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Grand Commandry of Alden Biesen to host annual FleurAmour flower show

BILZEN, Belgium: Held against the historic backdrop of the Grand Commandery of Alden Biesen, FleurAmour is a four-day floral extravaganza…

Prepping for the 31st International Horticultural Congress in Angers, France

ANGERS, France: Anticipation is building with the International Horticultural Congress only a few days away. IHC2022, is the 31st International…

IPM Concept Store to debut  at IPM ESSEN 2023

ESSEN, Germany: Messe Essen is to open its first brand store at the IPM Essen show which will be held…

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Production

Production

Production

Bayer expands existing investment to acquire majority share in sustainable lower carbon oilseed producer CoverCress Inc.

MONHEIM, Germany: Bayer, Bunge and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (Chevron), a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, have signed a shareholders’ agreement in…

Fairtrade Premium helps Kenyan flower workers to boost their wages and overcome cash-flow challenges

NAIROBI, Kenya: Fairtrade has partnered with Emerging Leaders – a charity specialising in unlocking human potential – to provide leadership…

UK horticulture sector reports significant drop in the use of peat

DIDCOT, UK: There has been a dramatic drop in the amount of peat used in compost, according to a new…

Country Showcase

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…

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

Markets

Markets

Markets

Markets

Biobest bolsters its presence in Portugal with the acquisition of Agronologica Unip. Lda.

OLHAO, Portugal, Westerlo, Belgium: Belgium-based biocontrols supplier Biobest has announced the acquisition of Agronologica Unip.Lda. Based in Olhão in Portugal’s…

EU

European Commission announces new measures to prevent Rose Rosette Virus (RRV)

BRUSSELS, Belgium: The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leye, announced on 20 July the implementation of EU…

‘Sustainability is a responsibility and an opportunity’, says FSI’s Jeroen Oudheusden at SAF webinar

ALEXANDRIA, USA: The Society of American Florists (SAF) welcomed Jeroen Oudheusden, currently executive officer of the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI),…

One Flora Group and Connecting Lilies announce collaboration to expand lily portfolio

AALSMEER, Netherlands: One Flora Group, distributor and importer of fresh cut flowers and plants, and Connecting Lilies, a business alliance…

Novelties

Colourful Revelation Dahlias are a magnet for pollinating insects

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Dutch-based plant breeder and propagator Dümmen Orange  has launched Revelation, a new Dahlia series featuring semi-double-flowered blooms available in five colours. Large, semi-double flowers rise above compact, dark…

Plantarium|Groen Direkt 2022 to present the very best in nursery stock products

BOSKOOP, Netherlands: Plantarium|Groen Direkt 2022  Plantarium (24-25 August) is the ideal platform to showcase your latest innovations if you’re involved in ornamental horticulture and the gardening industry. This year’s show…

Petunia grandiflora Bee’s Knees wins FleuroStar Award 2022-23

Fleuroselect, the international organisation for the ornamental plants industry, is proud to announce that the FleuroStar Award 2022-23 crown is for Petunia grandiflora Bee’s Knees from Florensis. Hagen Kalläne, Retail…

Seed-raised and compact branching Perovskia Bluesette to debut at FlowerTrials

HENDRIK-IDO-AMBACHT, Netherlands: The first-ever seed raised Perovskia with compact growth habit to debut at the coming FlowerTrials. Perovskia has many merits. In the border, it has the transparent effect to to…

These are Syngenta’s 19 Stars of the FlowerTrials show

ENKHUIZEN, Netherlands: On the even of FlowerTrials, Syngenta Flowers announces the launch of the Syngenta Flowers’ Stars collection, a selection of the company’s best genetics. The first edition of this…

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

AFKLMP Cargo adds new and unique Modify My Booking feature to its myCargo customer portal

AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL, Netherlands: Collaboration is the key to affordable, reliable and efficient shipping. That’s why Air France KLM Martinair Cargo…

Global floral community gathers to discuss supply chain issues

NEWARK, USA: Members of the global floral community gathered in Miami May 25 to better understand and discuss key supply…

Kenya and the Netherlands strengthens transportation of flowers by sea by signing a Framework of Cooperation

NAIROBI, Kenya: The signing of the framework of cooperation between Kenya Flower  Council and the Embassy of the Kingdom of…

Dutch Hardt Hyperloop and Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, FS Italian Group link 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…

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

Royal Brinkman completes full acquisition of Berg Hortimotive

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Horticultural supplier Royal Brinkman has announced the full acquisition of Berg Hortimotive based in De Lier, Netherlands, a…

Efficiency at height

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Metazet FormFlex Worldwide, a manufacturer and supplier of a variety of metal products for the horticultural secto, such…

R-evolution of the cultivation floor

Innovation by ErfGoed will see producers of soil-grown cut flowers able to reap the benefits of crop uniformity, close environmental…

Dutch-based Bosman Van Zaal and Dordt Contractors & Management from Ontario ink collaboration agreement

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: Bosman Van Zaal CEO Marco Braam and Willem Ligthart, director of Dordt Contractors & Water Management put their…

Events

Grand Commandry of Alden Biesen to host annual FleurAmour flower show

BILZEN, Belgium: Held against the historic backdrop of the Grand Commandery of Alden Biesen, FleurAmour is a four-day floral extravaganza with more than 400 floral artists from all over the…

Prepping for the 31st International Horticultural Congress in Angers, France

ANGERS, France: Anticipation is building with the International Horticultural Congress only a few days away. IHC2022, is the 31st International Horticultural Congress  that will take place between 14-20 August 2022…

IPM Concept Store to debut  at IPM ESSEN 2023

ESSEN, Germany: Messe Essen is to open its first brand store at the IPM Essen show which will be held between 24-27 January 2023. An open and modern retail concept…

People

People

People

People

Global plant breeding community mourns passing of Ciopora’s first Secretary General and Honorary Member René Royon

HAMBURG, Germany: The global plant breeding community said goodbye to a truly inspirational figure on 26 June, when Ciopora’s first…

UK industry body HTA appoints Director of Public Affairs

DIDCOT, UK: The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), the trade association for the UK garden industry, has appointed a Director of…

Magnificent seven’ clock up 230+ years of service at UK-based Wyevale Nurseries

HEREFORD, UK: Six current and one retired team member from Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford have recently been recognised for notching-up…

Tree grower Luigi Pagliani succeeds Leonardo Capitanio as ANVE president

MONOPOLI, Italy:  Cupressus and Quercus grower Luigi Pagliani from Perugia has been elected president of ANVE during the association’s Annual…

Opinion

‘We are blessed that flowers are all around us’

Scott Salter is chief scientist at Lynch Group, a third-generation, vertically integrated wholesaler of cut flowers and potted plants for…

‘It almost looks like it’s from Mars’

FCI Opinion: Mike Rimland is a plant hunter and global ambassador for Costa Farms, North America’s largest indoor plant nursery;…

High risks and low-profit margins (2)

In this second of a two-part column from FloraCulture International magazine, industry veteran Jaap Kras discusses how vertical integration will…

High risks and low-profit margins (1)

In this two-episode column from FloraCulture International magazine, industry veteran Jaap Kras questions if vertical integration will reshape our industry…

R&D

The canary in the coalmine: what spider lilies can tell growers about tospovirus infestation levels

CASTLE HILL, Australia: Greenlife Industry Australia (GIA), the peak body for ornamental horticultural in Australia, has updated its members on a project that explores spider lilies as sentinel plants for…

New Dutch research consortium launches to focus on pharmaceutical compounds of Cannabis sativa

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Agricultural research centre Vertify, consultancy firm Cultivators and the Dutch knowledge and innovation centre for international horticulture World Horti Center and several horticultural suppliers have established a new…

PBR enforcement and claims for damage compensation

Trevisan & Cuonzo, a leading European IP law firm and a pioneer in Plant Variety Protection (PVR), has defined the Italian case law on PBR enforcement, obtaining notable court rulings…

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