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Piet Kuivenhoven, Kuivenhoven Potplanten

"Passion is the icing on the cake of the company"

According to Piet Kuivenhoven, passion and innovation are the distinctive values ​​of Kuivenhoven Potplanten in Poeldijk, The Netherlands. Although the pot plant grower has only just passed 50, he is already working hard to secure the future of his company and those core values. To realize this,.....

October 4, Lansing

US (MI): Nutritional monitoring of floriculture crops workshop

Garden mums, asters, celosia, ornamental cabbage and kale, pansies and poinsettias are among the most common crops currently residing in greenhouses now for fall and winter sales. Some may think it is too early to start thinking about winter, spring or bedding plant production. However, nutritional disorders.....

China: Chrysanthemum plantation helps people fight poverty

A chrysanthemum plantation in Dongzhangbao Town, covering an area of some 3,000 mu (about 200 hectares), has helped local people get rid of poverty. Xinhua has posted some pictures featuring farmers harvesting chrysanthemum in Nanzhao Village of Dongzhangbao Town in Handan, north China's Hebei.....

UK: AHDB hosts workshops for narcissus growers

AHDB are hosting two events at Lincolnshire and Cornwall. Both events will be featuring updates on AHDB projects including BOF 077: An Investigation into the benefits of using water disinfection options during HWT, SCEPTREplus herbicide trials and an introduction to the new SmartHort campaign, which focuses.....

win-win for Dutch lily cultivation

More marigolds, more bees, better lilies

A good example of a win-win situation. In the northern Dutch province of Drenthe, more and more lily bulbs are grown. It's going quite well, although there's a constant struggle with the lesion nematodes, one of the biggest enemies of the lily bulb. Now it has been found that on the ground where first.....

e-GRO launches Nutritional Monitoring of Floriculture Crops book

A new book on nutritional monitoring for greenhouse, floriculture and vegetables is available from e-GRO, a collaborative team of university floriculture specialists and educators.Photo 1. e-GRO launched a Nutritional Monitoring of Floriculture Crops book, “Fert, Dirt, & Squirt: Nutritional Monitoring of.....

Irrigation mat provides solution for water shortages

Whilst Europe has been basking under record temperatures, water management techniques are under intense scrutiny. For nurseries and growers across this continent, the issues are acute. In the U.K., hosepipe bans are imminent for the consumer and how to save water is a major challenge for the horticultural.....

US (MI): Pest management in fall aster production

The dog days of summer are here! We typically use that term to describe the time around late July and early August when daytime temperatures are the hottest of the year. This year, early July in southwest Michigan was scorching hot with temperatures a full 10 degrees Fahrenheit above average (or more!) in.....

How the cut flower industry could use AI to grow

The UK flower industry could contribute more to the UK economy if they were better supported and understood by the AI community and other technology areas.by Caroline Chibelushi, KTN’s Knowledge Transfer Manager for AIAs a keen gardener myself, the first time I related flowers with AI was in 2012, when I was.....

UK: Future of cut flower research centre secured

Funding for The Cut Flower Centre has been confirmed for a further five years, with a broadened remit to research crop protection. The Centre will build on its past record of bringing new commercially successful cut flowers to the UK market and will also now help to address key industry research needs. New.....

Cool night temperatures induce crown buds in garden mums

Outdoor production of garden mums exposed to several cool nights of temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit induce premature bud formation or crown buds.Figure 1. Crown buds in outdoor garden mum production. All photos by W. Garrett Owen, MSU Extenson.Light and temperature influence plant growth and.....

CAN (ON): Poinsettia prep refresher

Now that poinsettias are safely tucked into their prop trays and the threat of Erwinia (Pectobacterium) is almost over, it’s time to think about other Poinsettia issues.Root rots, nutritional issues, environmental stress and PGR mistakes can all be costly in this high-value crop. Read on for common pitfalls.....

How did oxygenation of irrigation water affect bedding plants?

Research at the University of Florida focused on evaluating whether oxygenation of irrigation water affected plant growth and substrate dissolved oxygen (DO) levels during mist propagation of unrooted cuttings and subsequent growth in containers.There were no measured differences in root growth when ambient.....

Perry van der Haak:

NL: New level of automation reached in new facilities Dutch geranium grower

Perry van der Haak is a family owned business that produces young seedlings, primarily of geraniums, which they supply to the European market. The grower has 20 hectares production area in Africa, and another two locations in the Netherlands. One of them consists of two hectares of production area, the other.....