Monday, December 10, 2018

Irene Njeru of Kenyan rose farm Mzurrie Flowers:

Cut roses: 'No Christmas mood at Dutch auction yet'

Kenyan rose farm Mzurrie Flowers is busy with shipping out their direct orders for Christmas, and Sales and Marketing Manager Irene Njeru was pleased with the pre-sales for this holiday. At the auction, in contrast, the Christmas mood hasn't set in yet. "The demand and prices are still low, while they…

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"Greater airflow means better cash flow"

Today’s competitive business environment means that, like a lot of other growers, you’re probably expected to do more with less. Produce young plants of the highest environmental standards with less manpower, reduced timescales and fewer resources. Looking at your existing set-up, it might be difficult to see…

US (IA): Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day 2018 results

Plantpeddler, located in Cresco, Iowa, conducted a trial of over 125 commercial and pre‐release Poinsettia varieties. Variety Day was hosted on Thursday, December 6, with representatives of all major breeders, broker representatives, and growers in attendance. The trial was produced under natural season…

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Why Westlanders are proud of the Westland region

The Westland area is the world’s main greenhouse horticulture cluster. Over the last 120 years, Westland has become the international hotspot when it comes to growing indoor crops.  In a new video, Westland Marketing shows and promotes the region.  "As early as 1918, Westland growers started planting indoors to extend the growing season of…

A closer look at the updated PMPL seed format

Many of PanAmerican Seed's genetics are offered in the PMPL (Precision Multi-Pellet) seed format. The video below offers a brief overview of this new seed. From sowing to propagation, the video below shares best practices and recommendations for growers using the PMPL format. For more information PanAmerican Seed www.panamseed.com

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US: Additional tariffs on Chinese floriculture hard goods delayed

The United States has agreed to temporarily delay the escalation of certain additional tariffs on floriculture hard goods produced in China from 10 percent to 25 percent, an…

Andreas Pellens, Pellens Hortensien:

"Better roots for Hydrangeas with container mulch"

How can we achieve better rooting for hydrangeas in the early stages of cultivation? This year, German hydrangea young plant and finished plant grower Pellens Hortensien focused on this question and already gained good success. The results will be presented at the IPM in Essen (Germany) from 22 till 25.…

Turnover FloraMondo Clock Presales reaches 100 million euro milestone

FloraMondo Clock Presales are growing in popularity. This is mainly because through FloraMondo Clock Presales it is possible to purchase starting from a single container. As a result of this option to purchase in smaller batches, the annual turnover for 2018 is already more than 100 million euros. That is an…

Packaging more »

"Amblyseius-System becomes more eco-friendly"

At Biobest they are constantly looking at ways to make their packaging more sustainable. Reducing reliance on plastic is a key focus. With this in mind, their team has redesigned the packaging for the Biobest bulk Amblyseius-System replacing plastic buckets with specially designed eco-friendly paper…

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Piet Buysman in favor of more nuanced story about PlanetProf

"Growing organic not always feasible"

Herb grower Piet Buysman, Andijk: “Retailers more often want Skal and PlanetProof certified products.” In his experience, organic growing is not always possible. “Moreover, it remains to be seen which brand offers the most environmental gain.” He pleads for a complete and nuanced story about On the Way…

Novelties more »

Floral holidays with edible roses

A luxury Christmas dinner with a floral touch or festive toasting on the new year with a colorful glass of champagne. Rose growers Rodewijk focus fully on the holidays with their edible roses 'Rosalicious'. Restaurants, bakeries and catering industry "The biggest difference is not in the cultivation, but in the sales", says…

Marketing more »

Re-branding Sunpuma

This year, MNP flowers launched Sunpuma. This brand with a luxurious touch and feel, is the rebranded version of Suntory Ipomoea. The main reason to modernize the brand is the introduction of the Purple Princess variety. For more information: www.sunpuma.com mnpflowers.com

cooperation with Jongeneel Transport

Chrysanthemum Royal Van Zanten travelling CHIC

If you have a truckload of promising chrysanthemum young plants on board, you want to show it! Two trucks from Jongeneel Transport are travelling CHIC from now on. These new fancy trucks mark the continuing cooperation between Royal Van Zanten and Jongeneel Transport. With “People, Planet, Power” as core values, Jongeneel Transport is…

Machines more »

"Greater airflow means better cash flow"

Today’s competitive business environment means that, like a lot of other growers, you’re probably expected to do more with less. Produce young plants of the highest environmental standards with less manpower, reduced timescales and fewer resources. Looking at your existing set-up, it might be difficult to see…

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Bangladesh: Government support needed to boost flower industry

Describing Bangladesh as a land of flowers, Executive Chairman of the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (Bida) Kazi M Aminul Islam underscored the need for policy support and infrastructure development to boost flower export. “The flower sector of Bangladesh has experienced an exponential growth. As flowers…

Turnover FloraMondo Clock Presales reaches 100 million euro milestone

FloraMondo Clock Presales are growing in popularity. This is mainly because through FloraMondo Clock Presales it is possible to purchase starting from a single container. As a result of this option to purchase in smaller batches, the annual turnover for 2018 is already more than 100 million euros. That is an…

Irene Njeru of Kenyan rose farm Mzurrie Flowers:

Cut roses: 'No Christmas mood at Dutch auction yet'

Kenyan rose farm Mzurrie Flowers is busy with shipping out their direct orders for Christmas, and Sales and Marketing Manager Irene Njeru was pleased with the pre-sales for this holiday. At the auction, in contrast, the Christmas mood hasn't set in yet. "The demand and prices are still low, while they…

Market scan: Japan's modern greenhouse industry

A new greenhouse market scan focuses on the current situation in the modern greenhouse sector, including support measures of the Japanese government and an overview of newly…

Turkish, Kuwaiti businesspeople invest $100M in greenhouses

Turkish and Kuwaiti businesspeople have invested $100 million in greenhouses in Turkey's southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, which has made progress in many areas after the introduction of the Southeastern Anatolia Project (GAP) - launched in 1977 as one of the world's largest and most comprehensive…

US: Additional tariffs on Chinese floriculture hard goods delayed

The United States has agreed to temporarily delay the escalation of certain additional tariffs on floriculture hard goods produced in China from 10 percent to 25 percent, an…

Garden center more »

Experience greenhouse boosts sales of Swiss garden center

“These days, one can buy plants almost everywhere. For example, you don’t have to go to a gardener to buy a buxes, in a big shopping mall you can buy them as well. The price is perhaps the only difference. The quality could be different, but that is not something a typical customer would notice. So, we…

Floristery more »

"The Teleflora Table"

Teleflora launches new Winter Holiday campaign centered around Family Reunion

Teleflora, one of the leading floral delivery service in the US, announced the unveiling of its new Winter Holiday bouquet collection with the launch of “The Teleflora Table,” an experience centered around the idea that families should be together at the holidays. Through the power of 4K projection…

Events more »

August 21-23, Portland

US (OR): Farwest accepting booth applications

The 2019 Farwest Show is accepting exhibit booth applications as it heads into its 47th year. The show will be held August 21–23, 2019 at the Oregon Convention Center in…

Company news more »

Andreas Pellens, Pellens Hortensien:

"Better roots for Hydrangeas with container mulch"

How can we achieve better rooting for hydrangeas in the early stages of cultivation? This year, German hydrangea young plant and finished plant grower Pellens Hortensien focused on this question and already gained good success. The results will be presented at the IPM in Essen (Germany) from 22 till 25.…

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Indoor flowers from our glasshouse grown daffodils. First batches of these have gone out to customers this week. This variety is Fortune #cutflowers #daffodils #earlyflowers pic.twitter.com/YAJ894Vg2i — Taylors Bulbs (@taylorsbulbs) December 7, 2018

Logistics more »

Frankfurt Airport expands cargo hub

Twenty-three hundred hectares – that is the area of Frankfurt Airport, the largest airport in Germany. In 2017, Frankfurt Airport handled 2.2 million tonnes of airfreight and welcomed 64.5 million passengers. Therefore, it is the largest airport for airfreight handling in Europe. Forty percent of air…

"Air cargo in Africa undergoing sea change"

Kenya is the leading exporter out of Africa with over 16,000 tonnes perishables per month. Kenya Airways Cargo is expanding its cool chain facility to deal with the extra demand during peak seasons, in addition to expanding its warehouse. It has recently launched flights to John F Kennedy Airport in New…

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