Tuesday, June 25, 2019

High-altitude farm (180 ha) for sale at the foot of Mt. Meru

Looking for a Tanzanian adventure?

Because of their focus on the core business, Moerman Lilium BV is selling its branch in Tanzania. This concerns a farm at the foot of Mt. Meru called ‘West Meru Alps’. The entire company is currently in use for growing summer flowers. The company is located at an altitude of 2,000 meters and is therefore…

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Javo celebrates 50 years of innovation

50 years ago, the first Javo potting machine was designed. Since then Javo has set a standard in horticulture automation. The first Javo prototype Arnold van Nobelen, the founder of Nobels, designed the first potting machine for Javo in 1969. This new type of machine was equipped with a conveyor and…

Awards and medals for two garden roses from Roses Forever

Two Danish garden roses were honored with a medal and an honorary award at the 67th international Rosenneuheiten-Wettbewerb 2019 in Baden-Baden, Germany. Roses Forever's Rosa Eskelund, who has bred the roses says: “I am very happy and also pleasantly surprised that two entire roses won acknowledgment.…

How the orchid keeps reinventing itself

Few flowers come in as many shapes and colours as orchids. Their versatility is an asset for plant lovers who are seeking a floral eye-catcher to add the perfect finishing touch to their interior. But the broader the range, the more trend-sensitive it is. Do today's consumers like the orchids you are…

"Total water concept enables treatment up to zero discharge"

Mienis Water showed their Ultrafiltration unit at the Amsterdam GreenTech 2019. This system is part of their total water concept on water management within flower and vegetable farming. Technical director Jochum Genuït explains their technology. "Ultrafiltration is a membrane technology. This membrane…

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US (CA): Orchid grower introduces self-watering system

Westerlay Orchids introduces SmartWick: an innovative self-watering system featured for their Bloom Haus collection of premium orchids for Kroger stores. Rooted in the rich horticultural history of Santa Barbara, Westerlay Orchids is a second generation family-owned business. With a simple mission of…

Royal Brinkman innovation seminar:

"Even though things are going well, innovation is necessary”

‘Let’s improve together.’ This was the main goal in ‘s-Gravenzande last week, where over 500 guests were invited by Royal Brinkman to join in for a seminar on the future of the industry. The company believes innovation is necessary. As the event location the old auction hall in ‘s-Gravenzande was chosen.…

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Belgium: A peek inside Denis-Plants

In their new company video, Belgium family business Denis-Plants gives a peek inside their greenhouse, where they produce tissue culture and the hardened young plants, ranging from the most diverse indoor plants to perennials. They are all derived from in-vitro multiplication and in this 1.5-minute…

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UK: Fund opens to reduce waste from plastic packaging and textiles

The UK government is inviting organisations to apply for funding under a multi-million pound grant scheme to help boost the recycling of plastic packaging and textiles. Organisations in England can apply for government funding for innovative solutions to drive up the recycling of hard-to-recycle plastic…

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Iberflora Labs: The new space of innovation and research for Iberflora

Iberflora launches the editing of 2019 a new space for creation and research: Iberflora Labs. This space is all a commitment to innovation and the growth of the event and that this edition will be starring enterprises Bio, sharing great synergies with the green sector. The growing demand for BIO products…

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Cities taking re-greening of urban landscapes to great heights

Cities around the world, such as Singapore, Milan and London, are taking re-greening of urban landscapes to great heights – literally. The trend for vertical planting is starting to grow in popularity and is not just for large urban displays, they can add wonderful interest to domestic gardens. It’s…

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Awards and medals for two garden roses from Roses Forever

Two Danish garden roses were honored with a medal and an honorary award at the 67th international Rosenneuheiten-Wettbewerb 2019 in Baden-Baden, Germany. Roses Forever's Rosa Eskelund, who has bred the roses says: “I am very happy and also pleasantly surprised that two entire roses won acknowledgment.…

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Winners of the 2019 Golden Flower Bulb announced

Five classes of schoolchildren - one class each in England, The Netherlands, Germany, Canada and France - are the lucky winners of the 2019 Golden Flower Bulb Award. They won this award by participating in the Bulbs4Kids flower bulb project. Bulbs4Kids These five classes received the 2019 Golden Flower…

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The importance of a good dipcontainer

From now on, the new pipe rail dipcontainer / sanitizer from Berkvens is available at Steenks Service. Why you need a dipcontainer A dipcontainer is very important if you want to work as hygienic as possible in the horticulture industry. The dipcontainer is filled with a disinfectant so an employee can…

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East African flower industry benefits from $146 million private equity boost

Pan-African private equity manager, Exeo Capital, has announced the final close of their second food and agribusiness fund, Agri-Vie Fund II, at US$146 million–showing growth of nearly 50% on the size of the first fund. Herman Marais, Managing Partner at Exeo Capital, says that this growth is a testament…

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Japan: Solar-powered flower bed automatically waters plants

Katsushika Ward in Tokyo, Panasonic Corp and Katsushika Full-of-flowers Urban Development Promotion Council have concluded an agreement on technical cooperation concerning the "Flower Merry-Go-Round" three-dimensional (3D) flower bed, which automatically waters followers by using solar electricity. The…

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A flower shop disguised as a candy shop

This year the International Floriculture Expo was held in Miami, where Jet Fresh Flowers debuted its Candy Shop for the first time. This concept and exhibit was made entirely in-house, featuring fresh-cut and preserved flowers available from Jet Fresh Flower Distributors. Floral designs were made by Olga…

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Denmark: PKM’s CEO Jack Møller to celebrate 50th birthday

PKM’s CEO Jack Møller will be 50 years on August 9, 2019. It is marked with a birthday reception: Friday, August 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Pool House, Gartneriet…

Royal Brinkman innovation seminar:

"Even though things are going well, innovation is necessary”

‘Let’s improve together.’ This was the main goal in ‘s-Gravenzande last week, where over 500 guests were invited by Royal Brinkman to join in for a seminar on the future of the industry. The company believes innovation is necessary. As the event location the old auction hall in ‘s-Gravenzande was chosen.…

UK: Cambridgeshire firm seeks answers to labour shortage

A Cambridgeshire based business is to lead the way in demonstrating labour saving techniques to help the horticulture industry offset the shortage of seasonal workers. Plant propagator, Volmary Ltd of Wisbech, has been announced as an AHDB ‘Strategic SmartHort Centre’ and will host a series of workshops…

UK: Award winning new plant display from Farplants

Farplants pulled out all the stops to celebrate the tenth year of the HTA National Plant Show. Their interactive new plant display created a memorable experience to help launch new ranges. The company's latest innovations, Garden your Way to Wellbeing and Mounds and Mats, took centre stage. In addition,…

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Javo celebrates 50 years of innovation

50 years ago, the first Javo potting machine was designed. Since then Javo has set a standard in horticulture automation. The first Javo prototype Arnold van Nobelen, the founder of Nobels, designed the first potting machine for Javo in 1969. This new type of machine was equipped with a conveyor and…

FTD provides update on court-supervised restructuring process

FTD provided an update on its court-supervised restructuring process. The company has: Entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with PlanetArt to acquire Personal…

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Kenya to open a cut flower distribution center in China

Kenya will open a cut flower distribution center in China in a new strategy aimed at creating a direct sales link and grow its exports to the Asian market. Industry and Trade Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya said the center, based in the Southern China province of Hunan, will be run in partnership with a…

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