Events

US: CAST becomes the California Summer Trials starting in 2021

CAST, formerly the California Spring Trials, is set to return in 2021, only this time it will be officially known as the California Summer Trials. Scheduled dates for the new summer trade event are Wednesday, June 23 through Sunday, June 27, 2021. Seeking to help stimulate attendance of brokers, growers…

Speaker line-up announced for AIPH Virtual International Conference on 15 September

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has announced some of the expert speakers for its Virtual International Conference; ‘Recovery from crisis – the future for ornamentals’. The conference will take place on 15th September as part of the 72nd AIPH Annual Congress which is taking…

July 27-31, 2020

American Society of Plant Biology meeting goes online

“The American Society of Plant Biology meeting is the premier conference for plant biologists world-wide!” says Mike Muszynski of the Department of Tropical Plant and Soil…

East Texas Horticultural Field Day virtual tour

Virtual tour focuses on high-performing ornamental plants

The 2020 East Texas Horticultural Field Day was not open to the public due to COVID-19, but a series of videos provide a virtual tour of highlighted ornamental plants. The annual field day typically features more than 500 ornamental plant trial varieties for public viewing, along with presentations by…

Show in full swing

Cultivate’20 Virtual is as real as it gets this year

Cultivate'20 Virtual took off yesterday. In just 3 months, the AmericanHort team turned this 10,000 people event into a virtual event with more than 250 exhibitors. The organization is pleased to see that over 8,000 people registered for the virtual event, which goals is to create as much interaction as…

What will be on display?

Cultivate'20 Virtual about to take off

Cultivate is about to open their digital doors of their 2020 edition;  Cultivate'20 Virtual. From July 13-16 (10am to 6pm ET), this trade show will be held and it is 100% online, for the first time. Over 200 exhibitors, representing all sectors of the industry, will be present with their 3D virtual booths,…

World Horti Center

Virtual trip from Hungary to the World Horti Center

Agri-innovation is not just a buzzword: it is the key for profitability and sustainability in agriculture. The Hungarian Business Council for Sustainable Development was introduced to the Triple Helix approach. Photo: WHC. On July 9, a virtual delegation of thirty Hungarian representatives of the…

Cornell University

Cornell Annual Trials Program cancels 2020 Field Day

The Cornell Annual Trials Program's 2020 Floriculture Field Day has been cancelled. But the flower and foliage plant trials will continue. For more information, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CornellAnnualTrialsProgram and check out this news item. They will be posting photos and…

GGIA

January 19-21, 2021

WinterGreen 2021 goes virtual

After much contemplation and careful consideration of the circumstances and challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgia Green Industry Association Board of Directors has decided to go virtual for WinterGreen 2021. The safety of exhibitors, attendees, and speakers is GGIA's top priority when hosting an event like…

Garden Media Group to preview 2021 garden trends at CultivateVirtual

This month, garden industry insiders will gather virtually for Cultivate’20, AmericanHort’s annual conference. Garden Media Group’s Katie Dubow will once again be premiering the firm's widely anticipated annual Garden Trends Report and sharing what they see as the future of gardening. Dubow will present…

webinar, July 16

Control, eradication and preparedness for exotic leafminers in Australia

Production nurseries are encouraged to attend a webinar on exotic leafminers that will be held on Thursday, 16 July 2020, to provide growers with an update on incursion risk,…

SAF Reinvention Summit to focus on go-forward business strategies

Registration is now open for the Society of American Florists Reinvention Summit, July 27-31. This all-virtual event, which includes a combination of pre-recorded and live…

DVFlora

It’s American Grown Flowers Month

For the fourth year in a row, the U.S. Senate has designated July American Grown Flowers Month, recognizing the economic and cultural impact of America’s cut flower and greens farmers. Consumers can look for the iconic logo in the American Grown Flowers displays from retailers participating in the annual…

Tips for attending a virtual conference

Cultivate'20 Virtual: AmericanHort shares "A Guide for Attendees"

Cultivate'20 Virtual is around the corner. From July 13-16 (10am to 6pm ET), this trade show will be held and it is 100% online, for the first time. As it is such a different format than a traditional show, it presents new challenges as an attendee. Therefore, American Hort, the organization, designed a…

tours will continue all summer long

An impression of Selecta one's individual virtual tours

You may not be able to feel, touch or sniff it, but you can see it and ask all the information you need. By displaying their varieties virtually, Selecta one did and are still doing their utmost best to bring their creations and concepts to the attention of the industry since shows, events and open days…

Evanthia organizes trials at Dutch grower Kwekerij Daalakker

A visit to the Snapdragons' Den

In the past couple of days, the nursery of Dutch grower Jochem van Daalen was the center of the world when it comes to snapdragons. In the middle of the commercial varieties, Evanthia had set up no less than 80 different cultivars, a wide assortment that consisted of both existing codes and experimentals, of both early and late…

British Flowers Week announces windows competition winners

For British Flowers Week 2020, the UK was invited to take part in a competition to decorate their windows with British Flowers. New Covent Garden Market based florist, Ruari McColloch of Pinstripes and Peonies was delighted to judge the competition, “This was a really tough job but one I totally enjoyed.…

Royal FloraHolland

Royal FloraHolland announces first Glazen Tulp 2021 semi-finalists

Every year, Royal FloraHolland searches for the best market introduction in floriculture. The first voting round for the Glazen Tulp was recently completed, yielding a number of semi-finalists. In May 2020, the general public was able to cast a vote for its favourite new product during the first round of…

Belgium: 59th International Rose Examination in Kortrijk

At the end of June, the garden of castle 't Hooghe in Kortrijk, Belgium has traditionally been entirely devoted to roses. The Province of West Flanders, the City of Kortrijk and Inagro organize the International Rose Examination there every year. Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the 2020 prize…

30 May - 1 June 2021

Germany: Spoga+gafa suspends for 2020, changing to new date

At the request of the industry, Koelnmesse is permanently moving the date for spoga+gafa to the first half of the year. In future, this means that the largest garden lifestyle trade fair in the world will be held at a time more convenient for orders by large segments of the industry. With the entire area…

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, Waregem Expo

Belgian trade fair FLORALL ready for the autumn edition

The corona crisis has been a major challenge for the Flemish horticultural sector and in many ways, it still is. But the industry has already faced challenges before. The determination to emerge stronger from this crisis has never disappeared. Growers are motivated by the increasing consumer appreciation…

Webinar defines the road to recovery for the ornamental horticulture industry

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and its magazine, FloraCulture International (FCI), had ornamentals growers from around the world join its free webinar on 30 June 2020. The event was titled: Supporting Growers Coming Out of The Covid-19 Crisis, with more than 300 people registering…

An addition to the conventional exhibition

FlowersExpo Russia online format is available now

Every year the organizers of the FlowersExpo receive requests from companies from all over the world who wanted to attend the exhibition, however were not able to. All of them have different reasons, still the same problems – they want to prove themselves and demonstrate achievements (for instance, to…

Hyve

UK: Glee goes virtual this year, physical event returns in 2021

Hyve, the organiser of Glee, announced changes to the scheduled event in 2020. As a reflection on conversations between the organisers and the garden and pet retail market, Hyve made the decision that Glee and Pawexpo 2020 will not take place this year. Glee and Pawexpo will return as a live event at the…

July 8, 2:30 PM, ET

Sneak peek webinar of Cultivate'20 Virtual

AmericanHort, the host of Cultivate, the largest all-industry trade show, announces a Sneak Peek webinar for attendees of Cultivate’20 Virtual, the new 100% online event that…

PMA Fresh Summit goes virtual for 2020

Produce Marketing Association announced Tuesday, June 30 that the 2020 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo will be a virtual experience instead of an onsite event in Dallas.    In a message to members and industry partners, PMA CEO Cathy Burns explained the decision. “Out of our utmost concern for the personal health, safety,…

Eden Project

UK: Eden Biomes getting ready to reopen

The Eden Project is preparing to welcome visitors again to the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes from Saturday (July 4), following the reopening of the outdoor gardens on June 6. During lockdown a small and dedicated team of horticulturists worked hard to ensure that the living collections were looked…

April 08-11, 2021 in Istanbul

Turkey: CNRFlorist aims to become world's most extensive floristry and greenhouse equipment exhibition

Aiming to become the most extensive floristry and greenhouse equipment exhibition in the world, CNRFlorist, organized by CNR Holding subsidiary, Pozitif Trade Fairs, will take…

The Flower and Plant Show

November 12-14, Beylikduzu

Countdown started for hybrid fair in Turkey

The Flower and Plant Show, organized by Tarsus Turkey in cooperation with the Sub-Union of Ornamental Plants Producers (SUSBIR) and with the support of the Chamber of Landscape Architects, will be a hybrid fair. Tarsus Turkey Fair Director Mustafa Gultekin Gokgul noted that the ornamental plants and…

Royal FloraHolland

November 4-6, Aalsmeer

Aalsmeer Trade Fair to be 'corona proof' event

The Aalsmeer Trade Fair is scheduled to go ahead from 4 to 6 November 2020. Now that it will again be possible to organise large-scale events in compliance with the '1.5 metre rule', the organisers of the fair have taken measures to run the Aalsmeer Trade Fair according to the RIVM guidelines. Below the…

June 22 - August 18 in Merano

Italy: New varieties on display at Lazzeri Show Garden

Last week, on June 22, Lazzeri opened their "Show Garden" in Merano (BZ) where they are showing their new plants to customers and interested flower growing professionals. The Show Garden in which more than 250 pots and over 120 plant pots and balcony boxes will be on display, will remain open till August…

April 18-22, Davis

US (CA): VIII International Symposium on Rose Research and Cultivation

The VIII International Symposium on Rose Research and Cultivation will be held in Davis, California (United States). This symposium, held under the auspice of the…

Kew

UK: Glasshouses reopen as visitors are invited to travel the world at Kew

After reopening its gardens at Kew Gardens and Wakehurst in Sussex on 1 June, RBG Kew now announces the reopening of its iconic structures that have remained closed to the public under government guidance. From Saturday 4 July, the jewels in Kew Gardens’ crown, its world-famous glasshouses, will open…

"First trials that prohibits all chemical or biological treatments of roses"

An impression of the International Rose Trials in Nyon (+ the list of award winners)

88 varieties from 27 breeders from 13 different countries took part in the first International Rose Trials in Nyon, Switzerland, on June 20. Special about this trials format is that they are the first to have introduced in their regulations the notion of 'zero spraying'. "And the results are…

NL: Holland Dahlia Event prepares for fourth edition

By now, the Holland Dahlia Event has been held on three successful occasions. This spring, dahlias were planted again at three locations so that people can enjoy all the many different special flower shapes and colours that dahlias have to offer. This year, the Holland Dahlia Event will be held online.…

Expo Flor Ecuador 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19

Expo Flor Ecuador 2020 has been cancelled due to Coronavirus-related health and safety concerns. "For us, your safety is our priority" says Alejandro Martínez, CEO of Expoflores, the organizers of the show.  Click here to get an impression of the 2018 edition. "This has been a tough decision to make; however, we…

NL: GrootGroenPlus files preliminary permit application

The outbreak of the new coronavirus has resulted in a lot of uncertainty for international trade fairs, including trade fair GrootGroenPlus. After intensive deliberation and discussion with the relevant authorities, the trade fair for the green industry filed a preliminary permit application on 19 June…

Russia: FlowersExpo 2020 Exhibition to be supported by AIPH

Early in this year, FlowersExpo received approval and support from The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) as an international B2B event included in international exhibitions schedule and meeting all the requirements of the Association. AIPH endorses international exhibition…

June 28- July 4, 2020

What’s coming up during American Flowers Week

For the sixth annual American Flowers Week, all sorts of free programming is organized. American Flowers Week will start on June 28 and run till July 4, a week in which American Grown Flowers will be celebrated in all 50 States. Click here for a quick recap of what’s to come and follow…

RHS Shows announcement 2021

"We have taken the tough decision to cancel some of our shows next year"

Like many other organisations, the RHS has suffered losses of millions of pounds due to the impact of Covid-19 and, as a result, they have taken the tough decision to cancel…

Flower Expo China

"Scores of cut flowers and floral design exhibitors have signed up for Flower Expo China"

The Chinese market is coming back strong, as demand suppressed by the lockdown is now fully unleashed. This June, Guangzhou’s first trade show in 2020 was staged. After the state-allowed visitor capacity for epidemic prevention was reached, there were still over 40,000 visitors who tried to register for…

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Floristry tips for 4th of July

Fourth of July is a time to celebrate national pride, but it will undoubtedly be different this year. Many cities have canceled their annual events, so people will need to come up with new ways to celebrate. But rest assured they will want to share their red, white, and blue pride. The colors of red, white, and blue have…

October 20 -21

HortiCann Light & Tech Conference goes virtual

Endeavor Business Media and the HortiCann Light + Tech event team have closely monitored the developments around the COVID-19 pandemic with the highest intention of protecting the health and safety of its attendees, instructors, exhibitors, sponsors and employees. In these efforts to host a safe and…

US (MA): Northeast Greenhouse Conference will be postponed until fall of 2021

After careful consideration of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, and keeping the safety of attendees, vendors, and presenters as our top priority, the New England Floriculture…

August 11 and 12, 2020 in Salinas

US (CA): American Takii's open days features cut flowers

American Takii is making plans for our 3rd annual Open Days held in Salinas California. The Open Days features cut flowers, both in open field and in high tunnel. The star of the event is centered around our exciting Sunflower genetics and this year we are expanding our presentation to include select…

Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2021 will be launched on schedule

China: "Professional upgrade of flower logistics is now another key factor"

Under the severe situation of COVID-19, Chinese Internet sales have increasingly emerged with various live channels and online platforms. It has incredibly become a strong boost to the sale of products such as flower bouquets in recent months. It is reported by China Ornamental Plants Production and…

Australia: New QDAF-led pest and disease webinars

Growers and production staff are invited to attend a series of pest and disease webinars run by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QDAF). These online events aim to enhance the Australian nursery industry’s biosecurity measures by showcasing new pest and disease contingency plans and…

Miyoshi

Miyoshi Field Trial 2020 goes digital

After thorough consideration Miyoshi decided not to receive visitors to their field this year for ensuring safety from the coronavirus infection.  Instead, they invite you to the intermedia exhibition on their website. Web seminarThis seminar will be held on Thu 9th and Fri 10th July. Breeders will be present…

CalFlowers

August 25-28, 2021

US (CA): Dates announced for Fun 'N Sun Convention

The dates and location of CalFlowers Fun 'N Sun Convention in 2021 have been announced. August 25 - 28, 2021Spend the end of your summer in Coronado, enjoying the Fun 'N Sun Convention at the iconic Hotel del Coronado. Click here to learn more. Fun ‘N Sun is a floral industry convention featuring: Flower…

World Horti Center organizes second Summer Of Innovation

All summer long, the newest innovations in greenhouse horticulture will be prominently on display at the World Horti Center. Following on the 2019 edition, the ‘horticulture clubhouse’ will continue to shine a spotlight on innovations in the summer of 2020 through various temporary exhibitions as well as…

Tyfu Cymru

IPM webinar for commercial ornamental growers in Wales

On June 23, a webinar will be held with David Talbot from ADAS on Integrated Pest Management for commercial ornamental growers in Wales. Click here for more information and to register.

British Florist Association

Lonely Bouquet Day in the UK: 28th June 2020

The National Lonely Bouquet Day will take place on Sunday 28th June 2020 in line with International Lonely Bouquet day too. The ultimate goal of this initiative is very simple, florists and flower lovers all around the world dedicate one day a year to making strangers happy. The method chosen to achieve…

British flowers in the spotlight

It's British Flowers Week, and the event's organizers aren't letting it go by unnoticed. On the website, they've highlighted several aspects of the British flower business to celebrate this special week. Because this year's theme is 'healing', they decided to take a look at Lady Carnarvon’s gardens at Highclere Castle, which…

Ready for Cultivate'20 Virtual?

After 90 physical editions, this year due to the COVID-19 situation, Cultivate will be held digitally; Cultivate'20 Virtual. It is an event for the entire green industry and this virtual edition, taking place from July 13-16, there will be 200 3D virtual booths from exhibitors representing all sectors of the industry, as well…

It teaches producers how to best manage produce safety risks.

PMA launches eLearning certificate course on Essentials of Produce Safety

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced the launch of its eLearning certificate course Essentials of Produce Safety, an entirely online, affordable and in-depth…

Syngenta Flowers wins FleuroStar Award 2020 with Dahlia Sincerity

Fleuroselect, the international organisation for the ornamental plants industry, is proud to announce that the FleuroStar Award 2020/21 goes to Dahlia Sincerity from Syngenta Flowers. Michael Kester, Global Head of Flowers and Ronald Snijder, Dahlia Breeder accepted the prize from Fleuroselect President…

Plantpeddler Variety Day

"The show will go on"

"As we are living in unprecedented times, it is so important to remember our role in bringing the beauty of nature to the world around us, color to people’s lives, and inspiration to gardeners new and old", Plantpeddler shares in an update, announcing the Plantpeddler Variety Day which will be held on August 7. "We are more committed…

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Flower Expo China offers videotelephony matchmaking meeting service

To connect businesses worldwide amid the ongoing pandemic, and create a safe and barrier-free global sourcing experience for buyers, the organizing committee of China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair (Flower Expo China) has launched the first-ever Online Videotelephony Matchmaking…

Holland Dahlia Event

Holland Dahlia Event 2020 in adapted form

Recently the organizers of the Holland Dahlia Event 2020 have looked at the possibilities for a modified version of the event. Due to all regulations and measures regarding the Coronavirus, they have had to adjust their ideas several times and the uncertainty about this has made them decide to wait with…

AIPH announces online conference to support ornamentals industry recovery

‘Recovery from Crisis – the future for Ornamentals’ is the title of a online conference to be organised by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) in association with FloraCulture International (FCI). Growers, breeders, traders, retailers, manufacturers, associations, and media…

British flowers celebrated as New Covent Garden Flower Market reopens

After being closed to the public for nearly 3 months, New Covent Garden Flower Market re-opened yesterday, and at the same time, their British Flowers Week campaign took off. The opening of the Flower Market was celebrated by a flower installation created by designer Simon Lycett. And to make the…

Thursday 18th June at 15:30 hrs (AMS)

FleuroStar winners to be announced via livestream

In line with the current COVID-19 regulations, this year's FleuroStar winner will be announced during a short live event which will be streamed online. Maximum two representatives of each participating company are invited to come to the foyer of Floralis in Lisse (NL) for a small ceremony with respect…

June 24

Webinar on Australian Nursery Industry Business Benchmarking Tool

Find out how the Nursery Industry Business Benchmarking Tool can help you assess how well your business is doing through a free interactive webinar on Wednesday 24 June 2020.   by Gabrielle Stannus   Developed as part of the Nursery Industry Statistics 2017-18 (NY17008) project, the Nursery Industry Business Benchmarking Tool enables production…

KVBC

Netherlands: KVBC organizes Spring Challenge

The core activity of the KVBC is trialling new cultivars. The association does this on the basis of four types of trials: the field trials, star trials, the Euro trials and the trade show trials. There are interesting developments to report regarding the latter trials. This concerns the trials during the…

FlowerTrials

FlowerTrials video impression: Pot and bedding plant introductions

FlowerTrials invites you to take a look at new pot and bedding plant introductions for the upcoming season via a series of video highlights. This is the 4th and final…

March 16-18 2021

Greentech Americas rescheduled

GreenTech Americas is moving from 25 - 27 August 2020 to 16 - 18 March 2021. The current health situation in Mexico, due to COVID-19, does not provide the optimal conditions to organize GreenTech’s…

Annie Tidyman (Columbia Road Press)

British Flowers Week 2020: Floristry industry insight

British Flowers Week 2020 will in years to come be remembered as the year that this annual celebration took place virtually. Starting Monday 15th June, the launch of British Flowers Week not only coincides with the re-opening of New Covent Garden Flower Market, but it’s also the day that florists are…

Beth Caldwell

American-grown blooms for American Flowers Week

Kelly Shore of Petals by the Shore and The Floral SourceKelly created the “American Grown at Home” weekly floral delivery subscription program to help flower lovers and florists familiarize themselves with botanicals from U.S. flower farms. Every two weeks she features a curated collection of stems from…

American Flowers Week

Proposals wanted for American Flowers Week’s botanical installation series

Since 2016, Slow Flowers has commissioned more than 20 Floral Fashions for American Flowers Week. This Botanical Couture Collection resonates with flower and garden lovers everywhere, elevating flowers from a commodity to couture. Inspired by the intentionality of the Botanical Couture Collection, Slow…

@BeekenkampNL

Beekenkamp Plants

🌻🌸 FLOWER DIGI TRIALS 🌸🌻BEHIND THE SCENES at our production location! 🎥 Our cultivation coordinators Dieuwe and Martijn take you into our greenhouse and tell you about the cultivation of our seed- and cutting raised products 🌱🌱🌱.https://t.co/RqO8eWL2vF — Beekenkamp Plants (@BeekenkampNL) June 11, 2020

SAF

SAF unveils virtual July summit, cancels 2020 convention

The Society of American Florists will hold a virtual summit next month centered on reinvention and dedicated to helping floral industry members navigate the new landscape created by the global pandemic. In keeping with government regulations regarding travel and crowd side, the association also has…

Traditional and digital - registration opens on June 15

Russia: FlowersExpo 2020 will be in two formats simultaneously

This year, the International exhibition FlowersExpo will be held in two formats simultaneously, namely traditional and digital. "In the context of the pandemic consequent effect, this new format will essentially increase the exhibition purchasing power, extending target audience sufficiently", says…

Flowers from the Farm

British Flowers Week is almost here again

This year marks the eighth British Flowers Week -  a national celebration of the wealth and variety of all things British flowers, foliage and plants and the amazing people behind them. This year the theme for British Flowers Week will be 'Healing'. How to get involvedFor the first time, this year New Covent…

FlowerTrials 2020 Highlights video collection

As FlowerTrials 2020 has been cancelled, the organization is sharing videos with highlights from participating companies. Enjoy a look at the new pot and bedding plant introductions for the upcoming season. For more information:FlowerTrialsJacoba van Beierenweg 97-1A2215 KW VoorhoutThe NetherlandsT: +31 (0)71 -…

@Fleuroselect

Fleuroselect

We are very proud of our 5 #FleuroStar entries. Our judges, professionals from a cross-section of breeding, production and retail as well as trade journalists and marketing specialists, choose the Winner. They get to admire the entries on appointment, either in person or by Zoom. pic.twitter.com/4LCI9KIK3C — Fleuroselect (@Fleuroselect) June…

That’s the same day the Flower Market re-opens!

British Flowers Week begins next week on Monday, 15 June.

British Flowers Week is a New Covent Garden Market led national celebration of all things British flowers, foliage and plants. For this and next year the theme for British Flowers Week is ‘Healing’. "We want to celebrate the amazing soothing and calming effect cut flowers, foliage and plants can have",…

France: Salon du Végétal: New dates, new version

The sanitary crisis impacted strongly the companies of the horticulture sector, and our field needs more than ever to regain visibility in a way to position itself into a new…

New dates for International Plant Health Conference

The government of Finland has confirmed the arrangements for the International Plant Health Conference (IPHC). The IPHC will take place in Helsinki, Finland, at the Paasitorni conference centre, from June 28 to July 1, 2021.  Further updates can be found on the International Year of Plant Health website and…

June 11th at 2pm EST

Optimizing your lighting system for maximum efficiency and yields

There are many strategies that growers can employ to ensure the optimal performance and ROI of their lighting system. This presentation, organised by P.L. Light Systems and Greenhouse Grower Magazine, will cover some of those strategies (including good maintenance practices and lighting retrofit…

waiting for official go-ahead

Naivasha Horticultural Fair still planned for Sept 18-19

The Kenyan government has very slightly reduced a few of the restrictions over the weekend, which gives hope for the upcoming horticultural exhibition in Naivasha, the Naivasha Horticultural Fair. The 2020 edition of this outdoor event is planned for September 18-19, but they are waiting for the official…

Discover them digitally and/or in real life

FlowerTrials 2020 might be cancelled, but introductions aren't

This week, the FlowerTrials was supposed to kick off. Today, the participants in the Dutch regions Aalsmeer, Westland and the German region North Rhine-Westphalia would have put the finishing touches to their displays, which are visited by industry members from all over the world every year, from Tuesday…

Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Canadian Greenhouse Conference cancels 2020 physical event

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference announces the cancellation of the 2020 physical event due to factors resulting from COVID-19. A select number of speaker sessions will be offered virtually on the original 2020 dates as the conference continues to fulfill its mandate of supporting growers and the…

online workshop, June 19

Sustainable packaging in Australian horticulture

As any gardener knows, the polypropylene pots used to transport seedlings and plants from growers to garden beds across Australia, are not currently recycled through household recycling collections. As a result, they often end up stacked at the back of the shed, because very few gardeners want to send…

9-12 June 2020

NL: Danziger organizes Open House Event at Imperial Plants

2021 is a big year for Danziger. The company will be featuring new series, innovative novelties and progressive programs, all with one goal: to provide solutions for growers, retailers and the end consumer. The 2021 introductions include seven brand new series that bring real innovation with more color,…

webinar, June 3

Women in Horticulture: An interview with Jennifer Moss

AmericanHort is presents an educational and inspirational interview series with accomplished women from the green industry. Hear their stories of accomplishment, challenges…

Darwin Perennials

June 15-19

Registrations open for Darwin Perennials Digital Days

Darwin Perennials Digital Days is almost here, and the full agenda is set for this re-imagined, week-long virtual experience. Guests can sign up for email alerts as new content goes live each day starting Monday, June 15, through Friday, June 19 (visit DarwinPerennials.com/DigitalDays). Each day is…

NVHBP

Onings Holland demo greenhouse

A colourful sea of lilies

Currently, the Demo Greenhouse of Onings Holland is a colourful sea of lilies. This test greenhouse is used by Onings Holland to plant a test for each batch sold. Flowering stages, length, number of buds and total quality are closely monitored. Unfortunately, the Dutch Lily Days 2020 were cancelled due to Covid-19. That is why…

Syngenta Flowers

Spring bloomers in focus at PopUp Show

A complete variety presentation, lectures about plant protection measures, alternatives to Tilt and the influence of genetics to the plant protection program: Syngenta Flowers’ PopUp Show attracted many enthusiastic visitors to Emsflower in Emsbüren this spring. It was the third year in a row that the…

Kapiteyn

Digital Captain Calla Days

Checking out the callas online

During the month of June, Captain Calla will publish trends and product videos online via social media pages on Facebook & Instagram. Please make sure you follow them online to see the latest developments from their breeding and testing greenhouse. For more information:Kapiteyninfo@kapiteyn.nlwww.kapiteyn.nl

June 1-5

US: Women in Horticulture Week kicks off

Female entrepreneurs are growing the U.S. economy. In fact, over the past five years, women-owned businesses increased 21 percent. They represent 42 percent of all companies,…

starting July 13 10 AM ET

Cultivate'20 virtual schedule

AmericanHort, the host of Cultivate, the all-industry trade show, is pleased to announce the schedule for Cultivate’20 Virtual, the 100% online event that will connect customers, suppliers and…

Syngenta Flowers

Syngenta Flowers launches Virtual Tour

In week 25, Syngenta Flowers will launch the Virtual Tour, a unique digital trials exhibition. This online venue showcases the newest introductions, core product, brands and best sellers. Access to the Syngenta Flowers Virtual Tour is free and open 24/7 and registration can be done easily through…

Deliflor Chrysanten launches ‘3D Digi Delishow’

Online platform to see the new chrysanthemums in 3D

Due to the corona crisis, the Delishow, the flower trials that Deliflor Chrysanten normally organises for its international customers and which takes place in the same week as the FlowerTrials, cannot take place in the usual way. To still give these customers a chance to get a close-up look at the new…

GIMA confirms Consumer & Design Trends webinar series

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, GIMA’s Consumer & Design Trends seminar was sadly cancelled, however delegates – including GIMA members, non-members and for the first time,…

Myplantonline: the new B2B digital platform of Myplant & Garden

Myplant & Garden has developed Myplantonline, a digital display for the companies exhibiting at Myplant 2020. The goal of the new B2B format, which is constantly updated, is to bring exhibitors closer to operators, before their meeting face to face during the next edition of Myplant & Garden . "With Myplantonline,…

August 14-15, St. Augustine

US (FL): FNGLA’s Annual Convention is open for business

FNGLA’s Annual Convention will bring members from across Florida to the pristine beaches of St. Augustine where they will have a chance to assess the coronavirus impact on…

FNGLA

Florida Flower Trials webinar now available on replay

Professionals from all over Florida converged online to hear from top breeders about their new varieties and the performance in Central Florida’s trial gardens. When planning the 10th annual Florida Flower Trials (FFT) program, no one could have imagined they wouldn't get up close and personal with the…

Flower Expo China presents expert advisor

Ms. Zhou Shiming, Chairman of Guangdong Shengyin Flower Horticulture Co., Ltd. accepts the invitation of the organizer (Grandeur International Exhibition Group) to be an expert advisor for the Flower Expo China 2020, providing industry policies, market trends, technologies and other related consultations…

Memorial Day Flowers

US (MI): Despite event cancellation, soldiers honored with roses

In honor of fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, many people laid roses on grave sites at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. Elisha Hodge and Bryan Mayes, owners of Plumeria Botanical Boutique in Battle Creek, led the 2020 Memorial Day Flowers event by bringing 500 roses to the cemetery. “It can be…

2020 Farwest Show canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The 2020 Farwest Show in Portland, Oregon has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to show producer the Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN). The show, for…

Tesselaar

October 27-November 3, 2022

New dates announced for WFRS World Rose Convention in 2022

Rosarians in Australia and across the world are looking forward to the 19th World Federation of Rose Societies World Rose Convention – hosted by the National Rose Society of Australia. This Convention has been postponed as a result of COVID-19. The Convention will now be held from 27 October – 3…

July 27-31

Plant Biology 2020 worldwide summit

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing actions taken globally to limit the spread of the virus, the ASPB Board of Directors has decided to convert Plant Biology 2020 to a fully online conference that includes both synchronous (real-time livestream) and asynchronous (on demand)…

UK: Four Oaks Trade Show 2020 cancelled

Four Oaks have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Trade show on September 8-9th. The decision has been taken with great regret, particularly as it would have been the 50th anniversary of the show. Click here to see the FloralDaily photo report of last year's edition. The organisers felt the risks to…

UK: HTA Launches Virtual New Plant Awards

The HTA (Horticultural Trades Association) has announced today that it will be hosting its New Plant Awards as a ‘virtual’ event this year. The New Plant Awards are usually…

FloriWorld opens online on the 21st of May

FloriWorld, the newest flower and plant attraction in the Netherlands, is ready to open! First online and as soon as possible, the doors open for everyone who loves flowers…

UK: South West Growers Show to be replaced by “ShowCase” for 2020

Kernock Park Plants, hosts of the South West Growers Show for the past two years, has taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s show planned for Wednesday October 7th, 2020. The decision is based on the uncertainty that the show can operate in such a way to remain completely COVID secure, whilst…

Plantarium Digital Expo 2020 scheduled for September 2-3

Large gatherings and travel will not be possible for the foreseeable future. The need for networking and sharing inspiration among companies, entrepreneurs and the trade…

Royals share favorite flowers as Chelsea Flower Show goes virtual

On the first day of the virtual Chelsea Flower Show, members of the Royal Family are taking part in the #MyChelseaGarden campaign, sharing a selection, visit of their…

British Florist Association announces 2020 Industry Awards

In these unusual circumstances we need something to lift our spirits, so why not put some thinking time to the BFA Industry Awards, they thought at the British Florist…

McQueens

Reminiscing on last year's real-life Chelsea

RHS Chelsea might not be physically taking place this week - however, it’s gone digital. From 18 - 23 May the world’s most famous flower show is back in virtual form, with a programme of flower-filled events. McQueens Flowers takes the opportunity to reminisce on their bee-centric Chelsea debut in 2019…

Cornell University

Cornell cancels 2020 Floriculture Field Day

Sadly, the 2020 Floriculture Field Day at Cornell has been canceled. But the flower and foliage plant trials will continue. Visit the Facebook page of the Cornell Annual Trials Program for more information: https://www.facebook.com/CornellAnnualTrialsProgram. They will be posting photos and videos of the…

Agriflor

October 4-6, 2021, Quito

Ecuador: Agriflor rescheduled to 2021

Last week it was decided to reschedule the Ecuadorian based international flower trade fair Agriflor. The new dates have now been set for 2021 from Monday October 4 to Wednesday October 6. Although the exhibition had become an annual held event since last year, it was concluded to move Agriflor to the…

Wengfong Nurseries

Malaysian Flower Trial goes digital

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Flower Inspiration Days at Wengfong Nurseries in Malaysia has been cancelled. That doesn't mean the trials have completely scrapped, however.…

World Garden Show held online and offline in China

At the end of April 2020, the World Garden Show was officially held in Flora-Haining International, bringing people the beauty and comfort of gardening. The show was held on an area of 55,000 square meters. Flowers as a medium to connect the worldWith the theme of “focusing on garden economy, leading a healthy…

"In public facing environments, like garden centers, visors become even more imperative"

UK: Macpac adds plastic visors to assortment

Horticultural packaging manufacturer Macpac added a new product to their assortment recently, namely plastic visors. It might not be in line with their packaging products…

webinar on May 28th, 16:00 CET (UTC+1)

"Better air results in better yield and quality"

Removing fungi, bacteria and viruses from the air entering your greenhouse and plants. That's what the GAHU (greenhouse air handling unit) that was recently launched, can do. On May 28th, Can Kulekcioglu from Timfog will be running a webinar on possible trends after COVID-19 affecting greenhouse…

University of Florida

New English/Spanish videos on petiole sap nutrient testing

For several years, UF/IFAS Extension has offered online certification courses in greenhouse management, with over 650 growers taking these courses in 2019. Starting May 13, the Greenhouse Training Online program is adding video content on a new YouTube channel (tinyurl.com/UFGTO). New videos in English…

The Landscape Show

September 17-19, Orlando

US (FL): 2020 Landscape Show will take place as planned

The Landscape Show, the Southeast’s most anticipated professional nursery and landscape industry event, will take place as planned on September 17-19, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. Produced by the Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association (FNGLA), this event will…

The Slow Flowers Summit is moving to June 28-29, 2021

The Slow Flowers Summit has been rescheduled for the same dates, one year later, on June 28-29, 2021, at Filoli Historic House & Garden. The Slow Flowers team recently met…

May 19: 9 AM and 3 PM (UTC +2) in English

Webinars on growth in several languages

In the coming months Hoogendoorn Growth Management will organize some practical webinars to be followed online, for free. First webinar - 'Optimize irrigation based on plant needs' This will give a practical explanation on how to work with start strategies, plant evaporation and substrate management. The…

NGIV

June 2, 2020

Australia: NGIV June Trade Day to go ahead as scheduled

Following consultations with the NGIV Trade Day Committee, Victorian Government officials, Caribbean Garden management, and after receiving endorsement from the NGIV Board, the NGIV June Trade Day will go ahead as scheduled on 2 June 2020.In a bid to minimise risk to public health, the event will look…

Flower Circus

Flower Circus is coming to your home

And then the Circus couldn’t come to town...

"It all began with ‘some kind of virus’ far away in China. Nobody had a clue about the overwhelming effect it would have on all of us", says John Elstgeest of Flower Circus. "We had a lot of upcoming shows and our agenda was packed. In fact, the flowers were already on their way for a show when we,…

CHA

British exhibitor group preparing for the rescheduled GreenTech

The GreenTech show in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has been rescheduled to 20-22 October 2020 and the Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) is organising the British Pavilion at the event, supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT). GreenTech was due to take place on 8-10 June 2020 in…

US: Horticultural Research Institute scholarships available

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) is accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 school year. These scholarships are made possible by seven HRI endowment…

Heidi Lindberg, MSU Extension

Michigan State University offers four summer greenhouse online courses

Now through June 13, 2020, you can sign up for the new Abiotic Disorders of Greenhouse Crops course and three other greenhouse courses: Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting, Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers, and Floriculture Root Zone Management. Greenhouse growers that are new to the industry…

Honest Communications

The three Ps of the Chelsea Flower Show – Plants, Planning and Press

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show might not be taking place this year but, as the most famous flower show in the world, it’s still a cause for celebration. Honest Communications is an agency that supports gardening brands and companies (like The Plant Based Podcast) with their PR, marketing and communications.…

April 13-15, Kyiv

Flower Expo Ukraine 2020 postponed

The organizers of Flower Expo Ukraine have decided to postpone Flower Expo Ukraine to 13-15 April 2021 due to the Coronavirus situation. The decision comes as the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine have extended the quarantine restrictions across Ukraine until at least May 22nd. The quarantine includes the…

Preparations for IPM ESSEN 2021 are in Full Swing

From 26th to 29th January 2021, the meeting place of the worldwide green industry will open at Messe Essen: IPM Essen traditionally marks the beginning of a new business year for its exhibitors and visitors. "We are pleased about a very good booking status. Numerous exhibitors are already passionately…


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