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Reminder to remember the roo in the lead-up to Australia Day

The Australian Made Campaign, the not-for-profit organisation that administers and promotes the green-and-gold kangaroo certification trade mark for Australian products and produce, is reminding shoppers to ‘remember the roo’ in the lead-up to Australia Day.“Research shows Australians love locally made and.....

January 19

Webinar: In-House Nutrient Monitoring

AFE is sponsoring a free webinar on January 19 on Nutritional Monitoring.This webinar focuses on setting up a nutritional monitoring program, and experts will present the latest in research and educational information.In-House Nutrient Monitoring: January 19, 2018 from 12 to 1:00 p.m. EST The basic.....

June 12-14, Boskoop-Hazerswoude

Netherlands: New event focuses on new nursery assortment

Garden Trials and Trade is the main event where the latest plant varieties in the area of woody plants and perennials are exhibited. This will take place for the first time in the Plantarium building at the International Trade Centre Boskoop-Hazerswoude on 12, 13 and 14 June 2018. Garden Trials and Trade is.....

November 13, Nottingham

UK: A new one-day event for retailers, suppliers and growers

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) announce Cultivating Retail – a collaborative one-day event for retailers, suppliers and growers. This event will take place on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at the East Midlands Conference Centre and De Vere Orchard.....

US (MI): Early spring events for growers

Greenhouse, nursery and Christmas tree growers have the opportunity to participate in numerous events hosted by Michigan State University Extension during the winter and spring of 2018. The topics of the sessions vary widely to appeal to all greenhouse, nursery and Christmas tree growers.Grower operations of.....

IPM Essen:

National participation booths from all over the world present their products

From January 23 to 26, 2018, IPM ESSEN will take place at Messe Essen. In total, 20 nations will present their new plants and innovative product developments on joint booths. Here is an overview in alphabetical order:BelgiumFor the Belgian producers, IPM ESSEN is a tradition because the exhibitors from the.....

webinar, February 2

Photoperiodic responses and lighting strategies

Day length (photoperiod) impacts flowering of many greenhouse crops. However, there is no one-daylength fits all approach. Chris Currey (Iowa State University), Roberto Lopez (Michigan State University) and Neil Mattson (Cornell University) will discuss the photoperiod response groups of common bedding.....

SunPatiens featured at Hortivation Family Garden

Sakata Ornamentals takes part in the new Hortivation experience the ‘Family Garden’. Time efficiency and sustainability will form the central theme of this innovation show. Impatiens SunPatiens will feature in this hotspot located in Hall 13. The plants thrive in full sun or part shade and deliver continuous.....

webinar, January 26

PGR University: Focus on annuals

e-Gro presents a PGR University webinar with a focus on annuals. The webinar takes place January 26, 2018, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Time. Part 1: Biocontainers and Growth Regulators: Strategies for Effective Control Chris Currey, Iowa State UniversityThere are several factors that influence plant growth.....
January 17, 2018:

UK: BPOA conference opened by Albert Grimm of Jeffery’s greenhouses

BPOA conference will take place on 17th January at the NFU Conference Suite, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 2TZ (following the AGM and dinner held at the Stratford Manor Hotel. The seminar will start at 9:15am and will close at 15:30pm. Click herefor the Spring Conference 2018 agenda.BPOA is.....

March 14-16, 2018 in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian horticulture & floriculture industry prepares for HortiFlora 2018

HortiFlora Expo 2018 will be held on 14th -16th of March 2018 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at Millennium hall for the 7th time as a biennial trade fair. The expo is organized by Ethiopian Exporters Horticulture Producer Association (EHPEA) & HPP Exhibitions. The Ethiopian horticulture & floriculture.....

Aleia Roses presents its premium rose to the German market

The Spanish grower of Red Naomi!, Aleia Roses, will be present for the first time at the Internationale Pflanzen Messe (IPM) in Essen, Germany. The company has launched its premium rose under the product name Aleia. Aleia Roses' booth is located in hall 1, stand number D12.02 in the stand of the Verband des.....
February 28, Novi

US (MI): Marketing Boot Camp for greenhouse operations

January: It’s the beginning of a new year and for most, the start of another spring growing season. During this time, most growers are preparing for the arrival of unrooted cuttings, plugs or liners, filling containers, cleaning and performing other tasks on that never ending to-do list. Those who are.....

US (MD): Positive vibes at MANTS 2018

PHOTO REPORT The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade show (MANTS) is in full swing and today is the second day of the three-day exhibition in Baltimore (MD). "The first day was visited well and the atmosphere among the visitors is positive says Nico Rijnbeek of Rijnbeek and Son, one of the exhibitors. The show will last till.....

February 20-22, Gorinchem

Netherlands: HortiContact exhibition almost sold out

Glasshouse Horticulture Trade Fair HortiContact is booked full for 95% already. Currently, 475 companies have registered for the Netherlands’ biggest horticultural industry meet-up. Preliminary registrations include 60 new companies, who will join HortiContact in Gorinchem on 20, 21, and 22 February 2018......

Australia: NGIA hosts free workshops at National Conference

NGIA's 2018 National Conference is featuring three informative workshops. These workshops are included in the concurrent program and are an opportunity for more in depth learning.Tuesday 20 FebruaryPresented by Dr Alistair Gracie & Dr David Monckton, University of Tasmania11.00am Horticultural.....

IPM Essen market description, part 1

"Demand for living green products grows even further"

From January 23 to 26, 2018, IPM ESSEN will gather the entire international green sector at Messe Essen. Not only will the current plant trends be introduced at the world's leading fair for horticulture but it will also be the number-one international ordering platform. The forecasts for the coming business.....

February 28 - May 28, Walt Disney World

US (FL): Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival celebrates 25th year

The 25th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will kick off spring at Walt Disney World Resort Feb. 28 and continue through May 28, 2018, with seasonal fun for all. What began in 1994 as a 38-day celebration of Disney-style gardens and topiaries has grown over the years to a 90-day spring.....

Dutch growers discover Turkish market

The Turkish economy is steadily growing. That harbours opportunities, which is why Turkish and Dutch market parties are talking about setting up new production regions in Turkey. Given that outlook, Royal FloraHolland organised a study trip to Turkey from 20 to 24 November 2017. Seven growers went.....

Royal FloraHolland members agree on new rates

The members of Royal FloraHolland have voted in favour of the new rates and contribution for 2018. CFO Steven van Schilfgaarde emphasised that the rates proposal is the product of extensive consultation with the members.Prior to the vote, there was a heated discussion among the members and between the.....

Vietnam: Ornamental plant exhibition opens in Hanoi

A variety of ornamental trees and birds from around the country are on display in an exhibition in Phuc Tho District on the outskirts of Hanoi.The event is divided into four sections, including an exhibition area of nearly 1,000 typical ornamental trees; an exhibition area of orchids, decorative flowers,.....

April 13-17, 2018

US (CA): Cornell organizes California Spring Trials Excursion

Cornell is organizing a tour of several of the main stops along the Spring Trial route in California from April 13-17, 2018. This one-of-a-kind guided excursion is an intense, educational, and entertaining way for growers and horticultural professionals to visit several of the key Spring Trial locations with.....

September 19-21, Padova

Italy: AIPH approves Flormart 2018 trade fair

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has given approval to Flormart 2018 to become a D category International Horticultural Trade Fair according to the Regulations of AIPH. Flormart will take place in Padova, Italy on 19-21 September 2018 and will feature ornamental horticultural.....

The first technical nursery days in Colombia

The Association of Colombian Nursery Growers, Colviveros, along with the Secretary of Economic Development of Fusagasugá, Asovis and Flormacoop, held on November 30 and December 1, 2017 the First National Technical Nursery Days, which took place in the municipalities of Fusagasugá and Chinauta.According to.....

Selecta one shows new assortment, new projects at IPM 2018

At the IPM 2018 in Essen (GER) Selecta one presents again current highlights and developments of its as-sortment in hall 2 stand D21. With 180 m² the exhibition space remains the same as in the previous year and presents both new as well as approved varieties and introduces new and evolved projects. For the.....

IPM Essen aims to attract visitors with supporting programme

With its fully comprehensive range of products on offer along the entire value added chain in horticulture, IPM Essen will draw trade visitors from all continents into the Ruhr metropolis. Around 1,600 exhibitors will show their innovations. Moreover, the fair will score points with an attractive supporting.....

Flower industry show interest in packaging concept

Kenya: Cargolite Open Day in pictures

On November 30, 60 people attended the Cargolite Open Day, that was held at the Oserian “go down” at NBO airport in Nairobi. Cargolite's preferred supplier and local agent Dodhia Packaging Kenya Ltd. opened the warehouse and Oserian gave a demonstration on the way to work with the Cargolite packaging.....

IPM Dubai opens its doors today

Today, the IPM Dubai opens its doors for the twelfth time. It will feature the official country pavilions of China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Germany, India, the Netherlands and Sri Lanka, while major companies from France, Ireland, Kenya, Korea and Turkey will showcase the latest techniques in the sector. In total,.....

US (FL): Annual poinsettia sale as an experiential learning model

Each December, the undergraduate environmental horticulture club in the University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) hosts its highly-anticipated poinsettia sale.This year, the 21st annual poinsettia sale will be Dec. 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at.....

BIZZ Holland present at IPM Essen 2018 with 60 participants

60 Dutch companies of the ornamental horticulture sector will come together at the BIZZ Holland stand at the next Internationale Pflanzenmesse (IPM) in Germany (Hall 12, Stand no. 12A20). The event will take place in Essen from 23 to 26 January 2018.Hall 12 is traditionally the Dutch hall for nursery stock.....

Dutch PM Mark Rutte visits Ghanaian branch MDK Flowers & Greens

Last week, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met French President Emmanuel Macron and the President of Ghana in Ghana. Also a visit was made to the Ghanaian branch of MDK Flowers & Greens.Photos: MDKMarcel Duijvestein and the Prime Minister have known each other for a while: last year June, Ruttevisited.....

Taiwan Floriculture Exports Association joins HortEx Vietnam

The organizers of HortEx Vietnam, the first International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam, which is being held from 14-16 March 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City, are pleased to announce the presence of a national pavilion from Taiwan.....

NL: 10th Breeders & Young Plant Producers Conference

The 10th edition of the FleuroSelect Breeders and Young Plant Producers Conference took place on 28-29 November at the A4 Schiphol hotel near Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This year’s event main theme was the Future in Ornamental Breeding.On day one, Desch Plantpak and Floramedia opened the Conference with an.....

US (LA): Hundreds of poinsettias on display at LSU AgCenter show

With more than 2,300 poinsettia plants for sale and more than 40 new varieties for evaluation, the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden drew scores of poinsettia lovers on Dec. 1.The poinsettia show has been presented for more than 20 years, said Jeff Kuehny, resident director at the Botanic Gardens.The.....

MANTS: 48 years and still going strong

US (MD): "People still see value in meeting face to face"

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade show (MANTS) will be held for the 48th time from January 10-12, 2018. This annual horticulture show draws exhibiting companies and attendees from throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. It has grown significantly since its establishment, and for several years.....

Christmasworld and Floradecora 2018: Tips for visitors

The countdown to Christmasworld has begun and, from 26 to 30 January 2018, the fair will open its doors to the international festive and seasonal decoration sector for five days of 'Merry Business'. In Frankfurt am Main, international trade buyers from the retail, wholesale and import trades can discover not.....

US: Nominations welcome for 2018 SAF Awards

While the 45th Annual American Music Awards ceremony celebrated the latest and greatest talents of the contemporary music scene on Nov. 19, the floral industry honors outstanding achievement among its professionals in September — and the application deadlines for those accolades come fast in the new year.The.....

Turkey: Impression of Eurasia Plant Fair / Flower Show 2017

PHOTO REPORT The 9th edition of Eurasia Plant Fair / Flower Show was held between the dates of 23rd – 25th of November 2017 in İstanbul TÜYAP Fair Convention Centre. Turkish Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Association participated in the fair and welcomed many visitors from around the world including.....

US: Flower delivery service builds 'Wall of Love' near Capitol

A flower delivery service is encouraging lawmakers to trade partisan fights for a bit of petal diplomacy, erecting a gigantic “Wall of Love” outside the Capitol made up of hundreds of bouquets.The wall, which went up on Wednesday at the Capitol Reflecting Pool, was built by Teleflora, and includes 1,000.....

Competitions and presentation ceremonies at IPM Essen

From January 23 to 26, 2018, the international horticultural industry will congregate at Messe Essen in order to introduce their innovations and new products to the trade public. IPM Essen will once again be a platform for numerous presentation ceremonies. An overview of the most important competitions:The.....

NL: 170,714 bulbs for National Monument MH17

On November 24, at the National Monument MH17 in Vijfhuizen (NH), 170,714 flower bulbs were planted. The bulbs of the crop Chionodoxa will give the Monument a purple-blue glow in the spring. The number of flower bulbs refers to July 17, 2014, the date of the disaster with flight MH17 when 298 people lost.....

US (MI): Last days to sign up for greenhouse online courses

Greenhouse businesses are looking to the spring production season of 2018. Sign up now for the winter sessions of three self-paced courses in Michigan State University Extension’s Online College of Knowledge greenhouse series: Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting, Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers.....

Germany: Messe Essen celebrates conclusion of first construction phase

A festive ceremony with around 500 invited guests from the political, economic, media and fair sectors took place at Messe Essen today in order to celebrate the conclusion of the first phase of the modernisation of the fair site right on time. With the opening of the new glass foyer which covers an area of.....

Dutch growers explore Spanish market

Spain: Flower consumption focused on 'giving moments'

Dutch flowers and plants are popular with the Spanish, Matthijs van Bonzel, the Dutch ambassador in Madrid, notices. He recently received a delegation of growers from the Netherlands, led by Lucas Jansen (Flower Academy) and including Marco van de Koppel (Horti Experience), to explore the market.The group of.....

US (CA): Floral industry rallies to help wildfire victims

Days before Thanksgiving, a group of floral industry members came together in California to support wildfire recovery efforts in the state’s wine country.Hosted by Visit California, The Grateful Table was a farm-to-fork style feast for more than 500 guests. The event featured celebrity Chef Tyler Florence,.....

China: Eye-catching Guangzhou bougainvillea glabra flower show

The inauguration of Guangzhou's first bougainvillea glabra flower show has caught the eyes of the public. On site, more than 150 kinds of bougainvillea glabra were on display.The show bustled with visitors taking photos and having a visual feast. A series of large-scale thematic flower beds were set up in a.....

US: Bloomia joined a massive food fight in Washington D.C.

Bloomia recently sponsored food fight in Washington D.C that drew over 1,000 people. Unlike most fighting in D.C., the Capital Food Fight is a fun night where top chefs battle it out, all in the name of charity. The event, founded by chef José Andrés, raised $638,000 for D.C. Central Kitchen. The money helps.....

PMA A-NZ Technology and Innovation Event wrap up

The Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand (PMA A-NZ) recently hosted their second instalment in a series of Tech Events; this time at the Brisbane Markets in Rocklea. These events expose managers, owners and suppliers across the fresh produce and floral industry supply chains to potentially.....

February 1, Bleiswijk

NL: International Workshop on Natural light & Covering materials

Wageningen University & Research Greenhouse Horticulture organises the workshop "Natural light & Covering materials" for international participants. Target group are companies (supply industry and growers) active in the field or interested in the topic. The workshop will focus on the following.....

A roundup of the Let it Grow Bootcamp

This year's Let it Grow Bootcamp invited a group of international floriculture experts, ambassadors and entrepreneurs together for an exciting 6-day programme of training and activity. An opportunity for all to network with peers and players within the sector, to receive or offer coaching, and exchange.....

NL: Lucinda den Adel wins VBW Flowercup

Lucinda den Adel has won the VBW Flowercup 2017 – the national floristry championship in the Netherlands. She scored 81.50 out of 100 points with her arrangement, which kept her well ahead of the other participants. Aside from the coveted title of national champion, the delighted florist also won a big.....

June 18-20, Brisbane

Australia: Registrations open for Hort Connections 2018

Delegate registrations are now open for Hort Connections 2018, which will be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre from 18-20 June 2018. Next year’s event will build on the success of Hort Connections 2017, which resulted in nearly 2,500 members of the local and international supply chain coming together.....

December 5-6, Grand Rapids

US (MI): Integrated pest management a focus at Greenhouse Growers Expo

Over the last decade or so, there has been a steady surge of public interest in how and where our agricultural commodities are produced. We only need to consider a few contemporary buzz words for this to be apparent: sustainable, pollinator-friendly, organic, pasture-raised, locally-sourced, pesticide-free,.....

Expo 2020 Dubai’s key focus on investments in natural greens

A growing focus on creating sustainable cities for healthier living environments - one of the main agendas under the sustainability theme of Expo 2020 Dubai - is attracting multibillion-dollar investments in urban landscaping and horticulture across the UAE and the Middle East. Dubai, for example, has.....

UK: HTA gives evidence at EFRA Committee hearing on Brexit

The hopes and concerns of the garden industry post-Brexit were made clear to Westminster representatives at a Select Committee Inquiry on 15 November, and to 19 parliamentarians at a joint dinner, held by the APPGHG and EFRA Select Committee on 23 October at the House of Lords.HTA Director of Horticulture,.....

Finalists announced for AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards

Nine ornamentals growers, from Canada, China, Colombia, Israel and the Netherlands have reached the finals of the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2018.On Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the IPM Fairground in Essen, Germany, the industry will come together to celebrate the finalists as the.....

Christmasworld brings fresh flowers and seasonal decorations together

The designers from Holland’s 2Dezign studio are renowned for presentations that impress, inspire and tempt customers. For the last eight years, Rudi Tuinman and Pascal Koeleman have been designing an imposing special show at Christmasworld. The aim is to encourage the trade to try something new – either in.....

August 22-24, Boskoop

NL: Plantarium 2018 and GROEN-Direkt under the same roof

Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt join physically in 2018. Plantarium will take place in the hall adjacent to GROEN-Direkt's Autumn trade fair in August 2018. So there will be two trade fairs under the same roof. This will create the largest international garden plant event of the year with a complete package of.....

Russian flower show grabs attention

On the 20th of October a flower show was held in Cheboksary, Chuvashia in collaboration with OZ export and its preferred suppliers, breeder Dekker Chrysanten and their client customer. The event was held to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the customer.This celebration was very special, because it was the.....

"Jungle Talks gain popularity"

This Thursday, Jungle Talks will organize a masterclass with Maaike Groot, manager Public Affairs and the daughter of founder Simon Groot from East-West Seed. A great way to finalize this year’s Jungle Talks – masterclass program. Join this masterclass on Thursday, the 23rd of November at 20:45 CET by.....
December 5, Overton

US (TX): Texas A&M offers pesticide applicator training

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer a pesticide applicators training from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 in Overton.The program will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 N. Farm-to-Market Road 3053. Cost is $35 per person if preregistered by Dec. 1 and $50.....

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Expo Agroalimentaria receives more interest from ornamental industry

PHOTO REPORT The Mexican ornamental sector is growing and this trend was visible at the Expo AgroAlimentaria Guanajuato that was held in the town of Irapuato, Mexico. This exhibition that used to be a real fresh produce show is receiving more and more interest from the ornamental industry. Next to orchid and anthurium.....

Danziger intrigues visitors at the FloraHolland Trade Fair

Visitors who walked around the different booth and displays last week in Aalsmeer were surprised to see Danziger's “Scoop” display.No designed bouquets on high platforms “shouting out” their marvelous appearance were there. Actually, at first glance, the display looked almost empty, with only one large.....