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Hydrobuilder Holdings appoints Will Ford as Vice President of Commercial Sales

Hydrobuilder Holdings today announced the appointment of Will Ford as Vice President of Commercial Sales. Mr. Ford brings significant experience in the hydroponics industry to…

Certified American Grown hires Camron King as CEO & ambassador

Certified American Grown (CAG), a nonprofit trade association representing cut flower and foliage farmers across the United States, has named Camron King as the organization’s…

US: Phoenix flower shop finds business blooming during pandemic

A Valley woman says the pandemic didn't scare her away from opening a new store, instead it served as a motivating factor. Click here to see the video published on…

BFG Supply acquires L&L Nursery Supply

BFG Supply, a technology-enabled distributor to the green industry, has acquired L&L Nursery Supply, a distributor of Lawn & Garden products on the West Coast. The acquisition…

British online florist Bloom & Wild takes over Dutch bloomon

The British online florist Bloom & Wild acquires Dutch industry peer bloomon. After the acquisition, both brands will continue to exist. bloomon has a strong market position in the Benelux and Denmark and Bloom & Wild in the United Kingdom. Both are growing fast in Germany. The merger of these two…

Master Nursery Garden Centers celebrates 70th anniversary

Member-owned cooperative Master Nursery Garden Centers (MNGC) celebrates 70 years as the nation’s largest independent buying group.  Along with the growing demand for organic gardening,…

Double milestone for FreshPortal

It's time for celebration at FreshPortal, because last week the Firma Klein from Roelofarendsveen was welcomed as the 300th user of the FreshPortal EAB software and this week the 100,000th auction letter was launched via FreshPortal EAB with Floriday link. A double milestone for the company. With a delicious cake, the celebration…

Verdant Technologies hires new executive team member

Verdant Technologies has landed postharvest life extension scientist, Todd Edgington, as its newest executive team member. Edgington’s responsibilities as Vice President of Product will include planning and management of Verdant products throughout their life cycle, serving as a resource to growers and…

EHR adds to their National Sales & Customer Service team

EHR is pleased to announce the addition of Jeremy Montgomery to their National Sales Team, and to their Customer Service team, Karen Meador & Lucretia Perkins.   Industry veteran Jeremy Montgomery…

In memoriam: Pieter Hoff – 1953-2021

Pieter Hoff passed away on April 13, 2021. He was 67 years old. Pieter grew up on the clay of West Friesland as the eldest son of a horticulturalist and took over the company with his brothers. They soon specialized, under the name Hoff Quality First, in the breeding and cultivation of lilies and they…

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Two family-owned businesses in Angola are defying the pandemic

Facing the current crisis head-on and developing their businesses has been hard, but successful for two dynamic female entrepreneurs in Angola. In Caála, in Angola's Huambo…

Peter Malschaert retires

On Friday, April 24, Peter Malschaert (technical director) will say goodbye to Maurice Kassenbouw after almost 40 years of service. On January 1, 1982, Peter started at Maurice Kassenbouw, at the…

Iberflora begins work on face-to-face editing 2021

Iberflora, International Fair of Plants and Flowers, Landscaping, Technology and DIY Garden, has held at Feria Valencia the first meeting of the Working Committee of the Organizing Committee for the Edition 2021, setting out the work plan for the coming months. During the meeting, the ornamental plant…

"Creating the next generation in rose breeding"

10th Anniversary of Interplant Roses East-Africa

As demand for their rose varieties increased, the Ilsink family realized the necessity of having their own facility to service the East African region. It was from this necessity that Interplant Roses East-Africa was born eleven years ago. Based in Kenya near Lake Naivasha, Interplant Roses East-Africa has…

Close loop package recycling system developed in the Netherlands

DS Smith, a sustainable packaging company and Koen Pack, a supplier of flower and plant packaging have collaborated on a custom Closed Loop Recycling System. The unique Recycling System means 100% of Koen Packs cardboard waste is fully auditable and traceable and guaranteed to make new boxes. DS Smith,…

US: New research projects funded for 2021-2022

For 60 years, the American Floral Endowment (AFE) has been the ‘go-to’ source for funding research and communicating the results, along with the researchers, to the floral industry. AFE’s research has provided generations of advances and will continue to do so – sharing knowledge that helps the industry…

Frigga releases single-use, real-time 4G thermometers with global coverage

Frigga supplies real-time temperature monitoring solutions. Their current real-time thermometers provide services for clients in all five continents. These clients come from diverse industries including the pharmaceutical industry, fresh produce, distribution, and retail. This month Frigga officially…

Royal Lemkes presents Annual Report 2020

NL: "Revenue remained stable at 288 million"

At Royal Lemkes, they look back on an unusually turbulent year. "It was a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic which had an enormous impact on our joint business as well…

Dümmen Orange entrusts L&M Group sale of end products roses and gerberas

Dümmen Orange and Dutch flower business L&M Group have entered into a trading agreement. As of the 19th of April, L&M Group will take over the sale of the end production of roses and gerberas from Dümmen Orange’s cut flower greenhouses in De Kwakel (NL). This collaboration further benefits growers,…

Hishtil and Limex announce intensive collaboration

"Result of this collaboration is optimal sanitation and propagating material"

Hishtil, a global producer of grafted vegetable seedlings and vegetative herb cuttings, uses the washing process to ensure cleaner trays leading to reduced plant loss and a drastically lower risk of contamination in nurseries. The collaboration included the design phase as well as laboratory tests which…

Eclipse LD makes it possible to grow plants in South Africa

"Without shading agents, it is simply impossible to grow plants in South Africa"

At LVG Plants, the largest plant grower in South Africa, a three-person team is busy applying Eclipse LD. This removable Sudlac shading agent protects plants against excessive heat and light. "Without shading agents, it is simply impossible to grow plants in South Africa," says General Manager Geert van…

ScottsMiracle-Gro hires Jim Esquea as Vice President of Public Affairs

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, the world’s leading marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden as well as indoor and hydroponic growing products, today announced it has…

Keukenhof spring series - new parts presented

Recently, Keukenhof launched their Spring Series part 1. As they weren't able to welcome visitors in real life, they decided to exhibit their wonderful flower fields online. Watch these videos to enjoy the colorful splendor of the Dutch flower fields!     For more information:Keukenhofkeukenhof.nl

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…

Next newsletter on Tuesday April 6

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,…

Growgeneration.com

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…


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