Monday, November 23, 2020

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Ecuador: New alstroemeria farm to be established in Cayambe

A new alstroemeria farm is about to be established in Cayambe. It is an initiative from Santiago Partnership, a non-profit organization that aims to support and empower Ecuadorians. They’ve set up a medical clinic, opened a children's home and did much more to support the community. Now, it is time to…

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Santini grower Hans Hendriks on the new 3ha expansion

NL: "The old greenhouse is removed and the ground is prepared for construction"

In a new episode of Havecon's column "Client speaks ...", they had an interview with Hans Hendriks. Together with his brother Ruud they are santini-growers in Baarlo in Dutch (North) Limburg. Havecon will be responsible for the new expansion of more than 3 hectares, for which construction will start…

Opening Session with Max Luthy, other show elements to be online

US (FL): TPIE 2021 has been cancelled amid Covid-19 concerns

 The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) reached a reluctant decision to cancel Tropical Plant International Expo - TPIE 2021 –  scheduled for January 20-22, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.  Although show organizers tried to make it happen, and wanted to make it happen, it was no longer feasible to hold…

Royal FloraHolland market update - November 20th

NL: "The market is somewhat recovering"

In the Royal FloraHolland market update of Friday November 20, they report that the market is somewhat recovering: both for the clock and direct sales. "This week (week 47) the number of units sold on the clock was 6.3% lo…

Simulate the effects of future climate changes on your greenhouse

You can now simulate the inner climate and energy consumption of your greenhouse project in 2030, 2040 and 2050 all over the world. "Due to climate change, climate management of a greenhouse is more difficult in the summer, heating consumption are lower and cooling consumption are higher," says Vincent…

Plantech opens Plantech West: Ontario location

Plantech, a Canadian leader in greenhouse electrical systems, controls and automation, has opened a location in Southwestern Ontario. In addition to their HQ in Vineland, Plantech West is now officially operating in Leamington. Jeff McFadden will be operating the new location "With a new office and…

American Flowers Week

Unveiling the 2021 American Flowers Week branding by Jeanetta Gonzales

"I'm so excited to reveal the 2021 American Flowers Week branding, created exclusively for Slow Flowers Society by Los Angeles-based artist, graphic and surface designer and illustrator Jeanetta Gonzales. Jeanetta is the owner of Jeanetta Gonzales Art & Design," says Debra Prizing in American Flowers…

Are broad spectrum disinfectants safe for both plants and humans?

Economic uncertainty in the restaurant and hospitality sector and the increased sanitation protocols for staff caused by the pandemic has acutely affected the horticulture industry. As we have seen, a single case of COVID-19 can result in a quarantine and testing requirements that can lead to a costly…

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What are the differences between dried flowers and preserved flowers?

Dried and preserved flowers. We see and hear them more and more nowadays, but what is the difference? In this article Verdissimo explains it.  Dried flowersThere are different techniques to preserve fresh flowers. Probably the best known method is to leave them to dry by dehydrating naturally, placing them face…

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"The first-ever miniature Knock Out Rose"

Meet Petite

The Petite Knock Out Rose is the first-ever miniature Knock Out Rose. This brand new addition has all the same great qualities as the other Knock Out Roses, just in a petite size. "It's easy to grow and excellent for planting in containers, in a grouping, as a focal point, or as a border. Its versatility, bold red color, and…

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Eric Léonard, of Le Safran de Cotchia:

"We have been cultivating saffron in Belgium for 11 years"

Halfway between Brussels and Liège, not far from the city of Namur, we find the only professional saffron farm in Belgium, called "Le Safran de Cotchia". The idea of cultivating saffron in Belgium was a gamble of Eric Léonard and his wife, motivated partly by a need to "go back to basics" by working the…

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New two channel real-time logger simultaneously monitors air temperature front and back of containers

FlashLink RTL Prime 3G-2T In-Transit Logger, Model 22367, is the first of its kind. With its unique 15m/50ft external and internal sensor combination, one logger can monitor supply air temperature in real-time, while also recording temperature at the back of the container. Additionally, this unit tracks…

Dreamstime: Gvictoria

IN: Flowers are flourishing under LED lights

The New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has launched an urban gardening project using LED grow-light technology for commercial cultivation for tuberose and chrysanthemum plants on a two-acre land near the Biswa Bangla Gate in New Town.  NKDA chairman Debashis Sen launched the project by turning on…

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RHP certification for SQM Holland

The company SQM Holland is RHP Horticulture certified with the product inorganic, water soluble substrate fertilizers. Based on research and checks executed by ECAS, the…

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An analysis based on a bibliometric review

Microorganisms and biological pest control

The use of microorganisms for biological pest control as biological control agents (BCAs) and biopesticides was developed worldwide in the 1960s. Despite the abundance of reviews published on this topic, no meta-analysis using bibliometric tools has been published. The objective of a new study was to…

AU: Growers urged to remain vigilant after Serpentine leafminer detected in Sydney

Greenlife Industry Australia is urging production nursery growers and other horticultural producers to remain vigilant in their on-farm plant protection measures, following…

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US (LA): A flower for hurricane season

Surprise! There was a hurricane, and these lilies might be telling you about the weather. Have you ever noticed the beautiful red flowers that just seem to pop up out of nowhere in late summer, usually in August and September? Their bloom just so happens to coincide with hurricane season, and that is how…

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Column Elena Malkova, Confidenca Coaching

"Involvement starts with the right communication"

"Last week I spoke with a director of a large organization about how he and his people are doing in the present situation. And although he was very positive about how his team is dealing with the changes and unusual circumstances, he also talked about his new challenge: extra attention for involvement…

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on-demand stock packaging in box quantities

"Webshop offers broader online presence serving key markets"

Macpac is no stranger to selling online through its website. For over 4 years the Stockport–based thermoformer has sold its highly successful Plantpac range on a digital platform, which is now experiencing considerable momentum in an exploding digital market. With a rapidly growing e-commerce demand the manufacturer…

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AU: Cactus collection the hot new attraction at Royal Botanic Gardens

Nearly 90 years ago, a German named Harold Blossfeld set sail on an expedition to South America. He travelled about 6000 kilometres over two years through Bolivia, Peru and…

UK: Bloom launches Christmas Wreath Collection 2020

The UK’s newest online flower delivery service Bloom has launched a new festive collection which has already achieved critical acclaim; being heralded in Vogue, Elle Decoration and House & Garden to name but a few. (Kate Nielen Photography) Bloom’s Christmas Wreath Collection 2020 an exploration of…

Jeff Cady, Tops Friendly Markets

"We're selling 25 to 35% more greenhouse-grown produce than five years ago"

Food retailers from coast to coast are increasingly turning to indoor, vertical and greenhouse farming to meet the demand for locally grown produce, reduce food miles and offer the freshest product possible. Some, such as Tops Friendly Markets in Williamsville, N.Y., are partnering with greenhouse…

India: Mandi Samiti to start flower trade from next month

The Dehradun Mandi Samiti is likely to commence floral business in Niranjanpur Mandi from December once they get the approval from their head office in Rudrapur. The president…

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Australia: "Only a few more days until we take over the Old Treasury Building"

Only a few more days until the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show can reveal their #UrbanBlooms floral takeover of the Old Treasury Building. The Melbourne…

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UK: "Further your professional development with the Ball Colegrave Scholarship"

Ball Colegrave is encouraging the continuous professional development of young people in our sector with a travel scholarship. The £1,500 Ball Colegrave Sponsored Travel Scholarship is on offer as part of the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Scholarship Season. The award funds travel across the UK and…

Florabundance becomes Certified American Grown Wholesaler

Florabundance has received the designation as a “Certified American Grown” flower distributor/wholesaler. Our team here at Florabundance has noticed an increasing interest and…



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