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Colombian flowers and art combine at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

MIAMI, USA: Asocolflores, the Association of Colombian flower exporters, is always looking for new and creative ways for brand activation…

Wyevale Nurseries supplies plants for London park regeneration

LONDON, UK: Southwark Council has transformed a south London park with the help of Wyevale Nurseries in Herefordshire and Devon-based…

Flamingo International and French flower grower and distributor Bigot Fleurs to join forces

ALLONNES, France: Flamingo International, a supplier of cut flowers and prepared vegetables to most of the UK’s leading retailers, is…

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China’s Hawaii to become free trade port with benefits for plant breeders

The Hainan Free Trade Port (“Hainan FTP”) is currently being planned and constructed in China’s southern island province of Hainan.…

Broekhof USA earns FSC® certification for North America

MIAMI, USA:  Broekhof USA, a global leader in flower packaging, has earned the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody…

Turkey’s export of flower and plants gains momentum

According to the Turkish Ornamental Plants and Products Exporters Association, Turkey’s flower industry is in excellent health, rapidly growing its…

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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. …

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Markets

Markets

Colombian flowers and art combine at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

MIAMI, USA: Asocolflores, the Association of Colombian flower exporters, is always looking for new and creative ways for brand activation…

Wyevale Nurseries supplies plants for London park regeneration

LONDON, UK: Southwark Council has transformed a south London park with the help of Wyevale Nurseries in Herefordshire and Devon-based…

Flamingo International and French flower grower and distributor Bigot Fleurs to join forces

ALLONNES, France: Flamingo International, a supplier of cut flowers and prepared vegetables to most of the UK’s leading retailers, is…

Sustainable Sourcing Scan provides one stop solution for FSI members

AALSMEER, Netherlands: The Dutch Association of Wholesalers in Floricultural Products (VGB) has launched the Sustainable Sourcing Scan. The tool does…

Novelties

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…

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…

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

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…

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

Bosman Van Zaal helps Rocket Farms optimise their logistics processes in living herbs production

HALFMOON BAY, USA: Dutch greenhouse builder and horticultural engineering company Bosman Van Zaal in association with its sister company Crea-Tech…

Van der Ende Group joins AVAG

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Dutch based sector body AVAG has further increased its representation of the Netherlands’ glasshouse construction and equipment sector with…

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…

Events

Colombian flowers and art combine at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

MIAMI, USA: Asocolflores, the Association of Colombian flower exporters, is always looking for new and creative ways for brand activation at events. This week, Colombian flowers will wow a crowd…

IPM Essen can count on full government support despite testing times

ESSEN, Germany: Germany’s leading horticultural media outlet Taspo reports that the country’s federal government provides up to €12,500 to small and medium sized (SMEs) registered in Germany for participation  in…

Accomplished event organiser will bring back togetherness and faith in face-to-face business through his new Landscape Istanbul Fair

ISTANBUL, Turkey: Mustafa Gültekin Gökgül, managing director of Athena Fuarcilik and an accomplished horticultural trade show organiser, is delighted to announce Landscape Istanbul 2022 which will premier from 13-16 October…

People

People

People

People

Dennis van der Lubbe
Flower Council of Holland chief to quit at crunch moment for the organisation  

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Flower Council of Holland’s managing director Dennis van der Lubbe will step down at the end of the…

AIPH welcomes new Board Members

DIDCOT, UK: The General Meeting of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) concluded the online edition of the 73rd Annual…

Rodrigo Santos named member of the Board of Management, Bayer AG, and President of the Crop Science division

LEVERKUSEN, Germany: The Supervisory Board of Bayer AG has appointed Rodrigo Santos (48) to the company’s Board of Management and…

Könst Alstroemeria welcomes new CEO Paco van der Louw

RIJSENHOUT, Netherlands: Könst Alstroemeria, a highly specialised plant breeding company in alstroemeria and zantedeschia, is delighted to welcome its new…

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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