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In vitro hardening of Dendrobium plantlets to enhance acclimatization

Orchids are one of the most important cut flowers and ornamental plants in the floriculture industry with a high commercial and medicinal value. Successful establishment of in vitro derived orchid plants under ex vitro conditions is a challenge. When transferring from in vitro to ex vitro conditions,…

Lazzeri presents 2021 poinsettia assortment in new video

100% made in Italy is one of the trademarks of Lazzeri's poinsettias. Curius about their 2021 varieties? In this video you will get a "virtual tour" in their "Poinsettia Collection 2021" greenhouse with the focus on their reds and future reds, the different colors with their specialties and the news…

Vitroplus produces record amount of ferns: 34 million

Last year, Vitro Plus has sold a record amount of ferns, namely 34 million. The assortment, including tropical and hardy ferns, currently consists of 150 species. Their aim is to add several novelties to each category every year.  The video has been recorded because, explains Ellen, all exhibitions in which…

'Proven Winners ColorChoice bare root roses, an on-time solution for greater demand'

Spring Meadow Nursery, the manager of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® flowering shrubs, heads into its third year of offering its hardy shrub roses in bare root stock, and the timing couldn’t be better. In 2018, Spring Meadow partnered with Certified Roses to offer Proven Winners ColorChoice shrub roses in bare…

Ans van der Velde in Be Beekenkamp

'I'm proud of my team that develops new varieties with customer requested characteristics'

In 2017 Ans van der Velde started at Beekenkamp Plants as Manager Breeding, a new position with the freedom to develop a team with the goal of expanding Beekenkamp’s genetics. Quite a lot has changed in four short years! Under Ans the breeding team has grown to 14 colleagues, the breeding department…

UFO Supplies makes light plan for Irish plant grower's propagation greenhouse

What kind of light is needed to get a higher rooting percentage and a faster rooting was the question of Fitzgerald nurseries, from Ireland to UFO Supplies. UFO Supplies started to make a light plan. With the input of Erick Westerman (Fitzgerald nursery), together with Eric Jansen (Signify), UFO Supplies…

The Visser Multi Planter – Mayer 2400DR

Germany: New transplanting power combo at Gartenbau Hörnes

Gartenbau Hörnes in Viersen, Germany is the very first horticultural grower to have their hands on the newest development within the world of Visser Transplanters; the Visser Multi Planter. This new transplanter is developed to plant directly on the carrousel of a Mayer 2400 potting machine. Equipped…

Doug Cole, D.S. Cole shares his point of view:

US: What's hot and happening in the market?

With 1,700 varieties of young plants in the assortment, New Hampshire grower Doug Cole, owner of D.S. Cole Growers gets a good idea of what is hot and happening in the market. Which varieties are trendy? what has been the major challenge over the last year? and how what are the expectations for 2021? In…

Deep propagation trays added to AIRtray assortment

AIRtray Technology by Blackmore announces the release of deep propagation AIRtrays in the sizes 144ct 1 1/5” Deep, 128ct 2” Deep, 72ct 2 5/8” Deep, 50ct 3 3/5” Deep, and 32ct 4 1/3“ Deep.  72ct 30x70mm AIRTray and 72ct 35 x 60mm AIRtray Plant HealthAiIRtray Technology is a production system customized to optimize…

Carmen Bautista

Dümmen Orange celebrates retirement of longtime employee at Southern California breeding and production site

Dümmen Orange wishes its current longest-tenured employee, Carmen Bautista, a wonderful and well-earned retirement. Bautista, who grew up in San Diego County, started working in 1977 at the famed former Paul Ecke Ranch, now a key Dümmen Orange breeding facility, in Encinitas, California as a direct laborer.…

Sabine Seeling joins Heuger as Product Consultant for North America

Sabine Seeling has joined Heuger taking the position as Product Consultant for North America. "With the addition of Sabine, we will be able to provide stronger personalized service and information to our North American customers." In her new role, Sabine will focus on customer support and work with…

A year-long schedule of online events

Pleasant View Garden's introduces virtual market series

Building on the excitement and success of its Virtual Open House Week this past August, Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) is expanding its offering by creating a year-long series of virtual events, sure to please growers, brokers, retailers, and gardeners alike.   “The response to the content we provided during our Virtual…

Lazzeri Società Agricola a r.l. explains and introduces 2021 catalogs

Less cyclamen and poinsettia on the Italian market for 2020, but hopes high for 2021

The cyclamen season is in full swing and the poinsettia season is about to take off in Italy. Due to the caution by the growers in the order phase due to Covid-19, there are less products on the market, but for the cyclamen it turned out well as prices were better for everyone. "Let's hope the same goes…

Josef Heuger on the hellebore season:

"A high demand across the board"

"The demand has been excellent. At the moment, we are holding back plants for firm orders that we committed to, everything else is gone," says Josef Heuger, owner of Heuger-Gartenbaubetriebe when talking about the hellebore season. In Glandorf, Germany, he grows young plants, pre-finished and finished hellebore as well as…

or actually, leaving the greenhouse

Poinsettia Christmas Mouse is in the house

"When our breeding came around the corner with this new variety, everyone was a bit baffled at first and didn't really know what to do with it," says Milena Weller, Communications Manager at Selecta one when talking about their new poinsettia Christmas Mouse. "But the longer we thought about it and even…

AgriGarden boosts TC young plant production in China

AgriGarden, a turnkey horti-project solution provider with 18 years of experience setting up high-tech horticulture projects across China, has selected VIVI from the Viscon Group company to build high-tech and highly automated tissue culture laboratories in strategically chosen locations within China.…

December 2-4, 2020

US (IA): Plantpeddler adds extra days to Poinsettia Variety Day event

Plans are moving forward with the Poinsettia trial event at Plantpeddler to ensure a safe and valuable experience for all attendees. In addition to the primary Poinsettia Variety Day event on Thursday, December 3rd, the trial area will also be open on Wednesday, December 2nd, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and…

Jerusalema Challenge by Selecta one Kenya

The Jerusalema Challenge is a dance challenge founded in Africa and is taking social media by storm. ‘Bringing positivity’ is the main purpose of this challenge and all over the world people are dancing this song and so did they at Selecta one Kenya. Take a look at the video below which also gives a nice…

NL: A look inside Vitro Plus's greenhouse

It's actually a type of service we offer, says Ellen Kraaijenbrink of Vitro Plus. For 30 years, the Dutch company has been producing tissue culture fern starters that are being shipped all over the world. More than 10 years ago they started to transplant fern starters on a small scale at the request of…

Supply chain improvement- and product & people investment

Beekenkamp Plants grows in North America

"Like for any other business, for us it also has been a challenging, but in the end a good year and order intake for 2021 are already promising", says Sirekit Mol of the family business Beekenkamp Plants when reviewing their year in North America. On top of dealing with the pandemic, breeder and starting…

Suntory Flowers will license 3 farms to produce cuttings for North America in 2021:

More URCs available for Princettia

Just in time for the next poinsettia season, Suntory Flowers will license three farms to produce Princettia euphorbia cuttings for North America in 2021. Now in addition to Dümmen Orange, growers will be able to get cuttings from Vivero Internacional and Beekenkamp.  · Dümmen Orange (Central America)Their long-standing partnership will continue with Dümmen Orange as…


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