Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Dutch grower Wouter van der Harg, Leo van der Harg, presents Adele

New Kordana mutant opens perspectives for 2021

"Despite the current prices and demand, due to the second wave, not being optimal, we will end the year on a positive note," Wouter van der Harg said during a visit to the 3.5 ha potrose nursery Leo van der Harg in Vierpolders, the Netherlands. The cultivation is fully focused on the Kordana pot roses of…

Martijn van Geel, Van Geel Orchideeën: MPS

NL: "MPS-ProductProof proves that we use almost no agents"

Some companies go a step further in offering transparency to the market and society. Van Geel Orchideeën in Erica and Montis Zuidplas in Moerkapelle, the Netherlands, are both…

Scabious as a cut flower for the UK market

Scabious are well established as a garden plant, but apart from the outdoor production of traditional perennial varieties they have not been grown as a commercial cut flower in the UK. Trials undertaken at the Cut Flower Centre (CFC) from 2015 through to 2019 have assessed the potential of two new series…


Preventing issues in your spring crops: sanitation, dips and bio tips

With the holiday season almost upon us, it’s time to turn our attention to Spring bedding crops. Although here for a brief window, the diversity of these crops means you’re bound to encounter some sort of disease and insect problems. One way you can head off issues is to plan and prepare now. This post…

Jiffy doubles its growbags range

Jiffy has doubled its range of growbags. "Now it’s easier than ever for plant propagators and growers to meet their crops’ needs and boost yields," the company states in a press release.  New Jiffy Essence Growbags: "the perfect budget choice"Jiffy Essence is our new standard range of growbags. Filled with Jiffy’s peat-free substrate,…

Michael Weinmeyer appointed the new Sales Director USA for iBuyFlowers

Michael Weinmeyer has been appointed the new Sales Director USA for iBuyFlowers. His addition to the team stresses the ambitions of the online fresh flower marketplace. Weinmeyer is eager to meet iBuyFlowers' ambition to realize a 70 to 100 percent growth in both sales and customers over the next few…


CO2 GRO announces accelerated flowering results in ornamental orchid species receiving supplemental CO2

CO2 GRO Inc has announced accelerated flowering results in ornamental orchid species receiving supplemental CO2 via its CO2 Delivery Solutions compared to a control grown under standard atmospheric conditions.  The orchid growth trial began in April 2020 at St. Cloud State University's greenhouse facilities…

Sabine Seeling joins Heuger as Product Consultant for North America

Sabine Seeling has joined Heuger taking the position as Product Consultant for North America. "With the addition of Sabine, we will be able to provide stronger personalized service and information to our North American customers." In her new role, Sabine will focus on customer support and work with…

January 6-8, 2021

US (MD): The Business Hub features more than 530 exhibiting companies

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show's new online Business Hub now features more than 530 exhibiting companies who are ready to connect and do business at MANTS 2021,…

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What are the differences between dried flowers and preserved flowers?

Dried and preserved flowers. We see and hear them more and more nowadays, but what is the difference? In this article Verdissimo explains it.  Dried flowersThere are different techniques to preserve fresh flowers. Probably the best known method is to leave them to dry by dehydrating naturally, placing them face…

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"The first-ever miniature Knock Out Rose"

Meet Petite

The Petite Knock Out Rose is the first-ever miniature Knock Out Rose. This brand new addition has all the same great qualities as the other Knock Out Roses, just in a petite size. "It's easy to grow and excellent for planting in containers, in a grouping, as a focal point, or as a border. Its versatility, bold red color, and…

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Ian Potter, Vineland Research

"Being successful at innovation requires good and candid advice"

COVID-19 continues to dominate much of Canada's thinking and planning. Vineland has weathered the pandemic well, Mr. Ian Potter, President & CEO, writes in the new innovation report. "We are continuing to adapt to this ever-changing normal — a testament to our employees and their dedication to Vineland…

Chrysanthemum season: rare varieties grown in Sochi

Chrysanthemum season has begun in Sochi. The growers have shared that the flower is rather a demanding one and even southern climate is not enough for it. Yet the plant breeders managed to come up with new varieties. “We have implemented the new varieties this year, we are monitoring them. They have good…

Turkey has exported 90 million USD worth of flowers and plants due to the decreased competition from Italy and Spain because of coronavirus

Turkish floriculture industry has benefitted from the interruption in the production in Spain and Italy which pushed the demand to Turkish growers. The Turkish floriculture sector, which did not interrupt flower production, has earned an export revenue of 90 million USD. The sector, which closed 2019…

Turkish cut flower growers expect government support with regards to increasing transport costs and transit times during Covid19 outbreak

The floriculture industry leaders in Turkey got together via an online meeting and discussed current issues the industry is facing due to the coronavirus and asked for more government support to keep the growers afloat during these difficult times. Stating that the sector needs state support, Antalya…

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Premier Tech

Tips for efficient energy conservation in a greenhouse

As the fall approaches, the days get shorter and shorter. This is the time of the year where our free energy source, sunlight, becomes limited. Sunlight is essential to maintain the global temperature in the ranges appropriate for plant growth. In winter, plant production is challenging because…

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A year-long schedule of online events

Pleasant View Garden's introduces virtual market series

Building on the excitement and success of its Virtual Open House Week this past August, Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) is expanding its offering by creating a year-long series of virtual events, sure to please growers, brokers, retailers, and gardeners alike.   “The response to the content we provided during our Virtual…

Packaging more »

AU: Matthew Mills announced as 2020 sustainability champion at the APCO awards

Matthew Mills, Marketing Manager of long-time industry supporter Garden City Plastics has won the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s (APCO) 2020 Sustainability Champion Award. The award recognises individual commitment for a range of criteria, including dedication to embedding sustainability…

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`Lauras Stern´: First Poinsettia baptism at Veiling Rhein-Maas

At Veiling Rhein-Maas, the Poinsettia `Lauras Stern´ was christened on 25 November 2020 in the auction room in Straelen-Herongen, coinciding with the official start of sales. A marketing concept for this special Poinsettia was previously developed together with the regional German partners Gartenbau…

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Jan-Peter Krupczynski, HSM LLC + Co.:

"Secondary raw material from our balers is integrated into the recycling cycle"

Waste disposal is an important aspect of retail - even if it takes place almost exclusively behind the scenes. The entire chain benefits from optimized waste disposal: "In principle, all links in the supply chain for fruit and vegetables are our main customers. Starting with the producers and…

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Netherlands: Luiten Greenhouses solves temperature problem at garden center Ranzijn Spijk

In a garden centre, it is nice if there is always a constant temperature, both for the plants, customers and staff. Difficult when this is not the case and you are chattering your teeth in winter and got sweat on your forehead in summer. Ranzijn Spijk had this problem and Luiten Greenhouses helped them…

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ABC15 Arizona

US (AZ): Local flower shop shares story of surviving the pandemic on Small Business Saturday

"Very proud to have this shop, very proud every day," said Lori Williams, owner of Flowers by Renee at the corner of Alma School and Queen Creek roads in Chandler in the broadcast video of ABC15 Arizona.  

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Kemin Crop Technologies hires Michael Hull as Technical Services Manager

Kemin Industries has hired Michael Hull, formerly of Mycorrhizal Applications, as Technical Services Manager for Kemin Crop Technologies, the business unit focused on providing crop protection and crop health solutions for commercial specialty crops. Effective immediately, Hull will take on his new role within…

US: Bower & Branch has launched a new series of retail collaborations this holiday season

Bower & Branch, the direct-to-consumer ecommerce retailer and outdoor living brand, has launched a new series of retail collaborations this holiday season, providing consumers with safe solutions to shop online for gift-sized plants and farm-fresh décor. The festive collection features more than twenty living,…


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