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Dümmen Orange announces new brand name to encompass its entire range of lavender

DE LIER, Netherlands: Dümmen Orange announced the launch of LaDiva, the new brand name for its entire range of lavender—from…

Four fantastic plants vying for FleuroStar award

VOORHOUT, Netherlands: Fleuroselect is proud to present the four entries in this year’s virtual FleuroStar contest. Each of these new…

International webinar showcasing how cities will benefit from taking an extra-dimensional approach to city greening through green roofs and walls

LONDON, UK: As the environmental, health and economic benefits of green roofs and walls are recognised across the globe, cities…

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Growing Media Europe (GME) welcomes new member

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Growing Media Europe (GME) has further increased its representation of Europe’s growing media industry with the addition of…

LVG Heidelberg screens bedding plant range of drought tolerance

STUTTGART, Germany: German breeder and propagator Selecta One has teamed up with research institute LVG (Staatliche Lehr- und Versuchanstalt für…

Horticulture industry backs moves to reform packaging producer responsibility system

DIDCOT, UK: Leaders from the horticulture sector have come together to write to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural…

Markets

Markets

Markets

Markets

Dümmen Orange announces new brand name to encompass its entire range of lavender

DE LIER, Netherlands: Dümmen Orange announced the launch of LaDiva, the new brand name for its entire range of lavender—from…

Four fantastic plants vying for FleuroStar award

VOORHOUT, Netherlands: Fleuroselect is proud to present the four entries in this year’s virtual FleuroStar contest. Each of these new…

International webinar showcasing how cities will benefit from taking an extra-dimensional approach to city greening through green roofs and walls

LONDON, UK: As the environmental, health and economic benefits of green roofs and walls are recognised across the globe, cities…

Green is Life wants you to Meet Again as it announces this year’s slogan

WARSAW, Poland: The Polish Nurserymen Association and Agencja Promocji Zieleni are pleased to announce that the 28th edition of Green…

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

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. …

COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19

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…

COVID-19 Resources for Horticultural Producers & Growers
The Netherlands and Germany enter hard lockdown

Author: Ron van der Ploeg THE HAGUE, Netherlands, BERLIN, Germany: In a rare televised address, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte…

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…

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

Dümmen Orange announces new brand name to encompass its entire range of lavender

DE LIER, Netherlands: Dümmen Orange announced the launch of LaDiva, the new brand name for its entire range of lavender—from Lavandula angustifolia and L. stoechas to L. dentata. The company…

Four fantastic plants vying for FleuroStar award

VOORHOUT, Netherlands: Fleuroselect is proud to present the four entries in this year’s virtual FleuroStar contest. Each of these new introductions vies to be the next ‘Winner with the Wow…

Danziger to host Open Days in the Netherlands

MISHMAR HASHIVA, Israel: Israel-based plant breeder and propagator Danziger will be hosting Open Days at Imperial Plants in the Netherlands. The event, providing a substitute for this year’s cancelled FlowerTrials,…

Echeveria Devotion wins Glee Gathering New Product Award

BIRMINGHAM, UK: On 15-16 September 2020, Glee Gathering, a digital experience replacing this year’s Glee physical event, hosted exclusive content sessions and panel discussions, a virtual showroom, product showcases, a…

HTA Virtual New Plant Awards Winners 2020

DIDCOT, UK: Apple ‘Trinity’ from Frank P Matthews has been crowned Best in Show at the HTA Virtual New Plant Awards 2020. The 2020 judging panel included  Matthew Biggs (gardener,…

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

Logistics

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…

Holes found in the ‘absorbing’ ‘David versus Goliath’ case on transporting roses

DEN HAAG, Netherlands: Patent holder Floration Europe from Bovenkarspel has drawn the short straw in summary proceedings against Royal FloraHolland.…

Ethiopian Airlines transports 3.5 million Covid-19 vaccines to São Paulo, Brazil

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia: Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics services, a leading pan-African airline, has transported 3.5 million Covid-19 vaccines from Shanghai…

Wave goodbye to wobbly pots in boxes   

LEUSDEN, Netherlands: Plants that fit in 15 cm pots are often placed loosely in a Euro Stacking Box. Modiform's newly…

Tech

Tech

Tech

Tech

Netafim launches intelligent automated filter to counter degrading water quality    

TEL AVIV, Israel:  Netafim, a global provider of precision irrigation solutions and agricultural projects, announced today the launch of its…

Annie van de Riet, president of AVAG
How the pandemic is reframing the future for Dutch greenhouse builders

New greenhouses, mostly glass, have recently been going up at the rate of around 3,500ha a year – and the…

Oreon and  Enersavings Inc. ink partnership deal

IJSSELSTEIN, Netherlands: Dutch lighting company Oreon partners with EnerSavings Inc. From Canada. EnerSavings is a leader in customized lighting retrofits…

Delphy’s hi-tech experimental growth chambers take shape

BLEISWIJK, Netherlands: Work to develop two hi-tech experimental growth chambers that have entered the final few weeks with multi-tier growing…

Events

International webinar showcasing how cities will benefit from taking an extra-dimensional approach to city greening through green roofs and walls

LONDON, UK: As the environmental, health and economic benefits of green roofs and walls are recognised across the globe, cities are integrating green infrastructure to both solve sustainability issues and…

Green is Life wants you to Meet Again as it announces this year’s slogan

WARSAW, Poland: The Polish Nurserymen Association and Agencja Promocji Zieleni are pleased to announce that the 28th edition of Green is Life and its satellite Flower Expo Polska show are…

Upbeat mood at 2021 Orchid Inspiration Days

NAALDWIJK, The Netherlands: Pent-up demand, cool new varieties and merchandising concepts. That sums up the mood at the 2021 Orchid Inspiration Days (8-17 June 2021), the annual open house event…

People

People

People

People

Jack Harrell, Jr. to be inducted into the Tampa Business Hall of Fame

TAMPA, USA: Jack Harrell Jr, Chairman and CEO of Harrell’s, LLC, has been selected to join the class of 2020’s…

Flower Council of Holland welcomes new chairman of the board

WESTLAND, Netherlands: On 21 May 2021, Flower Council of Holland, the marketing arm of the Dutch ornamental horticulture sector, formally…

Van Zanten Breeding appoints Joost Kos as its new breeding and development director

RIJSENHOUT, Netherlands: Dutch based Van Zanten Breeding BV is delighted to announce that Joost Kos has been appointed as breeding…

Holly Scoggins joins NewGen® Boxwood and Saunders Brothers, Inc. in administrative and marketing roles

PINEY RIVER, USA: NewGen® Boxwood, from Saunders Genetics, LLC, and Saunders Brothers, Inc. are pleased to announce the joint hiring…

Opinion

ryan irving
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

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…

The certainty of a good start

Author: Femke Boon* It has been 25 years since the first batch of Petunia was declared free of virus and shipped to customers with a Naktuinbouw Elite certificate. How did it start?  An…

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