NL: Gerberas in the spotlight

April is 'the month of the gerbera' and this year trade, florist and consumer can't ignore this flower. Last weekend, both the exporter and the consumer were extensively treated to flowers, a promotion that is part of the big April campaign of Coloured by Gerbera: "Gerbera always surprises". Exporters and consumers in the spotlightMore…

What is the ideal supply maturity for cyclamen?

In response to a growers' question about the VBN supply maturity for cyclamen, Peter Rodenrijs on behalf of Royal FloraHolland asked the national Cyclamen committee to issue an advice. Reasons for the change are: The wish for sale is to supply the plants (slightly) more mature;Genetics have improved over…

T.O. Plastics launched new square pot and carry tray

"A complete brandable growing system"

T.O. Plastics has just launched a new product set: a 1-quart, brandable square pot with tag slots, and a companion carry tray. Expanding the trusted square pot product line to add convenient and durable branding opportunities comes the 450 square pot with tag slots (product #700162C) and corresponding…

Gipmans Planten operates large ozone disinfectant

Gipmans Planten in Venlo, the Netherlands, is a family business that is involved in the cultivation of vegetable plants and herbs. In order to shield the young plant material from viruses, bacteria, and fungi to the maximum, one consciously chooses to disinfect the water in the last stage before it…

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System of farming on floating hyacinth mats offers climate resilience

A traditional farming method that has been around for hundreds of years in Bangladesh could help people to adapt to the thoroughly modern threat of climate change, a new study suggests.  Floating gardens—systems created from a substrate of live water hyacinths that are hemmed together into rafts, and planted…

Induced autopolyploidy: promising approach for enhanced biosynthesis of plant secondary metabolites

Induced polyploidy serves as an efficient approach in extricating genetic potential of cells. During polyploidization, multiple sets of chromosomes are derived from the same…

Begonia and Vinca sensitivity to Paclobutrazol Drenches

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) can be successfully used to control growth or induce lateral branching of many bedding plant species, but some may be ‘sensitive’ to the PGR active ingredient. This Alert demonstrates PGR sensitivity for fibrous begonia and vinca where an accidental paclobutrazol drench…

Desch Plantpak presents Colour Your Story, autumn/winter 2021-2022

Desch Plantpak presents the latest edition of Colour Your Story, the number one colourful inspiration magazine where you can find, among other things, the latest trends, innovations, developments in the field of sustainability, and an interview with Dr Joachim Christiani, Managing Director of Cyclos HTP.…

PGR drenches for growth control

Trying to control the growth of all your different spring crops can be a challenge. With so much diversity in our greenhouses, heads can spin trying to keep all the requirements for different species and cultivars straight, and plant growth regulator (PGR) strategies are no different. There are a number of methods for applying…

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Study on the effect of different drying methods on Korean mint flower

Edible flowers have been used in the food and beverage industries because of their high nutritional value, flavor, and scent. For the storage of edible flowers used in these industries, drying is a necessity to store the materials more easily and prevent the damage of metabolites in the flowers. However,…

Typification of Camellia sasanqua (Theaceae)

Camellia sasanqua Thunb. (Murray 1784: 632; Theaceae), an endemic species to Japan, is a popular ornamental plant globally (Ming 2000). More than 1200 cultivars of this species have been registered for horticulture (Wang et al. 2019). Meanwhile, C. sasanqua holds considerable economic value because its…

Study on flower production of Gerbera plants depending on substrate composition and fertigation level

Non-thermal plasma (NTP) appears a promising strategy for supporting crop protection, increasing yield and quality, and promoting environmental safety through a decrease in chemical use. However, very few NTP applications on containerized crops are reported under operational growing conditions and in…

AAS presents price-winning Rudbeckia

Widely known as black-eyed Susan, this North American native can be found growing as a wildflower in fields and along roadsides throughout the country. These reliable plants shine in the garden with an abundance of brightly colored flowers reflecting the brilliant yellows and oranges of the summer sun.…

Vertical farming rising in traditional cultivations

'Where in recent years vertical farming enthusiasts have perhaps been mainly qualified as hipsters with a rather expensive hobby, this new branch of horticultural sport is steadily on the rise and traditional growers are also finding their way to the multi-layer installations.' They see opportunities in…

Cleaner turf production with biobased biodegradable nets

Turf producers use underground nets to support grass growth. Removing the nets from fully-grown turf is difficult, so the material often remains in the soil, causing pollution. Wageningen Food & Biobased Research and their industrial partners came up with a solution in a TKI project: a net made of…

Study on risk of Chrysantemum flower supply chain in Indonesia

The distribution of chrysanthemum flowers from Bandungan District to consumers in the city can be at risk of damage. This study aims to determine the risk sources and types in the chrysanthemum supply chain; analyze risk probability and impact risk as well as risk capacity management among the…

Dümmen Orange introduces yellow power rose Momentum

Dümmen Orange is launching its deep yellow rose Momentum+ on 30 March. Momentum+ has been specially developed by Dümmen Orange breeders for African rose growers. What makes this rose so special is its strength and the fact that its beautiful yellow blooms do not fade. Momentum+ has an excellent vase life…

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Flower bulb ‘thieves’ and beautiful viruses

This winter, Bill Miller, professor at the horticulture section of Cornell University, observed two very interesting natural phenomena while forcing thousands of flower bulbs…

Water sanitation part 1: identifying problems before they start

Ever wonder how water related disease issues just seem to pop up out of nowhere? You’ve never had a problem before, but suddenly things just aren’t looking right. The truth is that problems often go unnoticed while pathogen levels are low. Knowing potential innoculum sources and practicing good…

Keukenhof spring series - part 1

In the "Keukenhof Spring Series", the flower exhibition shows the most beautiful spring garden in the world through videos. Watch part 1 here. 

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Cut flower farm is sprouting in Sheboygan Falls

Last summer, Rebecca Duquesnoy was exploring new career options. She has two kids and never felt quite settled in her teaching job. She took a culinary course at Lakeshore Technical College, but her husband told her life is too short, so she should do what she loves, and since she was a kid, that's been…

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Soil and ground for lily cultivation: an overview

This post will discuss the soil and ground requirements for lily cultivation. Soil:The soil is the top layer of the earth's crust, but the definition in soil science is more specific, namely that layer of the earth's crust that is rooted by plants (the rhizosphere), or in which soil-forming processes…

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How the Easter lily became the most popular Easter flower

It’s almost Easter, and there’s only one flower that can truly capture the spirit of the holiday: the Easter lily. Pure white in color with a trumpet-like shape, it’s long been associated with purity, innocence, and spring, making it the perfect flower to welcome a fresh new season. But how did this…

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Obtaining cuttings with new techniques brings opportunities for ash trees

The common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) is a temperate tree species with a wide distribution across Europe. It is also found in Asia Minor and Africa and from the Arctic Circle to Turkey. Of the four different ash species growing naturally, common ash is the most important commercially. The properties of…

NL: A look into the CO₂ fixation of lily cultivation

The garden lilies are not only beautiful, but if they are well cared for, they continue to grow indefinitely and can multiply in various ways and therefore they permanently store CO₂. The calculation example below, breeder and grower Lily Company shows how much CO₂ their lily cultivation captures each…

Bryce Andersen, The HC Companies:

"All hands on deck to serve our growers, with factories running 24/7"

Over the last year, the interest for gardening spiked, which means busy times for growers and their suppliers. Also at US container manufacturer The HC Companies, they have all hands on deck to serve their growers, with factories running 24/7. They have a large assortment and see an increased demand…

People are turning a $170 Ikea cabinet into DIY greenhouses for indoor plants

Brittany Goldwyn Merth transformed a $170 Fabrikor Ikea cabinet into a greenhouse for her indoor plants, and she said pretty much anyone could do it. Her Ikea hack is part of a growing trend among plant enthusiasts. Goldwyn Merth told Insider she wasn't the first person to transform an Ikea cabinet into…

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Find out how plants got there names

Iliana Illeva, University of Forestry, Sofia, Bulgaria, explored the scientific names of plants and traced those that originated in Greek Mythology. Peonies are there, of course. The origin refers to the centuries-old use of peony roots as medicine. “Peony or paeony: a flowering plant in the genus…

Valleyfield, Quebec greenhouse opportunity

A newly constructed state-of-the-art greenhouse facility, ancillary warehouse and processing facility and rooftop greenhouse is available in Valleyfield, Quebec (the “Property” or the “Offering”). The Property is comprised of a +/-72.5 acre site currently improved with over 1,033,506 square feet of…

Diego Espinosa, Agrocoex, explains

"Ecuador's climate is ideal for growing flowers"

Located in Ecuador, Agrocoex has been a Fairtrade certified flower farm for 20 years and has shown a strong commitment to Fairtrade Standards through its continual development of worker programs and services. Diego Espinosa is the general manager of the company. In this article, he explains his views on…

Morphological responses of Calendula officinalis to different light spectra

Pot marigold is a valuable medicinal plant with great decorative value. Three combinations of light (white (W)—170 μmol m−2 s−1, white + blue (W+B)—230 μmol m−2 s−1, white + red (W+R)—230 μmol m−2 s−1) were used to analyse the influence of a diversified light spectrum on the morphological traits and…

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Danziger adds cut roses to their portfolio

In order to realize their goal of being a one stop shop, Danziger adds cut roses to their portfolio. "As leaders in the international horticultural breeding sector, with over 1000 customers in more than 60 countries, we constantly seeks to offer growers more and better solutions for their needs, by…

Water treatment system eliminates excess sodium in irrigation water

Implementation of the Water Framework Directive in 2018 imposed limits to Dutch growers for discharging drain water into sewers and surface water. But, as the amount of sodium will build up, constant recirculation of irrigation water is simply not an option. An issue that is also increasingly occurring…

Supply chain constraints underscore importance of reliable growing media

As ongoing supply chain constraints continue to make raw materials such as coir, perlite and peat harder to obtain, growers and blenders interested in finding a readily available growing media can turn to HydraFiber, an engineered wood fiber substrate designed to improve consistency, porosity and water…

Fairtrade chats: Tyler Paterson, director of Cut Flower Operations

Flora Supply is excited to kick off their Fairtrade Chat series with a conversation between Tyler Paterson, Florists Supply Director of Cut Flower Operations, and our Marketing Intern, Shane Kustra-Nelson. Fairtrade helps growers and workers in developing countries realize social, environmental and…

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India: PetrSU students received courses on innovative flower cultivation

Students of the Department of Animal Science, Fish Farming, Agronomy and Land Management of IBEAT PetrSU visited one of the leading Russian enterprises in the field of innovative flower cultivation, JSC “New Holland”, which is located in the town of Syasstroy, Leningrad Region. At present, the company’s…

NL: Borst Bloembollen introduces new tulip varieties

Every year Borst Bloembollen introduces several new varieties. However, a lot of time goes by before this happens. Before a tulip is given a name, a period of 10 to 15 years of development has passed. For the coming weeks, four varieties are exclusively available at Borst Bloembollen. Borst Bloembollen…

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US: "Humans have done their best to destroy roses, but they survived"

Roses have a reputation for being difficult to grow and disease-prone. But who's really to blame? We are, said Peter E. Kukielski, a rosarian and the author of "Rosa: The…

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Effects of dietary supplementation with peony pollen on growth and condition of common carp

A 6‐week feeding trial was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary supplementation with peony pollen on growth performance, intestinal function, fillet quality and fatty acids profiles of common carp. The results showed that supplementation of peony pollen significantly improved the growth…

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Study exploring future global change-induced water imbalances in the Central Rift Valley Basin, Ethiopia

Lake Ziway, the only freshwater lake in Ethiopia’s Central Rift Valley basin, has been the source for irrigation, floriculture, fish farming and domestic water supply in the region for the last few decades. This study examined the impacts of the planned future agricultural developments and climate change…

Orchid biology: A biotechnological perspective on the prospects and challenges in Orchid cultivation

Orchids, constituting the largest and most diverse flowering plants, are classified in the family Orchidacae. Exhibiting significance as the most exotic and ubiquitous flowering plants, the cultivation of orchids on a commercial level, is gaining momentum worldwide. In addition to its ornamental and…

IN: Karnataka set to add value to its flower power

The Horticulture Department, in collaboration with the International Flower Auction Bangalore (IFAB), is setting up a flower processing centre to convert unsold flowers into various useful products. M. Vishwanath, Joint Director of Horticulture and MD of IFAB, told The Hindu, “This incubation centre will…

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Summary of floriculture sector indicators related to waste generation and consumption of materials

This indicators bulletin provides an analysis of floriculture Indicators related to waste generation and consumption of materials. "The indicators give us an overview of a range of factors, enabling us to make better decisions." By Monica Vera 1. Indicator: Consumption of materialsDuring the period in…

2021 Flowering shrub of the year: PUGSTER BLUE Buddleia

If you have ever grown a butterfly bush, you already know how this plant got its name. Monarch, Viceroy and Eastern Swallowtail butterflies are frequent visitors, not to mention pollinating bees and hummingbirds. Beyond this obvious benefit, you may not realize this is one of the longest blooming shrubs…

Sampling irrigation water for routine lab analysis

Irrigation sampling is an important nutrient monitoring practice to determine water quality. Routine lab analysis is often performed to evaluate pH, electrical conductivity (EC), alkalinity, and available dissolved nutrients. Assessing irrigation water quality will help refine alkalinity neutralization…

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Genetic contribution of Rhodondendron ripense to evergreen azalea cultivars

Evergreen azalea is one of the most important ornamental shrubs and pot plants in temperate zones worldwide. In Japan, hundreds of azalea cultivars have been bred based on the genetic diversity of wild species and various accumulated mutants since the middle of the 17th century. Japanese cultivar groups…

New video: five tips on running trials for growing media

Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension hosts Dr. Paul Karlovich of Sun Gro Horticulture in a new YouTube video. Dr. Karlovich explains how you can successfully run onsite trials to evaluate growing media options for greenhouse and nursery growers. Learn how you can objectively…

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Cattelya orchids: a mini review

Cattelya is one of the most popular orchid genera. The exquisite beauty of its flowers accounts for its high demand the global floriculture trade. The present review provides an overview of Cattelya orchid literature. It aims to sensitize the readers about general botanical information and commercial importance of cattelya…

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Study on how mechanical stimulation affects growth dynamics Petunia

Ornamental plants are bred and purchased for their aesthetical features such as colorful flowers and leaves, as well as compact and elegant stature. Petunia is one of the most popular bedding plants for urban areas and gardens, therefore, control of its growth and branching is essential. In commercial…

Florida researches help expand indoor gardening trend

COVID-19 led many people to start gardening, and it’s no passing fancy. However, growing in the outdoor garden is one thing. Tending to plants indoors at home presents other challenges and opportunities. As they recognized the increasing popularity of growing indoors, University of Florida scientists…


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