UK: Provender Nurseries purchases new electric buggies to deal with extra order volume

To increase efficiency and deal with the extra volume of orders this season, Provender Nurseries have purchased 2 new electric buggies to collect and collate customer orders. The electric buggies are part of an ongoing process for Provender Nurseries adding to their existing improvements to reduce their…

Ridder welcomes new member to its sales team

Said El Ouakili started work as EMEA sales manager climate screens at Ridder on 1st April. “I’m very pleased to welcome Said to our team. He will help us to meet the increasing demand for Ridder's climate screens,” said Ridder’s managing director climate screens Niels Lünnemann. In his new role, Said El Ouakili…

River Flowers obtains Global G.A.P. and GRASP

This month, chrysanthemum nursery River Flowers has obtained of Global G.A.P. Flowers & Ornamental and GRASP. By being awarded these certificates, the 7-hectare chrysanthemum…

April 15-17

China: Busy start to Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai

Whereas many exhibitions and other in-person events are being cancelled or postponed, the 23rd edition of the Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai is in full swing at the moment. The 3-day event took off today, and it already seems to become a busy show. This year, 700 exhibitors from 18 countries are…

FloraLife aims for carbon neutral storage and transport

FloraLife, a division of Smithers-Oasis Company, is announcing that its FloraLife Express Clear ULTRA 200 carbon footprint has been assessed. The company has implemented its plan to offset the impact to create a carbon-neutral product, as well as reduce its future environmental impact. As part of the…

Pleasant View Gardens expands team with retail account manager

Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) is excited to announce the addition of Amy Cardello, Retail Account Manager, who will enhance service for its finished customers as the very busy Spring garden season begins. Cardello will be tasked with helping PVG customers make the most of its new programs designed to help…

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CAN: Farm family looking to expand flower business

A three-generation Brant County farm family is planning a major expansion that will add jobs and move the company forward. John Slaman Greenhouses Ltd. wants to build a new greenhouse on a property at 48 Fairfield Rd. in Burford. “Our project (if approved) is expected to in the hiring of an additional 10…

Products from B+H Solutions new to the Hortus product range

At the beginning of April, Hortus and B+H Solutions GmbH entered into an exclusive partnership. B+H Solutions produces patented Nano trace minerals that help to get a stronger, healthier, and more resilient plant. Hortus, an international supplier of horticultural products, is now the exclusive dealer of…

Optimizing insights in business activities with new software ABS

ABS Production is new, web-based software solution for seed production and multiplication companies developed by Agro Business Solutions (ABS). "With ABS Production one can…

IPL Summerflowers and Seeds BV will represent Odie Farms in Africa

Interplant Group (working through Interplant Summerflowers and Seeds B.V. – incorporated in the Netherlands) will represent Odie Farms in the African region, with immediate effect, for its broad range of summer flowers, such as Asters, Alstroemeria, Gypsophila, Lysimachia, Solidago and Veronica. Odie…

Target, Instacart and Amazon rank high for online shopping

Whole Foods Market turns spotlight on responsible sourcingWhole Foods Market is making responsible sourcing stand out at the shelf. The Amazon-owned specialty grocer on Wednesday launched Sourced for Good, an exclusive third-party certification program through which customers can identify responsibly…

Dilution Solutions welcomes new technical sales representative

Dilution Solutions LLC, with corporate offices in Clearwater, Florida, is excited to announce our new team member Corey Schortzmann as a Technical Sales Representative. Corey Schortzmann was born and raised in the rural town of Chowchilla, CA, where he comes from a family rooted in agriculture. After high…

Reginald Deroose takes a step back, Maurice van Winden a step forward

After more than 40 years of playing a very active role in the company he founded himself in 1981, Reginald Deroose will take a step back from day-to-day operations within the company starting from the beginning of April. He will shift the focus to an advisory role and his role as a member of the Board of…

Ethiopian Airlines marks 75th anniversary

Ethiopian Airline Group, the largest Pan-African aviation group, celebrates its 75th anniversary today, April 8, 2021. Ethiopian made its maiden international flight on April 8, 1946 to Cairo. Since then, the Airline overcame the ups and downs of the aviation industry and the challenges unique to Africa…

"IPM Scoutek provides real-time pest management information"

Tech company accepted into Canada’s tech network’s Soft Landing

A local tech company focused on providing digital pest management services for the greenhouse industry has been accepted into Canada’s Tech Network’s Soft Landing: Scale from Home program. IPM Scoutek, co-founded by Brian Hendel and Carrie Iszak of Splice Digital, provides real-time pest management…

NL: Logico in the spotlight at OZ Planten

Logico is the grower of the month at OZ Planten. "The special thing about this grower is that it’s not a real grower but a sales organization, who organizes sales and logistics for a group of passionate orchid growers." Logico is located in De Lier. Growers who are member of Logico are:-  Bos Flowers & Orchids…

Lynch Group

"Australia's largest floral wholesaler Lynch Group buds on the ASX"

An Australian company that has been growing and wholesaling flowers since 1915 has officially started trading on the ASX today, following a successful $206 million IPO as it aims for new inflorescence in domestic and Chinese markets. The offering gives Brisbane-based Lynch Group (ASX: LGL) a market…

Sweden: Snowmobile plants - delivering forest plants carefully

Svenska Skogsplantor (Swedish Forest Plants) is a separate department at Swedish Sveaskog which this week delivered some 130,000 forest plants to the area around Ullatti using snowmobiles – hence the name, snowmobile plants. The days are busy at Svenska Skogsplantor’s plant terminal in Vidsel, northern Sweden.…

Royal FloraHolland:

"Veiling Rhein-Maas delivers top performance in 2020"

The close collaboration between Veiling Rhein-Maas and Royal FloraHolland is producing positive results. Veiling Rhein-Maas had a very good year in 2020, in spite of corona. This was concluded by shareholders Royal FloraHolland and Landgard when they determined the annual accounts on 24 March 2021. The…

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The “All you need to know about …” webinars offer compact introductions to the most important Global G.A.P. topics. Whether it’s an introduction to one of their add-ons, an…

BASF to publish pesticide labels in Spanish

BASF’s entire Greenhouse & Nursery product portfolio will now be available in both English and Spanish. While no law requires manufacturers to provide Spanish versions of a…

Lisianthus has 20,000 inspiration books to distribute

The third Lisianthus inspiration book is out, an edition that will make you happy. The theme is 'Interior & In the city', a theme that has produced no fewer than 92 pages of Lisianthus inspiration. This makes the new Lisianthus inspiration book a real must-have for florists and trade relations. Hardcover…

Horticulture held together with wire

“Everything affects that 'crazy' clamp,” says Jan van Gaalen of Blok's Draadvorm with a cheerful smile on his face. Over the years, various pieces of innovative wire work made their appearance in horticulture. Consider, for example, the wire rope clamp that was conceived and produced in The Hague in 2002…

Letsgrow.com celebrates 20th birthday

Twenty years of working with data in horticulture

2021 is a special year for LetsGrow.com. The company from Vlaardingen, specialized in collecting, visualizing, and analyzing crop data, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year! The entire year 2021 will therefore be dedicated to this anniversary. Has LetsGrow.com really been working with data in…

P.L. light systems celebrates 40-years in business

"Our dedication to provide lighting solutions and support has never changed"

P.L. Light Systems has reached an exciting milestone, as the company celebrates 40 years of delivering professional grow light systems to the horticultural industry. The company distributes products across Canada, the USA and South America from its manufacturing facility in Beamsville, Ontario,…

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Weir’s Florist celebrates 50 years

In 1971, Maxine and Russ Weir transplanted their flower business from Mattoon to Paris. Now, Weir’s Florist is excited to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2021. The current Weir in charge is Brad Weir, the founders’ grandson, who took over the business from his father Randy. He is proud the…

US: Med City plant nursery to expand

A new vision of becoming a more welcoming place with more plants plus coffee and ice cream is taking root at a Med City plant nursery. Nick Sargent, who co-owns the two Sargent's Gardens locations in Rochester, is in the middle of a three-phase plan to revamp Sargent's On Second to transform it into a…

Watch episode 1 & 2 of Floriday "question and answer" now

There is a lot going on around Floriday. Users and future users have questions about the use or application of Floriday in their nursery. Often, these are questions that can be shared widely, so that other users can benefit as well. In this first episode, you see the questions from Jeffrey van den…

Up up and away in the Mum Flowers hot air balloon

The Gediflora team is over the moon or more precisely up in the clouds with the arrival of the Mum Flowers hot air balloon. The colourful balloon, operated by Ballonteam Lips, made its maiden flight over Roeselare and the surrounding area the other day. This brightly coloured balloon also paid a visit to…

Screen companies to continue together under one banner

Doek en Draard has acquired Screen4seasons with effect from January 1, 2021. Both BVs keep their own identity. The two companies decided to start working together last year to get used to each other. "The goal is to offer our screen services together; stronger, better and not too expensive," Colin van…

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Travel restrictions don’t have to slow down horticulture projects abroad

All of the regulations involved in acquiring a visa to travel or work abroad are enough to cause companies a headache even during regular times. With the current corona crisis, the situation regarding travel has not become any easier. In horticultural companies active in Canada and Australia, it has…

HydraFiber celebrates 100th machine installation

HydraFiber, in partnership with AgriNomix, a supplier of greenhouse automation solutions, is celebrating the 100th installation of HydraFiber processing equipment, just a few years after a successful market launch. The installations span across North America and abroad, serving growers of all sizes with…

Management Board: "We will improve members’ involvement in change"

Column by the Management Board of Royal FloraHolland: Dear members, The world around us is changing. We, as a company and cooperative, must also implement changes to guarantee the success of the floriculture industry in the long-term. As the Management Board, we have received a range of signals and messages…

"Reducing our peat usage was doable"

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company has been trialling peat-free mixes for several years, and already grows a range of plants in the nursery in a variety of different mixes, some of which are peat-free. "For 2021 we have extended these trials to enable the further reduction of peat, whilst monitoring the…

Joshua Craver joins VIc & Margaret Ball committee

Joshua Craver, Ph.D. has been appointed as the newest member of AFE’s Vic & Margaret Ball Committee for the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program. He is an assistant professor of Controlled Environment Horticulture at Colorado State University. Craver received his M.S. in Horticulture from…

Avecon and Westland Horti Tours move

Nowadays there is a new place to be for an old-fashioned cup of coffee with Aad Verduijn. Avecon and Westland Horti Tours have moved. Their new address is Transportweg 3-d1 in Maasdijk. "A change is not always for the worst," Aad says about the new step. "The lease onn our old office was ended, which was…

Modiform brings trends to Thomsen pots for 2021-2022

"Sustainability and trendiness go hand-in-hand"

Modiform has incorporated the newest style trends into the colour trends for 2021-2022. These colours have then been converted into beautifully coloured injection moulding pots. With a range of colours including pink blush, liver, lime green, ochre and many more! Modiform’s Thomsen pots ensure that…

Spring clean your finances – take control with help from Perennial

Living with the pandemic has exacerbated the challenging financial position experienced by many working in horticulture. Over the course of 2020 more people have had to borrow…

Produce industry comments on merger between PMA and United Fresh

Yesterday, the Boards of Directors of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) and United Fresh Produce Association (United Fresh) announced they reached an Agreement in…

60 years of floral industry support

AFE is excited to be celebrating 60 years of floral industry support in 2021! "We take pride in our past and are committed to the floral future by providing industry-focused…

Noviflora strengthens its position in Sweden

Noviflora has further strengthened its position in Sweden through the acquisition of the Swedish company Carlsson Blomstergrossisten i Borås AB. This takeover reflects…

The importance of a well-maintained climate (energy) screen

A perfect functioning screen installation is essential for achieving the right climate for your crop. “We regularly see that insufficient attention is paid to the maintenance of the screen installation with the result that malfunctions may occur when the use of the screen installation is necessary. The…

Prime Group:

'Hope continues to bloom"

With springtime comes flowers and Easter, typically one of the largest floral holidays on the calendar – which means, this is one of the busiest times of year for the Prime Group of companies. In this article,  Traditionally, Easter Sunday and spring weddings make this one of the highest demand periods for growers, florists, flower…

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Happy Easter!

Dear readers, On behalf of the FloralDaily team, we wish you a happy Easter. On Easter Monday, no newsletter will be sent. We will be back on Tuesday April 6 with our daily newsletters! Happy…

Dudutech hires new COO

It is with great pleasure that Dudutech announces that Benjamin Desruelle will be joining Dudutech in the role of Chief Operating Officer – Dudutech Integrated Pest Management. Benjamin will be a member of the Dudutech Board of Directors and will be reporting to me as Managing Director, Dudutech Integrated Pest Management Ltd.…

Hillier partnering with BBC gardeners’ world for 2021 spring fair

Hillier Nurseries is proud to announce a collaboration with the new BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair. The outdoor event, which takes place in the grounds of Beaulieu, Hampshire from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th May 2021, will offer a host of gardening inspiration, including the all-new Hillier Experience.   For…

Agriculture Sector Network ASNET welcomes UK-Kenya Free Trade Agreement

Kenya agriculture sector umbrella body, The Agriculture Sector Network, ASNET, has lauded the recently ratified Economic Partnership Agreement between Kenya and UK saying it will go a long way in boosting economic development and job creation. The trade deal allows tariff-free market access for Kenyan…

USDA restricts PACA violators from multiple states

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…

WPS and Barth Groep form strategic alliance

WPS’s filled order portfolio and international ambitions stood at the basis of forming this alliance. In particular, a number of large projects were a reason to look for a…

"NFC single-use thermometers save on the cost of cloud storage"

It has been a year since the outbreak of Covid-19 and consumers pay more and more attention to food safety. This also means that people in the fruit industry need to pay more attention to track-and-trace technology for fruit and vegetables. Thermometers play a vital role in the cold supply chain of…

Pleasant View Gardens hires new customer relations supervisor

Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) has recently bolstered its customer service department with the addition of customer care expert, Windy Carnes, as its new customer relations supervisor.   With more than a decade of customer service experience, Carnes brings with her a great understanding of how to make customers happy and…

Verdissimo uses showroom to connect with clients

The current situation makes it very difficult for Verdissimo to present products to clients at events. But that doesn’t stop them as they have the perfect solution so clients or possible clients can discover the details of new preferred products: the Verdissimo Showroom. In this article, they explain…

VB turns off the light for Earth Hour

Saturday, March 27 was Earth hour and VB participated. Earth hour is an annual international event that calls on households and businesses around the world to turn off lights and other electrical equipment for 1 hour between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Earth hour takes place every year on the weekend when the…

Jet Fresh Flowers spring update

Ecuador: Jet Fresh Flowers expands production acreage, rose assortment

In this article, Jet Fresh Flower Growers in Ecuador give an update on many changes reporting at their farm.  "In the wake of the pandemic, we have continued to maintain safe operations which have allowed us to fulfill flowers around the world, as well as develop our boutique farm in many aspects so that can…

"The demand for high-quality green compost is growing"

Klasmann-Deilmann and Olde Bolhaar agree joint venture

Klasmann-Deilmann and Olde-Bolhaar are pooling their activities in the field of compost and will work with a joint venture in the future. In the coming years, the company is to be developed into a supplier of high-quality green compost and other raw materials for substrate production. With retroactive…

Landgard opens new Cash & Carry Future Store in Austria

In the city Linz, in Upper Austria, Landgard is opening their Landgard Cash & Carry future store with a total area of 6,300 square meters. Depending on the COVID-19 developments, the store is scheduled to open in September 2021 and it will be the first new store opening since the launch of the Cash &…

UK nursery sees record sales in all sectors

Wyevale Nurseries says it is seeing phenomenal orders coming through, which have stretched its capacity, but have also led to some of the most outstanding figures in its 91-year history. Andy Johnson, Managing Director at Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford, explains: “We’ve seen strong demand in all sectors…

EHR welcomes Mike Pezzillo to senior management team

Eason Horticultural Resources is pleased to welcome Mike Pezzillo as their new vice president & chief operating officer. As VP & COO, Pezzillo will lead nursery operations and work in conjunction with EHR’s Plants Division. He comes to EHR with decades of experience in nursery management and leadership positions.…

Deckers Nursery celebrates 100 years in business

Deckers Nursery has reached an important milestone of operating a successful business for 100 years. Since 1921, Decker’s Nursery has been providing shrub liners, specialty…

Belgian account manager takes on new challenge

In Belgium, Steven Adriaense has left Van Looveren to join De Ruiter Seeds. Last Friday was his last day at the Greenhouse producer. Steven will be De Ruiter's tomato account manager.  "It was a difficult decision, and I have mixed feelings about it. Since I married into the family, Van Looveren wasn't a standard…

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UK: Garden centre bought out in £1.5m deal as new owner reveals restaurant plan

One of the UK’s oldest garden centres has been bought in a £1.5 deal. California Gardens at Howden, near Goole, has been taken on by two local businessmen who plan to invest a further £1 million to add a new restaurant and other upgrades to the four acre site. Owned by the Hall family since 1879, Cameron…

UK: Seasonal workers to receive free Covid-19 tests on farms

The government yesterday called on employers of seasonal agricultural workers to help keep the nation safe and restrict the spread of Covid-19 by registering for free…

Biotherm expands sales team for Midwest region

BioTherm has expanded its sales team with the addition of Jesus Martin as its regional sales representative for the Midwest Region. “Jesus’ ambition and service-oriented attitude match well with our company culture,” says Jim Rearden, BioTherm’s President. “It’s refreshing to add a new member to the team…

Austrian grower Gärtnerei Reisner opts for Mayer bale braker, potting machine

"It saves a lot of time and effort"

Just in time for the start of the new season, the young plants arrived at Gärtnerei Reisner in Kirchschlag, Austria, for pot filling. Here, up to 80 genera of bedding and balcony plants with over 250 different varieties are planted on site and this season, they were using their new bale breaker and…

Four years of PB tec with Sam: "The more complex the projects, the better"

Sam van der Knaap started working at PB tec four years ago. After a technical education and a first job with a grower in the United States, he chose a job in line with his education. At the age of 23 he came on board at PB tec, ready to get to know the technical profession in practice. After a period of…

Royal FloraHolland

"No enforcement of digital environmental registration for now"

The Royal FloraHolland Management Board has decided not to enforce digital environmental registration for the time being. There have been a large number of responses from growers recently. Royal FloraHolland, in consultation with the Members' Council, is taking time out to re-examine the implementation.…

Quinton Edwards

UK: Cut flower nursery business to let

Quinton Edwards is delighted to offer to the market this very profitable cut flower/lily nursery business. The business occupies very well-located leasehold nursery premises with immediate access to the northbound carriageway of the A1. The current nursery site extends to circa 6.522 acres with circa…

Open house for roses in Colombia

The Dümmen Orange team in Colombia has been busy. In addition to the Carnations event earlier in March, the team also organized an open house event for roses this month. Dümmen Orange showed the best varieties of roses to more than 48 farms and over 110 customers in an elegant and warm event. "These open houses bring us closer…

2020 numbers

Best year ever for Dutch garden industry

In the unusual Corona year that was 2020, the garden industry saw its highest turnover ever. The annual turnover came to 1.95 billion euros, more than 19% higher than that of 2019 based on the Tuinmonitor of Tuinbranche Nederland, compiled by GfK. Favorable spring weather and travel restrictions were…

"We combine that Dutch know-how with the North American construction approach"

Large-scale horticultural installations are on the rise around the globe, and North America is no exception to this trend. Ready to meet the increased demand for horticultural installations is PB tec and its North American subsidiaries. PB tec is an international horticultural design and project management…

"Sustainable flowers standard generates economic benefit in certified companies"

Florverde has a set of economic indicators that helps minimize the socio-environmental risk of certified farms, develop organizational skills and creates new markets for these…

Messe Frankfurt initiates generation change in the consumer goods trade fairs sector

The consumer goods industry is facing fundamental challenges, both globally and nationally. In order to actively shape this process of change, which has been further accelerated by the Corona pandemic, Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger will take over as Vice Presidents of Consumer Goods Fairs as of 01 June…

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McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture add two to sales team

McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture have announced two hires for their organization in a press release. Allison Pennell is a sales representative for McHutchison in Oregon and possesses a strong horticulture background. She earned her BS degree with an emphasis on environmental studies from Oregon…

Noviflora

Pligt professionals: driven by passion

Making people happy with a plant! That is the mission of Pligt Professionals. With love and passion, this grower produces around 12 different flowering plants that find their way to the consumer. From Premium Begonia and Amorosa Pot Rose to Aurora Campanula. And from different Princettia and poinsettia…

Verano365 promotes Herb Rabalais to president

Verano365, a Texas-based horticulture inputs start-up, has elevated Herb Rabalais to President. Rabalais joined the Verano365 team in January 2020 as an account director, and he takes the reigns as President from John Appel, who will focus on his duties as the President of BPS Agriculture, the parent…

urban-gro signed agreements

"Continued expansion into European market"

urban-gro, Inc. has signed agreements with two European companies, one in France and one in the Netherlands, experiencing quick inertia with opportunities throughout the European market. These representation agreements are the Company’s first outside of the US. Additionally, the Company is readying final…

AlfoPro IT

"No more toil and trouble for Flower Power"

Unsurprisingly, distributors who supply major retailers such as supermarkets and other chain stores with flowers and plants, want to do so as efficiently as possible. Venlo-based Flower Power is one such distributor. The company looks after the in-store presentation, layout and the supply of self-service…

Data-driven growing: “But that’s what I’ve been doing, right?”

In recent years, there has been an increase in written articles about data-driven growing. Ton van Dijk with LetsGrow talks about this a lot with growers from all over the world. A common comment he gets is: "But that’s what I’ve been doing, right? How is data-driven growing going to help me?" And of…

China: "16 ha rose project from A to Z delivered in record time"

At the beginning of the month, Azrom submitted a 16-ha project in Shandong, China, that began construction in June 2020. Already in November 2020, a first planting of rose seedlings was done and the first harvest started in February this year. "This project challenged us greatly," says Yuval Gerzon,…

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GrowGeneration acquires agron.io B2B integrated platform

"Give commercial customers real-time data to manage their purchasing"

GrowGeneration, a chain of specialty hydroponic and organic garden centers, today announced its acquisition of Agron.io, a leading wholesale agriculture platform that allows commercial growers to manage their purchasing and logistics in one platform. Agron.io offers commercial pricing, real-time…

Flora magazine to be launched in America

Flora Magazine published and edited by Judith Blacklock is to be printed in the USA by mid-April 2021. Flora is a quarterly magazine dedicated to bringing ideas, news, hints…

Royal Van Zanten invests in alstroemeria sustainability

Through sustainable investments, Royal Van Zanten continues to be committed to optimising the quality of starting material and growing conditions. We are proud of having taken the next step in sustainability. For example, we recently invested in a new closed cultivation system, with LED lighting and…

In memoriam Eric Laget, commercial director CMF Group

It is with deep sadness that Renaud Josse, president of the French CMF Group, announces the sudden and tragic passing of Eric Laget, commercial director of the company. Eric passed away March 16 2021, at the age of 55. Eric joined the company in September 1999 as head of sales. He became CMF’s sales manager…

NL: Meewisse Roses invests in Nanobubble Generator

At Meewisse Roses, Moleaer’s Neo 150 Nanobubble Generator was installed for a pilot project to closely examine the added value of oxygen nanobubbles in rose cultivation. The installation was handled by Royal Brinkman, one of Moleaer’s distributors and the leading horticulture industry supplier.  Meewisse’s…

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US: Culture updates from SXSW

It's been one year since the PMA started convening every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. Eastern for the weekly PMA Virtual Town Halls, as a place for the industry, to connect and respond to the needs of each other while we couldn't convene in person.  One year of big ideas and important insights, including:  6,756 total participants 195 panelists and guest…

Ebbing-Lohaus expands primrose rang with new varieties

As always, the breeding of new facets in the primrose range takes centre stage at Ebbing-Lohaus. Besides focusing on compact growing series, which can be cultivated without any growth regulators, the assortment is broadened by new colourful and bright highlights, that bring joyful accents to the darker…

saving energy, waste, time and space with new bottles

"The bigger the better"

Shogun Fertilisers is pleased to announce the release of their new 10 litre and 25 litre bottles. Samurai Hydro, Samurai Coco, Sumo Boost, and Sumo Active Boost will all be available in the new twenty-five litre size. The Shogun products contain SmartZen® and AquaZen® formulations: developed in-house and independently tested. "Commercial…

Speakingroses.com

Speaking roses: roses with a personalized print

New Bloom Solutions and Above All Flowers, pride themselves on introducing new innovations and finding unique and creative solutions to any and all floral industry problems, and at the same time finding new floral growth opportunities for all. This is why they have been especially impressed with Speaking…

Danziger Guatemala receives MPS-A certificate as their first qualification

Having only started in 2019 with MPS-ABC environmental certification, Danziger Guatemala obtained MPS-A as their first qualification. Omri Cohen, General manager at Danziger Guatemala is very pleased with this result. The company was founded by Zehava and Ernest Danziger nine years ago. The company was…

Raul Ferrer

Spain: Iberflora elects new president

Iberflora, International Fair of Plants and Flowers, Landscaping, Technology and DIY Garden, has elected Raúl Ferrer as the new president of the contest. Ferrer replaces Oscar Calabuig in office, who had been in office since 2012. Raul Ferrer, business director of the family business Orvifrusa, has…

New dianthus + early spring crops catalogue 2021

Just as Selecta-One's product ranges are updated every year, they also regularly change their appearance. The catalogues are your basis, source of information and decision-making aids for successful planning. In order to constantly improve themselves, they have revised the catalogue design, given it a…

GCA teams up with Planet Mark to enhance environmental section of inspection process

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) has teamed up with Planet Mark to help evolve its inspection process as part of its pledge to continue working on environmental challenges this year (2021) The GCA is enhancing its inspection process, with initial changes in 2021, and will work with its inspectors and…

UK: B&M to reopen in May with a brand new store and garden centre

The new store and garden centre will officially open its doors at 9am on Saturday 22nd May. Customers can expect to find a wide variety of branded groceries for the best…

Kientzlers Dianthus Merci Fleuri: "a new movie star"

A new video story accompanies the market introduction of the new Dianthus MERCI Fleuri this spring. In the short movie MERCI Fleuri is presented as a blooming gift to a friend / girlfriend, bringing smiling faces on both sides. The second part of the video shows an idea how to use MERCI Fleuri at home.    The winter-hardy…

Florensis posts video:

Ready for the bedding plant season?

Florensis is running their peak weeks of the young plant delivery and asks their clients if they are ready for the bedding plant season. The family company announced this by launching a special video. Also this season, which runs still slightly different than usual because of the pandemic, the delivery…

Plant Lighting: from neighbours to solid research partners

For a few years, they were good neighbours, who found enough common ground to jointly develop an affordable photosynthesis sensor. At one point, Sendot and Plant Lighting both moved to larger business premises. Strong cooperation remained. “Sendot is specialised in plant sensors, we have a lot of…

Fairtrade chats: Marcus Bustamante, sales manager Ponte Tresa

The third conversation in Florist Supply's Fairtrade chat series takes place between Director of Cut Flower Operations, Tyler Paterson, and Marcus Bustamante, Sales Manager at…

Yael Assouline and Ohad Shafran

Danziger expands product management division

Danziger is pleased to announce the appointment of two industry veterans to its newly created roles of Product Manager – Bedding and Product Manager – Cut Flowers.  The position of Bedding Product Manager has been filled by Yael Assouline, an experienced breeder with a proven track record of innovative breakthroughs…

Lix Villarraga and Gustavo Ochoa tell more about the changes

Gloeckner Colombia becomes LYG Agroflowers S.A.S.

In December last year, Gloeckner in Colombia underwent a series of changes and one of the most important had to do with the new name of the company, which from this year will be LYG Agroflowers S.A.S. It is an independent company with a strong focus on the potted plants and garden segment. They now offer…

UK: Crowders help Solihull plant their future

Crowders Nurseries are delighted to have helped Solihull Council’s ‘Planting Our Future’ project by planting 11,887 trees across standard and native forestry. The campaign aims to plant 250,000 trees over the next ten years. It was coordinated by Love Solihull, which is an environmental initiative…

Vincent Madern new account manager at Vreugdenhil Bulbs & Plants

As of March 1, 2021, account manager Vincent Madern has joined the sales team of Vreugdenhil Bulbs & Plants. Vincent has already gained some experience in floriculture with his previous employer Deliflor Chrysanten, where he worked as a market manager. For more information:Vreugdenhil Bulbs & Plants Monsterseweg…

UK Pelargonium grower Ursula Key-Davis, Fibrex Nurseries

UK: "It is only March and we've sold out several times already"

"It is only March and we've sold out several times already," says UK Pelargonium grower Ursula Key-Davis from Fibrex Nurseries in Warwickshire. Last year, their volumes already doubled and this year, they are upscaling their production as much as they can. Two weeks ago, they started sending out the…

HTA announces appointment of new gifting director

The HTA has signalled its commitment to developing and improving the gifting side of its offer with the appointment to the new position of Director of Gifting Sales and Marketing.  Jon Dixon will join the HTA on Tuesday 6 April. He brings significant experience from the gifting sector having led and developed…

J. Berry welcomes Jesse Hensen to their team

With the ongoing mission of “Bringing beautiful plants into lives, homes and gardens around the world”, J. Berry Nursery welcomes Jesse Hensen as the Hollywood Hibiscus Supply Chain Manager. Jesse will serve as a liaison between J. Berry Nursery, the young plant brokerage community, young plant…

NL: Guido Janssen new CEO SmartCoat Group

Guido Janssen will start as CEO of the SmartCoat Group effective 12 April. Janssen previously worked as CCO for Cargill, Koninklijke Zeelandia, Interfood and more recently at Protix. (interim) As new CEO, Janssen will head up the further development of coating producers Sudlac SAS, Mardenkro BV and…

Pennsylvania horticultural society appoints new chief marketing officer

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) is pleased to announce that Malini Doddamani has been selected as the new Chief Marketing Officer of PHS. Doddamani will oversee PHS’s Marketing function, consisting of Creative Services, Sales, Marketing, and Communications for the 194-year-old organization…

March 23 and 24 at Wildfire Farms, Naivasha

Kenya: Red Robin and many more varieties on show at WAC's open days

WAC is having open days at the show/trialhouse at Wildfire Farms, Naivasha on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th of March. This year, WAC presents Red Robin and several other interesting varieties. ”We have many interesting colours, new and old, and you can see many varieties that we feel would interest you…

Havatec Twister

Making hand bouquets twice as fast?

The Havatec Twister is said to be the first machine in the world that makes hand turned flower bouquets. But how does it work and what are the benefits? It is all explained and even showed in the article and video below. "The Twister makes bouquets with 10 to 35 stems and is available in different versions.…

Secondchancesfarm.com

"Farm expansion throws drink in Covid's face"

Numerous other indoor vertical farmers, municipalities wanting to rejuvenize opportunity zones and organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people re-entering society after serving time reached out to Second Chances Farm to explore partnership opportunities. Interest came from regions across the…

Signify number one lighting manufacturer on European patent application list 2020

Lighting manufacturer Signify submits nearly two patent applications per day. This makes the company the number 1 lighting manufacturer on the list of patent applications for…

Customers in Northern Ireland call for garden centres to be re-opened to support health and wellbeing

Frustrated plant-lovers in Northern Ireland want Ministers to consider the impact of continued restrictions on their health and wellbeing as they review lockdown. Garden…

Hoffman nursery promotes Trevor Stark to production and propagation supervisor

Hoffman Nursery, Inc. has promoted Trevor Stark to Production and Propagation Supervisor. Stark will oversee the entire production process, from working with seed propagation, to maintaining the production facilities, to supervising the production and propagation teams. He will assist Production Manager…

Terra Nova announces top varieties for garden applications

Terra Nova Nurseries released a list of its popular varieties for landscape and garden applications for 2021. The breeding team at Terra Nova selected the top varieties for 20 specific applications based on each plant’s traits, characteristics, how they were bred, and their ability to solve problems in…

NL: Foundations laid for Beekenkamp research and development center

On March 8, 2021, the Directors and their internal project group of the Beekenkamp Group, officially laid the foundations of a new breeding location on the Oranjepolder in Maasdijk. The “Beekenkamp Research and Development Center”, as the new location will be called, The Beekenkamp Research and…

FloraCraft receives national award for new sustainable product

FloraCraft’s new product, FōM with PolyRenew, has won a Manufacturing Leadership Award for sustainability from the National Association of Manufacturers. Winning projects demonstrated achievement in one of a wide-range of categories, and were chosen by a panel of expert judges for initiatives that…

PMA's Virtual Town Hall

"6 Case studies to help expand your thinking and leadership to grow your business"

It is important to stay agile, innovative and open-minded to grow your business in any year, but with the uncertainty of the past year it has never been more important to embody these characteristics for the success and survival of your business. In this week’s PMA Virtual Town Hall, companies both…

Ecuador: Elite Farms acquires BellaRosa Group and Brown Breeding

BellaRosa Group and Brown Breeding are sold to Elite Flowers. The sale of these companies took place within a very brief timeframe; BellaRosa and Rose Connection were sold in January, and the sale of Brown Breeding was finalized this week. The project started by the initiative of two Ecuadorian…

Lynch IPO recut and underwritten raising $206m at 15x profit

Flower grower and wholesaler Lynch Group has repriced its initial public offering and its brokers have underwritten the deal to ensure it gets away. The company was now…

Breeding company Evanthia enters spring with a new look

Spring is on its way. A time of new energy, budding flowers, new life and new beginnings. For Evanthia, this is the perfect moment to reflect on a period of rapid growth and to look ahead to a new phase. A phase of colorful blossoming. To highlight this new phase, the company from the Westland region in…

DMA solutions offers a line of marketing services

DMA Solutions, a marketing agency serving the fresh food and floral industry, announces a line of essential services for marketers seeking to build a foundation or boost…

NL: Final Aleia roses auctioned in Aalsmeer

This morning, the final roses of Aleia Roses have been auctioned in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. "Of course, if another truck will arrive next week, it will be auctioned," says Jeffrey Leegwater, "but in Spain, harvesting has ended." The ins and outs of the matter are not clear, even if for Jeffrey, who…

The AIPH International Horticultural Expo Conference demonstrates benefits to host cities

Hosting an AIPH International Horticultural Expo can have a major economic impact on a city. Previous Expo host cities have benefitted from an average direct economic impact of over €500m. The AIPH Virtual Expo Conference on 16 March presents an excellent opportunity to learn more about hosting or being…

US: Carpinteria flower growers still standing despite rollercoaster year

Flower growers in Carpinteria have weathered a year for the books in “bloomenomics.” Mid-March last year, the pandemic crippled the industry, halting transportation and distribution and leading local growers to donate, burn and compost thousands of blooms. Almost a year later, most of Carpinteria’s…

Canadian greenhouse conference to present virtual event in 2021

The Canadian Greenhouse Conference (CGC) announced its decision to forgo an in-person event in 2021 and will present a virtual conference this fall. “We had hoped to return to…

Arie Alblas strengthens the team of Royal Brinkman in Canada

As of March, Arie Alblas (48) is the new local representative in the region of Ontario, Canada. In this role, he is responsible for advising and helping customers in that region. Now more than ever, when customers need to rely on stable and optimal service, his local presence will be an asset. In close…

"This acquisition fits with our plans to expand internationally"

BoldRobotics acquires rights to Posie Packer products

John Vandergrift of Posie Packer, is pleased to announce that Bold Robotic Solutions of Ontario, has acquired all rights to the top two products that Posie Packer developed and marketed successfully – the Bouquet Organizer/Power Cutter and the Produce Bag/Sleeve Label Applicator. Bill VandenOever of Bold…

NL: Rubber dandelion research boosted by support from EU & Gelderland

Building a supply chain for local production of natural rubber, based on rubber dandelion plants, has received support from the EU and the province of Gelderland. The consortium consisting of the companies Lion-Flex, Nijmegen; Barinvest, Nijmegen; Future Materials Center, Arnhem and KeyGene, Wageningen,…

Blume2000: “Sustainability is the most important goal for the future”

In the spotlight this time is the German flowers and plants retailer, Blume2000. “We are dedicated to increasing our purchasing volumes from certified growers.” "For the majority of people, sustainability started as a feel-good subject. Today, the awareness of the necessity of sustainable and future…


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