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Houseplant demand at young plant grower and distributor Vita Farms is through the roof

Established in 2010, Vita Farms is one of the leading growers and distributors of young plants in Guatemala with a…

Guatemala: Growing ornamental plants at the crossroads of world trade

With fertile lava soils, a tropical climate on the coasts, a temperate climate in the highlands, and abundant rainwater, Central…

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…

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Houseplant demand at young plant grower and distributor Vita Farms is through the roof

Established in 2010, Vita Farms is one of the leading growers and distributors of young plants in Guatemala with a…

Guatemala: Growing ornamental plants at the crossroads of world trade

With fertile lava soils, a tropical climate on the coasts, a temperate climate in the highlands, and abundant rainwater, Central…

Laguna Plants and Kwekerij Tass  acquire Stricker Plants portfolio of carnivorous plants

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Specialist medinella grower Laguna and calathea grower Tass Nurseries from Wateringen, the Netherlands will acquire from Stricker Plants…

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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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Houseplant demand at young plant grower and distributor Vita Farms is through the roof

Established in 2010, Vita Farms is one of the leading growers and distributors of young plants in Guatemala with a…

Guatemala: Growing ornamental plants at the crossroads of world trade

With fertile lava soils, a tropical climate on the coasts, a temperate climate in the highlands, and abundant rainwater, Central…

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…

It’s tulip time in the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: The Dutch cut tulip season has kicked off on National Tulip Day, Saturday 15 January. Tulip growers on…

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…

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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…

Kuehne+Nagel becomes the first air logistics provider to offer customers sustainable fuel option for all shipments

SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland: Kuehne+Nagel becomes the first air logistics provider to offer its customers the option to purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuel…

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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

It’s tulip time in the Netherlands

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: The Dutch cut tulip season has kicked off on National Tulip Day, Saturday 15 January. Tulip growers on cargo bikes and the nation’s most loved comedian put smiles…

Australia’s ‘Circle of light’ competition draws inspiration from Covid-19

MT ANNAN, Australia: WildFlowers Australia (WFA), the national industry body focusing on the marketing and sales of cut flower and foliage products of Australian and closely related South African species…

AIPH Partners with the European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations (EFB) for Greener Cities

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), the world’s champion for the power of plants, is proud to welcome EFB as a partner for the AIPH World Green City Awards…

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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,…

The newest ICL innovation is coming: Osmocote 5

WAARDENBURG, Netherlands: With over 50 years of experience, ICL Specialty Fertilizers has now developed the fifth generation of innovative controlled-release fertilizers: Osmocote 5. The future of stronger and healthier plants…

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…

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