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Eliot Barden, UK, announced as AIPH Young International Grower of the Year 2023

Eliot Barden, Production and Education Manager for Majestic Trees, UK, received the Young International Grower of the Year Award at…

GLOBALG.A.P
Learning more about GLOBALG.A.P. at Germany’s IPM Essen show

At the recently held IPM Essen show in Germany, the GLOBALG.A.P. certification scheme presented a range of sustainable solutions.  A…

ISHS announces XXVII International Eucarpia conference on ornamental horticulture

‘From Nature to Culture; breeding ornamentals for sustainability’ is the theme of the 27th ISHS Eucarpia conference on ornamental horticulture,…

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Production

Production

Production

Erfgoed publishes white paper to identify the best cultivation floors and the differences between them

Dutch-based ErfGoed, an international leader in the manufacturing and installing of cultivation floors, has published a white paper ranking seven…

DEFRA’s new five-year plant biosecurity strategy features Wyevale Nurseries

One of the UK’s leading wholesale plant nurseries is featured as a case study in DEFRA’s recently published five-year plant…

A Dutch Japanese friendship built to last

In a generous gesture and unwavering support for urban farming, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture has donated the award-winning Satoyama Japanese…

Country Showcase

Ecuador

Rosy new prospects for Ecuador – despite the challenges

The first half of the year for Ecuadorian-grown roses was perfect, with solid sales for Valentine’s and Mother’s…

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

GLOBALG.A.P
Learning more about GLOBALG.A.P. at Germany’s IPM Essen show

At the recently held IPM Essen show in Germany, the GLOBALG.A.P. certification scheme presented a range of sustainable solutions.  A…

Dutch Flower Group acquires unknown stake in Nini Herburg Roses

Dutch Flower Group (DFG), touted as the world largest floral wholesaler, acquired an unknown stake in Nini Herburg Roses. The…

OptiBoost inks partnership deal with Dutch One Flora Group to extend cut flower shelf life significantly

OptiBoost has struck a partnership agreement with Dutch floral wholesale giant One Flora Group which will see testing capacity for…

Spain sees flower and plant export booming over the first nine months of 2022

Spanish living plant and fresh-cut flowers exporters generated revenues of € 514.7 million over the first nine months of 2022,…

Novelties

Fleuroselect announces its 2024 Gold Medal winners

Fleuroselect is proud to present the 2024 Gold Medal winners. Each one of these breeding breakthroughs obtained an outstanding score on innovation, beauty and garden performance, convincing the organisation’s panel…

Dümmen Orange to showcase Fuchsia Ballerina series at forthcoming IPM show

Breeder and propagator Dümmen Orange will showcase a broad range of annuals, perennials and pot plants at this year’s IPM, including a preview on the new 2023 assortment. Occupying pride…

Jelitto celebrates the launch of a glorious new Bergenia variety

German perennial seed supplier Jelitto Staudensamen from Schwarmstedt has highlighted the pure white Bergenia cordifolia ‘Snowtime’ as an absolute showstopper for 2023. Bergenia cordifolia has been a gardener‘s staple in…

New Royal Hawaiian® ‘Waikiki’ Colocasia from PDSI Named All-American Selections Winner

Lauded by judges for its showy colouration and remarkable hardiness, the variety debuts spring 2023 through PDSI’s Sunset® Plant Collection and Southern Living® Plant Collection.  Notably, the variety represents a…

Richard van Schie and Floritec welcome the long-awaited new addition to the Maverick family

This week, Dutch-based Santini grower Richard van Schie and Chrysanthemum breeder and propagator Floritec have welcomed a new addition to the Maverick family, a range of world-class Santinis. White and…

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Kuehne+Nagel and Apex Logistics receive the last Boeing 747-8 freighter ‘Empower.’ from Atlas Air

Apex Logistics International, a Kuehne+Nagel company, will put into operation the last Boeing 747-8 freighter as part of the long-term…

DHL Global Forwarding wins AFKLMP Cargo Sustainability Award

At the Netherlands-America Foundation's (NAF) prestigious annual ball on Friday 18 November in New York, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo…

LTC branded ‘likely the most environmentally damaging road scheme in England’

A coalition of conservation organisations and groups have written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Mark Harper, calling for…

BioFuel super-lorries will soon hit Dutch and German roads

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) and Jan de Rijk Logistics have joined forces to take the new Long…

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

Delphy event talks about insect netting, bio fungicides and saving energy

Delphy, the Dutch knowledge-sharing organisation and service provider for cultivators worldwide, held a houseplant and bedding plant event at its…

New look for Van der Ende Group

Van der Ende Group is introducing a new logo. The story behind this change exemplifies this family company ethos -…

Horticultural engineering company Ridder earns HortiQ certification

Dutch-based Ridder, a manufacturer of specialist technical systems, has announced its manufacturing process, organisation and core products have been succesfully…

MK Kunststof Techniek earns HortiQ-certification

Dutch-based plastics manufacturer MK Kunststof Techniek has announced its manufacturing process, organisation and core products have been succesfully certified as…

Events

Eliot Barden and Leonardo Capitanio
Eliot Barden, UK, announced as AIPH Young International Grower of the Year 2023

Eliot Barden, Production and Education Manager for Majestic Trees, UK, received the Young International Grower of the Year Award at an International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) awards ceremony held…

ISHS announces XXVII International Eucarpia conference on ornamental horticulture

‘From Nature to Culture; breeding ornamentals for sustainability’ is the theme of the 27th ISHS Eucarpia conference on ornamental horticulture, which will take place between 17-20 June 2023 at the…

Dutch houseplant industry with optimism back to business but uncertainty and volatility remain

Royal FloraHolland’s Mid-Winter Fair can be considered Trade Fair Aalsmeer’s smaller sibling, and seeing the number of exhibitors and plants on display, it certainly is. While Trade Fair Aalsmeer in…

People

People

People

People

Spain’s leading horticultural trade show Iberflora appoints Máximo Solaz as its new director

Iberflora, Spain’s premier trade show for ornamental horticulture, has appointed Máximo Solaz as its new managing director, effective 1 January…

Josef Fischer quits Syngenta Flowers to go independent

Following a successful 15-year long career at Syngenta Flowers, Josef Fischer is retiring on January 20th, 2023. Josef has contributed…

Dutch Greenhouse Delta welcomes Dr Abdulaziz Al-Harbi as its new liaison manager in Saudi Arabia

Dutch Greenhouse Delta, a provider of Dutch expertise in protected cropping, in collaboration with the HortiRoad2theGulf, a programme to help…

Horticultural journalist and Planteria.eu anchor Phil Evans dies at 69

Planteria.eu founder and horticultural journalist Phil Evans has died, his family confirmed on Thursday, 12 January. He was 69. His…

Opinion

The eco-therapeutic benefits of ornamentals

Maurizio Lapponi is a tree grower, author and business consultant from Mantova, Italy. In the December 2022 FloraCulture International, he…

‘Working as a floral judge at Floriade was a great experience’

Ilona Mars was one of the 40 volunteering industry professionals at work during Expo 2022 Floriade. Until 9 October 2022,…

‘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;…

R&D

The UK sounds alarm over further insect number declines in 2022

The Bugs Matter Citizen Science Survey, led by conservation charities Kent Wildlife Trust and Buglife, found a 64 per cent decline in insect numbers sampled on vehicle number plates between…

Bayer acquires German Biotech start-up Targenomix

Monnheim-based Bayer announced last week the acquisition of German biotech start-up Targenomix. The spin-off of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology (MPI MPP) uses novel systems biology and…

The alarming rise in energy bills and inflation is threatening Germany’s botanical gardens

The current energy crisis and rising inflation were on everyone’s lips at the annual gathering of Germany’s top botanic gardens in Konstanz and the annual general meeting of the country’s…

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