Friday, September 20, 2019

Nivolution to realise homogeneous greenhouse climate & major energy cost reduction

"Grower ought to focus on Absolute Humidity"

In case outside temperatures are lower than inside the greenhouse, while at the same time humidity levels are higher, opening the windows will not necessarily have the right effect. Even though real temperature levels might go down, humidity levels and therefore the amount of energy in the air, the…

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Floricultura signs partnership with OGG in Mexico

Floricultura and Ornamental Growers Group (OGG) formally ratified their partnership at the OPF trade fair in Mexico City. OGG now acts as a sales agent for Floricultura's Phalaenopsis and Spathiphyllum young plants in Mexico. Marco Heijnen, Floricultura's area manager Latin America and Tammo Hoeksema,…

Dutch exporters see healthy growth in exports to Russia

“Commercial activities in the ornamental sector between the Russian Federation and the Netherlands continue to expand. In 2018, the total Dutch export of ornamental products like flower bulbs, pot plants and flowers to the Russian market increased over 25 percent and totaled around 250 million Euro,”…

September 20-21, Naivasha:

Kenya: Sun shining over first day of Naivasha Horticultural Fair

The Naivasha Horticultural Fair is on. It is a 2-day event held in Naivasha and this year, it is the biggest edition ever, according to the organization. As every year, and unlike other events, it is being held outdoors, on the golf course at the Naivasha Sports Club. And the show seems to have gotten…

New packaging leads to impressive sales growth for flower provider

Jardines de Los Andes is a Colombian flower grower that developed a brand called ‘Enjoy Flowers’ to target customers through the eCommerce channel.  Enjoy Flowers approached Smurfit Kappa to create a sustainable pack for online customers that would withstand a complex eCommerce supply channel from Colombia…

Click here to receive this news directly in your inbox Geert van Veen, Prins Group, looks ahead to 80th anniversary in 2020:

"With son and son-in-law in the company, it remains in the family"

Next year, the Prins Group will celebrate its 80th anniversary. That is a good opportunity to look back at beautiful moments in Kwintsheul. At the same time, they are also busy with the future. "Our company is in full swing to realize complete horticultural projects worldwide. We have noticed that market…

Agrona introduces AG Clean+

Organic soap for a clean greenhouse roof

In the summer there is sometimes too much, in the winter often just too little. Yes, the sun cannot be controlled. To catch every ray of light in the coming dark days, it is time for growers to remove chalk and coatings from the greenhouse roof. This is now possible with an organic cleaning product based…

Labeling in the horticulture industry – consumers are paying attention

Consumers are willing to pay more for fruit plants with labels that incorporate logos they recognize, a recent University of Florida study finds. As the first research of its kind, the findings may help growers increase the marketability of their ornamental horticulture products through labeling.…

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New packaging leads to impressive sales growth for flower provider

Jardines de Los Andes is a Colombian flower grower that developed a brand called ‘Enjoy Flowers’ to target customers through the eCommerce channel.  Enjoy Flowers approached Smurfit Kappa to create a sustainable pack for online customers that would withstand a complex eCommerce supply channel from Colombia…

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Several introductions planned

Floritec makes headway in South American market

Floritec will be present at the Proflora in Colombia, October 2-4, with its own stand - and with good reason. "We're introducing a lot of new varieties, ones that are new in our range, as well as varieties that are new for South America, Ruud Smit says. "Recently we've extensively tested many varieties…

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Labeling in the horticulture industry – consumers are paying attention

Consumers are willing to pay more for fruit plants with labels that incorporate logos they recognize, a recent University of Florida study finds. As the first research of its kind, the findings may help growers increase the marketability of their ornamental horticulture products through labeling.…

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End of season is coming: cleaning gutters and greenhouse roofs

We're not going to emphasize again the importance of hygiene in horticulture, not dwelling on virus pressure and not talking about the urge to organize your crop rotation. We're just showing various solutions to these issues. One of the newly realised products is the Hortiwash. This device can be used…

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Dutch exporters see healthy growth in exports to Russia

“Commercial activities in the ornamental sector between the Russian Federation and the Netherlands continue to expand. In 2018, the total Dutch export of ornamental products like flower bulbs, pot plants and flowers to the Russian market increased over 25 percent and totaled around 250 million Euro,”…

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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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How to cook a meal (almost) entirely out of flowers

How do you create a flower-centric restaurant that doesn’t feel like a bridal shower? If you’re Alessandra and Mario De Benedetti, you ask your good friend, the artist and writer Leanne Shapton, to paint your walls with a geometric watercolor mural, and you ask Elizabeth Roberts, the architect known for…

Christina Stembel, founder of Farmgirl Flowers

"Transparency saved my business"

Growing up on a farm in northern Indiana, Christina Stembel made flower arrangements on her dining room table, but very quickly she started to use up all of her available flowers. With Farmgirl…

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US (MI): Meijer Gardens celebrates autumn with chrysanthemum exhibition

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park presents the annual fall horticulture exhibition, Chrysanthemums & More! opening to the public on September 20. This exhibition, the largest of its kind in Michigan, features expansive displays of chrysanthemums, fall foliage and family-friendly activities. The…

September 20-21, Naivasha:

Kenya: Sun shining over first day of Naivasha Horticultural Fair

The Naivasha Horticultural Fair is on. It is a 2-day event held in Naivasha and this year, it is the biggest edition ever, according to the organization. As every year, and unlike other events, it is being held outdoors, on the golf course at the Naivasha Sports Club. And the show seems to have gotten…

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Germany: Mayer opens Customer Center West in Kevelar

Since September 1, Mayer's Customer Center West in Kevelaer shines like a new rock. Under new management and with trained qualified personnel, western Germany will be provided with service and spare parts. To celebrate the opening, Mayer is offering an exclusive welcome offer. Until December 12, 2019, you…

Geert van Veen, Prins Group, looks ahead to 80th anniversary in 2020:

"With son and son-in-law in the company, it remains in the family"

Next year, the Prins Group will celebrate its 80th anniversary. That is a good opportunity to look back at beautiful moments in Kwintsheul. At the same time, they are also busy with the future. "Our company is in full swing to realize complete horticultural projects worldwide. We have noticed that market…

Floricultura signs partnership with OGG in Mexico

Floricultura and Ornamental Growers Group (OGG) formally ratified their partnership at the OPF trade fair in Mexico City. OGG now acts as a sales agent for Floricultura's Phalaenopsis and Spathiphyllum young plants in Mexico. Marco Heijnen, Floricultura's area manager Latin America and Tammo Hoeksema,…

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Things have gotten a little cheesy as we celebrate national indoor plant week with a shipment of new houseplants. Like this Swiss Cheese Plant. Monstera adansonii. #swisscheeseplant #monsteraadansonii #williamsnursery #westfield #garden #indoorplants #n… https://t.co/3sJdk8pXqP pic.twitter.com/T5rb7HCAni — williamsnursery (@williamsnursery) September…

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FedEx wants to ship South American flowers

FedEx wants the 6 million-plus pounds of perishable goods that come out of Latin America daily to take the trip on its cargo airline. That would mean a lot of flowers flying FedEx. “South America is all about cut flowers,” said Jerry Hempstead, founder of shipping consultancy Hempstead Consulting. This…

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