Events

May 8-19, Nantes

France: First highlights revealed for International Floralies

Since the very first edition in 1956, the International Floralies - Nantes expo has been historically organized by the Floralies Committee, which is planning an adventure for young and old through explosions of colors, flowers and fragrances. Jardin du Luxembourg: a collection unique in the world at the Floralies A presence at…

India: 200,000 stems of flowers for fairytale wedding

A glamorous fairytale wedding is being celebrated in India, for which more than 200,000 stems of flowers have been ordered. Before the festivities could start growers, logistics staff and flower arrangers collaborated closely to decorate the beautiful venue. Over 200,000 stems Thanks to a collaboration between FleuraMetz’s sales, logistics and…

PanAmerican Seed promises huge color impact at IPM Essen

PanAmerican Seed will welcome thousands of attendees to IPM Essen 2019, where the company will showcase a new look at its stand that promises huge color impact. This year’s focus is Pansy Cool Wave and the new Viola Quicktime. Both series will launch fresh new colors and concepts, including a…

from Germany, Mexico, Iran, Azerbaijan, Qatar and Brazil

International interest for HortiContact Tour 2019

The preliminary registrations for the HortiContact Tour (19 and 20 February 2019) show that international growers around the world travel to the Netherlands to become acquainted with the latest developments in Dutch greenhouse horticulture. Over the past period, the organization received registrations of…

January 22-25, 2019

IPM Essen: 17 countries present innovations in international joint booths

IPM Essen is around the corner. In less than two months, this exhibition will be held in Essen, Germany from January 22-25. Over 1,500 exhibitors will present their products and services and the large number of international joint booths will once more highlight the significance of IPM Essen in the…

August 21-23, Portland

US (OR): Farwest accepting booth applications

The 2019 Farwest Show is accepting exhibit booth applications as it heads into its 47th year. The show will be held August 21–23, 2019 at the Oregon Convention Center in…

February 27, London

"Play your part in the 2019 garden industry story"

Interest in gardening, lifestyle, health and wellbeing is increasing and as a result these are popular topics for the media as consumers strive to create their own ‘Healthy Habitats’ in the home and garden. Be part of the 2019 garden industry story by booking your stand at the Garden Press Event 2019. Returning to the…

January 7-8, Baltimore

US (MD): Schedule announced for 63rd Annual SNA Research Conference

The SNA Research Conference, which began in 1956, is held annually and is the country’s longest running woody ornamental research conference, and provides a forum for…

US (CA): Tournament of Roses announces Opening Spectacular, float participants

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses announced the Opening Spectacular presented by Honda, the Grand Finale presented by Wells Fargo, float participants, and parade lineup for the 130th Rose Parade presented by Honda on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. This year’s theme, “The Melody of Life,” celebrates music, the…

CAN (ON): Talking healthy roots with horticulture students

Tree propagation experts from A.M.A. and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre visited Niagara College and Guelph University in November to meet the next generation of top horticulture talent and discuss the science of healthy roots.  More than 100 horticulture students from Niagara College’s School of Environment and Horticulture…

US: Flower growers invited to join annual Washington, D.C. fly-in

Flower farmers are asked to join the upcoming fly-in February 26-28, 2019. "This is your opportunity to advocate for the work you do and its impact on the economy. It’s your chance to explain how policies from D.C. affect real farmers and their families. And it’s your opening to help make something big happen for…

December 6-8, Dhaka

Bangladesh hosts international flower expo

An International Flower Exhibition and Conference 2018 will be held at the capital’s Bangabandhu International Conference Center from December 6 to 8. “The main aim of this event is to attract investors and businessmen to this flourishing sector,” Abul Kasem Khan, President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry…

June 11-13, Boskoop-Hazerswoude

Garden Trials: Innovations in woody plants and perennials

The second edition of Garden Trials and Trade will take place from 11 to 13 June 2019 in the Plantarium building at the International Trade Centre in Boskoop-Hazerswoude. During the first edition in June of this year, a total of 34 participating companies and many international visitors found their way…

April 20-22, Shanghai

Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai expands to 50,000 m2 in 2019

Chinese flower and horticultural consumption has changed over the years, from consumption for big events to consumption on an individual, daily-life basis. The consumption pattern is more personalized and diversified. Although regions such as Yunnan, Shandong, and Guangdong are the main horticultural…

RHS Chelsea 2019

Perennial Lifeline Garden celebrates 180 years of helping people in horticulture

Perennial returns to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May 2019 with a Great Pavilion garden designed by first time Chelsea designers Colm Joseph and Duncan Cargill. Inspired by Sir Roy Strong’s autobiographical The Laskett Gardens, The Perennial Lifeline Garden, highlights the long-standing and…

Last chance to register for MSU Extension Online Greenhouse Courses

Are you looking to brush up on your knowledge on greenhouse topics such as greenhouse lighting, biological control, or fertility? Do you have an employee that could benefit? It is your last chance to register for the winter sessions of three self-paced courses in  Michigan State University Extension ’s  Online College…

January 24-25, Essen

IPM Essen focuses on young, urban target groups

Above all, the young, urban (and mostly also affluent) purchasers want healthy, sustainable and regional products. This new customer generation is increasingly bringing different requirements to the green sector. But how should the producers and the trade best serve this target group which is becoming…

August 21-23, Boskoop/Hazerswoude

Theme Plantarium 2019: “Green Fits All”

With the theme “Green Fits All”, Plantarium 2019 offers a platform for partnerships both within the sector and beyond. Plantarium 2019 aims to encourage entrepreneurs to seek cooperation with companies and authorities outside the sector, that way green will provide opportunities for growth. 37th edition In 2019, Plantarium will be…

UK: Nursery Supply Show finds new home at Stoneleigh Park

The HTA Nursery Supply Show, sponsored by ICL, is moving to a bigger and more easily accessible home at Stoneleigh Park in Hall 1, directly connected to the HTA National Plant Show. After listening to members and requirements from the industry, the show has moved halls to give more space for development, and ease…

December 6, Hereford

UK: Hardy nursery stock research and development update

Join the AHDB for a research and development update covering hardy nursery stock (HNS) at Wyevale Nurseries. It is an opportunity for delegates to gather an insight into the latest information…

December 12, Sutton Coldfield

UK: Florist presents novelties at FlowerVision Birmingham

On Thursday the 12th of December, Florist Holland and Flower Vision will organize a special Gerbera Meet and Greet. During the Meet & Greet floral professionals get the opportunity to use new Gerbera varieties on the market, various cut flowers they’ve never seen before and customer favourites.…

March 17-19, Guangzhou

"Kenyan rose floods into China"

In recent years, the flower consumption in China has risen so fast that domestic supply has been unable to match the demand. The increasing consumption gives rise to the sales of imported flowers. Kenyan flowers have become the new favorite for suppliers and consumers and this is visible at the China International Import Expo,…

Poland: Better protection for plants

In early November, Interface & Performance held a Break-Thru workshop in Krakow (Poland) where the business line informed local pesticide manufacturers how Evonik additives make plant protection product formulations more effective. Ten Polish plant protection product manufacturers took advantage of this opportunity,…

Teaching growers IPM Mastery

Yesterday was the first day of the eco-friendly greenhouse grower IPM Mastery course which will last throughout the week until Friday 30th November. The course covers key elements of effective leadership and common pests, including their look, behavior and treatment using live bugs and other explanatory mediums. As well, there was in depth training on financial consequences…

Photo recap: Horti China 2018

It's picture time again! This time we've recapped Horti China for you. The exhibition, organized last week in Beijing, was well visited. Alongside the event a lot of interesting seminars, courses and workshops were given during this exhibition. The complete show was divided in two parts, Horti Tech and Horti Fresh (for fruit trade), and while…

March 2, Dunville & March 23, Wainfleet

CAN (ON): Two new Petals & Plates dates announced

Petals & Plates is a series of flower-focused farm dinners that highlight Canadian flower growers and their importance in the agricultural landscape. By combining local food and drink, and local floral designers and chefs, these events are a celebration of the diverse bounty communities have to…

November 29, Bogotá

Colombia: Dutch delegation to talk about how to feed cities

The "Feeding the Cities" conferences is an event organised by the Agriculture Department of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Colombia, in close collaboration…

Qatar: AIPH approves Expo 2021 Doha

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has approved an application from The State of Qatar to host an A1 International Horticultural Exhibition in 2021/22. The approval of Expo 2021 Doha (Qatar) was finalised in March 2018 with formal recognition by the BIE (Bureau International…

Rainlevelr Event on water management attracts many growers

"First more reservoir valves and then look further at water and drought"

Many Dutch growers are in favor of having a special valve installed in their reservoir to make room for new rainwater in the event of extreme rainfall, as it turned out during the Rainlevelr Event organized by the Delfland Water Board on 19th of November. At the same time, not all growers are aware of…

China: Chrysanthemums make Shanghai comeback

Thirty cities across China will show off their chrysanthemums at the China (Shanghai) Chrysanthemum Exhibition in 2019, which will be held in Shanghai after 15 years' absence, organizers announced on Tuesday. The exhibition will run between October 26 and November 26 next year, with its theme centering on "the…

February 14, Hull

UK: Next Generation Growing Workshop

Join the AHDB for a final workshop to share the results of the GrowSave pilot study group project, Next Generation Growing (NGG).  This workshop is an opportunity for protected edibles, protected ornamentals…

November 19, 14.00-17.00, World Horti Center

New technology adds more oxygen to irrigation water

In greenhouse horticulture, oxygen is crucial for a healthy root environment. For this reason, the Norwegian company Nitox developed a system for adding more oxygen to…

September 4-6, Charlotte

US (NC): Plug & Cutting Conference to be rescheduled for September 2019

AmericanHort announced the rescheduled dates for the Plug & Cutting conference will be September 4-6, 2019 in Charlotte, NC. Originally scheduled for September of this year in Charlotte,…

January 22-25, Essen

IPM Essen prepares for next edition under favorable market conditions

From January 22 to 25, 2019, around 1,600 exhibitors from 50 countries and experts from all over the world will make IPM Essen one of the main information and ordering platforms in the green sector. From producing horticulture via garden centre operators, horticulturalists and landscapers right up to…

Australian Horticultural Trials slated for December 4-7

This year the NGIV will again partner with Australian breeders and growers as they present the Australian Horticultural Trials 2018. In recognition of the extended reach and attraction for…

First day of Horti China 2018 turns out to be very busy

Horti China 2018 kicked off with a very busy first day. The exhibition is divided in two different parts. One part is Horti Tech, which consists of greenhouses, agricultural high-tech and agricultural equipment companies. The other part is Horti Fresh, which consists of different fruit and vegetables…

Royal Flowers returning to Flower Expo Ukraine

The organizers of Flower Expo Ukraine welcome the participation of Royal Flowers, one of Ecuador’s largest growers, at Flower Expo Ukraine 2019, which will take place from 16-18 April 2019 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Having participated a number of times before, the organizers are very pleased to see Royal Flowers returning to…

Photo report: Floral industry finds its way to Expo Agroalimentaria

The Expo Agroalimentaria is a real fresh produce show, making it possible for exhibitors and visitors to explore the agricultural opportunities in this rising market in Mexico. The floriculture industry, however, is growing in the country as well and was now entering the show more conspicuously. For the…

March 20-22, Netherlands

"Tulip Trade Event is increasingly important benchmark for choosing varieties"

The changing climate is forcing companies and growers to critically examine their assortment. Adjustments are being made with great regularity. Hotter summers and milder winters demand other varieties, as recognised also by Wageningen UR, which conducts research into varieties that adjust more easily.…

March 13-15, Ho Chi Minh City

"HortEx Vietnam 2019 floor plan already more than 80% filled"

The first edition of HortEx Vietnam was launched from 14-16 March 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City. Based on this launch and growing interest in the Vietnamese and South East Asian market the organisers aimed to double the exhibition in terms of size for 2019. At present the organisers are very pleased to see that more than…

“If everything seems under control, it just means you aren’t going fast enough”

Cultivating Retail, hosted by the HTA and GIMA and sponsored by Evergreen Garden Care, took place on 13 November at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham. This new event, chaired by Channel 4 news presenter Cathy Newman, brought together growers, retailers and suppliers to look at the issues…

Flower & Perishable Logistics Africa: Conferences open in Nairobi

Following two editions of Flower Logistics Africa (FLA), the event once again returns to Nairobi, Kenya for its third edition on November 20, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Bringing additional value to the participants and to Africa’s perishable exporters, the second edition of Perishable Logistics…

New Zealand: Flower show exhibitors roll up their sleeves

With a week to go until this year’s New Zealand Flower and Garden Show, exhibitors were welcomed onsite to The Trusts Arena in West Auckland. This marks the start of what event organisers say will be thousands of hours of getting their hands dirty in pursuit of a coveted Bronze, Silver or Gold Medal. Over the coming weeks,…

June 11-13, Amsterdam

"Sustainability is at the heart of GreenTech"

GreenTech is all about sustainability for production of crops. Mariska Dreschler, Director of Horticulture at RAI Amsterdam and others share how solutions, products and knowledge regarding sustainability are the heart of GreenTech. For more information: GreenTech www.greentech.nl

December 1, Baton Rouge

US (LA): Show visitors determine which poinsettias hit shelves at Christmas

The LSU AgCenter will host the annual poinsettia show and sale from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 1 at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, located at 4560 Essen Lane near Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge. Visitors may purchase fresh poinsettias from a wide selection of varieties on display for $10 to $12 per plant. Visitors…

Photo report IFTF 2018

Last week, from November 7-9, the IFTF took place in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. Nearly 300 companies showcased their varieties and services, attracting visitors from all over the world. Every year, the cut flower show is becoming bigger and the number of visitors is increasing. Also this year, the visitor number was about 15%…

Photo report: FloraHolland Trade Fair 2018

This year's FHTF attracted more than 16,000 visitors from all over the world. Together with the IFTF in Vijfhuizen, more than 1,000 companies from Africa, South America and elsewhere exhibited at both fairs. So without exaggerating, we can say that the Netherlands played host to the lion's share of the…

January 24-27, Homer

US (AK): Peony growers get together for annual conference

The APGA Winter Conference will be held in Homer, Alaska at Land’s End Resort, January 24-27th 2019. There will be several keynote speakers along with a number of presenters, often 3 simultaneous presentations and workshops. Beginning and advanced Growers Schools will be held as well as a “Master Intuit QuickBooks Online: From Set-up to…

February 18-20, Wageningen

Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms 2019: extra course announced

In 2019 the Horticulture & Product Physiology group, together with Wageningen Plant Research, will organize two editions of the course on Lighting in greenhouses and vertical farms. As the first edition of the course (13-15 Feb 2019) is fully booked, registration is now open for a second edition which will be…

November 22, Spalding

UK: Poinsettia discussion group meetings

Join the AHDB at the first of a two-part event to review a number of new poinsettia varieties and explore the potential of growth control via new plant growth regulators products and water deficit irrigation techniques. The first event will be staged on 22 November and the second post-shelf life event will be held…

January 16-18, Kansas City

US (MO): Tickets available for Western

The Western in Kansas City is known for innovation and interaction and the Western Nursery & Landscape Association will deliver again on January 16-18, 2019 in Kansas City. New at the 2019 Western is “The Sheridan Nurseries’ Way to Success with Art Vanden Enden,” a lunch & workshop for garden center owners &…

February 16-17, Chicago

US (IL): 2019 National Floriculture Forum - “Adding Value: Back to our Roots”

The National Floriculture Forum (NFF) will meet from February 16-17, 2019, in Chicago, Illinois. The NFF continues an annual tradition dating back to the early 1990s, with an…

IPM partner country Belgium gives Messe Essen a tilia platyphyllos 'Zelzate' as a gift

Belgium will be the partner country of the IPM Essen in 2019. The partnership was put under the motto 'Rooted in Craftsmanship Together'. The words have now been followed by deeds within the framework of a tree planting event. Since November 12, a summer linden has decorated the Messe Essen site. The…

Mexico: Ornamental exhibitors enjoying new floriculture pavilion at Expo Agroalimentaria

The Mexican ornamental sector is growing and this trend was already visible at last year's Expo AgroAlimentaria Guanajuato, one of the largest farming events in North and Central America. This exhibition that used to be a real fresh produce show is receiving more and more interest from the ornamental…

January 29, Oxfordshire

UK: Healthy Plants, Healthy Business

The HTA, in association with APHA, are hosting a one-day conference, 'Healthy Plants, Healthy Business’, for anyone involved in the production, trading and retailing of…

The Sound of Blooming

“The Sound of Blooming,” a large installation created by Luxury Logico, a group that consists of four artists, will be featured by the Taichung World Flora Expo from Nov. 3 through April 24, 2019. The installation, called by some as “a large diamond fell from the sky” or “the largest mechanical flower on earth,” is one of the major highlights…

How to retro-fit old cities with 'living green'

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) held its International Green City Conference on 19th September 2018 in Padova, to address the challenge of greening old cities. Invited delegates included city decision makers, planners, landscape architects, horticulturalists and others interested in retro-fitting…

Eima, a big crowd, a lot of innovations

Eima is a biennial fair specialised in technological innovation that is held in Bologna. The exhibition was born in 1969 and initially, it showcased tractors. As of today, it broadens its scope by including all those technologies that are applicable to farming. With regard to fruit and vegetables, the…

AIPH president addresses thousands at Taichung World Flora Expo opening ceremony

The 2018 Taichung World Flora Expo (A2/B1), approved by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), opened on Saturday 3rd November. Well over 20,000 people, including over 400 international guests, attended the opening ceremony which was broadcast live on TV throughout the region.…

November 22-24, Istanbul

Eurasia Plant Fair reports record on visitor pre-registration

Eurasia Plant Fair - Flower Show Istanbul 2018 offers new opportunities for the emerging markets. Visiting to or participating in EPF - Flower Show Istanbul gives the chance to reach contacts and market information, and gives the opportunity to attend "Landscaping and Urban Design Panels and Conferences"…

UK: Flower Circus gets Norwich in the Christmas spirit

On the 31st of October it was Flower Circus Christmas time at Flowervision Norwich. Flower Magician Michael van Namen together with Ringmaster Jhon Koopman brought the florists a lot of Christmas inspiration just before the start of the season. The circus had flowers from leading growers and breeders with them to show all…

US (NY): Tulip bulb planting in honor of Dutch-American Heritage Day

HRH Princess Margriet will be in New York November 15 for a tulip-planting ceremony in advance of Dutch-American Heritage Day . HRH Princess Margriet will join New York City officials, schoolchildren, and other Dutch representatives in New York November 15 for a tulip-planting ceremony in advance of Dutch-American Heritage Day.…

NL: Over 125 nationalities take their leave as shows draw to a close

Generally speaking, the floriculture industry is doing pretty well. That's also evident when looking at the number of attendants this week in Aalsmeer and Vijfhuizen. During the first two days, the FloraHolland Trade Fair (FHTF) in Aalsmeer welcomed 16,000 visitors from all corners of the world. At the…

Obituary: Jan Mykita, Polish Nursery Association

The Polish Nurseryman Association announces that Jan Mykita passed away. He was the founder of Szkółka Roślin Ozdobnych Mikita i Szymański and long-time member of the Polish Nurserymen Association.…

IFTF: Growers optimistic in challenging times

Even though it has been - and still is - a challenging year for many growers, the atmosphere at the IFTF is positive. It is the time of the year when growers not only meet their European clients, but their clients from all over the world as well. The first day may have started off a bit slow, but this…

New Zealand: Rose festival returns to Hamilton Gardens

The four-day annual Pacific Rose Bowl Festival is on next week at the Rogers Rose Garden at Hamilton Gardens, and as usual public votes will decide the top new roses from the New Zealand Rose of the Year Trial. Unlike most other rose competitions around the world which are judged by experts, the New Zealand Rose of…

Oboya participates in China International Import Expo

Oboya, a global manufacturer and supplier of products and services for the cultivation industry, is participating in China International Import Expo in Shanghai, China. China International Import…

"Sunflowers are no longer just a summer and fall flower"

Ball SB and Takii America invited their customers to their sunflower open house on November 1. Lourdes Reyes, cut flower marketing director at Ball SB, looks back on a successful day, saying: "Sunflowers are no longer just a summer and fall flower but are being sold all 365 days a year." Below are some pictures from…

Floriforum provides platform for old friends to discuss flowers

“It is good to stop and think”, Micha Danziger told us. While in the halls of the Expo Aalsmeer the stands were being prepared for the IFTF, which gets underway today, in an adjacent room the Floriforum was held. A mixed crowd of growers, traders, retail and logistics gathered to share their thoughts on…

International floriculture industry flocks to Dutch trade shows

It's trade show week in the Netherlands! In Aalsmeer and Vijfhuizen, the IFTF and FHTF welcome hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors over the course of three days. This year there's plenty to see as usual. FloralDaily and our Dutch colleagues of BPnieuws are also present: we're walking around…

Show Your Colours Award IPM 2019

The Show Your Colours Award will be presented during the International Pfanzenmesse (IPM) 2019 in Essen (Germany). All IPM exhibitors with woody plants and perennials can submit plants or plant concepts for this award. The Show Your Colours Award IPM 2019 is organised by Messe Essen, in cooperation with BIZZ Communications. Show Your Colours…

February 20-22, 2019 in Milano

Italy: Myplant gearing up for fifth edition

The fifth edition of Myplant & Garden will be a festival of plants, flowers and landscape. 45,000 sqm in the halls of Fiera Milano-Rho will transform into a huge greenhouse in which urban forests, colourful lawns, flower-fashion runways and advanced robotics placed within green-living ambiances and new design…

US: Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo emphasizes practical application

The  2018 Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo  is only a month away and registration is open ! Come join your fellow growers Dec. 4-6 at the DeVos Place Conference Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Michigan State University Extension floriculture team has been working hard to develop an informative yet entertaining lineup…

November 5-7, Lima

Peru: Creating new markets for responsibly grown food and flowers

From 5-7 November 2018 the GlobalGAP Summit 2018 takes place in Lima, Peru. For the first time in the Americas. It is the setting to discuss the latest developments in food safety and sustainability as well as Good Agriculture and Aquaculture Practices and the future of the industry. Around 400 delegates…

US (MI): Registration open for winter greenhouse online courses

Greenhouse businesses are looking to the spring production season of 2018. Sign up now for the winter sessions of three self-paced courses in Michigan State University Extension’s Online College of Knowledge greenhouse series: Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting, Biological Control for Greenhouse…

AIPH / COA Community Garden opened at Taichung World Flora Expo

The AIPH/COA Community Garden at the Taichung World Flora Expo opened with a grand ceremony on 2nd November. AIPH President, Mr Bernard Oosterom, as well as the Mayor of Taichung, an Officer of the COA and an Officer of the Taichung Horticultural Trades Association (TFDA), each gave a speech at the…

Danziger one stop shop at IFTF and Trade Fair exhibitions

The IFTF and the Aalsmeer trade fair have become a gathering place for international growers and buyers who are looking for the latest innovations and trends of the floriculture industry. "Being a global breeder, these events are a great opportunity for us to meet our partners from around the world and introduce our…

Greenovation Awards nominations at Trade Fair Aalsmeer

In order to stimulate sustainability in the chain, Royal FloraHolland will present the Greenovation Awards at the Trade Fair Aalsmeer this year for the second time. The winners of the 2017 Greenovation Awards A sizeable part of the nominations concerns developments in the area of packaging materials for plants and flowers -…

November 7 & 8, Boxborough

US (MA): 2019-20 Guide available to attendees of the Northeast Greenhouse Conference

New England greenhouse growers have long relied on the New England Greenhouse Floriculture Guide, for its information about insect and mite management, disease prevention and…

Rwandan companies eye international market at IFTF

Four Rwandan floriculture companies have been nominated for the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF). Rwanda’s exhibitors at the trade fair will include: Bloom Hills Rwanda Limited from Musanze district, Bella Flowers Company Limited of Rwamagana district, Simon Flower Company from Rulindo Northern province and…

April 20-22, Shanghai

Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2019: "the roots of the flower, horticulture and garden industry"

The 21st Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai will be held on April 20-22, 2019 at Shanghai New International Expo Center (Hall W2-W5) with a 50,000 sqm show scale. Organized by China Flower Association and managed by Shanghai Intex Exhibition and China Great Wall International Exhibition, the 21st show will be launched in Shanghai…

November 1, Sesquile

Colombia: Sunflower open house by Takii at the new BallSB R&D facility

Ball SB and Takii America are inviting their customers to their sunflower open house today (Thursday Nov 1 , 2018). See the invitation below for more information: Click here to enlarge.

Taichung World Flora Expo redefines GNP: 'Green Nature People'

The Taichung World Flora Expo 2018 entitled ‘The Sound of Blooming’ has launched a declaration which gives GNP (Gross National Product) a brand-new definition. Instead of an economic indicator, GNP will represent a measure of Taichung’s efforts to achieve Green productivity and improvements in Nature…

November 7-9, Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands:

IFTF: "More than an exhibition"

Just one week left till the International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair (IFTF) will open its doors in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. From November 7-9 nearly 300 companies will be present at the Expo Haarlemmermeer, where visitors from all over the world come to the IFTF to see the latest developments. Dick van Raamsdonk at the…

New online training course on irrigation water quality & treatment

Interpret water quality tests for irrigation of greenhouse and nursery crops, select appropriate water treatment technologies, and design a water treatment and monitoring system. Irrigation Water & Treatment is the final course for 2018 in the Greenhouse Training Online series offered by the…

May 19-25, 2019

Visit Chelsea with Cornell University

Join Cornell University as they visit the world’s greatest flower show and experience the beauty of London’s world-class gardens with Dr. Mark Bridgen, Professor of Horticulture at Cornell University. This package trip includes five days in London, plus 2 travel days, accommodations at the Courthouse Hotel Central -…

US (FL): AFE hit the road to PMA

Last month, AFE joined thousands of floral industry members and traveled to the Produce Marketing Association (PMA)’s 2018 Fresh Summit held in Orlando, Florida. PMA’s CEO Cathy Burns presented The Forum for the Future State of the Industry, during which, she focused on technology, robotics, e-commerce and the many opportunities for the future of the…

November 27 & 28, Eastbrook Cambridge

UK: No-Deal Brexit Workshop on Plant and Seed Variety Rights

APHA extend an open invite to businesses to take part in a seminar detailing what may happen in the even of a no-deal Brexit around Plant and Seed Variety Rights, and trade in…

Photo report: Floral exhibitors at PMA Fresh Summit 2018

It's a wrap. On Saturday, the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando (FL) closed its doors for the PMA Fresh Summit Conference & Expo. It is a major exhibition for the fresh produce industry, but the nummer of floral exhibitors is growing each year. Again this year, the floral section increased.…

Spain: Flowers make entrance at Fruit Attraction Madrid

This week, several flower companies went on an adventure in Madrid, Spain. There the 10th edition of one of the largest fruit and vegetable fairs in the world, the Fruit Attraction, took place. This exhibition, which attracted 1,600 exhibitors and 70,000 visitors this year, now also offered a podium for…

December 6, Naaldwijk

Royal FloraHolland to hold last General Members’ Meeting in current format

The General Members’ Meeting at Royal FloraHolland will take place on 6 December. During this meeting, the intermediate results for 2018 will be presented. Voting for candidates for the Members’ Council and the rates for 2019 will take place. This GMM is the last meeting to take place in this shape and…

November 6, Vijfhuizen

How can the floriculture industry respond to a changing international environment and challenging dynamics?

On the eve of IFTF, the world’s most important trade exhibition for international flower growers and buyers, the International Floriculture Forum 2018 will be organized. Held in the auditorium of Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands during the afternoon of Tuesday 6 November, the Forum will…

UK: Festival Dinner raises over £36,000 for Perennial

Perennial’s Festival Dinner, held on 12th October, brought in over £36,000 for the charity that looks after everyone in the horticulture industry. The event took place at the five-star Langham Hotel in central London and was hosted by James Alexander Sinclair. The total raised was made up from ticket…

webinar, November 2

New daily lighting integral maps and advances in supplemental lighting for ornamentals

Daily light integral (DLI) is a very useful measurement of sunlight for anyone that grows plants for a living. New DLI maps describing the light levels delivered across the U.S. are now available, and during this webinar, Jim Faust will show you how to use them to improve your crop planning and…

Retail Boulevard shows how sale of fresh and seasonal decorations works

Germany: Window shopping at Floradecora

In January Christmasworld will again kick off in Frankfurt am Main. Just like the last time Floradecora has its place in the fair. “We are setting up Floradecora as a market place for fresh flowers at the heart of Christmasworld, in the Galleria”, says Eva Olbrich, director of Christmasworld. “A new…

Sakata Seed America raises money for American Heart Association

During the month of October, as part of its Sakata Gives Corporate Giving Program, Sakata Seed America participated in two walks, including a special Sakata coordinated campus walk, to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the American Heart Association.  On the morning of October 20th, Sakata Seed America staff, friends and family joined…

November 8, De Kwakel

Netherlands: Breeder hosts Floral Master Class

Florist Holland is hosting a Floral Master Class with Dutch Master Flower Designer Peter van der Sluis at a very special location. The place where it all starts in this beautiful industry: the breeder. In an interactive hour Peter will show you how to work with the future trends and create stunning…

November 29 & December 2, Raleigh/King

US: North Carolina poinsettia open houses

Did you know that North Carolina is ranked #2 in poinsettia production?  Then it should come as no surprise that there are a number of poinsettia open houses being hosted in North Carolina. Below lists details of all three, which are free and do not require registration.   29 November and 2 December - North Carolina State University Horticulture Field Laboratory…

US: Florists in all 50 states plan to Petal It Forward on Oct. 24

Nevada has joined the ranks of states participating in the Society of American Florists' 2018 Petal It Forward, officially making the effort nationwide, with events planned in all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and Colombia. Florists in 378 cities are hosting 415 local Petal It Forward events on…

Carlos Oramas named PMA’s 2018 Floral Marketer of the Year

"On average, a US consumer buys 2.5 bouquets a year. We can do much better than that. And we will. Let's change that!", said Carlos Oramas, CEO of Gems Group, when receiving the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) 2018 Floral Marketer of the Year during the Floral Flamingle Reception on Oct. 19 at…

November 7-8, Ghent

Nutrient management study tour in Belgium

Join AHDB for an overseas study tour to visit PCS (Ornamental Plant Research Station) and local growers around Ghent in Belgium. This is a chance for hardy nursery stock (HNS) and ornamentals growers to discuss nutrient management in container-grown crops, examine the potential of real time plant nutrient monitoring and…

Photos: Wholesale Florists & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA)

The Wholesale Florists & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA, pronounce 'wafsa') just finished. Held from November 16th till 18th in Miami Airport Convention Center, about 100 growers, breeders and transport companies presented their products and solutions to the international retail…

Organisers of HortEx Vietnam concluded 3 kick off meetings for coming 2019 edition

The series of kick-off meetings introducing HortEx Vietnam 2019, the 2nd International Exhibition and Conference for Horticultural and Floricultural Production and Processing Technology in Vietnam, took place from 16 to 18 October 2018 in Hanoi, Dalat and Ho Chi Minh City. The events were attended by delegates from many…

A show-within-a-show

US (FL): Flowers shine at PMA's new Floral Marketplace

With the convention already starting yesterday, Thursday October 18 in Orlando (FL), the PMA Fresh Summit Expo is opening its doors today. The PMA is a large and important exhibition for the fresh produce industry and the number of floral exhibitors is growing every year. This year, the floral lineup…

Celebrating the marriage of Princess Eugenie and Mr Jack Brooksbank

UK: Roses for a Royal Wedding

David Austin Roses are delighted that roses from their prestigious cut rose collection were chosen to be part of the wedding floral arrangements created by eminent British floral designers Simon Lycett and Paul Thomas. Over 1,500 roses were used in the arrangements to decorate Windsor Castle, which was the location of the Reception held by Her Majesty The…

NL: Students get to know horticulture on mopeds

A group of students has gotten to know horticulture on Solexes (a classic Dutch moped). They made tomato soup and bruschetta at Tomatoworld in Honselersdijk and did The Pepper Challenge at Westlandpeppers in De Lier. The Solex Vegetable Tour was organized by Greenport West for the Dutch Agri Food Week. Greenport West-Holland…

November 15, Millstadt

US (IL): Heimos hosts 11th Annual Poinsettia Trial and Open House

Millstadt Young Plants and N.G. Heimos Greenhouses will host an open house on Thursday, November 15th, from 8 AM to 4 PM. The open house will be showcasing a comparison trial of hundreds of Poinsettia varieties from six different breeders: Beekenkamp, Ball/Selecta, Dummen Orange, Rinehart, Syngenta, and Suntory. Plants…

September 10-12, Nantes

France: Dates announced for Salon du Végétal 2019

Following surveys with exhibitors and visitors, and after discussions at VALHOR with all the sectors in the inter-branch organisation, the organizers of the Salon du Végétal announce that the 34th edition will be held from 10 to 12 September 2019 at the Beaujoire exhibition centre in Nantes.   This edition will have two main…

A royal afternoon for HortiDaily and FloralDaily

Normally we publish extensively on royal visits to other companies, but now it is our time to shine. Yesterday two of our colleagues joined in for a short conversation with the Dutch King and Queen! During a regional visit King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima stopped in Tholen as well, the municipality we're located…

Australia: Pest Management, Plant Health & Market Access BioSecure HACCP Information Forums

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) brings together the elements of pest prevention, pest assessment, pest mitigation and process revision. NGIA is conducting workshops in New…

October 31, Chichester

UK: Alternative growing media for the production of ornamental crops

AHDB will host demonstrations and discussions about the benefits and challenges of reducing peat content in ornamentals production. Reductions in peat use have been modest in ornamentals production,…

National broadcasters eagerly promote horticultural potential Zimbabwe

HortiFlor Zimbabwe was held last week, from October 9-11 in the capital Harare. It attracted international as well as national attention. Several Zimbabwean broadcasters were present to eagerly promote the horticultural potential of the country. In a excerpt from ZBC News, for example, host Rodrick Mashingaidze interviews organizer Dick van Raamsdock…

May 7-9, 2020, Bangkok

"AHC 2020 & Horti ASIA 2020 bridge science and commerce"

In 2020, the Asian Horticultural Congress (AHC), driven by horticultural science societies in Asia, will be back again after its last congress in the People’s Republic of China in 2016. Organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), and the Horticultural Science Society of…

Australia: Tree Stock to feature at ‘Three Days of Trees’ in Melbourne

The nationally recognised Tree Stock standard is up for review; an initiative that could impact the nursery industry in Australia. Although not a mandatory standard, it is widely used to reduce risk and help ensure the successful establishment of container-grown trees in landscape plantings. Having a national standard to assess the…

Plantpeddler variety day on December 6

See how poinsettia varieties perform in real world greenhouse conditions

On December 6, Plantpeddler will host a Poinsettia Variety Day. Then, they will compare 100 commercial and pre-release varieties, produced under true production protocols and environmental conditions, side by side. For several years, they are holding these Poinsettia trials and according to Mike Gooder,…

HortiFlor Zimbabwe in photos

"We are now 'pumped up' and revitalised, we now need to actualize our dreams into reality", says Mr. Tapiwa J. Mugabe of Total Farm Solutions . This Zimbabwean horticultural one stop shop was one of the exhibitors at the HortiFlor and very pleased with the show, and also the timing of the show. "In the spirit of reviving the…

November 7-9, Aalsmeer

Trade Fair Aalsmeer – ‘Connect to Global Growth’

Visit the Trade Fair Aalsmeer on 7, 8 and 9 November 2018. This year’s theme is ‘Connect to Global Growth’, so you can expect three days of inspiration, innovation and (international) growth opportunities. For three days, the Trade Fair Aalsmeer will be the epicentre of the floriculture industry, with an exhibition area…

Black-yellow-and-red fair programme planned

Belgium is the Partner Country of IPM Essen 2019

From January 22 to 25, 2019, the role as the partner country of IPM Essen will be bestowed on Belgium. The countries Germany and Belgium are united with each other not only by the similarity of both flags. The European neighbours also look back on a long horticultural tradition. The expertise which…

's-Gravendeel, Aalsmeer, Fréjus:

Morel Diffusion puts triple spotlight on cyclamen

If you are planning to attend the International Floriculture and Horticulture Trade Fair (IFTF) and/or FloraHolland Trade Fair in the second week of November, you might also consider visiting some companies that open their doors or are organizing trials. One of the companies that is organizing trials is…

US (CA): Farm to Fork Dinner goes floral

The annual Tower Bridge Dinner is the grand finale for Sacramento, California’s annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration. This year the event took on a floral focus with the addition of an American Grown Flowers tablescape created by Debi Lilly. Debi Lilly served as this year’s Floral Chef for the Farm to Fork Dinner event on…

Photo impression

Japan: IFEX has come to an end

The IFEX 2018 has come to an end today today. This three-day event that is said to be Japan's largest trade show for the flower and plant industry, is being held concurrently with Gardex, Agri World and Tool Japan in the Makuhari Messe in Tokyo. In total 1,930 exhibitors showcased their products ans services. Below some pictures that were…

AFE and e-Gro partner on webinars

The American Floral Endowment and e-Gro have partnered to present webinars focusing on new findings from AFE-funded research projects. These new webinars are free and are aimed to better communicate the results to growers and to share how to best implement the findings. The webinars will also allow for a…

November 5-7, Anchorage

US (AK): Agriculture conference registration opens

Registration is open for the 14th annual Alaska Sustainable Agriculture Conference, which will take place in Anchorage Nov. 5-7. More than 75 presentations will cover a wide range of agricultural topics, including livestock and rhodiola production, climate, vegetable variety trials, cut-flower production, honey bees,…

November 5-December 7

US (FL): New online course on irrigation water and treatment

Interpret water quality tests for irrigation of greenhouse and nursery crops, select appropriate water treatment technologies, and design a water treatment and monitoring system. Irrigation Water & Treatment is the final course for 2018 in the Greenhouse Training Online series offered by the…

May 8-19, Nantes

France: Take a walk in a floral paradise

As once Montaigne said, "If life is nothing more than a passage, let's at least sow flowers along it". The floral expo International Floralies, which will take place in Nantes (France) from the 8th to the 19th of May 2019, is taking inspiration just right from this concept: retracing all men’s life phases under a…

October 23-25, Madrid

Spain: Flower&Garden Attraction draws top industry players to 1,000 m2 floor

Flower&Garden Attraction, set to be held as part of Fruit Attraction from 23 to 25 October, has confirmed the participation of exhibiting companies from the Autonomous Communities of Andalusia, the Canary Islands, Galicia, Valencia, Murcia, Madrid, Castilla La Mancha and Catalonia, as well as…

Netherlands: Dümmen Orange launches new program set-up in Week 45

Starting Tuesday November 6, Dümmen Orange will welcome its visitors in the Netherlands at its Open House locations in De Kwakel and Kudelstaart. The day after they kick off…

Fleuroselect Home & Garden Conference in West-Frisian forest

NL: Pot and plant breeders experience nature as a child for a day

While people from all over the world came to West-Friesland at the end of September to see the newest vegetable varieties, a delegation of breeding companies and growers of stock material for the ornamental cultivation sector came together on September 27 and 28 for the Home & Garden Conference of…


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