Events

New dates for Flower Expo China and Hortitec

The list of events that have had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak has been expanded with another two. The organizers of the Flower Expo China announced that the event will take place later this year, with the new dates being August 4-6. The Brazilian trade show Hortitec has been postponed…

A virtual tour along the display:

What would have been on display at Westhoff/PAC Elsner during CAST?

Last week, the California Spring Trials would have been in full swing. However, due to the COVID-19 situation, the event had to be cancelled. Fortunately, breeding companies are still showcasing their varieties, but then virtually. Like Westhoff and PAC Elsner for example. This year, for the second time,…

Virtual garden and museum tours you can take from home

Cooped up at home and want a change in scenery? Now you can enjoy stunning sights from the comfort of your own couch. From the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. to the Highgrove Gardens in the United Kingdom, you can visit botanical gardens, flower conservatories, and museums around the world with…

CAN (BC): 2020 CanWest Hort Expo put on hold indefinitely

The BC Landscape and Nursery Association (BCLNA) announces that the 2020 CanWest Hort Expo, scheduled for Sept 30 and Oct 1 at Tradex, Abbotsford is on hold indefinitely. The BCLNA Board of Directors met to discuss the implications COVID-19 has on BC’s horticulture industry and the longer-term impact it…

See what would have been on display at Ball Horticultural Company

SimulCAST20 - A virtual Spring Trials experience

What would have been on display during CAST 2020 at the Ball Horticultural Company Santa Paula location? Even though the facilities were closed to the public this year, SimulCAST20 provides a digital experience to learn about the new introductions for the spring 2021 retail season. See all that would…

US (CA): 30,000 flowers will be given away for free in San Luis Obispo

The California Cut Flower Commission is teaming up with Avila Valley Barn, Connected Communities, and Ocean Breeze Farms to give 30,000 Gerbera Daisies away for free. The flowers will be Donated by Ocean Breeze Farms in Arroyo Grande, this Thursday, April 2nd, at 3 p.m. Due to the current COVID-19…

Orchid Inspiration Days 2020 cancelled

Preparations for the fifth edition of Orchid Inspiration Days were already in full flow. But in order to maintain the national and international reach and the quality of the event, the 11 participating orchid growers have sadly decided to cancel this year’s event. Next editionThis year’s Orchid…

Terra Nova Nurseries to display varieties at Floral Show in Beijing

Terra Nova Nurseries announced its involvement in the Beijing Florascape Ltd. (BJFC) 2020 Spring Floral Show, set to take place April 7-12, 2020, in Beijing, China. The show, which occurs every two years, will be hosted by BJFC, a long-time business partner and licensee of Terra Nova plants. Massive…

5 years of Westland Horti Tours ambassadors for Dutch horticulture

Westland Horti Tours celebrated its 5th anniversary on April 1st. 5 years ago, Aad Verduijn started guiding mainly foreign visitors in greenhouses and companies in the…

Enjoy April at the (virtual) Keukenhof

Because you cannot visit Keukenhof right now, they decided to bring Keukenhof to you. In a series of videos, they're showing the most beautiful places of the park. In this new video, you can see how the tulips are blooming with the arrival of April. For more information:Keukenhofkeukenhof.nl

Holland Dahlia Event gears up for fourth edition

From 26 to 28 August 2020, the participants – united in the Holland Dahlia Event Foundation – will support the fourth edition to promote the Dahlia during the three-day event.…

FlowerTrials: A taste of what would have been on show

Unfortunately FlowerTrials 2020 has been cancelled. The COVID-19 virus situation makes it impossible for the 62 participating breeding companies to host the primary annual event for the Pot and Bedding Plant industry. To give you a taste of what would have been on show, the organization offers a…

RoboCrops moved to October

The RoboCrops event, scheduled for April 23-24, has been postponed. However, various online workshops will take place on April 24 on the theme of 'Robotics in the agricultural sector'. Due to the…

Netherlands: Corso Zundert 2020 cancelled definitively

After ample consultation within the Foundation Board of Corso Zundert, together with the consultative body of the existing twenty neighbourhoods and the township of Zundert…

Participants bringing introductions online

CAST 2020 may be cancelled, but the novelties are here!

Last weekend and this week, tons of new exciting and even experimental varieties would have been shining at different locations throughout the state of California, as today would have been the fourth day of the California Spring Trials. Although this year's edition (which was planned to run from March…

Environmental professionals promote biodiversity for new and veteran gardeners

The PHS Gardening for Biodiversity Symposium, held during the 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show on March 4th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, featured environmental professionals from around the world to address, educate, and increase awareness on important environmental issues throughout the day.…

AmericanHort announces Women in Horticulture programming

AmericanHort has announced a new Women in Horticulture program. The program will begin with a series of monthly interviews with accomplished women in the industry. There will…

Syngenta Flowers' webCAST 2020 is interactive

Syngenta Flowers changed the scope of webCAST 2020from a live-streamed event to an online interactive experience. They now offer an interactive, digital tour of their new…

SimulCAST20 offers a virtual California Spring Trials experience

Though their Santa Paula location is closed to the public due to shelter-in-place regulations, the Ball Horticultural stop is still a place to see new plants and learn about the latest technical research. That is why their new-product experts will host SimulCAST20, a virtual California Spring Trials…

John Stanley’s Gathering has gone online - "From Survive to Thrive"

Since the first “The Gathering” in Paris in January 2017 retailers from around the world have come together, under John Stanley’s guidance to brainstorm ideas for future development of their businesses. Today retailing and agri-tourism has changed around the world. Now it is a case of having to "Survive…

Dutch Lily Days, Garden Trials and Trade, National Plant Show cancelled

The organisation of the Dutch Lily Days has decided to cancel this year’s event due to the risk and the impact of the coronavirus. It was planned for Tuesday to Friday, June 2-5. During the Dutch Lily Days, lily breeders and exporters in the Netherlands open their doors to a huge number of visitors from…

webinar, May 12

Analysis of C footprint in production/use of landscape plants using life cycle asmt.

Understanding carbon footprint (CF) terminology and the science underlying its determination is important to minimizing the negative impacts of new product development and…

including new hydroponics course

University of Florida announces 2020 Greenhouse Training Online courses

University of Florida IFAS Extension provides four-week online training courses in English and Spanish. The first course of the year, Greenhouse 101, starts on June 1, 2020. To register, visit http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/training/. Each course is completely online, and includes streaming videos, readings, and…

UK: HTA launches campaign to create a ‘million planting moments’ this Autumn

The HTA is encouraging the UK to get planting this Autumn with its ‘million planting moments’ campaign. Taking place between 19-27 September 2020 the aim of the week is to encourage everyone young and old, expert and novice to take the opportunity to plant at the traditional ‘natural’ planting time of…

USDA closes public access to U.S. National Arboretum

In a continued effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service will close public access to all areas of the U.S. National Arboretum. Effective March 24, the grounds and outdoor garden collections will be closed, and all…

Keukenhof goes virtual

Because visitors cannot go to Keukenhof right now, the flower park decided to bring Keukenhof to their guests. In the upcoming weeks they will show the most beautiful places of the park. In this video Managing Director Bart takes us to his favorite place, the flower hill. For more information:Keukenhofkeukenhof.nl

Beekenkamp Plants launches Flower Digi Trials as alternative to FlowerTrials

The Covid-19 imposes a lot of limitations to everybody and due to the current situation the well-known annual industry event FlowerTrials has been cancelled. Beekenkamp therefore comes with a modern spin-off version of the FlowerTrials: the Flower Digi Trials. “Given the continuing concern about the…

August 17-19, Miami

International Floriculture Expo postponed

Diversified Communications has made the very difficult decision that, due to the magnitude of the unanticipated public health and safety issues posed by the rapidly escalating…

FlowerTrials 2020 cancelled

The situation in regard to the COVID-19 virus develops daily, if not hourly. The industry and the whole world is constantly being faced with a new and changing reality, one that requires a fluid response to the developments. The FlowerTrials Board has been continuously monitoring the situation, and in light of the emerging…

Plantarium aims for business recovery after the coronavirus crisis

Promoting trade in ornamental plant products is Plantarium's most important mission. This is more important now than ever, as many companies are in dire straits due to the developments surrounding COVID-19. The virus is taking its toll in both the personal and business spheres. One thing is certain:…

COVID-19 resources for the floral industry

Due to the unprecedented disruptions facing the mass-market floral industry because of COVID-19, PMA is postponing all currently scheduled in-person floral events and any…

RHS Chelsea Flower Show goes virtual

The Royal Horticultural Society has posted an open Letter from Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, about the creation of an online Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show 18-23 May 2020. Dear gardening friends and horticultural community, All of us here at the RHS have been extremely touched and moved by all the…

Syngenta Flowers cancels FlowerTrials participation due to COVID-19 concerns

Considering the continued concern surrounding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Dutch Government issued a legal order banning mass gatherings, closing all schools,…

GreenTech Amsterdam rescheduled to 20-22 October 2020

GreenTech Amsterdam is moving from 8-10 June to 20-22 October this year. The expected duration of the global situation, due to the spread of COVID-19, has resulted in this…

September 23-25, 2020 in Padova, Italy

In run-up to Flormart: A road show to meet the supply chain

Flormart does not stop and raises the stakes: more innovation, more internationalisation, more promotion for the green culture. The preparations for the 71st edition proceed relentlessly. The exhibition of horticulture, landscape architecture and green infrastructure organised by Fiera di Padova will…

FlowerTrials Board sets 6th April as deadline to cancel or proceed

Following the general guidelines relating to the COVID-19 Corona virus in The Netherlands, the FlowerTrials Board has collectively decided to wait until April 6th before taking a final decision on whether to cancel the physical FlowerTrials event completely or go ahead, if necessary perhaps in a slimmed…

Greenhouse growers postpone open days

Due to the circumstances related to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has taken the decision to postpone this year’s LEAF Open…

Flower Fields tour stop postponed, CIH cancels events

Canada Blooms postponed

Canada Blooms, Canada’s largest flower and garden festival, is suspending its 2020 show. On the recommendation of Ontario Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Williams and Toronto Public Health and in cooperation with the Enercare Centre and BILD, owner of the Home Show, Canada Blooms organizers have decided to suspend the Festival…

Growers band together at Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt

In an effort to continue the collaboration, Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt are bringing together all of the growers on the exhibition floor, thus enhancing the visitors' overall picture of all the diversity and quality that is available. Because of the layout of the location, with its central entrance and…

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Local Inspiration Days and major RHS shows cancelled, KIFE 2020 postponed

The list of cancelled and postponed events continues. The Local Inspiration Days in Holambra, Brazil are cancelled for this year, RHS in the UK cancels their major shows, KIFE in China is postponed to November and Plant Producers Conference 2020 in New Zealand has been cancelled. Local Inspiration Days Because…

Explore new plants from home with CAST | Mobile app

The decision is official: The California Spring Trials has been cancelled amid concerns of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). But as we all stay safer and practice social distancing, there's no need to give up on learning about new plants. Explore the latest through CAST | Mobile app, the annual…

US (CA): Tournament of Roses announces new community relations and foundation lead

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced the selection of Carlos Illingworth as the new Senior Director of Community Relations for the Pasadena Tournament of Roses…

Europa Cup postponed, Keukenhof monitors situation, and Tulip Time cancelled

More events postponed

The list of postponed events continues... NL: Keukenhof will not open on March 21 As of March 14, an emergency regulation of the Dutch government is in force, with the aim to limit the spread of the coronavirus. It states that meetings with more than 100 people are not allowed in the Netherlands. This also applies to outdoor…

Syngenta Flowers offers digital CAST experience

Syngenta Flowers invites its customers to webCAST 2020, to stay up to date with full digital coverage of their newest genetic innovations, technical trialing results and marketing programs directly from Syngenta Flowers. The interactive, live-streamed event will be broadcast via Facebook and the…

webinar, March 17

Fit roots for plant health

On March 17, 2020 Koppert Biological Systems and Hoogendoorn Growth Management jointly give a webinar about how to facilitate root health and condition to get the best possible plant health. What will you learn during this webinar Awareness of the importance of micro-organisms in the root zone (soil life) Awareness of the importance…

Australian greenlife industry gathers in the west

Mr Reece Whitby MLA, Western Australian Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer and to the Minister for Environment officially declared the Greenlife Industry Australia national conference open in front of over 250 delegates, exhibitors, industry stakeholders and media and research partners. The…

Boston Flower and Garden show comes to an end 2 days early as coronavirus concerns rise

As coronavirus cases increase, colleges have cancelled in-person classes, museums shut their doors to the public, and other local events have come to an abrupt halt. But one gathering was still thriving, at least until 6 p.m. on Friday: The Boston Flower & Garden Show.  The event, hosted at the Seaport World…

2020 Flower Show helps Philly spring ahead

The 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show theme, “Riviera Holiday,” highlighted Mediterranean-inspired gardens through a display of bright flowers and luscious canopies. From Feb. 29 to March 8, crowds visited the Philadelphia Convention Center to admire the various garden designs and flower arrangements that…

UK: Sustainability a top gardening trend for 2020 at the Garden Press Event

Kicking off the 2020 gardening season, over 100 exhibitors showcased their new products and stories in front of the garden media at last week’s Garden Press Event, which took place at the Business Design Centre in London on Wednesday 4 March. Around 300 journalists, bloggers, feature writers and other…

But more industry events postponed or cancelled due to COVID-19

IFTEX, and Flower Expo Ukraine postponed

As governments around the world are shutting down public places such as schools, cafes and restaurants, measures are also being taken to limit the amount of people getting together by banning larger gatherings of people. As a result, several trade shows in the horticulture industry have already been…

Is there still hope for rapid change from pesticides to IPM in Europe?

The third edition of the Foodlog ‘Agriculture without chemicals – How?’ congress was held at Koppert Biological Systems headquarters on 27 February. This year the congress focused on Plant Health, to coincide with the United Nations' International Year of Plant Health. The initial debate on the…

Countries share Green City initiatives at AIPH Spring Meeting

On 2 March 2020, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) brought together key industry players in the city of Miami, Florida – the cargo gateways of…

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Horticultural events cancelled & postponed due to coronavirus

Due to the spread of the coronavirus around the world and as movement is restricted and gatherings of large numbers of people are banned, a number of industry trade fairs have been postponed or cancelled. We're updating you on the most recent status. Horticultural Trade shows: Myplant & Garden postponedMyplant…

CAST and Tulip Trade Event cancelled, Flower Expo Ukraine, GreenTech Americas & Horti Asia postponed

As the coronavirus spreads around the world and movement is restricted and gatherings of large numbers of people are banned, a number of industry trade fairs have been postponed or cancelled. The latest events that have been cancelled are the California Spring Trials in the USA and the Tulip Trade Event…

July 10, 2020

Plant Empowerment Workshop in Columbus, Ohio

The Ohio State University, in partnership with Gotham Greens and HortAmericas, will be organizing Plant Empowerment Workshop on July 10th, 2020. This workshop is the first one in the US, following the recent movement of ‘GPE – Growing by Plant Empowerment’.  One of the original authors of a book ‘Plant Empowerment’…

"Floriculture in Nagaland itself is a big market"

The ‘Flower Show 2020’ was declared open by Metsubo Jamir, Minister of Rural Development, Government of Nagaland at an inaugural programme at Dimapur Club (India). The ongoing three-day event has been organized by Dimapur District Floricultural Association (DDFA). Addressing the gathering, Jamir said…

United Selections open days for the 1st Quarter 2020

Globally, the flower industry is very dynamic and everything keeps changing rapidly. As such, there’s a need for constant communication and exchange of feedback amongst all the stakeholders along the chain. It’s through this basic principle that United Selections, a premier rose breeder initiated an…

Trade Fair Naaldwijk: Low quantity, high quality

The Trade Fair is in its second and final day and - as in the rest of the world - the coronavirus is the talk of town. Not only regarding the precautionary measurements at the show, also regarding the impact it has on the industry. Pictures taken around 4pm - one hour before closing - with nearly empty aisles…

March 12-26, Canandaigua

US (NY): Series to focus on cut flower industry

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County, 480 N. Main St., Canandaigua, will offer its Cut Flower Science Speaker Series at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, March 12-26. Jud…

August 26-28, Portland

Farwest Show keynote speaker Katie Dubow will delve into green industry trends

Green industry trendspotter and market researcher Katie Dubow will provide a glimpse into the future when she delivers this year’s free Farwest Show keynote presentation Wednesday, August 26 at the show in Portland, organizers have announced. Dubow will give show attendees one of the first chances to hear…

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Beekenkamp, Monrovia, ABZ, and Takii cancel CAST participation

Yesterday, Sakata Seed America and Syngenta Flowers North America announced the cancellation of their CAST participation, and today, Beekenkamp, Monrovia, ABZ Seeds, and American Takii also announced their decision to cancel their participation, erring on the side of safety and limiting the risk of…

UK: Fairford grown flowers head for Chelsea

Dreams have come true for Flowers from the Farm members Beth Bruce-Gardner, Fi Passey, Ruth Robinson and Tess Wardman who, working together as The Fairford Flower Collective, have been selected to exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. The collective was formed after this mix of florists and…

Sakata and Syngenta cancel CAST participation due to COVID-19 concerns

Considering the continued concern surrounding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Syngenta Flowers North America and Sakata Seed America announced their decision to cancel their participation in the California Spring Trials (CAST) event for 2020. In this way, they want to reduce overall risk associated…

March 26-27, Leamington

CAN (ON): Innovations and trends to be discussed at GLASE Summit

GLASE will host its annual Summit in Leamington, Ont. Canada. Participants will discuss the latest GLASE research innovations, the CEA market trends and connect with Canadian greenhouse growers. Over 60% of Ontario's greenhouses can be found in Leamington/Kingsville area. With the largest concentration…

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"Our experience as breeders with Women’s Day"

Women’s Day is becoming more and more important in the industry. It is a great opportunity to encourage other women to embrace their power and Ball is a good example. "There are many women in our leaderships team that set an example in the floricultural industry on how to succeed under the direction and…

Flower Expo China still on course for May

The 2020 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair (Flower Expo China) will be held on schedule in May as China is making significant progress in containing…

US: 2020 National Floriculture Forum focuses on industry

The annual meeting of the National Floriculture Forum (NFF) was held this past weekend as a joint meeting with the Board of Trustees of the American Floral Endowment (AFE) in Charlotte, NC, with a major focus on how those of us in Floriculture can better understand and meet the research and education…

Key ornamental stakeholders discuss energising the industry at AIPH Spring Meeting

On 3 March 2020, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) brought together key industry players to Miami, Florida – the cargo gateway to America – for a conference entitled ‘Growing the industry’.  The event, coordinated by the association as part of its Spring Meeting, was held to exchange…

World Floral Expo postponed to 2021

It has been decided to move the 2020 edition of World Floral Expo, scheduled to take place this month from the 25th to the 27th, to next year. Amid Coronavirus concerns in New York, it became inevitable to reschedule this year’s show dates. The organization is working together closely with the Javits…

Flower Bulb Day 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19

Amidst rising concerns for public health and safety, Royal Anthos announced that it has cancelled the majority of planned festivities for Flower Bulb Day 2020, a pop-up tulip garden held on San Francisco's Union Square filled with more than 100K colorful tulips that the public is invited to pick and take…

UK: Provender Nurseries host launch of PlantBox by Biotecture

Last week at Provender Nurseries saw the launch of PlantBox - a brand new, innovative product for vertical planting and creating ‘living walls’ produced by industry experts Biotecture. Provender Nurseries is the first trade supplier of PlantBox in the UK.  Over three days, Matt Lindsay, Project Manager, was…

Sharing and comparing at PanAmerican Seed's Pansy & Viola Trials

Different cultures, different tastes. It goes for many species, and for pansies in particular. Once again, this was proven at the Pansy & Viola Trials that were held this week at PanAmerican Seed®. Two times a year this breeder and producer of F1 and open-pollinated flower seed comes together with their…

US (FL): Costa Farms holds annual Season Premiere

More than 200 industry insiders sought this season’s newest plants on March 3rd and 4th when Costa Farms opened its two-acre Trial Garden for its annual Season Premiere. Attendees had the opportunity to check out 360 different plant varieties, of which 55 percent were new annual and perennial…

Dick van Raamsdonk, HPP Exhibitions on World Floral Expo

“Flowers are the focus of the show”

In three weeks, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York will open its doors for World Floral Expo. The show will be held from March 25-27, where buyers can meet international growers from the main flower producing countries in the world. It is one of the few pure flower exhibitions of this type…

March 17, Benton Harbor

US (MI): Irrigation update for specialty crop producers

Vegetable, fruit and specialty growers in southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana may want to take advantage of a Specialty Crop Irrigation Meeting on March 17, 2020, at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center, 1791 Hillandale Rd. Benton Harbor, MI 49022. The meeting will run from 9 a.m. to…

Northern Australia Biosecurity Training Program 2019

In 2019 a series of workshops were introduced to improve plant protection and biosecurity capabilities of production nurseries in Northern Australia. Workshops were organised by Greenlife Industry Australia (GIA) and the Northern Territory Government, with funding from the Australian Department of…

October 7 & 8, Niagara Falls

Canadian Greenhouse Conference open for registrations

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference is a not-for-profit corporation and one of Canada’s foremost events and connection points for commercial growers of crops produced in a…

Plantarium presents the theme for 2020

Plantarium introduces Greenspiration as the new theme for the next edition of the trade fair. This marks the start of a new path, which is designed to emphasise the original core values of the trade fair - the ultimate platform for growers - and to attract more visitors and participants. During IPM in Essen,…

No silver bullet against boxwood blight yet, but work is being done

Last month the American Boxwood Society hosted its Third International Summit on Current Boxwood Challenges. Over 140 people attended to hear from researchers and growers from Europe, Canada and the United States to discuss the latest research on Boxwood Blight and the Boxwood Tree Moth. Hosted at the…

Tulips for volunteers in Shanghai

What better harbinger of winter’s end than spring flowers? From Thursday, 300,000 potted tulips are being sent to people working on the epidemic frontline, enabling them to appreciate the warmth and splendor of a Shanghai spring. Tulip FestivalThe annual tulip festival in Jing’an District is one of the most…

"Speed is key at opening of Tulip Trade Event"

From Wednesday to Friday, 18 – 20 March 2020, the Tulip Trade Event is being organised for the fifth time. The official opening of the event takes place at 10:00 on March 18 at P. Nelis & zoon’s, a flower bulb nursery and exporter in Heemstede, which is celebrating its 140-year jubilee. The opening event…

September 21-23, 2020, Milan:

Italy: New date Myplant & Garden announced

Last week, a couple of days before the show was planned to kick off, the organization of Myplant and Garden decided to react for the well-being of everyone in regards to the coronavirus diffusion in Italy and postponed the event to September 2020. Now, the exact dates ìs announced. It will be held from…

More than 100 varieties on display

Eight breeders unite to host Carnation Week in Colombia

Last week The Carnation Week in Colombia took place. It is an initiative of eight carnation breeding companies to show their new varieties and innovations in the Dianthus species. The event was coordinated by the Center for Innovation of Colombian Floriculture, Ceniflores, and with the support of…

BdB and IPM Essen continue cooperation

IPM Essen, and the Federation of German Nurseries (BdB) are extending their partnership until the end of 2023. The CEO of Messe Essen, Oliver P. Kuhrt, the BdB Managing Director, Markus Guhl, and the BdB President, Helmut Selders, met up during IPM Essen 2020 in order to sign the contract. In the future,…

developing market conquers challenges

Photo report: HortEx Vietnam 2020

After three years of exhibiting at the HortEx show, last week Peter de Boer with Cyklop sold several flower binding machines during the third edition of the horticultural exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It is an example of how the Vietnamese industry is adapting techniques that are new to the…

US (FL): TPIE 2020 welcomes more than 6,800 industry professionals

More than 6,800 attendees attended the FNGLA’S 2020 Tropical Plant International Expo over the course of the two-day event - an increase of 400 over last year. Attendees flocked to Fort Lauderdale from 47 states, six Canadian provinces and 37 different countries. Interiorscape buyers jumped up by eight…

Colombia: 75 small-scale producers enjoyed workshop about trends in the sector

The Association of Colombian Nurseries and Ornamental Growers, Colviveros, trained 75 small-scale producers of flowers, ornamental foliage, and potted plants from the Cundinamarca Region. The event, held on February 28, 2020, took place at Flormacoop, at the Paloquemao Market in Bogotá. The Colombian…

2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show Major Award Winners

The 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is in full swing. It is US largest and longest-running horticultural event and this year, it took off on February 29 and it will run till…

Certified American Grown's 2020 D.C. Fly-in recap

This past week myself and our team hosted one of the most important events CCFC / CAG has each year, the DC Fly In. As your CEO, I was beyond proud of the group that dedicated themselves to join us in Washington DC to perform this critical service on behalf of the entire US Cut Flower Industry. Our group…

There is gold in lilies!

Everyone working in the Dutch lily sector will tell you that these are not easy times. Bulb prices are under pressure, and the global demand for lilies seems to be stagnating. Thus, the title of this article, ‘There’s gold in lilies’, appears a bit strange given the current state of the market. But for 2020 it’s really true.…

Coronavirus statement

UK: All RHS Shows and Events to run as scheduled

Following current Government advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19), the RHS are planning on running all Shows and Events as scheduled. RHS Gardens are all open as usual. The…

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Sneak Peek California Spring Trials 2020

What to expect at the California Spring Trials 2020? At this week-long event held at various locations throughout California from March 28-April 1, breeders, growers and suppliers will showcase their newest varieties and products. In the coming weeks FloralDaily.com will highlight one product from each…

Philadelphia Flower Show helps New Jersey juvenile offenders blossom

It’s a Tuesday morning and Julian, 17, is at his favorite class: horticulture. Inside a greenhouse near Burlington County’s Smithville Mansion, he carefully transplants rosemary from a small container into a larger decorative pot. “This is another one of those things that’s teaching me patience,” says…

Waldor Orchids blooming at Philadelphia Flower Show for over 90 years

One family started showing off their work at the Philadelphia Flower Show nearly 90 years ago. Bill Off says he got turned on to orchids at an early age. He followed in the footsteps of his father, a florist who delivered to a hotel in Atlantic City. "And they decided to start growing orchids because he…

15th International Flora Expo and Landscape & Gardening Expo 2020 kicked off

#Stopartificialflower #savefarmer campaign launched in India

Hyderabad, a role model for green city concepts is flooding … Not with water but with plenty of flowers, greens and seeds apart from the latest modern technologies to grow ornamental horticulture items. So it's not surprising that HITEX exhibition centre is brimming with green professionals, flower…

Taiwan postpones World Orchid Conference and Show due to COVID-19

In order to protect the health and safety of the people in Taiwan and all of the WOC participants, as well as to avoid overloading the medical community and to comply with the…

Rectification: Hivos Producer of the Year Award not presented at IFTEX

Yesterday, we published that Hivos “Producer of the Year Award” (POYA) would take place at IFTEX. However this is not the case. The ceremony will take place in the week when…

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Chances and changes in Vietnamese horticulture discussed at HortEx Vietnam

Even though labor might not be expensive in Vietnam and the work ethic is called very good, the specialised labor needed in horticulture and the amount of that still urges growers to opt for more automation. It is one of the opportunities that was shown during this week's HortEx show. Other topics…

April 28-May 1, Venhuizen

Spring is coming - time to see some plants

It is time for Spring and time to present PanAmerican Seed's new varieties at their location in the Netherlands. The greenhouse in Venhuizen will be filled with PanAmerican Seed flowers, including the new introductions of this year and previous year. From a selection of their extensive assortment, they…

September 3-5, Warsaw

International Exhibition Green is Life & Flower Expo Poland gets AIPH approval

Organized for almost 30 years by the Polish Nurserymen Association, the Green is Life nursery stock exhibition, which was supplemented with the Flower Expo Poland floricultural fair in 2016, has gained a new asset recently. As the first trade fair in Poland, it has been granted the approval of AIPH.…

Bahrain International Garden Show postponed

The Bahrain International Garden Show (BIGS) that was planned for 3rd - 7th of March has been postponed to next year due to the recent developments related to the coronavirus…

Floriday goes international

You probably already know that Floriday regularly organises workshops in the Netherlands. They can be found every week in Aalsmeer, Naaldwijk and Rijnsburg, giving various Floriday workshops. But with Floriday, they’re also pushing boundaries and increasingly active in international markets, so they’re showing growers abroad…

Diversity in Vietnamese horticulture shown at HortEx

Walking around at the HortEx show that is organised in Ho Chi Minh City this week, it becomes clear that the Vietnamese industry is diverse. Whereas for some growers starting to work with hydroponic growing and ventilation is a novelty, there are also farms that work with automated equipment and focus on…

Hivos to present first Producer of the Year Award

Hivos in collaboration with flower sector stakeholders will convene the first ever “Producer of the Year Award” (POYA) as a platform to demonstrate the role of front runner…

US (CA): Carlsbad using flowers to hook more tourists into springtime stays

Every year, Carlsbad hosts more than 4 million visitors, thanks, in part, to its Legoland California theme park, its golf courses and resorts, its seven miles of beaches and The Flower Fields, which will open March 1 for the spring season. Because the flowers are such a boon for drawing tourists — an…

US (PA): Flower Show taking extra steps as coronavirus lingers

The Philadelphia Flower Show is ramping up "precautions that can be taken to reduce the spread of germs" as cases of the coronavirus continue to sprout up in the United States and globally. The weeklong event starts Saturday and will attract thousands each day to the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It is…

photo report: HortiContact

International suppliers joining in Dutch horticultural market

Last week the HortiContact show took place in Gorinchem, the Netherlands. For many suppliers focusing on the European market, this is the last one of the hattrick: IPM Essen, Fruit Logistica and then the HortiContact, with the first for the floriculture industry, the second for the European vegetable…

Third edition HortEx gets started

This morning in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, several international representatives were present to cut ribbons in the SECC exhibition centre, officially opening the HortEx horticultural trade show. "And we hope to welcome the show in Vietnam for many years to come" the chairman of the Vietnam Flowers and…

Experience the Netherlands with Mayesh

In less than two months, Mayesh will be hosting its second International Workshop Experience. The first international floral design workshop took place last year in Quito, but this year they decided to head to The Netherlands. They are bringing along Susan Mcleary and meeting up with Dutch designer,…

HortEx week kicked off with trade mission

"Lam Dong can provide high-class produce of sub-tropical origins"

Tomorrow the HortEx will kick off in Vietnam. The trade show brings together horticultural and floricultural growers, suppliers and traders. Prior to the show many people are already visiting the Vietnamese industry and greenhouses. Amongst them several Dutch companies participating in a trade mission to…

Netherlands: GrootGroenPlus announces plans for the future

On 22 and 23 January, the third edition of the GrootGroenPlus (GGP) Spring Fair was hosted. This edition would determine if this green fair in Zundert would be continued or…

It’s prep time for the Philadelphia Flower Show

Kremp Florist of Willow Grove is a family-run business that has participated in the Philadelphia Flower Show for 45 years. Scott Kremp examined the boxed yellow roses while his brother, Drew, set up baby pools that will hold the eucalyptus plants. Like experienced stage designers, they’re busy preparing…

Four roses awarded with Dutch certificate of excellence

During the annual meeting of the Cultuurgroep voor Rozen en Rozenonderstammen, which took place on 14 February at the Koninklijke Van Ginkel Groep in Veenendaal (Netherlands), 4 certificates were awarded from Excellence Roses. Helma van der Louw, chairman of the KVBC, handed out the certificates. On the…

Show will now be held in September 2020

Italy: Myplant & Garden postponed due to coronavirus

The sixth edition of the Myplant & Garden that was set to be held this week, from February 26-28 in Milan, Italy, has been cancelled due to the diffusion of the coronavirus in the country. It is postponed to September 2020. The exact dates will probably be announced tomorrow.  Last Saturday (February 22), the…

US (CA): Orchid mania among Vietnamese community

Shoppers purchase orchids at the 2020 Newport Harbor Orchid Society Orchid Expo and Sale that took place over three days on the second floor of the Westminster Mall, near Little Saigon. The expo, which also includes an orchid competition, drew crowds from the moment it opened Feb. 7. Ha Bui, Newport…

Keukenhof to showcase wide range of flowers

Keukenhof has grown into a worldwide concept and for many an annual event. Logical, because who doesn’t love the unique colour and smell experience that the 32 ha park offers its many visitors. No less than five hundred growers show their most beautiful flowers and leading arrangers make unique shows. Keukenhof & Royal…

Red Lands Roses hosts training on False Codling Moth (FCM)

Red Lands Roses hosted a peer to peer learning on False Codling Moth on 21st February 2020. Farm representatives during the session This session was aimed at equipping staff from all flower farms in and around Nairobi on the dreaded pest. Farm representatives engaged on the best practices in the fight…

November 11 & 12, Boxborough

US (MA): Dates announced for Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo

The Northeast Greenhouse Conference and Expo will be held November 11 & 12, 2020, at the Boxboro Regency Hotel, Boxborough, MA. Educational sessions focusing on advanced biocontrol, disease management, business and marketing, back to the basics, emerging technologies and trends, alternative crops,…

US (NH): Greenhouse open house cancelled due to ongoing construction

The 2020 UNH Greenhouse Open House at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouse formerly scheduled for Saturday, March 28, has been cancelled. The greenhouse is undergoing expansion and renovation that will advance the university’s teaching, research, and outreach capabilities in the areas of agriculture,…

February 25 -26, 2020

US (FL): Deliflor presents newest varieties in Miami

Spring is upon us, and Deliflor wants everyone to receive this season enjoying the variety of Chrysanthemums. Therefore, next week, they will open the doors of their showroom in Miami (FL), on February 25 and 26. The showroom will be open from 9am to 5pm. Most of their newest varieties as well as some of…

Flower Bulb Day to blanket San Francisco’s Union Square with 100,000 tulips

Flower Bulb Day 2020 is a celebration during which 100,000 colorful varieties of American-produced tulips grown from European bulbs will take over San Francisco’s iconic Union Square on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Presented by Royal Anthos, with additional backing and support from the European Union, the…

UK: Collaboration and support key words at BFA Industry meeting

The BFA Industry meeting took place on the 19th February attended by the movers and shakers of the florist industry. Discussions on trade agreements, tariffs, plant passports, sustainability, digital education, apprenticeships, high street shopping, British flowers and the future of the industry took…

US (AL): Rain delays Festival of Tulips

The American Village had to delay its Fourth Annual Festival of Tulips because of all the rain recently.The field features more than 100,000 tulips in the region’s only you-pick tulip field. That means families, groups and other visitors can walk around, pick the tulips they want to purchase and package…

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Sneak Peek California Spring Trials 2020

What to expect at the California Spring Trials 2020? At this week-long event held at various locations throughout California from March 27-April 1, breeders, growers and suppliers will showcase their newest varieties and products. In the coming weeks FloralDaily.com will highlight one product from each…

US (OR): 2020 Farwest Show opens hotel registration

Lodging registration for the 2020 Farwest Show is now available for booking. Farwest attendees and exhibitors can receive special discounted rates at select Portland hotels through Travel Portland during the show. The show will be held August 26-28, 2020 at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown…

February 26-28, 2020 in Milan:

Italy: Myplant & Garden counting down for sixth edition

Next week, from February 26-28, the FieraMilano Rho in Milan will open their doors for the 6th edition of the Myplant & Garden. With more than 780 exhibitors on an area of 50,000m2 and attracting more than 20,000 visitors from all over the world, it has become one of the most important professional trade…

February 27-28, 2020

Kenya: Open house at Select Breeding's showcase in Naivasha

On Thursday 27th and Friday 28th of February, Select Breeding will open the doors of their Naivasha showcase. All their commercial varieties, new introductions and latest codes will be fully flowering. During the open days people are welcome to visit from 9:00 to 18:00. Click here for the enlarged map…

Registration open for Glazen Tulip Award 2021

Do you have a special and new cultivar that will be on sale in 2020/2021? If so, you qualify for the Royal FloraHolland’s Glazen Tulip Awards 2020-2021. This award is given to the best market introduction in the floriculture industry. Five categoriesThe Glazen Tulip Award 2020-2021 will go to the best…


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