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GreenTech Live & Online 2020 postshow highlights

From 20-22 October GreenTech offered a 100% virtual event for all horticulture experts. It was the place to be to grow your knowledge & business. Want to see what happened at GreenTech Live & Online? Missed GreenTech Live & Online or want to rewatch all the sessions? The recordings of all the knowledge sessions…

Keukenhof plants miffy mosaic for celebration of 65th birthday

Miffy is celebrating her 65th anniversary in 2020. To celebrate her birthday, Keukenhof has planted a large miffy flower mosaic. Tom Schreuder, commercial manager at Keukenhof, planted the first flowerbulbs of the mosaic together with Mariella Ostendorf, manager special projects at Mercis. Keukenhof and miffy“Keukenhof…

The potential for strengthening skills and training capacity to boost the Tanzanian horticulture sector

The horticulture sector is the fastest growing industry within Tanzania’s agricultural sector, with an annual average growth rate of 11%. Exports have increased steeply in the past decade, and the Tanzania Horticulture Association (TAHA) expects this to grow further to reach a value of US$ 1.85 billion…

Poland: New dates for the European Floristry Championship are 25 to 27 June 2021

Florint’s upcoming EUROPA CUP was originally scheduled for June of 2020, but had to be postponed twice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The safety of the participants in and…

The SIVAL postponed until 2022

Faced with the current unprecedented health situation, and the constraints that it is generating, Christophe Béchu, Maire of Angers, and Bruno Dupont, President of the SIVAL have decided that the…

Adrianne Gamie

Dec. 8-10, 2020

UA: Spotlight on specialty cut flower sessions at 2020 Great Lakes Expo

The floriculture and farm market teams at Michigan State University Extension are pleased to present an educational program for specialty cut flower growers at the Michigan Greenhouse Growers/Great Lakes Expo event Dec. 8-10, 2020. Although it is traditionally held at the Devos Place in Grand Rapids,…

Indian florists celebrate Ghabad Shasti

On Friday 20th November, in the Hindu month of Kartik, sixth day is being celebrated by all 27 wholesale flower vendors and florists in the newly started flower market this year in Pimpri, Pune (India). All flower vendors and florists are very busy selling and decorating for others shops and offices in Deepavali…

Recent easing of Covid-19 restrictions opens travel

AU: 2020 Australian Horticultural Trials Week in Melbourne

If you are thinking about heading to the 2020 Australian Horticultural Trials Week in Melbourne next week, then you will be pleased to hear that Victoria’s borders are now…

23rd World Orchid Conference postponed to 2021 in Taichung City

In response to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the Council of Agriculture, the Taichung City Government and its Agriculture Bureau, together with the Taiwan Orchid Growers…

Taiwan's agricultural technologies take center stage

2020 Horti Asia opts for virtual exhibition for the first time

Bringing heavyweight innovative techniques and advanced products in agricultural technology, the Agricultural Technology Research Institute (hereafter "ATRI") will take part in the 2020 HORTI ASIA online virtual exhibition through the comprehensive image of the Taiwan Pavilion. Rather than flying to…

AU: Matthew Mills announced as 2020 sustainability champion at the APCO awards

Matthew Mills, Marketing Manager of long-time industry supporter Garden City Plastics has won the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s (APCO) 2020 Sustainability Champion Award. The award recognises individual commitment for a range of criteria, including dedication to embedding sustainability…

December 2-4, 2020

US (IA): Plantpeddler adds extra days to Poinsettia Variety Day event

Plans are moving forward with the Poinsettia trial event at Plantpeddler to ensure a safe and valuable experience for all attendees. In addition to the primary Poinsettia Variety Day event on Thursday, December 3rd, the trial area will also be open on Wednesday, December 2nd, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and…

Colombia pays tribute to Japan in Gransta Tokyo Station

From November 19-20, the “Flowers of Colombia” adorned the 1,500 square meters that reach from the access doors to the walkways of Gransta in Tokyo Station, one of the most heavily trafficked metro stations in the world. As Augusto Solano, president of Asocolflores observed, “Two thousand eight hundred and…

‘An eight weeks spring opening takes ten months to prepare.’

Keukenhof: a look behind the scenes

‘What happens in the park when it is closed?', Keukenhof gets asked about frequently. The mini-series of videos “Keukenhof behind the scenes” show what has to be done to create a colourful park in spring. Nothing is left to chance when making the most beautiful spring garden in the world. The seven…

EU: Import Promotion Desk supports companies with virtual fairs and B2B meetings

The corona pandemic poses challenges for companies worldwide: contact restrictions make international trade relations and the search for new products and reliable suppliers more difficult. Many of the international trade fairs that serve as important contact exchanges have been postponed. Import…

Opening Session with Max Luthy, other show elements to be online

US (FL): TPIE 2021 has been cancelled amid Covid-19 concerns

 The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) reached a reluctant decision to cancel Tropical Plant International Expo - TPIE 2021 –  scheduled for January 20-22, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.  Although show organizers tried to make it happen, and wanted to make it happen, it was no longer feasible to hold…

AIPH

Brexit webinars to support the global ornamental horticulture industry

The International Association of Horticultural Producers – AIPH, FloraCulture International and World Horti Center are working together to organise two webinars preparing the global ornamental horticultural industry for Brexit. They invite plant breeders, growers, traders, auctions, distributors,…

Australia: "Only a few more days until we take over the Old Treasury Building"

Only a few more days until the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show can reveal their #UrbanBlooms floral takeover of the Old Treasury Building. The Melbourne…

US (FL): Costa Farms offers early look at 2022 plant varieties

Costa Farms is opening its Miami, Florida, Trial Garden on March 4-5, 2021, to brokers, growers, and other members of the industry for an opportunity to preview 2022 new plant varieties. The Trial Garden will host genetics from leading plant breeders from around the world, including Ball FloraPlant,…

Flowers of Colombia by Asocolflores contributes to exhibits in Flower Fair

Asocolflores and its associates contributed 150,000 flowers to the various events that make up the traditional Flower Fair and Silleteros Parade in Medellín, Colombia, which highlight the creativity and design of flower 'silletas', as the floral works of art participants create are called. Despite the challenging…

At Flormart City Forum, the conference “The City of Herbs”

Italy: Medicinal plants and the green revolution in smart cities

Aromatic and medicinal plants can play an essential role in the green revolution at the heart of tomorrow's smart cities. Always the fulcrum of the relationship between man and the plant world, they represent an extraordinary resource in the search for food sources, in the fight against diseases and to…

Royal FloraHolland:

Jury selects finalists Glazen Tulp Award 2021

The first and second online election for the best market introductions of this year took place in May and October. Now, the expert jury has selected the finalists. Who will have a chance to win the Glazen Tulp Award 2021? The award ceremony will take place during a varying and interesting program for our…

Decorum organises digital Autumn Fair

As of today Decorum organises a digital trade fair: the Autumn Fair. All growers of flowering plants present their assortment and novelties at the event. Especially with the month of December in sight, Decorum gives a festive touch to the small-scale fair. The Autumn Fair was set up this week at Richplant…

Jeremy Jubenville, MSU Extension

Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo "easier than ever to attend"

The Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo, in partnership with the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo, will be held Dec. 8-10, 2020, in an exclusively online format. The floriculture and greenhouse production team from Michigan State University Extension under advisement from the Western…

Schoneveld Breeding shows off new varieties at Cyclamen Open Days 2020

When they organized the Cyclamen Open Days 2020, the team Schonveld Breeding knew they had to do it differently from other years. Due to the corona measures, the current version could not continue. Instead of receiving as many people as possible in the greenhouses, they went digital this year. Lots of…

The annual trade show was cancelled but the education program will be held online

US (NC): Green & Growin’ 21 Marketplace Trade Show cancelled

Marketplace at Green & Growin’ 21 was cancelled due to uncertainties surrounding the ability to hold large in-person events in January 2021 and to protect the health, safety…

Klasmann-Deilmann China present in Shanghai

Substrates at the China International Import Expo

The "China International Import Expo" (CIIE) trade fair in the metropolis of Shanghai has been in existence since 2018, and this year it already stood out because it actually took place and was open to the public. The team from Klasmann-Deilmann China was also there - as the only company from the…

UK: Garden Press Event goes virtual for 2021

The organisers of the Garden Press Event have today confirmed that next year’s exhibition will be replaced by a virtual event on 3 March 2021. The Garden Press Event, now in…

NC State University

webinar, November 19

The importance of light quality in CEA systems

Spectrum has an important impact on plant growth, morphology, and development. Plants have evolved a sophisticated photoreceptor system capable of perceiving small changes on the light spectrum. Plants use spectral changes as information to adapt and increase survival and reproduction. Therefore, by…

Colviveros launches B2B Conecta platform in the context of the first Digital Business Matchmaking Forum

Colombian nurseries go digital

The Association of Colombian Nurseries, Colviveros, announced the launch of the B2B Conecta platform in the context of the first Digital Business Matchmaking Forum which will be held, with the support of the Colombian Ministry of Agriculture on November 12 and 13, 2020. The innovative digital business tool, created by the OPF…

CAN: Funding available for agricultural innovation

As part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), a funding stream has been launched to promote collaboration between agricultural and value-chain partners. Creating partnerships accelerates the creation and adoption of innovation for our industry. For more information on this program, including…

Rose Society:

AU: 2020 Spring Virtual Rose Show results revealed

Due to the Covid-19 situations, the Rose Society in Australia replaces its usual Spring Rose Show with a 'Virtual Rose Show'. Australian growers could send in their entries from October 19 - to Saturday 24th and the results are in.  The growers could send in two photos per stem/cut demonstrating both a frontal view…

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"We see Valentine’s Day 2021 as an opportunity to expand the holiday"

If the past eight months have taught floral professionals anything, it’s that this is a resilient, innovative industry. But how to prepare for a Valentine’s Day on the Sunday of a long weekend in the middle of a global pandemic? That’s a question that will be front and center Dec. 4 during the Society of…

Royal FloraHolland

Royal FloraHolland announces international member sessions

From 11 November to 3 December 2020, the Royal FloraHolland Members’ Council organizes a new round of member sessions. For some time now, we have been living in the 'new normal' caused by the coronavirus. This virus has had an impact on the whole world, including our members and the marketplace. And…

AIPH

webinar, December 10

Intellectual property protection in the green value chain

Plant breeders, growers, traders and retailers are invited to a webinar designed to help the horticultural supply chain get a better general understanding of how Intellectual Property (IP) works in the sector, how it benefits all players and why all links in the chain need to be aware. On 10 December,…

Workshop “Promoting technology transfer for flower production in Vietnam”

On the morning of October 30, at the Vietnam Academy of Agriculture, a workshop on “Promoting technology transfer for the flower production industry in Vietnam” took place. This activity is part of a series of events on the occasion of the Technology Connection and Innovation Week in 2020 (from October…

October 6-9, 2021 in Bogota, Colombia

Proflora celebrating 30th anniversary in 2021

Proflora 2021 is planned to take place from October 6-9, 2021 in Bogota, Colombia. This edition will be a special one as the bi-annual event is celebrating its 30th anniversary.  Crowded aisles at the 2019 edition. Click here for an impression of the 2019 edition 2019 statisticsEvery other year, Proflora is…

FPC Future and FPC Careers

UK: Fresh Produce Consortium launches two new events

The Lincolnshire Showground will see the first ever event for agritech in the fresh produce, flower and plant industry take place on 10 June 2021. Launched by the Fresh…

A look at Morel's production trials in the Netherlands

'What you see is what you get'

"We are not only showing the 'Ferrari plants'", says Hein Desmet of Morel Diffusion when talking about the annual production trials in 's Gravendeel, the Netherlands, which are in full swing at the moment. "Besides being on trial to show our varieties to growers, traders and other professionals industry, it is also an important…

Hort Innovation

Celebrating Australian pollinator week

Pollinators are vital to ensure we get the fruit, vegetables and nuts we love. Honey bees are very important to the Australian horticultural industry and are one of the many pollinators doing the hard work.   Australian Pollinator Week acknowledges the important and unique insect pollinators found in Australia. It…

Canada: 2020 GISC has gone virtual

The Green Industry Show & Conference (GISC) is the largest trade show and conference in Western Canada and has gone fully virtual for 2020.   For 45 years landscape, nursery, garden centre,…

December 2, 2020

Flowers Canada announces 2020 Annual General Meeting

Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. have decided to hold their 2020 Annual General Meeting Virtually to their grower membership on December 2, 2020. All details have not yet been…

Charlie Hall, Ph.D.:

"There is more willingness to experiment"

How are industry companies implementing and leveraging business-to-business e-commerce technologies — and what do changes, shifts and disruptions in those tools and buying…

30 producers with 430+ cultures at Denmark's Virtual Winter Trade Fair

This year, as a consequence of COVID-19, the traditional Trading Centre for Pot Plants, Handelspladsen, which is normally held in Odense (Denmark) four times a year, was cancelled for visitors in October. It would be a pity if stakeholders missed out on the Christmas and winter range, so, with the assistance…

rescheduled to September 18-19, 2021

Kenya: Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2020 cancelled

Due to the current increase in Covid-19 cases, the organizers of the Naivaisha Horticultural Fair decide to cancel the show for this year. This two-day outdoor event was planned to be held on Nov 20th and 21st this year but is now rescheduled to September 18th and 19th in 2021. Impression of last year's…

Hank Davis

"The show must go on"

Here at Longwood, we always look forward to our annual Chrysanthemum Festival for so many reasons… it’s a chance for us not only to put on a colorful show of rare and beloved cultivars, but also a way for us to stretch our horticultural limits and proudly share with you the fruits of that labor. We take more than a year to…

CGTN

China: Chrysanthemums burst into bloom in Kaifeng

Kaifeng, in central China's Henan Province, is holding the 38th Chrysanthemum Festival. It brings together 800 different breeds of chrysanthemum from 15 countries. More than 3.2 million pots of chrysanthemum flowers have decorated the streets and parks of the city. Watch the video on CGTN

Borders College

UK: Horticulturists get a taste of plant growing ‘Dutch-style’

Borders College prides itself on being a globally engaged institution and a recent international online visit to Holland highlighted this. The students, along with lecturer Nigel Gibb, recently linked up with Dutch grower Maarten Westerbos to get an insight into growing and selling flowers on an…

UK: FleurEx 2020 goes virtual

This year FleurEx will be online. Suppliers to the industry will be providing videos about themselves and what they offer florists. Breeders and growers are the start of the floral industry journey.…

Royal FloraHolland

December 10, 2020

Royal FloraHolland to hold digital Cooperative Day

On Thursday 10 December 2020, the digital version of Cooperative Day will take place, the event for members, customers and partners of the Royal FloraHolland cooperative. The theme of day is Connect to grow. In addition to the member meetings and election, various sub sessions will also be offered,…

July 10-13, 2020, in Columbus:

US (OH): AmericanHort prepares for Cultivate'21

Last July, due to the pandemic, Cultivate'20 could not take place physically and was therefore quickly lifted to the show to a virtual platform by the organizers, AmericanHort. Even though they and exhibitors were pleased with the alternative, they cannot wait for the next physical show. This show, the…

24 April until 9 May, 2020:

Italy: AIPH approves Euroflora 2021 in Genova

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has approved an application from Italy to host an International Horticultural Show in 2021. The C Category approval of Euroflora Genova, Italy was finalised online at the AIPH 72nd Congress on 30 September 2020. With a theme focusing on “A World…

ASCFG

Risk Management 101: Protecting your flower farm

Every business has risk. Flower farming is no exception. Managing that risk certainly does not fall under the “pretty” part of our operations but it is critical to the protection and success of farms and the growth of the industry. The ASCFG is offering a four-part series designed to break down key…

GreenTech

More than 6,300 professionals signed up for GreenTech Live Online

Over 6,300 horticulture professionals signed up for the virtual show GreenTech Live & Online on 20, 21 and 22 October. Attendees from 107 countries watched 53 knowledge sessions with 121 speakers. Visitors, exhibitors and speakers made in total 3,431 matches. Research showed that the quality of the show…

First in the Netherlands, then in France

Cyclamen Trials Morel Diffusion are on

The Cyclamen Trials are taking off for French cyclamen breeder Morel Diffusion. First, the varieties will be on display in the Netherlands and afterwards, these varieties, and more, will be presented at their 'home base': France.  Production Trials in 2019 in 's Gravendeel (click here for the article) Production…

January 20-22, 2021:

US (FL): Registration TPIE 2021 open

The Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) is a trade event that is showcasing the latest trends in foliage, floral and tropicals. The show is being held in the warm and inviting Tampa, Florida and is said to be more than an exhibit as "it's nearly five acres -- or 17,000+ square meters -- of living…

15-17 February 2021 in Milan, Italy:

Myplant & Garden 2021 is looking forward to VI edition in new halls

The VI edition of the International Green Expo (15-17 February 2021) confirms the participation of over 700 companies just as was planned for 2020. “We are working with companies, because they need to look forward, and they strongly wish that a trade fair can take place to have once again the opportunity…

DVFlora

DVFlora celebrates Petal It Forward 2020

Although some things looked a little different this year, the laughs and smiles spread throughout the Gloucester County Premium Outlets in Blackwood, NJ brought a very familiar feel to the day. "When our planning had started a few months ago, we knew that Petal It Forward was needed now more than ever.…

BFA

UK: Winners announced of 2020 BFA Industry Awards

The British Florist Association has announced the winners of the BFA Industry Awards 2020 in an online show, hosted by Dennis van Wonderen and Nikki Meader. In the 'Grower of the Year' category, Highcroft Nurseries took top honours. All winners can be seen in the online videos over at the BFA website. For…

NL: Anthura finalist Koning Willem 1 Award SMEs

The Koning Willem I Award is the National Enterprise Award and is awarded in two categories: large scale companies and SMEs. Companies that have shown guts, vigour, sustainability, perseverance and good entrepreneurship in recent years are the first to be considered. By awarding the Prize, the Koning…

The most viewed, longest viewed, and most innovative online booth

Three floricultural companies receive "Golden Thursd Bucket" for best participation in Thursd Online Trade Fair

Last Thursday, online platform Thursd awarded three companies with a “Golden Thursd Bucket” as a result of its international online trade fair TOTF2020 that was held in early October. Rokus Hassefras and Roy van Kester received a Golden Bucket on behalf of Dümmen Orange for the most visited online stand.…

Ghana Garden and Flower Show

Ghana Garden and Flower Show goes virtual

This year, for the first time, the Ghana Garden and Flower Show (GGFS) is virtual, streaming live from 4th November 2020 to 8th November 2020 on the show’s website, www.stratcomm-africa.com/gfs/. With this year’s theme, “Live the Change,” the 2020 Ghana and Garden Flower Show is focusing on promoting…

Mprise Agriware

Webinars about IT, data and horticulture

Mprise Agriware already hosted two webinars for seed companies in September. If you missed your chance, they have good news for you: they will organize two new webinars on the 27th and the 28th of October. This time they would like to invite all kinds of horticulture companies to participate. Do you use…

Triflor NZ

New Zealand: Tulip event shifted to protect workers

The collective colour of petals is what visitors to an Edendale tulip farm flock to photograph, but this year it will have to be done from a distance due to Covid-19. Triflor New Zealand operational manager Rudi Verplancke said the pandemic meant the company was unable to bring in overseas specialists…

Thursday, December 3, 2020 in Cresco (IA)

Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day: “Testing the Best in the Midwest”

In a year with nearly everything cancelled, following Plantpeddler'ssuccessful Variety Day in August, they look forward to this opportunity to bring the Poinsettia community together. The Poinsettia business is ever evolving; this is your opportunity to stay on top of the industry. See honest side by side…

November 2, 4 and 6, 2020

US: Proven Winners to present a 3-day virtual Landscape Roadshow series

As part of its virtual event series, Proven Winners will be presenting a Landscape Roadshow on the afternoons of November 2, 4 and 6, 2020. The educational program kicks off on Monday, November 2 at 1:30 PM CT, 2:30 PM ET. The first presenter in the series will be John Antonelli, Regional Sales…

IPM Essen 2021 cancelled

The IPM Essen, which was planned for January 26 to 29, 2021, is cancelled. Against the background of the increasingly dynamic situation and worldwide travel restrictions, there is currently not the planning security required for the serious preparation of the international trade fair participants. As much as the green industry…

Syngenta Flowers

Syngenta Flowers launches new Virtual Tour for Autumn Trials

On November 18, Syngenta Flowers will launch a new Virtual Tour supporting the Autumn Trials. After the previous Virtual Tour for the Summer Trials launched in June, this time the Cyclamen and Poinsettia will be highlighted. The focus will be on the Cyclamen series Goblet which is great for outdoor use,…

Webinar: Horticulture lighting application method and product demonstration

With the continuous development of the pandemic, not being able to go out for business activities has gradually become the norm now. But as described in Camus's novel The Plague, “life will still go on”, and green business has never stagnated and continued to develop. Since exhibitions cannot be carried…

Mprise Agriware hosts two webinars on October 27-28

Webinars about IT, data and horticulture

Mprise Agriware will organize two new webinars on the 27th and the 28th of October. In September, they already hosted two webinars for seed companies and this time, they invite all kinds of horticulture companies to participate. Do you use Excel? Would you like to be more in control of your production planning?…

November 11-13, 2021

Turkey: New dates for The Flower and Plant Show

Tarsus Turkey announces that The Flower and Plant Show will take place in 2021. Organized in cooperation with the Ornamental Plant Growers Union (SÜSBİR), the Fair will be…

Kew

March 13-April 11

Kew Gardens’ Orchids 2021: Costa Rica

Now in its 26th year, Kew Gardens’ annual festival, Orchids, will celebrate the rich and colourful culture of Costa Rica. Visitors can escape the UK’s dreary winter weather and step inside a glasshouse filled with vibrant horticultural displays and animated soundscapes, transporting them to the tropics…

Import Promotion Desk organizes virtual B2B meetings (Nov. 9-20)

Get to know new producers from Ecuador and Colombia virtually

Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German initiative, brings together selected cut flower producers from Ecuador and Colombia with European importers via virtual B2B meetings. These meetings will be held from 9 to 20 November. During the pandemic, importers are thus given the opportunity to expand their…

Kelways

UK: Kelways provides Chelsea Flower Show 2021 update

So far, the Chelsea Flower Show is very much going ahead for 2021, and in due course we will find out more details of how it will operate, particularly during the build-up period when there are usually thousands of contractors on site building the Show gardens and exhibits. 5 of the gardens that Kelways…

Asocolflores:

"Ceniflores continues to innovate in floriculture"

Ceniflores, the Center for Innovation in Colombian Floriculture, concluded its Lab i Bootcamp, 2020. As described in past bulletins, the Bootcamp provided a virtual space for…

Agri Week, Gardex, Tool Japan at Makuhari Messe, Tokyo:

Japan: Hybrid edition of agri- and horticultural shows welcomes 23,175 visitors

Last week, from October 14-16, three Japanese agri- and horticultural shows were held in a hybrid format; offline at the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo and online on a digital platform. The shows were held concurrently and attracted 23,175 visitors. Even though the number of visitors is lower compared to last…

GreenTech Award winners announced

Today the winners are announced at the virtual opening of GreenTech Live & Online. The winners in 3 categories – out of a total of 26 entries – of the GreenTech Innovation Awards 2020 are: ISO Grade 8000 by ISO Group, Nexus High Performance Reverse Osmosis by Van der Ende Groep and CELINE by CE-Line BV.…

Rutgers

CAN (NB): Growing marigolds for the Mexican community

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), recognizes the histories, cultures and contributions of communities that share a common language, originating from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The New Brunswick Community Farmers’ Market (NBCFM), administered through…

Cari Peters featured in 'AmericanHort Women in Horticulture'

Cari Peters is proud to be following in her father and grandfather’s footsteps as the third generation of the Peters at the J.R. Peters company where she currently serves as…

The earth in a greenhouse, labour scarcity and geothermal energy

GreenTech Live & Online on 20, 21 and 22 October inspires the global food and flower production industry with topics such as ‘What if we place the earth inside a greenhouse’,…

UK: Tyfu Cymru takes plant health online

If there is one thing Wales’ growers have in common, it’s the shared passion, pride and desire to consistently deliver high quality plants and produce. But you can’t have…

Eckards Garden Pavilion

online, November 19

AmericanHort Retail Tour: A Virtual Experience

AmericanHort presents a new online event, the AmericanHort Retail Tour: A Virtual Experience. The two hour tour will be held live November 19 at 2 PM, ET. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in video tours and live Q&A sessions as they explore innovative and industry-leading garden centers…

Online tours

Schoneveld breeding Cyclamen Open Days 2020

Every autumn, Schoneveld breeding in Wilp, Netherlands, receives customers and colleagues to view the full range of Cyclamen and other products. This year, because of COVID-19, it is not possible to come to the greenhouses in Wilp for many interested parties. Fortunately, with our online tours we can…

Royal FloraHolland

webinar, October 29

The economic impact of Brexit on horticulture

Brexit is not just about the possible import levies. The economic consequences reach much farther than that. Are you prepared? Experts can tell you all about the impact on horticulture in a webinar from World Horti Center. Eline van den Berg speaks for Royal FloraHolland about the impact analysis that…

Beginning Nov. 4

US: Northeast Greenhouse Conference webinar series

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo has announced that they will offer a webinar series this fall, beginning Nov. 4 sponsored by New England Floriculture Inc., in…

Agroberichten Buitenland

Italy: Reconnecting through fairly and sustainably produced flowers

We celebrated Grandparents Day on 2 October: this year being so unique the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome was resolved to give a very special twist to the celebrations, and, in collaboration with Comitato Festa dei Nonni (Grandparents Day Committee), Fairtrade Italy, Federfiori and the…

Hydroponic vegetable production: Greenhouse training online course

The most requested course by participants of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program from University of Florida IFAS Extension is here. Learn to manage different hydroponics systems, as well as the fundamentals of climate, water, nutrition, and plant health in these systems. This…

Makuhari Messe, Tokyo:

Japan: Hybrid edition of agri- and horticultural shows in full swing

All over the world, shows and events are being cancelled and lifted to a virtual platform. However, there are some exceptions, like Flower Expo China held in August, and FlowersExpo in Moscow, Russia, that was held last month in a hybrid format; physical and online. And there are more exhibitions being…

Fruit Logistica goes for special edition from Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 May 2021

The organization of Fruit Logistica has published its plans for Fruit Logistica 2021 today. With the current Corona-restrictions in place, the organization has chosen to move…

Hope Blooms

US: 485-plus floral industry businesses commit to Petal it Forward

With one week to go, more than 485 floral industry businesses from 42 states and two countries have signed on to Petal It Forward in their communities on Oct. 21. The feel-good initiative, spearheaded by the Society of American Florists, has taken on new urgency this year at a time when many people are…

GrootGroenPlus 2020: interim summary

"Given all the activities in the market, we can conclude that the industry is doing well"

The 30th edition of trade fair GrootGroenPlus, which took place from 30 September - 2 October, was a very special edition. For the first time, it was a completely digital…

GreenTech programme focuses on 'biggest challenges of all time'

In one week GreenTech will open its doors to the virtual platform. The concept of the programme, on 20, 21 and 22 October, is ‘Follow the sun’ to reach out to the global horticulture industry. More than 100 front runners will share their solutions on the biggest challenges of all time: climate change and…

Summary of educational session: Resilience and Rebound

PMA's virtual Fresh Summit is on

The virtual edition of PMA Fresh Summit is in full swing. It started yesterday and will run till October 15. Despite it is 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. Also this year, the floral…

See how colourful winter hardy heather can be

Germany: Gardengirls forms cooperation with the Mainau Island Parks

It is autumn of 2020 and in the parks of the famous Mainau Island, in the Lake Constance just offshore the city of Constance in the 4 countries region of Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Austria and Switzerland, the Calluna Gardengirls is being featured prominently. Almost every picturesque spot on this…

US: 2021 SNA award nominations open

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) is calling for nominations for their annual awards to be presented at the 2021 SNA Conference. SNA believes industry members should be…

Login to interact with Biobest at ABIM

With this year’s Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) moving to a digital platform, Biobest is very much looking forward to having the opportunity to meet distributors,…

RII

webinar, October 29

Liquid-cooled LED lighting workshop

RII partners with LDL, DLC, ASABE & three manufacturer members to host a liquid-cooled LED lighting workshop. Register now for the upcoming workshop on 10/29 at 1pm ET on liquid-cooled LED lighting technology to learn how utilities and the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry are evolving…

UK: Finalists announced for BFA Industry Awards

This year the BFA once again saw a record number of votes with 13,675 people having their say, resulting in the following nominees for the BFA Industry Awards. IoPF FLORISTRY…

Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences awarded for auction research

It keeps raining Nobel Prizes in the industries related to food and agriculture. After the discoverers of CRISPR and the World Food Programme were already awarded a Nobel…

Plantpeddler

December 3, Cresco

US (IA): Plantpeddlers Poinsettia Variety Day 2020 is on

In a year with nearly everything cancelled, following the Plantpeddler Variety Day in August, they look forward to an opportunity to bring the Poinsettia community together. See honest side by side comparisons of over 150 commercial and pre-release varieties, produced under true production protocols and…

Keukenhof starts season 2021

"Planting 7 million flower bulbs as usual"

On Thursday 8 October 2020, Keukenhof’s gardeners planted the first flower bulbs in the park. At a famous spot in Keukenhof: the historic windmill. This is the kickoff of planting seven million flower bulbs in Keukenhof. 2020 was an exceptional year for Keukenhof. Visitors couldn’t come to the park due to…

Online International trade fair

#TOTF2020 - THURSD is on the move

No physical fairs because of COVID-19, but it also creates new opportunities for the floral industry. 45 of the hottest companies are telling about their company and their products. Online. From Ball to Dümmen Orange, Decorum to Decofresh, Fresh Portal to Holex, Anthura, Interplant, De Ruiter, ‘meet the Vikings’,…

November 20-21, 2020:

Kenya: Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2020 receives the official go-ahead

Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2020 received the official go-ahead and is about to take place next month. "Yesterday, we were given permission from the government that we hold Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2020 on Nov 20th and 21st this year", says Richard McGonnell, Chairman of the fair. The organizers of…

November 4-5, 2020 in Isselburg-Anholt

Germany: Chrysanthemum Day at Brandkamp

Special times require special measures, this also applies to breeding companies in the Corona crisis. The traditional autumn fairs in the first week of November in the Netherlands, where Brandkamp has been presenting its novelties in the chrysanthemum sector for many years, will be cancelled this year…

UK: Tyfu Cymru announces line-up for ‘virtual’ Plant Health in Horticulture Conference

This October, Tyfu Cymru will be launching the Plant Health in Horticulture Conference, which will bring together commercial growers and stakeholders from across the…

1.8 million tulips

China: World’s largest off-season tulip show opened on Chongming Island

During the October National Holiday Season, Oriental International Shanghai Floriculture Industry Development ltd (‘OISF’) launched the world’s largest off-season tulip festival in Miao Village on Chongming Island, Shanghai. Close to 1.8 million tulips were forced exactly into bloom for China’s most…

Wednesday 28th October, 2020: Blue Beyond

AU: Spring Blueming - Virtual event on the importance of green industries to mental health

Greenlife Industry Australia is proudly supporting an initiative of ICL Specialty Fertilizers' local staff to take some time to acknowledge and thank their staff for all they…

ONfloriculture

OMAFRA webinar on nutrients and the microbiome

If you missed the OMAFRA-led webinar on microbiomes in your greenhouse water, and how that affects plant health, you can find the recording below. See this blog post for some background on why this is the newest field in water and nutrient management. Meeting Recording – view here. Access Passcode: V#i94goW…

Dutch Ambassador Kees Klompenhouwer joined in for a workshop and planting of a tree

Czechia: Grandparents Day - connecting generations with flowers

This year's Grandparents' Day focused on prevention of loneliness and connecting generations. In 2020, Grandparents Day falls on Thursday October 1 and the following day, October 2 belongs in the Christian calendar for guardian angels. The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture and the Embassy in Prague support…

Flagship and leading international events secured for Q3/Q4 next year

VNU announces new schedule for 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions, and ongoing worldwide uncertainty, VNU Group modifies its show calendar to secure successful inter-regional exhibitions…

AIPH-approved events

Horticultural Expo organisers are positive for the future

Delegates at the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Horticultural Expo Conference received the positive news of progress from seven…

Holland Dahlia Event presents 6 videos

During the Holland Dahlia Event, which was held from mid-August to the end of September 2020, six videos have been made. The event displays all aspects of dahlias and companies in the most important production region in the Netherlands – between Leiden and Haarlem – opened their doors.  See below the six videos…

Platform to Facilitate Continued Commerce January 6-8, 2021 Despite the Pandemic

US: The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show launches MANTS.com Business Hub

Today the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show announced details on its new MANTS.com Business Hub, developed to connect exhibitors and buyers during these changing and challenging…

AIPH looks to the future with new members and a new strategic plan

The General Meeting of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) concluded the online edition of the 72nd Annual Congress on 30 September. The Congress,…

Jeremy Jubenville, MSU Extension

Bug Bites: An Intermediate-level seminar series on greenhouse biological control

The floriculture team from Michigan State University Extension offers a free series of live weekly webcasts on greenhouse biological control. Bug Bites! begins the first week of October 2020 and are intended to be intermediate-level discussions geared toward floriculture production systems. Five…

The SNA Virtual Conference schedule announced

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced The SNA Virtual Conference has been scheduled for February 2021. Knowing it can be challenging for people to sit at a…

January 20-22, 2021 in Tampa

US (FL): Tropical Plant International Expo preps in full swing

From January 20-22, 2021, the Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) is planned to take place in the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. On nearly five acres, or 17,000+ square meters, all kinds of plants will be on display. Of course, with the health and safety of our attendees and our…

"Online format allows growers from around the world to participate"

Canadian Greenhouse Conference “Beyond 2020” takes off in one week

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference is looking forward to  interacting with speakers and growers from around the world, next week, 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…

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Grandparents Day: added value for the world of floristry

Are you familiar with Grandparent’s Day? This memorable holiday honours grandmothers and grandfathers, and brings the generations closer together through the universal message of flowers and plants. For florists, the celebration offers an excellent opportunity to promote their added value. The day is an…

How to monetize your presence at Iberflora Digital Business

The pandemic has broken many avenues of communication, many decisions have been postponed, there are many unfinished business and conversations left. For this reason,…

"A safe place to meet"

Germany: IPM Essen shares hygiene guide for exhibitors and visitors

"The green industry needs IPM Essen as a communication platform – especially in challenging times like the Covid-19 pandemic. This has already been confirmed by around 900 exhibitors with their commitment to participate in the coming world's leading fair for horticulture from 26th to 29th January 2021 at…

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My goodness. When you don’t pronounce our acronyms correctly. 🤦‍♀️ (WOOF-SA) What was that last thing he said? 🤔 #canyouguess pic.twitter.com/S9yX2MioJk — WFFSA (@WFFSA) September 28, 2020

Sneak peek of the Fresh Summit platform

In a recent sneak peek of the Fresh Summit virtual platform, Jamie Hillegas of PMA showed off what the platform will look like and how attendees and exhibitors can navigate through it to make the most out of their experience. “Nothing can completely replace an in-person event, but there are a lot of…

Futher date and venue to be announced

China: 2020 Kunming International Flower Expo of China will be postponed

In March,  the postponement of 2020 Kunming International Flower Expo of China was announced, due to the strict pandemic prevention and control guidelines and measures in Kunming. 2019 Kunming International Flower Expo of China To ensure the health and safety of their exhibitors, visitors, partners and all…

30 September - 2 October, 2020

GrootGroenPlus goes digital

GrootGroenPlus, the trade fair for the tree nursery industry, will host its first digital edition this year. From 30 September - 2 October, one can enjoy a diverse program. This is completely free,…

photo report Zaadtechniek Demonstratiedagen 2020

Seed sector specialists will also show their skills this year at their own request

On Tuesday, the sound of seed processing machines sounded 'normal' again on location at Proeftuin Zwaagdijk, where day one of the three Zaadtechniek Demonstratiedagen (Seed Technology Demonstration days) kicked off. In an adapted form, it is a physical alternative to Seed meets Technology, the…

'It has been a success'

US: OrderEase and Prince Corporation announce virtual trade show story

OrderEase announces the success of its first virtual trade show in the U.S. for Prince Corporation, a wholesale distributor and manufacturer of agricultural, lawn and garden,…

AFE

AFE virtual dinner raises funds, inspires creativity

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Floral Endowment turned its annual fundraising dinner, typically held at the start of the Society of American Florists’ annual convention, into a virtual “mask-erade,” in which supporters enjoyed a meal from the safety of their own homes (or out in small groups)…


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