Thursday, April 18, 2019

Ukrainians flock to Kiev to see flowers

When you live in a country where you get six months of snow before nature starts blooming again, you're glad to see flowers again. Perhaps that's the reason why Ukrainians are visiting the Flower Expo in Kiev in such great numbers. In any case, the love of flowers among the Slavic people have once again…

Jim Bajema, Smith Gardens:

"When I walk into that production facility now operations are much calmer than they used to be"

Today’s North American Growers are faced with some very difficult challenges as they work to survive and thrive. The current market environment they are faced with often requires them to produce a large range of products in all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, it is difficult to maximize efficiency when…

Hishtil, Cohen, Jaldety, Nir, Greenfuse, PAC, Westhoff:

CAST: What you've missed at Greenfuse Botanicals and Suncrest

Many varieties were on display at the California Spring Trials 2019. So, even if you visited the event, you could have missed some. For this reason, FloralDaily.com presents several highlights that were on display at the participating companies in a series of articles. We visited all locations and…

"Excellent February in the first quarter of 2019 for Veiling Rhein-Maas"

Veiling Rhein-Maas looks back on a satisfactory first quarter 2019 at the previous year's level. Looking at the turnover of the auction clock, the strongest February since the foundation of the company in 2010 was recorded. The first quarter was particularly good for potted plants with a 12% increase in…

"Kenya’s flower growers to share Brexit pain"

On a visit to Kenya in August 2018, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the country would retain duty-free access to UK markets even after Brexit. That assurance hasn’t been enough to allay fears of the impact of Brexit on Kenya’s flower exporters. According to the Kenya Flower Council, the country…

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Dutch PM baptizes tulip in honor of Canadian veteran

Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, baptized Tulipa ‘Don White’ at the Keukenhof on Wednesday, April 17. The tulip was named after a Canadian WWII veteran, Don White. With the name, Rutte is making the connection with the liberation of the Netherlands, which started 75 years ago. White and other heroes…

Vietnam and the Netherlands committed to bring Vietnamese horticulture to a higher level

On Wednesday 10 April during the trade mission led by Prime Minister Rutte, Minister van Nieuwenhuizen and Vice-Minister Sonnema to Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Nhu Cuong – Acting General Director of Crop Production Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Mr. Henk van Eijk - Chairman…

Flowers for the Pope depart from Keukenhof

After months of preparations, the transportation of the floral consignment left from Keukenhof, 'Flowers for St. Peter's Square in Rome'. The Right Reverend Van den Hende, Bishop of Rotterdam, came to Keukenhof to bless the flowers before departure. Visitors from many nationalities were there to wave the…

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UK: Mail order nursery switches to environmentally-friendly packaging

Ahead of the new growing season, mail order nurseries are gearing up for spring with environmental and climate protection being more and more important for the end user. One of Macpac’s horticulture customers has chosen an option for in-transit plant protection combined with an environmental solution.…

Organic more »

US: Efficacy of biochemical biopesticides that may be used in organic farming

This article summarizes publicly available data on efficacy of commercially available, EPA-registered biochemical biopesticides for plant disease control. For a more detailed introduction see the related eOrganic article Biopesticides for Plant Disease Management in Organic Farming . At the time of…

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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 »

Hishtil, Cohen, Jaldety, Nir, Greenfuse, PAC, Westhoff:

CAST: What you've missed at Greenfuse Botanicals and Suncrest

Many varieties were on display at the California Spring Trials 2019. So, even if you visited the event, you could have missed some. For this reason, FloralDaily.com presents several highlights that were on display at the participating companies in a series of articles. We visited all locations and…

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Gerbera: in the April Flower Agenda

The cheerful colours and fresh look make the gerbera a fabulous flower for April. Whether an arrangement requires soft pastels or bright primary colours, gerberas can provide it. With excellent quality, because the constant development of this popular cut flower has removed the need for wires. Gerberas…

Texas A&M AgriLife Research donates hibiscus plants to help beautify Vernon

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon, through a joint effort with Vernon’s Chamber of Commerce and the Tourism and Main Street Program, recently donated approximately 500 hibiscus plants to local organizations and businesses. Members of the Lion’s Club in Vernon help with…

May 21-23, London

‘Geraniums in Coral’ living art installation at Zetter Townhouse

Coral coloured Geraniums will transform the iconic entrance of The Zetter Townhouse hotel in Clerkenwell this May as part of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW). The fantasy ‘underwater’ vignette is inspired by ‘Living Coral’ - Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 and will celebrate the longstanding urban…

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Jim Bajema, Smith Gardens:

"When I walk into that production facility now operations are much calmer than they used to be"

Today’s North American Growers are faced with some very difficult challenges as they work to survive and thrive. The current market environment they are faced with often requires them to produce a large range of products in all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, it is difficult to maximize efficiency when…

Market information more »

US: National Green Industry Survey begins data collection

The Green Industry Research Consortium, with funding support from the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), is launching the National Green Industry Survey this month. This…

Vietnam and the Netherlands committed to bring Vietnamese horticulture to a higher level

On Wednesday 10 April during the trade mission led by Prime Minister Rutte, Minister van Nieuwenhuizen and Vice-Minister Sonnema to Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Nhu Cuong – Acting General Director of Crop Production Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Mr. Henk van Eijk - Chairman…

"Kenya’s flower growers to share Brexit pain"

On a visit to Kenya in August 2018, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the country would retain duty-free access to UK markets even after Brexit. That assurance hasn’t been enough to allay fears of the impact of Brexit on Kenya’s flower exporters. According to the Kenya Flower Council, the country…

"Excellent February in the first quarter of 2019 for Veiling Rhein-Maas"

Veiling Rhein-Maas looks back on a satisfactory first quarter 2019 at the previous year's level. Looking at the turnover of the auction clock, the strongest February since the foundation of the company in 2010 was recorded. The first quarter was particularly good for potted plants with a 12% increase in…

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…

Floristery more »

US: 1-800-Flowers introduces 2019 Local Artisan Collection

This week, 1-800-Flowers.com introduced its 2019 Local Artisan Collection, featuring an exclusive assortment of arrangements designed and inspired by talented local florists throughout the U.S. The collection, which includes 16 original bouquets, arrives just in time for Mother’s Day gift-giving. Each…

Flowers for the Pope depart from Keukenhof

After months of preparations, the transportation of the floral consignment left from Keukenhof, 'Flowers for St. Peter's Square in Rome'. The Right Reverend Van den Hende, Bishop of Rotterdam, came to Keukenhof to bless the flowers before departure. Visitors from many nationalities were there to wave the…

Events more »

Ukrainians flock to Kiev to see flowers

When you live in a country where you get six months of snow before nature starts blooming again, you're glad to see flowers again. Perhaps that's the reason why Ukrainians are visiting the Flower Expo in Kiev in such great numbers. In any case, the love of flowers among the Slavic people have once again…

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Spanish retailers follow the trend

Lidl trials its first shop to have an urban garden

A few weeks ago people were talking about the plans of El Corte Ingles to install a vertical garden in their store in Valladolid, now their focus is on Lidl, which has put into operation its first store in the world with an urban garden. The discount company has opened this pioneer establishment in the…

AgSafe bullying and harassment video helps address serious workplace safety issue

Bullying and harassment pose a potential safety risk to the physical, mental and emotional health of agricultural workers. To help employers and workers address this issue AgSafeBC has produced an informational video titled, “What is Bullying and Harassment” . The short video, available in English and…

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Logistics more »

Online seafreight service solution offers 'guaranteed lead time in container shipping'

With the newly launched full container shipment solution KN Pledge, Kuehne + Nagel is the first logistics service provider to offer an online solution for Full Container Load (FCL) shipments with guaranteed lead time, 100% money back guarantee, extended cargo liability, instant pricing, and carbon…

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