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- Operationeel Manager (MT-lid), USA
- Junior Product Manager - Europe, Middle East and Africa
- Cultivation Manager - New Castle (PA) USA
- Product Manager - United States
- Sales Manager
- Account Manager
- Junior Account Manager - Central Europe
Top 5 -yesterday
- “The Ecuadorian flower market is blooming, it’s even difficult to meet local demand”
- China: Global plant breeder showcases 30 varieties installed in plant displays around Beijing
- Passion for breeding splashes off the screen in new Hem Genetics corporate video
- Visiting the Flamingo group business
- US (FL): “It is very encouraging to see that, despite the circumstances, so many people showed up”
Top 5 -last week
- US (WA): “The addition of tropical foliage is a major shift in our young plant division”
- US (CA): “We cut the peonies down in case the fire gets closer”
- AU: “Large walkways don’t generate an income”
- NL: An eventful day among leading women in floriculture
- US (CA): “The longer the pandemic lasts, more plant buying habits will continue post-pandemic”
Top 5 -last month
- What is going on with the current rose shortage?
- Colombia: Bad weather, scarcity of pesticides and fertilizers, lower production
- Breeding roses that are ready for climate change effects
- Canada: “We are now using our full 240,000 sq ft expansion of orchid production”
- US online flower sourcing: “Our sales were growing by 220% the other week”
Image credit: Ocean Plastic Pots
Plant pots made of ocean plastic waste win RHS Chelsey "Product of the Year"
The RHS Chelsea Product of the Year has been announced, and this year’s winner couldn’t be more appropriate for the climate crisis era. The RHS has chosen the Ocean Plastic Pots as the best sustainable product. They are made from discarded rope and fishing nets. Fishing nets left behind by commercial…
Chrysal Arrive Alive Eco
The sustainable solution for conditioning during transport
Online sales of flowers have increased tremendously worldwide. Consumers turn to online and mobile shopping, and with a simple click, a beautiful arrangement is delivered at home. However, keeping your flowers fresh during delivery is essential. Chrysal now comes with a sustainable solution; Arrive Alive…
Macpac ready-to-post range presented
UK: "Addressing the packaging issues faced by horticultural mail-order companies"
UK-based Macpac say that their range of affordable ready-to-post plug plant transit packs and seed tray packs are in great demand through Mail Order horticultural nurseries. Macpac says that their range was developed in collaboration with a major mail-order plant supplier. A spokesperson said that the…
HarvestHold by Verdant Technologies receives EPA registration
“We are thrilled to achieve this major milestone and provide successful post-harvest solutions"
Verdant Technologies announces the rollout of its HarvestHold Fresh product life extension solution to the produce industry, after receiving EPA registration in early September. HarvestHold is a 1-MCP-based post-harvest solution that extends the usable product life of fruits, vegetables and flowers by an…
Up close and personal: getting closer to the horticultural sector on matters of sustainability
Whether it’s designing packaging for sustainability or keeping the growers, packers, and distributors aware of the fast-evolving packaging legislation, Stockport-based packaging manufacturer Macpac has launched a dedicated campaign delivering a personalized and key sustainability message to their…
Brandkamp Solfaro Pelargoniums
"Pelargoniums in small plant packs have become increasingly important"
The use of pelargoniums for other product forms besides the standard product in 11 or 12 cm pots has increased continuously in recent years. Solfaro Anadia Small plants in packs of 6 or 10 have become increasingly important, especially for early sales. In addition to the classic varieties from the…
PerfoTec gets new commercial director
As of September 1st, PerfoTec welcomes Martin van Lier as its Commercial Director. Martin has many years of experience working in a wide range of jobs within the fruit and…
Koen Pack Bambuseae series
Behind the flower sleeves made of 100% bamboo
Koen Pack is constantly searching for better ways to create their floral and plant packaging. They agree with their clients on the importance of introducing alternatives to plastics and focusing on sustainable products. With that in mind, their design team has produced some exciting options made of…
Cartonboard proves its life cycle credentials
A new life cycle analysis report has highlighted the environmental credentials of cartonboard packaging when compared against fossil-based alternatives. Published in June…
Italy: investment in regenerated plastic plant pots
The private equity Entangled Capital announces the second investment operation of the EC I Fund, namely 73% of Nuova Pasquini & Bini, a company from Altopascio in the province of Lucca, active in the design and production of regenerated plastic pots for the production of plants and for the furnishing of…
New wrap to hydrate flower bouquets during transport
FloraLife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, introduces its FloraLife Bouquet Wrap to prevent wilting of cut flowers and bouquets during shipping and transport. FloraLife Bouquet Wrap is a highly absorbent material that continuously hydrates flowers for at least two days during shipping so that they…"Making sustainable choices starts with knowledge of waste streams"
Modiform is researching European plastic recycling streams
All European countries have organized their collection of plastics from consumers and businesses in different ways. Modiform has extensively researched how plastic is recycled…
Simone Austing on the new T.O. Plastics 450 Square Pot
“We added tag slots to our pots to meet requirements from growers and retailers”
“Building on our 450 Square Pot, we added tag slots on each side of the pot to provide ample and flexible branding opportunities. Hanging tags of all sizes easily slide into the tag slots on the superior engineered guide ramp,” Simone Austing, Marketing Manager at T.O. Plastics, explains about their…
Koen Pack plants trees for a better environment
Koen Pack recently partnered up with One Tree Planted from the United States to plant trees worldwide, because sustainability is important to them. "Together with our stakeholders, we want to give something positive back to the environment." The number of trees Koen Pack is planting is directly related…
New complete package program helps Pleasant View Garden retailers
Since opening its greenhouse doors in 1976, Pleasant View Gardens has worked hard to help its customers become more successful – introducing new genetics, plants, and programs to give its customers a competitive edge. And in 1992, this mission crystallized in the formation of Proven Winners, a…
Showcase your achievements - enter the International Grower of the Year 2022
Who will succeed Anthura?
In January 2020, Anthura won the coveted ‘Gold Rose’ award, presented by Royal FloraHolland CEO, Steven van Schilfgaarde, at the AIPH IGOTY Awards Ceremony at IPM Essen, Germany. The breeder was also awarded Gold in the ‘Young Plants’ category and Gold in the ‘Sustainability' category. Iwan van der Knaap, Anthura’s Director,…
Beekenkamp Plants Ornamentals takes next step in the BKX process
Millions of BKX trays full of young plants are transported to growers every year. Good hygiene of the trays is very important when propagating young plants. For over twenty years, Beekenkamp has ensured these rigorous hygiene protocols are met by washing trays with the first machine developed…
Lytone AnsiP-Sticker drew the attention in CAC exhibition
"A safe, clean and convenient way of preserving flower quality"
“Our AnsiP-Sticker extends the blossom time by several flowers, and attracted the interest of many visitors’ interests at the CAC exhibition,” says [EV1] Basilio SC Huang of Lytone Enterprise. Their company is dedicated to providing post-harvest solutions to flower industry, and at the CAC they put…How Van Tuijl copes with the plastic shortage
"There is a great shortage of plastic, people are really hoarding"
Raw materials are expensive, containers are hard to find, timely completion of construction projects is at risk, and the plant will no longer have a pot or tray available to…
Weber Verpackungen, Germany:
"Transparent ornamental plant sleeve increasingly sustainable alternative for growers"
Most plants/flowers are usually packaged in plastic sleeves. However, the demand for environmentally friendly alternatives such as paper sleeves is clearly rising. That is according to the German company, Weber Verpackung. "There are several reasons why growers are increasingly choosing paper sleeves as…
How FloraLife transport paper reduces flower shrink
Ask any florist, cut flower wholesaler, or flower enthusiast and they will all agree; Shrinkage, cut flower loss before it reaches consumers, presents a huge problem for the floriculture industry. Postharvest products in general, such as FloraLife Shield, EthylBloc, and FloraLife Transport Paper are…