Thursday, January 23, 2020

Fashion Flowers adds new crop

“Yes we canna”

Danish Jakob Christensen of Fashion Flowers is still in the middle of his aeschynanthus season, and when it ends in April, he usually shifts the production of bedding plants. And this year, he added a new crop to the assortment, namely canna.Jakob Christensen of Fashion Flowers at the Royal FloraHolland Seasonal Trade Fair…

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Select Breeding debuts at IPM

In 2009, Select Breeding started a special cross-breeding program to develop Floribunda roses for use on the patio and in the garden, that can be grown in the unheated greenhouse and in plastic tunnels. The first varieties have been on the market since 2014, and since then the range has been expanded and optimized annually. There…

Model the climate and the crops: bring your production to the top

Imagine steering the roses to bloom just before mother's day. Or designing the ideal greenhouse for growing tomatoes anywhere in the universe. This is to some degree already possible by using crop growth and climate models. Crop and climate models are a tool for agricultural research, with which…

Turkish carnations unsold due to excess supply

Grower Selcuk Celebi, the co-owner of Turkish carnation company Trendy Tarim, spoke about the current issues in cut flower production in the areas around Antalya. Selcuk Celebi: “Our country has very diverse ecological attributes across its different regions. The climate and the soil are very suitable…

Udo van Slooten, Signify:

"We sold over 100 hectares of toplighting compact grow lights in the first year alone"

Signify has expanded its Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact range to give growers more choices tailored to different crops and cultivation set-ups. Whether they want to decrease running costs for lettuce or chrysanthemum crops or increase light output for light-loving crops like roses and…

"He who sows AI shall reap accurate predictions"

Good harvest forecasts are key for an optimal pricing strategy and labor planning. Under and over production, for example, can have major consequences for pricing. In addition, you can only deploy your manpower properly if you know how much and when they should harvest. Making accurate predictions about…

US (NC): Hoffman Nursery grows management team

Hoffman Nursery has expanded its management team. The market for grasses and sedges continues to grow, and customers rely on the nursery for expertise and support to meet the demand. Rounding out the management team will give the nursery more resources for customers and continual improvement in…

Fun and football at Plantec's employee appreciation day

On the eleventh of January Plantec hosted its annual employee appreciation day. It is one of the ways that Plantec tries to show their employees how much they are valued. During the event there were championship soccer matches between the different teams from the company for both the women’s league and…

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UK: HTA push local authorities to pick up plant pots in kerbside collections

As part of the next phase of the industry-driven recyclable plant pot campaign, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is calling for action to be taken by local authorities to collect recyclable plant pots in their kerbside collections. The HTA is urging member businesses to contact their local…

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Ellepot introducing new paper for organic production

Ellepot has developed and patented a new technology for their Ellepot propagation papers, and the first product in a new line to come is Ellepot Organic 2.0. New patented technologyThe new propagation paper - Ellepot Organic 2.0 consist of 100% fully compostable and degradable materials. The new patented…

Novelties more »

Valentines rose blends nature’s beauty with modern design

This Valentine’s Day, an eco-sustainable Natural Fragrance Rose, promises to preserve the perfection of nature’s most aromatic and beautiful flower months beyond the holiday. Developed by third-generation Dutch florist Peter Persoon, Natural Fragrance Rose is a scented, self-hydrating bloom that stays…

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Australian greenlife communication in 2020

2019 was a record-breaking year for the nursery industry, with sustained growth seeing the total value of the sector reaching $2.4 billion. It was also a busy year for the industry, a year which saw the launch of Greener Spaces Better Places, the national Tree Stock Roadshow tour, the progress and…

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Using artificial intelligence to guide watering decisions in Canada’s greenhouses

Getting smart about greenhouse irrigation

For Canada’s greenhouse operators, crop irrigation and finding experienced growers to manage it, are among their greatest challenges. Historically, greenhouse growers have made decisions about where and when to irrigate, visually checking the water status of plants — often spending several hours and…

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New book traces history of flowers in India

“Wherever you look, the flower is not far to find” writes Alka Pande in her seminal book, Flower Shower which traverses through the culture of flowers in India. The book is a treatise on the usage of flowers in India’s rich history, mythology, cultural, architectural and as aesthetic motifs. A historian,…

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UK: Squire’s Garden Centres turnover reaches £57m amid expansion plans

Squire’s Garden Centres has seen a record year of sales thanks to “excellent weather conditions” throughout the peak season. For the year ending July 31 2019, turnover increased by 15 per cent to £57 million, boosted by the addition of the newly acquired centre at Frensham, which joined the group on…

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Floral foam to be banned from RHS shows

Floral foam will be banned from all RHS Shows from 2021, the Royal Horticultural Society has confirmed. Ahead of this year's Chelsea Flower Show (19th - 23rd May 2020), floral designers are being encouraged to trial alternative products for their displays before the ban is enforced next year. Helena…

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Valentine’s Day fun facts 2020

Most holidays are meant to be a show of love, affection and gratitude, but no holiday does it better than Valentine’s Day. After the Roman Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage, Saint Valentine continued to marry men and women in secret. Even then, it was traditional for men and women to exchange flowers on their wedding day,…

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Fun and football at Plantec's employee appreciation day

On the eleventh of January Plantec hosted its annual employee appreciation day. It is one of the ways that Plantec tries to show their employees how much they are valued. During the event there were championship soccer matches between the different teams from the company for both the women’s league and…

US (NC): Hoffman Nursery grows management team

Hoffman Nursery has expanded its management team. The market for grasses and sedges continues to grow, and customers rely on the nursery for expertise and support to meet the demand. Rounding out the management team will give the nursery more resources for customers and continual improvement in…

Udo van Slooten, Signify:

"We sold over 100 hectares of toplighting compact grow lights in the first year alone"

Signify has expanded its Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact range to give growers more choices tailored to different crops and cultivation set-ups. Whether they want to decrease running costs for lettuce or chrysanthemum crops or increase light output for light-loving crops like roses and…

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Kuehne + Nagel to accelerate development in Asia Pacific

Following the combination of the former three European regions into one Europe, the significant growth and integration of three major acquisitions in the North America region, the focus at Kuehne + Nagel for the years to come is on Asia Pacific. In order to target an even stronger role in logistics all…

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