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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.....

"A cooperative is a tool and not a goal in itself"

Eviek is an independent thinker and not afraid to speak her mind. She used to be the horticulture advisor to the Rabobank Westland and knows the horticulture sector inside out. She was there to witness the downfall of The Greenery, the auction for fruit and vegetables.What does she think of the Royal.....

A peek in Danziger's production site in Kenya

VIDEO Take a look at the Kenyan production site Danziger "Dan" Flower Farm. This farm, called Beauty Line ltd, was founded in 2001 and employs ca. 600 employees, producing cut flowers in open areas mainly for the European market, and propagation material for bedding plants and summer flower cuttings in modern.....
Next newsletter on Monday August 7:

The FloralDaily team goes on vacation!

After a busy year in which we visited a lot of great exhibitions and met a lot of amazing people, it's time for the FloralDaily team to take a small break. In the coming two weeks, we won't publish any newsletters. On Monday the 7th of August we will be back with a new dose of energy to report to you the latest news and newest innovations and techniques in floriculture.

There's a lot on the program: The Flowers Expo in Moscow, Russia in September, the Proflora in Bogota, Colombia in October and the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) in Vijhuizen, to name a few. As usual we will make a nice Photo Report and share with you all the ins and outs from the exhibitions.

For now, we wish you a very nice vacation / fijne vakantie / felices fiestas / bonnes vacances / schöne Ferien / 美妙的假期 / etc.

In the meantime, feel free to send us your press releases, company info and other suggestions for articles!


Flowers strenghten ties between Netherlands and Rome

Have you heard of the Barcaccia fountain in Rome? Then you probably know that two years ago this fountain was damaged by Dutch hooligans. Although OZ Export has nothing to do with this havoc, we wanted to help with the restoration of the fountain.Fountain fundraiserThere was a fundraiser to sponsor the.....

GWA Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement for Star Roses and Plants

Star Roses and Plants received the 2017 Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement from GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators for its October 2016 e-magazine, Plant A Star.This national award recognizes individuals and companies who achieve the highest levels of talent and professionalism in garden.....

Lucas Vos, Royal FloraHolland:

"Coming years will be all about growth"

Lucas Vos states that it will be all about growth at Royal FloraHolland these coming years. “It will have a big impact on our organisation. If you want to grow, you have to take into account that the world is globalising and digitalizing."Lucas points to three examples: Amazon, Alibaba and E-bay. They have.....

Terra Nova contracts with Dümmen Orange to produce URCs

Terra Nova Nurseries has contracted with Dümmen Orange to produce Unrooted Cuttings (URCs) from Terra Nova private stock located at Dümmen Orange’s Central America facilities. The URCs will fulfill orders in North America and Europe. Following the announcement during AmericanHort’s Cultivate ’17 trade show.....

DutchGrown provides customers with new way to purchase bulbs

DutchGrown, an exporter of flower bulbs, has provided customers with a new way to purchase bulbs in a timely and personalized manner. Founded in 1882, DutchGrown is one of the oldest wholesale flower bulb exporters in the Netherlands. They specialize in fall planted flower bulbs.Now in the fourth generation.....

Sunfinity Sunflower reaps awards at Cultivate

Sunfinity Sunflower, Syngenta’s branded interspecific helianthus, won two Medal of Excellence awards, the Industry's Choice Award and the Readers' Choice Award at Cultivate '17. The Industry’s Choice Award selection is based on a selection of varieties chosen by an industry panel during California Spring.....

RainSoil executives teach business principles in the Philippines

Three executives from RainSoil recently traveled to the Philippines to teach business principles to aspiring entrepreneurs.RainSoil team members joined leadership from The Academy for Creating Enterprise (ACE), an organization dedicated to teaching necessity entrepreneurship to those at the height of poverty.....

US (OR): Smith Gardens switches to ErfGoed floors

ErfGoed, the Netherlands based supplier of cultivation floors, announced that Smith Gardens has signed up for the installation of ErfGoed floors at the Cultivate ’17 in Columbus, Ohio. Smith Gardens will retrofit a 10-acre facility at its Aurora (Oregon, USA) location and decided to use ErfGoed growth.....

Fleuroselect is moving

After being located in Noordwijk for 26 years, Fleuroselect is moving to nearby Voorhout where they will be closer to the motorway and the airport, have ample free parking space and a bright and airy new office situated on the ground floor of an office complex. The characteristic building used to be a.....

Biobest makes side effects easier to find

Growers can now consult the rich Biobest database even more easily through an updated webpage and smartphone app. The list is available in seven languages and can be consulted at: www.biobestgroup.com/en/side-effect-manual. You can download the new Biobest Side Effect Manual app for free in the AppStore and.....

CAN: Brookdale Treeland Nurseries acquires Valleybrook Gardens Ontario

Brookdale Treeland Nurseries has announced the acquisition of Valleybrook Gardens Ontario, in Niagara-on-the-Lake.Valleybrook Gardens will continue to own and operate their location in Abbotsford B.C. All Valleybrook brands for the independent garden centre market will continue to be produced in Ontario.....

ChemChina completes second settlement of tender offers for Syngenta

ChemChina announced the successful completion of the Second Settlement of ChemChina’s tender offers for Syngenta. Shareholders who tendered their shares after 4 May 2017 received the consideration of US$465 per share, and holders of American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") who tendered their ADSs received US$93.....

HBA and Kühne Gbr. to intensify collaboration in breeding hydrangeas

The Hydrangea Breeders Association (HBA) has acquired an interest in the breeding programme of another member in its sector: Kühne Gbr. This was announced on 15 June during the annual Hydrangea Night that the HBA holds for its customers and business associates. This means that the HBA will strengthen its.....

Photo Report IFTEX 2017

PHOTO REPORT Last week, the 6th edition of the International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX) took place at the Oshwal Center in Nairobi, Kenya. The show offered the exhibitors and visitors a good opportunity to network and learn more about the possibilities of floriculture in East Africa. The FloralDaily.com team.....

Apollo Group opens new factory in Thailand

Claudia van den Pol, CEO of the Apollo Group, opened a new production facility in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. Alongside with guests from all over the world, the new Thai team and Karel Hartogh (Ambassador of the Netherlands Embassy in Bangkok), Claudia celebrated not the first, not the second, but the.....

Philips Lighting adds Horticoop Scandinavia to Partner Network

Philips Lighting has signed a partnership agreement with Horticoop Scandinavia A/S, a specialist supplier of technologies for greenhouse products and services to professional growers in Denmark. This partnership strengthens the offering of Philips Lighting Horticulture LED Solutions to meet the growing.....

Broekhof is new exhibitor at Salon du Végétal

"Lots of packing possibilities for French ornamental plants"

Broekhof will take part in the French horticultural fair Salon du Végétal as a new exhibitor from the 20th till the 22nd of June. This year the fair will take place for the first time in a new location, in Nantes.Broekhof wants to show the French customer that there are many more possibilities for packing.....

Volmary and Young Plants Grünewald to cooperate on the Dutch market

Starting from the first of July, German breeder Volmary and propagating company Young Plants Grünewald (also German) will search to supply customers in the Westland area in the Netherlands, the area in which most growers are situated, together. As a result, it is hoped growers in the area will get better.....

62,000 m² of land with 2 hectares of greenhouses

NL: Plant nursery De Groot expands

Dutch plant nursery De Groot from Langeweg has bought a greenhouse company in Oosteind. AAB has mediated in this transaction as purchasing agent.The sale includes more than 62,000 m² of land with more than two hectares of greenhouses with ebb/flood concrete floors and two dwelling houses. The company will be.....

FSI announces launch of new website

With a fresh and modern look, the new FSI website supports visitors to understand the approach and commitment to improve sustainability in the floriculture industry.The re-designed website is fully responsive and gives easy access to useful information about the ambition and approach of FSI. Visitors will.....

Gediflora and Florensis Germany announce partnership

Gediflora and Florensis announced that Florensis Germany will take over the sales activities for Gediflora in Germany as from next season.This means that the current Florensis Sales team will also offer the Gediflora range in their collection.Elien Pieters feels that “this partnership reinforces our presence.....

Bayer adds four team members to Turf & Ornamentals business

Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, has made five staffing appointments within its turf & ornamentals business:Patrick Burgess, PhD, field development representativeMark Clodfelter, insecticide product managerBob Froelich, ornamental specialistChad Hauth, area.....
company ends distribution via Bayer

Arysta LifeScience prepares for direct sales in the Netherlands

Arysta LifeScience's crop protection technologies and BioSolutions have been available in The Netherlands for many years. To better serve the future needs of the Dutch market, the company has decided to build a new marketing and sales organization. The new organization will be committed to provide technical.....

Royal FloraHolland wants to digitize faster

"Digitization is going too slow." That was said by the owner of Easygrow during the Royal FloraHolland general assembly of members. With a smile, but still serious. His companion shares that opinion. "The lines need to be shorter, but we also realize that it's not that easy. Royal FloraHolland has to retain.....

Vitotherm acquired by Anders Invest

On June 7th 2017, Wouter Voortman transferred the shares of Vitotherm to Geert-Willem van Weert and Anders Invest. Wouter Voortman has decided that, after more than ten years of involvement with Vitotherm, it was time to focus on his family and new challenges. Wouter will spend the coming months on.....

UK: Merriments Gardens sold to private buyer

Quinton Edwards confirms the sale of Merriments Gardens in East Sussex to a private buyer.The popular centre and display gardens which are open to the public, have been run for many years by David Weeks who is now looking forward to new challenges.Mr Weeks said he was delighted with the way Quinton Edwards.....

Selecta France launched in new joint venture

Selecta one has launched a new member in the Selecta one group. Selecta France is a joint venture between Challet-Hérault, best-known in France and a young plant and breeding company for 125 years, and Selecta one.Nils Klemm, CEO Selecta one: “The environment in which we all do business in is more dynamic.....

WaterPulse totals 10 million square feet installed

WaterPulse has reached the milestone of 10 million square feet of WaterPulse capillary watering mats installed in greenhouses, nurseries, garden centers and indoor growing operations in North America. 10 million square feet of mats equates to over 230 acres and would cover over 200 football fields. In linear.....

No auction at Veiling Rhein-Maas on June 15

There will be no auction during Corpus Christi (Thursday, 15 June) at Veiling Rhein-Maas.You can find an overview of all special auction days at the Veiling Rhein-Maas annual calendar. In addition, this calendar provides you with the winter, spring and summer times for supply, packaging, the CC Depot and the.....

Australian Wildflowers ramps up export capabilities

Grampian's flower processing company, Australian Wildflowers will expand its operations, increase exports and create 50 new jobs with the support of the Victorian Government's Regional Jobs and Infrastructure fund.As part of the expansion project, the Laharum company is currently installing new equipment.....

US: John B. Wight, Jr. passes away

Longtime industry member John B. Wight, Jr., of Cairo, Georgia, died Thursday, June 1, 2017. John served as president of Wight Nurseries for more than 20 years. Throughout his career, he served as president of the Georgia Nurserymen's Association, director and governor of the American Association of.....

Royal FloraHolland wants to speed up digitisation

"Digitisation is happening too slowly." The owner of Easygrow said this with a smile at the Royal FloraHolland GMM, but it is a serious concern. His partner agreed. "The lines need to be shorter, but we realise that's not an easy task. Royal FloraHolland must retain its number 1 position and press ahead with.....

Breeding company De Eeuwige Lente joins Dümmen Orange

Pot plant breeder De Eeuwige Lente joins Dümmen Orange. This adds a strong Saintpaulia portfolio and sales of other ornamental plants such as Euphorbia milii to Dümmen Orange’s range.Europe is still the biggest sales market for Saintpaulia cuttings. The global market is growing and still has many.....

US (OH): Denver Wholesale Florist breaks ground on new facility

It won't be long before thousands of flowers will be occupying the space near where ground was broken Wednesday at the site of Harmon Business Park.The flowers will not be growing there, rather they will be shipped in and out of Denver Wholesale Florist, a dealer that provides cut flowers to retailers. The.....

Royal FloraHolland starts experiment ‘Today for Tomorrow’

Royal FloraHolland is experimenting with a system for ‘Today for Tomorrow’ from the 8th of June. Using this new sales channel customers can buy today using the auction clock and have their goods delivered tomorrow before 6:00 am. This means fresh products every single day, delivered just in time.The sector.....

Grow-Tech joins the Dümmen Orange family

Grow-Tech, developer and manufacturer of grow plugs and microgreen growing media, is joining the family of businesses of Dümmen Orange. This step reflects the growing importance of scale in the plug business and the opportunity to serve the consolidating young plant growers around the world with innovative.....

US: Village Nurseries launches Landscape Architect Design Group

Village Nurseries has launched a new Landscape Architect Design Group to better understand the plant needs and requirements for today’s projects and further increase inventory availability when developing the plant list. By fostering relationships with local landscape professionals, the new initiative will.....

Iris Heidmann, Acepo:

New service provider for pollen quality control and plant cell biology research

Pollen is a major factor in successful plant breeding, fruit, and seed production. Poor pollen quality leads to failed pollination, reduced fruit and seed set. The new technology of the Swiss-based company Amphasys that enables a reliable determination of pollen quality (viability and germination), is now.....

Biobest spreads wings in Scandinavia

Borregaard Bioplant ApS and Biobest NV announced the closing of a transaction under which Biobest acquires an equity stake in Borregaard Bioplant and its Swedish subsidiary Biobasiq Sverige AB.Steen Borregaard, the company’s founder, remains at the helm of the company. Steen emphasizes that the agreement is.....

US (NJ): DVFlora donates rose stems for Memorial Day

DVFlora was honored to be a part of this year’s Memorial Day Flowers Foundation event at the Salem County Veterans Cemetery in Woodstown, NJ. 30 DVFlora volunteer’s participated in placing over 3,000 rose stems on the headstones of those who have died while serving the country.“My name is Madison and I am a.....

UK: Beaubridge invests £1.3m in Florismart

Beaubridge, the independently owned and managed private equity growth investor, today announces it has invested £1.3m under EIS in Florismart, a UK-based online marketplace for professional florists across Europe.The platform was founded two years ago by CEO Steve France, who previously helped to set up the.....

Pelemix opens Chinese branch office and warehouse

Chinese indoor growers are facing serious challenges of low yields and poor quality due to lack of proper crop rotation management. According to Pelemix, the introduction of soilless hydroponic technology in general, and the use of coco coir in particular, is the only way to turn around this challenging.....

PlantPaper goes Africa

PlantPaper announces a new cooperation with Hortus Supplies International from the Netherlands. HSI has become the exclusive sales partner of PlantPaper for the continent of Africa. Sales director Mr. Carsten Storgaard explains: “PlantPaper's strategy is to work with the best partners, distributors and.....

Austria: Flower wholesale company Iris Huber joins FleuraMetz

Wholesale company Iris, belonging to the Huber family in Linz, Austria will join the FleuraMetz group as of June 1, 2017.Both companies have proven to share the same vision regarding the future of the industry and the service of different purchasing concepts that is necessary. In addition to the traditional.....
adding A.G.R.’s grow racks to production line

IS(MI): DeWys Manufacturing acquires American Grower Resource

DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West – Michigan based metal solutions company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of an agricultural resource company called American Grower Resource, also known as A.G.R. The addition of A.G.R. will allow DeWys to further explore the agriculture industry while also becoming.....

Dutch Flower Group launches new sustainable construction

Recently, the ceremonial first pile was driven for the new 10,000 m2 building that will be used as processing space next to the existing Bloom and Greenex building at the Betula in De Kwakel, The Netherlands.At the construction, the highest sustainability requirements are being used. Examples include:.....

Netherlands: New truck for Jarini

This week a new asset was delivered to Jarini Dienstverlening. The company has become the proud owner of a new MAN TGX 26.360 truck with an XLX cabin and a euro 6C engine. An XLX cabin was chosen so that two extra seats could be installed instead of the bed, thus allowing four occupants.For Jarini, the.....

New miracle chrysanthemum Kennedy

NL: Flower magic at Dekker Chrysanten

The new white single-flower spray chrysanthemum 'Kennedy' is now being supplied at the Dutch auction. This 'First Lady of Chrysanthemums', as breeder Dekker Chrysanten calls the flower, has excellent breed qualities that are clearly obvious, but the flower is able to perform a special trick as well. The.....

Royal FloraHolland:

Mother's Day and two extra auction days increased revenue by 2.5%

Period 4 (24 April - 21 May 2017) closed with a turnover of €483 million. This is €12 million more than in period 5 of 2016 and reflects an increase of 2.5%.The increase is the result of a 3.2% higher average price. In contrast, the supply was 0.6% lower than last year. As Pentecost and Ascension Day fall this.....

90,000 Royal Lilies in honor of Memorial Day

US: ProFlowers and Sun Valley Floral Farms partner to donate flowers to veterans

To honor the brave men and women who have served our country, leading online floral gifting brand ProFlowers® (NASDAQ:FTD) and Sun Valley Floral Farms will donate and deliver 90,000 Royal Lilies to charities, veteran's hospitals and centers around the nation. Random Acts of Flowers, ProFlowers charity.....