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Managing director of Floritec’s Uganda-based cutting farm Peter Benders dies unexpectedly

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Peter Benders, managing director of Floritec’s cutting farm Xclusive died in Mairy Ntinda Village, Uganda on 18 April…

Dutch Hardt Hyperloop and Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, FS Italian Group ink MOU to continue joint study

DELFT, Netherlands: The partnership between the FS Italian Group, through Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, and Hardt Hyperloop on a new hyperloop…

Exclusive: Flowersandcents.com speaks with Mayesh president Patrick Dahlson

MIAMI, USA: William Armellini from floral industry forum Flowersandcents.com sat down with Patrick Dahlson, president of Mayesh wholesale florist. Watch…

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Production

Production

Production

A blooming success as Australian rose grower Grandiflora and horticultural supplier Royal Brinkman celebrate 40 years of partnership

WESTLAND, Netherlands, BRAESIDE, Australia: Rose grower Grandiflora and horticultural supplier Royal Brinkman have been working successfully in a strong partnership…

Protea power driving South African floriculture

How can South Africa’s indigenous floriculture help battle climate change impacts - asks Dr David Bek in a recent article…

Chrysanthemum breeder Floritec to relocate its breeding activities

WOUBRUGGE, Netherlands: Floritec, a company that has quickly made a name in the floral industry by breeding durable, disease and pest…

Country Showcase

Italy

Nature’s beauty on display at Euroflora 2022

The International Horticultural Show opened in April and ended on 8 May in the parks of Genoa, giving…

Iran

Roses bloom through many challenges in Iran

On 21 March, Iranians worldwide celebrated the Persian New Year, or Nowruz. For this occasion, we asked flower…

Ukraine

The global flower industry speaks in one voice: ‘Our heart really goes out to Ukraine’

Flower growers, importers, handlers, trade associations and exporters associated with the floristry, landscaping, garden retail and entertainment industry,…

Belgium

Bringing attention to mental wellbeing within Belgium’s ornamentals sector

At its annual conference, held as a zoom meeting in Ghent on 14 December 2021, the Belgian board…

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…

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…

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…

Markets

Markets

Markets

Markets

Exclusive: Flowersandcents.com speaks with Mayesh president Patrick Dahlson

MIAMI, USA: William Armellini from floral industry forum Flowersandcents.com sat down with Patrick Dahlson, president of Mayesh wholesale florist. Watch…

Hops-timistic about the future

Hops are hitting the shops in Germany this spring – and its thanks to “hopstimist” Richard Petri, founder of RiPlant.…

Pandemic sparks a renewed interest in carnations

Dianthus Week in Colombia celebrates carnations’ beauty, colours, shapes, and innovative characteristics. The pandemic saw a global comeback for this…

Opportunity to increase price of plants sold in garden centres

A two-year study on consumers’ purchasing behaviours and in-store and online influences unveiled that price is often an afterthought for…

Novelties

MNP Suntory’s Sundaville Flamingo Pink is ready to spread its wings

LEIMUIDERBRUG, Netherlands: Sundaville® Flamingo Pink, introduced by MNP Suntory is a new stand-alone variety of Mandevilla that features an unusual and delicately speckled flower pattern and petals in soft pink…

Watch out for Geo – a revolutionary new houseplant

WESTLAND, Netherlands/MIAMI, USA: Its official name is Geogenathus ciliatus, aka Geo. And the plant is set to revolutionise the houseplant industry judging from the positive feedback given by trade and…

Schoneveld Breeding celebrates primin-free Primula obconica Touch Me with Open House event

WILP, Netherlands: Dutch-based Schoneveld Breeding hosted an Open House at its premises in Wilp, the Netherlands, in mid-February. Young plant growers and finished plant growers saw a wide range of…

Nature’s Way Farms launches new rare Alocasia Dawn in honour of their founder

MIAMI, USA: Long-recognised as an innovator in the industry, Nature’s Way Farms, located in Miami, FL, is celebrating another milestone by introducing a new and exotic patented pending Alocasia variety…

Hydrangea grower Sjaak van Schie celebrates early start of Spring with new brand identity and cool new varieties

MAASDIJK, Netherlands: Spring is off to an early start with above-average temperatures in much of the Netherlands - and to celebrate this, Hydrangea grower Sjaak van Schie reveals a new…

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Dutch Hardt Hyperloop and Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, FS Italian Group ink MOU to continue joint study

DELFT, Netherlands: The partnership between the FS Italian Group, through Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, and Hardt Hyperloop on a new hyperloop…

Air France-KLM inks long-term partnership in global air cargo with CMA CGM Group

PARIS, France: Air France-KLM Group has forged a 10-year deal with CMA CGM Group. This exclusive partnership will see both…

War in Ukraine and Omicron weigh on global air cargo markets

GENEVA, Switzerland: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released March 2022 data for global air cargo markets showing a drop…

IATA announces first industry-developed passenger CO2 calculation methodology

GENEVA, Switzerland: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced the launch of the IATA Recommended Practice Per-Passenger CO2 Calculation…

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

Biobest and PATS join forces in data-driven crop protection by scouting moths with cameras

WESTERLO, Belgium: Technology company PATS and biocontrols supplier Biobest have developed a new tool for Integrated Pest Managment scouting in…

Mid-market companies in China’s horticulture sector seek simple tech solutions

WESTLAND, Netherlands: In addition to the construction of high-tech greenhouses, there is also a large market in China for the…

How drone investment can contribute to sustainable greenhouse production

EDE, the Netherlands: Tech company Corvus Drones develops and produces drones that can fly autonomously in greenhouses. The drones collect…

Van der Ende Groep launches new website

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Van der Ende Groep, a leading supplier of water treatment solutions, is pleased to announce the relaunch of…

Events

Nominees announced for 2022 GreenTech Innovation Awards

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: An environmental footprint calculator for the horticulture sector, a strawberry-picking robot and fully automated sticky trap monitoring using low cost cameras among those shortlisted. The winners will be…

CHA announces a strong contingent of British exhibitors at GreenTech in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: The Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA), in partnership with Department for International Trade, is organising the British exhibitor group/pavilion at GreenTech 2022. This year’s show, taking place in Amsterdam,…

Poland to host Europa Cup floristry competition in August

KATOWICE, Poland: The European Championship in floristry EUROPA CUP will take place between 26-28 August 2022 at Katowice’s International Congress Centre in Poland. Over the past two months, the after-effects…

People

People

People

People

Managing director of Floritec’s Uganda-based cutting farm Peter Benders dies unexpectedly

KAMPALA, UGANDA: Peter Benders, managing director of Floritec’s cutting farm Xclusive died in Mairy Ntinda Village, Uganda on 18 April…

Erfgoed appoints Cor Bremmer as commercial director

MOERKAPELLE, Netherlands: ErfGoed, an international leader in the manufacturing and installation of cultivation floors, has appointed Cor Bremmer as its new…

New Secretary General takes the reins at Fleuroselect

VOORHOUT, Netherlands: Fleuroselect has announced the appointment of Ann Jennen as its new Secretary General. Jennen succeeds Sally van der…

Freek Tromp appointed to lead Dümmen Orange’s Tropicals business unit

DE LIER, Netherlands: Dümmen Orange has appointed Freek Tromp as Head of its Business Unit Tropicals. He will assume responsibility…

Opinion

Staying calm, stepping back and reflecting during the storms

FloraCulture International sat down with Jan van Dam, who became Dutch Flower Group (DFG)’s CEO in January 2021. We wanted…

How the global floriculture industry is emerging from the pandemic

FloraCulture International had a conversation with Sylvie Mamias, Secretary General of Union Fleurs – the International Flower Trade Association, to…

Eva Kähler-Theuerkauf talks of a new way of thinking

Eva Kähler-Theuerkauf is President of Landesverband Gartenbau, Vice-President of Zentralverband Gartenbau, and owner of a lavender, perennials pot mum wholesale…

Trade is looking rosy for Valentine’s day?

Hearts are ruling consumer heads, despite the coronavirus pandemic, says Matthijs Mesken, director of VGB. "We see that they continue…

R&D

New £11.3 million horticulture research centre opens doors in Kent

EAST MALLING, UK: The £11.3 million GreenTech Hub for Advanced Horticulture was officially opened by Tom Tugendhat MP at NIAB’s East Malling site on Thursday 12 May. The Hub will…

Dümmen Orange takes technology-driven plant breeding to next level

DE LIER, Netherlands: Breeder Dümmen Orange, in association with IT Services company Fullstaq, has taken a next step in developing its predictive breeding capabilities. The implementation of a new so-called…

AgriFORCE Growing Systems and Delphy Group join forces

VANCOUVER, Canada, WAGENINGEN, Netherlands: Vancouver-based AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd., a publicly listed ag-tech company that develops sustainable cultivation solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Delphy Group, a…

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