NL: Release of Fc588 flower bucket for all product groups

After its successful phased introduction, the Fc588 will be available for all product groups from Monday 5 July 2021. The Fc588 benefits growers, buyers, and their end customers. The flower bucket, with its higher load factor, reduces costs, such as transport and handling, and, with this packaging, we're…

Royal FloraHolland:

Which packaging prices will change as of 5 July 2021?

As a rule, packaging prices can change twice a year. That usually happens on the first Monday of January and the first Monday of July. On Monday, 5 July 2021, the price of various cardboard packaging from Royal FloraHolland will change. They will also implement various other changes, including the rental…

Growcoon takes big step by obtaining OK Soil certification

After obtaining the OK Compost Certificate in 2017, Maan Biobased Products has taken a major, important step. The Growcoon has been awarded the OK Biodegradable Soil certification. The biodegradable grow and seed plug Growcoon can now officially demonstrate that it is biodegradable in the soil without…

AU: plant pot recycling bins in Victoria

Garden City Plastics, Polymer Processors and Norwood, have joined forces to help consumers, retailers and growers, to recycle their PP5 plastic pots, punnets, carry trays, and plant labels.They’ve provided a host of wholesale growers with plant pot recycling bins to help them to breathe new life into…

NZ: Horticultural plastic pots on government's radar

Farm plastics and plastic packaging have been declared 'Priority Products' by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE). Under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008, regulatory product stewardship schemes will need to be developed for these products to minimize waste to landfills. Joint industry-government…

"Tall plants can now benefit from automation too"

Taller plant industries such as bananas, cannabis, potatoes, corn, cereals as well as specific ornamental and berry fruit horticultural varieties can now benefit from automation. The Australian-based PTC automation company Nic-In Systems has introduced a taller container to its product consumables range.…

Horticulture industry backs moves to reform packaging producer responsibility system

UK: "We recognize that we all have a part to play to minimize the impact of packaging"

The horticulture sector has come together to write to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) backing the principles of the recently announced Extended…

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Songjiang Power Supply inspects electricity consumption for the China Flower Expo

At present, the preparations for the 10th China Flower Expo have entered a critical period. On April 25, the service team of Songjiang Electric Power came to Wushe Town to carry out an electricity consumption inspection for the Base which covers an area of ​​more than 8 hectares. The team members…

An impression of this in-person (!) event:

NL: Positive vibes at Decorum Spring Fair

The Decorum Spring Fair is one of the first in-person show since the start of the pandemic. Yesterday and today, Dutch growers of flowering plants of Decorum gather in the flowerbulb nursery HL Hogevorst in Noordwijk and are presenting their assortment for the coming (summer) months. Clients were invited…

Suitable growing tray for Danish trolley developed

Beekenkamp Verpakkingen B.V. brings another novelty to the market. Until now, only the plant raising tray and the 60×40 cm growing tray were used to transport young vegetable plants from grower to production grower. Both solutions are very suitable when you work with the right trolleys. Especially in…

"North American pallet shortage to last for a longer period"

The lack of pallets is adding stress to a supply chain that is already facing significant challenges which include a lack of available trucks and shipping containers, ongoing…

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US: Floriculture has deep roots in the Mid-Willamette Valley

“There are those who called him a dreamer...” No, these are not the lyrics penned by a certain English rock musician, but rather part of the 1940 eulogy of W.C. Dibble. Dibble’s dream? To make the Salem area the center of commercial bulb cultivation in the country, rivaling production in Holland. It may…

"We avoid plastic waste, we close the material loop"

The BASF Group's agricultural research station requires plant pots in large quantities every year. With the help of Pöppelmann TEKU, a supplier of plastic products for commercial horticulture, special pots made of 100 percent PCR were developed, the material of which is returned to the plastics…

Decowraps launches the Eco Wrap

Decowraps, a supplier of floral packaging, is bringing sustainability to the forefront of the floral industry. By reducing plastic and paper usage, Eco Wraps prove to be the most effective sustainable rose packaging solution on the market today. Eco Wraps are made of paper, which is a biobased, recyclable, and compostable.…

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NL: Price increase for plastic plant trays end of May

The current scarcity of plastics is partly the result of the improving global economy. This causes exceptional price increases in the raw materials market for the production of plant trays. As a result, the prices of Normpack plant trays will change as of 31 May 2021. Usually, the company adjusts the…

New foolproof planter solution launched

Home gardening is hot and nowadays, people not only want to succeed, they are also eager to grow their own cuttings. During the lockdown in March 2020, Y Quan came up with the idea to make a pot with a system that enables consumers grow their herbs and other plants year-round. The product is named…

Eco – friendly coolbox: new sustainable packaging presented

Koppert will be introducing a 100% recyclable cool box for transporting biological solutions by early May 2021. This initiative is in line with the company’s sustainability target of ‘Zero Waste by 2030’. The new sustainable box will be used to transport beneficial insects and microorganisms to combat…

"The biggest impact we can have as an industry is to reduce the amount of plastic we put in the system to begin with"

While the horticultural industry has long used plastics for trays and pots, the consumer push towards environmental sustainability has some companies rethinking their business models to reduce their carbon footprint. Ahead of their time, Blackmore Company, a commercial horticultural systems and equipment…

Syngenta Flowers looks back at a Shanghai IPM

The Syngenta Flowers China team (from left to right): Technical Executive Lena Li, Marketing Specialist Kathy Ding, Technical Executive Phoebe Xie, and Business Manager Menni Liu. The 23rd Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai ended successfully last week for Syngenta. The team welcomed many professional growers,…

Mycorrhizal Applications introduces two new products for Christmas tree cultivation

Mycorrhizal Applications has launched two unique new products for the Christmas tree industry. MycoApply Injector Ecto mycorrhizal inoculant is ideal for Christmas tree…

"Mother’s Day 2021 with 100% compostable bouquets"

US: Sustainability concerns continue to grow

This Mother’s Day consensus has predicted wallets open wider than years prior and expected that young online shoppers, and older millennials, will spend the most. Market trends advance the movement towards local flowers and the farmer/florist model. Sustainability concerns continue to grow, no longer a need…

"It can now be applied to fruit and vegetables as well"

GGN label celebrates 5th anniversary with new universal, cross-category label

The GGN label is celebrating its 5th anniversary and yesterday (April 27) during an online event, GlobalG.A.P. c/o FoodPlus GmbH launched their new GGN label which can now also be applied to fruit and vegetables. "Unlike the previous GGN labels, which were specific to aquaculture and floriculture…

Updates on the 'Plastic-Free Crops' project

Biodegrable pots from niche product to more extensive use

"Little by little we are achieving more and more results. We have moved from theory to practice on all fronts. Our Plastic-Free Crop project is gaining ground with the use of Fertil Pot cultivation pots. These are 100% biodegradable and made from plant fibers. QuickPot pots, made from 100% recycled and…

"bloom guard Clean Base guarantees a clean and optimal presentation"

Weber Verpackungen presents a totally clean packaging solution

German producer Weber Verpackungen has introduced a new member of the Mixed Paper family: bloom guard Clean Base. The main part of this Clean Base version consists of standard paper quality. Extremely wet-strength paper is only being used on spots where it’s really useful: the underpart which is in direct…

NS Narula of raw rubber producer Jascorp

"Rubber bands are an intrinsic and necessary component for the flower industry"

A rubber band is not just a rubber band and in the binding of flowers, not all kinds of rubber bands are suitable. The tensile strength, which means how well the band stretches and reverts back to its normal form/size, is essential for any purpose but for flower binding in particular as this, as well as…

Kenya: Uhuru Flowers shifts to 100% recyclable paper flower sleeves

At Uhuru Flowers in Kenya, they have been wanting to reduce the amount of plastic they use in their packaging for some time now. They are happy that they have found a great alternative, paper flower sleeves. However, finding paper that is fully recyclable and still looks presentable after being packed in…

$5 million raised to extend the post-harvest life of perishables

RipeLocker announced it has raised $5 million in series B capital from angel investors. The investment round is all from previous investors in the company, many of whom are renowned in the agriculture industry, including academics, agriculture executives and growers, packers, and shippers. The new funds…

NL: Lightweight and durable binding tapener showcased

The new BJA TB-SI blue binding stapler from Amevo is now available. With only 421 grams an absolute lightweight, yet robust and durable. Salesman Espen Zecha from Amevo is particularly proud of this expansion of the well-known BJA program. “BJA has been guaranteeing top quality for years and this blue…

New transport tray for 15 cm pots

Plants that fit in 15 cm pots are often placed loosely in a Euro Stacking Box. Modiform's newly developed 4115 transport tray makes that a thing of the past. The new transport…

April 15-17, 2021

Impression of Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai

After a busy start on Wednesday, the Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2021 is heading towards the end of the second day of this 3-day event at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. 700 exhibitors from 18 countries are promoting their products and services and this year, there are two country pavilions, a…

The A-Roo web shoppe thrives, now opened up to Canada

North America:"It offers growers the option to order smaller quantities on non business hours"

2020 turned out to be a good year for the floral industry, and not only for the large growers. In 2018, US packaging supplier A-ROO Company launched their web shoppe - which is mainly used by the smaller cut flower growers as they can easily order smaller quantities on non business hours – and it has…

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…

Paper or plastic? Koen Pack explains

Koen Pack develops new collections in packaging, decorations and hardware every year. The theme of sustainability is becoming increasingly important, and at the same time the question of which packaging is the most sustainable is increasingly pressing. The supplier shares a look at the possibilities…

Weber Verpackungen presents new packaging solution

"The bloom guard mixed paper packaging upholds sustainable presentation of flowers in water”

The bloom guard packaging concept of Weber Verpackungen is ideal for the protection and marketing of cut flowers, pot plants, herbs, and lettuce. It’s a great, environmentally friendly alternative for plastic sleeves currently used, suitable for both manual and automatic packing. In bloom guard, plants…

Weber Verpackungen presents new packaging solution

"The bloom guard mixed paper packaging upholds sustainable presentation of flowers in water”

The bloom guard packaging concept of Weber Verpackungen is ideal for the protection and marketing of cut flowers, pot plants, herbs, and lettuce. It’s a great, environmentally friendly alternative for plastic sleeves currently used, suitable for both manual and automatic packing. In bloom guard, plants…

Henkjan van Essen (JBB Packaging): "Everything we make is customer-specific”

Ornamental cultivation packager takes first steps in the fresh produce sector with a line of paper bags

As a packaging company from the Dutch Westlands region, JBB Packaging from Maasdijk supplies a lot of packaging to cut flower and potted plant growers. A request from a…

GASA Group Germany presents cardboard Retail box

In response to the continued great interest in flowers and plants in, among other things, the retail channel, GASA Group Germany, a specialist in heather and other autumn plants, has developed a cardboard Retail box. The Retail box is exclusively available from GASA Group Germany in collaboration with DS…

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.…

Compostic launches certified home-compostable cling wrap and resealable bags in the US

Compostic, one of the first creators of certified home-compostable plastic alternatives, announced its launch in the United States, available on compostic.co and Amazon. With…

"Our lightweight, durable tubes decrease shipping costs substantially"

Flopak USA, a floral packaging provider, has a patent-pending new shipping system that is revolutionizing the way flowers and plants get from growers to market. The Paklite Shipping System cuts freight costs as much as 50 percent and delivers floral packaging products in a format that creates…

Desch extends D-Grade Fibre tray series

In addition to their recycled plastic range, Desch has even more eco-friendly alternatives, such as D-Grade Fibre. D-Grade Fibre products are made from recycled cardboard waste and recycled paper, so they are perfect for composting and recycling. The Fibre trays are moisture resistant, and 100%…

Special Packaging this month

The demand for packaging is increasing. Reason enough to put this subject in the spotlight in our monthly special box. For this, we invite growers, suppliers, and anyone else who has solutions for or information about packaging to share this with our audience. This can be done in the form of a press release, but the special is also…


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