Friday, May 17, 2019

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Ploidy determination in plant material regarding flow cytometry

A breeder does good business when he can deliver the varieties his clients ask for. In the past, this would mean walking through the trials with a wish list, now it generally means putting his material under the microscope. It is there, with the help of increasingly precise techniques and calculation…

De Ruiter enlists help from the trade in assessing new varieties

A presentation in a pub, that really is a change. De Ruiter Innovations, rose breeder from Amstelveen, showed a wide assortment of Kenyan roses to traders recently, some of which are already commercial varieties, the rest of which are varieties that have never been introduced before. In exchange for a…

"Kenya Flower Council leading the way on sustainability"

Kenya is home to the world’s best producers of flowers making a huge contribution to the economy. Globally, Kenya is among the top four countries in the production of flowers. by Clement Tulezi, CEO Kenya Flower Council Leveraging cutting-edge technology, the floriculture industry in Kenya provides…

Video: Greenhouse glazing is a precision job

What would a glasshouse be without glass? As soon as the frame is in place it is up to the glaziers to supply the greenhouse with glass. “Glazing is a precision job which definitely requires some experience”, says Henry van der Lans, who has been glazing for over 40 years. His employees work on projects…

Ethiopian grower awarded for role in community

Bellaflor's farm in Ethiopia has been awarded, by the Oromian Labor and Social Affairs Office, a certificate announcing them as the best farm in 2019 to comply with and to follow correct investment procedures, as well as providing labor stability and peace for the surrounding community. "We are very…

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New control program makes data easy to access

Crop decisions aren't always easy to make and in addition software isn't always easy to access. The team with Senmatic has given additional attention to this in their SuperLink 6 update. The program is intuitive and is easy to manage, providing data collecting possibilities and easy control of the…

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…

Clear vs. non-clear flower food: what is the difference?

Flower food is a good thing. When you use it properly you know that your flowers will last longer. If you’ve tested this theory, you know it to be a fact. So, what is the deal with clear versus non-clear flower food? The good news is that both work well and with equal efficacy. Clear and non-clear flower…

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Innovative pallet boxes fetch progress for manufacturers

Modern packaging solutions are becoming more than just a way to protect products for manufacturers. As the packaging industry transforms, companies serving the packaging…

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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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More than a million people come to see Keukenhof’s 7 million bulbs.

One of the Netherlands’ most popular attractions also has the shortest shelf life. Keukenhof, a park about 45 minutes southwest of Amsterdam, opens its doors annually from late March to mid-May (this year, March 21 to May 19). During those eight weeks, more than a million visitors pour through the front…

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Record number of Plantipp-introductions at Chelsea

The Chelsea Flower Show starts on 21 May and at the show, 12 varieties are showcased that are represented by Plantipp. Agapanthus Fireworks (‘MBD001’PBR) is bred by De Wet Plant Breeders from South-Africa. It is an Agapanthus with large flower clusters and hanging flowers in blue and white. It is a neat,…

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'Old legs prepare for gruelling ride in Africa'

Jaap van Staaveren, director & founder of UFO Supplies, is gearing up to participate in the Old Legs Tour: a 2900 km ride from Harare to Mt Kilimanjaro to raise funds for the elderly in Zimbabwe. Jaap will be among nine other mountain bike riders from all corners of the Earth who will begin their…

Garden Trials and Trade participants presented in digital magazine

The second edition of Garden Trials and Trade will take place on 11, 12 and 13 June 2019. During the event, the 33 participants will exhibit the latest breeds in the area of woody plants and perennials. New this year is that 21 participants will present themselves in a digital trade fair magazine. This…

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Australia: Instant asset write-off raised to $30,000 and extended until June 2020

On April 2nd, 2019 the Australian Taxation Office raised the threshold for each asset to $30,000. Not all companies are aware of this scheme and the recent changes that will now benefit even more businesses in the horticulture industry. It is estimated that an additional 22,000 companies can now utilize…

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Kenya ready to become gateway to Eastern and Southern Africa for Ukraine

Kenya expresses readiness to become an entry point for Ukraine to the Eastern and Southern Africa market, and is open to Ukrainian agrarian technologies and innovative products. This was stated during a meeting of Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman with the Speaker of the National Assembly of…

A deep drive into cost inputs

The next video of the AmericanHort Industry Insider Report: 2019 Perspective on Profit Margin - A Deep Dive into Cost Inputs is available now. In this video, Dr. Charlie Hall, AmericanHort Chief…

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UK: Garden centre and nursery for sale in Durham

Green Lane Garden Centre & Nursery is located just to the south of the A181 with a frontage thereto with access directly off the B1278 just north of Trimdon. The A181 links Durham to Peterlee, the major towns of Stockton on Tees and Darlington are to the south and there is good access both to the A19…

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British floral brand hopes to make a bumper harvest in India

La Fleur, a floristry brand run by UK-based entrepreneur Hariharan Subramanian, is betting big to tap the India market. The company, which will focus on supermarkets and markets, has tied up with retailers such as Big Bazaar, Godrej Nature’s Basket and Reliance Smart to provide locally-sourced and…

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NL: What is the horticultural industry contributing to sustainability?

Last year on the 9th of May, a brochure regarding the contribution of the top sector Horticulture & Starting Materials has been presented to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at Deliflor in the Dutch town of Maasdijk. The brochure consists of examples of sixteen companies and two trade…

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US (MI): Perennial Expo @ Walters Gardens features guest speaker Tony Avent

The Perennial Expo @ Walters Gardens will begin with keynote speaker Tony Avent. Tony is a seasoned hybridizer, plant collector, and owner of Plant Delights Nursery, a mail order company specializing in unique and interesting perennials. Tony has spent decades traveling the globe on botanizing trips in…

Photos: Royal Rose Exhibition in the Arcades of the Royal Castle in Warsaw

Over 50,000 visitors saw the exhibition of cut roses in Warsaw, Poland. In the Kubicki Arcades of the Warsaw Royal Castle one could admire over 140 varieties of those exquisite flowers. The last exhibition of cut roses, organized by Polish Rose Society, took place in Warsaw in 1999. After two decades…

webinar, May 28

Australia: Benchmarking towards better business

A new tool for Australian growers to benchmark their business performance against other production nurseries, will be unveiled at an interactive webinar on Tuesday, 28 May 2019. The tool aims to improve productivity by assessing core aspects of production businesses, such as turnover, wages and input…

"Kenya Flower Council leading the way on sustainability"

Kenya is home to the world’s best producers of flowers making a huge contribution to the economy. Globally, Kenya is among the top four countries in the production of flowers. by Clement Tulezi, CEO Kenya Flower Council Leveraging cutting-edge technology, the floriculture industry in Kenya provides…

American grown flowers star at 107th First Lady’s luncheon

Twelve hundred boutonnières. One hundred, forty-four table arrangements. Eighteen VIP room arrangements. Six cascading head table designs. Two enormous floral photo walls. And a 107 year tradition. All created using American Grown Flowers and Greens and taking center stage at the 107th First Lady’s…

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OMRI welcomes new board members

OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) recently welcomed Matt Landi of Awe Sum Organics and Beth Unger of CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley to the organization’s Board of Directors. Matt and Beth will both fill seats designated for organic processors / handlers, to round out OMRI’s diverse and representative board. The…

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US: Airports support peak flower season with special projects and infrastructure

In honor of Mother’s Day and the surge in airfreight demand that ensured mom would get her flowers on time, Cargo Airport News have identified three airport projects around the globe designed to meet peak season flower demand. Peonies at the airport Taking advantage of Anchorage Airport’s (ANC) northern…

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