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Traveling 60 km daily: the life of a tulip gardener in Kashmir

Manzoor Ahmad, 40, a gardener at Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar wakes up with the first dawn of the light and ensures that he reaches the garden on time. “I leave by 7:00 am and reach the garden by 10:30,” says Ahmad who hails from south Kashmir's Tral town. Ahmad is among 82 gardeners…

NL: Aerials show sea of tulips in bloom at famed flower park

Tulips are in bloom at the Garden of Europe, one of the world's largest flower parks. Aerial footage captured above the park on Sunday shows what appears to be a never-ending sea of mesmerizing colors.

The advantages of working with a specialist horticulture recruitment agency

The growing demand for skilled horticulturalists

The horticulture industry is a market that has developed exponentially and continues to see growth year on and year. The demand from commercial enterprises that are expanding and require skilled staff within the sector has never been greater and shows no sign of slowing. However, when it comes to…

Keukenhof spring series - new parts presented

Recently, Keukenhof launched their Spring Series part 1. As they weren't able to welcome visitors in real life, they decided to exhibit their wonderful flower fields online. Watch these videos to enjoy the colorful splendor of the Dutch flower fields!     For more

Hishtil and Limex announce intensive collaboration

"Result of this collaboration is optimal sanitation and propagating material"

Hishtil, a global producer of grafted vegetable seedlings and vegetative herb cuttings, uses the washing process to ensure cleaner trays leading to reduced plant loss and a drastically lower risk of contamination in nurseries. The collaboration included the design phase as well as laboratory tests which…

Floriculture: A boom for doubling the income in Kashmir valley

Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is a Union Territory (UT) of India, located in the country’s northern part between 32.17 and 37.6 North Latitude and 73.2 and 80.36 East Longitude in the Himalayan region. J&K has agro-climatic conditions best suited for horticulture and floriculture which is the mainstay of the…

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Bengaluru farmers use wastewater to grow plants

Farmers in Bengaluru’s periphery and neighboring districts, for the past few decades, have been growing non-edible flowering plants using wastewater. The farms, located in the city’s western parts on the way to neighboring Ramnagara, come from apartments located nearby. The farmers use wastewater to grow…

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Visitors flock to California's flower fields

The flower fields, 34 miles north of San Diego, showcase more than 70 million flowers and create an annual spectacle when the flowers bloom, draws visitors from across California and beyond. "I am so happy we're open again," said Fred Clarke, the Flower Fields General Manager. "Last year we were nine…

Joshua Craver joins VIc & Margaret Ball committee

Joshua Craver, Ph.D. has been appointed as the newest member of AFE’s Vic & Margaret Ball Committee for the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program. He is an assistant professor of Controlled Environment Horticulture at Colorado State University. Craver received his M.S. in Horticulture from…

NL: Keukenhof 2021 goes virtual

As of March 20, Keukenhof is virtually open. “Unfortunately, visitors are not yet allowed to visit the park themselves,” says director Bart Siemerink. “And because you cannot come to Keukenhof, we will bring Keukenhof to you”. The most beautiful spring park in the world only opens for 8 weeks each spring. It looks different every…

US (CA): Carlsbad Flower Fields to kick off spring season on March 1

The Flower Fields in Carlsbad will welcome visitors for the spring season starting March 1. The field is renowned for its acres upon acres of colorful Giant Tecolote…

New online academic research library launched

Understanding the importance of how sharing knowledge has a positive impact in the research community, one of the objectives for Conviron while working on a new an improved website was to provide the plant science community with a reference library of academic publications related to the use of plant…

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Study on how flower diversity might mitigate insecticide effect on wild bees

A higher diversity of flowering plants increases the breeding success of wild bees and may help compensate for the negative effects of insecticides. This is what researchers from the Universities of Göttingen and Hohenheim, as well as the Julius Kühn Institute, have found in a large-scale experimental…

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