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US: Scientists seek public assistance in tackling rose rosette disease

Halfway through a five-year, $4.6 million grant to combat rose rosette disease in the U.S., the national research team studying it is encouraged by the amount of information learned but admits having a way to go before finding how to overcome the deadly problem.Rose rosette was observed on wild roses as.....

November 2, Richardson

US (TX): Seminar for pest control pros is low-cost CEU opportunity

The Fall Pest Management Seminar by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offers one of the most cost-effective options for professional continuing education units, or CEUs, in the region, organizers said.“Early registration is $70, and that includes lunch,” said Dr. Mike Merchant, AgriLife Extension.....

Dutch expertise group AAB increases focus on new markets:

The high-end approach towards indoor cultivation

The market for indoor cultivation systems is evolving fast, especially now that the regulated cultivation of medical marijuana in North America has come around the corner. Dutch horticulture consultancy firm AAB is therefore translating its expertise in high-end indoor horticulture cultivationAAB is known.....

webinar, October 18

Modelling energy use and savings in the greenhouse

Now that the mums are gone, and the poinsettias are getting ready to colour up, it’s becoming clear that winter is just around the corner. With the colder temperatures outside, comes the ramping up of your heating system. Remember those energy bills from winters gone by? Have they got you thinking about.....

5 tools to increase internal communication in floral companies

A sense of reason has followed us until today, do you remember when you were a child and you used to ask your parents “Why?” several times a day? Is that necessity of fully understanding everything around us that explains the importance of effective internal communication.by Marcela Buitrago, Komet.....

"ClockOnline exceeds all expectations"

The recent period has seen a great deal of work go into the ClockOnline digital platform and it has paid off: Marco Stolze, owner of the online flowers and plants auction ClockOnline, is very enthusiastic about the initial results. “We have completed our first tests with this independent digital platform and.....

All those things that could be automated

Taking notes of the orders your customers make by phone, submitting the request to the procurement team via email, Skype or google sheets so then they can communicate that to the vendor, seems to be a process that requires being careful about remembering all details along every step of the way.In the floral.....

Kenya faces two hurdles in quest for direct US flights

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) will undergo the final audit by the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at the end of this month to assess safety standards before it is given the last point of departure (LDP) status.If the audit becomes successful, Kenya Airways will have.....
November 9, Vijfhuizen

KFC holds workshop on the need for social projects

The Kenya Flower Council in collaboration with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) will hold a workshop on the need for social projects and impacts on the workers under HERprojects on the sidelines of the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands on November 9, 2017.....
Floralife webinar, October 24

Managing the challenges of floral businesses

Floralife is hosting a free webinar for those interested in learning how to save on business costs while improving flower quality.The webinar will present solutions to better manage the challenges floral businesses face during peak times when quality and consistency suffer most.The webinar will be held.....

NL: Customers and growers want more sustainable packaging

More and more attention is being paid to sustainability, and the necessity to implement sustainability is increasing. Royal FloraHolland customers and growers are in agreement with this trend, as reflected in the answers to the survey completed by 200 growers and customers.The life cycle analysis conducted.....

CAN (ON): ErfGoed invests in Lincoln

Investments by the business community continue in Lincoln with the most recent by ErfGoed. ErfGoed is based in the Netherlands, with Lincoln being their first land acquisition in North America.The relationship with ErfGoed is a direct result of the Netherlands delegation by Lincoln’s Council and staff in.....

Standing Orders: A Solution for Recurrent Requirements

To handle recurring orders in the floral industry it’s important to analyze how customers decide to purchase flowers and the factors that influence those choices. That information lets you properly estimate the demand and establish behavioral buying habits so you can have better control of inventory.....

Container lines speed up their assault on reefer cargo

Container shipping lines are increasing their share of the seaborne reefer market and are forecast to accelerate their assault over the coming years, according to the latest edition of the Reefer Shipping Market Review and Forecast 2017/18 published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.In 2016, the.....