Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Schneider youngplants to work with Green Products

10 million young plants with the GreenPlug

As of next year, Schneider youngplants will switch completely to GreenPlug paper pots from Green Products. They did not take any chances, because the plug plays an essential role in the propagation of young plants and must meet a lot of requirements. In addition, the plug optimally combines with a new…

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Bluelab wins another Innovation Award

"Accessible solutions to help growers with better insight into substrate or water"

“Excellence in Innovation”. That’s what Bluelab was awarded last week at the New Zealand International Business Awards 2019. It’s the second innovation award the team won this year: earlier they won the Excellence in Innovation award at the Bay of Plenty Export New Zealand Awards. “A rapid, serial…

They separate from Dutch Flower Group

Rosalink continues independently

Erik Bruine de Bruin, General Director of Rosalink, currently co-shareholder, buys back the majority of the shares of Dutch Flower Group (DFG). As a result, the company separates from Dutch Flower…

Dave Captein elected as President of Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance

The Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance announced that Dave Captein was elected as President for a two year term. Dave has served as a Director on the COHA-ACHO Board since 2014 and as Vice-Chair since 2017. Dave is a flower grower from British Columbia where his family operates Blue Magic…

"It all starts with a love of flowers"

For more than 40 years, Orchard Park Growers (Orchard Park), has kept pace with change, delivering select grower and consumer favourites in a variety of formats. For more than 15 of those years', A.M.A. has been a proud partner of the Ontario-based family farm, helping them to brainstorm new solutions…

Mexico: Agriculture Secretariat wants to encourage cultivation of 60 native plants

The Mexican government has announced a new national project to encourage the cultivation and use of as many as 60 plants native to the country. The native plants for food and agriculture program will aim to recover the value of native Mexican plant species that now form part of the foundation of diets…

Kenyan rose grower inaugurates solar power plant

Thika-based flower farm Simbi Roses on Saturday installed a 150-kilowatt peak (kWp) solar system in Thika as part of a wider plan to reduce its electricity costs. Simbi’s solar system consists of 454 solar panels and five inverters that it said would help the agricultural farm reduce carbon dioxide…

Helping plant nurseries reduce runoff

You may have heard how excess nutrients, such as phosphorus, can run off of crop fields. This can cause harm when the nutrients end up in rivers and lakes. However, there are other sources of excess nutrients you might not think of, such as the pots nursery plants come in. Researcher Jake Shreckhise collects…

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Kwekerij R. Mooyman

FlowMaster streamlines orders at Dutch gerbera grower

At nursery R.Mooyman in De Lier, Havatec installed a semi-automated inserting machine for gerberas. Workers only need to stick the flowers in the boxes. On one side, you insert the box. The line unfolds it and puts it in the right angle to stick in the flowers. Then they again go vertical, the flowers…

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Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day 2019 results

Plantpeddler, located in Cresco, Iowa, conducted a trial of 157 commercial and pre‐release Poinsettia varieties. Variety Day was hosted on Thursday, December 5, with representatives of all major breeders, broker representatives, and growers in attendance. The trial was produced under natural season…

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Reebok launches plant-based running shoe

Reebok revealed an innovation in sustainable footwear – a plant-based shoe that rivals performance running sneakers. The Forever Floatride GROW is the latest example of Reebok’s commitment to reduce the use of petroleum-based plastics in footwear by making products with plants. The new plant-based…

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US (GA): UGA, Georgia Tech to work together to advance agriculture

Someday, apples in north Georgia could be harvested by robots modeled after the gibbon, an arboreal ape species that swings from limb-to-limb in the forest canopy, hunting and picking ripe fruit to eat. Called “brachiation,” or arm swinging, their method of locomotion inspired the design of the…

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Mexico: Agriculture Secretariat wants to encourage cultivation of 60 native plants

The Mexican government has announced a new national project to encourage the cultivation and use of as many as 60 plants native to the country. The native plants for food and agriculture program will aim to recover the value of native Mexican plant species that now form part of the foundation of diets…

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UK: Garden centre and nursery for sale in County Durham

Green Lane Garden Centre & Nursery is located just to the south of the A181 with a frontage thereto with access directly off the B1278 just north of Trimdon. The A181 links Durham to Peterlee, the major towns of Stockton on Tees and Darlington are to the south and there is good access both to the A19 in…

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"Floral foam adds to microplastic pollution problem"

As the cut flower industry hits one of its busiest periods, new RMIT research has shown that the water-absorbing green floral foam used by florists is contributing to the world’s microplastic problem. A study published in Science of the Total Environment found the plastic foam, which breaks into tiny pieces, can be ingested by a range…

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January 16, Chilton

UK: Kick start 2020 with the Contact Conference

With 2020 designated the International Year of Plant Health, biosecurity will be taking centre stage at Contact Conference, sponsored by ICL, which takes place on Wednesday 15…

Vietnamese students learn about Dutch flower sector

On Tuesday 10 December, a presentation about the Dutch flower sector was given by Mr. Paul Onings of Onings Holland – Gold member of NVHBP and a renowned exporter of bulbs and tubers – to the students of Thai Binh’s Agri College. Thai Binh Agri College – Silver member of NVHBP - aims to cooperate with NVHBP…

2020 Field to Vase Dinner Tour launch coming soon

Planning for the 2020 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is in the final stages, with stops planned for Certified American Grown Flower farms across the U.S. that grow a variety of flowers and foliage.  Next year’s tour will introduce guests to some never-before-visited farms and some longtime favorites.…

Myanmar: Pyin Oo Lwin festival to feature flowers from three European countries

This year’s Pyin Oo Lwin flower festival will feature flowers from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Italy, as well as from Myanmar, the organisers said. The festival, a major tourist attraction in Mandalay Region, will be held from December 15 to January 15 at the town’s National Kandawgyi Garden,…

March 3-5, Perth

Australia: #HPHP keynote speakers announced

The 2020 conference program has been finalised with a fantastic line up of keynote speakers confirmed to deliver valuable information on the conference theme including: Championing…

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They separate from Dutch Flower Group

Rosalink continues independently

Erik Bruine de Bruin, General Director of Rosalink, currently co-shareholder, buys back the majority of the shares of Dutch Flower Group (DFG). As a result, the company separates from Dutch Flower…

Bluelab wins another Innovation Award

"Accessible solutions to help growers with better insight into substrate or water"

“Excellence in Innovation”. That’s what Bluelab was awarded last week at the New Zealand International Business Awards 2019. It’s the second innovation award the team won this year: earlier they won the Excellence in Innovation award at the Bay of Plenty Export New Zealand Awards. “A rapid, serial…

Dave Captein elected as President of Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance

The Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance announced that Dave Captein was elected as President for a two year term. Dave has served as a Director on the COHA-ACHO Board since 2014 and as Vice-Chair since 2017. Dave is a flower grower from British Columbia where his family operates Blue Magic…

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@MitchellNursery

Mitchell's Nursery and Greenhouse

We are emptying quite a bit of space in the greenhouse, but there are still plenty to choose from. Come on by and pick up that last-minute hostess gift or something special for your loved ones. Or, maybe you just need a little something to add to your Christmas decor.#Christmas pic.twitter.com/Vj7dMeIsXR —…

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Royal FloraHolland introduces WhatsApp after successful pilot

After a successful pilot, Royal FloraHolland is deploying WhatsApp as a fully viable service channel for its customers. In this way, Royal FloraHolland is one of the first B2B parties to add WhatsApp to its busine…

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Brunei to hold first international flower show

Brunei's International Flower Show (BIFS) 2019, scheduled on Oct. 23-27, is drawing exhibitors from China, Thailand and Vietnam as well as from local companies, a senior Brunei official said on Saturday. It will feature flower exhibitions, creative landscaping, workshops, activities and competitions.…


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