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Flower food helps florists to reduce their water use

NAARDEN, Netherlands: Chrysal, Chrysal a global supplier of premium flower care products with proven results for growers, packers, supermarkets, florists…

The UK’s Garden Centre Association (GCA) announces Ruxley Rose finalists

CHESTER, UK: The UK’s Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced the finalists for its annual Ruxley Rose competition. Twenty garden…

‘There is no more time to waste’ for improving sustainability in ornamental horticulture

“It is vital that impactful sustainability measures are adopted as the norm across the industry,” says Dr David Bek, “There…

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‘There is no more time to waste’ for improving sustainability in ornamental horticulture

“It is vital that impactful sustainability measures are adopted as the norm across the industry,” says Dr David Bek, “There…

Floriculture Sustainability Initiative is going strong

Jeroen Oudheusden is a keynote speaker at AIPH’s forthcoming Sustainability Conference and Chief Executive of the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI).…

Working together for the future of floriculture

Ximena Franco Villegas heads the Sustainability and Environmental Affairs Department of Asocolflores. She will be a panellist at AIPH’s Path…

Country Showcase

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

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
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

Flower food helps florists to reduce their water use

NAARDEN, Netherlands: Chrysal, Chrysal a global supplier of premium flower care products with proven results for growers, packers, supermarkets, florists…

The UK’s Garden Centre Association (GCA) announces Ruxley Rose finalists

CHESTER, UK: The UK’s Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced the finalists for its annual Ruxley Rose competition. Twenty garden…

‘There is no more time to waste’ for improving sustainability in ornamental horticulture

“It is vital that impactful sustainability measures are adopted as the norm across the industry,” says Dr David Bek, “There…

World Horti Centre apppoints Puck van Holsteijn as new Chief Executive Officer

WESTLAND, Netherlands: World Horti Centre, the  Dutch knowledge and innovation centre for international horticulture, is delighted to announce that Puck…

Novelties

There is only one Nevada fern

BURGH HAAMSTED, Netherlands: The USA was the first country to adopt Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Nevada’, also known as the Nevada fern. It was spotted accidentally in an Aalsmeer greenhouse more than…

Farwest Show judges choose Sensational® Lavender as Best in Show at New Varieties Showcase 

PORTLAND, USA:  Sensational® Lavender (Lavandula intermedia ‘Tesseract’ PP31786) was chosen by judged as the Best in Show winner in the 2021 Farwest Show’s New Varieties Showcase. The plant, discovered by…

Farwest Show voting attendees choose Kimono™ Hydrangea as People’s Choice winner at New Varieties Showcase 

PORTLAND, USA: Kimono™ Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Hokomareki’ USPPAF), hybridised in the Netherlands by Kolster BV and introduced by  Curoplant Co., was chosen by voting attendees as the People’s Choice Winner…

‘Speaking Blossoms’ spray rose premieres at Dutch flower auction

AALSMEER, Netherlands: One of the latest breeding breakthroughs in roses, Rosa ‘Speaking Blossoms’ made its début at the world’s largest flower auction Royal FloraHolland in Aalsmeer last month. The rose…

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…

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Are the bots on their way to your greenhouse crop?

The latest update is in and it all seems good: the drone image data predicts your Easter weekend crop is…

Exporting flowers and plants by aeroplane is on the rise

Carlo Vijverberg and Alex van der Goes are the directors of Florca, a company specialising in exporting cut flowers and…

The four best IPM practices to protect roses against False Codling Moth infestations

Thaumatotibia leucotreta, commonly known as the False Codling Moth (FCM), is a threat to the production and marketing of roses,…

Airline industry stats confirm 2020 was worst year on record

MONTREAL, Canada:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) publication with performance figures…

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

Are the bots on their way to your greenhouse crop?

The latest update is in and it all seems good: the drone image data predicts your Easter weekend crop is…

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…

The autonomous greenhouse, the one, every grower is talking about

Netherlands: Getting the best from your crop will, in future, become more the computer’s responsibility as autonomous growing looks set…

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…

Events

The UK’s Garden Centre Association (GCA) announces Ruxley Rose finalists

CHESTER, UK: The UK’s Garden Centre Association (GCA) has announced the finalists for its annual Ruxley Rose competition. Twenty garden centres all received top scores in the GCA’s summer inspections,…

‘There is no more time to waste’ for improving sustainability in ornamental horticulture

“It is vital that impactful sustainability measures are adopted as the norm across the industry,” says Dr David Bek, “There is no more time to waste.” Dr Bek is a…

Members of the European Nurserystock Association (ENA) gather in Bavaria

MUNICH, Germany: The European Nurserystock Association (ENA) held its summer meeting in Germany’s southern-most region Bavaria between 1 until 4 September 2021. The delegates from 19 countries - Belgium, Bulgaria,…

People

People

People

People

World Horti Centre apppoints Puck van Holsteijn as new Chief Executive Officer

WESTLAND, Netherlands: World Horti Centre, the  Dutch knowledge and innovation centre for international horticulture, is delighted to announce that Puck…

Working together for the future of floriculture

Ximena Franco Villegas heads the Sustainability and Environmental Affairs Department of Asocolflores. She will be a panellist at AIPH’s Path…

Delphy announces new addition to board of directors

WAGENINGEN, Netherlands: Delphy, the Dutch knowledge sharing organisation and service provider for  cultivators around the world (formerly known as DLV),…

Philippe Lamy, the Father of France’s leading floral design school La Piverdie dies at 73

AUBIGNE-SUR-LAYON, France: Philippe Lamy, former director of France’s leading floral design school La Piverdie passed away on 14 August after…

Opinion

PBR in relation to harvested material

Mia Buma is Ornamentals Production Advisor to AIPH, wrote in the July-August 2021 edition of FloraCulture International magazine. AIPH’s Novelty…

Paying homage to the auction clock

In the run-up to Mother’s Day, Royal FloraHolland reported a record week turnover of over 170 million euros. This achievement…

Fred van Tol
Proud of being part of the floricultural industry

Netherlands: Fred van Tol, Manager of International Development at Royal FloraHolland, writes in the latest edition FloraCulture International, July-August 2021…

Covid-19: One year later

Well, it is now a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the global population.  We have never experienced anything like…

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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