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21-23 March 2017 in Kiev

Only 2 months till Flower Expo Ukraine

This year the 11th edition of Flower Expo Ukraine will take place from 21-23 March 2017 in the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kiev. As already expected the exhibition continues its growth path, which it started last year.The Ukrainian economy is forecasted to grow with some 2.5% in 2017 according.....

US (MD): MANTS 2017 likely to break 2016's visitor record

"I believe this was the most people I have ever seen at this show", says Tamara Felux of J. Berry Nursery. She visited this show, that was held from January 11-13, in Baltimore, MD. On the first day, they already had 10,000 registrants and increased to over 11,000 registrants on the second day, the MANTS.....

Photo's cut flower carnation open house Selecta Japan

PHOTO REPORT Nearly 500 varieties and codes were on display at the cut flower carnation open house of Selecta Japan. On January 13 and 14, the visitors received an exclusive look behind the scenes at trial greenhouse co-operated by grower Mr. Kenji Tanaka."We have had great assistance and comments on our new.....
Workshops, lectures and presentations with experts

IPM Essen 2017 invites visitors to supporting programme

From January 24 to 27, 2017, IPM Essen will not only offer a unique available range with around 1,600 exhibitors from all over the world but the extensive supporting programme will also promise a particular value added for all the trade visitors. At IPM Essen, experts and insiders will invite them to.....

sustainable cultivation according Stolk Flora

Macro-mites, essential oils and vital water for the orchid

At Waterdrinker’s Cash & Carry, in the coming weeks the spotlight will be on growers that contribute to a sustainable and healthy world in one way or the other. This has resulted in a story series, including this one: an interview with Jan Stolk and Marco Hartensveld of nursery Stolk Flora about their.....

US (MD): Vivid atmosphere at MANTS 2017

PHOTO REPORT Today is the final day of the MANTS 2017 in Baltimore, MD. "The atmosphere is positive and everyone is looking forward to spring", says Nico Rijnbeek of Rijnbeek and Son, one of the exhibitors. Nico Rijnbeek of Rijnbeek and Son.According to Rijnbeek and Mike Howden of Macore, another exhibitor, the foot.....

Flower bulb specialist JUB Holland wins Horticultural Entrepreneur's Prize 2017

PHOTO REPORT The ambassador of the horticultural sector in 2017 is JUB Holland. This flower bulb specialist from Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, takes up the title on 11 January 2017. They are this year's winner of the Horticultural Entrepreneur's Prize as they perfectly suit the theme of the award: ‘Family-run.....

free 1-hour webinar 'Optimization of growth climate via technical innovations'

Curious how you can take advantage of The Next Generation Growing?

On Monday, 30 January 2017 Hoogendoorn and Svensson will bring expertise together to inform you on the latest developments learned on Next Generation Growing (NGG) via a free webinar. This includes the latest tools based on NGG available for the horticultural sector. The webinar is organized especially for.....

Feb. 18 at Oregon State University:

Oregon State University to host Small Farms Conference

The 16th annual Oregon Small Farms Conference, which drew more than 1,000 people last year, takes place Feb. 18 at Oregon State University. The event, one of the flagship educational offerings of OSU Extension Service’s Small Farms Program, is geared toward farmers, agriculture professionals, food.....

UK: Who will become the 2017 Young Horticulturist of the Year?

This year the Chartered Institute of Horticulture Young Horticulturist of the Year competition returns to its roots for the 27th annual competition final. The Grand Final is to be held on May 6th at the University Centre Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury was home to Percy Thrower whose Trust provides an impressive.....

January 11-13 in Baltimore:

US (MD): MANTS is taking off

The 47th annual Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) takes off today. Over 950 exhibitors will be present and showcasing their products and services in the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD, till January 13.Widely known as The Masterpiece of Trade Shows™, MANTS brings together close to 1,000.....

February 7, Stoneleigh Park

UK: AHDB seminar on softwood propagation of ornamentals

Although there are several UK specialist plant propagators, and a number of production businesses take propagation material from their own stock plants or crops, the production of cutting material from stock plants is now an international trade with material being supplied from as far away as Africa and.....

13-14 January in Nishio-city

Selecta Japan holds cut flower carnation 2017 open house

Take a first look at novelties, that will upgrade your program. Selecta Japan, subsidiary of Selecta one cut flowers, invites customers and others interested in the services, to the annually cut flowers Carnation Open house, on January 13th and 14th from 9:00 till 16:00 at Isshiki-cho, Nishio-city, AICHI.The.....

8-10 November, 2017 in Vijfhuizen:

NL: New edition IFTF World of Flowers in 2017

Green Team Consultancy+ and the International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair (IFTF) have decided to organize a new edition of the successful World of Flowers in November 2017. In November 2016 more than 900 international florists visited the World of Flowers, the first edition of the Wim Hazelaar.....

December 8-9, Gainesville

US (FL): More than 100 varieties at annual UF/IFAS poinsettia sale

When people shop at this year’s 20th annual poinsettia sale at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, they may be surprised that not all poinsettias are red.The sale, held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9, takes place at the greenhouses behind Fifield.....

Applications open for 2017 UF/IFAS Plant Camp for educators

Are you a teacher who has always wanted to incorporate lessons on plants in your classroom? The University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is hosting its free Plant Camp, a five-day workshop, from June 12 to 16, 2017.Applications will be accepted from Dec. 14th to Feb. 19, 2017. To.....

India: Two-day PAU Chrysanthemum Show to kick off from Dec 8

A two-day Chrysanthemum Show will be organised on the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) campus from December 8. The Department of Floriculture and Landscaping, and Estate Organisation, PAU, will jointly host the show in the memory of renowned Punjabi poet Bhai Vir Singh, who had ample love for flowers and.....

January 24-27, Essen

IPM Essen 2017 offers purchasers green range and products for shop fitting

From January 24 to 27, 2017, the international green sector will be guests at Messe Essen. For decision takers from garden centres, market gardens with retail operations and the specialised retail trade, IPM Essen 2017 will open up access to the entire green range and to shop fitting. The fair will portray.....

How to throw a farmer-florist party

"If you’re like me, planning for 2017 is top-of-mind these days," writes Debra Prinzing at the American Flowers Week blog. "And it’s not too early to begin your American Flowers Week 2017 promotional prep!"Here’s some inspiration to get you started. I’ve been wanting to share the story of SC Upstate Flowers,.....

Floral Agency, Wunderkammer decorate ‘Blumenhalle’ at Berliner Green Week

The Floral Agency and The Wunderkammer will be responsible for the realisation of the floral presentation in the ‘Blumenhalle’ during the International Green Week (IGW). This international green event, with some 400.000 visitors each year, takes place from 20 till 29 January 2017 in the Messe, Berlin. The.....

Fair to become trendier and a source of inspiration

New direction for Plantarium

The board of the Nursery Trade Fair Foundation has chosen a new direction for Plantarium. “Under the name Plantarium 3.0, we are making the fair trendier and the event will also become a source of inspiration for green applications”, says chairman Jan Willem Griep.The new direction is being translated into a.....

December 2-17, Cancun, Mexico

Kew supports Mexico in race against time to protect biodiversity

One of the world's leading botanical science research institutions, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, is celebrating 15 years of partnerships aimed at protecting Mexico's biodiversity during this year's Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of the Parties, CBD-COP13, in Cancun from Dec 2-17th.RBG Kew.....

January 24-27, Essen

IPM Essen 2017 presents current trends and info programme

From January 24 to 27, 2017, the international green sector will be guests at Messe Essen. At IPM Essen, horticulture will find not only innovative technology, soils and substrates for efficient production but also the unique possibilities of establishing important contacts with market-leading plant breeders.....

October 11-13 at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo

Japan: IFEX 2017 open for registration

Just a couple of months ago, the IFEX 2016 was held and for those who are interested in entering the Japanese flower industry or considering exhibiting at IFEX 2017, the registration is open. This 14th edition will take place from October 11-13 at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan.The IFEX is being held.....

December 7, Chilton

UK: Hardy nursery stock substrate and nutrition workshop

AHDB Horticulture is one of several organisations currently funding two research projects examining future potential substrate blends and ways of monitoring nutrient levels in container-grown plant production. As part of CP 138 ‘Transition to responsibly sourced growing media use within UK horticulture’, a.....

January 11, Lisse

NL: Registration open for Horticultural Entrepreneur's Prize ceremony

Who will win the Horticultural Entrepreneur's Prize 2017? On Wednesday, 11 January 2017, we shall finally know which entrepreneur demonstrated the best innovative and sustainable business acumen because that is when the winners will be announced. The Keukenhof is hosting the 31st Horticultural Entrepreneur's.....

US (MI): More than 400 visitors at ASCFG conference

The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, Inc. (ASCFG) recently completed its 2016 National Conference and Trade Show in Grand Rapids, Michigan with an all‐time high attendance of more than 400 growers, floral professionals, and industry representatives.A sold‐out Growers’ School provided.....

Myplant & Garden 2017

"Defining the bases for a more definite industrial plan"

The curtain on Myplant goes up on Wednesday, February, 22nd. The third edition of the three-day international fair dedicated to the green industry inaugurates a livelier, more elegant, accurate and richer edition than the previous ones.With the upcoming spring the 30,000 m2 pavilions 16 and 20 of Fiera.....

New Zealand: Meilland roses shine at International Rose Trials

National and international rose growers will learn on Sunday which of the new rose varieties grown in Palmerston North have been judged the best. Over the past two years, 40 roses submitted by growers and hybridisers from around the world have been cared for by city council staff at the New Zealand.....

January 23, Ratingen, Germany

AIPH opens global plant health debate

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites growers and industry associations from around the world to join its discussion on the plant health challenges facing growers in different countries.The meeting, which will take place on 23 January 2017 in Ratingen, near Dusseldorf in.....

UK: National Collection Holders' Conference 2016

The first Conference in 16 years for National Collection Holders took place on 23 November at RHS Wisley, with over 100 attendees. Collection Holders and local Collection Co-ordinators travelled from all over the UK to exchange ideas, share best practice, and learn from expert speakers in plant health,.....

Registrations open for INDEGA IPM Innovation Award

This year the International INDEGA IPM Innovation Award puts a special focus on new developments in vegetable production. Every year IPM Messe Essen and the Association of the German Horticultural Industry INDEGA (Interessenvertretung der deutschen Industrie für den Gartenbau) honour IPM exhibitors with this.....

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US: Highlights from 2016 Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo held on November 9 and 10, in Boxborough, MA had over 800 attending.Sue Adams (NEF President), Mark Adams Greenhouses in Poughkeepsie, NY hosted the Dazed and Infused Educational Cocktail the evening before the conference. According to Sue,” Everyone loved the.....

June 20-21

UK: HTA launches new event alongside National Plant Show

Seven years ago the HTA launched the National Plant Show at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry to support growers and give them the right show at the right time of the year for them to do business. The event is now a staple date in the horticultural calendar and to enhance this offering and give a platform to even.....

Nine percent more visitors for IPM Dubai and WOP Dubai

A new year and a new record - IPM Dubai and WOP Dubai seem to follow this motto. The most important trade fairs for the green sector and fresh goods in the Middle East were once more able to achieve substantial growth and, for the first time, filled three halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre. That.....
January 28-31, Orlando

US (FL): Breeding pros gather at Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference

Join the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) for the 56th Vegetable and Flower Seed Conference, January 28-31, 2017 in Orlando. The annual conference brings together nearly 900 seed industry professionals from more than 20 countries for four days of global networking and education. Held at.....

International Hosted Buyer Program invites 200 growers to Bangkok

Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia (ATA/HA) inaugurated their hosted buyer program. All agricultural and horticultural buyers from across the world are invited to apply directly at www.agritechnica-asia.com/buyer or email to buyer@agritechnica-asia.com for Agritechnica Asia and for Horti Asia at.....

Westphalia plant growers visit Gruppo Di Meo Remo facilities

After the positive results of a trip carried out by a group of plant growers from north Westphalia last year, a new group of German operators wanted to do the same this year, to learn more about the leading companies of the Roma and Latina greenhouse sector, among which we find those part ofGruppo Di Meo.....

24-27 November 2016 in Istanbul:

Turkey: Eurasia Plant Fair/ Flower Show kicks off

The Eurasia Plant Fair/Flower Show kicked off this morning. At this 8th edition, the latest products of nearly 300 global suppliers are on display. This show will be held in Istanbul, from 24-27 November 2015. And before the show took off, exhibitors already posted pictures on their social media pages......
December 1, Cawood

UK: The future of LEDs in ornamental plant production

Light influences many aspects of crop biology, and LEDs provide a novel means to manipulate many of these responses to benefit ornamentals crop production. AHDB funded work at Stockbridge Technology Centre (STC) is helping the protected crops industry learn how to manage the light spectrum to control plant.....

February 8-9, Shropshire

Impact of Brexit on UK renewable energy policy debated

The effect of Brexit on the UK’s renewable and low carbon energy policy will be outlined by the Rt Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben - chairman of the committee on climate change, at the Energy Now Expo next February 8 & 9 2017.A key note speaker at the event, Lord Deben was the former minister for.....

November 30, Spalding

UK: Optimising crop nutrition and understanding soil steaming techniques

The focus of this workshop, aimed at cut flower growers, is to provide an understanding of the nutritional requirements of the key cut flower crops grown in the UK and an appreciation of the influence of the substrate, whether it be soil or a soilless substrate, in terms of its impact on plant growth.As a.....

Dutch group learns about new trends in Almeria's horticulture

COEXPHAL has guided a group of Dutch producers who wanted to learn about new trends in Almeria's horticulture and about the production of ornamental plants during their visit to the province. The head of COEXPHAL's Production Techniques Department, Jan van der Blom, was in charge of accompanying the Dutch.....
January 19-20, Kansas City

US (MO): Leading horticulture students to convene at 2017 Western

The Western Nursery & Landscape Association's Student Advisory Committee is expanding for 2017. Ten top horticulture students in the Midwest have been invited to join the Committee. These students are charged with developing ideas and recommendations on educational programming, networking opportunities.....

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140 varieties showcased at Millstadt's Poinsettia Trial

Over 300 people from the horticulture industry visited the Annual Poinsettia Trial and Open House at Millstadt Greenhouse and N.G. Heimos Greenhouses in Millstadt, IL. At this 9th edition, which was held on November 14, poinsettia varieties from five different breeders were showcased. "The.....

August 23-26, Boskoop-Hazerswoude

Theme of Plantarium 2017: “Stories”

The theme of the 35th edition of Plantarium is “Stories”. By choosing this theme, the board of the Stichting Vakbeurs voor de Boomkwekerij (Nursery Trade Fair Foundation) is emphasising the fact that stories are indispensable when it comes to marketing the product. The theme provides the participants and the.....

New Zealand Flowers Week unleashes floral creativity

National Flower Promotion Group (NFPG) is pleased to announce the first New Zealand Flowers Week, November 21st – 27th 2016, which celebrates locally grown flowers.NFPG has commissioned five top florists from around New Zealand to create floral installations from one species of locally grown flower.Jo Mann.....

Encounters and market potential at Flower Show Turkey

Despite the turbulent times that Turkey has been experiencing over the past few months, normal life has started again. From Thursday to Sunday, 24 to 27 November 2016, the Flower Show Turkey is being organised in Istanbul. It's a great place to bring buyers and growers together.Major efforts are being made.....

European Floristry Championship to be organized in Poland

The members of the International Florist Organisation chose to award the Europa Cup 2020 to Poland, after being presented with an impressive plan for the championship by Polish florist association SFP. The decision was officially announced during Florint’s General Assembly, on November 5.Host city for the.....