Thursday, December 12, 2019

Sachin Appachy, Bliss Flora

Color is everything for rose that goes against the grain

"A new variety like this one brings back a smile on a grower's face in these challenging times", says Sachin Appachu of Bliss Flora Ltd. After 3 years of trialing this new dark orange colored variety with a special touch from French breeder Meilland. This variety Fiorella was recently introduced…

Harm Maters looks back at the AVAG presidency

"Strong companies unite"

‘Top-level entrepreneurs’ is what Harm Maters calls the greenhouse builders and technology companies that he has represented during the past sixteen years as chairman of AVAG. The sector is united in this club in which the competition can be felt clearly. How does he look back at his presidency term? As a grower's son, Harm has always been involved in the sector. He attended the advanced horticultural…

"Asperello proves good fit in existing IPM program"

Rainbow Greenhouses located in Chilliwack, British Columbia (BC), Canada, is a large-scale wholesale producer and distributor of a range of indoor, outdoor and seasonal plants. The company operates from two large facilities in BC and another facility in Southern Alberta totaling some 17 hectares. While…

Dutch tulip vs Krasnodar rose: what will save Russian growers from bankruptcy

Russian flower industry is facing a crisis, note the representatives of the sphere. According to them, import replacement measures could help the situation. However, are the flower business representatives ready to refuse the imported flowers in favor of the locally produced ones? The Russian Federation…

Noelia Mansilla new President EMEA region at Dümmen Orange

Effective of November 1, Dümmen Orange has appointed Noelia Mansilla to the new position of President for EMEA Sales. Thereby Noelia will become member of the Dümmen Orange Global Executive Committee. In her new role as President EMEA, Noelia takes the overall responsibility for the sales and financial performance…

KF Bioplant’s open house kicks off

KF Bioplants, the joint venture of Kumar Group and Florist Holland in India displays their assortment of new varieties during an open house being held between 11th and 14th December 2019. The open house was inaugurated by B. Shrikant and Ronald Voortman of Floricultura B.V.  KF Bioplants supplies 60 million plants…

The whereabouts of the FloraHolland Members’ Council

The Members’ Council has four committees, each with its own specific focus: strategy, finance, member loyalty and the cooperative. The committees research issues to be dealt with and advise the Members’ Council. But what exactly goes on in the committees? What do they talk about and how much influence do…

Flower workers attend Colombian Florfestival

The Florfestival was held in Parque del Café, Colombia, on November 28. The event was attended by 165 people, who had a chance to enjoy the attractions and activities that Asocolflores prepared for them. The Florfestival is intended for the workers of each company and their families to have a unique experience,…

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Kwekerij R. Mooyman

FlowMaster streamlines orders at Dutch gerbera grower

At nursery R.Mooyman in De Lier, Havatec installed a semi-automated inserting machine for gerberas. Workers only need to stick the flowers in the boxes. On one side, you insert the box. The line unfolds it and puts it in the right angle to stick in the flowers. Then they again go vertical, the flowers…

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Deliflor introduces Serenity Sweet

The new spray variety Serenity Sweet is the pink sister of the well-known purple Serenity. The pink Serenity Sweet has a subtle stripe on its petals, which gives this variety a more romantic appearance than its purple sister. The new variety will be introduced by Zentoo on Monday 9th December. In 2020 Deliflor…

Sachin Appachy, Bliss Flora

Color is everything for rose that goes against the grain

"A new variety like this one brings back a smile on a grower's face in these challenging times", says Sachin Appachu of Bliss Flora Ltd. After 3 years of trialing this new dark orange colored variety with a special touch from French breeder Meilland. This variety Fiorella was recently introduced…

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Reebok launches plant-based running shoe

Reebok revealed an innovation in sustainable footwear – a plant-based shoe that rivals performance running sneakers. The Forever Floatride GROW is the latest example of Reebok’s commitment to reduce the use of petroleum-based plastics in footwear by making products with plants. The new plant-based…

Machines more »

US (GA): UGA, Georgia Tech to work together to advance agriculture

Someday, apples in north Georgia could be harvested by robots modeled after the gibbon, an arboreal ape species that swings from limb-to-limb in the forest canopy, hunting and picking ripe fruit to eat. Called “brachiation,” or arm swinging, their method of locomotion inspired the design of the…

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Dutch tulip vs Krasnodar rose: what will save Russian growers from bankruptcy

Russian flower industry is facing a crisis, note the representatives of the sphere. According to them, import replacement measures could help the situation. However, are the flower business representatives ready to refuse the imported flowers in favor of the locally produced ones? The Russian Federation…

UK: Have your say on farm health and safety

A new survey has been launched to understand current attitudes towards farm health and safety. The NFU, AHDB and VetPartners are working together to help reduce the risk of accidents involving people working in the agricultural industry. Matt Dobbs, one of the key people leading the cross-sector…

Up-to-Date and Reliable Certificate Information on Clock Front

Royal FloraHolland wants to be transparent towards the marketplace about how the products we offer have been produced. Certificates confirming sustainable production are an ideal way to achieve this. For this reason, starting 19 December 2019, we will be showing certificate information on the clock even…

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UK: Garden centre and nursery for sale in County 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 in…

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"Floral foam adds to microplastic pollution problem"

As the cut flower industry hits one of its busiest periods, new RMIT research has shown that the water-absorbing green floral foam used by florists is contributing to the world’s microplastic problem. A study published in Science of the Total Environment found the plastic foam, which breaks into tiny pieces, can be ingested by a range…

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Spot yourself or colleague Eddy from BPnieuws

Netherlands: Upcoming spies and Seed meets Technology on national TV

A cook, someone who is active in the automation of escape rooms and a volunteer looking for seeds for a vegetable garden. These are not typical visitors that you would expect at the professional seed technology fair Seed meets Technology. And so something was clearly wrong, as it turned out yesterday…

Flower workers attend Colombian Florfestival

The Florfestival was held in Parque del Café, Colombia, on November 28. The event was attended by 165 people, who had a chance to enjoy the attractions and activities that Asocolflores prepared for them. The Florfestival is intended for the workers of each company and their families to have a unique experience,…

Floristic works of art in The Warsaw Royal Castle

Poland is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the completion of the reconstruction of the Royal Castle in Warsaw which was initiated by Sigismund III Vasa. The new royal residence became the focal point of the political, cultural and court life of Poland in that time. 2019 was named Vasa Year to…

KF Bioplant’s open house kicks off

KF Bioplants, the joint venture of Kumar Group and Florist Holland in India displays their assortment of new varieties during an open house being held between 11th and 14th December 2019. The open house was inaugurated by B. Shrikant and Ronald Voortman of Floricultura B.V.  KF Bioplants supplies 60 million plants…

Company news more »

Harm Maters looks back at the AVAG presidency

"Strong companies unite"

‘Top-level entrepreneurs’ is what Harm Maters calls the greenhouse builders and technology companies that he has represented during the past sixteen years as chairman of AVAG. The sector is united in this club in which the competition can be felt clearly. How does he look back at his presidency term? As a grower's son, Harm has always been involved in the sector. He attended the advanced horticultural…

Noelia Mansilla new President EMEA region at Dümmen Orange

Effective of November 1, Dümmen Orange has appointed Noelia Mansilla to the new position of President for EMEA Sales. Thereby Noelia will become member of the Dümmen Orange Global Executive Committee. In her new role as President EMEA, Noelia takes the overall responsibility for the sales and financial performance…

The whereabouts of the FloraHolland Members’ Council

The Members’ Council has four committees, each with its own specific focus: strategy, finance, member loyalty and the cooperative. The committees research issues to be dealt with and advise the Members’ Council. But what exactly goes on in the committees? What do they talk about and how much influence do…

A.M.A. launches new website

"The horticulture industry continues to evolve"

“The horticulture industry continues to evolve, with new technologies coming into use, new niche markets opening up and next generation growers joining family farms. At A.M.A., we embrace change and growth, and we want our website to reflect that,” says Connie Bradt, who co-manages A.M.A. together with…

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@BeekenkampNL

Beekenkamp Plants

Our colleague Paul goes this Friday with a well-earned retirement after 32 years at Beekenkamp Plants! This morning he was surprised by the colleagues of the location 's-Gravenzande with a delicious cake. 🍰#Vegetables #Youngplants #Thankyou #Retirement #Beekenkampplants pic.twitter.com/lbTrrWY1Hu — Beekenkamp Plants (@BeekenkampNL) December…

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Royal FloraHolland introduces WhatsApp after successful pilot

After a successful pilot, Royal FloraHolland is deploying WhatsApp as a fully viable service channel for its customers. In this way, Royal FloraHolland is one of the first B2B parties to add WhatsApp to its busine…

Funny

What do you call a deer with no eye?

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Brunei to hold first international flower show

Brunei's International Flower Show (BIFS) 2019, scheduled on Oct. 23-27, is drawing exhibitors from China, Thailand and Vietnam as well as from local companies, a senior Brunei official said on Saturday. It will feature flower exhibitions, creative landscaping, workshops, activities and competitions.…


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