Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Juan Yazbek, Agroideas reflects on Valentine’s Day season

More and more Ecuadorian flowers arrive in US by ship

It is often said that sea transport is a good alternative to air transport - it's now becoming a reality for exporters and customers in the USA. The demand has grown sharply, particularly for sea shipments with vacuum coolers. Agroideas, for example, is living proof. During the Valentine's season alone,…

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CAN (QC): Fire destroys flower grower's greenhouses in Laval

A fire ripped through the Laval (Quebec) location of Serres Sylvain Cleroux on Tuesday. The enterprise totals more than 1,000,000 square feet. Based in Laval and Mirabel, the…

Italy: Fifth edition Myplant & Garden taking off

The fourth edition of MyPlant & Garden took off this morning in Polo Rho Fiera di Milano, Italy. It is a meeting point for all the operators in the sector in Italy, and it has also attracted the interest of international exhibitors, buyers and professionals. The trade show will last till February 22.…

Queen celebrates 10,000+ followers on Instagram

As a grower, you can create the most beautiful flowers, but if the end consumer does not have the information and inspiration of how to use the flowers, your products will never become a success. That's why the Danish breeder Knud Jepsen a/s created an Instagram account for their Queen branded kalanchoes…

Jo Bird, David Austin Roses

“Every rose has to exude exceptional charm and grace before it achieves our David Austin hallmark"

Juliet (Ausjameson) is one of David Austin’s first cut roses, introduced in 2004. It has subsequently become one the world’s most recognized and iconic wedding flowers. Juliet is also known as the £3 million rose because that’s how much it cost David Austin to breed and create this new cut rose over the…

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Kenya: Open Days at WAC International in Naivasha

At the end of this month, WAC International will be having open days at their trial house in Naivasha, Kenya on Thursday February 28 and Friday March 1. "We will be showing all our latest newest selections including the first viewing of the 2019 selection", says Richard McGonnell, Sales Manager at WAC international. For those that may not know…

Sensory data, water deficit control and the challenges facing poinsettia growers

Research from Volmary has confirmed that, without granular data, growers are overwatering their crops. Data has shown that, due to floor unevenness, there is significant variation in plant moisture in Poinsettia plants. Implementing water deficit control requires the flexibility of wireless sensors and…

DVFlora becomes first Certified American Grown wholesaler

DVFlora, one of the largest floral importers and distributors in the United States, has become the first wholesaler to earn Certified American Grown status. This latest certification of DVFlora by Certified American Grown marks a notable shift from the program’s focus on farm production to now include…

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Denmark: Butterfly Garden goes ahead in sustainability without any plastic waste

The first All Natural paper pots and trays will be put on the market commercially soon by Danish campanula grower Butterfly Garden / Gartneriet Tvillingegaarden. Over the last year, they tested these pots in cultivation as well as in sales and they were so satisfied with the reactions that they will put…

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How to grow flowers organically

Organic flowers are used in different ways. Every day, you will find people exchanging flowers. We can all admit that it feels good to receive some flowers from our loved ones. Organic flowers are grown without using any chemicals or pesticides. The main aim of growing them organically is to conserve the environment. When…

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UK: Clematis named after Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, has had a flower named after her by the Royal Horticultural Society. 'Meghan' is a new large-flowering clematis that will usually offer two flowering seasons each year - the first being the most prolific in late spring or early summer (around the time of their wedding), but then…

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Insider Report on Garden Retail Profitability

How can you improve profitability?

AmericanHort is launching a new four-part video series: The Industry Insider Report: Garden Retail Profitability . Steve Bailey of Steve Bailey Consulting and the Garden Center Group, an expert on using financial and other data to help improve retail profitability, will share his expertise in managing financial data to…

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"New potting machine is start of new generation of machines"

A new generation of machines. That’s how Alessandro Mazzacano proudly describes the new IA3500, that was launched by Urbinati recently. The Italian manufacturer of nursery equipment created a completely electromechanical potting machine. “The machine can be adjusted for local circumstances. This way the…

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Kenya: Flower firm hits out at State over VAT refunds, fertiliser shortage

According to Primarosa Flowers Limited managing director Bobby Kamani, delay in VAT refunds will impact earnings of sector players while lack of fertiliser could lead to reduced yields of the top foreign exchange earner. Mr Kamani called for intervention from the government, warning that if the situation persists consumers…

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US (PA): Peek inside spring prep at the garden center

Six-packs of pansies will soon be front and center at local garden stores, waiting to become the centerpiece of an early spring container or the colorful edge of a garden bed. To get those flowers ready in time for early planting, workers at Esbenshade’s Garden Centers put the seeds in soil just before Christmas. The…

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Is this the world's most expensive and extravagant flower bouquet?

A rose preserved in 24-carat gold, two diamonds, and is glittered with diamond dust - those are the ingredients of what may well be the world's most expensive bouquet. Valentine's Day only comes once a year, so you know you have to go all out for your loved ones when the time comes. Usually people plan home-cooked dinners,…

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May 18, 2019

EPSO organizes fifth international "Fascination of Plants Day"

The fifth international "Fascination of Plants Day" 2019 will take place on May 18, 2019 across the world under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant…

February 28 and March 1, 2019:

Kenya: Open Days at WAC International in Naivasha

At the end of this month, WAC International will be having open days at their trial house in Naivasha, Kenya on Thursday February 28 and Friday March 1. "We will be showing all our latest newest selections including the first viewing of the 2019 selection", says Richard McGonnell, Sales Manager at WAC international. For those that may not know…

March 1-3, Philadelphia

US (PA): Official FTD World Cup competition schedule announced

FTD World Cup, the world’s most prestigious floral design competition, will be held for the first time in the United States of America since 1985 at the PHS Philadelphia…

Italy: Fifth edition Myplant & Garden taking off

The fourth edition of MyPlant & Garden took off this morning in Polo Rho Fiera di Milano, Italy. It is a meeting point for all the operators in the sector in Italy, and it has also attracted the interest of international exhibitors, buyers and professionals. The trade show will last till February 22.…

March 2, San Francisco

US (CA): Second annual “American Tulip Day” brings pop-up garden with 100,000 tulips

Sun Valley Floral Farms based in Arcata, California has partnered with Dutch tulip trade organization iBulb to bring a pop-up garden of 100,000 tulips, still on the bulb, to Union Square in downtown San Francisco, on Saturday, March 2nd 2019. The garden will be free to the public and each visitor will be allowed to pick their…

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CAN (ON): Susan Heeman of Heeman's passes away

Heeman's announced the passing of Susan Heeman: "Susan is waltzing in Heaven after being called for a special date with her Valentine. On February 13th, in her 83rd year gracing this world, Susan Heeman left us peacefully surrounded by family at her home. She joined her husband Bill just in time to spend Valentine’s Day…

CAN (QC): Fire destroys flower grower's greenhouses in Laval

A fire ripped through the Laval (Quebec) location of Serres Sylvain Cleroux on Tuesday. The enterprise totals more than 1,000,000 square feet. Based in Laval and Mirabel, the…

American Airlines Cargo appoints new members to management team

American Airlines Cargo has announced the appointment of several new leaders in its organization, some who will be joining the Cargo team for the first time. Cargo senior leadership team Two new additions to the Cargo senior leadership team include Tim Paliganoff, Director of Customer Experience, and Chris Isaac, Director…

DVFlora becomes first Certified American Grown wholesaler

DVFlora, one of the largest floral importers and distributors in the United States, has become the first wholesaler to earn Certified American Grown status. This latest certification of DVFlora by Certified American Grown marks a notable shift from the program’s focus on farm production to now include…

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It’s oh so quiet... Waiting for spring. pic.twitter.com/iXy3YZfPaf — Fibrex Nurseries (@FibrexNurseries) February 19, 2019

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Four thousand tons of flowers carried by Turkish Cargo for Valentine's Day

Turkish Cargo carried flowers to all four sides with its charter flights departing from Nairobi (Kenya) and Quito (Ecuador) to meet the need for Valentine's Day, in addition to its heavily-operated special cargo transportations. The air cargo brand carried nearly 4 thousand tons of flowers between…

Juan Yazbek, Agroideas reflects on Valentine’s Day season

More and more Ecuadorian flowers arrive in US by ship

It is often said that sea transport is a good alternative to air transport - it's now becoming a reality for exporters and customers in the USA. The demand has grown sharply, particularly for sea shipments with vacuum coolers. Agroideas, for example, is living proof. During the Valentine's season alone,…

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