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offering capacity for 80 tonnes per week of flowers, vegetables to the UAE

Kenya: Astral Aviation announces strategic plan for new B767F

Following the acquisition of the B767-200F from Air Transport Services Group, Inc. in October 2020, Astral Aviation will deploy the freighter on the Nairobi – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) route, with effect from 3rd February 2021, thus offering unrivalled capacity for 80 tonnes per week of flowers…

"Proud that I can lead the breeding process of the Delta Pansies"

Delta® celebrates its 25th birthday. But how did the Delta Pansies become such a great success over the years? "Our breeders observed the market in order to sense or create trends with innovations, at a time when they are still far away in the future. In the last 6 years alone, over 40% of the Delta…

by Valerie Ghitelman, 1-800-Flowers.com

US: Top six floral trends for 2021

The start of a new year inspires fresh ideas in many creative fields, and floral arrangements are no exception. 2021 is bringing unprecedented changes to our lives and the world at large, and it’s no surprise that many of these changes are represented in the ways we enjoy flowers.   What can you expect to see…

US (TX): FarmVisionAI, former Illumitex, is now out of business

The LED company Illumitex, which recently shifted its focus to AI-driven visualization and augmented intelligence for CEA, is now out of business. Back at the beginning of…

US (OH): Doug Laubenstein joins AgriNomix

AgriNomix is committed to providing clients with exceptional customer service. "To further augment this commitment, we are pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Laubenstein as our Strategic Business Development Leader," Agrinomix team explains. "Laubenstein is the primary contact for new clients seeking…

Boyden greenhouse prioritizes vegetables

Natural Beauty Growers is planning a bumper crop of vegetable seedlings for its rural Boyden greenhouse this summer. The greenhouse and plant wholesaler, which grows seedlings and finished plants at three locations in N’West Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin, will prioritize growing vegetables in 2021…

Corporate social responsibility, "Selecta takes it seriously"

“The healthy development of children is crucial to the future wellbeing of any society. Children who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health. Now imagine trying to get a good night’s sleep when the base of your…

EHR announces the passing of Anthony Venturino

Eason Horticultural Resources, Inc. is saddened to report the unexpected passing of former sales representative/customer service representative and long-time friend, Anthony (Tony) Venturino. Tony began his career as a broker sales rep with the Henry F. Michell Company until joining EHR in 1997.  Tony was a…

Lighting company unites all European dependances under one name

BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH, a manufacturer of specialist lighting solutions, has announced that it will change its name to Ushio Germany GmbH, on 1 February 2021. Since…

Responsibly Produced Peat elects new Board member

Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP) elects Mr. Tomi Koivula as Board Member representing Growing Media Europe (GME) and the growing media industry. RPP is a certification system…

Royal FloraHolland investigates Rijnsburg as a 'niche auction'

Is it feasible, in addition to One Clock, for visual auctioning in Rijnsburg to be retained for growers and small to medium-sized buyers? This is the key question in a study that Royal FloraHolland will conduct in the next few months. Over the next six months, the Rijnsburg auction, in association with…

US: CalFlowers strengthens scholarship fund with donation

CalFlowers, a floral trade association in California serving growers and the entire supply chain in 48 states, announces the donation of $50,000 to the American Floral Endowment (AFE) in Alexandria, VA. The monetary gift is directed to fund the CalFlowers Scholarship administered by AFE. “Supporting the…

US crop protection company acquired by Portuguese company

Rovensa, a Lisbon-based company, has acquired Oro Agri, Inc., a global leader in bio-rational crop protection and adjuvant technology. Oro Agri currently distributes its crop…

Finland: Valoya announces departure of CEO

Valoya's CEO, Mr. Lars Aikala will leave the company in early 2021, by which time he will have served it from its founding, a total of 12 years. A search for the new Chief Executive Officer is undergoing. The company will continue to execute its strategy of bringing high quality, research based…

UK: HTA teams up with the Planet Mark in move towards decarbonisation in horticulture

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has partnered with sustainability certification the Planet Mark as a first step in delivering its Sustainability Roadmap. The…

@EarleyPlants

Earley Ornamentals

We’re ready for 2021 The reality of Brexit is now being felt. Already, we’ve seen an uplift in orders with customers choosing an established UK supply chain. As a UK producer, we are in a good position for 2021. Find out more here - https://t.co/xztSM4oqRz pic.twitter.com/J4tiofPgXC — Earley Ornamentals (@EarleyPlants) January 21,…

US: Memorial tribute established in memory of Harold Wilkins

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announces a new memorial tribute in memory of Dr. Harold F. Wilkins, Professor Emeritus, Department of Horticulture, University of Minnesota, who passed away on January 7, 2021. Dr. Wilkins was a major force in the floriculture world, creating ideas, generating…

UK: Whartons Nurseries partners with Joy of Plants for webshop image library

A UK grower of roses has this month (January 2021) partnered with a plant information company to offer its customers a library of images for webshops and websites. Whartons Nurseries has recently been looking at ways to help garden centres create their webshops and websites and has now joined forces with…

Marginpar presents first bicoloured clematis cut flower

After Vienna, Marginpar introduces a new white Clematis: Clematis Amazing Sevilla. Each stem consists of four tulip-shaped flowers in duotones. Sevilla has a creamy white colour on the inside and a burgundy pink colour on the outside of her petals. These double shades are unique within the Clematis cut…

WPS is looking forward: "innovation is in our DNA"

In 2018, Digna van Zanten took over as managing director of WPS. An ambitious young woman at the helm of a technical organization with primarily male employees. At the start of 2021, Digna looks back on the changes she has initiated within WPS and looks forward to 2021. "In 2018, the course was set to…

Conversation with: Bert and Roos Heemskerk

NL: Kicking off 60th anniversary year Heemskerk Flowers

In December of this year Heemskerk Flowers will be marking its 60th birthday. 2021 is therefore all about this anniversary. Throughout the year they will be looking back over the past 60 years, in which a lot of remarkable things have happened. For example, did you know that Heemskerk Flowers was the…

Substrates supplier launches $9M expansion

Expansion is the latest in growth that includes numerous acquisitions, state-of-the-art facilities and elevated sustainability standards. Profile® Products today announced the…

Tesco boss typifies Brexit disruptions 'a challenge, not a crisis'

According to Tesco boss Ken Murphy, it has seen some disruption to food supplies in Northern Ireland since trading arrangements with the EU changed on 1 January.  "We see this as…

NL: De Jong Plant B.V. launches online sales program

Dutch grower of Hydrangea plants, De Jong Plant B.V., provides optimal online sales support to its customers. Now that most physical shops are closed, it's even more important to have an online sales program ready to support e-commerce platforms. In the last couple of months a lot of work has been done…

American Floral Endowment celebrates 60 years of providing for the floral future

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) is excited to announce the celebration of its 60th anniversary in 2021. AFE is a charitable organization supporting floral and horticulture…

USDA approves “Orange Petunias” for sale in the United States

Westhoff is proud to announce the official USDA/APHIS non-regulated status of the A1DFR gene- containing Petunias, commonly referred to as “Orange Petunias”. As of this date, Petunia sp. varieties containing the A1DFR gene, the gene responsible for imparting an orange pigment to the flowers, are…

Haifa company introduces a new range of plant supplements

Taking care of the whole growth system and strengthening the plant mechanically and physiologically: the new range of biostimulants by Haifa complements the Group's plant nutrients is intended to help growers to produce better yields. Haifa Group, a supplier of specialty plant nutrients, launches a new range…

UK: Wyevale Nurseries receives ISO for peat reduction

Wyevale Nurseries has revealed it has passed its ISO 14001 Environmental Audit this year with its prime objective for 2021 being further peat reduction and taking it below 50% (January 2021). The Hereford-based business has been awarded a certificate for its Environmental Management System, which meets…

Royal FloraHolland

"Proud of the major steps taken towards digitisation”

In a series of portraits, Royal FloraHolland introduces its members. Entrepreneurs, thinkers and innovators who will enter into discussion with each other and the management…

Chrysal

"We aim to be climate neutral by 2030"

With fighting climate change, one of our pillars in our Chrysal Cares program, we aim to be climate neutral by 2030. Setting the standard for sustainability in our industry. In order to be climate neutral it is important to know our impact on the environment. That is why they have fully analysed their…

Autogrow announces digital farming company WayBeyond

"Spin-out of A.I. farming company will accelerate growth"

Autogrow has unveiled a corporate reorganization as part of a long-term business strategy which will see the organization split into two separate entities with the launch of…

Dutch and UK greenhouse company enter cooperation

Recently Ebtech Glasshouse Systems Ltd, based in East Yorkshire, UK and Smiemans Projecten BV in the Netherlands have joined forces in offering their combined services to the…

Modern substrate factory to be built in Papenburg, Germany

Klasmann-Deilmann is building Germany's most modern substrate factory. In close cooperation with Schulte & Bruns, high-performance production facilities will be installed in the port of Papenburg from 2025. As early as 2026, peat, wood fibre, green compost and other raw materials are to be processed here…

HilverdaFlorist and Takii join forces to accelerate pot gerbera breeding

HilverdaFlorist and Takii extend their existing relationship with a collaboration on pot gerbera breeding. By joining forces, the companies aim to meet customer demand in a rapidly changing pot gerbera market.  Takii runs a pot gerbera breeding program that has led to numerous introductions such as the hybrid Royal…

US: FNGLA's apprenticeship program officially launched

Back in April 2020, FNGLA announced a grant awarded from the Florida Department of Education to assist in the development of its Nursery & Landscape Apprenticeship Program.…

US: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society announces new Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is pleased to announce the election of four new members: Sharrieff Ali, Dr. Wilfreta Baugh, The Honorable Lillian Harris Ransom, and the return of long-term Board member Kenneth G. Wood after a hiatus. Robin Potter has been newly…

Climate screens business appoints new managing director

Ridder has appointed Niels Lünnemann as Managing Director of Climate Screens. With the appointment of Niels, Ridder is initiating the next step in its growth strategy, which,…

CBS figures

Netherlands: Few youngsters interested in parents' greenhouses businesses

In 2020, more than half (59%) of agricultural companies in the Netherlands run by over 55s had no successor. This is especially true for (very) small farms. The larger the business, the greater the chance it had a successor. The Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reported. Their report is based on…

trapped under energy screens designed to limit light emission

Water cooled LED to cope with heat and humidity

Leamington follows the footsteps of Kingsville (Ontario, Canada) council for a bylaw on light pollution, ordering that light cannot cause a nuisance by shining on neighbouring properties or into the night sky. Because of this new Greenhouse Light Abatement Bylaw, growers must keep ceilings, sidewalls and…

US (MN): Crews contain fire at Gertens garden center in Inver Grove Heights

A south metro garden center says it’s fortunate after a fire broke out in a greenhouse. Heavy smoke poured from Gertens Garden Center in Inver Grove Heights Sunday evening. Owner Gino Pitera told WCCO the fire started at about 6 p.m. in a part of a greenhouse that stores pine bark and peat moss, which…

ICL appoints Brendan Howell in strategic move to Ireland

As part of a major new strategic move, ICL has appointed Brendan Howell to the new role of ICL Sales Development Manager for Professional Horticulture across Ireland. “Previously Bord na Móna’s national account manager for Professional growing media in the UK and Ireland, Brendan brings a wealth of knowledge…

The Netherlands: Van Wordragen Flowers joins Decorum

Dutch spray chrysanthemum growers, Van Wordragen Flowers, will soon join the Decorum Growers Association. This nursery grows no fewer than eight of these varieties in different colors. These are a welcome addition to the association's existing chrysanthemum assortment. André Knoppert & Zn, Arcadia Chrysantenm, and…

Two Dutch nurseries, Forever Plants and PostPlants, partner up

Two Dutch nurseries, Forever Plants and PostPlants, have joined forces. Forever Plants has extended its total production area by two hectares. This was thanks to adding PostPlants' production capacity. PostPlants has been growing anthurium pot plants for 30 years. For owner Henk Post, it was time for a…

Eurofins Agro strengthens cooperation with Vietnamese horticulture

Eurofins Agro has joined the Netherlands Vietnamese Horticulture Business Platform (NVHBP) as a ‘Gold Member’. Through this platform, Eurofins Agro provides knowledge and insight to growers in Vietnam. A number of Vietnamese growers has now gained experience, such as the Sapa Hitech lily nursery. Thanks…

Bloomy Pro launches online bouquet maker for consumer use

Bloomy Pro developed an online virtual 3d flower bouquet maker together with Vistaflor. "This software module can be used by your consumer to personalize their own bouquet…

UK: HTA’s Ornamental Management Committee (OMC) backs ‘yes’ call for AHDB reform and statutory levy continuation

At a meeting of the HTA’s Ornamental Management Committee on Thursday 14 January 2021, members unanimously backed a resolution calling for the Agriculture and Horticulture…

Dutch companies set up joint venture for insect counts on plants

Botany from Horst-Meterik and Aris from Eindhoven have created a new joint venture: PhenoVerius. PhenoVerius focusses on sales, service and further development of observation systems for plant-related pests and diseases. The management of PhenoVerius is formed by Peter Korsten and Rien den Boer. Uniting expertiseFor…

Netherlands: Verdel joins FM Group

Starting this new year, Verdel and FM Group will continue together. Both companies have been active in the flower and plant trade for over 50 years and were already working together. The managements of both compan…

just so you know

Appropriate horticultural retirement age: 85

"B...OO...T, just like the things you put on your feet." In this characteristic way Arie Boot, who has been Gakon’s ‘Sales Rep’ in America for years, liked to introduce himself to new relations. Today he celebrates his 85th (eighty-fifth!) birthday.  From the coal trade to the greenhouse...Born in Slikkerveer, the…

Kam’s Growers Supply hires new technical sales representative

Hailey Ashbee has joined the Kam’s team as a Technical Sales Representative starting Jan 4, 2021. Hailey is a published, award winning Masters of Environmental Science…

@rosesukroses

Roos rosesuk

‘Dancing Queen’ - rather suitable I think for today’s @papaver start the weekend disco! Take care everyone #StaySafe #roses @kgimson @Pollieslilies @JaniceShipp @ChattyGardener @GardenBrocante @loujnicholls @charbhardy @valgardening pic.twitter.com/PWfpmgTw9A — 🌹rosesuk (@rosesukroses) January 15, 2021

Individuals not responsibly connected to past WA violator

USDA cites North Carolina company for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on Wayne Bailey Inc., Chadbourn, N.C., for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. These sanctions…

New hydroponic plant pot showcased

Plantlogic is a company that aims to constantly challenging itself to design and improve their pots to help customers achieve the best results. "Our recent challenge has been…

Italy: Tuscany growers look to further expansion in 2021

Two nurseries in Tuscany that work as one, are looking to significantly expand their market in 2021. The campaign for the New Year will target further sales across both the U.K. and Europe including the Netherlands plus Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia. Operating from Pistoia, the two…

Biochar supplier exceeds crowdfunding target by half a million

Carbon Gold, a supplier of biochar to gardeners and professional crop growers alike, has surpassed its crowdfunding goal of £200,000, raising a total of £722,468. The company…

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

Upcoming workshop: Greenhouse energy savings

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

Wim Roosen, Dutch Plantin

"We are investing to secure the coco supply"

For the second year in a row, the team with Dutch Plantin is building a new factory in India. In addition, the Dutch facilities are being expanded. "The demand for coconut products is increasing worldwide - we're expecting to reach one million extra grow-bags per year this year," says Wim Roosen. "Then…

USDA sanctions California company for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on Poblano Fresh Produce Corp., Los Angeles, Calif., for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. These…

David Colegrave Foundation: Final call for scholarship applications

2020 was a challenging year for everyone, so 2021 is the perfect time to invest in personal development and look at developing skills for the future. With just three weeks…

Floritec

Sneak preview of Spray Chrysanthemum Aurora

Soon, Floritec will introduce a new spray chrysanthemum; Aurora. "It has a unique colour combination which matches wonderfully with many bouquets and arrangements. Sparkling fresh green combined with pastel pink. This beauty is not called Aurora for nothing; the Latin name for the Northern Lights. It is…

New senior technical sales consultant Belgium for Bosman Van Zaal

Peter Dewaegheneire recently joined Bosman Van Zaal from Aalsmeer as senior technical sales consultant for the Belgian market. From now on he is the first point of contact for…

Netherlands: Green'05 B.V. acquires Wooning Orchids

On January 1st of 2021, Wooning Orchids, a modern orchid-growing facility of 9 hectares in Bleiswijk, was acquired by Green’05 B.V., a rapidly growing and ambitious plant grower with multiple locations in Lansingerland and Westland. Since 2005, Green'05 has been working to supply retail stores, large…

Germany: Satisfactory year 2020 at Veiling Rhein-Maas

Overall, Veiling Rhein-Maas can look back on a positive business year 2020 despite the challenging year for all partners of the marketplace. With product sales of 387 million euros, the auction recorded an increase of 11% compared to the previous year. In the context of the Corona pandemic, the digital…

Global Shop Solutions Director of Cloud & Technology reaches 15-year milestone

In today’s highly mobile workforce, working for the same business for 15 years says a lot about the person and the company. Global Shop Solutions, a leading producer of ERP…

announced by American Flower Endowment

Memorial tribute established in memory of Paul Daum

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announces a new memorial tribute in memory of Paul Leonard Daum, who died on December 31st, 2020, at the age of 95. The $1,000 fund was established by the Fred C. Gloeckner Company, his friends and colleagues. Paul has been recognized by many as the “Father of the Latin…

Invaro Agri & Horti Technology Group appoints Perry van Es as new COO

Perry van Es started as the new COO, Chief Operating Officer, at Invaro Agri & Horti Technology Group on the 1st of January 2021. With his many years of experience in the…

NL: Marcel van Vemde joins managing board Van Woudenberg Tuinplanten

Marcel van Vemde joined the managing board of Van Woudenberg Tuinplanten with effect from 01st January 2021. Together with the entrepreneurs Rick and Gerbert van Woudenberg, new steps can be taken in realizing the company’s ambitions and goals. Fltr: Marcel van Vemde, Rick van Woudenberg and Gerbert van…

Nord Lommerse Flower Bulb Group to partner with investment company Smart Impact Investment

Flower bulb preparation and trading company Nord Lommerse Flower Bulb Group located in Hillegom has attracted Smart Impact Investment as a new partner at the end of last year. The independent investment company will support the company with knowledge, skills and funding to secure the next phase of growth…

Vaughan’s Horticulture announces the unexpected passing of beloved employee Matt Willoughby

Vaughan’s Horticulture is sad to announce the sudden passing of Matt Willoughby, 45, a sales representative for the Carolinas and Tennessee, and a member of the company’s key account team. A kind and loyal friend to many, Matt grew up in the horticulture industry. As an Alabama native, he learned at an early…

logistic specialists

Taks Handling Systems takes over Buitendijk Slaman

Taks Handling Systems is a company with logistic solutions for the greenhouse horticulture market. With the recent takeover of Berkvens Greenhouse Mobility and now of Buitendijk Slaman, the company has taken the first steps in its chosen growth strategy. Arie Meeuwissen will also become Managing Director…

Get to know new cut flower division BloomStudios at Ball

"We plan to leverage the breeding powerhouse, advanced technologies that Ball has invested in"

"Are you familiar with the story of the disease-resistant impatiens Beacon of PanAmerican Seed? These are exactly the kind of breakthroughs and value, we want to bring into cut flowers," says Scott Rusch, GM of BloomStudios Cut Flowers, a new cut flower division of Ball Horticultural that was established…

Video: From bud to open bloom by David Austin Wedding Roses

David Austin has created a short video for florists about how to care and open David Austin Wedding Roses. Wedding & Event Roses. ‘From Bud to Open Bloom’ not only features their rose varieties but shares the team’s top care and handling tips… one not to miss. You can also download their new care leaflet…

US: SePRO welcomes new Ornamental Technical Specialist in the Northeast

SePRO is pleased to welcome Jack Edwards as our new Ornamental Technical Specialist for the Eastern part of the United States. Jack began his career with SePRO on January 4,…

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

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

Royal FloraHolland:

"Continued roll-out Fc588 starts on 11 January 2021"

5 additional product groups will start using Fc588 (and Fc598) on Monday 11 January 2021. This applies to both clock and direct trade. As a result, starting early 2021 even more growers will take advantage off the benefits of the efficient flower bucket Fc588. With this flower bucket, we are responding…

Flower Council Holland reviews 2020

The past year has been exceptional for all of us. "For the Flower Council of Holland, 2020 was a year with a great deal of uncertainty and turmoil, but also opportunities," they say on their website when looking back at the year. "We managed to show that we were still able to launch successful campaigns…

Dutch entrepreneurs start new tulip nursery in Poland

In the Polish city Kargowa, Dutch entrepreneurs Bert de Graaf and Marcel Muster started a new tulip nursery: Flora Tulips. This month, the first flowers will be harvested, the perfect moment to put the project in the spotlight. We talk with Flora Munster, Marcel's daughter and responsible for the quality…

Cooperation Vlamings Agro Groep & Profytodsd

Vlamings Agro Groep and Profytodsd are pleased to announce that they will be working together more intensively from now on. The cooperation will take shape in a mutual participation. Both companies share the same vision for the future: a broad approach, in which growers are supported with knowledge,…

Mefus & Frisch sees potential for vacuum-cooling systems in the German fruit and vegetable sector

"We're working closely with Weber Cooling to find new vacuum-cooling methods"

Vacuum-cooling has become standard practice in the vegetable sector. The German family business, Mefus & Frisch, advises on and supplies these systems. They've been doing so for German clients for almost ten years. They work closely with their supplier, Weber Cooling. However, according to Gerhard and…

Theo transfers leadership to Tom at TK-Topboiler

Theo Kleijweg from TK-Topboiler will be taking a step back. Tom Reeven will take over and become the new General Manager. "Tom has proven to be a good successor," says Theo. As co-owner of the company, he will remain involved in the developments and will assist Tom where necessary. Along with that, he…

Blueberries and sunflowers as two top Ethiopian agricultural opportunities

Nuradin Osman is the founder and CEO of Grosso Foods, an Africa-focused agribusiness company with its headquarters in the Netherlands. According to Osman, the cultivation of…

CalFlowers strengthens scholarship fund with AFE donation

CalFlowers, a floral trade association in California serving growers and the entire supply chain in 48 states, announces the donation of $50,000 to the American Floral Endowment (AFE) in Alexandria, VA. The monetary gift is directed to fund the CalFlowers Scholarship administered by AFE. “Supporting the efforts…

Horticoop appoints Steven van Nieuwenhuijzen CEO

Coöperatief Koninklijk Tuinbouwcentrum Horticoop has pleasure in announcing that Steven van Nieuwenhuijzen will be starting in his role of CEO on the 1st of January, 2021. He will be leading the Horticoop transition, taking over control from the cooperative’s board, which currently still comprises five…

EHR welcomes five former Gloeckner reps to their National Sales Team

Eason Horticultural Resources is excited to announce the addition of five former reps from Fred C. Gloeckner and Company to our national sales team. Walter Bissex, Jeff…

US: Mayesh acquires Cut Flower Wholesale in Atlanta

Mayesh Wholesale Florist is pleased to announce that on Thursday, December 31st, it completed the acquisition of Cut Flower Wholesale in Atlanta, Georgia.  "Mayesh is proud to join…

provides for expansion in German speaking countries, potted plant sector

Decowraps acquires Florigard

Decowraps, supplier to the floral industry in the United States and Europe, announced its acquisition of Florigard GMBH, a supplier of packaging for potted plants in Germany. The acquisition will…

Paul Leonard Daum obituary

“Father of the South American flower industry”

Paul Leonard Daum of Miami, Florida passed away December 31st 2020. Paul has been recognized by many as the “Father of the Latin American Flower Industry.” Paul Daum was involved in horticulture his entire life since childhood. He dedicated over 50 years of his life to the founding and development of…

Kaneya to sell Hishtil products in Japan

Horticultural specialist Hishtil announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Kaneya to distribute and sell Hishtil’s selection of top quality organic…

US: Walmart unveils new product return service

Walmart unveils new product return serviceWalmart Inc said on Monday it had launched a service through which customers can schedule a return for a product bought online,…

UK: Garden centre sale completes in County Durham

Quinton Edwards are delighted to announce the sale of Green Lane Garden Centre in County Durham. This garden centre sits on a site of 4.65 acres with an additional area of land to the rear extending to circa 7.89 acres. "We would like to take the opportunity to wish our clients a very happy retirement…

US: Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers announces scholarship application process

The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers, Inc. (ASCFG) is dedicated to advancing the domestic cut flower industry. One of the best ways to achieve this is to encourage young people to consider cut flower production as a career option. With that goal in mind, in 2021 the ASCFG will award $1,000…

US: Slow Flowers’ 2020 Year in Review

In the final episode of the Slow Flowers Podcast for 2020, Debra Prizing turns the spotlight on their year of Slow Flowers. This week, on January 6th, we will bring the annual report for their 2021 Slow Flowers’ Floral Insights and Industry Forecast. Debra Prizing: "Last year at this time, we celebrated…

LytoFresh technology products accepted by US FDA

Lytone Enterprise, Inc., New Taipei City, Taiwan, has announced its products AnsiP-S and AnsiP-Sticker, formulated with 1-MCP technology, have recently been accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food package use. It’s a milestone for Lytone as the company is dedicated to expanding…

New challenge for HortiDaily editor Jan Jacob Mekes

The last day publication day of 2020 also means saying goodbye to our colleague Jan Jacob Mekes. Following his work as a translator for our publications, Jan Jacob joined the…

Ecoligo looking back at 2020

"A year like no other"

2020 has been a year unlike any we’ve ever experienced. As it draws to an end, we hope for a better 2021 for those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. At ecoligo, we’re fortunate to look back on 2020 with positivity; although we have faced challenges, the year has been the most successful for us so far. by Emma…

The Roofmaster: Innovations through the years

‘Never change a winning team’ is a popular saying. After all: ‘Why make adjustments to something that is already good? It often only makes things worse!’ However, if you are actually making improvements rather than just changes, that’s an entirely different matter. And that’s exactly what Besseling…

Valoya appoints a VP Sales North America

Valoya continues its growth trajectory with the addition of VP Sales North America, Mr. Wes Eaton. With extensive experience in horticulture and business development, Mr. Eaton will be tasked with driving Valoya’s growth in the North American market even further. Having worked in sales of two…

25 years of MPS: the story of sustainability in the horticultural sector

"Show how the horticultural sector deals with crop protection” was the reason for the development of MPS-ABC 25 years ago. A lot has changed in those 25 years. Scroll through the story of sustainability in the horticultural sector on the web page launched today. From former CEO Theo de Groot to winning…

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Happy Holidays!

We can hardly believe it ourselves, but it's that time of year again. 2020 has been a year like no other, with a lot of challenges, but also a year with many new insights and lessons learned. Hopes…

Off to 2021 with a smile and a Jerusalema dance

As a merry close of 2020, the Green Innovators Group did a Jerusalema Challange. At for instance Bosman Van Zaal in Aalsmeer (NL) and Kenia en Montera Techniek, they danced away and had some fun. Off to 2021. 

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

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

Horticoop appoints Steven van Nieuwenhuijzen CEO

Coöperatief Koninklijk Tuinbouwcentrum Horticoop announces that Steven van Nieuwenhuijzen will be starting in his role of CEO on the 1st of January, 2021. He will be leading…

Who's Santa Claus?

Best wishes from Desch Plantpak

In this video below, not only Jan Willem Wieringa, Managing Director at Desch Plantpak wishes everyone happy holidays and a happy New Year, Sant Claus is doing as well. But who is Santa Claus? For more information:Desch Plantpakdesch.nl

Holex Flower thanks Marco van Zijverden for pleasant cooperation

Dutch Flower Group (DFG) CEO Marco van Zijverden was thanked by the Holex companies (Aalsmeer - Miami - Shanghai) on December 21 for 15 years of pleasant and constructive cooperation. DFG took over Holex Flower from the Zurel Group in 2005. Partly due to this step, Holex Flower was able to develop into a…

expected production around 100,000 tons of ammonia per year

Saipem to build an Ammonia plant for Haifa Group in Israel

Haifa Group and Saipem have signed a contract worth over 200 million USD for the building of a long-awaited ammonia plant at Mishor Rotem site. The contract was signed during an online ceremony in the presence of Haifa Group CEO, Motti Levin, Haifa Group board member and project leader, Dr. Eli Abramov,…

Amevo presents sustainable lightweight BJA binding pliers

With the new BJA TB-SI blue binding pliers, Amevo presents a lightweight set of pliers. At just 421 grams it's a real lightweight, yet extremely durable.  Espen Zecha, sales representative at Amevo, is very proud of this expansion to the well-known BJA programme. "BJA has been a guarantee for high quality…

UK: Waitrose appoints new Trading Director and Director of Online

Waitrose today has unveiled two new exciting appointments for the positions of Trading Director and Director of Online. Following a competitive internal and external…

Poinsettia sales struggle to bloom In Mexico during the pandemic

It's the season for poinsettias, the holiday flower named after an American ambassador in Mexico. There, this traditional Christmas ornament has a significant importance in…

Knoxville greenhouse gifts holiday poinsettias to hospitals

A Knoxville greenhouse and garden center is giving back and spreading the Christmas spirit with the bright blooms of poinsettias. Stanley’s Greenhouse dropped off donations of…

"Thank you for 30 years of support!"

California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) is saying goodbye

After 30 years of advancing the state’s cut flower industry and advocating for flower and foliage farmers, the California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) is saying goodbye. "And while we’re sad to see the organization come to an end, we’re excited to share that many of our programs, and our vision, will go…

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USDA cites RRD Produce Co. for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on RRD Produce Co., Los Angeles, Calif., for violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. These sanctions…

Daniel Ewings, Andreasens Green

AU: Supporting business growth through formal education

Daniel Ewings knows a thing or two about managing a production nursery. His formative working years were spent doing an apprenticeship at Andreasens Green and despite working in the United Kingdom and in other roles within the horticulture industry, he has twice returned to Andreasens. Today, Daniel is…

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Horticoop acquires Smartcoat

Horticoop B.V. will take over Finoxa’s shareholding in Smartcoat B.V. (20%) by the end of 2020. The producer of shading agents will be wholly owned by Horticoop B.V. Smartcoat, with its brands Reducsystems and Sudlac, is active in more than 50 countries and produces innovative coatings and cleaning agents that enable growers to…

PMA virtual town hall

John Anderson and Bruce Taylor look back on 2020 and discuss opportunities for 2021

This week’s PMA virtual town hall marked the 37th and last installation of 2020 and featured John Anderson, Chairman and CEO of the Oppenheimer Group and Bruce Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Taylor Farms who, led by PMA CEO Cathy Burns, looked back on 2020 and discussed what expectations they have for both…

A new Managing Director for NABC

The Supervisory Board of the Netherlands-African Business Council has appointed Rosmarijn Fens as its new Managing Director with Marina Diboma as her deputy. Fens will start in this new role on January 1. The departing MD Peter de Ruiter will remain connected as executive advisor. Rosmarijn Fens is not unknown: she was engaged in…

AmeriSeed Visits “Ban Kae Noi” An Orphan School Near The Myanmar Border

There are many children in Thailand who lack opportunities for self-improvement and are unable to escape from poverty, cultural and political conflicts. Many of these children are orphans and do not have undocumented identity. AmeriSeed staff have been visiting “Ban Kae Noi”, a school and place of hope…

Everde Growers

TreeTown USA announces rebrand

Jonathan Saperstein, CEO of TreeTown USA, announced Thursday, December 17, that the company has rebranded and will now operate under a new name: Everde Growers. The rebrand follows nearly six years of strategic acquisitions to expand the company’s footprint nationwide, with farms operating in Oregon, California, Texas, and…

Independent consultant Jan Overkleeft on ReduFuse IR in amaryllis

"Coating systematically optimizes production"

Amaryllis is a crop that is grown to a precise schedule. And a systematic approach to coating – agreeing at an early stage when the contractor can start – fits in well with that and avoids unpleasant surprises. Amaryllis growers would welcome a longer sales season, and new colors and shapes are…

Leen van der Zwan, R. Van der Zwan Transport

"Getting to the other side in an hour and 15 minutes no longer an option for now"

It is busy at the moment on the road to the United Kingdom. Many companies seem to want to quickly transfer their products to the other side before Brexit. “It is especially busy in the direction of the Eurotunnel,” comments Leen van der Zwan, of R. Van der Zwan transport from Westland. The company specializes…

Family business Viscon pass on the torch to the fourth generation and welcomes Synergia as co-shareholder

The Visser family will pass on the torch to the new generation. As a reinforcement, Viscon Group has attracted investment company Synergia Capital Partners ("Synergia"). Synergia has acquired a significant minority interest in the family business in ‘s-Gravendeel. The current management-shareholders will…

Giuseppe Iuele on the Robuxta screens by Arrigoni

"Ideal screen for managing light and temperature in automation"

Poinsettia is one of the most important potted flowers for the end year holidays, but also one of the most delicate flowers for growing. Success in cultivation does not depend only on plant characteristic, but also is influenced by growing practice. "The biggest productive difficulties we meet during…

An initiative led by Asocolflores and Fededcacao, on December 10 and 11

Comprometidos de Corazón invited all Colombians to donate blood as an act of social solidarity

Donating blood is an individual responsibility and a necessary step toward building a better country—and not just in the midst of natural or public health disasters. We need to show social cohesion and solidarity and accept solidarity as an ongoing obligation that supports development, Asocolflores and…

Kam’s Growers Supply hires Kierryn Keeton as Agronomist

Kam’s is very pleased to announce the hiring of Kierryn Keeton as Agronomist as of December 7, 2020. Kierryn has a Masters of Science from Rhodes University, SA. Previously, working at Sundays River Citrus Company as a Senior Agronomist, Kierryn has amassed the agronomic expertise, skills and ability to…

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Royal FloraHolland:

What packaging prices will change as of 4 January 2021?

Packaging prices may change twice a year. Price changes usually take effect on the first Monday of January and the first Monday of July. As of Monday 4 January 2021, various packaging materials will change in price. A number of other changes will be implemented too, including the rental structure of the…

Osram is realigning top management to the future corporate structure

OSRAM Licht AG is making changes to its Management Board to align with its new management structure as part of the ams Group. The Supervisory Board will therefore enter…

NL: Marco van Zijverden (DFG) appointed Officer of the Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau

On Tuesday 14th of December 2020, Mayor G. Oude Kotte of the municipality of Aalsmeer presented a Royal Honour to Marco van Zijverden, who will be CEO at Dutch Flower Group (DFG) until 1 January 2021. He received this honour, which is awarded to the Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, during his last…

A view inside the parts warehouse at Steenks Service

Parts used to be ordered mainly by telephone and by mail. The process of digitisation pushes on, and that is also the case for the many webshops that are arising. Webshops fulfil a need. Because of those technological developments in the past years, Steenks Service decided, at the beginning of 2019, to…

USDA restricts PACA violators in California, Florida, New York and Texas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on five produce businesses for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and…


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