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Australian rose growers struggle to compete with imports

A rise in flower imports has been cited as a major thorn in the side of Australian rose growers, whose numbers are dwindling.At the beginning of February last year, more than 5 million roses were imported from overseas for Valentine's day, including record numbers of blooms arriving from Kenya.On the.....

Preserved roses bring Valentine's Day sales jolt to Ecuador

In a warehouse north of Ecuador's capital, a small, busy army of dexterous workers puts the final touches on a shipment of made-to-order roses with tones as diverse as the colors of a rainbow suffused in fragrance capable of seducing even the most demanding nose.Each petal is custom made for foreign clients.....

United Selections launches new rose varieties

United Selections will be adding more assortments to their auction portfolio in the first quarter of 2018. This is going to happen through variety introductions by various companies that have been working hard to make sure those varieties are available in good quality and consistency. Below are some of the.....

South Africa: Nelson Mandela rose introduced

In one of the first events in the year-long celebration of the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, a rose named after him was launched in Johannesburg on Thursday 8 February.Former President Mandela, who passed away on 5 December 2013, would have turned 100 on 18 July 2018. The Nelson Mandela rose was.....

Deliflor introduces disbudded chrysanthemum Astroid

"A bright yellow ball that will cause immense impact" - that’s how Deliflor describes their new disbudded chrysanthemum Astroid. Astroid has large flowers with lots of petals. Vase life is excellent as well as its transportation qualities. This novelty will be supplied by Zentoo from February 13.Grower:.....

US Customs focuses on flowers from Mexico in run up to Valentine's Day

In the week leading to Valentine’s Day, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s agriculture specialists will be on the lookout for fresh flowers coming in through the El Paso ports of entry. CBP agriculture specialists will be conducting inspections on flowers and plant material looking for plant pests and.....

Anthos organises American Tulip Day in San Francisco

San Francisco will be the backdrop to the first American Tulip Day on March 3. A colourful tulip display consisting of over 100,000 tulips will be arranged in the centre of the city on Union Square. This event organised by Anthos and iBulb aims to improve the name of the tulip and stimulate sales. Like the.....

Turkey: Antalya taps into flower exports for Valentine's Day

Turkey's top holiday resort Antalya aims to export nearly 35 million branches of cut flowers to 25 countries on the occasion of Valentine's Day. Antalya, known as Turkey's cut flower production center, is intensively exporting flowers to 25 countries, with European ones taking the lead, as in previous.....

Becky Roberts, Produce Marketing Association (PMA)

Dutch chrysanthemum sector informed on North American market

A group of Dutch growers and a number of traders from the chrysanthemum sector met last week at Koppert Cress for an evaluation of a research trip to Guatemala that took place in September last year. This trip, organized by Ideavelop and Dümmen Orange, was also due to visit a number of trade companies in.....

June Van Wingerden Elected Chair of the California Cut Flower Commission

June Van Wingerden has been a constant force in the ag community, advocating for California cut flowers and water and labor issues for decades. The California State Senate recognized her dedication when they named her California’s Woman of the Year in 2005. Now, she’s bringing her heart for service, and cut.....

Special packaging for special tulips

At OZ Export they're always trying to innovate and offer exclusive, new and trendy products. This week Triflor’s new foil bags with tulips stole the spotlight in their Flower Pitch Corner.Foil bags for tulipsTo make the tulips extra distinctive, Triflor designed special foil bags for their special Tulips......
NVWA report 'Pesticide 2016'

65 companies wrong on pesticides

Last month the NVWA published the report 'Pesticide 2016'. The number of inspections carried out in the various agricultural and horticultural sectors are indicated, as well as the number of violations and what sanctions this has led to. Below are the figures from the report regarding floriculture and.....

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Rose family Avalanche+ welcomes new addition

Pale petals, with fresh green lines on the outside and a strong and elegant stem – growers at Van den Berg Roses could hardly believe their eyes when they came across this mutant of Dümmen Orange's Avalanche+ in their greenhouse. "It's a very special colour," commercial manager Jos van der Meijs of Van den.....

Successful start to tulip season in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Berlin

Tulip Day celebrated internationally

With a huge garden full of tulips on the Dam in Amsterdam, a new cut tulip season started on Saturday January 20 2018. Tens of thousands of people queued to pick a bunch of tulips for free. Belgium also experienced National Tulip Day for the first time with a picking garden on the Koningin Astridplein in.....