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Dutch King appoints new Agriculture Minister

THE HAGUE, Netherlands: King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mr Piet Adema as…

AIPH World Ornamental Horticulture Summit shows the industry’s future in a digital world

Horticulture’s future in a digital world was the topic of discussion at the second AIPH World Ornamental Horticulture Summit, held…

Royal Van Zanten employees launch tree planting scheme in Uganda and South-Africa

MUKONO, Uganda: With its  ‘A tree for every employee’ campaign, Royal Van Zanten is putting its sustainability programme into action.…

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Production

Production

Production

A Sino-German breeding centre aims to become the largest in South China

HANN, MUENDEN, Germany: Phase one of what will become Southern China’s largest breeding centre will be completed by the end…

How to keep the whitefly population in Poinsettia below a tipping point?

WESTERLO, Belgium: To get good control of whitefly in Poinsettia crops, including the resistant Bemisia biotype, Biobest IPM and Pollination…

HilverdaFlorist hosts grand opening of its new production facility

DE KWAKEL, Netherlands: Employees, business partners and customers of HilverdaFlorist celebrated the opening of the company’s new production location at…

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

Royal Van Zanten announces strategic partnership deal with spray rose breeder Interplant in East Africa

RIJSENHOUT, Netherlands: Royal Van Zanten (RVZ) announced today a partnership with spray rose breeder Interplant. The deal will help growers…

Floriculture sector finalises Responsible Business Conduct Agreement

UTRECHT, Netherlands: Last week, the signatories and stakeholders of the agreement focusing on International Responsible Business Conduct in the floriculture…

Retail potential in Poland

Poland is an important trading partner for flowers and plants. Since the collapse of the Iron Curtain in 1989, the…

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

New varieties in Brandkamp’s Pelargonium Solfaro series

Anholt, Germany: For the coming bedding plant season 2022/2023, further innovations of the constantly growing pelargonium line ‘Solfaro’ will complete and enrich the range. This year the focus is on…

Florall crowns the best in new plant introductions from Belgian plant suppliers

WAREGEM, Belgium: Belgium’s premier horticultural trade show Florall was back in Waregem Expo on Tuesday 23 August 2022. True to tradition a panel of expert judges voted for the best…

Farwest Show voting attendees opt for Styrax japonica ‘Nightfall Snowbell’ as People’s Choice winner at New Varieties Showcase 

PORTLAND, USA: Styrax japonica ‘Nightfall Snowbell’ was chosen by voting attendees as the People’s Choice winner in the 2022 Farwest Show’s New Varieties Showcase. That makes it a sweep for…

Plantarium  Best Market Release Plants and Best KVBC Novelties Part Two

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…

International Hardy Plant Union announces 2022 Innovation Award winners

BOSKOOP, Netherlands: ISU, the International Hardy Plant Union, is proud to present ‘The Golden Quintet’ – five outstanding varieties that a panel of expert judges found to be superior in…

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Dark clouds hang over a slowing global air cargo market as demand drops 9 per cent in July

LONDON, UK: Seasonally adjusted general air cargo market performance data for July 2022 shows a continued slowing down of volume,…

Sustainable travel for fresh roses by sea

The future of transporting flowers is sea freight. Flowers are no exception in the battle against rising transport costs and…

World Financial Symposium (WFS) to focus on reshaping airline resilience post-Covid-19

GENEVA, Switzerland: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 2022 World Financial Symposium (WFS) will focus on reshaping…

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…

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

AIPH World Ornamental Horticulture Summit shows the industry’s future in a digital world

Horticulture’s future in a digital world was the topic of discussion at the second AIPH World Ornamental Horticulture Summit, held…

Producing hydrogen peroxide ‘on demand’ with new HPGen technology

WESTLAND, Netherlands: Horticultural supplier Royal Brinkman, in association with HPNow, has launched the HPGen generator. With the HPGen™ generators, growers…

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…

Events

Royal Van Zanten employees launch tree planting scheme in Uganda and South-Africa

MUKONO, Uganda: With its  ‘A tree for every employee’ campaign, Royal Van Zanten is putting its sustainability programme into action. Planting trees contributes to improving the carbon footprint and helps…

Fleuroselect, Home Garden Conference, shines a spotlight on ‘Small Space Gardening’

MUNICH, Germany: On 31 August and 1 September 2022, Fleuroselect welcomed more than 80 delegates to Munich for the annual Home Garden Conference. The two-day programme proved to be a…

Poland’s Green is Life show helps build togetherness in times of uncertainty

WARSAW, Poland: The 29th Green is Life show and its satellite event Flower Expo Poland, held between 1-3 September 2022 in Warsaw, helped to build togetherness in times of uncertainty.…

People

People

People

People

Dutch King appoints new Agriculture Minister

THE HAGUE, Netherlands: King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has been pleased to approve the appointment of Mr Piet Adema as…

A taste of China at Floriade Expo 2022

The sunshine finally came out this week for China's Pavilion Day at Floriade Expo 2022, on 29 September. The national…

AIPH elects a new President

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), the world’s champion for the power of plants, has elected Leonardo Capitanio as…

Foliage pioneer Phil Cialone dies at 82

ORLANDO, USA: The Natiional Horticulture Foundation reports that longtime foliage industry figure Phil Cialone passed away on 16 September. Phil's…

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

Royal Van Zanten joins Breeding Accel

Breeding Accel was founded in 2014 by KP Holland, Schoneveld Breeding, Sion Orchids and Interplant Roses to shorten the Time to Market for new products by joining forces in the…

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…

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