Events

January 20-22, 2021

TPIE 2021 opens its virtual doors

The online edition of TPIE 2021 is about to take off. It will officially start with the Opening Session at 10 a.m. - How consumers will thrive in 2021 - by Maxwell Luthy, the…

19-26 January 202

GrootGroenPlus' Promotion Week

Since it wasn’t possible to host a physical edition of the fourth Groenbeurs Zundert (spring edition of trade fair GrootGroenPlus) on 20 and 21 January 2021, GrootGroenPlus will pay special attention…

Pre-registration dates for cultivate’21 announced

AmericanHort announces pre-registration for Cultivate’21 opens on February 8, 2021. Details can be found online at cultivateevent.org. The all-industry trade show and…

January 18, 2021:

US (NH): Second Virtual Market series from Pleasant View Gardens to cover new industry trends

Continuing its focus on continual market education and engagement, Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) is excited to announce its second virtual Market Series event for growers, brokers, retailers, and gardeners alike.  “The response to the content we provided during our Virtual Open House Week last year, as well as…

Kuno Jacobs, Nova Exhibitions on his experiences as exhibition organizer:

"I expect even more enthusiasm for physical trade shows than before the pandemic"

The events sector is one of the sectors that has been hit hardest by the corona crisis. "Where many sectors see their turnover decrease it is not easy for the events sector and therefore also trade fairs. As you don't make any turnover if you don't organize a trade fair, you go back to zero." This is…

TPIE's Online Opening Session, January 20

How consumers will thrive in 2021

In 2021, TPIE will take place online. Returning to TPIE, Max is back to talk about consumer interests post-pandemic and how plants will fit in with consumer awareness and needs. "This session will be packed full of best practices from global innovators and key takeaways to bring back to your team." Maxwell…

a day to help fight loneliness

Europe: Florist organisations support Grandparents' Day

Loneliness has become a major issue for the elderly and the pandemic reminds us how unique the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is. In collaboration with the Dutch Embassies and Consulates General in various European countries Grandparents' Day was launched this year to help…

Registration for participation is only possible in the month of April

NL: Plantarium 2021 is scheduled to take place from 1 to 3 September

The preparations for Plantarium 2021 are currently underway. The pandemic is causing a lot of uncertainty, which means that the decision on whether or not to open the physical location of the fair in September will be made at the end of March. This will be based on current developments surrounding the…

online business hub open to attendees through April 8, 2021

US: MANTS 2021 welcomed over 3,000 total registrants

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) concluded its first-ever online tradeshow on January 8, bringing together exhibitors and buying companies to network, explore and…

June 5 – 1, 2021

US (PA): 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show will be held outdoors for the first time

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) announced that tickets to the 2021 Philadelphia Flower Show, June 5 – 13, are available for purchase at www.PHSonline.org.…

US: World floral expo 2021 rescheduled to September

World floral expo 2021 has been rescheduled to September. Originally planned in March, the state of Covid-19 forced the show to move to later dates in the year. For this reason World floral expo 2021 is now scheduled to take place from Wednesday September 22 to Friday September 24. Also the Exhibit Hall…

set to take place online February 17–18, 2021

OAN announces Nursery Guide LIVE virtual marketplace

Nursery Guide LIVE - a virtual marketplace bringing together green industry buyers with the top providers of plants, products and services - will take place Wednesday and…

Flower Expo Ukraine 2021 rescheduled to 1-3 June

Flower Expo Ukraine is rescheduled due to the ongoing uncertainties related to the Coronavirus situation. Initially the exhibition was scheduled for 13-15 April, however the organizers believe that the beginning of June will offer better circumstances to hold the exhibition. In recent months and weeks…

Madlen Miserius about Fruit Logistica Special Edition 2021

"This new concept of Fruit Logistica Special Edition is our plan B”

Normally in January the whole of the fresh produce sector would be preparing to head to Berlin for Fruit Logistica. This year everything is different and the Fruit Logistica Special Edition will take place on 18, 19,20 May. We asked Madlen Miserius Senior Produce Manager for Fruit Logistica about her…

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US: Philadelphia flower show celebrates year of the outdoors

The new year rings in a completely re-imagined Philadelphia Flower Show, the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event. In a year like no other, the Philadelphia Flower Show will be held outdoors for the first time in Show history — taking place Saturday, June 5 through Sunday, June 13, at…

Webinar on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 6PM (EST)

Optimizing plant growth with indoor lighting

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension is organizing a webinar on 'Optimizing plant growth with indoor lighting'. The event will take place on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 6PM (EST).  In the webinar, the presenters will elaborate on light and how plants use it, and how artificial light can be…

Tuesday January 26th, 2021 between 3:00 and 5:00 pm

Upcoming workshop: Greenhouse energy savings

Interested in learning the latest opportunities for energy savings in your floriculture greenhouse? Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG), the County of Essex, and Essex…

US: PennState University announces virtual greenhouse growers day

The Greenhouse Growers Day webinar aims to help growers stay up to date on the latest practices and techniques to produce high quality herbaceous plants. This webinar will…

February 17, 2021

More info on Ellepots by A.M.A. and the RootSmart Propagation System at Nursery Growers Short Course

At the Nursery Growers Short Course, on February 17, A.M.A. Horticulture will be discussing Ellepots by A.M.A. and the RootSmart Propagation System. About Ellepots by A.M.A. "Ellepots by A.M.A. are a method for sustainable plant growing with reduced use of plastics. Ellepots are used for promoting healthy and…

August 26-29, 2021 in Istanbul:

Turkey: Gardening and landscaping products industry come together at CNRFlorist

One of the largest trade platform of the floristry, greenhouse, equipment, landscaping, and gardening industries, CNR Florist, will take place at the center of global trade,…

British Florist Association:

Covid-19 – money: a look at grants, furlough and apprenticeships

In this article, the British Flowers Association shows the latest information on grants, furlough and apprenticeships in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. England-…

American Flowers Week

Webinar:

Learn how you can participate in American Flowers Week 2021

Join Debra Prinzing and past designers of our botanical couture collections to learn how to plan, design and produce a 2021 floral fashion! Thinking of creating a Botanical Couture floral fashion for the 2021 American Flowers Week campaign? You’ll want to join our FREE live Webinar on Friday, January…

Turkey: Expo 2021 Hatay to postpone opening by eight months

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and Expo 2021 Hatay have agreed upon 10 December 2021 to 30 May 2022 as the new dates for their AIPH-approved…

New webinar on plant production lunch and learn

The UNH Cooperative Extension Landscape and Greenhouse Team is hosting a "Plant Production Lunch and Learn" webinar series (nine webinars for further detail visit link below).There is no limit to the number of attendees.  Topics will include the impact of biochar application on soil water retention, the way…

China: Guangdong Weisheng holds the 6th Flower Variety Exhibition

On December 28, 2020, the 6th Flower Variety Exhibition of Guangdong Weisheng opened in Shunde, Foshan, Guangdong.  This year's variety exhibition was jointly held by Guangdong Weisheng Greenhouse Technology Co., Ltd. and Syngenta Flowers. Despite the smaller setup of the event, due to the Covid pandemic, hundreds…

US: KidsGardening.org, National Garden Bureau form collaboration to reach and inspire even more gardeners

In a move to help grow and sustain an even more robust interest in gardening, KidsGardening and National Garden Bureau have created a working partnership to increase the reach…

Jan 6-8, 2021:

2021 Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show opens its virtual doors

2021 Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) will open it's virtual Days today. This year, due to the pandemic, they decided to organize an on-line show, the Business Hub. In total, 550 exhibitors will be attending to this three-day event.    What’s Happening at MANTS this week: Be sure to check out the show schedule and…

Poinsettia Variety Day Videos from Plantpeddler

Plantpeddler created several videos from their Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day. They gave each breeder representative that was present an opportunity to discuss a bit about their Poinsettia varieties to help inform the industry. In the Plantpeddler overview they also include a countdown of the top 10…

Includes observations of the new trends in the sector identified by Fiera di Padova

Italy: Green City Report Survey is now online

The results of the third and final survey of the 2020 Flormart Green City Report are now online. This includes observations of the new trends in the sector that Fiera di Padova identified in June 2020 and then followed up with a second survey in September. The Green supply chain sector has reacted to the…

AIPH welcomes new member Ornamental Plants & Flowers Mexico and approves OPF Mexico 2021

The new member is a committee integrated by the principal plants and flowers organisations of Mexico, including Mexican Flower Council, the State of Morelos Council of Ornamental Producers, Palacio de la Flor in Xochimilco, Floriculture Association of Villa Guerrero and the Cactus Union Producers of…

De Ruiter presents assortment at "Exposed" Ecuador

Last week, on Tuesday, December 15 and Wednesday, December 16, complying to all hygiene and social distance regulations and via the digital channels, De Ruiter presented "Exposed" Ecuador. They managed to import new and upcoming rose varieties in different cutting stages out of Ecuador. They presented…

June 7-9, The Doral, Miami:

US (FL): New dates for WF&FSA’s 2021 Floral Distribution Conference

WF&FSA has moved its Floral Distribution Conference from February to June 7-9 of next year. The exact same exceptional program will take place, just a couple months later to…

January 20-22, 2021

TPIE will take place online

TPIE will still take place on its scheduled show dates, January 20-22, 2021, but then online.    This includes its Opening Session with Max Luthy, and exciting Educational sessions. TPIE is also known as 'the industry connection' between buyers and exhibitors, offering targeted information on plant availability, and showcasing exhibitors and their plants,…

Salon du Végétal postpones physical trade show to last quarter of 2022

The Salon du Végétal postpones its physical tradeshow to the last quarter of 2022. On their website, they say the following: "The sanitary situation makes impossible the…

Perfect Plants 40 years

Perfect Plants celebrates its 40th birthday. Perfect Plants, until recently known as Pothos Plant, Vitrocom, and Plant Trade (rooting, tissue culture, and export) in the Dutch market, is an internationally operating company and active in plant selection, propagation, breeding, and the marketing of ornamentals, fresh produce,…

Starting on Monday the 11th of January

Dümmen Orange organizes digital event ‘Poinsettia Week Online’

In January 2021, Dümmen Orange organizes a brand new digital event called ‘Poinsettia Week Online’. The current pandemic accelerated the digital market approach of many floricultural organizations. Dümmen Orange also found new ways to inspire and inform customers online. With the upcoming ‘Poinsettia…

September 1-15, 2020

A September to remember

Also September is a month to remember for many companies. The weather has been challenging not only in Ethiopia and Kenya, but also nurseries in Loisiana facing challenges following a hurricane. Also good news the first half of September 2020; Desch Plantpak acquires IPP factories, Alexandra Farms adds 2ha of new varieties and…

Decorum

Decorum organises online Winter Fair

Growers cooperation Decorum looks back on a successful tenth edition of the Winter Fair at kwekerij JoGrow. Various growers presented their assortment of green houseplants to a select group of invited guests on 9, 10 and 11 December. In addition to this 'coronaproof' physical fair, the Winter Fair can…

Education program brings together industry leaders for a three-day online conference

"Green & Growin’ 21 Virtual Education fills a need for online learning"

Online education has been available for decades, but many have turned to it for the first time in 2020. The global pandemic forced everyone to find new ways to do business,…

virtual field day, January 20

Cultivar evaluation of compact vegetables for patio and indoor gardening

This virtual field day hosted by University of Florida will provide greenhouse growers with information on new compact tomato, pepper, and cucumber cultivars for patio and indoor gardening. Gain tips to produce great plants for the booming food gardening market in 2021. Presentations will be given by UF…

Astronaut André Kuipers plants the last flower bulbs for Keukenhof 2021

All 7 million flower bulbs have been planted in Keukenhof and the countdown to the opening on March 20, 2021 has begun. Dutch astronaut André Kuipers planted his own “Andre Kuipers” tulip in Keukenhof. André Kuipers saw planet earth from space during his space missions. The flower bulb region stands out…

IPM Summit and IPM Discovery Center cancelled

Against the background of the further tightening of the Corona Protection Ordinance and the already agreed extension until January 10th, 2021, IPM Essen announced that at this…

HortEx Vietnam 2021 rescheduled to 30 March – 1 April 2022

The organisers of HortEx Vietnam, Minh Vi Exhibition & Advertisement Services Co., Ltd (VEAS) from Vietnam, Nova Exhibitions B.V. (NOVA) from The Netherlands and Great Wall…

Celebrating Life at Danziger’s virtual salsa party

Last Thursday, Danziger hosted a first-of-its-kind virtual salsa party for its Latin America clients to celebrate Christmas and the new year to come. The party broadcasted live from 3 main locations: Danziger Israel, Danziger Colombia and Danziger Ecuador and gathered all the Latin America customers including…

June 28-30, San Francisco

Two more speakers announced for Slow Flowers Summit 2021

The rescheduled Slow Flowers Summit will be taking place at the same location and on the same dates next year: June 28-30, 2021. More details will follow in the New Year. In the meantime, two additional speakers have been announced. Abra Lee, Atlanta-based horticulturist, author and speaker, can be found…

Ball SB

Colombia: Ball SB takes the show on the road

This year we have all been forced to change our way of working in many ways. "For everyone it has been trial and error and we have failed in many projects making it frustrating at times, but nothing has stopped us and we kept trying," shares Carmen L. Márquez, Marketing Manager with Ball SB. "Therefore…

Highlights from the 2020 Australian Horticultural Trials Week

Could not make it to the 2020 Australian Horticultural Trials Week last week? Here is a quick summary of the highlights on display at each of the six plant exhibitors.   by Gabrielle Stannus   Dahlia LaBella Maggiore Yellow Botanical name: Dahlia pinnata LaBella Maggiore Yellow Dimensions at maturity: Height = 45-70cm, width = 19-23cm…

BPOA

January 20, 2021

UK: Annual BPOA conference goes online

This January you can experience a new type of conference from the comfort of your own desk/laptop or tablet. Due to the continuing need for virus distancing precautions with large gatherings, BPOA is using Hopin.com to stage its annual conference virtually. You can go ahead and reserve your place for…

PHS

June 5-13, 2021

Philadelphia Flower Show goes outdoor for 2021

In a year like no other, thinking outside the box has become the norm – whether it’s finding new ways to work, attend school, or socialize, we have all experienced something new within our daily lives due to COVID-19. So how did PHS determine a new way for a 193-year-old show to be re-imagined? The famed…

Royal FloraHolland organizes extra online Member Session for international members

The Members' Council of Royal FloraHolland organises an extra online member session for all our international members on Thursday 17 December 2020 from 15:30 to 17:00 CET/Amsterdam time. The session will be in English. A lot is changing for you and at Royal FloraHolland. The countdown to 100% Digital has…

Syngenta Flowers

Plantpeddler shares Poinsettia Variety Day 2020 results

Plantpeddler, located in Cresco, Iowa, conducted a trial of 144 commercial and pre-release Poinsettia varieties. Variety Day was hosted on Thursday, December 3, with representatives of Poinsettia breeders, broker representatives, and growers in attendance. The trial was produced under natural season…

September 2-4, Warsaw

Green is life & Flower Expo Poland 2021 edition announced

The 28th edition of the International Exhibition Green is Life & Flower Expo Poland will be held on September 2-4, 2021 in Warsaw. The organizers are the Polish Nurserymen…

Why nobody visits virtual exhibition stands

It’s the talk of 2020. Virtual events have filled your calendar. "And as a business owner, you’re probably thinking you should get involved," the team with Quadrant2Design says. "If trade shows have long been part of your marketing strategy, exhibiting at a virtual trade show might seem like the obvious…

TOTF will be continued in 2021

Due to the success of the Thursd Online Trade Fair (TOTF) last fall, Thursd has decided to hold another edition in January 2021. Floriculture companies from all over the world show themselves online…

PMA Floral webinar on December 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET

"Let's Look Forward"

On Wednesday December 9, a new PMA Floral 2021 webinar will be taking place at 1:00 p.m. ET. In this webinar, they will look forward to 2021. Join them to hear the latest forecast on consumer trends;…

Looking back at February 2020

How Covid-19 started to impact the industry

We often start the beginning of February with a photo report of the IPM Essen - and at that time not knowing that it would be one of our last shows to attend in 2020. A week later, our colleagues from HortiDaily visited the Fruit Logistica in Berlin, where the effects of the coronavirus started to take…

Dec 1-mid-December in the Netherlands:

Clayrton’s to organize a mini-fair celebrating sustainable packaging

From December 1st until mid-December, Clayrton’s will showcase its new range by organizing a mini-fair at its business location in The Netherlands. Upon appointment, clients will have a chance to discover the company’s latest developments with focus on retail solutions. Creativity, innovation, and…

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

US (NE): 2020 poinsettia sale brings changes, success, community support

It can be unsaid that 2020 brought uncertainty to everybody’s lives. Faculty, staff and students have attempted to normalize as many things as possible, but it’s required innovation to do so. Officers of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln recognized student organization Horticulture Club decided to press…

UCONN

An update for ornamental greenhouse growers for the upcoming growing season

University of Connecticut Bedding Plants Meetings in 2021

In February, University of Connecticut will organize bedding plants meetings for commercial greenhouse growers (wholesale and retail) producing ornamental spring bedding plants, specialty annuals and herbaceous perennials. The events are scheduled on February 10,17 and 24. Click here to learn more about…

January 6-8, 2021

US (MD): The MANTS.com Business Hub features more than 530 exhibiting companies

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show's new online MANTS.com Business Hub now features more than 530 exhibiting companies who are ready to connect and do business at MANTS 2021,…

Special Year Overview: all major happenings in a row

December is here! As the final month of the year has started, you might feel happy that the end of 2020 is in sight. Well, not for us and nor is it on FloralDaily. Being in full holiday spirit already, we will start with our Special Year Overview today. In this special, we will look back at 2020 and we…

As by now without fresh flowers, but plenty of opportunity to gain fresh ideas

Messe Frankfurt organizes one time only event: International Consumer Goods Show, supplemented by Digital Days

In view of the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated international travel restrictions, Messe Frankfurt decided to merge their exhibitions Christmasworld, Paperworld and Ambiente to one physical exhibition, namely International Consumer Goods Show, which will be held from…

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…

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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…

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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,…


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