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Photo report Cultivate'19

Here it is, the photo report of the Cultivate'19 This four-day event concluded last Tuesday and brought together a nicely balanced mix of greenhouse technology, supplies, seeds, ornamental starting material and finished plants. Although some exhibitors had the feeling the 2019 Cultivate show was slightly slower than it was last…

Breeders comment:

Respecting IP rights, still an issue in China

Illegal propagation is still a major issue for breeders and distributors in China. Even though, China officially ratified the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (“UPOV Convention”) in April 1999, growers who share or exchange propagation materials in violation of the…

Downey Mildew resistant Impatiens get awards

How the Impatiens recovered

A new, Downey Mildew resistant Impatiens variety must ensure a recovery of the collapsed Impatiens market. PanAmerican Seed recently introduced the Impatiens Beacon™, and they not only get a lot of interest from growers. On top of that, during Cultivate the product won the Greenhouse Grower’s Medal of Excellence Industry’s…

Expansion into extra area and crops is also a possibility

Looking for: Partner for a 20 ha hypericum farm near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

A 20 ha hypericum farm with 17 ha of production area is looking for a partner, in full or in part. The farm is located at 30 km from Addis Ababa airport 2,100m above sea level. The facility is fully covered with hail protective nets and features drip irrigation. The facility runs on a Hortimax computer…

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Kenya: 110 kWp solar system to power United Selections farm

At the Nakuru farm of United Selections, the installation of a solar system has started. The planned photovoltaic system with a total capacity of 110 kWp will power the 4 ha farm. As a result, not only the electricity costs but also the company's CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 113 tonnes of CO2 per…

Grow&Go keeps plants watered for a longer time

Who will water your plants when you are gone for the weekend?

The demand for ease in the garden is becoming increasingly important among consumers and therefore, more and more pot and containers manufacturers are tapping into this development. Also Desch Plantpak. After the introduction of their Nora Grow&Go - a container with a water reservoir - they have seen…

What does Koen Pack do about sustainable and circular?

Koen Pack notices their customers consider a "switch" to sustainable packaging. The company has been going through this transition for much longer. In this article, they explain more about their vision on sustainability. Koen Pack works according to the standard that we have agreed with each other from…

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Modiform says no to black plant pots

"Grey is the new black"

As of 1st January 2020, Modiform will refuse orders for black thermoformed plant pots in the UK. Modiform takes the bold step to offer a recyclable alternative to black pots at the same price. Grey…

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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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Downey Mildew resistant Impatiens get awards

How the Impatiens recovered

A new, Downey Mildew resistant Impatiens variety must ensure a recovery of the collapsed Impatiens market. PanAmerican Seed recently introduced the Impatiens Beacon™, and they not only get a lot of interest from growers. On top of that, during Cultivate the product won the Greenhouse Grower’s Medal of Excellence Industry’s…

DS Cole Growers releases 2019-2020 Young Plant Catalog

DS Cole Growers now have their new 2019-2020 Young Plant Catalog on their website. Customers can easily view it by going to www.dscolegrowers.com . "This year we are offering more houseplant options as well as first year flowering perennials, an expanded succulent line and many new varieties from top…

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US: SAF’s new strategic plan emphasizes education, connections

The Society of American Florists will unveil its new strategic plan this September during SAF Amelia Island 2019 , the association’s annual convention. The plan, the result of…

US: Floral pros share Petal It Forward tips

Think the Society of American Florists’ Petal It Forward is “only” about retailers? The big-hearted outreach also provides a chance for those floral professionals who are typically behind the scenes, including growers, suppliers and wholesalers, to experience what retail florists witness every day — the…

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Novelties launched during Cultivate'19

We'll keep you waiting 24 hours more for the complete photo report - but we continue to publish about novelties that have been launched during this year's Cultivate. The Plant Products booth had a lot of activity and “bounce” as they launched PurKote CRF at Cultivate ’19 this past weekend in Columbus,…

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Syngenta launches free mobile app for greenhouse and nursery growers

The new Syngenta Ornamentals App gives greenhouse and nursery growers a convenient way to quickly access essential product and application information. Free for Apple and Android devices, the app was developed to put a variety of helpful resources at the fingertips of ornamental growers. The Syngenta…

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The challenges of managing pests and diseases in retail settings

Greenhouse growers work tirelessly each year to produce high-quality plants for spring sales. Of all of the different factors involved in growing bedding plants, pest and disease management is one of the most important. Though monitoring for pests and diseases and taking corrective action ends at…

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US (SC): Clemson and American Floral Endowment encourage floriculture education

Agriscience teachers from all over the United States met at Clemson University to STEM it UP! for floriculture education at a professional development conference focused on teaching them everything they need to know to get their floriculture curriculum in full bloom. Catherine DiBenedetto, Clemson…

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US (AB): Second edition of New Blooms welcomes 75 garden centers, growers

New Blooms for Canadian Nurseries and Retailers hosted their second annual event on Thursday, July 18th at Deb’s Greenhouse in Morinville, AB. New Blooms Hosts, left to right: Greenhouse specialist and consultant Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza, Chris Berg (BlueSkye Creative), Diane Blazek (All-America Selections),…

Urban forests to regenerate cities

Urban forests and green infrastructures in cities can play a very important role in improving quality of life. In fact, it has long been known that they offer a number of valuable benefits to the population as they provide vital services such as absorbing CO2, filtering particulate and atmospheric…

October 2-4, Bogotá

USA flower associations to exhibit at Proflora

This year for the first time, USA flower associations will be exhibiting at Proflora 2019: CalFlowers: California Association of Flower Growers & Shippers PMA: Produce…

Exchange between growers, suppliers and Landgard on current horticultural topics

Premiere for Landgard "Horticulture and Technology Innovation Day"

Landgard Gartenbaubedarf organised the first "Horticulture and Technology Innovation Day" in Lüllingen on 11 July. The horticultural supplies store has thus presented itself as an innovative service partner for its member companies. The thematic focus lay on the areas of "ecological plant…

August 13, Salinas

US (CA): American Takii plans Sunflower Open House

American Takii is holding a Sunflower Open House at their facility in Salinas, California, USA on August 13, 2019. Visitors will be able to see many of Takii’s Helianthus varieties along with several competitor varieties as comparisons. Plants are in an open field under coastal California weather…

Photo report Cultivate'19

Here it is, the photo report of the Cultivate'19 This four-day event concluded last Tuesday and brought together a nicely balanced mix of greenhouse technology, supplies, seeds, ornamental starting material and finished plants. Although some exhibitors had the feeling the 2019 Cultivate show was slightly slower than it was last…

August 7, West Michigan

US (MI): Learn about the diversity of nursery crop production

Michigan State University Extension will be hosting a Summer Nursery Production Tour on Aug. 7, 2019. Participants will tour three local west Michigan nurseries using field-grown and container-grown production systems. The tour will start at KP Tree and Nursery in southern Ottawa County (Zeeland) and…

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Oserian alert/warning to the general public

Oserian Development Company Limited wishes to inform the general public, traders and suppliers that it has become aware of instances whereby persons with no known affiliation…

Bayer relocates North American Crop Science Division to Missouri

During a press conference, Governor Mike Parson of Missouri announced that Bayer’s North American Crop Science Division is relocating 500 new, high-paying jobs to Creve Coeur, Missouri, with an average wage of $110,000 and a capital investment of $164 million. The announcement comes after Governor…

Job Roskam:

"In Australia, they are cultivating in the Dutch way more and more”

Although he is saying goodbye to Royal Brinkman Australia, his heart remains in this country filled with horticultural possibilities. Back in 2000, Job Roskam moved to the Land Down Under and since then has seen the greenhouse horticultural industry develop at a rapid pace. “Especially the vegetable…

Letter of intent signed for construction Chinese Horti Center

On the 18th of July 2019, an agreement was signed between a Chinese company and several Dutch horticultural suppliers for the construction of the Dezhou Horti Center in China. Several governmental officials, as well as the board of HortiTech were present during the signing ceremony. HortiTech is the…

Aris Horticulture appoints new Director of Sales and Marketing

Aris Horticulture has hired Pat Canfora as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Pat will be in charge of implementing and managing the sales and marketing activities across Green Leaf Plants and Keepsake Plants divisions, including identifying new market opportunities. Prior to joining Aris, Pat has held…

What does Koen Pack do about sustainable and circular?

Koen Pack notices their customers consider a "switch" to sustainable packaging. The company has been going through this transition for much longer. In this article, they explain more about their vision on sustainability. Koen Pack works according to the standard that we have agreed with each other from…

Kenya: 110 kWp solar system to power United Selections farm

At the Nakuru farm of United Selections, the installation of a solar system has started. The planned photovoltaic system with a total capacity of 110 kWp will power the 4 ha farm. As a result, not only the electricity costs but also the company's CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 113 tonnes of CO2 per…

Next newsletter on Monday August 5:

FloralDaily Holiday!

As our long-time readers know, this time of the year means it's time for our summer holiday. For the next two weeks, we will not publish any news and will not send out any newsletters. In the next…

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Vicky & Richard Fox

Pictures from #RHSTatton this morning ..hope you can make it? Find #plantagogo in Floral marquee FM27 @The_RHS #gardening #plants #heuchera #heucherella and #tiarella pic.twitter.com/mF7DwupUMa — Vicky & Richard Fox (@plantagogo) July 19, 2019

Logistics more »

Long-term descent in Colombian airfreight exports to U.S.

Freight forwarder FedEx has launched a new airfreight service between Miami and the Colombian airports of Bogata and Medellin, Transport Intelligence reports. That’s a sign of growth in specific airfreight lines despite a wider-spread slowdown in traffic. Panjiva analysis of IATA shows that global…

A look back on Peak Days 2019

The recent period was an especially busy time. Royal FloraHolland made several improvements aimed at making this period run as smoothly as possible. Royal FloraHolland implemented various improvements in the run-up to the 2019 Peak Days. 15,500 extra auction trolleys were purchased and 25,000 extra CC containers were rented. On…

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Perils of biking!


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