Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Fessler Nursery:

"Our foliage plants grow bigger, faster, and more efficiently"

In a time where inflation, labor shortage, material shortage, carbon emissions laws, electricity cost, cost of goods, etc., are making it tough to be a grower, Green Machine Nursery has found a way to thrive.  Oregon is probably not the first state you think of when it comes to tropical foliage plant production.…

Garry Grüber, Cultivaris, on Garland Hydrangea French Bolero ‘Evolution’

"Amongst the category of garland hydrangeas it can truly be regarded as a (r)evolution"

"This is the very first garland-type hydrangea that has full mophead flowers all along the elegant stems rather than lacecap flower heads. This results in many more flowers, more color, and more wow! at point of sale – the best basis for brisk sales", says Garry Grüber, CEO of Cultivaris GmbH, when…

This is the year the My Beautiful Matcha will be more widely introduced

During the Trade Fair in Aalsmeer that took place from 9 to 11 November, Carlo Hoogendoorn and his brother Martijn of PerlaNova showed their new cut hydrangea variety, the My Beautiful Matcha. PerlaNova has been specializing in breeding cut and pot hydrangeas for 13 years now, mainly growing roses and…

AfriFlora supporting young girls with sustainable menstrual solutions

Recently AfriFlora started a new project for 1300 female students at their Sher-schools: Mela for her. Mela (መላ) means solution in Amharic. A solution for a problem that exists for many young women and girls in Africa: a lack of affordable sanitary products. For many people, menstrual hygiene is an inconvenience…

Land-grant universities helping solve needs of specialty crop industries

The Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) promotes collaboration, open communication, the exchange of information, and the development of resources that accelerate the application of scientific discovery and technology to solve the needs of the various specialty crop industries.  On Friday, Dec. 9, at…

Fresh Park Venlo business club delves into ornamental plant auction and fairs 2.0

The flower and plant sector is also undergoing consolidation in auction country. New business models are growing and flourishing in the old auction building of FloraHolland Venlo at the moment. The Businessclub Fresh Park Venlo went there to take a look and learn about the challenges in times of crisis…

Photonics can help horticulture to measure faster and more reliably

Greenhouse horticulture already uses many sensors. But vertical farming, autonomous cultivation, and data-driven cultivation require equipment that is even more sensitive and accurate. Using photonics or optical technology makes it possible, for example, to detect diseases in crops more quickly and more…

Growing in the classroom all year round

De Lage Kouter grows in the classroom all year round using HortiPower grow lights. Teacher and Training Officer for Basic Landscaping & Decoration Mr. Derycke explains: “Since September 2020, we have started the “landscape and decoration” training course in our school for special secondary education,…

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Dutch Horticulture youth looks to connect around the topic of energy

The phenomena of 'horticulture youth' is well known around the Dutch Westland and Oostland regions in which two clubs have even formed around those demographics, Tuinbouw Jongeren Westland and Oostland. Together the clubs consist of a few hundred members. Regularly, these young people meet each other in…

"We suspended sales of high-cost 4G products and promoted cost-effective USB temperature and humidity loggers"

The downward trend of sea freight prices in recent months has stimulated the international fruit and vegetable trade. With the growth of import and export volume, the market…

UK: A week at Compton Garden Flowers

Sarah Wilson, founder of Compton Garden Flowers, takes us through a week in late November on her flower farm. Sarah and her husband Bob farm in the village of Compton Dando, which can be found between Bath & Bristol. MondayWell, it is absolutely pouring rain this morning, but to be honest, I don’t mind! It’s…

UK: Fleurie MDS student releases video

Fleurie Nursery’s MDS trainee, Reece Moulton, has created a video as part of an Instagram takeover to show other MDS trainees what he typically gets up to in the course of a…

US (CA): Bay Area flower growers face skyrocketing natural gas prices

One of the Bay Area's oldest flower producers is facing hard decisions between heat and employees. They're not alone. A lot of California businesses are getting sticker shock when they get their natural gas bills. The bill could cost some employees their jobs.  For three generations, the Neve family of Petaluma…


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