Friday, January 21, 2022

Impression of the show:

US (FL): TPIE is coming to an end

“The tropical market is strong”, says Lars Jensen with Blackmore. As we speak, they are exhibiting at the Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) in Tampa, Florida. There, they showed their new product concept Rootzone PlantItFriendly, for the first time. Today is the final day of this 3-day event and…

Kenya: A peek into United Selections open days

Open days are highly important for both growers and breeders. United Selections hosted their open days last week between Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th January 2022 to showcase established commercial brands and newly promoted selections. Their open days were well received with great attendance from Kenyan…

FloraCraft creates a line of Galentine’s Day projects

Galentine's Day gaining recognition in the floral industry

For more than a decade, Galentine's Day (Feb. 13) has been growing in popularity, including in the floral industry, which now offers products recognizing this trend. "We continue to see a spike in demand for our foam products that help customers create fun floral arrangements and care packages to show…

Rose breeder interplant Roses celebrates 60th anniversary

This year, Interplant Roses will celebrate their 60th anniversary by treating their esteemed business relations to many festive and surprising activities throughout the whole year. Today, the company kicks off with a brand new company video that takes the viewer on an impressive tour along 60 years of…

Precise relative humidity control to grow a high-quality plant

Wonderment takes place when you visit the beautiful scenery with the grandeur of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In 2021, a high-tech greenhouse was built in this area. After six months of hard and consistent work, the greenhouse started to operate in May 2021. This moment marked the beginning of The Plant…

"Start signalling and monitoring thrips on time"

During and after the clearing of the old crop, every effort is made not to allow an infestation immediately at the start of the new crop. Once the young plants have been…

All-America Selections presents new regional winners for 2022

Here are the newest of the new varieties that earned the respected Regional Award for their performance in specific geographic areas. Each AAS Winner is grown and scored next to a very similar variety  and only if the entry performed better than the comparison does it become an AAS Winner.  AAS Trial Gardens are…

How one farm cured the cold to grow year-round

Farming year-round in upstate New York is not for the faint of heart—just ask Sandy and Paul Arnold. They’ve been producing some of the area’s best organic greens and veggies for over 30 years now—growing and harvesting their crops all year long for the past 15. The Arnolds may be some of the kindest,…

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Top 10 of the busiest container ports in Asia

The vast majority of the largest and busiest container ports in the world are located in Asia. The continent is a crucial part of the global supply chain, which has been proven during the Covid-19 period with local lockdowns in Asian ports affecting heavily the global trade. Below, you can find the top…

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Gambia: "Floriculture sector suffers due to Covid-19"

Floriculture is the growing of flowers and the sector is among those that are affected by the pandemic in Gambia. Madam Thelma Ndella Cole, vice president of the Floricultural Association Garden on the Bertil Harding Highway, said it has been very difficult for them as growers since the covid-19…

Rise in differing cargo theft types driven by conditions at congested US ports

Third quarter cargo theft data in the US shows storage facilities targeted in 45% of reported cases; up from 20% of recorded cases in the same quarter in 2020. Fall in hijacking and robbery of vehicles from 67% to just 25% this year coincidental with rise in theft of cargo units in unsecured storage…

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Vietnam flower village makes ready for Tet

In Tay Tuu village, on the outskirts of the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, hectares of flowers are waiting to bloom just in time for Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, and many farmers are counting on them for a prosperous start to the new year. Situated 15km from the city center, Tay Tuu is one of Hanoi's famous…


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