-7. More than 75 presentations will cover a wide range of agricultural topics, including livestock and rhodiola production, climate, vegetable variety trials, cut-flower production, honey bees,…

November 5-December 7

US (FL): New online course on irrigation water and treatment

Interpret water quality tests for irrigation of greenhouse and nursery crops, select appropriate water treatment technologies, and design a water treatment and monitoring system. Irrigation Water & Treatment is the final course for 2018 in the Greenhouse Training Online series offered by the…

May 8-19, Nantes

France: Take a walk in a floral paradise

As once Montaigne said, "If life is nothing more than a passage, let's at least sow flowers along it". The floral expo International Floralies, which will take place in Nantes (France) from the 8th to the 19th of May 2019, is taking inspiration just right from this concept: retracing all men’s life phases under a…

October 23-25, Madrid

Spain: Flower&Garden Attraction draws top industry players to 1,000 m2 floor

Flower&Garden Attraction, set to be held as part of Fruit Attraction from 23 to 25 October, has confirmed the participation of exhibiting companies from the Autonomous Communities of Andalusia, the Canary Islands, Galicia, Valencia, Murcia, Madrid, Castilla La Mancha and Catalonia, as well as…

Netherlands: Dümmen Orange launches new program set-up in Week 45

Starting Tuesday November 6, Dümmen Orange will welcome its visitors in the Netherlands at its Open House locations in De Kwakel and Kudelstaart. The day after they kick off…

Fleuroselect Home & Garden Conference in West-Frisian forest

NL: Pot and plant breeders experience nature as a child for a day

While people from all over the world came to West-Friesland at the end of September to see the newest vegetable varieties, a delegation of breeding companies and growers of stock material for the ornamental cultivation sector came together on September 27 and 28 for the Home & Garden Conference of…

Christmasworld 2019 provides colourful stimulus with ‘Kinemona Vintage’

The ‘Kinemona Vintage’ special show from the Dutch design team at 2dezign inspires to take on board a whole new style of surface design. It combines saffron and gold tones with vintage elements and is set to plunge the Christmasworld visitors into a world of new and rather special experiences, at the…

…have a fall festival

What do you do with 17,000 garden mums?

This year was the 28th annual MumFest celebration in Barberton, Ohio (USA), home of Aris Horticulture. The company has donated the garden mum cuttings each year since 1990. This year’s creation features a total of 17,000 garden mums, including some hardy Dendranthema Igloo mums from Must Have Perennials.…

Canadian Greenhouse Conference'18: here's the recap

In Canada today Thanksgiving is celebrated, and what could be better on an official holiday than looking at a bunch of photos? That's what we thought, so today we bring you the recap of the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. The annual event takes place in Niagara Falls and is one of the biggest events for the North…

US (MD): Kelly Shore hosts American Flowers Week farm tour

In honor of American Flowers Week, one East Coast florist hosted her second annual Flower Crown Party, inspiring over 50 attendees to M&M Plants and Flower Farm in Dickerson, Maryland on June 27, 2018, leading up to the week-long domestic flower promotion campaign that has taken place annually from…

Knowledge is key at 7th International Propagation Seminar

Grodan organised the seventh successive edition of the 'International Propagation Seminar’ in mid-September. This year's venue was the coastal resort of Scheveningen. Propagators and their suppliers travelled from all corners of the globe to expand on their knowledge of propagation and add new contacts…

US: Florida Panhandle prepares for Hurricane Michael impact

Hurricane Michael is expected to hit the Florida Panhandle this week. Governor Scott has declared a state of emergency , and directed the Florida National Guard to activate 500 guardsmen to assist with planning and logistics, and to prepare for response in impacted areas. Source: National Hurricane Center Prime Floral…

October 9-11, Harare

HortiFlor Zimbabwe opens its doors

The HoriFlor Zimbabwe is on. The Harare International Convention Centre (HICC) opened its doors this morning where over 50 Zimbabwean and international companies are showcasing their products and services. The new international trade fair for the fresh flowers, vegetables and fruit industry will last…

Italy: AIPH conference addresses challenge of greening old cities

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) held its International Green City Conference on 19th September 2018 in Padova, to address the challenge of greening old cities. Invited delegates included city decision makers, planners, landscape architects, horticulturalists and others interested in retro-fitting…

January 29, London

UK: Perennial to hold 180th anniversary party at Petersham Nurseries

Celebrating the 180th anniversary of the charity dedicated to helping horticulturists, Perennial will hold its annual Party for Perennial on Tuesday 29 January 2019 and tickets are now available. The anniversary party will be held in the surroundings of La Goccia restaurant at Petersham Nurseries in…

October 31

US: Mayesh celebrates 40th anniversary

This month Mayesh is celebrating its 40th anniversary. October 1st, 1978 was the official first day they owned the company, so the real celebrations have begun. "While we’ll have some…

The most rare and surprising records

World of Flowers at IFTF 2018

This year the fifth edition of the World of Flowers is taking place during the IFTF in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. In the past years the World of Flowers has become a good addition to the fair, organizing competitions and inspiration, attracting more and more florists to come to Vijfhuizen. This year the World of Flowers is located near the main entrance…

7 million bulbs to be planted

Keukenhof in 70s style next season

On Thursday 4 October 2018, Keukenhof’s gardeners planted the first bulbs for the flower mosaic Flower Power. This marked the start of the planting of seven million bulbs for the coming year’s display. Flower Power is Keukenhof’s 2019 theme. In 2019, Keukenhof will have another 50,000 tulip mosaic echoing this theme.…

Green city promoted through 'Community Garden' at Taichung World Flora Expo

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has commissioned the multi award-winning garden design and landscape architecture practice Lotus Design Studio to design and create a ‘Community Garden’ for the AIPH-approved 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition. The AIPH/COA Community…

US (WA): Orchids from Taiwan in bloom at Twin Oaks

A total of 130 varieties of Taiwan-cultivated orchids are blossoming at the Twin Oaks, a historic residence in Washington, D.C., in an exhibition to mark its 130th anniversary between Sept. 27 and Oct. 3. It is the first time that Taiwan has held such a floral showcase in the estate built in 1888, which used to…

NZ Flowers Week: What's it all about?

New Zealand Flowers Week is an event that dedicates itself to showcasing the best that the flower industry has to offer. This year it runs from November 5th-11th 2018. The organizers behind the week hope to encourage growers, wholesalers, florists and the NZ consumer to become more passionate than ever about local and seasonal flowers.…

Danziger to participate at HortEx Vietnam 2019

The organisers of HortEx Vietnam have announced the participation of Danziger (Israel), another key industry player within the floriculture sector, at HortEx Vietnam 2019. The coming edition…

Growing prosperity at CGC'18

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference kicked off yesterday, and the event has certainly lived up to its slogan, 'Growing prosperity'. The industry is evolving rapidly, offering opportunities to growers, and, of course, suppliers. As said before, automation is key in the region, and it's an important part of the exhibition floor.…

October 9, Wickford

UK: Air movement in horticulture

GrowSave is organizing an Air Movement Seminar and practical demonstration with Dutch air movement expert Peter van Weel. Date: 9 October Venue: W.D. Smith and Son, Grange Nurseries, SS11 7QU Timings: 9:30am – 3:30pm The day will start with presentations and interactive discussion covering the following questions: Why do you want air movement in a glasshouse? What techniques are available and how do they…

October 10-12, 2018 in Tokyo

Japan: Are you ready for the IFEX 2018?

Just less than a week to go till the IFEX 2018. At this three-day event, held from October 10-12, over 150 exhibitors including breeders, growers and suppliers of horticultural products will showcase their varieties, products and services. In case you are visiting the show, the organization made a…

December 6, Cresco

US (IA): PlantPeddlers hosts Poinsettia Variety Day

At PlantPeddlers' Poinsettia Variety Day, see honest side by side comparisons of over 100 commercial and pre-release varieties, produced under true production protocols and environmental conditions. Along with the Poinsettia Trial, breeder representatives will be present to showcase their varieties, and a complementary…

Spain: Iberflora 2018 is on

This morning, Iberflora kicked off. For the 47th time, this exhibition will be held in Valencia, Spain. On an area of 12,754 m2, nearly 500 companies will present their products and services. Last year, the show welcomed over 11,000 visitors from over 30 countries. It is said to be the leading event of the Spanish green sector…

October 1-3, Dubai

IPM Dubai gets underway

IPM DUBAI is said to be the only fair within the Gulf region to unite the exhibition areas called Plants, Technology, Floristry, Garden Features, Logistics, Plant Maintenance as well as Garden and Landscaping and thus forms the most significant sectoral platform for the green sector in the region. From October 1 to 3, 2018,…

Kenya: Naivasha puts spotlight on floriculture

The Naivasha Horticultural Fair, which was held last week, provided a great outing for flower growers, breeders, horticulturalists and farm input dealers, among others. Tens of flower enthusiasts, local and international, flocked to the event, now in its 16th year. As expected, the top attraction at the exhibition were roses. However,…

February 20-22, Milano

Italy: Myplant launches new edition of Garden Center New Trend

Myplant & Garden 2019 launches a new edition of Garden Center New Trend, featuring innovative exhibiting concepts and a focus on the Identity of consumers on a more extended surface. Garden Center New Trend is the event within Myplant & Garden dedicated to garden centers: 600+ sqm of scenic and thematic installments…

2dezign demonstrates ideas and suggestions at Christmasworld:

How flowers and plants contribute to out-of-the-ordinary shop displays

At  Christmasworld, t he latest trends will be staged. Also this year,  there will be a presentation of designer-duo, ‘2dezign’, where they again will combine fresh flowers and plants with decorative products. They will be offering suggestions and ideas for creating the ‘WOW’ factor in the decoration of large-scale, public…

December 5-6, Moscow

Russia: Third annual investment forum offers opportunities for greenhouse industry

The third annual international investment forum "Greenhouse Complexes Russia 2018" will be held in Moscow, 5th-6th of December 2018. Every year, more than 500 leaders from the largest greenhouse complexes and agricultural holdings of Russia and the CIS (APKh ECO-Culture, Agro-Invest, Agrokombinat,…

Horticultural week kicks off at Niagara Falls

Held for the 39th time, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference in the Scotiabank Convention Centre will once again be home to the foremost players in the North American greenhouse industry. Today the bus tour kicks off and tomorrow & Thursday the conference and exhibition itself will take place. Investments in the greenhouse industry The…

HortiFlor: October 9-11, 2019 in Harare:

"Zimbabwe will become one of Africa's largest exporters"

“Zimbabwe will, in a relatively short time, become one of Africa’s largest exporters of horticultural products”, Dick van Raamsdonk of HPP Exhibitions expects. In one week, they will organize the HortiFlor Zimbabwe, and this show will contribute to that aim. From October 9-11, the Harare International…

Speakers inspire at 'Sustainable Thursday' at Royal Lemkes

During the second edition of Sustainable Thursday, 175 business partners and employees gathered to hear three passionate speakers share their knowledge and inspiration. The speakers discussed sustainability and certainly got everyone thinking by presenting those present with an ‘inconvenient truth’.…

Party like a pirate at Margaritaville at CGC

Going to the Canadian Greenhouse Conference? The annual Party of the Year is back again at Margaritaville on October 3 from 7 to 11pm. Wednesday night, it’s time to groove…

Dates set for 2019: September 20-21

Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2018 welcomes 3,000 visitors

This year, the Naivasha Horticultural Fair had approximately 3,000 visitors through the gate, from September 21-22. "Nearly all the local flower farms visited and a few from Uganda, and Ethiopia", says Naivasha Horticultural Fair Chairman Richard McGonnell. He is also pleased about the quality of the…

Seed meets Technology

Niche event unites the seeds industry

Last week the fifth edition of Seed meets Technology took place . During this conference in Zwaagdijk - in the midst of all the open days at breeders in the area - the breeding sector met to discuss the latest developments on seeds and seed technology. Check out the complete photo report here . Visitors from all over the world have discovered the…

A complete overview of the Ecuadorian floriculture industry

Photo reports: Agriflor and Expo Flor Ecuador

The flower trade show week in Quito has come to an end. Last week, two flower shows were held concurrently, namely Agriflor and Expo Flor Ecuador. Agriflor, organized by HPP Exhibitions, mainly gave the smaller growers a stage to explore the direct trade. At Expo Flor Ecuador, the members of Ecuadorian…

Photo report Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2018

The Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2018 came to an end last Saturday. During this two-day event over 150 exhibitors from all related industries showcased their products and services outdoors at the Naivasha Sports Club. "Busy fair, good quality visitors and - quite important when organizing an outdoor event - lovely…

October 4, Hammond

US (LA): LSU AgCenter holds landscape horticulture field day

The LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station will hold the 2018 horticulture field day for nursery, landscape and garden center professionals on Oct. 4. Providing service and support to the commercial landscape horticulture industry is the core mission of the research and extension programs at the Hammond Research Station,…

October 10-12, Makuhari Messe

Japan: IFEX previews 15th edition of trade show

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, IFEX 2018 will gather exhibitors and visitors from around the world. Various exhibits will be showcased from fresh/cut/potted flowers to lifestyle items, with the addition of new special exhibiting zones: Smart Planting Zone and Memorial Flower Zone. Also, in association…

AFE on a road trip to Canada

AFE held this year’s August board and committee meetings in Niagara Falls, Ontario in conjunction with tours to Orchard Park Growers, Westbrook Greenhouses, Schenck Farms and an afternoon with researchers at Vineland Research & Innovation Centre. Their first stop, Orchard Park Growers, in St. Catharines, Ontario was established in 1969…

Ecuador: Jet Fresh Flower Growers hosts Brunch en la Finca

On September 20, 2018 the Jet Fresh family hosted their first-ever Brunch en la Finca farm tour event at their rose farm, Jet Fresh Flower Growers, S.A. in Cotopaxi, Ecuador. Set during the week of the floral trade shows in Quito — Flor Ecuador 2018 and Agriflor 2018 — they welcomed a group of people in the floral…

November 6, Vijfhuizen

International Floriculture Forum 2018: Keynote speakers announced

The organisers of the International Floriculture Forum, which will be held on 6 November afternoon at the IFTF auditorium, announced the confirmed line-up of high-level…

CGC - It’s that time of year again!

Next week on October 3rd, the annual EAT.DRINK.CHILL party will be taking place once again at the Casino R5 Lounge, following everyone’s extensive day at the CGC show. Another chance to…

February 19-21, Gorinchem

New component at HortiContact 2019: HortiPackaging

The sixteenth edition of the greenhouse horticulture trade fair HortiContact expands with a completely new component: HortiPackaging. This initiative will have its own place on the exhibition floor, where visitors can find everything about packaging, labeling and coding. HortiPackaging focuses on…

October 16-17, Tours

France: Scientific symposium on boxwood pests

Organized by Végéphyl – the French Association of Plant Protection - a conference on boxwood pests will be held on the 16th and 17th October 2018 (2 days) at the University of Tours (France). Exact place is Auditorium Thélème -60 rue de Plat d’Etain, 37000 Tours. Pests regarding boxwood can constitute global economic risks…

September 29, Latteridge

UK: Organic Blooms opens farm gates

Organic Blooms throws its gates open this Saturday 29 September from 10 until 1. They’re not only celebrating the end of a fantastic season at Organic Blooms, but also the Soil Association’s Organic September. As a Soil Association certified organic cut flower grower and florist they encourage people to…

Italy: AIPH celebrated 70th anniversary with congress in Padova

The AIPH 70th Annual Congress took place from 17-22 September 2018 in Padova, Italy. This Congress was organised with the support of AIPH member in Italy, ANVE. The Congress was organized alongside the Flormart trade fair in Padova. The Turkish Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Association was represented at the…

US (CA): Cal Poly Rose Float "will be out of this world"

Cal Poly Rose Float announced the 2019 Cal Poly Universities’ Rose Float entry, “Far Out Frequencies,” featuring a pair of astronauts and a handful of alien friends on another planet communicating through music. The design was the top choice, from 150 submitted entries, of the Cal Poly Rose Float team and their counterparts…

Cleaning up garbage with recycled garbage bags

Saturday September 15 was World Cleanup Day. Litter was cleaned up and mapped worldwide. Oerlemans Packaging sponsored the World Cleanup Day Nederland, in which more than 250 teams participated. Oerlemans Packaging produced recycled garbage bags for the Dutch teams and, spread over the entire country,…

Photo report Agriflor 2018

Last week, at the Agriflor 2018, over 130 exhibitors presented their products and services in El Centro Exposiciones de Quito. It was the 17th edition of this trade show, but this year, it was a little different. The trade fair, organized by HPP Exhibitions, has become more of a stage for the smaller independent growers that…

Photo report Expo Flor Ecuador 2018

The first edition of Flor Expo Ecuador has ended last week. This exhibition, organized by Ecuadorian association of flower exporters Expoflores, took place in the New Metropolitan Convention Center Quito, where over 110 of their members promoted their products and services. FloralDaily was also present…

Plantarium will progress down the road taken

The results of Plantarium 2018 are clear: the road taken is a good one and has given the organizers an appetite for more. Exhibitors responded positively to the recent edition and support the organisation in the direction that has been chosen. In 2018, Plantarium moved to a new location under one roof with GROEN-Direkt and…

March 2-10, Philadelphia

US (PA): Philadelphia Flower Show to celebrate “Flower Power”

The 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Flower Power,” will pay tribute to the enormous impact of flowers on our lives, from March 2 to 10, 2019, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Across ten acres of show floor, floral and garden designers will explore how flowers convey a wide range of emotions and messages in…

IGCA Congress attracts garden centre owners from 16 countries

The IGCA Congress was held in Czech Republic from 16-21 September and attracted garden centre owners from 16 countries around the globe. The delegates visited a number of garden centres and nurseries around the country and every visit provided delegates with inspiration and solutions they could adapt and…

March 13-15, 2019, Ho Chi Minh City

Organisers of HortEx Vietnam preparing for three kickoff meetings in October

The organisers of HortEx Vietnam, the second International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam, are preparing for three kick-off meetings to be held in October in Vietnam. The kick-off meetings will be held as follows: Hanoi, 16 October 2018 Dalat, 17 October 2018 Ho…

Kenya: Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2018 kicks off

Today the 16th edition of the Naivasha Horticultural Fair started. Stakeholders from the flower industry sector display their products at this outdoor event. The fair attracts an audience from across the continent and Europe. It is a two day event and will last till the 22nd of September 2018 at the…

Ecuador: smaller growers explore direct market at Agriflor

While visiting the Agriflor this year, two things will immediately strike one's attention: the ‘new faces’, and the broad assortment of flowers. Ecuador is known for its rose production, but there are many more flowers grown, and a large variety is displayed at the Agriflor by these ‘new faces’. Actually these faces aren't that new. They've been in…

Nearly 300 exhibitors see 17,000 guests at Flower Expo Poland

The 3rd edition of the joint event of Flower Expo Poland and Green is Life took place in Warsaw from 6th to 8th of September. The combined fairs are the only complementary event in Poland for the entire flower and garden industry.   Nearly 300 exhibitors from 10 countries took part in the joint fair. Foreign exhibitors represented 97 companies – which…

Ecuadorian president opens Expo Flor Ecuador

After the special inauguration in the presence of the Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno, Expo Flor Ecuador officially opened the first edition of the show yesterday in the brand new Metropolitan Convention Center of Quito. Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno  In this convention center, the former airport of Quito, over 115 companies, including…

UK: Gin, flowers and Organic September

Organic Blooms held the last of their three Gin & Flowers crowdfunding reward events last Saturday. The weather was kind; the yurt and orchard made an atmospheric setting for progressively liberal measures and increasingly relaxed guests. G&T recommendations were swapped, buckets of gorgeous…

Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture #SSGH18

The 4th edition of the fully booked Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture was organized from 27 August till 7 September 2018. The participants followed lectures, seminars, joined practical case work and visited several companies. The expertise of Wageningen University & Research as ‘the knowledge heart’…

Green City Tour celebrates 100 years of horticulture research in Straelen

Sunday 16th September it was all about horticulture in Straelen. The Research Institute for Horticulture celebrates this year its 100th birthday. Founded as a school for vegetable growing, now the trial work is the main focus. An exhibition informs about the development in the past 100 years. To…

Flower Circus at Flowers Expo Moscow

Flower Circus visited the International exhibition “FlowersExpo” in Moscow on 11-13 September. During 3 days full of flowers and fun they had ongoing flower demonstrations by not only world top florist Mark Frank, but also Flower Circus Director John Elstgeest. They had the circus music playing so the…

Photo report FlowersExpo Moscow 2018

Here it is, the photo report of the FlowersExpo 2018. From September 11-13, growers, breeders and suppliers showcased their new and existing assortments at the Crocus Expo in Moscow, Russia. FloralDaily.com was present to make a full photo report of the show. Click here for the entire photo report This year, the three-day event gathered 420…

November 7 & 8, Boxborough

US (MA): Pesticide recertification credits available at Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo

Keeping up to date with pesticide recertification is a fact of life for greenhouse growers. A total of 12 hours of presentations (credits will vary by state) will be offered…

September 26, Raleigh

US (NC): Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers Annual Symposium

On Wednesday, September 26 (1:30 p.m.) join Debra Prinzing for a  Future-Looking Floral Industry Overview  and early peek at the 2019 forecast for flower farmers and farmer-florists alike. Debra last spoke at ASCFG six years ago, at the 2012 Symposium in Tacoma, Washington. "So much has changed for the good in the subsequent…

Photoreport FlowersExpo Moscow 2018

Here it is, the photo report of the FlowersExpo 2018. From September 11-13, growers, breeders and suppliers showcased their new and existing assortments at the Crocus Expo in Moscow, Russia. FloralDaily.com was present to make a full photo report of the show. Click here for the entire photo report This year, the three-day event gathered 420…

Closing celebration of Anthura's 80th anniversary year

At the end of the anniversary year, on the evening of Friday 7 September, Anthura welcomed colleagues, relatives, family, friends and neighbours to celebrate. The party night included a brief look back at the past, but primarily the company and guests toasted to the future. In his show, special guest Victor Mids combined illusion and…

A new Scoop at the ExpoFlor Ecuador

"We constantly strive to innovate and develop new products that will be in line with the hottest trends and preference of the floriculture industry. As breeders, we have to make sure that we can provide solutions for the global trends and have solutions for local preferences." says Anat Moshes, VP cut…

1-3 October 2018

It's all about sustainable urban planning at IPM Dubai 2018

The 13th edition of International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM Dubai), the region’s leading horticultural event, will be held from October 1 to 3, 2018, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and…

US (GA): SNA Research Conference proceedings available

The proceedings of the 62nd Annual SNA Research Conference Proceedings has been compiled and is now available online at www.sna.org . This 110-page proceedings, provided free to the industry, is downloadable, searchable, and printable. The 2018 proceedings includes ten sections of the latest…

Vietnam: The very first edition of the Floral Inspirations

Hasfarm Young Plants has organized its first edition of the Floral Inspirations, creating an occasion, based on trials evaluation and seminars, for breeders and Hasfarm Young Plants customers to get together. With the support and mutual interest of each of the players in the chain, the Hasfarm Young Plants’ activities have kept expanding…

First annual Canadian Flowers Week blooms September 13-19th 2018

Canada's first annual Canadian Flowers Week launched September 13 with a cutting garden at Toronto's Gladstone Hotel from 12-2pm. Canadian Flowers Week celebrates the local floral industry and continues through to September 19, by engaging the public, policymakers, and media in conversations about the…

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Russia: FlowersExpo2018 has come to an end

It's a wrap. The FlowersExpo2018 ended yesterday and the exhibitors and visitors are on their way back home. When hearing the sounds from the show floor, it seems to have again been a busy show with a good number of visitors. The days of the exhibitors were full of meetings and they all see a high…

Agriflor and Expo Flor Ecuador

Ready for a busy week in Quito?

Many of the South American FlowersExpo2018 exhibitors can't catch a breather as another busy week is approaching. From September 19-21, two trade fairs will be held in Quito, namely Agriflor and Expo Flor Ecuador. Expo Flor Ecuador The first edition of the Expo Flor Ecuador will take place at the new Metropolitan Convention…

US (WI): Star Valley Flowers draws a record-breaking crowd

Certified American Grown hosted a record-breaking crowd during this weekend’s American Grown Field to Vase Dinner at Star Valley Flowers in Soldiers Grove, Wisconsin. Originally set for 150, the table grew to 175 and then to 200, breaking the previous record of 183 in Detroit in 2015. “It really isn’t…

October 3, London

UK: David Domoney opens 2018 CIH Conference

CIH Ambassador David Domoney, TV Gardener, Presenter and Broadcaster will be opening the 2018 CIH Conference, speaking on the benefits of Horticulture on mental and physical…

April 20-22, Shanghai

China: 50,000 m2 for flowers, horticulture and the garden industry

The 21st Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai, managed by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd, will be held from April 20-22, 2019 at Shanghai New International Expo Center (Hall W2-W5) with a 50,000 sqm show scale. Chinese flower and horticultural consumption has changed from group consumption to mass consumption,…

October 3-4, Niagara Falls

Artificial intelligence & automation highlighted at the 2018 CGC

AI and automation are revolutionizing industry world-wide and the 2018 Canadian Greenhouse Conference offers insight as to how it is affecting the greenhouse industry. Darryn Keiller, CEO of Autogrow, New Zealand, is the first of several speakers to address technological advances available to growers.…

UK: Perennial staff take on Great Wall to raise £6,000 for charity

Two members of the Perennial marketing and fundraising team are taking on the challenge of a lifetime as they prepare to tackle one of the Seven Wonders of the World – The Great Wall of China. Anita Bates and Laura Garnett have been colleagues since 2012 and this will be the first fundraising challenge…

Myplant & Garden previews 5th edition in Cologne

On 3 September the fifth edition of Myplant & Garden was officially presented to international operators (press, buyers, companies) in Cologne. The meeting, that has witnessed the presence of the General Consul for Italy in Cologne, is part of an international promotional project of Myplant and of the…

Israel: Danziger welcomes industry leaders to annual “Novemberfest”

More than 100 of the world’s leading growers, young plant producers, retailers and brokers will visit Danziger’s Israel facility during Novemberfest, the company’s annual open house event.   The month-long event, beginning the last week of October, will bring experts from Danziger and industry leaders together to…

Siflor 2018: knowledge creation to cope with the new challenges of the floriculture sector

Asocolflores (Colombian Association of Flowers Growers and Exporters), celebrates the new 2018 edition of Siflor with all floriculture professionals. The technical event in Latin America promotes Colombian Flowers competitiveness on the global market with a focus on innovation, leadership, human…

January 9-11, Baltimore

US (MD): Registration open for 2019 Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), returning to Baltimore again this January for their 49th annual event, has announced that registration is now open for the 2019 show. Green industry companies and businesses interested in exhibiting or attending The Masterpiece of Trade Shows may register…

25 May – 2 June

UK: National Children’s Gardening Week returns in 2019

National Children’s Gardening Week (NCGW) is to promote gardening to the general public and to encourage garden centres across the UK to hold events throughout the week of…

First Australian tour for retail sales guru

Australian florists will soon have the chance to hear world-famous floral industry sales trainer Tim Huckabee for the first time, speaking at a series of Retail Floristry Masterclasses being held across the country.   Tim Huckabee, founder of FloralStrategies, is a sales trainer for retail florists. For more than…

November 28 - December 2, Auckland

New Zealand: Businesses jump on board to ensure flower show blooms

Organisers of the New Zealand Flower and Garden Show are thrilled at the support they have received from New Zealand businesses this year. The most recent additions to their sponsorship family are Mitre 10 and Ryman Healthcare. They join Resene, Yates, The Hunting Lodge, Ray White Austar Realty, WestCity…

November 7 & 8, Boxborough

US (MA): Business and marketing sessions at NGCE

The biennial Northeast Greenhouse Conference & Expo is co-sponsored by New England Floriculture, Inc. - a group of grower representatives from the Northeast, augmented by…

October 4 & 17, Kent/Yorkshire

UK: Hort Science Live – practical showcase of latest science

Hort Science Live 2018, the practical event showcasing the latest scientific developments in ornamental horticulture, is to be held at Palmstead Nursery in Kent (4 October) and at Stockbridge Technology Centre in Yorkshire (17 October). Organised by ICL and Bayer, and run in association with the…

Russia: FlowersExpo opens with positive vibe

The FlowersExpo2018 got off to a good start this morning. Even before the opening ceremony, the aisles were already filled with visitors meeting existing and looking for new business contacts. In total, over 400 exhibitors from 30 countries are displaying their products and services at the Crocus Expo in…

US: Put your farm on the map in 2019

The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner is turning 5. Launched in 2015, the national dinner tour concept was developed by the Certified American Grown program to help spread…

Switzerland’s désalpe (alpabzug) explained

Flower-covered cows take to Swiss streets

In Switzerland, we know the clock will soon strike autumn when processions of cows crowned with flowers and hung with huge clanging bells, descend from summer alpine pastures to their winter barns before the snow comes. Led by cowherds and children dressed in embroidered traditional jackets and dresses,…

Speakers Horticultural Lighting Conference announced

"How does LED technology benefit a growing business?"

It’s hard to ignore the fact that summer is waning; it makes us consider the traditional harvest period from August through fall. But since you can achieve year-round crops in many operations when you apply science and technology to the agricultural world, that’s more of a nostalgia-driven note on days…

September 18, 2018 in Cornwall

UK: Narcissus growers workshop

AHDB is hosting two events at Lincolnshire and Cornwall. Both events will be featuring updates on AHDB projects including BOF 077: An Investigation into the benefits of using water disinfection…

"For maximum inspiration and efficient ordering"

Germany: New hall layout for Christmasworld 2019

“All you wish for business” is the motto for Christmasworld 2019. The world’s leading trade fair for festive and seasonal decoration, which, with 1,048 exhibitors from 43 countries and over 43,400 trade buyers from all over the world in 2018, was once again even more successful than ever before, is…

20 - 22 February 2019, Milan

Italy: GREENN again organizes Holland Collective at MyPlant & Garden

GREENN is once again organizing the Holland Collective at the MyPlant & Garden next spring. This Italian most complete and professional trade fair will take place from…

September 11-13, Moscow, Russia:

Exhibitors from 30 countries at FlowersExpo'2018

The trade fair FlowersExpo'2018 is about to take off. It is known to be the most popular exhibition for the flower business in Russia as well as an important business forum. Even under the difficult circumstances of 2018 FlowersExpo is still an important business event for the largest local and foreign…

300,000 dahlias per float

Pictures from world's largest dahlia parade

In January the design was chosen and from Ascension Day they started building the floats. Last Sunday the reward finally came for all the hard work with second place for Klein Zundert in the annual Corso Zundert, the largest dahlia parade in the world. Click here for the photo series. He did not expect…


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