Events

South Florida Unit floral seminar with Renee Tucci AIFD PFCI

On November 3, 2019, the South Florida Unit of Teleflora Members hosted a special floral seminar at Jet Fresh Flower Distributors in Miami. The Profitable Parties and Successful Soirees seminar featured acclaimed floral designer Renee Tucci, AIFD, PFCI, coordinated by Ralph Giordano, AIFD. The workshop…

February 28-March 1, Charlotte

US (NC): 2020 National Floriculture Forum

The dates of the 2020 National Floriculture Forum are February 28 – March 1 (note that it is a leap year!) in Charlotte, NC. The timing of the NFF overlaps with AFE’s Board…

UK: HTA sets out plans for environmental sustainability roadmap

At the Cultivating Retail conference taking place on 19 November in Nottingham, HTA chairman James Barnes announced a commitment to develop an industry-wide environmental sustainability roadmap. An environmental sustainability roadmap will enable the HTA to be the central point of policy information for…

The CSFA annual event in retrospect

The California State Floral Association’s (CSFA) annual event - “CaliFlora 2019” – “Floral Artistry Showcase” was hosted by the ‘The Original Los Angeles Flower Market’. Saturday was filled with hands-on education classes featuring instructors, Anthony Alvarez AIFD, CCF, EMC (Garland Construction –…

China: Many methods integrated to build a "Yunhua" brand

The Agriculture and Rural Affairs Department of Yunnan Province says that the flower industry is one of the eight key industries in Yunnan to build a world-class “green food brand”. After more than 30 years of development, Yunnan has become one of the most important flower producing areas in the world.…

March 16-18, Guangzhou

Horticulture materials exporters gather at CFTF 2020

Flower Expo China 2020 (China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair) is going to be held March 16th (Monday) to March 18th (Wednesday). Organized by Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group, there are going to be more than 300 exhibitors from more than 20 countries registered,…

in cooperation with Dümmen Orange

GASA Young Plants shows main selling varieties for Scandinavian market at “Poinsettia Open House”

Again this year, GASA GROUP’s Young Plants department held a “Poinsettia Open House” in cooperation with Dümmen Orange. Around 50 visitors, mainly growers, joined the event on November 13 2019 at GASA GROUP’s new domicile at Logistikvej 4 in Odense, Denmark. GASA Young Plants showed the main selling varieties…

HTA request a pragmatic approach from Defra on plant passporting implementation

With the new plant passporting regulations coming into force in less than a month, the HTA has requested that Defra operate a common-sense approach to implementation. The suggestion is that a 12 month grace period is introduced where no penalties will be issued for non-compliance as long as businesses…

Open days from November 22-23 in Sabaudia

Italy: Lazzeri opens doors of their 10ha nursery

From November 22-23, Italian breeder and young plant supplier Lazzeri will open its doors of its 10ha greenhouse in Sabaudia (LT), Italy. During the open days, they will present their complete series of poinsettias including future varieties, a new series of interspecific pelargonium and a new series of…

Photo Report: FloraHolland Trade Fair (FHTF)

Last week, roughly 400 potted plant growers, 200 cut flower growers and 150 suppliers (breeders, packaging companies and a single trading company) brought together 'the world's largest selection of plants and flowers' in the halls of Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer. A little further on, in Vijfhuizen,…

Photo Report: IFTF 2019

Last Friday the Expo Haarlemmermeer closed its doors in Vijfhuizen for the tenth edition of the international floriculture trade exhibition (IFTF). The trade fair had an excellent start on Wednesday and was again characterized by its very international character. There was an optimistic atmosphere and the organization is also…

Impression of Eurasia Plant Fair / Flower Show 2019

Turkish growers set sight on export

Turkish cut flower and ornamental plant growers have set their export target at 125 million USD for the year 2019, and the prominent growers will all meet and demonstrate their products at the Eurasia Plant Fair / Flower Show 2019. The Flower Show / Eurasia Plant Fair opened its doors at the Tüyap Fair Convention…

Ex-managers of DLV Greenhouse Horticulture back in the greenhouse together

Recently, tens of ex-managers of DLV Greenhouse Horticulture visited the Delphy greenhouses. They were given a tour by Jacco van der Wekken and Arlet Dechering. But why exactly did the ex-managers visit Delphy? From the former DLV, DLV Plant and DLVge were formed back in 2005, after which DLV Plant and…

December 6-7, Gainesville

UF Environmental Horticulture Club to host 23rd annual poinsettia sale

While Floridians aren’t likely to see snow during the holidays, they can still enjoy the winter season with poinsettias grown by the University of Florida’s Environmental Horticulture Club. The club will host its 23rd annual poinsettia sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 and 7. The sale will be held at…

Myanmar: Flower Forum to be held in Pyin Oo Lwin

On 4 December 2019, a first Flower Forum event will be held in one of the mountainous flower production cities in Shan-State, Myanmar called ‘Pyin Oo Lwin’, also named the ‘Flower Garden of Myanmar’. Last year, the ‘Myanmar Flower Sector Quick Scan Report’ was launched and discussed already with the Dutch flower…

Plastic fantastic?

Sustainable packaging is a hot topic in horticulture right now. That was shown on Tuesday 29 October by the interest in the packaging event at World Horti Center.  WHC organised a trade fair and seminar in collaboration with participants. The whole day focused on the theme of ‘Plastic Fantastic? Working with sustainable packaging’.…

Mr. Plant Geek visits Danziger’s NovemberFest

Michael Perry, a.k.a. Mr. Plant Geek, joins growers, young plant producers, retailers and brokers, during Danziger’s flagship event, NovemberFest. Throughout this month-long event, Danziger is presenting more than 1000 flowering pots, 500 varieties, 50 different crops and 60 flower series. NovemberFest…

Aster buyers get red carpet treatment

The Showmakers group held a major promotion among the aster buyers this year in the run-up to the aster season. The biggest buyers of the asters from Showmakers were able to win a Hollywood package. This includes a star on the ‘Walk of Fame’ during the Trade Fair, cinema tickets and a beautiful glass…

Magic Stars shine at Emsflower

More than 100 plant growers participated in Selecta's traditional poinsettia tour yesterday. This time, the location was Emsflower, one of the biggest plant growers in Europe, and a big player in the poinsettia market. They grow 1.2 million of them in a wide range (around 80% of the poinsettia assortment is from Selecta). Selecta…

March 25-29, Melbourne

Melbourne International Flower & Garden to celebrate 25 years

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show presented by Lawn Solutions Australia, returns 25 – 29 March 2020 for its 25th anniversary. For its silver Anniversary they will be celebrating the “Best of the Best” landscape & floral designers who have taken out the event’s top awards in previous years.…

HilverdaFlorist partners with American Takii for CAST 2020

HilverdaFlorist will present as one company during California Spring Trials in March 2020 on the location of American Takii in Salinas California. Florist Holland has presented itself at Grolink Plants in Oxnard for the past years. During this period Florist Holland has made itself visible as the gerbera…

Open discussions on positioning and cooperation at BGI Association day

The BGI (Association of the German flower wholesale and import trade) Association day 2019 took place on 13-14 September in Cologne, Germany. Union Fleurs’ Secretary General Sylvie Mamias participated in the 2-day conference and visits event alongside 100 BGI members and stakeholders as well as several…

“Trade For Her” conference hosted by outgoing EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström

After being invited by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström to a brainstorming lunch on 8 July to prepare for the conference together with a handful of other Brussels-based women influencers, Sylvie Mamias (Union Fleurs) attended on 30 September the Trade for Her Conference, which investigated how to…

December 11, Wageningen

Circular Horticulture 2025

The circular economy is coming and Dutch horticulture has to prepare for it. The Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture of Wageningen University & Research is preparing for a Circular Horticulture 2025. Wageningen students are kindly invited to join Eric Poot and Alexander Boedijn in Impulse on December 11th, 14.15–17.00. They…

Royal FloraHolland members get together for discussion sessions

From 12 to 26 November, the Royal FloraHolland Members’ Council organizes a new round of member sessions in the Netherlands, Kenya, Ethiopia, Israel and Germany. This is the time for members to discuss the most important cooperative themes. The Members' Council is the link between the members, the…

November 14-16, Istanbul

Flower Show İstanbul/Eurasia Plant Fair ready to go

Soon, more than 16,500 buyers will enjoy discovering plant and landscaping products at The Flower Show Istanbul / Eurasia Plant Fair. Gathering brands under one big roof, The Flower Show Istanbul / Eurasia Plant Fair will inspire buying. The biggest plant and landscaping fair in Turkey will open its…

Mastercourse Vegetables follows a successful floricultural edition

15 international horticultural managers finalized their Mastercourse Floriculture 2019 with a visit to the Aalsmeer Trade Fair. The participants to the course were in the Netherlands for two weeks and during numerous visits to knowledge and technology suppliers and producers discussed the future of…

Milestone Fresh turns 15

On Wednesday, 6 November, Milestone Fresh celebrated its 15th anniversary. This Dutch company opened small offices in Rotterdam and Schiphol 15 years ago. Since then, it has grown into an international business. Milestone Fresh has more than 50 employees in the Netherlands alone. This expediting company does not only have…

GCA Trust sponsored delegates say IGCA Congress ‘exceeded expectations’

Emma Lamb and Sam Clark who were sponsored by the GCA Trust to attend the International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress have reported back about their experiences. Barton Grange Garden Centre’s Emma and Sam, who works for Cowell’s Garden Centre, were picked for the Trust’s Dick Allen…

International Grower of the Year finalists announced

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has announced the finalists of the International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2020 which takes place on the 28th January 2020 at IPM Essen in Germany. Ten ornamentals growers from eight different countries (China, Ecuador, Hong Kong,…

A look at Egypt's Autumn Flower Exhibition

Colorful flowers, ornamental plants, shrubs, seedlings, vases and landscape accessories have been charmingly displayed by dozens of exhibitors in Egypt's first autumn horticulture expo that has kicked off on Saturday at the yard of the Agricultural Museum in Giza, near the capital Cairo, after 30 years…

Colours of Nature finishes cycle tour on the exhibition floor

The trade fair week, last week, started in a sportive way for Colours of Nature. A couple of growers and employees of the mini gerbera cooperation got on their bicycles Wednesday morning the 6th of November and cycled to the Dutch town of Aalsmeer. Special actionWhereas most exhibitors where stuck in traffic…

IFTF and FHTF coming to an end

After 2 busy days with fully filled parking lots, the Haarlemmermeer Expo in Vijfhuizen will today, on the third and final day, close its doors of the 10th edition of the IFTF. Nearly 300 exhibitors again did their utmost best to present their products and services and of course their novelties or new innovations that will…

Wholesale Florist & Florist Supply Association

Photos WF&FSA Floral Distribution Conference

With nearly 600 attendees, the Wholesale Florists & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA) closed its annual Floral Distribution Conference in Miami (FL) yesterday, November 7. The three-day event offered educational sessions on disruptions within the floral distribution channel, including changes to…

Disneyland prepares for holidays with 10,000 poinsettias and 10,000 cyclamen

As thousands of people flood into the Disneyland Resort to enjoy the holiday decorations, it’s hard to remember that this was once considered the slow season — a time when people were too busy shopping and cooking to think about theme parks. But that was before the company made a massive investment in…

UK: Brian Whipker to open the Spring Conference 2020 on New Concepts in pot plant culture

Brian will open the conference, in Peterborough, this year with presentations on plant nutrition and growth regulation. He is well known as a speaker as well as a researcher and extension worker in floriculture and below you can read some more about his main focus in his horticultural career. North…

FloraHolland Trade Fair brimming with sustainability

The Greenovation Award was won by JH van der Vossen BV with the 'bulbs on pot ECO' concept. The award was presented at the FloraHolland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer by the CEO of Royal FloraHolland, Steven van Schilfgaarde. En de winnaar van de Greenovation Award 2019 is... JH van der Vossen B.V.! Van harte gefeliciteerd! #TFA2019…

Positive atmosphere at IFTF overshadows challenging year for rose growers

The IFTF is in its second day today and the atmosphere is positive - even at the rose growers, who are in particular dealing with a challenging year. When walking down the aisles, we do not hear complaints, but we see the rose growers taking steps to diversify themselves. They are not doing this by…

Kenyan business leaders optimistic about 2nd CIIE's role in boosting trade

Kenyan firms will participate in the upcoming second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai to exhibit their products in a push to grow trade with China. Kenyan…

webinar, December 18

Current management and research on cut peonies

The Department of Horticultural Science at North Carolina State University is hosting a webinar focusing on cut peonies. Registration is open and free. Apart from production practices, new research on postharvest handling methods and management of pest and diseases will also be shared. This webinar is…

Rose breeder wins four awards from the 2020 American Garden Rose Selections testing program

Star Roses and Plants, a genetics company involved directly in breeding roses, edibles, perennials and woody plants, announced that it won four awards from the 2020 American Garden Rose Selections (AGRS) testing program. AGRS recognizes roses that are easy to care for, disease-resistant and suitable for…

‘Il Bosco di Myplant’ has planted its first tree in Milano

Myplant & Garden participates in the project of making Milan a greener city. The plan of the ForestaMI programme, organised by the City Council of Milan, is to plant 3 million trees within 2030 in the metropolitan area of the city. On 25 October Myplant has planted the first tree at Parco Nord: it has…

IFTF and FHTF underway

Floriculture industry shines in Aalsmeer and Vijfhuizen

It's November again, and the floriculture industry has no time for the blues - everyone is in the Netherlands again to show their colors in Vijfhuizen and Aalsmeer, at the IFTF and the FHTF. Hundreds of growers, breeders, traders... and of course the FloralDaily team, are decorating the aisles. We're…

Netherlands: Large joint project vital cultivation hyacinth starts

On October 15, a consortium of companies has started a research project to make the cultivation of hyacinths sustainable. Together, they will improve, speed up, or adjust various aspects of the cultivation The project has two objectives. 1. Proof-of-concept: The joint development of a new cultivation…

Consumer brain takes center stage at Floriforum 2019

How can we sell more flowers to more people? That was the main question during Floriforum, which was held yesterday on the eve of the International Flower Trade Fair. Growers, traders, retailers and florists would love to be able to look inside the mind of consumers and click the button "Buy Now". While…

November 19, Jordan

CAN (ON): Poinsettia Open House at Jeffery’s Greenhouse

Once again, Focus Greenhouse Management and Jeffery’s Greenhouse are partnering for the 2019 Poinsettia Open House. There will be presentations on pest management in poinsettia, troubleshooting production issues as well as plant growth regular trials. And, as always, there will be lots and lots of…

Winners announced of AAS Display Garden Landscape Design Challenge

All-America Selections’ 2019 Landscape Design Challenge used the theme of “Re-Use, Recycle, Re-Imagine” to inspire this year’s creations. Each garden was free to interpret the theme in their chosen manner. For this challenge, AAS provided the gardens with recent AAS Winner seed and plants. The gardens…

Bercomex introduces three new flower processing solutions

This year, Bercomex Flower Processing Solutions is introducing three new solutions during the IFTF in The Netherlands. Last year was an eventful year for the Invaro Agri & Horti Technology Group, which also includes Schouten Agri Sorting Solutions and Invaro Services & Supplies. For example, Schouten…

British growers on tour in Dutch automation landscape

Following on from the Automation Tour on the 17th & 18th September, Vas Agache shares some of the automation the British grower has seen. At Baas, the growers saw a stand-alone packing robot. "It looked futuristic but was in commissioning phase so we did not get to see it run, unfortunately", Vas says.…

November 12-14, Dubai

IPM Dubai 2019 gears up for regional & international markets

To meet the increasing demands in the sector, International Plants Expo Middle East (IPM Dubai), under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, jointly organized by Messe Essen GmbH and planetfair Dubai LLC,…

November 12, Lower Saxony

Selecta One invites to yearly Magic Stars event

In keeping with the Poinsettia season, Selecta One organises its Magic Stars event on 12th November 2019. This year, the producer of young plants welcomes Poinsettia growers and interested parties at the company Emsflower in the region of Lower Saxony in Germany and offers an informative day programme. The…

Show Your Colours Award gets 5th edition at IPM 2020

The Show Your Colours Award will be presented for the fifth time during the International Pfanzenmesse (IPM) 2020 in Essen (Germany). All IPM exhibitors with woody plants and perennials can submit plants or plant concepts for this award. The Show Your Colours Award IPM 2020 is organised by Messe Essen,…

KUBO tops Dutch award list

On Friday, November 1, the winner of the Hillenraad100 - 2019 edition was announced during the Hortigala of the Year in the Ridderzaal in The Hague. To the great surprise of the more than two hundred attendees from the entire horticultural sector, KUBO Group took to the podium as the new number one. The evening, which was…

Orange tulips to bloom in Ottawa to celebrate 75 year of liberation in Holland

About 100,000 of the special liberation bulbs are being planted by the National Capital Commission (NCC) in Ottawa, where they will bloom into large, bright orange tulips in time for the commemoration of Holland’s liberation on May 5, 2020 — and the Canadian Tulip Festival, one of Ottawa’s top…

2020 American Flowers Week branding unveiled

Flower farmer, botanical artist and new Slow Flowers member Tamara Hough of Morning Glory Flowers has been commissioned to design the American Flowers Week branding for 2020. "The playful and charming floral ladies, faces and fashions that Tamara posts on her Instagram feed captured our imagination as a…

Malaysia-Vietnam trade gets boost

Malaysia is targeting to push its trade volume with Vietnam to US$15 billion (about RM60.6 billion) by next year. Vietnam-Malaysia Business Association spokesperson Dinh Hai Yen said that for last year, Vietnam’s total export of various goods to Malaysia was US$3.81 billion, while its import from…

Greenhouse horticulture consortium signs agreement with Kazakhstan

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan visits Dutch greenhouse horticulture

The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Askar Mamin, visited the Netherlands on Wednesday 30 October. He was visiting our country at the invitation of Prime Minister Rutte. Since high-tech horticulture is becoming increasingly important in Kazakhstan, Mamin visited World Horti Center. The 14-member delegation…

Netherlands: 10th anniversary ‘Next Generation Growing’ celebrated with 100 people

Over one hundred people gathered in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Next Generation Growing (NGG), a sustainable way of growing inside the greenhouse. NGG is consistantly changing, as the ideas around sustainability shift, the afternoon-filled program offered those new…

Ammerlaan TGI

"Distinguishing on assortment and production"

Ammerlaan TGI distinguishes itself from the competition in two different ways, in assortment and production. To not only tell, but also show, the doors are open to clients and other interested persons for the fourth time in the week of the Fair Trade (4-8 November). Sales team, from left to right: Dennis…

US (VA): First annual NewGen field day

On an unseasonably warm October day, NewGen welcomed many of their new licensees to Saunders Brothers Nursery for their first annual NewGen Boxwood Field Day. Joining the NewGen and Saunders Brothers team were 12 attendees from 9 different nurseries, along with several researchers and industry…

Disneyland of flowers in the desert

The Dubai Miracle Garden, with numerous selfie-perfect floral artistries, is the world’s largest natural flower garden. It reopened on November 1, 2019. More than 65 million flowers are arranged in 2D and 3D designs at the garden. Located in the heart of Dubailand, the 72,000-square-metre destination is…

"The power of flowers is real"

On October 23, Dümmen Orange, North America led four Petal It Forward events across the country. In Columbus, Ohio, where the company’s North American operations are based, the group distributed over 500 bouquets and 600 succulents to surprised recipients over the lunch hour. With the directive to keep one bouquet or succulent…

Dutch horticulture inspires international entrepreneurs

Currently, a group of young entrepreneurs are touring the Dutch horticultural sector. This group, about 20 people, has literally gathered from all corners of the world. The common denominator is that each of them in his or her field - especially nurseries, but also a single breeder, propagator, or…

Day of the Dead flowers and history

Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos), is a holiday that is celebrated annually on November 1st and 2nd to honor and remember those that have passed on. The holiday resembles All Saints Day and All Souls Day, which are celebrated after Halloween on the Christian calendar. First developed in Mexico, the…

Photo report symposium Inholland Hi-Tech Horticulture 2030

Autonomous cultivation, scouting with drones and ordering products with your voice

Every year the fourth-year students Horticultural & Agribusiness at Inholland Delft University of Applied Sciences are again faced with the challenge of selecting a subject for the annual symposium that they are allowed to organize. They have knowledge of greenhouse horticulture, both from the lecture…

American ambassador Pete Hoekstra visits Certhon

On Wednesday, October 30th, the American Ambassador Pete Hoekstra visited Certhon. The Ambassador has attended numerous events in the past year due to the recent boom in demand for high-tech agricultural solutions with US growers. As Ambassador, Mr. Hoekstra realizes the importance of strengthening relationships…

Welsh growers recognised in industry awards

Tyfu Cymru sponsored a category at the 25th ‘Gwobrau Lantra Cymru Awards’, which were celebrated in style at a glitzy gala dinner at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells. The awards ceremony hosted by Rachael Garside and Aled Rhys Jones, brought together key partners, organisations and individuals to…

Russia: Dekker and Decorum together are making progress in Moscow

On October 18, a large florist event took place at 7 Flowers Decor in Moscow. The show was a joint initiative of Decorum and Dekker Chrysanten and was held at 7 Flowers, one of the largest suppliers for florists in Russia. More than 500 florists attended the event. Central to the show was the use of…

November 5, Vijfhuizen

Five reasons to attend Floriforum

Union Fleurs, the International Flower Trade Association, is all geared up to welcome participants from across the international floriculture supply-chain for the second edition of Floriforum on Tuesday 5 November (14h-17h) in the IFTF Auditorium in Vijfhuizen. Among those already registered to Floriforum:…

November 19, Nottingham

UK: Hot seat sessions at Cultivating Retail

Key topics impacting the industry will be in the spotlight at next month’s Cultivating Retail Conference on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. 15-minute hot seat sessions will cover a range of subjects providing the latest updates and opportunities to look at what needs…

December 3-6, Victoria

Australian breeders, growers showcase latest innovations

NGIV and Australian plant breeders and growers present the Australian Horticultural Trials 2019. Trials Week encompasses multiple events at various locations in Victoria showing the latest innovations in container, bedding, indoor and outdoor plants. Ball Grower Trials (BGT)Ball Australia is 'Shining the…

"Together we can find solutions to Xylella fastidiosa"

“The whole EU territory is at risk from Xylella fastidiosa, and the more the scientific community works together on this issue, the quicker we’ll be to find solutions to tackle this pest.” That was how Claude Bragard, chair of EFSA’s Panel on Plant Health, summed up the importance of the conference on X. fastidiosa held…

Increase your knowledge about the use of coatings in floriculture during IFTF 2019

Coatings block infrared radiation to control plant temperature

Plants consist for the most part of water, so they are quickly warmed up by infrared radiation. Water absorbs infrared very well. The quality of flowers and plants is adversely affected if it becomes too warm. Reflecting infrared radiation before it enters the greenhouse therefore has a large impact on…

Five featured florists for NZ Flowers Week

New Zealand Flowers Week returns this year from 11-17 November. The theme for this year’s event, The Power Of Flowers, will transcend throughout the week and be celebrated by five freshly picked floristry experts, who have been charged with creating a bespoke floral installation reflective of the event’s…

IPM Workshop series coming to Western Australia

Western Australian growers and production staff are invited to attend the final leg of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Workshop series, held in Perth and Bunbury this November. In collaboration with NGIWA and run by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF), these workshops aim…

Looking back on Petal It Forward 2019

Florists nationwide took part in SAF’s Petal It Forward Event. To be exact, 650 floral teams in all 50 states, plus Canada and Puerto Rico, surprised those in their local communities with two free bouquets each so they can experience the flower power. DVFlora also participated in the event, resulting in…

December 4, St. Catharines

CAN (ON): FCO 2019 Annual General Meeting

Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. will be hosting its Annual 2019 Winter Event at a new location: The Holiday Inn, 327 Ontario St, St. Catharines, ON. Registration will start at…

MacaRouge takes pride of place at Aalsmeer Trade Fair

After winning the coveted FleuroStar Award during the FlowerTrials in June, Begonia MacaRouge is gearing up for the upcoming pot and bedding plant season. Breeder Beekenkamp Ornamentals has upscaled its cutting and young plant production to meet with the high demand following last summer's media…

CIOPORA congress, November 4-5, Amsterdam

Ins and outs of IP rights for plants in Russia

A Workshop on Intellectual Property (IP) for Plants is being organized by CIOPORA (International Association of Breeders) in Amsterdam from 4-5 November. Attention will be paid to developments in the field of the r…

Chinese tree nursery sector shows continuous interest in the Netherlands

In June 2019, for the fifth year in a row, a Chinese tree nursery delegation visited the Netherlands for a two-week study tour. Since the year 2000, the Chinese tree sector has been booming, in part due to favourable government policy and high demand from the real estate and city greening projects.…

Bulgaria and the Netherlands unite efforts in greening cities

On 18th October 2019, an international conference "Green Cities for Sustainable Europe” in Sofia presented the latest trends in greening cities – foremost global knowledge and challenges ahead in the years to come. Decision makers, urban planners, nursery stock producers, landscape architects and green…

"A milestone in Kenya’s horticulture sector"

The Lord Erroll in Runda Nairobi, played host to the inaugural 2019 Kenya Flower Festival which brought together flower enthusiasts in the country on Saturday. Kenya being a flower exporter, the festival signaled a key milestone in the country’s horticulture industry. Founded by Rosemary Kimunya, the…

Jaap Smit, Commissioner of the King:

Ambassadors of over 20 different countries visiting Koppert, De Ruiter and Anthura

Ambassadors of over 20 different countries visited three companies in the Greenport in the West of Holland: Koppert Biological Systems, De Ruiter Seeds Experience and Anthura. The tour was an initiative thought of by the province of South Holland and the participants were accompanied by the Commissioner…

November 5-7, Miami

US (FL): Close to 600 industry professionals expected at Floral Distribution Conference

The Wholesale Florist & Florist Supply Association (WF&FSA) will host its 2019 Floral Distribution Conference (FDC) at the Miami Airport Convention Center next week, November 5-7. Taking place in Miami, FL, this three-day conference is built around the theme “Changing Tides,” and will provide educational…

Conference on Xylella fastidiosa

The second scientific conference on Xylella fastidiosa begins in Corsica tomorrow (29 October), and you can follow it live on the EFSA website. Around 350 plant health specialists from around the world will spend two days discussing and debating the latest scientific developments on X. fastidiosa, its host plants and vectors as…

webinars, November 14 & 15

Technical examination of plant varieties in the EU plant variety protection system

In cooperation with the EU IPR Helpdesk, the CPVO will organise two webinars on 14 & 15 November 2019 focussing on the technical examination (DUS tests) of varieties applying for Community Plant Variety Rights. The…

Florists inspired at Fleurex 2019

Deliflor was present at BFA Fleurex 2019 in Hinckley-Birmingham last weekend. At this exhibition for English florists, Deliflor inspired visitors with their chrysanthemum assortment. The exhibition attracted a lot of visitors and the company had the chance to meet a lot of florists at their stand. The novelties…

Jochum Genuit, Mienis Water:

"Water management is more important than ever"

To run a successful business a grower needs high production, low production costs and quality. Water and water management is an essential part to achieve that. According to Jochum Genuit of Mienis Water, water management is more important than ever. Jochum Genuit at the IFTEX 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Clean…

Japanese garden rose variety appreciated by judges

Alexandra Farms recently participated in Proflora. Alexandra Farms displays all of its commercial cut garden roses in their booth during the show. Visitors include current and potential customers from all over the world. This year they were visited by customers from the USA, Canada, Holland, England,…

New Zealand: Beautiful blooms at tulip exporter's open day

Rain showers didn't deter thousands of people from taking the ultimate southern selfie in fields of tulips on Monday. Southland tulip exporter Triflor NZ opened its gates so that people could visit the company's blooms, and thousands of people showed up, operations manager Rudi Verplancke said.…

Who will be the winner of the Greenovation Awards 2019?

More than 16,000 visitors from all over the world. Blooming and fascinating stands. Challenging speakers, the latest trends and last but not least; the presentation of the Greenovation Awards. Once again this year, this coveted award will be presented during the Trade Fair Aalsmeer. International…

Floral pros in 50 States ‘Petal It Forward’

When Brian Wheat, AAF, PFCI, took to the airwaves in Denver last week to promote Petal It Forward, he figured he'd drum up some excitement for the Society of American Florists-led feel-good giveaway and generate positive press for Lafayette Florist, Gift Shop & Garden Center, his family's longtime…

"A country with huge potential"

First international horticulture & floriculture business exhibition scheduled for 2020 in Myanmar

Bringing the world of horticulture and floriculture to Myanmar will be the prime goal of the first edition of the international trade fair “Myanmar HortiFair”, scheduled for 2020 in Yangon, Myanmar. From Friday February 21 to Sunday February 23 a unique B2B platform for the fresh grown sector will be…

August 26-28, Portland

Farwest Show accepting speaker proposals for 2020 lineup

The Farwest Show is seeking speakers to present educational seminars during the 2020 event, August 26–28 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Farwest, produced by the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN), offers more than 40 hours of seminars led by industry experts from across the…

Registrations still open for Trade Fair Aalsmeer

The Trade Fair Aalsmeer will be held on 6, 7 and 8 November, with an exhibition area of 25,000 m2, 20,000 products and 700 exhibitors from the Netherlands and abroad. Growers, breeders and traders will be presenting their novelties and special flowers and plants to a wide audience. The three-day event…

Holex Flower honors Dutch masters at annual IFTF flower fair

From 6 – 8 November the annual IFTF flower fair takes place in Vijfhuizen, where professionals in the flower industry present themselves to a big and international audience. At exhibition stand B4.06, visitors can discover the benefits of Holex Flower as global partner for the import of fresh cut…

"We're looking at a global crop protection protocol to support growers"

A new scouting tool – Natutec Scout – will be the focus of Koppert Biological Systems’ stand at this year’s International Floritrade Fair held annually at Vijfhuizen in the Netherlands from 6-8 November. Koppert’s Natutec Scout is currently being used by a number of tomato growers in the Netherlands. ‘Retail…

President Kenyatta arrives In Sochi for first Russia-Africa Summit

President Kenyatta who is accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta arrived from Japan where he was a special guest of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the historic enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito. On the sidelines of the Summit, which is being attended by over 40 Heads of State and…

Photo report: Horticulture at Fruit Attraction

This week the Fruit Attraction took place again in Madrid. Although the general focus of the exhibition is on the fresh produce industry, horticultural suppliers find their way there as well.  The fair is also referred to as 'Little Berlin', a reference to the Fruit Logistica trade fair, which is popular in…

December 5, Cresco

US (IA): Over 150 varieties at Poinsettia Variety Day

Plantpeddler is hosting a side by side comparison of over 150 commercial and pre-release Poinsettia varieties, produced under true production protocols and environmental conditions. All major Poinsettia breeders will be represented in the trial, including: Beekenkamp, Dümmen Orange, Lazzeri, Rinehart…

Expert panel assembled for judging AIPH IGOTY Awards 2020

To recognise the very best ornamental growers around the world, it’s only logical to look to the judgment of those who know best. To judge the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2020, a panel of prestigious growers and experts has…

France shows multifaceted product range as IPM Essen partner country

IPM Essen will take place at Messe Essen from 28 to 31 January 2020. A partner country traditionally accompanies the horticultural trade fair. The happenings at the 2020 edition of the trade fair will focus on France. Under the motto "Quality & Innovation. The French Touch!", the trade visitors will be…

Certified American Grown farms shine at Fresh Summit booth

Certified American Grown staff members were joined by six certified farms in a large booth at Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim, California, last week.  Within the 20×50 booth space, each farm had dedicated space to put their American Grown Flowers and Greens front and center. A sign…

December 12, Naaldwijk

Royal FloraHolland Cooperative Day: what opportunities does the future offer?

On 12 December 2019, the horticulture sector will get together during Cooperative Day. This is a new event by and for members, buyers and partners of the Royal FloraHolland cooperative, taking a look at the blooming future of the sector. What are the defining trends? How do we make the sector more…

A.M.A. wears #HatsForHope in support of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

October 24 was Brain Cancer Awareness Day in Canada, a day that means a lot to the team at A.M.A. Every day in Canada, 27 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour, 8 people learn they have brain cancer, and 19 people learn they have a non-malignant brain tumour, like Managing Director Rick Bradt did in…

Kenya and Russia agree to form business council

Kenyan and Russian delegations resolved to establish a Russia-Kenya business council to oversee the implementation of joint trade and investment programmes. The delegations led by Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta and his Russian host Vladimir Putin met on the sidelines of the first Russia-Africa Summit in…

HortEx Vietnam 2020 kick off – Seminar Series on Horticulture and Floriculture

Three seminars on Horticulture and Floriculture Exports entitled “New Movement in Asian & European Markets’ are being organized in three major cities of Vietnam: in Ho Chi Minh City (22 October), Dalat (23 October) and Hanoi Capital (24 October). Key delegates at the seminar. Credit: EKN Participants in…

HBO spends $360K on flowers for Ralph Lauren doc premiere

HBO threw down big bucks on the premiere of its Ralph Lauren documentary, “Very Ralph,” at the Met — even spending more than $40,000 a pop on nine giant floral arrangements.…

Flower Logistics Africa focuses on visibility of flower industry through digital transformation

The fourth edition of Flower Logistics Africa had a full house representing a cross-section of the entire value chain of flower trade. Revolving around the core theme of “Making Flower Trade Sustainable: Economically, Environmentally and Digitally”, the event was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi…

Nominate a complex for Greenhouse Leader of Russia and the CIS

The Award Ceremony of the Leaders of the Greenhouse Industry of Russia and the CIS 2019 will be held on the 4th of December in Moscow, the guests will be able to nominate and select the best greenhouse complexes in different categories. The event is an opportunity to establish new business relationships…

North Carolina poinsettia open houses

Did you know that North Carolina is ranked #2 in poinsettia production? Then it should come as no surprise that there are a number of poinsettia open houses being hosted in North Carolina. Below lists details of all three. All three events are free and no registration is required.   by Brian Whipker, North Carolina…

Ball looks back

Running around at the PMA Fresh Summit

This year, the PMA Fresh Summit took place at the Sunny State of California, in Anaheim. The show began last Friday at the Anaheim Convention Center gathering over 1000+ exhibitors representing the cut flower and fresh produce industry. Ball was also there, presenting their core and new products. They…

January 16 & 17, Wooster

US (OH): Greenhouse Management Workshop deals with sustainable and safe production

The Ohio State University’s annual Greenhouse Management Workshop takes a cross-commodity approach covering both ornamental and vegetable crops. This year’s theme is Sustainable and Safe Crop Production – important area regardless of crop species for reducing agrochemical input or eliminating risks of…

December 3-6

Australian breeders and growers present Australian Horticultural Trials Week

Nursery & Garden Nursery Industry Victoria (NGIV) partners with Australia’s top breeders and growers for the Australian Horticultural Trials Week, Tuesday 3 – Friday 6…

Know what you need to know about plant health?

We can hazard a guess that ensuring the quality of the plants you produce ranks fairly highly on your list of priorities? But with quality comes managing plant health, and this is very much affected by whether they are infected with diseases or troubled with pests. As a grower, you need to be able to…

First edition of Brunei International Flower Show launched

Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha launched the first Brunei International Flower Show (BIFS) – held in conjunction with her 73rd birthday – at Rimba Garden Central (RGC). BIFS is being marketed as Brunei’s biggest horticulture showcase featuring hundreds of varieties of plants and…

NZ: Southland tulips in bloom for open day

If previous years are anything to go by, the tulip farm open day in Edendale on Monday is set to stun. Southlanders will have an opportunity on Labour Day to view more than 30 varieties of vibrant and colourful tulips at Triflor NZ's open day. Thousands of people are expected to attend.  Operations manager…

Tournament of Roses announces 2020 Rose Queen Camille Kennedy

The Tournament of Roses has named Camille Kennedy as the 102nd Rose Queen at the Announcement and Coronation ceremony presented by Citizens Business Bank. The event took place at the Pasadena Playhouse and was hosted by Lynette Romero, anchor/reporter of the KTLA5 Morning News. The announcement was made…

HilverdaFlorist:

"Visit our colourful world of strong genetics and endless combinations"

Within a few weeks, the biggest cut flower events in the Netherlands will take place. The FloraHolland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer, the IFTF in Vijfhuizen together with HilverdaFlorist's House Show.  "We invite you to visit our colourful world of strong genetics and endless combinations with Cut Flowers and Pot-…

AIPH grants approval to IPM Essen 2020

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has granted trade show (D) category approval to IPM Essen 2020 which takes place from Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st January. This strengthens an existing partnership between AIPH and IPM Essen and aims to provide even more opportunities for…

November 21, Millstadt

US (IL): Heimos hosts 12th annual poinsettia trial and open house

Millstadt Young Plants and N.G. Heimos Greenhouses will host an open house on Thursday, November 21st, from 8 AM to 4 PM. The open house will be showcasing a comparison trial of hundreds of Poinsettia varieties from six different breeders: Beekenkamp, Selecta, Dummen Orange, Lazzeri, Rinehart, Syngenta,…

Vietnam: Flower Festival returns to Da Lat in December

The 8th Da Lat Flower Festival will take place from December 20 to 24 in Da Lat and Bao Loc cities, the Lam Dong province People’s Committee has announced. The biennial cultural and tourism festival cherishes flowers and the flower industry in Da Lat, and this year has the theme ‘Da Lat and Flowers’. It…

Harald Schneider participates in First World Science and Technology Development Forum

On the afternoon of October 16, the First World Science and Technology Development Forum was opened in Beijing. Themed "Science - Technology - Development," the forum was attended by experts, academicians, Nobel laureates, fellows of important science organizations, university presidents and…

October 25, Peterborough & October 28, London

Brexit Briefings for the fresh produce industry

FPC are organising two one-day Brexit Briefings for the fresh produce industry These are free to attend and will cover all you need to know to be Brexit ready. Customs clearance…

TreeTown USA features exclusive plants and trees at The Landscape Expo

TreeTown USA features many of its newest plant and tree introductions at The Landscape Expo, held at the Long Beach Convention Center on October 23-24, 2019. The company’s 400…

December 10-12, Grand Rapids

US (MI): Registration open for 2019 Greenhouse Growers Expo

The 2019 Greenhouse Growers Expo, in partnership with the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, and Farm Market Expo, will be held Dec. 10-12, 2019, at the Devos Place Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Working side-by-side with the Western Michigan Greenhouse Association and the Metro Detroit Flower…

Photo Report: Floral exhibitors at PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim, CA

Flowers and plants are becoming an increasingly more important department for supermarkets - it is even said that this is the fastest-growing department in stores. So, no wonder that they have become indispensable at one of the biggest fresh produce shows in the US grocery industry; the PMA Fresh Summit…

'Unending Attraction of Nature'

These are the final days of a quite unique 'green project' in Klagenfurt, Austria. The 'Unending Attraction of Nature” has been a temporary art intervention by Klaus Littmann that turned the Wörthersee Football Stadium in Klagenfurt into Austria‘s largest public art installation. 300 trees installedThis began on 8th September and…


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