Thursday, March 21, 2019

US: (TX) World Floral Expo in Dallas is on

The 20th edition of the international cut flower trade show World Floral Expo took off yesterday. So far, the organization is pleased with the attendance. "The day ended with a surprising good number of attending floral buyers." Visitors from more than 6 US states entered the yearly held trade even t…

Job Offers:

» more job offers

PanAmerican Seed buys Kitchen Minis program

PanAmerican Seed has purchased the Kitchen Minis program from Dalina Genetics, a Danish breeder of ornamental and edible plants. The purchase includes breeding lines, as well as commercial products of compact tomatoes and cucumbers. This announcement comes only a few years after PanAmerican Seed’s acquisition of Ex-Plant…

Selecta one targets children with "Christmas Mouse"

Appealing to a new target group with a slightly different poinsettia

What story-telling can do. The breeders of this variety were not sure they should launch it, but the marketing department saw the opportunity to tap into a new target group. The variety in question is the Euphorbia pulcherrima Christmas Mouse of Selecta one. The "mouse ears" make the difference,…

Fairtrade launches project to empower Ethiopian women flower workers

Following the success of the Women’s School of Leadership in Fairtrade cocoa-growing communities in West Africa, Fairtrade Africa is now replicating the initiative for the very first time in Ethiopia’s flower sector. Moreover, it is running an additional programme focused on tackling barriers to women’s…

Powerplants Australia marks 25 years with green race

The factory at Powerplants Australia has been transformed into a race track ahead of celebrating their 25th Birthday Party this Saturday. Carl van Loon started the business in 1994 installing high quality European screens. 25 years later Powerplants has a team of 35 employees and has become a turnkey…

Click here to receive this news directly in your inbox

Greenyard Horticulture changes name to Agaris

Greenyard's former Horticulture division will be named Agaris. The Greenyard Horticulture division became a stand-alone organisation in the autumn of 2018. Agaris will continue to develop growing media. Together with the new family shareholder Straco, Agaris will focus on a strategy of growth. 'May you be grown' Agaris finds its…

reducing delivery times for customers in the US and Canada

Horti LED production line added to Signify factory in Camargo

Signify will significantly reduce delivery times for Philips GreenPower LED customers in North America as it adds a horti LED production line at its existing luminaire factory in Camargo, Mexico for the LEDs that so far were only manufactured in Sucha Beskidzka, Poland. The move helps the company to…

US (FL): Still growing after four generations

In the U.S. floral universe, Pierson, Florida, population 1,849, plays an outsized role. For any given bouquet of flowers, chances are pretty good that the greenery came from Pierson. It’s a place that calls itself the fern capital of the world. Families have grown ferns for generations and kids grow up working at…

Packaging more »

Colombia: Manufacturing plant opened for flower and plant packaging

PPC Flexible Packaging, announced the completion of a new manufacturing plant in Bogota, Colombia. The Colombia plant will be occupied by Temkin PPC, a division of PPC Flexible Packaging. Temkin PPC designs and manufactures flexible film packaging for fresh-cut flowers and potted plants including…

Organic more »

UK: New support service launched to help farmers considering organic

A support service has been launched to provide free advice and technical guidance to organic farmers and those considering organic conversion. The Organic Advice, Support and Information Service (OASIS) has been developed collaboratively by independent farm consultancy Abacus Agriculture and OF&G (Organic Farmers and…

Open field more »

More than a million people come to see Keukenhof’s 7 million bulbs.

One of the Netherlands’ most popular attractions also has the shortest shelf life. Keukenhof, a park about 45 minutes southwest of Amsterdam, opens its doors annually from late March to mid-May (this year, March 21 to May 19). During those eight weeks, more than a million visitors pour through the front…

Novelties more »

Alexandra Farms announces eight new varieties of fresh cut garden roses

Alexandra Farms, one of the world’s largest grower of fresh cut garden roses, announces the latest additions to their collections. David Austin English Garden Roses Among the new releases are three varieties belonging to the David Austin brand. Earlier this year, creamy white Ella (Auswagsy) and Eugenie (Ausimage) ,…

Marketing more »

US: 2019-20 edition of ‘Gardening Simplified’ publication takes new approach

Volume seven of  Gardening Simplified magazine , featuring Proven Winners ColorChoice flowering shrubs, has been released. The 100-page reference guide is part of a direct-to-consumer advertising approach and…

Machines more »

The importance of soil & media processing

Every grower knows just how important soil is to the growing process. Getting things just right is essential. Soil processing can be hard, messy, laborious, and time consuming. In today’s industry, competitive growers understand that using soil processing equipment has growing benefits like cost/labor savings, custom blending,…

Market information more »

Fairtrade launches project to empower Ethiopian women flower workers

Following the success of the Women’s School of Leadership in Fairtrade cocoa-growing communities in West Africa, Fairtrade Africa is now replicating the initiative for the very first time in Ethiopia’s flower sector. Moreover, it is running an additional programme focused on tackling barriers to women’s…

US: SAF leaders talk industry issues with influential Congressman

While in Washington, D.C., for the association’s 39th annual Congressional Action Days, SAF President Bill LaFever, PFCI, of the Bill Doran Company in Rockford, Illinois, joined SAF CEO Kate Penn at a small luncheon for Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on…

Garden center more »

UK: Garden centre run by Askham Grange prisoners

Tucked away in the North Yorkshire village of Askham Richard is The Grange garden centre. Run by Askham Grange prison, many of the women who work there are prisoners. The centre is said to play a key role in rehabilitation, helps inmates learn skills and earn qualifications which aim to help them avoid reoffending when their sentences come…

Floristery more »

United Selections becomes a Master Florist Partner

United Selections recently became a Master Florist partner by supporting the initiatives in the industry to better serve the needs of florists and flower consumers. As a premier rose breeder, including a strong portfolio in reds, they do have a long history of supporting florists worldwide and the company believes that florists play an…

Events more »

Kenya: Trainings to improve the post-harvest chain

Do you suffer losses during post-harvest handling? Do you want to ensure the best design for your new cold store? Are you considering switching from air to sea freight, or developing a completely new supply chain? Based on clear and detailed insights into your situation and wishes, a series of trainings will draw…

10th China Flower Expo launch underway

Chongming District last week marked the 800-day countdown to the 10th China Flower Expo, to be held from May 21 till July 2 in 2021, under the theme of “Blossom with a Chinese Dream.” “The goals of the expo include four key words: ecology, innovation, humanity and sharing,” said district chief Li Zheng at the…

US: (TX) World Floral Expo in Dallas is on

The 20th edition of the international cut flower trade show World Floral Expo took off yesterday. So far, the organization is pleased with the attendance. "The day ended with a surprising good number of attending floral buyers." Visitors from more than 6 US states entered the yearly held trade even t…

Company news more »

Greenyard Horticulture changes name to Agaris

Greenyard's former Horticulture division will be named Agaris. The Greenyard Horticulture division became a stand-alone organisation in the autumn of 2018. Agaris will continue to develop growing media. Together with the new family shareholder Straco, Agaris will focus on a strategy of growth. 'May you be grown' Agaris finds its…

reducing delivery times for customers in the US and Canada

Horti LED production line added to Signify factory in Camargo

Signify will significantly reduce delivery times for Philips GreenPower LED customers in North America as it adds a horti LED production line at its existing luminaire factory in Camargo, Mexico for the LEDs that so far were only manufactured in Sucha Beskidzka, Poland. The move helps the company to…

Powerplants Australia marks 25 years with green race

The factory at Powerplants Australia has been transformed into a race track ahead of celebrating their 25th Birthday Party this Saturday. Carl van Loon started the business in 1994 installing high quality European screens. 25 years later Powerplants has a team of 35 employees and has become a turnkey…

ScottsMiracle-Gro Sells 30% Ownership Stake in TruGreen

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has sold its approximate 30 percent stake in TruGreen to the majority owner in a transaction in which ScottsMiracle-Gro received approximately…

US (WA): Mayesh Wholesale Florist brings floral presence to Seattle

Mayesh Wholesale Florist will open a new wholesale floral distribution business in Seattle, Washington this coming fall. The Seattle branch will be the 18th wholesale location…

Today on social media more »

@WorfieldPlants

Worfield Plants ‏

#Top10Plants Spring Tip Calluna Collection 1L: These are providing bright foliage colours which last for a long period and are perfect for early impulse sales. pic.twitter.com/Ra9XSfOxrX — Worfield Plants (@WorfieldPlants) March 21, 2019

Logistics more »

UK: Despatch redevelopment improves efficiency in time for peak season

Hillier Nurseries has recently completed a major redevelopment of the Despatch facility at the company’s nursery site in Hampshire. A significant extension to the existing building, plus changes to the whole despatch process, have streamlined work and allowed for better quality control. These…

Brazil: LATAM Cargo to complete cooled terminal at Guarulhos Airport

LATAM Cargo is in the final stages of construction of a new cooled cargo terminal at São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport, which will be used to address international export demand. The 5370sqm facility will offer 33% more storage space for items such as salmon, mango, cherries, fish and flowers.…

Funny

What do you mean: frozen dinner?


© FloralDaily.com 2019

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber