Tuesday, August 11, 2020

CAN (ON): Flood floor lays groundwork for expansion at Foliera

This past year when Foliera Inc. was presented with the opportunity to grow their business with the acquisition of a second farm – this allowed not only for immediate growth, but also with the prospect to extend the greenhouse footprint in the future. Located just minutes from the home farm located in Lincoln,…

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Australia: "Imported flowers are now at the center of a major biosecurity feud"

Over the last decade imported flowers more than tripled and nowadays, probably more than half of the flowers sold in Australia are grown overseas. These fresh cut flowers are now at the center of a major biosecurity feud, reports ABC. Between Ecuador, Kenya and Colombia, 85 to 90 percent of the world's…

Take a peek at the online Fleuroselect Trial

At Fleuroselect, they were very happy they could organise a Digital Trial Walk this July. Approx. 30 professionals from all over the world joined us for an online visit of this year’s Fleuroselect trial at the PanAmerican Seed trial location in Venhuizen (NL). Ruud Brinkkemper, Regional Breeding Director…

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Terra Nova Nurseries announces role in Beijing Florascape Co., Ltd.’s online broadcast

Terra Nova Nurseries announced its involvement in Beijing Florascape Co., Ltd.’s (BJFC) online broadcast that took place April 25, 2020, during the digital BJFC Spring Flower…

Thorsten Sander new sales manager Germany Schneider BV

From 1st of August Thorsten Sander (ex-Sales Representative of Raiffeisen Gartenbau, Germany) is the new Sales Manager for the Dutch young plant producing company, Schneider youngplants and will be responsible for customers in Germany. He has been specialising in the distribution and assortment of young…

NL: Four plants awarded a KVBC Award

During a field inspection on August 4, four plants were awarded a KVBC Award by the trial committee of the KVBC, 3 of which with gold. GoldNo fewer than 3 golden KVBC Awards were awarded, to Juniperus squamata ‘Little Joanna’, to Magnolia ‘Genie’ and to Spiraea ‘Tracy’ (DOUBLE PLAY BIG BANG). The trial…


"You have to sanitize everything"

Maintaining the integrity of the sanitation

“You have to sanitize everything,” says William Kanitz with ScoringAg. “If you don’t protect your product, the consumer gets sick.” The company sells and produces sanitizing equipment for fresh produce and its packaging. Due to the Coronavirus, things have changed. It’s increasingly important to reduce…

Geert Peters is proud of all team players of Beekenkamp Plants 30 July 2020

"You really are a spider in the web"

Geert started working at Beekenkamp Plants 2 years ago as a Product Assistant and has grown into a Product Specialist within two years. Beekenkamp is a breeding company. This means that we develop new and improved varieties through breeding; the crossing of plants. This is done in the lab and in the…

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The Founding Fathers’ favorite flowers

Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Alexander Hamilton were farmers, as were most men of their time – even if they became soldiers, lawyers and statesmen. Benjamin Franklin was a scientist with a deep interest in seeds as a source of American self-sufficiency. John Jay, who was president of the…

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Gran Teatre del Liceu

Barcelona orchestra plays for 3,000 potted plants

On the first day after the state of alarm instituted due to the pandemic ends, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona reopens its doors, but it does so for an unusual audience. Conceptual artist Eugenio Ampudia prepared an original, unique and different concert, in which the 2,292 seats of the auditorium…

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Joint project of Chinese company and Dutch university underway

Greenhouse production management supported by greenhouse crop models

People’s living standards rapidly improve because of the development of economy in China , consumers demand for high-quality and safe agricultural products. Shanghai Lankuaikei Technology Development Co., Ltd. and Wageningen University in the Netherlands started a 4-year cooperation project “Big Data…

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The Posey Patch Flower Farm joins Certified American Grown

When Ashley Bolton decided she wanted to start a flower growing business on the chicken farm she owns with her husband in a rural corner of Alabama, she hit the books. Her only gardening experience up until that time had been at the just-for-fun level, tending gardens on their 60-acre farm in Russellville,…

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Chrysal has partnered with Dr. Hans de Ruiter to introduce Chrysal N’Fuse

US: Partnership leads to the usage of less PGRs for growers

Plant growth regulators are very important for growers to ensure a consistent output of a uniform and healthy crop to ensure maximum sales. Chrysal now introduces N’Fuse in…

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NFU Energy

UK: How retailers collaborating on decarbonisation could impact horticulture

Twenty retail businesses have recently joined forces through the British Retail Consortium (BRC), pledging to develop a blueprint for decarbonisation of the industry. Among the signatories are several supermarkets that have committed to reducing emissions not only in their shops but also through their…

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US (MI): Raker Roberta’s opens trial garden, launches own YouTube channel

The Raker Roberta’s Trial Gardens (RRTG) are officially open to visitors. They have proper social distancing protocols in place and they will not be holding any large group events, serving lunch, or allowing facility tours. Below a peek at their Trial Gardens posted on their recently launched YouTube…

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Plant Heritage

Charity calls for help saving the UK's garden plants

Horticultural charity Plant Heritage is calling for anyone across the UK who is passionate about plants to help save ten plant groups which could be at risk, as part of its annual ‘Missing Genera’ campaign. The Missing Genera 2020 comprises ten different types of plants, including Aubrieta, which is…

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in Recover version

"Consumer can go on holiday without any worries with Grow & Go pot"

The consumer can now benefit from Grow & Go containers watering your plants - allowing them a holiday without any worries about their plants. The smart water reservoir in the hanging and patio pots ensures that the plant receives the right amount of water. Grow & Go® in Recover® version The pots are…

Machines more »

The Roofmaster transforms into a real chalking machine

The Roofmaster’s shape – rather like an A – which allows it to move through 2 gutters on 4 wheels, has not changed in the 30 years that the machine has been on the market. But that’s only one of the few things that have not been upgraded over the years. The installation from Besseling has been thoroughly…

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Caulders Garden Centres

HTA and Gerald Eve continue to campaign on Scottish garden centres ratings after recent successes

James Barnes, HTA Chairman, and Gerald Eve, the HTA’s preferred partner on rating advice in Scotland, recently attended the Scottish Ratepayers Forum as part of the ongoing campaign to tackle the rates issues faced by garden centres in Scotland. The Scottish Ratepayers Forum is the key platform for trade…

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Lauren Sophia

A floral tribute for American Flowers Week and Black Lives Matter

In Portland, Maine, a group of Slow Flowers Members wanted to celebrate American Flowers Week with a public floral installation. As their search for a location hit several dead-ends, mostly due to COVID-19 permitting restrictions, they landed on a beautiful way to honor Portland’s Black community while…

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British greenhouse builder on course for 'best financial performance' despite impact of Covid-19

High-tech horticultural facilities specialist CambridgeHOK is still forecasting to achieve its best ever financial performance this year despite the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown. The East Yorkshire business, which specialises in commercial glasshouses, vertical farming and renewable energy systems,…

Brett Avery joins HTA Board as Vice-President

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is delighted to announce that Brett Avery, Managing Director of Farplants, is to join the HTA Board as Vice-President. Originally…

US (FL): Don Gator joins Oglesby Plants International Sales Team

Oglesby Plants International is pleased to announce the addition of horticulture veteran Don Gator to the Oglesby sales team. Don will be Sales Representative covering the…

UK: GCA and GIMA join forces to enable better communication between garden centres, suppliers

A new joint initiative between the Garden Centre Association (GCA) and The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) has launched to enable debate and communication…

US: Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation awarded 13 grants totaling $131,440.00 dollars

The Fred C. Gloeckner Foundation, Inc. Officers and the Board of Directors met virtually on June 12th, 2020 and awarded 13 grants totaling $131,440.00 dollars. Since the…

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Quito International Airport

Air Canada starts cargo flights from Quito International Airport

As part of the 60 years of bilateral relations between Ecuador and Canada, on Monday afternoon a brief act took place that formalized the start of Air Canada cargo operations at the Quito airport, with two weekly flights. The aircraft, an Airbus 330 C of the Canadian airline, departed this morning from…


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