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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Benary expands its Chinese activities

In a new joint venture with Ican Horticulture Co., Ltd, German company Ernst Benary GmbH, is expanding its Chinese activities. The name of the new company is Tangchao Horticulture and will build and operate China's first integrated floriculture industry center, including a production facility for young…

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Anastasios Kalantzis, Kalantzis Plants, on high demand, expansion and digital marketing

Greece: “Our plants are about the senses: vision, smell, touch and sometimes even taste”

With the cancellation of in-person events, Kalantzis Plants, a Greek growing company focused on breeding, young plants and finished products, has been able to improve their digital marketing. Anastasios Kalantzis, Production Manager, explains that the demand for their plants is so high they are currently…

Beam Sailern, AmeriSeed:

"Surge in demand for Marigolds for The Day of The Dead and Halloween"

Marigolds are one of the most easily recognizable symbols of “Dia de los Muertos” - “The Day of The Dead”, but are also fast becoming a symbol of Halloween, explains Beam Sailern of AmeriSeed. Over the last years, this breeder has noticed a worldwide surge in demand for Hybrid Marigold relating to flower…

Dutch grower starts renovation project with Huisman Scherming and Ridder

This year Dutch greenhouse grower LKP Plants in Moerkapelle decided to renovate, modernize and make the entire company more sustainable. The management consisting of the three brothers Wim, Hans & Marco Koolhaas have therefore decided to thoroughly renovate the three existing locations of approximately 7…

Candidus CEO Erico Mattos:

“Whether under HPS or LED, our goal is to provide energy savings”

“Candidus lighting controllers can be used to control HPS and LED systems alike, with an ROI of less than a year,” says Dr. Erico Mattos, co-founder and chief executive officer of lighting control company Candidus. Spending 2–3 years developing its dynamic controllers for horticultural lighting, Candidus…

Rosen Tantau focuses on the digital presentation of their cut roses

"Three new varieties that perfectly reflect the current trends, demands on the EU market"

As there is less direct contact to clients and no trade fairs, the focus is now on video calls, social media and of course e-commerce. Also for German Rose breeder Rosen Tantau it has become increasingly important and they therefore decided to focus on their digital presentation of their cut rose…

Dutch Kalanchoe flowers brought to Vietnamese consumers

On June 7, 2021, the first batch of KP Holland’s Dutch Kalanchoe unrooted cuttings arrived in Vietnam and immediately brought to Sapa mountainous farm for cultivation. This is to ensure of the freshness of the delicate KP Holland’s product and marks a good start for the cooperation among NVHBP’s members.…


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June 17 from 1-2:30 p.m ET

Learn more on building floral sales at retail during the online PMA event

Are floral consumers and the floral industry on the same page when it comes to building floral sales at retail? On June 17 from 1-2:30 p.m. ET, PMA is offering an online event: Drive Demand for Floral: Consumer Attitudes, Industry Insights.  The foundation for the June 17 online event is the PMA retail and…

Connexion France

France: Pansies for the plate is a growing market

Edible flowers are becoming more popular as both an attractive and tasty addition to recipes. Marius Auda is run by father, Gilbert Auda, and his two children, Bernard and Mireille. They started growing flowers in 2004 in response to a demand from local high-end restaurants that were already buying their…


IN: Gardening emerges as new hobby among youth amid lockdown

With many people staying at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, gardening has emerged as a new hobby for youth in Jammu and Kashmir. An entrepreneur-cum-floriculturist from Srinagar, Shahid Bhat told that floriculture and gardening are emerging trends in the Valley. "It is an emerging trend in Kashmir.…


"Very rare white variegated Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma"

New Zealand: Houseplant sells for NZD$27,100 in online bidding war

In New Zealand, a houseplant has been sold for NZD$27,100 (more than AU$25,100/ USD $19,297) on the action site TradeMe. According to the advertisement on the website, it is a very rare white variegated Rhaphidophora Tetrasperma, has 8 leaves with the 9th just about to uncurl and is well rooted in a 14cm…

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Malaysia: Farmers unable to get flowers to the market

With no lorries allowed to transport flowers out of the farms, the lockdown has severely affected the livelihood of farmers as they are forced to throw away their fresh produce. In Cameron Highlands, it is estimated that at least 40 tonnes of fresh flowers end up in the trash daily since the lockdown was…

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Selecta One publishes new marketing magazine ONE Magazine

Selecta's new ONE Magazine presents current marketing concepts, highlights and success stories, and shows trends and backgrounds. The new and improved Trixi varieties are also presented in it. The new medium is freely accessible to everyone at this link. What is it about the new concept of Verbena Mr.…

UK: Castle Donington firm secures contract with Bloom & Wild

Castle Donington-based warehouse management system firm, SnapFulfil, has secured a five year SaaS (Software as a Service) contract with online floristry leader, Bloom & Wild. The letterbox flowers business has moved to optimise its warehousing and distribution efficiencies – and chose cloud-based…

Inside Horticulture

UK: a new magazine to inform and inspire the garden industry in 2021

The Horticultural Trades Association is delighted to announce the launch of the first edition of Inside Horticulture, the magazine of the HTA, helping your business to grow.…

Westland municipal development on 'Flora area' around Royal FloraHolland's location in Naaldwijk

The Westland municipality has taken the next step in the spatial vision for the area around Royal FloraHolland's location in Naaldwijk. Yesterday, the college of mayor and aldermen sent the development perspective ‘Flora area’ to the town council.As the name implies, this is an exploration and not a…

Floritec presents new logo and image

During the flower trials in week 24, breeder Floritec presented a completely new look and a new slogan: Customized Breeding. Customized BreedingOne of the immediately…

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