Monday, June 17, 2019

Photo report FlowerTrials 2019

The 31 FlowerTrials locations where 62 breeding companies were showcasing their varieties, closed their doors last Friday, June 14. From all over the world, growers, traders and retailers visited the trials to see what's on display. And as the Greentech was held in the same week, that made the event for many visitors even more…

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GreenTech 2019: What did you miss?

Greenhouses, crop protection, screens, shading installations, crop enhancement products, automation solutions, climate control tools, installation companies, heating solutions, watering novelties and LEDs, LEDs and LEDs. That was GreenTech 2019 in short. Want a little bit more? We have almost 400…

US: The Challenges of North American Specialty Cut Flowers

Across the United States and Canada, demand for local specialty cut flowers is increasing, and production has correspondingly jumped. To accurately assess the needs of the industry, John Dole, Cristian Loyola, and Rebecca Dunning electronically surveyed 1098 cut flower producers and handlers regarding…

New Visser machines for AutoStix

Visser Horti Systems will continue to improve the open source character of AutoStix. The open source system for strips and machine is currently expanded with a variety of machines, allowing an increasing number of growers to work with AutoStix. Visser announces the introduction of two new machines next to the existing machine…

September 1-3, Cologne

Germany: spoga+gafa brings the garden industry together

From 1 to 3 September 2019, Cologne will be the place-to-be for anyone who wants to make things happen in the garden. spoga+gafa demonstrates its position as the largest garden fair in the world. Whether it’s the latest trends in plants, high-quality furniture for the garden or the latest barbecue…

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British Peonies blooming at Waitrose & Partners

With their large distinctive petals, the stunning British peony is the bloom that epitomises summertime and today Waitrose & Partners announces that the British peonies, from Spalding in Lincolnshire, are in branches now. British peonies have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with…

NL: Impression of WPS Automation Inspiration Tour

To give interested parties a better idea of WPS' automation solutions in real life, they organised their very first WPS Automation Inspiration Tour on the last day of the Greentech, Thursday 13 June. This tour was a great success! With two vans, they visited three customers in two tours who explained the…

US (FL): TPIE is moving to Tampa in 2021 and 2022

After the Tropical Plant International Expo in Fort Lauderdale on January 22-24, 2020, TPIE will be moving from the east side to the west side of the Sunshine State. TPIE’s backdrop for 2021 and 2022 will be the vibrant redeveloped waterfront and urban cool offerings of Tampa Bay, Florida as the show…

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UK: Fund opens to reduce waste from plastic packaging and textiles

The UK government is inviting organisations to apply for funding under a multi-million pound grant scheme to help boost the recycling of plastic packaging and textiles. Organisations in England can apply for government funding for innovative solutions to drive up the recycling of hard-to-recycle plastic…

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Iberflora Labs: The new space of innovation and research for Iberflora

Iberflora launches the editing of 2019 a new space for creation and research: Iberflora Labs. This space is all a commitment to innovation and the growth of the event and that this edition will be starring enterprises Bio, sharing great synergies with the green sector. The growing demand for BIO products…

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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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Tabledance back on top in fourth Lily League

Visitors of the Dutch Lily Days and other lily enthusiasts chose ‘Tabledance’ to be the most popular lily variety of the world. After the first official vote cast by world champion short-track speed skater Lara van Ruijven, many voters followed her lead by sending in their preferred lilies in the Lily…

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British Flowers week celebrated at New Covent Garden Market

Last week was (10-16 June) and some lovely photos were taken at New Covent Garden Market, founder of the week and London’s premier flower wholesaler. The shots feature some of the traders who are supplying flowers to florists across the UK, taking part in the week-long celebration, as well as London’s…

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The importance of a good dipcontainer

From now on, the new pipe rail dipcontainer / sanitizer from Berkvens is available at Steenks Service. Why you need a dipcontainer A dipcontainer is very important if you want to work as hygienic as possible in the horticulture industry. The dipcontainer is filled with a disinfectant so an employee can…

New Visser machines for AutoStix

Visser Horti Systems will continue to improve the open source character of AutoStix. The open source system for strips and machine is currently expanded with a variety of machines, allowing an increasing number of growers to work with AutoStix. Visser announces the introduction of two new machines next to the existing machine…

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British Flowers Week: Is the 'Grown not Flown' trend catching on?

Last week was a celebration of all things British Flowers, from cut flowers, plants and foliage to the growers and the independent florists working with them. #BritishFlowersWeek is now in its 7th year, after being established by the New Convent Garden Market to promote the industry. Last year, the…

British Peonies blooming at Waitrose & Partners

With their large distinctive petals, the stunning British peony is the bloom that epitomises summertime and today Waitrose & Partners announces that the British peonies, from Spalding in Lincolnshire, are in branches now. British peonies have enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with…

US: The Challenges of North American Specialty Cut Flowers

Across the United States and Canada, demand for local specialty cut flowers is increasing, and production has correspondingly jumped. To accurately assess the needs of the industry, John Dole, Cristian Loyola, and Rebecca Dunning electronically surveyed 1098 cut flower producers and handlers regarding…

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PoS design in line with the Christmasworld ‘essential ceremonies’ style at German garden center

A spring-and-summer interpretation of the Christmasworld trend ‘essential ceremonies’ took root at the Müller Blumen und Garten garden centre in Schallstadt near Freiburg im Breisgau on 2 May 2019. Visual merchandising experts Stefanie Thierfelder and Julia Nawra were once again back at work, at the…

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US: FFA members have a future in floriculture

In July 2018, FFA members had their first opportunity to attend the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) National Symposium in Washington, D.C. The symposium is one of the largest events in the floral industry and is widely considered the most important floral design education event in the…

Events more »

Photo report FlowerTrials 2019

The 31 FlowerTrials locations where 62 breeding companies were showcasing their varieties, closed their doors last Friday, June 14. From all over the world, growers, traders and retailers visited the trials to see what's on display. And as the Greentech was held in the same week, that made the event for many visitors even more…

photo report

GreenTech 2019: What did you miss?

Greenhouses, crop protection, screens, shading installations, crop enhancement products, automation solutions, climate control tools, installation companies, heating solutions, watering novelties and LEDs, LEDs and LEDs. That was GreenTech 2019 in short. Want a little bit more? We have almost 400…

September 1-3, Cologne

Germany: spoga+gafa brings the garden industry together

From 1 to 3 September 2019, Cologne will be the place-to-be for anyone who wants to make things happen in the garden. spoga+gafa demonstrates its position as the largest garden fair in the world. Whether it’s the latest trends in plants, high-quality furniture for the garden or the latest barbecue…

US (FL): TPIE is moving to Tampa in 2021 and 2022

After the Tropical Plant International Expo in Fort Lauderdale on January 22-24, 2020, TPIE will be moving from the east side to the west side of the Sunshine State. TPIE’s backdrop for 2021 and 2022 will be the vibrant redeveloped waterfront and urban cool offerings of Tampa Bay, Florida as the show…

July 24-27, Santa Barbara

CalFlowers Fun 'N Sun Convention features flower farm tours

In keeping with its motto, “More Americans, enjoying more flowers, more often,” CalFlowers (the California Association of Flower Growers and Shippers), will host its biennial Fun ‘N Sun convention July 24- 27 in Santa Barbara, California. Attendees include members in the floral value chain: California…

NL: Second edition Garden Trials and Trade welcomes international visitors

The second edition of Garden Trials and Trade was well received, the organization announces. "Exhibitors were very satisfied with the quality of the visitors. On Tuesday and Thursday, the number of visitors fell short of the totals from the previous year. The range of products exhibited in the stands,…

NL: Impression of WPS Automation Inspiration Tour

To give interested parties a better idea of WPS' automation solutions in real life, they organised their very first WPS Automation Inspiration Tour on the last day of the Greentech, Thursday 13 June. This tour was a great success! With two vans, they visited three customers in two tours who explained the…

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Frank Hoogendoorn sends a message from Mexico

Frank Hoogendoorn, agricultural assistant in Mexico, is the go-to person for the horticulture sector and works on the veterinarian and phytosanitary issues in that country. In a video on Agroberichten Buitenland, he highlights the possibilities of Dutch agricultural techniques in the Mexican agriculture…

Construction for Koen Pack’s new showroom in full swing

The team of Koen Pack designers develops their many collections all year round. From covers, pegs, and hardware for all seasons, holidays and year-round collections, to customer specific designs. “We develop so many new products that we can rearrange our showroom every year, and we are very proud of this…

Netherlands: New Opti-flor location festively opened

Opti-flor officially opened its seventh cultivation location in a festive manner. The opening was done, with personnel and other invitees present, by the mayor of the Westland, Bouke Arends. With the 2.5 hectare extension, Opti-flor now has 17 hectares in total of horticulture land for growing the…

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Natasha Solano, Kuehne + Nagel:

“Cooperation crucial to keep cold supply chain closed”

Kuehne + Nagel originally started with seaborne cargo in 1890 from the German ports of Bremen and Hamburg, and after 1950 they quickly internationalised in all forms of modality. They also offer their services in air freight, for example. The company is one of the larger players in the transport of fresh…

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Annual cheese rolling competition


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