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Adjusting environmental parameters under high light intensity

Studies have proven the benefits of increasing light levels beyond 1,000 PPFD in cannabis production. In this Fluence webinar, research and horticulture service experts will…

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Deadline January 4

Four new online greenhouse courses offered

Greenhouse growers that are new to the industry or those that are interested in brushing up on their knowledge can now sign up for four self-paced courses in Michigan State University Extension’s Online College of Knowledge greenhouse series: Abiotic Disorders of Greenhouse Crops, Greenhouse and Horticultural…

June 26-28, 2022

Slow Flowers Summit parters with Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture for 2022 conference

Debra Prinzing, founder and creative director of Slow Flowers LLC, announced the program details, venue partners, and speaker lineup for the fifth Slow Flowers Summit, coinciding with the eighth anniversary of American Flowers Week. Prinzing, producer of the Summit and founder of the Slow Flowers…

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Mexico: "Second edition of Ornamental Plants & Flower Expo a success"

From November 17 to 19, 2021, the second edition of the Ornamental Plants & Flowers Expo took place in Mexico City. As a partner country, the Netherlands was in the spotlight this year.  (From left to right) Dutch Ambassador, Wilfred Mohr; Minister of Economy of Morelos, Ana Cecilia Rodríguez PhD; President…

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December 9, 1 PM

Webinar to shed light on rise in houseplant popularity

The Floral Marketing Fund (FMF) will host a webinar on December 9th at 1 PM Eastern Time to present results from a consumer preferences study about houseplants conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study’s researchers, Dr. Melinda Knuth, NC State University, Dr. Hayk Khachatryan, Mid-Florida…

December: Special Year Overview

In 2022, it will be 22 year since the new millennium started. Can't believe it? Neither can we, but it is true. Before we go there, it is time to reflect on what has happened this year. Over the next couple of weeks, we will look back at 2021 and we will highlight the most important events that impacted the industry. New…

Photo report: Growtech Antalya 2021

An aerial photo of the Antalya Province, located in the south west of Turkey, shows greenhouses as far as you can see; smaller and bigger, low-tech and high-tech greenhouses, growing tomatoes, peppers, flowers like carnations, and exotic products like bananas and dragon fruit. It is no wonder Growtech,…

Theo Aanhane, Eurofins Horti

Ecuador: A peak into Siflor 2021

“The event had a participation of nearly 300 people of different nationalities, among which were people from Colombia, the United States, Brazil, The Netherlands, and others,” says Theo Aanhane, Business Unit Manager of Eurofins Horti. The company was present with a stand at the ninth edition of the most important international…

L&G Agroflowers:

"Expoplantas was an opportunity for us to show our portfolio"

Last October, the third edition of Expoplantas was held in Colombia, this time being organized in Pereira, in the heart of the coffee zone. This Fair is the first to be held at the Latin level after the reactivation by the pandemic and designed directly for Nursery. L&G Agroflower showed its portfolio,…

New varieties and company tours at Lazzeri’s busy Open Days

Italy: “We want growers to see how the poinsettia varieties perform in different regions”

“Different climates and growing circumstances can lead to different results. Therefore, it is important for growers to know what the poinsettia results would be like for their locations specifically,” says Andrea Lazzeri, Global Product Manager of Lazzeri. At their Fall/Winter 2021 open house (November…

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16-17 July

UK: Flower and Garden Show to return to Belvoir Castle near Grantham

The Belvoir Castle Flower and Garden Show will be returning for its fifth consecutive year. This two-day event is moving to a larger site within the castle's estate and will be taking place on July 16 and 17, 2022. Award-winning growers and nurseries from all over the UK will be taking part, and in…

Green Industry Show & Conference 2021

Canadian snow storms and floods: “Luckily our trade show was virtual this year”

“With the weather extremities, we were very grateful that our exhibitors and visitors did not have to be on the road. Because of the pandemic, we had already decided months ago that we wanted to do our trade show virtually this year, and we turned out to be very happy with that decision,” explains…

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Mums the word: growing chrysanthemums

When people think of chrysanthemums, more commonly referred to as 'mums', they think of the colorful bunches of daisies seen in just about every floral department in a grocery store, but it is in autumn when these brilliant blooms naturally flower. Many Asian cultures admire and hold the late-season…

January 23-26, 2022

UK: Booking now open for GCA Conference

You can now book your spot for the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 56th annual conference on January 23-26, 2022. The conference, which will include talks, industry updates, and opportunities to socialize, takes place at the Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa in Lancashire. GCA Chief…

"This Iberflora 2021 edition marked by the increase in foreign visitors"

Iberflora has presented the official data of its 50th edition, which saw the return to the face-to-face format in which 24% of foreign exhibiting companies were present, 5% more compared to the last face-to-face edition of 2019. The total number of exhibitors at Iberflora 2021 was 386, which occupied an…

UK: Agri-Innovation Minister visits the John Innes Centre

Newly appointed Agri-Innovation Minister Jo Churchill MP visited the John Innes Centre to find out more about the impact delivered through research, particularly in regards to generating resources to support crop breeding in the UK. During the visit, the Minister heard about the longstanding relationship…

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40th annual GIMA Awards

And the winners are...

Earlier this week the great and good of the garden retail industry came together to celebrate the 40th annual GIMA Awards at a glittering black-tie event, held at the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort. Celebrating the innovation, dedication and passion that goes into everything – from product development, to marketing campaigns…

Ornamental Plants & Flowers Mexico

"Horticultural trade fair shows diversity of Latin American products"

Ornamental Plants & Flowers México is the latest foreign event of IPM Essen, a trade fair for horticulture. From November 17-19, some 80 national and international exhibitors will present their products and services for the industry at Centro Citibanamex. The exhibition areas range from cut flower and…

Plantpeddler invites the industry to their Poinsettia Variety Day Poinsettia

"The trial reflects commercial production under the variable Fall conditions of the Upper Midwest"

The industry is invited to Cresco, Iowa on December 2nd for the Plantpeddler Poinsettia Variety Day. In trial are 160+ commercial and pre-release Poinsettia varieties, produced under production protocols and environmental conditions. Various Poinsettia breeders will be represented in the trial, including…

December 2, 1:00 PM (EST)

ErfGoed webinar: ‘‘How to capitalize on your production space?’’

Thursday, December 2nd, ErfGoed will host an educational webinar that will feature a vital subject for growers: ‘how to capitalize on your production space?’ Did you know that…

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Introducing 'Danziger Talks' – new webinars focus on forecasting and trends

Danziger is powering up the 2023 season by providing new ways for customers and partners to connect and learn. The company is announcing the Danziger Talks series, two TED Talk-style webinar events aimed at helping drive sales. Whether you are a young plant producer, grower, or retailer, these sessions…

December 7, 12:30 -15:30 (CET)

Online mini-symposium on Tropilaelaps spp. mites

On Tuesday 7 December 2021, the Dutch National Reference Laboratory for bee diseases will organize an online mini-symposium entitled ‘Tropilaelaps spp.: the next global threat to honey bee health?' Tropilaelaps spp. mites parasitize honey bee brood of several Apis species in Asia. Much like the varroa…

June 11 – June 19

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show returns in 2022

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has announced several early enhancements to its 2022 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, being held for the second time outdoors in Show history. 'In Full Bloom' will take place in South Philadelphia’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park (FDR Park) from Saturday, June 11…

November 9, 5:00 p.m.

What do consumers value most when purchasing nursery plants?

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and the Marketing & Consumer Studies department at the University of Guelph have partnered to better understand the factors consumers consider and value when purchasing nursery plants. Results from consumer interviews completed through in-store intercept interviews…

9th November 10:00 - 16:00

'Learn how to create an engaged audience, and convert them into clients'

Discover how to take amazing horticultural-focused content by yourself, simply with the smartphone camera you already have in your pocket.  Join marketing guru Catherine Hills from Brass Bee Marketing and photography expert Jonathan Ward from Ginger Horticulture for a day of learning at Provender Nurseries.…

"We want to attract overseas investors"

Rwanda uses IFTF participation to improve its position in the floriculture market

This year is the fifth time Rwanda has participated in the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF), held in the Netherlands from November 3 to 5, 2021. According to the Rwandan delegation, the trade fair is "an excellent opportunity to promote flower trade and increase production." Rwanda usually…

What was the first international IFTF since the pandemic like?

Photo report: IFTF 2021

Last Friday, the Expo Haarlemmermeer closed its doors in Vijfhuizen for the first edition of the International Floriculture Trade Exhibition (IFTF) since the pandemic. While a press conference on Tuesday imposed new coronavirus measures in The Netherlands, the trade fair was able to continue with many foreign exhibitors finally…

UK: Growing with ‘peat alternatives’

Based on various materials or blends of materials including coir, wood fiber, and bark, peat-reduced and peat-free products are now available from all the major growing media manufacturers. Trials have shown most of these products can perform as well as peat-based media if they are managed appropriately.…

First Amaryllis seasonal mix box presented at Trade Fair

The Trade Fair was held in the Netherlands last week. On its opening day, Van der Plas and the Amaryllis promotion committee's partnership officially started with the handing over of the first Amaryllis seasonal mix box at the Floral Trade Group booth. Edwin Vellekoop presented this first box on behalf…

horticulture's finest presented at Expo 2020, Dubai

"Given the local climate conditions in the Gulf region, local and safe food production is not an easy task"

It is a prime example of the horticultural technology that has adorned the Expo 2020 in Dubai since the beginning of last month: a meter-high conical biotope houses 10,000 edible plants in the middle of the Dutch pavilion. With this unusual creation, various horticultural suppliers are demonstrating how…

Full photo report on Monday

Last hours of IFTF get going

While the last day of the IFTF may have started off a bit slower than the first two days, attendance started to pick up later in the day. When talking to the exhibitors, the majority was very pleased with the outcome of this year's edition. Lots of business meetings have been taking place these past three days, hopefully…

Bernhard Plantenkwekerij wins Royal FloraHolland Greenovation Award 2021

The Greenovation Award 2021 has been won by Bernhard Plantenkwekerij with their Phalaenopsis Elegant line (butterfly orchid). These are grown entirely sustainably in greenhouses heated by geothermal energy. The Greenovation Award is granted to the best sustainable product or concept introduction within…

29-30 November

UK: RABI welcomes visitors to the Welsh Winter Fair

Farming charity, RABI, will be welcoming visitors to their stand at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair on 29 – 30 November 2021 at the showground at Llanelwedd. The charity is…

23-25 February, Fiera Milano

Myplant & Garden to take place in 2022

After announcing the official allocation of the exhibiting halls for the upcoming sixth edition of Myplant & Garden – which will take place in the historical halls 12-16-20, for a gross exhibiting surface of 45,000 sqm – the organizers are evaluating a possible expansion to a fourth hall, “considering…

AAA Florabell presented to the public during Trade Fair Aalsmeer.

Yesterday morning, the new chrysanthemum variety AAA Florabell was presented to the public during the Trade Fair Aalsmeer. AAA Florabell is a bright white Santini, developed by Dekker Chrysanten, and will be marketed by Funny Santini in week 45. Shortly after the official start of the Trade Fair Aalsmeer,…

Chrysal

Chrysal to present their innovations at IFTF and Trade Fair

This year, Chrysal is introducing no fewer than 5 new innovations at the IFTF (3-5 November) in Vijfhuizen and the Trade Fair in Aalsmeer: the new sustainable Arrive Alive Eco, bio-based flower food, Flower Gel, Liquid Sachet on String, and Vident.  Arrive Alive EcoThe online sale of flowers has increased…

"We have never seen the IFTF this busy"

As if last year never happened, this year's Trade Fairs are again the parties of the Dutch and the international flower and plant sectors. Lots of people in the aisles, cheerful exhibitors and, according to reports, also many foreign visitors. At the same time, all sorts of prizes will be awarded,…

Biancheri Creazioni brings its ranunculus and anemone novelties to IFTT

From the 3rd to the 5th of November, Biancheri Creazioni, a hybridizer of ranunculus and anemones, will be present at the IFTF (International Floriculture Trade Fair), the world fair which annually brings together the best floricultural companies to present their collections and which takes place at the…

9-11 February 2022

Flormart changes dates to 2022

Flormart features the strategic needs of the sector and is rescheduled from 9 to 11 February 2022 with a Special edition focusing on the Italian excellence of ornamental nursery gardening. This…

IFTF and FHTF kick off

Less than 24 hours ago a press conference was organized, imposing new measures to fight the coronavirus in the Netherlands, and fortunately, none of them affected the trade shows that are taking place this week in the country: IFTF and FHTF. This morning, both trade shows kicked off, enabling the floricultural world to meet up…

Addenda launches new media library during the Trade Fair Aalsmeer

Discover the world of Addenda in the new Addenda media library. With this new marketing tool, Addenda offers marketing and sales support to customers and members in the broadest sense of the word. In the Addenda media library you can download a large collection of atmospheric photography, product…

26 November 2021

Webinar 'Carbon Neutral Horticulture in Japan'

The Dutch embassy in Tokyo organizes the sixth edition of the 'Netherlands-Japan horticulture webinar' on November 26th. Due to Covid, the event will again be held online.…

Stu­dents believe growing can become car­bon neu­tral by 2040

After a fiercely contested competition last weekend between five UK secondary schools, Laurus Ryecroft (Manchester) has won the prestigious title of 'Food, Farming and Natural Environment School of the Year 2021'. The national competition, run by education organization LEAF Education, in collaboration…

Raymond Evison on winning his 31st Gold Medal:

“The delayed Chelsea Flower Show was an opportunity to show our repeat flowering clematis”

“This year’s Chelsea Flower Show was an important event for us, as it was an opportunity to show the quality of our repeat flowering clematis. The exhibit won me my 31st Gold Medal and our first Presidents Award,” says breeder Raymond Evison, whose clematis start their life at the Guernsey Clematis…

November 1 - January 31

Interflora’s Florist of the Year Competition is back

Interflora is once again looking for talented florists from across the UK and Ireland to enter their prestigious Florist of the Year competition. For the first time ever, the competition is open to all florists in the UK and Ireland, not just Interflora members, and in another first, the winner of…

November 24-25, December 1-2

The Modern Garden: looking at the future of gardening

The Modern Garden is a conference for professional horticulturists which looks to the future of gardens and gardening. It also celebrates 25 years of PlantNetwork by focusing on the next 25 years. With sessions addressing innovations in gardening, sustainable gardens, ecosystem services,…

Selecta one at the Trade Fair Aalsmeer 2021

"After almost two years, we are back with new introductions"

From November 3 to 5, Selecta one presents current highlights and developments of assortment in Booth 22.4 at the Trade Fair in Aalsmeer. After almost 2 years, they are back with both new as well as approved varieties and introduce new and evolved projects. For the third time now, cut flowers of the…

Trial results from last week’s Virtual Field Day

What are the best varieties to grow in the tropical sun?

More than 150 cultivars were evaluated in Singapore, to see which ones were able to stand the heat and humidity. The trial locations at Gardens by the Bay were supplied with the best heat-tolerant varieties from four different breeders: PanAmerican Seed, Dummen Orange, Sakata Seed, and Syngenta. The…

November 18, 12:00-1:00 (EST)

Staying alive: strategies to improve shelf life of spring crops

Dr. Neil Mattson shares his tips for spring production based on his research in ornamental plant production. Dr. Mattson is a familiar face to many in the floriculture sector. Check out the details below, and don’t forget to register. Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021 Time: 12:00-1:00 PM EST Where: Zoom…

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UK: Lambeth’s Garden Museum hosts houseplant festival

The Garden Museum in Lambeth hosted a festival dedicated to all things houseplant last weekend. The Houseplant Festival 2021 brought together houseplant enthusiasts, influencers, sellers, and horticultural historians all under one roof. Alice Vincent, a horticulture writer, founded the festival in 2019…

Dennis Kneepkens’ design at Alexandra Farms’ IFTF stand

“Garden Rose Design winner is designing our IFTF installation”

For this year’s IFTF, Alexandra Farms has come up with a special way to showcase their flowers to the attendees: for the event, they are partnering with Dennis Kneepkens, who will be designing a garden rose installation for their stand. Kneepkens is the winner of the Alexandra Farms 2021 Garden Rose…

Visit the cyclamen open days at Schoneveld Breeding

Schoneveld Breeding's Cyclamen Open Days 2021 have started. This year, they offer you more than just the beautiful Cyclamens: the entrance of their PlantXperience is an explosion of colors with Cyclamen in all shapes and sizes.  Cyclamen Open DaysEvery year, they open their doors for young plant producers…

Virtual panel discussion on 16 November

US: National floral marketing promotion proposed

For years, flower prices and sales were flat: companies wondered how they could convince consumers to buy flowers with as much regularity as milk and bread. Then the pandemic changed everything. Consumers began to see flowers as a way to connect with loved ones and brighten their homes, and sales…

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November 11 and 18

Ciopora organizes two plant breeding webinars

The 2nd edition of the CIOPORA Breeding Academy is back with two webinars in November. On November 11, learn from Dr. Robert Boehm (Head of Molecular Breeding at Klemm + Sohn GmbH & Co. KG, Germany) how breeders are dealing with climate change in the ornamental sector. This webinar will provide an…

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November 18, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m

Invitation to 14th annual poinsetta trial and open house

Millstadt Young Plants and N.G. Heimos Greenhouses will host their Poinsettia Trial Open House on Thursday, November 18, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. They will also host a special day for all the brokers to meet with the breeders on November 17th. The open house will be showcasing a comparison trial of hundreds…

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UK Horticultural Trades Association: Events update

HTA National Plant Show – 21/22 June 2022,Halls 1 & 2, NAEC Stoneleigh The National Plant Show is back, bigger and better with over 120 stands already booked. Providing companies the opportunity to showcase everything from seeds, bulbs, house plants, and a wide range of garden plants to labeling and…

October 4-6

Confirmed dates for Iberflora 2022

The next edition of Iberflora will be held on Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 October 2022, again jointly with Eurobrico, Ecofira, and Efiaqua. The objectives set by the management team are to exceed the 55.000 m2 of occupied area and the figure of 1.000 exhibiting companies and 20.000 visitors. For the first…

What the SAF Outstanding Varieties judges said about Deliflor's varieties

At the end of September, SAF held its annual convention, packed with meetings, speakers, receptions, and parties. Among all these, there was The Outstanding Varieties Competition, where Deliflor is a regular contestant. This year Deliflor won 4 Blue Ribbons, and this is what the judges said about these 4…

25-27 May 2022

Agritechnica Asia and Horti Asia will be back

As vaccination rates are continuously increasing in Thailand and the Southeast Asian region, Thailand will re-open the country for vaccinated foreigners from 46 low-risk…

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7-9 December 2021

Registration for Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo open

The 2021 Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo, in partnership with the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, and Farm Market Expo, will be held in person on Dec. 7-9 at the Devos Place Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The floriculture team from Michigan State University Extension worked with the Western…

BIZZ Holland at IPM Essen 2022

New scan tour allows people at home to join the trade fair

BIZZ Holland will once again be present at the forthcoming edition of the Internationale Pflanzenmesse (IPM) in Essen (Germany) with a group of Dutch horticulture companies. The joint BIZZ Holland stand will be at the familiar location in the 'Nederland' hall 8, right next to the renovated 'Ost'…

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Oct 29 - Nov 1

14th chrysanthemum flower expo 2021 to be held

With the arrival of the Tihar festival, the Floriculture Association of Nepal (FAN) is set to organize the 14th Chrysanthemum Flower Expo 2021. The fair will be held at Jawalakhel Sports Ground from October 29 to November 1.  The expo will hold a total of 48 stalls to showcase the variety of flowers in the…

Jack Ma visits Dutch greenhouses

Jack Ma, known as the founder of Ali Baba, and business partner David Yu visited the Netherlands this Monday for research purposes within the horticulture sector. The organizers of the reception, Pierre Bell and Jiayan Cai of the Flexibell Systems Group, speak of a successful visit and thank the receiving companies: World Horti…

What was discussed at the first global wedding flowers webinar?

The future of wedding flowers: “The budget continues to increase”

Will flowerless weddings be an option in the future? And what about the colors and trends that will be in trend next year? This and much more was discussed during yesterday’s first global wedding flower webinar, organized by FCI, AIPH, and Flower Academy Italy. “While the value of the global wedding…

Dick van Raamsdonk on this year’s event

IFTF 2021: “While Dutch companies are more reserved, foreign exhibitors are very eager to exhibit”

“What has been notable about this year’s IFTF registrations is that Dutch companies are a bit more reserved than the foreign ones are,” says Dick van Raamsdonk of HPP Exhibitions, organizer of the show. This year’s edition is the first to occur in two years, as last year’s event had to be canceled due to…

November 1-19

Beekenkamp Plants organizes "celebrate the winter"

From 1 November to 19 November, Beekenkamp opens its door for 'Celebrate the Winter', where one can get inspiration from the autumn products of the company; Poinsettias and Cyclamen.  After another successful edition of 'Celebrate the Seasons', Beekenkamp Plants now organizes 'Celebrate the Winter'. As a specialized…

Plant breeding AI gets schooled in new student competition

If Hillsborough Street glowed a bit brighter recently, it might have been from the collective mental energy focused on NC State’s first Agricultural Technology Hackathon. The university and USDA-Agricultural Research Service created the Ag Tech Hackathon to accelerate agricultural research using computer…

ExpoPlantas Colombia, October 22

"We had double the number of exhibitors"

The third edition of ExpoPlantas, the Colombian Trade Show for Nursery Growers, concluded last Friday, October 22, 2021, with figures that doubled the number of exhibitors and participating buyers in relation to the previous version.  Opening Ceremony Ribbon cutting ceremony  Jairo Cadavid, president of the Association…

Virtual Field Day: October 27 2021, 3-5PM Singapore Time

Tropical Sun: Showing growers new varieties that can stand heat and humidity

This Virtual Field Day hosted by Gardens by the Bay will provide growers and landscapers with information on new varieties of flowering plants for tropical sunny landscapes. Since the opening in 2012, more than 50 million visits have been made to Gardens by the Bay. See the video below for a sneak peek…

January 24 - February 4

Future floriculture managers wanted for new edition Mastercourse

After a 2 year pause due to COVID-19, Jungle Talks is partnering again with leading suppliers of knowledge and technology from the Netherlands in organizing the Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture from 24 January to February 4, 2022. In addition, Jungle Talks teams up with AIPH in organizing the ‘Young…

Hyacinths' future is colorful

What exactly will hyacinth cultivation in the Netherlands look like in a decade? No one really knows, but there is clearly a future for these flowers, with different paths leading to it. That became clear during a well-attended interactive meeting on September 30, 2021. Greenport Duin- en Bollenstreek (an agricultural cooperative), the Dutch…

Pasadena tournament of roses offers sneak peek at 2022 rose parade floats

As the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and community partners enter the final stretch leading up to the 2022 Rose Parade presented by Honda, the third in a series of sneak previews of floral float entries reveal the spectacle that awaits streetside and worldwide broadcast audiences on Saturday, January 1,…

"Our educational grants strengthen the future of floriculture"

17 programs will receive funding through American Floral Endowment's 2021-21 Educational Grants. The organizations, universities, and industry groups receiving grant funding offer a diverse array of programs that are vital to the floral industry’s advancement and success. The funding of these essential…

Ball SB Open Week

Colombia: "Showing visitors the latest developments at our R&D site"

From October 4-8th, Ball SB hosted an Open Week at their R&D Site in Sesquilé, Colombia to show the more than 300 varieties of their diversified core and new product portfolio from over 30 species.  The trials were shown in 6 greenhouses where visitors could find out about the latest developments in Asters,…

Alan Roper wins Institute of Directors' Director of the Year Award 2021

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in Guernsey has announced that Alan Roper, Managing Director at Blue Diamond Group, is the winner of this year’s IoD Director of the Year…

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Culinary herb survey: call for participants

University researchers are seeking input from greenhouse growers and indoor potted and fresh-cut culinary herb growers in order to initiate a national research and extension project aimed to address the needs of the emerging industry. Your anonymous input for the survey will help to steer the focus of…

November 23-26, 2021

Ecuador: Expoflores presents Siflor 2021 in Quito

Coming November, the Ninth International Floriculture Symposium Siflor2021 will take place in Quito, Ecuador. Siflor2021 will be held from November 23th to 25th. The farm…

October 25, 4pm-5:30pm

Welcome to the global wedding flowers webinar

FloraCulture International (FCI) magazine, supported by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), and Flower Academy Italy are delighted to announce the first global live-stream wedding flowers industry event on Monday 25 October from 4pm to 5.30pm (Central European Summer Time).…

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52nd International flower arranging competition visited by Prince Albert II and Princess Caroline

After a virtual edition last year, the 52nd International Flower Arranging competition took place during the autumn dates of mid-October for the first time. The competition brought together about fifty competitors on the Casino Terraces to create floral arrangements for the expert eyes of international…

October 29, 7:30pm

Chelsea Flower Show winners to hold presentation in Whitchurch

Green-fingered Whitchurch residents will receive a gardening education courtesy of two Chelsea Flower Show winners later this month. Fresh from winning gold at this year's show, and consequent TV coverage, national multi-award winning commercial growers Chrysanthemums Direct will make a presentation at…

UK: Hort Science Online 2021 is live

Hort Science Online 2021 has gone live on 18 October with a platform comprising 5 zones containing practical and informative content on a broad spectrum of technical and…

GrootGroenPlus: "joint effort for great success"

In the past two years, the preparations for GrootGroenPlus 2021 were in full swing. The digital edition of 2020 resulted in a lot of lessons, which helped create this year’s hybrid event. On 6-8 October, the vision became reality: the 31st edition of trade fair GrootGroenPlus, combined with a digital…

November 3-5

World of Sprayroses kicks off at the Flower Bazar

The World of Sprayroses, a new foundation of sprayrose growers, will be present at the Flower Bazar from 3 – 5 November 2021. Located at the FloriWorld Aalsmeer, trendsetting companies of the entire floricultural industry will meet up and display their novelties in the boutique-style atmosphere. The World…

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China: Kaiyuan sees first flower forum

Under the guidance of the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the Agricultural and Rural Bureau of Kaiyuan City and Kaiyuan Tianhua Company, the first flower forum was organized. The enterprises that won the title of “Top 10 Famous Flowers” ​​in Yunnan at the end of September gathered…

Dummen Orange Open House, November 1-5

NL: Meeting customers and displaying new varieties

From 1 to 5 November, Dummen Orange is organizing an Open House at their location in De Kwakel, the Netherlands. During this Open House, they will have their latest flower and plant varieties on display for national and international growers and wholesalers. There will be opportunities to meet each other…

Ambassador of the Netherlands pays a visit to the Colombian Nursery Industry

The diplomatic representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Colombia, headed by Ambassador Ernst Noorman, along with Léontine Crisson, new Agricultural Counselor, and Andrés Santana, Agricultural Advisor, visited the facilities of the Darwin Colombia and Flores del Río on October 13th. They…

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50 years of the rhododendron festival

A Les Cleveland cocktail evening held at the Dunedin Botanic Garden’s propagation facility last night launched three days of festivities from Friends of the Dunedin Botanic Garden marking the 50th anniversary of rhododendron celebrations in Dunedin. Events include garden tours at Glenfalloch Woodland…

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US (TX): Duchess of the Rose Growers continues family legacy

When Emily Ann Milton is presented as Duchess of the Rose Growers, she will be carrying on a tradition that for decades has been part of her family. “It’s a great honor,” Milton said. “I think it’s more special because it’s been in my family for so many years and that I get to serve in this role 30 years…

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November 17, 10am-11am (AEST)

Webinar: Strategies to control insect pests that are not manageable with regular crop protection

Many groups of insect pests can be easily managed with relatively simple cultural strategies combined with crop protection and through the increasing availability of low-risk IPM-friendly insecticides which can be used to preserve predators and parasitoids and manage insect pests. But what do you do when…

Tyler's oldest, largest celebration returns as ribbon is cut on 88th annual Texas Rose Festival

The Rose Garden Center had a fairytale-like feel Thursday morning as Tyler’s oldest and largest annual celebration returned. The 88th Texas Rose Festival kicked off with a ribbon-cutting and morning prayer service, just two of what will be a string of events through Sunday celebrating Tyler’s…

"While this year's Proflora was postponed, we still held the Varieties Competition"

Proflora, with the collaboration of the Ministry of Agriculture, and Procolombia awarded prizes to the winners of the 2021 Varieties Competition in the Breeder and Producer categories; selecting, at the same time, a Grand Champion for the event. Quoting Augusto Solano, President of Asocolflores, “this…

WUR

May 14-18, 2023

WUR announces Postharvest Unlimited Conference and the Postharvest Ornamentals Symposium

The Postharvest Unlimited Conference and the Postharvest Ornamentals Symposium will place simultaneously in joined and parallel sessions. The events will take place in Wageningen, The Netherlands, allowing you to visit research facilities regarding postharvest physiology, technology, vision, and robotics…

Lazzeri Open Days, November 19-20

Italy: “We are exhibiting over 40 poinsettia varieties from our own genetics”

“We will be including a preview of the novelties for the coming season, as well as our complete assortment of cyclamen,” says the Lazzeri team about their upcoming Open Days. Their Fall Winter 2021 open house will be held on November 19-20 2021, in Sabaudia (Latina), Italy. Lazzeri's Open House in 2019…

15 years back and 15 years forward

From tilapia, LED and diffuse glass to autonomous growing and crop protection trials

Delphy Improvement Centre and the greenhouse horticulture business unit of Wageningen University & Research recently organized a knowledge-sharing event focused on the challenges for greenhouse horticulture in the next 15 years. Over the past 15 years, they have conducted research and implemented…

The Modern Garden with PlantNetwork:

Connecting gardens and sharing skills for 25 years.

Working as a professional horticulturist can be a solitary experience. Even working as part of a team, you might be the only one with your specialism or area of responsibility. Talking with and learning alongside others who share your experience, expertise or interests can provide the networking,…

November 1-5

NL: Schreurs opens doors for customers in the first week of November

Schreurs, breeder, and propagator of roses and gerbera flowers, is organizing their Open Days for professional growers and other interested parties from November 1st until…

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October 20-22, 2021

ExpoPlantas Colombia in the final stretch

Nearly 500 growers of live ornamental plants in Colombia, who believe in forcing meaningful business relationships and have joined Colviveros since its creation at the end of 2016, fine-tune the details of the third edition of ExpoPlantas, Colombia's Nursery Growers Expo, which will be held at ExpoFuturo…

SAF seeks award nominations and PFCI, AAF applications

Professional credentials give your business clout in the industry and distinguish you from competitors. The Society of American Florists is now accepting applications for…

Biotecture recognised with Gold Leaf Awards

Biotecture announces that three of their projects have secured recognition in this year’s plants@work awards. Their maintenance teams are a vital part of their commitment, and thus "we are proud to have been awarded Gold Leaf Awards for maintenance work at St Luke’s Hospital, Oxford, and the Ashford…

Prizes and policymakers at this year's Dutch Horticultural congress

More than two years ago, the Dutch National Horticultural Deal was signed. Last week, people from this sector gathered for an initial evaluation. The event attracted many policymakers in particular, but there were also several growers and chain partners like breeders and research centers, as well as…

Rose float builders overcoming parade of challenges

On a Saturday morning, the conversation between South Pasadena Tournament of Roses volunteers revolves around pampas grass for the float, specifically around where to find it. One volunteer points out that some grass is growing outside a Wells Fargo bank. Another says it’s growing near the train station.…

SAF Orlando 2021 attendees turn knowledge into action

Stephanie Navas, of Flowers on Broadway in Rocky Point, New York, has put inspiration from convention into action. The session about Instagram reels gave her the push to ask an employee to start posting to the shop’s Instagram and Tik Tok accounts, and the design session inspired her to dress up her…

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Learn to go low-peat or peat-free successfully

For many in the industry, this year’s Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO and Greenhouse Growers EXPO are the first chance to gather together again. The Grand Rapids, Michigan-based show is chock-full of meetings, education sessions, and chances to connect with other growers, vendors, and…

October 5-7, 2021

Spain: “This year’s Iberflora had 38% more visitors than in 2019”

With a total of 10.149 visitors, this year’s Iberflora saw 38% more visitors than 2019’s event. A total of 400 brands, 62 of which were foreign, have presented their products during these three days at Feria Valencia. The event was the first international event in the city since the start of the…

October 6-8

NL: Groot Groen back to the trade fair

Although attendance used to be slightly higher in the past, it was not by much. As always, everyone and everything who cares for Zundert's tree nursery travelled to Groot Groen to present their assortment, but especially to meet each other. Rowin, Frans and Ralf of NED personeel; Paul Rongen and Esther…

Nine KVBC medals during GrootGroenPlus 2021

One day before the opening of the 31st edition of GrootGroenPlus, the trial committee of the KVBC judged 14 novelties, of which 9 received a medal. Six silver and three bronze medals have been awarded. This morning, 6 October, the winners were announced by the KVBC president, Helma van der Louw. Six…

Floricultura and Van der Voort Young Plants jointly represented at Trade Fair Aalsmeer

Floricultura and Van der Voort Young Plants will be jointly represented at the upcoming Aalsmeer Trade Fair. This collaborative effort will further deepen the breeders’ strategic partnership, which was initiated in 2018. The companies will be sharing a booth where they will be meeting customers and other…

Dutch flowers were a crowd pleaser at French florist event

Florist events (too) have begun anew in France. Salon Novafleur was held in Tours, France, on October 3 and 4. Flower Circus was present to draw attention to Dutch growers and breeders. They did so in typical Flower Circus fashion. John Elstgeest shares this short (photo) report. Stefan van Berlo is the Belgian…

Advisory board looks forward with great anticipation to IPM ESSEN 2022

Preparations for IPM ESSEN 2022 are in full swing. From 25 to 28 January, Messe Essen will once again be the meeting place for the international green sector. The advisory board of the world's leading trade fair recently met to discuss the contents of the next edition of the fair and the program. The…

Viking Roses Open Trials: October 28 – November 6

NL: “People want to see behind the scenes of rose breeding and selection”

“Some 25 years ago, we invented international showcases,” says John Pouw of Viking Roses. “Today, rose producers do not buy varieties in a show area, but after testing extensively at their own farms. However, I am regularly asked for ‘a look in the kitchen’ of the breeding of Rosa and Harley Eskelund.…

World Floral Expo announces 2022 show dates

World Floral Expo has announced its new show dates for 2022. Covid-19 was the cause for the earlier reschedulings of the international flower trade show, but organizers hope and trust that this time it can finally take place. The dates that were confirmed have been set for Wednesday, March 9 to Friday,…

PMA's online Fresh Ideas Showcase opens for registration

Produce Marketing Association has announced an Online Fresh Ideas Showcase where companies can share products and services, which will be available for buyers to see the newest flavors and solutions.    “Each year countless products, services, and innovations are launched,” said director of events at PMA, Jamie Romano…

IFTF 2021: visitor registrations are growing

The number of registrations to attend IFTF 2021 is showing a strong increase. Over 1.000 new visitors signed up online in the past 2 weeks alone. Especially the number of…

November 3-4

Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo coming soon

Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo will feature educational sessions on the production of hydroponic leafy greens on November 4, 2021. These sessions will feature:•…

October 27, 3 - 5 pm Singapore Time (GMT+8)

Virtual field day: Annual landscape plants that can take heat and humidity

This virtual field day hosted by Gardens by the Bay, the leading display garden in Southeast Asia, will provide growers and landscapers with information on new varieties of flowering plants for tropical sunny landscapes. Gain tips and info on new varieties to grow for the booming landscape market in…

This week is Canadian Greenhouse Conference week

The 2021 Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) will take place this week on Wednesday and Thursday. Serving growers for over 40 years, the CGC is Canada’s foremost event for…

November 3-5, 2021

“Jamafa presenting the future in flower processing at IFTF”

On November 18 of this year it will be 12,5 years ago that Karel van Hattum breathed new life into Jamafa. Many developments later, Jamafa will now present the future in flower processing at the IFTF.The Jamafa team at IFTF 2019"Visit the Jamafa booth (B5.30) at the IFTF on November 3, 4, and 5 and we'll…

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IPD presents South American producers of cut flowers at the IFTF

Long stems and large flowers: "reliable high quality produce from Ecuador and Colombia"

For the first time ever, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will present a variety of cut flowers from its partner countries Ecuador and Colombia live at the "International Floriculture Trade Fair". The cut flower trade fair will take place from the 3rd to the 5th of November in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands.…

"His only aim is to improve flower quality and productivity"

Floriculture professor James Faust receives 2021 Alex Laurie Award

James Faust, Ph.D., a professor of floriculture physiology at Clemson University and a leading expert on poinsettias, is the 2021 recipient of SAF’s Alex Laurie Award, honoring an individual who has made broad-scope, long-lasting contributions to research or education in the floriculture industry. Marvin…

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Missed the webinar on smart sensors for floriculture?

Missed the latest Controlled Environmental Agriculture Webinar by Dr. Nemali? That’s OK. It has been recorded for you. Just register for the webinar using the link in the original posting, and you’ll have access to the recording right away. (Note there are a few minutes of dead air in the recording –…

Showtime for UK flower farmers

Flowers from the Farm members have been celebrating their return to the flower show scene in peak dahlia season. Both under the Flowers from the Farm banner and independently, flower farmers across the country have been flying the flag for seasonal, scented, sustainable British cut flowers, and scooping awards as they go. Over…

Kenneth Royer, AAF, receives industry's highest honor

Kenneth Royer, AAF, was the 2021 inductee into the Society of American Florists' Floriculture Hall of Fame, the floral industry's highest honor. The induction ceremony took place on September 23 during the Stars of the Industry Awards dinner at SAF Orlando 2021, the organization's 136th Annual Convention…

PanAmerican Seed wins two gold medals at FlowersExpo

PanAmerican Seed is thrilled to announce their NEW E3 Easy Wave spreading petunia series received two Gold Medals of Exhibition from the FlowerExpo event in Moscow, 14-16 of September. The novelty of the year was awarded to the full series of E3 Easy Wave Petunia, and the Best Quality award went to E3…

NL: Seeds in the spotlight at Seed meets Technology

It might be for the real connoisseurs, but they are definitely at the right place here. For companies that treat seeds, as well as count, weigh, prime, and improve them, Seed meets Technology in The Netherlands was the place to be this week (September 28-30). It is not as busy as in previous years, which…

American Garden Rose Selection announces 2022 winners

A winning rose embodies all the characteristics consumers desire in a garden plant: beauty, fragrance, disease resistance, and of course, ease of maintenance. These traits are the hallmark of theAmerican Garden Rose Selections™ testing program, and we are proud to announce our selections for 2022. The…


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