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Andreas Pellens, Pellens Hortensien

High times for German hydrangea grower

"My father would have advised me to expand the greenhouse, but I'd rather invest in the existing square meters to enhance the quality of the product", says Andreas Pellens of Pellens Hortensien. Recently, this German hydrangea young plant and finished plant grower rearranged the internal greenhouse logistics.....

How cultivation technique influences plants

Before we can talk about plant activity, it is a good idea to explain what this means exactly. It sometimes seems to be a bit of a buzzword: the plants and the climate must be ‘active’. An active climate is, in fact, a greenhouse climate that is capable of removing moisture. In line with this, we can also.....

Photo report of their new young plants sorting line:

Homogeneity key for Bremkens Orchids

Supplying the grower a tray with uniform phalaenopsis young plants. This was the main goal of Bremkens Orchids when deciding to purchase a new sorting line. Four months ago, they installed one from Flier Systems - equipped with a camera from Aris - and they are pleased with the results. "Next to supplying.....

Ellepot introduces new tray filler

In today's green industry, time, resources and staff are all important factors for success. However labor is hard to find, retain and finance. Automation is a key component in order to cut production costs, andestablishefficient and uniform production methods. That is exactly the need that the latest.....

'an important step within our industry towards “Living Wages”'

Selecta one, Wagagai Flower farm initiate new role model of trading fair poinsettias

Since 2016, Selecta one supplies Fairtrade certified young plants to their poinsettia growers besides conventional ones. All poinsettias are sourced from Wagagai Ltd. in Uganda. Besides improving health and safety measures, enabling freedom of association and collective bargaining the employees benefit from.....

Oasis introduces 100% biodegradable PlantPaper

Oasis Grower Solutions recently introduced its new PlantPaper, a 100 percent biodegradable paper wrap for plant propagation media for young plant production.PlantPaper is an all-natural, bio-based, wrap media that contains no glue and does not leave any chemical residues. PlantPaper can be used with most.....

C. Raker & Sons acquired by Roberta’s Unique Gardens

Last Friday, September 1, Roberta’s Unique Gardens (“Roberta’s”) of Waldron, Indiana and C. Raker & Sons, Inc. (“Raker”) of Litchfield, Michigan announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Roberta’s to acquire 100% of Raker’s business. The transaction is expected to close in the.....

Simon Earley anticipates more business after Brexit

Since Brexit and the general election result, UK growers have been faced with increasing uncertainty and consolidation in the UK market."Despite this uncertainty, it’s never been more important to retain a strong supply chain", says Simon Earley of Earley Ornamentals. "We believe the benefits of working with.....

"A sign of the customer's familiarization with the plant"

EU: Garden orchids demanded earlier in the season

"The end consumer is finally starting to get familiar with the garden orchid", says Pascal Lambe of Phytesia, a Belgian breeder, propagator and grower of garden orchids. Lambe was very satisfied with the finished garden orchid spring sales of this year and, as a result, he has high expectations for the.....