Monday, October 14, 2019

Photo report: Canadian Greenhouse Conference 2019

40 years ago, in 1979, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference was organised for the very first time. Who could have thought back than that the event was to grow out to the biggest event for the horticulture in Canada, updating growers from the vegetable, floral and cannabis industry on all that's new and…

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Ecuadorian government restores fuel subsidy to stop protests

After 12 days of unrest in Ecuador's capital Quito, protests have stopped as Ecuador's government has agreed to restore fuel subsidies in a deal with indigenous leaders, yesterday evening. "With this agreement, the mobilisations ... across Ecuador are terminated and we commit ourselves to restoring peace…

Benary, Schneider youngplants

NL: 50 pansy growers enthused for new market introductions

On Thursday, 10th October 2019 Benary, in co-operation with Schneider youngplants has organized an open day for Viola and pansy growers at the nursery of Gerrit Aarninkhof in Denekamp, The Netherlands. More than 50 top Dutch Viola growers were present from all over the country, as well as growers from…

Unpackers and & breeders gather in Rijnsburg

NL: A little more promotion for the African Rose

On the initiative of Flower Business Support, a handful of breeders and unpackers gathered yesterday in the Plantekas in Rijnsburg. Too little product-specific promotion is made by the auction, the Flower Council (BBH) or any other party, the initiators believe, and that is why the four unpackers -…

Greenyard Flowers UK acquired by Yellow Holdings

Greenyard announces it has divested Greenyard Flowers UK to Yellow Holdings, led by Alex Newey (Director of the Pebble Group and long-time partner of the business) and Gilles Deprez (Managing Director of the company). Greenyard Flowers UK was put up for sale by Greenyard earlier this year after having…

November 6-8, Vijfhuizen

A platform for the latest developments in the world floriculture industry

The 10th edition of the international floriculture trade fair “IFTF” will take place in Holland Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen, Holland. Even more so than before, the coming edition of IFTF is the place to be to discuss the state of the floral industry. The flower industry is getting into dire straits…

Denkers is taking steps on the Colombian market

Denkers BV has a collaboration with the Colombian company Interandina since 2012. Together they can provide the growers in Colombia with almost everything in the field of logistics, from transporting starting material to machines and from flower bulbs to plant protection products. In particular, where it…

January 28-31, Essen

IPM Essen to be held at completely modernized venue

IPM Essen will take place for the 38th time at Messe Essen from 28 to 31 January 2020. In 2020, the horticultural trade fair will be held on the completely modernized exhibition grounds for the first time. Eight large exhibition halls on one level, equipped with the latest infrastructure, the Galeria and…

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"Committed to closing the material loop together"

Modiform’s Closed Loop Commitment focuses on maximum preservation of materials and goes further than just recycling. The company is committed to closing the material loop…

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Terra Nova Nurseries announces university trial garden awards

Terra Nova Nurseries' Begonia T Rex ‘Ruby Slippers’ variety received high honors at the Annual Flower Trial Garden at Colorado State University (CSU) and Agastache Poquito Butter Yellow and Begonia Silver Treasure plants won accolades from the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia (UGA). The trials…

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Orchid shopper activation at Albert Heijn

‘Buy an orchid now and get an attractive plant pot as a gift.’ That was the message of the shopper activation that took place between 7 and 13 October 2019 at Dutch supermarket retailer Albert Heijn. A summary of the activation​Tempting consumers to buy an orchid was the idea behind this activation. And…

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Mobile measuring installation water quality tested

After a long introduction, the validation process has started for a mobile measuring installation with which the growers can test the water quality in their company on the spot. Andre van der Wuff: "Laboratory analyses are valuable but there is also a need for continuous security. An affordable mobile…

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India: Commercial floriculture holds huge potential in J&K

Advisor to the Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, today urged the Floriculture Department to work for removal of barriers in upscaling commercial floriculture in the State. He described as pivotal the role of agricultural universities in ‘lab to farm linkage’ to navigate technical know-how for enhancing the…

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Ecuadorian government restores fuel subsidy to stop protests

After 12 days of unrest in Ecuador's capital Quito, protests have stopped as Ecuador's government has agreed to restore fuel subsidies in a deal with indigenous leaders, yesterday evening. "With this agreement, the mobilisations ... across Ecuador are terminated and we commit ourselves to restoring peace…

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Colasanti's Tropical Gardens

How to entertain the garden centre consumer

Colasanti's Tropical Gardens is a monument in the Leamington region. The company has been around for decades and is well-known for being a garden centre and an entertainment centre, making it a tourist destination for families in southwestern Ontario. During the Canadian Greenhouse Conference Bus Tour,…

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Florist puts gerberas in the spotlight

“Flowers used in floristry can be considered like any other artistic practice — art, fashion, and music — there is always room to look back at history and take it forward to contemporise past ideas,” says Hattie Molloy, a Melbourne-based florist making waves for her unconventional use of traditionally…

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US: SNA announces student research travel grant program

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced a new program designed to offer financial aid through travel reimbursements to students presenting in the Bryson L. James…

New Zealand Flower Week 2019 theme will be 'The Power of Flowers'

As a country that prides itself on its clean, green outlook New Zealand must take the time to appreciate nature’s gift – flowers. And doing just that is New Zealand Flowers…

‘Plant Drop’ Cornell – 1,000 plants in 20 minutes

During last week’s ‘Plant Drop’ outside Appel Commons, organizers gave away 1,000 plants donated by Peace Tree Farms to get new students to engage with the wealth of opportunities at Cornell to learn about and enjoy plants by including a tag in each pot leading students to a webpage detailing…

Unpackers and & breeders gather in Rijnsburg

NL: A little more promotion for the African Rose

On the initiative of Flower Business Support, a handful of breeders and unpackers gathered yesterday in the Plantekas in Rijnsburg. Too little product-specific promotion is made by the auction, the Flower Council (BBH) or any other party, the initiators believe, and that is why the four unpackers -…

Various trials on display at Cyclamen Open Days

During the Cyclamen Open Days of Schoneveld Breeding, visitors can view three different trials. It concerns a potting soil trial, fertilization trial and an inhibitor trial. The progress of the trials and advice on this can be discussed during a visit to the Cyclamen Open Days in week 43 up to and…

November 6-8, Vijfhuizen

A platform for the latest developments in the world floriculture industry

The 10th edition of the international floriculture trade fair “IFTF” will take place in Holland Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen, Holland. Even more so than before, the coming edition of IFTF is the place to be to discuss the state of the floral industry. The flower industry is getting into dire straits…

Photo report: Canadian Greenhouse Conference 2019

40 years ago, in 1979, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference was organised for the very first time. Who could have thought back than that the event was to grow out to the biggest event for the horticulture in Canada, updating growers from the vegetable, floral and cannabis industry on all that's new and…

US (FL): Landscape Show attracts 6,500 industry professionals

More than 6,500 nursery and landscape professionals converged in Orlando in September for three days of networking, professional development - and inspiration. Produced by the Florida, Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association, The Landscape Show's theme this year was, "Get Your Green On," an invitation…

"China’s floral market is sprouting and flourishing"

Before 2008, if you came to China, you could sell only a few species of roses in the market. Phalaenopsis, Peonies, Gypsophila, Gloriosa, were then considered novelties, but now more and more exotic varieties are becoming common household flowers. The past decade has witnessed dramatic changes in the…

January 28-31, Essen

IPM Essen to be held at completely modernized venue

IPM Essen will take place for the 38th time at Messe Essen from 28 to 31 January 2020. In 2020, the horticultural trade fair will be held on the completely modernized exhibition grounds for the first time. Eight large exhibition halls on one level, equipped with the latest infrastructure, the Galeria and…

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Thomas H. "Tom" DeHaven, Jr. of ForemostCo passes away

It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas H. “Tom” DeHaven, Jr., 67, of Hollywood, FL, formerly of Winchester, VA, announce his sudden passing on October 1, 2019 in…

Greenyard Flowers UK acquired by Yellow Holdings

Greenyard announces it has divested Greenyard Flowers UK to Yellow Holdings, led by Alex Newey (Director of the Pebble Group and long-time partner of the business) and Gilles Deprez (Managing Director of the company). Greenyard Flowers UK was put up for sale by Greenyard earlier this year after having…

Royal FloraHolland Members’ Council meeting

"Achievable steps and a helping hand in environmental registration and certification"

On Thursday 10 October, another meeting of the Royal FloraHolland Members’ Council was held. Among other things, the Member’s Council advised the management on the approach to introduce an environmental registration and certification policy. An informal meeting of the Members' Council took place on…

UK: Major fire at garden nursery near Dereham

Dozens of firefighters were called to a garden centre just south of Dereham last Friday.Neighbour Julie Wilkin said: "We live next door to the nursery and we heard a bang,…

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Great aerial view of Howard Nurseries from May 2019 when the #Iris fields were in flower. #suffolk #suffolkgrown #perennials pic.twitter.com/d0CfrQXH0Y — Howard Nurseries (@HowardNurseries) October 14, 2019

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Denkers is taking steps on the Colombian market

Denkers BV has a collaboration with the Colombian company Interandina since 2012. Together they can provide the growers in Colombia with almost everything in the field of logistics, from transporting starting material to machines and from flower bulbs to plant protection products. In particular, where it…

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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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