Wednesday, May 5, 2021

NL: Celebratory start of greenhouse construction HilverdaFlorist

HilverdaFlorist continues with the next phase of the construction of the greenhouse project at their main location at the Dwarsweg in De Kwakel, the Netherlands. On Thursday 29th of April, construction started with the celebratory piling of the first pole. On behalf of the Managing Board and the…

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Ellen Kraaijenbrink celebrates 20th anniversary at Vitro Plus

Growing along with the ferns

A big part of all commercially sold ferns globally originate from Vitro Plus in Burgh-Haamstede, the Netherlands. The answer to the question 'how did they manage that?' is of course not straightforward, but if there is someone who can give us a slight insight, it is Ellen Kraaijenbrink. At the company, Ellen is not only…

"Demand for glass is huge"

An export manager who never travels. It sounds strange, but with the corona pandemic in mind, that is - unfortunately - a normal situation. Philippe Gers started a year ago as an export manager at Van Looveren, so he knows all about it. Fortunately, he was able to visit a number of customers by car in the summer, but countries…

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Special measures for export of cut roses to Ukraine

Based on the result of a special investigation on the import of cut roses, a special commission of the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture (MEDT) has taken the decision to impose a special duty for imported cut roses HS code 0603 11 00. The commission concludes that "probable…

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"Plant tags provide invaluable information for seasoned and novice growers"

New gardeners certainly got their hands dirty during the pandemic, yet many found the hobby rather intimidating based on the unexpected level of education necessary for successful cultivation. The savior for many novice gardeners wasn’t the internet, however, but the trusted plant tags. Todd Davis,…

Flormart explains

Italian horticulture one year after the beginning of the pandemic

The horticultural sector trend differs greatly from the economy in general and diversifies internally between floriculture and ornamental nurseries. As for the economy in general, 2020 will close with a fall in GDP of around 13%. This crisis, together with that of 2008, brought GDP per capita below the…

NVWA

Tomato bronze in chrysanthemum is also a danger to tomato and pepper cultivation

Inspectors from the NVWA occasionally find the tomato bronze spot virus (TSWV) in chrysanthemum. People share photos of what that looks like on Twitter. Contamination means a nuisance for the grower, because the crop is severely damaged. It is important for growers to keep thrips down as a vector of the…

June 7-9 in Miami:

US (FL): WF&FSA 2021 Floral Distribution Conference takes place this Spring

From June 7-9, the WF&FSA 2021 Floral Distribution Conference (FDC), will be held in Miami, Florida. Every year, hundreds of wholesale florists and floral suppliers gather at…

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Pandemic assistance programs for greenhouses and nurseries

Nearly all sectors of agriculture have been impacted by market disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 24 of this year, the United States Department of Agriculture…

'UK seasonal agricultural workers being recruited from dictatorial regimes'

At this point in time, a minimum of 30,000 foreign workers is being sought from countries including Belarus and Russia to come quarantine-free to the UK. In effect, this means…

University's Charles Hutson greenhouse earns Proven Winners certification

Southeast Missouri State University’s Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse recently became the first retailer in Cape Girardeau to be certified by Proven Winners, a brand composed of leading plant propagators around the world. The certification makes Southeast one of only two retailers in the southeast…

UK: New study reveals florist salaries have increased by 54% in 2021

A new study by Paymentsense has found that florists are among the highest salary increase for jobs. Paymentsense also analysed job boards across the U.K. and search trends to pinpoint exactly where these increases were happening and what industries are hiring the most for remote work.  Over the past year,…

Kenyan horticulture exports climb to USD1.37 billion in 2020

An administration official has stated that the Kenyan horticulture exports income climbed to 148 billion shillings (USD1.37 billion) last year, a rise from USD1.27 billion…


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