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International Fresh Produce Association publishes Valentine’s Day 2022 floral forecast

NEWARK, USA: It appears that even during a pandemic, consumers believe it is important to celebrate those they love. With…

Dutch Chrysanthemums take centre stage at St Petersburg’s inaugural Wedding Guide Expo

ST PETERSBURG, Russia: St Petersburg is arguably one of Russia’s best city wedding destinations. Wedding ceremonies are unthinkable without flowers.…

Beacon®Impatiens continues to shine the light with announcement of 2022 charity support

WEST CHICAGO, USA:  PanAmerican Seed® is pleased to continue its charitable give-back to less widely known causes through annual donations…

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Selecta One adds Moraglia genetics to its portfolio

STUTTGART, Germany: In line with the strategic extension of its product portfolio Selecta one, has establish a long-term cooperation with…

Advanced substrate boosts the industry’s green credentials

Klasmann-Deilmann has launched a new substrate called Advanced. It sets the bar high for responsible horticulture combining the most valuable…

China’s floral mass market is “blooming fast-growing! “

Ms Na Yu from Huazhi Flowers is a core supplier of cut flowers to Chinese retailer Freshippo. In an exclusive…

Country Showcase

Canada

YOTG 2022: Appreciating Canada’s horticultural heritage

“Live the Garden Life” is a cheery New Year’s Resolution, and it’s also the Canadian Garden Council’s call-to-action…

China

Half a decade of flower e-commerce development in China

Zhu Yueyi, Jia Lan and Liu Minjia drive one of China's largest flower subscription delivery businesses from their…

ReFresh Flower Shop
South Korea

Signs of thaw for South Korea’s flower industry

Ornamental horticulture in South Korea has long been side-lined due to the country’s focus on rapid industrialisation and…

China

Chinese New Year spending survey

The China Flowers and Horticulture magazine recently published insights into 2020 consumer habits and trends based on online…

South Africa

South Africa’s Together We Bloom charity is built to last

Together We Bloom is a not-for-profit charitable initiative started by the horticultural industry in South Africa in association…

China

China’s high horticultural ambitions are already worth an estimated $20 billion

BEIJING, China: Uncle Wang is becoming part of a growing band of 'influencers' in China who sell flowers…

Portugal

Portugal has the right conditions for a growing market

Reporting on Portugal’s domestic production, including figures is not an easy task as reliable data is limited and…

China

China’s ornamental horticulture in focus

Author: Wen-Ke Dong* BEIJING, China: Ornamental horticulture and landscaping in China grew from practically nothing in the early…

Georgia

Georgia’s boxwood apocalypse

Author: Dr Audrey Gerber / Photos: Iryna Matsiakh Outbreak and spread of pests and diseases of Boxwood threaten…

Devastation of boxwood in Georgia forest
Russia

FlowersExpo Moscow

While the Russian economy has slowed more or less to a standstill, FlowersExpo (September 10-12, 2019) held at…

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Markets

Markets

Markets

International Fresh Produce Association publishes Valentine’s Day 2022 floral forecast

NEWARK, USA: It appears that even during a pandemic, consumers believe it is important to celebrate those they love. With…

Dutch Chrysanthemums take centre stage at St Petersburg’s inaugural Wedding Guide Expo

ST PETERSBURG, Russia: St Petersburg is arguably one of Russia’s best city wedding destinations. Wedding ceremonies are unthinkable without flowers.…

Beacon®Impatiens continues to shine the light with announcement of 2022 charity support

WEST CHICAGO, USA:  PanAmerican Seed® is pleased to continue its charitable give-back to less widely known causes through annual donations…

Selecta One adds Moraglia genetics to its portfolio

STUTTGART, Germany: In line with the strategic extension of its product portfolio Selecta one, has establish a long-term cooperation with…

Novelties

Spotlight on Runaway Bride hydrangea

WEILER-SIMMERBERG, Germany: It is relevant that products are not purely generic and easy to replace. With this in mind, Richard Petri rolled out a marketing campaign for hydrangea ‘Runaway Bride’.…

KVBC honours 11 garden roses with Certificate of Excellence

HILLEGOM, Netherlands: Boskoop’s Royal Horticultural Society (KVBC)  honours eleven roses with Certificate of  Excellence. Since 2017, Boskoop’s Royal Horticultural Society (KVBC) has been judging gardens roses and awarding them with…

German perennial seed supplier Jelitto to launch its new catalogue

SCHWARMSTEDT, Germany: German perennial seed supplier Jelitto Staudensamen has highlighted azure blue lathyrus vernus and tri-coloured allum schoenoprasum mix as absolute showstoppers in their catalogue which will soon roll off…

Seven new varieties earn prestigious AAS Winner Award

DOWNER’S GROVE, USA:  All-America Selections (AAS), North America’s most well-known and respected non-profit plant trialing organisation, is pleased to announce the following new winners for the 2022 garden season. In…

Wyevale Nurseries launches retail plant collections for 2022

HEREFORD, UK: UK-based Wyevale Nurseries has put together a selection of plants for garden centres to follow the predicted trends for the retail sector next year. Wyevale Nurseries predict boldly…

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

New Kuehne+Nagel sea freight disruption indicator points to persistent supply chain challenges

SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland: Kuehne+Nagel is launching the Seaexplorer disruption indicator to measure the efficiency of the world container shipping networks. The…

Air cargo demand continues to be well above pre-crisis levels, IATA says

GENEVA, Switzerland:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released October 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand…

Colombia and Ecuador struggle to keep the farm-fresh flower promise as supply chain disruption continues

The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare the fragility of supply chains, and floral is no exception. In the early days…

Cargo Volumes: ‘We have been going at full throttle despite the market being under severe pressure’

Pent up demand, increased loading efficiency and cargo volumes continue to grow, but elevated air freight rates and capacity limits…

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

Measuring = accurately knowing and controlling what you are measuring

INADCO Engineering is one of Europe’s leading measurement equipment distributors and manufacturers, servicing amongst many sectors the horticultural industry since…

COFRA acquires Dutch greenhouse constructor Dalsem

ZUG, Switzerland:  COFRA Holding (“COFRA”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Dalsem, a leading developer of complete, high-tech greenhouse…

Greenovation or frustration? Bernhard Nurseries has the answer

Dutch-based ornamentals grower Bernhard Nurseries recently won the 2021 Royal FloraHolland Greenovation Award. While Bram Bernhard sees the prestigious prize…

Exploring the relationship between full integrated control system and key concepts for greenhouse operations

During a grower webinar in November 2021, hosted by US trade magazine Greenhouse Management and Canadian control systems supplier Argus…

Events

Dutch Chrysanthemums take centre stage at St Petersburg’s inaugural Wedding Guide Expo

ST PETERSBURG, Russia: St Petersburg is arguably one of Russia’s best city wedding destinations. Wedding ceremonies are unthinkable without flowers. No wonder Dutch Chrysanthemums occupied pride of place at St…

New look for the UK’s Landscape Show 2022

BIRMINGHAM, UK: Showcasing the Landscaping industry more than ever before, The Landscape Show 2022 looks to bring more exhibitors, more visitors and more features than ever before to Hall 3…

Fiera di Parma postpones Flormart to 21-23 September 2022

PADUA, Italy: Italy’s oldest horticultural trade show Flormart due to take place between 9-11 February 2022 has been postponed as a result of the ongoing spread of Covid-19’s omicron variant.…

People

People

People

People

HTA reacts to death of influential gardening writer and broadcaster Peter Seabrook

DIDCOT, UK: Gardening writer and broadcaster Peter Seabrook has died suddenly aged 86. In a tribute to the legendary gardening…

Raymond Hedges joins RHP as new managing director

WESTLAND, Netherlands: RHP, the Dutch certification scheme for substrates and raw materials today announced that Raymond Hedges has joined the…

Pure Harvest Farms announces new hires to expand its management team

ABU DHABI, UAE: Pure Harvest Smart Farms, a world-leading, sustainable technology-enabled agribusiness, has announced the recent appointment of Saqib Zia…

EU

Francesco Mattina confirmed as CPVO’s President

ANGERS, France: Francesco Mattina was confirmed on 20 December as the Community Plant Variety Office’s (CPVO) new President. Mattina, who…

Opinion

There are no more excuses, only actions

Mrs Maggie Hobbs is the co-owner and director of Tambuzi, a grower in Kenya with goals of having beneficial social…

Extended protection for technically challenging crops

Mr Hidde J. Koenraad is an intellectual property lawyer at Boekx Advocaten Amsterdam. This column was written for the December…

‘Port authorities have not engaged with us to tell us how much they will be charging us’

Jonathan Whittemore, Head of Production and Procurement at Johnsons of Whixley, a wholesale plant nursery based in Kirk Hammerton, Whixley…

Volume revives despite capacity worries

Flying by plane begins again for business travel, but air freight capacity is still a worry Fred van Tol Manager…

R&D

AIPH Plant Health Survey identifies promising global industry investment in plant health and biosecurity  

DIDCOT, UK: The AIPH International Plant Health Survey 2021 reveals the promise of a bio-secure future for the ornamental horticultural industry. It shows a strong commitment to plant health systems,…

UK’s ornamentals industry committed to better collaboration on peat use 

DIDCOT, UK: The horticulture industry and government have welcomed data that shows further decreases in the percentage of peat used in growing media, acknowledging its importance to the sector’s ability…

Naktuinbouw Elite: the certainty of a good start

It has been 25 years since the first batch of Petunia was declared free of virus and shipped to customers with a Naktuinbouw Elite certificate. How did it start?  An outbreak of Fusarium…

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