Events

Heidi Lindberg, MSU Extension

US (MI): On-demand 2020 Nursery Conference now available

Michigan State University Extension announced the virtual, on-demand 2020 Nursery Conference. The majority of presentations were developed by faculty from Michigan State University. The content is available for free by creating a free community ID and registering for the conference, which is offered…

Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt revamps spring 2021 schedule

Germany: Christmasworld moves to April 2021

As a result of the course taken by the pandemic, Messe Frankfurt will not be holding any of its own physical trade fairs at the Frankfurt exhibition grounds between January and March 2021. The company is revamping its spring trade fair calendar to focus on new synergies and new digital offerings.…

Open to visit till early November

Germany: Gardengirls Variety Display field creates sea of color

From now until early November, the Variety Display field of Gardengirls is open to visit. At the Lower Rhine Valley in Germany, the plants are set-up at their licensee Thomas Hönning*. The visitors can come without prior announcement, walking through, making pictures and evaluate our assortment and new…

Autogrow

webinar, September 29

Combating harmful crop pests without spraying more chemicals

Registrations for the Autogrow webinar Combating Harmful Crop Pests Without Spraying More Chemicals are now open. For this interview-style webinar, guest expert, Applied Entomologist, Dr. Mette Nielsen will be sharing her insights on how to plan for and manage pest infestations on your crops. The webinar…

Royal FloraHolland

Glazen Tulp Award: Vote for your favourite

The time has come - the 2nd voting round is open. You can now choose the best market introduction or new product. Who knows, your favourite might reach the finals and have a chance to win the Glazen Tulp Award. Semi-FinalistsIn May 2020, the general public was able to cast a vote for its favourite new…

American Grown Flowers

American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour delayed until 2021

There are some things that simply must happen in person. Among those is the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour.  With the health and safety of guests at the forefront, the organizers have determined that they must cancel the 2020 tour. "We greatly value the in-real-life connection and intimacy of the…

Holland Ridge Farms

US (NJ): Sunflower grower opens fields for pickers

In less than two weeks Holland Ridge Farms will be welcoming visitors back to their flower fields for the first time this year. They’ve been working hard over the last few months to add new and exciting things. Bring your own food and drink during the weekdaysThe first change they decided to introduce…

Cyclamen Open Days 2020 are coming up

In Week 43, 44 and 45, Schoneveld Breeding would like to show you what they have been working on. Completely COVID-19 proof, they welcome you to the PlantXperience for a tour through all Cyclamens from Schoneveld breeding. Are you unable to visit our location in Wilp? Then sign up for the digital tours…

Key outtakes from speakers at ‘Recovery from Crisis – the future for ornamentals’

Resilience and positivity in the face of adversity

On 15th September 2020, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) brought together an impressive line-up of expert international industry speakers to share experiences of the impact of COVID-19 on the horticultural industry and the prospective outlook for the future. The 200 plus delegates…

SAF members convene virtually to share trends, challenges in COVID world

How are floral industry members tackling the new challenges in finding, training and keeping a stable workforce in the COVID environment? How has the pandemic disrupted the…

GreenTech

Nominees for GreenTech Innovation Awards 2020 announced

The exhibitors of GreenTech Live & Online submitted 26 innovations for the GreenTech Innovation Awards 2020. An expert jury selected 12 nominees from all entries in 3 categories namely ‘Innovation’, ‘Sustainability’ and ‘Concept’. The winners will be announced during the virtual opening of GreenTech Live…

"Recovery from Crisis - the future for ornamentals"

Worldwide ornamental industry shares experiences, expectations at AIPH Conference

How was last year, how are things now and what are the expectations for the future. In a virtual conference named "Recovery from Crisis - the future for ornamentals", AIPH brought together 30 expert speakers from 17 countries to share their experiences regarding the pandemic and the effects of this pandemic…

a lot of visitors at their physical booth at FlowersExpo 2020

Russia: Dutch breeder Dekker Chrysanten welcomed with open arms

Whereas many exhibitions in Europe are being cancelled, the FlowersExpo in Moscow, Russia continued. Last week, from September 8-10 the Crosus Expo in Moscow opened its doors. Of course, with less international exhibitors, the exhibition was different from past editions, but still there was a lot to see,…

Australia: Masterclass in Horticultural Business

Amidst COVID-19, the Masterclass in Horticultural Business has continued to progress, adapting the delivery of program elements to ensure participating scholars continue to…

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Ever wondered why brides carry a wedding bouquet?

A bridal bouquet is used to enhance the bride’s beauty and to give her something to hold while walking down the aisle. But have you ever wondered where the tradition of carrying a wedding bouquet came from? Although the origin is not completely clear, Florismart have summarised the most common reasons…

Photo impression FlowersExpo Moscow 2020

FlowersExpo 2020 has come to an end on September 10 and the organization is looking back on a successful edition. Despite the COVID-19 situation - which also resulted in a show in two formats, offline and online - the in-person edition in the Crocus Expo in Moscow welcomed 9,857 visitors and the number…

Government of State of Qatar requests 2023 opening for Horticultural Expo

The Government of the State of Qatar has formally requested a two-year delay to Horticultural Expo 2021 Doha in a letter addressed to the Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), Dimitri S. Kerkentzes. In the letter, His Excellency Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Subaie,…

March 17, Lincolnshire

UK: FPC launches two new events in the fastest growing sector of the fresh produce industry

The Lincolnshire Showground will see the first ever event for agritech in the fresh produce, flower and plant industry take place on 17 March 2021. Launched by the Fresh Produce Consortium, in association with th…

Syngenta Flowers

webinar, September 17

Missed out on Summer Trials? Syngenta Flowers brings the results to you

Missed out on Summer Trials? Syngenta Flowers brings the results to you with its latest webinar. Join host and Technical Lead, Dr. Jamie Gibson, as he highlights Syngenta Flowers' top performing New Varieties from this summer’s trials sites around North America in a short webinar called ‘2020's Hottest…

Deliflor

"Online show Chrysanthemum Day was a party"

The online show Deliflor has organised together with Flower Circus to celebrate has turned into a nice, worldwide party. Floral Arranger Geertje Stienstra made several different astonishing chrysanthemum arrangements. “The chrysanthemum has so many different varieties, that vary in colour, shape and…

Plantarium Digital Expo 2020: "2-day start of a digital foundation for a rapidly changing world"

Plantarium has come to an end and the organization is looking back to a successful edition. The viewing figures and viewing behavior confirm the increasing need for inspiration and digital interaction in the world of horticulture. There is still plenty of room for development, in collaborations with…

organization's reaction on cancellation 19 companies

More than 900 companies confirm participation IPM Essen

As was announced last month, the organizers of the IPM Essen are determined to continue in January 2021. Meanwhile, 907 exhibitors have already registered and confirmed their…

part of national plant health week, September 21 - 27

Webinar introducing the Bacterial Plant Diseases programme

Bacterial phytopathogens are diverse and cause many types of diseases. Their transmission may be airborne, soil-borne or via invertebrate vectors. When introduced to new areas their spread is unpredictable, but often highly invasive. They are difficult to control with chemicals and, unlike many other…

9/11 Memorial & Museum

Dedicated florist honors 9/11 victims with white roses

Every Sept. 11, Michael Collarone, a Brooklyn-bred florist who goes by Mikey Flowers, has the same routine. In the hours before 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center 19 years ago, he parks his truck in downtown Manhattan and, bearing buckets of angelic white roses, walks to…

Online platform accessible till September 15

FlowersExpo 2020 comes to an end

Today is the last day of the physical exhibition of FlowersExpo. From September 8-10, people from all over Russia seem to have again found their way to the Crocus Expo that is based in their capital, Moscow. The physical show might end today, but the online platform will be available till September 15. Even though there are…

Joint floriculture decision regarding IPM 2021 participation

19 companies sign statement not to take part in IPM 2021

This week 19 companies reached a joint decision in regard to their participation at the coming IPM in January 2021, and co-signed the following statement: “In light of the recent developments concerning COVID-19, the ongoing risk for our customers and employees and the responsibility that we see as our…

October 12-23

UK: Plant Health in Horticulture Conference 2020

Tyfu Cymru welcomes you to the launch of the Plant Health in Horticulture Conference this October, which aims to bring together commercial growers and stakeholders from across…

GlobalGAP Awards 2022 applications open

The GAP Awards give farmers from around the world an opportunity to showcase their achievements and gain industry recognition for their efforts to implement good agricultural…

AmericanHort to host virtual DIG Conference

AmericanHort is pleased to announce the return of the DIG Conference: Disease, Insects, and Growth Regulators to be held online November 3-5, 2020. Attendees will experience…

Beginning September 28:

Four Star University: a free online program for hands-on growers

Join the Four Star growing team for a grower-to-grower event to learn the latest in plant culture, production methods and more. Four Star University (FSU) is a free online program for hands-on growers, beginning September 28. Content will be available 24/7 at your fingertips. Andrew Luxon, Dan Foster and…

MPS's tour through the Netherlands continues

Your customer asks for environmental certification, but what exactly does this mean and what good is it for you? Do you want to make your company more sustainable, but you are not sure where to start? Soon MPS will be travelling abroad to tell you everything about MPS-ABC environmental certification. At…

Can't come? See the online platform

Russia: FlowersExpo 2020 is on

Do you want to expand your business in Russia? From 8 to 10 September, the main Russian flower exhibition "FlowersExpo" is held in Moscow at the Crocus Expo IEC. This year, due to the pandemic, the exhibition looks somewhat different. The online format has been added to the traditional set-up. The online format in an active…

Dick van Raamsdonk, HPP Exhibitions presents 2021 schedule

"By being prepared at all times, we can kick off any exhibition, at any time”

The event industry is one of the industries that has been hit hardest by COVID-19. When looking at the international trade shows for example, since the pandemic, their turnover has been zero, all looking forward to the solution that may allow physical exhibitions to take off again, namely a vaccine. We…

Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun

US (MD): Baltimore florists embrace arid new design trend

You know the old story. Shell out a bunch of money for a big, gorgeous bouquet of flowers. Take it home and the clock starts ticking. You have a few days. Maybe longer, if you can slice the stems right and remember to stir in the mysterious packet of plant food. Fortunately for the cost-conscious…

Christmasworld: Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, Paperworld Jan. 30 - Feb 2:

Christmasworld and Paperworld Trends 2021/22 are lined by central theme: "Together"

"Together" marks a new era of Christmasworld and Paperworld trends, whose product and style worlds are increasingly converging in global consumer trends. The logical…

Connections, content, and community

What to expect from this year's Fresh Summit?

PMA Fresh Summit 2020 is just weeks away and this year’s event will be in a virtual setting. The goal of the event remains the same as it does every year: enabling connections between buyers and sellers across the industry and around the world. Jamie Romano Hillegas explains a little bit more about what…

Oktober 9, 1 PM AEDST

Extraordinary meeting of Horti Innovation members

An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Hort Innovation members has been called and will be held virtually on Friday 9 October 2020 at 1pm AEDST. This meeting is taking…

May 10th -12th, 2021 in Guangzhou, China

Flower Expo Asia preparing for 2021 edition

Flower Expo Asia, the show upgrading from the former Flower Expo China, established from Year 2009, is committing to being the most professional flower expo in Asia and unveiling post-pandemic industry trends for worldwide flower planters/growers, distributors, floral product suppliers, grow media…

Deliflor

Deliflor Chrysanten & Flower Circus celebrate Chrysanthemum Day

September 9 is Chrysanthemum Day. Deliflor uses this special chrysanthemum day to organize an online show and show which beautiful arrangements can be made with this versatile flower. In collaboration with Flower Circus and floral designer Geertje Stienstra, a dazzling show will be provided that can be…

September 8-10, 2020, in Moscow, Russia

FlowersExpo 2020 about to open its physical and virtual doors

Eager to expand your business in Russia? Next week, from September 8 to 10, the FlowersExpo in Moscow, Russia will be held. And this year, due to the pandemic, the exhibition looks a bit different. Besides the traditional in-person exhibition, it will also be held online, where 180 companies from 8…

Millcreek Gardens

US (OH): Millcreek cancels Open House for 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Millcreek must cancel its Annual Open House on September 11, 2020. This is the first time in over 20 years that they will not be hosting the event. They continue to accept customer pick-up orders and of course, offer delivery services for your fall plant needs.…

SAF

"Petal It Forward’s mission especially timely this year"

Between a global pandemic, nationwide protests for racial justice and an upcoming election, tension is high in America today. According to a new study from researchers at San Diego State University and Florida State University, more than one in four adults meet the criteria that psychologists use to…

October 20-22

GreenTech Amsterdam 2020 goes virtual

After extensive consultation and various options considered, GreenTech decided to postpone the full physical format of the show to 15 - 17 June 2021. This year GreenTech Amsterdam will be a new virtual event: GreenTech Live & Online 2020 on 20, 21 and 22 October. The worldwide horticulture community will…

US (MI): Meijer Gardens celebrates autumn with chrysanthemum exhibition

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park presents the annual fall horticulture exhibition, Chrysanthemums&More! opening to the public on September 18. This exhibition, the largest of its kind in Michigan, features expansive displays of chrysanthemums, fall foliage and family-friendly activities. The…

Dümmen Orange float wins award at St. Petersburg Flower Festival

In the last weekend of August, the Flower Festival took place in St. Petersburg, Russia. In collaboration with PR agency Sobolj, a Dümmen Orange float was shown at the parade with the Pina Colada chrysanthemum as the belle of the ball. Pina Colada has proven itself as a well-known chrysanthemum that can…

3-5 November 2021

IFTF rescheduled to 2021

The International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) has moved its 2020 edition to 2021. After a press conference last night of the Dutch prime minister, it became clear that most non-European travelers will remain banned from visiting Europe. Moreover, it will likely become even more difficult for European citizens as well to fly…

FreshPlaza Special about PMA Fresh Summit

For 71 years PMA has been bringing together the global produce and floral industries at Fresh Summit. This year, the association is committed to continuing the Fresh Summit tradition of connecting buyers and sellers and convening the industry to achieve PMA’s vision of growing a healthier world. “Fresh…

Presented by Plantarium Digital Expo 2020

These are the award winning novelties in ‘KVBC Summer Challenge Awards’ live show

Plantarium Digital Expo 2020 presents award winning novelties in ‘KVBC Summer Challenge Awards’ live show. The bronze, silver and gold winners were presented in the live show KVBC Summer Challenge Awards at Plantarium Digital Expo. With one winner in the Gold category, there is an overall winner in this edition:…

1st place: Treasure Island Makatea Sweet Potato Vine

2020 Farwest Show New Varieties Showcase: People’s Choice Award winners announced

Three plants and four runners-up were chosen as People’s Choice Award winners this year for the 2020 New Varieties Showcase, presented by the Oregon Association of Nurseries…

Dekker Chrysanten will present its famous chrysanthemums in Moscow at FlowersExpo'2020

The breeder of chrysanthemums Dekker Chrysanten will please Russian consumers and fans with their presence at the international Trade Fair “FlowersExpo'2020”, which opens on September 8 in Moscow. The company has specially adapted its marketing program for the Russian market. Dekker Chrysanten actively…

NL: Trade Fair Aalsmeer cancelled

Trade Fair Aalsmeer, the largest Dutch international floriculture trade fair, which was planned from 4-6 November 2020, has been cancelled. The reason is corona. During the same week, another important International exhibition is planned in the Netherlands (in Vijfhuizen), namely International…

Texas A&M University

webinar, September 10

"Exciting new plants coming down the pipeline"

In this webinar, Dr. Brent Pemberton will discuss exciting new plants that are entering the green industry pipeline based on his own plant trials in Overton, Texas, and with his participation in the Texas Superstar program. Dr. Pemberton’s area of research is in nursery and floriculture crop production…

Syngenta Flowers launches collaborative technical webinar platform

“Know Before You Grow”

Join Syngenta Technical experts Karl Trellinger of Syngenta Flowers and Nancy Rechcigl of Syngenta Crop Protection for a short webinar Poinsettias: A Midseason Grower Check In. This 45-minute webinar…

US (CA): 2021 theme, floats and bands rollover to 2022 Rose Parade

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association recently announced that, after thoughtful consideration and with state restrictions and guidelines in place as a result of…

Bailey

webinar, September 9

Everything hydrangeas: From variety selection, to production and sales

Join Bailey Nurseries as they discuss the ever-evolving and most rapidly growing categories in woody shrubs: hydrangeas. For over a decade, thanks to the Endless Summer brand, Bailey has changed the way gardeners consume and use hydrangeas. Now, with so many choices, we will discuss the efforts behind…

Colombia: 2,000+ visits for virtual Chrysanthemum Week

Last week, from August 24-28, Chrysanthemum Week was held in Antioquia, Colombia. This year, for the first time, people could visit the event and the open houses and they did from all over the world. In total, more than 2000 visits from international and local producers and traders were registered.  Open house…

‘Wales, Plant Health in Horticulture’ conference'

UK: Tyfu Cymru takes plant health online

Tyfu Cymru are pleased to launch the ‘Virtual Plant Health in Horticulture’ fortnight this October, which aims to bring together commercial growers and stakeholders from…

Final webinar: Changes in today's consumer priorities, US retail panel

Colombia: Chrysanthemum Week 2020 coming to an end

"The consumer wants quality, so longevity. However, this goes counterintuitive to some consumer trends: they want flowers like peonies, dahlias, zinnias, which are all not that long lasting flowers. That's where chrysanthemums come in. Breeders have done so many amazing things with the shape, the look,…

PMA Virtual Town Hall

Women in the produce industry speak on resilience, confidence and stress management

This week’s PMA virtual town hall featured three women who are leaders in the produce industry. They were led in discussion by PMA CEO Cathy Burns about how they made their mark on the industry and how the industry can join together to create a more inclusive place not just for women but for everyone.…

UK: Glee New Product Awards entries start pouring in

Who will be the winners in the Glee New Product Awards, in association with GTN, for 2020? Despite Glee not taking place for real at the NEC the teams at Glee and Garden Trade News are pulling out all the stops with Glee Gathering "exhibitors" to create a virtual showcase of New Products for 2021. Glee GatheringGlee…

August 24-28, Antioquia, Colombia:

Chrysanthemum Week: Meet the breeders

Chrysanthemum Week is in full swing. In Antioquia, Colombia, nine breeders are presenting their varieties virtually this year. Tomorrow will be the last day of this week long event, so there is still time to check out the varieties at their open houses. One can register online to see all products, but in…

Back in 2021

Belgium: 25th edition of Fleuramour postponed

Fleuramour has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus. This year’s edition would have taken place from September 25–28, 2020 and traditionally would have attracted more than 15,000 visitors over the four days of the event. The organisation of the international event strives for quality and beauty…

PMA's Becky Roberts, Chrysanthemum Week webinar:

"Today's consumers are more conscious about what they are spending"

Floral is bouncing back, but consumers spending behaviours are changing. In yesterday's first 'Chrysanthemum week Webinar', Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) Director of Floral, Becky Roberts presented these changing spending behaviours as well as the positive floral sales trend in the USA and…

South Canterbury Cancer Society

New Zealand: More than 36,000 daffodils delivered around South Canterbury

Vintage cars dominated the streets of South Canterbury on Monday as part of the delivery of more than 36,000 daffodils to raise money for the Cancer Society. While the fifth annual Vintage Car Club Daffodil Rally for Cancer, meant to take place on Sunday, has been postponed – club members spent the…

US (CA): Free industry-specific webinars on COVID-19 for employers and supervisors

Cal/OSHA Consultation Services is holding a series of webinars to help employers understand exactly what their responsibilities are with respect to worker health and safety…

September 2, 2020

Plantarium Digital Expo 2020 presents KVBC Summer Challenge Awards

At 10 AM (CET) on Wednesday, September 2, there will be a live stream of their program KVBC Summer Challenge Awards as part of Plantarium Digital Expo, presented by ‘Mr Plant Geek’ Michael Perry. There will be 26 novelties this time, as listed below. Another program on the subject of novelties, trials…

Dalat Hasfarm

Dalat Hasfarm Flower Trials 2020

Flower Trials is the yearly event of Dalat Hasfarm which is held to introduce new varieties of flowers to customers, partners and sale channels representatives. The guests will be guided to visit the farms and introduced about technologies, application and usage of biological insecticides in agriculture. They will also directly…

Nannup Flower and Garden Festival

Australia: Thousands of tulips help to keep Nannup buzzing during coronavirus downturn

A small country town in Western Australia has come in to full bloom with thousands of tulips helping to attract tourists and keep struggling local businesses afloat. Every August, the south west WA town of Nannup becomes a sea of colour with 17,000 tulips planted throughout the main street for a four-day…

Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Canadian Greenhouse Conference “Beyond 2020”

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference is looking forward to interacting with speakers and growers from around the world on October 7 & 8. The virtual platform allows a global reach with programming and no registration fees make it accessible for all. Log in to the sessions with your computer, tablet, or…

Asocolflores:"Flowers symbolize hope and national recovery."

Colombia: Chrysanthemum Week kicks off

Chrysanthemum Week is taking off today, August 24. With Asocolflores’s support, nine flower breeding companies operating in Antioquia, Colombia will demonstrate as much varieties as possible during this week, that will run till August 28. “Those attending the event will include representatives of the…

Colombia: Selecta cut flowers Chrysanthemum Virtual Tour during Chrysanthemum Week 2020

This week, from August 24-28,  Chrysanthemum Week 2020 will be held. During this week, 9 breeders will present their varieties and Selecta cut flowers is one of these companies presenting their innovative Chrysanthemum assortment and trials in a digital exhibition.  The Selecta cut flowers team was ready and excited…

September 15 – 18, 2020

International Floriculture Expo organizes online IFE Floral Connect

The International Floriculture Expo is one of the largest B2B floral events in North America and will be held virtually this year. Under the name IFE Floral Connect, floral…

HTA AGM 2020 Goes Virtual

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) will take place ‘virtually’ this year.  The online meeting will be conducted via webinar on 16 September 2020 at 2pm.   The HTA AGM…

Southern Nursery Association partners with PPA on new plants & products review

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced that they are partnering with the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) on the upcoming New to the Market Forum – a new…

SAF

US: Industry rallies for modified Petal It Forward on Oct. 21

This year, Petal It Forward, the Society of American Florists’ popular pay-it-forward floral initiative will look and feel a little different when it kicks off on Oct. 21. Through Petal It Forward, participating industry members from across segments give pairs of flowers or bouquets to surprised…

AIPH announces a Virtual International Horticultural Expo Conference on 30 September

With a mandate agreed by international convention, AIPH, the International Association of Horticultural Producers has been approving and regulating International Horticultural Expos, in partnership with The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), since 1960. The AIPH Virtual Expo Conference on 30…

Physical edition to take place from 6 - 8 October 2021

GrootGroenPlus 2020 to be held digitally

GrootGroenPlus 2020, which will be held from 30 September to 2 October, will not offer a physical platform, but a digital platform. The registrations and advance payments will be transferred to the physical edition that will take place on 6 - 8 October 2021. This way, participants do not have to pay for…

August 24-28:

Colombia: Chrysanthemum Week online this year

From August 24 to 28, the second edition of Chrysanthemum 2020 - or 'Semana del Crisantemo' in Spanish - will be held in Colombia. Traditionally, it is an in-person event, but this year, it will also be online, enabling international visitors to participate. Not only the breeders will open their doors,…

August 19, 2020, From 2-3 pm EST

New session joins Indoor Ag-Conversations webinar series

As the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry grows, companies are facing greater shortages in qualified talent. How can innovation in training and education accelerate the industry to the benefit of all? Hosted by the Farm Tech Society and Indoor Ag-Con, LLC, "The Future of Farming: Educating…

'Blind Flower Challenge with Intrigue Teaches'

The Big Flower Fight Stars took a design challenge at SAF Reinvention Summit

Ball SB recently sponsored an activity at the SAF Reinvention Summit where the Big Flower Fight Stars took a design challenge. It was called the Blind Flower Challenge with Intrigue Teaches. The Semi-finalist Sarah Campbell and Jordan Marx demonstrated some of the creativity and quick thinking they honed…

New exhibition dates: 27th - 29th May 2021

Thailand: Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia postponed until May 2021

Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia, which were scheduled to take place at BITEC, Bangkok, in October 2020, have been postponed. The uncertain travel entry regulations for Thailand have led organisers, DLG International and VNU Asia Pacific, to the conclusion that it will not be possible to organise…

Smiemans Projecten

August 24 - September 18

EFSA Green Retail Days offer garden center inspiration

This year, Trend organisation EFSA will organise the EFSA Green Retail Days 2020. During these days it is possible to attend a Green Retail Tour and visit several garden centres and suppliers, including lunch at Jardin d’Hiverre. You can also follow some interesting webinars or plan your individual trip…

The insight behind Danziger’s new Chrysanthemums Portfolio strategy

“We grow emotions”

Danziger MUMs assortment and innovative breeding will be presented at Danziger’s Open Days, August 24th - 29th (week 35), in Antioquia, Colombia. Different studies show that flowers are a powerful inducer of positive emotions. Living in an environment surrounded by flowers or just buying or receiving flowers have a significant…

"Massive displays of kniphofia and other perennials"

China: Terra Nova Nurseries showcases plants at Beijing Expo Park, Terra Nova Garden

Terra Nova Nurseries announced the progress and performance of its thousands of plants that were installed at Beijing Expo Park in the Yanqing District Beijing, China, in April 2020. Large quantities of coleus, coreopsis, echinacea, heuchera, kniphofia, tradescantia, and other genera in the designated…

Flower Circus

Chrysanthemum Week in Colombia: Flower Circus Talks

Flower Circus talks had Juan David from Deliflor Latin Amerca as their guest. They talked about the Chrysanthemum week which will be held from 24 to 28th of August in Colombia. In this week all Chrysanthemum Breeders blossom all their variety of flowers within the same week to offer them to the market.…

Topical line-up for first Hort Science Online

ICL’s first digital Hort Science Online event – 21 September 2020 - will feature topical subjects including woodfibre and the future of growing media, protecting against black vine weevil in the post-Exemptor era and expanding the grower plant health toolbox with biostimulants. The first in this series of…

Tour: August 24, Live program: September 2-3

NL: Plantarium Digital Expo 2020 presents Greentours, live program

A second corona wave seems imminent, but Plantarium Digital Expo will in any case continue to safely offer digital and physical interaction between companies and visitors. The live program offers plenty of inspiration, knowledge and insights to visitors from all around the world. Safe from their chair at…

Zimbabwe: HortiFlor rescheduled to September 14-16, 2021

It was decided to reschedule the international horticulture & floriculture trade fair HortiFlor 2020, which was planned to be held from Tuesday September 15th to Thursday…

Canada Blooms

Canada Blooms chooses theme for 2021

As the 25th Canada Blooms Festival approaches, it is interesting to point out that Canada Blooms itself was considered an Anniversary Gift. In 1997, founders The Garden Club of Toronto and Landscape of Ontario were both approaching important anniversaries. The Garden Club, with 500 members, had the…

One week left for virtual conference PMA Fresh Connections: Southern Africa

The Fresh Connections: Southern Africa conference hosted by the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is the largest gathering of the fresh produce industry in southern Africa. For the last decade, this event has connected the entire fresh produce supply chain, from growers, distributors and processors to…

PMA pulls back the curtains on the Fresh Summit 2020 virtual experience

Produce Marketing Association welcomed guests, suppliers, and media to a public webinar on Thursday, August 13 to get a sneak peek at the Fresh Summit 2020 experience. The…

Ol Pejeta Conservancy

Kenyan COVID-19 fundraiser donation & sofa safari at Ol Pejeta Conservancy

In April, the Kenyan government announced a 5% tax relief because of COVID-19. Since then the Dümmen Orange farm in Embu has organised monthly fundraisers allowing staff to donate their 5% to projects to help those who have been affected most by the pandemic. This month’s fundraiser revenues were donated…

US (MD): MANTS shifting from in-person show to alternate platform for 2021 due to pandemic

Due to COVID-19 concerns, ongoing restrictions on large indoor gatherings, and unforeseen unavailability at the Baltimore Convention Center, the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show announced on Aug. 4 that the 2021 show, initially scheduled for Jan. 6-8, is unable to take place as an in-person event. MANTS…

Cornell University

'Show must go on' for Cornell Annual Flower Trials

2020 was quite a year. Cornell Horticulture had to cancel their annual Floriculture Field Day. But the annual flower and foliage plant trials located near the Cornell Botanic Gardens’ Nevins Center are looking good, as shown in the video below. Source: Cornell University

AIPH

AIPH announces Virtual International Horticultural Expo Conference on 30 September

With a mandate agreed by international convention, AIPH, the International Association of Horticultural Producers has been approving and regulating International Horticultural Expos, in partnership with The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), since 1960. The AIPH Virtual Expo Conference on 30…

Ter Laak Orchids

webinars, August 21 & 26

Incentives, savings & productivity gains

360 Energy is hosting two webinars that focus on incentives, savings and productivity gains. Webinar #1: Productivity and SustainabilitySee how Dutch greenhouse operator, Ter Laak Orchids is leading the way. In combination with the business community, research institutions and universities, Ter Laak…

Preparing for Carnation Open House 2021 in Colombia

The Dümmen Orange team in Colombia has started preparing for the Carnation Open House 2021 in week 9 at La Gaitana Farms, near Bogotá. Currently they are planting carnation cuttings at the experimental station. The Carnation Open House 2021 runs parallel to the national Carnation Week during which all…

at Fiera di Padova on 1 December 2020

Italy: The future of green at “Flormart City Forum”

The green revolution at the centre of tomorrow’s smart cities: The Flormart motors never stop turning and already in 2020 it is inviting its community to reflect together on the sector’s prospects and create new growth opportunities. Companies, professionals, experts and representatives of public…

Suntory's Bracteantha Granvia Gold; first choice at Plantpeddler’s Variety Day

Plantpeddler held their annual Variety Day, Friday August 7, along with celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the company. The trials were held in the new site, completed the Spring of 2020, and represents an investment in grower success by “Testing the Best in the Midwest”. The event showcased nearly…

with ThinkPlants

Terra Nova Nurseries announces role in Beijing Florascape Co., Ltd.’s online broadcast

Terra Nova Nurseries announced its involvement in Beijing Florascape Co., Ltd.’s (BJFC) online broadcast that took place April 25, 2020, during the digital BJFC Spring Flower…

Take a peek at the online Fleuroselect Trial

At Fleuroselect, they were very happy they could organise a Digital Trial Walk this July. Approx. 30 professionals from all over the world joined us for an online visit of this year’s Fleuroselect trial at the PanAmerican Seed trial location in Venhuizen (NL). Ruud Brinkkemper, Regional Breeding Director…

New dates in light of COVID 19 pandemic

Doha to host International Horticultural Expo in 2023

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has reviewed upcoming International Horticultural Exhibitions, that falls under its approval, due to the COVID-19 pandemic repercussions. Considering the time it takes to prepare a high-quality A1 International Horticultural Exhibition and…

24 – 28 March 2021

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show will return in March 2021

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest floral and garden Show, the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, will return to the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton…

August 14-16, 2020

UK: Flower Farmer's Big Weekend going virtual

The Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend is going digital on 14-16 August, inviting all behind the scenes of the award-winning Flowers from the Farm movement to meet the independent,…

TLS Knowledge College, Other Show Elements to go Virtual

US (FL): The 2020 Landscape show has been cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) reached a reluctant decision to cancel The 2020 Landscape Show, scheduled for Sept. 17-19, 2020 in Orlando,…

Star Roses and Plants’ 2020 Open House goes virtual

The Star Roses and Plants’ annual Open House is going virtual this year. “Our Open House has always been a way to show our latest products and brands and what we have lined up…

Great demand for overseas flowers was revealed on-site

China: 25,641 visitors for Flower Expo Asia 2020

Flower Expo Asia 2020, the show upgrading from the former Flower Expo China, was successfully staged this August 3rd-5th at China Import & Export Fair Complex, the organization announces in their press release. It is committed to being the most professional flower expo in Asia and unveiling post-pandemic…

Royal FloraHolland, Expo 2021 Hatay and PERA Events

New sponsors onboard to support the ornamental industry at AIPH’s Virtual International Conference

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) announces three headline sponsors for its Virtual International Conference; ‘Recovery from crisis – the future…

US: Farwest Show launches virtual contest to crown 2020 New Varieties Showcase winners

There is no Farwest Show this year in Portland due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there is still a New Varieties Showcase. It's just being held online and in the pages of…

Tournament of Roses

US (CA): Pasadena Tournament of Roses unable to host 2021 Rose Parade on New Year’s Day

With reluctance and tremendous disappointment, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announces that, in accordance with Governor Newsom’s Phase IV re-opening schedule, and after thoughtful consideration of the restrictions and guidelines in place as a result of COVID-19, they are unable to host…

GlobalGAP

GlobalGAP hosts World Consultation Tour 2020

The GlobalGAP World Consultation Tour 2020 is the largest worldwide consultation ever undertaken for a private standard for good agricultural practices (G.A.P.). In 2020, the organization is in the process of revising their Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA) standard version 6, and they would like to take…

Holland Dahlia Event 2020: visiting sites open mid-August

This time, the Holland Dahlia Event will be a special version of what has now become an annual event for the last four years. Although not scheduled for a specific date every…

Westland Horti Tours slowly starting up again

It should not come as a surprise that with the corona crisis, the activities of Westland Horti Tours also ceased abruptly. Now that the growers are getting to work again, it is also time for Aad Verduijn, the man behind the greenhouse horticultural promotion company, to get started again. The first…

The Flower and Plant Show

November 12-14, Tüyap Beylikdüzü (Turkey)

Green solutions for the construction sector at The Flower and Plant Show 2020

The Flower and Plant Show offers “green solutions” for the construction industry. Ranging from branded housing projects to office buildings and from residences to commercial structures, The Flower and Plant Show will held by Tarsus Turkey at Tüyap Beylikdüzü, with the support of Landscape Architects and…

July 27, 2020:

Floral industry pros discuss reinvention tactics during SAF's Reinvention Summit

How has the pandemic reshaped consumer behavior — and how long lasting will those changes be? What are the key motivators for floral purchasing? And, what strategies do you need today to lead your team through this crisis? These are some of the conversations that floral industry panelists will lead next…

Tuesday, July 28, 11:30 a.m. Eastern

HRI Coffee Chat: FNRI research on IPM Strategies for invasive insects

On July 28, HRI will organize a live Q&A session with FNRI researchers Dr. Cindy McKenzie and Dr. Lance Osborne. "Get your coffee and your questions ready and sit down to a…

Watch BEST Human Capital Advisory Group Cultivate'20 seminar replay

Succession planning when there is no succession

The events of this year have profoundly affected professionals, with many choosing to retire early. At BEST, they are experiencing an increase in both succession and exit planning in the horticulture industry, and many others.  "Most business owners have no transition plan. It gets even more complicated when…

In-person fair is moved to September 2-4, 2021

2020 edition of Zieleń to Zycie & Flower Expo Polska will be online

The International Zieleń To Zycie & Flower Expo Polska connects producers and recipients in all sectors of ornamental horticulture. For the 28th time, on 3-5 September 2020,…

IPM Essen

IPM Essen:

"Personal contact cannot be replaced by digital communication"

"Personal contact cannot be replaced by digital communication", the advisory board of IPM Essen agreed in its first meeting after the Corona break. The crisis has made it clearer than ever how important exchange within the green industry is in order to stay up to date and to drive the business forward.…

25,000 euro research budget available for unmanned growing concepts

The Dutch Horticulture and Propagation Materials Top Sector (Topsector Tuinbouw & Uitgangsmaterialen, T&U) invites entrepreneurs who want to develop an innovative idea,…

Southern Nursery Association Conference goes virtual

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced that The SNA Conference will be delivered through a virtual platform in 2021. After careful consideration, the decision…

August 3-7

Webinars: Educational sessions for all kinds of growers

BFG Supply, supplier for ornamental growers, garden centers, edible crop production, marketing and social media, plant varieties, and cannabis/hemp cultivation, is hosting 5…

Sakata Seed America confirms participation in 2021 California Summer Trials event

Sakata Seed America officially announced their participation in the 2021 California Summer Trials event. Formerly known as California Spring Trials, CAST is slated to move from a spring timeframe to a summer slot (Wednesday, June 23rd – Sunday, June 27th) in 2021. ‘Sakata is happy to announce our…

June 11-12, 2021

US (FL): FNGLA Annual Convention has been rescheduled

FNGLA has made the decision to postpone its Annual Convention until June 11-12, 2021. Due to the pandemic, the FNGLA Annual Convention dates already shifted from June 5-6 to…

Christmasworld, Paperworld, Creativeworld

Trade fair trio makes face-to-face meetings possible with its protection and hygiene concept

With B2B business, it is particularly important to establish personal contacts and discuss solutions as well as experience products firsthand - this is the only way to achieve business objectives. These aspects are therefore also the cornerstones of the Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld trade…

Ball Seed

July 28-August 14, West Chicago

US (IL): The Gardens at Ball are open for the Ball Seed Customer Days

The annual Ball Seed Field Day and Landscape Day is reinvented this Summer to accommodate a wider range of open dates and to welcome guests safely with adequate social distance. Ball Seed Customer Days will run Tuesdays through Fridays, July 28-August 14, in two daily visitor time periods: 8am to 10am…

August 3-7:

US (NH): Pleasant View Gardens Virtual Open House week

For decades, Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) has celebrated its customers, partners, good fortune, and enthusiasm for the future by throwing one of the finest open house events…

July 27 - August 7, 2020

US: Walters Gardens Michigan Garden Plant Tour will be a little different this year

Walters Gardens will again be participating in the Michigan Garden Plant Tour, but due to ongoing public health concerns will be scaling back their services in order to keep our staff safe and gardens open. "We will not be able to offer in person tours this year or access to our facilities, greenhouses,…


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