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OHP redesigns popular PGR Calculator App

OHP’s popular Plant Growth Regulator (PGR) Calculator app has been redesigned from the ground up. The new version, PGR Calculator v2.1, contains many of the same features as the previous version now runs faster and works on all iOS device environments.“Growers really embraced the convenience of the original.....

Kébol acquires Darwin Plants

Kébol announces the purchase of the assets and activities of Witteman & Co., a 150-year-old Dutch company specialized in sourcing and distributing bare root perennial products and conducting business as Darwin Plants, which is currently owned by Ball Horticultural Company.The acquired assets include the.....

Florensis awarded Hortis Legal ‘Audit Certificate Royalty Obligations’

Hortis Legal arranges royalty audits for breeders throughout the world.The royalty audits comprise the physical inspection of production and storage locations on the one hand, and the audit of the licensees’ financial records on the other hand.An audit was performed at Florensis (www.florensis.com) on 23.....

CAN (BC): Marijuana grow operation shut down at former nursery

Police were at a Rosedale farm property Tuesday afternoon dismantling a marijuana grow operation and seizing more than 3,200 plants and 32 kilograms of bud.Six people were arrested and released at the scene as part of the search warrant executed at the Gillanders Road property.The five-acre property in.....

NL: Fresh new look for Oldenburger Transport

Aalsmeer-based logistics service provider Oldenburger Transport has completely renewed its corporate image. “With our new house style of fresh business grey with bold red, Oldenburger Transport wishes to reaffirm its exceptional place in horticulture logistics,” says director Frans van Bergeijk. The focus at.....

Wyevale Nurseries relaunches Graduate Management Trainee Programme

One of the UK’s leading nurseries in Hereford has this month (March, 2017) announced that it will be re-opening its Management Trainee Programme. Wyevale Nurseries’ two year, in-house programme covers all areas of the business and the company is calling for graduates to apply for the position. Andy Johnson,.....

Dosatron adds three new team members

Dosatron International with corporate offices in Clearwater, Florida, has named Matthew Wellage as Regional Sales Manager.Matt brings to the Dosatron team six years of experience working for a manufacturer of chemical dispensing equipment. He also spent over eight years’ gaining experience in industrial.....

Lighting Science announces joint venture with Chinese LED manufacturer

Lighting Science announced a joint venture with Chinese LED manufacturer and lighting company MLS Co, Ltd. The joint venture will operate under the name Global Value Lighting and will be based in Rhode Island. Global Value Lighting will capitalize on Lighting Science’s extensive technology and intellectual.....

Danziger gears up for North American growth

After showing continuous growth in the past few years, Danziger announces a new business structure for its North American market.Mike Fernandez is appointed Market Manager North America for Bedding Plants and Perennials. Mike will continue leading the business activity in North America, developing new.....

US: ONLA to collaborate with AmericanHort

AmericanHort will work with the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) to help advance the green industry and member companies.Ken Fisher, AmericanHort President and CEO, will begin strategically working with the ONLA Board of Directors and ONLA’s Columbus-based staff as their Executive Director. The.....

Lemnis Oreon and EnviroTech sign distribution agreement

Lemnis Oreon and the North American EnviroTech Solutions Cultivation came to an agreement for a strategic partnership. EnviroTech is an engineering company from Richmond, California with broad fundamentals in horticulture. EnviroTech's expertise in energy- and water-technology fits the water-cooling solution.....

US (NC): Hoffman Nursery hires R&D horticulturist

Hoffman Nursery has advanced their growing and trial programs with the addition of Leanne Kenealy as Research and Development Horticulturist. Kenealy will concentrate on establishing optimal growing methods and new product lines. Her research will address a wide range of options for best practices, plant.....

New Bercomex premises almost ready

Bercomex, producer of automated flower processing machines in the Netherlands, will be moving to their new facility next month. The building, situated next door to the 'old' facility, is almost finished. A new video presents the latest construction updates.The construction of the new factory and warehouse.....

Netherlands: SK Roses expands

In May 2017, SK Roses will start with the construction of a new rose nursery. For some time SK Roses had been looking for a suitable location, which was at last found at the Noordlierweg in De Lier. "A great location, close to FloraHolland and centrally located between the two companies," says Tom Koene.The.....

HortiDaily & FloralDaily Greenhouse Guide available online

The second edition of the HortiDaily & FloralDaily Greenhouse Guide is now available online. The buyer's guide contains contact details of greenhouse constructors, screen installers, energy experts, seed suppliers, breeders, consultants and all other companies for your horticultural needs. Whatever you.....

Colorado State University and Philips Lighting convene Research Summit

US: Horticulture researchers explore tech innovations

Philips Lighting announced that Colorado State University (CSU) and the horticulture LED lighting group from Philips Lighting recently collaborated to host the first ever LED Horticulture Lighting Research Summit. The inaugural event, held on CSU’s campus, assembled a group of university researchers and.....

André Vreugdenhil

NL: Koppe appoints Commercial Manager

As of 3 April 2017, André Vreugdenhil will be joining the team at M. Koppe BV as Commercial Manager. He will be responsible for the production and sale of Begonia cuttings and, over time, will assume certain tasks currently handled by the general manager. With the appointment of André Vreugdenhil, Koppe has.....

Anthura joins Floriculture Sustainability Initiative

Sustainability in the ornamental horticulture sector is becoming increasingly important. Corporate social responsibility and respect for people and the environment may well become a 'license to produce'. Anthura therefore joins the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI).Over a year ago, the MPS GAP.....

Parfum Flower Company organizes trip to Kenya for florists

Parfum Flower Company is organizing an all-inclusive 5-day trip to Kenya for coming June. It includes a return flight and is specially intended for florists. Planned are two nights in a 5-star hotel, a visit to the Tambuzi farm to see the fragrant roses and a safari with overnight stay to look for the Big 5,.....

GASA Group continues positive sales development

GASA Group continues its positive development with pre-tax earnings (EBT) of DKK 28 mln (3.8 million euros) in 2016 - 1 mln (135,000 euros) greater than last year. The DLG-owned company improved turnover at the same time, which rose by DKK 65 mln (8.7 million euros) to DKK 2.4 bln (323 million euros).The.....
March 14, 2017

FTD to report annual results

FTD Companies will report results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2016 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 after the market closes. The company will host a conference call to discuss these results with additional comments and details provided at that time. Participating on the call will be.....

New greenhouse for Gebr. Grootscholten

NL: Unique 'home match' for Prins Group

Recently Prins Group completed a greenhouse project for Handelskwekerij Gebr. Grootscholten in Kwintsheul. The realization took place a stone’s throw away from the Prins Group company. This nearly 75-year old family nursery is run by brothers John and Mark Grootscholten. Since January 2017 Remy van der Knaap.....

Farmgirl Flowers sees e-commerce success

Farmgirl is an e-commerce flower store that was started by Christina, popularly known as the farm girl. Christina was brought up by her parents, who grew corn and soybeans. She grew up with a passion for running an innovative business.Through her passion, she discovered an opportunity in the flower market......

No auctioning at Royal FloraHolland on King's Day

At the start of this year, Royal FloraHolland reported about their plan to conduct a pilot of auctioning on the King's Day holiday (27 April 2017). This created quite a stir among buyers and suppliers. Therefore they have decided to review the decision.After reviewing the project and consulting the members.....

Cécile Duval, Les pépinières de France:

French growers defy Brexit

Shall we continue focusing on the UK market or shall we search for another main market? This was one of the questions that Les pépinières de France (Nurseries of France) asked themselves after the Brexit in June 2016. This young cooperation was established by nine growers in April 2015. By means of uniting,.....

Royal Brinkman launches online knowledge center

Royal Brinkman is launching a new part of the webshop, the "Knowledge Center". This is a significant improvement for Royal Brinkman's shop. Growers can not only order products, but also find all their needed information on the Royal Brinkman webshop. This additional knowledge brings an extra service where.....

"Innovation a key factor for the Brazilian market"

Until 2007, the gypsophila market in Brazil had been decreasing. A no change, stuck-in-time period, was the main reason. With only one variety and no awareness in growers about the importance on producing high quality products under standard procedures and strict protocols; and a common thought, of post.....

Connectaflor: From US to worldwide distributor

Esmeralda brand available worldwide again

Who is distributing flowers for Esmeralda Farms internationally? Since the closure of the operation in the Netherlands, this has been a question asked frequently. The answer is Connectaflor. About a month ago, Esmeralda's US distributor, Connectaflor has taken on the task of promoting and selling the.....

NL: Westland Adviesgroep and Smit Assurantiën merge

For many years, the Westland Adviesgroep in Poeldijk and Smit Assurantiën in 's-Gravenzande are one of the leading companies in the insurance market for horticulture. Westland Adviesgroep celebrated its fifteenth anniversary on January 1st, and Smit Assurantiën has been active in the market for decades. The.....

Netherlands: New premises for MJ-Tech

MJ-Tech is expanding. The supplier of high-pressure fog systems is relocating. "We see that the awareness of climate control continues to grow and the demand for spray systems with it."Now it still is a large, empty space where a lot of reconstruction is going on, but before summer there should be machine.....

US: Dan & Jerry’s Greenhouses acquires DeJong Greenhouses

DeJong Greenhouses has been acquired by Dan & Jerry’s Greenhouses.Dan & Jerry’s Greenhouses LLC has a total of four locations, two in Monticello MN, one in Buffalo MN and one in Madison SD encompassing approximately 35 acres of greenhouse space. They serve independent garden centers, regional chains,.....

Dutch Garden in Disneyland Paris

At a unique location in Disneyland Paris with its millions of visitors, Dutch companies and organizations are promoting flowers and plants in the Dutch Garden, in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy.(Video in Dutch)In 2017, there will be a color garden, designed by Jacqueline van der Kloet and Manon.....

Royal FloraHolland getting involved in Flower Expo China

Royal FloraHolland is the world's largest flower auction company, which is headquartered in Aalsmeer, with locations in Naaldwijk, Rijnsburg and Eelde. Together, the auction houses are home to the largest flower auction in the world. Well over 20 million flowers and plants imported from Netherlands, Kenya,.....

NL: Construction starts for Daylight Greenhouse Ter Laak Orchids

After many months of preparation, on February 15 the first pile was driven for the new phalaenopsis nursery of Ter Laak Orchids in the Netherlands. The construction of the steel substructure of the greenhouse starts in April. The design of the greenhouse is completed, the main choices for optimal alignment.....

NL: Valstar and Dümmen Orange partner in pot roses

Plantenkwekerij Valstar plant nursery and breeder Dümmen Orange have signed an agreement concerning the production and marketing of the pot rose assortment in the Netherlands. For Valstar this offers opportunities for growth with a new product. For Dümmen Orange it is a logical step in its strategy to.....

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NL: New greenhouse for P. van der Haak almost completed

In April 2016, the construction of a modern nursery of 32,500 m2 with logistics space and offices for P. van der Haak Handelskwekerij took off. The company mainly focuses on the production of starting material of pelargonium.Stolze is responsible for the installation of the assimilation lighting, water- and.....

Terra Nova Nurseries celebrates 25 years of plant breeding

Terra Nova Nurseries has announced the 25th anniversary of its founding. This year marks a quarter century of business since the company’s Ken Brown and Dan Heims formed a professional alliance.Along with co-founders Jody Brown and Lynne Bartenstein, they vertically integrated a breeding company and tissue.....

WaterPulse adds Tom Foley as VP National Sales

WaterPulse announces the addition of Tom Foley as its Vice President National Sales.“Tom’s more than two decades of horticulture experience and knowledge will serve our customers well,” says Jim Heffernan, CEO of WaterPulse. “He understands their needs and will help customers identify the best strategies for.....

Philippines: Flowers plus internet equals e-commerce success

Seeing the potential of internet long before Pinoy entrepreneurs harnessed the power of e-commerce, Philippine Cut Flower Corp. (PCFC) developed a website, based on an MBA thesis, that eventually grew into one of the first online success stories in the country.The idea behind the “Island Rose” brand in 1999.....

Flower trade boosts business for IAG Cargo

In the two weeks prior to Valentine’s Day, IAG Cargo reported an 18 percent increase in volumes of flowers moving from Columbia and Ecuador when compared with the same period last year, with carnations and roses dominating the floral shipments from Latin America.While the majority of flowers shipped are.....

Hilverda de Boer

Video: Processing 12 million roses

VIDEO Valentine's Day have been a busy day for everyone in the flower business. It also has been one of the busiest days for Dutch exporter Hilverda de Boer. In the days ahead of Valentine's day, no less than 12 million Dutch, Kenyan and Ethiopian flowers passed the processing area of the company. In this video.....

Stockton replants after Israel wildfires

Stockton STK, specializing in the development and marketing of botanical based biopesticides, has created ‘Planting 4 Life’, an employee-led organization at Stockton which volunteers a working day to help rehabilitate the forest, clean out unnecessary debris or plant new trees in the areas which were.....

Disney and ASTA partner to tell the story of Better Seed, Better Life!

While everyone loves Disney, attendees at ASTA's 56th annual Vegetable & Flower Seed Conference learned there was a more strategic reason why ASTA has brought a series of conventions to Disney properties two years in a row-this year in Orlando, and last year in Anaheim.During the General Session,.....

Berkeley plant researcher Joseph Hurlimann dies at 78

Joseph Hurlimann, a longtime Berkeley native and former student and researcher at the College of Natural Resources, died Wednesday morning at the age of 78 after being struck by a car.Hurlimann, who lived in his childhood home on Curtis Street, cycled everywhere on a gray bike with a basket fastened on the.....

US (MN): Wagner Greenhouse remains a family run business

Family has been a central theme of Wagner Greenhouses over the past 116 years. And according to a portrait on the Southwest Journal, there’s every reason to believe that will continue into the future. The company is busy preparing its wholesale plants now and has hired about 50 extra workers to help with the.....

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Greenn organizes new market study trip to Iran

After years of boycotts the international sanctions against Iran were lifted at the beginning of 2016. Iran is one of the richest countries in the world and with about 80 million inhabitants (of which 10 million live in Tehran), it is a country with potential. The ornamentals market in Iran has largely been.....

Boomaroo Nurseries launches Waterwick in Australia

Australian ornamental grower and vegetable seedling supplier Boomaroo Nurseries is introducing the Waterwick system in Australia. This morning, the nursery's General Manager Andrew Burgess and National sales Manager Richard Herzina, along with their merchandise team helped launch the new self watering system.....

In Memoriam: Govert Beekenkamp

Govert Beekenkamp, founder of Plantenkwekerij Beekenkamp (Beekenkamp Plant Nursery) and the Beekenkamp Group in Maasdijk, the Netherlands, passed away on February 8, 2017 at the age of 88. The horticulture branch has lost an entrepreneur in heart and soul, as well as a pioneer in vegetable and.....

Florismart goes on safari

PHOTO REPORT The people of Florismart have gone on a trip to Kenya, to see with their own eyes how the flowers they trade are grown. Here are their reports of this "flower safari".Day 1: Quality Control and the effect of weather on your Valentine’s Kenyan roses"PJ Dave is an amazing farm growing your Rhodos roses around.....

UK: Dobbies reports increase in Christmas sales

Dobbies Garden Centres reports its most successful Christmas trading period in the last five years with a number of standout performances for the business.Sales of the Christmas range rose 9.8% from the previous year. Live trees had its highest ever sell through and Santa suppers and breakfasts were up 41%.....

US (NC): Bill Hall leads Hoffman nursery growing team

Bill Hall has joined Hoffman Nursery as head grower. Hall brings more than 30 years’ experience in the horticultural industry to the nursery, having worked for Carolina Nurseries, Inc., AG 3, Inc., and ArborGen, Inc. His expertise includes plant production and scheduling, propagation, tissue culture, and.....

AIPH unfolds Strategic Plan until 2020

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is ‘the world’s champion for the power of plants’. To serve the needs of the global ornamental horticulture industry AIPH has defined its Strategic Plan until 2020. In support of the industry AIPH will: Increase demand for ornamental trees,.....

US: H.E. Anderson Company promotes Eric Anderson to President

H.E. Anderson Company, manufacturer of chemical injection equipment, announces the promotion of Eric Anderson to President. This change continues the traditionof the Anderson family's management of the H.E. Anderson Company making Eric the 3rd generation of the family to hold the position. Andy joined the.....

Innovaplant gets MPS-A+, obtains MPS-GAP

Innovaplant from Costa Rica is aware of the importance in regard to the quality of their products. To fulfill their environmental responsibility, the company registers in the MPS-ABC registration system. They achieve the (highest) A+ rating with the correct management of their energy, water, fertilizers and.....

NL: Henk Jacobs from Van Zanten to Dekker Chrysanten

Effective from April 1, 2017 Henk Jacobs will join the board of Directors of chrysanthemum breeder Dekker Chrysanten. Currently, Henk holds the position of Managing Director at Van Zanten Breeding, a division of Royal Van Zanten, which he joined back in 2006. Prior to that, he worked in various management.....

Hoogendoorn and Nitea announce strategic partnership

On the 6th of February, Hoogendoorn announced an exclusive strategic partnership with Nitea for mutual future development, sales, distribution, service and support of management information system Work-IT. Nitea will focus on the Benelux region, and Hoogendoorn outside this region. By shared knowledge and.....

New director for Van Zanten Breeding

With effect from 1 April 2017 Royal Van Zanten plans to appoint Sjoukje Heimovaara as Managing Director of Van Zanten Breeding B.V. She will succeed Henk Jacobs, who with effect from the same date has accepted a new position at Dekker Chrysanten.Sjoukje Heimovaara. After obtaining her degree in plant.....

Frank De Greef, Fleurizon

Mail order company offers convenient way to expand markets

Mail order companies that supply plants. It's an upcoming trend that enables ornamental suppliers to expand their markets. Also Fleurizon, a US young plant trading company, reached out to end consumers a couple of years ago and is now supplying consumers in Germany, the Netherlands, France and the USA.....

Broekhof opens branch in Miami

Broekhof, supplier of flower and plant packaging, opened a branch in the United States on the 1st of January. In the city of Miami, the main transit port for flowers for the rest of the US. The new office and warehouse is located between the bouquet makers, from where Broekhof supplies clients with all of.....

Grow Pod Solutions acquires Mobile Farming Systems

Grow Pod Solutions, a developer of technology-enabled automated indoor farms, announced the acquisition of Mobile Farming Systems.Grow Pod Solutions develops portable agricultural farming environments that can be placed in virtually any location. These advanced transportable systems can be customized to grow.....

The Bouqs Company raises $24 million

The Bouqs Company, an online floral retailer that delivers flowers fresh from eco-friendly, sustainable farms around the world to doorsteps nationwide, has announced a $24M Series C funding round led by new investor Partech Ventures. This investment brings the total raised by the company to over $43M since.....

Pleasant View Gardens welcomes Jaime LeFlem as sales manager

Pleasant View Gardens announces that Jaime LeFlem has joined the company as Sales Manager: Finished/Retail-Ready. LeFlem’s comprehensive sales background provides him with the experience needed to play a key role in the development and execution of sales plans, driving of new business in the eastern U.S.,.....

Royal FloraHolland opens new facilities in China

This year, Royal FloraHolland, the leading Dutch floral cooperative formed in 1911, will open new facilities in Guangzhou and Beijing.Photo: FloraHolland, Lucas Vos traveling in China in 2015Its trade mission to Shanghai in 2015 spawned strong new links with the Chinese cut flower industry, and led to the.....

New e-commerce & retail solution: The Gardians

Hishtil Nurseries and Viscon join forces

At Fruit Logistica 2017 Hishtil and Viscon will launch their new, year round 'mail your plants' program.The Gardians are little young plants which can be sent via regular mail or placed in every store with no maintenance requirements.The young plants are packed in special high tech packaging which keeps the.....

Japan: Kunieda Rose opens state-of-the-art greenhouse

Recently a new modern 1.9 ha glasshouse was built by a Dutch/Japanese consortium in Moriyama city, Shiga prefecture, Japan. The official opening ceremony was held by Mr. Kunieda, the owner of the Rose Farm glasshouse.More than 150 high officials and guests attended the opening. Among those present were Mr......

Steef Gerichhausen, Kwekerij Kamervoort

NL: Energy savings due to climate station on greenhouse roof

Amaryllis cultivation requires both heat and cooling. At the Dutch Kwekerij Kamervoort the heat is provided by a gas boiler with a condenser. The condenser extracts all heat from the boiler’s combustion gases. In the summer cooling is very efficiently handled using a heat pump. This is how Steef Gerichhausen.....

AIPH adds new members, continuing growth

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has welcomed new members over the last year as associations representing the interests of the ornamental horticulture industry recognise the benefit of working together for a better future. During this period AIPH has welcomed the following new.....

WPS delivery system

Danish grower PKM invests in efficiency, peace of mind

Danish company Gartneriet PKM is one of the market leaders in the production of Campanula and invests in efficiency and peace of mind. PKM focuses on sizeable labor savings, faster response times to market and tranquility in the workplace. In collaboration with WPS a delivery system was designed that meets.....

NL: Start of collaboration Van Zaal Transport and garden center Intratuin

This month has seen the launch of the collaboration between garden center chain Intratuin and transport company Van Zaal Transport. Both companies are excited about the collaboration.The two companies agreed in December 2016 that as of January 2017 Van Zaal Transport would be handling all transportation from.....
AVAG launches platform to present united Dutch greenhouse suppliers

Want to get in touch with the Dutch?

The Netherlands is a worldwide respected and well known supplier of integrated growing systems, components and services in greenhouse technology. A group of suppliers of these technologies are united with the AVAG association. AVAG's members represent a turnover of approximately 1.5 to 2.0 billion.....

CAN (ON): Kam's Growers Supply expands distribution into Kingsville

Kam's Growers Supply is, effective Jan 18, 2017, assuming the operations of the former CPS Evergro warehouse and office located at 39 South Talbot Road, Cottam (Kingsville). The operational staff at the Kingsville site will remain the same (Jim, Jan and Mike).Kam's Growers Supply, based in Guelph Ontario, is.....

EuroAmerican Propagators files for bankruptcy

The Californian based propagator EuroAmerican Propagators filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy last week. The young plant producer has more than 350 listed creditors, and its liabilities range from $1 million to $10 million. Thus is reported by Nursery Management.EuroAmerican Propagators is a big player in the.....

Dillewijn Zwapak at the IPM Essen:

A foil sleeve that feels like paper

Dillewijn Zwapak's range of new products were situated with the new collections at the IPM Essen, last week.Dillewijn Zwapak, presenting at the fair together with subsidiary Vaselife. From left to right: Lyana Odinokaja, Christel Reterink, Marleen van Dulm and Anna Wagner.The successful Roll 'n Go (flower.....