Special Post Harvest

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services wins Best Cargo Airline-Africa Award

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistic Services, has been once again crowned with the ‘2019 Best Cargo Airline-Africa’ Award at the Air Cargo News Awards ceremony held on April 26, 2019 in London, UK. Regarding the award, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, remarked “We…

Top flowers (and their meanings) for this Mother's Day

It’s that time of year. Mother’s Day is around the corner! Time for all things pertaining to mom, and time to keep up with all the orders. Make sure to go into Mother’s Day with a game plan. by Morgan Yonge According to the Society of American Florists, Mother’s Day is the second biggest holiday for…

Kuehne + Nagel continues to grow

In the first quarter of 2019, Kuehne + Nagel again increased net turnover, gross profit and EBIT. In seafreight, EBIT expanded significantly and in overland operating results increased substantially. The market-related volume decline in airfreight was largely offset by active cost management. The result of contract logistics…

Jeff Naymik, Oasis Grower Solutions:

"Our technology works naturally to counteract ethylene damage"

Oasis Grower Solutions, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, offers its EthylBloc Sachets, a patented, EPA approved ethylene action inhibitor designed to keep flowers and plants fresh during transport and storage. EthylBloc sachets inhibit the negative effects of ethylene (the natural gas produced by…

What makes Miami International Airport special?

As the fifth-largest U.S. airport in terms of cargo, Miami International Airport continues to welcome the logistics community. The airport is perhaps one of the most diversified in the U.S. It is a leading importer of flowers – 80 percent of all flowers imported to the U.S. move through its port…

UK: Waitrose & Partners funds new fellowships aimed at tackling plastics

Waitrose & Partners is funding a number of University fellowships to boost new thinking on how to find, test and share effective solutions to tackle plastic pollution. The Blue Charter Fellowships, run by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), will receive funding from the supermarket…

John van der Maden new Team Manager at Veiling Rhein-Maas Import department

At Veiling Rhein-Maas, the Import department ensures that flowers and plants arriving from countries such as Israel, Ethiopia, Kenya, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Italy and other countries can be auctioned successfully. The Import department's work includes e.g. unpacking and preparing products, an initial…

Royal General Bulbgrowers’ Association starts two pilots about data

Entrepreneurs in the flower bulb sector can participate in two different data pilots at the KAVB (Royal General Bulbgrowers’ Association). One project is about measuring and monitoring conditions during the storage of tulip bulbs. The other project focuses on digitizing tracking and tracing at growers…

€30,000 reward for lead to source counterfeited CC TAG5 labels

Counterfeit CC TAG5 labels have been discovered. These labels look genuine, but cannot be scanned. Riscon Arnhem B.V., an independent private investigator, has been asked by Container Centralen to investigate. Riscon would like to receive tips (if so desired, anonymously) via telephone number 0031 +318…

Timelapse

"Roses last longer with ultra-thin Liquidseal"

Liquidseal is an ultrathin packaging which achieves shelf life extension of perishable products like cut flowers, roses, carnations, gerberas, and lily bulbs. The specific properties of Liquidseal also reduce product waste, counters fungal infections like botrytis and reduce the need to use pesticide…

Ensuring proper temperatures when shipping perishable products by air

For perishables with a short shelf life, shipping by air—by far the fastest mode of transportation—has become the preferred way to go. And it may be tempting to think that an aircraft's flight time is all shippers need to worry about when it comes to ensuring freshness. But maintaining the proper…

Netherlands: New delivery system enables more efficient orchid orders

In Ter Laak's new Daylight Greenhouse, the new WPS delivery system has been put into use, which makes it possible to compile orders more efficiently. Combination of manual and automation In consultation with the customer, WPS opted for a combination of manual labor and automation in order to maintain…

How to preserve leaves

Do you know how to preserve leaves? In previous articles, Verdissimo talked about how to preserve a plant forever, but is preserving plants and flowers the same as leaves? How long does a preserved leaf last? In this post, the producer of preserved plants and flowers will answer these questions.

New low-oxygen packaging improves quality, makes sea freight possible for more flower species

For cut flowers growers and traders, having to deal with air freight is getting increasingly difficult. The cold chain needs improvements and airports are getting busy. These are very good reasons to look for a viable alternative to air transport. If you add the economic costs and environmental impacts…

Decorating with plants

Plants are increasingly used as décor for interior design. Yes, houseplants certainly have always been enjoyed, but their popularity is increasing especially as retailers try to reach younger demographics. From the modern and sleek to holiday-oriented designs, ornamental growers have been transplanting their plants into…

New research shows how to enhance the beauty of roses

New research shows that Chrysal Viva is not only effective on Phalaenopsis and Anthurium but the post-harvest treatment also enhances the beauty of roses. When dipping the roses in a solution with Chrysal Viva or spraying the product the roses will become bigger and the colours brighter, especially with…

Once upon a time in the West(land)

Netherlands: First harvest from new Porta Nova greenhouses

At Porta Nova they started building their new greenhouse complex over a year ago. They are almost finished, and the new plants are already growing nicely. The company is ready to start harvesting the first stems. As the plants are fresh and new they are carefully growing the plant and selecting the right…

Robots on wheels to compose pallets

Robot manufacturer Boston Dynamics published a YouTube video showing two Handle robots working in a warehouse completely autonomously: one transfers a few boxes from the shelves to a pallet, while the other moves them from the shelves to a conveyor belt. The machines look like ostriches with two legs…

Especially for the carts and trolley washers

Increasing demand for industrial washing machines

Trays and trolleys are often moved from one production location to another. These product carriers not only transport the products, but sometimes also include unwanted guests: bacteria and viruses. To prevent cross-contamination, the product carriers must be cleaned and disinfected regularly. Unifortes,…

Special Post-Harvest this month

This month, we will pay more attention to post-harvest techniques, processes and products. Also on HortiDaily and our Dutch newsletters, Groentennieuws and bloemenplantennieuws this subject will be highlighted. The articles related to post-harvest are published in a Special box, named Special Post-harvest. Quality and shelf…


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