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AVBS announces Florall Awards virtually

WAREGEM, Belgium: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Belgium’s premier horticultural trade show Florall turned to virtual judging for the 2021…

Noel Kingsbury makes plea for longer-lasting perennials

BONN, Germany: During his keynote speech at the 2021 ISU expert Talks, British garden designer Noel Kingsbury encouraged the perennial…

Creative partnership forms with two power house companies in South Florida

HOMESTEAD, USA: During these extraordinary times, more and more Americans are seeking to escape their homes and spend time in…

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Creative partnership forms with two power house companies in South Florida

HOMESTEAD, USA: During these extraordinary times, more and more Americans are seeking to escape their homes and spend time in…

‘Phytosanitary ambitions succeed or fail with the capacity of the weakest link’

Ralf Lopian is the Chairman of the international steering committee for the 2020 International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), which…

New packaging solution for plastic recycling in Australia

What started as a small nursery industry workshop late in 2019 has evolved into a nationally-funded plastic recycling initiative with…

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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…

Australia

New packaging solution for plastic recycling in Australia

What started as a small nursery industry workshop late in 2019 has evolved into a nationally-funded plastic recycling…

China

China’s high horticultural ambitions are already worth an estimated $20 billion

Uncle Wang is becoming part of a growing band of 'influencers' in China who sell flowers and plants…

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. …

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COVID-19

Covid-19 in Scotland: united retailers urge click and collect to remain during lockdown

DIDCOT, UK:  Retail industry representatives have written a joint letter to the Scottish Government’s Economy Secretary, Fiona Hyslop MSP, to…

French florists ready to fight back

Author: Ron van der Ploeg 29 October, PARIS, France: Today, the President of the French florist association Fédération Française des…

Virtual Tour to mark Syngenta’s Autumn Trials

ENKHUIZEN, Netherlands: On November 18 Syngenta Flowers will launch a new Virtual Tour supporting the Autumn Trials. This time the…

Spain’s agriculture minister announces nation-wide campaign to promote flowers and plants

Author: Ron van der Ploeg MADRID, Spain: Spanish agriculture minister Luis Planas announces a range of measures to support the…

Novelties

CNB puts Papaver orientale ‘Pink Perfection’ in the spotlight

LISSE, Netherlands: Dutch bulb grower’s cooperative and perennial plant trader CNB puts Papaver orientale ‘Pink Perfection’ in the limelight, highlighting the perennial’s elegance and bee-friendliness. Papaver orientale ‘Pink Perfection’ genuinely…

‘Global interpretation of how New Breeding Techniques would benefit horticulture’

The International Association of Horticultural Producers - AIPH, welcomed participants from around the world to an online seminar on Novelty Protection on Tuesday 19 January. AIPH is the World’s Champion…

CNB New Plants puts Miscanthus ‘Neil Lucas’’ in the spotlight

LISSE, Netherlands: Dutch bulb growers’s cooperative and perennial plant trader CNB puts Miscanthus sinensis ‘Neil Lucas’ in the limelight, highlighting the ornamental grass’ elegance and structural qualities. Miscanthus sinensis ‘Neil…

CNB New Plants puts Panicum virgatum ‘Sangria’ in the spotlight

LISSE, Netherlands: Dutch bulb growers’s cooperative and perennial plant trader CNB puts Panicum virgatum ‘Sangria’ in the limelight, highlighting the ornamental grass’ elegance and structural qualities. Bred by Hans Meskers,…

Dümmen Orange launches two new Vitamum garden mums

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Reliability in cultivation and enduring consumer appeal – these two important qualities are shared by the garden mum varieties Lively Red Bicolor and Lively Pink Bicolor, that is…

Logistics

Logistics

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Logistics

Royal FloraHolland categorically denies copyright infringement and refuses to pay

THE HAGUE, Netherlands:  Royal FloraHolland refuses to recognise the copyright case brought against it by Floration Europe. All was not…

The woman brave enough to sue Royal FloraHolland over alleged patent infringement

THE HAGUE, Netherlands: Tomorrow,  (Tuesday 2 March), Dutch-based Floration Europe, a company specialising in cut flowers sea transportation, taking Royal…

Container Centralen (CC) is splitting into two companies in Europe

HOOFDDORP, Netherlands: Container Centralen is splitting itself into two companies. One company is focusing entirely on the Horticulture supply chain…

Vaccine delivery won’t inject further disruption to air cargo’s current burdens

SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland: What does the global distribution of 15 billion Covid-19 vaccines mean for an already heavily battered air cargo…

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

Pöppelmann TEKU’s Circular360 pots now available in a range of colours

LOHNE, Germany:  German horticulture packaging and plastic manufacturer Pöppelmann TEKU® is pleased to announce that its Circular360 pots are now…

Bottom heat that rolls out like a carpet

COTATI, USA: Growers now have a quick, easy way to provide the game-changing root zone heating that plants prefer. Roll’N…

The Netherlands and Mexico sign MOU to strengthen collaboration

Author: Ron van der Ploeg HILVERSUM, Netherlands: Mexico-based horticultural training centre Ceickor, biocontrols supplier Koppert and the international hub for…

HAL Investments to take minority stake in Dutch greenhouse builder Prins Group

Author: Ron van der Ploeg KWINTSHEUL, Netherlands, 3 November 2020:  HAL Investments has announced a minority investment in Dutch greenhouse…

Events

AVBS announces Florall Awards virtually

WAREGEM, Belgium: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Belgium’s premier horticultural trade show Florall turned to virtual judging for the 2021 Florall Spring Awards. The Florall Awards typically are the centrepiece…

Noel Kingsbury makes plea for longer-lasting perennials

BONN, Germany: During his keynote speech at the 2021 ISU expert Talks, British garden designer Noel Kingsbury encouraged the perennial plant industry to look for ways to improve the longevity…

Speakers and supporters announced for AIPH Plant Health Conference 2021

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), in association with FloraCulture International, is inviting all those involved in the ornamental horticulture supply chain to attend its virtual Plant Health Conference.…

People

People

People

People

Michael Perry, aka Mr Plant Geek, smelling herbs
‘I’m just green doing my thing’

For hortpreneur Michael Perry, plants are everything. He goes by the moniker Mr Plant Geek and recently listed in The…

Former FCI-correspondent Nancy Laws dies at 79

SANDPOINT,  USA: When FCI's Italian correspondent Arturo Croci sent former FCI correspondent Nancy Laws his Christmas wishes in December, he…

GME rep joins Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP) as new Board member

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Growing Media Europe (GME) , the industry body for the  European growing media industry is pleased to announce…

Dutch Flower Foundation names new Chair

DE KWAKEL, Netherlands: The Dutch Flower Foundation today announced that it has appointed Marcel Zandvliet, Marketing and Sustainability chief (CMO/CSO)…

Opinion

Bridging the gender equality gap in the floriculture sector

Women provide a crucial role within the floriculture industry worldwide, and here we celebrate this fact in tribute to International…

Jaap Kras
Demand far exceeds supply, but all is not rosy for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, or the celebration of LOVE, originated as a religious ceremony during Roman times. In the early centuries, it…

FRANK-DE-HEK
Global M&A activity severely hit by Covid-19

"The number of merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in the overall economy dropped by nearly 50 per cent after the…

JAN DIETER BRUNS
Whoever stops, falls behind

"At the time of writing, the number of coronavirus infections worldwide is nearing eight million and global deaths 1.1 million.…

R&D

Creative partnership forms with two power house companies in South Florida

HOMESTEAD, USA: During these extraordinary times, more and more Americans are seeking to escape their homes and spend time in the great outdoors. Looking to bring the outdoors inside, one…

‘Phytosanitary ambitions succeed or fail with the capacity of the weakest link’

Ralf Lopian is the Chairman of the international steering committee for the 2020 International Year of Plant Health (IYPH), which extends beyond 2020 due to Covid-19. He will be the…

Floragard’s Eco Glue may help to secure the future of press pot production

OLDENBURG, Germany: Floragard, a long-established and reputable manufacturer of exclusive growing media products and specialist mix substrates, has successfully trialed its newest substrate additive Flora Eco-Glue which may secure the…

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