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"Flowers don’t require tough labor"

Smithers-Oasis Company is introducing its new Floralife video, “Flowers Don’t Require Tough Labor” to showcase the savings on labor costs and time that can be achieved using the Floralife Express Technology. This video is the third in a series of videos that highlight the benefits of this revolutionary.....

Qatar Airways sets the record straight about its contribution to the U.S. economy

Qatar Airways has released its latest TV commercial and social media campaign, highlighting the airline’s contribution to the US economy and taking its message directly to the American people: “Our success is also America’s shared success.”The campaign, seen by more than 8 million people on social media,.....

Azerbaijan approves procedure for import, export of trees, flowers, plants

Trees, shrubs, flowers, herbaceous plants and their genetic materials will be imported into Azerbaijan on the basis of a quarantine import permit, an export phytosanitary certificate and phytosanitary certificates issued by the State Phytosanitary Control Service under the Ministry of Agriculture.This issue.....

Taking care of pathogens in the delivery process

New at Aad Prins Leliecultures: the CleanLight, a UV-disinfectant specially produced for flower bulb production. A UV-cover has been mounted at the back of the processing line. The UV-light in the cover effectively destroys any pathogens such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses.The CleanLight is an important.....

New device allows continuous monitoring of the cold chain

Imec Messtechnik starts the market launch of the new tempmate.-GS. Electronic measurement devices, which provide data of temperature history only after a delivery, are now a thing of the past thanks to Cold Chain 4.0.The new device tempmate.-GS provides continuous transfer of all relevant measurement data of.....

US: Floralife introduces “You Can Cut Time…Instead of Flowers” campaign

Floralife introduces a new video, “You Can Cut Time…Instead of Flowers” as part of a campaign that highlights the effectiveness of its Express technology for storage and transportation. The technology, which allows fresh-cut flowers to be fed and fully hydrated without ever having to recut the stems, reduces.....

Airlines carrying Kenyan flower exports forced to divert

Players in the Kenya to Amsterdam flower market have faced stiff challenges following government decisions to rescind fifth freedom rights to some carriers.Several airlines were warned that their ability to fly directly from Nairobi to the Dutch capital would be restricted after what one source suggested may.....

US: APHIS starts offshore greenhouse certification pilot program

On October 1st, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) kicked off an offshore greenhouse certification pilot program at the Miami and Atlanta plant inspection stations. This pilot will run for six months and will help APHIS and the U.S. nursery industry determine whether greenhouse.....

Mauricio Gleiser, Vacuum Cooling:

"US can become a much larger market for Colombia"

The USA is by far the most important market for Colombian growers - around 80 percent of the flowers grown in Colombia are exported to the USA, and also about two thirds of all flowers sold in the US are of Colombian origin. No doubt, Colombian supply of fresh cut flowers is intimately related to USA.....

New gypsophila post-harvest solution from Chrysal:

"Better shelf life, bigger and whiter flowers"

Starting off with a very small cultivation acreage, Gypsophila as a crop, has gained prominence in Kenya over the last 5 years. Currently, the crop is being cultivated on an acreage of 180 to 200 ha in Kenya and is still growing. Due to this increased production, Chrysal developed a strategy to support the.....