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US (AK): Homer peony farms booming

Peonies have had a short and relatively variable history in Alaska. Homer resident Rita Jo Shoultz, opened the state’s very first peony farm, Alaska Perfect Peony, in 2006 after being approached by a professor from Fairbanks, who had been studying the potential growing season for peonies in Alaska.“She told.....

Roses aren't just for Valentine’s Day

Hundreds of millions of roses are grown specifically for Valentine’s Day each year. This tradition dates back to the 19th Century when the Victorians used floral bouquets to deliver a message to love interests. Their popularity is, in part, due to the strong symbolism attached. Written by Chloe.....

More efficient Gypsophila cultivation with Fibre-Neth plug

At the beginning of this month, Van der Knaap paid a visit to Kolster in Boskoop. After a busy season they are again full of new plans. "We are always looking for unique varieties, products and markets. We have extensive knowledge in this area, which enables us to optimally advise our customers," says Wouter.....
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NL: New online auction set to start

Every Dutch village used to have its own auction in the past. Over the years, the number of auctions gradually decreased, which resulted in just a few auctions in the country. Nowadays, this process seems to be taking a turn - online. You might be familiar with Floriday.io (Royal FloraHolland and.....

Dutch-Angolan agro-cooperation off to a flying start

Ten leading Angolan agricultural stakeholders visited the Netherlands at the end of June, where they laid foundations for future partnerships and collaboration. The mission to the world’s second-largest agricultural exporter fits into Angola’s prime goal to diversify the Angolan economy.by Lula AhrensThe.....

'Certified American Grown most recognizable consumer-facing brand in US’

Certified American Grown farms continue to help wave the flag and show their pride for being a part of the growing consumer demand for homegrown blooms. Certified farm Eufloria Flowers recently launched their beautifully redesigned website featuring their roses and the pride in their membership with.....

Rose propagator Plantec Ecuador:

South America: 'Mutations preferred over new varieties'

New varieties or mutations of existing varieties? Which would you choose? Ecuadorian and Colombian growers seem to choose for mutations. According to Aviram Krell of Plantec Ecuador, a rose propagator, the mutations of Explorer and Mondial are being adopted very fast in the South American market. Plantec.....

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Nir Nursery expands market for wax pot plants

The market for wax cut flowers has developed rapidly and the volumes at the Dutch auction are increasing year after year. Also in North America and the Far East, these flowers are flown in from several parts of the world and are rising in popularity. Unfortunately, the wax flower pot plants cannot benefit.....

Interplant Roses presents new varieties

The last quarter Interplant Roses has not been idle. Their Product Promotion Team presented their latest varieties in various locations all over the world. Participating in flower shows such as IFTEX, the Shanghai Flower Show, and ROOOZ, they got a full picture of how the new introductions are being received.....

US: 4th of July celebrated with American flowers

During Independence Day in the US, red, white and blue flowers cannot be missed. The 4th of July also marks the final day of the third edition of the American Flowers Week. It's a week-long celebration of domestic flowers to raise consumer awareness and unite America’s flower farmers with the U.S. floral.....

Scent production in plants is deliberate action

A Purdue University team of scientists upended a long-held assumption about how plant volatile compounds, the chemicals that are responsible for scent, move to the outside of the cells to attract pollinators, defend the plant and perform other key functions.Natalia Dudareva, distinguished professor of.....

Keeping roses cool in the summer heat

Summertime is often characterized by reduced demand and increased supply in the market, due to a relatively higher production. This high production is in general caused by higher temperatures, which is usually also accompanied by reduced quality evident from smaller buds and thinner stems. The ClimatorDutch.....

Pheno Geno's roses used in gourmet meal for the first time

Roses have been used as a food source for generations. Rose hips are full of nutritious substances, most notably vitamin C and antioxidants. Everyone knows rose hip jam or jelly is any pancake's best friend. But what about rose petals? When thinking about rose petals as food, first thing that comes to our.....