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Registration for the first Global Wedding Flowers Webinar is now open

FloraCulture International (FCI) magazine, supported by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), and Flower Academy Italy are delighted to…

Director of Flamingo Horticulture Martin Hudson
Flamingo Horticulture: Lessons in building a sustainable, scalable, and winning business

FCI interviews Martin Hudson, co-founder and director of Flamingo International Group, a core supplier of cut flowers and prepared vegetables…

Netafim to launch new sustainability-enhancing innovations at this week’s EIMA show

BOLOGNA, Italy: Netafim, the global leader of sustainable precision irrigation solutions and agricultural projects, announced today it will launch several…

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International conference demonstrates many initiatives to make ornamental horticulture more sustainable

Sustainability is now a high priority, at Board level, for many businesses in the ornamental horticulture industry. Not only is…

Volcanic eruption on La Palma wreaks havoc on the Canary island’s sole protea farm

LA PALMA, Spain: A layer of ash continues to blanket the proteas grown by the eighty members of Proteas La…

Evanthia’s new celosia cristata is a shining example of co-creation between breeder grower and wholesaler

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Gone are the days that a flower breeder spent years achieving a real breeding breakthrough, send out a…

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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…

Kenya

Kenya: direct markets can offer better prices

It’s now almost two years since Clement Tulezi succeeded Jane Ngige as CEO of the Kenya Flower Council. …

Markets

Markets

Markets

Markets

Registration for the first Global Wedding Flowers Webinar is now open

FloraCulture International (FCI) magazine, supported by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), and Flower Academy Italy are delighted to…

Director of Flamingo Horticulture Martin Hudson
Flamingo Horticulture: Lessons in building a sustainable, scalable, and winning business

FCI interviews Martin Hudson, co-founder and director of Flamingo International Group, a core supplier of cut flowers and prepared vegetables…

Netafim to launch new sustainability-enhancing innovations at this week’s EIMA show

BOLOGNA, Italy: Netafim, the global leader of sustainable precision irrigation solutions and agricultural projects, announced today it will launch several…

Butterfly on a white flower
Webinar – Join us in making the critical link between city biodiversity and global conservation

Cities are gaining recognition as identifiable ecosystems. The role they play in global conservation is gathering attention, particularly as urban…

Novelties

Dümmen Orange’s ‘Bluez+’ rose wins coveted award at Proflora 2021 varieties competition

BOGOTA, Colombia: Dümmen Orange, the world’s largest breeder and propagator of cut flowers, bulbs, tropical plants, pot plants, bedding plants and perennials, together with partnering growers, took home the major…

There is only one Nevada fern

BURGH HAAMSTED, Netherlands: The USA was the first country to adopt Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Nevada’, also known as the Nevada fern. It was spotted accidentally in an Aalsmeer greenhouse more than…

Farwest Show judges choose Sensational® Lavender as Best in Show at New Varieties Showcase 

PORTLAND, USA:  Sensational® Lavender (Lavandula intermedia ‘Tesseract’ PP31786) was chosen by judged as the Best in Show winner in the 2021 Farwest Show’s New Varieties Showcase. The plant, discovered by…

Farwest Show voting attendees choose Kimono™ Hydrangea as People’s Choice winner at New Varieties Showcase 

PORTLAND, USA: Kimono™ Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hokomareki’ USPPAF), hybridised in the Netherlands by Kolster BV and introduced by  Curoplant Co., was chosen by voting attendees as the People’s Choice Winner…

‘Speaking Blossoms’ spray rose premieres at Dutch flower auction

AALSMEER, Netherlands: One of the latest breeding breakthroughs in roses, Rosa ‘Speaking Blossoms’ made its début at the world’s largest flower auction Royal FloraHolland in Aalsmeer last month. The rose…

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Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

PMA unable to put on Fresh Summit 2021 due to hurricane Ida

NEWARK, USA: Produce Marketing Association (PMA)  has decided it will be unable to put on Fresh Summit 2021 scheduled for…

Are the bots on their way to your greenhouse crop?

The latest update is in and it all seems good: the drone image data predicts your Easter weekend crop is…

Exporting flowers and plants by aeroplane is on the rise

Carlo Vijverberg and Alex van der Goes are the directors of Florca, a company specialising in exporting cut flowers and…

The four best IPM practices to protect roses against False Codling Moth infestations

Thaumatotibia leucotreta, commonly known as the False Codling Moth (FCM), is a threat to the production and marketing of roses,…

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

Netafim to launch new sustainability-enhancing innovations at this week’s EIMA show

BOLOGNA, Italy: Netafim, the global leader of sustainable precision irrigation solutions and agricultural projects, announced today it will launch several…

Van der Ende Groep launches powerful new tool to remove pathogens by ultrafiltration from drainwater

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Dutch Van der Ende Group, a leading supplier of water treatment solutions, has recently launched Kathari – an…

Are the bots on their way to your greenhouse crop?

The latest update is in and it all seems good: the drone image data predicts your Easter weekend crop is…

Working towards a climate-neutral greenhouse crop production

With the Dutch horticulture industry working towards ‘climate neutral’ greenhouse crop production by 2040 at a session of GreenTech's online…

Events

Butterfly on a white flower
Webinar – Join us in making the critical link between city biodiversity and global conservation

Cities are gaining recognition as identifiable ecosystems. The role they play in global conservation is gathering attention, particularly as urban populations grow. The next City of London Green City Briefing,…

Botanic directors win 2021 EY Auvergne Rhône Alpes Entrepreneur of the Year Award

LYON, France: Botanic’s Luc Blanchet, CEO of one of France’s leading garden centre chains, and the group’s general director Eric Bouchet were both awarded the title of Entrepreneur of the…

AIPH announces Virtual International Horticultural Expo Conference

For the past 18 months, people have faced isolation challenges worldwide as they cope with the Covid-19 Pandemic. Many have sought and found harmony interacting with nature and in open…

People

People

People

People

Director of Flamingo Horticulture Martin Hudson
Flamingo Horticulture: Lessons in building a sustainable, scalable, and winning business

FCI interviews Martin Hudson, co-founder and director of Flamingo International Group, a core supplier of cut flowers and prepared vegetables…

Horticultural supplier Royal Brinkman Group welcomes Leon Verkoelen as new sales manager Europe

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Dutch based horticultural supplier Royal Brinkman today announced the expansion of its international sales team, appointing Leon Verkoelen…

Great Lakes Floral Association announces new addition to board of directors

HASLETT, USA: The Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA), a multi-state full-service trade organisation representing more than 400 florists, growers, wholesalers,…

Volunteer leader, industry champion and business expert Bob Williams dies at 75

ALEXANDRIA, USA: Robert “Bob” Williams II, AAF, PFCI, former Vice-President of North American Operations for Smithers-Oasis, passed away with his…

Opinion

Climate change is here

Dr David Bek is a Reader in Sustainable Economies based at the Research Centre for Business in Society at Coventry…

PBR in relation to harvested material

Mia Buma is Ornamentals Production Advisor to AIPH, wrote in the July-August 2021 edition of FloraCulture International magazine. AIPH’s Novelty…

Paying homage to the auction clock

In the run-up to Mother’s Day, Royal FloraHolland reported a record week turnover of over 170 million euros. This achievement…

Fred van Tol
Proud of being part of the floricultural industry

Netherlands: Fred van Tol, Manager of International Development at Royal FloraHolland, writes in the latest edition FloraCulture International, July-August 2021…

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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