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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…

AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2023 Opens for Entries

The prestigious International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2023, organised by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), is…

Meijer Roses and Fransen Roses earn top accolade at Floriade Best in (Greenhouse) Show Awards

ALMERE, Netherlands: A luxury, large-headed rose with a high petal count and featuring spectacular blooms in peach, pink and green…

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Production

Production

Production

Boskoop Royal Horticultural Society (KVBC) presents 11 Excellence Roses Certificates for seven international rose breeders

ALMERE, Netherlands: Helma van der Louw, chairwoman of Boskoop’s Royal Horticultural Society (KVBC), awarded seven international rose breeders for their…

Greenlife Industry Australia publishes nursery paper on HLB risk in production nurseries

CASTLE HILL, Australia: Australia’s industry body Greenlife Industry Australia (GIA) reports that the country is increasing its biosecurity for an…

Benary conducts PGR trials in Platycodon

VENHUIZEN, Netherlands:  Now that plant growth regulator Tilt is no longer authorised, German plant breeder and seed supplier Benary has…

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

Germany’s Import Promotion Desk (IPD) welcomes Kenya as new partner country

BONN/BERLIN, Germany:  Import Promotion Desk (IPD), an initiative established by the Federation of German Wholesale, Foreign Trade and Services (BGA)…

UAE, and Kazakh delegations visit the Netherlands to learn about greenhouse horticulture

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Trade delegations from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Kazakhstan have visited the Netherlands in week 24 to…

Groenland Holding and L&M Groep join forces to become One Flora Group

AALSMEER, Netherlands: Groenland Holding, consisting of Celieplant, Bouquetnet, Bloominess and Greenpacker, and L&M Group have merged to create One Flora…

IBMA hails EU wide definition of biological control as ‘a significant breakthrough in modern agriculture’

BRUSSELS, Belgium: IBMA, the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association, has hailed the EU wide definition of biological control as ‘a significant…

Novelties

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…

Wyevale Nurseries enters nine new plants for National Plant Show awards

HEREFORD, UK: UK-based Wyevale Nurseries has entered nine new plants for the New Plant Awards at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show this month. Wyevale’s main business is…

Novel Australian native flowers for the world market

Australia’s unique native flowers have potential as new and exciting products worldwide for cut flower and ornamental plant markets. But turning that potential into commercial success is not easy. Bettina…

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

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…

Horticulture meets technology at GreenTech RAI Amsterdam

GreenTech RAI Amsterdam 2022 was the global meeting place for horticulture professionals (14 – 16 June). Finally, it was again…

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…

Events

AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2023 Opens for Entries

The prestigious International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2023, organised by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), is now open for entries. Established in 2009, the awards celebrate…

Meijer Roses and Fransen Roses earn top accolade at Floriade Best in (Greenhouse) Show Awards

ALMERE, Netherlands: A luxury, large-headed rose with a high petal count and featuring spectacular blooms in peach, pink and green hues, and a captivating yellow creamy spray rose, were just…

Royal FloraHolland to stage booth at Abu Dhabi’s inaugural flower trade show WARD

ABU DHABI, UAE: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) aims to diversify its economy by reducing the focus on crude oil. The nation is committed to increasing urban green spaces through…

People

People

People

People

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…

New CEO of Dutch Greenhouse Delta takes the reins

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Dutch Greenhouse Delta, a provider of Dutch expertise in protected cropping,  has appointed Michiel F. van Ginkel as…

New managing director of the Flower Council of Holland takes the reins

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Yvonne Watzdorf has been appointed managing director of the Flower Council of Holland (FCH), effective 1 June 2022.…

Opinion

‘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…

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…

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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