Fully coated water tank in disguise

We're not calling anybody ugly yet water tanks might not be the most beautiful devices ever installed in horticulture. Well, think again. A grower in Portugal ordered a water tank in pinewood green. "The green colour of the metal panels is caused by a powder coating, preventing against corrosion in…

Greenhouse to be added near Poynette's community garden

A greenhouse will soon officially be added near the Community Garden in Veterans Memorial Park, as final approval was given to the Poynette Area Gardeners Association by the…

"Europe's largest red roses greenhouse will start cultivating medicinal cannabis"

Ondara Directorship has decided to reorient its activity and start producing cannabis for medicinal use in Europe's largest red roses greenhouse. According to a statement from…

Russia: Local growers find it hard to compete against the import

Flower growers have suffered not only from the pandemic. Officially, the sphere has not been recognized as an affected one, even though during the first lockdown millions of cut flowers had to be disposed of. The growers are attacked by the foreign producers. Apart from exotic varieties, traditional…

After 7 years and 4 stages of selection and breeding, 15 excellent “space phalaenopsis” in Lianyungang city stand out

In 2013, the phalaenopsis seed pods that have traveled in space for 15 days on the "Shenzhou-10 spacecraft" were selected ad bred by technical experts for 7 years after the…

"Check your containers"

Containers or flower pots are available in many shapes and sizes (dimensions and volume) and made of various materials. Their function is straightforward – contain the substrate and thus, nutrients and water for optimal root growth and development. Most all containers used in bedding plant production have drainage holes which…

Smart windows regulate right light in the greenhouse

Greenhouses can allow the growth of high-quality crops in otherwise unproductive areas. Important, as the world population is growing and the land area appropriate for farming is limited. One thing that is still difficult to control, even in high-tech greenhouses, is the light that reaches the crops.…

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Small business spotlight: Pemberton's greenhouses

For a century and a half, a lush, green family-owned horticulture business has been discreetly tucked in the midst of an otherwise industrial and utilitarian corridor two miles north of the Distillery District. Known for many decades as W.P. Pemberton & Sons Greenhouses, the official company name became…

Study on the evolution of bird and insect flower traits in Fritillaria L.

Pollinators are often perceived as a primary selective agent influencing flower traits such as color, size, and nectar properties. The genus Fritillaria L. (Liliaceae),…

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Greenhouse disease and insect management recommendations for 2021

Michigan State University Extension has updated their insect and disease management recommendations for the 2021 greenhouse season. There have been some changes from the previous 2020 recommendations. These recommendations are updated yearly to reflect efficacy of pesticides as MSU Extension specialists…

selecting the right energy techniques and getting the best out of it requires specialist support

Reducing greenhouse costs drives innovation and also complication

The seemingly never-ending drive to control energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions is driving innovation but can also drive complication. "A site could have almost any combination of a gas boiler, Combined Heat & Power (CHP), LED lighting, biomass boiler, heat pump and then even some solar panels on the…

Digital empowerment: Jasmine planting in Heng County is moving towards modern and efficient

In the middle of the spring, in Heng County, Guangxi, the "Hometown of Jasmine in China", the outdoor jasmine field is still in the stage of spring planting. But the jasmine flowers in the "digital jasmine" planting greenhouse in the core area of ​​the Heng County National Modern Agricultural Industrial…

US (WI): First-ever greenhouse/garden center opens in downtown Milwaukee

414 Flowers, a unique pop-up greenhouse/garden center, announced plans to open their third greenhouse/garden in Milwaukee’s Walkers Point on May 1, 2021. The new location, at…

Using Jiffy pots in an automated process: a strawberry story

Wouter David, the grower at Dataflor, explains that there is an increasing demand for organic products in the retail sector. Therefore, he wanted to add a new line to the many different strawberry and chrysanthemum products he offers. This new line should ideally be able to pass certification as an…

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US: April brings the start of nursery inspection season

Spring is upon us, and with it comes the start of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ nursery inspection season. Inspections began formally on April 1, and are carried out by the Plant Industry division’s Plant Protection section. Inspections are fundamentally about…

Signify, UFO Supplies and Evanthia shine new light on LED

How can you optimize the predictability of your crop's growth? Which lighting can really help you improve crop quality? How do you find the right balance between yield increase and energy-saving? These and many other questions were answered during the Signify Horticulture Roadshow. On Tuesday 6 April,…

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Sherwood Park greenhouse owners to branch out

The Enjoy Garden Centre in St. Albert will soon be known as Salisbury at Enjoy when a new operator takes over. The garden center was best known for being home to Hole’s Greenhouse, which opened up shop in the Enjoy Centre in 2011. Hole’s Greenhouse had been a community staple in St. Albert for around 50…

Sunborne Nursery keeps plants healthy with Agra Tech

US (CA): "Our greenhouses have helped us through this tough period"

Indoor plants serve a practical and aesthetic purpose and are good for our health because they release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide while eliminating harmful toxins. Extensive research by NASA has revealed that indoor plants can remove up to 87 percent of all airborne toxins in 24 hours. Studies have…

Study on Osteospermum: Growth regulation without chemistry

"Blue light is the secret to success"

Roses are red, violets are blue, it is said. But other plants can benefit from red and blue colours as well. Blue and red LED light have proven particularly effective when it comes to speeding production times and optimizing plants, a study on Osteospermum carried out by Senmatic and a Danish nursery…

Can you turn it down a bit?

Ventilation in the greenhouse is important. “As a grower, if you have a large greenhouse, you want the climate to be the same everywhere,” explains Peter van der Putten, area sales manager at Vostermans Ventilation. By using fans, a grower can ensure that temperature and humidity are the same everywhere. “In addition, ventilation…

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Peach County High School students sell plants grown in their greenhouse

Some high school students in Fort Valley are having a fun experience with agriculture. Peach County High School's Future Farmers of America club is selling plants they grew inside of the school's greenhouse. Back in January, the students came together to start buying seeds and plants and have nurtured…

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Greenhouse carwash

Of course you can grow tomatoes or roses in a greenhouse, but why not wash cars in it? This is also an option, as photos from a carwash in a greenhouse in the United States shows. The greenhouse was built by Deforce Construct. On LinkedIn National Sales Manager Chuck Sierke shares a number of photos from the greenhouse builder…

Replacement of screening fabric to enhance customer experience

These days, ‘experience’ seems to be the magic word in retail to entice consumers to visit your shop. Garden centers, for example, have undergone a complete metamorphosis in the past two decades, in which a great deal of attention is paid to the use of screening systems. Installing the right screen makes…

China: "The "beauty industry" is full of technology"

Pots of Mandevilla on the seedbed bloom pink or red flowers; the flowers hanging down in the air are surrounded elegantly by branches and leaves... In the 30,000-m2 Shuangfu…

Maine greenhouse project gives back to community

A University of Maine at Presque Isle professor and his students are working to fill the plates of others in need. Kathy McCarty has more in this week’s County Ag Report. It may be too soon to start an outdoor garden, but at UMPI’s greenhouse, vegetables destined to feed those in need, on campus and off,…

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UK: Cut flower nursery business to let

Quinton Edwards is delighted to offer to the market this very profitable cut flower/lily nursery business. The business occupies very well-located leasehold nursery premises with immediate access to the northbound carriageway of the A1. The current nursery site extends to circa 6.522 acres with circa…

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Study on how fertilization strategy affects production performance of Petunia

The amount of fertilizer applied during the commercial production of bedding plants has decreased in recent years because of increasing concerns about environmental impacts and the need to minimize production costs. However, reduced fertilization affects plant growth and flowering during production and…

Turkey: High interest shown in the edible flower in Antalya with a popping candy feel in the mouth

Edible flowers are a product group that started with a single variety by Erust Tarim company in a 5-decare greenhouse in the Serik district of Antalya and exceeds 15 varieties today. These flowers, which add flavor to meals, salads, and desserts and color the tables with their visuality, were also used…

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US: Walton's Greenhouse rooted in family

Nestled in the backyard of Lathen and Jerry Walton in the Pleasant Valley community in Itawamba County are twenty fully-operational greenhouses, known collectively as Walton’s Greenhouse, packed to the gills with hundreds of plant varieties for flower and vegetable gardeners alike; anything from annuals…

Turkey: Woman grower from Antalya cannot keep up with dianthus barbatus orders

Emine Aladag, an agricultural engineer in Antalya, brought dianthus barbatus seeds in her  pockets15 years ago after attending an agricultural fair in Israel brought the pocket. Currently, together with her husband, she grows around 2 million stems of dianthus barbatus a year in a production area of 10-hectares.…

Turkey: Grower in Akseki, Antalya exports galanthus bulbs to the Netherlands and Germany

Within the scope of the project implemented to protect the galanthus varieties in the nature in Akseki district of Antalya, 20,000 snowdrop bulbs were planted on an area of 4 decares in 2016. The production now reached 2 million with new production plots. Since the galanthus bulbs, which are used as an…

The physiology of photosynthesis: implications for supplemental lighting

Supplemental lighting is often required to produce high-quality plants in a timely manner. However, the costs associated with that supplemental lighting can be high. For the profitable production of high-quality crops, it is important to assure that the crops can use supplemental lighting efficiently. To…

China: "16 ha rose project from A to Z delivered in record time"

At the beginning of the month, Azrom submitted a 16-ha project in Shandong, China, that began construction in June 2020. Already in November 2020, a first planting of rose seedlings was done and the first harvest started in February this year. "This project challenged us greatly," says Yuval Gerzon,…

Month of women in Armenia is most profitable for flower business

Flower shops in Armenia have entered the hot season: March 8th to April 7th the country celebrates women. Roses, tulips, freesias are produced locally, in their greenhouses. Roses are grown in the greenhouses all year round as they are in highest demand in the local market. The greenhouse associates…

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US: Greenhouse workers excited for spring

Spring is here and greenhouses throughout the Northland are preparing for customers. At Lilac Hill Greenhouse in Hermantown, spring is its busiest season. Spring trends include hanging baskets and container gardens, especially with annuals and perennials filled with colors. Colors that are most popular…

Pieter van Berchum, Gakon Horticultural Projects:

"Acquisition prepares us for the next seventy years"

“Netafim has the network, the strength, and the financial capabilities to put Gakon on the map worldwide,” says Pieter van Berchum, Managing Director of Gakon Horticultural Projects. From April 1, the company will officially be part of Netafim. 70 years of historyGakon Horticultural Projects was founded in…

12 month moratorium on Essex County greenhouse expansions

Members of the Union Water Supply System Joint Board of Management yesterday voted unanimously to place a moratorium on Essex County’s new large service water applications for up to 12 months. This includes greenhouse companies: new developments and proposed expansions. Greenhouse projects already…

Larson’s Pine Creek Greenhouse expands, ready for spring

Planting is in full swing at the Larson’s Pine Creek Greenhouse, in Iron Mountain. Owner, Rick Larson, says he began this endeavor in 2002, and throughout the years it has flourished, just like his plants and his love for gardening. “If you turn a hobby into a business, it’s going to do very, very well…

Harvesting Pick & Joy vegetable plants started in new greenhouse

Young plant nursery Vreugdenhil Young Plants has recently acquired a new greenhouse in the Dutch town of Bergschenhoek. Underneath more than four hectares of glass, the picking vegetable plants for the concept Pick & Joy are grown. After the 10th week, those plants will make their way onto the windowsill…

Turkey: Eskisehir municipality uses the heat from the waste management facility to heat the flower greenhouses of the municipality

Eskisehir Metropolitan Municipality, which puts great importance on environmentally sensitive projects, produces electrical energy from Eskisehir's garbage with the Solid…

International Women's Day creates a boost in activity in Turkish flower industry

The orders of the cut flower sector have increased by 50% due to Mother's Day celebrated on 14 March in the United Kingdom and due to the International Women's Day on March…

Turkey’s flower exports increased by 19% between January 1st and February 21st

Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters' Association Chairman Ismail Yilmaz: "In the period of January 1-February 21, 2021, the cut flower exports of Turkey reached 9.5…

Dutch tulips blooming in Siberian frosts

Mr. Alexander Burmantov fell in love with flowers about 20 years ago. He says that there are no flowers similar to tulips in Siberia. Once he literally turned gray when he…

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NL: Florescencia to sell greenhouse

Florescencia is a Cambria nursery in the Netherlands. It's closing shop and selling its greenhouse. Now it's a matter of auctioning off everything. The business must be sold before the end of the year. It could be earlier. That's according to grower Leon Vollering. This concerns a relatively new greenhouse.…

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…

Shanghai Chongming "Flower World" is waiting for visitors

China: 4 million potted flowers are being prepared

There are only 2 months left before the 10th China Flower Expo. In Shanghai Chongming Smart Ecological Flower Park, which is known as the supplier for the flower varieties and one of the exhibitors of this Flower Expo, there are multiple assembly working lines running at full speed for the preparation.…

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China: This super large flower factory in Chongming can sow 200,000 seeds in one hour

Chongming Smart Ecological Flower Park covers an area of ​​over 20 hectares and is the first factory in China to realize the full automation of flower seedling cultivation. Half of the area of ​​the Park is a flower nursery area. In the huge nursery area, there are only a few production personnel…

Earley Ornamentals supports growers with commercially-inspired collections

There are six Earley Ornamentals Collections in total – more to be added soon. Each one is dedicated to a popular consumer and gardening theme, inspiration, trend, or gardening application, pulling together young plant recommendations from the extensive Earley range. Managing director Simon Earley…

Afghanistan: satisfactory Aloe Vera production in Samangan

The Directorate of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock of Samangan Province said that with the construction of five Aloe Vera shows by (Actid ) Institute with the financial support of Norway in this province, the farmers have obtained satisfactory results from these plays. Based on the mentioned…

US: Minuteman High School has been using Gakon greenhouses for a year now

On February 20, 2020, Gakon handed over the keys to Minuteman High School, for the opening of two greenhouses. These greenhouses were built to teach Minuteman High School students everything about growing in a greenhouse. A year later, we went back to see how they have been working with it so far. “For almost…

Cache public school installs new greenhouse technology

Cache Public Schools FFA students and agriculture teachers are excited about a new water wall cooling system installed in their greenhouse. When air from the outside comes through the cooling pads soaked in water, it provides a more humid environment for plants and vegetables to grow. The FFA adviser…

Netafim acquires Dutch greenhouse company Gakon

Netafim today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dutch turnkey greenhouse projects provider Gakon. "Greenhouse projects were already a strategic priority for Netafim, with Covid-19 further validating the importance of food security and a local fresh supply," said Gabriel…

NL: "Coating slows down vegetative growth in Santini Chrysanthemum"

Chrysanthemums are a light-loving crop that can be sensitive to too much heat. Advisor Paul de Veld explains the choice of coatings and the sector’s trends. Paul de Veld is a Senior Consultant at Delphy and specialises in chrysanthemums. One of his customers grows the compact Santini variant, which has…

"There’s a real risk of farms moving from vegetable production because of labor shortage"

As a recent article in Real Agriculture pointed out, due to COVID-19 restrictions, some fruit and vegetable farmers in Canada are experiencing a labor shortage. “There’s a…

Kwintplant buys nursery of Chrysantenkwekerij Aad Persoon

As of March 1, the garden of Chrysantenkwekerij Aad Persoon is under new ownership from Kwintplant. They plan convert the nursery into a greenhouse suitable for the cultivation of potted plants. As we speak, Greenhouse Demolition has started dismantling work, the entirety will get a concrete floor and…

Screen installations in African greenhouses

PDI is active on many continents. One of them is Africa. In this part of the world, you will find a lot of agriculture. There is a lot of sun and year round an even climate. Almost all of the greenhouses are plastic greenhouses. This type of greenhouse is also suitable for a screen installation. They are…

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Growing more than just plants and flowers at Kingston’s greenhouse

The City of Kingston is growing more than just flowers this winter at its greenhouse on Norman Rogers Drive. On Wednesday, the city will harvest its first batch of lettuce to help those in need. For decades, Kingstonians have enjoyed an early taste of spring at the greenhouse — a sneak peek of warmer…

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Why location and orientation of your greenhouse matter

Running a successful greenhouse starts at the very beginning. Plenty of thought and foresight should be put into every physical aspect of your structure: the choice of materials, their quality, their purpose in relation to your chosen crops, and so on and so forth. New growers might not realize just how…

Turkey: Flower auctions were vibrant with the arrival of Valentine’s Day

Florists attending the auctions in Mersin, one of the important flower production centers of Cukurova, entered a sweet race to respond to the increasing demand on Valentine's…

Study on interpreting water quality analysis reports

A water source is suitable for irrigation when individual parameters are below thresholds that would negatively impact plant growth and quality or compromise irrigation systems. The quality of irrigation water is crucial to develop nutrient programs that are compatible with the crops' needs. The first…

Turkey: Flower sales down by 50% compared to previous year on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine's Day, the sales of florists, who were exempted from the curfews imposed under the coronavirus measures with the circular issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, decreased by 50% compared to previous years. Kayseri Florists Association President Mustafa Dogan: "The pre-order sales…

Valentine's Day 2021 in Turkey:

Red roses sold at 0.36 USD per stem at growers whereas at around 2.7 USD at retail

The sales price of the red rose varies between 0.34 and 0.67 USD per stem at growers depending on its size, while the boxed and decorated version is sold for 2.7 USD in…

to 93.2 million stems

Turkey: Cut rose production 2020 down by 4.6%

Flower production and exports in Turkey are advancing rapidly where flower production and exports continue in summer and winter in the greenhouses in the cities of the…

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Antalya supplied most of the domestic flowers to the market in Turkey on Valentine’s Day

Antalya is one of the main cut flower production cities in Turkey and the efforts had accelerated in preparation for Valentine's Day. Growers collected mostly red flowers, especially carnations in their greenhouses, and prepared them for lovers. Chairman of the Board of Ornamental Plants and Products…

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Cut flower growers in Turkey frustrated with the increasing production costs

The cut flower sector in Turkey is experiencing its most active days. There was an explosion of sales in cut flowers due to Valentine's Day.  Most of the cut flower production across the country is made in Antalya. Packaged flowers were sent to 22 countries, mainly Holland, England, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania,…

Russia: 2 million tulips grown in Tomsk for the International Women’s Day

Tomsk Flower Company prepared 2.3 million tulips of various colors for the International Women’s Day. It is the hottest season in the greenhouses now; fully-grown flowers are…

Russia: Spring has come to Tula greenhouses

Thousands of bright tulips have been grown for the International Women’s Day in Tula greenhouses. Almost all the flowers sold in the markets are produced locally. The growers started preparing the bulbs as early as September of the past year. The growers use Dutch varieties and Tula technologies. The beauties…

East Texas plant nursery loses 7 greenhouses to snow

Texas Wholesale Nursery, a plant nursery in East Texas experienced thousands of dollars of damage due to the recent winter storm. The nursery lost seven greenhouses that collapsed due to the weight of the snow. Each greenhouse costs $5,000 to $10,000. “What happened is the oval ring, so much weight in…

More than 500 claims

Dutch winter weather causes around EUR40 million damage to greenhouses

It's been two weeks since the snowy cold front hit the Netherlands. Insurer, Interpolis, has since received more than 500 claims from the agricultural sector. The reports have come from all over the country. After the first valuations, the loss amount is estimated at more than €40 million. After…

Notable: loss of ventilation due to incorrectly set windows in greenhouses

Holland Gaas supplies custom mesh systems. Before being able to produce the materials to size, the windows are first measured. Gerdo Wennekers, operational manager at Holland Gaas, regularly heads out to do so. During the survey, he often discovers that ventilation windows in existing greenhouses are not…

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San Antonio nurseries prepared for the winter storm, and it resulted in minimal damage for some

Nursery owners across the San Antonio area spent the weekend assessing their losses from last week’s winter storms and gearing up for their busy season. Daniel Keith with Rainbow Gardens on Bandera Road says he’s still trying to gauge how much his business lost due to the storms. He said it could be…

UK: Residents 'relieved' after David Austin Roses scraps green belt development plans

The proposals by David Austin Roses were to construct a 109.7m x 96m glasshouse, along with two sheds, on land to the west of Badger Lane – between Badger and Beckbury. But the company withdrew the application for the state-of-the-art rose breeding facility following an outcry from the local community,…

Tulip harvest approaching in Siberia

The flowers of Siberian growers are not afraid of severe weather conditions and abnormal February frosts. Tulips have started blooming in the greenhouses of Krasnoyarsk. Fifteen varieties of tulips are grown in the greenhouses of Krasnoyarsk. Each of them requires special care therefor mainly manual…

New flower varieties will appear in Khabarovsk for the International Women’s Day

The growers of Khabarovsk acquired elite tulip, daffodil and hyacinth bulbs last year. About 7.5 thousand flowers are gaining strength in Gorzelenstroy greenhouses at the…

Daffodil growers in Karaburun, Turkey fear of high waste and low prices this season

Karaburun as the center of the daffodil flower production in Turkey, is having a troubled season. While the traditional Daffodil Festival, which is held every year, could not be held this year due to the pandemic, prices remained below expectations due to the increase in daffodil production compared to…

Three cases of major losses through complete collapse reported as well

Gartenbau-Versicherung reports significant damages from heavy snows

A massive cold snap with persistent heavy snowfall has been causing considerable damage to greenhouses and crops from the first weekend of February onward. In the first week, around 300 cases of 'snow damage' were already recorded by Gartenbau-Versicherung, and this number is likely to increase…

Peony exports from Antalya, Turkey has started with the blossoming of flowers

Peonies are blooming in the Aksu district of Antalya, the center of cut flower production in Turkey. Peonies are exported to the Netherlands, Romania, and Britain. Ozcaki brothers are cut flower producers in the Aksu district and they started producing peonies 3 years ago. Hayrettin Ozcaki: "We produce…

UK: Horticulture decisively rejects AHDB in petition

The horticultural industry has provided an overwhelming ‘no’ vote (with just 39% of growers voting to retain the statutory AHDB levy) in the official ballot which closed last week. This result comes as no surprise to the AHDB Petitioners and confirms beyond doubt the findings of their own ballot last…

40 percent of Dutch acreage lighted cultivation

"Growers show more interest in LED light"

Many growers are interested in LED lighting in their greenhouses. The purchase costs and the lack of knowledge about the influence on crops result in a dilemma. Horticultural association Glastuinbouw Nederland advises growers to start on a small scale and to inform themselves properly. An independent LED…

Phoenix farm builds more efficient greenhouses

For more than 40 years, Desert Tree Farm in Phoenix, AZ has been able to excel as one of the largest and oldest producers of quality climate adapted plants in the country. The farm’s motto is Growing Plants for Arizona’s Future™ and its mission is to provide robust trees, shrubs, cactus and groundcovers…

China: Sales of Phalaenopsis in Nanhai District has exceeded 60%

Recently, the Nanhai flower market has continued to get more and more popular, and the feeling of the Chinese New Year has become stronger and stronger. On the one hand, various New Year decorations in the streets and lanes were made one after another, and many local main streets and roads began to…

industry unites to get them up and running again

Dutch greenhouses collapsed because of snow

Several Dutch growers have been severely hit by the snow and are currently working hard to save their crops. At the same time, the inventory phase is still in full swing, various horticultural suppliers announced this morning. More than 200 growers have already reported damage to the insurance company,…

US (PA): Green resource center built to battle food insecurity in Norristown

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will establish a new Green Resource Center in Montgomery County’s Norristown Farm Park. The PHS Green Resource Center at Farm Park will include amenities and services to benefit the local community: a teaching farm, a greenhouse with appropriate heating and…

Dutch greenhouse industry covered in snow

Canadian growers might not raise an eyebrow for the amount of snow that has fallen in the Netherlands over the weekend, but for Dutchies the weather conditions are exceptional.  Also today in Netherlands everything is still white. And it's freezing. Here's an update from your horti-weather channel.  Xander van…

Chinese New Year's Eve flower product sales meet the cold wave

Affected by the epidemic, this year many places in Guangdong, such as Foshan, Zhuhai, Qingyuan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and other places have announced the cancellation or reduction of the scale of the 2021 Spring Flower Market, resulting in serious unsalable sales of local Chinese New Year Flower products.…

Russia: 11 million tulips from Kaliningrad

Kalinkovo nursery have grown 11 million tulips and 800 thousand hyacinths for the International Women’s Day. This year’s crop is twice as big as the one of the last year. The…

Best Human Capital & Advisory Group publishes chacklist

Exit planning: Attracting buyers and investors

Is it time to sell? Best Human Capital & Advisory Group created a checklist to see if you’re ready to put your nursery on the market. By Gene Redlin Uncertain economic conditions in the past several months have created new opportunities for owners of businesses who are able to produce cash flow. They can…

Netherlands: LG Flowers expands with 2 hectares

Dutch gerbera nursery LG Flowers in Pijnacker is going to expand their company by more than 2 hectares. The idea arose two years ago, when a suitable piece of land was found diagonally behind the current main location. A year later the decision was made, but Mike and Joyce Lansbergen waited with this…

Lubing GreenTec on their Top-Climate-System

“It creates stress-free climate conditions for the plants in the greenhouse”

Lubing Maschinenfabrik, founded 1949 in Barnstorf, Germany, specializes in developing and production of high pressure fogging systems for greenhouses and large halls. LubingGreenTec Top-Climate-System was designed for an effective humidification and cooling of the air in greenhouses. Greenhouse climate…

Decowraps promotes safe Valentine's Day by gifting free masks

Decowraps, a company in floral packaging, recently gifted thousandsof disposal face masks to its customers. From the United States to South America, members of the floral industry have already been putting the gifts to good use. Steven Tchira, Decowraps CEO, said, “With the spread of COVID-19 showing no…

Foaming and fogging with new watering tools

Normally, Dramm would be in Essen, Germany this week for the IPM. "We miss seeing all of our European customers and look forward to getting together when possible," they say. Dramm would have displayed their complete line of watering tools there, including the  newest items FOAM8L, the K-50 PulsFOG, the TracFOG.…

Online media explores two large over 650-hectare modern agricultural industrial parks in South China

With nearly 4700 hectares of agricultural land, Mengli Water Town is the greatest confidence in the development of modern agriculture featuring the flower industry. On this land, Lishui has become the "Famous Chinese Perfume Lily Town", the largest Phalaenopsis production and sales base in South China,…

Ontario to increase COVID inspections of greenhouses

The Ontario government is taking additional measures to protect farmworkers during the pandemic by expanding provincewide inspections to farms, greenhouses and other…

New sustainable alternative to floral foam introduced in South African flower industry

Africa’s growing floral industry is getting the first eco-friendly alternative in 65 years to an industry staple, green floral foam. The product, called the FloraGUPPY, has…

Sales volume, price of flowers for Chinese New Year in Dongguan down

The Chinese New Year is approaching, and it is currently the peak season for annual flower sales. However, affected by the epidemic this year, the municipal and township levels in Dongguan City successively announced the cancellation of the annual winter flower market. The reporter learned from the local…


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