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Understanding and developing ornamental horticulture in China

Join a free webinar this week on Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 2pm (CET) to take the pulse of what…

Flower markets
Turkish Flowers launches first Virtual Trade Mission

ANKARA, Turkey, DELFT, Netherlands: Turkish Flowers, the International Association for Horticultural Producers AIPH and media partner FloraCulture International (FCI) announce…

Jaap Kras
Demand far exceeds supply, but all is not rosy for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, or the celebration of LOVE, originated as a religious ceremony during Roman times. In the early centuries, it…

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Production

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Production

Floragard’s Eco Glue may help to secure the future of press pot production

OLDENBURG, Germany: Floragard, a long-established and reputable manufacturer of exclusive growing media products and specialist mix substrates, has successfully trialed…

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…

Giorgio Tesi sells its Floramiata investments

PIANCASTAGNAIO, Italy: The Pistoia-based Giorgio Tesi  Group nursery has offloaded its shares in tropical foliage plant grower Floramiata from Tuscany. …

Country Showcase

China

Understanding and developing ornamental horticulture in China

Join a free webinar this week on Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 2pm (CET) to take the pulse…

Chinese bike with flowers cargo
Portugal

Portugal has the right conditions for a growing market

Author: Ron van der Ploeg Reporting on Portugal’s domestic production, including figures is not an easy task as…

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. …

France

Floralies Internationales Nantes

“If life is nothing more than a passage, let’s at least sow flowers along it.” (Michel Eyquem de…

Italy

Plant propagating in Italy: An Overview

FCI takes an in-depth look at the past, present and future Italy’s plant propagation industry. Four major players…

Poland

The Polish nursery stock industry maintains a balance between the past and the future

Working to its strengths the Polish nursery sector focuses on a wide range of products that are suitable…

Africa

The land of the Big Five. The African continent. The African flower industry has had significant growth over…

COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19

Covid-19 in Scotland: united retailers urge click and collect to remain during lockdown

DIDCOT, UK:  Retail industry representatives have written a joint letter to the Scottish Government’s Economy Secretary, Fiona Hyslop MSP, to…

French florists ready to fight back

Author: Ron van der Ploeg 29 October, PARIS, France: Today, the President of the French florist association Fédération Française des…

Virtual Tour to mark Syngenta’s Autumn Trials

ENKHUIZEN, Netherlands: On November 18 Syngenta Flowers will launch a new Virtual Tour supporting the Autumn Trials. This time the…

Spain’s agriculture minister announces nation-wide campaign to promote flowers and plants

Author: Ron van der Ploeg MADRID, Spain: Spanish agriculture minister Luis Planas announces a range of measures to support the…

Novelties

CNB puts Papaver orientale ‘Pink Perfection’ in the spotlight

LISSE, Netherlands: Dutch bulb grower’s cooperative and perennial plant trader CNB puts Papaver orientale ‘Pink Perfection’ in the limelight, highlighting the perennial’s elegance and bee-friendliness. Papaver orientale ‘Pink Perfection’ genuinely…

‘Global interpretation of how New Breeding Techniques would benefit horticulture’

The International Association of Horticultural Producers - AIPH, welcomed participants from around the world to an online seminar on Novelty Protection on Tuesday 19 January. AIPH is the World’s Champion…

CNB New Plants puts Miscanthus ‘Neil Lucas’’ in the spotlight

LISSE, Netherlands: Dutch bulb growers’s cooperative and perennial plant trader CNB puts Miscanthus sinensis ‘Neil Lucas’ in the limelight, highlighting the ornamental grass’ elegance and structural qualities. Miscanthus sinensis ‘Neil…

CNB New Plants puts Panicum virgatum ‘Sangria’ in the spotlight

LISSE, Netherlands: Dutch bulb growers’s cooperative and perennial plant trader CNB puts Panicum virgatum ‘Sangria’ in the limelight, highlighting the ornamental grass’ elegance and structural qualities. Bred by Hans Meskers,…

Dümmen Orange launches two new Vitamum garden mums

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Reliability in cultivation and enduring consumer appeal – these two important qualities are shared by the garden mum varieties Lively Red Bicolor and Lively Pink Bicolor, that is…

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Vaccine delivery won’t inject further disruption to air cargo’s current burdens

SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland: What does the global distribution of 15 billion Covid-19 vaccines mean for an already heavily battered air cargo…

Air cargo’s recovery cools in November

LONDON, UK: Market analyses by CLIVE Data Services for last month show that airlines’ hopes of a peak season boost…

Global airlines face daunting prospect of burning through $38.7bn of cash next year

GENEVA, Switzerland: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published a revised outlook for airline industry performance, predicting 'deep losses…

Ethiopian Cargo ready for one of the biggest logistical challenges in modern history

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the multi-award winning & largest cargo network operator in Africa, owning the…

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

Pöppelmann TEKU’s Circular360 pots now available in a range of colours

LOHNE, Germany:  German horticulture packaging and plastic manufacturer Pöppelmann TEKU® is pleased to announce that its Circular360 pots are now…

Bottom heat that rolls out like a carpet

COTATI, USA: Growers now have a quick, easy way to provide the game-changing root zone heating that plants prefer. Roll’N…

The Netherlands and Mexico sign MOU to strengthen collaboration

Author: Ron van der Ploeg HILVERSUM, Netherlands: Mexico-based horticultural training centre Ceickor, biocontrols supplier Koppert and the international hub for…

HAL Investments to take minority stake in Dutch greenhouse builder Prins Group

Author: Ron van der Ploeg KWINTSHEUL, Netherlands, 3 November 2020:  HAL Investments has announced a minority investment in Dutch greenhouse…

Events

Chinese bike with flowers cargo
Understanding and developing ornamental horticulture in China

Join a free webinar this week on Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 2pm (CET) to take the pulse of what is happening within China’s ornamental horticulture industry. FloraCulture International (FCI)…

The Iranian Society for Ornamental Plants takes International Congress online

Author: Ron van der Ploeg AHVAZ, Iran: The Iranian Society for Ornamental Plants (ISOP), the Ornamental Plants Research Centre (OPRC) and Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture are pleased to announce the…

Expo 2021 Hatay (Turkey) to postpone opening by eight months

DIDCOT, UK: The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and Expo 2021 Hatay have agreed upon 10 December 2021 to 30 May 2022 as the new dates for their AIPH-approved…

People

People

People

People

Former FCI-correspondent Nancy Laws dies at 79

SANDPOINT,  USA: When FCI's Italian correspondent Arturo Croci sent former FCI correspondent Nancy Laws his Christmas wishes in December, he…

GME rep joins Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP) as new Board member

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Growing Media Europe (GME) , the industry body for the  European growing media industry is pleased to announce…

Dutch Flower Foundation names new Chair

DE KWAKEL, Netherlands: The Dutch Flower Foundation today announced that it has appointed Marcel Zandvliet, Marketing and Sustainability chief (CMO/CSO)…

Royal recognition for outgoing DFG CEO Marco van Zijverden

DE KWAKEL, Netherlands: On Monday 14 December 2020, Marco van Zijverden, the outgoing CEO of  Dutch Flower Group (DFG), became…

Opinion

Jaap Kras
Demand far exceeds supply, but all is not rosy for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, or the celebration of LOVE, originated as a religious ceremony during Roman times. In the early centuries, it…

FRANK-DE-HEK
Global M&A activity severely hit by Covid-19

"The number of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in the overall economy dropped by nearly 50 per cent after the…

JAN DIETER BRUNS
Whoever stops, falls behind

"At the time of writing, the number of coronavirus infections worldwide is nearing eight million and global deaths 1.1 million.…

Tailoring Approaches

‘‘If I’d have asked the people what they wanted, they would have said ‘faster horses’’- Henry Ford Having made acquaintance…

R&D

Floragard’s Eco Glue may help to secure the future of press pot production

OLDENBURG, Germany: Floragard, a long-established and reputable manufacturer of exclusive growing media products and specialist mix substrates, has successfully trialed its newest substrate additive Flora Eco-Glue which may secure the…

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…

Giorgio Tesi sells its Floramiata investments

PIANCASTAGNAIO, Italy: The Pistoia-based Giorgio Tesi  Group nursery has offloaded its shares in tropical foliage plant grower Floramiata from Tuscany.  Tesi’s move to withdraw their assets from the Floramiata company…

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