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Dutch flowers inspire ‘hop on, hop off’ visual arts exhibit in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Agroberichten, the newsletter of the network of Dutch agricultural counsellors worldwide, reports on The Garden of Delight. A…

Between pandemic and plantdemic

DIDCOT, United Kingdom: Between pandemic and plantdemic: how can the industry sustain the houseplant trend? This was one of the question…

HTA urges the UK and EU to agree on equivalence in plant health standards

DIDCOT, UK: Following Lord Frost’s announcement yesterday that the UK will be maintaining a “standstill period” for current grace periods…

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Production

Dutch growers and breeder launch new website to promote the versatility of bouvardias

RIJSENHOUT, Netherlands: The work of four growers, Borgijink Bouvardia, Kwekerij Chrywijk, and Vreeken Bouvardia plus breeder Royal Van Zanten is…

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…

Seiont Nurseries helps UK garden centres promote new plants through Joy of Plants partnership

CAERNARFON, UK: Seiont Nurseries has been looking at ways to help garden centres promote new plants via their webshops and…

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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

Author: Ron van der Ploeg Reporting on Portugal’s domestic production, including figures is not an easy task as…

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

Markets

Markets

Markets

Dutch flowers inspire ‘hop on, hop off’ visual arts exhibit in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Agroberichten, the newsletter of the network of Dutch agricultural counsellors worldwide, reports on The Garden of Delight. A…

Between pandemic and plantdemic

DIDCOT, United Kingdom: Between pandemic and plantdemic: how can the industry sustain the houseplant trend? This was one of the question…

HTA urges the UK and EU to agree on equivalence in plant health standards

DIDCOT, UK: Following Lord Frost’s announcement yesterday that the UK will be maintaining a “standstill period” for current grace periods…

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…

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…

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

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…

Flower freighter Kuehne+Nagel welcomes Partners Group as a minority shareholder of Apex

SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland: Kuehne+Nagel is the world largest freight handler for flowers. The company has agreed to sell to Partners Group,…

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…

Benelux will see 70 per cent of the 200ha of lit orchid production using LEDs by 2025

WORLD, News: Five years ago, less than 15 per cent of the world’s greenhouse crop area was lit but that’s…

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…

Working towards a climate-neutral greenhouse crop production

With the Dutch horticulture industry working towards ‘climate neutral’ greenhouse crop production by 2040 at a session of GreenTech's online…

Events

Dutch flowers inspire ‘hop on, hop off’ visual arts exhibit in Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary: Agroberichten, the newsletter of the network of Dutch agricultural counsellors worldwide, reports on The Garden of Delight. A visual arts exhibition is bringing the iconic Dutch flowers to…

Between pandemic and plantdemic

DIDCOT, United Kingdom: Between pandemic and plantdemic: how can the industry sustain the houseplant trend? This was one of the question FCI/AIPH’s well-attended Houseplant Webinar on 30 June tried to answer.…

Dutch and Italian flowers help deliver the Pope’s blessing for first World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

CITTA DEL VATICANO, Vatican City: A truck filled to the brim with fresh cut flowers from the Netherlands and Italy is on its way to Rome. This Sunday, 25 July,…

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.…

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…

Pistoia Nursery District welcomes Francesco Ferrini as its new President

PISTOIA, Italy: The Ornamental Nursery District of Pistoia (Distretto Vivaistico Ornamentale di Pistoia) has today announced the appointment of Francesco…

Nils Klemm retires from Selecta One

STUTTGART, Germany: Breeding and young plant company Selecta One announces that Nils Klemm has decided to end his role as…

Opinion

Growing trees is not as instant as 3D printing

Maurizio Lapponi is a tree grower from Mantova, Italy and previously served as President of the European Nurserystock Association (ENA).…

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…

We Connect to Grow

Fred van Tol, Manager of International Development at Royal FloraHolland writes about the Floriday Platform. “It had a major impact…

Over the past 40 years, the agricultural industry has moved through different stages of consolidation. In my view, agricultural businesses will continue to merge with or acquire other companies, writes Arne Bac, Sector Specialist, Rabobank Food&Agri, the Netherlands.
Consolidation in the floriculture value chain is a growing concern

Over the past 40 years, the agricultural industry has moved through different stages of consolidation. In my view, agricultural businesses…

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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