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Jeff Yanes, Pure Beauty Farms:

"Automation enabled us to stay in the game"

Pure Beauty Farms, located in Miami, Fl is the fourth-largest supplier to Home Depot in the USA. "From plant cuttings, filling, transplanting, irrigation, and a fully automated RFID shipping system; a turnkey project keeps Pure Beauty moving at the speed of business," reveals Derek McLaughlin. He is with…

A peek inside the greenhouse of Dutch orchid grower Stolk Flora:

"From the very start, we are focusing on sustainability"

At Dutch orchid nursery Stolk Flora, 3.5 million plants are being produced annually. Since the very beginning, in 2000, sustainability is of great importance. Four years ago, it was time to communicate this approach to the market, under the name Your Natural Orchid. Besides the fact that they achieved…

CAN (AB): Salisbury at Enjoy - a new venture in gardening

Rob Sproule knows a thing or two about plants. For three generations, his family built Salisbury Greenhouses and Landscaping in Sherwood Park from the ground up.  But this year,…

IPL Summerflowers and Seeds BV will represent Odie Farms in Africa

Interplant Group (working through Interplant Summerflowers and Seeds B.V. – incorporated in the Netherlands) will represent Odie Farms in the African region, with immediate effect, for its broad range of summer flowers, such as Asters, Alstroemeria, Gypsophila, Lysimachia, Solidago and Veronica. Odie…

Alex van Hoekelen of Van Hoekelen Greenhouses

US (PA): "Easter 2020 was terrible. This year, it is completely the opposite"

Last year, they were worrying about dumping, now they are working overtime to fulfill the orders. However, the most concerning this year are the high freight prices. "The pandemic affected the supply chain and it hasn't come back to what it should be. For about two months now, freight costs are very…

Montreal: Out-of-season tulip supply made possible by LEDs

It’s springtime in Montreal and while tulips won’t be blossoming outdoors for another month, tulips are already blooming inside a small indoor farm, La Ferme Nomade. La Ferme Nomade is a small-scale indoor farm located in Montréal, Québec and produces tulips under specialized LED lighting. La Ferme…

Andy Burton, Double H Nurseries, explains why

UK: "This year is still challenging, but for different reasons"

Easter is around the corner and for growers like Double H Nurseries in the UK this means that there is no time to rest as it is quickly succeeding UK Mother's Day this year. Fortunately, the sales for UK Mother's Day, their biggest peak of the year, was much better compared to last year - even in the…

US: Metrolina Greenhouses featured in Walmart commercial

"When you buy a plant at Walmart, they can buy more plants at Metrolina Greenhouses, so they can grow more plants, hire more people, so more people can go to work and more days start with kisses." With this example in their short commercial, Walmart shows how they are supporting US jobs. "We're…

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,…

Wouter van den Bos, De Wintertuin

Dutch Bougainvillea grower ready for the peak season

The plants are almost ready and in a few weeks, thousands will leave the greenhouse. In less than 2 months, the greenhouse will be empty and Dutch Bougainvillea grower 'De Wintertuin' will start all over again. "The crop is looking nice and we hope everything will open up soon", says growers Wouter van…

WPS:

US (CO): First potted plants transported with SmartFlo at Altman Plants

At Altman Plants, a WPS SmartFlo conveyor belt system has been installed. The SmartFlo system is installed in the main aisle in their greenhouse in Peyton CO. Richard Dekker, maintenance manager at Altman Plants, scanned the market and ended up at WPS SmartFlo. Altman awarded the system to WPS, because…

ecoligo:

"Kenya's first floating solar project installed at Rift Valley Roses"

Take a look at Kenya's first floating solar project that is based at the Water reservoir of rose grower Rift Valley Roses. The project has been made possible by 125 German crowd investors, via ecoligo.investments. In this video below, the project is shown and the benefits are presented. Besides generating…

"strong and empowered"

Colombia: Flores El Capiro admires their women and share their stories

Last week, on March 8, International Women's Day was celebrated. The Colombian flower industry employs many women, also at chrysanthemum grower Flores El Capiro in Antioquia, are proud of them. "The women of Capiro are dreamers, passionate, dedicated, fighters, and empowered. For all these reasons, we…

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…

NL: Roseworld launches new product line‘Fragrant Sense’

Dutch rose nursery Roseworld is launching a new product line; ‘Fragrant Sense’. In this line, they emphasize on one of the most important characteristics of White Naomi! namely the fragrance. Since 2012, Rose world is specialized in the cultivation of the large flowered white rose, ‘White Naomi!’. The 4…

Ecuador: Elite Farms acquires BellaRosa Group and Brown Breeding

BellaRosa Group and Brown Breeding are sold to Elite Flowers. The sale of these companies took place within a very brief timeframe; BellaRosa and Rose Connection were sold in January, and the sale of Brown Breeding was finalized this week. The project started by the initiative of two Ecuadorian…

"Elvira Blue is early flowering and also available in 6 cm"

Denmark: Gartneriet Brolykke ramps up lavendula production

After having the pot rose as main crop for many years, Danish grower Gartneriet Brolykke decided to shift to the lavendula. Although 80 percent of his production is now dedicated to the production of Lavendula (Elvira Blue), he continues to grow pot roses and is still involved in the breeding and…

Jordy Botman, Plant nursery Baas

Millions of plants uniformly cut and trimmed

Recently, Plant nursery Baas from the Dutch town Ens started using a new Venti V004 pruning machine from Pack TTI. “Pinching” (trimming) is still common practice, especially in cuttings production, but doing it correctly, which means treating large quantities uniformly, is not that simple. “Almost the entire…

NL: Van Geel Chrysanthemums joins Zentoo

Zentoo will be expanding even further this year by having Van Geel Chrysanthemums join them, turning their collaboration, which started two years prior, into an official affiliation. Van Geel Chrysanthemums will switch to the new white single-flowered spray chrysanthemum Ilonka by Dümmen Orange. The planting…

Colombia: Flores El Capiro expands with 18.5 ha

Colombian chrysanthemum grower Flores El Capiro expanded their acreage under greenhouses with 18.5 ha. The greenhouse, named 'Finca San Sebastian, is located in La Ceja, Antioquia. They started in August 2020 and have been busy with the expansion ever since. Now, the plants are already flowering in the…

Danny van Uffelen, Zentoo, on Women's Day and UK Mother's Day:

"We see an increasing demand for Dutch chrysanthemums"

Almost all Women’s Day flowers left the greenhouse, but for Dutch chrysanthemum brand and cooperation Zentoo, there is little time to breath as UK Mother’s Day – which falls early this year -  is around the corner. On Monday, the first shipments will leave the farm and also for this holiday, the demand is…

Galantus Company shines in webinar on Feb. 26:

Check out the final Women's Day preparations at one of Russia's famous flower growers

The final preparations for International Women's Day (March 8th) are in full swing. This holiday is widely celebrated in Russia for which many flowers are being imported. However, also Russian growers are making overtime to meet the demand. Tomorrow (February 26 at 11am MSC) in a webinar, FlowersExpo…

Giorgio Tesi Virtual Nursery Tour

Italy: 'Virtual' taste of Tuscany

Plant buyers can now enjoy the Giorgio Tesi Virtual Nursery Tour at their leisure. While travel remains difficult, this unique experience provides the option for plant professionals to discover their production anywhere, at any time. What is the Virtual Nursery Tour?It is a multimedia platform which…

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…

Black Tulip Flowers: V- Day sales up and 57ha expansion in Ethiopia

"Valentine's Day 2021 has been experienced contradictory to our expectations," says Imran Khan, Director of Operations at Black Tulip UAE. "In the last ten months we felt no surge in business, we therefore presumed that February Valentine as well wouldn’t fetch much in revenue." However, demand was…

Dutch nursery Kregting installs 1200 solar panels in greenhouse roof

Kwekerij M. Kregting in Bemmel, the Netherlands, has installed 1200 solar panels on their greenhouse That's right, on their greenhouse. The panels are transparent and the solar cells are integrated into the glass. “It may catch some of the light, but we don't need to grow plants in that area. We are now…

Melissa Nickell, Sun Valley Floral Farm:

US: "We foresee a very strong and extended season for tulips"

Valentine’s Day is around the corner (February 14) and for Sun Valley Floral Farm in California, USA, this means an increase in demand for lilies. However, demand for their tulips is higher as well this year. “Due to a shortage in that category and Holland tulip pricing at record level high we have many…

UK: Provender Nurseries launches Going Green Range

Collated from their present stock range and in response to customer requests for environmentally friendly products Provender Nurseries has grouped all shop products that are…

Catalina Arango, Flores del Este, shares possible causes

Export value of Colombia hydrangeas in 2020 down by 25%

The total export value of Colombia hydrangeas in 2020 decreased by 25% compared to the total export value of hydrangea in 2019? What could be the reason? We discuss it, Colombian hydrangea grower Catalina Arango of Flores del Este. FiguresWhen looking at the figures of 2020 (Jan - Dec), the total export value…

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…

High-tech rose greenhouse Rosefield completed in Armenia

Realizing a rose greenhouse at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level, that's what Armenian grower Hayk Vardanyan and his team from Rosefield have done. Their first greenhouse project has just been finished by the specialists of Richel Group. It’s a special project because of the location and the…

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…

Ecuadorian rose grower Federico Santa Cruz, Everbloom Roses:

"Uncertainty remains the challenge"

Even though Valentine's Day is not their most important holiday, January and February are the months in which they sell the most roses. "In these months, we export 30% more volume than an usual month," explains Federico Santa Cruz, Sales Manager at the Everbloom Roses. This Ecuadorian farm sells long…

Beyond Chrysant on Philips GreenPower LED toplighting

"Same quality chrysanthemums year-round"

For Beyond it is important to make the same quality year round. “We have to compensate for what nature is lacking, and in winter, that's light. What I like about lighting is that your company becomes very stable; from a seasonal product, we went to a year round product. And that year round product is now…


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