Bailey recognizes network partners

Bailey Nurseries recently honored four brand licensee partners who work with Bailey Consumer Brands Endless Summer Hydrangeas, First Editions Shrubs and Trees, and Easy Elegance Roses. Brand and Business Development Manager Layci Gragnani presented the awards to recognize partners who demonstrate…

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The next phase of the launch of the Euro Plant Tray, the new reusable plant tray

In March 2021, the Stiftung Initiative Mehrweg (SIM) launched a research project to create a new series of European reusable plant trays, including a corresponding pool model. The next step in the project is to set up a cooperative, which will be assigned the task of developing and launching the trays.…

Biobest steps up presence in Portugal with acquisition of Agronologica, changes name to Biobest Portugal

Agronologica Unip. Lda. and Biobest today jointly announced the acquisition of Agronologica by Biobest. Agronologica Unip. Lda. was founded by José Vanzeler de Melo in 2016. The company has served growers in Portugal to successfully roll out biocontrol programs, acting as a distributor of Biobest and…

Meet the flower farmers at Sea Change Farm

Sea Change Farm has an amazing team of flower farmers this year. Please say hello to the wonderful folks who work hard tending fields and bring beautiful blooms to life. Emily“Hey there, my name is Emily. I spent years gardening and farming before I got to Sea Change, and honestly, at first, I thought flowers…

HTA appoints Marketing Director

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) announced the appointment of Elia Johnston as its Marketing Director.   Elia joins the HTA after over three years at UK Flooring Direct, where she was most recently Chief Commercial Officer and a Board member. Prior to this, Elia spent 13 years at Homebase, working across a variety of marketing and commercial…

KF Bioplants:

"The Indian floriculture industry is going through a transition"

The Indian Floriculture industry is going through a transition since growers are experimenting with many new crops and varieties. Mr. Bo Schilder (Kapiteyn B.V. Holland) recently visited India to understand the potential of Calla Lily as a pot plant as well as a cut flower in the country. He visited KF…

The new exhibitors at Iberflora have grown by 17%, and the renewal rate is around 98%

The next edition of Iberflora is expected to be historic for its new proposal under the Ibeflora New Generation concept and the number of exhibitors. A little more than two months after its celebration, from 4 to 6 October, the participation of new exhibiting companies has increased by 17%, with 53…

Creekside growers charms Michigan flower lovers

Creekside Growers is the type of place you want to go visit for the beauty, versatility, and fun. Launched in 2000 by flower lover Sue Dykstra, she started her business as a wholesale grower of perennials and annuals. The business was building, but after a decade, she longed for being close to the soil…

Christmasworld

"Wow effect moves into new halls"

With its focus on Christmas and festive decorations, Christmasworld is the perfect stage for international exhibitors to highlight the success factor of experience at the point of sale. "The number of registrations is outstanding and confirms the high standing of Christmasworld in the market. My team is…

OZPlanten's growr of the month August

"Exceptional garden plants"

Van Son and Koot is a Dutch grower with a wide range of garden plants. What is the secret behind the success of this dynamic grower?Sebastiaan van der Heijden explains what makes the nursery such a…

Explore Syngeta's new garden & pot mum catalog Syngenta Flowers

What's new for 2023 garden and pot mums

Syngenta Flowers has a long history of best-selling varieties, industry-leading crop performance, and best-in-class, customized technical support. Yoder Mums have always been associated…

India: Yara Growth invests $50M in ag-fintech company

Jai Kisan is a leading financial services provider to rural Indian farmers and retailers. The company focuses on enabling more transparent and attractive financing along the agriculture value chain with its buy-now, pay-later, and supply chain financing offerings. Founded by Arjun Ahluwalia and Adriel Maniego…

EHR announces the promotion of Lauren Simendinger to Marketing and Media Specialist

"Eason Horticultural Resources (EHR) is pleased to announce the promotion of Lauren Simendinger to the position of Marketing and Media Specialist. Lauren has been an employee of EHR for eight years, working in our Perennial Department as a Sales Support Specialist. During this time, she has been…

UF/IFAS:

All Florida pesticide exams now available online

In Florida, pesticide licensing exams help ensure the state’s approximately 70,000 pesticide applicators are properly certified to follow state regulations and best practices for mitigating the impact of chemicals on the environment. After the launch of several online pesticide exams earlier this year,…

Continental Flowers continues commitment to Wholesale Florists

As one of the leading growers, importers, and distributors, Continental Flowers has supported the wholesale industry since 1974. Now, as supply chain woes show the continued importance of the wholesale florist to its clients, the industry mainstay is doing more than ever to support their customers.…

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JD Propagation will soon be the new supplier for Dümmen Orange’s genetics in Australia

“On behalf of Dümmen Orange, I would like to express our gratitude to Ron, George, Greg, Mike, and the Propagation Australia team for their exceptional contribution to the industry and, in particular, to Dümmen Orange genetics. Propagation Australia has decided to close its doors at the end of 2022. We…

Increasing the horticulturalist's role in energy market with energy storage systems

Hortipower.nl is a new initiative by KG Greenhouses and offers a number of innovative battery systems. Horticulture already plays an important role in the energy market, and with the option of installing battery systems, this role can be further expanded. Marco van Trigt is now conducting initial discussions…

Onings America colors the continent for 25 years

It was 1997; the global market for lily bulbs was booming. Onings Holland Flowerbulbs, which specialized in the export of lily bulbs, took a big step in the North-American flower market by setting up their North American branch; Onings America (officially ‘Onings Holland Inc.’). Henk Onings, the youngest…

Schoneveld Breeding present new brochure

The marketing department worked hard over the last few months to bundle all technical details, product photos, and company information. The brochure for the season 2022-2023 is a continuation of the brochures of last year. You find an update of the assortment with improved and new colors in all series. OverviewThe…

Is the popularity of gardening finally normalizing?

The recent pandemic forced many homeowners to do something they were very unfamiliar with – physically staying at home for long periods. With work, leisure, and extracurricular activities no longer in-person during the height of the pandemic, homeowners needed to find something to fill their time with…

RosaPrima express their gratitude for their client's patience with this video

In July, Ecuadorian grower RosaPrima created this video to express their gratitude for their client's patience, understanding, and support throughout the recent challenging weeks they faced in Ecuador. "With everything back to normal, we look forward to what's ahead and to continue exceeding your…

Vivero North America expands service team with Nick Read

Vivero North America is expanding the service team. With Nick Read, they welcome a new member to service all customer needs. The additional support will help information flow quickly and efficiently from the farm in Mexico to our customers in North America. Nick brings many years of experience in the horticulture…

BioTherm improves performance of their finned heating products

BioTherm’s engineers recently reviewed their tooling for their hydronic heat pipe products and realized that with a minor modification of adding small ridges to the surfaces, they could increase the performance by 6.7%-10.5% with only minor additional use of aluminum. “It’s like we added micro-fins to…

Further integration Royal Brinkman's Technical Department and Berg Hortimotive

"We are going to face the global market challenges with great courage"

Royal Brinkman's Technical Department and Berg Hortimotive are joining forces for the next phase of growth and development. In doing so, the management of the Royal Brinkman Group is anticipating the growth ambitions arising from its new strategic long-term plan. It shows a strong focus on trading…

"By adding spray booms, our roof washer became a real 2-in-1-machine"

Initially it was a roof washer, but by adding spray booms the machine of Besseling Techniek became a true Roofmaster as it could also be used to spray shading paints and coatings in summer times.  From removing dust to a year round machine"Our roof washer was primarily designed to remove dust and dirt to increase the…

GLOBALG.A.P. on speakers' Corner panel at IPM summer edition

After a two-year absence, the IPM trade show returned and the industry's wish to meet on-site was realized at the IPM Summer Edition held on 13–14 June 2022 in Essen, Germany. The special Summer Edition took place for the first time, allowing a return to in-person events through the well-established…

Beekenkamp Group board member Peter Persoon passed away

Peter Persoon, board member of the Beekenkamp Group and former director of Deliflor Chrysanten, unexpectedly passed away on Friday 22nd July at the age of 64. His death was due to complications following his diagnosis with bone marrow cancer four months ago. Despite his illness, Peter remained positive…

"The ‘Sunbeckia Maya’ made it through the winter"

Sven Magnussen is more than proud of Rudbeckia ‘Sunbeckia Maya’ who made it throw the winter. A plant from Hartwig Bull’s production, which was in their garden flowering from July till mid-October. The above picture was from 01st October and shows a pretty nice flowering plant. The total flowering time was…

Dümmen Orange completes North American Product Management team, announces new roles

Dümmen Orange has named a new department leader, added new personnel, and repositioned team members to redesign its annuals, perennials, and potted plants (APP) product management team in North America. The Dümmen Orange North America product management team now includes (left to right): Arnetia Jackson,…

Acquiring contracting companies results in Veldhoven Loonwerk

The Veldhoven Group will be taking over Marel Loonwerk. These Dutch companies announced this on July 21. The acquisition enables the group, which includes Machinaal Loonbedrijf Van Veldhoven, to optimize its services even further. Marel Loonwerk's future is thus secured, and Van Veldhoven creates more…

Smurfit Kappa Group first half 2022 results

Smurfit Kappa Group plc ('SKG' or 'the Group') announced results for the six months ending 30 June 2022. Key Points: Revenue growth of 36% to €6,385 million EBITDA growth of 50%…

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Floward launches 'Floward Community'

Floward, the go-to online flowers and gifts delivery destination in the MENA and UK launched its new feature “Floward Community” which allows people to design, easily display and sell their own flower arrangements. In its effort to engage with its clients, build relationships with them, and include their…

Publication will be back on August 8th

Summer break

We got through the heatwave but the summer for us has just started. FloralDaily takes the usual two-week summer break: no newsletter will be sent for the next two weeks.  On behalf of all the team, thank…

How to turn shipping emissions into food for plants

Digital freight forwarding platform Shypple and Value Maritime are partnering up for a cleaner future for the shipping industry. There are 60,000 oil-driven vessels around the…

Benary's compact Platycodon series Pop Star can now also be sold as trios

"The end consumer loves a 'ready to go product'"

Pop Star was first introduced back in 2018 as a new compact Platycodon series from seed by Benary and with the latest improvements of the white and pink varieties on top of the classic blue, they can now also be sold as trios which, according to Gundula Wagner, Marketing Communications Manager at Benary,…

Resource Innovation Institute hires new technical director

Resource Innovation Institute (RII), an energy and water benchmarking organization providing resource efficiency best practices for CEA producers, has appointed seasoned…

The NHAES 2022 INSPIRED Horticultural Research Report

The latest edition of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station’s INSPIRED magazine reports on station research into horticulture management and the potential impacts to New Hampshire of growing new crops in the region and using new tools and practices in the growth and harvesting of favorite New England…

Employee Seminar 2022: The Green Switch Journey continues

Van Iperen International has just held its Annual Employee Seminar. "A chance to see each other again, reflect on the current situation and share the vision of the company for the upcoming years", the company says.  After four years without seeing each other, they’ve come together again for the Employee Seminar…

Dümmen Orange highlights its award-winning Intrinsa Technology at Cultivate’22

Dümmen Orange proudly highlighted its Intrinsa technology and breeding program at the recently completed Cultivate’22 in Columbus, Ohio. Intrinsa was selected as the 2022 Technology of the Year award winner during Greenhouse Grower’s Medal of Excellence program which took place at the Greater Columbus…

Fiore Nursery and Landscape Supply

Fiore Nursery and Landscape Supply provide landscape professionals with a large selection of premium-grade plant material, natural stone, and landscape supply products.  Products are available from two convenient locations in Prairie View and Chicago for pick up or delivery. Their team of industry professionals provides…

Russia: Western flower thrips was found in the greenhouse of a Murmansk flower company

Specialists from the Severomorsky Interregional Directorate of Rosselkhoznadzor monitored the quarantine phytosanitary condition of the Tsvety Zapolyarya greenhouse in Murmansk (northwestern Russia). The survey was carried out using special yellow glue traps and found a western flower thrip…

NL: 57 nationalities present at International Flowerbulb Tournament in Hillegom

Last week the International Flowerbulb Tournament took place at the local tennis club in Hillegom, the Netherlands. The event skipped two editions due to covid but was now back for already the 19th edition. Although an amateur tournament, the level of play is said to be high, and the line-up truly is…

Looije Agro Technics matchmaker in CHP

"Trade in used CHPs from Belgium reaches peak this year"

The current European energy crisis continues. Unexpectedly, the gas price recently peaked several times to (well) above 100 euros per MWh. This indicates once again that energy management is necessary within a greenhouse horticulture company of any size in order to keep the costs and associated costs…

"New ppm target feature for fertigation provides unparalleled nutrient control"

“If growers focus only on a target conductivity, they may think that they are getting a certain nutrient level but are not. This is why we are now introducing ppm targets into our Fertigation Manager™,” says Ian Morrell, Head of Sales at Climate Control Systems. The Fertigation Manager™ was first developed…

GCA’s South Thames area award winners revealed

Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) in the South Thames region are celebrating after picking up awards during a presentation evening last week (Thursday, July 14, 2022) at Ruxley Manor Garden Centre. The title of Garden Centre of the Year in the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category went to…

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Adjusting irrigation water: bicarbonates vs. pH

When it comes to irrigation water and water quality, you’ve probably heard the terms pH, alkalinity, and bicarbonates threw around. Many growers focus on pH targets when adjusting their irrigation water. This is likely based on the fact that there is an optimal pH range for growing media that allows for…

Lean practitioners share their knowledge at the 2022 farwest show

Farwest 2022, the “biggest green industry show in the Western U.S.,” is August 24 – 26 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. Here are three opportunities to learn how Lean can have a big impact on your business (click on each title for details): Simple improvement projects every business…

Budding geniuses to gather at the Slow Flowers Summit

As the world rises and opens up lotus-like from the COVID mud, with all the human hustle and bustle, the budding geniuses behind the Slow Flowers Movement are optimistic that some eco benefits of the virus's earth-shaking effects will be long-term. "I hesitate to use an over-used term, but there was…

Moleaer expands nanobubble generator portfolio

Over the weekend, Moleaer made its U.S. debut of Lotus, the newest addition to its nanobubble generator product suite. The patented nanobubble system joins in good company…

ISO Group opens new office in America

"North America is a strong growth market for automation solutions"

So here's news hot of the Cultivate show. Dutch ISO Group will open a new office in America on September 1st, located in Richmond, Virginia. The American branch of the supplier of high-tech industrial machines for the covered horticulture industry, ISO Group USA, Inc., will be responsible for sales and…

Pelargonium for Europe anounce mid-season review

The team at PfE are delighted to announce the release of the 2022 mid-season review, which spotlights all the materials and developments produced by the campaign this year. Over spring and summer this year, their partners across 22 countries have been busy delivering the latest campaign materials:…

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AFE Surpasses 2022 Campaign goal – funding the future of floriculture

The Endowment celebrates and thanks the many industry supporters, sponsors, and friends who contributed to this year’s annual fundraiser, Funding the Future of Floriculture. Over $146,000 was raised in support of the floral industry through the Endowment. From May 16th through June 30th, 2022, AFE’s Board…

U.S.-based grow light company unveils new lights specifically meant for vegetable production

AB Lighting, a U.S.-based  LED grow light provider, announces it will be unveiling its new LED grow lights, the AB330 and AB660, at Cultivate’22 from July 16-19 in Columbus, Ohio. Originally making quality grow lights for the cannabis industry, AB Lighting has expanded its capabilities by popular demand from…

Tournament of Roses and Mansion Entertainment Group announce Grand finale partnership

Mansion Entertainment Group encompasses a well-defined brand of creative production entities, including Mansion Sound, Mansion Animation, Mansion Film & Television, and…

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US (CO): Software developer leaves corporate life for community farm

At the corner of 25th and Lawrence, the block is transformed by the verdant visages of edible greens visible through the glass panes of a second-story greenhouse. Inside, a sea of growing towers in an impeccably clean space is surrounded by natural light and dotted with various stages of growth—a…

South Essex Fabricating names Jake Wiens Director of Operations

South Essex Fabricating (SEF) announced Spring of 2022, the appointment of Jake Wiens as its new Director of Operations. Jake has been with SEF since 2004, most recently as Shop Manager. He has been instrumental in the strong growth SEF has experienced over the last number of years, bringing forth…

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Thallium accumulation and distribution in Silene latifolia grown in hydroponics

Purpose Thallium (Tl) is one of the most toxic elements known, and its contamination is an emerging environmental issue associated with base metal (zinc-lead) mining wastes. This study investigated the nature of Tl tolerance and accumulation in Silene latifolia, which has so far only been reported from…

Australian native pot plant to raise money for SAS resources fund

Helix Australia is proud to announce a fund raising collaboration with SAS Resources Fund with the release of one of their stellar hybrid plants - Waxflower ‘Local Hero’. Bred by Kings Park & Botanic Gardens, Waxflower ‘ Local Hero’ is a stunning compact landscape plant featuring masses of dainty pink…

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Certis Biologicals to begin direct sales of BotaniGard products for garden, greenhouse and nursery use

Certis Biologicals, the manufacturer of BotaniGard and Mycotrol mycoinsecticides, will begin sales of its well-known products to established nursery and greenhouse pesticide distributors on Oct. 1, 2022. The company had distributed the two products through a third party under an agreement that ends in…

Silver Fern announces letter of intent to acquire DemandLink

Silver Fern announces a signed Letter of Intent to acquire DemandLink with an anticipated closing this year. Over the last 15 years, DemandLink has been at the forefront of…

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DFG and Certifeye take the next step towards a more transparent horticulture supply chain

In recent months, IT experts Bob Zuidhoek (DFG) and Joost Verdaasdonk (Certifeye) have been working hard with their teams (Iris de Waal, Cees van Delft, Stephan van Maldegem at DFG) on an API that makes it possible to transfer the data collected by Certifeye to the ERP systems of DFG companies. In…

How to make the global fertilizer industry more sustainable?

The future is green, and at Van Iperen International, they’re also convinced of that fact. That’s why they are making the green switch. This journey has been running its course for a while, so let’s check-in to see how things are going. But what does making the green switch mean exactly? And what does it…

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US (FL): Mayesh design star: Underwater floral garden behind-the-scenes

Water is a finite resource not always easily accessed but critical to life on earth and essential for flowers. Living in Florida, Ashley of Garden and Grace Floral Design and her go-to underwater photographer Kimber of Water Bear Photography have created their magic underwater - bringing both a creative…

OZ Planten

Looking for the O-Factor at Opti-flor

Opti-flor is a leading orchid grower, but how does such a prestigious company make a difference in the market? OZ Planten went on a visit to discover the so-called 'O-Factor.'…

Partnership to bring advanced UV light treatments to cultivation facilities

Fluence announced its exclusive partnership with BioLumic, a plant-growth biotechnology company that harnesses the power of ultraviolet (UV) light to sustainably increase…

ThinkPlants releases new and updated 2022-2023 catalog

Introducing the new and updated 2022-2023 ThinkPlants Perennial Catalog, featuring three new series from Syngenta Flowers—Tidepool lithodora and Javelin Compact Lavandula stoechas, and Whistler iberis sempervirens. “We spend a lot of time talking about the great perennial genetics offered via the ThinkPlants…

St. Lawrence College offers CEA program

“Colleges are an integral part of supporting the CEA workforce"

St. Lawrence College will soon bring a new academic offering to its syllabus on the Cornwall campus, thanks to a new partnership. A Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) program will be available to students from September 12 – November 4, 2022, to help prepare individuals for employment in the…

Flower Council presents future plans during Year Presentation

On Tuesday 21 June, Flower Council Holland hosted the annual Year Presentation of the Flower Council of Holland (FCH). During the course of the day, colleagues shared their achievements and future plans. They also welcomed Ruurd Hielkema, Senior Research Consultant at Motivaction. He shared insights into…

US: Modular RO & filtration systems: new partnership announced

Dramm is pleased to announce their partnership with HANS™ Premium Water. “HANS has reinvented filtration and pumping to offer intelligent, space-efficient devices that are designed to work together in modular, scalable systems,” they say. According to the team of HANS, one of the most important decisions…

All-America Selections releases 2022 annual report

On July 13, 2022- All-America Selections (AAS) released the 2021-2022 Annual Report reflecting the group’s activities from the past year. The AAS Annual Report is designed to…

Growing cut flowers on an urban roof with Joanna Letz of Berkeley’s Bluma Flower Farm

In February 2018, an article was written about a Berkeley, California-based grocery store called Berkeley Bowl. The family-owned company opened in a former bowling alley in 1977, blocks away from the famed UC Berkeley, and it has become a neighborhood institution in this college town. Click here to see…

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Florists struggle through winter season as costs rise

Florists say a shortage of blooms is behind the big increases, and they're being squeezed out of the market by competition from larger retailers like supermarkets. Owner of Hansen's Floristry Syd Hansen has been arranging and selling flowers for more than 40 years. "It's been my passion, my life's work,"…

Bolloré Logistics and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo extend and expand their sustainability partnership

On Monday, 4 July, Bolloré Logistics and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) signed an agreement aimed at continuing and further expanding both parties' sustainability partnership. This joint effort includes an extension of Bolloré's participation in AFKLMP Cargo's SAF program, which already…

New book on daffodil breeding

Anne Howell Wood graduated from Mary Washington College (now University of Mary Washington) in the class of 1970 with a degree in Chemistry.  After retiring from the work-a-day world, she became a Penn State Master Gardener in Cumberland County, where she has participated since 2006.  She is a past president of the Carlisle Garden Club…

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Rose festival’s blooming success at Squire’s Shepperton

Squire’s Shepperton saw the welcome return of its annual Rose Festival held at the end of June in partnership with The Rose Society UK, the national society for the nation’s favourite flower. After a two-year break due to Covid restrictions – and the only year the event hasn’t taken place in its 45-year history…

Veiling Rhein-Maas

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The vision of Veiling Rhein-Maas

"The `Leitbild´ of Veiling Rhein-Maas shows what is important for good cooperation at their auction. The already existing core values have been supplemented with other relevant topics. In June, they presented the updated `Leitbild´ to employees within a digital event together with a matching personal surprise," state Günther…

RHP certification for Olde Bolhaar Eco Service

The company Olde Bolhaar Eco Service is RHP Horticulture certified with composted bark, a raw material for growing media. Based on research and inspections executed by ECAS, the company complies with the requirements as determined in the Product Certification Scheme of the RHP quality mark. With the…

Ball SB celebrates 30th anniversary

"30 years coloring the world"

Ball SB is celebrating its 30th anniversary. But how did it all start and how was the journey?   Bringing seeds to ColombiaIn Colombia, during the sixties, few varieties of flowers were grown. And not industrially. Despite being a very rich country and having the climatic conditions conducive to growing all kinds of flowers, was limited…

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Touchwood Flowers wins merchandise and branding category at 2022 Sydney Markets Fresh Awards

Touchwood Flowers has been crowned a category winner at an industry awards night. The Port Macquarie business won the merchandising and branding category of the Sydney Markets Fresh Awards. The awards encourage and acknowledge best practices and innovation in the growing, retailing, wholesaling, and…

Jennifer Pheasey joins HTA as director of public affairs

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has appointed a Director of Public Affairs, reinforcing its commitment to working with the government to champion the interest of its members. Jennifer Pheasey will take up the newly created role in September, bringing 17 years’ experience in policy and…

Grower in the picture: Richard van Schie

Every month Dekker Chrysanten puts one of its growers in the spotlight. With "Growers in the picture" we show you their beautiful company, share their story, and focus on the Dekker variety that they grow. This month, we visited van Richard van Schie, one of the growers of the colorful family: AAA Doria.

Cutting costs and emissions in reefer container use

Refrigerated or reefer containers have been around since the 1970s. By 2021, there were approximately 3.5m TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit) of reefer containers worldwide, and this figure is expected to reach 4m TEUs in 2026. With integrated refrigeration units and climate control capabilities, reefer…

Next fair to be held September 12 to 14, 2023

OPF Mexico international fair now to be held in odd years

Enrique Arias V., president of Ornamental Plants & Flowers (OPF) Mexico, announced the restructuring of the way the company interacts with its producers and the market. One of the major changes in this is that the OPF Mexico international fair is now to be held in odd years. During even years, field…

Dümmen Orange's sustainability report provides transparency and accountability

Dümmen Orange's sustainability report provides transparency and accountability for its actions. Dümmen Orange published its very first Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Report, which offers an overview of the company's sustainability journey and provides a greater level of transparency and…

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Terra Nova announces new general manager

Terra Nova Nurseries announced the promotion of Harini Korlipara from Lab Manager and Research Director to General Manager of the company. Korlipara, whose new position is affected immediately, has been an integral member of Terra Nova’s personnel for over two decades. Her new role will involve…

Eric Smith takes the “Big Shoes” as FNGLA‘s president

"With the Annual Convention always comes change"

FNGLA held its 70th Annual Convention last month in Orlando, Florida, and it was 'one for the books.' Not only were the Industry Awards presented, but they also celebrated the retirement of their CEO Ben  Bolusky, officially welcomed incoming CEO Tal Coley, and new president Eric Smith (Biosafe Systems, Tampa)…

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"Budding Geniuses to gather at the Slow Flowers Summit"

While the COVID-19 era has seen tremendous loss on the human front, Mother Nature has quietly chalked up a few wins. As the world rises and opens up lotus-like from the COVID mud with all the human hustle and bustle that entails, the budding geniuses behind the Slow Flowers Movement are optimistic that…

"Water-cooled LEDs are essential to any expansion"

Koppert Cress has planned two expansions this year, which are both focused on technological innovation, CO2 neutrality, and energy savings. The choice of LED is a logical one. Koppert Cress was the first grower in the world who believed in LED lighting to conserve energy and thus gain more control over…

Terminal Investment Limited unveils €700 mln investment for Le Havre cargo terminal

Terminal Investment Limited (TiL), which is now the sole shareholder of the TPO/TNMSC container terminals at Le Havre, has announced a major investment program that will…

Gardening trends in 2022 that benefit the planet, wildlife, and lifestyles

Gardening trends continue to evolve post-pandemic, and there’s no arguing with gardening’s continued popularity given the statistics. It’s been estimated that the pandemic created 18.3 million new gardeners – of which over 80% have remained active, with 55% of American households fully engaging in the…

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Hortus Curious: discover the world's most weird and wonderful plants and fungi

Delve into a fun and fact-filled exploration of forty fascinating plants with popular influencer Mr. Plant Geek. Bringing together some of the most peculiar and fascinating plants from around the planet, Hortus Curious takes a look at the lesser-known side of the plant world. From poisonous plants to X-rated…

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"We want to be a point of reference for Dutch entrepreneurs in Kenya, and those who are considering to enter Kenya"

The Netherlands Business Hub Kenya (NLBH) is a vibrant member’s organization, accessible to all, where entrepreneurs, SME’s, multinationals and managers can network, learn, revolutionize and grow. It is linking public institutions and private entities, as well as national and regional markets in Kenya.  Agroberichten…

Daily Logistics Group (DLG) takes over logistics activities from GIST Nederland

Starting on the 28th of August 2022, Daily Logistics Group (DLG) will take over the logistics activities, plus the employees involved, from GIST Nederland. This entails taking over the logistics services for mainly flowers and plants in the Benelux and exporting to the United Kingdom. The takeover of…

Signify supports grower Topline Gerbera with transition to full LED lighting

Signify will help Topline Gerbera transition to full LED lighting this autumn. By doing so, the company from Tuil in the Netherlands can drastically reduce their energy usage and produce better quality gerberas. The company selected the Philips GreenPower toplighting force, which will give them 55% more…

KF Bioplants clients overseas

"This visit helped us to explore new opportunities for TC production"

KF Bioplants, a plant biotechnology company based in India, has recently been visiting clients overseas to talk about their products, the growing process, and any future development and improvement points. Mr. Kishore Rajhans (Director) and Mr. Jaywant Patil (GM Production) visited the company's prime overseas…

More than 200 companies are now using Metazet FormFlex's Hanging Basket System

"Efficiency at height"

Metazet FormFlex introduced the Hanging Basket System more than fifteen years ago for companies that cultivate hanging flowers and plants. Thanks to a new control system, automatic watering unit, and options for multi-layer cultivation, the system promotes efficiency in various areas. More than 200 companies are now using this…

Erin Alvarez 2022's FNGLA outstanding Educator

At least three things make Erin Alvarez an outstanding environmental horticulture educator.  First, she has teaching chops. Whether it's group classes or one-on-one plant propagation…

Introduction of Charmelia Blanca and Charmelia Purplex

A special milestone for breeder Royal Van Zanten and grower Together2Grow. As of this week, the Charmelia assortment has been expanded with no less than two novelties:…

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Darwin Perennials Salvia ‘Blue by You’ receives All-America selections national Award

Darwin Perennials is proud to announce it has accepted an All-America Selections (AAS) award for top performance of an herbaceous perennial for its hybrid Salvia ‘Blue by…

Seeds of success: sustainable grower-florist celebrates 12 months of business

A Leeds-based florist with a difference is celebrating a successful 12 months since launching the business at the height of covid in 2021 – reporting huge interest in her unique products. Independent and sustainable, Wildwood Corner Flower Co, based in Farsley, grows and provides flowers to a range of…

Genap receives HortiQ certificate

Genap has officially been awarded the HortiQ certificate by HortiQ Chairman Harm Maters. Genap is the first specialist in plastic film structures to comply with this quality system for horticultural technology and equipment. Dick van Regteren, director/owner of Genap: “The HortiQ certificate will allow…

Stratcomm Africa launches 10th anniversary edition of the Ghana Garden and Flower Show

On Monday, the 4th of July, Strategic Communication Africa Limited (Stratcomm Africa) launched the 10th Anniversary edition of the Ghana Garden and Flower Show (GGFS). Mawuena Trebarh, Chief Business Strategist, Inspire Africa Consult, and former Chief Executive of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre,…

i-Plant Nutrition announces software update

YB AgTech's cloud-based precision plant nutrition recipe division, i-Plant Nutrition, has announced new updates to their software. These updates allow i-Plant Nutrition to not…

MNP / Suntory launches its new identity with their new corporate video

The breeding company refreshes its corporate strategy and visual identity to be future-proof. After working together for 35 years in breeding, testing, selecting, marketing, and licensing innovative bedding plants at a leading level, the company MNP / Suntory, based in Leimuiderbrug since 1989, decided…

Claudia Munoz of online flower supply platform Fresh-o-Fair:

"Entering the US and Canada was complicated, but was worth it"

For Fresh-o-Fair, the COVID-19 pandemic was devastating and interesting at the same time, explains Claudia Munoz, CO-Founder of the company. "In Europe, everything froze, customers were canceling standing orders, it was difficult to get new ones, and we had a lot of uncertainty." To take advantage of the…

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US (MI): Greenhouse donating plants for positivity

Things are looking a little greener in the Chippewa Valley. Around this time every year, Chippewa Valley Growers in Eau Claire donates thousands of plants to local churches, elderly care facilities, and numerous other organizations. At the end of the growing season, unsold annuals and vegetable plants…

Pleasant View Gardens releases new 2022-23 grower resource guide

Pleasant View Gardens has recently released its new Grower Resource Guide for the 2022-23 growing season.  “It’s exciting to present our customers with this new catalog,” grins Andy Huntington, national sales manager at Pleasant View Gardens. “We continue to work diligently to add new varieties and programs that…

UK: Consultation opens to address skills needs for the agri-food sector

A new draft strategy to address the skills needs of the horticultural and food sector has been published by Growing Kent & Medway and is now open for consultation. Growers, processors, manufacturers, distributors, and technology companies in the food and drink value chain are encouraged to have their say…

Promenade launches point of sale management solution for florists across America

Promenade Group announced a streamlined, integrated business management platform for florists with the availability of BloomNation powered by Promenade POS. Complementing the…

DryGair to present innovative growing concept at Cultivate ‘22

Dehumidifier manufacturer, DryGair, will be presenting their new concept for greenhouse growing, ‘A New Way to Grow,’ at Cultivate ’22 in Columbus, Ohio. DryGair develops high-capacity, efficient dehumidifiers for commercial horticulture in greenhouses, indoor grow rooms, and drying rooms. ‘A New Way to Grow’…

Polish clematis nursery joins Fleuroselect

The Polish nursery Clematis, the Source of Good Climbers has become a member of the international organization for the ornamental plant industry Fleuroselect during the 51st…

Jonathan Ralling joins Marginpar as Group Managing Director

Marginpar has appointed Jonathan Ralling as the new Group Managing Director. Ralling joins the company with more than 20 years of experience in the horticultural industry with a proven track record on the executive management level. He is an engaging, driven, analytical leader who says he 'enjoys the…

Haoyu Group:

"We are always serious when it comes to farming"

Haoyu Group is one of China's best-known large-scale, modern agriculture companies. They produce a wide variety of products including snack tomatoes and roses. CEO Zhao of Haoyu Group previously talked about their snack tomatoes, and has now come back to talk about their roses. "Our greenhouses for roses…

Five new varieties earn AAS Winner Award

All-America Selections has five new AAS Winners available now for the 2023 garden season. Brokers, growers and retailers have plenty of time to add these impressive winners to their product mix in order for consumers to find them for next year’s garden. Breeder contacts are included in each winner…

interview with Eef Zwinkels of Royal Brinkman

A new way to grow concept launched to optimize growth and maximize energy savings

Eef Zwinkels is Royal Brinkman’s technical account manager and the person to contact if you need advice or have questions about humidity or moisture problems in the greenhouse. This interview was conducted with Zwinkels about DryGair’s ‘A New Way to Grow’ concept. What is ‘a new way to trow’?“’A New Way…

"Our farm offers the best sunflower experience on the East Coast"

Holland Ridge Farms' 300-acre farm is now bursting with millions of sunflowers, dahlias, lilies, gladiolus, and more. Rows and rows of colorful flowers as far as the eye can see. The farm invites visitors to pick the flowers at just $1 per stem. But there is more to do at their floral paradise. Each year…

US (FD): New model for online Extension training launches

Growers and technical staff in the greenhouse and controlled environment industry can gain a new qualification in plant health management with collaboration from two award-winning online Extension training programs offered by the University of Florida and Michigan State University. Over 4,000 growers…

AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) awards 2023 opens for entries

The International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2023, organized by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), is now open for entry. Established in 2009, the awards celebrate best practices and recognize the ‘best of the best’ in ornamentals production.  Supported by Headline Partner…

‘Magnificent seven’ clock up 230+ years of service at Wyevale Nurseries

Six current and one retired team member from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford have recently been recognised for notching-up more than 30 or 40 years of long service with…

Aris Horticulture announces changes within Sales Team

Tim Gartrell, Aris Director of Sales, has announced his retirement after 19 years with Aris Horticulture. Tim has been an outstanding member of the team and will be missed. Dave Ogle has been hired as Aris Director of Sales effective June 29, 2022. He will be responsible for managing sales across Green…

Almost all Marginpar flowers now fully certified

Marginpar announces that Tsanga Flora, one of their partner farms in Zimbabwe, has obtained all its MPS certificates. As of June 2022, they are in possession of MPS-C, MPS-SQ, and MPS GAP*. With these certificates, Tsanga Flora now aligns with the FSI 2025 basket. The Tsanga Flora flower farm covers 18…

Cultivation systems for new and existing markets

As a supplier of cultivation systems, many tend to focus on developing cultivation systems that enable crops to achieve optimum production, and that production is influenced…

Deal reached to take over 1.4-hectare greenhouse

This week Fachjan reached an agreement with Gerrit Stolze to take over his Kentia nursery in De Lier (NL). The 1.4-hectare greenhouse will be purchased by Fachjan as of November 2022, but the stock has been purchased by Fachjan as of Monday 4 July and is offered via the fixed channels and Floriday.…

Cheng and Miller elected as Horticultural Society Fellows

Congratulations to Lailiang Cheng and Bill Miller, who were elected as Fellows of the American Society of Horticultural Science for 2022. Fellows of the Society are recognized for outstanding contributions to horticulture in one or more of the following areas: research, teaching, administration, or…

Growers at heart - Montana Lisianthus

Montana Lisianthus has been specializing in growing Lisianthus cut flowers for more than 30 years. Back then, this flower was called Eustoma. The nursery produces year-round and is located on the outskirts of Poeldijk, in the heart of the greenhouse horticulture region of the Dutch Westland. Corine and…

Modiform 2022-2023 catalog: presentation and products

A new season, a new catalog, and a new way of looking at products: Modiform's 2022-2023 digital catalog has been launched. The catalog is full of beautiful and sustainable products. Modiform aims to bring about sustainable change in the horticulture sector and close the material loop. That is why the…

Dümmen Orange shows full support for Flower Inspiration Days in Malaysia

After two years, the Dümmen Orange team made a physical appearance at Flower Inspiration Days Malaysia. This year's Flower Inspiration Days Malaysia 2022 (FIDM), which took place in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia's flower-planting region, was a great success. Despite having participated in the online…

US: Expanding uses of edible flowers help fuel strong demand

Edible flower demand has come back strong as the world continues to make its way out of the pandemic. "Demand is significantly stronger than last year at this time," says Norma St. Amant, Chief Executive Officer of Fresh Origins based in San Marcos, California. "Last year, we were still recovering from…


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