Monday, August 19, 2019

Jose Azout, Alexandra farms: "October is our biggest month now"

Wedding season moves from summer to fall

The wedding season is on! Or not? According to Colombian garden cut rose grower Jose Azout of Alexandra Farms, more and more weddings are being moved to fall and also this year, it has been a bit slow so far. "No longer the 20% increase we had seen in the past", he says. October the biggest month now The…

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Shaping the future of high value horticulture in Ethiopia

With an ever-increasing demand for cutting edge innovative technologies in horticultural crops production in Ethiopia, Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) and Ethiopian Biotechnology Institute (EBTI) are jointly moving ahead to establish a win-win partnership. With a projection…

New rose named at Danish Rose Festival

The “knee setting” of Danish Jim Lyngvild’s own rose

A new rose has been baptized at the Danish Rose Festival (Rosenfestival), that is annually held in Bogense, on Funen, in the first weekend of August. The theme for this year’s festival was Nordic mythology and the guest of honour was Danish designer and Viking Jim Lyngvild. Here he named his own rose…

See all kind of varieties at Proflora, October 2-4, Bogotá

Colombian foliage and greens exports continue to rise

Monochromatic and minimalist arrangements had gone out of fashion since consumers today are looking for bouquet and arrangements to have floral generosity and take risks in terms of colors, therefore foliage and greens are taking center stage in the world. Regarding this trend, Colombia is positioning as…

Kenyan flower exports face Aussie headwinds

Australia will not postpone requirements for Kenya to have met guidelines on its horticultural exports as Nairobi stares at a possible loss of the multi-billion market. Kenya had been given a deadline of September this year to comply with the zero pest tolerance directive on all the flowers that are…

Click here to receive this news directly in your inbox Kees Veldhuijzen about the Iribov project in Ghana

Make a real impact with good starting material

Iribov has had a production location in Ghana for a number of years. The location is used for the propagation of tissue culture. Most of the production will go back to the Netherlands for the customer network in Europe, but during the last three years the company explicitly also started to focus on the…

Nutrient monitoring of poinsettia

Poinsettias require medium to high fertility levels between 150 and 300 ppm N, with the rate adjusted to take into account plant vigor. Optimal substrate pH values for poinsettia range from 5.5 to 6.5. If the substrate pH drifts lower than 5.5, plants will become stunted and color delayed. Substrate pH…

Dümmen Orange Kenya acknowledged for sustainability

The Kenyan team of Dümmen Orange operates in a sustainable way. Recently they were successfully audited and received the MPS-GAP and MPS-Socially Qualified certifications. The MPS-GAP certificate consists of a series of production requirements regarding traceability, sustainability, safety and hygiene.…

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ROP Introduces MA packaging for edible flowers

While the demand for edible flowers is on the increase, the challenge for its expansion remains with the limited post-harvest shelf life of this delicate product. Once harvested the perishable flower tissue starts to dehydrate compromising its appearance. Research also pointed out that its nutritional…

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Popularity growing

Cities taking re-greening of urban landscapes to great heights

Cities around the world, such as Singapore, Milan and London, are taking re-greening of urban landscapes to great heights – literally. The trend for vertical planting is starting to grow in popularity and is not just for large urban displays, they can add wonderful interest to domestic gardens. It’s…

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New rose named at Danish Rose Festival

The “knee setting” of Danish Jim Lyngvild’s own rose

A new rose has been baptized at the Danish Rose Festival (Rosenfestival), that is annually held in Bogense, on Funen, in the first weekend of August. The theme for this year’s festival was Nordic mythology and the guest of honour was Danish designer and Viking Jim Lyngvild. Here he named his own rose…

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US (MI): Help name a peony book

Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum are working with the University of Michigan Press on a book about peonies. It’s part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden in 2022. The book will show how people around the world—and in Nichols Arboretum—have celebrated peonies over the…

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Montis automates again with WPS

NL: Making shipping orders more efficient

Montis has chosen again for WPS to automate their greenhouse at a new location in Moerkapelle, the Netherlands. Left to right: Nico van de Berg (Montis), Niels van de Berg (Montis), René Zoutendijk (WPS), Maarten van der Gaarden (WPS). Being raised in a grower family and dealing with a variety of crops,…

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ILO and Australia sign agreement to advance decent work in the floriculture sector in Jordan

The Government of Australia and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed a project agreement that aims to support vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees working in Jordan’s floriculture sector through interventions that improve their working conditions, enhance their skills and boost…

Kenyan flower exports face Aussie headwinds

Australia will not postpone requirements for Kenya to have met guidelines on its horticultural exports as Nairobi stares at a possible loss of the multi-billion market. Kenya had been given a deadline of September this year to comply with the zero pest tolerance directive on all the flowers that are…

Garden center more »

The challenges of managing pests and diseases in retail settings

Greenhouse growers work tirelessly each year to produce high-quality plants for spring sales. Of all of the different factors involved in growing bedding plants, pest and disease management is one of the most important. Though monitoring for pests and diseases and taking corrective action ends at…

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A preserved rose flower tribute to Takashi Murakami

Japanese contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami’s flowers are his most recognizable motif. With twelve petals and a bright, beaming smile, this daisy flower design has been featured everywhere from the Versailles Palace to Vans sneakers. Jet Fresh Flower Distributors made a special floral tribute to…

Events more »

UK: Wall of orchids opens up the wonders of Costa Rica at Eden this summer

A display of orchids is drawing Eden Project visitors into the wonders of the Costa Rica rainforest this summer. The rugged Central American country is showcased in Eden’s new exhibition Guardians of the Future, part of the Earth Story programme running all summer. Costa Rica looks after and protects…

See all kind of varieties at Proflora, October 2-4, Bogotá

Colombian foliage and greens exports continue to rise

Monochromatic and minimalist arrangements had gone out of fashion since consumers today are looking for bouquet and arrangements to have floral generosity and take risks in terms of colors, therefore foliage and greens are taking center stage in the world. Regarding this trend, Colombia is positioning as…

US (CA): Tournament of Roses announces 2020 float judges

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has selected Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, Phil Hettema and Lilit Khatchaturian as judges for the 2020 Float Awards sponsored by FTD. Each year, three judges select winners based on various criteria ranging from creative design and thematic interpretation to floral craftsmanship…

Miyoshi exhibits at Japanese Pavilion in Expo 2019 Beijing

Miyoshi & Co., Ltd. is exhibiting at the main exhibition stand of the Japanese Pavilion in the International Horticultural Exposition “Expo 2019 Beijing”. Mysterious Japan Blue Japan Blue is a color from Japanese traditional indigo dye. Japan Blue, which is used to symbolize Japan in sports and…

Company news more »

Syngenta starts work on world's biggest chemical IPO

ChemChina has started gearing up for a listing of Syngenta, which it acquired for $43 billion, in what could become the chemical industry’s biggest-ever initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. Top executives have begun internal work to prepare for a listing as soon as mid-2020,…

DSV completes acquisition of Panalpina

DSV expects to settle the previously announced public exchange offer for all publicly held shares of Panalpina. The settlement will be carried out during the course of today in accordance with Swiss market practices. With the settlement, the previously announced board changes in Panalpina will come into…

Dümmen Orange Kenya acknowledged for sustainability

The Kenyan team of Dümmen Orange operates in a sustainable way. Recently they were successfully audited and received the MPS-GAP and MPS-Socially Qualified certifications. The MPS-GAP certificate consists of a series of production requirements regarding traceability, sustainability, safety and hygiene.…

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Thiel's Greenhouses

Just a few of the fine growers I got to hang out w at AB Grower Day #RedDeer SO inspiring. Fun! PLUS swag that actually fits my bobblehead!🤠 Time to plan for #Spring2020 #flowers #veggies @BallHort @DummenOrangeNA Where's Dustin?🤔📒 Thx @hortguy85 #greatday ! pic.twitter.com/gxJpGb7FxP — Thiel's Greenhouses (@ThielsGH) August…

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US: Trucker shortage takes a toll on supply chain

In 2018, the trucking industry was short roughly 60,800 drivers – up nearly 20% from 2017’s figure of 50,700. If current trends hold, the American Trucking Association (ATA)…

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