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Airline industry stats confirm 2020 was worst year on record

MONTREAL, Canada:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) publication with performance figures…

AIPH and GreenTech join forces in virtual conference to debate the path to sustainability in ornamental horticulture

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

2021 Farwest Show offers continuing education units for pesticide applicators, arborists and landscape professionals 

PORTLAND, USA:  The 2021 Farwest Show, happening August 18–20, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, is offering seven…

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AIPH and GreenTech join forces in virtual conference to debate the path to sustainability in ornamental horticulture

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

Christmas in August: delivering a pest-free Poinsettia requires a grower’s eagle eye      

WESTERLOO, Belgium: Although consumers mainly associate Poinsettias with the festive season, growers are already embarking on the challenge to deliver…

Florist North America changes name into HilverdaFlorist North America

DE KWAKEL, Netherlands: Netherlands-based cut flower (gerbera, carnation, alstroemeria, and limonium) and potted plant (Inticancha alstroemerias, Glamour Helleborus, Garvinea gerberas,…

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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

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Markets

Markets

Airline industry stats confirm 2020 was worst year on record

MONTREAL, Canada:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) publication with performance figures…

AIPH and GreenTech join forces in virtual conference to debate the path to sustainability in ornamental horticulture

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

2021 Farwest Show offers continuing education units for pesticide applicators, arborists and landscape professionals 

PORTLAND, USA:  The 2021 Farwest Show, happening August 18–20, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, is offering seven…

Colombia’s premier horticultural trade show Proflora postponed

BOGOTA, Colombia: Event organiser and Proflora director Cristina Uricoechea announced that this year’s Proflora show in Colombia will not happen…

Novelties

Florensis and Ball Horticultural Company add Diamantina® Dipladenia/Mandevilla to their portfolio

HENDRIK-IDO-AMBACHT, Netherlands: Florensis and Ball Horticultural Company have acquired the Dipladenia/Mandevilla breeding programme from the French company D.H.M. Innovation (DHMI) effective 30 June, 2021. Since 1985, DHMI has been active…

Rosa Eskelund’s floribunda rose ‘Royal Estelle’ named Golden Rose of Baden-Baden

BADEN-BADEN, Germany: The eyecatching pink/apricot floribunda rose ‘Royal Estelle’ was chosen as the most beautiful new breed at this year’s rose competition in Baden-Baden, Germany. A panel of 45 rose…

Lepidium ‘Green Dragon’ is no ordinary leafy green nor an ordinary filler flower

MISHMAR HASHIVA, Israel: It would be unfair to categorize Danziger’s Lepidium ‘Green Dragon®, as an ordinary filler flower. Sure, this latest breeding breakthrough looks great with almost any type of…

Royal Van Zanten adds new yellow variety to their succesful Charmelia series

RIJSENHOUT, Netherlands: Dutch-based plant breeder and propagator Royal Van Zanten is delighted to announce that they have added a new yellow variety to their succesful Charmelia serie. Charmelia, first introduced…

Plant Development Services Inc. to showcase four new plant varieties at Cultivate ’21

LOXLEY, USA: Plant Development Services, Inc. (Loxley, AL) is pleased to announce its 2022 trade releases debuting at Cultivate 2021, July 10 –13, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. “As consumer interest…

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Logistics

Airline industry stats confirm 2020 was worst year on record

MONTREAL, Canada:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) publication with performance figures…

LATAM inks partnership deal with WFS Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain: LATAM Airlines has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a cargo handling contract extension at Barcelona Airport. Having initially…

Air cargo: recovery is in the wings

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

Bosman Van Zaal optimises HPD Potplanten’s logistics processes

DE KWAKEL, Netherlands: In 2019 and 2020, Bosman Van Zaal expanded the existing cultivation system for miniature roses at HPD…

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

RoBoTec PTC GmbH scoops up 2021 Bremen Start-up Award

BREMEN, Germany: RoBoTec PTC is delighted to announce that it has won Sparkasse Bremen and Starthaus Bremen’s annual Bremen Start-up…

Netled inks €15 million deal with potted herb grower Oh My Greens from Sweden

PIRKALA, Finland: Netled and Oh My Greens (OMG) have signed a contract for a three-year investment programme that will see…

Growing vegetables in the Gulf region is not for the faint-hearted

DUBAI, UAE: The Dutch business consortium Dutch Greenhouse Delta provides Dutch expertise in protected cropping. It helps growers around the world…

The autonomous greenhouse, the one, every grower is talking about

Netherlands: Getting the best from your crop will, in future, become more the computer’s responsibility as autonomous growing looks set…

Events

2021 Farwest Show offers continuing education units for pesticide applicators, arborists and landscape professionals 

PORTLAND, USA:  The 2021 Farwest Show, happening August 18–20, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, is offering seven classes that are eligible for pesticide recertification credit hours as…

Colombia’s premier horticultural trade show Proflora postponed

BOGOTA, Colombia: Event organiser and Proflora director Cristina Uricoechea announced that this year’s Proflora show in Colombia will not happen but will instead come back between 4-7 October 2023. Proflora…

Alexandra Farms’ fourth-annual contest draws entries from 22 countries

BOGOTA, Colombia: Alexandra Farms, the premier grower of fresh cut garden roses and spray roses hosted its annual Garden Rose Design Contest for a fourth year.  The annual event aims to…

People

People

People

People

Grandparents’ Day: Forget-me-nots to remember those who raised us

People thought I was crazy chuckles Charles Lansdorp remembering the reactions his industry peers gave to his Grandparents’ Day initiative.…

Former Floriade President and flower auction visionary Jan van Doesburg dies at 89

AALSMEER, Netherlands: Former Floriade and VBN President Jan van Doesburg died in Aalsmeer, Netherlands on 29 July 2021, aged 89.…

‘Balancing supply and demand to avoid a situation of oversupply’

NORTH CAROLINA, USA: In the latest edition of FloraCulture International, we interview Abe van Wingerden, who, alongside his brother Art,…

Van Zanten Breeding welcomes Rick Kroon as new commercial director

RIJSENHOUT, Netherlands: Dutch-based plant breeder and propagator Van Zanten Breeding announces the appointment of Rick Kroon to the role of…

Opinion

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…

Covid-19: One year later

Well, it is now a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the global population.  We have never experienced anything like…

Growing trees is not as instant as 3D printing

"We, the tree growers from Italy, believe that the United Nations Global Impact and the EU’s Green Deal uniquely position…

A new standard for recycled trays and flower buckets on the horizon

At the beginning of 2021, a well-known discussion was taken up again in Europe about the necessity for more sustainable…

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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