Top 5 -yesterday
- Ecuador: Agriflor 2022 postponed
- "With this potting robot, we are not only more efficient, we can also have more plants in the greenhouse"
- South Africa: SAFGA visit to Kwazulu Natal
- "The consumer is not standing next to the plants with a laptop to see if they meet the right specifications"
- Agave: The new drought-tolerant California crop?
Top 5 -last week
- In case you've missed it: Photo report Cultivate'22
- Beekenkamp Group board member Peter Persoon passed away
- "Chrysal Rose Dip service essential for sea transport of African rose"
- Dümmen Orange completes North American Product Management team, announces new roles
- “European market hungry for newer waxflower varieties”
Top 5 -last month
Modiform is choosing recyclable packs made from 100% recycled materials
As of now, Modiform is going to stop the production of black packs because these contain carbon black and cannot be recycled. Consumer waste recycling stations do not recognize these products. The choice to stop producing the black packs represents an important step for the packs' product range and with…
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Evaluation of post-harvest quality of marigold flowers
In the present study, the keeping quality of differently packed and stored marigold flowers was evaluated under ambient conditions during the summer and rainy seasons. The shelf life of marigold was 1 day in summer and 4 days in the rainy season which was supported by high membrane stability index,…
Arie den Hertog on Modiform’s new product category
“We are filling a need for easy-to-use and sustainable online packaging”
“Our research has shown that PET products do not get recycled well by the consumers in many countries. With the recent rise in online plant sales, we started with the development of more sustainable and strong packaging solutions,” explains Arie den Hertog, Product Manager at Modiform. As a result, the…
Plastic-free soil degradable seedling pots introduced to Australian market
Dr. Aharon Arakel, the director and chief technologist of Pact Renewables, said, “Our mineral-based planting containers, collectively known as dPOT planting containers, offer wide-ranging applications from household gardening to horticulture, reforestation, and mine site land rehabilitation, and we are…
RipeLocker closes its first multi-unit sales deal with The Queen’s Flowers
RipeLocker announces it has closed its first purchase agreement with The Queen's Flowers, a floral importer and grower in Colombia and Ecuador with wholesale and distribution warehouses across the U.S. An early adopter of RipeLocker's green technology, The Queen's Flowers saw the immense value created…
Online packaging: Modiform is introducing a new product category
Modiform is introducing 'online packaging,' a new product category that ensures the sustainable and optimally protected shipping of potted plants. Modiform uses cardboard for this purpose because this material is easily recyclable. This is Modiform's response to the need of owners of online stores for…
Clayrton's targets full-paper packaging for flowers and plants
Inventor in 1968 of the pleated PVC 'Manchette' to dress pot plants, Clayrton's has set itself the objective of achieving 100% paper by 2030. "We went from 30% to 41% of paper consumed in two years, and we aim for 100% bio-sourced or recycled by 2030", announced Alban-Josse Lepoutre, who runs with his…
Lisa van Koningsveld, Modiform, on TrayC and the importance of collaboration:
"People want to become more sustainable, and the transport tray plays a role in this"
Plastic has gotten a negative name in recent years. This isn’t necessary, however, as long as the chain is closed, says Lisa van Koningsveld with Modiform. "In terms of sustainability, you can take steps as a company, but to really make a difference, collaboration is essential." For this reason, they…